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LEXINGTON, KY., SATURDAY, MAY 15
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
old Main Street Church. The
High street property was traded
tor the lot, and after some little
difficulty the buildinjr was com-
pletfd early in the year 1843.
It was dedicated in the spring.
President James Shairnon preach-
ing the sermon. Shortly after
ib.e dedication the celebrated
Campbell-Rice debate, in which
Henry Clay acted as chairman.
ites, etc. A caricature was
prepared representing a huge
camel with two large humps
upon its back, labeled “Alexan-
der Campbell,” and beneath this
was printed the couplet :
‘‘Ko, all ve sons autl daughters.
'Here’s salvation in t!:e waters.'
But in spite of all this per.secu-
tion and calumny they -stood
firm, and grew in spirit and num-
1894, a chair in the Bible Col-
lege of Drake University. He
was succeeded in January, 1895,
by the present minister, I. J.
Spencer, who has endeared him-
self to every member of the con-
gregtition. Under his faithful
ministry the work of the church
is constantly growing in useful-
ness, the missionary spirit con-
tinually enlarging and spreading,
while the membership is gradu-
ally increasing Sunday by Sun-
In September, 1896, the church
began the work of establishing a
mission in South Lexington, pur-
chasing a lot at the corner of
Mill and Cedar streets, ujTon
which it is hoped to erect during
1897 a comfortable house of wor-
ship. Cl.vkkxck Eohkkt.
In the latter part of 183 1 , a lit-
tle band of nine faithful and de-
vout Christians, pleading for the
“faith Qjice delivered to the
saints,” and insisting upon a re-
turn to primitive Christianity,
began holding meetings every
Sunday in their private houses
for the purpose of attendance
upon the Lord’s Supper, the
singing of hymns, prayer and
exhortation. These nine be-
lievers, now all save one gone
to their last reward, were Wil-
liam Poindexter and wife, Thom-
as Rogers and wife, Mrs. T. S.
Bell, Mrs. Joseph Ficklin, James
Schooley, William Vanpelt, and
his son William Vanpelt, Jr.
These meetings continued
through the year .1832. God
greatly blessed them, for the
membership gradually increased
until early in 1833 the little band
had grown to such an extent
that it was deemed advisable to
secure a permanent place for the
meetings and to call a minister.
Accordingly a room on Spring
street, that had been a chair fac-
tion teach us that the only safe
and correct plan is to sow good
seed “in the morning of life and
in the evening withhold not thy
hand.” Is the period of youth
to be given up to sin — that
44v,o_}; 1 A'^ ^ura ^ yri irii. -
and fills the body wi'th energy ;
that formative j'leriod when the
\Nhole future life and eternity
hangs in the balance ; that pe-
riod when the soul must be given
wholly to God or be forever
lost — must this be spent in scat-
tering seeds of sin which will
ripen into a harvest of dishonor
and shame in after years? When
we -remember that it is a rare
thing for a soul to confess Christ
after the twentieth milestone is
passed, we should know why
God is anxiouS^,for the youth of
our race. No, there is no time
set apart for the sowing of wild
oats. One short hour in such
work may witness a crime that
years of penitence cannot blot
“Sowing Wild Oats” is too
mild. It is best to call a spade
a spade. There is no excuse for
minimizing an evil by giving it
a respectable name. I object to
these words because they clothe
the most hideous sins in the garb
of respectability to deceive the
children and parent.s of our land.
Would it not be better to ac-
knowledge the wrong and seek
to correct it, than for you to say
of your boy: “Oh, he’s only
sowing his wild oats,” and thus
sanction in an indirect way his
Where did you get your wild
oats ? Satan put the bad among
the good. But you as the sower
are instructed that you must sow
the good only. As you sow so
shall you reap. Will you not
complain when all the tortures of
hell are yours and S;itan says in
his blandest tones: “'Phis is a
Harvest of Wild Oats”?
Oh ! call all this by some oth-
er name. In the name of God
I protest against this deception
that Satan has imposed upon us.
Call it drunkenness ; call it steal-
ing ; call it robbing women of
their virtue ; call it murder and
everlasting ruin, but do not call
it “Sowing Wild Oats,”
Challen, father of James Chal-
len, and here the congregation
was domiciled and organized,
James Challen being called as
The interior of the old factory
was arranged as best they could.
It is difficult for one in our day
and generation to conceive of
the rudeness of the furniture of
that old room, which the Disci-
ples then doubtless took great
pride in. Some old chairs were
donated by the members for the
pulpit and chancel, while the
seats proper consisted of some
clumsily constructed benches,
without backs. No carpet cov-
ered the floor, nor was the light
was held in the building, lasting
eight days. William McChes-
ne\' succeeded Allen Kendrick
as minister, and he in turn was
succeeded by Samuel Church.
A. L. Robbins succeeded Church
and *A. L. Jones, J. G. Tomp-
kins, James Henshall and the
venerable John I, Rogers fol-
lowed. In i860 W. H. Hopson
was called and served one year
until 1861, when J. W. McGar-
vey was called. During the war
the church had many vicissitudes.
'I’he building was seized and
used as a hospital by both Fed-
eral and Confederate troops, but
at the close of the war the church
was stronger than ever, and
found it necessary to establish
another congregation in the city,
and Broadway Church was or-
ganized with a membership of
one hundred and tvVenty-six.
L. B. Wilkes was called as min-
ister in 1868, and was succeeded
in 1872 by Moses E. Lard. T.
N. Arnold followed in 1875 ; C.
K. Marshall in 1874; W. H.
Hopson was recalled in 1878,
and was succeeded by W. F.
Cowden in 1881. R. T. Ma-
thews came in 1885 and served
faithfully and well for ten years,
he being the last to serve in the
old building. For fifty years
the congregation worshiped God
in this building. Children grew
up in the church and their chil-
dren in turn grew up. Year by
year God prospered the congre-
gation. Year by year the mem-
bership grew in numbers ; year
by year came the children from
bers. In 1834 the congregation'
had outgrown the old chair fac-
tory, and the old Oldham cotton
factory, that stood on North
Broadway, where the Skillman
residence now stands, was rent-
ed. This was arranged better
than the chair factory, and here
services were held for several
years, until a union took place
between them and the so-called
“Stoneites,” a body of Chris-
tians holding to the same faith,
that had sprung up in the mean-
time. The “Stoneites” had erect-
ed a brick building at the corner
of Mill and High streets. The
day this union was consummated
was a notable one, and it is great-
ly to be regretted that the exact
day has not come -down to us.
The services doubtless lasted all
day, among the venerable minis-
ters taking part being Barton W.
Stone, J; T. Johnson, Thomas^
M. Allen, John Smith, Frank
Palmer, William Morton, Thom-
as Smith, Jacob Creath, Sr. The
union was cause for great rtyoic-
ing. The congregation was
strengthened, and took its place
in the cjty as an “established
church.” Allen Kendrick was
by cathedral glass.
They did not exactly “build a
pulpit of wood,” but they secured
a large dry goods box, covered
it with cotton, and that served as
a reading desk. Amid these
rude surroundings our forefathers
served God, and wbo is there to
say they were not as happy then
as those of us who sit in Central
Church and enjoy its blessings
to-day? It is not probable that
they ever complained of the min-
ister’s lengthy sermons, or hur-
ried the service to get home in
time for early Sunday dinner.
But amid the sweetness of this
their first meeting place, there
was some bitterness. The early
church in the days of Peter and
Paul was persecuted, and this
early church was persecuted.
Not to such an extent, it is true,
but persecuted nevertheless. Dis-
agreeable epithets and ugly
names were applied to them.
They were called “water dogs,”
‘ ‘ Baptist infidels , ’ ’ Campbell-
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as second class mail matter.
There are two kinds of people we
do not like to talk to; those who
think no one has a right to an opin-
ion but the)’ themselves, and those
who never have an opinion ol their
own, but always agree with^ yours.
Each of the above classes are well
represented in this world. We often
meet persons of considerable culture
aud refinement in some respects,
who do not hesitate to choke their
opinions down our throats and if
we mildly desist say the most in-
sulting things at their command.
They can never look on but one
side of any question and then they
see it through glasses colored by
their own conceit. They demand
at your hands tolerance for their
views and then refuse to allow you
to even think for yourself. •
It is well in an argument with a
person like this to look meek and
say but little. If you can even look
subdued and smile a sort of sickly
smile it will aid you in bringing out
the fine points of you opponent.
You will notice a defiant toss of the
head and hear a subdued snort while
a triumphant glitter from the eye
will suggest .that there is a great im-
passible gullf that separates you as
lin opinion noldef 'ffdife vobr’lftendT
lin opinion noldef 'ffdiS yobr’mend^
the enemy, j
This is really a form of selfishness,
and selfishness is one of the most
common, and at the same time the
most disagreeable and sinful weak-
nesses of man. It robs us of the es-
teem and love of those around us;
it destroys our power to make the
world better; it shuts us up within
the narrow and lonesome confines
of self and makes us feel that life is
a failure; it blights and ruins the
bright flowers that grow along life’s
pathway fills our lives with never
ending sin and separates us from the
love or Him who never considered
his own wants, but gave up every
thing the world holds dear, and even
his life, that he might minister to
the wants of others.
The man who says he does not
know as much about the Bible as
he did when he was a Sunday-school
boy may be in sight of the grave-
yard, but if he is any nearer heaven,
it is because he has been walking
God’s method of teaching the Bi-
ble is to have a Bible school in ev-
ery home. “Thou shalt teach them
diligently unto thy children, and
you WILL FIND
thou shall talk of them when thou
sittest in thine house.” — 2he Bible
The Mission of Barnabas to Antioch.
From one of our exchanges we
clip the following paragraph:
“One of the best things the church
at Jerusalem ever did was to send
Barnabas down to Antioch to look
into the matter of reported conver-
sions among the Greeks. He was a
good man full of the Holy Spirit
and faith, and on arriving at An-
tioch he saw that, however differ-
ently the church there conducted
its worship from the church of Je
rusalem, there was manifest the
same spirit of Christ which marks
the true convert everywhere. So
he exhorted them to continue in
the grace of God. Had he been of
another type, such as those who op-
posed Paul’s work when he reached
Antioch and found out that these
Gentile converts didn’t pronounce
some of the religious terms in ex-
actly the same way they were pro-
nounced at Jerusalem, he would
have condemned the work as un-
lawful, and thus have blighted the
hopes of the young church and de-
stroyed, perhaps, what, under wiser
treatment, became the great center
of Gentile missions. It takes a
man with the Holy Spirit to dis-
cern between the vital and the acci-
dental in Christianity.”
This is evidently intended as a
backhanded blow at somebody who
contends that the worship of the
church should be conducted Scrip-
turally. But the blow — like a rusty
musket of the old-time pattern —
TStri’KVS •iiaTiiest Ytt -ttie- W(Ar -wnw
Who told this writer that Barnabas
was sent down to Antioch to look
into the matter of reported conver-
sions among the Gentiles ? He cer-
tainly did not learn it from the
Scriptures. I have seen the idea
advanced in some semi-rationalistic
writings, but it sprang from the
brain of its originator. While the
text of Acts does not say explicitly
for what purpose Barnaba^ was
sent, it does so implicitly ; for we
must conclude that, as a faithful
messenger, he did what he was sent
to do ; and what he did was to “ex-
hort them all that, with purpose
of heart they would cleave unto the
Lord” (Acts xi. 23). He was not
sent because the church in Jerusa-
lem was suspicious that something
was wrong, and that the case need-
ed looking into ; but to exhort them
to continue as they had begun.
The assumption in the second
sentence, that on arriving at Anti-
och Barnabas saw that the church
there conducted its worship differ-
ently from the church at Jerusalem,
is original, I think, with this editor.
It must have originated in his brain
while hunting for something with
which to hit the party he was aim-
ing at ; for surely no commentator
on Acts has been so wild as to sug-
gest it, and there is not the shadow ^
of a shade of evidence for it in the '
A little farther on in the para- |
graph another startling discov'ery
is proclaimed — the discovery that ^
Barnabas “found out that these
Gentile converts didn’t pronounce *
some of the religious terms in ex- ^
actly the same way that they were
pronounced at Jerusalem.’’ Was ^
this because they pronounced these ^
terms in Greek, while the Jerusalem ^
brethren pronounced them in He- ^
brew? Deponent saith not? What
was the difference, then? And J
what were the terras that were not
pronounced in “exactly the same ^
wav?” The terms must have been *
regarded by Paul’s opponents as
important, for we are told ^
that if one of them, instead
of Barnabas, had been sent there, ^
“he would have condemned the
whole work as unlawful, and thus ^
have blighted the hopes of the ^
young church, and destroyed, per ’
haps, I what under wiser treatment f
became the great center of Gentile ^
missions.” How interesting it would ^
be to know what these terms were, ‘
and what is the right way to pro- *
The paragraph closes with the s
profound statement. “It takes a i
man with the Holy Spirit to dis- 1
cern between the vital and the ac- i
cidental in Christianity.” Thus we (
learn; that there are some things in
Christianity that are “accidental.” i
Those of us who have been think- 1
ing that all in Christianity was in- |
tentional, must stand corrected. \t e ;
thought, too, that we had the Holy (
Spirit; but as we have failed till now '
to discern “the accidental in Chris-
tianity,” perhaps we have been mis-
takem I^e t us go to a “holiness’^
meeting, ;?nd s^if we cannot secure
the “second blessing ” — ./. W. Me-
Qaivey in Christian Standard.
♦ ♦ I — I I ■ '
CHESTNUT STREET NOTES.
The Christian Endeavor Society
on last Sunday was led by Miss
Myrtle Lyndi. A good many took
part and it was an interest meeting
The Christian Endeavor Society
will be conducted next Sunday by
Mr. R. L. Buesabarger. All are in-
vited out, and to take part in the
Owing to a misunderstanding
Mr. Taylor did not leave last Fri-
day, but instead left Monday. He
was at church on Sunday, and list-
ened to two wdl-delivered sermons
by Profs. Ellett and Deweese.
Prof. Deweese preached to us on
last Sunday night, and gave one of
the best sermons he ever preached,
It was full of good points, well-de-
livered, and, we hope, will do the
Mr. Simpson gave us an interest-
ing talk at 'the Endeavor meeting
last Sunday night. Mr. Simpson
is one of the most faithful and
hard working Christians we have at
, this church.
The Young Men’s Prayer Meet-
ing, under the able leadership of
that never-tiring good man, John
Chinn, is doing much good at this
church, as will be seen by the num-
ber of young men taking part in the
This church had quite a number
of visitors on last Sunday night.
We are always glad to have them
with us and we want them to take
part. It will not only help us, but
will benefit themselves.
Prof. R. H. Ellett conducted the
ill is IKe Best,
morning services at this church on
last Sunday morning. The Profes-
sor, though a middle-aged man,
stands in the -front ranks as minis-
ter, and is well versed in the Bible.
His sermon was up and above the
Nlr. Taylor delivered his popular
lecture, “What It Takes to Get (
There,” to a good size audience on )
last Thursday night at the church ]
at Grassy Creek. Mr. Taylor has
brum bed out into the lecturofield, ,
and is an orator to the manor born. (
\\ e wish him good luck wherever ,
he goes. i
The plan of Mr. J. W. Taylor j
this summer was an extended visit
through Virginia on a lecture tour,
in company with that ever smiling
good man, Mr. Walker, has fallen
through, owing to the inability of ,
making good dates through that
State. Mr. Taylor will go to Mis-
“Mississippi,” by the way, that
sounds familiar. That is the State
in which Mr. Taylor received a call
to preach the gospel about a year
ago. But after due deliberation he
consented to stay here. Now what
do you think — he received another
call not long ago, and in the call
they much as said “Ihey could not
get along without him.” Well,
neither can we. He has made won-
derful strides in the management
of this church, and we won’t give
him up. Brothers and sisters from
Mississippi, we know you would
like to have tins good “buriijng”
man in your community,' l uV we
can’t spare him. If he does go, I
expect you will have to accommo-
date a good many of us, as we like
him so well we will have to go with
him. Hoping he won’t go is the
hearty wish of
Uncle Tommy Rot.
OUR CITY CHURCHES.
Secretary E C. Baldwin address-
ed the men’s meeting of the Y. M.
C. A. on Sunday afternoon last.
Ow’ing to the sickness of the pas-
tor, Rev. Dr. Wilburne,tht rewas no
preaching service at the Centenary
M. E. Church on last Sunday.
Rev. Dr. Snively, of Frankfort,
occupied the pulpit at Christ Church
Cathedral on last Sunday at both
Dr. A. C. Davidson, President of
Georgetown College, occupied the
pulpit at the First Baptist Church
on Sunday morning and evening.
The lecture which was to have
been given last night by Col. Geo.
W. Bain, at the Epworth M. E.
Church, has been postponed "until
next Friday night. May 28. I
ROLLER MILLS GO
JOS. LeCOHPTE, Manager,
The State Convention of the
Epworth League, which was held
last week in Louisville, selected
Lexington as the place for the next
The Ladies’ Aid Society of the
Hill Street M. E. Church, South,
celebrated the fifty-fifth anniversary
of tlie dedication of tliat church, by
a reception, on last Wednesday
Dr. George Varden, of Paris, Ky.,
occupied the pulpit at the Upper
Street Baptist Church on last Sun-
day; preaching in the morning on
“The Sonship of Jesus,” and at
night on “Christian Perfection.”
The congregation of the German
Evangelical Lutheran Church, on
Maryland avenue, spent Sunday in
Louisville, where they joined in the
celebration of the fiftieth anniver-
sary of the founding of the Synod
ofMissouri and other States.
Rev. Otis Hughson preached a
strong sermon on “Public Senti-
ment, Its Influence for Good or
Evil,” at the Fifth Street Baptist
Church on Sunday morning, a
synopsis of w.hich was published in
Monday’s issue of the Morning
At the Hill Street M. E, Church
the pastor. Dr. Evans, preached in
the morning on “A Cry of Despair,”
and at night on “The Good in
Bearing the Yoke.”
Invitations are out to the mar-
riage of Prof. J. M. Davis, one of
tbs- elders -«£-.■ the- -Max weU Street—
Presbyterian Church, and Miss
TAKEN FROM LIFE.
A SAD STORY.
This is the fate of the young man who
recently committed suicide by hanging
himself, because his gallant rival eloped
with his sweetheart in one of those fine
rigs which can always be found at the
up-to-date Livery Stable of
B. B. WIL.SON. ^
Phone 59. 35 N. Mill Street.
N. B. We make a specialty of Funer-
alsa nd Weddings. Lowest prices.
33-3S-37 N, BrOadway.
-A full line of-
Dsw Wall Papers
PERSONAL LOCAL. LflDIES SUITS.
To think His thoughts in blessedness
To know Himself, the Thinker, is our
To rest this weary intellect on His,
Is the glad ending of mind’s endless
strife. _____ Bonar.
Make preparations for Children’s
Day— First Sunday in June,
Mr. J. N. Williams spent Sunday
Two additions at Broadway Sun-
day by letter.
See Van Hoose for Photographs.
He makes all the latest styles.
Miss Ormie Bayes is now with
Mr. Keller, the florist, where she
will be glad to see her many friends.
The Broadway C. W. B. M. held
a delightful reception on Tuesday
In 1881 our Sunday schools gave
^754 for Foreign Missions; in 1896,
Mrs. Lida Perkins has moved
from 228 North Broadway to 117
North Upper street.
The Missionary Bible Class will
conduct the services at Central to-
Van Hoose, Short street, opp.
Court House, is the place to get
When your bicycle needs repair-
ing take it to L. H, Bagland, 49
The Delta Endeavorers of Central
gave a “Strawberry Festival” in
Gratz Park on last Friday night.
The court day dinner given on
Monday by the Alpha Endeavorers
of Central, proved quite a financial
Miss Eoline Hair has returned
‘Tilsmranf&r a idnf vis'if tar'her ; old"
home in Georgia, much to the pleas-
ure of her many friends.
Housekeepers in need of anything
in chinaware, glassware, etc., should
call on E. C. Kidd, 65 East Main
Miss Ottie McGarvey has returned
home from Cincinnati, where she
has been attending the Conservatory
President McGarvey entertained
the Class of ’97 of the Bible College
at his home on Main street on Tues-
J. E. Nichols, formerly with Bell
fe Glenn, has opened up a vegeta-
ble, fruit and poultry market in the
Market House, Nos. 9-11 east end.
L. H. Ragland keeps a large stock
of high grade bicycles on hand for
rent at his store, 49 North Broad-
way. Very moderate terms.
Misses Annie and Aria Tisdale,
who have been absent in Colorado
for some months, returned home last
week. Their address is 288 North
Misses Hattie and Katie Warner,
formerly of this ^ity, now of La
Folliette, Tenn., are the guests of
their sister, Mrs. Prof. Kastle, on
E. C. Kidd, 65 East Main street,
handles the prettiest, best and
cheapest line of glass, cutlery and
house furnishing goods in Lexing-
ton. Call on him before buying.
Be sure to order your berries from
Stanley Scearce, and you will always
get the choicest in the market. Not, 51
53, and 55 Market House. Phone 436.
Van Hoose ipakes the latest Pla-
Some new ones just placed on
sale. Prices $5.00, J6.oo and
$8.00. Better see them this week.
TAYliOR fit HAWKINS,
9 W. Main Street.
Profs. EllettandDeweese occupied
the pulpit at Chestnut street, on last
Sunday, the former preaching at the
morning and the latter at the even-
The regular monthly meeting of
the C. W. B. M. of Central, tvas
postponed from last Monday until
next Monday (17th) afternoon. A
full attendance is desired.
the absence of Mr. Spencer,
Assistant Superintendent John C.
Taylor, took charge of the Central
Teachers’ meeting on last Wednes-
Green Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, New
Potatoes, Cauliflower, Asparagus, every-
1 thing good to eat at Stanley Scearce’s
55-55 Market House. Phone 436.
Mrs. Herbert McArdle (nee Miss
Mildred Johnson) came over from
Cincinnati on Monday and is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Richard
Arnspiger, on West Maxwell street.
Judge C. Wayne Cook, of Cory-
don, Ind., will deliver the annual
address before Alumni Association
of Kentucky University on the
evening of June 10. He was a mem-
ber of the ’Class of ’97. *
The ladies of Berea Church will
give a strawberry and ice cream
supper on Friday night. May 28th.
Everybody invited to attend. The
church is located on the Ironworks
pike, six miles from town.
The storm that prevaled all over
LbejkuiDtiyy ibe firatS.undj.i’Lj.n.iy)
month materially injured the Home
Mission collection. The churches
are urged by Bro. Smith to renewed
efforts to raise funds for this work.
Students, see Van Hoose for your
Photos. He will make you a selec-
tion on all grades. The cuts for
the K. U. Annual are from photo-
graphs made by Van Hoose, Short
street, opp. Court House.
W. J. Loos, ex-Editor of the Chris-
tian Guide, and now Financial
Agent for Orphan’s Home of Louis-
ville, spent several days this week
as the guest of his father. President
George W. Kemper, of The Mes-
senger, preached at Central Chris-
tian Church last Sunday night to a
large and appreciative audience.
The scribe did not hear the sermon,
but from the headlines in the daily
newspapers and the comments of
his hearers w’e judge he delivered a
very excellent sermon indeed.
Spring Chickens and all kinds of
dressed poultry always to be found at
the up-to-date fruit, vegetable and poul-
try market of Stanley Scearce, Market
House, stalls 51, 63 and 55. Phone 436
The first annual Inter-Collegiate
Declamatory Contest of Kentucky,
which was held at Kentucky Uni-
versity on Friday night (7th), was
won by Mr. L. R. Bonta, who rep-
resented the Kentucky Wesleyan
College, Winchester. Central Uni-
versity, State College and Kentucky
University were also represented.
rCHESj manufacturing jeweler,
57 E. Main,
All goods and work guaranteed.
This IS the season when women want
the most stylish shoe that can be made,
and that describes the kind we nave in
our new Spring and Summer stock.
But we don’t want to keep them — we’re
not selfish— we want every woman in the
city to enjoy them. We have women’s
shoes as graceful as a spray of Hpilng
flowers and— as tough leather— and the
price as small as is consistent with hon-
est work. And for children, all kinf's of
comfortable, durable and stylish shoes.
If we can’t suit you, come in and tell
us the reason. We want your trade.
THE SAMPLE SHOE
4 W. MAIN ST .
‘‘SPRING IS HERE."
Now is the time to make your start; see that your sign is bright ana
attractive; it adds tone to your business.
masters & SMITH, 9 Mill Street,
Can supply your wants at reasonable prices, and can furnish an3’thiug
in that line.
J, FOR EVIDENCE
t| Of a good Tailor, see his prices,
♦ quality of goods and workman-
X LOOK IN THE GLASS
X And you will find these points
♦ met in one house if you have
A tried the firm
Of W.T MORRIS & CO., Tailors
107 E. Main, Lexington.
The “Centralian ()uaitette” gave
a concert in Nicholasville on last
Friday night under the auspices of
theEndeavor Society of that church.
The Quartette (or rather “Sextette”)
is composed of Miss Eunice Fou .
Shee, soprano; Dr. S. A. Donaldson, Woodwork. Prompt Attention. Fair Price.. YOU SAVe
second bass; B. A. Lineback, first
bass; W. N. Cropper, second tenor; J. L RICH»DSOII I to. ,
(101 PRINTERS, ( I
The G. A. R. State Convention 37 We.st Short Street. \ j
which met in Lexington this week V /
brought an enormous growd to the t vry Tr-i rrlT-c^oT-i
town. The speeches on Monday • -I- - iJ 3-C5 pvS01[,
afternoon at Chautauqua grounds dealer in In Ev®ry T®n
were most excellent. ^ l)be feeling of Lumber, _Lg^tji8j^ Sjiinijpfles. Sash, By buyi ng your GRocB^gg from t^se
raterhal love sHow'n’'t^ exist be*P^'^*~ Doors, Blinds, Mouldines who keep a fresh suppi^ on hand and
In Every Ten
ur GroCEhIKS from those
raternal love show'n’'t^ exist be Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, who keep a fresh suppi^ on hand and
twMn the Confederates Veterans Telephone 57. No. 9s w. short St. I^MeVh'^ngl ^7?!^ ' “°
and the G. A. R. was nevermore s. unr irv
and the G. A. R. was never more
forcibly illustrated than when Gen.
Hill and Judge Morton shook hands
and pledges in behalf of the two
associations eternal friendship and
Z. McMillan's Bakery
eOKNEK VI.NE AM) I'PPEK.
For the best Bread, Rolls and Cakes
made in the city. Fresh made every day.
STRAWBERRIES. maae in me ciiy. p resn maae every aay.
Be sure to order your berries from OyStGT PattiSS Hiad6 tO OldST
Stanley Scearce, and yon will always get
the choicest on the market. Nos. 51, 53 T_T T T J O 0 T r JLJ FI A. F.|Wheeler, 44 N. Limestone
and 55 Market House. Phone 436. iT-i J— X. 1 lyT. i Z ,
Bro. I. J. Spencer who is holding J. 5 ]3l^0.,
a meeting in Chattanooga, reports DENTIST.
the work moving off nicely. Five
had been added to the church at Lexington Business College Bnildiug
the last report.
Phone 177. Cor. Broadway and Short.
LSi^ep^, Heed aijd
19 West Short St, Lexington, Ky
Lexington, Ky. Steam Laundry.
R. W. Elder is attending the MDQ M D
County Convention at his church at ^ II UD/lUlVl The finest single and double rigs in city
McCormick, Lincoln county, where
he delivers the opening address. Mr. MILLINERY.
Elder, is one of the most promising
ministers in the State. g. Main St., Lexington, Ky.
Chas. Allen Thomas delivered a
lecture in Morrison Chapel last night
to a good sized and very apprecia-
tive audience. Mr. Thomas is one
of the coming orators of the coun-
try. He has a wide reputation even
now, and we expect to see him ad-
vance with rapid stride.
W. M. GULLEY’S
High Class Work,
109-111 E. Main
day ana night.
day and night.
COMPLETE LINE OF
Soaps, Toilet Articles and
‘-For all kinds of-
NICE FRESH GROCERIES
In buying Gfooepics
only as we
need them. That is why you always get
fresh goods when you buy them here
You can be sure of getting what you
want when you trade with.ua. We have
Gxl Goods. Everything New
Low BHcm. Prompt Delivory.
Comer Limestone and Vine Sts.
want wnen yon traae witn.us. we nave
Phone 421. Cor. Short & Market, juat received some creamery butter that
- you will like.
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Fresh and Salt Meats,
Vegetables and Country Produce.
Corner Broadway and Fifth Streets.
8 and 10 W. Short St.
Edited by Clarence Egbert
[Sunday, May 23— Peace; When
to Seek It, and How. Gen. 13:5-18.]
Peace is harmony with God; it -is
also harmony with men.* We are
never to choose peace with men
when it prevents peace with God.
Christ came not to bring peace
but a sword, and yet he truly said
to his disciples, “My peace I give
unto you.” It was “not as the world
“Woe unto you when all men
shall speak well of you” — or when
you want all the world, evil-mind-
ed as well as good to speak well of
To be patient with wrong-doing
is to try the patience of God; to ad-
mit certain men to our friendship
is to make God our enemy.
For men who would be at peace
with God to be at variance with each
other, is as if two air ships, bound
for the same harbor, should deliber-
erately run into each other.
The quarrels among Christians
are almost invariably over non-es-
.sentials, which pride and self-willed
obstinacy have exalted into essen-
Religious people should'make it a matter of conscience to
buy good, pure groceries. You can find Fine Groceries
made from the purest and most healthful material at
Anything-in-the- House- Furnishing- Line
CASH OR CREDIT.
21 South Upper
f^Sole Agents for Fleischman’s Compressed Yeast. •
R. C. was such that they will be
anxious to return to the Blue Grass
The praj'er meeting at Constitu-
tion Street on Wednesday night
was led by Bro. Simon Gardner.
The attendance was not as large a
it should be on an important occa-
sion as this. Now, don’t stay at
home and say I am too tired to at-
tend prayer meeting, but go to
churcli and do your part ab a Chris-
tian. It is your duty to attend the
services of your church ; if the
bers stay away and make
what about others,
The largest Boarding School for
young ladies in the South. Ne:.t
session begins second Monday in
September. Complete in every
J. B. SKINNER. Pres.,
Mitchell & Waller,
L. H. RAGLAND,
Dealer in High Grade
A Large Stock of Wheels for Rent.
UEl’AiKixo 49 jforth Broadway
.\ SI’ECI.Al/il^bj^ Opera House Block
If you do not
love your church you need not ex-
pect others to do so or even attend
the services. When you are visit
ing every other meeting but your
church services, do you think of
“I love thy church, O God.
Her walls before Thee sta^nd
Dear as the apple of Thine eye.
And graven on Thine hand.”
Now, let us attend the regular
services of the church better, and be
prompt, and the Father of Bless-
ings will give you a rich reward.
Elder W. H. Dickerson, pastor of
the Christian Church at Nicholas-
ville, was in the city^ this week.
G. T. Abram, Government Com-
mander of the ]\I. B., will leave
Sunday for the Grand Congress at
1 .■»ac\lia,H^rar;; — —
Look out for the “Fea.st of the
Tabernacles,” the 31st of May.
Mrs. Whitley, of Stanford, is the
guest of her sister on N Limestone.
The Ministers and Officers Union
held a very pleasant meeting at St.
Paul A. M. E. Chdreh Monday at
which time Rev. J. T. Morrow de-
livered an able paper on “The Ex-
tent and Limits of the Atonement.”
The city churches have a cordial
invitation to insert their announce
ments in our column.
Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Caps,
Shoes, Gent’s Furnishings, etc
• II, 13 and 15 West Main Street.
You will find that we can pupply
you with the choicest FLOWERS,
of all varieties, and at the lowest
prices. Lome and Look.
M. KAUFMAN, President.
LOLHS des COGNETS, Vice President,
J. N. WILSON, Secretary.
Transylvania Printing Co
42 E Main Street
Come and see us for your supplies,
10 E. Main Street.
Best Work done on Moderate Terms,
117 .N UPPER.
8 AND 10 W. MAIN ST,
H. HEADLEY LAND
For Men, Women and Children.
Trunks and Leather Goods,
The largest and best appointed business
house in Central Kentucky.
80 “Mail orders promptly attended to.
Tuesday, May 18. — The Prince of
peace, Isa. 9:1-7.
Wednesday, May 19--Peace? A
sword. Matt. 10:34-39.
Ihursday, May 20. — No peace
possible. 2 Kings 9:14-24.
Friday, May 21. — A judicious
peace. Luke 14:25-33.
Saturday, May 22.— A false peace.
Sfi N. Upper Street, Lexington, Ky
46 E. Main Street,
I am going to tlie
S. A. DONALDSON
Looks well if his
clothes are clean.
Tie Kentncliy Steam Laralry
13 and 15 South Upper Street.
Office — Merrick Lodge Building.
Residence— 186 W. Third Street,
_ Spring Chickens and all kinds of
dressed poultry always to be found at
the up-to-date fruit, vegetable and poul-
try market of Stanley Scearce, Market
House, stalls 51, 53 and 55. Phone 436
Lowest p ices.
Corner High and Patterson
I make a specialty of cleaning and re-
pairing, J. Conners, Tailor,
67^4 East Main St.
Green Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, New
Potatoes, Cauliflower, Asparagus and
everything good to eat at Stanley
Scearce’s, 51-55 Market House. Phone
We need to get more religion into
our political life, both local and gen-
eral. It is a fact that good, clean
Mrs. V. N. Gardner
OFF6RS BHRGHINS IN
Cor Limestone and Short Streets,
[Edited by S. W. j. Spurgeon. Address
all communications for this column to
The se-sion of the G. A. R. and
W. R C. brought many welcome
visitors to our city. We feel that
we owe the old soldiers a debt of
gratitude for the heroism and patri-
otism they manifested on the battle
field in the defense of their
Art Printing and
48 East Main Street
Keep Your Table Supplied
Harry M. Soiisley & Co
Cor. Main and Broadway,
: Phone 870 .
men hesitate about answering their
country’s call to office, and often
count themselves fortunate if they
are defeated in the race. This is
illustrated in the tollowing clipjiing
from a Missouri paper whose editor
was defeated as candidate for Mayor:
“Was showed under. Got it “in
the neck” hot and cold. Was smash-
ed in the wind^ Caught it under
the ear. Was knocked out by a
heart blow, but still in the ring.
Financially ahead S250. Saved
pie. Then let us, as citizens, en-
deavor to preserve this union with
the same spirit of patriotism as
marked these soldiers of old.
The veterans of Charles Summer
Post, No. 61, and Green Clay Smith
Post, No. 170, and citizens of Lex-
ington deserve much credit for the
excellent program rendered at the
Auditorium, which was enjoyeJ by
a large audience. AU of the parti-
cipants acquitted themselves with
honor and credit. We trust the en-
tertainment of the G. A. R. and W.
J. D. Armstrong, Manager.
^C. S. BELL. JR
Blue Grass Cycle Co
THOS B. DEWHURST, Prop.
Fine Candies and Ices.
44 E. Main St.
Restaurant. Oysters. Fruit Baskets.
The best service of any
line into or out of Lex.
North and South
4 superb trains daily to
Cincinnati ; ’ Free Par-
3 Fast Trains daily to'
the South, '
S. T. SWIFT, P. & T. A
W. G. MORGAN,, Dep ; .T. A
Lexington. " i '
W. C. RINEARSON,
All former bargains
WHEN OUT MARKETING
J. E. NICHOLS
Strawberries, Green Beans, Peas, Cucum-
bers, Cauliflowers, Asparagus, Cabbuge,
Lettuce, Onions, Spring Chickens, Hens,
T^— T-Al.- • • w I 1
Headquarters for SPRING CfHICKENB
and all hm^ of FRUITS and - " t
■j.- A. WHEELER, ' V
PHONE 435. 89 N. LIMESTONE.
ever given to the jieo-
pie of Lexington
place your orders '
for gold and silver Reward
Medals at Headquarters.
FRED T. HEINTZ,'
Manfg Jeweler, .
135 E. Main St,
I«e Cream 'ln and qoanlty. Butter Milk and 8
Milk form my own Jersey Cowg a Specialty.
Phone 169 . Market Hoi