Busy Session of City
Council. Financial Statement of the City Ordered
Published. The Board of Council held their regular
semi-monthly session last Monday evening with all members
present, Mayor Cruse presiding, and among other bills,
paid $35.53 for lumber used in repairs of steps from
Monticello to High St. and $903.80 for stone on College
St.; granted permission to W.C. Curtis to erect brick
residence on North Maple St., to A.C. Carringer to add
two rooms to rear of residence on Jasper St., to G.B.
Adams to build frame structure in rear of residence on
College St., to F.Y. Pumphrey to add two rooms and porch
to residence on College St., to John Starkey to make
additions to residence on Jacksboro St., to L.W. Camden
to erect garage at residence on Jacksboro St., and to
Henry Singleton to erect two dwellings on Bourne
Ave. Permission was also granted J.E. Lawhorn to
operate moving picture show in tent on lot at corner of
Mt. Vernon and Central Ave., this permission being
restricted to not exceeding six months. In a
communication, Mr. Joe H. Gibson entered complaint as to
vegetable garbage and tree cuttings being placed at the
Central Ave. fill; a committee of Mayor Cruse and
Councilman Day were asked to take up the matter and
effect some arrangement by which this dump could be
maintained. Many inhabitants of the city have
little regard of the persons living adjacent this dump
and continue to deposit many things there which give
forth offensive odors and without this practice is
discontinued, charges may be entered against them..
Copies of the communications of city authorities to
Kentucky Utilities Company, same concerning installation
of additional fire plugs, raising of plugs where too low
to obtain desired service, raising of the street car
tracks on College St and repairs of the street over which
the tracks operate and various complaints concerning
electrical served were read and filed. Financial
statements for calendar year 1920 was presented, accepted
and ordered published and same will be published without
delay. This statement showed expenditures of
$29,813.90, receipts of $35,493.98, liabilities
$12,577.81 and assets, tangible and intangible of
$64,039.48, the city debt being reduced in the
neighborhood of $4,000 over the previous year. The
ordinance providing for improvement of Main, College,
Maple, Mt. Vernon, Jacksboro, Bourne and West Columbia by
surfacing with tarvia was given first reading and held
until succeeding session for final action; this
improvement is to be done at expense of abutting property
owners. A committee of Councilmen Norfleet, Day and
Pumphrey were appointed to effect final settlement with
tax collector for the years 1917, 1918 and 1919 and to
take up settlement for year of 1920. Councilman
Pumphrey advised that the residents of College St.
desired concrete gutters, with curbs where necessary, and
City Attorney Tartar was requested to prepare proper
ordinance of the next session, which will be April 11,
Solider Buried. The body of Milford Hines, who was
killed while serving with
the overseas forces, arrived here Sunday and burial took
place Sunday afternoon at Camp Ground. The Pulaski
County Post, American Legion, assisted in conducting the
funeral. Members of the Legion acted as pall
bearers. Private Hines was killed on November 11th,
the day the armistice was signed. His father,
"Uncle" Jimmie Hines, requested that his body
be shipped home. There was quite a crowd of friends
and relatives at the funeral. A short talk and
prayer was offered by Rev. J.M. Harmon.
Given Four Years. Lem Hignight, of Danville, was
convicted in Circuit Court
last week for shooting Arlie Brown and Jess Anderson on
Sunday night, March 20th, at the Holiness Tabernacle, and
given four years in the State penitentiary. He did
not deny the shooting but claimed he shot in self
defense. Witnesses, however, did not bear out this
New Agency. Attention is called to the Studebaker
advertisement of T.E. Jasper & Son in this issue of
The Journal. Mr. Jasper has taken his son, Eugene,
in partnership with him in the automobile business and
they will give more time to the automobile
department. They are advertising the Studebaker
Light Six in this issue.
New Post Office. A new post office has been
established at Ahab, Pulaski County. The postmaster is
Wm. F. Jones.
Sedan. Mr. Virgil Bobbitt purchased last week a new
Ford Sedan from Agent A.J. Crawford, and Mr. Bobbitt says
he will use this car in his
taxi service and he will do the driving himself.
Gov. E.P. Morrow's Favorite Pie Recipe. Governor
Edwin P. Morrow, be it known, has a weakness for lemon
meringue pie. When he visited J. Morris Robinson,
manager of the Woodstock Hotel in New York recently,
Robinson, who knew his failing, had his chef bake a lemon
meringue pie that the Governor promptly signed, sealed
and approved as the best ever. Albert Cassinet,
Woodstock Chef, told how he made it.
Here's the recipe: For a pie for eight
persons: 10 eggs, 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, 2
lemons, 1 ½ cups milk. First: form the pie crust
by spreading a thin layer of pie dough in a deep pie
plate and bake slowly until slightly brown.
Second: Separate the yolks of 10 eggs, and mix with
¾ cup of sugar and 1 ½ cups of milk. Add the
juice of 2 lemons, then place this mixture in a
bain-marie and whip steadily until it becomes firm.
Pour the mixture into the pie crust until it is level
with the top. Allow to cool slightly. Third:
Take the white of the eggs and whip until they form a
firm white froth; during this operation add the remaining
¾ cup sugar. Spread this froth to desired
thickness over the partly made pie, and place in the hot
oven until slightly browned.
Parrigin - Goggin. Mr. Lyman J. Parrigin of
Paintsville, Ky., and Miss Bessie Goggin of this city,
were married in Louisville last Monday. Only a few
friends of the bride and groom were present. Mr.
and Mrs. Parrigin will spend the week in Louisville,
after which they will go to Paintsville to live.
Mrs. Parrigin is the daughter of the late Wm. F. Goggin,
and a sister of Mrs. James Denton and Mrs. Everett Love,
of this city, Miss Mary Goggin of Ashville, N.C., Messrs
John and Bourne Goggin and Mrs. Kate Stigall of
Danville. Mrs. Parrigin is one of Somerset's most
popular and attractive young women. For several
years she was principal of the Burnside graded school and
had taught in Florida. She is a graduate of the
Somerset High School and of the State University.
Mr. Parrigin is a native of Wayne County. Before
going to Paintsville to engage in the oil business he was
connected with the Ayer-Lord Tie Company. He is a
thorough business young man and has many friends here,
where he is well known.
Contributions. State headquarters reports the
following contributions to the
Chinese Famine Fund: A.J. Adams, Hogue, $1;
Presbyterian S.S., Somerset, $41; Methodist Episcopal
Church, South Mill Springs Circuit, Frazer, $19; Ferguson
Methodist S.S. Luretha, $7.50; Shady Grove S.S., by E.F.
Wesley, Mangum, $6.10; Christian S.S., Somerset, $225.
Is Promoted. Miss Wessie Hays, an employee of the
Gainesboro Telephone Company, has been promoted to Chief
Operator. This promotion comes in recognition of
her valuable services to the company. She takes the
place of Miss Ida Wheeler who was married this week to
Mr. T.K. Hargis, of Lebanon, Va.
Johnson In Hospital. Roby L. Johnson, the real
estate man, is in the Somerset Hospital. He went
there Tuesday, the 22nd, for an operation for
tonsillitis. But on account of the condition of his
nerves, heart, etc., were in, physicians were unable to
operate on him. He has had a general breakdown and
has been very sick, but is improving at the
present. He hopes to be back in his office in a
week. However, he has sufficient office help to
answer telephone calls and to make engagements. And
also plenty of help to drive prospective buyers.
The business will be well taken care of while he is in
the hospital. We are informed that he sold about
seven houses and lots in the week before going to the
Card of Thanks. We want to thank those who were so
kind, sympathetic and helpful to us during the illness
and death of our sister, Miss Addie Estel Ingram, and or
the beautiful flowers, music and consoling words spoken
at church. Ben Z. Ingram.
New Bridge To Span The Ohio River At Cincinnati For The
Southern Railway. The Southern Railway has
commenced work on the construction of a new bridge across
the Ohio River at Ludlow. The bridge will be a
massive one and will be so constructed as to provide for
double tracking. When the bridge is completed the
heavy engines will then run from Danville into the Grand
Central Station in Cincinnati. It will take two
years to build the bridge. On the completion of
this bridge it is said that many changes will be made.
To Build Pike. The Danville Advocate says:
Modern turnpike will be built from the Blue Grass through
Pulaski and McCreary counties to the Tennessee line, Mr.
L.I. Pearsall of this city, who is district road engineer
for this section, has returned from a trip through
Pulaski and McCreary counties. While there he
announced that it is the intention of the State Highway
Commission to build a pike from Louisville to the
Tennessee line in McCreary County. The pike will
pass through Pulaski County from north to south, through
Somerset, from the Lincoln County line on the north to
the McCreary County line on the south, crossing the
Cumberland River below Burnside, which is now the head of
navigation on that river. All but a few miles of
the pike in Pulaski has been constructed but the State
Highway Commission will resurface all of it with tarvia.
Epworth League. At its regular meeting on Sunday
evening, April 27th, the Epworth League of the First M.E.
Church, South, of this city, elected the following
officers to serve for the year beginning April 1:
President, Mr. M.L. Talley; Vice President, Mr. Bert Day;
First Dept. Supt., Mr. Robert L. Massengale; Second Dept.
Supt., Mrs. O.D. Goodloe; Third Dept. Supt., Mr. V.O.
Tartar; Fourth Dept. Supt. Miss Eva Taylor; Secretary,
Miss Mabel Clark; Treasurer, Mr. Mose Davis; Epworth Era
Agent, Miss Pearl Castle. The Epworth League is
just closing one of the most successful year's work in
its history. The State President of the Kentucky
Conference Epworth League, Mr. Dennis V.
Snapp, of Paris, Ky., visited the local League some few
days ago and said that the work being done by this League
was being told over the State as an incentive for Leagues
in other places to do better work.
Opal Marie, the 16 months old child of Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Light, died Monday after a short illness. Burial
took place in West Somerset Tuesday afternoon.
Farmer Charged With Peonage. Monticello, Ga. - A
total of 11 bodies found since authorities began an
investigation of charges of peonage and murder against
John Williams, Jasper County farmer. Like the first
three found a number of days ago, the bodies recovered
were chained together and weighted down with sacs of
stones and iron. Five bodies were found buried on
the Williams plantation. According to a confession
said to have been bade to Dept. of Justice agents by
Clyde Manning, a negro, employed by Williams, the 11
negroes were slain to prevent them testifying against
Williams in the peonage charges.
County Clerk C.M. Langdon has issued the following
marriage licenses from his office during the past
week: Earl Phelps, 28, to Gusie Godby, 38; Lester
Roberts, 19, to Opal Richardson, 19; Ezra Carender, 25,
to Daisy Dodson, 24; Walter Floyd, 22, to Lelia Griffin,
19; William G. Copenhaver, 25, to Maggie Wesley, 24; John
W. Crowe, 33, to Bertie E. Carmichael, 24; James Baugh,
29, to Thula Larkin, 23; Carlie B. Wright, 22, to Lillie
E. Lane, 18; Robert Floyd, 28, to Lillie Francis Bishop,
26; John F. Whitaker, 31, to Lizzie Silvers, 26.
Mrs. E.E. McBride who had a slight operation, is getting
along nicely and
will soon be able to go home.
Rev. J.S. Abbott who has been in the hospital for
treatment is getting along
R.L. Johnson, who has been in the hospital for medical
treatment, will soon
be able to return home.
Mrs. Daisy Allison who was operated on last week, is
getting along nicely.
Rosco Helton, who has been in the hospital for treatment
has gone home for a few days.
C. Haney who was operated on for appendicitis, is getting
Mrs. C. Chestnut was brought to the hospital in a serious
Mr. Artie Brown who was shot last Sunday night at Church,
has recovered sufficiently to return home.
Mr. Lee Dagley is in the hospital for treatment and is
Elmer Upchurch who is in the hospital for treatment is
getting along nicely.
Little Ruth Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L.
Johnson, had her tonsils removed and is getting along
Mrs. Oscar Hubble returned to her home Saturday.
Mrs. Burl Thompson and daughter Miss Bernice, attended
the Royal Neighbor
Convention in Louisville last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Curtis of Stearns, Ky., spent Easter
with home folks.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Warriner of Seventy Six, Ky., were in
Somerset last Monday
for the day. Mr. Warriner is a prosperous merchant
and banker of Clinton County.
Mr. Arthur Bradshaw who is attending State Univ., spent
Easter with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Bradshaw.
Mr. and Mrs. Elrod Hines of Cincinnati, Ohio, returned
home Monday after spending several days with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben P. Hines. Elrod is a
junior at the Cincinnati Dental College.
Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Cassada and children spent last weekend
with his parents at
Mr. and Mrs. J. Vincent Wesley spent last weekend in
Mrs. Flossie Rasco has returned from a visit with friends
Miss Mary Roberts spent several days in Lexington this
Mr. Gates of the Fair Co., spent last weekend in
Supt. J.G. Clements of the Southern Railway is in
Washington, D.C., this week
Mrs. J.G. Clements and mother Mrs. Menefee are in Florida
for a short stay.
Mrs. Menefee will make her home here with Mrs. Clements.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Phelps of Strunk spent several days
with her parents here.
Mr. George Bertram of Monticello was in the city on
business this week.
Clay Pumphrey of Hazard, Ky., is visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J Pumphrey on College St.
County Clerk Logan Perkins of Whitley City, was in
Somerset this week on
Mr. J.B. Bobbit will leave this week for his home in
John Eads Jr., of Decatur, Ill., who is attending school
at Danville, Ky., as
the guest last weekend of Dr. E. Parsons and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Anderson have returned from California
where they spent the winter.
Miss Ada Lee who is attending school at Georgetown, Ky.,
arrived today to visit her parents.
Mrs. T.V. Ferrell and daughter Miss Thelma, spent Sunday
Miss Opal Chitwood who has a position in the Bureau of
War Risk Insurance, is spending her vacation at home.
Miss Eva Rankin of Danville has been the guest of her
aunt Mrs. Ben Smith.
Mr. W.S. Fish, narcotic inspector of Eastern Kentucky,
took sick while here on business and was unable to leave
his room at the hotel for several days. He was
sufficiently recovered to go home Wednesday.
Mr. John Thatcher will arrive tomorrow from New York to
make his parents Mr.
and Mrs. Thos. Thatcher (?).
Mr. S.G. Cundiff who has been spending the winter in
Florida, has returned to
Miss Bessie Crawford returned to Hamilton College
Wednesday after spending the Easter holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Crawford.
Mr. George Stigall will leave next week for a visit to
Mr. J.L. Deegan of Sloans Valley, Ky., spent several days
in the city on business.
Miss Bessie Healey has returned from a visit with Mr. and
Mrs. John P. Hill at Paintsville, Ky. Mr. and Mrs.
Hill accompanied her home. Mr. Hill returned Monday
but Mrs. Hill will remain for a longer visit.
Miss Elizabeth Eason of Danville spent several days the
guest of Miss Bee Devine.
St. Mildred's Altar Society will give a social at the
church Friday evening.
Miss Nell Crawford was at home from Frankfort for the
Miss Ruth Kennedy of Monticello spent several days the
guest of Miss Bessie
Mr. M.C. Williams who has been suffering with an infected
foot for the past week weeks, is much better and expects
to be able to be out within a short time.
The Women's Missionary meeting of the Kentucky
Conference, M.E. Church, South, is holding a conference
at Carlisle, Ky., this week. The delegates from
Somerset are Mrs. O.H. Waddle, Mrs. W.L. Clark, Mrs. Carl
Norfleet and Mrs. Ralph Langsworth.
Mrs. A.P. Colyer and son of Danville, Ky., are the guests
of Mrs. William B. Gragg.
Miss Marguerite Cooper who is attending Georgetown
College is spending a few days at home.
Edward Gover is at home from Georgetown College for a few
Miss Ruth Flippin arrived from Georgetown yesterday for a
short visit with her parents.
Burnside. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Warriner and family of
Seventy-Six, Ky., registered at the Seven Gables Hotel
this weekend. Mrs. J.H. Selvidge returned from
Danville Saturday after a weeks visit with her sister,
Mrs. G. McWhorter. G.C. Nunn is in Tennessee on
business this week. Mrs. N.I. Taylor and Miss Ethel
Tuttle are in Carlisle this week attending the annual
conference of the Women's Missionary Society of the
Methodist Church, South.
Rev. Geo. D. Prentiss of Lexington, gave a talk at the
Methodist Church Sunday afternoon in the interest of
Sunday School and centerary work. Miss Beth Tuttle
of Cincinnati is home for a visit. Miss Ruth Harvey
returned Wednesday to Millersburg College after a weeks
Easter vacation. Lloyd Fitzgerald of Lexington,
State College, stopped over Monday for a visit, en route
with a party of mining engineers on an inspection tour
through Tennessee. Tom Fagaly was home from State
College this last week on Easter vacation. Miss
Pearl Bradshaw was shopping in Somerset Saturday.
Graham Davidson was home form Danville this
weekend. Joe D. Mosier of Sunbright, Tenn.,
visited friends here Sunday. Miss Marjorie Thompson
was Easter shopping in Somerset Saturday. Mesdames
J.J. Crutcher, and L.M. Cheeley
delightfully entertained the Charade Club Saturday
evening at the home of Mrs. Cheeley. A delicious
ice course was served in Easter designs. E.A. Harn
has opened up a new store in the Geo. Cooper building on
Main St. and will carry a complete line of
merchandise. J.C. McKeehan of Somerset was in town
Saturday with friends. W.J. Davidson was in
Louisville Tuesday on business.
Elrod. Several of the young folks from here
attended the Easter festival at Woodstock Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Randolph visited at I.L. Bumgardner's
Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Head of Walnut Grove,
visited at Frank Poynter's
Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Olph Randoph are all smiles
over the arrival of a fine boy. Mrs. Elsia Poynter
and baby visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Carter
Sunday. W.P. Smith is on the sick list.
Samuel Head spent Saturday night at Mr. frank
Poynter's. Mrs. Vonia Vanhook and Miss Della
Anderson visited friends near Ocala Sunday. Mr.
Walter Daniel of Lockland, Ohio, and Mr. Mitchell
Cummings, of Rockcastle County, were Saturday visitors at
W.H. Bumgardner's. Mrs. Dora Smith and Miss Zella
Price visited at W.M. Randolph's of near Plato
recently. J.M. Daniel went to Shopville, Sunday.
Flat Lick. Sunday School was re-organized at Flat
Lick Sunday with Mr. D.B. Wyrick as superintendent and
Miss Donna Griffin as secretary. Miss Ada McKinney
who has been staying at Somerset visited home folks last
week. Mrs. James Blanton and family spent Sunday at
Mrs. Julia Helton's. Rev. Cummins filled his
regular appointment at Flat Lick Sunday. Mrs. John
Hansford of Shopville spent Monday with her parents Mr.
and Mrs. H.H. Buchanan. Mrs. Wallace Phelps spent
Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.H. McKinney.
Martha Farmer, who has been very ill, is able to be out
again. Lawrence Stephens who has been attending
school at Berea returned home last week.
Floyd. Rev. Hall of Waynesburg filled his regular
appointment at Cuba Sunday. "Uncle" Sam
Harrington still remains very ill. Miss Virginia
Trivett and little nephew, Herman Trivett, spent Saturday
and Sunday with relatives in Somerset. Mr. and Mrs.
Elisha Griffin were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Festus
Johnson Sunday. Miss Lena Mercer delightfully
entertained a number of her friends and relatives with an
Easter egg hunt Sunday afternoon. Everyone reported
a nice time. Seventy-five eggs were hidden but only
sixty-five could be found. Mrs. Lawrence Lee and
baby of this place, are visiting relatives in Eubank, for
a short time. Mr. A.L. Harmon of Science Hill made
a business trip to this place Monday. Dr. T.J.
Acton and family of Eubank took dinner with Mr. and Mrs.
M.P. Estes Easter Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor
Spears and children of Eubank spent Saturday night and
Sunday with W.R. Estes and family. Mrs. W.G. Nelson
who has been quite sick for some
time, is some better at this writing. Mrs. Wm.
Jenkins and two sons were visitors of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A.L. Harmon, at Science Hill, a couple of days
last week. Rev. John Todd bought a nice mare from
Mr. Jones of near Somerset for $110. Jas. E. Todd
and family spent the day Sunday with M.N.
Griffin's. M.P. Estes bought a nice yearling calf
from J.B. Gragg for $30.
Grundy. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hewitt entertained
several friends Sunday at an
egg hunt. Mrs. E.A. Hewitt visited Chas. Hewitt's
Sunday and Monday. Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Hewitt visited
at Science Hill Saturday and Sunday. Several boys
and girls attended meeting at Frog Pond Sunday
night. Mrs. Helen Hubble has returned from the
hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Newberry mourn the loss of
their little son. Funeral services were held at
Rock Lick cemetery Sunday morning at 10:30.
Hail. Sunday School was organized at Pine Hill
Sunday. A large crowd was in
attendance. Mr. Clay Harmon was appointed
superintendent. We hope they will have
success. Mr. James Moore and wife of Coin, visited
Rev. Wesley Colyer
Friday night. Mr. J.T. Price entertained quite a
number of his friends with an egg supper Saturday
night. Mr. C.W. Burton bought a fine Jersey cow
from Mr. J. Mounce for $75. Miss Thelma Mize of
Short Creek visited Mr. J.M. Moore's Saturday
night. Mr. W.M. Burton who has been sick for the
past week with indigestion, is no better. Mr.
Richard Turpin who had rented from Mr. H.H. Osborne, sold
out his possession to Mr. Osborne's son for $75 and left
the county. Born, to the wife of Mr. Will Bryant,
Saturday night, a girl. Mr. Andrew Dyer and wife
visited Mr. Richard Dyer's Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Lizzie Owens and daughter, Retta, Mr. Elmer Owens,
wife and children, spent Sunday at Charley
Vaught's. The John Golden farm was sold last Monday
for $3,700. Mrs. Lee Hargis spent last Friday with
her daughter, Mrs. Herbert Vaught, at Science Hill.
Mr. H.H. Osborne and wife, Mr. Fred Osborne
and wife visited Mr. Sam Osborne's Sunday. Mrs.
Arizona McKenzie visited her
mother, Mrs. Evans, Sunday. Mr. H.H. Osborne spent
a few days last week with
his son at Somerset, who has returned from Idaho.
Misses Dela and Stella
Osborne spent Easter with home folks.
Sheriff. Mr. Ben P. Hines announced this week for
the Republican nomination for Sheriff of Pulaski
County. This means three entries, C.I. Ross, Ed
Thurman and Mr. Hines. Mr. Hines served as Sheriff
several years ago.