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Excerpts from the Interior Journal

Pulaski Column

Edited by Will. C. Curd

Somerset, Ky., Dec. 15, 1873.

Summary of Town News



The work on our new courthouse is progressing rapidly, and from present 

indications our next Circuit Court can be held there.  The first section of 

the cupola is up and the roof is now ready to receive its metallic covering.



G.H. Ensel has removed his large stock of goods to Kendrick's brick corner.  

His house is large and commodious, and one of the best business houses now in 

our town.  Give him a call if you want good bargains.



One of our young American's tested the explosive qualities of coal oil the 

other evening in Mr. H.H. Gragg's store, by pouring a small quantity of it 

into a heated stove, the results of which was a terrible explosion, a loud 

report, two badly frightened boys, house full of smoke, and a large drum 

above the stove blown into fragments, but strange to say, no one was hurt.



Riley Wilson is now engaged building a residence adjoining his business house 

in our town.



Mr. Ed. Russell, of Danville, has returned and is now engaged in the 

completion of the brick work of our courthouse, and we are indeed glad to see 

such a favorable morning for his business.



Several of our merchants are closing out their goods at cost, while we find 

competition generally in the mercantile ring of our town.



The Sabbath Schools of the M.E. and M.E. Church South, have united on a 

Christmas Tree at the M.E. Church, on the evening of the 24th inst.



The Ethiopian Club are practicing every evening and intend to make their 

concerts during the holidays the most interesting entertainment ever given in 

our town.



Personal.



Mrs. Joe Dibrell and son, and Miss Mollie Duncan, are at present visiting 

their relatives in our town.  The two former are from Texas and the latter a 

beautiful and accomplished young lady from Iowa, and of course we are not 

astonished at seeing several of our young gentlemen putting on so much style 

of late.



Many Thanks



To our worthy Representative, Allen Jones, for late papers and other 

important public documents.  May he meet with many warm friends during his 

sojourn at the Capitol, live high, get fat and return to his home bearing a 

record to which no party or man can take exceptions.



The Ingram House



Was rented today for the term of twelve months to John Haley, at the price of 

$600.  The railroad is certainly coming. 



The Personal Property



Of Jos. Huskison sold at good figures.  The lands of Theo. M. Doolin, 

deceased, sold today at low prices.


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