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FRANKFORT ROUNDABOUT
Entered at the post ofllce lit Vrankfort Kentucky
as second class nmllnblo matter
GDORGE A LEWIS
Bcaitoc 333
FRANKFORT JULY 15 1887
It is a fact that is patent to all
that the city of Frankfort and
Franklin county owe a debt of
gratitude that will be hard to repay
to Judge Win Lindsay Judge
Alvin Duvall Gen Dan W
Lindsey and a number of others
for their earnest patient and hon
est efforts to make the facts in re
gard to the railroad subscription
known They by their plain
practical business talks to the peo
ple brushed away the cobwebs of
prejudice and opposition and con
vinced scores and hundreds of vot
ers of the absolute necessity for
the new road and satisfactorily
showed the safeguards that were
thrown around the proposition
All honorto these good men say
we i
Next
Now that we are to have anoth
er railroad and Frankforts on
ward march has commenced in
earnest why should not our Board
of Tiade at once appoint an intel
ligent committee of live men to
advertise the advantages of Frank
fort as a manufacturing center and
offer to all manufacturing compa
nies ground in and near the city
free of cost sufficient for their es
tablishments with exemption from
taxes for 20 years As soon as
capitalists see that coal and sup
plies can be had cheap and an out
let to market is secured over a
sufficiency of railroads the sub
urbs of Frankfort would not be
sufficient to hold the manufacturing-establishments
that would be
established here What say you
Board of Trade The people are
ripe for just such an advance
movement as this Try it
Tlieu Next
The Mayor and Board of Coun
cil men should at once take the
initiatory steps to establish a first
class college or university at
Frankfort The colored people
will soon have one but the white
people are without either The
idea of a State capital without
either a college or a university is
terrible People are too consider
ate to locate their families in a
place where their children cannot
be thoroughly educated An ap
propriation of 20000 by the
Council for a grand university at
Frankfort would be ratified by
the people and place Frankfort far
ahead of where she is now Dont
be afraid of improvements The
people are ready to move in force
in this line
Now that the railroad is an ac-
complished fact the natural re
action from the intense nervous
excitement in regard to the matter
has set in The danger now is
that our people will rest satisfied
with what has been accomplished
forgetting that this is just the en
tering wedge that is to open wide
our gates to the tide of progress
and prosperity which if taken at
the flood will lead to a grand era
of success and happiness
Let all our leaders and business
men consult together and devise
means to keep the ball of progress
rolling Dont let the old town
get back into the ruts of the past
One by one the heroes of the
war are passing away There is
hardly a day but that we read of
the death of some one who bore
a conspicuous part in that dread
arbitrament of arms
The latest to join the long pro
cession of departed heroes is Gen
Walter C Whittaker formerly a
member of the Kentucky State
Senate from the Shelby district
and a Major General iivthe Union
army
General Whittaker was one of
those unconpromising Union men
who helped to stem the tide and
hold Kentucky true to her alle
giance to the National Govern
ment With his confreres Gen
L H Rousseau Col Jas F
Buckner Hon James Speed Col
R T Jacob and others who
were members of the Legislature
at the time he was successful in
combating the arguments of those
favoring secession
No braver man ever drew a
sword He never knew what it
was to blench from duty though
death stared him in the face at
every turn Of warm tender and
chivaric nature he was one to
whom women and children turned
instinctively as a protector
He had his faults as who has
not but no truer man ever
breathed the breath of life than
Walter C Whittaker
Strew the sweetest of flowers on
his grave and let the clods lightly
rest on the stilled heart of the
dead hero
Among the many lay workers
and writers who have taken part
in the grand work of the past few
weeks none have done more or
better work than our old friend
John E Miles His plain com
mon sense talks through the
columns of the Roundabout and
on the streets have done as much
if not more than has been accom
plished by any one man to bring
about this happy result
The people all knew that John
Miles was an honest man and
that he would not misrepresent or
deceive and they listened
reasoned were convinced and
acted on their convictions
We hope we shall still have op
portunity to give our people the
benefit of the good council of such
plain practical every day business
men as brother Miles in the new
and onward march of our town and
county to the brighter and happier
future which is opening out before
us
The Courier Journal has de
scended to a very small business
when it undertakes to belittle and
ridicule the great Southern Evan
gelist Sam Jones If the C J
only did one hundredth part as
much to elevate mankind and
help them to a life of purity and
religion as Mr Jones it might
have some ground for its slurs
Christian people all over the State
have been disgusted at the way
that great and mighty sheet has
acted on more than one occasion
lately They may be slow to
manifest that feeling but let the
great daily beware when once
aroused they can make their
power felt even by such great
men as edit the C J
Mr Thos Hunter attended the
State Teachers Association at
Louisville last week and was re
elected Vice President from the
Eleventh Educational District
Col E C Went says that the
temperature of Wednesday after
noon was the highest he remem
bers to have recorded being 99 40
The Board of Trade meets in
regular monthly session on Mon-
das evening next July 18th All
the members should attend as
business of importance will be
presented Every business man
in the city should be a member of
this body and attend its meetings
regularly
The memorial services hereto
fore announced in honor of the
late Win Christie Esq of Lex
ington were held at the Second
Presbyterian Church in that city
on Wednesday night last A
large crowd was present and the
eloquent and tender address of
Dr L Beecher Todd was but a fit
ting tribute of affection to his
life long friend Eyes unused to
weeping were suffused as the elo
quent speaker dwelt on the life
and character of the sturdy old
Scotch soldier of the cross
m
As the City Council does not
think a fire alarm telegraph neces
sary to the protection of prop
erty on the South Side we would
suggest that a hose reel and two
men be stationed at some conve
nient point in the First ward so
that when a fire occurs over there
assistance will be on hand prompt
ly As it is when a poor mans
little cottage takes fire over there
it is a mass of coals when the fire
department gets on the ground
owing to the slow mode of trans
mitting an alarm Several fires
have occurred over there which
were never heard of at the engine
house
m
The lecture of Rev Sam Jones
on Thursday night was a magnifi
cent success His subject was
character and characters and
was handled in that peculiar
style for which he is so famous
It was a plain practical talk and
yet at times there were ideas that
were as beautiful and sparkling as
a tiara of diamonds His por
trayals of certain characters were
so life like and perfect that the
individuals seemed to stand out as
living pictures before the audi
ence
His definition of parties and
partisans was inimitable and his
description of his own position in
these matters was the climax in
that direction and set the audi
ence off in rounds of applause
The lecturer spoke for one
hour and twenty minutes and
yet so perfect was the sympathy
of the audience with him that the
time did not seem half so long
We are glad to say that he took
occasion to denounce in fitting
terms the remarks attributed to
him by the Courier Iournal of
Thursday Not only did he not
make the statement attributed to
him but he had no occasion and
never dreamed of making it He
scored the C J pretty thor
oughly
We regret that the audience
was not as large as it ought to
have been and assure those who
were not present that they have
missed a rare treat one that they
may not again soon have an op
portunity to enjoy
We are glad to learn Mr Jones
has promised to return to this city
in October or November and open
the Methodist Church with a ser
mon when the repairs on that
building are completed
WHITE HALL
WAS NEVER BEFORE FILLED WITH SUCH A
MAMMOTH STOCK
OF
Clothing Shoes Hats c
And prices were never so low Buyers have the advantage in our house
of seeing so ninny goods before they buy and dont have to
take the choice between one or two things
TT T rpTTTT We show all sizes We fit a little follow 4 years
Jl VJLW 1 Jl111VJ old fit the biggest tallest and shortest man in
the country Prices from 200 to 2000 a suit
IN SHOES We have all widths Stock fresh and clean
1IN HATS Anything and everything for men and boys
And we can sell lower than the lowest for cash LOOK HERE before you buy
ORUTOHER STARKS
Main Street
QHHHEr nrDHRIH
DO YOU WANT THE EARTH
We cant give you that but we will give you the best
Gents Shoe for
u it
a
Ladies Kid Boot for
300 in the city
250
200
250
2I0O
OTHER GOODS IN PROPORTION
ZE3IATSZ HATS IHIAIS
A large stock and prices to suit the times
J C MASTIN
R K MCCLURE
G H MASTIN
MASTIN BROS
-DEALERS IN-
Fanning implements Fiem seeds Buggies wagons
HARD ARE 0
S31 JMain St VV Asentn for the
Gelbted McCormiclEarvestin Machine Gos Binders Reapers S Mowers
WE KEEP IN STOCK
OLD HICKORY WAGONS HAY RAKES
Cultivators Single and Double Shovel Plows Cutting Boxes
Lawn Mowers Grain Cradles Scythes Sneads
Binder Twine and everything needed by Farmers
Prices on all implements guaranteed to be as low as same can be bought anywhere
UOTICE
FIRM OF O R CRUTCHER CO
THE Frankfort Kentucky Is this day
dissolved by mutual consent Mr Jordan retiring
O R Crutclier assumes all the liabilities and
will collect all accounts due the linn of O R
Crutclier Co O R CRUTCHER
July 9 tf WM JORDAN
INTERESTING TO THRESHERS
T HAVE 227 ACRES OF GOOD HEAVY OATS
1 that I will lime threshed out of the Held If I
can get It done at a lair price Those who would
like the Job will please come and see me at once
JAMES A HOLT
KJylt
SALESMEN
WANTED
To solicit orders for our reliable Nursery Stock
Good salary and Expenses or Commission Per
manent employment guaranteed Address at
once statins use SNELL ROWLAND
JulyJ 2m Nurserymen St Louis Mo
THE FINS KOLSTEIN FRIEM BULL
Aggie Jessies Netherland
BE PERMITTED TO SERVE A LIM
WILL number of cows during the season of
1887 at my farm on Owen turnpike one mile
from Frankfort
Aggie Jessies Netherland II 1 II B vol 1
No 8U7 comes from two of the best families of
his race whose record both for milk and butter
Is as good as that of any breed or faintly of cattle
known He Is of tine size and well ftirmed and Is
In excellent condition Terms for the seuson
due at time of service 5
L B MARSHALL
April 303m
FOR j3ale
One of the Best Located Resi
dences in South Frankfort
DR W H HALL OFFERS FOR SALE HIS
house and and lot on the corner of Cross and
Main streets The lot contains about two acres
and the house Is In good repair There ure apple
peach and plum trees In abundance upon the
place two large pits stocked with Marshal Nell
roses ami a green house planted with roses and
heated with Hltchlugs Improved hot water
apparatus
TERMS EASY
Apply to Dk W U UALL
FOE SZ
N
BUGGIES SURRYS HARNESS
NO I21 LEWIS STREET
EARLY OPPOSITE THE FARMERS BANK
Frankfort Ky Carriage work repaired and
painted J J QUIN
Apr lG 4m
FARM FOR SALE
DE3IRIN0 TO QUIT FARMING ON ACCOUNT
of 111 health I ofTer my farm of lf3 acres
lying on the Lawreuceburg pike three miles from
Frankfort for sale privately at a bargain
J E PARRENT
June U tf eat
New Coal Firm
HAVING RECENTLY ESTABLISHED A COAL
yurd in Frankfort we are prepared to furnish
Campbell Creek and other coal 011 short notice
10 cents per bushel Office for the present at H
R Williams grocery where orders may be left
Muy21 2m MoDANIEL ic GAINES
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