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THE CLAY CITY TIMES
81.00 a Year In Advance. We areTiere to help Clay City, the SorronoJing Coootry and Ourselves. .1. E. Burgher, Publisher.
VOL. XVIT. CLAY CITY. KX, THURSDAY. MAY 30, J9I2. NO. 22
The Democrats of Powell coun
ty met at Stanton Saturday as
per call of the county chairman.
ItomulusJuckson was elected tem
porary chairman and O.N.Crowe
temporary secretary. The con
vention went on record as Champ
Clark being its present choice for
President. J M. Stevenson was
indorsed for Chairman of the
4State Central Democratic Com
mittee. Hon. W. P. Kimball,
of Lexington, was instructed for
as delegate to the National Con
vention at Baltimore. Lnther
Loving:, A. H. Norton, M. A.
Phillips, A. T. Whitt, 0. N.
Crowe, O. O. Atkinson, J. S.
Ewen, J. D. Atkinson and Geo.
Stephens, together with any oth
or Democrats who might attend
the State Convention at Louis
ville May 2ith, were appointed
Colored Folks' Excursion.
The colored folks will run an
excursion from Lexington to In
dian Fields tomorrow. Last year
and two years ago Clay City
seemed to bo the objective point.
We are glad to know that this
year they favor Indian Fields
and assure our neighbors of the
Kluegrass that we are not envi
ous of their guests. Any colored
man can be an honor or a dis
grace to his- race, but the kind
sent out by the Lexington excur
sionists seem to be of the dis
Roosevelt carried New Jersey
by fifteen thousand mayority o
ver Taft in the primary of that
State Tuesday and seemed to be
a solid delegation. Woodrow
Wilson captured the Democratic
delegates by the same majority
Dorie Wood, of Winchester,
was visiting friends in the city
the first of the week.
New Spring Millinery
Juft received from the city which combines
the newest styles and lowest prices.
SHOES AT FIRST COST.
$500 worth of Shoes have been marked down to
firSt cost in order to get room for new goods
coming in. In this sale will also be included a lot of
HATS and CAPS.
Here's your opportunity to save some
money. First come, first served.
Decrease In.State Taxes.
The total assessed value of all
property in Kentucky for 1012 is
$824,763,252. This is subjected
to a raise by the State Board of
Equalization of $15,715,012 and
is $5,074,856 less than last year.
In pursuance of the policy to
raise the taxes of corporations of
the State rather than of citizens,
the Board of Equalization figures
for this year show a falling on" in
total assessments on real and per
sonal property, and there will be
a decrease in taxes amounting to
$29,878.05. The secretaries of
the Board have completed their
work, and the figures show the
total valuation of all property to
be $5,074,856 less than last year.
The present Board of Equaliza
tion decided when it tisrt met
that the counties would be raised
only where there was a great
falling of assessment as compared
with last year, and that the in
crease in franchise assessments
would be made large enough to
cover the loss on real and person
al property owned by individ
uals. High Priced Cattle.
Cattle on the Mt. Sterling mar
ket last Monday sold at the high
est price ever recorded to our
knowledge. Some 600 pound
steers sold for 6$ cents per
pouud.. Thisiisjuuinusual price
for 8tocker8. We learn they sold
well also at 'Winchester court
Monday but we have 6een no re
port of the sales of the Winches
ter market. A good market in
the city coupled with an abun
dance of bluegrass in central
Kentucky fully warrants the pres
ent high price of cattle. The in
die itions are that they will go
still higher rather than suffer a
decline in price any ways joon.
H. L. Twyman, of Winchester,
was here a few days this week.
Oood Roads Convention.
A meeting of good roads advo
catesfrom Eastern Kentucky and
Southwestern Virginia will be
held in Bristol, Va.-Tenn., this
summer to consider plans for a
highway from Lexington, KyM
to Bristol. Virginia boosters are
promoting the pood roads con
vention and will set a date with
in the next few days. It is plan
ned to inaugurate a movement
looking to the iilling in of a few
gaps which will furnish connect
ing links in a macadam highway
between the Bluegrass region of
Kentucky and the border city of
Virginia and Tennessee, con
necting near the latter point with
the continuous pike from Bristol
to Washington and the highway
now building from Bristol to
Bell county,; Kentucky, is tak
ing the lead for thiB State and
this summer will take a vote on
the issuance of $600,000 for the
building of turnpikes through the
connty, and itiis highly probable
that the measure will carry with
out much opposition. It is plan
ned in the event the bond issue
carries to connect with the Gov
ernment pike Which crosses Cum
berland Gap from Bell .county
into Lee countJ Virginia, and
extend to t&e Knox county line.
A got)d.gad?jtion is be
ihgprfewamjtKtab"x county to
create greater sentiment for bet
ter roads, and it is probable that
a bond issue will' be voted upon
in this county. Other mountain
counties of Kentucky are expect
ed to follow with bond issues,
and it is believed that the time
is not remote when the Central
Kentucky pikes will be equaled
in quality by those of the moun
tains. Embry & Co.,- of Lexington,
Ky., have announced their big
Summer Sale to begin Monday,
Reduced railroad fares on .ac
count of the Aviation Meet will
be obtained during the week and
this will afford an opportunity
that out of town customers are
sure to grasp.
This summer sale is lleinglield
a month earlier than formerly on
account of the very backward
season and will include an ex
tensive assortment of tailored
wool suits, silk suits, linen suits,
wool coats, pongee and silk coats,
silk dresses, separate skirts,
waists, kimouas, petticoats and
The high class merchandise
sold by this firm and the great
reductions promised by them
will make this sale the selling
event of the season in Central
Mr. James Clark of this county
and Mrs. Sallie Sudduth of Clark
county, were married at the
home of the bride Wednesday
May 22nd. The happy union,
however, was of but brief dura
tion, for the next morning they
separated and Mr. Clark left her
homo for good.
Many people are out of town to
day at different graveyards in
the county decorating the graves
Waterson-James Co. to the Wall.
The Democratic State Conven
tion which convened in Louis
ville yesterday elected Governor
McCreary temporary chairman
and re-elected Rufus S. Vansant
of Ashland, permanent chairman
of the Democratic Central and
Executive Committees. Con
gressman James was defeated in
this fight on the account of his
combination with the bolting el
ements of Louisville, the leaders
of which is Henry Watterson and
the Courier-Journal. Wonder
what kind of congratulations
Champ Clark will now telegraph
to Watterson? If Watterson
and James are solely responsible
for the Clark victorv, wonder
who is responsible for the Wat-'
Ban on Low Neck and Short Sleeves.
The Western Union Telegraph
Company, of New York thinks
the girls working in its offices
have carried the low neck and
sleeve craze to the limit, and has
had posted in the operating room
the following notice:
"All office girls employed by
the Western Union Telegraph
Company are required to wear
plain shirtwaists with moderate
ly high edjustable collars, and
sleeves that extend below the el
bows." June, the month of brides will
be with us Saturday. So far,
however, we have seen no Pow
ell county wedding announce
ments. What's the matter boys,
are "times too hard and money
too scace" for you?
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McGlone
are visiting relatives at More
head aud in Carter couuty.
WALDRON & JOHNSON,
Waltersville, Ky. 1
We carry a full line of General Merchandise and
are selling the goods to our large trade j
and they tell
You can do the same tiling. If you are not
already one of our mmy pleused customers,
come round rome day and give our place a
look through and let us price you some of our
goods. They willopen youreyestoun opportunity.
over telephone, by messenger
in Clay City or near our store we will "deliver thegooUt.''
Fine Against Harvester Co. Sustained.
The International Harvester
Company must pay a fine of $1,
500 imposed in the Grayson Cir
cuit Court, the Court of Appeals
affirming the finding of the low
er court. The action was a penal
one brought by the Common
wealth charging combination to
restrain trade. The jury found
for the Commonwealth and this
Died In Illinois.
Wildy Hiley died at Blooming
ton, 111., aged 65 years. Mr.
Hiley is a native of this county
and is a brother to Mrs. A. J.
Barnett, of Spout Spring. He
visited his relatives in this coun
ty last fall when he seemed to be
enjoying the best of health.
To Build High Schools.
Several of the mountain coun
ties have voted bond issues of
from ten to fifteen thousand dol
lars each with which to build
high schools at the various coun
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Doug
las, ofiLevee are visiting their
daughter, Mrs. George Garrett,
and son, Mr. C. C. Dougjas at
Mrs. Mary Hoskin, of Miami,
Texas, and Mrs. Ann Barnett, of
Olark county, are visiting their
brother, Judge T. J Fletcher.
Wm. Barnett who has been in
Illinois for some months has re
turned to the home of his father,
Gov. Woodrow Wilson secured
the Texas delegation in the Demo-ratio
convention at Houston
us they are
or otherwise and if you live
of dead relatives.