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Vol. I. -No. 28.
Lexington, Kentucky, SalUrfijy, October 2,"lhf IHOtK
Subscription, $2 a Tear.
In my Iwisnm Knrrowreltfneth,
Snnl and senso are nick with enrew;
Bitterly my heart com (iliii tint li
At tli load it needs must Is-nr.
When our denreat worldly trenur. a
Hrinn us, sorrowing no relief
Then thnt are amid earth's plcnstiro
Honrs n( hitter gloom and jrrlef.
To restore Its wonted RllneR,
On the ocean's sleenintf wave
foavn Oh hearts, these rel wt of stillness,
lloti lor peace beyond the xravu,
A IImoniiilc Nnndny Ncliool
Two or three year In-foro tin;
war 1 was younger thnn I am now,
was bettor looking, fairly glib on
the tongue, had lota of fine clotlieH,
plenty of money, and no poor kin.
Together with dome elegant younj?
ladies and gentlemen I. wan invited
to be the guest of a house in a
eounty of tliU Htate. that wan not
In those days when the aristoc
racy went "railing," they took
. along their great big leather trunks
and HjMMit three or four days.
They went in great big carriages
the stomach of which hung down
with a storage capacity that beat
anything since the days of the Tro
They were ostensibly intended
for only four inside passengers, but
they were al wnys jollier when there
were two girls and a boy on cadi scut
and the boy was sand witched be
tween the girls.
Some times the boy was troubled
to know what to da with his arms,
so as to keep his elbows from both
cring the gir's. -
Some times he wasn't.
The most intimate male acquaint
ance I ever had was one of the
The motor that propelled one of
those big carriages was, among the
very crone dr la cirme, two big
A big negro man on the "box"
outside held the reins, and beside
him sat a colored woman to wait
on the girls.
These carriages left home after
- an elaborate injunction from the
palerfatmlinH to the driver, which
John G. Saxe iias travestied from
Horace. ' . -
Parve, nfimulis ulcre ,
A stage direction of which the core
Don't use the whip, they're ticklish
But whatever you do, hold on to
The injunction was always observ
ed until the driver got out of sight
ot "Ole Marstcr."
The house ami grounds that we
visited in the instance referred to,
was, like Washington, a place of
"magnificent distances" The farm,
and the yard, and the house were
all our a big scale. The dominant
idea in architecture in those days
bad as its model a goods box, with
a porch as high as the house and
about half as big, that was inge
niously constructed with reference
to keeping neither sun or rain oil'
of anybody or any thing.
Had a sort of prophetic archi
tect built a house for a rich Ken
tucky farmer, like a Lexington ar
chitect would now build, one of
these Queen Anne ehop-logie es
tablishments, the farmer would
have thought it fine for the "nig
gers." In such a house as the first we
have described, large and spacious,
and filled with elegant furniture,
books, music, family imrtrnits, Ac.,
with negro slaves, male ami female,
old and young, od libitum, we were
entertained. Kvery meal, set in
the most elegant of china, was a
thef (TvtUPre of the eulsine, and
nuts and raisins, and fruits, domes
tic and tropical, sat around in the
most inviting mylige, In silver ser
vices, to be sampled between
Hut this merely material feature
was the smallest part of the enter
tainment. The host and hostess
were most elegant people, and
dressed elegantly "neat ami not
gaudy," us tin1 monkey said when
he had painted the cat.
There were some hand-tome and
happy looking little boys, children
of these good pooplo. They were
earnestly religious people. The
father was a reading and a think
ing man, and was one of .the first
men that 1 ever heard maintain
some metaphysical views that 1
neither then accepted, nor now ac
cept, but hich have now become
much mo.'o common.
Here the novels place a string
of stars, or nslcricks, as the print
ers call them, and begin the sinpiel
with the words, ' Year have llowu
by." I won't infiingo on their
The other day a man stopped me
on the Court Mouse concrete, l ie
was ragged anil dirty, and so thin
that he uppcarcd not to have bad
nougli to vat. lit) saili "Mr
Moore, I heard nio men talking
against you, yesterday, and I took
your part, f have drunk whisky
until I have been in flic lunatio
asylum. Please give me ten cents
to bnv something to eat.
This man was one of the boys
whose father entertained me as I
have told you.
The day before I wrote this, I
heard, for the first time, aliout ano
ther one of those boys. Ho is the
proprietor of a gambling house and
is just coining money. 1
From n Urunn Daughter or
Barton W. Stone.. . (
Tbo following is from tho wifo
of a prominent banker of Kansas
Mr. Charles C. Moore. Many
pardons nlease. cousin dear, for
toy long silence. Have wanted
to write often, more especially
since the reception of yonr inter
esting papers. I wanted you to
know bow beartilv I endorsed
your sentiments in regard to that
greatest ot all evils, whisky,
f tnn. n in regarded a fanatic in
that channel, but think lean sur
vive the odium attached to it
May God give you strength to
lve clown your assailants anu
aiihh them to see the error of
their woy and tho justice of
yours. ( don't refer to any
lit lo personalities, for those: I of
course know nothing ot them, but
of the cauae I speak. You may
expect severe critcism and re-
(roaches from a bum element,
mt don't let them discourage
you. Keep on the even tenor of
your way and your efforts will
surely be rewarded with success.
I have often wished I was a
thousund strong-minded men,
I would burl thunderbolts of rea
son und logic into the whisky
cliques, cause them to see the
wrecked homes, blasted lives,
bleeding und broken hearts, sub
sides, clouded intellects, etc., they
have caused, and surely tho hor
rible aspect would forever deter
the from their diabolical works.
Tis a great ai;d mighty ques
tion. utl-ri!.L4'Ji.o years to erdr.
cate it; but I firmly believe the
time will come when whisky,
that fungus growth on humanity,
will be a thing ot the past.
My husband is anxious to
know you and wishes to be re
Mollis T. Kidoe.
The Prohibitum Meeting At
Louisville, October 23.
The Prohibition meeting at
Louisville was a regular old time
Methodist love feast. It was
simply grand; but I don't want
to say anything about it until I
can get a whole side of a paper
in the next issue.
lion. Samuel Dickey is simply
royal; and lion. Josiah Harris,
Chairman of tho State board, is
just too ineffably lovely and too
tootor anything less than a col
umn in Brevier.
And then the money and the
schemes we have got to make
things go, you better bet.
There's only one trouble about
it. I had started out to run this
paper the balance of my life, and
intend to live until I am seventy
live years old; but iu ten years
more the whole whisky business
will be swiped out of Kentucky,
and there won't bo any use tor a
Prohibition paper, and I don't
know what l can do the remain
ing fifteen years. Looks like
there's always something to trou
ble a body.
W. V. T. I'.
A word from tho Woman's
Christian Temperance I'niou to
the readers of Tiiu Di.xuic and
Tciuperunce people everywhere,
greeting. Temperance sentiment
is growing iu this State, us shown
by figures und facts ut the last
State Convention, held iu Rich
mond, Ky., on the 1st, Jd und M
of this month, Ji Unions were
represented and 47 delegate pres
ent, as against 111 Unions ut the
ast session. (loou work was
done ut the Convention, and good
reports f roiu every Department ot
work ail over I lie jmuic, especial
ly prison, jail ami ruilroad work.
i. r . .i ... .i.:..i. .c 'i'
It IS IIOl IISIIIll IO VIIII1IV Ol tem
perance) work in these Depart
ments, it is very gratifying to
know that good work is being
done along tlieso hues. Althougl
I ho moo of Richmond did not
tuke the interest iu tho work they
usually do at State Conventions,
tho wonum are wMo awake ami
alert for tlod und Home; und us
the women usually rule, wo hope
much lor hicliiuomj, ami it they
should ever get as warm in tho
tcmpcrcnco cause as they are in
hospitality, they -will become a
power in the Intnl.
Kentucky chivalry and Ken
tueky hospitality ! How I would
like to add to this- Kentucky
totnperanco; and then the old
Commonwealth would stand sec
ond to none in morality.
Hoping for the spread of tern
perance and the success of The
, One of tub Delegates.
Papitah, Ky., Oct. 13; 1890.
Mr, C. C. Moore, Lrringron, Ky.
My Dka rt Sir : Hy reason of
your kindness, and the fact that I
a ..... a
am one ol those "i! amities who
believe it is right, and are willing
to help to "cyclone" the liouor
traffic, not only out of Lexington,
but nut of the State and the Na
tion. I have received your lllue-
Oras.s Ulade, and road, endorsed,
and enjoyed it when on its first,
its second, and now on its third
I send you $2 ti pay f r my
subscription to The Blade, if it
only appears one week or fifty-two,
it is all the same to me. I love
the truth, and find it so seldom
in public journals on the liiptor
question and its methods, I cannot
let it sip from me.
You are aware that the South
ern Journal has assigned and sus
pended. 1 want you to put in The
Blade this week a notice that Hon.
Samuel Dickie, Chairman of the
Prohibition National Convention,
will be at the Filth A venue Hotel,
Louisville, ou the inst., and all
1'rohihitionisM are earnestly invit
ed to meet him there. Matters of
great importance bring him to
Kentucky. Can't you be there'.'
I hope you will.
HEV. IIIItlM W. FORI)
Of CloorKOtoHii, " Prohibition
C'ttiiitldttte for Cmigre from
the AnuImimI DlHlsiol.
Yjcv. lriraiu WrF"(rd is the
Prohibition candidate for Con
gress from this district, thegreat-
est whisky producing regum on
Col. Breckinridge, bis Demo
cratic opponent, has lately, as u
pure gratuity, anu when there
was no apparent reason tor it in
the world, declared himself the
friend, ally and champion ot
whisky, by voting in a minority
of 1G to l)t for the enforcement
of the Original Ptu-kage Bill, the
purpose of which was to force
the liquor traffic back upon the
States from which Prohibition,
in answer to the prayers of wo
men and the tears ot children
had driven this, the most ac
cursed of all traffics, the African
slave trade not excepted, that
ever disgraced Christianity and
Iu opposition to this distin
guished und brilliant, but mis
guided man, the Prohibition
party oilers Kev. c ord, and asks
of the public the minutest in
quiry, not only into his puolio
record ns a loved minister uud a
successful fanner, but ask an in
quiry into the most private de
tails ot his domestic lite, and ins
private reputation among the
large body ot people who know
If anybody can find anything
iu him unworthy iv Christian,
philosopher, preacher, farmer,
politician, business hum, neigh
bor or citizen, all be has to do is
to get his proof and send it to
The Blade, and 1 will promise
to blast him to tho extent of fny
ability; for the Prohibition party
can not afford to have for its
standard-bearer any man who is
not as good us the best of men.
The Prohibition party be
lieves thut the private morals,
and business success und lntegri
ty ot its candidates, is lull y us
important aa their intellect,
learning or gonitis. 'I his party
puts its candidates upon their
1 i i . .iV. l
record, ami it makes ineir recoru
begin the hour they were lnru, if
not a generation or two before
they were born, und th.it record
is never ended until the men
Tho election of Uiraui Kord
over Col. Hroekinridgo would be
worth millions of dollars to the
State of Kentucky iu business,
uud billions of dollars iu morals
und the highest human happi
ness. It would be saying to the
world that the tirea't Nazarene
had again stretched his handover
our sleeping beauty and said,
"I'tititlin i-ii'iii," uud that this
great Commonwealth "Where
1 every prospect pleases and only
man is vi e. ". id ar sen 'to a
senso of her Jrti5ty, ' and was
slinkincr frnm '
, itiiii w iiji
.chcry tha '' is
making her a
ahd a , hy
word among l!
nations of. tint
Men of Kent I
y. u'rouse lrofil
.exingtoh, , re
this. Men of
member the A:
ist' election in
your city. Men
jf Fayette, to
il n el in An
, of the greBt
gust; and won,
, and ot nM
the test the
of your hus-
bauds, fathers, s
, brother ami
o? them to
vote H9 you prt
pray, until you t
tTio- fiSbt to
answer your own
i . ... i
jrayers py me
'-tflOS. . .
A, Local Opli
.Danville, Ky .
n V If lory
cimiiiy voreu on n iui option on
ast Saturday, O.lT. 4th. and . a
grand victory fol Prohibition
was the result, fou J hundred ' and
ninety maioritv. tliwivilln. this
county seat, has bej u a local Op
tion town for the ast fourteen
years, tho effect o ,, which wa
manifested i'i the i.o.; last Sat
urday. There uf about, as
many colored men ced against
licensees there were, whites for, i!'
The preachers, bankers, ami best
citizens' of the towrLi ere1 not ;'a
sharned to be foniur.it the pojlij
buttling against the ewursed traf
fic. That -Old .Wa.- Horse" , of
Prohibition, Gen.' Green Clay
V ,r m - w T-r.
Smith, put iu some-of his; beat
Speeches with fluev 1'ect." CIob'
ing up rrnlay nigh i the Court
House with such fuel..! as G. fA
Dai n to open ttcampuif;q aud Geni
Green Clay Smith close, With
Kev. Pearce, AmoIL Martin.
Lynch, Gillian, Startle, Itust and
Hon. liobt. J. Brceke.-Vtdge to do
the skirmishing, wht lse could
have been tho reult. ;i f.
A. I--rf; t trrrtlVpr W mrTf
I In n I.hI lliiml.
Lkmxutox, Oct. 13, 1 S! 0.
Mr. C. C. Moore:
Will yon permit nv to write to
you'.' I have been reading your
paper, and would like to join you,
if 1 may. Choose ever to do and
try what is the most just and the
most direct. 1 he world was not
made in a day, neither can any
one hope to gain wliat the' de
sire in a day. lie vho is right
and can wait never h.ils. (And I
believe vou to be.v All men
need tho truth as tiny need wa
ter. 1 ruth, the ope:i, bold, hon
est truth, is always the wisest
always the safest for every one,
in any and all cir.MiHstances.
1 ruth is the outwi-rd garment
of good will, in wliieh a man
thinks he can guide others with
out using it himself. (I know of
such a case.)
A truly good man is more than
halt way to beinga Christian, by
whatever name he is called,
I hope your paper will be pub
lished every Saturday.
I'roiii C.mmI ol.l l'a j U
Faykttk Co., Ivy., Oct
K,ihr C. C Mort;
IK'arSir: I cniov n-.ulin
r.luo (irass r.hul.
vcrv iiuu'ii, out
I'.. it. :w 1 titko
lore pajiern Mian I..i reri.l,..Jiav-
lf lost the 't of fie of my eve
I'i'eiitlv. 1 will le .compelled t
rcivutly. J will !' I'onipe
(lisi-oiitiiiiic ollu-r paiV-rs whoa
You liavo in v very lest wiliL'
fur voiir sueee, unl tlie kiicc'ss
ol" i lie cause vou are nolilv al vm at-.
IJiHiT. Mi Cl.AN All AN.
A Sml l.cllfrTliiiMVItM iuOuii
Lcxinirtoii, .t. li IM'O.
DkahSik: I wish I li:ul the
pi ii of it ready wiiVi-that 1 miht
toll you what ;i'i iiulortiitiatu
woman thinks of your piiper. I
had ono yesterday somo ono jifavo
mo, und when I h id iva I it all
over, I riuid in tuy heart, tiod
hlesi that man, he is Inniest in
what lie thinks, an i not afraid to
I wish I emild depict to you my
niieo happy lioiu.', where love,
joy and comfort w ere tlioro, aud
ttll you tho hell ot a home, I
have now. All hecaiise whisky
got into it, sold to tho inmates
of my nouso oy respeciaDio gro
row. No. i You don't have to go
- - - -
t' snlomisfogetit,-but some of
itbe most respectable best patron
ized croccrs of our town sell it,
Cry aloud! Mpare not! You
will got your crown yet. i am
a poor faflen creature, with
nothing to look forward to in
this life. Ho strong in your con
victions, in- your pen, and tho
women of our town, tin wires
of the worthiest, . will reap the
TH liln nnrf tho CJrnr mct
. i'.io Ii'.ol'4 ?.'rhiyuiiiu.
if Amtaorr rwo. missed seeing you
as.w, wanted: you to have the n
eoumsrement that comes from see
ina ail ftklAntcrrined Rebel and
yonpg v Unionist, hand in hand,
Erayinf jb fThe Blue Grass Blade,
lut ;!wt ro' the bcst we. can we
leave oar. niopey, $2,00 each. ,
, ; W. & Rogers ,
u IP : -&,.&' Blank. ,
A hov about 17 years old. .' stout
and.' wjlliag: to, work as porter.
Apply at,jWf;xt nprf Street.
;uf . -.lit V. , , '-,!.
v'iqV) pRESioV.'tooft'fbN'S hottC
AutnUJ IfttThf Hvm mt th Order
t;,k pMlilblOi, Male ot Ltqnor. J. -, .
(Vt(.)Pn.'sideiit VMiirtnij la a' ranch
wiyief man now man no was hi any vimr
Vtnrin th6 Vwiidoti St cwiffniw. ' Ht big
hMWl,- Mrhirh hm btwn a soarce of grst
tmnbW to hint sinew . it w opm&
iHft Vtiiter, i more, thun ver tnmble
boiiw at present, pwing to a rowprowing
out of conflicting authority.' When Mr.
Murtisi uiatle the tnirtnlte of taking out
Kbnrrctmn licnse dust' fall 'he was Cill
UdrM sowverely by public opinion thai
hnrwa )Tit-lleJl; deny Mwponpibility
for y bis uwn;iou.. ;A few days ago,
f i;)4iig to pretturt, he. issued an order
Hat' nc w'inos or liqmn shonld be re
tn'ln'th hyteL"'''' -o '. ' '
' 1 ' Ttu8 iordir raineil a great commotion
mung tlio gutis . who vqnld get little
atiactiUv,iowiuK to'tlie fact thut there
are two iuhu ikiTS of tlio esbiblishnient,
ench' with 'conflicting views as to What
course should be followed. ' One nian
krrr is irt -hnr- f tM cafei tho Other"
rTOi."i-nAr"r'TaeT.ra!f!i- ot luiuuug
rooms, mid Ish mcinU-riif tlm reiil pHtute
firm in wliieli Sevellon A. Drown, chief
clerk of the state d''iiivtment, is a part
ner. This if where tlio political fwitnre
of the controversy comes in. Mr. Mor
ton is constantly bein.ij called npon to
arbitrnte Ixitwi-eu the warring factions,
and finds the task of landlord a more
difficult. one to fill than that of presiding
officer of the senate. He has not yet de
cided whether to uphold the cafe man
ager or th apartment ugent. The order
cutting o J the sale of liquor is said to
Imve leen bronghtalioutby the political
real estate firm.
What caused Mr. Morton tho greatest
annoyance is tho fact that all over the
house there fire removals of people who
binned leases for a year, among the num
ber being Souator fcitewart, of Nevada,
who declares that he will not be longer
bothered by the internecino warfare
which is daily enacted under his very
eyes. Representative Cannou, of Illi
nois, is another of the disgruntled board
em, and he say he will not renew hia
lease under any circumstances. Mean
while tho vice-president has his rooms
daily invaded by irate guests, who wish
to pour out their grievances to him.
Tlio bin uf lha Futhers.
Tho SuuJay Sclioiil Chronicle tells the
following noiuewhat startliug but doubt
leM true fitory: "A temperance lecturer
v;i prouchiug on hU favorite theme.
'Now, hoy, when I ak yon a question
you must uot be afraid to speak np and
uiiHwer me. When you look uround and
see all these tine houses, fariun and cut
tlo do you ever think who owns them all
now? Your fathers own them, do they
in t? 'Yes, Bir.' iihonted a hundred voices.
Where will your fathers be in twenty
years? 'Dead,' nhouteil the boys. 'That's
rio'ht. Ami who will own this property
thi n?" 'Us boys,' shouted the urchins.
'Uitflit. Now, tell me, did you ever iu
, a,.lls K.un-iuu uroun.l the publiu
j a.Kr. wnitiu for jsoiuo ouu to treat
'Y.s, sir; lot of them.' Well,
going nlongtue street notice tne uiluiK-
to treat them
Ys, nir; lots of them.' 'Well, wher
will they be in twenty years from uow?"
'1'eail,' exi-l 'ined tho bovs. 'And who
will do dm 'karils then?' 'V boys.'
Every Issly was thunderstruck. It sound
ed awfully! It was auful, but it was
The .r. ut T Mskr.
There isitcomplitiut about tuxes. The
Kt'eut taxes are local taxes, which are
wholly under your control. Thosw taxes
are largely imposed to support poor-
houses, und those poorhouses would uot
h.ive so many inmates hut for the liquor
tralhe. It is the liquor dealer who raises
vour taxes. - Kx-Keuutor Warner Miller
in uddn-ss before Agricultural Society
of Delaware eeunfy, ut IVlhi, N. V.,
l Uu lulu W. V. T. I .
Those who talk about the V. V. T. U.
tk-ing demoralized" should read the
reHrt of the guins made in Maine
the put two years. In there was a
totl gain of una, uud iu a gain of
UJu; total, l.:t.'lJ. I'letty good for a so
ciety that is going to pieces. There are
uow Kiweeii three and four thousund
members in the state.
ToUtoi's l.ilcnt crusu'lo is suid to be
against tobacco und ulcohol. It is stated
Unit he has a work ueut ly ready tor the
press in which he strongly inveighs
auiust gluttony, and shows iu a vivid
wanner the eltect of uuiootics and iu
toiicatiu driuluou the kuuiau sjrsteui.
We want YOU
mm k Hii,
3XTo. "7 West IKALelItx St.
is the best
Fancy Dry Goods and Notions
Read the following quotations:
' . ' , Perfect fitting Jackets, new
; ; J (styles, from $3 60 to $6.00 '
r?r(1 r"7r in Black Embroidered Fichus
IfLU LJIn-JiJ Wom $2.&0 to ftlO.OO
CiZmZ'3 Crjll CwIIIiZaiSf the best stock we hare ever
showrl, andat pricea that will sarprise you,
r.'-.:n Lzz:3 cd EiztzzltZtZzi, th most com.
plete and carefully selected stock in the city. '
Crm!7wZa a large stock of
Lwdies, Gents and Children' sizes.
ElTZ in bur line at the-lowest possible price, considering
qualities. - We sell you 8 spools Clark's 0. N. T. Cotton for 10. cents
2 spools Belding's Sewinff Bilk, for 15 cents. Twist 2 cents. Tape
9 fof , 5 cents. Come' ana Bee our bargains. Dont forget the place.
V TAYLOR & HAWKINS,
THOMPSON & BOYD,
FINE SADDLES & HARNESS,
RACE AND TROTTING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY.
No.; 53 BAST MAIN STREET,
' LEXINGTON, KY:
' .. ' WV !J VU . 4 i A ' W '' 1 1 1 1
C03IIN1 TIIUOUOII TIIK ltYlC!
This is a livini: ill astral ion of the advisability when you can't do any better
of "coming through the rve" fi a suit to
bathing. It is a postme tilessn g to lose a
bi tter one ior I.V0O ut the
One Price Clothing House,
M. KAUFMAN & CO-,
.11 Fiil Main Ntri't'i,
New Post Office Drug Store
COR. MAIN and WALNUT STS., LEX,
K. I. SAYKK
J. W. SAYKK.
D . A.
A lieiieral Ituuk'uiK Itiminess Transaeted.
Hons aud all Correspondence.
to know that
place to buy
7 Cashmere Shawls, in Black,
White and Colors.
medium and heavy weights in
repluee tho one stolen while you are
suit when you can suosinute tor.u a luueu
K. D. SAYKK, Jh.
Special Attcutiou given to Collec-