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History of the Lexington Post Office from 1794 to 1901 : with additional important postal information / compiled by Tom L. Walker. 400dpi TIFF G4 page images University of Kentucky, Electronic Information Access & Management Center Lexington, Kentucky 2002 b92-88-27381156 Electronic reproduction. 2002. (Beyond the shelf, serving historic Kentuckiana through virtual access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. History of the Lexington Post Office from 1794 to 1901 : with additional important postal information / compiled by Tom L. Walker. [ s.n.] ; Lexington, Ky. : 1901. 302 p. : ports. ; 19 cm Coleman Cover title : The Lexington Post Office 1794-1901. Errata sheets inserts. Microfilm. Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1993. 1 microfilm reel ;K35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN02922.10 KUK) Printing Master B92-88. IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognition (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has been done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Libraries Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. Postal service Kentucky Lexington.Walker, Tom L. HISTORY OF THE LEXINGTON POST OFFICE FROM 1794 TO 1901 WITH AD2MTI..NA;. :; M29TANT POSTAL INFOPMATION COMPILED BY TOM L. WALKER Assistant Postmaster LEINGTON, ICY. JUNE 15, 1901 All diseases which are I nown as curable-acute as well as chron- ic-treated successfully. Female diseases a specialty, as well as obstetrical. Case, handled in less than half the time and with less than half the pain. There are Three Classes of People Who Fight Osteopathy FIRST-Those whose business it interferes With, who are igno- rant of the science, but well filled with prejudice. SECOND- s hose whose Lills are und 'd. THIRD-Tnose who have taken a few treatments and quit, when they should have coitinur'; foi scen time, thus not giving us a chance. Graduate of the American School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, Missouri, The Parent School, under Dr. A. T. Still, Founder of the Drugless Science. Consultation and Examination Free in Office Office Hours 8 to 4 Every Day except Sunday. Lexington References-Tom L. Walker, 169West Third street, Assistant Postmaster; J. K. Clem, 29 Constitution street; J. R. How- ard, West Second street. S. H. MORGAN ...OSTEOPATH... Office In Residence, No. Z3 North Broadway Removed from 173 West Third Telephone 1 Z5 LEXINGTON, KY. Respectfully dedicated by the Employes of the Lexington Post Office to the Business Men of Lexington whose liberal patronage in the way of advertisements has made it possible to issue this publication of Postal Xnformation Printed by E. D. Veach. Cuts by Cheno Engraving Co. Photographs by C. Foster Heliri. A. K. LYON 47 E. Main Street LEXINGTON, KY. Manufacturing Jeweler Complicated Watch Repairing Martin Woolfolk Wholesale Grocers Corner Mill and Water Streets Lexington, Ky. JOHN A. KELLER ....florist.... fine Cut flowers a Specialty Full Line of Seeds, Bulbs and Plants always on hand. LEXINGTON, KY. Phone 354. Introductory In presenting this guide to the public, the employes of the Lexington Post Oflice bespeak for it a careful perusal, in order that errors in mailing may be avoided. If you will carefully read the rules and follow them, you will save much annoyance to yourselves and your correspondents, as well as a vast amount of useless laboer ror CLERKS AND CARRIERS. -4 -i 11 -4 -zA 0 _).CD - -4 - M z )W ..4) 0 -4 0 CD 00 ' zm pp2 P 00 U) x 2 0 Lexington Post Office Directory STANDARD TIME. EXECUTIVE DIVISION. Room end of Walnut Street Corridor. Office hours from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M. F. CLAY ELKIN, Postmaster. TOM L. WALKER, Assistant Postmaster. MARY E. NEALE, Record Clerk. t Requests for improvement in the service and all com- plaints should be made to the Postmaster's office. The entry of new publications and the regulations governing the mailing of second-class matter and deposits on account of postage on such matter, and orders for request en- velopes should be made here. Accounts against the Post- office paid at this office. CITY AND RURAL DELIVERY DIVISION. Window on Right Side of Main Street Corridor. Office hours from 8:43 A. M. to 6 P. M. H. C. SWIFT, Superintendent. DISTRIBUTORS. JAS. C. MAHONEY, ROBERT L. BROWN. SPECIAL DELIVERY MESSENGERS. EMMETT POOLE, J. HARRY STAPLES. CITY LETTER CARRIERS. FRANK R. DIAMOND, F. W. B. REYNOLDS, ROBERT R. SKINNER, HUGH A. SAXTON, P. C. FOUSHEE, WM. R. MONTAGUE, SAMUEL W. MARRS, ANDREW SCOTT, JOHN B. IRVINE, ROBERT OOTS, BEN SIMCOX, JOHN B. SNOWDEN, JR., NATHAN CHISHOLM. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE SUBSTITUTE LETTER CARRIERS. GEO. B. HOLMES, J. H. MARSHALL, H. A. JONES, C. G. HELM, CAS. F. WARD. WM. S. ANDERSON. RURAL CARRIERS. W. C. HUESTON, E. L. SIMCOX, E. L. CUNNINGHAM, J. R. CROGHAN. To this division is assigned the supervision of all mail matter delivered in the city by carrier, through lock boxes or general delivery. Boxes rented and keys issued and returned. The delivery of special letters by messengers; also the supervision of the rural carrier service in Fayette County. MAILING DIVISION. In the rear of the General Delivery Window. Hours from 7:00 A. M. to 9:' 0 P. M. GEO. R. WARREN, Chief Clerk. DAY CLERKS. C. FOSTER HELM, CHAS. R. STAPLES. NIGHT CLERK. OTTA T. JONES. This division has charge of the classification, distribu- tion and dispatch of mails. MONEY ORDER DIPARTMENT. Room at left end of Main Street Corridor. Office hours from 8:30 A. M. to 5 P. M. HENRY K. MLLWARD, Clerk. Domestic and foreign money orders issued and paid in this department. 8 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE REGISTRY DIVISION. Room at the left end of the Main Street Corridor. Office hours from 8 30 A. M. to (6:00 P. M. At night stamp window, 6:00 to 9:00 P. M. DAY CLERK. VAN H. DENNY. NIGHT CLERK. S. H. SHEHAN. All valuable matter should be registered and mailed in. this division. STAMP AND GENERAL DILIVERY DIVISION. Office hours from 7:00 A. M. to 9:00 P. M. CLERKS. MARGARET S. CARROLL, EMMA S. GILROY, S. HENRY SHEHAN. This division has charge of the sale of postage stamps, stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers, the collection of box rent, delivery of packages too large to be carried by carriers, the delivery of mail matter to those who call at the office for same, the registration of mail matter from 6:00 to 9:00 P. M. BOARD OF CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINERS. Secretary's office room left end of Main Street Corridor. LETCHER LUSBY, President. H. S. FORMAN, Examiner. T. L. WALKER, Secretary. Application for examination for positions in the Post- office and information on Civil Service should be made to. the Secretary. POSTOFFICE MFSSENGER. CLAY ESTILL. (At carrier's window.) i Lexington Postmasters POSTMASTER. DATE OF APPOINTMET. Innes B. Brent .October 1, 1794. John W. Hunt ... ........ April 1, 1799. John Jordan, Jr..... . . ......... July 1, 1802. John Fowler........... April 1, 1814. Joseph Ficklin . .. ................ January 11, 1822. Thomas S. Redd........... July 22, 1841. Joseph Ficklin .M........... March 29, 1843. George R. Trotter .. ........... October 4, 1850. Squire Bassett........... February 25, 1852. Jesse Woodruff ......... ......... September 4, 18 5. Lyman B. Todd .... March 23, 1861. Samuel W. Price. . April 5, 1869. Hubbard K. Milward ............. March 24, 1876. William Samuel McChesney ....... December 23, 1887. James R. Howard . ............ March 19, 1891. William Samuel McChesney. January 17, 1894. Fielden Clay Elkin .May 10, 1898. History of Lexington Post Office L EXINGTON was first settled in 1779 by a band of sturdy pioneers, who chose this spot for the build- ing of a frontier post, because of the great beauty and fertility of the surrounding country; the great number of big springs bursting forth here also attracted their attention and last, but not least, they chose the spot because of the natural advantages ote-.ec- bexx! ili the high bluff over-looking tnhvpl e o; a Lraach oi Ciouth Elkhorn Creek at this point and on which they builded a block house that commanded .ve :.rappzioach irqid fale to them protec- tion against an attack of savagae foes. Emigrants came flocking in frcm Peirsvlvania, Vir- ginia and the Carolinas in such numbers that 3oon the sec- tion, now known as "Central Kentucky, " contained a goodly population, and Lexington had the distinction of being a village of several hundred inhabitants, consisting in the main of refined and educated citizens. Schools were established and well-patronized, and the little backwoods metropolis took on the sobriquet of "Athens of the West," which.term has clung to her even to this day. It was but natural that whenever opportunity offered, the people of such an enlightened community should keep up communication with relatives and friends left behind in the old homes; but because of the unsettled condition of affairs in those days, the Government was deterred from extending the Postal Service to the West as rapidly as was intended, and the inhabitants of Lexington and sur- rounding country had to avail themselves of the services of traders and such people as journeyed to the Eastward to have their letters carried and delivered. This was an uncertain service at the best, but no other could be had LEX[INNT0ON POST OFTICE When the exigencies of the case demanded it, the more wealthy employed a messenger to carry correspondence for them. It was much easier to receive letters from the older States than to send them, for emigrant parties were con- stantly coming in-some via Cumberland Gap and the "Wilderness Road" from Virginia and the Carolinas; others from Pennsylvania and the Northern and Central part of Virginia, came by flat boat down the Ohio River to Limestone (now Maysville, and from that point to Lex- ington over the old ' Buffalo Trace "-and to these were entrusted letters for delivery to the inhabitants of the new settlements. Thus were letters and packages received until 1.87, when John Bradford, who founded the Kentucky Gazette at Ltwxiagwri, the brss newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains, employed men calletl pfrst-riders, " to deliver his paper to subscribers in the outlying communities and to bring. in matter Zromracrrespondevts at different points. One of thaso "post-riders inase regular journeys to Lime- stone to carry papers and t( obtoin whatever mail matter there might havo accuarrnl1teoc at that point for Mr. Brad- ford. This rider also brought in correspondence which came from the East down the river via Limestone to citi- zens of Lexington, and in 179), Mr. Bradford, to still further accommodate the people of the community, opened a letter-box in his printing office, where all letters and papers brought to town were deposited until called for. This service was kept up until sometime in September, 1794, when the Government established a Postoffice at Lex- ington, then a town of about 1,'000 inhabitants. The first Postmaster was Innes Baxter Brent, who was appointed to the office by President Washington, October 1st, 1794. Mr. Brent was born in Prince William County, Virginia, in 1771. Early in 1791 he, together with his brothers and sisters, emigrated to Kentucky and settled in Lexington. Upon his arrival here he was immediately appointed Deputy by Sheriff Eli Cleveland. Soon afterward he was made Jailor of Fayette County, which office he continued to 12 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE occupy while Postmaster. He kept the Postofflice in the public room of the Log Jail, which building was located on Main Street, near Broadway, on a lot now occut ied in part by the Maguire Block, northwest corr.er Alain and Broadway. The Postoffiee cons stedof a box divided into pigeon holes, in which were arranged lhQ! papers and letters in alphabetical order; this box: occupied a position on the mantle above the wide fire-p ace, in rea h of the public. Mser Brent evidently did not get down to business in the capacity of Postmabter until over a month after his appointment, for Mr. Bradrord, in his paper, issued October 18, 1794, states that "Three mails from the East- ward" were then due. On the 29th day of November, 1794, Mr. Brent adver- tised in the Kentucky Gazette a list of unclaimed matter remaining in the Postofflce. The advertisement was as follows: "A list of letters remaining now in the Postofflice at Lexington on the 10th day of November, 1794. " Joseph Beatty, South Elkhorn, Woodford Co., care of Col. Robert Patterson; Newton Cannon. Scott County; William Day, near Lexington, Fayette County; John Duff, near Lexington, to the care of Mr. Samuel Conkley in Lex- ingtOD: Evan Francis, in Kentucky in care of Mr Todd, Lex- ington; Alexander Fischer, Bourbon County, to care of Dr. Downing, Lexington; Robert See Mason, near Georgetown, care Mr. John Grant; Thos. Hedge, near Lexington; Benja- min Healy, Davids Fork Meeting House: Jertmiah Hoskin- son, Brackins Creek, near Charlestown; John Hedges, care of Jas. Morrison, Lexington; John Hile, Scott County; Mr. Hitle, Breeches Maker, Lexington, to be forwarded to Jas. Ryan, Breeches Maker; Jos. Jones, near Lexington; Jane Lowry, near Blacks Station; Elizabeth Kincaid, Lexington; Jas. Lacke, near Lexington; Samuel Lowry, care of Mr. Marshall, Tavern Keeper, Lexington; Mr. Geo. Lewis, Lexington; Thos. McCarty, Fayette County, to the care of Mr. John Burnam or Mr. Thos. Lewis, near Lexington; Col. Jas. McMillan, Kentucky; John McCall, Millright, near Lexington, to the care of Mr. Ro Barr, Merchant,, Robert Meeks, Washington, Ky., America; Hamilton Rogers, Kentucky; Mr. Benj. Rogers; Jos. Sterrett, near Georgetown; John Scott, to the care of Captain Scott, Lexington; Rev. Benedict Swope, Dick's River; Rev. John LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Seawell, Lexington: William Scott, Woodford County, on Glenn's Creek; Arthur Stewart. Merchant, Lexington; John Smith, Fayette County, nehr Lexington; Jos. Stevens, Kentucky; William Thornton. Lexington: John Tapp, near Lexington: to Solomon and Lucy Walters. near Lex- ington; Mrs. Lucy Waters: Mr. Ozius Welch to care of Mr. Alex. McConnell, Lexington. INNES B. BRENT, P. M. The Postage on letters in those days was regulated by a table of distances 30 miles and under-6 cts.: over thirty and under eighty, 10 cts ; over eighty and under one hun- dred and fifty, 12'2 cts. ;over one hundred and fifty and under four hundred, 1834 cts. ; over four hundred, 25 cts. Sometimes the sender would prepay the charges on let- ters, but not often, and those to whom they were addressed would have to pay the charges before taking them from the office. During the years 1794-5-6-7 the mail was brought down the Ohio River in boats from Wheeling to Kennedy 's Bot- tom, and from there to Lexington by post-rider. Ken- nedy's Bottom was situated some distance up the river from Limestone (Maysville), the road from which landing place to the interior of the State was considered less ex- posed to the attacks of wandering bands of Indians. Dur- ing the winter time mails were very irregular, and when the river was frozen no mails were received for several weeks at a time. The contract for carrying the mail by boat down the river ended January 1st, 1798, and from that date until some time in the month of March following, no mail whatever was reeeived by that route, and the only communication with the outside world was obtained through the meagre mail which came in from the South via Danville. As early as 1792 a Postoffice was established at Danville by the Government, and a post-route was put in operation from "Moffats in Tennessee by Col. Orrs, Powell's Valley, Cumberland Gap to Danville once a week," the post-rider coming from Cumberland Gap to Danville over the " Wilderness Road. " On April the 254h, 1793, the post-rider was ambushed on Laurel River (now in Laurel County) by a party of Indians and killed, along 14 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE with a companion who accompanied him. The savages stole the bridle and saddle from his horse and also the mail bag. In l796 post-routes were established from Lex- ington to various points in Ken!ucky and mails were re- ceived and dispatched as frequently as once a week to Washington, Ky., (Mason County). Paris, Frankfort, Harrodsburg, Danville, Bardstown, Louisville and George- town. The mail-carrier or "post-rider," as he was known, was quite an important person in those days. He was al- ways mounted on a fleet steed and carried a horn, which was vigorously blown to apprise the people of his coming. When he dashed up to the Postoffice a crowd was there to meet him, and as soon as he had deposited the mail-bag with the Postmaster, he became the center of an inquisitive throng, to whom he related the news he had gathered along the route, and this each individual in the orowd event away and repeated, until everybody in the community was in- formed of what had transpired in the other settlements. The arrival of newspapers from Philadelphia was eagerly awaited, and the days they were expected crowds gathered about the office to hear the news, which was read aloud by some strong-lunged individual, who occupied a point of vantage on some dry goods box. These facts but illustrate the crude and uncertain methods by which Lexington and Central Kentucky had to communicate with the rest of the world. Compare these methods with the wonderful system that obtains to-day and think what time and God have wrought. John Wesley Hunt was the second Postmaster ap- pointed at Lexington. He was selected for the position by President John Adams, April 1st, 1799. Mr. Hunt was born in Trenton, N. J., in 1773. His father was Abraham Hunt, who was Postmaster at Trenton in colonial days, and who was afterward continued as Postmaster there when the Postal Service was re-organized and established by the new Goverment of the United States. John Wesley Hunt came to Kentucky about 1794 or 16 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE 1795, and in 1797 he married Katherine Grosh, who was the great grand-daughter of Guttenberg, the inventer of printing. Mr. Hunt was a very energetic business man, and had great business interests, not only in Lexington, but in Philadelphia as well. He was an extensive dealer in hemp and was interested in a line of sailing vessels from Philadelphia to China and other Eastern countries. He conducted an extensive mercantile business in the building on Main Street, opposite the Court House, now ocftpied by the two firms of Greenway and Purnell, stationers. This building is still in the possession of his decendants, being owned by William and Miss Clara Dudley, hisgreat-grand- children. Mr. Hunt was also associated with John Jacob Astor in the sulphur and saltpeter trade in 1812. He was also President of the Lexington Fire, Life and Marine In- surance Company. He died August 22nd, 1841. The Postofflee during Mr. Hunt's term, was moved to Postlewaith's Tavern, which stood on the present site of the Phoenix Hotel. Here it remained until July 1, 1801, when it was located in the office of the Kentucky Gazette on West Main Street, on the site now occupied by the Van Deren Hardware store. Mr. Hunt's time being occupied in his various business enterprises, he appointed Andrew McCalla his assistant, who conducted the office for him. When Mr. Hunt took possession of the office there were 132 unclaimed letters, which he advertised as 'List of let- ters remaining in the postoffice at Lexington, which will be returned to the general postofftce as dead letters, if not taken out in three months. " In 1800 a mail route from Washington City to Lexing- ton was established by Wyandotte, Va, Owingsville, Mt. Sterling and Winchester, mail to be carried over same once every two weeks on the following schedule: Leave Washington every other Saturday at 8:00 A. M., and ar- rive at Lexington on the Monday of the next week at 8:00 A. M. Returning, leave Lexington every other Thursday and arrive in Washington on the Friday of the next week at 4 P. M. Fifteen minutes were allowed for the opening 1ff LEXINGTON POST OFFICE and closing (,f the mail at all offices along the route. In this year a mail route connecting Lexington and Nash- ville, Tenn , was established via Frankfort to Shelbyville, Bardstown, Elizabethtown, Russellville to Robinson's C. H., Tenn.. (Nashville) once every two weeks. In this year mail connection was also established with Hopkinsville, Henderson, Greenville, Bowling Green, Glasgow, Greens- burg, Stanford and Lancaster. A census of the town taken in April, 1801, shows that the town of Lexington contained a population of I7 95. There was in operation here a number of manufacturing establishments, and Lexington was the commercial center from which all of the western country procured its sup- plies. Such an extensive trade as carried on by the mer- chants and manufacturers at that time necessarily resulted in tbe exchange of a great deal of correspondence, and the revenues derived from postage on the same, most of which went to the Postmaster's compensation, were considerable. About the first of the year, 1801, the Southern mail, which came in over the Wilderness route, was held up at Cheek's Cross Roads for seven weeks on account of there being no post-rider between that place and Orrville, a distance of 12 miles. The consequence was there was much complaint among the patrons of the Lexington office. Judging from the frequent non-arrival of mail on scheduled time, and the delay of weeks ata time between mails, it would seem that the mail contractors and their deputies did just as they pleased in transporting the inail from one office to another on their respective routes, and the editor of the Gazette said: "the newspapers all over the land are complaining about the in- efficiency of the service. " The third Postmaster at Lexington was John Jordan, Jr., who was appointed to the office by President Thomas Jefferson, July 1st, 1802. Mr. Jordan was an Englishman by birth and was an early settler of Lexington, and during a life of active commercial enterprise, was one of its most useful citizens. It was during Mr. Jordan's term as Post- master in 1805, that Aaron Burr came to /Lexington, ac- companied by his dupe, Blennerhassett. Mr. Jordan en- 17 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE tertained them while here at his home, and this circum- stance was the cause in later years, when Burr's conspir- acy against the United States was uncovered, of bringing down upon Mr. Jordan's head a great deal of harsh crit- icism and adverse comment by his fellow-citizens. The anger of the community soon died out when it became known that that gentleman had no knowledge of Burr's in- tention against the Government, but entertained him solely because he Was a distinguished man and a 'stranger within our gates." Mr. Jordan was Postmaster under three administra- tions and died September 9th, 1813, while yet in office. The Postofftce was located for some years in Mr. Jor- daD 's store on Upper Street, facing the Court House square. In 1808 he located the office in another of his buildings, which stood on the site of the present Odd Fellows Hall on East Main Street, between Limestone and Upper. In 1812 Mr. Jordan moved the office and located it in a little red frame building which stood on the site now occupied by the livery stable on East Main Street near the present United States Government building, and used by Cren- shaw Company. Mr. Jordan's assistant was Benjamin Keiser. In addition to the one mail received weekly from Washington and the East via Mt. Sterling, Owingsville and Wyandotte, Va., the Government, in 1802, added an additional mail from the East to Lexington, by Chilli- cotbe, Ohio, overthe National Road, thus giving to Lex- ington two mails a week from that direction, scheduled to arrive at 3:CO P. M., on Monday of each week. The route from the East for this mail was as follows: From Wash- ington, Pa., where mail routes from Philadelphia, Pa., and other Eastern points converged, by Brooks Court House, Virginia, to Wheeling, Va., Zanesville, Ohio, Hockhocing to Chillicothe, Ohio, and from Chillicothe-an- other distributing point--to Manchester to Maysville, Wash- ington, Mason Co., Kentucky, Paris, Lexington and Ver- sailles to Frankfort. Returning, the mail-carrier left Lex- is LEXINGTON POST OFFICE ington at 6:00 A. M. Saturdays and Tuesdays. A mail route was also established this year from Washington, Mason County, Ky., by Augusta to Cincinnati, with one mail each way once a week. And in the Fall of 1802 a mail route was established from Frankfort by Georgetown, Cynthiana, Falmouth and Alexandria to Cincinnati once a week, and mail from Lexington to Cincinnati was dispatched via Georgetown and Washington both, for Cincinnati. A weekly mail was also put on this year from Lexington to Nashville, Tenn., via Frankfort, Shelbyville, Bardstown and Russellville. Mail connections with Somerset and Monticello by Danville was established this year with mail once a week. On October 30th, 1802, the mail from Lexing- ton and other points throughout this section for Nash- ville, Natchez and New Orleans was robbed near Shelby- ville, Ky. Besides taking the mail from the post-rider, the robbers secured most of his clothing and assaulted him. A regular mail was established this year between Lexington and Louisville once a week both ways. In August, 1803, stage coaches were put in operation between Lexington and Frankfort, and from Lexington via Mt. Sterling to Olympia Springs, trips being made once a week to the latter point and twice a week to Frankfort, and soon the mail to these points was transferred to the stage coach and the post-rider became an institution of the past. On November 3rd, 1803, the post-rider carrying the Eastern mail was stopped by a highwayman between Paris and Lex- ington and pulled from his horse at the point of a pistol. The highwayman then mounted the horse and rode away some distance into the forest, where he cut open the bag and rifled its contents. Postmaster Jordan offered a re- ward of 200 for his apprehension, but no record is had that the robber was ever captured. It would appear that Lexington was well supplied with facilities for receiving and dispatching mails, but for some reason, probably a combination of swollen streams, muddy roads and the almost trackless wilderness through which the mail routes were laid off, mails were very irregular in their arrival, and the Department came in for a good 19 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE round of abuse because of the inefficient service. The editors of Lexington's two newspapers almost weekly chronicled the fact that "no mail" had arrived at the hour of going to press. In his issue of January 2d, 1808, the editor of the Reporter says: The Eastern mail failed both on Tuesday and Saturday last, and should one arrive even to-morrow, our dates will be thirty-one days old from Philadelphia and Washington. We ask Mr. Granger (the Postmaster- General), what has become of his improve- ments and four and a half days from Wheeling to Frank- fort-" The mails from Limestone in 1808 were brought in by stage coach, and the owners of same, in their desire to accommodate passengers with as quick a journey as pos sible between that place and Lexington, often times when the mails from the north side of the river were only a few minutes late, would drive away without waiting for same, and in consequence, mail laid over at that point several days, or until the next stage left. The act of Congress, 1810, establishing fourteen post routes in Kentucky, called for the re-arrangment of the service between this city and other points in Kentucky, giv- ing to the people a better accommodation. In January, 1811, the Postmaster at Lexington was authorized by the Postmaster-General to furnish the different Postmasters in the Western country printed way bills and other matter needed by them in the conduct of their respective offices, and Mr. Jordan advertised that all orders forwarded to him for these supplies would be attended to by return post. In the Fall of 1813 the Postoffice Department made arrangements whereby newspapers should be given more consideration in their dispatch, and it was announced that this class of matter from Washington and points east would reach Lexington three or four days earlier and from the South a week. Mr. Jordan died on September 9th, 1813, and Daniel Childs was made Acting Postmaster for the sureties and continued as such until January 1st, 1814. Lexington 's fourth Postmaster was Captain John Fowler, a distinguished pioneer and a prominent figurein 20 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE the early politics of the Commonwealth. In 1787 he repre- sented Fayette County in the Virginia Legislature as a del- egate, along with Thomas Marshall. Later he and Humphrey Marshall were delegates from Fayette County, Kentucky, to the Virginia Convention which ratified the present Constitution of the United States. Captain Fowler was elected the first member of Congress, September 17th, 1796, from the Fayette District, and he served in Congress several terms. Captain Fowler for a number of years lived in a residence situated on East Main Street, on what is now part of the ground occupied by the present Govern- ment Building. He operated a corn mill for a long time on the spot where Nelson's elevator now stands. This mill was run by water from the natural lake situated several hundred yards to the east, and which body of water was the headwaters of the town branch of Elkhorn and was a considerable stream at that point. This spot for long years afterward was known as Fowler's Garden, and was a prominent place of recreation for the public. Captain Fowler was appointed by President Madison and took possession of the Lexington Postoffice January 1st, 1814. His commission, however, dated from April 1st, 1814. Captain Fowler's assistant was Wm. F. Carty. The Post- office was in a building adjoining the Gazette office on West Main Street. where the hardware store of Van Deren Company now stands. The re arrangement of the routes in 1814 seemed to have made matters worse in the reception of Eastern and Southern mails, for there was great com- plaint about the delays occurring in the years 1814-15. In 1816 stage coaches had superseded the post-riders on most of the routes leading from Lexington. In 1817 a line of mail stages were put on from Louisville via Lexington to Wheeling, Va . where connection was made with the East- ern stages. The distance scheduled to be covered daily was sixty miles, with three trips a week between Louisville and Wheeling. The same company operated a line of stages from Frankfort, Ky., to Nashville, Tenn., three times a week. Thus was Lexington enabled to secure a tri-weekly mail from the East and South In the year 21 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE 1818 the schedule of the arrivals and departures of mail from the Postoffice at Lexington was: The Eastern mails arrived on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday even- ings; dispatched on Monday, Wednesday and Friday even- ings. The Western mail via Louisville arrived on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday evenings; dispatched on Mon- day, Wednesday and Friday evenings. The Western mail was closed at 6 o'clock P. M., for dispatch; the Eastern mail was closed for dispatch upon the arrival of the West- ern mail. The New Orleans mail arrived on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 11: 0 A. M. It was closed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. A Cincinnati mail arrived on Monday and Friday at 11:00 A. M. It was closed for dispatch Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 P. m. This mail on Saturday was sent via Dry Ridge, and on Tuesday via Cynthiana and Falmouth. The Winchester mail via Mt. Sterling, Owingsville to Flemingsburg, arrived on Sunday and Thursday evenings at 6 o'clock, and closed for dispatch an hour later. The Richmond mail for Danville, Lancaster and Paint Lick, arrived on Wednesday at 9:00 A. M., and was dispatched on same day on its return at 10:00 A. M. The mail from South Carolina and Georgia via Crab Orchard, arrived on Tuesday and Saturday morning. It was dispatched on this route on Monday and Friday mornings The mail via Versailles to Frankfort arrived on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. It was dispatched to these places on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The postmaster notified the public that it was neces- sary that letters intended for any of the outgoing mails should be put into the office half an hour before the time specified for the closing of same. He also notified the pub- lic that letters received "must be paid for on delivery; the letter rule can in no case be dispensed with except to those who keep a regular quarterly account. " The credit sys- tem evidently did not work very well, for shortly after- ward Captain Fowler advertised in the Gazette, 'that no person will be credited at the post office on any pretence whatever." Lexington at this time still maintained her 22 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE supremacy as the commercial center of the West, and the mails received were quite bulky, and the letters advertised by the postmaster at the end of each quarter numberea 600 and sometimes as high as 800 a quarter, which goes to prove that the mails must have been extraordinary heavy in those days. Captain Fowler was removed as postmaster in Feb- ruary, 1822, and Joseph Ficklin appointed. Captain Fowler was from Virginia and was Captain of a company in the Revolutionary war. He was a man of affluence and a most generous entertainer, hut in his old age he was brought to poverty. He died August 22, 1840, aged 85 years, honored and respected by all, and was buried with great honors in the old Episcopal cemetery on East Third street. The procession following his remains to the grave was the largest ever seen in the city. Joseph Ficklin was the fifth postmaster at Lexington. He was appointed by President Monroe January 11th, 1822, and served continuously in the capacity of postmaster until July, 1841, when he was succeeded- by Thomas S. Redd. But Mr. Redd's term in office was only of short duration, when he was removed in 1854 and Ficklin re-ap- pointed to the position. Ficklin then held the office from March 29th, 1843, to October 4th, 1850, having served all told as postmaster at Lexington twenty-seven years. Mr. Ficklin's apppointment to the office was announced in the Lexington Reporter January 23d, 1822, in the following short paragraph: "Jos. Ficklin, Esq., Editor of the Ken- tucky Gazette, has been appointed postmaster in this town in place of Capt. John Fowler, removed. " John P. Ful- weller was deputy postmaster under Mr. Ficklin. There was still much complaint because of the irregu- larity in the arrival of the mails from the East. Three mails per week were scheduled to arrive from Washington and Philadelphia, but during the winter weather the town was fortunate to get one mail a week. Mr. Ficklin first kept the post office in a room adjoining the Kentucky Gazette office, which stood on West Main street. Shortly afterwards he removed the office just across the street 24LEXINGTON POST OFFICE to a Guilding which stood on the site now occupied by the Racket Store. Some yEars after this Mr. Ficklin bought the property on the northwest corner of Mill and Sh )rt streets, consistingof a large frame building and two small bricks adjoining. The frame was known as the Hotel La Fayette and was kept by -- Throck- morton. The post office proper was kept in the adjoining building, which was a brick stru ture two stories high and is now standing, being Number 5 West Short street and now occupied by Byrns Lewis as a coal and seed office. The post office remained in this building until 1855. In 1832 Lexington had a population of about 7,00, and in that year the place attained the dignity of a city, being incorporated as such by the State Legfiature. This year also witnessed the establishment of a daily mail to Lex- ington over two different routes. One of these routes was from Maysville by Lexington to Louisville, daily both ways. The other route was from Lexington by Donerail, Georgetown and Great Crossings to Frankfort, daily both ways. The daily mail was carried in four-horse post coaches. In 1838 mail was transported from Lexington to Mays- ville in eight and one-half hours, the stage leaving Lex- ing at 3 A. M. d-ily. In this year mail was carried to FranKfort by the railroad (horse car), leaving Lexington at 6 A. M. and arriving at Frankfort at 9 A. M., there con- necting with stages to Louisville, where it arrived at 5 P. M. At this time therewas great rivalry between differen stage lines running from Lexington to the Dear-by towns. The independent lines tried to outrun the mail coaches and the result was many accidents occurred, and it was a daily occurrence for some of the stages to be upset in their mad race and the passengers and mail spilled out into the high- way. In 1849 steam engines superseded the horse as motive power on the railroad between Lexington and Frankfort and better time was made in the dispatch of mail between the two points. The post office was open from 7 A. M. to 8 P. M every week day and on Sundays from 8 to 9 A. M. Mail closed every evening at six o'clock. The mails in 24 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE those days arrived at almost all hours of the night, and it required the force of clerks to remain on night duty in order to work the in-coming and out-going mails. The Eastern mail arrived daily at 9 P. M. and departed daily at 2 A. M; the Western mail arrived at 1 A. M and departed at 10 P. M.; the Northern mail via Cincinnati departed at 4 A. M. and arrived at 5 A. M; the Southern mail via Knoxville, Tenn., arrived every other day at 8 A. M. and departed at :3 A. M.; the Richmond mail arrived every other day at 10 P. m. and departed at 3 A. M.; the Mt. Sterling and Owingsville mail arrived three times a week at 6 P. M. and departed at 4 A. M. The rates of postage continued the same as when the service was first established. Double letters, or those com- posed of two pieces of paper, were charged a double rate; tripple letters at tripple rates. Every package weighing one ounce or more was charged with single postage for each quarter of an ounce. For each newspaper not carried out of the State in which it was published, or if carried out of the State not over a hundred miles, one cent; if over one hundred miles, one cent and a half. The postage on magazines and pamphlets ranged from one and one-half cents to six cents a sheet. Postmasters were allowed then to send and receive free of postage letters and packages not exceeding a half an ounce in weight. They were also permitted to receive free of postage one daily newspaper each. Printers of newspapers were permitted to send one paper to each and every publisher of newspapers within the United States free of postage. Thomas S. Redd, the sixth postmaster at Lexington, was appointed July 22d, 1841. He was appointed by Pres- ident Tyler, through the influence of Henry Clay, who was a great friend. Mir Redd was born in Lexington the 29th of February, 1808. He graduated at Transylvania Universitv at the age of seventeen, in the class with Jefferson Davis, Sen- ator Henry, of Tennessee, and several other distinguished mea. He accepted the position of Deputy Sheriff under Captain William Morton, whose daughter, Elizabeth, he LEXINGTON POST OFFICE married when he was nineteen. He subsequently became Sheriff of Fayette county, which office he held fourteen years. Afterward he was elected Clerk of the Fayette Cir- cuit Court, and held that position many years. He also represented the county of Fayette one term in tie Legisla- ture. Mr. Redd held the position of postmaster less than two years, when he gave it up to emigrate to Mississippi, there to engage in the raising of cotton. He made that State his permanent residence and died there Julvy 26th, 1881. Mr. Redd was succeeded by Joseph Ficklin. who was again appointed postmaster at Lexington; this time by President Tyler, on March 29th, 1843. Mr. Ficklin was continued as postmaster until 1850, he having served in that capacity longer than any other postmaster at Lexing- ton. The volume of business transacted continued to greatly increase with each succeeding year. It was dur- ine the latter part of Mr. Ficklin's administration that the adhesive postage stamp came into use. These stamps were printed on sheets and had to be cut apart with scissors It was not until 1853 that the device for perforating stampi sheets was adopted. Mr. Ficklin's deputy, during his second term, was Keller Bradley, and our esteemed fellow- citizen, Squire Bassett, entered the service as clerk, in 1846. Sometimes, when they would get rushed, a third man was called in to assist them temporarily in the hand- ling of mails. MIr. Ficklin is remembered bv a number of our older citizens, who were boys at the time he was postmaster, as a very large man who was always followed by a small dog. He owned considerable property about the city which, at his death (he having no children nor relatives), was left to his colored servants. George R. Trotter, Lexington's eighth postmaster, was appointed to that position October 4th, 1850, by President Taylor. -Mr. Trotter was born in Lexington, February 3d, 1810, and died in Lexington, January 11th, 1852. He was a lawyer of marked ability and of hizh stending atthe Lexington bar. He was appointed Judge of the City 20 LEXINGTON POST-OFFICE Court, which office he filled with credit to himself and sat- isfaction to the community. Although enlisting for the Mexican war, his company was never called into service. Judge Trotter delivered the address of welcome to the Lex- ington troops upon their return from that conflict. It is to regretted that, although Judge Trotter was a noted writer of essays and political papers of the day, none of these writings have been preserved in permanent form. Being the grandson of Col. James Trotter and Col. George Nicholas, he was of distinguished revolutionary ancestry and well united in his person the virtues and talents of these pioneer Kentuckians. Mr. Trotter's deputy postmaster was Squire B-assett, who attended to the office with the assistance of two clerks, Henry Van Geison and Thomas Postelwaith. In Septem- ber of 1850, a daily mail was established by stage coaches. from this city to Cincinnati, the schedule being to leave here at 4 A. M., and arrive at Cincinnati at 5 P M. The stage left Cincinnati at 6 A. M. and arrived at Lexington at 7 P. M. In 1851 the railroad between Lexington and Louis- ville was completed, and in the Fall of that year trains ran through twice a day. The trains from Lexington left at 6 A. M., stopping at Frankfort for breakfast, arrived at Louisville at 11:30 A. M. There was also another train leaving Lexington at 2 P. M. and arriving at Louisville at 6:30 P. M. ; but as the contract for carrying the mail between Lexington and Louisville by Frankfort and Shel- byville in stage coaches did not expire until some time- after, it was not until 1852 that mail was dispatched between the two cities by railroad. Judge Trotter was quite ill most of the time after his appointment as post- master, and therefore, did not give much attention to the- office, the affairs of which were conducted in an able man- ner by his subordinates. Squire Bassett, head of S. Bassett Sons, shoe mer- chants, and President of the Fayette National Bank, was Lexington's ninth postmaster, having been commissioned as such by President Fillmore, February 25th, 1852. Mr. Bassett entered the postal service as a clerk under Post- LEXINGT )N POST OFFICE master Ficklin in 1846. When Mr. George R. Trotter was appointed in 1850, he made Mr. Bassett his chief clerk or assistant, and being in delica-e health and growing rapidly worse all the time, Mr. Trotter left the management of the office to Mr. Bassett. Upon his death in February, 1852, Mr. Bassett succeeded him as postmaster. The post office during Mr. Bassett's term, was continued in the building No. 5 West Short street, adjoining the present Hotel Reed block. At the time Mr. Bassett became postmaster, there were 200 letter boxes for those who chose to rent boxes. Mr. Bassett increased the number of these boxes to about 400. Box-renters called at the geoeral delivery window for any mail they saw to be in their boxes, and this was handed them by the clerk who also attended to the duty of selling stamps. There was at that time an arrangement of large drawers beneath the boxes for proprietors of newspapers, as they received very bulky mail. It was during Mr. Bassett's administration as post- master that mail-; were first received and dispatched from Lexington by railway, the line being between this city and Louisville, andl a mail twice daily was received and dis patcraed. The postmaster went in person to the old Lex- ington and Louisville depot, corner Mill and Water streets, to see that the sacki containing the mail were prop- erly placed on the train.. An employe of the road carty- ing the same from the post office to the train on his back most of the time, and when the mail was exceedingly heavy, he would bring it up in a push cart In 1854 the K. C. railroad was completed from C'ovington to this city, and the mails dispatched to Cincinnati by that route twice daily. The daily dispatch of mails by stage coach to Louisville, via Versailles. Shelbyville, etc., was con- tinued. A daily mail was also dispatched and received by stage coach from the county seat of the surrounding coun- ties. The schedules of mails were so arranged that most of thein arrived in the city at noon and were dispatched in the morning. LEXIN(4TON POST OFFICE In the early part of Mr. Bassett's administration, the mail from Cincinnati was received; nd sent by stage to Maysville, where it was transported down the river by boat. It took twenty-four hours for the mail to reach its destination by this route. The postmaster kept an account with subscribers to newspapers and would collect quarterly the postage due on newspapers received from the post- office. A large part of this postage was paid the pos-mas- ter as his commission. Instead of tying up letters in pack- ages with wrapping twine, as the method now is, all letters then directed to a given place were placed together and wrapped about with several folds of paper, which was given the form of an envelope. On this envelope was writ- ten the name of the place of destination of the letters. A way bill of each letter was enclosed in the package. The clerks under Mr. Bassett were David Mitchell and Henry Van Geison. Mr. Jesse Woodruff, one of our most highly respected citizens and the well-known insurance agent, was the tenth postmaster at Lexington in order of succession. He was appointed postmaster by President Pierce, September 4th, 1855. His clerks were George H. Kinnear and Charles Dobbyns, and when the rush of business demanded, this force was assisted by Vic Johnson and Cornelius Hen- dricks, who acted as temporary clerks. Mr. Wood- ruff moved the office from near the corner of Mill and, Short streets, where it had been located for so many years, to the northeast corner of Main and Limestone streets, directly opposite the Phoenix Hotel. The center of busi- ness in those days was much farther west than it is now, and when Mr. Woodruff moved the office the business men in that part of the town from whence it was removed, be- came greatly aroused, held an indignation meeting and protested against the change of location. A set of resolu- tions was adopted and sent to the Postmaster-General ask- ing that the office be located at the old place on West Short street. But no attention was paid to same and the matter was allowed to drop. Mr. Woodruff said that he does not blame the people of the western part of the city for, I29 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE objecting to the removal of the office to another location, for it left that section as quiet as a Sunday morning. During Mr. Woodruff's administration the old mail route by stage coach in Summer and horseback in Winter to Wyandotte, Va,, where it connected with the mail from Washington and other points, was still in operation, as was the old Wilderness route through Cumberland Gap. It was the custom to close all windows when the mail was received until it could be opened and distributed to the boxes, and during this time the crowd always collected in the lobby of the office and on the street outside, and waited patiently until the clerks were ready to hand out the mail to them. In addition to the call boxes or pigeon holes then in use, Mr. Woodruff had made a number of large lock drawers, which he rented to those receiving large mails. During Mr. Woodruff's administration the busi- ness of the office increased to such an extent that the mak- ing out of way bills became very burdensome, especially since they had to make a copy of each way bill dispatched from the office, and send it quarterly to the dead-letter office at Washington. Mr. Woodruff says that on one oc- casion he had several mail sacks of way bills which he for- warded to Washington and which were reported to have been lost on the way. The officials ordered him to send a copy of all the bil's as early as possible. He says he was on the verge of tears from contemplating the awful task before him, when the welcome news came that sacks con- taining the bills had arrived at their destination all right. During the most eventful period of the Nineteenth cen- tury in our history-the war of the Rebellion-the destiny of the Lexington post office was in the hands of Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd, Lexington's best known and most esteemed citizen. Dr. Todd served two terms as postmaster at Lex- ington. His first commission was dated March 23, 1861, and bore the illustrious and immortal name, Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Todd was a kinsman of the President's wife, and he was present at the bedside of Mr. Lincoln when he died,. being in Washington at the time to prosecute his claims for re-appointment to the post office at Lexington. -30 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Dr. Todd's second commission as postmaster was issued March 11th, 1865, and signed by President Andrew Johnson. Within a few weeks after Dr. Todd took possession in 1861, the office was removed to the southwest corner of Sniort and Mill streets, to the building at present occupied by the Kentucky Gazette The office was located on the first floor and had an outfit of 130 lock and 300 call boxes, and the office force consisted of three clerks-one who handled the money order and registered matter; one in the mailing department, and the other who attended to the sale of stamps and to the general delivery window. For a time only the first floor of the building was used, but soon the -second and third floors were called into requisition and the distributing department was removed to the second floor and a large hopper of twenty boxes was installed, but in spite of the constant increase of the business of the office, an application for an additional clerk was turned down. The mail bags were hoisted to the second story of the building by a block and tackle. There was ample work for all the clerks and frequently outsiders had to be pressed into service in order to clear up the accumulation of mail. At one time there were fully 20,000 Union soldiers camped near the city, and the mili- tary mail, exceedingly large, added to the ordinary work of the office and required a detail of several assistants froin the army. These army assistants generally handled all the mail for the soldiers, and each of the several regi- ments had its own carrier and post office clerk. Separate apartments were not provided for any branch of the ser- vice, and the public applied for money orders and regis- tered letters at a small window opening into the lobby on the Short street side. The lock boxes fronted Mill street, general delivery directly at the corner, and the screen of glass boxes extended back on Short street about twenty- five feet. The front on each street was entirely open and both lobbies had a depth of about ten feet. All Eastern Kentucky, except counties bordering on the Ohio river, was supplied by the Lexington office, and 31 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE the "dis" mail for forty counties was handled by the small force of three clerks. Mails that to-day are received and delivered by noon each day, were then two weeks or more in transit, and passing through many small offices and the messenger fording many small streams, it usually presented a condition that plainly indicated its mountain origin and rough treatment. However lax and crude the methods of that date, the mails were carried with security, if not celerity. As it is well remembered that on one occa- sion a bank of this city sent under registered protection a package containing 25,000 in notes of various denomina- tions, to an institution in the -hire town of an adjacent county that was solely in need of financial aid. The fol- lowing day a second package of little less than half the amount was dispatched1 and safely delivered to the ad- dressee. Doubtless the driver's seat wou'd have been an uneasy one had he known on either occasion that at his feet in the mail pouch in his care was a snug fortune for any daring and would-be robber. During the war mails brought by railroad from Cin- cinnati and Louisville were frequently interrupted and de- layed by bands of guerrillas attacking trains, tearing up rails, burning bridges, and when mails were late the rea- son commonly assigned was: '"John Morgan has captured the train." When this was the case the command was: "Throw out the brass lock bag!" an order as quickly ex- ecuted as given. The mail agents in those days, however were seldom otherwise interrupted. Mail stages daily except Sunday, ran to the towns of adjacent counties, gen- erally arriving before and departing after noon. Mails arriving at Lexington by railroad were wheeled to the post office in a small push cart by faithful Andy J: Shepherd, the veteran flagman still on duty at the L. N. depot; and when a large consignment of public documents reached him, Andy would push, puff and sweat, though he would never swear (out loud), he would draw a long breath of relief as he would tilt and upset his precious freight in- side the post office door. During the occupation of Lexington by the Confed- 32 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE erate army, commanded by Gen Kirby Smith, from August until October, 1862, valuables of the post office were re- moved for safety to Louisville. The "Rebs, " having free access to the building, many amusing incidents occurred. A soldier of diminutive stature discovered in the third story a large fur Russian military hat belonging to C. H. Dobbyns, one of the clerks, and putting it on, leaving ex- posed only a small portion of his face, rode through the streets, an exceedingly amusing figure. Dobbyns, running across him later at the Old Broadway Hotel, said: "You have on my hat, sir. " "Suppose I have, what the h-1 are you goin' to do about it" said the little fellow, bristling up. "Nothing," said Dobbyns, moving away. On entering his office one morning, Postmaster Todd found written across a page of a private memorandum book in bold, running hand, "Dia the one who penned these lines ever dream of Gen. Kirby Smith ever coming to Lexington, Kentucky" "No! "' During Dr. Todd's second term as postmaster the Money Order System was introduced at the Lexington post office. This service proved popular from the first, and has proven such a convenience that it has developed to large l)roportions. During Dr. Todd 's entire administration seven clerks were employed, never more than three at any one time, however. They were Charles Henry Swift, Charles H. Dobbyns, George H. Kinnear, George Robin- son Bell and John A. Ramsey. The flrst-named three have crossed over the river. Mr. Bell resides in Bourbon county, Ky., and Mr. Ramsey at Owingsville. Last, but not least, Mr. Harry Clay Swift, who entered the office in October, 1864, is there to-day hard-working, cheerful, faithful, universally popular, having remained through all intervening administrations Samuel Woodson Price was appointed postmaster on April 5, 1869, by President Grant. General Price attained fame as an artist as well as a soldier. When only a boy he spent his time in drawing and modeling in clay. His father, Major Price, of Nicholasville, Ky., opposed his son's ambition in this line, but young Price kept hard at :s33 LEXINGTON POST OFFIS work at his chosen profession, and the results of his pa- tient struggles and study are shown in a number of famous paintings and portraits which occupy places of prominence in famous collections of art. After attending the Kentucky Military Institute, where he occupied a position as profes- sor of drawing, with the rank of Lieutenant, Price came to Lexington to live. He was captain of the old infantry company in 1859, and when Dr. E. L. Dudley was author- ized to recruit a regiment for the United States Army in the Civil War, Captain Price and all of his men, except two, joined the regiment. After Colonel Dudley's death Captain Price was made Colonel of the Twenty-first Infan- try, Kentucky Volunteers, on February 26, 1862. He was wounded in the battle at Kensaw Mountain. Recovering he served through the war, and by special act of Congress March 13, 1865, was complimented with the title of Brevet Brigadier-General. After the war he returned to Lexing- ton and was nominated by the Republican party to make the race for the Senate from the counties of Fayette and Scott. He was defeated, however, by William A. Dudley, his Democratic opponent. Soon after General Grant's in- auguration, General Price applied to him for the position of postmaster at Lexington, and secured the appointment without delay. He did not disappoint the expectation of the people, for his executive ability and ingenuity enabled him to make advantageous changes in the distribution of the mails With the incoming of General Price, the ques- tion of the removal of the post office from the cramped quarters, corner Mill and Short streets, was agitated and arrangements were affected with the consent of the depart- ment with the view of obtaining larger quarters with more modern equipment. Mr. R. de Roode, a gentleman yet well known for his public spirit and shrewd foresight, of- fered his services in securing accommodations in the build- ing then in course of erection on the corner of Broadway and Short, where formerly stood the old Broadway Hotel, now occupied by Vogt Foley as a grocery store. Through his suggestions and aid the interested parties changed somewhat their plans and consented to enlarge and adopt 34 LEXINGTO1N POST OFFICE the smaller rooms for the use of the post office at a stipu- lated rental for a term of four years. The merchants in the immediate locality also agreed to give a certain sum in addition to affect the change. In the course of the con- btruction of the building and just previous to its comple- tion by some means it caught fire and was almost totally destro3ed, necessarily delaying the removal of the office for several months. The entire outfit of this larger and finer office was entirely the property of the owners of the building, and the rent received included a fair charge for the use of the equipments. During the last year of his administration of the office an event occurred which caused him much disfavor with his Democratic friends. The colored mail agent, by name of Gibson, employed in the railway mail service between Louisville and Lexington, while en route from the former eity, was attacked in his car at Benson Station, a few miles from Frankfort, by masked men, supposed to be kuklux, which organization flourished in those days. Be- fore they could do the messenger any great harm the con- dNiutor started the train and the ruffians became fright- ened and jumped from the moving train. This outrage was at once reported to the Postoffice Department and the Postmaster-General had a guard composed of soldiers de- tailed to accompany the agent while en route This was kept up for several weeks, but proving too expensive the Postmaster-General addressed a letter to Postmaster Price asking him of the propriety of removing the guard, and to know of him if the route agent would be safe, and if such was decided on, what advice would he give in the premises. The Postmaster, on the receipt of the letter, made the fol- lowing endorsement on the back: Postoffice, Lexington, 1872. Respectfully returned with the opinion expressed that Gibson would not be safe if the guard were removed, and if such is done he would advise that the mails between the two cities be suspended. This measure, if adopted by the Department, will bring the people along the line and the Legislature, now in session at Frankfort, to their senses LEXINGTON POST OFFICE sooner than any other method. The dignity of the Gov- ernment must be maintained at all hazards. S. W. PRICE, P M. Almost upon the receipt of the advice containing the endorsement, the Postmaster-General directed by telegram that the mail between Louisville and Lexington be sus- pended. This extreme measure caused much indignation on the lpart of Democrats in the two cities and along the route. The Legislature, in session in Frankfort at the time, took decisive steps to suppress the kuklux, which had given much trouble to all parts of the State, and at the expira- tion of ten or twelve days the colored route agent was ordered to return to his duties on his own route, but for fear of again being raided, requested to be assignied to sorre road north of the Ohio river. This request was granted and a white agent was put in his place on the Louisville and Lxington road. Hon James B. Beck, then Representative from the Ashland District, when Con- gress convened, offered a resolution calling on the Post- master-General for his teason for the suppression of mails between Louisville and Lexington. In response to the resolution, the Postmaster-General accompanied his report with his letter to tha postmaster at Lexington and the lat- ter's endorsement thereon. The very same day Beck wired a copy to the Lexington papers, and the publication of the same brought upon the head of Price great abuse from the Democratic press in Lexington. Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge, in a speech delivered in the Courthouse at Lexington, and in the hearing of Gen- eral Price, denounced him. When the Colonel had fin- ished, voices were heard from different parts of the house asking: "Where is he let us see him." The Postmaster promptly responded by rising to his feet, and with his arms folded in front of him, remarked, "Here he is, and look at him to your heart's content. I have no apologies to make, and if like circumstances should, occur again I would act in the same way. " After the Postmaster had re- 36 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE suined his seat the speaker complimented the General both as a soldier and a gentleman. At the end of his first term and without anv solicita- tion on his part, he was re-appointed postmaster, but near the close of the third year of his second term, he was re- (quested to resign by the Pi esident, who wanted to appoint to the position Col. H. K. Mlilward. The President assured him that the change was not made on account of any in- difference to his past services, but solely for the reason that he wished to give the office to another person. After other correspondence with the President, General Price de- vlined to resign, and the President removed him. While postmaster, General Price's brush was not idle, and he produced a number of portraits of distinguished men and famous paintings. Notable among them were "Caught Napping, " and '"Gone Up," both of which took prizes in the Cincinnati Exposition in 1882. Both these pictures have long been recognized as first among the greatest works of American ant. General Price moved to Louisville in 1878 and opened a studio where he applied his brush until his sight gave out. This misfortune was the direct cau-e of a gun-shot wound received while successfully leading his command on the enemy's works at Kensaw Mountain. George H. Kinnear was assistant postmaster under General Price for some years, and when he resigned-- Thompson succeeded him. Messrs. Dobbyns and Swift continued as clerks throughout General Price's adminis- tration. Col. Hubbard K. Milward was Lexington's thirteenth postmaster. He was appointed to office by President Grant on the 24th of March, 1876, and served until January 1st, 1888. Colonel Milward's assistant was Robert Bosworth, and the clerks were H. C. Swift and C. H. Dobbyns. Col- onel Milward served with distinction in the Civil War. Mr. Milward entered the service as a private soldier at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky, August, 1861, being one of the first men to enlist in Central Kentucky. He erec:ed the first tent at Camp Dicic Robinson, which was the first Federal camp in the State; was promoted and served as 37 LEXI NGTON POST OFFICE Lieutenant and Adjutant, Major, Lieutenant-Colonel, and was appointed Colonel of the Eighteenth Volunteer Infan- try, December 19th, 1863. He was mustered out of service July 18th, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. He was in active ser- vice in Central Kentucky in 1861-'62, and afterwards par- ticipated in the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea. Upon his return from the war Colonel Milward established and conducted in this city a newspaper called the Stand- ard, and in it vigorously advocated the principles of the Republican party. Fur eleven years he held the office of postmaster at Lexing on, the affairs of which he adminis- tered in a systematic and business mann2r. He continued the office in the building at the corner of Broadway and Short streets, and from time to time made sujh changes as the service demanded. The department then required that repairs of all kinds pertaining to the lock b )xes, the fur- nishing of additional keys and replacing those lost be paid by the renter. The number of drawers in the outfit was then 44") and besides there were 3tA0 call boxes. The second year after occupying the new quarters, which were expected to be ample, additional lock boxes to the amount of one hundred were provided on the Short-street side and quickly rented. The price of call boxes was fifty centa per quarter and the drawers one dollar each, the Government deriving a revenue of about 2,f5O) a year from the aggregate num- ber rented. The building was found, after a period of three or four years, inadequate to accommodate the several departments, and was remodeled at the owner's expense, and such changes made as to make it much more conven- ient for the public and the emp]oyes of the office. The large room immediately in the rear, on Short street, now used as a job printing office, was added, in which the mails were made up and distributed. The money order department was then changed to the Short-street side and entrance had direct from the street. An additional number of lockdraw- ers were also erected. When Colonel Milward was first inducted into office the salary attached to the position of postmaster was 4,000. -S8 LEXINGTON POST-OFFICE Conoress, however, in a few years after passed a law read- justing the salaries of postmasters on a different basis. By this act the salary at the Lexington office was cut to 2,800 and the office reduced to the second class. It was during the administration of Colonel Milward that the free delivery service was inaugurated in the city of Lexington, and the event was one long to be remembered by the citi- zens. The free delivery system of the postal service was first inaugurated in 1863 in forty-five of the principalcities. In 1873, ten years afterward, it was introduced into forty- two other cities throughout the country. In 1883, when the service was still further extended, Lexington was included in the list. This service was put into effect with five car- riers, who made thiee deliveries to the business section and two to the residential portions of the city. Soon two additional carriers were appointed and the service ex- tended. The first month of this service the carriers handled 15,000 pieces of mail matter. Up to the time of the carrier service the office consisted of three clerks. An additional clerk was allowed, who was assigned to the general deliv- ery division, and Mr. H. C. Swift, the clerk who previous- )v served in that capacity, was transferred to the city dis- tributing department and placed in charge of the free delivery service, in which department he has continued to this day. George A. Joplin was the name ot the new clerk, and he served several years at the general delivery window, when he resigned, and was succeeded by L. C. Collins, who held the office for some years when he resigned, and Charles II. Sharp was appointed. He was succeeded by Charles L. Rleynolds, who in turn was succeeded by A. M. Joplin, and he by E. G. Spink. In lzM3, C. H. Dobbyns, who had served in the office so long and faithfully, was stricken with paralysis, and soon afterward died, and George It. Warren was appointed to succeed him in the mailing and dispatching department, in which he has served to this day, with the exception of four years of McChesney's first administration. The work in the mailing and dispatching department was performed by one man, while it required two general delivery clerks, thes LEXINGTON POST OFFICE clerks also selling stamps and delivering the mail from the call boxes. The postmaster himself attended to the money order business and also to the issuing of receipts to post- masters who deposited surplus funds at this office. The completion of the E. L B. S. railroad during this admin- istration gave to Le. ington daily mails by railroad to east- ern poit ts, and to points in Eastern Kentucky a better ser- vice Iromn this ctv. The mail at that time was carried to and from depots by the bus company on baggage wagons or in omnibu-es. W. S. McChesney. the fourteenth Postmaster at Lex- ington, was appointed by President Cleveland December 23d, 1887. He received his commission March the 8th, 1887, and took possession of the offike March the 23d following. As he was appointed during the recess of Congress he was re-appointed and confirmed by the Senate January 10th, 1888. Mlr. McChesney was born in Louisville in 1826, and at an early aae went with his mother to Cynthiana, where he lived until he reached man's estate. Mr. 'McCbesney served in the Mexican War in Captain Sha" han's company of Humphrey Marshall's Command. This company was recruited at Cynthiana on the drst call for volunteers. Mr. McChesney saw active service in Mexico. He was in the thick of the battle of Buena Vista, and it was his company along with two others, which made a determi'led stand upon that eventful day and turned the fortunes of war in favor of the American arms. Mr. McChesney's assistant post- master was J. Curry McChesney, his youngest son. During the first part of Mr. McChesney's administration the post office was located in the building at the co] ner of Broadway and Short street. When Mr. McChes.ney took possession of the office several of the clerks and five carriers walked out, as they expected to be superceded at once by some of Mr. Mc(hesney's own political faith, there being no Civil Service then to protect them in their positions. This state of affairs greatly disorganized the service. but with the aid of two clerks and two carriers who remained to learn the new force the duties of the office a half-way service was given the people. For over a wtek the only mail delivered was 40 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE that of the first class, the newspapers being laid aside for the time being. In a few weeks, however, the new force was al)]e to go ahead and render good service. Mr. McChesney had as clerks Messrs. H. C. Swift, who was continued at the head of the free delivery system, Jack Warfield and George L. Robinson. Mr. McChesney secured the appointment of one addi- tional letter carrier, which made the total number of the force eight men, and enabled him to greatly extenrd and improve the free delivery system in the city. It was during this administration that tLe beautiful new Government, Building on the corner of Main and Walnut streets was completed and the post offie was moved to its present loca- tion on the first floor of this building. As the Government Buildingr was supplied with new furniture throughout, the moving of the efft cts of the post office was comparatively a small undertaking. Everything being carriedat one load in a large transfer wagon on Sunday afternoon, February 4, 1889. The force of clerks and carriers adapted them- selves to the new surroundings immediately and work was begun in every department in the new office the next morning and mov(ed along without a hitch of any kind. Mr. McChesney was succeeded by Captain Howard, as postmaster. April 1, 1891. Lexington's fifteenth postmaster was Capt. James R. Howard, the well-known wholesale groceryman. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison on March 19, 1891. Captain Howard served in, the Civil War on the Union side, and was Captain of Company F., Tbirteenth Kentucky Cavalry. His assistant in the post officewas Mr. F. P. Jenkins. Captain Howard was postmaster under the practical Wannamaker administration of postal affairs, and during his term of officee many use'ul improvements in the service were introduced. He secured for the (thice a registry clerk, a night dispatching clerk, and an additional clerk for the stamp and general delivery department. He increased the letter carrier force three men, two of whom were mounted, and he was thus enabled to extend the deliv- ery of mail to the uttermost limits of the city. It was dur 41 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE ing this administration that the carrier window was opened for the delivery of mail on Sunday. During the first year of Captain Howard 's administra- tion the Lexington office again attained the position of first class, as the receipts reached the point that permitted the advance in classification. One of the duties of Captain Howard as postmaster was a semi-annual visitation to all the other post offices in Fayette county for the purpose of instructing the postmasters about the service, and to see that they kept their office up to the standard required. The last of the Long Star Routes emanating from the Lexington post office was under Captain Howard discontinued. This was the route to Richmond, Ky., via. Spears, over which mail was transported in a stage coach. The route was re- arranged to end at Spears, Ky, President Harrison, on January 5, 1893, extended the classification of post offices to all free delivery offlees, and the Lexington office, in the last year of Captain Howard's term, passed under the Civil Service regulation. The class of applicants for the first examination which was held May 20, 1893, numbered twenty- two, six of whom passed. The election of Cleveland in 1892 brought about a change of postmasters at Lexington again in 1894, when Mr. McChesney was appointed to succeed Captain Howard on January 17, 1891. Mr. McChesney held the office for a second term until May 31, 1898. Soon after Mr. McChesney began his second term as postmaster about seventy-two ap- plicants came forward to stand the Civil Service examina- tion, but of this number only tbirty-seven passed, and about six of these were given appointments in the service. During the second term of Mr. McChesney's administration the filing system used in the Money Order Department was put -into effect, and the Bundy Clock Recorder for recording 'the hours of work performed by the emploves of the office was installed. A number of minor improvements were put into effect under Mr. McChesney's administration, which resulted in bringing the service to a point of great ef- ficiency. Mr. F. Clay Elkin, Lexington's twenty-seventh post- 4! LEXINGTON POST OFFICE master in point of succession, and the seventeenth in line of service, was appointed to the office by President Wm. McKin'ey, May 10th, 1898 He took possession of the office June 1st, 1898, with Mr. Tom L. Walker as assistant post- master. Mr. Elkin, at the time of his appoiniment, was but twenty-seven years old, and was perhaps the youngest postmaster ever entrusted with the care of a first-class office. With the induction of Mr. Elkin into office, came the mobilization of the Kentucky militia in the city of Lexing- ton for the purpose of mustering the regiments into service in the Spanish-American war The sudden and enormous increase in mail matter, because of the presence of such an additional population within the city, resulted in almost swamping every department of the postoffice, already crowded to the limit with regular business. Then it was Mr. Elkin began to make changes in the conduct of the service, and to ask the Department for inore clerks and carriers. His requests to the Department did not meet with immediate results and in about a month's time the State troops were transferred to Ch-ckamauga Park camp and the strain upon the postoffice employees was materially relieved. But hardly had the State volunteers gone, and scarce- ly before the postmaster and assistant postmaster became familiar with the duties of their respective offices, and learned the intricacies of the service than a great addi- tional duty devolved upon them in the establishment and supervision of a postal station in the postoffice bu lding, in which to handle mail matter for the soldiers at Camp Hamilton, a military encampment of nearly 12,000 troops, near the citv of Lexington, established when the great camp ground at Chickamauga Park was abandoned. The station was known as Military Station No. I, Lexington, Ky., and was in operation from August until December, 1893. The Department, recognizing that the handling by the local force of mail matter received and sent by such a body of men, was absolutely out of the question, detailed 43 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE three well-trained railwav mail clerks for work at the sta- tion, whose duty it was to handle the ordinary mail re- ceived and sent by the soldiers. In a room in the post- otfice building. set aside for th3t purpose, these three clerks handled mail matter aggregating daily from 20,000 to 2.5,000 pieces and sonsetimes a great deal more. The clerks worked up the mail received by regiments and de- livered it in locked pouches to regimental mail messengers, who came to the office twi(e daily for same, bringing with them each trip the mail collected in camp for dispatch. The outgoing mail was worked by the clerks into packages for cities and States before dispatch, so as to facilitate the handling of Came by clerks on trains. With the com- ing of the troops to the city the second time in augmented numbers, the Department gran'ed the postmaster permis- sion to appoint two additional clerks. One of these was assigned to the money ler department, and one to the mailing division. He was also authorized to appoint an additional letter-carrier for the city free delivery mounted service. W" hile the encampment of soldiers wan continued business in all departments was crowded to the lmit, and every employee worked over-time day by day in order to keep up with the work. Especially was this true in the monev order and registry departments, which were patron- ized most liberally by the soldiers. The receipts from the sale of stamps, etc., in the registry and money order di- vision were swelled far beyond what they had ever been, and this, in a measure, compensated for the extra work that had to be performed. The work of improving the service was continued after the discontinuance of the Military Postal Station and with the assistance of the department Mr. Elkin has added new and important features. resulting in the best service and the most prosperous business of the post office in its his- tory. The force has been augmented by the appointment of five new clerks and two additional letter carriers of the free d. livery service in the city; the introduction of Rural Free Delivery, with seven carriers; package boxes have been placed in the business districts on the most prominent 44 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE corners, and many additional letter boxes have been put up throughout the residential districts; additional deliveries have been arranged in the business districts and a night collection, beginning at 6 o'clock, is made from mail boxes all over the city. In the main office the various depart- ments have been separated by a series of woven wire parti- tions, a swing room; constructed for the carriers in the basement, where they spend their time between trips. A private office for the postmaster has been fitted up and much new furniture has been placed in the different depart- ments to meet the needs of the service. Of the labor-saving devices installed in the office under Postmaster Elkin may be mentioned a typewriter, an automatic paying ma- chine in the Money Order Department, an automatic money changer in the Stamp Department, two electric cancelling uwachinls watci, cauel stamps an' )ottmnrk fitters at the rate of four hundred per minute each and a large safe in the Stamp Department for the stamp clerk's stock. On July 1, 1900, a night clerk was assigned to duty at the stamp and general delivery windows from 6 o'clock P. M. until 9 o'clock P. M. daily to wait on the public in the sale of stamps and to accept for registration any matter that is offered him. The stamp and general delivery win- dows are now kept open continuously from 7 A. M. to 9 P. M. The down-town delivery service has been a subject of special attention and more deliveries and collections have been added. The general equipment of the post office has been greatly improved and every means has been sought to facilitate the prompt handling of mails. The more recent improvement was the establishment of the rural delivery routes radiating from the Lexington post office as a center and extending from twelve to fifteen miles in the country. The development of the free delivery over these routes has been most extraordinary. The rural car- riers leave the Lexington post office at 7 A. M. daily and make a trip of about twenty-five miles each. Each wagon is an itinerant post office. The carriers deliver mail, reg- ister letters, sell stamps and cancel postage on mail mat- ter collected. These carriers carry a supply of postage 4e5 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE stamps, postal cards and money order applications, and if patrons so desire the carrier will purchase a money order at the post office, mail it in the envelope furnished by the patron and deliver the receipt to the sender on the next trip. Mail collected by the carriers which can be delivered on their routes before completing their trips is not brought to the post office, but the stamps on same are canceled by the carrier who delivers the letter. The routes of the rural car- riers were so divided by the special agent to whom the pre- liminary investigation of the service in Fayette county was committed that the carrier does not pass over the same ground twice on the same day. The seven routes in Fayette county cover an area of about 175 square miles and the population served is about 5,800 The rural free delivery service in Fayette county was es- tablished in August 1899, with four carriers. In August, 1900, three additional carriers were appointed and new routes laid out. On the first month of the service, August, 1899, the car- riers handled 9,046 pieces of mail matter. Following show the number of pieces of mail matter handled each month since then. September, 1899...12,134 July, 190 28,563 October, 1899 .12,424 August, 190g. .35,049 November, 1899.. .17,1.50 September. 1900. 45,843 December, 1899...18,114 October, 1900 .f5.845 January, 1900 .. 18,942 November, 194)0.54,382 February, 1900...19,034 December, 1900.58,679 March, 1900.... 22,853 January, 1901. .62,315 April, 1901 22.477 February l901. ..55,416 May, 1900 ....... 23,618 March, 1901.. 61,450 June, 1900 ....... 26,477 April, 1901 .. .63,827 Mr. Elkin has been untiring in his efforts to improve the service, and at the same time he has looked after the interests of his employees. In 1900 he recommended an in- crease in salarv of nine of the clerks, which was granted by the Department. Again in 1901, he recommended an increase in the salaries of the same number of clerks, and the Department generously allowed that increase also. The railroad mail service now in operation all over LEXINGTON POST OFFICE the country, wherever there is a railroad, was inaugurated in 1865. And now in well-arranged postal cars, fitted up with every convenience, the postal clerk reeeives, assorts and dispatches mail to points along the route, as the train rapidly wends its way over the country. This branch of the postal service is kept up to the highest point of ef- ficiency, and it is due to the untiring efforts of the well- equipped clerk that the country enjoys the finest mail ser- vice in the world. And now, the Lexington office receives mail daily from twenty-two trains and dispatches daily twenty-two mails by outgoing trains and three by star routes. In the last year the postal service was extended by the establishment of railroad postoffices with clerks in charge between Lexington and Cincinnati over the L. N. road and between Lexington and Maysville Previous to this, mails for points between these cities were dispatched by a system known as "pouching. " The money order business, since Mr. Elkin's induction in the office, shows a marvellous growth, and no branch of the postal service has grown so rapidly as the money order service. For the year ending December 31st, 1900, the money order receipts amounted to 247,200.89, while there were paid 18,652 domestic money orders, amounting to 135,940. 73, and 203 international orders, amounting to 3,633.67. The domestic orders issued numbered 10, 163. The international orders issued numbered 203, amounting to 5,057. 34. Other postmasters deposited at the Lexington postofflce money order funds to the amount of 170,705.41, and the Lexington postmaster deposited at Chicago sur- plus funds to the amount of 106,700. The hours for trans- action of business in this division were extended to 5 P. M. Postal receipts in the last three years have wonder- fully increased, each year showing a gain over the pre- vious one. The gross receipts in 19P0 were 63,858.50; the recipts for 1899 were 52,191.72; the receipts from other postmasters in 1900 were 16263.54; the receipts in 1899 from the same source were 15,432.87. The subjoined table 47 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE shows the expenses of conducting the office during the year 1899 and 1900: 1899. 1900. Clerks. ............... ........ 8,560 25 9,650 .30 Postmnaster.. 3,000 Oi 3,100 00 Special Delivery . . 4 99 28 630 24 Free Deliverv .... ......, 199 45 11,164 80 Railwav Mail Clerks .......... 2,800 00 3,543 20 Miscellaneous Expenses ........... 389 20 304 15 The net receipts (this means a net profit to the Govern- ment) for 1899 amounted to 26.693.54, and for 1900, 35,- 5565.81. Special delivery letters mailed at the Lexington post- office in 1899, numbered 5,705, and in i9OO, 7,323. Special letters delivered by messengers in 1899 numbered 8,014, and in 1900. 8,092. This feature of the service has shown a great increase in the number of pieces dispatched and delivered, and act ording to the report -of the Honorable Third Assistant Postmaster-General for 19u0, there were received and deli ered in Lexington more special delivery letters than in many cities of larger population. The business of the registry department has increased to a wonderful extent. During the year 1900, letters and packages to the number of 6,361, were registered at the Lexington office. And the registered pieces received for delivery amounted to 14,172. Transient matter to the num- ber of 13,018 was handled in 1900. On January 1st, a through register pouch was put on between Lexington and Cincinnati, over the L. N., which affords a quick dis- patch of registered mail to the North and East, and re- cently a similar pouch was put on between Lexington and Louisville for the dispatch of mail for Western points. This additional service enables the Lexington office to receive registered mail from these sections of the country in many cases twelve hours earlier than heretofore. The amount of second-class matter mailed at the Lex- ington office is a considerable item in itself. In 1899 there were 157,581 pounds of newspapers mailed, and in 1900 the 48 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE number of pounds of such mailing amounted to 198,200 pounds. At present the postmasters in thirty-two counties to the number of about 750 post offices, deposit their surplus rev- enue with the postmaster at Lexington. The amount of money deposited during the year 1900 was 16,263.54. The postmasters of otiices at the following counties make the Lexington post office their depository: Bath, Bourbon, Breathitt, Clark, Clay, Elliott, Estill, Fayette, Floyd, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Madi- son. Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Mublenberg, Nelson, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Rock- castle, Rowan, Scott, Wayne, Wolfe and Woodford. Concluding the historical sketch of the Lexington post office, the author desires to offer an apology for its length. He feels, however, that on some day it may furnish some other writer with important data of a "concern" without which the business and social world (not to mention those who use its portals as a medium of exchange for sentiment- alities) would suffer much inconvenience. Clerks in Lexington Post Office. Name. Appointed. Harry C. Swift . ................ October 1, 1864 George R. Warren. .............. April 1, 1891 Jas. C. Mahoney . ................ May 1, 1891 Margaret S Carroll ................ August 1, 1894 Emma S. Gilroy ................ September 1, 1894 C. Foster Helm ....... ......... December 1, 1894 Otta T. Jones ...... .......... October 8, 1895. Van H. Denny . ............... August 1, 1898. Chas. R. Staples ................ February 1, 1899 S. Henry Sheehan ................ February 24, 1899 Mary E. Neale .. .. ................. July 1, 1899 Henry K. Milward .............. May 1, 1900 Robert L. Brown ...... ........ October 1, 1900 Carrier Districts and Schedules. The Schedule of Carriers' Deliveries is necessarily a fixed one, and the trips are so arranged as to secure the closest possible connection with mail arrivals. The routes are so served as to suit, as far as possible, the conveni- ence of the majority of those residing or doing business thereon; but simultaneous delivery to all is not practi- cable, and those located on the more distant points of a route can not reasonably expect deliveries as early as those made nearer to the starting point. To facilitate the collection and delivery of mail, the Postmaster-General has authorized the ise of house-to- house collection and delivery boxes to be supplied by residents without expense to the Postoffice Department. The collection of mail from private residences is made onlv from the boxes approved by the Postoffice Department. A supplimental delivery is made each morning, the carriers leaving the post office at 10:45 o'clock, and serv- ing the following streets: East Main, both sides, from Walnut street to No. 285. South on Rose to C. 0. R. R.; down C. 0. yards to Limestone. Vine and Water streets, south to Broadway; South Limestone. South Upper, South Mill, South Broadway, from Main to Limestone; Walnut street to Nottnagle's Mill; Barr street, Church street, Limestone, Upper, Mill, Market and Broadway, between Short and Second. An extended delivery is made at 11:35 a.m., west on Main from Broadway to Spring and west on Short from Broadway to Spring. DISTRICT NUMBER ONE. Patterson street from C. S. freight track to High. High, from C. S. freight track to city limits. Jane street, DeRoode street. Byas street, Merino street, from C. S. freight track south. Patterson street, from C. S. freight track south. South Broadway, from C. S. freight track to Virginia avenue, Chair avenue, Hayman avenue, Hayman place, Bowyer street, Foreman avenue, South Broadway Park, Lottie street, Winnie street. South Limestone, from Winslow to limits. The Choicest Cut Flowers and flost Artistic Designs For all occasions are furnished by Nll bthe Iloris 72 East Main Street "Bell's Flowers Go Everywhere" All the Best Brands of Kentucky Whiskies For medicinal and stimulating purposes Bottled in bond and free, and a large stock of California Table Wines at very low prices, can be found at the Sunny Side Saloon SHORT AND BROADWAY ANDREW HAGAN LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Dunloose avenue, Washington avenue, Graham ave- nue, Prall street, Montmullen street, Colfax street, State College. Winslow, from Limestone to Rose. Rose, from Maxwell street south to limits. Maxwell, from Rose to High: High. from Maxwell to Ashland avenue. Clay avenue, Ashland avenue, Central avenue, from Ashland to Clay. Deliveries on this route are made twice daily, begin- ning at 7 a.m., and 10 a.m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are madle as follows: Box, C. S. R. R. and High street-7:20 a.m.; 1:20 p.m. Box, C. S. depot-7:35 a.m.; 1:36 p.m Box, Broadway and Forman streets--7:50 a m.; 1:45 p.m. Box, Broadway and Lottie--8:20 a.m.; 2:10 p.m. Box, Limestone and Lottie-8:40 a m.; 2:25 p.m. Box, Prall and Winnie-9:00 a.m.; 2:40 p.m. Box, Montmullen and Limestone-9:05 a.m.; 2:55 p.m. Box, Rose and Maxwell-9:25 a.m.; 3:15 p.m. Box, Woodland and High-9:35 a.m., 3:"O p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER TWO. Bounded on the north by Sixth, on the east by Lime- stone, on the South by Short and on the west by Broad- way, from Third to Sixth streets. The carrier of this route gets all streets within these boundaries, except that he gets no part of Sixth, no part of Limestone, no part of Short, and no part of Broadway between Short and Third streets. He will deliver, how- ever, Fayette Park. Deliveries on this route are made twice daily, begin- ning at 7 a.m.; 1 p.m. Collections from boxes on this route are made as follows: Box, corner market and Mechanic-7:50 a.m.; 1:25, 6:04 p.m. Box. Mill and Second-8:20 a.m.; 1:50, 6:07 p.m. Box, corner Broadway and Fourth-S:45 a.m.; 2:10, 5:57 p.m. Box, corner Broadway and Fifth-9:00 a.m.; 2:30, 5:55 p.ii. Box, Fayette Park-9:15 a.m.; 2:45 p.m. Box, Upper and Fourth-10:10 a.m.; 3:15, 5:59 p.m. Box, corner Upper and Third-10:30 a.m.; 3.25, 6:03 p.m. 52 I We repair stoves of every description. If you have a good stove that need.s patching. or new parts needed to replace thhse burnt out, we are in position to serve you and will appreciate your order. If you need a new !;tove or range, we will sell you one at wholesale price. Tho]Sandg of our stoves and rang-s are in u;e and everyone giving satisaction. Works and office Seventh St., Eart 1End., near city limits. Fayette telephone 431. We have no retail store. Lexington Stove Works Incorpoi ated A Business Course AT THE Lexinfgton Business College - ill be found to be a very different eourse froa the average so-called busin es college course, where a "Businuss Education" may mlean any thbng liut .oinething in the head. Thie Lexington Bu,,iines tCollege Pull B lsnequ C' lurse embracees Higher Mathenati se, Commercial (3eo raphy Commercial Law, Politieal Economy, Finance, Doneastie amd Oreign Exelange, Theory and History of rankin Penmanahip and Bokeek - Inlg, covering a atudlw period of ten mongthm Shorter eonlreiea for those whishing to Iearl B inkl 'png Penar sip, etc:. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE DISTRICT NUMBER THREE. North side of Main street, from Cheapside to Broad- way. Courthouse. Short, from Walnut to Broadway. Limestone, from Main to Short. Upper, from Main to Short. Cheapside. Mill, from Main to Short. Broadway, from Main to Short. Deliveries on this route are made six times daily, the carrier leaving the post offce at6:45, 10:00, 11:30 a.m.; 12:50, 3:35 p m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: Box, LeLand Hotel-7:0i, 9:05, 10:05, 11:10 a.m.: 1:05, 1:35, 5:35, 7:04 p.m. Box, McClelland Building-7:10, 9:10,10:10, 11:15 a.m.; 1:10, 3:37, 5:34, 7:05 p.m. Box, Upper. between Main and Short-7:15, 9:15, 10:15, 11:20 a.m.; 1:15, 3:4), 5:54, 7:22 p.m. Box, Main and Cheapside-7:20, 9:20, 0:20, 11:2.3 a.m.; 1:20, 3:43, 5:5', 7:18 p.m. Box, Main, between Mill and Broadway-7:25, 9:23, 10:23, 11:3" a.m.; 1:25, 3:45, 5:49, 7:15 p.m. Box, Main and Broadway--7:3'), 9:25, 10:25, 11:33 a.m; 1:30, 3:47, 5:47, 7:14 p.m. Box, Short and Broadway-7:3., 9:30, 10:30, 11:40 a.m.; 1:35, 3:50, 5:45, 7:12 p.m. Box, Reed Hotel-7:40, 9: ;2, 10:35, 11:45 a.m.; 1:40, 3:53, 5:43, 7:10 p.m. Box, Short and Mill--7:45, 9:35, 10:40, 11:50 a.m.; 1:45, 3:55, 5:42, 7:09 p.m. Box, Short and Market-7:50, 9:37, 1':45, 11:55 a.m.; 1:50, 4:00, 5:40, 7:08 p.m. Box, Short and Upper-7:55, 9:40, 10:50 a.m.; 12:0.5, 1:55, 4:05, 5:37, 7:t06 p. m. Box, Short and Limestone-7:57, 9:42, 10:55 a.m.; 12:10, 2: LO, 4:1"', 5:33, 7:03 p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER FOUR. Bounded on the north by Main, between Broadway and Merino streets, on the east by Broadway between Vine and Christy streets, on the south by Christy, between Broadway and Merino, on the west by Merino, between Main and Christy streets. 54 Porter Jackson ""Undertakers and Eiverymeu Dealers in all kinds of Undertakers' Supplies Carriages for weddings and parties a specialty Carriages and Buggies for Hire 36 and 41 North Limestone Street Telephone 364 Residence telephone 648 LUNCH AT Thee Mecca 16 NORTH BROADWAY Business Flen's Lunch, 15 Cents Including 5c Drink Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars Lexington Beer always on Tap. SHOUSE LOONEY Proprietors LEXINGTON POST OFFICE The carrier of this district delivers mail within all the territory in these boundaries east of Merino street. That part of Main mentioned herein, and all of Merino street, from Main to Christy, being a part of District No. 13. Deliveries on this ronte are made twice daily, the car- riers leaving the post office at 6:45 a.m.; 1 p.m. Collections from boxes situated on thi route are made as follows: Box, corner High and Patterson-7:45 a.m.; 1:50, 6:35 p.m. Box, Broadway and Maxwell-8:15 a.m.; 2:15, 6:46 p.m. Box. Broadway and C. S. freight depot-8:30 a.m.; 2:30, 6:44 p.m. Box, Patterson and Pine-8:50 a.m.; 2:40, 6:40 p.m. Box, Spring and Pine- 9:10 a.m.; 3:00, 6:41 p.m. Box, Spring and Maxwell-9:20 a.m.; 3:05, 6:33 p.m. Box. Broadway and High-9:40 a.m., 3:15, 6:31 p.m. Box, Broadway and Vine-9:45, 11, 11:30 a.m.; 1:30, 3:25, 3:55, 6:30 p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE. Beginning at East Main and Eastin avenue, Forrest avenue, Kentucky avenue, East Main from Woodland ave- nue, to limits; Park Avenue, Fayette avenue, Walton ave- nue, East End avenue, North Ashland avenue, Ellerslie and Owens avenue, East Third street, from Owens avenue to limits, and all that part of the city east of and includ- ing Warnock, Race, Pemberton avenue, to Sixth street north of Constitution, and all that part of the city north of Sixth street and including Sixth, Loudon Park, Bruce- town, Stove Foundry and Elsmere Park to Broadway. Two deliveries daily are made in this district, the car- rier leaving the post office at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Collections from boxes on this route are made as fol- lows: Box, Main and Park avenue-7:1-5 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. Box, Main and East End avenue-7:40 -a.m.; 1:45 p.m. Box, 345 East Third-8:20 a.m.; 2:05 p.m. Box, Seventh and Jackson-8:50 a.m.; 2:30 p.m. Box, 135 East Sixth-9:10 a.m.; 2:55 p.m. Box, 444 Forth Limestone-9:30 a.m.; 3:10 p.m. Box, 155 East Seventh-9:35 a. m.; 3:20 p.m. Box, Seventh and Upper-9:40 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. a+; [. P. JOIHNSON PLUMBING GAS FITTING STEAM HOT WATER f1ATING Wind M1ills, Pumbs, Tanks Gasoline Engines Estimates Cheerfully Furnished 9 NORTH BROADWAY Both Phones 500 Lexington, Ky. Louis GIus Straus LE:ADIN O9 LOTH 4I SF Finest Merchant Tailors. Shirts Made to Order- Mail Orders Promptly Filled Lexington, Ky. rtle nlcoyal C4Ere JAS. M MALNS M CO. The height of culinary art combined with excellent ser- vice and consistent prices makes this place the resort of epicures. Bond Lillard's 10-year old Whisky. Import- ed Wines, Cigars and Liquors. it South Limestone. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE DISTRICT NUMBER SIX. The north and south side of Main street from the post- office to Upper street. South side of Main street, from Upper to Broadway. Limestone street, from Main to Vine. Upper street, from Main to Vine. Mill street, from Main to Vine. Broadway. from Main to Vine. Six deliveries are made in this district daily, the cai - rier leaving the post office at 6:45, 9, 10, 11:15 a.m.; 12:50, 3:35 p.m. Collections from boxes on this route are made as fol- lows: Box, Mill and Main-7:30, 9:30. 10:30, 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:50, 5: 6, 7:13 p.m. Box, on Main, south side, between Broadway and Mill -7:33. 9:32. 10:32. 11:32 a,m.; 1:32, 3:52, 5:48. 7:16 p.m. Box, Broadway and Main-7:35, 9:35, 10:35, 11:35 a m.; 1:35, 3:54, 5:46, 7:17 p.m. Box, Water and Mill-7:38, 9:37, 10:37, 11:37 a.m. 1:37, 3:56, 7:18 p.m. Box, between Mill and Upper-7:40, 9:40, 10:40. 11:40 a.m.; 1:40, 3:58, 5:52, 7:19 p.m. Box, Upper and Main-7:43, 9:42, 10:52, 11:42 a.m.; 1:42, 4:00, 5:53, 7:21 p.m. Box, Main, between Upper and Limestone-7:45, 9:45, 10:45. 11:45 a.m.; 1:45, 4:02, 5:55, 7:24 p.m. Box, Limestone and Main-- 7:47, 9:47, 10:47, 11:50 a.m.; 1-50, 4:03, 5:57, 7:26 p.m. Box, C. 0. passenger depot-7:50, 9:50, 10:50, 11:55, a. m.: 1,55, 4:04 p.m. Box, Pheonix Hotel--7:52, 9:52, 10:33, 11.56 a.m.; 2:00, 4:06, 5:58, 7:27 p.m. Box, Post office-7:55, 9:55, 10:55 a.m.; 12 m.; 2:03, 4:08, 6:'0, 7:28 p m. DISTRICT NUMBER SEVEN. Both sides of Broadway, from Church to Fifth street. Both sides of Second street, from Broadway to Georgetown street. Both sides of Third street, from Broadway to George- towD street. 58 Summer Goods Cork Filled Refrigerators and Ice Chests-best on the market Ice Cream Freezers, Water Coolers Gasoline and Oil Stoves Screen Doors and Windows Sensation Cook Stoves and Economist Ranges-best in use W. J. Houlihan Bro. 26 West Main Street W E ARE NOT THE LARGEST STOREK BUT WE ARE THE MOST RELIABLE AS WELL THE CHEAPEST PLACE FOR CLOTHING For the best 10 suit and 2.50 pants that money can buy, call on Graqb1e Lang Star Clothinrg MLoueo 34 E. Main, Lexington, Ky. If you want the bestI) patronize the Lexington Steam Eaundry 1og and iii East flain Street Turkish and Plain Baths LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Both sides of Fourth street, from Broadway to Henry street. Both sides of Fifth street, from Broadway to Smith street. Both sides of Short street, from Spring to Jefferson street. The above boundary includes Hamilton College, Han- son street, from Fourth to Fifth streets: Smith street, from Fourth to Fifth streets; Scott's Alley, Jefferson street, from Main to Fourth streets; Blackburn avenue, Mary- land avenue, and Sycamore street and Henry street. Two deliveries are made in this district daily, the car- rier leaving the post office 7 a.m.; 1 p.m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: Box, corner Broadway and Second-7:15 a.m.; 1:15 6:09 p.m. Box, Jefferson and Second-7:40 a.m.; 1:45. 6:15 p.m. Box, Jefferson and Third-7:50 a.m ; 1:50, 6:13 p.m. Box, Broadway and Third-8:00 a.m.: 2:00, 6:11 p.m. Box, Jefferson and Fourth-8:40 a.m.; 2:40 p.m. Box, Georgetown and Second-9:15 a.m.; 3:15, 6:17 p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER EIGHT. Both sides of Limestone to Winslow from Water. Both sides of Water, from Limestone to Broadway. Vine street, both sides, from Broadway to Limestone. High, both sides, from Limestone to Broadway. Mill, both sides, from Water to Bolivar. Upper, both sides, from Water to Bolivar. Maxwell and Pine and Cedar, both sides, from Broad- way to Limestone. Vertner street, Lawrence street, Plunkett and Mack's Alley. Bolivar, from Upper to Broadway. Deliveries are made in this district twice daily, the carrier leaving the post office at 7 a.m.; 1 pm. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: Box, Upper and Vine-7:10, 10:55 a.m.; 1:15, 7:01 p.m. Box, Limestone and Maxwell-7:35 a.m.; 1:35, 6:53 p.m. Box, Limestone and Winslow-8:00 a.m.: 2:00 p.m. Box, Upper and Pine- 8:20 a.m.; 2:20, 6:50 p.m. Box, Upper and High-8:45 a.m.; 2:30, 7:00 p.m. Box, Mill and Maxwell-9:05 a.m., 2:40, 6:48 p.m. Box, Mill and Cedar-9:35 a.m.; 2:50, 7:02 p.m. no0 LEXINGTON STEAM CLEANING AND DYE WORKS, A, B. HAWK11S, Manager Cleaning, Dye'ng and Repairing of Ladies' and Gentlemen's Gar- ments, Portiers, Curtains, White and Silk Goods a Specialty. CUSTOM TAILORING AND REMODELING 61 East Main Street Fayette Telephone 991 Lexington. Ky. Rbodes-Burford furniture Co. 57-59 Weet Main St. easy to Buy easy to pay Anderson White F-LOI SrS Dealers in Cut Flowers, Pot Plants, Seed Plants Funeral Designs, 'Wedding and Home Decorations Cemetery Work a Specialty Residence and Greenhouses 53 Georgetown street. Phone 517. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE DISTRICT NUMBER NINE. Both sides of Main street, from Walnut to Kentucky avenue. Woodland avenue, both sides, from Main to High streets. High street, both sides, from Woodland avenue to Limestone street. East Maxwell, both sides, from Limestone to Rose streets. East Water, from Limestone to Drake streets. Drake, from Main to High streets. Arlington avenue. Lexington avenue. Ayres Alley. Rose street, from Main to Maxwell streets. Deliveries are made in this district twice daily, the car- rier leaving the post office at 7 a.m.; 1 p.m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: Box, Main and Rose-7:15, 10:55a.m.; 1:15, 5:34 p.m. Box, 335 East Main-7:45 a.m.; 1:45, 5:36 p.m. Box. Drake and High-8:30 a m.; 2:00 p.m. Box, 142 East High-- 8:45 a.m.: 2:30, 6:57 p.m. Box, Lexington avenue and Maxwell-9:20 a.m.; 2:50, 6:55 p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER TEN. Walnut, from Main to Short streets. Short, from Walnut to Wilson streets. Wilson street. Megowan. from Main to Constitution streets. Corrall, from C. . 0. Railroad to Deweese street. Constitution, from Deweese to Walnut streets. Race street, from beginning to Third street. Third from Race to Deweese streets. Chestnut, from Third to Sixth streets. Hawkins avenue. Edmunds avenue. Fourth, from Race to Ohio streets. Fifth, from Race to Elm Tree Lane. Clay, from Fifth to Sixth streets. Ohio, from Fifth to Third streets. Deweese, from Third to Main streets. 42 WT.A. CANNON DEALER IN Dry Goods and Notions Specialties in Black Goods, Wool Goods, Wash Goods, Hosiery, Underwear We cater to wide awake trade and keep all the New Things. 14-16 North Upper. Real dstate and ensue ance 17 Cast Shot Jt. Xtxington, XAly "bharflu's Drug Stortv" cormer minli aid Sbor 11 Tamily Drug Store Presrptfons a SpeialtY LEXINGTON POSW OFFICE Gunn street. Locust avenue. Foley's Alley. Morton's Alley. Vertner avenue. Goodloe, from Race to Walnut streets. Powell street. There are two deliveries in this district daily, the car- rier leaving the post office at 7 a.m.; 1 p.m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: Box, Megowan, between Main and Wilson-7:20 a.m.; 1:30, 5:37 p.m. Box, Megowan and Constitution-8:20 a m.; 1:50, 5:38 p.m. Box, Chestnut and Third-8:40 a.m.; 2:10, 5:40 p.m. Box, Chestnut and Fifth-9:15 a.m.: 2:30 p.m. Box, Third and Deweese-l0:00 a.m.; 3:10, 5:41 p.m. Box, Short and Deweese-10:.5 a m.; 8:2.5, 5:33 p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER ELEVEN. Both sides of Limestone, from Short to Sixth streets. Both sides of Walnut, from Short to Fifth streets. Barr street. Constitution, from Limestone to Deweese streets. Third, from Limestone to Deweese streets. East Fourth, from Limestone to No. 212 East Fourth street. East Fifth, from Limestone to No. 218 East Fifth street. Rand avenue. Engman avenue. Elm Tree Lane. Woodward avenue. Kinkead street. Moseby, Price, Lock, Wade streets. Deweese, from Third to Fourth streets. Coleman street. Spruce street. Wickliffe street. Bradley street. Clark street. Barkley avenue. There are two deliveries in this district daily, the car- rier leaving the post office at 7 a.m.; 1 p.m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: 64 McGURK SPEARS RESTAURANT Ice Cream, Fruits, Confections Lowney's Chocolates 46 EAST MAIN STREET Phone 479 Lexington, Ky. J. IN-. NVTTJA-S WATCiHiMNIAKER AND OPTICIAN ESTABI.s1FED 18e38 FORMERLY WIrH T. G. CALVERT SOICITS A. CONT0TNUA.CE OF P1UJBI3IC PATRtONAGE: 'W. Ho1 GOR"kAN FIANU1fACTURIER Or Woven Wire Mattresses Cots and Cribs The Famous New Idea Sprinq GUARANTEED NOT TO AG Factory No. 11 Bolivar street LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Box, Limestone and Second-7:30) a.m.; 1:30, 6i:05 p.m. Box, Walnut and Third-8:05 a m; 2:O(e, 5:43 p.m. Box, Limestone and Third 8:15 a.m.: 2:10, 6:te2 p.m. Box, Limestone and Fourth-8:25 a m.; 2:20, 6:00 p.m. Box, Walnut and Fourth-8:40 a.m.; 2:35, 5:45 p.m. Box, Limestone and Fifth-9:4 90 a.m.; 2:55, 5:i2 p.mn. Woodard avenue and Fifth 10:10 a m.; 3:35, 6:48 p.m. Barr and Walnut-10:40 a.m.; 3:35, 5:31 p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER TWELVE. Both sides of Broadway, from Sixth street north to the limits. Headlev avenue. Hamilton College. Both sides of Jefferson, from Sixth to Fourth street. Both sides of Fourth west from Jefferson to the limits. Henry, the territory in and around the Asylum, Georgetown, north from Third, and all west of same; Payne. and all west of Georgetown, from Third to Main, getting none of this part of Georgetown. Main, west to Cox. Both sides of C(ox, continued to High. West High. from the first railroad crossing to the limits. is excepted from District No. 12 and added to Dis- trict No. 1. Two deliveries daily are made in this district, the car- rier leaving the post office at 7 a.m: 1 p.m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: Box, Broadway and Sixth-7:40 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. Box, 205 Georgetown-8:10 a.m.; 1:50 p.m. Box, Third and Georgetown-8:30 a.m.; 2:05 p.m. Box, Manchester---g :05 a.m.; 2:40 p.m. DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTEEN. Both sides of Main, from Broadway to Cox street. Both sides of Short, from Broadway to L. N. rail- road. Merino, from Main to Southern freight railroad tracks. West Maxwell, West Pine, West High, from Merino to Southern freight tracks. Park Place; Cross street. Spring, from Main to Short street. West High, from Merino to Southern freight tracks. Jefferson, from Main to Short street. 66 A F. WHIEELER Furniture, Carpets, Stoves 34 North Limestone Phone 481 Lexington, Ky. !Ja/ace hAte fy . ffilly dE fro,, Prw. Best 1.25 Hotel in the State NM w "vi M a ng m a r" t Opposite C. and 0. Depot Lexington, Ky. J. T. JACKSON Lumber, Laths, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Moulding Steel Roofing, Builders' Hardware 95 West Short Street. Phone 57 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Georgetown, from Main to Short street. L. N. avenue. There are two deliveries in this district daily, the car- rier leaving the post office at 7 a.m.; 1 p.m. Collections from boxes situated on this route are made as follows: Box, Patterson and Main-7:30 a.m.: 1:30, (6.23 p.m. Box, Jefferson and Short-8:00 a. m.: 2:4)' 6:21 p.m. Box, Georgetown and Main-8:30 a.m.: 2:20, 6:19 p.m. Box, Merino, between High and Maxwell-9:10 a.m.; 2:40, 6:36 p.m. Box, Park Place and Maxwell-9:2(0 a.m.: 2:45, 61:38 p.m. PACKAGEBOXES for the reception of third and fourth class matter are located on the prominent corners in the business district and collections from same are made three times daily. The public is cautioned against dropping first class mail mat- ter in these package boxes, as the collections from the same are not as frequent as from the regular letter boxes. The hours for collections from these boxes are as fol- lows: Box, Vine and Broadway-9:15 a.m: 2:48, 6:28 p.m. Box, Main and Broadway-9:16 a.m.; 2:49, 6:26 p.m. Box, Main and Cheapside-9:17 a.m.: 2:50, 7:10 p.m. Box, Main, between Mill and Upper-9:18 a.m.; 2:51, 7:C9 p.m. Box, Main and Upper-9:20 a.m.; 2:52, 7:06 p.m. Box, Main and Limestone-9:21 a.m.; 2:;3, 7:05 p m. Box, at Post Office-9:22 a.m.; 2:55, 7:15 p.m. Box. Broadway and Short-10:20 a.m.; 3:25, 6:25 p. m. Box, Short and Market-10:23 a.m.; 3:28, 7:11 p.m. Box, Courthouse, in Courthouse -1 :30 a. m.; 3:30 p.m. Box, Upper, between Main and Short-10:35 a.m.; 3:35, 7:07 p.m. Box. Short and Upper-10:32 a.m.; 3:32, 7:12 pm. Box, Short and Limestone-10:37 a.m.; 3;38, 7:13 p.m. 68 fine 1loses gW If you have never been thoroughly satisfied with your Floral Purchases, it must be that you have not dealt with t bonaker's fiower Store Phones 280 49 East Main Street - O NICKEL AND SILVER PLATING AND BRASS POLISHING if 13ey Il SUNDRIF:S AX Bicycles RPAIs : ,RA Sporting Goods, Fishing Tackle Blue Grass Cycle Company oZ THOS. B. DEWHURST 100 East Main Street ;it Ft X Lexington Wine and Liquor co.' J. SflUBINS3U, Prorietor 18 N. Limestone, Lexington, Ky. SOLE AGENT FOR THE s Celebrated fose-Sebneider Beer g Rural Routes in Fayette County. ROUTE NUMBER ONE. PIKES SERVED - Richmond, Jack's Creek, Walnut Hill, DeLong, Armstrong Mill, Tate's Creek. ROUTE NUMBER TWO. PIKES SERVED-Versailles, Van Meter Lane, Bos- worth Lane, Yarnallton Extension, Frankfort Pike. ROUTE NUMBER THREE. PIKES SERVED-Russell Cave, Iron Works. Green- wich, New Cut Road, Maysville Pike. ROUTE NUMBER FOUR. PIKES SERVED-Winchester, Cleveland, Bryant Sta- tion, Chilesburg, Briar Hill. ROUTE NUMBER FIVE. PIKES SERVED-Nicholasville, Bryant's Lane, Clay's Mill, Harrodsburg, Phelp's Road, Parker's Mill. ROUTE NUMBER SIX. PIKES SERvED-Georgetown Pike, Sandersville Lane, Spurr Pike, Yarnallton, Bethel Pike, Leestown. ROUTE NUMBER SEVEN. PIKES SERVED-Newtown, Iron Works, between New- town and Russell Cave: Mount Horeb, Lemon's Mill, Huff- man Mill. HORSEMEN'S HEADQUARTERS 102 EAST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON, KY. Finest and Best Equipped Stable in the World First Class Livery. Fine Horses on hand for sale at all times Iruntwo private horse cars between Lexington, Philadelphia, New York and Boston for the transportation of fine horses Also A gent for the Arms Palace Horse Car Cormnpany. Stable adjoining C. and 0. Railway Passenger Depot in Lex- ington. GARRET D. WILSON WHY NOT HAVE THE BEST EASE AND ELEGANCE Are combined in the CRRRIRGES, BUGGIES RND PHRETONS Made and sold by J. V. UPINGTON 100-!02 East Short Street Manufacturer of the Famous Upington Break-Cart I Time of Transit of Mail Between Lexington and Larger Cities of the United States, Hrs. Min. Cincinnati, Ohio ... ................ 2 10 Louisville, Kentucky .................. ........ 2 40 Indianapolis, Indiana ................6 ........6 10 Chattanooga. Tennessee .................... 10 Detroit, Michigan.. ... 10 30 Chicago, Illinois.................... 12 20 Cleveland, Ohio.................... 12 30 Pittsburg, Pennsylvania ....................... 12 40 St. Louis, Missouri. 13 40 Atlanta, Georgia ........................... 14 55 Milwaukee Wisconsin .17 Washington, District Columbia .................. 18 Buffalo, New York ............. .. ...... 18 10 Baltimore, Maryland ............................ 19 40 Kansas City, Missouri ........ . ................ 22 30 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ........ .... ........ 23 .. St. Paul, Minnesota . ............ 23 30 Mkole, Alabama ................... 23 30 Mir - apolis, Minnesota ................. . .... 24 10 New York City, New York ...................... 26 Richmond, Virginia . .......... ............... 27 New Orleans. Louisiana . .................... 27 Omaha, Nebraska . ................. 29 55 Jacksonville, Florida. ...... .................... 29 30 Hartford, Connecticut .................... 32 45 Charleston, South Carolina . .................. 34 30 Boston, Massachusetts ................. ......... 33 Augusta, Maine : ........ . ..................... 35 10 Hot Springs, Arkansas.......... ........... 35 20 Denver, Colorado. ...................... 44 10 Galveston, Texas..................... 53 40 Helena, Montana ........ ............. 72 30 Portland, Oregon. ...... ...... I. ...... 102 30 Tacoma, Washington ...................... 111 30 San Francisco, California ...................... 118 If you contemplate Building a It will pay you to consult Hendricks Bros. Contractors and Builders All kinds of Architectural Work Expert Fire Adjusters Office 327 E. Main, Long Distance Phone 1027 J. W. Hendricks-Residence Phone 923 P. H. Hendricks-Residence Phone 837 LEXiNGTON POST OFFICE Arrivals of Mails From Principal Cities in Kentucky. From Louisville, Bowling Green, Paducah, Owens- boro, Henderson, Elizabetthown at 10:45, 11:52 a.m.; 5:40, 6:45, 10:35 p.m. From Frankfort at 10:50 a.m: 5:40, 8:40 p.m. From Covington, Newport, Williamstown. Georgetown at 10:00, 10:43 a.m.: 6:40, 10:30 p.m. From Falmouth, Cynthiana, Paris at 11:45 a.m.: 6:20 p.m. From Maysville at 8:35 a.m.: 6:20 p.m. From Somerset at 5:00 a.m.: 5:00 p.m. From Junction City, Danville at 5:00, 7:30 a.m.; 5:00 p.m. From Nicholasville at 5:00, 7:30 a.m.: 3:45 p.m. From iHarrodsburg at 5:0 a.m.: 2:50, 5: 0, 6:45 p.m. From Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles at 10'45 a.m.: 6:45 p.m. From Ashland at 8:00 a.m.: 5:10 p.m. From Mt. Sterling, Morehead at 8:00 a.m.; 3:45, 5:10 p.m. From Winchester at 8:00, 10:15 am.: 3:45: 5:10 p.m. From Richmond at 5:00, 8:00 a.m.: 3:15 p. m. From Middlesborough, Stanford, Lancaster at 5:00 a.m.: 2:50 p.m. From Jackson, Beattyville, Clay City, Stanton at 10:15 a.m. 5:0) p.m. FOREIGN MAILS.-Trans-Pacific mails forwarded daily to San Francisco, Tacoma, Vancouver, and all points via Pacific Ocean. TRANs-ATLANTIC MAILS. - London, Africa and all ocean mails East. Mail is forwarded to New York at each closing for that office. (See Schedule of Closings.) Regular steamer sailings; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays for Great Britain, France, Germany, etc. Correspondence should be mailed at the post office not later than Sunday, Monday and Thursday evenings to insure connection with above sailings. For special information call on Chief Mailing Clerk. Dispatch of Registered Mail. Registered mail is dispatched from the Lex ington post office as follows: 74 Stenographer's Office Shorthand and Typewriting,- Promptly and accurately done. Correctly spelled, punctuated and arranged in proper style. We Write Circular Letters4; Specifications for Builders, Manuscripts for Publishers, Speeches, Commencement Essays, etc. We will Address Your Invitations4j or your Circular Letters, seal, stamp and mail them. We Take Care to Have all Work Absolutely Perfect Give us one order and you will come again. fl. E. MILLIKAN Room 30 Northern Bank Building TELEPHONE 846 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE To Cincinnati, and North, East and West, 6:30 a.m. To Louisville and Western Kentucky points, 7:30 a.m. To points in Eastern Kentucky on C. 0. railroad, 7:30 a.m. To points in Eastern Kentucky on C'. 0. railroad, 11:15 a.m. To points in Southern States, 1(:30 a.m. To points in Eastern Kentucky on L. E. railroad, 1:15 p.m. To Louisville and Western Kentuckv and Western States, 1:15 p.m. To Louisville and Western Kentucky, 3:00 p.m. To Cincinnati, North, East and West, 5:00 p.m. To Athens. Spears, East Hickman, South Elkhorn, Shannondale, via Star Routes, 1:00 p.m. Schedule of Dispatch of Mails. The time given is the time mails are dispatched from the Lexington post office. A reasonable length of time must be allowed for distri- bution. The exceptions in Sunday service are not shown in this schedule. Alabama-10:30 a.m.: 10:10 p.m. Alaska-4:40. 7:00 a.m.: 2:30, 4:45 p.m Arizona-4:40, 8:00 a.m.: 4:0u, 5:00 p.m. Arkansas 4:40, 8:00, 10:30 a.m.: 4:00, 5:00 p.m. California-4:40, 8:00 a.m., 4:00, 5:00 p.m. Colorado-4:40, 8:00 a.m.: 4:00, 6:00 p.m. Connecticut-4:40, 7:30, 11:00 a.m, 2:30, 8:20 p.m. District of Columbia-Washington-7:30, 11:00 a.m.; 2:30, 8:20 p.m. Delaware-4:40, 7:30, 1' :00 a.m.: 2:30, 8:20 p.m. Florida-1i :30 a.m.; 1' :10 p.m. Georgia- 10:30 am.: 10:10 p.m. Idaho-4:40, 7:10 a.m.: 2:30, 5:00. Illinois-4:40, 7:10 a.m.: 2:30, 5:00 p.m. Indiana-4:40, 7:10 a.m.: 2:30, 5:00p.m. Southern Indiana via Louisville, 4:40, 8:00, 10:30 a.m.; 1:45, 5:00 p.m. Indian Territory-4:40, 8:00 a.m.; 4:00, 5:00 p.m. Iowa-4:40, 7:10 a.m.: 5:00 p.m. Kansas-4:40, 8:00 a.m.: 4:00, 5:00 p.m. KENTUCKY- Ashland-7:30, 11:00 a.m.; 8:20 p.m. Off L. P. YOUNG HOUSE PAINTER Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Etc. 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SMITH When you want High Grade, Up-to-date Footwear For Ladies and Gentlemen Lowest Prices for Cash 16 East Main LEXINGTON POST-OFFICE Barboursville-10:30 a.m.; 10:10 p.m. Bardstown-8:00, 10:30 a.m., 10:10 p.m. Beattvville-7:10 a.m.: 1:40 p.m. Bloomnfield-8:00 a.m.; 1:40 p.m. Bowling Green-8:00, 10:30 a.m.; 1:40, 5:00 p.m. Carlisle- 6:30 a.m.: 5:20 p.m. Catlettsburg-7:3 . 11:00 a.m.: 2:30, 8:20 p.m. Chilesburg-7:30, i1:k,0 a. m.: 3:30 p.m. (lay City-7:10 a.m.; 1:40 p.m. Covington 4:30, 6:30 a.m., 2:30, 5:00, 8:20 p.m. Cvnthiana-6:30 a.m.: 2:3t', 8:20 p.m. Danville-10:30 a.m.: 6:20, 1C:10 p.m. East Bernstadt-10:30 a.m.: 1C:1() p.m. Eddvville-8.00 a.m.; 1:40, 5:00 p.m. Elizabethtown-8:v0, 10:30 a.m.; 5:00 p.m. Eminence-8:15 a.m.: 1:40 p.m. Flemingsburg-6:30 a. m.: 5:30 p.m. Frankfort-8:00, 8:15 a.m.: 1:40, 5:00 p.m. Georgetown-7:00 a.m. ; 1:4(, 5:00 p.m. Grayson-7:30 a.m.; 2:30, 8:20 p.m. Ilarrodsburg-10:3,) a.m.: 4:00, 6:20 p.m. Henderson-8:00 a.m.; 1:40, 5:00 p.m. Hopkinsville- 8:00 a.m.; 1:40, 5:00 p.m. ifustonville-10:30 a.m.: 10:10 p.m Jackson-7:10 a.m.: 1:40 p.m. Jeffersontown-4:00, 10:10 p.m. Junction City-10:30 a.m.: 6:2 ', 10:10 p.m. Lancaster-10:30 a.m.; 8:20 p.m. Lator-ja - 6:30 a.m.; 2:3-', 8:20 p. m. Lawrdhceburg-7:00 a.m.; 4:00 p.m. Lebanon-10:30 a.m.; le:Io p.m. Litchfield-8:00 a.m.; 1:40, t:00 p.m. London-10:30 a.m.; 10:10 p.m. Louisville-4:40, 8:00, 8:15, 1C:30 a.m.; 1:40, 4:00, 5:00 p.m. MadisonvilIe-8;00 a.m.; 1:40, 5:'0 p.m. Manchester-1 :30 a. m.; IC:l0 p.m. Mayfield-8:00 a.m.; 1:40, 5:fo p.m. Maysville - 6:00 a.m.; 6:00, 8.20 p.m. Middlesborough-1C:30 a.m.; 10:10 p.m. Midway-800, 8:75 a.m.; 1:40, 5:00 p.m. Millersburg-6:30 a.m.; 5:W0 p.m. Mt. Sterling-7:30 a. m.; 5.3u, 8:20 p.m. Nazareth-8:00 a.m.; 10:30, 5:00 p.m. Newport-4:40, 6:30 a.m.; 2:30, 5:00 p.m. Nicholasville-10:30 a.m.; 6:20, 10:10 p.m. Owensboro-4:40, 8:00 a.m.; 1:40, 5:10 p.m. Owingsville-7:30, 11:00 a.m.; 8:23 p.m. 78 Miss tD a be rodr line millinery Graduate of Armour's Technical Institute Bulimia of bats to match Sults a Specialty Satisfaction Guaranteed. Prices Reasonable. 468 N. Broadway LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Paducah-4.4'), F:00 a.m.; 1:4", 5g:00 p.m. Paris-6:30 a.m.: ':30, F:30, 8:20 p m. Pineville -J14:30 a.m :1 :10 p.m Richmond-I : 0 a.m.; 5:1:0, 8:20 p.m. Russellville-8: ( a.m.; 1:40, F: )O p.m. Sharpsburg-0:30, 1 :00 a.m.: .5:30 p.m. Somerset-10:30 a.m.: 1 :1" p. m. Springfield-1 :30 a.m.: :'10, 10:10 p.m. Stanford-1(C:30 a.m., a:10 p.m. Taylorsville-A: 0 a.m.; 1:40 p.m. Torrent-7:10 a.m.: 1:40 p.m. Vanceburg-4:40, 7:3 a.m: 2:30, 8:20 p.m. Versailles-7:00 a m.; 4: 0 p.m. Winchester-7:30, I 1:00 a.m.: 1:40, 5:30, 8:20 p.m. Louisiana - 10:30 a.m.: 10:10 p.m. Maine 7:3 , 11:00 a.m.: 2:30, 8:3:0 p.m. Maryland-7:3.', 11:H) a.m.; 2:30, 8:21) p.m. Massachusetts-7:30, 11:00 a.m.: 2:3), 8:2 p.m. Michigan 4:4", 7:3" a.m.: 2:30, -:)' p.m. Minnesota - 4:4'), 7:30 a.m.: 2:30, 5:00 p.m. Mississippi-1(:30 a.m.: 1E':10 p.m. Missouri- 4:40. 8:00 a.m.: 4:00O, 5:00 p.m. Montana 4:40, 7:1 a.m.: 2:30, 5:'0 p.m. Nebraska-4:4 , 8:)00 a.m.: 4:00, 5: 0 p m. Nevada-4:40, 8:00 a.m.: 4:00, 5:00 p.m. New Hampshire-4:40, 7:30 a.m.: 2:30, 8:2) p.m. New Jersey-4:40, 7:30 a.m.: 2:30 8:2) p.m. New Mexico-4:40, 8:0 a.m.: 4:00, 5:00 p.m. New York-4:40, 7:3'1 a.m.: -2:30, 8:20 p m. North Carolina-10:30 a.m.; 101:10 p.m. North Dakota -4:40, 7:30 a.m.: 230, 5:00 p.m. Ohio-4:40, 7:30 a.m.: 2:1:0, 5: 0 p.m. Oklahoma 4:40, 8:00 a.m.; 4:00, 5:f0 p.m. Oregon-4:40, 7:30 a.m.; 2:30, 5:00 p.m. Pennsylvania-4:40, 7:30 a.m.: 2:30, 5:00 p.m. Philad as above also 11:00 a.m.; 8:20 p.m. Rhode Island-7: 10, 11:00 a.m.; 2:30, 8:20 p.m. South Carolina-10:30 a m.; 10:10 p.m. South Dakota-4:40. 7:30 a.m.; 2:30, 5:00 p. m. Tennessee-Eastern part, 10: 1' a.m.; 10:10 p.m. Vi part, 10:30 a.m.; 1:50, 5:00, 10:10 p.m. Texas-4:4', 8:00, 10:30 a.m.: 4:00, 5:00 p.m. Utah-4:40 a.m.; 2:30, 5:nO p.m. Vermont-7:30, 11:00 a.m.; 2:30, 8;20. Washington-4:40, 7:30 a.m.; 2:30, 5:0) p.m. West Virginia-4:40 a. m.; 2:30, 8:20 p.m. Wisconsin-4:40 a.m.; 2:30, 5:00 p.m. Wyoming-4:40 a.m.; 2:30, 5:00 p.m. Lelphia Western so C. A. Johnus Post Office Pharmacy Corner Main and Walnut Sts. Up to Date in Every Particular Purest Drugs and Medicios, Correct Business Methods. Personal Attention to Prescription Work. Full stock Toilet and Fancy Goods, Stationery Surgical Apparatus, Bath Goods, c. Finest Soda Watt r with Pure Ice Cream 5c. Syrups kept in b:ttles, free from dirt and flies. BEFORE YOU SLIP, SEE ALEXANDER Largest Life and Accident Company in the World EDGAR H. ALEXANDER. Dist Agent 17 East Shott Street, Phone 604 Lexington, Ky. SURETY BONDS LIABILITY INSURANCE Seasonable Suggestions. Always write addresses in the plainest possible man- ner, beginning as near the middle of the envelope as pos- sible. Don't lick the gum all off the stamp and then wonder why it doesn't stick. Ordinary letters or circulars should have the stamp at upper right-hand corner. This facilitates the process of the canceling of stamps by machines and will help to get the mail out on time. Don't fail to write or print your name and address up- on every piece of mail. In case of error in postage the article can be immediately returned for correction. Scores of newspapers are destroyed daily because of a lack of sufficient postage. Don't attempt to mail forbidden matter and then "kick" because it is not forwarded. Second, third and fourth-class matter in one package subjects such package to the fourth-class rate-one cent per ounce. The law requires full prepayment on all matter of the second, third or fourth-class, and such matter cannot be forwarded without additional postage every time it is or- dered forwarded. Don't try to save a few cents by sending valuables or money in an ordinary letter. Money order and registry fees are low and you run no risk. Always insist upon your correspondents addressing you at your street number, box or general delivery. It will save time and annoyance to you. Letters addressed to you at "Lexington, Ky., " must be looked up in the Post Office Directory. If there are others of your name you may never receive your letter. Don't deposit valkable letters in street letter boxes; better take them direct to the post office. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE A special delivery stamp, in addition to the regular postage, will secure the speedy delivery of any mailable package anywhere in the carrier limits. Don't mail your letter in a street box after the last 0ollection for the day and expect it to be delivered the next morning. Because no mistakes were ever made in your mail in vour native village is no reason why you should be just as ;-well known" in a big city. Don't change your residence (where your mail is de- livered by carriers without immediately notifying the post office, either through the carrier or direct. Better give no- tice the day before rather than the day after. Don't address your invitation "Miss Brown. McDowell Boulevard," or "Miss Smith. Broadway." They may be well known in your set. but "there are others!" and invi- tations bearing a one-cent stamp will not be looked up in the city directory. If you wish your letter to catch the ten o'clock train, don't wait until half-past nine to deposit it in the office. It takes time to cancel stamps, sort letters and tie them out for their destination. Better be an hour ahead than a minute late. Stamps are not redeemable, nor can they be exchanged for those of other denominations. A spoiled stamped en- velope may be exchanged for a stamp of the same denom- ination, provided such envelope has not been used. It is wonderful how many people violate the law by writing in newspapers. Such matter is constantly exam- ined and always detained. The addressee usually has to send five times the amount of letter postage in order to re- ceive such 'letters" (j Blue envelopes and white ink may be very swell, but mailed at night they can scarcely be deciphered by the clerks. Plain black ink and white envelopes are always the best. Persons mailing packages or parcels should not de- pend upon the scales in the corner grocery or nearest drug store to determine the proper amount of postage required, as only the scales in the post office are relied upon to as- certain the correct weight. 83 GROUP OF POSTMASTERS OF LYNGTON A Sketch of the National and State Assoziation of Letter Carriers and of Blue Grass Branch No. 361. [BY A MEMBER. ] The N. A. L. C'. was organized in the year 1839. It has for its object a two-fold purpose, viz.: The betterment of the letter carrier's condition and improvement in the postal service. This Association meets annually in some city selected by a majority vote of the carriers in attend- ance as delegates at said conventions. The Association has a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, an Executive Board and a Legislative Committee, all of which are elected for one year. Mr. John N. Parsons of New York City, an ex-letter carrier, is now serving his fifth term as President of the Association. A more capable and efficient officer could not be found. The efficient Secre- tarv of the Association, Mr. Ed J. Cantwell, for a number of years a letter carrier in the Brooklyn, N. Y., office, has proven himself to be a man of ability and good judgment. The Treasurer of the Association, Alex. McDonald, "the old veteran" of Grand Rapids. 'Micb., has proven the wisdom of the convention in selecting able and efficient officers. The legislative members are a representative class of men-men in whom the committee have the utmost confidence and who are known to be men of character and ability. In addition to the above named officers and committees the Association has a State Vice Presiaent for each State whose duty it is to look into and have an oversight of all association work in his State. The Government has now about eighteen thousand i18,000) carriers constantly em- ployed in the capacity of delivering mail, and at no time in the history of our country has the mail service reached the magnitude or importance that it now maintains. No one can dispute the fact that the mail service is the "Right Arm" of the country's progress and ent erprise. No branch of the Government service comes so near the interest or the heart of the people as does the mail service. To be an employee or a trusted servant of the Postal Department is LEXiNGTON POST OFFICE a compliment no one should feel ashamed of. From the vast army of letter carriers now employed in the mail ser- vice sixteen thousand (16,000 are members of the N. A. L. C. organization, and they are proud to record the fact that the organization has the approval of the Post Office De- partment. The National Association of Letter Carriers has inl every way endeavored to get the several branches in tle various States to organize themselves into a State Asso- ciation, thereby coming into closer touch one with the other, promoting and fostering that fraternal spirit that exists between all good letter carriers; and also by reason of better facilities for discussing and understanding the benefits and blessings of such an organization. they can then materially help the National Assoc:ation by sending to the annual National conventions as their delegates those men who have the interests of the Association at heart. For several years the branches in the larger cities of Kentucky have sent delegates to the annual conventions who have returned full of enthusiasm over the possibili- ties of the National Association: but it seemed almost impossible to get the various branches in this State to follow the example set by many other States, especially in the North and East, and organize themselves into a State Association At the National C. nvention held at Scranton, Pa., in 1899, Mr. Henry Rauch, of Myrtle Branch No. 41)2, Cov- ington, Ky., was elected Kentucky State Vice President, and immediately upon his return home began to use every effort to organize a State Association in Kentucky. In this work he was ably assisted by the members of his branch and by several members of the Newport, Ky., Branch No 374, and by Blue Grass Branch No. 361, of Lexington. It would be but just to add here that to Henry Rauch, of Covington; Wm. N. Newton, of Newport, and Robert R. Skinner, of Lexington, belong the credit of organiz- ing the Kentucky State Association of Letter Carriers. These three men worked faithfully to get the various branches in the State in line for the good work, and on August 19, 191 0, the Association was organized in Coving- ton, Kentucky. several branches being representated. At this meeting much business was transacted. A constitu- tion and by-laws were adopted. -Officers were elected anti the Association was so established as to be a credit to the grand old State. Mr. Al. K. Young. a member of the Na- tional Executive Committee, was present at this meeting and assisted in many ways in perfecting the details of the or- ganization. Several members of Queen City Branch No. XK OFFICERS -STATE ASSOCIATION LETTER CARRIERS R. R. Skinner, Lexingf6n Wm. K. Newton, Newport Vice-President Henry Rauch, Covington Secretary Ben B. Simcox, Lexington, President C. A. Will;-. "1wington Tre3surer Sergt.-at-Arms LEXINGTON POST OFFICE t3 (Cincinnati, Ohio) were present, among them being the tireless" Harry Knight, known throughout the United States as the man who has done more for the benefit of sub- stitute letter carriers than any other man, be he letter car- rier or Congressman. The Kentuckians, to a man, appre- ciate the kindness of their brethren of Queen City Branch No. 43. -What a pity it is that Cincinnati is not a Kentucky city," many of them say. The officers of the Kentucky State Association elected at the first annual meeting, are shown in a cut on another page, they being Henry Rauch, (Covington), President. Robert R Skinner, (Lexington), Vice President. William N. Newton, iNewportl, Secretary. Ben R. Simcox, (Lexington), Treasurer. C. A. Willis, (tCovington), Sargeant-at-Arms. Under the provisions of the constitution the elective officers of the Association comprise the State Executive Committee, and it is needless to say here that these gen- tlemen have already made an enviable record in that capacity. In the year 1893, Blue Grass Branch No. 361, Nation- al Association of Letter Carriers was organized in this city with seven (7) charter members. Much interest has been manifested in association work, until now we have the entire carrier force of sixteen 16) as members of our branch We also have four (4j honorary members, viz: F. Clay Elkin, Postmaster; Thomas L. Walker, Assistant Postmaster: H. C. Swift, Superint, ndent of Carriei s, and James C. Mahoney, Assistant Superintendent. The post- master and Ass stant postmaster frequently attend our meetings and take an active part in the branch proceed- ings. This action on the part of the officials is encour- aging to the carriers and stimulates them to ienewed ef- forts to bring the service at this office to a higher stand- ard of efficiency. In 1893 Blue Grass Bra ch elected and sent as its rep- resentative to the National Association of Letter Carriers' Convention, which convened in Kansas City, Mo., S. W. Marrs. During the s ssion of this convention Mr. Marrs was unanimously elected State Vice President of the Asso- ciation. During his term of office (one year), he organ- ized "Park City" Branch at Bowling Gieea, Ky., thus completing the entire list of free delivery offices In Ken- tucky into the protecting folds of the National Associa- tion of Letter Carriers At the close of MAr. Marrs' term of offlee, -Mr Frank Smith, President of the National As- 8 8 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE sociation of Letter Carriers, in a letter publishedl in the "Postal Record, " complimented Mr. Marrs for his ef- ficient work in Kentucky, and for his promptness in mak- ing his monthly returns. Mr. Marrs has the distinction of being the only carrier from this city thus honored by the National Association of Letter Carriers. At the convention of 1894, which was held in the citv-of Cleveland, Ohio, Blue Grass Branch was represented by proxy. Mr. Saxton, the delegate elected, being unable at the the last moment to attend. At the convention of 1895, which was held in the city of Philadelphia, Pa., the branch was again represented by proxy. At the Convention of 1896, Blue Grass Branch was represented by Mr. P. C. Foushee. While attending said convention, he was elected an honorary member of the fa- mous 'White Pigeon Club." On his return home, Mr. Foushee immediately succeeded in organizing a branch of the "Letter Carrier Mutual Benefit Association,"of which Robert Skinner, carrier No. 3, is the efficicent Secretary and Collector. The convention of 1896 was held in the city of Grand Rapids, Milichigan, and was noted for the great amount of Association work done, and the advanced pro- gress advocated by the representative of Blue Grass Branch. In 1897 the National Convention convened in "yon far off city" of San Francisco, Cal. Sixhundred and twenty-six letter carrier s as delegates cl ossed the continent to this con- vention. No convention in the history of the organization has a brighter page than the California convention. The en- tire population of San Franeisco extended the hand of welcome to "Uncle Sam's Boys" in such a manner as to merit the unstinted praise of the convention. No one re- ceived a warmer welcome than did the delegate from Blue Grass Branch. who at this memorable gathering was Mr. H. A. Saxton. Ask Mr. Saxton how far he walked to meet and overtake the trains on the U. P. R. R. The annual convention for the year of 1898 was held in the city of Toledo, Ohio Much important business was. transacted at this convention. not only important to the carriers, but also lo the Postal Department. At all of these conventions subjects are discussed which go to prove that the carriers, as an organization, are not working solely for a selfish purpose, but for the improvement of the service as well. These conventions are becoming more valuable every year to the department. At this convention the carriers had as their guest of honor Mr.IA. W. Machem, of Washington, D. C., Superintendent of the Free Delivery 8D LEXINGTON POST OFFICE service: and at the public reception given in honor of the carriers Mr. Machem made this statement: "The Letter Carriers' Association is a commencable one, and as an organization gives valuable aid to the Post Office Depart- ment. We also notice that the carriers who take an active part and an interest in your conventions are the most efficient carriers. The more efficient your organization be- comes the more efficient becomes the service." The mem- bers of the Letter Carriers' Assc eiation are proud of such compliments, coming as they do from their suVerior officers. These words are to them as '-bright jewels.' Mr. Robert Oots was the representative from Blue Grass Branch in this memorable convention. The carriers met in annual convention for the year 1899 in the city of Scranton, Pa. Mr. Ben Simcox, the present President of Blue Grass Branch, was the able rep- resentative of the local branch in the convention. It was at this convention that a memorial was drafted to Congress asking for an increase of salary to the amount of twelve hundred i1,200) dollars per annum. The car- riers, as an organization, believe the time has come when the letter carrier of this country should receive a better compension for his duties. They know they have the com- munity in sympathy with them, and if they can only con- vince the lawmakers of the land of the fairness of their claim, they will then soon realize that the responsibility of their position is in some measure reasonably recognized. They believe that the time is near at hand when the car- riers will realize their ardent wish. Detroit, Mich.. one of the most beautiful cities on the American continent, a city noted for its elegant parks, beautiful homes, elegant streets, magnificent public build- ings, cultured and refined people, whose hospitality has no limit. among such scenes and amid these pleasant sur- roundings. the Letter Carriers' Convention assembled in the year 190'. It has been quoted as the "Model" of con- ventions. The carriers of the Lexington post office did their organization and themselves a credit when they elected as their representative M0r. Robert Skinner, the efficient Secretary of Blue Grass Branch and wide-awake N. A. L. C. member. The carrier force in the Lexington office only consists of sixteen members. Though few in number, still they are a set of live, active workers, ever on the alert for some- thing to improve the efficiency of the postal service or "boom" the local office. The labor to raise funds to publish this book has fal- len to the lot of the carriers, which goes to prove that the LEXINGTON POST OFFICE delivery of mail is not the carriers' only qualification. A letter carrier's delight is to know that helhas done his duty faithfully and that his efforts are approved by his post- master and the public he serves. or.. The present postmaster has done more for the improve- ment of the service in Lexington during his three years of incumbancy, than has been done by all his predecessors since the free delivery was eetablished here: and in all this improvement of the service, he has at all times looked to the interest of his carriers. The forty-eight hour law, as passed by Congress, is strictly adhered to in this office, and the carriers are benefitted thereby. Under the present administration the carriers receive the advantages of legal holidays. If any carrier has a grievance he may file the same with the postmaster and it will be impartially in- vestigated. No carrier is in any manner imposed upon. Since the establishment of free mail delivery in this city in April, 1883. the department has lost by death only two carriers: Wilgus Thornton, a young man of unim- peachable character. who had a kind word for everybody, died of heart disease in September, 1893. He died while in the performance of his duties, having left the office only a few minutes before his death, with his sachel filled with mail. In one of the summer months of 18947, U. S. Corneli- son died with consumption, after many months of illness. With sorrow and amid tears, their companions followed them to the "Beautiful White City" and committed their bodies back to old Mother earth. On their new-made graves were placed sweet flowers, dripping with the dew of love and sweet remembrance these comrades have fin- ished their labors, their last '"trip" has been recorded. May their rest be sweet and undisturbed until all meet again in the Great Beyond where angel voices are never hushed. NAMES OF CARRIERS WITH DATE OF APPOINT- MENT. F. R Diamond, carrier No. 1, appointed April, 1891. F. W. B. Reynolds, carrier No. 2, appointed July, 1891. !- Robert R. Skinner, carrier No. 3, appointed June, 1896. H. A. Saxton, carrier No. 4, appointed April, 1891. P. C. Foushee, carrier No. 5, appointed February, 1894. W. R. Montague, carrier No. ff, appointed November, 1890. 9t OFFTCERS BLUE GRASS BRANCH, N. A. L. C. Robt R. Skinner, Seci etary BnSmo.PeintH. A. Saxton, Vice President S. W. Marrs, Treasur e n Simcox. Pi t e n S.b W. Mknnrr, Treasuretr Hb. A.aton, SiePrgea idntatAm LEXINGTON POST OFFICE S. W. Marrs. carrier No. 7, appointed April. 1891. Andrew Scott, carrier No. 8, appointed November, 1891. J. B. Irvine, carrier No. 9, appointed April, 1891. Robert Oots, carrier No. 10, appointed January, 1894. Ben Simcox, carrier No. 11, appointed August, 1892. John Snowden, carrier No. 12, appointed June, 1898. Nathan Chisholm, carrier No. 13, appointed February, 1899. SUBSTITUTES. George B. Holmes, appointed October, 1899. C F. Wardl, appointed October. 1900. W. S. Anderson, appointed October, 1900. The officers of Blue Grass Branch 361 of the N. A. L. C. are elected annually. The following named members are the officers for the year 1901: Ben Simcox, President. H. A. Saxton, Vice President. Robert R Skinner, Secretary. S. W. Marrs, Treasurer. Robert Oots, Sergeant-at-Arms. COMMITTEES. Committee on Legislation consists of S. W. Marrs, Robert Skinner, P. C. Foushee. Auditing Committee consists of John B. Irvine, W. R. Montague, George B. Holmes. Penalties Prescribed. For submitting false evidence by publisher as to char- acter of a publication, 100 to 300. For depositing in, or receiving in the mails, obscene, lewd or lascivious books, pamphlets. pictures, papers, writings, prints, or indecent publications, 100 to 5,000, or one to five years' imprisonment, or both. For depositing in, or receiving by mail, any article intended to prevent conception or procure abortion, or any written or printed card, book, or notice of any kind, giving information where or how such books, etc., may be obtained, 200 to 5,000, and one to five years' imprison- ment. For depositing in, or receiving by mail, any letter or package, upon the envelope or postal card upon which lin- 93 GiROUP OF ASSISTANT I OSTMASTERS OF LEXINOTYO'N p4 y 0 0 Kl S H - l l fi S 0 . i : yy S l E JL E Ez1 B E l i i Htw A M g N t . E2 2' i S EL ' E I W x w y yyyyyy i , i y y E = _ P: lllg i ayy l yyyy Y l XE- l I LggJLimLL :.! my ys B I g yyy S yyyy . l N E i z I,-- A Carriages Depot Wagons Surries Phaetons Buggies 1 Road Wagons A Farm Wagons Bikes Plows Harrows, Binders Mowers AND ALL KINDS OF Implements and Field Seeds FOR CASH OR IN EXCHANGE FOR FARM PRODUCE W. BUSH NELSON( i2 Northern Bank Bldg. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE decent language is written or printed, 5,000 or five years' imprisonment. For receiving articles stolen from the mails, 2,030 or five years' imprisonments For torgery or counterfeiting money orders, 5,000 or- imprisonment two to five years. For forgery or counterfeiting postage stamps. dies, etc., 500 or five years' imprisonment. For injuring street mailing boxes, 100 to 1O000 or im- prisonment one to three years For injuring mail matter in street mailing box, 500 or imprisonment three years. For embezzlement of letters containing enclosures bY postal employes, imprisonment one to five years. For opening or destroying letters by postal employes, 500 or imprisonment one year. For intercepting or secreting letters with a design to obstruct the correspondence, or to pry into the business secrets of another, 500 or imprisonment one year. For stealing or fraudulently obtaining mail from the post office, imprisonment one to five years. For stealing or destroying newspapers from any post office. imprisonment three months. For robbing carrier, imprisonment five to ten years. For putting the life of a carrier in jeopardy by use of dangerous weapons, imprisonment for life. For stealing post office property, 200 or imprison- ment one year. For injuring mail bags, 500 or imprisonment three years. For stealing or forging mail locks or keys, imprison- ment ten years. For breaking into or forcibly entering a post office,. 1,000 or imprisonment five years. For sending letters through the mails with intent to de- fraud, 500 or imprisonment eighteen months. For unlawfully removing postage stamps from mail matter by emploves, 100 or imprisonment six months. For using postage stamps which have already been once used in payment of postage, imprisonment three- years. For removing or attempting to remove the cancellation marks from a postage stamp, 500 or imprisonment one, year. For sending through the mails proposals to furnish counterfeit money, etc., 500 or imprisonment eighteen months. 9. ---7 -- I- 4 U. S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING, LEXINGTON POST OFFICE -Owe BUFORD GRAVES Sewer Pipe Fire Clay Goods Concrete Paving 222 EAST MAIN BOTH PHOMES 975 SAND C'lIiENi COAL LUfrl[ THIS SPACE BELONGS TO Chinn Todd io and 12 North Upper Sts. Largest Dry Goods Store in Lexington AUe Don't Carry the aait But we do carry a Large Line of Ready-made Garments Cloaks, Dry Goods, etc. And our prices are like our Uncle Samuel's' -the same to everybody. A look will cost you nothing at T. J. PILCHER CO.'S 7 WEST MAIN STREET - -: - - the United Slates mutual investment Co. Incorporated Offers a safe and Profitable Investment Total business written in 28 months 13,850,650.20. Total amount paid to coupon holders in 28 months S231,272.20. Reserve Fund to April 30, 1901 122,029.81. Our Plan has beetr Approved by the. Postal Authorities. For further information address GEORGE COPLAND, Secretary, W. S. LYNE, Assistant Secretary Northern Bank Building. a) C) CL 1 A. T. THOMPSON Livery, Sale and Feed Stable Phone 149 53 N. Broadway Nice Carriages and Single Rigs Always on Hand at Reasonable Rates TriOS. Ei. CLAY REhAL, XEATAT 1vj BRo1l I .R 2'3 EART SHORT1' STREFET LEXINCITON, KY. Has listed upon his books excellent properties of all kinds; business houses in the city: city and suburban res- idences; and blue grass farms of small and of great acreage. W. R. MILWARD 9 EAST SHORT STREET Household Goodsy) Ungloved and Stored 1 '4- 0 R. A. DOWNING, Prest. L. E. PEARCE, Secretary C. W. MAY, Vice Pre4t. THOS A. COMBS, Treas. Cbe Dome Investment Company We make by business invest- ments the profit we agree to pay to investors. Call for particulars. 28/2 EAST MAIN I 11 . I iI '2: I 5z Nl i-4 _I 'I 0 Aid I I ' rF 11;flx r '1'1 8 2 i Jo oF Hi it fflj W - ! W E ld//armson Zumber Cono 'actors and 93uid/drs !Phone //O ROBERTSON WEITZEL DRUGGISTS Physicians' and Surgeons' Supplies Corner Main and Limestone Sts., LEXINGTON, KY. GEORGE LAND Coal, Lime Sand, Cement 154 East Main Get his prices before you buy. 6 do n 11 Are You Troubled With the Least 2 e m . Impairment of the Eyesight . / A x As you value your K + Onwell being, don't neg- - :E. ( 4 X lect it. We are in po- WtI t Ei a ntasaVsition to supply aids for weak eyes. to fol- low your oculist's ad- vice, to fill your oculist's prescription. Briefly put, we help weak and detective eyes to fulfill their normal func- tions at moderate cost. K IN NG AIVIETZG E: MR 63 EAST MAIN STREET De mail 5 it Carriers Employes and Managers R B80NT of the post office that chew a; tobacco chew Blue RWbIN tWistA and each one of them wears OL' suspendedto his watch FAI chain one of our gold FAOt watch charms, which we furnish to them free upon Q 0 application. BLUE GRASS TOBACCO COMPANY JN1O. D. WALKER, President 2 2 9 z E-4 Pk 0 E-4 m W :0 E-4 I 71 W .1 0 9 P4 E-4 m T4 9 E-q f x 0 9 CA 0 z mW m w x 0 .4 x FA 0 E-1 0 z w ou .4 P4 m w B techheirper ros. Q HIGH GRADE Un ifornis Of Every Description CINCINNATI, 0. C. F. BROWER MARKHAM MILLER C. F. BROWER pound;s CO. Carpets, Furniture Wall Paterso' Draleries, Wood MOOante Art Goods JOSEPH FICKLIN Postmaster at Lexington twenty-seven years [Cut made from a photograph of an old portrait in oil) J. M. MAGUIN' 10CMN BROS. HACCIN 1)EALERS; 1. Grain and Hemp Office 21 Cheapside Telephone 237 Elevator East Third St. lU0.000 capacity Phone 199 We have the largest Elevator in Central Kentucky, and will buy your Wheat or store it on reasonable terms. Call and see us at our office on Cheapside or at Elevator on East Third street, where we pay market price for Wheat, Corn, Hemp, etc. R. J. McMICHAEL W. H. McCORKLBE CASH HOLU5 ESTABLISHED 1855 TefieIael 9 [e(orlle Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods and Nlotions I7 West Main Street Lexington, Ky. G. C. LOGAN R. S. LOGAN Telephone i82 GROUP OF LEXINGTON POSIMASTERS Equitable Redemption COMP ANY H. H. BARNES, President E. L. HUTCHINSON, Vice-President THOS. F. KELLY, Treas-irer A. P. GOODING, JR., Seretary and Manager Contract Approved by Post Office Department at Washington Office 59 East Short St. Lexington, Ky. Shouse Looney Groceries, Fresh Meats Vegetables flain and Deweese Sts. Lexington, Ky. Telephone 456 A Il RURAL CARRIER DELIVERING NIAL ON HIS ROUTE Isk, ttl I I I ' I i I I Of, I I Dr. W. 0. SWEENY T. N. McCLELLAND SWEENY M'CLELLAND Coal and Kindling OLD LEE ANTHRACITE, JELLICO, VIRGINIA and KENTUCKY COALS 268 EAST MAIN STREET PHONE 24 BEST QUALITY LOWEST PRICES OLD RELIABLE humhPQr rd BUILDING LUMBER, SHINGLES FENCING, ETC. ALL AT THE LOWEST PRICES WM. CURRAN Cor Barr and Limestone Phones 103 I BUILDING NORTH-EAST CORNER YAIN AND1ThrESTONE, IN WHICH POST OFFICE WAS LOCATED 18 TO 1861 DODGE pound;s SLADE INSURANCE REAL ESTATE BROKERS... 29 EAST SMORT DIR. J. IT. WOOD DENTIST 63" EAST MAIN 8TRFTF'1 LEXINGTON, KY. HOU:RS 8.30 TO 5.30 71. C, Conway faabionabte Dressmaking 134 Uest Second St. Lexington, Ky. 'ouw Patronate Solicited I I I --------------- --------------- 0 0 0 0 1 I I I I I I II II I I I I I I I i I 4 4 4 1 1 4 4 4 4 I 41 4 4 4 4 4 11 11 4 11 41 I I 14 4 4 1 4 I I 4 4 4 1 4 I 1 4 4 4 14 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 JAMBS N. TYNER Assistant Attorney General for the Post Office Department Among the financial institutions of the city of Lexington are a num- berof investment companies operating what is known as the bond in- vestment scheme. The Post Offiee Department, through the office of Assistant Attorney Genera], James M. Tyner, investigated the plans of these companies recently and passed upon the legality of the same, and admitted their literature to the mails, as it was decided that they were not conducting lottery schemes. CllUillgtoll POet Offcc. (FFICF 4 ITHE H k.,1t-kc 1,EXISYTQ; lFAVJE.TTF '..) Kl 4 25-O1 Th. National WeekLy Invest Co. Lexington., Kentucky. Gentlemnen In accordance with the au- tnority or this day receved toV me t. m the Asil6tant Attorney (6ruera1 for the Postottice Department. I 1w lnstructed tO advise you that Lhbe office iL1 eacept for Mdlulng a11 DAtLer relating LO youi new plan of buslnee. submltted t; the Department by you 1n your com- meuT1caton Atif the 9th of AprY,.. Very respectf\L.u1y, OC)1STDASTE2R. 0. T. HOLLOWAY Superintendent Railway Mail Service, Fifth Division Headquarters Cincinnati, 0. Kaufman, Straus Co. AGENTS FOR LADIES' "Royal" Sbirt Waists I2 East Main Street Opposite Street Car Centre JAMES RUMSEY WAGON MAKER AND GENIERAL BLACKSMITH Oldest and best equipped shop in central Kentucky. Once a customer always a customer. I26 East Short Street Lexington, Ky. T. B. WOOD Druggist Prescriptions a Specialty Proprietor of the Great Dyspepsia Remedy SANSPEP 43 East Main Street HARRY B. 'JENKS Clekrk L'ilway Mait Sersice for Kentucky. Headquarters at Lotuisville Racl et St(,-re 3 Iigq Stores in I Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes J. D. PURCELL 11, 13,15 West Main The Largest and Most Complete Dr u Store In Central Kentucky McADAMS FIORFORD Corner Main and Upper E. BITTERMAN SON Ma nufac turer, ot all kind- f Sheet Metal Work Slate and Tin Roofing Ornamental Galvanized Iron Work A SPECIALTY Estimates furnished upon application 8o West Main Street Lexington, Ky. The EO a E ax Lexington eastern RAIL WV AY The scenic route and gateway to the mountains of Eastern Ken- tucky. Famous for their rich mineral deposits and valuable timber supply. Double daily service between Lexington, Jackson, Winchester, L. and E. Junction, Clay City, Stanton, Natural Bridge, famous for its rugged clifft picturesque scenery, Torrent, t e beautiful summer resort and home of hay fever sufferers, Beattyville Junction, connec- tion with L. and A. Ry. for Beattyville. Illustrated literature to be had by applying to CHAS. SCOTT, T. R. MORGAN, General Passenger Agent. Soliciting Agent. BUILDING NO. 5 WEST SHORT STREET In which the Post Office was located from x828 to 18E ( I, /ll It S f / - The only Telegraph School Catalogue. in the South. Write for r 1 f i Go ml;! =P ST. LE BUILDING CORNER BROADWAY AND SHORT STREETS In which the-Post Office was located from 1874 to 1889 't I;' Cbe School of pbonograpby NI. E. MILLIKAN Principal Sbortband and Zypewritinq 't elephone 846 Northern Bank Building, Lexington, Ky. - '- - w--- ... BUILDING CORNER MILL AND SHORT STREETS In which the Post Office was located from 1861 to 1874 "WE FIT THE HARD TO FIT" For Economy in Buying Cloths COMNIE TO Walby Slade Popular Price Mlerchant Tailors There is style. service ment. Thev embodv the minimum-of price. and satisfaction in every gar- maxiinum of quality wAith the Swell Tailorirg Perfect in Fit, C errect in Sty le. Durable in Wear, Faultlessly Tailcrad and Guaranteed. Once a customer, always a eustomer I rices that defy competition (C9 FAST MAIN STREET I exington, Ky. LETTER CARRIER "RINGING BUNDY" w A :: 1, ASK YOUR GROCER FOR CREIIIV FhOOU AND [NC4IURAOE A fOPIE INDUSTRY EVERY SACK GUARANTEED TO MAKE G00D BREAD If you are not using our Flour, buy a sack of Lexington Roller Mills Co.'s Flour this week and try it. Cream Flour is our best brand,'but we make also FAVORITE, IDOL and GOLD MEDAL. Over one hundred persons depend upon our mill for a. living. When you buy our Flour, you help every man who is emyloyed and his family. THE LEXINGTON ROLLER MILLS COMPANY JOS. LECOIMPTE, Secretary and Manager 444U44MMiU4U444MUU4U44414U4444U1M4MMMU --------------------- TTTTTITTTTITTTTTTTTTI 0 E-4 z) A Business. Training AT THE Eexingtun Buslness CoIlege gives capitalized results by preparing for businessllife and insuring employment to the ambitious and worthy. 100 INVESTED in this school has beed'the means of helping thousands to positions of honor and trust. WHY NOT YOU GETTING A START in the world is everything. WE START YOU. WITH A C'ASH CAPITAL a Business E ducation'is necessary: without it, such a training is indispenable. O1UR CATALOGUE, outlining our rseveral courses, and circulars showing you what others are doing and how you could do likewise should be in your hands. A postal will bring it. IF YOUR MEANS are limited, ask for Special Circu- lar "A," telling you how you can be instructed at home. WE PREPARE for civil service positionsTunder Gov- ernment Selections: prepare public school teachers to teach our branches in other Business Colleges, and prepare ste- nographers and book-keepers for the best positions with the best business firms. FREE-First Lessons in Shorthand, with complete in- structions for the beginner, mailed free upon application. EARN A SCHOLARSHIP by working for us at your home during spare hours. Circular "B" explains. Write today, naming course desired. In writing be sure to say that you saw our "ad" in this publication. Address BENJAMIN B. JONES, President, Lexington, Ky. W AXE b- B M E i - N . or n- m -r m c P p In Qq , thy cc '13 0 CL 7 11 0 IF 0 IT Is zF Is tA ,If, :9 :z C. p t M. on to In a B 10 Do you wait the Best paints, Varniobeo, Bru9bes AND THE BEST PAINTINC If so, go to C. D. CUNNINGHAM The Reliable Dealer and Painter 21 West Short Street. or call up phone 70, either phonke The Oldest and Best Known Corner in Lexington Is the corner of Short and Broadway We are there with a full line of Wines, Whiskies and Cigars FURLONG BROS., S. E. Cor. Short and Broadway Maguire's Old Stand Lexington Beer always on tap A MfR l1 A, l pa POST OFFIE INSPECTOR P. M. BLTZ-HEID(UARlER8 LEXINGTON MIRS. MI. Z. CaLARENK MTILILINE-BY 98 EAST Mr A I NA8T H FokITT B13isnoP C:LAY REH)AL EKSTATES. BTROKERv 95 F'WAST MAINX STREVEEIT IEXINGTON, KY. SELLIS BILUE GRAS-S FARMS ANTD CITY PROPFERTY THE VETERAN CLEKIC OF THE RATLWAY MAIL SERVlCE LEXINGTON DIVISION DO YOU NEED ANT Electric Bell Buzzer or Battery IF YOU DO, CALL ON _. SE[EL-Y 32 North Limestone Street ELECTRIC SUPPLIES AND REPAIRING Lexington, Ky PHONES 556 Bamnee Ita1 Prescription Druggisto No.- 1 Eaxg Main Street Lexington, Ky. Both tetphonms No. 200 rz4 0 0 N If you are not using Electric Lights or Electric Power, you are putting yourselves at a disadvantage with those of your compet- itors who have availed themselves of this most potent force. You cannot expect to succeed nowadays, unless you are just as good as other people in your own line of business. In fact you ought to try and be a little better. Excellent Street Railway Service LEXINGTON RAILWAY CO. I I I I ONOMMOOMMONOMMMOMMMMUMMUM I 7) rA Ci2 Aq F'IeHOENIX MOTE:L LEXINGTON, KY. CHAS. SEELBACH, Manager The only first claes Hovel in the city, and has the only first Re- taurant in the city connected with it. FINS PU C W H I 5S K I Cl) I) 0 U) 0 0 U) U SHIOE COMPANY Popular Prices all the Way Through New Styles, New Lasts, New Patterns Men's Shoes Women's Shoes Misses' Shoes Children's Shoes e Infants' Shoes Anything You Want in Shoes Call and see our Line of Shoes It Means Muney to You Successors to "i. P. LA\CASTER CO. 4T flH OtD STAND 8 East fain Street I WORKING NEWSPAPERS AND CIRCULARS FOR DISTRIBUTION BY CARRIERS \" 4 p w9wew" au a W. 'P. :-RICHARt SON, President A. A. DeLONG, Secretary Central Mutual Deposit Co vico(rpo:.ratta A New Company A Conservative Contract Large Profits QuQcK Returns Marble Front Office :I ;l CORNER SHORT AND MILL STREETS LEXINGTON[ KY. Offers Better Inducements to Investors Than- Does Any Other Company f W I I C. Or 0 -L h X, C At J. I-HEY ARE ALL ALIKE EXCEPT THE Kentucky SaviDg Co. EW k 9 Because the contract is based on business W y methods. You make a mistake if you buy certificates in any other company before investigating our system. See our letter from the postal authorities. Contracts Non-forfeitable after Twelve Months. It is the Contract We Want You to See. THE BES.T ON THE MARKET "NO FA VORI TES " AGENTS WANTED W. R. BECKLEY, Secretary Room 35 Northern Bank Bldg. PHOENIX MUTURL EMPLOYMENT COMPRNY OF LUXINGTON, KINTUCKY oer I We can furnish you first claw employee, with high ployer references, without cost or time. Em lo Bea member of this companywand werwill find you PY yeemployment quicker than youcan. Our certificate ef membership will assist you-, Address W. R. BECKLEY, Secretary - Q- ectar for the (God was never sipped with such gusto as the epicure feels when a glass of our delicious, sparkling and invigorating fa- mous Beer trickles past his palate. When run down in health, or when you have that "all gone" feeling, try a bottle of our famous beer. You will think it is the long sought for fountain of youth and re- newed vigor. Lexington Brewing Co I OOP4011i4l 9t PA Es1 Tzl 0 Es4 In PA, P4 ESTABLISHED TWENTY-FIVE YEARS WM. IDRMS SON MARBLE RND GRANITE MONUMENTS AND HEADSTVNES Satisfaction and Lowest Prices Guaranteed Largest Stock in Central Kentucky 42 North Broadway Lexington, Ky. the mutual tife Insurance Company 0F NEW YOK'V JOHN D. FREMD, Manager Office Room No. 1 Merrick Lodge Building Lexington, Ky. ROSZELL JONES Successors to W. T. Jones Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Straw Kanawha, Jellico and Kentucky Coals Office 188 Race Street Telephone 289 9 w E-4 H .11 04 E-4 T 44 Z) z 4 9 1 ;4 .1 T. X, 0 P y 5 O w P4 9 w E-1 r I- Coal and feed 3ohn B. payne Soutb Broadway Yard Pbone 365 0. 6. King Co. Books, Stationery, Kodaks Pbotograpbic Supplies Pocket Books, Picture framing lirt Printing and Engraving The only really up to date printing office in the city with D. N. Zim- mermnnn Sons in charge. Their reputation need! no comment fronm us. Mail orders receive prompt attention. Phones 580. Call us up. 40 East Main Street, Lexington, Ky. F. H. Hulett Contractor for All Kinds of BRICKNVORK Satisfaction guaranteed Your patronage solicited No. 350 North Broadway N z z R. L. JONIES DUALER IN GnROC:ERIES, MEArl: VEGETABILES COUNTRY PRODUCE A SPECIALTY Corner Fourth and Chestnut James M. Byrnes Wholesale Paper Dealer Printer, Stationer Book Bindery Lexington, Ky. A. F. HARTING ...Manufacturing Jeweler Diamonds, Watches Jewelry 22 East Main Lexington, Ky. Watch Work, Optics and Repairing A SPECIALTY I z x 0 c -4 E- X We Sell It Underwear for Men, Women and Children Hosiery for Men, Women and Children Umbrellas from 39c to 5 each Cloaks and Tailor Suits from 3 to 35 Dress Goods and Ribbons and Embroideries Laces and Lace Curtains and a thousand and one Other good things at money-saving prices Hawkins Sweeny Telephone 768 9 West Main Street Chbe Haoland Clarendon Hotel Bar DENNIS J. HICKEY, Propr-ietor Fine Wines, Liquors, and Cigars TEN-YEAR-OLD BOND LILLARD, EIGHT-YEAR- OLD VAN HOOK MY SPECIALTIES 21 North Limestone Street, Fayette Phone 986 Lexington, Ky. HENRY SCHAEFFER DEALER IN l1usic Instruments and Musical Mercbandise 11 SOUTH UPPER ST. LI-:XINGTON, KY. b S . g a g 2 30 g i i i W . g loEC i tF FF ALBERT HOWARD CLARKE 'IIOWARD Contractors for All hinds of Iuildines 206-208 East Main Street Phone 1025 tbe Delicafessen 107 East Main Street LEXINGTON, KY, Fine Bakery Gloods First Class Restaurant Fancy Ices High- Grade Caterers Phone 628 GREO. CLARKE z: i2; I Ay Fert T hvs ff rescri pti ortists WHODESALE AND RETAIL DRUGGISTS UPPER AND SHORT STS. DR. H. B. DAVIS E-4 rJ2 0 SMITH Guns, Ami WATKINS CO. A Carriages Hardware Implements Kit n Etc , tFishing Tackle munition, Etc., Etc. 61-63 EAST SHORT LEXINGTON., Telephone 28. IY41 tF"2sb KY. W w Wo i W i kid kid Wo o W4 ki IP Wo d W d Wo d kb Es- 0 C F-4 E- 0 m 0 -4 Fr- 0 0 E-f Ed1 02 0 E0 0 P04 W. H. Thompson FINE Hlarness AND Saddles Trunks and Traveling Bags 53 East Main Street Telephone 152 Lexington, Ky. rV Fly At Ft I T E: Ft Does everything and more than the 100 machines. Fully guaran- teed. Catalogue free. i POSITIONS FOR STENOGRAPHERS. We also furnish, if desired, with "THE CHICAGO" a complete course of the popular Gregg sys- tem of SHORTHAND taught by mail for 5. Easiest to learn, easiest to write, and the same as taught by leading colleges for 50 and up. Send for letters from those who have secured good positions through this course. For full information address Lexington Bicycle Works 31 North Broadway, LEX=IGTON, KY. - - - - - Es z z z r 0t in4 X C. S. BR:EI9NT GstRAIIN, SEEDS POTATrOES FERTl'ILIZERHS Office and Warehouse 22-24 South Broadway Warehouses 89-101 West Vine Street Lexington, Ky. BER. ET ALLEN ILIVEFRY, FESED AND SALE, STABLE 24 North Limestone Telephone 79 T. -B. MALY CO HARD WARE CUTaLERY ]3ICYCL EMS GU:N AND LOCKSMITHS All, KINDS OF REPAIRING No. 67 East Main Street, LexYgton, Ky. ZM a D Have yt u seen any of our couponb If not, it is because you have not v investigated our plans and seen what your neighbor has done. , We issue two contracts, one paya- ble on the first and fifteenth of each Z month, and one payable on each Monday. Both contracts have passed the Post Office Department at Washing- ton.' , Come in, see our books and you will be welcomed at any time. THE FAYETTE INVESTMENT COMPANY A. G. MOGAN., Soretary, Ro. 3 West Short Street Lexington, Ky. F I Leland fottC ==., SKAINLBROS.,3Props. K == ee- CeveriRoomI Steam fDeated 1sCentrallyjLocated -ri. gh ElectriciLight Vogt Foley Grocers and Produce Merchants, Opera House Block Telephone 177 0HARLES EMOY SMITH POSTMASTER GENix /- .. r myf W M JNO IRSTASSITANT POSATB G RAL ERST END CROCERY STORE 308 EAST MAIN STREET PAT MOONEY, Proprietor Groceries, Fresh 11ats, Vegetables, Etc Game, Fish and Oysters in Season All orders promptly filled and delivered. Phones 301 and 424. .Eng ish Hitcbenr 12 West Short Street Meals to Order, Polite Attention Fine Bar Attached W. S. SHALLENBERGER, SECOND ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENRRAL Hamilton Female College The largest Female College in the South. Every course thorough and complete. For catalogue, terms, etc., address B. C. HAGERMAN, President Lexington, Ky. FRANK R.JARRELL (Successor to EDWARD JARRELL) - S- Manufacturer and Dealer in Heavy Sheet Iron Work and Furnaces. Galvanized Iron Cornices j 0 k I 0S t Steel Ceilings Tin and Slate Roofing Stove Repairs Corner Main and Spring Phones 622 Repairing a Specialty EDWIN C. MADDEN THIRD ASSISTANT IOSTMATR G AL (qMPANY ST. LEXINGTON. KY The above f'ompany is now issuing a fontbly and Weekly Certificate which has been approved by the Post Office Department-one that is PERMANENT, PROGRESSIVE, PROFITABLE Good and reliable lady and gent! emen agents wanted in every lo- cality. Anyone desiring A Safe and Paying Investment will do well to call on or address J. E. RAWLINGS, Sec. and Gen. Mgr. 48 East Short Street, Lexington, Ky. JOS. L. BRISTOW, FOURTH ASSISTANT POSTMASTER GENERAL PENMIANSHIP Is taught at the Lexington Business College by two expirienced teachers who are EXPERT PEN ARTISTS, and teachers of experience with TEACHING ABILITY To take ihie course at the Lexington Business College means the aequirement of a beautiful and rapid business hand. ORPARTICULARS call or send for our 1901-2 Hand Book. I HENRY A. CASTLE, AUDITOR FOR POST OFFICE.DEPARTMENT All First Class Barbers Satisfaction Guaranteed Your Patronage Solicited Hair Cut 25c Shave ioc PHONE 987 MALrTI N BROSa A. W MACHEN, General Superintendent Free Delivery Service Washington, D. C. Pirs. J. D. JONES FINE MILLINERY 23!/2 WEST "AIN ST. .o1B. BAILEY Practical Horse Sboeine flores sent for and Returned Fancy Horses for Sale 49 West Short Street Phone 730 LEXINGTON, kY. Uncle Sam and Claq Ulkin4) Have a cinch on the mail business of Lexington but when it comes to Music and Photo. SuIflies WE ARE IT SEE OUR LINE OF CA1ERAS CENTRAL MUSIC RND RRT CO 49 EAST "AIN STREET GEORGE W. BEAVERS Chief Salary and Allowance Division, Washington, D. C. ------------- i---- b Don't Read This; Unless you have time to think about it. We have been in the GRAIN, HAY and FEED business for the last ten years, and if you are not already a custom r of ours it is because you have never given us an opportunity tin prove that we deserve your patronage. A SINGLE TRIAL IS ALL WE ASK. BLUE GRASS COMMISSION COMPANY (Incorporated) Manufacturers of "Blue Grass" Corn Meal and Cooked Feed Buyers and Sellers of all kinds of OFRAL1N4, H-AY AIND F-M-D CU'STO M GRINDING a specialty. Feed ground to order. Office and w arehouse :01-315 N. Upper St., Lexington, Ky. Both telephones No. 3.50. W. B. TALBERT, Manager tbe Security trust and Safety 0ault gompany OF LEXINGTON, KCNTUCKY Capital 400,00( Surplus and Undivided Profits 107,000 W. It. CASSELL, President JAMES A. HEADLEY, Vice-President C. N. MANNING, Secretary and Treasurer H. M. SKILLMAN, Supt. of Vaults Acts as Trustee, Executor, Guardian, Agent and in all kindred capacities; buys and sells real estate; collects rents and manages property; lends money at current rates on approved security; rents safety boxes in fire and burglar proof vaults: wills kept free of charge. "Put not your trust in money; Put your money in trust." -- -- -- -- - - JAMES T. METCALFE Superintendent Money Order Systemn, Washington, D. C. J. S. POER C. W. BEAN POER BEAN Leading Contractors Oils, D1DALERS IN Paints, Oils, Uarnisbes Window and Mrt 6lass Estimates Furnished on all Classes of Work N. E. Corner LimestoLe and Short Sts. Lexington, Ky. sIaotel Reed" JAS. CONNtOR, Prcpr!etor Rate 2 and 2.50 per Day. Steam Heat and Elevator CENTRALLY LOCATED i Half Square from the Opera Hoise. Your patronage solicited. W. H. LANDVOIGHT Superintendent Registry System, Washii gion, D. C. FARLEY TRANSFER Co 92 and 94 WEST V NE S7REET i " IIAULJC Boilers, Iron Safes, flachinery Stone, Pianos, Furniture and all other Freight that can be hauled TEAMS BY THE HOJR. DAY OR WEEK Phones 201 ALL GOODS AND WORK GUARANTEED kti2or S3'osaert 27anufacturing fewe/er 57 east 2V/ain qSreeta, Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry Reliable Goods, Fair Dealing Bottom Prices CAPI. JAS. E WHITE General Superintendent Railway Mail Service, Washington, D. C. Caatt Decorations Have you any rooms you want papered If you have, come to this store. We make a special effort to please, and seldom fail. It's not to be wondered at, with the assort- ment we have to show and the prices we sell at. Every job right is the law with us. CUNNINGHAM M'DOUCLE Opera House Block NOW OPEN IN FIRST CLASS STYLE Manbattan Cafe and Bowlinq 7A1ley REMICK TONER, Proprietors The Finest and Largest Resort. Finest and Fastest Bowling Alleys in the South. The Public and Transient Bowlers especially invited. Hot Lunch always on hand. No. 12 Nurth Limestone Street, Lexington, Ky. ALEX. GRANr Assis:ait General Su )erinten lent Railwiy Mail Service Washintton, D. C. the 'ii. B."i Saloon If NirtP" Mwill Streot Fine Wines, Liquors, Cigars Fresh Cold Lexington Beer on Tap We invite you to give us a c. I. We hand-e onl) the Be t Goods, and attend promptly to the wanms of our patrons. T. S BLOUNTB WM. BLOUNT BLOUN U B ROS. Zbe Greats Sample Sboe Store 4 WEST MIAIN SThEET Lexington, Ky. Satisfaction Goem With 6very Pair thbcy fit Better, Look Better and Wear Longer Chan any Other Shoe Made 6oo Styles to Select. From Soutbern Mutual investment Co. of Lexinaton, Ielwtucly OLDEST AND LARGEST Investigate the SPECIAL LOAN AND CASH SURRE.N DER It atures of our Certifi- cate. A. SMITH BOWMAN, Secretary and General Manager- K,' D. P. LIEBHART Superintendent Dead Letter Office, Washington, D. C. 7 4I -- as -w -a Pbt8vr r All work of the highest order of -t merit, and at prices within the _ .00- reach of all. Studio established 1864, and in _ successful operation ever since. A4N JVoN.F GEORGE D. SCOTT 4Chief of the Redemption Division, Wazhington, D. C. SHORTHAND Touch Art in Type Writing "Gregg's" Light Line Shorthand as taught at the Lexington Business College continues to displace Pttmanic Systems wherever introduced. 14:1 of our leading colleges have adopted it since January 1. Why Because it combines speed and legibility of longhand and can be learned in about one half the time required with Pittmanic systems Why Because it is up-to-date short hand minus old theoretical red tape. RUFUS B. MERORANT Disbursing Officer, Post Office Department, Waahington, D. C. THE JEFFERSON Guaranty and Surety Co. (Incorporated) invites vour attention to the following statement of its business for the first two months: Our reserve and surplus now amounts to ....29,721.77 We have placed to the credit of certificate- holders in two months .................. 7 26,741 71 We have a full paid capital of 25,000 over and above reserve and surplus, to guard the interests of our patrons. We issue you a fixed interedt-bearing bond, also an accumulative installment bond, which m ill in five years net the holder something over fifty per cent on his principal. Installments fom i to any amount desired can be paid weekly, monthly or in advance, at the op- tion of the holder. You can see from this statement that an invest- ment with "The Jefferson" is not only attractive and profitable, but absolutely safe. Call or write for information to THE JEFFERSON GUARANTY AND SURETY CO. HOME OFFICE 22 NORTH UPPER STREET LEXINGTON, KY. Officials of the Post Office Department. OFFICE OF THE POSTMASTER GENERAL. Postmaster-General--CHARLES EMORY SMITH, Pennsyl- vania. Chief Clerk-BLAIN W. TAYLOR, West Virginia. Private Secretary-CLARENCE E. DAWSON, Maryland. Appointment Clerk-JOHN H. ROBINSON. Mississippi. role Superintendent and Disbursing Clerk-RUFUS B. MER- CHANT, Virginia. Topographer -A. VON HAAKE, New York. The duties of this office are under the immediate super- vision of the Postmaster-General, and relate to the ap- pointment of department employes; the recording of orders promulgated by the Postmaster-General; the fixing of rates for the transmission of government telegrams; the super- vision of the advertising, and management of the general work of the department not otherwise assigned. To it are attached the office of the Topographer, charged with the duty of keeping up the maps in use in the department, with the preparation and publication of new and revised post- route maps, with supplying maps to all branches of the postal service and with furnishing information for the set- tlement of all governmental mileage and telegraph accounts; the office of the Superintendent and Disbursing Clerk, to which is assigned the supervision of all repairs, the care of the public property in and the furnishing of the depart- mental building, and the disbursement of the salaries of the officers and employes of the department. OFFICE OF THE FIRST ASSISTANT POSTMASTER- GENEI4AL. First Assistant Postmaster-General-W. M. JOHNSON, New Jersev Chief Clerk-J. M. MASTEN, Intliana. Division of Post Office Supplies - Superintendent, MICHEAL W. LouiS, Ohio. Division of Post Office Supplies-Assistant Superin- endent, WILLIAM SCHOFIELD. Mississippi. Division of Free Delivery-Superintendent, A. W. MACHEN, Ohio. JOHN J. RILEY, President J. A. EDGE, Treasurer GEO. DENNY, Vice-President C. H. CALLAHAN, Secretary WM. P. PARRISH, Cashier Dbe Lexingtou Real Estate and Savings eom paay Incorl)orated June 27, 1898 ('ommenced businez-s July 1. 1898 ('ertificate approved by the Postal Authorities We Invite State Supervision Originators of the Home Feature of Investment Busi- ness. Receives money on deposit for investment in houses, which we sell to our depositors at a uniform profit of twenty-five per cent. payable in small montly payments, equal to rental. enabling the tenant to become a property owner and the C'ompany to return large dividends to its investors BRANCHES Ashland Lebanon Covington Louisville Richmond Georgetown Frankfort Bowling Green REPOSITORIES Phoenix National Bank, Lexington German Insurance Bank, Louisville Marion National Bank, Lebanon Merchants' National Bank, Ashland Deposit Bank, Frankfort Richmond National Bank, Richmond Citizens' National Bank, Covington A[ENTS WANTED Address C. H. CALLAHAN, Sec. and Gen. Manager. 31 East Short St. Lexington, Ky. LEXINGTON POST-OFFICE Division of Free Delivery-Assistant Superintendent, C. T. McCoy, South Dakota. Superintendent of Salaries and Allowances-GEORGE WT. BEAVERS, -New York. Assistant Superintendent-CCHAS. P. GRANDFIELD, Missouri. Division of Correspondence-Chief, JAMES I-L ASH, Pennsylvania. MNoney-Order System-Superintendent, JAMES T. MET- CALF, Iowa. Money-Order System-Chief Clerk, EDWARD F. KIMx- BALL, Massachusetts. Dead Letter Office-Superintendent, DAVID P. LEIB- HARDT, Indiana. Dead-Lettei Office-Chief Clerk, WARD BURLINGAME, Kansas. To this office have been assigned the Division of Cor- respondence, having charge of the miscellaneous corres- pondence of the department not specially connected with its other offices, and the construction of the postal regula- tions: the Money-Order System, the Superintendent of which has thegeneral supervisionand controlof the Postal Money-Order Sv.,tem throughout the United States, and the International Money Order correspondence with foreign countries: the Dead-Letter Office, to which are assigned all matters relating to the disposition of unmailable, unclaimed and undeliverable matter, both of foreign and domestic origin, the allowance of credit for postage due on undeliv- ered matter. all correspondence relating thereto. The read- justment of salaries of postmasters; change of site of all post offices of the first, second and third classes not located in Government building; allowances for rent, fuel and light, clerk hire and miscellaneous expenditures are considered in the Division of Salaries and Allowances. To it is at- tached the Division of Free Delivery, having in charge the preparation of cases for the inauguration of the system in cities, the appointment of letter carriers and the regulation of allowances for incidental expenses, as well as the gen- eral supervision of the free-delivery system throughout the United States. The Division of Post Office Supplies furnishes the necessary books and blanks for postal busi- ness (except money-order books and blanks), marking and rating stamps, canceling ink and ink-pads, letter balances and scales, wrapping paper and twine to offices of which the gross receipts are one hundred dollars and upward. Stationery and printed facing slips are furnished to first and second class post offices only; plain facing slips are supplied to third and fourth class offices. 212 State College of Kentucky The Agricultural and Mechanical (State College) College of Ken- tucky offers the following courses of study, viz: Agricultural, Horti- cultural, Chemical, Biological, Mathematical, Norma Sehool, Classical, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering. each of which extends over four years and leads to a degree Post-graduate courses of study are also provided, leading each to a master's degree. Each course of study is organized under a se parate faculty. The general faculty numbers more than thir ty professors and instructors. County appointees receive tuition, room rent in dormitories, fuel and lights, and if they remain ten months, traveling expenses. The laboratories and museums are large, well equipped, comprehen- sive and modern. The last legislature appropriated 30,000 for a college home for young women and 30,000 for drill hall and gymnasium for men. Military tactics and science are fully provided for and required by Congresss. Graduates from the several courses of study readily find excellent positions and liberal renumeration. The demand is largely in excess of the ability of the college to su pply. For catalogues, methods of obtaining appointments, information re- garding courses of study and terms of admission, apply to JAMES K. PATTERS(ON. Ph. D.. LL D., President. Or to PROF. V. B. MUNCY, Business Agent, LI:XiNGTON, Ky. Fall term begins Sept. II, 1901. Union Savings Bank Incorporated Is a Savings Bank for Everybody Pays Interest on Time Deposits Loans Money on First Mortgage on Real Estate Transacts a General Banking Business Call at Bank, 60 East Short Street, Lexington, Ky., and get one of our auxiliary savings banks. They are little safes, nickel plated. steel boxes, with thee tumbler locks. The bank has arranged to loan them, free of charge, to its depositors or to anyone who will deposit 2 with us. WVI C FtS GEORGE DENNY, President ASA DODGEVice-Pr-esident J. D. HINTON, Cashier J. D. HARMON, Asst. Cashier DIREc ross-George Denny, Asa Dodge, J. D. Hinton, John Faig, V. E. auncy, J. D. Harmon. 2LEXINGTON POST OFFICE OFFICE OF THE SECOND ASSISTANT POSTMIASTER- GENERAL. Second Assistant Postmaster-General-W. S. SHAL- LENBERGER, Pennsylvania. Chief Clerk - GEORGE F. STONE, New York. Superintendent Railway Adjustments-JAMES H. CREW, Ohio. Division of Inspection-Chief, JAMES B. COOK, Mary- land. Division of Mail Equipment-Chief, THOMAS P. GRA- HAM, New York. Contract Division-Chief. E. P. RHODERICK, Illinois. Foreign Mails-Suptrintendent, N. M. BROOKS, Vir- ginia. Foreign Mail s-Chief Clerk, ROBERT L. MADDOX, Ken- tucky. Railway Mail Service General Superintendent, JAMES E. WHITE, Illinois. Railway Mail Service-Assistant General Superin- tendent, ALEXANDER GRANT, Michigan. Railway Mail Serv-ce-Chief Clerk, JOHN WV. HOLLI- DAY, Ohio. To this offi.-e is assigned the business of arranging the mail service of the United States and placing the same under contract, embracing all correspondence and pro- ceedings respecting the frequency of trips, mode of convey- ance, and times of departures and arrivals on all the routes; the course of the mails between the different sections of the country, the points of mail distribution, and the regula- tions for the government of the domestic mail service of the United States. It prepares the advertisements for mail proposals, receives the bids, and has charge of the general and miscellaneous mail lettings, and the adjustment and execution of the contracts. Applications for mail service or change of mail arrangements and for all messengers should be sent to this office. All claims should be sub- mitted to it for transportation service. From this office all postmasters at the end of the routes receive the state- ment of mail arrangements prescribed for the respective routes. It reports to the Auditor all contrasts executed and all orders affecting the accounts for mail transporta- tion: prepares the statistical exhibts of the mail service. The rates of pay for the transp-irti'ion of the mails on railroad routes. according to the amount and character of the service, are adjusted by this office. It also directs the weighing of the mails on the same, and authorizes new ser- vice on railro3d routes. The procuring and furnishing of 214 We'll Send it to You... Your orders for anything that we handle Drugs Toilet Articl s, Perfumes, Chamois Skins, Chemicals, Sundties will be faithfully looked after and sent to you. If in town by bicy- cle; if in the country, by rural delivery. i rescriptions a specialty. COOPER'S DRUG STORE Phone 459 Main and Broaeway GENUINE CLOSING OUT SALE 10,000 Stock Furniture The very best manufacturers' make. Choice new goods. Come while the stock is complete and get them at wholesale prices. LEXINGTON FURNITURE COMPRNY W. R. GIBBS, Proprietor Nerr Lexington Post Oflice 123 Eist Main Street cakeview J/ower JStore 51 East Alain Street 2esigns, Cat 3;/owes, soddin Pl0ants Palms, ecorations, etc. We Guarantee Satisfaction. Give us a Call. Store Phone 401. Greenhouse Phone 432 P. 0. Box 446 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE mail locks and keys, and mail bags is also in charge of this office. To it belongs the Division of Inspection. to which is assigned the duty of receiving and inspecting the monthly registers of arrivals and departures, reporting the performance of mail service: also special reports of failures or delinquencies on the part of mail contractors or their agents, and of noting such failures or delinquen- cies, and preparing cases of fines or deductions by reason thereof: of preparing the correspondence growing out of re- ports of failures or delinquencies in the transportation of the mails: of reporting to the Auditor for the Post Office Department, at the close of each quarter, by ce tificate of inspection. the fact of performance or non-performance of contract mail service, noting therein such fines or deduc- tions as may have been ordered; of authorizing the pay- ment of all employes of the railway mail service: also the payment of such acting employes as may be employed by this office through the Superintendent of Rai'way Mail Service in cases of emergency, and of authorizing the Auditor to credit postmasters with sums paid by them for such temporary service: and such other duties as may be necessary to secure a faithful performance of the mail ser- vice. To this office has also been assigned the Foreign Mail Service, having charge of all foreign postal arrangements and correspondence connected with the Foroign Mail Ser- vice and the supervision of the Ocean Mail-Steamship Ser- vice-including the dipatch of mails for foreign countries. The instruction of postmasters in all matters pertaining to to the treatment of articles of mail matter sent to or re- ceived from foreign countries devolves upon this office, under the direction of the Second Assistant Postmaster General, as well as the decision of all questions arising under the provisions of the Postal Conventions with for- eign countries. RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE. When the general public or officers or employes of the Post Offlce Department have cause to complain of irregu- larities in the receipt or dispatch of mails. they should ad- dress the Division Superintendent of Railway Mail Ser- vice in charge of the divis on in which they reside, as shown by the assignment given below. It will materially assist the officers of the Department in making a thorough investigation, if all the envelopes covering delayed letters are enclosed at time complaint is made. FIRST DIvIsION-Comprising the New England States. Office of Superintendent, Boston, Mass. 216 6EerR UWas a Time When not much attention was paid to a man's shirt or his collar, but to-day to be well dressed Your Linen flust be Well Laundered Our superior work has been pleasing the most fastidious, and you should enjoy the same pleasure. We wash all our garments CLEAN by the most approved Process, tint and starch them perfectly, and our finish is a real creation of art. After you have tried our work, you cannot be satsfied with any other. II. Laundry 51-53 West Main Street T. ALEXANDER Staple and Fancy Groceries Fresh Fish and Oysters Cigars and Tobacco Cor. Vine and Upper Telephone 240 J. T. CLAY SONS New Cheap Cash Grocery Fresh Fish and Oysters by Walter Snowden First Class Goods, Lowest Prices, Free Delivery 19 South Upper Street LEXINGTON POST OFFICE SECOND DIvIsIoN-Comprising New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Accomac and Northampton Counties, Virginia. Office of Superintendent, New York, N. Y. THIRD DIVISION-Comprising Maryland (excluding the Eastern Shore, Virginia (excepting Accomac and Northampton Counties). West Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia. Office of Superintendent, Washington, D C. FOURTH DIVISION-Comprising South Carolina. Georgia, Florida, Alabama. Mississippi and Louisana East of the Mississippi River. Office of Superintendent, Atlanta, Georgia. FIFra DivisIoN-Comprising Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Office of Superintendent, Cincinnati. Ohio. SITH DINISION-Coinprising Illinois. Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming and the "Black Hills" Dis- trict of South Dakota. Office of Superintendent, Chicago, Illinois. SEVENTH DivisioN-Comprising Missouri, Kansas, Colo- rado and New Mexico. Office of Superintendent, St. Louis, Mo. EIGHTH DIVISION-Comprising California, Nevada, Ore- gon. Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Utah and Washington. Office of Superintendent. San Francisco, Cal. NINTH DIVISION-Comprising the Through Mails via Buffalo, Suspension Bridge, Toledo, and Detriot: the Lines of the Lake Shore and Michigan Soutbern Rail- road and the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Office of Superintendent, Cleveland, Ohio. TENTH DIVISION-Comi rising Wisconsin, Northern Pen- insula of Michigan. Minnesota. North Dakota, South Dakota (excluding the '-Black Hills" District,, and Mon- tan a. Office of Superintendent, St. Paul, Minn. ELEVENTH DIVISION-Comprising Arkansas, Indian Ter- ritory, Oklahoma Territory, Texas and Louisiana, West of the Mississ- ippi River. Office of Superintendent, Fort Worth, Texas. 218 Our Obliging Carrier Boys Have given us all necessary information pertaining to Uncle Sam's mails in this book, and so obliging are they that we have been granted this space for the purpose of telling their friends, whom are everybody that we can furnish at lowest prices, consistent with good work and quality, everything for Cemetery and Lawn Decorations and Memorials We invite you to call and see what we have and can and can get for you Respectfully, LEXINGTON MONUMENT CO. W. C. SCOTT, President and Secretary B. F. SLOAN, Business Manager LEXINGTON BOTTLING WORKS M. BENCKART, Proprietor Manufacturer of Superior ginger Ale Wholesale Dealer in all kinds of Wines, Liquors, Cigars and Tobacco Agent for Moerlin's Cincinnati Beer Sole Agent for Genuine Blue Lick Water Best Brands of Old Whiskies in Bottles Complete stock of Mineral Waters Office and Factory 37-39 Third street and 136 Upper St. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE OFFICE OF THE THIRD ASSISTANT POSTMASTER- GENERAL. Third Assistant Postmaster General-EDWIN C. MAD- DEN, Michigan. Chief Clerk-CLARENCE H. BUCKLER. Maryland. Finance Division-Chief. A. W. BINGHAM. Michigan. Postage Stamp Division-Chief, JAMES H. REEvE, New York. Classification Division-Chief, H. A. KELLY, Kansas. Registry System-Superintendent, WM. H. LANDVOIGT; District of Columbia. Registry System-Assistant Stiperintendents, EDWIN SANDS, Eastern District; HARWOOD M. BACON, Middle District: ROBERT B. MUNDELLE, Southern District; and JAMES O'CONNELL. Western District. Division of Files, Mail, etc.-Principal Clerk, E. S. HALL, Vermont. Redemption Division-Chief, GEORGE D. SCOTT, New York. Postage Stamp Agent-JOHN P. GREEN. Ohio. Postal Card Agent-EDGAR H. SHOOK, Piedmont, West Virginia. Stamped Envelope Agent-CHARLES H. FIELD, Hart- ford, Connecticut. This office is charged with the duty of issuing drafts and warrants in payment of balances reported by the Aud- itor to be due to mail contractors or other persons; the superintendence of the collection of revenue at post offices; and the accounts between the Department and Treasurer and Assistant Treasurers of the United States and specially designated depositories of postal funds. It is also charged with the duty or preparing instructions for the guidance of postmasters respecting registered matter, and with the gen- eral control and manaagemant of the registry system. To it is attached the Division of Postage Stamps, Stamped Envelopes and Postal Cards, having charge of the issuing or postage stamps, stamped envelopes, newspaper wrap- pers and postal cards, and the supplying of postmasters with envelopes for their official use and registered package envelopes. The agencies having the supervision of the manufacture of postage stamps, stamped envelopes and postal cards are also under the direction of this office. This office is also charged with the consideration of questions relating to the classification of mail matter and the rates of postage, the entry of second-cl ass publications and correspondence relating thereto. The Special Delivery System also comes under this office. 220 LEXINGTON MRCHINE WORKS All Kinds of Machinery Made and Repaired Engnes, Stationary and Portab'e, Saw Mill Machinery, Printing Presses. Etc. Spe- cial Tools for Grinding Horse and Barber Clippers. JOS. T- MItV1 INS, S Proprietor I4 West Vine Street R. A. DOWNING Finest Livery Rigs in Lexington Private office for ladies, with all convenierces at'acbed. Special attention to country trade. Wedings, c., sup- plied with fine rubber tired carriages Both Phones 100 22 to 26 East Vine Street, Lexington, Ky. 1ll tbe Latest Novelties in fime AIillery MRES V. N. GARDNER 63 6ast Main Street Lexington, Kv. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE OFFICE OF THE FOUPTHfASSISTANTPOSTMASTER- GENERAL. Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General--J. L. BRISTOW, Kansas Chief Clerk-MERRITT 0. CHANCE, Illinois. Division of Appointments-Chief, CARTER B. KEENE, Maine. Division of Bonds and Commissions-Chief, CHRISTIAN B. DICKEY, Ohio. Division of 1P. 0. Inspectors and AMail Depredations- Chief P. 0. Inspector, WILLIAM E. COCHRAN, Colorado. Chief Clerk-EMANUEL SPEICH, Nebraska. To this office is assigned the duty of preparing all cases for the establishment. dhicontintiance and change of name of all p)ost offices and change of site of fourth-class post offices; of the appointment 0! all postmasters and the correspondence incident thereto: also the duty of record- ing appointments of postmasters, of entering and filinfg their bonds and approving the same for the Postmaster- General, and of issuing their commissions. To this office is also assigned the general supervision, through the chief Post Office Inspector, of the work of Division Inspectors and Inspectors in the field; and of the work of the Division of Post Office Inspectors and mail depredations; also the preparation and issue of cases for investigation, including all matters relating to depredations upon the mails or losses therein, and of complaints relating to mail matter passing between the United States and foreign countries and across the territory of the United States from one for- eign country to another, and of the preparation of all cor- respondence, foreign and domestic, connected with the same. The office is also charged with the keeping of the records and preparing statistics of the inspecting force; with an examination, for the Postuaster-General, of the accounts of inspectors for allowance before their submis- sion to the Auditor (not including accounts of Assistant Superintendents of the Railway Mail Service, holding commissions as post office inspectors), and the keeping of the Department accounts of expenditures in this service. It is also charged with the custody of money and property collected or received by inspectors and the preparation of cases for orders for the restoration thereof to the owners or other proper parties. This office also performs such other duties as are from time to time assigned to it by the Postmaster-General. 22 the Proctor Coal Company Ineorpor.ted JELLICO Acknowledged to be the Best Coal Sold in Lexington Yards Corner Georgetown Street and K. C. Railroad 'relel)hone 2:39 J. "flub" Protber General Newsdealer and Stationer Sole Agent for Courier-Journal, Louisville Times, Phys.ical Culture, etc. 130 East Main Street II. N. JOHNSO:N FIRE IFNSIJRAINCE Prompt-paying Reliable Companies 9 North Broadway Both Phones 500 Lexington, Ky. LEXINGTON PO3T OFFICE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR THE POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT. Assistant Attorney-General-JAMES N TYNER, In- diana. Assistant Attorney-GEo. A. C. CHRISTIANCY, Neb- raska. To this office are referred, when deemed advisable by the Postmaster-General or the heads of the several offices of the Department. questions concerning the construction of the laws which may arise in the administration of the business of the Department. It is also charged with the consideration of recommendations made bv the Auditor for the compromise of fines, penalties, etc., under Section 409 of the Revised Statutes, and the claims of postmasters for reimbursement on account of loss of money-order and postal funds, postage stamps aid other Governm4 nt prop- erty by fire, burglary. or other unavoidable casualty. Applicaiions for pardon, and all correspondence re- lating to suits, prosecutions. etc., from the Departm-nt of Justice are referred to this office; and appeals to the Post- master-General from the decisions of the Assistant Post- masters-General are usually referred to the Assistant At- torney for examination and opinion upon the legal ques- tioos involved. Violations of the Postal Laws, against lotteries and other similar enterprises, and all schemes carried on through the mails to defraud, are examined by this office and recommendations for issuance of fraud orders made to the Postmaster-General. OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR FOR THE POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT. Auditor-HENRY A. CASTLE, Minnesota. Deputy Auditor-NOLEN L. CHEW, Indiana. Chief Clerk-JOHN B. SLEMAN, Illinois. Law Clerk-D. N. FENTON, Indiana Disbursing Clerk-B. W. HOLMAN, Wisconsin. Collecting Division-Chief, ARTHUR CLEMENTS, Mary- land. Bookkeeping Division-Chief, DAVID W. DUNCAN, Pennsylvania. Pay Division-Chief, A. M. MCBATH, Tennessee. Inspecting Division-Chief, B. A. ALLEN, Kansas. Checking and Assorting Division-Chief, R. M. JOHN- SON, Indiana. 224 MIILLER BROS. SELL ONLY 8000 CLOTHES AT CLOTHING5STORE CEJE MYERS i9 and 21 West Main St. Dry Goods, Notions, Cloaks, Furs Ladies' Ready-made Suits and Separate Skirts Underwear, Hosiery, Corsets A full and complete line of Domestic Goods at the very lowest prices. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Foreign Division-Chief, D. N. BURHANK. New York. ReeQrding Division--Chief, M. M. HOLLAND. Distriet of Columbia. This is a bureau of the Treasury Department to which is assigned the duty of auditing the accounts of the Post- office Department. including those of postmasters, mail contractors. and its other agents or employes. Abbreviations of Names of States and Territories. Abbreviations poorly written are often misread It is better to write the name of the State in full. The Post Of- fice Department authorizes arnd recognizes the following abbreviations of States and territories: Alabama ....... . ..... Ala. Montana ...... .... Mont. Alaska Territory..Alaska. Nebraska . Nebr. Arizona .Ariz. Nevada .Nev. Arkansas.Ark. New Hampshire . N. H. California .......... Cal. New Jerse.N '. J. Colorado. Colo. New Mexico Ter ..N. Mex. Connecticut........ Conn. New Y ark N. Y. Delaware ........ Del. I 'ist. of Columbia ... . D. C. Florida........ Fla. .North Carolina.... N. C. Georgia ........ Ga. North Dakota..... N. Dak. Idaho.. Idaho Ohio .... . Ohio Illinois.... Ill.. Oklahoma Ter .... Ok]a. T. Indiana.... Ind. Oregon . ........ Oregon IndiarnTerritory Ind. T. Pennsylvania .Pa. Iowa .............. Iowa Rhode Island .. . R. I. Kansas.......... Kans. South Carolina... S. C. Kentucky ......... .. Ky. South Dakota ... S. Dak. Louisana........... La. Tennessee... Tenn. Maine.......... Me. Texas ... Tex. Maryland .......... Md. Utah ........ ......... Utah Massachusetts...... Mass. Vermont... Vt. Michigan.. ich. Virginia... Va. Minnesota . ......... Minn. Washington ........ Wash. Mississippi .......... Miss. West Virginia ..... W. Va. Missouri .......... Mo. Wisconsin ............ Wis Wyoming ............ Wyo. 226 J. T. Vance Stoves, Ranges and Furnaces Kitchen Novelties Roofing, Guttering, and Furnace Work Repairs for Stoves and Ranges All Work Warranted 20 West Main St. Telephone i90 E. S. DeLONG SON, Real Estate Agency FIRE INSURANCE ESTATES MANAGED No. 5 Cheapsiee Phone 432 Classification of Domestic Mail Matter. Domestic mail m otter includes all matter deposited in the mails fur local delivery or transmission from one place to another within the United States (and between the United States and its island possessions), and is divided into four classes: First-Written and sealed matter, postal cards and private mailing cards. Second-Periodical publications. Third--Miscellaneous printed matter (on paper). Fourth-All matter not included in previous classes, such as merchandise, etc Porto Rico and Hawaii are included in the term "United States," and the island of Guam, the Philippine Archipelago and Tutuila (including all adjacent islands of the Samoan Group which are possessions of the United States, are included in the term "Ishind Possessions." The domestic rate of postage also extends to all matter ad- dressed to points in Cuba. FIRST-CLASS MATTER. Definition of First-C]ass Matter - Written matter, namely, letters, postal cards, private mailing cards and all matter wholly or partly in writing, whether sealed or un- -sealed .except manuscript copy accompanying proof-sheets (or corrected proof-sheets of the same). All matter sealed or otherwise closed against inspection is also of the first- (class. Typewriting (with carbon or letter-press copies thereof) is held to be an equivalent of handwriting and is classed as such in all cases. Rates of Postage on First-Class Matter-On letters and other matter, wholly or partly in writing, except the writing specially authorized to be placed upon matter of other classes, and on sealed matter or matter otherwise closed against inspection, two cents an ounce or fraction thereof. On postal cards, one cent-each, the price for which they are sold. Private mailing cards bearing written messages, pro- vided they conform to the regulations Prescribed under the Act of May 19. 1898, one cent each (domestic), two cents each (Postal Union). CARPETS CLEANED THE NEW WAY Does not tear the nap nor wear the carpet. It cleans the carpet evenly all over and removes all dirt. moth and moth eggs. It refreshes the carpet, removes all odors and leaves it like new The ma- chine does not beat the carpet, but it is cleaned by falling as the cylinder revolves, and a blast fan carries away the dust Lexington Carpet Cleaning Works J. W. KELLEY, Proprietor West Fourth Street, near Jefferson FRED LUIGART Dealer in Fancy and Staple Groceries Fine Wines and Liquors Corner Vertner Avenue and Third Sts. BIGGEST STORE IN LFXINGTON Clothiers, Hatters, Furnishers Trunks, Grips, Rubber Clothing 8 and io West Main Street Sole Agents Jaro's Hygienic Underwear Sole Agents Dunlap Hats. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE On "drop letters," two cents an ounce or fraction thereof, when mailed at Setter-carrier offices, or at offices where Rural Deliverv Service has been established, and one cent for each ounce or fraction thereof at offices where free delivery by carrier is not established There is no "drop" rate on third or fourth-class mat- ter: the postage on which is uniform, whether addressed for local deliverv or transmission in the mails. PAYMENT OF POSTAGE ON FIRST-CLASS MATTER. The rules of the statutes is full prepayment by stamps affixed. The exceptions to this rule are as follows: First-class matter not exceeding four pounds in weight will de dispatched if one full rate-two cents in stamps be affixed, and the residue of the postage will be rated up at the mailing office and collected of the addressee before delivery. As an exception to the rule of prepayment, letters of soldiers, sailors and marines in the service of the United States may be transmitted unpaid, when marked 'Soldier's letter," "Sailor's letter, " or "Marine's letter, " as the case may be, and the postage at single rates only will be col- lected on delivery. Letters, prepaid one cent only, can not be sent by mail from one office to thepostmaster at another for distribution, in a package on which the bulk postage is paid at the letter rate. Eac. letter must be prepaid at the regular first-class rate Postage Due; When to be Collected-When mail matter of the first class not cxc eding four pounds in weight, is prepaid one full rate two cents-it shall be dispatched to its destination charged with such amount of postage as mav be due to be collected OD delivery. No article of mail matter (except free matter) on which prepayment in full has not been made can be delivered until the deficient postage has been paid. Double Postage If any mail matter on which by law the postage is required to be prepaid at the mailing offlce shall, through inadvertence reach its destination without any prepayment, double the prepaid rates shall be charged; but if part payment is made only the actual deficiency in postage shall be collected on deliverv. For postage due and to be collected on short-paid or unpaid matter inadvertently dispatched or forwarded post- age due stamps are used. which the postmaster at the office of destination is required to affix and cancel before deliv- erv of the matter. Postmasters can not lawfully accept postage stamps in 23B0 Fine Shoes JOHN W. LANCA-,TER, Manager Southeast corner Main and Mill Streets PIANO EXCELLENCE We will satisfy you in quality of tone, beauty of case and and durabil.ty 3o to 1oo Saved If you will see us befor' buying. Hazelton, Geo. Stck Co. Cono- ver, Schubert, Smith Barnes, Wellington, Decker Son, Cable, Kingsbury, Willard, Crescent. Cash or eJsv terms. MONTENEGRO-RIEHM MUSIC COMPRNY J. S. REED, Manager 133 East Main Street Lexington, Ky. J. H. WIEHL SON Furniture, Carpets, rlattings Rugs and Window Shades 4/ and 6 East Main Street, Lexingt n, Ky. Undertakers and Embalmers Fayette Telephone i22 East Tennessee Telephone 2t3 LEXINGTON POST OFFICB payment of postage remaining due on letters. The amount due must invariably be paid in ca h. ARTICLES INCLUDED IN FIRST-CLASS MATTER. The following named articles are among those subject to the- first class rate of postage: Assessment notices printed) with amount due written therein, 2 cen.s per ounce. Albums autograph) containing written matter, 2 cents per ounce. Blank books with written entries: bank checks filled out in writing, either cancelled or uncancelied, 2 cents per ounce. Blank forms, filled out in writing, 2 cents per ounce. Cards or letters Sprinted) bearing a written or marked date, where the date is not the date of the cat d, but gives information as to when the sender will call, or deliver something otherwi e re erred to, or is the date Ahen some- thing will occur or is acknowledged to have been received, etc., unless presented for mailing at postoffice, or other depository designated by the postmaster, in a minimum of twentv identical copies separate'y addressed, when they will be mailable at the third class rate of pous!age, 2 cents per ounce. Cards (printed, so prepared that by attaching a sig- nature thereto they are converted into personal communi- cations, such as receipts. orders for articles furinished by addressee, etc. Cards (postal) remailed, wholly or partly in writing. Qcrds, (visiting) b aring written nane. except single cards inclosed with third or fourth class matter, and bear- ing the name of the sencer. C(ertill ates, chcks, receipts. eta., filled out in writing. Communicatilo s entirely in print-with exception of name of sender-sent in identical terms by many persons to the same address. Copy (man isCrip', or typewritten unaccompanied by proof-she ets Diplomas, marriage or ott er certificates, filled out in writing. Drawings or plans contain ng written woi ds. letters or figures, indicating size-. pr ce, 4iimensions, etc. Ens eluoes b al i g writt. n addresses. Hand or type-wrItMen matter and letter-press or mani- fold carbon) c ipies thereof. ImitatioLs or rep roductions of hand or to pewritten matter not mailed at the pobt office in a minimum number W23 LKXI NGTON Lumber and Mfg. Co. Incorporated (MCO QCFM IC-K'S) Rough and Dressed Lumber Sash, Doors, Blinds, Flooring Weatherboarding, Ceiling, Posts Fencing, Pickets, Verandas Shingles, Lath Rubberoid Roofing Building Paper Dry Tilin Best ill the City Planinig Miill Complete Stairways, Office Fixtures Telephone Booths, Panel Work Screen Doors, Etc. LOWEST PR:CES We guarantee tatisfaction Yards and Planing Mill East Main and C. and 0. Railway. Fayette or Cumberland Phone 156 LEXINGTON FOST CFFICE of twenty pe. ectly identical copies lo separa-e addresses. Letters (old or remailed i. sent singly or in bulk. Alaausvript or typewritten copy, when not accompanied by proof-sheets. Marriage ceitifi ates filled out in writing. Old letters re nailed, sent singly or in bulk. Original typewritten matter and manifold or letter- press copies thereof. Plans and dvawing4.contiining written words, letters or figures. indicating, size, price, dimensions, etc. Postal cards or private mailing cards -wholly or part- lv in writing-remailed Price lists 'printed, containing written figures chang- ing individual items Receipts (printed with written signatures Remailed postal cards or private mailing cards, wholly or partly in writing. Sealed matter of any class, or matter so wrapped as not to be easily examined, except original packages of proprietary articles of merchandise pet up so that each package may be examined in its simplest mercantile form, and seeds and other articles that may be inclosed in sealed transparent envelopes SLenographic or shorthand notes. TypewrItten matter, original letter-press and manifold qopies thereof. Unsealed written communications. Visiting cards (written), except single cards inclosed with third or fourth-class matter, and bearing the name of the sender. DEFINITION OF SECOND-CLASS MATTER - SUB- SCRIPTION PUBL'CATIONS. Subscription publications include all newspapers and other periodical publications, which are issued at stated intervals, and as frequently as four times a year. which bear a date of issue, and are numberea consecutively, are issued from a known office of publication, are formed of printed paper sheets, without board, cloth, leather or other substantial binding. To be ent tled to entry in this class, such publications must be originated and published for the dissemination of information of a public cbarac- ter, or devoted to literature, the sciences, art, or some special industry, and must have a legitimate list of sub- scribers, and must not be designed primarily for adver- tising purposes, or for free circulation or circulation at nominal rates. 34 SAFE. CONSERVATIVF PROGRESSIVE. .XCes... AMES RICAN INVE'STM ENTr COIN IAN-Y LEXINGTON. KY. Incorporited 1898 Capital Stock- - - 25,000 Surplus and Reserve - 125,000 Total Paid Coupon Holders 200,000 HOW DOES THIS STRIKE YOU We are only two years old We have 125,oao in Surplus and Reserve We have paid nearly a quarter of a million dollars to c Eup)n hold.rs We write the best contract on the market We have the largest income of any invest- ment company in existence UUMUU UMMMUMUUUUMU ,"Mm I mm mm M LEXINGTON POST OFFICE A "newspaper" is defined to be a publication issued at stated intervals of not longer than one week for the dis- semination of current news. whether it be of general or special character, and having the characteristics of second- class matter prescribed by statute. A "period'cal" is a publication not embraced within the above definition of a newspaper, issued at stated intervals as frequently as four times a year, and having the characteristics of second- class matter prescribed by statute. A Known Office of Publication.-"A known office of publication is a public office for the transaction of the bus- iness of the newspaper or periodical. where orders may be received for subscriptions and advertising during the usual business hours, and this office must be shown by the pub- lication itself. In large towns the street and number must be given. A post office box is not a known office of publi- cation. Newspapers and periodicals may have more than one office for the transaction of business, but can be entered and mailed as second-class matter at but one. This office must be designated by the publisher, and must be placed first and given greater prominence in all printed notices relative to the places of publication. Transient Second-C'lasi Matter-Are newspapers and periodicals of the second-class, when sent by others than the publishers or news agents. RATES OF POSTAGE ON SECOND-CLASS MATTER. The rate of postage on second-class matter when sent by the publisher thereof, and from the office of publica- tion, including sample copies, or when sent from a news agency to actual subscribers thereto, or to other news agents, is one cent a pound or fraction thereof, except when addressed to actual subscribers residing within the county of publi ation or deposited in a letter-carrier office for local delivery by its carriers. Publicationsof the second class, one copy only to each actual subscriber residing in the county where the same are printed. in whole or in part and published, shall go free through the mails: but the same shall not be delivered at letter-carrier offices, or distributed by carriers, unless postage is paid thereon at the rate of one cent per pound, or fractional part thereof. Second-class publications addressed to a letter-carrier office. other than that of publication, although published within the county, are subject to postage at the rate of one cent a pound, which entitles them to delivery by the car- riers. 2's UNION BARBER SHOP M. R. MM1SSICK S3-IVI NQG PA 2sO Shave 10 Cents flair Cut 25 Cents II Norih Limestone Lexington, Ky. Only First-class Workmen Employed E. CLARK KIDD Importer and Dealer in China, Glass, Cutlery House Furnishing Goods 65 East Main street Lexington, Ky. James J. Byrnes THE PRINTER 29 NORTH MILL STREET Second door from Short. More room and better facilities to do your Printing at the lowest possible prices. Give me a trial. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Weekly newspapers, when deposited by the publisher or news agent in a letter carrier office. for delivery by car- riers. or otherwise. are subject only to the rate of one cent a pound or fraction thereof. The rate of postage on newspapers (excepting weeklies) and on periodicals not exceeding two ounces in weight, when deposited in a letter-earrier office by publishers or news agents for delivery by its carriers, is uniform at one cent each; on periodicals wveighing more than two ounces, two cents each. Newspapers and periodicals. when deposited by the publisher or news agent in a letter-carrier office for general or box deliverv, are subject to postage at the rate of one cent a pound: when deposited by other than publishers or news agents. for general or box delivery, the rate is one cent for four ounces or fractional part thereof. The rate of postage on newspapers and periodical pub- lications of the second class when sent bv other than the publisher or news agent, to any place in the United States, its island possessions, Canada or Mexico, is one cent for each four ounces or fractional part thereof, without regard to place of mailing or destination. Rural Free Delivery does not affect rates of postage on second-class matter. PAYMENT OF POSTAGE ON SECOND-CLASS MATTER On Second-Class Matter-When sent by the publishers or news agents at the pound rate, the postage must be pre- paid in money. When second-class matter is deposited in a letter- carrier office for delivery by its carriers, the postage, at the rate specified. must be prepaid by ordinary postage stamps affixed On second-class matter, sent by others than publishers or news agents, the postage must be fully prepaid by post- age stamps affixed. It is recommended that publishers of second-class mat- ter print in a conspicuous place in their publications a statement of the fact of entry and the amount of postage on single copies-wrapped in ordinary manner-when mailed byvothers than the publishers or news agents. No newspapers shall be received to be conveyed by mail unless they are sufficiently dried and enclosed in proper wrappers. The wrappers should be such that they can be easily removed without destroying them or injuring their inclosures. If the wrappers can not be easily re- moved ohe matter is liable to postage at the first-class rate. The limit of weight does not apply to second-class matter mailed at the second-class rate of postage, or at the rate of one cent for eaoh four ounces. 238 CORRECT IDEAS, STYLES AND PATTERNS China, Cut Glass, Bric-a-Brac Dinner and Toilet Ware Complete and Varied Line of Table. Glassware and Plated Ware SMITH CHICK Phone 675 97 EAST MAIN ST. __ GRAVE8, COX CO. Umcormorated Clothiers, Tailors Hatters, Furnisbers White Hllal LEXINGTON, KY. AG[NTS IHANAN SHfOE8 W. J. Smithl Wbolesale Liquor Dealer Supply yourself with the very best Domestic and Imported Liquors, Fine Old Blackberry, Im- ported Sherry Wine and Ur fermented Grape Juice Also the famous Old Joe and Zeo, strictly hand- made, sour mash Anderson County Whiskies and 12 year old ,An. Tarr. Get prices at corner Limestone and Vine. Phone i89. LEXiNGTON POST OFE[ICE DEFINIT[ON OF THIRD-CLASS MATTER. Books, circulars, pamphlets and other matter wholly in print (not included in second-class matter), proof- sheets, corrected and manuscript copy accompanying the same. 'Printed Matter" is defined to be the reproduction up- on paper by any process except that of hand or typewrit- ing, or letter-press or manitold copies the reof, of any words, letters. characters. tigures, or images, or of any combination thereof, not having the character of an ac- tual personal correspondence. Reproductions or imitations of hand or typewritten matter, in order to be accepted as printing, must be mailed at the pobt office window. or other depository designated by the postmaster, in a minimum number of twenty identi- cal copies, separately addressed. Hand-stamped imprints or additions of a general char- acter a, e third-class matter, but when they appear to be personal, must be mailed at the post office in a minimum of twenty identical copies separately addressed to be en- sitled to the third-class rate of postage. A "Circular" is defined by statute to be "A printed letter, which, according to internal evidence. is being sent in identical terms to several persons, " and does not lose its character as such by writing therin the date, name of the addressee or of the sender. or of the correction of mere typographical errors; but the writing of a name, date or anything else in the body of the communication to com- plete its sense or convey special information will subject it to first-class postage. Unsealed Correspondence of the Blind.-All letters written in point print or raised characters used by the blind, when unsealed, are transmitted through the mails as third-class matter. Seeds, Bulbs, Roots, scions and Plants are, by the Act of July 24, 1888, also mailable at the third-class rate of postage. Under this head are included samples of wheat or other grain in its natural condition; seeding potatoes, beans, peas. Not, however, samples of flour, rolled oats, pearled barley, or other cereals which can only be used as articles of food; or cut flowers, dried plants, and botani- cal specimens, not susceptible of being used in propaga- tion; or foreign seeds (such as the coffee bean) used ex- clusively as articles of food, all of which are subject to postage at the fourth-class rate. Although mailable at the third-class rate, seeds, bulbs, roots, scions and plants are fourth-class matter in all oth- 240 GIFTS OF BEAUTY Jewels, Gems, Gold and Silver Are not necessarily expensive and always please. We will cons ince 3 o i if you favor us with a call D. ADLER SON Jewelers arid foney Brokers 17 South Upper Street 3. F. Rochle Anthracite and WJI Bituminous COALS 71 Jefferson Street Telephone 94 Slip it on ber PDand and she will certainly be grateful to you for that nice diamond ring DIAMOND RINGS, PENDANTS, WATCHES Latest Approved Styles Call and see us FRED. J. HEINTZ Maufacturing Jeweler 135 East Main, near PostOffice, Lexington, Ky. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE er respects, an(l may bear the written additions pernhiss- ible on matter of that class. Nuts are classed as fruits" -not as "see(ds '-and are subject to fourth-class postage. PRINTED ADVERTISING CARI'D,. The words "Private Mailing Card" are permissible onlV on cards that conform to the conditions prescribed by the Postmaster-General's Order No. 722: other cards bear- ing these words. or otherwise purporting to be issued un- der authority of the Act of May 19. 1898, are inadmissible to the mails. The foregoing applies in all cases where the mat- ter mailed purports to be a private mailing card, author- ized by Act of (Congress, May 19, 1898. Advertising cards and other third-class matter ar- ranged with a detachable part bearing the words, "Private Mailing Card," etc., and intended to be used as such for replies. are not prohibited transmission in the mails, if, when originally mailed, the form thereof precludes mis- take and insures treatment onlv as third-class matter. A double advertising card, with detachable part in- tended to be used as a private mailing card reply, is ac- ceptable in the mails if arranged so as to have the face, or address side, of the reply part within the fold, so that the indicia of a private mailing card is not exposed while the card in its original form is passing through the mails as third-class matter. RATE AND PAYMENT OF POSTAGE ON THIRD-CLASS MATTER. There is no drop rate on third-class matter; the postage on which is uniform, whether addressed for local delivery or transmission ini the mails. ARTICLES INCLUDED IN THIRD-CLASS MATTER. The following named articles are among those subject to the third-class rate of postage: Almanacs, one cent for each two ounces. Architectural designs (printed), one cent for each two ounces. Assessment notices, wholly in print. Bank notes (printed). Blanks (printed legal) and forms of insurance applica- tions, mainly in print. (Blind). Indented or perforated sheets of paper eon- taining characters which can be read by the blind. Blue prints. 242 THE SCHOOL OF PflOf4OGR PJ4Y M. E. MILLIKAN, Principal Most I ighly recommended by our business men for thorough- ness and success of its pupils. Taught by experienced, every-day reporters. Careful attention given to every pupil every day. Pupils receive practical training in the Stenogripher's Office con- nected with the school. Come and See us at Work and You Will Find that this is a Business School TOUCH TYPEWRITING Our typewriting department defies competition. If you want the best results from your time and money ATrEND THIS SCHOOL Send for catalogue to M. E. MILLIKAN, Principal Northern Bank Biffiding, Lexington, Ky. Take elevator Short Street entrance LEXiNGTON POST OFFICE Books iprinted). Bulbs. -See above'. Calendars (printed on paper). Canvassing and prospectus books with printed sample cha pters. Cards. printed on paper. Cards, Christmas. Easter. etc, printed on pal)er. Catalogues. ('heck and receipt books (blank). Circulars. Clippings (press) with name and date of paper stamped or written io. Copy books (school) with printed lines and instructions for use. Engravings and wood cuts printed). Grain in its na uralcondiiion (samples of). Imitations of hand or typewritten, matter, when mailed at the post office window in a minimum number of twenty identical copies separately addressed. Indented or perforated sheets of paper containing characters which can be read by the blind. Insurance applications and other blank forms, mainly in print. Lithographs. Music books. Notes (blank printed). Legal Blanks. Photographs. Plans and architectural designs (printed). Plants. Postage stamps (canceled or uncanceled). Postal cards, bearing printed advertisements, mailed singly or in bulk. Press clippings with name and date of paper stamped or written in. Price lists, wholly in print. Printed blank notes. Printed calendars. Printed labels. Printed legal blanks and forms of insurance applica- tions, mainly in print. Printed maps on paper.. Printed plans and architectural designs. Printed tags. Printed valentines. Proof-sheets (printed) with or without manuscript. Receipt and check books (blank). Reproductions or imitations of hand or typewriting by the cyclostyle, hectograph, mimeograph, electric pen 244 Cbe UInion Central Investment Company Has Adopted a New Contract which is now ready for sale. This plan has been fully endorsed by the Attorney General of the Pest Otlice Department, and was made bv one of the best insurance actuaries in the country, and is as feasi- ble as any life insurance contract ever written. This contract furnishes ABSOLUTE PROTECTION perfect equity and profits in keeping with safety. This contract has a number of very ATTRACTIVE OPTIONS which will appeal to the investor. For full information call on or address R. ARNSPIGER, Secretary, Short and Upper Sts., Lexington, Ky. Directors-C. W. Gaitskill, Asa Dodge, Thos. A. Combs, W. N. Cropper, R. Arnspiger FRANK CORBIN General Contractor Smand Builder Plans, specifications and estimates on all kinds of work cheerfully furnished Office and ,Hop No. 2 Shreve avenue, near East Main street and C. and 0. Railroad. Residence No. 74 Kentucky avenue has Fayette Telephone connection. Telephone messages may also be left at office of the Lexington Lumber and Manufacturing Company, No. 156. Use either telephone LEXINGTON POST OFFICE or similar process, when mailed at the post office window in a minimum of twenty identical copies separately ad- dressed. Roots. School copy books with printed lines and instructions for use. Scions. Seeds. Sheet music. Tags sprinted). United States Treasury notes. Wood cuts and engravings (prirts). LIMIT OF WEIGHT. No package of third or fourth-class maiter weighing more than four pounds shall be received for conveyance by mail, except single books weighing in excess of that amount, and except books and documents published or cir- culated by order ot Congress, or printed or wri-ten official matter emanating from any of the Departments of the Gov- ernment or from the Smithst-nian Tn-titutior, or which is not declared unmailable under the provisions of section thirtv-eight hundred and ninetv-three of the Revised Stat- utes as amended bv the Act of July twelfth, eighteen hun- dred and seventy-six, or matter appertaining to lotteries, gift concerts, or fraudulent schemes or devices. Third cliss mat er must be p aced under band, upon a roller. be ween boards, or in an unsealed envelope, or closed so as not to conceal the nature of the packet or its contents, or it may be so tied with a string as to easily unfasten. Address cards and all printed matter in the form of an unfolded card may be mailed without band or en- velope. Permissible Additions to Third-Class Matter-Upon matter of the third cla-;s. or upon the wrapper or envelope inclosing the same. or the tallz or label attached thereto, the sender may write his own name, occupation and resi- dence or business address, preceded by the word "from, " and mav make marks other than by wri ten or printed words to call attention to any word or passage in the text, and may correct any typographical errors. There may be placed upon the blank leaves or cover of any book, or printed matter of the third class, a simple manuscript dedication or inncr pCou not of the nature of a personal correspondence. Upon the wrapper or envelope of third- class matter, cr the tag or label attached thereto, may be printed any matter mailable as third class, but there must be left on the address side a space sufficient for a legible address ard necessary stamps. 246 a a. - V- w v - W W THE THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE Colored A. and M. Ass'n WILL BE HELD AT LEXINCTON, KY. BEGINNING Tuesday, Sept. i oth and Continuing Five Days A liberal List of Pr, miums will be giv. n. The People's Band, of Columbus, Ohio, comprising twenty five men, will furnish Music. This is said to be one of the best bands in the coun try. For catalogues address -,Ab.k Al Ak, A - A- All Ak , -- -9" Al A A- Al AL 1 -,W- - - - - -91h. 0, Ak - - -- Al.. - A, - - A- -- 'Ah.. A, Ah - - - 'gh.. - - - - - T. J. WILS3N, Presdent A. L. HARDEN, Secretary LEXINGTON POST OFFICE DEFINITION OF FOURTH-CLASS MATTER. All Mlail Matter not embraced in the first, second or third-class, which is not in its form or nature liable to destroy, deface or otherwise damage the contents of the mail bag. or karm the person of any one engaged in the postal service, and not above the weight provided by law. RATE AND PAYMENT OF POSTAGE ON FOURTH- CLASS MATTER. The rate of postage on fourth-class matter is one cent an ounce or fraction thereof sent to a single address, to be prepaid by ordinary stamps affixed. There is no "drop' rate on third and fourth-class mat- ter, the postage on which is uniform, whether addressed for local deliverv or transmission in the mails. ARTICLES INCLUDED IN FOURTH-CLASS MATTER. The following are among the articles included in fourth-class matter: Albums, photograph and autograph (blank), one cent per ounce. Artificial flowers. one cent per ounce. Bees (queen) when properly packed, one cent per ounce. Bill heads. one cent per ounce. Blank address tags or labels, one cent per ounce. Blank books: blank books with printed headings; blank cards or paper: blank diaries Blotters, prin ed or unprinted. Botanical specimens, not susceptible of being used in propagation. Calendar p ids, where blank space exceeds printing; calendars or other matter printed on celluloid. Card coin-holders. Blank cards; blank mailing cards; blank postal cards; printed playing cards of all kinds: Christmas and Easter cards printed on other material than paper. Celluloid, printed or unprinted. Coin. Combinatien calendar and memorandum pads where blank space excf eds printing. Crayon pictures: Cut flower-,: Cuts (wood or metal); daguerreot" pes. Dissected maps and pictures; drawings framed or un- framed: dried fruit: dried plants. Electrotype plates; engravings, when framed. Envelopes, printed or unprinted. 248 BLUE CRASS FURNITURE CO. J. A. BARLOW, Proprietor 65 East Short St., opp. Fire Department Terms Suit You--Cash or Installments Furniture, Stoves, Carpets, Trunks CURTAINS, RUGS We are the only firm in the city who sell a variety of Sewing Machines. The latest improved Drop Head Singer for 30 Also Wheeler Wilson, New Home, Domestic, Eldridge "B, " White, New Century, Standard and others. feQjlorqe Sanitary 9 Tolopey Plumbing Steam and Hot Water Heating 19 Cheapside Telephone 0o8 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Flowers, cut or artificial: framed engravings, pictures and other printed nmatter; geological sptcimens. Letter heads, maps pr nted on cl th. Vemorandum and calei dar pads, when blank space exceeds print. Merchandise samples. Merchandise samples: Propriftrry articles Xnot in themseles unmailable) such as pills. lancy soaps, tobacco, etc., put up in fixed quantities by the manufacturer for sale by himselt or others or for samples in such manner as to properly protect the articles. and so that each package in its simplest mercantile or sample form may be readily ex- amined. Metals; minerals. Napkins, paper or cloth: nuts. Oil paintings, framed or. unframed. Paper bags and wrapping paper, printed or unprinted; paper napkins. tlen or pencil drawings, if they bear no written words, letters, or figures. giving size, dimensions, distance, price, etc.-size of scale permissible. Photograph albums: Postal cards (blank) in bulk pack- ages. Printed matter on other material than paper; printed playing cards of all kind-. Rulers, wooden or metal, bearing printed advertise- ments. Samples of cloth; samples of flour or other manufac- tured grain for food purposes: samples of merchandise. Sealed packages of proprietary articles of merchandise (not in themselves unmailable) sui h as pills, fancy soaps, tobacco, etc., put up in fixed quantities by the manufac- turer for sale tbv himself or others or for samples. in such manner as to properly protect the articles so that each package in its simplest mercantile or sample form may be examined. Soap wrappers, printed or unprinted; stationery: tin- types: wail paper; water coltr painting: wooden rulers, bearing printed advertisements: wrapping paper, printed or unprinted. No package of fourth-class matter weighing more than four pounds shall be received for conveyance by mail. Postmasters are instructed to decline to) accept for mailing packages offered to them weighing in excess of the limit provided by law, whether sueh packages are pre- sented as free matter by officers of the Government. under the penalty label, or prepaid as third or fourth-class mat- ter. Permissible Writing or Printing Upon or With Fourth- 2 0 'Chef's' Dining Hall J. C. LOUISE THOMPSON, Proprietors McClelland Building, Lexington, Ky. Finest Cuisine in the City Caters Especially to Ladies and the Traveling Public Private Dining Rooms Attached SPOCIAL CoPD FS Served from 6 a.m. to 10 p m. UPI 1ert rSeini Liquids, Solids and Smoke The Best of Everything to Re- fresh the Inner Man Imported Beer, Lexington Beer Lunch Delicacies 22 North Limestone Lf xington, Ky. "As we journey through lif, let us live by the way. " LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Class Matter--With a package of fouth-c1ass matter pr(- paid at the proper rate for that class, the sender may in- close any mailable ihird-class matter, and may write upon the wrapper or cover thereof. or tag or label accompany- ing the same. his name, occul)ation, residence or business address, preceded by the word 'from," and any marks. numbei s, names or letters for purpose of descriptions, 01 may print thereon the same, and any printed matter not in the nature of a correspondence. but there must be left on the address side or face of the package a space sufficient for a legible address and necessary stamps. The tag or label, with the printing or writing authorized thereon. may be attached to the whole package, or separate tags or labels. bearing the same. may be a tached to each of one or more articles contained in the package. In all cases directions for transmittal, delivery, for- warding or return, of second, third and fourth-class mat- ter, shall be deemed part of the address. Articles of fourth-class matter must be so wrapped that their contents may be easily and thoroughly examined by postmasters, both with reference to the safety of the mails and postal employes, and to the exclusion of matter chargeable as of the first class. Whenever any packet of matter other than first class offered for mailing to any address wi hin the United States is sealed or otherwise closed against inspection. or bears writing not permissible by law, it is subject to postawe at letter or first class rate. and will be treated as a letter: that is, if one full rate, two cents, has been paid, it will be rated up with the deficient postage at letter rates; if less than one full rate has been paid it will be treated as a short-paid letter. Fourth-class matter may be transmitted through the mails when it conforms to the following conditions: When not liquid or liqufiable, it must be placed in a bag, box, or removab e envelope or wrapping, made of paper, cloth, or parchment. Such bag, box, envelope, or wrapping must again be placed in a box or tube made of metal or some hard wood, with sliding clasp or screw-lid. In cases of articles liable to break, the inside box, bag, envelope. or wrapping must be surrounded by sawdust, cotton. or other elastic substance. Admissable liquids and oils (not exceeding 4 ounce liquid measure), pastes, salves, or articles easily liquflable must conform to the following conditions: When in glass bottles or vials, such bottles or vials must be strong enough to stand the shock of handling in the mails, and 2521 Business Education Commercial College of Mentucky University Southwest Corner Main and Mill Streets Lexington, Ky. Bookkeeping and General Business Shorthand, Typewriting and Telegraphy Taught 1-0BStudents can begin at any time. No vacation. Endorsed by thousands of former students and awards at two World's expositions. HIGH ENORSEMENTS UNITED STATES CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION JOHN H. PROCTER, President. Proiessor Wilbur R. Smith. Washington, D. C., Dec. 11, 1900. Sir: The Government service affords remunerative positions to the large majority of well qualified male stenographers and typewriters who succeed in passing the Civil Service, as well as a fair proportion of train d bookkeepers. It is gratifying to me to know that so many of the graduates of the Commercial College of Kentucky University of iny native State have done well in these examinations and have been ap- lointed to good positions it the publid service. No words of praise can higher commend a business college than the practical success of its graduates. Very respectfully, JOHN R. PROCTER, President. COURT OF APPEALS OF KENTUCKY Frankfort, Ky., Nover 16,1900. For nearly twenty-five years General W. R. Smith has been the suc- vessjul President of the Commercial College of Kentucky University. The result of his course of instruction is shown by two of his graduates filling the positions of stenographers to two of the Judges of this Court: also the stenographer to the Governor, as well as the Deputy Clerk of Appeals being graduates of the college over which General Smith has so long presided. As a Curator of the Kentucky University, it has been a pleasure to inote the grand work of General smith for young men and women in educating them for the practical duties of a business life. J. H. HAZELRIGG, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals For full particulars of this college address its President WILBUR R. SMITH, Lexington, Ky. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE must be enclosed in a metal, wooden, or papier-mache block or tube not less than three-sixteenths of an inch thick in the thinest part, strong enough to support the weight of mails piled in bags and resist rough handling: and there must be provided between the bottle and said block or tube a cushion of cotton, felt, or other like sul)- stance, sufficient to protect the glass from shock in hand- ling: the block or tube to be impervious to liquid, includ- ing oils, and to be closed by a tightly fitting lid or cover of wood or metal, with a rubber or other pad so adjusted as to prevent the leakage of the contents in case of break- ing the glass. When enclosed in a tin cylinder, metal case or tube, such cylinder, case or tube should have a lid or cover so secured as to make the case or tube water- tight, and should be securely fastened in a wooden or pa- pier-mache block (open only at one end) and not less in thickness and strength than above described. Manufac- turers or dealers intending to transmit articles or samples in considerable quantities, should submit a sample pack- age showing their mode of packing to the postmaster at the mailing office, who will see that the conditions of this section are carefully observed. In case of sharp-pointed instruments, the points must be capped or incased so that they may not by any means be liable to cut through their enclosure; and where they have blades, such blades must be bound with wire so that they shall remain firmly attached to each other, and within their handles or sockets. Penalty for Evasion of Payment of Postage. - That matter of the second, third or fourth-class, containing any writing or printing in addition to the orignal matter other than as authorized, shall not be admitted to the mails nor delivered, except upon payment of postage for matter of the first-class, deducting therefrom any amount which may have been prepaid by stamps affixed, unless by direction of the Postmaster-General such postage shall be remitted; and any person who shall knowingly conceal or enclose any matter of a higher class in that of a lower class, and deposit or cause the same to be deposited for con- veyance by mail, at a less rate than would be charged for both such higher and lower class matter, shall, for every such offense, be liable to a penalty of ten dollars. Postmasters are required to report to the Auditor all cases in which the penalty has been incurred, giving the name of the sender, if known, addressee, office, and date of mailing, and a description of the package and of the matter enclosed or concealed therein, and a statement of the disposition made thereof. When not delivered to ad- 254 Engines ;-S Separators Self Feeders Windstackers Huber Manufacturing Co. AiLQIONr1 , OH4IEO WAXILL.IE W"AL.KMR MANAGER BRANCH HOUSE 39-47 West Short Street, Lexington, Ky. Weighers, Bagg JOHN FAIG I Saddle and Harness Maker 16 West Short Street. 0 Lexington, K; A fine stock of Buggy and Carriage Harness, Horse Brushes and Horse Boots, Fine Saddles, Bridles, Whips, Blankets, Skurs. Y LEXINGTON POST OFFICE dressee on payment of first-class postage, the package is to be retained by the postmaster to be used as evidence. FORWARDING LETTERS, ETC. Prepaid letters are forwarded from one post office to another. at the request of the party addressed, without ad- diti(nal charge for postage. The matter to be forwarded at request of addressee, without additional charge for postage, includes letters prepaid at one full rate (two cents), parcels prepaid at first-class rates. postal cards, official matter, and free coun'y publica ions (within the county of publication) and matter from Postal Union Countries. Other mail matter, whenever forwarded, must be charged with additional postag-s at the same rate at which it was originally mailed, which postage must be PREPAID. Each forwarding subjects the matter to an additional charge for pos: age. Requests to forward given by any other person than the addressee or his lawful agent, or the person in whose care the matter is addressed, will be disregarded; the hus- band of an addressee will be presumed her agent when she has not directed her mail to be withheld from his control. A general request tc forward matter is observed until re- voked. The direction may be changed and matter reforwarded upon request as many times as may be necessary to reach the addressee. Double, or reply postal cards, when unclaimed, are re- turned to the sender when the address of the sender can be ascertained, otherwise they will be sent to the Dead Letter Office. Care must be taken in endorsing and returning double cards, not to deface or destroy the unused portion. A request upon a drop letterfor its return to the writer at some other post office, if unclaimed, can not be re- spected unless it has been prepaid with one full rate (two cents) of postage. All domestic matter, other than first class, may be re- turned, but is subject to an additional charge of postage, which must be fully prepaid for returning the same. WITHDRAWAL OF MAIL MATTE.R. Before Dispatch-After mailable matter has been de- posited in the post office it can not be withdrawn except by the writer thereof or sendeir, or in case of a minor child, the parent or guardian duly authorized to control the cor- respondence of the writer. The postmaster is required to 256 THERE'S NO NEED TO GO TO THE BUFFRLO EXPO IT TAKES Less Time--Less Aloney TO "DO" THE GREAT 6, e, GW -fCr August 12=17, 1901 AT Lexington, Ky. 30,000 IN Premiums and Purses Running. Trotting, Pacing M ule Racing Positively the Grandest Aggregation of Amusement Features ever seen in the South and at less cost E. W. SHANKLIN, Secretary. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE exercise the utmost care to ascertain that the person de- siring to withdraw the matter is the person entitled to do so. If necessary, the postmaster is authorized to require the applicant to exhibit a written address in the same hand as that upon the letter, and such description of the letter or article mailed, or other evidence, as will identify the same and satisfy him that the applicant is entitled to withdraw it. The postmaster acts at his peril in permitting such withdrawal, and would be liable, however honest his intentions, were he to deliver it to an imposter or one not entitled to it. The postmaster is ordered in no case to de- lay a mail or retard the business of his office in order to search for a letter desired to be withdrawn. Withdrawal by Sender After Dispatch-After a letter has passed from the mailing post office the delivery of the same may be prevented and its return to the writer secured by an application by the writer to the postmaster at the office of mailing, stating reasons therefor, identifying the letter, and supporting such application with sufficient proof in writing. Upon such application and evidence, and upon a deposit being made by the writer of a sum suf- fieient to cover all expenses incurred, the postmaster shall telegraph a request for the return of such letter to his office, if it has been forwarded, to the postmaster at the of- fice of address carefully describing the same, so as to identify it and prevent the return of any other matter. On receipt of such request the postmaster at the office of ad- dress shall return such letter to the mailing postmaster in a penalty envelope. who will deliver it to the writer upon payment of all expenses and of letter-rate of postage on the matter returned, on the envelope of which postage-due stamps of the proper value must be placed and canceled, and upon the prepayment also of a registered parcel, ad- dressed to the First Assistant Postmaster-General. Divis- ion of Correspondence, P. 0. Department, in-,which the postmaster shall inclose and transmit the application of the writer and all proofs submitted by him, together with the writer's receipt for it, and the envelope of the returned letter. SPECIAL DELPVERY SYSTEM. The special delivery system provides for the issue of a special stamp, of the face valuation of ten cents, which, when attached to a letter or package (in addition to the lawful postage thereon), will entitle such letter or package to immediate delivery within the carrier limit of a free de- livery office between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. daily by messengers, who, upon delivery, will procure re 257 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE ceipts from the parties addressed, or some one authorized to receive them. Common letters bearing only a special delivery stamp will be forwarded. but the ordinary postage due will be collected of the addressee on delivery. When a special delivery letter is offered at its address, and delivery can not be effected for any reason (such as the premises being closed, an error in direction, the ab- sence of any person authorized to sign the receipt, or any other similar cause), it can not again be offered for deliv- ery, either at the original address or elsewhere, as a special delivery letter, but will be delivered as soon after its return as possible by letter carrier. If the person ad- dressed has removed it will be forwarded free to its proper address, if it be known. either in this city or at another post office, but will in either case be delivered only as an ordinary and not as a special delivery letter. Special delivery letters should be posted at the gen- eral post office, as when mailed in street boxes there is some delay incident to collection and dispatch to main office. They may also be handed to any letter carrier (who can not, however, deliver them, but will bring them to the general post office on his return from his trip). An ordinary ten-cent postage stamp, or its equivalent in postage stamps of other denominations, affixed to a let- ter, will NOT entitle it to special delivery. SUNDAY SPECIAL DELIVERY. The following list of principal post offices deliver special delivery letters on Sunday at the hours mentioned: Albany, N. Y., up to 2 p.m. Atlanta, Ga, 7 a. m. to 11 p.m. Baltimore, Md., 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Birmingham, Ala., ' a.m. to Al p.m. Boston, Mass., 7 a m. to 11 p.m Brooklyn, N. Y., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Buffalo, N. Y., 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., and 4 to 9 p.m. Burlington, Ia., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Chattanooga, Tenn., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Chicago, Ill., from central office 10 p.m. Cincinnati, O., 8 to 10:30 a.m; 5 to 9 p.m. Cleveland, O., 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; 6:30 to 8 p.m. Columbus, O., 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dallas. Texas, 7 a.m to 11 a.m. Dayton, O., 7 and 11 a.m.; 5 and 9 p.m. Denver, Colo., 9 a.m. to 12 m.; 5 to 9 p.m. Des Moines, Ia., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Detroit, Mich., 8 to 11 a.m.; 6 to 9 p.m. 258 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Duluth, Minn., 8 a m. to 2 p.m. Elmira, N. Y., 7 a.m. to 1 m.; 4 to 7 p.m. Harrisburg, Pa., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hartford, Conn., up to 9 p.m. Indianapolis, Ind., 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jacksonville, Fla., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jersey City, N. J., at 11 a.m. Kansas City, Mo, upto 11 p.m. Lexington, Ky., 9 a.m. to 12 m. Louisville, Ky., up to 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. to 11p.m. Memphis, Tenn., 9 to 11 a.m. Milwaukee. Wis., up to 12 m. Minneapolis, Minn., 8 to 10 a.m. Mobile, Ala., up to 8 a.m., to IL a.m. Nashville, Tenn, 7 to 11 a.m.; 7 to I1 p.m. Newark, N. J., up to 6 p.m. New Haven: Conn.. 8 a m. to 10 p.m. New Orleans, La., 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Newport, R I. at 9 a.m. New York, N. Y., up to 11 p.m. Niagara Falls, N. Y., 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Norfolk, Va., 8 a.n. to 1 p m. and 9 p.m. Omaka, Neb., 8 a m. to 1 p.m. Patterson, N. J., 7:30 to 10 a.m., 6 to 8 p.m. Philadelphia, Pa., 9 to 10 a.m, 4 to ;5 p.m. Pittsburg, Pa., 7 a.m. to 1 p m., 6 to 9 p.m. Portland,'Me., 7 a.m, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., up to 10 p.m. Providence, R, I., 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Richmond, Va., 9 a.m. to l2 m., 4 to 6, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Rochester, N. Y., 10 a.m to 1 p.m., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. St. Louis, Mo., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. St. Paul, Minn., 9 a.m to 10 a.m., and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saginaw, Mich., 8 a.m to 10 a.m. San Francisco, Cal., 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saratoga Springs, N. Y.. 10 a.m. Savanab, Ga., 8 to 11 a.m. Sing Sing, N. Y., 12 m. to 1 p.m. Springfield, Mass., 8 to 10 a.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Springfield, Ohio; 8:30 to 11 a.m., 3:30 to 6 p.m. Syracuse, N. Y., 8:30 a.m and 8:30 p.m. Toledo, Ohio, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Trenton, N. J., 9 to 11 a.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. Troy, N. Y., 7 a.m to 10 p.m. Utica, N. Y., 9 to 11 a.m. Washington, D. C., up to 11 p.m. Yonkers, N. Y., 8 a.m. to 12 m. Zanesville, O., to 10 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. 259 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Spe ial Request Envelopes. Special request envelopes must be puichased of and ordered bgy the postmaster, and will only be delived by the department to the purchaser through the postmaster. f. -.When stamped envelopes, bearing a return request are purchased in lots of 500 and upwards. the Government will print on them the card of the sender, containing the name and address. free o1 charge All stamped envelone- are of excellent quality and good writing surface. The use of special equest envelopes prevents delay on ace )unt of misdirection. a- such letters are immediately returned lo writer for c wrrection Spoiled stamped envelopes nmay be redeemed for their stamp value if in practicaly wheele conditioa. It ordinarily takes about two weeks after an order is sent to the department before envelopes ale received at this office. When ordering envelopes it is necessary to give the number. denomination, quality and color, or to furnish a sample envelope. Registry Divisiop. The object of the registry system is the safe transmis- sion and accurate delivery of all matter entrusted to its care. Any article of the first, second, third or fourth-class of mail matter may be registered at any post office in the United States. Every letter presented for registration must first be fully and legibly addressed and securely sealed by the sender, and all letters and other articles must also have the name and address of the sender Indorsed thereon in writing or print before they can by regist red. Postmasters and their employes are forbidden to ad- dress a registered letter or package for the sender, to place contents therein or to seal it, or to affix the stamp thereto; this must in all cases be done by the sender. Registered mail matter can only be delivered to the ad- dressees in person or on their written order. All persons calling for registered matter should be prepared to fur- nish reasonable proof of-their identity, as it is impossible otherwise, at large post officesf to guard against fraud. 280 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE A return receipt, signed by the addressee and showing delivery, is returned to the sender of each domestic regis- tered letter or parcel, for which there is no extra charge. The fee on registered matter, domestic, is Eight Cents for each letter or parcel, to be affixed in stamps, in addi- tion to the postage. Full prepayment of postage and fee is required. Two or more letters or parcels addressed to, or intended for the same person, can not be tied or other- wise fastened together and registered as one. The placing of 8 cents in stamps, in addition to the regular postage on a package or letter, does not register it. All matter must be presented a, the registry offi e so that it may be entered and a receipt given therefor. All classes of mailable matter, including drop or local letters, may he registered; but not matter addressed to fic- titious names, initials, or box numbers simply; or matter bearing vague and indefinite addresses. Postmasters are required to examine parcels of third and fourth-class matter that are to be registered, in order to see that the matter is mailabile' and that no other kind of matter is therein concealed. First-class matter is not so inspected. Registered matter can not be delivered to any one but the person to whom it is addressed, or the person to whose care it is addressed, without a written order from the ad- dressee, duly verified: and no exception can be made to this rule because of relationship of any nature between the addressee and the person claiming the matter. Registered mail endorsed for delivery to the addressee in person is deliverable to no one buthim, noteven upon his written order: and if it can not be so delivered it is re- turned to the sender. Persons in whose care registered mail is directed may receive and receipt for it, without a written order, unless the addressee has specially directed otberwi'e. Where the addressee is dead, delivery may be made to his legal representativeonly: so, too, with matter addressed to insane persons. Registered -mail addressed to a minor living with or under the control of his parenws is, as algeneral rule, sub- jeet to the parents' control. unless it- be endorsed for per- sonal delivery, when the spe -ial rule applies Registered matter may be- forwarded from one post office to another at the written request of the addressee. Except for matter of foreign origin, addition il postage is chargeable, and must invariably be prepaid, for forward- ing or returning third or fourth class matter, but not for matter prepaid at letter rates.- No additional registry fee 2H1 2LEXINGTON POST-OFFICE is chargeable in either case. After a registered letter or parcel has been returned to the mailing office, however, either in compliance with a request endorsed upon it, or because of non-delivery within thirty days, it can not be redispatched without being registered anew and additional prepayment of both postage and fee. Upon the delivery of registered matter the addressee must receipt for it both-on the postmaster's delivery book and upon the sender's returnreooipt. If delivery is made upon a written order, the person to whom the matter is de- livered must not only sign his own name, but the ad- dressee's also to the receipts. as the order must be filed in the post office as a voucher. The Department will pay an indemnity for registered letters mailed at and addressed to a United States post office, which are lost, not to exceed the value of the con- tents, up to ten dollars. Persons mailing letters to domestic destinations should add the name of the countv to the address. and with letters to foreign destinations to make the address as full as possible. The sender of an article accepted for registration is entitled to and should require a receipt for it, at the time of its acceptance; and he is also entitled to a reeeipt prop- erly signed by the person to whom delivery is made, the latter to be returned to him by the delivering postmaster when deliverv is effected. If a return receipt for registered matter addressed to a foreign country bh desired by the sender, a demand for the same must be written across the face of the envelope of the registered- article. Every persob'who registers mail matter, and fails to promptly get back a return receipt, should call the atten- tion of the mailing postmaster to the case. All losses are carefully investigated with a view to recovering the lost article where possible, or its value, when the loss is due to culpable negligence on the part of postal officials. A registered letter after dispatch, and before delivery, may be recalled by the sender where the particular circum- stances of the case render it proper. if there be no objec- tion upon the part of the addressee. The application should be made through the mailing postmaster to the postmaster at the office of address, either by letter or telegram, as the exigencies of the case may require, at the expense, however, of the sender. FOREIGN REGISTRATION. Foreign matter is subject to the same regulations as for domestic matter, except that the sender of any regis- 42SS LEXINGTON POST OFFICE tered article may obtain assurance of its receipt by the person addressed, only by endorsing it with the words "Return receipt requested." Letters for Canada should bear the names of the county and province, and those for Mexico the name of the Mex i- can State, where the office of delivery is loeated. Money Orders. The maximum amount for which a single domestic or- der may be issued is one hundred dollars. When a larger sum is to be sent, additional orders must be obtained. But postmasters are instructed to refuse to issue in one day to the same remitter and in favor of the same payee, on any one post office of the fourth-class, money orders amount- ing in the aggregate to more than 300, as such office might not have funds sufficient for immediate payment of any large amount. A single domestic order may include any amount, from one cent up to the maximum of one hundred dollars: but fractions of a cent are not to be introduced. When a domestic order is applied for, the applicant must give the name and address of the payee (the person or firm to whom the order is to be paid), the name of the remitter, and the amount for which the order is to be drawn. These particulars must be written upon tMe printed applica- tion (Form 6001) by the applicant himself, or, at his dicta- tion, by- another pers1on for him. The application may, at the request of the applicant, be filled in by the postmaster or money-order clerk. Purchasers of money-orders are cautioned to be care- ful in applying for a money-order, to state correctly the name and address of the payee (the party in whose favor it is to be drawn), as well as the purchaser's name and ad- dress: and, upon receiving the money-order to see that the name of the payee is correctly written therein. If the payee be an individual (not a firm, corporation. or society or officer de-iLnated official title and connection), his or her given name, or names, or the initials thereof, must be stated, and should precede the surname in the money-order as well as in the application thei efor They should also acquaint the payee of the money-order with the name and address of the remitter thereof the purchaser and sender of the- same). Neglect of these instructions may lead to xi LEXINGTON POST OFFICE delay and trouble in obtaining payment, or occasion the loss of the money through payment to the wrong person. Tn case a money order is lost or destroyed, or becomes invalid. as all money orders do after the expiration of one year. a duplicate will be issued by the Department at Washington on application therefor from either the remit- ter, payee or endorsee of the original, at the office of issue or payment, and proper blanks will be furnished for that purpose at any money -order post office. By an order of the Postmyster-General dated Septem- ber 17. 1898, money-orders may now be drawn upon the post office where issued. To persons having no hank ac- count. and who can not therefore use checks, it is particu- lar]y beneficial. Money transmitted in this way is abso- lutely safe. When applying for money-orders payable in the United States, ( uba, Hawaii, Porto Rico and Philippine Islands. tt e printed application f ,rms should be used. The following are the fees payable thereon: For orders for sums not exceeding 2 50. .... ... 3 cents Over 2 50 and not exceeding 5 00. ...6 cents Over 5 00 and not exceeding 1i) 00 . 8 cents Over 10 0 ) and not exceeding 20 0 . ... 10 cents Over 20 0) and not exceeding 30 00 12 cents Over 30 00 and not exceeding 40 1O . .. 1 cents Over 40 00 and not exceeding 0 .0. 18 cents Over A0 00 and not exceeding 60 00 . .. 20 cents Over 60 0O and not exceeding 75 00 ....2.....2.5 cents Over 75 00 and not exceeding 100 00 .......... 30 cents PAYMENT OF ORDERS. Every person who applies for payment of a money or- der is required to prove his identity, unless the applicant is known to he the rightful owner of the order. The receipt of the pavee must be written in ink, in the space provided for the signature upon the face of the or- der. Should the payee desire to transfer the order to another person he should fill in and sign the endorsement on the back of the order Orders signed or endorsed by X) mark must also bear his the signature of the witness to the mark, thus: John (X, niark Doe. - Ve itness: John Smith. When orders are made payable or endorsed to a bank, firm, corporation, or association, a stamp of the bank, firm, corporation, or association may be used, but beneath it the signature of the person receiving payment in their 24 LEXINGTON P03T OFBICE behalf must be written in ink, thus: First Nat. Bank, by Richard Roe, Cashier. Agent, Messenger, etc. Postmasters are prohibited from paying a money order to a second person without ritten transfer or endorsement of the same to such person, by the payee, in the presce ibed form, on the order, unless the payee bas, by a duly exe- cuted power of attorney, designated and appointed some person to collect moneys due or to become due him (in' which case the attorney is required, before payment is made to him, to file at the post office of payment a certified- copy of such power of attorney), or unless the payee has given a separate written order, addressed to the postmaster at the office drawn upon, and filed with the latter, author- ing payment to another person, and designating such per- son by name as the one to receive payment of and to receipt for any specified money order, or for all money orders payable by the same postmaster to the payee. When a person or firm makes an assignment. and the assignor intends that moneyv orders payable to him shall be paid to the assignee. he should execute a power of attorney, or give such written order separate from the instrument -of assignment, to be filed in the post office. The person re- ceiving payment as attorney. or as agent designated in separate written order, should receipt the money order as such, indicating beneath his signature the capacity in which; he acts. When a money order is paid upon a written transfer or endorsement postmasters are required to exer- cise the utmost caution, and before paying it the postmaster must be satisfied that the signature purporting to be that of the payee thereon is genuine, and that the person pre- senting it is the one named in the written transfer or en- dorsement. In case of the death of the payee the money order is to be paid to his "legal representative, " whe-her executor or administrator, who is required to present to the paying postmaster satisfactory evidence of his authority to act in such capacity, and to sign the receipt to the money order as executor or administrator, as the case may be. A money order payable to a bank firm or company which has ceased to exist must be paid to the legal representative thereof. Repayment-A domestic money order may be repaid at the office of issue within one year from the last day of the month of its issue. provided it bears not, more than one endorsement. The fee will not be refunded. No charge is made for the issue of a duplicate money order, nor for the issue of .a warrant for the amount of an invalid money order. The issue of money orders on credit is prohibited under LEXINGTON POST OFFICE severe penalties. Checks, drafts or promissory notes are in no case to be received by postmasters for money orders. The money order department of the post office is now in effect a bank of deposit. In fact, the post offices in many of the cities are in a measure the people's banks. The Government as a bank has one great and overshadowing advantage over priva e institutions-it is absolutely safe. Banks can fail, but the Government is solid as a rock. Money once deposited in Uncle Sam's bank is safe as long as Uncle Sam lives. The depositmay remain in the Money Order Department for many years, but the receipt is good always. Money order receipts do not grow stale, as bank checks do. One who has money to deposit can go to the post office, fill out an application, making the order pay- able to himself. The money gces into the funds of the Gov- ernment and the depositor gets the receipt showing the amount he has deposited in the post office. The receipt takes the place of the certificate of deposit received by one who puts money in the bank, but of course bears no inter- est. When the depositor wishes to withdraw his account he may do so by presenting his money order. A money order may be used, too, like a check. A man who holds an order payable to himself may pay a bill with it as he would a bank check. A money order is negotiable paper and the holder may indorse it over to any one to whom he wishes to pay money, and this person may take the order to the post office and receive cash for it. The only re- striction is that money orders can only be indorsed to one person. Delivery of Mail Matter- General Delivery.-All mail matter bearing no street or box address and all mail matter found undeliverable at its street address (of which the correct address is not known and can not be found in the directory), is placed in the general delivery to await call. If bearing the name and address of the sender, with a request to return within a specified time, it is, if uncalled for, returned at the expira- tion of that time: if no particular time is named in the re- quest, or if it bears the name and address of the sender only, without request to return, it is returned at the ex- piration of thirty days. if not previously ealled for. Mat- ter intended to be called for at the general delivery should be addressed "General Delivery." '266f LEXINGTON POST OFFICE The statutes of the United States do not protect mail matter after it has been delivered to the party addressed, or in accordance with his order. If the agent of the addressee of a letter is robbed of the same after he has taken it from the post office, complaint should be made to the local authorities, as the jurisdiction of the Post Office Department ceases when the letter is properly delivered. Lock Boxes.-All letters and caher mail matter may he delivered through a lock box whewr addressed to a lessee, or in his care to his employes to any member of his family or firm, or to his temporary visitors or guest; but such use of a box is confined to one person, family, firm or company. Box Rent.-The annual rent of lock boxes is payable quarterly in advance. No box may be rented for a longer period than one quarter (three months), and when rented at any period other than the beginning of one of the of- ficial quarters of the fiscal year (which begin on the first days of January. April, July and October, respectively), the proportionate rent for the remainder of the current quarter must be paid in advance. Prompt attention should be given to notices placed in boxes requesting payment of rent, as otherwise the boxes must be closed, as provided by postal regulations. Deposit for Keys.-When a box is rented keys for the same will be furnished, and a deposit of twenty (20 cents each will be required to secure the return of such keys when the box is surrendered, which sum will be refunded when the keys are returned. Extra keys will be furnished when required, on the same terms; but no part of the de- posit will be refunded until all the keys furnished have been returned. It is not practicable to comply with requests from box- holders for the delivery of one portion of their mail matter through box and another portion by carrier, etc. Care of Keys.-Boxholders should exercise great care with regard to their box keys, to prevent them from get- ting into the hands of unauthorized or dishonest persons. Messengers should be cautioned against losing or mis- laying them, or leaving them (as they do occasionally) in the keyholes of the boxes. Delivery By Letter Carriers. The Schedule of Carriers' Deliveries is necessarily a fixed one, and the trips are so arranged as to secure the closest possible connection with mail arrivals (both inland '67 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE and local) with the collection from the street letter boxes. The routes are so served as to suit, as far as possible, the convenience of the majority of those residing or doing business thereon; but simultaneous delivery to all is not practicable, and those located on the more distant points of a route can not reasonably expect deliveries as early as those made nearer to the starting point. On routes in busi- ness districts it sometimes happens that a few persons re- port that the first delivery reaches their premises before they are opened for business but that they are unwilling to wait for the second deivery In these cases the only reme- dy is to provide a box attached to the outer door and con- nected with an opening therein thtroulgh which mail may be delivered by carriers on the first trip. To facilitate the colleebion and delivery of mail. the Postmaster-General has authorized the use of house-to- house collection and delivery boxes to be supplied by resi- dents without expense to the Postotflce Department. The collection of mail from private residences only is from the boxes approved by the Postoffice Department. Carriers are required to deliver mail matter at the offices or other premises occupied by the persons addressed in all cases where such deliveries are demanded: but per- sons occupying offices or stores on upper floors (especially in business buildings) will greatly Facilitate the work of the carriers by providing lock boxes or other suitable means for the delivery of their mail matter on the first floor. This is, of course, not compulsory, but it is obvious that the general adoption of such a system will expedite the receipt of mail by all Lersons located on any carrier's route. Carriers are rEquired to deliver no mail matter except to the persons addressed or to their authorized agents (which include servants clerks, housekeepers, janitors and others to whom such deiveries are recol-nized as valid by- the addressees), to-receive all prepaid letters, postal cards and small packages handed them for mailing while on their routes, anc to collect the postage due on any mail matter delivered by them. Carriers are not permitted to deliver any mailable matter which has not passed through the post office, to ex- hibit or to give information concerning any mail matter to persons other than those addressed, or to deliver mail matter at unoccupied premises or on the street i exc pt to persons known by them to be authorized to receive same and the delivery can be made without unreasonable delay). Car- riers are not required to deliver packages the weight or bulk of which would tend to delay the delivery of letters or or other mail matter. When such packages are received 268 LEXINGTON FOST OFFICE for delivery notice is sent to the addressees to send or call for them at the post offloe. Carriers are forbidden, under any circumstances, to return to any person whatever letters deposited in the street-letter boxes, but must take them to the post office, where the person desiring tLe return of a letter claimed by him may make application for it to the postmaster. Letters and packages addressed to fictitious persons or firms, t(J initials, or to no particular person or firm, are not delivered by carriers unless directed to a designated p)lace, street and number, or to the care of a certain person or firm, or other certain place of delivery. Carriers are not required to run the risk of being bit- ten by vicious dotes in delivering mail matter. Persons keeping such dogs must call at the post office for their mail, or, if they wish it delivered at their house-, must render it safe ior the carrier to approach their premises Letters having as a part of their addrezs the word "Transient," "To be called for," or other words indi- eating that they are intended for transient persons, are sent to the genei al delivery, to be delivered on application after proper identification. Letters so directed are not delivered bv letter carr ers unless upon an order from the party addressed. Other letters without street and number, or box number, are considered as transient and sent to the general delivery unless addressed to some person, or to the care of some person, whose address is known to the distributing clerks or to the carriers. Carriers in the performance of their duties are re- quired to be civil, prompt and obliging; to attend quietly and diligently to their duties and under no circumstances to loiter or stop to converse on their routes, and to re- frain from loud talking, profane language and smoking on their routes. Mounted carriers must dismount and deliver the mails at the doors of residences, except in cases where the pa- trons on their routes con-ent to respond to their call and receive the mail at the sidewalk. Carriers are forbidden to throw mail matter into win- dows or halls, unless specially instructed to do so. They must ring the bell and wait a reasonable time for an answer, and deliver mail to some one of the household in the habit of receiving it; to enter any house while on their trips, except in the discharge of their official duties; to receive money to pay postage on letters handed them for mailing, except in-case of house registration, when they must receive money to pay postage and fee; to throw away or improperly dispose of mail matter, however trifling or unimportant it may appear to them. 260 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE All dereliction of duty on the part of carriers ob- served by citizens should be reported to the postmaster or assistant postmaster. Rural Free Delivery. rural Free Delivery was inaugurated by the Post Office Department on October Ist. 1896, when it was put into operation at Halltown. Uvilla and Charlestown, West Virginia. Since that time the service has been grad- ually extended, until on November 1st, 18M9, it was in suc- cesstul operation iroin 3m83 distributing points, covering forty States and one Territory. In order to have rural free delivery established in any locality, it is necessary for the people desiring it to pre- sent a petition to the Department through their Congress- man or Senator. The routes are required to be not less than twentv five miles in length. over roads which are graveled or maeadamized, and within easy reach of not less than 100 families. The recipients of the rural mail have to provide boxes and place them in convenient places along the line of the road traversed by the carrier, so that he can deposit and collect the mails, if need be, without alighting from his vehicle. Frequently a number of boxes are grouped together at a cross-road corner. and the peo- ple living in houses perhaps a half a mile or more back from the road. watch for the daily passing of the carrier and come to the cross-road to collect or deposit their mail. The First Assistant Postmaster-General reports where- ever the svstem has been judiciously inaugurated it has shown the following results: Increased postal receipts. More letters written and re- ceived. More newspapers and magazines subscribed for. Enhanemetnof the value of farm lands reached by the rural carrier. A general improvement in the condition of the roadstraveled by the carrier. Better prices obtained for farm produets, the producers being brought into daily touch with the state of the markets, and the educational benefits derived from a mote ready access to wholesome literature, Suggestions to the Public on Postal Subjects. Mail matter should be addressed legibly and com- pletely, giving the name of the post office, county and state, and-the post office box of the person addressed, if he has one; if to a city having a free delivery, the street and 270 LEXINGTON POST O0PFICE number should be added. To secure return to the sender in case of misdirection or insufficient pay of postage his name should be written or printed upon the upper left-hand corner of all mail matter. it will then be returned to the sender, if not called for at its destination, without going to the Dead Letter Office, and, if a letter, it will be returned free. When a number of letters or circulars are mailed to- gether, addressed to the same destination, it is well to tie them in bundles with the addresses facing the same side. On letters for places in foreign countries, especially Canada and England, in which many post offices have the same name as off ces in the United States, the name of the country as well-.as post office shoulAd be given in full. Thin envelopes, or those made of weak or poor, un- substantial paper, should not be used, especially for large packages. Being often handled, and subjected to press- ure and friction in the mail bags, such envelopes are fre- quently torn open or burst, without fault of those who handle them. It is best to use Stamped Envelopes wher- ever it is convenient and practical to do so. All valuable matter should be registered. Registry fee is eight cents, which, with full postage, must be pre- paid, and name and address of sender must be given on the outside of the envelope or wrapper. Money should be sent by a money order or registered letter; otherwise it is liable to loss. Patrons in cities where letter carriers are employed are advised to provide letter boxes at places of business or private residences, thereby saving much delay in the deliv- ery of mail matter. Postage stamps should be placed upon the upper right- hand corner of the address-side of all the mail matter, care being taken that they are securely affixed. A subscriber to a newspaper or periodical who changes his residence and post offce should at once notify the pub- lisher and have the publication sent to his new address. Publishers and news agents mailing second-class mat- ter in quantities will facilitate its distribution and often hasten its dispatch by separating such matter by States and Territories and the larger cities. Matter addressed for delivery at hotels should be re- turned to the post office as soon as it is evident that it will not be claimed. Proprietors of hotels, officers of clubs and boards of trade or exchanges, should not hold unclaimed letters longer than ten days, except at the request of the person addressed, and should re-direct them for forwarding, if the, LEXINGTON POST OFFICE present address is known; otherwise they should be re urn- ed to the post office. Letters addlressed to persons temporarily sojourning in a city where the Free Delivery sybten is in operation should be marked "Transient" or 'General Delivery," if not ad- dresmed to a street and number or some other designated place of delivery. Packages or mutilated currency addressed to the Trea-urer of the United States for redemption may be reg- isteied tree or ch .rge for registry, but the posage thereon must be pre,,aid at setters rates. Postal eitiplo3es are not petmitted to change the ad- dress upon misdirected letters hnd other mail matter. Postmasterrs alre not required to accept as paymen' for postage stamps, etc.. any currency wh ch may be so muti- lated as t. he un urrent or as to reader its genuineness -doabtful. N Jr or they required to re-eive more than twen- t3-five cents in copper or nickel coins, nor to affix stamps to letters. nor to make change, except as a matter of cour- tesy. Nor or they permitted to give credit for postage. Proprietors of hotels should omit the return-request from envelopes supplied gratuitously to their guests: and guests using such envelopes should be careful to designate what Disposition should be made of letters sent by them in case they can uot be delivered. It is well for proprietors of hotels to have envelopes marked "Guests'envelopes" or "Envelopes for the use of guests, " - using, of course, a dif- ferent envelope for theiv own business. There is nothing in the Postal Laws or Regulations concerning the liability of a subscriber for the subscrip- tion price of a newspaper or periodical. There is no law or regulation requiring postmasters to attend to the business ot private individuals; they may, however, do so as an act of courtesy, when perfectly con- venient to themselves. Private individuals, when address- ing postmasters on their own business, should enclose a postage stamp for reply. It is not a violation of law to send dunning commnuni- cations by mail, when the same are sent undercover of en- velopes which do not bear thereon written or printed words or display of an objectionable nature. The Post Office Department does not buy or deal in canceled stamps, or those that have been used. No specimen stamps, either domestic or foreign, are sold or given away by the Department. Postage stamps are neither redeemable from purehas- ers nor exchangeable for those of other denominations or any other stamped paper. Stamps cut or otherwvise severed from embossed 272 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE stamped envelopes or newspaper wrappers are not redeem- able or good for postage. Postmasters are prohibited from disclosing to the pub- lic the names of persons owning or renting boxes in their offices. An individual member of a firm is entitled to have the mail of his family placed in the post office box rented by the firm. If the box will not contain all the mail, the firm must rent another. The delivery of letters is not controlled by statutory provision, but by the rules and regulations of the Post Offize Department: the object of which is to insure and fa- cilitate such delivery to the persons for whom the letters are intended. In the case of money-orders and registered letters, the parties applying for them, if not known, are required to prove their identity in the same manner as in banking institutions, where parties presenting drafts, checks. etc., who are not known, are required to prove their identity. Letters and circulars addressed to ':Some Fur Dealer, or Trapper," or to "Some Intelligent Farmer," and simi- lar addresses, are not deliverable, being directed to "No particular person." When a letter arrives at a post office addressed to one person in the care of another, and the postmaster has re- ceived no instructions from the person for whom it is in- tended, it is his duty to deliver it to the first of the two persons named in the address who mav call for it. The statutes of the United States do not protect mail matter after it has been delivered to the party addressed, or in accordance with his order. If the agent of the ad- dressee of a letter is robbed of the same after he has taken it from the post office, complaint should be made to the local authorities, as the jurisdiction of the Post Office De- partment ceases after the letter has been properly deliv- ered. Letters addressed to a pensioner from the office of any United States Pensien Agent, are delivered only to the pensioner, or to a member of his family specially author- Ized by him to receive them, except as stated below. They can not be delivered to any person in whose care they may be addressed. When a firm or company dissolves partnership and contention arises as to whom the mail matter addressed to the former bnsiness firm or company, or its officials, shall be delivered, the postmaster, being forbidden by one party to deliver to another, should require them to designate some third person to receive the mail, retaining all mail LEXiiNGTON POST OFFICE matter until said person is selected; and if no one is desig- nated to take the mail from the post office, nor an agree- ment between the contending parties is reached before the expiration of thirty days from the date when delivery ceased, the letters in dispute, and all that may arrive thereafter (unWl an agreement is made or receiver for the mail appointed) shall be sent to the Dead Letter Office en- dorsed "in dispute." If, however, such letters bear card requests for their return if not de]iverad within a certain time. thev shall be returned to the sender direct, at the ex- piration of the time named, care being taken to mark all such letters 'In Dispute. Where minor children reside with their parents, the father. or if he be dead, the mother, generally is entitled to direct the disposition of mail matter addressed to such minors, and unless the minors be under guardianship, may authorize another to receive mail matter addressed to them, although they be not residing with the parent, and the postmaster is required to deliver accordingly. In the absence of directions from a parent or guardian, or one authorized to control his correspondence, mail matter ad- dressed to a minor may be de delivered to him. Mail mat- ter addressed to a deceased minor, who up to the time of his decease rt sided with parents or guardib n, may be de- livered to the parents or guardian; but if the minor left a husband or widow, delivery may be made to him or to her. "Postmasters are prohibited from renting call or lock boxes to minors when notified not to do so by the parents or guardians having the right to control the delivery of the mail of such minors; nor shall any mail for minors be placed in boxes rented by them, if the said parents or guardians forbid the delivery of mail to said minors." When a minor is not dependent on a parent for main- tenance and support, and does not reside with a parent or guardian, or with some one in whose charge he may have been placed. such minor has the right to control his own correspondence. At colleges and similar institutions, where students have been placed in charge of the principal by their parents or guaidians, and where the rules of the institution pro- vide that the principal shall have control of the mail matter addressed to such students as are minors, postmasters are required to make the delivery in accordance with the order of the principal. If, however, the principal has not authority from the parent or guardian to control the mail of the children placed under his care (which authority is understood by an acceptance of the rules-that being one), the Department cai not direct the delivery to be made to the principal agaiast the wishes of the student. 274 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE One of the common requ-sts by persons unfamiliar with the postal regulations is to be informed of the post office address of per-ons whose names do not appear in the city directory or who have moved from the address given therein. This information can not be furnished by the postmaster or employes of the post office without violating a strict rule of the department, wh ch reads: "Postmasters and oher postal officers and employes are strictly prohit- ited from making public names. addresses, or private in- formation obtained bv them in the d scharge of their official duties. The agents of the Post Office Department are fur- nished with the names and addresses upon letters and other articles of mail matter for the sole purpose of enabling them to make delivery thereof to the persons irtended. Such names and addresses are to be regarded a- confiden- tial. and this confidence must be respected. " Dunning postal cards are also a source of much mis- understanding to the public. The p. s'al laws and regula- tions provide that "A postal card, with a statement of ac- count written thereon, may be transmitted in the mails when it does not contain anything reflecting injuriously upon the conduct or character of another, or a threat of any kind, or any other matter forbidden by law." What constitutes matter that could be construed to "reflect in- juriously " upon the conduct or character of another or to be a "threat" of anv kind is the most important considera- tion in determining the use of postal cards for dunning purposes. The following examplks are given to illustrate what is deemed permissible and what is prohibited by the Post Of- fice Department: "Please call and settle account, which is long past due, and for which our collector has called several times, and oblige." was held to be mailable "You owe us 1.80, long past due. We have called several times for the amount. If it is not paid at once we shall place the same with our lawyer for collection," was held to be unmailable. "Kindly remit 2.00 for ad'g 4-7 to 7-7. as per contract and statement sent 3 ou some time since. We shall have to drop your ad. unless payment is made according to con- tract," was held by the department not to be a dun and that the same was mailable. An opinion of Judge Thayer, of the District Court of Missouri, rendered Decemb r 14, 1899, holds "that a postal card on which is written a demand for the payment of a debt, or a threat to sue, or to place the demand in the hands of a lawyer for suit, if the debt is not paid, is un- mailable. " 2!75 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Foreign Mails. The following countries and colonies, with the United States, Canada and Mexico, comprise the Universal Postal U ion: Argentine Republic, including eastern parts of Pata- gonia and Terra del Fuego and Staten Island. A-cension, Island of (BEri-ish Colony). Austria-Hungary, including the Principality of Leich- tenstein. B thamas. Barbados. W. I. Belgium. Bermudas. Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bolivia. Brazil. British Colonies on West Coast of Africa (Gold Coast, Lagos, Senegambia, Sierra Leone). British Colonies in West Indies, viz: Antigua, Do- minica, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Christopher, the Virgin Isles, Grenada, St. Lucia, Tobago and Turk's Islands. British Guiana. British Honduras. Bvitish India: HIindoostan and British Burma (Ara- can, Pegu and Tenasserim), and the Indian Postal Establishments of Aden,- Muscat, Persian Gulf, Guadur and Mandalay. British New Guinea. Bulgaria, Principality of Cape of Good Hope, Colony of, including Basutoland, Griqualand, Transkei, Walfish Bay and Bechuan- aland. Ceylon. Chile, including western part of Patagonia and Terra del Fuego. Colombia, Republic of Congo, Independent State of Costa Rica. Danish Colonies of St. Thomas, St. CJroix and St. John. Denmark, including Iceland and the Fareo Islands. Dominican Republic. East Africa, British Protectorate of Ecuador. Egypt, including Nubia and Soudan. 2Tff LEXINGTON POST OFFICE alkland Islands. Islands. France, including Algeria, the Principality of Monaco and French post office establishments at Tangier (Nio- rocco), and at Shanszhai China', and at Zanzi- bar, Cambodia, Anam and Tonkin. French Colonies: 1. In Asia: French establishments in India (Chan- dernagore, Karikai, Mahe, Pondicherry and Yan- aon), and in Cochin China (Saigon, Mytho. Bien Hoa, Poulo Condor, Vingh-Long, Hatien, Tschan- dok). 2. In Africa: Senegal and dependencies (Goree, S. Louis, Bakel, Uagana), Mayotte and Nossi-be; Gaboon (including Grand Bassam and Assinie); Reunion (Bourbon), Madagascar: and Obok, east coast. 3. In America: French Guiana, Guadaloupe, and de- pendencies Desirade or Deseada, Les Saintes, Marie Galante and the north portion of St. Mar- tin), Martinique, St. Bartholomew, St. Pierre and Miquelon. 4. In Oceanica: New Calendonia, Tahita, Marquesas Islands. Isle of Pines. Loyalty Islands, the Archi- pelagoes of Gambier. Toubouai and Tuamotou (Low Islandsi. Germany. including the I-land of Heligoland; the German post offices at Apia (Samoan Islands), and at Shanghai, Tien Tsin and Chefoo (China). Gibraltar at d its Postal Agencies in Morocco. Great Britain and Ireland, and he Island of Cyprus. Greece. including the Ionian Isles. Greenland. Guatemala. Hawaii (Sandwich Islands). Haiti, including the Iqland of Navassa. Honduras, Republic of, including Bay Islands. Hong-Kong, and the post offices maintained by E1 ng-Kong at Kiung-Chow, 'anton. Swatow, Amoy. Foo- Chow. Ning Po. Shanghai and Hankow (China,. Italy. including the Republic of Sai Marina. the Italian offices of Tunis and Tripoli in Barbary; MIassoua Assab, Asmara and Keren, in the Colony of Erit- rea, Abysinnia. Jamaica. Japan, and Japanese post offices at, Shanghai. Tien Tsin and Chefoo (China), and at Fusam-Po, Genzan- shin and Jinsen (Korea). LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Korea. Labuan. Liberia. Luxemburg. Malta, and its dependencies, viz: Gozzo, Comino and Comi notto. Mauritius and depr ndencies (the Amirante Islands,Ithe Sey- chelles and Rodrigues). Montenegro. Natal, British Colony of, including Zululand. Netherlands. Netherlands Colonies: 1. In Asia: Borneo, Sumatra, Java (Batavia), Billi- ton, Celebes (Macassar, Madura, the Archipela- goes of Banca and Rhio i Riouwi, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, the S. W. portion of Timor and the Moluccas. 2. In Oceanica: The N. W. portion of New Guinea (Papua) 3. In America: Netherland Guinea (Surinam), Cura- cao, Aruba, Bonaire, part of St. Martin, St. Eusta- tius and Saba. Newfoundland. New South Wales, Colony of, including Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands. New Zealand, Colony of, including Chatham Islands. Nicaragua. North Borneo, British Colony of Norway Orange Free State. Paraguay. Persia. Peru. Portugal, including the Island of Madeira and the Azores. Portuguese Colonies- 1. In Asia: Goa, Damao, Diu, Macao and part of Timor 2. In Africa: Cape Nerde, Bissao, Cacheo, Islands of St. Thomas and Princes, Ajuda, Mozambique and the Province of Angola. Queensland, Colony of. Roumania (Molhavia and Wallachia). Russia. including the Grand Duchy of Finland. Salvador. Sarawak, British Protectorate of. Servia. Siam. South African Republic (The Transvaal). -278 LEXINCITON POST OFFICE South Australia, Colony of. Spain, including Balearic Isles, the Canary Islands, the Spanish possessions on the north coast of Africa (Ceuta, Penon de la Comera, Albucemas, Meilila and the Chaffarine Islands), the Republic of An- dorra and the postal establishments of Spain on the west coast of Morocco (Tangier, Tetuan, Lar- rache, Rabat Mazagan, Casablanca, Saffi and Mogad ore). Spanish Colonies--In Africa: Islands of Fernando Po, Annobon and Corisco. Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang and Malacca). St. Helena, Island of (British Colony). St. Vincent, W. I. Swed en. Switzerland. Tasmania, Colony of. Trinidad, W. 1. Tunis, Regency of. Turkey (European and Asiatic). Uruguay. Venezuela. Victoria, Colony of. West Australia, Colony of. Zanzibar, British Protectorate of. Foreign Mail. APPROXIMATE TIME OCCUPIED IN COURSE OF POST FROM NEW YORK TO SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT PLACES OF THE WORLD, WITH THE DISTANCE IN STATUTE MILES PREPARED IN OFFICE OF FOREIGN MAILS. Statute Name of Place. Via Days. Miles. Accra (Africa) ............................ London .9 8,075 Addah (Africa) . .......................... London 36 8,130 Adelaide South Australial ......................... London 42 15,315 Adelaide ( South Australia) .................. San Francisco 34 12.845 Aden (Arabia .................................. London 18 7,b75 Akyab (British Burmah) ................... London ...3 11,670 Alexandria Egypt .................................. London 13 6,110 Algiers (Africa) .................. London 10 5,030 Ambriz (Africa)......... , Lonnon :X1 9,785 A-msted (Netherlands) .......................... London 9 3,985 Z79 280 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Antigua (Leeward Islands) ........................ ........ 9 1,790 Antwerp Belgium) ..................... London 91 4.000 Apia (Samoan Islands) ..............S....... an Francisco 20 9,200 Arica Peruj .............. . Panama 27 4,8:35 Aspinwall. see "Colon. .. Athens tuireece) .. ..... .... ........... ........... London 12 5,6. 5 Aucklnd (New Zealand) .................... San Francisco 26.. 10.120 Bahia 'B.az I) . .2 L 5,8 0 Bale ibnwitzerland).................... Lond.,n 9 4,4 0 Bangkok k.,iam) ................ . ............. London 13 1 ,l 5 B ngkok Si m) ........ ........... ..... San F. ancisco 4 '.4.: 12,990 Barb.dos ( West Indies . . . 8 2,145 Barcelona Spain).... ... .......... ..... ......... .. London 10 4,790 Batavia Java) ................................ ... London 34 1h,80) Bathui st Africa) ............... .... ........... London :2 6,t'15 Bayonne kFrance) .... ..... ..... .......... ..... London lu 4,510 Beiize British Honduras. .. ...... New Urlean-; 9 2 360 Berlin Germany, .. .. .................. London 9 4,3a5 Berne Switzerlnnd). ........London 9 4,490 Beirut byl ia) ........ ..... ............... ... . London 15 6,475 Bombay (British India).London 24 9,7615 Bonny (Africa............. ................. London 42 8,.590) Bordeaux l('rance).London 9 4.315 Bremen kGerm my) .................... ........ Londtn 8 4,.:5 Brindisi klialy)............ ......... . L ,n on 10 5,205 Bri.bane iQueensland, Australia'. San Fraicei!-co ;s4 1 ,196 Brus-els (Bllgaium).Lotdom 9 Y '9o5 Badapest Iluugmry). Lndon 10 4."10 Bueno4 Ayres (Argentirle Republic)......... . 9 bti45 Bunder A bhas (Per.-ian Gulf) ................... London :4 ti,:,00 Bushire )PWrsian Gulf .......................... ... Londii 4) 9,950 Basreh IPersia Gl aIf) ...............L .......... ...n Lo din :ti 0lo, O Cadiz Sp,-in). .. ....................... London10 5,;.T5 Cairo Egypt) ..... .................. ........... London 12 I'i t0 Calcutta (brilish India)... ....... Londoa 2 11L 0 Calderat (hili ............................ ....... Panam - 5,45; Callao (Peru .......... . ... ........... ...... P na1ma 2.2 4,145 Ca ineroons i Af ica . . ..... ............... .... London 3:1 8,SOIJ Cape C, a-t CA tle (Africa)..... Lond n 29 e,0 0 Cape H tien (Haiti. ................................ . 1,464) Cape Palmas Africa .Lo don..... :-8 7,570 Cape Town (South Africai.t Loion 27 11,!'5 Carril (Spain ..... ............................... London 12 5,515 Carthagena (Columbia P .Pnama 12 2,445 Cherbiurg tFrlFnee) .................I............. I 3,780 Christianin Nohwby) .............................. London 10 4,650 Cienfegoq, vii havana .......... ...................... 5 Ciuaad Bolivar kVenezuela)..l.. 27 15 Cobijt Bol via).Panama 37 5,135 Co ogne (Germany) .London 8 4,115 Colon (Colombia).Pna.. mia 6 2,281 Congo kAtrica ........ . ................ .......... London :1. t 14645 Constantinople (Turkey...... Lo- don 11 5,810 Copenhagen ,Denmai k)...... London 10 4,7'.5 Coquimbo (Chili)...... .... .Panarn x2 5,t65 Crete Tu1rk1y, ............. London 14 5.8-35 Curacao (West Indies). .................1.............2.. () :,03 Cyp, us ( B iti,:) ........ ......................... London ,1 6,:,34 Delagoa Bay (Africa.................. London 190 11.1,2) Lemerara .1. itish Guiana) ................i.................. 1 2 605 Dominma (Leewai d Islands) ............... ................. 9 1,920 Dre den (Germany)............... Eondon 9 4,SS5 Falkland Wlands .......... ............................ 38 9.120 Faroe IMlands .. .............................. .... London 14 4,740 Fernando Po (Africa)..... London 15 8,745 LEXINGTON PORT OFFICE 281 Fiji Island .San Frzncisco 24 8.855 Florence (Italy) .......................... London 10 4,8h0 Frarkfort on-tMain (Germany) ..................... London 9 4,250 Gaboon (Africa).................. London 47 9,1'55 Geneva (Switzerland).................. London 9 4 410 Genoa (Italy) ........................ .......... I ondon 9 4,615 Gibraltar ... .............................. London 11 5 155 Glasgow Scotlandl............................. .. l 375 Gothenb.lrg (Sweden). Londc n 9 4,755 Goree (A!rica ..... ................................. Lond' n 23 6,605 Granada (Spain).: London 13 5.350 Grand Bassam (Africa)..... London 19 7,35 Grand Canary Island.................. .. London 13 5,605 Grenada (Windward Islands) . ........................... . 9 2 325 Greytown IXiearagua) .................. N ew Orleans 7 2,810 4uadeloupe West Indies) ..................... .... ... . 9 1,8t0 Guatemala. City, Guatemala) .................. New Orleans. 7 2,6l45 Guayaquil (1E:uador . .P........................ Punama 1.5 3,95 Gunymaits (Mexico).............. .. R. R. 6 :W.02'5 Hague )The Netherlands) ....... ........ .. ..... r ond. n 9 3,950 Healf Jack .Afi.i.).. London 31 77. 0 Halifax Nova Scotia) . ................... 2 R 45 Hamburg (Ge' manv ..... Direct 9 4,80 Hamburg (Germany (London' ..... London 9 4,340 Hamilton (Betmuda) .................. . ....................2. 2 780 Harana (Cuba).. 1,413 Bavre (France)....... .............. ... 8 2,940 Hong-Kong China) ..................... San Francisco 5 10,590 Honolulu (Hawaii ..............M.......... Fan Francis. o 13 5,645 Icelan' .... ..L................................o......... .ndon 13 5,350 Inhambane (Africa). London 44 11.240 Interlaken (Switzerland).London 10 4,125 Iquique Peru) .Panama 26 4,865 Isles de Los (Africa) ............ ................. London 235 7,010 Jeemel (Haiti) ..................... . . 7 J],-10 Jeddah (Arsbia) ...... . ........................... London 21 7,090 King George's Sound (West Australia)..... San Francisco 43 14,015 Kingston (Jamaic) . .5 1,820 Kurrac ee (British Indla) ..................... London 28 10,330 Lagos 'Africa)..................... London M 8,310 La Gua-yra Vnezuela' . .10 2,2 8 Lisbon (Portugalb .................................... London 10 5,335 Little Popo (Afriea) ...... ........................ Lond a 38 8,185 Liverpool (England) . .8 3,540 Living-ton Guatemala) ..................... New Orleans 10 2,495 Loanda iAfrica)..................... London 56 9,.-52 London )Engl nd) ..................... Queenstown 8 3,740 London (England . ..................... Southampton 3 3,i60 Lucern- Switzerland) .................... . L- ndon 9 4,480 Lyons Franc )..................... London 9 4,240 Macelo Brazil) .................. .. _ it 5,555 Maderia Island .. ................................ I ... ondon I It 5,315 Madras (British Indihl ..... ................ Lcnrl.n 27 1'1,125 Madrid ) Spain'. ..................... London 9 4,825 Magdalena Bay (Mex-co) .................... San Francis-o 10 4,.75 Malaga (Spain)..................... 1 ondmn 9 4,925 Malta Island..................... I onid',n 1 2 5,280 'Maraciabo tVenezuela) . .................... ....:........... it ', 80 Murannam (Brazil . ....................15...........I a 3.18'5 Marseilles) (PI ance) ..................... London 9 t560 Martinique I West Indies) . ..................9 1,980 Mauritius I-land .............. : ........ .. London 83 12,350 Mayai uez (Puerto Rico) . .7 1,80 Mazatlan (Mexico)..............S San Francisco 10 4,795 282 1,EXINGTON POST-OFFICE Melbourne i Victoria, Australiaj .............. San Francisco 3' 12,255 Mexico City (Mexico) .......................... R. R. 5 3,70 Milan ItalyL ......... o.. Lndon 9 4,611 Mollendo (Peru).Panama 28 4,85 Monrovia (Liberia. Africa ......................... London 28 7,385 Montevedio Uruguay . .28 7,185 Mweow ( Russia) . ............................ London 10 5,535 Moiulmein (British Burmah) ....................... London 36 1Z.020 Mozambique (Africa) ................ London and Brindisi 35 10,470 Munich (Bavaria................. London 9 4,810 Muscat Muscat)............ .... London 31 9,2 0 Naples (Italy).London 9 5,195 Niasau (Bahamas) . .4 1,105 Natal (Afrlca) .................................... Lond n 30 12,052 Nice(France.London 9 4,700 Nuremberg (Bavaria I.London I l 4,396 Odessa (Russia.London 11 5,455 Old Calabar (Africa).London 38 8,875 Oporto (Portugal).London 10 5,405 Panama (Colombia . .7 2,455 Para (Brazil) . .12 3,460 Paris iFrance) . .8 4,020 Payta (Peru) ............................ Prnama 18 3,545 Penang (Straits Settlements).London 31 11,735 Pernambuco (Brazil r. . 1 5,425 Perth iWest Australia) ...................... San Francisco 32 13,415 Point de Galle (Ceylon).London 2:9 10,340 Port au Prince Haiti).. ............... ...... .... 7 1,800 Port Limon Costa ica).New Orleans 9 2,885 Puerto Cabello Venezula) . . 12 2,18U Puerto Plata (San Dominfo) . ......................... 7 1,570 Quebec (Canada) ........................ 2 555 Queenstown (Ireland) . .7 3,250 (Jui imane (Africa).................. London '8 10,840 Quitta (Africa. .................. London 37 8,150 Rangoon (British India).London 31 11,906 Riga (Rus.ia). .................................. London 11 5,190 Rio de JTaneiro (Brazil) . .23 ,204 Rome (Italyj.................... London 9 5,030 Rotterdam (Netherlands) .................... London 9 3,9(5 Saigon ("ochin China.London 44 12,920 Sai on (Cochin China) ................. ...... San Francisco 39 12,240 St. Velen Isand ..London 27 9,20 3t JohnNewfoundland.6. . 1,245 St. Kitts tLeeward Islands . .8 1,800 St. Lucia (Windward Islands . .8 9,025 St. Petersbrug (Ru'sia) ..Lon....d............ Lon don 10 5,37J0 St. Thomas (West Indiesi................... 6 1 50 St. Vincent (Cape de Verde Islands'.London 18 6,R25 St. Vincent W dward Islands) . . 8 2,245 Salt Pond Af -ica) ....... ...... London 34 8,050 Samana (San Dominno) . .8 1,700 San Domingo City (San Domingo) . .9 1,920 San Juan iPorto R.... . 6 1,730 Santa Martha (Columbia' ........................... Panama 13 2,115 Santander (Spain).London 10 4,810 Santiago (( hili).........m...... Pnam a 38 6,010 Santos (Brazil . .25 6,980 Savinilla (Columbia) .............. ............. .. 1 3 2,380 Senefal (Africa) ........................... London 27 6,503 Seychelles Islands (Indian Ocean ................... London 37 9,48.5 Shanghai (China) ............................ London 45 14,745 Shanghai (China) ........................... San Francisco 25 9,920 Sierra Leone i Africa) ........................... London 22 7,125 Singapore kStraits Settlements) .................... London 3.3 12,175 LEXING4TON POST OFFICE Singapore (Straitm Settlements) .San Francisoo 42 12.240 Southampton (England) . .8 3.680 Stockholm, Sweden).London 10 4,975 Strassburg (Germany )..... I.... London 11 4,460 Stuttgart (Germany) .............................. London 11 4,480 Suez (Egypt..London 14 6,370 Sydney ,ew South Wales) .................. San Francisco 31 11,570 Tampico (Mexico . ..................... New Orleans 7 2,E50 Teneriffe (Canary Islands).London 14 5,625 Tiflis (Cau(asus ................. London 18 6,630 Tours (France)............... London 10 4,165 Triestr' (Auistria)....... Lond..... Lnd on 10 4,910 Trinidad (West Indi s . . 6 2,370 Turin (Italy..L...... . ondon 9 4,5)!0 Turks Island (Bahamas) . .7 1,325 Valpariaso (Chili) .............. ..................... Panama 37 5,910 Venice (Italy ........... London 9 4,780 Vera Cruz (Mexico).R R. 13 2,i00 Vera Cruz (Mexico.............. Steamer 6 4,010 Vienna (Austria) .London 10 4,740 Vigo ( Spain ..... ........................... London I 12,500 Wellington f New Zealand' .................... San Francist o 27 10,490 Whydah (Africa).........o Indon 39 8,225 Winnebah (Africa) .................... London 31 8,055 Yarmouth (Nova Scotia) ................... .. 1 a15 Yokohama (Japan.San Francisto 20 7,348 Zanzibar (Africa) .............................. ..... London 30 9,820 Zurich (Switzerland)........ London 9 4,4470 Foreign Money Orders. Money Orders are issued in this country payable in the following foreign countries: Alexandria, Egypt (French Orders), British Bechuanaland e South Africa, Bermuda, Canada. C(ape Colony, France an I Algeria, Great Britian and Ireland, Jamaica, Leeward Islamds,. New Foundland, New South Wa'es, New Zealand. Oange Free State (South Africa), Queensland, Sou-h Australia, Tasmania, Trini- dad, Tunis (Africa) Turkey (Beirut, Salonica, Smyrna, ('onstantinople), Victoria and the Windward Islands and China (Amoy. Canton, Fuchau. Hankow, Hoihow, Hong- kong, Ningpo, Shanghai and Swato), Austro-Hungary (in- cluding Bohemia), Belgium, British India, Ceylon, Cyprus, Danish West India Islands ISaba. St. Martin and Santa Cruz,, Denmark (including Iceland and Faroe Islands), Egypt, Finland, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Italy including the Italian provinces of 'Mas- souah and Assab in Africa), Japan, Luxemburg, Malta, Mauritius, Naral, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal (in- cluding the Azortes and Madeira Ilands), Salvador, St. Helena, Straits Settlements (Singapore, Penang and Ma- lacca), Sweeden, Switzerland, Tangier tMorocco), and West Australia, Russia, Mexico and Palestine. 283 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER FEES. For sums not exceeding.10. . . 10 cents Over 10 and not exce dirg 20. . . 20 cents Over 20 and not exceeding 30 . . ... 30 cents Over 30 and not exceeding 40 . . 4) cents Over 40 and not exceeding 50 ..... .. 50 cents Over 51) and not exceeding 60 .. 60 cents Over 60 and not exceedinz 7 .. .......... 70 cents Over 70 and not exceeding 80 . . 80 cents Over 80 and not exceeding 90.. . . 90 cents Over 90 and not exce. ding 1.00 . ...... 1.00 Orders drawn on Mexico are one-half international rates. LIMIT OF AMOUNT OF SINGLE ORDERS. A single money order may include any amount from one cent to one hundred dollars, inclusive, except when payable in Great Britian and Ireland, Cape Colony or Ja- maica, in which case the limit is 5: but must not contain a fractional part of a cent. There is no limit to the number of international money orders that may be issued in one day to the same remitter and in favor of the same payee. Foreign Postage. ALL FOREIGN COUNTRIES EXCEPT CANADA AND MEXICO. Letters. per 15 grams (" ounce) ........ 5 cents Single postal cards, each........ .2 cents Double postal cards. ea h ..4 cents Newspaper and other printed matter, per 2 ounces. . .1 cent COMMERCIAL PAPERS. Packets not in excess of 10 ounces 5 cents Packets in excess of 10 ounces, for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof ............ ................... 1 ce nt SAMPLES OF MERCHANDISE. Packets not in excess of 4 ounces.. - ........ 2 cents Packets in excess of 4 ounces, for each 2 ounces of fraction thereof ........... . ................1... cent Registration fee on letters or other articles .... 8 cents 284 Furniture, Carpets, Rugs We handle a complete line of the most substantial FURNITURE in Lexington, at the lowest cash prices or on easy payments. If you think of purchasing it will re- quire but a moment to convince you that we can save you money. Do not fail to cull on The Home Furniture Co. 27 West Short Street Lexington, Ky. J : BE'' 3 IMPROVED TAIL SUPPORT AND BITTING HARNESS Patent applied for. It will make any two horses carry tails alike The best one made for either long or short tails It is the only adjustable one on the market A horse will not fight this crupper, and he cannot get it off. Will not chafe or produce sore tails. Can be used either in stable or paddock You can use any kind of bridle to it It is the lightest and neatest made, and made of No. 1 oak leather, tan color. The surcingle is of English pattern and brass trimmed all through. Price complete 10; or Crupper, Side and Backstraps, 5 A. H. MEYERS, Patentee, Tattersalls Lexington, Ky. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Articles for or from foreign countries (except Canada, Mexico and Cuba) are not designated "first-class matter," "second class matter, 'etc., but ate classified as "letters," "post-cards '' '-prints," "commercial papers," and ' sam- ples of merchandise." Postal cards, single or with paid reply, must be for- warded without cover. Each half of a double post-card is a complete post- card: but, in the event of the reply half of a double post- caid issued by any country being sent by mail to an ad- dressee in a countrv oher than that which issued the card, it is required to be treated as an unpaid lttt'r, and postage collected of the addressee accordingly. The face of a post-card (single or double). is reserved exclusively for postage stamps, post-marks, and the ad- dress, which may be made either in writing, printing, or by means of a hand stamp. or an adhesive lable not ex- ceediDg /x2 inches in size. The sender may also. in the same manner. indicate his name and address on the face or back of a po-t-card, and he may also place his name and address on the reply-half of a double post-card. En- gravings or advertisements may be printed on the back of post-cards: and on the front if they do not interfere with a perfectly distinct address. Post-cards issued by private individuals or corporations (in countries which authorize the issue of such cards) are required to be recognized and treated as post-cards in the country to which they are sent, provided they are received in mails made up in the couxtry in which said cards originated. Each half of a double post-card is subject to a fnll rate of postage; that is to say, the postage rate foi a single international post-card being two cents, the charge for a post-card with paid reply is four cents. The following-areconsidered as prints and admitted as such at the reduced postage applicable to "prints," viz.: Newspapers, periodical works, books, stitched or bound, pamphlets. sheets of music, visiting cards, address cards, proofs of printing with or without the manuscripts relating thereto, papers with raised points for the use of the blind, engravings, photographs and albums containing photo- graphs, pictures, drawings, plans, maps, catalogues, pros- pectuses, announcements and notices of various kinds, whether printed, engraved, lithographed or autographed, and in general all impressions or reproductions obtained upon paper, parchment or card-board by means of print- ing, engraving, lithographing and autographing, or any other mechanical process easy to recognize, except the eopying-press and the typewriter. 286 WE ARE LEADERS (be Industrial Mutual Deposit company of UexInuton, Ky. Writes a conservative contract Redeems ALL coupons in 104 weeks. Have written to June I, ;901, 306,505 cou- pons. Have redeemed I44,329 coupons and paid to customers in 53 weeks the sum of i63,631.99. Passed to Reserve and Surplus 72,837.28. Fou full particulars address J, H. BAKER, Secretary and General Manager 77 East Short St. Lexington, Ky. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Postage rate for prints. one cent for each two i 2) ounces. Prints must either be placed under band, upon a roller, between boards, in a case opened at one side or at both ends or in an enclosed envelope; or simply folded in such a manner as not to conceal the nature of the packet: or last y. tied by a string easy to unfasten. Address cards and all prints presenting the form and consistency of an unfolded card may be forwarded without band, envelope, fastening or fold. The front is reserved for postage stamps, post marks and the address: but the sender may also stamp his name and address there. The maximum weight of any package containing prints is fixed at 2 kilo- grams (4 lbs. 6 oz. ), except single printed volumes for Mexico. Canada or Salvador, and packages of second- class matter for Canada. The maximum size is fixed at 45 centimeters ( 18 inches) in any one direction except that rolls of Irinted matter which do not exceed 7,5 centimelers (30 iLches in length and 10 centimeters (4 inches) in diame- ter may be forwai dea by mail. The f.llowing are considered as commercial papers, viz : All ius;ruments or documents written or drawn wholly or partly by hand. which have not the character of an actual and personal correspondence, such as papers of legal procedure, deeds of all kinds drawn up by public functionaries, way-bills or bills of lading, invoices the various documents of insurance companies, copies, or ex- tracts of deeds under private seal written on stamped or unstamped paper, scores of sheets of manuscript music, manuscript of books or of articles for publication in news- papers. forwarded separately; corrected tasks of pupils, excluding all comment on the work, etc. Postage Rate for Commercial papers.-Five (5) cents for the first ten (10) ounces or less, and one (1) cent for each additional two (2) ounces. Commercial papers must be forwarded under band, or in an open envelope. The maximum weight of commercial papers is fixed at 2 kilograms t4 lbs. 6 ozs.), and the max- imum size at 45 centimeters u18 inches). except when put up in rolls, the dimensions of which da not exceed 75 centi- meters i 30 inches) in length, and 10 centimeters (4 inches) in diameter. Samples of merchandise must conform to the following conditions: (1) They must be placed in bags. boxes, or removable envelopes in such a manner as to admit of easy inspection. (2) They must not have any salable value nor bear any manuscript other than the name or profession of the sender, the address of the addressee, a manufac- turer's or trade-mark, numbers, prices, and indications re- 288 SELLING LUMBER.o AND JUILOING HOUSES is our Business.I'S COMBS Lumber i8o East Main Street 291 West High Street Lexington, Ky. We Do All Kind of KU IDING see Us Before Placing Your Contract Co BS LUf1BStR Coo LEXINGTON, KY. LEXINGTON POST.OFFICE lating to the weight or size of the quantity to be disposed of, and words which are necessary to precisely indicate the origin and nature of the merchandise. '3) Packages containing samples must not exceed 350) grains (12 ounces) in weight, or the following dimensions: 30 centimeters. (12 inches in length, 24) centimeters (8 inches) in breadth, and 10 centimeters (4 inches) in depth; except that when in the form of a roll, a package of samples may measure not to exceed 30 centimeters (12 inches) in length, and 15 centi- meters (6 inches) in diameter. Postage Rate for Samples.-Two (2) cents for the first four ounces or less, and one (1) cent for each additional two 121 ounces. Samples of liquids, fatty substances and powders whether coloring or not (except such as are dangerous, in- flammable, explosive, or exhale a bad odor), and also live bees, specimens of Natural History, and articles of glass are admitted to the mails, provided they conform to the following conditions, viz.: (1) Liquids, oils and fatty sub- stances which easily liquefy must be placed in thick glass bottles hermetically sealed; the bottles must be placed in a wooden box, which can be opened without withdrawing tacks, nails or screws containing sufficient spongy matter to absorb the contents if the bottles should break; and this wooden box must be inclosed in a case of metal or wood with a screw top., or of strong and thick leather, in order that it may be easily opened for examination of the con- tents. If perforated wooden blocks are used measuring at least 234 millimeters (1-10 inch) in the thinnest part, suffi- ciently filled with absorbent material and furnished with a lid, it is not necessary that the blocks should be inclosed in a second case. (2) Fatty substances which do not lique- fy, such as ointments, resin, etc., and then placed in an outside box of wood, metal or strong thick leather. (3) Dry powders, whether coloring or not, must be inclosed in in boxes or stout envelopes, which are placed in an outside bag of linen or parchment. Samples of articles composed of glass or other fragile substances must be packed so as to preclude the possibility of injury to postal employes or the correspondent, in case the articles should break. Packets of samples of merchandise for dispatch in the mails to foreign countries (except Canada, Mexico. Cuba and the United States Postal Agency at Shanghai, China), are restricted to bona fide trade samples for specimens having no salable or commercial value in excess of that actually necessary for their use as samples or specimens. Goods sent for sale, in execution of an order, or as gifts, 289 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE however small the quantity may be, are not admissible at sample rates and conditions. Pairs of articles-such as gloves, shoes, socks, etc., (but not such as suspenders or drawers)-are not transmissible by mail to foreign countries at the postage rates and con- ditions applicable to "samples of merchandise;" but one article of a pair may be so transmitted. Matter to be sent in the mails at less than letter rates of postage must be so wrapped that it can be easily examined at the office of delivery, as well as at the mailing office, without destroying the trapper. Packages closed by means ol nails, tacks or screws, or by strings tied in hard knots, can not be easily examined. Postage can be prepaid upon articles only by means of postage stamps of the country in which the articles are mailed. Hence, articles (other thaL the reply-half of double postal cards) mailed in one country, addressed to another country, which bear postage stamps of the country to which they are addressed, or of any country other than the one in which they are mailed, are treated as if they had no postage stamps attached to them. This does apply to the United States Postal Agency at Shanghai, China, at which place United States postage stamps are valid for the prepayment of postage. Canada, Mexico and Cuba are the only foreign coun- tries to which periodicals from publishers for regular sub- scribers (second-class matter in domestic mails) may be sent at the bulk or pound rate of postage, except "second- class matter" may be sent to persons in the UT. S. service in China at the bulk or pound rate of postage. Periodicals for all other foreign countries, whether "transient" or for reg- ular subscribers, are required to be prepaid with postage stamps at the rate applicable to "printed matter" for those countries. This does not apply to periodicals addressed to regular subscribers connected with the United States forces in China. Unpaid letters received from foreign countries are chargeable with 10 cents per 15 grams (I oz). Insufficiently prepaid correspondence of all kinds is chargeable with double the amount of the deficient postage. Correspond- ence incompletely or incorrectly addressed, and returned to origin for correct address, is liable to a new postage upon its return corrected. The limit of weight for a single rate of postage on let- ters for Canada, Mexico and Cuba is one ounce. On letters for other foreign countries the limit of weight for a single rate is half an ounce. Mail matter of all kinds received from any foreign country including Canada and Mexico, is required to be 290 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE forwarded, at the request o the addressee, from one post office to another-and in the case of articles other than Parcels-Post packages to any foreign country-without additional charge for postage. In the case of unpaid letters, or short-paid matter of any kind, the deficient postage is to be collected by the postmaster by whom the article is delivered. Senders should be cautioned that in order to insure prompt and safe transmission to destination of articles ad- dressed to toreign countries they should make the address legible and complete, giving the name of the country as well as that of the town or the post office. Articles ad- dressed to "London' may be sent either to England or Canada. Avoid using flimsy paper for envelopes, as they are liable to be torn or destroyed in the long transits. Avoid using sealing wax on the covers, as letters so sealed often adhere to each other and the addresses of the articles are destroyed by the tearing of the covers in the attempt to sepdrate the articles. See that postage stamps affixed to the covers of prints do not adhere also to the prints themselves, thus virtually sealing the package, and thereby subjecting the package to additional postage, at the letter rate, on delivery. Canada and Mexico. Matter mailed in the United States addressed to MEXICO is subject to the same postage rates and conditions as itwould be if it were addressed for delivery in the United States, ex- cept that articles of micellaneous merchandise (fourth-class matter), not sent as bona fide trade samples, are required to be sent by "Parcels-Post, " and that the following arti- cles are absolutely excluded from the mails without regard to the amount of postage prepaid or the manner in which they are wrapped, viz.: All sealed packages other than letters in their usual and ordinary form; all packages tincluding packages of second-class matter which weigh more than four pounds six ounces) except such as are sent by "Parcels-Post;" publi- cations which violate any copyright law of Mexico. Single volumes of printed books in unsealed packages are transmissible to Mqico in the regular mails without limit as to weight. 291 LEXINGTON POST OFFICE '"Commercial Papers" and bona fide trade samples are transmissible to Mexico in the regular mails at the postage as given above. AMdtter mailed in the United States addressed to CAN- ADA is subject to the same postage rates and conditions as it would be if it were addressed for delivery in the United States, except that "Commercial Papers" are transmissible at the postage rates given above; that packages of seeds, plants, etc., are subject to the post- age rate of one cent per ounce, and that the following arti- cles are absolutely excluded from the mails without regard to the amount of postage prepaid, or the manner in which they are wrapped, viz.: All sealed packages other than letters in their usual and ordinary form: all packages iexcept jingle volumes of printed books and packages of second-class matter which weigh more than four pounds six ounces); Police Gazette, Police News and publications which violate any copyright law of Canada. United States Postal Agency at Shanghai. Articles addressed for delivery at the following places in China, viz.: Chefoo or Yenti, Peking, Chin Kiang, Hang Chow, C'hung King, Hankow, Kaiping, Ichang, Kalgan, Shanghai, Kiukiang, Taku, Nanking, Tien Tsin, -Newchwang, Wenchow, Ningpo, Wuchang, Ourga, Wuhu, Are transmissible in the mails made up in San Franciso, Tacoma and Seattle for the U. S. Postal Agency at Shanghai. Articles of every kind and nature which are admitted to the United States domestic mails exchanged between the United States and the United States Postal Agency at Shanghai, China; subject, however, to the following rates 4292) S. R. VAN DYKE SLEATH VAN DYKE SonQ ConLFzclor5 Mosaic Mlarble and Encaustic Tiling Cut Stone and Foundation Work Monument Bases Made to Order We also carry a full stock of Sills, Lentels and Chimney Caps. We are also Agents for the Stewart Wrought Iron Fence. See us before placing your order for anything in the Stone Line Office and yards corner Short and Payne streets, in the old K. C. yards. Cumberland phones 4I I and 792. WM. SLEATH LEXINGTON POST OFFICE of postage, which must be prepaid in all cases, by means of United States postage Stamps on all articles, except official correspondence in "penalty" envelopes. First-class matter, 5 cents for each i ounce or fraction of " ounce. Postal cards, single, 2 cents each; double, 4 cents each. Second and third-class matter, and samples of merchan- dise not exceeding 12 ounces in weight, 1 cent for each 2 ounces or frac: ion of 2 ounces. Fourth-class matter, 1 cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce. Registration fee, 8 cents; no additional charge for re- turn receipt. Articles other than letters in their usual and ordinary form must not be closed against inspection, but must be so wrapped or inclosed that they may be readily and thor- oughly examined by postmasters and customs officers. Parcels-Post. Unsealed packages of mailable merchandise may be sent by Parcels-Post to Jamaica (including the Turks and Caicos Islands), Barbados, The Bahamnas, British Hondu- ras, Mexico, The Leeward Islands, The Republic of Col- ombia, Salvador, Costa Rica, the Danish West India Is- lands-St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John-British Gui- ana; The Windward Islands, Newfound and, the Republic of Honduras, Trinidad, including Tobago, Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Nicaraugua, New Zealand and Venzuela, at the postage rates and subject to the conditions herin pre- scribed; Limit of weight, 11 pounds;-greatest length, 3 feet 7 inches; greatest length and girth combined, 6 feet. Postage, 12 cents a pound or fraction thereof, except that Parcels for Colombia, Costa Rico and Mexico must not measure mote than two (2) feet in length or more than four (4) feet in girth. Admissible and Prohibited Articles, Inclosures, Etc. Any article admissible to the domestic mails or the United States may be sent in unsealed packages by Parcels- Post, except the following, which are prohibited from trans- DAVID C. FROST ECSTALtI4H : IS884 Frost Edge Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Seeds, Grain, Teed and Coal Agricultural Implements Office and Salesroom 9 North Mill Street Warehouse 214 West Short Street Railroad Coal Yard West End Short and Main Sts. Sole Agents Mlilwaukee Binders, flowers and Vulcan Plows C H. EDGE LEXINGTON POST OFFICE mission: Publications which violate the copyright laws of the country of destination: poisons and explosive or inflammable liquids and substances; substances which easily liquefy; confections and pastes: live or dead animals, except dead insects and reptiles when thoroughly dried: fruits and vegetables, which easily de- compose, and substances which exhale a bad odor: lottery tickets, lottery advertisements. or lottery circulars; all ob- scene or immoral articles: articles which might in any way damake or destroy the mails or injute the personshandling them. A letter or communication of the nature of personal correspondence must not accompany, be written on, or in- closed with any parcel. If such be found, the letter will be placed in the mails if separable. and if tho commurication be inseparably attached, the whole parcel will be rejected. If, however, any such should inadvertently be forwarded, the country of destination will collect upon the letter or let- ters double the letter-rate of postage prescribed by the Universal Postal Convention. No parcel may contain packages addressed to persons other than the person namedl in the outside address of the parcel itself If such inclosed packages be detected, they must be sent forward singly, charged with new and distinct parcel-postage rates. A parcel must not be posted in a letter-box. but must be taken into the post office and presented to the postmaster or person in charge, between the hours of 9 a m. and . p.m. The postage must, in all cases. be prepaid by means of postage stamps, wl i h m s be affx d to the parcel. The postage rate is 12 cents for each pound or fraction of a pound (2)1 cents a pound in case of parcels for Chile). Con- sequently. if a parcel weighs even a Y of an ounce over a pound another full rate (of 12 cents or 20 cents) must be prepaid, or the parcel will not be dispatched from the United States. The sender of a parcel addressed to anv of the countries named in the table at the head of this article, except Barb- ados, may have the same registered by paving a registra- tion fee of 8 cents, and will receiv-e the "Return-receipt" without special charge therefor: but thp Postoffice Depart- ment will in no case be responsibe for the loss or damage of any parcel. Senders of parcels for or from Jamaica, Barbados, British Honduras, The Leeward Islands, British Guiana, The Windward Islands, Newfoundland, Trinidad and New Zealand, who request their parcels to be returned, or for- warded to a different destination, must transmit with their 296f Ielxington Plumbing 19 East Short St. Sanitary p1umbing Steam and Plot WUater beating ,P it t Gas, Electric and Combination Chandeliers, Globets, etc. Che Largest Stock of pipe, Pipe fittings and Steam goods in the City We make a specialty of plumbing and heating systems for country and suburban residences. Co. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE request the amount necessary to prepay postage afresh at the rate of 12 cents per pound or fraction of a pound. The sender of an ordinary (unregistered) parcel ad- dressed to Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas and British Honduras, may obtain a "Return-receipt" for the same by prepaying, by means of postage stampn, a fee of 5 cents in addition to the ordinary postage. In such cases the words "Return-receipt Demranded" should be plainly writ- ten on the cover of the parcel. Customs Duty and Postage Charges on Delivery. Dutiable articles received in the United States Parcels- 'Post mails will be rated and charged with the proper amount of customs duty by the customs officer at the United States exchange postoffice at which mails are received from abroad, and the duty so rated will be collected and remit- ted to said customs officer by the postmaster who delivers the articles. On delivery of a parcel to the addressee a postage charge of 5 cents must be collected on each single parcel of whatever weight, but if the weight exceeds 1 pound, a charge of 1 cent for each 4 ounces of weight or fraction thereof will be collected, except that parcels mailed in the Danish West Indies are subject to a maximum charge of 10 cents, and that upon parcels mailed in British Guiana, The Windward Islands. Newfoundland, Trinidad, Chile, Germany, Guate- mala, Nicaraugua, New Zealand and Venezuela not more than 5 cents is collectable on the delivery of any parcel. Postage-due stamps to the amount of this charge will be affixed and canceled before delivery. See that the parcel is securely and substantially packed so that it can be safely transmitted in the ordinary mail sacks, and that it is so wrapped or enclosed that its con- tents can be easily examined by postmasters and customs officers. If boxes are used, they should be provided with a sliding or hinged lid, as lids screwed or nailed to it will exclude it from the mails. See that it is plainly directed, giving the name and full address of the person for whom the parcel is intended; that it bears the words "Parcels-Post" conspicuously in the upper left-hand corner. was8 I ENTERPRISING LEXINGTON I Dhe Postmasterrs with his talented assistant and the Letter Carriers of this well managed, up-to-date office deserve the thanks of the community for the valuable and interesting little book- let distributed among the patrons of the Post Office. It speaks well for the public spirit of Uncle Sam's officials, and from far-off Utica, New York, we send our com- pliments. MIAHER BROS. LOUIS ZINSZ[R Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Oil Cloth Mattings, Lace Curtains, Pictures Window Shades, Clocks, Lamps Baby Carriages, Toilet Sets Stoves, Wringers, Etc. 46 and 48 North Upper Street Lexington, Ky. LEXINGTON POST OFFICE Customs Duties. The Department has not been advised what articles (other than those designated "prohibited articles") are lia- able to customs duties in foreign countries, and conse- quently does not exclude articles of merchandise from the mails for foreien countries because they may be liable to customs duties in the countries to which they are addressed. Customs duties can not be prepaid by the senders of dutiable articles: they will be collected of addressees if the articles are delivered. Newspapers and other periodical publications received in the mails from abroad under the provisions of postal treaties or conventions. and official packages addressed to foreign consuls in the United States by their governments, are free from customs duties. Books and prints bearing the address of the chief of a foreign mission in the United States and imported through the mails, may be delivered without payment of customs duties. Dutiable books forwarded to the United States from foreign countries are delivered to addressees at post offices of destination upon payment of the duties levied thereon. The Secretary of the Treasury has instructed Collectors of Customs that a duty of 2S per cent ad valorem is im- posed on all printed matter not otherwise provided for, without regard to mode of importation. Newspapers and periodicals the term "periodicals" embraces only unbound or paper covered publications issued within six months of the time of entry, containing current literature of the day. and issued regularly at stated periods. as weekly, monthly or quarterly: books imnorted for tho use of the United States or the Library of Congress; books which shall have been printed more than twenty years at the date of importa- tion: books imported for use by order of any society or in- stitution incorporated or established solely for religious, philosophical, educational, scientific or literary purposes, or for the encouragement of the fine arts: books and pamph- lets printed exclusively in languages other than English; books and music in raised print, used exclusively by the blind: books used abroad not less than one year by persons or families from foreign countries; engravings, photo- granhs, etchings, maps and charts imported for the use of the United States forthe Library of Congress; engravings, photographs, etchings, maps, charts and music which shall 'woo NEw YO Kv CINCINNATI. BOSTO ASTRN GM PMAOUR Cef PH LADELPH I WASHINGTON ST -LOUIS STRAIN FR15EFR 17 10RHF[ M1:FS3TONE S- avea_I 0CG. Hai r Cu-" t 25G. We use clean toweLs and sterilized tools blob 6rake Phetlograpbs Spengler Opera House Block Lexington, Ky. First Prize for Artistic Work A2' LEXINGTON POST OFFICE have been printed more than twenty years at the date of importation; maps, music, engravings. etchiings, litho- graphic prints and charts specially imported for the use of or by order of any society or institution incorporated or established solely for religious, philosophical, educational, scientific or literary purposes. or for the encouragement of the fine arts; hydro-graphic charm, and publiations is- sued for their subscribers or exchanges by scientific and literary associations or academies, or publications of in- dividuals for gratuitous private circulation, and public documents issued by foreign governments are not subject to United States customs duties. With the above exceptions, all articles of printed matter contained in the mails re- ceived from foreign countries are subject to the regular duty of 25 per cent ad valorem. Books imported in the mails, whether dutiable or non- dutiable are not subject to seizure, but all other dutiable miail matter is liable to seizure. Sample copies of musical publications, imported by dealers or agents of foreign publications, are held to be not exempt from U. S. customs duties.