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Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.
ENTERED AT THE POST-OFFICE AT LEXINGTON AS SECOND-CLASS MATTER. .
N . - LEXINGTON, EY., MARCH, 1891.
Vol. I.
No. 7.
J. STEWART SMITH,
MANUFACTURING
JJISPENSARY PHARMACIST,
49 E. Short street. . Telephone, 160.
, HENRY VOGT,
DEALER IM
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Fruits, Poultry and Vegetables. Spe
cial attention paid to Coun
try Produce.
Corner Broadway and Slwrt Streets,
Telephone 177. Lexington, Ky.
TAYLOR & HAWKINS,
pANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS,
The Ladies' Favorite Stork.
7 W. Main street. Lexington, Ky.
W. PLUNKETT & CO.,
STATIONERS,
JOB PRINTERS,
43 E. MAIN ST., LEXINO TON, KY.
Fine Job Printing in all its branches.
JOHN HUTCHISON,
DEALER IN
STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES,
Pure Kentucky Whiskies, and Im
ported Liquors of all kinds,
warranted pure.
Corner Main and Mill Streets.
Telephone No. 4. LEXINO TON, KY.
8. BASSETT & SONS,
FINE SHOES OF ALL KINDS
LARGE ASSORTMENT,
LOW PRICES.
30 EAST MAIN STREET.
C. A. JOHNS,
Comer Main and Walnut Streets,, opposite
Post Offux. ' .
DBUGGIST,
UEXINGTON, - - KY.
if USIG AND ART DEALERS.
Call and Examine Our Sttfck.
THE MIL WARD CO.,
8 & 10 W. Main, Lexington, Ky.
LEXINGTON PLUMBING CO.
FINE SANITARY PLUMBING,
Heating by Hot Water Circulation.
Steam, Brass Goods, Drain Pipe.
Lexington, Ky.
C. S. BELL, JR.,
Dealer in
FRUlTS,CONFECTION ARIES
Fish, Game, Vegetables.
8 and 10 West Short Street.
JOHNS,
PHOTOGRAPHER,
55 East Main Street,
LEXINGTON, - KENTUCKY.
x The BEST FLOUR is the
CREAM FLOUR,
made by the Lexington Roller
Mills Co., Lexington, Ky. For
sale by all first-class Grocers.
Don't fail to use Cream Flour
it you want good Bread and a
bappy Cook.
The Lexington Record will
be issued the first of every month.
The subscription price is One Dol
lar a year. Advertising space is
Three Dollars per inch for one year,
if paid in advance; or . four dollars
when paid by the quarter. Please
address all questions and commu
nications to Lexington Record,
185 S. Mill St., Lexington, Ken
tucky. Mrs. Eugenia Dunlap
Potts, Editor.
Mrs. J. W. McConnell,
Business Manager.
There is no doubt that selfish
ness, as well as self-preservation,
predominates in the human crea
ture. The best of us are selfish
many of us unconscipusly so.
Even in our ways of doing good
comes the trail of the serpent.
There is one class of bread-winners
who suffer greatly at our
hands, and this comprises the
shop-women, or sales ladies, as
they are termed. A few hints tor
ourselves and others may : result
in mutual improvement at this
Lenten season, when all hearts
should soften at the thought of
unnecessary w.tteriDg;wiien:twe.
should lighten the burdens and
help others to live.
. Ask in a pleasant way for what
you want, and state distinctly
what you mean. Do not, as ra,.
X. did, go in a shop and say, fil
want some trimmings," as if the
girl behind, the counter were a
mind reader.
Unless you really do not want
to buy, it is hardly fair to have
the tired arjis tumble down piece
after piece till the counter is piled
mountain high. The girl is paid
to get tired. Oh, yes; but' if it
were your own girl,- would you
not have mercy?
Sometimes you are in good
faith yet fail to be pleased with
the stock. All right. These
hints are not for legitimate con
tingencies. Have a care for even the feel
ingB of a shop girl. Perhaps you
have not seen the flush mount
and the quick tear start as you
vented a cross humor upon some
mother's only dependence her
darling. And if of sterner stuff
and she, too, shows temper, how
unpardonable in her the sin you
would pet and foster.
Do not say you can
get the
goods cheaper elsewhere. If you
can, go there. Uf all the unwel
come customers the one who
"Jews" is an eyesore.
Clerks are human beings, often
nervous and tired till the smile
they would call up for your ben-
efit is but a sickly distortion. You
know not of that restless night,
that sick husbaud, or fretful
babe, or private grief. You do
i i if. i nr
not realize tnat a day on means
docked wages, for business knows
no mercy; and dollars and cents
have no sympathy. The clerk
must stand to his post, else those
pushing from behind may crowd
into his place. Nothing is easier
than to supply vacancies.
There is too much shopping
done from carriage windows.
Avoid calling out the busy clerks,
but go inside, or send some friend
who will serve you.
Do your shopping before five
o'clock, especially in warm
weather. True, the nap at home
in your cool corner is hardly go
ing before that hour, and then
you must have your breezy drive,
fetching up at six o'clock to buy
something. This is just right for.
you; but how about the pale book
keeper back in her little dark,
hot pen, obliged to wait till you
are gone to record the charges, or
the cash, for both must go down?
How about the clerks who, hav-
ing stood idle since dinner, must
now fold up and put away and
over with dust spreads every
counter in the store, when the
hOuf hWcome to
go home.
Our readers are all devoted to
good words and works. Do not,
then, forget the bloodless battles
that are daily and .hourly fought
behind the counters.
Please pay the $1 you owe for
The Record.
A Friend.
Miss Nannie Smith, of Fair
lawn, kindly donated five dollars
to The Record, itlakes money
IjQ run it, and every little helps.
The Main Street Church.
Xhe growth of the Main Street
Christian church seems almost
phenomenal. There is scarcely a
Sunday service when one or more
does not take membership there,
either, by letter or confession
The exact number since New
YearS Day has not been fur
nished us.
Our Business Manager.
Mrs. J, "W. McConnell writes
from Memphis that her health is
better. She does not know; per-
haps, how her friends miss her
and long for her return. The
Record thus' answers the many
questions concerning her.
The Record and the Ladies'
Home Journal mly $1.75
The Mary ecil Kindergarten.
Mr. Howard Gratz, editor of the
J Lexington Gazette, has established
two monuments to the memory of
his parents, which are far better
than bronze or marble. To die ii
sad; to be forgotten, sadder still;
and nothing so perpetuates the
recollection of good men and
women as that which calls for the
continuance of their good deeds at
the hands of worthy successors.
Gratz Park has won its high
reputation as a pleasure ground.
Here when the present owner waa
a lad, he played, with a hundred
others, while the mother enjoyed
their sport. And taking a few
lessons in surgery from Dr. Dudley,
that mother was wont to bind up
the cut fingers, gashed heads and
sprained ankles of the headlong
clan. When apples were ripe on
the farm, she had bushels of them
gathered and brought to the park,
where they were strewed over the
grass, more than enough for even
, those greedy youngsters.
Mary Cecil Gratz was not only
one of the most beautiful women,
0f her day, but was ever active in
gQOd work. She was one of the
founders of the Orphans' Home,
In honorof her virtues her son ha
.free Kindergarten at"
the Industrial School building on
N. Upper Street. He employs as
teacher, Miss Mary Hamilton,
whose worth and ability are well
known in the community. The
children who gather there are fast
learning something besides squalor
and misery. Realizing that the
only path to the young animal'
affections is through its stomach,
their benefactor gives them a stick
of candy every morning. This
ensures a sweet beginning, and the
rest is easy. A charity so noblt
deserves and will doubtless obtain,
recognition for generations to come.
Mrs. 51. P. Lancaster.
This generous patron of good
work breathed her last on the
night of the 24th inst. and was
laid to rest on the 26th inst. with
appropriate ceremonies. In her
the poor had a friend, and while
she lay nearing the end of her
pilgrimage, the old ladies at the
Home of the Friendless, which
had long known her influence
kept , eagerly asking, ''How is
she?" Truly there is one touch
of nature which makes the whole
world kin.
Mr. M. A.. .Cassidy, one of our subscri
bers, is laboring to establish libraries in
the city sohoo's, of which he is Superin
tendent. The plan is to have each child
bring one book, and when gathered in
catalogues will be made and officers ap-
Eointed. Prof, Richards, of Chicago,
egan a course of lectures for this
object on the 3rd of February,

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