The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, September 10, 1920.
Alexander. Mr. W.S. Alexander, for 23 years a prominent
citizen of Somerset,
died Sunday afternoon in his apartment at the Kenwick Hotel. Mr. Alexander
was 60 years of age. He came to Somerset about 23 years ago and engaged in
the lumber business for several years. He then built and was proprietor of
the Kenwick Hotel, one of the leading hotels in the city. He leaves a wife
and two children, Clay and Ruth, and three sisters, Mrs. Lina Hand, Bethel,
Ohio, Mrs. Mary Cheatham, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. J.L. Moore, Lexington, and
one brother, John Alexander, Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Alexander had been in ill
health for several years and just recently went to Lexington for special
treatment. He grew steadily worse and was brought home. Funeral services
were held at the First Christian Church Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
C.H. Talbot pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Interment followed in the
Pettus. The very sudden death of Mr. Walter B. Pettus of Washington, D.C.,
was quite a shock to his relatives and friends here. After an illness of a
week Mr. Pettus died on Monday morning at his home in Washington. He was 67
years of age. His body arrived here Wednesday night and funeral services
were held yesterday afternoon at the Baptist Church. Somerset Lodge No. 111
F. & A.M. had charge of the funeral services at the grave and Dr. W.E. Hunter
conducted the exercises at the church, assisted by Rev. C.H. Talbot.
Interment followed in the city cemetery. Mr. Pettus left Somerset 32 years
ago to accept a position in the Pension Department at Washington under the
first Cleveland Administration. He was in this department continuously under
his death. Before going to Washington, Mr. Pettus was engaged in the
mercantile business in Somerset. He always came home to vote in the
Presidential election and often in other elections if he thought his vote was
needed. He was one of the most popular government employees in Washington
and stood very high with the officials. He leaves a wife and four children,
all grown, and three sisters and two brothers, Misses Mary, Lillie and Sallie
Pettus and Eben and Richard.
Ernst Here. Richard P. Ernst, Republican nominee for United States Senator,
is billed to speak here on Saturday, the 18th. Senator Beckham, who will
defeat him in November, will speak here at a later date. Mr. Ernst, who is
making the race for Senator, has always lived in Cincinnati, but he decided
he wanted to run for Senator and he moved over to Covington for awhile.
Winfrey - Bond. News has just been received here of the marriage of Mr.
Walter Edwin Winfrey, of Somerset, now located in Newark, N.J., and Miss
Blanch Irene Bond, of Newark. The wedding took place on August 26th at the
home of the Rev. W.Y. Chapman. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.C.
Donnell, of St. Thomas Church. The only attendants were the bride's sister,
Miss May Leona Bond, and Mr. Walter Dederich of Hackensack, N.J., a friend of
the groom. Following the wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Winfrey will make their
home at 17 Myrtle Ave., Newark, N.J. Mr. Winfrey is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Winfrey of this city and is a young man whom every one in Somerset
likes. He now has a splendid position in Newark. He and his bride have the
best wishes of a large number of friends here.
Three Raids. During Fair Week, United States Marshals Winfrey, Saufley and
Kavanaugh, with Sheriff Weddle, made three raids into the western part of the
county. Near Cains Store part of a still was found and destroyed and with it
several barrels of mash. Near the same place several barrels of hard cider
were found and confiscated. At another place the still equipment and furnace
was destroyed. It is said that several officers will be permanently located
in the county and raids will be conducted every week until the county is rid
of all stills. The offices have their eye on several other places and
arrests may be made soon.
"Busy Bee" Whitis. The Adair County News says: Mr. Bee Whitis, commonly
called the "Busy Bee," field manager for J.E. Carnahan Oil Company, left
Saturday after having spent several days here looking after the company's
operations in this section. He reports satisfactory progress in drilling on
the Henry Ingram farm, and good results are looked for there. Another
drilling rig has been shipped to Rock House Bottom, near Creelsboro, and
drilling will be in full swing there just across the river from where the old
Morgan well was drilled in Irish Bottom some years ago, and they expect to
make a good strike in the first well.
Marcum Here. Mr. E.L. Marcum, of Meridian, Miss., spent last week in the
city with friends taking in the fair. Mr. Marcum has been away from Pulaski
County for 16 years but he still calls this home and is always glad to get
back and shake hands with the boys. He was at one time a member of the
police force here and also worked for the Southern Railway. Mr. Marcum is a
mighty good Democrat and says that Governor Cox is sure to be the next
President. He handed us a year's subscription and the Journal will go to him
regularly each week.
Attend Conference. The following from Somerset attended the Methodist
Conference at Lexington this week: Mr. and Mrs. George Neikirk, Mr. and Mrs.
V.P. Smith, Mesdames John Neikirk, O.H. Waddle, Lula Girdler, Messrs J.E.
Girdler, E.M. Rousseau, Sam J. Orwin, Luther Francis, Wm. B. Gragg, A.B.
Waddle, W.F. Dickerson, all of this city. Mr. Norman I. Taylor attended from
Pearsall Here. Mr. L.L. Pearsall, formerly division road engineer here, was
in the city last week. Mr. Pearsall now has charge of a federal survey for a
national highway through the Bluegrass. His headquarters are in Danville and
he has about seventy men with him.
Get A Shovel And Meet Your Neighbor On The Crab Orchard Road. Big Dinner For
All. Friday, September 17, has been set apart by the people living along the
Crab Orchard Pike as good roads day. Every citizen who travels the Crab
Orchard Pike is earnestly requested to take part in this great road
improvement. The business men of Somerset who are interested in making it
easier for their customers to get to town are also invited to shoulder the
shovel and come out and shovel gravel. The road work will consist mainly in
hauling gravel from the Pitman Creek Ford on Crab Orchard Pike and patching
the gullies and dugouts form the end of new pike at L.G. Keyes place to
Somerset. The county judge will move the three big county road trucks over
and have them haul gravel. The automobile owners from Somerset to Woodstock
will put teams on the road to haul gravel. The gravel haulers will put teams
on the job besides the many farmers who live on the Crab Orchard Pike and who
are most interested and benefited by the good road. It will take a large
army of gravel shovelers to keep all these trucks and wagons moving and say,
Mr. Business man of Somerset, get your shovel ready and be on the job at the
Crab Orchard, Pitman Creek Ford Friday, September 17. The best basket dinner
you ever dreamed about will be spread for those who take part in the road
Results of Duroc Breeders Litter Show at County Fair. Luther Robinson of
Dabney won first amount, $40; Buckwheat Valley Duroc Farm second and third,
$35 and $25; Wm. Gover, Crackers Neck, fourth $20; E.L. Girdler, fifth, $15;
H.M. Girdler, sixth, $10.
Results of Poland China Show. V.W. Lewis, first prize, $30; Dillard Couch,
second prize, $25; W.F. McCoy, third prize, $20; Harry Fox, fourth prize,
$18; Marion Warren, fifth prize, $15; Hobert Shadoan, sixth prize, $12; E.E.
Walden, seventh prize, $10.
Hogs in General. Best gilt under year, first prize, Lewis & Shadoan. Best
sow, one year and under two, first prize, Dillard Couch. Best sow, over two,
first prize, Dr. W.F. McCoy. Best sow, under one year, first prize, Lewis &
Shadoan. Best boar, one year and under two, first prize, Lewis & Shadoan.
Results of Agricultural Club Show. Taft Ping won first on Holstein heifer
calf, $7.50; Thelma Ping, second, $2.50; Thelma Ping, first on best kept
record book, $2.00; Taft Ping, second $1.00; E.L. Girdler won first and
second on best club pig, $7.50 and $5.00; E.L. Girdler won first on best sow
and litter $7.50.
Results in Sheep Show. Bratcher Gragg won first on best buck; Dr. Wm. F.
McCoy won second on buck; Bratcher Gragg won first on best ewe and best herd.
Hail Storm. Roby L. Johnson, advertising manager of Johnson Bros., firm of
Somerset, Ky., was the first passenger to take a flight in the airplane with
Aviator Merrell at the Somerset Fair. When making the flight over the town
he made the "loop" together with some fancy tail spins. He did some very
extensive advertising while over the town and the fair grounds. The hand
bills fell from the plane like hail from the heavens. He also made a trip to
Monticello and back Sunday afternoon. He reports a fine trip. He timed Mr.
Merrell and it was exactly twenty minutes from the time he left Monticello
until he reached Somerset, which is 25 miles, making an average of 75 miles
per hour. But he says the most exciting part of the trip was while crossing
Fishing Creek and the Cumberland River. He was about four thousand feet high
while crossing the bluffs. He says he will be forced to buy a plane to show
his real estate in case some road work isn't done over the country pretty
Waddle Resigns. Mr. G.G. Waddle who has been cashier and bookkeeper at the
Kentucky Utilities office has resigned and his place has been taken by Mr.
Harold Kennedy, who has been an employee of the office for several months.
Mr. Waddle will devote his time to the real estate and insurance business and
also look after his farm.
Montgomery Coming. Rev. W.G. Montgomery of Madisonville, Ky., will begin his
pastorate here Sunday, the 19th, and will preach both morning and evening of
that day. Rev. Montgomery succeeds Dr. Scott, who has pastor of the First
Christian Church for three years.
Clark Returned. Dr. W.L. Clark, who has been pastor of the First Methodist
church for the past five years, was returned to Somerset by the conference
which has been in session in Lexington. This will be good news to the
members of his congregation and to friends in this city. Dr. Clark is very
popular and has done much to build up the church in Somerset.
Moves to Somerset. Mr. George Washington, Superintendent of the Bridge and
Building Department of the Southern Railway, has moved his family to Somerset
and will make this his headquarters in the future. Mr. Washington has rented
the Methodist parsonage now owned by W.C. Wilson. Somerset welcomes these
Buys Farm. F.C. Boyd of Dykes bought the A.S. Denny farm last Wednesday. It
brought $151 per acre. Hugh H. Logan was the auctioneer.
Jones A Flyer. R.O. Jones, of New Albany, a former Pulaskian, is now making
his territory in an airplane and his friend George Thomas says that he is
thinking seriously of buying one in order to make some of his mountain
territory in the winter. Mr. Jones made a trip from New Albany to Liberty
last week in a machine and called on a customer and returned home.
Here During Campaign. D.H. Kinkhead, secretary to Congressman King Swope, of
the 8th District, will arrive in Somerset this week to make this his
headquarters during the coming campaign. Just what duties Mr. Kinkead will
perform has not been made public but it is presumed he will tell Ben Waddle,
Roscoe Tartar and other members of the committee just how things ought to be
A Big Business. The airplane man at the fair last week had a mighty good
business. Quite a number of our people enjoyed a ride over the city and
surrounding country. It was rather expensive, just a dollar a minute, but
then they all say it was worth it.
Cassada Will Stay. The many friends of J.A. Cassada, Master Mechanic of the
Southern Railway shops, will be glad to know that the recent shake up on the
road will not effect the shops here. While it would be gratifying to see Mr.
Cassada get a much deserved promotion the people of Somerset do not want to
give him up. He is always pulling for Somerset and is one of the city's best
boosters. Mr. Cassada stands very high with the officials of the road and is
considered one of the best men in the service.
Reassigned. The Army and Navy Journal announces that Major S.F. Parker has
been reassigned to a hospital in Honolulu. It is not known whether or not
this means that Major and Mrs. Parker will not make their planned trip to the
States in this month.
Brings Good Price. Hugh H. Logan, the real estate auctioneer, of Somerset,
Ky., sold at auction the 160 acre farm of M.F. Koger and heirs, two miles
south of Somerset for the sum of $26,642, this being a satisfactory price for
Official Guide Out. The Spalding Official Football book is out. This book
gives Somerset the high school championship in Kentucky. Louisville was the
only team that defeated Somerset and it was found that certain players on the
Louisville team were not eligible. Therefore Louisville was ruled out and
Somerset given the honors. The boys expect to repeat the performance this
year and have started practicing already. Louisville plays on the home
grounds this year. The date has not yet been set yet.
Buys Produce House. Mr. Chas. Candler of this city is branching out again.
The firm of Candler & Hoodin has been formed with offices at 223 E. Pearl
St., Cincinnati, for the purpose of dealing in all kinds of country produce.
They will have a branch house in Somerset. They bought out J.H. Hollenbeck
which was established in 1873.
Had Good Taste. A gentleman burglar helped himself to three $16.50 shirts at
the store of M.L. Gover this week. Mr. Gover had just gotten the shirts in
and had them on his counter. While his back was turned waiting on some one
they disappeared. Quite a number of the stores in the city report similar
A Fine Car. Mr. T.E. Jasper, Studebaker agent, has just received a Light Six
that is a beauty. It is on display at his store. It sells for a fraction
over $1,500 and is some classy car.
Sells Fine Cattle. Mr. Joe H. Gibson in the past week sold 23 head of fine
cattle to farmers of Pulaski County. These cattle were thoroughbred stock
and will greatly improve the herds in the county. Mr. Gibson is one of the
most extensive stock raisers in the county and has done much to improve stock
Duke - Silvers. Miss Jennie Duke, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. T.C. Duke, and
Mr. Alphonso Silvers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Silvers, were married last
Tuesday at Helenwood, Tenn. The wedding was quite a surprise to their many
friends. They will reside at Oakdale, Tenn., where the groom has a position.
Back Pay. Several thousand dollars in back pay was paid out at the Southern
Railway shops this week. The checks received this week were for May only.
Other checks will follow within a few days it is said.
Wanted. Mrs. Thos. M. Thatcher has a two room cabin in her yard which she wi
shes to sell to someone who will take it down and move it away.
Marriage Licenses. The following marriage licenses have been issued since
our last issue: H.E. Bryant and Myrtle Combest, Oscar Hargis and Zula Ellen
ware, Jeremiah Calhoun and Haly Burton, Edward W. Mullins and Beulah
Reynolds, William Thompson and Cora Troxell, Lloyd Thompson and Hettie
Beasely, Edward Stout and Nellie May Haynes, Everet L. Gray and Carrie
Warren, Claud E. Johnson and Mollie Alley, Jonas Bray and Cora Wilburn,
Andrew J. Eldridge and Ida R. Cooper, Raymond McKee and Georgia Helen
Beasley, Sherman O. Randall and Mary E. Farmer, Robert L. Denny and Rhoda May
Foster, George Morris and Dora Lynch, Ernest F. Shoun and Thelma J. Andrews.
Mr. Prichard, who was operated on, has recovered sufficiently to return to
his home at Whitley City.
Ralph Hembree of Stearns had his tonsils removed Tuesday and will return home
Mrs. Eliza Saunders of Oregon who is visiting relatives at Elihu, was brought
to the hospital last night suffering a paralytic stroke.
Mrs. Ralph Carter and daughter Maxine returned to their home Saturday.
Mrs. Wallace Cundiff who had a slight operation Saturday returned to her home
Miss Rhoda Kidd was operated on and is getting along nicely.
Miss Mary Martin who had her foot amputated two weeks ago, will return to her
home in Casey County.
Mr. James McKinney who was in an auto wreck, returned to his home Saturday.
Mrs. Lester of Science Hill is in the hospital for treatment.
Mr. Hood of Science Hill is improving nicely and will return to his home
Miss Bertha Hamilton is in Casey County nursing typhoid patients.
Miss Mae Whitson is suffering with a severe cold.
Luther Hurt of Norwood had his tonsils removed Wednesday morning and
immediately returned to his home.
Mrs. C.F. Mitchell of Jacksonville, Fla., has returned home after a visit
with relatives and friends here.
Misses Evalee Green and Lena Tate of Monticello visited here last week for
Mr. E.P. Hiett has returned from a vacation trip to Canada and other northern
Miss Nellie Welch is back at work at A. Goldenberg's after an absence of
several weeks on account of sickness.
Miss Stella May has returned to Frankfort after a weeks visit with Mrs. Sue
Messrs W.C. Pegg and Ben Kohler spent several days in Monticello.
Mr. F.R. Dickerson has returned after a visit to the Bluegrass fair at
Mr. Clay Miller of Mt. Sterling, Ky., has arrived to take charge of the
School Print Shop.
Mesdames T.L. McLaughlin and T.J. Acton of Eubank were in the city Monday
Henry Guthrie of Danville spent the weekend in Somerset and attended the
Mr. Harry P. Gover of Hastings, Okla., has been visiting relatives here for
the past two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Thomas have returned from a delightful visit to
Chattanooga and Knoxville.
Mr. Sid Cruse of Louisville spent several days with homefolks this week.
John Cooper left Monday for Yale to resume his work at that University.
Messrs Will Humble and Royce Flippin left Monday for Danville to enter Centre
George James Sallee will leave the first of the week for Danville to enter
Centre College for the coming year.
Miss Bert Roberts was in Stearns Tuesday for the day.
Miss Robbie Griffith of Stearns is visiting Mrs. G.W. Thomas.
Miss Bobbie Griffith and Mrs. James McDaniels of Stearns, were in the city
shopping the first of the week.
Mrs. O.H. Waddle has returned from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Edwin P.
Morrow at the mansion at Frankfort.
Miss Marietta Farrell is taking a vacation from her duties at the First
National Bank. She will visit in Paris, Richmond and Lexington.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bault and two children, Edwin and Raymond, and Miss Cleo
Watson a niece of Mrs. Nash of Holmes, Ky., Mr. Clarence Bishop of
Louisville, and Mr. Ed Nash of Knoxville, a brother of Mr. Nash, were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Nash the past week.
Mr. H.P. Snow of Cushing, Okla., Special Representative of the Masonic
Protective Association, is visiting his cousin, Mr. C.A. Hurt. This is the
first time they have seen each other in sixteen years and they are thoroughly
enjoying the reunion.
Miss Martha Riker of Harrodsburg, Ky., who has been visiting Miss Barthenia
Sallee, has been selected by Governor Morrow to represent Kentucky at the
Southern Cotton Ball to be held at Waco, Texas, the last of October.
Mack Woods, who has been spending the summer on a farm at Rockingham, N.C.,
arrived in Somerset last Friday and spent several days with friends before
leaving for Charlottesville, N.C., where he will enter school.
Mrs. Cleo W. Brown and son, Col. James M. Brown, of the British Army, Mrs.
Mary Williams of Mt. Vernon, and Mr. John Albright arrived this week for a
visit with the family of M.C. Williams. Col. Brown and his mother left
Wednesday for Louisville and Covington for a short visit. Col. Brown will
sail from New York next week for England and will leave immediately for
Persia on a government mission. This is his first visit back to the states
in thirteen years.
Mr. Carter Johnson of Lexington spent several days with John Cooper.
Mr. Ted Caldwell of Oakdale, Tenn., was in the city last Friday for a few
hours with friends.
Thomas M. Thatcher will leave the last of the month for a visit with his
brother in California. He will be gone about a month.
Terrell Waddle left last week for Phoenix, Arizona where he will spend a
month. Mrs. Waddle has been there about two weeks.
Mrs. J.M. Richardson entertained a few friends last Saturday afternoon at her
pretty home on Columbia St. The affair was in honor of Miss Bertha Wolfe of
Washington, D.C., and Miss Bertie Enoch of Chicago. A course luncheon was
Mr. and Mrs. Elrod Hines are spending their honeymoon with Mr. Hines parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben P. Hines. They will return to Cincinnati next week and Mr.
Hines will enter the Cincinnati Dental College to finish his work.
Messrs Joe H. Gibson and William Waddle were in Louisville this week
attending a meeting of the State Bankers Association.
News has been received here of the announcement of the engagement of Miss
Elizabeth Buckner of Campbellsville, Ky., to Mr. George Turner of the same
place. Miss Buckner has often visited in Somerset and is well known here.
Mr. Hobert Ware of Leroy, Ill., is visiting homefolks at Nancy.
Mr. George Erhardt of Arthur, Ill., a former Pulaskian has been visiting
friends and relatives.
Mr. T.L. Simpson an old friend of the Journal, was in town this week and
called in to see us. Mr. Simpson has been taking the Journal for many years
and says he could not do without it.
Mr. A.F. Phelps of Drum, one of the best Democrats in the county and a
booster for this paper, was in to pay us a visit this week. Mr. Phelps has
been a subscriber to the Journal ever since the paper first started about
thirty years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Harrison of Ludlow, Ky., spent several days with his mother
and took in the fair.
Mr. H.F. Woods of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Woods.
Miss Ann Denton left Sunday for Kenansville, N.C., where she will teach in a
girls school this year.
Miss T.A. Parker has accepted a position as teacher in the Fourth Ward
Mrs. V.D. Roberts is assisting in the Science Department at the high school
until the regular instructor arrives.
Miss Corine Hudson has accepted a position with the Cumberland Grocery Co.
Mrs. I.N. Blevins and family are at Stearns for a couple of days, en route to
Somerset where they will establish themselves for the winter, the children
attending school at that point. Ike will continue saying nothing and sawing
wood out in the sticks.
John Ray is raising Eden apples at his Somerset farm, bringing in a specimen
that weighed a fraction under one pound. He claims to have one hundred
bushel just like that one - McCreary County Record.
Mrs. S.M. Jordon of Indianapolis, Ind., who has been visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Pumphrey returned home Wednesday.
Misses Elizabeth and Gladys Tankersly of Hamilton, Ohio, spent the weekend
with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Pumphrey.
Mrs. John W. Dunn and children have returned to their home in Connersville,
Ind., after spending several weeks visiting relatives here.
Miss George Lewis of Sloans Valley and Miss F. Rankin and Mr. Graham Davidson
of Burnside, were weekend guests of W.M. Lester.
Dr. K.S. Lester of Waynesburg, Ky., is the guest of W.M. Lester.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Powell of Los Angeles, California, are visiting his parents
here this week.
W.M. Lester will leave Sunday for Chatham, Va., where he goes as head of the
Commercial Department of the Chatham Training School.
Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Waddle are visiting in Monticello this week.
Mrs. James Stewart and granddaughter Martha West Stewart of Chattanooga,
Tenn., have been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Cassada.
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