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FoJ. II. -No 33.
Lexington, Kentucky, Satil
Subscription, $2 a Tesr
. . .
A JeJIy Deacon Give me $1 J.OO
m4 Gives (he "Blasted rot
fLaxy Sleek hat Preach
II ail Col
ombia. MlLLEDGBYILXE, Kt,
Jan. 25, 1892
Dsae Sib and Brother Here
with I hand you my check for
2.00; two dollars of which ia my
bscriDtion for the errand old
another year. The other
' $10.00 ia for your mailing machine,
or anything you choose.
Go on with the bright -and
Leave out your Balaam's donkey,
Jonah boots, Darwin monkey
business, and insert Woman Suf
frage principles, bold and strong.
and you will have the grandest
paper on earth.
I was quite disappointed when I
read the list of noble men and
women who are stock subscribers
to the Blade, and did not see
my name among them, for I cer
tainly hold your certificate for
$20.00 stock. And just as soon
as you dropyour monkey business
and bring Woman Suffrage to the
front 1 am in $100.00 more.
I have before me certificate No.
105, for two shares, $10.00 each,
dated Mav 4. 1891. and signed b
you. it l am not mistaken
have seen published Bro. McGar-
vey as a stock holder.
I do not remember seeing- his
juhb in the list.
Another evidence of your mis
erable book keeping is yonr pub
lication of that Stanford list. ' I
believe and personally know every
man vou mention, and I am not
ashamed or afraid to Bay that I
sent you a part, or all of that list,
believing that some of them would
read, and enjoy your paper, and
Tancon for jt. ' ' i
..c" mi"" 1IdF""4iat6" Ulfi
..age of our citizens, and be
eve they will compare favorably
rith thirty of your average Blue
Grass saints, and Borne of them
are as much opposed to Barnes'
theology and Walton's politics as
yourself. I will say that Elder
Joseph Ballon who is preaching
his third year at McCormick's
chnrch "the Holy see," accord
ing to Walton and who preaches
political Prohibition right out
bold and strong from the pulpit,
wrote you a letter soon after you
commenced sending him the
Blade, declining to take - it, and
offering to pay for the time it had
been sent, if you would let him
know the amount; and you pro
duced his letter in the Blade and
complimented it (see back nam
"Ber.) I have talked with several of
the men you mention, and not one
of them claims to have received
the Blade over six months.
Mr. T. J. Hill, my neighbor and
fellow deacon at McCormick's,
tells me he never received a copy
through the post office. 1 have
been lending nim my copy for
Home time, and he has read it and
says he enjoyed it, and was talk-f
in of subscribing tor it, but
j got his back up now, and may be
! will refuse to read mine.
f Mr. J. B. Iliggins told me over
a month ago that the Blade had
not come to him for some time,
and, the next time I wrote to you,
to say send the Blade on to him
and he would pay you for it.
I can not think that the popu-
and accommodating anti
X woman suffrage post mistress at
!j Stanford, would tail to distribute
the mail snt there.
X oeneve oir, mav jim.
made as great a mistake iu this
case as Judge Blank blankety
blank did when he threatened to
kill you for putting his name in
' But you need not be scared; you
will have some subscribers in
Stanford soon whether they are on
that list or not.
One good old Father in Israel,
who has been reading some of my
Blades, says you are the smartest
man in Lexington, aud he is not a
I was over in Bluegrassdom
last week, and stopped with
rood Baptist family, who. only
few months ago were blasting the
Kind a This time, when I went
into the family room, I saw, on
t.ViA same table, the Western Re
corder and the Blue Grass Blade,
and Abe Blade was on top, and the
bead of that family told me
'Charley Moore's paper is doing
trcuu for the country, than
all nf thA Lexington papers' com
bined, and it is growing in popu
lanty and coming to the front."
I am a member of the Christian
church, and I suppose in average
Bumuing, dui, ior my reading.
would not give one copy of the
Blade for a stack of Apostolic
uuides as nigh as the court house
or any other, so called, religious
I am tired of the blasted rot of
lazy sleek hat, well fed smart
Aleck preachers, who are eternally
getting off some bombastic stuff
about organ or anti-organ, faith
alone, repentance before baptism
. Let them get out and preach
the plain and simple gospel of the
Diesseu oon or uodj to poor igno
rant men and women, and not
want, and expect, the earth for
1 know my position is not pop
ular with the hvDOcritical saints
of this age, aud I stand a much
better chance to be church dis-
ciplined, than the profane drunken
libertines whose names dot the
church books of almost every
churcn in the land,
When I first commenced taking
tne lilade my good and pretty
wite very earnestly requested me
to stop taking it, on account of its
1 told her that after reading the
xiiDie and bearing it expounded
by the Solomons of earth for
thirty years, if your flimsy vapor-
: ...it 'it .i
iuga cuuiu Buas-e my lauu in me
religion of Jesus Christ it might
And now when we get the
Blade on Friday evenings, with
number of other papers, (none re-
lgious though except, the Blade)
we sometimes have a scramble as
to who shall have the Blade first;
but 1 being a woman s Tighter gen
erally give away to her. and then
she bothers me while I am reading
tne other papers, by asking me to
listen to something good she has
found in it.
My mother -in law, who .lives
with us is beginning to call for it,
ami the prospects are that you will
nave to sena me two copies in
stead of one. -
Ana now Bir, knowing your
disposition to be contrary, 1 will
leave you to publish this letter or
not, as you please.
Yours for good works, and
A. W. Carpenter.
irJoO instead of $1200.
Captain, in the Union army Bro.
A. F. Powell,- Shelby city, Kv.,
has handed me his subscription for
Please send him receipt.
A. W. C.
P. S. again. My wite and
mother-in-law (bless ber heart) are
both for Woman Suffrage and
Prohibition, but the man who
thinks I am hen pecked is a fool.
I have been there. I know all
about it. That's just the way I
talk. Nearly every man who has
a motner-in-law about tne bouse
is in favor of woman suffrage.
1 bat letter tickled me so that 1
had to take it over to one of my
neighbors and read it. There's
something funny about that post
office racket that I can't catch
If Bro. Balloon preaches Prohi
bition with a big P. in the pulpit,
I don't care what he thinks
about me; he is all right, and just
as soon as the silver cord is broken
that binds him to earth he will
scoot heavenward and go where
all the good balloons go.
x thougnt tnere was sometning
dwiui eixuugc nuuub mat iiswu,
but I thought it was the influence
of that fellow Walton, the editor
of the "Interior Journal" and I
had given the whole place over to
hardness of heart and reprobacy
of mind, and have been waiting to
hear of its raining brimstone and
fire on that town ever since.
W ben 1 thought there was a
man running that post office I
thought that postal card that
stopped all of those papers meant
he was mad as the dickens, l
now see that it was a pure piece
of feminine lovlmess, and 1 am
going to send that post mistress
my photograph, and some nice
fresh spring poetry.
An extra copy of the Blade will
go to Mrs. A. W. Carpenter with
ray compliments, and one to her
mother if anybody will furnish me
her name. But with the rest of
the population of Stanford I am
going to stay on the safe side, now
that I have got there, and I will
send them the Blade when they
send the money. That town will
never do any good until some
body drowns Walton. What's
become of his old newspaper. He
and John Bell one of these old
cow bells in this town, remind
me of a couple of children playing
"tend like" editing newspapers.
As long as they thought they
could get away with me they were
willing to exchange, but when
they found I was 'getting away
with them they picked up their
doll rags and wouldn't play, and
wouldn't send their papers.
I see Bro. Bell here once in a
while, and he looks at me with an
expression on his face like a steel
If Bro. Carpenter thinks he can
buy me off from my devotion to
Jonah's whale with a poor little
pitiful hundred dollar William, he
is the worst fooled man in the
United States. I expect to make
more money out ot that whale
than Barnum did out of that old
mermaid he used to have, away
yonder "fo de war.'
And 1 don t see how 1 am to get
along without those "Darwin
monkeys '. I don't think my me
nagerie would be complete without
xhat Jlade stock business was
all fixed up in the next Blade be
fore I got this letter.
First one or this Kind for a Long
Smithsonville, Ky. Jan. 13, 92
air. 0. C. Moore.
You will please discontinue
your paper to me, as it was not
the kind that was represented to
me. I have received four or five
papers and am willing fo pay for
W. T. Mullen.
That is fair and gentlemanly
No charge for the numbers gotten,
but the thank of the editor for
giving it a trial.
And the Wicked Shall Flourish
Like a Green Bay Horse.
Sha&psburg, Jan. 9, '92.
Mr. V. C Moore, Lexington, Ky. .
Dear biR 1 hear many . re
marks about your paper. Would
ike to see a copy. It it is the
kind I hear it is I think it deserves
credit and the patronage of every
temperance man in the state.
1 will scatter earn pie copies
among my - friends it you see
cause to send them.
J, M. Leggett.
Oar Crippled "Bine Coat" Sol.
dier Brother Does not Like
" r.w rt 'y., ;M.
Natiohal Military Home,
Jan. 18, '92.
C. C. Moore.
Dear Sir In looking over the
issue of your paper of January 16,
note' your very kind words.
Your wishes gratify me.
1 wish to say you and 1 are two
of a kind on Woman Suffrage, but
widely differ in that "Million
As an experiment 1 have no
faith in it. I have observed with
some care the arguments, pro and
con, but have, thus far refrained
from taking sides.
it appears to me like too much
boys' play at politics, to go around
with a pledge roll coaxing great
big men to sign it.
Thanks to Mr. W. B. Winslow.
May his shadow never grow less.
Mr. Editor I admire your pluck.
May your sarcastic pen continue
to be inspired for truth and right.
Yours very fraternally,
It is a fact
that some of our
that "million pledge agreement''
ust as Bro. Young does, but I
can't see it that way. It seems to
me that the chances are immensely
in favor of its doing great good,
and it only costs a little exertion
to try it.
The Courier-Journal has Gone
to Lying About Prohibi
tion Good Sign;
The Courier-Journal, a paper
edited in Louisville, Ky., by a man
named Waterson, a chum ot the
stiller John Atherton said
Waterson having gained no little
notoriety and self-importance in
conseaueuce oi navnrjr neen
snubbed by David B. hill of New
York speaks as follows about
"local option" which it calls
"Prohibition" in Glasgow, Ky.
"The Glasgow people are tired
of trying to enforce prohibition
laws. Their drunks have been
more disorderly under the, system
than they were before, 'and the
liquor has been so mean that no
gentleman could enjoy it. The
Prohibition law beiug practically
a dead letter, the citizens of the
town have been called to a mass
meeting to sit in invest on the
corpse and fiud out what is the
matter. The high license party
lias been furnished with strong ar
guments by recent events, and
there seems to be a likelihood that
high license will be given a trial.
The discovery ot an illicit still
right in the middle ot the town a
short time ago, indicated that the
blind tigers were too well fecT to
be driven out."
In allusion to the same matter
the Glasgow Times speaks as
"A mass-meeting of the citizens
of Barren county will be held at
the court house, here, next Mon
dav. to discuss the advisability of
calling an election for the purpose
of voting on the question of pro -
hibiting the manufacture an Bale of
ardent spirits in the couuty. lbe
question, we hear, is being freely
and fully agitated in all parts of
the county, and a large crowd will
likely be on hand to give expres
sion to their views concerning the
While of course
tionists know there never
"Prohibition law" in any
Kentucky, andthey all
ley au regard
"local option, as
nothing, and are continaully tell
ing the people so; -and while it is
in the interest of Prohibition that
the people of Glasgow should see
that "local option don't op, there
is every indication that - the
Courier-Journal is, in the interest
of liquor and Democracy, the polit
ical biamese twins ot .Kentucky,
distorting a fact to make it operate
Any man who would have the
cheek to select as his bosom
friend, champion, and adviser, a
man who is not only a distiller
but the prince of distillers, to
bring with him to Lexington on
an affair of the greatest importance
to the state, about the time that
that distiller's peer and confrere in
business seemed liable to be put in
the penitentiary for an attempt,
real or alleged, to blow up a rival
distillery with dynamite, is, in my,
humble judgment such a man as
would be glad to have an oppor
tunity to publish that item , about
Glasgow, in the ' interest' of5 the
lquor business, without taking
any pains to find out whether or
not it was correct. , " !-v
It is hardly possible that any
man of any practical senae who
knows Glasgow as well as Mr..
Waterson must know it, . and as
well as I know it, who live a hun
dred miles further from it than
Mr. Waterson does, could belie'
it possible that there
the town a short time ago." .
. I think I can produce from
old letters an article written
the Blue Grass Blade by a popular
Democratic editor of the Blue
Grass Region, and which I only
declined to publish because it was
too long tor my paper, in which he
sets down Mr. Waterson as a gam
bler and a drunkard.
Waterson is regarded by the
Democrats of this state as a little
tin God, and no small part of his
distinction I believe to be attribu
table to the fact that he is high
fellow well met, with whisky
soaks, and that his paper ' is for
sale to such a man as John Ather
ton just as the Lexington Tran
script has editorially admitted,
under the duress of evidence, that
it is for sale to such a man as Hull
v I do not believe that the real
moral animus of the Courier-
Journal is at all higher than that
of the Lexington Iranscript.
1 believe its editorial cplum
are for sale to the liquor men just
as are those of the Transcript, and
the only difference is in the
amount that has to . be paid for
This attack upon Prohibition,
by the Courier-Journal is a good
sign. Its policy has been to ig
nore the existence ' of any such
thing as a Prohibition party in the
State of Kentucky, and to kill it
by the contempt of silence
But it does not seem to be with
ering like Jonah's gourd, or the
cursed fig tree, under the frown of
this Olympic Jupiter of Louisville,
and he now proposes to open his
ink charged batteries upon it, and
like every other man does who as
sails any great truth, begins by
telling what has every appearance
of being a round unvarnished lie.
I do not read Mr. Waterson's
paper, but if friends to good morals
will send me such extracts from it,
as they may see bearing upon this
poi nt, I shall set up with him.
They Liked the "Ventilation"
Elizabetu, Bourbon Co., Ky.
Jan. 25. 1892.
Editor of Blue Grass Blade:
Dear Sir Enclosed find fifty
cents for a trial subscription to the
Blue Grass Blade beginning with
the copy that ventillated Paris.
W. II. Clay.
"The copy that ventillated
Paris" was sold out almost before
the ink was dry, and they keep
calling for them up to this writing
J! ebruary 1,
T How Vers illea
zXitM to me.
,Kx, Jan. 27, 92
-Please send the
;ar to A. J. Kim
sanies, Jiy., and
check for $6,00
i two copies ad-
0. .Davidson. If
''ease make the
'. oblige '
" the religious
.lea, and Mrs.
lenry has had
leprge O. Barnes
a religious tran
,.e and V altoh has
jeir political train
a man gets the
eeks and sends me
.ford thirty men
1 months and don't
el and cuss me ont
) difference between
and true polities, and
T bogus articles that
ist that name from
.1 be too glad to do
1 that name, and
;a my books.
J. is for
ed a kind letter
.0 and the promise
: from the secretary
plenty of things
: woman wants
1 looking man,
' r - re about every
a if the man i
. -v.e. I soon will be
elevenjyears old My brother and
brother-in-law vote the Prohibi
tion (ipket, and I am a chip of the
same nock. I would like to sell
the Blde here if I can make
terms fith you
YctPard, Mr. Neal, knows
my parents. I was raised in
Scott county. Pa is a very sickly
man, not able to work,, and I am
ready to . help him- to make a
nickel honestly, . and also help
y our paper.
: Very Respectfully,
, Jimmik Elliott.
Matter Jimmie Elliott will
hereafter be the Blade' newsboy at
CoriAth, KyM and will get half of
what he sells the paper ior. lhe
paper must be sold for five cents.
Thai. Stanford Racket Helped
Dahvillk, Ky., Jan. 26, 1892.
C. G Moore, Esq.
DiAR Sir I enclose you check
for $2.00. Please send me the
Blue Grass Blade. Also seud it
to George Cogar, Danville, Ky.
After your last issue 1 don t think
you will have any trouble in col
lecting in this part of tu country.
1 - Your friend,
- .JQ. T. II ELM.
"I Would not Raine my boy In
fcexingtou for auy C'ou-
Fergus Falls, Minn.,
Jan. 27. '92. f
G Q Moore, Lexington, Ky.
Dear Sir Inclosed please find
my taft on N. Y. for $2 00. I
wish to subscribe for your paper,
as I like to hear all the news from
my od home. I was born and
raised in Lexington aud it tickles
me a' little to come across the
nams of some of my old acquaint
ancej) in your paper. You do not
flatter them either. Old Lexing
ton tnust be getting tough. It
wasVather lively there after dark
wlieli I was a boy but it certaiuly
is, must be, tough now.
as somewhat amused when
ve your description of a call
of the Madam and how
was to do so without de-
. I know that to be a fact,
me of the old hoary headed
rs did it, and once in a while
theigot on the Grand Jury and
thecVbey didn't question the boys
verf olosely as to their connec
tion Vith the fancy houses Some
old fellows however, that
nocent, would probe the
matter pretty hard and seemed to
have great curiosity. Then the
others would riggle and want to
dismiss the nasty subject. Oh I
could write you a b ok about Lex
ington as I know something of
mat town. 1 tell yon Mr. Moore
I would not raise my boy in that
town for any consideration, for if
a boy paases through safely he has
some memory that he would like
to forget. All are tempted in that
place to go to the devil by way of
whisky, cards and women, and
don t want my boy put through
such a mill.
Hope I have not worn you out.
but when a fellow gets started it
is sometimes banl- L want
say anything about my politica
views for fear you will jump on me
with both feet. I am waiting to
see if the Democratic convention
wont give us some fellow about
Cleveland's size to pound Kepub
icans with. Send me the paper.
C. C. Warfikld.
lhat s just It he way they are
doing here in Lexington. Demo
crats are wanting somebody to
"pound" the Republicans, and the
Ketnbhcans are wanting some
body to "pound" the Democrats,
and between them both the saloon
keepers and distillers and gam
blers and "Madams have
pounded" all the decency out of
jexwgton, until this gentleman
whose name is elegantly engraved
on his letter paper as the cashier
of a bank, says he would not bring
bis son here to - be brought up
among these people for anything
in reason. :
A bank cashier in Fergus Fulls,
Minnesota, may have some indo-
endence, but there is not a bank
cashier in Lexington or a bank
resident that is not just as much
afraid 0: one ot these plug ugly
Irish saloon keepers, as he is of
You may look all over that list
of names of men who feigned that
aw and Order chicken fixing
they got up, and there is not a
single bank, man's name on it.
They are afraid these saloon fel
l's will not deposit the money
them, of which they are rob-
" " f-'
such a man.
OT a"UcaiI "Horse, tuail
"Stick to Yonr Faith, Bro.
Moore, la the Ravens).
Pillar Poist, N. Y. Jan. 26, '92.
Hko. . Moore Enclosed please
find 52.00 for my indebtedness to
the Blue Grass Blade.
I am taking five papers, but the
Blade takes the preference. Long
may you live to nourish that Blade
and be instrumental in slaying the
enemy as little David of old did
Stick to your faith, Bro. Moore,
in the Ravens: thev will come
when you least expect tbera.
I like the fearless stand you take
for Prohibition. You are right
and right is bound to win.
C. D. Gould
Them birds . has been mighty
eood to me, and I am sorter juber-
some that this Neal arrangement ot
making- people pay is kinder like
going back on the birds.
The greatest danger that can
happen to the Blade is to get it
organized and rurf on business
If Neal gets this paper fixed up
like these other papers and I find
that men are not to be trusted like
the Ravens, I am going right back
to the raven plan. The Blade
never has gotten money like it has
been doing for a month or two
back, and the Ravens have got up
a scheme so that they never can
knock it out any more; and it wont
make any difference what I say.
It used to be the case that when
I said something wrong they
would all jump on me at one time
and I would publish it all at once,
and would just go down like
McGinty. But now I am always
behind with what I have to print
because my paer is not large
enough. I stick these letters in
the hopper and tell the printers to
grind them out when their time
Then I get a little penitent when
I get to thinking about all the
rows I have kicked up, and I
write something pious and some
good preacher endorses it. And
then I get jolly, and mad, and
write the durnest newspaper you
ever read, and that preacher's let-
tergets out just in time to say
bow muoh he enjoyed that issue:
and in this way I know they never
can knock me out. JJut I am
mighty fraid of running this paper
"on business principles." It aint
built for that trade.
IN SMALL AND LARGE CHECKS. IN WIDE AND NAR
ROW STRPES. IN PLAIN GOODS, NEW, PRETTY.
Pretty little edges in Swisa andNi"""W - t "TpanHrmK:giI
idgesT" maayv'llatch Seta in
qua r. ties.
Torchons, Smyrnas, Medicis, new
some qualities. Valenciennes, carefully selected stock, new patterns.
IN LOW PRICES WE LEAD THE WAY.
TAYLOR & HAWKINS
No. 7 West Main Street, Lexington, Ky.
No. 12 NORTH LIMES r ONE ST.
arriages, Buggies Fhsetons etc
Bepatrlag pranaptlr rfoae
They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS
We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand.
The Largest House, the Largest Stock and the'
Largest Business (in Our Line in
If you need anything in our line don't buy until you have looked through
We are "leaders'' in correct styles and low prices.
Farmers axe especially invited to make headquarters with as when in town.
WILSON & STARKS,
' 62, 64 and 66 E. Main Street.
Kaufman. Straus & Co.,
ia EAST MAIS STREET.
New goods are now arriving daily. Laces and embroideries are
crowding our shelves from the narrowest to the widest and richest
patterns. We show them in all sorts of materials. A treat for the
ladies and a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them.
No lady in Lexington, anticipating to make up Spring Underwear,
Children's or Misses' Dresses of White Goods, can afford to miss ex
amining our stock of these goods.
Early Sprlog Wswlea Drees MateiiaJ.
Novelty Suitings, the rarest and oddest oi patterns, new entirely
and pleasing to the eye; prices below actual anticipation, ranging from
50c to $1 per yard. A new line of spring shades of Henriettas just
opened, new colors, no change in price in spite, of the additional duty
WAS II GOOD'S.
Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ging
hams, all new patterns and coloring, modest pin stripes and checks,
Scotch plaids aud neat stripes. They are quoted at 30c; we have
marked them at 20c per yara A. lull line ot aress Oinghams ia
new designs, estimated to be worth 15c; our price ia 10c
LADIES' MISLIX I X DER WEAR SPECIAL SALS.
Forty dozen Children's Muslin Drawers, six button holes, patent
facing, at 10c a pair; worth 20c
Ladies Mother liother Hubbard
at 55c; they are worth 83c.
Lakiea' Muslin Drawers, "Fruit
and tucks above, 22c; worth 40c.
Ladies' walking skirts, deep Uambnc ruffle, at 43c; worth Toc
Ww Sitainc Hosiery for Ladies and Gents. We were fortunate In
securin many cases of Ladies' Cotton, Lisle and Silk Hose, in both
black and tancy. prior to tne going into enect ot me aumimsirauve
bill, aud our prices thereon will show how these early purchases bene
fit our customers.
Ladies' regular made fast black Hose, regular price now 35c; we
still have them marked 25c
Ladies' black and colored Lisle Hose, worth 60c; We still offer
them at 40c.
Ladies' fancy striped Cotton Hose, boot patterns, costing you now
40c; still marked at 25c
Colgate Turkish Bath Soap, a full dozen for 50c; 4711 Glycerine
different sorts at 42c per box; Espey's Cream, genuine article, 20c;
Vasaline, in bottles at 10c; Ammonia, for household purposes; only 10c
per quart bottle.
' Nainsook, etc Hamburga, all
and pretty. Match seta in hand
and Dealers in
BASER and DHOa
Uown; good muslin, well trimmed
of the Loom" Cotton, deep hem