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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, April 16, 1920.

Somerset, Ky., Friday, April 16, 1920.


The New School Law.  The new school law passed by the last Legislature has
some good features in it.  It abolishes the election of one trustee in each
school district and creates a Board of Education to be composed of five
trustees elected next November from a non-partisan ballot.  This Board will
have control of all the schools in the county other than those in cities and
graded common school districts.  The Board elected in this way, shall then
select the County Superintendent of Schools.  They are also given power to
appoint the teachers for the various districts, upon the recommendation of
the County Superintendent.  Hence the kind of men elected on this Board
becomes a very important fact.  If the people would have good schools
throughout this county, they must have high class men on this Board.  As the
Board is, so will the schools be.  Very little attention has been paid to the
children of this county.  Indifference has characterized our people with
reference to their education.  Now is the time to begin right here in Pulaski
in a determined effort to improve our schools.  The best and surest way is
for every man and woman to be on guard at and before the day of election. 
Let the people determine that good, progressive wide-awake men be secured to
run and then get out among the voters and help elect them.  God grant that
our people may be aroused to the absolute necessity of being on the job in
the election of these five men.  In their choosing politics should have no
part.  Governor Morrow himself has urged that the schools be taken out of
politics.  Neither should any man be voted for because of friendship or
sympathy, but every member of the board should be chosen because of his
ability and fitness for the important and responsible position.  An
attendance officer is also created in each county by this law and power given
to the present County Board to select him.  His work starts with the
beginning of school this fall.  This too is a great opportunity to appoint an
officer who is devoted to education and keenly desirous of advancing the
schools of dear old Pulaski.  The Journal hopes to see appointed the very
best man obtainable.

Good Roads, Machines and Motor Trucks.  The problem of good roads and the use
of machines and motor trucks must be regarded from the standpoint of public
utilities.  The problems of production and manufacture have been solved, at
least to other extent that the public is not handicapped and business is not
hampered.  The problem that faces us now, in practically every line, is one
of transportation.  There cannot be an economical distribution unless there
be a safe and fast means of transportation.  The automobile has had a
wonderful influence on the agriculture of this country in that it create a
new attitude of mind; it brought the farmer closer to the city; it provided
rest and a form of recreation that before its advent was entirely unknown to
the farmer and his family; it created entirely a different atmosphere in farm
homes and in farming communities.  This is especially true where they have
good roads.  The automobile influence, however, was a social one in the
beginning.  Then there was an economic value but the greater change in
agriculture will be from an economic viewpoint that is yet to come.  The
motor truck is the only solution for the transportation problem and when the
problem of getting material to and from the farm is solved, farming will take
on a new life.  Everything should be done to render the operation of motor
trucks more efficient and economical.  Good roads are the chief factor. 
Roads must be built up to the demand of the traffic. We cannot afford in
these progressive, fast-moving times, to allow road conditions to hold down
the traffic, as is being done in Pulaski county.  Motor trucks will be used
to an extent hardly dreamed of a few years ago.  There will be more
cooperation and municipal marketing.  The products of the farm will be more
saleable and will therefore, be more remunerative to the farmer.  These
conditions are bound to come and the only check there is to their early
introduction in this and adjoining counties is the handicap of poor roads. 
Farmers should look at the problem, not from the viewpoint of cost
altogether, but from the viewpoint of permanent improvement, of increased
land values, easier, quicker and better marketing facilities and a consequent
grater income to the farmer.  Good roads, trucks, automobiles and other
efficiency promoting factors of advanced civilization are investments rather
than expenses. 

War Mothers' Memorial Bridge To Span Kentucky River At State Capital.  The
War Mothers of Kentucky, an organization of the women who gave their sons
upon call of their government that the world might be free, have determined
that the patriotism and heroism of all Kentuckians in the late world war
shall be memorialized in a most lasting way by the building of a memorial
bridge across the Kentucky River at the State Capital.  This splendid
monument, shown above, was given the strongest endorsement by the General
Assembly of Kentucky at the session just closed, with the suggestion that it
be made a part of the great public highway scheme laid out by the Assembly. 
The organization of War Mothers which is made up of county units representing
each of the one hundred and twenty counties of Kentucky, determined to unit
in a single memorial, builded by the combined efforts of the County
organizations rather than scattered monuments.  They decided that the
monument be an emblem representing the entire Commonwealth; that it should be
a practical, useful memorial and that it should be located where it would be
a spectacle to the greatest number of people of the Commonwealth.  A glance
at the picture shows the very practical side of these suggestions.  The
bridge will cross the Kentucky River at the head of Main Street n the city of
Frankfort.  Its southern end resting on Capital Avenue, a street one hundred
and fifty feet in width and ending with the new State Capitol and Governor's
Mansion.  Architecturally the bridge is designed strictly in harmony with the
Capitol.  It can be seen from both the steam and electric car lines coming
into and leaving the Capital city as well as autoist passing along the
Midland Trail.  It is proposed that each county of Kentucky be represented in
the memorial by the placing of a bronze tablet for each along the main avenue
of the structure, the table to contain the names of the soldiers and sailors
the county furnished to the National Government in the war.  The entrance
arches of the structure will contain public comfort stations, rest rooms and
drinking fountains, there will be projecting bays, with seats, on either side
of the walk ways of the bridge.  Electric light standards ending in flag
poles for decorative purposes will be placed at the bays.  The approaches to
the bridge North and South will be embellished with permanent landscape
plantings.  That the Capital City of Kentucky is the proper setting for such
a splendid memorial is generally accepted by the people who have interested
themselves in the project.  People form every section of Kentucky are in
Frankfort daily.  That the General Assembly held to this idea is shown by the
following resolution of endorsement which was adopted unanimously in both
branches of that body.  Whereas, The organization known as the War Mothers of
the State of Kentucky, made up of the patriotic women who gave their sons to
the cause of world freedom and sent them across the seas to battle for that
cause, while they, remaining at home, gave their energy and time to every war
effort fostered by the National Government, is now engaged in promoting a
State memorial to the men who took up arms at their country's call; and,
Whereas, This organization has determined that such memorial should not be in
the form of a monument, such as has been customary in the past, but a
memorial that will ever be of use and benefit to the people of Kentucky while
adorning the approach to Kentucky's Capitol and contributing to making of the
Capital City of Kentucky a city all Kentuckians will be proud of; now,
therefore, Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of
Kentucky, that we do most heartily endorse this worthy movement upon the part
of the War Mothers of the State and sincerely hope that their vision of a
great Memorial Bridge across the Kentucky River at the Capital City will
shortly be realized.  And be it further resolved, we view with approval the
plan of having each of the one hundred and twenty counties of Kentucky
represented in this splendid Memorial Bridge the placing thereon of a bronze
tablet containing the names of the soldier who served from the various
counties, and with special reference to those who gave up their lives.  We
would urge upon the present State officials that they cooperate in every way
with the War Mothers in this project, particularly the State Road Department,
which might make of this structure part of the great highway scheme now being
worked out in Kentucky, and would recommend to the next General Assembly that
they assist in making such memorial possible.

Erskine - Wark.  Cards have been received here announcing the marriage of Mr.
J.D. Erskine of Parkers Lake, Ky., to Miss Margurette Esther Wark, Monday,
April 5th, Lexington, Ky.  Mr. and Mrs. Erskine will be at home at Parkers
Lake after May 1st.  Mr. Erskine is well known in Somerset where he lived
several years ago.  He is a frequent visitor to the city and has many friends

Gets Good Place.  The many friends of Otto Watson, who has been with the
Ayer-Lord Tie Co., at Burnside, will be glad to learn that he has been
elected assistant to the President of the Bank of Independence, Independence,
Ky.  This is a real compliment to this young man and we know the bank made no
mistake when they selected him.

Buys Farm.  William H. Ramsey has purchased the Denney Gooch farm on the
Stanford pike and moved there this week. He will either rent or sell his
place on the Mt. Vernon road.

Will Build.  The colored folks are going to have them a new and modern graded
school building.  They are not looking for a location.

Stone.  James W. Stone, a well known farmer, died Monday at his home near
Beech Grove.  The immediate cause of his death was paralysis. He was buried
Tuesday at Science Hill. He leaves three daughters and two sons.

Will Soon Open.  The Somerset Coca-Cola Bottling Co., will be ready to open
for business next week, so Mr. Stephen Jones, the manager, states.  His
machinery is about all installed.

Hard Hit.  The local produce houses have been hard hit on account of the
switchmen's strike in the east.  No express shipments are received for points
beyond Cincinnati.

To Open Station.  The Beatrice Creamery Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, will open a
buying station in Somerset, and Mr. W.H. Ping will be in charge.  Mr. Ping
hopes to be able to open with a short time.  The station will be located
across from the R.J. Smith Co.

Will Remove Offices.  About May 1, 1920, Dr. M.E. Tate will remove his dental
offices from the Farmers National Bank building to the offices in Bartell's
building, above the confectionary of Benelli & Baldwin.  These rooms will be
remodeled, refinished and rearranged for the scientific practice of
dentistry, including X-Ray of both general and dental character, and an
up-to-date heating plant will be installed during the summer months thereby
insuring comfort during the winter period.  The Tate Dental Drug Company will
also be located in the Bartell's building and they will continue to supply
the dental profession of the world, as for the past many years, with their
various lines of scientific preparation.

Heads Oil Company.  The many friends of Harry Lewis, formerly of this city,
will be glad to know that he has struck it lucky in the oil business and is
interest in several big companies.  He has recently formed the Jo-Se-Le Oil
and Gas Co., of Breckinridge county, Texas, and is president of the concern. 
It has a capital stock of $250,000.00.  Already five well's have been struck
on their property.

Grayson Gray.  Grayson Gray, one of the old time and highly respected colored
citizens of the city, died last Saturday.  He was 77 years of age and was
known by every one in Somerset.  Funeral services and burial were held
Tuesday afternoon.

>From California.  The sheriff of Los Angeles, California, arrived Tuesday to
take back with him Alvin H. Payne wanted in Los Angeles for embezzlement.  He
purchased a car there - paid $100.00 on it and left the state, so it is said.
 He was caught here by Ed Thurman, deputy sheriff.

Begging Because He Wanted More Than $5.00 A Day.  Because he could not find a
place that paid over $5.00 a day a tramp has been asking food and shelter
from the people of Somerset this week.  Going from door to door he has lived
off the bounty of the citizens of this city.  When asked why he did not go to
work he said that he had only been offered $5.00 a day and he could not live
on that account.  Now what do you think of that?

Going Higher.  Coal is selling at thirty cents a bushel in Somerset.  It is
said that it will be forty cents before long.  This is higher than at any
time in the history of the country we are told.  The government has sent out
a warning to coal operators and dealers that they have no right to charge
such prices.  It is likely the department of justice will take some action

Deep Test.  Mr. Joe Waddle announces that he has secured the consent of his
company to put down one deep test well in this county and that he expects to
go at least 1,500 or 2,000 feet.  Mr. Waddle has also interested some other
parties in Pulaski and he hopes to close a deal whereby two or three more
wells will be put down.

Draw Fines For Gambling.  Seven or eight young men were presented in police
court yesterday morning and fines of $22.90 each were assessed on charges of
gambling at a prominent hotel in the city Wednesday night.  A "stranger" who
was relieved of $110.00 "squealed" on the "bunch" and caused the excitement. 
It is evident that considerable gambling has been going on in Somerset and it
is hoped that bringing these to justice will serve as a warning to young men
who have been in the habit of making gambling their profession in life.

Paynter Here.  Road Engineer Paynter has been in the city this week in
conference with Judge Tartar relative to completion of certain inter-county
seat roads.  The Judge has promised to start work on the Stanford pike within
two weeks.  People from Burnside and south of the river are also urging the
Judge to build an approach to the Pitman Creek bridge so they can use it.

Corn Crib Burns.  Dr. G.E. Jasper suffered the loss of his corn crib by fire
one day last week.  The crib contained several bushels of corn which was a
total loss.

City Council Holds Busy Session.  Prominent Men Appointed On Board of
Supervisors.  The Board of Council met Monday evening in regular session,
with all members present and Mayor Cruse presiding.  Permission was granted
Western Petroleum Company of Kentucky to erect a building and to install
15,000 gallon storage tanks for the handling of kerosene and gasoline.  This
Company will erect their plant and establish an agency here for the
distribution of their products and will be located on the siding south of
freight depot.  Permission was also granted to the I.R. Longsworth Co. to
erect four residences on Central Avenue and to J.C. Goode to repair dwelling
on Main Street.  The Connelly Construction Co. advised that it would be
necessary for the city to provide payment for the paving recently done on
Columbia Street, or that suit would be instituted and a resolution was passed
authorizing Mayor Cruse to borrow sufficient amount to liquidate this
indebtedness, the city attorney being advised to enter suit against abutting
property owners who fail to promptly pay the amounts assessed for this
improvement.  A communication of Gainesboro Telephone Company, requesting an
advance of 25 cents per month in their residence telephone service was read
and ordered filed for future reference.  On petition of residents of May
Street it was ordered that a grade be established for concrete sidewalks. 
City Attorney being instructed to draft Ordinance to cover the construction
of same.  On behalf of the Presbyterian church, James Denton presented
petition requesting the city pay the amount assessed against said church for
the street improvement assessed against them, this petition was referred to a
committee for future report.  A Board of Supervisors for the year of 1920,
same being composed of T.B. Prather, J.M. Richardson and M.L. Gover were
appointed.  In response to circular of State Fire Marshall, it was decided to
have the "clean up" period commencing April 20 and continue for ten days and
it is urgently hoped that the residents will take this matter in a serious
nature and eliminate as much as possible of the accumulated trash, etc., and
thereby, probably prevent much illness and suffering.  Arrangements will be
made by which this trash will be removed at exceeding small cost to the
residents.  An Ordinance providing for regulation of travel and the traffic,
protecting health and property and for the convenience and safety of the
users of street, the proper parking of vehicles, etc., was given the final
reading and adopted.  All persons effected by this ordinance should secure a
copy thereof and to guide strictly by these regulations.

Notice.  The firm of Grider & Higgins has been dissolved by mutual consent
and all parties owing the above firm will please call and settle, and all
accounts against he firm should be sent in at once.  Mr. A.H.Grider has
purchased the interest of Mr. Higgins and will continue the business. 

Gibson Addition Is Building Up With Homes.  Gibson Addition, a beautiful
suburban addition to Somerset, is building up fast and is becoming one of the
most popular sections of the city.  Mr. Ralph Longsworth is building four
pretty cottages in that section of the city and Mr. Gibson in the past few
weeks has sold several nice building lots to Somerset people who contemplate
building this Spring.  Mr. Gibson is figuring on erecting several pretty
homes also.

Personal Mention.

Mrs. J.E. Girdler has been quite ill this week.

M.E. Barker of Nancy was in the city Monday.

Miss Marietta Farrell spent last weekend in Danville.

Judge B.J. Bethurum was in Stearns this week on business.

Judge James Denton was in Lexington Wednesday on business.

W.M. Jenkins of Eubank was here last Saturday on business.

M.E. Burke is spending several days in the city with his family.

Mrs. Charles Taylor of Detroit, Michigan, is visiting her brother.

Mr. J.M. Roberts was in Stanford this week on a business trip.

Mr. O.L. Conyers was in Lexington Tuesday on a business trip.

C.H. Moore is spending the week at Bowling Green on business.

Mr. Dan McCord of Lebanon, Ky., is spending several days in the city.

Mr. Sam Bryant of New Castle, Ind., is visiting friends in the city.

Mrs. S.F. Stephenson of Monticello was in the city shopping this week.

Col. George W. Thomas has returned from a business trip to Chattanooga.

Mrs. John C. Clemens of Danville, Ky., is visiting Mrs. J.A. Cassada this

Mesdames B.L. Waddle and John M.P. Thatcher are spending several days in

Miss Ida York will arrive from Washington next week.  She has resigned her
position there.

Miss Katherine Turpin will arrive today from Lexington to be the guests of
Miss Stella Bryant.

Misses Mildred Griffith and Gene Gibbs of Stearns are visiting Mrs. G.W.
Thomas this week.

Miss Bert Enoch has returned to her home in Chicago, Ill., after a visit with
her mother and sister.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith have returned to Chillicothe, Ohio, after a visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith.

S.A. Waddle was in Monticello this week showing the people there why they
should buy a Delco lighting plant.

Lewis Catchings has been visiting home folks this week.  He has sold his
interest in the ire business in Louisville to his partner Fred Catron.

Mr. Gehard Brown, the efficient clerk at the First National Bank, was in
Stearns this week helping Cashier Henderson open the State Bank of Stearns.

Miss Bert Roberts has returned from a trip to Stearns and other points on the
Southern Railroad, where she has been showing her spring line of millinery.

Mrs. John M.P. Thatcher and son John Jr., arrived from New York Monday to be
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. M. Thatcher.  Mr. Thatcher will join them

Mrs. J.A. Drum who has been visiting in Parkersburg, W.V., for several weeks,
returned home Wednesday accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Morey Jackson and

Mrs. R.L. Joplin accompanied by four of her piano pupils, Lucile Conyers,
Catherine Barnes, Jennie Robinson and Irene Bryant, heard the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra at Lexington Tuesday.

Mrs. Mary Pile has returned to Washington, D.C., after a visit with her
brother-in-law Dr. D.W. Scott.  Mrs. Pile was called here on account of the
illness and death of her sister, Mrs. D.W. Scott.

The many friends of Mr. George Potter were glad to see him here this week. 
He was en route from Washington, D.C., to St. Louis, Mo., where he will be in
the traffic department of the Southern Railroad.  He has been located in
Washington for the past year.

Mr. Clay Miller, Sup't. of Printing at the High School, returned from Mount
Sterling this week where he was called on account of the illness of his

Miss Flora R. Keen, Secretary State Board of Nurse Examiners, is attending an
all-week conference and very important meeting of National Nursing
Association at Atlanta, Ga., this week.

News was received here this week that Will Sanders, formerly of this city,
was operated on at the St. Josephs Hospital in Lexington and is getting along
very well.  He is head clerk at the Reed Hotel.

Mr. George Shelton dropped into town Wednesday for a short stay.  George has
been located at Detroit, Michigan, but has sold out and says he will likely
locate in Somerset.  His wife and baby are visiting her parents at McKinney.

Mrs. James Denton receive a message Wednesday telling of the sudden death of
Mrs. Charles Dodge, of Detroit, Michigan.  Mrs. Dodge before her marriage was
Louise Hail, daughter of the late Lincoln Hail.  She was well known in
Somerset and the news will be a shock to her many friends.

Mrs. T.E. Horrell and children are visiting her parents in Louisville.

S.A. Walker, the real estate man, was here from Lancaster this week.

Ben J. Sandman of Louisville has been the guest of friends this week.

J.C. Goode, Cashier of the Pine Knot Banking Co., was in the city this week
on business.

Born to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Howard Wesley, Monday, April 12th, a

Misses Stella Bryant and Ada Gover were in Lexington, Tuesday, to hear the
Symphony Orchestra.

Mrs. O. Willis left Tuesday for Louisville after a visit with her parents
Judge and Mrs. Wm. Catron.

Mayor George Cruse will go to Louisville next week to attend a dinner for the
state Y.M.C.A. workers.

Miss Maude Girdler will arrive today from Washington, D.C., to be with her
mother who has been quite ill.

F.I. Davenport, the insurance man of Lexington, is in Somerset this week
assisting the local agent J.A. Hargis.

Raymond Day, son of Councilman Clifford Day, left this week for Peoria, Ill.,
where he will be with the Avery plant.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brinkly and son are visiting relatives in the city.  Frank
is now assistant Yard Master at Danville.

Possum Trot.

Miss Lena Keith of Ohio has returned home after a few days visit with home
folks here.

Rev. Harmon filled his appointment here Saturday and Sunday.

Coral Bland and wife and father N.J. Johnson were visiting here last week.

Lewis Cassada, Millie Humble, Nellie Denny, Joe Wooldridge and Alvin Humble
motored down to the Somerset depot Sunday to see their friend Miss McBeath
off for Illinois.

Coral Humble and wife visited her mother of Shafter Sunday.

George and Mitt Girdler have returned home from Cincinnati.

The little son of Mr. Hucy and the misfortune of getting his arm seriously
cut by falling on an ax.

Paskel Gastineau and wife visited at Bill Huey's Sunday.

Elbert Humble has moved his saw mill here and will go to work soon.


Ellerd Trivitt and family of Pulaski took Sunday dinner at Roy Trivett's.

Wm. Jenkins and family were calling on the Reece home at Estesburg Sunday.

Mrs. Jane Stoute returned home Sunday.

Elisha Griffin and wife spent Sunday with M.N. Griffin.

Joe Bishop and wife visited Geo. McCracken a few nights ago.

Roby Johnson and family of Somerset were visiting Roy Trivett Sunday.

Mrs. Lawrence Lee spent last week with her mother.

W.H. Griffin and family have gone to Lockland, Ohio, to live.

M.C. Higgins and wife visited W.H. Surber Sunday.


Sam and Auglia Burton visited J.C. Mayfield last week.

Frank Muse had several visitors last week.

Sam and G. Burton were in Somerset Saturday.

John Floyd is improving fast.

Sam Burton had as his visitors Sunday Cleafus Bland.


Sam Waddle and family visited at George Waddles of Oak Hill Sunday.

George Anderson and little daughter Christine, George Stigall, S.I. Gover and
Ollie Godby visited Bill White Sunday.

Walter Gover and wife of Bronston spent Sunday with her sister Mrs. Lum

Mesdames Otho Vaughn and C.D. Stigall were in Danville last week.

Sam Cowan and family visited relatives at Waitsboro Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Shelton and children of Strawberry were Sunday guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J.D. Koger.

Misses Emma and Mary Cowan visited Misses Mabel and Thelma Claunch Sunday.

Hob Waite is visiting relatives here.

Mrs. H.S. Hail is very sick at this writing.

Mr. Heaton and family of Tenn., have moved to their farm recently purchased
from O.L. Wilson.

Woods Cowan and wife visited Lawrence Camden of Elihu Sunday.

Miss Nan Gibson was the guest of Miss Lina Newel Sunday.

James, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Burnett Rhoten, is very sick with

Harry Stigall and wife visited his parents Saturday night and Sunday.

Will Hardgrove and wife spent Sunday with his sister Mrs. Prather of Shafter.

Little Philip Harvey is slowly improving.

Miss Mary Lorton visited her brother Granville Lorton Friday night.

Everett Gholson is on the sick list.

John Tucker and wife visited Clint Cassada and wife of Cabin Hollow, Sunday.


Joe Vanhook has moved to the John Thomas place near Elgin.

Mrs. Nancy Vanhook visited her son, Joe, Sunday.

Born to the wife of Roy Eads a fine girl, Erline Minta.

Virgil Hansford and wife of Mark, visited home folks last week.

Archie Poynter and family visited at Dr. Garner's Sunday.

Oscar Sowders and wife visited at Bob Catron's Sunday.

Mrs. Martha Farmer visited her daughter Mrs. J.M. Carter last week.

"Uncle" William Gastineau visited at George B. Bumgardner's Friday night.

Hob Lee will leave soon for Bellgrade, Montana.

Herbert Isaacs and Other Poynter were in Somerset Monday on business.


Lola Leigh visited Gertie Calhoun Tuesday night.

Audrey Rainwater visited Dica Schoolcraft Monday.

Clarence Rainwater visited his sister Monday night.

Mollie Sharp has returned to Ingle.

Mary Hunley visited Martha Seivers Thursday.

Audrey Rainwater visited Bertha Rainwater Wednesday.

Clarence Rainwater is visiting at Ringgold.

Mrs. Alma Dick and baby were the guests of Mrs. Molden Saturday.

Jerry Calhoun was with his parents Saturday.

Hubert Calhoun is the guest of his grandparents.

Mrs. Calhoun and children were the visitors at Gertie Calhoun's Saturday.

Livona Dick visited Zelotus Dick Saturday night.

Oil Center.

G.V. Frazier had several visitors last week.

Born to Mrs. Drew Bailey, a fine boy.

Carl Rainwater visited S.P. Simpson last week.

Virginia Ware is home from Richmond.

Wilmirth Simpson visit S.P. Simpson Sunday.

The Frazier, Taylor and Gilmore families visited M.P. Simpson last week.

Mrs. D.T. Gilmore and son have returned to Cleveland, Ohio.

Clear Fork.

Misses Ida and Alpha Greer of Clear Fork were the guests at John Sloan's
Saturday and Sunday.

There has been a meeting at the Baptist church at Waynesburg for the past

W.G. Goff was at Stanford Monday on business.

Mrs. Mary Osborne of Clarence visited her sister Mrs. Ella Griffin, Thursday

Mr. W. Mitchel and Miss Emma Thompson went to Somerset Wednesday and were


Eva Morrow is very ill.

Lewis Cassada visited his sister Saturday night.

Cora Griffin and Willie Thompson visited J.R. Wilson Saturday.

Sam Bolin and Geo. Tucker were here from Tateville, Sunday.

Bill Taylor and wife visited Ed Branscum Saturday night.

Bertha Wilson visited her mother Saturday night.

Herbert Wilson and Sarah Alsip were married Thursday.

Bertha Wilson visited Ollie Wilson Friday.


Sunday school at Mt. Pisgah at 9 o'clock.  Everybody invited.

J.A. Tarter and family visited at S. Cundiff's Sunday.

Mrs. Lucy Tarter and children visited her father Charlie Thompkins last week.

Mrs. Ollie Norfleet of Dry Ridge is spending this week with friends at

A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas April 4th - Edwin
P. Morrow.


Mrs. Sopha Dykes of Akron, Ohio, arrive here Monday.

Willie Whitaker has moved into the house belonging to S.M. Hargis.

Elmer Sears of Somerset was in our community last Monday.

Harlie Godby and Delbert Roberts who have been working in Akron, Ohio, came
home Monday for a vacation.

A sale was held last Friday of the property of W.W. Barnes, deceased.

Mrs. Sopha Dykes is very ill.

Delbert Roberts visited W.T. Godby last Friday night and Saturday.

Miss Nannie Meece and Charlie Heath were married last Monday.

Mrs. Harrison Ledbetter was called to the bedside of Mrs. Sopha Dykes last

Walter Barnes has moved to Cincinnati.

Grover Meece of Somerset visited his mother, Mrs. Inda Meece, last Thursday
night and Friday.

Sunday school has been organized at Pleasant Ridge church.


Mrs. Eli Adams visited her sister Sunday.

R. Whitaker and wife visited George Whitaker Saturday night.

Nip Turner and Ellen Burdine were married Thursday.

H.M. Whitaker got his arm broke Saturday.

Vanlo McDonald visited Marion Carlton Sunday.

Anna McAlister and Flora Carlton spent Sunday with Marie and Virginia Cragon.

Bessie Whitaker and Bertie Adams visited Bob Whitaker Sunday night.

John Barnes visited R.H. Barnes Sunday.

Mt. Hope.

Mrs. Ottis Tartar of Mintonville spent the weekend wit her mother Mrs. J.T.

Miss Mary Adams who has been attending school at Richmond for the past five
months is spending a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Adams.

Mary and Martha Adams spent Sunday with Miss Ethel Farris.

Ethel Farris and Beatrice Morris spent Sunday night with Mary and Martha

Mrs. Branscum Adams spent Saturday night with her father J.D. Compton.

J.D. Compton and wife spent Sunday with A.M. Adams and wife.

Ernest Farris and wife spent Saturday night and Sunday with his father W.A.

Miss Sarah Weddle has been visiting her uncle W.T. Cox at Science Hill.

Miss Zelma Compton spent Saturday night with her uncle, Bruce Wesley at
Bethel Ridge.


Mr. Jim Birt of Illinois who has been visiting home folks here, has returned

Burb Mullins and family have gone to Virginia to make their future home.

Mrs. L.N. Taylor of Frankfort is visiting friends here.

Hubert Higgins and Miss Millie Correll who are attending school at Richmond
spent Easter with home folks.

Miss Letta Sowders is visiting friends in Illinois.

Corpl. Willie Mills, of Camp Taylor, spent Easter with friends here.

Misses Boneta Collins and Margret Bailey have gone to Cincinnati.

Gladys Pike of Waynesburg is visiting her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. W.H.

Joe Pike of Greensburg is visiting relatives here.

Miss Iva Mofield spent Sunday with her mother Mrs. H. Mofield.

Miss Correll entertained several friends with an Easter party Sunday
afternoon.  They also gave an egg hunt for the little people of the
neighborhood.  A delightful time was had by all.


Rev. J. Scott Greer of Louisville, preached interesting services at the Chur
ch of Christ.

Several folks were delightfully entertained at the home of E.L. Gooch
celebrating Miss Fae's sixteenth birthday.

Jerry Spears visited relatives here this week.

Henry Lewis of McKinney was in town this week on business.

S.T. Webb of Vanceburg who had been here soliciting acreage for the local
cannery has returned home.

Herman Wesley has returned home from Detroit, Michigan.

J.J. Adams of Somerset is here with friends this week.

E. Eads of Hubble was the guest of Margaret Horton for a few days this week.

Everett Mullin is in town this week.

The death of Sherman Brown was a shock to this community.  Our greatest of
sympathy is extended to his wife and children.

Prof. Hill spent Saturday and Sunday in Kings Mountain.

Valley Oak.

Mrs. Martha Farmer spent a few days last week with her son Millard of

Mrs. Chas. Sears is very ill at this writing.

Miss Ada McKinney has returned home from Pineville.

Mrs. D. Couch and Mrs. W.C. Wyrick visited at Chas. Sears Wednesday.

Stanley Farmer spent Thursday night with his uncle Millard Farmer.

Mr. Smith of Harlan, Ky., spent a few days last week as the guest of Geo. Noe
and L.A. Skidmore.

Mrs. H.L. Farmer is clerking in the store at Valley Oak for D. Couch.

Tom Buchanan and family and Tasso Buchanan visited at W.C. Wyrick's Sunday.

Miss Ada McKinney and Mrs. J.H. McKinney and children spent Friday afternoon
at Wallace Phelps.

Clayton Thompson the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thompson, died at
Dayton, Ohio, and his remains were brought to Eden last Sunday.  We extend
our sympathy to the bereaved family.

W.C. Wyrick and wife visited at Joe Speaks' Saturday night.

Wallace Phelps and wife spent Saturday night at Tom Buchanan's.

Chas. Thompson and D.B. Wyrick were in Somerset Thursday.

Mrs. Ellen Phelps is very ill.

Miss Linda Buchanan visited her sister, Mrs. D.B. Wyrick, Saturday.

Chas. Thompson and family have moved to Burke Phelps' farm.

L.B. Phelps is suffering from blood poisoning.

Miss Ada McKinney is staying with her sister, Mrs. Wallace Phelps, for a few

Leander Gilliland and wife visited at Tom Price's last Sunday.


Dr. T.J. Acton and wife visited Eva Acton Friday.

Leff Brooks and wife were the guests of Ella Gooch Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Stringer visited A.J. Hamm Saturday night.

On April 6, 1920, Rachel Long passed from this life and entered into rest. 
He was 68 years of age and had lived a devoted Church life the past 47 years.
 The death of Mr. Long went out from this community a gentle Christian man. 
His was a heart of gold and in his life a picture of peace in the performance
of Christian duty.  We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Vadendale Todd is very ill.

Mrs. Cyntha Osborne had several visited Sunday.

The families of A.J. Hamm and Dewey Stringer visited E.B. Herrin Sunday.

Earl Vanover and Bessie Denney were married Sunday.

Quite a few attended the birthday social at C. Acton's Sunday.

John Osborne and family visited Henry Vanover Sunday.

Cedar Grove.

Terrel Trimble and wife were called here by the illness of their father.

Garfield Gibson got his hand badly mashed while at work.

Mrs. C.T. Gover visited in Danville Sunday and Monday.

John Nelson is home from Cincinnati.

Kessie Dykes visited Maud Lewis Friday night.

The infant of Robert Sears died last Thursday.

Bill Hughes visited B. Lewis Saturday.

Mary Gibson visited here last week.

Beech Grove.

Sunday school began here Sunday.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Tommy Vaught visited his grandmother Mrs. Ellen Taylor Sunday.

Mrs. Tina Irvine and Mae Taylor visited Mrs. Flossie Phelps Friday afternoon.

Charlie Godby and family spent Sunday night at Fred Halls.

Charlie Stone and family visited his parents last week.

Felix Phelps spent Friday at the home of his son Ross Phelps.

Rev. Geo. Sears filled his regular appointment at Bethlehem Sunday.

Mrs. Lee Lovelass visited her parents J.W. Godby Saturday night.

Bonnie Abbott of Somerset spent the weekend with her sister Flossie Phelps.


"Uncle" Dan Smiley of Somerset is visiting relatives here.

J.W. Bray is improving some.

Marion Fulcher and family visited G.W. Erp Sunday.

The three little babies of Robert Glover are all dead.

Kisarah Phelps was visiting here Saturday night.

Wesley Bray and family visited Tye Chaney Sunday night.

A 12 1-2 pound boy has arrived at the home of Mrs. Geo. Vanhook.

The remains of Wm. Meece was brought here for burial Sunday.


J.A. Tartar had several visitors Sunday.

Wyat Norfleet and family visited here last week.

Zula Weddle is very sick.

Lizzie Poor has been visiting at Faubush this week.

M. Halcombe visited his parents Sunday.

Frank Tartar visited Joe Barker Sunday.

Tom Pennington and Ethel Stephens visited A. Tartar Sunday.


Joe H. Jackson and son of Cincinnati were in town last week.

Rhoda, little daughter of Geo. Richardson died Friday with the measles.

W.E. Bradshaw of Louisville was in town Saturday.  Ed's friends are always
glad to see him.

Mr. and Mrs. John McKean who have been spending the winter in St. Petersburg,
Fla., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. N.I. Taylor.

John Beaty of Science Hill was in town Sunday.

Percy Bryant was in Monticello last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ern Heath have a fine baby boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buchanan and family were in Somerset Sunday.

Misses Nina Beaty, Pearl Bradshaw and Ora Meece were in Somerset, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Campbell visited in Tateville, Sunday.

Little Mary Helen arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Roberts Monday.

J.W. Elliott of Lexington was in town on business last week.

Little James Monroe Denney, the ten months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Denney, died very suddenly Monday morning.  Their many friends extend much
sympathy to the bereaved family.

Miss Ellen Williams passed through town Friday en route to her home in
Bakertown from Louisville.

Mrs. H.C. Weis, Jr., of Carthage, Ohio, is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs.
J.T. Tuttle.

Frank and Joe Watson have left the Boat Co. and will operate a truck freight
line between Burnside and Monticello.

Ed Buchanan was in Jamestown this week on business for the Cumberland Grocery

Tom Fagaly spent the weekend at home.

Mr. and Mrs. ? A. Hurt were down from Somerset Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J.M.

Theo McFarland of Rowena passed through town Sunday en route to Louisville.

Narvel Marcum was home from college Saturday.

F. Falkenburg of Monticello was here Friday.

Virgil Jones, Ed Lee and Capt. John W. Tuttle of Monticello attended the
Royal Arch Chapter meeting Saturday night.  The candidates were: Keeney,
Martin and Anderson of Stearns.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Selvidge and Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Nunn attended the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra Concert at Lexington, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Davidson were in Somerset Thursday.

Roy C. Rew is in Soddy, Tenn., this week.

Steamers Rowena and "City of Burnside" are making round trips to Nashville
each week with heavy cargo.

Miss Moiselle Johnson is with friends in Danville this week.

Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Harn spent this weekend in Somerset.

Otto B. Watson left Tuesday to accept a position as assistant President of
the Bank of Independence at Independence, Ky.  We regret very much to see him
leave but wish him success in his new position.

Sweeney's Chapel.

Millie Keyes is visiting in Chattanooga.

Ben Crow and daughter Evelyn are very ill.

Mrs. John Cox is improving.

Beulah Hubble visited Thelma Vaught Sunday.

China Cundiff has returned from her school at Barthell.

Virgil Hamilton visited home folks last week.

W.S. Vaught has moved to the Ben Hines property.

Oak Hill.

The son of Jim Jones was taken to the Somerset hospital last week and
underwent an operation.

Maude and Ora Frisbie visited the Muth girls Wednesday.

Ora Frisbie visited Mildred Barnett Saturday.

Mae Frisbie visited Mable Claunch Monday.

Mable Claunch called on Lula Frisbie Monday.

Mrs. Frisbie had several visitors Sunday.

Florence Wilson entertained her friends Sunday.

The Neeley and Nicholas families with Mesdames Lula Frisbie and Nan Gholson
were at John Neeley's Sunday.

Lovie Cundiff and wife visited D. Bogle Sunday.

Dye Burton and family visited relatives Sunday.


Mrs. S.W. Cassada visited her son Clint Cassada of Elihu Sunday.

Miss Zona Cassada of Oak Hill is visiting Mrs. Dentis Cassada.

Mrs. J.A. Quinton and daughter Miss Ruth have returned from Waynesburg.

Miss Alva Clark left Saturday to spend the summer with her sister, Mrs. Nora
Peoples of Bradford, Ohio.

R. Skelton and wife of Somerset visited Mrs. H. Mofield, Thursday.

Mrs. Argola Dodson is visiting her grandmother Mrs. F.D. Lovelass.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Collins visited friends here Sunday.

Mrs. Nettie Bryant was the dinner guest of Mrs. D. Correll Sunday.

J. Hammonds of Kidder, Ky., spent the weekend with his daughter Mrs. F.

Mrs. Mae Cox of Ansel was here on business Friday.

Misses Jane Ratliff and Lou Vanover visited friends in Eubank Saturday.

Mt. Zion.

Guster Hollars was in Tennessee last week.

M.T. Pitman of Wayne county was here last week on business.

Mr. Robinson of N.C. has moved to the Newell farm.

Mrs. Sherman Godby has returned from Burnside.

The prayer meeting at Wilson has been changed from Wednesday night to
Saturday night.

Miss Sarah Dick has returned home.

Mrs. Sam Jones has been visiting at Bronston.

Alfred Lanahm and wife are re-visitors here.


Mrs. M. Wesley is improving.

Mrs. J.D. Sipples and baby visited her father W.S. Wilson last week.

There will be prayer meeting at Wilson chapel every Saturday night.

Mrs. Lena Quinton and Mary and Martha Wilson were Sunday guests of Lillian

A.N. Smith and family of Eubank spent the weekend with relatives here.

W.S. Campbell and Chas. Rainwater are recovering from the flu.

Mrs. C.A. Adams is improving.

Misses Enid and Ethel Estes visited their grandfather G.S. Smith Saturday

Winnie and Opha Wilson visited Nora Vaught Sunday.

Chas. Elliott and wife visited his father of Argyle Saturday night.

The visitors of Lafe Smith's Sunday were Frank, Ezra, Dewey, Maud and Pearl
Smith and Elsie and Susie Burton.

Kentucky News Items.  Condensed News of Interest From All Parts of the State.

Middlesboro.  Anna Lee Smith, 10, died from burns sustained when her clothing
caught fire from an open grate.

Louisville.  The Small Grain Distilling Company, capital $10,000, just
organized here, will operate a distillery to make whisky for medicinal

London.  Beveridge Haverly, 13, son of former Representative C.W. Haverly,
was given a judgment of $5,000 against the L&N R.R. for injuries received
when burning oil fell upon him while working in a cinder pit.

Bowling Green.  W.S. Bennett, head salesman at Pushin's department store,
narrowly escaped death when he was struck by an automobile driven by an
unknown party.  He was cut and bruised about the head, face and body and was
rendered unconscious.

Paris.  Miss Josephine English, 17 years old, who died as a result of burns,
had a defect in her eyes which caused her to write backward only.  Her
manuscripts had to be held up to a mirror to be read, and she was a problem
to school teachers.  Oculists and physicians who examined her pronounced the
case unique.

Sergeant.  Squire John Ghent, of Carrs Fork, several miles below here, has
had his first shave in 45 years and his wife and his friends failed to
recognize him after discarding the long snowy white beard that he had worn
for so many years.  The old man's tonsorial treat has been the subject of
unique conversation in the Carrs Fork vicinity ever since the event occurred.

Danville.  The skeleton of an infant was found by John Turner in the attic of
his house in Parksville, this county.  The skeleton was discovered
accidentally when Turner went into his attic to repair a leak in his roof. 
The skeleton had been tied in a sack and had evidently been in the attic for
several years, as only shreds of the enveloping sack remained.  Turner had
only recently moved into the house, which had been occupied by several
families in the past few years.

Mayfield.  A clean up crew working under the Sanitary Commission unearthed a
human skeleton in a decayed box in rear of a meat market.  Authorities
believe the bones were at some time the possession of a local doctor.

Falmouth.  Fred and John Trost of Four Oaks have received word that J.G.
McBain, convicted of having murdered their two brothers in Oregon in 1905 and
who escaped from the penitentiary, has been recaptured at Edmonton, Alberta.

Nicholasville.  Jurd Bowman was given two years in the penitentiary on
conviction of stealing a hog from William Tremere, and George Lee Williams,
also a negro, received double the sentence for stealing a calf from Hester

Hazard.  The Distinguished Service Cross has been awarded posthumously to
Captain Hanon Fields Combs of Type, this county, killed by a German sniper
several weeks before the signing of the armistice, while serving in the
Thirty-Eight Infantry.

Whitesburg.  Sam Rose, past 65, of the headwaters of the Kentucky River
section of this county, has just been tried in the United States Court at
Richmond and given two years in the Federal penitentiary, charged with the
manufacture of moonshine whisky in this county.  He will likely be sent to

Covington.  A "clean-up" of gambling will be started by Mayor Thomas F.
Donnelly.  This was announced by the mayor on assuming temporary charge of
the police department in place of Safety Commissioner L.E. Bullock, who was
granted leave of absence pending trial on indictment for alleged removal of
whisky from a warehouse at Latonia.  The mayor issued the statement that
gambling in various forms is prevalent in Covington.

Whitesburg.  A Lexington bound train on the L&N railroad ran into a fresh
landslide at the tunnel north of this place.  The engine was derailed and
cars damaged.

Hickman.  Wood alcohol caused the death of Luther Osteen, 33, at his home in
this county, he being the first victim of the poison in this section.


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