Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
May 2, 1901… The remains of Abraham Lincoln and members of his family,
which have rested in a temporary stone vault at Springfield, Ill. since
March 10, 1900 when the work of rebuilding the monument was commenced,
were Wednesday afternoon replaced in the crypt in the monument.
What vicissitudes of fortune are suggested by the item from Washington
that a pension of $8 a month has been granted to the widow of John C.
Breckinridge, major of the 3rd Kentucky Volunteers in the Mexican War.
This was none other than the handsome and eloquent Kentuckian who was
vice president and afterward major general in the Army of the
Confederacy and Secretary of War in the cabinet of Jefferson Davis.
There was no prouder family in the country than the Breckinridges,
senators, divines, soldiers, politicians, they were always men of force
and courage, and they left their mark on history. And now the surviving
Mrs. Breckinridge comes up for a modest pension as a soldier’s widow.
All the later history of John C. Breckinridge is passed over. We forget
his Confederate service, as well as the fact that he was vice president,
and remember only that he served the U.S. long ago in the war with
Mexico and his aged widow gets her little pension on that account. There
is text for the preacher here. Philadelphia Times
If you can take a short journey out any one of the roads leading from
Midway and not feel your heart throb with joy and gladness, you must be
an unappreciative and an unsentimental duck indeed. No artist will ever
be able to put on canvas a scene in any way comparable to that which
meets the eye on every side of our beautiful village. From time
immemorial, the inhabitants roundabout have claimed this as God’s
Country. The claim has never been disputed, and never will be. Here the
most gorgeous dream of fancy finds full realization in the radiant
charms of “living green.” Here the poet’s most vivid imagination finds a
beauty and charm in rolling field and waving grain hitherto undreamt of.
But why continue? So unworthy a pen as this is wholly incapable of doing
justice to the incomparable scenes of natural loveliness that lie spread
out before the eye on every side of us. It is said that by being often
seen things become common to us, and lose in time much of their charm.
Not so with the subject of this rambling sketch. Each view reveals new
beauties to our ever enraptured eyes.
Sunday night three tough roughs came to our little Millville village,
two of them from Forks of Elkhorn and from near Jetts Station. They made
their brags down at the whiskey dive near Frankfort that they were going
over that night to do Millville up. But the “do up” was on the other
side. Several ladies were insulted as they were going to church. The men
began cursing in the church yard and the officers of the church ordered
them to stop, but no... big men... no one could make them stop or go
away. One of them, a little drunker than the others, started to draw his
pistol, but several standing by caught him, took his pistol from him and
three bottles of whiskey out of his pocket. The magistrate was informed
of what was going on and issued a warrant for him. He now will have a
chance to answer to the court and perhaps board a few weeks with Uncle
When a splinter has been driven deeply into the hand, it can be
extracted by steam. Nearly fill a wide mouth bottle with very hot water,
place the injured spot over the mouth and press it slightly. The suction
thus produced will draw the flesh down, and in a minute or two the steam
will extract the splinter and inflammation together. Try it next time
you are troubled in this way.
Mrs. T.W. Settle and family have rented the Lehman cottage on Bruin
Street and moved to it this week.
Mrs. Carrie Nation is suffering from violent hysteria and has been
placed in a padded cell in the Kansas City jail.
At Frankfort on Tuesday, fire destroyed the flour mill of Louis B.
Weisenberger and the blacksmith shop of William Crutcher on E. Main St.
There were about 10,000 bushels of uninsured wheat stored in the mill.
Loss is between $15- and $20,000.
May 4, 1922… Mrs. Beaulah McDaniel, 25, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Rodgers, died suddenly April 24. She leaves a husband, Benny, and four
Kentucky Utilities have received a new seven-ton transformer, which will
be installed at Versailles and will be on the Midway-Lawrenceburg line.
When done Midway will have better lights and better service.
Charles W. Parrish is Midway’s new postmaster. Whitsitt Wallace will be
his deputy. Mr. Parrish will succeed Miss Mayme Cogar, who has been
postmistress for the past nine years.
The term of Henry L. Martin Jr., who was appointed on the Midway School
Board to fill out the term of E.L. Davis, has run out and election is
scheduled for Saturday.
John H. McKinley and bride are at home at their residence, 231 Lexington
Street in Versailles.
Versailles High defeated MMI in baseball at Childers Field Monday. Score
Versailles City Council elected James Ed Bond as city assessor to fill
the vacancy caused by the ill health of A.B. Scott
Anthony Schoberth, the stock trader, had a miraculous escape from death
Tuesday when an interurban car ran into his machine, which was stopped
dead on the track at Locust and Lexington streets. His right front wheel
was crushed but he escaped injury.
Field McLeod is now chairman at Logan-Helm Library and Roy Williams is
secretary. McLeod was the former secretary and James W. Miller, who
resigned, was chairman.
John Wainscott was arrested for moonshining on the farm of the late Joe
Gastineau, near Elm Corner. Wainscott was fined $200 and given 30 days
in jail and his whiskey was poured out and the still destroyed.
Arresting officers were Capt. J.W. Steele U.G. Field, W.C. White and
The next day, Saturday, White, Sheriff Frank Bohannon, Deputy James
Lewis and Chief A.B. Dawson arrested Joe and James Feck on the same
charqe, moonshining. Both were lodged in jail.
Mrs. Hattie Rose and Miss Jennie Ford have resigned as telephone operators.
KFOS will graduate 20 young women next month.
A message has been received telling of the death of Dr. McManaway, who
was pastor of the Midway Baptist Church about 40 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Cogar have just completed another camp on the Kentucky
River, which they will occupy during the summer.
The L&N Railroad is putting in bell signals at the grade crossings in
town. While there has never been anyone killed at the grade crossings
and only a few hurt, these bell signals will avoid many accidents that
otherwise might happen.