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. :
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
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
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
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.
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
If The Times has the wording
of the bill properly interpreted
and we feel sure we have, we
shall oppose the measure.
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
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
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.
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
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
Austin Faul&ner, Slade, was
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
Will Hammons, of Billings,
Montana, visited relatives here
Mrs. Arthur Cash, Camptnn,
is here the guest of her lister,
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
Mr. and Mrs. Ike Combs,
Canipton, were here last week
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
Deputy Sheriff Bob Dennis,
Marion Strange, I). U. Clark and
F. C. Wills attended court at Mt.
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.
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
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. -
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