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XI NTH YEAR. Entered at the Pott OjKr2Yjf-"uef, Ky., a Second Vl'ie Mutter. NUMBER 39. PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY LOl'IS LANDKAM, Cor. I'nblie S'intre and Dniivil c Artnue LANCASTER, KY.,f3Q DA Y, DECEMBER, 23. 198. TERMS OF UBSCKIITION'; il.mi per yer in .Idranee. ' " ' .. USEFUL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Toilet sets in all shades. Coal vessels and Cake boxes Guns, Single and bouble barrel- Silver plated knives and ior&s. Childs set, knife, fork and spoon. Boys all steel wagons. Nickel plated and silver imeo tea ana conee pots. Chafing dishes and sewing dishes in nickel ware. Coal oil heating stoves. Boys and gents pocket knives. Skates and hun dreds of other things. JeR.Haselden CoI.W G. Welch. W.I. Williams Stanford. Lancaster. WELCH & WILLIAMS Attorneys at Law, Lancaster Ky. AH business attended to promptly VA K A A -V . , BIAZIEYOAUCt EMAIL FUNlEKAL DIRECTORS, 4.RTKRIAI, and CAVITY EM BALMING a SPECIALTY. Furniture, Carpets, &c. Lancaster, Ky. Lowiisys Mil in $1, $2 and 55 Bcxes. oram & nmm By the Cart Load. CHEAP CANDIES By the Barrel. BALLOU'S - DEL GROCERY. to make you enjoy the IIol idays than to Have a Pretty Hat. Wa are aware of this fact and in order to reduce our large stock have marked them Within Reach of All. Prices have been cut in half and they go at any sacrifice. MissSallieTillEtt S. BEAZLEY, DENTIST Teeth extracted without pain With Vlfoll.oH Air nffin.. n the New Thompson Building. Souvenir Edition. We send out a paper today of which we are justly proud. No one, exeept a newspaper man. has any conception of the work it takes to get out a paper of this kind, hut we hope our suhscrir ers will appreciate it. The business men of the town, who arc awake tc the benefit of advertising, have taker advantage of bringing their houses be fore the people, and show what the j are made of by t lie liberal amount of space they occupy. In issuing this souvenir, our aim is to give informa tion in regard to the town which peo ple are not familiar with, and furnish pictures and date of buildings which ran be tiled away for reference in after .wars. In Ir.ying our plans we hoped to make a few dollars out of the scheme, but. on the other hand, we will come out behind. Some of the dates given may not be exactly correct, but we have put forth every effort to get all pertaining to the history of the town. Lancaster is the best town in the state, and there would never be a cause of complaint if those making their money here would spend it with others also trying to make a living in the town. There is only one fault with us Laneast -r people, and that is we are too quirk to "take up" with strangers. We have a few draw backs, but then you lind them everywhere. Our moneyed men. as a rule, are wil ling to use their rash toward helping fie town, and when onre piop-rly put on loot, enterprise go through in a liurrv. Fakirs come along ocrasional Iv dispose of a few gold bricks, so to speak, out our people nave had almost enough of foreign "invest nvnts" and the gold brick trade is not quite s brisk in the good old town. Takimr her up on1 side and down the other. Lancaster is just a little bet ter. than any town on the map. We were born and raised here, and hope that when ! called up-in to tumour toes to the; daisies it will b - our pleasure to oJaer 'Sketch of Un a mud summer day in the y. llfiO, just twenty yjars later than 96: thelo rWr Jtir STER. vn, from its Birth. f backwoodsmen,' speaking, pioneers; ipon some felled i here the physician got in his work; his nauseous draughts and boluses: irst settlement iu Kentucky, a pstjypiis ready lancit and fleam; his hot if backwoodsmen. ' -more nronow.kwatfir t. . rtrinL- if nn n.l fwater t driuk. if any, and the sick concii.ve frriora hermetically sealed irotn the histpjo fresh air o.' God's own country. What we not called Watty Uunn's spring, vonUrohs stones we used to hear that time a part of Mercer county, aic; aboutjjertain patients escaping from decided to build a courthouse, the ftp,, jhjg&fidum and seizing upon forbidden seat- of justice in the embryo citauiffTruits and ire t tine well! Nature was v ping her utmost to defeat igaorance 'id mis-.aken to :thods. (N'lig oi prevailed in the (L'o-foar- Lmcaster. Their leader was a named Paulding who had com from Pennsylvania and pre-empj the ground at tins favored regttir. p,)rJcomimmitv pw jiror to build a lhe Mirvey was made, and the aneU , ,r a bric. church .og coitrthnue was built at the WqjBfcr - reeled in the suburbs, where all laeeX roads. Paulding designed tf Vnoni nations might worship except town after the pattern of his home oa-VtilKtlics and SailkePS. Ij0uis Cr.lig. yond the A.leghauies and named tSoui,t the l!p:ist tenets; and Xa street; liichmo id. Mulberry, PaufcJ ;l lD U5bu camu S(Jon afler with the u.g, Danville, Lexington, Crab ."-fcesb.-terian faith. Methodists fol- eharJ. Water, ManJo.vl and Campbell owed, and as the years went on, YS O ifter Puuldirg's native place, and tn eounty was c illid for liovjruor .Jam a.! Garrard, who was elected May l.Jn 17'Jo, to succeed Isaac bhciby, hvA! liowrnor of Kentucky, k I .1 I springy to the treail than eirpets our p -da! extremities nnd.'r a crop f , "eaviest ply, were columned by stately tnat flower that is in-.iwinir within tl ,.-'runls. !inu arcneu anu jjine.i 1 mitsof the town of La .caster, coun t; of Can-ird and state of Kentucky,. I i'lie town was named ' Lancaster) j ti,niii t i ru: in church, nine in number, met and fan led the new doctrine. Church Mings arose as the town rrew and iiypjieJ, anil the architecture of the lace took on more pretentious forms. Upon c-nrt days and all pub ie da3's, ; remnants of a certain desnerado nrnt lO'iimtm to new settlements, initiated in brawls anil firhtinrs. the dialeci of the t'me; " riicy ponced nud they lit. time passed, the surroundinir country,! j Semtehed. potnineled nml fit." was cleared of the forests wh c 'Mi tNts, ft-e . missiels ami knives: b unded the view in every diree'i'-i. lud :ite: on the pistol trot in its and, ewn ven- ithiu a few de- that the Vandal axe has left in Uvfigftrtes p. s , and nowherewas cr.ininal romantic region near the eon 11 ueiu e nit; ispnulence morj conspicuors v in the I)i. and Kentucky rivers, e in forAU he zenith of Its glory. In lie the little conception of the 'lite.ns tiiTa ncaster bar was renowned far and nice stoi d there in majestic grove's, Jfirt. Some of the grandest intellects Lar.'e upland tracts of thee wild'r C. . u ;';y ever produced wjre bjrn .vere live from umlergrowtli. and tiieiui i it idled there; and the wide, wide mossy paths, more brtautitui and morr i ias bien blessed and benefited lieir legal, literary, and commer- The town was situitei on a liifrh tub land near the center of the State, 'ill people were intelligent, hospitable an honest Their houses were mostly o1 brick, well-bu.lt and comfortable, c irding to the ideas of that day. b ninded the view in every diree'i'-ii lud isite: on the pi Ve who have seen only the uwarfvTf'adly work. Tends uid degenerate trees, which are a l.tus existed to wi -Unlo- Ha,rVy -Taiiils, Was born in Lancaster on "Nov. ISoT, being !il years old last HHUith. lives near old Ant inch church and is in remarkably good health. lie was .Sheriir for many years and lodged the It '-i-yr I tirsJ pristmer in 1 h. old jail. It was not completed ami he phuvd the pris oner in the dungeon, put planks over fie trap door, and slept on them all night. lie has 1:! living children: Win. A. Yantis. Mrs. Mary Daniel. Uobt. Van-, tis. Mrs. Mathusa Cuirey. Thos. L. Yantis. Mrs. Nannie Jennings. Mrs. Jenni" Martin. Samuel and James L. aulis. Mrs. Hattie Jbunans. Mi .Nellie Carson and Mrs. Carrie David son. L arpins Rlcli v Rare to you Eld. Joseph C. Frank, Was a man who will be rememl ered by Lancaster people as long as anyon? who ever lived here. His earnest work for Christianity and temperance won a warm place in the hearts of La.ic:LStcr people. by terlachig boughs into ".ong-drawi t'td .retted vaults," whose din ,iin grandeur is feebly jiey snruos ana uowerinr viiu haled, varied aud delicate perfume The woods were musical with birds iu their matin song. At evening th droning of insects resounded in the woodland orchestra. In the spring time these woo Is were pay and brill iant. In the melancholy days ot au-' tn m n xh-i oliage put on the glories ot j tbw :U lset clouds, in the winter love- J ly eml r liilerit-s tried white ara'os- ques against the glowing -.ky, or glh"ljJ 0Cf hues. Mature had painted the region with lavish band. The arable land of Garrard county produced crops fa in excess of tne home demand, and there were no ac cessible foreign mirkets, except forfp" tobacco, which wa, lloate I down the Kentucky river in flatboats, and fo hogs, horses, and nin'.e , which weie, driven South by my i f Cumberland I Gap. Provisions were clie ip a l plot -tiful; quails and squirrels abnundet ; deer frequented the outskirts: wi'd pigeons blacceiic 1 the trees in season; ' the woi.d-. were well stored with hon or, srg.ir and molasses. The fleeces j o" the r own flocks, ll.ix and cotton! f om their own field, supplie I clothing. carpjts and bedding. Thesj wer- I sj-.u l an i wovjii in the country. Hat.- i and shoes were made in tlu town.' I!y-atnl-by ( n j David Sutton invented the siik nt'p on the style of hat knowi. as the "plug", sm I had it pitented at 1 Washington. Furniture was made in the village, and materials fur buibltnj. m.w f.v ...Ui.nr. In those days the rich and the poorf met together; the fashions were : llj alik?, and it was said that Lancaster jf was a paradise for the poor. Children were left a good deal to the black mammies and other slaves, who were ' not slow to infect them with theirowu feais of ghosts, goblins and witches. , Signs and omens were interining'ei with the untutored kindness of these benighted ereatures, and many a sur vivor recalls their uncanny spells. Schools were in keeping with the primitive spirit of the age, albeit the instruction was sometimes good. Cor poral punishment was rife for the smallest offense. One of the cruel, j though common penalties for trivial misdemeanors, was to make an invert ed V of the boy by bending him over with his fingers touching the floor. Cerebral congestion was soon the re suit. Old records tell how the town suff r J ed for want of wholesome water, if. ' had no cisterns, no perennial springs. !. and but a single well. When this well became dry the water was hauled from distant springs. But for the numerous I slavas this would have been a source, of insuffe-able inconvenience. 'lhe bad qualit of the water was the ciuse of frequent epidemics. And! the circuits large and the c junty seats far apart; accommodations wretched streams unbridged and lords d flic-tilt. Mounted on his horse, enveloped in a three-cape drab overcoat with long skirts, his legs wrapped in green biize leggings, his h inds encased in enor mous buc'iskin gloves, and his fest in buffalo canvas shoes, he sallied forth in midwinter, through slash and mire, lhe inev. table- snddleb g always brought home p -esents for the folks espicially when th i journey was to the Court of Appeals at Frank. cri, a distance of .17 miles. lhe favoivil o-o who was'sent to the Con"-res of the V ibo J ..'jt:itn, or wIi.l for aiy prp tse ivent to Wastitiitoa, j took tne highway :stridu his steed, an I like tlu travellers in the Canter bury Tale-., fell in with pleasant com pany all alon-j the road Oace estab lished at the national capital the cares O wife and little on-s at tiie fat-away Kentucky ho ne, were still upp-rtnost in the statestna i' mind. Here s ;n extract tro n a .etter datjd at Wash ington, December, 15, till), jast eighty years ago, anil sent to the family at L-incasier, Ky : "K lj ih ilvatt prom ised to keep you in tl mr. an I ha i to let you have sotnj p irc. W. tat you get o him. with what you may kill, it Archy attends to oar hojs, may b sutlicient A ma i by the name of Cook is to let you have one ho and if you want bee"' I!.-n Ilryant will ltt--uish you. If you should want money oill on Mr. George, and if he has none, get what you want of Joe Letcher."' The little city has had its share of political and judicial s tocks, tu-moils. privileges and blessings. Tne famous "Ilesolutions of tTHS"' against the Alien and Sedition L iw," afforded to Henry Clay, th.n a l uukn wn youth of twenty-one, and frj.shiy arr.yil from Virjriui.i. his II rat o nortnnity as an orator. ISesjst.inea to governmohtal ' oppression, and a reae iiu out after a just independence, tn irke 1 tlu history of the city we love, as it has controlled the progress and prosperity of the whole State. Commercial success has perched upon her banner; and on tne indelible scroll of the aires i- written the record of well-ioinir in the learned ;is aud ifl ni'-canie.s. been pre-eminent; an I no other coin-. munity of her numbers has equalled ner attainments in mu-.ical proficiency. The first d-ci le.t rally of musicians was by W. Katel in 1S44, an 1 luv refore claims the nurit of c msiderable anti qui y in the annals of our town. It was called the "Lmcaster H ad.?' It was led by John Wilson. The instru ments were clarionets, llflat buyle A. flit cornet, p'col , ilut'fey. French horns, trombone and oph.c'.t'le. And now, having given ap requested, a briet general history of tin town I venture to -xn.es.s ttu' ''-and vene ration, my hap-y-niimoriesHnil arder.t Jv:isi7ei. in lj clo i tg lines.vjiJjjTa XII of the Song of Ltnci-te: Tis orjr liirti'n-luci? ilear v. tm-rod. in T lc lieiirt oi .nt KeiirurKv: ifattv Ti- ti t- uriilu ot (iur ari foa. fair s city of tin.- Iiill.-wlc. M.iv never leumv m.siocnn-. While the mo n-i are ua.)'i. ir-al:i5. May li-r b ef-Iimt ever Imuer. A 'the cycle l.rlni; its c:iiin'.vs. 3Inv the strife ot liiinntn p.i !.-. Mav-itlt "riots aii'l Ii i;u-t u,. Mn ilitt-a-it-anil lloixl and lire. Lift their laleful si-aIor- frm hur. J.e'. her t-hililreii cliiis uiit- her. '.Mirl the wreck of iiiimt ami matter; l!e her -on ami ilnituh'er-' HolKi, Staml. united: f ill. liviIe. Soil protect theo. f Ir l-ane i-tgr Cliertsheil city. i is enhira,.t, r.l'GKN'IA IUN"Lf I'OTTS, Dr. Slias Fisher, acunun. n this age of comftrtible inns and iur d.ous courthouses, and oi raii- 'utid turnpikes, the inconven- rywye. ,m.-, jIv f- -eVlIi" ir: lie went front court to court. In social arts Lancaster has cer ; V. -Wic W.i was on" of Lant-i r'.- mMt promiii.'Ut and respected citizens. Everybody liked Dr. Fisher and his m 'ltiory will long he rhTished. He ' L.l ' was oiinotHBMfttt.-r OTHING, ! shoes, hats;-. ! underwear. afliUICOaiC Prices. Never before have you had such Beautiful Goods offered at such Low Prices. .wmwmWiTrwmmw! -4- -4, 7$r V 'IV' 'iV Men's Furnishings. Fine BIide. G-Idveb, Hats, vercaats. $ A ! L0G-AU- & ROBINSON.