The Jefferson ian
A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO THE INTERESTS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY
Jefferson town, Jefferson County, Ky., Thursday, June 8, 191 1.
Vol. 4. No.
To Be Taught
at Kentucky State
Dairymen, Horticulturists and
During the coming summer the
College of Agriculture of the State
University, like all other departments, is offering a short course.
A majority of the states in the Union have provided for the teaching
of agriculture in their schools and it
is only a matter of a short time until
Kentucky will follow.
as prepared for the coming
season is especially adapted to the
needs of teachers, it meets equally
well the needs of the practical or
prospective farmer. The outline of
the work will probably be shaped
much in accordance with that offered
in thr short winter course, which exThe summer
tends ten weeks.
course, however, offers many advantages which the winter course cannot
enjoy, such, for example, as visiting
the growing crops on the experiment
plots or at Elinendorf.
Elmendorf is a stock farm owned
by Mr. .1. B. Haygiu and is perhaps
the finest farm iu the world, having
besides its cropping interests the
very best of all classes of live stock
and also what is probably the finest
dairy baru in the world. A year ago
an arraugement was made by which
the Agricultural College was given
fall use of the Elmendorf Farm, the
students of course being the ones
ultimately to derive the benefits of
such an arrangement.
to the Kentucky Agrifacilities
cultural College which are enjoyed
pnhaps by no other agricultural
college in the country.
The greenhouses, plots, farm and
dairy of the College are of course at
the service of the students and instruction in these lines of work constitutes a regular part of the course.
Opportunity will be given for a
certaiu degree of specialization,
that is. a student may devote his
particular attention to dairying,
horticulture, entomology, the
sciences, or to live stock.
Besides the regular work planned
for the students in the Agricultural
College as in other departments, a
special lecture course has been
arranged, the lectures to take place
twice weekly. These are all of a
nature and of general
and specific interest to students in
any department of the University.
A majority of the people in Kentucky are engaged in agriculture of
some form, hence it seems suitable
that the Agricultural College should
strive to meet the demands of this
large class of people in the most
effective way. This it seems should
be done through the teachers and
practical farmers of the state who
can put into operation the teachings
of the agricultural College.
The summer course will bet:in on
June sixth and will extend to July
On arrival in the city
students can report immediately to
the college of Agriculture where a
list of boarding places will be on hand
from which they can select. A special appropriation has been made to
mert (he expenses of this course and
no pains will be spared to make it of
such. a nature as to satisfy the demands of teachers anil tanners.
In nearly every county in the .Stale
nn effort has been Bade to form an
agricultural club among the boys,
and the success of such an enterprise in the counties where it was
tried last year was phenomenal.
From such activity the school will
naturally become the agricultural
improvement center, and with a
trained man or woman in each school
its value will be greatly extended.
Hence we feel that by providing For
this summer course in agriculture
we will he giving tin- nos1 direct
benefit possible to Kentucky agricul-
First Communion at St Elizabeth's.
Does Much Damage to Crops in
Several People Injured, Roofs Blown Off and
Trees Uprooted, Caused By Heavy
Rain, Hail and Lightning.
heavy rata, hail and lightning
did much damage in Jefferson county
last Monday evening. Farmers and
'gardeners are the heaviest losers by
having their strawberries and onion
patches damaged by the hail Many
out of commistelephones were-pu-t
sion and trees blown down.
tree in the yard of J. W. Floore in
Jeffersontown went down from the
rind. Tops of brick chimneys yvere
blown off of many of the houses.
the interurban station in Jeffer-
For information address T. It. sontown an electrical switch box was
Bryant. Supt. Extension Division, burnt out by the lightning aud set
lire to the building. The tire was
before it did much damage. Probably the greatest damage
resulting from the storm was around
T. C Gaines, cashier
of the Middletown Bank, reported to
The Jeffersonian that several perTo Eat Will Be Plentiful at Picnic Next Monsons were injured. Henry Pearcy,
day W. J. Semonin Calls For
member of the firm of Pearcy &
Coleman, together with J. C. Brooks,
were in the L. & E. Station at Cor-rtlwaiting lor a car during the
storm, when the building blew over
Only a few more days and we celeon the two men. Mr. Pearcy managbrate! There is no doubt left in the ed to get out' without assistance, but
minds of any one familiar with what Mr. Brooks was pinned down, in
has oeen done that our picnic at Jef- which position he remained until asBoth were considferson Heights oa Monday next, June sistance arrived.
erably bruised aud in jured about the
L'th. is going to be the success it
deserves to be. The ladies have body, but they are back at work at
done themselves proud, and ample this time and Improving
and good cheer will Dale Demaree, while entering a car
be handed out to every visitor, as above Middletown, had oue of his
will also something to please the lingers mashed off. The car door was
(Merman in the way of a nice, clean slammed on it in his hurry to get in
palatable lunch promised by the good out of the storm. Mrs. Ferguson, of
people of this community. We are Avoca, was standing in the storeready to receive the fast throng of room of Pearcy & Coleman at Midvisitors that will (surely) be here anil dletown during the storm aud fainted
want once more to call on any, who from the effects of being shocked by
have not yet made known their in- lightning. Dr. S. D. Wetherby was
tentions, to let Mrs. Snivel y know at summoned and after giving her medonce what she may expect of you in ical attention she was able to be rethe way of edibles or help. It would moved to the Hord Hotel, where she
astouish many to know the assurances remained until Tuesday before going
we have had and the promises of aid home. A large tree was blown down
given the committee, and we believe in front of the residence of Chas.
were we to stop right now we could Russell in Middletown, and part of
care for all, but we must nU stop. the roof ot the house of County
There must be no falling off of any- Patrolman Henry Wetherby was
thing, and the name Jeffersontown blown off. James Moore, while
will speak hospitality for all time to standing in the station of theL. & E.
come to those who visit us ou this oc- waiting for the car, was severely
scorched and shocked when lightning
Again I ask every one interested in struck the building in which he was
education and every one interested standing.
While the heavy windstorm
in Jeffersontown to come and bring a
basket of good things and next week's bail did some damage to wheat,
issue of The Jeffersonian will be berries aud ouions, the rain came in
able to give a glorious account of time to save many crops from burnW. J. Skmonin.
ing up, as the farmers were very
those who did it.
Pres. Jeffersontown Com. Club. badly in need of rain.
Last Sunday, June 4th. sixty-fou- r
children received first holy communion at St. Elizabeth's church on
Burnett avenue in Louisville.
was beautifully decorated in For Citizens of Jeffersontown to
ferns, pot plants and cut tioyvers.
The ornamented candle sticks, with
candles, and the many electric lights
formed a hallo of light. Professor
John Ossent played the organ. The Attorney Benj. J. Gardner, of Louisville,
choir of the parish sang the solemn
mass and benediction. Rev. Jacob Writes Splendid Letter in Regard to ModOssent, rector of the parish, deliverel School in Jefferson Heights.
On Tuesday at hall
ed the sermon.
past seven o'clock the same children
received confirmation by the Right
Editoi The Jeffersonian:
Reverend Bishop, of Louisville. All
II rst hal f of
past century of our
this was a spectacle of edification
and at the close the Te Deun was government the general purpose in
educational matters was to perfect
the district system of schools; the
undoubted tendency in the latter half
was to merge it into an organization
embracing a larger area and capable
Holds Regular Meeting Tuesday and Pass on of greater undertakings.
thereof has been the desire for larMany Large Claims Good Roads
ger schools taught by teachers betTo Be Built.
ter prepared and capable of better
work, and a purpose to distribute edThe regular meeting of the Jeffer- ucational advantages more evenly.
son County Fiscal Court was held at The new or modern method has
the courthouse last Tuesday and bids been in operation for years in the
were opened for about $40,000 worth more progressive states. At last the
of work on roads in the county. idea has reached Kentucky, and
Several bills were reported and or- many of our leading citizens are now
laboring with zeal to supplant the
Mr. P. L. Atherton, president of district with the more effective and
the Central Road Association, was modern oue, among them Mr. John B.
present and addressed the members McFerran. of our county.
Mr. McFerran, out of pure generosof the court. He said he was much
interested in all the proposed roads ity and commendable dissi nterestness,
to Lincoln farm, but that he was seeks to establish the more progressespecially interested in the Central ive system at Jetlersontown, believLincoln road. He suggested that as ing that other localities, viewing its
these roads were to be built to last a advantages will also adopt it.
long time that they should have the would be a pure waste of effort to
attempt this change without the coproper drainage; that an
anJ modern system should be used on operation of the people of the comthe roads." Mr. Atherton introduced munity, which accounts for the JeffMr. E. W. James, LI. S. Highway erson Heights sub divison to attract
Engineer, yvho has been sent here by surburban homeseekers, whose greatthe government for the purpose of est objection to living in the country
making suggestions for building the has been the lack of modern school
Lincoln Way. He gave a general advantages for their children. Mr.
talk on road building and said that McFerran's purpose being to donate
the government was taking a big in- all the profit which may accrue to
terest in road building all over the his holding of stock (oue half) from
United States. The greatest aid of- the sale of lots to the school, in adfered, he said, was in sending out ex- dition to a commodious site donated
perts who understood the work and by the company.
It would be a strange error of judgwho desired au uniformity of all good
Mr. James said that 5 per ment, in mv opinion, should the
citizens of Jeffersontown
cent of all the public roads iu the
United States were old dirt roads and and vicinity let this opportunity pass
in au unimproved condition. Mr. for the untold betterment of their
James will make a trip from Louis- children aud their children's chilaud
ville over the Central Lincoln Way dren by failure to
and return over the lend every reasonable aid to this
to Lincoln farm
L. & N. pike, or the Lincoln Way, worthy enterprise.
In my judgement, the name that
after which he will make suggestions
adorns the fairest page of the world's
as to the improvenient-o- i same.
Magistrate Chas. Wheeler offered history is that of Socrates. Putting
a resolution that $2,700 be appropri aside wealth, military distinction
ated for extra excavation on the
Bardstown road, work on which has
already begun, which was adopted.
i'he original contract for the work
will probably amount to $ti,SO0. This
contract is for building three miles
of road through Fern Creek from
Frederick 's Lane to Beulah church.
the Jefferson County Board
NOTICI the coming
you want to realize large profits
season on your crops of CABBAQK, ONIONS,
POTATOES, APPLES, ONION SETS, ETC.,
don't forget to call and see the "old reliables"
East Jefferson Street,
They are leaders in prices and always pay the
top of the market.
QUANTITY IS NO OBJECT
Any growers not having previously dealt with
this firm, we advise to give them a trial. They
have both phones Cumb. M. 3603, Home 3603
LOUISVILLE'S LARGEST BUYERS AND SHIPPERS
(Cyrill A. Schaefer and Hugo L. Schaefer.)
and high political honors, this noble
character, thoughout his entire
life, devoted his great and luminous intellect, without money and
without price, to the education of
the youth of his country, and in
establishing a guide to higher forms
of education, which alone, in my
opinion, made Greece the most renowned oountry among the ancients
and its people the happiest.
We are fortunate in having among
us public spirited men who are working to the same end, for the mental,
moral, and physical improvement of
the youth of our state.
Bknj. F. Gardner.
To Be Boosted
Rally Which Will
Grove Next Saturday.
picnic and rally
will be held at Kennedy's
Fostoria on the Orell
electric line, next Saturday, June 10,
under the auspices of the South Jefferson Commercial Club, for the
purpose of boosting
A brass band has been secured for
the occasion and there will be plenty
of good things to eat, addresses by
noted orators, and a good time
promised to all. Among the speakers will be Hon. Sam Jones, R. W.
Brown, Judge Shackelford Miller,
Col. Bennett H. Young, Herman
Newcomb, Jas. P. Edwards, Col.
Scott Bullitt, Judge R. W. Bingham,
Judge Alex. Humphrey, R. E. Woods,
J. T. Funk, Wm. C. Montgomery,
Editor Harry Summers, E. A. Jonas,
Col. Thos. C. Timberlake, A. B. Lipscomb, Pendleton Beckley, Judge Jas.
P. Gregory, Maj. John H. Leathers
and Mayor Wm. O Head.
few of the citizens met at the
Court House Monday afternoon and
discussed the proposition of an elecA
tric line for Spencer county.
consisting of Isaac Jewell,
John Wiggiuton, Joseph Russell,
Freu Smith and W. W. Booles, was
appointed to procure the right of
way from Taylorsville to the Jefferson county line, and report to a
meeting to be called by them, at
their pleasure. Spencer Courier.
Quarterly Meeting at Cooper's.
Quarterly meeting will be held
Cooper's Memorial Methodist church
near Okolona next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. Dr. Thomas, the
presiding elder, will be present and
Appropriations amounting to several thousands of dollars were made
at a recent meeting of the Jefferson
County Board of Education tor re
pairing and building new schools in
Jefferson county this year. Among
the schoo1. buildings that will be
erected will be one at Seatonville,
about five miles from Jeffersontown.
It is said that a'very desirable site
has been selected and that the work
on the new structure will start at an
early date. New schools will also be
built at Orell and Kusrnosdale and at
other points in the county.
The members of the board passed
a resolution calling for an appropriation of $1,500 for the improvement of
the school building at Middletown.
There is a suit in court now over the
question as to a graded school at
Middletown. an election for which
was held M ay 13. As the board passed
the appropriation resolution after
this date, it is claimed, that this
school will not receive the $1,500 in
case the court decides in favor of the
An appropriation has been made
for the improvement of the Jeffersontown district school, and the trustee.
Prof. R. H. Snively, informed The
Jeffersonian that an additional room
would be built and other repairs
made, Contracts for the work will
be let as soon as the specifications
are completed. The Calvary school-hous- e
will also be improved.
And Mrub Repairing of Others Proposed
The House of Quality
Every Thursday at $1.00 Per Year
Good buggy, $
Best buggy, $ I t
Our 1911 Styles Are Ready
McCormick Mowers, Binders,
Hay Rakes and Twine.
SOUTHERN SEED COMPAItlf
Preston and Jefferson Sts., Louisville.