Resigns. The Monticello Outlook says: George
Bertram has resigned as manager of the local house of the
Cumberland Grocery Company and has been succeeded by
Frank Orwin of Somerset. Mr. Bertram has entered
the insurance business having secured the agency for the
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance farm department.
He is opening an office in the Gem Theater building.
The Watson Cancer Sanitorium has quit business and Mr.
Watson has vacated the building. It will most
likely be used for a government hospital if everything
works out as planned.
Fire. Judge James Denton returned from Cincinnati
Wednesday where he witnessed the burning of $2,500,000.00
worth of bonds of the Cumberland River & Nashville
Railroad Co. These bonds were issued several years
ago when construction was started on this road from
Monticello to Burnside.
Page The Doctor. "Red" Roberts Wants To Work - He Is In Louisville Looking For A Job. The Louisville Times of yesterday carried the following interesting story: "Somehow or other Louisville looked pretty good to me, so I came here to stay the rest of the summer," said "Red" Roberts, member of the Centre College football team, who was named by Walter Camp for the fullback position on the third All-American eleven last winter. "I don't know just why I came, except maybe that things in Somerset were kind of slow, and I thought things might move a little faster in Louisville. I've got a sister living here you know," he continued, "and of course I'm going to stay at her house while I'm here. Just now I'm looking for a job. No, I haven't got one, but I have two or three prospects." "Red," whose fiery hair and ruddy complexion have given him his name, and which have caused his fellow students at Centre College also to nickname him "Brick," put in his appearance in Louisville Saturday. He came from Somerset, his home, where he was confined to bed for two weeks in June with a severe cold. His slight illness left him apparently none the worse though, for his 185 pounds of huskiness seem just as solid and healthy as they did when last fall he plowed and plunged his way to national recognition on the gridiron with his ears bound back with a strip of adhesive tape. "I'm going to stay at the Y.M.C.A. for a few days until sister opens up her new house," Roberts said. "While I'm at the Y I'm going to begin to get into condition for next fall. I reckon I'll have to roll on the mats and pull the chest weights a plenty. You know that Uncle Charlie Moran is going to open his fall training camp on the Kentucky River on September 1, and I'm going to try to get into some sort of shape to go there and do some hard work." He is not only an athlete, but is also fond of dancing. With several of his fraternity brothers from Centre he went to a dance at the Louisville Country Club Saturday night. He is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and has many friends in Louisville. Roberts sister is Mrs. M.E. Burke, who is stopping at the Seelbach until she opens her new home on Baringer Ave. Sam English, official dinner planner for the Louisville Phi Delta Theta, is at work on a dinner to be given Roberts at one of the parks about Louisville in the near future
Marriage Licenses. The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last issue: Harlie E. Godby and Rusha Smiley, Howard C. Godby and Alla Gertrude Dick, Mit Hill and Maggie Lowrey.
Slessinger Returns. Mr. John Slessinger has returned from the Grand Lodge meeting of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks which was held in Chicago. He says that the meeting was one of the best ever held and that 210,000 Elks were registered there during the week. Mr. Slessinger attended every session of the Grand Lodge and will make a report to the local lodge at the next meeting. Mr. Slessinger was a delegate from the Somerset Lodge. He was accompanied by Mrs. Slessinger.
Europe. The Lexington Herald says: Passports were
applied for this morning in the office of Federal Court
Clerk Spencer Finnell by Dr. R.H. Crossfield, president
of Transylvania College, his daughter, Miss Dorothy
Crossfield, and Miss Helen Backer of Monticello.
They will visit England, France, Belgium, Switzerland,
Holland and Italy. The party will sail from
Montreal, Canada, July 23.
Examinations. There were thirty-four applicants for
teachers certificates at the last examination held in
June. All except five passed
Buck Creek. Messrs O.W. Swaim, C.V. Thurman and
W.H. Jenkins in company with some out-of-town companions,
went fishing in Buck Creek Tuesday and from reports made
a fairly good catch. It appears that Mr. Thurman
was foreman and champion fisherman while the rest of the
bunch under his direction and supervision had good luck
as a result of his long experience with "the rod and
Ohio Trip. C.D. Stigall, M.L. Tally, John Easteridge and Joe Osborne of near Somerset have just returned from Ohio and Indiana where they spent a few days looking over Roby L. Johnson's farm bargains. They are well pleased with their trip and all say they looked over several states and that Darke County, Ohio, is the best land they have had their feet on: the best improved country they have ever visited and more wealth to be seen.
Sixty Miles of Streets. Some of our people who are kicking on paved streets and what little they cost should take a trip to Ashland, Ky., and see what a progressive town they have. Those who are kicking would then return and be ashamed of themselves. Ashland has put down sixty miles of paved streets and when a new addition is opened the promoters are first required to put down permanent streets and make all improvements before the street is opened up. Even some of the county roads around Ashland are being built of brick with concrete curbing and guttering. We are just about twenty five years behind the times here and will continue to be until we get rid of the knockers.
Getting Worse. The streets of Somerset are getting worse every day. It won't be long until automobiles won't be able to go over them at all. It is a pity street improvement has been blocked. There is just one kind of street to put down and that is a permanent street. We hope the day will come when every street in Somerset will be paved.
Will Likely Accept Loan From Coal Company to Build Road
in County. The Fiscal Court met in special call
session last Friday to consider a proposition form the
Kentucky Coal & Electro Chemical Company of Elmira,
N.Y., to build a road from Somerset to Sandy Gap and
Acorn. The company proposes under certain
conditions to load the county $50,000.00 to build this
piece of pike. The terms and conditions will be
discussed at a later meeting. A committee of Oscar
Catron, R.B. Waddle and Judge Tartar were appointed to
confer with the representatives of the company and report
Meeting at Murray. Dr. D.W. Scott, pastor of the
Christian Church left Sunday to hold a two weeks meeting
at Murray, Ky.
Waddle. Mr. John H. Waddle, a member of one of Somerset's oldest and most respected families , died at a Sanitarium in Lexington, where he had been taken for treatment last Friday night. He had been in ill health for some time. Mr. Waddle was 68 years of age. Funeral services were held at the home, Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock conducted by Rev. Hunter pastor of the Baptist Church. Interment followed in the City Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings. Mr. Waddle had for the past forty years been connected with the business life of Somerset. For two terms he served the city as Police Judge and made a most excellent official. Later he was connected with other departments of the city government. He leaves a wife, one daughter, Mrs. R.L. Joplin, four brothers, Joe, George, J.L., and Chas, four sisters, Mrs. Bourne Goggin, Danville, Ky., Mrs. Neal Sears, St. Joseph, Mo., Mrs. James Sears and Mrs. J.C. Tuttle both of Somerset. The pall bearers were B.L. Waddle, A.B. Waddle, Sam Waddle, Harvey Waddle, Marshall Waddle and Ernest Sears all nephews of Mr. Waddle.
Farm. Mr. William Jones has sold his farm to a Mr.
W.E. Difford manager of the Louisville branch of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., was in Somerset last week looking after the interest of his company in this territory.
Mr. T.L. Swinford of Lexington, Ky., formerly with the Journal, has accepted a position with the Commonwealth.
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