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Big Christmas.   The school children of Bear Wallow had one of the biggest Christmas events in the history of the school.  The happy time was made possible by the generosity of Mrs. Susan D. Buckner, of 552 Riverside Dr., N.Y.  Some time ago, Mrs. Buckner wrote to Kentucky to find out the most remote school and she was informed it was located in Pulaski County.  So about a week before Christmas Sup't. L.E. Meece received several large packages from New York and upon opening them he found that the school children at Bear Wallow had been remembered by Mrs. Bucker.  Mr. Meece made the trip to the school and took the gifts.  He had made arrangements for a large tree.  The gifts were placed on the tree which had been beautifully decorated.  Dr. Ratliff, the only physician in 18 miles, acted as Santa Claus and distributed the presents.  The school children had prepared a program and there was a full attendance.  Every school child was there and all the parents.  The school is in charge of Miss Cora Farmer, of Poplarville.  It was an event that will long be remembered by the people of Bear Wallow.

City Races Will Soon Begin To Get Warm.  Many Announcements Are Expected.  Within the next few weeks we may expect many announcements for the various city offices to be filled this year.  So far only one announcement has been made, but from what we can learn there will be many others.  Somerset needs at this time a set of officials that are thorough business men - men of push.  Our very best merchants, lawyers and doctors should offer themselves for the various places.  There is considerable talk of a Citizens Ticket composed of prominent business men.  This would be a step in the right direction.  The friends of Ben D. Smith are urging him to run for City Attorney.  O.L. Conyers has been mentioned for Mayor.  Mr. Harvey Jenkins and Dr. A.W. Cain are also mentioned.  This is a very important office.  For Chief of Police it is understood that there will be about three or four candidates.  Bill Fitzpatrick will run again for Chief of Police.  John Bash and Silas West are also mentioned in connection with this office.  It is not too early for the business people of Somerset to get together and get out a ticket.

Small Cut In Force At The Railroad Shops.  100 Men To Be Cut Saturday.  It has been announced at the Southern Railway Shops that on Saturday between 100 and 150 men will be cut form the force.  These men who will lose out are employees who have just recently been added to the force.  The cut will not reach the old employees.  It was said at the Master Mechanics office that no further cut was anticipated and that the force now numbered about 825.  This is the largest number of employees the company has ever had at this point.  It was also announced that the large Santa Fe type engines are being replaced with the smaller type Mikado.  The large engines were too heavy for the bridges and road beds here and could not make much speed.  IT is thought the service will be greatly improved by the use of the smaller engines.

Made Captain.  Jake Bethurum has been promoted from the rank of First Lieutenant to Captain in the regular army.  When Captain Bethurum was discharged from the army following the world war he was a Major.  When he re-enlisted for the regular army he was given the place of a First Lieutenant.  Captain Bethurum is now located at Camp Benning, Ga., where he is going to school.  News has also been received here that Chas. Smith has been promoted to a First Lieutenant.  This will be good news to his many friends who wish him much success.  Lieutenant Smith has just recently returned to his outfit after a visit here.

Banquet Given By Knights Templar For Members And Their Families.  Somerset Commandery No. 31, Knights Templar, held their first annual banquet in the Masonic Temple last Friday night and over 100 members with their wives and lady friends were present.  It has been decided to make this an annual affair and the last day of each year has been selected as the date for future banquets.  The banquet was one of the most sumptuous ever served in the city, and the decorations were very attractive.  Following the banquet the following program was very much enjoyed:  Toastmaster, John G. Dikeman, E.C., Somerset Commandery No. 31 K.T.; Invocation, Rev. Frederick W. Harrop, Past E.C., Maysville Commandery No. 10 K.T.; Knight Templarism, Chris L. Tartar, Past E.C., Somerset Commandery No. 31 K.T.; The Cross and Crown, George P. Sallee, Past E.C., Somerset Commandery No. 31 K.T.; Our Guests, Virgil P. Smith, Past E.C., Somerset Commandery No. 31 K.T.; Solo Selected, Mrs. Chester W. Kaiser: America, Ensemble; Benediction, Rev. Wyatt G. Montgomery, of Marion Commandery No. 24, K.T.  The Somerset Orchestra furnished music during the evening.  The solos of Mrs. Chester Kaiser were especially enjoyed.  Officers of Somerset Commandery No. 31 K.T. are: John G. Dikeman, eminent Commander; Eben M. Pettus, Generalissimo; Charles Vic. Thurman,
Captain General; Virgil D. Roberts, Senior Warden; Harry F. Jeffrey, Junior Warden; George P. Sallee, Prelate; John M. Richardson, Treasurer; Frank M. Ellis, Recorder; Thomas B. Prather, Standard Bearer; Eugene S. Bourne, Sword Bearer; Edward P. Buchanan, Warden; John M. Jamison, Sentinel.

Sells Home.  Jason Lawhorn purchased the residence of Mrs. Judie Higgins on Hawkins Ave., this week.  He also bought the furniture and other household goods.  Mrs. Higgins and children will leave this week for California, where they will live.

A Great Land Slide.  There has been much unsatisfactory speculation of late as to the cause of the so-called Republican land slide.  We think when the matter is fully understood, it will be readily seen that it was not so much a land slide as an explosion.  It was pent up spite and hatred that just literally exploded.  Not all the whiskey men blame President Wilson for their trouble, but more than 8,000,000 of them hate him and the party in power who made or allowed them to lose their jobs.  No wonder there was a great explosion.  Not half the Germans in this country are German sympathizers, but there are more than 5,000,000 Germans and Austrians here who love the Fatherland more than they love their adopted mother.  These all hate Wilson and the party in power who sent the American army overseas and whipped Germany.  No wonder there was a great explosion.  Put $15,000,000 dollars in the hands of a few old corrupt politicians and they can slide the whole earth, if they will let the money interest ride and drive.  No wonder there was a great explosion.  In the late cruel war this country carried a large
part of the expense and responsibility.  We could have selected the easy way and saved us much money and suffering too, but we chose the hard road, the one that led through Gethasemane and on to the cross.  We clothed the naked and fed the starving world.  We gave the best blood of the nation, and helped win a great victory for civilization and the world, but now there are more than 2,000,000 slackers in this country who are unwilling to bear their part
of the burden of this great war.  They shouted to the army and waved to the navy.  They yelled for the flag and gloried in the victory, but now they are unwilling to help pay this honest debt.  There are more than 20,000,000 in this country who will vote against any man or any party who raises their tax - even though the money was to educate their own children or to build roads for them to travel, or to win the war and save their homes and their necks.  No wonder there was a great explosion!   A.D. Reid, 220 North 32 St., Lexington, Ky.

Sells Out.  Mr. C.I. Ross has sold his interest in the Somerset Coal & Feed Co. to Onie P. Hamilton and Mr. Hamilton is now sole owner of the business. 
Mr. Ross will devote his time now to his race for Sheriff.

Officers Installed.  The following officers were installed last night in the K. of P. Lodge: Past Chancellor, W.L. Hudson; Vice Chancellor, Howard Wilson; Prelate, D.H. Corder; Master At Arms, C.W. Kratzer; Inner Guard, Dexter Silvers; Outer Guard, O.C. Mercer; Master of Works, W.C. Norfleet; Keeper of Records and Seal, George Orwin; Master of Exchequor, B.N. Gordon.  The Knight of Pythias lodge has enjoyed a wonderful growth during the past year.  They are now planning on erecting a modern home of their own and hope to being work in the spring.

Elect Officers.  At the annual election of officers of Somerset Lodge NO. 111, F.& A.M., held December 27th, the following were elected to serve for 1921: L.E. Meece, Master; E.B. Buchanan, Senior Warden; Sam Farrell, Junior Warden; J.M. Richardson, Treasurer; Chris L. Tartar, Secretary; Orville Hopper, Senior Deacon; Mat H. Barnett, Junior Deacon; and E.V. Tucker, Tyler.

I.O.O.F Election.  On December 28th the following officers were elected by Somerset Lodge, No. 238, I.O.O.F., to serve during the coming year: W.S. Davis, Noble Grand; Fred Owens, Vice grand; H.C. Day, Secretary; Wm. B. Gragg, Treasurer; Denny Shadoan, J.A. Coleman and W.O. Fitzpatrick were elected trustees for 1921.  It was decided to hold the annual banquet on January 11th of each year.

Pu-John Oil Company Sells Output of Wells to Eastern Kentucky Concern.   The output of the three gas wells in Johnson County, owned by the Pu-John Oil Company, has been sold to the Union Gas Co., who have a pipe line in the field.  They agree to take the gas just as soon as they can lay the line, which will only take a short time.  The price the company received for the gas was very disappointing, but after negotiations with other concerns, it was found that the price offered by the Union Company was the best.  It is estimated that the three wells will produce about two millions feet a day, which will bring the company in about $75.00 a day.  As soon as weather opens up it is planned to resume operations on the other leases of the company in an effort to get oil.  The company has several very valuable leases adjoining these gas wells and in other parts of the field.  The Pu-John Oil Company is owned entirely by Somerset people.

Nice Menu.  We are in receipt of a souvenir Christmas menu issued by the 30th Infantry, stationed at Camp Pike, Ark.   Lieut. J.H. Hussing is commanding the Headquarters Company of the outfit.  It is one of the prettiest souvenirs we have seen and the menu for Christmas dinner - well - the Waldorf Astoria had nothing on the 30th Infantry.

Buys House.  Mrs. A. Lovett purchased this week from Herbert Gann a house on Maple St.  The house was occupied by Mr. Jas. Davis, who has purchased in the Gibson Addition.

Audrey Reid, daughter of Coleman Reid, died on the 24th at the home of her parents. She was seven months old.  The body was shipped to Oneida, Tenn., for burial In Memorium.  Whereas, Death, stern, relentless and pitiless, has invaded the home of our dear brother, V.K. Logan, and laid a withering, blighting hand upon the form of his devoted, pure and consecratel daughter, Ella.  Therefore be it resolved by Somerset Lodge No. 238, I.O.O.F., that we regret her sad and untimely death and earnestly deplore the taking away of one so young, so useful and so promising; we deeply sympathize with our Brother Logan and his good wife, and every member of his family, and we comfort them with the thought that their dear one lived in the few shot years allotted her a noble life that will not soon be forgotten.  Be it resolved that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of this lodge and a copy given to the family of Brother Logan, and to the local papers.  This Dec. 21, 1920.  J.L. Waddle, G.C. Cruse, D. Shadoan, Committee.

Lee - Prather.  News has been received here of the wedding of Miss Beulah Prather to Vando Lee at Lebanon, Ind.  Miss Prather is the daughter of the Widow Mattie L. Prather and was born and raised in this neighborhood.  Their home was destroyed by fire a few months ago and Beulah and her brother, Robert, left for Indiana to work.  Two weeks ago, Robert joined the army and is stationed at Camp Knox.  We extend our deepest sympathy to their mother as these were her last two at home, and yet we wish the happy couple a long and prosperous life.  Contributed.

In Loving Memory.  Of our dear son, Bordie M. Catron, who  died Jan. 4, 1916.  Five long years have passed and still I missed him, sad and sudden was the call of one so dearly loved by all.  Upright and Justin all his ways, honest and faithful to the end of his days.  Forgotten to the world by some he may be, but dear to my memory he ever will be.  No one knows the silent heartaches, only those who have lost can tell, of the grief I have borne in silence for the one I loved so well.  We will meet in Heaven some sweet day, forever to remain, where farewell tears are never known, where love, peace and joy forever reign.  Sadly missed by his loving mother and father.

School Opens.  The city schools opened last Monday for the second semester.  There was one change in the teaching staff, Mrs. Brouse resigned and Mrs. H.C. Kennedy was elected to take her place.

More Help.  Miss Willie York and Mr. Vestal Tartar have been added to the force of the Farmers National Bank.  On account of the immense amount of work connected with the increased business of the bank it was found necessary to add more help.

Lost.  On my way between Elihu and Meece, I lost $46 wrapped around a little pearl handle knife and in an envelope.   A liberal reward will be paid to the finder.  Return to D.A. Edwards, Elihu, Ky.   Bess Edwards.

For Chief.  In this issue of The Journal we announce Bill Fitzpatrick a candidate for Chief of Police. Mr. Fitzpatrick has been chief for two terms.  The people know him and know his record and will decide in November whether they want to continue him in office for four years more.

Very Quiet.  The city police report a very quiet Christmas and New Year.  There was very little drunkenness and few arrests were made.  A raid on a crap game netted the city quite a little revenue, about $200.00.

Unknown Man Killed By Train Is At Somerset Undertaking Company's Office.  A man about 60 years of age is at the morgue of the Somerset Undertaking Company unidentified.  He died at the Somerset Sanitarium last week as a result of a train accident and up to this time his identify is not known.  He was hit by a freight train near Oneida, Tenn., and the crew brought him to Somerset.  He lived about two days but never regained consciousness.  The railroad company has made an effort to locate some of his people but without success.  The Somerset Undertaking Company is also trying to find out something about him.  There was nothing about his person that would help to solve the problem.  He wore an 18-K gold band ring but there were no initials in it.  There are no marks of identification on him.  If the body is not soon claimed it will be buried in the City Cemetery by the city and county.

Old Subscriber.  Mr. J.M. Daffron of Bronston was in the Journal office Tuesday and renewed his subscription for the 16th time.  Mr. Daffron is one of the Journal's best friends and he says that he would not think of doing without the paper.  The Journal appreciates such good friends as Mr. Daffron.

Pulaskian Dies In Louisville.  Was Prominent Business Man of Falls City.  News has been received here on the death of Christian J. Sievers, of Louisville, Ky., which occurred on December 28th at his home at 829 First St.  Mr. Sievers was 87 years of age.  He was born in Germany and came to this country in 1849 and settled at Old Harrison, in the western part of Pulaski County, and formed a partnership with W.H. Logan.  He was a deputy clerk under E.D. Porch for 16 years.  He moved from Pulaski County to Louisville in 1878 and formed a partnership with William Harvey and J.B. Girdler which was later succeeded by the firm of C.J. Sievers & Co., wholesale hardware.  Mr. Sievers was one of the most prominent business men in Louisville.  He was a member of Sievers Lodge 491, F. & A.M., having always kept his membership there.  He is survived by his widow, who was Lucy J. Barker, three sons, L.B. Sievers, of this county, Dr. R.E. Sievers, of Bordentown, N.J., W.B. Sievers of Brooklyn, N.Y., and four daughters, Mrs. Ada K. Holmes, Mrs. E.S. Nunnelly and Miss Retta Sievers of Louisville, and Mrs. T. Hendron of Birmingham, Ala.  Mr. Sievers was the oldest member of the Fourth St. Methodist Church, having joined in 1874.  He was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery Wednesday, December 29th.

Old Board of Education Retires Without Any Debts On The City Schools.  The Old City Board of Education retired Monday leaving the schools in better condition than they have ever been.  Under the administration of this board the school has gone forward as never before and for the first time in history a retiring Board turns the affairs over to their successors without a cent of indebtedness.  Every outstanding obligation has been met and there remains enough of collections to pay all the running expenses of the school for the remainder of the year.  This is unusual and the Board deserves a vote of thanks of the people of Somerset for the able way in which they have handled the school affairs.  During the past year the Board also raised the salaries of all teachers and made many necessary repairs and improvements on the buildings.  The teachers were not receiving anything like a living wage and allowing the great move all over the United States the Board granted a substantial increase.  Notwithstanding all these increases and the high cost of everything the Board turns the schools of the city over to the new guardians free of debt.  There has probably never been a Board of Education who have done so much for schools of Somerset.  They have give liberally of their time and money.  Some member of the old Board were elected to serve on the new board and it is well that such is the case, for the new Board will need advice and help in the problems that will confront them.  The new Board met Monday night in the office of Judge Denton and organized.  This Board is composed of T.E. Jasper and A.E. Barnes of the old Board and Mrs. Woodson May, Mrs. Lottie Propst, W.A. Moore, and Judge Denton.  The retiring members are R.G. Williams, Will Ramsey, O.G. Peterson, and Roy McDaniels.  The new Board organized by electing James Denton, President, W.A. Moore, Vice President, and Mrs. Woodson May, Secretary at a salary of $25.00 a month.  The office of Woodson May was designated as the office of the Secretary and the meetings will be held there in the future.  In drawing for the two and four year term of office, Judge Denton, T.E. Jasper and W.A. Moore won the long term and Mrs. May, Mrs. Propst and Mr. Barnes drew the short term.  Upon the request of Mr. T.E. Jasper, the retiring chairman, Judge Denton appointed a committee to audit the books of the schools.  A library commission composed of E.M. Rousseau, Rev. C.H. Talbot and Mrs. R.E. Hill was appointed to select books for the library.  A resolution was passed asking for bids from the three banks for the school fund.  The next regular meeting in February will be an open meeting and all patrons of the schools are urged to attend.  The meetings of the old Board were open meetings and any patron of the school was privileged to go before the Board at any time.  The minutes of the meetings were always open for inspection and we are glad to know the new Board will ensure publicity to all their proceedings.  The new Board is composed of splendid business men and women and they have a great responsibility upon them.  The school problems are many and require calm, deliberate and excellent judgment.   The school term in Somerset has reached almost perfection under the leadership of Sup't. Hill, and it remains to be seen if the new Board will continue the progressive march.  The critical eye of the public is on them.Enjoyed Feast.  The Smith Bible Class enjoyed a banquet Thursday night, December 30th, in a banquet room of the First Methodist Church.  The feast was prepared by the women of the church and was elegantly served and most appetizing.  Following the banquet there were many talks.  The Smith Bible Class is one of the largest in the city.  The teacher is Hon. V.P. Smith.

Centre Wins.  Centre College football team defeated Texas Christian University on New Year's Day at Fort Worth, Texas, by the score of 67 to 7.  Red Roberts and Jack Converse of Somerset played in the game.

Mr. C. Owens, Former Somerset Man Becomes Cashier of Bank in Ponca City, Oklahoma.  The following article taken from the Ponca City Times will be read with interest by the people of Pulaski County.  Mr. Owens lived in this county before going west.  "A change that came as a surprise to the business circles of Ponca City was announced yesterday when H.E. Roberts retired as cashier of the Central State Bank.  His interests were taken over by Clarence Owens, a well-known Oklahoma banker from Waynoka.  George L. Miller also retires as a stockholder in the bank, Mr. Owens taking over the interests of both Mr. Roberts and Mr. Miller.  The transaction apparently came as a surprise to all parties.  Mr. Owens was here visiting with L.H. Patton, an old friend, and was much impressed with Ponca City as a business location.  He is said to have made an offer that was very acceptable and the transaction was soon completed.  Clarence Owens has been in the banking business in Oklahoma for the last fifteen years, coming to this state from Kentucky.  He built up the Commercial bank at Waynoka, one of the strongest banks in Woods County.  He still remains as president of this institution and also occupies the same position in the bank at Hopeton, Oklahoma.  When seen this morning Mr. Owens said, "I came to Ponca City last week for the first time, and after looking the city over, I was convinced of the statement that I often heard that Ponca City is the best little city in the State of Oklahoma.  And so I have engaged in business here through desire and design.  I have never seen so fine a looking bunch of customers as has come into the bank during my short stay here.  Ponca looks like a wonder city to me."  At the present time, Mrs. Owens and the little girl are in Texas.  Mr. Owens stated that he is here permanently, that he expects to secure a home and become a Poncan just as rapidly as possible."

Morrow Named.  Mr. Thomas Morrow, brother of Governor Morrow, has been named as Assistant to the State Inspector and Examiner.  This is the first relative of the Governor who has been given a job under the present administration.

Ed Announces.  In this issue of the Journal Ed Thurman announces for the Republican nomination for Sheriff of Pulaski County.  Mr. Thurman is one of the most popular men in the county and has a wide circle of influential friends.  Ed was defeated three years ago for the same office he now seeks.  He has been Chief Deputy under J.M. Weddle and has practically run the office.  He is thoroughly qualified in every way to be Sheriff and if he wins in the primary (and a Democrat does not defeat him), Pulaski will have a good official.  He will be opposed by C.I. Ross. Mr. Ross is very popular in the county also and the race promise to be a most interesting one.

To The Republicans of Pulaski County:  (photo available) I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Pulaski County, subject to the action of the Republican Primary election, to be held Saturday, August 6, 1921.  In the primary election held August, 1917, I was a candidate for office, and although defeated by a small majority, I was deeply gratified at the large number of friends all over the county who stood loyally by me.  They will always have my gratitude and deep appreciation.  I have now no sore spots
because of my defeat, and no one ever heard me murmur or complain because of defeat.  At the final election I stood loyally by the Republican ticket, and was Chairman of the Campaign Committee that managed the campaign.  I am making this race on my own merits and not in the interest of any faction and if I am elected Sheriff, I propose to be the Sheriff of all the people and every man, woman and child will get equal justice at my hands.  No man can make a good officer and serve a part of the people.  As to my qualifications to fill this office, I refer you to my seven years of service as office deputy which experience has made me know the work of a sheriff from beginning to end. Hoping to see you in person between now and the August Primary, and thanking you for your support in this race.  I am yours very sincerely, Ed. W. Thurman.


Announces.  Mr. L.R. Vaught, of this city, announces in this issue of the Journal for County Court Clerk of Pulaski County.  Mr. Vaught is well known throughout the County as he has been a school teacher and farmer.  He is a life long Republican and has always taken an active interest in all elections.  Mr. Vaught, on account of being crippled, will be handicapped in his race but he says that he expects to visit as many of the voters as he can before the election.  This makes a three cornered race for this office, two others have already announced - C.M. Langdon and Miss Stella May.

McGahan - Wood.  Mr. Denton McGahan and Miss Rosa Wood, both of Kavito, Ky., were married on Christmas Day in Cincinnati, Ohio, by Rev. W.R. Kruse of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.  They have the best wishes of a host of friends in this county.

Many Invest In Texas Oil Proposition.  Company Is Named For Kentucky.  Many Pulaskians invested during the past week in a Texas oil proposition.  The company in which the stock was sold is managed by Harry Lewis, a former Somerset boy, who has made a success in the big Texas oil field.  Mr. W.D. Gover of this city, is a trustee of the company and represents the Pulaski County stockholders.  Mr. Lewis has been here on a visit and it was while here that he told some of his fiends of the company he had just organized and which he would call the Kentucky Oil Co.  The lease which the company will drill on is surrounded with large producing wells and the proposition is a most attractive one.  Drilling will start this week.  The company is capitalized at $180,000.00.  With this low capitalization - if oil is found - those who invested should realize handsomely.  Wells in the Breckinridge field are producing from five to ten thousand barrels a day.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Lewis have large oil interests in this section and they feel that the Kentucky company is going to be a big paying proposition.

New Officers.  The Bible Class at the Christian Church elected officers last Sunday for 1921.  Everett Girdler was elected President, H.H. Smith, Vice President, and Paul Dexheimer, Secretary and Treasurer.  The class is taught by Rev. Montgomery and has an average attendance of 60.

Rents Flat.  Rev. F.W. Harrop has rented the Parker Flat on Main St.  Mr. and Mrs. Solander Taylor, who have occupied this apartment, have moved to the country where Mr. Taylor is engaged in business.

Buys Land.  Mr. N.W. Ashurst purchased fifty acres of land from M.L. Tally.  The farm is located on the Mt. Vernon Pike.


William A. Macklin died at Oil Center on the 28th.  He was 69 years of age and a farmer.  He was very prominent in his section and will be greatly missed.

Mrs. Thomas Leese, of this city, died at the home of her son-in-law, W.A. Moore, on Christmas day.  Mrs. Leese was 54 years of age.  She was the daughter of Thos. C. Jasper.  Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. Moore on the 27th, and burial followed in the City Cemetery.  The services were conducted by Rev. W.E. Hunter and Rev. Wesley Colyer.  Mrs. Leese was a splendid Christian character and a devout member of the church.

Beatty Wilson, of Pine Knot, Ky., died at the Somerset Sanitarium on the 27th as a result of gun shot wounds inflicted in a quarrel near Oneida, Tenn.  He was 25 years of age.

Surber Dead.  Just as we go to press, we learn of the death of Mr. Levi Surber of this city, who resided on College St.  Mr. Surber has been quite ill for some time but was considerably better the first of the week and was able to come to town.  His sudden death was a shock to the community.  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Christian Church at 2:00 o'clock.  We will give a more extended article next week.

For Sale.  Ford truck and Ford touring body.  Apply to Virgil Bobbitt, Bobbitt Hotel.

Bethurum Is Elected President Of The Circuit Judges Association.  Circuit Judge B.J. Bethurum was elected President of the Kentucky Circuit Judges Association at the recent meeting in Louisville.  This is quite an honor and came as a surprise to the Judge.  He did not know that his name was being mentioned for the place until the election came off.  To be elected as head of this association is an honor that every Judge devoutly wishes for.  It shows what the other Judges think of his ability and also shows that he is very popular.  This in indeed an honor that the Judge may feel justly proud of.  We know he will fill the place satisfactorily. 

Mounce - Wilson.  Mr. William Mounce and Miss Francis Wilson, both of this city, were married last Thursday.  Both are very popular young people and have the best wishes of a host of friends.  Mr. Mounce was for a number of years a successful school teacher in the county.  When he war broke out he enlisted and saw over fourteen months services overseas.  He is an officer in Pulaski County Post American Legion.  At present Mr. Mounce holds a position as clerk in the post office.  Mrs. Mounce is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson, of this city.  She has been a teacher in the county schools for the past eight years, having just closed a successful school as principal at Oak Hill.  She is a very popular girl and has many friends.

Soldiers At Cumberland Sanitarium Enjoyed Christmas Tree And Gifts.  The people of Somerset made Christmas enjoyable for the soldiers at the Cumberland Sanitarium.  The Red Cross, The American Legion, the churches and lodges all contributed to the program which was arranged by Dr. Parsons, Post Commander of the Legion.  The choir from the Methodist Episcopal Church was present and Rev. Harrop, the pastor, gave a short talk.  Mr. George P. Sallee, Chairman of the Red Cross, also spoke.  A Christmas tree had been placed in the hall of the Sanitarium and the gifts were put on it.  After the program had been completed the gifts were distributed.  The soldiers desire through The Journal to thank all those who so thoughtfully remembered them.  The American Legion also desires to express their appreciation for the assistance given them for the many gifts received.

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