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BLUEGRASS BLADE I IVOLUME J NUMBER 5 LEXINGTON KY SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13i 1886 SUBSCRIPTION PER YEAR l t4Pk LAUDABLE LEXINGTON ENTERPRISE The new dry goods house of Messrs Berkley Guthrie Watson on Jordans Row iu this city is one of the most i substantial evidences of the enterprisejAs a modelof elegance com fort and convenience in all the substantialappliances and mi- r and detailof a place for shopEhardly has its counterpart in 1 Kentucky or Cincinnati t There are houses in Cincin riati that cost far more of course but excepting Shilitos I know of none there that are so thoroughly lighted and wen LesingtonrpCincinnati houses sers of dry goods are compelled to purchase more by faith than bysight in examining textures It may be that to those who are personally acquainted with the proprietors of Cincinnati hous es and who are residntsof Cincinnati those houses will offer inducements fully equal BerkleyGuthrie hereJut it is almost absolute that they will not do as well for the Bluegrass deal ers as every motive of high gentlemanly instinct andsound us s policy will prompt this Lexington firm to do for those same dealers That I shouldnaturally feelI a predilection for our citizens is a soft impeachment to whichJ I plead guily but as a thatIrequire me to go from one to the other of every prominent dry goods house in Cincinnati and talk with the proprietors and that in none of them have I met gentlemen whose personal deportment and eviden ces of taste and business qual jimpressedqualities in the firm now under considerationThe the building has been most judiciouslyselected the house facing on the elegant new Court House andI yet just so far removed from the old dry goods localities as to give it a pleasant individu ality without making it incon veniently remote The house externally and internally has all the beauty of architectural proportion of permanence of utility and adaptability A competent wheret I partment and where the suc cess of architects is based fair ly upon their merits has been given abundant time free scope and good wages to ex hibit his skill and has done so The interior woodwork is all ofcherry and has been finish styleVisitors to another by elegant stairs or bya handsome hydraulic ele vator at their option and laIdies have an elegant and re tired lunchroom in the third story where theycan rest andI wrappingsThe stocked with goods appropriate for the season and willsion send its representative East to select a new stockoflSpring goods that will in keeping with the elegant establishment in which they are to be sold LEXINGTON MUSICIANS IN BERLIN A criticism of the musical MaryCarrennaand J I t t r t t r of this city warrants us in be lieving that these talented la dies may soon contribute as much to the fair fame of Lexington as Miss Mary Anderson has done and Miss Currie Duke can do for Louisville The criticism has been made by some one who heard their musicalentertainment in Ber generallyknown their mnsical education with such a devotion and natural ability as will justify the music lovingworld here in anticipa ting such a feast when they come upon the stage here as has not yet been given byany artists born in the Western country Misses Mary Carrenno and Lucy Campbell are studying respectively the piano violin and violincello None but artists of the highest style are heard in the highest circles in vhich they perform Musical criticism there is a matter of fact rather than of compliment and sentiment andmusical critics are as chary of their opinions in their departments as members of the learned opinionsunder these circumstances these young ladies have stood the ordeal of criticism of the most advanced city in the world perhaps in musical oul tivationThe years of labor and de voted perseverance that have been necessary to make the musicalartists who have gain ed the applause of the world are scarcely appreciable to those unskilled in this art and perhaps no American women have ever combined with their naturalability the assiduity andsingleness of purpose thatI these ladies have There is no little of the heroic in that spirit which will make turn their backs thet 1andlingaim in view determine Uto door die as truly as did the heroes of Balaklava We can but feel a pride in claimingsuch instances of devotion to purpose as specimens of our Kentucky womanhood and yet the sacrifice of homet and friends and the social en ftooelating others to emulate their itonupon the stage and not merely Bluegrass region but the State of Kentucky can honor herself in honoring them DuROODE GRATZ Some Animadversions on the Imbroglio scythelastcutter and death on weeds When I got through the weeds tackled some elm sprouts in a fence row They had been cut downscveral times with an ax and were as hard and knotty as the dickens I went for them vigorously andnever thought about any thing but downing those sprouts until I had cleaned out the whole ca poodle Then I dropped the little end of the sneed upon the ground andstarted to put myarm over back of the brig ht new blade to rest on it and saw it was gapped from point to heel Maybe you think I didnt moralize over that some If you do you think a mistake Dollars were mighty scarce I was eight miles from town and had more weeds to cut and honor bright like tp have cried But I had a boss grind stone a regular hummer I unrigged that blade and put it on that grindstone andwith a nice pedal I made it buzz When I got through it was as swungitwalked out into the woods it k seemed to me that the weeds like Davy Crocketts coon just tumbled over before I got there Now I am going to stick the BLADE into another knotty subject It may be that when it gets through it will be worse hacked than a jig saw that has run against a nail but it is going in all the same The roughbutLong grindstone that will smooth the hacks It Isay anything that is not true andany body knows it is not let him print my words in any newspaper in town andright below it say thats a lie and sign his mime like a little man t In the eRodeGratz affair now under trial in the Fayette Circuit Court I know all the parties and their ante cedents like a book Prof DeRoode has done wrong very wrong but there was enoughmethod in his mad ness to show that he was notI crazy by a jug full Iwill not descant upon his error because that has been thoroughly done by Mr Gratz on the witness sharplestinAmeridarbothof whom Jtheunbefriended victim as re morselessly as Mr Gratzs Jew forefathers would have dyne the woman taken in the Jewshadbe restrained by the words 1llethim that is without fault among you + If you can conceive of Lexington editors as being nomi vfretosubject to the action oftfhe tIththemunicipality Bro Gratz would elected by an overwhelming majority The Press his next door neighbor would take the stump for him and fly his enoughforwould want a square election but would have decidedconvic upon the snbject and wouldvote early The Ob personalfriend tuning hammer hanging like some kind of a Damocles swordarrangement over the headof Bro Gratz and it had to come down on his heador that of any other newspaperman in town every paper in the burg would sayalet her slide DeRoode and sortie editors would smile audibly in their sleeve and wink out of the north east corner of their left optic Some time ago a man stood behinda pile of goods boxes on Main street in this city and when another man came along the pavement he shot him and when the wounded man fell upon the pavement he shot him againso it was told tome but never heard the evidence The man that did the shooting was kin to a daily paper in this town and had influential kin folks living in Ine houses allover the city and county The courts and juries decided that it was all right on what grounds I do not know probably that the man did not really mean any harm but was only joking or NowDeRoode pers and he thought he would try that thing on on a smaller scale So he gets what they calleda tuning fork first then a tuning hammer I have seen the thing its a kind of a do funny that you use to tune a piano but since Cain killed Abel history has never until this time recordedan instance of a man taking one to kill a man with The tunine hammer is a contraption likg 1fr IIII one of those old fashioned pullicans theyused to pull teethwith or a boss cork screw or something of that sort and is no more kin to a sledge hammer as you would suppose from reading the Ga zettes account of it than a tooth pick is kin to a crow bar Well the Professor snaked up behind Bro Gratz andwent for him with the tuning ham mer DeRoode is one of the smartest men the Bluegrass re biggestfoolhe came to America He got that newspaper racket all hind part before for he was not on ly not kin to any newspaper tappedhadown which many old style country gentry read four times as mtch as they do their Bi bles while on the other handI it is a remarkable fact that DeRoode is the only Amster damed Dutchman in Lexington or Fayette County the Germans who are often igno rantly confused with the Dutch having no more dealings with Dutch than Jews with Samar thingisthe assistance of the father and was remotely accessory been punished more than 1killsmackerel and I heirdan in telligent man say the other day that the father ought too be put in the penitentiary for lite There are some facts about this case that are of interest If DeRoode had to fight Bro Gratz in some way the one he selectedwould be the only one in the world left him He is so near sighted that he could not hit a barn doeEfifeeen feet off with a shotgun and if he had a nose as long as Col G Y Johnstons he c uld not see the blossom on the end of it I gkisgBrobeen farmers and we haves more muscle than brains I will bet a years subscription to the Blade against a jug of buttermilk that a man c colds Phayhair now The Professor was educ ated for a priest and has devotee i his whole life to books andmu ic and has more brains than muscle If DeRoode had alki edup in front of Bro Gratz and proposed fair Brojwould have knbeked into a cocked hat or the i mid dIe of next week before you could bat your eyeM Ic puld whip two DeRoodes and his Apefetewould walk around four squares pretty lively before I would tackle Bro Gratz or if corner ed by him wouln use all thec logic in my shop to decide an issue with him before I would resort to ths arbitrament of physical prowess The life work of Prof Dp Roode has been as far albove that of Editor Gratz as thei heavens arei above the earth One is a sheet of beautiful music the other a sheet of rampant stallions More happy hearts have marched too the altar and more sad hearts have been solaced at the bier under the symphonied thunder De Roodes organ than that ofany man perhaps in the State of wife andmy sister learnedrnusic under him and the best wives and the best sisters allover this country have done the same but it has remained for the editor ofthe Gazette to re flect upon his trustworthiness in such a position by the statement as understand that DeI Roode desecrated the very chancel ol Christ Church in this city by a worse than the abomination of desolation in the holy place spoken of attYwGnGy by Daniel the prophet Vho so readethlet him understand They said DeRoode burnt his jAuvelrystore but the insur ance company paid for it al the samdiu They said he cheat ed at cards for money I dont know about Jt but it sounds like some fellw who had got scoopedand squealed I can beat any country gentleman in the county except Messrs Ar thur Peter and William War ren at chess but I wouldnt tackle Herr Zuckertaut nor Mr Henry Loevenhart Ican beat any body in the world playing backgammon except mywife but I dont know B from bull foot in cards But if I did know cards andshould go in to win I would not stand goingmy sleeve like a Chinaman be cause with my conception of the moral code the difference between an honest game of cards for money and a cheat ing one is so sharp that you could whittle a pine knot in a goods box with it But while I am on the subject of cards I will make a clean deal Every body knows about Bro Gratzs Cheapside club It has some of the finest gentlemen in the city in it and there is no thing but plate glass between them and the outer and every body knows it is only asocial game but all ofus miss one from that group who stood as high as any of those that are left and who showed memore personal friendship than any man in Lexington has ever done We know what that social game did for him all the same Not long ago a fearful affliction befell Bro Gratz one regarded by good men as the s that any man can suffer I love to see Stoicism in a roan when some good demands it have known Prof DeRoode from the time he came to this countryand I have known his wife from her young ladyhood- as born of the best parents reared to make her the model woman that she is IfI he had died and I had seen husband a short time afterward slapping down spades and jacks and queens andc trumps with an avidityappa rently oblivious of all else in heaven or on earth I would have said DeRoode was drunk or crazy Then Mr Gratz born of a ew but one who was an Israelite indeed in whom there was no guile a grand old block of whom it is impossible to conceive that the subject of these animadversions is a chipa noble sire of whom this is a sonBro Gratz editor of the Gazette who rolls profanityas a sweet morsel under his tongue yea as a quidof star plugcharges Mr DeRoode from whose lips I have never heard an unclean word or an oath with being an infidel Mr Gratz who could not to save his life from that horrible imaginary gallows that the got up for John Bush repeat any three verses in the Glider New Testament Scriptures charges Mr DeRoode who has made so much elegant musicffor the biggest and finest churches here with beingan infidel If you will pullmusic as a from under the mod ern fashionable ecclesiasticism you may kill Col Ingersoll and I could tumble down the whole structure by myself like Samson did the temple And what has Mr Gratz to show to offset it and justify that hau teur with which he thanks God that he is not as other men nor yet as this poor publican I never heard but one thing daysImgo ho l a church hero because it had not sym uathizkd withjliim in the DeRoode affair If he is an infidel 1 pever hoard it before and 11 wouldstand u pretty good chance to know I i 1 1i1IIkL have been all along down in thai valley have eaten its hitter herb mil have walked barefoot uyor iu stones and thorns and thero nrcr one hand thut readied out 1wastome far enough for me to catch hold of aifl that was a woman The first e I ever saw Mr De defpOI1ingrotostant ministers und stunned ihorn und those that heard him and qmeJ a boy think of how the twelve y ar old Nazarene disputed with the doctors in the temple I was never in Mr DeRoodes iiotisojaut once It was after the cloud had come over my lifes sky and I couldnot see through it and and up into heaven as plainly as other folks said they could There Was an elegant party at the house of the Professor and there was music and dancing and talk and laughter but when we came into the elegant supper table he called them to sit leuco and asked that I should for them thank the Giver of daily bread for those good things and I did so I am going to tell you a little in cident that will be recognizedas true by a good many people who willread this It will involve a practical question Everybody admits the right of the church to a man to the devil because he don t believe something and I am not going to raise any row about that becauee I want to go into a poolwith the ministers if they will give me a square deal in their workagainst the liquor traffic and about half dozen more things as soon as we get that fixed upall right But it is going to be the case that a man under trial in a Fayette County Court is gofcg to have his case damaged because he is not religionsly orthodox we all ought to know whether we are going to be examined out of the catechism or the Bible Business is business Wo will want an examining board andcertificates that we have passed muster When it all gets fixed I will rubup in some of the hardest questions ond see if I cannot pass incase Tlshoulc1over pet into the hands of the court If I pass I will run the Blade right here if I dont I will move with my family to China learn to write grim jokes in tea chest short hand and publish the Blade alley samee as Melican man in Hong Kong I used to be a preacher One day a smart young fellow came along told me that theology gas so thin that it wouldnt hold shnkcs No man could throw down that gauntlet to me I told him to bring out his authorities and I brought mine We read both sides first one and then the other for six weeks day and night When we go through we swapped sides I bap tised him in the baptistry ofa nick church in Versailles closed the Bi leandstepped down and out o the pulpit and said I would not go up into it again until I got some kinks out of some of my ideas I saw what was ahead of me and it like to have lulled me I was younger and better looking than I am now and there were lot of nice people in that congregation and when I stood in that pulpit on Sunday I looked out over the pretty and they looked like a flowei garden and some good sisters used to kinder hint to me that I might possibly get one of them if I wanted one to help me run that meeting house It was a soft place and the thought ot giving it up was pretty bitter About that time a very popular minister that now gets a handsome salary in Lexington and has done so for years was proposed as a candidate for the position I occupied Of course I was not very solicitous about the result as I tended to go out any how but when they came to vote on it I got every vote in the congregation but one Judge Richard Reid was a sample copy of the land of men Iwas preaching to I went home and worked on the farm as best I could but it was pretty hard work for me Years rolled on and I was fearfully under the ban Iwrote some pieces for the papers and one of them struck it richas dear good Bro Townsend says Some oldcountry fellows cut it out and pasted it in their hats and Bro Gratz published it I had had a job on a newspa per but I had blown up the paper and got fired about something that I said about Talmnge I went to Mr Gratz and hsked him for em wouldsme o re me n mouth I told him that would heecare was now or nev awfullyhacked told hits fSwrnilfl take it but he 4 t L4 0 v turned upon me and spurned me like I wat a dog The Gazette was at that lime mud H now one of the most prosperous pavers in the State and for the amount of brains put in to itwos thou and is now the most successfulnewspaper printed in the English language Things looked so hard to me that I determined to make a heroio effort to get to lieve things like every body else and I dropped into the office of the minister now in Lexington who had thought of taking my place in Versailles I went in sorter dental like feeling pretty und flattering myself that I pretty good subject for a good ncciIous man to work on He hud a office and easy chairs und u fire and plenty of nice clothes books and a darkey man to on him I took a seat sorter liko u man in a dentists chair andwaited for him to begin on me Ho pulled out a handful of fine cigars and I offered them to me It wa mighty nice and gentlemanly but it was after I had got cured of tobacco at Bro Barnes Pink Cottage Iaftcr linthis story has with the DeRoode f Gratz racket is this that even if I admit that Mr DeRoode is not as r orthodox as he might be I may be slightly sorter kinder in the same boat with him and it would look a f little hard to me if under the cir t cumbtances of my case I couldnot have as fair u show before a civil GrateWell between me and Bro Gr tz I got on another newspaper and one eve ning after all the newspapers had announced that there was going to be a nice time at Gratz Parka place commonly supposed to belong to the oitya thousand or so of the nicest people in Lexington assem pled at the big iron gates that Mr Sanford gave to the Park and waited to go in there Bro Gratz came up and walked around among the people waiting and then with with the key in his pocket went home and left them to do the same I descanted on it in a newspaper and he quit speaking to me I got sorry and wanted to publish an r apology but the proprietor of the piper sand I was right in thefirst place and would not let me do it I went to a mutual friend of Bro Gratz and iryself and through him sent an apology to the offended edit or but it didnt soften him I met a member of Bro Gratzs family that this community has seen good cause to honor in 1 dis tinguished manner end told him I wanted to make friends with Bro G but was to my surprise told by him that he himself was not on speaking terms with the gentleman and by the way it is a tact if I mistake not that Bro G was not for years on speaking terms with his own father I afterwards sent word by another editor to Bro Gratz that I wanted to mako friends with him but he still walks by me like that man that walked by f on the other side in the story of the man who went down from Jeru salem to Jericho and fell amongIthieves I have read tho 18th chap t ter of Matthew act on him and bo can walk by just that way from till the crack of doom if it suits f nowIbest Thats the variety of that he if Brother De Roode pioneer of classic music in the Bluegra- ns region and to him more than to any man in the world is this city and this community indebted for mn sics refining influences and I simply ask in the name of justice that tho public will give him a show for his white alley TliclCotuimuy Organized The Lexington Grooved Picket Fence Company was organized yes terday under a charter The officers are President H O Clay Vice President J M Rocker Jr Secre tary and Treasurer Q P Harp Superintendent J C Smith Di rectors J 0 Smith J A Stucky H 0 Clay J M Rocker Jr 0 P Harp The capital stock is divided into 50 shares pany will commence week as all the machinery 12000Iplace by Wednesday The ny will manufacture tho man patent fence which has such a favorable impression here Enough orders have already been eived to run the factory a month turning out 250 rods per day The factory will be the old Keller ware depotboutBranch factories will be established IILexiugton live energetic and good business men who are bound to succeed 1 71 lit r BLUE GRASS BLADE IUBLISHED t THE BLADE PUBLISHING COMPANY 25 W SHORT STHEET IOFFIOELexington Kys FEBRUARY 13 1880 fi2r Pk A from New York says that Stato Geologist will start for home immediately The slander recentlypublished against him in the Louisville Times has doubtleFfl reached his ears and he will hasten homo to face his defamers The slander has been denied as well as it can be but tho damage to jhisreputation can never be reached for many people who read the cruel libel will never see its denial The dispatch making charges against Mr went from Lexington to the- Timesso it appeared from tbedate lino to it It is all very well for e a newspaper to be enterprising and get all the news but if that dispatch went from Lexington it was a reck 1 less piece of business i reporters hoard a rumor as to Mr early in the afternoon A representative openly declared that J Mr had gone wrong and j this might have been regarded as good authority but the standing of 4such a man as Mr so fart precluded the possibility of his doing ttJthirJg out of the way that telegraphed to Frankfort about the rumor and promptly tho rumor was emphatically denied This is what we regard as prudent journalism and we deem it best to run the risk of losing a sonsational item than to jeopardize the reputation of a any man by rushing his nome into print in connection with a crime We believe this should be the ala of every respectable public journal The newspaper is not a free lance to cut and carve any and everybody t regardless of right and wrong The public press should have liberty a butif intakes license there should ybe a strict application of law to en ri lorcelts occupancy of its legitimate 1 field has 14000 square miles of coal fields Pennsylvania 12030 rqiles Great Britain entire 11850 1I miles and England alone 0030 miles The wealth of Pennsylvania 1islargely due to the development of the coal in that State and the i- pprtnnoQ of England in the industri CBuseJlition of its geological survey but t extension of the work tT stirring up of the penitentiary lease business is liable to bring some interesting facts to the attention of fhe public There is a growing sus picion that there is a clique or ring of speculators who have considerable interesUii this lease business and flthatsomo members of that ring are high State officials Day by day new things come to light and as tho public becomes more interested tho existence of a big lease ring becomes more apparent A letter in another column from Central City Tenn gives some interesting food for re fleotion I MR J B BATES whose great New York newspaper advertising agency is well and favorably known all over the world has recently published a retro ipt otive view of advertising for the past thirty years Mr BATES says that thirty years ago regular steadygoing business houses were rather shy of advertising Now all classes believe that the newspapers offer them the best and most effective publicThirtying 25000 a year in adver Using was ookedupon as a largo advertiser Now many houses expend that sum monthly nil through the year Boa ERT BOSNER of the ledger first branched out as a large advertiser He once had the splendid audacity to pay S00000 for one insertion Mr BATES in looting back over his advertising patrons cannot find one judicious advertiser who failed to succeed in business This testimony coming from a mon of the strictest integrity and extensive experience speaks volumes In this country ct least advertising is the pioneer the f advance guard of all successful business enterprises j7 t4 nXI t r PROTEST The City Council Meets nuU Pro tests Against Cite City Charter Amendments All the Councilmen were present last night at a meeting of that body called for the purpose of protesting against the charter amendments By request Oapt Sharp stated the amendments to be as follows A Council of twenty members and twelve Aldermen A Oommission of five to havo charge of the police and firemen two of the commission to bo appointed by the County Judge tho Mayor being the fifth and a chairman of the commission to bo selected annually Payment of head tax put off until four days before election and only previous years tax required A registration law All Conncilmen and Aldermen to serve without pay No candidate for any office to be a commissioner- Mr Kaufman offered the follow ing resolution which after much discussion was passed by a vote of 10 to 2 Messrs Vainscott and Muir voting against it WHEREAS Our Senators and Representatives have introduced bills iu the General Assembly of Kentuck to amend our city charter with tho full import of which we have not been made acquainted except by hearsay and indirectly and WHEREAS Wo believe that thip Council and the people of this cit should know what those ebarte amendments are before they are in the General Assembly of Kentucky and suggest such amendments as may be needed and not included on those bills before the That a committee be appointed to take such steps an in their opinion may be necessary to the amendments in question before the people before becoming a law ot that they may be notified by the people after their passages as was done with the amendments last passed The ordinance prohibiting concert halls in o rtain limits was then put on its last reading and passed unan imously Council then adjourned I lie Loved a Beautiful woman OolR G Ingersoll was for many years a resident of Peoria and some of the old residents of the place do not hesitate to assert the at times he indirectly admitted the existence of an endless place of tor mont which he now claims does not exist As an instance of this ant also to show the readiness at repartee of the colonel the following story is told Several years ago when he was in the prime of his law practice in Peoria the Colonel hap pened to have as a client n young and buxom widow over in Washing ton Tazewell county The opposing counsel was the late Jonathan K Cooper as staunch Presbyterian as he was able lawyer At the close of the evidence Mr Cooper arose and made a splendid argument oa his side of tne case closing by saying that his legal opponent was preju diced when it came to defending beautiful women Why said Mr Cooper when Col lugersoll gets a chance to work in a law case for a handsome woman he forgets all law nod logic and everything except her attractions and you gentlemen of the jury have no doubt had evidence of the truth of this during the progress of the present trial After the venerable Presbyterian closed Col Ingersoll arose with a twinkle in his eye and slowly and solemnly commenced as follows Gentlemen- of the jury the counsel on the other side is correct I do love beautiful woman I love the fireside about which play dear children presided ovei by a smiling beautiful mother I tell you what it is gentlemen of the jury I would rather much ratherIf I had my choice be i- nh1 fifteen minutes sitting on a hard wooden bench beside a woman as beautiful aa Cleopatra than to re side lifetime in Heaven singing psalms with Jonathan K Cooper The jury court lawyers and specta tors roared with laughter in which Mr Cooper was forced to join and Col Ingersoll and his beautiful client came out ahead Chicago Tribune Close of the Horse date Woodard Harbisons combina tion sale closed yesterday The salo was a complete success an a credit to the enterprising proprietors For tythree head were sold yesterday lot 5U100 an aVbrage of 213 per head The entire receipts of the sales will amount to about 200000 Below will be found the names of the leading horses sold Zipporab bay mare by Belmont dam Judith by Mambriuo Chief to J 0 Johnson 750 Bluegrass Fannie chestnut mare by Mambrino Patchen dam Queen Mary by Joe Hooker Bowerman Bro Lexington 755 Bella Donna bay mare by Valen tine Chief dam by Dave Akin J J Bowers Halstead Mass 300 Ida Wilkes red sorrel mare by Favorite Wilkes to John T Hughes Lexington 8400 Blondina Wilkes sorrel filly by Young Jim George dam by Shelby Chief to Wm McOubbin Lexington 575 Sarah B chestnut mare by Hailstorm E O Bretney Lebanon Ky 820 Ella Wilkes bay mare by Red Wilkes dam by Star Cfaief Ira Penn Paris Ky 330 Fajinita bay mare by Clay Wilkes ta J E Ketzmiller Canton Ohio 315 State Teachers aicctlnsr The management of the Teachers meeting to be held at the Opera House at Frankfort on Saturday February 27th 1880 have requested all the railroads in the State to allow the teachers and friends of the school children ojtthe State to attend N Wi aa- that meeting at half fare We have no doubt that all the roads will cheerfully make this deduction out of pure friendship for the children of the State as this grand meeting is to be held solely in the interest ofI better schools all over tho Stutei The roads should gladly make abatement and we have no doubt they will do it promptly Although it is fashionable to abuse railroads it will be found that they are like the people and never go back ou a good cause Frankfort Rounda bout THE ATHENS CTRAGEDY- What a Witness lit the hart Case Bays tic Saw of the KlliUifr Mr H Sparks of Lewis coanty has been here as a witness in the Hart murder case He states that he saw Stivers take dead aim and shoot Veal twice Veal was run ning with the crowd that had stampeded when Hart drew his revolver Stivers must have been a fine shot to hit Veal while running in a crowd the firing distance being estimated by Sparks at 3J yards The mar Waller was killed by Hart Sparks says and his impression is that when Hart drew Waller rushed toward him to attempt to prevent shooting Hart not knowing the do signof Waller supposed that he was an assailant and shot him As Veal fell he drew his pistol and shot at Hart his ball glancing over his fore bead Sparks says ho waa at Athens visiting a cousin at the time of the tragedy and went to the election Ho was on the other side of the road from tho crowd at tho time of the firingand being in no danger saw the entire transaction from gin ning to end THE ROODE TRIAL The TCHtlinoiiy for the Common wealth All Iu The trial of Mr R de Roode for malicious assault on H H Grabs was begun in the Circuit Court yesterday Prosecuting Attorney Bronston is sisted by Cql Thornton and the de fence is represented by Messrs Gibbons Beauchamp end Allen The first witness examined was Mr H H Gratz who gave the saute state meats as in the trial of Lewis de Roode Col Allen made a sharp crossexamination in which he drew out that the witness had charged Te Roode with being a gambler an in fidel and immoral but that his state ments were based wholly on hearsay The crossexamination also elicited hht Mr Gratz had a bad feeling for De Roode for 13 years and always denounced him when an opportunity offered to suit him Jos Harrison W Y Dean Drs Skillman and Scott and Allie De Long were examined when tao pros fcution closed and the court adr jsurnod till this morning when the testimony of the defense will be troduced CHARTER AMENDMENTS Quite nu Interest lit tile Amend stems Manifested About fifty citizens met the Lou isville train last night to see some one with the charter amendments as passed by the Legislature No one had a copy and soVfar a copy cannot be had It is in the hands of the Clerk of the Senate and will proba bly be presented to the Governor to day for his signature It will be the law inside of twelve hours from six oclock this morning Two things are well known to be in its provis Ionsone being the increase of the Council to twenty mernberp and the other being aBoard of twelve Aldermen No ordinance can be come operative nntil it passes both these bodies and this feature is generally commended by our citizens Aldermen and Councilmen are to servelwithout pay Now that this is tho law there will have to be a primary for the ad ditional officers or let there be a free fight for them As thwro will be no money in sight for services there in not much chance of there being rush for the offincR named but as the bodies of thp city government are increased numerically there will ba greater opportunities for fan The law as to the payment of cap itation tax has been changed so that payment may be made up to within four days of the election the payment of the current years capitation tax only being required A police and tire commission of four citizens and the Mayor w pro Tided for this commission to have ex clusive control of the two depart ments named including appoint menu and removals bonds will be required from poib amen and fire men The Mayors duties are ex tended and his pay increased There are a number of small changes and provisions of little consequence Council and the Board of Aldermen olect their own presiding officers They also elect tho AVorkhojwe Keeper and City Physician The above are given as tho changes by a gentleman who has seer the document The Ota Man Was Ilea Ity One of our young wonV whose business confines him close indoors told us last week that he xvis going to Fayette to spend a few weeks and recre tlDnL seeing on the treat a day or two afterward we asked why this brief visit W llIIdid not get to see Horr f 4ho has the rheumatismtjBnd the oldman hasnt hats all drewa deep aSghr Btucltftis hands in his pockets looked although he wished the old man had rheumatics1 and walked rr WinChe8teLSJJ N Winter Goods Cheap In the nick of time comes tho advertisement of Messrs A Chinn n Co to sell a largo stock of blankets oolen and other winter wear at cost Oue dollar now if spent here worth as much as a dollar and half spent before the closing sae gan The Docoits in iJurmah have been defeated with heavy losses the British TO THE READERS AND FRIENDS OF THE BLADE A number of persons have kindly asked me to send them my andI I havo kept a list of their namesI but nntil the time of its first issue I have polioited no subscribers The circulation ot the BLADE will therefore be begun by ing60Ut to the persons who may receive ithoping oi course that they will pay me for it but claiming no advantage oftbe newspaper law which I deem nn unjust ono which requires our to pay for a paper that be may take from at office and which may have been sent to him without his order Tc such persons as conclude tp take the BLADE I would that I wll thank them tb remit to mo or hind mo the one dollar Bupscriptkn money at their earliest convenience To those who feel doubtful about the proprie ty of taking the paper I would soy that I will take it as akindness if they win allow it to come to them until they determine about ifand then inform me accordingly The BLADE will be sent with this under standing to the almost entire list who subscribed to the Lexington Daily Observer through my solicitation and to another list that I have made out from others generally resident in the country and adjoining towns of the Bluegrass Region end to various re Dote parts of the United States S my purpose in this way regularly to extend the circulation of the each week and I will be glad ii my personal friends or the friends the BLADE will suggest to me orally or by note the names of persons lo whom I might send it on these con ditions with some probability of gaining their patronage Itbin1cthE public may safely regard Iho as being upon a permanent fcitfdK Lion arid I willt i log anyimf iii JIW ens- therertbrthat y f1t tt f t e DtT08Ytaa Motley Wanted All knowing themselves indobtet to us willplQaseeall and settle aa we must bade our money All accounts o een standing six month andlonW ifnot paid in 80 days will be placed in the hands of a col lector for settlement j A B CHINN Co A B Chinn eCo are selling tei housunA d oUare worth or winter goods tc jt to reduce stoo- kPI 1qorTUrarTGAND R o p aI rJD g We are pepared to tune and repel Pianos in the very best manner IMU GEORGE HORSTMAJ Is working in our employ and the indorsement of many of our bet t musicians Firstclass reference Liven and work guarant Mi ward Co1825 JKstaUllblica 1820- USp Pianos for Sale or Rent Terms Easy 30jan8mo GCD TO J WElL SON i4t East Main St F FURNITURE Oqh latest designed and in an the popular Woods J1 HWEIL SON nnerarDirect TilE OPTICIAN r- OT W SNYDER t NORTH UPPER S- THOUSE 1ra- 8 AS lAND W H1 BOSWELL rt Ht BOS WELL SON PROPS Short Street Near the Ify t noT B WOOD ErUggJs1i 47 ES MAI tIJT Uedicines Perfumery Toilet Articles PrescripfiouB ect etc Imo i tj f tftW DtPArTU 2 at uab1C SA Quality not Quantity tho Motto R DDS uFiELD8 Lexington combination Bale Of 186 Select pises Lis19ANGTON ny Ieb1hiiii232Ooneleting 1886 trotting mares the of must are prominent lirw ln of from thilr mppctlve determined to jive roots attention to breeding of the promtnenhorsemen has borers than represent the gent urea Jlambrlao rntckcn Almont Stratumore Lambert Jay 1lImpSYoAlryoDlNutwoodother ran or tilnt or bybid W 28 nit lsFAE6uretd LUURIESRaisins UiocolHto Creams and bonbons CrystBlized Fruits Florida Oranges Dunce Moat und Plum Fiivlding CAKESOF Florida and California OrangesC- oncord and MUlagn Grapes very Variety of FjneFreshs rc t C fidicsr f E FRESH OYSTERS DAILY BYEXPRESS NEW YORK COTNTS THE PiN OYSTERS TIIAT GROW- A SPECIALTY Cranberries Fresh and Fine Kniekuacusof over description- Special orders to parties and festivals Call and get a hot glass of Soda IW TJEWELL GO 1886 JB1M0RTONcoHAVE Merchants Account Books Diaries Almanacs Bill Paper and Cards JB M Co take sub scriptions to American and Foreign Periodicals receive new publications everyweek import books to order from London and have Printing Binding and Engraving done at reasonable rates jan23tf JAMES RUMSEY Manufacturer of WAGONS DRAYS CARTS HEMIDRAKES And Hepalrer of all Weds Faiiig Imphasikl 124 EAST SHORT STREET J2XINGTONKij Dress Goods AT COST JIHI blulLnhtLu KiO xj WEST MAIX ST- LEXINGTON KV Has reduced his large line of elegant dress goods and is now pricesHisets Woolens of all kinds and largebsold at Short Profits My goods are bought for Prompt Cash at the lowest possible prices my expenses are light and my rate ot profits small I therefore can and will sell goods very low JOHN HIERUTCHfIElD 23tljar 4 DE LQ G dw LENAO kYIC farm garden hat farm Implements carriages buggleophaet mecarts an nand baron FLYING DHT H At4 SUlKY PlOWS Fran tutli3oweyKerettner Tl ompaons Pnlnrnns Harrow ThoetpaSmnotldngUros lung if 1atent and r Leather Bel- tingFuIILinef ril 1 i areneCALL AND SEE US E CO AT We will you line Now timo have your will lJlII BHE HEll buteti E iremerman ceLttb Fouuit74s0uth 1MiqJ 23antt I 3LE Q fto11er f 1 fjll8 Flour ccvse crearnor ewreate Cf e Ask Your C9ocier 1Oi 11j- anltf JW BERKLEY H A GUTIUUE L WATSON Berklell Gutftoa Foreign and Domestic DRYGOODS 3 and 20Utl Upper Street Opposite tarta- ssKentuckyLexington m LEVERING co rnopniETons OP THE EL C PURE JAVA BRANDS Roasted Coifeea FOR SALE IN tERFECIlL1 tlrtIPAaEC PUT IN = 1MUIVH IAcnfGi t JB LEVERING No CUMMKUOE ST11BET BALTIMORE 3ID CALL BAIRR THllHS t =ron FIRSTCLASS CARRIAGES 4AND BUGGIES 1 give bargains in anything in our REPAIRING 0 is tho to car riages andbuggies repaired nud wo will do you firstclass wjylc Call and woo us for our pridosorasent3 us wiSrd1 end we cell and so pja Baker B s jlNOnl f 1 M tMAN ROVEDrICJET lANi 1 pcer Mr 3 tl w J THIS CITY L Y SMITH DEALER IK COfl LYARDAt Corner of Spring and Vino Streets OENTRALOFFIOEo 9 South Upper Street placevillZTELCPIIOYE Nos364AND 117 23jantapL otherwisexBolioited Prompt and immediate attention guaranteed D J3EATT Y- CONtRAGTOR f BUilDER 33 snOUT OTR5EI5T ji ILXI GTONICE Piilfclaltf1ott j i lAtr ItOlJL CALL that t fGeneral Winfield Scott Hancock al and Obeys the Final also Summons nnd 7 And Goes to Join the Heroe all Who Have Gone Hence Before Himbehis After a Short and Painfu Illness the Brilliant Sol dier Expires the A Malignant Carbuncle the A Cause of His Sudden ous OffITHECAREER OF VALIANT GENERAL tho NEW YORE Feb nGon Hancocl sad died nt 258 p m Hta death WIa on the result of a malignant cnrbuncli on the back of his neck which pac1 confined him to hia bed for Hovorn days No serious alarm was foil however until shortly before ho ex pired Tho news oausd the pro foundest sorrow in commercial nod financial circles as well ns amoug tlle business mon generally When th sad event was known in exchange at the Custom Honso liege woro mediately ordered at holfm st It had not been generally known that Gen Hancock was ill and his loath was unexpected Gen Hancock was in Washington u weak anti and was obliged to return hone with rout paying his respects to the President ho The carbuncle which caused his death made its appearance on thJ Generals neck at the base of thi brain The Commercial Advertiser says Gen Hancock has beau ailing fox time and had boiii unable to no 1soma attend to his military duties on the Island He suffered from n complication of diseases but still fought against his ailments until the recent development of n carbuncle while ho was at 3hin ton corn palled him to remain in his house From this attack ho did not rally and his condition has boon consider ed precarious for a day or two past His only son died last auturap acid since then he has not been given strength to resist the disease tho determination he had previously exhibited When he expired his wife was beside him Upon tho announce ment of his death tho flag at his headquarters wasdisplayed at half mast and telegraphic dispatches were sent to tho army stations in the harbor the nrmy buildiug at Hous ton and Green streets und the Navy ard as well as nt Washington and other places Gen Hancocks con dition had boon tho source of much anxiety to tlio officers and mon of his department sinco the beginning of of tho year the secondstory front om Aurnishedwitheoldierlikosimppity lay the remains of the General who as the guards remarked led his troops to more battles than any of bis military contemporaries While in Washington a boil developed it eelf on tho buck of his neck It was lanced January 30thand as the General was troubled much by its 8 returned to New York sevpresence than designed Dureral days sooner ing the first week iu February the boil developed into a malignant car buncle which constantly prevented rest or sleep Dr Jnnoway call ed in consultation with Dr Suther land of the Medical Directory De pertinent and Dr D M Stimson ofI New Yrk Tao medical men concluded the case was assuming very serious form on Monday At ten oclock Monday night before going away Dr Janeway found the patient an good spirits and could ably assist himself and loft him apparently im At 645 this morning Mrs Hancock dispatched van orderly for Dr Janeway na the General was sinking rapidly The doctor camo speedily and found the General in a comatose state with feeble pulse and all premonitory symptoms of death Were present summoned tho already named Hypodermic injections of brandy other and carbonate of ammonia wore ad ministered Thoso remedies how over only alleviated tho suffering the soldier who gradually sank away until death was tonchocl at 258 p iu ns stated In tho words of Dr Janoway- jIho General wont down the clolle of his lifo mo person dos conding flights of stairs Vlum death damn the ftbreo physicians and hospital steward wore tho only pressnt Mrs Hancock being in an adjoining room The General his widow and throe grandchildren two girls imd one boy named Adu HUll Gwymu tho issue of thf Genfuila Russell who died DeejHinlw 20 h 1884 and whoso Gnnoral has over lost th lUfnr od hit tlrly MajorGnneral Wh ppo will assutno the command of flio department impportod by Lieu tenantColonel Jackson until thf I President shall appoint Gen cooks successor from Scho field Ter y or Howard Ordnia in relation to tho funeral ceremoni s aro expected from Washington to morrow In the meantime tho body will be embalmed by the officers of the post Tho will probably bo buriod nt town Pa So far as as could be learned no definito arrangements for tho funeral bad boon agreed upon up to Ititohour tonight It was stated cue of tho staff o lie era that Mrs J ti Hancock hud exproeed herself as being opposed to n military funeral it her desire that the funer was arrangements should be as simple unostentatious as possible It is said that Mrs Hancock is posed ho to having tho body embalmed of to its lying in state In conver by sation with one of the officers night until that gentleman stated that in probability only immediate rela army tives and most intimate friends would his invited to attend the obsequies that only eight or ten officers of of Immediate staff and a small do tachment of soldiers would accom pany the romaine to tho grave Tel egrams came in a steady strontn to Anna Island office of WASUINGTONOP D C Feb 0 telegram nnonncing the danger illness of Gen Hancock was re wand ceived by the President about one tions oclock today and was read to Cabinet then iu session Just ufteroal Cabinet adjourned a second tele oloso gram was received conveying the intelligence of death The flag tho White Louse was immediately the Prod 8Executive delWThe tidings of tho death of Win ably field Scott Hancock the Senior Ma was jorGeneral of the Army of tho United Stator havejust been received 0hisn heroic soldier a spotless and accom plished gentleman crowned alike with the laurels of military renown and the highest tribute of his fellow countrymen to his work as a citizen has gone to his reward It is fitting that every mark of public re voles spect should be paid to his memory Therefore it is now ordered by the President that the National flag be md displayed at half mast upon nil the are Executive GDfuneralDANIEL S vith Private Secretary The President also sent the follow sral ing telegram to Mrs Hancock EXECUTIVE DO Feb 9 Mrs WIS Hancock Governors Is land N Y Accept my heartfelt sympathy and Is condolence in your terrible bereave neat The heroism and worth of our late husband have gathered to your side in this hour of your afllic ion a nation of mourners to Immediately upon the roceipt of the intelligence of the news of Geu bas lancocks death the flag on the War Department building was placed at O ialfmast by order of the Secretary of War and an arrangemeut was node for the promulgation of a general order formally announcing his loath to tho army which will be is med tomorrow Tho Secretary of War also recalled the invitations ho has issued for a reception to the of or ficers of the Army Navy and Marine Corps for this evening D C Feb 9 Mrs W S Hancock I have this nomnt heard of the death of Gen Hancock and wish to express to you ny doer madam my deep sympathy md condolence The army has lost very distinguished and faithful of fiber and the country ono of its jest citizens P H O Lieutenant General The following telegram was re to jeived from Gen Sherman ST Louts Mo Feb 9 1880 ret U Whipple Gen Misenor has been hero and ays Gen Hancock is dead Is possible I must go to the Burnett loose Cincinnati tonight Tle raph me there Can I do anything to manifest my love for him or his widow W T Fob DThe news fnent General Hancocks death fell with Doculiar sadness on the members of ho Loyal Legion who have sembled here to participate in its innual reunion to be held at the Burnot House tomorrow night ion Hancock was the head of the 0order in the United States and GenI B Hayes of tho Ohio Com nandery forwarded a telegram to he bereaved widow expressing the lympathy of the order in bet hour f Iniction Winfield Scott Hancock was born in Montgomery county Pennsyl llJvania February 14 1824 Hq graduate at West Point in 1844served mainly on frontier duty till 1840 afterward in the war with csHe was brevettod as first lieutenant for gallant and meritorious conduct esin the battles of Contreras and Chur ubusco From 1848 to 1858 be S Rngain on frontier duty in V I1Sber parts and from 1859 to 1801 quartermaster of tho southern dis trict of At the coont of the civil war ho was recalled to Washington and was m do brigs dier general of volunteers Sept 28 1801 During tho peninsular cam paign ho was especially conspicuous Lnat the battles of Williamsburg and Frazers Farm He took an active part in tho subsequent campaign in Maryland at the battles of South Mountain and Antietam Having been made major ho com manded a division at Fredericksburg and Ohancellorsville On July 1 isl803tbo first day of the battle of Qett he was sent by Genarul Moado to decide whether a decisiva battle should be given then or whether tho army should fall back byHo reported that Gettysburg was the to fight and took immediate 46HI- n the decisive action of July 3d he commanded on the loft center which the main point assailed by the ThoConfedjratesand was severely wounded For his conduct at Gettysburg received May 80 1800 the Congress Having been thanksI his wound he was on March 1804 being meanwhili The engaged in recruiting tho second corps which was placed underI command He took the command of this corps at the openingX the campaign of 1804 and boro a prominent part in the Wilderness May 5 0 SpottsylvaniaT Courthouse May 920 and North May 23 24 the second battle Cold Harbor June 3 and the around Petersburg unti his wonnd ilileaveand took part in several ac until Nov 20when he was ofto Washington to organize tho corps of veterans After the of the war he was placed successively in command of the middle has department 18050 the department of Missouri 18007 of Louis and Texas I 78of Dakota an the death of Gon beldepartment1808 and 1872 he was favor spoken of for President Hem unanimously nominated the cantal ilidate of tho Democratic in Cincinnati Convention June24188O the first ballot ho received 171 the convention containing 738 ent delegates Thomas F Bayard received was prOnreceived 820 votes Bayard 111 andn Speaker Randall 128 On the ballot Gen Hancock received 705 and the nomination was math manimons The incidents of that campaign and the defeat of Hancock English by Garfield and Arthurnt still fresh in the memoryof people Since that periodnE Hancock has remained com at of tho Division of tho Atlantic headquarters on Governors island N Y tho senior MajorGcn of the armies of the United of States DR F O YOUNG Still Persued by the Late Asylum Trouble LEADS HIS SUIT AT WASHINGTON a Feb 8Aspecilll the Louisville Times says Another Kentucky politicalsensation come to u rotten head and busted Some months ago Dr F to Youngof Lexington late of Lan if astor of Lieut Lucien Young United States Navy was lointedon tho Board of Medical- BXRminers by the Pension Depart iiont Charges were filed against vita recently and in the absence of in efntation Gen Black sent out a day two since a prompt request for his psignation Dr Young arrived here last night to defend himself He lays he did not know charges had a eon preferred until he got the do land for his resignation The whole matter grows out of tho Lexington asylum scandal Dr fonug was a member of the Board Asylum Commissioners that in estigttted Dr Chonanlt recently n the trial he stated that certain female employes had made charges him against tho Superintendent ilto that Logan Hooker a member of the board had said he had teen the Superintendent drunk Youngsays his made Hooker very mad and bet wrote over to Lancaster and got aisle of his Youngs enemies to wear that they would not believe him on oath Col William OIBradley filed an affidavit to thatI effect Thereupon Young got a itatement from fiftyeight promi citizens of Lancaster to theI effect that they know him to ba sober honest etc Hocker filed the affidavits of the parties who said they would not beIievw Young under oath with the Department and the request for fonngs resignation followed as a natural consequence Young ap peared before Commissioner Black iccoropauiod by Senator Beckand Controller Durham both of whom italed they had known Dr Young for twenty years and had always egardod him us an honorable gentleman Gen Black gave them a lull hearingand is disposed to pscue Dr Young from tho unfortn iate slough and I believe ho will Ldcome out victorious oWhat do our people mean What iro departments to think of nasty attacks upon every Kentuckian that pokes his head up for office Kentuckj Between drunkenness applicants in the past and at astacks upon others it seems a sorry set to outsiders JgtlciUIlJo to a Minor Milton a minor was rrestttd a day or two since under an ordinance imposing n fine of 10 on minors for purchasing drink in a saloon Tho trial of tho case was Bet for before the Recor iler The Commonwealth claims thl Unalert was arrested at tho instance nf certain saloon keepers in revenge for his testimony before the ury in regard to tho sale of liquor to minors Thereupon the Circuit Court issued u temporary re training ordar directed to Recorder Walton said order to be in force until the Circuit Court eau pass upon the validity of the ordinance which imposes tho i5l0 fine Bealnrt gave bond to appear on next Tuesday be fore tho Recorder i 1 t A GIANT MONOPOLY very Bell Telephone Compan Shown Up In All Its it to Colors in take Greatest MoneyMakin its Scheme of the Age it FOR AN OUTLAY OF 3O its recent articles in the World con 000 the PanElectric Telephone New Company which seems to have obaD Jocthedirected public attention to telephone tters in general and especially to The giant monopoly the American Telephone CompanyNever in the historyof America nor in the history any other country has a corporation that grown to such dimensions in short a time as tho American Bell with Telephone Company Never before is an inventor so immediately grown enormously rich from the proceeds invention as Prof Alexander Graham Boll Morse took out his first pa rich on his electric telegraph in 1840 in it was four years before the first was passed over the first line his laid which was between Balti to and Washington and it bas theWestero Union Telegraph and Company and the Baltimore and Ohio tent Telegraph Company all these intervening years to grow into their Ares great propotione Morse himself but indifferently rewarded und W died without having a con Heof the extent to which his in 000 would be employed and the importance of it as a commercial and financial factor of the age Robert Fulton never dreamed of how steamships would cover the sea and Ste could not have foreseen the and extent of railway tracks ton now cover the earth with a steel We are amazed it is true the sudden gigantic growth of tho railroads the steamships the cables and the telegraph lines but none of them came to much under a quarter a centuty The general public never heard oi inch a thing as the transmission of speech over wire till ten years ago True some experiment has been made Bourseullo in France and ed Rets in Germany had worked on the idea some years before butnothiogof practial character clime from this fort and the world went on iu ignorance of their labor Bells appl ca tion for a patent was received at tho Patent Office in Washington Feb 14 L870 and it isa remarkable fact which adds to the romantic interest say nothing of tho legal phases the story that an applicant for ilthe patent on a speakingtelephone was received from Prof Elisha Gray of Chicago the same dai but a little latter The patent fe granted Bell on the grounds of the differnce time and not because of any dif erence in the merits of their claims Line by what would ordinarily be onsidored a trifling incident was the Bel Company given at least temporary footing of which it has not failed to take advantage making Bell a very rich man aud Idhving 3ray to nurse all his life perhaps the regret that he had not picked to one days greater haste in sway his application Bell ttok lus telephone to the Con ennial Exposition where it was seen md experimented with by thousands of visitors who never suspected that it would come to more than an genious plaything It was two years titer the that tho first elephono exchange under the Bell patent were established tljpugh a company had been organized in 1877 It was not till 1879 that the nw uelhod of communication was firmly tstablished as a commercial and cial necessity and from that year dates the marvellous growth and soc- ceBS of the Bell Company Its Iiusal al stock on the 31sU of December 1884 was 24000000 and an apphI mtion was made lnat year to the Mas sachusetta Legislature for an se to 30000000 which if half mount of the entire capital stock of tho Western Union Telegraph Company The receipts for rentals lot the fiscal year ending March 1 1885 were 1909000 and the net earnings for the company for the neby time were 1710000 The dividend was not declared till Jau 1 1881 when 220500 was paid to stockholders on 73500 shares or 3 per cent One more dividend of heas tame amount was declared that year three dividends of that amount were declared in 1882 two dividends of the same amount were paid in 3of and two of 288003 the same lye dividends of 288003 each wero IOfpaid in 1884 and one of the same was paid Jan 15N1885 and several have been paid since Up to the 15th of January 1885 the talof dividends paid to stockhol amounted to about 4000000 The original investors in Bell stock paid from 20 to 40 per share Since then tho stock has baen in creased or watered seven times the shares are worth 160each so that an original holder has now ttobares for ever one that he first and what he paid say 30 for isnow worth 1200 mdAtOn the 1st of January 1885 the Bell Company controlled in tho United States and Territories exchanges 107440 circuits 734h miles of wire gave service to 5108 employes and bad 134000snbscrib ers Its payroll last year averaged about a month or about 120000 a year The employes are nearly li who receive very small salaries The expenses ure light the original cost of property small and the income sure a monopoly of the modern school has no rival and what it will attain another ten years unless checks its progress no one would undo to foretell Tho character of property when it comes to a valuation in dollars and cents is well illustrated by theinsignificnntnmountp has paid to taxes Up to Iheboginning of 188i total outlay for taxes iu all tho United States had reached only 129 Tim amount paid for taxes in York for 1884 was 2480 The paid in Missouri the earn was 5470 In MtissachuRells tho capital stock is taxed tbe amount paid in 1884 was 24410 amount paid in all tho Unite States outside of Massachusetts sine 1881 up to the beginning of 188 less than 25000 A compan has a combined salary and tux pzpensd of about 150000 a year an income of 2000000 year u fine illustration of the modern scheme of moneymaking A number of men have grown very through small investment mad Bell Telephone stock five or yenra ago Prof Bell who makes home in Washington is supposed ba worth 4000000 Ho was originally a Massachusetts man when he applied for his first pa was a teacher of languages in a school for deaf and dumb It was through his Boston acquaintanceship that the firstcompany was organized H Forbes of Boston is President is said to bo worth from 5000 to 3000000 which comfortable e sum has accumulated on an original investment of 04000 Other Mas sachusetts men who have made for tunes the same way are Gardner G Hnbbard of Boston said to bo worth 3000000 C P Bowditch of Bos and VicePresident of tho com pauy is said to be worth fully much Thecduro H Vail is the man alter of the company and is a million aire two or three times over Ex Congressman W W Crapo of Mas sachusetts is another who hRs grown rich on an original small investment The profits of the company have been distributed almost entirely among cit izens of Massachusetts where the stock is as much quoted and discuss as Western Union is here By the way it is a curious fact that the Western Union Telegraph Com pany derives a largo income from the Bell Telephone Company A bitter fight arpse between the two corpora tions when the latter was in its infancy and theio grew out of it a long and bitterly contested litigation The matter was finally settled in favor of Bell Company so far as right of was concerned but the West tern Union did not let loose till it had got an agreement by which it was o receive certain royalties or percentage on tho business done For 1884 the amountso paid reached tho mm oi 383000 and for 1885 it was over 400000 This is by fur the heaviest expense borne by tho Bell Company After this brief recital of a marvel lous accumulation of wealth it is easy to understand the importance of the suit that Secretary Lamar recently authorized to be brought by the Gov CompanygDolbear Drawhaugh Edison and others have all tried to break the Bell patent but have all been unsuccessful and the monopoly is absolute though charges of fraud in the securing the Bell patent have always found- more or less of a hearing The ques Son brought before Mr Lamor was whethw he believed the evidences of fraud in securing the patent jusli tied the bringingof a snit by the Gov ernment tu vacate the patent He decided there was That brings the question up to be decided on its merits It is somewhat of an un procedure for a suit to be brought in this way but it is reasonable to suppose that whore the Governments evidence that a fraud has been committed through one of its branches ethat it should tine for the nullification n of the thing done Whether there was collusive action or not between Bell and tho Patent Office officials when he got his patent in 1870 tb oppression of the monopoly built tt him nnd his associates is stfelt by the public The schedule charges of telephone service in th city of New York is outrageous I the business part of the city as muc 1250 a month is charged for a single instrument while a privatelino cots n mouth This is belie to be out of all proportion to the the service aud public sentiment arcries out loudly for sumo competition that shall lower tho charges to some rational basis As it is now every improvement in telephones is cut off and Mr Bell sits astride the element electricity and drives away all erscomeraNclV York World Griffins Case Inelhe trial of Griffin charged with forgery was continued by Jud Walton until Saturday DrunkL of the Commercial Gazette on a drunk gazedIthe pages of that journal morningNo dont think it is answered his companion thats natural But Klic on a drunk would probably aiproviog to the styleCirici Snn Vo tentu- althNrwanted a gardener have for land It acres urc It onequarter ot a mil of toe limits I want a tlntclai gardener to four or lira acres of garde on BUY YOUR t Aft dFI1- OR0Win SNYDER JR13o To I36 EAST 1LtIN STREET Delivery Full Weights Guaranteed lmn E gar s hacy a full supply of all kinds of HOMfEOPA THIGMEDIGINf The best Veterinary Medicine for all kinds of Stock BRONCHIAL SYRUP For faRemedy Remedy for your old chilblains TOILET ARTICLES Of all kinds Prescription filled promptly at living prices No 23 SHORT STREET Opposite Courthouse tf P YJOANNGEO n iiiaaiN TWTSSJJlcU9 OF CHINA GLASS QUEENSW ARE ETC t ETC I CORNER MAIN AND MILL STREETS xyLEXINGTON Special inducements for Cash for Thirty Days Imo Spencert Emmal Spenc DEALEKSJX BOOTS sSHOESSign GoldenEagle NO 10 EAST MAIN STREET TEIEPIaONE NO ISO LEtINGTON ICY The CJd ReJiabJe1 WHOLBSALE DRY GOOnS HOUSE OF Appleton Lancaster Duff 0 iNow ready with a large stock of SHEETINCS PILLOW CASINGS TABLE DAMASKS AND WHITE GOODS for housekeepers early spring sewing They are selling bargains in WINTER WOOLENS BLANKETS COMFORTS HOSIERY and LADIES MUS LIN UNDERWEAR The remainder of their Cloaks at about halfprice APPLE TN LANCASTER DUFF SHELBY KKEAWholesale and Retail Dealer in AulhracileeSole nn Bitumin u C al for the Glen Mary Coal and Coke NO 51 NORTII nILOAntt Ar- loo John C Berryman DEALER IN StaJl n FaD J GIOcer1eg- e CIIEt1 8InE NO t7 IEXIGTO ICY llno HEADQUARTERSroI Fruib 9Oy1ti G m 9 n ies Etc Etc Wholesaleal1d Ret i11 Ca S ELL JRYO8 WI MAIN ST t ej t BLUE GRASS BLADE THE BLADE PUBLISHING COMPANY OFFICE 25 W SHOUT ST11EG1T IcxlUKtOM Kyt SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13188 WE present in this issue of the Charter Amendments to the city of Lexington which have fpassert the Legislature A careful reading of the amendments fails to disclose anything objectionable to the people of this city It brings the city government nearer the people and especially protects tho city against hasty and illadvised ex penditure of money The provisio- that members of the Common COUqi oil and Police Commission shall serve without pay is probably objection t able as the time required to perform these duties is considerable The city is able to pay the men who attend to her business and there is really no reason why she should not On the other hand thi provision should bring into the service of the city men who are devoted to her material progress and who to help her along will gladly perform the duties of he offices named to further the common good Unde- this provision we hope to see some of Ieour best citizens offer for election to the Board of Aldermen and Council gentlemenrt tional Bank G W HUNT Doctor J Hun Dr J B and others We are in favor of electing men who will see to the development of the city nnd that everything i adIfpolice and fire commission meets universal approbation a test of the system will soon be made Ta- kenL altogether tho amendments are quite to be a benefit to the city We commend tho document to a careful eading general feeling among legis lators at Frankfort is favorable to the removal of tho Capital to Lex ington Green is to have a com pany to bore for natural gas An 18 jjrpert says that that city is in the fr natural gas belt fMR WILLIAM ARMSTRONG Of for a t tlf Mr William Armstrongre siding on East Short street inI this city has lost from among the heirlooms of his family a sword that had belonged to his uncle William Armstrong who is reported to have used t1itvaliantly in the defence off American liberty in the war of 1812 fBesides its interest as a fam ily relic a large pecuniary im portance attaches to it as serv Armstrongtestate of lands lying in the suburbs of the city of St Louis i andwhich have descended from the officer Armstrong of the war of 1812 This land consists of about 50 acres and from a division of a part of it Mr Armstrong of this city withouttIn 1871 Mr Armstrong rented his house here to Mrs Middleton and Mrs Lewis andmoved to Nicholasville These ladies kept students as boarders The swordwas packed away in some trunks or boxes that were left in an upper room or attic andsince that time have never been familyThewas of steel silver or some bright metal and is thought to have had the name of William Armstrong of 1812 engraved upon it The handle was of ivoryMr willsuitably j Produceformation that will lead to its tff From Press PERSONAL Having failed to be summoned as a witness in the De Roodo prosecution neither side seeming to want me I take this method of contradicting calumny industriously circulated by H H Gratz and some of his friends for the purpose of injuring me 0His slander stripped of his pro is simply this He charges that I incited R De Roode to make a personalattack on him and that I seeingDeThis charge is absolutely and un qualifiedly false I saw De Itoode n few moments before the fight and said to him Old Gratz gave you the devil this morning ibis remark disgruntled l e Roodo and he com menced a recital of his troubles with sayingYoumorrows PnEss This gave him willssa a I did so Have your copy in by 8 paperTheto me as it had never occurred to me that either Do Roodo or Gratz would fight under any circumstances 1 did think that Gratz deserved a threshing for his violent personal attack made on De Roodo in his pa publicnwere same bode had been two foot in front of Grntz instead of two font behind him when he made the assault thero is no question that his act would have been generally approved As it was Gratz got all of tho sympathy and Do Roode all of the abuse the publi seeming to forget that Gratz in about tho last man in the world who has u anybodysstriking him from behindhe has boon at it all his life He was striking behind when he maligned De Roode in tho streetcar and has been notorious all of his life for slander ing people behind their backs Even herplays tho flunkey do not escape railings of his unruly tongue H T Street Car Accident Mrs Bettie B May and her little children made a narrow escape from severe or fatal injury by a street car yesterLbuggy when the street car going very rapidly behind the buggy ran into it and broke a wheel to pieces and Mayspany but thinks she ought to have had some warning of the approach ing danger It would be well to furnish the drivers with whistles and require them to use them We are in favor of the Street Railway but tho lives in that buggy were worth more than all the railroads in the United States Wanfs to Know About Keeping Sunday BRO MoonsI road with interest your comments on Oglevies bill in troduced into the Legislature prohibiting bass ball playing on Sunday and I have been led to examine the New Testament for myself and see if Christ did not command us to keepone day in the week holy but must say thus far I cannot find it except by implication where ho says keep the commandment Now what do you think of Mat thew xii 1und Luke vi 1 Jesus says his disciples did not violate the Sabbath by plucking corn and rob bing the ears in their hands and eating thereof Bat the question in my mind is this Whose earn was it7 Had they a legalor moral right to pull it at all f And did they not commit a species of pettit larceny by so doing Give us your views on the subject and oblige On the back of the sheet of paper containing the above which was handed me by a friend of tho writer is the endorsement If this is wor thy of consideration lot me hear from you through your Blade It is signed by a jolly rolickiag good natured bnt an earnest and honest business man who was a gallant Confederate soldier and formerly an officer and lawyer of this city and about whose religious convictions I know nothing lavestigator says Icannot had it except by implication where he says keep the commandments- The instruction to keep tho com mandments occurs I think only three times in tho New Testament In each instance it is the language of Jesus and they all refer to the same event It is omitted from the evan gelio or gospel writings of John that writing not being classed among the Synoptics an explanation of which fact would be more elaborate investigationThe expression keep tho commandments is found in Mat 19 18 Mark 10 10 and Luke 18 20 In all of the instances of statement which are identical in allusion after the injunc tion to keep the commandments Jesus repeats certain commandments apparently to show to what commandments he alludedand in all the instances the command Jequiring tho observance of the Sabbath is omitted In other words Jesus only enjoined six commandments and omitted four as they appear in Exodus 20 and in Deuteronomy 5 Six of the command ments must be observed by every man whodoes justice to his fellow man and and are properly comprehended un neighborby any man without any injustice aDY body These fonr were never J taught by Christ nor any of his disciples and the Sabbatic observance is included among them To this gen oral statement the remote Punlinn il lusion in 1st Gorrinthians and CoU sinus to idolatry and may by a somewhat covetohilllI tion be made The alIn ions to the Sabbath keeping discussion to which Invea tegator refers in Mathews 12 aud Luke GRr perfectly in harmony with the other teachings to which I have alluded The Jews continu ally charged Jesus that he paid no attention to the Sabbath and in no instance does he claim to regard it Josus explained to the Jews of tint day in those chapters under consider ation why there was no Sabbath in his religion when he quotes in these two chapters I will have mercy and not sacrifice This means that his religion consisted in a course of con duct that made others happy and not in doing penance as in keeping a Sabbath Tho disposition in the early church to blend the mere formal ceremonies of tho Jewish religion with the moral code of the Christian religion ex isted in the days of the apostles and was apposed by them but has never theless exeisted until this day I think in tho matter of observinga SabbathAs pulling the corn or rubbing out the wheat grains in their hands and eating them ar they passed through the fields neither Jesus nor his disciples bad anymore right to do it than we would at this day but it was but little worse than takinga drink out of a mans spring without asking him The amount taken was so small that it would probably be caviling to regard it even tho lowest degree of larceny Gave Him a ninclc Eye On Wednesday night Capt Bow mar of Versailles formerly editor of the that now confined in the Asylum scaled the fence and escaped One of tho attendants pursued and cap tured him just as he was boarding the eastbound midnight train at the 0 and O depot He was secured after a struggle in which the attend ant got one of his peepers into mourning Newspaper men are dangerous to Ion farm of of FAKM of are the Bryant Wlon mile limite I rent terms tenant for this Inquire n the KENT a gardener bare for FOR of drstclats of whlrb are It gnarter of of the limits I want a Hrstclius or acres of carden sbareslOfeb2vtob AGENTS WANTEDr- on Life and Tragic Death JUDGE RICPD REID from family records eompiled and memorials of relatives classmates teachers ed uaos reacherslawyerejndglo professional acquaintances and admirers in every walk of life IN OiE VOLUME OF 600 OC TAVO PAI3K8 Clotu Laid Paper 300 STANDARD PUBLISHH COMPANY Cincinnati Ohio JOHN MAUPINjL- exingtoti liKo Special Agent for Lexington and Fayette County tf Corporation Notice The undertentd it Slucky leirJ Ilocker Jr sad J hate under to Statute Kentucky under the otme the Ltxlngton biTlnf In transacting builBf In JxIrgtonKy Ile bueintu tie uu iaie manufacture and repair r the The tntotwo- hundred and forty share the f to pall for lull purchaud nouaisersbbelhe lSH continue la tfcntyllvo tail date The aflilra are to and by dlrtctori to the lint Saturdar In and yean thereafter the to Pruldent President Secretary and Treat urer and appoint other officers tho asiocu require and until the la ilarh and until tbeiruccewre are the their dutlca pertcni conduct J Stucky cJIeifeeler Jr lL J a Smith at Director ai President II IrceidepgJII Jr taryantt Treasurer P Harp and nlntcnd ent J Smith The highest amount indcbt cdncsi to Hid corroiatlan mbject It tell at any time tire thourand and the private property outs itockholderi exempt J IIARI JM IIUCKBltJK IIaUIAY J Lexington Ky Feb fobl21m Notice Of Incorporation herely tho Incorporation of The of transacting bushiest h at layette the general nature of that lead line manufacturing trading The capital shall beflty thousand dollars Into huudrtd aJmustloSICOaachof shares taken fur the ness excapt that of lie organization Tho re malnlnj shares can taken at time or terms shall determined majority of all thin taken at mectlrtf The time of the the corpora and its termination let unless the articles of or therein the corporation a Director election shall on the h87 annually thereafter an that the annul election shall held the are as corporators shall conttitnta the Bard of The or liability nhlch the corporation shall time property ot the carperatlon to exempt frm The MS thsUggperators T It Tl1Ul r V 1ProfOhio have returned to Lexington to live and will bring with them their son in law Mr D L Wagner a large ice denIer in Ohio Prof King was formerly connected with tho mo chanical department of the State College in this place and willsoon lesume his position there He is a very genial gentleman and highly competent in his department He will soon put tho class in Mechanics to constructing largo and elegant clock for tho college tower TO Wed The marriage of Miss Mamie War field of this city and Mr Sam Ben nett of Richmond Ky is an nonuced to take place at Christ Church Thursday February 18th at 8 oclock p m There will be no attendants Hike Coriuluy Worse ExOfficer Mike Gorrnloy who was hot in the abdomen by John Walsh a short timo sincE is not doing so well and his condition is worse The consignors of the Womans Exchange who have dishes there will confer a favor by calling for them as soon as possible The space which they occupy is needed and un less removed by the 1st of March they will be disposed of by the man agers HOMESTEAD SAVINGS ASSOCIATION This is a now Association on tin Old Plan and will bo operated by experienced men in this lino of bur DodgeSladoThis is in tho ranch of almost over countytfThe nicmljur lrom Lexington To tho Speakers left sits the mem ber from Lexington Ho looks about thirtyeight His peculiar blue eyes moisten with the merriment that con tinually bubbles within him He is tho wit of the House and his harmless sallies am frequently fatal to tho dignity of tho imitative statesmen who pose like Henry Clay trod talk like a clothiers dummy Mulligan is an earnest active follow Chairman of the Railroad Committee and ono of the most valuable men in the House Louisville Post tInrrlcd At 2 oclock yesterday evening Mr W H Wood and Miss Mary E Lawless wero married at the Broad way Christian Church Eld John S Shouse officiating Messrs B B Wood Edmund Parker Geo Coylo and Alex Lawless were ushers Tin evening was very beautiful and a largo concourse of friends were in attendance Tney will continue their residence in the northern part of this county B H COZINBNEW GROCERY 1Rent Estate Broker guilt Auc tioneer I have CheettoldpNO 45 WEST MAIN STREET Where I will keep constantly on hand ALLIN THOMP DNI a supply of Fresh Fancy and FamSucceSEors to Geo A Shely Which I ily will Groceries sell for Cash or Exoa M nUf c rmchange for h COUNTRY PRODUCE cnshorTrndcforTnllonruorGrCC8C At Cash Prices Nos 18 and 20 W Vino Street Be Thos JrviDg tween Broadway and Mill Street tf tt JEWEL 1JR LOAN OFFICEOTISTIIE SNYDEK ti E3r aris1ieinlm- o 8 NORTH VPPER ST No 49 K Main St IexlllKtoit Ky C P T I lUtENllMilner on and pistols clothing tf Collllll1881oll1krc1laiits HORSE SH 0 E IN G DEALIUUllNI Gl n Seed andAND Wool Blacksmithing ANDbLUburmOOxx and 24 South nronrtwny JLCX lout luaiollKJ a 8 HANCOCK Highest Honorna World sExposltlon I NEW GOAL YARD 1ngIlsatedEW YardKentuckyyear2c0 thick I January lurcbaeiodenLiterary s ofcnal Harris out Oradoate lilt ISde tr guarantee full liandlo Rrumrrtater rlIoW dllludtlkinds of keep rnmtedmlurd nn STORECoaega auawuBira OUITII Ky tiMPSONBOYD- for track and team liartosa geetiemeneridinghams in tbs for vnjch arc the role agent goodsforarticle of best material workmanship If honest hope Thompson Boyd NO 53 EAST MAIN STREET I The fteward RunUB Mallllfaotll- rillCOMPANY r NOO WEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KY IU lONE PRICE CLOTHING I OUSEI M KAUFMAN 00- fj4 EASE 1V AII d STREIrr LEXINGTON TAY 0 Overcoats at 300 All of our Winter Goods reduced prices to make room for Spring Stock Thee ooda Justbe Soldtf 4 W lS9- HLHT1CL- OTHIER 0m S9 TAILORSA- ND F U It lT IS HRs62i 64 EAST MAIN STREET tf LE J 9TON JB r Mens Boys and Ohildrrns OVERCOATSAt the prices we are purchasefor TamesMeans NJ y Shoes For Mens wear and 2 shoes for Boys have arrived V ADLERSCLOTHING AND SHCOSS TOREFOR CASH BUYERS ONLY Phoenix Hotel RestaurantItI5CIIVUS Don v SHELL OYSTERS AND GAMES- t f JJUAII WILD DUCK VENISON SNIPE r GROCra1RIES t wAEMNo 20 South Upper Street DEALER IN Staple Fancy Groceries tt Poultry Fitfe lSp3eia bles omesteaASSOCIATION DODCE SLAEr29 Es Sh3Z tJl AND Z CBBONS5O 52 E Shot Si AGENTS AND MANAGERS DUNLAPCOcnlt nuIJn NEW YORK STYLES OF HATS John B RichaEdsonAGENT LEXINGTON KY STREETuLEXINGTON STOVE HOUSEu IJ r I EJLJ ARJDtIroprictor Miuiufucturcr of and DenIer In Stove3 Rallei anrr KitdllailArllcles PLAIN AND JAPANNED TINWARE- My specialties are tho Jlmiml and Squiiro HADIAXT HOME Heating thoyhnvoStove has no cfjual No3 Wont Main Stroot Loxigton y TO MAN Will NotCarry ThIem- AT COST FOJR CAsa 0IA BCHINN CO Have a very large Stock of Fine Fannels lied White and Gray Blankets of all qualities Wooleni Underwear Shirts anti Drawers Gloves Hosiery Woolenr Dress Goods Black and Fancy Silks and general supplies of Winter Goods f all to be sold at Cost for Cash to prevent carrying them over to next Winter Sale to begin at once Call early A B CHINN GO