The Jefferson ian
DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO THE IXTEEESTS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
Jefferson town, Jefferson County, Ky., Thursday June 13, 1912
Vol. 5. No. 51
aigned by a large number of residents
Of the town, to the Louisville Railway Company.
The petition asks
for an earlier car, better service at
the waiting room, and other things
in connection with the service on
More Names Needed For the Jeffersontown internrban line.
This was bv lar one of the most
interesting meetings ever held
Clark, of Indianapolis,
is visiting his parents here.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Davis were
in thr citv last week.
Mr. and Mrs. ArchTennill and Miss
Annie Reid attended church at Cedar
Springs yesterday and took dinner
ville June 25 27.
R.B.Smith, was in the chair and
fine of the largest crowds ever seen
Ota meeting of the Club was present.
The first thing discussed was the
question of electric lights for the
community. Mr. Ff. J. Wigge, of
the Louisville Lighting Company,
was present and in a short talk complimented the Club members for
their efficient and faithful work.
Over one hundred applications have
been made for electric lights, and
Mr. Wigge said that he thought his
company would extend its lines to
.leffersontown it twenty more were
secured. Members of the club assured him that these would be obtained within the next few days. So,
the people of Jeffersontown and
vicinity may feel assured ol getting
electricity in this community.
A number ol the members present
inquired of Mr. Wigge as to the cost
of light, and were told that the same
rate would apply here as in the city
eight cents a K. W. Or in other
lights would cost one cent per hour.
Mr. Wigge said it would cost about
to extend the service to
Will Buy Fire Engine.
The next question discussed by the
Club was that of fire protection for
Jeffersontown and vicinity. W. J.
Semonin, chairman of thecommittee
working on the proposition, reported
that $656 had been subscribed toward
the purchase of an engine.
A representative of the American
La France Fire Engine Company was
present, and told of the advantages
of his make of engines. He said they
were approved by the Kentucky
Actuarial Bureau, the new tire insurance board that governs fire insurance rates in Kentucky, and that
his machines were guaranteed to be
perfect in workmanship and material.
The price on the La France engine
was $350 for the
$650 for the double-tanthese prices were withdrawn after
the club refused to close the deal
A representative of the Ajax Fire
Engine Company was also present
and presented the claims of his comengine was
offered at a price of $285. The
reported that his engines
were approved by fire underwriters
of other states and he was confident
the Kentucky board would do the
A committee composed of W. J.
Semonin, J. C. Bruce. Frank Fanelli
and Chas. D. Tyler was named to
investigate the proposition and purchase the engine, or engines, best
suited for the needs of the town.
A committee was named by the
Club to arrange for Jeffersontown to
be represented in the floral parade
of the Kentucky Educational Association, which meets in Louisville,
1912. J. C. Bruce and J.
C. Bowles were selected to arrange
for a float and to secure safe horses
for ladies to ride. The educational
committee of the Louisville Commercial Club, of which John B.
is chairman, and E. R.Sprowl
has offered several
nice prizes for the handsomest
decorated turnout, and.leffersontown
will try to win one of the prizes.
Street Fair Proposed.
For Oldest Minister Of
Mrs. Walter Markwell, Mrs.
Nannie Wheeler and daughter, Mrs.
Morsey. Mrs. Arch Tennill. Mrs. M.
G. Boston and daughter were there
the club, and the members were very
meeting of the club will bt- held toCommittee Instructed to Buy Fire morrow (Friday) night at Bruce Hall Kentucky Association
8 o'clock to complete the work in
Engine Lively Club
Great Results Much Interhand. Everybody is invited to be
The Jeffersontown Commercial Club
held an enthusiastic open meeting
last Friday night. The president,
guests last Friday Mrs. D. F.
at $1.00 Per
with Mrs. Eflie Miller,
tertained the Rev. Jorgenson,
and Mrs. Pound, Alex Miller and
family, Roy Reid. wife and baby.
JEFFERSONTOWN BASE BALL TEAM-Fr- ank
Fanelli, Captain is Mr. give an a traveling musician,
entertainment of songs
Preparations are well under way Top Row
and music at our schoolhouse toF. Fanelli: E. Davis, O.F.: Hiser. Sub: Monroe, P.: J.Finn,c.;Genung, L.F.
annual session of
for the forty-firs- t
the Kentucky Educational Associa- Bottom Row 3d B.: W. Harris, 2,1 B.;J. Baker,S. S.:B. Roemrr.ele. M'g'r, 1st
Misses Elizabeth and Lucille Neat
tion, to be held in Louisville June B.; Clones, R. F
and Katie Leah Boston attended
As25, 26 and 27. The officers of the
church at Cedar Springs Sunday
sociation are: Mrs. Cora Wilson
morning and dined with Mr. and Mrs.
Stewart. Morehead, president: T. W. Kentucky's school system. NumerKenner Mills, who also had as guests
Vinson, Frankfort, secretary, and G. ous speakers of the national promiMrs. Sarah Jean and daughter, Leah,
It nence are on t he program. One of
M. Money, Shelby ville, treasurer.
Mr. Chesley Seaton, Mr. Wallace
most im- the pleasing features will be an exis planned to make it the
Wheeler and son, Wallace, Esquire
meeting ever hibit from rural and city schools.
Charlie Wheeler and little son.
held in the South. For the first time This will cover everything from exMr. and Mrs. Billie Carrithers
in the history of the Association, the amples of the handiwork of the manspent Snnday with Mr. and Mrs. Erprogram is fairly filled with speak- ual training students to exhibits
ers of the national reputation. from the boys' corn clubs. All sesMr. Charley Lav is, wife a nd daughP. Claxton, U. sions will be held in the magnificent
Among these are: P.
of Education; Rev. new Christian Church, a spacious
ter spent Sunday with Mr. Lee HarS. Commissioner
ris and wife.
Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis, pastor of room of the edifice ha. ing been set
Plymouth church, Brooklyn, Dr. aside exclusively for the school exMrs. Eva Bridwell and daughter.
Death of Mr. Eugene Heady-Man- y
Charles F. Towing, president of Wes- hibits.
Bessie, are spending several days
tern Reserve University, Cleveland:
with Mrs. Annie McKinlev, who is
Social Gatherings DurDr. David Starr Jordan, president of
suffering with rheumatism.
A feature of the Kentucky EducaLeland Stanford, Jr., University of
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Boston enter
ing Past Week.
tional Association will be that of exCalifornia, and Miss Jessie Field,
tained Mr. Walter Knapp, wife and
of Page county hibits from the various schools in the
two bright little daughters Sunday.
State, and, especially those engaged
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wells spent
Dry Ridge, June 10. We have just Sundav with their uncle, Mr. Jim
More than a score of the foremost in manual training work, entirely or
educators of Kentucky are also on in part. A number of schools are heard that Mr. Eugene Heady, of LaMaster.
the program and it will require three making preparations to display a Spencer county, was found dead yes
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Shake spent
terday morning by the side of the Saturday night and Sundav with Mr.
sessions each day to carry through fine exhibit during the session.
railroad track near Shelbyville. He and Mrs. Crit Drake.
the important work before the conbelonged to one of the best families
Lonisville is making elabvention.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Knapp attended
At the meeting of the Jefferson- of his county, and was very industriorate preparations for the entertainchurch at Elk Creek Sunday,
ment of the visitors and officers of town Commercial Club last Friday ous and intelligent. He was about
Mr. Jim Markwell and mother
years old, and unmarried: spent Sunday with Mr. D. F.
tne Association hope that every evening a committee was named to forty-fivteacher in the State will attend this have this community represented in but. leaves a number of near relatives
year's meeting. A pressing invita- the large parade of the Kentucky who have many friends here, that
Mr. Wig Shake and wife visited
wish to extend their sympathy tor
tion is also given to every school Educational Association June
their brother, Ben Shake, and wife
trustee in the State to attend, as the Horses will be secured for the ladies the shock and grief occasioned by in Louisville yesterday.
approaching convention is regarded and a handsome float will be entered bis death.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jenkins and
Mrs. Ollie Paris, of the Cane Run baby spent yesterday afternoon with
as an important step for the educa- from this place.
neighborhood, is seriously ill with Mr. and Mrs. George Grasch.
tional uplift of Kentucky. An exblood poison in her arm. She has a
ceptionally low railroad rate from
Mrs. Wallace Wells is expecting a
baby daughter about a week old. We cousin from North Dakota to visit
every point hasbeen.made on account
Fanelli Brothers, of .leffersontown, are eagerly hoping to hear of her
of the convention.
defeated the Werner Stars, of Louis- getting better.
ville, last Sunday by the score of 9 to
Mr. K.S. Mills, of Seatonville, is
A meeting of the school trustees 4. T. W. was on
the mound for Faof the State during the Kentucky nelli and held the visitors saft at all having an addition of several rooms)
Mr. W. A. Wheeler took quite a
Educational. Association in Louisville times. Fanelli's took a batting rally hall and porch built to his home. number to Floyd's Fork last SaturJune 25, 26 and 27th, is expected to in the fourth inning and drove in This house is one of the oldest in day. Those that went were Mr. and
attract five hundred or more of these enough runs to win the game. For this part of the county and has been Mrs. W. A. Wheeler, Mr and Mrs.
important school officers to Louis- Sunday Manager Bart has on the owned and occupied by three genera- Elmer McMahan and family, Mrs. A.
ville it that time to take part in the Highland Athletics. Harper will be tions of the family. First, by Mr. J. Carlin, Mr. Charley Meyer, Mr.
deliberations ot the session, and to on the tiring line for the Highlands, Keriner Seatou, then his
and Mrs. W. T. Carlin, Misses Zella
hear a noted speaker who will address while Monroe will be on the mound Mr. Henry Mills, and now his grand- Meyer, Margaret Kelly, Bertie CarIn this old
son, Mr. Kenner Mills.
them on their problems.
lin, Mr. Elmer Carlin and Mr. Joe
for Fanelli Brothers. Game called home many children,
Knaip and family. Mrs. Nannie
at 3 p. in.
have Omer and Dr. Turner joined them at
While encouraging reports come
been born and reared, many family the Fork Bridge. It was Dr.
from Mrs. Cora Wilson Stewart, of
New Pastor Begius Work.
reunions have been held and many birthday and all were glad to have
Morehead, president, and other offRev. Chas. R. Shepherd hasaccept-e- guests have been entertained.
him join us for dinner. Everybody
icers of the Kentucky Educational
a call to the Jeffersontown Baptist
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Harris spent Sat. had plenty of dinner and the day was
Association regarding the interest
taken throughout the State in the church, and preached here Sunday urday with relatives at Van Dyke's enjoyed by all, and at parting time
annual convention of the organiza- morning and evening to a large and Mill, where they had gone to see all booed to meet again on Dr.
Mrs. Van Davis Turner's birthday.
He will their sister-in-lation, equally good news comes from appreciative audience.
Louisville, where this year's session close his church work at Irvington who is suffering with a cancer on the
Ice Cream For Everybody
will be held. The business men of on the fourth Sunday in this month, tace.
and after that will fill his regular
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Carrithers spent
At the ice cream social to be given
that city have shown marked interin the city visiting by the Epworth League next Saturappointment here every second and the week-enest in the coming of the teachers
We welcome Rev. their sisters, Mrs. Houston Hunsinger day, June 15, from 4 to 10 p. m. on
and the city press has repeatedly re- fourth Sunday.
ferred to the meeting as an import- and Mrs. Shepherd in our midst and and Mrs. Chris Frererick. They re. the lawn of the Jefferson Countv
Bank. Come aud bring your friends
ant movement for the betterment ot are looking forward to a bright port a pleasant visit.
Miss Annie Reid had as
Kentucky's educational conditions.
Preparations are being made under
the auspices of the Advertisers Club,
joined by other commercial bodies, to
give a floral parade in special honor
of the teachers on the first afternoon
Flower-deckeof the convention.
will be in line to the
number of not less tha.i 300, with half
a dozen bands interspersed through
out the parade. Floats haying edu
cational subjects as their theme will
be entered in the parade. Prizes are
to be offered for the handsomest turn
outs and a lively interest has been
awakened in the enterprise. The As
sociation program this year will in
TO SELECT YOUR
clude a number of educators of na
Rev. William Tharp Dies in The
Letter From Dry Ridge
year of his age
In the ninety-sixtTharp, the oldest
the Rev. William
minister of the Christian church in
the world, and a greatly beloved
some weeks ago in The Jeffersonian
died of exhaustion at 10 o'clock Tues
day morning at the home ot his son.
John Tharp, at Middletown.
practically resulted from starvation,
as he had been unable to take nour
ishment tor ten days.
ago, when he developed a se
vere cold, he was a remarkably pre
served man, and enjoyed good health
He retained his mental faculties to
the last and was prepared for death
having long regarded death as near,
ii not imminent, and feeling perfect
assurance as to the hereafter.
Kev. Tharp was born near New
Castle, Henry county, Ky., in 181
and began preaching at the age of
twenty-threKor three score and
ten years he had constantly labored
years ago he be
for God. Fifty-fivcame pastor ot the Christian church
at Middletown. and although he re
signed the pastorate many years ago
and retired, he was still regarded as
the head of the congregation. With
in the last year he delivered a sermon from the pulpit at Middletown,
but his strength was not sufficient to
permit him to stand during the en
tire length of his discourse, and he
sat in a chair while preaching.
His demise removes a most inter
esting character. He had conducted
the funeral services of all of his
flock, with the exception of two
members of the original congrega
tion of the Middletown Christian
church at the time he took charge.
They are Mrs. Hiram Wood, eighty-fivyears of age, and Mrs. Allen Poul- years of age, both
ter, seventy-fiv- e
still living. Several couples whom
he married celebrated their golden
wedding anniversaries last fall. He
has married children and grand
children of persons whom he united
in wedlock early in life.
"Brother Tharp," as he was best
and affectionately known throughout
the State, celebrated the ninety-fiftanniversary of his birth on April 9
Frequently he had expressed the de
sire to round out a hundred years,
but at all times he said he was read3'
and willing to answer his Master's
call. He loved the Bible best of all
books and in his old days he spent
most of his time in reading it. He
knew it thoroughly and could quote
most an' passage named.
He is survived by four sons: John
and Christopher Tharp, of Middle-town- ;
Wallace Tharp, pastor of the
Christian church at Alleghany,
Penn.: and Wm. Tharp, Jr., pastor ot
the Beargrass Christian church.
The funeral services were conducted at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon by Rev. G. G. Taylor, of Louisg
friend, and Rev.
of the aged
B. H. Cox, brother-in-laminister, at the Middletown Christian
church, this being the first service
held in the new church at that place,
and in which he took much interest.
Burial was in the Middletown cemetery.
In order that funds may be raised
to help the town trustees erect suitable street electric lamps, poles,
etc., a street fair or carnival was
proposed and a committee named to
investigate the matter. Frank FaJeffersontown Seconds Defeated.
nelli, Fred Myers, Carl A. Hummel,
Seatonville baseball team defeated
Harvev Stout and W. J. Semonin Jeffersontown Seconds Sunday afterwere named on the committee.
noon, the score being seven to eight.
Jeffersontown quit in the seventh inBetter Street Car Services.
ning. Seatonville had three men on
John T. Sweeny and Carl A. Hum- bases, no outs, and two balls missing1
mel were named on a committee to Jeffersontown Seconds has a good
present a petition, which had been team.
NOW IS THE
Officers of the Kentucky Educa
tional Association report that the
teachers of the State have been
aroused as never before over the annual session of the Association which
is to be held this year in Louisville.
The date is close at hand, June 25,26
and 27, and finishing touches are now
being put to the elaborate program.
Exceptionally low railroad rates have
been made from every point in the
State on account of the convention
and an attendance of not less than
3,000 teachers is anticipated. A special invitation has been given to the
school trustees and members of
boards of education to attend and aid
the educators in efforts to improve
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