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Somerset, Ky., Friday, March 11, 1921.
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Three Hurt When Train Gets Out Of Control Of The Engineer on Alpine Hill. 
Southern railway freight train crew, composed of Conductor Frank Brinkley, Brakeman, S. Williams, and O.C. West, Engineer Glaney McWhorter and Fireman S.G. Minor, had a blood curdling experience when the air brakes on their train failed to operate at Alpine.  The train was going full speed down grade when the electric block signals showed red.  The men worked frantically to stop the train, but it continued to gain speed through its own momentum.  The possible crash with another train and the death or injury of crews loomed before them.  McWhorter, Minor and West, who were on the engine, jumped.  Minor landed on his head.  His nose was broken and eighteen gashes were cut in his face.  McWhorter and West were also injured.  Brinkley and Williams, who were in the caboose, remained with the train until it encountered an upgrade, and came to a stop a mile further on, only a few feet distant from another train headed in the opposite direction and which had stopped when the signals showed warning. 

Narrow Escape For Pilot And Somerset Boys When Airplane Strikes Wires and Falls.  Pilot Noel E. Bullock, driving a 90 H.P. airplane, flew over from Bradfordsville, Ky., Sunday afternoon accompanied by Messrs Walter Burke and Harry H. Thornton, of that city.  The gentlemen just flew over for an afternoon visit with relatives and friends.  They made the trip in 48 minutes.  After arriving in the city and waiting for the time to make the return trip, Pilot Bullock was opportuned by some of our young people to do a jitney business for a short time.  He was willing and his first passengers were Messrs Al Sears and Deino Wilson.  The flight was a pretty one and after circling around the city several times landed safely.  Mr. Fronan (?) of the Fair Co. and Lewis Hussing were the next to signify their willingness for a ride and all was made ready but they didn't get far.  The first attempt to rise failed and on the second attempt the machine hit a telephone wire and was thrown into the fence, tearing off the propeller and trucks and otherwise damaging the machine.  The occupants were not hurt in the least.  Mr. Bullock is an experienced pilot and the accident was no fault of his. He has made many long distance flights and is now en route to Florida.  The plane is being repaired and Mr. Bullock hopes to be to proceed on his journey by Saturday.

Cave Still Is Found On Buck Creek By Officers. No Arrests Were Made.  A still located in a cave near Dykes, Ky., about one mile north of Fount Boyd's store, was destroyed by Prohibition Enforcement Officers Silas West, John E. Bash and Sheriff Weddle on last Friday morning after an all night vigil.  In order to get to the still the officers had to crawl through a small opening in a cliff.  They found a complete outfit made from washing tubs and lard cans and a galvanized worm of 2 inch pipe.  The still had been in operation during the night, the officers say.  It was destroyed with all the mash, barrels, kegs, etc.

Will Buy Line.  Mr. J.L. Waddle informs The Journal that he will purchase the street railway system from the Kentucky Utilities Company if they want to sell it.  At a meeting in Louisville last year the company offered to take $15,000.00 for the line and Mr. Waddle accepted the proposition, but the deal did not go through.  Mr. Waddle says that he is ready now to make the same deal.  He says if he is successful in making a deal with the company that he will extend the line to the shops and will make many improvements.  Here is a good chance for the Utilities Company to get rid of the line if they really want to.  They claim they are making no money and would give it way if the city would take it off their hands.  The street car service is indispensable.  We must have it.  The cars should be run to the shops.  With the proper service and new equipment there is no reason why the business could not be increased 100 per cent.

Meeting In Interest of Cumberland River Will Be Held at Burnside On March 16.  Arrangements are being made for a big banquet at Burnside on March 16, when many prominent men from this section will gather to discuss the Cumberland
River improvement.  The meeting was called by Representative J.M. Robsion.  There will be members of Congress from Tennessee and it is expected that Governor Morrow will also be present.  The business session will be held in
the afternoon and the banquet will follow in the evening.  Invitations will be sent out this week.  Government engineers will also be present and what they say will be of unusual interest.  Every member of Congress since time immemorial has had as his hobby the improvement of the Cumberland River but none of them have ever gotten very far.  We wish Mr. Robsion better luck.

Harmon.  Mrs. J.W. Harmon, wife of Rev. Harmon, Baptist Minister, died Tuesday night following an operation for gall stones.  Funeral services were held at the home Thursday afternoon and burial took place at Dutton burying ground.  Mrs. Harmon was 58 (possibly 38) years of age.  Mrs. Harmon had been in ill health for some time.  She was a devout Christian woman and an active worker in the Baptist Church.

Takes Down Speech.  Mr. D.S. Gooch, the local wireless operator, who has an outfit installed in his home, took down the speech of President Harding on inauguration day.  It was thus received here an hour before it was delivered because there is an hour's difference in time between the two places.  Mr. Gooch is very much of a wireless enthusiast and invites anyone desiring to see his outfit to his home.

18 Here Now.  There are eighteen disabled soldiers now at the Cumberland Sanitarium receiving treatment.  More are expected.

Lovelass - Scott.  Mr. Glenn Lovelass and Miss Ethelberta Scott prominent young people of  Somerset, were quietly married at the Christian Church parsonage Thursday noon March 3rd, by Rev. W.G. Montgomery, only a few friends and relatives were present.  Immediately following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Lovelass left on a honeymoon trip to Atlanta, Ga., and other southern points.  Mrs. Lovelass is the attractive and charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos M. Scott.  She has always been quite a favorite among the younger social set of the city.  She is a niece of the last Senator W.O.
Bradley and a cousin of Governor Edwin P. Morrow.  Mrs. Lovelass is a graduate of the Somerset High School and also attended Georgetown College where she was very popular.  Mr. Lovelass is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Lovelass who reside in the Gibson Addition.  He is a promising young business man with many warm friends.  Mr. Glenn is also a graduate of the Somerset High School.  He served in the late war.  Mr. and Mrs. Lovelass will be at home on North Main St.

Caleb Powers Sued By His Wife For Limited Divorce - She Charges Cruelty and Non-Support.  Washington, March 9 - Caleb Powers, a former member of Congress, whose trials in connection with the killing of former Senator William Goebel, of Kentucky, some years ago, attracted nationwide attention, was sued here today by his wife, Anna M.D. Powers, for limited divorce.  The petition filed in the District of Columbia Supreme Court, charged cruelty and non-support.  Justice Stafford issued a rule against the defendant, who now lives in Washington, to show cause on March 18 why he should not be required to pay temporary alimony pending the outcome of the proceedings.

Banana Plant.  The Louisville Papers recently devoted considerable space to the fact that a certain woman in Louisville owned a banana plant that was blooming at this time of the year.  Louisville has nothing on Somerset.  Mrs. J.E. Girdler has a similar plant that has been in bloom for about two weeks.  The plant is about seven feet tall and is now about four years old.  This is the first year that it has bloomed.  Mrs. Girdler is anxiously waiting to see if the plant will bear fruit this season.

Boys Caught.  Three young boys of the city have been arrested charged with stealing milk from the porches of citizens on College St.  For some time residents of College St. have been bothered by youngsters who follow the milk man and steal the milk bottles as they are deposited.  The police were notified and got busy, resulting the arrest of three.

Geary Here.  Captain John A. Geary, of Lexington, has been in the city this week in the interest of the Irish Cause.  Mr. Geary was quite successful and received many contributions.

Does Anyone Know?  Mr. George P. Salle, chairman of the Pulaski County Chapter, American Red Cross, wants to know the address of Jim Massengale, who is the father of Dora and Chas. Massengale.  He also wants the address of Lee Norton, father of Allison Norton.  Any one knowing the address of either
person will please notify Mr. Sallee.

For Jailer.  Mr. V.G. Rexroat has announced for the Republican nomination for Jailer.

Few Donate.  The following donations have been made from Pulaski County to the China Famine Fund:  A.J. Adams, Hogue, $1.00.  Presbyterian Sunday School, Somerset, $41.00.  Methodist Episcopal Church, South Mill Springs Circuit, Frazier, $19.00

Ross. Mrs. Celia Katherine Ross, died at her home on High St. Monday morning, March 7th.  She was 78 years of age. Funeral services were conducted at the First Christian Church Tuesday afternoon by her pastor, Rev. W.G. Montgomery.  Burial followed in the City Cemetery.  Mrs. Ross was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butler of Virginia.  She was born in Wayne County, Ky., where she spent most of her girlhood.  She was married to Dr. John A. Ross.   Soon afterwards they moved to Warren County but did not stay there long, moving to this country where they reared their family.  Dr. Ross died about 18 years ago and since that time Mrs. Ross has lived with her son, Tilden.  Mrs. Ross was a faithful and devout member of the Christian Church and was a regular attendant up until a year ago when declining health prevented her leaving her home.  Five children survive, Mrs. D.T. Harris of Smiths Grove, Ky.; Mr. Sewell Ross of New Smyrna, Fla.; Mrs. Chas. G. Colyer, Miss Zuie Ross and Mr. Tilden Ross all of Somerset.

Operated On.  Mrs. E.P. Buchanan was operated on in Danville, Ky., last Saturday morning for appendicitis.  She is getting along nicely and it is though that she will be able to return home within another week.  She was taken suddenly ill Friday night at her home in this city and was rushed to Danville on the early train Saturday.  Mrs. Buchanan is a teacher in the City Schools and during her illness Mrs. Chas. Beatty will fill her place.

Glass.  Dr. Harvey Glass, of Danville, Ky., died at his home in that city Tuesday afternoon after an illness that has covered several years.  Dr. Glass was 79 years of age.  Dr. Glass was pastor of the Presbyterian Church in this city for twenty years and no man stood higher in the community or was more
loved by our people.  He left Somerset about twelve years ago to become pastor of a church in Mercer County.  He afterwards gave up that pastorate and moved to Danville. The news of his death was received here with a great deal of sadness.  Dr. Glass was a man of brilliant intellect and ranked at the top of his profession.

Card of Thanks.  We desire to extend our very deep thanks to the good people of Somerset and to our dear neighbors for their kindness and helpfulness during the sickness and death of our wife and mother.  Relatives and friends of Cincinnati also join us in this word of thanks.  W.C. Hutson and Son.

Card of Thanks 2.  We desire to express our deep appreciation for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy extended us by our neighbors and friends in the illness and death of our beloved son and husband, Lawrence
Hall.  Especially we thank the doctors and nurses, the members of the Knights of Pythias, American Legion, and Boiler Makers and Helpers.  Also do we thank Rev. W.G. Montgomery for his words of condolence, and Undertaker A.R. Wallace, of Denney and Dodson, for his efficient services in conducting the funeral.  Mrs. Macie Hall and Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Hall.

Enters State University.  Lexington, Ky. March 10. - Miss Ruth Irene Ashurst, daughter of Rufus Ashurst, Somerset, Ky., entered State Univ. as a freshman in January of the current year.  She is taking a B.S. course, her major subject being science.  Miss Ashurst is one of the many students from Pulaski County who is doing her part toward keeping up the good standard maintained by Pulaski young men and women here.  She graduated from the Somerset High School in 1920.  During her senior year she was a member of the Atheneum Club, as well as president and secretary of the Literary Society in this school.  In a contest promoted by this society Miss Ashurst was the winner of a medal offered for the best presentation.

Makes Trip.  Royce Flippin, son of Judge and Mrs. W.N. Flippin, a student at Centre College and member of the basketball team, was selected to make the trip east with the varsity five.  They will be gone ten days.  In New York, they will be banqueted by Centre Alumni and at Washington, they will be guests of Mrs. Vernon Richardson.

Curfew Law.  Once upon a time, Somerset had a curfew law.  We do not know whether or not the law is in effect now or not, but we know that it should be.  There are too many young boys loafing on the streets after night.  The Council would do well to look into this matter.

Wynn Announces.  George A. Wynn has announced for Magistrate from the Seventh District.

To The Republicans of Pulaski County. 

Doubtless you know that I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for Sheriff at the coming Primary next August, and I earnestly solicit the support of all Republicans. 
In making this race I know the importance of the office, and all the responsibilities connected with it, and I feel confident that I am qualified to perform all its duties as the law directs and to the full satisfaction of the public.  My party has never failed me and I have never failed it.  I began working for the Republican party before I was old enough to vote; and in every campaign since, I have taken an active part; often sacrificing my time and means when I was really not able to do so.  Last fall, during the campaign, no man in the county spent more time than I did in organizing Harding and Coolidge Clubs in nearly every precinct in the county.  This all took time, hard work, and was very expensive. Upon this score, I am willing to be judged.  The party has honored me in the past, by nominating me for Circuit Clerk and in that position I faithfully performed all the duties of the office until I was forced to give it up in order to earn support for my family.  In recent years the number of law suits, both civil and criminal, have greatly decreased, and this has decreased the fees of the office (there being no salary attached to the office of Circuit Clerk), until I was forced to turn its care over to another, which I did, to Mr. Adams; and in doing this no man in the county has suffered; because no better clerk can be found anywhere in the whole State.  What the office has paid, Mr. Adams has received, and since he took charge, not one cent have I received, although I am told that charges to the contrary have been made.  In this connection, I have only to say that all such statements are absolutely untrue.  During most of the time I have been engaged in producing coal at Barren Fork, and the past year retailing coal in Somerset.  During the war the mines were under Government control, and I was subject to the orders of the Government in producing coal for the Government and the public to help win the war.  In this way I did my duty as a patriotic citizen; and I feel that I rendered more valuable service to the Government and the people, by producing a product so essential, than I possibly could have done had I remained in the office of Circuit Clerk.  In doing this work, I only earned a respectful living for my wife and five children, which I consider my first duty.  I have accumulated no wealth; but if elected Sheriff, which I feel sure I will be,the office will pay a reasonable compensation, and I shall give the office my personal attention, and devote all my time to its duties, and no one shall ever have cause to regret helping me in this race.  I want all my friends, both men and women, and the public generally, to carefully consider my record as an official and as a Republican; and then if they feel that I am worthy of support, give it to me enthusiastically and my best efforts shall be given in return, by filling the high office of Sheriff in a way that will renown to the good of all our people.  It shall be my purpose to see the people generally between now and the primary, and present other reasons why I feel that I am entitled to your support as well as to refute certain false charges that are being made against me now.  Thanking one and all for past help, and not doubting in the least, my nomination and final election, I remain, Yours Very Truly, C.I. Ross.  Advertisement.

To The Republican Voters (2).  I recently issued an address to you through the columns of the local newspapers, appealing to you to support Mr. Langdon for the office of county clerk.  This I did because he had been kind enough to give me a position in his office, and also the assurance that I will be retained in the office at a satisfactory salary in the event of his re-election.  In that communication I gave a correct narrative of my limited, but humble career and tried to picture as best I could the hardships and struggles of my early life.  I shall not repeat that in this additional statement.  This statement to the voters is made necessary, as I see it, because of one issued last week by Miss May, and published in the Somerset Journal.  In my former article I did not mention the name or refer to the candidacy of Miss May, but since she has seen fit to mention my name in her card to the public, I deem it appropriate and proper that I say a few words in regard to her candidacy for clerk.  She makes a rather vague promise to retain me in the office in case of her election.  It is conditioned upon my competency and efficiency, and she is to be the judge of both.  Mr. Langdon has already passed favorably on my proficiency recognizing that there is merit in my appeal to the voters, and that a great majority of them, both women and men, will feel that I deserve some consideration at their hands, she comes with a greatly belated offer.  But she knows that I have already entered into an arrangement with Mr. Langsdon for work in his office and that my sense of honor would not allow me to break faith with him in this, and hence she makes the offer not for my benefit, or because of any interest she has in me, but for the purpose of advancing her own candidacy.  Mr. Langdon was good enough to help me, by giving me this position, and has kindly agreed to give me a position throughout his next term, and but for his generous kindness, I would not have had the position, nor even a promise for future work in the office.  I shall never be ungrateful no matter what comes.  I would be an ingrate if I should bite the hand that fed me.  It seems that in the latest move on the part of Miss May, she is merely playing politics of the shrewd sort.  I notice in her address to the people she admits that she has held the position that I am now holding for the past 18 years; that 10 of these years she served under Mr. Langdon.  He retained her in the office after his election although, I am told, she and her family had assisted in his defeat by Mr. Borden, a Democrat, in 1905.  I also learn that her father held this same office for 12 years, besides holding the offices of school commissioner, member of the constitutional convention, and serving in the long session of the legislature immediately following the constitutional convention.  It looks as though the May family have been amply awarded for the amount of service they have done for the party in the past.  Miss May further says that she is now holding a position at Frankfort, and that she secured this position through the kindness of her friends and schoolmate, Governor Morrow.  I am told that this place pays her $1,500 per year.  Through the influence of the Governor, she will be able to hold this office for at least three years longer.  She resigned the position that I now hold to go to Frankfort.  She is fortunate indeed to have the backing of such prominent people as the Governor and his wife, and with such backing she will no doubt be abundantly cared for.  Since she has been so bountifully taken care of in the past, and now has a good position that she can hold for three years longer, it does seem that she should be satisfied and be willing to allow others a chance.  She certainly should not try to defeat the man who has been so kind and generous to her for the past 10 years.  I want to say in conclusion that I have no powerful and influential friends to back me in my battle for a living.  I am a plain, poor country girl, and must rely wholly upon the plain, big hearted people of Pulaski County for assistance.  I know what I want to do, and it all depends upon the action of the voters in the next August primary election.  You have it in your power to say which one of us is the most deserving and needy at this time, and whether or not I shall remain the Clerk's office during the next four years.  If you favor giving me a start in life, vote for Mr. Langdon, and that will give it.  If you think that Miss May is more deserving and needy than I, then vote for her.  The issue is clearly drawn.  Very truly, Mary Hail.  Advertisement.

Indictments Are Being Returned By The Wholesale, Grand Jury Is Busy Body.  The Grand Jury has already returned about 150 indictments during this term of court and they are not near done.  More work has been accomplished by this body than any grand jury in years - in fact this is about the best grand jury that has ever been selected.  They are determined to stop the continual violation of the law.  The Circuit Court continues in the daily grind and many cases are being tried.  Most of the cases now are minor civil cases.  The case of Bank of Russell Springs vs. T.V. Ferrell to recover $4,000.00 note on which Mr. Ferrell was surety was decided in favor of the defendant. 
Quite a number of parties were fined for various offenses such as shooting on highway, malicious striking, assault, selling whiskey, etc.  Court will continue through next week.

Announcement.  Somerset, Ky., March 8, 1921.  To The People of the City of Somerset:  I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Chief of Police of the City of Somerset, Ky.  I stand for and if elected will enforce every ordinance that the City Council has and shall pass regardless of whom it affects.  I will if the Council so decides, collect the City and School taxes.  I will do all in my power to assist in the execution of the prohibition laws and ridding our city of bootleggers.  If elected I propose to enforce all the laws that it may be the duty of the Chief of Police to enforce.  Thanking you in advance for your support and influence, I am yours for a cleaner and better city.  J.E. Bash.

Hospital Notes.

Robt. Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Curtis, was operated on last Saturday
night for appendicitis.

Mr. Rosco Hilton is much improved. 

Mrs. Will Bradley of Monticello has recovered sufficiently to return home.

Miss Dorothy Sharp of Science Hill, who was operated on for appendicitis, is able to return home.

Mr. Glenn Hines of Science Hill is in the hospital for treatment.

Mr. E.C. Hall of Science Hill, who was operated on for appendicitis is
rapidly improving.

Mrs. Henry Schneider was operated on for appendicitis.

Rev. Abbott who has been in the hospital for treatment is doing nicely.

Little Ray Stephens who jumped from a street car is in a serious condition.

Chas. Barnes is in the hospital for treatment.

Mr. DeWitt has recovered sufficiently to return home.

Personal Mention.

Mrs. Oscar Colyer and Master James Logan, were in Knoxville, Tenn., the first of the week.

Mrs. Lawrence Dungan and children have returned from a visit to her mother at Flat Rock.

Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Allen spent the weekend in Lexington.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bodkin were in Knoxville, Tenn., the first of the week buying goods for their store at Shopville.

Miss Francis Spann left this week for Oklahoma to visit her sister, Mrs. Graham.

Mr. Harold Kennedy has been ill at his home in Columbia St. the past week.

R.E. Higgins has been unable to be at his place of business on account of illness.

Mr. John Gray and daughter Mrs. Elmer Hill of Chattanooga, Tenn., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Offett and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Doyle.

Mr. Steele of the Fair Company returned yesterday from Cincinnati.

Mrs. Oscar Colyer and children are visiting in Knoxville, Tenn.

Mr. George Bertram of Monticello, Ky., has been in the city this week.

Miss Elizabeth Stone has resigned her position with the Main St. Garage and will leave soon for Danville to make her home.

Mr. Terrell Waddle is on a three weeks vacation to Nicholasville.

Mr. D.G. Webb, Superintendent of the Burnside Graded School, was in the city last weekend.

Superintendent R.E. Hill has returned from Atlantic City, where he attended
the National Educational Association meeting.

Mr. J.W. Wilson of Barren Fork, Ky. was in Somerset last Saturday.

Mrs. Edwin P. Morrow has returned to Frankfort after a visit with her mother, Mrs. O.H. Waddle.  Mrs. William Waddle accompanied her home for a visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. M. Thatcher received a message Saturday announcing the arrival of a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John M.P. Thatcher of New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shultz of Springfield, Ky., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Goodloe.

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Loveless returning this week from their honeymoon spent in the South.

Mr. T.A. Lewis of Burnside was in the city Tuesday making some arrangements for the banquet to be held in Burnside next week.

W.L. Vallindingham of Science Hill was in the city Wednesday en route to Cincinnati, Ohio, on account of the illness of his father.

Mrs. Elmer Thurman was operated on in Danville Tuesday and is in quite a serious condition.

Mr. William Waddle was been in Frankfort this week on business.

Mrs. Henry Snyder was operated on Monday night for appendicitis.  She is getting along very nicely.

Robert Curtis underwent an operation at the Somerset Sanitarium Saturday
night for appendicitis and is doing fine.

Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Frye and son Archie are spending several days in Cincinnati.

Mrs. S.D. Harris of Smiths Grove, Ky., and Mr. Sewell Ross, of New Symrna, Fla., attended the funeral of their mother this week.

Chief Dispatcher C.W. Pates returned from a visit to Indianapolis, Ind., Tuesday.

Rev. C.H. Talbot and Mr. W.O. Hays attended the funeral of Dr. Harvey Glass
in Danville Wednesday.

Mr. Eph Clark, of Ludlow, Ky., has been here with his brother, Marcus Clark, who is ill.

Mrs. Belle Lawhorn is visiting her sister, Mrs. J.H. Floyd, at McKinney.

Mrs. L.M. Grear, who has been spending the winter in Somerset, will leave this week to join her husband at Atlanta, Ga., where they will live.

Getting Better.  Mr. Everett Adams of Pulaski, who was taken to Louisville recently suffering from sleeping sickness, is getting along nicely and will soon be able to return home.  This will be good news to his many friends.

Old Citizen.  "Uncle" Dave Burge, one of the oldest men in Pulaski County, has been spending several days in the city.  "Uncle" Dave is over 90 and is as spry as a youngster.  He fought all through the war and loves to relate his experiences.

In Mexico.  The Journal is in receipt of a card from Mr. W.J. Goodwin, who is spending some time in Mexico.  At this time, he is in Juarez and says that he is enjoying his trip very much.  He asks to be remembered to all his friends here.

Will Fix Up.  Mr. A.F. Gregory has announced that he will begin at once to make some improvements in his restaurant.  He will add a dining room on the second floor and make some changes on the first floor.


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