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THE . CLAY CITY TIME
J. E. Burgher, Publisher.
v.e are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves.
PUBLISHED EVERY THbTtSDAY
CLAY CITY. KY.. THURSDAY. DECEMJIKK 2i WJ2
Bro. Taylor Occupies Pulpit
Elder 1 N. T-ylor, of the Bap.
t is t church, through the courtesy
of members of the Christian
church in this city Sunday mrn
in and at night occupied the
pulpit there, preaching two splen
did sermons which were well re
ceived. Quite a number were
anxious to give the minister en
tertainment and the volnntary
donations exceeded those of any
former visits from ministers of
the Baptist church. The number
present at each of the two servi
ces were above the average. The
subject handled in the morning
was "The Seven Beatitudes."
His subject in the evening was
"The Diversity of Communica.
Hons between Heaven and earth
in the various Eras of the Bible."
New Generator Arrives
The new generator has arrived
at the city light plant and been
installed. This, together with
the new 20 horse power eneine,
when added to the equipment al
ready on hand, makes the Clay
City light plant all that the town
will need fur years to come unless
it should tdke a growing period
above the ordinary. You can now
turn on all the- current you choose
and pnt on additional lights where
needed. In this plant is now in
stalled three engines aud three
uenerators, either one of which
can, when iu good working order,
handle the load.
Lookout for Fugate
Deputy Sheriff, Ja". G. Fugate,
is to be commended for his
promptness in helping to keep
order in our tow n Saturday when
one young man contrived 10 dis
turb the peace of the quiet. Mr.
Fugate displayed the highest res.
pect for his prisoner who remain
ed boistrous after arrest but Mr.
Fugate in a kindly manner con
tinued until the young man was
safely lodged in jail. Better be
quiet, boys or our Jim w ill get
you, however much he likes you
and regrets that you make him
have to do so. He prefers to see
all men free, but inside the bars
is the best place for thoiss who
want to violate the law outbide.
Buys Property in Middlelown
Mrs. Lydia Phillips returned
home with Kverett Mofield and
family, of Middletwon, Ohio,
last week and purchased from
him a nice five room house strict-'
ly modern on a nice paved street
and paid forty-four hundred dol
lars for it. She left it rented for
forty dollars a mouth until she
nets ready to move.
Winter (Begins Today ...
The almanac tells us winter be
gins today. It also tells us the
shortest day of the year is tomor
row. But if we are any judge it
realy seems that we have been
having winter right along since
the tirst of November, making the
forecasts of ganderbone 1 reality.
The Court of Appeals has de.
t-ided that the good roads bill,
which revised the law aud named
ollicers, is unconstitutional.
Next Monday is Christmas day
Santa Claus day. Our Savior's
birthday. It is a day above all
days that should be sacred'y ob
served. But will it be? The day
is too often celebrated by revel
ing, feasting and drinking. The
reverse thing should be the order
of the day. The day should be
piously, soberly and reverently
spent with thanks to our creator
for the birth of a Savior. Let us
strive for one day to emulate the
acts of the one ho died on t lie
cross for our 6ins, many of which
are annually committed on His
birthday. All will not fittingly
observe the day, but you, dear
reader, and the writer can if we
Clark Votes the Tax
Clark County last Thursday
voted by 4 to 1 to levy an extra
20 cent tax for two years to aid
the building of a first class pike
from Winchester to Lulbegrud
under the Federal and Slate aid
llao. It is iutended to ultimate
ly make this a concrete or as
phalt road. It looked to us like
this should be done in the begin
ning. However, as this is the
road coming to Powell county,
and as the State is to maintain
it, and as they do such good work
at maintenance. The Powell peo
ple are proud to know that Clark
folk are so anious to help the
road our way.
We Want One Thousand
We print SSo papers each wpek
to supply our subscribers. We
wanf 10(H) and at New Year's is
a good time to get them. It takes
but 115 uew subscribers to reach
the goal. It is not neceseary to
run a contest to get the number
of subscribers The Times should
have. If each reader will speak
to a friend he knows should be on
our list, but now is not, and ask
him to send in his subscription at
the beginning of the New Year,
enough will do this to make the
list read) 1,000. Do this, Dear
Reader, will you not, please?
State Collects Large Tax Bill
The State received this week
fl, 21(5,018 as part settlement of
an inheritance tax due on, the es.
tate of Mrs. Lily Flagler Bing
ham. This i in accordance with
a decision of the courts, and the
estate will make ao further con
test of the case.
More Road for Powell
It is announced that 5.2 miles
of road between Stanton andClay
City would be let at Frankfort
yesterday. Here's hoping the re.
port is true, and that the road h
Bring in Your Victory Bonds,
If lettered A, B, 0, D, K, or F
right away for redemption as in
teresr stops Dec. 15th; also your
War Savings Stamps, series 1918,
w hieh mature Jan. 1st.
We will attend to collect in
these for you without charge.
POWKLL COUNTY BANK,
1 interest paid on time deposits.
The Auto Tax
When you buy an auto you are
in for a big tax, paying kt'fc of
the total wholesale cost of the
machine when yon receive it.
You then must pay a license tax
before you operate it at all. You
fill up with gasoline when you
pay a tax of one cent for every
gallon you buy. The assessor
comes along for the county and
state i:nd taxes you up again,
then the city collector hunts you
up to settle with you for town
tax. The automobile owners of
Kentucky paid $2,130,710 44 in
license fees last year and $500,
000.00 in gasoline tax. The exact
amount of advalorem tax is not
known, but will amount to at
least two million more. Thera
were 154,731 machines registered
with the various rounty clerks
last year, and there will be more
'mobiles and more license next
Dies at Middletown
Mrs. Jade Yarber, age 537, of
Middletown, Ohio, died at her
borne Thursday night after sev
eral weeks suffering with poison
goiter, Sue was taken to a Day
ton hospital for treatment, but
after all hopes had passed she
was taken back to her home in
Middletown. Burial near Oiym
pia Springs, Kv., at old home
place. She is survived by her
husband, one son, Albert, and
one daughter, Miss Allie Mae
Yarber, both of Middletown. Be
fore marriage she was Miss Olga
Hagaman. She was a sister of
Mrs. Win, Bashaw, of this city,
who w.is at her bedside during
her last hours. Mr. and Mrs. Ba
shaw and children attended the
funeral at Olympia Monday.
Mothers' Club Get Seats
The Mothers' Club has boueht
some extra 6eats badly needed
for the school. They have arriv
ed and are ready to be put into
the building. The Mothers' Club
is a very active organization ev
er looking to the comforts and
benefits of the children. It is a
very commendable organization
and worthy of support.
H. C. King to Lose Hand
Word c mes from Huntington,
W. Va. where II. C. King recent
ly hicated, tha he had injured
a hand some days ago while re
pairing some machinery and was
now in the hospital there to have
the injured member taken off.
Mr. King's many friwnds in Pow
ell county will regret to learn of
his serious accident. '
The Doctor Enjoys Radio
Edmon Burgher reports the in
stallation of a radio (wireless tel
ephone) receiving elation for Dr.
I. W. Johnson, of Stanton. The
receiver is nude by Crosley, of
Cincinnati, and is a first-class
outfit. The Doctor hears all the
stations east of Kansas City and
says they are very plain and dis
Mrs. Millie Mounts has been
bed fast the past week tularin;
very much, but ia now improving.
Mrs. Emma Mount z was in
Mrs. A. P. Johnson and Mrs. W.
T. Bye spent Tuesday in Lexing
ton. Huram Mullens, of Elkatawa,
spent Wednesday of last week
with Judge Mann.
Oyer Ilagaman, of Texas, spent
two days this week with his sis
ter, Mrs. Win. Bashaw.
Miss Etta Bowman is at home
from Berea- College to spend
Christmas with her paren's, Mr.
and Mrs. Curt Bowman.
Msdames Emma Mounz, Bos
coe Bowman and W. J. Mountz
and little daughter, Miss Ruth,
spent Friday in Mt. Sterling.
Miss Allie Mae Yarber, ot Mid
dletown, ()., is here visiting her
aunt, Mrs. Win. Bashaw, and will
remain until after the holidays.
Perry Hall, Ernest Hall and
lolui-Beed of Elizahethtown, ar
rived liTe Thursday for a visit to
Colemau Hall aud other relatives
in the county.
Clark McKnight and- Krrdney
Clark' arrived Tuesday night from
Berea College to spend the holi
days with relatives here and at
Mrs. L P. Keith and little
daughter, Myrtle Elizabeth, and
Miss Keese Shimfessel returned
Monday from Lexington where
they spent a week with their sis
ter, Mrs. I). C. Blackburn.
Sid Hall and daughter, Mrs.
Matt II ii IT, of Antrim, Wise, are
here to spend a few weeks visit
ing relatives. Mr. Hall .moved
from this county in 1900 and this
is his first visit back.
Mrs. Wayne Thomas llye and
little son, Wayne Thomas, Jr., of
Barbourville, are visiting Mrs.
Bye's parents, Judge and Mrs. A.
P. Johnson. Mr. Bye will join
Mrs. live in the visit during the
Paper u in Price
The Times is in receipt of new
price list on paper of date De
cember 11. The last price list
was issued March 13. The new
prices on all papers are consider,
ably higher, averaging about 20
per cent over the March price.
The Times will make no advauce
in printing prices or in the price
of the paper. We will stand all
of the loss.
A Gift for On Enjoyed by all G2
weeks in a year. That's the Clay City
Times. One dollar per year only.
You Need a Good Farm Pater
The Times his perfected ar
rangemenls whereby we can rend
you the Tunes and Southern Ag
riculturist both oueyear for 11.25.
The Agriculturist is a great big
paper and worthy of a place in
every home whether it be in town
or country. When renewing for
the 1 imei drop in a quarter more
aud you will get both papers for
a full year.
Herman, little eon of Mr. and
Mrs. Win. Mountz, Jr., ia improv.
in? from a severe attttck of croup.
Mrs. Belle Marsh is on the siefc
list but is improving.
Virgil Martin, who has been
at Hazard at work is home fcr
Mr. Owen, of Owingsville, hn
been visiting A. (J. Smathers the
last few days.
The vasper service at the U. P.
Church Sunday night wag well at
tended and was a success.
There is to be two Christmas
services here next Sunday night
at both churches. Everybody at.
tend one or the other.'
Christmas shopping has been
exceedingly heavy here this time,
also the mail seems to have been
fuller of packages thau ever be
fore. Mrs. Liewellen Cockrum is here
thinking of buying property and
locating. Mrs. Cockrum wan
fermerly of Caniptou and would
be welcomed here. She is a sis
ter of Mrs. Larkin Stamper.
Draws Fine For Shooting
Dorce Hardy was fined in coun
ty court Tuesday $'0 00 for shoot
ing ia town of Clay City ; $10 0
for dninkenuess, and was,. held
over till circuit court 'under
charge of carrying concealed
deadly weapon. Dorce is a lad
of but 18 and the conjecture i?,
where did the boy get the bad
Willinni Kenn )ii has bought the W.
O. Mize place of 12 acres at $;jrO.00.
tioeble Rush lias gone to Cincinnati
to seek employment. He probably will
move his family there Inter.
Clark McKnight and Kodney Clark.
arrived from lierea College Wednesday
to spend the holidays with their par-
Mrs. Nannie (larrett, teacher of pub
lic tsehool willgive an entertainment on
Xmas Iay. The Sunday Schoold will
co-operate with her in having a tree.
Christina (ircetings to the Timet.,
its force and great family of readers..
The (iood Shephead brought peace good
will among men. Suppose we follow
Sunday was the first Sunday to begin
in the Vaughn' Mill Kossljn contei-t
between the two schools. Our Sunday
School made a good showing, but just
how well we did do will not be divulged.
Prof. J. W. French closed his singing
school Friday and departed Saturday
for Doe Creek to begin another. Under
Prof. French's instructions a pupil can
not keep from learning something t-f
music as he .is very capable. He main
tained good order outside of laughing
and of course that alwaya goes with
a singing. The fun increased every
night, but after awhile the climax
ram when Mr. II. M. Cartis sang bin
melody of old the Shoemaker by Trade
which capped the fun to limit Mi.
Curtis certainly did entertain well on
this old tune of 79 or '80 Salt t,r
The War Department baa'Ve
fused aid to tbo prohibition fore-
cs id their ellorta to canturn
moonshine stills and operators in
our neighboring; county ef Meae
fee after two. prohibition oHicer
were shot dawn by the tinners.
Not deterred by the losi of two
or their number the prohibition
oRlcere were re-in forced aftde- '
turaesl to Menefee where , tie y
killed one of the ihinera and cap
tured five. They were taken to
the Lexington jail. One of the
oflicers lost his lifo also lathe