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MT. STERLING ADVOCATE.
ITEMS, NEW AND TRUE; THOUGHTS, GENEROUS AND GENTLEMANLY
MT. STERLING, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913.
Continues Strong With
Prices About the
About 700,000 Pounds Sold on
the Local Crakes Last Week.
During the past week tobneco
has been selling at very satisfac
tory prices at both the local ware
houses and the farmers have near
ly all been well satisfied with the
prices received and few rejections
have been made. A great deal of
the weed was sold below its value
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(js now coming in in better con
ditions. - Nearly 700,000 pounds changed
hands here last week, the Farmers'
house selling nearly 500,000 pounds
while the Burley house sold about
200,000 pounds. The market i,
not as glutted here as it was for a
while and prices are a shade better
on some grades.
i The Farmers' house reports a
sale of over 162,000 pounds Mon
day at an average of better than
13i cents, some crops averaging
in the neighborhood of 20 cents.
The Burley house reports Mon
day's sale as very satisfactory and
splendid prices were obtained.
Reports from other markets
throughout the State show that
Mt. Sterling not only has one of
the largest loose leaf markets in
Kentuck.yvbut one of the highest
so farmers certainly will make
no mistake in bringing their to
bacco to this market in preference
to others. j
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Jt Literary Society Elects Officers.
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The "Purple and Old Gold"
Literary Society of the Public
Graded and High School met last
week and elected the following
officers: Carroll Kelly, President;
Miss Mary Beall, Vice President;
Miss Emerald Judy, Secretary;
Howard VanAntwerp, Jr., Treas
urer. v .
Col. S. M. Newmeyer reports
his famous Mill Remnant Sale as
the best sale he has had since be
ing in business. This sale closes
Saturday and if you have not at
tended do so at once and get your
share of the bargains.
19 pounds best granulated sugar
for $1. Spot Cash Grocery.
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Our Customers are Satisfied
January Term Mont
gomery Circuit Court
Nearly All of the Important
Cases Continued to Next Term.
The January term of the Mont
gomery Circuit Court wns n very
short one as nearly all the impor
tant cases were continued until
the next term of the court.
. The case of Clarence and Ernest
Arnett and It. C. Minnix, of Sal-
yersville, charged with the stab
bing and killing of Lee Patrick,
of that county, last July, was post
poned Thursday until the April
term of court, the defense not be
ing ready for trial. The defend
ants are alleged to have killed
Patrick with a cheese knife, the
murder resulting over a divorce
case. There were twenty-five wit
nesses here for the defense and
thirty-five for the Commonwealth.
The case is costing the State
many thousands of dollars and, as
there is much feeling on both
sides, it will probably be one of
the bitterest fought cases tried in
this court for some time.
Jailer C. T. Wilson was indict
ed by the Grand Jury for mal
feasance in office and was also re
quired by the Court to give a
peace bond in the sum of $500.00
which he was unable to give and
was ordered confined in the Xiox
ington jail. While there Mr.
Wilson, whose physical condition
has been very bad for several
weeks, will receive medical treat
ment and it is Doped that lie wi
S00n be all right again
Whiln nnnrt hitrl nnt
While court had not adjourned
as we go to press it is more than
likely that the term will close with
this day's business.
father McCaffrey Transferred.
Father T. J. McCaffrey, former
ly of this city, has been trans
ferred from Florence, K.y., to St
Patrick's church, Covington, K.v.
This is quite a promotion and his
many friends here, Catholics and
Protestants alike, rejoice with him
in his good fortune.
Jury Commissioners Appointed.
Judge A. W. Young has au
pointed Messrs. A. S. Johnson,
Sam Turley and J. A. Stephens as
Jury Commissioners for the en
Let Us Show You
Are You One of Tbem?
EISCAE COURT'S ACTION
PUTS DAMPER ON SPIRIT
Of Winchester "Boosters" and May Mean Loss
of Big Improvements to That City.
ML STEALING SHOWS ACTIVITY THAT MEANS SOMETHING.
The following news item, taken
from the- the Winchester Sun of
recent date, indicates what a splen
did chance Mt. Sterling has of
getting the Kentucky Utilities
Company to expend $35,000 or
$45,000 in this city.
It is up to us, so let our Busi
ness Men's Club and City Council
get together and land this plum.
Let's be friendly to capital and
Mt. Sterling will continue to
thrive and prosper while Winches
"The action of the Fiscal Court
in declining to grant a franchise to
the Kentucky Utilities Company
seems to have put a crimp in the
progressive spirit of the Winches
ter Commercial Club and Clark
"Mr. Reed, the vice president of
the company, appeared before the
Fiscal Court and stated in sub
stance that his, company has se
cured the franchise in about twelve
counties for furnishing electricity
and asked for a similar franchise
here, also stating that if the fran
chise was granted his company
would begin at once improvements
to cost from $35,000 to $45,000 on
the plant here in Winchester.
' The Coinmercial Club had lirst
investigated Ihe proposition and
after several meetings had ap
proved it and so recommended to
the Fiscal Court.
"The idea of getting J.35,000 or
$45,000 improvements in the city
of Winchester appealed to the
Commercial Club most strongly.
"Mr. Reed also stated thatif the
franchise was not granted the im
provements needed here to enable
the company to complete the life
of the city franchise would be
from $5,000 to $7,500.
' XOT TO KXCKKI), 12 OKNTS.
"In the proposed franchise he
agreed to furnish electricity
throughout the county not to ex
ceed 12 cents per kilowat, and to
any persons who would build the
line from the main trunk line to
their property, agreeing in consid
eration of same to rebate each
month 10 per cent, of their con
sumption bill until the lino thus
built had been paid for. Ho sta
ted that his company believed that
in a few years electricity would be
the one great power for heating
and lighting and operating pur
poses and that the farmers would
be its greatest consumers, and
that while it was yet in its infancy,
his company was willing to make
investments of from $35,000 to
$45,000 in this city on their faith
and belief that it would in the fu
ture become a paying investment.
"It was expected that the Fiscal
Court would approve the fran
chise as Mr. Reed practically
agreed to every concession that
was asked, but when the vote wns
taken there were only two in favor
of it Squiro Swope and Squiro
A WKALTHY OMIANIZATION.
"Air. Reed's company is a very
wealthy organization and is the
kind that any city would bo glad
to have in its midst. It has plenty
of money and backing, nnd is the
kind of business enterprise that
communities like Winchester and
Clark county want.
"Winchester Icoks like an ideal
place from which to have this elec-
tricity generated and furnished to
other points, but it is understood
Mt. Sterling is making strenuous
effort's to have the improvements
made there as they claim that they
can give to the company free
water and other inducements that
cannot be obtained here.
"Montgomery county has al
ready granted the franchise and
ino prooaointies are tuat tne im
provements which would other
wise have been made in Clark
county, will now be made in
Montgomery and that Clark coun
ty instead of being the big fish in
the puddle will be the minnow.
KLKCTUICITV A COMIMJ 1'OWKU.
"Electricity is certainly the
coining power and farmers through
out the Eastern States arc rapidly
installing it in all the businesses.
"In New York and New Jersey
they are now milking cows by
electricity, all the suburban resi
dents are using electricity for iron
ing, washing and all kinds of
motor power, and it will be only
a few years until the same will be
done throughout Kentucky. Some
point near us will bo a big dis
tributing station, and with from
vOOO to $45,000 already invest
ed Jn Winchester it would seem
that Winchester would have .been
that point, but with the investment
made in Mt. Sterling the chances
are that Mt. Sterling will secure
what Clark county has turned
Louisville Bank Tails to the
Regret of Local Stockholders.
The Commercial Bank and Trust
oomoany, or .Louisville, was clos
ed last week by the State Bank
Inspector and Examiner. It is
said the depositors will be paid in
full while the stockholders will
lose heavily. Dr. Benj. L. Brun
ner was nresident of the institu
tion and Clarence Lebus was one
of the largest stockholders. Among
those who owned stock in the de
funk bunk were a number of Mt.
Sterling people, and, in fact a
number from almost every town
and county in the State.
Strayed or Stolen.
Saturday night, blacl; mare,
heavy tail, short mane, 4 years
old, long ears. Liberal reward
for her return to Abo Browning,
Mt. Sterling, Ky. 'Phono 298.
Fred W. Oassctt Complimented.
Fred W. Bassett, the well
known and popular traveling man,
is a candidate for postmaster of
his hoina town, Mt. Sterling. If
good wishes of friends over his en
tiro territory, including everybody
who knows him in Cynthiana, are
of avail Fred will pull the plum
easily. Cynthiana Democrat.
R, F. Greene, Real Estate Agent
sold last week to Mrs. Mary Mark
the property on Holt avenue be
longing to Mrs, Ella Wyatt for
$1,800 cash. Possession March 1.
A nice improved place of 20
acres on Levee pike 2j miles from
Mt..Sterling. E. II. Moss.
Phone 093-a Mt. Sterling, Ky.
8 cakes Lenox soap for 25c.
Spot Cash Grocery.
Mr. Marion Bridges and
Miss Nannie Shack
The Wedding Took Place in Lex
ington Tuesday Morning.
Mr. Marion Bridges nnd Miss
Nannie Shackelford surprised their
many friends by being quietly
married in the parlors of the
Phoenix Hotel, Tuesday morning,
January 28, at 10 o'clock. The
wedding was a very quiet affair
and was only attended b.v a few
friends, among them being Miss
Laura Shackelford, sister of the
bride, and Mrs. Susette Johnson
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Shackelford, of
the county, and is one of Mont
gomery's most charming and gra
cious daughters, possessing a
sweet and lovable disposition, so
essential to happiness in the home
The groom belongs to one of
the oldest and most aristocratic
families in the Commonwealth and
and is one of this county's most
popular and polished gentlemen.
He is considered one of the best
judges of horse flesh in the State
and is well known as a breeder of
saddle horses. Mr. Bridges is a
man widely known and admired
tnrougiiout this section and ins
friends are numbered by his ac
After a bridal trip to Florida of
several weeks the couple will
make their home in this county.
The Advocutk joins the many
friends of this influential couple
in extending very best wishes for
long, nappy and prosperous
Mt. Sterling Boy Honored.
News has been received by
friends here of the high honor
conferred on a former local boy.
Mr. C. D. Wade was last week
elected President of the Eastern
Retail Shoe Dealers' Association.
Mr. Wade left here about a year
ago to engage in business at
Jamestown, N. V.
Accepts Call to Local Church.
Rev. Jerome Kates, of Belmont,
N. Y , has accented the call as
rector of the Episcopal Church in
PURE maple syrup at Vanars-
A Word to
We have just closed out our entire stock of
old silk patterns and placed instead our
Spring I9J3 Stock
Come in and let us show you the cleanest, new
est and most stylish silk stock ever shown in
this city. Do not wait until the prettiest pat
terns are gone, but make your selections early
We Have Received
our stock of Spring Ginghams, and you will find
them now on display
J. D. HAZELRIGG & SON
Garnets Laco Curtains Linoleums
Buys interest of Dr.
Ricketts in Variety
Is a Popular and Deserving Man
With Much Experience.
Dr. J. T. Ricketts has sold his
interest in the Variety Store, lo
cated on Bank street, to Mr. Wal
ter Wright, formerly connected
with The Fair Store. He is one
of the most popular men that ever
worked in this city and hits a large
following which is sure to make
the Variety Store continue to be
headquarters for bargain hunters.
With two such gentlemen as
Messrs. Wright and McCormick
at the head, the Variety Store's
future prosperity is assuicd.
Just what business Dr. J. T.
Ricketts, the retiring member of
the firm, will engage in, could not
be ascertained at the time we went
to press, but a gentleman of his
qualifications and experience, is
sure to get into some lucrative
Farm Journal Soon To Be
Started in Mt. Sterling.
The Blue Grass Farm Journal
a publication devoted to the inter
est of the farmers of this section
and especially Montgomery coun
ty, will be launched in tins city
Saturday, Feb. 8th, with Mr. W.
Hoffman Wood as editor and man
ager. The paper will contain S
pages and will be in the form of a
magazine. It will be issued each
Saturday and will have pages es-
neciallv devoted to the local to-
, bacco nmrkets. saddle and trotting
' norse3i poultry and other subjects
of interest to the local farmer.
Mr. Wood has the best wishes
bf many friends in his new project.
For Sale Privately.
The Foster farm of 188 acres,
lying at Grassy Lick, live miles
West of Mt. Sterling. Terms to
suit the purchaser. This farm is
within mile of church and school
and is a bargain for someone if
sold at once.
30-tr. Pieice Winn,
Trustee for Mrs.'Mary A. McClure
Does not buy a good suit every
where, but it will buy a good suit
at United Clothing Stores.
Full line of Cereals of all