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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r iT f I gy 1 rJih Mi p j r 1 j ctrAJv kAjf 1- 1BLAIE r i BLUEGRA88Vol II No 25 Lexington Kentucky Saturday December 19 1891 Subscription 2 a Year iEv1jt W MGAijVfYS Sermon on Horserac ing the Liquor Traffic Whoredom an- Corruption I r CharlcyMoore has said Some very bad Things but have never yet Caught him in a Lie From the Lexington Press For many years back I hav thought at intervals of calling such a meeting as this and presenting an address on the subject which I havenow chosen and I would hav done so had I felt certain as to the results But now that 1 see before me so large a representation of the character and tie brains of Lexington I thank God that at the request of the Y M C A I have made the announcement Our of our daily papers said yes terday morning that I have lected be a large subject It is a large one and it has grown on me so during my preparation that I am burdened with the magnitude of it I can of its inmosttouch these but lightly They are to fourJnjumtljcr horseracing the t ILldJQtQ lnv wLflnr ruption in the city government When the Racing Association J made an assignment short time and the poolrooms were 1since under action of the Circuit to a little later our papers ex pr the most tender regrets as tender as if one of our most citizens had died I Ipromineut a short article in the Transcript expressing surprise at this I asked if the men who had thus written cared more for the are little money brought here by pool sellingand horse racing than for the morals of the community I asked these gentlemen whether they had nO sons to be ruinedand ifnot whether they hadno daughters liable to bo married to young men who were thus being ruinedand if not whether they to had no care or simpathy with us the who have I called tor someone lo give a sober answer to these of questions and to explain these re us grets No one responded but when the Leader sent a reporter around to certain gentlemen for any expression of their views as to effect of closing the poolrooms one of our Councilmen said that it would send money away from Lexington to Louisville and Cov ington Now I would like to know what money is brought here he into circulation the or rifirsting of money from one mans pocket to that of another and getsrbv the biggest pile same t true precisely of the races except that the visitors to these bring sonic money here with them But everyrascal of them comes expecting a to take away with him more than he brings and if he does not he is woefully disap pointedhe is outdone in betting your home gamblers lrneh these do bring and expend some money but who gets it A large portion goes to the saloons and another large portion goes to the bawdy house In consequence of the latter every seasons races is attended by a very large influx of strumpets from Louisville and ICincinnati to accommodate our distinguished visitors and these carry away with them the money which they get The only legiti mate lines of business to which an of the money goes are the stre railways the hotels and the livery stables and the Councilman to whom I have referred and the man whom you are going to elect Mayor get the plum out of the pudding Now let us look for a moment moneyJthat horseracing with its attend ant vices is a deadly foe to col leges It seems to me that some of our city rulers do not know that we have such things as col leges in our midst or else they care nothing for the interests con netted with them I know it to be a fact that hundreds of fathers in this state who admire our col lees send their sons right through collogestrust them to the moral atmos phcrc of Lexington Nevertheless we have every year not less ilia n one thousand young men from abroad in the University the Commercial College and the State College combined and they expendamong us at a low estimate 5200 each per annum This professorsinare married men and none of whom would be here but for the thirtye50000 more Besides there are less I think than thirty fami ies that have moved into the toeour and their expenditures amount to another 50000 Thus we have another aggregate of 300000 put yearby it and it goes to legitimate lines of business If we could get ridof the races the saloons and the f bawdy houses Lexington woulda the model place of the whole country for the education of young men and the number of students hero would soon be double the at present number the number of professors would be double and so would that of the families moving and thus the money put into t by all wouldamount to more than half a million annually Looking at the matter to fron jv purely financial point of view then which do you prefer the races with the saloons and the bawdy houses or the col eges That the saloon is a deadly foe morals is admitted by every sane man and no honest man can deny it The measure of immorality in any community is the measure of its patronage of the saloon Do you know how many Ycitissued for me by the Y M C A and they number 275 all ofwhich licensed by our city government Now ifwe suppose that their average income is 1000 which I am sure is a very low esti mate we have 275000 annually expended by our people for whisky bought by dram It a everydollarthrown in the fire If you add to this sum say 25000 per annum represent the tax entailedupon benevolence of the cityto caring for the widows and orphans drunkards and the tax on allof to keep up the police the po lice court the jail and the watch I house you have an aggregate of full 300000 which we give every ear to debauch ourselves and our eons Such is the state of things Y that as soon as our boys get big enough to be trusted on the street of there begins a hard fight between the father and mother of the boy on one side and the saloonkeep- ers on the other to see whether shall be brought up as a man degraded like a brute This goes on day and night for years and the bitterness of to the hearts of fathers and 0 mothers manyof you before me have felt I have felt it most keenly Often the victory is won the saloonkeeper and a hcri age of shame and mourning is familyWhoheavy burden on me Who has right to steal my boy from the i shelter of my home mud ruin him body and soul forever Who gave the saloonkeepers this right and who protects him in it You say we have laws to repress this llish traffic So we have but what do they amount to We have a law against selling to miv nors and a law imposes a fine of forty dollars for every drink of liquor sold to an incbri ate but who docs not know that inebriates are the principalcus Lomers of the saloons These laws in our city are dead letters One of my best friends is so unfor tunate as to have an inebriate son Within the last six mouths he has f at great trouble and mortification to his feelings obtained convicting evidence against nine saloons for aftertce was placed before the grand jury andan indictment was found but when it was brought before court now in session somebody in draw ing up the indictment had been so careless as to leave out a word or two and there the matter was dropped What shall we say t helplesd s Have you any idea of the exit of this vice in Lexington Men who are supposed to know have been called upon and they vari ously estimate the number o f public strumpets at from four to six hundred besides a large num ber of sluts which are kep by individuals Suppose we put the number at five hundred who does it cost to keep them all Some of them have an income o f thousands and I suppose that none of them live on less than 500 year At this lowest estimate for the average our men pay not less than 250000 a year Com blue these figures with the 300000 spent for whisky and you have largely over a half million which we spend every year for strong drinkand lewd women HOW can God look down upon us and spare us How can we look one another in the face while we standstill and permit this rotten ness to continue While we are timidly holding our breath in the presence of this Moloch its audacity is increasing day by day until it has reached a climax Last montha young man in good circumstances and of good familywas enticed into a 1re owan street house while drunk whisky and lewduess ever go hand hand when a relative who heard of it went to the house and demanded him that he might take him home he was insulted reused admitance and ordered way Only three weeks ago a marriedman who has a store and had been on a spree from which he had not yet recovered was met the door as he closed it for the night by a strumpet from the same street who had been wait byheher den A relative ot his met them at the postoffice and began plead with the man to let him lend him home The audacious woman cursed him and threatened his life and he was constrained to turn away for fear of a street fight witha whore A marriedman drunk with 150 in his pocket went to one of those houses to a have a frolic and in treating the crowd to wine which is there sold to such as he at 5 a bottle though it is bought down in town for he spent all of his money the next morning a bill was to him for 140 more and he paid it to avoid exposure A modest youth a clerk in one of our Main street dry goods stores was waiting on one of these painted Jezebels when she leaned whisperedhoneyed in sin to visit her house If I had store I would not permit the wretches to come into it I would eel bound to protect my clerks of from their mcchinations There are young widows on Mcgowau street who in order to go there n liunencumberedown little children which are now under the care and protection of me of our benevolent women state these facts as they have been stated to me by reliable per havingbeen11 C A These gentlemen are the creatures on whom the men Lexington are expending a quarter ofa million of dollars yearBut wretched women have not always been the vile sluts that they are now All of them were once innocent little girls Every one of them was somebodys little daughter somebody little sister what a transformation since the days of their childhood Our givenBelleadvertisement as an owner of dia monds Yes of diamond earrings worth 1500 When slit lost them nice paragraphs were pub ished about it as nice and couched n as respectful terms as if she had been the richest lady in Lexing ton And when the diamonds were found this furnished our obsequious newspaper men occa sion for some additional par graphs all paying due respect to Madam Breezing Eighteen ago this unfortunate woman was a bright little pupil in the Broadway Sunday School She was the daughter of a poor honest widow who trued to bring up her child in decency and respectability But the tempter came Some scoundrelseduced her and before many years she was a regular strumpet Nine years ago she was living with another girl on North Upper street in a little cot tage of two rooms So miserable had their lives become that one night they undertook to kill themselves They took morphine in what they supposed to be fatal quantities and went to bed to di A negro woman heard their breathings broke through their window raised the alarm and physicians were called who after hard work brought them back too life Since then in those nine short years she has become tl owner of five dwellings on whit- nt she pays taxes one of these being the palatial residence which she now occupies on Megowan street When she bought that lot less than two years ago she paid the cash for it and I have not been able to find any mortgage against it on the records Where did she get all this money There is a dying girl now in one of our in firmaries recently brought there from one of these houses on that same street who sent piteous entreaties to some benevolent ladies whom she had known in her inno cence not to allow her to die that horrid place Just a few years ago she and her sister were pupils in the Main street Sunday school and the daughters of a poor woman with a drunken tvorthles- husband The mother died an the girls were enticed into a life of shame The other sister is still in the house whence this one was brought away to die Less than a year ago a girl just blooming into womanhood a member of the Broadway church and like the others a daughter of a poor widow was drawn into the same cesspooland I with the help of others tried to rescue her In the course of a conversation I told her that if she kept on in her present career she would land in a few years on Water street among the negroes I asked her how on earth she came to fall into such a course of life She answered that danc ing was the cause of it We be ame excited in dancing the round dance he went home with me I slipped him into the house quietly t and we went to bed together Gentlemen you who have daugh pdulgoment Do so if you will but as for me and my house God for bidoEven now when less than one vear has passed hfr health has c failed her supporters have de serted her andshe is begging good women whose advice she spurned to come to her relief are but specimens ofa vast number of these wretched ti creatures whose lives are now but a hell on earth Surely with all their infamy they are more sinned against than sinning And where are the seducers Tell me where are the men who beguiled of them from their childhood inno cence and became the murderers phadbrothers of any spirit of the Kcu tucky spirt manyof these ducers would have been dead and hell long ago But where are they now Some of them are marriedmen who lay down at night by the sido virtuous women and tell them lie after lie to hide their crimes Some of them are still unmarried upftedlong to marry virtuous women and to go on the others with this continuous string of lies of Well if they are going to hell any way as most of them will let them keep up their lying for a or few lies heaped on top of their to worse crimes will not sink them much deeper in the bottomless pit and they will keep their wives from the shame and horror ofa knowing how mean their hus of bands are of In the presence of sin andc crime like this you are perhaps ready to cry out Is there no law in the land that these things arc allowed Law there is a plenty of it Listen while I read to you an pointSec who shall in this city keep any iIlngoverned and disorderly house or house at which lewd or ob Ecene acts are perpetrated in such manner as to become a nuisanc to the neighborhood shall be fined twenty five dollars for each day I he or she shall so keep said house Here is a law which would if enforced shut up every bawdy house in this city for every one of them is a nuisance But what about the law Is it one of the blue laws of Connecticut that has come down to us No Is it a resolution passed by some Methodist Conference Or a delivcrence PresbyterianSynod is an ordinance under which we passedbywas composed of better men than it is now Whose duty is it to enforce this ordinance It is that of the Chief of Police and his subordinates and it is the duty of the Mayor to see that the Chi of Police does his duty and tI duty of the Council to see t6 CitydAttomeyand have their part in it Why then is it trot done Iwill tell you why The city of Lexington longsJo the Democratic part and the Democratic party belongs saloonkeepersh mary elections These classes dictate the election of a sufficient number of their own men to pre vent serious interference with the immoralities of the town They jwill permit no man to be elect d to any municipal oflic whojires to come out aPenl in endorsement of sucha makingTheytake ing peaces at the primary elections and allow a gentleman t cast bjs vote unless they know what t is to be They have- hitchtd all of you decent Demo crats fri the traces and they hav mounted the box whip and lines The buss behind is filled with saloonkeepers youdalongIf nJ of you tries to kick out of the traces at any time the artyvhip is cracked you are youimmecfor example at the ticket now in CharleyMoorshis BJade Charley says some very bad things but I have never yet caught him in a lie He says that oh this ticket there are five saloonkeepers and three ex saloonkeepers twentyone pa ronizers of the saloon six hard drinkers he calls them drunk ardsAnd four race horse men have some good men sand wicheii among these but when the of them come into nothingheyoiiguOticd Let me say that I speak us of the Democratic partY1not from a Republican for I have never in RepublicanIught to he spoken and Isup pose flat nothing Isay will be nntrtiJlft d Is were remedy for these cryingevils Perhaps some of you arm ready to answer No we are helpless we can do nothing it iSnot worthwhile to be about it You 833 for example that it is impossible to prevent the existence of bawdy- houses in a like this But Itknow better I know that it not impossible There is the titJGlasgow in Scotland with 000 inhabitants and there is not a house of ill fame in the cor Edinburgithhas none within its limits but pboundrythose cities there are no cases of- tvenereal diseases These facts I state on th authority of DrU Sweeney who is present and who tookspecial pains to inquire into the fact when he visited Great Britain a few years ago What then is the remedy in Lexington First and foremost ofall you at must banish party politics form your city elections Good men both parties must get their con w sent to vote in city elections fur no man because he is a Democrat because he is a Republican vote fora man only because he can be relied on to manage honestly the citya finances and to enforce with the utmost strictness ll ordinances against every form immorality The moral forces the city combined in this way so do anything that honest men ought to do and if they will not to it they may make up their minds to go on in their impotence and be slaves instead of being free men I love this city Here I have reared my children here I have hurried one of them here grandchildren are growing up and here I expect ere long to be buried and when I think of the timings of which I have spoken I dread the thought of appearing at the bar of Goduntil shall have done more for the future protection of boys and girls and especially of the fatherless girls among us than I have ready done I have muchmore that I would love to say to you but I must desist Iclose with this proposal If a goodly number of true men men who are afraid of nothing on earth or in hell but to do wrong will come togetherIl appoint their leaders and their plans for the suppression oftthese evils I am ready to for the campaign yes for time whole war and if it shall cost me all I am worth and cause me to wear out my life I could not die in a better cause i zi t ocr 7 Rev J 1Y aicOarvey reads from the Blue Grass Blade lo an Audience of more ofbunu Thousand men Lexingtonat PPYOn Sunda evening Nov 20 at the new Broadway Vylogical department of the Univer sity of Kentucky in this city preached to an audience of more than a thousand all men a ser mon that was probably the moa startling ever delivered in this city His remarks were fre quently interrupted by cheers a demonstration until that time un churchYmon Rev McGarvey is perhaps the most learned theologian in the ion America He was selected by the Arena the ablest magazine in America thee Evidences of Christianity I publish the outline of his ser mon that was given by the Kentucky Leader of this city though the sermon being solely to mun and a part of it about lewdness some of it has been thought im proper for publication He had in his hand a copy of the Blue Grass Blade of Nov 28th lIe held it up and said HaveI you read the last number of the CharleyMoore things but I have never yet caught him in a lie When he said this the audience cheered him He then read from the Blade of Nov 28 an extract from what I had written with reference to a ody of thirty men lately elected- as cityItThere are on that Democratic ticket thirty men Of these there are five that I do not know or know ranch about Of the thirty there are only four have the entree into what is truly our best society In the town Of that four one is intellectually pretty weak Every man on that ticket will take a drink of whisky Twentyone of them will go into a saloon and get a drink of whisky twelve are drinking men six are drunkards five are saloonkeepers r reessaloon Teapots nineteen can not speak the English language Dramatically or approximately so Only three are members of any learned profession and one of those never was a student at any college Nine of them are Catholics who lieve that St Patrick drove the out of Ireland Only four of Fewaro dead beats who are not good for their debts twelve of them I would not lend 10000 on his own name if I were a banker There is not a man in the whole lot who has distinguished himself as a benefactor There is one of lem who ought to be in the penitentiary There are only three non in lot who are even firstclass smart men and there are only two men of firstclass brains in the whole gangProf McGarvey is a true blue third party Prohibitionist and always votes with us but I think the last election here his vote was recorded as having been cast saloonkeeperho of Rev R T Mathews known by everybody to be a thorough Pro libitionist and that if W E libler who had but lately been Chairman of the Prohibition on State Executive Committee The men who falsely recorded these votes and the details of the circumstances under which they did are all familiarly known to thousands of people in Lexington day and have been ever since that election and yet they are only not in the penitentiary but are leaders in Lexington De mocratic politics and would be voted for tomorrow by leading a men from every church in the city if they should run for office The indignation against the theyhavebeen equaled here before and I think it is among all proper kind of people regardless of political affiliationsIt is interesting to note that Duncan the editor of the Press who was defeated in his desire to head that ticket as the nominee for Mayor now joins in the expression of opposition to them Rev McGarvey said in his ser that he would stump the ifthe people would nominate right kind of candidates I have very little experience inf oratory outside of theology but if anybody wants my oratorical services I will make a few iucou gruvialremarks s ELECTED Our high qualities and low prices have won and we are far in then lead on Underwear and Hosiery Just What You Want In wool merino andcotton Underwear for Gents tInwool merino and cotton Underwear for Ladies In wool merino and cotton Underwear for Children In fast hack Hosier for Ladies Gents and Children In Union Suits and Jerseyribbed Underwear for Lldies In Cloaks and Jackets for Misses and Ladies In fancy Dry Qoocla of Every DescriptionrAT TAYLOR HAWKINS No 7 West Main Street Lexington Ky No 7 W Main Street THOMPSON BOYD Manufacturers of FINE SADDLES HARNESS HACf AND TROTTING fOUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY NO 53 EAST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KY 2Ocn THE DAIIY CUER fRjURNAL I TILE LOUISVILLE TIMES IO CENTS PER WEEK Will be delivered at your residence every day for 20c per week or roc per week for Daily and Sunday G lye your order to J HUB PHATHER Agent130 EAST MAIN STREET u flOTSUCCESSOR T- OKNOXVILLE FURNITURECO Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all Kinds of URNITUREJCLOCKS1 rlUUntoj bflnrtlo fTC Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51 S Main Ste Lexington Ky Kaufman Straus Co 412 KiST MAIS STREET New goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are crowding our shelves from the narrowest to the widest and richest patterns We show them in all sorts of materials A treat for the ladies and a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them No lady in Lexington anticipating to make Spring Underwear Childrens or Misses Dresses of White Goods can afford to miss examining our stock of these goods Early Spring Woolen Dress 9IaciiaI Novelty Suitings the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirely and pleasing to the eye prices below actual anticipation ranging from 50c to 1 per yard A new line of spring shades of Henriettas just opened new colors no change in price in spite of the additional duty them WASH GOODS GinghamsScotch plaids and neat stripes They are quoted at 30c we have marked them at 20e per yard A full line of dress Ginghams in new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOco LADIES MUSLIN UXDI WEARSPECIAL SALE patentfaciug trimmedtLakies Muslin Drawers Fruit of the Loom Cotton deep hem and tucks above 22c worth 40c rocNewin bothbluekpurchasesbenefitLadies regular made fust black Hose regular price now 3oc we have them marked 25c offerthemnow40cTOILET ARTICLES GlycerineifferentVasaline in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc er quart bottle HIiUFMlf STRAUS ft GOI nR Mayor Davidson raid Lieutenant Governor Altonl In- dieted for Selling Liquort and Cigarctts to Minors In the list of indictments by the grand jury now in session tIleI Lexington Press under the head of Selling whisky to minors prints as follows Jf Hull Davidson M 0 Alford and D F Frazee two indictments for the same offense Bail 200 each for each offense Under the head of Selling ciga rettes to minors the Press printsJ Davidson M C Alford and D F Frazee four indictments for the same offense Bail 200 for each offense J Hull Davidson has lately been supported by the principal Republican and Democratic pa pers of this city and voted for by Christians real or alleged repre senting every church in this city and was nominated by the Democrats for Mayor of this city Mr M C Alford has been voted for by Christians real or al leged from all over the state of Kentucky and was elected Lieu tenant Governor of the Stale of KentuckyI personal friends and relatives who claim to be Chris tians and who for years have been commiserating me and keeping up a sanctified whine am an infidel They voted for Alford after they knew he had become a partner of J Hull Davidson whose indictments for selling liquor to minors they knew had been published in the papers of this city before and when there was no reason in the world to suppose that Alfords partnership with Davidson would stop that saloon from selling liquor to minorsIt a disgrace not merely to Christianity but to civilization Our country is not worthy of the boon of political and religious freedom barely has either of the now and will not have either o them in a few years more at the rate we are now going What can be expected of a people who elect to the second office of the state a man who is I in a business that is regarded all moral people as the lowest o all the callings on earth scaven gers bootblacks and corn doctors not excepted and who can no observe even the contemptibly small restriction that the law throws around that I never appeal to Deity but in the name of the God that you Christian people claim to worship what do you to become of your children after you while you honor with your votes and sleet to rulovaikvoiua Governor dts fidilg and dancing in one roomofa house that belongs to your Lieutenant Governor while the Lieutenant Governor wasin another room of that house sellingwhisky to minors and probably to the son of your Con gressman and one of your most prominent preachers who retird from the presence of the Governo- to mash eachothers faces in a us t fight in a neighboringstable And yet Mr James P Nelson of Lexington that I never in my life heard of until his recent tirade against Bro J W McGarvey the said Nelson representing himself as a Christian an specializing his unshaken faith in my Jonah and the whalethinks that Rev McGarvey has gotten him self into an unreasonable excite ment by supposing there is any thing very wrong about Lexing tonWe have a saloonkeeper Mayor a saloonkeeper Legislator from this city a saloonkeeper Lieutenant Governor in the loon business in this city eight sa- loonkeepers in the City Council 275 saloons in the city with groceries and drugstores besides where can be bought about 500 strumpets for the regular trade with large importations from Louisville and incinna when the races are on and bus- ness is brisk and between forty and fifty procuresses living in this city For the benefit of the uninformed I will state that the last she devils as Bro Mc Garvey appropriately calls them are female creatures in human form whose business it is to entice young women into these trapdoors to hell And yet Mr Nelson who speaks so reverentially and touchingly my friend Jonah and of Jonahs friend the whale who found Jonah to be a stranger and took him in out of the wetthinks that Bro McGarvey has been unjust to Lc ington in saying it was naughty and for his doing he closes his remarks by saying in a circuml- eutory way only appreciable by those who know the meaning of the large words in the dictionary that Rev McGarvey is a liar and no better than the strumpets and procurresses that he declaims agalllstI Lexington is not bad Its a sweet scented town Col Nelson says Ninevah was not so wicked as Jonah painted it meaning to imply that Lex is not quite so wicked as Rev McGarvey haa painted it I suppose that Col Nelson i his defense of ancient cities com monlysupposed to be somewhat 1L a I irregular in their morals willalso have a kind and appologetic word say for Sodom and Gomorrow w I think he ought to have I have no idea that either of them were as bad as Lexington is to dayWhen Senator Beck got what came to be known as Charley Buck appointed minister to Bra zil the newspapers of this country printed is head lines Who in the hell is Buck I feel inclined to ask Who in theis Nelson I have been around this town a good deal My calling as a newspaper man has made it necessary that I should know and talk with and write about men and women who are in anway connected with any finan cial moral religious literary scholastic or intellectual enter prise but this is the first time have ever run up on Col Nelson that is I suppose he is a Colonel our men generally are Please somebody write me a short biog raphy of Col Nelson and scud me- a photograph of him regardless any expense in getting it Statio- boys on the streets with kodaks and catch him on the fly if necessary but snatch his mugsomehow and send me the counterfeit pre sentment of this another Rich mond in the field I think the chances are that will have to set up with Col Nel son Can it be possible that a rel ative of the hero of Trafalgar has come to Lexington as the pan oplied champion of Megowau street I have heard of Rev Mc Garvey here for years He is the man who fired me out of the Broadway Christian church be cause I was a heretic but he size me upright Thats what I wa andum and I did not kickabout it Still a thing of that kind does not generally prejudice a man of my laud in favor of a man of his kind But I am bound to admit that for the many years I have known him he has been diligent in busi ness and fervent in spiritan that he has been ready with good preacherfof Kentucky University a lect urer an author a laborer with own hands on his small farm an yet has found time to deliver for the benefit of charities lectures in countryfaround o his Oriental travels When a man that I never heart of before in my life comes into print in a Lexington paper and says of such a matt as Bro Mc reverend gentlemans mous address at the Broadway Christian church was as evil and demoralizing and vicious in its practical effect as it was meant to be all that it was not and it as his jugmentr in a very granj diloquent and supercilious that such women as Helen Gardner Frances E Russell and Helen London the last two mar redwomen and the first the unmarried daughter ofa Presbyterian minister do not know what the are talking about when tine claim that the young of their sex fought to be informed about they things as Rev McGarve has latel done to men only and as Bishop Uuntington did in the Episcopal church here to men and women I say when I thinkof all this in spite of all my earnest longing to be a better man that head line about Buck runs throug- s head and I cant to save m theIIisdenter s dots it happen that I never ran up on him before and if ho is a hie comer here how has he learns the ropes in this town Megowan street andallso much Letts- than we have who have been browsing ou bluegrass all our lives or been Loping about thi town up to the sear and leaf of indigent but respectable senility We hope Col Nelson is going to us some points on how to timanage this town in the interest of good morals through the medium of the law He speaks with great confidence on that point We old stagers here had con cluded our officials were studiously devoting themselves to the scion of how not to do it Col Nelson says If Dr McGarvey or any of his in formations to whom ho refers wi take their tails of vice and evil doin to the honorable and fearless Judge ofof the Circuit Court and go thence to tho honorable and unques tionably just Grand Jury oftl scour then whatever is true of all this mac bruited tale of the deprevity of Lex 11Yoven as it should be dealt with There is a case here that h a thato I would like for Col Nelson to tr his hood on I suppose it to b the one to which Rev McGarvey alluded in the following language One of my best friends is so un fortunate as to have an inebriate son Within the last six months ho has great trouble and mortification to feelings obtained convicting evidence against nine saloons for having sold him liquor after warning giving This evidence was placed before the grand jury and an indictment n s found but when it was brought be fore tho Court now in session sonic bodin drawing up tine indictment 2 e had been so careless as to lea vo out a word ortwo and there the matter droppedThat was taken from Rev McGarveys sermon to which Col Nelson refers and Icut it from the Georgetown Times under editorial remarks of that paper that closed at the beginning of this extract as follows Among other grave accusations made by Mr McGarvey is tho following which would seem to require ex planation or investigation I make the explanation George Wallace of this city is a kinhearted inoffensive young man his parents are as good people as live in Kentucky and aro uembers of the Christian church iu which George was brought up with as near a model rearing as who live in knownIby every newspaper man in Lex ingtou including myself to be an inebriate apparently the most hopeless variety Every officer in Lexington an saloonkeepersn His parents have done every thing they could to save him It was proven that nine saloon keepers in Lexington had sold him liquor after this warning minnu0stionabIjust court to which Col Nelson refers and were tried before the fearless Judge of the Circuit Court to who i the Colonel refers Georges father swore that George was an inebriate George himself that he was an inebriate an there were e thousand people of Lexingd Tht that they had recently sold George liquor and yet none of them leer in anyway fined or punished see no reason why those nine loonkeepers would be restraine- from selling George liquor today Licutenuudt late the law against selling liquor to inebriates Georges father is a Prohibition ist I have seen George drunk principada crat orator who was boosting Cleveland on the corner of the streetst that Colonel 0df ple ot what can be done by an ap peal to a fearless Judge and a unquestionably just Grans Jury m + An open letter o the Y M C A of Lexington aAbout threej years ago Irec0iceda tiff gal leE fiG ym conIr circular after having written on it the words I have but little money and can make a better us of itor words to that effect Yy reply was intended to be as meaning to cut guing and coming as some pe paperYthat thought I could make good use my money but that I thought you would not make a good use of i Under precisely the same ci r cumstances understanding the oakhe you I had been to your rooms found you sandwiching checkers and psalms back gammon and chess in a style that strut me as being incougruvial and with a salaried officer at the head thisdin I yoursrKansas City and whom I knot to be a man of quite ordinary ca salaryv ol of the Y M Ct in that city- I play all of the games mentioned and regard them as proper recreation though I barely ifat all know the names of the playing cardsI know that the proverbially black ace of spades is tune I recognize it as a spade all the same spadca heathen have returned from a ride of twentyfour miles to hear a Southern Methodist lawyer PrOSbyts your association and after having read and reread andread aqam auspicets of your Association- I now say to you that while my views of religion would probably sins your judgment as well as in none make my personal membership in your organization un expectedeyou me a assess me as you do others or as you think right for the support of your organization and notify me ofsuch assessment so long as I live and in your own judg atmeat are conductingsuch open and aggressive warfare against public and private immorality as you are now doing As the basis of your assessment I think Iam taxed on about 20 00000I not willing that this shall be regarded as any gratuity or j I yAN Yi ftv instance of generosity but I re hard myself as paying your organ for value received and being received just as I pay my state and municipal taxes I do this regarding your work as tend ing to increase the value of the property of the city andcountry as making my city or happytotending greatly to increase my personalsafety Hoping that you will at your earliest convenience notify me of the assessment aforesaid or of oughttopay it or them I am gentlemen Fraternally yours CHARLES C MOORE Thinks I am Lard on tine Kccly Cure neighboring bedfriends of the Blade will be sorry you wrote so strongly against it We all think so muchof the Blade and its brave editor that we can not bear to have it publish anything that may afterward b found incorrect sayYKeelfCurelions of quack nostrums that mpathizea s being made to save men from the thnlone and from the beginning unto specittached to the 1oehl mph inoculation theory which after having received the endorsement thou everyI coldThere are only two arguments KeeleyCureThe first one is that Col Miners the inebriate journalist who gave the Keeley Cure its great boom by saying in a fine article in the North American Review that he knew he had been healed by the Keeley Cure has since died in a New York hospital as the result ofa drunken debauch of a month The next argument against the Keeley Cure is that the liqnoi papers that represent the interest didKeeley Cure Besides the gets 1 un9peoplein favor of anything that is good there is the special reason to be lieve that they wouldnot cn courage the sale and J1Sc n general dissemination or a meat cine that would give men sucha distaste for liquor that they would newapaIpereuot everybody think me crazy a J many now do iflweresyetemati cally to go to work to break down my own business either as 0rf course the liquor dealers and the faetefCure as soon as it its boom upotu their business and they come to the conclusion that it was calcu hated to help their business and they boosted the Keeley Cure and arestill doing it for all there is in it Keenekliquor devils who arc just as sharpas their old daddy who is the boss of all the devils would have sense enough to know that it would take away from them their best customers right away It wouldmake no difference whether the drunkard wanted to submit to the cure or not The first time a womans husband came tvorlhd pull a little hyperdcrmic syringe out of her pocketwhere sin would carry it knowing that even one of Pinker tOilS detectives or a bank burglar or any other masculine humanity cant find the wayunto a womans pocket aet all in finding the way into mine andwith that syringe already loaded with a charge of bichloride of gold all she would have to do intofof that sleeping man He wool probably never move or would possibly make a few scratches at a supposed jlca and the next man would wok e up a clearheaded sober man with such an aversion to liquor that he would be stumping the state for Prohibition before night Do you my dear brother who wrote me that letter suppose that the saloonkeepers would be in favor of a law that allowed a woman to carry a concealed weapon of that kind Never Whenever saloonkeepers and distillers and liquor paper editors get to be such humanitarians as theyclaim to be by their advo cacy of the Kceley Cure the will lay the ax at the root of the evil stop the business turn Pro hibitionists send me 200 for the Blade and try to make others stop it and to make Prohibition with a great big P prohibit es t I i T f The Keeley Cure comes from Liglie a and it is intended by the liquor men to encourage men to drink iquor with the belief that when they begin to see snakes and the knockfMcKinley tin squirt and bya agninfreehonorable and valuable men If Jo Mulhattan could get out of the theyhavefor he was a nice man and he aud the devil and Annanias should hold a seance all day Sunday the trio could not manufacture a big ger and more dangerous lie than that the Keeley Cure is what it claims to be Only two or three days ago the Lexington Transcript that has lately editorially admitted that it saloonkeepersf Lexington and in company with other Christians did make him Mayor of Lexington unless the publisped f years standing Col Frank Wol member of one of the finest eiold families in Lexington had gone to Keeley to be cured If the Transcript and that saloon kcepe and other saloonkeepers in Lexington had really believed that Keeley would give Col Wol ley such a distaste for liquor that he would never want it again and would be beggingall drinking men to go to Keeley to be cured evetr 0 watch their interest Well hardly ever A Kight Fresh Miracle in Lcx lllgtUll Ive been fooling around among these Y 11 C A fellows here lately until I am almost getting to be orthordox and instead of be lieving there never was a miracle as I saymil The Rational View it seems to me like its getting to be that we dont have anything daysThe friend Duncan of the Press getting to be a regular red hot fire eating fa naticalcrank ofa Prohibitionist The first thing you know he will want a plank in the Prohibition platform prohibiting the manu facture export importation and sale of thermometers because themiago he was in favor of having me killed immediately if not sooner and now I can almost edit the Blue- Grass Blade by reprinting what he gets into his paper for Prohibition You know that only a month or two ago friend Duncan was list dead gone on the idea of head m orMayor of Lexington with his name But suddenly ho con eluded to fling away ambition like old Cardinal Woolsey cou eluded to do after ambitions had flung him away and Brother Duncan just resigned all those Mayoral honors to his frieu Davidson with such a spirit of se sacrifice as had not uutil then been witnessed since the days of Damon and Pythias and an shun lition of generosity that said he would go the Hull hog or none Today if there is a Prohibi tiouist in the United States that has got it worse than I have it Rev Prof J W McGarvey He just beats the deckancl talks about shooting and hang ing some female toughs anon- this town He just links it into the saloons scandalous lie walk- iut the pulpit with the Blun- Grass Blade in his handand no only endorses the very toughest things I have said but piles on tl whole lot more that I would be afrtid to say and thou just as soon as the Reverend little Giant has knocked all the stuffing out u Democracy until Lexington Democracy looks about as much like it c1t1S a busted bladder looks like a foot ball Bro Dune rushIfunaand with n gusto about his cdito rial comments that seems to say Lay on bully little Mack And giv0em hat every whack Duncan and McGarvey as a Prohibition team have got so far ahead of me that I feel overj shadowed and jealous of their success and I think about hang audlastd and going back to the Democrats Icout think it would be so surprising as that the Press has come over to Prohibition What the XlttholuMTille Demo crat tkiulctitLuulItL- exington was treated to a sen onlybyduywhich pained publicity VcdnesdayI creel against the citys immorality and alleged moral political corruption It means an inde usIe of the existing evils anda general ventilation may be expected Arhy this word alleged Dost thou coubt Then doubt thin e own existence t d An E leant Line of NEW SPRING G000SL Korah Moire Korah Moire CHINN ROSS TODD TO ALT PERSONS TO WHOM TilE BLADE MAY COME The issue of Oct 31st begins the second year of the Blade aud- 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 S100 a year for per sons who can not afford to pay more and will tell me so The Blade will go to all persons to whom it went last year who have not ordered it discontinued Those who have not paidme 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 It you are willing to me send the amount by mail and you will receiptFraternally yours CHARLES C Moo- nnMARCHS FURNITURE STORE No 24 West Main St The cheapest place on earth te buy Furniture Carpets Stovo and Household Goods Baby Carriages at cost THE BEAUTIFUL 20 MILES THE SHORTEST 4 EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY CINCINNATI Making direct connections in Central Union Depot for ST LOUIS INDIANAPOLIS WESTERN CHICAGO Points DETROIT CANADIAN CLEVELAND PoilltS BUFFALO NEW YORK BOSTON NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 174 Miles the Shortest rind Quickest Line LEXINGTON JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA Tho only line running Solid Trains through without change for any class of passengers with choice of Pullman Boudoir and Palace Sleepers making TOif Savannah BrunswicK1LaKe City Thomas Tampa St Augustine and CUBA Co lumbus Montgomery Mobile and Points in GEORGIA AND ALABAMA 05 MILES THESHORTEST TO ORLEANSsTIME 25 nouns Solid Trains with Pullman Boudoir Sleeping Cars making direct con withtTEXAS MEXICO and CALIFORNIAe MississippitShreveportLOUISIANA Fort Worth Houston Galveston Texas Mexico ami California- f TILE SHORT LINEwith through Pullman Bourdoir ers toKNOXVILLE Connecting with through car lines for ASHVILLE RALEIGH THE CAROLINAS For Lowest Rates Correct County Maps and full information call on s T swift CityTiotAgtPhmnixhotel w Depot Ticket Agent Frank w Agt4Lexington D MILLER D G EDWARDS Traffic Manager G Pi TA OINOINNATI O THE CHARITIES OF NEW YORK t Cllmne at What Kiini Costa the Cruatrst American City Fourteen thousand people a large tity of itself of these unfortunates and thousandsas a ion and a hull but this diseased part is inowing quite us fast us the city Ten hospitals three lunatic asylums two workhouses and almshouses peniten nary ou the islands and prisons in the city jails and what a kingdom under the commissioners of charities and correc tion They employ a regiment of helpers 11000 strong and money almost 3000 000 a year a largo business certainty but without margins Shall wo call it a vast college with vast plies of buildings requiring a half million a year to keep them in repair What pupils what students what graduates rather what kitchens and provisions and other supplies Thirty purFasobarrels of flour these repeat twico in 1tho3car What piles of coons what clothes to tho discharged prison moneyMmtho rum trade Progressive Ago iii BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Ph tons etc Repairing promptly done and on reasonable teensy They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE US BAKER and BROS HARTING CROICKSHAI SUCCESSORS TO H A WHITE i 47 West Main St A Full Assoifcment of Stoves Con stan tly on Hand ROOFING GUTTERING REPAIRING A SPECIAL WilSON STARKS CLOTHIERS TAILORS HATTERS FURNISHERS The theLargestCentral Kentucky If you need anything in our lino dont buy until you have looked through our stock We are leaders in correctstyles and low pr1Gesi = r Farmers are especially invited to make headquarters with uswhen in town WILSON STARKS 62 64 and 66 E Main Street FIRE FIRE FIRE O THE GREATEST FIRE SALE V p 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 in fromonehalfandchildrenumbrellasin our buIldIng HERE IS A LINE TO GO BY 25 cent linen collars AVClo2o35 cent silk scarfs 15 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoats S1500 1500 overcoats 1000 supplyportunity like this in a lifetime Everything thirtydaysONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE M KAUEJMAN CO 5 East Main St Lexington Ky CASSELL PRICE The largest Dealers iu Central Kentucky iii the Latest Style Dry Goods end Notions New Goods Choicest Styles and sold at the Lowest Prices for first class goods We invite the public to call and inspect our stock CASSELL PRICE 1G mullS IleslllahiStL- EXINGTON KY l Pt f 6 t IDVERTISING RATES Sear Insertions ilx Insertions Eight Insertions Four Insertions Three Insertions Insertions lSingle Insertion 110000 ACitSS OF LSDt WASTED An Eastern Steamship and Col onization Company have 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 laud suitable for this purpose will please communicate with the undersigned giving price terms location and all particularsD EDWARDS GPT AICincinnati 0 ANOTHER BLAST PKOF MGARVEY EXPOSES AXOTIIESt FICIGrtTFUEi INIQUITY Filly Procuresses In This City Who Sluice Their Living by Touring Young trick into the Paths ofVice Let the Officers of the Iiw Search Them Out and let Them be Punished to the Farthest Limit From the Lexington Press Editor Press- Thanking you for the eloquent words of approval which you ap pended to the report of my address of last Sunday afternoon Iask permission to publish in your columns a piece of information which is more horrifying to me than any thing of which I spoke in that address I hear it repeatedly stated by men who have had better opportunities for information than I have that I dont know the half ot the iniquity going on in our city If I continue to ceive fresh information similar to this which I give below Ishall certainly have my eyeteeth cut before long On Tuesday last I received letter through the post ofHce from which I make the lowing extract It was with a great deal of pleasure that I heard you last Sunday evening on the morals of this city 1 am sorry to say that I am not a member of any church but I try to live a Christian life so far as I can and am always for the good of the people This seems to me a very important and I admire your cour in denouncing that whichall rightthinking people know i wrong from the number of that I have heard speak in such favorable terms of your lecture I am convinced that with the assistance of the other ministers in this city these evils can be broker up The better class of the people are tired of the way things are be ing is one thing that I should have liked for you to have spoken of one that I think is the worst today existing here and that is the forty or fifty pro- curesses that are located on nearly every street in Lexington Timer is not a day passes that they do not write notes to young men also married men that they have nice girl ana to come up tim night Another grave thing if that a man can call at the house- of these women and they will form him that they eau get au woman of his acquaintance art often call the names of daughters of the most respectable people in cityHoping that you may do untold goodand assuring you that you have sympathy of a large majority of the 1 t q I cannot describe my feelings when I first read this letter I was dazed and choked and mj eyesight grew dim I felt as if mv blood was curdling and my face grew hot Gentlemen of Lexing ton widows of Lexington when yourdanghtersabout in these vile dens as this gentleman sn s they are it makes me wild When I think of forty or fitly she devils on our streets watching for time innocent and un suspecting girls of the city and laying skillfullyprepared nets for maybelecherous men I cannot sit still Were I to give way to my im pulses I would be almost ready to let me see those brutes that 1 may shoot them down like mud dogs But know this h not right Not my arm nor yours but the arm of the law which has been trampled underfoot while the lawmakers and the law enforcers are standing with folded hands must be brouht down with crushing forceUpon these fiends in human form I am glad that our Prosecuting Attorney has loudly called on the other arm of the law to stand by him in ferreting out and bringing to justice the fiends who are making our city a stench in the nostrils of decent men Some of these procuresses I am glad to be informed since the receipt of this letter are al ready spotted Let those who have the clues to their identity grandjurythe penitentiary where they belong The ows would be the better place for them And let the men who pay for all this be handcuffed to these women and sent along with them Such men have no to live outside of prison walls J W McGAUVEY It Made time Tears Come hem He Spoke of Haddock and Gambrel PADUCAII KY Dec 4 1891 tMYscription to the Blade has expired by limitation and I am desirous that I miss no number hence I write to renew for another yeart 1forbrother lawyer and colaborer for Prohibition E W Bagby Esq of this city and his enjoyment of the Blade has induced him to be come a subscriber You will send it to his address and he will send you the subscription price- I hope you will pardon my in truding unbidden upon you and the readers of your paper and the Prohibitionists of state my personalopinion as to the duty of every Proliibitiioist in the state iu particular and the nation in general in regard to the Blade A newspaper than which no news paper or periodical in this land in the year of grace 1891or at any other time for that matter has with such manly courage fearless integrity truthful accusation and masterly assault charged the licensed dens and pits of infamy over whose entrances is written the crime and death stained legend Saloon which being interpreted reads All who enter here lose honor virtue reputation physical mental and moral manhood hope God and eternal life Andnot only these dens pits and centers of vice and shame andcrime and death has the Blade courageously and fearlessly assaulted but the powers parties laws legislation platforms news papers office holders office seekers Ministers and church members and all other things and creatures that have and do now stand behind the licensed sa loons of the land spreading the virus that poisons everything that they touch The Blade has warred upon and made public and laid open the corruption of all these whited sepulchers in all their hideous and disgusting deformity to the delight and joy of all men and women of the landwho love goodsI feel that Iam not plackiui- from the chaplet that memory has woven about the martyr names of Haddock and Gambrel when I say they did no more and no bet ter than you are doing and done although the history o their fidelity to right and Prohibition has been written in their own blood That blood today unto God for vengeance and tha blood will some day fall on th necks of the liquor traffic as the blow descends from the ballot sledge of the Prohibition party and a too longoutraged and in peopleI Prohibitionist has IIthe right to withdraw or fail t send forward his aid and support mysI fail to do so or should I die YJOSIAR HARRIS P S While I write my trims George B Phelps another wicked Prohibition outlaw and crank of Paducah says send him the 3ladcand he will pay you soon lor it Yours ILuinis The Hon Josiah Ilarris is a f t i rrff Jri man for whom the Prohibition party of the State of Kentucky had enough of love and admiration to make him chairman of its State Executive Committee and make him their candidate for Govcrnoi of Kentucky He is a gentleman scholar a moralist and a Christian but he is an enthusiast and I offer this fact to the public as an apol ogy for his exaggerated estimate ofmy contribution to the Prohibi tion cause I got that letter just a little while after a powerful man come to me on the street told nic he was a member of the church called me a liar three times told me three times that he would kill me if I ever put his name in my paper shaking his hand in the meantime in two iiuhcs of my eyes and demanding that I should wait there until he got witnesses to attest that he had warned me o the conditions upon which he had notified me that he would kill me I read that letter from Bro Harris until 1 came to the names of Haddock and Gambrill and the tears cause so that I could no read any longer without attract ing the attention of strangers who were near and 1 folded the lette np and put it away in my pocket and waited until I got home before I finished it Few men have had more to make them happy than I have andmy happiness increases with yearsI schooled myself to thinking about death as I ordinarily contemplate it there is absolutely nothing distressing about it But I have until the naydeath myfamilyfrom violence at the hand of my fellow man is a shocking idea tome and this feeling has in recent years been intensified to me by myfriendsCol A M Swope I never saw very much of the warI never saw the soldiers when fandhe of the drums the shrill alarum the clarion and the waving of rushed each otherSAt the times when 1 saw them was nothing to cheer the were over and the dealt bleeding and dying were leftS 1rorfrom wounds of weaponBJBut if some time as the result of my rebuke of this damnable in faint I find that my time has come and I am going by violence at the hand of my man it scemb to me that if I have a mo ment to think it would cheer me and I believe it would cheer those that love me to know that my name with those of Haddockand Gambrell would make the third link in the Faith hope and char ity of the Prohibition cause I want the letter of the Hon Josiah Harris to be an answer to another one that I received about the same time and which I here give CINCINNATI 0 Dec 1891 C KyDEARcheck for 100 to pay for Blade six months or such time as it will pay for and then please discontinue I frankly confess I do not enjoy your skeptical views of thei scripturesI Methodist and believe the Methodist interpretation of same Yours trulyJ MARTIN Straws Show which way the Wind Blows A few months ago Mr Curran a Presbyterian who belonged to the Board of Aldermen or to the councilof this city and voted for licensing saloons was President of theY M C A The only copy of the Blue Grass Blade that was sent to anybody was sent to that Association I received a notice Assogappreciation of my paper but say ing that they had been directed to ask me to discontinue it to the rooms or the association About Vitafmost member of the Christian church in this city and whom I had mot Atnuterooms e Y 1L C A Several Prohibition newspapers and that he hrd looked over the files of the papers in the rooms of the association and did not find any of them I wrote in the Blade that Mr Curran ought to be put out of hi position in the Association an J II Beauchampa lawyer tvli stands right at the head of thi bar who is a Methodist and who acceptIr Congress from this the Ashland district is now the President of the Y M C Atlnd yesterday Sunday preached in the Prsbyte rian church in Lexington a sermon that I went twentyfour miles to hear from time Prohibition gospel according to St John f i u tiX ry that is exGovernor John P St John of Kansaswho will get a million votes for President of the United States in 92 and who o r somebody mighty like him wil be President of the United States on the 4th of MardI Anno Dom ini 1897 rollingbrethren m They Bulldozed Bro Bragg until lIe made an ass of dhimself andllowing Do you believe that the miracles recorded in Scripture are duo to any extraordinary exercise of divine indirecttAns Yes It takes a preacher to under stand that kind of lingo just like it takes a doctor to understand outt so that I do not understand it But torsay now Balaams ass talked Hebrew the first time he ever tried it andj without even having gone to schooland studied the Hebrew grammar then Isay that Dr Briggs and Balaams ass are full brothers for after a heap of going to school and a heap of studying Hebrew under one of the finest linquists in America it was mighty little Hebrew that I could I talkBalaams ass on the other hand is represented in the Bible as having struck out boldly and as having delivered a lecture on ethics iuTIebrew the first time he had ever tried to speak Hebrew though it was in his mature years and he had not been brought up to speak the language in hicot hoodWith all deference to Bro Briggs theological attainments I am not going to acknowledge my that much the intellectual in of anybodys jackass The next time Bro Briggs starts out to make a new departure al and to startle the world with something fresh he must not egglIewhat he does believe before he off his month I have no doubt that he really believes what he said in his college address which raised the rumpus that he meant his words to be understood everybody naturally understood them and as he al lowed them to be understood until it began to appear that it was is going to interfere with his bread and butter but his Answering Yes to that question about miracles is simply a retraction of everything he had said and it is now in order for him to subside and talk like the conventional preacherI small boy rfloorthe effect The cracker would fizz away until the fuse was burnt out and then it would go out just at the time he expected to hear the reportnRev Prof Briggs has fizzedr out just that way He ought to go now and soak his head and cool his massive brain teach what the Presbyterians pay him to teach and remember that a fellow cant cat his cake and have too Something About Illgerllolls Jug Letter I have received a letter from a lady who is a friend and admirer of Col Ingersoll relative to what was Said in the Blade about his letter of thanks to Alfred Ham mer for a jug of whisky It is marked Private but an extract from it which will not identify the writer I do not believe would be to It is as followsII never saw Ingersoll intoxi weywere was understood that his restoration was due to his wife and I thought of her when I read that jug letter of his Mr thinks that Bob wrote that letter thoughtlessly from an impulse of kindness without ever tasting himself of the contents of the jug and proba bly never thinking of his letter slipping into publicity This is what Mr surmises from what he knows of him I always considered his reform as adding luster to his fame and am the last person who would wish to rake up a past experience reflecting upon the moral char acter of the great iconoclast I will find out however from Peoria rightipublicsmoral character much if it were known Such conditions arc so naives- Tl among our great men that the pass unnoticed Your article upon Georgetown had a fitting climax in the news from there this morning of yes terdays fish killing Thanking you again for the r courage the strength the blithe somencss t e are always sure o t one oll good evening around our little fireside on Blade night which your weekly message gives us Truly Yours Says Lexington Ought to Iiave a City Ticket BUFFALO KY Nov 3U91 Charles C Moore Esq DEAR SmMy former sub to the Blade expired temporaryd y closed you will please find fifty cents to pay for it at poverty rates six months from October 31 I enjoy the Blade very much though I sometimes wish you would give us more Prohibition and humor and less rationalism Also wish you would print the National Committee plate matter while it is new and not wait until it is several months old andmuch of it out of date Why dont the Prohibitionists of Lexington nominate a full ticket for the coming city election and then work like fury for its election Have sonic good s made If the ticket should not be elected the vote of last would almost certainly be increased which would be the next best thing Surely a ticket superior to that gotten up by the Democrats could be se lected front among sixtytwo ProhibsTo n little slang for which beg your pardon how in the dickens can you Lexington Pro hibitionists expect the voters to defeat the old party tickets unless you nominate a better one Sincerely yours D J THOMAS About that National Commit tee plate I have this to say During my temporary suspension the National Committee suspended the issuance of that very valuable matter much to my and has not resumed I published its matter due as the thereforel18tbest I the Pro hibition press will get the Nation Committee to issue that plate to Prohibiion nominations for the coming city Lexington I am in favor of it Rev Prof McGarvey has bulldozed the Democratic toughs of the town by that Blue Grass I Blade sermon that he made to men only in the Broadway Christian church more than has ever been done before in the his tory of the city The policy of some of our best Prohibitionists to keep hands off and let this Democratic dog fight go on until they annihilate each other after the style of the Kilkenny cats IfJfcp Hcfiajvcywil litakethc stump as he says he do if they nominate the right kind of men and Revs Matthew and Felix and Lawyer Beauchamp will balk him we can make it im nssiblo that Lexington will have its Mayor a saloonkeeper who was not long since indicted for selling whisky to minors who has been a principal manager in a racecourse that has lately had to make assignment who had a pool iu his hotel which I think was one of the two that the Circuit Court has lately suppressed for whose conduct his friend Mr E D Sayre apologized to me about a year ago by saying that he was drunk who the editor of the Lexington Transcript says paid him 50000 to help him to the nomination with very strongcircumstantial cvidtucc- that he bought up the Lexington Leader the same way I am a property owner in Lexington is hardly any man in the town that I would not rather see Mayor of Lexington than Hull Davidsan except as I have said before I think it maybe best for these degenerate prodigal sons of noble sires to eat husks with the still slopswine a little longer until they get their bellies full of it I think we ought to have our candidates and have as a candidate for Mayor some model man and though I am a heretic I would rather hove him a good orthodox Christian and one of two things we will do we will either beat the saloon candidate for Mayor we r will show to the world that a large majority of these fellows who march to church with a Bible under one arm and a hymn book under the other are a lot of damned hypocrites who will vole fora Democrat who runs racehorses and a barroom and a pool room before they will vote tor Christian gentleman who n oul scorn to do any of these- I want the Prohibitionists of Lexington to consider the suggestion of Bro Thomas Prohibition is bound to conic to Lexington before longand its simply a question for to determine whether the election of Hull Davidson willbiing it sooner than the election of some proper kind of a mane want to be in any hurry about it Wcaught to have a meeting of men opposed to the mesemtt managenunt of things Sgivandthe people a little more of the hair of the slogIts all right and I will simply announce t the Prohibition party of the country what our policy is I The time has come when wi spadcHev to the satisfaction of over a thous and men who made his Sunday eveningcongregation that the present management o Lexington will to the full extent of their ability run the saloons and race courses and poolrooms and whore houses in full bbst hMadam Belle Breezing told me that some of the biggest men in Lexington were her patrons I didnt ask their names because I do not think the testimonyof a woman in her calling is to betaken under ordinary circumstances although she was brought up in the Sundayschool of the Broadway Christian church But we do know that the Madam pays taxes ou five houses and that she advertized not longago for some diamond carrings that she had lost that she said were worth 1500 The earring business may all have been a tic and simply an advertising dodge but the Assessors books show about her real estate and this has been accumulated since she was a poor girl nine years ago Poor white trash cant pay a womon of that kind enough to buy those houses Almost any newspaper man in town can tell you of two big church going Presbyterians who lead to put up 500000 each a few years ago here to keep one of these women from blowing on themIf you ladies can stand it I reckon I ought to manage to do so but the husbands and sons of some of you heavy swells of the female persuasion who flaunt your sealskins and diamonds in these fashionable churches pay for Madam Breezings real estate and then besides her timers arc as reported by the Y M C A to Bro McGarvey from four to six hundredmore of Madam Breezings stripe that have to be provided wifh diamond earrings and other necessities of life Eachone of you ladies think that your husband never goes to such places and that even if he wanted to go there he could not do so without your detection Thats where you get left I believe that if my lady friends were asked if they thought I would go to such places they would unanimously say No Thats where they would get left Within the past three years have gone in the night to the boss one of all the establishments on Megowau street and 1 hadI big arm chair and a nice fire and books and pictures auda fine piano that your husbands paid for and at which I had full permission to sit and play fugues and sonatas and etudes from the masters with time boss woman of the whole shebang to talk to me and she did talk to me in all that elegance and fine clothes and jew slit and said to me I live in hell and would give everything I have if I could be restored to good society I went in the night and came bade in the night but took no at all to con cealor disguise myself And vet I have raised Cain here fussing about these women and denouncing the men that patronize them and there are a thousand men in this town who would have taken special pleasure in circulating that I had been seen coming out of those houses On top of this is my respected sertion from Ingersol in print that I think that considering the raw material God hud when he made a woman out of a bone it is the best job he ever did Well you never heard anybody talking about my going to a place of that kind did you No you didnt Yell your husband can go there and you will never hear anybody talking about it just like my wifes husband went there and you never heard anything about it until I told you They can do it just as easy as rolling oil a log and not halt try and you dear ladies never will know about it until Gabriel blows his horn and the books of the re cording angel are opened The Democratic ticket an nounced in the papers here will encourage that and if vou virtu ous women of Lexington dont like that kind of an outlook it seems to me you ought to be saying so in tones so loud that we all can hear you Idout send any bills to Sub scribers VEUSAIIMW KY DEC X191- J C Moore Lexington 1DEAiI SIR Please discontinue sending me the Blade Send bit for the amount due you to dot and I will remit trulyl Please allow me to say to you and through you to others in all kindness but meaning business for the manyeth time that I do not send any bills to anybody Guess at itor lot it alone as bust suits you We are running this newspaper on the Raven plan fraternally pl IGoTo FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT IS CLOTHES UNDERWEAR HOSIERY NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS GLOVES COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PRICES ALWATS MD ll B Do Corner Main and Broadway JOHN T MILLER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEM l NAILS Belting Pack ng Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON ET THE PRICES MASKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATS SHOES ETC 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 19 A 21 MAIN BETWEEN MILL AND BKOADWAT D H BEATTY Fencing Contractor FenclugTHE FARMERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE HekeepsratesWoodand Flat Rails Terms Cash inside of30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked ac D H BEATTY J1 H E WIHl Kt S N Undertakers and Embalmers 1 CHARGES REASONABLE JESTOlHce Telepuone7 122 Residence Telephone 21sa RESIDENCE 44 Barr Street one square north of Phcenix4llotel from Limestone to Walnut KIDD GRAVES e1DEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plain HSJrdware pUTLERY GUNS AMtJNITION MANTELS DAN G R TILING ItcltiiizrPumpJUircl Mouse Furnishing Goods Itarbed andand smooth Wire and KeadyMixcd Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEEDr56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 An Extract from nil Obituary Notice The following appeared first inn Lexington paper as the closing sentences ofa column obituary notice and has gone the rounds of the papers I give it without note or comment further than to say that in the Christian Reform Disciples or Gampbdlile church now a Reverend Doctor is the same thing that the New Testament calls an Elder The extract is as follows Two months ago feeling tho near approach of death and after the physician had told him that the end was not far off Sir expressed the de sire to see a clergyman Tim Rev Dr Bartholomew of the Broadway Christian church called to see him and told him the old old story Al though air has been a man who never listened to the teachings of Christianity and who had perhaps never been inside of a church since reaching mans estate ho listened and was converted lie joined the church of Dr Bartholomew and was received into its fellowship He called in all the horses that were racing at the time of his conversion and died not a turf man but a Christian What the Lexington Transcript Thinks About it The Democrats of Lexington had best keep the party organization in thorough working order It has quently been the custom to relax all efforts after the nominations the nom inations being equivalent to an election As will be seen in our news columns the familiar old dodge of a citizens ticket is liable to be attempted before the March election Some Democrats will go into this and as a matter of course all the Republicans In fact its following will be so generally Republican that it may be rccog nized as the same old clovenf ted animal masquerading under an as sumed name That is the utterance of a newspaper that has recently announced j that its political opinions and preferences are for sale We could buy its support for 500 but with its reecord we wouldrather have its opposition friendshipWe got the Lexington Press on our side and it will be pretty hard on us to have to carry that Another Richmond in the Field The counterpart of the Blue Grass Blade made its debut on December 3 Tit Corinth Ky in the form of a four paged journal to be known as the Corinth Independent Editor Hutch eson in his salutatory expresses his I preference of egotism in Jeu of wego tism and decided upon the Moore jJr 8t igpriU8ingtr TKe paper will be unpartisan which is a compromise in the Editors household his wife being a Republican and his experience has taught him not to oppose her Sir Hutcheson says I always thought I could teach a better school than any one else and I think yes I know that I am going to make a better Newspaper than anyone else Well I might except Charley Moore and I want to say right here- I want to get on good terms with him in the begining No one objects to being critisiscd privately but law when a man goes for your bad gram mer and spelling in a newspaper it stings I immagine Jlr Hutcheson may rest assured that his spelling and grammer will never be attacked Lexington Tran script This is a pretty good joke with in a joke In the latter comment of the Transcript upon the or thography of our new friend the Independent there is no indica tion by italics or quotation marks ihaF the word grammer is not according to Hoyle I highlytIPrccitto the very high compliment of llutche son but J would earnestly sug newspapersto cut politicalafliliations he would probably do more good to him clf and to his fellow man by running a straight goods Pro hibition paper Anything short of a red hot Prohibition paper at Corinth would be merely another editorial rural rooster that would tell us how Mr Johnie Smith is going to see Miss Sallie Jones that Brother Chadband willlrenchat the New Jerusalem church next Lords day that Sister Sophatiisby Snooks de tiLls life last so and so and was wafted to glory with an angelic brass band in the lead and cherubs ou French harp and with heavy editorials on the phenome lUll growth of this years punkins Brother if that is your scheme please let up before you get a good start and come here and let me give you a few pointers that will beat that and give them a queen Send me your paper in exchange anyhow and lets see your scheme Let me tell you something Dont try to pick what you think a model newspaper and try to make one like it Be yourself be honest be natural and dont care a dura what anybody thinks about it so you are dead sure that you are talking plain oldfashioned common Sense anti good morals l You are right in bouncing the editorial We and calling your self I in writing just as you do in talking The use of We is not only an affectation and piece journalistic tomfoolery but is a great If there is anything that disgusts me in the newspaper busi ness it is to see some cross road jack snipe who is the country correspondent of some one horse newspaper talkingabout UYe and get up a noni de plume by spelling his real name backward so as to make it read Ssakcaj I Adopt the Editorial We and Write im Editorial to be Called Our Money is Wiving us Trouble We have been in constant dread of losing our life ever since the lie Russell Sage reached us A letter to us has lately been pnblished in our Blade from a young lady who mentioned her sage cropand we have been ac sngethingsarc sufficient to attract the atten tion of the public to us This having been done the fact that men ore daily stopping us on the streets of Lexington and put ting two dollars into our breeches pockets until it becomes a tax on us to keep ourself in suspenders is becoming so flagrantly notorious expectationtimidation obfuscation hallucination andanticipation that some crank will come along with a dynamite bomb as big as a beer keg demand that we shall immediately hand him 1250000 and before we can possibly get our hand into our pocket and pullout the sum demanded let the blasted thing go ofT either intentionally orby accident and scatter our mortalremains over two or three squares of Lexington or the half of Dog Fennel On one occasion we did New Yorkwith a man who knew the ropes We walked up and down Wall street from Trinity church to the Batteryjf that is at the other end of it and if not it sounds well anyhow and we went into banks just like you could go into JerseyferrYlfthat8 and he slapped those heavy coons on the backJohn C Fremont and Nathaniel P Banks were run ning with us that timethen he introducedus as Colonel Moore of Kentucky or Reverend Doctor Moore of Kentucky according as he knew the man to be pious or not and we looked at their tick ers flung ourselves back in bro catelle and Russia leather told them we were going to build a railroad from Maysville down the Ohio river to Cincinnati and asked them how many millions of our bonds they wanted We have been a great railroad builderthat is in our eyewhilet- he mere matter of sordid materi alization was left to other capital JudgeJamesA Bell both of Georgetown will tell you that we are the parent on the fathers side of the Queen Crescent railroad in consideration of which fact and of the further fact that we advertise for it we have a free pass over that road from Cincinnati to Florida and keeptravelingvertising and thus keep from los moneyWe once also the guest of the Duke of Sutherland or rather of his head steward Things like this in connection with our personal affluence consequent upon the editing of the Blade enable us to sympathize with such men as Russell Sage and we tell those who have only more ordinary amounts of this worlds goods that the dynamite bomb oi Damocles hangs over our heads all the time Rev J IV MeGarvej of Lcxiiix ton and K A Walton of Georgetown will be in it The next issue of the Blade will contain the recent sermon of Rev J Ar McGarvey of this city as reported by himself It was delivered to men only and was by far the most sensational sermon ever delivered in were more than a thousand men to hear him and he was applauded to the echo It was againts bawdy houses poolrooms and saloons An article written by him for the Press in which he says there arc forty or fifty procuresses in this city and alludes to them as she devils whom he feels like shooting and says ought to be hungwill appear in the Blade at the same time Rev R A Walton pastor of the Presbyterian church in Georgetown has informed me that at an early date he will there preach a sermon on the liquor and questionAs fact that threatenedlyand religious position Rev Val ton asked permission of me to write an article for the Blade as to how a man ought to act under those circumstances I was delighted to grant his quest and the article will soon appearreceived no intimation from questionwas implied in his expression of martyredtHnd While I disagree with Rev Walton in his defence of Galvanism apart from that Iregard him as a most intelligent scholarly honest earnest moral and religious man grentinterestpoint so specially applied to Kentucky and 1 believe that nearly all readers of the Blade will do so P SThe sermon of Rev Me Garvcy appears in this issue GENERAL GLEANINGS IN the Bible Christian denomination there are between two hundred and three hundred ministers every ono of whom is a pledged total abstainer THE way to our yourself of the drinking habit is to stop The dumbest brute In creation knows whea ho has- enoughChicago Inter Ocean N J rejoices iu being free from tho saloon curse One was recently opened there but the church people rose en masse and protested sd effectually that it was soon closed THE commissioners of the Lancashire lunatic asylums state in their annual report just issued that although drunkards are not generally regarded as insane it a question whether the habitual tippler might not with advan tage ba considered an irresponsible being and treated u ach They point to the fact that In not a few cases the only cause that can be tected for a patients insanity is the in temperance of one or both parents Journal of Inebriety WK th says The female market is overcrowded and wages therebyreduced largely through the drinking habits of men Mr Charles Booth said Factory girls are quently the daughters of drunkards In a workshop in London where twelve women were employed four of the number were found to be wageearners because of drunken husbands A gentleman employing seven hundred women and girls in London said I can state for a fact that a largo number of our female employes have to seek work be cause of the intemperance of their male relatives AN American physician calls atten tion to the fact that the free use of applet is an excellent means of pro venting the appetite for liquor For a number of years ho has treated patients suffering from dipsomania by requir ing them to eat apples freely at meals and to take an apple wheneer the appetite for liquor was experienced lie claims that this free use of apples is a complete antidote for the appetite for alcoholic drinks On principle we do not approve of substitutes noverthe less no objection could be offered to the use of so harmless a substitute as ripe subacid applesJournal of ebriety laws In Norway are unique A correspondent describes the regulations observed in tho cities A syndicate may bo formed to sell licenses conditioned on the giving up of all profits beyond five per cent on the paidup stock to benevolent objects which depend on voluntary tributions for support In Bergen a city of 50000 inhabitants the syndicate has a capital of 20001 divided into shares which are owned by stock holders Shares aro at a premium and the profits are fully per cent Since tho year 330775 have been tributed in charity Seats aro not lowed in country barrooms neither ii lounging permitted Prices of liquors are posted in the saloons and each days sales are reported at night to the agent for the syndicate Drinking and crime have steadily decreased since the introduction of these stringent laws Congregationalist Tlilkjr Did It Seldom have Shakespeares words Oh that men should put an enemy In their mouths to steal away their brains been so strikingly illustrated as in a touching incident One of tho best Greek scholars in New York is a guard on the Sixth Avenue elevated road Not long ago a famous professor in one of our leading universities published a volume on certain features of the ancient Grecian dialects of interest only to scholars The L guard referred to above wrote to a New Yorknewnpa per pointing out several errors made by the professor in his book lie signed himself Sixth Avenue Elevated Guard No For a month writes a New York correspondent I watched the badges of the guards on that road as I made my daily trips back and forth One morning I was rewarded by ing the learned man I sought How does it happen I asked showing him my card that you a Greek scholar of first rank should be doing such work as this EC looked at me sadly and his red face grew more flushed than usual was the best Hellenist ofmy year at Dublin lie said My Greek is still what it used to be but my ca reer has been ruined bywhisky Pittsburgh Dispatch English llarmalilg The tendency of certain classes in this country to ape the manners and customs of the English aristocracy has long been a subject for just ridicule among sensible people One English custom recently imported in Now York is something moro than silly It is the custom of engaging young women to serve in barrooms A gorgeous gin palace on Jroadway in the neighbor hoot of the post office has tho credit of introducing this new and attractive feature of tho rum business The daily papers of the city have treated the in novation as if it were the great joke of the season While there is no prob ability that the barmaid will become a regular feature of tho American saloon tho custom so far as it is observed can only add one moro great evil to tho already unnumbered evils of the grog shop It is inconceivable that any honorable or respectable woman would accept employment as a barmaid Certainly no woman could lonu retain her honor and selfrespect in the atmosphere of a barroom Christian at Work They IIolon Together At a certain railway station an anti ious engineer came to the door of tho baggage car and said Is there any thing for me After some search among boxes and trunks the baggagf master dragged out a demijohn of more asked the man Yes salt the temperance baggage man heres a gravestone It must surely belong to you for it ought to go with that liquorGood Health r FOR PROHIBITION REFLECTIONS Prohibition Tarty In tho State Eclo tlon IIoliI IM Own The returns now in indicate that tho prohibition party has just about held Its own There have been light losses in both Ohio and New York and an unaccountably heavy loss in Massachusetts good gains in Pennsylvania Maryland and Nebraska and perhaps in New Jersey We ought to have done better especially in New York where heio was no peoples party to draw upon us- There is something wrong and it must be the duty of our committeemen- to find out what it is If as we very much fear our county organizations ara in many cases simply paper organizations with no one at the helm who will work and set others to work it becomes an imperative necessity to change It is the business of the state executive committees to know about this and to see that changes aro made wherever necessary If the trouble is that our speakers and leader are trying to spread over too much ground and are districting attention from the main issue it is time to call a halt The fault this year in New York state was with our own forces It was easier to secure audiences easier to mako converts than ever before They were made too many of them But it was never harder to make our own forces arouse to the activity demanded by the opportunity and we have no doubt that thousands of our own men failed through indifference or carles1 ness to cast their votes It is a time now not for respectable figureheads but for men who will attend to the political work demanded who will get down to politics and see that things are donenot merely attempted to be done The prohibition party must begin its presidential campaign at once It must do it Those who will not do so must not be allowed to stand in the way of those who wilL We want work and want it at once and we dont mean by that speechmaking only nor chiefly God give us a multitude of local leaders who will look after the little things of politics Has tho moral phase of prohibition been too much lost sight of Does this account in part for the lack of local activity and enthusi asm It is quite possible The appeal to conscience is the strongest after all for a long fight against evil We dep recate all attempts to incorporate into our party and its meetings the methods and appearances of religious revivals and prayer meetings but the appeal to conscience is one that must not for a moment be relegated to a second place Men and brethren let us consecrate to this cause as never before our energies for the coming year The Million Voters Agreement is a splendid place to begin Are you doing anything with it Or are you sitting back waiting to see the plan run itself Lend a hand N Y Voice- SALOONS AND POPULATION The Numbers of the Former Greater In License and Local Option States The Chicago Tribune with charac teristic unfairness endeavors to prove that the ratio of saloons in prohibition states is greater than in other states To do this it publishes tho following table rnoniBmox pooplnKansas peopliMainestAr- esAlabamaI saloon to every people peopibSouthMississippi saloon to every peop North Carolina saloon to every J1 nn This is a comparison that doesnt corn says the New York Voice To inT nn4Alabama an4Northintentional deception because the com dltions of life climate and the character of population are so diverse The parison that naturally suggests itself for Maine and Vermont is with the New England states and for Kansas and Iowa with other western states Fixing up such a table this is what we get rnomuiTiOM Now England Sisino1 place of sate to every populatn Vermont place of sale to overy sin populalii New Enjland Massachusetts saloon to every populatn Rhode Islnndl saloon to every potulaLn populMoNrnoiiiniTiOM Western populatnIowaN Dakota place of sale to every popu atn SDakoco1 place of sale to every populatu Westtr- nMinnesota1 saloon lo every populatn poputatn5iIsourL5Colorndol saloon to every Iopulatn showing for Nebraska due part to the padded census The prohibition states either pared with their neighbors or with themselves at a prior period under license show very marked results even on the face of tho returns lint these do not tell the whole story A place of sale in a prohibitory state means most cases a drug store or a town agency where liquor is sold on a physicians prescription Frequently also the figures for a prohibitory state r sent saloons that were started in viola tion of law and were closed out in a few days In the license states tho figures in nearly all cases stand for fullfledged saloons running the whole year round It must bo remembered too that in most of these license states especially Massachusetts Connecticut Missouri and Nebraska local prohibi tion prevails over a very largo aggregate ateta- SALOONS AND THE CURRENCY An Issue That Means More Financially Thau Free Coinage Rev IL II Porter Baptist pastor of Longmont Col writing to tho New York Voice says For the Inst two years there has been muchsaid and written concerning the volume of currency per capita in this country and I believe thinking men generally have expressed themselves if at all as believing that it is made quate to cnrryon the business of the country Whether for political reasons or from fear of falling under the ban of those whose power to accumu late wealth is greatly enhanced by a restricted circulating medium their true sentiments have been made know by their nervous fears when this coun try was shipping gold in large consignments to Europe last summer and their undisguised rejoicing at its return this fall nut we must not forget that this return is attributed to a combination of circumstances that are purely acci dental so far as politics antI parties are concerned Tho fact of a needed in crease in our circulating medium is apparent nUll recognized by most economists and yet we as a nation tie up a very large per cent of what we have in a business in which there is no possible profit to the people re tail trade of the saloons is 1000000 000 in round numbers annually and this trade is conducted moro nearly on I j t a Cain bams wan any usoiui one in our land thus taking up a larger percent age of circulating medium Could this money be liberated and put into the channels of useful industries how largely it would augment the present Imitcd trsns carrying on legiti pinto trade and how quickly the butch lr the baker and green grocer yea and the farmer and artisan would feel the result Colorado statesmen are urging tho free coinage of silver to reach this re clamoringforaccomplish nearly the same thing a certain class of men everywhere aro loud in their denunciation of the bond ed indebtedness of country because it tics up so much privato capital Now I ask why in tho name of common sense dont those men join with and help us kill this beast of prey that is monopolizing our circulating medium and causing hard times I believe this would bring greater relief to the money market than free coinage or the aboli tion of the national banks as banks of issue THEY FAILED TO VOTE Yorks Chairman on the Election Los of That State The reason the prohibition vote in this state did not reach 00000 is be cause the old party prohibitionists did not go to the polls anti vote New converts have been made in large numbers in nearly every county in this state but our old men following the example of tho republicans and democrats failed to vote this year From one town I am informed that nineteen prohibitionists failed to vote a letter from another prohibitionist states that he met six men the day after election who have voted ticket and are prohibitionists and they stated it was impossible for them to reach tho polls to vote on election day What is true in these two cases is true all over the state which fact shows the neces sity of more thorough organization and the carrying on of a more enthusiastic campaign than has been done this year The reports that are coming to mo are very encouraging sevcial counties have already arranged for meetings antI have begun campaign of Organizers will bo kept in the field by the state committee and work will be pushed aggressively during the year A series of conferences will be begun at once and conferences will be held in every county in state Mr George II Niver of Albany has been employed in the executive com mittee to look after the matter of these conferences and to assist the counties in arranging anti carrying on their work An executive committee meeting will be held soon at which I expect action will be taken for pushing a more vigorous campaign beginning at once than has ever been carried on in this state I shnll urge upon the executive committee the necessity of raising a special fund for the purpose of carrying on an educational campaign during the coming winter The ono great thing necessary to make our principle a sue cess is feeling of individual ponsibility and individual work and effort this year will be to bring that home to the minds of our men E Chairman New York prohibition stato committee GOOD FOR NEBRASKA The Prohibition Tarty Fine Gains The Independent Stampede Ends Returns from Nebraska except four counties give Post republican 75357 votes Edgerton independent For regents Marple republican and Dellcmand indaaftpdent are probably JlVcleeteU Ueturns from U counties so far returned give Mrs Bittcnbcmler 4101 votes Her vote will reach 7000 and probably 7500 Our vote for gents will exceed Mrs Bittenbenders vote as the fight was made on supremo judge total vote is par cent less than last year As far as Nebraska is concerned the stampede to the independents is over Their failure to take up prohibition and suffrage caused their death as a party The executive committee of the stato prohibition committee unanimously dorsed the plan of the million voters agreement and will help push the work The prohibition club organization was pushedUSecretary prohibition state committee Tho Silence of tho Religion Press This nation sends moro cargoes of rum to Africa than it does missionaries- and there are scores of the natives destroyed by alcoholic poisoning to ono that is converted to Christianity Yet whore do we find the protest in our religious journals agiinst the compile ity of the government in this iniquity We may well inquire whether the parti san zeal of our religions teachers and leaders overshadows every other claim and whether the liquor power is able to exert a political influence sopoten tial as to even soul mouths of tho religious press to this unparalled in infamy How can a man endorse this condition of things anti profess to be a Christian How dare any intelligent Christian go to the polls and give his support to a continuance of this infernal business and on the following Sun day insult God by asking Hint to overrule Ills own act while he prays for- the upbuilding of the Kingdom of Right eousness in the world The ungodly league of the church and the saloon must be broken or the church will bo destroyed and the nation with itTriWeekly Standard Iroh Milton iror ilar on Communion 1YIes- Tcnmperanco sentiment very properly usedIllarnack Church History Berlin uni verslty the greatest living authority in his department is considering tho propriety of substituting water for tho wine Dr Harnack insists that as the SUPjperbread and that from the second century onward until a decree of prohibition was Issued sects both heretical and orthodox did tho same Western Christian Advocate PROHIBITION NOTES TilE provincial assemblies in tho famine districts of Russia are propos ing to close the drinkshops to prevent the peasants from spending in drink money gven them for relief netter try the sonic means to prevent next famine before it beginsN Y Voice M NKISOX hiss resigned chairmanship of the Wisconsin prohibition stato committee anti Prof F Cronk has been elected to fill the vacancy A meeting of the state committee been called for December at 1105I son A vigorous campaign will bo anaurd Lfy There is a growing impression that the prohibitionists are too particular as to what other people have for dinner and the rebuke Mr Fassett has given them will be regarded as timelyN prohibitionistsevil and their only interest in Mr Fas setts personal habits is in the indica tion they afford of his attitude toward that eviL When a man poses as a temperance candidate and solicits temper ance votes why should ho resent quiry as to his hnbitsN Y Voice the church or pulpit they say Party politics must bo left to party politicians this is a nonpartisan question and be prohibitThese are some of the many misleading arguments and delusive pretexts that liquor dealers thoir dupes and allies always use to justify and cover up their nefarious designs tho whole plan and purpose being a vile conspiracy to cheat anti deceive people with cowardly sophistry about individual rights and especially to keep silence on the political aspect of this question entirely ignoring or evading the necessity for protection by law faithfully enforced in the interest of society Therefore what liquor deal ers want more than anything else is that people will tolerate and sane tion this horrible traffic with a license But license is tho essence of compro mise and also includes sanction and complicity and if wo have not tho moral courage to resist tho insidious tendency to acquiesce in nonpartisan action or worse still the vicious pop lar fallacy of a license high or low there is little hope for conscientious conviction on the awful consequence and heinous character of the liquor business or the necessity for its sup curse and fraud on the community therefore can only bo over come by a combination of freemen in a zealous determination for its annihila tion We must have for our aim and object a destruction that knows no complicity no concession no toleration no compromise especially no delin quoney at the ballotbox W Jennings Demorest DONT BEGIN This Should Bo the True flute for tho flrtni Hault A writer in the Philadelphia Press in discussing the drink habit dwells very strongly upon the point that if a man wants to stop drinking the only way is to stop lie thinks the trouble is that the average drinkers are soaking some remedy In medicine which will relieve them of the necessity of exercising self control over their appetites and care and vigilance for their further selfpro tection lIe gives the following inter esting personal reminiscences in sup port of his theory that the only way to stop is to stop There are many cases in the city qf men who had been convivial at onetime but who by sheer force of will overcame habit Not long ago the Press told tha story of Bourke Cock rans mastery ten years ago of this habit and he has been a teetotaller ever since Senator John P Jones who at one time had the western habit although he never was a drunkard a few years ago shut off short and has overcome his appatitc completely Ex AttorneyGeneral Garland In his days did as they do in the west southwest and twenty years ago made up his mind to stop It Years ago Sen ator Fryo induiged in an occasional glass until he determined that such habit was ruin and then he stopped it and exSenator John P Stockton of New Jersey has been a total abstainer for more than a quarter of a century and has the firm belief that any man who could succeed in business or his profession needs no other medicine than mental determination to break off the habit There is a great deal of truth in the saying of this correspondent Put into other words it is simply that if a man desires to stop drinking and is willing to exercise the virtues of selfdenial and selfcontrol he can accomplish it without aid from anybody else There are however grave objection to cepting this dictum as the only possi ble solution of the drink problem It excludes from the calculation two very essential facts First that of those who have acquired the drink habit only a portion have sufficient moral strength to abstain entirely and we may add thereto the comment that these form by far the larger portion of habitual drinkers Second it excludes from con siderttion entirely the formation of the drink habit We may take it as a truism that no young man ever starts out in life with the fixed resolve that he will become a drunkard On tho contrary we pro sumc that there is no such person but determines that ho will not bccomo one He relies on his own ability to stop whenever lie chooses unmindful of fact proved in tens of thousands of instances that drinking creates a morbid condition of the physical tem which demands more of the same stimulus anti thus a habit is insensibly fastened upon him which it takes very strong will power to break Persons who do not possess this yield them selves after more or less of a struggle and go steadily ou the downward road becoming confirmed sots The question now arises what is to be done with this far more numerous class who do not possess the power to stain from the use of intoxicants They may wish to stop but they can not stop It would certainly seem that it would be better for the entire community that the opportunity should be taken away from allowing men to begin the drink habit It would stop all its evils of the drink habit by venting its beginnings There would then be no need of any effort to cure men of drunkenness there would bo no drunkards because men would have no opportunity of entering upon this vice Instead of saying The way to stop drinking is to stop it is better to say that way to deliver humanity from the evils of tho drink habit is to abolish rum itselfthrough prohibition to stop the manufacture and sale and thus pulverize rum power Toledo IIIuAi j ue isrtsls tit Character Health is the basis of character as oi fortune There is a physiology of mor ality Some of grossest vices are largely fed from an impure diseased andenfeebled physique Drunken ness especially among the poor is to a large extent the craving for stimulation that grows out of their illfed illhoused illclothed anti overworked unsunned sewerpoisoned condition Lust is intensified and inflamed by tainted blood and the overtaxed nervous syslem Purity of mind grows naturally out of purity of body limy siologists understand these facts far better than ethicists Then too lessee vices are in their measure equally grounded in abnormal physical condi tions Faults of temper irritability sullenness anti anger aro intimately connected with low health the under vitalized state that characterizes the city poor Rev Ifeber Newton H W ALDENBURG ARCHITECT aad STJPERENrTElTDANT 161 West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J R SCQTT VICTOR BOGAERT R EPAI RIN ct A- iManufacturer of Jewelry 15 East Short Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ESTAIJWSIIEO ISKJ R RAM SEA Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Clp 5JFaM i IFIB s GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises TJiiihrcHan Ac No 18Eal MaiiiStrccl LEXINGTON HI The SoP Gross Artificial Stun o anti Paving Cornaoy Office and Warerooms Nos 131 133 135 E 6th St LEXINGTON KYLayers of Cement Vork Artificial Stone Sidewalks Diamond walk Plain Flagging Malt Houses Slaughter Houses Ice Houses Cellars Any kind of Tiling laid Vases Drain Tile Carriage Steps and Cis tern Tops Lawn Walks and Pavements a specialty All kinds of tlaggingSewerDealers in all kinds oFSaiu English and German Portland Coincnt etc Plaster Paris and Lime guaranteedTheS P GROSS General 3Iaaxei PaiqfElis Maa ials aud uppail Having dissolved partnership with L P Young Jr this is to continueJNo 9 NORTH BROADWAY in this And will keep on band a lull supply of Painters Materials consisting of Glass LeadsBrusliPs and everything in that De partment I will contract to do House Painting in the most ap proved style and will furnish bids on short notice M N BASS Great 50 huts On The Dollar S tO- FCLOTHiN ct We are going to make some improvements in our store room after January 1st The contract is signed and sealed with the contrators conse quently we are compelled to sell our stock or pack it away We prefer selling it at a sacrifice Nothing reserved Every suit of clothes every overcoat every pair pants MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES We will just split them in half This means 50 cents on the dollar The cheapest sale of fine ready made clothing in Kentucky Our business is not conducted by fakes and guessing schemes The man thats selling watch chains on the street cornet for 100 vatchmiiigBumicoalways promise great returns for small investments Intelligent minds are on to the racket and take no stock in any such humbug goodsforthis sale one hundred cents worth at 50c on the Dollaro Every article in our establishment is ticketed at lowest price possible The stamp of durability on every garment If you have never dealt with us ask your neighbor who has We invite you to our store feeling assured that you will be pleased with our garments and satisfied with the matchless values we offer LOUIS GUS mm LEADING CLOTHIERS Lexington Ky