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Digital page images are linked to the text file. i ir SS f jiJbt t I1B y r 1 j zv i BLUE GRAS BLADE r Vol ILNo 84 Lexington Kentucky Saturday February 20 1892 Subscription 2 a Year FroalbiUoH and Woman Suf frame Make a Grand Stride at Chicago c Elsewhere in this issue is an acwj count of the meeting of all the re S jform parties at Chicago on Janu 1 aryiJp 4 the grandest move forward that his ever been given to Pro Suftragenoteven of the Supreme Court in favor of Prohibition Ifthese resolutions t are adopted by the 8t Louis Con Februarythere Prohibition president in 1892 and thattIf they are not adopted at St Louis it is almost certain that the Peoples party will split and theI Prohibition element in it will join the Prohibitionist and there is a strong prObabilitythat the Prohi bition element in all of the others ir wUl Dltion split offand come to Prohi I heartilyendorse the resolutions that Conference recommended with a little expla nation that I will make about the propriolocoThe first resolution is against the presensystem of National BanksIwrong is extortionate and the people allow the extortion because they do not understand or can not help themselves A national banker ora corpo ration buys government bonds with his or their money The government pays four per cent on those bonds Then the banker uses these bonds as counts moneyfr6m borrowedllLi The individual who borrows money from that bank has to pay the banker eight per cent for his money and also has to pay the goverment in taxes his pro rata of four per cent for that money making in all twelve per cent that the hank gets But whether or not he ever borrows a dollar from any bank he is compelled byc taxes always to pay to the gov r ernment his pro rata of the four per cent that the national banksi geton their investment in The conntryIS full of national banks they are almost inva riably doing well It is simply because the people are taxed to Hupportthem resolution says thej flsaloon is the greatest enemy reform and demands its sup pression and while notso fuUasI k the planks of the National platform on that point is simply concise expression of theI same idea- Thethird resolution favors the government control ofrailroads i and the oUin rship of them if that proves to be desirable It is good f and I am in favor of it The fourth resolution is opposed to alien ownership of I wants a reasonable limitation maykdividual This is indefinite though I am satisfied there is no harm in it It may be difficult of There is nothingin it that antagonizes Prohibition platform and I am under those circumstances in favor of adopting it as a matter of expediency r The fifth and last of the reso lutions is that we favor municipal suffrage for women with an edu qualificationI as broad a suffrage for women as for men or a little broader for the women if possible but municipal suffrage is that part ont which is specially against the saloon and therefore the kind most needed and as the resolution does not limit the suffrage to municipal I am in favor its being endorsed by the Pro hibitionists in the convention of all the reform parties at St Louis onFebruary22nd Mrs Helen M Gougar bitterly I opposed the resolution because it f is only for municipalsuffrnge but I believe she is mistaken in thatI view of it and Iam satisfied we can trust Miss Frances E Wil lard not to compromise Woman I suffrage I believe that it would be an advance of the woman suffrage idea to have the Prohibition party make a plankat its national con vention in Louis June 21st adopting unqualifiedly munici i pal suffrage for women with an educational qualification rather than to leave universal suffrage for women subject to the decision of the individual statesas it now statfds in the National Prohibi tionsjJatform I think general suffrage for women would necessarily ensue in a short time after they gainedniunicipitl suffrage and to take the municipal half loafwhile we get it would be the quickest way to get there and get the other half All of the Reform Parties at the Chicago Conference Declare ferProBlbitienand Woman Suffrage On Wednesday January 20 in Chicago was held a conference prominentrepresenbitives the Womans Christian Temperance Union the Greenback fac partytheLabor party Miss Frances E Willard presided In her opening address she developed the scheme- in hand which was in effect to form a union of all the reform elements of the country She in dicated in plain tetms however that this meeting was only for con- sultatiOn and no one would be bound by the action takenIProf Dickie said he could not speak officially for the Prohibition party and pledge its fealty to theI new party but he thought those present could compare notes and ascertain how the variousreform ers could get together on a genI platformMr Matyr declared that these organizations to longer remain apart and act independently would be almost criminal Our enemies are united andwe are divided he said In Ohio he added the sentiment o f theipeople is for Piohibition Mr Taubeneck asserted that the next platform of the Peoples party would be shorter than the one adopted at Cincinnati Prof Miller of Chicago repre the National Reform party explained the objects it has in ew and advocated a union of all bodies represented Gciii WeftverjW Id wii spoke at some length favoring the plan and also for a platform containing prohibition declarations on landi money transportation and woman suffrage clasping them all with the white ribbon- The Prohibitionists declared subsequently that Prohibitionists not favor any platform which does not pronounce against the saloon When the joint conference was reassembled there was a renewal of the discussion as to what should goplatformFollowing address as finally adopted without dissent The undersigned expressing a concensus of opinion of an informal voluntary gatheringof members of the Peoples party the Prohibition partyand the Nation Reform party the 27th of January 1892 at the Sherman- houseChicagoarrogating to themselves no right to speak authorita tively for any one but themselves or to dictate the future course of platform of any organization but perceiving the abslute necessity which exists that the people rising up in their primal capacity as citi zens and voters should wrest the government of the State and the Nation from those who have so long misgoverned both hereby forth the following suges tions to the people of the United States upon which we ourselves are substantially agreed We are in favor of a consolidation of all political elements in behalfof these issues to wit 1 That money should be issued by the general government with out the intervention of any private institutions in sufficient quantity to carry on the business of the countryand such money should be a full legal tender for all debts both private and public 2 That the saloon is the great enemy of reform in these matters As the chief foundation of corrup tion in our politics we denounce its pernicious influence upon our country and demand its suppres sion 3 All means of public trans portation and communication should be controled by the government to obtain for all the people equal and equitable ad vantages in such services and the effort to so control said means of transportation and communica thentof the same 4 That we are opposed to speculation in land and ownership of the same and we de mand a reasonable limitation o the amount of land that may be owned by a corporation or indi vidual 5 That we favor municipalsuf frage for women with an educa tional qualification Ignatius Donnelly E J Wheeler Frances E Willardj J B Weaver G M Miller E Evans The following were appointed to present the addresses to the St Louis convention Dr G D la Matyr Frances E Willard G W Miller J B Weaver Ignatius Donnelly Samuel Dickie and E Wheeler Judge Morton Awfully off OH Woman Suffrage Judge I am for you old pard and that last Lexington instuction to the grand jury is almost as good Prohibition as if I had done it myself But Lord man that was an awful bad break you made on SuffrageI are saying the best things of any man in author ity in Kentucky Of course we dont expect you to get away up to Bro McGarvey andmetwo distinguished divinesall at once but you are getting there all the sameBut let me tell you my dear brother you went out of your way to make just a little slam against woman suffrage in that JosephineKsaid about it there simply would not be a grease spot of you left Your argument would not hold corn shucks much less water personshaveof the liquor law and then you sayThere are twelve women among this number This is a heavyslam against the doctrine that woman suffrage will cure the liquor traffic In the old Rays Arithmetic that I used to study that Bro t M0verstreet says is the only l book in the world12 from 90 leaves 78 Now fix that up cprdinglo the double rule- of t r some how and if twelve woman violating the law is a slam against woman suffrage dont the fact that seventyeight violate the same law sjam against wan suffrage ju t xandahalf times that hard Youshotat adecrand killed a t calf You meant to say that it was a heavy slam against man suffrageI you as I saidand I am not going to let these Prohi bition cranks bounce you and I a going to let the women get their fingers into your wool but if you are goin to do any of that kind of Prohibition talk you might as well let woman suffrage go along with it from the beginning for they are Jinks of the- same sausage and ifyou think you can talk Prohibition and leave woman suffrage out in the cold gobackI know you had Editor Cald well and Alderman Treacy ready- to go to jail here once for a libelous imputation of injustice to you and the Governor pardoned them but I dont care much if you do put me in jail in that new jail if you give me a front room I never did live in a house as finej and elegant and comfortable as that jail and I would like to try it and have the state pay my boardand have the Flower commission furnish me nosegays from Bells aud then I could say what I please about the toughs and they couldnt get me But what I was going to say is that it looked a little tight on myI friend Davidson to score it into him like you did about that three indictment business and leave his pard Bro Alford the Lieutenant Governor out in the cold like you did when they were both indicted You have worn your ermine just as immaculately the pro verbially clean animal upon the back of which it grows but in order that the scales of justice may hang in your grasp on a dead water level I want you to hit Mitch a little tap too the next time you come down on Hull with your judicial black snake Paris Texas Wants to Hear About Paris Kentucky PARIS TEXAS Feb 2 92 Editor Blue Grass Blade SIR Will you send me a half JanEreference to the Christian church obligeIAT ODE NEAL lIthad thirty cents in it but I had to send that and a lots off others back who sent for that issue because they were all soon soldout I believe I will print the whole Paris business in a tract and just knockout that church The Prohibition trad is too abstract You just give me the contract and I wont retract and I will get up something that will attract and I will run that Paris shebang worse dis tracted than that fellow there said I was Write me and tellme how many tracts at a cent a piece you will take that will contain the whole Paris racketeverything- that I have printed about it Many of the Prohibition tracW Iand bombs are about as effectual as the Popes bull against the comet But if you will agree to payforyou that the Christian Church at Paris Kentucky is the back bone of the damnest infamy that ever disgraced civilization and II will do it by producing ten testimony ofmen in full fellowship in theWitt Sliver and Gold Have I None but Such as IliaveGhel- Unto You HARRODSBURG KY Feb 3 92 EsqDEAR that Iamgreatly indebted to you but have no other way of liquidating it exIcept by writing to thank you the enjoyment and benefit I derive reading your paper J am with you and sympathize with you in the great cause in which you have taken so active part and in the valiant attacks you have made on the common enemy the dil1tilledhell for the destruction of human ity and damnation of souls degradedhatinfinite labor and to make ishouldmurderers list And yet how much more terrible it is to think that men will so abuse themselves as to peddle this damnation outI over the counter at so much a damnTn this where the powei3heblot the whole liquor traffic utI of existence and make ita thing of the past t With whisky on one end of theJ plankand politics on the other seesawing up and down on the great mass of humanity as a cen ter of balance we are indeed in a deplorable state Whisky is the Generalinchief l the great king serpent of all the devils forces on earth When we meet a venomous serpent in the we dont go around to our neighbors and complain what a nuisance it is We dont say to itCCU hyou are a nasty looking thing I dont like to lookat you you go away We dont do these things but we destroy it That is the only chance for hu manity in its contest with liquor and you Bro Moore are doing more to bring that contest to a head than any other man in the world Afraid of having disturbed you too long Iwill close asking you to remember thatl am With you tooth and nail W P SMITH I print this as a sample of the righteous indignation against the growingbiggerover this country Just afew days before this gentleman writes to me Judge Jere Morton a man who has voted forI Democracyall his life and can not be supposed to be infectedwith the Prohibition mania said to a Lexington grandjury that of theI indictments brought into his court there were ninety for law essnessand crime growing out of the liquor traffic and that these ninety were threefourths or four fifths of all the indictments that had been brought in Then he Lexingtonbyout of them all who had been in dicted in more than one instance had three indictments against him and he was the man they had se cityThinkwho claim to be decent and moral daughtersThink professors of our colleges who arc youth of the land to come here and live and breathe the moral atmosphere oftbis lace until their educations are com pletedWont you be disgracedand your institutions of learning dam aged if it goes out to the world that a man who has been thus signalized by a Judge that all of us are proud to honor has been selected by you to be the Mayor of the city of Lexington The peels of the funeral bells of members of our most prominent families old and that were barel5diedand misery in every con eivable shame is daily reported to you and Judge Morton a Democratic tells you threefourths or four fifths of is from the liquor know that as soon as the liquor traffic is suppressed in Fayette county and thin city that the best people from allover the country will crowd here to live and educate their children and gamblerstheir presence will leave here Is- Jt all that a true gentleman is called upon to do simply to vote one1Democraticticket hereSurely not You must not only vote against it but you must talk against it and denounce it Make he whole liquor business infa Jnous until every man who is engaged in it can only walk these contemptfevery uim and knows him IAbeHt that Mailing Machine PILLAR POINT N Y Jan 1962 KyC which idonate foryour mailingmachine I like your editorials because vou hew to the line Thats what counts Yours truly I J GOULD I have not kept an account of mailfnground numbersto this date Feb 4 about half as much as it will cost But I will have one anyhow I am with yoH en that Million Vote Pledge EAKUNQTON KY Feb 4 1892I a Moore Esq endosedIou will please send the Blade to IrFra nk Lisk for one Yea r and iher dbllar ftjHnyseiffcSrsJx onthsI myimefrom that time lam no richer now than when I subscribed- at the poor mans rate but your paper is worth twice as much as I thought it possibly could be I am with you on that Million vote pledge Yours etc WJ DULIN Rev L A Caller of Ricmend Virginia says Hypocritical Christians Killed Fred Henry PeoplesFriend The Guide says Most brutal and bloody murders occur allover the state nearly every week We have them in Louisville very frequently But besides this accidents the results of drunkenness or whisky drinking are of frequent occurrence Think of the deathof young Fred Henry of Kentucky and two other newspaper men and the engineer killed by the train running through au open switch left open by a drunken man His father and mother distinguished and ele g t people suffering what can n ft be told and only the heart can feeland their souls refusing to be comforted Who killed Fred Epry The whisky traffic Who him The political parties that support and defend the execrable liquor trade Who killed him The Legislature that passed the law granting the sale intoxicating liquors for money Who killed him The voters who authorized their representatives to that iniquitous law Who killed him The hypocritical church members who vote for li intoxicatingliquors patty that throws the protection of the law around this accursed infamy Where art Thou Bro Winslow Heres Another Fellow After Your man Keeley From the Medical Brief KEELEY TREATMENT The chloride of gold cure for the cure of the morphine opium and whisky habit has been pretty well advertised of late It is a humbugequal to the Kochcure for consumption Two or three of the patients who have spent from 300 to 500 each for the gold cure without benefit have come under my observation I am pos itive that there is not a grain of lii iid bichloride of gold ever used in the treatment It is simply a daily reduction of the use of the drug until they are tapered oft Then the strongest tonics are adminis tered Fluid extrcts of nux vom ica quinine etc in large doses If the patient has will power left sufficient to resist his desire for the drug he may be regardedas on the road to health physi cian can treat these habits just as successfully as Keeley All the chloride of gold in Christendom would fail to cure in some cases The love of the crater is too strongand its soothing influence too captivating to be resisted A R BODLEY M D Queuemo Kan In the Blade is the advertise ment of a Keeley cure at Cynthi ana It is put thereby the business management of Bro Neal I am satisfied that the whole Keeley business is an unmitigated humbug but I know there are men who honestly think different and the gentlemen of high standing at Cynthiana who endorse that one and Bro Neal wlfp puts in the advertisement must assume the sponsibility of it I willnot Gives the Blade Taffy and Hits Stanford a Swipe MILLERSBURG Ky Feb 2 92 Mr C C Moore DEAR SIR You will finden closed 100 to pay for Blade It has been coming since some time last Summer Please send it to Mr Thomas H Collier of this place He has seen one issue of it and wants it sent to him His means like my own are limited but he is a man of his wordstrictly honest and is above playing Stanford with you The Blade is double edged very sharp cuts right and left very pointed and is no respecter of persons but is a respecter of corruptionsoffice holders It also unveils and brings out of darkness into light the hidden cloven foot of the difirentchurches Iwish everyfamilysend paper to T H Collier of this paceRespecifnlly THOMAS J SHIPP A Freethinking Editor Sits Down Between two Stools TJNCAsviLiiE CON Feb 2 92 PUBLISHER OF THE BLUE GRASS BLADEYour paper has been coming as an exchange to the Ensign but the latter being discon tinued I must ask you to stop the BladeSeveral temperance papers larger than the Ensign exchanged with me but never a Freethought paper although I was champion ing Freethought- It shows the liberality of temper ance people and that Freethinkers are just as 1 always found them to be the meanest and stingiest class I ever saw Jt W FITCH Bro Fitch began the Ensign asI a Prohibition paper and sent to me to exchange with him Ididso with pleasure and wrote some thing commendetory of him in BladeHe soured on Prohibition and announced that the Ensign would thereafter be run as a free thought paper I noted the departure and expressed my re ret in Blade and he quitBendmg me the Ensign And now comes the above After all the complaint of the al leged illiberality of Prohibitionists that is made by some Prohibition editors there remains the fact that the liberty of Prohibitionists is continually remarked by the liquor editors when they are com plaining that the liquorites do not support them and now this free thinking brother is doing the same A Postmaster Friend to the Blade YARNALTON KY Feb 3 92 CC Moore DEAR SIREnclosed please find my cheek for 400 foryour paper as follows 2 00 for Mrs Thorn ton Moore for one year 1 00 for M L Yuary for six months and 100 to Lige Stamper for pno year Send all to this office I dont ask any commission as postmaster as the benefit your paper is to the reader will more than repay any money commission Send copy this week Yours trnly F P DRAKE ii i FOR THE SPRING i WHITE GOODS i IN SMALL AND LARGE CHECKS IN WIDE AND HAR ROW STRPES IN PLAIN GOODS NEW PRETTY 2jtf I i EMBROIDERIES f Pretty little edges in Swiss and Nainsook Insertions to matcRallv edges Handsome Match Sets in Nainsook etc HamhurgsyjallV rwidths and qualities ii LACES Jf FaTorchons Smyrnas Medicis new and pretty Match sets in hand some qualities Valenciennes carefully selectedstock new patterns LN LOW PRICES WE LEAD THE WAY TAYLOR HAWKINS J No7 West Main Street Lexington Ky BAKER BROS J1 No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST 4 1 Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Phsetons eli Repairing promptly done and oa reasonable terms They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED OARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on handfj1ifijCOMEBAKER and BROScJ WILSON STARIS f i21TAILORS HATTERS 4 FURNISHER The Largest House the Largest Stock and the t Largest Business in Our Line in Central Kentucky fIf you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our stock pricesFarmers with uswhen in town WILSON STARKS fl62 64 and 66 E Main Street 4rKaufman Straus Co J t I12 EAST MAIN STREET New goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are crowdingour shelves from the narrowest to the widest and richeit patterns We show them in all sorts of materials A treat for the ladies and a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them No lady in LexingtoQ anticipating to make up Spring Underwear Childrens or Misses Dresses of White Goods can aflord to misaexcamining our stock of these goods Early Spring Woolen Dress Mateiial Novelty Suitings the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirelyiand pleasing to the eye prices below actual anticipation from 50c tol per yard A new line of spring shades of Henriettas just opened new colors no change in price in spite of the additional duty on them WASH GOO D8 Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ging hams all new patterns and coloring modest pin ana checks Scotch plaids and neat stripes They are quoted at 30c we have marked them at 20e per yard A full line of dress Ginghams in new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOc LADIES MUSLIN UNDERWE1RSPEOIAL 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 trimmed at 55c they are worth 83c Lakies Muslin Drawers Fruit of the Loom Cotton deep hem and tucks above 22c worth 40c Ladies walking skirts deep Cambric ruffle at 49c worth 75o New Spaing Hosiery for Ladies and Gents We were fortunate in securing many cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose in both black and fancy prior to the going into eflect of the administrativeIbill and our prices thereon will show how these early fit our customers Ladies regular made fast black Hose regular price now 35c we t still have them marked 25c 7 Js Ladies black and colored Lisle Hose worth60c We still offer f them at 40c- Ladies r Z4 fancy striped Cotton Hose boot patterns costing you now 40c still marked at 25c F TOILET ARTICLES GlycerinedifferentVasaline in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc per quart bottle KAUFMAN STRIUS I CD I 1JlYt T S f 1 n d i f The Stone Which the Builders Rejected the Same is Become the Head of the Corner Mat 21 42 By Charles 0 Moore When old Sol I dont mean the man i Who manages the sun Though in some senses rather hot Yet quite another one His real name was SoomonliAnd writing prose To call him that but now Ill havetTo call him Sol for short For Solomon wont go in rhyme And if Im pressed by golly Its possible to come to time Ill have to call him SollyaWell as Is sayin this old Sol Had a meetin house to build And he got a boss named Hiram Who stood high in his guild j Now just for metric reasons All poets know the why Ill split his name right half in two Now how is that for Hi But old Sol he laid wake o nights Much marriedhated noise So he made a funny contract With all the building boystIn all the building of housetHo emphasized the word Not one single hammer strokeiIs ever to be heard And Hiram said By gol old Sol I am the boy can do itmw And Sol said All right if you can r But if you cant youll rue it gwthe stones he got And fixed the whole durned business they fitted to a dot IlTill took them to Jerusalem pilepwork You bet twill take a while the masons all saidAnd SurelypIts good that old Hi w For all the stones fit up so nicetIII Theres not a moment soppedatnooaI a any That we could put that stoneP And so they jeered the absent Hi And one old Prohib thunk That Hi had measured off that stone When he was somewhat drunk And so one scornful fellow wiped +Hifl muddy boots upon kA other stumbled over itllOot mad and said Then they took crowbars and they rolledtThat misfit stone away Till ou amnngthethorns and weeds ide it layi And vines and weeds and snakes and snails Grew oer and crawled around it But so securely was it hidmThat no one ever found it Till years wore on and all the men f The stones kept buildingunfiAnd the walls were They talked of getting done rtthe people all came out to see As the pinnacle grew high What a great building it would be With its apex in the sky And day by day they stood and watched To see the lust stone through And they praised the absent Hiram And said his biz he knew And now around on all that ground No other stone there lay For the very last of all in sighttr Had upward gone its wayiWith bated breath the people thought Theyd hear the workman say iltB done but looking down he called I In wonder and dismaysWhere Is the corner head stone J That right here must be fit possibleIThat Hirams not made it fiAnd pIj For that old Hiram had gone wrong Was what they had suspectedi They then went out among the weeds And brought that stone apace And when twas hoisted up they found It fitted on that place I Wantthe Advice ofmj Friends MS to Whether Shall sue for Libel Avery wealthy man in Paris a member of the Christian church at that place has under the had The Ravings of a Lunatic written about me a very defama statedry without foundation andcould not of course have reasonably been thought true at the time the man wrote ittof Paris and the Kentucky j Leader Hepof Lexington have t printed the article the Leader adding its editorial commendation of the article showing that it came into the Leader not by any accident but after special reading of its of the Kcntuckian Citizen appeared after the article was printed without any apology o for it having been madefWhen I dock the senior editor of the K C to give mu the name of the writer he declined to do so say ing that he did not know who it v thusSeveral issues of the Leader appeared before that paper pub lished auy correction of the libel and it did not correct it until the Georgetown Enterprise printed what I had personally said to its about suing the KC for bel It is morally impossible that he Member at Paris as the article was signed and the Kentuck LexingtonIeaden published it that it was such a lie s was specially calculated to in lmpcrfromeditorial instead ofan ordinary icicspaper in which therefore my success much more than is ordi nary depended upon my mental sanityand intellectual accumen Not only were these publications specially calculated to damage me but they were and still are calculated to damage my children the ldest just now getting old enough o come into society as nothing his country perhaps is so damag ug to any young persons as the impression that they may inherit insanity I will give the argument against y suing these parties and the argument for itas dispassionately as I can and I want my friends to ive me advice written preferred as to whether or not I shall pros ecute the libelling parties Netter 0a l in answer to this will be published if the writer requests that it shall not be Otherwise I m 1s a Indf such letters should allow me to ublish them or parts of them to why I decline to sue or ermine to sue these parties as the case may be While the Blade is not an incor nobodybutit has fi Nnanciallyam willing to pay on stock certificates which I have personally USsued to them ten per cent per num from the beginning upon the presentation of said certificates The arguments against my bringing suit against these parties anybodyj to doing so and that it would me some money and occupy some time and possibly divert my mind from my editorial duties If I should gain the suits I would dir to use money for which I had not given a valuable consideration I could not afford to go to he expense ofa suit without keeping what I might gain and that to allow the parties to retain what I might gain by a jugdment against them would not deter others from similar libel The reverse of these is the argu ent in favor of suing them It would not be merely my personal matter should Isue these ut I would be representing the nancialmoral and political terests of allstock holders and the latter two interests of all persons friendly to the Blade and to ProhibitionAny that I might gala would at once be invested in advancing the influence of the Blade and of Prohibition I have legal advice that the case is libel and all three of the parties are financially responsible and anc identify the man who wrote the libel I believe that two of the parties ire original writer and the Lex Leader have published the article in malice to me and the Prohibition cause and that the KC has published it so far as Craddock is concernedsimply as a sensational thing that he thought would make his paper selland for which he was possibly paid extra by the man who wrote itwhile Remington the partner in the rm of the KC has allowed its ublication simply under the in uence of Craddoclc or for the money in it or witb the desire to injure me he being a member of the church some of whose members I had adversely criticised Of course at law we do not have to inquire into their motives but morally and personally we should palliate the offense if there be any reason to suppose the libel was in advertently published Rev I yinan Abbott is Turning Infidel but we Heathen Dont Want any ol hun in Ourii dDrBrooklyn preacher recently delivered these bold words In the past this Bible has been regarded a s without error We have thought it an authority on theol ogy and on almost every subject f human knowledge was no error or mistake in it But there are very few who ylniikconsider a little where this opinion quicklyIchapter of Genesis we find that the worldwas made in six days All geology is mistaken The day Isothe 1ftheological opinion of the creation or Sunday and a theological opinion for weekdays We is J r z go against the bibical institutions of slavery and bigamy find cir cumcision We have abolished sl ciaveryat baptism 1ms taken the place of circumcision by a divine degree The whole system of sacrifices we Savethinks he believes in the infalli bility of the BibK turns to moral law lie takes tire Ten Com maudmcnts they stand as moral standards He knows they are not He kiiowM a man may keep every one of the Tern Command mcnts and yet be riot admitted tQ decent society in New York and the civilized standards of the nineteenth century in New York are not too high for Christian li lvingPsalm which asks God not to for give and then at the Sermon on the Mount which prays God to forgive sinners and he can not reconcile them Let us be true to ourselves in tins matter Such things as these confront us itwe think One would expect after all this that the reverend doctor was about to come out and take his stand in the full light of Rat tionalism Bnt no for no sooner las he emerged from his hole of superstition than around he turns and back into it he runs with the declaration that there is something or othcj divine about the Bible after nllIruth Seeker This Calvanistic snake in the g salaryPresbyterian get as the reputation of being as honest as Bob Inrgerrliand 1 are allat the same time Burned if he cdontThe Rational View all that he has said and more too and said it better than he has said it but I am not enough opposed to the BillyBreckenridge fidel Dutch and Irish arid American saloonkeepers and brewers and distillers to heat Prohibition o Rev Abbott if its all the ame to you I will say in behalf f the Rationalists of the United tates that we dont want any cattle ofour stripring streaked and stripedwith the mark of the beast until morally you are like Jacobs or Labans cattle or a tatooed Fejee Islander As long as you are willing to have your name associated with that of Billy Breckinridge and be boosted by the liquor organs as one of their friends I will blackball you when you apply for admission into the ranks of the Heathen Excursion to Marti Gras New Orleans arid Mobile r The Queen Crescent route will sell tickets February 26 27 28 and 29 at one fare for the round trip to New Orleans and Mobile on account of the Mardi Gras March let Tickets good for return until March 15th 1892 l5IlnnIHarking up the Wrong Tree Some fool of the Democratic persuasion who signs himself Yoter has written me on public and in a fine hand f fromwhole lot of stuff about the cor ruption in the management of Democratic primaries What the dickens would I care any more for a Democratic primary than I would for a Choctaw Secondary I dont publish that kindof bosh in my paper but it would be very appropriate for the Georgetown Times and if the writer of it will instruct me to do so I will hand it over to Little Johny ellcats in the well ding dong dellgo to FALCON The Blade of February 27 fiil Contain- a Foil Len th Life Size pen ForIraiti of Falcon Alias Jndo Joshua Sonl Smith Talccii by C C Moore Artist Falcon commonly known as Soul Smith in the Louisville Times of February 10 prints a IoingW McGarvey President of the theological department of Ken tncky University at Lexington and defamatory of mY8cltITine entire part of the article hat refers to Rev McGarvey andI me will be printed in the Blade of the 27th That and my reply to it willI occupy the entire space for read ing matter on the first page and two or three columns perhaps on the second Tine hindu began a little over year ago with an issue of 500 copies Everyname has been marked oil that was orlere1C The present issue of a 1750 copies The next one r k will be OOOcopies Of these thore will be for J Hub Prather my news agent in this ty for sale on the streets 300 copies beyond his usual number The purpose of myarticle will be to eliminate and cancel Soul mith as a factor in Lexington politics and religion lie is a D PresbyterianFor a my news boy Fred Donaldson at Paris telegraphed me for 100 extra copies above his usual lowance and the news boy at Millersburg wrote me that he gaged fifty more than he could supply Parties telegraphed to my printer W S Marshall ann deliveryletters I do not want to go to the px p ease of printing an addition that is unnecessarily large and yet I rant to supply the actual demand a a boytnearly as they can by Monday morning Februrary 22nd an esti mate of how many papers they can sell of the issue of February 27thAll news boys from all the dif ferent parts of the state who have written to me up to this date asking to be made agents for the sale of nine Blade will be supplied and Georgetown especially will e s iiuppliedallowanceI 2500 or 3000 fThevituperative of Smith Alter making the argument that I have made to prove h statement maliciously false I ha concluded with some personal reflections but upon recousidera tion I have eliminated everything that in my judgment was ofa personal nature further than is logically necessary in a dignified manner to show the moralrr immoral qualities of the man That no personal animus should specially appear in the article is specially proper a asentirely my own surjgcstionnnd tofthislI assume to defend him against this in my judgment libelous at reputationimmensely pecially recently his heroic battle for the purity of our society Soul Smith is the first of the two Judges who have met me On the streets of Lexington called me a liar and threatened to kill me for what I have said in my paper As to whether what I have said has been endorsed by good Christian people including ministers of all denominations Protestants and Catholic I leave the public to judge from the let tens that I have print d ov r th Iown ijnature SoufSmiths the man wio white in the City Council of Lex ington presented to the Council ail the petitions for license Ofr- looukeepers and then as tU Judge of the City Court got what I nivu heard pronounced by hiWI Democratic authority the highest salary in the state for the time involved for setting in judgment eryfortinstruction to the grand jury has said that threefourths or tour fifths are the result of the liquor trafficSmith within the past year has or some time disappeared from Lexington Ithink it is a cora of peopLexington recover his health from the effects of drinkingMr Lexington tired merchant of the former firm of Appleton Lancaster Duff a gentleman in high standing who has no reason so far as I know to feel any special friendship for Rev McGarvey or for myself and no reason known to me for an personal enmity toward Smith said to me twenty four hours hp fore I write this You can not afford to go into a contest with him Soul Smith Do you suppose he was dru k when he wrote that piece 4 r It is just to Mr Lancaster to say that he had not seen or head gotliisimpression representation of it Two ladies of the highest social standing in Georgetown when the paper contaning the articje leaded Falcon appeared in Georgetown met They are both distinguished for their literary cul ture One said to the other Haye- you seen that piece of Squl Smiths The other replied nave seen it but did not read at because there is something so re pulsive in the appearance of the man arid in what he writes ta I never read anything from hiuj These words are put in quotation marks and though probably riot rbathn are almost certainlyn nearly so as such quotations rire c newspapersIthe name of either of these ladies An extract from the piece of Falcon that will be given in thc Bade of February 27 the persons alluded to being Rev McGarvey and mysel is as follows From that same pulpit a man was indorsed by the preacher who 8nnsthe worst man in Lexington by Presbyterian elder and who lJasI been repeatedly accused undsoI Itf1k1 NIf ni 11 4 far as public opinion goes convicted of willfully and mali c lying This man had slandered in print a true pure Catholic woman only because her husband was a saloonkeeper Ke had also said in print of the Christian church at Paris Ky that i he had to bore for hell he would sink his auger at its front door because the crust was thinest there He said this because some of the members of that tion were distillers congregaa of these and other facts equally as damaging this minister from the pulpit of a Christian churchan nounces that no one has ever accused this social and moral out cast of lying and common infidel and blasphemer as he is the minister of the meek and lowly Jesus takes him to his bosom and defends him Chiefof Police Lctcher Lusb pExoneratedmented and the Press all in the Consomme I have just received from Chief of Police Letcher Lusby the report of the Committee that investigated the charges that were in sinuatedagainst him by the Lex ington Press in terms so strong that they were by the public ra garde as preferred and that by a party whose official position woul warrant that he knew whereof he of the Press against Mr Ltfsby were the talk afterlMr Lusby had defaulted and hadnow been exposed that though I ha never in my life known anything against Chief Lusby that was us thoroughly honorable I admit that by the boldness of the insinu thoughtthatmany surprising instances in which another man had gone wrong and though Chief Lusby has always been a friend to me anda patron of my paper the allusion that I made to him and Duncan in the Blade showed that I thought that where there was so much smoke there was very likely to be some fireIf Chief Lusby feeling the inj justice of the insinuations against him had imprudently gotten mad and done some violence to either of the Duncans there would have been thousands of people who would have said that such conduct indicated that he had been caught up with As it was he remained quiet and undemonstrative and there were many who said that that indicated his admission of the justice of the insinuations made by jJb Jres8 wbich insinuations were- mostingeniouay and plausibly put as those of one whose devo tion to the interests of the public constrained him to speak words gavelJimNow a committee of which J B Simrall was Chairman he being the most competent man in Lex ington perhaps for the duty has systematically investigated the sinuations made by the Press against Chief Lusby the editor ol the Press being present in person and by counsel and not only was every suspicion of fraud by Chief Lusby thoroughly refuted but the committee vent further ami paid Chief Lusby a high tribute for the faithfulness and competency with which he had discharged is an instance where the reputation of a man of that kind has been in the hands of a beardless boy just out of school with all the freshness ofbread and butter and bibs and tuckers and slates and spelling books still ex haling from his brain in the early morn of his irresponsible life When I began the Blade this pink cf journalistic adolescence who had never learned that an editor could not shield himself un yearsinout like a regular Octopus and was going to take all my friends esoplnannsOld B G Thomas who has one of the kind est and gentlest natures of any man in Fayette county is reported- to have gone up into the office of the Press for the purpose of im pressingsome moral precepts upon the mind of the senior Duncan in a kind of a grown up Kindergarten styleUpon was found that the elder Duncan was non tst in ventus The old Major asked who was responsible for what appeared in the paper in the absence of the senior Ducan and the roseate youth that has lately blasted Chief of Police Lusby replied that he uponhimand saying to him I would just as soon strike my sister as to strike you he bid him a kindly good morning and walked down stairsIt will be remembered that when the plans mad all been per arrangeditthat blew up Hell Gate at New YorkINot only is a newspaper not a thing to be intrusted into the hands of children but the lawt should require that every edifor should be financially responsible g t 3 t t w k t i f and if he has not visible anti Ic gaily available means he should be made to give a bond before he is allowed to edit a paper No proper kind ofan editor wants to be compelled to answer maligningfIf I do itas I think some are trying to make others believe there ought to be a law that would make me financially amen able and if I am not such the jail- or penitentiary should redress the grievance I have caused The law about journalism ought to be such that any editor who feels that he is writing any truthwhich is generallysalutary however unwholesome it may be to any individual can know that it goes with authority simply in virtue of the fact that he is not arrested and brought to justice by the officers of yIress but not in the licentious n ess of the press- Lexington Blasted From the Nicholasville Democrat Lax loose and lascivious Lex ington is still catching it from all sides The big Three Ms Mooroin the Blade McGarvey fiaregressors In Mortons instruct tions to the Grand Jury he said The next step in investigation I willcall your attention to gentle njen is the investigation of the official lives of the officials of your county This investigation sev era times a year is a high incentive to the servants of the public noljintpublic but it does expect honest effort If you find anyofficers ol hofdoes not tolerate the use of strong drink by its officers to such an ex tent that they neglect the duties of their office Sitruststhen the charge was continued You all know said the speaker that the city of Lexington has been unusually agitated by the discussion of what has been known LexingtonNQthing law without a proper public sentiment behind it This sentiment to my mind must not be sporadic risingon the crest of the waves one day and lying quiescent and lethargic the next There must be a constant effort a constant icomplishedthese gentlemen who have be agitating the morals of Lexington will not prove to have been vain I regard the poolroom as conducted the year around the great est vice that ever held this city in its grasp The comments of this court in its last charge have had much to do with starting move ment that is growing wider all the time Let the city Lexington no go to work and pass an ordinance making it a fine of500a day for running these rooms in this city and they will be abolished Grit that the horsemen of this country are benefited by the sellingof pools in connection with the racing of horses even this does not present a proper reason for the run cityFourteena line could not aflect the morals of this city as much as these poola nightOQlywould play faro There are some people who would have no taste for everybodyinhorses from the grayheaded man to boyThe Mr McGarvey scopethese of ened them Had he adhered to one subject such as proper mu nicipal legislation for the eternal abolishment poolrooms in this city it might nave effected more is thing whatI we call the social evil It has ex Tthereevil that has been found efficient The problem is no nearer to solution today than it was hundreds As long as men are lustful andwomen afflicted with lblastedYou will not be able to drive these people all out of the city of impossibility gotoground before Keep them in most unfrequented parts of the city a But there arc other houses besides houses of illfame that you should look after and lay timea upcthem rnf s assignation where young men andwomen meet for purposess shame These are to tine larger institutions You can not be too severe with the keepers of such places as this it them down as you would a dog as the enemies of their kindaElder J W at dressed the congregation of the Broadway Sun dayevening He said l f 1 t ff5 j U 2ri t My subject is suggested by the published docket of the Circuit Court which begins its session tomorrowNinety indicted are for the violation of the law regard intoxicatingliqors This is three quarters of the whole number and sustains the ports that we have so often read that three quarters or fourfifths of thcicrirno committed is due to this traffic The chief part are f keeping tippling houses I suppose without license There are twelve women among this number TIn i nist triflecure the liquor traffic Eleven are for keeping houses of illfame Or 1 of the persona indicted for that crime is a man Seven are against disorderly houses Jam not law er enough to draw a distinction etween disorderly houses and the two former crimes mentioned Eleven are for selliner cigarettes to minors anil the sumo number are for selling whisky to minors But I find that our great hotel with its proprietor heads the list with three indictments There is only one against each t lIntcohatnd their supreme ruler He is snot Stuck on SicHgioii nor my PoIiUt VEVAY IJM Jan 3192 C KyDEARsending tire Blade to me it dont suit me it is not congenial with my belief in the Bible I mean your religion or rather non antireeas am strictly temperate or total abstinence in tiny belief and practice ut cant say that believe in Pro- nibitionwe have Prohibition law here now thut is we have a law here prohibiting the selling on legalholidaysbut here their back d floorsand that Sunday is with them their busiest day in the week This being so I ask myself if the laws we now have are not en orceddont prohibit wiry strillgentlawsThe evils intemperance are very great and what is to be done about it I must confess I ddnt know Bv the Cincinnati C G which I mail you today you will see that the Governor of Iowa says Prohibition is a failure n that state and he in his inaug reIYour truly 1JAS K PLEASANT- S You may send my paper balance of the time for which I have paid to any one you choose other than myself Idont want it A man who spells it total ab stainance as this man does and then spalls Prohibition with a little- p is not much ofan authority on the subject but his testimony as far as it is competent helps Prohibition with a big P Prohibit tion in Kentucky without it in abootfo penitentiaryffense in Kentucky and allow it to be made in OimiowProhibi- tion with a big P and possibly with big JV will amount to anything much futher than that state Pro s preliminarytepwrote that letter is about smart e 5nnnnginan argument against the Prohibi tion party when really he is ornlyD echoing what we all insist A Right Nice Little Batch VANARSDELL Ky Feb 3 92 Mr C C Moore DEAR SIR Find check for 800 Please send Blue Grass Blade for one year to F P Burrus J IJenkins G Yo Robinson and J Boswell all to Vanarsdell county Kentucky Four copies trulyfSWEIL 150000 ACRES OF IAND 1V1XTEI An Eastern Steamship and Colonization Company have written to the General Passenger and Ticket Agent of the Queen Crescent Route to find for them tract of land in either Kentucky or Tennessee of about 150000 cres The land is to be suitable truck farming also for raising corn wheat trees and shrubs near enough to railroad to make shipping facilities handy Anyone having bodyof land suitable for this purpose will please communicate with the undersigned iving price terms location and ll particulars D G EDWARDS GPTACincinnati 0 I F w1 irI tottf fiY r- j j TO AM PERSONS TO WHOM THE IJI 4 E 31 1 V COME beginstheI hope that those who intend to take it will be as prompt as they can in paying me for nt200 a year for persons in good circum stances and 100 acyear for per sons who can not afford to pay more and will tell me so IrThe Blade will go to all persons hobaveisThose who have not paid me ifheyand if not please notify me to dis continue it in order that Imay not incur further loss by sending it to them I will have no collector andwill not dun you for it If you are willing to pay me s w amndyouillFraternally yours CHARLES C MboitK THE BEAUTIFUL 20 MILES THE SHORTEST 4 EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY CINCINNATI Making direct connections in Central Union Depot for- T LOUIS INDIANAPOLIS WESTERN CHICAGO POintKLDETROIT CANADIAN CLEVELAND Points BUFFALO SEW YORK BOSTON NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 174 Miles ue Shortest mimi Quickest Line LEXINGfON JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA The only line running Solid Trains through without change for any class of passengers with choice of Pullman Boudoir and Palace Sleepers making quick time TO Atlanta AugustatMacon Savannah Thomas vile Cedar Keys Tampa St Augustine and CUBA uolumbus Montgomery Mobile and Points in GEORGIAAALABAMA 95 MILES TIlE SHORTEST TO NEW ORLE TIME 25 HOURS Solid Trains with Pullman Boudoir Sleeping Cars making direct con nection at with out omnibus transfer for TEXAS MEXICO and CALIFORNIA The Only Line to MississippiMaking ShreveportLOUISIANA Fort Worth Houston Galveston Texas Mexico and California THE SHORT LINE ith through Pullman Bourdoir Sleep ers to KNOXVILLE Connecting with through car lin rorASUVILLE RALEIOH THE CAROLINAS For Lowest Rates Correct County Maps and full information call on T swift cityvictagt ph nix notel w shiilt Depot Ticket Agent Frank w AgtLexington MILLER D G EDWARDS Traffic Manager G P TA CINCINNATI O DRUNKENNESS CAN BE CURED TilE SILVER ASH INSTITUTE PFOR THE TREATMENT OF v DRUNKENNESS iOPIUMSAFE NUKE SCIENTIFIC CYNTHIANA liy OFFICERS C E Wharton O C Wheeler ManagerDr chargeDrConsulting Physician CYNTHIANA KY Jan 92 X B Neal Centreville Ky DEAR SunWe believe the Sil vcr Ash Institute located in our liquorhabitworthy of our commendation and so far as results are concerned in one individual case of whichwe know the treatment has been satisfactory A Williamson W L Jtforthcutt A A Dills W N Northcutt L S Givens M D lS Iff Jt1 riiIii11iJil r lie Comes From a Town Where the People will not do to Trust STANFORD KY Jan 31 92 Mr C C Moore DEAR SIRYour valuable pa havIngbeenfirstclass Prohibition paper I wish to see a copy of it Very respectfullyR PJease spell Prohibition with a large Pat the front end of it and please dont allude to the Blade as your valuable paper It seems to me I have heard that expression used about some other papers and all of us people who write for the Blade dont want it like any of these other newspapers They have sometimes given me right smart taffy one way and another but you are the first man that has ever got off your valua ble paper on me I suppose as you are a stranger amonp va I will have to allow you to ciil it a firstclass paper but MW matter of fact the ovemment po offices recognize all newspa pers as second elms matter You must excuse me if Iseem cross with you Iam kinder soured on your town It swindled me out of 7500 in newspapers copiesTheout are always the worst ones because the people buyout all those they like and leave the bad ones on my hands AIf you conclude to take the I KHulo please scud the money in town swindled me once and the next time anybody over there gets away with me it will be my fault I tried to start a subscription fund to send missionaries to your WwThamT headed it with one dollar but the missionaries wont go Afraid the people will kill em andeat em hymn books andall I Can not tell n lie Bob Ingcr soil did it with His Little t Hatchet OCATE NEW MEX 1 26 92 Mr j G Moore Editor of Blade DEAKSIR Rev J W Mc Garvey says lie never caught you in a lie Did he read your remarks in regard to ex President Cleveland off his shirt without unbuttoning his collar Inform yourself andapologize Even were the statement true what hUB the exPresident to do with the shape of his neck The best Prohibitionist Iever knew has a larger neck than Mr Cleve land v JtfdgsToatonrtf 0 Dedman W W GodUard G N Handy and all other Mercer county Pro hibitionists voted for him and made no complaint about his L neckMy friend from what I had heard of you I judged you too thorough gentleman for such a reference Retract whisky and let Cleveland alone Yours for Prohibition GLAVE GODDARD I like that letter I want to be held down to hard facts and I dont want to say anything against Bro Cleveland while the mania down Running politics all day and making catnip tea all night is tough I give Col Bob Ingersoll as my for the statement that Cleveland oft his shirt with t put unbuttoninghiscollar If Mr Cleveland write to the Blade a denial of this state 4men I will publish it I never voted Cleveland I believe but while he was a candidate we had four pups at our house The children named them Grover Cleveland Thomas Hendricks and Jim Blaine and Blair Hendricks died young Jim Blaine was shot for killingsheep we never knew what became Blair but I reckon a Chinaman ate e him up But old Grover is a good old dog to this dayand is so fat that his neck is bigger than his head Our Hull is Getting to be Fa mOils Rev L A Cutler of Rich mond Va in writing to the Southern Journal falls into an ironical strain and hurrahs as fol lows Witness the nomination of Hull Davidson a saloonkeeper for mayor of Lexington Ky The cities will not be behind the na tion in their selection of Officers Hurrah fora winedrinkingand whiskydrinking President Hurrah for a Vice President Hurrah for a brewery defending and advertising Secre tary of State Hurrah for a sa loonkeepingmayor This fame for our Hull that puts him first in a list that men tions the President VicePresi dent and Secretary of State iallright but when our Mitch the Lieutenant Governor ot the grand old Commonwealth of Kentucky is a full partner with our Hull in the saloon business it looks to me like an unjust discrimination to be giving our Hull 3 all the glory of association with suchnational celebrities without giving Mitch any of the pie Mitchwill probably want to go to Congress before long and the fact of his having been a saloonkeeper would give him a grand sendoff and aBa Democratic politician he is entitled to credit for all that he has done for his party and I think he is just as much entitled to all the political benefits of being a saloon keeper as Mr Hull Davidson Esq or any other mau- I hate to say anthing that even tends to put a spot on the snowy ermine of Judge Morton but I aDemocraticour Lieutenant Governor In the Judges late instruction to the grand jury His Honor took pains to call attention to the fact that of ninety persons who had been indicted Hull Davidson was the only one that had more than one indictment against him and that Hull had three and yet Lieutenant Governor Mitch Alford was necessarily indicted just as often as Hull for they are full partners in the business for the illegal management of which Hull Davidson was indicted- I hate to impute anybinister motive to Judge Morton but I will say what I think if he sends me to jail for it like he would have done Editor Caldwelland Alderman Barney Treacy if the Governor had not stopped him I believe the Judge wants to be Governor of Kentucky some day and I believe he wsuldmake as gooda one as any man who is not a Prohibitionist could be but he suspects that Mitch is figuring on the same Govenor scheme and is afraid to boom Mitch by giving publicity to the fact that Mitch has just been indicted three times for the violation of law as a saloon keeperIts the first real dog mean con temptible cowardly trick that I ever caught Morton in e More Hell to pay in Paris Ketiicky The Christian Church There Going to tar and Feather me uponJudgeblasted Rev McGarvey andme in the Louisville Times do not take the whole of the next Blade I will publish a letter from a member of that Christian church in Paris Kentucky which threatens to tar and feather me if I ever come to that town It further states that if I the letter the writer will publish in the KentuckianCitizen a skele ton in your family with whiskers onitThe letter will be published in lull with some incongruvial rumi nations upon it and asIta skeleton with whiskers on it will be an interestinganatomical novelty I shall ask him to trot it out In view of the fact that there is a strong probability that I will go to laris soon to bring a suit for damage for libel by the Kentuck ianCitizen and a prominent deacon in that Christian church who has plenty of money and whisky the prospect seems to be picnicdown toughChristians that are plumed in feathers bought with whisky money and the world is likely to see the true inwardness of it mid this is a part of the scheme to bulldoze me Struck on tho Head Tho Conners jury have como in Facts A fight in a grog shop Michael wants a drink Tho bartender refuses to let him havo it Michael wants a drink so much ho leaps over the bar to get it Bartender takes up a bottle and with it breaks Michaels head Tho ver dict of tho coroners jury so declares it But this is not a peculiar case Tho bottle is breaking moro heads today than is any weapon Wo talk not of the hearts but of tho heads Our literary and newspaper men are so pressed of hard work and kept up so late nights and so exhausted of nervous energy that many of them are taking artificial stimulants to keep up They show it in their eyes and cheeks and somo of them in tho inflammation of the graduallyIwill disappear and tho doctors will apply a high sounding Latin term to tho stylo of their decease But all the world will know that they were killed by the same weapon that slow Michael Struck across the head with a bottleDr Tal mage in Christian Herald Tile Effect of Drink Iliduatr A few effective illustrations One large factory in London which employs 7000 hands has been compelled to suspend business because so many wore disabled by Sunday drunkenness This caused an annual loss of 175000 The Akron Iron company with a force of 380 men in their rolling mill estimates that drink decreases the productive power of their men fully 25 per cent At times it causes tho loss of whole heats of iron They discharge a man for getting drunk once W G Pennypacker of Philadelphia with a force of 450 men has to employ 20 per cent more than ho would if all were sober It looks Like Fraud Where is tho man who would like to marry a wnnan who chews tobacco drinks whisky or uses profane or vulgar language And yet many a who indulges in all of these Hastinesses an4 vices will impose himself upon a purq and lovable woman as proper material for a decent husband Docs ho not there by commit a felony like that of obtaining goods under fslso pretenses and- ought ho notto be arrested and punis- heda4rtcras Tunes 7 v T JOE HESS LIFE STORY Long Career In Which the Curse of Drink figured Prominently- I was born of German parents in Buffalo in July 1851 I was brought- up on a farm near that city At the age of fifteen I got in with a hard crowd the sporting element and I began to drink freely In fact I was not quite fifteen years of ago when four months of apprenticeship to a Buffalo myintemperatewhere I took my first lessons in the so called manly art In found my way to Now York city and obtained work on the wharves I frequented many of tho Bowery dives spending all my spare time in fighting drinking and carousing drank so hard and dissi pated so much that within one year of the time of my arrival in New York I got an attack of delirium tremens and was sent to a Buffalo hospital In 1870 was married and for three months I led a sober life I soon fell again into my old ways and in come quenco I lost my situation and my wife left me I drifted to the Pennsylvania reputationthat country was arrested on a charge Althougl1Ipolled to serve a term of sixty days After that I returned to Buffalo oined my family and for awhile was sober and industrious But the saloons wero still wide open all about me and soon they had me again I left my wife and baby and went to St Louis and from there down the Mississippi river and all over the southern states spending all my time in drinking gambling and fighting Where ever I went there were saloons to tempt me and hold me to my evil course Once more I rejoined my family and was sober for awhile That did not last long took my family to Canada but familyiiiways going first to Columbus Owhere I fought my first prize fight and then to Chicago There I tried to clean out a loon while drunk and for my perform sacs on that occasion served ninety days in prison When I got out I went to work in the lumber region of Michigan All the earnings of a winter of toil were prompt ly blown in for whisky the next myfamilytwo girls and one boy To my grief I saw that my boy and oldest girl remembered me too well and were afraid of me The old experiences were repeated The saloons again took my good intentions position and family from me While in a stupidly drunken condition I boarded the train one day for Chicago I now changed my name to John Brooks and began in earnest a sporting life One afternoon a former associate towed me I was drunk to a hall on South Clark street in which temperance meetings were being held Tho speaker was Miss Frances E Willard who was just beginning her noble career She came to me and asked me to sign the pledge I refused She urged me to enter the Washingtonian Home for Inebriates and I did so While I was in the homo Miss Willard wrote to my wife but she never received the letter- Graduating from the home I traveled to Utah territory and for three years was a cowboy I took a trip to Ger many Upon my return to America I wandered to Wyoming territory and af terward to Denver In that city started a saloon without a cent of capital the brewer furnishing the fixtures on condition that I would sell only hii beer the diUller the license money on condition that I would sell only his whisky and the cigar dealer providing my back room fixtures on condition that I would sell only his cigars My next saloon was in Burlington la and again I was setup in trade with out a cent of capital I sold out there and went to New York city and then to Chicago where I opened a saloon and sparring hall on tho same terms as I had opened my former saloons The neighbors complained against my place and quit I decided to try my luck at waukee next I started a free and easy saloon in that town the brewing pany furnishing tho capital In my new dive I employed girl waiters or bees slingers and so decoyed many young men I went successively to Kansas City Cleveland Terre Haute Ind and finally to my native city of Buffalo where after an absence of seven years I rejoined my family Buffalos saloons had not been closed in my absence found them all open and they soon led me the old way again crossed to Canada Now I got work in a Rochester brewery I left there and opened agam- bling room into which I had pals in veigle country greenhorns While on one of my sprees and so drunk that I was on tho verge of delirium tremens staggered into the Rochester Rink and heard P A Burdick the temperance evangelist His burning words sobered mo and brought tho tears to my eyes to the great amusement of my depraved companions Soon aftoi that I was converted to the Christian faith and for nearly six years I have en deavored to be a consistent Christian cit izen and havo dono what I could to save others More than 260000 persons have signed my total abstinence pledge during my nearly six years of platform work Joseph F Hess in Voice How fleer It Static The following startling statement as to how ordinary beer is made is tained in a circular issued by tho so called Pure Beer association of England Here are the ingredients Sugar black sugar burned sugar Egyptian bastaids gelatinized rice bisulphite of lime cal cic sulphite a glutinous mucous repulsive looking substance made from fish lulphurous acid salicylic acid tannic acid sulphate of lime salt flour inalto peptone Drinking Men Slake Slaves of Women Mr Blaiklock says The female mar ket is overcrowded and wages thereby reduced largely through tho drinking habits of men Mr Charles Booth saM Factory girls are frequently daughters of drunkards In a workshop in London where twelve women were em ployed four of tho number were found to be wage earners because of drunken husbands A gentleman employing 700 women and girls in London said I cnn state for n fact that u large number of our female employees havo to seek work because of tho intemperance of their male relatives Con UIUItloli of Alcohol In France The consumption of alcohol in France has been trebled within thirty years and as much as 36000000 gallons have been manufactured out of potatoes tor tho French market Whisky Boycotted by a Itliliop The bishop of Cloyne Ireland has or dered the priests in his diocese not to say mass nor attend the funeral nor recommend tho deceased to the prayers of the cpngregation in any case where intoxi eating drink Is supplied at the wake of 9 tlzalnneral c PEOPLES PALACE Form of Antlsnloon Work In Which All Reformers Can Unite The dedication of the Peoples Palace Jersey City took place recently and was largely attended The palace hasten built and equipped through the tiring efforts of Row J L Scudder of Congregational qualIficationrequired of tho subscribers- A ticket of membership costs four lars per annum and entitles the subscriber to all tho benefits of tho palace There ae reading rooms a lecture room a gymnasium and facilities fIr such games as chess checkers dominoes liards etc but card playing and gam bling are prohibited Such drinks as soda sarsaparilla and ginger ale are served at three cents per glass and Mr Scudder says that they will cut these prices if the saloons attempt to meet them and will even go so far as to dispense tho harmless beverages free and give a chromo with each glass if neces sary The encouragement so far received gives promise of unabated interest in the scheme and its projectors are guine of unqualified success The insti tution starts free from debt with the mm of fifty dollars in its treasury The sum of f16000 has already been expend ed in fitting up the palace and Mr Scudder proposes to enlarge it and tend its work in various directions proposing to raise and use the sum of It is proposed to have the running expenses of tho institution amount to less than 3000 per annum and as the very moderate dues and other charges ire not likely to bring in more than a small portion of the amount required the Tabernacle congregation naturally ixpect public spirited citizens to help make up the deficiencies that must arise Voice THE STORY OF DRUNKARD Onslnee Prospect Friends Everything Fell Defore the Liquor Habit This man of whom I write Reuben Johnson Uncle Rube ho is familiarly called by those who know him and they ore legionwas a drunkard for forty years To see him now one would not believe that he had been a slave to liquor He is threescore years and ten and his hair is whitened but his eye is bright his skin clear his step elastic and ho is in full possession of all his Rube was on his last legs when ho was converted a year ago at the Water Street McAuley mission Sitting on a bench in the Stanwix lodgin- ghsuseat Third avenue and Sixtyfifth street where he is employed Reuben Johnson told me yesterday the story of his lifes struggle with the demon drink I was born he said in 1821 When fourteen years old I found employment as fly boy in a newspaper office at Wall and Water streets Every timo I changed my employment said Uncle Rube it was for tho better and another year found me a feeder in tho pressroom of a prominent morning newspaper I was of a social disposition and soon learned to take a glass of beer now and then with the men on pay day I would also take an occa sional glass of gin but I did not form the drinking habit As my wages increased I drank more frequently but never drramed that I might some day become a slave to the habit At thirty I married A few years Liter I lost my mother aud soon afterward my wife died While my wife was living said the convert I would indulge in an occa sional glass but I never got tipsy I could endure physical suffering but mental anguish made me a coward I went to rum for a solace Iwas ono of tho six pressmen selected in May to take tho Hoe pioneer press to London and set it up in the fice of Lloyds Veekly By this time said Uncle Rube the drink habit had enslaved me drank steadily now Before long I lost my employment That was fifteen years ago and the situation I was forced to give up was the last I held in the printing business In tho hope of being cured of the bit rible habit I went to an inebriate lum There was no reforming or Chris tiani influence abodt the place and wheriTleft my thirst for liquor was as strong as when I entered For years I lived tho life of a drunken sot I was well known to the printing fraternity When I come around to tho offices where my former mates were at work they knew what I wanted and without my asking would toss coins to me Even when hungry I would spend my last cent for drink Fivo years ago he continued went to tho McAuley mission and asked to be taken in Kindly hands received mo and I was made welcome man aged to keep sober for several days and was looked upon as a convert but my appetite for drink overpowered mo and again fell from grace The day I left the mission I started to live over again my life in the gutter After a year ur- so of drunken misery and wretchedness I tried tho mission a second time in the hope of reformation but tho effort was unsuccessful and I went back to my old appetite remained strong within me but I never lost faith in tho mission and looked upon it as a harbor that would shelter mo if I could only con quer my enemy A year ago I applied to the mission for a nights lodging Tho prayers tho hymns and tho ad dresses so wrought upon mo that again- I was led to hope that I might bo saved- I prayed to Jesus to help mo said Rube and my prayer was answered I am a Christian now and tho old appe tite for drink is gone The people nected with tho mission cannot be ored too much I was as low as a man can be was debased with self inflicted wretchedness and rum was the factor of it have now something that tsustains that satisfies me and the result is contentment Now York Herald A Drunkards Frightful Crime An unusually atrocious and harrowing liquor murder was committed near Now Brunswick N J a few days ago A father and mother both drunkards took their twoyearold baby girl into the woods choked it and stamped upon it until it was dead Tho chill was sick and they did not want to be troubled with it any moro Tho crime came to light through the testimony of an older child who witnessed the deed The corn mission of such a fiendish act as this is not conceivable by any one except those in whom tho drink habit has destroyed all traces of parental affectiou and hu man feeling Yet men support a traffic directly responsible for such fearful deeds of blood Christian at Work Drink In ChicagO Chicago has 6000 saloonsone Chicago has a chmcll- for every 200 people about every 3000 people r TEMPERANCE NOTES THE SALOONKEEPERS PETS fleute Which Fare Hotter Than Some Human Being When some ono called my attention to the saloonkeeper and wanted me to note his pets I felt that there must be a streak of goodness in him some where But when out of his door there trotted two enormous surly scarred and ugly white bulldogs then 1 felt that he was not only a sinner against man but against mans best friend A bulldog 1a libel on his race He bears the same relation to the best of his kind that John Sullivan docs to exaggeratestheits moral excellence out of sight The best use you can put a bulldog to is to hang him- Bu what do you suppose tho saloon keeper did while I from across the city street was watching him He rung tho telephone and called up a hack and then paying the driver his fee in advance opened the carriage doer and motioned his two curs into the vehicle As for the two things upon which such affection as he was capable of was centered he was sending them up to a restaurant to break fast Each one solemnly took a seat upon the cushions one before and one behind and as the rum seller closed the door with a proud smile the car- rIage rolled away and the two dogs de parted grandly to get their morning be would have been a dull fel low who had not gone his way think lag Surely here one had found an il lustration of eternal fitness The liquor sellers down there in New York have lately had a banquet and a fight Their principal speakers fell foul of one another at the very festal board gentlemenhatbadge Let them hang him on their chainsand most of them sport heavy ones Let his protruding teeth glitter on the scarfs they wear And when they march in boastful procession let their banner blazon their affection let them march behind the emblem of two bulldogs riding in a coach to break fast 011 Egypt found iU divinity in the beast of the stall but this vast organized empire within each modern nation enshrines as its chief idol the one brute whose supreme passion is to slay to rend and to devour As I passed on deeply pond ring I asked myself who it was that was sup plying the cash for their high mighti nesses the white bulldogs riding away for their morning meaL I had seen the saloonkeepers pets and now I was curious to see his patrons So I turned and passedagain by his door just in time to see two poor fellows reel out Workmen evidently one black and tho other white both maudlin Wild and uncertain in their gesticulations I heard enough to know that they were boasting to one another of their more or less imaginary exploits Poor fel lows I thought bow much better it was to be a rum sellers pet than hit dependentLittlethey were being impoverished to pam per brutes Little did these boastful fools know that they were walking to pay tbe fare of the curs going away in the carriage with their muzzles up to the plate glass windows And while I thought pon it whom should I see but the acquaintance whose invalid wife was even now slaving in the kitchen too pootto afford tbe luxury of help paytheought td have given his wife an outing today carried two worthless and overfed beasts for an airing And next came We trusted clerk in one of the great financial corporations of the city who sneaked around the corner and dodged behind the screened door without knowing that a watchful eye was upon him What wonder if a cloud fell upon my brow as I thought of the sweet girl who so lately gave her happiness and her honor into his hands at the altar I knew what careful economies she was practicing in order if God wills that they may own a home of their own You could not tempt her to telephone a car nags today for sho counts grudgingly the car checks in her pocketbook But what should have brought some lifting of her burdens goes to give a pleasure ride to these fourfooted gladiators Let the young bride slave letthe weak wife bend low her back in toil the patrons of the saloonkeeper will pay for the rides of the saloonkeepers pets If there is a vice which takes the manhood out of its victims if ever a sin which degrades its subjects surely this is it We could scarce forgive itif it robbed the babe to feed the kitten or starved tho child to fatten the lambkin but even when it adopts a pet it must be one as brutal as its own in for a score of years I have gone in and out among the homes of the people and like every other servant of the Word have seen much of the woes and sorrows of the drunkards home I have seen not a little of the brutality of the traffic in strong drink but never did I see more sharply the contrast ween the saloonkeepers pets and his patrons than today when I chanced upon hlstbulldogs riding off in state and saw4t the same time tho rest of young wives and the shoes of little children going into the till to pay carriage hire for two ugly visaged battle scarred ill tempered brutesRev n D Jenkins in Watchman WINE AT THE TABLE A Custom That Losing Its Hold Upon the 1cople It Is an undoubted fact that the serving ct many and heavy wines at large dinners is gradually becoming a thing of the past Of course I do not mean that wines are no longer served for theyne anti will continue to be so long as civilized men consider them a feature of dinners Hut I do mean that of the varieties of wino there are fewer the quantities less and of the qualities lighter than was the custom ten yearaago- To illustrate tIll two former facts let me say that were I preparing for a large dinner for menwhich is always from the nature of things more heavily wined than an ordinary mixed dinner I should not think it in the least do gree necessary to order anything like the same amount or assortment of wines that wculd have been imperative- a few years ago And in extenuation of the statement that the qualities of the wines served are becoming lighter the simple fact that ut average English dinner table port wine has been almost entirely superceded by claret may becited It is also becoming a very ordinary thing at English dinners to meet prominent men who do not drink wines of any kind and in our own country this is also becoming more and more a fact Of course a dinner must have fluids the best of solids require some liquids with which to relish them and a din ner would be but wasted energy and material without them But I think it no longer imperative to serve wince 1 e f or at icasi we can serve wun them some other beverage which will be of equal pleasure to the constantly in creasing set of people who find that wining and dining together is rather too heavy a combination for their comfort What shall this other beverage be The question is out easily answered Mineral water is a good nhoice and many people rise from dinner tablet where these waters are served nowa days to call their hosts blessed eral waters when drunk with a hefjvjr dinner arc not productive of headaches and kindred discomforts upon the lowing day as is champagne for in stance and they furnish a really satis factory and so far as I know the only available substitute for alcoholic beverages The dinner will taste the better for their use The practice of serving mineral waters is becoming quite general as thuds attention being devoted now to Ihe selection of suitable waters and to securing sufficient sup ply of them for dinners as is often de voted to the wine list Personally I welcome the change manydinnersmany more I never drink wine have also all my life made it a point of duty never to offer wine to young people and to use such influence as I may have with them to secure their abstinence from liquors of all kinds Stimulants rarely do good and are often provocative of much harm Everyone I know does not feel in this matter aal do andof course every man is entitled to his own opinions But as I Aid Personally I am glad of a change which lessens wine drinking and provides en joyable substitutes in tho various mineral waters the best of all I consider Apollinaris George W Childs in Ladies Homo Journal THE RUM TRADE WITH AFRICA An Awful Sin Promoted by This Conn try Our liquor friends and possibly some Christian brethren not favorable to the liquor traffic will be interested in knowing that the rum trade between the United States and Africa is in a most flourishing condition The latest returns show that the amount of rum exported from this country during the year ending June was 1025220 gal Ionsalmost twice as much as the pre nearlyfourfifthsthe port of Boston being an increase of the shipments from that city of gallons And when we look at the possibilities and probabilities of the future it is easy to see the time h coming when the 1000000 gallons will become 1000000 barrels and all because two countriesone of them the United Stateswould not assent to the international prohibition of the rum traffic in Africa But there are other figures all concealed to the world but known to One which shall tell of the soul riiin the murders the poverty the besotted misery the destitution and starvation caused by these fearful shipments of rum It is another story and what a sickening what an awful slaveryIsrum appetite yet the United States a confessedly Christian people have abolished the one only to assist in posing the other There is a day of reckoning coming and this country will have to pay for its share in promoting the awful sin of the African liquor traffic Christian at Work BITS AND BREVITIES No club ought ever to have I bar for the sale of intoxicating liquors thingIsbylawUnionIn the Hawaiian islands there aro about fifty native temperance societies with a membership of over two thou sand Their pledge includes opium and awa as well as alcohol Awa is an in toxicant manufactured by the natives and said to be more disastrous in its effects upon the human system than even the imported liquors THE supreme court of Maryland in a recent decision holds that the liquoi dispensingreally and fully as it does to an ordI- nary saloon and henca that clubs must conform tho requirements and restrictions of the law or take the con sequences in the way of penalty I always heard that the saloons could not be kept if it was not for the boys and when boys get to going into the saloon they neglect their studies and learn to drink gamble chew tobacco and use very wicked language Then they got to fighting and sometimes commit murder My idea of a saloon is that it is a very wicked place filled with terror and crimes come from them Their keepers grow rich with poor mens money and the little children who have drunken fathers have to go partly clothed and nearly starved and this is why I hate the sa loon Minnie E Dan forth MR W S CAINE M P of England has returned from his tour through India impressed with the temperance zeal that is aflame throughout the southern part of that country A pow erful propaganda of total abstinence principles has been set on foot the chief apostle being a Hindu ascetic who has exchanged religious contem plation for the more useful work and promises in his way to be as successful in effecting conversions to temperance as Xavier was in promoting Christianity in India In all directions guilds and castes are exacting the total abstinence pledge from their members The movement has brought together adherents of opposing religions and everything proves the remarkable progress already made They Sober Apropos of Gen Cutchcons remarks on social drinking in Washington the general was led to tell the story of an army experience of his with whisky It was in the trenches before Petersburg As colonel of the regiment he had prohibited sale of liquor save on a doctors order and in that case prohibition prohibited The division commander however issuedorders that a ration of whisky should be served to each man in the trenches and the liquor for the 20th Michigan was brought in two great iron kettles As men clustered around with their tin cups some one cried out Boys if Im going to be shot today I want to die sober The cry was taken up by the regiment The kettles were seized by willing hands and the whisky was poured on the ground Fiftytwo out of one hundred and ten of the brave Michigan boys of 20th wera shot that day and everyone who died died erDctroit Tribune Th Way Its Thoughts Hun Referring to the million agreement pledge proposed for prohibition votes the New Haven Palladium says Just why any one should agree in advance to support the devil if nominated does not appear Judging from its political affiliations it is not surprising that The Palladium is unable to have any other candidate in mind Connecticut wi ilf1It 1 1ir- Bf 1 h u 1 1 ffbc rv Bw c GoTo FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT IN CLOTHES UNDERWEAR HOSIER NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS GLOVES COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PIUCBS aXiWATS MULL BROa Corner Main and Broadway JOHN T MILLEIR WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Pack ng Lace Leath er CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON lET a THE PRICES MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATSE SHOES ETCr In our Show Windows tell their own tale Bear in mind that ou 10 and 15 Suits and Overcoats OUT from 9 to 5 under the prices of any named in this trvn WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY AND TREAT EVERYBODY RIGHT s AI 10 A 21 MAIN BETWEEN MILL AND BROADWAY DH BEATTY Fencing Contractor Keeps constantly on hand a full stock of the following Fencing Fenc lug Material Gates and Posts THE FARaCERSFRIENDPIOKET FENCED and will contract to build Bastard Posts and Rail and Plank Fences He keeps also Locust Chestnut and Oak bored posts and Locust Cedar and Chestnut Plank postlland Gate Posts of all grades Also T Rail Farm Gates Wood and Iron and all classes of walk Gates Also Fencing Plank and Flat Rails Terms Cash inside of30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked counts D H BEATTTa FIRE FIRE FIRE O THE GREATEST FIRE ALEQ th istory of Lexington The Fire in our place of business did us just enough damage to ne cessitate the Closing Out Of Our Entire Stock within the next Thirty Days With this end in view we have marked every item down from onehalf to onethird its value This includes overcoats suits and trousers for men boys and children underwear neckwear shirts waists collars cuffs gloves hats rubber goods umbrel everythinginHERE IS A LINE TO GO BY 25 cent linen collars go now at10cts25 cent linen cuffs 15 u 35 cent silk scarfs 15 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoats 1500 1500 overcoats 1000 Now is your chance to lay in your Winter sup ply of clothing You will not have another op portunity like this in a lifetime Everything goes but Only For Cash and only thirty davs Call early and take your pick ONE PRICE CLOTHING ROUSE hI KAD81tN co 5 East Main St Lexington K- yi LaJ i t t 7 tit 2 s 1 Ft j A California Christian Preach er Compares My Inlldclily With the Cbrlstlnn1tI of Rev J S SwccneyI of Paris Kentucky ByRev Barton S Gardner in The O tographic Review REBUKING PRACTICAL INFIDELITY While the Blue Grass Region Kentucky has already been sur passed in the production of fast horses by the wild and wooly West a calamity calculated to breakand crush its heart to smithereens if it were not for the bracingup power of its old Bourbon whisky yet it has never tbeless produced a horse of an other color so to speak An avowed infidel over there a grandson of old Barton W Stone 9f Sacred memory stalks abroad among the churches and town governments with giant strides like a veritable Goliath boldyand yet modestly defying the armies of Kip Alcohol and of modern school Christians He seems not at all possessed of or carriedaway with the flattering poetic idea as some preachers and editors are that sin and iniquity are abstract tions lying around loose and in- masses of various sizes andshapes with no connection with any par ticular person place or thing When wrongs have been perpetrated and when outrageous sins have been committed he seems to be fully persuaded that some rson is to blame and that the wickedness was performed in some particular place Hence he makes no strained efforts to avoid personalities and local troubles but makes lerrifyingly free use of the names of persons and places very much like the New Testament does Neither does he delight to waste his time and strength striking at random at some impersonality a thousandmiles away There is a directness about his warfare that pleases me My intention is to be exceedingly careful not to fall into any inconsistency that will bring me in reach of his keen and mer cilees Blade If he undertakes to denounce the practical infidelity of anyl preacher or church he does nor sneak around in the dark like some modern school disciples that I have seen his shoulders nodding his head insinuatingly and winking his eye maliciously but ho boldly walks up ariH figuratively kicks the front door out of the meeting house and calls out you are the guilty parties Imean To meet aggressive warfare against this practical infidelity of churchmembers whose names andsins he proclaims abroad through his weekly paper is quite SzSa different thfrorn getting = aic glory to ollea sell admiring partisans by fighting Ingersollat long range To his facile pen in the nefarious business of booming the Traffic some one sent Col Bob ajugofwhisky as a present While he sips sweet bait and while the Christian Presi dent of the United States gulps down the barrel presented to him I modestly suggest to our sweet scented pastors on whom are no flies because they are so sleek that for a change they give the saucy Sucker a rest and that they busy tHemselves awhile rooting out the more destructive unbe lief of the Pharisees in the churches and that they defend themselves and the churches against the direct and terrific attacks of this mighty wielder of the saucy Blue Grass Blade My young son if you have an idea that all this hue and cry of the movement about passing beyond the stafeo ant going to about sweet- spirited journalism and so forth and so on is a shrewd hoax to draw away attention from the practical infidelity which is being cultivated jri the churches by preachers and papers for revenue only ifyou have such an idea my son dont let suspicious clould your judgment but study the out come fairlymy verdant youth iiI places where the movemen had the best possible chances to produce its fiuits We are all divine obligation to judge trees fairly by their fruits whether it jumps with our feelings and inclinations to do so or not Here is a case in point to study The church in Paris Ky if my Loisettean memory slips no cogs was among the first to switch off into the movement At least it has had ample time to mature a large crop characteristic fruits And it has been grandly blessed with most favorable circumstances far suppassing Chorazin and Beth saida and Capernaum in the mat ter of heavenly privileges and of- necessity therefore also in the matter ot solemn duties and responsibilities For more than a score years it has had for its pastor the great and learned Sweeney a giant among brainy men probably the mightest debate ofthe is doubtless familliarwithall the eight writers of the New Testament have said as ordinary men are with the names of their own cnildren Now if the old fogies and moss backs from Galilee who were wholly without these modern who were strangers to pipeorgans and operatic choirs and missionary based on money and that t too while they were so dwarfed by national prejudices that they did not know that all nations and all the world and everycreature and such phrases of the Great Commission would include the Gentiles I say if such rustics couldconvert three thousand in one day and five thousand on an other day surely Sweeney and his churchassisted by allthe powerful improvement of this modern movement have had ample ime to gather in all tne available souls in Kentucky Have they done it Have they nearly done it Has the success of the movement under most favorable cir cumstances amazed any one In actualoperation has the movement proved all talk and bluster all a vanity and a vexation of spirit all a striving after wind To one accustomed to the big counties of California Bourbon county Kentucky seems a mere potato patch or a bluegrass pasture but little larger in extent than one of the perpendicular walls of Yosemite Valley Leav ing out the rest of Kentucky has the highly favored movement of modern schoolism conquered that little spot No no no It sccmslike rasping sarcasm to ask such a question According to the Blue Grass Blade the Devil not only owns and controls the county und the county town but the churches also and the preachers seems powerless to repel its terrific and repeated attacks I suppose that impudentenough from practical infidelity such as the Pharisees had to ena ble them to wield the sword of Captaisdesigned it To give a slight idea of the difference between fighting for In gersoll theoretical infidelity at long range and of defending ones own practical infidelity in a hand to hand and cheek by jowl contest let me close by quoting a few sentences from the heathen Blade Bourbon has given its name to the bottled damnation that has carried its fame to every nookand corner of the earth where Chris tian fools can be found to drink it If there is a devil Bourbon county is nearer and dearer to his heart than any other place of its size on earth If 1 should take a contract to bore a well so deep that the arte sian fires of hell would spout out I should pick for the place where hell comes nearest the surface and wouldrig my derrick in front of the Christian church in Paris of the moral degreda tion of a people who can boast as those of Bourbon Jg that their county has given the name to a damnable drink which men have put into their mouths to steal their brains away and which has produced so many murderes and shedso much blood and so many tears and made such groans and agonies of women and hepless wailing of children Miserable ignorant misguided benighted people You sing of sending the gospel to the heathen of Greenlands icy mountains and Indias coral strandand yet there are millions of heathen who would spurn with contempt the fume of which you boast Will parson Sweeny and the countrylikefleeced flocks against this howling wolf and demonstrate that their progressive churches have no ungodly league with the liquor traffic and that they are not foster practicalinfidelity My guess is that Sweeny would rather run to and fro through the earth and debate some such deep proposition as that nine times nine are eightyone or that immersion is baytism or that the sum ot the angles of any triangle is equal to two right angles Such intellect ual contests would not wrench and twist their moral makeup out of shape half like ridding themselves of practical infidelity They ought to get a dozen or two more pipe organs or else return to God with full purpose of heart They should be ashamed to let an avowed infidel tear around like a since modern schoolisra under the most advantageous cir cumstances is such a failure and is but a thing for avowed infidelity to kick and spit on where are the grace and grit and gumption that would have others experi ment with the Pharisaical thing if they have other anti higher uses for religion than mere business and advantages Where San Jose California I A hUrt County Democrat Nom that the JJililo is for Liquor copyran article marked in it which is a reply to Uncle Reuben who has been writing in favor of Pro hibition I do not know what Uncle Reuben has been saying but nine tenths of the article written by Democrat is a point that most of the Prohibitionist would like to beat but cant do it But Democrat lost most of the fore of his logic by winding up with a lie Uncle Reuben had said that as a Prohibitionist he belonged to the only party tint he could ask Gods blessing This is uponjare thousands of the leSt men woman and children in America who as earnestly ask God to bless the Prohibition party as they ask for any blessing on earth There are plenty of these in Lexington and Fayette county But there is not a man or woman in IJayette county who would dare in public or at the familyaltar or in their private devotions to ask God to bless the partyTheytake religion into that kind of politics Democrat has not the cheek to say that he would ask God to bless the Democratic party but as if it were a fitting answer to Uncle Reuben he goes on to show that the Bible teaching is in favor of liquor and in this he is right The Old Testament is plain straight out lor liquor on the low license plan and the New Testament takes a kind of a high license view of it and never avs a word for Prohibition Democrat like all other liquor apologists emphasizes the miracle of the making of wine by Jesus at Cana ot Galilee Thats square out in favor of the brewers and distillers and there is no use kicking against it Theres only one way to answer sayistsing and squirming and fidgeting and shenanegan and lying that- some Prohibitionists are doing to get around that Cana racket that continuallylthe same that we accuse the liquorites of when we get them cornered and dog me if I am going to take any part in that You have got to learn that the fact that the Bible says that a thing is so does not make it so througpOldtions slavery but slavery was just as great an infamy all the same as if the Bible had not sanctioned- it The Old Testament sanctioned poligamy and old Solomon a durned old billy goat hada thousandwives and I reckon at least 14000 babies and 150 acres of catnip that he cut with a Buck eye mower and stacked up make tea to keep them all quiet so ho could sleep at night and yet these modern ChristianE worried the life out ofold Bro Brigham Young peace to hi urinconItradictionor may be 150 or 200 babies Democrat winds up as follows I concede the palm to no man as being more in favor of true temperance than I and I am con fident that the most radical in temperate people are the Prohi intemperateinand frequently intemperate in the use of alcoholic stimulants them selves They are responsible for making more lia hypocrites Pharisees and rationalists than all the rest of America combined Everyword of that is a lie It is true that the work of the Christians against Prohibition is making many Rationalists As I belong to that taith and order it is not my funeral and 1 dont cry weepI just so long as there is any show for it But when Prohibitionists back the infallibility of the Bible and some lying old Democrat gets away with them by showing the Bible ia for liquor I am not the kind of a doctor you want to send for and you need not send me any marked copies to help you out for the cant be did and theres no help for you The Democrat has got where the wool is short and Pro mayhaveI aint in it The South West a Liquor Organ Does the Baby not The editor of the Blue Grass Blade Kentuckys representative iu the list of the Prohibition organs probably expresses the sentiment of only the most ultra wingof the aggregation of ianati cal persecutionists when he exclaims The only plan that I know of to keep men from getting drunk is to put into the penitentiary every man who makes or sells portals af asylums charita bly provided for irresponsiblcs are always open to receive those un fortunates whose mental faculties die in advance of their physical and many have passed in whose symptoms of dementia were less pronounced and of a less danger ous character than is shown in this tyrannical outburst Persccutionists and tyrannical are good That mans complicity in the persecution and tyr any and crime of the liquor traffic penitentiaryI 4 years in hell if there is any hell if strict justice were done him But as soon as there is any talk toIjusticeuponAccording Judge Mor ton has recently said that man is encouraging the business that puts threefourths or fourfifths of the people in tIn penitentiary and yet it is touchinglysad aud an instance of persecution and tyranny that anybody should oughttobeing the originators of this crime It is a travesity on law and justiccand common sense that the government should prohibit the passage of obscene literature and lottery matter through the mails as long as it allows the passage of puhlisheiinWhile three fourth of tIne crime of the country grows out of the liquor traffic there will hardly be a min who reads this who ever heardof a crime being committed as the direct result of lottery papers or of obscene literature And yet this infamous South West can pass through the mails without let or hindrance while the lottery obscene papers mere peccadilloes in comparison are lumped upon with both feet by every lying hypocrite ofapreacher and editor in the United States who votes for liquor and religioniutoThese fellows are not so far wrongafter all itwe mean hy religion the commercial article known by that name It is not fit to be taken into the pulpit or into any other place that claims to be decent The South West is not the expresseddesire a Asylum The Lexington Press the Kentucky Leader the Ken tackianCitizen anda big rich politician in that Paris church have all done the same I think the penitentiary would be a far more appropriate place for some of these fellows than a luna tic asylum The Blade is for Ruth and the Baby but Feniiust old Grover lJverIwas the world the chances for Grovers success as a candidate for the nomination for president have been theIa man up 0 nights and tend the baby apd run this Government Charli Moore of the Blue Grass Blade fays that half of the worqcn in 1Iij Stflte- could manage twins andtip ietter than John Young Brownas Gov peole much attention to the baby and too little to the Government it is well that lIe be relegated to his do mestic haunts but we suggest that for the benefit of future candi dates in likeposition a society to be known as The Society for the Promotion of Infant Industries be established This business of raising babies must not be re tarded but on the other hand fosteredand encourage even goesbeggingThevance rue Damage Suit The Georgetown Enterprise says 0 C Moore informed the Enterprise on Sa urday that he was thinking of bringing suit against KentuckianCitizen placing his damage at 50000 for statingthatthe Lunatic Asylum His usual rumedlwas tora man a in tellectual paper like the Blade than any ordinary paper Colonel Craddock visited Georgetown Wednesday to patch up the affair and separated from Mr Moore at the station without naming the author of the piece whereupon Mr Moore said the friendly relations which had here totbre existed between the Blade und KentuckianCitizen was dis solved KeutuckianCitjzen I quesi I would not have much difficulty in naming the author of the piece if I should determine to do io- SiIertouigue Goes Bitch on his l ard In a report ofa recent speech of Col Breckinridgc at the annual dinner of the Clover Club in Philadelphia that Silvertongued champion of the liquor infamy it is said got in a few light taps at Colonel Ingersoll One would imagine that the Colonels recent whisky jug letter to Alfred Hummer wouM make Bob and Billy highly congruvial FOR PROHIBITIONl EXACTLY OF A SIZE you a sort of puzzle They are giving at too store Two little cardboard pieces Threo inches long or moreISo shaped with curves Almost anyono would swear That this ticket hero is larger Than Its fellow over there nut tie simply an illusion That deceives the best of eyesIYou put em both together Theyre exactly of a size CUonuca Exactly of a sizeIDont jump at a conclusion Nor always trust your eyes For things may seem as different As solid truth and lies Yet be when put together boys Exactly of a size You have seen too two old parties There is not a doubt of that The woolycycd republican And mossgrown democrat With histories so different They stand out side by side looking pusillanimous The other grand and wide nut appearance is deceiving And to your great surprise put em both together Theyre exactly of a slzoChorns These parties build their platforms old wormeaten planks Expressing quite ambiguously Anathemas and thanks illassorted entities From silver down to sm- All worded most adroitly To draw the voters in There seems to some difference But if youre sharp and wise You put em both together Theyre exactly of a szeOhorus And then how soon there The candidates of each To nil tho streets with torchlights The atmosphere with speech To tickle all the rabble With their antiquated straws And crack old mildowcd chestnuts the wildest of applause You think they differentiate Between their party ties But put cm both together Theyre exactly of a slzeChorus Is not this the greatest puzzle Yes the most Santanlo game That things can look so different And yet be just the same That Christians are so blinded As never to compare The license that they sanction With the whisky that they share Let us leave the league unholy And combat it till it dlesl For If you put em both together Theyre exactly of a slzeChorus Rev P J nun in the Michigan Messenger THE PROHIBITION PARTY It Was Organized to Kill the Saloon System of America The prohibition party was started because there did not exist any political party that filled the bill in the eyes of those who helped to organize it Its formation was a political necessity at least to some of the voters in this coun try And if the new party was a necessity at that time it isif possible more necessary now Therefore all talk on the part of its opponents based upon a denial of that partys right to exist as a disturbing element in the politics ot the country is simply bosh As the object of all political organiza tion is to win victory at the polls until the objects they have in view are ac complishcd it must also be expected that the prohibition party will continue to fight for supremacy no matter what may be the result to other political argument that a vote cast in the north for the prohibition party is a half Tote for the democratic party and that a vote cast in the south for the prohibi tion party is a half vote for the repub lican party should have no weight whatever with men who have strong convictions which neither of the old parties represent A vote cast for a principle means just what the ballot calls forno more no less The prohibition party was not started primarily to kill off the republican party or the democratic party It was organized to kill the saloon system of America But if it ever succeeds its victory must be gained at the expenseS of both the old parties the prohibition party means death to that which gives victory and also direction to both of the larger parties When the republican party came into power it did so at the expense of both the whig and democratic parties and its final triumph involved the destruc tion of that wicked institution of slav ery which the democrats u1lllid and the whigs dared not antagdnizcrin any effective way The prohibition party is not a Sunday school institution or a temperance society To belong to it a man need not be connected with any religious society or even be a total abstainer Person ally I would like to see every prohibi tion voter an earnest Christian and an abstainer from all intoxicants But all that is required of a man who desires to be a party prohibitionist is that he shall vote the prohibition ticket Under the circumstances it becomes the active members of the prohibition party to bo broad in their views for be fore the principles of the party can be embodied in the laws of the land and then enforced men of many different shades of opinion will have to be brought into the ranks of tha party in order to secure for it the power to make and enforce laws The future growth of the prohibition party will depend more on the spirit of the rank and file of its members than on anything else It can not be a close corporation affair for the reason that it has such a tremendous evil to guard against it can not be run to suit the whims of a few men for the liquor traffic is too powerful to bo hurt by any party which should allow a few men to direct its policy for their own selfglori fication The prohibition party was born fight a colossal evil and it requires gigantic strength combined within ag gregation of the brainpower of many smart men to win in the desperate struggle The agitation for the prohibition of the liquor traflic by law has come to stay in the politics of this country The prohibition party has an issue that will have to bo fought out until settled and settled right partyhavethat is to do their utmost to convert the voters to the cause of prohibition How best to do it is a question which they should carefully consider- A political party before it comes into power must prove that it has men in its ranks that have hearts and heads big enough to sympathize with and think for tho whole people together with their peculiarities their supposed wants and their positive necessities The republican party won the respect of the people by having for its leaders such men as Mr Lincoln Mr Seward Mr Chase Mr Morton Mr Giddings and others like them too numerous to mention It had right on its side and was backed up by brains The liquor traffic would cave in before a year is over if the good men of this country could all agree to work together for the accomplishment of that desired result The republican party could net U U wuuict destroy tncealoon power ause it could not succeed without sa oon votes The democratic party would not if it could because very manyof its members aro fond of pat ronizing tlje saloon The prohibition party is anxious to close the saloons Wi if the people will only give theirv os As the saloons can only be abolished by the will of the people expressed at the polls it would seem to be the clear duty of every voter who desires to see the land free from that curse to vote the prohibition ticket And it is the duty of every party prohibitionist so to that good men will not be kept out of the ranks of the party The people mean wclL They do not hate to do what is right They do not vote spitefully and with the desire to perpetuate that which is wrong They may be doing that which they ought not to do but they are only doing what we prohibitionists did until our eyes were opened and we saw a more cellent way The good people of this country do love the land of their nativity or adoption They do love their homes their wives and their children And they do love God Old party ties may keep men from facing new issues for a while and what is wanted is an applied plaster of truth saturated with love and commonsense arguments And the result sometimes depends more upon the proper applies tion of the plaster than upon its position It is time that the members of the church of Christ should stop voting for political parties that draw their inspiration and their candidates from the saloons and their henchmen No man is likely when elected to prove better than his party When you voto for John Smith you vote for the principles of his party He was nominated to represent his party and if elected willrepresent it There is but one party in this country that represents the spirit of Christian ity Surely if Christ was on earth He would not vote to license or to permit the existence of a business that produces such misery on earth and sends so many souls to perdition He had no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but always reproved them The prohibition party is not perfect but it is the nearest to perfection of any party in this country It has the prayers of many of the good and curses of the bad This is one of the signs that it is about right It has a good many preachers in its ranks and not a single saloonkeeper It asks for nothing that is wrong and a good deal that is good It fosters a spirit of love of home and the protection of the weak against the strong It knocks al the doors of the hearts of the in telligent and Godfearing citizens and says Please for the sake of human ity give us your vote How long will you kind readers withhold your votes which are so badly wanted to keep the wolf from the door of the toiling masses How long will you say No to the appeals to aid in stopping the filling up of hell and in making it less difficult for men and women to get to Heaven How long will you keep saying From such good Lord deliver us and yet refuse to cooperate with the Lord in His efforts to rescue the perishing and deliver men from temptation How long will you keep on singing Follow Jesus to the sin ner while you still persist in voting directly or indirectly for the liquor traffic that drives men and women away from the Saviour Men and brethren good republicans and democrats when will you vote for that which can do no harm but which you yourselves admit will do good if brings to my mind an old familiar hymn beginning The judg ment day is rolling round Worth thinking over on election days as well as on other occasions Farmer WITH THE SALOON Ton Good Keasons Why the Curse Should Be Abolished Down with the saloon Let that be the slogan and every voice a trumpet to proclaim it Down with the saloon It is Gods relentless enemy the nations and with the saloon It has no pect for home the church the Sabbath It curses the one blasphemes the other and tramples upon the third Down with the saloon It breeds violence and ruin Twenty anarchists were dragged from an apartment of Chicago doggery the other day It wa a fitting place for them The two ba things mix- Down with the saloon It is pledged by the most infamous means to perpet nato its diabolical ruin It fatten upon the corruption it breeds and like the wrecker is enriched by the ruin ii with the saloon It multiplies madhouses and prisons and crowd their cells with brutalized raving curs- Ing human wrecks Down with the saloon It controls our politics corrupts our legislators intimidates our judiciary and insults everysense of decency with insolent with the saloon Its ranks are filled by troops of murderers thieves perjurers tramps lIbertine and harlots who scoff at the restraint ofsociety and thirst for blood Down with the saloon It robs thousands of their most promising boys and all besotted and ruined hurls them into drunkards graves Down with the saloon Talk against it Work against it Fight against it Pray against it Vote against itEpworth Herald A Good Reason prohiblInation stands a democrat or a r pub lican At the head of every distiller stands a democrat or a republican an every member of the brewers congress is a democrat or a republican The sue SLums Siurder Streorc- iThe number of murders and homi cides reported in the newspapers in the United States in the year was 8507 AntI tine number of executions for all this crime were flS Tho mar ders committed by the makers and sellers of beer wine and whisky directly and indirectly supposed to be 100000 a year are not included in the above of course being legalized by the law of the land Purely as a consequence of this poison drink it is not complimen tary to this nation which claims the first place among Christian and civilized peoples that it stands No 3 in the list of most murderous nations of the world Italy so far leads the lilt with an annual crop of 3870 murders or I per 000 people Spain is next with 1200 or 238 per 10000 and the United States is third with IlLS per 10000 Austria has 83 France and England 71 per 10000 Chicago Tribune TIMIDITY OF GREAT MEN Cmlilns and Choato Were Dumb In the Society of fomtu u sS 7 KIDD GRVJSDEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plain ilardwaro CUTLERY GUS AMUHITIOU MANTELS DAN G R TILINGCarpenters and luck miths Tools Rope Chain Belting IronsIJIrdnina Smooth Wire and ReadyMixed Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 OASSELL PRICE The Largest Dealers in Central Kentucky in tIle Latest Style Qpy Goods and Notions New Goods Choicest Styles ansi sold at the Lowest Prices foh first class goods We invite the public to call and inspect OUr stock CASSELL PRICE 1C and 13 West Main Sir- LEXINGTON KY H W ALDENBURG ARCHITECT and STJJFERXXTTEITIDAITT 1O1 West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J H SCOTT ESTABLISHEI18m HIRAM SAWWholesale and Retail Dealer in ar Hill ClipS FsNcy Pure GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises Umbrellas lcNo IS East Main Street LEXINGTON Yi1 Paifgte Mafel1ials aud Supplies Having dissolved partnership with L P Young Jr this is to notify my old patrons and friends that Iwill individually continue my business at No 9 NORT5I JS11OAD1VAYV ill thiscity And will keep on hand a hill supply of Painters Mate rials consisting of Glass LcadsBrushes and everything in that De approvedNBASSM Great 50 Go fits On The Dollar Sale OF CLOTHI1TG W e are going to make some improve ments in our store room after Janu ary 1st The contract is signed and contratorsconsefdquen we are compelled to sell our stockor pack it away We prefei iselling it at a sacrifice Nothing reserved Every suit of clothes every overcoat every pair pants MARK to IN PLAIN FIGURES We will just split them in half This means 50 cents on the dollar The cheapest sale of fine ready madertclothing in Kentucky schemesTheand throwing in a watch just to show his generosity needs watchTngT sharpsalways humbugdfor one hundred cents in cash is what we give the people But at this sale one hundred cents worth at 50c on the Dollar Every article in our establishment is ticketed at the lowest price possible The stamp of durability on every garment If you have never dealt with us ask your neighbor who has We invite you to our store feeling assured that you will be pleased with our garments a d satisfied with the matchless values we offer JDIS GUS STRAUS LEADING CLOTHIERS Lexington Ky y= A 7 t