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THE CLAY CITY TIME
J. L Burgher, Publisher. V.'e are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. CLAY MTY. KY., THURSDAY, MAY. VI I'JL'J. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY VOL. XXVI. NO. J5 Going at it Right .Tinle Daniel co-operating with interested citizens is mak inj: up subsctiption money to cut down the Rird Adams' hill on the Stanton road. The plan is for the county pay one-half and the people half. This is what may he called community aid. We have had State aid and its llood of law suits, and Federal aid talk too, but in our judgment ment the county and people co operating is the only way for Powell to get the roads that it wants. No one objects to all the road aid the county can get from all sources. In fact we welcome Federal aid State aid, but we think it is time to try out Com munity aid too. Wins Two Games The Clay City Hall Team won two games Sunday. This team lirst defeated the Hell Point boys mi the home grounds by a score of five to four. In the afternoon t lie home boys went to Mt. Ster ling and there carried oil" the game by a score of sixteen to two. There will be no more ball tames played in Clay City in the morning, account the temptation of the boys who go to Sunday school to desert the school and ;o to the ball game. The lineup of t lie Clay Citv team follows : Skidmore, ',1 b. . Martin, 1 b. V. Martin, s. s. Kennon, r. f. Adams, c. f. KnL'ht, I. f- S. Martin, 2 b. Derickson, c. Crowe, p. Clay City game Halbert, p. Mt, Sterling game. The Clay City team will goto Paris next Sunday looking for an- other victory. Tractor Demonstration Joe Mountz, the Ford agent, has been giving some splendid demonstrations this week with the Fordson tractor, by doing some valuable griding to our streets. The tractor gives the necessary pull for the county rri.der and is far better than S horses which never pull together, ami which can pull only for a short time without resting. The tractor gives a 6trong steady pull all the time. Prompt Adjustment W. 11. Eubank, atrent for the Continental Fire Insurance Com pany, together with Mr. Wells adjuster fr H''8 company, were here Friday and adjusted the loss of a barn belonging to T. L. Con lee which was burned just one week before. This is in keeping with the company's usual promptness in adjusting li r e losses. The Ladies' Aid of the Metho dist church will have on sale at the store of Win. Mountz, Sr. Saturday the 11th, pies, cakes, ham sandwiches, coffee and ice cream. Ufodhead-Garrett's Planing Mill Closes Down. Hrndhead-Garrett'a big plan ins mill, of this city, closed down Monday for an indefinite time. The closing of this plant throws quite a number of men out of employment, but the closing is at a time of the year when all la borers can get out and farm for a living. The labor and farming situation is very bad here. Farm products oir 60 per cent., and all the labor thrown on the farm un der such conditions, is anything hut encouraging. Hut the best that can be done is to raise as much of what we have to eat as possible. Bank Report In this issue will be found the intermittent report of the comli lion of the Clay City National Hank. This is by far the best report ever published by this bank. It shows deposits amount ing to more than $,"Wr,(KM. There is more than f 20U,U0.00 in cash and on deposit with reserves to care for any emergency that may arise during the present congest ed period. If you are looking for safety to deposit your funds, y u have i.o further to go than to the Clay City National Hank. Crabfree Sells Farm W. II. Conn, o f Jessamine county, has purchased of II. (i. Crabtree the Millie Skinner place in Waltersville for $2,100, and will move there. Jack Conn and Mrs. A. M. Holmes, of this city, are children of Mr. Conn, Sr. The Times extends a most hearty welcome to Mr. Conn and family into our midst. Wet Weather The continued wet weather is throwing farmers back in this county considerably. The wet weather is also very hard on our new road, especially now since so many b i g heavily loaded rucks pass over it. Such large trucks should be legislated a gainst traveling over any kind of road except brick or concrete. Fruit, Fish and Frolic Dr. J. K. Iteming, who spent tht winter in Florida, has return, t-d. He says Orlando, w here he was stationed, is a splendid town to stop in. There is a bountiful supply of fruit there, but the market is very slow on account of the high freight rates prevail ing. He says the order of the day there is fruit, fish and frolic. Mrs. Russell Improving Mrs. Jennie Hussell now con fined at the (Jibson Infirmary, Richmond has taken & change for the better. Her relatives here have been advised that her doc'or expected her to be able to sit up a little Wednesday for the lirst time tince the operation sev eral weeks ago. Several shale men representing different companies have been with u this week. The Time is still hoping for some real development. "My Old Kentucky Home." There is a plan on foot to pur chase the old homestead known as Federal Hill in Nelson county hicli is the place whore Steve Foster wrote the famous song, "My Old Kentucky Home. ' A. T. Whitt is Chairman for Powell county. Any one desiring to aid in the purchase of this old home may hand Mr. Whitt their con tribution. The place is to be dedicated and cared for as a me niento of the sentiments embrac ed in the song sung and admired by every true and loyal Ken-tuckian. New Ruling on Appointment of 4th Class Postmasters. President Wilson's order for selection of lirst, second and third class postmasters under Civil Service requirements has been modified by President Har ding, giving wider lield from which postmasters may be chosen. Instead of being required to select the candidate standing highest in civil service examina tion for any specilic postmaster ship, the Administation may give the place to any one of three at the head of the qualilied list. Sam Mize Rents Farm Sam Mize has rented the Harn ett f.irm near Vaughn's Mill from the heirs and will move there to live. For several years Mr. Mize has resided at Akron, ( Miio, where he has held a responsible position with or.e of the tire manufactur ing companies, but has a longing for a home in old Kentucky. He and his good wife have a most hearty welcome back in the old county of Pewell. The King Sale The public sale of H. C. King at Vaughn's Mill Saturday was well attended and all articles sold well, the bidding being very spirited. Col. Kay Rowland, auctioneer, reports the following sales: One pair mules and har ness, W.I0O0; one cow and calf, I1.VJ 00; one cow, .ff0 00; hogs from I'.i 00 to MTTjO; one two horse wagon, $80 00; one range, 87H K); canned goods 20 cents to (50 cents per quart can. Candidates Galore Candidates were thick at the Kiim 6ale Saturday. They were all in glee and fun and each one felt sure he would win the race in August, (iee, what a jolly bunch. The Times regret that there is not an oflice for all of them around. Barn Burned Mrs. Fannie Williams had a barn to burn in this city Satur day morning. The origin of the lire was not known. Sparks from the Are came near setting Mrs. K. N. Wilson's residence on lire two or three timea, but each time was quickly put out. Dan Crowe, of Ellwood, Iud., arrived here Tuesday for a visit to the family of Hen Noe. Personal Paragraphs Mi us Lou Wallace, of Irvine, is visiting relatives here. Austin Johnson is home from Harhoursville for a few days.- Tunis Robbins has entered a Lexington business college. Mr. and Mrs. W 11. Eubank, of Winchester, were here Tucs day. Judge 1). K. Daniel attended Circuit court at Reattyville this week. J. C Hall was down from Tor rent Monday interviewing old acquaintances. Rev. Nelson and daughter, Miss Mary, are attending District Conference at Jackson. Mrs. Edith Daniel, of Jackson, visited the family of her brother, C. R. Mize, this week. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Rogers, of Xena, are spending a few days with their son, Judge Rogers. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Duncan, of Reattyyille, are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Mize. Miss Minnie McPherson i s down from St. Helens to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ijce McPherson. Mr. and Mrs. (ieo. A. Zuern and Miss Vivion McKinney made a trip to Cincinnati this week in Mr. Zuern's splendid Huick car. Hert Harnett and Folks, of Clark county, were here three days of last week and attended the King sale on llardwick's creek Saturday. Mrs. Myrtle Hurgher and li'tle Miss Dorthy Hack worth, of Ra venna, spent the week-end with Mrs. Rurgher's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Johnson. Harry L. Russell and L. P. Keith were in Louisville the week end and witnessed the opening of the Derby races at the famous Churchill Downs. The Rev. Sherman Kobbine and little daughter, Nancy, spent the week end with Mr. Robbins' daughters, Mrs. John Clay and Mrs. Jesse Chanev, at Hazard. Mr. and Mrs. ('. Shimfessel, Rryan, Reese, Mrs. L. P. Keith and daughter, Myrtee E. nd John Eaton motored to Mt. Ster ling Sunday and spent the day with Mrs. S. D. Hall. Harry Rowman came home last week from West Virginia where he had been working in a lumber plant, and Hoy Rowman came in this week from Lexing. ton for a two weeks stay. Charles Robbins, Mrs. Robbins and son and daughter arrived here from their home in Wiscon sin to visit his brother, Sherman Robbins and family. They drove the entire distance through in automobile with practically no trouble. The Rev. Sherman Robbins will preach on Rlack creek Fri day night, Saturday night and Sunday morning and Sunday night. Prof. John a Rogers, the uotcd tinging master, of Powell Prohibitive Freight Rates A local shipment of saud from Lexington recently cost one of onr Clay City people 18.00 the freight on it was 110.00. It costs more to ship potatoes from Chi cago by carload than the pota toes cost. The greatest burden to the people today is railroad freight charges. It should be stopped. When the price of farm products is cut in two and the freight on them doubled, we think it time for our legislators to sit up and take another look. Takes Marble Agency A. P, Johnson has taken the agency for the Standard Marble Co. at Rome, Ga. and is ready to supply any kind of monumental work or markers. The Standard is a strong company and supplies lirst quality of work. Those need ing monumental work should see Mr. Johnson and patronize the home agent. Mr. Christopher Home Again R. S. Christopher returned to his home at Spout Spring Monday morning, just recovering from the operation several days ago for ab scess on the head. The ground was speckled with large drops of hail this afternoon following 3 downpour of rain. The drops were large and more hail fell than at any one time for quite a while. The Ladies Aid entertained the men of the Methodist church Friday evening. An interesting program was enjoyed and light refreshments were 6eved. county, is expected to be present and conduct rhe singing. Miss Olga Tracy spent Saturday in Winchester. James W. Crowe, of Eaton, Colo., is here for a short visit to his uncle, Hen Noe. Mr. Crowe has been in Colorado for fifteen years past. T. (J. White is in Mt. Vernon to attend the trial of John Bai ley for the killing of his brother, Rev White, in Knox county a few week? ago. Norvel Wireman was here Tuesday from Ros6lyn. Mr. Wire man has a daughter just return ed from Indianapolis, Ind. where she has undergone two opera Hons for tuberculosis of the bone. The experts of that citj think they will be able to cure Miss Wireman of her serious trouble. Mr. and Mrs. (ieo. A. Zuern and two small children, who arrived here last week for a visit to Mrs. Zuern's parents, Mr. and Mr.s. W. S. McKinney, left their home in San Antonio, Texas, April 11th and went on train to New Or leans, La., and came by sea from there toN. Y., where atltochester they visited Mr. Zuern's old home. It was thought the sea ride would be of benefit to Mrs. Zuern'a health, which has not lately been very good. They came to Lex. ington, where they had shipped their automobile by rail, and from there to day City in their machine.