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February 18, 1921.

Big Raid Made On Buck Creek and Still Is Found In Cave.  No One Caught.  Deputy United States Marshal John Bash, Sheriff Weddle and Silas West went raiding last Monday night and found one of the biggest stills that has yet been located in this county.  It was nicely secreted in a big cave on Buck Creek and in order to get to it a rope ladder was used and a block and tackle let the material down to the operations.  The officers hunted all night and it was early morning before they were successful.  The owners had gone but there was plenty of evidence that they had only been gone a short time.  Over 200 gallons of mash, meal, corn, barley, and everything necessary to successfully run a still was found.  The capacity of the still was 800 gallons.  The officers feel that they have made a very important find as much trouble has been registered from this section of the county.  It is said that a great deal of the moonshine sold in Somerset has been coming from this still.  The outfit was destroyed.

Moonshining Going On In Eastern Part Of The County, Says Letter To The Journal.  The Journal is in receipt of the following letter from Mr. W.Q. Jones, a good citizen of the eastern end of the county:  Somerset Journal, Somerset, Ky., Gentlemen:   I notice you have had several articles in your paper about moonshining in the county and also about bootlegging.  Well, I live in Eastern Pulaski, way up the river, and I want to say that heeps of it is going on up this way.  We never see any officers up here.  I hear they are afraid to come this way.  I don't know for certain but if the officers will spend a few days up this way I will bet they could find a half dozen stills going.  We have plenty of drunk people.  They are wild when they get some of that moonshine.  One trouble I think is that juries do not give the people tried before them the limit of law.  Every man who violates the law should be given the limit.  I notice Judge Bethurum says he is going after them.  Hurrah for you Judge.  Let's have a clean county.  Say, Mr. Editor, the roads out this way are awful.  The people here can't get to town.  Judge Tartar is a good Judge and the people here would all be for him if he would give us better roads.  Yours for success. W.Q. Jones,   P.S., I am a Democrat.  Let's put out a good ticket this time

Fair Store Incorporates And Is Under New Management.  Old Employees Will Remain.  The Fair Store, formerly owned by Mr. Israel Harkins, has been incorporated and will be known in the future as The Fair Co., Incorporated.  Owners of the new corporation have taken complete charge and promise the people of Somerset one of the most modern and up-to-date dry goods stores in Central Kentucky.  The incorporators are: Mr. John A. Stevie, of Covington, Ky., president.  Mr. Stevie is associated with a large wholesale dry goods house and is also engaged in the retail dry goods business in Covington and Newport, Ky., under the firm name of The Luhn & Stevie Co.  Mr. Elmer A. Stevie, his son, will be vice president of the new firm and will take an active part in conducting same.  Mr. Byron D. Gates, secretary, has been engaged in the dry goods business for a number of years, will also take an active part in the management of the new firm.  Mr. Israel Harkins, who is well known throughout this community, will be treasurer of the firm, but will take no active part in same.  Mr. Harkins, on account of poor health, has left Somerset for Ashville, North Carolina.  He hopes his many friends and customers will continue their generous patronage as in the past and takes this opportunity to thank one and all for the many favors extended him during his business career in Somerset.  Miss Mamie Miles and Mr. Morris Harkins have returned from their trip to the wholesale markets after completing purchase of entire new line of merchandise.  These goods will arrive this week and will soon be ready for your inspection.  Miss Bert Roberts, who is now in the New York market, writes that she has about completed purchasing a most beautiful line of suits and dresses.  Judging from some of the early arrivals we can assure the people of Somerset that it will pay them to wait and inspect these lines before purchasing elsewhere.  We feel that the public will be interested to know that the personal of the old firm will remain the same.  Miss Ella Woodward, Miss Mary Roberts, Miss Bert Roberts, Miss Mamie Miles, Miss Gertrude Mason, Miss Josephine Mason, Miss Verda Hamilton, Miss Trimble, Mr. Howard Frohman, Mr. Junius Harkins, and Mr. Morris Harkins.  All have been associated with The Fair for a number of years and extend an invitation to their many friends to visit them at the old stand.  The main purpose of incorporating The Fair Store is expansion.  We will endeavor at all times to handle the most complete line of dry goods, notions, ladies and children's wearing apparel, fancy goods, shoes, etc., in Somerset.  The Fair Co., believes in organization, efficiency and progress.  We want to be an organization for co-operation; we want you to feel that this is your store.  We extend you an invitation to visit us, and earnestly solicit your patronage.  The Fair Co., Inc.

Magistrate S.M. Hargis.

  The Journal is authorized to announce S.M. Hargis a candidate for Jailer of Pulaski County subject to the
action of the Republican voters at the primary August 2nd.  Mr. Hargis has served the county as Magistrate from the Seventh Magisterial District two terms.  One term under Judge N.L. Barnett and is now finished up a term under Judge Tartar.  His services have been most satisfactory and he has had at all times the best interests of the county at heart.  Mr. Hargis is a son of the late Wm. Hargis, who was a Union soldier and one of the county's leading citizens.  His mother and father are both dead.  He lives at Hail, Ky.  Mr. Hargis has been a life-long Republican and has always been active in the interests of the Republican nominees.  He is a good business man and has the qualifications necessary to make a good jailer.  (Adv.)

Capitalists Buy 27,000 Acres of Laurel County Land Located On Rockcastle River.   The following article about a big sale of coal land in Laurel County will be read with interest by Pulaskians as the land adjoins Pulaski County and is located on Rockcastle River.  We might say that several deals are pending for coal property in this county which will mean much to our people if they go through.  There are always some people who want to hold everybody up, when they think they have a chance, and may lose themselves and Pulaski County many dollars by their acts.  London, Ky. Feb. 10 - Development of
Southwestern Kentucky will be (word missing) the rich mining and timber industry launched this year along much broader lines than have ever been attempted before.  This become known today when agents for the Tidewater and Western Coal Company, a $6,000,000 Delaware Corporation, composed mainly of Ohio and West Virginia capitalists, who have been here for several days, reported that they have just closed a deal for 27,000 acres of coal and timber lands on Rockcastle River and Sinking Creek, in the southeastern part of Laurel County.  These lands, the richest in coal, oil and timber, in the Kentucky mountains, have been held for years without development by the Castle Craig Coal Company.  The new purchasers plan early development of the property in coal, oil and timber, which will require the building of a branch railroad from the southeastern part of the county to connect with the main line of the L&N, either here or at some point between here and Corbin.  Like in other Eastern Kentucky counties, the mountains of Laurel County are fairly bulging with coal and oil and valuable timber stands as a covering for the surface.  Development has been lacking for years, to lack of railroad facilities for moving the output.  Now that transportation facilities have improved, capitalists are swarming to the mountains and there is no telling what the future holds in store for the holders of property in this section of the state.  Population is increasing by leaps and bounds and with excellent train service between here and Louisville, the metropolis of the state, there is no telling what will take place in the way of development the next ten years.  The land deal today was the largest that has been made in this section of the state for years, and is only a forerunner of what may be expected within the next few months.  Mountain people are optimistic for the future, believing that an era of great prosperity for Kentucky and especially the Kentucky mountains is just ahead.

Colored Deaths.  Ida Manse, one of the most highly respected colored women of Somerset, died at her home on Vine Street Wednesday night. Ida was well known among the white people of Somerset and was well thought of.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and an active worker in all its departments.  She was the daughter of "Aunt" Countefee Owens.

Elected Supt.  Mr. Paul Dexheimer was elected Assistant Superintendent of the Christian Church Sunday School last Sunday.  Mr. J.R. Cook is Superintendent.  With two such good men the Sunday School should grow as never before.  Mr. Cecil Williams took Mr. Dexheimer's place as Secretary of the Bible Class.  Mr. Stephen Jones was elected Assistant Secretary.

Up In Flames.  Mr. T.V. Ferrell, the clothing man, had the bad luck last Tuesday to have $425 burned up.  Mr. Ferrell dropped the wallet from his
pocket and the colored boy sweeping did not notice the valuable roll and swept it up with the trash and put it in the stove.  Some of the money was in checks and Mr. Ferrell will recover this but the loss will be over $300.

Delegates Elected.  Crescent Lodge No. 60, Knights of Pythias, at their last meeting elected the following delegates to the Grand Lodge, which meets in Lexington in June:  J.F. Hines, W.C. Norfleet, R.C. Tartar, J.G. Munsey, J.E. Lawhorn, W.L. Hudson, George Orwin, C.H. Lewis, Jessie Knight, and M.F. Gossett.

Will Celebrate.  Mr. and Mrs. William L. Cowan have issued invitations to the 50th anniversary of their wedding, which will be celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Elliott on Tuesday, the 22nd.

Political Notes.  W.A. Kinne, of Stearns, has announced for State Senator from the McCreary, Pulaski, Wayne and Whitley district, subject to the action of the Republican voters at the August primary.  Mr. Kinne formerly lived in Somerset, and he has legions of friends here who will be glad of an opportunity to vote for him.  No better qualified or higher class gentleman is to be found in the state.  The qualifications necessary to become a candidate for Tax Commissioner will eliminate many who would like to have the office.  So far there are only two announced candidates, Judge N.L. Barnette, and J.G. Adams.  Mr. Adams is the present Commissioner.  Republican and Democratic leaders alike are urging their respective parties to get out the best men available for members of the legislature.  The legislature in the past, of course with exceptions, has been a dumping ground for the lame, halt and blind.  This is a very important office and the people should select a man who at least knows the way to Frankfort.  C.I. Ross, candidate for sheriff, has been posing for the photographer for the past two weeks and if the people will watch the paper they will see why Mr. Ross was so careful to get a good picture.  What has become of the candidate who used to always have his picture printed on a card and hand it out to the voters?  It seems as if Commonwealth's Attorney W.N. Flippin will have no opposition for re-election.
 The other candidates are wishing they had the same luck.  "A Chip Off The Old Block."  Albert Hogue, son of the late Senator P. Hogue, has announced for State Senator from this district.  He wants to fill out the unexpired term of his father.  He lives in Pine Knot.  The friends of Robert Warren are urging him to enter the race for Chief of Police.  Mr. Warren has given no intimation that he will do so, however.  "Moster," as he is known, would make a good Chief and would have a large following should he decide to enter.  Mr. L.F. Hubble has been mentioned as a probable starter in the race for State Senator in this district.  Mr. Hubble is a good citizen and would make a good Senator, but he will have to run some to beat "Al" Kinne.  It is being whispered around that Schuyler Hail will soon announce for State Senator from this district.  Seems as if the woods will be full of candidates for this office.

Sparks by Bildad.  We view "leg shows" and barefoot dancers with horror, yet look at the waists, skirts and stockings our daughters and sisters are wearing.  If an honest man is the noblest work of God, better keep your eye on the self-made man.  Young fellows like to court in the dark,  and after marriage they wish they'd used a lantern.  We wonder if the women candidates
will improve political tricks by kissing the men instead of the babies.  When you see a girl picking specks of stuff off a fellow' coat, you know what she thinks about him.  Few women change their style of hair dressing after the second baby arrives.  When you are crowing over that wonderful baby boy of yours, just remember that some day two people will insist that he isn't good enough to marry their daughter.  Some limbs of the family tree look good, thanks to short skirts.  A kettle full of boiling water sings, but unfortunately, man is not a kettle.  One look at the bride is enough to tell whether a man married for love or money.  Lots of people have plenty of aim in life, but the trouble is they don't know just when to shoot.  If you want to make sure whether a man is a Socialist, hand him $10,000 and tell him to divide it among his brethren.  There is a great deal printed you can't believe, especially on bottles.  You never see a woman buy a big pair of shoes in order to get the worth of her money in leather.  We used to talk about the clothes women wear.  Now we talk about what they don't wear.

Acting Governor.  Miss Emely Emmitt, stenographer in Governor Morrow's office, was acting Governor one day last week.  Governor Morrow was en route to new York, Lieut. Governor Ballard is in Florida.  The Governor's Secretary was sick in bed and President of the Senate Chas. Harris was unable to come to Frankfort.  Governor and Mrs. Morrow will be in New York for about ten days.

Wants Tariff To Protect American Industry On China Eggs.  J.K. Ashley Writes.  Somerset Journal, Somerset, Ky., Gentlemen:  Last week I shipped three egg case machines for export to the New York agency of The Tupman Thurlow Co., Importers of China Eggs.  In filling this order I have some conscientious scruples in aiding and abetting competition to the American man who has furnished me with a nice business for several years in the sale of from two to three hundred Egg Case Machines.  Eggs are now coming in considerable quantities from China to the Pacific Coast States.  At first large lots of some three years previous did not compare favorably with the domestic stock; being off in grade, package and proper refrigeration, but our wide awake importers are after the cheap China eggs and have installed up-to-date refrigeration service on regular liners plying between China and the Pacific Coast States, substituting the regulation American package and closely grading the stock which has recently compared favorably with domestic stock.  To my mind, the American man should be protected by a straight up protective tariff, not that our product is one of the infant industries but is a universal industry of the whole American people.  Unlike so many of our overgrown corporations that have monopolized so many lines under a protective tariff until the Republican party even became ashamed of them.  The product of the American man is of a magnitude very little understood by the rank and file of our people and I could quote you statistics that would sound incredulous. I have exported to Canada annually quite a number of machines but competition from this source is not detrimental as Canada has no great surplus after home consumption is supplied and those are exported to the mother country, leaving almost a level in price to the United States and Canada.  Very truly yours, J.K. Ashley.

Women Candidates.  It is being whispered around the city that several women will offer for candidates for various city offices.  It is said that several have ambitions in that direction.

Old Subscriber.  Mr. F.K. Phelps, of Bent, one of the good old Democrats of the county, sent us his renewal this week.  Mr. Phelps is one of the Journal's oldest subscribers.  He started taking the paper when it was first published 26 years ago.  Mr. Phelps says he couldn't think of doing without the paper.

Store Robbed.  Mr. Jean V. Smith, receiver for U.P. Upchurch, received word Tuesday that thieves broke into the store at Whitley City and carried away quite a lot of goods.  Mr. Smith went to the scene with blood hounds.

Mt. Vernon Court.  The Mt. Vernon Signal in last week's issue said:  Circuit Court opened Monday with a record attendance.  The grand and petit juries
were empaneled and several cases were disposed of.  Judge Bethurum is waging his usual fight on the liquor traffic and gave very emphatic instructions to the grand jury to that end.  We feel confident that if the good people of the county were as much interested in the elimination of whiskey as Judge Bethurum, it would soon be hard to find in Rockcastle County.

Commonwealth Attorney Flippin is going after the bootleggers and moonshiners rough shod.  The people should stand by a man like this who is trying to do his duty.


Peculiar Announcement For County Judge Made by Rockcastle County Man.  The following peculiar announcement for County Judge was made by J.W. Rider of Mt. Vernon, Ky., in an advertisement that appeared in the Mt. Vernon Signal:  Good People, We Got 'Em.  A car load Flour, Lard and Coffee.  You want to get yours while the price is right to feed the babies on.  Going out of business:  Lost- My job as porter at the Rockcastle Hotel, Mollie's gone.  Looking for a job.  My understanding is that the stockholders in Rockcastle County meet this year to hire a county job.  I would like to have this job, not that I need the pay to raise the babies on but to help educate other people as I have been doing all my life.  I must be kept busy.  I can do a little bit of anything; I've hoboed; built railroads; worked on a farm; built turnpikes; built houses; garages; and, oh, you stock barn.  I have seen both sides of life, have mad whiskey and sold whiskey, got full of it and got others full; been in jail, been out of jail; been lied to and lied on, made some money, and lost some money, and given away more than I have lost.  Now when the day
comes round for the stockholders of this county to select the man they want to hire as county judge, think this matter over, and if you want to make a trade with Bill come in or send your proxies and they will be cast to satisfy your wishes.  Yours for business and the betterment of Rockcastle county.  J.W. Rider.

The State Takes Over Stanford Road And Will Resurface and Put It In Shape.  County Judge R.C. Tartar received word this week that the State Highway Department would take over the Stanford Pike for maintenance and would spend something like $20,000 on it this summer.  It is the intentions of the
department to resurface the entire road and fix it with a bituminous asphaltum.  The county will do the ditching.  Judge Tartar has had the matter up with the State for some time and it will be good news to our people to know that this work will be done.  Work will begin just as soon as the weather will permit and will be rushed to completion.  It is said that later on the state will take over other roads in the County.

Massey - Hughes.  Mr. Ed Massey and Miss Elsie Hughes both of this city, were married at Oneida, Tenn., Wednesday afternoon by County Judge B.W. Chambers.  Mrs. Massey was visiting her sister at Cumberland Falls and was met there Wednesday by Miss Estella Barnette and Mr. Massey and the party went to Oneida.  Mrs. Massey is the daughter of Mr. T.J. Hughes, a popular railroad engineer of Somerset.  She has many friends who wish her much happiness.  Mr. Massey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P.K. Massey and has been employed at the George P. Taylor Co., in this city.  They returned to Somerset Thursday.

King of Carnival.  "Bo" McMillan has been elected King of the Centre College Athletic Carnival which takes place in June.  "Bo" is one of the most popular
boys in school and has many friends here who send congratulations.

Selling Tobacco.  The Danville Messenger says: Mr. Wm. E. McAlister of Somerset came to Danville for the purpose of looking after the sale of 8,000 pounds of tobacco which he is selling in one of the local warehouses.

Buys Oil Property.  Mrs. A.J. Sears sold several oil leases in Allen County last week for a nice sum and leased about 400 acres in the heart of the Allen field.

They Walk Out.  It seems the prisoners at the State Reformatory just walk out whenever they get ready.  They have no trouble in escaping.  In the last year 56 have escaped from the road camps and the reformatory.  Twenty-two are still at large.

Bobbitt Candidate.  Mr. Virgil Bobbitt authorizes The Journal to announce him a candidate for Chief of Police of Somerset subject to the will of the voters at the November election.  Mr. Bobbitt says that he did not decide to enter the race until he was assured of a generous support.  His opponent is William Fitzpatrick, present Chief.

Expert Witness.  Attorney B.L. Waddle, of this city, was called to Louisville last week to testify as an expert in the Bingham Tax Case.  He attended the Lincoln Banquet Saturday night and returned home Sunday.

Red Cross Holds Meeting Tuesday And Fills Vacancies On the Executive Board.  The Executive Board of the Pulaski County Chapter, American Red Cross, met Tuesday afternoon and elected four new members to fill the vacancies caused by members moving from Somerset.  Those elected were Ralph E. Hill, L.E. Meece, Somerset; A.C. French, Burnside, and Hardin Sweeney, Science Hill.  The meeting was addressed by Miss Linda Neville, of Cleveland, Ohio, one of the field workers.  The matter of employing a secretary to handle the business of the Red Cross was discussed and the Board voted unanimously to allow $25.00 a month for this work.  A Disaster Committee was appointed composed of C.H. Talbot, O.G. Peterson and N.I. Taylor.   It was announced at
the meeting that there are 153 disabled ex-service men in the county.  The work of the Red Cross must be carried on in peace times as well as in war times.  There is much work to do and the local chapter is kept busy all the time helping soldiers who apply for assistance in different ways.  They help in getting compensation, vocational training, hospital service, and other things.  The work here has been most efficiently handled and the chapter is to be congratulated.

To Build.  Mr. V.D. Roberts has asked for a building permit to erect a residence on Maple St.  Mr. Roberts will begin work at once.  He is also thinking of erecting a three story business house on Mt. Vernon St.

Trial of Charles I.  The English History class of the Somerset High School had a mock trial of Charles I of England, on the 14th of February, in the History room.  An entire study period was devoted to the trial.  For several days previous to this the class had been preparing for the occasion by selection a jury, summoning witnesses and by appointing lawyers and judges. 
Herbert Carter, as Charles I, was brought in and questioned by Ivan Jackson, as President Bradshaw.  Charles refused to recognize the court and was taken
away.  The following witnesses were then questioned by Tom Tibbals, as Lawyer Cook: Edith Ashurst, John Pym; Edith Cundiff, Lord Montrose; Ruth Alexander, Bishop Buchanan; Jane Tibbals, John Hampton; Margaret Dungan, Jack Cade; Raymond Harkins, Oliver Cromwell.  The jury retired and Marshall Hail, as foreman of the jury, returned with the verdict of guilty.  President Bradshaw then pronounced the sentence, and Francis Peffer, as executioner, proceeded to do his duty.  (Charles is still living.)  Mr. and Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Owings were present and said they were satisfied with the sentence.  Visitors are always welcome and will find some very live work being done in the Somerset High School.  The students hope they will visit the classes.  The above is printed in the hope of enticing more inquiring visitors to come to school.  Frances Peffer.

Notice.  February 11, 1921.  By mutual consent, the business of the Thompson - Humble Stave & Lumber Co., is being settled up and we hereby notify all parties concerned that we will not be responsible for any contracts, sales or debts of any kind unless consent is given in writing signed by all four stockholders of this company, the signatures of whom appear hereto attached.  All parties holding just claims against this company must file same at our office in Somerset, Ky., on or before March 15th, 1921, after which time they will be barred by law.  (Signed) I.D. Thompson, A.R. Humble, Gertrude W.
Thompson, L.H. Humble.

Marriage Licenses.  Marriage Licenses have been issued from the County Clerk's office during the past week to the following eight couples:  Jesse W. Johnson, 35, to Lucy Miller, 25; Ossee D. Rogers, 18, to Sallie M. Leese, 18; Jasper B. Inabnit, 20 to Rosabell Woodall, 19; Achilles Sadler, 20, to Pearl Denham, 20; Gordon  F. Bowlin, 19, to Ella Trimble, 17; Ottis Chaney, 18 to Florence Randall, 19; Ansel Osborne, 39, to Mary Elizabeth Gooch, 31; Ira Muse, 30, to Gladys Floyd, 22.

Hospital Notes.

Mrs. Alice Trimble returned home Tuesday night.

Miss Alta Martin is getting along very nicely and will be able to return to her home at Stearns soon.

Miss Bertha Hamilton went to Yamacraw Sunday to nurse for Dr. Sievers.

Dr. Sievres brought little two years old Alice Adkins to the hospital Tuesday, where the left leg was amputated Tuesday night.

Mrs. Carl Love is getting along very nicely and will return home soon.

Geo. Davis was operated on last Saturday and had a piece of shrapnel removed from his arm.

Elbert Stevens who was brought from Pine Knot last Thursday shot through the abdomen, died Tuesday night.

Roscoe Wilson came Monday and had one of his eye balls removed Tuesday.  He had accidentally been shot in the eye.

W.R. Burton is suffering very badly with a broken arm and dislocated shoulder.

Crawford Denton still remains very sick.

Davis Aster of Eubank was brought to the hospital last Friday and is in a very serious condition.

Newton Boyatt returned to Stearns Sunday.


 

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