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THE CLAY CITY , TIME
J. L Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THUTJSDAt VOL. XXVI. CLAY CITY. KX. THURSDAY. .JUNE, TA 1021.. . NO. LT Help Beautify Your School Nothing is more conducive to right living than beautiful sur roundings. Every man woman and child naturally responds to cleanliness and artistic arranjre menta whether in the Lome or elsewhere. Next to the home no place has greater influence on the child's mind than the school. Let us help the boys and girls think clean .thoughts1 and live clean lives by making our schools attractive. Let us show them at the very 6tart this year that we are interested in that school of theirs. So bring your rake and broom andmme along with your boyss and girls and help make that old schoolhouse get an ap pearance of gladness. Circuit Court Circuit Court convened a t Stanton Monday with Judge Shackelford on the bench and Commonwealth's Attorney Orutcher prosecuting. The court house was filled to over flowing to h e a r Judge Shackelford's 6trong charge to the gind jury, in which he vigorously assailed the 'shiners and Meggers of which there is 6Uper abundance in Tow ell as well as in the other coun ties of the district. A number of cases have beeu tried iu the usual swiff, yet care ful maiJ(n of our present court. Sugar Prices Lower Sugar has reached the lowest level . in many years, selling at less than 8 cents wheu sold in 100 pouud bags. But where are the high-salaried chaps who are still holding prices up? .Not longer than two days ago some joints were doing some unwise custom ers to the tune of 17 cents for cream and sodas in the city of Louisville. War prices at only one end of the barrel should be rewarded by putting 6ome of the dastardly culprits in jail until their minds develop a little sense of fairness to the other fellow. Silver Dollars Again There will be coined again sev eral million silver dollars. Coin age of dollars was suspended a few years ago in order to let England hive the silver to put into oue of its possessions where silver is the standard monetary value, It was then anything to wiu the war. Greenbacks will still be accepted for subscriptions to The Tines. For County Clerk 1 Iu this issue of the Times will be found the announcement of J. B. liogers, of Xena for the Dem ocratic nomination for Clerk of the Powell Couuty Court. Mr. Hogers is a lifelocg Democrat, a very capable man who would make a good clerical officer. He solicit! the vote of Democrats in all parts of the cwunty. Francii Charles it carrying his right hand in a fling which is badly swolen from bad blood caused by a small injury while working on a chicken coop. Baker Gets Him It. C. Baker, one of Powell's Democratic candidates for lief resentative, figured quite promi nently early Monday morning in the capture of six gallon of boose and the intended vender thereof. He was up early Monday morn ing and saw the legger with the iroods. Later the legger aban doned his boose and disappeared whereupon Mr. Baker hide the coveted beverage and call the aid of Deputy Sheriff F. C. Wills who tooK the liquor under ar rest. Laer Alvin Louis, of Cane Creek, was arrested, charged with unlawfully having had such li quor m his possession. Louis gave bond and was released. Faulkner Sentenced Ova Faulkner was taken yes terday from the Winchester jail to Stauton where he was present ed to Judge Shackelford for sen tence to the pen for the killinp of Kobt. Dun, an oil man. a few years ago. Faulkner goes up for lif?, and having acted as he has, by breaking jail and evading his sentence, it will be hard for him to gain fovor for clemency. Sher- itF Garrett and Depuy Wills took him back to Winchester after sentence was pronounced b y Judge Shackelford. Coming Down Still Further Crude oil continues to drop in price, thus paralysing the wild cat projects and even depressing the pumping of good wells, al ready drilled and rigged u p were it not necessary to pump some of the wells in order to hold them up, some of the oil compan ies say they would cease to pump a'together until prices for crude get better. On Furlough From Mexico S. E. Johnsou returned Sunday from Vera Cruz, Mexico, where he has been the past twelve months in the famous oil lields there. Mr. Johnsou has steadily grown iu favor with his compa ny, and has recently been pro moted as Held man and salary in creased to $500 per month. Stanton Ladies Serve Lunch The ladies of the Christian church supplied court day at tendants with lunch, cake and icecream Monday in the Court house yard. These refreshments and the agreeable way in which they were served, was most high ly appreciated by those present who readily consumed all the supplies the ladies had for 6ale. Harvests Wheat In Clark County Dr. A. Easter has returned from (Mark county where he has completed harvesting his crop of Wheat grown ou hi farm in that ounty. Quile a number from Clay City attended the ball game at Ml. Sterling Sunday between Mt. Sterling and Ashland, iu which the Mt. Sterling boys, re-inforced by Clay City players, wen the game. The Picnic Ihere is to be county picnic and Soldiers' parade at Stanton. July 4tht in which all the World war veterans are asked to take part, and to come dressed in uni form. The picnic will be held in the Patrick woods near the College. Every one who had a son, broth er, father, sweetheart cr friend in the army is asked to come and help in this picnic and to bring a basket of dinner. This is not to be Stanton'9 pic nic, but the county's, and we want as mauy as can, come, and let i9 all have a good time to gether and make the day one to be remembered. Ice cream and lemonade will be sold, the pro feeds going to buy a Hag and banner for our soldiers. All the candidates are urgent ly requested to be there with a well lillcd pocket book to buy ice cream and red lemonade for for the voters of the fair sex. "The Hazard Leader" Hazard ha9 one of the best equipped printing plants in the state, outside ofhe large cities, and there is being issued from this plant one of the best weekly newspapers in the state, "The Hazard Leader." It is highly ap preciated on our exchange table and has our best wishes for sue cess, even though the Leader i Republican in politics. In the Race for County Clerk J. W. Woolery has announced his intention to run for County Court Clerk through the medium of the Democratic primary elec tion August th., Jim is well known to the pecple of Powell county having served one term as Assessor and one as County Court Clerk. Boy Hurt Seibert Charles, little son of Francis Charles was thrown from his pony while assisting W. L. Byrd with some cattle at the Mt. Sterling court market Monday. The child's head'was pretty bad ly peeled up and had to have medical attention. New Ice Delivery Hugh Bush has entered the ice iield and makes delivery three times weekly, Tuesdays, Thurs days aud Saturdays. He handles ice from the Mt. Sterling factory and delivers early in the day. ue is jooKing lo supply your wants in ice at a living price. Still we Are Dry. The several light showers re cently have not done much to relieve the drouth, though they have checked immediate damage to crops. The river has not yet been made muddy. Some sec tions are 6utiering more than others. Auction of General Merchandise Beginning this afternoon, Mrs. Williams will have auction sales ef general merchandise each Any. This is a rare opportunity to get seasonable goods of the. rifbt quality at your own price. Personal Paragraphs. Dr. .1. T. Nickell, our dentist, is here for the week and h a very busy man. Miss Kuth M'iore, of Winches ter, spent the week-end here with home folks. Tom Wells, the popular travel er from Kichmond, was here Wednesday night. Miss Orpha Burgher is visiting her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Burgher, at Kavenna. Miss Maud S. Bowen.of Slade, was here Tuesday the guest of Miss Beatrice Blount. E. E. Tyra, of Campton, was here Monday night w it li the fam ily of Sherman Bobbins. Simp Crabtree, of Fixer, was here last week with his nephew, 11. G. Crabtrecand friends. Thos. Edge, of Cresmont, was here over Sunday and attended court at Stanton Monday. Austin Johnson, of Barbonrs ville, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Johnson, the iirst of the week. Bernard, Louise and Ililph Burton Conlee have returned from an extended visit with rel atives at Uosslyn. Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Smith motored Wednesday from Mt. Sterling to Paris, to Lexington and then home. Mrs. J. T. Potts and little grand-daughter, of Dayton, Ohio, arrived here Saturday night for a visit to relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan McKin ney, Geo. Bush ami son, Clyde, were here' and at Stanton Mon day on business. Tom Mountz left Monday for a three weeks' tour of the Moun tain counties as salesman for the Gulf Kefining Company. Mr! and Mrs. Chas. Douglas aud Mr. and Mrs. Koydon Faulk ner, of Lirvee, spent Sunday with Mr. ano Mrs. F. (J. Conlee. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Johnson and Miss Lillie Burgher motored to Kavenna and spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. G. Hackworth and folks. Miss Kuth Burgher, who has been there with h e r mother the past month, returned with them. J. F. Leach and Miss Dean Leach, of Kilt's Hill, Ohm, re turned tothtir home Saturday, after spending sever! days with tlieir mother, Mrs. Martha E Leach, at the home of Geo. B, Leach. Mrs. Leach is suffering from a severe stroke of paralysis sustained four weeks ago. W. U. Drake, of Middletown, Ohio, was here yesterday enroute to Wolfe couuty to visit home folks! Mr. Drake is a brother-in-law to James Profit! at Stantou, aud was goig to spend a day with him before continuing hi journey to Wolfe. Mr. Drake drove through in an Oakland car. Mrs. Ann French was taken vi olently sick yesterday afternoon aud.two physicians were called to attend her. Those Horrid Freight Rates The freight on a barrel of coal oil from Louisville to Clay City is but 11.07 less than what this barrel of oil costs in Louisville. This is extortion and calls for immediate atcion of authorities whether it gets it or not. Of course a portion of the cost of the oil at Louisville represented the transportation of the crude oil which when added to the freight on the refined product, brings the total freight un to more than the amount actually realized for the coal oil. The same conditions exists In other lines of commerce We have known the original cost of arti- r cles to be SS.00 and the freight $10.00 to Clay City. 'The lock and dams on our water-ways may yet come in for a saviug on trans portation of the couutry's pro ducts. Examination of Teachers Friday and Saturday of last week were examination days for teachers' certificates, and nine teen applicants took the exami nation. Only two in the county passed the May examination. The papers are n o w 6ent to Frankfort to be Graded. The questions are not a real test of applicants school book knowl edge since so much of it is cur rent topics matter. The bept teachers are .quite likely to fail to pass. The Legislature seems determined to legislate us out of teachers, and the state examin ers seem equally determined tn grade the res' of them out. Tires You Cannot Puncture We are now handling the fa- mous Lee Puncture Proof tires, We are doing this after a per sonal acquaintance of their real value and as certainly Puncture Proof. Mr. S. J. Martin,-of Stanton, is now using a set of these tires on his machine that were put on in BUS and have since I use on this machine. Thre of . these tires are ;ood for many more miles, while only one has been of!" the rim in the almost three years of service. The Company advertises $3 for every puncture injf.'J inch cas ing and $1 for a puncture in u JU inch casing or larger. Think of it. Starting now on a trip with a dread of punctures from the time you start until you return; of having to make t iie haunt s i i, thefc'e hot and lus'y dffc on the pike and the expense of tire patching and ma terial to keep you going, and the trouble and delay too. Then think again of starting out on a trip with a set of Lee Puncture Proof tires, knowing assuredly that you IJ have no tire trouble for at least twelve months or two years. Your trio is a pleasure instead of a dread, auu then it pays.. When you need a new casing come 'round and lei u lit you up with one of the L Punr.. Proofs. " Clay City Motors Co. ' Mrs. Bill Baker, near the city, s confined to her bed with a se vere attack of rheumatism.