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Vol. I. -No. 41.
Lexington, Kentucky, SfUurrfifj, February 7th, 1801.
Subscription, $2 a Year
The Stain or the Alllnnre Pro
pl!Mre Favorable lo Pro
As might reasonably havo been
expected from the beginning, the
Farmer' Alliance bus split.
Thero is every reason to suppose
now that one-half of it will go
to the Prohibitionists, and the
other will simply bo an annex to
Democracy, or a subdivision of
Democracy that wants special
legislation for the farmers.
These Alliance people who en
dorse the resolutions lately passed
at Ocala, Florida, form one sec
tion and those who combined
with the Prohibitionists to elect
Kein and Ilelvorson to Congress
from the West lately, form the
The cause of the rupture was
the decision of the Ocala party
that no negro could be a member
of the Alliance The call of the
other party for a meeting at Chi
cago, on the other hand invited
the Colored Farmer's Alliance to
meet with them.
Of course the discrimination
against the negro as a race was
unjust To discriminate against
the uneducated, regardless of
race, is right, and a charity to
the negro to induce him to edit,
The National Prohibition plat
form asks au educational qualifi
cation for female votes. It should
have demanded it tor both sexes.
Prohibitionists could not sym
pathize with any organization
that would refuse fellowship to
such a man as our "Black
... Knight," Hector.
I talked with George Clark a
" few days since, the "George liar
- man who told the story of "Un
cle Tom" to Airs. Stowe. lie is
a good Prohibitionist.
I talked a few days wince with
a mulatto, reputed to be the son
of one f t the most prominent
Presbyterian clergymen of this
State. He was a Prohibitionist,
and his tongue indicated the
probable correctness of his dis
tinguished clerical descent.
1 could not consent to endorse
any organization that would do
bar Mich men because they are
The Vestern body of the Na
tional Farmers Alliance has en
dorsed Prohibition and the indi
cations are that they will fuse
with the Prohibitionists.
Such labor leaders as Powder
ly, Beaumont and Travellick are
prououueed tor Prohibition, and
are in full sympathy with the
dy of tli
It seems tojne that a fusion of
this Westeru division and Tow
derlv's people and the Prohibi
tiouists, is almost a foregone con
clusion. The fusion will not re
quiro the Prohibitionists to mod
erate in the least, their position
on the liquor tratHe, but may de
mand of them some sympathy
with BOine of tho more conserva
tive principles of tho Alliance
Though we havo never urged
any of these, our National plat
form will allow this.
1 have always doubted tho ex
pediency of but two planks in
our platform; one is prohibition
of the liquor tralfic and the other
is woman suffrage.
I object to any class legislation
for farmers or anybody else.
I am opposed to dictating rates
to railroads because it is unjust.
The railroads are the private
propel ty of those who own them,
and I th" ink they have the right
to vary the fare from New York
to Chicago from $13 to $1, as the
Htvs York Voice compluius that
they have done; and on the fame
principle they have the right to
charge $100 tor thut furo or to
take peoplo for nothing.
Over the turnpikes of our coun
try the law should watch with u
jealous eye, and dic'tute the term
upon which they shall conduct
t.liir business, because the turn
pike companies take the roads
that origiuully belong d to the
i ublio und compel the people to
j ay for traveling over them la
their improved condition, while
the riht of free locomotion was
one of tho inalienable rights of
Railroads are tho original crca
tion of those who build them,
io reasonable man would deny
tho right of a railroad company
to tear up its rond or to ccaso to
operate it nil if it thought best to
do so, without any apology to
anybody for its course. It if
would nave tho right to do this
it would, of course, have n right
to adopt any policy in its own
management that would be dele
terious to itself or to anybody
else, just as a man would have a
right to chareo an inordinate rent
for his houso or to destroy it en
tirely if he preferred.
Homo such minor objection
some of us may have tc swallow
in a coalition with the Alliance
men, but if they accept our view
of Prohibition without any com
promise we may afford to make
some concession upon extraneous
issues on tho broad principle that
we will secure tho greatest good
to the greatest number by secur
i he question naturally arises
with which sido in the division
will tho Kentucky Alliance peo
plo go ?
Race prejudice does not exist
in politics in Kentucky, while
the interests of our people are
equally divided between the
North and the South and the
prejudices of our people arc for
There will therefore probably
be a division among the Alliance
people of Kentucky, and a part
of them will coalesce with the
Prohibitionists upon the same
terms that the Western Alliance
In the coalition the I ronilntion
party will take precedence upon
the ground of its superior age and
of its thorough organization.
The rock upon which there is
the greatest danger that we will
brtOK will be the naming of the
coalesced party. The New York
Voice in alluding to this says of
the name "it is easily changed."
- I think it of the most radical
importance that, we cling to the
miso our fundamental principle
as long as we maintain that name,
and wo wiadoit under any other
In all the utterances of tho New
York Voice that is the first sen
timent in it to which I had to
We must hold to the name
Prohibition until the thing that
wo want to prohibit has been moat
effectually prohibited, and then
it will sweetly fall into innocuous
desuetude for want of oil to feed
the flame, just as the name Abo
lition went out wheu the thing it
opposed was abolished.
- For myself, even after that, I
must admit a sort ot sentimental
preference for the old name, but
after that, aud not before, I am
willing to hear argument ou the
advisability of chaugingthe name.
Two huudrcd thousand ot the
finest women in America are
pledged to the support of Prohi
bition, and they are the "power
behind the throne" in all cultured
The Prohibition cause
ready existed twice as
any other third party ex
cept Abolition ever did, aud it
has done this with no moro ap
proach to schism or rupture than
tho difference of opinion about
Woman Suffrage und that has
simply been the occasion of put
ting a pleasant seasoning of Attic
salt with our discussions. With
the press of both the old parties
against it, aud with no political
muchiucry of its own, and with
out a single act inconsistent with
the character of the highest stylo
of Christian gentlemen, it has
grown from 9,078 iu 1880, to
40,9-45 that wero counted iu for
Clinton If. Kisk in 188, oven
after the count was misrepre
sented by Democrats and Repub
licans nil over tho United States
as we know it to have been here
We havo simply to stand firm
on our position und the Northern
wing of the Alliance will como to
us, and the Southern wing will
go back to its ullegiuuco to Dem
ocracy. The Northern wing coming to
us will weaken Ucpiiblicanitfiu,
while the Southern wing going
to Democracy will strengthen
Democracy; then reinforced Dem
ocracy will crush decimated Re
publicanism, and then crushed
Republicanism will come to Pro- all of them, personally or by rep
hibition; then the combine of utution, and 1 expressed my sur
Republicanism. Western Alliance. ' prise und congratulation.
Powder) v boonlo and Prohibi -
w m m
tionists, with Prohibition in the
lend will crush Democracy, and
then tho angels will string up
their harps and learn some, new
songs for tho Millennium.
Hereby In Tlie
In the New York Vuije of
January 22 is nn editorial under
the heading "Shall we hflvc n
Union of Forces," that, has in it
the first inkling of political heresy
that I have ever seen in that
It is right in the line of thought
in which tho Prohibition party
is most likely to get stranded.
I think the Voico is, without
exception, the grandest newspa
per in the world, and I thiuJ: that
this is the vontimenr. of inmost
every Prohibitionist Its utter
anccs have been so universally
trustworthy that tho danger is
that having gotten in a habit of
accepting its views without crit
ical examination we ure liiible to
swallow any error that it almost
certainly must make sometime,
just liko a trout takes down a
piece of red flannel because ho
docs not stop to examine.
The Northern Alliance people
arc making somo tempting baits
for us to bite at, and tho Voice is
anxious to get in with them, and
so am I. They have gotten just
as close up to us as they can get
without coming into the true
faith, and they have drawn a line
on the ground and said, "Now we
like you and. we want to help
you, and we want you to help us,
ana it you will just step across
that line we will all be together.''
llmts exactly what the Devil
said to Jesus in the "temptation."
lhey were both quoting scrip
ture, and they'understood it just
alike, and the Devil quoted it
just as accurately as Jesus did,
aDu men me uevu saiu "we are
so nearly together in cur under
standing ot these things, that in
asmuch as I am on the' popular
side, and you are nuder a cloud,
und you don't beem to have very
many, mends anion y tlKjjblluen
the least concession we will have
tine sailing together."
Hut the Devil didn't fool Him,
and nearly two thousand years
afterward we are glad that he
didn't. I am satisfied that Pro
hibition will come, aud I am not
so anxious to rush it through by
a compromise as I am to have it
so complete and uncompromised
that when we do get it, there will
be people who, in two thousand
years from now, will bo glad that
we stuck it our,
Mahomet is my model Prohi
bitionist. Twelve hundred years
ago he instituted Prohibition
among his people. They may
have faults, but to eat hog meat
or drink liquor are two things
that you cannot get them to do to
this day; and iu the wars of the
Crusades his followers wero just
as far above the ale brewing,
wine bibbing European Chris
tians as the Greeks at Platiea,
Salamia ami Thermopylae or tho
followers of William Tell or Kos
ciusko or of Washington at Val
ley Forge and Yorktown, were
grander than the Yankees that
murdered the Indian women the
oice alludes to "l roiu
bitionists both in und out of the
I thought we had been 'trying
to teach the people all tho time
that there could not be u Prohi
bitionist out of the Prohibition
party any more than thero could
be a Democrat out of tho Demo
cratic party or a Republican out
of the Republican party.
If we could not find u Demo
crat iu tho Republican party, I
cau't understand how we could
find a Republican in tho Prohi
bition party, or h Prohibitionist
iu tho Republican party or the
This very thing of allowing
some good and intelligent per.plo
who vote with other parties to
flatter themselves that they are
good Prohibitionists because lhey
do not drink, andioc thesuloo.is
will bo put down is the hardest t
thing we have to contend with,
hero iu Lexington. j
A few days since u valuablcV
citizen hero iu Lexington told mo
that he w as just as good a Prohi
bitionist us 1 was.
I was somewhat surprised to
hear thut ho win a Prohibitionist,
. i I . I n..
as 1 thought i Knew preuy near
1 He then explained that he
ing and used
tif, but voted
wih the Deniocrvii,
That man ho fun' from being a
I rolnbitionist is ie? worse enemy
of Prohibition tfuit any saloon
keeper in the cilyr and without
tho support of that kind of men
I could destroy iliV whole saloon
business of Kcntit'y by myself.
While this pmiRon is highly
creditable to the generous hearts
of the Editors of 'Se Voice, as a
political policy it "ill not do.
Justas certain hs any moral
demonstration curt be made, wo
are absolutely rigli in our propo
sition to annihilate tho liquor
tram1? as utterly nfid completely
as American slavery h:ls been;
and the least, uoorysiou or com
promise of thut position will be
exaggerated by our enemies and
of our purpose.
This is our gro.it and perma
nent purpose, biiii only the sec
ondary and subsidiary purposo of
any other polit.'wl party. If
therefore we pool)1 (ilrJJbrces with
them there is of necessity some
deterioration of Vie importance
ot our issue, and I we will just
about as soon put down the liquor
traffic a? tho "Missouri Compro
mise" would have put down the
slave train.. j
All the peoplo itj America who
really and eot,se'u itiously want
to put down this traffic: will nat
urally gravitato to us, and we
must stand still find let them
gravitate. "Stand still and see
tho salvaMon of t!ie Lord." and
cold water will dlvn our enemies
as it did in the dlys of Moses.
In the same spirit of concilia
tion, tho Voice sdys to a man who
object to the nairne Prohibition,
"It is easily changed."
To change the name, and allow
that a man can hi a member of
our party while voting with somV
ntlinN rmntv aimrkFi oa a nnm i
innn j niuwi mtquii until
hila'ion of i'roliUilo, and the
Blade and I r,owi bounce that
xiu le- no eircumstaA Sa are we
going to concede tli8." '
If I can underjpjsirVlaiN.4
track for once, ana I believe the
Kentucky Prohibitionists will al
most to it man see it the same
If I am wrong in my under
standing of this editorial I want
the Voice to say so, and if I am
right in my interpretation of it 1
want the Voice to reconsider its
position and uburnlen it it it con
If it was any other Prohibition
paper in the world we would not
regard it us so important, but the
Voice is the National organ, and
it must mice the sentiments of our
If I know the miud of Ken
tucky Prohibitionists we want to
be designate 1 as Prohibitionists.
We expect others to object to our
name just as they do to our prit
ciples, but we do not care.
We do not know anything of
any such thing as "a Prohibition
ist out of the party." We have
no test of fellowship except that
u man votes tcilh the party and
that makes him in thejtarty.
He may get dru"A-yery day
and twice on h6u( Jknd talk
for the Democrats ailihe time,
but if ho always rote for Prohi
bition he is a truo blue Prohibi
tionist. Milt II im ton "T."
January 28, 191.
(.'. ('. Moore, Lexinijt in, I'y.
Duar I'uoTiiEK The liludehas
been coining to nie very regular.
If there is a paper that I appre
ciate, it is tho ltlado. I reud the
Voice and Southern Journal, but
the way the Blade cuts suits me
to u "T." Give it to them,
Brother Charley; and if they do
not like the way you talk, let
them come out and be m .
Am not prepared to send you
my mibscrii tion now, but will do
s j in tho near future. Send sam
ple copies of tho Blade to the
following name.-; Le Grand
Hawkins, W. K. Gill, K.
Brown, Sulvitn, Ivy.
.1. IJ 'itKKT l itKsrox,
Sal visa, Ky.
Th a Irllt le About
My remarks in mv l;i-t iuc
about Uev. Swecmy Live caused
considerable sensation. As to
their justice aud propri-ty I must
leave my reader to decide, though
1 1 I
1 have iva-on to ivlieve tlut III Ua uWrvinl that over tbrttt-quarter of
many instances it w ill be objected ! all skin JiwM are euii:4 by liitoxh-.;-to.
!. hitf tlrin'm
Tim cnormitv that the Prohibition
party is opposing is Mucndous,and
is pervading everything from the
cspitol nt Washington clown to the
magistrate other. I stand almoxt
alone in this State in my efforts In
journalism to oppose it.
I am limited in my menus of
publication, and have not nt my
nnmmnnil lnnff dnilv column with
' "n j I
...i.:..u i r..
liquor erima that come from every
qunrtcr of the State.
I nm driven, in defense of my
cause, to put into the most con
densed form my rejoinders to thoso
Many of them are far more
trenchant in the handling of their
pens in the discussion of theories
and political abstractions than I
am. Hut when we come to hard
pan facts nlwuit the horrors of the
liquor iniquity I have the advan
tage of them.
These are all the more striking
and startling when they invade the
homes of those we know.
I know that I am right in my
desire to crush this infamy, and I j
know that every intelligent man is i
wrong who tails to proclaim in un
mistakable language his opposition
to it, and as a defender of that
which is just and right, though I
may oe honestly mistaken in my
view, it seems to mo that all op"- :
portnnity must be made tributary j
to this great end. ' j
This is written after the article I
headed "The Outlook for a.State I
Organ" i partly in type, and it !
may be that the" whole "matter has !
occurred opportunely for the good
of the Prohibition party.
It may, by many, be regarded as
an instance of imperfection that
wculd unfit me for the editorship
of a State organ. This is an im
portant thing to be considered if
my name is to be used in that
connection. . -.
Probably I might be more con
servative as an employed editor of
a stock company, but this is not a
thing about whieh Lean speak
with assurance. ' -1
have been ' raised ou . a farm
qga&am familiar, with the peculiar!
1 i a ' . tm
look at a thing that presents to me
all the evidences of being a pale
I am mighty apt to call it n spade.
Xo personal friendship or sym
pathy tor me must be allowed to
It is an instance of generosity
that I am glad to note, that the
Transcript and Leader, after the
tart reflections thathavc passed
between me and them, were read
ily willing to publish my commu
nication to assist me when I had
fallen into an error about the
Green and Long affair.
I can't say that I hope they may
get into trouble so that I may help
them out, but if, with their more
conservative xdieies, they should
ever make a '"bud break," I hoje
thev will com mad me.
DiiUKUIein College. Xew Term.
Teachrrs that were compelled to"
ask for a term of rest last tall, have '
returned and resumed their old '
places at the college. A faculty of j
eight teachers are now present and
busy at work, all of whom were j
educated at the college. Mrs. May '
I'oteet" has charge of the Vocal I
Music class and is giving perfect
satisfaction. Harrodsburg Bcrno- '
Cincinnati, January 27, 191. j
C. C. Moore, Eiq. j
Dear Sir Knclohed find my
check for $2 to pay one year's sub-
script ion to the Blade." So far 1 j
like the cut of your jib. There is -nothing
like being loyal to the j
truth and it must sooner or later
win the day. Yours for the cause, j
nink or swim, J. B. Martin, j
. . i
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H'tiM for i'ii- tjtiiirti'r to li.iv Imh'u near
ly ijiSMKI. No one
tlio relation U'twif
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turn.', init iio'iu ure no
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in;j ktati ini nt thut iu tlio liusniUW with
which he i t comuvtol ',0 iht cent, of t U
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