C-J 7-31-1898 GRC relics 3

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C-J 7-31-1898 GRC relics 3 - t5x about the size of a large cigar box. .i I...
t5x about the size of a large cigar box. .i I fcj T . XT , 1 t . i. n (i ii wiiti u m nwij pinj siory iw l-il l-il l-il nected. It looks as if it might have been mads In a foreign country, and was a gift from Gen. Clark to his sister, who, when her little girl was very badly burned one day, promised her this little box to Induce her to forget her hurt and dry her tears. Whether the remedy was effective is not told, but any way she got the box, which is still lovingly kept In memory of the great man by a daughter of that small sirli who Is Mrs. Philip Wallace, of Paducah,, Mrs. Wallace Is the nearest living rela tlvt of Gen. Clark, and has spent all of her life In Paducah, her father, Mr; George Woolfork. being among this City's esrllest settlers. Mr. Woolfork was a prominent lawyer lawyer and administrator cf the estate of Gen. Clark, attending to the division among the heirs and looking after their Interests up to the time of his death. Among his papers are many Interesting documents relating to It. The rarest of these Is the original drawing of a plat giving the division cf the land among the heirs and denning the boundaries. In the corner Is the following memorandum: memorandum: The balloting for the above mentioned mentioned lots as lettered was -made -made by me at the request snd In the presence of Gen. Wlllism Clark on the 2d day of April. ml" Signed. F. W. Bullitt. The drawing was made by Merrlwether Lew-Is Lew-Is Lew-Is Clark. The largest piece of property Is given to Gon. William Clark, a brother of Gen. George Hogers Clark, which Is subsequently dirtied among his heirs. The map, however, shows only the first division. There are a number cf letters and papers relative to the celebrated case of Porterfleld vs. Clark. In which the valid. Ity of the Clark title is questioned, on the ground of a conflict between military military warrants granted to Robert Por- Por- ' terfirld in 17S3 and S3, and the Treasury warrant given to Gen. Clark In ITsO. There are copies of depositions in the case after It was taken ta the higher courts, and also autograph letters and receipts acknowledging fees from John 3. Crittenden and William Owsley, who were attorneys for the Clark side. They are dated from Frankfort from 1S31 to 184. The first Is from Mr, Crittenden, and reads as follows: Recetv,1 of Oeorge Woolfork, agent for Oen. William Clark. ten dollars, my fee In case In Federal Court of Kentucky. Aevnt Worthlngton. isth November, issi. 110. J. J. CRITTENDEN. Another Is: Received of George Woolfork one hundred hundred dollars, part of fee In the case of William Clark, uaent Smith & I'orterftvid. In Federal' Court of Kentucky. Ivttt No-Vehiher. No-Vehiher. No-Vehiher. IsST. j tluO. . ! J. J. CRITTENDEN. There are two letters reading thus: Frankfort, Ky.. June . ICS. My Dear Blr: In a letter written some days ago I acknowledged the receipt of the two hundred dollar sent liy you to reimburse the costs that I had paid for "Clark's heirs in their suit with Smith In the ri. Court tf the t State. I hope that before this time you have received that letter. Since It was written 1 have rc ived your letter of the 22J int., inclosing me two hundred snd fifty dollars, the amount of my fee In the ca above mentioned. My lurmrr letter, I truet, will have relieved relieved you from every unpleasant feeling that may have been connected with this .'subject, and will have excused me from every auspUlon of Intention to offend In ' the least degree. Very respectfully your, etc , - J. J. CHITTENDEN. George Woolfork, E-i. E-i. E-i. "Frankfort, Ky.. April . IMS My Pear . Sir: eeterday I received your letter of the 1st Inst., by Mr. I'itts. inclosing 1.V one hundred and fifty dollars, part of my 1 .V . il; -b' -b' Y. '? INTERESTING RELIC. I Box given by Oen. Oeorwe Roaers CUrk to his alsttr.J Instructions regarding them were carried carried out. -:.: -:.: As la well known the ease was decided In favor of the Clark, heirs, by the Supreme Supreme Court of the United States In 144. and It was no wonder, aside from the evident Justice of It. that such should have been the decision, since their cause was championed by such able counsel. d There are copies of surveys of the Porterfleld land made In May. 1824, and April. 1S25, by Richard Taylor. Jr., who was doubtless of Louisville and a member member of the noted Kentucky family of that name. There Is also a bill for a survey of the separate divisions of the Clark es- es- Sarah Grand, Author of "The W HERE Is this New Woman, this epicene creature, this Gorgon setup setup by the snarly who Impute to her the faults of both sexes while denying her the charm of either where Is she to be found, if she exists at all? For my part until I make her acquaintance I shall believe believe her to be the finest work of the Imagination Imagination which the newspapers have yet produced. I saw a lady the' other day standing beside beside a bicycle In a country lane. She was a young creature, slender, elegant, admirably admirably built, her figure set off to the best advantage by the new cycling costume, costume, being evidently undeformed by compression compression of any kind- kind- Judging by what the papers say of the effect of this costume costume on the female character. I really should have been afraid to accost her. However, she spoke to me very courteous, ly. asking her way, which she bad lost. I directed her, and then she prepared to mount. "Oh! wait one moment, I exclaimed, emboldened by the charm of her manner. "Do pardon .de for asking, but are you the New Woman?" ' "I'm sure I don't know," she answered, lsughlng. "I only know that I enjoy every hour of my life, and that is a new thing for a woman. But pray excuse me. I am hurrying home to put my baby to bed aod get my husband's tea." She whirled away, leaving me at first under the Impression that, of course, she could not be the New Woman. On second thought, however, 1 felt pretty sure that she was tha New Woman and the Old. too new In the perfection of her physique, old in her home-lovtng home-lovtng home-lovtng proclivities: a stronger, better, more Waatlfut creature than the blockhead majority can eoneehre. You may know her for certain by hr manners, fur she la always gentle and se-une. se-une. se-une. It is the Old Woman who shrieks. Her most prominent characteristic la disloyalty disloyalty to her own sex. 8he heaps abuse uron the New Woman, whom she doe not know; but the New Woman bears her no itl will for her attacks, which are fine samples of what ought not' to be. and help notably . to point her own moral. THE New Woman is magnanimous by nature, and she can well afford to be So. for all that makes life worth having is hers, "dive me a large heart; aa unloving unloving nature is aa unlovely nature." she says. "Make me conspicuous for gentlehood, gentlehood, for courtesy and kindness to young and old, men and women, rich and poor. Give me the country to live In, with the sea In sight, and simple leisure. Give me the society of my fellow creatures to enrich enrich my human nature, and give me hours of sacred solitude to strengthen that In me which is divine. Love me! love me! and let me love you! Laugh at me. and let roe laugh back. Laugh -with -with me then. Let us see the fun of it all. and laugh without bitterness. Life and love last longer and are the better of such laughter." laughter." So she prays; and aU her prayers are answered. The New Woman confesses that she la full of faults. Doubtless in some phases her vanity Is overweening, her knowledge 111 digested, and her grammar shaky. What can you eipnet of tha child 1 Sh will Improve Improve in time, especially it the Old Woman Woman will kindly continue to bark at her whenever she makes a mistake, So let the coantry. In a list of the divisions and prices as made by Mr. Woolfork, toe highest value placed on any part of It, including including town lots, was 13 per acre. To illustrate illustrate what a difference time has mods, some of the same property would now sell for U9 a foot. A unique tax recetnt roads: Received of George Woolfork, agent for Wm. Clark. 17.1 In full for revenue tax for lfO upon 22,v acres of land. J. GWATHNET, D. C. C. There Is a plat and bill of sale for 155 acres of the land for seventy-flve seventy-flve seventy-flve cents an acre, dated 1831L But while the Clark family disposed of the Inheritance that would have made them wealthy through all generations Old Woman be reassured; the glory of grammar will not be diminished. Not that there are always faults where the Old Woman finds them. The sentences stand the test of analysis, but doubtless they took the Old Woman's breath away when she read them, and so she paused In the wrong place, which rendered the sense obscure. obscure. But. at any rate, the New Woman Is progressing, and there are plenty to help and encourage her. She sits down to her work with a smile, for she has won the great heart of the people, and knows that they will like her worst better than the best which the Old Woman has to offer offer them. ' EAD without heart goes a very small way. and only Intoxicates, like stim ulant without food; but in the matter of heart the New Woman la well endowed. Altogether she la a well endowed. Her health is radiant, her manners charming, her wit taking, her morals unimpeachable, and her will a quantity to be reckoned with. Her faults are the overflow of her exuberant spirits, as, for Instance, when the Old Woman is more than usually censorious. censorious. , and she plays her 1 a trick she wagers that with a word she will have her out on her quill in a hurry, and waits ready to receive her with a shout of laughter when she appears. - The Old Woman has no notion of progress. progress. She ridicules everything to which she is unaccustomed, as is ths way with the Ignorant, She is unaccustomed to the practice which the New Woman has adopted adopted of exposing the sores of society la order to diagnose Its diseases and find a remedy remedy for them; unaccustomed to ths crted that there Is still boundless better In men and women to be developed. This Is the ereed Of the New Woman, and the Old Woman ridicules it. Her own belief Is that evil 'wilt always continue, because it has always been: and she la too conservative to wish It otherwise. T HE New Woman's strength of ex pression has shaken the Old Woman, and she accuses her of Indelicacy, al though in the same breath she herself stigmatises some of her own sex with one of the foulest epithets in the language. But Inconsistency was the keynote of the Old Woman's character, and the weathercock her emblem. The New Woman does not blame her, however, for using the right word on occasions. There are times when eleeant phraseology la out of plaoa. A knockdown blow Is not to be dealt with dainty fingers. Strong words do good when used with that Intent; they disgust us with coarse things. It is the coarse Idea elegantly elegantly vailed In choice language so as to render It attractive that corrupts the mind, and you will find this done In the Old Woman's works to perfection. Whea she happens to be by way of Improving us she Is apt to be a solemn person and deadly dull, taking herself far too seriously. The New Woman errs, perhaps, on the other side. Her sense of humor is always on the alert, ana she not only sees whea other people are ridiculous, but acknowledges acknowledges it with a grin when ahe has made herself so. Good humor is another of her attributes. She cultivates It, and hopes to see the day when nothing will have power to ruffle her equanimity.' Aa It is, she will meet you sympathetically ea any ground you llks, oppose you with a will, and then maka a salve for your wounded feelina-s feelina-s feelina-s If you get the worst of It. or expect you to do as much for her IX she 'k . direction, not but fool untutored as little better and prosody problem of an oak minnow In the gnarly roots. not explain Roman The Rev. rich Scotsman Caledonian Christian where the northcountry wickedness does. She can prebend why bitterness. T HE Old humor. and see If the reeking sentimentality sometimes Instead of a gain the glory Sentimentality is disease of the different A sentiments! dog and cruel ousting and Indignity, calls The Old so far as add to her resents the mention of to her but roses an ugly shut up in a Of course. keep It from plaintive sound derisively at anv other possible to It to her If and have no onlv bread work out her Toll for him, disturbed by creature that happier if alive bird that has been woman's cap, and The weary thought so her: but If bore to be w ITH She the slaves eomnveroe, humming sake. ' To be Woman even then cabbage to be boiled; wager her Woman's them carried of starvation When man resent It for must confess cause. See Bismarck la to be found Jane Grey, taught Latin enjoyed the education of her modern women they have not Th Old comparison and thousht. She the face of that the had within of culture: wife and educated as hi It waa their

Clipped from The Courier-Journal31 Jul 1898, SunPage 21

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)31 Jul 1898, SunPage 21
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