May 1 – REP
DESTROYED BY FIRE – But like “The Fabled Phoenix” We Will Rise Again From The Ashes
Monday night fire originated in Jones Restaurant adjoining F. M. Breeding’s stable, which soon spread to the Republican Office, destroying all our type and machinery, except some small machines in the stock room, and there together with all our paper were flooded with water. The loss is considerable, in addition to the inconvenience, as there was only $3,000 insurance on the building and $2,000 on the contents. This will not cover the cost by at least $2,000. But a half loaf is better than none, and as soon as the insurance is adjusted, the building will be repaired and a full printing outfit installed and we continue the business. ¶ We want to thank Hon. J. M. Richardson, Mr. Joe Richardson and Miss Lula Richardson of the Glasgow Times for their generous offer, giving us the use of their office to print the Republican until “we get on our feet.”
May 2 – REP
In the fire here Monday night, Mr. Breeding lost his stable, a wagon load of corn, some hay and other articles, and had $1,000 insurance. Mr. Jones lost his restaurant with $250 insurance. Mr. L. L. Jordan lost most of the matter in his gallery and had $750 insurance. Mr. Walter Morris who lived above the Republican Office lost almost all his household goods and had $250 insurance.
May 3 – REP
It’s Coming — Get Ready for the Hot Weather – SEE – Our Porch Swings, Lawn Swings, Porch Chairs and Rockers, Settees – They are on Display – OIL COOK STOVES – It will be a pleasure to cook during the hot weather with a “New Perfecton” They are guaranteed. – Our line of Refrigerators and Ice Boxes at a medium price, is the best on the market for the money. – Be sure to visit our Rug Department before you buy your spring rugs. Our display is larger than ever – W. D. Jordan & Co. – Funeral Directors and Embalmers
May 4 – REP
LINCOLN CHATAUQUA – May 28 – June 1
Every day full of inspiring, Educational, Entertaining Features – Bands, Orchestras, Famous Orators, Noted Humorists, Scientific Lecturers, Singers, Drama, Mirth. – Grand Patriotic Pageant a Special Attraction. – Go to the Big Tent Every Day.
May 5– REP
Before he returned to the army, W H Jones Jr., climbed to the highest point on the front of the Republican office and there nailed an American flag, where was waved by every passing breeze. When the office was destroyed by fire on April 30, flames leaped around the flag and water was thrown in torrents, but through it all Old Glory waved on. For a time it was obscured by the smoke and water, but flood and flame had no effect on it and many were the remarks among the people that “The flag is still there.” It was a remarkable preservation in the face of what seemed to be irresistible forces.
May 8– REP
A number ofGlasgow’s leading young men have enlisted as members of the Officers Reserve Corps, with a view of taking the training to be given at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, near Indianapolis. Among them we recall Messrs. Paul Bushong, Lucean Depp, Wm. Reid Dickinson, Davis Ralston, Roy Allen, Watt Depp, Reuben Garnett, Chris Edwards, Owsley Snodey, Billy Richardson and Richard Garnett.
May 9 – REP
Decoration at Poplar Log – We are asked by the committee to state that there will be decoration services at Poplar Log this year as usual. The program has not been fully made out, but we are promised that we cn publish it next week. ¶ The cemetery will be cleared of on May 25th, and all who are interested are urged to be present and assist in the work. At the same time, some other important matters will be considered. Let all be there to do their part.
May 10 – REP
Mr. & Mrs. John M. Nelson gave a birthday dinner last Saturday in honor of the sixth birthday of their twin sons, Loren & Oren, as well as the fifty-sixth anniversary of theirof their friend, Mr. L. w. Jones, the well known contractor. All sorts of “goodies” we served the guests. The three honor guests lacked only a half century of being the same age, but that did not interfere with their acting as triplets that day.
May 11 – REP
RACINE COUNTRY ROAD TIRES – ELIMINATE ALL DOUBT
Dependability is hand-made into Racine Country Road Tires. Exclusive Country Road Tread – specially built to stand the most exacting service of country road driving. ¶ You can bank on excess mileage over and above the 5000 mile guarantee. Daily reports for thousands of motorists prove that the mileage value of your dollar increases when you buy Racine Tires – Bradford Bros., Glasgow, Ky.
May 12 – REP
NO EDMONTON ROAD
Tuesday was the time fixed for the Metcalfe county court to receive pledges for the various inter-county seat roads, with the pledge that the road would be built, which received the largest donation for the first nine miles out of Edmonton. When the time came, the county judge refused to call the court together and so nothing was done and the people of Metcalfe county will have to wad, swim and struggle through mud until they rise up in their might and demand action by their officials. They have voted the money for the purpose ofgetting a road so they can get out on dry ground, but so long as the officials refuse to at there is not benefit.
May 15 – REP
FLAG POLE UP
Yesterday a flag pole was erected in the courthouse yard, about 70 feet high. Later there will be a flag raising. We are preparing to be patriotic.
May 16 – REP
The local recruiting officer of the U S Army, has a telegram saying the new army bill increased the pay of privates from $15 to $30 per month, and that the age limits for volunteers has been changed from 18 to 35 to 18 to 40 years. Enlistments will be taken for the period of the war, unless sooner discharged.
May 17 – REP
The Methodist Church at New Salem, was consumed by fire last Friday night, and everything lost. There was no insurance. Mr. J. A. Culver passed only a few minutes before the fire was discovered and saw nothing wrong, and how it caught is a mystery.
May 18 – REP
Young Dr. Lee Botts, who has just completed three of his five years in Medical college, will spend the summer in the Louisville City Hospital, instead of loafing at home. He is here for a few days visit to his parents, Dr. an Mrs. A T Botts before taking up his summer work.
May 19 – REP
“Uncle” Billy Wood, one of our old Ex-Confederates, fell while crossing the street near his residence on W. Washington Street yesterday morning and broke his hip. He is near the four-score mile post and his injury is serious. He is as clever a man as in Glasgow and everybody wish his recovery.
May 22 – GT
For a while Sunday afternoon it looked warlike about the public square, Messrs. Foster, Callahan, Lessenberry and Francis organized a drill squad and drilled for about four hours. At the start the squad numbered eight members, and at eight o’clock, at which time the boys had enough, the patriots numbered thirty-five. It is planned to hold these drills regularly every night.
May 23 – GT
Dickinson Bros. have just received a letter from The Overland Company to the effect they want men to work at 28 to 30 cents per hour; 10 or 11 hours per day with time and one half for overtime over eight hours. Transportation refunded after applicant has been in the employ of the company one month.
May 24 – GT
The result of the Go-to-Sunday-school Day in Kentucky brought a record attendance at all Churches in Glasgow Sunday. Out of a population of 2,500, there were 800 in actual attendance in the various schools of the city. All those engaged in the contest and interested in the outcome, are much gratified at the result and confidently expect that the interest will continue to grow.
May 25 – GT
The strawberry picking season is right at hand, and this week will find the young folks leaving Glasgow on almost every train for the strawberry fields of Warren. A bib party leaves here Wednesday morning and the next few days will diminish the number of young folks in this county, as they are coming in by the wagon load, the buggy load and afoot. 125 pickers will leave in one bunch and 20 in another.
May 26 – REP
Messrs. Jim Cummins, V D Mann and C Haskell Miller, motored over to Glasgow to attend the flag raising exercises Monday in a “tin Lizzie,” but came back in a mud submarine – the U Two. The heavy rains Monday night made the roads so slick they could not keep it out of the ditches or from getting crosswise in the road. It required a great deal of cussing and considerably more pushing to get to Dale’s store. From there on home “U Two” did good work. “Uncle Ben” Shirley started back with them and when a horse and buggy came along he said, “You can stay here with that thing if you want to but I know how to get home.” –Edmonton News
May 29 – GT
The Glasgow Motor Car Company will join the Maxwell International gasoline economy demonstration which takes place all over the US. Thousands of Maxwells will take part in the test to prove the claims of the Maxwell manufactures for greater mileage per gallon of gasoline. You’ll know ‘em by the red gasoline cans attached to the windshield.
The Hard-Shell Baptist had their annual foot washing service at Union No. 5, Sunday. Prior to the observance, they held religious services at Union No. 5 all last week.
May 31 – GT
Some fellow on his mule performed a circus stunt on the public square here Monday. The rider, was jogging along taking in the sights when suddenly his mule turned turtle. Everybody jumped, some almost fell over and all hollered, but they almost passed out with surprise whine the rider emerged still on the back of the mule, and, without uttering a sound rode peacefully and serenely on.