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December 10, 1920
Bethurum Announces. In this issue of the Journal Judge B.J. Bethurum announces for re-election of the office of Circuit Judge. It has been known for some time that Judge Bethurum would seek re-election for his friends have been urging him for several months to announce. In making his announcement Judge Bethurum says that he has been repeatedly urged by large delegations to seek the office again and that in announcing he is following the wishes of a majority of the voters of the district. Judge Bethurum's candidacy of course will meet with opposition but his friends claim that the will be returned a winner by a large vote. He is making the race on his record of service for the past two terms. The Judge is very popular and has a large following. He will begin an active campaign at once.
Men Are Awarded Service Medals. Somerset Men In The
Number Named. Southern Railway officials met at
Chattanooga last Saturday and awarded over one hundred
medals to employees of the road who have served the
company continuously for the past 25 years or more.
Those who live in Somerset receiving the medals were C.J.
Ligeon, engineer; Sam McCormick, engineer; Wm. O'Donnell,
engineer; J.A. Neikirk, car inspector; Andy Wheeler,
laborer; and J.C. Foster, boiler inspector. High
railway officials present at the meeting were President
Fairfax Harrison, Vice Presidents V.P. Miller, Munson and
Hainen, of Washington, D.C., General Manager J.H.
Stanfield, of Cincinnati, General Superintendent F.P.
Pelter of Chattanooga, General Superintendent of
Transportation C.M. Mitchell of Cincinnati, W.H. Dooley
of Cincinnati, and J.G. Clements of Somerset.
Fulkerson. Judge F.L. Fulkerson of Rockport, Ky., father of Dr. H.K. Fulkerson of this city, died very suddenly at the home of his son here last Tuesday night. He had only been in Somerset about a week, having come here to make his home. He had been slightly ill for some time but his condition was not thought serious. Judge Fulkerson was 71 years of age. He was formerly police judge of Rockport, and was also engaged in other business. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a Mason, Knights of Pythias and Red Men. Besides his son, Dr. H.K. Fulkerson, of this city, he leaves two other sons. Dr. Fulkerson and family left Wednesday with the body for the old home.
Dinner. A surprise birthday dinner was given Mr.
Ben Hamm of this city at his home on Central Ave., last
Sunday by members of his family. The affair was a
most enjoyable one and was participated in by forty-six
of his relatives and a few friends. At the dinner
were his children, grand children, great grand children
and other relatives. The meal, which was a
sumptuous affair, was prepared by his children. Mr.
Hamm was 77 years of age
George Smith. After several months of suffering, Mr. George M. Smith, one of the older and most highly respected citizens of the city, died at his home on Mt. Vernon St., Monday afternoon. He was 78 years of age. Mr. Smith was born and raised in Pulaski County and was a son of George Washington and Tempest Smith, pioneer settlers of Pulaski County. He spent his early life on a farm and later moved to Somerset where he engaged in business. In March, 1889, he married Miss Amanda B. Davis. To this union five children were born, of who three survive, Lieut. Chas. Smith, of the regular army; Chester Smith, a student of Marquette Academy, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Miss Helen May Smith. Mr. Smith was liked by every one who knew him. He was of quiet disposition; thoroughly congenial and honest and fair in all his dealings. He was a man whose word was as good as a bond and he died with as few enemies as anyone could possibly have. About a year ago, Mr. Smith made a profession of religion and united with the First Methodist Church of this city. Funeral services were conducted at the church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W.L. Clark, assisted by Rev. W.E. Hunter, of the Baptist Church. Interment followed in the City Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings. The honorary pall bearers were Judge N.L. Barnette, Thos. P. Jasper, George Jones, Richard Pettus, H.C. Gragg, Hayden Waddle. Acting pall bearers were Dr. H.S. Doolin, M.L. Gover, Joe Gibson, Rufe Ashurst, Robert Warren and Owen D. Goodloe.
More Lots. Mr. J.H. Gibson sold several more
building lots in his addition to Somerset this
week. This part of the city is growing fast and we
are informed that more than twenty homes will be built
there next spring. It is one of the most desirable
parts of town.
May To Make Race for County Clerk. Will Soon Make
Announcement. Miss Stella May, who is at
present employed at Frankfort in the office of the
Workmen's Compensation Bureau, was at home for several
days this week and announced to her friends that she was
a candidate for County Court Clerk. It has been
rumored for some time that Miss May would seek this
office, but there was no official statement from
her. Miss Stella has served as chief deputy under
several administrations and has a long record of
efficiency. She is known to almost every man and
woman in the county. Always polite and
accommodating she has made friends and kept them.
It is understood that Miss May will make her formal
announcement within a few days and she will return to
Pulaski and make a vigorous campaign. She will be
opposed for the nomination by C.M. Langdon the present
Clerk, for whom she has served as deputy. Mr.
Langdon is also very popular and has made a splendid
clerk. This will be the first time a woman has ever
run for office in Pulaski and the race will be watched
Wilson Granted Noble Peace Prize - He Is The Third
American To Be So Honored. Copenhagen, Dec. 7 - It
is announced that the Nobel Peace Prize will be conferred
upon President Woodrow Wilson on December 10. The
prize carries with it besides the distinguished honor, a
grant of about forty thousand dollars. The late
Theodore Roosevelt and former Senator Elihu Root are the
only other Americans who have received this honor and
Handy With The Gun. Kentucky Adjutant General's Wife Finds Chicken Killing Easy. Frankfort, Ky. - Mrs. Jack Morris, wife of Kentucky's adjutant general, is so handy with a gun that when she wants a chicken killed, she merely steps to the back door, takes aim with her .22 rifle, and the chicken falls with a bullet in its head. She uses a gun brought from Belgium by the adjutant general and presented to his little son.
New Bible Class. A Young Men's Bible class has been organized at the Presbyterian Sunday School with E.P. Buchanan, President; R.G. Williams, Jr., Secretary; and B.L. Waddle, Secretary and Treasurer. Superintendent of City Schools R.E. Hill is the teacher.
Off. On account of the rainy bad weather Saturday
afternoon, the I.R. Longsworth auction sale was called
off. Said property will be sold at a later
date. Date not yet determined. Property can
be bought now private, by Roby L. Johnson, Somerset, Ky.
For the first time in four years flour has gone below $10 a barrel.
Wilson Sends Last Message To Congress. Many
Washington, Dec. 7 - President Wilson' concrete recommendations to the opening of the Sixty-sixth Congress in his final message today were: Revision of the tax laws with simplification of the income and profits taxes, Independence for the Philippines, A loan to Armenia, Economy in government appropriations and expenditures and creation of a "workable budge system," cold storage and other laws affecting the cost of living and the Federal licensing of corporations as recommended in previous messages, rehabilitation and training of disabled soldiers and sailors. The President did not endorse a bonus. Nowhere does the President refer to the League of Nations or the peace treaty fight except perhaps by inference in his opening when he quoted Abraham Lincolns "let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it." At its close the President wrote a paragraph which might be regarded as valedictory, saying: "I have not so much laid before you a series of recommendations as sought to utter a confession of faith. If the faith in which I was bred and which it is my solemn purpose to stand by until my last fighting day. I believe this to be the faith of America, the faith of the future and of all the victories which await national action in the days to come whether in America or elsewhere." Democracy, the President said, is being put upon its final test. "The old war," said he, "is just now suffering from a wanton rejection of the people of democracy and a substitution of the principle of autocracy is asserted in the name but without the authority and sanction of the multitude. This is the time of all others when democracy should prove its purity and its spiritual power to prevail. It is surely the manifest destiny of the United States to lead in the attempt to make this spirit prevail." Two ways "in which the United States can assist to accomplish this great object" were outlined by the President. They were: First, by offering the example within her own borders of the will and power of democracy to make and enforce laws which are unquestionably just and which are equaling their administration. Second, by standing for right and justice as towards individual nations. "The United States," said the President, "cannot refuse his role of championship without putting the stigma of rejection upon the great and devoted men who brought its government into existence." The President's message was transmitted by messenger, the President adhering to his decision not to address Congress in person. The President's message was not read immediately in the Senate which waited until it had disposed of routine business. Secretary Tumulty was among the spectators in the Senate, occupying a seat on the floor. Public galleries again were filled and several diplomats were present.
Address. Governor Edwin P. Morrow, Rex G. Carpenter
and S.S. Yantis left Saturday afternoon for Cumberland,
Md., Mr. Carpenter's old home, where Governor Morrow will
deliver the principal address at the Elks annual memorial
ceremony. Governor Morrow will go to Washington on
business and Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Yantis will proceed to
New York for a short business trip. Lexington
Here To Get Hosiery Mill Started. Wants Lots of
Help, He Says. Mr. Alex Beattie of Philadelphia,
Pa., is in the city to make the necessary arrangements to
open the large hosiery mill which will be located
here. The machinery is here and ready for
operation, but there has been some delay in getting the
building ready. Mr. Beattie is now looking for a
lot suitable to erect a building that will be the
permanent home of the industry. He will soon be in
the market for help and asks the Journal to state that
all applications for positions will receive his
attention. Anyone desiring a place can address Mr.
Beattie at general delivery, Somerset. About
fifty girls are wanted to start operation of the factory.
IT is the intentions of the owners to make this one of
the largest mills in this section and to eventually
employ several hundred people.
Mr. Clarence F. Smith, a former Somerset boy, now
National Bank Examiner with headquarters in Chicago, is
visiting friends here. Since leaving Somerset
"Smithy" has met with wonderful success in the
business world. He has received many promotions and
is now considered one of the most competent examiners in
the United States. He has just recently been
engaged in examining some of the largest banks in New
Leonard Bahan, a
former Somerset boy, starred this season with the Detroit
Univ. eleven. He played right halfback. In
the game with Tulane Univ. he caught a forward pass which
resulted in the only score of the game.
Lexington. Rev. W.G. Montgomery, pastor of the
First Christian Church, was in Lexington Tuesday to
attend a meeting of preachers of the Christian Church who
desire an investigation made relative to the College of
Bible, Lexington, Ky. The question of an
investigation needed at the College of Bible has been
agitated by certain members of the church and certain
ministers for some time but the whole thing seems to be
unwarranted. The college is doing a great work and
has a great man at its head.
Wreck At South Fork Wrecks Several Cars and Delays Trains
For Hours. As a result of a broken flange on a box
car on freight train No. 78, of the Southern Railway,
five cars loaded with merchandise were completely
demolished at South Fork in Lincoln County, last Saturday
night. The merchandise was only slightly damaged
however, and the loss will not be great. The
accident happened about 1 o'clock in the morning just
after No. 13 had passed. None of the other trains
got by until about noon the next day. Elmer Crain
was engineer of the wrecked train.
Aid Asked In Near East Drive. F.W. Harrop Is Chairman Of Pulaski County. Rev. F.W. Harrop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, has been chosen chairman of the Near East campaign in Pulaski County. He asks the assistance and cooperation of all the citizens in this work. It is announced that $36.50 was collected at the union Thanksgiving service and has been forwarded to the headquarters. The following telegram has been received by Rev. Harrop: Following cablegram just received from Bayard Dodge, son of our national treasurer, who is devoting his life to the suffering creatures of the Near East when he might be enjoying all the pleasure of his palatial home in New York. "Armenian refuges pouring into Aleppo from Turkish frontier. Severe weather commencing. Women and children homeless. Emergency work imperative. Present appropriation must continue throughout winter." Road from Central Armenia to the Black Sea jammed with Armenian women and children fleeing before Turkish army. Unfed, shoeless, half naked refuges crowding into Tiflis for possible safety. This unforeseen wholesale emergency amounting to national tragedy greatly increases amount of destitution placing heavy burden upon our committee calling for great increase unless we are willing to see tens of thousands of our former allies die in exile for lack of food and clothing which we can send if funds are provided. Redoubling efforts to secure adequate funds imperative if disastrous loss of life is to be avoided. All ministers are requested to inform their congregations of the existing conditions and to urge their generosity in this great crisis which is threatening our fellow Christians on the other side of the world. Dr. E.L. Powell, State Chairman, John H. Leathers, State Treas.
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