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HAZEL GREEN, WOE COUNTUCKX, URSDAt, MARCH 1, 1917.
st-2w Joa--tkaadHlOoatIaiiMt 'bTHirO-teill. o
Professor Josiah. H. Combs.
No doubt many of oar subscrib
er wi rpocted to get the articles
writtwiby Mr. S. S. Comb, of
Btekmobd, Ky., are getting Im
;pfttlat oo. account of our failure
ikg far to republish the .articles
eoocdiuf to promise. We do not
with nor are we going to disap
oint jo. We have been corres
wvtiaw who. a young man rela
tive to the history of the Combs
fwaily before republishing Mr. S
S, -Gctebf' article We wanted to
Oft "dope" on tho
W II wr tlatall .jUiomJm-j.
b pltAied. to lear that Mr. Josiah
Coirbf, of Hintimau, Kjt., and
Professor of Romance languages at
Richmond, Va.. will contribute a
series of articles on the origin and
history of the Combs family.
The Herald feels a pardonable
tenie of pride in having published
In its columns a series cf articles
contributed by eo prominent and
gifted a writer as Mr. Combs We
had little hepe of securing his
service when first we wrote him
but l&st week we rocoived a letter
from him stating that he won'.d
take up tho work aud seud us the
articles as fast as possible. It will
necessitate a great amount of work
and as Mr.' Combs is a ver' lm?y
man the contributions will . ot be
as frequent as he might wi&h,
However it ia very generous of
him to undertake the subject at
all and probably would noc w. re
he not a Combs himself. In all
probability were he writing the
history of a family other than the
Combs family, his services would
command a great deal of monpy.
It-is his intention (o begin with
the origin and mennfrg of flhe
name of Combs and give a brief
history of the family inEiiglaud
andtScotland, up to the time when
the Combs firstjjame to tujo colo
nies. He will furnish us aorrect
cut of their armorial boriringe,
coats-of-arms, etc ,dheir connect
ion with the famous Englishmen,
aiwl-so-forth. From his letter his
greatest trouble will be in getting
their history after the Combs came :
to the colonies m tho seventeenth j
century. Should any of the!
Combses into whose hands this;
might fall know anything that!
would help him out on this partic
ular point it would bo a great fav
or to him to forward him the
We feel that this series of ar
ticles will be a rare treat for every
one and especially those of the
Comba blood, and every one of
them should be preserved for the
benefit of posterity.
Mr. Combs is a very gifted
yong man and probably knows
mot of the folk-lore of tho Ken-
Bra' ' ' v . L
BajBaaaaaiMMMjWMMwaaaaaMMaiMMiy '"TiiMfaM'iM-rM':iMM".iT.MMiir i"- - ., . . . frffs!rr''''-' - --c,isa! mwtump jnMujiumiiiiiniMn 1 1
uicuy mountains tnan auy other
living man. Kis home is at Hind
man, Ky. He is graduate of the
State University. He has doqe
considerable research work in
American folk-lore and di?Anf.
lecturing on it in New York City,
Princeton Uuiversity,Cleveland, 0.
and elsewhere; also lectured on
"Kentucky" He is a member of the
Kntuck' ad American Polk-Lore
Societies, American Dialect Society
Authors of League of America;;
Who'a Whn in A morn1 tt :l
Highlanders:" 5 SvfiabnbfT
Kentucky Folk-Songs;1' "Thej
Larguage of Our Southern High
landers;" "The Sooner" (Oklaho
ma Antholr gy,) "Speaking of In
dia" and others.
It is easi'y seen that from Mr.
what Mr. Combs has done and
what ho is doing at present that
ho iBa very busy man. and that he
is making tremendious sacrifices
for the pleasure of his kinsmen.
If anyone has any information of
value it should be forwarded at
once. Inquires should be made
in every way for information on
the Eubject and you should inform
as many of your friends as possible
eo that they can get the first of
Good Woman Passes.
The many readere of The Her
ald will no doubt be paiued to
hear of ihe death of Mrs. A. P.
Dye which occurred at the home
of her daughter, Mrs, G-. C. Mann,
at Dsn, Ivy., on Fob. 18. Mrs. Dye
was well known ia Hazel Green
whore she Jived many years ago,
and educated her daughters at the
Academy. She waB a christian
lady, loved and respected by all
who knew her. She leaves a hus
band, A. P. Dye. of .Ashland, Ky.,
two daughters. Mrs. Mattie Wil
son, of Sword's creek, Va , Mrs.
G. Cleveland Mann, of Dan, Ky.,
one sister, Mrs. Temperance Lewis,
of Catlettsburg, Ky., two brothers,
Lewis Hylton, of Mt. Sterling, Ky.,
aud I. W. Hylton, of Marvin, Va.,
to whom we extend sympathy as
we walk among the living, scarely
knov iug where we tread. Wo may
laugh with thoso about U3, but
our hearts are with the dead.
Barber (cntertaininghis customer as
uual) Your hair is getting very gray,
Customer I'm not surprised. Hurry
up. Toledo Blade.
A HARD WORKER.
"Your husband was telling us yester
day that he works like a dbg," said Mrs.
Lane to a neighbor.
"Y-cs, it's much the same," agreed the
other. "He comes in with muddy feet,
makes himself comfortable by the fire
and waits to be fed."
nur Prize Winners
ansa r.xiE CARE
Tiiankg to the Editor. .
Many thanks to tho editor of the Hazel
the present tb.t !jq sent me I'll hold
..dear in the world, t
A five-dollar ijold piecej all radiant and
1 will L-nnn .
- ..vi juuir as me Hen rirPH
When 1 entered
the contest I meant to
And work for The Herald in the verv best
By soliciting subscriptions and these to
To the editor who is our very best Jriend.
But, ahl dear readers, when irorkinir my
Sickness o'ertook ma nni
the rpst; .
I had to quit, 'twastaot mv own noonl
Oh, howl hated to do this, but 'twas the
work of the Lord.
WhealOiecontest was all over and the bat.
STr. Hollon d?d not forget mo or the work
that I had done,
And I wish to thank him aeaiu nnd n?n
And will help, him and The Herald through
auusaine or rain.
Since I havje anuounced myself "a candidate forRepub
lican nomination for Assessor of Wolfe county to bwted for
fthe neX fclA ligbfrf- nrlmst a.r&: .T
I might sayat the outset that I am not a polTcian. I
havo never asked for public office, I am actuated by a dusire
to servo ta pDople of Wolfe couuty well and trulyas their
next Apsessor aud to enjoy the emoluments of the office. It is
foolish for any mau to say that ho wishes to fill an Jpffice for
the benefit ot the people altogether. Any man that says bj
should be looked upon with suspicion. But I do say that I hope
to fill the office in such a way, should I be elected, that it will
be beneficial both to my self and the people of Wojjji county.
I promise that if oldcted I will faithfully and with aljthe abili
ty I have perform tho duties of tho office of Assessor! I will
try to give a fair and impartial assessment to ovary man in tip
count'. I will be. prompt with my work and not wait to be
driven to my tasks. V
I presume that mo3t of the people of the countyBjhow who
I am, and thoge who know me best can judge whethe'wpr not I
mean what I say. Ask any man who knows my fiVQPay H.
Find out whoj am. If you dj not then think mgSfforthy of
your coiifiderce and support you are privilodged tojvote for
some other candidate.
Many of you arp acquainted with my past life. ;wa9 left
an orphan at eleven years of age. From that tirae'llhave been
without a father to advise me. I have tried to be ajfman. I
have tried to abstain from that which was evil and tiding to
that which is good. F. r tho last six yeara I have preached tho
gospel and tried to get every man to do good inBtendJffeevil and
to love his neighbor as himself, I have triad to bniijlf up our
county aud not to tear down. I have preached without' tn on- y
and withoutprico. I preached because I thought I 'aa doing
good an 1 that God wanted me to do it. ; ; 1
It ib not my intention nor am I asking you to yoteffor me
because lam a preacher. I preach without price. But' should
you inquire from those who know me best aud sliouldjl come
nearest your idea of a good Assessor, I r.sfc your supporlwhRth"
or Democrat or Republican aud
ed, I promise to give-ynTrtne uest
to give you no cause tor regretting your support of me.
Yours very truly,
"I often think," observed Chauncey
M. Depew, at the club one "day, "of the
ever-ready answer which our dear de
parted friend Mark Twainf always had
at his tongue's end.
"At one time, Twain and myself were
walking over the golf course watching a
friend's strokes. The friend was con
siderable of a duffer. Teeing off, he
sent clouds of earth flying in all direc
tions. This confused him 10 a consider
able extent, and, turning toward us, he
endeavored to draw our attention by
"'Well, gentlemen, what do you think
of our links here?'
" 'Well,' replied Mark Twain, quickly,
as he wiped the dirt from his lips with
his handkerchief, T should say they
were the best I ever tasted."
"This thing of being so much in love
that you can't cat," observed the man
who knows, "is not infrequently caused
by the high price of flowers and theater
We have an editor wkiii'ft?r best
That Old Keataeky vftm&hm drcscd,
We are proa 1 of him , r, lair.
For ho raised This BfcMM' tk depths
When Speawr Cooperj
Had to give ap The UflSJM'j-we were sad
But James I. Hollon, '3WSHf5 of Ha-
Took up the work an J TKBd is seen.
He is giving hi3 whole KflW-tk work of
In -getting it diirtribate'wsia throughout
The coutebf is one. by t
Of swelling his Subscript!!
??ist to a beau-
Many thanks to each andjwlfcy friend,
For subscription new aimxtend,
Arid all I can say whea;tSlMiine rans oat
To rensr'.jit a once aadJ(erald praises
1 am not a Poetess Rs yiMSff -Pinly see.
A-acl w,,ejl Uncle Sam 'ttjggljfoial hope he
won't s-iy 'tee heMf
.but in writing ny taaKit seemed to
So I will say "Good-bjjtntil another
Honi WltLmMbtown, Ky,
..aria k.fv. a , . fa . tmiyt i'.TVoct v. If
- , ymr-p ' i
should I succeed in being elect
sevice within me aria to try
ttr . T-r
aee mac man over merer lie is a
bombastic mutt, a windjammer, nonen
tity, a false alarm, and aiy encumbrance
of the eah." J
"Would you mind writing all that
down fox me?" M
"Why in the world M
'"He's my husband andK should like
to use it on him some time." Brooklyn
The recently convertedtorethren was
inspired and wished to talgat the mect-
"I's been a sinnahl A heen-yus, low
down, contaminated sinnajyfph lo dese
many -eahs, and never knowed it!' he
repentantly blurted forth:
"Don' let dat molestefyoa', B rudder
Halcome," spoke up alipathetically
inclined deacon, "D rcsjlpb us kowcd
it all dc time.
ITEMS of INTEREST
Reproduced From the Files
of The Herald Thirty
One Years Ago.
OCT. 28 NOV. 4, 1885.
Local News. Died, on Wednesday,
October 22, Ida, jHnall daughter of Holly
Wilson, of Grassy Creek; age, 16
- Born Oil Sunday the 18th inst., to
the wife of Killis X, Puckett, a girl, a
ten-iioundcr. Killis is smiling again.
The news fcU just reached us that
MisYKitsy, daughter of.Jicjsaac Mur
phy, of Grassy, is very lowj with fever.
Enith, little two-ycar-bldidaughter of
Wm. Lusk, is quite ill. . v
Mrs. W. F. Horton, of Camargo, ha
been on a visit the past week to her
father, Jordan Wills, of this place.
Born To the wife of Harmar: Swan-
go, cn Saturday, October 31st, a boy,
Thomas Ward, an old and highly re
spected citizen of Blackwater, in Mor
gan, died at the residence of his son,
D. B. Ward, on Grassy, on Sunday,
October 25th, of bronchitis, age 76 years.
West Liberty.- Died On Sunday
night, October 25th, at his residence near
this place, James B. Fugttt, in the 63rd
year of his age. He -was an honorable
member of the Masonic Fraternity and
for a number of years had been justice
of the peace. His remains will -be en
terred at the family burying1 ground this
Died On Monday,. October :9th, at
the residence of her father, James Elam,
of Straight Creek, Miss Mordecia
Elam, in the 27th year of her age. She
was a devout Christian and we doubt
not, is at rest.
Maytown. James C. Swango has Just
completed a large and roomy barn,
which adds largely to the appearance
of things. J. T. Sexton was the con
tractor and builder. Whatever Tom
does he does well. By the way, Tom is
a single man, and from present indica
tions is tired of that kind of lite. Let
some of the old widows take notice.
Mrs. E. B. May is convalescing after"
a severe illness.
R. A. (Jliilders is. talking of putting
eed rsomcv of7 it' to
heads of some of our hot-headed candi
dates. Poof fellows, we pity them!
W. C. Daniel Has gone to Mt. Sterling
to run the engine of A. J. Rawlins' brick
vard. We think Mr. Rawlins was verv
fortunate in getting Walter, as he Is
first-class engineer. -
The streets 01 our little town was
swarming with rural roosters who had
imbibed too freely of the "native vint
age," and but for the presence of our
efficient Deputy Sheriff, John M. Perry,
head-peeling and eye-pulling would have
been indulged in to a considerable ex
tent. It is a shame, a burning shame,
to sec mere boys reeling through the
streets drunk as Bachus. (Licking Val-
Icv Scorcher.) ;
We arc pained to learn of the death
of H. W. Gardner, of congestion of the
hmin. at Irvine, last Sundav nicht. He
was a rising young attorney-at-law. -well
known to the mountain people among
whom nractice was crowing quite ex
tensive. (Beattyyille Enterprise.)
The Widow Wilder, of Walker's
C.rrpk. has a cow with two tails. With
out intending to stir up any of our real
1 big liars, we desire to ask how's this for
a tale. (Beattyvllle Enterprise).
Things all I00W favorable for getting
the Capitol at Lctdngton. Frankfort is
having waterworks, and if those people
down there should get to fooling with
water and contratt a habit of drinking
it, the next Legi
Lexington in a
Mature would move to
body before they got
half through the
Wanfd. Fifty thousand Swiss rod
German families to come to. Wolfe and
ner neighboring counties and plant vine
yards. Good citizens' of all other na
tionalities arcraltfHinvitcll. Those who
understand grapi culture will find our
cheap, though-rough, lands a prphtable
investment and were the coal measure
set in grapes, this country would pre
sent the same thrifty appearance as the
vine-clad hills of Germany and France.
ACCIDENT TO AN ATTORNEY.
Tuesday evening, Mr. R. A. Hurst, a
prominent young lawyer of Jackson,
Breathitt County, Ky., fell to the pave
ment while passing the new Grand Thea
ter, and sustained a f) icture of the left
leg, just above the knee. He was at
once removed to private apartments at
the Central Hospital. Mr. Hurst is here
attending the United States Court. He
is a sufferer from rheumatism, and his
fall was due to the effects of the disease.
His brother was telegraphed for and will
arrive here today, when the patient will
be taken to his home. The accident is
a great set-back to the victim, who has
just entered upon a successful practice
of his profession. 1
On Tuesday last
land Stone, in a
I about sun-down, Ro
jdranken frenzy, -shot
and killed Mark Miller. John Igo in
terfered when St9nc- turned tp.vfir&troj
him, but was stabbed ia the breast by
Igo and his pistol taken ar.y. Miller
was shot in the right cfcefc, the ball
ranking" upward and out through the .op
of his head. His body wat iaterrct on
Friday night. St'dne's examining trial
took place on Saturday, bef6rc Justices
Stacy and Combs, and was bound over
to Circuit Court, Joe Chambers being
his bondsman. The bar-room -was fired
at midnight, and when Mrs. Rose at-i
tempted to extinguish the flames she
was urea upon. A man present put out
the fire. Rose's bar, where the difficulty
occurred, is on Slate inMenifce County.
Miss Maggie Cilif i& is getting up
a winter schdjjjr - gjce. We are
proud that we havcsuox an instructor
as she is.
James H. McGuire has just completed
one of the best fruit houses we ever saw.
Jackson, Ky. Book agents, are not
scared in this part of the country. J. F.
Blont, of Beattyville, has been in our
town the past week selling the "Life of
Grant," "Blaine's Twenty Vea'rs in Com-
ress," and "The Home Physician."'
E. J. Roark brought us a fine supply
of watermelons and cider on Monday
We would be glad to have Elihu come
every day as long as melons and cider
Circuit Court is in session this, week
with Daniel Little jn trial" for themur
der of his brother-in-law, Rev. Gabbard,
Judge Mahan is acting as Common
wealth's Attorney in the place of Cabe
Brooks, absent without leave.
Our town is well supplied with chest
nuts, as they are plentiful; they are, of
George R. Woody, of Beattyville, has
opened up a barber ship in this place.
Stephen M. Tutt. of Camptoni has
bought all the walnut on Wm. Hurst's
land, oa Frozen. Mr. Tutt is now haul
ing the logs and will have the best lot
of logs in this country when he gets
Henry A. Baylcss, of Rose Hill, Va., J
is here. Mr. Bayless has been employed
in Day Brother's store as salesman.
DiedOn October 24, Wm. Rose, son
of James Rose, on' Trace Fork of Still
water, after a proctracted illness. He
leaves a -wife and three children, to
gether with a host ot friends, to mourn
his loss. He had been a member ol
tne uaotist unurcn. ior asnon, xirae.
convalescing rapiaiy anu urc uiuugut iu
be out of danger.
Born To the wife of D. B. Rose, on
October 24th, a girl ; to the wife of W.
B. Rose, a. boy.
W. H. Chambers has found his hogs
that were advertised in last issue.
Miles Lindon acidently cut his hand
very badly on a knife in the hands ot
David J. Vest.
Married. October 23rd, Rufus Hale
of this place, to Miss Janie Beffitt, neai
Jeffcrsonville. Also, October 29, near
Cornwell, Frank Crouch to Miss Mary
Uur school, under r.roi. miner, 15
succeedife to the entire satisfaction of
aii the patrons. There are 90 enrolled
pupils, with a daily attendance of above
Robert Rose, at whose whiskey shor
Miller was killed, has been notified to
leave die country, and we understand he
A. L. Hackney has purchased J. C
Day's stock of goods and will continue
the business at his old stand.
J. F. Osborne has entered into a part-
nership with J. E. Greer, in the mercan-?,
tile business here.
Rev. Marion Stamper, of Hawkins'.
Branch, this county, representing thr
Reform Church, has been holding a pra
tracted meeting at Laurel Spring. Mar
ion has been doing a good work. Nine
persons, have united with the church
May the good work go on.
J. H. Lovelace went to Montgomery
last week and bought 20rnne Southern
ewes, at $2.50 per head; :Uncle Harve
was well pleased with-Juutrade. - -
Born To the wife ol Henry Sallcc
big boy. Henry is happy, and has
plenty of brandy to drink.
The mast is not so good as-at first
An Irishman waa suddenly
struck by a golf ball. 1
"Are you hurt?"asked the player;
"Why didu't you get out o.t'he
"An' why should I cat ont cf thf
way?" asked Pat. ,lI didn't know
there was auy assaspius ionid
"But I called 'fore," said the
player, "and, when I say 'fork,'
that is a sign for you to get out of
"Oh,H is.is it?" said Pat "Weil,
thiu' whin I say 'foive' it is a sign
that you are going to get hit" on
the uoso, 'foiyev ,T Hew York
IirMldlftTB tbfa Mm Mtt !
And dwell ea Mtrft rgrlT
Oh, would I iwi tltt hmm k thjqgi
That uml a siT mm pais,
Or would I ae. th4 all 1ms rtTgiJ,
That sib ? MMi twijr,
Asti brighter et!5 fcr Wm Mit v
While I wm.'m. Hm ky.
Or would I &Bd tW mm M Mfe :
Tha t mi rkei th jtkr M watt.
To fed and know tfcjU kttrm bat Hi
A Imghter Mgat tfcn Jv
O.'&thaaMiia, t ,
Vnt-anaM asm 1 Li. .L t . .nf-T
JLad wouM I aaJ tk mil
Xkst lil to Easy street,
Where trailers hold their wntiag
With their religioa sweet?
The gilded ptaee all agfer,
The gamblers at their pky, ,
And hear, the shot, the groa, tke JaU,
Of some fleeced oal today.
The music of the "red light tke,"
The wretched homes, the 8 1 rife,
The children crying out for brMd
The moans of a dmakard's wie. .
These pictures show that vice has xa c
O'er virtue's peerless ways,
And blighted oat the brightset.jKari,
Which heaven delights to !:.
Or would I find on Falfeath days
Th attendance very slim "
At temples of worship thraeat the eliaM.
In singing the opeHia? hr.tta.
O, God! nnd would I find that ikes
Baat met a downward flisg,
And mouey has proclaimed itself
The universal king.
Perhaps 'tis best, 'tis beet to reauia,
The chances are too great,
To dwell on earth agaia where sia
Is lully enthroned in state.
While here is pece, eternal jce,
I think I'd better stay,
Where no disturbance oa the earth
Cas take that peace away.
ummwtm ' 'm I
tativein the 91st LciialHtive Bwtrict.
subject to the primary, August 1917.
Wo ae authorized to announce ED
GAR T. KASHt 03 a candidate for-
County Judge on the Democratic ticket.
subject to the primary August 1917.
COUNTY COURT CLERK. "
We arc autnorized to announce W. Si
TUTT as a candidate for Countv. Court?
Clerk, subject to the will of the demo
cratic votcrsat the Aug. primary.
" COUNTY ATTORNEY
-We are authorized to aunounce, W; Bv
DUFF, of Campton, as a candidate for "
County Attorney of Wolfe County. sub-rJ
ject to the Democratic primary August
We are authorized to announce BEE
BERN ALLEN as a candidate for Coun
ty Attorney of Wolfe County subject to
the Democratic Primary, August 4, 1917
We are authorized to announce J. M: s
TESTER as a candidote for County At- '
torney of Wolfe County subject to (be
Democratic Primary, August 4, 1917
We are authorized to announce "E. F
WI11SMAN as a candidate for Asers?oft
subject to the Dcinocratie primary Aug
ust 1917. v -:
We are authorizedto announce El- J j
CREECH ns a cancUatc for Asgq sojr.W
subject to tho action oflthe Deajb'sralSc?
primary, Aug. 4, 4917 '
We arc authorized to announce Rev.
JAMES N1CKELL as a candiil teller. '
Assessor of Wolfe County subject tofthV
will of the voltes at the Republican 'Pri
mary, August 4, 191"
Wrcsrc authorized to announce SHI- "
LO SWANGO as a candidate for
Sheriff of Wolfe County subject to the
Demccrutic Primary, August 4, 1917
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION:
Little. Willie was left alone with sis
"Mr. Chumpley," he presently said,,
''what is a popinjay?"-
Sister's beau wrinkled: his f a-chcd.
"Wh-why a popinjay is a Y-vai fcirdJ
"Are you a bird, Mr. Chwsfiey?"
"That's funny. -Ma skid ye wafa-,
popinjayr and pa said there wr iit,
doub about jou bein a jay;.M.Vim
said there was small hofizqli-ji&fgi
pin' and now you jfpMf
'at ail TlBfe M " (- S,.m
ndaim for Retire- f ' W s k :