Death of, Hr, John D, Hoiueri. Mr. John D. Somers died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Somers, near Hunting Creek, in Wilkes county, Friday afternoon, aged 42 years. Mr. Somers had been in Wilkes for the past ten days ou a visit. He was taken sick while there and his wife and children were sent for and were with him when he died. He was a native native of that county but had lived in Statesville for 20 years or more and bad, been engaged in the whiskey business almost constantly during his residence here. Mr. Somers married Miss Minnie, a daughter of Mr. W. L. Westmoreland, Westmoreland, who with two children, a son and daughter, survive him. He was a brother of Messrs J. C., W. V., A. L. and Reuben Somers, of Statesville. Statesville. The remains were interred at Un ion church, Wilkes county, Saturday.