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Solon's Aground on U.S. Ship. Three Senators and Thirty-One Congressmen Are On Transport off San Francisco. San Francisco, July 7 - The army transport Great Northern with a party of three senators and thirty-one congressmen aboard went aground on a sand bank off the army transport docks here as she was about to sail for the far East. The transport is in no danger and will be refloated at high tide.
Lynch Negro Postal Clerk. Masked Men in Auto Hang Black Who Stabbed White Man - Taken From Officers. Enterprise, Mo. July 7 - James Spencer, a negro postal clerk, who seriously stabbed Otto Parker, a white postal clerk on the New Orleans and Northeastern mail car, was taken from the officers who were taking him to (word unreadable) for trail and lynched. The officers and their prisoner were met by two automobile loads of masked men outside Enterprise and the negro was seized without difficulty. He was hanged to a tree.
County Schools Open Last Monday With Good Attendance. Short of Teachers Tho. Sup't Meece tells us that the county schools opened last Monday with a good attendance. There were some few delayed in opening and will not start until next Monday but a majority of them got under way. There are eighteen vacancies at the present time and Mr. Meece is trying hard to secure teachers for these places. He hopes to fill them from the number who passed the last examination. There was a teachers meeting last Saturday and nearly every teacher in the county was present. They received all their supplies for the school room. This year the County Board is furnishing these supplies. The County Institute will be held in September. The date will be announced later. Mr. Meece thinks he will have one of the best years in the history of the county schools
Killing At Liberty. Liberty, Ky., July 4 - Secrecy veils the motive for the killing of William Smith, 35 years old, movie theater owner, who was shot last night by his brother-in-law and business partner, James Snow, 40. The shooting occurred in the Snow residence, located across the street from Smith's home. The men had left a garage in a machine a short time before, and there was no indication of any ill feeling. This was the first killing here in twenty-five years. Smith was shot just above the heart and was killed instantly.
Agent News. County Agent W.C. Wilson has returned
from Lexington where he attended a meeting of the County
Agents from all sections of the mountains of
Kentucky. It was decided at the meeting to pay more
attention to the mountain section of the state and
several field men will be sent to this section to make a
complete survey of conditions. Mr. Wilson reports
the arrival of four Holstein Club calves and they have
been sent to the members in the county. Two went to
the boy and girl of W.H. Ping and one to A.W. Sears boy
and one to Elmer Sears boy. Four more have been
ordered and three of them will go to the Flat Lick
neighborhood and one to Dabney. There are now
thirteen Holstein Club calves in the county. Mr.
Wilson has been spending a good deal of his time working
up the calf clubs throughout the county. He says he
is very much pleased with they way the boys and girls are
To Correspondents. All correspondents to the Journal should be careful in reporting news from their neighborhood that they tell absolutely the truth. We have had some complaint from citizens in certain localities that some of our correspondents are not reporting facts. We have no way to know whether or not the reports are truthful and of course we have to depend on our reporters. So please be careful and state only known facts.
Trot. Arthur Baker and wife were at Mr. Ashley's Sunday
School will begin here July 12th with Henry Smith
and Edith Corney as teachers
Dora Girdler and
children visited Mrs. Humble Sunday
Mercer spent Saturday night with Mr. Beasley
Brent Lay continues very ill
Mitt Girdler and
Millie Humble visited at Shelby Johnson's the 4th
Albin Humble and Mitt Girdler have gone to Indiana
Otto and Florence Stone attended
Mrs. C.A. Adams is no better at present
Ophia Wilson spent Saturday and Sunday with the Irvin
Bonnie Cox of Science Hill visited Sarah
Weddle Saturday night
Mrs. L. Smith spent Sunday
afternoon with Nancy Wilson
James Esterly is
visiting at Burnside
Ransom Vaught and wife spent
Sunday at J.D. Wilson's .. Martha Wilson visited Lillian
Mrs. G.S. Smith is with her daughter
Lena Quinton at Pulaski.
Jessie and Flossie Jones are the guests of Mrs. Willie
Born to Mrs. Coral Keeney, a fine daughter
May Brown and Edna Floyd are ill at this writing
Rev. Fibbs and family spent Wednesday at J.
Mrs. Newton Hudson visited her daughter
Mrs. Ira Hart visited Malinda Barker
J.L. Burton and C. Brown were in
Somerset Friday on business
Mrs. R.W. Wright
visited her daughter in Wayne County Thursday
Frank Muse spent Sunday with her sister
Tartar is visiting Mrs. Luther Muse
and wife spent Saturday night and Sunday with her parents
Fayette and Clarence Burton have gone to Iowa.
Northfield. Gertie Cooper and G.A. Barnes were united in marriage Saturday Mrs. S.F. Colyer and children visited Eva Gregory Sunday Mrs. Henry Sears visited her son, Dee Richardson this week .. Harry Smith called on friends here Sunday .. Mrs. G.S. Gregory and children were in Somerset the latter part of the week.
Oak Hill. Mrs. Dye Burton and children visited Mrs. J.R. Combest Monday Miss Sophia Claunch of Somerset visited Zona and Ova Casada last week Mrs. Dye Burton and children spent Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Lula Frisbie "Aunt" Marg Phillips visited Mrs. G.M. Phillips Saturday Mrs. Dock Fitzgerald and daughter Opal of Harrodsburg, Ky., and Mrs. Mary Thompson and daughter Georgia of Louisville, Ky., spent the weekend with their parents, Rev. and Mrs. Jacob Mayfield Mrs. Bryant Gholson visited her grandchildren Anna and Raymond Smith Saturday Misses Leila New and Beatrice McKee and Mr.and Mrs. Freeman Vaughn visited Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Phillips Sunday Robert Combest made his regular call at Somerset Sunday .. Bill Lee and wife and Pat Jones and wife visited their sister Mrs. Carl Heinechie Sunday Carl Burton was in Somerset Sunday night Mrs. Saufley Hammods, Mrs. Willie Keith and Mrs. Dye Burton and families visited at Mrs. Lula Frisbie's Sunday afternoon Misses Grace and Mae Frisbie visited Ova and Zona Casada Sunday Everet Gholson and son Melvin and Mrs. N.A. Gholson spent Sunday at Jim Bryants' McDowell Wilson, who underwent an operation at the Somerset Hospital Saturday is doing nicely Sam Waddle and family visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Waddle Sunday George Mayfield and wife are on the sick list Miss Bertha Neeley was the guest of her cousin Angie Neeley Jessie and Flossie Jones attended the Nazarene church Saturday and Sunday night Rev. Wesley Colyerfilled his regular appointment here Saturday and Sunday Silas Burton is on the sick list .. July 4th was celebrated here Sunday afternoon and Monday with a picnic at Fishing Creek.
Mt. Zion. Most farmers here have harvested their wheat but it has proved to be very poor Virgil Baugh and wife left for Cincinnati last Sunday Rev. C.C. Burton of Delmer filled Sister Bruner's appointment at Wilson last Saturday and Sunday Mrs. Hardin Adams was thrown from a mule last Tuesday and received a very bad cut in the forehead .. Mrs. Newton King was brought from Hogue for burial here last Friday J.C. Adams and family, Mrs. Eliza Baugh and children and "Aunt" Sarah Baugh visited at G.W. Adams of Hogue last Sunday Misses Myrtle, Audrie and Viola Vaught visited their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hall of Floyd last Saturday and Sunday .. Buddie Vaught and family of Shady Grove spent last Sunday with his mother "Aunt" Ellen Vaught.
Waterloo. Edward Doss and wife visited her parents Saturday night Noah Griffin visited his parents Saturday night .. Dica Schoolcraft visited her brother at Ingle Wednesday night Audrry Rainwater visited her sister Loretta Doss last week Robert Allen visited here Wednesday night Born to Mrs. Zelotus Dick, a girl Bonnie Tarter still continues very ill . Mrs. Henderson is on the sick list Jake Dause and wife and Chester Rainwater and wife visited at A.W. Rainwater's Sunday C.B. Rainwater and wife visited at James Henderson's Sunday.
Cave Hill. G.S. Smith and wife and Laura Burton visited Mrs. Lena Quinton Sunday, who is very ill Theo Spears and children spent Sunday at Millard Wesley's Dwight McDonald and family spent Saturday and Sunday at Milton Higgins J.D. Sipples and wife spent Saturday and Sunday at W.S. Wilson's Misses Elsie and Susie Burton spent Sunday afternoon with Misses Lola, Minnie and Hattie Wilson Dewit Spears spent Sunday evening with Frank Smith S. Blevins and family of Briery visited at Ed Smith's Sunday Roy and Lagal Smith spent Sunday with Hoy and Lloyd Burton Several from here attended the ice cream supper at Jacksonville Saturday night.
Says Treaty No Scrap of Paper. Lloyd George Declares Germans May Talk But They Must Obey. War Guilt is Considered. Premiers' Conference at Brussels Agrees To Take Up Matter Anew at the Spa Meeting - Italian Demands Vexing.
Brussels, July 7 - The allied supreme council adjourned its normal session after failing to agree on the division of the German reparation. The premiers' conference agreed on a plan to consider anew at the Spa meeting the question of German war guilt. The allied council is divided as Italy is dissatisfied with its percentage and is expected to object strenuously. Then there is only 3 per cent left for Japan, Romania, Portugal, Poland, Montenegro and other nations. Lloyd George, Mitterand and Delacroix, Belgian chairman of the conference, drew up the following tentative allotment of reparations: France, 62 per cent; Britain, 22; Belgium 8; Serbia, 5 or 5 =. Italy's share at least tenth. Italy is to receive at least 10 and Japan surely 1 per cent, leaving 1 = or 2 percent divisible among little powers and all the rest of the nations that declared war against Germany. Premier Delacroix of Belgium will preside at the Spa conference. There the allies will tax the Germans with non-fulfillment of important portions of the disarmament clauses of the treaty. "We reached complete agreement regarding the allotment of the reparation, even on the amount which the United States will receive," said Lloyd George, entering his hotel after the conference. Asked if Germany would be allowed to discuss question on equality with the allies at Spa he replied: "Germans cannot discuss the merits of the treaty or treat if as a scrap of paper. They can discuss only execution of it and make suggestions for carrying out its terms." What is American Share? A member of the reparations commission who is here said he knew nothing about the amount of reparation for the United States being fixed. The American government never asked any reparation, following the principles of President Wilson and it is not believed reparation is asked by the United States or will be accepted. Sforza, Italian representative said that the Italian reparation was not fixed and the other allies had not met Italy's demands. Lloyd George is trying to solve the Italian difficulty with the proposal that Britain shall guarantee the payment of the Italian debt to America
Adj. General of State Here To Muster In Men For Company of State Guards.
General Dewese of Frankfort was in the city last Saturday
to muster in the boys who enlisted in the company of
state militia that is being formed. The number
appearing for enlistment disappointed those who have the
matter in charge. Only about twenty out of a
hundred who had promised to be present showed up.
Those who have worked to get the organization perfected
have not given up but will continue their efforts.
Since Saturday about fifteen have signed up. It
only takes a few more now and the company will be ready
to be sworn into service. They hope to have the
required number by the end of the week. Lieut.
Brinkly Gooch, Jean Jasper and Lieut. Shadoan have the
matter in charge and any one desiring to enlist should
The 4th of July. The Fourth of July was observed in Somerset Monday by thebanks, post office and a few of the stores. There was no celebration of any kind and the people spent the afternoon at the Chautauqua and some went to the ball game. Very few flags were displayed which does not speak at all well for our people.
Ches. Davis Show. The Ches Davis Musical Review has been showing in the city all this week. A packed house greeted every performance and the show is far above the average. Those who have patronized it seem to be well pleased with the class of performance given. The troop is composed of some thirty peopleand they are all high class performers. The show is one of the largest traveling under a tent. They will close Saturday night.
On. Mr. Thos. Prather, the real estate man and
banker was operated
(By Mrs. L.D. Nunn). N.Y. Drake of Monticello was in town
on business Friday
Misses F. Rankin, Elizabeth
Allen and Graham Davidson attended the Chautauqua in
Monticello Thursday night
Harry and Lloyd Gundle
are visiting relatives in Kentucky and Indiana
Mrs. C.A. Bean of Little Rock, Ark., is the attractive
guest of Mrs. J.A. Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Evans,
of Danville were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Lyle were in Somerset
Jasper Dillon attended the 4th of July
celebration at Stearns Saturday
Chautauqua coming 5-6-7th of August. Don't forget the
Miss Vesta Halcomb was in Science Hill Monday
Mrs. Maggie Dick was in Somerset shopping last
Mrs. Robt. Johnson and daughter were in
Stearns Saturday for the big celebration
M. Cooper and family left Tuesday to join her husband in
Manbar, W.Va., to make their home
Fagaly is visiting her mother in Lawrenceburg, Ind.
Miss Eliza Tuttle of Cincinnati spent the weekend
Arlie Tartar and Opal Mayfield visited Mabel Daulton
Eva Cook visited Stella Griffin Saturday
Pierce and Orville Daulton have gone to Indiana
J.H. McBeath visited his sister Sunday
Ashbrook is still improving
Born to Mrs. Arthur
Pierce - a daughter - Ethel Lena .. S.F. Ashbrook visited
J.H. McBeath Sunday
Joseph Beasley and family of
Sardis visited here Saturday night
Wright and son are with her mother at Delmar
E. Rainwater and son were in Somerset Saturday
Mrs. Henry Lee is on the sick list
and family visited S.C. Jones Thursday
Jones is home for a few days.
Hill. C.M. Langdon was with home folks Sunday .. Miss
Gladys and Master Clinton Vaught were the guest of their
sister Mrs. Virgil Reid of Danville last week
Messrs Leonard Dungan, Hardin Sweeney and Luther Burge
are here from Kokomo, Ind.
On account of the storm
the ice cream supper was not very well attended Saturday
night .. Mrs. J.E. Estes and daughters Misses Bertha and
Effie, Frank Beaty and Homer Estes attended the singing
at Union Sunday
Mrs. Jno. Godbey and daughter
Susie returned Friday from Georgetown where they spent
last week .. A.P. Vaught attended the Chautauqua at
Somerset two nights last week
John Beaty and wife
of Beech Grove were here Sunday with relatives
Sister Bruner filled her regular appointment here
Saturday and Sunday.
Parker's Lake. Miss Zollie Sellers was at Stearns Saturday and Sunday enjoying the 4th of July celebration Master Lloyd Souleyret who has been suffering with an abscess on his foot, is able to take his place with his playmates again James M. Vanhook of Burnside returned home Monday after spending a few days with his brother A.H. Vanhook S.B. Smith is in Cincinnati this week with his sister who is seriously ill Oscar Walker has been making frequent trips over to the falls of the Cumberland lately Mrs. Nora Souleyret took her little son Lloyd to Burnside the latter part of last week to consult a doctor about his foot Several of the people of this place celebrated the 4th in a very pleasant way by going over to Cumberland Falls for a picnic where there was no limit to the bathing and good eats The Odd Fellows held their regular meeting Saturday night Mrs. A.H. Vanhook was in Somerset last week the guest of her aunt, Mrs. F.A. Lewis, and attended the E.S. banquet Luther Jones of Wartburg, Tenn., is here pounding the telegraph key in the absence of S.B. Smith The coal mines are working a night shift. They are doing their part toward giving the H.C. of L. a black eye next winter.
Mrs. Newton King passed to the great beyond July 1st. She
leaves a husband, four daughters, four sons, two sisters
and one brother to mourn their loss. She was laid to rest
in the Mt. Zion cemetery Friday. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. J.M. Shadoan. Mr. King and family moved
here last December from McCreary county. The bereaved
family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood
Ira Adams is at home from Cincinnati
Messrs. Velber and Marvin Jasper spent Saturday and
Sunday in Mintonville
Mrs. J.D. Hendricks is quite
ill at this writing
Messes Lulu, Rhetta and
Malinda Adams were Sunday guests of Lou, Lula and Gola
Messrs. Luther and Clarence Cooper spent the
weekend in Stearns and attended the picnic there Saturday
Born to the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Spaw, June
29th, a son - Hoy
Misses Hazel and Dora Dick spent
Saturday night and Sunday with their grandmother Mrs.
Mrs. Chester Pittman and baby of
Cincinnati arrived here Sunday for a few weeks visit
Miss Ada Dick of Mangum spent a few days of last
week with her sister Mrs. Effie Adams
made his regular Sunday call at C.C. Cooper's
Wilbur Dye of Mintonville is visiting his uncle G.W.
J.C. Adams and family, Mrs. Eliza Baugh and
sons and Mrs. Sarah Baugh of Mt. Zion spent Sunday at
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Everet Dick June
29th, a son - Cecil
Mr. and Mrs. James Sweet and
baby of Buncombe visited her father Joe Hodge Saturday
night and Sunday
Finley Adams spent Tuesday night
with his uncle E.T. Lands.
Drum. Delbert Langford and son are visiting his brother here this week Mrs. James Slavy visited her sister Saturday night and Sunday Lue and Aline Callahan were Saturday night guest of their aunt Tye Chaney Aunt Matilda Alexander continues very ill Mannie Sowders has returned home after a visit with her sister, Susie Dykes John Callahan and wife spent Monday night at Mills Chaney's Ernest Phelps has returned home from Illinois Mrs. James Miller and baby have returned from Valley Oak Earl Randall has returned home from the West S.K. Erp was visiting his daughters at White Lily Saturday and Sunday.
Editorials. People who pay taxes like to see where their money is going. They do not mind bearing their part of the expense of running the government if they can see the money being judiciously spent. Somerset needs better streets and needs them as badly as any town we know of. If the special tax imposed on all the people will give us better streets there will be no kicking. But if the money is spent and we still have no streets then there will be a howl. In addition to the tax on trades and occupations we are in favor of the Council levying a 10 per cent tax levy on all tax payers of the city. This will add quite a little revenue for street work and will distribute the burden of taxation on everyone. As it is now many of the people who use the streets more than anyone else do not pay any tax at all to help keep them up. We must have better streets at any expense.
The new traffic ordinance has gone into effect. In fact it has been law for nearly two months but the police officials have not undertaken to enforce it until this week. We are glad they have awakened to the great and growing need of some regulation of the automobile traffic. There is entirely too much reckless driving, unnecessary noise and a total disregard for the rights of pedestrians.
Traffic Ordinance. The police are enforcing the new traffic ordnance passed by the City Council on April 8th. It has just been printed and is being circulated. Certain places have been designated for parking as follows: West Mt. Vernon St. from Public Square to Church St., East Mt. Vernon St. from Maple to Tucker and Godby Store. West and South side of Newtonian Hotel and West side of Masonic Building. All vehicles shall be parked at 45 degrees with the rear wheels at the curb. No person shall operate an automobile over 15 miles per hour on any street in the city and only eight miles an hour at intersections and crossings. It is against the law for any person under sixteen years of age to drive a car in the city unless accompanied by their parents. It would be well for every car owner to get a copy of the law and read it carefully. The police will enforce the law to the letter.
Gilmore. Mr. H.W. Gilmore, one of the most highly respected citizens of the county, died at his home near Somerset last Tuesday night. His death was very sudden. He had been working on his farm all day and was feeling well up to ten minutes before his death. He was 57 years of age and was born in Pulaski. He lived on the old home place. At the hour of going to press the time of the funeral had not been decided upon, but it was though it would be Saturday afternoon at the home, conducted by Rev. W.L. Clark, pastor of the Methodist Church. Interment will follow in the city cemetery. Mr. Gilmore leaves a wife and five boys and one girl. He has two sisters and one brother living, Mrs. J.E. Girdler, Somerset, Mrs. John Detherage, Washington, Ill., and Willie Gilmore, Portland, Oregon. There was no man in the county better known and more respected than Mr. Gilmore. He was a splendid citizen and a progressive farmer. His death was a shock to the entire community.
Dunn. Mr. John Dunn of Junction City, Ky., age 77 years, a cousin of Jim Dunn of Somerset, died at his home last Saturday and his remains were brought here Sunday for burial. There were short services at the grave. Mr. Dunn formerly lived at Barren Fork and was well known in this section. He had been ill for some time.
Grove is back from Texas where he has been with Gentry
Bros. Circus. He says the circus life does not
appeal to him.
Nancy. Wilmirth Owens and sister spent a few days at C.P. Hudson's Mr. Whittle and wife visited her father Saturday and Sunday Oscar and Clyde Burton have gone to Illinois Mrs. Chapman and Miss Anderson are teaches at Okalona school for this year Walter Hudson and family visited at Will Baugh's Sunday Linnie Tartar and family visited his sister Sunday S.C. Burton has been very sick.
Elrod. A birthday dinner was given at the home of Bob Price Sunday, July 4th, in honor of Mrs. Eveline Price. Quite a number of the friends and relatives were present Miss Julia Davidson visited at Henry Bumgardner's Wednesday night Henry Poynter and wife visited at W.M. Carter's Sunday Logan Debord and family spent Sunday at W.H. Bumgardner's . "Uncle" William Gastineau visited W.H. Bumgardner Thursday Joe Frank Vanhook, the Rawleigh medicine man, passed through Elrod Friday Mrs. Stella Eads is better at this writing William Poynter who has been very sick, is better Leslie Randolph visited at J.L. Bumgardner's Saturday night J.S. Vanhook and family visited at Joe Vanhook's Thursday J.L. Bumgardner visited Joe Davidson Tuesday night.
Valley Oak. Rev. H.S. Measel is planning on holding a revival at Flat Lick beginning the 3rd Sunday night in July Maude Buchanan spent Sunday night with her sister Mrs. D.B. Wyrick Mrs. Mary Farmer visited Mrs. Helton Sunday Remus Alexander of Woodstock attended church at Flat Lick Sunday Wallace Ping and family of Dabney spent Sunday at J.H. McKinney's Ada and Millie McKinney spent Thursday night with their sister, Mrs. Wallace Phelps Thomas and Linda Buchanan were in Somerset Saturday Hulan Poynter of Crab Orchard visited here last week John Helton, Sidney Lewis and Arthur Blanton left for Lockland, Ohio, last week Stanley Farmer and Cella Price surprised their many friends by eloping to Tennessee last Thursday and getting married. Stanley is the only son of Mrs. Mary Farmer and a grandson of Gillus Farmer where he made his home and his young bride is the daughter of Ed Price. Their many friends wish them a happy life.
Eubank. Rev. Paddock filled his regular appointment at the Baptist Church Sunday J.N. Nelson and his daughter Mary visited his son J.R. Nelson of this place Vernie Mullins has returned from Toledo, Ohio .. Jerry Spears of Sloans Valley spent a few days here this week with his mother, Paradine Spears Several from here attended the ice cream supper at Floyd Switch Wednesday night Elvin Eubank ahs returned from Akron, Ohio Ansel Griffin, Jack Capeland and Elvin Eubank were in Somerset Thursday Miss Roxie Spangler of Crab Orchard is visiting her sister, Mrs. E.L. Gooch, of this place Vear Lee has returned home from Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Mannie Spears has returned to her home in New Castle, Ind. Berdena Gooch is visiting in Crab Orchard Arie Tilford is at home from Detroit, Mich. Lou Tilford has returned to Detroit, Mich. Miss Mary Hicks and Gladys Barber have returned to Cincinnati to work .. Will Weidlick and wife of Dayton, Ohio, are visiting her parents here.
Mark. Mrs. Lowenthal and children of Somerset spent a few days last week with Mrs. Viola Hamilton Janie Hansford of Somerset visited homefolks Sunday Rev. Bishop Wesley and family visited at S.B. Miller's Saturday night Theodore Stewart, Mrs. Chas. Hamilton and daughter Edrie, visited at John Meece's Sunday Lura Hargis has returned to Burnside after a visit with her father here Willis Whitson and Tom Cox attended Children's Day exercises at White Lily Sunday Mrs. Bee Latham of Level Green spent Thursday night with her brother J.G. Smith.
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