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Excerpts from the Interior Journal Interior Journal Pulaski Column Edited By Will. C. Curd Somerset, Ky., Dec. 27, 1873
Summary of Town News Our citizens are now hopeful of a better time coming and quite jubilant over the location of the Cincinnati Southern railroad through our county. Somerset of course will be one of the main points and depots of this great thoroughfare and is destined ere long to be one of the largest and most business towns in Southeastern Kentucky. Our land owners are now looking up their titles with a view to the early development of the vast mineral resources of our county. R.S. Barron has improved his residence opposite the M.E. Church South recently by removing old buildings adjacent thereto, making additions and repairs which has indeed added very much to the appearance of that portion of the town, and may he ere long be rewarded for his labors by receiving the hand and heart of some worth lady who will add more graces to his cottage home and make his future one of contentment and happiness. The new improvements on Col. T.Z. Morrow's residence makes it one of the neatest and most comfortable dwellings in our town. J.M. Wilson's new building opposite the new Courthouse is completed and is now occupied by W.H. Pettus as a law office and the upper story by the owner as a shoe shop. The Ingram House is now undergoing repairs, and the metallic covering has been placed upon the roof of our new Courthouse, while the carpenters are busy at work on the inside. John Inman purchased, a few weeks since, the A. Deboard property situated in our town. The M.E. Church South has also been repaired and made more comfortable for the winter. Highway Robbery On Saturday night the 13th inst., while James L. Colyer was returning to his home in the upper part of our county, from Mount Vernon, was attacked by four men in disguise coming from the bushes on the side of the public road with drawn weapons, who stopped his horse and first demanded his arms, Colyer, although a brave man, seeing that he was overpowered gave up his pistol which was returned to him after the robbers had drawn the loads; they then demanded his money which hthey got, amounting to the sum of $100, and also his watch, which they examined and threw against a tree, it being of small value. Mr. Colyer has been for some time past a deputy Sheriff of our county, is a clever gentleman and makes a clever and vigilant officer. Religion Within the past six months protracted meetings have been held at most of the churches in our county, resulting in the conversion of over 600 persons who have been added to the different denominations. our ministers are nobly doing their duty while their divine teachings are being happily demonstrated in our midst. The meeting conducted at Fishing Creek Church, in our county, by Revs. Thos. Coleman and W.W. Harris, closed on ___ inst., with twenty-five additions to said church. The meeting held in Somerset at the M.E. Church, by Revs. J.B. Bradley and Slavens, the latter from Madison county, closed on the 18th inst., with six accessions. Rev. J.N. Current preached several days at Soul's Chapel during this and last week. Personal We had the pleasure of meeting in our office yesterday, our old friend and comrade in arms, J.K. Sewell, at present the popular foreman in the Interior Office, and regret that duty calls him back home so soon. Fires The residence of H. Dugan situated in our town, was discovered to be on fire about 11 o'clock A.M. inst. Sabbath, but by the timely interference of our citizens the flames were soon checked with but slight damage tot he building. But we are sorry to learn that Miss Mollie Dugan had her hands severely burned by throwing some bed clothing from the window which were on fire. Soul's Chapel, four miles East of Somerset, was also discovered to be on fire Monday last. The flames were just breaking through the roof and getting under good headway when a gentleman passing by saved the church by tearing a few shingles from the roof. The fire caught from a defective flue and pipe. School Examination Prof. S.T. Woolsey's school closed at Science Hill, two miles South of Somerset, on Saturday last, with an examination of his different classes. And we learn from one of our college professors that the pupils acquitted themselves with great honor, evincing great progress in their studies. Mr. W. is a scholarly gentleman, and a young man who deserves much credit and praise of his noble efforts in trying to sustain and protect the morals of our land. He is a model teacher for our rising generation and may success attend him wherever his lot may be cast. Married At the residence of the bride's father, two miles east of Somerset, by the Rev. J.N. Current, on the 21st inst., Mr. William Chrisman of Wayne County to Miss Paulina J. Colyer. Also at the Ingram House, Somerset, Ky., the residence of the bride's father, on the evening of the 23d inst., by the same minister, Mr. F.H. Moss of Madison county to Miss Maggie M. Shepperd. We congratulate Messrs. Chrisman and Moss upon their success in obtaining the hands of two of Pulaski's fairest daughters, and may they ever prove to them kind and devoted husbands, and worthy of true and loving hearts who have said, "We will leave father, mother, and home, to share the viciacitudes of life with thee.: We wish them a happy and prosperous future.
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