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Notes. Judge N.L. Barnette, one of the most popular
Republicans in the county, has announced for the
Republican nomination for Tax Commissioner. Judge
Barnette will be opposed by Mr. J.G. Adams, the present
Commissioner. Rev. George Thompson of Eubank, has
announced again for the Republican nomination for
Representative from Pulaski County. Rev. Thompson
made the race two years ago and was defeated by Gladstone
Wesley. Mr. Wesley, it is said, will be a candidate
again and his friends predict for him another
victory. Mr. Wesley made a splendid record in the
last session. With Virgil Bobbitt in the race we
now have two candidates for Chief of Police. Mr.
William Fitzpatrick announced some weeks ago. It is
a certainty that there will be some more entries.
The friends of Ed Moore are urging him to make the race
for Chief of Police. Mr. Moore has not given the
matter much thought and it is not known whether or not he
will run. Should he decide to get in he would have
a strong following and if elected would make a good
officer. "Conyers and a Business
Administration" is the slogan adopted by some of his
friends in urging Mr. Conyers to get into the race for
Mayor of Somerset. Mr. Conyers is one of the
leading business men of the city and would make a
splendid Mayor. It is thought that Mr. Conyers
could be induced to run if other business men of the city
would announce for the other offices. George G.
Waddle is being boomed for the Democratic nomination for
County Court Clerk. Mr. Waddle is well qualified to
handle the office and would make a strong
candidate.Appointed Receiver. Mr. Jean V. Smith was
appointed by Judge Cochran receiver for U.P. Upchurch of
Whitley City. E.S. Heth of Stearns and Henry
Spradlin, of Whitley City were appointed appraisers and
are now going over the stock.
Announces. Many women are seeking office in the
state this year. Another to announce is Mrs. Leila
May Cooper of Mt. Vernon, Ky., who has just announced for
County Court Clerk of Rockcastle County.
Chicago. Mr. O.G. Peterson has returned from
Chicago, where he went to consult an architect about the
proposed Community Church for Somerset. The
building committee hopes to begin work within the next
few weeks. Everything is getting in shape for the
breaking of dirt.
|Hitch - Lewis. Mr. C.C.
Hitch and Miss Leila M. Lewis, both of this city, were
quietly married at the Christian Church parsonage Tuesday
at noon by Rev. W.G. Montgomery. The only
attendants were Miss Mallie Lewis and Mr. Harold
Gillispie. Immediately following the ceremony Mr.
and Mrs. Hitch left for a bridal tour through the
South. Upon their return they will be at home on
College St. Both the bride and groom are well known
and popular young people of Somerset. Mr. Hitch is
a machinist at the Southern Railway Shops where he has a
splendid position. Mrs. Hitch has a wide circle of
friends and is quite popular. She is a sister of
Mrs. R.D. Stephens, of Oneida, Tenn.
King. Mary Mitchell King, age four years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. King, died at the home of her parents on College St. last Saturday morning after a short illness of tubercular meningitis. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.G. Montgomery. Burial took place in the City Cemetery. Mary Mitchell was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. King. She was a beautiful girl, bright and talented. Her sudden death has caused the deepest sorrow among the many friends of the parents who loved Mary Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. King have been in Somerset for several years. Mr. King is manager of the Western Union office. He is a son of H.C. King, District Passenger Agent of the Southern Railway. Mr. and Mrs. King are members of the Christian Church.
Wait. "Aunt" Mariah Wait, aged 74 years, one of the most highly respected colored women of Somerset, died at her home on Columbia St. last Saturday. "Aunt" Mariah was known to almost everyone in Somerset and was well thought of by both white and colored people of the city. She was the widow of "Uncle" Joe Wait. Two sons and three daughters survive.
Card of Thanks. The family wishes to thank all those who were so kind during the recent illness and death of our mother, Mariah Wait. We especially wish to thank Dr. Beard, the Misses Parker, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Will Wait, Miss Maggie Wait, Mrs. Will Hays and many other of our white friends. We also extend our appreciation to our neighbors and many colored friends. Polly Singleton.
Vaughn (Contributed). On the morning of January 19,
1921, in his 90th year, at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
A.R. Humble. Mr. William Vaughn heard the voice of
the Master, "Well done, good and faithful servant,
enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." Mr.
Vaughn was born in Russell County, April 16th, 1831,
where he lived all of his life until last October when he
came to Somerset to spend the winter with his daughter
and son. He was married to Miss Sarah Evelyn
Bradley in 1864 and to this union were born six children,
two boys and four girls, of whom only two are left.
Mr. O.B. Vaughn and Mrs. A.R. Humble, of Somerset.
On Sunday morning before he was stricken he was at
church, as always was his custom and great pleasure
having been a member of the Methodist Church since early
manhood. He ate his noonday meal on Wednesday,
apparently as well as usual, and after he with the rest
of the family, were sitting talking, no one saw the grim
gaunt form that there awaited; but the hour glass was
nearly run out, and he was stricken speechless, his
quivering heart had felt the icy touch, so faint and
weary he was laid upon his bed, from which one day later
he was called home to rest. Death had no terrors
for him, other than the momentary pain. He was a
true Knight of the Cross, clad in whole armor of God; and
having on the breast plate of righteousness his feet shod
with the preparation of the gospel of peace and protected
by the shield of faith, and the helmet of salvation;
praying always, and watching the progress of God's
marching host. His life was marked with deep
humility, his prayer, "Not my will, but Thine, be
done," and all the power of his good life, he laid
in thankful consecration at the feet of Jesus. His
sympathy was as tender and gentle as a woman's and none
ever came to him with their troubles that did not find
him ready to live the best of counsel and direction to
the true source of comfort. His earthly labors are
ended. He has been called to the presence of the
King, and answering that summons, he has passed from the
care of loved ones on earth, and there are tears here;
but in Heaven there are those dear ones who are
Vaughn. The Adair County news had the following article about Mr. William Vaughn who died at the home of his daughter Mrs. A.R. Humble this city, two weeks ago: "The news of the demise of Mr. William Vaughn, perhaps the oldest citizen of Russell County, reached here late last Friday afternoon. He had gone from his home county to Somerset where his son, Mr. Otho Vaughn and his daughter Mrs. Dolph Humble, reside, and while there he was taken sick, dying in a few hours. He had reached the ripe age of 89, and until the last few years had been an active and influential man in the county and in religious affairs. He was a very ardent member of the Methodist Church and his purse was at all times open to meet the expenses of the organization. He was a kind, lovable old Kentucky gentleman, his face marking him as an honest man. The deceased spent the major portion of his life at Denmark, where he engaged in farming. Later he removed to Russell Springs, that place being his post office when the end came. His remains were conveyed from Somerset to Russell Springs and after funeral services were interred in the Jamestown cemetery by the side of his wife, who died many years ago. The deceased was an uncle of Mr. W.T. and Solomon McFarland, of this place, both of whom attended the last sad rites. The last time the editor of this paper talked to Mr. Vaughn was at Russell Springs and in the conversation he said that he was ready to cross to the other side; that he longed to be with his loved ones who had already landed on the celestial shore."
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