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THE. LEXINGTON RECORD.
Let your light so shine heore men that they may sec your goody work and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. JSriforer nt t ho Innt)fflva nt Loxtntftnn, ICaiitttohy, nm flocoi(-cnM matter, September 1.1. l&Ofh VOL. 1. LEXINGTON, KY.s OCTOBER 1890. NO. 2 4 MUSIC AND ART Call and Examine Our Stock. THE MLlVflRD CO., 8 & 10 West Main, - - Lexington, Ky. The I8EST FLOUR is the MJI1 vrm made by the Lexinjrton Roller Mills Co,, Lexington, Ky. iTor sale by h11 first-class Grocers. Dont fnil to use Cream Flour if you want god Bread and a happy .Cook. W. U CASSELL. L. 0. I'RICE. casselu & price: . Always Have and their price are as low as the lowest for First-Class Goods. 16 and 18 West Main Street. LEXINGTON PLUMBING CO. Fine : Sanitary : Plumbing, Heating by not Water Circulation. Steam, Brass Goods, Drain Pipe. LEXITON, KV, Dealer in Fish, Game, Vegetables. . 8 and 10 West Short Street. Photographer 'S3 E. Main. Street. LEXINGTON, KENTCfKV, J. STEWART SMITH, MTg Cispsnsary Pharmacist, 49 E. Short Street, ' Telephone lGCT. ' HENRY VOGT, Dealer in -STAPLE AND FANCY tWmm- Fruits, Poultry and Vegetables. Special attention paid to Country Produce. Corner Broadway & Short Sts., Lexington, Ky TELEPHONE 177. Tatjlvr Ilawfrinb) tVW GOODS AP "NOXIOUS. lis Lalies' Favorite Store,' 7 W. Main Street, LEXINGTON, Kf. V. PLUIJKETT h CO., Stationers, Job 'Printers, 48 E. MAIN ST., LEXINGTON, KY. Fine Job Printing of all iU Branches. Dealer in . STAPLE A!iD FANCY GROCERIES. Pure Kentucky Whiskies, and Imported Liquors of all Kinds, Warranted Pure. Corner Main and Mill Streets, , Tclepllou Xo. 4. Lexington, Ky. s. BnssEfr&sonsT Fins I:::; cf ali Hinds, Large Assortat, hn Pricss, 20 EAST MAIN STREET. C. A. JOHNS, Cor, Main & Walnut Sts., opp. PostohVe' D R U G G I S T . LEXINGTON, KY. Utti" M a: 1UUI The Lexington Record will be issued the first of every month. The subscription price is One Dollar a year.- Advertising space is Three Dollars per inch for one year, if paid in advance; or four dollars when paid by the quar ter. Please address all questions and communications to Lexing ton Record, Lock Box 375, Lexington, Kentucky. Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap Potts, Editor. Mrs. J. W. McConnell, Business Manager The kind words which have greeted the first number of The Record encourage us to believe that we may give entire satis faction to our readers as soon as the Christian and philanthropic people of the community get in to the merits of our plan. Please remember that we design to make the paper a record of all the good that is being done in the community. Let us have your co-operation. Let the man agers of every chairtable society in the. city give us a report of their work every month. A brief, condensed notice which will call public attention to their aims, their progress, and theVr needs. We will .thus give joA representation in Tie Reco ask that you will secure for us lt least ten subscribers in each 01 your respective societies. Send in your communications, between the fifteenth and twentieth dates every month, to the address giv en elswhere . in this issue. Whether you furnish us subscri bers or not, we will publish your reports. We, however, solicit your aid in this direction, as we do not yet feel able to stand alone. While The Record will give the yorkings of Lexington's good people, we shall likewise collect such bits of information in the religious and benevolent world outside as may come to us from month to month. Charity must not be circumscribed, and the knowledge of the good . that you do acts like contagion upon your neighbor who may be only waiting for a start. Our first number contains a sketch of the chairtable and re ligious organizations of the city, with their officers. Special Notice. The proceeds of the Lexing ton Record shall be applied ex clusively to the charity patients at the Protestant Infirmary. This institution is in ' its infant state and requires all the funds in the treasury to keep it in run ning order. Whoever lends a helping hand to the Record will, in just such measure as he gives, be caring for the sick, who have no other refuge when they need medical attention. . These pa tients, be it remembered, are ta ken in from all sects and all walks in life. What Tr, Iiciiuehnnip nays Mr. J. B. Beauchamp, one of Lexington's most intelligent, up right citizens, and a man given to good deeds, congratulates The Record in unmeasured terms. "This paper," he says, supplies a long-felt want in our city. Already it has given me valu able information, I could not readily get in any other way. I am ready to aid in all that I can do." , A US T .J3A.VS LETTISH. A Stroll Among The Affile ted. Messed Iteftigccs. Dear Friends: You do not know half the good that is being done in our beautiful city until you visit the noble charities in our midst. The sight of suffering and infirmity should make us who are well bow in perpetual thankfnlness for the blessings of health and strength. Yet to know that we can alleviate so much of pain brings its own sweet reward. Do you ever go to the Infirmary? Do you know what a lovely place it is? Such a stately old mansion, rambling off into airy bright rooms and surrounded by foliage and flow- I rc c11m, hi,w m how ,Could the ooms fit&VarHrf l! .w dear 'Vood women. Mil, Si- monds and Mrs. France,' per haps you might like to be sick just to lie there. And if you saw the sweet-faced nurses in their spotless caps an arJrons,you might long to have their cool hands about you, and their wise heads planning for your comfort. The Woman's Wards has one bright cherub on the wall, prec ious little Polly Monroe's baby face in its setting of wild roses. Beneath those innocent angel eyes is the little bed where other dear children are to lie when stricken down. How the children who are well and hap py love to work for this cot in memory of their companion, who was so suddenly snatched away. The pupils of Sayre Institute gave generously to its en dowment fund and the little Guild toiled til!, the required sun for the year was raised. Only a few days ago Mrs.' A. J. Totten's son, Stanhope made a pretty little table for this cot, and up on it, his brothers, Alfred, Law rence and. Robert, placed cups, saucers and plates, beautifully painted by their aunt, Miss An na Totteu, who does such ex quisite, work with her brush. God bless the dear little ones, who are thus early learning to give the cup of cold water. Near this now empty, cot sits Mother Couley, nursing a lame foot. - Six months, ago she en tered the Infirmary. It was said that nothing but surgery would relieve her. This she has stead ily fought against, so she has sat and watched and waited al ways telling you, 'It is getting better." Whatever the end she has had all the comforts of life that the nurses could give. One by one she has seen her com panions in the ward go out well. One by one she has seen new ones come in sick. Still she sits, neither reading, nor talking, only persistently saying of the afflicted foot, "It is better." Ms. Bettie was trying to sew, yet her anguished features bore evidence to mortal suffering for which there is no earthly cure. In a cheerful room upstairs, lies Jennie, only seventeen, with her arm all bent from rheumatism. Pretty features, with large grey blue eys and short brown curling hair. She is a working-girl, and her right arm perhaps crippled for life! Four weeks it has been thus motionless and it is ddath to move it! Such a pretty young thing, and ""so homesick for the mother over in another county, who can't afford either to take her, or to come to her. "It is so sweet of the ladies to read to me," she said. I can't use my eyes to read." Dear young friends, go to see Jennie and help her to be patient. The old man downstairs, who is an incurable paralytic, and the younger man suffering from malaria fever, loose some interest when we pause at the bedside of Father Morgan, who is going fast with that most terrible maladv. C5cer jtf the. face. 4 Such tortur as tie 'vnuures makes hi 111 Drav"" ' devoutly for the end. "Yet I have been blessed, he gasps; "there is no better place on the -earth than this. I can't talk I can't read but oh! ladies, if you will only talk, it will be something for me to listen." The cheerful nurse is always at hand, and the sufferer tries to lean on the Hand, which is lead ing him. Not far away is the THE CHURCH HOME. Here Miss Patsy sits quilting her patch-work and here she has sat these many years. The church supplies what her own industry cannot compass, and fuel is furn ished all the ' inmates. Also a room rent-free. Miss Maggie, alas, lies pallid and helpless, a prey to a fatal malady. Her eyes gleam with onrinous brightness, and her short luxuriant hair makes a dark framework for the wasted features: Her sister, a comely, cheerful companion, is there to nurse her. Miss Susie is younger than many of the in mates, and her words about this Home are all pleasant words. The rooms are, some. of them furnished quite handsomely, and the occupants are all busy as far as strength will permit. A longer walk, dear friends, brings us to the HOME OF THE FRIENDLESS. The front is plain and unpre tentious. The rear is a flower garden, which Matron Mary keeps a thing of beauty. Vines cover the porches and the gorgeous tracery of the whole brick wall is studded with yellow oranges. Within, we find ten or twelve old ladies located, and several young girls for whom good homes will be selected. i