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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, August 6, 1920.
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Personal News, Community News and Advertisments
Is Business At Burnside. Journal Man Call On
Business Men Friday. A representative of the
Journal called on the business enterprises of Burnside a
few hours last Friday and found business booming at each
and every place we visited. We found Mr. Crutcher,
head of the home office of the Cumberland Grocery Co.,
"busy as a bumble-bee," as he stated it, and
all the clerical, shipping and receiving forces moving
about in regular city style. Also, Messrs H.A.
Gable and H.B. Stevick were right on the job at the
offices of the Hoffman Brothers Company where they are
having their office rooms remodeled and by the way, this
firm of Hoffman Brothers Company is enjoying a splendid
growing business, keeping their machines whizzing from
early morning till late at night. Mr. Gable,
manager of the Burnside house is a live wire in his
particular line and understands his business
thoroughly. We also called on Cashier Bradshaw, Mr.
Montgomery and the force at the First National Bank,
Messrs N.I. Taylor, W.H. Williams, Harry Wait and Mr.
Johnson and the rest of the congenial and accommodating
force that make up the crew at the Geo. P. Taylor Co.,
where we found the firm enjoying a fine business. Several
were gathered at this place for the culling demonstration
of hens by Mr. Chapin, of the Experiment Station of
Lexington. We visited several other places
including Dr. Lowdenback, Dick, Denny and Vanhook, the
Seven Gables Hotel and other places of business, and
without exception business seemed to be booming
everywhere; everybody in a fine mood, and prosperity,
peace, happiness and plenty echoed from the hill tops to
the clatter of machinery and the co-mingling of voices,
and the word "welcome" was printed in large
letters on every door we entered and beamed brightly form
the faces of those we met.
A Big Concern. The Thompson-Humble Lumber & Stave Co., of Somerset, is one of the largest lumber concerns in this section of the state. At the present time they employ about 100 men and are manufacturing several cars of staves a day. They have four trucks in operation between Burnside and Monticello where two of their mills are located. They have another mill at Gatliff, Ky., and another at Shadyland on the Southern Railway near the Tennessee line. The company is composed of I.D. Thompson, L.H. Humble and A.R. Humble.
Interest. Mr. Al Sears has purchased one-half
interest in the confectionary of Guy Benelli. He
has taken charge. Mr. Sears has been employed at
Allotment. A.J. Crawford, the Ford man, tells us
that he has been allotted fifty per cent more cars for
this fiscal year which begun August 1st. Mr.
Crawford says that he will be in a position to take car
of most all orders now and suggests that those desiring
cars place their order at once. This will be good
news to those who have been disappointed for so long.
Faints From Want of Food. The Louisville Herald
Cash Drawer Robbed. Some one entered the rear door of W.R. Carl's store last Saturday afternoon and robbed the cash drawer in the grocery department of all its contents except one $1 check, while all the clerical force and Mr. Carl were busy in the front of the store. Mr. Carl says the thief carried off between $40.00 and $50.00 in currency.
Sells Another. Stanly A. Waddle, district agent for the Delco Light & Power System, sold another plant this week and the purchaser was Mr. Chester A. Cain, of Science Hill. Mr. Waddle is having great success with this lighting plant and has sold quite a number lately. He will have an exhibition at the Fair.
Friend. Mr. W.H. Williams, who lives on Crab
Orchard, Route 1, was intown Monday and paid the Journal
office a pleasant call. Mr. Williams has been a
subscriber of the Journal ere since it started over
thirty years ago. He very often writes a newsy
letter from his section which is enjoyed very
Slacker Dragnet Spread.
Washington. Rewards aggregating $536,000 will be
paid by the War Department for information that will lead
to the arrest of 10,720 "slackers" or draft
dodgers of the State of Ohio, against whom charges have
been filed by the department. Local police
departments of the various cities, the Military
Intelligence Division of the War Department and the
Bureau of Investigation of the War Department will
co-operate in spreading a dragnet which will cover
virtually the entire state in the hunt for draft dodgers.
Fares Go Up September 1st. Thirty-Five Percent
Passenger fares are to be increased 20 per cent with a surtax with the privilege of riding in a pullman of 50 per cent of the pullman fare, this sum goes to the railroad concerned. It will cost $1.00 more to ride to Cincinnati and if you use a pullman it will be $1.50. To Louisville it will be about the same and to Lexington about 50 cents more. The fare to Chicago, including pullman tax, will be about $19.50, New York $46.00, Washington, $35.00. The increase on freight rates will be 25 per cent for this section of the country which will make freight from Cincinnati about 80 centers a hundred. This will mean several thousand dollars a year more money out of the pockets of the business men. The increase was given the railroads by the Wage Labor Board and is to cover the $600,000,000.00 raise given to employees of the railroad companies.
Population of Somerset And Other Towns In County Are Announced By Census Department. The Census Department at Washington has announced the census for 1920 for Pulaski County. It also gives the population of each district and incorporated town. The county lost in population during the past ten years but this was on account of part of the county being taken to form McCreary County. The growth of Somerset is a disappointment to the people and there is a general belief that the figures are wrong. The population of the city based on the number of school children was though to have been about 6,000. The following is the report of the department: Pulaski County, 1920, 34,010; 1910, 35,936; 1900, 31,293. District 1: including Ferguson town and Somerset City, 5,664. District 2: 4,128. District 3: 4,306. District 4: including Science Hill Town, 4,154. District 6: 4,818. District 7: including Burnside Town, 7,346. Incorporated places: Burnside Town, 1920: 1,078, 1920: 1,117; Eubank Town, 1920, 312, 1910, 182; Ferguson Town, 1920, 520, 1910, 404; Science Hill Town 1920, 331, 1910, 257; Somerset City 1920, 4,672, 1910, 4,491, 1900, 3,384. No comparison of population can be made; part taken to form McCreary County since 1910; county redistricted.
Slow Work On The Stanford Pike, Little Progress Being Made It Is Said. Citizens living on the Stanford Pike near the new work that is being done report very slow progress. The people living in that section seem to think that there are plenty of teams and workmen available. Mr. A.W. Sears, who had charge of the work for some time has been relieved. Mr. Sears is a splendid road man and it is to be regretted that he is not still on the job. He had planned to have the entire three miles completed by October. This is one of the most important pieces of road in the county and work should be pushed instead of retarded. We hope the Judge will see to it that plenty of labor is provided so the work can go on. A sufficient force should be put to work to accomplish something.
"Rural Rooter" Barnett, the veteran mail
carrier, is taking a much needed vacation. He says
he is enjoying it very much. Mr. Barnett had a
birthday last Monday and says he was presented with a
Ford. In explanation of this he said that his
daughter married Zerno Ford on that day.
Pulaski Boys Who Have Been Working In Akron And Other Places Laid Off Now. Last week 25,000 employees in the various rubber plants in Akron, Ohio, were laid off. In Detroit, Dayton, Cincinnati and other cities thousands were let out because of curtailment of expenses. In this number were many Pulaski County boys who have been working at these places. A warning has been sent out from all these towns that there is no employment there now and urging that those seeking work go elsewhere. The boy on the farm had better stay right where he is at this time. This is just a forerunner of what is coming. Back to the farm is now the slogan, and it is a mighty good one. You won't have to worry about losing your job.
Gov. Morrow Play Hero and Catches Burglar About To Get Away In N.Y. New York, July 29. - Aroused by the scuffling of the guests with an alleged burglar in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel here yesterday, Governor Edwin P. Morrow of Kentucky, dashed from his room and helped to overpower the intruder, who fought desperately to escape. Andrew Crawford, a lawyer, discovered the intruder in his room crouching at the foot of his bed early today. He grappled with the man and called for help, bringing a score of guests to his aid. The alleged burglar, however, escaped and was about to run into Governor Morrow's room when the Kentuckian appeared in his pajamas and grappled with the man, whom he turned over to the police.
Montgomery's Were Here. Rev. and Mrs. W.G. Montgomery of Madisonville, spent a few hours in Somerset last weekend, arriving on the night train Thursday and leaving on No. 6 Friday for Moreland, and from there to Hustonville where he is conducting a revival. They just dropped in to look over the lay of the land and inspect the parsonage, which will be their place of residing when they come to Somerset October 1st at which time Rev. Montgomery assumes the pastorate of the First Christian Church here.
Revival at Science Hill. Rev. J.S. Crough will begin a series of gospel meetings at the Science Hill Christian Church on next Sunday night, August 8th. The Science Hill congregation extend a cordial invitation to everybody to attend these meetings and a special welcome to the citizens of Somerset.
Dr. P.E. Blackerby, State Reg. of Vital Statistics, of Louisville, and Dr. A.W. Cain, Dist. Councilor of Somerset, were in Monticello Wednesday to attend the medical association. They will return today and will meet with the Pulaski County Medical Association here.*
Flippin To Move. The Monticello Outlook says: "Judge Walter N. Flippin and family of Somerset were here last Thursday house hunting. Judge Flippin desires to purchase a lot and build a brick bungalow some where in the Northern part of town, preferably on North Main St., and in the meantime he desires to rent property here. Judge Flippin moved from this place to Somerset about ten years ago.
Move to Somerset. The Lancaster Record has the following article about Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Pumphrey, parents of Frank Pumphrey, of the Journal office, who has just moved to Somerset: "We regret to chronicle the fact that Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Pumphrey, two of our most worthy and respected citizens, both being identified with the city for over sixty years past, are to leave Lancaster and make their future home in Somerset. Lancaster's loss will be Somerset's gain in this case and the Record together with a host of admiring friends heartily recommend them to the people of Pulaski's capital and trust that their future home may be a happy one and that many years yet be in store for these good people."
and Mrs. John M. Peacock of Montgomery, W.Va., are
visiting relatives here this week. Their many
friends are delighted to see them and hope they will
decide to stay in Somerset.
Quite a number of the Somerset younger set received invitations to a weekend house party given by Governor and Mrs. Morrow at the Mansion. Those who accepted and left yesterday were: Misses Barthenia Sallee, Edna Sears and Margurette Owens, Messrs John Cooper, Raymond Sears, Jack Converse, Clay Alexander, and Max McEwen. The party is given in honor of Miss Katherine Stoms of this city.
Office. James Melton, tobacco specialist from the
State Experiment Station, has returned home after
visiting many tobacco growers in different parts of the
county. He found that about 75 per cent of the
tobacco was suffering from the disease known as
"frenching." Some of it is practically
ruined while some can be saved. Mr. A.S. Chaplin,
poultry expert, was in the county last week in the
interest of the Barred Rock
exhibit which Pulaski will have at the state fair. Thirty-two of the Barred Rocks in the county will be sent to Louisville to compete for $700.00 in prizes. Mr. Chapin looks for Pulaski to carry away the honors. Hog cholera has broken out in the eastern part of the county and County Agent Wilson has spent most of the week there. Mr. Wilson says that now is the time to vaccinate. Hr urges all farmers who are going to fatten hogs this winter to vaccinate now. Over six hundred acres of crimson clover will be sown in the county this year. This shows that our farmers are progressing.
Presbyterian Church. Rev. C.H. Talbot, Pastor. Mr. James M. Harvey, who is spending a few days with his family here, will speak next Sunday morning. Mr. Harvey is one of our own church boys who has more than made good. He was living in California before the war and was superintendent of one of the largest Sunday schools on the Pacific Coast. During the war he went to France with the Y.M.C.A. and was in their headquarters in Paris. He was continued in their New York office till within the last few months. He is now giving all his time to Sunday School work and has headquarters at Wilmington, N.C. Mr. Harvey has a host of friends here and they will be glad to hear him next Sunday morning.
Margurette Trimble is back at the Fair Store after a
vacation spent in
and Mrs. S.H. Orwin and son Robert left Tuesday morning
for a visit with
Joseph Norton Goodloe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Goodloe,
has been quite ill.
and Mrs. V.B. Stone and children have returned from a ten
days motor trip through Central Kentucky.
Rev. and Mrs. J.W. Gardner of Versailes are spending a week in the city.
Harold McBeath, the little five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John McBeath, of Shafter, suffered a severe accident on last Monday by having fingers of left hand so badly injured they had to be amputated. HE also received injuries of head, thighs, and left foot. His parents do not know the cause of injury but think probably it was due to some one throwing a dynamite cap in a keg of nails.
Mrs. John Kendrick was brought to
the hospital by Dr. Norfleet last Sunday evening.
She was operated on that night and is doing fine.
Ben V. Smith is spending several days in Ohio with
Max McEwen is home from Akron, Ohio, where he has been working.
Mr. B.B. Hewlett, who has been employed at Kelsay's, left this week for Akron, Ohio, where he has accepted a position as manager of a large chain drug store. This is quite a promotion and honor for Mr. Hewlett and his friends here extend congratulations. He and Mrs. Hewlett will both be greatly missed.
L.N. Taylor of Pulaski was shopping in Somerset
and Mrs. W. Chester Kiser are spending several days at
Yellow Stone Park and other places of national
interest. They were accompanied by Miss Nell
Crawford, Mrs. Kiser's sister.
The Ladies Aid Society of the First Methodist Church held an all day rally at the home of Mrs. O.H. Waddle Wednesday. Many visitors were present from Burnside and other points in the county.
Gerhard Brown is taking a vacation from his duties at the
First National Bank. With a party of friends he
will enjoy two weeks camping on the Cumberland.
Judge Virgil P. Smith has just returned from Winchester where he was called on account of the death of his sister, Mrs. Ellen Peoples. She died Sunday after a protracted illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday. Mrs. Peoples was the widow of the late Rev. John R. Peoples, who was pastor of the Methodist Church in this city several years ago. She was well known and had many friends here.
Miss Ata Lee is visiting Miss Edwina Morrow at Frankfort for the weekend.
Rev. and Mrs. S.B. Lander of Carlisle, Ky., are visiting relatives here this week. They will leave next week for western Kentucky to spend a week or more.
Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Carter and family of Stanford have been the guests of her mother Mrs. Mary A. Wallace.
Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Waddle were in Danville last weekend for a short visit with friends.
Mr. Tom Jasper and family of Plano, Texas, arrived this week to be the guests of W.A. Moore and family and other friends and relatives in the county. Mr. Jasper is a former Pulaskian and has been living in the west for a great many years. They were accompanied by Mrs. T.B. Ray and daughter of Richmond, Va., who will be the guests of Miss Amelia Saunders.
Misses Katherine and Margaret Jones have returned to their home in London, Ky., after a visit with their aunt, Mrs. Woodson May.
Mrs. J.S. Roberts and daughter have returned to their home in Danville after a visit with the family of W.J. Gilmore. Little Miss Pauline Gilmore returned with them for a visit.
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