CLIPPINGS FROM THE BLUE GRASS CLIPPER
June 9, 1898… Field Craig left June 6 for Lexington to join the Louisville Legion. James Hackney, Louis Hippe and Ben Hackett camped at the Kentucky River last week and caught plenty of fish. Others were camping near Cicero, on the river, and also having good fishing luck. George Cotton arrived in Versailles last week from Chickamauga, where he went with the Second Regiment for training. He apparently failed his physical. Newt Berryman was suddenly taken sick last Saturday afternoon, and after suffering very much for three hours, passed away about 5 p.m. The doctors pronounced it acute pneumonia of the kidneys. The Versailles baseball team defeated the Kentucky University team last Wednesday with “Spec” Sacra, of Midway, the winning pitcher. The score was 12-7. The local Board of Education, composed of George Minary, Ed Wallace, Nat Stone and Charles Browning, elected Prof. L.C. Hanna as principal of the Versailles public schools and named as his assistants Mrs. Sue Berry and Misses Annie Wilson, Mattie Berry and Fannie Bowman. Near Pinckard on June 4, James C. Graves, well-known horseman, shot and perhaps fatally wounded Charles Cassiday, a farmer whose place adjoins that of Graves. The men had trouble earlier over Graves penning up some of Cassiday’s hogs and cattle, which had been trespassing on Graves’ farm. Graves had refused to release them without process of the law. According to Graves, Cassiday came to Graves’ barn armed with a shotgun and demanding his animals be released. Cassiday found Graves in the barn, both were armed with shotguns, and Graves fired first. There is confusion on whether or not Cassiday fired also. Graves, under arrest, is about 50 and Cassiday about 40. Born on June 1 to the wife of Isaac Parrish, a daughter, which has been christened Honeywood. Jake Greenbaum called on friends in Midway this week to say goodbye before proceeding to plant his heel on the neck of a Spanish Don. He looked well in his uniform and will no doubt make a good soldier. Work on T.S. Forman’s house in Midway is nearing completion and it promises to be one of the prettiest and most convenient homes in town.
June 3, 1920… Fayette County farmers are expected to contribute their entire clip of 50,000 pounds to the State Central Wool Auction at Lexington on June 21. Approximately 1,000,000 lbs. of wool will be disposed of at this auction. A company of Versailles and Woodford gentlemen have purchased 52 acres, beautifully situated and just below Clifton, as a site for a country club for summer activities. Thirty acres are perfectly level, high and well shaded and tennis, golf, baseball and a clubhouse are envisioned for the plot. The land and a suitable clubhouse are anticipated as costing about $25,000 when completed. It is proposed to sell 100 shares at $200 each to raise the money for this Woodford County Country Club. Persons outside the county will be invited to purchase the stock and will have every privilege except voting at meetings. If the scheme fails, the site will be put up for sale. C. Spillman Jones and J.H. Quisenberry, both from Woodford, are opening a vulcanizing and re-tread shop in Lexington at Spring and Main streets. Sen. J.N. Camden has presented to Ohio Governor Cox, the Democratic nominee for President, a $10,000 Hereford bull, one of his prize animals, as a gift. Local farmers say, as is the case this year, that a good locust bloom always means a fine corn crop. McKee Bros., of Forest Home Farm, sold a herd boar, Colonel Giant Defender, to South Carolina parties for $10,000 and purchased a Durco yearling boar, son of the 1919 Grand Champion, for $5,000. The latter animal has been named McKee’s Orion Sensation. Miss Florence Cannon has returned home from Colonial School at Washington, D.C., where she graduated. Miss Evelyn Clarke, who taught this session at Jackson, Ky., returned to her home here Thursday. C.H. McLemore and Howard Rouse attended the automobile race which took place at Indianapolis on Monday. Mrs. A.J.A. Alexander will entertain at Woodburn Monday evening for Miss Mary MacLeod, of Versailles, and J.N. VanBuren, of Dunkirk and Buffalo, N.Y., who will be married June 9. Miss Margaret Mac-Leod will be her sister’s maid of honor and Mr. VanBuren’s twin brother will be best man. William I. Blackburn, 73, died Sunday at Woodford Hospital after a long illness. He was a carpenter by profession and leaves three sons and three daughters.