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VOL. XVIII. CLAY CITY, KY.t THURSDAY. MARCH (5, J9IH. NO. JO
The Boy Who fleets the Train.
The boy who meets tlio trnin
is not at: isolated example. Of
ten he is so well represented tit
the villno and Rfiiull town sta
tions that he makes a crowd,
lie makes the trip from one to
four or more times when riot bu
sy ut something else. Usually he
is on time, reaching the depot as
much us fifteen minutes' before
the train arrives, and spending
tis much time after it leaves.
There is little to" do but idlv
watch the train and its pasesngers
to see who gets ofT, and talk with
others who came with as little
purpose as himsalf.
Long day journeys prove that
tho number of boys who meet
the train is large. How ruth
lessly they waste time. The hour
or two spent each day in meet
ing the trains is largely wasted,
and yet they do not seem to give
it a serious thought. They lack
ti plan or any definite object.
Nothing has to be doue, so why
not seek, a little excitement as
the train goes through? The work
that belonged strictly to that day
was out of the way, and what
had to be done in the future
would be dispesed of in the same
way. Their attitude is appar
ently aimless. They go to the
train expectiug something to turn
up and they are starting in life
the same way.
Usually those who expect some
thing worth while to happen as
the train runs are disappointed,
and the same is true of those
who start into life without a
pain The boy may get less than
he aims at, but he will hardly
ever get more. It takes a vision,
an ideal, if you please, to bring
success. Something worth work
ing for must bo conceived and
kept before the mind's eye. Then
if the thing is going to be done
there won't be much time for
We are showing: an Elegant Line of
PALL AND WINTER
Cloaks and Wraps
Ladies' Suits, Millinery, and etc.
MEN!S AND BOYS' CLOTHING
to (it you and your pocketbook.
When you want any kind of Merchandise, think of
and give us the opportunity to please you as we
have been doing for so many years pail with
satisfaction both to you and ourselves.
Everything to Please theCustomer
"niceling 'rains" or otherwise
spending tiine-aiinlopsly. It is
true that today's work iniiy be
finished in time to idle some
hours, but if tomorrow's work is
to be made little better, some
studying and planning will have
to be d'li.e.
It is a mistake to preach or
practice all work and no play,
but going tc the train or. loafing
at the store does not fall into ei
ther class. Either of these is
just killing time, for the average
boy or man. Whether it is work
or play, the way to get the most
out of it is to go at it in earnest.
Half-hearted play and half-hearted
work arealike uiuatief ing.
There is always something worth
doing for pleasure or profit. Just
plain loafing need have a very,
very small place in the life of
any one. Southern Agriclutu-riBt.
The Times in Error.
Last week we made mention of
the marriage of Rev. M. T.
Chandler. In this we were in
error. It was a son of Rev. M.
T. Chandler who married. Mrs.
Chandler, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James Mauppin, and a sis
ter to Mrs. Jesse Eaton, of this
city, is still living. The Rev.
Mr. Chandler is located at Cyn
thiana instead of Paris. The
publicatiotTof snch an article is
very embarassing to the family
in this city and to us as "well. We
read the marriage notice in an
exchange, in which the initials 'M.
T.' were brought into, use, and
conjectured a little too far. We
regret the error as much as any
one could, though we acted in
good faith in publishing the
Beginning Monday, March lUili,
and all during next week we will
sell silk at very popular prices
Also reudy made silk waists.
Mrs. J. W Williams
Bride and droom Have Narrow Escape
Mr. George ShinUessel, of Clark
eoynty, and .Mies Etta Winburn,
daughter of-Bud Winhurn, of Snow
Creek, this comity, set out Monday
to drive to Winchester to get mar
ried. While fording Lulbegrud
creek the buggy seat broko and
the bride and groom elect were
plunged into the water and became
entangled in. the buggy top. It
was with great- "difficulty that they
made their way to the shore They
were then compelled to defer their
marriage to eojne future date.
A Popular Judge
Judge J. H. Evans, one of the
best Counfy'Judges in the State,
was in Stanton Monday on busi
ness. The Times is a fond ad
mirer 6f Judge Evans, as much
on the account of his devotion to
his county and his rare ability
ns county Ju(lge us to his pleas
ant and agreeable manners. The
Judge rarelyXover conies to our
county except when he has busi
ness. We arejthus incliued to re
mark, may his business connec
tions in roweu county multiply
Wants Ucrlckson to Run.
H. T. DerteKson is being men
tioned by lijja'ny Democrats of
the county 'lift' connection with
the race m ifjfa county this fall
for Sheriff. Vll r. Derickson is a
safe man, ajfdod Democrat and
: would. )nakelijend.id officer!
If he decides to run he will also
make the other candidate offer
ing for tho office know that they
have had the strongest kind of
opposition'if they beat. There is
no better qualified man for the
office in the county.
The Wilson Ciblnet.
The members of the new Cabi
net as appointed by President
Wilson is ns follows: Secretary
of State, Wm. J. Bryan, Nebras
ka; Secretary of the Treasury,
Wm. (i. McAdoo, New York ; Sec
retary of War, Lindley Garrison,
New Jersey; Attorney General,
James Mclleynolds, Tennessee;
Postmaster General, Albert Bur
leson, Texas; Secretary of the
Naw, Jnsephus Daniels, North
Carolina; Secretary of the Inte
rior, Franklin K. Lane, Califor
nia; Secretary of Agriculture,
David Houston, Missouri; Secre
tary of Commerce, William Red
field, New York; Secretary of
Labor, William Wilson, Peun
sylvania. Judge Hugh Rlddell.
Governor McOreary has ap
pointed Hugh Riddell Circuit
Judge to succeed. Judge Kedwine
deceased. Here's congratulations
to Judge Kiddell. He was our
man, not altogether bectuse he
is our personal friend, but be
cause he is known to us to be a
man of ability and honor, with.
out which no man can creditably
fulfiill the duties of tho high of
fi:o to which he has been ap
pointed. Tho Webb local option bill re
cently pagsed by Congress was
vetoed by l resident Tart ana re
turned to Congress whereupon it
was promptly paeeod over his ve
to by considerbly more than tho
necessary tw o. thirds vote, in both
Houses of Congress.
Last vear tho Kentuckv Do.
purtment of Education had con
siderable trouble with the school
census returns, owing to so many
city and districts padding their
lists. Tho department is taking
steps to prevent a repetition of
the padding this time.
Poor Market for Coal.
Southeastenr Kentucky coal
operators have been havJ hit by
the mild winter. Price at the
mines are claimed to be the low
est in many years, and the mar
keting of coal is presenting a hard
problem. Many mines have been
forced to close several days each
week because of overproduction
The situation is not expected to
improve materially until sum
mer, when work usually is brisk
in filling orders for the. following
fall and winter. Mining plants
in Southeastern Kentucky have
nearly doubled within the last
five years, and tho supply has
more than met the demand, al
though the market has consider
Viewers Make Favorable Report.
The viewers appointed by the
County Court at its February
term to locate a new road be
tween this city and Stanton made
their report favorable to the o
pening of such road. The road
as recommended by the Commis
sion will pass over the lands, of
Edwin Rose, It. W. Garrett, Wal
ter Hoskin, G. B. Conlee, A. J.
Martin and Will Stephens. It is
a shorter road than the old road
and is on good ground the great
er part of the route and is of an
What's Wrong With This Law?
A law has has just been passed
by the Arkansas Legislature and
approved by tha Governor in
which' a 'saloon in that State can
not be opened in any city or town
without first getting the consent
from the majority of the white
voters in such town or city.
Win. Howard Taft is now pri
vafe citizen and voter for the
first tune in his life. He is fifty-six
years old and has continu
ously held office since he was first
old enough at twenty-one years.
And let us show you what a nice line of goods
we carry. Our stock of Dry Goods, Notion,
Groceries, Hardware, Clothing, Shoes and etc. is
THIS COMBINED WITH OUR
Make it to your interest to givo us a good share of
your trade. We strive to please our customers be
cause weknuweatisfied customers areourbestassets.
Yours to please,
WALDRON & JOHNSON,
Celebrates 100th Anniversary.
Kathenne Maker, the oldest wo
man in Washington county todav
celebrated the 100th anniversary of
her birth by taking her first auto
mobile ride over a brick highway
which is Deing constructed through
the Crosscreek section. Despite
the fact that the aged woman w
now on the other side of the cen
tury mark she enjoys the best of
health and retains all of her facul
ties except hearing. She is able to
read without glasses and puts in a
great deal of her time sewing quilt
patching and other work of this
The Crosscreek section turned
out in full to celebrate this event
and during the day ttpuards of 201)
persons called at the Baker home
to congratulate Miss Baker upon
her long life. All of the residents
of tho surrounding section brought
well filled baskets with them and
at noon a dinner was served on the
lawn. Tho Crsncreek band wan
out and furnished music for the
With all of her hundred yearn
Miss Baker looks younger than
many persons of 75.
The above is a clipping from a
Pennsylvania paper sent Mrs. E.
N, Wilson, a niece of this well
preserved old lady A letter was
sent here making inquiry of Mr.
Jimmie .Baker the grand old man,
who, for several years, lived on
jdardwick'screek where 'Squire Da
vis now resides and he died there.
Mrs. Wilson was adaughtorof Mr.
Miss Baker ia the oldest of fif
teen children and is the only one
Since the advent of the first
month of Spring we have been
havim; typical March weather.
Our Store l