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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. 

Historical Sketch 

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 

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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 
misdeeds ? 

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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the Editors, 181 W. Third St., hevington, Ky. 

Entered at Postoffice at Lexington, Ky., 
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 



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 ' 
text. ( 

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- * 
nounce them. 

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. 

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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 
congregation good. 

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 
services. i 


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- 
sissippi instead. 

“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. 


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 


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 
annual convention. 

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 
Emily Barr. 



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. 


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To think His thoughts in blessedness 
supreme ; 

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 
in Harrodsburg. 

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- 
morrow night. 

Van Hoose, Short street, opp. 
Court House, is the place to get 
your Photographs. 

When your bicycle needs repair- 
ing take it to L. H, Bagland, 49 
North Broadway. 

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 
success. ‘ 

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 
of Music. 

President McGarvey entertained 
the Class of ’97 of the Bible College 
at his home on Main street on Tues- 
day evening. 

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. 
Phone 159. 

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 
South Limestone. 

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- 
ino Photos. 

Some new ones just placed on 
sale. Prices $5.00, J6.oo and 
$8.00. Better see them this week. 


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- 
ing service. 

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- 
day evening. 


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. 


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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. 


4 W. MAIN ST . 


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. 



t| Of a good Tailor, see his prices, 

♦ quality of goods and workman- 

4 ship. 




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 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 

-GO TO- 

Z. McMillan's Bakery 


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. 


CASH or 


LSi^ep^, Heed aijd 

Sale Sfakle, 

19 West Short St, Lexington, Ky 

!RY. Lexington 

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. 


Phone 62. 

Modern Machinery, 
High Class Work, 
Plain and 
Turkish Baths. 

109-111 E. Main 



Prescriptions Compounded 
day ana night. 

day and night. 

Soaps, Toilet Articles and 
Patent Medicines. 

‘-For all kinds of- 


And Vegetables. 


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 We have 


Gxl Goods. Everything New 

Low BHcm. Prompt Delivory. 

Comer Limestone and Vine Sts. 

want wnen yon traae we nave 
Phone 421. Cor. Short & Market, juat received some creamery butter that 
-   you will like. 


ASA McGinnis, 


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 


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 
City again. 

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., 

Lexington, Ky. 

Fresh Meats 

Mitchell & Waller, 

I oadway 

’Phone 448 


Dealer in High Grade 

Bicycles Sundries 

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 
those lines: 

“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 “ 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 


'Phone 280. 

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, 


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. 
Jer. 8:4-11. 

Sfi N. Upper Street, Lexington, Ky 

46 E. Main Street, 

Phone 479. 

I am going to tlie 



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 

Frr"h Goods 

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 

Missouri Headlines. 

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 







Cor Limestone and Short Streets, 

[Edited by S. W. j. Spurgeon. Address 
all communications for this column to 
the above.] 

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 

Society Stationery, 
Art Printing and 


48 East Main Street 
Lexington, Ky, 

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 


Established 1892. 

Manufacturers of 

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- 
lor Cars. 

3 Fast Trains daily to' 
the South, ' 

S. T. SWIFT, P. & T. A 
W. G. MORGAN,, Dep ; .T. A 
Lexington. " i ' 


All former bargains 

In Groceries 



Strawberries, Green Beans, Peas, Cucum- 
bers, Cauliflowers, Asparagus, Cabbuge, 
Lettuce, Onions, Spring Chickens, Hens, 

T^— T-Al.- • • w I 1 

People’s Market 

Headquarters for SPRING CfHICKENB 
and all hm^ of FRUITS and - " t 

■j.- A. WHEELER, ' V 



ever given to the jieo- 
pie of Lexington 

place your orders ' 

for gold and silver Reward 
Medals at Headquarters. 
Manfg Jeweler, . 

135 E. Main St, 
near Postoffice. 

Ducks, Etc. 

I«e Cream 'ln and qoanlty. Butter Milk and 8 
Milk form my own Jersey Cowg a Specialty. 

Phone 169 . Market Hoi 

Messenger (Lexington, Ky.), 1897-05-15

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