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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 4 WI J1 v 4L r 7i11 17- f BLUE GRASS BLADE Vol II No 24 Lexington Kentucky Saturday December 12 1891 Subscription 2 a Year r iJcmoeralic pr Political and Re f liginiiK SloUdlly ami Blood and Murder town in George religionshypocrites to say who used to say to me myhavingtions if 1 would only keep theist to myselfI t answered by the contempt of silence and sometimes replied that I would have no objection to their religion if f theywould keep it to themselves and onrhired pulpit and press After a while r got tired of talking theology as gratuity a- ndIconcluded to try to turn a penny while bv writing some of itThen as soon as I didnt want to talk it they changed then minds and liked to get me started on that subject When a fellow writes a news paper every week and keeps up correspondencefand keeps himself up in the current literature of magazines and books he dont hanker much after talkingwith the average man as an iutellectualrecreation The other day I was sitting in the ladies room of the Queen Crescent station at Lexington absorbed in a Democratic editorial when a very bright and handsome Georgetown doctor walked up to me and saidhVhat is your opinion of the existence of a Deity Isis idea seemed to be that I could answer that question about as easily as I could give my opinion of the Chilian racket whereas to do even such justice to the sub ject as even I am capable of doing 1 should want an opera house or eawralHh Fnll of nonniA nnil lectures of an hour and a halfeach in which to tell But of course I told him in the best style that the cnvironmrnx that means the tame as we usedI rto1 do when we said circumstances would allow though of course fragmentary and incongruvial When I was safely delivered of the theological bantling and was doingas well as could be expected sunder the circumstances 1that is environments remembered Mr Blames great idea of reciproc ty andasked the Doctor what was his opinion of theology in general and in the concrete I know a good many dictionary words and whenever can use one that I r dont know the meaningof I always notice that it impresses the other fellow The Doctor informed mo that untilrecently he had hen skepti 1calin his views but that recently he had been converted to Christi unity purely by the evidence in the case and that now he was a member of the Campbollitc churchthats what he called itaida Suudayechooluc1llr I asked him what he had read He said he had read the New Testament throughand was now starting the Old Testament Prohibition is the touchstone of Iullreligion with me and I asked how he stood on the Prohibi tion question Then followed a lot ot that cor ruscating gerrymandering that a pretty shrewd fellow always runs into when he is trying to foul you without telling an old fashioned lieI had told him that 1 thought St John would be our next candidate for President and I had thought that to a mind deeply im bued with the religions sentiment there would he something specially attractive in a name so cmi r nently apostolic But as soon as mentioned the name St John he told me with a chi val rico ah udder that he would not vote for any Ulan who had whipped his wife For a few moments it so flat tened me out that our great t champion of woman and Pruhibi tion had been flogging his wife that I just collapsed and began to look for something else to read in my newspaper Then I thought I would try him once more just for luckand I asked him where he got tha piece of information about St John thrashing Mrs St John if she is a saint He was not exactly prepared to give the source of his information but he insisted that it was generally admitted by the friends male and female of the ExGovernor that his regular mode of exercise was thrashing his wife remember that this gen bumpkinfromphysician who used long dictionary words until theymade my anydinucrrickety in consequence of the pathologic sympathy between my esophagus and cerebrum Next day I struck another sam ple of the material we have to work There are millions of people who have not the courage to do rightbutenough others to go in with them alwaystelltheir votes away but willvote for Prohibition when they think it has any chance to win1 To help people of this kind the National Prohibition Executive Committee or the New York Voice has gotten up what they pledgeInto vfte tar the Prohibition candidates for President and Vice Pres ident in 1892 ifn million men thingTheany body applying for them free of cost by the New York Voice or by me or by many others and they arc no being circulated allover the United States and getting signaturesby the thousands I suppose every day and being sent to the New York Voice to be registeredI signatures to one of these pledges and 1 went to a man who has been a professor in Georgetown college and who is toidwy one of the and sup ports of the Baptist church here I presented him one of these blanks to see ifhe would sign it There were on it only a few names but they were the vi ry best men in the town I did not know how he stood politically but he was a nice good man and a good gtnerally intelli gent citizen and I thought he was probably a Prohibitionist Inoticed however tbat he did not sign the pledge I asked him how heI stoodon the liquor traffic and found ho was frantically opposed to it Istill couldnot tell whether rte wasa Prohibitionist and asked him if he voted for Fiskand Brooks lie saino and that he would not vote for any men who were financial failures I said to him Gen Fisk was not only a success as a capitalist but he was a humanitarian and has given away a thousand dollars where you have given ten and I think that Mr Brooks has gotten a fair salary as a preacher Then he began to hedge and said he did not allude to their in dividual success but to financial policy ot their party I asked him if he knew what the Prohibition notional platform said upon the subject of finance and after some wriggling he admitted thatI he did not Then he said I object to all the isms in the Pro hibition party Insked him what was one of its isms He would not say until I drove him to the wall and then he got mad and said Woman Suffrage andI then I got mad and went on about my business It was pretty early in the morn ing both of us were sober and there was an election going on Democrat against Deinocrat for some little twoforfivc office and just as I started on to go to Lex antlIthings at a certain voting place and he said he would do whiskydrinking I came back to Georgetown dark just within a few steps tfP where that pillar of the church and I had talked thero lay a handsome young man deadwho had just fallen with several bui0t holes in him I came on to my house and almost the lust man I saw on the street was drunk and at 3 oclock next morning Sunday yloudbe drunken men on the streets The man who was killed had not long ago killed a man in a saloon tight here and had been pardoned out of the penitentiary by the Governor Do you think you can make me believe that men suchas Iwas talking to have not sense enough to see the connection between heir votes and the whisky that flowed and the blood that was flowing from that young mans havetThe people may call me a fanatic and a bulldozer and say that I want everybody to believe my way and am not willing for men to have their opinions while I have my opinions It is not a question ofopinion but of fact and you eau neither wheedle nor brow beat nor fist beat nor stick beat me into any admission that men who have the brains to fill important s in learned professions can not se that their vote against Prohibition byvoting for Democracy or another y party makes them partlccps criminis in the death of that young manThis whole town is politically andreligiously so rotten that buzzards hold their noses when they fly over it The Baptists run the town and the President of the college here runs the Baptists They arc building church here in which there is a thousand dollars of the money of a distiller The most commendible institution in this state is the State college at Lex ington Time other day coming down on a train that President made an elaborate argument to me against state education He lead before told me that he was opposed to Prohibition because it was for suffrageWe college like Girard college that wont let a preacher put his foot in it At the Centennial I had a pass to go into Girard college It had on it that no preacher was allowed to go into it I said to the old doorkeeper I used to be a preacher but I am not now He He said Well thats all right if you have repented of it and bowedme in I suppose a thousand preachers violated the conditions of their permits and lied to get in there It they could have been identi fied they ought to have been kicked out with a Bogardus kicker teeLexington Needs n Woman Mayor The courage shown by Mrs Paxton Mayor of Kiowa Kansas in enforeieg the law there is thus eulocized by the Cincinnati Post It will be becoming and a just tribute to tier excellence for every male mayor in the United States to take ofl his hat and bow reverently before Mrs Paxton theI female Mayor of Kiowa Kansas She is a cold water but not a milk and water official she is the quin tessence of grit and there isnt even an embryonic truckle in her composition What she wills she wills and theres an end on it The law was made to be enforced and she sent out a brigade of deputy marshals to destroy all intoxicating liquors and nail up the aaI loondoors Nearly the whole male town protested and sheI never winked The male town petitioned Council earnestly to step into the breach and save them but she told the Council to keep its mouth shut and out of the trouble and it did Then the whole male town with her own dear duck of a husband at the head of the petition entreated herI to resign and she onlysmiled They told her she was running things into the ground and she plied that was just where the law authorized her to run the whisky and she was running it She was informed by the weak and unprotected males that sheI couldnever be elected mayor again and she said she had been elected to enforce the law and itI was the only bid she had to offer for votes Then the thirsty Kio wans fell back on muscular ar gument threatening to organize a mob and effect a localrevolution but she trumped this last card with a remark delivered in dulcet feminine tones that if her mar shals should not be equal to the occasion she would ask the Governor of the State to call out the malitia The female Mayor of Kiowa is mistress of the situation Yet there are some people who maintain that women would be an element ofwenkness in politics Weakness Why it is just such a womanly kind of law enforcing Mayor that id wanted in most of the cities in this Union She is not this sort ofn woman Cincinnati has for a Mayor Organizer Indianapolis The above account is written by an editor of one of the old rum soaked parties mud he has never shown any leaning so far as I know toward Prohibition What he says therefore can have no partizan bias in it and is only ex torted from him hi cause it is stern truth and jUlticeIThat woman Mrs Paxton has more sense than all the mayors of Lexington put together in the last twenty years She could take charge of the city of Lexington today by her lone self with five policemen such us she would select at her com mand and she would manage the whole town without a single councilman or alderman better than this aggregation of thirty people consisting with not more than three or four exceptions of bummers and drunkards and sa loonkeepers and ignoramuses and dead beats and technically councilewith a big police force and she would for less that 1000 a year manage the city better than this array of Falstatf recruits would do all put together The people of Kentucky have politicalehacks and shysters and demagogues and a lot of editors that have gone into the editing busi ness because they were too trifling to succeed as typesetters and prill thers devils and under another lot ot theological Pecksniffs und Chadbands until they do not even know what is going on in the way of advancement in the great world around them With the gallant Kentuckian and die Confederate Colonel it is a maxim that Prohibition wont prohibit and they think it is smart to dingdong it eternally- in our ears as an appology for the fact that our state is now today a byword and proverb in mouths of other for drunkenness lawlessness ignorance and lagging- in the rear of everybody else when here is the fact admitted by one of their own gang that even a woman can take a good law in her hands and manage all this turbu lent clement that we hear so muchabout that will not submit to having anybody dictate to them what they shall eat and drink I am a married man myselfand know what I am talking about When women set their heads you better bet something is going to be done I am a farmer and have had large experience in driving pigs Whenever one doesnt want to go the way I want him to go and he turns around in the road and puts his head right toward me I have found out 1 can economize time by sitting down until the pig sees cause to turn around of his own arc of uo account but OIiiI women have grit like a grind stone and I wish we had one not onlyI as Mayor of Lexington but as governor of Kentucky There are a thousand women in the State of Kentucky who could nurse twins and manage their cwii families TuoludiiMpjjgpBf husbands and manage better than the present Demo cratic figurehead is now doing it Theywould not be fiddling away their time at a shindig when theI young bloods were mashin each others snouts and bunging up each others optics while drunk enness and murder are stalking abroad in the commonwealth and SundaySelloolcashiers are rob bing all the banks and murderers walking out of jail in the day time and walking away without in teruption though one of them had a legWe before hand that Gov Brown was going to play thunder in the way of reformation when he got into office So fur I defy anybody to point to anything that he has done except figure at balls and pardon criminals and issue a thanksgiving proclamation So for as material prosperity is concerned if these thing are con trolled by a Deity Kentucky is truly God blessed but in every other sense reverentially and humiliatiJgly be itsaidit is the most God damned state in the are the last of pea time the tale end of the whole proces sion and if some great revolutionary movement does not turn the tide of affairs in Kentucky a man ofany spirit and ofany moral convictions would just as soon live in hell especially in winter time as to live here I know some goodygood fellows will write me some more letters telling me that I ought not to use language in a paper that ladies read that would not use orally in their society but when the destinies of this country hung poised in the balance of fate and Light horse llarry Lee did not do right George Washington a man of some reputation in this country damned him bLck und blue and we got there I have always had respect for the character ot Shimei in the Bible and yet nothing is eaid about him except that he damned old David Jf nth rail I have eaid for women there is one in the state of Kentucky who does not like me and my paper because 1 dont pol ish up my uttcreiccs in talking about these men all in tho they have to do is to notify me and the Blade will not shock their longerI of such stuffas that I can talk calmly mId in rounded sentences mad rhetorical flourishes of the men who make tho laws that make it possible that a Versailles drunkard can sell the cow that his wie bought with the money that she saved from three months needle work to furnish milk to her little chil dren and then the man takes the andsa lot of whisky to go oft on a big hunt with Men who can calmly look at such laws are not a whit better than that brute who swapped the gointomen and women who do not ap prove of these things have got to tell it in Goth and proclaim it in the streets of Askelou and of Lexington and Louisville and all the towns that nestle in the Bluegrass of this famous regionun til every pres and pulpit in this land i4 be compelled to proclaim the justice and righteousness of Woman Suffrage and Prohibition Our Thanksgiving Dinner Guest 1am writing on the hayinventional orthordox menu for din nerturkeyand cranberries and oysters the vcgitables of the season and minor entrees for first course then plumb pudding and tropicalfruitsMy wile sent samples of these out to the neighbors andsamples carne from the neighbors to us neighborlyNone but as it comes but once a year the big pot always goes into the little one oti this occasion But the redeeming feature of the occasion came after we had retired from the table My wife went to the street door just as a woman passed by The woman had on a dirty old slouch hat danglingnot have been allowed to appear on the streets ot some fine cities My wife had known her years ago when we were first married Her father was a merchant here and my wifes father had said to his laughter that in her shopping shoI must patronize that merchant be gentiemanwoman was a great beauty andi had married a merchant greatluxYllmnksIgivbgShe iuvited her into dinner She wept in and was at the table when occasion to go into the dining room to look for my hat was saying to my wife I am much indebted to the Christian church ire and Mr Howe its former pastor was kind to me without any ostentation Her language and her manners were those of a lady She was educated here at the eame college with my wife which was then the most noted by far in the state of KenI tuckynor do I know that there was any better in the west This woman wrote a beautiful hand getsisgroes A few davs ago the manager of the cemetery told me that this woman had stol n flowers off the graves there and sold them for beer I have seen this woman stand ing about in the business houses here like a man The people seem to allow her to do so because they recollect what she once was and what her nice old father was and they pity her and everybody seems to have patience with her When I had gotten my hat and startedout for a stroll the first man 1 as I ridinginaand he had on a fine overcoat and looked comfortable and warm I have never seen him to speak to him since he was a poor boy agoI a few days ago lie looked like a man who felt that he was finan cially solid was very dignified in his mien and the clerks inquired most respectfully what they could do for him saloonkeeperNow estly about this you would say that is one of these temperance lecture storks but it is just as I saw it mud I could write you a dozen more worse than this if pos sible because they involve horribly tragical deaths and they are about the finest families about this town May be sime of you remember that 1 wrote in the Blade some time ago a piece called What 1 can see out of my window and I gave a list of the fearful things that had occurred within three miles of my country home as time result of liquor driiiking mud yet as has frequently been stated in other papers than the Blade that vicinity is the most distinguished in the whole country And yet the other day as old I Bro W W Goddard of Harroda burg and I were walking by the house here where James G Elaine conducted his famous court ship Bro Goddard told me of a sad instance that I had left out of the list of tragedies that had oc curred within three miles of my home within my recollection and ofwhich 1 had not known 1 handsome and popular young man of tine fortune had become des perate from intoxication and blew his brains out with a pistol I am going to tell the people of this town something that it seems to me ought to startle them and which I think I can verify Whisky has been the immediate cause of more deaths in this town since I first knew it than the war and pestilences of every kind ac cidents of all kinds not including those from drunkenness burglars fires floods tornadoes lightning and earthquakes all put together And yet when a Democratic candidate was nominated here by a crowd of men that the George town Times a Democratic paper described as a lot of toughs who yelled and fought because they were drunk on mean whisky leadingmen from every church in this town voted for him On Sundays and several times through the week the church bells clang here until my rustic ear is outraged and disgusted by the clamor and yet right in the midst of the finest business houses of the town stand the saloons that have wrecked not only this poor miser able woman who took her thanksgiving dinner with us but stand ing right in full view ofthese hell holes were the wrecks of men who had debauched themselves with whisky and who started life when I did with fine fortunes and fine anyboysAnd yet there arc men here who call themselves Christians whose heads are gray and whose feet are pushing clods over the edge of the grave who are just as blindly voting to keep up these saloons as were the people now dead and gone to the devil who voted for the saloons that ruined this poor woman and these miserable men years ago promise to them such principles and purposes as we suppose characterize lilt civilized people hov can we account for such conduct except on the supposition that they have been deluded by demagogues until on this one point they have not soundreason Short but Significant LEXINGTON Nov 2791 Mr Oi C Moore DEAR Sur I enclose you check for 200 second years subscrip tion to Blade Please send me receipt for obligeYours W W BKUCE Thats a loconic communication but it is significant Mr Bruce is a deceudant of the famous Scotch chieftain whose name he is one of the brainiest men ever in the City Council of Lex ington He is I think the wealthiest man in the city and he has drunk enough liquor to float a stern wheel steamboat Mr Bruce has succeeded iu business but ifany Lexington young man is going to start out in life on the supposition that liquor anydamage opumioustarts The finest Prohibition speech I ever heard delivered considering the time it took to do it was made to me by Mr Bruce His Prisbytcrianism is the regu lar scotch imported article lie has the Main capacity to appreciate that this city is in the hands of people that arc thoroughly incom petent to direct a city of its liter ary prestige and if he would just freelysay about them what every man of his intelligence thinks he Cud greatly help to purify the air here He is a Democrat Tilt Way to the lmrimi Is this the way to the poorhouse naked one man of another as ho poiut d in a certain direction No but this is answered the other as he pointed to a whisky flask sticking out of tho in quirers pocket The answer was surey very correct The whisky bottle is what drives ninny people to the poorhouse It makes them neglect their business it steals their earnings it gives them bad habits it clothes them and their ch dren in ears and robs them of their daily bread Yes and at last it robs them of their very souls To Drink In a Crime Against Posterity Of cases treated for inebriety at the Fort Hamilton N Y Inebriates home 205 lord one or more relatives ad dieted to intoxication Dr Norman Kerr of London has treated 1500 cases of inebriety and of these he was able to trace a family history of Intoxication in ELECTED Our high qualities and low prices have won and we are far in the lead on Underwear and Hosiery Just What You Want In wool merino andcotton 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 Ladies In Cloaks and Jackets for Misses and Ladies In fancy Dry Goods of Every Description AT TAYLOR HAWKINS No 7 West Main Street Lexington Ky No 7 W Main Street THOMPSON BOYD Manufacturers of FINE SADDLES HAENE3S RACE AND TROTTING 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the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirely and pleasing to the eye prices below actual anticipation ranging from 50c tol per yard A new line of spring shades of Henritttas just openednew colors no change in price in spite of the additional duty on them WASH GOOD S 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 lOc LADIES MUSLIN UNDERWEAR SPECIAL SALE patentfacingLadies Mother Uother Hubbard Gown good muslin well trimmed at ooc they are worth Sac Lakies Muslin Drawers Fruit of the Loom Cotton deep hem and tucks above 22c worth 40c Ladies 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 black und fancy prior to the going into effect ot the administrative bill and our prices thereon will show how these early purchases benefit our customers Ladies regular made fast black Hose regular price now 35c we still have them marked 25c Ladies black and colored Lisle lose worth GOc We still offer them at 40c- Ladies fancy striped Cotton lose boot patterns costing you now 40c still marked at 25c TOILET ARTIOLESA Glycerinedil1erentVasaliuc in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc per quart bottle UUFMIII STRAUS I GDIII p qYJ l rrtI Never ur a Copy of the Blue- Grass Blade till Yesterday COLLEGE HILL Kr Nov 2391- C nDEARundersigned claims to be one of the oldest Prohibitionists in the state I attended the Pittsburg convention and wns appointed member of the Nationalcommit ClaySmith aAfterover all railroads and at the prin- ciPal hotels and urging the Pro in the state to meet in mass convention we hired the old library hall which halla seating capacityof about 2500 On the morning appointed the sun shone in all his glory and we expected one of the largest gatherings ever held in Louisville But when we called the con vention to order one hour after the time appointed the rollcall showed just five persons present Namely a Baptist preacher a temperance lecturer two reporters the colored janitor and last but not least an old city drunkard These composed the first Pro hibition convention ever held in old Kentucky I have votedno other ticket since and expect to keepon voting this ticket until every office in the United States is filled by Prohibitionists But the strangest part of my story remains to be told I subscribe for some ten Prohibition papers the Voice the Lever the Southern Journal the Issue the Union Signal the Beacon the Official Organ the International Good Templar and several others but never saw a copy of the Blue Grass Blade until yesterday I have read every line in it and now I want mOle Enclosed please find 100 for same and when you need more please let me know and it shall be sent It will take all kinds of licks to knock the ignorance and prejudice out ofsome of our goodygood tem perance people and I hone you will continue to strike right left regardless of the howls o those who are hit yoursinT B DEMAREE Well all that is very interest ing and it does look like if thos old pioneers in the good fight couldstand such a defeat as they stood at Louisville at that Kentucky Convention we ough- to be willing to stand more than complainingI Demo crats and the devil and the Re publicans and the saloonkeepers all put together will ever be abI to put down a people who have that kind of rit and who have a rrnUiirLlruljvwtiCi lift strongas the strongest religious conviction they have that they are right and into which their religious con victions so merge that they them selves can not tell where one stops and the other starts You can no more make thos people believe the liquor traffic is right than you could make them believe it would be right to aban don nil the laws of the marital re lation and of parental responsibility and for men and women to mingle like animals Of the people who espouse the Prohibi tion cause each one ninetenths would beproudeito be a Prohi bitionist if he were the only oic in his state But in reading that old brothers I felt like congratulating 1hint for the fusses andrumPuss and solicitudes 0 had escaped by never havin heard of the Blue Grass Blade yesterdayBut no telling whats coming I am sure I dont know only I hope that the worst of tit storm is over From t Lovely old Lady 1LEXIXGTOX Nov 20 1811 j DEAR Bno MOORE Is it true or an absurd jest that they hav secured the outlaw Jesse James building for the worlds Exposition and thatSpain is to have her bull fights here If so I think we might suggest scalpingIMy sister Mrs Buuyon writes me she registered letter to 3011 sonic time since for your paper but has heard nothing from it We both go heart and hand with you on Prohibition Ther- is no cause for discouragement phforout I from among them who by their vote still continue this heinous traffic for surely it must be the Babylon that is the hold of every foul spirit and we should listen to the voice from heaven saying come out of her my peopleYours very truly MHS S D WOLCOTT P S Since this was written have received the receipt for moneysent for paper e Mrs Wolcott is the author of a beautiful volume of beautiful poemspastoralreligious senti mental reminiscential and fugi tive and of a copy of whichwith her autographic presentation I possessorShe is also elderly lady stand at the very of our true aristocracy They are zealous members of the Christian church but they use their own heads to do their own thinking and you see they hold people who by their vote continue this traffic responsible for the traffic and they talk like they would just as lief not do like the New York has suggestedand walk right out of the Christian church- if it does not vote to suit them If they should do so they wouldstep as elegantly find lightly- as Amanda Fitz Allen in the Dunreath family but they would shake that old church to its foundation I never had met Mrs Runyon until I wanted to start the Blade and she sent for me to come and moneyforThe whole thirty men put together that the city of Lexington has lately elected to its offices could not write one of Mrs Wal cotts poems and yet while nearly all of them are illiterate scrubs and drunkards and bummers and saloonkeepers they are the people who decide for time state o f Kentucky that it would not e safe to trust a woman with the elective franchise About the bull fights at the worlds Exposition at Chicago I only know that it was asked by some Spanish gentlemen and I have seen no account that it was would naturally be the belle of the ball there will be a disposition to make specialcon ersfious to her but of course the eulycme would meet with tremendous opposition About Jesse James house I do not know but would not be at all surprised if they ge it it there would not be any more unreasonable than the literary gush that has already been expended on that infamous scoun ofI have said in my paper that I do not believe that Jesse was as bad as a man engaged in th liquor traffic and I do not think the presence of his house papered allover with the fulsome eulogies apeas would be half so unreasonable and demoralizing the display o f theretare have th bull fights and the idea is to first class sensations it would b a good scheme to make all states save all the criminals tha are to be executed and have the hanged and electrocuted in public- at some prominent place in the exposition or publiclyvivisected in the interest of science and have them bitten by rattle snakes an terentulas and centipedes an mad dogs so as to experiment on them with antidotes and test th efficacy of whisky to cure bites and the mad stone to cur dog bites- It might be a little shocking to some highly nervous sensibilities but if cruelty is to be one feature of the entertainment let us get some sientific value out of it An exJudge who is at member ofthe Church threatens to Kill me One of the leaders of the Dem Kengofficial positions and who now beengsis a e for the Governor of Kentucky has met me a few hours before I write this and told me he would liiename in my paper That is the same as to say to me that though he is an officer over me a part of whose salary as a taxpayer I have to payand I pay about 25000 in taxesI forfeit my life if I by accident or other wise get Iris name into my paper whether to commend or to object cornepotency I suppose that by the time Ian writing this an account of his con duct toward me or his words me are in print as two nuwspn per reporters immediately after iteOf the party in question whom we will call Mr A I have on divers occasions written newspaper notice ullof which were kindly intended und were so un derstood by others and Mr A tineehas indicated that they were so understood by him A few years ago he killed a man under such circumstances as indicated great personal bravery and as to elicit the commendation of good citizens generally The man was an escaped convict who was defying oflicers and had but a few minutes before kiledImost valuable citizen I commend him because he did under warrant of law itI Yesterday Mr A overtook when I was walking rapidly in the new brick road way of our streets as I frequently do partly to avoid people who I consider dangerous to me and that I am pavementsj side I spoke to him kindly and I saw he was an stopIto sured me that he wanted to have a fair talk with me I then said as we were going the same way we would walk to get her He aeked me if I did not claim to be a truthful man I said I try to tell the truth He then said he was a man of family anda member of the church and that I had liedabout him in saying that every man on that Democratic ticket that I publishedwould take a drink of whiskyand that I had associated iis name with those of bummers roughsI him that I did not say that every man there would take a drink of whisky but that I said I believed they would and that I thought he would find that those were my words and that the word idievcd was understood About that time he again twice called me a liar I tried to find in my pocket an issue of the Blade that contained the article ofwhich he complained but could not I now write with a copy of that is sue before me and reproduce what I said as preliminary to my account of that Democratic ticket upon which Mr As name ap pearsIt isas follows Now I am going to tell you abou- that Democratic ticket that the Transcript thinks is such a lovely lot for the interest of this city I will state what I believe to be facts about them and they will be recognized a such by hundreds of prominent men in this city and upon the accuracy o f this statement I am willing to stake my reputation as a newspaper repor ter in a case that would not demand special investigation If any gentleman in good standing in any learned profession in Lexing thatt my statement is so inaccurate as to indicate prejudice in me in making it and will write to me to that effect over his own name I will publish hi communication in the Blade if he will specify the particulars in which he thinks I have misrepresented them I then asked him if it was a drimileno clearly get his answer or have himIa the time I wrote that and that i I had been a betting man I would have been willing to bet four t onemeaningat the time I wrot takenea hadewittanmencourages s traffic that was ever conducted in America He then volunteered to that what I had said about hi whatda pa aewas notewas a ferent thing when I printed it in my paper that went all over the country where the people knew him He then shook his finger within two incites of my face in a man ner that appeared to me to be in tended as an insult and that is commonly so regarded by the code and said to meCoIf you ever put my name in your paper again I will kill you I made no comment and he re peuted it I then signified to him by my actions that I supposed he had said all he had to say and I started on for I was in a hurry and had just as much business as I couldattend to before my train timeHe told me to stop until h could get witnesses to the warning he had given me but I did not stop The statement of Mr A that he said three times I had lied in makinir was the statement that Rev McGarvey readout of the Blade from time pulpit of the Broadway Christian church las Sunday evening to an audience of over a thousand men and then said Charley Moore has said some bad things but I have never caught him in u lie and he was cheered by the audience so quite a number of people have told me the words of Mr Lee Loevcnhart for instance being Theycheered to the echo but he meant it mt understood it as a poetic hyperbola Time full text of Prof Mc Garvcys sermon on that occasion sas reported by himself except some things that he thought would not be proper to print fo r general reading will appear in th next Blade No sermon in Lexington ha ever created such u sensation and a remark to me that was wad by a Democrat was that raIn ball had been started and they ought to keep it rolling As an evidence of how what I have been saying has been re ceived by the veryjinculcitizens in Lexington I state that after leaving Mr A and while hurrying as fast as 1 could to attend to my affairs in time for my train the following persons came to me or called to me to stop and paid me for Blade for the coming year L F Eastin W M Stodghill R J Laws J N Wilson J TVance D D Bell Capt Jesse Woodruff GeorgieHayesMr James M Graves would have paid me if I had taken time to stop and I was told Dr Felix pastor of Mr As church was hunting for me to pay ate Nearly all of these gentlemen are members in good standing in the church I think principally of the Baptist and Christian churches Capt Woodruff an exEditor- of a Democratic paper was the best editor ever in the town is still a Democrat and J think that religiously he is a heathen in Sgood standing and full fellowship in my church Each of them paid me 200 except Mr Vance who paid his in part and Miss Hayes who is a teacher and to whom I prefer to sendat the 100 rate and Mr Laws who paid 300 I think they are all Democrats except Miss laves anti Mr Vance and Dr Felix As to my being afraid of anybody in this town I am not afraid ofanybody in heaven earth or hell But I carry no arms and realize any day that I walk these streets that I maytbe sent to join Haddock of Iowa and Gambrell of Mississippi who were murdered because they were ProhibitionistsIf to defend myself as gulltthey would be with me just as soon as Isaid the word We could walk the streets of Lexington with a doublebarrel breech- loading shotgun each as the law would allow us to do mid the law would allow them to protect me and I do notbclicrc that there is any man in this town who would dare to try to killme But I am on record in the Biog raphy of my oldfrieudl Judge Rich ard Reid as having endorsed his willingness to be beaten to death by a member of his own church and I have expressed my desire ofsa mem ory 1 have never in anger struck any human being and am ashamed mylifeI can not aflord to throw away lifeta ingly to me otmoref1tend to my business necessary pureany that ever was born and that I do theImy promotingIas means resliectfullyme and punish me prYmme but I think that it is because I have beaten him and his party sin the argument and that people of his own party are dis Ii gusted and outraged by the noraif nation of that Democratic ticket of which he is a member that he considers that I have been largel instrumental in causing this that this is but one of several attempts that have been made to intimidate me Whether it does intimidate me remains to be seen A most reliable gentleman who is a Democrat recently said to me that one of the men on that Dem ocratic ticket had told him that ifanother certain man on that ticket should kill me and he wa on the jury that tried him he thought he would clear him Iwasoncebeforeassaulted here for making what thq lawyers said was a correct report ofa court reportereor paper the editor that employed me was responsible I was struck twice iu the face by a powerful you man but made no effort to hurt him lIe was said to be armed and had two other men with him I had novel made any allusion newstpaper my an unkind word or inter tained an unkind thought against any of the three but had heel kind to one of them certainly and- two of them probably The thir- dmn I had never seen and do not until this day know who he was I appealed to the law for a re trierda there is any such thing and the Judge fined him one dollar and costs and when the judge met alone afterwards he appologized for fine ast saulted me was drunk cI have never in my life violated ts0 y on Sunday on my own farm and stillca Sabbath is opposed to the Chris tian religion The reputation of my own family and that of my wife are absolutely without a blot IullIl both of these families on both sides have been born and reared here and what I say is known to be true by nearly all old and spectable families here Just a ibiseDr Douglas Price who formerly represented this county in the leg SStl- x islature and is a most uncompromising Democrat volunteered to come to me and say Arcll Charley theres one thing about your pap per and that is you always tell the truthAnd yet if I were killed here today by any one of fifty menus I may be and without having said or done any more than I have said I do not believe that the man who might kill me would be poorhungryhogI lying on the table before EnquireDemocratic tucky Leader Republican ac counts of that threatening lan guage that was used toward me They arc alike complimentary of him and disparing of me At may be in the Associated Pr ss dispatch If I were taking those dispatches for my paper and that account should get into my paper though I hal not seen alreadydecided because the dispatch would have his name in it I have a wife and children that love me devotedly and I have neighbors old null young rich and poor black and white male and female Democrat Republican and Prohibition Christian and in fidel Catholic and Protestant goodforprint So far as my individual self is concerned it docs not amount to much importance but Iappeal to the Christian men andwomen or any good men and women of any faith or lack of faith to re sent the injustice by supporting the cause I advocate The Mental lHVcU of Alcohol temperIante as follows to the mental effects of alcohol The reason I have insisted so strongly on the physical part of the question is that in making observations on dead bodies I have constantly found in the skulls of those who drank certain condi tions Now the brain is a set of think ordtwo kinds of tissue the outward envel ope and the inward contentsare in proper proportion to each other gull to the size of the skull Alcohol however Uiudfagfishing the space allotted to the thinking cells so that they shrink aud becoaa unable to do their work Thus if you come from a port wine champagne or ancestrynwhich Got intended you to have and the result cannot be modified at once though in course of time it may be done I do not care in what shape spirits are used the effect is the sumeiTho Use of Wine by Student The Youths Companion in an editorial winetng f wiua drinking to which traq 4exposed the editorial con clndesf ing has been more cer tainly demonstrated than that the use ofalcoholic drinks by young persons in our keen exciting climate is n mistake and is to no class so injurious as to students To thew more than any other class wipe increases the difficulty of every duty and adds alluring force to every vice This is not preaching it is simple fact and known o be such by needIply and tint food should be eaten in the best manner known to civilized life intoxicatingdrinks vile which is expressed in one word abstain ITeetotal Ireachers That so considerable a proportion of the ministry Lave become totalabstain ers isno less creditable to themselves than gainful to the community We say assor an extreme and abnormal human condition Ministers and others actively en gmged iu religioumd philanthropic work have to deal not so much with the healthy as with thN diseased conditions of soci sty mill it is for them to consider whether in the effort to bring back the sunken and lost portions of human brotherhood to whom they are especially sent they are not called upon to make maygder that they may from its vantage ground tho better help those whit are in extreme need Modern Church Drinks and Spring Hut It makes tho heart sick to think of tio misery und degradation to which the demon drink subjects those who have given them lves up to him The Philadelphia Methodist vouches for the truth of this incident fiftyIacademy girls have theirs No Ma I cant spare the money above request was persuasively 1made by a sixteenyearold maiden as was preparing for school one fine spring morning Tho refusal came from the parent in n curt indifferent tone Echool1Tho ndinvited him into a saloon for a drink As usual there were others there and the man that could not spare his daughter fifty cents for a hat treated the crowd When about to leave ho laid halt dollar on tho counter which just paid for the drinks Just timer the saloonkeepers daughter entered and on going behind the bar saidPapa I want fifty cents for my spring ha All riglV says the dealer and tau ing up the half dollar from the counter handed it over to tho girl who departed smiling Mays father seemed dazed walked out alone and said to himself I had to bring my lify cents hero for the rum sellers daughter to buy a hat with after refusing it to my own daughter Ill never drink another drop And he kent his B1nLe A Toronto paper figures out that the drunkards of that city lost 191032 in wises last year An Elegant Line of NEW SPRING GOODS Korah Moire Korah Moire CHINN ROSS TODD TO AM PERSONS TO WHOM THE BLADE MAY COME The issue of Oct 31st begins the second year of the Blade and I hope that those who intend to take it will be as prompt as they can in paying me for it200 a year for persons in good circum stances and 100 ayear 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 dis continue it in order that I may not incur further loss by sending it to them I will have no collector and will not dun you for it If you are willing to payme send the amount by mail and you will receiptFraternally yours CHARLES C MOOUK dJYLAROSS FURNITURE STORE No 24 West Main St The cheapest place on earth te buy Furniture Carpets Stovo and Household Goods Baby Carriages b cost THE SEA UrIFtrL 20 MILES THE SHORTEST 4 EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY CINCINNATI Making direct connections in Central Union Depot for ST 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call on s T swift CityTlctdgtPhmnixHotel w shnltz Depot Ticket Agent Frank W Agt4Lexington D MILLER D G EDWARDS Traffic Manager G P TA CINCINNATI O THE CHARITIES OF NEW YORK I Gllnpeo at what Hum Coat the arlcoFourteen City e n large City of itself of these unfortunates and ret a little less than ono in a thousand 5f the population as tho city is u mil jon and a link but this diseased part is TenGos1italsworkhouses and almshouses a peniten tiary on tho islands and prisons in the city jails and what a kingdom under the commissioners of charities and correc employ a regiment of helpers 11000 strong and motley almost 3000 000 a year a large business certainty but without margins Shall wo call it a vast college with vast piles of buildings requiring n half million n year to keep them in repair What pupils what students what graduates rather what kitchens and provisions and other supplies Thirty seven thousand tons of coal in ono pur chase 8500000 pounds of meat 10000 barrels of flourthese repeat twice in the year What piles of coffins what suits of clothes to tho discharged prison ers and each five dollars pocket money Many many of these the products of the rum trade Progressive Age BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Phaetons etc Repairing promptly done and on reasonable terms JTheyWe also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE US BAKER and BROS HARTING CRUICKSHANK SUCCESSORS TO H A W BITE 47 West Main St A Full Assoifcment of Stoves CW stantlyon Hand ROOFING GUTTERING REPAIRING A SPECIAL WilSON STARIS CLOTHIERS TAILORSHATTERS FURNISHERS The Largest House the Largest Stock and the Largest inCentralIf you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our SI MWeJ Farmers are especiallyinvited to make headquarters with uswhen in town WILSON 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 ne cessitate the Closing Out Of Our Entire Stock within the next Thirty Days With this end inview we have marked every item down from onehalf to onethird its value This includes overcoats suits and trousers for men boys and children underwear neckwear shirts waists unibrePlasin our building HERE IS A LINE TO GO BY 25 cent linen collars go now at10ets25 cent linen cufFs 15 It 35 cent silk scarfs 15 u 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoats 1500 1500 overcoats 1000 Now is your chance to lay in your Winter sup opportunitybut For Cash dadaysONE PRICE CLOTHING ROUSE IMI IS AUEMAN CO 5 East Main St Lexington Ky CASSELL PRICE The Largest Dealers in Central Kentucky iu the Latest Style Dry Goads and lIa1iaRs New Goods Choicest Styles and sold at the Lowest Prices for first class goodsr invite the public to call and inspect our stock CASSELL PRICE IGaiidlS West MaInSI- LEXINGTON KY i r JI tr J rzjir t Sf t IADVERTISING RATES Year InsertIons six insertions Three Insertions r Eight InsertIons Four InsertIons Thrre Insertions fTwo Insertions Insertion 150000 ACUK OJt LAND VTAXTED An Eastern Steamship and Col onization Company Lave written to the General Passenger and Ticket Agent of the Queen Crescent Route to find for them a tract of land in either Kentucky or Tennessee of about 150000 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 Any one having body of land suitable for this purpose will please com municate with the undersigned giving price terms location and all particulars D G EDWARDS G P T Cincinnati 0 An Interesting Letter From time Widow ofDr Wiutlirop II llopsoii INAllVILIE TENN Nov 1191 CHARLEY I have received the third number of your resume I feel very much like Bro Sal lee about some of your articles Dont say any worse than you have said nor anymore of the same kind- I am I suppose an old fossil or fogy because I do from my Wljuiti uuut and heart believe the Bible from begining to end To indicate how very much stulti fied ones intellect may become if it had said Jonah swallowed the whale I should never dispute it I dont even believe Moses told a lie I also believe all the New Testament says about Christ in spite of the horrible things you have said in condemning it If I did not knew you well aud your honesty of purpose I would never read another of your papers But I know you are fighting for a grand principle and I you for it while I believe ifyou would combine probably with Bro Nealsome words are omitted Editor you would accomplish more good Hate the sin but love the sinner- I can bid you Godspeed in your war on intemperance and say Lay on McDuff but I am too old and too near the end of to give up the long cheerished hope of immortality the expecta tion of meeting my lovedarcs who have died in the faith of the gospeland who I fully believe arc alive in that Paradise prom ised to the faithful But it was not of this I intend to write I wanted to say Iam not just now in a condition to pay for the Blade as between now and the first of June I shall have to pay the publishing company which published my books Dr Hopsons Memoirs and bookof sermons over two hundred dol lars which will more than con same my salary as u teacher I shall travel during vacation and try to sell what 1 have on hand about 250 copies which will just about clear me The publishing company have been very kind to me to wait on me this long and I feel it my first duty to pay them- I will send the last three copies of tour paper to MrdM A Hurlbutt of Iowa who is Superintendent of the Peace and International She may be able to get you subscribersIw love to andcousin Lucy I remain sincerely your cousin ELLA L HOPSON Now about that matter of Jonahand the whale I must arise to an explanation I appeal to the readers of the Blade from ocean to oceanand from the lakes to the gulf to say if any body has ever heard me say I did not believe that the whale swal lowed Jonah and I now say tha- I t too would just as soon believe II r that Jonah swallowed the whale or for that matter several whales just so or with crackers on the half shell Theres nothing small about my religionOn other hand I have some months since offered in corroboration of that account of Jonahs being taken in fuhFequentfalling capturedago there was found a pair of boots with the letter J chalked plailinferencesame whale that swallowed Jonah that he had set his boots out to slepthatin the usual way and when the whale bounced Jonah because he wouldnt pay his hoard bill Jo nah didnt have time to get his bootsI never hadan unkind word to Fay against Jonahor against the whale They were both cold water citi zens as such have a warm place in my Prohibition heart perhapshis prisoners of war when he laid them in a saw buck and set his foot in their stomachs and sawed porterhouse perhapsany man whom misfortune over takes Jonah was in the swim for a while but he must have felt awfully down in the mouthafter the whale gobbled him No it wont be necessary for Sister Uurlbut of Iowa to get me any more subscribers It would put me to the trouble of writing subscriptioulist pass around the Blade you send her over the state of Iowa- I am just now perfecting arrangements to have the entire edi tion printed on buck skin so they wont wear out DogFennelthat four families read his Blade and that as he wanted to preserve them and as it was always worn out wheu it got back home he wantedme to print it on thicker paper Mr II M Chambers of Georgetown told me that three families in Georgetown besides his own read his Blade and he then scut it to a friend in New York He said he had just gotten a letter from a friend in Henry county in this state wanting to bor row his Blade Please tell Sister Uurlbut not to put her friends to the expense of paying for the Blade I have so much to print and so small a paper to get it all in that it is ways so long before I can get any thing printed that the people read it for ancient history anyhow and an oldone is just as good as a now one- When they compliment Bro Bell down here over his paper they always say uts just as good as a letter from home You have perhaps noticed that nobody ever remarks that about my paper He says I am HO Infidel CAXEUIDGE Mo Nov 22 1891 Bito MOOTIEIwas almost surprised but very glad to find that the Blade had risen again he nurtured I trust by the dews spiritualby its fearless denunciation of sin and hypocrisy in high places But when we come down to the hard material facts of this busi ness age it requires dollars as wellas inspiration courage and in telligence to publish the Blade You will please to note that I have changed location from Os ceola to Cane Ridge and you will graduatedintosent you a marked copy in which you will see some little notice of the Blade and its editor I feel assured that you would put me on the exchange list if Iso desired but notwithstanding financial burdens as my paper would not be a quid pro quo for yours I prefer to come in under the poor mans stringand therefore enclose 100 If will send me a characteristic adof the Blade I will in addition be glad to give it a corner in the Pettis County En possibleTie reads all your paper will soon learn you arc no infidel as the world understands the name but that you revere and love the goodand beautiful pure and true The spirit of God is in all perfections Your friend and Brother VAN B WISKER Not long ago a poor editor sent me 500 1 pinned another dol lar on it and put it in an envelope and was about to seal it when my wife asked me for a dollar to pay the wash woman So I had to take oil my dollar but I sent the 500 back to him 1 believe I would have sent this Brothers dollar back to him if it had not been in the shape of a postal order and I thought it would be some trouble for him to get it back from Uncle Sam andso my cupidity made me fob it s1rt rl But I want somebody to send him two dollars for his paper for that one ho sent me like they do for me sometimes Ilia notice of the Blade in his paper will do the Prohibition cause in Kentucky more than a dollars worth of good Did you ever know of a case in the state of Kentucky where an editor had another editor from an moneyforcould get it without paying a cent simply by writing a big X after paperBut about me in journalistic courtesy and when I sent Bro Van wisker his receipt for the dollar I made it payable in full for the Blade up to the year 1900at first but sonic how or other it did not look as liberal as I felt and I tore it up and wrote another one in lull to Anno Domini 2000 I hate to ap pear niggardly about anything regularProhihition paper in which the editor ex presses his Prohibition sentiments The Blade ot Elkhoru Wisconsin is the same kindof a paper We need one of that kind in KentuckY and it ought to be at Stanford Ky Walton and the Inte rior Journal are back numherp and no good and if Bro Carpen ter there and some other Prohibi tion brethren will start a regular newspaper with Prohibition editorials it will take like the seven year itch I think all intelligent and moral people are getting tired of Ken tucky Democracy and Silver Tongue and Iron Jaw will play out in a year or two more Sensible to the Last LITTLE HICKMAX KY Nov 16 1891 JlLexingtonDEAR jugful financially but in spirit and free speech I claim to be rich Inclosed you will find my check for 200 for which you will please send me one copy of The Rational View and the balance for subscription to the Blue Grass BladeDuring the short suspension of the Blade I was very lonesome I had just voted Prohibition for the first time in my life and was feeling good and congratulating myself on the result- I am indeed glad that you have startedup steam again and are giving hypocrites and King Al cohol their just dues Some time since I saw in your paper where a zealous sub scriber hadomred to be one of 1000 who would give 5 00 to keep your paper in circulati- onII see that you do not look at the money consideration side in running your paper but you seem to be after the devil and his generallyGo be one that will help to scotch the wheel Whet the Blade keen strike right and left let the chaff fall where it may Now and then you may strike a stone but it will either be a politicianLike the cowards they are they will flee from the wrath to come I have been writing items for various newspapers for about seventeen years and for speaking my mindand telling the truth I have mybackcome out with a whole skin so far I have also been guilty of some falsehoods for I have lauded some people pretty high that did not deserve it At the time Iwas under the influence of mean whisky and hardly knew a respectable dog from a drunken man Hav ing had some experience in the intoxicating bowl that is about the size of it I have not been to church to attend public worship three tinges in about fifteen years About that longsince I became disgusted with the way modern religion is conductedseceded with a whoop and am still sticking Some weeks since in writing my items for a country newspaper I mode a mention of the Blade bloomed it pretty high mentioned drunken politicians mossback hypocrites and last but not least said I would be one in a thousand that would give 810 to keep the Blade in circulation Well it did not appear That one item was suppressed I was a little sore over the matter until I thought perhaps that paper was run for money alone and most of its gotomeetingfolks claptrap money grabbers and anti Prohibitionists And if it has all that talented lot to please I do not wonder at its suppression of anything written against its livelihood 1 firmly believe in God Al mighty and his son who was cru cified but am a disbeliever in the way the present generation are serving their Master Too much style too many bosses too much whiskymoney in the church for good fruit to ripen We have some church bosses in this part of the country and the preachers have to be very careful how they talk We have no use in this world for a preacher who is afraid to preach the gospel When you find one that hews to the line wihout regard to big pocket hooks he is m v man RespectfulfyJ x You arc all right Brother I dont want you ever to tell me who that newspaper man was that wouldnot publish your boost of layfora chance to do him a kindness by sayinganything about him in the just it in if it takes a whole page Let him see that theres nothing mean about Prohi bition and let us See ifwe cant pile coals of fire on his head and thaw him out I Guess we dont aim in the Same Direction CLARKSVILLE ARK Nov 28 91 Mr G C Moore DEAR StuOn receiving a secondcopy of the Blue Grass Blade I wrote to you that I lead concluded that I could not afford stoppedtilrI am willing to receive it so long as you send it free but I shallnot pay you any money for it I reciprocated by sending you a copy ofmcHcllwhich you did publishI you a copy ofmy poem entitled Law Publish it if you like it but if you do not it will only be another indication that we do not aim in the same publish anything I send to you please send me three copies of the number you put it in Very respectfully JOHN It McKiNTosn While I regard lIellas a fine subject for winter poetry if is a fact that I never publish anything on that line but spring poetry and would like for you to send me enough to make eight or ten col umns in Brevier along about Jowl and greens time Any shortage in hell poetry that paperIbeen compensated for in my prose productionsYour on Law I may send to Judge Jewell of Lexington with the suggestion that he have the original manuscript framed and hung up in his court room Of the merits of your poem on Law I would hardly be so corn tent to judge having only dab bled a little in Blackstone and Chitty but as a theologian and a reader of Dante I think yon are a success on hell Sir Edwin Arnold is in this country now and they arc talking of putting Thft Light oE liia on the stage It you could be duced to dramatize your poem I would like to see you with the leading role in Hell Col ISrccItiiirldge is for Mills timid Mills is for Whisky It was time only exception to the rule that in the famous Texas Prohibition campaign the Demo crats were for Prohibition and the niggers not the negroes thats an other race and the Republicans were against it Jeff Davis and Roger Q Mills however distinguished themselves by differing with their Demo cratic brethren in Texas and the two were given the credit both by the rumites and the Prohibi tionists of having defeated Pro hibition in Texas verydeartongue and Silvertougtio wants Bro Mills to get the spcakcrship In an interview of Col Breckinridge in the Transcript an interview being an article that the distinguished statesman sits down and writes at home or dictates to his pretty type writer the valiant Colonel in a wild burst of patronism and philanthrophy exclaims I am a sincere bimetalist and as tho friend of the party of tho two metals I am anxious to avoid division in tho Democratic party byDillhim start with a line fortune and payhisso there is a severe irony in the fact that he was taken from a condition of hopeless impccuni osity and put on the Finance Committee in Congress While he was there and when he and I were as thick as any other thieves I used to send him my paper but gettingsending to the veriest dead beat in the United States and ofconrse I never got a cent for itand never expect to That part is all right my chances are about one out ol forty I took that find lost my money and on that score I have no right to kick and dont do so But when a man who would not copperinpaid gets to spouting about his being a iimctaltist it makes me and when he walks right out of the Christian church in Lexington where he has been trumpPresbyterian has knocked all the stuffing out of to a ht of Sundayschool chil dren to be followed ba prayer andexhortation from his Presby terian brother Pugh or pew which ever spell itthat runs Peppers tillrJand thou writes an article to be called an interview for a newspaper that has just admitted that it sold itself to a salocnkeepersaidarticle boosting a fellow for the Speaker ship who was hrou ht to the front in politics by Ins advocacy of the liquor tradeI get so durned tired that I have to talk to myselfAs before on divers occasions I have no hard feelings against Jo Blackburn and Carlisle are simply magnificent specimens Democratic buncomb und claptrap and the world could no more get along without such men than it could without Micawber and Colonel Sel lore Jo aid John G says they believe in whisky and theyshow their faith by their works and they get us drunk as a fiddlers bitch and I glory in their spunk 1 love to see a man practice what he preaches and vote as he prays c then there is what Law rencttSttrueI believecalls an eternal fitness things and what Silvertongue calla party By the way Silvertongue pro nounces the word party just like other people pronounce party and respectfully call the atten tion if his constituency to the dif orthographyI myself aud therefore come from the center of Billys constituencyand I know that in Dog Flannel or Dog Flanuin threefourths of the people who voted for Billy not only do not know the meaning of the word party but they do not know the meanings of enough of its synonims to be susceptible of an understanding of it But they know that it is something to avoH division of the Democratic party its all right I go to Dog Flannel today and explain to Billys friends sittingaround a stove at Russells Cave that Billys dramatic decla rations that he is a sincere bi metallist means he is in favor of Dr Kellys bichloride of goldand Pig Iron Kellys Carnegies iron or McKiuleys tin and three fourths of them would believe me if I were a Democra- tI take about sixty newspapers- of every political and religious faith and order that Iknow about and some that arc of no fitithand no order and I dont understand the racket about bimetallicism yet bat you can find thousands of people who do not pay for any paperaud who do not even under stand the terminology of Billys buncoaib but who believe that he is a little tin god that is except ing biz tongue of coulee which is lmLetweel1Isuch t tural atlinity- IIiglt cpubliciun Compllmcul LEXINGTON KY Nov 20 91 C 0 Moore Georgetown Ky DEAlt SIR Please find enclosed 200 in payment for Blue Grass Blade from March 1891 to September 1891 and from the latter date for six months When the time is out notify me and I will again send checkas I desire to take your paper so long as it is published Very respectfully GEORGE DENNY JR Judge Denny and Col William O Bradley are the most promi nent two Republicans in Ken tucky Judge Denny was reported to me by his sister not long suite as having said he would give 2500 to support the Blade rather than see it go down I hope Iwill never have to call on my friends anymore for assistance further than to speak a good word for me if they conscientiously can when opportunity offers but considering that I have never at all pandered to Judge Dennys political views his attitude toward my little paper is a compliment that I most highly appreciate TEMPERANCE NOTES RUM temperance lecture derived trtfu a visit to tho Tombs police court the creature passing there With tattered clothes disheveled hair Ho shuttles on with footsteps slow Trembling and weak his head bowd low ma I know his story well from his grand estate he I know him us a brighteyed Ills fathers pride his mothers joy In manhood health at his command High amens men ho took his stand When lot tho tempter came barred the gate that led to tame You see him abject slave Until tills a pnupcrs crave to rum Another victim toners With blNited features watery eye And even sow for liquor begs From misery cup shes drained the dregs In police station passed the night What brluj to thl sorry plight r They she once was young and fair With laughing and glossy hair Shes beauyoud scarce believe it true happy brit s mother too Her chili thin husband stricken She sought the glass her grief to drown she went they seldom pause Oio simple explains the cause tis rum Approaches a man wealth fact with life and health dlauionl from hU breast does flash They say his cluthos are lined with cash Who this person great and grand Who meets his friends every hand A legislator great is In this tho land liberty chosen one to matte our laws Ho also liquor stores Tl stuff that made of others tramps Procured for him both power and stamps In truth its Irit a fatal game The losers hae themselves to banio and ruin Ed Gardonlcr In Brooklyn Eagle f TO PREVENT ALCOHOLISM Poor Food and Overwork ns Incentives to Drink The prevention of alcoholism is a physiological life The cure of alco physiologicallife prevention or cure of alcoholism are to be attuned arc as multiform as the in dividuals involved and the varieties of human existence At another time we have called attention to the part that good food well cooked so as to be easily digested plays in the prevention or cure of this disorder We know of no such potent means for preventing everytableLabors toward this end should be couraged by all who desire to see alco holism wiped out of the community Another means of preventing alcohol ism is the avoidance ofexhaustion The overworked literary scientific or business individual must get rid of vorry and fatigue as he feels that he must continue tho race though ho knows the penalty A hopeful outloolr for the future is the greater attention given to this matter It is needful ta urge the laborer to avoid exertion be yond iris strength and thus avoid the nervous exhaustion that entices to the consumption of alcohol etc We have no faith In any specific for drunken nessDr Connor in Lancet THE RUIN OF RUM Facts Which Should Ite Welclioct by Drinking Hen During the year ISO the people of the United States consumed 80009003 gallons of distilled spirits 40030000 gallons of wines and 330030000 gallons of malt liquors matting a total of 420 000000 of alcoholic beverages This cost the consume at the very lowest estimate S30 006 orabout 513 per capita for tho total population of the country men women and children In estimating the nations drink bill however wo must add to this enor mous total the time lost from workand that lost because of sickness and crimes due to drinking- It is estimated by Dr N S Davis of Chicago that this cost at least as much more hence total drink bill of the nation for the year ran up to the enormous total of 51000030 It must b remembered too that the consumers of liquor got absolutely nothing ot value to themselves for this enormous expenditure of money Rum docs not aid to a mans health nor to his strength It answers no purpose of clothing nor of food In negative results look at the wasted fortunes ruined lives and homes Men who do not indulge in drink can do better work and can work more steadily than those who indulge Why then does anyone drink begindrinkingideas as to the nature of alcoholic erages and their effects upon the human body Before chemistry an alyzed rum it was supposed to be stimulating warming soothing and restorative All these in the clear light of science are now seen to be fal lacies Yet tho belief is strongly rooted in the minds of thousands that indulge in liquors for this purpose es pecially fallacious is the idea that any alcoholic beverage contains nutriment in any marked degree A fivepound loaf of bread contains as much actual yearIfbeer daily At that rate of drinking by tho end of the year n man would have swallowed a barrel of alcohol nOel contains about four per cent of alcohol wines about fifteen per cent anudistillud liquors from fifty to sixty per cent The question then presents itself What is the effect of this ale cohol upon the physical system The answer of science is that alcohol- is a poison pure and simple A slow poison if you will but one whose ef fects are directly proportioned to the amount taken and to the rap idity with which it is imbibed Because it does not kill instantly men think that there is no foundation for its classifica tion as n poison Its effects when steadily taken are detrimental to all the great bodily organs It causes permanent structural changes in the liver the kidneys tho stomach the bloodvessels and in the nervous tissue In the liver and kidneys it pro duces two incurable diseasescirrhosis- and Brights disease It injures the brain by hardening it and consequently injures the mental powers of those who imbibe it and it is the testimony of the highest medical authorities that the habitual use of alcoholic drinks lessens the natural duration of life from ten to fifteen years That is to say a man who would did he remain temperate live to be seventy years old will as a moderate drinker die some where between fiftyfive and sixty years Besides its effect upon the brain al cohol has a very deleterious power over the minds and morals of the vic tims Prof Axel Gustafson declares that alcohol holds a preeminent place as a blood poison and that suicide in sanity idiocy and various kinds of moral mania are directly traceable to its influence on the brain Jlore than this habit of moderato drinking greatly increases the danger to any pa tient who may be attacked by disease This is because alcohol reduces the vi tality of the system and its power of arc facts which should be brought liolne to every man and especially to every young man in the United States Every mother should xnow them and teach them to her children Every father should not only be able io warn his sons of these evils but should set them a personal example of abstinence The crying cd of the tunes is for the dissemina tion of jnst sack scientific knowledge among the masses of the people There is no olitics in it It is simply tanking knoVn tho facts which science declares to e true The temperance reform to bi permanent must begin with the iudiidualToledo Blade mnpllatt Civilization Mr W S Caine u prominent ex member of parliament said recently in Edinburg that England had forced intoxicants upon the people of India and by her liquor policy hail spread terrible ruin and misery among her native population The British the covered one hundred years ago that absoluteprohibition was the attitude of the old native governments he said and the peopc of India were by habit tradition and still more by religion totalabstainers from intoxicants For ty years ago an excise system was troduced under which tho government farmed out ardent spirits to the bidder who took the largest quantity and inI addition acquired and now holds a monopoly in the sale of opium and bhang the latter described as the most maddening intoxicant in existence The system has spread ruin and deso lation among the natives Something way be learned from the fact that tho temperance reformers have recently secured the closing of over ten thousand liquor shops in Madras aloneChtcagt Kewa IGoTo FOR ANYTHING YOU TVAXT IN CLOTHES UNDERWEAR HOSIERY NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS GLOVES COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PRICES ALVJAYS Corner Main and Broadway JOHN T MILLER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Pack ng Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON THE PRICES MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATS SHOES ETfr In our Show Windows tell their own tale Bear in mind that ou 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 1 ct217tIAiV7 BET WEEN MILL AND BROAiTWATT2 D H BEATTY Fencing Contractor FcncIngTHE FARMERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE HekeepsGatesWoodand Flat Rails accountsD H BEATTY ill H1WIEHL SON Undertakers and Embalmers CHARGES RSASOHABLS CSyOllicc TelcphoneSflr3 Residence Telephone 21 a RESIDENCE 44 Barr Street one square north ofPhceuix4Hotel from Limestone to 1Pal- uutKIDD GRAVES DEALERS IN OrnamontaJ BronzB and Plain ilardware CUTLERY GUNS AMUNITION MANTELS DAN G R TILING BeltlugPuullSBird CaKes Goods amistud Smooth Wire and ICcadyMixcd aiut LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 5658 E Main St Telephone 184 r r- r j Wants Prohibitionists to mnltc Converts Amoiip the Sc rocs HARRODSBURQ KY Nov 22 91 Mr C C Moore DEAR SmI have been rccciv ing and reading the Blade for some time and have not paida cent I enclose the amount of one years subscription 200 and with it I offer the following which you are at liberty to use as yon please Most tempercnce advocates seems to confine themselves to the white population But before I go too far with you I must say I am with you in any kind of a fight against whisky But I do not believe there is a sa loonkeeper in the worldwho would not abandon his business at once if there was no demand for his wares Then how to decrease the demands is the all important question Why not every preacher proclaim the evils of strong drink and the advantage of Prohibi tionnot temperenceat every let every goodwoman who is interested in the welfare her family and the happiness o mankind in general reach out from the narrow path in which unfortunatelymost of our women walkand gather into the fold o society any youths who are yet pure who willcome Most poor boys would gladly accept complimentary tickets to the theater of society but although they may have been better trained than their rich neighbors sons they are by reason of their com parative poverty excluded from the so called best society Rich peoples children usually enter society from a standpoint of wealth They need nothing ens to give them prestige But the poor intelligent father cultivates the manners and morals cf his boys and takeslike the Republican voter in Kentucky the slim of victory As every person seeks compan ionshipeven the animals seek it the runner for the saloon has but little trouble in alluring these poor young men into the den of damnation the saloon Once in the saloon they are made to feel that their company is appreciated are com plimented on their personal appearance and the selection of their clothes and are flattered by the saloonkeeper until they think him a great fellow and in a short time their pocket books and lives are both at the mercy of the sa I loonkeeperSaloonkeepers as a class are hustlers and they all have drummers Many of these drummers are old sots without money nrfriends who were once drum medTlierasclves by an older sot when they were young Now they drum unconciously and without contract or compensation save an occasional drink The saloon unlike society i wide open to all comees and when one is denied admittance to the social circle he knows that no candidate is ever blackballed at a saloon Teach the women to bring the young people into some kindof a foldwhere they will be sheltered protected and armored against the attacks of those treacherous leeches t the drummers for the saloons The population of Kentucky like the most southern states is composed largely of Negroes and they as a class drinkand if every white man now living in the state of Kentucky were void of any appetite for whisky the saloon keepers could still do a lucrative business selling to the blacks and their hustling ability would soon enable them to do considerable business among the whites Why not gather from the hillside and rally from the glen and fight the torrible foe with any and all the weapons at command The blacks were used to fight a foe far less dangerous than the one whom the Prohibition Thempartywhy not arm encouragement advice everything but soial and marital equality and among them with good recruitingofhcers and enlist them in the cause by comparing the one room hovel in which they live surrounded by their ragged illfed childern to the mansion in which the saloonkeeper lives and the extravagance ol his family Then aid them in forming temperance societies of their own and when once they are properly equipped they will make goodsoldiers Let the Prohibitionists send out missionaries as it were to con vert the heathen What is more heathenish than to be a whisky soaked debauchee or a witness to the awful wrong and not at tempt its arrest Dont fight the saloonkeeper Be deserves sonic credit for being brave enough to indulge in so haz ardous a and for being business man enough to make it a the fight after time plan through which the Christian ligion is disseminated Take something better to the poor tlo ludcd worshippers of Bacchus They like the foreign heathen will be ready to abandon their follyas soon as something better is pre entcd Ill admit that it is sometimes very diillcult to get persons to see when their more sensibilities have been i paralyzed 1alcohol If the Christian people who claim pn vateluot publically that they espouse the cause of Prohibition wouldwork with the same untir ingzeal that the saloonkeeper does they might expect to accomplish something The saloonkeeper has money in view and he is up in the morning by 4 oclock and rarely ever lags in his chosen pursuit until 2 013 oclock at at night The Christian people f time Bible is true have some thingmore valuable than money to inspire them in their fight against whisky for it is written that No drunkard shall inherit the Kingdom of heaven Therefore from their standpoint they would if theyspent their time in saving souls be worthy of a crown which money can not buy If there is anything- in the world that I like better than Prohibition it is consistency Hespectfullours J II HKNDERSON I am sill a Hcltiiig on the Ruz zuixls 91fmenced to receive your pape some time ago and do not know bflong it has been coming It came sometime before I took any notic- of it However I send you check for 200 Please look at your book and if there is any balance due me please give Bro L II Freeman of Danville credit for the balance Yours N r MODANIEL cOf course I believe in these of Elijah ravens You remember that Bro Freeman said he my paper but he was poor an could not pay me for it for a while and that I must not send it anti- he could for it and I said would sena it anyhow anti that the ravens would bring me tb money for it and sure enough the next mail a man named Wrenn another kind of a bird except tha lie does not know how to his name as well as the other wren does sent me 700 and one WitS for Bro Freeman and now Bro McDaniel wants to pay for it But let me tell you somethiu that beats either of these A poor widow woman dressed in black came to me and paid me 200 for her own Blade and wanted to pay for Bro Freeman Dont that look like the ravens were getting in their work You better bet Now ifabout forty of you good Christian people dont get mad and say I am trying to ruin the Christian religion I will explain that story about Elijah and the ravens Elijah was a nice old man He votedwith the Prohibitionists an- a hated the Democrats worse than snakes and the Republicans couldnt fool him He was stumping the state for good honest religion and he got strapped and some poor man named Raven in Hebrew like my friend is named Wren in English or some poor woman dressed in black staked humor rather steaked himand gave him the bread to go with the steak Its all poppycock about ita being a snonuf raven that flies arouud Ivc seen plenty of ravens in Europe and they are nothing in the world but old Kentucky crows putting on foreign wire be cause the nabobs much then and you know these old crows are the stingiest birds in the svorld One of them would not give you a cracker if he owned a whole bakeryand you were starving t 0 death Now while I havr got my hand in I am going to tell you another story about Bro Elijah He got ona mighty good one on those heathers that were bulha ging him about his theology 1You rcccollcct the heathen were bragging on what their old wooden gods could do and Bro Lijy bantered them for a trial Bro Lijysnid to them that he would build a pile of wood to his God and the heathen should bail one to their gods and they wool each put an offering on it and ask his god to send down fire from heaven to burn it up and the man whose pile of wood was burnt up was to have the beltrrhe hca then saw it was a fair deal au they could not back out Hut Imo Lijah hadu good scheme lie told the heaths that they might split np pine goods boxes and stick iu their wood pile and he would pour water all over his and his would heat thrice burning Time heaths- said it was a go So Bro Iiija made them stand over by them own wood pile and he brottgh- bucketful after hucketfuland punted all over his woodpile Then he ran his linger down in his vest pocket and pulled out match he carried them to nigh his pipe scratched it on the scat of his breeches and stuck it to his woodpile and it Hashed all over before you could hat your eye The heathen just threw up the sponge and said their old god was a regular fake and that Bro Lij was a bully boy with a glass eye You recollect that Bro Lijah guyed them mud told them their god had taken his shotgun and t gone a snipe shooting or was taking an alter dinner nap and thoy ought to pray louder and wake upNow you dont understand about that pile of wood burning wit hall that water on it do you Nayverily Well I willexplain it to ouJ There was not a drop of water in Bro Lijuhs buckets Itwas all Headlight coal oil Bro Elijah knew about coaloil antI the heathen didnt and they didnt know about matches either and tho old man just clear got away with them Read my book The Rational View and it will explain all those things to you I credited Bro McDaniels money on his own account You can read that story in L Kingij 1833 WIi3iu theXuuc of Common Scnc Dont They Act LEXINGTON KY Nov 18 1891 DEAR MOOUE Enclosed please find check for 200 for the Blade another year I like the Blade because it is sharp and cuts keen We cant work with dull tools armans leg off he must ue the Blade and if he doesnt use the blade the legwill not come off Ifwe want to curtail the in asethe negro preacher wanted the Lord to curtail the devil He said O Lord cut it close right smooth off up to the very endDid you ever hear about the cow boy that said he could lick any man that would make hay When the haymakers got a theydb The first round the cow boy re anddtime was called he had both hands saidII want to find out what the mate ter with my neck When the Presbyteryof New York was trying Prol Briggs fo hlcan defendmyself After Prof Briggs had given them a broadside in the shape of Presbygto oubwhat is the matter with their creed gunspeace c church they did not want to fight The secret of the whole matter is that the creeds must go If everybody would take the Blade and vote the Prohibition ticket it would add to time health happiness intelligence and wealth ofmankind The above is a sample stated ment of facts that everybody knows but why in the name of reason and common sense dont they act Yours truly Ac JOHN YOUNG I give it up Brother ask something easy I suppose there never was a more thoroughly ir refutable statement than that if everybody would vote the Prohi bition ticket it would add to the health happiness intelligence and wealth of mankind And yet the great burly of men in Lexington who are otherwise sensible men regard that proposition just like a lot of idiots would do The brain becomes weakened by inactivity just as the muscles of the arm do from disuse Men have hero in the habit of letting political demagogues do their thinking until they have lost the capacity to do their own po lineal thinking and any kind of a shouter of political huncoinb and claptrap can come to Lexington bealieve that the Mclvinlcys plan to get cheap tin plates is nor importance than the whole liquor traffic evil and yet if he has paid 10000 in taxes for the year half of it has boot to prosecute crimes and hire judges and police and clpay for jailg and penitentiaries and lunatic asylums and poor houses occasioned by the liquor while in the same length of time has bought about 800 worth of tied There are around every town a lot of bummers who have no bust ness and are of no account and their only way of attracting any attention in the world is to s win on to the tout tailsof one u three local political heroes and when one of them conics around these bummers get around him dtlmmhk ittndse to an I throw up their hats and get wild with enthusiasm and then when lthe orator is gone these fellows arc out of a job until another fel low comes along And fur as that class of shal low fools is concerned Ican nu deistand why theywould not want lOhihition but to solace you why it is that many men who seem to he decent anti moral and sensible let hoodlums of that kind nominate their candidates is more than I can do Kicking About my Reins a Heathen AUGUSTA KY Nov 13IS91f1 KyMYjust got through reading the todayWe men here to whom I had you send specimen copies of the Blade Prahibition listswho while they I believe would like to read your way ofI putting the Prohibition question say they could not let such a paper so irreverent and infidel thats the way they put itgo into their homes for their children to read Now brother as I have said also reason with some of my fricuds when they come to look at what you say about the Christian religion squarely they must rightNoings of Christ as you do and beI much of an infidel or a bad man On the other hand it makes me as some others have said to yoi feel like trying to be a better man And that other question equal rights of the eexes arc just where I have been froni my youth It has grown with my growthand strengthened with my strength I have lost the balance of that Setter and dont know who wrote it The writer sloes not seem to hurt by my ideas of religion bu ifothers are oflended by them we just have to let them be so thats allNo one man can write a news paper to suit everybody and th man that tries to do it wont sui anybody that has any sense I am no saint nor anything of tha kinddont expect to be an dont especially care to be I hav known a few saints They ways look like they would do very nice in heaven and I always wi antl or an thing more than mere ethical or namentation I dont think they are of much forcer But when it comes to the tIieor politicsIsimply know that I am right KentuckyMethodist Its eternally harping on get Sanctihta number Its not the stuff for the emergencyIt one of these oldI whisky soaked politicians to see man trying to put down th whisky damnation with the sanctification racket Praying against the liquor traffic will affect t just about as much as the Popes bull did the comet It just its jThisoverrun by a horde of rougllsand toughs and bummers and thtgs as Southern Europe was ver r n b the Goths and Vandals l UFitic- athieves and religious hypocrites are as thick as flics in dogclays opendefiancefellows eIf praying does any good at all it is only when the man has done all he can do himself and ask God to do for him something tha ought to be done and that he cat not do himself Why Mie Couldnt Take the iladcW- VINCIIFSTE1t ICy Nov 2991 DEAR COUSIN CHARLIE I shall have to ask you to discontinue your paper to me My sage crop yearOurposition can not bo relied upon kicked my Jersey calf iu the hca yesterday My turkeys strayed to the neighbors and theirs happened to hove a red yarn string in th gill too so there were only a few left and they are only retching DriedeCayce the old grayorate my Golconda whose wealth was t take me to Europe has late awinneycd Grandmas bank on account of its new building fails to declare a dividend and then McKinley has stuck Ids batlcidcl just go on the same and as a lit tie more for it so he wont know by the time I get through fith5t which side of his bread the bloc grass luxury is on I hope my tale of woe win commend itself to your credulity If not I think I have a better urtr a rb house of worship and I want to have a brick in it somewhere We nIlwish you and cousin Lucy would come upsoon and make us a is taud Iwith too bnfam dangerWith and Annie Iarm affectionately your cousin ANNA B CROXTON P S Lclie says please send her a few copes ot your paper with her great musical puff in them and she will remit I expect it will bo omit When I first read that lottO I didnt know whether to laugh or gt mad and am right smartly mixed about it yet Col A M Swope told me not long before he was killed that that was one of the brightest oung women he had ever met yet she would rather get a brick into one of these old hard shell Presbyterian meetin houses that a thousand rich old hypocriti cal ignoramuses will help to build because they think the devil will get them if they dont do it than singlebandedsin that is a disgrace to Christendom Durn old John Calvin Iam Briggsisinfluence he has had on the world That young womans father fought against the gridiron flag Billybeingeyes a little tin god that McKinley wants to boost with a protective tariff That young woman can tell you all about McKinleys tin bill and all the humdrum claptrap the Democrats are continu allly powwowing over but Iwill bet the Bluegrass Blade for a year against a dollar that she didnot know that the finest women in the world from Europe Asia Africa Australia and the Pacific Islands met in Faneuil Hall in Boston the other day with Lady Henry Somerset of England and Frarces E Villard of America at the head of them all to gether to help Prohibition and they did not care any more for old andtman in the moon cares for a little dog that barks at him Wifh different iiroitreillsas theseewomanta or Helen Jl Gardner tool would be worlddaseany up on Democracy and the catechism she is content to spend her life getting propagateyvented by an old scoundrel who is in hell today if there is any hell saysdeliberately warmedTroastIWHISKY NERVE It Quail Tell What Alcoholic SUm Will Uu for u Man kIsaw iu exhibition of nerve and pluck fun other day which ought to be recorder In black and white From the cornice of ono of tho tall buildings was suspended a painters ecaffolJ They are raised paintsFew men can look up from the walk at the scaffold swaying about nnder the cornice and the men coolly plying their brtfahea without feeling tho flesh creep a little The breaking of a rope weans rtiwitrr to the teen on scaffold and perhaps to two or three pedestrians be low Should one of the men loso his balance and fall hed strike tutu flagstones and have every bone broken Three or four of us were looking from a doorway opposite when ono o 1time painters dropped his brush and lurched about as if dunk The cried out to him sharply and he la TImne man s or was overcome by fright There was no one o the roof We saw the other painter loo up and around in an anxious way aud then he crypt along the scaffold to hi partner If ho tried to bravo him up i thtcould not roll off and then he began hoisting np the scaffold He pulled that end up about two feet and then crep down aud raised tho other to correspoiiu There was a lift of ten or twelve feet and he passed from end to end of the scaffold five or six times before he elevated it to the cornice and could st off The other man lay as if dead and helplessIwith his hack to a chimney when I to up there mill no dead wars face wu ever whiter Uo trembled in every litnl Lis teeth chattered and his eyes seemed to have lost all expression tieotitdoil to the mixture in his pail New man he brusquely replied LJHow do you mean first tinu on a swiugscaffold ho explained nail ho was foolish enough to talk a drink of whisky to brace his nerves And didnt o Fur half an hour or so tier it col everybodyyIs it your first experience Not by a dozen Most of em act this way the first time Youve got to give Iem sharp talk mod tie cm on or theyll do somethiiig desperate And werent you at nil rattled Shoo I eel my pulse And ho whistled merrily as ho stirred the mixture and waited for another man to como and go down with him How do you feel1 asked the other uoItwo or three efforts ho began weeping like a child He was utterly unnerved Worldellrluk Unlns Many Intullect Mrs Livnuores assertion that totem eranco is greatly increasing the nmn r of tie insane is fully sustained by to statistics of science It is not only the predisposition to insanity and tho actual insanity produced in the individual 1self by the malignant influence of hut a still greater evil the transmis sion of its dangers by tho laws c heredity The children not onlof th confirmed inebriate but of the moderate tirinkerimmie constitutional tendencies to intellectual weakness idiosyncrae or even imbecility while morally their faculties are liable to be distorted and depraved This consideration is ono the complications of tho temperanc- eproblemBostmm Traveller Gol Any whit man giving drink to an aboriginal or half caste of an district in poundsI THE TEETOTUM here May ne a Practical Remedy for the Drink Evil Ancient society lacked one disturbing element the saloon was unknown cohol was not discovered before the Seventh century and it is scarcely 400 years since brandy and whisky fell into the list of beverages The find has been a veritable Pandoras box and tho later decades of this age of crusades have teemed with expedients to rid man kind of tho evils that have followed in its wake Tho saloon stands for all that is cruel vicious and criminal and it stands against a world repeatedly organ ized for its extinction- Temperencesocieties have been formed and operated to suppress it The church has succeeded in making it disreputable Everybody knows that it is a menace to the nation Parents fear its enticements for their sons Economists and moralists vie with each other in denunciation of its open doors Thrones have been overturned dynasties have como to an end revivals have swept tho world but the saloon has weathered every storm flourished and fattened on opposition more than held its own in hard times and is today the best established institution of modern civilization And why Because we have forgotten that man is a social being We have churches for the satisfaction of his igions instincts schools for the devel opment of his intellectual nature pictures and sculpture and music and literature to meet his aesthetic cravings and mar kets for the supply of his physical neces sities But for the gratification of his social wants tho workingman has never had anything better than the saloon Think of the human contents of our cities thousands of young men congregated in pestering centers in lonely and isolated tens of thousands of tho disinherited crowded thick in tenement houses and cheap and nasty rook eries in filthy allies in Chinatown Jew town Hells Kitchen Battle Row Poverty Gap Tramps Roost and in paupers barracks generally where thay can meet their friends and talk with them over the affairs and interests of the day In spite of all our charities and palaces the saloon alone is free and open to the homeless and the wretched poor Do they want society Here they must find it Do they want amusement Here they must seek it The saloon is their parlor their drawing and reception room Its lights are always blazing its atmos phere is warm and cheery and good comradeship is never wanting Wha wonder that the saloon is popular and has at last appeared at leastsuch is the opinion of the practical editor of The Review of Reviews but it is still confined to England The one in Whitechapel East London is well worthy of note It stands on the great thoroughfare and is a large neat building of two or tree stories very attract ive outside and cozy and brilliant within as any Continental cafe The first floor is a public restaurant scrupulously clean and homelike where one crin get for his money the best of tea coffee cocoa soup meats vegetables podding and buns In one corner is a count where tea is sold in packages and the sales average some 7000 pounds a week The second floor is a network of apart ments for the use and accommodation of the members a smoking room for loung ing a newsroom a cafe classrooms for the benefit of students chess and draft rooms a spacious billiard room and a hall with seats for people with a stage at one end from which addresses are made on Sundays and whereon per formances are rendered every Saturday Tho originator of this institution a Mr Buchanan a wealthy philanthropist and a member of the Church of Eng land has given it the name of TeeTurn Already eight have been estab lished in various parts of London and wfas year ar enough gone to assure Mr Buchanan a stockydon Why cant the experiment be tried in each and all of our great American bekn every e section of New York Chicago New Oi thetman theea yonuo men on the downward road And they expensesta great deal of fierce talking on this temperance question Would to God we could cease for a space our speech about high license and prohi Teepcrowded and unattractive and wher ever our countrys youths are witho the conveniences and comforts of a pv ChristiansTotal Abstinence Xecensary In this day and age no man who is no a total abstainer from all forms of in toxicating drink ins no right to count himself on he side of temperance r form He is only a stumbling block i the way of temperance progress and he persists ii his selfish and nnchristi indulgence he less ho has to say upo the subject of temperance the better will be for the cause Christian Adv cate Dry Up the Source Lady Henry Somerset speaking at a womens demonstration in England said the beauty of temperance work was that it threw people of all denominations together and kept them near each other Clearing off tno submerged tenth sheI declared would need to be repeated again and again unless the drink whi hurried these people to destruction were dried up at its source A Short Argument Here is an argument for total absti nence in a sentence which ought to enough to eatiufy every Christian lua as to his duty iu tho matter H me make my boot t iwil1 pat az2uJ Urunkon Workers DIscliC fur Dead Mon Even in the awful and ghastly affair inIover persons were and roasted to death the drink evil had its part to play Hashers Weekly charges theowere the time that for this reason the brutalemanner dailyspapers allowing so man ruinsellers and small politicians to crowd themselves into the space which should have been reserved only for tho friends of tho dead and the ItWorkMean Way of Getting a Living Dont sell liquor I would rather see Ctfroma living There is no meaner or more livingthan H W ALDENBURG ARCHITECT and SVPERINTENnANT IOJ West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J R SCOTTI VICTOR BQGAERT 9 REPAIRINGAND Manufacturer of Jewelry 15 East Short Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ESTABLISHED iai3 HIRAM SHAW Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Hefs CApS iiFaNeg FEIFS GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises Umbrellas fie Xo IS Eavt Main Street LEXINGTON K1 The S P Gross Artificial Stone and Paving Company Office and Warerooms Nos 131133 135 E 6th St LEXINGTON KYLayers of Cement Work Artificial Stone Sidewalks Diamond walk 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