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Nan hone VrrMW Sawlii .
I most heartily endorse the let tor and spirit til' the oiiiinuiii.'n tion, in this issue, from Dr. "Smith, of I'inlncnh to lr llurow, ('liairtnnn of (.'otuiiiittce of Ar rnnircnirnt in this city. Not to use any circumlocution about it, nil the dwtors in town,; and the couulry circumjacent re fixing t.i get drunk here on Mnv' 27lh. That'i" just l!e size of it. They are going to have a big biiinpn-t nnd have liquor, and nearly every son of Ilypoerntcs, ('nlcn, Eculu pins or w hoever it is, that' the daddy of all tin? doctors, will pet drunk, and some of them will be "stcpulht In r!o." Of eon rie they will not ndniit that, but they are going to have M'ine, and they will nearly every one drink it, and it will make all of them more or less drunk,exect oncor two in stance, in which the parties are old whisky soaks to whom w ine Would be almost like water. I think this is not only un becoming, but that these gciitle mcn have no right to do this These gentlemen have been en trusted, to n great extent, with the lives ofthe people. There are prominent railroad corporations that will not emplor any man in any position that fs at all responsible, who uses any liijuor. These same physicians thut will drink w ine at this ban quet will commend these railroad corporations, aiid yet they propose in this prominent nndomeal man ner to put themselves into a con dition where their profession tells them that they are intellectually and physically incompetent to discbarge their duties, and where they will by their example en courage that which their special skill tells them is, more than any dozen diseases in this country, tainting not onlythe physical but the moral nalure of men. I never was at an editorial as sociation, but I understand' thut at their last meetings they have declined to have any lhjuon, be cause they thought it was unbe coming. If all the preachers in the country should have a big meeting here and all get on a big jamboree, it would be exceedingly unbecoming; but drunken preach- j ers and drunken editors both arc not so dangerous citizens as drunken doctors, who have the lives of the people in their hands. I believe that physicians as a class ore the incest men of any one railing. In the whole city "bf Lexington, I can only recall one who is a black sheen in the lot. They are cs a class, too culti vated and two refined to require to be reasoned with in a matter of this kind. They are, on the other hand, the verv men to whom society has a right to look for a correction of the very evil i i, ii j jx.,...;.. ti... know that in the higher clas.es of w , "l,0llt "amCS T'e , " society, nearly all ot the instances 0l,eoi '?.n was the Kev. of ruined young men, had their I)r- Huser, n IVesl.yteruin minis start right in such occasions asT of.! tl,"s nt IIe d,,,,eJ ! thisven- thing these gentlemen ltu.ko,: 'O' writing on the margin are nroposin"-. ; a halt doen words that were so ,r,- , ',"' i ,. A J reasonable and kind and sensible The low born and uncultivated am Kt.Iltk,)iailIv tljat Iny Very and uneducated very naturelly go hi h j fof 't,i0 .ntleman fs to the saloons the very first s ep ; the lIimmyR,l. of their downward career, but Tt- r,f ,v x-lt,a nnr .4iih, ti nwmli ..-..II . f. . M . . I ....-i..l 1,1 r""- men w ho would no ashame neu to ne . . l . . .ii.. V"V. . r,V" "1 "'V conducted for drinking purposes, vyould be intlueuecd to indulge la.uors by seeing o highly resi.ee- wn.euuoujr u ei-ui.ua-ui. nhysicians-who are supposed to u - .l"ior any otl whether there is any clunker in liijuor thus publicly, by their example, encourage its use. Lexington has had some fright ful instances of what whisky can do tor the medical fraternity; and I suiiDose that nearly all of it started in the use of fapiors in tho , , -l . . , i ...v. ..... i-v cians now propose to use it. lien i nrst came io vexing ton, nearly twenty years ago, 1 selected as my family physician the man who had had the greatest opportuneties for knowing his iirofession in the finest schools of iUrovc. I went one night for him in a great hurry for my dangerously ill ' child. I found him, after great do-1 lay, in a club room at the l'luenix Hotel 1. I Years ago he died a drunkard. ' I saw it was injustice to my family to employ such a man, and selected what I thought was the next most skilled in his profes sion, and was told that he was a heavy drinker, as I suhseijuently found to be true. In the past few years the phy-( sician ot the city who hud the largest practics in it, began wiuo drinking, and iu a short time was ill an ineoruie asyiuui aim then in a luuutic asylum. Three ' other doctors that I now recall lave died here from whisky drinking within n few year, and another one, as kind a hearted man as I ever knew is wrecked in fortune and profession because he wns the victim of the liquor ap petite. The pl.ysh inn who was prob ably the most popular one that ever lived here died from drunk enness1 Under the circumstances I can not well conceive of anything that would seem more innpi r priatc than that the physicians of ibis city should invito' their brethren from all over the state to come here with the expectation of making liquor drinking one fea ture of their entertainment. M.i jo Would flnl Oilier Should do I'm Ton. Yon never heard nic, orally or in writing, ask anybody to take the Iilade, and I do not claim for my paper, like editors generally do for their papers, tln't it is an institution that the public is un der moral obligations to support, and something that no well regu lated family can a 'lord to do without. On tho other hand I see things in licarlv every isne of it that I do not approve of. Thev look so')'0"- much worse in print than they do "'1 hough we do not sanction in pencil mark when 1 write them the of slang and the conse that I am unable to gauge them "cllt marring of the beauty of ,.j,,,ti I pure English diction, it seems rFact is I am incapable of mak-'that Kentucky U'' &e. ing the conventional, and perhaps proper, discrimination between things that nrc equally true. There is only one favor that I ask of the public, and that is that j stirred up on syntax and the i.li when niv paper comes to you, vou osyticrncies of the American Ian will cither take it and pay mo'for PJe yon will find I'm light it, or drop me a postal telling ine.n'ng. that vou intend to pay me for it at some reasonably early date, or that you do not intend to take it, or you can just decline to take it out of the oiliee; in which case it is the duty of the post-master so to inform me, But to let your paper run on for months without saving any thing about it, gives me troub! unit lneritl Vftlielifii Pl-Atl tlxillirh I - you may intend to pay for it. But to let it run on for months and then write me a note abusing me about my religion, or irrelig ion as you may prefer to call it, and not pay me either, is a little rough on me. It took me two dajs to write the wrappers and address the pa pers of my last is-ue, and I want to save that labor hy Using a mail ing machine and printing your; names on the papers. Uut I do' not want to incur the expense of: putting your aduivsses in type mi-1 less I have reason to believe that you are going to pay me. All the tune either at my own suggestion or that of others, new names are going on my list. Last anybody else's, to ask why he doe ..... ' U(jt wa))t tu, jt ni jiavp been because he disked the tone of jt Mf j(,cansc lc iM mt Jave the money to s.m.e to i.ay for it, I p ,,e dUfrt haQ rea(1 h orjust didn't want it, on general , priucilll?((. Any of thosc ?eils0U8 any other reasons, or no rea son at all, a.'e equally satisfactory to me. it you tuinu you can t stop my paper without saying something hard about me, why just lire into me with both barrels and say it; but at any Mo ldeaso stop it if tviimiv iiwv niiiiiii; iw 'til lilt ioi Will nwth mttr vi'i'l i Iwr T Tint' mo 4jti .,t, or to tell me that you are going 'to do it. I You i an see the stylo of it in almost any number, and if you don't like it you need not let it come to you with the expectation that it's going to get any better, ! for it's just as apt to get worse as to get better. Jut! a Lillle Mice or I.vx Jail oiiIm. Although lint suiietimiiiiK the use of slaiix siul eoiihcciie nt inurriux of the hemity in pure Kii'lisli diction, yet it does seem that Kentucky Ins needed just such a writer us ClunK C. Moore, to handle the w I. inky (U stioii. The lihelc i icuIcB ipiitc u hrvi.e iimonjf tothly-ili'inkiii);, huiToniii-voti !)( church circles. - Journal of Kilucadon. That's kindly suid, Brother, and I appreciate it, und your criticism is pronahiy just, i auominare circumlocution l;ko nature abhors a vacuum, and I write slang be cause it's the shortest way to get there. l'u! as I am throwing brick hats, nnd not blnegras turf and l)oiiiets, at the boy in the apple tree, purity of diction is only secondary to me. As an educator yon nre bound to defend that. Ibit allow me to suggest to you that pei-pieiiity in expression is essential, and that terseness is d sivable. If you will rend over your first sentence yon will find that it does not say which of us it i that does not "sanction the Ue of slang." ( )f course ln'rr 1,0.9 it is under stood that 1 sling slang and you do not, but your pnper sup posably goes to some readers 'who 1 do not understand my peculiar! I tics, or weaknesr-cs, it you plcne. The average reader of that , elas would suppose from voiir statement that one of my pcciili .... ' 1 . antics is : to slang, a a iasiniii)us nvepsion id that v..n were rather ' reproachiiiir me for n I'rudish 1 punctiliousness on that score. I Instead of sanctioning the u.-:c ' 1 of that word "yet" as you do, vou ! I would be a benefactor to ti e fcn-' 'olisi) lillKrim.rf. il' villi until.! kl'.ork it out. It's redundant. , Allow me then please, to write . a part of that first sentence forj x generally write J.ngiisn more "as she is spoke" than in compliance with the prompts ofthe lamented Mr. Muriav, but if vou i;ot me A Gil-mid Kon or Ilsu-loii IV. Stone on the Iilade and my Itook, "The ItHlfouiil View.' Hum my SMvr Hied a Year ngo. Uarton V. Shackelford, of St. ej Joseph, Mo. a grand-son ot Bar ton Yv . Mono in a letter to the Blade of April 18th says. 'We have greatly enjoyed your editorials, Cousin Charley, and I hope I have received a benefit from them as well, in othervvays besides mere enjoyment. I have never in all my life elsewhere, found more downright fearless nessjin speaking for what you hon estly believe to be the truth. And your ideas are not only given in dependently and fearlessly, but your views are nothing if original. And when n't y fitep a little aside to expose . crr0I.s 0f modern religion, the and j .aUfll(. tl,t. dry bones of orthodoxy to rattle, and spur up the average pulpit pounder, as you occa sionally have done, there is no uncertain Eound in your music. 1 have greatly enjoyed this, be cause it is supplying a 'dung felt want" doing that whieh few have had the courage to attempt. Now I sincerely hope nothing serious has occurred to obstruct your path of usefulness, and that the way may remain ch ar to vou for many years to come health and life spurred not only to vour self but t j vour good w ife and family. mi i ! i iiinnKiiig'you lor your kind ness in'seiidiiig not only the Blue. Grass Blade but also the "l'u tional View" ( w hich I hope to be able in time to commit to memory) I hope to be able to get even or nearly so, sometime, lor your kindness." Of course this cousinly appre ciation of my paper and book should be received, not merely "eioi fiaim KitliK, nut with sev eral bnrnii of salt. further on in ins letter my kinsman asks mc some ol the par ticulars ol the death of iny sister Mrs. Hannah M. ('rissim, of Georgetown. Of course it is principally a matter ot personal interest, but as the circumstances of her death were of peculiar in terest, and she had a large nnd broadly scattered circle voted friends, some of may not have heard the stances, 1 hoji leave to of de whom eircuiu tell of them. Mrs. Grtsim died on the 11th day of lut Xlujv aged about i years. I think thut for natural endow ments of head and heart, and for literary attainments the three combined 1 never knew her eouul. And her children, themselves fur more than ordinarily blessed, have risen up to cull her blessed. On thut beautiful duv in Mav. iny sitcr was wulluiig'. ou Sun- duv, from u service at the Chris- nun cniircn iu ueorgeiown, uer only sou and Judge James V. EST Kelly being on eithc r side of her: They had gotten to within a' few steps of her homo, and they' were discussing, in a most pleas rtnt mood, that made mv sister i , -. t. . i mile winie sue was talking, a (iiestioii which had engaged tiie attention of the congregation fori a part of tho time that day. They were arranging to build a new church, nnd the discussion was to whether it -hoiild bo built on the old site or on a new one: my s'wter favoring the old one. In the midst ol a sentence, nnd with a smile on her lips, she sank down supported by Ii r son and .Judge Kelly and was dead. The last that any human being ever saw her fao it luul that smile on it. She was a stndio'is render of the finest literature, ai among othe r things hail read largely ol both sides of the ipicstion of re ligion, and I never saw in her or heard from her, nuv evidence that .a... .i;.i i m. :.. i ""i vi" v !'' most orthodox interpretation. land she was a 'ir.uhl model of the practiea life of the Christian eole. ' would "' t!l! if I " assured, that; the people of 'COru'ctOWIl W itt (Hit IV fe IV 11 CO to M'x' ra' ' "" ''' condition suiiction what I write, How Ilalj Would 1U urn In the l'venl or ii W'nr. Bro. Blaine, as a diplomat am strategist in the Italian imbroglio, has been, by the American people, applauded to the ec ho, and if you don't keep a look out he is tixing things; soas to get us the woist thrashing that n people ever As the Knglish journals suggest, it is no proper answ er to the gov ernments of Euiope that the pecu liar construction of our govern ment is such that the head of the government must wait until it ha heard from one of its members, a state. Without arguing the point, any dispassionate man can see that it would not be business for Italy to recognize the State id Louisiana in the case, but must at once look for satisfactory palliation or in demnity to Washington, There is no doubt that the United States is responsible for a fearful outrage upon two Italian citrous, and th j reply of Mr. Blaine to a digniiied demand by the' Italian government is a haughty, patronising, iron-hand ih-velvct-glove ) d'efnf, the American of which is the bull dozing of a people supposed phys- it icfllly inferior. It a fact that the Italians are a stiletto stickinc-, bull fighting, guitar thrumming, macaroni eat ing, opera siiigin , picture paint ing, organ grinding, toe kissing, peanut selling, shrine worship ping people the degenerate sons of the noblest silts of earth; and yet Italy, likelier Vesuvius, has a pent up tire that can do the Iler culaueuiii and Temped act for the w hole United Slates before you could my Jack Uobinson, when Leo XIII tells his followers to let loose the dgs of war. A man who knows anything about the history ofthe Catholic church, kno'.vs that no oath of al legiance of any Catholic to any government, thoigh maile on a stack of Bibles us high as the moon, amounts tt a row of pins as against their loyalty to the l'opc, and 1 do not sujpo.-e there is a Catholic in Lexington that will deny this. 1'he United States has X,00O,00O of Catholics in it, with a solid Catholic country on the South and a semi-Catholic country on the North. The only thoroughly 1'rotestant counfy in the world is Kngland, ami broadside of it is Catholic In land that simply waits its opportunity, and, beside this, l'rotc.-tant Kngiaml would not cfcpouc the catisi; of ijuasi I'rotes taut America, hi cause it is to the interest of the Knglbh govern ment to show the weakness of' any republican government. All the Catholic powers of Kurope would combiny as soon as the l'opo said it was necessary to do so to protect the I'ontiilicutc. Russia, with its Oreek church that is us near Catholic as 1'rotestant, would remain neutral, and divided rrote-taiit America would bo over-run ly the til lied solid t ath olic armies ot the world. t not her IVou !,or on iiij Side - A hlpol Hit-Ola Illoek. I"i.i;iiM.si;i h(., Kv. Apr. 27 '!1 U. Moore, Lexington. lKur Sir: Inclosed find iny cheek for 2 for Blade. "Success to you iu your warfare against iinmoiu.ils' of all kinds, . i ours, J. W. McGarvey, Jr. COPY AVAILABLE An Elegant Lino of JEW SPRING GOODS! Korah Moire. CHINN, ROSS & TODD. I Hon'l Mkp Ilr. NihIIIi'"WM mom. I have just received the first copy of "The Witness"- pnls lishcd by J)r. S. V. Smith of Frankfort, Kv and I don't like it bad. 1 le is n Prohibitionist and his pa per claims to be" Devoted to Woman Snllrago and to the promotion of purity in politics." His princi ples upon those two points arc right, but he has nil awful w.tv of getting at them. Bad grammar is bad enough, but bad spirit is too bad. He and I nte all hunk', but I must, for the sake of the Prohibition cause, tell him that his statements about the New York Voice are absurd and calculated to injuro the Pro hibitum cause if their absudity were not so palpable. As Chairman of the Seventh Bis triet I wrote to the Doctor some time since, and in his reply to me he lampooned the New York Voice, saying it had "done more for the whisky traflic than a thousand little whisky papers could have done. I published Dr. Smith's letter and now The Voice comes back at the Doctor, with an ele phantine kind of ii kick. When a fellow kicks I like to see him do it w ith the energetic pointed ness and despatch of a mule. In reply the doctor snjs. The above statement wns not written for publication, nor to The Voice, but as "Tiie Voire" has obtained it in some way, nnd has given it to the world, we renew the ittlirmulion. Though the Voice is published ns a temperance paper, ils inlliiciice Is on tho side of whisky, and is doing the Prohibition cause much injury. By publishing saloon mnps and busi ness letter of whisky men, it defeated Prohibition in Pennsylvania, Texas and Nebraska. If the Prohibitionists ha 1 have spent the money spent on The Voices 0,1 county papers, the Prohibition party would to-ilay bo a live and growing party, lint; alim, llifiy have f.'jL. t'lej; money into tne Voice and that voice hail sung the w rong tune. Though the Prohibition pioly bns maile a great mistake, and the party is stranded, there will be a new Peforin party organized at Cincinnati, May 19, and all true Reformers will press into it. We can not aflord to let talk of that kind go unrebuked. The editors of The Voice are men of heart and brains and en ergy and money, and they are putting them all into their paper, und I do not believe that there is to-day ,in tho whole world, a paper that's doing as much as The Voice to promote good works and human happiness. The Cincinnati meeting to which the Doctor refers is some Farmers Alliance doings. I am a fanner inytcll, anil make my living out ofthe ground, but I do not want to ally with any Alliance that lathered that puerile Sub-Treasury scheme, and busted the Argentine Bepublic. I move that we put an extin guisher ou "Tho Witness." The ;ciillcniauly way to Say It. Standkoim., Kv. Aprl. 22, '91. Mr. Charles C. Moore. You have been sending me the Blade for some weeks. If you will state the amount due you for same, 1 will pay it. 1 think it is a good paper ofthe Kort, but I do not desire it. Phase discontinue. Respectfully. Joseph Hull Ion. Tliunk you, you are a gentle man. i ou do not owe me a cent. 1 scut it at mv own risk at the suggestion of a mutual frleiid. If .... . ... .1, all others who do not want it will he kind enourli to inform mo in the same way 1 shall he obliged. KidToii. t'iiMlluicutarj .Mention ol III HlHtle'i I.atly T)on. Miss Klla Wolf, for several months eoiniiositor in tho Kntcr prise ollice, is now at work upon tho It 1 1 11 (irass Ulmle; she and her sister Miss Venie, doing all the type setting Upon the paper. Miss Klla is a careful, pai ns-taking ladv, nul Hid, Monro is t u he congratulated upon receiving so valuable an assistant. (Jeorge towti Kutcrpriso. VICTOR R,E3 P A Manufacturer of Jewelry, 15 East Short Street LEXINGTON,' KENTUCKY. i:sT.titMsni:i isa:i. 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