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BLUE GRA5 P BLADEwt yV r3 Vol II No 33 Lexington Kentucky arutry23 1892 Subscription 280 Year 2I 11 A Jelly Deacon Gives me 1100 and Gives the Blasted rot efLazy Sleek bat Pr aeJ- aersParUeular IIaU Col Hmbia- MlLLEDGEVILtE KY 6Jan 25 1892 I DEAR SIR AND BBOTHER Here r ithl hand you my check for itYdollars of which is my grand old another year The other flOOO isfor your mailing machine pr anything yOU choose 3d on with the bright and shining Blade Leave out Balaams donkey Jonah boots Darwin monkey business and insert Woman Suf rage principles bold and strong aftd you will have the grandest paper on earth I was quite disappointed when I redthe hstof noble men andI women who are stock subscribersj to the Blade and iny name among them for I cer ftainlyholdyourc certificate for t 2000 stock And just as soon asy udroI1urmonkey business and bring Woman Suffrage to the front 1 am iul OOQ more- I have before me certificate No l05lortwosbares 1000 each da d May 4 and signed by cyou If 1 am not mistaken I phave seen published Bro McGar veyas aistock holder I do not remember seeing his sjianje in the list Another evidence of your mis arable bQ kJeepingis your pubE Kcatipa of thalStanford list I believe and personally know every pan you mention lam not aham or afraid to say thatI- aent 7QuaIJtiritnofJhat list blie g some ould read Md enjoyOR ppandotiforit ge of our citizen and be lrthey will compare favorably ith thirty of your average Blue rae saints and some of them arc as much opposed to Barnes theolOgyand Waltons politics as yourself I will say that Elder Joseph Ballon who is preaching his third year at McCormicks chnrch the Holy see accord lag to Walton and who preaches political Prohibition right put strong from the pulpit wrote a letter soon after you commencedsending him the Blade declining to take it and offering to pay for the time it had t been sent it you would let him know the amount and you pro duced his letter in the Blade and complimented it see back num T er I Have talked with severalof the men you mention and not one bftheai claims to have received the Blade over six months l Mr T J Hill my neighbor and fellow deacon at McCormicks tells me he never received copy t through the post office 1 have been lending him my copy for I some time and he has read it and says he enjoyed it and was talk log subscribing for it but has got his back up now and may be to read mine frwil1refuse Higgins told me over a month ago that Blade had not come to him for some time and the next time I wrote to you to say send the Blade on to him 5and he would pay you for it Aican not think that the popu accommodating anti t woman suffrage post mistress at rl Stanford would fail to distribute the mails nt there I believe Sir that you have r made as great a mistake iu this J cast as Judge Blank blanlcety blank did when he threatened to r kill you for putting his name in r the paper But you need not be scared you will have some subscribers in Stanfordsoon whether they are On that list or not One good old Father in Israel who has been readingume of my I Blades says you are the smartest man in Lexington and he is not a Prohibitionist either t I was over in Bluegrassdouia 7 last week and r ood Baptist family who only a few months ago were blasting the p Blade This time when I went into the familyroom I saw on f the same table Te5tcr1I Recorder and the Blue Grass Blade andthe Blade was on top and the head of that family told me Charley Moores paper is doing Smore good for the country than all of the Lexington papers com and it is growing in popu 4Hbined 5 i i4w larity andcoming to the front I am a member of the Christian church and I suppose in average standing but for my reading I wouldnot give one copy of the ApostolicGuides or any other so called religious newspapersSI am tired of the blasted rot of lazy sleek hat well fed smart Aleck preachers who are eternally getting off some bombastic stuff about organ or antiorgan faith alone repentance before baptism stuff preachtheblessed Son of Godjto poor ignorant men and women andnot want and expect the earth for doing it I know my position isnof popular with the hypocritical saints of this age and I stand a much better chance to be church disciplined than the profane drunken libertines whose names dot the church books of almost every church in the land When I first commenced taking the Blade my good and pretty wife very earnestly requestedme to stop taking it on account of its infidelity I told her that after reading the expoundedby vaporingsreligion of Jesus Christ it might goAnd now when we get the Blade on Friday evenings with a number of other papers none religious though except the BJade we sometimes have a scramble as firstjbutgive away to her and then readingthelisten to something good she IasIfound in ilmotherin law who lives with us is beginning to call for it and the prospects are that you willt have to send me two copies stead of oneayourdisposition leave you to publish this letter or pleaseYours works and deeds A WQaR l4 0 iri t Captain in the Union army Bro KyhIlSanother year Please send him receiptV As W C Pv Sagain My wife andi motherinlaw bless her hearty are I both for Woman Suffrage and Prohibition but the man who thinks lam hen pecked is a fool I have been there I know all about it Thats just the way I talk Nearly everyman who hass a motherinlaw about the is fThathad to take it over to one of my neighbors and read it Theres something funny about that postI office racket that I cant ontoIf Balloon preaches Prohi bition with a big P in the pulpit I dont care what he thinks about me he is all right and just as soon as the silver cord is broken that binds him to earth he will scoot heavenward and go where all goIsomething awful strange about that town but I thought it was the influence of that fellow Walton the editor of the Interior Joprnal and I hind given the whole place over to hardness of heart and reprobacy of mind and have been waiting to near of its raining brimstone and fire on that town ever since When I thought there was a man running that post office I thought that postal card that Stopped all of those papers meant lie was mad as the dickens I now see that it was a pure piece of feminine lovliness and Inun going to send that post mistress my photograph and some nicc freshspring poetry An extra copy of the Blade will to Mrs A W Carpenter with mycompliments and one to her mother if anybody will furnish me her name But with the rest of the population of Stanford Iara going to stay on the safe side now that I have got there and I will send them the Blade when they send the money That town will never do any good until some body drowns Walton Whats become of his old newspaper H and John Bellone of these old cow bellsin this town remind me of a couple of children tend like editing newspapers As long as they thought they could get away with me they were willing to exchange but when they found IwaS getting away with them up their doll rags audwouldnt play and wouldnt send their papers 5V5V 7rs i i I see Bro Bell here once in a while and he looks at me withan expression on his face like a steel trsIf Bro Carpenter thinks he can buyme oil from my devotion to Jonahs whale with a poor little pitiful hundred dollar William he is worst fooled man in the United States I expect to make mOle money out of that whale than Barnum did out of that old mermaid he used to have away yonder fo de war And I dont see how lam to get along without those Darwin monkeys I dont think my me nagerie would be complete without them VV That Blade stock business was allfixedup in the next Blade be fore I got this letter First one oftuis Kind for a Long Time- SaurrnsoNvILLuKv Jan 1892 Mr C a Moore You will please discontinue your paper to me as it was not the kind that was represented me I have received four or five papers and am willing to pay for the sameRespectfully yours W T MULLEN gentlemanlyNo but the thank of the editor for giving it a trial And the Wicked Shall Flourish LUe II Green Bay HorscI Psalms 1511 SHAUPSBDRQ Jan 9 92 Mr O C Moore Lexington Ky DEAR SmI hear many marks about your paper Would like to see a copy If it is the kind I hear it is Ithink itdeserves- crE1ditandthepatronage of every emperance man tatcII will scatter copies mytriendsit you see cause to send them YoursetcJ ETT Oar Crippled Blue GOut Sel J t NATIONAL MILITARY HOME Jan 18 92 a C Moore DEAR SIRIn lookingover the ssue of your paper of January 16 note your very kind words Your wishes gratify me 1 wish to say you and I are two of a kind on Woman Suffrage but widely differ in that Million pledge plan As an experiment I have no in it I have observed with care the arguments pro pnd con but have thus far refrained rom takingsides It appears to me like too much boys play at politics to go around witha pledge roll coaxing great men to sign it Thanks to Mr W B Winslow May his shadow never grow less Mr Editor I admire your pluck May your sarcastic pen continue- to be inspired for truth and right Yours very fraternally JOHN YOUNG It is a fact that some of our simon pure Prohibitionists see that million pledge agreement just as Bro Young does but IIcant see it that waveIt seems me that the cbaneesare immensely in favor of its doing and it only costs a little exertionI to try it The CourierJournal has Gone to Lying About Prohibi tion Good Sign The CourierJournal a paper edited in Louisville Ky by a man named Waterson a chum the distiller John Athertonsaid Waterson having gained no little notorietyand selfimportance in consequence of having been snubbed by David B hill of New- Yorkspeaks as follows about localoptionwhiich calls Prohibition in Glasgow Ky The Glasgow people are tired of trying to enforce prohibition laws drunks have been more disorderly under th system than they were before and the liquor been so mean that no gentleman could enjoy itrrhe Prohibition law being practicallyu a dead letter the town have been called to a mass meeting to sit in inquest on the corpse and find out what is the matter The high license party has been furnishedwith strong ar guments by recent events and there seems to be likelihood that high license will be given a trial The discovery ofan illicit still t right in the middle of the town short time ago indicated that the blind tigers were too well fed to be driven ont In allusion to the same matte the Glasgow Times speaks ai follows teA massmeeting tie citizens of Barren county be held at the court house here next Mon day to discuss the advisability of calling an election for the purpose ofvoting on the question of pro hibiting the manufacture tin sale of ardent spirits in the county Tin question we hear is being freely and fully agitatud in all parts 0 the county and a large crowd will likely be on hand to give expres sion to their views concerning the matter While of course all Prohibitionists know there never was a Prohibition law in any part of rdlocatnothing and are continaully tell ing the people soand while itfa in the interest of Prohibition that the people of Glasgow should see that local option dont op there is every indication that the CourieriJournalis in the interest of liquor and Democracy the pout ical Siamese twins of Kentucky distorting fact to make it operate against Prohibition Any man who would have the cheek to selectas his bpBpm friend champion and adviserra man who is not only a distilleHf but the prince of distillers to bring with him to Lexington on an affair of the greatest importance the state about the time that that distillers peer and confrere in business seemed liable to be putin the penitentiary for an attempt realor alleged to blow pa rival ml1Yhumblewould be glad to have an opportunity to publish that item about Glasgow interfest of JbeI liquor business without taking pains to Iliad out whether or not it was correct J It is hardly possible thai nYj man pf any practical son who knows Glasgow as well s Mr Waterson must know it and ai well as I know itfWoJiv lmnj dred miles r front it i-lViheIthirik I can produce from old letters an article written for the Blue Grass Blade by a popular Democratic editor of the Blue- Grass Region and which l only declined to publish because it was too long for my paper iu which he sets down Mr Waterson as a gam bIer and a drunkard Waterson is regarded byte 1emocratsof this state as a little no small part of JIB distinction Ibelieve to be attribu biRhIsale to sucha man as John Ather ton just as the Lexington Tran script has editoriallyadmitted under the duress of evidence that it is for sale to such a man as Hull Davidson I do not believe that the real moral animus of the Courier Journal is at all higher than that of the Lexington Transcript 1 belie its editorial cplumns are for sale to the liquor men just as are those of the Transcript nash the only difference is in the amount that has to be paid for eachThis attack upon Prohibition by the CourierJournal is a good sign Its policy has been to ig noro the existence of any such thing as a Prohibition party in the State Kentucky and to kill it by the contempt of silence But it does noJLseem to be with ering like J gourd or the cursed fig tree under the frown of this Olympic Jupiter of Louisville and he now proposes to open his ink charged batteries upon it and like every other man does who as sails any great truth begins by telling what has every appearance of a round unvarnished lie I do not read Mr Watersdns paper but iffriends to good morals will send me such extracts from it as they may see bearing upon this point I shaHset up with him They Liked the Ventilation of Paris ELIZABETH BOUUDON co Ky 25 1892 J IJan Blade find fifty to the Blue Grass Blade beginning with the copy that ventillated Paris Yours respectfully W H CLAY The copy that ventillated Paris was sold out almost before the ink was dry and they keep calling for them up to this writing February k 7t i i JHlli Hew Yeas illcs lktan4e KxJan 27 92 tort J2sq Please send th a BV artoAJ Kim Sffyman and the un L ilttftillos KyJ and tSy check for 6OC two copies ad dV0 Diividsoni If in laso make tin ebhige- i tinily 0 Davis Si he religious lea and Mrs Icenry him had olitieal training eorgtO BarncB I a religious train pie and Vnltjj eir oIiticai train in a man gets the B eefca and sends me se iferd thirty men months and ifont kel and otiee me out d difference between and t polities and t i bogus artiiijes that Walton feaofiu that iMne from ill boo gfed to do W that name and OB my books IJ ta f r aNd UHiadei red a kind letter 00 Mud the pCQmise e froiq the secretary U id private plenty of things woman waute looking man abouteveryiu 11W to will be SeIevenyearrptheVitflaw vote thePrOI1ibi tioefidkef DdXamachpof the M aulbck Iwould like to sell tkVlad if Ian make MlV1yOuYLard Mr Neal knows nay jiqcflntg MI was raised i- nSCtciaty aiira very sickly f man not able tp work and I amtreftdytp lj lpll1m to make a iikVoti and also help yoHrrpgpwXf Respectfully vi JIMMIE ELLIOTT Master Jimmie Elliott will hereafter be the Blade newsboy at C6nithKy and will get half of whatfhesells thb paper ibr Thej papor mlistbe sold for five Tkal iSiaHferd Racket Helped fincSH DA ILLEKyJuo 26 1892 C CPMoore Esq Dfiin StirI enclose you check for iioO Please send me theJ Blue ruBs Blade Also send it to George Cogar Danville Ky Atte your last issue I dont think you will have any trouble in col l countryJTUBLM tWBUld not Kalso iny boy in CXirtKt n for anyCou fiideratiou I FERGUSFALLS MlNN1 Jan 27 92 f aKyDyiR find my aft on N Y for 200 I Iwisk o subscribe for your paper as I like to hear all the news from my wl home I was born and raised in Lexington and it tickles me a little to conic across the namsj f some of my old acquaintance in ypur paper You do not flatter them either Old Lexington fnust be getting tough It wasrather lively there after dark wheh Irwas a boy but it certainly is must be tough now p fyas somewhat amused when you cve your description of neal on bitefof the Madaina nud how easy was to do so without de tecti n I know that to be a fact for efime of the old hoary simrtrs did it and once itf a while tne gar on the Grand Jury and h didnt cluikst ion the boys veryfcJosely as to their connec fancy houses Some df thBold fellows however this were fcnoccnt would probe the 1 j j matter rettyhard and seemed fo have great curiosity Then tbe others would riggleandwant to dismiss the nasty subject Oh I could write you a bok about Lexington as I know something of that town I tell you Mr Moon I wouldnot raiemy boy in that town for any consideration for i f a boy passes through safely he has some memory that he would like to forget All are tempted in that place to go to the devil by wayof whisky cards and women and Idont want my boy put through such a mill Hope I have not Worn you out when a fellow gets started it is sornetimczharti + tpLtrnnls- ay anythjngiabDuj mjr Ht views for fear you will jumpohme with both feet Iam waiting to see if the Democratic convention bat give us some fellow about Clevelands size to pound Repub licans with Send me the paper Yours truly- C C WAR IELD Thats justjthc way they are doing here in Lexington Democrats are wanting somebody to pound the Republicans and the Republicans are wanting somebody iu pound the Democrats- and between them both thin saloon kfeeperaand distillers and gam bIers and Madams have poundedall the decency Cur of Lexington until this gentleman engravedQn bringhisanythinginA bank cashier in Fergus Fulls Minnesota tmay have sonic independence but there is not a bank cashier in Lexington or a bank gresident that is not just as much uglyIrishthe devil YOU may lookall over that list of names of men who signed that fixingtb4ngle tank mans name on it They are afraid those saloon fel iil ni t depoeit the1 money tbeseohjof- l V5pUFS a man Stick to Your Faith lIre Moore ia the Ravens PILLAR POINT N Y Jan 26 92 Jlaseindhe Blue Grass Blade lam taking five papers but the Blade takes the preference Long may you live to flourish that Blade and be instrumental in slaying the enemy as little David of old did Stick to your faith Bro Moore in the Ravens they will come when you least expect them 1 like the fearless stand you take Prohibition You arc right and right is bound to win Yours respectful C D GOULD Them birds has been mighty good to me and am sort juber some that this Neal arrangement of making people pay is kinder like going back on the birds The greatest danger that can happen to the Blade is to get it organized and runt on business principles uplikethat men are not to be trusted like the Ravens I am going right back to the raven plan The Blade never has gotten money like it has been doing for a month or two back and the Raveus have gotup a scheme so that they never can knock it out anymore j and it wont make any difference what Isay It used to be the case that when I said something wrong they would all jump on me at one time and I would publish it all at once likeIbehind with what I have to print because my paper is not large enough I stick these letters in the hopper and tell the printers to grind them out when their time I get a little penitent when I get to thinking about all the rows I have kicked up and I write something pious and some good preacher endorses it And then I get jolly andmad and youatergets out to say how much he enjoyed that issue and in this way I know they never can knock me out But 1 am mighty fraid of running this paper Iton business principles It aint for that trade v4i 1t IFOR THE SPRING WHITE GOODS IN SMALL AND LARGE CHECKS IN WIDE AND NAB ROW STRPES IN PLAIN GOODS NEW PRET- TYEMBROIDERIES Pretty little edges in Ssand muW ml sasaslataiv Sets in Nainsook etc Hamburg8all widths and quaSties LACES Torchonsx Smyrnas Medicis new and pretty Match sets in handsome qualities Valenciennes carefully selected stock new patterns IN LOW PRICES WE LEAD THE WAY TAYLOR HAWKINS- No 7 West Main Street Lexington Ky BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Phaetons etc Repairing promptly deco and ea reasonable terms They are also agents for PRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTSV We also have a stock oiPONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE VS BAKER and BROS SQl VST HATTERS FURNISHERS The Largest House the Largest Stock and the Largest Business in Our Line in Central Kentucky If you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our stockVWe are leaders in correct styles and low pricesV t Farmers are especially invited to make headquarters with uswhen in town WILSON STARKS 62 64 and 66 E Main Street Kaufman Straus Co 12 EST MAIN STREET tNew goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are t crowding our shelves from the narrowest to the widest and richest patterns We show them in all sorts of materials A treat for the ladies a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them No lady in Lexington anticipating to make up Spring Underwear Childrens or Misses Dresses of White Goods canaflord to miss exVamining our stock of these goodsVtEarly Spring Woolen Dress MateulalVNovelty Suitings the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirelyL and pleasing to the eye prices below actual anticipation ranging fromV 50c to 1 per yard A new line of spring shades of Henriettas just it opened new colors no change in price in spite of the additional duty on them W ASH GOODJS Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ging hams all new patterns and coloriD9modest pin stripes and checks Scotch plaids aud neat quoted at 30c we have marked them at 20c per yard A full line of dress Ginghams in new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOc LADIES MUSLIN UNDERWEARSPECIAL SALE Forty dozen Childrens Muslin Drawers six button holes patent facing at lOc a pair worth 20c Ladies Mother Hother Hubbard Gown good muslin well trithdSat 55c they are worth 83c Lakies Muslin Drawers Fruit of the Loom Cotton deep hem and tucks above 22c worth 40c Ladies walking skirts deep Cambric ruffle at 49c worth 75c New Spaing Hosiery for Ladies and Goats We were fortunate in securing many cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose iu both black and tancy prior to the going into eflect of the administrative bill and our prices thereon will show how these early purchases benefit our customers Ladies regular made fast black Hose regular price now 35cwe still have them 25cVLadies black and colored Lisle Hose worth 6Qc We still offer them at 40c- Ladies fancy striped Cotton Hose boot patterns costing you now 40c still marked at 25cSTOILET ARTICLES Colgate Turkish Bath Soap a full dozen for 50c 4711 Glycerine different sorts at 42c per box Espeys Cream genuine article 20c Vasaline in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc per quart bottle KAUFMAN STRAUS ft Ga- P 0e4 IShall GiTeTlicetliellciillicn for an Inlieritauce PsI3IHu28 R A Clark of Selwood Oreg writing to the New York I Voices saysworkLest the reader might infer from the tenor of my statements i 01 that Iwas an enemy of the church I will simply say that I 4havebeen a member of the Presbyterian church for the last 70 s years and believe in prayer meet- ings3 u LtThe strongest Prohibition pre Oregona is avowea dels and yet some of these skep- tics4 are amongst the leading Prohibitionists of the state If the Prohibition party ever attains large proportions it will have to change the methods which haveI governed it in the past votes we want and we should not forget thafcthe yote of the infidel or the spiritualist or the wha t asoirgoods every day getting fact that iani a Heathen with a big B 1 4 wooland a yard wide warrani to wash without fading If 6hometaIiism is for Prohibition a the church is in an ungodly league with the saloon as seemsI to be the case taking as an lU stance that Christian churchat Paris then I am for Mahometanism every time bya ij pulldowcent on church in America There is not a man inS America who has a more exalted estimate id of the life and character and lifework of Jesus of Nazareth than I have hut the organization called s pretendsk to em d ot Jesus is barely bearable even if there were no suspicion of its J2 tf complicitywIth the liquor tra lienoregard such a churchas the I i Christian church at ParisX enkn leaguei5i lieve that there are hundreds or thousands of suchchurches all j over the land and ifit is to be 4 recognized fact that the leaders of tSt the chur hare even to connive the traffic then I am as turEamaga1Ost the distillery and I f w contribute mite to folSJwholeAugeari ecclesiasticism Y1c1t AltSf l Kettcr Cat1oIic flIaN ayJrI8k Salee Keeper la cLexiBgtB fcWS ioiviiw1l7J t rkeepclin Lexington Who Says am not a better Catholic than l is and will send me his name will send him a Catholic newt pacas ceptttsli OeSpure Catholic I tell you what it has at 4S sleSyouW BlSpray 118pilThen it has the crown of nsaSment and the harp of Erin and the trefoil what eathreeCatholiebutyou Irish saloonkeeper renegades wontoead it I give it to you nothing anda chromo because its against yourVbeadand anSofSanSevery time and ten the priests circusclnthesBefore you would give up livingbymen and loading up yoursc at wakes and on Sundays quitIbeS1SSSsemicivilizedreligion and c you knows what Is SSSsS trueJone ipcr Its published at Philadelphia extractsfromb The are as follows fiThealmost always a scalawagan es R caped jail bird or a bird that ought to be in jail The I American saloonkeeper is rare a type of civilization vulgar in his tastes andSin his mannersH However we want to get at our 5jprieststhis year We will con- Q vertthem to Prohibition or make them roar at us as a heretic p Though twelve million may be cast this year for P dent the rum sellers of New York City are likely to decide the con ajcastora vovr5S Are you a milliouer Jt IIiii7 The Voice the Prohibition na tional paper is now being sent free to 100000 larmers So you seeI there are some Prohibitionists deicdcdly in earnest when they supp to do that to win min kindSin 1892 Are you in earnest Then find a way to wOrk If you dont work then give money to those who will Send us for 100 i thournalsTvhcre you wish or will ourselves Put them where they may do good withettcrFroinWants to Save the Women and Children Mr a a Moore D sweEAR2 thf1 BruBlademen It has been coming to first Chottanooga and then in Missouri and then in Kansas 0 nearly a year I could but wish you success in your honest effort to save women hildren from deaths of U In s tmu uvW uves shame I Blitdrunkardsd lying in adlad senyNewton Kansas before Chri istan mas is a widow Her husband was such a drunkard that he died from its effects Respectfullywa That man is an infidel He w ministryHe con elu thadedhad the sand in his craw that ma todeThere is not a cultivated theolo gia n in Lexington who does not know he was right lint they have t got the sand geBruceall seahiby the places He lives anLikeJob lIhave been there Theres warm place in my heart for aLma n It has not been two years since I was cracking rock on a njuke I was just as ba then as I am now and I did of day dreaming andwanted to low that until I died I found out thatyou could cut a backberrysprout and make a betterhammer handle than you anYltoreinLexingtonandthata wa pa Caidrr1IrSLb w I i hIIi n1tiegro Ior white man that Isee on a rock thatximnce of broiled sow belly on a dodger to me was bettor t a quail on toast to a man who is l0 v ghin to back his conscience I pt like old Rip Van Winkle a elofreemanade I can go back to the e So that I can say just I please Jin the Blade that honest and true and I dont care dura what any human being rth thinks about it No man on unBruceman He may not have much money but hes a rich man inehe thYouca religd cothed daughters in sealskins and diamonds and blast Bob Inger li3U8fcieto gemakelife working for a durned old sot tlVJever s come to a as every rascalof ou claims tolieveyou alive and your rctten oldm shucksfa esus would want to see and kind of a man he did associate fiICgi to a preachers house and they il against him all the time that e was the friend of sinners He didnt run with the bankers fBJcjowchurch Jests was not in ibr aiRne luIfLexington a few weeks ago be sihaveea peniter shop and he would not have talked about all the AslBruce wrote to me gnoe stump for Prohibition hut topinionsasked me what he must do about iilIi i L k a t l itjand whetlier in Itr the cirjwas cumstances I thought he do any good for the ca iee My recollection is at that time the Blade and I were both pretty badly hacked and I advised a of a temporzing policy I was wrong if I did I now say to him to say what he thinks and think what he pleases I am satisfied that eome e most honest and earnest Christians in Americamen and women right here in myown home as well as elsewhere are using the fact that I am an infidel tolling effect as a reproach to men who pray to God and vote to the devil My Brethren and Sistren of the Prohibition party we have got it in for em you better bet your et life t the same time I received ces card there canie another meeto run e anyIthing He belongs to one of the finest families in and is a magnificentlyeducated man Ten years sgohe was the biggest 0ha baddw and uses Jit for Prohibition lea chudingmost quiet way for seven years His card said he wanted me to send him a package of Blades to d to his friends in other states he told me he wanted me to send a package of them to anotl m purposeIf a tight ce and telegraph that mar I nted 100 to pay my printersittwould come as fist as ning could bring it There are a lot of fools and hypocrites who think because that man does not believe as they do t he has to go to the devil when he dies You might as well try scare that man by telling him a jack olantern will catch him If there ever is a judgment day and I can get the Prohi tion business fixed up in time to t there and send that in el Prohibitionist to h lland whangduoilled mourning and fasting Democrats and Republicans over on the lodgtam goipg to swap it oil to some fel low who has been assigned goinfissid wheI would rather be in hell with cc like tha in fideTProhibitionist thanin heaven with anybody that is against Pro hibition l J O Crad lek sytt was f jLRRtc Biialiess NOT IN ASYOTM It seems the pression that Charley More w thevAsylum once mistake caused partly by wansf buttom atGeorgetownck andwithout date asks who rote that article signed One of atlfindsIas theIBo justly abused ParisXentife punctich ceTwo 0lesrrection of it was made until he go an Pdve that any correction ever ptfmsted by the fact that the letter attorneylhe Lexington gton Transcript can not have been ore tItan five or six years ago Col Oraddock has known me qthepitlityofmy house and from rther back than the time I w rote about the Lexington Lu tic Asylum has been quoting his paper what he knew I had written in different newspapers But to give him every chance jthecircumstances of his been 1eceivedaticrettiyluni partly by the fact that Isond teportedsom balls at the natic asylum and then Iwillk what was the remaining part from which he got the impres on that I had been the in ate of the lunatic aSJlumCThere is somcthingvery ci ke and about the personalidentityn bi al It was a goodenough Mor ait for rae or not there th ad been any such individual at Sarah Morgan on cart for I t i0 i 1f i Lfitrr J jt fl 5S- SS peopgtiIlor he n was true f In a mbdup and bad unc tuuted style Craddock a this notice that lie does n no to who wrote the piecein tl pert Soon after this paper app d told me that his partner ston who ia a member rn 5ney church had gotten the Four difFerent poi have until this date thatlwri b3 written me from Parts a iv tu me the name of the pa wi 0 wrote the libelous ar and uone of them are connee with the KerituckamCitizeDL T his is XJI AJ v na dock Remington M ad vertisement says at d of the paper yet e gto n who jCraddock says got item from the writer is wiIloin a paper for thetrn ess wiiiuu tits is responsible stnl e ment of Craddock that doe not know who wrote t piece under consideration J The connivnncejo j ngt at the statement of do und er the circumstance at ofasyet Remington see be in good standing in cnc rch e- Mftre absHttkat unir Jf Xem tseratPP- ARIS KY Feb I tena C Moore PEAR SinI s aw in the Kentuckian ii he- cepie The Ravings of Lu na tie and Ame her Well I dont suppose n kniso I will tell you who it It was Mr t please dout publish thas It would give me rawfi in wi Dllhave undertaken ffefc Yours respectfullyiy In the note the nam j of the writer of the newspjiper artiple is given and the name oft cwritef of the note t1 This makes four leltoi Itbat 1 have received saying a the co WncurSotliat in addition t e fact tl Olatpo god in gathetan ois by all eftha wrote these four lett re pre e be herbUsh I andenouncechurch with the liuiuor The t fL CYTiIIANA Jan a othappentoseeco rI la 1 at Pans but a clipping yiteII in clDeintoNOW I do not desire 9fl nter mtor manywarengJlf 1n the fusilade n hay ea little surplus thunderanji Ito osts neither of us anything to uibitj why not on MlyBUt temperance laws aid we hfewbut were out voted as friends of temperance generally areV th Ming seIan5curredC thhristianaris to vote for the destruction the slimy serpent ready left jts trail in mantffheir ho mes cau3ing indiscrib le suf ft rings and dcbauchiug t and corrupting the of many without the lesitt11tYOU to station in life But to do what 1 made inquiry as to wIi t to istri3mte SUOP ibi tion aelingProhibitionists as I thought a minister iI ro apt o work them to IIn uired about BroSwetnI1ndastonished when told by a member of his congregalfc i that h o would take no part w latevcr pinsent the Bombs to a youngI Methodist minister nambc Read as he was the onlyPrp ibition preacher in that c6uld ear of at that time When the election cam these 300 members that 1II birIboastingly sets upaUbe ye y per hieatbon of Christianily were equipped r staying home or absenting then elvt from the polls ando option Vas de fe I jnever lo al option but I felt that f Paris county1J jfavKtionThen I venture to say wat if they will give half the 1 10000 tiLexingtonhibition it would educate smdny SS lit f lein the right direction as belieOeittion in Kentucky if not in the United But enough more anon A A DILLS That Christian Churchsam says we made a magnificent fight here a few years ago for op tion I have before me some letters fro wit herbthatg chOneShe fron unittgavethelaw that started them down again yenrfthat they have been drinking cvi since This lady says he is a hypocrite andthat she has ft lik e praying to God to bring 60femembertheresai he has barrels wine and a barrel of whishy in his cellar sAnoth r one says that he went around from saloon to saloon treating the negroes ata railroad ele tion and quite a number of preHeIamflitvingaKindofa Liii Cl Picnic From the Georgetown Enterprise A60QOO mage Suit Is Threatened the Blue Grass BladeEditor Against the Publishers of hentucklanClIlzenM peiidciit ofwthe Paper The KentnckianCitizen ediietday contained an article written by a member of the Paris iristiati church in ar chticlethatchutchcithe yowasag thdniag at 5po6o for that por tion of the article that he ha- fl5Sdti Amvim iHisueual eV Iteng seemc aiticlewhjchhesaid tcas calcn la ted to do reater d mig to IlanpubhshIngaD1oraland in t paper the Blade than an Ordinary paperGeoiitown Enterprise Charlie Moore Sued for Dam ages The Leader of S cla dyagainst C C Moore in the Circuit Court at Georgetown for 10000 da Joores family hence the filing of the su tatits capital Kenny files a letter written to him by Moore last September and alleges he been damaged by said let 10000Moorero article in the Blade hiinename Kenny but every person who knew the man recognized e person described to be Kenny ho after its publication wrote a letter to Moore and the re iplyBourbon NewshiSUIT FOR DAMAGES A suit lies byMrGrmlsl3adeTeT wrote and had printed in his paper a severa article abontun man vho for three or four years h e the editor had been try to save from a life drunkenness gi dvingeverybodyinknew that Kenny was the person publicationMr editor and the reply of the latter furnished the ground for the suit Mr Kenny fixes his damages atI 10000 Although paper is printed in Lexington the editor makes his home in Georgetown The parties are rel ted by mar MrKenMoore Georgetown Timesp More About the Author of Ihe Barings of a LunaticC bPRISKYdior Blue Grass BladewtheKeutuckianCitizen t Ravings ofa lunatic is Mroa man who has been on every side of every ques on that has ever been before the eojle thelEe o 1 M Paris precinct and at the same time had any number of wine bar rels fullof choice wines in his eel the pigbestbuy and daysisProhibition editor even if he is era zyand had been in an asylum It is spenttthe legislature beside his whisky bills etc He writes about being such a pious goodchurch mem along with 1300 other good members in Paris Christian rch Dont he say something ut their all being true and anyingW man Tinahe i Lntrustedpaign fun he dont speak to yourHare dead against one an youne of your good money Mr put up lots of whisky too and did the toppy thing by taking some with the boys The other side may have done hankringto LexingtonGeor achers and churches combined Jtoocounty anti moved to town spend his estate writing for the papers writing Wandering Westward running abusing other people trying to run the ade off the track etc He hasnt neighborhoodthat am badly mistaken He was once going to build a big distillery ChristianLpeoplltolabuilt that distillery they wot hoist him and bluffed hi fMethodistat our church wont mind it but ould glory in his spunk in Itode di thstsTBroofw thritecould talk like the devil My wife is a member of that shebang called the Christian urch and ve twrstitions 1lellIu will make bettOr people out em You are giving them what ey ought to had years agc When you come over to Paris I mJuynamebutA FKIKND TO TEMPERANCE iS = Il1every place where Jbave aleft the thenarueot them writer of that libelous article writtenandof course fOr all actical purposes except for law know it th9tRavin myfriend hasdonefl alOWUnited States for months I reckon if good Christian Lexingtonladyspeciality in his prayers lately somethingmightoft these Blue Grass Blade fit Knso tirterranrgettinghis forhimanonymous a perpetualimmolation lue Grass Blade with these Pro theUniteda z tensboutarcdandieson the Judge and if he will just sign one of these Prohibition keepthe theBladeouble back action boomerang aboutbyabout Jim Elaine just let him give me an order never to let his name go into the Blade Some time fore the episode when there was newspaper talk of gore and blood on the moon there hud been some mention in some paper of theIJudges name in coanectiontthe Presidency States He never can make the race asI JUltnypeopleThis Paris anonymous fellow5xc ftherThe Pope was represented asa drawnintoas written Vatican A boyO c fhenffireout and King Hmnberto was spearhimhe should poke it out Just as long as this Paris fellow lt r Y i J 11iCJ keep his head in1is incognito slidE the boys are going to roast his tail until it will look like a tail that we used to roast on a rock in the good old fashion in hog killing time and just on as he pokes his head out I am going to harpoon him witha libel suit That fellow is now between the deviland the deep blue sea and I shflwinghimI have already made on Jonahs whale or Balaams jackass or as Barnum made on his mermaid And next to a dry land maid the mermaid is the daisiest maid o f maid thats made Jessamine Journal Tnllts ike a Prohibitionist anil Hits a Side Swipe at the Judge that was Going to Kill me goWheneverdisfavor that a Kentucky politician wants to take an editors life for saying he would take a drink as did Capt or when a man feels that it is a cause for a suit for damages for publishing the charge that he was it is evident that things are wonderfully changed for the better ilroads banks and business uses generally are closing their tobo re upon the drinking man and the time is rapidly approaching when all who would considered res curJesaamine The Journal prints the name of that Judge that was going to kill me ifI put his name in my paper goingtowas a member of the church and it is his Christian duty to do what he says he is going to doS IBu Pollimpudencetocant understand and then I won r that these Lexington papers at so much applauded the dges course do not resent what fayingYou tion idea is creeping up pretty closo to Lexington The Jtssa mine Journal is published within elve miles of Lexington and is counted true blue Democratic pa perSrere is not a newspaper in that would dare to say godthat kind of an allusion to that goingublcLider that represents t ly lall A pathy for temprallcewoulcl no ore dare to do it than the Dem Isoc su Soreare wonderfully changedsome how Twoyears ago they kept Jo Lronjaws IndJan whisky story in stereotype and used to print it every six weeks One of the best Democratic jokes about town was how Joseph got drunk and pnked Washingtonwhen Joseph drove over that rock and broke his arm and the Globe Democrat printed how Carlisle got so drunk that he fell down coming to Becks funeral and the Latonia races had a bigadvertise ment with Carlise Blackburn nott and Roche the distiller sit whiskybutPS role in a coroners inquest now you just insinuate that any Lex anykindlemonade or sweet cider Verily the times have changed and we are changed with them r What the Xicholasville Dcuio cmt has to SiLt About the Man that is SuiiiR me The man that editor Chas C Moore took on this farm and tried to reform wants only slight dam aRcs His name is Kenney and Moore was very severn on Lexington saloonkeepers for spoiling whichKenneysuing for 10000 damages Moore took the man on his place ater hisjag and in writing of the case did not mention his name 150000 ACKES OF LSD VA1TEDC An Eastern Steamship and Colonization Company have written o the General Passenger und Ticket Agent of the Queen Crescent Route to find for them a tract of land in either Kentucky- or n a 51crestruck farming also for raising corn wheat trees and shrubs and near enough to railroad to make shipping facilities handy At iv sneor this purpose will please com with the undersigned giving price terms location and all particulars DO EDWARDS GP TAC- incinnati 0 r rtzti i ft2 5r t ut 4 jC rlfiYff TO ALL PERSONS TO WHOM Tllfc ULAUEMAYCOMB beg1nstheI hope that those whO intendjto can take astheyinyear for persons in good circum stances and 100 l year for persons who can not afford to pay more and will tell mo 4The Blade will go to all persons to whom it went last year who have not ordered it discontinued Those who have not paid me for last year will plea e so if they feel that they ought to do so and if not please notify met JJifl Lnotit to them I will have no collectorand will not dun you font If you are willing topayme Sefl wil andyoUlFraternally yours CHARLES C MOORE l THE BBATJT1FTT1 r A I LI d 20 MILES THE SUORTEST 4 itTOMaking direct connections in Cet 9itUnion Depot for ST WBSTBRN CHICAGO PelHtS DETROIT CANADIAN CLEVELAND ints BUFFALO YORK BOSTON NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 171 Miles the Shortest and Quickest filaeL- EHNGtON JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA i The line running Solid Trains through without change for any class o passengers with choice ofPUllman1Bo udoir and Palace SleeP quick time TO = Atlanta AngustazlIacon Savannah 1 B Thomas vile CeJar Keys Tampa StAugustine and lumhas Montgomery Mobile and in GEORGIA AND ALABAMA J95 MILESTJIESHORTESTTOTIME BondofrSleepingnection at New Orleans with Soat omnibus transfer for TEXAS MEXICO an- dCALIFORNIA The Only Line to M J MississippiakingOmnibus transfer at Shreveport SFortGalvestonST fTIepera I KNOXVILLE forASITVILLE 1 M tapsST swift CityTictAgtPhainixltotcl w Depot Ticket Agent Frank w wooloy Trav Pass Agttex D MILLER 7bKy G Traffic anager CINCINNATI EDWARDSi DRUNKENNESS CAN BE CUREDi TIIEJt1SIL rout THE TREATMENT INSTITIU OF37 EiDRUNKENNESS Y tANDWOPIUM OFFICERS E Wharton 9C Wheelerr D S4rv Physician in charge Dr th J Gronendyke i Consulting Physician J CYN rimxA Kv Jan 92 B Nfal Ccntrcville Ky DEAR SituWe believe the Sil ver Ash Institute located in our Jjhabitworthy of our commendation nd afone1Isfactory rt c 111rtc ti Another Louisville man Stud V on Old Kcelos Jim Jam p MecJlcinetP 1 LOUISVILLE Jan 25 92 K The Keeley remedy is curing thousands of drunkards of the appetite for liqu r if you do make the assertions to the con trary Do pray stop making as womenkget benefit ofs tbelcArkaneawwhat one man out ofa thousand pleaseI to the Blade and like it except some such un reasonable thing as this men tioned l It will Prohibition f Respectfully f S J LUNDY i I 1120 13th St mj I am going to quit fussing with these fellows Tlic Ke ley cure retuns are tt4 beginning to come in from the precincts where old Keel ey f has not sent any money to boost t it They will soon kncck it into v a cocked hct Wants tbe McGarvcy Sermon in Leaflet V t Jan 27 18H- 2tg frsVIiarles C Moore We have read with much interest several numbers of your excellent paper The Blue Grass Blade and here inclose i four dollars for which plesae send to each of for twelve months In this connection we desir to commend the ability withwhich I your paper is conducted We ad mire the fidelity with which you adhere to the proposition that the chief obstacle in way ofre ligious progress is the lack of practical morality in the churches 5Qfiwhat use is religion if it dont Vinfluence q mans conduct The trouble withus church members is we speak from per e sonal experience we allow our selves to be governed bya sort of double conscienceiuculcated by the false teaching of the age one conscience for the church and tne Sundayschool and another s for pplitici add business iThetImelyandwholesomead dress by the President pf Ken tucky University Rev J W Mc Garvey which was pubIishedin Lexington Press be cir culated in leaflet form andsent locv rycityand town in the Estate for the evils he there por trays are the main hindrance to good municipal administration in every city jn Kentucky Trusting that every lover of j ovelnmeIifmarfiQaIiciaUy- aid youDy suDscnption your Vyj valuable paper and ve it as Lwiae circulation as possible we tfieIDHIn- t f Yours respectfully 0 O ALLABD- I E W BAGBY I f Like the way You Haul the l Ieaclterskat Tete the old Parly Tickets i ji PILLAR POINT N Y 1 21 92 KyfEn J7 closed find 100 payment for the Blue Grass Blade for six months rf1 IappreCIate your paper very much I Jake three Prohibition i papers but like the Blade best of lr lthe three i I like the way you maul the j lLpteichers that vote the old party j tikets They deserve all you tf them f v YirWeIl go on Brother with your Cryaloud and spare not Lift up thyvoice like a trumpet ri and show my people their trans hi gressions and the house of Jacob theirsin I am for national Prohibition f f Wishing you great success in II J the cause you advocate I am JVery respectfully yours f f M J GOULD t More TesUmauy About that fr iJ Paris Christian Church X2tJ jg PARIS KY Jan 24 1892 i 2 Pr DEAR Siu The Ulan who wrote that cards against you in j CjjLt rCol Craddocks paper is Mr a deacon in mychurch 4fc the Christian church at Paris and V who sits several seats in front of Ole C I Last year he was running for f office and he went around from i c 3 saloon to saloon buying votes and t 5rf treating anybody and everybody t who would with him My tt son had not touched liquor for ff more than a year and my eonin Jaw for iiore than three years yet iIv made them drunk and jF they have been drunk ever since Before this they were working every day it was fit to work and r can always get work for they are both good carpenters i My daughter and myself sup- portL the the best we can i4 v sewing I know it is a sin but I have prayed God to bring down xf y judgment on this old hypocrite j who sits up in church looking sc vv pious and good I can not write i very plain and I get a friend tc I copy it for me Your friend MRS WILLIAM B jJ1 TKesc i1bi r 5 were common talk last summer when he was a Democratic candi dateThe piece alluded to stated that Ihnd been insane and that I have been an inmate of a Luna tic Asylum It wrote that it is hardly possible that he elidnot know it was a lie with absolutely no foundation in fact and I believe he has done this for a malicious purpose Cra dock Remington have published it in the Kentuckian Citizen My grievance is nothingcompra cd with that of this lady ofwhom I knew last summer But Iwant a law to protect that woman and her children is a very wealthy styleIdamagchehasfamily by taking away their nat ural support and that will then put in the penitentiary at the discretion of a jury of sober menThe name of the party who wrote that article is given in the letter I am not at all afraid to publish it and it will appear in the Blade but there are good reasons why it shouldnot appear now I have no personalanimus against any want to show the condition of that church l1 Kentucky Appointments for Chairman Dickie C KyDEAR in Blade this week appointments for Chairman Dickie as follows eveningFehruary Georgetown18th at 8 p m Very truly yours G M BROOKS Chairman- P S These meetings arc nnder the direction of the Lexington W C T U lie Must Have Thought I hud a Heap of Good Mature WILLIAMSBUKG Jan 14 92 DEAR SIR Some very excellent manofyour townIsuppose it to be R D Wilson Co has been your paper Asfdo not wish to impose on your good nature I will ask you to not send it any longer and obligeYours very respectfully J M ELMSON Its not very encouraging to receive a note like that without a sinlnickel in it from a man who has takenmy paper for sixteen months but he isnice and polite about it and beats those Stanford fellows LIQUOR NEW YORK CITY One Saloon to Each 125 Peraons Young and Old The Catholic Review gives some very interesting and suggestive figures They present a ghastly view of New York From official sources Tho Review learned that in the city in May there were 10075 places where intoxicating drink was sold divided up as follows Totela first grade second grade Hotels third grado sale of ale and beer only Store keepers license mainly to grocers and druggists Total licensed Places where liquor was Illicitly sold Total Can any one believe that a city otI250000 inhabitants that being the popu lation of the city in needs 10000 liquor shops Can the mildest advocate of the rum traffic conceive to what use all these laboratories of death can bo put The liquor traffic must bo tremendously remunerative where there is one den to every 125 inhabitants sick and well high and low Of the at least 20 are young children 25 others total abstainers or occasional drinkers only leaving 80 persons to support each palace with its gaudy show gilt and tinsel The Re view compares the places where drink is sold with the stores where the staff of life is sold At the time when this in vestigation was made there wore in the city Batchers Bakersr 10i Grocers 411 Total This develops the startling fact that the shops for the sale of liquor outnum bored those for the sale of food by 287R The city has grown since but the rum shops have more than kept pace with the population Tho figures an more ghastly than they wero ten years ago Tho Review supposes 1700000 in habitants and 17000 saloons These are facts dreadful enough to raise tho dead and yet tho desire is for more dens more places of corruption and woo Tho way in which these saloons aro piled into certain portions of the city is told in the following plain words From Broome street to Division street on the Bowery the distance is onethirl of a mile In walking that distance on the east side of the street the astonished visitor wilt pass twentynine saloons It is a busy thoroughfare tho Bowery and these saloons depend for support on the transient visitor quite as much as on the regular inhaTitant From tho corner of Brooino streo and tho Bowery eastward to Norfolk street the distance is a quar tor of a mile The street is a quiet one with little business mostly inhabited by foreigners nil poor and industrious and not much gi len to patronizing saloons yet the visitor passes fifteen saloons be fore ho arrives at Norfolk street The entire space bounded by Broome Nor folk Division streets and the flowery contains over 250 saloons and tho pecul iarity of saloon location in this neighborhood is that the larger number of sa loons are placed on tho streets running naralM with tho Bowery r l ff It EC Ao CRIME NEW YORK STATE More Than Scrcntyslx 1er Cert Is Traceable to Liquor Tho Voice says We have just been favored by tho Hon Frank Rice secre tary of New York state with a copy of his annual report on the statistics of crime for the year ended Oct 1890 It is an especially interesting and valuable document since it gives for each county and city of the largest state of tho Union the number of crimes for which persons were cpnvicted by courts of special ionsthat is county criminal courts cy police courts etcduring tho time mined From the figures furnished by the sec retary of state Tho Voice prepared tables snowing the relation of drink to criic These tables proved conclusively that a trifle over 70 per cent of the crime in tlytraceablothey combined the convictions for in toxication and habitual drunkards Thirtyfour thousand six hundred an five convictions came under this head It should be remembered that criminal courts are lenient to drunks unless they aro dangerous cases and hence that the number of convirtions for drunken ness as shown in the table does not jep resent the part drink plays in the business of criminal courts as well as the number of arrsts would Their table jives 1411 convictions for disorderly conduct convictions of disorderly prsona 203 convictions of breach of tho peace 223 inmates of disorderly houses for keeping disorder ly houses 905 misdemeanors etc Assault is credited with 4401 convictions Under assault are included 622 cases of affray but not 332 cases of cruelty to animals 84 cruelty to children 29 resisting an officer etc In the 8433 crimes headed vagrancy included 674 tramps The total of these liquor crimes is 48858 or 762 per cent of 03724 the total number of convictions reported chargeabletoceny 485 violation of excise laws 804 malicious mischief 566 violation of health laws 5156 violation of oidi nanccs etc Tho Duty of Total Abstinence The duty ot total abstinence must urge preSenttimocerned for the temporal and spiritual welfare of their fellow beings No one who has eyes to see or ears to hear can deny that tho results of the liquor traf fie upon the world at large are of the most alarming and deplorable character The evidenc hero is positive and overwhelming On tho other hand the known benefits resulting from the same traffic are at the best but few and fee ble Except in its use as a medicinal agent no one will claim that alcoholic anythingtohappiness of mankind Tho balance of practicallyit works positive goad in one case it works positive evil in a hundred cases Charged against the drink habit on the ono side is along and ever increasing catalogue of crimes miseries and woes while on the other ithas nothing to its credit except tile temporary which alcoholic stimulants sometimes afford the sick and diseased and the pleaser able sensations which accompany in dulgence with the ordinary drinker In view of these facts it is difficult to derstand why nice character and pecially Christian men should persist in giving the aid of their influence uilex ampleto the perpetuation of the drink habit and the liquor business There is but one true and Christian ground to take in a case like this and that is the ground taken St Paul If meat make my brother to offend I will eat no flesh while the world standeth When will Christian men open their eyes to this truth Christian at Work Sin Florence Advice Florence tho actor once gave some advice to a friend in these words MY DEAlt Ono gallon of whisky costs about three dollars and contains about sixtyfive fifteen cent drinks Now if you must drink buy a gallon and make your wife the barkeeper When yon are dry give her fifteen cents for a drink and when tho whisky is gone she will have after paying for it 075 left and every gallon thereafter will yield tho same profit This money youhaveport yourself and shunned by every spectable man your wife may have money enough to keep you until your time comes to fill u drunkards grave New York Suu What It Costs to Get Drunk gooddealsays a bright exchange Some one esti mates that getting born costs tho people of the United States 250000000 an nuallyfeetting married 300000000 and getting buried 75000000 It might be added getting drunk costs the people of tho United States moro than 900000000 annually or over ono and onehalf times as much as getting born married and buried put together und moro than all the bread and meat consumed in the na tionPhiladelphia Item Cured of Drinking It may not bo generally known that Dr Benjamin Richardson the famous London physician was a drinker when his physicians aisigned to him the task of investigating the action of alcohol on living tissues Ho took a year for his experiments and came out a total abstainer his science had controlled his conscience and controlled his life The Reason God assumed that men will have com mon sense Why is there not a com maud against intemperenco in the Doc aloguo Becanso conunoa sense would teach hum that a sin which breaks all the ten coiuuiandiicntn need not be ppecifiod Progressive Ago TeetotulUm In the ItrltUh Army Out of 70000 British troops iu India 18000 aro tvctotalcra Sir Frederick Roberts himself says that for Qvery 5000 teetota rs enrolled the strength of tho British army ia practically increased by another utttallo Tho authorities in India uuike ui annual grant of 8000 rupees for toaiperanco work and give tho use of a room in every corps for meetings as well as allowing refreshment bars to be opened tho profits of which go to temperance work so that the men are encouraged in every way to remain true to their pledge Suffocated by Drunken Mother Dr Danford Thomas says he holds an nnally over 200 inquests on infants tnif focated in bed He is one of thecoro tiers of London It is significant that the most of these fatalities happen on Saturday night an3 generally by intoxicated mothers ti i LEFT HIS POST TO the New York Preirv Sara Whisky a atDlWter The terrible accident which p on the New York Central Mar Hastings on Christmas eve IB the locomotive of the St Lpuia crashed into the rear car of the ni Falls special which was st d the track killing twelve paeee iof them on their way home to gatherings and wounded man ore was due according to accoi tytodrinkThe Press account reads JA brakeman was ordered b8kwith a signal light He was told togoat l ut Hreaclwjttherein which to allow the express the west time to slow up He was jfjleBg farther some 700 feet1Ipto i ire a switchmans hut stood 1 There the brakeman and the switch man met It waaChritmaa eve There was a bottle of whisky in the t aad the men went in They p1ed esr daymindful aisi ODlyatwoat ier away the train g i speed of lightning 1 The half finishI drink wa hrown- down and the brukrushed frantically out but the to eeJMd phantom of death at wiftly IEthim He hallooed only bijsthetrainflewon Death was riding in the cab the brakeman and his friend the awl sat down palsied at the disaster fcfcvit able to wbicE thcircar Very largely contributed None of the other daily have krplayednocent people Third Vice President Walter Webb of the road when questioned by a Voice reporter denied all knowledge that Brakeman Herrick stopped te drink whisky thus cautingthe fatal accideBt Voice Temperance COBpeM- Active preparations arelnpIugigSlior a series of temperance congreeeee to be 1Temperance othtthingshas n8UDitAmongnonnced their intention of holding coa gressea during the Columbian expodtioa are the Order of GoOd Templars Sosa of Temperance the National and Worlds aDdtheNonpartisan ance union In addition to thee great popular meetings will be held whiok will embrace representatives of all sh of temperance belief falI orgaaiiatioBfl ei1byof the world The defcrtiBent of MMe at Washington in setotiMof the National abcit rlwb sent out to every American c globe the following four quei couDecitoariUtthf totheq1laDrkinds mi 2 As togoverentalm thodsoj with the manufacture and sate etia toxicating liquors 8 As to mtemperaace M poverty immorality and orin 4 As to what efforts ai b iiiff kdiscourage the use mauUtiMst and sale of intoxicant hriIitiaB at Work j Drinking and Oratory In his book The People Tfe With Marshall P Wflder Myt of my most successful work has the line of after dinner spetefees have betn asked how I couldjro tii ten or twelve courses of food and JtttliBhave rdrinkI dont want to give away any other mans business secrets but veatureto say that the best after dinner speakers in the United States are the most Mod erate diners If youwill csetyoor eye at the table in front of aome maa at a big dinner who gets up and makes a capital speech you will probably see one of two thingseither that all hte glasses are turned upside down or that they are entirely fulL In other worda be has been drinking little or notaiag Whisky as a PreTentlr The following is extracted from aa in terview in the New York World irijtti Dr George F Shrady one of the most eminent physicians of the city in regard to thegrip epidemic which citynotlongagoinaniildfIs Whisky is never good to wardToff anything Good food is the best means with which to ward off disease To dose ltotheor moral excuse for a mans bigwhisky as a preventive of disease J Dr McDonalds 4ood Work Dr R H McDonald of San Fran cisco is undoubtedly the moetgix tempeLiceliterature It is a marvel that he should have reach ed with his temperance catechism and antitobacco leaflets every house once and store iu the great city of San Fran cisco In he has distributed over 2800000 of his temperance circulars visiting about 80000 homes offices shops A Profitable Buslacu The breweries of New Yorkuse about gallOIwater ingredients call it beer and sell it at three and five cents a glass The million and a halt gallons will bring them about a million dollars a day Profitable tensl ness Isnt itVolce- Drink Starves the Little Ones An English M P assert that aa a re suit of the drinking habits of thepu ants children In London go to school each morning unfed The German Emperor on Beer What exranation will those give of the efforts of Kaiser Wilhelm to secure laws against drunkenness who havlfn slated that beer was a temperance drink kitThebecome national and is using all his Influencefor its repression But the tenacity with which the hold to their idol Gambrinus may be seen in the almost unanimous bundesrath the other kaisers bill The jectionhadila yOtebYWhil kaiser but the pity is have an opposite Christian S pdard y tti d iOi JJt nt rt THE UPAS TREE OF DRINK Why It Flourishes VhlIo Other Vices Yield to Keform How shall we explain the fact that the powsr of public opinion has proved strnggleagiinstthe asd the social evil than in the crusade ia thecnlseofthG alcohol habit The explanation can certainly not be found in the lack of persistent effort energyandtheprouiotionoftempcrnnce gambling lotteries and the traffic in oscene liter practiCAlmin1mum enjoyed for generations the protection of civilized governments in Europe and America the interests of the gambler were protected by the inveteracy of the moneybribes gamblinghelIsreduced to a den maintaining a precari ous existence in a small principality of the Italian peninsula The only logical explanation can be found in the circumstance that those vices have been generally recognized us proportiontlMtJ atal delusion of the belief that within certain limits a taste for intox beindnlgedwithimpn ing their own misgivings with the belief inthehannlessnes3 of moderate drinking and of the milder stimulants and onlymthecess is injurious The fact that stimu lasts can be swallowed in health endan goring overdoses they argueidoes not justify the plan to lessen that dan SgcitjhnrtiKquor laws We might as well prohibit the sale of meat and sugar paskypalIndiumofAnd too many of our brethren encour agethose delusions by still ascribing temperance to the temptations of unre strained appetite and the passions of unregenerate nature The dread of manyYounglogictexperiencefirmed lrunkardsto renounce their vice in time but we can never hope to get a stroke at tho root of the upas tree till we can enforce the general recognition of the truth that the alcohol habit in all its forms is a wholly abnormal passion as distinct from a natural appetite as poison from wholesome food that the indulgence of that passion even in the slightest degree is resisted by the veto ofa sanitary instinct which can never be outraged with impunity arid that the apparent exhilaration following appeverypoisurplUlOhappines ural stimulants In other words we lmust deprive the rnmseller of a facti eyesof1iOOis an unqualified eviL We must convince the dupes of the stimulant Juibit that par protest is not directed against an enjoyment injurious only in case of excess but against an unnatural TiC incompatible with the interests of onfi a a ve s tipUngModiusmoderate polygamy We cannot af combatingthaUperficilerrors whfle we ignore the radical mistake at the otfumoftheir delusion We must theJhas for ages resisted our attacks upon its Hberant branches Felix L Oswald LDin Union Signal Alcohol and Chloroform Beckenhamdrchloroform and shows how very similar fa the action of tMtwo drugs With both there isa first stage of exhilaration when respiration and circulation are quickened and a glow pervades the body a second stage of excitement and a third stage of torpor and lifelessness We have says the doctor on each occasion of administering chloroform the life history of a person getting in toxicated An Apt Description An old colored man who addressed a temperance meeting at Welden N C saM When I sees a man going home wid a gallon of whisky and a half pound atnnoat dats tempranco lecture null for me and I sees it ebery day knows dat eberytbing in his house is on de some scale gallon of misery to every half pound of comfort t AbitlAence Made Them Healthy Eleven gentlemen mot at lunch in Shanghai and it came out that they had an been lifelong abstainers They had each lived in the trying temperature of Borth China for periods ranging from twentyfour to thirtyfive years and not one of them had been onto sick from jmatic causes Pall Mall Gazette Morgue Filled by Victims of Drink The keeper of the morgue in New York city ttatea that fourfifths of the 6000 bodies that reach the city des house every year are sent there idrunkenness Powderly on tho Liquor Evil Powderly says he would rather have one nicer headed total abstainer to pend on than a whole regiment of men who were debauched by drink SeventyTlioussnd Girls Who Serve Drinks It is estimated that there are in the United Kingdom no fewer than 70000 girls employed in public houses and drinking dons IIEvenwithin of the truth How many facts it forgets or fails to grasp What paper ever finds space for the story of parental hearts broken the lives of innocent victims darkened Where is the printed record of the bottle that nursed the murderous purpose and tho den that was the rendez vow of the reckless carousers The paper that first publishes these details will have a truly valuable exclusive Golden Rule Temperance Public Honies Mr Stead in The Review of Reviews Hrgea the opening of at least one te- nce public house to everyten of the ordinary kindin a given district This would give New York about 1000 tern wranceMiouses and it wnnW iv IDJ mi 7 rBS g r L J TO REMOVE TEMPTATION Workluguiena Clubs In Which L1qao If Not Sold Worthy of special note here is the recent establishment in New York city of what is known as the East Side Work ingmcns club The club is located in what was formerly an old country dence at the foot of East Seventysixth street overlooking the East river The location is a beautiful ono as well as objectshadfnsettled by workingmen to whom hither proposedheremight be found in the inevitable and superabundant grog shops and beer gar neatlyfurnishedreading room a gymnasium kitchen bathroom amusement room and kindergarten Provision is made for giving musical entertainments lectures etc Everythingdevised to win and hold the interest and MembershipIngard to creed or race and the fee is only five dollars a year No religious services are held and the reading room publicationsThetheir home at the clubhouse for the purpose maintaining its work are not selected with reference to any sectarian lines Thus far the residents have cluded men from Columbia Harvard liewYorkwho were not college men The enter prise thus far has met with great en couragement and it is evidently filling a real need In various ways the pee ple of the neighborhood who are not of the very poor class have shown them selves responsive to the efforts of those seekingtodirecting their lives to something higher and better than they have known While the tenets of no religious associa tion are thought necessaryfor their in Btrcction the work is carried on in co operation with that of the Emmanuel chapel inaugurated by Bishop Potter in the neighborhood and being in charge of St James church The committee having the work in charge has been en couraged by finding itself welcome with its friendly purposes The bishop has referred to what has been done as Christlike work although directed to answering very human wants being the means of bringing higher and more sacred things within the horizon of that large class of toilers whose lives are now so barren of joy and barren alas no less of faith One of the most encouraging signs of the times in the field of temperance re form is the number of organizations springing up in the cities and having for their object the townsII places where refreshment amusement and recreation may free from the temptations of drink Some of these organizations are run in con necjion with churches and Womans Christian Temperance unions and others are managed independently In many cases the churches are in this work directly The Peoples church in Jersey City under Rev Dr Scudder and St Bartholomews church in New York city under Rev Dr Greet are among the leaders in this noble movement Both of these churches have lately opened large buildings designed and equipped lor the use pleasure and profit pf thepeople In this connection lbemadeoLtheSundayB society recently organized for the purpose of spreading temperance and Christian principles among the pfaqqes This society will work in unison with TemperanceUnion of tho condition of the poor and of fallen humanity by giving a succession of free Sunday morning breakfasts in con junction with which there will be religious services and addresses With all opportunitiesforgence of proper and legitimate desires for grogshopsend Christian at Work It Hurts their Business It is high praise which the rumsellers Peoplespalacelished in connection with the Rev Dr J L Scudders church They say that it is hurting their business We have no doubt of it That is what the palace was established for It keeps the young men away from the barrooms because it offers all the proper attractions which the barrooms can offer and it has in ad dition a good many attractions of its own Through such institutions as the Peoples palace of Jersey City lies one of the most practical and effective remedies of the evils of the drink traffic- Temperate Soldiers DOlt Out of 70000 Britsh troops in India 18000 are teetotalers Sir Frederick Roberts himself says that for every 5000 teetotalers enrolled the strength of the British army is practically increased by another battalion The authorities in India make an annual grant of 8000 rupees for temperance work and give the use of a room in every corps for meetings as well as allowing refreshment bars to be opened the profits of which go to temperance work so that the men are encouraged in every way to remain true td their pledge- Teetotsilsm and Longevity The Rev TLomas Snow writes Dr J Moir whodii brother was one of the Englandcal abstainers in London in 18367 has collected the ages of 2211 total abstain ers now living from the ago of forty years and upward and he finds thrt nearly onethird of the whole or out of 2211 are seventy years of age and upward The ages are as follows Ninety years end over 60 to 93 years 70 to 80 syears aSS 00 to 70 years 591 50 to 60 440 40 to 50 years 440 Tho aver ago is C140 years the oldest being 85and tho youngest 40 729 are lifo abstainers their average age being 4914 the average ago when these life abstainers are deducted is C753 years and the average duration of their teetotalism is 2054 years Fifteen of the life abstain ers nro 70 years old or more three being over 80 and ono of them 88 the last four all hail from Scotland When we put these 2211 living teetotalers with an average 330 of 0146 years and still growing against tho 222 dead teetotalers of the startling statistics report sp gloated over by the enemies of total ab stineucc there is nothing more to he Llnnruul on Alcohol Limueus has truly said of alcohol that poisonfirstthen he barns for it then he is con siiicdjyi P jl t i Jt 0 IktnliT Go Ton Jf FOR ANYTHING YOU WAY1 IN CLOTHES UNDERWEAR r HOSIER NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS GLOVES COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PIICE ALWAYS MDLL BRo1aCorner Main and Broadway JOHN T MILLERWHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Pack ng Lace Leath er CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KYr THE PRICES MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATS SHOE r ETC In our Show Windows tell their own tale Bear in mind thatiU 10 and f15 Suits and Overcoats CUT from 9 to 5Sunder the prices of any named in this tr vn WE SELL FOR GASH ONLY AND 19 A 21 Mi IX BETWEEN MILLAN1hioflj1jrAy jD H BEATTY Fencing Contractor FeuclugTHE FAR TIERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE HekeepsGatesWoodaraand furRails Terms Cash inside of 30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked ac counts t D H BEATTY FIRE FIRE FIRE O THE GREATEST FIRE ALEQ th istory of Lexington i j The Fire in our place of business did us just enough damage to necessitate the l Closing Out Of Our Entire Stock 1 within the next Thirty Days With this end iff view we have marked every item down from onehalf to onethird its value This includes overcoats suits and trouseis ir menboys ana rchildren underwear neckwear shirts waists collars cuffs gloves hats rubber goods umbrel las suspenders and hosiery in short everything in our building HERE IS A LINE TO GO BY 25 cent linen collars go now at iot 25 cent linen cuffs 15 u 35 cent silk scarfs 15 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoatsS 1500 1500 overcoats 1000 Now is your chance to lay in your Winter sup ply of clothing You will not have another op like this in a lifetime Everything I thirtydais I ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE A HVwdl IK ATJIEIM A2ST 3c CO 5 East Main St Lexington Kyff i j i i Charley Moore Cant be Blamed so Muclt After all From the Falmouth Journal of Edu VcatioD J W Jtugbes of the t Mettibdist c1iiuhand Elder yf J Howe of the Christian church will hove a religious dis bcginningJanuary days The first question for de bate is follows Affirmed that the BlbJc teaches that we are bapj tisied rtth the Holy as inJ Jtiw days of the Apostles with the tongues of fire excepted and that it is possible to live in this life without actual sin J W Hughes daffirms W J Howe denies The Second question is Affirmed that churchtthe Christian church W JHpwe affirms and J W Hughes deniesy When intelligent ministers and Christian audiences are wasting time expounding and gulping down such atufiwhile innumerA i6 l ahlinOnchritiansaercvcling in t JDkeu brawls gambling jockeyrings and other vilepast times Charley Moore cant be blamed so much after all for inti 4nating in plain terms that all the f ytfl preachers and all the churches be l ngto the devil rT Tie New Era on Chairman c VlMckle and the Million r iJt Vote PledRe o Prohibition papers come to me- from many sources and there is only one them that I do not 4 like I have given it a fair trial apologizcant do it and might just as well say The4 paper is the the New Era published in Springfield Ohio It has very bitterly opposed the v i million vote plan It had the arguIway nearly all the balance of i us do The Chicago Lever also opposed it but it in a fair way J The New Era in order to carry its point published and 1c thatJ the National 5 y iAGpmmittee was opposed to the l fmillipnybte plan Dickie Js inIY denied itthrough 1 the New Yorland the TewCEraj instead of taking it back f likea little man gets oft a lot of i f 89n elosa and Jrr Ievlntshenane i fgan that tdo not corn 9t mend itself to any competent critic as being itl rwitorwiadom- 1r6M C el4r Pre Jti4 blkltleH Workers GeHe te Hell Again f4 We are truly sorry to find the following item in one of our ex changesSi J1uthier Benson the celebrated temperance qrator has been entered as a patient at the Keely Branch Institute For the past- three years he has been on the Pacific Slope and but recently himself and family returned to Indianapolis Benson celebrated returned to Hoosier soil by a J round of dissipation and he tried to extenuate his conduct by claim- n t ing that he could no more resist thetiger of strong drlDkas he describes it than he could fly Benson lectured on temperance in Paris several years ago He is an able and eloquent orator and- was listened to with profound attention as he portrayed the evils intemperance e Benson ia the author of a book which we read withmuch interest entitled Fit teen Years in Hell While a slave to strong drink he describes his condition as a helloii earth Jaence the title of his book It is hoped the bichloride of gold will- cure him of that tiger of strong drink and that he will arise to jfall no more KentuckianCiti jzen y 4this is true it is very sad He a bard fiht for himself r ii aiid for Prohibition and Iani ready to give my share to help him I have lever seen him but- tpifnm not willing to pay old Keeley anything for his nonsense but I 2 will help Benson if any reliable SS partycalls on me to do so f The man that sold Luther Ben l Sson the first dram of liquor that started him down this time ought to be put in the penitentiary flor life Some fIend called a saloon keeper armed withauthority to practice his calling by the Chris tians of this country for fifteen cents has again crushed the hearts of Luther Bensons wife and Schildren and sent a great orator- to an inebriate asylum I would rather make money by Srobbing graves at midnight for the medical students than to run the nearest to decent of all the sa loom in Lexington lQ man of any conscience and intelligence can follow such a business feeling that he is a self condemned criminal that is taking advantage ofa law that is made and sustained by a low t c vicious degraded sentiment and knows himself to be a worse citi zen than the ghoul that robs the midnightThe will murder a bodilybycents is a worse man than he who wouldmurder him for fifteen dol lars on the highway and the man who will in cold murder his fellow man whether with a pistol or whisky bottle is a worse man than he who would steal his body and sell it for fhe dollars after the man has been murdered The business of the body snatcher is instanced as the most horrible and detestable of all callings but the bodysnatcher is a grandman anda fine citizen compared with any saloonkeeper or any distiller The body snatcher really does no harm but does good He does damagehesentiment and he hopes that even that will not follow and it is necessary for the goo of others that medical students should have these dead bodies and he works hardand undergoes danger getsIfbody snatcher I could defend his calling and be proud of him but if he had been a distiller or a saloon keeper there would be no excuse that X could offer The Pious WaiteR says it and that do Settle it When Gath wrote a few years rotIteman woman and child in the city wanted to take his scalp Now preachers lawyers editors and whatnots are joining in the that the place is an abominable stench in the nostrils of honest and moral folks What everybody says mustbe so andwe except their word for it that Lexington is a veritable Sodom and Gomorrah with not even ten righteous men in it to save it from destruction Interior Journal They are Still Talking Abent that Judge AIR LOOBE The next time you get a whack at that Judge that youririendsparty to kill him if he d syou any harm J W OVERSTREET Little Hickman Tty Te Deyfl tODay inParisjKeltlckY A Xer8ttk ChrkrfiaH Chmch Rigs Hte Derrick aiiTJl Fire Right in Fr Hit ettIe PHlpit PARi Zy Jan 30 92 EDITOR BLUE GRASS BLADE Some rs ago Elder Charles W Marshall was pastor of the Christian church in Paris Kentucky He Was an earnest servingChristian gation and in its membership were a number of whisky men manu facturers wholesale and retale dealers and still more who drank both by wbos saleandretail After a long andunsuccessful fight against these men Elder Marshall became disheartened and calling the Board ot Eldrsand Deacons together said to them Brethren I have labored earnestly and prayer fully against the great curse of our beloved church andcountry and to no effect Now unless you will join hands and hearts with me in the fight against whisky I will resign my charge Thcjgavo up elder Marshall and Elder John S Sweeney was chosen to succeed him and has held the pastorate ever since How have the offiers that dis missedBro Marshall prospered What have Bro Sweeney and the church done in the twenty years Well the pastor has flourished like a green bay tree He is fond of hunting and fishing and enjoys a dram when on the fishing sprees as well as any of the boys He attends the trotting meetings fairs etc and has a Dumber of fast horses andaprivate trainer for them Elder Sweeney has a drunken soninlaw He has a brother who drinks like a fishand a daughter who not only publicly gets drunk but is a common chiippvAmrigthe officers who dis missed Bro was an el der who has one son that was a gambler anda drunkardwho married a woman of the town and who was shot dead in the streets sf Paris by his wifes sister an other woman of the town The Elder has another son who is a gambler and a drunkard He has a sonin Jtw who is now serving a long term in the state penitentiary at Frankfort for forging notes for thousands and thousands of dollars This elder has a good many enemies in his own church Many will leave the church when he fills the pul pit or officiates at the communion table Several years ago duringa railroad election he treated droves of negroes at saloons in the town and last yearl II regularlya ware room near the polls owned and controlled by him Another elder has two drunken sonsinlaws one of whom had to leave the state for many drunken lawless acts One ofthe deacons at this time probably the most influential member of the board in those days was a wealthy wholesale whisky dealor He could drink as much on the sly as any of them und yearshisfluence went with his fortune One of his daughters married a drunkardand another died in a brothel and with family scattered fortune gone his brothers in the church deserted him he took his own life aud filled a suicides graveAnother deacon was a retail liquor dealer He had a drunken brotherinlaw who afterward died in an inebriate asylum and a young son who was a gambler and a drunkard This deacon become rich but his fortune began J9 drift away and being hard pressed by one of his fellow deacons he was forced into anassignmcnt closed out and left the state a broken hearted manAnother deacon hada son bright and promising who turned daddysdollars Another deacon had an only son who was a gambler anda drunkard end he was killed by the elevator in the wholesale whisky warehouse ofa brother deacon ofthe Christian church Another deacon who sat in judgment on good Bro Marshall keeps his wine and whisky by the barrel in his cellar He has onlylastthe Legislature he went from sa Joon to saloon andset em up and drank with the boys At the Bourbon Hotel bar he gave a carte blanche order to let every thing guand night after night during this election was spent in drunken debauchery by the men and boys of the town many of were members of this deacons church Another deacon drank on the borrowed all the money he could get from the brothers and sisters on straw paper mad an assignment paid about eleven cents on the dollar and left the state Anotherdeacon who voted to let Bro Marshall slide has never been known to dririkbot he has a son who isR hummer If all the short comingand shady transactions with which this deacon stanilt charged are true then the devil has a first mortgage on on him and if these things ofwhich many of his own brethren accused hint he true my advice to the devil isn tfo fore close for there is danger of this- g09ddeacoDowningthe devil lila kingdom For verilyfor- ways that are dark and tricks that are vain this brother takes the cake oven and the whole outfit Another deacon was recently before the Board for immorality and improper relations witha member of the choir He was asked to resign and has since left deacon was until compelled to give up the business by financial embarrassment a whole sale liquor dealer One of their prominent mem bers who for years has panted for official honors in this church and who can sing pray and exhort as goodas the best one retails whisky at his grocery and has no better customer than himself He is often drunk and fre quently too full to act in his official capacity as Another deacon was about to be hauled into court for forging and misrepresentation but the matter was settled and hushed up by influentialrelatives We do not care to mention the scandalous pickings and bicker ings of the small fry for the old rule holds good here like rulers like people We do not care to mention the deacon and the elder who do not reconize one another when they mcetnor the breach be tween two deacons nor of the failure of the two elders to obey the in junction to dwell together in unity The above are true and unvar nished facts warranted byope who is a member andwith it a consistent ProhibitionistS Well I think that makes the toughest church I ever heard of There arc not many people who would without pretty good testi mony believe that allof that is true But the very worst of them have been published in tho paperlt me very bad one that lies bel n published I have the whj best kind of evidence is true and some others that have not been published commonly talked about and I ve that every statement in that piece is true and that there is not a case mentioned there that will not be recognized byone or more parties in Paris I took the liberty of leaving out ofthic letter one case not because I did not believe it to be true but because it was hard to prove to be true The writer of the communication signs his or her name ina private note to me and asks me nut to give it for fear of personal violence to liim or her sustainmyselfifjany this communication think they are the parties alluded to and want to know the author of thoj communication I will show Georgetownthe munication and of the letter and its signature and IwillaJlow these gentlemen to tell their op pinion of the credibility of tkwriter of the communication without J giving any name but I will not give the name In one case it is said ofa man in that church that He is often drunk any frequentlyt9ofullto- actin his capacity a8J and then I left out the name of his civil office and put four blanks I know that he is often drunkand I know of one iar stance in which he has been too capacitybutthathe is frequently too full to attend to the duties of his civil itbecauseIsource than the authr oftli1s communication that this civil ofri ficer is frequently too full to attend to his duties I believe that my correspondent thingthatalluded to is frequently too drunk to attend to his buejnew But I amfonly willing id 8YJDJ suchcases what thinE far e the means of proving if thrown upon other resources than arty present information to doso A Sample of what Strikes em in the Blade 26l92MrDEAR SIR Will you be Kmd enough to send me one cnv too more copies of the Blade in which you go for the churchat Paris and propose to send a missionary toStanford If you have one made of buck skin send it for I dont want it to wear out Very truly A COBB Two Dollars Frew a MHM who Calls HimselfaBaekwilo Crossreads Baptist Preacher of the Hypocri tical Style VILLIAMSTOWE afl 26J2 Mr C ct- DEAR Moore SIR Please find enclosed personal check for 225 tol ap plied under the head of the offer ofjour in many respects gflry exc llentplPer to peisnsuoa able to pay more at f1OI p year For I decided thafcdtljyQflgi fe that class rhe2Qc WHttllitla- ppli dto the c09tQfth macbine The paper has been coming to my home irregularly for Jf pra than a year first to the oice Owentpn marked correctly wjjlj my name and address Thea ceased coming to Owentpn but come to Sweet Owen addressed to to John Waldrop instead of John gDO1tbcrin the neighborhood 1118 18l1t to my hous- eI should have attended to jt mylettera great deal and of course I was afraidof you for you must know that 1 am a backwoods crossroads Baptist preacherof the hypocritical stripe voting with the Democrats when they have as I conceive La goodman and ifnot L have voted with the Republicans and always for Local option and county ItqB hibition So see I ama ter wilhiiijtomillion vote pledge manyfeaturesyou to send it on until the two yourbooksnot Sweet Owen as now and not John Waldrop as now but to J W 3yIDRo115 Now I believe that mani8 bringing forth fruits meet for repentance Under any ordinary circumstances I think that having voted for the Democrats and Re publicans too is enough to damn anyman and I do not think a Local Option vote would help the man But I do believe that a vote for County Prohibition if he spelled it with a big Pan225 cents to the Blue Grass Blade would at least give that man a show for heaven if he wOre liLdie today you can bet your sweet life nan is coming all right and ordwill spar him to get there If he will sign that million vote pledge and did not tell a lie when he said I am willing to be prayOrfullythe Bible the Lordisn- ot going to cut him down in his getintofor St John or Demorest or George Bain or some of those fel lows next November I dont believe this man is a hypocrite Dont you recollect over in the ndof the 18th chapter oi Acts about that man named Apollos r J Ai I urn Alexandria an eloquent nand mighty in he scrip tea That man oi heart was fall nnky ia daU he needed was an quila and Priscilla to ex bund unto him the way of the I brd more perfectly Ye have got them for this man aiHifho will just stick to his Bnle but read it sorter in con niption with the Blue Grass Blade TFis just bound to wear them plden slippers and climb that stair y Meas Chrl tR As gociatiea StateIC ristian Association of Kent sky will coiivene at Danville 1 a 18 to 21 This convention is being look d byGhristianJ e opening address will be de livered by Rev EE Hoss D D tor9hristian AdvocateNash manyWKj McBryde D D Lexington Ya Mr W K Jennings Pitts tiargPaMr C K Ober South ern Secretary of the International Committee j Mr F SBrockman e e e taj tfTlhe Interna GorbibS J1 Goodman General See- rgJryjGliByeland 0 Association lve promised to be present and MBlBt Ailarge number of delegates are expected The attendance last year at Lexington was 266 Re duced rates on all the railroads d entertainments will be pro- vitFed2lLChristian young men ti gJioattehdshould write atouceJor program and full par UeHlarjB to Henry E Rosevear State Secretary 431 W Walnut Sfc Louisville Tan 201892LDBii StR Will you kindly f the above an insertion in 1Jrilextissueasanitemofnews aB greatly oblige trolyIiVER State Secretary lhere JB nd cihdjy about i- t3ill iprinjithis one and take the ProfiitWlfprypainl willbe 5H to publish anything Of that Ififcd ijPjepii are one of these ehechierplayingissgs t10iR ltnev r send e oae tkeChihNtl- oii1Ob aI ParM TMS t 0fA j rtitleman came to my room ui Geottetown a few minutes be 1write this and introduced idfas Frank Mitchel from wood kentucky t said he was a blacksmith ahdshowedme his hands in at- tcstation He sad he had come provisionswas assistingand wanted to see DieHesaid he had been reading the Blade Iora year that he usedio drink whisky and vote for DMocracy but that now he had q whisky and Democracy and he said that hereafter he intended always to vote for Prohibition tx oqrfjpjaBeiblein some little local blackD1iirkalady bringThgSpoor relatives paid me 200 for the Blade said I must let it come onit mel09folihen eJMidmelOO for the View and 9100 for tieJ3Iade to another man and told me to send it to another and paidThen for l million vote agreement oing to sign it rnself and get 0 to do theme neighborsJjorewould make an infidel out thathoHe said that a few days before BooneJladjn Paris and was a mem alJived Christian church at that h Rev Sweeney is pastor Mrs Boone had asked him Do paperlIeJThen Bro Mitchel said to me- that1Irs Bpoue 6aidEv ry word thTit Charley Moore saidabout th church is true ems to he a Ladys Uaad jji writiBK iBXiNGroNj j KY Jan 13 92 iMBra C MOORE We think yoi ought to be encouraged in yoUr good work andenjoy reading your paper very much Give itto them We are for y4u RursrespectfulJyrj B tr i BEER ANO IOVAI Mtmtlitlc on the Drinking IIotuM of Loa donc Poorest District The study of statistics is said to rouse the chancellor of the exchequer to enthusiasm and dull figures prop any introduced to one another have told stirring tales Charles Booths figures about the poverty of St QeorgosintheEast and the figures lately published by the rector in his an anal report about the public houses in his parish ought to be brought side by side The inhabitants of St Georges East are among the poorest in London Indeed Charles Booth reckons St Georges to be the poorest district In East London containing 48 per cent f what he calls the poor compared with 892 per cent in Whitechapel and 447 per cent in Bethnal Green There are nevertheless 81 public houses to supply with drink the 11000 people who occupy the rectors district that is one house for every per sons On Friday evening October last year many of the public houses were visited and taking the average 45 persons were found in each house On Sunday November 7 77 adult were counted entering one door of a public house On one evening in the short space of minutes 67 children were counted entering drink shops with cans jugs or bottles From such figures it would seem a moderate com pntation that e200 a year must be an nually paid in over the counter to keep ap each of the 81 houses 10300 is thus spent every year by 11000 of the poorest people in London Pall Mall Budget VARIOUS NOTES THE money paid in one year for four glasses of beer a day would pay for a carriage AT a recent meeting in Scotland Mr Moody told of a Scotch distiller with wbomhehad been talking whoboasted- to him of having given one hundred and thirty tons of coal to the poor As if said the evangelist that could bea setoff against the havoc wrought through his hellish business Air instance cited by Sho Nemoto proves the readiness of the Japanese mind to accept truth and put it in practice Acopy of a temperance mag azina had been sent to exSenator Ta nabe who was fond of wine One day the senator had a company and as usual wished to have wine on the table but his bright young daughter Miss Tatsu objected telling her dear father with lovingspirit of the terrible effect of wine upon men The senator was melted by the earnest pleading of his daughter and the wine was omitted Ir tea dreadful hour in the history of any Christian father when he begins the manufacture of any form of ardent spirits wine or malt liquors A large grape crop in a single year turned a lifelong total abstinence man into a manufacturer of wine and alienated his whole family from the church of Christ We appeal to every professor of faith in Christ to every reader whs wishes to preserve his moralstanding and rain his children to be good citi sans and true Christians to resist every temptation to engage in the manufac ture of ciderbrandy peachbrandy fermented wine or any form of intox Seating liquor Western Christian Ad mte BACKBONES M JeKh atthe ProhUtlWnaaliaet me Time Has Come to Speck Oat WM Mr Dickia introduced itt hiil said Gor nowtoaddressuaboBeke tetratibn oUt OovSt Johnsaid Therehas neve- rba time when we lira reaching more todayTherew parties were in better humor than today when we were making more rotes and it ia because of backbone This occasion speaks volumes for the prohibition partynot a drunkard here a place where we are not ashamed to bring our wives to Dont let us worry too much about bringing the reform bringUiemtogethtr proMbitlonThe time has come to speak out If it politically wrong to stay in a ramruled party it is morally wrong to stay in a rumruled church Let us UTe a party that is rot republican or democratic in any respect Let us have a party that can distinguished from them If we ever have another election prohibitlonistsbackbone repubMienbig worse off than before So much is it the worse for the man who is considered good as the world oodsiders goodness who consents to lead a bad cause What is the differ aee between Sheridan Shook the brewer and a Christian president who seek put five glasses of wine at their tahle The one is open and I say rEI peet him more than the other Let us leave this hall with the idea that we are right that ours is the only party that does not bid for the saloon YOte or in whose ranks are not to be loud a brewer a distiller or a saloonkeeper It is the only party a Christian man can cast a ballot for without cast it for the same party as the saloon keeper It is the only party that will silo this nation in time and not have to wait very long either the only party stealingIUilingdollars at the funeral services of one of Its members the only party that stands fcr a free ballot 0 ut Take Their Money Heres a temperance lecture that has the merits of being true A Sun re porter met a man the other day who fer years kept a wellknown uptown grogshop Ive given up the business old out and quit for good said the Mmloonkecper I couldnt stand drunken men Oh I could handle them all rightI wasnt afraid of them moneythatnecessaries and comforts was too much for me I used to see poor fellows who get ten or twelve dollars a week eome in of a Saturday and blow in half of their earnings and I knew that it Meant distress for hardworking wom en and innocent children I could not keep on taking their money It broke as upN Y Sun Sin Sle talkingtemperancesent meeting he said I know no dis Unction between drunkenness as a sin and any other form of sin Sin is sin If avarice and pride would show in peoples noses as drink does what a looking lot of people we would have I dont know that a drunken man can- make any more of ahogof himself than- any other kind of a sinner Im sure rd jut as soon stumble up against th- etr of Heaven drunk as I would walk iaga1nat a neater dressed hypocrUa i c t J 1titz EIDD OIRAVIES DEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plam lladware CUTLERY GUS A3TT1TITIO1T f 7 MANTELS TA1 G R TILING kJCarpenters and JIIacksmitliK Tools Rout Chain BeltlBgrPumps Churns Scales Coal Vases Fire IronsBird GoodsJlarbedae4and LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 CASSELL PRICE 111 The largest Dealers in Central Kentucky IUke bales Style Dry Goads and Nation New Goods Choicest Styles and sold at the Lowest Prices for first class goods We invite ScCASSELLl6aud 18 West Mala SU1wV4 LEXINGTON KY 1taIV ALDENBURGG AROHITBCT and SUFERHTTEXUDAXTT IOJ West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J R SCOTT 2erEST BLISHEDI833 HIRAM SLAWWholesale and Retail Dealer in L HIsv GApS FaMcy FVru ibGENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises Umbrellas erNo 18 East MainlStrcet LEXINGTON I Paiqleps Materials aud Supplin Tnotifymy business at- L1VO 9 NORTH BROADWAY in rials this city And will on hand a full supply of Painters Mates J consistingofGJassLeadsiBrushes and verythingin t atecofltract to oHusePalDt the proved style and will furnishhids on short notice ngln mostap M JT BASS L- Croat 24 mU n w le Dofr3aiaf1 OF CLOTIIIGiw ments in our store room after Janu l ary 1st The contract is signed and sealed with the contratorscons JS quently we are compelled to sell Qui stock or pack it away We prefer reservedovercoat every pair pants i MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES We will just split them in half j This means 50 cents on the dollar The cheapest sale of fine ready madE 1clothing in Kentucky Ii 1 schcmjThe1OOandwat hing Bunco Steerers RazzleDazzle Tricksters and Green goodssharps5 always promise great returns for small investments Intelligent suchbumbuggeryfor one hundred cents in cash is what we give the people But at this sale one hundred cents worth at 50c on the Dollar pricepossiblenever 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 d satisfied with the matchless values we offer ijouls i GUS STRAUS LEADING CLOTHIERS Lexington K fj