May Hear Harding.
Somerset Republicans and others who desire to do so, may
hear Senator Harding's inaugural address and remain here
in Somerset. It has been announced from Washington
that any city in the United States could hear the address
if it desired. The plan as announced from
Washington is to erect a giant "magna vox" over
the speaker's platform in Washington, which will be
connected with trans-continental telephone wires leading
to all parts of the country. Any city or
organization that desires to have the necessary receiving
apparatus installed in an auditorium or public hall may
do so and hear the address as it is given in Washington.
The World War And Some Facts That You Probably Did Not
Know. Read It Carefully. From an
Article by H.O. Bishop, in the Dearborn
Independent. The war cost the people of the
United States considerably more than $1,000,000 an hour
for more than two years. The direct cost was about
$22,00,000,000, or nearly enough to pay the entire cost
of running the United States government from 1791 up to
the outbreak of the European war. Our expenditures
in this war were sufficient to have carried on the
Revolutionary War continuously for more than 1,000 years
at the rate of expenditure which that war actually
involved. In addition to this huge expenditure
nearly $10,000,000,000 were loaned by the United States
to the allies. The army expenditures were over
$14,000,000,000, or nearly two-thirds of the total war
costs. During the first three months our war
expenditures were at the rate of $2,000,000 a day.
During the next year they averaged more than $22,000,000
a day. Despite the fact that the army expenditures
are less than two-thirds of our total war costs, they are
nearly equal to the value of all the gold produced in the
world from the discovery of America up to the outbreak of
the World War. The pay of the army during the war
cost more than the combined salaries of all the public
school principals and teachers in the United States for
the five years from 1912 to 1916. The total war
costs of all nations were about $186,000,000,000 of which
the allies and the United States spent two-thirds and the
enemy one-third. The three nations spending the
greatest amounts were Germany, Great Britain and France,
in that order. After them came the United States
and Austria-Hungary, with substantially equal
expenditures. The United States spent about
one-eighth of the entire cost of the war, and something
less than one-fifth of the expenditures of the allied
side. Of every 100 American soldiers and sailors
who served in the war with Germany, two were killed or
died of disease during the period of hostilities.
The total battle deaths of all nations were greater than
all the deaths in all the wars in the previous 100
wars. Russian battle deaths were 34 times as heavy
as those of the United States, those of Germany 32 times
as great, the French 28 times, and the British 18 times
as large. The number of American lives lost was
122,500, of which about 10,000 were in the Navy, and the
rest in the army and the marines attached to it. In
the American Army, the casualty rate in the infantry was
higher than in any other service, and that for officers
was higher than for men. For every man killed in
battle seven were wounded. Five out of every six
sent to hospitals on account of wounds were cured and
returned to duty. In the expeditionary forces
battle losses were twice as large as deaths from
disease. In this war the death rate from disease
was lower, and the death rate from battle was higher,
than in any other previous American war.
Inoculation, clean camps, and safe drinking water
practically eliminated typhoid fever among the
troops. Pneumonia killed more soldiers than were
killed in battle. Meningitis was the next most serious
disease. Of each 100 cases of social disease in the
United States army, 96 were contracted before the
entering the army and only four afterward. During
the entire war, available hospital facilities in the
A.E.F. were in excess of the needs. Two out of
every three American soldiers who reached France took
part in battle. The number who reached France was
2,084,000, and of these 1,390,000 saw active service at
the front. Of the 42 divisions that reached France
29 took part in active combat service. Seven of
them were regular army divisions. 11 were organized
from the National Guard, and 11 were made up of national
army troops. American divisions were in battle for
200 days and engaged in 13 major operations. From
the middle of August until the end of the war the
American divisions held during the greater part of the
time a front longer than that held by the British.
In October the American divisions held 101 miles of line,
or 23 per cent of the entire western front. On the
first of April, the Germans had a superiority of 324,000
in rifle strength. Due to American arrivals the
allied strength exceeded that of the Germans in June and
was more than 600,000 above it in November. In the
battle of St. Mihiel, 550,000 Americans were engaged, as
compared with about 100,000 on the Northern side in the
battle of Gettysburg. The artillery fired more than
1,000,000 shells in four hours, which is the most intense
concentration of artillery fire recorded in
history. The Meuse-Argonne battle lasted 47 days,
during which 1,200,000 American troops were
engaged. The American battle losses of the war were
50,000 killed and 236,000 wounded. They are heavy
when counted in terms of lives and suffering, but light
compared with the enormous price paid by the nations at
whose sides we fought.
Mr. Fred Catron, who was operated on for appendicitis, is
getting along nicely.
Mrs. Willie Sweeney of Ferguson, who had a serious
operation, is getting along nicely.
Mr. S. Gill, dispatcher of Danville, had his foot very
badly mashed and was brought to the hospital Monday night
and had his foot amputated.
Mr. J.C. Wright of Russell Springs was operated on last
Thursday and is getting along nicely.
Mr. Beaty Wilson of Huntsville, Tenn., was brought to the
hospital on Monday suffering with a gun shot through the
abdomen, and is in a very serious condition.
Mrs. H.P. Day who had her eyes operated on Monday, is
doing very nicely.
General Strunk, who has been in the hospital for about
ten days, returned to his home Tuesday.
Dr. Foster of Huntsville, brought Mr. Beaty to the
hospital Monday where he was operated on for a gun shot
in the abdomen.
Licenses. The following marriage licenses have been
issued since our last report: Charlie F. Griffin,
32, to Montie J. Black, 29; James A. Halcomb, 24, to
Betsey Garner, 18; Vance Dykes, 22, to Zula Hicks, 21;
Pleasant Edmund King, 22, to Nova Hyden, 20; John Raymond
Moore, 20, to Zella Mize, 29; John J. Aker, 40, to Tony
Boyles, 29; Wiley Burkett, 18, to Eva Scrimager, 21;
Rufus A. Godby, 21, to Mariah E. Baker, 20; George M.
Godby, 27, to Lou Hargis, 19.
Mr. Thomas M. Thatcher received the sad news Tuesday of
the death of his brother, Amos D. Thatcher, in Los
Angeles, California. Mr. Thatcher had just visited
his brother on a recent trip to the Pacific and he was in
good health when he left him. He was 82 years of
age last April and was a veteran of the civil war.
He and another brother, Isaac B. fought side by side in
the three days battle of Shiloh, April, 1862, more than
58 years ago. The latter brother died in Berkeley,
California, last June. Our Col. Tom has but one
brother left, R.M. Thatcher, of League, Texas, who is 87
years of age.
In reply to the girls looking for work in Hosiery Mills
will say no one girl makes a complete stocking, each girl
doing a part only. We will have a teacher show her
how. The price is governed by the dozen pair and
any girl ought to earn $10 a week after learning, while
some exceptional girls may go as high as $20 a
week. Every girl has the same chance. As to
when we will start, I do not know. We will start to
work on our building at once. Alex Beattie.
Pennington Dead. Ethel is dead. It seems it
cannot be. As the solemn truth downs upon us it
stirs a thousand memories of the loving kindness of a
devoted daughter, sister, and wife. Ethel B.
Roberts was twenty-two years, ten months and three days
old at the time of her death. She was the daughter
of Geo. Roberts, and married Ezra Pennington, son of Tim
Pennington, January 18th, 1920, and died December 13th,
1920; was laid to rest in the Weddle cemetery on December
15th, 1920. Ethel had been a member of he Nazarene
Church at Faubush for five years. She was dearly
loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She had made her home at Dry Ridge since her marriage,
where she gained many friends. She leaves a father,
mother, four brothers, five sisters, a loving husband and
a wee baby just fourteen days old to mourn her
death. Weep not, Ezra, as those who have no hope,
for Ethel is beckoning you to meet her in the land of
pure delight, where Saints immortal reign, Infinite day
excludes the night and pleasures banish pain. A
friend. Sara A. Weddle.
Approach of Christmas
By Rev. Wagner A. Reese, Norwood, Ky.
With the approach of Christmas tide each heart begins to
swell with cheer,In valleys broad, on mountain side,
sweet songs announce the day is nearThe little ones with
happy hearts look forward to old Santa ClausTo bring them
dolls and horns and carts and stockings full of candy
The blushing maiden thinks, no doubt, her beau will bring
her something niceAnd spend all day, or just about, or
else all day and part the nightThe business man must be
alert to build his trade and make new friendsHe meets
each one with jolly mirth and far and near his greeting
The old folks sit around the fire and watch the children
skip and play,They think, perhaps, of days gone by,
before their hairs were turned to gray,And thus each one,
both old and young, delights in his or her own way To see
the happy season come that brings the greatest holiday.
Too seldom we e'er solemnly consider why this holiday Is
kept each year by bond and free, with shouts of joy and
festives gay,In giving gifts we oft forget the gift we
thus commemorateAnd in our joy perhaps neglect to praise
the Lord, the Good and Great.
This was the time that Christ was born, the greatest gift
of God to man,Then raise your voice, in shout and song,
and tell His name o'er sea and land,Make glad each heart
with gifts and cheer, for Christ has come - our dearest
friend.The One who calms the greatest fear and keeps us
safely to the end.
Nancy, Ky., Dec. 22, 1920. Dear Santa: I am a
little girl 11 years old. I would like for you to
visit our home Xmas night and to bring me oranges,
bananas, and candy, and bring my little sister, Octavia,
a doll and my baby brother something nice. Say,
dear Santa, don't forget dear old grandpa and grandma, as
they would like something too. So I will go to bed
early and go to sleep. Your little girl, Zollie T.
Nancy, Ky., Dec. 22, 1920. Dear Santa: I am a
little boy 9 years old. I would like for you to
bring me a gun and some fire crackers, and anything else
you may wish to bring me. I have two little
sisters, please remember them, and one baby brother.
Please don't forget him. Bennett Hudson, Nancy, Ky.
Dear Santa Claus: How are you getting along this
year? I want a doll, candle, kitchen cabinet,
dresser, and a comb and brush. On speech day, I was
dressed up like you. They laughed at me. Ruth
C.I. Ross. The Commonwealth is pleased to present
to its readers in another column the announcement of C.I.
Ross, who is a candidate for the Republican nomination
for Sheriff at the regular primary election next
August. The people know this candidate so well
already there is but little left to say by us. When
it comes to knowing faces and names, "C.I." is
almost in a class by himself and there is not a nook
anywhere in the county where Mr. Ross is a
is due to the friendly disposition and big heart of the
man who has filled the office of Circuit Court Clerk most
efficiently and who has been one of the most active
Republican workers the county has ever had. At the
recent election, Mr. Ross was appointed by the National
Committee to organize Harding and Coolidge Clubs all over
the county, which he did so thoroughly and with so much
zeal and enthusiasm, the result was the largest
Republican majority ever given in the history of the
county. He spent more time preceding the election
and did more effective work for the ticket than any other
man, and good and loyal Republicans are not going to soon
forget this service and other services just as valuable
he rendered during the past years. From a political
standpoint no man anywhere is better qualified for any
position within the gift of the party, and in all other
respects, Mr. Ross is amply qualified to fill the high
office of Sheriff and if nominated and elected no one
need doubt but what the best interests of all will be
carefully preserved and handled according to law under
all circumstances. This candidate has been
successful in every race he has made, and his friends are
legion who say this race will not be an exception and
when the votes are all in, "C.I." will be
declared the winner. >From The Commonwealth,
Issue of December 23, 1920 - Advertisement.
For Circuit Judge. We are authorized to announce
Judge B.J. Bethurum a candidate for the Republican
nomination for re-election to the office of Circuit Judge
of the 28th Judicial District of Kentucky, subject to the
will of the Republican party as expressed at the primary
election to be held first Saturday in August, 1921.
For County Court Clerk. The Journal is authorized
to announce C.M. Langdon a candidate for the Republican
nomination for County Court Clerk of Pulaski County,
subject to the vote of the party at the August primary
For County Court Clerk. We are authorized to
announce Miss Stella May a candidate for the Republican
nomination for County Court Clerk of Pulaski County,
subject to the will of the Republican party, as expressed
at the primary election to be held the first Saturday in
The Journal is authorized to announce C.I. Ross a
candidate for the Republican nomination for the office of
Sheriff of Pulaski County, subject to the vote of the
party as expressed at the regular August primary, 1921.
Sells Delco. S.A. Waddle, local agent for the Delco
Light Plant, sold a complete lighting system to Mr. J.C.
Henry Parsons will arrive this week from Decatur, Ill.,
where he has been working for the past several months.
Miss Bessie Crawford is at home from Hamilton College to
spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.T.
Mrs. Harry Hudson of Cincinnati arrived this week for a
visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Crawford.
Mr. Paul Brown, who is in charge of a large farm in
Maryland, is visiting home folks this week. He is
located just forty miles from Washington City.
Miss Blanch Kennedy arrived this week from State College
for the holidays with her parents, Judge and Mrs.
Miss Flora Winfrey will arrive today from Louisville to
spent several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodson May left Wednesday to spend the
holidays with Mrs. May's parents at London.
Mrs. A.C. Peffer spent several days in Cincinnati this
County Agent W.C. Wilson is attending a meeting of the
County Agents from all the mountain counties this week,
which is being held in Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bowser and children of Winchester, Ky.,
are visiting Mrs. Bowser's parents, Judge and Mrs. V.P.
Miss Fostine Cooper is at home from college at Bethlehem,
Mr. Clarence Smith spent several days in Louisville with
Dr. and Mrs. Elrod Hines are visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ben P. Hines. Dr. Hines is a student at
the Cincinnati Dental College.
Gilmore Bobbitt is at home from State University,
Lexington, for the holidays.
Sam Adams is spending the holidays with his
parents. Sam is attending school at Lexington.
came home this week from Bowling Green Business College
for the holidays.
Miss Mary Roberts of Maryville, Tenn., arrived this week
for a few days visit with her parents.
Miss Bert Roberts will spend Christmas in Louisville with
her sister, Mrs. M.E. Burke.
Sid Cruse, one of the Kentucky Utilities Co., most
valuable employees at Louisville, is at home for a few
Captain Jake Bethurum, stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., is
expected here the holidays.
Col. Chas. H. Morrow of Camp Travis, Texas, is spending
the holidays with is brother, Governor Morrow at the
Misses Ella Mae Waddle, Marguerite Owens, Katherine
Stoms, and Thelma Waddle are visiting Governor and Mrs.
Morrow this week.
Drake Thompson is at home from Gatliff, Ky., for the
Clay Alexander who is attending school at Nashville,
Tenn., arrived this week for a visit with his mother.
M.E. Golson, of O.K., was in town on business
Monday. Mr. Golson is one of The Journals boosters
in that section of the county.
Arthur Bradshaw, a Junior at the State Univ., is at home
for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bradshaw.
Joseph Claunch and James Williams are home from State
Rex Sharp returned today from Knoxville, Tenn., where he
has been visiting his parents.
O.W. Moore is spending the holidays in Raleigh, N.C.
Murrell Munsey has returned from Indianapolis, Ind.,
where he has been working.
Mr. W.L. Vallandingham of Science Hill was in town
Vallandingham has an advertisement in this issue of The
Journal about Indiana and Ohio farms for sale.
Mrs. Farris Ball of Whitley City, Ky., is visiting Mrs.
Ed Taylor who has been ill for the past several weeks.
Mrs. Rodney Mowery, of Dayton, Ohio, who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. Geo. Woodall, has returned to
Edward Gover is at home from Georgetown College for the
Miss Ata Lee, who is attending school at Georgetown, came
home this week.
Cadet Joe Hardin, of the United States Military Academy,
will arrive today for a short visit with home folks.
Miss Margurette Cooper arrived Tuesday from Georgetown
College for the holidays.
Mrs. Sam Shepperd of Covington, Ky., is visiting the
family of J.S. Cooper.
Miss Katherine Buckner of Campbellsville, and Miss Porter
Hudson of Danville will be guests of Miss Fostine Cooper
during the holidays.
Mr. J. Colson McKeehan left today to spend Christmas with
the family of Mr. J.A. Warriner at Seventy-Six.
Mrs. Judie Higgins and daughter Miss Willie, and son,
Harry, will leave the first of the year for San
Francisco, California, where they will make their future
Mrs. Mary Higgins of New Carlisle, Ohio, is the guest of
her son, Mr. Ray E. Higgins.
Mrs. R.E. Higgins most delightfully entertained the Five
Hundred Club at her pretty home on Columbia St. last
Monday afternoon. There were four tables
playing. The prize was won by Miss Thelma
Waddle. Dainty refreshments were served.
Judge and Mrs. B.J. Bethurum will spend Christmas with
relatives in Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Miss Helen Baute arrived this week from Nazareth Academy
for the holidays.
Misses Mary and Nora Rourke of Paris are guests of Miss
Mr. W.A. Wroe left this week to spend Christmas with his
parents at Cloverport, Ky.
Mr. C.A. Bond, secretary to Supt. Clements, left today
for his home at Decatur, Ill., to spend Christmas.
Mr. Guy Coomer is spending several days in Danville.
Andrew Baute is at home from Notre Dame University for a
visit with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Baute.
Miss Agnes Smack is spending several days in Cincinnati
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Crozier of Owensboro are spending the
holidays with her mother, Mrs. Mary Carr.
Mr. Max Kammerer of Williamson, W.Va., will arrive this
week for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Joseph.
Miss Ruth Beck of McKinney, will arrive Monday for a
visit with her sister, Mrs. Jas. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ball of Danville, are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Carter.
Mr. Arlie Reagan of Detroit, Mich., is spending several
days with his parents.
Mr. Neil Thurman
is at home from State Univ. for a short visit with his
parents Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thurman.
Miss Janie Bobbitt arrived from Cincinnati Tuesday to be
with relatives during the holidays.
Earl McElhaney, who is stationed on the U.S. battleship
North Dakota, is at home for a visit.