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THE CLAY CITY TIMES
61.00 a Year In Advance
Wf are here to help Clay City, tbe SarroonJing oootry an j Oorselves.
.1. R. Burgher, Publisher.
CLAY CITY. KX, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER IS), J9I2.
Natnre and Prosperity.
Some time in the history of
the United States there may
have been as favorable an out
look for crops as at present, but
that is doubtful. One tiling is
certain, crops were never so
large, and it has been years since
the general prospect was so good.
The cereal production of the
country, we are told by the Unit
ed States Department of Agri
culture, will be unprecedentedly
large. The department's report
ing board forecasts bumper crops
of corn, Irish potatoes, spring
wheat, oats, barley, rye and
buckwheat. Hay also promises
a record production, the flax crop
will be bigger than ever, and
rice is holding 'its own, with a
condition on September 1 better
than the ten-year average. To
bacco probably will not reach the
proportions of 1010, but the out
look is for a considerable in
crease over 1911. The condition
of apples on September I wits
07.0 per cent, as compared with
a ten-year average. In Kentucky
the condition is reported at 87
per cent, as compared with a
ten-year average of 85 per cent.
The country's high-water mark
in corn production was attained
in 1906, but it is estimated that
the present crop will be 65,000,
000 bushels in excess of the rec
ordyear, reaching the stagger
ing total of 2,995,000,000 bushels.
The potato crop was abort last
year, but it will be bigger this
year by more than a hundred
million bushels and will beat the
record crop of 1909 by 9,000,000
bushels. The estimated total is
2198,000,000. Spring wheat will
go over 800,000,000 which will o
vertop the bumper wheat year
by about 8,000,000 bushels. The
Department of Agriculture fore
casts the oats crop at 2,290,000,
000 bushels, wiiich beats the rec
New Spring Millinery
Jus! 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
firft cost in order to get room for new goods
coming in. In this sale will also be included a lot of
HATS and CAPS.
Hres your opportunity to save some
money. First come, first served.
ord crop of 1910 by some 101,.
1)1 10,000 bushels.
So it continues through the list
to such an'cxteiit that it's grave
ly to be doubted if ''Uncle Ji in
line" Wilson, with all his vocab
ulary of optimism, can find
words to fit the occasion when he
begins summing up results for
his annual report. It is a cheer
ful augury of prosperity for the
whole country, for big crops are
a strong influence for general ac
tivity and progress, and the best
possible antidote for hard times.
Wherefore, there is good reason
for satisfaction all around.
Scarcity of Ctttle.
Every Mt. Sterling and Win
chester court brings hundreds of
cattle to their markets from the
mnuntians but the kind that have
passed through here going to Mt.
Sterling this time seem to be
odds and ends as they are all
sizes, shapes and colors with but
very few good cattle in the
bunches. Traders seem to be
picking up every cow and heifer
possible as well as steers and the
outlook for future calves is being
limited every day in this section
and further up in the mountains.
Scarcity of cattle is one thing
that is making them high and will
keep them high for some mouths
yet to come.
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Cow peas are fine this year in
Powell county where many crops
have been grown for feed. Both
the seed and vines are heavy
yielders, and they grow well on
thin soil like we have so much
of. Cow peas and Japan clover
together are u boon to this coun
try and where the two nrepersit
ently grown and fed to livestock
it proves a source of great profit.
Especially is this true when the
small cost of production and the
light outlay of capitul requir
ed is taken into consideration.
To Carry dut The Law.
Postmaster General Hitchcock
has issued instructions for carry
ing into effect the new newspa
per and periodical law, first re
turns under which must be made
by October 1st.
The law requires that publish
ers shall file on the first day of
April and October of each year,
both with the Postmaster Gener
al and with the local postmaster,
under penalty of denial of the
use of the mails, a sworn state
ment of the names and addresses
of the owner, publisher, editor,
managing editor and business
manager of their, newspapers and
periodicals. lleligious, frater
nal, temperance and scientific
publications are'excepted. For
a corporation, the names of the
holders of more.tlian 1 per cent,
of the slocks, bonds, or other se
curities must be iiivon, and in
the case of daily newspapers, a
statement of tfje average paid
circulation for tfcfe preceding six
months is required.
All editorial oi other reading
matter appearing'tn a newspaper
or magazine forthe publication
of which pay is algepted or prom
ised, must be mafked "advertise
ment" under peputy of a fine of
not less thaualfo or more than
Although' tKww'rwus no? fa
vored by the. Post.roltice Depart
ment," said Postmaster General
Hitchcock, "it will e adminis
tered faithfully andUmpartially.
In framing the aet Congress
doubtless had in mind the lead
ing daily newspapers, but it will
affect also nearly -18,000 week
lies. Many of these publications
are having a hard struggle for
existence and will find the mak
ing of returns a -considerable
Thursday was the closing day
of the Boone's Creek Baptist As
sociation, which has been in ses
sion at the church in beautiful
Powell's valley. The opening
sermon was by Rov. Richard
French and this ns the one deliv
ered by llev. J. M Ballcutine,
was very much appreciated. Maj.
J. N. Conkwright was Modera
tor. On Wednesday it was esti
mated thut over 8,000 people
were in attendance. The people
of that community were ex
tremely hospitable, furnishing
bountiful dinners and the com
forts of their homes. Winches
An Iowa girl secured a husband
by a message written on an egg.
Even matrimony is becoming
6omewhat of a shell game.
One great trouble with the
morals of this country is tha.
1 there are too many jails and not
enough happy homes.
Good luck sometimes goes ift
er a man with a search warrant,
I but the hustler is usually the
i man it is looking for.
' A man gets to the front some
times by being shoved by those
in the rear.
The president may prove him
self a larger bodyfthan congress.
Of Interest Clay City ites
Sept. 12th, 11)12.
To the citizens of Clay City :
Understanding that yon have
with you as Principal of your
school one of our former citizens
and teacher. Prof. .1. D. Falls,
we desire to congratulate you
upon securing his services. He
is a native of our town, without
a blemish upon his character or
reputation. A christian gentle
man and a scholar, he is one
whom we are proud to claim.
As a student of our county high
school, of which he is a graduate,
he won the Annual Oratorical
Contest medal at Ilardinsburg,
Ky., over that, school and Eliza
bethtown. Also the medal in
the annual Declamatory contest
in our own school. He is a" self
made man of ability, determina
tion, and integrity. We predict
that he will give yon a school of.
which you are proud and trust
that he will meet, at all times,
with your heartiest co-operation
and friendship, for he is well
worthy of your best faith anil
Dr. .1. E. Barnhill,
W. Claude Shultz,
Dock J. Miller,
Prices for New Corn.
The indications are that corn
will be cheaper this fall-than it
has been for years. One twenty
five acre field in Mercer county
was offered at $2.25 per barrel
recently. It is the general opinion
that the prevailing price will be
about $2 per barrel. Uarrods
A "sucker" sometimes finds it
hard to keep his head above
WALDRON & JOHNSON,
We carry a full line of General Merchandise and
are selling the goods to our large trade
and they tell us they are
You can do the same thing. . If you are not
already one of our nnny pleased customers,
come round -ome day' and give our place a
look through and let us price you some of our
goods.Thi-y willopenyoureyetoan opportunity.
over telephone, by messenger
in Clay City or near our store
Mt. Sterling Court.
Monday was September court,
day and stock market and there
was a good crowd in the city, the
weather being much cooler and
the day pleasant. There wore a
botit 8,000 head of cattle on the
market. There were at lcat
I(,I()0 head of feeding cattle soi l
on the roads in this city on Sat
urday and Sunday, buyers secur
ing the pick in that manner.
The cattle brought from 0 to (5.
cents per pound. Trade was
brisk at the pens and quality
was fairly good. Buyers were
here from Ohio, Illinois and oth
er states, and all over this State.
Scales were kept busy from
morning until night, and the day
was an excellent one from a bus
iness standpoint, as trade in mer
cantile lines was good every
where. The best. 1,000 pound
cattle brought OA cents: cows at
fromJJJ'to 1$, with few extra
ones selling at 5 cents. Mt. Ster
Word has been received hero
of the marriage of Miss Lucille
Daniel, of this city, to Mr. M.
Scott Moore, of Ci.illicothe, Mo.,
Thursday, Sept. 12th, at the
home of the bride's uncle, Mr. 11.
C. Chambers of that place. The
bride was a daughter of Mr."-D.-H.
Daniel of this city, and went
on a visit to relatives in Missouri
some few months ago.
Services 2nd and 4th Sabbaths of
Prayer Meetings, Wednesday even
ings. Chas. E. Mann, Pastor.
Your Orders j
or otherwise and if you live gij
we will deliver the good"