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T H ni j r SW 0 L I lJ Rlt f i 6 1 1 4 I BLUE I GRASS BLADE Jflt o S IVol II o27Lexington Kentucky Saturday January 2 JL892 Subscription 2 a Year Hew we get Thorn on our Siring Ten minutes before I write this CountyJudgequently a Democrat stopped on the street asked me to send him the Blue Grass Blade and stop iirlitofilce whenever Iwanted the money Last night I saw him in the Court House listening with profoundest interest to a red hot speech from Prof Rucker in which the Professor po1iticsthatbad worth a durnor words to that Judge said he had been reading the Now York Voice You let a man read the New York Voice andthen hear Rucker talk Prohibition and sit down calmlyand prayerfully on a beau tiful Sabbath morn and readone of my religious editorials and he isjust as dead sure to catch the Prohibition fever as you would be to catch the sevenyear itch by sleeping with a man that had it 1 I think Bro Bates will get into the truo fold in just about the right time to take one vote off the Democratic side and put it on the Prohibition side in November 1892 It What the Bine Grass Blade Has Dese After the fair races circus dogI show anda Kilkenny political 4contesla moral cyclone seems to have struck Lexington and the Ipreachers are preaching sermons citizens calling through the papers a1bTiNlcaringout of the cAugeani t stables that have a v stench in the nostrils of good people The City Council have uiuseu up the poOl r Jlsthecandidates for the clare a new regime shall beinaug rlrdand the air LC is f Lore ing a hand and prominent divines menonlYJThimoral sprej1ngand the question naturally arises who brought the in idction into the Athens of the West Any fair minded person will at once say the Blue Grass Blade wielded by that avowed in fidel who ives like a Christian Charles C Moore If ever the city of Lexington tones up its morals to a healthy condition its good people should present Editora OhasC Moore with a containing document acknowl edging him a public benefactor inJ fearlessly fighting the battle for sobrietymorality and pure livingVeaail1es Clarion OK enProulbllion Every once and a whflo we ceive congratulations that we did not combine with TILe Blade We t haye heard that Moore has been crazy that he is crazy and that he will go crazy We have known him from young boyhood andI lived not so very jar from him for over twenty years and the only thing we ever heard rather hard on him is that he couldnt preach We never heard him try i and hence will not deny the alle you remember a little story about Lincoln and Grant Grant in the field fighting and winning Stayathomegenerals jealous of his fame defaming him to Pies Lincoln Grant was charged with being a confirmed drunkard who ought to be dis charged Pros Lincoln quietly listened and asked Do you know where Gen Grant gets his whisky He immediately added his reasonJ for the query for the his auditors Iwant to buy some of the same whisky for my other Generals So say we We need more men like Moore be they crazyor sane in the Prohibition field We want and need a whole Asylum like him turned freeright here in whiskycursed Kentucky Com pare Moores fearless and wither rebukes of churches for their liquortrafficmany preachers on the most vital issues before people In view of eternity and the solemn warnings of Gods book and the responsibilityupon the man in the pulpit for the of his fellow mens souls we must conclude such preachers are de luded by the devil are madmen are crazy Compared with them Moores sanity looms up to heaven while theirs isnot as high as a mole hill- Moore is not mad most noble Festuses He is simply an in tensely earnest man fearlessly true to his convictions and his convictions are true on the Prohi bition issuesThe Worker Every once in a while I receive congratulations that I did not combine with The Worker And yet Bro Real and Ianscheming to extend the circulation of the Blade as you vill see from his article for the Blade headed A preachers fund If I could just get him con verted to heathenism and Womans Rights he and I would be thor oughly congruvial How Doth the little Busy B- All can name the man made famous by his use of three Its Not the Readin Riten and Rithmetie chap but the Rum Rome and Rebellion after din her orator Burchard Now a la Bro Burchard we suggest that the Blade the BALLOT and the BIBLE are our true weapons to use especially in old Kentucky to sweep out the vile saloon system Three Bs this three will set us free So mote it heThc Worker Wellrll be dogged if things aintchangingaround so that its hard for me to tell which side of this Bible business I am on The editor of The Worker is a preacher who has had charge of a big Louisville church My Presidential Prpspects There is some talk of Mr Chas Moore of the Blue Grass Blade gQingto be made the nominee of Prohibition Party for Presi dent Is there anything in it If1 there is you cnn just lookout for Hail Columbia Happy land Charlie is all right if he does get hothingGeorgetown As Presidential honors I be lieve I would decline in favor of some riuch man as StJ hnorlDickie or John A Brooks but I do not think any cold water man to beat thbiceman and brother of theN would findC upon investigation that I have paidmy ice bills promptly In only one instance have I ever gotten any ice in Georgetown for nothing tA few weeks since when my son was sick in the night and the ice dealers were closed up I went to the Wells House to buy some The clerk kindly got me an abun of it but declined to take nymoney 1IeIand Me With a big Ma MISTAKES OF INGERSOLLt Ingersollon the Mistakes of Moses is not within a thousand milesof being as interesting and profitable reading as Moore on IngersollIn is Prohibition with a big Pat that and he is ready on a minutes notice to turn old Bob Ingersoll r out of his communion and fellowship even if he Ingersoll is the prince of Rationalists and the modern Infidel King The Blades a rare jewel consistency But what of our modern church and religious papers What papers wouldscald and blister roast ands fry a towering leader in their ranks for his andcomfort to the saloon system by his old party vote as Moore scores his leaders and in some respects his ideal a man But to take up our starting thought a Boston man of inter nationalrenown has taken Infidel Robt G into hands with his gloves oft Hear himIIt would be interesting to hear a military leader and legislator like Moses the man of God who after he was eighty years old commanded for forty years an army ofsia hundred thousand men emancipating organizing and giving laws to a nation has maintained its existence for more than thirty stormy centuries give his candid opinion con cerning the mistakes ofa Col onel of a cavalry whose military career is said to have included one single engagement in which heI was chased into a hog yard and surrendered to a boy of sixteen after which as soon exchanged he heroically resigned his com mission in the face of the enemy subsequently turning his attention- to managingswindling whisky rings discussing theology defend ing scoundrels blaspheming God and criticising dead men who cannot answer himH L HASTINGS Gentlemen Im umpiring this game and youve got to tote fair All of thats mighty nice for yourselfBobas much brains as the Editor of The Hustler and my unknown brother Hastings and the Boston man and Iall put together with Wendliug the Mistakes of Ingersoll man thrown in for good measure And he has already done ten times as much good for the world as all five of us ever will do if we live to be a hundred I left the pulpit before I had ever heard fany man on earth named Ingersoll because I saw that Colenso the English Bishop of Natal was dead sure right in saying the Pentateuch was wrong 1 was regarded by my friends and neighbors as daft on religion until Ingersollcame to my rescue and I just handed my job over to Bob and you know whether or not they have downed him The issue of The Hustler in which the above appears contains that old fake Beecher telling Ingersoll that famous chestnut that has gone the rounds of the papers forty times about a big strong bully knocking the crutches from under a lame man Anybody that knew the two men would know it to be all popycock In gersoll was too old a cheese to be fooled on that kind of a rat and HenryYardcatch him with that kind of chaff or salt on his tail I had talked with Ingersoll and leardliim lecture and then ina conversation with Mr Beecher who had never at that time seen thajIngersoll longbeforeand introduced him to an audience in Boston Beecher and IngeTsoll were both equally great intellectually and believed precisely the same thing Beecher may have lied about what he believed like h i aid in that Kitty Fisher racket he got into with Bessie Turner but he and Ingersoll were just asj congruvial as two old coons when fou kneYr the true inwardness of Beecher as but few did and the true inwardness Of Ingersollas everybody did Beecher was just like Brigga and McQueary and and Cave and Pentecost and LramerI andevery rascal of them is like that fellow in the hymn that standsClOn Jordons stormy banksand fears to launch awayThey all admire old Christo pIler Columbus who turned hisj prow straight across while the other fellows were coasting around watching the old landmarks ut they remember the loaves and fishes and the flesh pots and lentils nd garlick and onions of Egypt and they havent got the sand heir craws and old Bob has Grants experience at the head of his army for a few years was nothingcompared with the intellectual and moral racket that In gersoll has gone throughtAs to I know nothing but I think that the Boston man is simplyshoot ing off his mouth in all that IngersollIngersoll liquor t question a pronounced Prohibitionist as I have no doubt his heart as well as his brain dictates ho ought to be But when that is said of him the is said that can justly be aid that is a reflection upon his morals His theology is a question of opinion and asito what blasphemy ists of depends largely upon the udge and jury that try the case I must say that I do not see ground for bouncing Ingersoll1- uron his liquor record in which his greatest sin is that he has been engaged in the comspiracy of silence as long as such men as Billy and Abbott remain undemolishedI Lexington is chock full of Christians who wouuld vote for Ingersoll for Mayor before they would vote for any Prohibitionist- in the town and they wont forget- to tell you so criticisingdead I never knew of his adversely criticising any dead man but Moses and he has saidsome mighty pretty things about some other men that were dead Old Bro Bob was as easy on Moses as he could be To the best of my recollection I have ripped into old Bro Moses some time and said he was a fool or a liar But Ingersbll s kindly al luded to Moses ideas of cosmog ony and archeology and astronomy and chronology and geology and psychology and phlebotomyam a whole lot of isms as the Mistakes of Moses You never heard him say he was glad Moses was dead and I have repeatedly said I was glad that David and John Calvin and Solomon were all dead They are three Bible characters that I cant swallow that is so as to makethem lie on my stomach I have been sucked in so that I have always lada folIosi feelingfor Jonah and I any man who ever plowed- a mule can keep from sympa thising with Balaam Abont that Distinguished Judge who Threatened to kill You CLINTON KY Dec 13 91 Mr O a Moore Editor DEAR SIR Your paper The Blue Grass Blade comes into our myfriendTo say the least of it we ap preciate it and read it closer than any we take among which are the following The Courier Journal St Louis GlobeDemo crat St Louis Republican New York Herald The Voice TheI National Economist The Clinton Democrat etc distinguisehdJudge kill you if you ever put his name in your paper again I do not know who he is thingIas a semiDemocratic Prohibi tionists he is so very small that if ho were brought under the most powerfulmagnifier he wouldnot appear larger than a flyspeck HemisphereI I ad mire your true manly courage but I can not conceive of the very potent fact why and how you ever managed from knocking all theI taco off of him For 6ne to promulgate the principles that you dp and do itBo fearlessly and unflinchglyshows the very highest marks of true t bravery and heaven born patriots ism p For a man to walkup to you and threaten your on the grounds that that man did shows slightest resmb nee detpictslanguageknown characteristics and qualities of realcowardieeI i 1ingthe sublimes production of Divined creation But when the light of one man accosting his fellow man on the street and threatening to deprive and keB from him that ean be lVen onlyby omnipotence in DIvineE creation is a scene of carnage savagery of heinousness of bulldogs of bulls and all that is damnable in war and pusilani mews in peace Just continue the good work of putting hot coals of fire on these old soarheaded hypocrites who sit in the front pews and Amen 1theand selling this article which is now sapping the very life blood ofour nationcyou on enoughNowthiss Judge I want to say would not know him from 1thatbeothefchould be heartily commended a I bid him Godspeed But n the future he ought to stop think over the fact that man is ant intelligent being that he is en ijudgmenthim one step above the lower aniimals and man certainly appreciate his Creator androver ence him for the very highstand ing that has been given to man in the animal worldoYou are doing a noble workand I am sure that the intelligent pub Ilic appreciate you- Sincerely Yours Joins T EVANS Lest any should think that genttleman was prompted to write letter from some personolconsid eration I will say that I never heard of him in my life until I got that letter I suppose I am what peoplet generally mean when they man a I have no admiration even for military heroes where men do violence under war rant of law but when it is made an individual thing and a man is willing to do this as a personal matter that trait of character ex repugnanceI instances of my life that most severely my courage One ofthem I hay alluded to before in the Blade I was bn the banks of the Seine i tbe great and then imperial cityof Paris A man as large as Vas WM drowning in the river having gone in to commit suicidea as pi afterward found agonies of death he called for Ibel1 There was not a man in the city that knew my name and I knew thit if I were drowned no friend of mine would ever know what became of me I saw that nobody else was going even to try to save him Iknew he was a French mVjo and that under the most favorable circumstances I could talk but little French I did not have time to take ofr even my long tourists coat I hac to see all this in ten nda and I was so far from the river that it would take a hard run before I could get to the waters edge The expression itA drowning man will catchat a straw flashed through mymind as Ijumped into the river deer- enough to drown me the first plunge I swam for the place godownme with a death grasp and be ieving the chances were at least one out of two that he would drown me When I got to where Ilast saw him he was out of eight I swam around over the spot anti finally saw the top of his head I caught him in the hair and pulled it above water He did notstruggle or make any noise and I was afraid he was dead then I started to swim to shore and I got there I had my man My own breath was so nearly gone that Iwas almost gasping and could hardly get out of the water but I dragged my man with me and in that condition managed to draw him across he gunwale of a small boat with Ji and the water pou gout of his mouth and I saw him draw a breath and then Istopp d to take a breath and worked With him a little more and hc4 wthat ho sQuId reatbe re ty earlYS well as TCo Uld1 and the 1 set him upon a seat of the bodt and wtJ both panted or breat But after awhile hej aid JiUjerci merci mille fois rc and I have ieer forpt- en t Freneh until this ook t poor unhappy Frenchman hme to his wife She ofIerd me a glass of wine but I didnot iIwas more afraid of that fljine than of all the water n the When I remember ow cowafaiy the newspapers cribedme as acting the other ay lean comfort myself by thinking of the words of that Frenchman away on the other ide of the ocean in 1865 These Christianpeople tell me hat after death the nations of the will 5be brought to judgment If I shall be calledupon to plead my own case Ive got myI little speech ready It will be part English and part French I am just going to say this For whosoever will save his life shall lose it and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it Merci merci mille fois merci I will submit the case with ut another word But swimming for that man not the severest test of my- ourage to which I was ever sub jected One exceedingly dark but hot- ummer the war I was with the Confederate wounded and dying and dead on a attle field in a dilapidatedold og cabin in a wilderness There not a woman any where near nd for the fevered and thirsty wounded we had no ice1 andeven common spring water was hard dryIn a drunkenf Yankee soldier had met mo place with nobody near us t hadno weapon He cocked his- flnnie rifle and recollect it now distinctly that I could see down the muzzle of it that it was nice and bright and in he discussed the proprietyj f killing me right there I did not argue the case with him but remember distinctly that I didI not feel any great dread But about midnight a poor fel low who had a minnie ball hole clear through him that had entered almost at the center of his and who died the second or- hird day after said Oh what would I give for some cold water I knew that down in a deep ra vine some distance from the cabin there was a spring but the trees undergrowth were so thick hat it was dark there even in the few nurses we had were detailed soldiers and they were tiredandso stupified with drowsi ness and watching that I had dif ficulty to rouse one of them to watch that dying man while I went to the spring I went into a little shed room and a small ha011BHe was dead He had asked that he might be buried without let father know what had become of him for his father was a Union man But I had cut a lock of hair from the young mans headand sent it to his father in a letter The day after I helped bury him in a grave that I helped to dig in the hard cia by the roadside I started out the front door of the cabin on to a little dilapidated front porch Lying dh a hard benchand with his head on a board that had one end propea up against the side of the was a young Rebel soldier A ball hadstruck him just below and in front of the ear passed through and come outat the corresponding place on the other side and the jaw bone was broken on each side It was a ghastly sight for his chin had gone clear bactc to his throat Before night he had asked me just to set a pan of water him andsaid or wrote it or signifiedlt- some howI forget that was all he would want for the night He was sound asleep but groaning piteously which he did not dc when he was awake I stepped out into the pitch dark and in a few steps assed close by where my brotherinIaw- laj Thomas Y Brent said to be the handsomest man in Morgans command had lain dead but little before that with a Minnie ban hole in his bosom A little further- on he lay buried in a box behind- a little old stable under a pretty grape vine On a side of the road the Con federate dead lay buried without any box even in one big hole further on the Federal soldiers who had been victorious were nicely buried With thoughts of this kind on mymind and exhausted in body and brain and heart I started for that spring I could only depend upon hearing the water fall over the rocks I thought I might fall over a precipice but the thing which mo most vas the idea of stumbling upon the body of some dead man or possibly finding cno sprlDgforI probabihityhorror r c In all the experience ofmy life I have never felt anything nearly- so awful as the darkness and the silence of that place save the trickling of the little stream from the spring 1 got the little bucket full water and climbed back up ofI hillover rocks and fallen trees When I got back to the manor whom I had gotten the water I found that the man whom I had et to watch him had gone to sleep helplessbodyHillefl him off The wounded said Would I ever have believed that my own fellow soldier could lie down and go to sleep on a man in my fix The man who threatened tokill me a few days ago was one whom I had complimented in print baving been a gallant Oonfeder- ate soldier Rev R B Neal wants a Preacher Fund for the Blade 5Ithree or four thousand extras ofo The Blade each week for at least a month I want to send these extras to preachers all over the land I have a good list now and can easily lengthen it to 5000 namesMoores parodies and caricatures on Bible history are so blunt oldand awkward that they wont aze their faith in the Bible one bit and his articles on Prohibi ion are so strong unique and brilliant that they will do preachers more good than even the it is in order now for an extension fund for the Blade All receipts will be acknowledged in the Blade and papers permitSend preachers in your town and county AddressR NEAi CENTERVILLE KY The above is entirely the sug estion of Bro Neal and I had no intimation of the proposition until I received the for the abovejI regard it as a very high compliment and if friends see cause to assist the Blade in the way sug gested by Bro Neal I will try to be on my best Sunday behavior gentlemen ELECTED Our high qualities and low prices have won and we are farmn the lead on Underwear and Hosiery J Just What You Want yIn wool merino andcotton Underwear for Gents In wool merino and cotton Underwear for Ladies J In woolmerino and cotton Underwear fqr Children In fast black Hosier for Ladies Gents and Children In Union Suits and Jerseyribbed Underwear forLadies In Cloaks and Jackets for Misses and Ladies In fancy Dry Goods of Every Description 5 AT t TAYLOR HAWKINS No 7 West Main Street Lexington Ky No 7 W Main Street THOMPSON BOYD Man factnrers of TINE SADDLES HARNESS RACE AND TROTTING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY NO 53 EAST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KY 20c PER WEEK THE DAILY COURIER JOURNAL II THE LOuISVILLE TINES 10 CEJTTS PER WEEK Will be delivered at your residence every day for 20c per week or 25c per week for Daily and Sunday G lye your order to J HUB PRATHER Agent 130 EAST MAIN STREET r ROBERT KENNEDY SIJCCESORTOb KNOXVILLE FURNlTURECO1 l Wesale aM Mail Dealer in all Kinds of FURNITURE CLOCKS PICTURES CARPETS ETCI Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51E Main St LexingtonEy Kaufman Straus Co 12 EAST MAINSTREET 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 up Spring Underwear Childrens or Misses Dresses of White Goods can aflord to miss examining our stock of these goods Early Spring Woolen Dress Material Novelty Suitings the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirely and pleasing to the eye prices below actual anticipation ranging from 0c to 1 per yard Anew line of spring shades of Henriettas just new colors no change in price in of the additional n themSWASH GOODS Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ging hams all new patterns and coloring modest pin stripes and checks Scotch plaids and neat stripes They are quoted at 30c we have marked them at 20c per yard A full line of dress Ginghams in new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOc LADIES MUSLIN UNDER WEARSPECIAL SALE patentfacingLadies Mother HotherHubbard Gown good muslin well trimmed at 55c they are worth 83c Lakies Muslin Drawers Fruit of the Loom Cotton deep hem and tucks above 22c worth 40c Ladies walking skirts deep Cambric ruffle at49c worth75c Now Spaing Hosiery for Ladies and Gents We were fortunate in securing many cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose in both black and fancy prior to the going into effect of the administrative benefitLadies regular made fast black Hose regular price now 35c we still have them marked 25c Ladies black arid colored Lisle Hose worth 60c We still offerithem at 40c- Ladies fancy striped Cotton Hose boot patterns now 40c still marked at 25c1TOILET ARTICLESp r GlycenedifferentVasaline in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes onlylOc per quart bottle KHUFMHN STRIUS I CD 1 I j 1 tj- j r 1 S c jsrr WJPv fflV11 r Jt n if Ai i j Has a Picnic brit of the Blade a PILLAR POINT N YwDec 11 91 J eo Moore EqoSIR enclosed 100 whIChcredIt on my subscription to SlWhileyour religious views your princi pIes on Prohibition are sound of and your editorial comments really 83YingPIQo ahead Bro Moore ando dont let up a particle on the hypo criticalministers and church mem bers who vote to perpetuate the partyLong live to wield the keen Blade Yours Truly D W GOULD t Rev Neal Comments upon The Pens Commentso I The BluejGrass Blade has risen from the dead It could not lie still in its grave while the diaboli eel liquor traffic is abroad in the land It made its reappearance on October 8lstTlie Pen bSis only resting fighting for the second wind The Blade is not c deadnor even taking a catnap v It was simply on the lookout for posishthats all lithe Blade Slives long enough there will be a funeral in the land I The saloon chaps may prepare now to shed tearsThe Worker If editor Moore of the Blue Grass Blade and many of thec Christian people of Lexington are to be believed public morals at that city are at a discount Sunday afternoon lectures have been delivered to men only by PorfJ JW MeGarvey the Hon Beauchamp and the Rev E L Southgate These lectures are highly sensational and are the subject of discussion by the people Sand press of the city Anderson News Hard on Kentucky University I By Rev E B Nealf SS The following editorial I from the Octographic Reviewj bearing pn mission work punct ures where puncturing is neededC It also emphasizes the Blade is trying to do Just now it would seem to a man up a tree and not very high up either that the Blade isdoing more work than the University and the churches combined to sweep Lexington clean Ot the sa loons that Talmage calls the mouths of hell That this work should headed and lead most vigorously and most fearlessly by an open and avowed nationalist is a cut ting comment on the Christian manhood of the city No matter what Moore is an infidel Rationalist or Hottentot lie is simply leading along the line This is undeniof Christian work able That he ought to be a fol fower along this line of work is also unquestionable The only 0Scatch up with him and pass him and keep ahead if you can We want to see all the preachers start out in the race with him for the honor of carrying the colors in the grandly sublime and terrific combat with the liquor league powers of hell But read the editorial Still another objection is found in the strong drink traffic Ma hometants have learned to calls LISChristian drinking houses Colj Childs who was U S Con rsSago that one day he in wIthanother approacheda Mi- dHometant restaurant Sthat he supposed that he could get something to drink There upon he was promptly informed by the keeper of that restaurant that he a Mahometan and handled 1was intoxicants But those heathen nations are now being filled with drunkards by our so called Christian nations Prom benighted Africa comes the peti 10Stowillbring or send more strong drink- into that dark region While the gospel has not sufficient influence over our own people to put down or purge out the deamon of strong drink nor our own peo 1pIeing drink amoug them how canto we expect the gospel in our hands convert them At present the best we can do for the heathen is to work against the strong drink traffic in this country Alcohol and opium which our bQast d Chriatian nations have introduced among the heathen has done roSinSthe Bible sent from these so called Christian nations have done igSsince a certain preacher whom I can name went to Lexington Ken where the great Christian Universitysocalled has long been established and he found the city Lexington as fnll of sa loons as the devil could wish k C L U That preacher decided that if such University had no more moral influence in a city as small as- exington it certainly is not holesome place for youngmen here strong drink flows all b ther iniquity mav be found But no the condition of things in Lexingb ton is mentioned to show a center enlightment there not sufficient moral andrelig ious force to purge out the curse cursesSTRONG DRINK It is just such Christian doings r not doing as indicated above that make Moore border on pro fanity sometimes when he thinks over it- Take t Georgetown The sa loons have more power thanl churches and colleges combined t Let a contest come for Local Op h iori Temperance folks are snowed under every time and deep at that t gfone of them be as poor as old Ellys mule and the saloons would be avelanched out of existence too i deep even to be heard from What is the matter with pro fessed Christians Too much the ory and too little practice The faith in the Trinity etc may be a orthodox sound as a new dollar ut the illustration of it by voting with and for whiskycursed and controlled parties or refusing to potebly miserable But I Moore to do my cussing and I will let upon this article for fear trespass on his part of the job R B NEAL a Now you all can see where I am ruttingDid you ever hear Dr OMa honys story about old Mrs Ma lonys Tho doctor is one of these Frenchmenas his name indicates who was born in Cork I havnt any Irish type and I cant make the story sound as wellas the Doctor doles when he tells i with the French accent that they use in Cork The doctor says that Mrs Ma loney had a boy at the Catholic school in Lexington and the boy was such a persistent and excessive swearer that the teacher thought sending him home but he finally advised with the about it and the priest went to se Sister Maloney about it The oh lady listened to the priests account of the boy and then ex claimed Well Jasus Christ where in the divil did that boy learn to swear Prof McGgrveys ignorance a the mom status of Lexington is astounding A mere boy sprung from his own loins itis said could PerhapsfLexington to be wiser than chil dren of light Nichblasville Dem ocratSProf McGarveys friends know to what you allude Like a tr man he is trying to save his boy and the boys ofother people by working for Prohibition and thats ought to be doing insteadof helpingthe political party that it to ruin and then taunting him cause he suffers from the evil that you Ifltve helped to inflict upon him John W Overstreet writing from Little Hickman to the Blue- Grass Blade of Lexington refers deprecatingly to or certain coun try paper wiped its nose on his mtereshngcop because he wrote a compliment about the Blade This was shabby treat ment since Mr O wrote so many pafa r from a quiet locality must per force occasionally take a whack at things John is a whacker Nicholasville Democrat Lancaster Ky Wants tucBIade to Take a Hand in Its liquor Debate I have received a copy of The Central Record of Lancaster Ky and a letter calling rj to a liquor discussion in it in which am asked to dip an oar If the editor of the Record has any particular politics or religion there is nothing in his paper to indicate it The paper contains two articles one of wmcn is signed A Lady and the other signed Joseph 0 Frank which are written against the liquor infamy and one written in favor of it by a man who us his name W S MillerIThe first two are models of lit erary excellence and forcibly and reflect the sentiments of a idcultivatedChristianized lady and gentleman The last is wrrwto by a man who igattemptswhisky and grammar misquotation of Shakespeare and pedantrysuggest that he is prob ably a saloonkeeper He represents himself as mc tyr but murders the Kings Eng lish and Gods truth and speare nIl at one fell Shahby 7O 1 7 saying but there ino rights in law or society for the license man su if he is atnative to the manner the born We hope in a few more years to e able truthfully to say There are rights in law or society for the cense man but I think it would e a little previous to make that remark around Lexington yet 5n while as we have a Mayor IJegS slator Lieutenant Governor and five Councilmen and Aldermen all running saloons in full blast as license men or Col Millers deprecation of Christian hypocriysorne of which I am bound to admit I have noticed and perha s alluded o myselfwould indicate the Colonel to be a man of deepre igious convictions If he case it is unfortunate that head not been informed of this dis inguished recognition of the rights in law and society for- mhe license man in Lexington as are thereby led to im ugn the Colonels candor The Colonel puts the climactic touch on a wild burst of lawlov b ng enthusiasm by deposing thusly And yet in this day of refine ment and in the midst of the civilized people in the world we drepeople who are not only encouragLing outlawry but are fending it through the columns of your paper and say that they refer to have the sale ofspirits in the hands of the illegal rather the legal vender This is I bamof the whole community but only t few people who are not in a fair t position to really know what is best for the community Whatever may be true of his a the department of logic b to have been neglected in the Colonels education unless pI under the guise of being a saloon keeper he is really a blatant Prohibitionist The Colonel has failed to see the oft printed ac counts of the reacting of a boomerang in the hands of an unskillful manipulator Supposing the class of people to whom he refers to be Prohibi tionists he has given the readers of the Record a perfectly fair statement of the position of the Prohibitionists thing that they do not often get from anything but Prohibition The papersI theyithan the legalvenders If he had done it with a kodak he could not have made a better picture of an intelligent Prohibi tionist If the sale of 8piritshas to be fUin the hands any of a vender we say by all means let it be an illegal vender for then we stand a good show to snatch him up and send him to the peni tentiary for vending it just as we now do a moonshiner fordistilI ling it lam sorry to have to ad mit there is great truth in the Colonels statement that now only a few people concur withe us in this eminently rational and morale view of the liquor business but I think that by voting time in 92 there will be more of us in 96 there will be enough of us to Ic the Colonel see we are going to get it in for him and when the new century opens eight years from now if God allows him and me to cumber the earth until that time I am pretty certain that unless he quite his present calling there will he enougn of us to put him in the penitentiary put striped clothes on him Pu him to make his living in a mor decent way than he isnow doing And in the language of Old By the eternal w will doitI5Butbitionists around Lancaster and Stanford Its a disgrace thet some one of you has to write me an anonymous letter asking me to writeJreply to thenonsense of it man You ought to have your ow paper so that you could put your heel on the head of that which is more subtil than any beast of the fieldand eras it when in any public journal dares thus to rear its horrid front to offend every sense of decency arid good order saloonkeeperto would dare to write an article i any paper in this town in defense of his business house and to show you that what I suy is true I dare anyone of them to try to defenit it and will promise to in the Blade if he wants me They know its an infamy and neither the Mayor Lieutenant Governor of the state nor State Legislator all actively engaged selling damnation by the dram two of them certainly to minors will dare to try to defend the iniquitous traffic with kind of argument They and their frien may try to silence me by brul force but two of these the curled darlings of Lexington upper tendom and another one who to fill the seat of Henry Clay the state capital tremble like w Lrdogs at of meeting me clodhopper in any fair discussion And yet this the land of orators and chivalry of IWlt JL ii fair women and brave men If chas these are brave God pity cowards The man who wrote me the note and sent me the marked pa per to get me to do up that Lana caster gin slinger stated that in the note was ten cents the value of which was to be sent him TlTlPrS and then signed him ll Your Friendafter the usual pyrotechnics about my is graphic pen There was not a cent of any kindpostage stampsdanything elsein the mybooks a r listAbout thirty papers go to that town to people whose names are given me as those of the best peo k pIe about the town and who h would most probably pay me t My paper has gone there now tothem regularly for more than a year and noman there has paid e a cent promised to payme or even been junt enough to notify- me to discontinue it I do not remember but think it has not fieenbut a man from there claims to send me ten cents to pay me to it dynamite one of his saloon- keepers the mere printing of which will cost me two or tliree to saynothing of thesUa ility ofmy gettin killed by some exington thug for what I eayt bout itfI am many friends A few mare like those would kill meII wouldrather be a frog andr ay the moon or a dog and live dungeonhanthink I have so much fun walking arouud this town feeling that maylownot care for any money and thatI ought to be well paid for my labor by their comments upon my exceeding funniness If Ishould be killed tomorrow I believeS there are men who are paper in Lancaster and Stanford who would not only not pay my widow but would not give our her and our children a nickel if they should see them beggingon the streets Old Vanderbilt said Damn theI people and Rev Pentecost said Let the people go to hellaud I tell you it is hard for a man to feel like a humanitarian in the face of such treatment An Elegant Piece of Lexington Infidel literature That Talks for Womaask BlglitlntheTruthSeeker LEXINGTON KYHN i ai MB EDITOR Much is aida the present period of individual improvement but Christian think ers do not recognize the iea tha freethought is more congenial to the nbest mentality than on stant reference to lucubrati i o f great thinkinig men who arc up posed to control the human piifl and giv tone to society f Herbert Spencer fails to direct us right we can not attribut this want of sucdess to the fact that he fawns the masses Instead oft instructing them But whatshalt we say tf Gladstone relinquish the idea that the Jews hay had a holy mission on earth that their sin and repentance is the great Pecksnifan piece of strategy the stupendous lesson which has profited our morals as much as Greek culture has our minds Nehemiah also I sup pose might be said according to luxuryeupon a less plan as a Hebrew Turvey drop might be expected to doe The fact however is patent with us that the kindness of the Jewi is more to be depended on in business than their con science We will not refuse to admit that a power in society like Gladstone if not a powerful mind will occasionally stumble on something great and admirable So it is when he speaks of th justicenthe human mind and nothing can efface them This suggestion is depreciated by Cardinal Gih theitas he thinks upon his knees t some higher authority if such process could be called brainexer cise that justice could not breathe in the air of slavery n whichwe languishthat the great borrower called religion could not suggest anything to ele vate the mind which had not been previously ground into us by some lover of equal rights Can a person who has known nothin but servitude originate a luminous idea when the truth exists that there is no aristocracy of thought when the beggar over his crust Incan wear brighter gems of intel lect upon his brow than besotted uponIrHerbert Spencer imagins that ofteknown that the best of them ha an intense hatred of tyranny and reforms One rift in the Isrartial the most exquisit music systemaTolerably moral So ofIloaf of cake the sugar was not very good the flour eggs and l PL = rii spice were defectiv do you want any of it Dr Cams has much to say of the weakness of women so had St Paul There is no nationality about the thoughts of the highest range of philosophers iuch s Hegel Kant Goethe Plato Let us cling to their generalizations An opinion is not to be swallowed it must be put to the test But our Ingersoll yea he oursflung a handful of diamonds into the columns of the lorions Truth Seeker when he T- eclared that with regard to men equalightsPlato as well as other great thinkers would never hav dis countenanced woman ifshe had I imploredimexercise and improve her talents which bear upon the welfare of the human race AUIAZA There is not a newspaper man in Lexington that can write in as ne a style as that and i there is any preacher or lawyer who can do I do not know I print that extract for two pur poses One is to showthat some Lexington infidel of whose idea tity I have no ideais for Woman Rights right alongside he best Prohibitionists and the ther is to show you that you are yourself when you are trying to make it appear that all infidels are fools The peculiar spelling of The Seeker is preserved GENERAL GLEANINGS THERE were one hundred and fifty seven women patients undergoing treatment at the Keeley institute in Dwight Ill the other week At thoI present increase of the number of women patients there will soon be as many women as men a recent African travelen Nature has already proclaimed in words whose letters are formed by white mens graves that no drunkard and no moderate tippler shall prolong his days in tropical African THERE are hundreds of instances in which people have found C drunkards doom by tasting alcohol in their food after they had reformed The taste for intoxicants lurks in some persons system as a fierce fire to be let loose with an uncontrollable fury by even the smell of liquor thing that might be done in Europe in view of the short rye crop there is to make it all into bread in stead of whisky But it will not bo done Many people will starve in Russia and elsewhere that distillers may be enabled to continue their work The Voice whisky recently seized in a kitchen barroom in Boston when some of it was rubbed as a liniment on one of the feet of a patrolwagon horseI arapdoff the hair neat theh9f- t Some more of the same stock of wbtsS ky was accidentally spilled desk in tho station and It ata varnisht thousand British troops in India thousand aro teetotalers Sir Frederic1fRo1 erts himself says Forevery five hundred teetotalers enrolled the strength of the increasedIitics in India make an annual grant of eight thousand rupees for temperance work and give the use of a room in every corps for meetings as well as ale lowing refreshment bars to be opened the profits of which go to temperance work so that the men are encouraged in every way to remain true to their pledge TUB connection between strong drink and poverty may be seen in a re Ptcentstatementthe people of Irgland Saloons are far the most numerous in the poverty stricken sections of that unhappy cdun try During the past year the amount of liquor consumed has fearfully in creased the figures being nearly a half million gallons of spirits more ofYtry where the people are degraded by the love of strong drink and are conse quently always contending with want and HabIt of Drinking An essential to the success of acoun try boy in a great city is to let drinking alone and absolutely lie does not need the stimulus and the habit of drinking is responsible for most of the personal and business failures in both country and town It is a bad sign when a young mans breath smells of impairededrink themselves than amorg those who abstain The drinkers know what it means They know by expert ence that the first effect of alcohol is to weaken the judgment They know that when the habit of drinking is once formed it usually becomes more and morp fixed and demands greater and- o greater quanties of the stimulant that habitual drinkers are never in their real sober senses You never con tell when it is safe to trust them Drinking by a young man too sug gests the possibility of dangerous panionship of which employers are al ways fearful Standard PROHIBITION NOTES JUNK5IANN0CKprohibitlonisi have organized a club and arc circu lating tho million voters agreement prohibitionistgand of all young men who will cast their first ballots in GENESES county N prohibition ists havo an active committeeman each town and will organize clubs and circulate party papers during the winter PBOninrnoif clubs have been organized in Redlands Riverside Coalton Ontario San Bornandino Etiwand Cucamonga Beamont Banning and Ri alto CaL givesvdidate for supremo court judge 7833 votes as against 3070 polled for tho pr hibition candidate for governor in 1890 TIIK only argument so far advanced in republican papers for the repeal ofI Iowas prohiHtory law is that it hurting the rpublican party Then why not repeal the republican partjrJii It Y Voice I i1tPt An Elegant Line of NEW SPRING GOODSL Korah Moire Korah Moire CHINN ROSS TODDS O AIL PERSONS TO WHOM TilE BLADE MAY COME The issue of Oct 31st begins the second year of the Blade and hope that those who intend to take it will be as prompt as they can in paying me for it20O a year for persons in good circum stances and 100 aSyear for persons who can not afford to pay more and will tell me so The Blade will go to all persons to whom it went last year who have not ordered it discontinued Those who have not paid me for last year will please do so it they feel that they ought to do so and if not please notify me to dis continue it in order thatI may not incur further loss by sending it to them I will have no collector and will not dun you for it If you are willing to payme send the amount by mail and you will receive a receip- tFraternally yours CUARLES C Moo- leEMPoEIs FURNITURE STORE No 24 TOTesb Main Sb The cheapest place on earth te buy Furniture Carpets Stovo HouseholdGoods Baby Carriages abcosb THE BBAUTIPTTL 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 Points BUFFALO NEWYO IUBOSTONNEW Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 174 Miles the Shortestand Quickest lineL- EfflGTONTOJACRSOHYILLE FLORIDA The only line running Solid Trains through withoutchange for any class of passengers with choice of Pullman Boudoir and Palace Sleepers making quick time TO Atlanta AugustalMacon Savannah Thomas ville Cedar Keys Tampa St Augustine and CUBA uo Iambus Montgomery Mobile and Points in GEORGIA AND ALABAMA 85 MILES THESHORTEST TO NEW ORLEANS TIME 25 HOURS Solid Trains with Pullman Boudoir Sleeping Cars making direct con nection at New Orleans with out omnibus transfer for TEXAS MEXICO an- dCALIFORNIA The Only Line to MississippiMaking ShreveportLOVISINA Fort Worth Houston Galveston Texas Mexico and California THS SHORT LINEwith through Pullman Bourdoir Sleepers Connecting KNOXVILLEwith through car lines for ASHVILLE RALEIGH TilE CAROLINAS For Lowest Rates Correct County Maps and full information call on s T swift city Tict Agt Phoenix note w shwtz Depot Ticket Agent Frank w AgtLexingtonKy D MILLER D G EDWARDS Traffic G P TA CINCINNATI O Is It Coot UtutloBalT The question of the unconititutioa ftllty of the pojver or piirilego to shah taloon nuisances U now seriously past leg through the highest courts of this country Would it not be a burning shame if it should so appear and a de cision be rendered that it is constitutional to carry oa this dreadful curse jf wasting money aa4 manhood murdering wives and orphaning children to the common disgrace of our country welfare Boastlngof our wetlth health sad gramd institution and at the tame time not able to protest our selves from evils that endanger our Urea health and liberty must we tol erate riot or cam not we suppress sa loons because it Is not constitutional Somebody will soon pity the old hulk for she must founder and alnk uader her own weighty carcass The food people of our must and will eertalnly rise to an appreciation of the nations welfare and the saloon Must go otherwise this ooumtiy will be irretrievably lost The necessity of a sew party to put 4own the saloon Is Imperative hopeful star his a ready arisen that betokens a apeedil coming morning Come apd corn quickly is the eommgn sentiment of every good patriotic aitlieru Wiaooa ala Statesman 1 r v Jf 7 41 BAKER BROSy INo 12 NORTH LIMES LONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Fh tons etc Repairing promptly done and on reasonable terms They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE VS BAKER and BROS HARTING HANKrffSUCCESSORS H A WHITE 47 West MainSt l A Full Assoi fcment of Stoves C6A stan tly on Hand ROOFING GUTTERING REPAIRING A SPECIAL WILSON STARKS CLOTHIERS TAILORS HATTERSilFURNISHERS The Largest House the Largest Stock and the Largest inCentralIf you need in our line dont buy ujtil yon have looked through our stockSpricesFarmera with uswhenlntowcL WILSON rSTARKS3 62 64 and 66 E Main Street v FIRE FIRE FIREII O THE GREATEST FIRE SALE 0 In the history of LexingtonT- he 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 view we have marked every item down from onehalf to onethird its value This includes overcoats suits and trousers for men boys and children underwear neckwear shirts waists collars cuffs gloves hats rubber goods umbrel everythinginHERE IS A LINE TO GO BY 25 cent linen collars go now at10cts25 cent linen cuffs 15 35 cent silk scarfs 15 100 silk scarfsS 35 2500overcoats 1500 500 overcoats 1000 Now is your chance to lay in your Winter supIply of clothing You will not have another op Everythinggoesdays Call early and take your pick ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE M KAUE AN cB CO 5 East Main St Lexington KyS CASSELL PRICE The largest Dealers In Central Kentucky in the Latest Style Dry Goods and Kalians 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 116n1l118 West Slain St LEXINGTON KYI J d t r e JlifL 11hr yVc Il its t 7 i a ADVERTISI111Q RATES YearI Six Jo OI1II ThreeIonthsI MonthsI MonthI Three Insertions Insertion Ir as 15OOOO AVIituli IF LriD WASTED in of An Eastern Steamship and Colonization 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 the or Tennessee of about 150000 to acres The land is to be suitable for truck farming also for raising corn wheat trees and shrubs and near enough to railroad to make shipping facilities handy Any one having body of land suitable for this purpose will please com municate with the undersigned giving price terms location and be all particulars DG EDWARDS GPTACincinnati Oct t Jesse Russell Starts a Subscrip lien Fund for a MailingHa chine With 81QOpI IThe editor of the Blade needs and wants a mailingdl machine Itwill cost 6200 1200 him fTheand will give the other 50 00 itNow reader I mean you Let everyman and woman who reads Ihisissuedf the Blode postal to the Blade and sar whatt1 1 provided the 50rc on ofyn a BIf 50 cents If you cant cents gIve 25 cents If you cantJ give 25 cents give 5 cents Nova that comes within the reachof all Every man who is on the mans list and is receiving then Blade at half price can and must a give to this fund Everyman and full fciategood it is doing for humanity If any reader is too poor to give any thing not even five cents he needs help Let him say so the Blade and 1will start subscription to help him Reader if you are not that needy and dont j jive something do not appreciate the Blade 7youdont realize the sacrifice that its editoris making in publishing it or else you are too stingy to giveNow lets all help to buy this mailingmachine for this bold fearless paper It will be a nice and fitting Chribt roll in the postals saying t what you will give Dont wait to see if there wont be enough without you but say right now what you will give Show where you stand show I your apprecition of C C Moore Where is there from New York to California from the groatf lakes to the Gulf of Mexico a braver a bolder a more fearless combatant of the liquor traffic than C C Moore 1 Reader lets stand by him to I the last Lets hold up his hands lets encourage him lets keep him on the battle field He knows how to fight Lets furnish hint 1the ammunition and Moore wil the work Now all at it an all together Let there enoug- p postals go in to come to the 5000 by the next isue of the Blade JESSE RUSSELL Hardy ville Ky This letter was written Dec 6 91 and it was intended to make me a Christmas gift of the mailing machine but I could not get it printed in tune as there were many of it But theres one peculiarity about me I would just as soo a Christmas gift in January Dcceorm ber Most of the is I have given my wife have corn alongabout the heel of the Spring Bro heads a subscrip tion for the mailing machine with 4 100 and somebody else said he would give a half dollar Thousands upon thousands of dollars have been given to the New York Voice and there are thousands of people who would rather have the Blade than two of the Voice Lexingtonisliving in Lexington He is not Prohibitionist and does not believe in Prohibition He would not read the New York Voice if you shouldgivc it to him and hand to on a silver waiter to He would not read it like I do for 10000a year I take two Voices Prof de Roode says I ought to jHeBlade for five years 1000 Chances are that I will be in heaven with Haddock and Gam brell before half his time is out If the people of Kentucky furnish me onefoui th as much money they have to the New York Voice I will carry Lexington for Prohibition in two years and drive every saloon out of the town and every saloon keeper and of drunkardout of its city council and offices I have got them on the hip today and the Transcript- the Democratic Presbyterian sa loon organ shows its appreciation file fact by its editorials Lex the head of the whisky influence of the world is the head the whisky snake The Bible says bruise its head The man who captures Lexington for Prohibition will break the backbone of the whole liquor dam nation When Lexington sur renders the whole state will hoist white flag and strike its colors Prohibition When Kentucky gives in we can march right to Wellington and Mother Stewart without a corporals guardcan raise the cold water flagon the dome of the capitol I have means enough to sup port my family without a cent profit from but I have of not enough while keepingmy children at expensive schools to able to lose money on the Blade I need a mailing machine and must have it Its a ground hog I am going to buy it if it comes out of my pocket I am responsible for 5000 a year to the State Prohibition Executive- sCommittee and I am keeping it aid up This is the third winter have worn a five dollar overcoat have bought only one pair pf five ollar breeches this year and thats the clothes I am going to buy Thats the kind of a hair pin I am peoplefnchiding er and do not pay me a cent for They are going to the devilof course but I have to wait until a judgment day to get even with I am going to send their a to them in hell made out asbestos Bro Neals joining with me in as the business management of the lade does not add any money to concern He is as poor as turkey He had to lean upa the fence to gobblesIf you dont want with the mailing send 100 for the Rational ViewJ you will find out somethingt about the Bible that the preachers I wont tell you They dont know would not tell you if they did JBladeesamegChalolion and tomans Suffrage r Bronloii on Lexington Morals Hon C J Bronston delivered an address in Lexington Monday night for the benefit of the City School Library Association It was understood that his subject was to be the morals of Lexing on and a large audience greeted him The press gave the follow ingsynopsis of the address Mr Bronston drew with a master hand a picture of the demoralization and vice ofthe day drawing their origin and development to the innate selfiishness and greed of man and made a strongappeal to his audience to work for reforms in public senti ment reforms that would acIcomplishresults that could never be wroght by the strong arm of the law unless it was upheld and sustained by public opinion That crime should be looked upon a crime and punished as such there persontpuniahchwealthyand prosperous breeder who was countenancing and tak ing part ivher- thousands of dollaras changed hands was excused because it was claimed that the pool selling en couraged the trading of horses Public opinion must be edu toted to the point ofrecogniza tion that crime was crime and as such should be punished With a beautiful tribute to the purity and religious sentiment of Ke- tucky women he appealed to them to take the lead in the re generation of mankind and by an overwhelming public sentiment- e as impossible for the youth of the land as it is now for the girls to enter the saloons and haunts of vice r r Ifat There are some very good things in Mr Bronstons address but there are also some wretchedly bad things for a man who is in earnest for reformghesitate about putting down one evil because there are some others which he can not put down or about educating public opinion when public opinion has already been crystiallized into a law which officers will not enforce then we believe it is time to begin have some doubts about good faith It is barley possible that the reports do not do Mr Bronston full We hope for his sake they do not for everybody who knows him knows he has abundance of capacity to understand the issue and the of every good citizen in regarc to them and they hope to see him on the right side The Louisville Times says Statesman Bronston took the belle as the Bluegrass region Lexington by the hand last night and pointed if he didnt lead the way out of the labyrinth of impurity in Blbecan not be eridicated lawasaid the leader of the tate tutional Convention but ifwe will all be good little boys and girls and withdraw the patronagen from these bad will perish for lack ofsustenance tlthesimple and effective a remedy was never thought of before Its as easy as lifting yourselfover the fence by the straps of your bootsg t All of the above is from theitJessamine Journal Hon C J Bronston is one of of the brightest intellects in the state Kentucky and as soon as he can get the courage of his convictions he will be a champion of Woman Suffrage and Prohibition The blood is in him to do it His w grandfather and mine preached to the same religion and when his grandfather was a very oldh preacher and I was a very one we stood in the same pulpits As the leader of the Convention the liquor traffic and the distillers He was one of the three or four who lis tened like a gallant gentleman to what the ladies asked of the convention He had more brains than all the rest of the convention put together and the Blade is on record- as having said it at the time He is coming coming comings the angels clear the wayand when he gets there there will Je hell roaring time Hes a true blue Campbellite and hates Presbyterianism as much I do The bums and some preacheraand hymnbook fellows as had it all fixed up that Bronston was to kill me here about a year but when he and McGarvey to chumming it I am not- cared like Iwas I would 100000 of my own pocket and run he risk of having somebody to it up to me to have him announce himself as a Prohibitionist There is no one man in Amerc who today could do as much Prohibition As soon as he the word Lexington is lor Prohibition as soon as Lexington oes Kentucky goes and then goes so goes th Union As soon as Charlie Bronsto- confesses with his mouth what h believes with his heart and with his brain that Prohibition andI Woman Suffrage are the twins as Mrs Henry calls them that are to save this country he can button that Prince Albert across his breast and set his head back lik blue ribbon horse and wall right over Billy Silvertongue an Bill Owens and Jim Mulligan men as McGarvey and Mathews and Rucker and Josiah Harris and George Bain andI Beauchampand suchwomen as Mrs Henry and Miss Laura Clay and Mrs Nield baby and all would take the stump for him and there would be the man who could gracefully wear the mantle the dead Henry Graddy At that black mark I raisedmy window to look down on a brass band that were march ing below its They belonged to a theatrical company that plays Ten nights in a bar room In Lexington nigMIe me on Bronstons turning Prohibitionist There wont be any use for the Blue Grass Blade when he batdting too fat to work Now I am going to tell you something I expect to live to se seeaan t just as Cassius M Clay saw sla veryoverthrown and like him be able to retire to my farm life and be able to say I have seen the travail of my soul and shall be satisfied or to say with old Siraconf Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace f mine eyes have seen thy salva tion A man once gave an Irishman a 1f duckegg and told him itwas a game chicken egg The Irishman waited anxiously through the process to see how his ame chicken would look When gArohimliked his chicken The Irishman had looked at its feet He said he did not know how it would fight but that all hell could not up trip it Thats the matter with Prohi Democratic rooster is great on the crow The Republican eagle is great on the soar and scream but Prohibition like that Irishmans fighting chicken stands- on t a footing thatuall hellcant up trip J F in TIle Transcript Wants Woman Suffrage An article in the Lexington Transcript seems intended to show that Lexington is not so naughty Rev Prof McGarvey hasde clared it but closes with an up peal for Woman Suffrage as fol lows The whisky traffic is another that he tackled Crusade crusade has been it throughout the civilivworld for ages legislation has stepped in and taken a hand for itst and has failed as sig ally as the utterance of preachers and temperance lecturers There is but one solution of great question and that is the enfranchisement of the women When the right of suffrage Js conferred upon them then may we to battle successfully the evil and curse that ever affected the human family As long as there is so muchcap al in the manufacturer andsale intoxicants and as longas our legislators area merchantable article we can never hope to do away with the liquor traffic The only hope lies in woman With the right of suffrage here would have a formidable foe liquor There would be no desolate homes no heartbroken and mothers The t g sight of drunken men reelingt n the streets distressedwives children would be a thing of the past and when crime poverty and want rear their hort ridcrests we would find crime minished p happy homes bright eyed children and prosperity and universal liappiiiees instead of ruin want poverty and drunkenness JF Taking the Advantage of me C RRALTONKY Dec 21 91 MrC C Moore DEAR SIRIam well pleased with your paper would you do ifII were editing a Prohibition paper Inclosed find one dollar ifyou will send it for one dollurif not discontinue it Yours If you were editing a Prohibi tion paper and I should treat as you are doing me you woulH get mad You know the price my paper is 200 a year to welltodo people and 1JOa year to poor men If you hau simply said to me that you were a poor man you would have been just as welcome to it for 100 as 200eBut if you arc a poor man and andn100eI don t like you and if you are a richman you can not my per for 199 I have givenyou the benefit of the doubt and sent you a receipt for the paper for one year for one dollar Unless myepapcrto come to you a year ddollar you arc beating me out of If you are not willing to com plywith my terms let me knowI and I will return your money and stop the paper 11ELIGIOVS DEBATE Rev J WIIugliesand Elder W J IIoivc to Meet at Wilniorc For some days there have been rumors of a religious debate at Wilmore and the reports are at last confirmed Rev J W Hughes of the Methodist church and Elder W J Howe of the Christian church oare the paiueipals and the meet ing will be at Wilmore beginning January 20 1892 at 10 a in con tinning four days The first question for debate is ag follows Affirmed that the Bible teaches that we are baptised with the- o Holy Spirit as in the days of then Apostles with the tongues of fire excepted and that it is possible to lure iu this life without actual sin J W Hughes affirms and W Howe The second question is Af firmed that the Bible teaches that the church to which W J belongs is the Christian churchI orHowe affirms and J W Hughes denies Jessamine Jour nal i 1 J i J A Thats the kind of durned stuff that makes me tired andmakes the people uskuIs life worth living And makes all sensible men wish all the churches and preach ers were at the devil So far as the moral effect of so such as that is concerned give me a prize fight two to ouev The Irony of the Transcrjptst1 Orthography A writer in the Transcript who igns himself J F fora VferagealreadyIt Broad old difference FOR PROHIBITION UNION OF FORGES Son Gideon T Stewart Opinion on thepCampaign of 02r Last month I had the pressure o Itpasting my twentythird annual vote for tire state and county ticket of the HoqGideon in Voice Our firs party vote was in October 1869 when in all the state then the first and only one where it Wall formed we pave but for our ffnber natorlal candidate Rev Samuel Scottsthen our suffrage at its highest to nearly 30000 in the state and over 800000 in tho na This party vote with the fleet organisation whioh it represents is dift fused through every county and into al mot every township of the state and atthe tact that this year it has so Will responded to the rolloall from broken ranks under very adverse cir dfoundAnother is derived from the result of that election though in favor of one of is the opposing candidates for governor a Since Win Dennison jr left the gubernatorial office in January a period of thirty years Win McKinley Jr will be the first governor of Ohio pronounced prohibition sentiments- who in his political career had dared to confront the liquor power I am weU advised that his private life and per sonal example are consistent with his public temperance record Though pbitionpolitical campaign his triumphant election by so large a plurality withothe known fact of his prohibition antecedents is isa very andp quesionbe governor of Ohio in the year A Df 1893 God reigns the world politifanstheir souls are their own The third encouraging fact Is the ublic attitude and bold united atone especially this year of Ohio Farmers Alliance the Ohio Farmers Union and oil the farmer organizations of this state against the liquor crime Our party has very special relations to and ought to be in very close sympathy with tho farmers in their political movements In the first place to say that more than threefourths of all the voters in the prohibition party are found in the farming communities Jg RteVfti g Uiot lmovuuiula there no hope in the cities Look at the late vote of only for prohibition out of 72073 in Hamilton county including the city of Cincinnati While Tam many Hull and the liquor league rule the democratic party with corrupt Machinery operating through all the groat cities and the beer congress and the mammoth corporations concentrated republIcandtlncompromiainglp those parties When 20000 farmers be sieged Boston where the standard of Kind George was unfurled and the forces held New York city all knew that the only hope for American independence was out of the pities and with the farmers So it is with every ptrytion changes the character of our cities ThV prohibition party can take but a feable hold there while all its must be with and maintained by the farmers Hence our national and state committees should hail with coming hands every movement of the farmers in the path of prohibition and seek every opportunity to combine with them while tho farmers on their part should welcome prohibitionists into open conventions with them Prohibition farmers should enter tho alliance grangos and other farmer organizatiops and influ ence them in support of prohibition A vast majority of the farmers and planters of our country from Maine to Texas and from Alaska to Florida are op traffica beea that we have written down prohibition- of the liquor crime at tho head of all our platforms principles and proceed ings as tho one great and only unit and have added other reforms in so many cyphers as if merely to catch vot t4zsand swell tho suffrage value of that conventionsMatoforms including the other reform while all through the year our party presses and orators have printed and talked only the one theme of liquor prohibi tion A merchant who once in a publishes a full list of all his wares bu through all the rest of the year con sinflestaplehis commodities Hence the illsuccess of the prohibition party i acquiring suffrage power o its solitary line of argument and endeavor Tho great lesson of this year is tho necessity of union tween theTrelative political reforms t secure governmental success for any them They are all passing the same historic tests and crises roc has pursued the same misguided policy of fighting out the political war with a single battle line formed of its special adherents against the consolidated ray of more than ten millions of votin foes It is true that every new rafo must have its missionary period to in form tho popular mind of its doctrines but with tho prohibition party that period has long since passed away Our national party organization is now within thirteen years as old as that ol the republican party yet what are their comparative records in the gov ernment What state district count or city in all the United States has the prohibition party controlled its separate vote Its first and only member of congress was elected in Minnesota last year by union with the farmers Apolitical party is formed to control elections and mand the government by placing its partisans In office Tho American a nla urn eminently nrantlMl and r + W tlent of results With them nothing succeeds like success and nothing tails like failure especially in political af fairs Only the sound moral basis and high consciencepower of the prohibi tion party could have sustained it in the long arduous struggle of years utterly barren of political results The prohibition party is formed of in thinkers sled by no rings by no organs and chained to no leaders They will think and act for by blending with other ew organizations unless held together and led forward by some reasonable hope of success in the near future Where does that hope lie Only in the Napoleonic polio of the combination Clonehen part of his forces failed to unite t the time ordered he lost Waterloo and his throne There is avery sharp analogy between military and political tactics Our greatest battle power is the press Some years ago tho proprietors of the most brilliant and potent publishedThedally edition of it in the city of New York if its weekly circulation could be o enlarged as to afford sup art for the enterprise I gavo citizens does this saloon vote consist is plain that it is larger than the number of persons engaged both di rectly and indirectly in the sale of liquor The voting strength of these any specified locality Is but a fractional per cent of the total number of toters In an entire state these men are not numerous enough to affect the In any case if voting by them without aid from others From whom does this aid come then which gives to the saloon vote its numerical strength Who compose the sometimes numerous class of citizens who show their sympathy with the liquor traffic by giving it their support the polls This is a question which has not had the attention given that it deserves at the hands of temperance men If at the polls the line were rawn with only those who are en aged in the traffic on the one hand and all other citizens on the other it plain that rum would meet with a crushing defeat every time Probably the thought of those whoso attention drawn to this point for the first time is that theallies of the loon are composed of tho low and vi claus class of men who are hangerson around the lower sort of gin mills and beer saloons But their numbers are not sufficient even when combined with the votes named above to giver the voting strength that the saloon die lays far too often when it is menaced legislation The real strength of the saloon not nly at the polls but in the community in a more or less numerous class of eople who belong to the category of respectable citizens They do not want the saloons abolished nor Interfered with in any way They are the backbone of the saloon vote and they are a large factor in public opinion relJulatlveSunday closing laws or other statutes of that nature It is obvious that a saloon cannot long exist unless it has patronage AS soon as it ceases to be profitable it is closed To be profitable it must have Inenough customers to make it so They must be men who have money which they are willing to spend over tho bar It is these respectable drinkers who keep up the saloons it is they who give the saloon their moral support it heywhQjLTO largely jaapniiihlp for the evasion or open defiance of rev strictive or prohibitory laws and it is they who must be largely brought over to the support of temperance legislation in any community before it will or can be made thoroughly effective for the purpose it was designed tj fect V There is no use of prohibitory legislation so long as this element is at all numerous in a community Wlth it3 tacit encouragement the law will be efied or evaded according to the of this element of opposition The work which must be the initial effort of friends of prohibition must be an educational one with this very class for its objective point We know this is and unpleasant It is so much easier for your professional agitator to stand in a pulpit or on a latform before an audience which sympathizes with him and abuse voters because they do not abjure their political affiliations and join the political prohibitionists It is sweet to eive the incense of applause from those who think in the same way it is so much easier and pleasanter than to go to a man and in a Christian spirit endeavor to lead him to see tho error of his ways But this work even if unpleasant is the first in line if wo are to be successful in tho effort to pulverize the rum power Toledo Blade PROHIBITION NOTES MoKEEsrorT Pa increased the prohibition vote from 51 in to in 1801 THE prohibition vote in Grove City Pa is the democratic 48j republican Tan attitude of the republican party on the liquor question is very prom ising writes a correspondent That has been the trouble with It for years N Y Voice we hereby bind ourselves to vote for no candidate for the legislature or for congress who is in favor of high or low license for the manufacture and sale of Intoxicatlngdrlnks Norwegian and Danish M E Conference RETURNS of the prohibition party vote from counties of Nebraska to givetcourt 4709 votes as against 8587 forrfor governor Pennsylvannla were cast for auditorgeneral and 748 for state treasurer The prohlbU linguaofor againsth canhtor governor year WHAT a bulldog fight that prohibi tion party is making anyway Year stflgearnhibit a tenacity fuL Grand Rapids Democrat The maintenance of ranks unbroken is in Itself a victory and it will bring suc teasN Y Voice Neradd at Work The Nevada prohibition state confer agoypledged the y mitts its untiring cooperation for the campaign of The state committee planned and commenced a fund to used for immediate work in the atat Nevada will nominate complete state prohibition tickets in tho future and will work for her share ot the one tail voters agreements f0r ourpreslAeu candidate oAt iiII A d Ult1 Go To FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT IN- LOTHES UNDERWEAR HOSIERY NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS Lk GLOVES COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PRICES AI WA- YSMIILLR Bnia Corner Main and Broadway JOHN T MILLERVV f WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN iHARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS 1CUTLERY7 LEXINGTON iKYU THE PRICES MAKKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATS SHOESETC S our Show Windows tell their own tale Bear in mind that ou 1 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 r iTREAT EVERYBODY RIGHT I 19at21 MAIN BETWEEN MULL AND BROADWAY D H BEATTY m r Fencing ContractorR tJKeeps constantly on hand ing Material Gates and PostsITHE FARjVTERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE J and will contract to build Bastard Post and Rail and Plank Fences He tcL keeps also Locust Chestnut and Oak bored posts and Locust Chestnut Plank Gate Posts of all grades Also T Rail Farm GatesIWood and Iron longlater and all classes of walk Gates Also Fencing Plank and Flat Rails Terms Cash inside of30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked ac counts IDj J HIWIHL SONr Undertakers and Embalmers CHARGES REASOXTABLEB- Oflice Telephoneil23 Residence Telephone 21a RESIDENCE 44 Barr Street one squarejnorth of Phoenix Hotel from Limestone to Wal- nutKID 8z GI2AVES DEALERS IN Ornamental BroIlZe and Plain Hardware CVTLEIT GUNS AMU1TITIO1T MANTELS TAN G Ei TILING Carpenters and Blacksmiths Tools Rope Chain Belting Pumps Churns Scales Coal Vases and llods Fire Bird Cages and House Furnishing Goods Barbed andfJand Smooth Wire and ReadyMixed Paint SEEDe56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 ki Jfti P 5 tilzid j i JliJr II iUpijI r f J I I I44 g k It i ffff A Woman Mayorfor lexington n The Blue Grass Blade which is w cuttinga clean wide swath and Is read bymore people who do not pay for it than any paper in the country says Lexington needs a woman Mayor In view of the expose going on in that 10 cality now we think so too According to their own showing it will take more than swing corners withcandidates or political par ties to effect a politicalspring cleaning in the to be the educational center of the State We know several educated levelheadedchristian women in Lexington who have executive ability courage and determina tion enough to place their hand on the municipal helm and run the craft out of the slough of im morality and corruption iuto the clear waters and mor ality Under such a reign fathers and mothers could rest easy be cause of the safeguards that would be thrown around their children If the city really wants a better state of things nominate and elect a good and able woman and thewill get it in short order Clarion d x Charles Moore editor of that dry Journal the Lexington Blade is as fearless as a liont His enemies to down but he wont down This isasample of his typographical worm wood This country is thoroughly over run by a horde of roughs and toughs and bummers and thugs as Southern Europe wnsj overrun by the Goths and T daIs Political thieves andreligious hypocrites are as thick as flies in dog days and what we need is bold open defiance and opposition to these fellowsThe Qwensboro Inquirer How I Manage My Sunday School Class I ExPreacher Charley Moore of the Blue Grass Blade claims to beI equal to any theologian in the world and to know everything in the Bible but says that Barab bas a murderer was crucified with Jesus Our Bible says that Barabbas was a robber and that Pilate released him as was the Jewish custom It is more than probable that Barabbas was one of crucifyingourLoriJ thieves crucified with Jesus are not known so far as we know Moose probably qtcsfroma Re ipjiiiltd version He will have to canf his revision farther andre vise vhis theology Kentuckian Citizen You are a dear good old boy Bro Craddock Come around at Christmas and you shall have a BrttfcWgtfrifllge and a stocking Itlicandy in it but you cant go up head because Miss Ham- iltonI of Lexington caught on first andwanted to know about that Barabbas business The girls are always aheadof the boys you know I make these little mistakes every now and then just to keep it you all watching and to show P 1f you that even a great theologian is not always to be trusted and that you must search the Scrip tures daily whether these things are soActs 1711 Now I am going to a tion to the whole class preachers l and all and will send the Blue Grass Blade for one year to the I man that answers first and then I will get even bybetting you that the first man that answers will be a woman again The question is What were the names of the two men that were crucified with Jesus They are givenas authorita tively to and to me as the name of Barabbas is given in the canonic Testament as bein i the robber who was released i 0 You will have to find un Apocry Sphal New Testament i i tffollowing was written by a Lexington lady Editor ofBlade It is Reported i P That the Periodical Club is a good thing the Kentucky Centennial is an assured success That a new Municipal party is forming in Lexirfgton That Dcnnis Mulligan since he went into the farewell business J with Mary Anderson and Patti c has sold more of his fortyyear old whisky in six months than s he did before in twenty years That the School Journal meets the long felt and that its Christ tmns number containing the por traits of twenty prominent Ken tucky ladies will show rusty 1 old spear people how The thoughts of women widen With the process of the suns i That Kentucky is the worlds tattle ground of Prohibition That the Prohibitionists of Lexington are for the frayaud themselves with p ballots with Blades That certain editors who dub their Prostitutes DogsViialism I i r i 1 i i f That the Beauties and Re stored Invalids should extermi presshotures That a committee of tender hearted ladies will wait on the t ditor of the B G B to entreat him in the name of humanity to let up on poor Billy Silvertongue That the Reverend gentleman whose sensational address before the Y M C A broke the con spiracy of silence and defied the social hush was boosted to the effort by the Blue Grass Blade on one side and the Boston Arena on the other That thn friends of Judge Keen say he cut his political fingers a little bit when he undertook to handle a blade on the brick pave ments of Main street That pistols aud pens arc notI equal weapons in the code du ello That we are all immortal till our work is done That Bill Nye declares that the man who wants to refuse whisky without a must through nightThat of Lexing ton are talking ofstarting chil LyceumThat about pretty type writers arc getting stale that these are mainly honest women working for an honest living in an honest way and thatI he twaddle about them is simply uncalled for insulting and disgust ins That Santa Claus is in town That the pop com stands are doing a good business That Lexington is an Athens That we should believe nothing we hear and only half of what we see OMEG- AVersiill s Clarion Sold The Versailles Clarion has been CaptWilliamGibson of Versailles who takes control at once The Clarion was started by Frederick W who met his death recentlylD such sadand tragic manner on the engine of a C and E I rail road train while reporting for the Chicago Inter OceanJess mine Journal Mr Gibson is a gentleman whom I am glad to claim as a relative He isn Heidelburg University man and scholarly He is a brother of United Stat sSenator Gibson Mississippi and a brother of Col Hart Gibson of Lexington He is politically a Democrat t but I think is in sympathy with some of the modern reforms It is to be hoped that in this regard he will the high standard that1 the Clarion has on coming into his hands Reduced halos Reducedrates on the certificate plan have been granted by the Queen Crescent for the following occasions For rates etc apply to agents Meeting of the National Brick Manufacturers Association al Washington D C January 12th Convention of Womans Suffrage Association of America Washington D C January 17th to 21st National Burial Case Association at Atlanta Ga January 2Gth to 30th Says Rev Prof MQarvey is a Hell Rattler CYNTIIIANA KY Dec 1891 FRIEND MOORE This is to in form you that if you can send me a bundle of Blue Grass Blades containing the sermon of J W McGarvey on Horseracing the Liquor traffic Whoredom and Corruption in the city of Lexing ton I will take great pleasure in distributing them where they will do goodBy you not lhink the reverend gentleman a hell rat tling snollagoster on old Lexing ton Hes a veritable Kioodler I believe and if we had p few more men made out of the same stuft composing his composition wed make the proprietors of the murder mills in the dark and bloody ground quake in their boots A hip and a hurrah forMcGar vey Hes got convictions and isnt afraid to express them A WILLIAMSON I told the preachers some time ago that if they would quit preach ing about these old chestnuts like faith repentance baptism falling from grace final perseverance of the saints total depravity election and reprobation foreordination transsubstantiation damnation trinity Sabbath sin against the Holy Ghost Immaculate Conception resurrection inspiration Bob Ingersolland the devil and go to preaching things that we couldsee and understand about and see what good could come out of it we would have churches crowded full of people Some of the preachers are doing so and they arc packing the houses full fi ft rp of men only the women having heretofore made much the larger part of the audiencesIIf every man thec house would get up and march anyhingling Babies the preachers would soon quit itsIf any preacher or priest in Lexington any of these great practical questions such as thet liquor traffic woman suffrage teries bagnios gambling horse racing the duty of the press matrimony divorce capital and laborI diet womens dress dancing baseball honesty in business the Chicago fair and other such and discuss them from the Christian standpoint just as some ministers are now doing Protestant and Catholic Jews and infidels men andwomen would all go to church together Wants to Swap Some of HerI Christianity fbrSonie of My Heathenism CLEVELAND 0Dec 14 1891 Editor Blue Grass Blade DEAR SrnSome one sent me your paper two or three months and then I sent you 1 and I can youIfI am editing The Ohio W C T U Messenger in exchange for yours you may continue to send it otherwise not I am a firm believer in the Christian religion Christian churchianityYou but not the former I trust- Sincerely Mrs H E HAMMOND My dear madam the Blade will come right along to you and dont you send me a nickel Its a bad old state of affairs if you have to swap Christianity for heathenism and pay boot A little Free Advertisement of a Christian Womans Grub House in Lexington I have been drawing my rations for 54 years today December 20 1891 Ljiave had a dinner that consisted of three courses and a bottle ofwinedidnt drink the wine but had to pay for it all the same for 20 centimes equal to cents in American money and then I have had a dinner all to myself without any wine that cost me a gold pound sterling or sovereign equal to fi in our money I have eaten at the big hotels at Niagara before thewar when they were the most proverbially ttortlOnatCplnces As a gay and festive drummer fullmy oJ flitted from hotel to hotel ad lib itum and sucked in their sweets like a bumble bee in a clover field But the most extortionate bill I have ever paid for any grub that I ever ate was at the Womans Exchange in Lexington the other dayIts menu stated that it was by some kind of a Christian Womans organization and I went there partly because Iwanted tto help the ladies and the other myselfThewant to help that shebang I will go and give them a half and go somewhere else and buy my dinnerIt will bt about judgment day ol the day after as I will probably be busy on the first Ifever I kicked about what I had to pay for anything to eat before I now remember it I did kick and did it vigorously for I think anything that is worth doing is worth doing right and it was to a ladwho was managing She smiled complacently and said I would have to make my complaint to the lady president of the concernI not say this except that I had Imda similar experience there before I paid the most money for the least to eat that was ordinarily good with the poorest table out fit the poorest house and the ugliest and blackest female Afri cans to wait on me that I have como across in a pretty broad gas tronomic experience This is no a paid TEMPERANCE NOTES PAWNED HIS BEARD FOR DRINK now Tom and Jerry Spoiled a Thanki giving and liroka an Engagement When I first came to Kansas City some twelve years ago said a mission man to two or three friends who were enjoying a cigar in his office the other day one of the first young fellows I met here was Jim McNcrney That wasnt his name but I call him Jim because his name was John and McNerney is near enough hib name that those who knew him at all easily recognize him by the story I about to telL I havent thought of Jim before for a longtime and the way Ihappened to think of him today the day before Thanksgiving is that this little inci dent happened on a Thanksgiving day As you all know we dont usually get much cold weather hero before Thanksgiving and many of us who came from the east and were in th habit of making Tom and Jerry Thanksgiving drink wore apt not to be able to find it on tap at the usual places where such drinks are dispensed on that But on this particular Thanksgiving we had had a few dav r t 1ti t n ui com ncatner vntn snow just pre nous and on cqming down to the office fter breakfast I thought I wouldstop at Bishop Christies and son if ouldnt find a fresh bowl of the steam- Ing decoction Sure enough occupying the place of honor in the center of the bar was the big bowl of golden custard and I was just about to drink down a liberal sized mug when who walk in but Jim Now Jim was considerably addicted to the flowing bowl In fact ho noted for getting hilariously oxicated and kicking In the office door and demolishing things g After each of these sprees enemllY1 register a solemn oath never again and just so sure proper time came around ho would do the same thing over again Well as I said in came Jim and of course I had to invite him to drink which he did with great gusto and as was his usual custom ho struck me for a dollar for Jim was constitutionally broke I gave him a dollar and went out and thought no more about him About midnight just after I had returned from a little whist party the door bell rang and 1 was called to the door There I confronted a big policeman who told me that a friend of mine by the name of McNerney had been arrested for creating a disturb ance and wanted me to come down and bail him out At first I was in dined to let him stay there but know IngUhe didnt show up at his office in the morning he would lose his job I concluded I would go dcwn When I got to the station I was shown to the cell where he was locked upfast asleep by this time and I went in to wake him When he stood upI finally and looked at me I didnt recognize him When I had seen him in the morning he wore a full beard and long curly hair but now he was clean shaven and his hair was clipped as closely as jailbird tookhim upstairs deposited fifteen dollars for his fine and took him out in the air and proceeded to sober him up When he had regained his senses sufficiently to talk him what was the matter Tom and Jerry was all the an swer 1 could get out of him for a long time Finally I got his story It appears he had spent his dollar in short order setting up Tom and Jerrys to himself and some chance acquaintances Then he wandered into somo other place where they were keeping open house and giving a Tom and Jer ry to everyone who came in Jim got one and then wanted another which was refused him on the grounds that he had already been treated So the thought occurred to him to go to a barber sHop where ho had credit and have his beard shaved off so disguis ing himself that he could get another drink The plan worked to a charm Then he went back and had his mustache shaved off On this new face he got another Tom and Jerry and then he was stuck But no another brit liant thought struck him and back he goes again and soon the clippers had made his curly head as smooth as a billiard ball Going up to his office and drawing oa skull cap ho went back and worked the place foe a third bowl Ho had literally pawned his Jerrylwell satisfied with himself and by some illluck remembering that he was invited out to eat turkey at the homo of his betrothed started out there His girl failed to recognize his smooth face and shaven head and upon his persisting in explaining who he was her father called a policeman nd jjadidmjrprt tl ci InnaticT1 iidthit wasnt anr Inrfor him until the turkey was cold tho young lady was so mad she refused even accept his apologies and Jim is an old bachelor today Kansas City StarIrxperimentR In thoTreatnia t or Drunk noess Without Medicine Hypnotism or hypnotic suggestion is being employed by physicians of stand ling in England and on the continent as a cure for drunkenness and the opium habit In some of the hospitals of Paris it has come to be quite usual to throw patients suffering from alcoholism and especially from lirium tremens into hypnotic sleep as the quickest and safest way ofIchecking their ravings and it has found that in most such cases itha been possible to prevent the return of l the violent symptoms by prohibition fcrmaticallyhavehypnotism been studied that a regular course of procedure has been laid out which is followed as carefully as would be the case in tho administration of any accepted remedy Prof Bcrnheims definition of hyp notism is The induction of a psychi cal condition in which the subjects susceptibility to suggestion and ability to act upon it are enormously creased Sometimes the subject is in a sound sleep sometimes in a half waking state and often in full posses sion of the senses and the intelli gence Sometimes this state induced but more often it is proclueei by some mysterious influence of anoth er on the nervous system of the sub ject Suggestion is a familiar enough phenomenon The contagionof laugh ter or tears is a common example an r the acts of everybody in their uoripa condition are guided by it to an extent not usually realized From this con trol of suggestion over the acts o thi most selfpossessed of individuals t rsI the domination of the idea tto the subject deep in hypnotic sleep progress is regular for the differ once is of degree and not oftkihd Some writers go so far as to class ill impulse to action which comes without to suggestion and assert that all that portion of mankind who lack that selfreliance and selfsufficiency which is the possession of only the few are all their lives led by suggestions Men who yield easily to thej mpta tion to drink are especially victims of auggestion and as a rule hypnotic subjects and their cure consists in fix In in their minds the suggestion to ab Istain in the place of the suggestion to indulgeIn the of cure is te hypnotize the patient and tell him r firmly as possible that he has lost his desire for stimulant and that ho must itla y 1on hypnotism cites a number of easel from hospitals in several European cities and from the private practice of physicians where cases of dipsomania of long standing have been cured Somo cases wore received in delirium tremens others in bad stages of alcoholism and others who had been vIe tims of the habit for years but so far as known the cure in all cases was pe rI hasJanother list of cases some of them reoinI imtieiit tnc nypnous state was orrm cicnt to enforce the suggestion of abstinence permanently while in others o the permanency of this impression has only been secured after some weeks ofs such treatment In all these cases cited by Dr Tuckey the suggestion was made that alcohol was poison and that the subject loathed it and that loathing has continued Interesting inferences mav l drawn from these experiments that dipsomania is a disease nro i by the will of the p1 led Ilklardscure it be that in some mysterious way the i will of the subject is reehforced by the will of the hypnotizer Another reference is that the permanence ofu these suggestions is the principal guaranty of the pexinnnence of the cure and that if the hypnotizer will It or a stronger influence be brought to bear on the patient he may relapse But it is to be said that relapses are possible under any circumstances and thatso these reported hypnotic cures have been permanent Springfield Republican FOUND BY THE WAYfEnglish member of parliament IAN that asa result of the drinking of the parents 55000 children go to school each morning unfed inventor of the railroad for twentyfive years would not allow liquors to be sold on the DatiIIn ten Stockton railway temperance people want to parish the man who gives the drink It is all right of course but what the matter with punishing the manJ who is given to drink asks a clergy manN Y Tribune now W lOWLAND of Torontob states that the consumption eating liquors amounts to gallons a head in England 12 to in the halted States and only 4K gallons in the Dominion of Canada RUSSIA most people are accustomed- to regard as a very cold country and so it is in the northern region but it has a large area in the southern part ol the temperate zonq It will surprise many to learn that it has an area of vineyards amounting to about 458250 acres the average yield of wine from them bcing55300000 gallons of which rather more than half is grown in the Caucasus tin J W BEVINS of Glasgow with the largest model lodginghouse in the world and also the superintendent oi another Glasgow model lodging says that almost every case ho had ioms across of men who had fallen from good positrons to inhabiting the lodg inghouse was caused by drink and il the public houses were only closed the homes might be closed too for there would soon be but little need of them TOE barrooms in Wiliimantic Conn have been closed after fifteen consecutive years of business but some of the keepers will retain their old stands for a year awaiting the outcome of the next vote on the license question One will become an undertaker an other a druggist anothers dealer in boots and shoes and a few will move out of town In the meanwhile the legal sale of liquor is to be continued linger the supervision of a town agent antI seven druggists the Orders of Regulations for poldiersof the Salvation Army nd the following relating to total testoence The use of intoxicatiulJ Ticae inti1mstevery vtfrid has now bgcome a source of evil ausinff indescribable misery and tom oral ruin The only course to be taken for personal safety with regard f strong drink is to abstain entirely prom its use If not used at all itcan hot bo taken to excess o person cap be or continue a Salvation Army sol ier who takes intoxicating liquors- A soldier at Omaha Web recsntly drew eight hundred Uollars for his five years services ip jo and bought a ticket for Phil Stelphia intending to start east in the rrttornoon when he fell into the hands ota hotel runner who induced him to e4nknndvisit some low dives At the en the oxsoldier turned up Qead broke It was afterward as ccrtaincd that the victim had a w- i1uie children in Philadelphia and at he had saved his entire five yean wages for the purpose of establishing himself in some business THE late Mr Florence never aspired io be a temperance lecturer but he gave some excellent advice to topers If you must drink said he buy a gallon whisky at a time and make your wife the barkeeper When you are dry give her fifteen cents for a drink and when the whisky is gone she will rave after paying for it six dollars and seventyfive cents left and every gallon thereafter will yield the sam profit This money she should put away so that when you have become sn inebriate unable to support your and shunned by every respectable your wife may have money 18clf to keep you until your time to fill a drunkards grave some practical philosophy for HtoFctpilliillB TION INOTHING LIKE SUCCESS TlToMbitloa to lie Achieved Only by roUt If lest Action Nothing succeeds like success Buj ill our successes are dependent qur etandards High moral standards lire indispensable requisites bra successful civilization Character can not be a Teal or permanent success unless it is basod and btTllt on virtue and mornl heroism A moral war to be successful must have heroic determined unremitting perseverance In the line of duty there societyImoral encounter in our effort for success la the treacherous apathy of respectable citizens and n striking illustration 9i this treason nt present time is founI in the perfidious silence regarding the horrors produced by alcoholic poisons and especially whpro our influent la most potentat the ballotbox There is no denying the fact that the most prolific source of vice and crime the great defiler of our religion the destroyer of industry the peril to our homes and the great hindrance in way of material progress is the liquor traffic The supreme court of the United States and the judges all over the land combine in denouncing this poison of alcohol as most dangerous curse and worst enemy of the people And all intelligent people lcnow this The great difficulty we have to meet and overcome in our war on this deadly traffic is the guilty complicity of re gpcctablo voters including the many cowardly apathetic ministers and church members who under the garb of religion are responsible for the sanction hat the crime of liquorsell Lug gets through their political action aB tills attitujjo q the oburcJj and the 3r G 7 CA tne question met comomea patri tic effort for entire prohibition in order to achieve any real or permanent in suppressing any legalized are some noble exceptions The magnanimity and heroic attitude of many ministers and church members are truly grand yet many church members are sadly delinquent andare o be justly condemned for complicity this wicked traffic With bland professions of reform these accessories to the crime of liquor selling present tho most formidable barrier to success by screening with their Silence the heinous character of this business especially in heir political party relations and this s mostly done with a pretense of re striction while giving it justification with the bribe ofa license Summed p in Christs words they pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin and have omitted the weightier matters of law politics In this way through silence in the churches the apathy among respectable citizens and the outrageous perversion of law secured through votes they put in the ballotbox the liquor traffic receives indorsement and the liquor most effective encouragement or their diabolical business This couragement amounts to a vile treasonable complicitytreason to our homes treasonjto our religion treason io all the best interests of society a treason that has no equal for its enormity in its moral turpitude as wellas its terrible results While this colossal curse the traffic n alcoholic poisons is undoubtedly the greatest evil and destructive public nuisance ever allowed to exist in a civ ilized community while many wives mothers children and indeed tho whole country are suffering and groaning under the burden of its horrible atroci that the people should be so obliv us of their duty so apathetic and so willing to screen this monstrous wrong with their votes is terrible reflection on their moral insensibility and crimi nal inhumanity nut what can be done about this crime of liquor selling Who are sponsible for these horrors produced by alcoholic poisons More especially how is the peoples moral sense to be awakened to their responsibility in this matter These are the greatand all important questions now before the world which can only be settled by the just and effective condemnation by laws enacted for prohibition and this can only come through the political tion of the people crystallized into a patriotic religions duty and never in the history of our country was this moral heroism and patriotic duty more absolutely essential than now What liquordealers want more than anything else is the sanction of a license as a justification for their in famous business and as this license is entirely dependent on the will and sanction of voters political action on this question is what they most dread For what do the liquor fraternity care shout the moral aspect of this question All they want is to be let alone with their cpntrol of the politics of the ple The combined determined opposition that we have to encounter from the liquordealers fortified by the appetites the prejudice and selfish interests of the people therefore makes it Indispensable that we should have conscientious political party prohibition and this party action must not be spasmod ic or intermittent but continuous termined political effort for its entire suppression As the liquorSealers to protect their vile business are now so thoroughly combined and intrenched in politics and both of the old parties are committed to their interests a new combina tion in a party with brave patriotic determined political party action is the only practical method for securing pro hibition of their vicious appeal to the appetites and passions of the people Our zeal enthusiasm and desires for the good of our country the anxiety we have for the sanctity of our homes our religion and every effort of our mental and moral activities must be brought into requisition to throttle this monster vice of licensed liquorselling and this must be done by the strong arm of law faithfully enforced whiah means party politics nothing more nothing less Moral suasion preaching prayers or even our most earnest entreaties will be like oil thrown on a conflagration unless they are followed up with Intelligent and determined use of our politi cal opportunities In onnection with the prohibition ballot for it is only votes that will count in making law that will reach this national curse Therefore the vote that we put in the ballotbox must be the embodiment our principles the condensed thought and conclusions an enlightened conscience zealous for the utter annihilation of this colossal enemy of our country- Liquordealers know that the apology for their murderous business must sist of subtle strategies or some delu sire panacea They want the people to believe that all the evil results of this traffic must be regarded as dental and that no one is responsible so they say You must not interfere with the peoples rights We are opposed to sumptuary laws that needlessly interfere with personal liberty we must have liberty to cat and drink what we please All you need is some reasonable restrictions bnt especially you must not make political capital out of itPolitics mu t not be brought into the church or pulpit they say Party polities must bo left to party politicians this is a nonpartisan question and sides radical prohibition does not hibit These are some of the many mislead ing arguments and delusive pretexts that the liquor dealers their dupes and allies always use to justify and cover up their nefarious designs tho whole plan and purpose being a vile conspiracy to cheat and deceive the people with cowardly sophistry about individual rights and especially to lceep 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 sanction this horrible traffic with a license But license is the essence of compromise and also includes sanction and complicity and if we have not the moral courage to resist the insidious tendency to acquiesce in nonpartisan popularthere is little hope for conscientious conviction on the awful consequence liquorbuinesspression This monster curse and fraud on the community therefore can only be overcome 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 complicity no concession no tolerationI no no della quency at the ballotboxW Jennings Domorest 1 H W ALDENBUEG ARCHITECT and STJFERXITTEXTIDAITT i 161 West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J R SCOTT I VICTOR BOGA- ERTREPAIRING AND l Manufacturer of Jewelry 15 East Short Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ESTABMSHEDJS33 EItAM SHAW Wholesale and Retail Dealer inCHls CApS FaNcy Fura t GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Ytiliscs Umbrellas tc No IS East MsiiiOSlreet LEXINGTON It1 The SP Gross Artificial Stall e and Paving Company Office and Warerooms Nos 131133 135 E 6th St LEXINGTON KYLayers of Cement Work Artificial Stone Sidewalks Diamondwalk Plain Flagging Malt Houses Slaughter Houses Ice Houses Cellars Any kind of Tiling laid Vlses Carriage Steps and Cistern iTops Lawn Walks and Pavements a specialty All kinds of GutterfiaggingSewerDealers in all kinds of Sand English and German Portland Cement etc PlasterParis and Lime guaranteedTheS P GItOSSJGcneral Manager Paiigieps Materials aud Supplies Having dissolved partnership with L P Young Jr this is to notify my old patrons and friends that Iwill individually continue my business at No9 NORTH ROADWAY in this city And will keep on hand a hill supply of Painters Materials nnnaistlnOf of Glass nrJa ITlrnoVina and everything in that Department I will contractto do House Painting in the most approved style and will furnish bids on short notice M No BASS r Great 5nCents1Jn1lf DollaSIr OF CLOTH liraW e are going1 to make some improve ments in our store room after Janu ary 1st The contract is signed and sealecwith the contrators conse quently we are compelled to sell our stock or pack it away We prefef selling it at a sacrifice Nothing re served 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 corner for 100 and throwing in a watch just to show his generosity needs watching Bunco Steerera RazzleDazzle Tricksters and Green goods sharps always promise great returns for small investments Intelligent minds are on to the racket and take no stock in any such humbug gory Tis value that they want One hundred cents worth of goods for one hundred cents in cash is what we give the people But at this sale one hundred cents worth at 50c on the Dollar Every article in our establishment is ticketed at the lowest price possible ThQ 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 bo pleased with our garments and satisfied with the matchless values we offer LOUIS 4 GUS STRAUS LEADING CLOTHIERS Lexington Ky t r