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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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