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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, March 12, 1920.



Somerset, Ky., Friday, March 12, 1920.

Editorial.  A great amount of talk has been indulged in around the
legislative halls at Frankfort with reference to the introduction of a bill
in the Legislature which will provide for the removal for county judges,
police judges, mayors and magistrates and police commissioners in Kentucky
who will fail or refuse to enforce the laws of the state in their counties,
cities or districts.  It is said the bill would be introduced this week and
would be in line with the constitutional amendment adopted at the election
last November, giving the legislature the right to provide for the removal of
officials failing to keep their oath of office by other methods than those
now provided by statue.  Such a law authorizing the removal of such officials
has been tried in other states and has proven very beneficial.  The need of
such law in Kentucky has been instanced by the failure of the city officials
of all the wet cities of the state to compel the closing of saloons and stop
the sale of liquor after July 1st last, it being a well known fact that
neither mayor, county judge nor police commissioners made the slightest move
to stop the illicit liquor traffic.  The prevalence of gambling, handbook
workers and other evils in violation of law, against which no official action
has been taken until recently in any of these cities is another argument for
such a law.  Backers of the bill say that there are not a half dozen counties
in Kentucky in which the compulsory attendance law to keep children in school
is enforced.  Is Pulaski one of these six?  They point to the fact that the
law obtained by the W.C.T.U forbidding the sale of cigarettes to children is
openly violated in almost all the cities.  No attention is being paid to the
law forbidding boys to play pool or billiards without a written permit from
their parents.  "It is time," says one of the backers of the bill, "that the
Legislature should provide means to get rid promptly of public officials to
whom an oath of office means nothing."  Kentucky long has suffered from the
stigma.  If we cannot enforce or obtain the enforcement of simple laws to
protect our children, why should we enact other laws for these public
officials to ignore.

He's On The Warpath!  Frankfort, Ky., March 9 - During debate in the
Legislature today on a bill providing for the establishment of a state
department of adult education, Senator  Hogue, of Pine Knot, representing the
home district of Governor Edwin P. Morrow, spoke as follows:  "I ain't in
favor of wastin' no more money of this here fair state of ourn on this thing
o' teachin' old people.  It ain't no use.  Furthermore, they don't deserve
it.  How'd I get my edication?  Why, by hard work when the people they're
a-wanting to teach now was out gallivantin' around.  They didn't try to get
no edication.  They didn't, and I ain't in favor of spendin' no money on 'em
now.  I ain't a feared to vote against this bill, though they's some here
that is.  They're not running for no office. But they's some weak kneed
politicians here that's afeared of the women.  I ain't got no use for these
women that run around with a poodle dog in their arms, and I ain't afeared of
'em."  Senator Hogue declared the only woman he esteemed was the "woman with
a baby in her arms and her foot on the cradle." 

More Money For Soldiers.  The Journal is in receipt of the following telegram
from Congressman J.M. Robsion:  "The Spanish American and Philippine Wade
pension bill which was reported by our committee passed House 293 to 10 and
we feel the Senate will also pass it.  Under a recent ruling of the
Comptroller of the Treasury, each soldier who served overseas on and after
July eleven nineteen and nineteen will receive additional pay of one dollar
and twenty cents to three dollars per month.   All such soldiers will send me
their names and post office addresses.  J.M. Robsion.

Circuit Court.  Circuit Court adjourned Tuesday afternoon until Thursday
morning on account of the absence of Judge Bethurum, who was called away on
account of sickness in his family.  Since court convened there have been ten
sent to the reform school and penitentiary.  No cases of importance are on

Waddle Takes Agency.  Mrs. S.A. Waddle, one of the most popular young
business men of the city, has taken the agency for the Delco Light and Power
products and will soon open a store.  He has been given five counties to look
after: Pulaski, Wayne, McCreary, Whitley and Clinton.  Mr. Waddle will carry
a complete line of fixtures, washing machines, vacuum cleaners an din fact
everything that can be operated electrically.  The Delco Light appeals
particularly to the farmer who can install one at a minimum cost and light
his entire home and barns and cut his feed, pump water to his home, run his
churn, washing machine, etc.  Mr. Waddle sold a Delco plant last week to Mr.
Joe Correll, the hustling merchant at Science Hill.   He has many prospects
and we predict that it won't be long until every farmer in the county will
want his home electrically lighted and the other conveniences offered thru a
lighting system.

Company of Guards.  There is considerable talk among some of the members of
the old Somerset Company State Guards about reorganizing.  Some of the
members are very anxious that the movement be pushed.  Companies are being
organized in all parts of the State at this time.  Captain Solander Taylor
was commander of the local company and led them when ordered to Mexico in

Buys Auto.  Col. S.S. Morrow has purchased a 1920 Hudson Super Six from agent
J.H. Gibson.  It will be here in a few days.

After Cars.  Brinkley Gooch, Fred Curtis and Bud Gooch left this week for
Lancing, Michigan, to drive back three Oldsmobiles.

Griffin Retires.  News has been received here that Col. T.R. Griffin, who has
been with the Southern Railway for nearly 50 years, has been retired with a
pension.  Col. Griffin is probably the oldest man in point of service now
with the Southern Railroad.  He came here when the road was being built and
has risen from office boy to the highest position in his department.  He has
given the best pat of his life to the company and it was with much reluctance
that he decided to accept the generous offer of the company.  Col. Griffin's
health has not been the best in the past few years and this was one of the
causes that led him to retire.  He has just returned from St. Petersburg,
Fla., where he has been with his son, Dr. T.R. Griffin, and family.  His
daughter, Mrs. T.O. Sechrist, has been there with him and accompanied him
home.  They are now visiting Mrs. Todd at Elizabethtown.

Erskine Here.  Mr. J.D. Erskine, of Parkers Lake, coal operator and
all-around fine fellow, was in the city last weekend on business.  Mr.
Erskine is shipping all his coal for export at this time and is not able to
help out in the coal shortage here.  He also runs a big store at Parkers Lake
and is general high mogul of the city.

Farm Sells.  Johnson Bros. of Somerset sold the Garvey Higgins farm, near
Pulaski, containing 50 acres, to John Bailey at Camp Ground.  Price is said
to have been around $7,000.00.

America's Gift to France.  During the latter part of this month, The
Commonwealth of Kentucky is to join the rest of the States in a nationwide
campaign to raise money for "America's Gift to France" - a beautiful monument
to be erected upon the battlefield of the Marne.  IT is desired that this
gift be made as was the gift of Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty to the United
States by the people of France - by the small contributions of millions of
men, women and children.  County Attorney Robt. B. Waddle upon the invitation
of the State Campaign Committee has consented to act as Campaign Chairman of
Pulaski county, and will at once inaugurate a vigorous campaign.  Pulaski
county's quota is very small and Mr. Waddle says same could easily be raised
any day upon the streets of the city of Somerset, but he expects to carry out
the spirit of the movement and give every man, woman and child in the county
an opportunity to share in this beautiful tribute.  A contribution of one
penny from every child in the county would more than meet Pulaski's quota,
and the present plans are to ask for contributions not to exceed ten cents
from each person.  Mr. Waddle will call upon all the school teachers in the
county to assist in this worthy undertaking.  Watch for further information
thru the columns of this paper.


SILVERS.  The little 3-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Silvers died
at their home on Crane Street Monday night following a brief illness of
pneumonia.  After funeral services the little body was interned in the city
cemetery. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents, family and

CHUMBLY.  Herbert Chumbly, 26 years of age, died at Louisville, Ky., on the
7th and his remains were shipped here.  Burial took place at Nancy.  He was
the son of William Chumbly, of McCreary county, formerly a citizen of

MURPHY.  Mrs. Henry J. Murphy died very suddenly last Sunday morning at her
home on Griffin avenue.  She had attended Church that morning and was
apparently in the best of health.  Funeral services were held Tuesday morning
at St. Mildreds church conducted by Rev. Boland, the pastor.  Internment
followed in the city cemetery.  Mrs. Murphy was a splendid woman and will be
greatly missed in the community.   She leaves a husband who is employed at
the shops.  She was the sister of Mrs. Mary O'Brion, of this city.   Quite a
number of friends out of the city were present at the funeral.

GOVER.  The sad news of the death of Mrs. Frank Gover, of Greensboro, N.C.,
was received here this week.  She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Frank Ellis, of
this city, and Mrs. Frank Sloan, of Burnside.  It has only been a month since
her husband died.  The body will arrive here today and will be taken to the
home of Mrs. Ellis.  Mr. Gover was a nephew of Mrs. Bourne Gover.

Marriage License.  The following marriage licenses have been issued since the
? of February:  Henry G. Sneed and Lizzie Sweet; George R. Meece and Ora M.
Arnold; Marlin L. White and Lola Cundiff; John Bullock and Madie B. Moore?;
Dewey Brassfield and Ella ?; Henry L. Stevens and B? Helen Meece; Wm. B.
Vanhook and Ida Poynter; Clarence Daulton and Lona May Bell.

A Ghost Story.  The following article was sent out from Burnside and the
Journal has been unable to verify the story or find out any more particulars
about it.  The sheriff has not heard of the affair so he says.  Here it is: 
"Lost in an isolated part of Pulaski county, John Thomas and George Hall
sought shelter in a cabin in a dense wood.  There was evidence the place
recently had been occupied, and they found the body of a man, about 60 years
old, lying on the floor.  Hearing someone approaching they hid, and saw three
men enter the room.  One of them, they said, hacked the body with an ax,
apparently believing the man was alive.  When a posse visited the cabin
later, several hundred dollars in counterfeit money was found under the

Wesley-Smith.  Mr. Gladstone Wesley and Miss Pearl Smith, two of Somerset's
popular young people, were married Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
home of the bride's parents on the Stanford pike.  Rev. Delaware Scott,
pastor of the First Christian church, performed the ceremony.  Only a few
friends and close relatives of the bride and groom were present.  Immediately
following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Wesley left on a short bridal trip.  They
will return to Frankfort the first of next week and remain there until the
adjournment of the Legislature.  Mrs. Wesley is the attractive daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Smith of this city, and has been a teacher in the city
schools for some time.  She is very popular with a wide circle of friends. 
Mr. Wesley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Wesley of this city, and a
prominent young business man.  He is the present Representative from Pulaski
county and has been at Frankfort for the past two months.  He is a graduate
of Centre College, Danville, Ky., and while in college won many honors.  At
present he is engaged in the real estate business with Thos. B. Prather.

Obituary.  John Wesley Wheeldon was born at O.K., Pulaski county, Ky., on
April 13, 1843.  At 23 years of age he married Miss Margaret Cullip, and
settled at Eubank, Ky., in the year of 1867.  three children were born to
this union, Newbury and T. Wheeldon and Mrs. Ann Graybeal, deceased.  He was
married the second time to Niza Hubble, Oct. 13, 1874, and three children
were born to them, Jay Wheeldon, and Mrs. Ottie Spears and Tobe Wheeldon.  He
made a profession of religion and joined the Double Springs Baptist church at
an early age and became a charter member of the Eubank Baptist church when it
was organized 38 years ago, being a member of the church over 50 years.  He
was one of the founders of the Eubank public school, and a member of the
Masonic Order for over 51 years.  Brother Wheeldon, departed this life
February 27, 1920, expressing just before his death his unshaken hope of
Heaven and future happiness, saying that the Lord was coming for him, and he
was ready to go, that he had no fear.  He was buried at Eubank on February
28, 1920, funeral services were conducted by W.G. Tilford and E.W. Coakley. 
He leaves a wife and five children to whom we offer sincere sympathy.

No Coal.  Somerset has suffered the worst coal famine in its history during
the past two weeks.  At times not a lump of coal has been in any coal yard in
the city and as many as three hundred families without a lump.  The situation
has really been serious.  It seems strange that such a condition exists but
such is the case.  Here we are right in the midst of coal and none to be had.
 There is something wrong somewhere.

Personal Mention.

Otto Watson of Burnside was here for the weekend.

Delve Gooch is out after a three weeks siege with the flu.

"Red" Roberts was down from Centre College last weekend.

J.B. Smith of Ruth was in town last Saturday on business.

E.S. Cowan and family have moved from Stanford to Wilmore.

Dan McChord of Lebanon, Ky., has been visiting friends in the city.

Miss Pearl Smith has resigned her position as teach in the City Schools.

Miss Mary Ellen Duncan spent the weekend at Barren Fork with her uncle.

The Chautauqua Club will meet with Mrs. J.E. Claunch Saturday afternoon.

John Slessinger the merchant, is just back from a business trip to Chicago.

Miss Mary D. Beck, of McKinney, is visiting her sister, Mrs. James Davis.

N.T. Tyler of north end of the county, was here Tuesday for a business trip.

Mr. J.E. Claunch has been quite ill with the flu, but is some better at this

Miss Essie Hines has returned from a visit to her brother at Connersville,

Attorney E.T. Wesley was in Monticello Wednesday and Thursday on business.

Attorney Ben D. Smith spent several days in Lexington this week on business.

Mrs. Joe Carl who has been quite ill of flu for several days is slowly

Mr. and Mrs. James Powell returned to their home at Denver, Colorado,

Mrs. Howard King has returned from Lexington where she has been for some

Mrs. D.W. Scott will leave Saturday for Louisville to undergo a very serious

Mrs. Sam Morrow returned Sunday from Cincinnati where she has been visiting

Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Burke and Miss Bert Robert spent several days with friends
at Stearns.

Mr. Beecher Smith has returned from Fort Valley, Miss., where she has been
visiting her sister.

The many friends of Miss Stella May are glad to see her back in the Clerk's
office after an attack of flu.

Mesdames O'Brion, Hardigan, Hodge and Thomas O'Brion of Ludlow, Ky., and Mrs.
Ferguson and Miss Vinnie Connelly, of Danville, Ky., attended the funeral of
Mrs. Henry Murphy.

Mrs. Minnie Stigall has returned from an extended visit with Rev. and Mrs.
S.B. Lander at Carlisle, Ky.

J.D. Erskine, progressive business man of Parkers Lake, was in Somerset last
weekend on business.

Mrs. W.R. Gooch and Mrs. John Starkey, Sr., were in Ludlow and Cincinnati
last weekend visiting.

Vincent Wesley, court stenographer, was called to Albany Tuesday to take
testimony in a murder trial.

State Superintendent Colvin who spoke here last Sunday, was the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Owen D. Goodloe during his stay in the city.

Judge B.J. Bethurum was in Covington Wednesday to see his niece, Mrs. W.C.
Elliston, who is leaving for Arizona for her health.

John P. Hill has sold his interest in the store of Taylor & Hill.  His
partner, Mr. Taylor, bought him out.

Henry Woods of Cincinnati, Ohio, spent several days with his parents, Rev.
and Mrs. John Woods.

Miss Ella Woodward has returned from Nicholasville where she was called on
account of the death of her sister.

Mrs. Mary Pale of Washington, D.C., arrived yesterday to be with her sister,
Mrs. D.W. Scott, who will undergo an operation in Louisville next week.

Major Jackson Morris has rented a cottage on Jasper Street and will make
Somerset his home.  He and his wife will receive a warm welcome from Somerset

Mr. and Mrs. James Brady left this week for Stanford where they will visit
his other.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Brady are recovering from a severe case of the

Col. Woodson May left this week for Norton Infirmary, Louisville, Ky., where
he will undergo an operation.  He was accompanied by Mrs. May and her sister.

The Young Ladies Missionary Society of the First Methodist church will meet
with Mrs. Ralph Longsworth on East Mt. Vernon street Friday afternoon at 3

General Superintendent W.T. Caldwell and Division Superintendent C.M.
Mitchell of the Southern Railway were in the city Tuesday.  They were in
conference with Master Mechanic J.A. Cassada.

Miss Bess Shelton was in Somerset for the weekend.   Charley Haynes of
Somerset, was the guest of his uncle, Wayne Haynes, for the weekend.  Wayne
County Outlook.

Clyde Harrison of Lebanon, Ky., formerly assistant County Agent for Pulaski,
was here last week attending the Y.M.C.A. Conference.  His many friends were
glad to see him.

Steven walker of Lancaster, Ky., a real live real estate man, was in the city
this week.  He brought us the good news that he would have considerable
advertising for us later on.

Attorney Ben D. Smith has returned form a trip thru eastern Kentucky on legal
business.  He represented a New York firm in the purchase of $150,000.00
worth of coal and timber lands in McGofgin and Lee counties.

Pedro Benelli and sister arrived Tuesday from Italy and are with their
brother, Guy Benelli.  They left their home on February 2nd.  Mr. Benelli has
been in the Italian army for the past six years.

Eugene McDowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. McDowell, left last week for an
extended visit with his grandfather, J.I. McDowell, at Richland, Oregon.  He
will probably remain for several months.


Miss Anna McLaughlin of Peoria, Ill., who spent a few days here, is going to
Arkansas where she will spent a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Hays have been visiting her parents at Woodstock.

Mr. and Mrs. Crag Horten have moved into the Oliver property.

Loyal Floyd has returned home from Detroit, Mich.

Ira Tilford has returned home from Cincinnati.

J.W. Wheeldon died February 27th, 1920, age 76 years.  He leaves a wife and
several children to mourn for him.  He was a faithful Christian worker and
always ready to lend a helping hand.  We extend our sympathy to the bereaved
family and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. George Horton of Waynesburg, Ky., have purchased the Cisero
Singleton property.

Virgil McMullin has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Green McMullin.

Carl Gooch has returned home from Elkhart, Ind., where he attended the
funeral of his mother.

Mrs. Ray McMullin of Covington, Ky., spent a few days with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W.G. Tilford, last week.

Arthur George has returned to his home in Niagara Falls, New York.

 Miss Roxie Spangler, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. E.L. Gooch, has
returned home.

Hyatts Fork.

Bates Bishop and wife of Pulaski spent the weekend with their parents here.

A large crowd attended the sale of Carl Vaught Wednesday.

Joe Clark and family have recovered from the flu.

General Morrow of Louisville, was a guest at J.R. Chancy's Saturday and

John Langdon and wife entertained several visitors Sunday.

Miss Iva Swearinger left last week for Washington.

J. Estes of Ludlow is visiting relatives here.

The little child of Mr. and Mrs. James Baker died last week of flu.

Mrs. Robt. Eastham and children of Somerset have been visiting her parents

Jolly Herrin will open up a general line of merchandise in the house vacated
by Carl Vaught.

Charlie Clark spent Sunday night with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.R.


Garvie Higgins sold his farm to John Bailey.

Miss Margret Jones is visiting relatives at Somerset.

Mrs. Henry Smith and son Harry, are ill with the flu.

The families of John Worley, Jack Owens, and Dr. Bryant are ill with small
pox but are getting along nicely.

Misses Rosa and Viola Higgins visited Mr. and Mrs. W.A. hart Sunday.

Dewey and Oliver Smith of Eubank visited friends here last week.

Miss Rosa Higgins was the guest of Miss Sarah Correll Tuesday night.


Mrs. Pearl Smith retuned to her home at Moreland Friday after several days
visit with her father, Wm. Vanhook.

Virgil Goff and family have moved to Greendale.

Wm. Vanhook and grandson, John Smith, left Friday for an extended visit to
his brother in California.

Mrs. Hiram Keith of Burnside visited Jess Lovelass this week.

Dewey Brassfield and Miss Ella Goff were united in marriage last Wednesday
afternoon by Rev. Wm. Cross.

Geo. Lyons of Science Hill and his sister of Cincinnati, visited Mr. and Mrs.
J.G. Vanhook several days last week.

Miss Wessie Hays of Somerset spent the weekend with Rev. and Mrs. Cross.

J.C. Tuttle of Somerset was at the bedside of his father F.P. Tuttle who is
very ill, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Dock Gover have the flu.


Several from here attended Church at Piney Grove Sunday.

Misses Golda and Gilla Bray visited at Clyde Randall's Saturday night.

Ben Sears visited at G.W. Phelps' Saturday night.

Eva Randall was the guest of Lela Hargis Tuesday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harper were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Childers
Saturday night.

Richie and Louverna Stogsdill were the guests of Mrs. Wesley Bray Saturday

Lela Hargis was the guest of Eva Randall Sunday.


Nelson Woodall spent Saturday and Sunday at Acorn.

Lottie Whitaker visited at J.S. Woodall's Tuesday.

George Hargis is very ill at this writing.

Rosa and Lottie Whitaker visited Mrs. Hargis Tuesday.

Jim Brankley visited J.S. Woodall Saturday.

Mattie Woodall has returned home from Dabney.


The eight year old son of George Brock died the 3rd of March after a long

Walter Light and wife were the guests of her mother Saturday and Sunday.

Willie Clifton and family visited E. Weaver Saturday and Sunday.

Doretta Mills is no better at this writing.

Eva Kenney visited her mother Tuesday.

Lewis Brock and wife visited at L.F. Brock's Sunday.

The family of Jim Moden are improving.

Love Turpin died at Burnside Tuesday and was buried here Thursday.

The family of Bob Prather are ill with flu.

Dr. Hart is visiting his mother here.

Mrs. Leona Keenie visited her mother Saturday and Sunday.

W.C. Munsey and wife were at Mill Springs Saturday.

Walter Hislope was in Wayne County this week.


Buck Ping and family are very ill at this writing.

Mrs. Nannie Vanhook is no better.

Lucy Catron and daughter visited her sister Tuesday.

The infant child of Mrs. Ethel Ping died last Wednesday.

Henry Randolph visited his parents last week.

Born to Mrs. Fred Prowys - twins.

Born to Mrs. Ernest Albright - a fine boy.

News has been received of the sad death of Dewey Alexander, which occurred in
Colorado, March 5th.  He had gone there for his health but could find no
relief.  He was one of Pulaski's best school teachers and made many friends
wherever he went.  His remains will be brought here for burial.  Dewey thou
hast passed from sight, to the land eternal bright, God always sees best, and
has called you home to rest.


J.A. Phelps visited is father Saturday night.

The infant of B. Dykes died last Tuesday with the flu.

Janie Bray is no better.

Willie Phelps and wife visited G.R. Phelps Saturday night.

Mary Meece is visiting her father, R.L. Hargis.


Mollie Hansford has been on the sick list.

Perry James of Berea is visiting in this vicinity.

Lee Phelps and family have returned from Cincinnati.

Mrs. Galen Gilliland visited her daughter last week.

Arnold Hansford and wife visited Harvey Hansford Sunday.

Edith Sears spent Saturday night with Ella Randall.

F.M. Farmer visited his sister Mrs. Milford Sears, Friday night.

Arthur Farmer has gone to Lockland, Ohio.

Chas. Hamilton of Somerset was in our midst a few days last week.

Mrs. James Whitson and daughter Lucy visited at J.G. Smith's Saturday.

A.M. Mounce of Somerset was calling on our merchants last week.

Susie Ramey, age 8 years, daughter of Virgil and Nannie Ramey, who underwent
an operation Thursday at the General Hospital at Somerset for appendicitis,
died Friday, March 5th.  She was buried at Flat Lick.  We extend our deepest
sympathy to the grief stricken parents.


W.W. Barnes is no better at this writing.

Sam Barnes visited his brother here last weekend.

Elmer Hail has moved to Somerset.

Catron Jones and family have returned from Akron, Ohio.

Wesley Barnes of Louisville was here at the bedside of his father last week.

Lee Haynes has returned from Akron, Ohio.

Mrs. Ellen Dean visited here last week.


Elizabeth and Dorothy Jasper, Lou and Lola Dick visited Lula and Rhetta Adams

Born to Mrs. Harlan Vaught, a boy, Milford Ray.

Veiber Jasper and Andy Randolph were in Burnside last weekend.

Ottis Baugh and son visited Dock Dick Saturday and Sunday.

James Cline and wife of Bloomington, Indiana, were called here on account of
illness of their son and family.

Myrtle and Beatrice Morris were the guests at G.W. Jasper's Tuesday night.

Mrs. Marion Smith and children are very ill with flu.

G.W. Adams and Aaron Headricks are on the sick list.


Wiley Acton was the guest of George McWilliam Sunday.

Elmer Todd and family were the guests of Elbert Osborne Saturday night.

Virgil Acton and daughter are very ill.

Cicero Acton visited Berry Acton Sunday.

Samantha Abbott visited John Abbott last week.

Mat Hamm was in Somerset last week.

Eugene Abbott was in Broadhead last week.


On Monday, March 2, the death angel entered the home of Mr. P. Burton taking
from him a kind and loving wife, Mrs. Lucy Burton.  The church of which she
was a member and also the community has lost a faithful and noble Christian
woman.  Besides her husband, she leaves two children two sisters and one
brother to mourn their loss.  Blest be the tie that binds, Our hearts in
Christian love, the fellowship of kindred minds, is like to that above.  When
we osunder part, it gives us inward pain, but we shall soon be joined in
heart, and hope to meet again.

Miss Doretta Mills, who has been visiting at Norfleet, has returned home.

Chas. Owens family are recovering from the measles.

Mrs. Lora Barker was the guest of Mrs. C.M. Brown Tuesday.

Mrs. M. Gossett visited Mrs. S.W. Todd Thursday.

Miss Clara Burton is visiting her mother.

S.W. Todd was in Somerset Wednesday.


Born to Mrs. Rosco Calhoun - a boy.

Mrs. Dause is visiting her daughter here.

Beecher Foster visited his grandparents Friday night.

Edward Doss and wife visited her parents Tuesday night.

Hobart Henderson is home on a furlough.

Mrs. Griffin is very ill.

A little girl as arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. Rainwater.

J.W. Ware and wife visited Milt Redmond Tuesday night.

Effie Bray has returned to Illinois.

Clarence Rainwater visited Beecher Foster Saturday night.

Davey and Robert Allen visited relatives at Ingle Saturday night.

Farmers are working their tobacco beds here.

Mrs. Lela Wilson was in Somerset Saturday shopping.

?.?. Whittle has moved to Dr. G. Jasper's farm.

Lonzo Leigh visited at Sherman Whittle's Saturday night.

Born to the wife of Bird Wood, a girl.

John F. Redmond was in Somerset Saturday on business.

Miss Lola Lay visited Mrs. Gertrude Redmond Friday night.

Mrs. Charley Mairaw visited her mother, Mrs. Green Daulton, Saturday and

The sick folks here are improving.

Oak Hill.

Rev. Jacob Mayfield is on the sick list.

Charles Neely has accepted a position on the railroad.

Margaret Jones has been visiting friends here.

Margaret Tucker has returned to Bedford, Indiana.

James Todd and Norman Corder have gone to Iowa.

R.P. Taylor has gone to Mississippi.

Walter Neely and wife visited Mr. Nicholas Saturday.

Born to the wife of Bob Harmon - a boy.

Mr. Neely and wife were in Wayne county last week.

Fred Philips has returned home from Indiana.


Esquire Jones is moving to his State Branch farm.

Dennis Cassada and wife of Pulaski attended the funeral of Jim Tucker

Quence Neely of Oklahoma has purchased the Sam Hamilton farm.

S. Gover has the flu.

Sam Tucker, of Indiana, has returned to his home.

George Barnes and wife visited her mother Mrs. Nan Gholson, Wednesday.

Johnnie Toby of Shopville visited his uncle D.S. Claunch Monday.

Jim Tucker died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Hardgrove Tuesday morning,
March 2.  He was 68 years of age.  He joined the Methodist church early in
life and had lived a devoted Christian life.  Besides his widow he leaves
seven children and a host of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. 
Funeral services were conducted at Pisgah church Wednesday afternoon by Rev.
Wesley Colyer, after which he was laid to rest in the Pisgah cemetery.


Rev. Thompson filled his regular appointment at Briery church Saturday and

Miss Jessie Paterson and brother, Charlie of Somerset, are visiting friends

W.H. Griffin was in North Carolina last week on business.

Mrs. I.B. Gragg, who has been at the bed side of her aunt, Juda Green,
returned home last Sunday.

Mrs. Minnie Anderson has returned to Lockland, Ohio, to work.

W.H. Griffin is at Lockland, Ohio, on business.

Henry Griffin and family were visitors at this place Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Surber and son Chas. Were visitors of J.E. Todd and family

Mr. and Mrs. Emery Vanhook have gone to Indiana to make their future home.

Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Dungan and children of Norwood have been visiting their
father, Wm. Vanhook.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner Surber visited their daughter, Mrs. Mack Griffin last

All the sick folks here are improving.

Mt. Zion.

W.S. Newell has moved to Science Hill.

Sherman Godby went to Burnside last Sunday.

Add Adams was visiting here last week.

Hardin Adams has returned from Cincinnati.

Anna Hines was visiting Rife Hines last week.

"Aunt" Ellen Vaught is suffering from a fall last Friday night.

Della Godby is visiting in Burnside.

Those on the sick list are Rife Hines, "Aunt" Sarah Baugh and D. Godby.


Dock Gover and wife are on the sick list.

Mrs. Chester Gover of Cedar Grove and Mrs. Sloan were in Cincinnati last

Nanme Goff is attending school at Ferguson.

Cora Cross visited her sister at Elihu this week.

Thelma McKinney is very sick at this writing.

Lula Vaughn has been very sick with tonsillitis.

Myrtle Perry of Luretha visited here Wednesday night.

Mae Williams of Somerset was a guest of Lelia Massey and Maud Lewis Saturday
and Sunday.

Amey Goff and Mrs. Luther Massey were in town Tuesday.

Mrs. Pearl Smith of Moreland is visiting relatives here.


Miss Irene Fitzgerald of Alliance, Ohio, is visiting her mother this week.

Roy Fagaly of Cincinnati visited his brother G.N. Fagadly last week.

Mrs. F.C. Sloan entertained the Adult Missionary Society Wednesday.

Ebb Isaac died Wednesday after a week's illness of pneumonia.  He leaves a
wife and five children.

Mrs. John Sloan has been visiting in Somerset.
Miss Blanche Bryant of Cookville, Tenn., has been the guest of Mrs. C.V.

Love Turpen died Thursday after a week's illness.

Dr. Thomas Ralston and daughter have the small pox.

E.A. Thompson of Lexington was in town Friday.

T.J. Cannon of Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt., registered at the Seven Gables Hotel

Dennis V. Snapp of Paris, Conference Field Sunday School worker of the
Methodist church, was in town Saturday in interest of his work.

School has closed here on account of small pox in town.

Rev. J.P. Strather, P.E., of Danville, preached at the Methodist church
Sunday evening.

Mrs. Jim Sloan of Oakdale is the guest of Mrs. W.W. Rew.

The many friends of Miss Allie Johnson were shocked at her death Wednesday
night.  She had undergone an operation some four weeks ago at the Spears
Hospital at Dayton, Ky., which was successful and had returned home when in a
few days contracted the flu and was too weak to resist the terrible disease. 
Miss Johnson was a beautiful girl, loved and admired by her friends and will
be missed much in the town.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to her father,
mother, brother and sister.

Harrison Brown is very sick with small pox.

Miss Ethel Tuttle is spending several days in Cincinnati.


Mrs. C. Keith who has been sick, is now better.

G.A. Dalton's family have the flu.

Mrs. Eliza Hammonds of West Somerset visited Mrs. W.R. Jasper last Thursday.

Misses Mamie and Maggie Childers are recovering from the flu.

Mr. McGlamery is dangerously ill with the flu.

Mrs. Lida Stringer was in Somerset shopping Saturday.

Miss Ethel Spears has been visiting her sister, Mrs. C. Wilson of West

W.R. Jasper and family visited their son, Arling Jasper, Saturday night and

Swine World.  (photo of Mr. Lewis included with article).  Beginning March
1st, The Swine World is pleased to announce an addition to its force of field
representatives in Mr. V.W. LEWIS of Somerset, Ky.  Mr. Lewis will cover the
south as a special representative of The Swine World, rendering such service
to both old and new breeders of Poland Chinas as is within his power, looking
toward the advancement of the breed in that territory.  Mr. Lewis has had a
considerable amount of experience in promotion activity following his
graduation from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn, Alabama, in
1913.  For two years following his graduation, Mr. Lewis was with the
development service of the Southern Railway as General Livestock Agent on the
Queen and Crescent Division.  This experience enabled him to give a great
amount of study to the conditions and needs of that territory, the same
territory which he will represent for The Swine World.  His work with the
Southern Railway required frequent trips to the Midwestern states for the
purpose of making purchases of pure bred livestock and in this way his
acquaintance was vastly broadened.  Since January, 1917, Mr. Lewis has been
working with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and Clemson College, South
Carolina.  At the time of his resignation, January 1st, of this year, he was
Field Leader in the Animal Division of Extension Work of S. Carolina, thus
rounding out a six year period of service in that kind of work in the
Southland.  During the time of his extension service, Mr. Lewis has of
course, devoted his attention to promoting all breeds of all kinds of better
livestock in the territory in which he worked.  On taking up his work with
The Swine World, March 1st, he will enter a field of service for the Poland
China breed of hogs and we might add he follows a long established
appreciation of his for the big blacks of today.  Certainly no one man's
efforts has done more to expand the use of Poland Chinas in South Carolina
than that of Mr. Lewis during his service there and we feel a special
satisfaction in being able to place such a man as Mr. Lewis in the field as
The Swine World's representative in the promotion of better Poland China hogs
in a territory which offers special opportunity for the development of the
breed as this one does.  Since the fact has become known that Mr. Lewis is to
represent us, many congratulatory letters have been received, all of which
speak for the high regard in which he is held by all breeders of the South
and express the implicit faith that all have in his integrity and his
ability.  Mr. Lewis is a man whose word is an assurance of accomplishment and
his judgment not only able but in every instance thoroughly honest.  Mr.
Lewis' home address is 113 Maple street, Somerset, Kentucky, Box No. 7.  Any
southern breeder who desires his services can reach him either thru this
office or at that address.  As Somerset is on the main line of the Southern
Railroad between Cincinnati and Chattanooga, it will be easy for any breeder
traveling thru to stop off and counsel with Mr. Lewis upon any of his
breeding problems.  His local phone number at Somerset is 241.   We
respectfully commend Mr. Lewis to the breeders of the South and wish to
assure them the entire Swine World organization is at Mr. Lewis' command in
the service of these breeders - The Swine World.   Mr. Lewis arrived in
Somerset last Monday and will make this place his headquarters.

Kentucky News Cullings.  An epitome of the most important events transpiring
throughout the state.

Augusta.  Joseph Schweier broke a limb while attempting to crank an

Madisonville.  A yellowed page in the family bible, examined by Dr. W.L.
Moore, supports the claim of Daniel Ford who died at Mannington, that he was
114 years old.

Pikeville.  For the first time in history, the Pike circuit court was opened
with prayer for court and juries, the innovation coming with Judge Roscoe
Vanover, new circuit judge.

Georgetown.  While taking a picture in her photographic studio, Miss
Katherine Bradley became entangled in wire, was thrown on her face and is
confined to her home by injuries resulting.

Lexington.  Called to the home of William Bruce to see a sick hose, Humane
officer McCarty found the animal's head resting on the grieving negro's
pillow, and clean straw thrown as a coverlet over him.

Maysville.  Anthrax, a deadly bovine disease, is given as the cause of the
death of Charles Perkins, 20, formerly of this city, in a Cincinnati
hospital, and it is thought he contracted the disease while handling cattle.

Barbourville.  Because roads were impassable even for a mule, Henry Cormack,
Poyne's Creek, walked ten miles to have Dr. J.H. Albright, who saved his life
last year, tell him what medicine to give his little daughter, stricken with


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