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THE CLAY CITY TIME
I. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Clay City, the Sirtrou.-uring Country and Ourselves. fUSLISHCD EVERY THURSDAY . . vol. xxvii- clay city, ky., thuksday. .ianuaky in. jictj. so. : V v Valuable Gtizens Move Away Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Whitt have moved t Winchester this week where they will orctipy their beautiful home recently pur. chased there. These progressive people will be greatly misled ironi our Utwn where for the past eighteen years they have lived among u. Mr. Whitt oamo here when in his teens and took a position in the Clay City National Bank, un der. I. K. Cox, then cashier. Three years later Mr. Cox went- to Lou isville and organized the Union National Hank, and Mr. Whitt was then made Cashier of the Clay City National, and held that position until last year when he was elected President. The hank under him grew and prospered as no other hank in similar terri tory. As an illustration: There are two banks in Powell county; al lowing each hank one-half the territory for business, the last bank report of the Clay City Na tional, showing !f rl;jf deposits, we find there is more than $lt! for' each man, woman and child deposited in this bank, when it is learned that the average assessa ble property is less than $400 for each person in this territory, the tigures become very interesting in favor of the last bank report of the Clay City National under the actiye presidency of Mr. Whitt. Uy referring to an old report of this bank when taken hold of by Mr. Whitt we learn that business has increased ten fold. It is most certain no other bank in the country has done so well, as we said before, "in sim ilar territory." But Mr. Whitt is qualified to manage larger af fairs, and so he ha6 been called to the .'residency of the Win Chester Bank, where, according to a statement in our issue last week, the deposits amount to more than one and one-half mil lion dollars. Just three times the business of the bank he leaves. During the five months past f ince when Mr. Whitt has been performing his duties at the Win chester Hank, he has gone back and forth in his automobile, car rying, free of all costs, passen gers of both high and low estate. He had done this with pleasure. He has ever been solicitous to his friends in his old home to call at his bauk when in Winchester and make their headquarters with him. Our best wishes for Mr. and Mrs. Whitt go with them te their new home and we heartily com mend them to the progressive aud good people of Winchester. Dies in Clark County Alta Lee, the lifteen-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Heilio, died at their home on the Boonesboro pike near Winches ter Sunday evening from a ten days' attack of pneumonia. Bu rial in Winchester cemetery Tues day. Funeral services at Win chester Baptist church by Dr. C. M. Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Ileflin moved from this county to Clark about fifteen years ago. Their man? friends here sympathize deeply with the bereaved family. Wants Fifty Million Road Bonds (Jovernor Morrow in a special message to the Legislature rec om mends the passage of a meas ure submitting a vote to thepeo. pie on the question of issuing $30,000,000 in bonds to build the primary system of roads project ed and to pay the State aid on what has been built. The prop osition is planned to appropriate the present yearly road fund to pay interest and retire the bonds in thirty years. "Primary'' doesn't sound good to The Times. If we get it right, it is expected to consume the lif ty million on the system of roads already mapped out. It will then take thirty years to pay these bonds. This will mean but one road for Powell, part of which is done built. This plan is all righ for coun ties like Clark, Fayette and oth ers where 'quite a number of roads are in the "primary" sys tem, but in counties like I'owell where there is but one project it means naught. If The Times has the wording of the bill properly interpreted and we feel sure we have, we shall oppose the measure. The Boosters The Times is pleased to call the attention of its readers to the boosters of Mt. Sterling and Win chester business men in this is sue. These people want to get better Acquainted with Powell county people, and through Mr. H. I. (ieyer, a professional write up man, arranged three weeks ago for the appearance of these articles in the Powell county pa per, forty-one of which appeared in ;he issue of January 5th, and twenty-six in this week's paper. Of course none but the best bus iness people of these towns se cured 6pace. Freight on Coal Advances Just as the Government war tax was taken oil", the railroads, we are informed, made a slight increase in freight on coal from the mines to Clay City. This is evidently very agreeable with the powers in control, take the tax from the Government aud giye it to the railroads. They need the money, and the people, at this time at least, are able to pay the bill. Moves to Take Charge of Mill Richard Jordon has moved here from Winchester andtaken charge of the Clay City Holler Mills. Mr. Jordon is one of the best millers in Kentucky, thus it goes without saying that this mill will soon be turning out the best flour to be made anywhere. Bazaar at Christian Church The ladies of the Christian church will give a bazaar on Sat urday before Kaster Sunday and dispose of various articles for the benelit of the church. Sheriffs Tax Sale Ex-Sheriff Wm. Garrett is ad vertising a delinquent tax sale in this issue of The Times. Tbesale will take place court day in February. "Farmers' Sales Day" The business men of Clay City and the farmers and drovers in lose proximity have arranged for the holding of monthly live stock sales in Clay City. The date for such sales has been lixed as each third Saturday, or Satur day befcre the third Monday in each month. This date has been selected to allow buyers to come here, look over the cattle offer ings and proceed to the Mt. Sterl ing market on the Monday follow ing. Farmers who expect to have live stock here are requested to list the same and file it with the Clay City Times and the same will be published on Thursday be fore the sale that buyers may know what the offerings will be. Lots will be provided free and weights will also be without cost to sellers. This is a very com mendable project and should be a success. Goes to Winchester Eugene Freeman, who ha? been a prominent figure at the Clay City National Bank for the past four years, has resigned his posi- tion and goes to the Winchester Bank to occupy a similar posi tion there. The good people of Clay City and the patron, of the bank regret that Mr. Freeman will leave the post he has held here. He is a young man of un usual cheerful disposition, and full of miscellaneous accommo dations. Postofike Examinations Examination will be held at Winchester February llth for ap plicants for the Clay City post ollice which became vacant July 1st last year. The salary of the Clay City office is now $1-00 per year with pay for one assistaut, rent, fuel and lights. Ship Hogs by Truck The excessive freight rates for live 6tock as well as other lines of freight has put the live stock truck to rolling. One was here this week and hauled a load of hogs that W. C. Taylor purchas ed of II- G. Crabtree. Rebuilding Residence Hubert Adams, who two weeks ago had the misfortune to lose his housenear Brodhead-Garrett's mill together with all its contents by fire, is rebuilding and has the framework up and the roof al ready on. Ford Prices Down The prices on all Fords have taken another drop, though only about ten dollars to the car. But a ten dollar drop now is as im portant with many people as one hundred was two vears ago when times were better. Townsend Getting Better Sherman Townsend who is get. ting along very well is still un able to sit up any. He indeed has had a close call, and it is surpns. log to many that he is pulling through. STANTON. Austin Faul&ner, Slade, was here Saturday. K. C. Baker was in Winchester Tuesday nu business. V. C. Bowen, of Filson, was here Tuesday on business. Miss Inez Breeze was a busi ness visitor here Saturday. Henry Noe and Deloise House were in Lexington Saturday. Mrs. Durrett Ewen visited rel atives at Lexington last week Mr. and Mrs. Uobt. Ewen vis ited relatives at Kossljn Sunday. C. Stamper was in Winchester Monday and Tuesday on busi ness. Will Hammons, of Billings, Montana, visited relatives here last week. Mrs. Arthur Cash, Camptnn, is here the guest of her lister, Charles Baker. Miss May Kincaid visited her brother, llobert Kincaid at Fin castle last week. Everett Peters and Monroe Faulkner have gone to the Paints ville oil fields to work. Mrs. Maud Gilluin, Jackson, was here Thursday the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ewen. Mrs. L. Stamper i s visiting her daughter, Mrs. John Bow. man, at Tellepa this week. Jas. Prolilt, Wm. Garrett, Ch as. Con lee and John S. Oaks were in Winchester Monday on business. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Martin have taken rooms with Mr. aud Mrs. T. C. Martin over the store building. Mr. and Mrs. Ike Combs, Canipton, were here last week the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Faulkner. Deputy Sheriff Bob Dennis, Marion Strange, I). U. Clark and F. C. Wills attended court at Mt. Sterling Monday Mrs. May Stamper and two children visited her mother, Mrs. Clem Shelton, at Winchester sev eral days last week. Mrs. Dennis Spencer and son, Arthur, and Mrs. Laura Akers, of Middletown, O., have been visiting Mrs. Nannie Creasy. Misses Clemmie and Jane Ste phens, Morris Creek, visited their grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Stephens, Saturday and Sunday. Thomas Z. Morrow, Frankfort, State Inspector, was hers Friday and Saturday insoecting the rec ords kept hy the county officials. Mrs. Erva Conlee and three children, returned to their home at Taylorsville after a week's vis it with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. It. Clark. Fiscal Court was in session Tuesday at which time some im portant business matters were attended. All the new members were present with County Judge II. T. Derickson and County At torney A. T. Stewart. Monday was Mt. Sterling court day and the usual aggregation of i'owell farmers attended. Engineers Completing Job The highway engineers are winding up the survey of the rad through this county by ob taining the names of the proper ty owners along the rmite. The road is to be changed leaving this city. It willho built through Whiffa place, crossing the river below the railroad bridge. This does away with both railway crossings, and from Olay City on through the county the survey crosses the river but once, and that is at Slade where they cross to go into Wolfe county. The change in this city is very accept able to our people and we hope to seo it built as surveyed. The next question is when will, the dirt begin to-Jly? The K. of P. Beds Officers lied liiver Lodge No. 70, K. of P., this city, elected the follow ing officers at a recent meeting: Chancellor Commander, W. F. Harnett, Viee Chancellor, Ernest Smeth ers, Prelate, Joel Mount, M. of E., C. C. Daniel, M. of F., Jas. Sine hers, K. of K. and S., Jas. Smethers, M. at A., Jesse Adams, I. G.f Weeden Tipton, (). (L, Arnold Siuethers, P. B. Kirk, Trustee. All K. of P. members are re quested to be at Lodge meeting on hrst Tuesday night in Febru ary. (). W. Easter, C. C, To Feed Cattle Ed win Hose has brought up for ty cattle from his farm in Clark county to feed. These cat tie have been runninc on crass nr. until this date and have done well ow ing to the pen winter. The Fiscal Court will have a meeting shortly to confer with state authorities on the road through the county. The county will have to pay for all the right-of-way which will probably cost $:$o,ooo. Personal Paragraphs. Wallace Burgher, of Winches ter, was here yesterday. Tunis Bobbins has returned from a trip to Wisconsin. G. G. Simpson, of Manchester, spent the week-end with his aunt, Mrs. T. (1. White. Dr. Fred Blair, with his new bride, from Ashland, spent a few days last week with Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Whitt. Representative W. T. McUuire took advantage of the adjourn ment of the Legislature p. day and came home to be with nis iamuy over Sunday. Miss Bernice Barnett Ua turned to her home near the city after a two weeks visit at the homes of her uncles, Bert and Grover Barnett, in Clark county. Carter Reynolds, of Cr1i.L Ohio, was here two days of this week to see Kdwin Iloee on a business matter. Mr. Reynolds regretted that he could not stay longer as oe very much wished to see all of his old friend. tt --. . likes his new hom -.ii i. - aid. '