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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.
NO. 2
Call and Examine Our Stock.
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
Dont fnil to use Cream Flour if you
want god Bread and a happy .Cook.
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.
Fine : Sanitary : Plumbing,
Heating by not Water Circulation.
Steam, Brass Goods, Drain Pipe.
Dealer in
Fish, Game, Vegetables.
. 8 and 10 West Short Street.
'S3 E. Main. Street.
MTg Cispsnsary Pharmacist,
49 E. Short Street, ' Telephone lGCT. '
Dealer in
Fruits, Poultry and Vegetables. Special
attention paid to Country Produce.
Corner Broadway & Short Sts., Lexington, Ky
Tatjlvr Ilawfrinb)
lis Lalies' Favorite Store,'
7 W. Main Street, LEXINGTON, Kf.
Stationers, Job 'Printers,
Fine Job Printing of all iU Branches.
Dealer in .
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,
Cor, Main & Walnut Sts., opp. PostohVe'
D R U G G I S T .
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,
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
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
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 Stroll Among The
Affile ted. Messed
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
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
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.

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