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The Somerset Journal
A Democratic Paper Published Every Friday
Cecil Williams, Editor and Proprietor

Somerset, Ky., Friday, August 22, 1919.

News comes from all sections of the state that the Democratic party is more united than it has been in years.  The recent race left no sore spots and everybody is for the ticket.  Governor Black will be one of the most popular candidates the Democrats have had in years.  Especially is this true in the mountain section of the state.  The people know what he has done for them
along educational lines and the interest he has always taken in his own people.  No man in Kentucky has done more for the cause of education in the mountains than has Governor Black and the voters will not forget this fact in November.

The Journal has received congratulations all week from farmers, business and professional men on our recent editorial about one George McKelvie, who is in the country trying to organize the farmers.  The Journal has naught to say about the farmer who wants to join the union, but we do protest against a man like McKelvie coming into the county and trying to stir up trouble between the farmers and the business men of Somerset.  His statements are very unpatriotic and from what we can learn absolutely false.  The farmers would do well to beware of these men who come into the county and take their money.
 The people from all sections are up in arms and it is said a mass meeting will be called to condemn this man in no uncertain terms.  It is said many farmers who joined the union are now withdrawing.

To The Road Overseers.  

The earnest effort that you are making to place your section of the public roads in a passable condition is very gratifying to the Fiscal Court.  We have had little complaint, and we thoroughly appreciate the co-operation that the road hands are giving you.  The results that have already been obtained on some sections are remarkable and the people are beginning to realize that the possession of good roads depends largely upon their own efforts.

Heavy spring rains were ruinous to the roads with poor drainage, and this fact should impress you with the importance of cutting deep ditches and plenty of cut offs.  Water is the great enemy of good roads, and wherever the roads are so drained as to keep the water from standing in the roadway, the biggest problem is solved.  I cannot too strongly urge you to look carefully after the proper drainage of your road and see to it that the water is not allowed to stand on any part of the roadway.  Loose and rolling stones are a great hindrance to travel and if these cannot be placed in ditches and mud
holes I urge you to have them thrown off of the road bed.  I have noticed that a great many of the metal culverts have been poorly placed and that they have been uncovered and are being destroyed by wagons and travel.  Have them
removed and placed in the road properly and so covered that they will not be injured by travel.  I hope that any person interested will report to me any overseer who is not properly working his road, or any section that is not being worked, and I will take steps at once to see that these matters are remedied.  From reports I believe that the work on the roads this year will be more intelligent, more extensive, and of greater value than any year in the history of the county.  We sincerely hope that every overseer will exert himself and try to have his part in the making of the best record for working the roads of Pulaski county in history.

                Faithfully, your friend.
                R.C. Tartar.

August 20th, 1919.

Rye and Winter Turf Oats.  Call on or write C.M. Langdon, Science Hill, Ky.,
for Seed Rye, Winter Turf Oats, Crimson and Sweet Clover and other field
seeds.  We also carry Thomas Grain Drills, Fertilizer, Plows, Field Fencing,
Hardware, Green Seal House Paint and everything carried in a first class
store.  C.M. Langdon, Science Hill, Ky.

18 Years Ago in Somerset.

The following items are taken from The Somerset Journal of November, 1901:

Sales of 759 pound heifers at 2 c are commonly reported, while 900 to 1000 pound steers bring readily 3 c.  Heavy cattle stand firm at 5 1/2c.

The marriage of Dr. B.G. Allen of this city to Miss Pennabacker occurred on the 23rd of October.

Lieut. Chas. Morrow is in the city visiting friends.  He has just received his commission in the regular army.

Mr. Ernest Parsons is engaged in the office of Supt. McQuire.

"The Little Minister" is playing at the Gem Opera House.

Attorney Ed Morrow is in the city from Lexington attending court.

The Journal of November 1st reports the death of Captain Will C. Curd.

The Pulaski Oil Company drilling at Grundy stuck oil at 50 feet.

Ezra S. Gooch was elected Justice of the Peace on the Democratic ticket. 

Captain Thomas R Griffin was elected Mayor of Somerset.  J. Sherman Cooper was elected County Judge.

Case After Case.

  Plenty more like this in Somerset.  Scores of Somerset
people can tell you about Doan's Kidney Pills.  Many a happy citizen makes a
public statement of his experience.  Here is a case of it.  What better proof
of merit can be had than such endorsement!  C. Harrison, engineer, Bourne
Ave., Somerset says:  "My work is awfully hard on the kidneys and at times my
back ached dreadfully.  I couldn't rest well as I couldn't lie in bed over
three or four hours at a time.  I was so miserable.  My back was sore and
lame and sometimes my kidneys acted too freely, then again, not often enough.
 I finally used Doan's Kidney Pills from M.C. Williams & Sons' Drug Store and
they helped me, strengthening my back and regulating my kidneys."  60 cents
at all dealers.  Foster-Milburn Co., Mfgrs., Buffalo, N.Y.


Mrs. John Hudson and children of Danville were the guests of her parents, Mr and Mrs. Wm. Burge this past week.

Dollie Mize has sold his farm to Chester Cain.

Henry Garner is in Indiana this week looking for a farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert White and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mize spent Sunday with Dollie Mize.

Mr. and Mrs. James Hollers and sister Miss Lora Hinkle of Somerset were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hollers.

Chester Cain sold the small farm he bought a few days ago to Henry Smith for $100 profit.


Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Mullin and family motored to Cincinnati where they will visit their son.

Mr. Barklage and family are visiting relatives in Missouri.

Mr. and Mrs. George McMullin and son Roma left Wednesday for Indiana.

Mrs. Action and children are visiting her sister Mrs. A.L. Wilder in Wilmore.

Miss Mabel Acton has returned from a short visit in Estesburg.

The canning factory opened this week.

Miss Florence Pitman of Somerset is visiting friends and relatives here.

Miss Allie Godby is visiting her parents in Pulaski this week.

Bro. Rounds filled his appointment at the M.E. Church.

Miss Sallie Smith has returned to her home at Crab Orchard.

Mrs. Dr. F.J. Acton and child have been visiting her sister Mrs. A.L. Wilder at Wilmore.

Miss Mary Leigh of Macon, Ga., who has been visiting here returned home Sunday.

Edd Gooch and friend of Cincinnati are visiting relatives here.

Mrs. Julia Richards of Cincinnati who has been very sick is improving slowly.

Ray Estes who has been in New Castle, Ind., has returned home.

Mrs. V. Carter and children of Cincinnati are visiting relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. George McMullin and son Roma have gone to Ind.

B.S. McMullin and family motored to Ind. Last week.

Mr. Marcum and family returned home Sunday.

Mr. Barklege and family motored to Missouri where they will visit relatives.


Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Phelps visited at J.W. Steeles Sunday.

Mrs. Aaron Woodall was the guest of her mother Mrs. Barnett Saturday night.

A.W. Sears of Shopville attended church here Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Randall were Sunday guests at Clyde Randall's.

Geo. Steele was in Somerset Saturday.

Mrs. Millis Chaney was the guest of Mrs. H.J. Ridener Saturday night.


A revival begun here at the Nazerene church Sunday night.

The wedding bells are still ringing here, this time for Miss Roxie Lester and Mr. Arthur Pierce, we wish them a successful journey through life.

The families of Sam Leese, Willie Hardgrove and Mattie Prather spent Sunday at Fred Prathers.

Rev. J.S. Abbott was called to Keno Sunday to preach the funerals of Mrs. Will Cassada and son-in-law Jerry Denney, who died last September.

J.C. Mayfield and children were visitors at John Burtons Sunday.


Rev. Olive Baugh filled his appointment at Mt. Zion Sudnay.

Messrs Chester Robbins, William Manning and Clarence Girdler left Sunday for Cincinnati.

Misses Nora and Thelma Owens and brother Ollis who have been visiting here for the past two weeks returned to their home in Decatur, Ill., Friday.  They were accompanied by their cousin Delton Baugh.

There will be a picnic at the new Baptist Church near Buncombe Saturday, August 23rd.  The proceeds to go for the completion of the church.  There will be singing by the Cuba and Sardis classes also a ball game in the afternoon.  Everybody is cordially invited.

Ima and Eura Robbins spent Friday night with Emma and Blanche Baugh. 

The bean hulling at W.R. Ribbins Wednesday night was well attended and all reported a nice time.

Chester Robbins and Fred McDonald attended the ice cream supper at Floyd Thursday night.

Jim Dunsmore has erected a new store house where the other one burned sometime ago.

There will be a pie supper and an ice cream supper at this place Friday night, August 22nd.

Mr. and Mrs. Mack Baugh and family of Science Hill spent the weekend with his father Warren Baugh.

Sam Hollers is on the sick list at present.

Wm. Hollers of near Burnside has been visiting Sam Hollers for the past few days.


Miss Roxie Dick entertained several of the young folks with a bean hulling Monday night.

Born to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Garfield Price, August 11th, a boy - Woodrow.

Rev. John E. Hudson and wife attended the Baptist Convention at Science Hill last Tuesday.

Misses Lillian and Lena Smith of Ansel were guests of Miss Lula Adams Tuesday.

Mrs. A.J. Adams and Mrs. Zora Smith and little son spent Wednesday at W.H. Shadoan's.

Laskous Jasper and family of Mt. Hope visited her father A.J. Adams Thursday.

Several of the young people from here attended the spelling at Bethlehem Thursday night.

Misses Anna and Coletta Baugh, Lou and Lola Dick and Messrs Columbus Blevins, Ansel Adams, Velber Jasper and Madison Burton attended the singing at Sardis Saturday night.

Miss Louida Dick spent Wednesday and Thursday with her aunt Mrs. John H. Dick of King Bee.

Noah Griffin and family of Oil Center spent Sunday with her brother Silas Meece who has been quite ill for the past few days.

Mrs. Sam Roy and son Chester are visiting relatives in Lincoln county.
Miss Jewell Roysden of Cave Hill is the guest of her aunt Mrs. Garfield Price.

Daten Dick has gone to Cincinnati to work.

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