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Digital page images are linked to the text file. it J i tf BLUE GRASSVol IL No 21 Lexington Kentucky Saturday November 21 1891 Subscription 2 II4C rKind Words from the South ern Journal The foregolngtolls that we are t have some Moore good Prohibition agitation We are glad to see Blue Grass lnde at work cuttin such a wide swath among the incon stant voters Moore knows how to write and should be supported in th work There is a wide field in Ken Lucky for Prohibition papers 1860 OOOpopulation shjuld support 372 Prohibition papers The idea of our suspending the Journal is one Moore joke Moore should try to tone down somewhat like we have not because we say so but because it will aid him in the work Good ProhibitionistS will read the Blade any way but there is a class- that we want to reach with Prohibition logic that will not read either one of our rantankerous sheets but it took us some time to learn it A man with strong convictions and a knowledge of the righteousness of his cause is liable not to see his faults Experience has been a good teacher for us and we give this advice gratis to Brother MooreSouthern Jour nal The above is in respouce to a squib iu which I professed to be jealous of the prosperity of the Southern Journal It is evidently kindly intended and may be good advice and the Journal seems to be prospering under ita new policy and I am glad it is But as for myself I abominate the word compromise expediency policy I do not believe iu tempor izingWhenever Iam convinced that suaviterin modo is for the ulti mate Koodof the Prohibition cause you will find in me all the ydistinguished docility of Marys I am the fellow that can do it But as long as 1 under stand it as I now do Iam going to throw rocks and brickbats in stcadof turf at that liquor traffic boy in my apple tree I havent studied away over in the hack part of the blue back spelling bookall for nothing Let Bro Sawyer lead and Iwill get behind and drive and may be between us well get there with themule Pier J J Rucker Tries to Harmonize the Discord made foj the Voices Ungodly League Editorial On the night of November 9 in the Christian church in George town I heard Prof Rucker make to a good audience a Prohibition speech that I am willin to pay 500 toward having111m deliver over this state at any time he can do it before the Presidentialelec tion in 92 The main and almost only fea ture of the argument is what has been officially said in favor of Prohibition by twentysix relig ious denominations in the United States by the Court of Appeals of the state of KentucKy by Governor Leslie of Kentucky and by a Congressional ap pointed to report upon the effects of the liquor traffic iu the United is the committee whose report to Congress was defeated by Breckinridge of this state though Prof Rucker did not al lude to the fact in his speech The Professor attempts a har mony of the liscordamong Prohibitionists that has been occa sioned by the editorials of the New York Voice that charge the churches with the responsibility The Professor acquits or fails to acquit the churches of this indictment according as we regard the official actions of their members as constituting the senti ments of the churches Ifwhat the churches in their official capacity have saidconsti tutes the position of the churches on the liqupr traffic then twenty six religious denominations of the United States embracing all that are generally known are in favor of a suspension of the liquor trafficIf the way fourfifths of the members of these churches have voted constitutes the voice of the churches then these churches or the church if we re yard it in its collective capacity as certainly a bulwark of the liquor traffic as the Voice said it was as that the Demo cratic party of Kentucky is such a bulwark t r i If we discard technicality aud talk in the current terminology of the day I do not think that the Professor exonerates the church from the charge of the Voice The leading officials of Breathitt county in this state may be in favor of law aud order but if it be true that there are so many of the citizens of that county that are opposed to these officials iu their attempts to sustain the law that the officers can not control speakBreatbitt of county though it may have as asoany Even though the Court of Ap andgtucky have expressed themselves trafficethe state is justly said to be in fa vor of the liquor traffic as long as it votes against Prohibition as it doesThis attempted harmony of the responsibilitymeant by Prof Rucker for the partybutlanguage upon such points the church is at least a bulwarkof the liquor traffic A Part of a Letter From a Chip of the old Block UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE JMYme a letter today eaying you were going to supend the Blade Of course I am very sorry but I suspect it is best as the excite ment is more than you and Mama ought to stand I am very sorry that you have made enemies but I shall never paperThewas the cowardly set of people who could not stand to have the truth told about them You have fought a good fight and have done your part toward the advancement of humanity What greater thing could you have doneThe friends you have now are true ones Those have lost were not worth having- If I live long enough I believe I will be highly respected on ac count of my father Iam not frightened byanyhqil attempting to assault you for those people know you too well But if you all dont quit pretend ing to be you may look for me up in Kentucky before long I think that piece in the Leader was about as absurd as an article could be- Such pieces will not amount to anything Please do keep out ofj public life after this You find the farm just as interestin if you dont work too hard This is a part of u letter from my son that I have just come across in a package of unanswered cor respondence I have to do so much newspa per writing that I am a poor pri vate correspondent 1 am proudof myson and no letter that I have gotten encour aged me so much as that one He would not have written with out marking it confidential if he had not thought the Blade had permanently suspended I publish it because it tells an interesting tale Doesnt it seem strange thai in this land of Universities and colleges and churches a son would have to cheer his father for the discouragements he meets in trying to stop so flagrant a crime as that against which the Blade is working If to have a son who can consistently talk like that iu so great a source of happiness to me what must be the misery the father ot one of these young men whose faces show them to be debauched by liquor Somebody may say I am bragging too soon on my son but 18I twentyone years old and has never yet tasted liquor or tobajco and I am not afraid The misery of parents with drunken sons and the happiness of parents with dutiful sons equally appeal to good men to do all they can to put down this awful crime of the liquor traffice but evenI men who are good in other respects seem to be blinded as by some infatuation when it comes to this greatest ofall sins the liquor traffic Just as long as my son abstains from the first drink of liquor I will have absolutely no fear that ho man bring sorrow upon the gray hairs of myoIdage but as soon as I hear he has taken his first drink a shaft will go into my heart that will quiver there as long as I live I would not have him deliber ately to take that first drinkeven of wine at a socialentertainment from a beautiful aad sweet girl for 100000 In looking over the batch o letters in which I find this one from my son I find one from a gentleman which near the end contains these words It is quite incomprehensible that so many people can complacently look on this great evil until the chickens come home to roost But when their own domestic hearth is in vaded by the arch enemythen comes the wail of That is so and you would think that it would make them try to eave somebody elses boy but it does not have that effect In that same package of letters there is a short one from a gentle man who sent me 200 for my paper and says he enjoys much in it and then he makes that same patronizing apology for my religion that so many of them do Now let me tell you about that man I regard him and his fam ily as one of the lovliest families of people I ever saw When I was a young man they used to hear me preach and were my devoted friends and are all such to dayThey are all the most sincerely religious people When I was a young preacher that gentleman was a grocer and I noticed him one day selling whisky Aa soon asIcould conveniently do so I asked him if he did not think it whiskyHe no that was a part of the grocery trade andmy customers called for it I know you will hardly believe me when I tell you so but I had been reared eight miles away from any town and knew so little about practical life in the world that when he told me that I thought may be the law compelled every grocer to keepwhisky and I never said more to him about it though I thought great deal about it and it seemed to me a strange arrangement that a Christian man would have to sellI whiskyHe two little boys small that I could hold both of them at once on my knees Soon after that we were separated and I have only seen one of the sons to this day They both grew up to be drunkards One suicided and I saw the other one last summer He was amodelI man and was a worker and voter for Prohibition and was glad to me and said much to encour igeme in niy ok His father stillvotes for whisky byvoting with the Democrats He does not vote with the Democrats because he wants free trade His business is not affected by that He votes with the Democrats and for whisky because he hates the Yankees for what they did in the war more than a quarter of a century ago I hate the Yankees too but I turned infideland voted for Fisk a Yankee Generalwho was a Christian and philan thropist tor President of the United States at the same time my Christian friend voted for old Grover Cleveland whose friends did not deny that he was a libertine and who had stuffed himself with eatables and drinkables and is so swollen up about the jowls and neck that he looks like the proprietor ofa Dutch beer saloon and Bob Ingersoll says of him that he does not have to unbutton his collar when he pulls off his shirt In the last day or two I have received postal card from aI Christian gentleman who had been my friend for years The cardwas severe Whisky had invaded a lovely family and wrought fearful ruin The family are friends of the gen tleman who wrote the cardand of myself I said in the Blade that every friend of that ruined man who hadvoted against Prohibition laBtI August was responsible for the ruin of our friend Igave no names but this indignant card comes from one of the Christian friends of this unhappyman Only one day since a man met me on the streets of Lexington I did not know him but he told me his name He said to me that a few days before that he had had a very hot conversation with some gentle men about me in which he was defending me He gave the names of the gentlemen with whom he had been and I knew them to bo influential church men and Democrats My friend said to me Iread every word in the Blade except the advertisements and then send it to my son and tell him to read it the same way Those men said to me How can you defend Charley Moore when you take your three drinks of whisky every day I told them that was true but that 1 was for you because you are right and I am going to vote with jo I f If all of these things were told in a novel or upon the stage they would not sound naturalwould they beingbroughtagainst the whisky traffic after the chickens have come home to roost and misery has been brought into our own families I am sorry to say does not work like you suppose it would It does not make them penitent Like Ephraim they are joined to their idolsand they seem to show that misery loves company and because whisky has lasted their eons they willstill vote for it in the hope that it may blast my son and the good sons of other men so that others may not crow over them I know what I am saying when Kentuckyhundreds observe the outward forms of Christianitywho would chuckle to themselves with diabolical joy if they would only hear that one ofmy sons had fallen a victim to read in the Blade where a goodman spoke of me as casting out the whisky devil He spoke more wisely perhaps than he knew- Kentucky is today full of men who call themselves Christians who are just as truly possessed of devils as was the man of the Gaderenes spoken of in the New TestamentThat was simply dayThesevoting with the Democrats and the Republicans and therefore voting for liquor are simply crazy on the liquor question and like all other crazy people they thinkany man who opposes them is crazy If the minds of the peo pie of Kentucky were as thoroughly unbalanced on a few other wouldbe things as they are upon the intoanarchJifof us The people are literally pos sessed of the devils just as they were in New Testament times This liquor infamy has come on us by degrees from age to age that the people are incapable of reasoning about the enormity of it They are on that subject- at a9truly raoaoraaoiacs as many patients in the Lu natic Asylum at Lexington In Georgetown where Iam writing there was lately pointed out to me an elegant residence that was said to have been built by a man who made the money to build it andanother fine house in the last ten years by selling whisky at five cents a drink The Christian people here think that is all right some Chi namen were to come here to open an opium deu these Christians would think the opium den ab surd Opium is a harmless drug compared with whisky but there are whisky dens anywhere in the town and walking the streets are men iu poverty the results of whiskywho were elegant young gentlemen of the prominent fami boyThese see it but they still have the saloons generationThis phenomenon can only be accounted for on the hypothesis that the people are possessed of a devil an are incapable of ex ercisingordinary good judgment Runs Roiuaiiisui and lie bellion Poor Bro Burchard is dead again but his statement that Democracy is the party of Rum Romanism and Rebellion is still kickingThe competent and exemplary men iu office in Lex ington arc J B Simrall and James Headley the first an Al derman and the latter the Clerk of the Circuit Court They are both Presbyterians and Christian gentlmen and both exConfed erate soldiers Simrall is a son of a Presbyterian minister deceased who was an excellent man and is a nephew of John C Breckinridge He is perhaps the most intelligent defender of Democratic poli tics in Lexington He is a druggist and is in succestul business He wanted to be mayor of Lex ington Hull Davidson a saloon proprietor snowed him under so deep that a St Bernard dog could not dig him out Mr Headley like Simrall is a model man or as near so as any mancan be who is not a Prohibitionist He has discharged the duties of his office for years with absolute satisfaction Now an Irish Catholic James Rogers wants the office and the indica tions are that Mr Headley will Lava to ttog dorm and out As ati evidence that Iam the personal friend of Mr Rogers I offer the fact that in Dog Fennel precinct where Ivote the first vote on the poll books at the election at which Mr Rogers elected is my vote for fo sheriff there being no Prohibition candidate I voted for him because I believed him a nice man and would makej agoodsherifi because he had and competently dis chargm the duty of deputy sheriff I sti ithink him a nice and com petent man and he and his father inlaw fire both patrons of my pa per I have said before and now re peat it that Presbyterianism is the worst religion in the world and Catholicism next so that ICan have no religious prejudice in fa againstMrI hopft Rogers will beat Head ley as badas Davidson beat Sim rail Lexingtontopolitical rights that a Catholic is bound to respect Simrall is my personal friend and has been from boyhood and exclusivelyinI am glad that Davidson heat him because Iwant him and others to see that a man who does not keep a saloon has no political rights in Lexington that a saloon ke respectNext Pro hibitionist the best thing for Prohibition is to fill all of the offices chock full of saloonkeepers and Catholics The better class of Democrats will get their eyes open after a while similia similibus curantur goodforIts good medicine A Presbyterian hates a Catholic worse than he does the devil but the Presbyterians will grin and bear it like that Spartan boy that had the coo i under his jacket But it does ny very soul goodclear down ii my boots to know how away d wn in their hearts these old fllandyouwontandbe Presbyterians Headlcuse Littlefmy Book JACKSONVILLE ILLS Oct 2791 My DEAR SIRMyreader has read to me your Rational View of Christianity in the main I think justly showing up the ir PopesBiblefourth century which never had anything to do with our pro Christ word of the first century certainly it never hadany sort ot authority or approval from Christ himself or from any real Christ word now extant iu the worldI recently dictated a little book on these points to my writer now just through the press a copy ot which I will request my pub youI to clean origioalhelps on the needed expurgation youriFather Stone and to Alexander Campbell when he was here They both lida grand work in separating the church creed from the Popes Bible of the fourthcen tury but they made no attempt to separate the real Christ words from the immense pile or deluge of church words which they were in that century totally overwhelmed I could not there fore unite with them though I ad mired them They did not go far enough They left all the dirt and rubbish in the parlor only some what piled up in heaps But your method seems to me to throw dirt rubbish furniture goods and all out of the window- I have adopted the other course ofsaving the goods and letting the dirt and rubbish go though j confess its pile is vast and huge the accumulation of all the apostate ages Can we not unite in saving enough to base our own free states schools and institutions upon pecially as they were I believe born wholly out of them and can not long exist in any other possi ble basis Please inform me how this strikes you trulyJ I appreciate the compliment in that one so ev idently intelligent on the subject under discussion should have taken pains to read my book so critically and inform me of his impressions of it in so kind a manner though he does not wholly agree with rue t f i 7 f But I have not as yet seen caus to reconsider any of the positions of the Rational View Wher- I touch upon questions regarding the origin of the and the existentrimmortality of the soul and ques tions germain thereto all o whichare necessarily andersen tially merely speculative I have only given what were my best impressions at the time of writing and that ate such to this time All such conjectural views must be subject to continual emendation as new light is gained But in those instances where I claim to speak dogmatically concerning what is commonly known as the internal evidences of the script positionsplenaryinspirationwhich theory of inspiration worthy of consideration which is d quotatiowhich are applied as prophecies in the New Testament is scarcely less defensible than a proposition in EuclidI that much of what I have said in my book sounds rabid andultra aa things sound in my paper This is not a style adopted shockingthe brevityiseconomise the time of my readers an publicationIn on these subjects it sounds to me theydeemThe practice of expediency I veryhighmybookright but Ido not believe that it will often say so I believe however that myviews are strictly rational and that they will be commonly received in the years after Iam dead Whisky gets in Its work for poor Jo Mnlhattan Joe Mulhattan the great Kentucky cave liar has come to grief as the following special from Pittsburg will show Jos Mul throughouthethe writer of some of the most startling and marvelously untrue stories ever published by the newspapers was arrested here today charged with stealing money from Patrick OToole a roommate OToole alleges that he met Mul hattan in a saloon last night and having missed his train accepted au invitation to share Mulhattans room for the night When he arose this morning Mulhattan was moneyHethorities and the accused was ar rested this afternoon He denied taking the money but the amount said to have been taken was found in his possession He was locked up for a hearing tomorrpw = Bourbon News That is a touching story to any man who ever knew Jo Mulhat tanYou never saw a nicer little gentleman than he seemed to be was the pink of perfection in his dress and manners as gentle as a goodwoman anda man that everybody felt like being a friend to lie was a drummer for a hard ware house in Louisville He had a fancy for writing stories for newspapers the joke of whichwas to have them as unreasonable as it would be possible to make them andstill have them be of his best ones was an nom count of monkeys having been trained to break hemp in Clark couutyin this state He gave a account of the inhuman manner in which the monkeys were treated by the farmers Of course people here knew that monkeys could not break hemp but the account elicited a little from a lady member of a Humanitarian Society in london Jos name got to bea proverb as that of a liar but it was not understood at all to apply to his veracity He was a friend to newspaper men andI liked to be about newspaper of fices and I have seen him go oft to saloons with them when I thought his only purpose was to be a friend to them so they would give him puffs that would help him and his business a great while ago whisky put him in a lunatic asylum Now he is in jail Thats the way whisky is doing all the time but everybody ex sayits xJw r ELECTED pricese theflead on Underwear and Hosiery Just What You Want In wool merino and cotton Underwear for Gents In wool merino and cotton Underwear for Ladies In wool merino and cotton Underwear for Children In fast black Hosier for Ladies Gents and Children In Union Suits and Jerseyribbed Underwear for Ladi In Cloaks and Jackets for Misses and Ladies In fancy Dry Goods of Every Description AT TAYLOR HAWKINS No7 West Main Street Lexington Ely No 7 W Main Street THOMPSON BOYD Manufacturers offFINE SADDLES a HARNESS RACE AND TROTTING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTYI NO 53 EAST MAIN STREET J LEXINGTON KY 20 c PER WEEK THE DAILY COURIER JOURNAL I THE LOUISVILLE TIMES 10 CENTS PER WEEK Will be delivered at your residence every day for 200 per week or 25c per week for Daily and Sunday Give your order tp J HUE FRATHER Agent130 EAST MAIN STREET ROBERT KENNEDY SUCCESSOR TO KNOXVILLE FURNITURECO Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all Kinds of CTPIIGoods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51 E Main St Lexington Ky Kaufman Straus Co 131EAST MAIN STREET New goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are crowdingour shelves from the narrowest to the widest and richest patterns We show them in all sorts of materials A treat for the ladies and a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them No lady in Lexington anticipating to make lip Spring Underwear exiEarly Spring Woolen Dress Males a Novelty Suitings the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirely and pleasing to the eye prices below actual anticipation ranging from 50c to per yard A new line of spring shades of Henriettas just on themYWAS n GOODS GinghamsScotch plaids and neat stripes They are quoted at 30c we have marked them at 20c per yard A full line of dress Ginghams in new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is 10c LADIES MUSLIN UNDERWEARSPECIAL SALE patentfacingLadies Mother Hother Hubbard Gown good muslin well trimmed at 55c they are worth 83c Lakies Muslin Drawers u hem and tucks above 22c worth 40cPLadies walking skirts deep Cambric ruffle at 49c worth75c New Spaing Hosiery for Ladies and Gents We were fortunate in securing many cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose in both administrativebillfit our customers Ladies regular made fast black Hose regular price now 35c we still have them marked25c Ladies black and colored Lisle Hose worth 60c We still offer them at 40c- Ladies fancy striped Cotton Hose boot patterns costing you now 40c still marked at 25c TOILET ARTICLES GlycerinedifferentVasaline iu bottles at 10c Ammonia for household purposes only lOc per quart bottle KflUFMHN STRAUS t GIL T irT- s t is a none age awtanCe an- b ous cause when its supporters were few and the applauding multi tude was in opposition He has bitt- erlyinveighed against the intolerance of his opponents but who ever knew of his being egged or stoned for the sentiments to which ho gave utterance He has shrieked for liberty longer and louder than any man of our day and yet where was he ever bonds or in prison Who has song to shackle his shins or tie his tongue Where has his voice been raised f the abolition of the saloon or another y popular and powerful curse the time Where did he ever occupy stump or platform that was not s rounded by the applauding e with the cheering rabble in the immediate background If any of his friends or admirers know of any casion where he has played the part of a real reformer it is about time that they should make it known If he has any marks or scars or stripes to show that he has ever suffered anything for any cause anything by which he can be shown to be what he pretends to beit is high time that the revelation shouldbe made Chris tian Standard That sounds very much like the editor of the Standard had read some things that I have recently said abqut Col Ingersoll that were complimentary him Before I saw this piece in the Standard however I had written as suggested by the letter of Br- A o H Mason of Cleveland Ohio which I published a pretty tart stricture upon Col In erso11 charging him with inconsistency in not having advocated Prohibi womufl3nffrageI that I was quite as bitter in my remarks against him as our Christian brother of fhe Standard is mow reaffirm my couviclion that while Col Ingeraoll has done great good in the world simply by combatting error his influence for good has been greatly weakened by the fact that he is not the recognized champion of any modern reform He is a Republican and sticks toBlaine he immortalized knightdespite s theIusinc position to extend tBc5fSfebusine8s of the United States into South America- NodSBlnincsdbloody shirt recordnor some little matters in his life of an amatory nature exactly what we would expect would elicit the admiration pf any man who poses as a moralist as I think Col Ingersoll does But for all this I must insist that about this editorial of the Standard there is a kind of double backaction arrangement that is somewhat suggestive a boom erang Haddock a Prohibition preacher was killed by the liquor men for preaching against the liquor traffict and these liquor devils have killed two other Prohibitionists whether preachers or not I do not know possibly f the Standard show that in any modern days any preacher in the United States has gotten egged anyIr hasIIa e gospe moneybymade by his lectures his books and his law practice Lyraan Abbott Beechers sue BillyBreckinridge Prohibition and was boomed and boosted by the liquor papers fop what he said there gets more money for his preaching than Ingersoll does for his lectures and shrieked for liberty of men to get drunk when they want to and we dont hear anything about his getting his shins into shackles or having omelettes made out of backnumber eggs pasted over anatomy s this Ingersoll is not in IBeside business while the brethren are Dont we read somewhere that TheyI who live godly shall suffer pars e cution Poor little Bro Paul was kicked about until he could tell a stogy boot from a French calf the dark est night that came just by feeling the toe of it with his back to it and his hands in his breeches pocket But what preacher in these days has such treatment as that That about the rabble in backgroundheathen of n with me worth a cent I claim to be the social peer of any man in America and when as a newspaper reporter I have sat in the immediate background of Inger soil when he was speaking I saw in the foreground an audience whose faces bespoke as much telligence as I ever saw in any church and today if the editor of the Standard were to tackle old r d untbitwu ol7 Ingersoll be does not do it but this butddozing Ingersoll and infidels has splayed He is one of the brightest and boldest men in the world argumentfireThe charge of inconsistency in him is a good and valid one but any dispassionate man can see that a Christian editors charge that persetpreachringWhen I was a small boy I used fto borrow an old musket from a who lived looarof powder in it and then ram it about half full of newspaper and sparinglySomctimes pecker or a jaybird though in the large majority of instances I gokicked t didnt kill the woodpecker as when I did I think the editor of the Stand ard rams in tdtf much newspaper and not lieu hsolid shot und powder whena bangs away at rile gay and festive heretic of this day with the charge of immunity from rotten all t chains and the editor will always get kicked whether he bags his game or not Some Little Things that Show the Prohibition Ontlook On the streets of Lexington i the last few days people have ear things to me that make me believe that the liquor infamy will have to go down It may tak some blood to do it but it will g down A gentleman of high standing who is a valuable business man and has always been a Democrat was talking to me about the ne constitution of the State of Ken tacky and congratulated that it votingHe m sentiments for years my bed Democratic friends will go and give their patronage to my Re publican rival in business if I do not vote with them It seems to me a humiliating confession and that the difference between that andselling ouefs vote in the way it is ordinarily done is merely technical but it was very significant of good to the Prohibition party Of course that man does not propose to vote with the Republicans wheu he can vote his sentiments I suppose he never heard or argumentinBlade He has read every copy of that pizenous sheet from the beginning and the virus of its politics and religion has struck in on him A large proportion of the Dem ocraticparty are nice people apart from their politics and the are ashamed of the fact whLh they recognize among themselves that the Irish and the saloon keepers and bummers and drunken politicians are running this tit and state You can hardly fin a farmer in good standing in Fay ette county who will not plainly tell you that butt they can not leave their business to among these town statesmen wh do their work at night in saloons The better class of Democrats in the city the afraid of the boy theyhavedanger of it But many of them would be glad to vote their sentiments if they dared to do so and when they get the secret ballot they will vote their senti ments They will vote to put down the liquor supremacy and I believe they have sense enough to know that nothing but Prohibition will do that I believe that many ot the willvote for Prohibition to bed usurpationiuI want to see allrelWions cluding that n put on an equal footing here but it is plain that Catholicism is recognitionhere dare to do It is recognized as being right that in a contest for an office between Catholics and Protestants the Catholics should all go for irilen sucha contest the Protestants should all go for the Protestant not only the Catholics but man of the cowardly Protestants reHgiousOf course we may have exc tions to this rule but all intelli gent men will recognize the accuracy of the general statement that I make Another little instance orjsentiment I got the other day in Lexington from a physician He told me that last August he hadcast his first vote for Prohibition He seemed to recognize that I had felt discouraged by the difficulties with which Iliad to contend and he said Brother il wi more ian you en you jC lD his country wnu ore ready to take up their guns to defend the cause you are advocatingI others abused Sam Jones for saying he was ready to take up his rifle if it was the only way to put down the whisky traffic A bright little woman and he husband both of them Prohibi tionists were talking to me on the streets of Lexington the other day The lady said Brother Moore I have a boy just fifteen years oldand so great is my dread of these saloons that I am afraid any night if he stays out a few minutes too late Ifany ealoonkeeper were to sell liquor to my son I believe I would kill him Two of the most influental and popular Lexington Democrats nave been indicted for sell ing liquor to minors and not very long since a Democrat who drinks whisky and knows the sa loons told me of a saloonkeeper in this town who had deliberate set about to ruin the young son a lady by inviting the boy in an giving him liquor in order to avenge himself on the lady who was very abusive of allsaloon keepers Its coming as sure AS you area foot and the woman are going touring it because the men are too cowardly Good women in Missouri have twice recently marched on saloons withaxes and implements and destroyed them A few days since the women o a town took rakes and hoes and went around the town and tore onardp over pa tronized by what is calledour best society Kenoanyhigherlook at the saloonkeeper and his business as infamous Lately drunken negro on a exingtofn car at Thee ball struck a young lady from oily good society under the eye CtComon sense would say that we should not hold that liquor crazed negro alone responsible for the shooting of that young lady Of course he is no account and ought to be kept at labor in the penitentiary for the rest of his life But why excuse the saloonkeeper who sold that negro the whisky that made him drunk He ought to be put in the penitentiary with the negro and the distiller who made the whisky thatthe saloon keeper sold that negro ought to be put in the penitentiary with them That distiller and the saloon keeper knew even better than that negro who drank the whisky that what they furnished was vile poison that was causing me to commit all kinds ofcrimes every day requirethetashall be put upon all poisons sold Saloonkeeperboth morde and when crimes like this result punishedfor haoour negroes in the ladies cars it is pro posed to have cars for the whites and others for negroes It is an unjust discrimination Drunken and indecent people putindecent people regardless of another Y distinction ought to ride together in other cars Half the time that I ride on trains I have to hunt for a seat even in the ladies car where apittintobacco g o juicte to ride on a railroad except in a hog car Lately I traveled in a car in which there were ladies when I was going to Niagara There were drunken white men who talked indecently and smoked in the car Knightl n a in the Prohibition party been pre s ent I should have enjoyed his company He is as black a man as you often see and used to be a in entertait him at my house though there a white men in Lexington who are leaders in politics that I wool not invite into my house they are not fit to be invited into any gentlemans house There is not a man of any sans in Kentucky who does not knot- hat what I say about this is goo sense good religion good morals and thoroughly in harmony with the genius of the government of the United States and yet of all politicale Blue Grass Blade is the first onto e say anything like this i getthethese mutters but I intend to die trying Come again iny old Camplicl flies Bully for yon i A Prohibition newspaper called the Blade and published at Elk horn Wisconsin contains the following rSeveral church organizations havhby resolution taken very ground on the liquor question but the Christian church Campbellito in convention assembled at Elgin HI have placed themselves well in the lead by adopting the following by a unanimous vote Whereas The liquor power has become the front and center of all o fending to the social religious an political wellbeing of the people of this nation and Whereas Great religious assemblies 3have in convention declared it to b the chief and deadliest enemy o Christ and His church and yet that fthemselvestinuance therefore be it v witYChristIhis enemy the saloon dragon and that we will not offer Christian fel lowship with any who uphold the license system in any manner either by signing a bond leasing property issuing license or by voting for a candidate or for a party that tolerates licensing the liquor traffic Whats the reason the Christian church in Lexington Kentucky cant pass resolutions like that cowardsf is running our city and handing the whole town over to rum Roman preachersi baprTalk about Nero fiddling while Rome was burning bty l it is black in the face I was talking to Bro Felix of Lexington preacherin thoughtitorial in the New York Voice He did not like it Thought it was too radical One of 1t a of ficers of his church is a saloon bythechair in the legislature of Ken lucky that was once fiLftuby Henry Clay If Bro Felix should darelto say anything like that Christian church at Elgin Ill hasX said that saloonkeeper sHifesman would put ouwof the church ngdownwill have to do that do not wan to stand amenable to the charge of the New York Voice that the church is the bulwark ot the rum power wincommuB votes any t or Republican Thats the word seasle I am not the only man who Is a Prohibition Fanatic Mr CARMEL Ky Nov 3 91 Bro 0 C Moore When I read that article heart discouragedProhibitionist itthe tears would gather thick and fast and it took a powerful effort to read that article as whdI am so rejoiced to see the old Blade that in my inmost soul I am continually shouting Glory to God and praying to God for yo and yours and for the success 4 the Blade I see Bro Rummans main in the Blade and I endorse he says about you He has not sent me the name of that church mem her deacon or elder so that I hopthatthat 1 am for you and the Blade just as long as you continue to throw hot shot into th e enemys campSometimes I over estimate my self I feel like I could face and overcome all the Pharisaical critical preachers and thnre singlehandedmeuts my soul calls for Charle MooreI have to obey tho dictates supreless to the church WiloVan Bennett is doing a grand yoeBladed man like you in old Kentucky E 0 ROIPU The enemies of Prohibition have been in the habit of calling us fanatics There is getting to be some truth in what theysay r 0 and when we all get to be fanati cal as I hope we will get you are votinghristians as they begin to do that the edi tors and barroom statesmen will begin to tumble to the racket- I have just been talking to one of the pillars of the churchas good a man as I ever knew except that he is possessed of the of the liquor traffic does not use it himself but somehow or other awayisDemocrats like so many other peo pie do just going it blind be cause thats the way he has been doing for years and he has been in a habit of answering my argu ments for Prohibition by express inghig great regret about my re believingl he and his family have been reading the Blade and his wife Prohibitionfson wasjThe father is beginning to weaken and feel sorter lonely in his own family and looks kinder coldtfound out that he could not fool me nor his cwn wife and daughters and sons with his old claptraphaving hard work to fool himself and keep himself fooled Hes awfully interested in my spiritualwelfare and he reads the Blade to see how I am going to come out on it and every time he sees one of these letters from a good earnest honest Christian like Bro Ralph he sorter weak ens in the knees and the Prohi bition argument soaks into him and he thinks about old Grovers bull neck and hog jowls and little Ben Harrisons hat and Carnegie whisky barrel and then he thinks about our dead standard philanthropistpreacher and he remembers that I voted for these two men for President and Vice President of the United Stateswhile he voted notedeny the charge that he was a libertine and it looks to him some how that thins are kinder mixed and I conscience and his politics are not gettipg along very well together is not getting much consolation out of his family and I think he will manage to get along the best he can until on toward the time for the Presidential election next year and he will make the good con fession and vote for the Prohibition candidate for President who will probably be exGovernor John P St John a Christian and a gentleman without a blemish The way to treat these men is gameCharge thetmost damnable dye and an open and avowed enemy of all true religion who at this day does not come out boldly and like a man to help the little Prohibition band Sparflinsing against the liquor voting hosts whose darts darken the sun above them We are coming Father Abra ham five hundred thousand strongAnd whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken but on whomsoever it shall fall it will grind him to po wder I will not Discontinue it DANVILLE KY Nov 1891 MR MooREMy best wishes go with you and your paper I grandoam pay you for it and I would not think of taking it on time In the near future I may be a Sofp RespectfullyL No Sir it will go to you Jree man somebody else does no pay me for it I am still a betting on old Elijahs ravens coming along or a crow or a buzzard or a woodpecker or a jay birdor some thing Dont you give yourself dollarhsame and somebody will send me inYcome from Appointments of Professor A L Voters Prohibition State Organizer pmLyttle6JpmOxford pmGeorgetown pmCentreville PParism m Clintonville Satt 28 p m f7 An Elegant Line of NEW SPRING GOODS Korah Moire Korajh Moire CHINNROSS TODD TQ ALL PERSONS TO W11OM THE BLADE MAY COME The issue of Oct 24th begins the second year of the Blade and I hope that those who intend to take it will be as prompt as they cart in paying me for It200 a year for persona in good circum stances and glOO a year for per sons who can not afford to pay more and will tell me so The Blade will go to all persons to whom it went last year who have not ordered it discontinued Those who have not paid me for last year will please do so if they feel that they ought to do so and if not please notify me to discontinue it in order that I may sendingitI will have no collector and will not dun you for it If you are willing to pay me send the amount by mail and you will receiptFraternally yours CHARLES C Moo- tcuMARCHS FURNITURE STORE No 24 Wee Main St The cheapest place on earth te buy Furniture Carpets Stovo and Household Goods Baby Carriages ab cost THE BBATJTIPITL 20 MILES THE SHORTEST 4 EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY TO CINCINNATI Making direct connections in Central Union Depot for IST III1DIANAPOLIB CHICAGO DETROIT Points CANADIAN NEW YORK WESTERN Points CLEVELAND NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 174 Miles the Shortest and Quickest linelE- BNGTONTOJAGRSONVILLE FLORIDA The line running Solid Trains through without change for any class of passengers with choice of Pullman Boudoir and Palace Sleepers making quick time TO Atlanta Augusta Macon Savannah BrunswicK LaXe City Thomas ville Keys Tampa St Augustine and CUBAuo MontgomeryMobile GEORGIA AND ALABAMA 95 MILES THESHORTEST TO NEW ORLEANS TIME 25 HOURS Solid Trains with Pullman Boudoir Sleeping Oars making direct con nection at New Orleans with out omnibus transfer for TEXAS MEXICO and CALIFORNIAThe MississippiMaking t ShreveportLOUISIANA Fort Worth Houston Galveston Texas Mexico and California LINEwithers toKNOXVILLEJ with through car lines for CAROLINASForMaps and full information call on s T swift city Tict Agt ph nix Hotel AgentFrankW Lea ington D MILLER DG EDWARDS TAtNot Interested W Jennings Demorest is not in terested in the DemorestFashion and Sewing Machine Company the failure recentlyFourDemorest sold Qut their interest to the company which was formed un der the laws of Pennsylvania rIKitlns the Hill tong ago In warlike days tho toes earn lurking near threat to destroy tho homes to man hood over dear Before electric wires had bound each shore to ocean side And with cabled breath the depths ot grand Atlantics tide Twas human hands that bore the news from valley to hill In a blazing bonfire sent the message a thrill Oer leagues of miles till all the ruddy In the of comingthe atemp a mighty host coming to light the hllla again Did you heat the summons Did you know a foe was near That threatens to destroy our homes so dead Then menlo In their coming and the sound of childhoods mirth lad their chorus the grandest ever heard la Iber fall the prayer ahall cease until Saloons are banished from the land by soh on every hllL t 1 iifj ijt J r 4tv l I R a r u BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Photons etc Repairing promptly done and on reasonable terms They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE VS BAKER and BROS HARTING CRUICKSHANK SUCCESSORS TO H A W BITE 47 West Main St I A Full Assortment oftstand on Hand ROOFING GUTTERING REPAIRING A SPECIAL WilSON STARKS CLOTHIERS TAILORS HATTERS FURNISHERS The theLargestCentral Kentucky If you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our stock XFarmersWILSON STARKS 62 64 and 66 E Main Street FIRE FIRE FIRE O THE GREATEST FIRE SALEQ In the history of Lexington The Fire in our place of business did us just enough damage to necessitate the Closings Stock within the next Thirty Days With this end in fromonehalfandchildrencollars cups gloves hats rubber goods umbrel everythinginHERE IS A LINE TO GO BY 25 cent linen collars go now at lOcte 25 cent linen cuffs 15t35 cent silk scarfs 15 ti 100 silk scarfsi 35 2500 overcoats 1500 1500 overcoats 1000 supplyportunity like this in a lifetime Everything thirtyydays HOUSEeM KAUEMAN CO 5 East Main St Lexington Ky OASSELL PRICE The Largest Dealers in Central Kentucky in the bates Style Dry Goods and Ho inns New Goods Choicest Styles and sold at the Lowest Prices for first class goods We invite the public to call and inspect our stock CASSELL PRICE 16 and 18 West Main St LEXINGTON KY DolsfiJ JtY rr tt I f cI iI W ADVERTISING RATES aatzsaeit = SSSS S88E8 IIO g 0s2ineerttonar 88888888888 Insertions yeaNrm1n oe Three sggsssssss g Insertions tleooNmweN- Nh 88g8Eightb S s 1I1onthI h8t38888vf i Three Insertions 0N0 88888888888 IIOO 8888t0e8 Si b g ertonn8awweemom 8 150000 ACRES OF LAN WANTED An Eastern Steamship and Col writtenIor acres The land is to be suitable for truck farming also for raising corn wheat trees and shrubs and near enough to railroad to make shipping facilities handy An one having body pf land suitabl- for this purpose will please com municate with the undersigned giving price terms location and all particularsD G EDWARDS G P T A- Cincinnatir 0 A Tale of two Houses Children have what they call made up stories and shonuP t ptheyAll children play tend like c and nearly all of them keep it up after they get grown and play it Y yon ca it tend like as they did when they were little I am going to tell you shonul story that I have seen myself right here in Kentucky- I like shonuf stories bette- J than I do made up1 stories tha the preachers and temperance lecturers get oft Iwrite this story just after coming in from a walk I have had in one of the prettiest towns in Kentucky Next 14th of FebruaryS t Valentines day it will be twenty ifiveyears siuce I was married and I heard my wife and my niece talking about a new silk dress m wife had that was snow whit when she was married but it w now just by the change of ag the most exquisite straw color you ever saw and really more beautiful than when new And then I heard them say something about a white satin vest of mine that they were going to pnt a gusset in the back of Thats one of these V shape things that makes clothes bigger They never tell me anything because they are afraid I will put it in the paper so I just wrote alongon some chestnut for the Blade and tend like I dont hear but I knew that meant silt weddingand I have been caref ever since not to mention it t anybody except to Jesse Web who was one of my attendants and who I met in a barber shop The barber heard it its true but you know barbers never talk that is hardly ever But my preface is getting longer than my story On this walk that my wife and I have just taken in the pretty little Kentucky town we d between two beautiful residences opposite sides of the street wi them No1 and No2 Just about the same time we were married another young couple were married and went to house keeping at 1x01 It was then the handsomest house in the T town The young man hada magnificent Bluegrass farm and was easily worth 100000 I His wife had a nice fortune too and was one of the greate beauties I ever saw and was el daugentgh ter of a The place where the elegant an residence No2 now stands was unoccupied lot and the man who built a house on it was a very poor boy who then lived in the owner of No1 concluded would try drinkingwhisky and the boy who now owns 2 concluded he would try selling whisky and he started a saloon As I passed by No 2 a reliable citizen said to me that the boy made the money to build No and a handsome business house besides in ten years from the time he started that saloon In fifteen years after the owner whiskyIin a humble little cottage on the side of the creek and she w working in her garden and he piughands from place to place and for fifteen years her husband who hadowned No 1 has not been vorth a dollar and when I ask an editor who lived in his town what had become of him the editor did not know what had become of him or whether he was dead or alive In Home the guides show you the Flying house of Loretto It is a stone house and they say was built at Loretto but that it aligbtcdinstands and they say to you that storythereprove it If you dont believe what Isayou can see the two houses there todayDo you know how that man who owned No1 got so poor and the man who owns No2 got so rich Christian men robbed No 1 and paupeDr money to No2 He is glad to sec the Blade RUDDLES IILLS Nov 191C aDEARGrass Blade from last March SeptemberIduring the summer to pay for the Blade till next March Iwrote you in September if the Blade suspended not to refund any part ofmy subscription publicsesubscription is paid untilnext March unless you refunded the money to all subscribersexceptt- hose who did not want their part againIfyour book as a subscriber at the poor mans rate and Iwill payI you in two or three months I like the Blade so much tha when it suspended I gathered up all the old copies and laid them away for future reading Iwas muchsurprised andt leased on coming home from last night to find a copy ofI the Blade of October 31eI like the Blade for its reason jug truthfulness and fearless way of attacking the evil and inconsis tency of the present time peoaency is pointed out and they de sire to be let alone j just as the argtlte i bition politics in the church We all need such criticism a our actions as you give us not dutybutneglectfulTo adage which says We first pitty then endure then em brace is too true yeteam I argumentser pinsteadtor I admire the truthfulness o fas pIber 1884 except twice as medi tinetill the spring of 1890 since which time I have used whisk several times as medicine and casionally drank a dram as a beverage I knew all the time my actions were inconsistent with my argu ments against the liquor traffic Bailyoul r toutbh c stuff ANDREW COOK It is exceedingly gratifying to me to see that what I say is havI ing so good an effect upon others but it makes me wish I could bet preachMy tongue sometimeas Wethink that 1 would rather be one of these quiet gentlemen than anything in the world and I may jusbyt anything bad fora pretty longtime but I cant quit thinking that myheartthat old dam at Johnstown and finally I bust loose and say all in two minutes that 1 have been thee to worse let it come by degrees as I felt in clined to I do not aspire to being a saint and know that there arc men who have done good in the world were regular ripsnorters but li the brother that writes me that r pehea hypocrite I can stand a man who is bad and does not pretend to be an thingelse but when I see a mant claims to be a Christian kee in the forms of religious proI 2priety for the sake of business profit or voting with these liqti parties when he knows and I know and everybody else knows that he is doin it because that is e popular thing or because of awaybackindignantthat t atience with such people and Iel like I dont care whether they like me or nut I reckon its wrong to thin that way but its hard for me to get over it So when I find fault with others I do not want them to think that thereby assume to be all that I ought to be Its a long way easier to tell other people how to do right than it is to do it our selves and when they go for me I want to take it in good part Missouri Surprised that Ken Lucky Does not Uphold me BLACKBURN Mo Nov 7 1891 SyYn received an issue of that remarkable paper the Blue Grass Blade I am glad you did not unite with any other paper because there is no one so clear cut and bold for the right as your worthy self I am surprised that you are not upheld by all the noble and KentuckyTheyyour banner and wave her on high before justice can ever be attainedand the soon er the better May success attend you r worthy andnoble efforts is wish of advocate So continue the Blade to the address of M P SUGGETT P S Enclosed I send you 200 for the Blade The Blade is the eleventh paper we take I enjoy the praise in letters o this kind just as everybody else does but it would be bad taste in me to publish them if my personal pride were all that is involved in vSuchdifferent parts of the country I thinkare calculated to stimulate others as well as myself to zeal i gootWhile of course I appreciate that some of these letters express compliments personal to me it is evident that it is the cause or causes I advocate rather than any personal merit in the defence them that calls forth the en tl jThesejandcal parties that Iam not at all surprised when men right fre quently meet me and name a Its saytheyfore they would the Blade possibilitifthe Un plates upon which McKinley has lately been elected Governor of Ohio Think of the everlasting infernal humdrum and twaddle the Democrats and Republicans keep up about the tariff when there is only a difference of five per cent between them and when the ministration of the government changes from one of these old to the other the comfort happiness of the people is no much affected by it as th periodicalchange of the MoonI If the Millennium gets here before I hand in my checks I tend to introduce a resolution the ytae Rouney shall be kicked out She tikes my Trenchant Re bakes ot Christians WHITE HALL KY Oct 391 Mr C O Moore DEAR SmI welcome the re approachof the Blue Grass Blade which I received last night and I have enjoyed your trenches t rebukes to the inconsistencies f us Christians and hope to put them to profi- tI felicitate your Christiau readers on the fact that you have not entered into a copartnership suppoloof soothing our feelings harrowed by your rough and attacks on your points of difference Wit h us But in some cases the taus of Christ is safer in the hands of unbelievers than in the hands of professing disciples If the book of Jenises teaches anything it teaches that in the primal social state God made male and female in his own image and gave them dominion but that sin brought on the race the curse of the rule of man over woman Yet this with all the otlt works of the devil shall be de powkehe son of God manifested that heI might destroy the works of the devil Since Rev Mr meal does not thYe sexes ChristPa man your Christian readers want to have set faithoThe copy I received was of Oc tober 81st If there was one of att da ow October 24th please send itas I want to begin with the beginning or the new volume- I enclose my check for 200 Very sincerely yours for Tem perence and Equal Rights LAURA CLAY ikLaura Clay is the President of the Equal Rights Association of Ken tacky and is the daughter of Cas sins M Clay the only pioneer o the antislavery movement in Kentucky I would rather she would say greatbigTemperance with a big T I dont like that kind of a T party I want them to say Prohibition if they mean that every old lying hypocrite in the country who is doing all he can liquordamnation perance man A Kentucky temperance man anythingmanyinstancesladies of this state are wastin their blandishments upon the Bully Bottom Democrats of recognizeWwell ask the devil to start an is factory in hell They are too smart to furnish a stick to break their own heads At a Methodist Conference in Tennessee lately Rev Hamilton aBudingtowoman equality said Paul must not conflict with Jesus Paul was against Womans Rights and against Prohibition todayhe Demofe with the Republicans for tin bucket McKinley Paul said he was tall things to allmen Thats bad politics and orse religion rightifstern from turret to foundation rustdheavens wrongesequences Dont be all things to all men Be the right thing to the r placeThe Clay writes has a quotation from the Testament but it is from anddistinction the golf between her religion and mine is not so wide handts fIdidtober 24 though I expected to have and Miss Clay and others thathI mistake in the issue of Octo her 31st A Distinguished Scientist and Rationalist thinks I bit off more than I can chow tNov 10 1891t DEAR SIRInclosed I send my check for 200 in of mv Gladeattackingthe combattyou to ut and gives your whisky opponents a very great advantage over your You probably know that I am as much opposed to the abuse of alcohol as you are but I have very little faith in legal prohibi tion ConfiJential Yours etc That letter is from one of th most distinguishedscientists of America and he is a lovely character He is a RationalistIWith all deference to him I must say that I am not at all opposed to the abuse of alcohol I am in favor of abusing it and abusinganybody that makes it or sells What Iam trying to do is to keep alcohol from abusing me and other people It may be true that 1 have combeat I able to n but I can die trying and there are some more coming on to try it when Iam dead You have seen that the Presby tartan church did not dare to depose Dr Briggs Since I began the publication of the Blade B O Flower th son of a preacher in the Christian muother er one e there m nd Robt Cave and or pubJishingSectarian and both itand theI religiousidea tourheto e Democrat to the man who would get the most votes as being the most popular preacher in St Louis he having received 150 000 votes 4 0 r I believed that the issue of my paper to which you refer would give me trouble It was to my surprise approved to me by many friends in Lexington They said that I said hard things about the church but that they were sinfully true I have heard but saidntianity is rapidly asserting its su periority to the creeds of Christi anity The Prohibition move- mont more than anythingelse has shown to proper thinking peo pie that the practice ity is of more importance than faith in Christianity dommirn Powerful influences are now bringing to the front the practi economyandabstractions and miracles is cor trp rearAs as men understand tthai the practice of the precepts of Christian religion hears more di reqtly upon their happiness than belief in the doctrines of Christi anity the prohibition of the agn proceedure necessary wt be a JuThethees un The right way to say Anything 91pMrf C O Moore DEAR SIR I do not wish your paper any longer Please discon tintre RespectfullyA Thats a model letter and I wish people who do not want the Blade would tell me so Shropshireforhim and still like him and u JhimHe is an officer in the Christian churchand a welltodo farmer He thinks my paper and I ar badmedicine and does not waOt us and he says so like a little Jan I things change aroundand can kelp him I hope he will giv me chance dTh Versailles Clarion Sus pends I W1i death pitiless and cold takes 4 happy home the object amen 2ucff hopes and aspirations o that cluster and leaves but the ashes of despair tis then the soul becomes tired When every object associated with our buried love meets our eye Tbringspast with a tear sorrow and regret tis then the soul refuses to be com forted And so it is that the sadness which shrouds our editorial duties rends our labors in the field of journalism heavy to bear We therefore in his issue offer the Clarion for sale It is a good plant and can be made to pay handsomely if properly conducted Any one desiring infonna tion in regard to the paper can address WM HENRYIKy The Clarion was startedabout a HenryHii as a teacher and his mother is as a writer and speaker one of theI most earnest and competent fenders of an Prohibition in the state of Ken tuckyYoung Henry resigned the ed itorship of his paper to his father and accepted a position in journal lieThe storyof freshb in the minds of the people and two other newspaper men were riding in the locomotive o an express train for the purpose 0 writing an especial article de scriptive of a night ride on the locomotive ofan express trainI Part of the article was already written The train ran throughau open switchand all three of the newspaper men and the engineer A Chicago paper said the switch had probably been left open by a drunken man as the engineer an conductor of a freight train thin had gone before were seen to come out of a saloon So it goesthis horrible liquor curse not merely ruining those who debauch themselves by it b thee innocent From all over the land there goes up to heaven thwail How long 0 Lord Jong But politicians and editors dont care for broken hearts and tears They are things for milk sops and Sun dayschool teachers to talk about Great men have to attend to fairs of state and a party wit one idea that abridge the personal liberty ofant men b saying what they aka eat t1ddrlDk IS bringing Puritan ism infothe affairs of state and men whoprofesa and call them selves Christians dont want to throw atfay their votes on a lit L 4 tie side issue and they cry out Great is Diana of the Ephesians and vaunt themselves upon the bigmajorities that they roll up for liquor and for tariff in Ohio and for liquor and against tariff in Kentucky And so the drunken and mad clamor goes on while the wheels of locomotives and the wheels of government more cruel than those of the Inquisition or that upon which Ixion was bound rollon crushinghearts The MarorL Welcome and the Conyen tloni Resolution BeerAssocIation CityMayor them and Sundaylaw RndFilth ItIsand along Tenth avenue and in other peoplewithshould be passed which can be en endorsetheove in them It would require a po enforcethemlations could be prevented then Iwould favor a measure which per SundaythefollowingNew Yorks Mayor Hugh J Grant frankly and honestly states that ho believes that public sentiment is in durIngit will be seen that this is not the de mand of the dealer but the public therightSundayResolved re peal of the present arbitrary and un Excise and passage of new law which will allow the people personallibertycountries Resolved That we will use our oftliosewill work and vote for an amendto the Excise law which will the fact that when the closedduring thateclosed assuredthat thejdemandetheirWayapparently closed and when there it placeResolved financiallynot a member of this association Memphisf ofMemphisGrand Jury for retailing without State or county license Of 742 retailers heretoforeTheyand the county alone has lost 130000 annually thereby Thi is an oft year in local polttios hence the oo elaught or else Judge DuBow a power in politics proposes to hold a thereqcotdlngishment be fixed The Prohibition Vote Solidified Vote your opinions is the best vice that can be given any man im public life It should make no differ ence whether the party is large or small the great consideration to make our ballot our thePeoplescountryWe manbutmostslncerel1hoped believedmon- ster can be ruined As it is it will practically solidify PartyThewill go on untIl the people will com thefquorImperfeotly New York npabllean Statefcrats for the rum and slum vote Practical politics of the unclean sort are relied on to win the day Ig RepublIeanslike Andrew D White of Cornell Uni aPlattGovernorOn liquor question the Conven tion declared as follows remaining utterly silent In regard to fraudu dWesubmission favor comprehensive and effi cient excise legislation for giving local option by counties towns and cities and restriction by taxation in such localities as do not by option clude the liquor traffic ntfluatnes Not Sentiment HomoProhibition OtlonistsSentinelNationalSensible real estate meal If bust ness men generally held the same practical views of the damaging N realhso numerous in our cities as at pres 11The People to Resume thatthetinued as on eightpage Prohibition paper Good Tale trench ItIon 1 lij Go To I FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT IN CLOTHES UNDERWEAR HOSIERY NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS GLOVES COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST FRIGES ALWATS MBLL BoaCo- rner Main and Broadway JOHN T MILLEIR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Packs ng Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTONjKT THE PRICES MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON C CLOTHING HATS SHOES ETC In our Show Windows tcIltheirown nYlr Sif ton 10 and 15 Suits and Overcoats CUT from 2 to 5 under the prices of any named in this town WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY AND TREAT EVERYBODY RIGHT 10 ek 21 MALT BETWEEN MIDLAND BROADWAY D H BEATTY Fencing Contractor- FencIngTHE FARMERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE HokeepsOatesWoodandand Flat Rails Terms Cash inside of 30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked counts D H BEATTY JulII WIHl SON Undertakers and Embalmers CHARGES REASONABLEtO- fflce Telcphoiieil22 Residence Telephone 21a RESIDENCE 44 Barr Street one square north of Phoenix Hotel from Limestone to Wal- nutKIDD GRAVES DEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plaill Hardware CCrrERY GUNS AMCNIrION MANTELS AND G EZATES TILING BeltingPumpsBird Cages Barbed and and Smooth Wire and ReadyMixed Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 58 EI Main St Telephone 184 E h iJr fhj r p rt d From a Good Methodist Minis ter who met me on a Queen A Crescent Train MIDDIESBOHOUGH KY Nov 3 1891 Mr Chas C Moore Lexington DEAR SIREnclosed find 100 which is the poor mans price for the Blue Grass Blade Please send to address at Middles KyI paper for two or three good reasons First be cause of its uncompromising op position to the liquor traffic Again for the frankness and can dor of the editorials for instance your cutting and convincing ut terances against dog shows and bnll fights held in the interest and namefof charity Thems my sentiments Then I like the Blades fearless exposition of existing political schemes and menace the welfare and happiness of this nation Its many other good features need not be mentioned here Some things appear in your paper however which arc very objectionable and which will always hinder its influence for good After forming your ac quaintance on a Q t 0 train lately and after the pleasant and profitable conversation which we had I am more astonished at the utterances of the Blade against the church the Bible and the Christian religion You are to me a sort of Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde combinationDr Jon femper ance and Mr H on the subject of religion It strikes me veryforci bly that if the editor of the Blade had a good sound scriptural Methodist conversion added to his superior literaryattainments and gift of expression that paper would be felt for throughout the length and breadth of this country Bro Moore if the Lord would do for you what he did for me about seven years ago while I knelt at an altar of prayer in a little old log church in Nicholas county Kentucky you would never have any more trouble with the fish story the bloody river Nile the miracle at Cana of Gal ilee or anything else in the Bible Since that good hour when God gave me a new heart and flashed new light across my pathway I have been a happy man a follower of Jesus Christ the Lordand a firm believer in the Bible Isay this to in all candor and Cearnestacss and with no sort of WBlBapect tOAyard yourago loam ing or personal charactor I ad mire your manly courage originality and unique style longlifefor Prohibition politicalreform and practical Godliness in all the homes and Tiearts of the people Very sincerely EDWARD MANE I met that good brother on a Queen Crescent train bound to Cincinnati and had a long talk with him I saw he was intelligent and nice and I liked him before I found out that ho was a preacher and a Prohibitionist and I liked him better when I fohndout that he was both- I do not object to a man being a preacher if he is Prohibitionist but abominate any preacher who is not a Prohibitionist When the Lord does for me atiany more with fish stories but until He does I will have Givingme u new heart is not going to help the matter He will have to give me a new brain My heart may not be as good as it might be but before I can believe from the testimony in the case that on one occasion at the command ofa magician as stated in the Bible the river Nile for three thousand miles ran pure- blood without anyshenanegan about itpure blood of men oxen hogs dogs bed bugs or mos quitoesI have got to have a bran splinter new brain No amount of cobbling tinkering or patching will do any good for my Nile story positively will not go through my brain all right like Bro Mann would tend like it goes through his though he is smart enough not to say that it does And Iknow and he knows and everybody else knows that he does not believe itone whit more than I do The brain is a machine and thought is matter sublimated bj yond our appreciation You maystick a bundle of wheat into a good thresher and it will go through with a zip and come out wheat in the sackand straw on the nek It was intelli gently calculated and constructed to do that But dropa big monkeywrench in it and it goes through with a rip the machine is broken the monkeywrench comes out scrap iron and if you dont mind somebody gets killed- I knew a smart woman who read that fool book called A mir acle in stone that was written to prove that the pyramid of Cheops or Gizer was built by Godand had a cabalistic meaning that prefigured the Christian religio- nIt was an adroit piece of hum buggery and the fellow shoved it through that womans brain like a monkeywrench through a thresher but they put her in the lunatic asylum after it went that Nile story through my brain and the Chicago Champion would be warranted in calling CharleyThere kicking against the inevitable There ia not a preacher in Lexington who will dare write to the Blade over his oyn signature and tell me that he believes there ever was a time when there was just as much blood in the river Nile as there is wafer in it to day I dare any white preacher in the town to do it Still these preachers will tacitly assent to this piece of superstition when the people know they do not believe it and the people are systematically trained into the fraudand hypocrisy that make possible the liquor infamy and dog and bull fights in the name of Christianity T Bro Mann is a man Worthy of his name He is mbre intelligent than the ordinary ummer and political hoodlum and from the higher standpoint of the excellent reverend gentleman it is just as narrowminded in him to defend that Nile story as it is for the average politician to defend Republicanism arid Democracy against Prohibition- Those fellows have about sense enough to think hatthe country will go to the everlastjng bowwows if their political notions are not maintained Bro Manns idea is on a higher plain than that of the politician butit is allofa piece so far as the principle is con see Bro Mann is not in a shape to advise me about this matter because I have bell all alongwhere he has been and he has not been all along where I have been I used to believe that Nile story just as much aa he now does I know how happy Iwas then and know how happy I am now and I would not be away back there believing that for anything iu reason That matter of new light flashing across our pathway is an experience that is familiar to any man of strong ethical convic tionsI repeatedly felt it in a most literal manner In a number of instances when I would leave the office of a news paper for which I was writing in Lexington at midnight and yeui1my home eight miles in the country I have felt what this good brother alludes to In some instances I have walked this through the most fearful snqw Btorms ana that I have ever seen and again it would be inthe calm beautiful night ofsum mer Some of these walks have been exceedingly happy to me whether in starlightInwith Cowper He plants his footsteps on the sea and rides upon the storm In the star light I have looked into the blue vault of heaven and with my hat off in reverence I would say The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handy work Day unto day uttereth speech and night unto night showeth knowledge No speechI nor language their voice heard I omit the interpolation that King James smart Alecks saw cause to insert My last duty at night as a news paper reported was to go to the station house and report the crimes of the day Liquor seemed to make all of them and it was ray reflection upon this fact in one myhomeedit a newspaper against the liquor crime and when I came to name it nothing would sucgcst itself but Blue Grass Blade In those walks andat other times since I have been a Ration alist there have flashed across my pathway moments of spiritual exaltation which nearly all culti vated and well meaning people have felt and which I might read ily have imagined some supernat ural intuition had I not been familiar with the teachings of the writers on mental philosophy- I guess Bro Mann was not very happy man the day I saw him He was going to his wife in answer to a telegram that said she was dangerously illiI exceedingly the highest conscientiousness is apt to make a mau happy My double role of Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde had also occurred to another preacher who had printed it but which Bro Mann could not have seen He Likes the old Blade FBENUHBUIIG Kr Nov 6 91 Mr C OtlJlooreGod bless you and the old BladeSUng right and leftCut and slash till the last oldsour mash whisky tub is bursted by the mighty Blade of my paper to this office instead of Mariba and oblige JR JACKSON 1 What Urbana Ohio Thinks About the Blade and me The following letter was written to Dr Frank B Bosworth of this city and by him sent to me URBANA OHIO Oct 11 1891 DEAlt FRANK We have been getting the Lexington papers regularly for which please accept our truly sorry the Blue Grass Lexingtonhaspaper If I had had the fortune some have I would have seen to it that such a paper would not sharpeningences to sobriety and true Christianity and no town in the United States needs more cleaning up LexingtonI tell Charley Moore that as many as a dozen of Urbanaa very best citizens went with me to our depot when he went to Niagara Falls in the hopes of getting a glimpse of him as he would possibly stop here for a very few minutes we knowing that some of the many trains would placeIwho would know him and was to introduce him to all my friendsold Mr Marsh among them We intended to press him to stop here on his way home for a visit We were all much disappointed at not seeing him and think his train likely went some other route Remember us very kindly to him H W BOSWORTH goodfriendstheir compliment A little demonstration of that kind is a tribute to Prohibition that makes me believe that it will not down at the bidding of the typicalwhisky soaked Kentuck inn But it would have been practic ally impossible for friends to have found me Our excursion occupied thirtytwo coaches and was in two sections Nearly all wOre in sleepers hut I was not and Iwas so black with coal smoke that if my own greatgrandmother had seen me she would have thought I was a darkey that they would not let ildOwith the white folks wirmplnceinroy same r A Lady Says Long Live the Blade RICHMOND KY Oct 30 1891 Charles C Moore Lexington Ky DEAR SIR Please find one dol lar to cover my subscription to April 21st 92will then renew My letter with reference to the suspension of the Blade which was written hurriedly was so fullof errors that I regret you published it However I can endure this mortification so long as I have the honor of Seeing my name upon the list with those who love the ngliveVery truly MISS WE P McAusTSR If there were any grammatical errors that I could appreciate in that letter they got in there after Igot it for they were not in there when I received it lOin not well fixed for proof reading and I frequently find fearful rammatical errors in my writingThe manuscript of the letter was very legible but my printers can read my manuscript better than they can anybody elses and for some mechanical advantages Icopy all letters that T publish and may have accidentally inserted bad gram mar in copying in this in stance Half Rules to Iiidtuunpoll The Queen Crescent rout and Louisville Southern R R will sell tickets to Indianapolis and return on November 16 and 17 good for return until Nov 23rd inclusive af rate of one fare for time round trip from all coupon stations in Kentucky and Tennessee Straight V rdlc A coroners jury returned a verdict la the effect that a certain prominent man lied died of alcoholism Your verdict is absurd some one said to the coroner Why B- OBecause he was never known to drink Thats a fact He never went into a saloon Youare right Then why do you say he died from the effects of alcoholism when we all know he was shot Thats all very true the coroner replied but the man whoshot him was drunk Dont talk to Ins if you please I know my business De ceased was killed by whiskey Ar kancaw Traveler rrodtctIrn Watch the prediction The church will split on the Prohibition question and the break is near at hand For the church to remain quietuny longer partiesIschurches We believe that God la itrlkllout 1 Mill n PROHIBITION IN KANSAS LAWS Only Four Cltl In Which Saloon Ar Tiilerated Sentiment ot the Stat Generally Agalnt Them Some of lh ReiuIU So many conflicting statement have been made regarding the effect of the prohibition law in Kansas as well personalInspection mode by the New York Times repro Bontativo in twenty counties There suit of this tour taken in connection with the knowledge obtained from members of the Legislature last Winter forces the belief primarily that permanentfixture forced and there Is not an open saloon In the State outside of four cities Kansas City Leavenworth Atchison and Wichita and there they are sop arated from the streets by some other business ostensibly the real purpose of tho proprietors of the drinking places In Wichita which is the nearest ap proach to a freedrinking place a stranger must put himself under the guidance of a native in order to find a place where he can satisfy his thirst Occasionally the temperance element brings such a pressure to bear upon the Police Commissioners that an arrest is made when conviction always follows The penalty is fixed by law and the fine goes to the school fund of the county Public sentiment in Wichita favors the ing places although that sentiment has gone so far toward prohibition that it will not tolerate an open saloon nor countenance a drinking place that harbors a crowd In fLoavon worth the liquor doalef has had a much more thorny path to travel Ho has been frequently ar rested and tried and convicted and the school fund has had added thou sands of dollars A few years ago there wasno attempt at concealment but now the saloons aro run as Joints where initiation must precede the tickling of the palate with alcoholic fluids This city derives a portion otlts revenue from the monthly fines collected as well as the monthly fines levied on houses of bad character These two sources of revenue are hold to be necessary but there must be sustained a fiction of virtue on the part of the city authori tiesAtchison has been changing the past few years and although saloons are tolerated in back rooms and yield up to tho municipal demands they are neither so numerous nor so bold as a few years ago Gradually public sen timent is changing in that city and the liquor dealers are finding their lives full of trouble and grief As this sentiment grows the municipal revenue becomes less Kansas City which is one of the twins at the mouth of the Kavrjias made strenuous efforts to suppress this traffic and baa succeeded naiqedThewhile the Joints though freintare an expSuslve luxury for the em The revenue from this sotftot- his municipality is uncertain asftno saloon keepers are subject to so much annoyance by the county officials find each Interruption costs from upward the fine going to swelVithe school fund Public sentlmetq4as changed materially east two years until the Prohibitoiyihir far better enforced In Kansas City than is the law against larcency The only difference between the two is that if there Is any revenue from the latter it goes directly into the pockets of the policemen Individually instead of into the City Treasury Topeka is the only large city In abRolutelyenforcedThere is there a Joint that is longer lived cltyhasderivedfor eight years The finances of this city are in better shape than in the four cities before mentioned as the city expenses are provided for in an occupation tax Public sentiment will tolerate neither saloon nor joint and will not permit a druggist to make any unusual number of sales during the current month Sauna Dodge City Clay Centre Sterling Great Bend Fort Scott PittAburg and other cities of like size have joints which are not run for municipal gain Convictions in all those places are frequent and the State punishes the offenders These Joints are not run as drug stores but are purely blind tigers which one must seek in company with a guide who has the confidence of the liquor dealer Very frequently this guide is a leading citizen us ho is always a leading politician and has established be obtained in every city In the State The applicant must however sign an application and be sworn by tho druggist who is empowered to administer oaths This opens the way to a prosecution for perjury if the nome precedes a disease that cannot be well established There have been but few if any prosecutions for tho latter offense As the druggist applicationbookspection the sales are not numerous nor are they large in quantity Senator Ingalls stated in a letter re puporthatstrained in this State The fact is there has not been a brewery in oper ation In Kansas for five years and for more than doublethat time a distil lery has not been fired up But five cities derive revenues twin saloons out of some sixty cities of size deserv- Ing mention and in those the revenue is uncertain nor is it nearly so large as that derived twin the houses of bad character which accompany the saloons cnmmmininlastyear regulatedthatbefore tho people The democrats and resubmission republicans took heart and aided that party in electing members of tho Legislature When a resolution was introduced in the House looking to a resubmission of the prohibitory amendment to the Constitution there were ninetyone alliance votes cast against tho resolu tion to one for it These men had come direct from the people and though not instructed voted the sentiments of their representative districts When the prohibitory law was en forced there were 1000 prisoners in the State penitentiary Since that time there have been added to the population of Kansas more thafi 250 000 people while the nuitber of prisoners had been reduced to Of the 100 Jails in theState elbhty are empty excepting where Ins na nr fi Duiia aio iioia awaiting room tc in sane asylums while the number of paupers on the poor farms tins fe creased onehalf The opponents to this law assert that tho driving out of the saloons has caused a stagnation of business in all the cities and that this lIt Is responsible for the present dull times And yet Topeka with no saloons has been constantly growing while Wichita with sixty saloons has been decreasing in population Pittsbuig has double its population while Hutchlnsonof equal slzewith saloons has but held its own although it has added to its industries thirteen large salt plants and three packing houses Similar comparisons might be made withother cities Those instances are given simply to show that no one can tell the causes of the present depression not even an Alliance man but at best can only assign what he believes to be the cause Is Kansas better off There are in the cities and towns thousands of boys sixteen years of age who never saw a saloon and only know from hearsay what they are It is a fact that public sentiment at large indorses the prohibitory law while only in a few localities does public sentiment indorse the saloon In the latter there Is a revenue The sale of liquor as a rule is as clandes tine as is thievery with as much fear discoveryfollows The above report from such a con servative and careful a paper as the N Y Times is u crushing rebuke to the wild mendacity of exSenator Ingalls Thy Nominate SILt Tlek t at Albany The Platform Sept ItThe Prohibition ists today nominated this ticket For Governor John W Bruce Can astota Lieutenant Governor George countySecretaryGeneseo State Treasurer Francis Crawford Westchester Comptroller William W Smith Poughkeepslo Attorney General S E Grosser But SurveyorHenry denouncingDemocrats league with liquor interests and favoring civil service reform and woman suffrage It was agreed that the Stato Committee should cqnfer with the Farmers Alliance to bring about the common advantage of the 4 a Will Ingall Explain Arfalat The Prohibition Era of Princeton Indiana says The recent denial and explanation from the versatile pen of the ExHon John J Ingalls shows two things Quo is that the republi can party of Kansas is not in favor of enforcing the prohibitory laws of the State and the other is that Ingalls possesses in an eminent degree the faculty of misleading the public His statement that the Walruff Brewery has been in continuous and successful operation is an Ingenious evasion of tho real truth Mr Ingalls does not say that it has been in continuous and successful operation as a brewery but that is whatshe wishes the public believe The fact is that the old Wairuff brewery buildingthe one involved in the Supreme Court decision alluded to Is now owned by Dr W G Kldd of this place and he assures us that It has been in continuous and success ful operation for several years as a tannery No beer has been brewed SupremeCourtyet John J Ingalls would have the public believe that it was still run as a is about it Ingalls sees that his party is going back on Prohibition and he is trimming his sails ac cordinglyDr is a responsible and reputable citizen and he brands Ingalls statement as eithe a base lie or a willful play upon words to mislead the people Wk I XvtyenitbUI- Jt B Berkeley Zeq Common wealths attorney Prince Edward county Virginia in Timely Truth saysIsnt it about time that we should stop throwing stones at rumsellera and drunken men and inquire soberly and seriously of ourselves who is ponsible for the legion of ills that trafficWhiskyprofits come from the profits of Christian drinkers and with smiles of preme satisfaction say If you are in earnest when you declare war on the trade why dont you simply with draw your support and let it die Christian men and Christian women of the Christian households of this Christian land who give any aides comfort to thismans worst enemy what reply are you going to make this grave charge of the whisky maker and the wiskey seller communityInin this country of no country of this civilized world have ever yet been rich enough to support a truffle out of which millionaires are made just so certain as misery Is born It is the Christian contribution of for a bottle of wine rather than the wood choppers five cents for a bottle of beer that swells the revenues of those who mako their neighbors drunk with strong drink- Think again Christian drinker Christian buyer of intoxicants and you will agree that the rumseller is right in charging you with being an active ally and direct contributor of aid and comfort And then who can properly measure the length and breadth of your indirect contribution to the evil which vou pretend to don 0 flrrums CaL Cutler S Dobbins of Indiana an old Democratic leader legislator national delegate and presidential elector has come out for the Prohibi Lion Party He is a prominent Methodist and is of the best stump speakers in the State The soundness of his conversion amy be judged from myhelperof my days to an open bold and fear theProhibition Indiana Activity twentyspeechesunder direction of the State Committee LaPorte Tipton Franklin Goshen Terre Haute Sullivan RoyalCentor vr The Prohibition papers of Ohio are to unite In an Ohio Prohibition Press Association for mutual ocasultetsfl and heltim i a P jr CrlUcUni at the People Foryi Plan of Controlling the Traffic Under the above heading To Day quotes from The New Nation and comments as follows on the govera mental saloon The New Nation proposes to solve the temperance question by having the Government assume sole control of the liquor traffic The Government we are assured could dispense pure liquors at mere cost of produc tion and dling and thus not only eliminate the dangers of adulterated drinks but also lessen tue evils aris- Ing from indiscriminate selling on the part of unprincipled Individuals prompted only by the desire for gain Under this plan agencies would be est- ablIshed in all thirsty communities and placed In the charge of salaried officers This Is as far into detail as the New Nation ventured but it is hoped that volunteered aid in perfecting the plan will not be scornfully rejected The Idea impresses one as most excellent for many reasons In the first place the Government by assuming thlsdutv would be enabled to favor thousands of its subjects with delightful and con genial positions The head of the new department whom for want of a KeeperGeneralneed to be a man of equal rank with perhapsofmind Or if It seemed bettor econ omy instead of creating now depart ment it might be managed along with the Weather Bureau by the Department of Agriculture In either event there would be no encf of new publIo offices to fill offices that would accomodate all grades of talent If after a fair trial such an addition to the public spoils began to cause corruption like the postoffice a portion of the offices could be brought under civilservice rule Of course the offices of KeeperGeneral and his deputy as well as the agencies In large cities could still be given to previouslydonetheir country valiant service All subordinates could be subjected to rigid examinations- As a simple list of questions to be asked applicants for BarTendorin Ohief the following is suggested manydrinkscitizen of the United States bo lowed 9 Who was Bacchus and when did he reign 8 State concisely all scriptural au thority for governmental saloons receiptforManhattan cocktail claret punch 5 Translate good whisky Into ten different languages 6 Write In legible hand the names of the United States the governor of your own state the mayor of your city and the boss of your ward stating the favorite dri k of each Space forbids going further into tail but it will be readily eeeo how easily the matter might be arranged and what a prodigious Incentive it would be to the youth of the land to prepare themselves lor the service of the state Another suggestion presents itself viz that stamps of various denominations be prepared each stamp to agonoyforaments armtlcprove very convenient For instance if in writing to a friend one found it difficult to real appreciation of his friendship how easy to ask him yourhealthinspiringTarragonamight to ones ladylove to be drunk In sweet remembrance of the giver publicwould not of course be Introduced generalProhibitory probability that no State could long continue to see her sisters enjoying such grand opportunities without speedily following their example Tit for Tat The New York State Prohibition convention assembled at Albany on September 2 and were soon delivered the following telegram unsigned We the wine liquor and beer deniers of this Stato in con vention assembled tender you the assurances of our most profound con yourdeliberationsThe Rev C H Mead suggested he would like to send the beer dealers hymnfortliemwretches still ally rbltI grass Ibat are outotb Tl e Way ta Votv A saloon keepers vote is always In the interest of his demoralizing bus ness Every saloon keeper is either a republican or democrat Both old parties are ono in this matter and It is the simplest timing on earth for any respects Wo citizen to knoV just how to vote Y u will find every liquor seller voting directly against the Prohibitioi ticket All you do to kill the Bnloonists vote is to Vote the Prohibition tlc1cetIssue No ver We shall never have Prohibition until we have a Pctshi ut aridother bytto Journal No never Thank the Lordl editor shouldcon fine himself to subjects and perils with whom he is acquainted tod never thank strangers ENGAGEMENTS Vor lIr Mother Sake Miss Wltfard will GIve Up Her Apppolntmcnti Frances E Willard president the cancelledherNew Hampshire Vermont Connecti cut Pennsylvania and Iowa This action is taken by the special request of her mother who has for so many years seconded all her plans and en increasinglyfeeble have attended the annual convention In all of these States Thi has been done most reluctantly so tar as the work is concerned but in time for a substitute to bo secured and Miss Willard has invited Mrs Mary A Woodbrldge who has Just returned from Europe as delegate to the British PempersnesUnion H W ALDENBURG ARCHIJECJ and SUPITENT101 West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J R SCOTT VICTOR BOSA- EETREPAIEIFQ AN- DManufacturer ofJewelry 15 East Short Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ESTABLISHED il833 HIRAM SHAW Wholesale and Retail Dealerin Hefs CIpS FaNcy Pure GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Tallies Umbrellas Ac No 18 East MalrTSlreet LEXINGTON ILl The S P Gross Artificial Ston e and Paving Company Office and Warerooms Nos 131 133 135 E 6th St LEXINGTON KYLayers of Cement Work Artificial Stone Sidewalks Diamond walk Plain Flagging Malt Houses Slaughter Houses Ice Houses Cellars Any kind of Tiling laid Vases Drain Tile Carriage Steps and Cia tern Tops Lawn Walks and Pavements a specialty All kinds of ilaggingjSewerDealers in all kinds of Sand English and German Portland Cement etc Plaster Paris and Lime guaranteedThes P GROSS General Manager Palters Materials aud Supplies Having dissolved partnership with L P Young Jr this is to notify ray old patrons and friends that I will individually continue my business at No9 NORTH BROADWAY in this city And will keep on handn lull supply of Painters Mate rials consisting of Glass Leads Brushes and everything that De partment I will contracted do House in most ap proved style and will furnish bids on short notice MN BASS GREAT BARGAIN SALE OF PINE CLOTHING NO FIRE STOCK NO DAMAGENGOODS A large wholesale Clothing House recently failed iq ew York We purchased thegoods at 50 cents on the dollar consisting of fine brown Scotch Cassimere homespun suits fine Dies suits fine Tricot suits andthfe most elegant line of fine Overcoats ever shown by any Clothing House in Kentucky Ulsters of Every Desciption otoDouble Breasted Kersey Overcoats BEAUTIFUL STYLE AND WOBJCMANSHIP COME QUICKMake your selections There never has been suchan opportunity before to buy first class clothing LOUIS m mm LEADING CLOTHIERS Lexington Ky ZKTIIDID JLVES DEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze aild Plain Hardware CUTLRT GUNS AMUSTXTXOXT MAaTT9Ds AND G RATES TILING Carpenters and Blacksmiths Tools Rope Chain Belting Pumps Churns Scales Coal Vases nnd Hods Fire Irons Bird Cages and Roimse Furnishing Good Barbedand and Smooth Wire and ReadyMixed Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED i 56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 T1 f lIIIrLiiii