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BLUE GRASS BLADE rVol II No 29 YearnThe Blade wants 5OOOOO to Reduce its Subscription Price to 8100 I ittTseccivod an ale6an t I 3r AugustaPlZf anditthe heels of the sicklstuiithat Prof Nelson wrote in replyor minor replyto Rev 1ylc arvey but so many things are ahead of it that it will appear only when It is somewhat out of date CIf the Prohibitionists and 35oman Suftragists and moralists of this state will furnish the paperincan make a paper that will beat the New Yoni Voice and I wontI do anything but write just efncfugh genIthey want to help the causeI but 500000 and Iwant you to have your own tress hiIexpenses of the paper I would like for you to pay me 5000 a monthnow and 7500 a month which is the most I ever got for Ithinkwill do it without one single cent of pay if yon say the proceeds of the paper will not I have all the printing outfit that I want except a mailing mat chine that costs about 6200 and willI furnish this in addition to my labor I have to watch my farm to make a living for my family and myselfand I can not do that d a attend to the business part of myf paper and the literary part and the pnrrpA ndcuce that it fll vo yes all at the same time- X need somebody to attend to the business and mechanical partC ofit forme- The price of jay paper is the draw back on It is the onl one in the United States charges more than a dollars Joinlpeople and 100 for poor peo pIe andget along with it and ex jct to do so Such gentlemen a Profi deHoode and Dr Coleman say I ought to chargethe firt says 400 and the latter 500 for it Thats all nice and compli it mentary and gentlemen of their means would pay that for it but there are the great masses ot the ImuchRev Cutler of Richmond Va- s you have seen regrets that th Blade has not ten thousand readers and yet you have latelyt seen that a gentleman right herein Kentucky took ten Prohibition papers and had just for the firat time seen the Blade a few da itIandletter sending me the money for it I can give you the names of the decent Democrats who have said they would rather have the Blade than all the other papers in togetherf poor man and never has voted anything b i the Democratic ticket in his li toldme he would rather pay a year for the Blade than to get Cincinnati Enquirer for 100 That the Blade has made more Prohibition voters you know be cause I have printed their nam in the Blade to that effect Lexington is the citadel of the whisky influence of the world to day I do notsay it as any boast but I say it because the business interest of the Prohibition par make it advisable that I shou thankingGodthing but the Spartan handful Prohibitionists who have stood the Blade have the liquor traffic in Lexington on the hip now are bound to down it if the Prohibition from all over the United States but princi pally from Kentucky help through the Blade to w these Lexington Prohibitionists sayIts good sign thatcare getting in our work you see these old whisky voting poli ticians wanting to kill me andI the Lexington Press and the Le ington Transcript trying th level to them to do so Killing me would not Prohibition back any butt would rise up to champion my cause just as the fact that the saloonkeepers killed Haddock and Gambrell inspires me to talk as I do So far as the racket about my religion is concerned I have my side such men as McGarvey and Graham and Loos all of the theological department of Kentucky University and Rev Iellx of the Baptist church of th city Thats glory enough for me in orthodox religion and I can knockout ryrtnarer ihid rtake issue Vittlne in my theoWg = ical views and Dare him witha tryitiThen the heathen I professors kenmen womenin the stair 1 have never in my life half chance to show what I ifuld do in journalism While I am blowing my uw bazoo I want to make a ftoss blow fit I dont think any thing IS worth doing thajtiis not worth sting well hAi No man in America was more earnest in his admiration of the Ungodly League editorial of the New York voice than Iwas It shook the party from oceanrfrom one to ter- doll as every week The woods are as fullof them as blackberries in June myheadyear and new ones are coming in timesyou will furnish me 5000 00 so I can put my paper at a dollar a year I will carry Lexington for Prohibition in one snore year 9 soon as Lexington capitulates the whole state of Kentucky will lowcxcept Louisville and Co ington and then we can force them legislature As soon as Kentucky the sponge the backbone o liquor snake is broken anda serpentsheud rMcGarveyhave shaken this whole town like Charleston earthquake and be this is printed some 11Joiliiitecy tmnkfianyof them through me vol his services to Lexington while my Presbyterian tY Prohibition move 1mentthoat done it with my little the 500000 to help u keep the money in the hands of your own treasurer pay it on from week to week as you thin 0 is effecting what you want andwhen you see it is n doing that withdraw your mone tJpaidhave done The fact that a few churce hetodesired influence Read the following address the editors of the Voice the na Prohibitioy a Platt that the Voice says is a Sundayschoolteacher C 1BrofollowstJGentlemen I doubt if the Lord has appointed the editor of the Voice as the judge of tho church which Jthink5name to continue to be associated with such a sheet I consider The Voice wicked immoral and decent that no financial or any nth consideration would induce me comaes in my you are mi nating and injuring your other publications by tolerating such a nest of filth under your roof Having been invited to subscribed to the stock the Funk Wagnolls Co I take t w e vieldE P PLATT Poughkeopsie N Y Nov 2 yebyIle ry Blade and even the Democratic ofLcxingtontougher about me than this sane tified disciple of John Calvin has cchatto daytIWhy cant some man head this conditional subscription for 5 00000 by saying he will give 10000 and let us knock this damned liquor infamy out invesirpay you per mennil me you just reverse a few column rules and head a short and half ness like notice of the incident with some such head lines as Knocked out and gone up among the angels or gone n the devil just as the notion strikes you be allee samee to meand let the Blade go right straight along without missing an partylSmore year The Blade has never hadas cipsIiujMfeuds far and near as it to y its enemies and lithe enmies of Prohibition are Bake eg all the time SKajy gentlemen have told me moneydpt a record of their names 1 want now every man whoa is willing to contribute to the 5 00000 fund on the conditions that I have mentioned and I will print 1his name and the amount in the Blade and let it stay there until he can see that the full amount has been subscribed before any of it is paid and then I want you to make some arrangement to assist in extending the papers circula rig pfehtsae P S This piece was written be fore the combine with Bro Neal and has been delayed until I have just now read it in type but its good idea If you willfurnishme the amunition shoot it Rev L A Cutler of Virginia Tells how a Mohammedan Rebuked the Christian Liquor Dealers and Expresses the Hope that the Liquor WillvSplit the- Chnrches 1891fwrites these burning words The church of today much the church of the future take to its heart the duty o combining andmassing its teart name 1tiurcivilitatio1rninetenth of the woes and sorrows which blight and curse ourt modern age traffic in intoxicants which hides its deformityr render forms oflawsHow long shall the face of our Christian age blister with this than pagan shame 1generatedeven blush at the legislated traffic childrensvery own armti Christiane oorY a g a civilization which has up about our altars is impotent to cure this evil heathso athen infamy festering in our witto0 andwill return to India ne itlie SundaLp large audience that a fmeeting was held in that dark and benightedcountry in which a Methodist preacher and himself invited to the platform T heof was held to consider the JApar religion does not allow us to intoxicating liquors und importingintocurses our people The Christian terwrs Christians to drink and to sell rum Bro Mitchell said Brethren what could Isay I have be asked Why didnt you say the l ofdthat pagan would have taken me only one mile and showed barrels of all sorts of liquors import e from Christian lands He added that the idol worseters would not allow drank because it would degrade and debase them Pointing to t idols he had on the table he sal degrade the of those hideous tbingsIFilled with Christian zealfexclaimed 0 andwomen send the gospel to the heathen but dont send rum Before these pagans their false religion appeared superior to the Christian religion When we give ten cents to save the souls of these heathen the liquor men give two hundred dollars to damn their souls And yet you and I and others t who have the moral courage to say what we think on this sub jest and what everybody knows to be true are called fanatics and cranks Thank God that thi army of fanatics and cranks is re cruiting its ranks every week Thank God that the best and noblest and purest are leaving the old corrupt and whisky soaked political parties and joining th only party of decency and mor ality Here is an extract from an ed tarot of the New York Voice sharp and incisive and which I endorseA that will not irisi that its members array themselves against the lincense drunker maingf audiagainst all politics parties that u Nthgs lost its power cope with sin and hai become an to hell It seems so to me Some one had predicted that th church will be split on the question The sooner the better The sooner liquor makers liquorrsellers and liquor drinkers get out of the churches the better As they are Christians let them set up churches of their own and let them preach what they practice The convention of wine beer andwhisky dealers pass temper ance resolutions The barroom keeper is a temperance man Yes groesate COworseexcuse memore than they hate GodThey fear and despise the vote against their nefarious traffic and that is the only thing in this world they do fear and despiseK allindescribablyfects of rum traffic And then biforedrAnd let them hear this nnswerJlingering in their ears voters of this country are responf fAndd then by the scalding tea 1chi1drenandsorrow which this trade Ithcmvotes for the initselfstructive and devilish business L A CUTLER People think when I claim to talkietg my o join a Mohammedan or a Chrisa tiau church tomorrow I believe oYf cent instead of under the cross not that I think Mohammed was the peer of Jesus though he was grand man and a beautiful an lovelycharacter if you will tea Carlisles life of him But the Christians kioked me e kwast1righthe announcedmy excommunication toand said to an immense audi ence that he never caught me in a w There is not a man ofair ildaremorals and yet because I dared say about the Bible what the me any intelligence who took par Ilievedey were willing to subject me to iJbigoted 0dI do not believe a Mohammedan w jIdans black as charcoal but fine looking men and more maul looking men than any preacher i mmcnany of these preachers over They were the cleanest looking men lover saw The were Moors and when I first ea I could easily understand dhow the Caucassian Desdemona fall in love withone of Halfof the men in the Ci liepJbellDavidson and Mitchell Al ord the Mayor of the Athens of the West and the Lieutenant Governor of the proud common wealth of Kentucky Mohammedan would kill the bestt dog he had if the dog should LegislatorBillyThe record of the Mohammo dans is better than that of the MoIwas a ro iP and Christian Richard Coeur Leon was a merciless brute In the late war when the Christian North invaded the Christians South Sherman burned the homes of noncombatants in his March to the sea When the Saracen Mohammedans marched into Christian Spain they built ti Alhambed and it is there a marl vel of beauty until this day Andnow Christian America and Christian Europe are shipping cargo after cargo of rum and whisky made in Lexington and forcingthe tieonItr g the most contemptible word th e Know Andyet every Sunday in on C they han yrheathen and a lot 01 grand rascals pocket the money before the people get out of the church They always get my quarter but if put the missionary box into the hands of honest men and pass it around to pay to bring some heathen missionary here Iwill give a half dollar Letter Frem a lady IB Help gProstltnfee LUMBUS GEORGIA Nov 289J KyDEARness of Mrs Josephine K Henry we have received several copies of the Blue Grass Blade If Wentuckyy send it items or articles ltd fearless advocacy of rig must command the respect of it tterest opponents While th- nd is so overstocked with venal itors it is pleasant to count th ipod of the Blue Grass Blade on the throng anythingfavoring got into the Georgia papers wouldde publish refutations thereby Ith91Ie nene e direct quotations I mention this because such usage though authorized seems not to have been understood other papers for which I have written Of course it appreciably facilitates Long abbreviationd its editor Yours very truly H AUGUSTA The article alluded to will n OaItsthde an of H Howard thwhether aIIt has more good sense in itD an a regiment of Professors mes P Nelsonman who tried answer Rev McGarvey could yearsIts when a man appointed by this state to Cllblushing face behind his lily white hands while such women Francest E and Augusta Howard blast audlin sentiment that thinks t best way to prevent a damnable is to hide it from the pub and let the young first know 5t when they become its victims Mrs Howard suggests calledoughtbe to to tora s hane areke Mrs Paxton of Kiowa Kansas saloonsupwa payer be will fag to give 10000 to have almost any first class woman Governor of Kentucky and would maket itty that million votet ledge down in Cincinnati the day andsuppose that f will our next candid ateIfor President but ifanyone of those four ladies above named will announce herself as candid for President of the United Stat awill find some way to lie out pledge and vote for togget I would vote for Belva wood before I would for little and his hat or old Grover with his whist that he pulls off without having to unbutton the collar t l leOur men are getting to be what the Indians call squaw men while our women are growing in tellectually into AmazonsIWe hear a plaint of the strongminded women but it is all made by weakminded me- nleI will give just one page of the thirteen pages of most beautifully written manuscript of Mrs Howard and let the people of Lexington I compare it with the balder dash that Prof Nelson slops over the plucky little Napoleon of the pulpit Rev ProfMcGarvey On page seven of her man script Mrs Howard writes as fol slows longberore isIeq forerIlrmed is e virtuerwomaneFrom her veriest babyhood her parents studiously guard her fro all that wonld unfold toher mind by a natural and wholesome process the laws of her own be- Ing probably she first them through temptation A stranger to herself she is an designerIt society whao e lambs only have been turned out among wolves but the verdict of pewrenting population is Ston woman let the man go free The reputable dare her to dwe hedbid her be virtuous The of her betrayer is un itpeded from the bagnio to the hite House Is this morals Has the text anionbtg t gosIs goers Alas for the human ttpsaltslGlee Glare glad aMat- defeate Mills Democrat will all tryto feel it was lor tSeUest thatf jar Crisp udgBeckneras he is deemed morn conservative than Crisp and peculiarly well SpeakerWeGen Rand John Gano of Texas They said Many of Texas will not cry over Mills because he was so Bever on the Prohibitionists when that cause was made in our Stat- eBKentuckianCitizen the honor Gano to Gederainthen and is now a minister in the Christian church and is one of e most popular men in Texas andequally as popular in this his state stumpfortime Mills and Jeff Davis beat it there A Confederate General can be a Prohibitionist in an other state but such Confederate olonels as Carlisle Blackburn William Breckinridge were just dead mashed on Mills and voted for him to the finish Theres nothing that makes a man so popular in Kentucky as to toencourngethe I want the people of this country to watch Deacon Breck inridge and if any friend of his anywhere will find me aninstan in which he is not for every time a liquor issue comes up and will send it to me Iwill print it in the Blade 1I Meganr vey and Hon Charles J Bronston WILDWOOD Dec 9 91 DEAR BRO MOORE The pages oi the Blade are not sufficient to itheMcGarvey to the men of Lexing and the speech of Charles Bronston in the case of the Co monwealth against Lily White dont know whether there beta or not but will at a ven ture say aye shout Glory to G d40c in Heaven and honor and immor eetality to Bros McGarvey and on earth theThis is the sentiment of todayand I pray that there changeYours humBenan snplW W GODDARD 7 jit 1892 Slaughter For the next 15 days our prices will be as follows WOOLEN UNDERWEAR at29cfor 71c 1 at 74c 115 at 97c 125 at 99c 150 at 116 2 at 147 COLORED FLANNELS 20c goods go at 15c 25c at 19c 30c at 23c 35c at 27c 40c at 33c 60c at 42c WOOLEN HOSIERY 4bcatnLACE CURTAINS 1 goods at 74c 125 at 98c 150 at 110 2 at 142 250 at 190 3 at 210 4 at 310 5 at 390 6 at 460 10 at 790 PORTIERSJ6 goods at 495 750 at 590 1250 at 950 CHEAP TABLE OF TOWELS x25c goods at 15c 20c at 13c 15c at lie 12Jc at 10c 35c at 25c 40c at27c BLANKETS 20mat COMFORTSe 175eCLOAKS 10Ourprices already proverbially low have been cut as above stated making them by far the lowest ever quote in Lexington All prices cntfrom lOc to 35c TAYLOR HAWKINS KyeBROSlNo 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages BuggiesfRepairing promptly done and on reasonable terms CARTShon sCOME AND SEE VS BAKER and BROS MllsrLSD8L TAILORSIHATTERS PUPNISHEPSeThe Largest House the Largest Stock and theILargest inCentralIf yon need anything in our line dont buy until yon have looked through our stock We are leaders in correct styles and low Farmers are especially invited to make pricesIWILSON 62 64 and 66 E Main Street CoP12 EAST MAINSTREET New goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are crowdingour shelves from the narrowest to the widest and riehestIpatterns We show them in all sorts of materials A treat a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them I No lady in Lexington anticipating to make up Spring Underwear Childrens or Misses Dresses of White Goods can agars to miss ex 1 amining our stock of these goods Fairly Spring Woolen Dress Material the rarest and oddest of new 1450cGingr t 4Scotch and neat stripes They are quoted at 30c we have 1marked them at 20c per yard A full line of dress Ginghams in i new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOc LADIES MUSLIN UNDERWEAR SPECIAL SALE Forty dozen Childrens Muslin Drawers six button holes patent facingat lOc a pair worth 20c Ladies Mother Hother Huhbard 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 75cNewin securingmany cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose in both administrativebillfit our customers Ladies made fast black Hose regular price now 85c we 25cmLadies black and colored Lisle Hose worth 60c We stilloffer at 40c- Ladies fancy striped Cotton Hose boot patterns costing you now lstill marked at 25c r TOILET ARTICLES GlycerinemYVasaline in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc per quart bottle KiUFMflH SIRIUS ft CD T- f j j The Rebel Dollar Comes for That Sick Blue Coat burn Soldiers Blade w HARRIMAN TENN Dec 26 91 G G Moore Lexington Kyt DEAR SIR The Blade of this that wIaofyour Blue Coat and send in herewith my check for three dolot lars of which amount you will pay two dollars to the payment of my own subscription and the o other dollar for Mr Blue Coati in and heres dollars to doughnuts pcBlueMilitary Home to the Poor House as soon as he finds that he is read h ing Prohibition papers and is go ing to vote that wayIMy credentials as a proper one to furnish this dollar are all OK Ihated the Yankees worse than snakes but am now ready to shake hands across the bloodychasm with any and all of them that arc for National Prohibition I note with mixed pleasure and regret that you and Bro Neal to have got together Neal can run the business end ti of it all right and I hope you will o let him expunge all of your rational views but dont let him mo key with the shoulderhitting p Prohibition editorials c 0Yoursfor Prohibition o f W B Winslow You remember there was a sick JMilitnryhe agreed with me in politics andt religion and wanted the Blade said he could not pay me then beo cause he had no money but pay me if he could ever get theE tIpay for it but I wanted some man who hated the Yankes worse than snakes during the war butt had forgiven all of them wh o voted for Prohibition to pay forI it and you see where the r comes from Heres dollars dougnuts that if Foraker fires on Blue Coatt brother out ofthe National Homo he can find a betterhome and just as free at Harrimau And yet there arc people who do not believe in the ravens That ex Judges Pnist or beard i from LEXINGTON Dec 23 1891i MrSC C Moore t DEAlt SIR Please find within Mtheckfortwo dollars my indebt lrd4r edness fofthe Blade r OUl W H FELIX This is thesecond time he has paid two dollars for the Blade He is the pastor of the church that exJudge who was going to kill me is a member of and of which the saloonkeeper legislator is a member T guess they will not disc i pline these parties for peccadil loes of that kind They will wait until so egirl dances and then turn her out The Jessamine Journal does Injustice to Joe Jones Human history records many instances of mans inhumanity man11bnt none exceeds in down right meanness the act of the Lexington brute Joe Jones who while drunk threw a lighted lamp at his wife and nearly burned her to death No punishment however barbarous or cruel is bad enough for such a brute Jessa mine Journal I believe in justice and in putting the responsibility whereof it belongs I believe editor the Jessamine Journal is more to be blamed for the burning of Joe Jones wife than Jo is Jones is probably a low born and ignorant man The editor of the Jessamine Journal is a cultivated gentleman The Democratic party is the patron of whisky and its leaders are whisky drinkers and whisky Jessamine Journal is IDemocratic organ and Jones g his whisky as a result of the in fluence of such editors as that of the Jessamine Journal Ifa saloonkeeper should sell whisky that would not make man drunk the Jessamene Jot nal would say that saloonkeeper was getteing money under false pretenses and would want him punished Whisky is made to make people drunkand whisky that make a man drunk is a fraud If a man has a right to drink whisky it is infringing upon his personal liberty for the Jess mine Journal orinybody else to say how much he shall drink If I have a right to drink but ter milk its no business ot the Jessamine Journal to say how much I shall drink Ifa drunken man burns uJbis wife with a coal oil lamp it nothing but a natural consequence of his being drunk and being drunk is but being insane Ifi n insane man escaped from the Lex JI fJ ii r- ington Lunatic Asylum should a woman with coal oil it thouldJournal to brand him as 9 brute Any man or body of men who might be caught selling the drug the Malays eat when they w anted to run a muck and kill d- lindiscriminately ought to be put the penitentiary Any editor any paper representing any kind of an organization that en courages the sale of such a drug ought to be arrested tried and putA the penitentiary Whisky in its purest state is a oison Besides its inherent poison a number of poisons are put in it- sy those who make it Whisky makes a hundredmen run a muck and commit mur s er where the Malay drugmakes one Nearly all the whisky of the world is made inJKentucky The Democracy Kentucky is an organization to foster protectand encourage the manufacture and sale of whisky A newspaper that supports Democracy is an encourage the liquor tradecThe trade is an organiza o eoneusleans a An editor who would edit a 1ouragef the Chinese opium dens sale of the Malay drug and Chi cago anarchy would be arrestec as an insurrectionist and put it the The Jessamine sournalfor the encouragement o f he liquor trade supports thai is many fold worse than al fthe others combined- I do not see how any man can scape the logical conclusion that he editor of the Jessamine Jour al or the editor of any other Democratic paper in Kentucky i bad citizen who is engaged fhe encouragement of murders o he most brutal kind and I do see how any Kentuckian can have the cheek to say that the Chicago editor ought to have 11at hanged because he edited a paper hat resulted in the death of some men as long as every Democratic editor in Kentucky is encouraging that which has resulted in the burning of this woman It is not only bad taste but hy pocricy for the Jessamine Journal to be whining because Jones has acted as his authorized agent to do what it expected to be done as result of its editorial policy The Transcript Gloats over the Financial Failure ofMr John K Werts =v The Lexingtion Transcript the organ of Presbyterianism Ca tholicism whisky and Democracy that lately admitted it took 500 00 from a saloonkeeper to boot him for Mayor of Lexington gloats over the financial failure Mr John H Werts not merely in a local notice of it but in the itonlyappears in the issue of that date The alleged ground for this jubilance over the misfortune Mr Werts is that he did not advertise in the Transcript columns The Transcript in common wit thousands of other little one horse sheets filled with plate matter and hair restorative advertise ments while the editors own head is as bald as a billiard ball hopes to terrify everybody into advertisement in its columns by threatening them with the fate of Mr Werts I would think it an unwarranted instance of personal journalism to allude to the Transcript editors bald head if in an article in his paper lately in which he was apparently trying to incite some of his tough friends to kill me he had not called me atwoollythat I have a phenomenally heavy suit of hair and beardwhich I have cut short late in the Fall and which may get unfashionably long before it is warm enough to cut it in the Spring because I do not consider it comfortable or safe for my health to cut it in the winter Mr Werts is recognized I every good citizen in Lexington as one of the men of model morals in it He is one of the least of fesive men in Lexin tonItsI have heard I think that he a Jew but do not know The Transcript says that some years ago Mr Werts lost 100 00000 at one time and 3000000 at another time Whether he Irmade 13000000 by advertising or without it I do not know but either event the Transcript is con demned by its own logic There are seven firstclasscloth ing stores in Lexington Allof them except Mr Werts have advertised with me and all in the most liberal manner except the Loevenharts I have the Loevenharta a good dealof money and they have paid me very little but we are the best of friends and I have a standing invitation from each of them to visit them at their homes and receive their hospitality without ceremony The residences they baveI lately built out on Maxwell street and the business house they o cupy dont look much like are going to bust because theyI have not advertised in the Since writing the above I to have looked at my books and find 8 at the Loevenharts have never advertised with me but that Mr out Werts has as the agent of Wan nanmkcr the Sundayschool Post- Master General Prohibitionist- ho wil put up one hundred thousand to elect Bro Harrison the Presbyterian Home Trade tariff protectionist who sets his whisky by the barrel from Scot in land and his Champagne from Italy made by the Mafia that hell butchering innocent merican citizens down at New Orleans not long ago ter I used to keep the books at the Transcript but took particular p pains not to find out its circulation o that I could not lie about it as editors generally do I want to ay to Bro Werts that if ho can get started in his business again i and will bring me his advertise ment after Neal and I make our combination will printit inacir ir cular of nearly if not quite 10000 p papers and it shallnot cost tim a cent and I think that will be b easily four or five times the cir culation of the Transcript and qual to the circulation of all therther papers combined in town xcpt the horse papere that go qually allover the United States nd in which no local advertising is done except that of horses that have the world for a marKe am opposed to seeing an exem citizen browbeaten by a paper that confesses to haying Isold its columns to a saloon man 1Mr Werts is now quite an old i gentleman and it is almost impos a ible that he can ever again re cover his fortune He has nota relative in Kentucky If he hadc had a big son who knew how to handle a shotgun or a bigstick you never would have seen that contemptible and malicious bias in the Transcript Since I come to think abont it I am almost certain that Mrs Werts is a Jew The Jews are the best advertisers in this city Theynever Jew me when they want me to advertise for them If I were a Jaw I would see the Transcript and its editor the devil before I would put an advertisement in that sheet A New Yorker says God has no use for Plug hat Religion PILLAR POINT N Y Dec 18 91 Mr a C Moore Lexington Ky DEAR SIRSome time ago I sent you a dollar to send the Blade to Mr George Miner of this place thinking that it might fluence him to stop drinking and also make a party Prohibitionist of him But I see it is like cast ing pears before swine and our substance to dogs He gets a pen slon wi5fityfO lifftr er month the most df which goes for whisky He has removed to Oswego County about 40 miles away leav linpaidIfMr Miner thought he would acting the part of the hypocrite beI drink whisky and then vote Prohibition half as much as those mm fisters who go to Conference every year and pass resolutions de ashand then go delibrately to the polls and vote to perpetuate that crime God has about as much use forJ this modern plug hat religion as this country has for Benedict Arnold Very truly yours O The Blade went to Mr Miner four months at the rate of one dollar a year and I send back 67 cents to Bro Gould On every paper that I send out for one dol lar I lose nine cents a year with out allowing one cent for my own labor and board or traveling expenses It costs me one dollar and nine cents a year to print each number of the Blademoney that I actu ally pay out On that transaction with Bro Gould then I lose 3 cents on they 3 cents for a postal note and 8twocents I lose beside the stationery to write on Now if I had insured Mr Miner ISso as to make him a sober man and erathis would not look so bad but I didnot insure that Old Keeley with his bichloride ot gold that Bro G B Winslow of Louisville says cures 95 per cent lDof his patients will not insure single patient and he char ninety for three months and is at comparatively expeit and it takes no brains to do wi he does Keeley gets his money in a iitVanceofit When Miner died in a drunken debauch after having been cured by Keeley the Doctor never sent him hack a cent that anybody ever heard of though Miner had done more for him than any in in America When it is recollected that all these people are New York peol and that is a very rich name and Miner the name of the most abandoned kind of a druuk ard it looks a little tough on me have to incur an actual loss of cents because 1 did not make a m sober thirdparty Prohibitionist m of an old whisky soak in four months But I am betting on the Ravens and when I left I have to ante uptl1That fellow Miner was a Yankee soldier He came down South here and was one ofa Vandal horde of them that me v cimyamount I wanted the government split from ocean to ocean and think until this that it would be bet if it had beentlN9tonlr do I have to help to to ay drunken Yankee soldier weutyfour dollars s month to help to buy the whisky to make a tl og of him but Billy Silvertongue sand Jo Ironjaw that represent me n Congress and in the Senate both of them Confederate Colonels and the latter to the Ironjaw family that protJ tosedYaiikee soldier blood to their Aridlerefused to let Senator Blair a Maine Yankee distribute the sur ius of the United Statea treasury o educate the illiterate of the- outh but they vie with theset Northern Yankees in voting money to furnish Miner his whisky Because Miner helped to thrash s them and to robme The Lexington papers that boost Billy and To for this instance of Southern chivalry are a Re publican the Leader ed a bluebellied Yankee from lWfiycraticpapcrs one of them edited by a Yankee soldier and the other ne edited bYa home guard This is the kind of chivalric i Democracy we have in Lexington Lam notyjnly willing but glad to help sor John Young a Union soldier that I never saw nor eveAieard anything about ex cept that he is a wounded soldier in the Ohio National Soldiers l Home and that he says to me am forNational Prohibition I want him made a delegate to the National Prohibition Convention iiatI will help to pay the expenses to take him there and believe that the brother of a soldier who gay his life for Dixiemycousin will see that his boardwill not cost him or me a cent while are e there but I will be durned ifI I am willing to pay one single cent of the twentyfour dollars a month that these Lexington Yankee renegades and Con feder ate Colonels are forcing me to pay to that drunken Yankee soldier Miner who rises the money to buy whisky and beats his creditors fout of what he owes for the necessities of life 1 t JtoLtiumuca i jti urcit uj l jKentuckian who claims t lr friend to the South he is a DemocratrThere is only one political party that is a friend of the South or of anybody else or of anything else except whisky and that is the Prohibition party thatputs a Feel eral and a Confederate soldier ou the same Presidential ticket Sermon Wanted inIMcGarveys Missouri BLACKBURN Mo Dec 26 91 DEAlt CHARLEY If you have several copies of the Blue Gross Blade on hand that contain Mr W McGarveys lecture please send them to me and will dis tribute them- I lost mine I was taking it to Blackburn to read to a crowd but lost it out of my pocket It is a splendid lecture anti calculated to do a great deal of good Your Brother P L PEAl Mrs H Augiista Howard of Columbus Georgia writes to the Blade about Male and Female Prostitu lions in Atlanta Mr H Augusta Howard of Columbus Ga has the love and friendship of Mrs Josephine K Henryof Versailles Kr That fact open to the heart Qf the purest and truest of Kentucky0111ln Mrs Howard has seen some fugitive copies of the Blade and inns written me u letter expressive ofan appreciation of it that is far in excess of the papers merit Mrs Howard has written a communication for the Blade that is so long but so excellent that I regret that my columns are notable to give it all esomit the first of it as being ot the least general i u terest mtSome Indies were attemptinor to in a 11the purpose of restoring fallen women In order to get permission to build such an institution the City Council had to be petitioned They were bitterly opposed to the establishment of such an in stitution Tine newspapers of the city nounced the proposition to esthb lish such an institution leMrs Howards letter to the Blade with a verbatim re Idportand quotes newspapers said 4 This part is omittcdand the re ofainderdiunication prNowe protests of which this ordiso nance was the outgrowth were as made principally in the interest giiioous to the men of that city than all the fallen women in the big universe would it not be well for the City Council in order to cave in the public mind no doubtof mt Atlanta is of purer eyes than behold evil to pass some such on ordinance as the following anex ing suitable penalties for violation lereof From and after the pas of this ordinance it shall be unlawful for any person or per sons m this city to maintain any louse or place where persons are received for the purposes of pros tution without having first ob- ainted the consent of the mothers SIAndmothers wives and daughters for permission to maintain such house of place for such purpose must plainly and distinctly showr he particular locality where the- Eme is desired and what class of men arc to be admitted to the amesThat south Atlantiana are tooa stainless to dwell on the same street with women who may be trying to turn from their sins will surely recommend that smalla corner of the cosmos to the virtue oving everywhere and if angelic hosts themselves do not shortly quit their present habitations and sue for access to their most fa vored locality we shall be surpised flleCdoAtlantas citi zens it seems are willing that a so doubtfulexpe riment should be tried provided he refuge is far removed from such surroundings as would en the inmates to a better ifeif erected the reformatory must be safely cornered in some loafing place where the curious shall find opportunity for alluring these unfortunates to their former ways If every inmate r a reformatory had come to de struction through innate deprave itysuch a fact would not justify the pharisaical nicety of Loyd and Pryor streets but Atlantas station house reports show almostt daily that the inmates of disreputable houses represent varying degrees of guilt while in many cases it is proved that absolute in nocence has been entrapped The almost uniform rearing of girls on the principle that ignorance insures innocence should of itscl be sufficient to explain the pres enco of many a woman in such all abode A boy is Creared thatlfofigpef f lie ha Imanloodhence is equipped for minglin with his fellows Forewarned isI forearmed There is therefore litItIe excuse for his fall from virtueI But how is it with the women From veriest babyhood her rents studiously guard from allI that would unfold to her mind by a natural and wholesome process the laws of her own being am probably she first learns them through temptation A stranger to herself she is easy prey to the designer It would seem that so ciety should be tender to the strayingof those who being trained to run with lambs only have been turned out amount wolves but the verdict of a pew renting population is Stone the woman let the man go free The reputabl dare her to dwell among them refuse to give hen honorable employment and bid her be virtuous Tine path her betrayer is unimpeded from tli bagnio to the White House I this morals Has the text H that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her been omitted from the Gospels of 9southAlas for the human hearts ou which these men and women climb to mount their self constructed predestal and pose as purist Do they know that a lit tie Chinese girl of twelve years recently took her life in San Fran cisco to escape being forcibly re turned to a cuddy with iron barred windows where the fees o f tho men who nightly frequented the place formed the income o f her captor She was but one of the twelve hundred women tint enslaved in San Francisco who are not so fortunate as to cficct an escape and come into the possesion of a penknife with which to enis their existence it only to Chinamen that Ameri can municipalities vouchsafe protection in the practice of such atrocity An equally horrible slavery of American women was exposed in Wisconsin while Id r Rush was governor Many of the inmates were found to be perfectly virtuous women who had been entragpcc through fair seemingadvertise ments and other means A woman who was seen to es cape with chains and an iron ball on her feet was run down like game two men and forcibl rettinned to the place Not with out repeatedurging was Governor to an invest gation TIne man whom he sent to look into the matter reported that state need not interfere Nor did the state interfere untila c 1 woman made a selfimposed tour the the premises and published her scoveries Most representatives of the ess were strangely mum over e matter though there were me manly men who published it the far as they were able Editors were not unanimously desirous of of ving the facts notoreity because such facts were known to Amer p icas womanhood the women of cities would not stultify themselves and amuse some men of their town by voting resolutions thanks to City Councils whichsi frown on reformatories and smile gItsome men charge women with being harder on women than are men themselves but none know 1 better than he who makes such a a charge that ever stone cast by any woman against her own sex has been slipped into her hand by the men of her family or her circle iAxietyriors is characterise of sub irdinatesnecessarily to be reardet as suborned The average women realizes I- ather instinctively than ration ally that man is pleased to see her condemn in hissex the sins she dis countenances in her own and he has carefully shaped laws nd customs so that her every gratification must come second hand through himself she is rather be pitied than censured ifin her to keep in his favor she unwittingly makes of herselfa serene to intercept the suns raysn and shadow path to h haunts It was to be expected that a reformatory for women be discouraged by the men f the capital ofa state whose legislators honor themselves and protectinglage of ten years only Of so much less value is the virtue than the property of women under a code dictated solely by the otherI sex What a sequel to Atlantas pro tests against the location of the reformatory is the following ut tered by a woman of King the Solomon troupe I have been in the theatrical business five years and have traveled about a good deal but Atlanta gave us the most insult ing and disgraceful reception that we have ever haul Why madam the men sneered and made insulting remarks at us before we got out of the depot And if we go down on the side walk alone on the horse cars or imfe and offesive treatment from the men Surely many of us have a r Ifittr nntninn nt tlrn onwillnr soutbqrn gentlemen True Atlanta was crowded during the exposition with visitors but an extraneous population can not be drawn upon to account Jfor the curious who it was expected would accost the daughters of South Atlanta in mistake for the inmates of such a house There are by actual statistics fiftyfive male prostitutes to one female prostitute in the United States The ratio doubtless varies with cities and localities but the disparity is everywhere apparentIs that none of At lantas fiftyfivers resides anywhere about the furthest outskirts of the immaculate locality or contig uously to any residence portion of the city Where does the city council keep these gentlemen L0freedomnot granted them to dwell along whereecenieh cannot harbor female penitents reprobatese Atlantas City Council assigned to the male unregenerates of their city Poor weakhearted weak headed Tamars forget to purloin Judahs trinkets to fix on him his guilt and therefore does Judah fifty five strong cry boldly Bring her forth and let her be burnt Were every Judah minus his signet and bracelets how would the cry against Tamar hushed ere uttered how vou1 IBthe fiftyfive voices sink to a cautious whisper Let the jewels be hers lest we be shamed Under every sky the green earth is Judahs for residences where Tamar can find no honorable dwelling and her baniah meat we must believe is in consideration for virtuous woman Iehood Were Israels daughters indeed so honored Adullamites must long ago have ceased for lack of Judahs Rather is it be cruise fiftyfive to one is an convenient proportion for Judah Why should he encounter fifty four of his brethren at the house of the Adullamite when by hedging in such daughters as cross the ho may cut off their return to Israeland make of them Adullamites H AUGUSTA HOWARD About that Liquor Drinking in the Mercer National Bunk In the account of the disappearance of Cashier Nuckols from Mercer National Bank I TO ated that the irregularity of Cashier Nuckols was the result of whisky drinkingand that the dir rectors of the bank had used liquor at their hoard meetings in the Bank I Judge O S Poston who is one the directors of that bank denied statement about the di stctorsI thought he was mistaken A few days since Cashier Cas sell who succeed Nuckols and who has been a direcotr there to nce the bank was organizedas sured me that I was mistaken Ifave him the name of a most able party who told me and who claimed to have gotten the information from Cashier Nuchols also produced to Cashier Canselli witness to the fact that I gotten my information The reputations of Cashier Cassell and Judge Poston stand unim peachedSlTy belief tiaF otldge Postan w myindianother innocent party have made me withhold this statement until recently got the testimony of Cashier Cassell Attention ye Womens Rights Women Str SALEM LINCOLN Co KY EsqDEARPROHIBITION I have been receiving the Blade twelve months and have ever paid for it and will have to IIit seems I can not get upany amore I said I would pay for thee Blade and I intend to as soon as I possible can I do love the Blade and have learned to love its editor and it hurts me to give it up But you can not afford to give it to me I owe you one dollar for the Blade payitber of the Baptist church but what you say is so true about the upYoursI Womans Rights WILLIS N FREDERICK I am not goingtcf stop that paper and I dont want that poor man to pay me for it I want some Womans Rights woman to send me a dollar for himThese Georgetown Baptist preachers are opposed to Woman Suffrage and Prohibition Stanford Kentucky Gets Away with me I have been sending thirty pa yearNota cent I have just received a Post Office Department cardsnyint that every one of them except T Hackley ordered them discontinued The postmaster assigns as the reason They simply dont want it I think that postmaster was glad to write that I am glad he enjoys it I dont Away goes 6000 at one haul Its pretty hard on me that they could not have done this months ago and have saved m the greater part of that loss Thats the worst treatment I have ever received from any set of men in all my experience in newspaper businessBut we did not have something like that to try us we never could learn the virue of patience and forgiveness Stanford is the town that has been under the training of the In teriorJournal and of the famous Rev George 0 Barnes By the way Bro Barnes has struck something new again in theology In his last book he says God has a wife An Apology to Rev Cody In last weeks issue of the Blade I blasted Rev Cody of George wIthldwould not sign the million vote agreement I supposed that none of them were Prohibitionists but I have since learned that Rev Cody is a Prohibitionist and that he has voted with the party and intends to do so lie has reasons that are satisfactory to him for not signing the million vote agreementI his refusal to sign i signifiedas in the other cases that he was not a Prohibitionist I have no faith in the religion and intelligence of any may who is not a Prohibitionist and I think that any preacher who is opposed to Prohibition is just as fit for the pul it as an exconvict is for the casl1ersbipof a bank Thoughnearly all Prohibitionists are signing the million vote agreement and are getting others to do it it is no test of a mans loyalty to Prohibition and a Pro hibitionist of no less prominence than Axel Gustafson has written against the milion vote agreement I beg pardon Bro Cody ALL PERSONSTO WHOM TilE BLADE MAY COME The issue of Oct 31st begins 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 nt00 a year for persons ill good circum ances and J5100 ayear for persons who can not atibrd to pay more and will tell me so The Blade will go to all persons whom it went last year who have not ordered it discontinued Those who have not paid me or last year will please do so if they feel that they ought to do so and if not please notify me to discontinue it in order that I mav sendingitI will have no collector and will not dun you for it It you are willing to pay me youillFraternally yours CIIAKIES C Moo TIE BSfttrTX 1 SOH r1LIo 941I1Ot 20 MILES TIlE DAILYI4 EXPRESS TRAINS CINCINNATI Making direct connections in Central Union Depot for T WESTERN CHICAGO Points DETROIT CANADIAN CLEVELAND Points BUFFALO NEW YORK BOSTON NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 174 Miles the Shortest and Quickest Line LEXINGTON JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA The only line running Solid Trains through without change for any class of passengers with choice of Pullman Boudoir and Palace Sleepers making quick time TO Atlanta Augusta Macon Savannah Brunswick City Thomas ville Cedar Keys Tampa St Augustine and CUBA uo lumbus Montgomery Mobile Points in GEORGIA AND ALABAMA 95 MILES TIlE SHORTEST TO NEW ORLEANS TIME 25IIOUBS Solid Trains with Pullman Boudoir Sleeping Cars making direct con nection at New Orleans with out omnibus transfer for TEXtS MEXICO and CALIFORNIAThe TMississippiMaking ShreveportLOUISIANA Fort Worth Houston Galvestonr California TUB ShORT LUTEwith through Pullman Bonrdoir ers toKNOXVILLE Connecting with through car lines for ASHVILLE RALEIGH THE CAROLINAS CountyMapss T swift city Tict Agt ph nix Hotel n w Shrift Depot Ticket Agent Frank w AgtgLexington D D G EDWARDS Traffic Manager n P TA- e CINCINNATI O A Distiller is Going to Sample the Blade MILLEKSBUKG Kv Dec 26 91 Mr Charles C Moore Editor REVEREND SIR Please find en closed check for two dollars which credit to my ligeJMillersburg Ky JosephGrimes Grimes is a farmer and distiller of Whisky Mr Grimes says he will pay you for the Blade If he does not like it he will notify you to discontinue Send the Blade to James H KyMrfarmer except he is a Democrat He will pay you for the Blade It will be a little tight on Col Grimes when he reads that Iamin favor of making a law that will put him in the penitentiary if he does not quit his business but if he is any kin tot Old daddy Grimes that good old man We neer shall see him more He used to wear an old gray coat All buttoned up before he will soon get used to the Blade read it on Sunday and pay me for it Depots Combine Commencing Sunday January 10th the Louisville Southern rail way will use the Cincinnati Southern Depot at Lexington Ky Both using the same Depot IGjanlm 0 IADVBRXIS G RATB8 Year S1Maatha Three YonthsI EIght inaertiana Month Four insertions Three 1 lnaert1ona rtJonr t 8 a 150000 ACRES OF LAN WANTED An Eastern Steamship and Col onization Company have written t to the General Passenger and Ticket Agent of the Queen Crescent Route to find for them fiatract of land in either Kentucky or Tennessee of about 150000 acres The land is to be suitabl- for truck farming also for raisin corn wheat trees and shrubs and near enough to railroad to make shipping facilities handy Anyone having a body of land suitable for this purpose will please communicate with the undersigned w giving price terms location and all particulars DG EDWARDS aPT A- Cincinnati 0 A Minister says the Blade will reach a class that ether papers dont reach UBAANA CHAMPAIGN COEO Dec 23 91 A fivSIB4 dollars on your offer for the Blade to subscribers one for Re- Joseph v R D Marsh and one for Isaac Glenn Both are receiving paignSICCOthe year Several people here are eager read o the Blade others dont to see it but it is a paper th will reach a class of people th atall other tiREVI I About Balaam and kid Donkey juiLEXINGTON D BAB MR MOORE If we all entertained the same opinion that you do in regard to that little af fair of Balaam and his ass the fol lowing couplet would never have been written The Pophet Balaam was in 0 wonder to stcoWhen his ast sp ake asses now speak m ost trulyttteAJAX Ust THHfoscribcrs to the Stock af the Blade whoa scHaveHave not I The shares of stock in the Bl Grass Blade were 10 each Thes following list shows who haveal an how much and who ha not Those who have paidat a all have paid all they subscribed for The following persons paid 100 eachB G Thomas and R BMetcalfw The following paid B F Williamsor tlB11MiltonalGeorgeGoddardThe aid 1000 eec joJoJChinDjDTunisPrice D H Beatty N P CochIr ran Rev W H Felix J B Sim P rail R de Roode W D Bryantp J M Beaseley Rev Mathews J R Williamson CompIte w us Mrs Hannah M Whitney D D Bell M D Richardson John S Phelps McCann Price Char CVanPaine H M Skillman C Brower J E Keller W Galbreath H P Headley W L Elmore J W Coleman W W t1Warren CoylJohnJames A Keiser Patrick DolaDI Alexander Jeffrey EaS Muir D H James H S Reed W J3 Hawkins W II Graham James M Coyle r M Logan II S At kind Wharton M Moore Mrs Mary M Brent Mrs Josephine Henry L G Strauss W H TreacyCharles liuvman E L Price Russ el Wilon Riv Charles L Loos RlggDavd e George Handy J 0 Dedmau lames R Haley Robt Nutter George M Coyle James CTallace Thomas W Moore J D Yurrington J H Davidson J N RunyonHiram W T Ficklin D A Morton Ben Miller O borne J J Ruckcr A P Morton and D Zimmerman GcorgeHIlDdy gentleman connected with the Queen Cresent Road gave 800 and a subscriber to the stock paid 10 00 and asked that his lam might not be given as having done it hayDe J BuckleyThestock have refused to pay 1000 pJRogers George M Ockford John Steele Claude M Johnson J W Sayre John T Shelby Grandisou Smith and Frank M Smith The following have been several times notified and have failed to pay 1000 Mgc er Williams A J Oots James Mc Cormick C H Stoll A M Harrison Rev G M Moore cold A Kennedy and D C Loganj W S Marshall subscribed ten idn Of those mentioned above the following who have failed to pay pureetose coldiTCfinnndtr that Carpenter will do it I do not know about the others Of those who subscribed for the stockand whose names are included in those above as having aid 10 each there were the owing who with my consent took a receipt for the paper for years instead of a stock certi fiThe J T Patterson R deRoode J Williamson and James C Wai laceI saidwhen I was raising the tion funds thatLthougifr be able to pay eachsto holder ten per cent a year on his stock pcatr those presenting their stock ce Certificates have been operly issued to all who ha paid their stock and a record of them kept Stockholders who the paper must pay for the pap as others do When I raised the stock forth Blade it was my expectation to furnish fourteen columns of reading matter It has now and for more than half of the time has had twentythree columns of reads matter allof which is posed to the liquor traffic The lumns are now longer than when there were only fourteen columns The probabilities are that the amount of reading matter in the paper will increased When I started out to raise t stocksubscription for the e number of gentlemen who sub ribed to it said I ought not to out without 5000 said I wanted but 2000 When I had gotten all au ueacribga that I could get by gimp my purpose to those I m in some instances having thC itveto the parties named refused to payi leaviDginThis leaves me 560 short of the possible amount upon I thought Icould issue 1500 to the Blade enemies to itwill furnish me balance of 560 I believe I now with Brother Neal issue Prohibition papers ea and do it fee1in all rig lt theydo 100hso lly over it Neal is as poor as mouse He got thrown o a buggy and badly hurt and in ofjoba i hurt I have barely g enough to live on and sup my family at the expensive art of their liveswhen they are being educated Neal and I are partners in t scheme If the heathen will help for my sake we may succeed in making a heathen of him Slesof me We are pretty congruvial except goiFn turtle I counted up the other day In last year in consequence of I have said in this paper =r there have been thirteen men most ofwhom have been busting great big fellows who used euc language and threats to me as i many cases would render them amenable to the statute against insulting and abusive language Beside these I have heardof threats from quite a number others who never said anything newspapersA of places have used the very uglie andmost scurrilous language about me that their vituperative vocabulariesfurnis ed So that my friends who think I am getting paid in glory are miextaken A great many people have said to me what they would do ifa others would do the same to hel me out and a number have prom ised to help me out unconditionally I have not kept any record of their names but if all of those who have expressed their willingness to help me will just go ahead and do it witlumt waiting for anvhnflv else I will be all hunky and will get Bro Neal to pray for them gieWhen Gath wrote a few years ago that Lexington was the rot tersest place on the globe every man woman and child in the city wanted to take his scalp Now eachers editors lawyers and nots are joining in the c that the place is an abominable stench in the nostrils of honest and moral folks What everybody says must be so and we accept their word for it that Lexington is a veritable Sodom and Gomor rah with not even ten righteous men in it to save it from estru c tionStanford Journal I told you so Here is the finest town in America for residences and schools and it is onl growing becauee of its natural an artificial advantages and in spite of the detestably immoral influ ences that its Christians and po litical demagogues and hireling towyatename is Yours inCHARLES TEMPERANCE NOTES THE DEMON OF THE STILL and wheel so strong Was etch within its place The still was ready now to start Upoa its maddening read The race to grind from men Apolaon so sure and tell That demons watched It drop by drop bred Its praise to toll draughtyc or Aye drink the mixture up And then the tempters gloattnjr eye Sparkling with rapture sees Blarietlmi taste and toots again Till sns ad reason flees sowrI thirst for blood I fain would now BlakeVOA victim toward me stride bek8erComa lemons haste and keep watch With keen and piercing eye bloodepeas Aye might not he so brave and fair Be truth and right lie to us and soaps at lot Tho dismal realms ft sight Turn engine local wheels swiftly SUb and and belts so strongth bylyfor I liAThe life blood of the heart dry The souls thirst through eternity The demon eyes watched eagerly The awful power that bore The unconscious youth round wheel io0 oar While flesh from bone It tore an angst from Gods light heHastee this dreadftl hour To bear aloft the spirit bright Far front the fiendish power fte reeking and quivering flesh Blake not the demons thirst the groans pain the mother tears But whet his direful curia and bright aowebWhich will blight the hearts and homes etWkereerlthapless goes y thoatatthfnltooumCan stop thy ghastly work rouse The deadened heart to fears Here neath this still the power loath power resistless strong Is growing steady drop by drop make a throngfowretched helpless creatures lost realm night to 91lsoWhile willing servants Run the faithful stilt rroaDThanAre crime and end this said dabssTwill fill the prisons load with chains The maniac in his call andahnCNa pewer potent sends below chillYthat non Han made to work my wilt 0dueAndy In Rural Werlt WHISKY DIDNT HELP HIM DependofI saw an exhibition of nerve and pluck the other day which ought to recorded In black and white From buadinOt gs d They are raised and lowered as you know by the painters pulling on a tackle at either end Few men can lookup from the walk at the scaffold ahid Is without feeling the flesh creeps little The breaking of a rope meant death to the men on the scaffold and perhaps to two or three pedestrians below one of the men lose his balance fall hed strike the flagstone have every bono broken Three or four of us were looking onegad of ngarched about as if drunk The other cried out to him sharply and ho lay down on the scaffold as if helpless The man had either taken sick or was overecme by fright There was no painby aud then be crept along the scaffold 0 his partner If he tried to brace hi up it was a failure He took the disc himnso began hoisting up the scaffold pniled that end up about two feet and then crept down and raised the other to correspond twelvofthe scaffold five 01 six times before elevated it to the cornice and co erstep off The ether man lay as if dead soItso was sitting with his back to a chimno when I got up there and no dead mans face was ever whiter lie trera bledin every limb his teeth chattered his eyes seemed to have lost all 1Whatsother partner who was calmly adding little oil tx the mixture in his paiL repliedPIts first time on a swing scaffold he explained and he was foolish enough to take a drink of whislcy to brace his nerves critoreverybodyi nIsNot bya dozen Most of em act this way the first time Youve got to tltheyllheShooAnd he whistledmerrily as h stirred the mixture and waited for at other man to come and go down wit him How do you feel I ask the other He tried to reply but his tongue seemed to have lost its power and begsryn y unnerved M Quad in N World AN EVIL EXAMPLE Gifted Men Who Have Led Their Adnjlr ers to Drink More than a score of years ago a eminent musical composer whose music is heard today in thousands of throughoutthethe reaper Death How sad How mysterious n BjOnewas taken away from the evil to a t gredr Jtostrength which he felt he must have toI fullyWhat do so great and good a man as wa said by some grhg JrHowto the way of death will never be own One has come under our ohlipserration where death alone temptationface but a little while ago and heard a bereaved one say E tried so hard to resist temptation It cannot reach Vim nowIruined my husband I saw the danger and plead with him that he should not give such an example to his admirers Death settled that but it was too late for poor E As I looked upon the no t1Dfi1ingcourtesj trievably ruined by the example of a good man I realized somethingof the power each individual exerts for their example lives long after they sleep the sleep which knows no waking E J Richmond in National Tem ance Advo ateETEMPERANCE NOTES SAVED BY HIS SON The Story of Drunken Father Beto matron It was a weekday afternoon meetin of the children Carl Hartwell was on of those present He seemed to listen a with his eyes as well as his ears for he leaned on the back of the bench and stared with big eager eyes e speaker Tho latter was tellingha about the thirst of a drunkard ke a furnace he said heated redhot it was asking for liquor to feed all Carl the timetaelse but the minister who was talking A to the boys and girls of kits congrega ties Carl thought of his father AbraMHartwell known to be a known to have this hot thirst How can you cool o8 such a thIrst asked the minister I saw a gre IJWoulddrunkards thirst I know what willttake away his thirst Do you know to God will do It And 0whateveracouout prayer Add that to it Carl went away in deep thought shdrunkardIIt this hot furnace Oh if he could do He wanted to do so r his home where the mot her hadssnob an anxious face the home that vasI 1babything the pantry sometimes had aosfood in it the hod ever seemed to the stove was so often witho ntthere lJdonewhimsyes he teverylittle face was turned up to the sky in its mute supplication like a whites flower asking for rain on a tahee and send a blessing Hark When Carl opened his ey he heard a rumbling It was not ti bound of thunder accompanying ran but it was the Jarring noise of a hoe ice cart coming down the hot Bus street And it is stopping at StokenIIcI thought Carl Btokell was the keeper of the rum hole at the corner And oh there ia 1Abramthe sidewalk looking vary sad and discontented He was saying to What a nobody I am Dont do a thing dont amount to anything dont WnditupHe looked up to the sky How he wished ho could be good His face was coarse and red There are flowers coarse and homely very unlike the white ones Does not God tend rain on those homely ones alSoI 51ter t r- i nopetcss race toward the any van ivav thkd e thhee neighborhood Out of the close hot theyheardrumbling wheels Tho ice cart th theylfheedl When Sol Stevens the ice ma pickbroKecrystal what n rush was made for sey sideyHurrah they shouted And Sol grinned and let his foe pick fall clam mIghtbethirsty children All this time Carleyed first his father and then the temptingice shower He wanted to up a crystal as hand it to his father that the cwt thirst within might be slaked and hi father not go into Htokella saloon I dont dare to Carl muttered more than once Sol had finished hi delivery of ice for the neighborhood ed Goodbye youngsters as the drivers teat and was turning his team sway from the walk when Carl saw a piece of ice atlll ungathered and also taw his father toward the saloon Crying God do help me speak to my father he quickly mustered courage to saleo last piece Then strangely he awfulheavy fatharB tabtihicetie prayer The father turned He law some thing terriblea big wheel hisboyl intooomlngronnd between n great threatening wheels approaching AHartwell hotheAbram seemed to reach Carl in one leveralleapsdition to appreciate time or distance Those dreadful wheels were turning toward Carl Only an Inch be him and death when a Here strong grasp was fastened upon him awayThenMnselesc on hlaJwas eat When he stdarknesshim Carl too was lannmll hIa fohehe was holding to the drunkard s that piece of fat uA hero somebody waS saying gaspedto ajw and dirty What praise It was like cold water to Abrams thirsty foal Jlipsnoble thing Heres a drink for 781 said a rough theIceglanofbrarata u t5ntake fatherwhls red CarJng the foe harder to his hot lipsIinsisted StokelL AbSrams head was shaking UNoDol he murmured all the inip01Hortwalla soul was taking hold of God There was a great hope a grand purpose a new life beckoning to his oniughim to He had through Gods strength saved tits boy Why through the same Aberata dl a one I a aroused a daring purpose to attemps another and when he got up from the feeblaty away was a triumphant ppy light his and Carl who alsonot clouded by the shadows hover g over a drunkards home Bev Bandy in N Y Observer A USEFUL LESSON oney for Drink eat None for Ne deEIt makes the heart to think of whichatfchaveMethodist vouches for theJ yPapafor my spring hat Most all the JNQThe above request wag persuasively mode by a afxtceayear old maiden aa e was preparing for school ono fin morning The refusal care reohTho father started for of business On his way thither met a friend and being hallfellow wellmet invited him into a saloon for drink As usual there were and the man that could n IhattchDtordPapahat All right says the dealer and king up the halfdollar from the handed it over to the girl tieshonmy hiyJdroPrUnion SignalsaLONDONS CURSE Gin Mill 1taDHere at a moments glance you may Londonnydaughters sisters wn fginNowhere in New York did I see of women not utterly abandon habitually frequenting saloons No pubhouse llo fIt1enoehas had apes tvhoaes oj thj i poor lor it Is by this am convinced that the idea of right and wrong has come to be hopelessly confused where it is not absolutely lost It Is not un common to find a mother who since marriage has been a faithful wife and girllookingdaughter goes on tho streets and is elost In the unnumbered legion of vIe hourly sacrificed to the demon of vice nShe may regret the faot as a mother heris no shock no natural horror at the wanton marring of Gods fare handiwork a womans soul In a long worship of mammon the shame of poverty and the shame of sin have got confused to the poor in their mis ery the burden of disgrace Is but a slight addition to the load they already carry Lady Somerset in North Amer lean Review BREVITIESIIT1Ic Missourians cure for the drink habit was entirely successful Quit yer drinkin- t WE have a great horror for allilatlon to the most direct absolute immediate and certain poisonings which are caused by alcohoL Is the paradise of saloon keepers Although the enactment of a license law two years ago compelled about twentyfive thousand keepers to closa their saloons yet about one hundredand sixty thousand remain or me for every forty souls In the popula Sloe Barons the British began to rule In Burmah there was practically sense of Intoxicants Since their advent what a Mandalaylicensed everyda1shopsltLleal association on legislation for the inebriate has reported In favor of en poweJtotreats where they will be treated by phyIdans employing the most ap proved methods lanlpeakIneked for a woman from the work al1111SIhmuter who after considering the natter reported that out of tote hun Kenstnitoaeightyhobrandy provided for the patient THE cause of prohibition is making great headway in Sweden Already many parishes or communities enjoy absolute prohibition Total abstinence societies are numerous and rong Clergymen take an active in tarot in the work altogether the out encouragingAtscandidates of the prohibition party The cause of temper recognition appropritedprlatlen a certain sum Is set apart as for the best essays on the best of dealing with the traffic remainder of the money is to be d1strlbutluitheNMYL YEverypoweremeans to rule pis nation just asH actually does rul a good many of Ilartrerclles It is true that metro politan newspapflrs and political lead ors periodically recognize and scold about this tendency and intent of the generaliniquitytheir Dreath they renew their work by voice and vote for the per theyhaveto admit for arguments sake and beo cause we want to be charitable that cowardice Is a full explanation of these paradoxes but at the same time we earnestly pray that this class of cow ardsmay soon encounter some kind of flood that will deluge them with such compeltbem IICriodthing will be done Boston Traveller A Practical FUn A certain little tract addressed to inebriates contains no sentimental ap peal to the emotions but is full of practical common sense Let every one addicted to the use of read coonesIt contains One gallon of whisky costs about three dollars and contains on the average sixtyfive cent drinks Now if you must whisky buy a gallon and make wife the barkeeper then when are thirsty give her ten cents for drink When the whisky Is gone she will have left after paying for it three llars and a half and every gallon yield the same profit This money she should put away in the savings bank so that when you have become youreperson your wife may have yourhisUnion Signs sYACK80NL Is What 8eme er the rohlMtlonlrt- sNd Theyaart lo wind they bend title way and that gotdown 1baeksprohibitionists Another day they vote tor the devil Some of them vote the sold as cket that is attar they have fixed the name of the best man on th dticket bus been scratched black and wretcth oeded by a cross then they havo ed it and the boneless baoks are f another treat It has braid a by a scientist tljat once upon a tine before the fish had a backbone God took one of the tribe gave It a backbone and called it a map What a blessing it would be If God IbIUonBut happy to day the prohibition contains only a small number of he want multitude of United States clt known to be without a vertebra orThia is a time of Invention It may be that some ingenious chap will Tent a steel rib that can be glued q 4 the beaks ot theta unlucky fellows possible if this Invention is not soon forthcoming that those weaklings will remanded to the mothers of infanta Beth in Dayton Liberatclof Go To r INtrCLOTHES UNDERWEAR HOSIERY NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS v SUSPENDERS GLOVES sCOLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PRIDES ALTTATS M0LL L3r 0oCorner Main and Broadway JOHN T MILLERJiWHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Packing Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KT THE PRICES MARKED IN PLAL FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATS SHOESti ETC In our Show Windows tell their own tale Bear in mind that 6u 10 and 15 Suits and Overcoats CUT from i to 5 under the prices of any named in this town E SELL FOR CASH ONLY AND TREAT EVERYBODY RT GIIyL1 21 MAIN BETWEEN MILL AND BROADWAY D H BEATTY r Fencing Contractor FencIngTHE FARMERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE HekeepsGatesWoodnndand Flat Rails Terms Cash inside of 30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked ac unts D H BEATTY FIRE FIRE FIRE t O THE GREATEST FIRE ALEQ In the history of Lexington The Fire in our place of business did us just enough damage to necessitate therClosing Out Of Our Entire Stock 4within 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 hoods umbrel everythingin BYe25 cent linen collars go now at10cts25 cent linen cuffs 15 35 cent silk scarfs 15 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoats 1500 1500 overcoats 1000 suplyportunity a goes but Only For Cash and only for thirty days Call early and take your pick ONE PRICE CLOTHING ROUSE M UELAN CO East Main St Lexington Ky Whats Your Name Please anPINEprpleasehJasperoblige Very Respectfully 4 youwillnot familiar with your chirogra phy I cant tell who you are un less you do sign your name Willsome Pine Grove friend who knows of somebody movin from there to Jasper please call his attention to this noticee Neals Department By Rev EditorR B Neal The alliance between Mooreand myself is purely a business onewI am a publisher with an mylinctoIn regard to the Blade Iwill do more thin merely print it 1 will look to the advertising and I extension interests Moore has not time to do this and if he had the time he couldnt or wouldnt do it right precedentsHeTo edit the paper and dodge the shot gun constituency will keep him busy Then I hope soon to get him in the right shape to take the stump the icampaign Vthatof the masse- sI will simply claim a little bnsi ness department in the paper every once in a while 1 edit a paper of my ownThe Worker and help edit on the cooperative plan quite a number of others In fact with what I now have in hand and at hand I can soon count eighteen others and more baventthetimeif p P Moore edit the Blade Then too he is sucha prolific genius that the Blade now cant half he could write it you goodAlreadylock horns about advertising space He would cut out a 40 u dto make room for one of his I flaming articles on The buzzard The Whale or Balanms Ass I would vice versa I want to and intend to make the paper pay something over costs to put it on a solid business foun dation This matter will be so fixed up that he can no more interfere with the business management than I i= tairvith the editorial expecttoBlu e I own entirely and cxclu sively one paper with quite a number of wings Editions I am not able to own part or all of another distinct paper If I were able would rather buy chickens with the money and go into the livingNow who owe pay up The dead head business will soon be ended Those really unable to pay lor the paper whom it will do good and who will do good with itwill get it I will make provision for that This may sound a little like the Jim Barlow ft Father sign but I am simply indicating my part of the alliance Now about The Preachers Fund 1 have received 100 from H B Asbury a Methodist near Augusta Ky This makes all but 99900 I want and need to extend the Blade Remember the press work alone for 1000 ex perweekAll I ask is for a fund to cover paper press work and mailing for these extras A list of the Meth odist Episcopal Conference has been sent in to specimenize Roll in the names of all the preachers in Kentucky and roll in the funds so we can get right at this work- I can not close my compact with Moore till I move near or into Lexington That will be as soon as I can Environments you know But now is the time to extend a paper and I will beat it all I can in best way I can till I get my office moved and settled for work f R B NEAL Centerville Ky Thats straight Hes got it down line Thems my sentiments and until he puts his hand on the tiller of this canal boat she will continue to be run on the raven plan Some pay me and some dontI but I believe there are more of them doing the former andsend ingme tally along with the money than ever did so before Just got a letter from the Bassetts of Lex ingtonblnestocking Presbyte rians clear back to John Calvin had 700 in it 50 cents more than they owed mesent 50 cents backonly newspaper in AmericaJ that ever did such a thing They said let her keep a com ing If a Presbyterian would pay me after all the personal unpleasant ness that has occurred between me andoldJack Calvin I cant see j JJ why anybody else would not pay me The Catholics and the Jews d the heathen and I are all solidL congruvial and Neal eacher- Folks are sending me and- anding me money for the Blade d the Rational View and the Mailing Machine Fundand others are telling me to put dowiitheir names for so much mailing machine and say I must thelmoney never names dont remember them and am not going totry tonndam not going to notify a mothers son or daughter of them Taint ac cording to the Raven plan I ont know whether I will have or too much or too little for the mailing machine but I will have a mailing machine D V all the same and before long your paper will come to you with your name printed on it and u to what time paidand girls ont have to sit upuntil away after midnight writing them with then Au revoir Yours fraternally CHARLES C MOORE About Snide Advertisement Dont Take any ofit in Mine LEXINGTON KY Dec 10 1891 Messrs George P Bowel ft Co Advertising Bureau New York GENTLEMEN I have received regardingy letter just received I send you the last issue If I can assist you and if you can assist me by advertising at the rates always printed in my paper shall be glad to do my part pro vided I have first seen the matter of the advertisement and can personally endorse the advertiser and the thin advertised You will find that to be the character of all the advertisements in my paper I could and would for instance advertise the 300 shoe men Means or Douglas because I wear the shoes of one or both of their- ndpersonallyknowa them to be good I would also advertise Casto ria because my wife who knows a goodIleged hair restorative because I do not believe there is any such thing I have never tried myself I have an exceedingly heavy suit of hair and beard but I came to this conclusion from observation of others A man who makes hair restorative in Lexington recentlyasked me to advertise it at my regular rates I vould not do tIor tobacco I am a Prohibition ist and my defends that v ieweIf under these circumstances I- anc help you I would be glad to do so I have numbers of bids for such advertisements as frequently gci into newspapers of firstclass character and even in religious papers but 1 will not I I am Sirs yoursCHARLES P S I now print 1500 papers about 100 go to one news dealer in Lexington and the others are regularly mailed to individual addresses I suppose the Blade is handed roundloaned and borrowed by more people than any paper ever printed in the state You will find in this the last issue which I send you where one gentleman says tour families beside his own read his Blade and another eays three families beside his own read his Blade and he then sends it to his son in New York and a ministers widow in Tennessee says she sends her Blade to a lady friend in Iowa who is a Vice President of the Peace Association MOORE A Baptist Who Would not Stay in the Same Church With our Lexington Baptist SaloonKeeper Legis lator Bro Billy May URBANA OHIO Dec 5 91 EsqDEAR not seen the Christmas number of Frank Leslies Monthly please procure one I suggest that you turn to page 659 Read the story through noting pictures on page 461 Turn to 711 where you will seethe great Spurgeon Note what is and can be said of himas a great reformer Turn to page 752Note well the spirit in which nIl of these articles are written and reflect on them and the purposes and motives that actuate the authors and the publishers of them Now turn to page 786 publishingadvocating the use and sale of such body and soul destroying drinks as are there mentioned in such glowing lights The writer once heard the good old Methodist divine Nicholas pulphat it t It out whisky and other drinks by the glass might have damnation measured to them by the barrel and he was generally correct If Christ were to visit your city and he were alive he would be the first man called for and they would go hand in hand to allol the churches and wherever they found a preacher who voted with partyland say Out with yon youknew your duty and you did it not Then 1 think he would thrust out all who passed the bread am wine on Sunday and retail liquor lout of their back doors on the s dayIknow that I have anIV membership in any Baptist church nowI could have but if I were to thinkof joining would not apply to any church where their preacher does not vote the Prohi bition ticket or where their deacons sold or were in any way connected with the sale or manu facture of any kindof liquors I signed the first temperance pledge I ever saw under Vickers and Brown many years ago at the old Baptist church in your city and have signed everyone that I could in reach ofsince n meverthem up to this date In fact I never tasted liquor of any kind in my life unless given as medicine Hope you will continue to reap a good harvest with your BladeaHW BENKETT Charley Moore Like ibm of the little Hatchet can not tell a lie Last Saturday afternoon in Lexington Professor J W Mc Ir dingon the moral and religious evils of municipal government and party politics He road the cityticketsays some awful things but one thing he will not lohe won lie This is a big endorsement of the Blade and a severe com ment on the condition of the proud city of Lexington Let the truth be told if the heavens faIlGeorgetown Enterpriset What the Outside World is Beginning to say about Lex ington Elder J W McGarvey of Lexington a lecture in Lux iugton on Sunday afternoon Nov 29th about the morals of Lexing ton and it was published in the Press on Wednesday For charges against the moral and political corruption of Lexington evtrreadcity Others hbve been an nounced to speak on the same and there may be a gen ral shaking up of the corruption ofthe cityGeorgetown Enter prise Think of Jay Gonld of New York Subscribing for the Blade PILLAR POINT N Y Dec 2 91 EDITOR OP TIIE B G BLADE Please find enclosed 100 for your paper Not tho poor manS rate small sum at a time J GOULD A Tough Place Heard From MOREHEAD KY Dec 5 91 DEAR SIR Please send me a copy of the Blue Grass Blade 1 have taken a fancy to your paper and I will try to secure you some perhapsWishing you success I am Yours respectfully ISAAC HENDERSON Hard town First time I ever struck it was when I was a Lev evangelistDo what I wrote about the first man Imet therelying in the corner of the fence so drunk the pigs wero eat ing peanuts out of his pockets I dont know you from a side of sole leather but I am going to put you on my regular list and run montyIf d I think you will like the Blade for Sunday reading You will find a vein of deep religious melancholy running through it A man that I Baptized Fussing with his Wife Tho Court of Appeals overruled the petition for a new hearing in the case of Azbill vs Azbill from this county and tho decision of the Circuit Court by which Mrs Mattie AzbllTwas made a feme sole notwithstanding tho position of her husband Whitefleld Azbill Winchester Democrat I think I recognize that as the name ofa man I baptized when I gethimhis back down while I have him by both hands Ill bet he will never fuss with his wife any more When I was a boy and lived near old Dr RobtJ Breckiuridge Billys father it was announced that a man in the rhood w edhocustomer would be baptised the next Sunday It was to be done by immersion which is the only way eliontif baptizing can be done but the old Doctor a a stndsaid He ought to be put to soak the night before anticipatedIpaper 1 would have taken that fellow ownlithe night before and laid him flat of his back in about four feet of water and laidha big rock on him and let soakuntil the regular baptizing time the next day FOR PROHIBITION TRUTH STRONGLY STATED Synopsis of KxGov John P St Johns Address eTheditinapolis on Wednesday evening of tbeItwenty other places in the state says the Indiana Phalanx After malting some pleasant references to Indianap youngJdratsmugwumps and that he did not speak the latter name derisively for ho had profound respect for the mugwump You show me a man who is politically 1alledman who has begun to do his thinking What the world owia thInkingibepolitical parties too much All our lives we have been accustomed to thinking along a certain line We have t CakenWhich we belong we have run politically in ruts we have fallen into the habit of allowing our party to hand our thinking down to us in original packages we have taken it in unbroken oses But we are just beginning out that during the past ten or teen years the more we have taken of it the worse we are off We live in a day and age of progress progress in all things that tend to build us up in our material interests progress in the art and sciences and I am one of those who believe that t are just now at the threshhold of a great political revolution one that shall lift the world upon a higher moral plane a revolution that shall give tona a better government revolution that shall give protection to all the homes of this natiqn and in such a evolution seems to me no one will be ashamed o take part As a proof of progress lIe called to mind the fact that back in the fifties in the neighboring state of Illinois there existed a law making it a felony punishable by heavy flue and imprison men to feed or shelter a colored per son The speaker knew this was so because he himself had been indicted for feeding a colored boy at Charles town in that state He rejoiced that Indiana had never disgraced her statute book with such a law as that never got down so low as to declare it a crime to feed the hungry But you have seven bomedestroyiuglcensed by this commonwealth I de dare unto you thit tho saloon aws of kdisgracefulblack laws of Illinois bad asth y vrere Behind every saloon counter in the state stands a republican or democratic thatInever a Applause The blacklaws infamous as they were never debauched the colored man and his familynever destroyed his hope tot immortality Ho could be driven out into the midnight storm to perish because the law forbade the giving to him of shelter but nothing stood as a stumbling block between him and his God But your saloons in Indiana rob the state of its manhood rob the mother of her boy and won than that rob the victim of his hope immortality for the Bible says no drunk aril shall nterthe kingdom of God Under democratic and republican rule there are in round numbers retail liquor houses in this nation Ja them up side by side allow each a twentyfoot front and it gives us arow miles longa licensed street of hell What a monument to democratic and republican rule What comes from this business Murderers thieves robbers ruffians thugs bribegivers and bribetakers degradation and disgrace yfivefrom the saloon Justice Field in an opinion in the supreme court says that liquor is the particular source of disorder pauperism and crime of the country in which we live few years ago in giving statistics we said that 75000 human souls went down annually to drunkards graves The number has increased and the victims to this infernal business number 150 000 every twelve months I wan j republicaifthat had come from the saloon since Indiana was admitted into the union- I have told you some of the evils can you tell me some of the blessings I dont ask for one as big as a bedblanket just a little one as big as my thumb naiLEight hundred miles of saloons and every democratic and republican vote is a brick in the building of that block But says tho average old party man we get a revenue from it Yes you doj todaythatand damning disgrace it is the govern ments complicity with the liquor traf ftc It gets 8100000000 a year from it annually Dr Hargraeves who is a statistician tells us our expenditures because of this traffic are 1280000000 annually This leaves the liquor traffic 81180000000 ahead Splendid financier eighthundredis furnished by Indiana more than pensionthetion of human life and this enormous expense ask a fellow if he is going out to hear St JohnINaw he will say as he slivers a piece off a drygoods box with his pocketknife I wouldnt walk across the street to hear him The todayisover the liquor counter is six times greater than the amount involved in the tariff Ask a democrat and ho will say he Is for tariff reform ask the reo publican and lIe will say he is for are form of the tariff Thats all the difference there Is between them Ho pictured the republican processions of SBthe band the old men who had voted for the grandfather the log cabin with barrel of hard cider and shoutingadher iucatton lint year n D1zJlne as willing all this would be changed and the crowd would be sporting tin badges and shouting themselves hoarse with tin American tin goes out and Jem goes The disgraceful complicity of the government in drumming for the malt ein and brewers in Spanish America was roundly denounced He had with him a pamphlet compiled and printed at public expense which had been is sued at the request of some of the leading maltsters and brewers Ho to w elhenwhen asked by a supposed liquor man with an Irish name for a few copies fiibitedknow if this was not a nice business for a Christian nation with a Christian president to engage it He presented the official wrapper which they were sent to the truth of his aThethe liquor dealers but refuses to appoint a commission of inquiry as to the effects of the liquor business upon this uestion There never was a time gvengovernment so disgraced itself This is the worst ruled administration wo have ever had Our department of state drumming for the liquor dealers our Christain president bowing to the will of the rum power and recommending foreign wines in preference to the American product and our vice presi M gortonshighpriced liquors embracing ferent brands was shown up in the most scathing terms his knowledge of the same from personal investigation w tithThe shackles have fallen from the black- man but in their stead we have 200000 saloons with a vast army of slaves ery election day the Christians of this cruoifyChristw ark in the Christian voter who 0 election day puts in a ballot exactly like that of the liquordealers The prohibition party is the only party pledged to protect the homes of this country Republicans and democrats let old prejudices keep them from unit ing in one grand party for the exter mination of this terrible curse During republlcan democratic rule tho value of the agricultural products of this country have decreased although production has greatly increased com gAmericansonehalf the wealth of this country has passed into the hands of 30000 of 00000000 people The prohibition par ty proposes to legislate to equalize the distribution of wealth to pay a just proportion of the taxes Thirteen ma today control tlie transportation of this country The prohibition party proposes to prevent this lie indorsed the Australian ballot system but deplored the necessity for its existence In conclusion he urged the people to support the prohibition party that protects the boys and homes of this try The liquor traffic lets coolis alone It affects the prosperity and happiness of every individual in thia country We have the life boat of tha nation and ask for men to man it THE SALOON MUST GO From an Address by lion John Woollej1 of Minneapolis lu Brockton Mail We are so grieved at mormon ismbe cause it is a lump Spread it out like the liquor traffic and youd have good ufjn mildly protestfingsi ainstits ovei n politics and calmly calculating how much a man ought to pay for a license to keep a harem in this cityl Folygamj must go So say we all of us Tell me then in the name of al that is clean why ought not the saloon to go I have been a great deal in Utah and can testify that the unhappiest polyga paradisehome in Massachusetts If I could actually draw apart the saloon and iti subjects into one state the meanest man in Massachusetts would hazard hit reason to look at it If I could take yon to some height tonight at midnight and andIcrets of the homes and hearts robbed by the saloons of Boston this one day Id moIre you men stand up and swear anjIIwas a smoking ruin and the last dram seller a fugitive from the hot hate oi an outraged people and if any man should offer to ransom one or save the other with moneyhed notlive toheai his answer The saloon is going I tol you The people have borne it nearlj as long l1i they wilL The government has gone without moral character nearly as long as it can The church has lain in guilty braces with the drink devil nearly as long as she ca1iIhe tippling deacon has been tolerated nearly as long as he will be The Christian man who lots his houses to saloons lies escaped the contempt of all men as long as he can Womanhood motherhood wlfohood childhood aye manhood too have been suited anti spit upon and stung and lashed and wounded by the rum selle nearly as long as they can be Law anil Liberty Dangerous public nuisances whlcl have their origin in apathy or selfish ness or are sustained by ignorant law lustiness must be dealt with and sup pressed by common law or by laws acted for this purpose This is not only the object and essence of all law but law is the onlj means that society can put in operation for its protection and security In a civilized society liberty is only made possible by the enactment and enforce mcnt of just law therefore without law all the elements of society would be but confusion and anarchy While liberty is one of the most essential Ic ments of our civilization the dearest and even tIm highest prerogative of out llumat t even the dignity desirableness of liberty must notabe perverted to mean lawless license to tho worst forms of oppression or the support and encouragement of the most vicious degrading evils like the liquor traffic Liberty has its chief advantages and security therefore when protected by just law so that the restraints of law become the lasts of our security and all the benefits of civilization but more especially the security for our liberties and this includes all the various phases of law and the only security for iinessaxiom Liberty to make law and law to protect liberty PROHIBITION NOTES Tan prohibitionists of Stcubenvillc 0 have started a newspaper Tins man who is standing still now need not wonder if the prohibition movement shows no gain next summer The Quest EVERY mat woman and child vrbg t desIresthe advance of the prohibition party should send for million voter blanks and circulate them Tins executive committee of the Min nesota prohibition state central mittee has decided to push the one million voters agreement In Minnesota NOT to regulate mens appetites but suppress the most criminal busines that ever received the protection of law is the mission of the prohibition party Dayton Liberator HENRY M MUBBY the nefIFlyee ted master of the Maryland state grange beenlcket two years ago THE Missouri prohibition state com mittce will meet about January to x a date and place for the state con on A lecture bureau is being or ganized and township clubs formed THE Nebraska prohibition state cen tral committee will meet at Lincoln January IS at 2 pin when the time nd place for holding the state conven on will be fixed and a plan of work adopted papersia on proseIcntehibition states The argument should be seized upon by murderers thieves and the whole catalogue of criminals It costs immense sums to prosecute them Let society repeal aU criminal laws and save expense N Y Voice rained my husband I saw the danger a Liiveeath settled that but it was too late for poor E As I looked upon the no bio form and thought of the unvary ing courtesy and gentleness of the deceased and of his wrecked life irre trievably ruined by the example of a good man I realized something the power each individual exerts for theLf example lives long after they sleep the sleep which knows no waking Mrs E J Richmond in National Temper anco Advocate IDELUDED MORTALS T 1houDrink The man who has to walk in order that the whisky seller may ride in a car riage The man who has to go rugged bleat eyed and rednosed in order that tho barkeeper may wear good clothes and sport diamonds b yloodmotion the machinery that grinds up ood corn and makes it into bad The man who has to go without but ter and live on dry bread and cold liver in order that the beer peddler may have porterhouse steak and hot coffee- The man who has to take bread ont of his mouth to help put a grand piano adjutantIThe man who has to steal from his own wife nod children in order that the family of the political philanthro pist who put parties in power and men in the ditch may continue to fare sumptuously every day Rams Horn FACTS AND FINDINGS THE money paid fn one year for three glasses of beer a day would pay tha rent for a small suit of rooms for ana year A return gives the number of convictions for drunkenness in England and Wales during the year and keeping with the four pap vious returns reveals a decided crccc The cqnvicVions in England numbered 173030 and in Wales 250 There had also been an increase ia the number of convictions for Sunday drunkenness THE tindergraduatea of Cambridge Eng have taken to drinking tea after dinner instead of wine But thispracticeseventy years the innovation having been brought about by Newman and Froude even then famous who induced most of the other fellows of Oriel to give up wine in the commonroom aft dinner and substitute tea FEYE of Maine in a speech tlMyimy words that there is no worse man to be found than the rumseller and so inIas shall be sold freely over the bar to whosoever wishes to purohase I tbnt if every rumseller in the country were in jail today the country would be ten thousand times better off than it now is THE London Standard in an article upon the French experts in the adulteration of liquors declares that there is scarcely any genuine wine or brandy in the market It cites the testimony in a case of litigation in the French courts which shows that the art of imitating the brandy distilled from grapes is now so perfect that only by analysis can it be discovered- to be an imposture It adds that M Jacquemin an enterprising Frenchman has succeeded in producing icious wines without any grapes at 1101forit is to drink no wine at alL HENRY A HART M D say si Drunkenness is a voluntary lunacy which causes threefourths of the crimes of violence andexclusive oi itself twothirds of all other crimes and twothirds of the pauperism under which the people groan If the doors of all the insane asylums in the laud were thrown open and the whole army of involuntary lunatics were let lee as producerors which flow from this atrocioui vice Can any man of common sense ask if this is a crime or question the right and duty of society to punish itboth for its own protection and as a preventive TilE amount of destitution and misery which can be traced directly to dcciii ktenuess is appalling In England I example the enormous proportion of the national earnings expended on imposingchequer derived from excise dutlea and it is certain that by far the greatei part of the stupendous outlay for drink represents a consumption of alcohol which even the defender of moderato and careful drinking would admit to be excessive Hundreds of millions of dollars which if invested in theneces saries of life would materially promote the wellbeing of the English comuni tv are wasted every year upon sIne Prohibition Popular Who says that prohibition is not pc ular We have prohibition churches prohibition colonies prohibition parks and new prohibition towns here and there over the country towns which have a phenomenal growth and prosperity The name is significant of highest type of purity morality theI everyIOshkosh Stanch 1 ZECIDID GPjAEJ IDEALERS IN ruaffloiltal llORO aild Flail Har ware OTJTTSRZ GTJ1TS AMTJITITiOlT 1 tATTETLiS TAN G R TILINGCarpenters and Blacksmiths Tools Rope Cbiiiu IronsBirdand Smooth Wire and KcadyMixcd Paiiif- LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 CASSELL PRICE theILatest Style Dry Goads and lIafians New Goods Choicest Styles and Hold at the Lowest iPruJes for first class goods We invite the public to call and inspect our stock CASSELL PRICE 16 and 18 West Kairi 81 LEXINGTON KY r H W ALDENBURGK ARCHITECT ana SUPERI1TE1DATI61 Vest Main St 34Represented ESTABLISHED IS33 HIRAM SHAW tj Wholesale and Retail Dealerin 11 Hefs DipS FaNcy Pure GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises Umbrellas Ac t No 18 East MainStreet LEXINGTON 1ki Painters Materials mid SuppliesHa- ving I dissolved partnership with L P Young Jr this is to f continuemyNo9 NORTH BKOADWAY i PaintersMateials lr 1artment aproved r i t ItMS BASS isaj Creat 5O Cents On The Dollar Sale- OF CLOTHITG1We ments in our store room after Janu ary 1st The contract is signed and contratorsconsefIquently we are compelled to sell our stock or pack it away We prefei 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 schemesTheand throwing in a watch just to show his generosity needs watching sharpsalwayshumhuggeryf athis50c on the Dollar prkepossiblenever dealt with us ask your neighbor who has We invite you to garmentsaODIS GUS STRAUS LEAPING CLOTHIERS Lexington Y t I