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The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, August 13, 1920.
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Last Street Construction Is To Begin. Connelly
Given Contract. At a meeting of the City Council
last Monday night a contract for extensive improvement
was given to the Connelly Construction Co., of this city,
with instructions to begin work at once and put Main,
College, Depot, Maple, Jacksboro and one or two others in
good condition. The money derived from the
occupational tax will pay for the improvements. The
Council has a stormy session for a few minutes over some
work the Street Chairman was doing without authority from
the Council - so several members stated. Mr. Day,
the Chairman, with the consent of the Mayor and one or
two members of the Council, had given a contract for
several loads of gravel to be spread on the streets where
most needed. Several members of the Council
objected to the use of gravel on the grounds that it
would not hold and would be a waste of money. Mr.
Day explained that he did not intend to use the gravel
for permanent work but just to fill up the holes for fair
travel. Finally everybody cooled down and work
progressed harmoniously. The quarterly bill of the
Kentucky Utilities Co., amounting to $1,986.25 was
allowed. The Mayor reported that the sewer on
Central Ave. has cost the city about $500.00 already and
that the amount would be apportioned among those who tap
it. If it stops up again it will be abandoned
entirely. Mr. S.G. Cundiff was elected a
member of the Board of Supervisors in the place of Mr.
J.F. Tandy who is ill. The Board elected Chas.
Cundiff clerk. Jim Prather appeared before the
Council and asked that the special licenses on fire
insurance companies be taken off. He said the
companies had added an extra 1 per cent to take care of
the tax and it would amount to more than the city would
get out of the license.
Danville folks are up in the air because the census
report from Washington says that they lost 386 in
population during the past ten years. The Board of
Commerce will probably have the count made over at their
own expense. The report says that the population is
5,034. Somerset feels the same way and we are sure
that if an accurate count was made that Somerset would
have at least 30 per cent more than given her by the
Resolutions. We have
heard with great regret of the death of Mrs. Wm. Keeney,
the mother of our brother C.L. Keeney and desire to
express the most sincere sympathy of this lodge to our
brother in this great loss. A mother's love is the
greatest and most unselfish of all earthly affections and
our brother's loss is the saddest of all human
losses. We recommend that this expression of our
sympathy be spread on our records and a copy under the
seal of the Lodge be furnished brother Kenney and
published in the Somerset Journal. James Denton,
T.M. Scott, H.H. Smith. Committee Pulaski
Lodge No. 75 I.O.O.F.
Offered Place. Professor
Hill of Louisville has been offered the position of
Superintendent of the Somerset City Schools. He has
not given his answer yet. Prof. Hill is one of the
most prominent educators in the state and the Board of
Education feel they will be lucky to secure a man of his
Wants Credit. The Journal last week told of a sale of eight Poland-China pigs for $600.00. Mr. Dillard Couch owned a half interest in these pigs and raised them on his farm. It was his interest that was sold to Mr. Shadoan. Mr. Couch raised a Duroc last year that took the blue ribbon at the North Carolina State Fair.
Ordered to Funston. Frankfort, Ky., Aug. 7 - Maj. Charles Morrow, who has been visiting his brother Gov. Edwin P. Morrow, at the mansion since his return from Siberia, has been ordered to report for duty at Camp Funston, Kansas, and will leave tomorrow for the post.
For Sale: Fine Jersey milk cow, 5 yearling, 2 registered Duroc sows, 1 registered male and 7 pigs subject to register. L.N. Taylor, Mayfield Place East of Pulaski.
Nunnelly. Mrs. W.G. Nunnelly, age 69 years, died at her home near Somerset August 7th. Funeral services were held at the home and burial took place in the city cemetery. She leaves a husband and eight daughters and one son, and was the first of her family to die. They all attended the funeral. Mrs. Nunnelly was a splendid Christian woman and will be greatly missed.
Breaks Arm. Mr. B.C. Lair
had the misfortune to break his arm this week when his
horse became frightened and overturned his buggy.
Will Not Move. Mr. Walter
N. Flippin says that it is all a mistake that he is
thinking of moving to Monticello. He said the rumor
must have gotten started on account of the fact that he
was looking at some property there to buy as an
investment but not to live in. Somerset people will
be glad to know that the genial judge is to stay with us.
The Pulaski Medical Association met in Dr. Cain's office last Friday. There was a large attendance and all the doctors promised their continued and faithful attendance and support.
Dr. P.B. Blackerby, the State
Reg. of Vital Statistics, of Louisville, met with the
society. He is not only a good doctor but a real
gentleman and it was a great pleasure for the society to
Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Higgins and
Opal Cain motored over to Monticello with Dr. Cain
returning home that night.
On Camping Trip. Dr. W.E.
Hunter and family left Tuesday for a motor trip to Lake
Erie where they will camp for several weeks. They
took with them a tent and cooking outfit and will camp en
route. They expect to be gone a month or longer.
Called Game Off. The
baseball game between Mt. Vernon and Somerset which was
scheduled for last Sunday was called off because Mt.
Vernon tried to play a "hold up" game.
They consented to come for expenses and the local
management went to the expense to advertise the
game. Later in the week they called up and wanted
expenses and one half of the gate receipts. There
was nothing doing from this end of the line so the game
was called off.
County Agent News. County
Agent Wilson announces that Mr. E.G. Welsh, field
specialist in farm engineering, will be in the county
this week and will
Mr. G.E. Kelly, who has been living at Covington, has moved back to Somerset. The many friends of the family will be glad to learn this good piece of news.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Keen and baby of Helenwood, Tenn., spent Sunday with his father Major A.T. Keen. Harry is in the coal business and is enjoying a splendid trade. He leased a mine near Helenwood.
Mrs. Gretchen McManus of
Lexington is visiting her parents.
Mr. W.M. Ragel of Faubush was a caller at the Journal Office this week. Mr. Ragel has been taking the Journal about fifteen years and he says it is the best paper every published in the county.
Elrod Hines is working for a
dental supply house in Cincinnati until his school opens.
The many friends of Miss Jennie
Vic Barnett will regret to learn that she is quite ill
Mrs. Ollie McClasky of
Pittsburg, Pa., and Lula Green of Chattanooga, Tenn.,
Capt. Crozier who has been in the hospital for some time, remains about the same.
Mrs. Ida Davis (col) was operated on last Friday for tumor which weighed 8 ½ lbs. She is resting well.
W.P. Barnes, brother of ex-Sup't. Barnes, was brought to the hospital from Akron, Ohio, last Saturday unconscious. He remains seriously ill with meningitis.
Vina Richardson from South Somerset had a serious operation performed last
Elza Alfore, of Waynesburg, a soldier, came to the hospital last Thursday for operation. He is getting along nicely.
Mrs. James Castello and baby, Wilmoth Lucile, will leave for their home in
Mrs. A.J. Waddle from Hustonville is somewhat improved.
Rufus Rainwater, who was injured at the shops two weeks ago, still remains in the hospital somewhat improved.
R.J. Rich came to the hospital Tuesday suffering from a complication of diseases.
Ben Lair had an unfortunate accident last Monday evening when his horse got scared and run away down the river hill, at Waitsboro, throwing him out of the buggy and dislocating his right shoulder. He was very fortunate to escape with his life.
The little 6 year old boy of Bob Mercer's was thrown off a horse last Thursday and fractured his arm.
John Owen's boy, from Ringgold, was brought to hospital last Sunday suffering
with hip joint disease (white swelling). He was operated on and at this time he seems better.
The little 5 year old boy of Willis Mills of east of town, was brought to the hospital by Dr. Norfleet with one of his toes so badly mashed it had to be amputated.
Mrs. James Godby was operated on last Saturday at that time her condition was alarming but is now somewhat improved.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Coffee of
Hustonville, motored down last Thursday to see Mrs.
Coffee's mother, Mrs. A.J. Weddle, who is in the
Normal Russell of Big Stone
Gap, Va., is visiting the family of Sam Orwin.
Rev. Wesley Colyer and family
have returned from a visit in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Rev. Colyer says that after his trip he is more satisfied
than ever to live in old Kentucky. He is now
holding a meeting at Oak Hill.
Miss Edwina Morrow is entertaining a house party at The Mansion - Misses Katherine Stoms, Somerset; Virginia Owsley, Lexington; Rella Jessee, Versailles; Patsy Rawson, Richmond; Barthenia Sallee, Somerset; and Mary Phillips, Fleminsburg, and John Cooper, Somerset and Mrs. Clement French. - Lexington Leader.
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Roberts received a telegram this week announcing the marriage of their son, Dr. Thos. Roberts at Monticello, Miss., last Sunday. The telegram did not give any particulars of the wedding.
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