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The Somerset Journal-The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Gov. James M. Cox Predicts
Great Victory For Democratic Party. Wires Mr.
T.V. Ferrell. Governor James M. Cox, Democratic nominee for President, sees
a great victory ahead for the Democratic ticket. In a telegram to Mr.
Ferrell, Campaign Chairman, he urges every Democrat to work hard until the
election. Many Eastern states that have been in doubt are now placed in the
Democratic column. The telegram to Mr. Ferrell said: T.V. Ferrell,
Democratic Campaign Chm., Somerset, Ky., Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 26th, Reports
from National Headquarters today add New York, New Jersey, Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire as Eastern states we shall
carry. This means great ground swell has struck East and wonderful victory
is in sight. I ask and will appreciate your unceasing efforts from now until
election day and unfailing vigilance at the polls. James M. Cox.
Tuttle - Blank. News has just been received here of the marriage of Mr.
William P. Tuttle , son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Tuttle, to Miss Hellen Blank, of
Emporia, Kansas. The wedding took place on the 12th of October at Oakland,
California. Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle sailed from San Francisco to the Hawaiian
Islands on the 27th. Mr. Tuttle has been manager of a large pineapple
plantation near Honolulu for the past year. He has a very responsible
position and is making good. He is a graduate of the Somerset High School,
the Kentucky State University, and took a course at Cornell. While in school
Mr. Tuttle was a star athlete and was considered one of the best football
players in the South. His bride is a most accomplished young woman. She is
a graduate of Manhattan University, Emporia, Kansas. It was while Mr. Tuttle
was coaching the University football team that he met his wife.
Pitman Coal Co. The Pitman Coal Co. has been incorporated for $12,000 with
S.G. Cain, A.C. Coffey and Alger Weddle as the incorporators. They own a
mine on Pitman Creek and are furnishing quite a great deal of coal to
Stanfield Here. General Manager J.H. Stanfield of the Southern Railway, was
in the city Tuesday conferring with Supt. Clements and other officials. He,
with other local officials, were guests of Mr. Joe H. Gibson at the show at
the opera house Tuesday night.
Off To Tech. The Centre College Football team will pass through Somerset
tonight en route to Atlanta, Ga., where they will play Georgia Tech on
Saturday. Quite a number of rooters will accompany the team and several from
Somerset will join them and make the trip.
New Paper. For the 'steenth time Somerset is to have a Republican political
newspaper. They come and blossom forth in great glory and then fade away
never to be heard of again. It seems in Pulaski County every faction of the
Republican party must have a newspaper - quite an expensive thing to have -
but - what is expenses when an office is at stake? The Journal has seen
dozens of them come and go - just like this one will - but thanks to loyal
friends we are still here doing business. The people are tired of so much
politics and if we read them rightly they will not support any institution
started for personal and political gain. What we need in Pulaski County is
construction and not destruction. These political sheets do more harm to the
county in one year than can be repaired in ten. Who the editor will be we do
not know. Who the owners are we can guess. You have our sympathy gentlemen
on Saturday - pay day.
School Race Is Getting Interesting. Circulars Issued By Both Tickets. The
race for election to the City School Board has taken on unusual interest
owning to the fact that a fight is being made on the present board by certain
people who are against a $1.50 tax rate to operate the schools. It is
thought that the old board will be re-elected by a good majority, however, as
their administration has proven most satisfactory. The present board has
issued a card in which they show why it was necessary to put the tax rate at
$1.50. They give a complete statement of the moneys needed to conduct the
schools for the years 1920-21. This statement is published in another part
of the Journal and every voter should read it and not be misled by false
statements that are being circulated by certain people more interested in
their pocket book than in the schools of the city. The opposition to the
present board is led by Tom Scott, who is taking an unusual interest in the
race. Mr. Scott filed the papers for the opposition ticket and is busy
electioneering for them. Probably no board has given as much of their time
and have done so much for the schools as the present board. They are all
Somerset's best business men and have a great pride in our school system.
They have been endorsed for re-election by many of the most prominent
business men of the city as well as other voters. The members of the present
board are: T.E. Jasper, R.G. Williams, Jr., O.G. Peterson, A.E. Barnes, Roy
McDaniels and William Ramsey. Those running in opposition to this board are:
James Denton, W.A. Moore, Mrs. Woodson May, Mrs. Lottie Propst, John
Anderson, John LeTollier. The names of these candidates will appear on a
separate ballot and it will be necessary to stamp an X in the square opposite
Fiscal Court In Session This Week. To Build Bridge Over Pitman Creek near
Elihu. The Pulaski County Fiscal Court was in session several days this
week. They ordered a steel bridge to be constructed over Pitman Creek just
east of the Elihu Railroad station on the old Coal Bank Road. Citizens
living in that neighborhood have agreed to construct the abutments free of
charge. George G. Waddle, Granville Lorton and other citizens living near
Oak Hill Church appeared before the Court and agreed to purchase $4,000.00
worth of the county's bonds if the money would be spent for the
reconstruction of the old pike on Stones Ferry Road. The proposition was
accepted by the county. It was ordered that the county finish the work on
the Hail road east side of Buck Creek which was started by the citizens of
that section. J.V. Wesley as appointed to settle with Sheriff Weddle for
county levy, road and bridge road funds and common school taxes for 1920.
Killed By Train. Judge Baugh, of Science Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Baugh, was instantly killed last Sunday afternoon when he rode his motorcycle
into passenger train No. 11. Mr. Baugh was traveling at a lively clip and
did not see the approaching train. He dashed into the train just between the
engine and first car. His body was mangled almost beyond recognition. The
accident is a very sad affair and convinces us more than ever that there
should be some warning at the crossing to announce the approach of a train.
Stanford Afraid. The manger of the Stanford high school football team called
Coach Dexheimer of the local eleven Tuesday and informed him that he would
have to call the game between Stanford and Somerset off as his boys were not
in a class with Somerset and they would be unable to play. If that is not
showing the white feather we will give it up.
Election Returns. The public is invited to the Journal office on next
Tuesday night to receive the election returns. We will get special bulletins
from all over the country and will keep open until the result is known. A
bulletin board will be placed in front of the Journal office where the
results will be posted. Be present early and stay late.
To Build. Mr. Chas. Candler, who just recently purchased the Isom restaurant
in South Somerset, will add two more stories to the building. He will make
the rooms for living quarters. Mr. Candler also purchased a lot adjoining
the restaurant and will build on it soon. He is making these improvements
for the convenience of the railroad people.
Back To Johnson. Mr. J.E. Waddle, manager of the Pu-John Oil Co., spent
several days at home this week. He returned to Johnson County Tuesday to
drill in the third well for the company. Mr. Waddle says that the gas well
will test over a million and a half feet. The outlook for the company is
Employ Attorney. Atty. E.T. Wesley has been retained by a number of citizens
to jointly with the city, enjoin the collection of the increased rates
proposed by the Gainesboro Telephone Company. This action will be taken up
at once as the increased rates become effective November 1, 1920.
At Burnside. Mrs. Will D. Oldham of Lexington spoke at Burnside last night
in the interest of the Democratic ticket. She was greeted with a large crowd
and it is said made many votes among the women for the Democratic ticket.
Burnside Democrats are working hard and will give a good account of
themselves on election day.
Harvard Wins. Forty-five thousand football fans saw Harvard College triumph
over Centre College, of Danville, last Saturday at Cambridge, Mass. The
final score was 31 to 14. It was the greatest football battle ever staged in
the great Harvard Stadium and it was the first time that Harvard had been
scored on in four years. In the early stages of the game, Centre emerged
seven points ahead but was soon tied. In the last quarter Harvard scored a
drop kick and two touchdowns. Harvard's heavy defense was too much for their
lighter opponents and speed and strategy could not overcome the power of the
Crimson varsity. On offensive Centre was Harvard's equal and Captain "Bo"
McMillin was easily the star of the game. Sharing the honors were our own
"Red" Roberts and "Red" Weaver. Roberts made the first touchdown by a line
buck. He played a great game. Jack Converse got into the game and played one
entire quarter at end. He showed up well. McMillin, Roberts and Weaver, it
is said, made their places on the All-American. The special train that
carried the football team and 300 rooters left Danville Thursday morning at 8
o'clock and arrived in Boston at noon Friday. Returning the train left
Boston at midnight Saturday and arrived in Danville Monday morning at 8
o'clock. A stop of five hours was made at Buffalo to allow the fans to visit
Niagara Falls. H.C. King, District Passenger Agent of the Southern Railway
was in charge of the train and he saw to it that everyone was made as
comfortable as possible and that everybody had a good time. Everyone
complimented the excellent service given by the railroads and Pullman
company. Mr. F.H. Wipper of Cincinnati, Assistant General Passenger Agent,
of the Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis Ry., also made the trip to assist Mr.
King and to see that everything went off well.
Republican Speaking. Fearing that they will not carry Pulaski County by as
large a majority as usual the Republicans have been importing speakers of
every caliber into the county. Last week Don C. Edwards and Caleb Powers
spoke from the same platform and the day before Chas. Finley was here. On
Monday Mrs. Christine Bradley South and Congressman Robsion spoke to a fair
crowd at the opera house. On Saturday another lot of speakers will be here.
With all of this the Republicans have not been able to stir up much
enthusiasm among the voters.
Bridge Completed. The approach to the Pitman Creek Bridge is now completed
and the bridge is in use. It is proving quite a convenience to the citizens
of Burnside as well as to Somerset people. The great need of it is shown by
the large amount of travel. The citizens of Burnside and Somerset are
planning on a road working day to put the road leading to the bridge in
For Sale. One four-year-old horse, in good condition; will trade for hay,
grain or other stock. Mrs. Cora Chestnut, Somerset, Ky.
Rotten Show. The attraction at the Gem Opera House Tuesday night called "The
Moon Girl" was about as rotten as it possibly could be. The house was packed
and everyone went away thoroughly disgusted. It was no fault of the
management of the Gem as the show came to them highly recommended.
Linotype Arrives. The Somerset Journal's Model 14 Linotype machine arrived
this week and we will have it up and in operation within the next few days.
This is the latest and finest machine that is put out by the Mergenthaler
Linotype Co. and we invite our friends and patrons to come in and see it in
operation. It will increase the efficiency of our office and give us the
best equipped newspaper plant in this section of Kentucky.
Circuit Court Opened Monday. Judge Delivers A Strong Charge To The Grand
Jury. The October term of Circuit Court opened last Monday with Judge
Bethurum on the bench and Commonwealths Attorney Flippin at his post. There
was a large crowd in town. On account of Republican political speaking there
was little business transacted. In the morning Judge Bethurum spoke and in
the afternoon Congressman Robsion and Mrs. South. Judge Bethurum's charge to
the grand jury was as usual very strong. He told the grand jury to make a
thorough investigation of the illegal sale of whiskey and moonshining and to
summon every person they thought could give them information before the jury.
He also went after the pistol toters and gambling. Judge Bethurum is
determined to break up the lawlessness that prevails if he possibly can. The
grand jury is one of the best that has ever been empanelled and we look for
some good results. The following is a list of the juries:
Grand Jury - V.B. Stone, foreman, Wm. Grabeel, Shack Whitaker, Lewis Gover,
Bowen Vaught, Ben Lair, Scott Smith, Jonathan Blevins, S.M. Campton, W.E.
Kelley, W.D. Chestnut, H.C. Bryant.
Petit Jury, Panel No. 1 - L.M. Bolton, Clarence Bryant, Logan Pointer, John
Kaylor, Sam Childers, Geo. Whitis, C. Simpson, James Turpen, Jas. S. Vaught,
H.T. Baugh, Green Whitis, Oscar Girdler.
Petit Jury, Panel No. 2 - George Baker, L.T. Dick, E.W. Ratliff, C.F.
Cundiff, J.R. Chaney, J.T. Whitaker, Samuel Wariner, Chas. Whitis, J.H.
Silvers, James Nelson, M.A. Phelps, Fayette Vaughn.
Reserve List. Miles Wesley, Oscar Hubble, L.R. Colyer, Joe Weddle, Riley
Jasper, Luther Kyle.
Captain Tuttle Will Vote The Democratic Ticket This Year, So He Tells
Reporter. The Danville Advocate published the following article that will be
read with interest in Somerset. Captain Tuttle is well known in Somerset and
the fact that a Republican of his standing and type is to vote for Cox will
have a great influence among the independent voters. Capt. John W. Tuttle,
of Monticello, for fifty years leader at the Wayne County bar; Captain in the
Federal army during the Civil Ware and a life-long Republican, announced this
morning at the Hotel Gilcher that he will cast his vote for Gov. James M. Cox
for the presidency on the second day of November. Capt. Tuttle is
eighty-three years of age and this will be the first time he ever placed his
vote under the rooster. He is the youngest looking man of his age who has
been seen in Danville in many a day. He is en route home from Williamsburg
and Corbin where he has been acting as referee in some bankruptcy cases. He
was Captain of Company G, Third Kentucky Infantry, under Col. Thomas E.
Bramlette. He was in the battle of Perryville but did not take part in that
engagement. He was an intimate friend of the late Major Daniel Collier, of
Lancaster; Gen. Speed Frye of Danville; Capt. Samuel McKee of Danville.
Capt. McKee was later promoted to position of Colonel and was killed in the
battle of Stone River. Capt. Tuttle says that a Lincoln Republican and a
Wilson Democrat are one and the same. The great Lincoln was for union as a
mater of promoting peace and maintain peace and his views along this line
have proven to have been correct by actual test covering a period of
fifty-five years in the United States. If union was good then as has been
proven it is good now, according to Capt. Tuttle, and he is therefore for the
League of Nations with reservation. In his opinion to surrender the League
of Nations means surrender to Germany; which would have been practically the
same as a Confederate victory in the United States during the Civil War.
Capt. Tuttle says great questions of the country's sacred honor like this
must rise above all politics if the peace of the world is to endure. He
thinks Harding is a weak man and the Republican platform unworthy of the
support of any patriotic American. Capt. Tuttle states he will vote for
Senator Beckham over Richard P. Ernst for United States Senator, and not
because he thinks more of Beckham personally than Ernst, but because
Beckham's principles are in accord with his ideas of what constitute a true
American patriot. Capt. Tuttle is of the opinion that the League of Nations
without reservations is the greatest stride toward world peace that has ever
been taken. All the leading preachers and church men are for it and the
foremost statesmen in all parties recognize its meritorious features,
although some of them place partisan politics before the honor of their
country. Capt. Tuttle knows what war is. For four years he defended the
union and he did it as a matter of patriotic duty. Now if that union is
good, why is not a larger and more powerful union now equally as important in
the matter of suppressing future wars. He is fighting for future generations
and for lasting peace. He says that in union there is strength; while
nations divided against each other will eventually fall. His opinion of
Senator Lodge, Will Hays and other big Republican leaders who have thrown
down their country for partisan politics rather than stand out fearlessly for
the future peace of the world is by no means the best. Capt. Tuttle fought
for the freedom of the colored race and in his opinion if they wish to dwell
in peace in the future and enjoy the greatest prosperity they had better vote
for Gov. James M. Cox and the League of Nations, or as he terms it,
the Union of the Nations.
If President Lincoln were living today, the League of Nations would have no greater
advocate in the war scarred veteran. He says he does not call himself a
Democrat but that he is a patriot and he is unable to realize how any friend
of the great Lincoln could fail to endorse the League of Nations in honor of
the memory of that great unionist. Capt. Tuttle has been a war horse in
Republican politics in Wayne County for nearly two generations. Speaking in
a lighter vein, he said he had encouraged Breck Berry, the Rankins, and
Laniers to move to Boyle County because they were such strong Democrats but
that part of his business here now was to induce them to return to Old Wayne
as he was anxious for that county to roll up a big majority for the League of
Nations, the salvation of the country.
Marriage Licenses. Since our last report the following marriage licenses
have been issued from the County Clerk's office: Jacob W. Meece, 38, to
Kattie Adkins, 34; Clyde E. Burton, 18, to Mary A. Burton, 18; Berlin Thurman
, 30, to Della Mae Vaught, 20; Parker R. Tanner, 22, to Mamie Childers, 19;
Andrew G. Hunt, 24, to Viola Harper, 15; Wm. Lester Phelps, 21, to Vella
Speak, 18; Charles G. Watson, 24, to Susie Boone, 19; Earl Ernest Randall,
16, to Gold Helen Bray, 18; Thomas G. Bland, 21, to Vercie C. Beasley, 19;
Charlie P. Kenney, 40, to Cordelia Mounce, 36; Joseph N. Stigall, 25, to
Lillie Ethel Strunk, 38; Solomon E. Griffin, 35, to Emma Ethel Renner, 23;
Ruben O. Perkins, 18, to Leetta Young, 19; Wm. E. Smiley, 50, to Cora E.
CUNDIFF. "Uncle" Jimmie Cundiff, a very highly respected old gentleman, died
at his home at Shafter last Saturday. He was 82 years of age and well known
all over that section of the country. Funeral and burial at Oak Hill Monday.
THOMPSON. The little four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Thompson
died at their home on Wait's Hill, South Main St., Monday. The remains were
laid to rest in the City Cemetery Tuesday. Much sympathy is extended to the
parents in the loss of their little daughter.
PING. Jennie May, the 17 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ping,
Columbia Crossing, died Sunday after a short illness. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. W.L. Clark at the residence Monday morning and the body
interred in city cemetery.
Mr. Ray Sellers, who had a hip dislocated, is improving nicely and will soon
be able to return home.
Mr. Quincy Jones of Welborn who has been here since Saturday for treatment,
returned home today.
Tyler Combest of Oak Hill who was operated on for appendicitis last Saturday
is getting along as well as could be expected.
Edith Bishop, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bishop, of for mastordatis,
returned home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gadberry of Norfleet, whose team became frightened and ran away
with them, were not seriously hurt. They were brought to the Somerset
General Hospital and their wounds were dressed and they returned to their
home the same day (Monday).
Dr. Bud Cain, of Pine Knot, who was threatened with appendicitis, is much
improved and will soon be able to return to his home.
Miss Flora Burton is improving nicely.
Mrs. Robert Guffey who underwent a slight operation last week, has recovered
sufficiently to return to her home.
We want to urge every Democrat woman voter in the county to go to the polls
next Tuesday and vote. It is a duty you owe to your country now that you
have been given the right of suffrage. If every woman will do her duty on
election day, Pulaski County will make a most excellent showing.
Somerset joins in with Danville and Kentucky in welcoming home the great
Centre College football team and we take off our hats to Captain "Bo"
McMillin and our own "Red" Roberts and Converse and to Weaver. Somerset
feels a great pride in the accomplishments of this great football team
because the Somerset high school gave to Danville her stars - McMillin,
Weaver, Roberts and Converse.
The first street that should be fixed in Somerset is South Main leading to
the Depot. This street is a disgrace to any community. In dry weather it is
so dusty that one can not see three feet ahead. It is the street all the
railway employees travel and by all means should be put in good condition. If
we are to have a good town and keep our people satisfied we must have better
streets. Let work begin on this street at once.
The munificent sum of $25,000 awaits Ed Morrow, Teddy Roosevelt, Chas. F.
Ogden or any other of the Republican orators who can make good their
assertion that the League of Nations deprives the United States of any of its
sovereignty. This sum has been offered for such proof by the organization of
pro-league Independents and Republicans, of which Prof. Irving Fisher is
President. Will Hays and George White, the National Committeemen, will be
permitted to select the jury of twelve, and if any of our glib Timbuctoo
orators can convince them they are telling the truth, they will be given the
Mr. and Mrs. H. Noll were in Danville last weekend.
Miss Bertie Owens will spend Sunday in Lexington with friends.
Miss Ruby Weddle of Hustonville has entered the Somerset Business College.
Miss Thelma Sloan was at home from Trimble last Sunday. She is teaching
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Marcelliott and daughter Miss Anna, spent several days in
Somerset this week.
Mesdames O.H. Waddle, A.M. Girdler, A.R. Humble and J.E. Girdler attended a
Methodist Missionary meeting in Stanford this week.
Mrs. King Grinstead has returned to Louisville after a visit with her mother
Mrs. H.A. Lindle.
Miss Anna Sloan who is teaching at Georgetown was at home for a visit last
Mr. and Mrs. Owen D. Goodloe entertained the officers of the Epworth League
on last Friday evening. Refreshments were served.
Miss Blanch Craig will visit friends in Chattanooga this weekend.
The Men's Bible Class of the First Methodist Church will give a Halloween
social at the church Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Swaim will move to the Cumberland Sanitarium the first of
the month and Mr. and Mrs. Hankis will occupy their apartment.
Miss May Whitson received a letter Monday from her niece, Mrs. W.A. James, of
Calexico, Calif., announcing the arrival of a baby boy on October 19, 1920,
"Walter Earl." Mrs. James will be remembered here as Miss Ella Sears of
Mark, Ky., daughter of Mrs. Ina Sears.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy McDaniels spent several days in Cincinnati.
Miss Bertha Hamilton is visiting her sister Mrs. J.S. Arnold, at Kenova, W.
Rev. W.G. Montgomery spent several days in Columbia on business.
Mrs. W.J. Davidson of Burnside was in the city Saturday shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Phelps of Silerville, Ky., spent last weekend with
Mrs. Mary Carr is in Lexington this week attending the Grand Chapter meeting
of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Guy Duvall of Lexington spent several days with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
James Denton spent several days with his sister Mrs. McChesney at Midway.
Mr. and Mrs. James Austin are visiting relatives in Georgia this week.
G.W. Babcock has returned to his home at Sun Bright, Tenn., after a visit
with his daughter, Mrs. E.D. Mason.
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Moore were in Lexington this week for a few days.
The Somerset High School Board of Education entertained the faculty at dinner
last Friday evening at the high school building. The meal was prepared by
the domestic science department and was elegantly served under the
supervision of Miss Otter. The tables were very artistically decorated. The
place cards were furnished by the art department. After the dinner several
talks were made by members of the faculty and board.
Mr. Alvin Dikeman is enjoying a motor trip thru the east.
Raymond W. Day, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Day, returned from Detroit,
Mich., this week where he graduated from the Michigan Automobile School. He
finished with high honors and we predict a bright future for this young man.
Mrs. J.T. Weddle is visiting her daughter Mrs. Arthur Allen in Boston.
Mrs. Hershel Humble is visiting her parents in Paris, Ky., this week.
Mrs. J.M. Roberts is spending several days in Louisville with her daughter
Mrs. M.E Burke.
Mr. S.C. Phillips who has a good position with the L&N RR at Ravenna, Ky.,
has been home on a visit.
Mr. John Goodloe attended the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John
Owens in Danville on last Wednesday.
Mrs. Delia McGee is spending several days in Danville with her son James
McGee and family.
Mr. C.H. Moore returned Sunday from Woodburn, Ky., where he was called on
account of the death of his sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cosby spent the weekend in Danville.
Mr. Clay Miller spent several days in Mt. Sterling with his family.
Mr. Ernest Hudson spent Saturday and Sunday in Danville with homefolks.
Mr. and Mrs. William Clark will move the first of the month to their new home
recently purchased from J.T. Waddle. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kohler will occupy the
Clark home this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Ware have returned from a delightful trip to California and
Arizona. They visited their son, Lewis, at Globe, Arizona, and report that
he has a splendid position and is getting along nicely.
Mr. Perry James of Berea, Ky., was in Somerset last Friday and called at the
Journal office to renew his subscription.
C.W. Porter of Stearns who has been a locomotive engineer for the Stearns
Coal & Lumber Co. for 14 years, was in town last Saturday on business.
A mighty fine boy - Charles Edwin - was born at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Boyd Morrow on the 21st.
Mrs. Edwin P. Morrow of Frankfort is visiting her mother Mrs. O.H. Waddle
this week. Mrs. Morrow has just returned from a swing thru several Southern
states with the "Governor's Special."
Mr. L.V. Armentrout of Frankfort, Ky., staff writer for the Courier Journal,
was in Somerset this week.
Mr. Eben Porch of Kansas City, Mo., is visiting homefolks. This is Mr.
Porch's first visit back to the hold home in seven years. He is connected
with the Kansas City Stock Yards.
Miss Bee DeVine of the Southern Railway force spent Sunday in Danville.
Mr. C.O. Bond spent several days in Danville last weekend.
Mr. Guy Coomer of the Southern Railway office force saw the Centre-Harvard
football game. While away he visited many places of interest in the east.
Rev. B.J. Boland of Henderson, Ky., spent several days in Somerset this week.
His many friends were delighted to see him.
Miss Georgia Lewis of Sloans Valley spent several days with Miss Marietta
Fathers Martin and O'Conner of Louisville, Father Osmund of Danville, and
Father Roland of Henderson were in Somerset Sunday for the forty-hour
Miss Blanch Kennedy was at home from Hamilton College Sunday.
Burnside. Mrs. M.J. Dick is home after an extended visit with relatives in
Indiana Mrs. R.O. Lewis was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. T.B. Grissom,
in Erlanger, this week Mrs. Geo. Stanley of Stearns was the guest of Mrs.
J.W. Fitzgerald last week .. Mrs. V.R. Southwood as in Somerset shopping
Tuesday Mrs. G.C. Nunn entertained at dinner Friday evening Mrs. W.J.
Davidson and her guest, Mrs. C.A. Shobe, and Mrs. W.S. Hale, of Knoxville,
Tenn. Dr. and Mrs. Tate of Somerset drove down Sunday and were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Dugger for the afternoon .. Mesdames A.C. French, N.I.
Taylor and J.M. Dugger were in Stanford Tuesday and Wednesday as delegates to
the District Missionary Conference Quite an exciting game of ball was
played here Sunday between Somerset and Burnside. This being for the
championship, Somerset and Burnside each having won a game of a three game
series. The game was closely contested until the 5th inning, Burnside having
made one run in the 1st. Three hits and two errors allowed Somerset to make
four runs in the fifth, then Camden made a Babe Ruth in the 8th, Somerset
having one man on base, which made the score 6 to 1 in favor of Somerset. In
Burnside's half of the ninth a walk for Parrigin and four hits netted
Burnside five runs which made the score 6 to 6. Somerset was retired in one,
two, three order in their half of the tenth. Burnside then came to bat, Heath
made a two bagger, then Parrigin a base hit, and at this point the umpire
called Heath safe at third, the play being close, although both umpires
agreed that the runner was safe, Somerset players left the field. Somerset
would no doubt have finished the game but they were out of a pitcher and
besides it was as certain as anything could be in baseball that Burnside
would have made another un and won the game. They had men on second and
third and no one out. The umpire declared the game won by Burnside, score 9
to 0. Come again, Somerset, next year and try to be better sports and not
get cold feet when you see you are up against the real thing Mesdames G.F.
Fagaly, C.C. Greeno and Carry Fagaly entertained with a party Saturday
afternoon in honor of Mrs. Davidson's attractive guests, Mrs. C.A. Shobe, and
Mrs. W.S. Hale, of Knoxville, Tenn. Dr. and Mrs. N.D Stigall spent
Wednesday in Lexington attending the meeting of the Grand Chapter, O.E.S.
Dr. A.T. Fagaly of Lawrenceburg, Ind., was the gust of his brother G.N.
Fagaly, this week Mr. and Mrs. Louis Campbell and daughter were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Hamm of Somerset over Sunday C.J. Rinhart,
representing the Courier Journal of Louisville, was in town this week Mrs.
J.M. Mitchell was shopping in Somerset Tuesday Miss Alta Girdler returned
Sunday from a visit with relatives in Cincinnati A large crowd of young
people attended the pie supper given at the school house in Antioch Saturday
night Miss Stella Thurston and Oscar Simmons of Monticello, motored to
Somerset for the day Sunday.
McKinney. Bro. Crow filled his appointment at Union Sunday night Cyrus
Harrington and wife who have been visiting relatives here for the past few
weeks left Thursday for their home in Montana Mr. C.A. Bishop is improving
some now Miss Ella Vaught visited Elsie and Ina Harmon Sunday W.C.
Wilson and family and Roy Mitchell and wife were guests at J.C. Stallard's
Sunday Claud Fugate and family of Ohio who have been visiting his parents
W.M. Fugate and wife, returned home Sunday Berlin Thurman and wife spent
Saturday night at R.L. Crawford's.
Pisgah. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Casada and children and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall
and children, of Pulaski, visited Mr. and Mrs. John Tucker Saturday The
Misses Evelyn Vaughn and Thelma Claunch, who are attending Somerset High
School, spent the weekend with home folks Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lloyd, Mrs. Jim
Johnson and Mrs. Willie Bryant of Burnside were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Lum Harvey D.S. Claunch and Glen Heaton were in Science Hill one night last
week Everet Gholson had a fine horse to die last week Dr. Robinson and
brother of Tennessee visited E.S. and C.O. Heaton last week. Mr. Robinson is
thinking of locating here Misses Mabel and Nina Tucker visited Pisgah
school Friday. Miss Desta Powers is the teacher Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hudson
have moved to Somerset Mr. and Mrs. Sam O. Cowan visited at Nancy Sunday
Cy and Harley Claunch have purchased a Maxwell car Mrs. Ira Gholson of
Spaw, Ky., and Mrs. Lula Frisbie and daughters, Mae and Evelyn, spent Sunday
with Mrs. Nan Gholson Mr. and Mrs. George Reese visited Mr. and Mrs. C.O.
Heaton on Sunday evening.
Bent. J.W. Steele and R.M. Stogsdill were in Somerset on Monday Miss
Stella Hargis was the guest of Eva Randall Saturday night Donnie and Linzie
Childers visited at G.W. Phelps Sunday B. Sears was the guest of Miss Lexie
Steele Sunday Earl Randall and Miss Golda Bray were united in marriage last
Thursday Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Phelps and Miss Lela Hargis visited at P.G.
Hargis Sunday G.C. Phelps bought a calf from R.C. Randall.
Hogue. Last Tuesday about noon Mrs. Bettie Dick's dwelling house and most of
its contents were destroyed by fire Mr. and Mrs. George M. Dick and two
children of Bethlehem, were Sunday visitors at R.A. Blevins Mr. John F.
Adams, who has been working in Wayne County, has returned home Prof. Silas
Meece closed his singing at King Bee on Sunday Mrs. James Hendricks who has
been quite ill for some time, is no better at this writing Mr. and Mrs.
Everett Dick and children and Miss Stella Dick spent Sunday at Mr. Andrew
Spaw's of Oil Center Mrs. Samuel Roy of Science Hill spent a few days of
last week here School reopened here at Center Post with Mr. Burton as
teacher Mr. Tommy Hall of Clifty visited his sister Mrs. Marion Godby
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Roy entertained several young folks with a bean
hulling last Saturday night Walter Roy and family have moved to Science
Hill .. Mrs. Enoch Pitman who has been sick for several weeks is slowly
improving A.J. Adams attended church at Wilson Sunday .. Mr. Columbus
Blevins made his regular call at Dock Dick's last Sunday Mrs. Mary J. Dick
spent Saturday night and Sunday with her daughter Mrs. Andrew Blevins .. Few
from here attended singing at King Bee Saturday night and Sunday afternoon
Mr. Chester Roy of Science Hill spent Sunday here.
Slate Branch. John Keeney and family visited at Delmar Saturday night and
Sunday Miss Pearl Vaught spent Saturday night and Sunday at Science Hill
with home folks Rev. Scott, of Wilmore, preached here Saturday night and
Sunday Fred Ashbrook has returned home from Arizona where he went for his
health Mattie Jones visited J.P. Hudson's on Sunday afternoon John A.
Jones had a nice mare to die Sunday Silas Cundiff of Pine Village, Ind.,
and Sim Cundiff of Fremont, Iowa, were called here on account of the death of
their father .. The visitors at F.S. Ashbrook's for the past week were John
Scafes, of Nebraska; Frank Seafes and wife of Monticello, Ill., and Earl
Seafes of Illinois .. James M. Cundiff departed this life on October 24. He
was 82 years of age, and was the son of David Cundiff, deceased. He was the
father of eight children, six sons and two daughters, Silas Cundiff of Pine
Village, Ind.; Sim Cundiff of Fremont, Iowa; Rufus Cundiff of Dora, N.D.;
Samuel Cundiff of Iowa; John Cundiff of Somerset; Dr. Bill Cundiff, deceased;
Mary Foster of Indianapolis, Ind.; Lola White who resides here with her
father. Funeral services were held at Oak Hill church by Rev. Hunter after
which the body was laid to rest in the Oak Hill grave yard.
Soules Chapel. Rev. Wesley filled his regular appointment at Bradley's
Chapel Sunday Mrs. C. Harrison and children visited her mother, Mrs. Bell
Gover Sunday Mr. and Mrs. C.B. McDowell, Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Cundiff took
dinner with Mrs. Cundiff's brother Rob Colyer, of Somerset, Sunday News was
received this week from Neil Cundiff who has been in North Dakota for some
time, that he had moved to South Dakota .. Mrs. Bill Cundiff spent the
weekend with her brother-in-law Polk Cundiff, and Edgar Hubble, who lives on
the old home place Mr. and Mrs. Talley spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. King
Mrs. Mary Lize Cundiff has been visiting relatives in Lincoln Miss Millie
Keyes, assistant teacher at Ringgold, had a pie supper Wednesday night
Lindsay Cundiff shipped four lambs to Cincinnati for 9 cents per pound Mr.
Hugh Gover, Misses Joie and May Kidd called on Katherine King Sunday evening.
Possum Trot. Rev. Reece, who will hold pastorate of the Baptist Church
preached here Sunday Miss Louisa Scales is visiting at Drum .. Celesta and
Florence Hall and Harvey Fletcher visited the Keith girls Sunday Pearl
Fitzpatrick came home from a visit with her mother Sunday, accompanied by her
brother-in-law, Ben Brandon Gover Neikirk and family spent Sunday at C.H.
Fisher's Lewis Casada and Gertrude Vaught of Pulaski attended church here
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Prather visited her parents here Saturday and
Sunday Shelby Johnson visited his uncle Robert Humble Friday night
Through carelessness some one set fire to Milt Hall's woods Sunday evening
but by 12 o'clock they were able to fight it out and little damage was done
C. Moore spent Saturday night with the Huey boys Charlie Robison spent
Sunday night with his sister Mrs. Otto Fisher.
Singleton. Several from this neighborhood attended the sale at Mr. John
Pumphrey's Monday There was good attendance at the Baptist Church Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. M.N. Ingram visited at her father's Sunday Mr. Solly Griffin
and Miss Emma Renner were united in marriage last Sunday .. Mr. and Mrs.
Edmund Pumphrey are rejoicing over a new boy this week Miss Mainie
Singleton is with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Singleton, this week
School is progressing nicely at Clear Fork after being closed for several
weeks on account of whooping cough Misses Esther and Deetia Singleton spent
Sunday afternoon at Mr. Levi Osborn's Mr. Jasper Prince sold a milk cow to
Mrs. Frank Mitchell for $37.50 There will be a public speaking at Clear
Fork on Friday night. Everybody invited.
Cave Hill. J.B. Estes had a sale Thursday Elmer Burton is able to be up
walking on crutches after two months of a severe attack of rheumatism . Rev.
Float Taylor, Prof. Childers and wife, singers, are holding a Nazarene
revival at Briery Willie Cox and family and Shas. Mercer and family of
Science Hill attended meeting at Briery Sunday night J.B. Estes and family
left Sunday for Illinois to make their future home W.B. Mulling is
repairing and building a new addition to this home .. Willie Adams is
repairing the dam and race to his water mill.
Valley Oak. Rev. H.S. Measel filled his regular appointment at Flat Lick
Saturday and Sunday Mrs. L.A. Skidmore and daughter Miss Laura, visited at
Mr. Noe's Sunday Misses Grace Roberts and Alma Herrin of Shopville spent
Sunday at H.H. Buchanan's J. Helton, Sidney Lewis and Arthur Blanton left
Sunday for Lockland, Ohio, after visiting home folks Stanley Farmer and
wife spent Saturday night at her father's Zelma, the little daughter of
John Hansford, has been very sick but is better at this writing Tom
Buchanan who is learning the barber trade at Somerset, spent Saturday night
and Sunday at home Tom Eldridge and family spent the weekend with relatives
in Laurel County Mrs. Wallace Phelps and baby spent Monday at W.C. Wyrick's
Mrs. D.B. and Miss Gertrude Wyrick visited at Joe Speak's, near Plato, on
Thursday Mrs. Arch Blanton of Woodstock spent Saturday night and Sunday
with Mrs. Julia Helton Among the visitors at James Blanton's Sunday were:
Harvey Colyer and family, Willie Colyer, Cella Osborne and E. Albright, all
Ansel. Sister Bruner filled her regular appointment at Wilson Sunday and
Sunday night Miss Hattie Wilson visited the Cooper girls Sunday Mr. and
Mrs. Ransom Vaught spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Easterly
Among those who took dinner at J.N. Estes Sunday were Perry and Harney James,
of near Richmond, Ky., John Owens and family of near Estesburg, Lafe Smith
and wife of Ansel . Walter Shadoan and family visited Frank Smith and wife
Sunday Carl Quinton and wife will return to their home in Decatur, Ill.,
Tuesday Mrs. Zella Adams spent Monday with Lola Smith .. Mrs. Albert
Campbell and little girl visited her father W.T. Cox of Science Hill Saturday
night Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Campbell and Albert Campbell visited at Caintown
Pnobscott. Mrs. Harriet Measels visited her son S.A. Measels . Lucy Hart
visited at Mrs. Ella Griffin's Wednesday night Delta Smith spent last week
with her grandparents at Clarence . Chester and Nella Eubank attended the
sale of Maleon Warren at Woodstock Saturday S. Griffin and Emma Renner
surprised their friends by getting married We were sorry to hear of the
death of Mrs. R. Surber and infant, who were laid to rest in Etna Cemetery
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. John Sharp are visiting his mother in Green County
Miss Mamie Singleton is spending this week with her parents.
Delmer. Mr. Lindsay Brown of Burgin is now visiting his brother C.M. Brown
Hazel and Glenn Muse were the guests of Mary and Beatrice Fitzgerald Friday
afternoon Miss Lina and Virgie Vanhoosier were the Friday afternoon guest
of their aunt, Mrs. Mollie E. Muse Luther Muse made a business trip to
Somerset on Thursday Several from here attended the funeral of Bellena
Wilson at the National Cemetery .. Rev. C.C. Burton will leave here Monday to
hold a meeting at Shiplet, Ky. .. Mrs. Eliza Hart and Mrs. C.M. Brown and
Thelma Sloan were shopping in Somerset Friday Rev. W.W. Stone preached at
the Nazarene Church Thursday night. A large crowd attended Mrs. Jane Taylor
was the guest of Mrs. Caddie Fitzgerald Wednesday evening Mrs. Nancy Baugh
and Mrs. Lizzie Price were guests of Mrs. Catherine Porter Tuesday S.W.
Burton bought a mule from Rev. F.V. Taylor last week Rev. W.W. Stover of
Louisville, Ky., is visiting J.C. Taylor and wife Mrs. Delia Weaver was
visiting her sister, Mrs. Pearl Floyd, one evening last week Miss Gertrude
Floyd is visiting Miss Ettie Burton.
Ingle. A revival meeting began last week at the Liberty Church, conducted by
Rev. Frank Breeding and Rev. Billy Wilson .. Mrs. Elizabeth Allen is no
better at this writing Mrs. Floy Kissee is no better at this time
Farmers around Ingle are very busy preparing and sowing wheat Mr. Everett
Cain went to Wayne County on Thursday on business Valantus Cain has
returned from Illinois Willie Delk and wife visited his father-in-law Mr.
Brown Friday night Henry Gilpin is recovering slowly from injuries received
from being run over by a horse some time ago .. They had great success at the
pie supper at the Liberty school Thursday night, the proceeds to be used in
the school fair Henry Dick took a load of apples to Danville, Ky., on
Monday .. W.M. Rangle purchased a saw mill from Cooper & Tarter Mr. Henry
Dick and wife went to Russell Springs Sunday to see his brother, Mr. John
Will Dick Edgar Garner's team ran away Wednesday but was caught before any
damage was done .. There is Sunday School at the Cedar Point church every
Sunday. Would be glad if everybody would attend.
Mangum. A.C. Wesley and Alfred Wesley have gone to the Lynch mines to work
The home of Mrs. Bettie Dick was burned one day last week. From reports most
of her household effects were destroyed by the flames Dayton Dick has moved
from here back to his home on Rock Lick Creek Marion Blevins will move to
the place he leaves in the near future John Waters spent Saturday night and
Sunday with his son, Louis Waters, of this place The singing taught by
Prof. Meece at King Bee closed last Sunday. Rev. George Thompson will teach
one there in the near future W.M. Watson and family were the guests of
Plymp Dick Sunday Robert Gentian has moved to his home he purchased
recently near Willow Springs Mrs. Effie Adams, who has been ill for some
time, is no better at this writing Mrs. Belle Jasper was the guest of Hulda
Whiles Thursday Louana Dick went to Somerset on business Monday Richard
Hines attended prayer meeting at Lizard Lope Wednesday evening Rev. Elbert
Waters preached at King Bee Sunday and also held services there on Sunday
Eubank. Rev. Reed attended his regular appointment at the Baptist church
Sunday The protracted meeting began Monday evening, Oct. 25, at the
Christian church, conducted by Rev. Jas. S. Greer, of Louisville, Ky.
Everyone is cordially invited Prof. C.H. Taylor was in Danville, Ky., on
business Saturday .. Several from here attended the ball game at Middlesburg,
Ky., Saturday. The boys from here were defeated but we are sure they are
capable of playing some close games. The score was 5 to 3 in favor of
Middlesburg Mr. C. Singleton came home from New Philadelphia, Ohio, to make
ready for his family to move there. We sincerely regret to give them up as
they are among the best citizens of our little town .. Mrs. Carter returned
home from Cincinnati Thursday after a short stay with her son, V. Carter
Mrs. Garlon Singleton of Stanford, Ky., Mrs. D.H. Singleton, and Mrs. Louis
Singleton and little daughter of Bowling Green, Ky., visited their relatives
at this place the last of the week Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Payne and children,
Mr. and Mrs. Rice Gooch and little granddaughter motored to Louisville, Ky.,
and spent a few days with relatives there Dr. J.B. Acton was in Somerset on
business last week .. Dr. Lester is having great success here and if any one
has bad teeth he is the doctor, so call and see him. His office is over Mr.
J.R. Nelson's store I have been requested to announce that the Literary
Society would not hold any more meetings at night until after the protracted
meetings. There everyone is invited to attend. Every two weeks a program
will be rendered unless other arrangements have been made Miss Leona
Henderson returned home Monday after a stay with her grandmother in
Pleasant Hill. Mesdames Mary Hall and Jane Howl and Miss Otha Lawrence of
Science Hill, spent Friday with Aunt Lucy Girdler, who is very sick Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Ashley spent Sunday with relatives at Mt. Zion Jesse Neikirk and
family moved to Ferguson last week Rev. W. Reese was present Sunday morning
and delivered an interesting sermon Oliver Godby and wife and Harvey Godby
and family were visitors at Worth Taylor's Sunday .. Fred Lay and wife, of
Somerset, visited friends in this community last week and attended church
Mrs. Cathryn Ashley is quite sick at this writing .. Mrs. Julia Cash and
Mable Hopper were guests of Mrs. Maggie Hopper of Somerset last Saturday
D.F. Ashley spent Sunday with P.B. Wesley and family Hiram Effrig and John
Stone have returned to their work at Cincinnati .. Miss Millie Humble was a
Tuesday guest of Teletha Ashley.
Trimble. Mr. Will Hooser left Wednesday for Illinois. The little infant of
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Burton died Tuesday evening Mr. O. Muse was the guest
of his sister Thursday Pansy Muse was the guest of Misses Ella and Lina
Vanhooser Thursday evening .. Mr. Keeney's dwelling was destroyed by fire
last Saturday Mr. Thomas Bland and Persie Beesly were united in marriage on
Thursday Mr. F.F. Hart and Chas. Wright made a business trip to Nancy last
Friday evening Miss Eula Barker of Wayne is the guest of her cousin Miss
Mattie Hislope Mr. Dewey Vaughn was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Early Kenney
Sunday Rev. Stover preached at the Nazarene Church at Delmer Thursday
Cave Hill. Mr. Elmer Burton is getting along nicely .. Willard Wesley, wife
and daughter, spent Sunday afternoon at Elmer Burton's Lola Wilson spent
Thursday night with Thelma and Vivian Walls Several from here attended the
singing Saturday night at Buncombe Ed Smith and family have moved to Briery
Olney Smith of Eubank visited Ray Smith Saturday night Susie and Mildred
Burton and Jewel Wesley spent Sunday with Minnie and Hattie Wilson Mrs. L.
Crisp visited at E. Burton's Sunday.
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