Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
April 4, 1901… Interesting story on page one of a moan named Frank S.
Rosenthal, 58, who served with the Louisiana Tiger regiment and believes
that he may have fired the bullet, which killed Stonewall Jackson at
A two column picture on Page one of Mrs. Carrie Moore Nation. She
appeared in Lexington last week and lectured and visited the local
“dives” but did not smash anything with her little hatchet. She was
treated courteously wherever she went.
Page two story of the capture of Filipino leader Gen. Emilio Aquinaldo.
Having been granted a new trial, Caleb Powers and Jim Howard both say
they expect to be acquitted in the September trial. It is said ex-Gov.
John Young Brown will step down as Powers’ counsel and ex-Congressman
W.C. Owens will take over the case to be heard at Georgetown.
J.B. Haggin has bought the 541 acre J.H. Kerr farm at $100 per acre and
added it to the Elmendorf Farm, making a total of 4,500 acres within one
fence. Haggin’s new home, which will be cost $300,00, is nearing completion.
Ex-speaker Thomas B. reed says that he retired from politics because he
disagrees so much with McKinley’s imperialism. He believes that all
people should have self-government, even if it’s not like ours. He says
this goes for the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Boers in South
James P. Gay died at the home of his sister, near Pisgah, at age 79.
While on the train between Paris and Lexington last Wednesday, Mrs.
Nation was introduced to Robert Franklin and told that he was engaged in
the selling of liquor. The famous “smasher” went after the loquacious
Robert in the most approved style and gave him such a lambasting that
his tongue refused to utter a word in defense and he was glad to escape
to the smoker.
Thee are a good many men who are lying out under the green sod today
because they tried to please everybody. When they started out in life
they made up their minds that everybody should be satisfied with them,
but they did not succeed in making anybody happy but the undertaker. The
world is full of fault-finders and grumblers and a man can’t walk five
minutes in any given direction without meeting them. Even when a man
turns his face to the wall, kicks the foot of the bed and expires, there
are people who will find fault with it. Some will say that he ought to
have done it 20 years ago, while others will say that he ought to have
waited a little longer for the sake of his family. The man who just dogs
along from day to day and does his best, regardless of what people say
is the one who is the hardest to kill, and when at last he does die,
there are about as many bouquets laid on his casket as there are on the
casket of the man who worried himself into Abraham’s bosom.
April 6, 1922… Mrs. Henriette Smith, wife of J.L. Smith, died Saturday
at her home on Railroad Street at the age of 72. She had lived in Midway
for about 25 years.
The high school declamatory contest was won by Miss Pearl Portwood on
Thursday evening. Other contestants were Flora tate, Cecil Strausbaugh,
Leonora Donovan, Ashlin Logan, Henry Portwood and R.W. Lacefield. Miss
Edith Farmer, president of the senior class, presided.
The Midway Amusu Company property will be sold at auction on April 28.
there are two large brick rooms on Main Street, one used as a picture
show and the other as a poolroom. There is also a barbershop located
between the two rooms.
The commissioner’s sale by H.S. Schoberth of Mrs. Ann Mary Edwards’ 94
acre farm on Steele Pike brought $149 per acre and was bought in by Mrs.
Commissioner Schoberth also sold a house and lot in Jacksontown in
Versailles to Dr. N.E. Berry for $170 and Schoberth sold a farm of 127
acres on buck run Creek to Mrs. Harriett C. Hunt for $52 an acre.
Carl King and wife, of Hartland, have a fine boy born Tuesday night at
Woodford Hospital, Carl Jr.
Judge Sam D. Pinkerton returned from two months in Florida with his
health improved and has resumed his duties as city judge.