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The Somerset Journal
A Democratic Paper Published Every Friday
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, November 21, 1919.
All the world was impressed by the high ideals and humanitarian motives which
actuated the United States in entering and prosecuting the war. At the close
of the great conflict there was a universal disposition to make a peace which
should adopt America's unselfishness in all international relations. The
various peoples stood willing and waiting for the United States to take the
lead and through the League of Nations to give force and effect to this new
order of things.
No sooner had the League emerged from the Paris Conference than it was
attacked by men in the very country which was everywhere expected to vitalize
and perpetuate it as a guarantee of concord and justice between the nations.
At this opposition in the United States Senate continued to grow in influence
and virulence, the peoples of Europe showed signs first of bitter
disappointment and then of despair. The workers, who are at once the
principal advocates of peace and the chief sufferers in war, began to doubt
the establishment of the League. Their misgivings bred discontent; they
sought to obtain by strikes and demonstrations what they believed they had
lost through the failure of the League. That spirit of unrest and resentment
and antagonism is manifest in the strikes and general disquiet among wage
earners in the United States.
The greatest war in history seemed at its end to have accomplished the most
promising and permanent peace of history. Men were convinced that they need
make fewer sacrifices to insure international understanding and comity then
were required to conduct wars. But instead of an aftermath of love, there
has been an aftermath of hate.
Senator Lodge and his associates in the fight against the treaty, against the
League of Nations and against peace, have disappointed and embittered the
world. They may have to bear a terrible responsibility. The temper of
European peoples today may easily bring a break down of law. There may come
a reign of anarchy. International war may have ceased only to be followed by
internal revolutions. The League of Nations has been kept out of operation
for six months. That is a long time during which to deprive the whole world
of a means of making and keeping peace.
Leave for Illinois Home. Mr. J.T. James and granddaughter Mrs. Zona Dykes,
who have been visiting his son, John James, and other relatives in the county
for the past month, left Monday for their home at Bloomington, Ill., where
they have resided since last February. Mr. James and grand-daughter are
former residents of Pulaski county and while here on this visit they sold the
old home place on Buck Creek to Derrell Phelps for $800. Their many Pulaski
county friends wish them success in their recently adopted home in Illinois.
Before leaving Mr. James came in and ordered The Journal sent to him and said
he could not do without it.
Will Get Bertha. When the time comes to hand out some pie at Frankfort it is
said that Somerset will not be overlooked. The rumor is that Stanley Waddle
and Hon. R.B. Waddle will get a nice slice of the pie and their friends here
hope it will be something real good. They are both brother-in-laws of the
Governor-elect and worked hard for his election. It is also said that Hon.
W.B. Morrow will likely land something good.
Sugar Famine in Somerset. Sugar, for which housekeepers are now playing
twelve cents a pound, will cost practically double by Christmas. An acute
sugar shortage exists here, which may develop into a real famine before the
Louisiana crop is ready for the market. There is very little sugar in any of
the wholesale houses in Lexington, Louisville or Cincinnati. No relief is on
sight until the Louisiana crop gets on the market.
Armistice Banquet. Somerset Lodge No. 238 I.O.O.F. celebrated Armistice Day
by giving a banquet to about 175 of its members, their wives and friends, in
their hall Tuesday, Nov. 11th. Mayor J.L. Waddle acted as toastmaster and
appropriate addresses were delivered by Mr. Waddle, Judge R.C. Tartar and
H.C. Day. Mr. Day taking the place of Governor-elect Edwin P. Morrow, all
making splendid addresses. Delightful music was rendered at intervals and
the guests were served to a most sumptuous supper in the rooms of the
Somerset School of Business after the speaking. Everyone present voted this
to be one of the most pleasant events of the lodge recently. Mr. Day says it
is a long jump for "one horse" councilman to take the place of the Governor
to make a speech on an occasion like this.
Major in Reserves. Captain Paul Dexheimer who saw overseas service for a
year received a commission from the War Department this week as a Major in
the Reserve Corps. Captain Dexheimer attended the first officers training
school and was commissioned a Captain.
Circuit Court. Grinding Away With Little Business of Importance. Small
Docket. If crime in the county decreases as much in the next few years as
it has in the past year or two, there will soon be a time when courts will
have little to do. The docket at this term of court is the lightest in
years. Many cases of minor importance are being disposed of. Elza Arnold
was given one year in the pen for malicious shooting. Several fines were
inflicted for disturbing church gatherings. There are no Commonwealth cases
of importance. The grand jury is still in session and have returned about
Back With Cars. Mr. Ed Moore returned from Flint, Michigan, last Saturday
with two new Buick cars. He will keep one for his own use and has sold the
other one to Mr. O.L. Conyers. Mr. Moore is an agent for the Buick in
Somerset. He says he could sell several more if he could get them.
Judge R.C. Tartar was in Frankfort Tuesday on business.
W.J. Brinkley of Mark, was in town Saturday on business.
Miss Barthenia Sallee is visiting Miss Zereda Cockran at Maysville.
Mrs. Ernest Parsons left Saturday for Louisville to spend the week.
T.M. Scott was in Pine Knot last weekend on business.
Miss Edwina Morrow has resumed her studies at the K.C.W.
Miss Bessie Healey spent last Saturday in Danville with friends.
There is a fine baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dumont Stigall.
J.B. Turpen of Frazier was in Somerset last weekend on business.
Mr. M.B. Dungan returned last Saturday from a visit to Cincinnati.
Miss Lil Cecil of Danville, Ky., is the guest of Mrs. Benjamin Waddle.
Judge M.L. Jarvis attended United States court at Richmond last week.
Judge James Denton attended court at Columbia and Mt. Vernon last week.
Mrs. O.H. Waddle and Katherine Storms spent last weekend in Lexington.
Mr. M.E. Burke of Louisville, Ky., spent several days here with his family.
Scott Smith and family have returned from a visit to Lincoln and Boyle
Mrs. D.I. Thompson of Paris, Ky., is visiting her daughter Mrs. Hershel
Mr. and Mrs. James Davis and son spent several days in Lincoln county last
Miss Ava Selers of Williams, Ky., was the guest of Miss Bess Tartar last
Miss Flossie Hays of Raleigh, N.C., is the guest of her cousin Miss Bessie
Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Ellis and children were in Danville last Saturday for the
Judge B.J. Bethurum and J. Sherman Cooper were in Lexington Saturday on
Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Waddle attended the Centre-State football game at Danville
Miss Betty Keen has returned from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Jas. F. Baker,
in Knoxville, Tenn.
Lawrence Brown left this week for the Argentine Republic after a visit with
his parents here.
Attorney W.N. Flippin and family have moved into the Reddish property on Main
The Somerset Chautauqua Club will meet Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with Miss
Mrs. William Curtis left Sunday for a visit with her father Mr. R.C. Cecil at
Miss Precilla Duncan spent the weekend in Danville with friends and attended
the football game.
Miss Ona Grabeal of the South Side is visiting her sister Mrs. Murry Dowd at
Mrs. W.H. Brady of Stanford has been the guest of her son J.F. Brady and wife
on Maple street.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Waddle and little daughter Betty were in Louisville for
a few days last week.
Mr. George W. Thomas is moving this week into the home he recently purchased
from Mr. Catron.
Mr. G.T. Shadoan of Covington, Ky., spent a few days last week with relatives
Mrs. Terrell Waddle and little daughter Christine have been for a visit with
relatives in Nicholasville.
Mrs. B.H. Baker of Danville, Ky., spent the weekend in Somerset as the guest
of Mrs. George Cruse.
Miss Ata Lee of Georgetown College spent the last weekend with her parents
Mr. and Mrs. D W. Lee.
Max Kammer has returned to his home at Cleveland, Ohio, after a week's visit
with friends in Somerset.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ardery of Paris, Ky., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.M.
Richardson this week.
Mrs. James Denton left Monday to visit with her daughter Mrs. H.V. McChesney
at Midway, Ky.
E.W. Doolin, a very prosperous merchant of Eubank, Route 1, was in town
Saturday and called at the Journal office.
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Richardson and daughter, Mrs. Paul Dexheimer will leave
next week for a visit to New Orleans, La.
"Bud" Gooch was in Cincinnati last Saturday and drove a new Chevrolet
roadster home for the Central Motor Co.
News has been received here of the arrival of a baby girl at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. H.V. McChesney at Midway, Ky.
News has been received here that Thurmond May has been discharged from the
Navy and will be in Somerset soon for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Peterson, Mrs. Robert Joplin and Miss Stella May will go to
Louisville today to hear the great McCormick sing.
Miss Jennie Vic Barnett was operated on again this week and is doing nicely.
This makes the sixth operation she has undergone in the past year.
Mrs. E.S. Cowan and son of Stanford were visiting friends in Somerset last
weekend. They left this county about one year ago to reside in Stanford.
Mr. J.M. Roberts and daughters Mrs. M.E. Burke, Misses Mary and Bert Roberts
were in Danville last Saturday to witness the Center-State football game.
Attorney Robert B. Waddle, an old Central University student, attended the
football game Saturday in Danville. He says he saw a great number of his
Mr. Leon Gooch and bride were in the city last week visiting his father W.R.
Gooch. They left this week for Harrison, Tenn., where Leon has a position.
Mr. J. M. Richardson and son, Dr. Robert Richardson, will leave next week for
a ten days hunting trip in Louisiana. They will be joined by a party of
friends from Danville.
Misses Lucile Harberson, of Danville, Lou Bradshaw Sharp, of Sharpsburg, Vida
Martin of Lawrenceburg, and Mr. William Blackburn of Georgetown, will arrive
this week to be the guests of Miss Precilla Duncan for the weekend.
The ladies of the First Methodist church will hold their annual bazaar at
Kelsay's Drug Store Tuesday and Wednesday, November 25th and 26th. They will
have on sale food and fancy work. All ladies of the church are expected to
Herman, the little son of J.J. McDonald is very ill with pneumonia fever.
Measles are raging in this community.
Bud Hargis is improving at this writing.
Mr. Fred Catron and wife have returned from Cincinnati where they have been
W.R. Bullock sold his white oak timber for $36.
Mr. General Hardwick has moved to his farm at Wilson.
Rev. John E. Hudson of Somerset spent a few days here last week.
Mr. W.J. Gaddis returned home Saturday from Cincinnati where he has been at
Mrs. J.D. Hendricks is no better at this writing.
Mr. John Gaddis who is working in Cincinnati is spending a few days with his
Aaron Hendricks has moved to the place where he purchased of Sam West.
Luther Cooper, the merchant here, spent last week in McCreary county on
Misses Lula and Rhetta Adams, Roxie Dick and Vertest Leigh attended church at
Beech Grove Sunday.
Joshua Dick has gone to Cincinnati.
Several from here attended church at Mt. Hope last Sunday night.
Martin Hays has moved to Mrs. Grace Adams farm here.
Misses Elizabeth and Dorothy Jasper spent Sunday at Mr. Silas Campbells' of
Miss Alma Anderson and Miss Grace Reynolds were the guests of Walker
Gastineau Saturday night.
Mr. William Osborn returned to Dayton, Ohio, Thursday.
Mrs. Bertha Osborn spent several days last week with her grandfather Mr. John
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Purcell are rejoicing over the arrival of a new baby boy.
Mr. Tom Stringer has moved into his new home.
Mr. Arling Jasper has moved to Dan Andrews place.
Miss Bonnie Stringer was visited by Miss Hattie Jasper Sunday.
Mr. (Clair, Clyde?) Hinkle has returned home.
Misses Bertina and Hazel Padgett visited their sister Mrs. Shadoan at West
Somerset Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Telitha Childers passed to the Great Beyond Thursday night. The
greatest of sympathy is extended to the bereaved husband and three children
who were left in to await the coming of the Great Reaper to take them where
the loving wife and mother is waiting for them.
Mr. W.A. Rainwater is visiting his daughter Mrs. Mollie Jasper.
Miss Sara Hinkle was in town Saturday.
Mrs. W.W. Girdler of Lincoln county is spending a few days with friends in
Mesdames A.J. Leigh, C.H. Fisher and M.F. Ashley were guests of Mrs. Lizzie
Several from here attended the Armistice Day celebrations at Somerset Tuesday
There was a birthday dinner served at the home of D.F. Ashley, Wednesday Nov.
12th, in honor of Mrs. Cynthia Ashley who is 75 years old and her brother who
was 65 years old. A large crowd was present to help enjoy a good time that
Several from here attended the baptizing at Clifty Sunday.
Miss Lillie Elliot entered a few of her friends Sunday.
Misses Dora and Katy Shadoan and Sergeant Howell Ingram of Somerset motored
them here Wednesday evening to visit friends near Norwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Colyer were called to Ringgold Saturday on account of the
death of Mrs. Teletha Childers.
Ernest Holder has returned from Cincinnati.
Misses Lucy Girlder, Teltha Ashley and Jack Phelps visited Miss Flonnie
Miss Oza Pyles who has been teaching the Piney Grove school, visited home
folks the last of the week.
Misses Allie and Oza Pyles and Mrs. Billy Johnson visited their sister, Mrs.
G.G. Girkey last Saturday.
Marvin Wilson and his sister, Ollie, visited Miss Edith Carnie near Somerset
Mr. L.B. Silvers was in Nancy on business Saturday.
Miss Flonnie Abbott and little sister Anna visited at Mr. Eli Burton's
Mrs. McHenry Wilson visited Mrs. John Owens Sunday.
Miss Lelia Adkins, who is teaching at Sylvia, spent Saturday night and Sunday
with Miss Addie McFalls.
Delno and Herman Wilson were in Nancy Saturday.
The members of White Oak church met Sunday for the purpose of electing a
Claude Dye, the teacher at Nancy, was absent from school Thursday and Friday
on account of illness of his sister, Mrs. Drew Baily.
Miss Addie McFalls is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Mattie Halcomb.
Miss Myrtie Burton is improving after an attack of typhoid fever.
Ross Wilson of Greenwood visited his father Sunday.
Gilbert Wilson was at Burnside Monday on business.
Several attended Little Indian Creek meeting Sunday.
Richie Branscum and wife visited his mother Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Wilson visited her mother Mrs. Branscum Saturday night.
Richie Branscum left Monday for his home in Alabama.
Allie Wilson was the Saturday night guest of Bertha Wilson.
Mrs. Clara Branscum visited her sister Mrs. Ester Branscum, Monday.
Mrs. J.F. Miller is spending a few days with relatives in Jackson county.
D.B. Wyrick and wife visited at Eli Saylor's Sunday.
Bill McKinney was in Somerset Saturday.
Boyd Noe and wife were in town Saturday shopping.
French Childers visited at Eli Saylor's Sunday.
Joe Speak spent Saturday at W.C. Wyrick's.
Rev. Keller preached at Pleasant View school house Sunday.
Misses Leona Griffin, Linda and Maud Buchanan spent Sunday at W.C. Wyrick's.
Mrs. Martha Farmer visited her son, Milliard, last week.
Miss Lora Noe was a Sunday guest of Miss Sallie Ledford.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ping visited at Tom Buchanan's Sunday.
J.H. McKinney and wife spent Sunday at Wallace Phelps.
Rev. Jerry Farley of Laurel County is visiting relatives here.
Mr. Leander Gilliland visited at Tom Price's Thursday.
W. J. Brinkley and wife visited relatives near Hazeldell Sunday.
Mrs. John Forester and baby of Harlan spent a few days last week with
Burnside. News, Happenings. Miss Alice Rankin is Married to Mr. Uhl.
Miss Georgie Lewis of Sloans Valley visited friends here Tuesday and
Mrs. J.M. Dugger left Tuesday to visit in Somerset before returning to her
home in Maryland, Tenn.
Mrs. J.W. Lloyd was in Cincinnati Wednesday and Thursday having her ear
Arthur C. Phillips (oil man) of Chicago was in town several days last week.
Mrs. W.W. Rew was in Cincinnati shopping Wednesday.
T.H. Hewlett of Monticello, was the guest of his son W.R. Hewlett, Thursday
The announcement has been received of the arrival of the little daughter of
Prof. and Mrs. F.V. McChesney.
Roy Rew left Sunday for Jacksonville, Fla.
Rev. T.W. Barber is very ill at his home.
The many friends of Miss Alice Rankin and Wilence Uhl have received
announcements of the wedding which took place November 11th at Eldorado,
The Woman's Mission Reading Circle met with Mrs. W.R. Hewlett Friday
Mrs. A.J. Knight of Tampa, Fla., is the guest of her mother Mrs. E.B. Marcum.
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