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Vol. I. -No. 20.
Lexington, Kentucky, Saturffftj, September 20th, JfiOO.
Subscription, $2 a Year.
Not m Nnlnlnlory.
An tli in thing of writing salu
tatories for Tin Made every timo
she taken a fresh start, in getting
to bo rather monotonous, I will
waive that formality in this in
stance and make the following
ext. lunation for the benefit of
those who now sea it for the
lirnt time, though, of courso,
the large majority of those to
whom it will now go are bucIi as
have known it before.
Thin ia now the third timo
that The JUcufe lias started under
my management, and if it proves
that the "third time ia tlio charm,"
it will not at all be because that
lrovcrl demand this, hut bo
cause it ifoes this timo on a fi
nancial basis much better than
it ever did before.
In the two instances in which
The Blade started before this, its
prospects were probably as en
cou raging as any paper that ever
started in this town, and it was
growing daily in favor with men
and good women, when I stopped
it and returned to its subscribers,
by check, the pro rata of the sub
scription money that they had
If you will pardon an explana
tion of my private business af
fairs, that I think has a good
moral to it, you can understand
how it was that I, being appa
rently a well-to-do man, did not
use my own money and go ahead
with the publication of a paper
that seemed to be on the road to
years ego a series of fi
nancial reverses happened to me
all at once. Generally I have
been pretty lucky, but that timo
I struck a regular boom in bad
luck. The first was that my
house burned down and burned
up nearly everything in it, why
the house goes "down" and the
furniture goes "up," I do not
know, but that ia the way they
write it, and I had no insurance
on it. Then I loaned a preacher,
that I had ordained myself, some
money, and ho used it to run oft
with another man's wife, and
wrote mo a, letter abusing me
like a dog, and of course I lost it.
I hope that money will be set to
my account by the recording an
gel, as treasure "laid up in heav
en," for my purpose was good.
Then I went security for a
large amount and lost heavily,
for my means, but that has been
kindly repaid mo in the hist few
Then I built a Hour mill in
Lexington and bought a little
one in the county, and lost on
both of them.
Then I remembered the scrip
tural precept that says, "He that
provideth not for his own house
hold is worse than a heathen
Chinee," or something like that,
and so I paid all my debts, pock
eted all my losses, and gave ev
erything I had, excepting a lot
in the cemetery here, to my wife
and children, against the protests
of the former, and to the kind and
generous regrots of the latter at
this day. Hut I believed I was
right, and am now glad of it ;
but, of course, under such cir
cumstances any honest man and
they say I am built that way
would bo very chary about get
ting into his hands the money of
The first series of The Jilnde
was in the interest of good mor
als generally, and in the abstract.
Its stylo of presenting things
was not as seduto and serious as
tho average Sunday school jour
nal, and I succeeded in sugar
touting stern morals with noino
essays at humor, and which,
more from the contrast with the
ordinary way of advocating mor
al, than any intrinsic merit In
them, made a good many people
laugh, and my article against
"profane and legal swearing.
as illustrated by my experience
with a calf that got into my
sweet potato patch, was a literary
"ten strike" such as I never ex
pect to mako again, now that my
powers of depiction aro growing
into the "scar and yellow leaf"
of senility. '
Ono cause of my discourage
ment, with the first issue of The
Made was an onslaught I made
on Sam Jones. Bam was in the
zenith of his popularity. I knew
lie was a fraud and a snare and
a dead beat and a body-snatcher,
and I was fool enough to say so,
There were lota of these old re
ligious hypocrites and pious
frauds who have not half as much
religion aa a hearse horse, and
who always want to make them
selves "solid Muldoons" with the
sanctified, by skinning some fel
low whose religious notions are
out of the beaten path.
All of these fellows had been
watching mo from the first issue
of The Blade, as they know my
weakness, and as soon as I bounc
ed Sam, they swarmed all over me
like bumble bees in a hay field,
harvest hetorc last, jmow, now-
ever, I can blast him and old
Talmage too, and make friends
by it, though both of them are
outspoken Prohibitionists. They
are both for the boodle, and I have
got more real Simon-pure reli
gion in my heart and in my brain
than a regiment, of such cattle.
That sounds like egotism. That's
what is was intended for. If I
were going to amend tho "Ser
mon on the Mount," I would add
to the list of the "beatitudes,"
"Blessed is ho that bloweth his
own trumpet; for verily I say
np to Y'if" "y hloweth not his I
impet, his trumpet shall
not bo blown."
The trouble with me, as my
friend and neighbor and backer,
Major Thomas, suggests, is that
I am a "little previous" in all my
ideas. I have pretty respectable
company in that kind of martyr
dom. Colonel Billy Breckin
ridge once walked around here
for a year or so, looking as
mournful as if his mother-in-law
wua dead, because be was so im
prudent as to tell, too long before
hand, that the negroes would
some day testify in our courts.
I was tired oti the stall of The
l'reva here once for blowing up
old Talmage, and that and my
tirade against Sam Jones put me
under an ecclesiastical ban from
which I am just now emerging,
with tho best preachers in Lex
ington backing me, though I
have, orally and iu writing, more
openly professed my fealty to Je
sus of Nazareth, than any man
in the city who did not get paid
for doing so.
Before I forget about it I want
to say that the giving of my
property to my wife and children,
while it would probably have left
me Boiuowhat in the soup, had I
been left a widower with marry
ing proclivities some years sinco,
is now such a source of comfort
to me that I commend it to
My second series , of The Made
was still in tho interest of good
morals, but with Prohibition as
a busul principle ; my experieco
being that lujuor wus tho source
of an immense percentage of the
immorality and consequent un
happinoHS of our lund.
This present issue starts out in
that sumo line of thought, with
all of my former convictions in
tensified by whut bus occurred
sinco The Madi'it last suspension.
I do not believe that any jour
nals iu the State ever had as
singular an experience aa I did
when I lust hung up The. Blade,
with tears in my eyes and heart,
and went buck to digging and
plowing the ground.
Preacher and College I'resi
dents and Professors; tho most
earnest Christian men and wo-
men, and tho most intelligent
nationalists, men and women,
and some of whoso politics or re
ligion I aa yet know nothing,
also racc-liorse men, and also tho
only man connected with any sa
loon in Lexington who baa tho
entree to good society, with the
proprietor of tho biggest and
finest distillery in tho Itluegrats
region, so far aa I know, all came
to mo and proposed to help me
with their money, and every one
of them, except one, to whom I
have not applied because I did
not think it was right to take a
distiller's money and use it an a
atick to break his own head, has
put up liia money, like a little
man, aa he said ho would, when
I went to them to get the stock
for the Company which now
backs The Made.
The newspaper fraternity, like
everybody else, aro liars when it
is to their interest to lie; so that
I will give samples of all of these,
who are easily accessible and may
bo consulted by thoso who want
to see if there is any stuffing in
Among clergymen thero are
Reverends McUarvy and Math
ews, tho first presiding as Chair
man of tho Council that fired me
out 01 tne cnurch as
out of the church as a heretic.
rainco then other ministers have
given nie their money, tho only
one who declined to do it on my
application to him, being the
Keverend Lloyd of Georgetown,
who is a fire-eating Prohibition
ist and who complimented mo in
sermon, not long ago, at
He blushiugly apologised for
not wanting to support TJie
Made, by stating that his wife
and all the children and himself
would read it in spite of him,
and he thought he noticed in the
wjiolfi Jflpyly. ..a, disposition tq
turn ncatnen, that might ulti
mately result in their all joining
the Chinese. I think the gentle
man was consistent, and I like
his candor. "When a man feels
like his faith is pretty shaky at
best, he can not be too careful.
A man that thinks be is living in
a rickety houso, don't wani to be
fooling with a cyclone.
As samples of College Presi
dents, there was President J. T.
Patterson, and since then Charles
Louis Loos, with II. B. McClel
lan as an incorporator.
Among the race-horso men are
Major B. G. Thomas, tho great
apostle of the turf iu Kentucky,
and Milton Young, and the
Strauses, and W. C. Franco
The gentleman who, as proprie
tor of tho Phuniix Hotel, is in
terested in its soloon, the largest
and finest ono iu tho city, is J.
Hull Davidson, and the owner
of the distillery is the Honorable
Aa a samplo of a man, of whose
roligion ana politics I do not to
this day know anyting, is R. B.
Mctcalf, then tho owner of the
street railroads here, of whom I
only knew iu that connection
and as a subscriber to The Made,
and who volunteered to tell me he
would give mo fifty dollars to
start it again, and as ho has since
done, lie simply said to mo, "I
liko your politics and your re
ligion." As to those outside of the pale
of orthodoxy, of course 1 am not
goiug to call any names, but aUrMwlVtcr,-iVrrgTI--t)ck-womun
who bus done more for f"'h HC Payne, II M Skillman,
Prohibition and her sex than
any woman iu tho State,
scuds mo her money for her
stock in The Made, before 1
usked for it, in a letter which
has a text from tho New Testa
ment printed at tho top of it, and
in which she says tliut "The Ra
tional View" lies on her table-as
It's a funny old world fur u
1 think The lUade now may bo
regurded us having come to stay,
unless some of these whisky
bummers kill me, or scare
me so bud that 1 will be
afraid to tulk. Of course they
cun do tho first, but nobody has
ever yet done the latter, although
a saloon-keeper Alderman of this
city, with a big strong specimen
of bis friends present, has, while
I wus tho invited guest of his
house, violated the laws of hos
pitality us a Fee .Ice islander
would not do, by Worming me
,Jn w Imblotofcet "Ktioclcec
in wie neno, or rnni'i un icuui
cred." with a tone tfiat indicate)
that the wish was lather to tho
I got the money
necessary to run ,
it, representing i;
hnt I thought
he J Hade am
hat appear in
10 nut the
most rcliablo houso
in the city,
though of course titero aro other
good ones not represented here,
all with the least pvsiblo trouble.
Subscribers nre tnJng my pnper
nt $2 a year now j lit an readily as
vert me rs
eiiial iMlvcniHini; -TTm s
1 71 .
'Iruim-rlnL The iTvw,
llllll A IIT
j.eaatr, my cireuiaivon win iicimi
. v ....
about twice as large jos the weekly
ciiciiiiiiion til line, iiiHuu i hi; muiiic
as that of another klT nd proba
bly less than that TrfThe J
which, thouurh hanUcapped bv it
advocacy of Republicanism in a
Democratic county, is forging
away ahead of the other two, be
cause it is against tin- liquor-stinking
polities of this city and region,
and because the Democrats who
give tone to a pain are tired of
the partieuliir kind of Democracy
that is running the shebang here.
I fay this, never having voted
the Republican ticket in my life.
and never expecting to do so.
the people who r.'ko I he Blade
are socially, intellectually, morally
and financially, i in i tensely above
the patrons of anv paper in the
State, taken as u whole.
The Made now iH'cupies perhaps
the handsomest office and printing
outfit in the city of Lexington, at
No. 5:5 East Shor'treet, and its
latch stridor hanrs out to anv man
or woman, who, by'iny means, is
trying to advance the morals of
The gentlemen and ladies who
incorporate The Mi te and who arc
its stockholders, give it their sup
port with the one common pur
pose of advancing the morals of
the country by jMilitical purifica
tion, understanding that I am to
edit it, and that I am and have
Kgo'vT UadBSWgtl firm ,mu-
back, with all my liij'lit, and soul,
and strength, and my neighbor as
These ladies ami H'litlcmcn reji
resent all shades of political faith,
and aro indiscriminately Demo
crats, Republicans and Prohibi
tionists. They arc the very cri me de la
ere me of our best and most valua
"""The Incorporators are as fTifc
Rev, William H. Felix, Dr. B.
L. Coleman, Rev. R. T. Mathews,
W. B. Hawkins, W. D. Bryant, J.
A. Curry, Dr. Robert Peter, Rev.
W. F. V. Bartl.tt, John W.
Berkley, J. B. Simrall, K. D.
Say re, Pres. II. B. McChllan,
Moses Kaufman, W. K. Hihler,
and Charles C. Moore.
The Stockholders are as follows :
B. L. Coleman, R. L. Willis, K.
D. Sayre, J. D. Hunt, Joseph S.
Wooliblk, J. W. Berkley, James
M. Graves, B. C. Higerman, B. F.
Williams, Anonyino is, A B Chinn,
B P Carpenter, M Kaufman, R T
Anderson, II A. Thornton, J T
Slade, W L Atkins, J T Pattersou.
J T Tunis, W G Thompson, L C
Price, S V Frv, 1) 11 Bcattv, N P
Cochran, W if Felix, J B Simrall,
Milton Young, R ih Roode, W D
Bryant, J M Beascl. -y, R T Math
ews, J R Williamson, W K Hihler,
Joseph Le Conipte, Mrs. II M
Whitney, R B Mctcalf, W S
McChesnev, D D Bell, W D Rich
ardson, William -lw 1VU, W V
Rogers, B G Thomas, W T With
ers, John S I'hclps, Claude Buck
ey, Aici auii v i rice, manes v
Moore, F O Youug, S L Van Me-
C F Browcr, J K Keller, W F
(Jal breath, William S Marshall, Jr,
II P Hcadlcy, W L Klmore, W O
Sweeney, J V Coleman, W W F
till, Roger Williams. J as A Curry,
William II Warren, George W
Headley, John Slecl , W C France,
C M Johnson, ii M Brooks, Bar
ton S Covle, John T Wood, A 1
Oots, William Pet i it, James A
Reiser, Patrick Dolm, James Mc
Cormick, Alexander Jeffrey, 1' S
Muir, C II Stoll, I) H James, 11 S
Reed, W B Ilawkin-, J V Sayre,
George II Whitney, ' II Graham,
Jumes M Coylc, J M Loan, II S
Atkins, V. M. Mooie, Mrs. Mary
M Brent, Mrs. Josephine K Hen
ry, L iV: G Straus, A M Harrison,
W II Thomiison, IU.I Treacy, C
II Woolley, J ti A I lay man,' K L
1'iice, Russell Wilscii," Charles L
Irfios, John T Nutter, K S Risrgs,
John T Shelby, David C Vance,
OS fusion tV. George Handy, J O
lVdman, W W God.lurd, James R
I ly the 8sistrv; 01 TTiy olrff , , . .. , , ,
, I w snv, mi the sake nf art- , " ' " V i; T
especially. 1 lint so far as J .i 1 i 1 .1 .J. 1 .
i e l rli .1 nuns in me community, i will
he informed, of Mie three pnn-1 , . Ti A
Ilaley, Robert Nutter, George M
I'oylo, J t, allaee, J liom.w V
Moore, J I) Yarrinifton, O
Moore, Grnndison Smith, A Ken
nedy, , II Davidson, J N Wilson
Mrs. M G Runyon, Hiram Shaw,
IiC Logan, II A Guthrie, V K
Smith, W T Picklin, D A Morton
Jlen Miller Oshorn, and J
Vwmi Hie Ilonontltle C'lmrl
3. ItroiiMton, JnmeM II.
Mnlllgan, pt nl.
In thnn announcing the oppo
i r"J n'w i nnvtj w if in nsi
I , I 1 --
bucii ns x nave sunercii in com
mon with other citizens of this
community as tho result of their
private and official derelictions.
Thcv have been Personally
kind to me, and have oeen, one
or both, patrons of J he JSiadi
Of course 1 regret the necessity
for such opposition, as it is much
more congenial to my taste, and
is accompanied with less wear
and tear on my brain and emo
tional nature, to write pleasantly
rather than censoriously, of any
one, it tho tacts will allow me.
But I should feel myself rec
reant to my trust it I did not
use every honorable and just
means at my command to break
the spell which these officers of
the law exercise over the neonle
of this country, and which, like
the song ot the syren, is wooing
them on to moral and financial
In assuu'hig this attitude to
ward these gentlemen I believe
that I am reflecting the senti
ments ot the eentlemen who
have contributed of their means
to the support of The Blade.
Though I do not want to pose
as a Putnam or Cincinnatus, or
any of that notable list of de
funct heroes of their ilk, it is a
fact that I was literally following
in the furrow of the plow when
there came to me, at the same
time, two messages from different
parties asking me to come to
Lx-ViTigtoirto-"take part in rrjour
nulism that was to oppose the
political corruption ot this city
and county, and from them the
whole State of Kentucky, in
which corruption tho parties
above named were regarded us
the "head and front of the of
fending;" not that they were ne
cessarily and inherently worse
men than others engaged with
them, but that they furnished
the brains which pulled the
strings which made the others
act as tho puppets of their bid
ding. An expression of indignation
against these parties has come to
tne from gentlemen representing
the finest, the most intelligent
and moral society of this com
munity. Their language has ex
pressed the most unqualified in
dignation. To the career of my forefa
thers, who have lived in this
community such lives as I am
proud of, I havo attempted to
add a reputation which is blame
less, and which no man, so far,
has successfully assailed, and I
reared my children iuto a I
proud emulation of their virtues.
It is said that the blood of the
Argyles and of Robert McGregor
courses in my veins, and as be
stood on his "native heath," so
I am hero "to tho manor bom,"
and this is "my own, my native
Iu the seclusion of my country
home I have tried, as fur us iu
me lieth, to live peaceably with
all men. But even this remote
seclusion has been invaded by
the unjust machinations of these
men, and tho blood ot McGregor,
mixed with that of Burton W.
Stone, boils iu my veins with
righteous indignation, at tho
thought that interlopers ure thus
to roAmo of my birthright, and,
for it, leave me less than the
mess ut' biumling house huxh that
Mr. Uroiiston is justly rejjunl
cl us one ot the brightest intel
lects of this community, uiul us
u Commonwealth's jirosociitini?
attorney, it' he had u moral qual
ity commensurate with his ge
nius, he would stand utmost j leer
less; hut his magnificent intel
lectual endowment is hut an
edited tool iu tho hands of a mad
man. Juljro Mulligan is u height
man. His humorous orutory has
often swejl the cobwebs from the
brains of court attendants, and in
journalism he is the only man in
this town who has ever ut any
good wit iuto jiriut, and he bus
(( WtHUtit oh Jiiurlh lt'J.)
! jrftinn nf The PJrith tn tlia erontln.
iniiran, DTqnua g go.,
12 East Main Street.
BEST PLACE IIT THE CITY ON"
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FINE WOOLENS and SILKS A SPECIALTY.
PRICES WAY DOWN.
A arnl Mork of rliesp ami fine Notions always on linnd. Give us cull and
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LOCATION, 16 & 18 WEST MAIN STREET.
THOMPSON & BOYD,
FINE SADDLES & HARNESS,
RACE AND TROTTING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY.
No. 53 BAST
4$mh A w)i Hi-
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better one tor jl.UHi ut tlio
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Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments
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