|Business Men Of City Gather At
Methodist Church To Hear Bishop Anderson. Business
men of Somerset, representing all denominations, met at
the Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday night, the 15th,
for a social hour and to meet Bishop Anderson of
Cleveland, Ohio, who was here for a visit to the local
church. The object of the gathering was to acquaint
the people with the plans of the church for the building
of a Community church in the city and to give our men an
opportunity to hear Bishop Anderson on the subject.
Rev. F.W. Harrop the pastor, presided at the gathering
and told in a brief talk what the plans were and asked
for the cooperation of all the churches and all citizens
of Somerset. A drawing of the plans of the proposed
church hang on the wall and these were explained.
Bishop Anderson delighted the gathering with a short talk
and made a big hit with all those present. He is a
most pleasing speaker and a man of wonderful
personality. He is broad in his views and a giant
in intellect. Following Bishop Anderson talks were
made by V.P. Smith, Mayor Cruse, Rev. C.H. Talbot and
Supt. of Schools R.E. Hill. Lunch was served to the
guests following the talks. The committee
that is in charge of the building of this Community
church say that work will begin in the spring. A
lot has already been purchased on South Main St. We
know of no enterprise more deserving and we hope that the
committee will meet with nothing that will keep them from
carrying out their plans.
Sen. Harding Will Pass Through Somerset Today At Noon En
Route To Florida Resort. Senator Warren G. Harding,
President-elect of the United States, will pass through
Somerset today (Friday) at noon on the Royal Palm en
route to St. Augustine, Fla., where he will board a yacht
for a two weeks cruise. He will then return to St.
Augustine where he will remain during the month of
February. Senator Harding's car will be attached to
the regular train and he will have with him several
secretaries, secret service men and quite a few newspaper
men. The stop here will be about five minutes but
it is not likely that the Senator will receive any
callers. So far as is known no local politicians
have been notified of his coming. Senator Harding
was in Somerset during the campaign and spoke from the
rear of his special train.
Daughter. The Stanford Interior Journal says:
"George Esaman, the
Austrian, who is charged with committing assault and
battery on his daughter, had his trial in Judge T.A.
Rice's court on Tuesday afternoon and was held over to
the Circuit Court in $500. He was also held in a
peace bond of the same amount. Joe Zubra, another
foreigner, was similarly dealt with on the same
charges. Both gave bond. It is reported that
Esaman sold his daughter to Zubra for 10 cents a pound,
or $15. It seems that he grew tired of his bargain
and sought to make her unhappy by beating her. She
went home, where she received like treatment from her
father, he sending her back to her husband. Squire
Simon Petrey, who testified in the case against Esaman,
says that the unnatural father was delivering a fearful
beating to the girl when he came to her rescue.
Zubra, we are told, denies that he bought the girl,
claiming that the $15 he gave up was for her wedding
clothes. The selling of the girl was not brought
out in court, but it will likely be thoroughly
investigated at the February term of Circuit Court, at
least we hope it will."
Warming Up. Politics Will Begin To Warm Up
Soon. More Announcements. The
voters are beginning to realize that there will be a
county, city and district election this year. Those
who have announced can be seen every day on the street
busy with the "great common people." And
it is amusing to see how they bow and smile at the
women. The vote of the women will decide the races
and of course it behooves all the candidates to be
especially nice to the new voters. A great many of
the races it is said, are already made up, although the
primary is six months off. The Sheriff's race is
made up of
C.I. Ross and Ed Thurman. The County Judge's race
is made up of R.C. Tartar,
and Napier Adams. These two will run this
out. Henry Smith and Chris Tartar
haven't any opposition yet but it is a sure thing they
will have. Senator Shadoan will likely oppose
Tartar for County Attorney and Bud Logan's friends
are urging him to run against Henry Smith for Circuit
Clerk. The County Court Clerk's race promises to be
one of the most hotly contested. This is now a
three cornered affair with the chances of one or two more
The aspirants now are C.M. Langdon, J.T. Vaught, and Miss
Stella May. The race for Circuit Judge is made up
with Judge Bethurum and Judge Kennedy. These men
were pitted against each other five years ago and Judge
came out winner. So far Judge Flippin has no
opposition for Commonwealth's Attonrey and his friends
say that he will not have any. There has been some
talk of Ben Waddle making the race but he has never given
much encouragement to the use of his name.
Sells Cattle. Prof. V.D. Roberts, one of the
leading thoroughbred cattle raisers in the county, sold
last week a car load of fine Herefords to a party in Bell
Center, Ohio. These cattle were bred and raised in
Pulaski County by Mr. Roberts and shows that Pulaski is
coming to the front as a thorough-bred cattle producing
community. Mr. Roberts has shipped many of his
Hereford stock to other states.
Stand Corrected. Our Bent correspondent says that
we were incorrect when we stated in a recent issue that
Miss Stella May is the first woman to run for office in
Pulaski County. Our correspondent says that in the
year 1886, Miss Isabelle Modrell made the race for County
Superintendent of Schools against Billie J. Davis and was
To Open Rink. Mr. A.J. Crawford is making
arrangements to open a skating rink in the old skating
rink property on Oak St. He is having the floors
done over now and has ordered 100 pairs of skates which
he is expecting soon. A very fine electric piano
has also been ordered.
Name Left Out. In giving the list of directors of
the Citizens National Bank
in our last issue we neglected to insert the name of J.D.
Koger. Mr. Koger was re-elected a director and is a
live one. He is now in Florida enjoying the
sunshine and balmy breezes of the ocean.
Music. Thatcher & Waddle have installed in the
Gem Opera House a new
electric piano that is the very latest thing in the way
of a musical instrument. It costs $3,000 and was
installed by an expert from the factory
this week. Those who have heard it say that it has
the sound of a pipe organ. This improvement will be
appreciated by the theater goers and will make an evening
at the Gem more pleasant.
Mose Mentioned. Mose L. Singleton is being
mentioned in Democratic circles for the office of
Sheriff. Mose served the county as Jailer and was
defeated four years ago for County Court Clerk by C.M.
Langdon. He made a most creditable race.
Napier Adams. Mr. Napier Adams authorizes The
Journal to announce him a candidate for County Judge
subject to the action of the Republican primary August
2nd. Mr. Adams is one of the most prominent
business men in the county and has made an able official
when ever the people have given him an office. He
served as Circuit Court Clerk of Pulaski County for
several terms and was later Clerk of the Kentucky Court
of Appeals. He made a splendid record in both
offices. Just recently a report from the State
Inspector and Examiner says that Mr. Adams office here is
one of the best kept in the state. Mr. Adams is a
fine gentleman, capable and a thorough business
man. If he is elected to the office he aspires we
feel sure the county will be able managed.
Warrants Served. Deputy United States Marshall J.E.
Bash of Somerset, came to Danville and served warrants on
Forest Mobley and Percy Sheen, charging them with
transporting moonshine liquor from beyond Crab Orchard to
Boyle County. It is charged that the young men with
three other men drove over to a point near Mt. Vernon
some weeks ago and purchased a small amount of moonshine
for personal use and were bringing it this way when the
machine they were in was partially wrecked just this side
of the Lincoln County line - Danville Messenger.
Swope Slated. Newspapers announce that Congressman
King Swope of the 8th District will likely be appointed
United States District Attorney for the
Eastern District of Kentucky when Senator Harding becomes
President. It is said that Judge Denton, of this
city, has his eye on the place also and would like
awfully well to have it. Senator Ernst will have
Going It Alone. Mr. Bee Whitis, Somerset, Ky., who
has been general manager in Kentucky for the J.E.
Carnahan Oil Company, is now operating in this field on
an independent basis. He is arranging to make this
city his field headquarters and he expects to push
development work to the limit. Mr. Whitis is a
strong believer in the possibilities of this section
proving to be a great oil field. - Adair County News.
Quit Business. Meece Bros. who have been conducting
a grocery on Main St.,
will quit business. They are now offering their
stock for sale. The Somerset Salvage Co., also
announce that they will quit business in Somerset just as
soon as they can dispose of their fixtures.
To Hold Revival. Dr. J.B. DeGarmo, the well known
evangelist, will begin a revival at the High Street
Baptist Church on February 7th. Dr. DeGarmo is
well known in Somerset, where he has formerly held
protracted meetings and the High Street Baptist church
was very fortunate in securing his services for their
February series of meetings.
Debating Club. The Somerset High School Debating
Club met and organized on the night of the 17th.
The following officers were elected: Chester
Silvers, President; Ivan Jackson, Vice President; Bernard
Baute, Secretary; Tom Tibbals, Treasurer. They wish
to extend an invitation to the citizens of Somerset to
attend their regular meetings which will occur each
Monday night at 7 o'clock in the High School building.
Attending School. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 20 - Samuel
Franklin, of Meece, Ky., is attending the agricultural
short course which opened at the College of Agriculture
here January 4. The course will continue until
March 1 and during that time those reenrolled will
receive work in all the phases of agriculture in lectures
and laboratories. They are being instructed by
members of the regular agricultural faculty and have the
use of the equipment on the university farm. A
total of 80 students, including 14 regular short course
students, three federal board students, and 63 ex-service
men are being given the course by the Y.M.C.A. in
cooperation with the College of Agriculture are enrolled
in the work. Samuel Franklin is a Federal Board
Ohio Farms. Mr. W.L. Vallindingham of Science Hill,
Ky., the popular Southern Railway operator, is branching
out and is now representing a large real estate firm in
Cincinnati, Ohio, in addition to his railroad
duties. He has an advertisement in this issue of
the Journal. Read it.
A Big Suit. The Monticello Outlook says: A suit has
been filed by the heirs of Juda Denney against Uriah
Crabtree and wife, of Windy City, seeking to set aside
the Will of Juda Denney on the grounds that the deed from
her father to her was for a life interest only. The
plaintiffs are represented by Judge H.C. Kennedy and V.P
Smith, of Somerset, and the defendants will probably be
represented by Duncan & Bell, Bertram and Bertram,
and J.P. Harrison of the local bar. The suit does
not effect the title of the lease as all the heirs of
Juda Denney have signed it.
To Florida. Chas. H. Moore, manager of the
Gainesboro Telephone Co., and J.D. Koger, farmer and
banker, left last Friday for a short trip to Tampa,
Florida. Mr. Moore went on a business trip and Mr.
Koger accompanied him.
Mr. M. Warren Writes Letter From Texas. Is Enjoying
His Stay In Lone Star State. Round Rock,
Texas, Jan. 3, 1921. Editor Somerset Journal,
Ky. Dear Sir: - Your many subscribers in Texas have
suggested that I write a short letter to The
Journal. I thought it might be interesting to them
as well as your readers at home. I first came to
Greenville to visit my nephew, J.T. Burch, who has a job
with the M.K.& T.R.R. He is doing well.
He owns some valuable property in this city.
Greenville is a fine city of about 20,000 population,
situated in Hunt County on the Sabine River. It has
fine schools and churches and is surrounded by some of
the finest land in Texas. The soil is very deep and
fertile. Greenville is a great cotton market.
The largest inland compress in the world is located
here. I met my old friend, Charly Dollins, who has
been here quiet a while. I was glad to know that he
has made a success in business. I certainly
appreciate the kind treatment I received from the people
of Greenville. I am now at the home of my brother, J.R.
Warren, at Rutledge, Williamson County, 17 miles north of
Austin. He owns a fine farm here. The land is
very fertile and adapted to a great variety of crops,
such as cotton, corn, oats, wheat, etc. I visited
the Capitol building at Austin. In size, it seemed
second only to the Capital at Washington. It is
built of the famous red granite of Burnet County and is
said to be one of the most substantial buildings in the
United States. The Texas Legislature will convene
on the 11th inst. I think I shall see this body in
session. I am told that the lower house is composed
of 142 members and not one Republican among them.
You see this sight would be a great inducement for me to
stay in Texas. The people of Texas are very kind
and hospitable, as you know all Southern people
are. The school system in Texas is something like
ours only they pay their teachers a better salary.
The building of better roads will be one of the problems
before the present legislature. There is plenty of
room and a great opportunity for young men who would like
to make prosperous farmers in this county. The
people here would certainly welcome newcomers from the
old states. Wishing The Journal great success the
coming year, I am yours, M. Warren.
Resolutions. Whereas God in His infinite wisdom has
seen fit to call from our midst our dear and beloved
friend and co-worker, Ella Logan, and from our class its
proficient and consecrated President, therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Young Ladies Bible Class of the First
Methodist Church, that we deploy deplore her untimely
death and are sad indeed to give up one whose life was
one of inspiration and promise, whose very presence was a
comfort and joy, and whose influence was ever for the
noblest and best. Be it further resolved that we as
a class have lost one of our most talented and
consecrated member; that we do hereby extend to the
bereaved parents and family our deepest love and
sympathy. Also, that a copy of these resolutions be
spread upon the records of our minutes, and a copy sent
to the family. Mrs. O.D. Goodloe, Mrs. W.P. Gover,
Mrs. V.D. Roberts, Committee.
Few In Federal Court At Lexington. Cochran
Dismisses The Jury. Pulaski Countians played an
important part in the Federal Court at Lexington last
week. Several of our citizens were there as
defendants, spectators, attorneys, jurors and
witnesses. Judge Cochran, disgusted with the
verdicts that were being rendered by the jury, adjourned
court and continued all the cases until the next
term. James Bobbitt, Cyrus Bradley and Claude Fry
plead guilty to a charge of operating a still. They
were given a sentence in the
Federal penitentiary. Frank and James A. Roy were
acquitted on a charge of manufacturing liquor in
violation of the National Prohibition Act. Wallace
Stewart was also acquitted on a similar charge.
United States Marshals John Bash and Chas. Winfrey,
Policemen Robert Warren and Silas West and Attorneys W.B.
Morrow and J.W. Colyer were in attendance at Court.
Small Pox. Two cases of small pox are reported in
the city. Health authorities advise all possible
precaution against a spread of the disease. They do
not anticipate any epidemic. It is said that there
are quite a number of cases at Barren Fork and vicinity.
Still In Morgue. All efforts to identify the man
who has been in the morgue of the Somerset Undertaking
Co., for the past three weeks has failed. Railroad
detectives have been working on the case but can find
nothing that will assist in identifying the man.
Barcus. Mr. W.H. Barcus, well known painter of
Somerset, died last Friday at his home on Vine St., after
an illness of some length. Mr. Barcus had been in
ill health for some time and had been unable to work for
months. He was a member of the Southern Methodist
church and the funeral services were held there Monday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. Clark. Mr. Barcus was
a member of the local order of painters and was also a
Mason. He leaves a widow and several children.
Collects. $6,560.00. County Clerk C.M. Langdon
collected from the automobile owners of Pulaski County,
chauffeurs and dealers, the sum of $6,560.90, which he
has remitted to the State Auditor. This is
Pulaski's contribution to the state automobile
fund. There are quite a number of owners who have
not taken out licenses yet. They must do so,
however, before they can drive their car.
Carrol Reid Shot By Policemen Warren and West As He Tries
To Get Away. Carrol Reid, son of Rex Reid, was shot
in the arm and leg by Policemen Robert Warren and Silas
West early Thursday morning, near the home of his
grandmother, at Clifty Crossing. The wounds are not
serious. The officers had been trying to locate
Reid for a year or more and they heard Wednesday that he
was at the home of his grandmother. Early Thursday
morning they drove out to the house and found him.
They had started with him to the automobile when he
tripped Policeman Warren and started running. Both
and West started shooting. Policeman Warren says
that he does not know whether he or Policeman West
inflicted the wound as they were both shooting.
They both state that they shot to scare him. Young
Reid has been in Newport, Ky., for the past year or more
working. He is charged with giving a cold check to
Tate. Somerset people acquainted with him were very
much shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mr. Clarence
Tate of Stanford, Ky., which occurred in Louisville last
Friday. Mr. Tate was one of the best known farmers
in Central Kentucky and a man liked by everyone. He
was a true Christian gentleman and a man of many
excellent traits. Mr. Tate has often visited the
family of M.C. Williams in this city, and was usually a
visitor during the county fair. He was a member of
the Christian Church and was superintendent of the Sunday
School. He was a trustee of Transylvania College.
Woman Announces. Miss Lucille Dudderer, of
Stanford, Ky., has announced as a candidate for Circuit
Court Clerk of Lincoln County. She has been Deputy
in the officer. Miss Stella May, of this city, was
the first woman in the state to announce for a county
office and Miss Dudderer is the second.
Smith. Mr. James Smith of Vinnie, Ky., died after a
short illness Wednesday. Funeral services were held
Thursday and burial took place at Pottershop burying
ground. Mr. Smith was one of the most prosperous
farmers in the western section of the county and a good
Died In Texas. Nephew Of Mrs. Della Mercer Died at
Temple, Texas, Last Week.
John W. Atkerson, of Temple, Texas, a nephew of
Mrs. Della Mercer, of Science Hill, Ky., died at his home
in Texas last week. His father, John W. Atkerson,
was born in this county. The Temple paper had the
following: News of the unexpected death of John W.
Atkerson, public cotton weigher and a well known and
popular citizen of Temple, caused a shock to his host of
friends all over Bell County last Tuesday. The end
came in a local institution of surgery where he had been
taken less than a week before suffering with infection
from a carbuncle. He was buried Thursday afternoon
at Little Flock
while hundreds of friends and associates assembled to pay
their last said tribute of love and esteem. The
ceremonies were conducted by Rev. Doege of Temple and
Rev. Lockhart of Moody while Willow Camp No. 16, Woodmen
of the World, of which Mr. Atkerson had been a member,
conducted ritualistic exercises appropriate to the
occasion. The floral offerings were profuse and
elaborate, attesting the deep affection in which this
excellent young man was held by all who knew him.
John Atkerson had lived in this community all his life
and he had won and held the esteem and respect of every
one with whom he had come into association. He had
been cotton weigher for the Temple precinct several years
in which capacity he had come to know and be known of
practically all the farmers who come to Temple. He
had been having a busy season this year and up to the
time when he was forced by his illness to quit active
work, a few days ago, he had weighted more than 20,000
bales of cotton which had been grown in this section and
brought to Temple for sale. He was born November
1885, and only a short while back had celebrated the
anniversary of his thirty-fifth birthday. He was
married November 4, 1908(?), Miss Nellie G. Denehouse (?)
becoming his bride and to them were born three sons,
Clyde,12 years old, Thomas, 9, John W. Atkerson Jr.,
7. These with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.M.
Atkerson, two brothers, Dee Atkerson of Temple, and Alvin
of Ocnaville (?), and three sisters, Mrs. Oliver Panik,
Mrs. J.C. Elza and Mrs. O.H. Bostle of Temple,
Belton, Jan. 4 - Mrs. Nellie Atkerson of Temple, wife of
the late John W. Atkerson, was yesterday appointed Public
Weigher of Temple succeeding her husband who died a few
days ago. A number of friends of he deceased were
present before the court in behalf of the appointment of
Mrs. Atkerson. Mrs. Atkerson is the first woman
ever to hold public office in this county.
Waddle Tipped. If there is a change in the
postmastership here it is said that Hon. R.B. Waddle will
get the plum. Postmaster Brown's term of office
does not expire for two years yet and it is not known
whether or not an effort will be made to put Mr. Brown
out before his term of office expires or not. Under
an order issued by President Wilson all postmasters are
under civil service and in order to displace postmasters
it will be necessary for Mr. Harding to do away with this
law. If Mr. Harding allows the law to stand, Mr.
Brown will continue in office.
Old Subscriber. Mr. W.J. Brinkley of Mark, Ky.,
attended a meeting of the stockholders of the Citizens
National Bank last week and while here dropped in to
renew his subscription to The Journal. Mr. Brinkley
has been a subscriber to The Journal for 22 years and
says he would not think of doing without it. Mr.
Brinkley always renews on time and is a booster for
us. We are glad to have such good friends.
Appointed. In compliance with the requirements of
the Defense Act of Congress, passed last year, Governor
Morrow recommended Captain Stanley A. Waddle, Infantry
Section, U.S. Reserve Corps, for appointment on a
committee to designate and locate the different units of
the National Guard to be organized in Kentucky.
Will Run. Mr. J.G. Adams who has served as Tax
Commissioner during the past four years, says that he is
a candidate again and is making the race on his record.
Get $1,000.00. In the Will of Mrs. Elizabeth
Summershein, which was probated this week, the Methodist
Episcopal Church is to receive $1,000.00. Mrs.
Summershein was a devout member of this denomination.
"Red" Is There. The Danville Messenger in
a recent issue said: "Booger Red" Roberts, the
red-headed Nero of the Colonel grid machine, arrived in
Wednesday amid the cheers of the townspeople, from
Monticello, Miss., where the Somerset lad has been
visiting relatives. Roberts was one of the real
stars in the Texas game New Year's Day and could not
leave Fort Worth after the game because of the girls
calling on him. Roberts received congratulations on
his stellar playing for several hours after the contest.
Is Candidate. Harvey Jenkins tells us that he is
sure a candidate for Mayor and that he will make an
active campaign. He says that he knows conditions
in Somerset better than most any man in it because it is
his duty to visit all sections of the city.
Agency. Mr. T.E. Jasper the hardware man, has taken
the agency for the Apex Electric Carpet Sweeper and the
A.B.C. Electric Washing Machine. These two articles
are well known to housewives in this section. Mr.
Jasper will be glad to give a demonstration.
Examinations. Examinations for Common School
Diplomas will be held Friday and Saturday, January 28th
and 29th, at the following places: Somerset, Nancy,
Eubank, Pulaski, Science Hill, Burnside, Shopville and
White Lily. IT is our purpose to place the
examination within the reach of every boy and girl who
has completed the eighth grade. We are anxious as
many as possible take this examination. The
possession of a common school diploma entitles the
student to free tuition in any of our County High
Schools. Examination will begin at 9 o'clock, a.m.,
Friday morning. Applicants should supply themselves
with pencil and tablet. Examination fee will be
$1.00, which goes to the examiners for grading the
papers. L.E. Meece, County School Superintendent.
News. Richmond, Ky. - We are glad to
see Miss Mary Adams out again after two days of
tonsillitis. We are glad to have the following
representatives from Pulaski County attending the
E.K.S.N.: Misses Mary Adams, Ethel Farris, Emma
Patterson, Liza Vornett, Willie and Sarah Correll, Effie
Roberts, and Bertha Estes, Messrs Delaney Roberts, Virgil
Tarter, Jessie Price, Estes Moore and Raymond
Robbins. We are looking for a large crowd from
Pulaski County the beginning of the next term, February
7, 1921. The Pulaski students never get home sick
for but on thing, and that is the Somerset Journal.
Good. Royce Flippin, son of Judge W.N. Flippin, is
making quite a reputation as a basketball player at
Centre College, and it is likely that he will make the
Centre team. He played with the Freshmen against
the State University Freshmen and also played in the
Louisville game on the Varsity
Wm. Clarence Tucker who had a very serious operation, has
recovered sufficiently to return to the Cumberland
Mrs. Vance Dykes, who was operated on for appendicitis,
is slowing improving.
Mrs. Geo. C. Dodson of Waynesburg is here for treatment.
Mr. Creekmore who has been at the hospital will return
home the last of the
Mr. Tweedy Dutton is on the sick list this week.
Miss Ethel Martin of Stearns is here for a slight
operation of the foot.
To The Republicans Of The 28th Judicial District of
Kentucky: I have been chosen as campaign manager
for Judge B.J. Bethurum in his race for Republican
nomination for Circuit Judge of this judicial
district. I accept this honor because I believe in
so doing I am only availing myself of an opportunity to
be of real service to the people of the district.
There is no office in this district that is of greater
importance than the high office of Circuit Judge, and the
people should use the most diligent care in selecting the
officer who is to fill this important post. In
Judge B.J. Bethurum we have a man who has been tried and
found entirely satisfactory from every standpoint.
First of all he is a Christian gentleman and a champion
of the right. He stands for law and order and is
fearless in the discharge of his duty. He is an
able lawyer and a just and impartial judge. Judge
Bethurum is a true and loyal Republican and never strays
from the fold. He believes in party loyalty and
party regularity, and in the races between the parties he
is always found in the thickest of the fight, yet as an
officer in the discharge of his duty he knows no man's
politics or his religion. These sterling qualities
of Judge Bethurum has endeared him to the hearts of the
people of his district and assures him of re-endorsement
by the Republicans. I enter upon the discharge of
my duties, confidently feeling that Judge Bethurum will
be nominated by an over-whelming majority at the coming
August primary. And I earnestly appeal
to all who believe in a strict enforcement of law from a
just and impartial standpoint to support him. L.E.
Compliment. The report of the State Inspector and
January 13th, 1921, insofar as the same relates to the
examination of the office of the Circuit Clerk of Pulaski
County, reads as follows: "The records in the
office of Circuit Clerk C.I. Ross, which are kept by
Napier Adams, formerly Clerk of the Court of Appeals,
Mrs. James said, were among "the best kept records
he ever checked." The above appeared in a
Frankfort special to the Courier-Journal on the date
above mentioned and explains itself. It reveals
what most people already know. Our people here who
have come in contact with the work of Mr. Adams, and know
how careful and painstaking he is as a public official,
are not surprised to see a tribute such as appeared in
the report of the State Inspector and Examiner. Mr.
Adams bears the distinction of being the best Circuit
Clerk this county ever had, and the Judges of the Court
of Appeals, and lawyers of the State, unite in paying him
the deserved eulogy of being the most capable and
courteous Clerk of the Court of Appeals that ever keep
the records of that famous court. The people of his
native county are proud of the record of achievement made
by this modest, but able man. They honored him with
public office, and in turn he justified the confidence
that was reposed in him by giving the kind of service
that reflects credit upon his constituency as well as
himself. He now aspires to the judgeship of Pulaski
County, and his friends claim he will easily win the
nomination in August and that after his election in
November, he will adorn the office and give to the
discharge of every duty connected with this position the
same devotion and ability that marked his service in the
other offices which he has held. He will make a
judge that the county will be proud of, and one that will
take care of the people's money, and go about with good
business judgment in the work of re-establishing the
credit and faith of the county. His friends also
claim that the is the kind of man to handle the finances
of the county at this time when the county is head over
heels in debt, and is so badly in need of good business
methods in the work of getting the county out of debt and
on the highway to thrift and prosperity. From The
Commonwealth, Thursday, January 21, 1921 -