c-j 6-12-1898 grc burial 2

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c-j 6-12-1898 grc burial 2 - THE PASSING SHOW: PEOPLE AND EVENTS. The John...
THE PASSING SHOW: PEOPLE AND EVENTS. The John Marshall Chapter, Daughters of the American -Revolution, -Revolution, will observe Flag Day,- Day,- June U. by decorating the graves of Revolutionary soldiers who ate buried lu Cave Hill. Chief among them, of course, is Qen. George Rogers Clark. Gen. Clark was the uncle of -the -the late ir William Clark, of this city, and it is from Dr. Clark's clever daughter. Miss Eilza P. Clark, the great-niece great-niece great-niece of the General, that I have obtained the following. Gen. Clark was retired by the following letter from Beujamin Harrison. Governor of V irglma: "In Council. July 2, 17S1 Sir: The- The- con elusion of the war and the distressed sit tiatton of the Btate, with respect to its finances, call on us to adopt the most prudent economy. It Is for this reaaon aione I have come to a determination to give over all thought for the present of carrying on an expensive war against the Indians, which, you win easily perceive. wil render the services of a general officer Injthat quarter unnecessary, and will therefore consider yourself as out of com mand: but before I take leave of you feel myself called upon. In the most forcible manner, to return you my thank and thoe of my Council for the very great find singular services you have ren dervd your country In wresting so great and valuable a territory out of the hands of the British enemy, repelling the attacks of their ravage allies and carrying on sue cefsfu! war la the heart of their country This tribute of praise , and thanks, so Justly due, I am happy to communicate to you as tne united voice ot tne Kxecuuve, I am, with respect; sir, yours, etc.. "BENJAMIN HARRISON." Gen. Clark made his home with his sis- sis- tcr Lucy. Mrs. William CrcKhau, at "Lo-cust "Lo-cust "Lo-cust Jrnve." in JrfTerson county. Ky., near Lotilsvlilo, and dying there he was burled in the family graveyard on the farm. In ISiS his neiher. Dr. - William Clark, ile--tprmlned ile--tprmlned ile--tprmlned ile--tprmlned to remove the body to Cave Hill, and also the boUlt el his brothers that MISS ASHWORTH. worth's services. "You see," she said. "Mr. Balfour is one of the most considerate considerate gentlemen 1 ever met. I remember on oie occasion he came into our otDces Just as some other member from Yorkshire Yorkshire was telling what he wanted. The Yorkshire man was quite rude, and talked to us as If be thought we were bis slaves. Mr. Balfour turned to him and aa'd: 'Sir, are you aware that Vou arc in the presence presence of ladles? I never saw a man more abashed than the member from Yorkshire. Yorkshire. "We all of us liked 8lr Michael Hicks Besch; he wss such a fine old fellow, and It was a real pleasure to do anything for him. I know there were ever so many times when be was In a dreadful hurry to have thinga done that he came iu here and saw that we were as busy as bees. Instead of Insisting on our doing what be wanted, he would say, 'Just a good morning. morning. Miss Ashworth,' and then off he would go to some place outside the Parliament Duuaing. . ... -. . . "Vne or toe very pieaaantest men we have to deal with Is Mr. Georsre Curson. LAi me ee. ne married a beautiful Amer. lean girl, a Mlaa Letter, did he not? Mr. Curson is Invariably a courteous, kindly man and never Inconsiderate. He told me once 1 would make my fortune In the t'nited States, because I could do my work so well and say a lit tie about It. He said tnat combination waa rare ,, among the Misa Ashworth owes her opportunity in Parliament to Mr. Herbert Gladstone She is a dawghter of the late Rev. Arthur Ashworth, rector of Holme Cultran. Cum berland. She received a -good -good .education ana occame among otner things a fair lin guist, navmg spent some time on the Con tinent. She la greatly absorbed, in her work. Is genial, energetic, bualnrsa-llke bualnrsa-llke bualnrsa-llke and full of common sense. The work she is required to perform requires a hish de gree of tact and Intelligence, and Is very similar to that exacted of the typewriters in our own House or Senate at Washington,. Washington,. -

Clipped from The Courier-Journal12 Jun 1898, SunPage 21

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)12 Jun 1898, SunPage 21
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