Jenkins and the Great Consolidation Coal Company j
Some of the Men Higher Up
And Sotne Things Accomplished
proud of Jenkins as Jenkins does
It is not altogether due to the
men mentioned "above that the
work at Jenkins has been pushed
so well, but to hundreds of oth
ers, men and women, who have
come to Jenkins, taken the places
assigned to them and have done
their duty. It would be difficult
to go into a community and findi
the same number of men working together, all seemingly bent
on doing their best to assist their
The pioneer days in Jenkins
would have been well nigh im
possible but for the women God
bless them! who came courageously to the help of their husbands.
Human nature cannot
long endure without the home.
p 3n .
Too much can scarcely be said in
oraise of the wives who left their
Highly Respected Citizen of Little Cowan
Is 102 Years Old and Resides at Her Old Home otfef ahta! t
comfortable homes to accent
Head of Crafts Colly and Does Her Own Household ..ii w
what was little better than camp
Work, Gardening, Etc. A Remarkable Woman.
Money in the pocket is often
R. L. Kidd
life in the wildernerness, for
spent on the spur of the moment
When the Consolidation Coall
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y, Willie j'uu win minis, iwice ueiuic
vju. ouaimu worii Ull iiiltviiurjlTO WOMAN
drawing on your balance in the
L. Kidd. a former Texas boy. a
To do her justice a goldengenl,
maof stsrlng qualities
should be dipped in thfT'Thoist came to Jenkins seeking wor'c. First. Nat. Bank, Jenkins, Ky
ATTEND THE SUNDAY SERVICES-- ,
colors of flic rainbow and the He .secured employment from
C. H. BURTON
writing dried with dust from a the Nicola Building Co. and
went to work in one ot the big In 1910 C. II. Burton came to
supply muses. tic nas made Whitesburg a total stranger. He
good an1 today is one of the came as a representative of the
W. A. Campbell
msot valued of all the employes Swift Coal & Timber Company
SUNDAYSCHOOL 9 a.m.
MORNING SERVICE 10 a.m.
Our young friend W.A. Camp- of the big building concern and
SONG SERVICE 7 p.m.
at that time interested in and
Central (slow) time
bell, Secretary to Manager John is determined to hold his presbuying a good deal of coal and
-All Are Cordially Invited
G.Smyth,, possesses the requisites ent high standard at all hazards.
timber lands in the Linefork and
He will do it. His parents, who
of tact, quality and general malce
reside in Johnson City, Tenn., other sections of the county.
up that will give him an enviable
From the time of his arrival till
are evidently proud of him.
reputation wherever he may go.
the present Mr. Burton has been
He came to Jenkins last August
a highly admired citizen of our
from Danville, KyM where he had
For several years the, .subject town. He is a thorough painsbeen employed by the Cincinnati
taking business man and has an I
-tohhopvei-yi.odOrleans & Texas PalHrSc
admirable family. The office of
to accept a position as Secretary kn6F ?S Joe Wright? TO sue the Swift Coal & Timber Co.
to Auditor Kinzer. Soon he was cessful school teacher of this this place, in charge of Mr. Burcounty. From the beginning of
promoted 'to Mr. Smyth's office.
his school days, when a mere ton, is the best fitted .and espeMr. Campbell's ambition is "to go
cially arranged affair in town,
higher" and it will not surprise child, he was ambitious and "set the records thereof with referto .succeed in life.
us to hear of his frequent pro- his mark
ence to tha company's and other
he secured a splendid
motion. About 23 years ago Mr. a result
land affairs being complete in
Campbell first saw tne light of education. Believing he could every detail.
day in the foothills of Bath engage in more lucrative work
county. He. was educated in Mr. Wright chose to take a course
W, E: COOK.
fn dentistry and last year enterMIKE TIGGO,
Deputy Sheriff W. E'. Cook is'
ed the Louisville College of Dena son of Sheriff Louis Cook and Near Y.M.C.A.Building, Main street.
Open at all hours:. THE?"
tistry, and while he has been
is the office deputy at the counolace to get your eating. Restaurant has been overhauled"
quite successful in his studies his ty seat. Mr. Cook
andjs now neat as vou please. We have ice
has made an
cream, pies, cakes, etc , in stock.
...., v.. upumi iriiivii4i aul
Is absolutely the best engine on course is still incomplete. Dur
the market. It will develop from ing his vacation, however, he is ; nas a large circle of tnends in
you come to the city make our place headquarters
25 to 30 per cent more power doing considerable practice and town anc throughout the county When
than any other. For 50 years the is at present located next door to He married a sister to Attorney
John W. Hale of our town and
Leffel has been the standard.
the postoffice at Burdinc and
resides here where he has nice
When you buy the Leffel you are
would be pleased for his friends property
sure of satisfaction. They stand
and a pleasant home,
back of their engines.
Sold on to call on him when in need of tHe is greatly responsible for the
most liberal terms. See, write or work. He will make, everything j wise and economical
'phone your orders to W.B.Webb,
on f the county's affairs under
Leffel man. Sergent. Ky.
Aunt Crissie Stallard
Uncle Jim Banks
(Continued from Section 4)
work in and about Jenkins,
principally Good water Reservoir,
Elkhorn Dam, Mine Openings
and Coal Tipples. Mr. Gaskill
was one 01 cue nrst to arrive in
Jenkins and his help has counted for considerable in the building up of the entire development. Mr. GaskilPs son, George,
is located at No. 207 mine and
is well known by everyone as
the best natured man in Jenkins.
Chas. Dean, one of Consolidation's old reliables for twenty-thre- e
years.who wa soneof the
first men in Jenkins, is always
on the move and surely a real
hard and conscientious worker.
Charley has no office hours, as
as all hours are working hours
Dr. H. C. Winnes, the Veterinary Surgeon, is as deeply in
terested in the health of his
horses as any doctor ever was
in his patients. Besides looking
after the horses the Doctor is
the Meat Inspetor and general
Sanitary officer for the town.
He is a very necessary man to
Max H. Foerster, by a strange
coincidence the Forester for the
Company, was born in New York
and educated at Yale University. HeWnes well equipped by
endowment and training for the
selectipn, valuation and disposition of all the forest growth
covering this vast acreage - and
hard work to him is a real jov,
tysician, came to
its early infancy, and the Health
Statistics best tell the story of
the part he has had in the building of the town. By ready
to every call for help regardless of snow, ice, mud or
rain he has earned a warm place
in the hearts of our residents.
Miss Estell" McDonald, the
Doctor's able and faithful assist
ant, as Resident Nurse at the
Hospital - native of Ohio, was
one of the early arrivals in Jenkins. "Miss Mac,", as she is best
known to her friends, has an interesting parish and has heard
many a fervnt "G;id Bless You"
traight from the hearts of the
men whom she has cheered and
blest by her ministries- - A Flor
ence Nightingale come to the
Elkhorn Coal Field.
W. D. Sutton with J. D,
were among the first to
on the scene of action and
one might say they are the real
pioneers of Jenkins. Both of
these men have worked hard to
help make Jenkins a real town.
Mr. Campbell is Assistant Store
Manager, also Postmaster and
serves well in both capcities.
Mr. Sutton is a saw mill man,
and although light in stature is
very heavy when it comes to
Jenkins likes to acknowledge Mr.
Sutton's acquaintance and friend
W, Collins, Police
and although he has lost several
pounds of avoirdupois is still
smiling. His intimate acquaintance with his men and the
sharing of their lot, sleeping and
eating with them in their camps
in the early beginning undoubt
edly kept many of them from
becoming discouraged and sacking employment under more favorable surroundings.
Since the first of February Mr.
Brandt has had as his Assistant
Mr. J. H. Giffin. who is one of
Nicola's old standbys. He came
to Jenkins from Cairo, Illinois,
at which point he has bsen their
representative for the past three
years. He. has had a wide experience in building and fits in admirably as Mr. Brandt's right.
G. D Lamberts Woods Super
intendent lor the Nicola Build
ing Company, came to Jenkins
from Elkins, W. Va. He has
been brought up in the timber
business and is thoroughly conversant with all phases of the
work. Mr. Lambert was one of
the early arrivals at Jenkins and
still wears his smile after passing through the many tribulations of logging in this vicinity.
Harry B. Morgan, Who has
charge of the saw mills of the
Nicola Building Co., has demonstrated what a real large man
can do by close attention and the
ability to cover a very great
deal of ground.
H. L. Seaman, of Pittsburg,
Local Auditor of the Nicola
Building Coi- has made himself a
th , a"'
?h His popularity
from his willingness to satisfy
everybody at all times no matter
how busy he may be.
John It. Rider was selected by
the building company as the man
to handle the teaming, and this
job has proved to be the big end
of the work.
Houses can't be
built until the material is delivered, and to deliver a hundred
different kinds of material to a
hundred or more houses all at
the same time is a real job. Mr.
Rider now has 150 head of horses
under his care and a look at theni
shows the painstaking attention
W.J.Flaherty, thru his work at
Rocky Branch, has heen in touch
with many local citizens.
Flaherty has handled all material
shipped in via Glamorgan and
Letcherites can appreciate the
tasK involved in Handling over
their roads an average of twenty
standard guage cars a week, in- eluding everything from hairpins
boilers weighAnd in this con-
ing 15,000 lbs.
nection mention' should be made
of Henry Wright, Mr. Flaherty's
righthand man. (Note the team
composed of a Kentucky mountaineer and an Irishman).
The Elkhorn Dam is being
built by J. S. Byers, a practical
concrete man. Mr. Byers has not
let winter weather, floods or mud
interfere with his work and the
dam is due for completion in 60
days. It will contain 5,000 yards
of concrete and will impound
70,000,000 gallons of water.
is a native, of Letcher county
and has been with the Company
about one year. He has grown
up with Jenkins and seeme to
The Consolidation owes a great
rise as rapidly as the town. He
has friends everywhere and one deal to the old residents of Jenhears nothing but words of com- kins and vicinity, prominent
mendation for the service he has
among them being Uncle John
rendered us as a Municipality,
His presence and perThe task of transforming the sonality have helped wonderfully
virgin forests of Elkhorn into
many times. Uncle John is al
the city of Jenkins was given to
the Nicola Building Company of ways on the lookout for the bright
Pittsburg; the Coal Company side of everything and always
agreeing to furnish the equip- willing to help everybody. Durment and money. This job, the ing the early days. of Jenkins his
biggest end of the work so far, pleasant
smile and hearty "how
under the personal didy" made many men feel they
rection of E. J. Brandt, as General Superintendent. Mr. Brandt had in Uncle John a real friend.
was raised with lumber, has Too much credit cannot be given
.built thousands of miners JiousesJ him and we .hope ho feels as
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fou how our bank can help
you to greater success in your
of your prosperity is industry
and economy, and those who
will not pay the price, reap only
penury. We all make enough
money but only the few save it.
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Now Operating Five Stores
Each carrying a complete line of
located at Jenkins. Bardine, No. 203 Mine. Improvement
Branch and McRoberts.
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complete until a customer is satisfied.
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