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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, January 2, 1920.


Farm homes are being modernized at a rapid rate.  In 1918, the number of
electrical outfits sold to farmers was estimated at one hundred thousand and
a complete water system was placed in sixty thousand country residences,
while the number of furnaces put in it is said to be more than seventy
thousand.  Why is all this wonderful improvement in farm living!  The income
of the farm population for 1919 is placed at $25,000,000,000.  This wealth
easily provides the means for making the farm home the equal of the city home
in luxury as well as convenience.  Farm people buy the best but they buy
slowly and thoughtfully.  Seldom does a farmer rush in making a purchase.  He
has an intelligent appreciation of qualities and value.  He studies the
columns of his local journal and soon learns of the real broad-minded
merchants who sell gods worth the price.  Above all the medium of correct and
reliable information is your wide-awake home publication.  The farmers should
watch closely and be guided by his local press whose whole concern is their
business, their industries, their home and their community life.  We rejoice 
with the farmers in their stupendous prosperity and the real encouraging
thing is that the rich and responsive market for the farmer is permanent.  To
these great improvements for the country home is now added for the family the
automobile, which has become an absolute necessity.  With these wonderful
machines they save much time in traveling, conserve strength, bring pleasure,
comfort and education to the members of the household.  Wisely are the
farmers adopting this splendid means of faster travel.  Luck to every one of
you, and may 1920 bring all of these things and many more to each and all of
you is the general wise of The Somerset Journal.

Colyer-Smith.  A holiday wedding of much social interest was that of Mr. Ben
D. Smith and Miss Niola Colyer which occurred on Christmas Eve at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Colyer.  The marriage took place at
eight o'clock in the evening, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith left on the late train
for a weeding trip to White Sulphur, Va., Washington and New York.  The
wedding was a very quite affair only the families of the bride and groom
being present.  Dr. D.W. Scott, pastor of the Christian church officiated. 
Mrs. Smith is the attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Colyer.  She
is quite an accomplished musician, having studied music in the Louisville
Conservatory.  A girl of unusual beauty and charm, she is a favorite in the
younger social set.  Mr. Smith is one of the prominent young attorneys of the
city, being associated with his farther, Judge Ben. V. Smith.  He is a
graduate of both the academic and law departments of Washington & Lee
University, Lexington, Va.  After graduation he practiced law in Oklahoma
City for a year and then returned to Somerset where he stands very high as a
lawyer and citizen.  Upon their return, Mr. and Mrs. Smith will have
apartments at the Coyler House.

The Outlook For 1920 in Somerset and Pulaski County is Very Bright.  Business
Boom.  Somerset and Pulaski County will experience a wonderful business boom
during the coming year.  That is the general opinion of the leading business
men of the city.  There is much in store for this community the wise ones
say.  An effort will be made to induce several manufacturing concerns to
locate here.  It is likely the knitting mill will be in operation before long
employing quite a number of people.  The Southern Railway is planning impro
vements at this point and there are many who believe the division will be
moved to Somerset before long.  This will increase our population by several
hundred.  A million dollars will be expended by a big coal corporation in
McCreary county, who have recently acquired about 8,000 acres of coal land
there.  This will help Somerset.  There is talk of the Helenwood Special
being put back into service when mining conditions get normal.  The year 1920
will be the biggest farming year in the history of Pulaski county.  Next fall
Somerset will be a tobacco center.  Many farmers are planning to put in large
tobacco crops.  Many warehouses will be built.  This alone will bring
thousands of dollars into the county.  Farmers are also going into the dairy
business and County Agent Wilson will leave soon to purchase a car of fine
Holstein milch cows.  Dairy farming has become very profitable.  Real estate
men are preparing for the business rush and will erect many new dwellings
during the spring.  Mark our prediction Somerset is going to have a big
business boom during 1920.

Waddle.  Wesley P. Waddle, son of Logan Waddle, died of pneumonia last
Saturday, the 27th, after a short illness.  He was twenty-four years of age
and a machinist at the Southern Railroad Shops.  No young man stood higher
with his fellow workmen and employers.  Funeral services were held at the
Methodist Episcopal church Monday afternoon.  Services were conducted by Rev.
A.B. Davis of Barboursville, assisted by Rev. W.L. Clark of the Fist
Methodist church.  Internment followed in the City cemetery.  Mr. Waddle was
a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 75, Crescent Lodge No. 60, Knights of
Pythias, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, the local Machinist
Lodge, and Masons.  These orders attended the funeral and took part in the
exercises.  The many handsome floral offerings and the large funeral
procession showed the esteem in which this young man was held.

Will Go To Frankfort.  Miss Stella May received a wire from Governor Edwin P.
Morrow this week that he had a good position for her at Frankfort and to come
as soon as possible.  She will accept the position and will leave soon to
begin her work.  Miss May has been the "main stay" in the County Clerk's
office for several terms and she will be greatly missed.  She is very popular
in Somerset and her many friends regret to see her leave.

Storm Strikes Parsonage.  A Storm Strikes the Methodist Parsonage at
Somerset, Ky., Breaks a Sill, and Excites the Occupants.  On last Tuesday
evening about seven o'clock, Dec. 23, 1919, there gathered a multitude of
people on College street in front of the Methodist parsonage, and all seemed
to have a package of some kind, some had sacks of flour, one had a beautiful
basket of fruit, one had sausage, one canned corn, apricots, tomatoes, honey,
and one had cherries (the big white kind that makes your mouth water) and
others had pickles, apples, oranges and some had money, and just before they
began to assemble a fellow came up that way with one of those old hams, the
kind that Pat Davis likes, and went off and left it.  Well, Sir, this bunch
came up on the veranda of the parsonage, and such a ringing of the door bell
you hardly ever heard, and in they came until the house was about full where
they were standing, and they had so many bundles, and there were so many of
them, that directly the sills of the house began to give way, and such a
scattering there was, but no one took his bundle with him, and ever since
then the preacher and his family have had plenty to eat, and baskets full to
spare.  So whenever this bunch desires to gather on another street, and do as
they did, they can come up on the corner of College and Oak streets, and ring
the same door bell, for you will find a royal welcome.  Yours with great
capacity, the occupants of the parsonage.

Marriage Licenses.  The following marriage licenses have been issued since
our last issue:

James W. Dunsmore to Ethel I. Sawder; Phil Ping to Ona May Price; Will Denny
to Olive Garner; Clarence Harper to Sarah E. Bray; Samuel Kenney to Eva May
Mounce; Dewey Meece to Loretta Bishop; John Bradley Sweet to Cora Randolph;
Elias E. Wallace to Vina M. Stephens; Elzie Baugh to Grace M. McNeely; Oscar
E. Hart to Bertha I. Nelson; Willie E. Fisher to Ollie Jean Miller; Thomas
Johnson to Clara Dye; Zeal Vaughn to Myrtle Johnson; Claud Shadoan to Estell
Paul; Edward Conner to Vada Lovelass; Neil Stogsdill to Lina Alma Estep; Mar
Young to Nannie Byrd; Herbert Lee Tucker to Cora Thelma Mullenix; Robert A.
Blevins to Maude May Estes; William Menter Nolen to Ruth Whitaker; Chas. P.
Abbott to Beulah B. Hutchinson; Richard Lee Deprato to Glennie Prather;
Breeton Bullock to Delbert Bullock.

Hansford a Colonel.  The Troy Daily News says "West Milton now has a real
live "Kentucky Colonel," William B. Hansford of that town having been named
by Governor Edwin P. Morrow as a member of his staff and a colonel's
commission having been issued to him.  Colonel Hansford has for several
months been connected with the West Milton Record but previous to that time
was an active Republican worker in the state to the south and it was in
recognition of his valuable services that Governor Morrow just inaugurated,
conferred this honor upon him.  Colonel Hansford is a brother of E.H.
Hansford of the Troy Daily News force, who is also an ardent admirer of
Governor Morrow."

For Vice-President.  The Louisville Herald of Wednesday says that the
Republicans of Kentucky will launch a boom in January for Governor Edwin P.
Morrow as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Vice President.  A
meeting of prominent Republicans from all over the state was held at the
Sellbach Hotel Wednesday, at which time a decision was reached to boost the
claim of Kentucky Republicans for recognition on the national ticket next

Hamilton.  Mrs. G.D. Hamilton died at her home on Griffin avenue last Sunday
night after a short illness of pneumonia.  She had only been sick for a few
days and her very sudden death was quite a shock to the community.  The
remains were sent to her home at Richmond, Ky., for burial Monday.  She is
survived by a husband and four children.  Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton moved to
Somerset several years ago to make their home.  Mr. Hamilton is a professor
in the City Schools.  During their stay here they have both made many
friends.  Mrs. Hamilton was an excellent Christian woman.  She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Stouffeur of Richmond.  Her mother is very
prominent in Club work throughout the State.

Licenses Ran Short.   During the Christmas holidays the demand was so great
on County Clerk C.M. Langdon for marriage licenses that he ran out of license
forms and some applicants were compelled to accept ht forms usually used for
colored folks.  A deputy reported to the Journal that applicants for licenses
to marry stood in line Christmas even five deep and when it was announced the
licenses were running short, some began to feel an uneasiness and fears were
entertained that they would have to postpone the happy event they had planned
for the yuletide.

Likes Mississippi.  A recent letter from Mr. John Ferrell, who now resides at
Abbott, Miss., says, "We sure do like to live in Mississippi, for it is a
healthy country, and the land is as rich as a crow ever flew over, it is as
black as a crow, not a rock on it, lays level and produces fine."  He also
said we might inform the readers of the Journal that a 10-pound son arrived
at their home on December 21st.  These people are former residents of

Miss Duncan Leaves.  Miss Precilla Duncan, who has been in this county for
the past six months as County Illiteracy Agent, left yesterday for her home
at Lawrenceburg.  Until the Legislature make an appropriation for continuing
the work, all agents have been relieved of further duty.  Miss Duncan will
begin teaching in the Lexington City Schools the 26th.  The citizens of this
county regret very much to see Miss Duncan go, as she has done wonderful
work.  It is to be hoped that she will return at a later date to continue the
good work she has started.

Old Musicians Meet.  Ira Wynn and Chas. Hammock, better known in Somerset as
"Breezy" and "Shaggy" met December 13, 1919, in Twin Falls, Idaho, for the
first time in eleven years, after which both went to the home of Ira Wynn and
enjoyed playing on their instruments selections which they once played for
Somerset friends several years ago.  Mr. Hammock has just returned from
France where he served Uncle Sam two years.  He decided to locate back in
Sunny Southern Idaho, a fine place to live.

Return of Rails March 1.  Washington, D.C.,  Dec 26. - President Wilson
issued a proclamation Christmas eve returning the railroads and express
companies to private control March 1.  Failure of Congress to enact
legislation was given as the reason for extending by two months the time
originally announced for relinquishing government control of railroad
properties.  In his message to Congress last May President Wilson said the
roads would be turned back at the end of the calendar year.

Incorporate Company.  The Farmers Union, of Somerset, Ky., has filed articles
of incorporation with the County Court Clerk.  The Capital Stock will be
$20,000.00 divided into 2,000 shares.  The incorporators are W.A. Powers,
Somerset, 20 shares, E.C. Gover, Somerset, Ky., 3 shares, and Chas. L. Gragg,
Somerset, Ky., 20 shares.  The new concern will do a general mercantile and
milling business.

Passes Over City.   An aeroplane was barely visible high in the clouds
Tuesday morning.  It passed over Somerset about ten o'clock in the morning.

Resigns Position.  Mr. T.E. Harrell, who has been with the Miller Hardware
Co., of this city for the past year, has resigned, effective January 1st.  He
is undecided as to the future but hopes to remain in Somerset.  Mr. Harrell
has many friends here who hope he will decide to remain a citizen of

Buys Store in Suburbs.  Messrs John P. Hill and Solander Taylor have
purchased the Meece General Store and mill at Rabbittown.  This is said to be
one of the best locations in the county.  Both of these young men are
hustlers and we predict they will make a success of their new venture.

Turns Down Job.  Captain Paul Dexheimer was offered a position as Coach at
Centre College, but on account of his business here, turned the offer down. 
Captain Dexheimer is in the Insurance business.

ENUMERATORS For 1920 Census Begin Work Today, Have Thirty Days to Complete
Job.  The Fourteenth Decennial Census of the United States is on.  Under the
immediate direction of Nat M. Elliott, Supervisor of The Eleventh Census
district of Kentucky, census enumerators will call at every dwelling house in
this community to secure the information necessary to fill out the questions
contained on the printed census schedules.  Questions covering the following
points will be asked of every person in the United States: Sex, color, race,
age at last birthday, whether single, married, widowed or divorced,
birthplace of person enumerated and birthplaces of father and mother, giving
names of both country and province if foreign born, occupation, specifying
trade or profession, also industry in which employed, whether attending
school, whether able to read, whether able to write, whether able to speak
English, whether home is owned or rented, and if owned whether home is free
of encumbrance or is mortgaged.  Persons of foreign birth will be asked
questions concerning these additional points:  Year of immigration to the
United States, whether naturalized, and if so the year of naturalization,
mother tongue or native language.  Census enumerators also will call at every
farm in this community to secure the information necessary to fill out the
questions contained on the agriculture schedule.  Each farmer will be asked
questions concerning the acreage and value of his farm, whether he owns,
rents or partly owns and partly rents the land he farms, the value of the
buildings, machinery and implements belonging to his farm, the quantity of
all crops raised on his farm during the year 1919, and many other questions
which cover all possible farm operations.  An absolutely accurate and
complete census vitally concerns the welfare of this community and of every
person living in it.  The official population for the next ten years will be
determined by the census of 1920.  Be ready with your answers when the census
man calls at your home. 

The following is a list of the enumerators for Pulaski county with the
precinct and post office address:  No. 6, Ferguson, Somerset town. Harvey U.
McCreary, Luretha; Ward 1, Joseph E. Claunch, Jr., Somerset; Ward 2, Mrs.
Emma R. Cundiff, Somerset; Ward 3, Inc Co. Jail, Paul Dexheimer, Somerset;
Ward 4, Hector E. Roy, Somerset; Wards 5 & 6, No. 7, Bourbon, Robert Mills,
Somerset R F D; No. 8, Saline, Christian L. Tartar, Somerset; No. 9, Clifty,
No. 10, Pauper Infirmary, Emery J. Hines, Science Hill; No. 12, Nancy, J.
Truesdell Wilson, Nancy; No. 13, Naomi, Ben Albertson, Naomi; No. 14,
Harrison, John F. Redman, Nancy; No. 34, Falls Branch, Leonidas B. Seivers,
Nancy; No. 15, Hickory Nut, Miss Tincy Flynn, Oil Center; No. 16, Rock Lick,
Marion T. Jasper, Mintonville; No. 17, Science Hill, Marion Warren, Science
Hill; No. 18, Buncombe, William W. Warren, Eubank, No. 19, Eubank, Joseph E.
Heironimus, Eubank; No. 20 Estesburg, Jesse E. Vaught, Waynesburg; No. 22
Good Hope, Jerry M. Sanders, O.K.; No. 23 Hazeldell, Wm. T. Alexander, Elgin;
No. 21, Price, Elmer E. Burgin, Bobtown; No. 24, Grundy, William H. Ping,
Dabnev; No. 26, Dallas, Broyles H. Burton, Plato; No. 27 Burdine, Leslie
Farmer, Acorn; No. 37, Catron, Wm. H. McQueary, Plato; No. 11, Rush Branch,
Everett M. Love, Elihu; No. 25, Bent, H.M. Meece, Dykes; No. 28, Nunnelly
Springs, Levi H. Ping, Dykes; No. 29, Jugornut, Jessie W. Roark, Hail; No.
35, Colo, Wm. C. Farmer, Poplarville; No. 36, Quinton, Walter D. Colyer,
Colo; No. 30, Burnside, John M. Perkins, Burnside; No. 31, Bronston, No. 32,
Sloans Valley, No. 33, Beaver, Wm. R. Campbell, Hargis.

Baptist Raise $88,000.00.  Thirty one Baptist churches in Pulaski county
report pledges of $88,272.30 to the Baptist $75,000,000.00 campaign.  Of this
amount $7,025.35 was raised in cash.  The quota for the county was
$75,000.00.  There are several more churches to report yet.

Very Few Drunks.  Police Court records show that this was a very quiet
Christmas for the court authorities.  Fewer cases were on docket during the
holidays than has ever been known before.

Somerset Boys Open Big Auto Repair Shop.  Thomas Catron and Lewis Catching,
two of Somerset's finest young men,  have opened an automobile repair and
tire store in Louisville.  They have a very fine location on Third Street. 
Both of these young men are hustlers and we predict that they will make a big
success in the Falls City.  They start out under most auspicious

Personal Mentions.

Forie Hicks was up from Oneida for Christmas.

Logan Christopher spent several days in Lexington.

Mrs. G.W. Thomas is in Louisville visiting her sister.

Mr. Fred M. Coe of Bud, Ky., was in the city Wednesday.

Mr. George Joplin of Danville was down Sunday with friends.

Mr. George Smith has been ill at his home on Mt. Vernon street.

Mr. Hugh Crozier is visiting friends in the city for a few days.

R.D. Stephens of Oneida, Tenn., spent several days in the city.

Mr. A.M. Cruse of Louisville spent Christmas with his mother here.

Mrs. J.A. Cassada and children have been visiting her mother in Dayton, Ohio.

Bryan Perkins of Lexington was the guest of friends for a few days this week.

Miss Martha Riker of Harrodsburg, Ky., is the guest of Miss Barthenia Sallee.

Dr. and Mrs. R.O. Huffaker of Greenville, Tenn., are visiting relatives in
the city.

Miss Mary O'Conner of Lexington spent several days with Miss Bessie Healey.

Mrs. Morris Cundiff and daughter of Lexington are visiting relatives here
this week.

Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Baker of Danville were in the city between trains last

Misses Lucile and Johanna Link of Lexington spent the holidays with homefolks

Mr. O.L. Bear of North Pleasureville, Ky., spent the holidays with Mr. G.W.

Attorney Murphy Tate of Chicago, Ill., has been spending the holidays with
his mother here.

G.W. Gover of Nancy was in Somerset Tuesday and called the Journal office and

Rev. C.H. Talbot filled the pulpit at the Presbyterian church in
Nicholasville, Ky., last Sunday.

Jean Jasper has returned to Bowling Green, Ky., to resume his studies in the
business college.

John H. Williams returned to Washington to resume his studies at George
Washington University.

Misses Mary Dee and Margaret Beck of McKinney, are the guests of their
sister, Mrs. James Davis.

Mr. Josh Jones, a former Pulaskian, now living in Lincoln county, spent
several days with friends here.

Mr. Clarence F. Smith has returned to Pittsburg, Pa., after spending several
days with friends here.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Vermillion, of Middlesboro, Ky., spent several days with
Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Dedman.

Mr. J.N. Saunders of Stanford, Ky., a prominent attorney of that city, was in
town last Saturday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Conn, of Nicholasville, Ky., spent several days here last
week the guest of relatives.

Messrs Ben and John Converse will leave this week for Ashville, N.C., where
they will remain for some time.

Mrs. William J. Leonard is expected this week for a visit with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Newton.

Charles Robert Morrow, son of Governor and Mrs. Edwin Morrow, is visiting his
grandmother Mrs. O.H. Waddle.

Miss Edna Prewitt, who has a splendid position in Washington, D.C., is
visiting friends in Somerset for a few days.

James Roberts left Sunday for Fort Worth, Texas, to be the guest of his
friend "Bo" McMillin for a few days.

Mr. Thos. C. Inman traveling Auditor for the American Railway Express Co.,
spent several days with his mother here.

Mr. James B. Williams will enter the College of Agriculture at Lexington for
the second term which begins February 1st.

Dr. Tom Roberts, of Monticello, Miss., is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J.M. Roberts.  Tom is doing fine in his new home.

Commonwealth Attorney W.N. Flippin is in Louisville attending a meeting of
the Commonwealth's Attorneys Association.

Mr. Gerald Griffin, a student at State University, spent several days with
friends in Somerset.  He is taking a course in Journalism.

Hiram Meece of Pearson, Ill., accompanied by Chas. Meece, are spending
several days in Somerset and Pulaski County, their old home.

Miss Marie Denton has returned to her school at Midway after spending the
holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Denton.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Erhardt and little daughter Georgia, of Arthur, Ill.,
are spending several days visiting Miss Hetti Ashurst and mother.

William Shadoan who was been located at Akron, Ohio, since he was discharged
from the army, is visiting his father, Senator George W. Shadoan.

John M.P. Thatcher, of New York City, is the guest of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Thos. M. Thatcher.  He will return to New York Sunday.

The Elks Lodge entertained with a New Year's dance last night at their Club
room.  The affair was one of the most enjoyable of the holiday season.

Captain J.J. Bethurum now stationed at Camp Zachery Taylor, Ky., spent Sunday
and Monday with his parents, Judge and Mrs. B.J. Bethurum.

Miss Flora Winfrey of Louisville, an employee of the Belknap Hardware Co., is
spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Winfrey.

Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Schriber of Bethlehem, Pa., spent several days with
friends.  Mr. and Mrs. Schriber formerly lived in Somerset and have many
friends here.

Mr. Ellis Ogden, of Harland, Ky., is spending several days with his parents
Mr. and Mrs. Ogden.  Mr. Ogden is cashier of a bank in Harlan and is doing

Miss Zillah Tarter of Russell Springs, Ky., is the guest of Mrs. Clyde
Folger.  Miss Tarter will leave next week for Bowling Green, where she will
enter school.

Mrs. Mayne Howard of Louisiville, Ky., who has been visiting her sister, Mrs.
G.W. Thomas, has gone to Ghent, Ky., to visit her mother thru the holidays.

Miss Katherine Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Barnes, entertained a
few of her friends with a rook party Wednesday afternoon.  The affair was a
most delightful one.  Refreshments were served.

Ben Sears (Wooden) spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. A.J. Sears.  He has
been employed at Shelbyville but will go to Louisville to accept a position.

Lieut. Fred Starkey, Jr., who has been stationed at Camp Perry, Ohio, spent
several days with his parents.  He will be discharged soon and expects to
locate in Detroit.

Mr. Dillon Oliver Raffo, of Atlanta, Ga., arrived last week to be with Mrs.
Raffo, who spent Christmas with her mother here.  Mr. and Mrs. Raffo will
return to Atlanta this week.

Grandpa Collinsworth is all smiles and the reason is because he received a
telegram announcing the arrival of Joe Cotton Collinsworth at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Leo Collinsworth, Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. Chas. B. Cundiff, assistant Census Supervisor of the Eleventh District,
with headquarters in London, was in the city Tuesday.  Mr. Cundiff had
started on a tour of the district but was taken sick at Monticello and
returned to his home here.

The Cincinnati Enquirer Sunday said: "Governor and Mrs. Edwin P. Morrow, of
Frankfort, are expected in Covington next Wednesday to be the guests of
Colonel and Mrs. Charles Moriarty, of Wallace place, for the New Year's Eve
dance at the Ft. Mitchell Country Club.

Eugene Rousseau left this week for Dearborn, Mich., where he has accepted a
position on Henry Ford's paper, The Independent.  We know that he will make


Joe Watson's children, who have whooping cough and measles, are improving.

Homer Surber, who is at home from South Dakota, spent a few days with
relatives at Eubank.

Walter Todd and family spent Saturday night and Sunday at W.G. Hendricks.

Rosco Surber and Myrtle York were quietly married at Somerset, by Judge
Tarter, December 17th.

Lula Clark, who has been in Cincinnati a few months, spent Christmas with
home folks.

Oma Fugate of Cincinnati spent Christmas with relatives here.

Rosco and Clip Smith are at home from Cincinnati.

Otis Clark who has been in Uncle Sam's service for quiet a while is home on a
thirty-days furlough.


J.M. Meece's son is very ill with rheumatism.

Born to the wife of Ethridge Sears, a girl.

Harlie Godby and Boon Barnes who have been in Akron, Ohio, at work, came home
last week on a two week's visit.

M.S. Godby was in Somerset last week on business.

S.M. Hargis was in Somerset last week on business.

Joe Meece visited his brothers in Somerset last week.

Ed Hail and family of Somerset visited H.B. Meece Christmas day.

Dr. L.I. Farmer was in our community last Sunday.

Mt. Zion.

Warren Baugh and wife spent Christmas with relatives in Burnside.

Aunt Jane Howell, Sister Bruner and son Joseph of Science Hill, spent
Christmas at J.C. Adams.

Mr. George Howell of Corbin visited relatives here last week.

Delmar Baugh worked as clerk in our country store Christmas eve.

W.S. Newell has bought property in Science Hill and contemplates on moving

Mrs. Alfred Lanham, of Eubanks, spent Christmas week with her sister, Mrs.
Ollie Vaught.

After a continued illness of tuberculosis, Will Leigh went to live with Jesus
December 27, age 38 years and 5 months.  Mr. Leigh was a Christian.  He
leaves a wife and five children who have our deepest sympathy.  Rev. B.M.
Wesley conducted funeral services.  Internment in Mt. Zion cemetery.

Beech Grove.

Geo. Roy returned to his home in Texas after an extended visit with friends
and relatives here.

Miss Oma Loval the school teacher of this place, spent Christmas with home
folks near Dabney.

Charlie Godby and family visited at J.S. Jones' Wednesday night.

Ross Phelps and wife spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Abbott of Somerset.

Leslie Wilson who has been in the army for a number of years, returned home a
few days ago.

Eubert Phelps visited friends in Somerset last week.

Bonnie Abbott, of Somerset, is visiting her sister, Flossie Phelps, this

Little Ralph Tanner is spending a few days with his grand parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Harrison Tanner of Pleasant Hill.

Burnside.  NewsNotes.  Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Selvidge Entertain in Honor of Her

Dr. K.S. Lester is a visitor in our city this week.

Miss Irene Kelsay of Richmond, the attractive daughter of E.E. Kelsay, was
home for the holidays.

Mrs. V.M. Lester of Oneida, Tenn., and Wm. of Chatam, Va., were the guest of
Mrs. Louis Campbell this week.

Steamer Celina came in port Saturday with heavy cargo and about forty

Ira Hopper of Somerset was in town Sunday.

Miss Bess Goggin of Morrilton, Ark., was the guest of Mrs. L.M. Cheeley two
days this week.

Mrs. John Sloan returned from a visit in Greensboro, N.C. Sunday.

The Masons had a meeting Saturday night and elected the new officers for the
coming year.  A.C. Cameron was elected Master.

Mrs. M.H. Hail and children of Lexington were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Hall this week.

W.J. Davidson has been ill for the past few days.

The people were very much excited Tuesday morning when an aeroplane flew over
the city.

Miss Otha Erp, of New Castle, Ind., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wess Erp.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Selvidge entertained Friday evening in honor of her sister,
Miss Irene Kelsay of Richmond, Ky.  The home was beautifully decorated in
colored lights, ferns and holly.  The guest enjoyed beautiful music while
playing "The game Charade," and before leaving were served with delicious
refreshments.  Those enjoying the party were:  Misses Nina Beaty, Elsie and
F. Rankin, Elizabeth Allen, Edna Young, Ruth Kelsay, Messrs Graham Davidson,
Tom Fagaly, Robert Sutton, Dr. Lester, Shelby Rankin, Wm. Lester, Harry
Grundle, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Nunn and Mrs. John Golden.

Misses Bernice Mitchell and Ruth Kelsay are visiting Miss Marcum at Stearns.

Miss Jean Miller and W.E. Fisher of Lexington were married in Somerset by
Rev. Hunter Wednesday afternoon.  The wedding came as a delightful surprise
to many friends here.  Mrs. Fisher being the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C.A. Miller, a lovable and attractive girl.  "Bill" as he is known, is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Fisher of Somerset.  He has been employed with the
Cumberland Grocery Co., here for some time until the great cause came for him
to serve Uncle Sam.  After returning from France he took up his old position
here, but recently he accepted a position with The Van Deer Hardware Co., in
Lexington.  "Bill" is a fine fellow and his friends wish them success in the
future.  Mr. and Mrs. Fisher will live in Lexington.

Miss Estell Paul and Claud Shadoan were married Christmas day at the home of
the bride.  Mrs. Shadoan is the beautiful and attractive daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Paul.  Mr. Shadoan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shadoan, of
Antioch, and has been in the service for some time having spent several
months in France.  The happy couple left Friday morning for Sidney, Ohio, to
make their future home.  Much happiness from their host of friends goes with

Mr. and Mrs. John Bell and daughter spent the weekend in Lexington.

Mrs. J.M. Dugger of Mayland, Tenn., is visiting Mrs. R. O. Lewis this week.

Misses Elsie and Mildred Cooper, Leona Harn and George Burgess attended Miss
Margaret Denny's party at Bronston Friday evening.

Miss Ruth Harvey is visiting her parents in Pisgah this week.

The Christmas celebrations both in the Methodist and Christian churches were
enjoyed by many.


Marshall McClure is going to spend Christmas with his father in Indiana.

Elgie Blevens and family are visiting relatives here.

Corbin Acton visited his sister, Mrs. Luther Hart, Saturday night.

Clarence Osborn visited friends in Eubank Sunday.

John York, of Etna, visited his brother, V.A. York, last week.

Chest Eubank visited J.W. Hart Sunday.


S.M. Durham had a sale Dec. 16.  They will make their future home in Ohio.

Doretta Mills is very ill with typhoid fever.

Mr. and Mrs. Zollie Tarter were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wess Tarter Friday

Mrs. Evie Norfleet, of Illinois, is visiting her father, Mr. Jim Gaines.

The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore Floyd has been very ill with
whooping cough, but is improving.

Clarence Tarter of Indiana is visiting friends here.

Melroe Tarter has returned home from Illinois.


Samuel Muse, who is attending the Olivet University, at Olivet, Ill., is
spending the Christmas vacation at home.

Chester Brock and family spent Wednesday with C.M. Brown.

Rev. C.C. Burton and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a fine boy -

Bannie Epperson is spending the Christmas holidays at home.

Mary Fitzgerald spent the first of the week with Mrs. Virginia Jasper of

The teachers of Pole Bridge, Marv Fletcher and Chloe Hopper, are spending the
Christmas holidays at home.

Miss Edith Taylor visited at Mrs. Mollie Muse's Wednesday night.

Valley Oak.

Mrs. Martha Farmer is spending a few days with her daughter Mrs. Boyd Noe.

Ray Bobbitt left recently for Ohio to work.

Elija Helton of Dayton, Ohio, spent the Christmas holidays with his mother.

Wallace Ping and family of Dabney, spent Wednesday night at Tom Buchanan's.

Mrs. John Hansford and children spent Thursday with her father, H.H.

Wallace Phelps and wife spent Thursday night at J.H. McKinney's.

Misses Rebecca and Helen McKinney were visitors at Wallace Phelps during

Mike Noe and family will leave soon for Dayton, Ohio.

D.B. Wyrick and wife spent Christmas with H.H. Buchanan.

Thos. Buchanan and family visited at Wallace Ping's Tuesday night.

L.B. Phelps left recently for Indiana to visit his children.

Ella Randall visited Maud Price last week.

Eli Saylor spent Sunday at W.C. Wyrick's.

Pleasant Hill.

Mrs. John Hines is slowly improving from a severe attack of typhoid fever.

Miss Mable Hopper has returned home from a few week's visit with friends at

Misses Telitha Ashley, Clara and Lucy Girdler, Messrs Earnest Holder, Arvine
Phelps, Willie Ashley and George Girdler spent Christmas at the home of Tom

Mr. and Mrs. Emery Girdler were called to Somerset Friday by the death of her
brother-in-law, Mr. Martin Dugger.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Scales of Cincinnati spent the holidays with relatives

Willie Fisher and Miss Jene Miller of Burnside were married last Wednesday. 
We wish them joy through life.

Jess Garner of Indiana spent last week with friends here.

Lewis Royson was called to Cincinnati last week by the serious illness of his

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Leigh and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Leigh, of New Castle, Ind.,
spent the holidays with relatives here.

Miss Vinnia Vanover returned to her home at Pine Knot last Friday.


Sidney Cooper of Worley spent last week with his father C.C. Cooper.

Archie Blevins and Chester Adams went to Cincinnati Sunday to find work.

Mrs. Ida Dick and daughter Hazel are able to be up again after several weeks'

Several from here attended the Christmas entertainment at Ansel school house.

Martin Hays who is working at Cincinnati, spent Christmas with homefolks.

Gid Jasper and family gave a play last Saturday night to the young people who
are at home on a vacation.  Several were present and all report a nice time.

Ansel Adams is working for Hoy McClure of Somerset.

Miss Belle Blevins is visiting homefolks.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Roy and son Chester, Mr. Lon Roy and family and Mrs. Nannie
spent Christmas at W.M. Roy's at Bethlehem.

Cleophus Cline has returned home from Bloomington, Ind., where he has been
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Cline.

A.J. Adams visited his brother-in-law Alex Higgins of Lincoln county last

A few of our young men attended the shooting match at Walter Adams of Mt.
Zion, Christmas.


A number of the boys came home last week to spend the holidays.

Ed Vaught and family started to New Castle, Ind., Friday to make their future

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nelson and children spent Christmas with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Elisha Griffin.

Chas. Surber spent Christmas day with his sister, Mrs. W.N. Griffin at this

Mrs. Lela Doolin visited at A.W. Surber's last Sunday.

Dovie, the little daughter of W.H. Griffin, is recovering from an attack of
measles and whooping cough.


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