Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
May 16, 1901… Col. William P. Hall, son-in-law of Sen. Blackburn, has
been ordered to the Philippines as Adjutant General. He and Mrs. Hall
have two children, Joe Blackburn Hall and Octavia Hall. Col. Hall has
been in the army for 33 years and for 24 years was on duty on different
forts in the Western plains. He has also been stationed for four years
in Washington and a year each in San Antonio, Atlanta, Puerto Rico and
Dr. Alford Blackburn of Louisville visited relatives near Spring Station
the first of the week.
Miss Anne V. Steele gave a delightful seven-course dinner Tuesday
evening in honor of her charming visitor, Miss Frances Laird of
Philadelphia. Others present were Misses Ethel Witherspoon and
Elizabeth McCabe, Messrs. Francis Douglass, Frank Hawkins, John
Withrow, Albert Sleet, W.B. Cogar and J. Claude Rodgers.
George Kelly, a white man of uncertain origin, took up a notion
Saturday night that Abe Pyne, one of Midway’s most distinguished colored
citizens, was in his way, and at once proceeded upon a war of
extermination. He did not have much luck, however, for Abraham proved
too much for him on a return of courtesies and he was laid out by a blow
on the head. When the matter was disposed of in the police court Monday
morning, Kelly was fined $9 and Pyne $7.
The early risers say there was considerable frost Monday morning. No
damage was done to vegetation, however.
May 18, 1922... Dinners are most frequently given now at Mucci’s
Restaurant and Paris Rossie’s Cafe in Versailles.
Graded school pupils took exams Friday and Saturday for entrance to the
high schools. Exams were held at the YMCA gymnasium and were given by
Supt. M.B. Hifner, Prof. R.G. Lowry and Mrs. John C. Dawson. Fifty-nine
students were examined.
“Go to Sunday School Day” returns indicate a falling off from 1921.
Versailles Baptist led the way with 451.
Jesse Bason, Ernest Collins and Maria Collins were arrested Tuesday for
illegal possession of whiskey. Bail was set at $300.