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CLAY CITY TIME
T J. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY VOL. XXVII. CLAY CITY, KX, T1IUKSDAY. JUXK 1. liTJ. SO. W Clay City Has Big Fire At about ten o'clock Thurs day night the flour mill whistle sounded the fire alarm and. peo ple collected only to find the sec ond floor a ma8 of .flame. The mill was still running then The mill was behind with its orders and often ran at night in an ef fort to k?ep them filled. The fire soon spread to Kimbrell's shop adjoining on the east and to the l'olice Court station and city jail on the west, and next to Joe Mountz's garaee. All of these buildings burned to the ground. Hut for the heroic efforts of the bucket brieade, the Clay City Oarage would also have burned just across the street from Mountz's garage. For a time J. F. Smith's mill and shop was in great danger, and so was the Pow. ell & Smith store. Strenuous ef forts on the part of the bucket brigade also saved these build ings. It would cost no less than 115, 000 to duplicate the mill.; insur ance 13,500. A larae' quantity of meal, feed and flour went down with the building; insurance, $1,500. Kimbrell's shop and ' equipment was insured for 1500. The loss is double that amount. The city buildings were not in sured. The loss to Mountz's ga rage will reach $1,000. No in surance. The Smith and Powell store sustained a loss by the use of goods from the store being placed on the building and kept wet to protect it. The loss to the Clay City Garage consisted of broken window lights from heat of the fires adjacent and the re moval of stock from the building. Too much praise cannot be ex tended to those persous who ap peared 60 promptly on the scene and helped to save the articles from the burning buildiugs and the buildings themselves. The flour mill will not be re built. Mounts will rebuild fns garage, and Kimbrell will re build his shop. , The origin of the great fire is not definitely known, but it is suppose.d flour dust ignited from the electric bleacher, which was located on the second floor. Mr. Jordau,-the miller, had been on this floor a few minutes previous ly, and everything was function ing satisfactory at that time. Preaches at Union Church The Hev. Garrison, of Wolfe county, preached Saturday and Sunday nights- at the Union church. Our Thanks We desire through the kind nessof The Times to'thank all who showed such untiring efforts in helping os save our supplies and accessories during the fire which, destroyed our building. There was only a small amount of supplies overlooked, .which we could have saved but we were so o roach interested in the saving of. ears that belonged toothers, thai were stored. When io need of hfJp come to ut, we are on the job. Joe Moui.tg, dealer, Everett Fraley, mechanic Sunday School Outing J. P. Ringo and daughter, Miss Julia; Mrs. Emma Mountz and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Holmes and family ; Misses Lucy Daniel, Mabel Phillips, Golden Wright, Ethel White, Olga Tracy Ollie Alfcman, Her nice Harnett and Everett Hurt, composed a Sunday School party from the Methodist church which motored to High Bridge Saturday. There they secured a boat and went to Boone cave. All report a most enjoyable day with but the slight est trouble with their cars. Attends Dealers' Meeting Joe Mountz was the guest of the Ford Motor Company of Cin cinnati, May 20, at a dealers' meetingof theCincinnati branch. Over 200 members were present, with luncheon at the Gibson Ho tel, after which Mr. Uyan, sales manager, of Detroit, gave many interesting points on the hand ling of Ford products, and what is coming later. (See Joe, he will tell you more.) Visitor from Indiana Mrs. Hester A. Fraley, of In dianapolis, Ind., visited her 6on, Everett Fraley, the latter part of the week, and she, with her son and family, went to Kimbrell Sunday, where they visited the former's brother, H. K. Blanton, and sister, Mrs. Lewis. Mrs. Fraley has just recovered from a very severe spell of sickness. Kentucky Pays the Difference Gasoline retails in Ohio for 25 cents per gallon. In Kentucky the wholesale price is more than 25 cents. This has been a com mon practice for years. Where articles are produced they are higher than after shipping them often hundreds of miles. Bond Fixed at $15,000 At an examining trial before Judge Derickson Friday for the killing of Wayne Bowen at Stan ton May 15th, Jesse Swangn, J. P., was held to the Circuit Court under $15,000 bond, which he gave and was released. A Card of Thanks But for the heroic efforts of our splendid neighbors and friends In fighting the fire Thursday night, our building and business would today he lying io ashes aud ruins as are those of our friends who sustained loss. The aid of these good people in removing the con tents of our building was remark able. Nothing was lost ; nothing aras broken; nothing was stolen. Not even the contents of the cash register were disturbed, though left alone and unguarded for the entire time of the fire. Tnese kindly acts of help, care and honesty, make us feel prood that we live in Clay City not the largest, not the least, but really the best town on earth we know to claim as home. ' We are prood of our worthy neigh bors; we thank everybody. Clay City Garage, Clay City Times. Died at Louisville Dr. Fred K. Blair died Tues day night at a Louisville hospital and will be buried at his home at Morehead. Dr. Blair was well known in , Clay City, being a brother to Mrs. A. T. Whitt, and his friends here will recret to learn of his death. Dr. Blair saw strenuous service at the front during the war and it is believed this was partly responsible for his death, as he had never fully re covered. He is survived by a wife, having married some few months ago. Mrs. Henry Stepp Dies Mrs. Henry Stepp died in Day ton, Ohio, and was brought to Powell's Valley, where she was buried Saturday. Funeral serv ices were conducted by llevs. L F. Mann and M. C. VanCleve Mrs. Stepp, before marriage was Miss Pearl Smethers, of Clay City. She is survived by her husband and two small children She was 22 years old. Tracy Acts Promptly The fire occurred Thursday nighJ Early Friday morning B. A. Tracy the insurance man, was here to make adjustment for Kimbrell's losses in whose agency Kimbrell held a policy. Tom Edge Has the Job ' Joe McKinney is rebuilding a portion of his residence at Spout Spring. Tom Edge, assisted by Ilenz Patton, are doing the work iu their very capable manner. Moving Back The Times has been advised by Mr. W. H. Swango, of Miami, Florida, to send no papers there, that he is moving back to Stan ton, Ky. Policeman Killed at Ravenna Chief of Police Sexton was kill ed Saturday at Uavenna by ex- Chief of Police King. King was held without bail for the killing. One of the most noteworthy features in connection with Tan- ac is the large number of men and women who have reported an astonishingly rapid increase in weight as a result of its use. C. Shimfessel. Ernest Smethers is in Dayton, O., holding down a position in a planing mill there. $100X0 Reward Some unknown person made the statement last week, 1 have been told, that I had killed a mad cow for beef. Io this con. oection I with to say I have nev er butchered anything but the choicest young stock, and I will give One Hundred Dollars ($100) cash to the person who has so on- derhandedly maligned my busi ness if he will prove his state ment. Moreover, I will give $100 to anybody to prove that I have ever slaughtered and sold any- thing but choice stock aod all in pink and prime of health. John T. Wright. Personal Paragraphs. Sam Itingo, of Winchester, was here Saturday. Mrs. W. J. Mountz spent Tucs day in Winchester. Otis Easter, of Kavenna, visit ed friends here Sunday. J. S. Brock, State Inspector, of Hazard, was here Friday. Edgar Curry, of Lexington, is spending a few days with his father, J. J. Curry. Sam Wright, of Michigan, spent the latter part of last week with his brother, O. U Wrltht. Misses Vera Eubank and Irtua Knssell spent the week end in Winchester visiting friends. Eugene Freeman, of Winches ter, was here Saturday shaking hauds with his many friends. Mrs. C. Bowman spent several days last week with her daugh ter, Mrs. E. D. Conlee, at Kidd ville. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Fraley spent Sunday with Mr. Fraley's uncle, II. K. Blanton, at Kim brell. MY. T.. F. Mann rpfnrnpd VPS. terday afternoon from a two j 1 i - . t:mi. usjs vim wi-ii irieiius at imku tawa. Miss Lillie Burgher left Mon day for Kavenna where she takes a position with the Kavenna State Bank. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Adams, of Dayton, Ohio, accompanied the remains of Mrs. Stepp here for burial. Mrs. Ann E Barnett, of Clark county, is spending a few days with her son, W. F. Barnett, and his family. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wright and son, Frank, of Bourbon county, came up Monday and returned Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Clark, of Vaughn's Mill, spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Sam T. Carr, and family. Vernon Shearer spent the lat ter part of last week with his sis ter, Mrs. Dillard Estes, on Upper Hardwick's creek. Mrs. W. H. Conn, and son, W. II. Conn, Jr., of Wilmore, are visiting the former's daughter, Mrs. A. M. Holmes. Mr. and Mrs. John Maxwell and two little daughters, of Ros slyn, were here Tuesday to ob serve Decoration Day. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Knight of Victo, above Hazard, are tak ing a few days vacation with bis parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Koight. J. B. O'Rear and family, of Winchester, and J. O. Fitch and family, of Lexington, returned Tuesday to Clay City to observe Decoration Day. Miss Tbelma Oillis returned Saturday to her position at Jelli- co, Teon., after spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Gillis. Frank Daniel aod family, of Lexington, spent Saturday aod Ford Turns Out 6,OfCCCth MUr Ford Motor No. 0,000,000 was lifted from the assembly line in the Highland Park Ford Plant at 0:14 a. m., May 18th. Just 5j seconds later No. 0,000,001 was finished. The unusually heavy demand for Ford cars and trucks at the present time has necessitated the building of 5,400 motors daily. These are shipped in carload lots to the various Ford assembling plants throughout the United States. The first model "T" Ford mot or was completed on October 1st, 1908; number 1,000,000 left the assembly line December 10th, 1915; and number 5,000,000 came through May 28th, 1921. Although the Ford Motor Com pany turned out a number of dif ferent models prior to 1908, the present numbering system began with the first model 4tT". A Home Affair We sell gasoline made in Pow ell county which helps by county taxation to build the roads over which you travel daily. This gasoline is dispensed from a pump made in Kentucky which helps to pay State tax to build the State aid road over which you also travel. Buy the best gasoline at Clay City Garage and help those who are helping you in your own county and State. Good Help in Summer Indigestion causes worry, ner vousness, eick headache, bilious ness, coated tongue, bad breath, bloating, gas, constipation and constant distress. HenryC.Thorne 1002 Harrison Ave., Boston, Mas. writes : "Since taking FoleyCath artic Tablets I feelfine.'? Cleanse bowels ; sweeten stomach, invigo rate liver. Sherman Kobbins A Sons, local dealers. Sunday with relatives in Clay City and attended Decoration on Hardwick's creek. Elder L. F. Martin of Old Land ing, was a visitor here Friday. Bro. Martin is doing a wonderful work as field manager of the Mountain Christian League. Mrs. T. B. Ballard, of Lexing ton, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. D. Adams. She accompanied her granddaughter, Miss Bernice Adams, borne. Mrs. Ballard will be here several days. Jack Conn, of Cincinnati, came over Sunday on the excursion to visit relatives and look after bis farming interests. ' Mrs. Conn. who had been here for the past two weeks, returned with him. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Potts, of Dayton, O., were here Saturday to attend the funeral of tlrs. Henry Stepp. They regained here over Tuesday to observe Decoration Day and vuittd rela tives and old friends. Grant Lowe, of liiddletown. O. was here yesterday the guest of bis sister, Mrs. P. O. Kirk. Mr. Lowe has been at the Jackson hospital under treatment for hia eyes. lie is very much improved aod is now on bis way bone.