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THE MADISON IAN
GRANT E. LILLY, Ed. arid Pub. RICHMOND, KENTUCKY. WE GREET YOU. No one asked us to begin the pub lication nf the Madisonian. Nor did we ask permission of any one to du so.. The wisdom of Its publication will be questioned by many. If we fail dismally, the "I told you so's" will have one on us. If we succeed then tbe original Madisouian'a will be a regiment strong. It has long been our cherished am bitions to be the owner and editor of a good country newspaper. This am bition has smouldered for twenty years or more, yet, all this time, 'twas a Joyous dream. It is said that two thirds of our lives are spent In hesi tating; the other third. In repenting. We've served the time of "hesitating" and are at the threshold of "repent ing." We have the temerity to enter and In so doing, are sustained by the words of the Immortal Shakespeare: "Our doubts are traitors. And make Is lose the good we oft might win. By fearing to attempt." We fear nothing. Nor have we ever feared. Our hesitancy was based on the laudable grounds that our friends were engaged In this service and that one more organ might tend to their Injury. But the great increase in the volume of business at this place, led us to believe that our coining would not do them any injury, though we, perchance, may catch a few crumbs that fall from the groaning commer cial tables. They are as tine a set of gentlemen as ever shoved a quill. My peace to and love for them. We shall refuse to travel In the Id beaten paths of country Journal ism. These wornout methods have reduced the country papers to nothing more than large, unwieldy sheets, tilled with advertisements and some news. We shall endeavor to run a paper tilled with news and things beneficial to the home and at the same time carry some advertisements. We recognize that our Inexperience will handicap us for the present, but we trust to your noble generosity of opinion to help us along; and you should remember that a good news paper, pitched on an exalted plane, will help any community, however enlightened that community may be; and in exchange for our efforts, we should have not only your hearty good will, but some of your business as well. We do not promise to revolutionize country journalism. We shall try to give In our paper some features not heretofore given by this service. The first page will be devoted to national news; the second to general sta'e news. No advertisements will be al lowed on either of these two pages. A busy man is entitled tb read the news without having to search for it among flaming advertisements. Tbe other pages will carry advertisements and one of these pages will be de voted to local news; one to social news; one, a page for women and chil dren. One, a farmer's page; a religi ous and temperance page; a page of general literature, containing good, short stories and a serial story; a page for general political news at Frank fort and Washington and as many other pages as may be necessary to carry out tbe general plan. A paper so conducted will be costly to get out and our only hope of maintaining such a paper, is based on the idea that tbe people will show sufficient apprecia tion to give us a liberal subscription. Nor do we fail to remember that sen timent diet aborning from the womb of commercialism and we shall not expect a dollar except for value re ceived. Politically, the Madlsonian will be Democratic. It will be independent in thought and word but very consider ate of the opinion of others. The news will be faithfully gathered and re ported impartially. Further than this we say not but will let the Madisonian speak for itself. In the selection of a name for our paper, we bad under consideration many other names suggested to us, but we prefer the name of Tbe Madisonian because it Is madisonian In spirit. We name It for the county and its people and we hope to so conduct It that every one will be pleased to refer to It with pride. This is our aim and am bition and we ask for your kindly so licitude and assistance. IF ASLEEP, WAKE UP. Never before In the history of the state baa there been such a push in railroad circles to reach the great min eral wealth of Eastern Kentucky. This fabulous wealth which haa lain dor mant for centuries is now being rap idly developed. Millions of dollars are being spent by these great railroad concerns for roads penetrating tbe mountains. They are tbe arteries of commerce. Richmond is on tbe map now and we should use and combine our energies to keep It on tbe map. We are connected by tbe Louisville & Nashville Railroad by it two great lines to the larger part of the moun tains. We are the gateway. Tbia im mense traffic could be brought by Richmond to tbe cities. But will it be so brought? It will not unless Rich mond puts forth the proper effort to have It so. We have the location for great city. It la now an educational center, known far and wide. A little Judicious advertising through the me dium of tbe commercial cluba of the country would work wonder In re sult. The opportunity to reap a rich harvest was once In the lap of this city. It Is said that opportunity knock but once. We recall the fa mous lines of Ingalls and of Shake speare supporting this idea. But we also remember the lines of another au thor" who said that opportunity not only called on some men once, but that It would keep on calling and If they did not let It enter that it wduld knock the door down and come In any way. But opportunity can be lassoed and It appears that some one has done this for us. Let's find out where It Is tied, cut the strings and bring It back. A strong pull with all united in a com mon purpose to do the best we can for the city, will accomplish great results. THE SENATORIAL FIGHT. It is not tbe purpose of the Madi sonian to engage in political broils. It appears that the senatorial slate Is not finished. Madison has not yet been heard from. Governor McCreary has not declared himself a candidate in express words. That he will be a candidate for the office, however. j seems reasonably certain. And why should be not declare himself? Has he not redeemed the state politically? What matters it If the parties who supported him In his race for gover nor are now opposed to him in bis senatorial aspirations? Was not their purpose in so doing simply to get the Democratic machinery In their own hands? The overwhelming majority of the people who voted for Governor McCreary did so because it was Gov ernor McCreary who was the candl- i date and not because of the fact that he was supported by those who now , wish to take advantage of the prestige I of his great victory. It was the won-1 aeriui personality or me wovernorj that,, won his victory and not that of i some who pose as great leaders and j who claimed to be the cause of his j victory. It appears to us that he won , instead of them, rather than by them. Iu this time of great trials of the ! party in the solution of the pending ' national questions, Kentucky wants a . MAN in the Senate of wide expert , ence in national affairs, a man of un questioned integrity, ability and force. Such a man is Governor McCreary. j . All honor to our distinguished citi zen and governor. Madisou county will , be loyal to him. A NEW YEAR. The old year is dead and may all Its strife, bitterness and heartaches die with it. May all of its noble pur poses grow and bear much fruit. May the people in every land and clime be better enabled to perform the duties of citizenship than ever before. Pros per each and every one, keep all in health and strength, let the lump of intelligence be the guide for their feet and may each and all see life In a new er, brighter light and may they be fortified and strengthened for their tasks by an immeasurable, sustaining brotherly love and may we all be blessed with the 'Corn of strength, the oil of peace and the wine of Joy." You who have prospered greatly the preceding year, remember that the poor we have with us always. Do something to relieve their distress. No doubt that they, too, would have prospered if circumstances had not been against them. "It snows," cries the school boy, and off he scoots to shoot tbe shoots. A COMMENDABLE DEED. They who give to the poor and needy and bring sunshine and glad ness to hearts In gloom should of all people be remembered in the sweet hereafter and stars in the crows of such ministering angels will shine the brightest when the great day of judg ment shall have dawned. Women lead In most of the good and charitable deeds and to them should all glory and honor be given. Had It not been for two good Richmond women some 130 of the less fortunate of this city would not have had a good Christmas dinner and in fait they might have bad no dinner at all. These women are Mes dames M. C. Kellogg and Samuel A. Deatherage, and to them the thanks of the community are due. As stated In these columns before, the Elks have heretofore dined poor children on Christmas Day, but this year they chose other methods by which to dis pense charity. This meant that many poor children would go hungry on the gladdest day of tbe year, and Mrs. Kel logg and Mrs. Deatherage knew It, so tbey set to work to supply what look ed then like the missing link. In her husband Mrs. Kellogg found a most willing helper, and tbe tame was the case in Mrs. Deatherage' home. "My house will furnish tbe eatables," said Mr. Kellogg; "My husband and I will prepare the meal," replied Mr. Death erage, and the dinner was assured. It takes some work to prepare a dinner for I'iO people, and hungry ones at that, but Mrs. Deatherage was equal to the occasion and had already proven her ability a a caterer. And the result was, over loo little chil dren bad a splendid dinner In tbe Ma sonic Temple on Christmas Day and some' 40 or 00 other were furnished with lunches sent to their home. And beside this, Mr. Kellogg, who made an excellent 8anta Claus, gave each child a garment of some kind and a sack well filled with candy and fruit. The day must have been a happy one to the promoter aud all other who contributed to the pleasure of those who know ao little happiness and whose want are so numerous. I-et those who enlisted ao nobly In tbe divine enterprise rejoice, for did not the Master say: "Inasmuch as ye have done It unto one of the least of them. My brethren, ye have done It onto Me." Climax. We have borrowed from the Climax and print the above with great pleas ure. We endorse each and every word of the article. "By their fruits ye shall know them." . "Do acts of kindness, not dream them all day long. And thus make life death and that vast forever one grond, short song." A THOUGHT FOR THE NEW YEAR. While the bells ring out the old year and usher In the new, Could our hearts but be attuned to their music sweet and true, Could we but know our strivings and our labor ne'er are vain, That He will send the sunshlue Just as surely as the rain. If our faith could just be stronger we were sure to reach .the goal And our purpose pure and lofty to lift some fallen soul, The hearts we here might gladden by a word or kindly smile, And the pathway now so thorny be all rose-strewn after while. Then let us cease repining while the : golden hours speed fast, Sow the seed of love and kindness tor the harvest at last, And he who loves the sparrow will j keep watch over thee. Ami anchor safe your little bark with in Kternity. church notes; CHURCH DONATION. One of tbe things worth while dur ing the Christmas week was the beau tiful spirit of giving as manifested by the work of the churches in our city. On Christinas eve various commit- j tees were appointed to meet and take j charge of the liberal donations sent iu.; to be distributed among the poor. 1 These contributions consisted of mon- j ey, provisions, clothing and toys, and ; did much to brighten the homes and , relieve the suffering of the unfortu- i nate of our town. All honor to these Christian people' who assisted in the Master's work. . 1 The Rev. Marshall, of Richmond,! has been called to preach every sec- j ond and fourth Sundays at tbe Mt. ! Pleasant Christian Church. Dr. Mar-j shall is one of the oldest and best mln- inters in this county and at one time was the pastor of the Richmond Chris-! tian Church. Last Sunday he tilled ! the pulpit of the First Presbyterian! Church In Richmond. Dr. Scanlon was absent on account of tbe illness his venerable mother at her home el Virginia. A revival began on Thursday eve uing at the Presbyterian Church. An interesting program has been arranged and all are cordially invited to be present. The Ladies' Missionary Circle of the Christian Church met with Mrs. R. E. Million at her home on Water street on Thursday afternoon. The Church of Christ Scientist will hold their regular meeting Sunday at 11 a. in. Mid-week service Wednesday at 7:3n. Subject for this week, "God." On New Year's Day Mrs. A. R. Bur nam entertained the C. W. B. M. of the Christian Church iu her usual graceful manner. The First Christian Church is Hear ing completion and bids fair to be one of our handsomest edifices and the congregation hopes to hold services in it early In the spring. Creosote to Kill Dandelions. John Lang, superintendent of City Park, who b.as been fighting the pest for many years, recommends creosote again thla year for killing dandelions on private lawns. It should be squirt ed from a small oil can, about eight or ten drops into the top of tbe plant If a small one, but If a large dandelion the head should be trimmed off and tbe creosote Injected into the crown of the root. It should be applied ouly when the grass Is dry, and care should be taken to keep It off the grass, though of course this cannot be entirely avoided. If the grass should be burned slightly tbe spot will grow over Inside of a season. The creosote follows the root of tbe dandelion clear to Its base and burns It so badly that It can never come up again. Denver Municipal Facts. Quite Unique. Ray T. Baker, wardeu of the Nevada penitentiary. Is abolishing, lth suc cess, sil the brutalizing rules of the old time prison system. .Mr. Baker's prlboner lead healthy. Industrious lives.' Tbey study and tbey work. And on lee vlnt. prison tbey engage In honest labor. "Our Institution," Mr. Baker said to a reporter, "isn't much like a reformatory I once visited In my youth. "'A very strange thing happened in this reformatory bark In '89.' a warden said to me. "'Yen? And what was that? I avked. "One of our prisoners.' be replied, 'reform-' - Overcome Indolence First "The first step In the discipline of tbe mind Is tbe overcoming of Indo lence. Tbls Is the easiest step, sod until it Is perfectly accomplished, the other steps cannot be taken. Jauit Allen. WEDDING BELLS Married December 19th. Nineral (I. Todd to Alice Combs. Married December 21st. W. U rinkerton to Belle Van Winkle. Hamilton Masters to lena Murphy. Charles I King to Grace Ramsey. Married December 22. Forrest Riddle to Dora G. Taylor. Married December 2.1. B. H. Hickman to Nellie B. Shockley. Lemuel C. Kowlet to Mildred English. Hiram Shanks to Vlcey Davis. ' Floyd Barrett to Dllla Hensley. W. J. Coyle to Christiana Reynolds. Jas. F. Horn to Lucy Grimes. Married December 24. John L. Wyley to Ila Proctor. Francis J. Pigg to Mittle Spurlln. James Gayport to Bessie Richardson. Ollle Skinner to Lilly Settle. Harry Pritchard to Mabel Martin. Albert Golden to Fannie B. Sewel. Henry Roberts to Daisy Mulllns. J. B. Green to Lilly Hunter. Married December 26. James Kay to Addle Fileder. Kverett Burr Is to Minnie Foster. Dee Taylor to Gertrude Ross. James Lewis to Lucy Hopkins. James Jackson to Fannie Alfred. Married December 27. Shelby Rlddell to Gertie White. Garland Rlddell to Nora White, wm. Taylor Wlnburne to Julia Rlddell. Frank Fraxler to Kva Hutchinson. J. W. Hogan to Hallle Gayley. Married December 31. Lnthur Kindred to Kandis Coyle. Married January 2. Nathan Evans to Clarissa Johnson. BIRTHS On Monday last last body of Miss Annie Cosby, sister of J. E. Cosby, of this city, was brought here for burial. The funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. G. W. Crutch field. Miss Maggie McCord died at her home, near this city, the week before Christmas. She was a lovely Chris tian woman, and her death is a severe blow- to her family. She Is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Will Deatherage and Mrs. Ernest Parrish, and two brothers', Mr. D. A. and J. H. McCord. Dr. E. B. Barnes, of the Christian Church, conducted the funeral services. Mr. Thomas C. Robinson, of Win chester, Ky., died of acute heart trou ble last Friday night. He was the father-in-law of Mr. G. W. Plckels, Jr., who formerly resided here. Mr. Rob inson stood high In business circles. Mrs. Anna H. Sale, who formerly lived In this county, died at her home In Sherman, Tex., on the 12th of De cember. Sue was Si years, of age. When her sister, Mrs. Watts, who was 90 years old. heard of her death, she exclaimed, "Oh. if I could only go with her!" In five days thereafter she died. A handsome boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. George T. Bogord last week. Congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Vlncenzo Rlccl are the proud parents of a pretty daughter, who came to them as a Christmas present. Death Notices One of the landmarks of the city has been called to bis reward. Mr. L. O. Schmidt, who has lived in this city for many years was stricken with paralysis a week ago and his condi tion was such as to give no bope for his recovery. He was In failing health, which, coupled with his extreme age, made It impossible for biin to re cover. His death came while sur rounded by his two daughters, Miss Kate and l.aura Schmidt, tbe ouly survivors of bis immediate family. He leaves a sister Mrs. Owen McKee of this city. At one time be conducted a large carriage factory very successfully in this city. He was burned out three times without any insurance to re coup him. For many years he has been connected with tbe Midkiff Car riage works wheie he was a valuable man, performing all of bis manifold duties faithfully. Mr. Schmidt was a Christian gen tleman In every sense of the word and It always made you feel good to as sociate with him. He, on one occa sion, opened his house aa a hospital to tbe wounded soldiers on both sides of the late unpleasantness and he and bis family ministered to their wants. He was a devout member of the Catholic Church and was one of tbe first trustees of this church In this city. He was burled in the Richmond Cemetery. "Peace be to his ashes," and tender and loving sympathy to his survivors. Woodpecker's Hsarlng. It Is not easy to explain wby wood peckers select one tree rather than others of the same kind In the for est upon which to beglu their opera te -, or why tbey attack one side of a t. -v and leave the other untouched. Commonly It will be found, uo doubt, that worms or ants are concealed be neath tbe point selected and that tbe woodpecker is guided in bis search by tbe sense of bearing. Mrs. Ignderby Talks, lira. Blunderby (visiting) Tes, poor Jane, she recognises no one. Bbe's been In a catamose condition for two days. My dear, bring me a cup of tea, will youT I prefer Oblong, If you have It. Boston Transcript . The Madisonian Is In receipt of the following handsomely engraved an nouncement: Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Burnam announce the marriage of their daugh ter Marlon Stuart to Mr. James Caruthers Willson on Thursday, January the second Nineteen hundred and thirteen Burnamwood Richmond, Kentucky At home after February first The Thlerman. I One of the prettiest entertainments of the Christmas week was the luncheon given to Miss Harriet Par rish by Miss Tillle Douglas on Wed nesday at one o'clock, announcing her marriage to Mr. McGaughey, of this city. The table was beautiful with flowers, cut glass and daintily painted place cards. Besides her home friends was the attractive guest of Miss Doug las, Miss Liddell, on Danville. Many were the toasts and good wishes for the bride, who is one of our most popu lar girls. Miss Margaret B. Parrish received Informally at her home on Main street on New Year's afternoon from three to five-thirty o'clock a number of friends. The rooms were artistically decorated in holly, Christmas bells and poinsetta and during the delightful hours salad, sandwiches, tea, wafers, black cake, wine and candies were served the guests. Miss Parrish was assisted in entertaining by Mrs. B. L. Middleton, Miss Julia Higgins and Mrs. L. B. Wisenburg. Miss Parrish Is a most charming hostess; and her entertainments long to be remem bered. Prof. Grinstead, who has been ab sent for the past six mouths, under a leave of absence from the Normal School, has returned to Richmond and resumed bis duties here In that school. He and Mrs. Grinstead will be located with Mrs. Huguley, on High street. On Thursday, January the second, at ten-thirty o'clock a. in., at Burna wood, the ancestral home of Mr. Thompson S. Burnam, Miss Marion Stuart Burnam and Mr. James C. Wil son were united in marriage, the cere mony being performed by the Rev. Ed mund Burnam, great-uncle of the bride. The wedding was a quiet one, only the immediate relatives and friends being present. Tbe bride en tered the room on her father's arm and was met under the arch by the groom and his best man, Mr. Young. Tbe ribbon bearers were the young broth ers aud cousins of the bride, while the lovely little sister, Lillian, acted as flower girl. The house was beauti fully decorated with poinsetta, south ern smilax and American Beauty roses, a tit setting, for so fair a bride. Tbe groom, who is the son of tbe late Prof. W. M. WHson, of Central University, i stands high in both business and so cial circles. After an extended south ern trip, they will return to Louisville and make this city tbeir future home. To the groom and his bonny bride "The Madisonian" extends heartiest congratulations and good wishes. The old year closed with one of the most beautiful masquerade balls ever given In our city. Tbe dance was led by Mr. McCreary Simmons and Mrs. Bates Shackelford, dressed as king and queen and "kingly" and "queenly" they looked in tbeir regal robes. Many and rich were the costumes, beginning with colonial squires and dames, who seemed to glide out from the past, to the American girl of the modern time; while gypsies, fairies, Japs, babies and the followers of Old Mother Goose, all found a place on tbe floor. After dancing aud merry-making till the hour of one, tbe New Year was ushered in with delicious luncheon. Mrs. Cynda Karr announce the en gagement of her daughter, Mis Har riet Parrish, to Mr. S. J. McGaughey, the wedding to take place February 4th. Miss Harriet is a very accom plished young lady, and is a splendid musician. She had her talenta In this line cultivated at the Boston Conserva tory of Music. Besides being talented In music, she Is a very charming young lady. The groom, Mr. McGaughey, Is one of our substantial citizens and of highly artistic tastes. He has made many friends since bis residence here, and stands high in tbe community. The wedding will be celebrnted at tbe Episcopal Church, the Rev. J. Edmund Thompson officiating. THIS IS A CULTURED COMMUNITY AND I WANT TO REACH THE BEST PEOPLE. NO ADVERTISEMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE FIRST TWO PAGES. SPACE CAN BE HAD ON ALL OTHER PAGES AT REA SONABLE RATES. ONE PRICE TO EVERYBODY. POSI TIVELY NO CUTTING IN PRICES. On Sunday Elisabeth Turley enter tained a number of ber young friends at her home on the Campus of Miss Crutcher of NIcholasvllle. Miss Mary Wagers gave a delightful dinner party to seven or eight of ber girl friends on Saturday evening. A tempting menu was served. On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hutchinson entertained with a handsome course dinner, after which the game of Flinch was enjoyed. Miss Anna Mae Walker entertained Monday In honor of her brother, Ro bert, who spent the holidays at home. The dinner was handsome In every de tail. MIsBes Barbara Witt, May Powell and Mr. Hugh Campbell attended (he dance in Richmond Tuesday night. Miss Nancy Stevens has returned from a pleasant visit to friends anil relatives in Richmond and Winches ter. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Johnson, of Rich mond, visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jus. S. Stevens, a few days lust week. Mrs. D B. Shackelford gave an In formal luncheon on Wednesday to ber guests. Her entertainments are per fect In every appointment and always greatly enjoyed. On Friday of last week Mrs. C. D. Patlle entertained the Cecilian Club. Miss Jennie Parkes entertained with a beautiful iSbcheon, on last Friday, in honor of Miss Marlon Buriiam. whose wedding to Mr. Jas. C. Willson had been' announced for the following week. Mr. Clarke Allman, son of our pop ular Chief of Police, Jas. Allman, is at home on a visit. He says that the weather Is delightful In De Land, Fla., where be is now residing. Mrs. R. F. Spears, mother of Mrs. Turley, Mrs. Covington, Mrs. Cbenault' and Mrs. Boggs, is visiting her daugh ters. ! Mr. and Mrs. Doc. Ferrell are now at the Soper Flats, In this city. Father O'Dwyer, of the Catbolio Church, was in Lancaster last week. Messrs. Lucien and George Burnam spent the holidays with their parents. Judge riid Mrs. A. R. Burnam. Prof. E. C. McDougle has returned from a pleasant visit to bis home at Long Bottom, O. Miss Jane Reid, formerly of this city, but who now makes her home In Cin cinnati, has been the guest of her sis ter, Mrs. V. H. Hobson. Mrs. Hobson returned to Cincinnati with Miss Reid for a visit during the ensuing week. Miss Katheleen Poynts haa returned from a visit to Mt. Sterling. Mr. Mat S. Cohen spent several days last week with the family of Mr. John F. Wagers. Mrs. W. R. Letcher, who formerly resided in this city, Is seriously sick at tbe home of her daughter, Mrs. Rutherford Douglas, Macon, Ga. Miss Stella Halburne has returned to her home In M'iddlesboro after hav ing spent several weeks at the home of her sister, Mrs. Neale Bennett. The Madisonian desires to give the county and city the best service pos sible to be given In a country news paper, and we ask the hearty co-operation of our fellow-citizens. When you have a news Item, give It to us and It will be printed. If you have friends vlsltng you, or If you are visiting any where, tell us about It. For social notes, telephone 638. For editorial matters, phone 659. For all other busi ness matters, phone 791. WE BE LIEVE THAT YOU APPRECIATE COOD SERVICE. AND IT SHALL BE OUR PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU. Edlotrlal rooms, at Mr. Lilly's office; social news, Mrs. Lilly, 424 Lancaster avenue; business office, at the Madi sonian rooms, 231 West Main street. Call In and see us. It Is our pleasure all the time to meet you and talk with you and your friends.