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March 4, 1921.

Harding Takes Office.  President-elect Harding will take the oath of office as President of the United States today at noon.  President Wilson will ride to the Capital with the incoming President.  Following the ceremonies he will go to his new home in Washington.  Four troops of cavalry will escort the President and the President-elect to the capital and will then escort Mr. Harding to the White House.  Mr. Harding will take the oath of office on the east steps of the Capital.

Converse Leaves.  Mark Converse leaves this week for Chattanooga to report for duty with the Chattanooga ball club, where he will be given a try out in the Southern League.  We know he will make good and expect to hear from him before long in the big league.

Passes Through.  President-elect Warren G. Harding passed through Somerset Tuesday afternoon en route to his home at Marion, Ohio, from Florida.  He spent about five minutes here while his train changed engines.  There was no reception for him at the depot and few people knew that the distinguished citizen was on the train.

Appointed Deputy.  Mr. Hardin Sweeney, of Science Hill, has been appointed a Deputy Sheriff by Sheriff J.M. Weddle.

Is Acquitted.  Scott Hansford and Son Come Clear For The Killing Of The McKinney's.  The entire time of Circuit Court since the opening last Monday has been taken up with the trial of Scott Hansford and son, John, for killing Geo. McKinney and his two sons.  The killing occurred over a year ago.  This was the second trial, the first resulting in a hung jury.  Tuesday was consumed with speeches, three being made on each side.  The jury was given the case Wednesday morning and after deliberating about an hour, they returned a verdict of "not guilty."  The jury was composed of the following men: Geo. Merrett, Geo. Carter, R. Deprato, D.C. Johnson, Sam Colyer, Fred Powell, G.A. Sloan, Fount Stigall, Cicero Davis, J.P. Cox, F. Garrett and Lee Hollars.  Wednesday the case of Stella Cato for killing another colored girl
at Tateville last fall was called.  The grand jury is in session and is a busy body.  They work early and late and have had several hundred of our citizens before them.  It is expected that they will return quite a number of indictments.  They are paying special attention to violations of the temperance laws and gambling.

Stella Cato Freed.  Stella Cato, of color, who killed another colored woman at Tateville last year, was acquitted by a jury in Circuit Court here yesterday.  It will be remembered that she stabbed a young woman to death over domestic troubles, claiming that she was too intimate with her husband.  Evidence in the case was competed on Wednesday and arguments were presented by attorneys on Wednesday night, the jury reaching a verdict after a short deliberation yesterday morning.  This is the second murder case tried this court and the second acquittal.

Shooting In Western Part of County Results In One Death and Three Wounded.  A general shooting affray in the western part of the county near Burnette last Saturday resulted in the death of one and the wounding of three.  It is said that an old grudge of years standing was the cause.  It is alleged that Bird Woods shot James Pierce, killing him instantly and that Hugh Pierce, a brother, was also shot by Woods as he was attempting to raise his dead brother up.  At this time, Grover Pierce, another brother, rushed in and shot Woods, it is said, and he was also wounded by a shot from Woods.  None of the wounded are in a serious condition.  The whole affair is very unfortunate.  The parties involved are all farmers in the west end.

Catches Forger.  Ed Waddle, Assistant Cashier of First National Bank, caught another youngster trying to forge a check for $40.00 the other day.  He took
him over to the Judge and then went before the grand jury and indicted him.  He will pay by serving a term in the pen.  The boy's name is Clay Harmon.

Receives Certificate.  Lexington, Ky. - Samuel F. Meece, of Pulaski County, has received a certificate of merit from the State College of Agriculture for having satisfactorily completed both terms of the agricultural short course which started Nov. 1, 1920, and lasted for 15 weeks.  Graduation exercises were held Feb. 25,, at which time Dean Thomas P. Cooper of the College and President F.L. McVey of the Univ. of Kentucky, spoke to those receiving certificates.  Eight other students from different parts of the State were awarded certificates at the same exercises.


Templars Elect.  At the regular election Tuesday evening, Somerset Commandery No. 31, Knights Templar, elected the following officers for the ensuring
year: E.M. Pettus, Eminent Commander; C.V. Thurman, Generalisimo; Chester Kaiser, Captain General; George P. Sallee, Prelate; F.M. Ellis, Recorder; J.M. Richardson, Treasurer; V.D. Roberts, Senior Warden; Harry Jeffrey, Junior Warden; Thos. Prather, Standard Bearer; E.P. Buchanan, Sword Bearer; B.L. Waddle, Warden, and O.W. Swaim, Sentinel.  Mr. J.G. Dikeman is the retiring Commander and he was presented with a beautiful jewel, the gift of the lodge.

To The Voters of Pulaski County.  I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for County Court Clerk of Pulaski County.  For the first time in the history of the county a woman may hold a constitutional office.  During the eighteen years that I worked as Deputy Clerk in the office, most of the time for Mr. Langdon, the thought often came to me that I would like to be the Clerk and demonstrate to the people of my county that a woman could be just as efficient in the office as a man, but as the law then would not permit a woman to hold this office, I put the thought from me and continued to serve my county faithfully, honestly and conscientiously.  You know that I am familiar with the duties of the office, this period of training has made me so, and I am sure I know the office in every detail.  If a man had served eighteen years in an office as deputy his friends and associates would say that he was entitled to recognition for faithful work and performance of duty and should be promoted.  On the strength of this, I am asking your support and influence in my behalf, and urge you to show by your vote that you mean to accord to a woman the same fair treatment that you would a man.  I am now holding a position at Frankfort under the new administration, and through the courtesy of my old childhood playmates and school friends, Governor and Mrs. Morrow.  However, there is no place like home and I am coming back to serve my people and be among my friends and loved ones.  So far as I know, I am the only woman in the county who has announced for public office, and likely will be the only one.  Won't the men voters be courteous enough to let one woman
hold office?  Will not the women voters see that a member of their sex has received political recognition?  I was never trained to teach school, I only wish I had been; in my mind it is the noblest of all callings next to the ministry.  I am wholly dependent on myself and have only been trained to work with a pen and perform the duties incumbent on a Clerk.  I noticed an article in The Commonwealth of date Feb. 24 signed by Mary Hail, in which she in effect says that she is an orphan girl, is employed by Mr. Langdon, the present County Clerk, and that her position depends on the re-election of Mr. Langdon, in which event she will be retained in the office and be thereby better enabled to support herself and contribute to the education of her orphan sister.  God only knows how the word orphan and orphan sister appeals to me, and while I know Miss Hail has only been in the office for a short time and it is a little early to determine fully whether or not she will be competent or suitable for the work in hand, however, I met Miss Hail on my last visit home and feel sure that she will become proficient and I want to say that if I am elected her position will not be jeopardized and I would be glad to retain her in the office, give her the benefit of my experience and instruct her in order that she may become proficient in the work and probably in the future the people will recognize her worth and elect her clerk as my successor.  I am not unmindful of the kindnesses and courtesies of Mr. Langdon, however, I worked hard and faithfully for him for nearly twelve years, and now feel that I should be recognized.  Four years ago I was solicited by a great many to make the race for clerk, but at that time under the law, I was not eligible.  At that time, Mr. Langdon assured me I would have no opposition from him.  I am now eligible and I see no reason why I should not make the race at this time.  I will be at home soon to make an active canvass until the August primary and I hope to see as many as possible and present my claims in person.  Most sincerely yours, Stella May. - Advertisement.

Father Kills Own Son, Mistaking The Lad For A Burglar, Fires Fatal Shot.  Sloans Valley, Ky. - W.L. Bell shot and killed his eight year old son at 11 o'clock Tuesday night.  Mr. and Mrs. Bell were awakened by a noise near their door.  Thinking the house was being entered by burglars, Mr. Bell fired when the door was softly opened by the boy who had left the house a few moments before without awakening his parents.  He had gone to get a fresh drink of water from the well in the yard.  The bullet went through the boy's body, penetrating the heart.  Death was instantaneous.  Mr. Bell is a brother of the well known Mr. Bell who is the road supervisor for the Q&C Railway.  These good people are well known both in and without railroad circles, and have made many friends who will share the measureless shadow now crossing their life.  The body of the boy was removed Thursday to Greenwood, Ga., for burial.


Hutson.  Mrs. Carrie T. Hutson, wife of W.C. Hutson, store keeper at Ferguson shops, died very suddenly Sunday morning.  She had an attack of acute indigestion on Saturday but awoke Sunday morning feeling better.  She gave her order for breakfast but before it was brought to her the end came.  Mrs. Hutson was 46 years of age and during her residence in Somerset had made many warm friends.  She was an excellent Christian woman.  The body was taken to Cincinnati for burial.

Card of Thanks.  We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for the courtesies shown us during the illness and death of our father, I.W. Halcomb, and especially do we thank Brother Taylor and Brother Fulton for their consoling words and the way in which they conducted the funeral.  May God's blessings be upon each and all concerned.  The Bereaved Children, R.H. Halcomb, and Mrs. C.E. Gregston.

Hughitt.  Mary C. Hughitt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hughitt, 11 years of age, died at the home of her parents on February 27th.

Accidentally Shot.  Archie Smith, 14, was accidentally shot by his brother, Arthur, 16, while rabbit hunting during the deep snow of last week.  The two brothers, together with an uncle, found a rabbit.  The younger brother suggested catching it with his hands, leaped forward just as the elder brother fired, the contents of the gun entering the top of Archie's head.  Unaware of what had happened, two more shots were fired by the uncle, when Archie spoke, asking them not to shoot again, as his brother had killed him already.  Now, realizing what he had done, the terror stricken brother rushed forward weeping, and taking the dying brother in his arms asked if there was any message he wished to leave his parents.  Archie replied only a few words, and in less than a half hour, his spirit had taken its flight to its eternal abode.  The dead boy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Smith of Waynesburg, and a relative of Mrs. John Walker of this place.  The grief stricken parents have the deepest sympathy of their many friends and relatives.  Contributed.

Hall.  Lawrence Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Hall, died Sunday morning at the Somerset Sanitarium after a short illness.  He was 24 years of age.  Funeral services were held at the Christian Church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Montgomery.  Interment followed in the City Cemetery.  The Knights of Pythias Lodge had charge of the funeral at the grave.  The pall bearers were boys who served in the army with him and members of the American Legion.  Mr. Hall saw four years service in the army.  He was a member of Co. G., 149th Infantry, and went to the border with that outfit during the Mexican trouble.  He later enlisted for the world war and was sent overseas where he saw active service.  He was discharged about a year ago.  He was a splendid soldier and made a good record in the army.  Last December he married Miss Macie Randall, daughter of the late Jessie P. Randall.  He had been employed at the Southern Railway shops.  The church was filled with friends and relatives and members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge, who attended in a body.  There were many beautiful floral designs, among which were wreaths from the K. of P. Lodge and Pulaski County Post American Legion.

Sleeping Sickness. The Monticello Outlook says:  M.G. Back, who has been in Louisville for the past two weeks under treatment was brought home last Saturday.  He is suffering from "sleeping sickness" and the physicians there claimed they were unable to do anything for him.  He is slightly improved since his return.

Sleeping Sickness.  Mr. Everett Adams, of Pulaski, Ky., a brother of Napier Adams of this city, was taken to the St. Joseph Infirmary, Louisville, last Tuesday suffering from that disease that has baffled all medical science - sleeping sickness.   Mr. Adams retired last Saturday night feeling as well as he ever did.  When he failed to wake up at his usual time Sunday morning, members of the family went to his room and called him, but he did not answer.  All efforts to arouse him failed.  Later in the day, he was conscious for about thirty minutes and then dropped off to sleep again.  He has slept almost continually since Saturday night.  This is the first case that has been reported in the county.  There is nothing that can be done for those afflicted with the disease, it is said.

Notice.  I have moved the balance of my stock to my store run by George Buchanan in the Newtonian Hotel, formerly Pete Hamilton's stand, where my sale will be continued for a few days only. T.V. Ferrell.

For Mayor.  Friends of Mr. O.G. Peterson have started a boom for him for Mayor of Somerset.  Mr. Peterson is a young man of splendid business qualifications and would give to the city a good business administration.  He is an engineer and could in many ways save the city money and be helpful with
suggestions of needed improvements.

Stealing Milk.  There has been quite a good deal of stealing of milk bottles going on in the city lately and the police are on the watch for the guilty.  It is said that a number of young boys follow the milk wagon and as soon as the driver deposits a bottle of milk the boys take it.

New Ford.  Mr. Virgil Bobbitt purchased a new Ford car from Agent Crawford this week for his taxi service.

In Atlantic City.  Superintendent of Schools R.E. Hill is attending a meeting of all the Superintendents of Schools which is being held in Atlantic City.  The meeting has been going on for ten days.  Mr. Hill is expected home this week.

Find Still.  Officers J.M. Weddle, Chas. Winfrey, John Bash and Silas West captured a still on Fishing Creek Monday night.  It was located in a dug out in the bank of the creek.  The officers found three barrels containing 150 gallons of beer.  Chester Yanders was arrested and he gave bond Tuesday.

Buys Property.  Mr. Charles W. Kratzer of The Journal office, purchased the home of Mr. R.M. Feese, on May St., this week.

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