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Excerpts from the Interior Journal Interior Journal Pulaski Column Edited by Will. C. Curd Somerset, Ky., September 22, 1872
Summary of Town News J.W. McBeath, of the firm of Jones & McBeath, left for Louisville on Friday morning last, for the purpose of purchasing his fall stock of goods. Mr. McBeath is an experienced merchant and you may rest assured that upon his return he will display a splendid and well selected stock of goods. We notice several new hands engaged on the Court House foundation. The work is progressing as rapidly as possible. The committee are doing every thing in their power toward a speedy completion of the building. Meece and Tate has branched, and are now with a portion of their goods occupying the corner store room opposite the Ingram House, formerly occupied by Inman & Owens. Mr. John Tate will continue at the old stand, and "Morriay" and Robert Tate will take charge of the new one. We wish them success. They are very reliable, enterprising business men. The past two weeks has been a very busy and laborious time with the legal profession of town, taking depositions, while it is hoped that a number of our old suits will be submitted for judgment during the present term. Sol Turpen is now engaged butchering cattle for our market, and is supplying our citizens with an extra quality of beef. Uncle Jake is also engaged in the same business, at his old stand, and also furnishes good meat. Died On Monday, the 22nd Inst., at the residence of his father, Wm. Waddle, near Somerset, Benjamin P. Waddle, aged 12 years, of spotted fever. Also, in Somerset, on the evening of the 21st inst., John M. Hooper, aged 3 years, son of Spencer Hooper, of chronic diarrhea. Circuit Court Commenced this morning, Judge F.T. Fox, presiding. Lawyers present, R.M. and W.O. Bradley, and M.H. Owsley, of Lancaster; J.E. Hays, Jamestown; John S. Van Winkle, Danville; Jas. W. Alcorn, C.W. Lester, John Smith and J.C. Watkins, Williamsburg; J. Goodwin, Pineville; and all the legal profession of Somerset. The following cases have been continued until next term. Against Bridgewater, James McPherson and Tarlton Thompson. A very large crowd attending court and transacting business of various kinds. Mules and mule traders numerous, and quite a number of mule colts sold to Josh B. Kendrick, J. Oats, M.P. Sallee and others of Wayne county, at prices ranging from $40 to $70. Sale of County Bonds Proceeds of which are to be expended in the building of our new Court House, reported as follows: W.F. Evans $10,000 at 2 ¼ W.N. Owens 1,500 at 2 ½ S.A. Newell 1,000 at 1 (?) Kezziah Farcis 500 at 3 ¼ Susie E. Gillmore 500 at 3 ¼ John Frasier 500 at 3 Dr. Geo. Perkins 500 at 2 J.H. Girdler 500 at 2 ¼ Making in the aggregate, $15,000 worth sold. A number of good horses and aged mules were also sold here today, at fair prices, to J.R. Ingram, J.C. Paiton and others, for the Southern market. Cholera at Jamestown, Ky. We learn from J.E. Hays, that the cholera made its appearance in Jamestown on last Friday week, and among the citizens attacked are N.D. Stone, Esq., and the Jailer of the county. Several deaths have occurred, all of whom were colored persons. When Mr. Hays left, Mr. Stone was lying in a critical condition.
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