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Blue Grass Grocery Company,
Maine Corn 8c, Winter Luxury 10c, a can.
Tomatoes, 4-lb can 8c 2-lb can 6c.
Blackberries 7c, White Cherries 25c.
Bartlttt Pears 15c, California Peaches 18c.
Little Nell Peas 5c, Wagner Peas 15c
Maine Mince Meat, per pound 10c
Flour, Patent 25-lb 55c, Family 25-lb 50c
Best R. & H. Asparagus per ponnd 30c
Royal Baking Powder per pound 45c
Condenred Milk per can 10c
67 East Short, 266 East Main and
Telephone 465. Goods Delivered
Armour's Canned Sonps 10c.
Oxtail Mock Turtle Consomme,
Boston Baked Beans per can 7c
Succotash, Corn and Beans, per can 9c
California Evaporated peaches Pound 10c.
Rnisin, 12 Jc, Muscatel 19c, a ponnd.
Prune, Tnrkish 10c, California 7$c ,
Evaporated Apricots per ponnd 20c.
Oyster quart 25c, Cranberries quart 8$.
Oranges. Lemons, Apples, Potatoes cheap.
Corner Hpriog and Maxwell Streets.
Promptly. Leaders in Low Prices.
Hotel and Restaurant,
MEAL8 SERVED AT ALL HOURS.
Rafes Reasonable .... ... Best Attention to Guests
411 W, FIFTH ST J. WHITE, Prop., Cincinnati, O.
Owtv Owe Chahoe or Qua Cincinnati to Sah Fmwcigeo
4 Days Et Rou-e
and all Texas and Southwestern Points are
easily and quickly reached via New Orleans
or Shreveport, over the
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Cincinnati and the North.
8o Miles Shorter than any Other Line Cincinnati to New Orleans.
Vestibuied Limited Trains, Through Pullmans, 24 Hour Schedules.
Only One Change Cars to Jackson, Vicksburg, Houston, Dallas,
San Antonio, etc
THE BEST LINE-TO CHATTANOOGA, BIRMINGHAM, HEW ORLEANS, THE QUEEN AND CRESCENT ROUTE.
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THE STANDARD '
B. O. O. BE!Sr3AJM:iIT,
Editor and Publisher.
JDeVOTED TO THE POLITICAL RELIGIOUS,
Educational and Industrial Interests
of the Negro.
One year .. -$1 00
One month 10
INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
The Standard publishes what il pleases
regardless of race, color or sex, every Saturday
morning t 60 West Main street,
Notices of binliH, marriages and deaths,
and of church and society entertainment?,
will he published free, bat they must be'
of limited length.
Subscribers changing resi(ferice with-:
out notifyng this office will be charged
for pa pen going to old address whether
received or not.
AlionvmoUH articles stand no chance of
insertion. Sign your name. It will be
detacLed in type, if desired.
Delinquents, for three months, may
expect their paper to be stopped without
Business matters pertaining to the paper
should be addressed to The Standard.
Communications for publication must
reach us not later than Thursday.
Entered at the Lexington postoffice as
second-class mail matter.
"Write proper names plainly; other words
can be deciphered.
Do not permit your modesty to prevent
.you writing about yourself, if you think it
-will interest the public.
Do not hesitate .to stop us on the street,
'be you man, woman or child, to give us an
item. We want local news and you can
greatly assist us in gathering it.
It is impossible for the editor, with a
large and growing law practice, and other
multitudinous duties, which often take him
away from Lexington, to cover a city of
35,000 people, nearly half of whom belong
to the race -represented by this journal.
Saturday, January 27, 1900
-.NO ENLARGEMENT NOW.
At the close of the past year we
.promised to enlarge the Standard to
twice its present size at the beginning
-of this year. Negotiations to this end
were then in progress with a Pittsburg
;firm to supply one side already printed
with the news of the world, but the
price of white paper has gone up from
40 to 60 per cent, owing to a trust
having cornered the wood pulp from
which It is made, and it will be impossible
to increase the size of the
Standard without increasing the price,
and impecunious subscribers would
never stand that. We must now give
a collector 83 per cent, and let him
nearly run his legs off to collect each
pittance from city subscribers, but
when a hundred tell him to wait until
next month the money to pay for
. white paper, and the many other expenses
that go to make a newpapert
must come from other sources. The
Standard jJould not live on the patronage
it gets from the race it represents.
'This is remarkable in a city of 16,000
Negroes, surrounded by densely populated
towns, but it is true. Were it
not for the liberal patronage of white
-advertisers, and the job printing from
Negro customers who give preference
to a race office, the paper would soon
be compelled to cease publication. If
you are not ashamed of being born
black, patronize the white merchants
who advertise in your race paper.
They are your friends; they want
your trade. Do not, however, neglect
your own tradesmen who advertise, if
they are in the same line.
JuATIN LEARNING LOST.
Education is a good thing to have.
It is what the Negro race in its present
. condition needs but much depends
Mioon the sort of education. Xhe
the attention of a
erage girl prefers
youth who has no
visible means of support and who
travels on his shape, to those of a carpenter
or blacksmith, It seems to be
a question of fine clothes and supposed
The result is that the non-working
man, after he marries, has to be supported
by his wife. There is a sort
of education that is to be kept far
from our schools. It utterly spoils
people. A girl pounding at the piano
or giggling atthe gate with, an idle
dude, and the mother at the washtub
orrfcook stove, is a sorry sight. When
it makes both vain and lazy it ruins
This thing of "filling our boys with
Greek and Latin'is a criminal waste
oi time and money. There Is no Teal
need of it. The child should understand
the fundamental principles of a
common school education, then let
him. or her, take the hand training.
It's not necessary, however, that young
people may know how to do any given
thing as carpenteiing, blackts mi thing,
printing, serving, cooking but
that they may know the value of work.
Hand training quickens mental faculties
that no sort of mere text-book
drill awakens, and this is one of its
chief blessings. Hand education helps
to keep the brain balanced.
There are some old fogies who will
have no industrial teaching in their
schools. We have eome anch in Lexington
Who in order to make the unlettered
parent believe that they are
learned, tell them that work-teaching
and can not go on together.
Such teachers are absolutely
too ignorant to understand that the
greater the educational needs of any
people the greater their need of not
only being taught books, but of .being
taught to make a living.
We have in the Standard office a boy
of 15 who goes to school in the forenoon
and works in the afternoon. He
is well up in the common school
branches and understands the rudiments
of Latin, rhetoric, and algebra,
but the Knowledge he gains as a typesetter,
deciphering, punctuating and
correcting the spelling of scores of
different kinds of manuscripts, the
privilege of reading over two hundred
newpapers from theleading cities
of the land, the instructions given
him in both the press and composing
rooms, correcting proof, and coming
in contact with prominent men from
all over the country, is worth more to
the boy in six weeks than the Latin he
learns in the schools in six years.
In fact, this young printer is better
posted in general affairs than are some
teachers, for they read nothing but the
ordinary text-book and rarely come
in contact with anyone except their
pupils. There is absolutely nothing
in the Latin business in the common
schools but a waste of public money
and stunting the growth of the child.
Latin is a dead language. .Let it sleep.
No nation speaks it now. The mental
discipline it affords can be obtained
in the great scramble for daily bread.
As a foundation for English, if a boy
enters a trade or profession requiring
it, he can study Latin privately after
leaving the publicschool, or in some
higher institution of learning, but do
not force it on him otherwise.
Lillian Allen Benjamin.
"Oh, child, new-born denizen of life's
great city, upon thy head is shed the glory
of the celestial morning."
The editor of the Standard is as
'happy as a big sunflower that nods
and bends in the breezes." His first
born, three years ago was a boy ; and
now 'tis a girl, and she tips the scales
at ten and a half pounds.
Dr. J. M. Allen is the gentleman
who assisted the little stranger in
making her advent into this world.
It is a question after she grows up and
finds out what a terribly wicked world
this is, whether she will thank the
Doctor for the part he played in the
However this may be, the little "gal"
is here and the mother, who is resting
easy, desires to return thanks to the
efficient trained nurse, Miss Cleek
of the Good Samaritan Hospital. It
is said by the ablest physicians of this
city that Miss Cleek stands in the
front rank of her profession.
Mrs. J. W. Valentine, Mrs. Green-bury
Jackson and Mrs. J. Alex. Chiles
were among the guests who attended
the debut of little Miss Standard
Mrs. Chiles now has charge of the little
tot while the editor is out trying to
collect subscriptions to buy gruel and
Miss Benjamin's little brother asks
that she be christened Lillian Allen,
in honor of his first sweetheart and
favorite playmate, Lillian Chiles, the
little daughter of Lawyer Chiles; and
of Dr. Allen, the good man whom
Master Robin says brought him a
darling sister. Already congratulations
have begun to come in. A white
friend hands us these lines:
"He was a great composer
And editorialihe could write,
But he could not compose his youngest
When he walked her 'round at night."
The danger of conceding political
rights to the Negro is half so great
as the danger of withholding them.
Oourtiero Near the Throne
Qaeen C&ndace Court I. O. O. C,
held their initiatory and degree meeting
on last Thursday night. State
Worthy Grand Counsellor, B C. OC
Benjamin lectured and gaveinalrucv
ions on the degree work. This Court
is presided over by Mrs. Ella Henderson
a&sisted by an able corp of officers
and an earnest and interesting set of
members who seem determined to
make their Court the banner one pf Jthe
At the meeting on Thursday night
after the degree work had been gone
through, the table was set and everyone
present enjoyed a sumptous repast.
A number of the brothers of
Blue Grass Lodge.K. of E., who had
been invited were present and not
only ate but etjoyed thenselves gazing
and smiling at the good looking
Among the male visitors were Brothers
Thompson, Nelson, Hueston and
several others. Lawyer Smith and
John Snowden who are members of
the Court were there also. Of course
J. C. Jackson was there for when ever
it is annaunced that there is going to
be something to eat, Jackson is sure
to turn up. If there is one thing that
Brother Jackson enjoys more than all
other things it is free eatings.
Industrial Club Festival.
The event of the week was the-second
meeting of the newly-organized
Industrial Club held Monday night,
ostensibly for the purpose of finishing
up its business left over from New
Year's Day, but, strictly speaking, for
the avowed purpose of analyzing the
contents of two large pails and three
large platters. The buckets proved
to contain oysters fresh from their
ocean bed, and the other receptacles
three large turkeys whose fattening
days were over. If the table had been
a garden patch and one had gone oyer
it with a two-horse mower it could
not have been thicker strewn with
Then there was fat 'possum with
sweet potato trimmings, a pair of real
'coons baked to a turn, pickles sweet
and sour, chow-chow, and other delicacies
of the season, constituted a
feast fit for the festal board of royalty
and one long to be remembered.
There was no wine. The long table
had seating capacity for forty-one
persons. Among the merry feasting
Henry White, Theodore Richardson,
Andrew Scott, Sam Underwood, Clark
Pepper, William Hayden, M. T. Clay,
George Goodwin, John Brown, Green
Boone, James Scoit, Porter Jackson,
George Hart. John Tyler, Samuel
Lee, Andrew Brown, Howard Miller,
Samnel Smith, L. C. Smith, Henry
Lyons, P. L. Parrish, Frank Buckner,
George E. DePrad, Ed Williams, Ed
Dandridge, Willis Coles, Thomas Mc-Clure.
Zach Jones, G. P. Rassell and
E. L. Cunningham.
A white man of Lexington, who has
had many kind words for Negroes,
and often taken their part against
oarping critics, says that it is uot'so
much the "color line" as it is the
"odor line" that causes him to hod
aloof from the race. Some Negroes
stink yes, that's the word-1-and some
do not. Those who do should not be
sparing of soap and water. Wash well,
wash often, or get somebody to scrub
you. Therein much of the virtue lies.
If all else fails try neutralizing perfumes
and keep cool.
Senator Morgan of Alabama has
made his quadremial speech on the
Negro question and has covered him
self with the usual infanny. The
preference of such sy'logistic
as Morgan and Tillman of South
Carolina in the Uuited Senate is pain
ftri infliction upon the Nation. They
don't read and of course is not informed,
and the sooner these nincompoops
die and go to L the better it will' be
for the Nation.
Some one suggests that the United
States make the Negroes a present of
the Philippine Islands. The Standard
eeartily concurs. Let us take the
islands, go there, establish a Government,
then sell out to England or
Germany, and return home and loaf
Last summer the railroad companies
took certain Negroes on excursions
for pay. This winter the city authorities
are taking them to the soup house
The Negro wants protection but to
get it he must protect himself and regard
anyman or'paxty an enemy who
impedes his forward march.
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LEXINGTON BREWING CO.
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IF SO CALL FOR THE
WHY NOT DRINK THE PRODUCT OF
Your Home Brewery?
EQUAL TO ANY BEER BREWED IN THhl LAND
Both in Quality and Flavor.
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No 5, free observation Losi
No. 6, fres observation chair carLextana
No. 2. through
Louis, via Burgin.Lawrencehursanil LeaS
No. 4, Birmingham to Lonlir1
All trains between Louisville. Lexinrtni
Between Versailles ami fieorsetswa sv
and lSdaily. Nos. 67 and 68 daily exceptSaa3
Between Versailles. MchoUsv ;ie. &
Bond and Irvine daily, except Sundaj.
tDaily except Sunday. Other ira;ni diS
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KENTUCKY CEK1 EAL,
Depart (.Cincinnati Division) Arra
4.-40 a. m. Express 11.45 l
:05 a. m. Accommodation 6.25 p.
3;00 p. in. Express 10.45 p.
7:05 a. m. Accommodation 8:25 1
5:45 p. m. Accommodation 6:25 p.
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE,
8.35 a. m. Fast Mail 10:59 l
2:00 p. m Fast Mail 5:40 p.
QUEEN & CRESCENT KODTE
(Cincinnati Southern Ry.)
LveLex North Bound Ana
5:10 am.-.-.Q. & CL Special. ...7.45
7:30 am... Blue Grass Vest... .NH6
;55 pm Local Vestibule... .6.0 J
5:05 pm N. O. Limited ...JM
ArrLex " South Bound LieS
9:55 am Local Vestibule... .6:53
10:45 am Q.sC. Siecial... .8.38
6:40 pm.. Blue Grass
10:30 pm....N. O. Limited WA
Trains marked () run daily; all odd
daily except Sunday, as noted.
Finest train service in the 'South Vi
tibuled trains and Parlor Cars.
W. G. MORGAN, Depot Ticket Agei
S. T. ffVYlFT, City Ticket Agent.
FRANKFOR1 & CINCINNATI Bl
All trains daily except Sundsj.j
Frankfort (lve) 6:30 a m 3.-00?
Georgetown (arrj 70 am 4J5p
Paris (We) 9:20 a in 5.30 pf
Georgetown (arr) ... 10:40 a m 6:38 P
Frankfort Yarrl 11:55 a m 7:20?
C. D. Bercaw, G. P. A., Frankfort.il
LEXINGTON & EASTERN
Lv. Lex. Deoar lures. Lt.Jt
7:45 am Dailr
2:25 pm...Dlyex Sunday 25f
Ar. Lex. Arrivals. Ar.J1
9:30 am Daily H
6)5 pm. .Dly ex Sunday :
J. R. Barr, General Mans?'
Chas. Scott, G, P. A.
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO.
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8:40 p. m. Washington Express
a. m. Louisville express lM)
llO a. m. F. F. V. Limited 5J
5:20 p. m. Louisville Express &
5:50 p. m. Mt Sterling Ac K m t
ML Sterling accommodation nn
except Sunday. All other trains ran
Depot in rear of Phonix Hotel
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