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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, February 13, 1920.
Soldiers From Famous First Division Are in the City on a Recruiting Trip. The First Division was the first to reach France, the first to engage in battle and the last to return to America. This week Pulaski county has the honor of entertaining a detachment of these boys who are here on a recruiting trip. First Lieutenant Kluss is in charge of the boys and they are as fine a looking body of men as you will see anywhere. A nation wide drive is on now for the regular army - the peace time army. Opportunities are offered to all men between the ages of 18 and 55 to get both an education and learn a trade.
It is not
all drill and work in the army now. It is school
and recreation. This special party now in Somerset
have a quantity of captured German war material,
consisting of machine guns, rifles, artillery fire
control instruments and signal equipment. The party
consists of eleven expert men in demonstrating this
equipment which is located on the Public Square.
The party leaves here Sunday for Jackson. The
purpose of this party is not only to get recruits but to
make the people understand the peace time program of the
army. Most parents see the army only as a fighting
machine. This army in peace times is an institution
of learning. It is a place where every man can get
an education from the boy who can not read and write to
Makes Team. News has been received here that John Cooper, who is attending school at Yale, has made the Yale basketball team and is playing in all the big games. This is quite an honor for John and also for Somerset.
Five Killed and
Fifteen Wounded When Mob Makes Attempt To Get Negro
Gragg. Word has been received here of the death of Charlie Gragg, formerly of this city, at St. Louis, Missouri. He died Friday morning, February 6, of pneumonia following influenza. He was the son of the late H.H. Gragg and was 42 years of age. He is survived by a wife, who was formerly Miss Dean McQuarry, of this county, and three children, besides three sisters, Misses Ida, Mary, and Viola Gragg of this city.
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remains of Sergeant Elmer Lair, who died at Camp Alfred
Dies. Mr. W.E. Gastineau, a well known and
respected citizen of near Welborn, died Monday night of
paralysis. He was about 55 years of age and leaves
a wife and several children. Funeral and burial
took place at Eaden yesterday.
In Bad Fix. Six out of the seven telephone operators at the office of the Gainesboro Telephone Co., are in bed sick with the "flu." Mr. Moore has only one regular employee at the switch board and unless he can get relief soon he will have to close up shop. It is surely a serious situation.
Pulaskian Pays Journal a High Compliment. To the
Editors of The Journal: I was a resident of Pulaski
county for thirty-four years, and
thirty years of that time I resided at Science Hill. I am seventy-six years of age and am enjoying good health. In 1918, I moved to Ludlow and am living
with my son, who has a good position with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Co.
I take your paper and have noticed for some time the very great improvement n the news. In all these thirty-five years it is the best paper I have seen
published in Somerset. I not only read the great amount of news, but even enjoy reading the "ads" in The Journal. I feel like the businessmen of Pulaski county should stand by you, for you are publishing a paper that reflects great credit on the old county of Pulaski. I see from your paper
that Joe Gibson has been chosen as one of the men to help manage the Democratic party. This was a wise selection. I hope the correspondent at
Science Hill will continue to write and furnish all the news to your paper, so that I may keep posted on what my old friends are doing where I lived so long. I see that nearly everybody is getting on the Governor's staff as colonel except my good old friend, C.M. Langdon, our County Court Clerk, but
I am expected to hear of his appointment at any time, for he is a most deserving fellow. Very truly yours, T.F. Vallandingham.
Estate transfers. V.B. Stone sold last week his
residence on Hawkins avenue to R.L. Johnson for a
handsome sum and purchased of Judge B.J.
Buys House. Chas. Catron has purchased from Elmer Hail his home on North Maple street and moved to is this week. Mr. Hail moved to the Sears farm which he recently purchased.
Plant To Open Here. Mr. Jones Makes Arrangements to
bottle Coca-Cola. Somerset is to have a
manufacturing and distributing plant for
Coca Cola. Mr. Stephen Jones has made all the necessary arrangements and hopes to be able to open up soon. Mr. Jones will own the plant and operate it. He comes to Somerset highly recommended as a thorough business man. He
is from Texas. The building formerly occupied by the Somerset Laundry on East Mt. Vernon St. will be used. The plant will be up to date in every particular and will represent an investment of about $25,000.00. Mr. Jones has all the territory north to Junction City south to the Tennessee line,
east to the L&N railroad and west to Russell county. In addition to manufacturing Coca Cola, Mr. Jones will bottle several soft drinks. Mr. and
Mrs. Jones are at the Colyer House and Somerset welcomes them as permanent residents.
He Beats Smith. The Journal last
week said that Mr. J.B. Smith of Ruth had the champion
butter cow in the county, but we will have to take it
back. Mr. S.W. Todd, of Delmar, was in the office
this week and says that he owns a fine jersey and made
302 pounds of butter in nine months. This does not
Buys and Sells Farm.
Capt. C.A. Mercer and W.T. Cox bought a farm of Am Parks,
near Science Hill, a few days ago at $26.00 per acre and
sold same to
Buys Farm. S.D. Newell
has purchased the L.A. Gover farm near Ferguson and
Appointed P.M. Green Wesley has been appointed postmaster at Mangum, Pulaski county, according to a message from Washington.
For Sale. Three Ford cars all in good running condition. Also sell Lee Puncture Proof tires. Virgil Bobbitt. Phone 10.
Sells Residence. The May
Realty Company of this city sold for Mrs. Victor Thurman
her residence on Ohio street to Mr. Christopher Price
County Court. Monday was the first day of Circuit Court and County Court dayalso. Very little business was transacted in County Court. No wills were probated. A few road cases were tried. On account of bad weather there was a small crowd in town.
Pulaski County Bar Association
Meets. Pulaski County Bar Association at called
session met at office of Judge James Denton, Saturday,
January 31st, 1920. Meeting called to order by
president M.L. Jarvis. Election of officers being
in order, the following were nominated and unanimously
elected: Judge H.C. Kennedy, President; J.R. Cook,
Vice President; W.O. Hays, Secretary and Treasurer.
Ex-President Jarvis vacated the chair in
of Flu. The "flu" seems to be on the
increase in Somerset and many new cases are
reported. It seems however to be in a lighter form
than last year
and there have been few deaths. It is well for all our citizens to take every precaution.
To Prevent Flu and Colds. Three
Rules You Should Observe. 1. Sleep 8 hours,
with windows wide open. 2. Eat wisely, exercise
regularly, don't worry. 3. Avoid crowds and
persons having colds.
Diploma From French Government
Will Be Presented To Pulaski Next of Kin.
She was a woman
possessed of a beautiful character and to know her was to
love her. She united with the Methodist Episcopal
church in early life and had remained
Miss Helen Kopenhoffer is ill with the lagrippe.
V.B. Stone was in Mt. Vernon Monday on business.
Mrs. T.L. Swinford is spending several days in Lexington.
Mr. Drake Thompson spent several days in Paris last week.
Mr. John Offitt is confined to his home with a very severe cold.
Howard Selvidge was up from Burnside Monday on business.
Simcoe Dockery is spending several days in Louisville on business.
Arthur Joseph is spending several days in Cincinnati on business.
Col. Woodson May is able to be at his office after several days illness.
Judge James Denton has returned from Liberty where he attended court.
Col. L.B. Lowenthal has been in Knoxville, Tenn., this week on business.
Mr. R.L. Stearns of Stearns, Ky., was in the city Monday on business.
Eben Pettus has been ill this week and not able to be at his work at the
Col. John Slessinger is able to be at his place of business after several
Mrs. W.F. Schooler has been quite ill this week with a severe case of
Miss Dorothy Fulkerson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. H.K. Fulkerson, is quite sick.
Mrs. Sylvester Newton, Jr., of Lebanon, Ky., is visiting her parents here this week.
Several Republican politicians are in
Louisville today attending the Lincoln Banquet.
Mrs. I.C. Ramsey of Monticello
is visiting her daughters Mrs. S.A. Waddle and Mrs. R.B.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard King were
called to Lexington yesterday on account of the death of
Mrs. Kings' sister.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard King were
called to Lexington yesterday on account of the death of
Mrs. Kings' sister.
Rowan Saufley, of Stanford, one of the state's
prohibition enforcement officers, was here this week.
Manager Moore of the Gainesboro Telephone Co. has returned from a trip thru Wayne and McCreary.
Judge W.M. Flippin has returned from Mt. Vernon where he went to attend the opening of Circuit Court.
W.F. Meece of Bobtown was in Somerset Tuesday and renewed his subscription for the Journal another year.
James B. Williams spent several days in Lexington last week making arrangements to enter State University.
The friends of Wm. B. Gragg will regret to learn that he is confined to his house with a bad case of lagrippe.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Harkins are expected home this week from the East, where they have been buying goods.
Representative Gladstone Wesley spent several days at home this week during the adjournment of the legislature.
Misses Mary and Bert Roberts have returned from the East where they have spent several weeks buying spring millinery.
The Chautauqua Circle will meet with Mrs. J.M. Owens at her home on Maple street Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
There will be a dance tonight at the Laundry building in honor of the boys of the First Division who are in the city recruiting.
Mrs. R.E. Higgins is here from Danville to spend the week with her mother Mrs. A.W. Cain. Mr. Higgins was down for Sunday.
The Young Ladies Missionary Society of the First Methodist church will meet Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Miss Mable Clark.
W.J. Gilmore has sold his farm at the edge of town to Esquire Oscar Catron. Mr. Gilmore will move in town as soon as he can find property.
Claude Penneybacker, who is now located at Ashville, N.C., spent several days with his wife and children, who are with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mershon.
Major Jackson Morris of Pineville, Ky., has been in the city this week looking for a home. Mr. Morris has decided to locate in Somerset if he can find property.
H.M. Curll, manager of the H. Brooke Sale Veneer Co., of Burnside, which is successor to Chicago Veneer Co., was in Somerset Monday on business for his firm.
Bank Examiner, John B. Shenalt, of Richmond, Ky., has been in the city this week examining our National Banks. As usual he found them in find condition and flourishing.
Virgil Whittaker of Purdy, Mo., has returned home after a visit in this county. Mr. Whittaker owns a farm in this county and divides his time between Pulaski and his Missouri home.
Mrs. V.P. Smith left this week for Palm Beach, Florida, where she will spend a month. Judge Smith and his little granddaughter Virginia Waddle, will join Mrs. Smith next week.
Arthur Bradshaw who is attending State University, visited his parents last week. He was accompanied by his friend, Philip Edwards, of Owensboro, Ky., who is also a student at the University.
Judge B.J. Bethurum, who went to Mt. Vernon last week to hold court, has been confined to his room ever since he arrived with a severe cold. He is much better however and hopes to be able to open court next week.
News has been received here of the illness of Mrs. W.C. Elliston, of Covington. She is said to be in a very serious condition. Mrs. Elliston is a niece of Judge B.J. Bethurum of this city and made her home here for a number of years.
Ella Mae Waddle entertained with a Five Hundred party
Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Will Leonard of
Belfountain, Ohio, and Mrs. Sylvester Newton, Jr., of
Lebanon, Ky. There were three tables. Miss
Thelma Ferrell won the prize. Refreshments were
H.H. Minton, of Roberta, Tenn., was visiting old friends
in Somerset last Saturday and Sunday. Mr. Minton is
a member of the 12th Ky. Inft. And served in Co. F.
during the civil war. He is a good friend of the
Journal and always makes the Journal a call when he
Rev. Paddock, of Kansas City, Mo., preached at the Baptist church Sunday evening.
Miss. Savannah Anderson spent Saturday and Sunday with homefolks.
Singleton is very sick
Glenn Minter and wife have moved in our neighborhood.
Doc Gastineau still remains unconscious from a stroke of paralysis.
Among the visitors at Dr. T.M. Garner's Sunday were Mrs. J.H. McKinney, Mrs. J.H. Bobbitt, Mrs. H.H. Buchanan, and Mrs. Julia Helton.
W.J. Brinkley and wife were visiting relatives at Hazeldell Sunday.
Miss Lydia Buchanan visited Mrs. D.B. Wyrick Saturday.
D. Couch was called to Berea on account of the illness of his daughter.
Tom Eldridge has moved here from Laurel county.
Lula Noe and Maud Buchanan visited Lora Noe Sunday.
Harve Godby has
moved to his new home at Pleasant Hill.
Mitchell and Lindley were home this past week.
Mrs. Harry Wait has returned from Mansfield, Ohio.
?.E. Reneau of Burkesville was in town Wednesday and Thursday.
N.Y. Drake of Monticello was in town Thursday.
Mrs. E.A. Harn returned last Thursday from Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. John Golden was called from Somerset Thursday on account of the illness
of her daughter Nell.
Mr. Ed Higgins is in Lexington this week.
Mr. and Mrs. N.L. Taylor were in Cincinnati last week.
R.M. Feese editor of the Somerset
Journal was in town Saturday.
B.L. Ham has returned from
Miss Ruth Kelsay was in
died Sunday, after a long illness. His body was
laid to rest in the Hoosler cemetery Monday. He
will be greatly missed by his many
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