Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
JIM -Adair County writers: Dr. J.T. Jones
JIM plans to send reviews of the works of Adair County writers. from time-to-time, until and maybe past This is the first in a series of reviews of the works of Adair County writes, from time-to-time, until and maybe past the 2012 First Annual Adair Genealogy & History Book Fair Saturday, June 2, 2012 10am-3pm (CT), at the Historic Adair County Courthouse, 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY. Admission and parking are free, and the event is open to the public
The poetry of Dr. J.T. Jones frequently appeared in the News in the late 1890s and the first several years of the new century, particularly after he removed from Russell County to Adair shortly before the new century dawned. His rhymes ranged from the silly to the near-sublime but were always pointed and frequently poked tongue-in-cheek fun at the people (and their shenanigans) who inhabited the state and national stage.
One example of his acerbic poetic wit appeared in the May 29, 1912 edition, the near-classic "Sick Abed" (below) in which many of the contenders in the hotly contested presidential election of 1912 appear.
For the gentle CM readers not quite as long of tooth as I am, a brief primer of the dramatis personae (in order of appearance):
- The unnamed "patient"--the United States.Sick Abed
The wise ones said she's sick abedHistorical footnote: Roosevelt, disgusted with the machinations which handed Taft the nomination in June, 1912, broke with the Republican party and soon thereafter won the nomination as the presidential candidate for the Progressive (also known as the Bull Moose) Party. Come November, Democrat Woodrow Wilson won a plurality of the common vote (just under 42%) but carried the Electoral College by a crushing landslide with 435 votes. Teddy R. got 88 electoral votes, while the incumbent Taft carried only two states, came in third in the popular vote count, and received but eight electoral votes. - JIM
This story was posted on 2012-05-19 05:43:52
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Books:
Kentucky poet Darlene Franklin-Campbell has new book of poetry
Adair Author Mysti Parker will read at Bowling Green book fair
Joyce Miller finds a Charles L. Wells book about Milltown, KY in auction buy
Mystery has chapter with Columbia, KY setting
CJ Simpson is reader for Pre-Schooler Story hour this morning
Book Review: Lilburn Roy's Book on Adair County Bottlers
Misty Baker will sign books Oct. 18, 2011, at AC Public Library
Today, SUNDAY with CM, August 14, 2011
2011 ACHS Boy's Golf Team shoots 313 for 2nd at Dale Hollow
Chris Rowe Book signing at Decatur Book Fair, Sept. 4, 2011
View even more articles in topic Books
Click for Info
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.