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