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THE CLAY CITY TIME
J. E Burgher, Publisher. we are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
VOL. XXVII. CLAY CITY, KY., THURSDAY, DECEMBER J J. MM NO. 60.
No Good Feeling for PublicCarrier
Every user of electric current
in Clay City can have no good
feeling for the public carriers
that are delaying in transit Ha
thaw's new big generator that is
needed so badly to give us cur
rent both day and night these
dark days and long nights. While
this machine has only to he
freighted from the factory at
Troy, Ohio, it lias been on the
road since November 18th, now
most a month. One of the gen
erators that has been down for
thirty days has been received at
the electric light and power plant
from the repair shop and is help
ing out the old trusty machine
Hrst installed at the plant. With
all of the attending adversities it
is a very rare thing to press the
switch anywhere on the line,
night or day and not find light
and power. Ulay City has the
hest electric service of any town
of its size surrounding us.
Big Sale at Stamper's
The L. Stamper store at Stan
ton will conduct a big ten days'
fale, beginning, Saturday and
oatinuing until the day after
Christmas, from thelfth to 26th.
lie will also give away a splendid
kitchen cabinet free to some one
of his customers during this sale.
Read his advertisement in this is
sue of The Times for particulars.
A good time to save is at Christ
New Slove at School House
The school has just received
and set up a new heater from the
Louisville Tin fe $tove Company
that is so satisfactory that the
second one of the sann kind has
been ordered for another room of
the school. These stoves are
Kentucky made and heat better
Trial of Interest
The trial of S:obee Hartlman,
charged with I he murder of Leon
V Keuaker, leadiivi poultryman of
Winchester, last July, is in pro
gress at Winchester this week.
This is one of the most sensation
u trials of modern times and is
of much interest to Powell coun
Preaching at Christian Church
Elder 1. N.Taylor, of the Hap
list church will preach Saturday
night, Sunday morning and Sun
day night at the Christian church
in this city. Urn. Taylor i a
very able expounder of the (Jos
pel and thould have a full house
;it each service.
The city school will giv an eu
teruinment some time during
the holiday, t lit date of which
hes nH yet been determined. We
thai' try to print the program
52 Christmas Gifts
Remember The Tunes as a sui'
a tilt Christmas gift for friends at
home or awn v. It, in fact, ig ft
.iff a and eosta you les than two
New Auto license
New auto license tags are in
the hands of the County Clerks.
The new tags are in blue letter
ing on a gray back ground. Un
der the new law, the license cost
is based on a rate of 40 cents for
each 100 pounds of weight and 25
cents for each horsepower of the
car, the scale being determined
by a manual of the State Tax
Commission. Advance informa
tion cannot be furnished on the
cost of licenses for dillerent
makes of cars.
Prof. Taulbee Injured
Prof. John W. Taulbee, super
intendent of the city school, sus
tained a painful injury to a foot
Thanksgiving by a wagon run
ning over it. While he occupied
his position at the school last
week his foot did not improve
satisfactorily and he did not leave
home this week. Miss Myrtle
Wright is supplying in his room
during his absence.
But We Need Gas
Quite a bit of wood is being
sold m Clay City for fuel on ac
count of the high price of coal.
Oood wood of proper size is the
equal of coal for heating, and in
au open fireplace it is the best
aod most healthful heat there is
to be had. Hut from a point of
economy and convenience we
ueed the gas now standing at Vir
den to take the place of coal.
At the sale of Gen. W. Pasley,
Administrator, Friday, corn 6old
from 3.45 to $3.85 per barrel.
Corn fodder, 41 to (0c per double
6hock. Oats and hay in stack
brought $175 to $1175. Fair
crowd present. Francis Charles
Christmas Only 11 Days Off
It is only eleven days until
Christinas, and as we are working
ou this i96ue, Wednesday, it is as
"cold as Christmas." Tuesday
night was the coldest of the sea
son and mauy hogs have been
slaughtered as a preparation for
A Bargain for Some One
The Clay City Garage has a
Ford Sedan for axle that has not
run more than 300 miles. A retl
bargain. Looks and runs like
the new machine it is.
Luther Stephens, our very cap
able Master Commissioner, is ad
vertising three sales to take place
at Stanton January county court
E. C. Vollmer has received
through Joe Monntz, the Ford
distributor for Powell, one of
those new four-door sedans. It
is a peach.
The Ladies' Aid of ihe Chris
tian Church will have a Bake and
Bazaar Sale, Saturday, Dc 10th,
at Mrs. Kate Bloom's corner.
The price of egs has troie back
up again and cream is f7 merits in
Louisville this week.
Action in Estill County
After an elapse of a few months
officers are again showing some
activity against the moonshiners.
Tuesday James Powell, constable,
Wm. Christman, depnty Sheriff,
and others composed a raiding
party to the Forks and cut up a
still of Bud Puckeit and son. On
the same day they raided a still
belonging to Zeke Puckett and
on and fonnd a 60-calIon still
which they brought to Irvine and
is now on display at the county
jadge'a office. The alleged own
ers of the stills were also brought
to Irvine, arraigned before Judge
Sproul and waived their case to
the grandjury. Irvine Times.
In New Territory
Mr. A. M. Holmes, the clever
and efficient grocery salesman of
Clay City, has been assigned to
new territory, and will move with
his splendid family to Somerset
in a short time. The good peo
ple of our town will regret to
learn that they are going away.
Mrs. Holmes has been a leader in
church and school circles and her
untiring and persistent efforts
for better schools and higher
standard for church membership
is today reflected in these organ
izations of our town.
In New Position
Eugene Witt, County Engineer
of Estill county, has accepted a
position with the Highway Iron
Products Company, of Longinere,
Ind. This is one of the best com
panies in the country. When
our Fiscal Court needs any bridge
material or culvert pipe, they
should get in touch with their
neighbor, Eugene Witt.
All auto speeders in Indianap
olis are being tried on a charce of
msanity. Hut why try them?
In a former issue when this pa
per was suggesting the purchase
of Bluegrass gasoline and coal
oil because a large portion of it
was made at Neha, this county,
the article referred to Mr. Ceo.
Ewen as foreman of the Neha
plant. Mr. Ewen sends the edi
tor word he is not the foreman of
the plant, but merely stillman,
and wishes the correction made.
The writer viiited this plant last
June and from what we saw we
judged at once Mr. Ewen was
foreman, but Mr. Scott, who we
know to be general manager, was
not there that day.
Hunting in Powell
Mr. I G. Jackson, of the MesHcngtr
office, and little ton, Ernest, have joxt
returned from a visit with the former'
mother, Mrs. Amanda Jackson, at
Clay l-'ily, Powell county, and sister,
Mrs. Aia Harnett, in Estill county. He
also enjoyed a quail and rabbit hunt.
He report! quail fairly plentiful In that
section, but rabbita rather scarce.
Knjjlihh woodcock were alio rather
scarce. Hunters usually find at least
half a dor-en of these fine game birds in
a day's hunt in that section. About fif
teen years ogo, Pheasants (Huffed
(iroue) were fairly plentiful in eastern
Kentucky, but Mr. Jackson says one
rarely ever Hilda any now. Danville
Mrs. Luanda C Byrd
Mrs. Lucinda .lane Byrd, 81
yeara old, wife of A. Camubell
Byrd, died at the home of her son
the Hev. W. L. Bvrd, in Simpson
ville, at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday of
Mrs. Byrd was the mother of A.
Floyd Byrd, formerly Common
wealth's Attorney of the 23rd Ju
dicial District. Other surviving
children are: John Byrd, of
Chinook, Moot. ; Mrs. II. O. Hal
?ey, Mourbe, Ohio; Mrs. Ben
Sewell, of Corinth, Ky., and Mrs.
Lou E. Chambers, of Campton.
Ernest Byrd, the teacher of the
Spout Spring school, is grand
son of Mrs. Byrd.
At .Work on Bridge
(Jeu. B. Leech and crew of men
began repair work yesterday
morning on the highway bridge
across Red River on the Irvine
road and will rush same to a fin
ish. Mr. Leech has some excel
lent looking timber to put into
this job. Mr. Leech did the re
pair work on the Waltersville
bridge and a good job he did.
Traffic will uot be blocked so bad
ly on the present job as it was at
Waltersville. It will be but a
few minutes at a time that the
bridge cannot be used.
Santa Claus is at Hardwiok &
Company's good and strong this
year as is advertised in the col
umns of the Times this week.
This firm always has things at
Christmas time to interest both
old and young. Call at their
store and inspect their line be
fore buyiug your Christmas gifts.
Some New Type
The Times office has received
several fonts of new job type
this week with which to care for
the ever-increasing amount of
job printing coming our way.
Otis Young was down Saturday
from Fixer looking after his farm
ing interests near the city.
Chas. Welch and daughter,
Miss Sylvia, spent yesterday with
Mr. aud Mrs. Shelt McKiunty at
O. B Stamper and Leburn Al
len, two of Campton'a successful
law practitioners, were in Clay
O. L. Daniel left Tuesday for
DeLeon, Kla., to dispose of a car
of mules and horses, which he
shipped to that point last week.
The Kev. Grant Shoemaker,
who has been temporarily located
at Fixer for the past few months,
looking after some oil field work,
will move back Jan. lit.
Mr. Townseod, a representative
of the Overland Auto Co. wis
here this week and arranged with
The Times for a series of adver
tising of the splendid Overland to
begii; running the first of the
year. The Clay City Oarage will
course, continue to hand'e
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ewen anil
family were visitors of Duic Ew
Mrs. J. D. McAuallen has re
turned to Stanton and her many
friends are glad to see her look
ing strong again after eo serious
Orover Palmer and Bon Den
nis went to Mt. Sterling Sunday
to take a prisoner that was want
ed by Montgomery county. He
was arrested here.
Judge Derickson was called to
flatten Creek where he married
Mr. Buck Holder and Lena Hat
ton this week. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. Will Hatton and
the bridegroom a eon of Nick
There will be a Christmas Ves
per service, mostly musical, at
the United Presbyterian church
here Sunday evening, December
I7th, at C p. m. Every body in
vited to attend and joiu in the
concert. Will all Stanton come
llosslyn and Vaughn's Mill
Sunday schools have entered into
a winter contest on five points,
namely, memorizing the most
scripture ; largest average atten
dance; meeting on time; all ofli
cere and teachers present every
Sunday; meet and have Sunday
school every Sunday until the
Second Sunday in March, liu
rah for both schools! Wonder
which will win.
The protracted services being
conducted at Powell's Valley
church by Elder P. N. Taylor, of
Irvine, came to a close Sunday
aight. The writer had the pleas
ure of hearing Bro. Taylor preach
Sunday morning. This sermon
should have been heard by every
one in reach of the church. It
was a message of unusual im
portance to those who pull back
because of the questionable
church membership and minis
try. Among other points brought
out was the fact that ll of the
Apostles labored with a devil,
and asked how much better are
we than the true Apostles?
On Dec. 10th at 6 p. m.f A. N.
Spencer Post No. 127 of the A
merican Legion will hold a ape
cial meeting for the purpose of
electing officers for the coming
year. All ex-service men, mem
bers and non-members, urged to
be present. Come aod let's hare
a big time, and after the meeting
we'll have "some big supper" at
the Stanton Hotel, Supper to be
as free and as plentiful as "Army
Slum." Be sure to be there and
if you have a wife or "sweetie''
that you'd like to bring, we'll
find a plate for her too. Howev
er, if you have do one to accom
pany you, come alone and we'll
try to entertain you. We are ex.
pecting a good crowd; will you
not be a part of it? Meeting will
be held at the "Court House" at
Floyd Caudill, Adjutant.