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MT. STERLING ADVOCATE.
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v ITEMS, NEW AND TRUE; THOUGHTS, GENEROUS AND GENTLEMANLY
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913.
in Jackson When Pis
tol Goes Off.
Vyas Son of the Late John Mc
... , Claln, Resilient of this County.
Mr. Clydo McClain, of this city4
while descending the steps of
his boarding house in Jackson
Wednesday night, slipped and fell,
causing his revolver to fall out of
. its holster and discharge, shooting
htm through the body. The pro
prietor of the boarding house
hearing the shot rushed out front,
found the young man and brought
him in the house, where he died
three hours later.
The people of Jackson were ex
ceedingly nice to this young man
and aided in every way poosible
in trying to bring about his recov
ery. The electric light plant there
generally shuts down at 11 o'clock,
but when the management was
phoned the lights' were kept burn
- iug all night without extra charge.
Mr. McClain was in Jackson in
the employ of A. Dietz.& Co.,
who have the contract for the
erection of the new Hotel Jeffer
son. He was a son of the late
John McClain, and was a young
man of industry and splendid hab
its and -had a host of friends in
this city who will mourn his loss.
He is survivedbv his step-mother,
one sister and three brothers,
"Messrs. Elwood, Fay and Arch
McClainall of this county. The
remains were brought to this city
nd interred in St. Thomas Ceme-
Overcoat Taken Tor Debt.
One day last week a young man
from one of our neighboring towns
while in this city gave a cold
check to one of our prominent
young business men for four dol
lars "which he had owed for some
time. After the visitor went out
of the store the Mt. Sterling man
called up the bank and when in
formed that the check wus "no
good," proceeded to look up the
visitor, found him and made him
three propositions, to either give
him the four dollars in money and
the price of the telephone call, a
nice new overcoat ho had on or
take his chances on getting a good
"licking." The young fellow de
cided to pail; with the overcoat, so
now the Mt. Sterling man is an
overcoat to the good.
rj Guess who it was and you might
do able to get an overcoat at a
Miss Julia Clark
Accepts Fine Position.
Miss Julia Clark, of this city,
has accepted a position with Ca
den's Millinery & Art store at
Lexington and will have charge of
the Art Department. Miss Clark
was connected with the Novelty
Storo in this citv for several
months and is an expert saleslady.
Mr. Wm. Messer, section boss
on the C. & O., of this city, had
a painful accident one day last
week when threo of his lingers
were badly mashed.
Chickens for Sale.
i Quito a number of pure bied
Rhode Island Red roosters. Splen
Mrs. Clias. Highland.
F. D. No. 81 'Phone 349A.4t.
Saturday and Organ
The Gentlemen ' Are All High
The Democrats, of Montgomery
county in the meetings held Sat
urday seclected the following gen
First Ward C. K. -Oldham.
Second Ward W. A. DeHa
Third Ward M. B. French.
Fourth Ward R. D. .Gaitskill.
Camargo Dan Welch.
Jeffersonville R. A. Childers.
Howards Mill Ewell Payne.
Harts A. S. Bridges.
Sideyiew Joe M. Henry.
Aaron's Run D. P. Henry.,
Grassy Lick Roy S. Greene.
Levee Ernest Gillaspie.
Smithville Wm. Marshall.
Beans Forest Lockridge.
As required by law, the new
Committeemen met Monday and
organized as follows:
John, A. Judy was elected
Chairman County Committee, Ben
F. Perry, Secretary.
C. B. Duerson, Chairman City
Commitee; W. A. DeHaven, Sec
retary. All of these gentlemen are wide
awake, active Democrats, and
under their management we shall
expect to see our local majority
continue to grow.
The many friends of Judge G.
Allen McCormick will bo glad to
know that he is improving rapidly
and is expected to be fully recov
ered in a very short while. , For
several days he has been able to'
walk about his farm and is gain
ing strength daily. By direction
of his physicians he will not un
dertake to discharge the duties of
his office for a few weeks yet, but
as soon as his health will permit,
we are informed he will begin
work again and at the same time
start an active canvass for re-election
as County Judge.
Champion Corn Grower Dead.
Lester Bryant, of Warren coun
ty, champion boy corn grower of
Kentucky, was found dead in his
room in Washington, D. C, Sun
day. Young Bryant was in Wash
ington as a guest of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, together with
a uuhiber of otljer Southern boys.
The boy was a typical country
boy and it is supposed ho blew the
gas out instead of turning it off.
Mason Hurt Falls In Canal.
Mr. Mason Hurt was rescued
from the canal in Louisville Sat
urday morning by n patrolman in
an unconscious condition and ta
ken to the city hospital where he
soon regained consciousness, but
was unable to tell how ho came to
bo in tho canal. Mr. Hurt form
erly lived in this county where he
married a daughter of Mrs. Mary
Buy Car Load of Cattle.
Messrs. Harlan Brown and II.
Q. James, of Bainbridge, Ind.,
were hero from Friday until Mon
day and bought a car load of
FOR RENTTwo nice cottage
homes, gas and water, excellent
neighborhood and largo grounds.
Sco W. Hoffman Wood, Tho Man
Who Sells the Earth.
Packed House Greets
Home Talent Show
Best Amateur Performance Given
In This City for Years.
Mr. "Bob" given under the
auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society
of the Presbyterian Church Thurs
day night was attended by a large
crowd and tho performance was a
most creditable one. Among those
who deserve special mention arc
Mr. Marvin Gay as Jenkins the
Butler, Mrs. S. E. Snrattas Patty
the Maid and Mrs. R. P. Thomas
as Kitty. The play was a laugh
from start to finish and unlike
most home talent shows did not
drag but was full of life and action
from the time the curtain went up
until the finish. Several splendid
musical numbers were put on, the
one eliciting tho most applause be
ing tho "Boogie Boo" by Miss
Elizabeth Laughlin and a chorus of
six girls. Miss Laughlin has a
sweet soprana voice and her act
ing during the singing of this song
would have done credit to a profes
sional. The Minuet by the "ba
bies" was one of the cutest "stunts"
over staged here.
After tho performance the en
tire cast of "Mr. Bob" were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. John
Stofer at Ringo's Cafe where a
most delightful lunch was served.
Montgomery County Fair
At a meeting of the stockholders
of tho Montgomery County Fair
Association held Friday very little
business was transacted. 'Mr. J.
H. Gillaspie was elected' Vice
President and Mr. AHie Robertson
was elected a director.' No other
changes were made in tho officers.
The directors adjourned without
electing a .President and Treasurer
or a Secretary,, or naming the
dates for the Fair this year. The
directors will meet some time in
the near future when the above
matters will be settled.
Aged Woman Dies.
mrs. uaroara iiiii.nuetii iMnm,
aged 71 years, died at her home
in Morgan county, near West
Liberty, Wednesday, January 15,
of iniirmities incident to old age.
The burial was in the family
burying ground. Mrs. Elam was
an excellent Christian womnn.
having been a faithful membnr of
tho Rcgulnr Baptist Church for
many years. Besides her husband,
Mrs. Elam is survived by six
children, one of whom is Mr. 0.1
lio Elam, of this city.
New Episcopal Pastor.
Rev. Jerome Kates, of Belmont,
N. Y.. has been appointed by
Bishop Burton as pastor of tho
Episcopal Church in this city and
Winchester. It is not known
whether ho will accept or not.
At Cost Until February 1st.
Dry Goodsx Notions, Queens
ware, Hardware, Tinware, Enam
el ware, etc. For spot cash only.
Ricketts & McCormick,
Inaugural Ball May Not Be Held.
President-elect Woodrow Wil
son has issued a statement to tho
effect that if it is feasable he would
prefer that tho inaugural ball bo
Post Tavern "Special the now
coroal at Vanarsdell's.
Makes Second Big Col
lection of $1000 on
Old Bond Debt.
Collected $1159.79 Last Year and
More Yet to Come.
County Attorney Eail W. Senff
has collected from Harlan Sexton.
Sheriff of Menefee county, and
paid to C. T. Hazclrigg, our
county treasurer, tho sum of
$1000.00 on the old railroad bond
debt. There will be nbout $500.00
more paid this year as soon as the
Sheriff can collect outstanding
taxes nnd make settlements of his
I accounts. Last year $1150.79 was
collected and about the same sum
each year will be paid by Menefee
county until the judgment of the
Court of Appeals is satislied,
which amounts, with interest, to
approximately $0000.00. The
money must be used in paying off
the outstanding bonds. Last year
four $1000.00 bonds were called
in and cancelled and in a few years
it is hoped by the countv authori
ties that the people will bo relieved
of this burden of taxation, which
our citizens have been paying
"since the memory of man run
neth not to the contrary."
Daughter of Ernest Elkin
Reported Dead-Still Alive.
Miss, Bernice Elkin, of Win
chester, but formerly of this city,
nnd a daughter of Ernest Elkin,
who was killed while in the em
ploy of ji construction company in
Winchester, who was reported to
have died in a hospital in Phila
delphia, is still alive.
Miss Elkin, accompanied by her
mother, Mrs. Rutledge, left re
cently for Philadelphia to consult
a specialist, who advised an opera
tion, which was performed a few
days ago. She stood the opera
tion nicely and was reported to be
doing well, when a telegram was
received announcing the young
lady's death. Arrangements had
been made with an undertaker in
Winchester to take charge of the
remains and flowers had been pur
chased, when a second telegram
was received stating that Miss El
kin was still alive. It seems that
she was a victim of suspended ani
mation and was thought by physi
cians and nurses to be dead.
Miss Elkin has relatives in this
city who will bo glad to learn she
is still1 alive and has a splendid
chance for recovery.
Mr. W. C. Moore won tho $50
given away by Geo. W. Anderson,
Jr., at his blacksmith and repair
shop Saturday afternoon, tho
lucky number being 10,110. Mr.
Robt. L. Vnnarsdell won the sec
ond prize, $25, the winning num
ber being 10,308.
No You Don't.
You never hear any of J. B
White's customers complaining
about tho high cost of living. Why ?
Because they are getting good fam
ily Hour at $2.40 per sack, best
granulated sugar at 5lc per pound,
dry salt bacon at 12ic per pound,
fresh ground coffeo at 20c pound
and so on down tho line, for cash.
For Saie Privately.
My property on Spring street,
consisting of 2 acres of land, good
5-room residence, barn and all
necessary out buildings. Never
failing spring in yard.
28-tf. M. F. Ilinson.
Judge AHie W. Young
Began Court Here
Several Criminal Cases Trans
ferred From Magoffin County.
Judge Allie W. Young convened
court here Monday morning and
owing to several cases being trans
ferred to this court from Magoffin
county the docket promises to be
a large one.
The most important criminal
case will bo the trial of Clarence
and Ernest Arnett and It. C. Min-
nix, charged with the murder of
Lee Patrick. The families are
among the most prominent in Ma
goffin county nnd the case will be
a bitterly fought one.
The juries are made up of the
C. R. Prewitt, Jr., Foreman;
James Mannix, Arthur Jacobs,
Marion French, W. II. Tipton,
John Fogg, Grover Anderson,
J. W. Mee, J. I. Robinson, R. G.
Howell, R. F. Mastin, B. F.
Jno. D. Greenwade, Joe Dren
nan, Robt. Howell, M. Hen
derson, J. W. Jones, J. M. Con
roy, J. L. Coleman, P. D. Bryan,
James Richards, Clifton Daniel,
John Cline, Dunlap Gay, W. F.
Henry, W. II. Strossman, Jr.,
W. H. Berry, A. G. Prewitt, L.
N. Beall, W. B. Calvert, S. B.
Lane, S. Ed Clay, .1. O. Kirk,
James Kendall, A. B. Anderson,
E R. Hall.
Kentucky Utilities Co.
The Fiscal Court of Clark
county, after a long session Mon
day, refused to grant a franchise
to the Kentucky Utilities Co. to
erect poles and string wires in
Clark county, by a vote of 5 to 2.
The Magistrates objected to the
clause in the franchise which sta
ted that the county was not to
have the right to require the com
pany to extend their lines to the
roads which the court should stip
ulate. The representatives of the com
pany then agreed to insert a clause
in the franchise whereby the resi
dents of any road could, by pay
ing the expense of the construc
tion, have the power extended to
ilipm, and tho money which they
uutl udvanced would be rebated to
them in 10 per cent, reductions on
their power bills. This concession
was not, however, satisfactory to
the majority of tho Magistrates.
Chief Gibbons received a tele
gram yesterday from Detective
Stanley Brown, who wus sent to
Lawrenceburg Monday for Shir
ley Harris, an escaped prisoner,
that tho man hold by the authori
ties thero was not tho man wanted
here. Harris is charged with
stealing tho brass iittings from
tho hoso and apparatus at the en
Mr. E. J. Shackelford bought
of Mr. L. L. Bridgoforth his resi
dence on Holt avenue at a private
price. This property was taken
in on a deal for 110 acres of land
that Mr. Bridgforth purchased
from Mr. Shackelford.
Atmoro's ininco meat at Vanarsdell's.
About 1,500 Cattle on
Market of Medium
Prices Were Much Higher Than
In Many Years.
About 1,500 cattle on the mar
ket, medium quality. Best 1,UUU
pound steers brought from $6.75
to $7.10, yearlings from 0c to 7c,
heifers from Sic to Gc, oxen from
$135 to $145 n pair. Thomas
Fitzpatrick purchased 20 head of
900 lb., cattle at 63c. Sam Wheel
er sold to Lois Thompson 40 head
of 1,050 lb., cattle at 7c. Weil,
of Lexington, bought a large
bunch of steers and oxen at pre
vailing prices. Numerous other
sales were made to various buyers
with the demand for yearlings and
heifers strong. The prices were
higher than for years. The mule
market was very active and sales
were readily made from $125 to
$225 per head. Fletcher Mann,
of Lexington, bought 10 head of
good mare mules from Jno. D.
Greenwade at $225 per head. Mr.
Mann also bought from J. B. Ce
cil a pair of 4-year-old sorrel geld
ings at $425; Black & North, of
Frankfort, bought a number of
mules from $200 to $225 per head
and 1 pair of black mare mules at
$440; Caywood & McClintock
6 mules from $190 to S210; Thos.
McClintock 5 mules from 150 to
$200; Hord Armstrong, of NFlem
ingslmrg. secured a bunch of mules
and horses at prices ranging from
$125 to $200 per head. Quite a
large crowd at the pens and con
sidering the high prices the sales
were very rapid.
Judge Turner's Chick- . -
ens Win Prizes.
Judge Ben Turner sent two
cockerels and two pullets to the
Boyd County Poultry Association
meeting, held at Ashland January
13 to 18, and won first and third
with cockerels and first nnd third
with pullets. Considering that
the show was a very large one,
there being over 600 chickens in
the contests, the Judge is very
proud of the record made. Judge
Turner has always been very suc
cessful in showing his Rhode
Island Reds, having never yet
failed to get a part of the money.
A Blue Grass farm containing
75 acres, near Bunker Hill, Mont
gomery county, adjoining the
lands of James and John W.
Clark. It has on it a splendid
residence, nlso a good barn, crib,
buggyhouse, cowhouse and a lino
milk cellar, and water all the time.
For further information call for
me at Sharpsbnrg and I will show
you tho premises.
29 3t. Walter A. Boyd.
James E. Magowan, tho coloird
real estate agent, reports tho fol
lowing sales: House and lot on
Tennv avenue to Marshall Ander
son; house and lot on Douglas
street to Nelson Morris.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Y. Triplett
entertained several of their friends
with a delightful chili party last
A beautiful line of initial paper
Advocate Pub. Cc.