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J. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Cay City,!1 Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
VOL. XXI. CLAY CITY. YM THURSDAY, AUGUST 8J. J9IG NO. 35
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A. T. Whkl, Truetee.
At a meeting of the creditors
of the Pearsite Company in Mi.
Sterling Monday, A. T. Whitt
was selected as trustee to wind
up the business of the company
iu thiscity. The assets consists of
the company's plant in this city.
The liabilities will reach approx
imately $85,000, of which prob
ably as much as $10,000 will be
coming to the employees of the
company in Clay Oity, and these
are preferred creditors. Mr,
Whitt has not yet selected the
appraisers, but will do so in
few days and proceed to wind up
the affairs of the corporation.
The Pearsite Company came to
this city nearly one year ago and
spent thousands of dollars in
building aud equipping their
plant, but operations were closed
down when part of the stock
holders, who are Pittsburgh cap
italists, failed to pay up the stock
they subscribed to the venture
Tlie coal products business is
one that is represented to yield,
enormous profits for operation,
aud now that the plant here is to
be sold, it is hoped that some
concern will acquire it that has
the capital suQicient to success,
fully put the plant in operation.
It would mean much to Clay City
and adjacent territory.
The Railroad Strike.
will have a. general strike or rail
road employees who are clamor,
log for an eight hour day. In
that event all forms of transpor
tation will be tied up and persons
caught away from home wilfhave
to stay away until they can wall?
in, unless they happen to have
enouuli cash to hire an automo
bile, to bring them in. We will
then have the pleasure of living
the isolated life that our grand
fathers used to live before the
day of tlt$ steam car. One lam
entable fact will be that we can
not buy a paper to learn how se
rious the strike is. 1Vo could
stutid if better if we knew just
how it was going on.
Holds Valuable Leases.
The Stillwater Wolfe county,
oil lield is looming
barrel well was brought iu lust
week on the Sample farm. At
torney A. T. Stewart, of Stanton;
holds leasee on 2,345 acres of land
in t.his territory, his lease on the
Purkius place being within 260
yards of the 20 barrel well'Tii
this field there are uow being
pumped 31 wells, seven of these
tire on a line to Mr. Stewart's
Perkins lease. Here's hoping
success for Mr. Stewart in his oil
' :Goes to Wilhurst.
J, W, F. Williams, who for the
past eijiht mouths has been con
nected with this oilice, has sev
ered his connections hero and
taken a position as head book
keeper with the firm of Taylor &
Crabtreo, timber men, coal pp.
orators and merchants al Wil
hurst. While we very much re.
gretted to loseMr, Williams from
our office force, we are glad to
he is so well fixed at
The Missionary Conference
Editor Clay City Times,:
win you Kindly allow me
space to say a few words about
the Bible Study and Missionary
This meeting, as has been an
nounced, will be held in the
Presbyterian church at Stanton,
during next week. . It will be
under the auspices of the Stan
ine uonierence movement is
of rather recent origin. It is
somewhat in the nature of the
Chautauqua, only that its work
is confined to religious subjects
and methods of work for Chris
tian workers. In nearly all cen
ters of learniug in these days,
Conferences are held of from
week to ten days' duration. Men
and women of note in their spo
cial lines of work ar1j secured to
address the people and to give in
struction'in the Bible. No at
tempt, is maue to discuss ques
tions of a doctrinal or coutrovor
sial nature. The primary objet
of the Conference is to make it
possible for people who would
not otherwise have the opportun
ity of hearjng great teachers, to
come under the instruction of
some of the leaders of Christian
thought. It is a privilege that is
being highly appreciated in the
many places where these Confer
ences are held. And the great,
desire, is. to secure . through.the,
Conference a deepening of the
spiritual life of Ohistiun people
Stanton and Powell county should
feel that they are highly privi
leged in having a meetiug ofjhis
kind held here.
Among the persons who will
have places pn the program of
these meetings 'are the following:
The Rev. Joseph Kyle, D. D., of
Xena Theological Seminary, who
will have an hour for Bible Stu
dy each afternoon and who will
also deliver an inspirational ad
dress each evening. Dr. Kyle if
a preacher whostauds among the
foremost of the country and he is
bible teacher without a supe
rior. Kev. A. JU. lialdiuger, of
Pittsburg, Pa., will deliver ad
dressee on Tuesday and Wedncs
day afternoons on Sabbath School
work, and also have charge of
the Vesper service on the even
ings of those daysL Mr. Thomas
B. Talbot, of Winchester, will bo
present ou Thursday and Friday
to talk in the afternoons on Sab
bath School work aud other sub
jects. Mrs. Talbot, will have
charge of children's -work, hold
iug a meeting especially for the
children each day. Mrs. Tal
bothus recently returned from
the great Hollow Rock camp
meeting, at Hollow Ruck, O.,
where sho has been engaged in
t li is same kind of work. The
Rev. Mr. Washburn, a mission
ary in Africa, who is at present
in this country, will be present
Tuesday afternoon and tell of his
work among the people of Afri
ca. Persons who have heard Mr.
Washburn pronounce his address
as the best inissionaryr address
they havo ever heard. Mrs. Han
ley will organize a mission study
class to stuuy tlie hook "inula
Awakening." This part of the
(Continued on Last PuijoK
Sheeting at. Church Services.
While engaged in meetiug at
LeRose, Owsley county, Sunday,
Eld. L. F. Mai'tin, of this city
had quite- an,ejtciting time. Two
jfoung ieiiows irom meainirc
county were present and aimed
to run the bluffjOn tho parson and
break up tho -ineeting, in which
guns were brought into use,
Bro. Martin succeeded iu getting
them quieted down and procee'd-
ed with the'seryices, which at the
close was rewarded with nine ac
cessions to the church. Imme
1 a. "a
raiateiy ntter tno services were
concluded audi' the congregation
had partly assembled in the yard,
one ot tlie aisniruers snot tnree
times into the: crowd: but for
tunately the .bullets went wild
ana no one wae-injurea.
Loses Valuable Mare.
Bert Eaton (Irove over to Mt
Sterling Monday to attend the
creditors' meeting of the Pearsite
Company. He put his mare
which he drove up at Cox's liv
ery. at, about one o'ciock lie
called for her to start home, but
had her hitched temporarily to
look for a friend before leaving.
Upon being hitched to a post the
mare pu.IeaacK, ana broke
oose when her. head struck an
other Dost behind her. Droducimr
almost instant?death. Mr. Eaton
valued his marc at 8125.00
School to Begin Sept. 4th.
The Clay City. Graded School
will begin next Monday Septem
ber 4th with Prof. Neal A. Ran,
son as Jrnncipai; 1 rot. u, u
Smith, 1st assistant : Miss Cold-
iron, of Hazel Greeu, teacher in
the primary department. The
school building has been put in
ui excellent condition for the
session, and with tno excellent
corps of teachers, the children at
tending this 6cliool should have
nothing to do but study and
A. T. Whitt, Powell county
representative of the enviable
Ford automobile, has sold two
more cars. Judge A. T. Knox
gets one while, the other goes to
J. B. Eaton. The Ford is said
to be especially adapted to the
roads of this portion of the
State. At least this is the ver
dict of all Ford owners. There
are now nine automobiles using
the roads of Powell county.
Attends Creditors' Meeting.
Quite a number of Clay City
people, creditors of the Pearsite
Company, bankrupt, attended
the first meeting of the creditors
at Mt. Sterling Monday. L. W.
Searles is tho largest creditor in
tho city, he holding about $2,000
against the defunct company.
One of the finest tobacco crops
ever grown in Central Kentucky
is now most ready for the knife
and iu faot a great deal of the
weed is now being put on tho
ptick. The acreage in Powell is as
small this year as" usual.
. i -
Dr. Goodwln,vthe dentist, will
be In his oflico iujthis city after
Sept. 1st. Call aiid. get your den
tal, worn aono. . .
County Convention Meeting.
The County Convention of the
Church of Christ will be held at
the North Bend Church in Pow
oil county, beginning on Friday
night, Sept. 1st and will hold un
til Sept. 3rd. Bring a basket
full of something to eat with you
on Sunday, for we will have din
ner on the ground and preaching
all day. Program :
Preaching on Friday night by
D. G. Combs, of Mt. Sterling.
Saturday iu the forenoon, read
iug of reports from all churches
in the county.
In the afternoon short sermons
from some of our best mountain
Saturday night, "Our Plea,''
by Z. Ball, Monica, Lee county.
Sunday morning at, 8 o'clock,
At 9 o'clock, Cleo Purvis, Pas
tor Clay City church, with his
At 10 o'clock, one hour of sink
ing led by Tyler Hughes, Bear
Track, Ky., and John A. Rogers,
At 11 o'clock, preaching by H.
W. Elliott, Sec'y of State Mis
sions, sulphur, Kv.
At noon, dinner on the ground.
At 1 o'clock, preaching by W.
T. Adams, "The Message to the
Sunday night, "Our Account
with God," by Pastor, L. F. Mar
To Sink Another Well.
The Kenova Oil Company
which drilled in a very good well
near Virden two weeks ago and
later shot the well, has not aban
doued the field, though the wei
failed to come up to expecta
tions. They will drill another
well on the adjoining land of
The Fisher Oil Company are
unloading three tauks of large
capacity here to take to their
field at Furnace. They also the
first of the week unloaded a very
heavy drilling rig which they
will haul to the Furnace field.
Bible Class Organizes.
Tho Bible Class of the Christian
church Sunday School has been
organized with tho following offi
cers and conimittees: President,
Henry Waldron ; Vice-President,
Fred Smothers; Secretary, Mrs.
A. M. Burgher; Treasuror, Mrs.
Stanly Maxwell, and Teacher, G.
Huckwnrth. Committees: Exec
utive, Devotional, Membership,
Tho namo of tho class is
"Christian Bible Class". Motto
for this year is "An average at
tendance of Fifty." The present
class membership is twenty-two.
Geneva, the eight-months-old
daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. Ed
Martin, died of enteritis at their
lome at Waltersville crossing
Tuesday morning. B u r. i a 1
Wednesday at Powell's Valley
church yard. Services nt the
grave were held by Elder Albert
Mrs. Mountz has received her
fall millinery aud through an
advertisement in The Times in.
vitesyour inspection of the same.
(By P. O. Derthick.)
Mrs. Robert Coulee is visiting
her people and many friends in
Mr. Hamilton and his wife and
child returned to Frenchburg af
ter a visit, to Morgau Lyle's fam
ily last week.
Richard Crowe preached nt
Rock Springs Sunday where he
had a fine meeting witli six addi
tions by baptism to the church.
Mrs. Lillie Thacker's school
opened up Monday. She will be
assisted by Miss Ruth Tutt in
teaching the new school near
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Stewart re
turned Monday of this week after
having spent eight days at Swan-
go Springs at Hazel Green. Mrs.
Stewurt visited her father while
Messrs. J. D. Atkinson, R. U.
Hall, T. C. Hall, A.T. Kno x were
in Frankfort last Friday where
thoy went to confer with the
Road Commissioner. Wo under
stand that work is to be com.
menced at once.
Mr.T. J. Baker of Kansas City.
Mo.; Mr. R. O. Baker, of Jellico,
Tenn., aud Mrs. Lilly Barnes, of
Salt Lick, were here visiting their
sister, Mrs. Glenmore Daniels
last week. The two bovs are
now visiting their aunt, Mrs'.
Bob Stone was in Frenchburg
last week where he secured the
job of papering aud painting the
new dormitory that is being
erected for the College. He will
also get several other jobs there
when tho people see what good
work he can do.
Rev. II. M. Washburn and wife,
returned missionaries fiom Af-
rica, visited their sister. Tr
Martha Derthick, over Sunday.
Mr. Washburn will give an ad
dress at the missionary confer
ence next Tuesday and tell of tho
wonderful work that is beinc
done in that dark continent.
Rev. J. C. Ilnnley preached
at Nada Inst Sunday uight. A
small crowd was present owing
to a breakdown in the Mountain
Central engine which hud taken
a crowd to the camp meeting nt
Campton on Sunday. Many had
to walk several miles to get
When Harvey Wells left here
supposedly tor Detroit lie joined
the navy instead nnd is mm nf
Uncle Sam's turs on the ocean.
He will be stationed on somonav-
vessel. Robt. Morris who went
with Harvey was rejected be-
cause of bad teoth nnd went on
to Detroit whore he has secured
Tho writer was at Spout Spring
over Sunday where he spoko to a
lino crowd on Saturday night and
Sunday morning. The people of
Spout Spring do turn out to meet
ing in Inrgo numbers and it is al
ways a pleasure to go there for
they give you a royal welcome
and an invitation to como back
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