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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper In The Mountains of Kentucky
Somerset, Ky., Friday, November 7, 1919.
Moving Into Hotel. Mr. Sylvester Newton is moving into the Newtonian Hotel
this week and expects within a short time to be ready to open house again.
There is considerable work to be done yet, but Mr. Newton is rushing it all
he can. He has been delayed on account of not being able to get material.
Moved to Pulaski. Dr. W.F. McCoy of West Virginia, who recently purchased
the Caney Fork Stock Farm from W.F. Daffron, has arrived to take possession.
He is moving in this week. The people of Somerset and Pulaski county welcome
Dr. McCoy and his family to this community.
News and Comment.
Immigration has something to do with strikes.
The man who professes to know it all may be the guy.
Worthless people have good dispositions, had you noticed it?
Most anybody can argue; few people can keep their mouth shut.
It you want to air your views keep a diary, but be sure you keep it.
The biggest joke in the world is to stand by and listen to some arguments.
Anybody desiring a nice little pet rattlesnake can get one at twenty-five
cents a pound, live weight. Send in your order today.
A society woman has been arrested for sending candy to her daughter-in-law.
The trouble was she had ground glass and arsenic in it.
While out walking one afternoon, a New York policeman kicked a package,
finding $35,000 worth of drugs. This ought to help the habit of walking.
When you get up in the morning, do you forget breakfast in hastening to your
work. If you do, we predict a striking business success for you.
A Chicago firm has announced that it would divide a million and a half
dollars among employees. We expect this will hold off any strike until after
Money earned is spent with joy, money borrowed is paid back with sighs.
The way to make money is to save. The person who cannot save cannot make.
If you can't get your wife to listen to you, talk in your sleep. She'll
Thousands will remember a funny remark while all will forget a wise
Since the daylight saving law has been repealed, it ends the savings of some
The way children handle their parents shows how valueless age is in some
We don't know how old you are, but do you remember when the first sea battle
was fought between ironclads? It was a war that most people never heard of.
Civilization may be considered advanced when all hands get three square meals
In these days of high prices, when you begin to buy household furnishings,
you should always leave home with a mortgage on your house and lot executed
You can read page after page of natural history and never discover that 5,000
bees weigh a pound.
Financial drives are becoming as deadly military drives as far as the folks
at home are concerned.
A wise judge says, "dollar chasing is vulgar." This will probably not be
enough to stop the mad chase after wealth.
A Chicago life insurance man earning $10,000 a year has gone to preaching at
$2,500. IF he had let it be known there are some preachers who would have
swapped with him.
Admiral Wilson recently told a party of Congressmen that at the time there
was only one American battleship in active service able to get out and stay
at sea. Some Navy, eh?
Here's something you can test for yourself. Take a pair of rats, keep them
ten years and if there is not 48,000,000,000,000 of them by that time, put it
down that some scientist has lied.
>From El Paso, Texas, comes the story that three beautiful young women robbed
a taxi driver of $18 and then implanted a series of kisses on his lips. El
Paso must be starting a drive for immigration.
Here's a hint to rat fighters: In New Lexington, Ohio, after trying traps,
cats, poison and ferrets, they have turned black snakes loose to follow the
rates and do them up. Try this recipe!
When men rode horseback, they had coats split up the back to fit behind a
saddle. Now few of us ride, but most of us have them split up the back.
Speaking about women following fashions.
Mr. Morris Harkins spent several days in Lexington this week.
Mr. R.G. Richardson returned this week from a visit in Paris, Ky.
Messrs. Tom Catron and John P. Hill were in Louisville this week.
Q.B. Newell of Bronston was in Somerset Wednesday on business.
Mrs. John M. Farrell spent Wednesday in Lexington with friends.
Mrs. Walter Elrod of Columbia spent this week visiting her daughter Mrs. C.C.
Quite a crowd of football fans will go to Louisville Saturday to see the
Somerset boys play Louisville.
Mrs. G.P. Myers and Miss Oliver Garner of West Somerset were dinner guests of
Chas. Hamilton Wednesday.
Mrs. A.W. Cain left Wednesday for Abbott, Miss., to visit her daughter, Mrs.
R.E. Higgins, Mrs. Cain will be absent about two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Benelli have returned from their honeymoon and are now
housekeeping on East Mt. Vernon St.
Chas. Moore our genial telephone manager was in Louisville Tuesday to give
the boys at home the direct dope on the election.
Mr. Max Kammer, who is now located in Cleveland, Ohio, came down to vote in
the election Tuesday. His many friends were glad to see him.
A lad by the name of George Bullock was sent from this county to the reform
school at Greendale last week. Mrs. Will Curtis and Miss Ann Hamm
One of the most delightful dances of the season was that given by the Elks at
their Club rooms on hallowe'en. The rooms were elaborately decorated for the
event. It was a masquerade affair and the costumes worn by many of the guest
were both pretty and unique. Refreshments were served.
Miss Thelma Waddle left this week for Louisville where she will enter the
Conservatory of Music.
Governor-elect Edwin P. Morrow and family will leave next week for French
Lick Springs where they will spend ten days.
Mrs. Elbert Sharp of Winfield, Tenn., was shopping in Somerset Wednesday and
visiting at the home of R. Addington.
Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Willis of Louisville are the guests of her parents Judge
and Mrs. W.M. Catron.
Miss Tevis Bethurum who is attending school at Danville was the guest of her
Uncle, Judge B.J. Bethurum, last Saturday.
Superintendent and Mrs. J.L. Harmon of Whitley City were in Somerset last
Saturday shopping and attending the Republican Rally.
Miss Edwin Morrow and Charlie Bob Morrow left yesterday to join their parents
Governor-elect and Mrs. Morrow at the Watterson Hotel, Louisville.
The Girls Circle of the Christian church will give a pie supper in the
basement of the church on Thursday evening. November 13th, next Thursday.
Pie and coffee served for 20 cents. Everybody invited.
Mrs. Kate Stigall and family left Saturday for Boyle county where they will
make their home. Mrs. Stigall has rented a farm just outside of Danville.
Mr. C.B. Marcum of Eubank, Ky., was in the city Wednesday on business.
Miss Bessie Healy is employed in the First National Bank as stenographer.
Sgt. Ernest Sharp of Tenn., has been in the city this week, the guest of
Mrs. Edwin P. Morrow spent several days in Louisville the first of the week.
Dr. D.W. Scott is holding a revival at the Christian Church in Science Hill.
Miss Belle Hines will leave this week to attend the Louisville Conservatory
Messrs. Joe H. Gibson and William Waddle were in Lexington on business.
Miss Thelma Shepperd of Chattanooga, Tenn., is visiting her cousin Miss
Mrs. James Denton attended the funeral of Mr. W.H. Higgins at Stanford the
first of the week.
The Somerset Chautauqua circle will meet with Mrs. J.E. Claunch at 2:30
Mrs. Ben O' Rear and Mrs. L. D. Allen of Chattanooga, Tenn., have been the
guests of their sister, Mrs. C.C. Newell this week.
Mrs. Anna Robinson and grand children have returned to their home in New
Orleans after a visit with the family of J.M. Richardson.
The many friends of Mr. I. Harkins are glad to see him back in Somerset for a
visit. He is looking fine and says Hendersonville agrees with him.
M. Norman Thompson and wife and her sister, of Danville, spent last Sunday
with his mother, Mrs. G.L. Thompson, on South Main Street.
T.L. Simpson of Quinton was in town yesterday on business. Mr. Simpson has
sold his farm and will hold a sale at his place on Saturday, November 15th,
when he will sell all his stock, farming tools, etc.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kaiser have returned from Camp Knox, where Mr. Kaiser
has been in the "Y" work for a long time. The city will welcome these two
fine young people back to Somerset. Mrs. Kaiser will sing at the Christian
Miss Edwina Morrow, who is attending school at Danville, spent the weekend
with her parents here. She was accompanied by Miss Ralston of Richmond, Ky.,
who was her guest. Mrs. Morrow entertained with a dance in their honor
Owing to so much rain farmers in this section of the county haven't but very
little wheat sown.
Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Griffin were in Somerset shopping a few days ago.
Guss McClure has purchased W.H. Hamm's farm near Eubank for $1,500.
Mr. and Mr.s Alford Hays and son, Foster, of Waynesburg, were visiting at
Elisha Griffin's Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Ermin Mercer of Etna is visiting her sisters Misses Mary and Louisa
Higgins at this place this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Griffin spent Tuesday of last week with Mrs. Griffins
brother Harland Hays at Eubank.
Mrs. J.B. Gragg was visiting at Mrs. Green a few days last week.
W.T. Deathridge and wife were visiting at M.P. Este's one day last week.
John Lay is running his saw mill at full capacity at this writing.
J.L. Bryant, our hustling blacksmith at this place, is kept very busy these
Rev. Thompson will preach at Briery church Saturday night and Sunday.
D.B. Ison, of Somerset, was at this place Saturday.
M.P. Estes bought a nice calf of Wm. Black for $20.
Mr. Ottis Baugh and family have moved on Aaron Cox's farm.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Adams attended church at Wilson Sunday.
Misses Lola and Lou Dick were Saturday night and Sunday guests of their
cousin Miss Roxie Dick.
Several from here were in Somerset last Saturday attending the rally.
Mr. Filmore Jasper is the guest of Mr. G.W. Jasper.
Mrs. Ottis Baugh is very ill with typhoid fever.
Miss Rhetta Adams, who has been ill for several weeks, is able to be in
Mr. Bud Wesley and daughter Bannie of Cincinnati are visiting here.
Mr. Sam Roy was a guest of his son Millard Roy of King Bee Monday night.
Mr. Andrew Adams Jr. entertained his friends with a corn shucking Hallowe'en
Mrs. Mary Hudson is on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Adams spent Tuesday with their daughter Mrs. Grace Adams of
The dedication of the Nazarine church at Wilson Chapel was held Nov. 2nd.
Lendall Lovelass of Somerset is visiting his cousin Clide Manning.
Mrs. Virgil Baugh was the guest at J.D. Sipples Sunday.
Aunt "Em" Godby of Beach Grove is spending a few days with her son, Sherman
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Vaughn of Illinois are visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Arthur Easterly and children left Sunday for Detroit, Mich., to join her
John Marcum of Woodstock spent Sunday night with his sister Mrs. W.R.
The farmers are behind sowing wheat and oats on account of so much rain.
Several from here attended court at Somerset, Monday.
Ira Turpin sold a milch cow to N.J. Hudson, price $70.
Mr. Sam Burge, wife and son, of Illinois, are visiting her sister, Mrs.
Several of the boys left Saturday for Illinois to shuck corn a few weeks.
Elihu Burton and family, N.J. Hudson and family, W.L. Burton and wife,
visited at Walter Hudson's Sunday.
Mrs. Cloey Burton two daughters visited at her father B.S. Burton Saturday
night and Sunday.
Born to the wife of Walter Hudson October 14th, a 10 lb. boy Venus B.
Mirtie Burton is very sick with typhoid fever.
Rufus Burton and wife visited at Walter Hudson's Wednesday.
Peat Barlow and Bob Chumbley left Nancy for their new home in Mississippi.
Mr. A.M. Adams was in Somerset on business Monday.
Mrs. Bertha Hines visited homefolks Friday and Saturday.
Rev. Elbert Waters has moved to A.J. Adams house near Mt. Hope church.
Messrs. Eliza Compton and Perkins Adams were the guests of Folger Irvine
Mrs. Bertha Hines was in Somerset on business Saturday.
A revival began at Mt. Hope church Sunday night which will continue for a
week or so.
A.M. Adams traded a pair of mules to Estel Godby for a pair of horses.
Miss Zelma Compton spent Sunday with Miss Helen Irvine.
Mrs. Gracie Randolph and Mr. Jim Vaught was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus
Miss Stella Irvine was the guest of Miss Zelma Compton Saturday night.
Bartley Phelps has returned home from Indianapolis.
Mr. George Vanhook's family has the measles.
Mr. K. Phelps is much better at this writing.
Mrs. Will Hargis died last Monday. We extend our sympathy to the family.
Mrs. Matthew Whitaker and children visited her father Mr. John Cottongin
Misses Nancy and Rosa Woodall were guests of Susie and Floe Cottengin Sunday.
Mr. J.A. Coleman of Danville was down Tuesday to vote.
Mr. Chas. Early is improving after a serious accident to his hand.
Hon. Robert Waddle left yesterday for Louisville to spend a few days.
Mr. Rex Carpenter of Lexington was in the city this week on business.
C.P. Garner of Nancy was in Somerset last Saturday on business.
Mrs. Sarah Addington of Deer Lodge, Tenn., is visiting her son R. Addington
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