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February 25, 1921.

Narrow Escape For Couple Driving A Team At Science Hill.  Hit By Fast Passenger.  Oscar Godby, a well known farmer of the Science Hill neighborhood, and Ben Hines, 12 years of age, had a narrow escape from death last Tuesday about noon when fast passenger train No. 1 hit the wagon in which they were riding.  The team was instantly killed and the wagon partly demolished, but the occupants were not hurt.  The accident occurred at the crossing at Science Hill.  Mr. Godby had stopped to let a north bound freight train pass and did not see the approaching passenger train as he drove onto the crossing.  Mr. Godby claims that the passenger train did not blow for the crossing and as the freight train was in the way he could not see the other train approaching.  The several railroad crossings at Science Hill are very dangerous and quite a number of accidents have occurred there.

Court Opens Monday With All Officials At Post.  Strong Charge By Bethurum. 
Monday was the first day of the February term of Circuit Court.  All the officials were at their post of duty ready for a strenuous five weeks grind.  Although the weather was extremely bad the court room was filled with spectators and those summoned to appear.  Court was opened with prayer by Rev. W.G. Montgomery, Pastor of the First Christian Church.  The first order of business was the selection of a grand jury and the following men are chosen: M.L. Gover, Foreman, J.D. Pyles, John Fitzpatrick (colored), Sam Burton, Jas. Jones, Fount Beatty, Wesley Colyer, W.J. Debord, Mitchell Wesley, Dock Finley, Jas. Hudson and J.M. Shadoan.  This is one of the best grand juries that has been empanelled and some good work is expected from them.  Petit Jury No. 1 - M.B. Meece, Joe Bray, A.M. Adams, L.H. Farmer, Mrs. Hattie Adams, George McDonald, L. Hall, John Hargis, Elworth Barton and C.M. Hargis.  This is the first time in the history of the county that a woman has been selected for jury service.  Petit Jury No 2. - Stella M. Griffith, Matt Floyd, L.G. Cundiff, J.M. Hardgrove, Brent Gossett, C. Ramsey, Geo. Merriott, Joe Clark, Cudy Roberts, E.B. Hill, and Chas. Dobkins.  Extra. Dock Wesley, W.C. Barnett, W.A. Edwards, Bob Humble, Dudley Cole and J. Mercer.  This is a good petit jury and will make a splendid record.  Two murder cases are set for this term of court.  The Hansford case for killing the McKinney's which resulted in a hung jury last court, and the case of Stella Cato for killing a girl at Tateville.  The Hansford case was started Wednesday and the Cato case is set for Monday.  The charge of Judge Bethurum was one of the strongest ever heard in the court room.  He urged the grand jury to summon all the witnesses they thought would be able to give evidence of violations of the law and he also asked the cooperation of the citizens of the county.  He said that crime could only be diminished by the help and sentiment of the public.  Judge Bethurum said that he had been informed that there was gambling going on in Somerset and other places in the county.  He urged the jury to indict all persons running any kind of a gambling device.  Any game of chance or gambling, the Judge said. The attention of the provisions of the new prohibition act were cited.  It provides, said Judge Bethurum, that it shall be unlawful to manufacture, sell, barter, give away, or keep or sale, or transport, spirituous, malt or intoxicating liquors, except for medicinal purposes.  Judge Bethurum said that he was deeply grieved over conditions throughout the county.  He said that church services and other gatherings were being disturbed and broken up by drunken ruffians.  He said that liquor seemed to be plentiful in the county.  He said that there must be no let up until the guilty were punished.  If the grand jury will follow the advice of Judge Bethurum and secure indictments against those who are responsible for the crime in this county they will have rendered a great service.



Baptist Revival.  A revival will begin at the First Baptist Church on Sunday, March 6th. Rev. M.E. Dodd, of Shreveport, La., pastor of one of the largest
churches in that city, will conduct the meeting.  Rev. Dodd comes to Somerset with a reputation as one of the best pulpit orators in the South.  He will no doubt be greeted with large audiences.  He will be assisted by Chas. Butler, of Georgia, who was formerly Bill Sunday's soloist and considered one of the greatest singers and choir leaders in the country.  An invitation is extended to all the people of Somerset to attend these services

McDonald Injured.  The Danville Advocate says:  Thad McDonald received a very painful injury in the game last night, when his left shoulder was dislocated.
 The shoulder was immediately set in place by physicians, and it is believed that it will be several days before Mr. McDonald can play again.  About two years ago, McDonald had the same shoulder dislocated in a game of football between Somerset High School and K.M.L. and for that reason has not been playing football, but it was hoped he would be able to take part in all the basketball games.  Thad's many friends hope he will soon be back in line.

Redistrict County Into Magisterial Districts.  Order Made By Judge Tartar.  County Judge R.C. Tartar made an order last Monday, County Court day, for the redistricting of the county into magisterial districts.  On account of the large number of women voters and the new census this was made necessary.  The Court appointed Jonas Buchanan, Hickory Nut, Earl Tartar, Faubush, and John Cottingin, Burdine, as a committee to do the work and report to the Court.  It is not known whether the number of magistrates will be increased or the districts made larger.  Since the women have the right of suffrage it has been necessary to make many changes in the precincts of the county.

Somerset Boy Now In California Interested In Centre College Football Team.  The Journal has just received a copy of a California paper in which our old friend "Tead" Hines talks about football and the "good old days" when Somerset had a winning team.  The following is the article:  Football enthusiasts all over the nation stand today in wonder at the showing made by Centre College at Danville, Kentucky, against Harvard on last Saturday.  And while many lovers of the sport have discussed the feat of Captain McMillan
and his team from the little blue grass school, none are so interested as Walter K. Hines, employee of the California Associated Raisin Company here.  Back in "high school days" at the little town of Somerset, Kentucky, they had the champion state football team for three years.  Prominent members of that team on their graduation went to Centre, where the war found Mr. Hines, a team mate and buddie of McMillian and his crew.  Five boys from the Somerset school went to Centre in a body.  Among them were Hines, all-star Kentucky and three years in succession, and McMillan, the "Praying Colonel."  At the end of the war the other boys all went back to Centre, while Hines came to California.  For the past six weeks Manager Hughie Tout has exhausted every effort to get Hines out to practice.  The boy was working hard, and he'd lost interest in the old game.  But with the coming of the news of Saturday's game, Hines' feet began to itch for the feel of the leather calks, and he changed his mind.  Tonight Hines is expected out to practice, and Manager Tout's problem of the other end opposite Randall Matignon has been solved.  He will doubtless be seen in action in the game with Reedley next Sunday.

Farm News.  The farmers of Bronston community have agreed to take steps in improving their types of corn to demonstrate the worth of tankage as a hog food, and the value of a balanced ration for feeding hens.  Mrs. Jno. Newell is the leader in poultry work.  Mr. O.B. Newell is leader in hog feeding demonstration.  Mr. J.F. Denney, Mr. J.P. Newell and Mr. J.D. Saunders are leaders in corn improvement work.  It is the intentions of these leaders to demonstrate the worth of the better methods of stock and poultry feeding, and of corn growing.  Mr. L.C. Keyes was very much surprised when he received a check for $272.00 for his tobacco that grew on less than an acre of land.  His tobacco was properly cared for, and not crowded in the barn.  His highest price was 37 cents per pound, and lowest was 8 cents per pound.  Mr. Ed Lewis received an average of 17 cents per pound for 1,500 pounds of tobacco that he grew on two acres of land on the farm of W.C. Wilson and an average of 20 cents for 1,900 pounds grown on his farm.

Whiskey As "Cure-All."  Some Amusing Prescriptions Unearthed By Chief
Inspector Porter.  Lexington, Ky. - Whiskey, alias spirits frumenti, is now a remedy for mule kicks, infected fingers, injured arms, general debility, sprained ankles, valvular heart trouble and many other aliments of more or less severity, according to J. Sherman Porter, chief inspector of the Prohibition Enforcement Department of Kentucky.  Mr. Porter today made public some of the excuses given for issuing prescriptions for whiskey by some of the score or more of physicians who his department has tried during the past year on charges of misusing the privilege.  Some of the more amusing prescriptions read as follows:  kicked by mule, teaspoonful spirits frumenti every three hours; recovering from infected knee, one pint whiskey; general debility, one pint spirits; infected finger, tablespoonful spirits frumenti three times daily; arm injured cranking automobile, teaspoonful every three hours frumenti; sprained ankle, tablespoonful every three hours.

Will Probated.  The Will of Seth Mofield was probated in County Court Monday.
Executors Notice.  Notice is hereby given to all persons having claim against the estate of Seth Mofield, to file same with one or the other of us at Hogue, Ky., or with Wm. M. Catron at his law office in Somerset, Kentucky, properly proven and all persons indebted to the estate of said decedent will please call and settle said debts.  G.A. Flinn and C.C. Flinn.  Executors Will of Seth Mofield.

All For Bethurum.  The editor of the Signal talked with the people generally during the term of court just concluded, with the view of getting the sentiment in the coming race for circuit judge.  From what we learned during court, and from what we already knew as to conditions in the county, the Signal gives as its opinion that Judge Bethurum will sweep this county and secure practically every vote that will be cast at the coming election.  The people all say that they propose to stand by Judge Bethurum for many reasons, prominent among which is, that he is a good Republican, and they know that well.  This county will not back any other kind of a candidate.  Judge Bethurum was born and reared in this county.  He practiced law here till he removed to Somerset in 1906.  He has always been popular among his old friends and neighbors, and it seems that he is more so now than at any time in his whole life.  He has made a fine record on the bench, and the people say it is not good business to trade a good trusty horse for one that has not been tried; that it is best to hold on to the one that has proven his worth.  He is sober and honest and has always been.  He has always been on the right side of all moral questions, and these things are well known by the folks here.  He is a self made man.  He labored with his hands and earned the means with which he paid for his education, and the people here know of his struggles in early life.  He deserves much for what he is, and what he has accomplished.  From The Mt. Vernon Signal of February 18.  - Advertisement

Owens.  Mr. Tom Owens of Ferguson died at his home last Saturday night.  He was buried at Oak Hill Monday.  He was 76 years of age.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and a highly respected citizen.

Marriage Licenses.  Only two marriage licenses were issued during the past week.  They were: Charlie Foyster Simms, 25, to Laura Belle Gibson, 25; Isaac
Newton Vaught, 26, to Ophia Adams, 22.

Is A Mistake.  Our Trimble correspondent reported last week that E.L. Burton and wife were off for a visit to Illinois.  Mr. Burton writes The Journal that this is a mistake and that he had not contemplated a visit to Illinois.  We are glad to make the correction.

Dutton.  Crawford Dutton, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dutton, deceased, died at the Somerset Sanitarium Monday night after an illness of about three months.  The cause of his death was spinal meningitis.  He was 21 years of age.  Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Montgomery.  Interment followed in the City Cemetery.  Crawford was a young man whom everyone liked.  He had been employed at the Somerset Hardware Co., and by his courteous manner had made many friends. He
leaves eight brothers and sisters.

Gooch - Linthicum.  Miss Verna Gooch of this city, and Mr. E.A. Linthicum of Ludlow, were married in Covington, Ky., on last Friday, February 18th.  Miss
Gooch is a daughter of Mrs. Laura Gooch of this city and is an attractive and accomplished young lady.  Mr. Linthicum is a valued employee of the Southern Railway.  Immediately after the ceremony the couple left for California via New Orleans.  They will return via Salt Lake City, Omaha and Chicago; returned about the 15th of March.  They will reside at Ludlow.

Wireless Station.  D.S. Gooch, the cross tie man, has a real wireless outfit in his home and is of sufficient power to send and receive messages in all parts of the U.S.  He says that he has been able on few occasions to hear a station in Germany.  Mr. Gooch has installed this expensive outfit for his own pleasure and passes away his evening by copying messages from all parts of the country.  Mr. Gooch is an expert wireless operator and was offered an instructor's position during the war.

Silvers.  Mr. John Perry Silvers, 75 years of age, an old soldier and highly respected citizen, died at his home on Bourne Ave. last Tuesday.  Funeral services were held at the home yesterday and interment followed in the city cemetery.  Mr. Silvers had lived in the county most all of his life but moved to Somerset about a year ago.  He leaves a wife and four children.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.  Mr. Silvers was a member of the First Kentucky Cavalry during the Civil War.

Miss May Here.  Miss Stella May, of Frankfort, has been in the city this week shaking hands with the voters.  Miss May is a candidate for Country Court Clerk.  She now has a position in Frankfort with the Workmen's Compensation Board.  Miss May has been a Deputy Clerk for a number of years and is familiar with the details of the office.  She will make an active campaign and visit all parts of the county.

Take Shrine.  The following from Somerset took the Shrine at Lexington Tuesday: Tom Catron, Will Curtis, T. Reams, Everett Tucker, Tom Silvers, Dennie Gooch, Mark Converse, and Sam McCormick.  They were accompanied by the following members: B.L. Waddle, L.B. Lowenthal, J.A. Cassada, Paul Dexheimer, E.M. Pettus, Sam Farrell, Harry Jeffrey and J. Offutt.

Sells Home.  Miss Ora Enoch sold her home on Maple St. to Mr. A.P. New, Road Master for the Southern Railway.  She will give possession on March 1st.

Freeman.  Miss Marguerite Freeman died at her home on Monticello St., Tuesday morning, after a protracted illness.  She was over 90 years of age.  Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Hunter, pastor of the First Baptist Church, of which she was a member.  Interment followed in the City Cemetery. She leaves two sisters, one with whom she had been living and who is 97 years of age, and Mrs. Phelps of Detroit, Mich.  In her young days Miss Freeman taught school in Somerset and many of the older citizens here now were her pupils.

Love.  Joe Love, known by his friends as "Big Joe," died at his home in this city last Sunday after a short illness.  He was 54 years of age.  Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. Harrop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He leaves a wife and three children.  Mr. Love had been employed at the Ferguson shops for some time.  He left Somerset several years ago and moved to Ludlow, but he did not stay long.  He was in the Spanish-American War, being a member of Co. I, 1st Kentucky.

Bank Note Over One Hundred Years Old Is In Possession Of Geo. L. Elliott. 
Mr. George L. Elliott prizes very highly a $2.00 bank note which he found among some old papers recently at his home.  The note is made payable to Henry Clay and is dated June 26th, 1818.  It is an issue of the Farmers Bank of Somerset, Ky., and is signed by Jas. Porter, Cashier, and T. Quarles, President.  The note is well preserved.  Mr. Porter was the grandfather of Mr. Elliott and a prominent and very successful business man.  The First National Bank of Somerset is the outgrowth of the Farmers bank, of Somerset, which was doing business 100 years ago.

Tax Supervisors.  County Judge R.C. Tartar appointed the following men to serve as Tax Supervisors for the year 1921: J.T. Weddle, J.C. Stallard, C.C. Trimble, Chas. H. Cundiff, J.T. Blankenship, Jr., Chas. Hardwick, and Miss Gertrude Barnette.

Anniversary of Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Cowan Celebrated Tuesday.  The fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Woods L. Cowan was celebrated at the home of their daughter, Mrs. George Elliott, on Tuesday afternoon and evening.  The guests were greeted by Mr. George Elliott, and Mrs. Harry Wait of Burnside.  In the receiving line with Mr. and Mrs. Cowan were five of their children.  Mrs. Geo. Elliott, Mrs. Harry Graham, of Mansfield, Ohio, Misses Emma and Mary Cowan and Mr. John Cowan.  One son, Mr. Charles Cowan, of Mansfield, O., was prevented from being present on account of illness.  After congratulations and good wishes for the continued happiness of this estimable couple the guests were ushered into the dining room where they were served delicious cream and cake.  Presiding over the punch bowl were Misses Ola Jenkins, Phylis Davis, Elizabeth and Gertrude Elliott.  Assisting in entertaining and serving were Mrs. John Bodkins, Mrs. Kate Pettus, Misses Elsie and Elgie Gooch Reddish,  Grace Gover, Katherine Pettus, Margaret Tartar, Virginia Elliott and Arthur Elliott.  Mr. and Mrs. Cowan received many beautiful gifts which were expressive of the high esteem and devotion of their many friends.  One of the interesting features of the occasion was a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Cowan taken at the time of their marriage, which showed that Father Time had dealt very gently with them, for they looked almost as young and happy as then.  Mrs. Cowan was Miss Mary Arthur.  Both she and Mr. Cowan belong to the old and prominent families of Pulaski County.  They have a host of friends who will join in wishing them still greater happiness and prosperity as they journey down the shaded slope of life.

Server - Wilson.  The following item from the Lexington Leader will be read with interest here"  Mr. James Server, prominent student and athlete of the University of Kentucky, and Miss Alberta Wilson, teacher at the junior high school and graduate student at the University were married Saturday, February (missing) in Covington.  It was announced.  The wedding was a surprise to friends of the young people.  Mr. Server is still a student at the University, captain of the 1921 football team and member of the Sigma Alpha Ipsilon fraternity.  His bride graduated in the class of 1920, specializing in zoology, and is now working for her master's degree while teaching.  She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Wilson of Somerset and Mr. Server's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Server of Henderson.  They were married by the Rev.
H. Webb, pastor of the First Christian Church of Covington, and are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. S. Mayhall on Ormsby Ave.  Both are very popular and have many friends who wish them happiness.

Out of Jobs.  Somerset has been visited during the past week with many men out of work.  They all have the same story.  No work anywhere.  The unemployment problem is getting to be quite serious in the country and will likely be more so during the next few months.  The shops bring quite a number of these people here.

Our Needs.  We heard two citizens arguing the other day as to the most needed improvements in the city.  Here is our opinion: Another hotel, apartment house, laundry, sewerage system and paved streets.  When we get these things we will have an up-to-date city.

Sells Out.  Mr. R.D. Stephens, who has been conducting a hotel and general store at Oneida, Tenn., has sold out and is now spending several days in Somerset before going to Florida for the remainder of the winter.

May Run.  Friends of Mayor Cruse are urging him to get into the race for Police Judge.  The Mayor has not made up his mind yet but it is thought that he will announce soon.  He would make a good judge.  It is not known whether Judge Morrow will run again or not.  If he does this would make an interesting race.

Hardwick.  The infant of Ed Hardwick died Tuesday at the home of the parents on Cotter Ave.  Burial took place Wednesday.

To The Republican Men and Women of Pulaski County. 

I have accepted a position in the office of C.M. Langdon, at a salary that is perfectly satisfactory to me, and realizing that the permanency of this position depends upon the re-election of Mr. Langdon to this office, I am naturally vitally interested in the coming contest, and I feel that it is not out of place to ask you to consider, if you will, my interest when you cast your vote at the August primary.  I am one of a family of five children.  I was born in this county, near Hail, Ky., and have lived here all my life.  My mother died when I was seven years of age; my father is an invalid.  We were poor, very poor, indeed, and after mother's death our invalid father could not provide us with the necessities of life and we children were separated and distributed in the home of generous friends.  I was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gragg, who gave me a home and sent me to school.  To them I owe a debt of gratitude that I can never pay.  So through the generosity of these and other friends, and by hard work, I succeeded in obtaining enough education to make a certificate and teach school.  I have taught three years.  Many have been the difficulties that beset my path in my struggle to prepare myself for life's battles.  The position that I now have in Mr. Langdon's office offers opportunities which I have never had.  I like the work and am grateful to Mr. Langdon for his kindness.  I am sure that I shall never come to the place in life where I shall be ungrateful to those who have helped me.  And if you vote for Mr. Langdon, I will be grateful to you, for I will consider that you have also voted for me and that I may continue in my position as deputy clerk in his office.  This will enable me to support myself and help my younger sister to obtain an education.  Thanking you in advance for your favorable consideration.  I am, Cordially yours, Mary Hail.

Hospital Notes.

Miss Dorothy Sparks of Science Hill, who was operated on Sunday afternoon for appendicitis, is doing fine.

Miss Alta Martin, who was operated on for appendicitis, is visiting the
Misses Mercer at Science Hill before returning to her home at Stearns.

Mrs. Pearl Beclar, who was brought to the hospital Sunday, returned home
Monday.

Roscoe Wilson, who has his eye ball removed last Wednesday, is doing nicely
and will return home soon.

Misses Edna New of Sloans Valley and Miss Vera Hamm of Cedar Grove, entered
the hospital last week for training.

 

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