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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 5 BLU GRi if Ttci ICOT v jXTTiJi IT Ho 82 Lexington Eentucky r fttY 89 jtfd 21k i iaJUIJIIIicJ pODw t XdA1iJL b ti1 iL1 T ttiy h r q1 MDNKENNBSS CAN BE CURED TIlE 4 SILVER SR- t INSTITUTE rFOBTHB TREATMENT OF DRUNKENNESSl r AD OPIUKHABIT SAFE SCKE SCIENTIFIC CYATHIANA KysOFFICERS C E NVharton O G Wheeler ManagerDrL chargeDrConsulting Physician r GYNTHIANA KY Jan 92 HKyDEAR the Sil vcr Ash Institute located in our liquorhabitworthy of our commendation and so far as results are concerned in one individual case of which we know the treatment has been sat isfactory A Williamson W L Northcutt rv A ADills rl W N Northcutt L S Givens M D k Freia a Lexington OeHfederaf j Soldier LEXINGTON KY Jan 21892 OC Moore DEAR SIRMr J C Hays a worthy farmer who has just m Ved to Kentucky and bought the Bo hannon firm near Yerflailles wishes you to Bend him the Blades post office address Versailles Ky J enclose you clicukozr Second National 14my subscription f i THOMAS SJjoGwooD t 1b jitof Confederate soldier No man more exemplary honest and ener getic than Mr Logwood Jives in Lexington but 1never heard it j hinted that he wanted an office AR llMjuNt Letter that a Chris tian Preacher MarkedMPrivate HOBSE CAVE KY Dec 31 91 i Mr CC Moore Lexington Ky KIND Sm You need not seudt the Blue Grass Blade to me after Brtowe to that date i I dont consider that I owe you to stock r1isubscribe4istock in a Prohi paper not a paper to be filled with infidelity Respectfully F W F ROGERS MrW F Rogers is a preacher in the Christian cr Reform 4t cburchv4 This letter is marked at the top t Private It is very natural that he should want it to beprivate I never saw or heard of Mr Rogers until the time be subs paperlhaveisHis father was the intimate friend of my family I met his father while I was getting up the stock of my paper andasked him ifhe would subscribe to it He t said he was not financially able to do so but that his son was andItold me to see him that he was s JMlNB W w r found MrW VF Rogers anclNmnded him the sub list I do not recol 1etwhat1saidt0himbUt think it was very little I showed him at the head of the japer the obli gation that had already beer signed by many of the first citi zena in the city He read I think what I showed V him If he did not read it it was his own fault No man ought to sign anything without reading it fjfThe obligation which he fliguedI stated that it was for stock in a newspaper to be edited in Lexington to bo called the Blue Grass It did not say who was to edit it and did not say twhat view ot poHtiea or religion it would take I would quote the heading if I had it at hand ImfY have toldI I him it would be for Prohibitim but am quite certain that I did not tell him there would be no 11 t infidelity in it I do not think aProhibition wouldbemorals geberally It edited against all the popular evils and in favor all the most salient virtues to th best of my ability under the cir cumstances Had it been edited in favor of palo on lund Democracy and avowed infidelity I do uc think he could at law avoid the obligation he has Certain Democrats here amongI whom were such lawyers as Judge Hunt aud Mr Shelby who wanted to avoid payment of their sub scription on the same paper did f claim at all that they were re ban failure on my par uothylywithmy part of the contract real or alleged but they defeatingtheholders and thus availed themselves of a technical advantage Men of their standing do not generaUyavail themselves of- legaladvantaget a avoid a debt t at least some appearance of beinc equitable if there is any other plea upon which they can avoid payment I therefore infer theleaderavoid the payment has decided that a legal technicality was the plea to which they were driven and that therefore the defense of Mr was not in the fudges judgment atenable one There were other preachers in the Christian church embracing some who were among the moat signedthatother preachers in other churches who signed it Every one ofI hem has paid and done it cheer ully and paid me for their paper most of them twicefor the year past and the coming year and have all spoken kindly anden couragingly to me about the paper except one preacher beside Mr Rogers The one alluded to is a mulatto preacher name Moore who has charge of the negro Baptist church in Lexington Moore came to me and saul Will you allow a colored man to take stock in your paper 1saidl would rather have you than any white man in town He haa several times since met TLgand volunteered to tell me he QU hu t1 lined t6 answer any noUce oftEis elhatI sen t to Mr Rogers which elicited the reply above and whichasked themas kindly as I could to notify j Rheythat I might close up their ac c flSinceoore has again promised to p ayEditorware more preachers n in the State of Kentucky and b in the United ofvarious workingtolade and sending me their money and encouraging letters than ever did any paper published in the State Kentucky r w spasn o leing1tistcounty called to see me to encourage me in my work with tile Blade He is a Prohibitionist and MheHe is a poor man but will pay for tbegHea minister in the Christian church and was the Prohibition candis date for Congress from d trict at the last election He said to me I have just been readingv itTheyood than all the reache s in the w torhlSpaperI tj r li from Josiah Harris late Prohibi ilKentuckythe State Prohibition Executives Committee He is a in full lellowship in some church I think the Christian His let p tiProhibitionHaddock and Garabrell andl called upon all Prohibitionists the United States and in Kentucky especially to support me I never saw Chairman Dickie Ifthe National Executive ComIJ mittee but once He asked me Iliad a Blue Grass Blade in my pocket in less than ten seconds after he saw me He me honor arid in ptheinlthe complaint of my infidelity George W Bain the most prominent Pro hibition orator of our state is the steadfast friend of myself and the Bladeand the last time I him speak he paid a pretty tribute to my services to the cause of Prohibition GenGre nClaY- e Smith once candidate for Presi dent ofthe United States had rer ceivedthe Blue Grass Blade from the time it started He is a mint ister in the c urchand wasthe1manwhonominated me ora position ion the ProhibitiIIState Executive I was elected upon that Com mittee More Chrstian women of differ ent churches in the State of Ken tuekyand in the UnIted States tare today friends of the Blue GrassBladetban of any paper everpublished in this State Jdp not know of a woman Erohibi tinislinthe state who does not j Iakeitthem are stock holders in the Blade and paid their stock with out being notified I not only do not want any pay f iromh Pasnowyear but I wont have it and if he sends itit will go back to his ad dreas at Horse Cave If a man takes away thv cloak let him have thy coat also foregoingmvthe fact that on one occasion Ire eiredfroni Rev Rogers a postal Jocularl8tyletory of the Blade I remember distinctly that he had made a picture a horse with his a thndit for Horse Cave his post office and I remember that the card the On onei o thccasionhim for his subscription to the stodkoftheBlade he assigned a reason for not paying it that his wife was sick Since the above was written Rev Hiram Ford has paid me f200 for the coming yearte A lyGIvtN mae a Slice of Sk 9hb8I1t Woiaaiis Rights itLEXnIOTONCGMoore rlvapet trVnt n tt sa 9wudedwgaI wish to eay a few words lit regard to the prominent of your paper is Womans ighits Youseem to be a very rong advocate of this subject but it seems to me impossible for ny man who is u mats to plead in vor ofVomamis Rightstl 1would trywould be were any woman to be come a candidate for Mayor as you spoke of the women doing j No man would enjoy seeing hist ldntiesmother as to desire tb fill a mans a elWouldading a drunkard to a place of uIity or would you like to see ildrunkencrorder I donot think you would and et these are the duties of a wIlJliing to take place But lam rry to say that there are a greats any women who in order ome prominent would like your atearAgain you claim the right for sightitpoUtithrnen eittleo aphenlifejustas nd let them fill their place conscientiously That is all that is required of them liaperle least consistent You claim be hard but ti secomelargePEditorDut Prohibition or a better state ffairs if there is to be no heret ilnotpuuishment thecrimes which you seemingly are fighting against would be twofold what they are at resentcAVhat persuasion could be ueedIJ to convert a drunkard if not the persuasion of Godand the hereafter a t agihathis or her parents Isthjsnot beautiful theory to teach Ji hi- rdSo it is with you You wish t drive away drunkards and im morality and all the timeyou an rying to poison men smindswit just such vile theories as thj above Trying to teach men not everence God when it ia the Teyl illegibkheI think if you were to aside the attemptofbeing anVqaitbramt s thol take with your orthography EdJ itor napable oftalking it he abrilliant idea Any jnfti ivith any goodmnrI sense cpjn but see how little you study hibition and morality The desire to become Drpmiufi overrules all your bettSiTtTB if you have any and liltOg I am a firm believer in Prpbibrtipn do not believe in the ey04 have taken to carry rphipitipni Separate pardon meta inj if ou please another interference in your orthography n that treacherous word Editor and religion and tHjl saloons will continue to thrive auc flourish Respectfully LAI Y Madam As your pseudJonyrk does not indicate what positiot youoccuPlwith regard tom tri mony assume to address you as Madam not merely because un der the circumstances the code requires it but because the tone of letter shows you to possess ose traits thatareabsol ir rljWitbrect a part of my reply toyou anj eJSorIyour indulgence while I use ypnj articular case as the basis of sbm incongruvial remarks that I shall direct to the world in geiieraIard w yourselillTest from the frosts of Michigfi ad Massachusetts to of Florida aud California I do not know exactly whi constitutescsacrilegebutY language indicates that you regaT assometillngwlc ed rtlnJfiflitpllJ uJ fSist l hillPlease allbw me to suggest Ityou that you have inadvertentl confoundfd the prerogatives of i M QAhramk distinguisheinsman bIayor of Chicago have not fe 1beIn the smaller towns of Keni 80Lexington reportsQflIaJ thbegemfeat as to try to leadanybody se that was drunkwYour mode of ratioci nation seems to be the argumen Thercliis asTheSuftrageThcoman and iii favor of Woman J uffrage The Mayor of Kiowa byhavingom in her town poured into the reets and having the saloon doors nailed up The Mayor of Somerset is now in jail for having a nameless outrage upon insane lady put into his official care I hope it will be no offense to d suggest to you that you would try to w overcpme your aversion to wPnjen fe mayors if you had to be put Jl ther in the official care T the Mayor of Kiowa in or in that of the one of Somerset and were left to make your n choice You very properly suggest that women have their own sphere in fe My friend the lamented Artemus Ward heartily agreed with you and was accustomed to ay that he liked to see a woman I n her proper spear Many men and even women have made the same remark but he seutimeut as to what consti d utes the proper spear of women not now so uniform as it was some years since Your suggestion that I should put aside the attempt of being n editor and study until Ian of talking while perhaps ut couched in language so melifluouB as that of my friend James Lane Allen is nevertheless point well taken and a sugges I i t 1 amaero np ffrarprjse tnat my obliqne rsigH manual as Editor ofthe- afan of tlin lon1 FUo t khtbese suggestions T will and address myself to etpHblic pn th supposition that iartrfcB r present would rte yjyOttbeing ncp nia even i nyourselte beet dasow totheiulpit and th oftbi4a and this jeityj thst yoci are responsible fo r that jnstance of in thacitj a sr taillrect out dfwhL yuafe fituffing iiid too waaktq b capmble OMenae re tigr su qfyqurjgaorancc or what your- Sknvcry not tkvil but oasly true ientive ft is th fear pf toe here c Ih sails it n t b there is any 6 t this letters being the ion of a woman Itis not pimsb that chirography ftf cpr iomakkit intelligible the havi ttuaya pfi uncultured Hty tbLqfircieciuia ntea which her al masculine Broundlosaylenioagus cMt th lirast it her But in a kife is not one single yf hite fpi editor who believes kiidofa devil any doi in any kind nipreI iI siti and 9 shame and tioatothat Wasracks nd thumbshrews iish to ex his yictimiB aiiiiio turn J them lead and butter are at least coo jyi gaUhebeliefof such a doe fine uponexactly the same prin ciple that prompted Demetrius thsilversmith th tin theasedoieirow teach that doctrine for the of enforcing by servile fear the lovely precepts of Jesus of Nazareth would yell Bully for iana of the Ephesians if he thought he could make more by doing And then a lot of in llectually emasculate and syco phantic ink slinger with the cere bral capacity chimpanzees and e moral capacity of billy goats ill these theological aloota until in the estimation of e whole durned town Josephine K Henry is a crank and this gisNo wonder men ot brains ask if lo fe is worth living and that Mr arwin has so easily established gdeacent theIIyCaiIaVpea the Lexington Trantlscripts aiitlProliibitlon ti Whale Story u WHISKY IN WHALE NACityMdnights ago and was left high and ry on the beech by the otaterequld be heard the crew lifesaving station near by sounded like the beat hgsoftbethan was dead the residents in the theighborhoodaway the blubber In cutting open the monsters stomach there m emptybottJes a corked and sealed of elegant rye whisky It ia supposed that the whale followed in the wake of tin United States steamer DspatchiIt which was wreckedmore month ago and swallowed the 1ernijohnthe wreckLexington Trana script i f LEXINGTON Dec 29 91 FRIEND MOoREThe enclosed dipping is from tbe Lexington Transcript of thisdate It striKes me that the story it tells is ofa miracl worked for c your special benefit x c st df t l L + r d J= r civilizeivii De enough to sml l Jr + ofexhIent hi- rsf17 kiskyn1 then throw himselfout of the water arid cpmr nit suicide because ofhi8sin1t X say a modern civilized whale would dp this is it unreasonable to Vuppoae that a whale who lived ina dark and barbarous age when Jonah had his little nn pleasantness with time Lord wouKi havehe fated to swallow a runa Way missionaryand in the course of thr a getJlredof the job and throw of sin he- wascarryrng on dry landor any Qthrconv ot place he could fiijti to throw him where he would not be1iablEfto again come across him anJmake a similar mistake uM ii1 i 4 Iisellt1ou to it 11i ieiijnalj bletij tia opVeEa whaeiriiracle ma3Y wtbe i metna dfyour redemptidni Qns lon herein- aught and dp n1d4rthihkeyery fish story is a s o YpurEriend IMIIi N PS NQTfyQi want to- shli thhabqv as a jokeon Jongh a dyour ypi can do sp but pleiso donttelanybody who wrote it If pu do I will feever Write you anQthbV libeV Yours tBN S Dio II looks to rme likevthis coantry is maklngah ulijuBt discrimin tion gainstn e Yh I reason that way about a wtoileii preacher writes all wayfr i ni to tell iBwsbip andod standing ifi r Felixs churcbtalksthat A all Tight Bathes a Demo pfsitf n 1am at Prohibitionist kud that makes a difference fairIerafld dontsee why whata fa ir for theDrak is not fair Jfdr tq duckptitlt dbnt work t ilY When first trtd the lIaj fitackled Saiii J nlftmt it theBade a ev r iinu then 1 have thought Ssw VIM a Jonah v jew way But you aint gpingto get me Into that row a ut The man is dead and I despise this thing ot pecking on a dead man hythethinghl3uevfrout of it unluckyhave1 the whale intended to murder Jonah in cold blood for you know he is warmed blooded fish He found Jonah a stranger and took him in andwhen out that Jonah was going to blubber he let up on him It may have been that the whale was something of a blow- hard but there Was nothing scaly abouthim I dont think the whale was a ood Prohibitionist croutlaJohah CoodJonah to into the fish busi ness with him but Jonah said ere would be no in fish anndflOactopononnlbaded ico Sweet Long ckaw for Bro Neal and me fiveher fa the circulation all together will RobertBat ave the anladeSe business management and r Moore the editorial depart blbuggyfiministery stmetlmauag 4uchsufficient for the task he has undertaken There can be no ddontpuchassociated with him such a grand RBIndependnt i4s5 j t FOR IE SPRING 1 WHITE GOODS t 41IN SMALL AND LARGE CHECKS IN1 WIDE A3H N RQWSTRPES IN PLAIN GOODS NEW PRETTY 7 Pretty little cdgeain Swiss and Nainsooki Inaetiisbo edgea Haadsome Match Seta in Namasook ac brg4- ockoa I wetLy TIo- mes qualities5pwr IN LOW PRIOJEAjj THE WAY TAYLORHAWKINSN- o5 7 Wet Main Street LexingtOn Ky flEI f r fi BfrKER BROSr A f IXI l i tNo12 SORTHLMEONE ST 1tc Maaucturtrs and Dealers In u JIcau es otc5 reasseasabI ters rfQELEBW6akp OART I4D6uJjWjnral7 w BAKER and BROSi r t FURNISHERSI The theLargestCentral Kentucky If you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our stock pricesFarmers with nswhen in town WILSON STARKS 62 64 and 66E Main Street Kaufman Straus Co 12 EAST MAIN STREETrNew goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are owding our shelves from the narrowest to the widest and richest itterns Wa show them in all sorts of materials A treat for the dies and a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them o lady in Lexington anticipating to make up Spring Underwear or Misses Dresses of White Goods can aflord to miss ex niniug our stock of these goods Early Spring Woolen Dress Mateiial Novelty Suitings the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirely d pleasing to the eye prices below actual anticipation ranging from j justbpenednewthem WASH GOODJS Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr hams all new patterns and coloring modest pin Scotch plaids and neat stripes They are quoted at 30c we GingImarked them at20c per yard A full line of dress new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOc LADIES MUSLIN UNDERWEARSPECIAL SALE 1lForty dozen Childrens Muslin Drawers six button holes patent ein a pair worth20c jLadies Mother HotherHubbard Gown good muslin well trimmed 55c they are worth 83c Lakies Muslin Drawers Fruit of the Loom Cotton deep hem 4 d tucks above 22p wprth40cv Ladies walking CambrIc ru leat49c wortl75C New Spaing Hosiery for Ladies and Goats We were fort natein P securing many cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose in both ack and fancy prior to the going into effect of the administrative ll and our prices thereon will show how these early purchases hens t our customers4l J Hose regular price now 35c we ill have them marked 25c j Ladies black and colored Lisle Hose worth 60e We still offer emat4Oc A now0cTOILET ARTICLES Glycerinedifferentasaline in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc er quart bottle KIUFMIN STRIUS ft DO J J lii eat Like the Cassia in the Blade N FORT WORTH TEX Jan 10 92 C C Moore Lexington Ky DEAR SIR Enclosed find postal sublcripbonmy time was out then I am rich in Prohibition and dont want the Blade to come to me on the poor mans excuseIarrived here from Kentucky August lOaud dont know as much what is going on here asI will later on Not long ago I attended the Bethel j mission of the Pro hibitionisthWCTUeet The k speaker was from North Texas His ipeech was such that I was edified Only eighteen persons present and only two quarters col lected pocketTwo that Iwas aware of and DemoreBt Silver Medal contest to take place at the Presbyterian church betweeneight Port Worth children The selections were from the best writers on Prohibi tBtheljql1or traffic When the speaking to begin a lady ann unc d that iagwuld bp d oa account of the small audIence tedagainlindtterewerjieigh contest came off on the evening of the 4th met with an audience of over a hundred The contestantswere all In point of intellectualability with natural eloquence of speech duplicatedLelocutionist for the occasion I have heard Bain Benson Finch and others but have never heard anything of the kind I enjoyed 4 more than this I thought the medal was properly bestowed and Iwant to giveamedalto second best as she deserved one In fact all of them do Ihave been dis tributing copies of the Blade about r the city except those that had too much in them Let me say to you Charley quit it it sounds ugly I think Jhave more to cues about than you have I Ihada brother killed while intoxi cated whichputmy mother in a premature grave Ialso hada sixteen months old boy killed 14s Rybythoughts have passed throughmy mind on account of the above sad tragedy but I dont cuss about it have been voting as I pray and will do whatever else I can to hangingSyouwillJiveaIways tion of all the black angels of deathand the sweet freedom from mayhememory after your natural demise from earth hail to Bro Mc t JGarvey Whenever the church If thev everdo the awful cpnsequenc that result from the drinking pfl liquor will be out of sight as the Skids here use the expression Yours very truly DAVID SEIXAES P S Please send the Blade to Robert Woolery Ezel Morgan ganCopnty Ky for six months f and Iwill send you a buzzardof anytl 1S Rev Z T Cedy Georgetown Fairly Sizes me up For the Blue GrassyBlade In a recent issue of the Blade J the editor closed an article that was devoted to preachers in gen eral With the announcement that I had been weighed in the bal ence and found wanting Such a public reference to niy self gives me an opportunity to My some things that have for some time been impressed upon my mind It is far from my intention to 4 eater into a with the editoror even to undertake to answer the article referred to but to call attentioiTto some convic 5tions of the writer that I think layback of that article and of 5cmany others like it Mr Moore seems to have a special fight against the preachers whether I as an individual have beenffQundwanting is an aft jco small interest to the public when miniBterp as a class are thuexattacked it isjfmpment tLY4 0by i rea hii s theminisferflto be Lboine in mind that Mr Moore himselfwas at one time a minis Is ter of Jeans Chri tlandthatafter a Very radical con k victions he resigned his position altogether He could not have Si meant anything by that act other than that the very calling itself was a false onefalse to such a degree that he could notremain in it as viewed by any denomi nation for he did not quit one- branch of the church and unite withanother as some do but withdrew from the calling itself i And it would hardly be suggested j that the change was made from a sense that some other profession was more in accord with his taste It was a change from convictions and henceit is not tobejexplained except on the ground that he felt there was something in the nature of the calling that made it incom patible with his conscience to re main mit that i8hcalDe to look upon the very calling as unworthy It would not thnbe a matter of surprise that Mr Moore attacks ministers if tie made as the groundof his attack that there calling was unworthy But this is not the ground and strange to say his position is the very opposite of this namely that the ministers themselves are unworthy uponthemfusing to support the Prohibition party to come up to that standard of citizenship demanded by the nature of their profession If this is not true why is it that Doctors sparedWhyclass of professional men who are denounced if it is not because hiRis the only class who in refusing to support his party fall short of the demands of their avocations This attack is not made because thy fall short as men or Citizens Ifthat were the case they would not be singledout as preachers If that were the case every man who refused to sign his petition what ever might be his business might expect to reocivecondign punishment whereas none but ministers ire called tonccquntJhis is good proof that even in Mr ca11ing a very high one so high and noble that he who occupies it is by his position placed in a whose brightness reveals as hideous sins nhill th tin others are errors ofjugment pr products of ignorance or at the very worst mitigable weakness This is a lostglaring incon sistency in Mr Moore To look upon the calling as too unworthy to be in and at the samey time to hold those in itio the most rigid account for failihg to live up to the exaU standard of their voca tion can not be reconciled One might think that the consistency can be explained on the ground that he classes the of the minister and thfe business of the barroom keeper together and as waginga war of extermination on that he denounces the acts of the minister because those acts are the natural outcome of his superstitious profession as much so as the acts of the saloon man are the outgrowth of his business that as a matter of fact the ministry is the worse of the two for they frpm the vary nature of their business preaching the Bible so blind and deaden a country that the existence of the sa loon and all other evils are made possible and that before nyre forms in society can be effected the superstitious calling in whose darkness they all flourish must be destroyed If this were Mr Moores potion ha then would not condemn the ministry for be nsit tb bin consistent for every deed woula ccord with their trade sucha position would BesidesI destruction of the church as chief aim of his paper andneces sarily that of the BalQon would take a secondary place And though sometimes accusedof having this primary aim it is not true for if I remember correctly he indignantly disclaims it saying that he would rather steal horses aSia business No cue whoknowsrM ores perfect frankness and fearlessness jn the declaration of his mind could believe that he would put forth a paper whose professed aim was to establish Prohibition senti ments kiowingtlmat hundreds of the lovers ot the church will take such a paper but whose realaim the overthrow of the church must be kept secret and work as secret leaventhus under thcloak of Prohibition entering families when ifthe real aimwas every door would be olosedand having entered keep up the disguise that it may remain long enough to sap the foundations of his deepest convictions I can say truly that I do not believe that such purpose has ever influenced him for a minute No hisaim is to destroy the saloon and he feels that if minis ters whose very calling should make them the stoutest enemies of the bar room and supporting it in anyway it is next to impossi ble to arouse others to time danger whose positions do not so emphat dutyfphta in his Prohibition papOxJe g lou and notjr fBntlany uc can ace that this places b1id doubt Ao radical jncCnsistency in his deepest convictions How is possible to reconcile that which forces him to quit the ministry with that which causes him to chastise initiators for failing to come up to standard Now it is far from my motive in calling attention to this inconsistency to thereby give Mr Moore a personal thrust I have never suspected him of insincerity I- have really rejoiced to see this inconsistency in his convictions not as an evidence of his dishonesty but as an explanation of how an honest man can writeso much that is good and so niuchr that seems vicious He fills hispaper with praise of Ohrist and in the same issue it may be calls Paul a lIar The spirit of every editorial in dicates that he loves truth and 4 jutrceayet he can attack a minister on the smallest provoca tion before receiving one word of explanation on his part with a mercilessness that amazing One can easily see I think how that almost all that is so very un byhimgrown out of that effort on his part to believe the church an stitution founded on superstition and whose creeds are documents unworthy of both the headand heart ot men The ministers of such an institu thingsbehood to expose them Hence there is no hesitancy when an unworthy oneis found to refer to him 98a member of a class of like nature or when one is seen to do that which does not seem right to re hypocrisyMr each individual preacher by that low idea of the calling which he has formed by a process of abstract reasoning as to the nature of that calling judgingAlmost any Pr9testants treat wayforgsttingof men can ever be had while we refuse to look at them as men having within themselves peculiarities in a hundred forms never before possessed by any mor taland persist in seeing simply one of caste Our idea of caste may be exactly correct but of the man erroneous This method of judging has characterized and justified the very worst forms of persecution and when it enters the mind whatever ones creed injustice is time inevitable es 1tnot the injustice that comes from a cruel heart persecutors have seldom been of such material but that which comes from men who honestly believe that they do Gods service Ministers who have met Mr Moore personally have been sur prised to find so perfect and such an agreeable gentleman It is his pen and not that feels the duty to cut It is easily cx plained While with them the forgotteninsonality But when he takes the pen the individual is forgotten and that hypocritical character of the caste is constantly before the mind His public utterances areas honest as was his private conduct sincere Those two deep radicalconvic tions in him color the whole life Andso he is the best example I have ever seen of how utterly impossible it is for an honest man raised under the influences of Christianity to degrade the church of Christ in his own mind for despite all his intellectualefloft and conclusions the church and tho ligf Chrst8mi riistere main inhismindsgreat realities demanding b high stand ard the noblest type ofcitizen ship maybehope of the country liesin the church and not simply in the beautifulspirit of Christianity If this is not so what means those efforts to arouse the ministers to dutyAnd most certainly it follows that the gradation of the church would be the ruin of our land Now let me say again how for eign it is to my purpose to reflect in any way upon Mr Moore I have noted I think to Ue a contradiction in his convictions but because they are convictions they are honest and the inconsistency ifit exists has been out of sight and can in no way affect his sincerity but can as I believe exist not only in one honest man but actually does exist in us all to some degree and despite the most beautiful sincerity sends forth light and darkness good and evil in the same lifeZ CODY Georgetown Ky Barringsome little inaccuracy in the syntactical get up of that letter that would not be worthy of a reference in the production Of a man in a less cultured calling- that is a very admirable letter that grants to me more than I merit increases my regard for theHeverend gentleman which has been Jjigh from the begin ni gofmy short acquaintance The occasion of my adverse criticism of him was my belief that he was opposed to Prohibi tion this belief based upon the fact that he declined to sign what is known as the million vote agreement said agreement almost universally signed by Prohibitionists Judge Stevenson of Georgetown himself a Prohibitionist had just told me of three ministers in Georgetown who had declined to sign the agreement though there were a number of Democrats signingitThe mentioned Rev Cody as one of the ministers who would not sign it I knew that President Dudley of George town College was a minister in Rev Codys church and knew that Rev Dudley was opposed to Prohibition I had Rev Cody had not attended any Prohibition meeting or speaking here even when Prof Rucker rr42 one of the most prominent men in his church was announced to speakand did speak and when I head that he would not sign the vote agreement to which Rev Cody mistakenly refers in his article as my petition Ihad no doubt that he was opposed to Prohibition Rev Cody was about to pass Judge Stevenson and me just as Judehad told me that Mr Cody declined to wfjn stoppedMrCody pretty earnestly I am to put you on record and Thanded him an agreement blank He declined to sigu it without any dpassedonhad I topigntimeavowed infidel and a man of the highest standing and intelligence He said he had voted for the Prohibition Presidential candidates andexpected still to do so but it was a matter of principle with him never to sign any pledgeIn allusion to ministers wficf would not sign the agreement Iused the name of Mr Cody with two others who declined to sign itl because they werenotP itionists A appcitheprise by Judge Pinnell thatJMr had voted for Prohibition and intended to vote for time Pro hibitiou Presidential candidates this year I at once wrote a note of apology to him which was delivered to him by Judge Einnell with additional apologetic explanations and my published apology to Mr Cody appeared in the Blade before I received the letter above published If this be regarded as an instance in which Ihave attacked min ister on the smallest provocatioyj before receiving a ex nation on his part with a mercill lessness that is amazing I wil submit whetheror not Rev Cody- was not under the circumstances- under some obligation to give the word of explanation The statement or intimation that I am opposed to ministers a class or caste can not be sus tained from anything I have printed or said and I have said that I do not regard the cling of a preacher as being as hL and honorable andvaluableand noble as that of a blacksmith and that the whole of America could get along comfortably for a year if every preacher In America woul- go to Europe and stay a yearbuj that business and social and happiness would be blockel ifall the blacksmiths in Amen should go to Europe and I year I now endorse and reiterall all that and add to It that J 19 persuaded the Christia as Jesus of Nazareth tan 3vould bei Hnmpaseljr just at once W sofariedpreacheri and con preacherorpni come here Rev Cody most misconceives myappreciatibn of this thCIeISinconscious conviction that the hope of the country lies in the church anlnot simply in Jhe ChristianityIconscientious conviction th t18 exactly the reverse of what he supposes I do not believe that there ever was a miracle I am just as much satisfied that Jesus had two natural human parents as that Ihadj and I do not believe that he roH from the dead any more thanhiny- other dead man ever did and whether he or any other mgnJever lived or ever will live after tleaih is a question for discussion with the chances immensely against immortality But the spirii qf the religion which he taught is simply indispensable to nuiaii noveriiarryProhibition that opposes the brute passions and appetites of men Until men are influenced to do it by the spirit of the religion bf Jesus of Nazareth and hence as a Prohi bitionist I cantinuill urge the religionIthe greatest of all crimes against the spirit ot the Christian r the late African slavery in Amer lea not excepted The 3rohibL tioaartyis tiie only seasi practl a1andorgaDlzedeffort tha thas ever been made to destroy the liquor traffic Preachers are by the masses regarded as the custo diana of the morals of the and therefore I say that a preacher who is opposed to a bad dangerous citizen and is not fit to stand in the pulpit or in to teach the opposltiout4Prohibition norance or of natural incapacity or it may beas I in most instances it isfrom obduracy or selfconceit or from mercenary consideration or for personal popularity but whether from the first or the latter class of clauses they are equally unfit to instruct the people I do not repremand lawyers beingProhibitionists have charge of the department of morals VI wouldnot repremand it eachera if aver simple malady re killing many people I nuld reprimand the doctors be Mse it is their special business see to the health ofthe country lid not that of the preachers If the lawyers and doctors in entuckyshouldvote for Prohi it would have no more sig ficance or influence than if all ie carpenters should vote that lay If every preacher in the tate of Kentucky should vote for the moral influence fpuld be such that no other polit bal party could stand against it discriminatingaiost praisethose Ian any man in Kentucky I have lately printed more in Iraise of Rev McGarvey than all putbgetherChristian people have linked ur names together all over the nited States and have asked yettlevresided over the body that ex luded me from the Broadway Christian churc- have said and am ready still to8ay much in praise of Revs athc ws and Lloyd though the HfjCtSserfedmeiff the hour of trial when my life was in danger and without notification and myfriendttempted newspaper that has lately cham ioned the cause of a saloon keeper for Mayor pt Lexinglon But the Rev gentleman got left and in the estimation of the citi ens ofLexington has remained eft unto this day Georgetownimilarly ng on more than one occasion pulitentlemen because they are work ing for the Prohibition cause Rev Bartlett was the leading ing spirit in a sentiment against polItIciansand saloonkeepers until it was daily expected in Lexington that some one would kill me He has never apologized to me fjof it and I have never heardof taking any part in the Prohi bition movement and though IWould take great leasure in do kindness1have I mended him for any good he has dqne simply because Ji have not anyJr ted Lyman Abbott forgoing to Iowa to workagainst Prohibition and now Iwill ask- my good Bro Cody to name any other preacher against whom I have said ought further than my general denunciation ofaU preachers who are opposed to Pro lam glad that Bro wrote leteri- getIjiaileilded beliu i n jl Tuviu in kindness sad that he will me and through me help the Prohibition anyfitience whe Geiag e kill eHis Name IB ny M LectedAbeHtI- N Knexvlllc TCBII tYr son at the University of 1Jennesse writes me a strictly letter in which he wants tborrow36oo to pay his sub scription to a Y M C A borrowingThe are that I am helping to run two churches and two Y M C As and yet I am going to the devil be toughWhenever any monoy from me he pays me in taffy like some of these fellows pay for their Blade The extract from my sons letter is as follow- went to hear Mr Bain lecture on Human Character Since then I have heardseveral say it was one of the most eloquent lectures they ever heard He brought out some beautiful illustrations of human character which to me would seem more like fiction than reality had I not known you as I do One particular reference is to you and Judge He spoke calledaenemy will defy him to prove it After he had to I thought I would call on him I went to his room and told him my name was Moore He spoke to me politely asked me to have a seat and began to talk to me myfathersprang up and gave me one of the most warm hearted hand shakes- I ever had He seemed so glad to see me and complimented me so that a choking sensation would rise in my throat I have a cranky Prohibition friend here who is helping me to get the Million vote pledge filled outIt seems like my friend time enemy who is going to kill me if I ever print his name in my paper is liable to gain additional distinction by that little episode in his life Suppose we all let upon him nowaildnot even put any more allusions to him in the Blade y5 I am pretty certain I will not if somebody does not write me something about it George W Bain is a more pleas ant character for contemplation I have seen in some Prohibition paper the picture ofa banner with John P St John and George W Bain on it as its favorites for President and Vice President My favorite for Vice President is George W Bain first and John A Brooks second Bain is a fine speaker andat bodyI delegation will instructfor him at St Louis and that he will accept If we had as available men in the South as we have in the North I would prefer that on our next ticket the candidate for President should be from the Southand for Vice President from the North The couple whoever theyare will be almost certain to carry a million vote- sTEMPERANCE NOTES CAUSED BY ALCOHOL Some fthe DlrEWcti et BalDrinking Alcoholism may be considered brief ly first in its general bearings and second as a form of insanity The relation between alcoholism crime pauperism and charity is most tnt mate For example a certain young criminal who tried to kill an aged woman without provocation said that when he was six years of age his fa ther used to return home drunk strik- Ing hU mother and throwing sticks of wood at him He stood it for awhile but afterward left home and though mot a thief was compelled to steal for a living was sent to a Juvenile say lum and after leaving went among farmers to live under their care being kindly treated by a very few whipped and otherwise roughly treated by many Remaining a month or so with developedIntowandered two years stealing eating and sleeping wherever he could Thus alcohol gave the initiatory to thieving charity endeavored to counteract these effects result of six years of unfavorable surroundings in two years but the evil forces acquired by early treatment had gained too strong a foothold tramplugare typical and almost wholly the re cult of evil surroundings for which society is culpable and for which she suffers dearly both morally and finan cially The alcoholic may be a good workman when sober but from regularity he loses his position and gradually becomes a pauper A sad fact in connection with alcoholism is that often the kindest and most genial natures are for this very reason ruined through the unintentional influence of friends for they are unable to resist the socalled feeling of goodfellowship when drinking together Front the ethical point of view it is questionable whether onehas the right to take the chances of causing another to falL It Is better to forego the physical intel IndulglDgluany lcaltmoralorsoclalru1nf The relation of ethics to all these forms of abnormal humanity is as rect as it is diversified It is ethically questionable whether it la right to give to beggars for by so doing we en courage them by virtually paying thexnto beg and if not already paupers they can be made so by a mistaken philanthropy It is a common saying and practice of Americans traveling in Europe to give every beggar a cent to get rid of him n This of course has Just the opposite effect All these abnormal forms of human ty are different degrees of evil or wrong the highest of which is orime They are all links of one chain This chain is that which we denote by the words evil bad unjust wrong etc witcriminaUtyalcoholism considered under the head of char itologicaL Thus the different institu asylumsInebriate tionslor the blind deaf and dumb and defectives hospitals dispensaries relief for the poor in any form church phllanthroplcaltable in their purpose The difference detween thes institutions is one of degree as an examination of the mates would soon show The pauper may be or may have been a criminal or insane or alcoholic or the criminal may be or may have been a pauper or insane or alcoholic and so on The close relation of alcoholiaa to insanity is shown by the statement ef a specialist ErafftEbing that all forms of Insanity from melancholia to imbecility are found in alcoholism Itto artificial it begins with a slight maniacal excitation thoughts flow lucid ly the quiet become loquacious the modest bold there is need of muscular action the emotions are manifested la laughing singing and dancing Now the esthetical ideas and moral impulses are lost control of the weak side of the individual is manifested his secrets cynicaldangerous drunk Just as the insane insists on his weathIsparslyticThe principal character bf these mental disturbances consists in a moral and intellectual weakness ideas become lax as to honor and decorum There is a disregard of the duties of family and citizenship Irritability a concomitant the slightest thing causes suspicion and anger which Is uncontrollable There Is weakness of will to carry out good resolutions and a consciousness of this leads some asylumforthat they cannotreslat temptation Thus daughternot pass a saloon on the way without going in if ho had money with him Now it is a weakness of memory a difficulty in the chain of thought and a weak perception until imbecility to may be disturbances in brain circulation causing restless sleep anxious dreams confusion dizziness head ache Such circulatory disturbances in the senseorgans can give rise to hal lucinations There isa trembling in hands face Ups and tongue In short there Is a gradual mental and bodily degeneration rom the medical point of view a cure is generally douotlul lor in pri vate life total abstinence is impossible The patient must be placed in an in sane asylum or better in a hospital for inebriates where total abstinence can be enforced Patients with delirium tremens especially need the most careful hospital treatment The prin cipal directions are conservation of strength and cerebral quiet strong un irritating diet and mUd laxatives etc Such in general to considered to be the best medical treatment A certain French specialist Magnan says that a dipsomaniac is insane to drink but the drunkard is insane after he has drunk Arthur Macdonald Ph D in Inde pendent OUGHT TO BE KILLED The Sad Story of Drunkard Who Acted Dp to HU Belief One of the saddest cases of self slaughter ever recorded took place in one bf the large western citiesa city whose phenomenal growth has attracted the attention of the worldthe victim being a young lawyer of great ability and promise He had held an Important office connected with his profession and was a favorite among his fellows and the public generally It was with him only a case of waiting for honors which would not be very long delayed In coming to him Pri vately he was rich though he worked like a Trojan at his business The demon of drink seized on this favored young man and several times he went on protracted sprees His remorse and shame after his recovery from these periodicals exceeded thing which can bo described HedeX dared that he would quit liquor with as much fervency as a man would de laro that which was to save his very life He tried to make his resolution as strong as steel and as hard M eta maui against the temptation For two years it held Then the insane and accountable longing seized him and he fell once more When be recovered from this spree his chagrin and condi tion of mind were terrible He openly declared that a drunkard had no right to live and seemed to apply the declare tion to himself A man who gets drunk ought to be killed said he Time went on and he was sober and more industrious than ever His friends felt certain that the one thing and only thing which stood between him and the top of the heap was conquered and beaten and gone forever But not so They were all surprised ontidayto learn that he was off on another more desperate drunk than ever When it had run its conre he had nothing to say teat retired to his fathers house where ha slept all night Getting up in the morning he took his revolver in hand and stood before the mirror so that he could take sure aim He fired The bullet passed through his head struck a joist or the lathing in the wall and bounded back falling upon the floor a few inches from his head And so they found him when they broke open the door uA man who gets drunk ought to be killed He had made his declaration good Chicago Times DEPRAVITY IN A DOG DnuUc to the Extent f Horror n Specimen Alcohol Edmond Ores is the owner of a bull terrier dog which Is pronounced the greatest inebriate canine of his breed Gras Is a medical student and as such he has gathered a number specimens and preserved them in alcohoL His studies for examination came to an end some days ago and having no further use for the specimens he had the jars and their contents removed to the cel lam of his home for future dipnsa- drinkloving e dog itaelled out the alcohol and immediately proceeded to upset the jars thereby breaking them and causing the spirits to form a pool whioh he lapped up Gros attention happcnedbyhowled during half the night which was astrange contrast to his ordinary good behavior and when Gros went down to see what was the matter he found him jumping about in a most unaccountable manner snapping at the floor and the air and howling ell the dog recognized his outer and sought shelter behind him as though from some invisible foe He was per fectly exhausted from the exercise he had gone through and fell asleep only to awake a few minutes later and bite blaownpawL All these symptoms as well as the empty specimen jars were indications enough for the student to diagnose his first case as one of delirium tremens Sport was better the next day but could not be coaxed back IntQ the eel lar where he saw greeneyed rats with tails and lots of teeth Ban Fraaclseo Examiner PROHIBITION IN KANSAS De stat Tempermno Alliance oa the Prosperity of That Stat The executive committee of the Kan MS State Temperance alliance has sued an address congratulating the people of Kansas on abolishing the open saloon la says the dress there were more than 2000 IntoxicatingUquors legally sold The most of these places were public drinkeries saloons frequented from early morning until late at night by a motley crowd of men and boys who under the most demoraliz lag surroundings were drinking in toxleatlng drinks lewd and indecent pictures adorned the walls the very air obscenitybrawlscurrence while the pistol and the dirk furnished ready helps to murder Ninetenths of all the of violence to person aDdP crimeaI wacocted in the saloons Had the saloon system continued we should by this time have had about 8000 saloons in Kansas in full blast do lag every day their appropriate work of moral and physical demoralization and death Our capital city Topeka would have had at least of those vicious resorts and our criminal court would have been kept busy every day punlabyearsbaautes to the material prosperity and growth of the state The decade from May to May despite the hard times of the last two or three years has been the moat prosperous one in the history of the state Tho vast sums which used to be worse than wasted in support of saloons now main ly go into the channels of legitimate thegaincommunity The hardearned wages theartiaan filltheUethanprosperany 5 r l TO ALL PERSONS TO WHOM THE BLADE MAY COME The issue of Oct 31st begins the second year of the and I hope that those who intend to take it will be as prompt as they can in paying me for If200ay- ear for persons in good circum stances and 100 ayear for per sons who can not afford to pay more and will tell me so The Blade will o to all persons to whom it went last year who have not ordered it discontinued Those who have not paid me for last year will please do so if they feel that they ought to do so and if not please notify me to dis i continue it in order that I mayfnot incur further loss by it iWIyou will receive a receipt yoursjOUARLES I i THE BEAUTIFUL 20 MILES THE SHORTEST 4 EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY CINCINNATI Making direct connections in Central Union Depot for ST LOUIS INDIANAPOLIS WESTERN CHICAGO t Points 4CANADIANPoints BUFFALO NEW YORK BOSTON NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore PhiladelphiaI 174 Miles the Shortest and Quickest line LEXINGTON JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA Jt The only line running Solid Trains fwithout for class rBandairquick time TO iiBruJlSW1CKTampaStflAugustine lumbus Montgomery Mobile and Points in GEORGIA AND ALABAMA J05 MILES THE SHORTEST TO NEW ORLEANS r tSalldSleeping Cars making direct con nection at New Orleans with out omnibus transfer for TEXAS MEXICO an- dCALIFORNIA The Only Line to JACKSON VICKSBURG Mississippi Making direct Omnibus transfer at Shreveport LOUISIANA For Dallas Fort Worth Houston Galveston Texas Mexico and California THE SHORT LIRE withthroughPuflxnanllourdoirSleop ers KNOXVILLE F Connecting with through car lines for fFarMaps and full information call on 8 T swift city TiotAgt Phoenix Hotel a w sh tz Depot Ticket Agent Frank w Agt4Lexington D MILLER D G EDWARDS Traffic Manager G P TA ICINCINNATI O 150000 ACRES OF LAND WANTED An Eastern Steamship and Col onization Company have written to the General Passenger a rfTic- ket Agent of the Queen Crescent Route to find for them a tract of land in either Kentucky or Tennessee of about 150000 acres The land is to be suitable for truck farming also for raising cornj wheat trees and l near enough to railrbad tomsljip shipping facilities handy Anv1L yforJgiving l all 1D1 Commencing Sunday January 10th the Louisville Southern rail way willuse the Cincinnati Southern Depot at Lexington Ky Both using the same Depot t IGjanlmj I If 1 r ADW3RTISING RATES IilhlhaI a c a 8 8 e4IO z OneYear 888888888888 aCrtIon gm 88o SiXjtIo IjThreo 888 8888Insertion t 5 8888ElghtfnaertfoD 3 OneMonfb Si 8 i 18888= = S TIt 1188888888888 ooo- 811I8 wor- njjjj 5 g A Nice Old GcHtleHiaii Tumbles te the PrekibitieH Bracket v ABLNGTON ILLS Jan 14 92 bIr O O Moorc DEAK SIR For ur ment I write thietUncle Peter Dechant used this yr language in regard to your paper the Blade take six papers but a Ireadtbe Made clear through first all the time and confound me if I do not believe Iwill vote the Prohibition ticket next electionb There were heard this besides melSaid I Bully for Another man accosted me in the grocery Said he Byram do you take that Blue Grass Blade h I do said IdSaid he turned out of the church who reads it We need buck skin editions in AbingtonCSend the Blade for to H A Peters Hay Springs Nebraska 1 V I will send a dollar for same soon f Respectfully gt WW BYRAM Give my love to Bro Dechant andtell him he is a man after my own heart He made the argu ment fairly and gentlemanly and t as forcibly as the circumstances would admit for his old political party and when answered it he 485W there was ntthiug in his ar q 1 gument n and he gave it up like a HeTSOuld see11i vas every way my peer intellectually and tnat he probably knew more about politics than I did or do But like any other strongminded and honest nap stop to think he can see that the dif- Ference between Democrats and Republicans is nothing butfa s squable between the ins and the outs while the liquor traffic in volving finance and morals and legislation as it does is the most stupendous issue ever presented to the American people and one which will go through all the gov ernments of the earth just as it i has through ours In time to come Mother i Stewart the author of Prohibi tion will be known to the worId1 as a hero than Mother Hubbard and Mother Shipton and the mother of the Gracci all put r The next thlDgafter Prohibi K tion is the Peace Congress Its all and pthcelof the 3 one grand Prohibition idea T The Peace Congress will all be fixedup at the Chicago Centennial next year byrepresentatives from 4 all over the there willI be peace on earth and good will amongmen and war shall be- n more the spear bayonet shall be beaten into a pruning hook and the sword into a plow eharc and menshall learn war no Sc more There are not three preachers in Kentucky who have as much faith in the New Testament as I haveand I am heathen r They will tell you that they be Have something about Trinity said n and sancti aa 2and expurgatibliHaud thunderatioa and damnation but theyand do not be lieye a word of it and they do not t believe that the dayIS at hand k t when men shall learn war no more and when metaphorically the lion and the lamb shall lie down together t I believe sincerely and in f t telligently I know that only J two or centuries ago the judges decidedcases at law by r of battle That is now so thoroughly done away with that not more than one man out of ten who read this will know what that means In from now children will be asking their parents how it was possible that governments used to keep just as they tinow ask how it was possible that we used to have slaves I believe that the Peace Con gress is comingand that no government will have any army or navy ad that in order to show the conplete fulfilment of that prophecy they will literally take some of the bayonets from the arsenals 9f the United States and make pruning hooks of them and take soie the swords and make plow shares oftbenand that all of them will be converted into some industrial pursuit and that the cannon and cannon balls will be meltcd and put into rail roadrails on railroads that will be owned and operated by the government and that you will be able to go from here to New York for a dollar Thats the kind of a hair pin I theologySet them Brother Byram well get there flobcrtNuckoIsWrite- irr It 0 Nuckols late cashier of the Mercer National Bankof this city has a column article in the Georgetown Times in which he avers that his recent escapede was caused by pervous prostra tionaudmental worry over individual financial embarrassment The article is aimed specially at Charley Moore and to refute cer tain alleged aspersion of that individual in reference to his Nuckols downfall being attributable to whisky The article closes as follows Now hereafter the man whoaf termy declaration strives to write my and my familys name with of infamy by the power of truth I affirm that I will hold him individually responsible for personal recantation While we dont endorse Charlie Moore in anything he says yet Mr Nuckols procedure in this own is an open secret to every ody and when he left the news papers kindly threw the palladium of charity about him quiteIorder or he would have forborne appear in print upon such elicate subject We wouldad vise him to quit drinking moder ately and keep himself as far away from newspapers as possible r he may find it necessary to hold of the boys in this neck of the woods individually responsible Georgetown Times and Har rodsburg Democrat please copy Harodsbnrg Sayings A Clmrch Member ia Paris Writes a Libel Upon me and use Kentnckian Citizen Publishes it SAVINGS OF A LUNATIC ITHE benefit of a few unac quainted with the facts we desire to a word in regard to the wholesale denunciation of our people in a sheet calledthe Blue Grass Blade It is with sorrow and commis eration that we refer at all to its editor He has been ah inmate of the Lunatic Asylum and should he have a friend or friendsI for their own reputation his sake they see that he be returned immediately to that institution Dementia assumes many forms This poor fellow once attempted to preach and to become a Christian preacher He is a grand son of the beloved and venerated B W Stone one of the movers of the Reformation who lies buried at old Cane Ridge and among the people that this poor man so fiercely denounces Infidelity lunacy and the great cause of temperance do not go well together Every precinct in Bourbon county save one has lo cal option add favor and work for temperance Paris istheI only precinct in Bourbon county without temperance laws and we made a magnificient fight here a few years ago for Local Option but were outvoted as the friends temperance generally are in the larger towns andcities The spleen and idiocy of this man seems to be directedagainst the Christian church and its pastor J S Sweeney Possibly ot the 1300 members of the Christian church in Paris there is not to be found in this broad Commowealth or else where a more united devoted moral and religious body of peo ple They are noted for their generosity hospjtality refinement culture church in Paris gave 15000 to the cause of ed ucation Kentucky University in the adjoining city of Lexington more than any other one church KentuckyAs elder Sweeney it is enough to say that his people for whom he has preached almost the fourth of a century are satisfied with him During the twenty three years that he has been preaching the glorious gospelof Christ here with a power aud eloquence and pathos rarely equaled he has never repeated a single sermon He preaches for the restoration of New Testament Christianity andfor the unionof all Gods peo pIe in the greatest cause in all this universe impressing upon his hearers that their loftiest ambition and aspirations should be for a virtuous life and a glorious and immortalityIf referred to above could his more lucid intervals visit the grave of his great ancestor it would in all probability do him much good A MEMBER IN PARIS I deny the statement that I ever was an inmate of the Luna tic Asylum or that I was ever insane or that there is any foun dation in fact for the statement The Lexington Leader of Jan 31 has also published the above account with the head lines and comment A Right eous Protest Against the utter ances of the Blue Grass Blade A member of Elder Sweeneys church in Paris denounces Editor Moore for his violent abuse of that eminent pastorIThe Paris Friday published the following righteous protest against recent utterances of Editor Charles C Moore in the Blue Grass Blade Especially Glad to Have FrcBds in Old Bourbon I PARIS KY Jan 8 92 Mr C a Moore 0 DEAR SiRrHerewith please find check for 2 00 in payment of your paper I do not know how long it has been coming toI my address but am satisfied I pi we have gotten the ful1200I worth I hope you may continue it and ifI amunable to pay you in money I will take pleasure in rendering professional services to that amountIRespectfully JT MCMILLEN His letter head shows he is a dentist Jest think about getting paid by having your teeth pulled Jeeminy An Extra Supply ef Blades for Paris Kentucky PARIS KY Jan 29 92 DEAR MR MOORE Receivedyour papers by this train Sold them out in a few minute Cant you send me 100 copies next week can sell them without any troubleIPlease send themIRespectfully FRED S DONALDSONI I am informed that copies ofI the Blue Grass Blade of Jan 23 sold in Paris for twentyfive cents each on account of that article about whisky in the Christian churchtbereIt a patching to what will bo in the Blade of February 13 written by members of that church and giving that church particular fits Iused to thinkItEleasant Green the negro church in Lexington was tough but Iam never going to say it anymore since I have gotten into true wardness oftbat Christian church at Paris It does beat the devil Iwill publish the testimony of a lady gentlemanwhoaremembers Donaldson at Paris is the Blades news boy and unless orders for more than 100 arc given him betore February 12 I will send him only 100 papers THE OCCASIONAL GLASS It May Well Be Beftued If It Glre Temptation to Other It Is difficult to convince many otherwise excellent people that there is any harm in taking an occasional glass of wine or other intoxicating beverage at the table or elsewhere They never drink to excess it is said and why should they deprive themselves of a harmless indulgence because other men are too weak to control their appetites This is the usual argument but in the present situation of thipgs at least it is a cruel selfish unmanly and unchristian argumentIt old cry in a new form Am lmy brothers keeper Paul answered this most effectively when ho saiduU meat make my brother to offend I will eat no flesh while the world standeth There is true manliness in this the true Christ spirit I will deny myself the apostle might have added even so harmless and so important an article of food as meat if the eating of it shall causemy brother to stumble and fall into sin It is not absolutely essential that I should eat meat to sustain my life There are plenty of other kinds of food good and wholesome to which I may sort I will restrict myself to those if by so doing I can save a single one of my fellow men from a life of sin and shame Would that the moderate drinker would apply such logic as this to himself Christian at Work Poverty and Saloons Statistics show a very close connec tion between poverty and saloons A recent number of an English publication asserts that in the poorest district in London there is one saloon to each 136 of population or eightyone saloons to 11000 of population In a certain quarter in Ohicago which however ia not conspicuous for extreme poverty there are said to be 750 saloons The vote of that quarter is about 7000 It appears therefore that there is one saloon to every ten voters Provided each of these voters represents ten persons who do not vote or in other words that tho population of the ward is 70000 which is much too high there is one saloon to each of population On the other hand accepting the lowest number pf saloons claimed for the territory 560 there would still be one saloon for eacli thirteen voters Estimating the voters at one to five of population there would be one saloon to each sixtyfive persons Thus it appears that Londons record saloons in its poorest quarter is not sq bad as is that of apart of Chicago Chifauro Daily News EUROPEAN TEETOTALERS L Powerful Appeal for Tempe Widely Circulated on the Con tine An appeal for total abstinence fjlm the use of intoxicating liquors is g widely circulated on the Continent It jmanates from tho Zurich Society ot Combating the Alcohol Habit and as VQicesalient Its JS the question has been propounded or public consideration whether one of ur most widespread practices tho nseiof alcoholic beverages does not threapn a serious danger In tho course of t cussion of this question no one has e is1njuriousquestion the changes that are wrought thOffiftpeated many causeslofdegeneration less clearly understood is the direct tion of alcohol as a narcotic Tesembl ng ether chloroform and morphine a d like them bringing a more or lOss wo found paralysis ofth mental functi os The close relation of these poisoning ef fects to the social consequences that tend drunkenness and the drink is bit begins to make itself manifest to he general intelligence If penury lud misery follow the steps of the drunk rd it is his weakened mental grasPW k ened by the workngo poiso that inflicts these misfortunes upon h n just as the destruction of the inter ial organs inflicts pain ahdrdisease These established and clearly ceived facts have nothittnctD BhaKethe satisfaction with whicffthe moderataiise alcohol has been regarded or the lief in its benefits There is nodoubtJ that this moderate use does nothaveho same ruinous results that spring from the immoderate and daily experience seems to teach that the highest mental and physical performances may be alsqr elated with temperate indulgence But because the blind Mil ton and the Heine were great poets is it to beas1 sumed that they did not feel their phys ical deprivations Therefore let no one conclude that alcohol is harmless because the strong are able to withstand it Should we not give some little heed to those friends of humanity who complain that their efforts for the rescue of infirm sad easily seduced natures are brought to naught by the constant glorification of this agency of seduction that is so truly the central influence in pur social life And should we not vouchsafes me attention for the peril that is in store for future generations if it is true not only that the drinker transmits to the child an inferior constitution and a nervous sys tem predisposed to all kinds of maladies but also that the injurious effects of al cohol increase from generation to genera tion It was not until our own days that manufacturing took such strides and ho earth was made to yield alcoholicliquors abundantly as to create a ramifying and menacing traffic in such liquors as articles of daily request among the entire people Not until now has the been of a kind to touch the whole nation instead of separate circles We address ourselves to the reflecting people who look with faith for a healthy and marked development anrsuch we would say before you lies the fu tore a future which you know will make larger and larger demands upon tho activity the judgment and the cut tivation of mankind And now young men there is proffered to yon anagency that if availed of not only can prove but we may predict will prove unfail theptrugglewhicbi tions of actual life for deluding you as to prospects and for causing you to for getwhat you have to battle for And this agency is potent to cast about you the coils of fascination ltis accorded all conceivable recommendation and praise alike by the sagacious and the inexperienced it is esteemed at doubly exaggerated worth it is devised to take from the fora discrini- natingnncfentanding of the beautiful and the sacred Can you believe that your youth will conquer It will be no easy task to persuade men to spurn thisdeceitful poison which has long been so tenderly cherished un less a distinct knowledge of its dangers shall fix the resolve And now the truth must be made manifest that even the entirely moderate person who has never been intoxicated and daily takes his glass of wino at meals for the sake of preserving or improving his health is in error for a substance that has notice ably poisonous effects upon those unaccustomed to its use even if the doses taken are very small cannot be consul ered a means of nourishment We beseech all those who have aheart for tho future of mankind all who watch with sensibility the ever deepening conflict that man is waging with the conditions of existence to come to our side for tho genius of the race can maximIDrunkenness Rntslo Of late the papers have pub1ish for eign dispatches portraying an appalling state of drunkenness among the starving Russianpeasantry How reconcile this with the statement that drunkenness produces poverty Simply thus wise That drunkenness in the past was the cause of the poverty stricken state among the peasants at present and their drunken habits unfit them for energetic effort to relieve the stress of tho situation hence to drown despair they drown reason in drink Drinking in poverty intensifies tho evil of poverty The total abstain rarely becomes poverty strickenbut- ho if does he knows that drink is no cure i Christian at Work A Moral Issue The suppression of the drink habit isa moral issue It is not a question of fiscal expediency alone It does not appeal to self interest alone Its claims reach the conscience of men and women simply directly and with tremendous power Tlje Slums aud the Saloon The slums and the saloon are insepar able allies We are accustomedto think of London slums as being not only the darkest spots in darkest England but surpassing in misery and crime anything in our own country But good authority assorts that in the poorest district of London there is one saloon to each persons while in a less poverty stricken section of Chicago there is one saloon to each sixtyfive persons TIle Greatest Monopoly on Earth The population of the United States today is about 62000000 Of this num ber about 240000 are retail liquor deal ers pr pne person out of every The gross income of the business is over 100000000 each year an average to each dealer of noirly 5000 the best part of whch represents clear profitVoice Uncle Sams Annual Liquor Dill The annual liquor bill for the United States is l03800000a 3 DRINK RUSsiA It Honeycombs Public Service and De batichcsthe Peasantry The Grashdanin a Russian official or graphicjicturessomo thetic others tragicof the effects of drink in that country For instance it relates how in the ro citypf Kiev a Russian policeman 7hp waS to bring a prisoner into coJIrlI enters the room with hat on head and suddenly drops helpless on the floorI jjjanic prevails until it is found nan is only drunk When ho has covered sufficiently the presiding justice asksWhere is your prisoner Answer Heee is right down stairs yer know stopped just t have a littlo smoke Bbnt he will be up by and byI youll see can take my word hes the right sort of fellow gathertoghiosity but hospitably invite the officer to take a glass of vodka brandy with hem Next morning many of them had bringthemmeasure was of no avail in the case thetacollectorhe had drank himself neighborhoodthem to honor his memory became dead drunk IIi this connection however we must temernberthat in Russia vodka is ex t tn cheap that the Russian as a rule cannot stand moro than onehalf the amount of liquor tolerated by his European neighbors that as lives woody the drink has a raorQtarnjSle ofICsct upon him and that most of tbe Eu ropean countries consume per cap a II40eSi Tile Coffee Mouse Plan In Chicago Among the most practical schemes forsthe promotion of temperance is Which is known as the coffee house plan- yearsihGreatinits tentative stage in New York It is proposed to give ita trial in Chicago Of course the coffee house must ifot bo offered to thp wage earner for whom mainly it is in tended as a charity nor openly asa reformatory agent It must be offered as a business experiment The manager- of a system brtwen five coffee- shouses started in an English town by the temperance people reports a divi dend of 12 per cent upon 4he capital stock The houses were opened made attractive managed with the shrewdness displayed by saloon keepers and proved profitable from the first Meals were served cheaply and elegantly as theyhavoliIDchCustomers were made to feel at home The result has been a notable reform in the lives of many who had been freIquenters of saloons Equally of course the experiment to be successfulmust not be under the control of any temperance society though the capital must be furnished by people who desire a diminution of the drinking habit This we are told is the policy of those whoI are anxious to have the coffee house plan in operation in Chicago It is a pblicy that wo hope soon to see reduced topractice Chicago Inter Ocean A Fearful Indictment to Face We select almost at random from a 4afly paper on our desk the following MOonts Little Willie Barrett nine years of age was picked up on the streets ofI Brooklyn last Thursday morning half frozen and famishing1 from hunger His drunken mother had driven him from the house and compelled him to stay out all night The same morning which was bitterly cold May Lawson was found drunk on the street of the same city with a two yearold baby in her arms nearly frozen The child was taken from her and placed in a foundling asylum The night before in a saloon at MonI day 0 a drink crazed desperado Thornton Sampson murdered without the slightest provocation John Lynch a man with whom ho was drinking in a saloon These items were all in remote corners of the paper with nothing to indicate that they were anything unusual They are paralleled almost every day in the yearVoice Englands Drink Dill During the last five years Englands drink bill has been steadily on the in crease notwithstanding the fact that never before have her temperance ganizations been so active or aggressive- as during that period Wo are told that among her educated and well to do classes drunkenness is becoming the ception and moderation the rule yet notwithstanding this moderation movement and in pite of her boasted 5000000 to 6000000 total abstainers her Bands of Hopeand other moans for educating children in temperance principles and her scientific and economic protests against the drink etc tho bill goes on increasing From 124000000 in 1887 It rose to 139000000 in and is pected to show a largo increase for Christian at Work For Moderate Drinkers to Ponder Every moderate drinker should some where in his room paste up tho following lines from Hannah Mores Robert and Richard This b Richards epitaph Here lies a poor youth who called drinking hIs bliSs And was rained by saying What harm this TXaeh passerby ta errors attend learn of poor Dick to rememberthe end Water Is Our Natural Beverage Water is the only drink which nature knows or has provided for animals and whatever nature gives us we may depend upon it is the best and safest for U3 Significant Fact Liberia imports gallons of in toxicants for every missionary it re ceives No Alcohol Made In tho ISody Dr T S Lambert who has been de livering a series of lectures in New York pity on the injurious effect of alcohol upon the human system illustrated his lecture by means of lay figures and charts Among other interesting things the doctor said that tho effect of alcohol upon tho body sick or well is and cannot fail to be highly injurious Alcohol which is the scavenger of nature can be madpjraalytically only by tho yeast cell creature This creature the ferment so culled converts one molecule of glucose or grape sugar into two mole tiles of carbonic acid gas and two molecules of alcohol It cannot live in a temperature higher than 75 degs and as the normal temperature of the human body is not lower than 95 dogs it fol lows that there is no free alcohol in tho body That is none is made there Whatever is there has been taken in The doctor was tendered a vote of thanks for IlL jcturesVolco i F80 13K f r CHRISTMASIN RETROSPECT IlIse17Inual festival of Christmas was cele willIbosoms Ministerial lips told the story him who came to the earth with glad tidings of great joy which should be to people Christian hearts responded with words of praise and with acts of genuine good will Editorial columns bulged with sentiment Christinas A word to conjure with Selfishness was relegated to obscurity Anger and hatred and strife hid their faces in shame For a time the millennial dawn seemedabout to burst upon a planet eemed from the sway of the powers of darkness Was the world made better by all this Undoubtedly But this one side of the picture There is aBerSer and darker side For instance A party of barroom loafers In Plainfield N bayfordrink whisky until be was deathly sick after which the little fellow etagcered out Into the street and fell dead At a drunken revel in Jacksonville Fla Christmas morning one man was killed and others were wounded in a general light over nothing Jn particular During a drunken quarrel in a notorious dive Ttentyhirdday John L Wogan the reputed proprietor of the place was shot and killed A Christmas debauch carried over into the next day by a company ofltaUaDII wound up In a fierce riot In which several men were belnJkilledAt Jewett Pa on Christmas eve William otwhIskywithso much of it that ho deaL A drunken crowd of hoodlums at Littles toWIloPa oh Christmas eve made a disturbance and assaulted the officer who tried to them The officer shot and killed in elf defense Joseph Shadle and wounded Frank Behrendt of Scribner Neb while n a drunken spree Christmas morning at tacked and disemboweled his brother with a butcher knife Mary Belllyof Brooklyn was found dead on mcrnlnghavlnJtSarah Parks fifty years old was found dead In the hallway of Second avenue New York Christmas morning unconscious from the effects of liquor She died before she hospitalJohn N L while drunk on Christmas was stabbed to death by six drunken Italians who owed him grudge completelistaccidents and suicides due to drink would fill columns in this paper The daily press scarcely deems a drinkcrime short of murder worthy of a passing notice so common have such crimes become Voice Polsonr In the Cup fOrtyfifthKingAstyngesseated at the table the king young Cyrus to act as permittedI when his uncle as custom sired the youth to first taste it he ex claimedIIIdara not uncle there is poison in the cup Astounded and frightened the great monarch thinking possibly the lad might have soon some one putting poison into it burst forth doyouknowthere Ito cupbearer answered Indeed there ispoison in tho cup I know it well Last night uncle you drank a deal of wine and you spoke so incoherently and stupidly Among other things you said I can subjugate the entire world let anybodywho darezconwhitberIshaU manage them And when you arose you were so weak you could not even stand You reeled about and had to steady yourself by taking hold of the table So dear uncle I do know there oulyneedsthe founder the vast Persian empire which chiefly owed its greatness to the sobriety which its founder had made a cornerstone in his building of state Christian at Work A Visit to a London Gin Palce A mission visitor of onO Pf the London churches thus describes her visitto agin palace Without in the narrow dirt7j street misery and squalor on every but within all bright and gay A throng of men and women crowded the bars many of them scarcely more than chil dren in years but old in sin and on look ing around and lower even upon the floor were to beseen as many as thirty orforty little children many of them babies I at first thought they were asleep and pitied their neglected condi tionbut this feeling was quickly changed to horror when I was assured that they were all drunkdeaddrunkstupidly drunkand that some of them had never been sober having actually been born saturatedwith the accursed stuff and fed on it ever since the result being visible in their old pinched faces and miserable half starved bodies with nothing of babyhood about them A Question Answered Some wise and good men are racking their brains over the question Why is crime increasing in this country The answer is simple enough We can an sweritina single word Drink This is the answer which a writer in Forum gives to account for the increase 6f crime Massachusetts in recent years The report of the police department of New York city for the year 1891 tells the same story And an analysis of the records of any police court or prison or reformatory in the country will yield the same results Tho Liquor Habit and Crime Of the 00207 arrests in New York city last year according to the police reports no less than 50000 were attributable to the liquor traffic Nearly 40000 were directly credited to the traffic by the police And the records also showed that crime of all kinds was increasing in this city faster than the population Temperance Mayors Of the new mayors in England thiity seven are total abstainers Total Abstinence In India greatIcourage one to be a total abstainer At that time comparatively few missionaries had adopted this rule and whena gentleman was asked to drink a glass of wine at a dinner table it sometimes required no little moral courage for him to decline But few hosts could understand his scruples and sometimes a whole party would feel affronted if ho did not con form to the common custom All this has sinco been changed an abstainers principles are well understood and he ia now seldom pressed to touch a winE- glaSs Even the queen has caused it to be known that the practioe of total ab stinence is np longer to bo considered at her tahto a breach of the best etiquette known in the empire With the path way of duty thus made plain and easy there oughi to be no longer hesitation the nart aet0l10 in WatkiaxInJ iI r iTT GoToa I i FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT 3W CLOTHES UNDERNEARiHOSIERY NECKWEAR 1tSKNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS GLOVES If 1 COLLARS and CUFFS ftittLi LOW PICES ALWAZS Corner Main and Broadway IxJOHN T iMI LLEJR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER JN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS f Belting Pack ng Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATESI jtI22 WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON IKY f4 THE PRICES MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATS SHOESIETi t t In our Show Windows tell their own tale Bear in mind that bu 10 and 15 Suits and Overcoats CUT from 2 to5 under the prices of any named in this trVn WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY AND HS TREAT EVERYBDiIGH 19 t21 31 AIiY BETWEEN MILL AND BROADWAY 1 1 D H BEATTY jKeepslug Material Gates and Posts JandandOhestnutWood and Iron long Gates and all classes of walk Gates Also Fencing Plank and Flat Rails a Terms Cash inside of 30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked counts D H BEATTY f FIRE FIRE FIRE iL O THE GREATEST FIRE SALEQ j th istory of Lexington f 1 The Fire in our place of business did us just enough damage to ne W cessitate the Closing Out Of Our Entire Stock within the next Thirty Days With this ending view we have marked every item 9fDl9II hwJonehalf too le thIrd Its vau overcoats suits and trousers for men boys andvy children underwear neckwear shirts waists ft collars cuffs gloves hats rubber goods umhirel las suspenders and hosiery in short everything fin our building HERE IS A LINE TO GO BY 25 cent linen collars go now at jo f25 cent linen cuffs 15u 35 cent silk scarfs 15 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoats 1500 1500 overcoats 1000 cediNow is your chance to lay in your Winter sup of clothing You will not have another op portunity like this in a lifetime Everything goes but Only For Cash and only for thirty days Call early and take your pick ONE PRICE CLOTHING ROUSE IMI KAUE AN c3 co 5 East Main St Lexington gLd h i it toltet Your Sweet Life I will Take the Risk iit MILLEKSBUHQ Jan 12 92 ii Mr C0 Moore fi DEAR SIK I have been receiv ing the Blade for some time r fi like it very much It is andI b it welcom visitor to our house f f I fake more pleasure in reading t it than any other paper btas they pray i Enclosed find check for 200 to pay for what time 1 have been taking the Blade if I have been taking it a year If not Iam satisfied any way 1 have received two dollars worth from it If you feel like getjtt toseiidmc theBladeifnol you rc1i have to stop It I t Yithbstwishes for the sue 44t Cess remain Respectfully Yours J w PAYNE f X ll Hotianyiaan wJ4fIDiefi time aman gets swindleSother fellows Ii i B xttilelie gets swindled by i rtt same man it is his own fanlt t t And now for fear there t be a honest maninStanford 05LhsefeelingsI might hurt Twill saynow once for all that no man need send to me forfromStanford asamplethe newspaper line unless th money accompanies the order Then 1 will look at the money and if it is not counterfeit I will put it in my pocket and meditate over it before will send him my paper The Bladehas the United States for a market and Ialaafraid of any one horse town Year Knock DewR and Drag eat Style is Jest the Thing for the Times il tar 12j2MrDEABSmYour favor just re ceived and after looking at two or three of editorials lam compelled to heartily congratulate you oI the way you come down on those fellows who vote for whisky Democracy and murder Best ofall Ihave yet read and the most enjoyable is your overhaul ing Thompson of the New Era He so richly deserves it and it is done so much to my taste that I enjoyed a roaring ver it Your knock dowirInd drag out 0IhaveSeenare these old aiceesI will take your paper and pay for it J have so many Prohibition papers that I can not read a column a month and they are- gratuitousdead heads all but c two But you are working the line I am working and I like the speedt9yourbeing aRationalist but JIn fix f3 you on that when I get down there for I ima ine I will make some speeches in Kentucky for F you before the campaign is over Speak to Neal about it and let me know whether I cant deliver SSJoa few hundred bolts in your part of Kentucky through you and Neal I am yours trulytJ S lk 1 1Iploglze tVfl1OO H Gould f J rNew York l Ji i itj PILLAR POINT N Y rJan 11 1892 C C Moore DEAR BRO Your letter of Dec t2 3oeceive4enclosiug postal note 4 for 67 cents balance due on Gco Miners paper You entirely misunderstood me I meant for you to send me the paper the Blue Grass Blade the balance of J i the time for which I had paid and not Ietnrn the money fl sorry tp make you r troub1c Enclosed find 1 00 for which send the Blade tomy address for 8i lmQlt 0 HGOOLD 4S tJq ifeelthorough1y ashamed of j i Tfziiyse1f for what Isaid in tiC Bladcaboutthat 4 Ji JJro iuldsaid his former note Please send the balance of the t r subscription to me and thought thefjf whereas he only meant to say that iS I must send him Gould the for the balance of the paS pired time that was due Miner and I made a donkey of myself and sent back the money and then complained cf how hard Bro c was on S Iought to have known thaty there was any man in the world as mean as that outside of Stan ford Ky If I had just held on to r that money like any other news paper man would have done I would have been all right and iwouldhave had my money and myseJIf of bein honest ty1 of trouble Ther never wia a Digger lie in the world than that policySome that peopletowhile he was swindling them If you want to be poor and un popular and have trouble all y thourlifeB ut then I came out all right in this case for Bro Gould sent me ack 40 cents more than I sent im I believe the Raven plan wills work all right until you Stanford Ky You ant fool getleftYou know there was an old lady who was always tellMg her boy to trust in Providence goingdownwith a horse and the breeching broke The old lady was scared nearly to death as they went flying down the hill but the boy told her trnstin Providence toI The old lady saiduYonarca trustinginings done broke Gould is allrightbut henit comes to in Provi iencetanfordiithQ breechings done broke with me1 and it will be a cold day before any other man about that town gets my paper without paying for it in advance- rThose fellow over there neve- eardh about Elijah and the ravens a ndwhen they saw me talking 0tVhoughtThose people at Stanford have on much ui Barnes religion and VValtpna politics that they could not be honest if they were to try and they dont even try PHtmedewH tar 10000 en the 5eeee0 Prepesitlen WILDWOOD KY Jan 16 92 Bro Moore I have just read the first page ofthe Blade and drop it to tell you to put me down for 10000 on the 500000 Ever yours in propositionI W When I feel that I can not com mand words to do justice to the occasion my habit is ray mouth shut But if 49 other men in the State of Kentucky will do that we will have Prohibition here These Democratic roughs and toughs and thugs and bummers have been running over this country roughshOd until that is t gameThey just as low down in tellctuaUyasthey are morally e5nd lias played ywill Knock underjnstlikeanyother bullying cravens and cowards Henry Wattertion of the Courier Journal has a case of confluent Achilles hid vulnerability He is just the same breed of dogs with the rest of them tnd if the Pro hibitionists and moralists of this state will furnish me the funds to put out a first class circulation of topuhimpeople of Kentucky as beinga paland toolof John Atherton as it is to show these little Lexingtot papers to be the tools of Hull Davidson and Mitch Alford and Billy May Give me the money to tackle he stareyed little tin god of Kentucky journalism findit would put me on my mettle and I would feel like I bad something worthy of my steel but to fool with these little twofor five Lex ingtneJitors makes me feel HHe I am shooting grape shot at snowbirds It makes rue tired Put up the shekels and turn me loose on Heury and listen to the racket If you dont like it you will have your own treasurer and you aKainOnctors in the state is ready to fur yWattrsonhe is one ot the last men in the state that ought to have Water in Jjisiiame I t ifs That Preachers1 Fund The following from Bro Jerre Russellof Hardyville Ky is worth the reading and his exam pie merits followers I have never read any paper that has so awakened me in regard to my Christian duty toward the shams and evils of the day as The Blade There is eoraothing about Moores fearless way of saying t that stimulates a man who twant8places The preachers need some of Moores grit to bring them out i lSngtonwill do more good than all the literary learning sermons preached t in tLotera If their consciences are so soft as to be bruised by any of Moores old chestnuts let them we cando better without them with them ii fti Y2 rJ Put me down one dollar to the preachers fund wish I could sooy ten dollarsfNow to this matter in the right shapesThe Blade is a costly papercosts now over 30 per week to get it out Tne im provements I contemplate will increase cost about one ird The issue is only 1500 two dollar men one dollar men and dead heads Moores Raven plan has got the list in a Noahs ark confusion The is the list of the B adeMllnotjustify my furnish ing absolutely free sample copies in any quantity Iam willing that Moore shall bear a big part of the expense Hence without consulting him for this part of my part of the business contract 1 To send specimens one month four numbers for only five cents 2 The names to specimens must reach at least one thousand I have over that number on my list now 3 It will require 5000 per mouth to specimneize 1000 persons With the above pledge I have oil but 4800 for the first monthrNow wake up if you can not send f1000 or 500 or 100 for this work send me what you can fit is a nickel Remember that five cents will send it to one preacher one month long enough for him to make up his mind about taking it for one year Roll in your funds Address ItcCenterville Ky A lady Wants te KnOw what I Think About the BibleYChrisi and Miraclesp AT HOME Jan 25 92 Elder Charles C Moore Will you please state in your next issue your views on e Bible Christ miracles and what c Isonstitutesyopbuthayingonlya clearlyl and have an intense admiration for both editor and paper In some of your isms I agree And will you please tell me with your vast i profound knowledge why you are not the one preacher orCampbellite impression youahave said some t twit deserved ex- communicntion I dont know how I got the idea but its there Please answer my inquiries and very much oblige one of yonr most votedadmirerB in the 0earlessyour paperRespectfully EMMA W i believe me IoretitUett e d femandsyou area married l dyandgal i lantry demands that I shall pre sume that your entire note is sin c ere You will therefore Madam t allow me to decline the statement that you have a limited edu cation and to proceed on the supposition that your tribute to my ca acity and attainments are an ebullition of a very generous heir t rutl1crthanthe more deliberate convictions ot your brain I take great pleasure in con sidcring lust such questions isf ou propound but of course you know that the columns 010 newspaper are too limited for more than an outline reference Those questions and other ger main thereto I have succinctly laboratedif that be not a con t Bradictionthe Rational View and if yon will furnish me Urad d bressyou desire it or that of some friend to whom I may send the book for you without your disclosing your identity I shall be happy to present to one so kind and so highly appreciativeT copy of the book plimenta antographically spread upon its fly leaf But for the I will louour subjects about which you ask me For the sake oftersenesq I shall speak dogmatically The Bible is not in any sense of the word an book It d luoeseven in the most latitudinrian of all the modern theories inspiration The authorship of tho first five technicnl1yknowasthe lutely unknown and without any clue The internal evidence shows9thatMoses to whom they a trehave written allof them since they give an account of the death of Moses t The cosmogony or Genesis is purelymythical with no scien ific substratum and the myths ave their counterparts among other nations For the history of the Jews as given in the Bible there is con siderable foundation in fact re garding even the early part of the history while in the latter part oft dhenticnone of which were withtout the most glarnig evidences oftuuauthenticity The Jews according to their li own accounts of themselves and IS from all concurrent testimony were th9 most cruel bloodthirsty and unjust of all the races They were intensely superstitious great liars and very bigoted and selfish Their characteristics therefore were very unfavorable for histo rians That pt the Bible called the New Testament bcingof much later date is much more easily understood There isnsubstantial historical foundation which is supported by concurrent testimony for all the historical part of the New Testament all accounts o any miracle of course being unauthentic The central figure of the New namedr ITheof his name He was called Christ in derision from a Greek word which means annointed allu sion to royaltyand he wasso calldd in derision because though he was a poor man and a common laborer he claimed or it was claimed for him that he waS of descent d lfiedborn and die That such a char acter as Jesus lived that he was a teacher of the morals and of the theologyimputed to him intlfeb ooks of the New Testament that he was crucified by the Jew is too well established by the New Testament and concurrent testimony to be finS ther mooted At the time of birth the Jews were looking for a man among their own people ho would throw off the Roman oke and establish the hide Theyhadcenturies before Jesus was born und they continued to look fc such a man after they had killed Jesus The discipleBofJesusofsome- ofth m at leastwanted Jesus to seize the throne of Judea and they expected him to do so More especially was the true of Peter his chief spokesman an irrascible and excitable man and of James and John the sons of Zebedee who were the most lovely two men of all his disciples and the two most loved by Jesus Jesus himself hesitatedana vacilliatedus to the propriety of taking the throne of Judeah if it should be given him by acclima tion as there seemed great proba bility it would be though of course itcouldnotiavebeen held against the Roman arms There are some intimations that Jesus Would have allowed his disciples to use arms in his defense and others that he was opposed toH The charge of the Jews which they induced the Romans to1tl low them to crucify him that he had designs upon the throne of C tesarwas not entirely wothtt foundation The Roman law and government was at that time so h and perfect that our law in Amer uponitnt that time as we see in readinir the New Testament were jlist and sousible men and they knew about Jesus arid in ecntinii nt at least sympatlizcd withe 1dmSTheir pulley toward the Jews as toward all others that they subt jugated was to conciliate thorn as w lyithRoman government Jesus had a fair trial and if he had denied before the Roman tribunal that he had no purpose of assuming political power the Is would not have punished him ut asked him Art thou the ChnstmeanmgHAre ypu a King or Do you claim to e nKingand he didnotdiS claim it His answer was either evasive or an admission that he claimed a right to the throne of J iSuchhich is described in the New estament by the publishers of the New Testament as The Tri umphal Entry into Jerusalem thepupulacef Judea gave to the Roman gov ernment ample reason to suspect vasliableand he was fairly and lawfully tried condemned and executed tider the law The masses of the Jews anV even all the Romans that r sonally knew anything abcjut hJ01devotedlyWomen love him to adoration A Roman ruler was so touched with his purity and guilelessnoss c itshanceserverd what was probably a cus b 5aasinhands to show that he woujd ijnt stand responsible for his puuih m eatSThe priests of that day made their living out of theology as the priests and preachers of this day do The religion that Juswas teaching was so unlike hat he priests were teaching that ii id away any necessity Tor riests and temple services lldI hey opposed him both because he religion of esus was a rebuke t6 thieves and because they vpre IcTnij i I thatlot8U8 nearest Approach to it in ancient history is liatof Socrates He spent his ife trying to do good for human ty and was officially executed be ause moo doing he had to op pose the ignorance and bigotry of those around him The most enthusiastic admirers cfSnnrifpq in contemplating his Ceath naturally say He died like philosopher The most enthusiastic admirers f Jesus in contemplating his eath naturally say He died ike a God In all history the nearest ap roach to Jesus in martyred pu Uty is John Brown executed in irginia for trying to free his ftllosv men In all history the nearest ap roacli to the life of Jesus is Count Talstpi of Russia now liv i ig and taking the life of Jesus 4 a model lThe man who can speak con lifeWorkfThere never was a miracle Jesus did not claim to work miracles That was claimed for him by his s intelligent and less conscien Ius admirers as had then been Ot lmegreat reformers Jesus that Joseph was his father Bbl mmed ipbe a son of God or ife son of God just as his disciples and all men who livedrighteously were by him calledsons GodI l John 312 The story of the immaculate c nceptionaBcommonly be li ved the Catholic antpf tcstantchurchesat this originated in the Catholic church- JefUS Christ was born ofnvirgin as the expression was familiarly understood at that day The first child born of any mother dayIThere never was a miracle A God could no more work a mira cleothaua man pr an animal conld One miracle is just as fn ilYworkedaB another That man should be able to construct a triangle the three angles of which should be equal to tkre right angles would be a n man should be able to mate three piles of silver dollars with only ten dollars in each pile so thattheir aggregate would be forty dollars would be the simplest kind ofa miracle A God Iould not do it any more than a man That a man should take three srualland cooked fishes and break them in two so as to give half of a fish to each of three thousand people would be a miracle You could do it as easily as a God could God can not lie A miracle would simply be a lie performed Instead dfjspbkeii t Qineofi tho miracles imputed to Jesus in the New Testament are of the highest order ofdignity Some of them are contemptible f as in the case of getting money out of the fishs mouth and some of them are unjust and immoral as in the caseof killing a fig tree that did not belong to him by cursing it In answer to the last question Iwill eay that Webster makes the first definition of Christian to ea believer in the religion of Christ James in the New Testa igionasfolhnvsPurereligionand before God the Father is this to visit the fatherless and the widow in their afiictions andto keep ourselves unspotted from the world If we combine the definition of Webster and that of James I am a Christian and yet itheQuestion were to be decided by a popular votCjof couseI would be pronounced an Jtinfideland in compliance with the popular sen timent on the subject I profess to be an infidel Beuucc Him Bra Wlnslow He Going for X urHan- Keelcy Keeleys painting process cure for inebriates continues to exhibit peculiarities George Mears o f Aurora Ill recently cured spent an afternoon practic ing witbarelolyer on his wife badlytttttfHbga 7 Jl the same day Dr EBPlumbJ undergoing treatment in Kee y m DesraoinsIajumped oUt of a third story window and died in the city hospital What ever the secret may be its effects are powerful The South West Liquor Organ The Change In India Thirty years ago it required a great deal of moral courage in India for anyone to be a total abstainer At that time comparatively few missionaries had adopted this rule and when a gentleman was asked to drink a glass of wine at a dinner table sometimes required no little moral courage for him to de dine Cut few hosts could understand his scruples and sometimes a whole party would feel affronted if he did not form to the common custom All this abstainerprineipltis now seldom pressed to touch a wine glass Even the queen has mused it to bo known that the practice of total abstinence no longer to to considered at her table abreaoh of the best etiquette known in the empire With the pathway of duty thus made plain longerhesitationwalking in 11Union Signal FOR PROHIBITION TRUTH AS tonlghiOFast the In banquet ball And Truth sits as toastmaster To give the toasts aright Drtnkto a listless morrow Drinkto a will that lagsl Drinkto remorse and sorrow And poverty to ragsl Heros to the nerves that quiver flerestothomanlacscrlcsI To suicides black river Andmlserya haggard eyes Drink deeds most foul and cruel And shame that shrinks asldel Fine honors tarnished Jewel And wounds of murder wide Heres thatour children languish 5nerosAnd broken hearts of wives Drink to the souls disaster And everlasting blight Thus Truth the grim toastmaster Who gives the toasts aright L1clnNYVolce- SEIZE THE BALLOT AX And Cut Off the liradof the Monster end Save the Nation and the Life and Honor of the Church end Civilization Many years ago when the writer was a missionary to Africa one of the mis n e Nightlight he discovered a large snake four teen feet long coiled around his fat chubby dog which was now apparent y dead slimed over and ready to be swallowed the hideous reptile The missionary seized a long dirk thrust it through his under jaw and pinned him to the groundand got an ax and cut off his head after which the dog re vived Now metaphorically tho cookhouse- s this country in lie length and breadth The dog is the living throbbing heart of the nation The serpents the liquor power The coil of the s around the dog lathe control of he liquor power in politics The sliming process of the serpent is the decep tion practiced by the liquor power through its political parties upon the Christian voters of the country The passiveness of the dog underthe coil of the serpent is the stupidity and apparent moral insensibility of the great mass of Christian voters whose parties are now under the coils of the deadly serpent the liquor power The dirk in the hands of the missionary piercingthe Jaw of the serpent and pinning him to the ground is the prohibition party slightly wounding the liquor power and indicating what shall soon be its fate The ax in the hands of the missionary that cut off the serpents head is the combined vote of the American church and others for the national suppression of the saloons and as the dog revived when freed from the coils of the ser pent will the nation revive in purity and prosperity take on new life in civil and political affairs including the churches the home and social life when freed from the deadly coils of the liquor power which is now deceiving and stimulating the church voters asa body and other citizens all over with moral and political corruption preparatory to the utter destruction of soul body and nation Fellow citizens do you see and feel the deadly serpent of tho still the liquor power which is daily tightening its slimy coils aronud our national and church life If so then arise at once seize the ax the united ballot and let ns cut off the head of the serpent and thereby save the life of the nation and the spirituality of the church to honor God and bless snenkinJ PingrMt in Nashville Issue 5jjcii 1 t yearuhasand one most easily learned has been that there is ho on earth that the rum seller eidsbut law and law en forced And they only dread ns as we insist upon this at the hands of our brothers and they are jealous of the influence we exert upon men Is it any wonder women knowing these things fooling their utter helplessness in themselves want the ballot as the short road to success Moral suasion work is Godlike but we must not stop there Crystalize our desire to save men into ballot for their protection help to blot off our statute books the license laws which disgrace our civili zation and pat hi their place wholesome enactments which will protect the in nocent and throw around the tempted victim of the drink habit a wall of de fense and safety Strange that the world can not discern why women vocate these views But they never can No computator ever estimated yet the price of a boy to his mother Indiana Phalanx PROHIBITION NOTES Tux preacher that supports a license party perpetrates a farce when ha fights the saloon Nashville Issue IF license rum drinking to make men sober why not license thieving to make them honest and prostitution to make them virtuous Senator Frye TUB Pennsylvania supreme court de cides that rumsellers are liable for damages in case of injuries resulting from the sale of liquor to intoxicated persons ErpKRiEJfCE has taught that the clos ingof thesaloons on Sunday has good PUblicanWhyY Voice sayathatused to make 1500 to 3000 a year now clear ton times as much under high license TUB prohibition club of Canton 0 recently organized with nine members n wnumberssixtysevenand has just dedicated a prohibition hall in the Y Ma A building TKUMBOLI county 0 prohibition lets have reorganized with C Phelpa as chairman and Ik D Oviatt secretary The county will be thoroughly organized upon the White Rose league plan TUB total prohibition vote of Nebraska this year was 7322 more than double the vote last year and forming the largest per cent of the total vote ever EngllndHomeTAKE prohibition out of politicsl yourhelldivcsoutback take the dirty beast out of your bosoms and tho blow aimed at it wont hurt It- WEUE the Almighty to sift all the four million whisky party church bal lots to discover how much religious con sistency they represented He couldnt find enough to dust the eyelids of a church mouse The Issue PBOIIIBITIOX itself is repugnant to a large majority in both political partJes It has no more determined foes that the republicans Constitutional probi bition suffered a crushing defeat in chletltthrough agdSpirit 1 rIKTIIDID GRAVES 1 DEALERS INAl rliaffleillal Bronze aild PlainHardwart CUTLERY GUUS AMTJ1TITIO1T j JYIANTELSJJAN GR TILI2rG Carpenters and BlaicIiHiiiillis Tools Rope Chain Belting Pumps Churns Scales Coal Vases and Bud i Fire Iroiin Bird Taxes and House FurnisliiiiK Goods Barbed and and Smooth Win and ReadyMixed Palest LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 6 58 E Main St Telephone 184 1 CASSELL PRICE The largest Dealers in Central Kentucky in the Ualesl Style DIg Goods and Nol ions ew Goods Choicest Styles and sold at the Lowest Prices for first goodsre invite the public to calland inspect our stock i CASSELL PRICE- i 18WcsCMaiH8lj r i j LEXINGTON i f H W ALDENBURe CHrIJCI and SUPENTE CANT lOf West Main St LEXINGTON KY RepresentedbjJ R SCOTT f ESTABLISHED 1833 HIRAM SHAWWholesale and Retail Dealer in Hi1s CIpS FiNcy FUIISL GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises Umbrellas ate No 18 East MalfluStrcet LEXINGTON Il Pajqleps Materials aud Supplies Having dissolved partnership with LP Young Jr this is to continuemyNo9 NORTH BROADWAY in this city A ml will keep oil hand a lull supply of Painters Matte 1nnls consisting of Glass LcadH BrnshB ad everything in thatDe partment 1 will contract to do House in the most ap proved style und will furnish bids on short notice MN BASSlcr reahi10nb un Thrr llellarSaI mOP CLOTHIUW e are going to make someimprove ments in our store room after Janukary 1st The contract is signed and sealed with the contrators conse quently we are compelled to sell our stock or pack it away We prefeiSselling it at a sacrifice Nothing re everyovercoat MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES halfThisThe cheapest sale office ready mad f clothing in Kentucky J SOur business is not conducted by fakes and gucssin schemes The man thats selling watch chains on the street corner for 100 and throwing in a watch Just to show his generosity needs watching Bunco Steerers RazzleDazzle Tricksters and Green goods sharps j 1mmdsworthofgdodforatthis sale one hundred cents worth at J 50c on the Dollar7 n Every article in our establishment is ticketed at the lowest price Ipossible The stamp of durability on every garment If you have never dealt with us ask your neighbor who has We invite you to our store feeling assured that you will be pleased with our garments a U satisfied with the matchless values we offer iODIS1 GUS STRAUS LEADING CLOTHIERS Lexington v Kv l kt i i j