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To. . -AT?. JO.
Lcrlnftoii, Kentucky, tiztiirday May 2,1801.
Subscription, $2 a Tear.
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At I he IIrfllirl Titlito Hi
Kiini. The .tnlo In .u(iir.
tut . tilt
I no l Joctor HMikru itttcd up
about the eye and talked )hph,
and said lie felt meaner than n
Clop. 1 f aid," What t up?'" Ho
said "Went to a Icjr show lust
night at the Opera House." S:iiel
I, "young rnnn you are cotninr,
you Bre getting older every day
Tlieti we got, to talking about
tlic "Nudo in Nature." I t's a set
tle fact tliat tliey arc goitifr to
have it "in art" "Mm Hart" in
the eourt house rotunda settled
that hash, and now the fight is
coming on as to whether thev are
going to have it in nature.''
Mav he the moss is sprouting on
my hack, hut I em doubtful about
the firet and scpiare out foruenst
I hear that a minister and his
wife got up and walked outcf the
house at the Doctor's anatomical
I give him credit for it.
I reckon nobody is going to
charge rue with being a l'uritnn
dead gone on the "JJluo Jaws" of
Connecticut, but I tell yon. ladies
and gentlemen, we ought to draw
the line somewhere on this
I just dearly love the Opera
and 1 don't care how funny you
make it so that j on keep it pure.
I've seen the Can-Can (don't for
pity's sake, mistake that for Con
Con) in Paris and the origiral
.N:ttl4k Ctook" at Niblo's Garden,
i ,fc:",,vcen. some first
source on the Doctor's stomach,
cured me of sucking eercs, and I
have never taken any of it in mine
since I used to doit professionally
as a newspaper roporter.
The only two sweethearts that
I have had since I was u married
man are "Dolly Vanlen," and
She's dead, they say, but I'll
bet buttermilk she's still a ting
ing with a harp accompany incut by
the angels, and if she rings in a
few bars from the "Moon Song"
in "Mikado," they'll have to stir
themselves to get away with her.
I shall never forget that scene in
her dressing room that I have
written you about when she sei
me down in her open trunk lull
of diamonds 100,000 worth it
they were worth anii.kcl.and be
tween her cues in "Mikado,"
when the people laughed and
cried and shouted and app'auded
and almost buried the little
woman in flowers, sho still had
time to tell me, a newspaper re
porter, in the most entrancing
snatches and broken doses, how
she rose up in church and skinned
that preacher in Nashville, who
lampooned her not knowing that
she was present, and nailed his
pachidiriuatous hide, riddled un
til ii would not hold shucks, on
the gable end of history to dry, a
warning to preachers that they
ought to know who they are
preaching to when they preach.
But you never got "Miss Km
mu," into tights, and w hen at a
critical time, in the beginning of
her career, sho broke a big en
gagement with a big manager be
cause she would not get into them,
she had sounded the key note of
the career which iniiiiortuli.i el
hen. in Miakcspeare, sweet
"Hosaliud'' comes out in
that the very essen. e of the .lav
a,..a ..ii ..:...!. I i:;
UUIUMIIUD II1UI 1 nil lllti 4t I 1 1 lu
ting and proper.
Under such circumstances a
pretty woman's ankle, with great
latitude yea, and lumjiludc at
tached to the inclining of the
Word, is not U thing to he sneezed
at, but when in the othcrwUc
sweet "II. M. S. l'mat'orc," they
go out of the way to pander to the
gross appetite ot the peanut gal
lery by representing young mid
shipmen by pre tty girls in tights,
when the greatest land lubber in
the woi id knows that u uihr al-
ways wants the biggest hicie hcs,
hecaugtt, it makes mo tired, j I.kxinoton, Kv., March "Dl.
and, like the 1 Victor, when it's all(l)car Doctor:
over I feel like I have coin pro
No. "Miss Kmniii" wasn't fast,
so that the bojn could say "Whoa
Kinmn," and whilj she talked to
me she was wrapped from her
throat to the tips of the turned up
toes of her Japanese hhocs in the
most gorgeously decorated with
gold and pearls ami diamond
velvet Japanese robes that cost
money by the thousands.
It did look too utterlv too too
funny for anything on carth.to see
lh.it little woman preaching away
as earnestly rs a .Methodist at i
High l!iilgo Camp meeting, will
her face all painted tin nnd the
big Japanese hair pins sticking
through Ik r hair, lnit I wouldn t
have laughed for a thousand dol
lars though I liketcr busted.
Talk about a woman having
The combined cerebral force of
Hilly llreckinridgc, Jo lilackhiirn
and John O. Carlisle could not
have done it.
Last night when the moon was
sinning iiin,iiiiei wic cuiin nas an
fresh from the rain, I boarded one
I IV. I I '.. .1 .1. .1 ll
of the open electric ears and took
that circle through the fair
grot nils. i
It beats a gondola in Venice.
Now lot me give you gentlemen
of the Fair Association and of the
Klectric railway a pointer. There's
millions in it.
Go out to the Fair ground and
builJ inside of the big enclosure
that the trotting track runs
around, just across the track from
the electric road, an "Audito
rium," one story high, that will
hold ",000 peop'le, and gives us, at
the very cheapest kind of rates,
lectures and dramatic entertain
ments that shall be as pretty and
tunny as the dickens, but rigidly
draw the lino at the indelicate,
and give me an advertisement in
the Jiladeand I will till it chock
full, andl will make nearly every
preacher in town go and take "his
sisters and his cousins and his
don't krow about his
Dr. J. I. Smifli of riMluciili,
rllliiiCH Dr. Dmid Harrow
ofLexliiKton. on Wliieut
I lietipproHc hli'K M d
icl Moc'Mii in
1'AM-c.Mii, Kv., April, 18M1.
To the JJluccniPB J'.lade.
Eighteen ye ars ar the cnnui'l
meetingof the Kentuekv State Med-
ical Society was held in this city, J
and unwritten history tells us that
the mcctir.pr wourd up with a wine
Mippcr, from which feme of the
members went to their quarters
in poor plight for examining and j
prescribing for the sick.
Four years ago the Society met j
here again, and, bv an extra effort !
on tne part ot a lew or us, aico
iiolic lienors were ruled out of the
Dissatisfaction at this was ex
pressed by some of the members,
and at the close of the meeting
rumor said that more care would
be exercised in selecting commit
tees erf arrangements in the future
so that such a uibtakc might not
be made again.
Of course the mistake was not I
made again the next year, bec ause
it waH guarded ngainf.t from the
One year ago the socie ty met at
the neighboring city of Hender
son, and the writer addressed
note to the Chairman e.f the Com
mittee of Arrangements, Ji
Fle tcher of that place, to know if
intoxicating lieiiiors would be in i
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trod need as a put of the program,
so that he might know wiutlier to
arrange his business so as to at
tend the meeting.
lr. Fletcher replied that the
question of introducing alcoholic
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."l"' ,H a" ' .I'ur fen" "
l'r the meeting had not been set-
ting had not been set -
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tied by the ce.mnnttce. but that ,
when settle d he would '
"Ji"!" . .
No turtb.ir coniniuuieiition was
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reccivcel from the 1 Victor, and I
hence the writer did u..t attend. I
On the ltilh of March, nil, the
loitowing circular was
which explains im-clf.
Til K MKl'TINei OK 1 UK
K KNTl'CKY STATF, MKl
It in my pleasure to announce
that the thirty-sixth annual
meeting of the Kentucky State
Medical Society, will he held in
tins city on .May '-Mb, 'JMth am
We tnist that you will make a
reasonable sacrifice to attend this
I meeting, which we promise
'be full .' practical interest
high or or of work; and. socially,
everything will be (I ino tor tin
comfort ami pleasure of the mem-
We alo, invite all regular phy
sicians, in good standing in this
Commonwealth to ally themselves
with this Society, and earnestly
work lor its promotion and sue
If it is your intention to read a
paper, send it title, at an early
datf, to the Permanent Secretary,
Dr. Steele I'.ailey, Standard, Ky.,
sci that the program may be ad
JJepc.rtd of the proceedings will
be made by a competent Stenogra
pher, and abstracts of all papers,
with the discussions, will apiicar
at once, in the leading Medical
We again urge yon to come.
David Pakkw, M, I).
Chrm. Com. of Arrangements.
To which the following reply
Paptca!!, Ky., March 16, 'HI.
Dr. David Harrow, Chairman of
Committee of Arrangements.
My Dear Sir:
l our circular announcing May
27, 8 and Dth as the time fixed for
the Annual Meeting of the Ken
tucky State Medical Society is to
hand, in which you sav, "and, so
cially everything will be done for
the comfort and the pleasure? of
the numbers ''
Does this mean, Doctor, that al
coholic licpiors in any form, will
be a part or that social program.'
1 iln t know that I shall bo
holie liq nora are to be served nfi
art ol the social, or any other
irogram, I shall certainly not be
It in true that in many locali
ties those who use these bevcr
aes step to the front, and claim
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the right of wav in scientinc, as'.i....... ...i,,... ,v ... i i. . . .
well as political orgatuzatiors.
but it is eiiuallv true that those
who do not use them, nor approve
of their use socially have a riht
to silently enter their protest
njininst the ty ranny which seems
to be inherent in their use, and in
the tratlic that 1'iirniflus them, by
absentiurr themselves from the
places and occasions where they
are to be made a part of the social
1 am, my dear Sir,
J. D. S.mi i it, M. D.
To which the following repa
Lkxinotox, Kv., March 17, 'ill.
r. J. 1. Smith, Paducnh, Ky.
J)car I Victor:
Your letter of March liith.just
received. Alcoholic drinks will
lint In' ll slii i i:il ti .'itllri' iil'iillr mi.
We will have a baniiuct on the
night of the tisth of May, and on
that occasion wine will flow freely.
Hope you can be with us.
l'ut, says one, what is all this
There is just this in it. In many
places there are certain privileges
and couitcsics nut extended to the
physician unless be becomes a
member ot one or more medical
( )n lii'i uiiiillir il member hit is
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viviv 4i it' i in r ii null l 1
ti, Ml.,jlcul Swil.,v ,u. is
(Uil,.d, ,o pay his an." ual .lues to
iiiee t the expenses of ihe seieiotv,
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eil' tol lelt Ills lilemoclsllln,
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, wv" V ,u I'11 , '.''"!
ot the saloon, either by u litllc
statcgy or actual majorities,
age to tin list lieiuois into
part of the program at the meet
ings of these societies, and there
by force the sober element out, or
compel them to bo present ami
j thereby endorse liejuor drinking
I and its attendant evils.
I The writer tor otic, stavs nut
and will continue to do so at all
hazards and at any sacrilicv.
Mint impressed mm very
foundiy; and '.vlii.'h he will likely
not forget. An 'eminent physi
cian wrote, and piblished in pam
phlet form, a dot' miso of the use
ot alcoholic li.i..fl as a beverage;
on the plea of tin enjoyment their
use iiflordcd. Ti-.it pamphlet was
thrust into the fa e of the writer
because of the position he occu
pied on the ciict on. It was ac
cepted, care fully" re.id, and the
bro.nl margins ol every pnge cov
ered with critical noten, and the
pamphlet returned to the owner.
The author hint hut one son,
and had raised ar I taught him in
the practice or his pamphlets
This son. pro mbly inheriting
an unstable constitution as the re
sult of the reguli r, but moderate
drinking habit c ' his father, be
came a drunkard ' ntid because of
a remonstrance if his father for
his conduct while 'intoxicated, cent
a bullet criHliin through his own
brain, and appealed in the pres
ence of his (Jod l.r judgment as
to whether he or jiis father was
responsible for th ; act.
The writer has seven eons still
living, all now gipwn.. They are
the indirect, ami the writer the
direct, offspring if a liquor drink
ing ancestry. T; ey have all been
taught to abhor, the' wine cup
above cverythiiif, else; to look
upon it as a deceiver and upon
those who are de ceived by it as
unwise. And y the father of
these young meit all sober; in-
dustrioiis and honorable, is called.1
upon to meet a -body of grave !
medical gentlcniui in the city off
Lexington, and ln them in a
banquet that woi d give the lie to'
the teachings ot is whole life, or j
else be left on tlMtside, and be
branded as an "".social crank.'
True this has t.4unuence '. with
the writer, but i t to with', many t
I lis mind now eMa on A
profession. l'igS SBmbetftrHentneky haa now four Vtrf"
these vouiiir mcl.cKmff'1tem.'dieU4- MMiriMttM OraM -il
BoOer pa IV lit.-,, IrfiVf enierevi die .
medical nrofessioii because of the
supposed honor attached to it.
They have been graduated in the
profession, and then told by their
teachers that they cannot expect
j to receive ltd courtesies unless
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ing of these societies, thev are ile-
bauched bv wiue suppers thrust
upon them by older members, and
sometimes by their teachers, who
know, and ought to do. better.
Frequently the aid of fair
woman is invekod in tiie accom
plishment of this diabolical w ork:
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.111.1 ..1I1IC llll 11! C II J II i:,iiiiis
they extend the wine cup to new
beginners in the school of vice,
others of their victims more ael
vauceel in the curriculum of said
school, arc not infreeitiently to be
found reveling in the near by
ramhlinr he II or brothel. Ami
then, as if to add insult to inury, Keportcr io correct my siate
theso same good women will tf0 ment it what 1 say about it is not !
next day, and e.tl'er charity to the ;
neglected wives, mothers, sisters
ami children of those whom they,
or other women like them, have'
helped to debauch with liquor and
start on the road to ruin.
I fan excuse is asked for the se
verity ot this arraignment, the re
ply is that there is no class of men
on earth who know better the tcr
rihle etlccts of liquor diiuking: and edit u newspaper without say
than the medical protessiou, and ing even us much for Prohibition
no class of people on earth who as many lcinocratk' papers here
sutler half su much from its indi-jdo.
rect effects as women and their T,u. (- ,. rHl)Wll Tiuu, for in.
helpless . Ispr.ng. Hence i.oth- 6t;llRV( ,,iat j, a ,,.,, lVmt.rutit.
ii.H one cue ii.oM ,ee.ie.-s urc-
gard of the common instincts of
humanity couhi loud these two
elements of society to ci'iub'uc
for the purpose of ence uraging
and perpetuating the habit.
It is not necessary for an intel
ligent and observing physician, or
a cultivated lady, to stop to think
of a heaven or a hell, or of future
rcw aids and punishments, in or
der to shrink from such a r.spon-
siiiiiity. It t lie destruction, uu.
cry and w oe, of even the ir far otl'i
kith and kin, brought about by
the habit is not Miilicicnt to deter
t lie-lit . it is not likelv that ev.iii
the contemplation of the joys of
heaven or the horrors nt' hell,
would arouse their blunted se nsi
bilities. 1 Validate eases need desperate
remedies; lu-iice the pointediie
ot this arraignment.
J. 1). Smith.
A It HHlirir.n Jndge Cull t
me nad Tnlkn A front Col. '
A few minutes before I write a
most elegant and accomplished
gentleman that I had never met
before called at my office to pay
me for his paper, and to ticlk with
lie is n Judge who forbears has
practiced law in Washington City,
and of course 1 felt complimented.
He is n reader of The Arena,
and sketched over th'e article of
Kev. J. W. McGnrvey ot our city
in the May issue, that lay upon
my table, with a view to readiug
it more carefully, lie knew of
Rev. McCiarvey, said he was a
scholar and a niancf capacity but
needed a little jpreading out.
The Judge said that the brother
of Col. Ingersoll, over whom the
Colonel delivered that famous
funeral cr.ifior, used frequently to
come to his office and play euchre,
(the Judge clid not play himself)
but, he suid, that the dead iDger
soli was not a man of any tpecial
capacity, but was merely a jolly
rollicking, good natured man.
The Judge is the intimatejH rsonal
friend of llev's Robert Colyer
one of my "Four Kobs" and
David Swing, and has been in the
habit of going fishing with Colyer.
Be says he is a splendid compan
ion. The Judge was born in Maine
and is a good Prohibitionist, but
ho abominates Talmnce and Sam
j0ric. He likes old Brother
Talmage and Sam are mighty
frond Prohibitionists, and -that
f.,ct '-covers a ruultito.de oKaW
with me. but itcoes metoswftJlow
either of them. - : : V. Vp
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Reporter Wot In
ol l.mii-wu ; " 1 lie W ."ji k t, ui imltr-.
vil'.e; ami ''The Repoiter,"
si-t. New York Voice.
All of these except the Reporter
are truly loyal Prohibition papers;
but I do not think that one ought
to claim to be such. Excepting
a series of editorials which have
appeared in the Reporter the pur
port of which is to impress upon
its renders that I am an infidel,
there has not for a number of is
sues been in the Reporter an- al
lusion in any w ay to the Prohi
bition cause, nor to any temper
ance work of any kind, nor do 1
remember to have seen in it any
advocacy of any kind of morals.
To assure the public that I am
accurate in my statement, I hereby
call the attention of the Southern
Journal and off he Worker to the
fact that it will be their duty to
The editor of the Reporter was
in the Confederate army, and his
paper is edited in a Republican
As tar as 1 can determine its
politics it seeing to be 1 einocratic.
Its editor may boa Prohibitum-.
Nt, but I do not sec how a man
can be much of a Prohibitionist
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pa per gives unstinted space to
Prohibition writers, ami many of
the best Democratic pape rs in the
Rlucgrass kingdom give kindly
notice ot Prohibition meetings ami
other Prohibition matte rs as the
Reporter clocs not.
I think it U misleading to allude
to the Reporter as a Prohibition
Its editor says his is not a parti
san paper, and I cannot conceive
.' ot a Prohiliiiiou paper that is not
1 clo nt suppose that the editor
of the Reporter claims to edit u
lie ha show n great opposition
to me and my paper; but ol that 1
do not complain, because I think
that is the editor's idea of religion,
ami there is as good reason to
suppose he is consciencious in
the matter as there generally is in
Yc!i Wl llano
I'.nt yon itnf Mike your choir, Rn J
, j V i A few of the many jrood thins are:
Ncw Ptv!cs, MnrtvTM t a ntrnmn ) n Imniense Stork
lVtect Kiltirf.SPRING JACKETS "KlnR In Price
Lowest Triers.: A , J from J2.80 to S"8.0O
"Tim prorrr fhi'rjr for "PT. A !ZH,'PQ fn Wnrk.
early tyring ami Glimmer." XJJJOlatJJllXVO j tn Colors.
BLACK KMB4jj'.liF.r FICHUES from 2.50 to 10.
CASH.MKKK tV'A-Ifi in Jllnek, White
JJ"'- I We ran mirely save you money on all qualities of
OTTTDiTI .'TATC! Ijicb Ciirtaiim. Their points of excellence ire New
J U XV JL JUA IN O J Designs, (food Qualities, Low Prices. p
Ttf. A fine niyon Portrait Free as soon as your purchases amount to 10.
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Then yon should vo
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AnCIIITECT and SUrEnXlTTElTDAlTT.
16 West Main St., - - LEXINGTON, KY
Represented by J. R. SCOTT.
Wholesale and Retail Dialer in all Kinds of
FURNITURE, CLOCK, PltiTUES, CAPETS. Etc.
Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Psejarts
51 E. Main St., Lexingtonffly.
Kaufman. Straus & Co.,
13 K iST JI.IIX STKEET.
New u'ochIs an-now airivini: daily. I.aci g uinl cmliroiJeries are eruw.lin
our shelves from the luerrnutst to the widest tun I richest patterns. We show
them in all soitsof iimtei lain. A treat for the Indies un.l u ulioiVsoiiic surprise to
these w Iki v'. t our prices on tlieiu. No lu.lv in Lexington, iinticipatiiii; to iiuike
up Sprii'u l iiilerweiir. l hil.lr.'U s or Mioses' Presses cf Wliit (iuoils, can ull'or.l
to iiii-s i xaiiiiiiinif our stock nt' these good.
llarly Sprint; Mooleii Dreiut .Material.
Xnvelly Suitinj;. the larest mnl cihlest of putterns, new entirely tuul pleas
ing t llic eye; prices below actual anticipation, ra mri uf from 5Cc. tu'sl per yard.
A new line nf spriii) bhailes of Henriettas jiibt opeiie.1, new cnlur's, no
change in price in spite of I lie lel.litiniml deity on tin in.
A Nil GOOU8.
Just received iud put in stuck a iiiantity of line Zephyr (.inghains, till new
p.it'enis mid culuriet;, modest pin stripes tend cheeks, Scotch plaids and neat
stripes. Tiny are ipioted at line; we have marked them at L'Oe. per vard. A lull
line ot Press eiinotuiins, in new designs, estimated to be worth lV.; our price
I.ilMl.V .M1M.IS 1.MK1IU1MH SI KCIAI. S.M.K.
forty dozen "'hildien's Muslin Prawers, six h'.itton holes, ptitent'facinc, ut
tee. a pair; worth L'Oc.
Ladies' Mother Mother llnbhaid (i.iwn; yood uuis'iin, well trininu d, at .Vk'.;
they are worth s;ic
I adies' Mulia Prawcis, "Frnii of the Loom" I'ottou, deep hein and tucks
above, ".''e ; wnrtli 40e
Ladies iilkina Skirts, de e p Cumbrie rnltle, at -lUc.;' worth ".V.
New sprim: Mimicry I'oi Ladies un.l tieiils. We were fortunate in seeuriui;
I many eases el I adic' Cotton, Lisle mid silk Muse, in both black and (am y, prior
to tin -"iii into i Heel ol' the ailiiiinistrulivt) bill, and cmr prices thereon w ill
lii.w how tin so eaily puii lui.i ben. lit oar eustoniers.
i Ladies' r. yular made last black flow, reirular jiiiee i:ow Jj.'e ; Wei-till liuve
, them marked .'.V.
I adies' bin. k and colored I. isle Hose, worth We ; we still oiler them at 40c.
I l.ailie' fancy btr pi d tVtton Hose, bimt putteius, coHtiug you now 4e'e.; still
mill ked ut -.
I ('.dual i Tin kit- h l'.ulh Soui, a full do.-n for 50c.; -1711 eilyeerine, ditlerent
, soils ut 4ue-. per box; lvspey's e n inn, (,'emiiiiu uriiele, 1'oc.; Vasiiline, iu bottles,
at ll'.'.; Ainniouiu. for liuiisclioUl piuposes; onlv 10c. per iuurt buttle-,
i iiniJFr.M, crnnus q gd.
nz?n Fen Yc!."
any one of them thould
MAKE YOU HAPPY.
Snrinir Stock la rencJv for vonr lDfioee
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