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February 4, 1921.

Political 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.

Take Examinations.  Thirty applicants took the examination here last Friday and Saturday for the Common School Diploma.  The examination was held at the high school.  Examinations were also held in different parts of the county.

Woman 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.

Buys Store.  Mr. W.J. Major was in town Wednesday on business.  Mr. Major has just recently purchased the store of E.B. Herrin at Clarence, Ky.  Mr. Major was located at Bandy. He says he is enjoying a good business.

Successful Revival.  Rev. T.C. Duke, pastor of the High Street Baptist Church, returned home Tuesday from Livermore, Ky., where he has been conducting a revival.  There were twenty-five additions to the church.

Skating Rink Opens.  Mr. Fred Owens has opened a skating rink at the old skating rink property on Oak St.  The floor has been put in good condition and Mr. Owens has received 100 pairs of new skates.

Declares Society Girls Wear Only Four Garments.  Louisville, Ky. - Louisville society girls go to social functions with "only four garments on, and two of them are stockings," declared the Rev. Dr. Charles W. Welch on Sunday night in the second of his series of sermons on conditions in Louisville, in which he declared that crime, indecency, immorality, vulgarity and vice prevailed.  City, county and State officials whose duty it is to enforce the prohibition laws, go about the clubs of Louisville with whiskey flasks on their hops, he charged.  "There is a hall in Louisville where both white and black men and women dance together," Dr. Welch continued

In 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.

Claude Merriott.  The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Merriott of Eubank and took away one of their circle.  Claude Merriott was born in Casey County near Humphrey in the year 1902.  He was 18 years of age.  Claude will be greatly missed by all who knew him and was loved by everyone.  There has not been a bigger loss in our little town for several years.  There was no better boy than Claude around the home.  The funeral services were conducted by the Maccabees and by Rev. Masters, Rev. G.W. Tilford and Rev. A.K. Gooch, after which he was laid to rest in the Eubank Cemetery.  He leaves to mourn his death a mother, father, sister and brother and many other close relatives and a host of friends.  A Friend.

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.

William 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
waiting and watching his coming with joy and gladness.  His loving companions, those long lost children, the many souls who had found Christ through is counsel, all these to welcome him home.  And greatest of all, the Master's voice gave him the welcome plaudit, "Well done good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."  He held the lamp of truth each day, So low that none could miss the way; And yet so high, to bring in sight, That picture fair, the world's great light, That gazing up, the lamp between, The hand that held it secure was seen.

Dodson.  Mrs. George Dodson, of Waynesburg, Ky., died at the Somerset Sanitarium Sunday after a short illness.  The remains were taken to Monticello where funeral services were held Monday.  Mrs. Dodson was the wife of Rev. George Dodson, pastor of the Baptist Church at Waynesburg.  She was a splendid Christian Church and will be greatly missed by a large number of friends.

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."

For Sale.  10 horse I.H.C. Gasoline Engine, corn mill and crusher.  Tom L. Shadoan.


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