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Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper

February 21, 1901… Long article on page two about Carrie Nation’s busy day wrecking saloons at Topeka. The 22nd Senatorial District Convention will be held April 9 at Georgetown. The present incumbent is T.R. Welch, but J. Campbell Cantrill of Scott is the only announced candidate in either Woodford, Scott or Jessamine counties Millville: John Osborne has sold his house and lot for $300 to Will Vandeventer. E.H. Taylor Jr. is having a telephone put in his distillery. When finished, it will be a great convenience to the community, as we now have to go to Jetts to telephone. The residence and storeroom of J.P. Sidener, at Paynes Depot, was destroyed by fire Friday night, with loss about $2,500. The Clipper office is located in the Odd Fellows Building at Midway. Oscar Vest, proprietor of a saloon on North Railroad Street, was presented in the police court Monday on a warrant charging him with selling liquor on Sunday. He pleaded guilty and was fined $20. This should be an example for the offenders who have too long escaped punishment. The record-breaking mildness of the present winter puts the old inhabitants up a tree without frostbiting him. Every month of the 12 just past has been marked by thunderstorms, or more or less, brilliant electrical displays in the heavens. This was noticeably the case in December and January. Grasshoppers and lightning bugs were seen in the meadows the last of December. No ice has been gathered or skating done. Days in January were as balmy as in April, and the general temperature of mid-winter was but little severer than that of early spring. Snow has not lain on the ground so long as 12 hours at any time during the winter. With an early open spring, a most remarkable cycle of seasons will close. February 23, 1922…Twenty masked bandits held up three guards at the Old Pepper Distillery near Versailles early this morning and carried away three truckloads of whisky. The guards were surprised by the robbers, most of whom were armed, and were lined up in the office with faces to the wall, while the warehouse was being looted. George Dunlap Jr. bought last week the Brashear Farm on Big Sink Pike of 230 acres for $150 per acres. James G. Edwards bought the C.L. Gosney Farm near Mortsonsville of 183 acres at $78 an acre. This is the second time Mr. Edwards has bought this farm. Four years ago, he paid $87.50 an acre for it. Home House Furnishing Company is now in bankruptcy proceedings. E.E. Offutt, who offered his farm near Midway at public sale on Saturday, withdrew it after having $120 per acre offered. E. Hofman has purchased from his son, Carl Hofman and wife, their cottage on Higgins Street. J.R. Weiler has decided to return to Midway next week to take a position with A.B. Rumley as commission merchant and auto salesman. In Versailles, the Baptist church has issued a call to the Rev. Dr. E.L. Edens of Alabama. A lad of 15 named Coy Craig was reported to the Carnegie Commission for a medal in saving the life of Sallie Owen Gosser from a vicious cow. The teacher and several pupils of Mortonsville were on the way home when the cow charged and caught the Gosser child between her horns. Young Craig ran to her assistance, kicked the cow in the nose, face and side, causing her to release the child, who was found unhurt, though shaken and shocked. Services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Anna K. Heimiller at her home on Rose Hill in Versailles.

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