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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hardwick. The infant of Ed Hardwick died Tuesday at
the home of the parents on Cotter Ave. Burial took
To The Republican Men and Women of Pulaski
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.
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
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.