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Vol. II. -Ko 34.
Lexington, Kentucky, Saturday February 20. 1892.
Subscription, $2 a Tesr
Prohibition ud Woman Suf.
Crate Make a Urand Stride
Elsewhere in this issue is an ac
count of the meeting of all the re
form parties at Chicago on Janu
It ia the grandest move forward
that haa ever been given to Pro
hibition and Woman Suffrage,
not even excepting the decision
of the Supreme Court in favor of
Prohibition. If these resolutions
are adopted by the St Louis Con
vention on the 22nd of February,
4.1 - i . -
were ia a ngnung cnance tor a
Prohibition president in 1892, and
almost a foregone conclusion that
we will have one in 1896.
If they are not adopted at St
Louis, it ia almost certain that the
Peoples party will split and the
Prohibition element in it will join
the Prohibitionist, and there is a
atrong probability that the Prohi
bition element in all of the others
, will split off and come to Prohi
tition. I heartily endorse the resolutions
that the Chicago Conference
. recommended, with a little expla
nation that I will make about the
woman suffrage plank in proprio
, The first resolution is against
the present system of National
The system is wrong because it
ia extortionate, and the people
allow the extortion because they
do not understand it or can not
A national banker or a 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 collat
eral upon which to borrow money
from the government, . and he
lends the money thus borrowed
lioraajuight per cent.
J. be individual who borrows
money from that bank has to pay
the banker eight per cent for his
money, and also has to pay the
government, in taxes, his pro rata
of four per cent for that money,
making in all twelve per cent that
the bank gets. But, whether or
not he ever borrows a dollar from
any bank, he is compelled, by
taxes, always to pay to the gov
ernment his pro rata of the four
per cent, that the national banks
get on their investment in bonds.
The country is full of national
banks, and they are almost inva
riably doing well. It is simply
because the people are taxed to
The second resolution says "the
saloon is the greatest enemy of
reform;" and demands its sup
pression; and while not- so full as
the planks of the Prohibition
National platform on that point is
"simply a concise expression of the
The third resolution favors the
government control of railroads,
and the ownership of them if that
proves to be desirable. It is good
and I am in favor of it
The fourth resol ution is opposed
to alien ownership of land, and
wants a "reasonable limitation
upon the amount of land that may
be owned by a corporation or in
dividual" This is indefinite,
though I am satisfied there is no
harm in it. It may be difficult of
application. There is nothing in
it that antagonizes the National
Prohibition platform, and I am,
under those circumstances, in
favor of adoDtine it. as a matter
The fifth, and last, of the reso
lutions is "that we favor municipal
suffrage for women, with an edu
I am in favor of just as broad a
suffrage for women as for men, or
a little broader for the women if
possible; but municipal suffrage is
that part of it which is specially
against the saloon, and therefore
the kind most needed; a'nd, as the
resolution does not limit the suf-
fraee to municipal, I am in favor
of its being endorsed by the Pro
hibitionists in the convention of
all the reform parties at St. Louis
on February 22nd.
Mrs. Helen M. Gougar bitterly
opposed the resolution because it
is only for municipal suffrage, but
I believe she is mistaken in that
view of it. and I am satisfied that
we can trust Miss Frances E. Wil
lard not to compromise Woman
l believe tnat it would De an
advance of the woman suffrage
idea to have the Prohibition party
make a plana at its national con
vention in St Louis, June 21st
adopting unqualifiedly "munici
pal Buffraere for women, with an
educational Qualification." rather
than to leave universal suffrage for
women, subject to the decision of
tne individual states, as it now
stat as in tne .National rrohibi
I think that general suffrage for
women would, necessanlv ensue
in a very short time after they
earned mumcinffl snfrraire- anri
that to take the mnnicinal "half
loai wnile we could pet it won Id
be the quickest way to get there,
ana get tne other halt.
All of the Reform Parties at
the Cbicage Conference De
clare for Prohibition and
On Wednesday, January 20. in
Chicago, was held a conference
including prominent representa
tives 'of the Farmers' Alliance,
the Woman s Christian Temper
ance Union, the Greenback fac
tion, the National Reform party,
V, - t I J A. TT
Labor party. Miss Frances E.
Willard presided. In her opening
address she developed the scheme
in band, which was in effect to
form a union of all the reform
elements of the country. She in
dicated in plain terms, however,
that this meeting was only for con
sulfation, and no one would be
bound by the action taken.
Prof. Dickie said he could not
speak officially for the Prohibition
party and pledge its fealty to the
new party; but be thought those
present could compare notes - and
ascertain how the various reform
ers could get together on a gen
Mr. De la Matyr declared that
for these organizations to longer
remain apart and act independ
ently would be almost criminal.
"Our enemies are united and we
are divided," he said. "In Ohio,
he added, "the sentiment jf the
people is for Piohibition."
Mr. Taubeneck asserted that
the next platform of the People's
party would be shorter than the
one adopted at Cincinnati.
Prof. Miller of Chicago, repre
sented the National Reform party,
explained the objects it has in
i t . . 1.
view ana aavocatea a union oi an
Ueii. Weaver, f Iowa, spoke at
some length, favoring the plan,
and also for a platform containing
prohibition, declarations on land,
money, transportation and woman
suffrage, clasping them all with
the white ribbon.
The Prohibitionists declared
subsequently that "Prohibitionists
can not favor any platform which
does not pronounce against the
When the joint conference was
reassembled there was a renewal
of the discussion as to what should
go into the platform.
following is the address as
finally adopted without dissent:
1 he undersigned expressing a
concensus of opinion of an in
formal voluntary gathering of
members of the Peoples party, the
Prohibition party and the Nation
al Reform party, held the 27th of
January, 1892, at the bherman
house,Cbicago,arrogating to them
selves 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 absolute necessity
which exists that the people rising
ud in their primal capacity as citi
zens aud voters should wrest the
government of the State and the
Nation from those who have so
long misgoverned both, hereby
put forth the following sugges
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 behalf of
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
country, and such money should
be a full legal tender tor all debts
both private and public.
2. That the saloon is the great
enemy of reform in these matters,
As the chief foundation oi corrup
tion in our politics we denounce
its pernicious influence upon our
country and demand its suppres
3. All means of public trans
portation and communication
should be controled by the gov
ernment to obtain tor all the
people equal and equitable ad
vantages in such services and i:
the effort to so contrail said means
of transportation and communica
tion shall prove impracticable then
we favor government ownership
of the same.
4. That we are opposed to
speculation in land and alien
ownership of the same and we de
mand a reasonable limitation of
the amount of land that may be
owned by a corporation or indi
5. That we favor municipal suf
frage for women, with an educa
Ignatius Donnelly, E. J. Wheeler,
Frances E. Willard, J. B. Weaver,
G. M. Miller, E. EvanB
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 Hi
Judge Morton Awfully off on
Judge I am for you, old pard;
and that last .Lexington lnstuction
to the grand jury is almost as good
Prohibition as if I had done it
myself. But Lord man, that was
an awful bud break yon made on
I believe you are saying the
best things ot any man in author
ity, in Kentucky. Of course we
don't expect you to get away up
to Bro. McGarvey and me two
distinguished divines all at once;
but you are getting there all the
But let me tell you my dear
brother, you went out of your
way to make just a little "slam
against woman suffrage in that
instruction, and if Mrs. Josephine
K. Henry could reply to what you
said about it, there simply would
not be a grease spot ot you lett
Your argument would not hold
corn shucks, much less water.
You state that ninety persons
have been indicted for violation
of the liquor law and then you
"Ihere are twelve women
among this number. This is a
heavy slam against the doctrine
that woman suffrage will cure the
In the old Ray's Arithmetic
that I used to study that Bro.
M. Overstreet says is the only
infallible book in the world 12
from 90 leaves 78. Now fix that
np according to the "double rule
of three" some how, and if twelve
women violating the law is a slam
against woman suffrage, don't the
fact that seventy-eight men violate
the same law slam against man
suffrage just six and a half times
Yon shot at a deer and killed a
calf. . You meant to say that it
was a "heavy slam" against man
1 am tor you as I said, and 1
am not going to let these Prohi
bition cranks bounce you, and 1
aint a going to let the women get
their fingers into your wool; out
if you are going to do any of that
kind of Prohibition talk you
might as well let woman suffrage
go along with it from the begin
ning; for they are Jinks of the
same sausage, and if you think you
can talk Prohibition and leave
woman suffrage out in the cold,
you will find you will have to go
back and do it all over again.
1 know you bad iiiditor Cald-
well and Alderman Treacy ready
to go to jail here once, for a libel
ous imputation of injustice to you,
and the Governor pardoned them,
but 1 don't 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 fine
and elegant and comfortable as
that jail, and I would like to try
it, and have the state pay my
board, and have the "flower
commission" furnish me nosegays
from .bell s, aud then I could say
what I please about the toughs
and they couldn't get me.
15 ut what 1 was going to say is
that it looked a little tight on my
friend Davidson to score it into
him like you did about that
"three indictment" business, and
leave his pard, Bro. Alford, the
Lieutenant Uovernor, out in the
cold like you did, when they were
both indicted. '
You have worn your ermine
just as immaculately as the pro
verbially clean little 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."
Parte, Texas, Wants to Hear
About Paris, Kentucky.
Paris Texas, Feb. 2, '92.
Editor Blue Grass Blade,
Sib Will you send me a halt
dozen copies of your paper of Jan.
23, 1892, containing the article in
reference to the Christian church
or J. B. Sweeney and oblige
A. T. Odkneal
It had thirty cents in it, but I
had to send that and a lots of
others hack who sent for that
issue, because they were all soon
I believe I will print the whole
Paris business in a "tract," and
just knock out that church. The
average Prohibition tract is too
&ba-trad. You just give me the
con-trad, and I wont re-trad and
I will get up something that will
tit-tract, and I will run that Paris
shebang worse dis rac-ed than
that fellow there said I was.
Write me and tell me how
many tracts, at a cent a piece, you
will take that will contain the
whole Paris racket everything
that I have printed about it.
Many of the Prohibition "tracts"
and "bombs" are about as effectual
as the Pope's bull against the
comet. But if you will agree to
take enough of my tracts to pay
for the priuting of it, I will show
you that the "Christian" Church
at Paris Kentucky, is the back
bone of the damnest infamy that
ever disgraced civilization, and I
will do it by producing the writ- i
ten testimony of men and - women
in full fellowship in that church
"Silver and Gold Have I None,
but Such as I Have Give I
Harrodsbuko Ky , Feb. 3, '92.
Charles C. Moore, Esq.
Dear Sib I feel that I am
greatly indebted to you, but have
no other way of liquidating it ex
cept by writing to thank you for
the enjoyment and benefit I de
rive from reading your paper.
i am with you, and sympathize
with you in the great cause in
which you have taken so active a
part, and in the valiant attacks
you have made on the common
By the common enemy, I mean
the concentrated damnation dis
tilled from the scum and offal of
hell, for the destruction of human
ity and damnation of souls.
When men become so degraded
that they will put themselves to
infinite labor and expense to make
such ruinous stuff their names
should be written in red on the
murderer's list. And yet how
much more terrible it is to think
that men will so abuse themselves
as to peddle this damnation out
over the counter at so much a
t.. ii:. , i it .,
people are said to be the powerVVr I01?,8 ior one 7?'
the oply th?ng for thcafto dsuie-WUf aJither dbllar foi-myeelf fci
ju lujo wuuuT wuero luoc., A, - , -
blot the whole
ole liquor traffic out
f. and make it a thing
of the past.
W ith whisky on one end of the
plank and politics on the other
see-sawing up and down on the
great mass ot humanity as i cen
ter of balance, we are indeed in a
Whisky is the General-in-chief,
the great king serpent of all the
devil's forces on earth. When we
meet a venomous serpent in the
path we don't go around to our
neighbors and complain what a
nuisance it is. W e don t say to
it, "Ugh! you are a nasty look
ing thing; I don't kke to look at
you; you go away. We don t 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 dis
turbed you too long I will close
asking you to remember that I am
with you tooth and nail. .
V. P. Smith.
I print this as a sample of the
righteous indignation against the
liquor infamy, that is growing
bigger and stronger every day, all
over this country.
Just a few days before this gen
tleman writes to me Judge Jere
Morton, a roan who hag voted for
Democracy all his life, and can
not be supposed to be infected with
the Prohibition mania, said to a
Lexington grand-jury that of the
indictments brought into his
court there were ninety for law
lessness and crime growing out of
the liquor traffic and that these
ninety were three-fourths or four
fifths of all the indictments that
had been brought in. Then he
rebuked the people of Lexington,
by telling them that the only man
out 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
lected to be Mayor of the city. .
ibinlc ot it men oi .Lexington.
who claim to be decent and moral,
and who have sons and daughters.
thing ot it, you presidents and
professors of our colleges, who are
inviting the youth of the land to
come here and live, and breathe
the moral atmosphere of this place
unui ineir educations are com
Wont you be disgraced, and
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 ot .Lexington?
The peels of the funeral bells of
members of our most prominent
families, old and young, that were
killed by. whisky, have barely
died away in your ears, an d crime
and misery in every con livable
shame is daily reported to you,
and Judge Morton, a Democratic
leader, tells you three fourths or
four fifths of it is from the liquor
You know that as soon as the
liquor traffic is suppressed' in
Fayette county, and this city, that
the best people from all over the
country will crowd here to live
r i j j- ..i i ! i i
adu euucaie ineir cnuaren, auu
that the brutal faces ot the gam
blers that disgrace the streets with
their presence will leave here. Is
it all that a true gentleman is
called upon to do simply to vote
against this one man and this one
Democratic ticket that is presented
Surely not. You must not only
vote against it, but you must talk
against it and denounce it. Make
he whole liquor business mfa
nous, until every man who is
engaged in it can only walk these
streets the object ot the contempt
ot every good citizen who sees
"uim and knows him.
About that Mailing; Machine.
Pillab Point, N. Y., Jan. 19, '62.
C. C. Moore, Lexington, Ky.
. Please find enclosed $1.00 which
i donate for your mailing machine
I like your editorials because
you hew to the line. That's what
: J. Gould.
i I have not kept an account of
what I have received for the mail
ing machine. But would guess in
found numbers to this date (Feb.
4,) about half as much as it will cost.
But I will have one anyhow.
"I am with yon on that Million
t Vote Pledge."
' Eablingtoit, Ky., Feb. 4, 1892.
C. C. Moore, Esq.
llvA-o .QrD Vtrt nrill GnA An
Closed check for $2.00 for which
rvoa will Diease send tne
onths. : (
1 don . n?w JD8t whfn m7
time expired, but I want this to
pay irom that time. 1 am no
richer now than when I subscribed
at the poor man's rate, but your
paper is worth twice as much as I
thought it possibly could be.
I am with you on that "Mill
lion vote pledge."
W. J. Dulis.
Rev. ImA. Culler of Ricmond,
Virginia, says Hypocritical
Christians Killed Fred
(From part of an article in People's
Friend, Manchester Va.)
The Guide says: "Most brutal
and bloody murders occur all over
the state nearly every week. We
have them in Louisville very fre
quently." But besides this, acci
dents the results of drunkenness,
or whisky drinking, are of fre
quent occurrence. Think of the
death of young Fred Henry of
Kentucky. lie and two other
newspaper men and the engineer,
killed, by the train running
through an open switch, left open
by a drunken man! His father
and mother, distinguished and ele
gBfit people, suffering what can
ntt be told and only the heart can
feel, and their souls refusing to be
comforted. Who killed Fred
LL-nry? The whisky traffic. Who
killed him? The political parties
that support and defend the ex
ecrable liquor trade. Who killed
him: lhe Legislature that
passed the law granting the sale
ot intoxicating liquors for money.
Who killed him? lhe voters who
authorized their representatives to
Eass that iniquitous law. Who
illed him? The hypocritical
church members, who vote for li
censing the sale of intoxicating
liquors, or vote tor a political
party that throws the protection
of -the law around this accursed
Where art Thou, Bro. WlnsIowT
Here's Another Fellow After
Tour man Keeley.
(From the Medical Brief.)
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
humbug equal to the nocn cure
for consumption. Two or three
of the patients who have spent f rom
$300 to $500 each for the gold
cure, without benefit, have come
under my observation, l am pos
itive that there is not a grain of
bichloride of gold ever used in the
treatment. It is simply a daily
reduction of the use of the drug
until they are tapered off. Then
the strongest tonics are admin is
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 regarded as on
the road to health. Any physi
cian can treat these habits just as
successfully as KeeW. All the
chloride ot gold in Christendom
would fail to cure in some rases.
The love of the "crater" is too
strong, and its soothing influence
too captivating to be resisted.
A. R. Bodley, M. D.
In the Blade is the advertise
ment of a Keeley cure at Cynthi
ana. It is put there by the busi
ness management of Bro. Neal.
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 wlfy puts in the
advertisement, must assume the re
sponsibility of it. I will not.
Gives the Blade Taffy and Hits
Stanford a Swipe.
Millersburq, Ky- Feb. 2, '92.
ifr. C. C. Moore.
Dear Sir You will find en
closed $1.00 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
word, strictly honest, and is above
playing Stanford with you.
lhe made is double- edged,
very sharp, cuts right and left,
very pointed, and is no respecter
of persons but is a respecter of
character. It exposes the corrup
tions of the political parties and
office holders. It also unveils,
and brings out of darkness into
light, the bidden cloven toot of
the different churches. I wish
the Blade could be read by every
family in the state. Don't fail to
send paper to T. II. Collier of this
Thomas J. Shipp.
A "Freelhlnklng" Editor Sits
Down Between two Stools.
Uncasviixi, Cos. Feb. 2, '92.
Publisher of the Blue Grass
Blade. Your paper haa been
coming as an exchange to the En
sign, but the latter being discon
tinued I must ask you to stop the
Several temperance papers
larger than the Ensign exchanged
with me, but never a Freethought
paper, although I was champion
ing x reethought.
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 1
J, W. Fitch.
Bro. Fitch began the Ensign as
a Prohibition paper and sent to
me to exchange with him. I did so
with pleasure and wrote some
thing commendetory of him, in
He then soured on Prohibition
and announced that the Ensign
would thereafter be run as a "free
thought" paper. I noted the de
parture and expressed my regret
in the Blade, and he quit sending
me the Lnsign.
And now comes the abote.
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-
tbinking " brother is doing the
A PostmaMter Friend to the
Yarsalton, Ky., Feo. 3, '92.
C. V. Moore.
Dear Sir Enclosed please find
my check for $4.00 tor your paper
as follows: $2 OU lor Mrs. i horn-
ton Moore for one year, $1.00 for
M. L. Yeary for six months, and
$1.00 to Lige Stamper for one
Send ail to this office. 1 don't
ask any commission as postmaster,
as the beneht your paper is to the
reader will more than repay any
Send copy this week.
FOR THE SPMOG!
IN SMALL AND LARGE CHECKS. IN WIDE AND NAR
ROW STRPES. IN PLAIN GOODS, NEW, PRETTY.
Pretty little edges in Swiss and Nainsook. Insertions to match all
edges. Handsome Match Sets in Nainsook, etc Hamburg, all
widths and qualities.
Torchons, Smyrnas, Medicis, new and pretty. Match sets ia hand
some qualities. Valenciennes, carefully selected stock, new patterns.
IN LOW PRICES WE LEAD THE WAY.
TAYLOR & HAWKINS
No. 7 West Main Street, Lexington, Ky.
BAKER & BROS.,
No. 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Carriages, Buggies Fhsetons etc.
Repairing promptly doao aad oa reaooaahle Ilia
They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS
We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand.
The Largest House, the
Largest Business (in Our lane in
. Central Kentucky.
If yoa need anything in our line dont buy until you havo looked throaaa
We are "leaders" in correct styles and low price.
Farmers are especially invited to make headquarters with oa when in towa.
WILSON & STARES,
62, 64 and 66 E. Main Street.
Kaufman. Straus & Co.,
12 EAST MAIS STREET.
New goods are now arriving daily. Laces and embroideries art
crowding our shelves from the narrowest to the widest and richest
patterns. We show them in all sorts of materials. A treat ior the
ladies and a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices oa them.
No lady in Lexington, anticipating to make np Spring Underwear,
Children's or Misses' Dresses of White Goods, can afiord to miss ex
amining oar stock of these goods.
Early Spriag Woolen Dress XateilaJ.
Novelty Suitings, the rarest and oddest of patterns, new entirely
and pleasing to the eye; prices below
oOc tofi per yard. A new line ot spring anadea ot Henriettas just
opened, new colors, no change in price in spite of the additional duty
WAS II GOODJS.
Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ging
hams, all new patterns and coloring,
Scotch plaids and neat stripes.
marked them at 20c per yard A full line of dress Ginghams ia
new designs, estimated to be worth 15c; oar price is 10c
LADIES' Ml'SLlX IWDEKWEAB SPECIAL SALE.
Forty dozen Children's Muslin Drawers, six button holes, patent
facing, at 10c a pair; worth 20c.
Ladies' Mother llother Hubbard
at 55c; they are worth 83c.
Lakies' Muslin Drawers, "Fruit
and tacks above, 2'2c; worth 40c.
Ladies' walking skirts, deep
New Spaing Hosiery for Ladies
securing many cases of Ladies' Cotton, Lisle and Silk Hose, in both
black aud fancy, prior to tne going luto efiect ot the administrativs
bill, and our prices thereon will show how these early purchases bene
fit cur customers.
Ladies' regnlar made fast black
still have them marked 25c.
Ladies' black and colored Lisle
them at 40c.
Ladies' fancy striped Cotton
40c; still marked at 25c.
Colgate Turkish Bath Soap,
different sorts at 42c per box; Espey
Vasaline, in bottles at 10c; Ammonia, for household purposes; only lOo
per quart bottle.
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BAKER and BR03
Largest Stock and the
actual anticipation, ranging from
modest pin stripes and checks.
They are quoted at 30c; we have
Gown; good muslin, well trimmed
of the Loom" Cotton, deep hem
Cambric ruffle, at 49c; worth 75a
and Gents. We were fortunate in
Hose, regular price now 35c; we
Hose, worth 60c; We still offer
Hose, hoot patterns, costinz you now
a fall dozen for 50c; 4711 Glycerine
s Cream, genuine article. 20c;