Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
March 30, 1899… Milton Young’s famous stallion Hanover, by Hindoo, Bourbon Belle, was chloroformed Thursday at his farm to end the horse’s sufferings from gangrene. Hanover was bred by Clay & Woodford, of Paris, and was the best son of the famous Hindoo. Hanover was a successful racer and sire, and Col. Young had refused almost $100,000 for him. On Monday of last week when Senator Goebel was billed to speak at Nicholasville, he missed his train at Ludlow and to keep his engagement he had to charter a special to take him to Nicholasville. The special, consisting of an engine and one coach, left Cincinnati at 12:41 and reached Nicholasville at 2:31, the run of 91 miles being made in one hour and fifty minutes. No stop was made until Nicholasville was reached, and it cost Mr. Goebel just $150 to keep his engagement. In the United States, there are 30 Washington’s, 28 Williamsburg’s, 25 Dayton’s, 25 Springfield, 24 Portland’s, 22 Richmond’s, 19 Columbuses, 18 Brooklyn’s, 17 Burlington’s, 17 Charleston’s, 16 Buffaloes, 15 Louisville’s, 15 St. Josephs, 15 Quincy’s, 15 Lowell’s, 14 Nashville’s, 13 Wilmington, 12 St. Paul’s, 11 Boston’s and 10 Cleveland’s. Spanish-American War heroes, Admiral Schley, Admiral Sampson and Gen. Shafter, were born and raised upon farms. Admiral Dewey was born and raised in a Vermont village, where his father was a physician. Gen. Shafter’s birthplace was near Kalamazoo, Michigan, and he went from the farm to the army. Admiral Schley’s ancestral home is a beautiful old plantation near Frederick, Maryland, which still belongs to his family. There has been fierce fighting in and around Manila during the past week and the American troops have won some decisive victories, and Aguinaldo and his forces are badly demoralized. Malabon, Malinta, Palo and other cities have been wrested from the insurgents, and the Americans have displayed great courage and bravery everywhere in their campaign. The American loss is 160, of whom 25 were killed. The enemy lost 200. Gov. Theodore Roosevelt of New York states that he will, if possible, attend the proposed reunion of the Rough Riders, to be held in the west on June 24. Augustus Payne, 84, died March 28 at his home near Paynes Depot of heart failure. He had taken a bad fall about five weeks previously. A consistent member of Bethel Church, he leaves a son, S.H. Payne; a daughter, Mrs. A.D. Piatt; and several grandchildren. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery. Sunday’s Courier-Journal had an interesting write-up on “Loto Wana,” Powhatan Wooldridge’s new country home on the Versailles-Midway Pike. The residence property occupied by Col. J.M. Hoge and family, on the corner of Bruen and Turner streets, was sold at auction last Monday and bid in by John Wise for $1,075. N.B. Risk has leased Collins Opera House in Midway and will manage it in the future. Madame Anna Held’s private car passed through Midway last Thursday morning. We suppose Anna was engaged in one of her milk baths, as she did not present herself for public inspection. Peter I. Railey offers at public sale his farm of 180 acres on the Shryock’s Ferry Pike, 2-1/2 miles southwest of Versailles. The property contains a 7-room dwelling house, new tobacco barn, 2 stock barns, new carriage house, icehouse, two tenant houses and all necessary outbuildings. Six acres will be in tobacco, six in hemp, 12 acres in corn and 140 acres in wheat. Easter Sunday is always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon or after March 21, the beginning of the ecclesiastical year, and if the full moon happens on Sunday, Easter Day will be the Sunday after. March 31, 1921… Workmen will start remodeling the brick building, property of G.T. McKinney on Winter Street, next door to the blacksmith shop of R.P. Hammond, in the near future, getting it in shape for the new laundry to be operated by G.R. Wallace. Rupert Breeden, who has been working at the barber business in Lexington for the past few years, has rented a room in the Amusu Building, and will conduct a first-class barbershop. It is generally believed that the entire fruit crop was killed by the frost here Monday night. The leaves on the trees were frozen and all garden and early vegetation was frozen. The thermometer registered eight below freezing, or 24 degrees. Practically all fruit advanced to the blossoming stage was either killed or badly damaged by the severe freezing weather. The weather Monday night and Tuesday morning were so severe that ice of considerable thickness was formed. Food prices have fallen 45 percent in a year. Sugar is 9 cents a pound; canned corn 9¢; tomatoes are 8 to 11¢; flour is $7 a barrel; 24 lbs. of wheat is $1.25; ham is 28 cents a lb; bacon 31 to 35 cents a lb.; chuck roast 12 cents; veal is 17 cents; round and sirloin steaks 18 cents and 19 cents; hamburger steaks 15 cents. Bacon has declined 40 percent in the past year. Chosen as one of the first five girls in a “beauty and brains contest” of a motion picture magazine was Miss Gladys Ryley of Versailles. Of thousands of photographs sent in from all over the United States by admiring friends, that of the Bluegrass girl was selected as one of an illustrious quintette meriting place in the hall of beauty and the more definite hall of movie fame. Does she aspire to a place in filmdom? That’s a rather impertinent question. Ask her yourself. Miss Ryley, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Ryley, was educated at Margaret College, Versailles, and Penn Hall, Pennsylvania. She is of a sunny, vivacious type that helps make the world happy and forget all about its reconstruction worries, and the German debt and even the Bolsheviks. There’s another one at home just like her. Sister Phyllis is her twin. They were born in the first year, figure it out yourself, of the 20th century. A special grand jury impaneled Saturday to investigate the mob which lynched Richard James on March 13, was dismissed Saturday after reporting its task as hopeless. Twenty-five witnesses were interviewed and not one would admit to knowing a thing about the mob. Circuit Judge R.L. Stout had asked for the special jury. The report also declared that criticisms of Jailer John Edger and other county officials was not justified. Members of this grand jury were Charles B. Sullivan, foreman; Joseph P. Trabue, Sam P. Dozier, R.M. Fogle, Frank Watts, J.M. McFall, J.J. Bishop, Forest D. Redden, James Nugent, Marshall B. Scott, William Hartley and J.W. Satterly. Quite a number went from Midway to Lexington Thursday to hear Galli-Curci. Tobacco prices at Lexington averaged $13.06 during the week. The yearly average is $13.53. This time last year the weekly average was $15.81. In Versailles, the county and city Board of Education have purchased the handsome Childers property on Lexington and Morgan streets for $20,000, for the housing of the new high and graded schools. This is an ideal site. The boards also assured the payment for the new concrete street. Mrs. John H. Edger, under the appointment of Judge Ed Mulcahy, will serve out the term as jailer until the first of January 1922. Ulysses Turner, George W. White, D.R. Duell, J.L. Cleveland, P.M. Wooldridge and Edward Brown were ordained deacons at the Baptist church in Versailles. The young people of Versailles and neighboring towns had an old-fashion dance at Landsberg’s Hall Friday night. It was managed by Dock Bond. The young men’s Cotillion Club gave a dance at Landsberg’s Hall Monday night. It was led by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bohannon Jr.