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CLAY CITY TIMES
J. E. Bwgher, PuWwlwr. We are Here to Help Clay CHy, Hw Surrounding pounlry and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
VOL. XXI. CLAY CITY, KY., THURSDAY, JULY 20. 1916. NO. 21)
A Red Fex Tale.
One night last week the family
of John Hose on Beech Fqrk had
retired for the night, sleeping up
stairs, with several of the doors
down stairs open on account of
the heat, They had not been in
bod long . before they heard
pack 'of hounds coming in ful
tilt over" the ridge, from the deep
woods; making the music so dear
to a hunter's heart. They were
headed straight for Mr- Rose'
house and when.near it the dogs
stopped running, short oil and
were heard no more:
When the next day dawned
the Roses rose and went about
the daily affairs. One, going to
do the breakfast cooking, was
astonished to see a big red fox
coolly curled up under the kitch
en cabinet. With a shout' for
help, and one or two nice little
screams, the fun began. The
women folks armed with their
U8ualv weapons poker, rolling
pin and Rtbve-wood set in to
the fray in deadly earnest and
Mr. Fox saw in a moment that
in hiding iu there from the dogs
he bad: jumped' out of the frying
pan into the fire. The folks
fought well but the fox dodged
the better and quick out through
a window he went with a crash
and a red fox's swift good-bye?-
Somewhere among the lime
stone ledges of Beech Fork thai
fox is, resting, up (or ' another
chase when John Maxwell toots
his hunting horn in- the beech
grovesup 'there, but -it's' Jong.
oddB thaf he-wilFev agaiarfctt
an open window or a flying stick"
A box supper will be held in
the school house yard Saturday
night under the auspices of the
Ladies' Aid of fhe Methodist
church. The young ladies are
each expected to bring a box of
goodies, which is to be sold to
the highest bidder. Letuouade
and cake will also be served by
the ladies. Everybody invited
Home at Last
Ben Mastiu was brought to his
home near Powell'sVnlley church
Saturday night in a very serious
condition. He was met at Lex
ington by Dr. Martin who cared
for him on the train. The first
report that he was suffering from
tuberculosis is not true, but he is
in a very dangerous condition,
and may not recover.
Camp Meeting at Vaughn's Mill.
' The Revs, Wm. Kirk, of this
city, arid W, L. Byrd, of Spout
Spring, wilMiolda cninp meeting
iu the u. w. Lyio grove on war a
pick's creek,, beginning Saturday
July 22nd. There will be an ull
day service Sunday with dinner
on the ground. All persons are
most cordially invited to attend
At Last-A Girl!
Dr. Irvin reports the biHh of
n ten-pound daughter to Mr. and
Mrs. Win. Aduius, July '20th.
This is six children in that fami
ly, the iirs.t five being boys.
The big drilling machine thut
came the other day was fur work
lit, the Mn ft Abney Hollow of
llardwick's Creek, where they
wTll sink a well for Kennon Bros.
J. A. Cex Dead.
Prof. Jasper A. Cox, who
taught school at Stanton, Wat
tersvillo and Spout Spring back
in the latter 80's and early 00's,
is dead in Missouri according to
information received by us. The
dato of his death was not men
tioned but possibly was several
His wife, who was a Miss Tip
ton, of Cow Greek, Estill county,
is also dead. Prof. Cox was a
favorite teacher of his day. He
will be particularly remembered
on account of his introduction of
phonetic spelling. In this way he
soon taught the young pupils to
observe' aud use the diacritical
marks iu their spellers aud
Shipping Fine Stock.
Our enterprising young farmer
N. V. Rose, left Lexington last
Friday morning with a car of
thoroughbred Hampshire sheep,
twenty one in number, taking
them to Walnut Hall Stock Farm
in Colorado, where they are rais
ing ull kinds of first-class stock
to supply the great farms and
ranches of that inland empire,
Colorado, and' its surrounding
States. He will be gone some
ten or fifteen days.
D. R. Daniel is receiving today
for ehipraoot tomorrow one car
londQf cattle and a mixed car of
1'ainb RhdJ'"hoK8V Soma- "of- theJ-
Iambs-he engaged some months
ago at-Cj. cents. The more recent
purchases he paid 8centsfor. He
paid 8jc for the hogs.
ORPHANS' HOME ITEMS.
The children enjoyed an outing
on the 4th of July.
We are thankful to Mr. and
Mrs. Bloom and Mr. and Mrs. Ea
ton for the donation of plums.
Cynthia Patrick spent a tew
days at the Home on her waj t o
Highlund College at Guerrant.
The horse was put out of com
mission by a snake bite but ow.
ng to Mr. Wright's timely help
he is getting over it ulcely.
We have not been able to set
all the things planted that we
desired, owing to the fact that
we could not get the ground
Leader: Mrs. S. T. Ourr.
Subject : Enthusinsm ; ItsYal
tie; Uow to uultivate it.
Lesson: Is. 12, 1-6.
Enthusiasm, Mrs. T. P. Mountz.
The Value of Enthusiasm.
Mrs. w K. Cassidy.
(2) Mrs. Joe Mbuntz.
How to Cultivate Enthusiasm.
Miss Ruth Eaton.
1) Miss Ethyl Duncan.
0. 0. Eaton.
8) Miss Adaline Huzelrigg.
A BlbleViewof the Luck of En-
tliusiasin, Rev. 8, 14 10. Mrs. J.
I . UillUO.
An Enthusiasm Hint was not
Through, Gul. 7.O. Mrs. R. L.
I he Sublime Enthusiasm of
uul, Phil, 3, 4 10. Mrs. Emma
The Enthusiasm of Jesus, John
0. 4. 5: John 12: 14, 17, 24, 20.
Miss Esther SearleB.
Russell Takes to the Field.
Albert Burgher and John Kirk
leffiTuesday for Furnace to build
a water reservoir on a ridge some
where out there, where F. B.
Russell, of Louisville, is getting
ready to drill. Mr. RuBSell has
lots of oil lands in that section,
and we understand he is to drill
a number of wells, one at least
of which is where they have to
pump the water from the big
springs out to the top of the
mountain to rub the drilling en
giue. There is hardly a doubt
but we will have reports of some
fine wells for Mr. Russell.
We understand that they made
$30.40 at the ice cream supper at
the Christian church Saturday
night. The amount would have
been larger if it had not rained
as night came on. They had a
very pleasant time, enjoying the
occasion to the utmost, and the
cakes and cream were so good
that they cleaned up everything
they could eat, before the Con
cert Band had come to the final
tune "God be, with you till we
Bkths and Deaths in Powell
According to a report of the
Kentucky State Board of Health,
Powell county-for the first four
months of this year had 88 births
and 13 deaths. Nine of these
deaths were from preventable
diseases; thteo.oi them were
of them were from tuberculosis
of. the lungs.
Another DriHing Machine.
Another oil drilling machine
has arrived in the city. It is be
ing taken to a farm near Yirden
where the Kenova Oil Company
will sink a well. This will be
the first developments on Brush
creek and here's hoping that the
venture will be successful iu find
ing an abundat flow of oil of the
In Serious Condition.
Mrs. Albert Easter who has
been afflicted for several years
with asthma and heart trouble
tins become very much worse and
ts in a very dangerous condition.
O.ie of her limbs has bursted
from the excessive swellings. Her
daughter, Mrs J. A. Walters, of
Ford, has been called to her bed
Will Preach at Vaughn's Mill.
Eld. Cleo Purvis, pastor of the
local Christian church, will preach
at the Vaughn's Mill Christian
church Saturday night, and Sun
day afternoon at 8 o'clock. The
public is cordially invited to at
tend these servicos.
The Clay City National Bank
has one of their splendid reports
in ttiis issue. It is always n source
of satisfaction to the depositors
and a source of gratification to
the stockholders to read a report
of this solid old institution.
The drilling on the Mountz
farm near town continues to a
depth of over C00 feet. The in
(Mentions for oil are good and the
promoters nro hopeful for a good
(By P. O. Derthick.)
Cliff Chaney is in Jackson, at
tending Breathitt County court
Miss Mabel Knox visited her
uncle Ben Martin, at Lombard
Mrs. S. K. Baird and daughter
of Gordonton, visited John W
Willirms last week.
vv. v . Auanis is home again
after several days' visit with kin
folks in Clark county.
J. D. Atkinson was in Frank
fort last week on business before
the Court of Appeals.
Joe Newland of Jackson is run
ning the drilling machine of Pat
rick Bros, on the Alex Fox place,
John Morris of Thurman, Ohio
was here last week to see hi
brother Henry, who 13 quite
The fill has been completed
for the new depot aud work wil
soon be started for its construe
Miss Visa Jones took with
fainting spell and fell, hurting
herself quite severely, one day
Miss Emma Williams of Estill
is visting the family of Henry
Daniel and attending the Insti
tute, this week.
D. R. Clark returned Friday
from Quicksand, where he had
gone on business connected with
Rev. Henry Townsend of Rad
ical was here on business Tuesday
going on to Clay City. He preach
ed at Mt. Canaan Sunday.
Misses Eloise and Elsie Vance
left Saturday for a visit with their
grandmother, Mrs. Vance, iu
Lexington, for several days.
Mrs. Allie Christopher of Win
Chester and her sister, Mrs. Chan.
ey of Campton Jet. visited Mrs
Lennie Crowe, over Sunday.
John E. Patrick of Jackson
waB here last week in connction
with his oil interests, aud they
are drilling on the Fox land.
Mrs. Hanks of Winchester vis
ited her mother, Mrs. Holly, last
week. Mrs. Holly went home
with her for a visit of several
Mr. and Mrs. Webb and clul
dren, who have been visiting at
Mrs. Creed s for several days,
have returned to their home at
Mrs. J. W. Williams and her
sister, Mrs. Kate Bohannan, have
returned from Detroit, lhey re
port one of the finest trips they
have ever taken.
Mrs. Rose has returned from
Hot Springs, Ark, where she has
been under treatment for the
past month. She is somewhat
improved in health.
Mrs. J. H. Mullins and daugh
ter of Coruetsville in Perry, Mrs.
Sarah Holmes and Mary Crab
tree, visited with the family of
Geo. Knox lust week.
0. 0. Epeus and wife of New
Ross, Intl., are here visiting their
many relatives, and are at pres.
out with the- latter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jack Welch.
The little child of Richard
Williams died at the Furnace
and was brought to Stanton and
thence to Bath county for burial.
The Reason Why at Furnace
The Clay City Ball Team,
feeling mighty good over wollop
ing Stanton the other day, lit
out to Furnace, Sunday, tickled
to death with the way they were
going to lay out tho backwoods
boys up there, but the Furnace
boys were loaded for bear ; they
had a diamond in a last year's
corn-field, full of old bumps and
humps and cornstalks. But they
had a big game, all right enough,
and our boys were treated nice,
and had pie, and gassed some,
and smelt some gass, and finally
got the patchen knocked oil' of
them in the 9th inning the score
being 7 to 8, in favor of Furnace.
While our boys won't admit any
thing much, it's generally under
stood that the real reason for the
beat was our boys looking at the
at those pretty country girls who
came to cheer the other side.
But they played well, consider
ing the beauty, our boys did!
Feeling for Fish
Ray White and Austin John
son went fishing the other day to
decide a bet as to who could
catch the first fish. Ray was
seated on a bluff bank and he
took a slip and scooted in with
a great splash. After watching
Ray flouuder around for a min
ute or so, with water in his ear
and mud on his nose. Austin
pulled iu his hook, remarking to
Ray that if he was going after
fish like a didapper the bet was
The repairing work on Mr.
Waldron's house in Mechanics-
ville is about completed. With
new foundations, new chimneys,
painting aud papering, they have
now a thoroughly renovated
Tilford Abney is preparing for
housekeeping again. Mrs. Asa
Jones, who is now in his Iiousp,
will soon move to Hamilton, 0.
where her husband is working.
Jeff Martin was in Winchester
last week under the care of Dr.
Browne, for kidney trouble. Ho
was put on a buttermilk diet
which he says goes pretty hard
Thos. Bolin, of Bates county,
Mo., is visiting his old friends
aud associates of boyhood days.
He was raised within a mile and
a half of Stanton. He is enjoy-
ng his visit immensely.
D. Breeze, who has been sick
for many months in Illinois, aud
ater at the Furnace, is quite
ow. ills death may occur any
moment. His two daughters at
tended school here last year.
Mrs J. 0. Ilanley will levo Fri
day for her homo in Newcastle,
a., where she will visit until
school opens up again. Prof.
lanley will go with her to Ohio,
where he will preach on Sunday.
C. B. Rosnbarger of Washim;.
ton, D. C, tho advance man of
he Katclillo Chautauqua, was
here two days this week, helping
tho organization 01 tho men
for the chautauqua to bo hold in
(Coutintuxl ou Last Iago)