Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
April 25, 1901... The Little town of Tyrone on the Kentucky River
is almost submerged in water and the inhabitants have deserted their
home. The river has reached the highest point ever known.
Mrs. Mary Breckinridge, widow of the late Gen. John C. Breckinridge, has
been granted a pension of $8 per month and back pay of $1,350. Gen.
Breckinridge distinguished himself in the Mexican War and it is in
recognition of his services then that the pension has been granted.
The old Kentucky River is on a boom. Back water is up to Old Crow
Distillery in Millville at this time and still coming.
The Fayette Telephone Co. is putting up poles this week on the Midway
and Mortonsville Pikes.
Master Comm. R.L. Stout sold part of the Harry Craig farm near Cicero,
about 200 acres, to Isham Railey for $696 and the one-third interest of
John L. Craig in the remainder of the farm for $201.
William Wolfe, who quit business in Versailles 16 years ago to move to
Wyoming, was in town for a visit this week.
G.S. Ryder, who has been in the tin and stove business in Versailles for
the past 15 years, moves to West Virginia this week.
New game laws for Kentucky - Plain citizens may be shot from Jan. 1 to
Dec. 31. Senators, governors and members of Congress may be shot during
any political campaign or within 60 days thereafter. Hunters in search
of this game are allowed to use a stuffed club or a butcher knife. If
any man is caught drinking water, it is a sign he is no gentleman, sah,
and may be executed with whatever weapon is nearest at hand. Colonels
may be shot with impunity at any time, while a squirrel gun is
recommended for majors and captains. No man shall be allowed to kill in
excess of six persons a day. In cases of honor, this number may be
increased to 103. Every citizen who does not tote the remains of his
victims from public sight within 48 hours from the time the first volley
was fired, will be fined one (D) gallon of moonshine. Any citizen who
steps on another’s toes may be shot, with the privilege of apologizing
thereafter. If a citizen leaves home half-shot and is found on the
street a short time thereafter, full of buckshot, it is his fault and
his relatives are not allowed to shoot more than 17 suspects in their
efforts to find the guilty person. Exchange.
The Midway Colored High School will hold commencement exercises at
Collins Opera House on May 3, according to Prof. Breckinridge.
April 27, 1922… The frost of Saturday night killed grapes, some
cherries, some plums and other fruits.
The auto-bus which has been operating between this city and Lexington
has been suspended for lack of support by travelers.
Hardin Field Jr. has been elected president of the YMCA to succeed J.
Andrew Cain, who expects to leave Versailles soon.
The architect has completed the plans for the new Methodist church and
work should be starting soon.
City Board of Education in Versailles has elected Prof. J. Paul Beaman
as superintendent of the grade and high schools to succeed Prof. R.G.
Lowry, who resigned.
Little Margaret Walker, daughter of R.M. Walker of Elm Street in
Versailles, broke her left arm while at play Tuesday.
The senior class of 20 young women of K.F.O.S. left Friday for spring
Dick Alexander, 16 year old son of Dr. A.J.A. Alexander, who attends
Massie School in Lexington, suffered a broken arm while playing there
The masthead says that the Blue Grass Clipper was established on Aug. 3,
1875. The office is located on Railroad Street.
In World War I, Germany lost 1,808,548 killed and 4,246,779 wounded.
Total German losses of life were about 12,000,000 and there were about
13,000,000 men under arms.