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To Take Appeal.  City Attorney Chris Tartar says that he will appeal the telephone case and carry it through the Court of Appeals.  He says that the Council has ordered this done.  Mr. Moore, manager for the telephone company says that the people in general seem to be satisfied with the decision of the court and have paid their bills.  He says that on the strength of the court decision all employees of the company have been given an increase in salary.

Going to Dallas.  "Red" Roberts will play in the football game between Centre and T.C.U. at Fort Worth, Texas, on New Year's Day, but will go to Dallas with Gus King several days before the game and spend the Christmas holidays there.  All of the Texas boys will go home to spend Christmas and say they will be ready for the big game the first of the year - Danville Messenger.

Somerset Defeated By Lexington High on Thanksgiving Day.  Large Crowd Saw The Game.  A slippery field which caused costly fumbles and the forward passing of Thompson, Lexington's quarterback, caused Somerset to come home last Thursday with the short end of a 20 to 0 score.  It was the annual clash between the two rivals and as was promised it was a real football game.  Somerset should have wont it - but they didn't.  It was too much Thompson and too much fumbling.  Twice or three times when within scoring distance some player would let the oval slip through is arms.  Anyway the crowd that braved the rain and snow were well repaid for their journey to Stoll Field.  The Somerset team accompanied by some 150 rooters left Somerset on the early train and arrived in Lexington just in time to get on their uniforms and get on the field.  The first half was a battle royal and results in a 6 to 0 score in favor of Lexington.  Somerset had several chances to score but missed them with fumbles.  In the second half Thompson, the star quarterback, opened up with his passes and aided his team in scoring two touchdowns.  On straight football Somerset easily outclassed their opponents but they could never put the ball across.  Somerset made 19 first down and Lexington made 18.  The boys are already talking about next year's game and they will pay Lexington back with interest.

Boy Killed By Negro When He Aims At Rabbit and Misses.  Both Are Young in Years.  A young negro boy by the name of Sam Baker, son of James Baker, accidentally shot and killed Billie Parsons, age 10 years, while out hunting last Saturday.  The colored boy aimed at a rabbit but shot high and the contents of a shot gun entered the body of the Parsons boy.  He lived only a short time.  When the colored boy saw what he had done he ran to him and carried the lifeless body to a nearby house.  The colored boy is only about 12 years of age.  Billie Parsons was the son of Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Parsons, who reside just west of town.  The accident occurred near the home.  Mr. Parsons has been in Breckinridge, Texas, engaged in oil drilling and it was several days before he could be reached and notified of the accident.

Made A Colonel.  Governor Ed Morrow has made Captain "Bo" McMillin, of the Centre College football team, a Colonel on his staff.  It is now Colonel McMillin if you please.
Declared Insane.  Cyrus Barren, of Jackson, Tenn., who killed his half-brother Jeff Smith, of this county, about three weeks ago, has been declared of unsound mind and ordered sent to the State Hospital at Boliver, Tenn., it was learned here this week.  It will be recalled that Mr. Smith was on a visit to the home of Barren when he was attacked with a poker and killed.  The afflicted man only recently manifested signs of dementia, which the attending physicians attribute to an attack of influenza some time ago, which left him in a weakened condition.

Flippin Slated.  News comes from Danville that Royce Flippin, a freshman at Centre College, will likely make the basketball team this year.  Flippin was a star player on the Somerset Hi team and no doubt will make Centre a valuable man.  IT is also said that Joseph Claunch will likely make the team at State College.  Joseph was another High School star.

Will Make Race.  Mr. Napier Adams, it is said, has finally made up his mind to seek the Republican nomination for County Judge.  He has been reluctant about making up his mind but after several delegations called on him he decided to run.  Judge R.C. Tartar informed us this week that he was not even considering making the race for Senator and would run for re-election.  The Judge said that he was assured of such unanimous support that he was of the opinion that he would carry every precinct in the county.  Of course the friends of Mr. Adams hoot at this "brazen statement" and say that Mr. Adams will be the one to carry every precinct.  Now it is a cinch that both of them can't carry every precinct so somebody will have to be satisfied with less.

All Kentucky Eleven Is Picked by Coaches Throughout State. Silvers and Ross Are Named.  Silvers and Ross, of the Somerset High School, have been picked by several coaches in the State for places on the All Kentucky High School team.  Silvers was the unanimous choice of nearly every coach in the State. 
Ross was picked by two and Lowenthal was given honorable mention by one.  Coach Dexhemer in picking his All Kentucky gave Somerset two places - Silvers, guard, and Ross, tackle.  He said that he hoped to pick all eleven men from Somerset team next year.   The Somerset team next year will have practically the same line up as this season and they should turn out a wonderful football team.  It is quite an honor for Somerset Hi to get favorable mention by all the Kentucky coaches.  There has not been a year since Captain Dexheimer took charge of the team that he has not had from two to four men on the All Kentucky.

Get Big Well.  The Velvet Oil Co.'s No. 2 on the W.T. Bertram lease at Windy City came in Wednesday and is estimated by conservative oil men of long experience to be a 500 barrel producer.  This is the fifth big well that has been drilled in this territory in the past few weeks and is making the oil business hum in this county - Wayne County Outlook.

With White Sox.  Stanley King, of Lexington, a brother of Howard King, manager of the local Western Union office, has been signed up with the Chicago White Sox for the 1921 season.  He will be on the pitching staff.  Mr. King has played both football and basketball in Somerset, having been a star on the Lexington Hi teams.

Pulaski County Boy Gets Notice.  The following item about Jeff Anderson of the Boys Pig Club, was published in the Government Weekly Bulletin: Here is the story of how a litter of pigs produced an agricultural college education, a system of farm waterworks, and general improvement on a backwoods farm that had only primitive advantages.  The education went to Jeff Anderson, a Kentucky boy of Pulaski County.  Jeff belonged to a boys club which had been organized by the county agent.  He was encouraged to raise a litter of fine pigs under the club system by which the boys applied approved methods and kept account of the results.  The pigs sold for a fancy price.  Jeff, who had
made sure progress, saved some money from his labor, and in 1918 entered the Kentucky State College of Agriculture for its short course.  He had been used to seeing his mother and other women carry water 150 yards up a hill for washing and cooking.  At the agricultural college he realized the convenience and benefit to be gained by running water conducted to a tap in the kitchen. 
When he returned home he persuaded his father to let him put in a water system.  A stand pipe 60 feet high was built with a 500 gallon tank on top, which gave sufficient pressure to force the water to the dwelling 400 feet away.  He rigged up a gasoline engine and pump at the spring under the hill.  He had learned a little about plumbing so he did all the pipe fitting in the house.  One month's work at odd times coupled with a little of the knowledge he had gained at the State College of Agriculture put the water right into the kitchen.  Jeff has gone back to complete his college education; and they're still raising better pigs at the Anderson farm.

In Memory of Uncle John P. Dye, who died November 23, 1920.  He was 76 years old.  The earth has lost its look of gladness, heaven to us seems more bright since the spirit of our loved one took its happy homeward flight; and we long to cross that river, long to rest upon the shore, there to see and love him, with our Savior evermore.  God called him home, it was His will, but in our hearts he lingers still.  Dear is the grave where he is laid, sweet is the memory that will never fade.

Guards Dismissed.  Frankfort, Ky. - Five guards at the Frankfort reformatory who were on duty when John Ochsner of Campbell County and Claude Hall of Boyd County, escaped, were dismissed by Superintendent W.R. Moyer.  They are B.H. Linville of Somerset; Lucas Barlow of Springfield; C.M. Gaines of Lawrenceburg; F.H. Todd of Owenton; and Geo. True of Frankfort.  Superintendent Moyer said there was no excuse on the part of the guards for letting the men escape.

Southern Dairy Man Into New Field.
Professor W.W. Fitzpatrick, professor of dairying at Clemson College, South Carolina, is newly appointed to Midwestern territory with headquarters in Ohio in the extension service of the American Guernsey Association.  Prof. Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Somerset High school of class 1909, and also of State University, Lexington, a few years later.  He is a nephew of Mr. A.M. Mounce, of Somerset.

Hospital Notes.

Harry Leach, who had his tonsils removed last Saturday morning, is getting along nicely.

Claud Story of Stearns was brought to the hospital Tuesday suffering with appendicitis.

Herbert Loveless of Burnside was brought to the hospital Sunday afternoon and was operated on Monday morning.

Mrs. W.M. Johnson returned home Friday afternoon.

Mr. Bert Kaiser returned to his home Sunday.

Claud Merritt of Eubank who had a very serious operation performed on his foot last Tuesday week is doing nicely.

Mr. F.P. Curtis is suffering very much with erysipelas.

Marriage Licenses.   Marriage licenses have been granted to the following fourteen couples during the past week:  Earl W. Barker, 22, to Gradie F. Simpson, 20; Dock F. Barker, 20, to Edith P. Taylor, 17;  Oscar Owens, 21, to Zadie Ellen Flynn, 18; George C. Watson, 20, to Bessie Vaught, 16; Elmer
Owens, 43, to Nettie Williams, 34; Oscar Waddle, 26, to Artie E Hargis, 22; Raymond H. Ramsey, 23, to Odella E. Keeney, 22; Herschel M. Workman, 21, to Della E. Goff, 19; Dr. James R. Anderson, 44, to Minnie A. Wilson, 19; Jordon Roy, 21, to Mary L. Dick, 21; Luther Ping, 25, to Allie Richardson, 29;
Joseph N. Roy, 27, to Mary Thurman, 23; Marcus Trexel, 22, to Delmer Nicholas, 18; Colored - Joseph Wait, 28, to Lora Pains, 28.

Community Pays Big Gas Bill.  Over Twenty-Five Thousand Gallons of Gas Used in October.  Pulaski County motor car owners are good patrons of the big oil companies, and especially of John D. Rockefeller's company.  Their gasoline bill amounts to several thousand dollars a month - considerable more than the average person would think.  According to the records in County Court Clerk Langdon's office, auto owners of Pulaski County purchased during the month of October, 25,808 gallons of gasoline.  The retail price at that time was 36 cents per gallon, so with a little figuring it may be seen that it cost $9,290.88 to keep the machines owned in the county going that month.  That John D. gets the biggest bulk of the business is shown by the following number of gallons each company sold: Wood Oil Co., 1,800; Gulf Refining Co., 644; C.E. Daughtery Co., 1,950l Indian Refining Co., 110; Standard Oil Co., 21,304.  For the month of September business was not quite as good, only 24,000 gallons being sold.  In the several other months of the year very nearly as much is used, and one might safely estimate the annual gas bill of Pulaski County car owners at a figure in excess of $111,000.00.

Clerk Langdon Will Issue Auto Licenses For Automobiles In Pulaski County. 
Mr. Langdon, County Court Clerk, expects the automobile licenses here any day now and will be ready to issue 1921 licenses.  On account of the large number to be issued, and the amount of work that it takes, Mr. Langdon hopes that all will make application early.  No automobile can be used after January 1st that is not provided with a new tag.  Heretofore, on account of the rush in the office of the Commissioner of Vehicles at the first of the year, motorists have been allowed to use their machines after the first of the year with old tags.  Among provisions of the new law is that every automobile must have a motor number before it can be registered.    The tags will cost as follows: Motorcycles, $10; automobiles if not more than seven passenger capacity, 60 cents per horse power; electric passenger cars, minimum, $15; trucks of one-half ton or less capacity, $22; trucks over one and less than two tons, $30; trucks over two tons and under three tons, $40; over three tons and under four tons, $50; over four tons and under five tons, $60; over five tons and under six tons, $70; over six tons and under seven tons, $90; over seven tons and under eight tons, $110; over eight tons and under nine tons, $130; over nine tons and under ten tons, $150.  Trucks of greater capacity than ten tons are assessed at $150 and $50 for each additional ton over ten tons.  Interchangeable bodies for passenger car and truck charge the highest fee and separate plates be issued for that class.  One set of dealers license plates cost $25 and additional plates $1 per set.  The County Clerk's fee is 30 cents on those.  Chauffeur's license cost $2 each if issued before September 1st.  After that time the fee is $1.  The Clerk's fee amounts to 40 cents on those.

Church Team.  There will be a church league basketball team organized in the near future.  Representatives of the various churches in the city have discussed the matter and have given their approval.  Each denomination in the city will be represented by a team and at least two games will be played a week during the season.  A cup will be given to the winner.  A meeting will be held Monday night in the office of B.L. Waddle and a representative of each church is asked to attend.

Visits Hospital.  Dr. Ernest Parsons, Commander of the Pulaski County Post American Legion, visited the Cumberland Sanitarium this week and took note of any complaints the soldiers had to make about not receiving compensation, allotment or any other cause for grievance.  The American Legion Posts over the country are doing similar service and they hope to be of some assistance to the case in getting these matters straightened out.

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Cundiff.  Mrs. Sarah E. Cundiff, age 77 years, one of the most highly respected women of the city, loved and admired by all who knew her, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Catron, Friday, November 26th.  Mrs. Cundiff had made her home with her daughter since her marriage.  Mrs. Cundiff was born in Warren County, Mo., August 16th, 1843.  She was married to Lieutenant Thomas Cundiff, of Pulaski County, in 1866.  Shortly after their marriage, Lieutenant and Mrs. Cundiff moved to Kansas where Lieut. Cundiff died shortly thereafter.  Mrs. Cundiff was a member of the Methodist Church and was devoted to its teachings.  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. Harrop of the M.E. Church, Rev. Hunter of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. Talbot of the Presbyterian Church.  Burial followed in the City Cemetery.

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District Meeting Of K. of P. Lodges Held in Somerset Last Night.  Crowd Present.  The district meeting of the Knights of Pythias lodges in this district was held last night with Crescent Lodge No. 60 at Castle Hall.  District Deputy C.H. Lewis presided.  The meeting was called to order at 7 o'clock after which the regular routine of the convention followed.  There were about one hundred delegates and friends present in addition to the Grand Lodge officers.  The Memorial Rank of Page was conferred on forty candidates from visiting lodges and Crescent lodge.  At the open session preceding the work of the evening, Judge Tartar presided and introduced several speakers. 
A delightful luncheon followed the open session.  Seventy-five candidates were taken through the mysteries of the Sublime Degree of Good Fellowship. 
Crescent Lodge has the honor of being the only lodge in this domain that can confer the degree.  The local Pythian lodge is composed of a bunch of live wires and they have greatly increased their membership in the past few months.  They are striving to reach the 500 mark by spring, at which time they will begin the erection of a $50,000 temple.

Supt. Caldwell Leaves Service Of Southern Railway.  F.T. Pelton Takes His Place.  News has been received here that Mr. W.T. Caldwell of Chattanooga, Tenn., who has been General Superintendent of the Southern Railway lines west, left the service of the road on December 1st.  he was succeeded by Mr. F.T. Pelton, of the Georgia-Florida and Southern, a part of the Southern system.  Mr. Caldwell is well known in Somerset where he resided when the divisional offices were located here some twelve years ago.  He had many friends here.  It has also been learned that Mr. M.J. Connerton, of Chattanooga, Superintendent of Maintenance of Way, left the road with Mr. Caldwell.  It is not known who will succeed him.


Guard Dismissed.  B.H. Linville, of this county, who has been a guard at the State Reformatory, was dismissed by the Warden last week when two prisoners escaped.  Linville, soon after his discharge, gave out a statement in which he told of the loose way in which the reformatory was managed and how prisoners were allowed to go in and out of the gates at their will.

For Coal Tax.  Representative Gladstone Wesley in an interview this week said that he was in favor of a coal tonnage tax for road purposes and was also in favor of a short session of the legislature.  Mr. Wesley said that he was opposed to a thirty or sixty day session for he believed the necessary legislation could be passed in a short session if the members would get down to work.

Converse Receives Injuries In Game.  Jack Converse, of Somerset, Ky., an end on the Centre team, was forced to retire from the game yesterday in the third quarter when he received bad bruises about the right hip and torn ligaments.  The plucky little Pulaski boy has played a great game this fall and his many friends hope that he will speedily recover from his injuries.  Danville Messenger.

Downward Trend.  The prices of most all commodities are on the downward trend.  The dry goods merchants are advertising many reductions in prices, but the coal man and the grocery dealer seem to still be holding to the war prices.  Hogs and cattle are down to the lowest level in years but you still pay a big price for your pork and tenderloin.  Sugar has hit the bottom but the price remains up in these parts.  We suppose the lower prices are headed this way and will reach us some time soon.

Waddle Sells Two Delco's.  Agent S.A. Waddle has just returned from Monticello where he installed two Delco Light plants, one for the Ramsey Hotel and the other for C.H. Burton.  Mr. Waddle has had quite a large business on this plant in Pulaski and adjoining counties this fall.  He says he has several other prospects and expects to close the deals this week.

Public Debate.  There will be a public debate of four days beginning January 11, 1921, at 10 a.m., at the Bethel Church of Christ, near Bee Lick, Ky.  The speakers will be Evangelist J.L. Davis of the Church of Christ and Eld. H.B. Taylor of the Missionary Baptist Church.  There will be two sessions and dinner on ground each day.  Everybody come and bring something good to eat and see who is on the Lord's side.

Returns From South.  Mr. Jason Lawhorn has returned form a trip to Palm Beach, Fla., where he recently purchased some property.  He liked the country so well that he took an option on several hundred acres of land within twelve miles of Palm Beach and he will take several of his friends down there about the first of the year to show it to them.

Will Run.  Mayor G.C. Cruse has let his friends know that he will seek the Republican nomination for County Judge.  He has been feeling the pulse of the people for several weeks, his friends say, and he believe he has as much chance to win as the other candidates.  Mr. Cruse has been Mayor of Somerset for the past three years.

Big Meeting.  Friends of Dr. D.W. Scott, former pastor of the First Christian Church here, have received word from him that he has just closed a protracted meeting at his new home Ashland, Ky., and had 109 additions to the church.  Since going to Ashland he has added 117 to the church roll.

Rooms Scarce.  The scarcity of suitable business rooms in Somerset was demonstrated this week when a local jeweler, forced to move, had to rent the show window of the McElroy 5 and 10 cents store in order to set up for business again.

Big Sale.  The big auction sale of modern homes in the Gibson Addition will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. on the premises.  If you are interested in buying a home it would be well to attend.

County School News by L.E. Meece, Sup't.  Tercentenary Celebration In All Public Schools in Pulaski County On Friday, December 10th, 1920.  The year 1620 must be forever memorable in the annals of America and the world.  On July 30, 1620, the first American Legislative Assembly met at Jamestown, Va.; on November 11, 1620, the Mayflower compact was adopted; on December 20, 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth, Mass.  Thus the year 1920 is the tercentenary of these three momentous events in our history.  It is altogether fitting and proper that our public schools should celebrate in an appropriate way these events.  Therefore the State Superintendent has asked that some day in December be observed in all the public schools of the state.  December the 20th would perhaps be the most appropriate day, but in view of the fact that many of our schools will close on December 17th, I am designating Friday, December 10th, as the day that we will observe in the rural schools of Pulaski County.  I urge that suitable programs consisting of readings, recitations, the singing of patriotic songs, and appropriate addresses be arranged in all the public schools of the county and that the teachers enlist the entire community in each school district in this celebration.  The pastors of the churches, the superintendents of the Sunday Schools, the deacons and the laymen should join with the schools in this celebration of our religious freedom and the foundation of our free institutions of self government.  I further suggest that the teachers begin at once to arrange for this program.  I wish that it were possible to send an outside speaker into each district to help with the program but such is not possible, but local speakers can be relied upon and the preachers and Sunday School superintendents will help if called upon.  It is especially an opportune time to emphasize the nature and principles of the American system of self government.  It should result in a more genuine and more universal appreciation of American institutions and American ideals and in an increased devotion to the preservation of this priceless heritage.  Let every American child be taught the full meaning of these memorable events; the seeds of freedom planted three hundred years ago - into what a tree it has grown - three hundred years of progress, such progress as the world has never before known.  It is the growth of the American ideal that government should be based upon the dignity and worth of man - any man, and the principle that the corner stone of our Republic is faith in a God whose ways are just and righteous - altogether.  Our future progress depends upon the preservation of these ideals; therefore the education of our youth is indispensable in our government.  Let us observe this day with a grateful appreciation of the past and with a renewed devotion to God and to our country and with a broader conception of the purpose and duty of the public school, and with a fixed
determination to maintain our free institutions at any cost.  Yours sincerely, L.E. Meece, County Superintendent.

 

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