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Wc are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves.
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
CLAY UITY, KY, THURSDAY, AUGUST .17. J 91 6.
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if.:H-bfiI Snow Creek Church.
I Onhhuridrc'd vcars- ago the old
V j, yasjjft iiquriBiiiiiE- orguiuzuuuii vi
6? thhait. Ajmovemcnt however
nas: uepn suiriuu- jo. ruviyi; una
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, cnurcn, ann aimosugyougic" niuiiuy
Jms .bqe.tf promised wbmld a house,
- ' Manjr-of 'tholicst people who. ever
. liycdsm'this county fere buried in the
- ' Sfj 6Jfc', mlr nT.nS.ti vnnl Tliia
place 6& burial hnC recently been
fenced arid clearcd'oiT. C. C. Dan-
jjpl who tiwns the. ' adjoining land,
.;will giye'tbore grqund to the old
'.fsite'rand help to finance the undcr-
fii" this connection it may be in
tercstihe to state that the editor
has in his possession, handed down
to him from his great great grand
daddy Niblack a" bcund volume of
the Methodist Magazine published
in 1825. Written in the back of
"this book we find this inscription,
legibly penned, in ink:
"May the 9th, 1835": In the year of
our Jord, 1KJ5, Sunday school commen
ced at Snow Creek meeting house, first
Sabbath in May.".
The Rev. Peter Akcrs was then
1 the minister on the "Lexington Cir
i ;Ot cuit as is recorded by this old high
Vvly prized volume. This Rev. Akers
: Mnva'sii great uncle of Mr. J. W. F.
" ; i!mimS "ost valuable and hon-"jrablc-
ilttaclie ,of this office.
jft t -.i - Work Starts on Koads.
LlV t Ttu4- itnKAdo Miff tnt in T?cf ill .Ann.
ry Elder Geo. ,W, Mcrntbsli'lifts be-'
cun the improvement oi uiat
stretch of rough road along his
farm. He is nutting down bed
rock and grading up the road, and
graveling it, making a first-class
road of its kind.
Elder Mcintosh so improved a
' portion of this road two years ago
on his own responsibility, and
' therefor received the thanks of hun
dreds of travelers. This will be on
the route of the Stanton-Irvine in
tercounty scat road. It thus seems
that Estill without bonds will beat
us. There aro other enterprising
citizens in tho neighborhood who
will join in where Elder Mcintosh
, leaves off. It is also a cinch that he
knows how to build a road, and has
dona as much work on tho roads.
" near him without pay as any man
Assassinated in Tennessee.
Wm. Whitt wub assassinated
at Edvvina, Tenh., Friday night
He being a native of Clark coun
ty, the remains were brought to
Winchester Sunday where they
were buried Monday.
Whitt married ' Miss Maude
Kimbroll, of Indian Fields, u sis
tor to John Kimbrell, of this city.
Mr.-Klmbrell and his wife at
tended the buriul at Winchester
Died at Bowen.
Mose Uuftoti died at his home
at Bowen and vaa buried at Chop
, Oheafnut. He waB 84 years of
A age and U survived by. a wife and
four children. He was buried
with the honors of the Jr. 0. U.
A. M., in the presence of. a large
The heavy rains which coutiu.
-.u to Jal.'kening the river up a
- great, portion of (lie (line, is do
mik ngpod .to crops.qn the riveVi
H(i.i8 vYashlpg hillside fields.
Man Escapes Horse Drowns.
After the heavy nun Tuesday
,aferiloon, a traveling optician,
whose flame we could not, learn,
but-is some foreigner, drove into
a -creek crossing on the Hard
wick's creek ro.'d. The water
was very swift and washed the
buggy and horse down stream.
The man made his escape by some
one coming along and rendering
aid. The buggy was found some
distance down the creek next
day, completely demolished; the
horse was found still further
down the creek.
Ihe horse nnd buggy were the
property of a Richmond livery.
Persons who saw the horse before
drowning say he was well worth
And still some people think it
is right to tax the peoplo living
along rue Uardwick's Lreek road
and all other roads in the county
for 20 years to build one and a
half roads in the county and at
tho same time let these peonle
swim the creeks nnd plunge the
mud. Tho vyriter is one that
does npt believe this is righUand
shall fifjlir such an unfair Dron-
The Blue Grass 'Federation of
Labor is arranging for a big cele
bration at Lexington September
nd, when Hon. W. B. Wilson,
Secrexar-y of Labor in President
WilsonTcatine't. will'deliver the
principal addreps at 7:80 that
evening. There will be other
speakers and a great time is an
ticipated. A general invitation
is extended to the public and al
organizations of labor.
the two weeks protracted
meeting conducted at Phavis Hill
Olark county, in which Pastor L,
F. Martin, of this city, was as.
sisted by Elder 0. E. French, of
Virginia, III., closed Monday
night with seventeen additions
to tho church. 0. T. Hughes, of
Bear Track, Ky., led the singing.
This meet ing Was pronounced by
the membership to be the best
ever held at this church.
Ben Mastin, who was brought
back trom Cincinnati several
weeks ago in a very serious con
dition, and who so remained for
some time, is uow improving
very satisfactory, and his physi
cian, Dr. Martin, is now hopeful
that he will get up again. This
will be good news for his many
friends who have been auxiously
awaiting a turn for the better.
Two distinct explosions of dy.
namite in the river near the edi
tor's homo was heard by the
writer Saturday night. "We do
not know as to how many fish they
got, but we would like to see the
law get them in rigid clutches.
Complete returns show the
election of Flem D. Sampson, of
Burbouraville, as the Republican
nominee for Judge of the Court
of Appeals, instead of A. J. Kirk.
of Pain,t8ville, as the first reports
Powell-itcs Will be There.
Jt has been definitely decided
that Vice-President Thos. R.
Marshall and Congressman Thos.
F. Heflin,' of Alabama, will be
the principal speakers at the
Winchester opening of the Dem
ocratic campaign on September
Oth. It. is also probable that Hon.
Scott Ferris, of Oklahoma, will
address the crowd that is expect-,
ed from all parts of the State.
All are oratorsAif the renown and
will interest, educate and eleo
trify. The people of Winches
ter and Clark .county aro work
ing day and night to make the
opening the greatest in the his
tory of theBtate and they are of
tuo cuaracter that know no such
word as foil. With the tlow
oratory, the feast of barbecued
meats, . burgoo and other eata
bles, all who attend are insurer
that they will feel that it is good
to be there. Everybody is invit
ed and expected.
Prize for Moonlight School
The State prize for the best
moonlight school will be a trip to
Washington asguest of the Ken
tucky delegation in Congress
next winter wlijlo Congress is in
session. The Kentucky delega
tion in Congress is composed of
Senators OllioM. James and J
C. Beckham ; C2nsressmen Swa
ger Sherley, Harvey Helm, J. 0
Cantrill, A. Wj. Barkley, A. V,
Rouse. D. H.-AKincheloe. W. J,
son, J. W. LaifgJey. High hon
ors will be accorded the winning
teacher by the delegation, in.
eluding his presentation to the
President. For principal points
upon which the prize will be
awarded, write Kentucky Illiter
acy Commission, rranktort.
.Hubert uurgher, the only eon
of John W. Burgher, of Vaughn's
Mill, has returned home from the
soldiers' camp at Ft. Thomas.
Ho was not mustered into serv
ice after being called there, as
reported in a previous issue of
The Times. He enlisted in the
service of UncleSam about twelve
months ago. but could not at this
time pass the examination on ac
count of underweight and a crip
pled font which he cut a sliort
time after he enlisted.
Trustee Election Changes Time.
The election of trustees for the
common schools will not be held
this year in August as formerly,
but will be held the first Satur
day in October instead. The law
was so changed owing to the fact
that the primary and trustee
election coming on tho same day
in August always caused a slack
ened interest in the trustee elec
tion in favor of the often oxcita-
Returns from Hospital.
F. G. Coulee returned yestor.
day from Lexington where he
underwent a slight operation
ast week. Except from weak
ness and a slightly paled face,
Mr. Coulee looks but little worst
ed for his operation.
Cecil Tracy, son of Tilden
Tracy, of Dayton, is visiting his
cousins, Hoke and Frnnkliu
The condition of Wm. Eaton.
Sr. has become juiore critical in
the past fow'day8.
Colored Folks Leaving
According to a well informed
local colored citizen, over 250 ne
groes hn,ve left Montgomery coun
ty in the past few months for
Northern cities, principally in
Ohio, where attractive wages are
ueing oitereu by big concerns
who have war munitions con
tracts. The vote in the two col
ored wards here in the recent
primary was less than half cast
last fall. Many vacant houses
are to be found throughout the
colored section. Local agents
for industrial insurance compan
ies who do a large business
among the colored folk place the
estimate of migrating negroes
much higher than above quoted.
Mt Sterling Gazette.
Increase in Population.
The preliminary report of Vi
tal Statistics show that there
were reported during the first six
months of 1910, 28.G06 births and
14,003 deaths, leaving a net gain
of 18,703 in population. Of the
deaths 2,070 were taken away by
tuberculosis; 1,078 by pneumo
nia, and one by small pox, the
most guarded against of all dis
eases; 070 met death by violence.
This vital statistics law is re
garded by many as a bother, but
it is good for us to know how fast
we are coming into the world,
and how rapidly we are depart
ingand from what causes.
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Shoot Well rails.
The Virden well drilled in two
weeks ago was shot Monday with
nitroglycerine, but it did no
good. The oil in this section
is not producing the show we
have" all been fondly hoping for,
uuc uriuing is not all over, we
earn. Here is still hoping for
something better at the last hour
Oil is found in nearly every hole
put down, but the quantity is too
Kentucky will get, this year,
$07,471, of the Government's
$5,000,000, appropriated to all
the States for the improvement
ot roads over which U. S. mail is
carried. The law provides that
the btato or county must put up
ike amount, this money can
only be spent in building roads,
which, when built, must bo kept
up by tho counties. The law
provides that all roads so im
proved must be substantial in
Goes to Indiana Bank.
O. C. Atkinson, of Stanton, has
been elected Cashier of the New
lichmond, IikI., State Bank, and
will move there to assume his du-
ies. Clarence is a very profi.
cient man and will make good.
for several years Mr. Atkinson
was connected with the Clay City
National Bank, and later with
the bank at Beattyville.
Clay City Boys Promoted.
Tom and Allen Rose, formerly
f this city, have each boon pro
moted to tho position of conduc
tors on the Irviue division of the
& N. railroad.
W. S. Oanuiug, district divis
ion engineer, was hero last week
ooking over the road the Road
Commission has had located and
(By P. O. Derthick.)
Mrs. Profitt's sister of Louis
ville and her four children from
the Masonic Home are visiting
Prof. Shearer and his wife, who
was Miss Mina Knox are here
from New York visiting their
many relatives and friends. He
preached at the Presbyterian
Tho writer spent four days in
Menefee county in and around
Frenchburg, and not getting home
till Tuesday night, he is short on
news this week. This has to go
to press on Wednesday morning.
Mrs. Mollie Crawford and baby,
Martel, who have been visiting
their parents, Wm. Hardwick
and family, were called to Jack
son by the killing of Alex Craw
ford who was shot bv George
Spencer at Oukdale.
Among those who attended the
Blue Grass Fair at Lexinftnn
were Wm. Hardwick, Robt. Con
lee and wife, Dr. J.E. Lemming,
nattie Hardwick. Others prob
ably attended but the writerfail
ed to get their names.
The Sunday School picnic that
was to have been held some time
ago and was called off on account
of rates, will be held in the near
future. Mr. J. D. Atkinson has
spcured good fates and the date
will be announced later.
The new fence around three
sides- of the cemetery is being put
up at this writing and is a big
improvement to the town. Sev
eral came in and cut down the
weeds and grass that had grown
up and it helps the looks of. the
place very much. Wo are going
to form a Cemetery Association
and charge dues of 10 nonts
month and hire a man to look
after the cemetery and keep it in
good condition. We will bo verv
proud of it then and it is honed
that everybody who is interested
in tho looks and improvement of
the place will juin tho Associa
tion. Send in your name if you
do not see any of the members
in Stanton. Toby Anderson is
putting up the fence and ho is
called the best fencer in Powell
lite Chautauqua held at Stan
ton was a splendid success and
was thoroughly enjoyed by every
body who nttonded. So well
pleased were the citizens of the
towu and county that the follow-
ng men have signed the guaran
tee for next year for another
Chautauqua from tho same bu
reau, but with different and bet
ter talent: Dr. I. W. Johnson,
Fred Blackburn. E. II. Fuller.
M. R. Lyle, O. O. Atkinson, J. F.
Ware, Wm. Hardwick, Luther
Stephens, J. C. Uanley, Romulus
Jackson, John D. Atkinson, Mrs.
late Boliaunan, R. O. Hall, J. R.
Stone, Bert Crowe, John W. Wil-
iams, Judgo A. T. Knox, J. M.
Welch, Robt. M. Coulee, James
Ohauey, F. O. Wills, J. S. Ewen,
tobt. Lwen, J. Milt Coulee, O.
N. Crowe, James Welch, Wm.
Garrett, Dudley Caudoll,aud tho