Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
January 31, 1901… The price of the Clipper at this time was only a dollar per year. Pages two and three are filled with details of the death from a paralytic stroke of Queen Victoria and of her funeral. Other columns tell of her youth and of her romance with Prince Albert. The New York Tribune says that Senator-elect Joe Blackburn of Kentucky will quickly become one of the Democratic leaders on the floor of the Senate when he resumes his seat. The paper says that Blackburn’s ability and standing must be recognized and that he cannot be kept down. “A man’s home paper is worth more to him than any other because it gives him more facts and local news, besides always working for the best interests of the home community. When you subscribe for your home paper and pay for it, you increase the editor’s ability to work for the development of your own community.” Sharon, Pennsylvania Telegraph. We are watching tobacco sales in our exchanges very closely and we find that prices are lower than they have been for many years. Tobacco rarely brings more than 6 cents a pound. Wills probated Monday in Versailles included those of Col. S.L. Wooldridge and George T. Hord. E.H. Taylor Jr. of Millville is building a neat cottage near his distillery for his stiller, Charles Barnett, to occupy. The work is being done by Hearn and Cromwell. Nave and Arnett have moved their stock of groceries into the room in Collins block adjoining V. Bloomfield’s. Have you seen the headless woman on her nocturnal visits? Judge J.L. Cogar says he has and tells many wonderful tales concerning her. The heaviest snow of the season fell last Thursday. It did not last but two or three days, as the weather began to moderate Friday. The kids have been enjoying skating the past few days. The ice has been about an inch and a half thick William Mahoney, who was shot and killed in Lexington last Thursday, was a brother of Mrs. Phil Weisenberger, near Payne’s Depot. His funeral was held on Monday morning and was attended by an unusually large crowd. Within the past week, there has been more written and said concerning Queen Victoria than any other person that has lived within the past 10 centuries. The Queen was a noble good woman in very many respects and worth the postmortem praise that has been heaped upon her. The city directory lists the following: Matt Winn, mayor; W.B. Cogar, clerk; John Wise, treasurer; R. Godson, city attorney; R.K. Combs, George H. Wise, R.W. Hicks, Charles Nave and C.J. Weisenberger, councilmen; and J.W. Pates and George Woodruff, policemen; county directory: L.H. Parrish, judge; W.O. Davis, county attorney; R.H. Gray, county clerk; M.B. Hifner, school superintendent; J.T. Wilhoit, sheriff; R.D. Shipp, jailer; and Chilton Reid, assessor; circuit directory: J.E. Cantrill, judge; Robert Franklin, commonwealth attorney; L.A. Berry, circuit clerk; and R.L. Stout, master commissioner. February 2, 1922… Dr. A.J.A. Alexander leased property in Kansas City on the northwest corner of 12th and Locust streets to W.S. Broderick for $1,185,000. Mr. Alexander acquired the lease in 1911 for $72,500. The present lease will be for 81 years and six months. The rental figures are for $10,000 each of the first 5 years, $12,500 for the next five years, and $5,000 yearly for the remaining years. The 1920 tax figures for the county show that levy was made as follows: 8 cents for general purposes, 25 cents for common schools, and 25 cents plus $1.50 poll tax for turnpikes. The gross total taxable wealth was $22,645,953. Net for taxation was $17,928,673. Total debits for 1921 were $196,889,35 and total credits were $185,211.01 leaving a balance of $11,678.34. Franchise taxes were paid by K.T.&T., K.U., Ind. T.&T., A.R. Exp., L&N., Cumberland Telephone, Ky. Pipe Line, Western Union, F.K.N. Gas Co., F. H. Telephone Co., and C&0. The Southern Railroad also paid a tangible property tax here. Mrs. A.J.A. Alexander attended a luncheon given by Mrs. Samuel Halley at her beautiful country home, Meadowthorpe, near Lexington. Miss Ida Courtney is substitute telephone operator at the local office during the absence of Miss Jennie Ford, who is ill at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Breckinridge Viley remains quite ill at St. Joseph’s Hospital. During her illness, Mrs. Warren Viley McFerran is with Mrs. Viley’s household at Stonewall. Dr. Ira M. Boswell of Georgetown completed his sixth year here as pastor of the First Christian Church Sunday. A special family sermon was preached in the morning. At the beginning of his seventh year, Dr. Boswell has asked that all who have come into the church during his ministry to be present. The Rev. E.C Lynch, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Versailles, had his tonsils removed this week. Miss Helen Lancaster, daughter of M.P. Lancaster, and E.S. Chastain were married Sunday afternoon in Lexington, and Miss Mary Hackney, daughter of James T. Hackney, and Goebel Stephens were married also in Lexington Sunday. The two couples were married by the Rev. Dr. E.C. Ecton, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Perine M. Blackerby, well known by everybody in Versailles, had a fall Thursday afternoon by which his left shoulder was dislocated, and a small portion of the shoulder blade broken off. Judge R.S. Hawkins bought the home of Mrs. Sallie Scott Worthington on Elm Street for $5,000. Dan M. Bowmar, editor of The Woodford Sun, has moved to the Pinkerton residence, Childers Terrace, until his own house is completed.