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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper In The Mountains of Kentucky

Somerset, Ky., Friday, September 12, 1919.


Somerset Boy.   Is Party to Joke Played by Police of Akron, Ohio.  Charges
Preferred.

The Akron, Ohio, Times,  prints the following story about Chester Smith of
this city, who now holds a position with the City Administration of Akron.

Chester Smith, aged 18, of Somerset, Ky., who chased moonshiners thru rugged
mountain paths in early childhood, has undergone a rigid three weeks
examination under a specially self-appointed board of examining patrolmen and
was found wanting.

The tests, netted out by the Akron officers out-comedied even Mack Sennet's
Keystone Bingville police force, it is said.

At a special meeting of the board of five members, held at the end of the
third week's test, the patrolmen voted unanimously that Chester Smith wanted
but a few years to his present age to make an ideal Rubber City sleuth.

The tests, carefully conducted, showed that Chester Smith was sound in limb
and body, had perfect eyesight, could read and write, could detect small
objects at a great distance, had endurance and from all outward appearances
was mentally balanced.

Wagon Officer Art McClister acted as chairman of the board of examining
patrolmen, the story goes.

Hot and Cold Water.  Smith first underwent the hot and cold water test.  It
was found that while he shuddered some, when showered with ice water, the hot
water had little effect upon him, other than a blister or two.

Three wind tests were given. On a trio of occasions, Smith chased a small
police car from headquarters to Exchange, over to Broadway and back to the
garage.  While winded and slightly behind the auto at the finish, he received
an average of 80 on the three tests.

On an endurance run, he managed to follow the police motorcycle four miles
thru streets about the city, and faltered only when well on his fifth mile.

Copied Book Twice.  Smith's penmanship was found excellent and his punciation
fair.  He copied a 342 page book on American history.  He lacked details and
recopied the book.  It took him two weeks to handle the work.

The applicant went on a city wide search of a patrolman who posed as a
criminal.

He worked almost constantly two days and nights before he discovered the
patrolman at the city building.

These were but a few of the tests Smith underwent.  He worked hard and
diligently.

At the close of the third week, with no commission in hand, accompanied by
the bright silver badge and blue steel barreled pistol, Smith appealed to
Police Chief John Durkin and Shafter O.W. Baum.  "When do I get my
appointment as chief of detectives," he asked when once the audience was
secured.

Smith was advised that the door at the right was the shortest route to High
St.

Hearing Before Baum.  Patrolman McClister, known as the "Millionaire Cop,"
will receive a hearing before Safer O.W. Baum at 2 o'clock this afternoon on
charges of doing an act unbecoming an officer.

Police Chief Durkin took up the case after Smith's visit to his office and
will have a hearing to determine just what the "board of examining
patrolmen," did in Smith's case, and what disposition should be made of the
guilty officers.

Police officers denied that any charges had been filed against McClister and
stated that the hearing was an informal one.

"We will determine later what action will be taken in the case," Safer Baum
said at noon.

Notice.  Dissolution of Partnership.  The partnership composed of Fred Owens,
J.B. Williams and John P. Hill doing business under the assumed name of The
Somerset Garage, Somerset, Kentucky, has this day dissolved by mutual
consent, J.B. Williams and John P. Hill retiring.  Any accounts due the firm
are to be settled with J.B. Williams or John P. Hill.  This the 15th day of
August, 1919.  John P. Hill, James B. Williams, Fred Owens.

Flooding County.  Sears & Roebuck catalogues are flooding the county this
week.  There are many people in this county who do most of their trading at
this place in preference to giving their business to home merchants.  The
local merchants should busy themselves with advertising to offset the large
amount of advertising done by this and other houses.

Personal Mention.

W. Boyd Morrow spent several days in Louisville last week on business.

Miss Marguette Cooper left Wednesday for Lexington to enter Sayer College.

Master Mechanic J.A. Cassada was in Washington, D.C., last week on business
for the railroad.

Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Finch left Monday for their hone in Fla., after a visit
with relatives in Somerset.

County Agent Wilson is taking two weeks vacation and has gone to visit his
parents in Owsley County.

James Roberts left Sunday for Danville where he will enter Centre College for
the coming year.

Captain J.J. Bethurum has been transferred from Camp Winston, Kan., to Camp
Taylor, Ky., and has reported for duty.

Virgil P. Smith attended the Methodist Conference in Shelbyville, Ky., Friday
and Saturday and stopped there en route home in Louisville where he attended
the Democratic Convention.

John Cooper and brother Master Don are in Cincinnati this week.

Clyde Harrison is taking in the State Fair this week and visiting homefolks.

Mr. R.D. Stephens and family have moved to Oneida, Tenn., where Mr. Stephens
has purchased a store.

Mrs. Charles Colyer and daughter Niola and Ben D. Smith, Jr., are enjoying
the week at Cumberland Falls.

Abe Goldenberg is enjoying a two weeks vacation in New York City, Atlantic
City and other eastern resorts.

Miss Edith Peyton of Louisville arrived Wednesday to be with the Roberts Hat
Shop for the coming season.

Mrs. B.G. Allen and daughter Virginia of Chattanooga have been visiting the
family of Mr. Thos. M. Thatcher.

Mr. Quince Richardson and family of Arthur, Ill., are visiting relatives
here.  Mr. Richardson always makes a trip back to Pulaski every year to see
his friends.  He is a prosperous farmer of his adopted home now.

Drake Thompson of Paris, Ky., has been the guest of his sister Mrs. Hershul
Humble.

Mrs. Kate Stigall has returned from Boyle County where she has been visiting
relatives.

Miss Barthenia Sallee left yesterday for Danville and Harrodsburg for a
visit.

Lieut. Granville Corcoran of Dallas, Texas, was the guest of friends here
this week.

Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Miller and children have returned form a trip to Kansas
City, Mo.

Mr. J.E. Girdler attended the Methodist Conference at Shelbyville, Ky., last
week.

Miss Edwina Morrow left Tuesday for Danville, Ky., to enter the Kentucky
College for Women.

Miss Minnie Stigall has gone for a several weeks visit to Lebanon, Va., and
Bluefield, W.Va.

Vicillius Chibethes of this city has gone to Washington, D.C., where he has a
position in the House Office Building.

J.F. Beasley of Oil Center was in the city Monday en route to Albert City,
Iowa, where he will be for some time.

Frank Hodge and Walter Lane of Rosaville, Ga., are visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J.>s Mavity on Columbia Street.

T.E. Jasper and family are enjoying the State Fair this week.  They will
motor to Mammoth Cave before returning home.

Judge B.J. Bethurum and Commonwealth Attorney Flippin will leave Sunday for
Albany where they will hold court next week.

Mrs. John Bowser and children have returned to their home in Winchester after
a visit with her parents Judge and Mrs. V. P. Smith.

Invitations have been received here to the Annual Opening of School Dance at
Danville, Ky., tonight.  Several from here will attend.

Steve A. Walker and Carlton Elkin of Lancaster have been in the city this
week on business connected with their real estate firm.

Mack McEwen will leave this week for Danville to enter Centre College, thus
Somerset sends another good man for the football eleven.

John H. Williams left Tuesday for Washington, D.C., where he will enter
George Washington University for the coming year.

Mr. I. Harkins has returned to Hendersonville, N.C. where he will be for the
winter.  He has engaged in the real estate business there.

Miss Maris Elliott is helping out in the First National Bank during the
absence of Miss Marietta Farrel who is taking her annual vacation.

Mrs. J.W. Gardner of Millersburg, Ky., has been in the city this week with
relatives.  Rev. Gardner attended the conference in Shelbyville.

Mr. James Harvey, after a visit with relatives in Somerset, has reported to
New York City where he will be stationed in Y.M.C.A. work for awhile.

Wm. B. Gragg attended the Methodist Conference at Shelbyville, Ky., Sunday. 
He is very much gratified that Dr. Clark has been returned to Somerset.

James B. Williams will leave next week for Ames, Iowa, where he will enter
the Iowa Agriculture and Mechanical College.  He will take an agricultural
course.

Captain Solander Taylor, who has just returned from overseas, is visiting
relatives here.  Captain Taylor is now stationed at Camp Travis, Texas.  He
hopes to be discharged soon and will return to Somerset.  Captain Taylor was
considered the best officer in his regiment.

Sergeant Bourne R. Gover arrived this week with his French bride and the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Roberts.  Sergeant Gover has been in France for
over a year with the First Division and it was while stationed near Paris he
met his wife.  After a visit here they will leave for Des Moines, Iowa, where
Sergeant Roberts is a city salesman for Butler Bros.

Miss Barthenia Sallee entertained at bridge last Saturday afternoon in honor
of Mrs. Benjamin L. Waddle.  The house was beautifully decorated for the
occasion and a delicious two course luncheon was served.  The prize, a
leather picture frame, was won by the guest of honor.  Those present were
Mesdames Benjamin L. Waddle, Edwin P. Morrow, Paul Dexheimer, R.E. Higgins,
Abbott, Miss. Sue Owens, Chas. Hall, William Waddle, S.A. Waddle, R.G.
Williams Jr., R.L. Joplin, R.B. Waddle and Misses Stella May and Barthenia
Sallee.

A reception and linen shower was given by Mrs. R.G. Williams Jr., Thursday
afternoon from four till six, for Mrs. Benjamin Lee Waddle.  The color scheme
of pink and white was carried out in the decorations and ices.  Miss
Barthenia Sallee presided at the frappe table.  After a pleasant social hour
the guests were invited to the dining room which had been artistically
decorated with ferns and pink gladiolas.  Mrs. Waddle was seated under a
floral umbrella of pink and white from which the linen was showered on her. 
The handsome and useful gifts evidence the popularity of Mrs. Waddle. 
Refreshments were then served the guests, the favors being tiny pink
parasols.

Ferguson.

John Wilson of Akron, Ohio, was the guest of friends here last week.

Robert Gover and family of Moreland visited friends here last week and took
in the fair.

Everett Cundiff and Miss Grace Heaps gave a party at the home of Miss Heaps
Saturday night in honor of Mack Innings who is the guest of Miss Heaps.

Mack Innings of Wilton, Ky., is the guest of his cousins Misses Minervia and
Grace Heaps.

Elmer Weddle left Friday for Monticello, Ill., to visit friends and
relatives.

Vacillieus Chehithes left last week for Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Belle Clark entertained for supper Thursday night John Wilson of Akron,
Ohio, Marvin Leverage of Barren Fork, E. Kerston, Fred Clark and Miss Bertha
Dykes.

Eubank.

Rev. Greer filled his regular appointment at the Church of Christ Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Daily are visiting their son in Nicholasville.

Demp Phelps left Sunday to visit his daughter in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sexton of Danville are visiting relatives here.

Luther, McMullin and Bruce Estes have returned from Akron, Ohio.

Miss Pearl Reynolds has returned from Danville.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hamm of Rockwood, Tenn., are visiting relatives here.

Mr. James Ramsey of Peeplo, Ky., has been visiting his son, J.W. Ramsey.

Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Gooch spent Saturday and Sunday at Etna, Ky.

Lester Peck of Danville is visiting his friends here.

Skip.

Mr. and Mrs. Cora Logsdon will return to their home in Reading, Ohio,
Thursday, after a visit with relatives here.

Miss Ellen Burdine was the Sunday guest of Miss Lina Whitaker.

Mrs. Rachel Whitaker and daughter, visited Mrs. John Arthur, Sunday.

Mr. Ora Black murdered Willie Holt on Rockcastle River last Sunday.  Mr. Holt
leaves a wife and children to mourn his death.

Thomas Arthur left for Illinois last week.

Chester Whitaker has returned to his home in Reading, Ohio, after a visit
with homefolks.

Milton Logsdon is visiting his uncle John Logsdon in Mt. Vernon.

Pnobscott.

Marion Larkin and Miss Belle Thompson were united in marriage last week.

Mrs. Mary Osborne visited her sister Mrs. Ella Griffin, Sunday.

Virgil York and family visited James York Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Claud Griffin and daughter visited S. F. Larkin last week.

Buys Hotel.

Mr. M.G. Stewart of this city, who formerly managed the Newtonian Hotel, has
purchased the Armstrong House at Shelbyville, Ky.  Mr. Stewart plans to spend
about $20,000.00 on remodeling the building.  He has been managing the hotel
for some time.

Buncombe.

Willie Wesley and children visited at the home of W.R. Robbins, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crawford and daughter visited at
John Calders, Sunday.

Mrs. Solomon Ashley is on the sick list.

Misses Ima and Eura Robbins were guests of their sister Mrs. Chester Hall,
Saturday night.

Millie Ashley spent Thursday night with Ruby and Eura Robbins.

Silas Ashley of Casey county was here visiting his mother Mrs. Sarah Ashley,
Friday, who is very ill.

Aaron Cox and family spent Sunday at J.B. Girdlers.

Dovy Cassada of Alpine, Ky., was a guest of her sister Mrs. Marion New,
Friday night.

Mrs. Bud York and children left Friday to join her husband who is in
Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. James Keith of McCreary county have been visiting Alec Keith of
this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lester, Mat Hines and daughter  of Science Hill visited at
Johnny Lesters Sunday.

Raymond Lester who has been visiting homefolks here left Wednesday for
Indiana.

Bent.

Rev. J.W. Steele filled his appointment at Old Valley Sunday.

Miss Vida Logan who has been visiting her uncle J.W. Steele, has returned to
her home in Arkansas.

Riley Hargis has returned from Akron, Ohio.

Miss Lexis Steele has returned from a visit to relatives in Wayne county.

Mr. and Mrs. Bee Sewell are visiting Clyde Randall this week.

Rev. H.J. Ridner, H.M. Stogsdill, L.R. Bradley, J.K. Phelps, Logan Bullock,
M.A. Phelps and Mills Chaney attended the association at Cumberland Falls
last week.

Ethel Sears and son are visiting at J.W. Steele's.

Misses Kisarah Phelps and Lexie Steele attended the funeral of Mills Chaney
at Pina Grove Monday.

Oil Center.

Miss Wilmerth Spaw is very ill at this writing.

R.L. Collins and daughter were in Somerset Saturday.

The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Green Johnson and took
away their infant child.

Jake Beasley and family have gone to Iowa to make their future home.

Chester Ellis who has been overseas for seventeen months has returned home.

Miss Virginia Ware left Monday for Richmond where she will attend school.

Hogue.

Next Sunday and Sunday night will be Rev. B.M. Wesley's last appointment for
this year come and hear him.

Laskous Jasper and family of Mt. Hope, visited at her father's A.J. Adams,
Wednesday night.

Mrs. Mary Hudson and children were Sunday visitors at her father's Rev. P.C.
Newell of Oil Center.

Velber Jasper, who is ill of typhoid fever is getting along nicely while his
sister, Gertrude, who has pneumonia is no better.

Several from here attended the pie supper at Sweet Water Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. John Coffey of Adair county is visiting their daughter Mrs. G.W.
Jasper.

Mr. and Mrs. Silas Meece and son spent Saturday and Sunday with S.D. Flynn at
Oil Center.

Quite a few of our young folks attended the singing at Bethlehem Sunday
night.

Killis Mofield has returned home from Detroit, Michigan.

Ida Dick and children spent Sunday at her father's Samuel Roy.

A.J. Adams attended singing at Ringgold Sunday.

Bud Wesley of Cincinnati is visiting here.

Joe Hodge spent Sunday with his daughter Mrs. James Sweet at Buncombe.

18 YEARS AGO IN SOMERSET.

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

The Science Hill Oil & Gas Company was organized last week with a capital
stock of $25,000.00.  W.J. Goodwin, Cy Langdon, J.D. Eads and Dr. Pimell are
the incorporators.

The Journal is publishing a booklet for the Consolidated Oil Co., which will
be out next week.  The officers of the company are O.H. Waddle, president
R.B. Kalker, secretary and J.M. Richardson, treasurer.

Since Junction City and Briertown are to be connected with Danville by a
trolley car, our esteemed old aunty, the Advocate, speaks of Somerset,
Richmond and Bardstown papers as rural publications.  When Danville becomes a
suburb of Lexington she may be known as The Urban Tale Bearer.

A revival meeting will begin at the Christian Church January 5th.  The pastor
W.H. Applegate is looking forward to a great meeting.

Mr. Boyd Morrow has superceded Mr. Will Davis as agent for the Courier
Journal and Tribune.

Miss Flonnie Hamilton has resigned her position as saleslady at Slessinger's.

Revel and Delee Gooch of Waynesburg, Ky., are visiting relatives in the city.

Mr. Frank Ingram and Miss Maggie Ingram were married at the home of the bride
in this city by Rev. Applegate at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. John Bowser and children have returned to their home in Winchester after
a visit with her parents Judge and Mrs. V. P. Smith.

Invitations have been received here to the Annual Opening of School Dance at
Danville, Ky., tonight.  Several from here will attend.

Steve A. Walker and Carlton Elkin of Lancaster have been in the city this
week on business connected with their real estate firm.

Mack McEwen will leave this week for Danville to enter Centre College, thus
Somerset sends another good man for the football eleven.

John H. Williams left Tuesday for Washington, D.C., where he will enter
George Washington University for the coming year.

Mr. I. Harkins has returned to Hendersonville, N.C. where he will be for the
winter.  He has engaged in the real estate business there.

Miss Maris Elliott is helping out in the First National Bank during the
absence of Miss Marietta Farrel who is taking her annual vacation.

Mrs. J.W. Gardner of Millersburg, Ky., has been in the city this week with
relatives.  Rev. Gardner attended the conference in Shelbyville.

Mr. James Harvey, after a visit with relatives in Somerset, has reported to
New York City where he will be stationed in Y.M.C.A. work for awhile.

Wm. B. Gragg attended the Methodist Conference at Shelbyville, Ky., Sunday. 
He is very much gratified that Dr. Clark has been returned to Somerset.

James B. Williams will leave next week for Ames, Iowa, where he will enter
the Iowa Agriculture and Mechanical College.  He will take an agricultural
course.

Captain Solander Taylor, who has just returned from overseas, is visiting
relatives here.  Captain Taylor is now stationed at Camp Travis, Texas.  He
hopes to be discharged soon and will return to Somerset.  Captain Taylor was
considered the best officer in his regiment.

Sergeant Bourne R. Gover arrived this week with his French bride and the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Roberts.  Sergeant Gover has been in France for
over a year with the First Division and it was while stationed near Paris he
met his wife.  After a visit here they will leave for Des Moines, Iowa, where
Sergeant Roberts is a city salesman for Butler Bros.

Miss Barthenia Sallee entertained at bridge last Saturday afternoon in honor
of Mrs. Benjamin L. Waddle.  The house was beautifully decorated for the
occasion and a delicious two course luncheon was served.  The prize, a
leather picture frame, was won by the guest of honor.  Those present were
Mesdames Benjamin L. Waddle, Edwin P. Morrow, Paul Dexheimer, R.E. Higgins,
Abbott, Miss. Sue Owens, Chas. Hall, William Waddle, S.A. Waddle, R.G.
Williams Jr., R.L. Joplin, R.B. Waddle and Misses Stella May and Barthenia
Sallee.

A reception and linen shower was given by Mrs. R.G. Williams Jr., Thursday
afternoon from four till six, for Mrs. Benjamin Lee Waddle.  The color scheme
of pink and white was carried out in the decorations and ices.  Miss
Barthenia Sallee presided at the frappe table.  After a pleasant social hour
the guests were invited to the dining room which had been artistically
decorated with ferns and pink gladiolas.  Mrs. Waddle was seated under a
floral umbrella of pink and white from which the linen was showered on her. 
The handsome and useful gifts evidence the popularity of Mrs. Waddle. 
Refreshments were then served the guests, the favors being tiny pink
parasols.

Ferguson.

John Wilson of Akron, Ohio, was the guest of friends here last week.

Robert Gover and family of Moreland visited friends here last week and took
in the fair.

Everett Cundiff and Miss Grace Heaps gave a party at the home of Miss Heaps
Saturday night in honor of Mack Innings who is the guest of Miss Heaps.

Mack Innings of Wilton, Ky., is the guest of his cousins Misses Minervia and
Grace Heaps.

Elmer Weddle left Friday for Monticello, Ill., to visit friends and
relatives.

Vacillieus Chehithes left last week for Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Belle Clark entertained for supper Thursday night John Wilson of Akron,
Ohio, Marvin Leverage of Barren Fork, E. Kerston, Fred Clark and Miss Bertha
Dykes.

Eubank.

Rev. Greer filled his regular appointment at the Church of Christ Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Daily are visiting their son in Nicholasville.

Demp Phelps left Sunday to visit his daughter in Louisville.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sexton of Danville are visiting relatives here.

Luther, McMullin and Bruce Estes have returned from Akron, Ohio.

Miss Pearl Reynolds has returned from Danville.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hamm of Rockwood, Tenn., are visiting relatives here.

Mr. James Ramsey of Peeplo, Ky., has been visiting his son, J.W. Ramsey.

Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Gooch spent Saturday and Sunday at Etna, Ky.

Lester Peck of Danville is visiting his friends here.

Skip.

Mr. and Mrs. Cora Logsdon will return to their home in Reading, Ohio,
Thursday, after a visit with relatives here.

Miss Ellen Burdine was the Sunday guest of Miss Lina Whitaker.

Mrs. Rachel Whitaker and daughter, visited Mrs. John Arthur, Sunday.
 

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