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CLAY CITY TIME J. E. Burgher, Publisher. VJ are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY Til L:-At VOL. XX VII. CLAY CITY, K.Y., THURSDAY, JUNK Z. J922. " NO. 25 "Just Forty Years Ago" June 24, 1882 will ever be a memorable date with the editor of the c7ay City Times. It was the date of the first school exhi bition known to us, who then was a child of nine years, togeth: er with a large number of other urchins of about the 6ame. Misa Custus Deshong was the teacher a Spout Spring, four miles from Clay City. Miss Custus came from. Mont gomery county at Camargo, and is now living there together with her husband, John D. Stephens. She secured a spring subscription school of probably forty pupils and she well and truly taught them all as efficiently as that number is taught in any school today. She taught the fall school of probably an enrollment of eighty pupils, and they were just as well taught as were the pupils of the spring school. When t It is splendid teicher first entered the school room 6he began teaching the school as a whole in concert. The children were taught good manners, they were taught morals and they were particularly taught to ob serve what they were taught in their books as well as orally, which method was a favorite manner of impressing the studies on the young minds with this ex cellent teacher of "Just Forty Years Ago." Miss Custus was the first to in troduce the calisthenic into our schools as a means of the proper physical development of the body. These exercises are being re in troduced of later years into our advanced schools. While the schools attended by the writer the four years preced ing '82 were taught by splendid teachers, and in succeeding years attended the schools of such most excellent teachers as Judge Hugh Riddell, M. G. Whiteman, Miss Eva Mastin and Prof. F. P.Tracy who is still in the harness, the school of '82 with its happy cli max just blossoming in our minds at . the early age nf nine years, was the most impressing upon the writer. The stimulus for the writing of this article is the fact that this old-time school exhibition, a suc cessful event, occurred forty years ago on June 24, Saturday. June 21 this year is also Saturday. .The forty years ago is impressive on account of the 6oug"Just For ty Years Ao" sang eight years later in another successful school exhibition given at the close of a spring subscription school taught at Spout Sprint by the now ven erable Prof. F. P. Tracy. Threatening Drouth The freqnent rising clouds assing over with but little rain the last of the week is succeeded by dryer weather. To this date no injury has accrued from dry weather, but in a few days con ditions will change if no rain falls. The wet weather has stim ulated shallow rooting of corn which will b e damaged much worse than had it been dry all along. Should, much dry weath er come the late com will do b.tter than the early. Circuit Court Circuit Court convened a t Stanton Monday with Judge Gardner, of Magoffin county, presiding as special Judge and Commonwealth's Attorney W. J. Baxter and County Attorney A. T. Stewart, prosecuting. A large crowd attended the first day of court, and many of them enjoyed a splendid dinner served by the good ladies of the Stanton Chris tian rhurch. Attorneys A. H. Stamper, Leburn Allen and C. Lydon, of Campton ; Judge Ben ton and C. F. Spencer, of Win chester; B. F. Day, Mt. Sterling, wers visitors. Many cases have been disposed of. Elect Two Teachers At the meeting of the Town Board Saturday night teachers were elected for first assistant and second assistant's positions. They were Misa Ethel Congleton of Frankfort, and Misa Georgia Howell, of this city, respectively. Both were elected unanimously and have the reputation of being first-class teachers. The positions of principal and primary teacher were left open to be tilled at the next regular meeting night, July 1st. The tax levy for 1022 wa9 set at 50 ceuts on the one hundred dollars for general purposes and 75 cents for school purposes. Garage to Change Hands The Clay City Garage has been sold by the Burghers to Wm. Ba shaw, of this city. Mr. Bashaw will take possession immediate ly and personally superintend the business. Mr. Bashaw is a splendid business man and line citizen. He will render the pub lie complete service in the garage accommodations. He goes into the business whole heartedly which means success. Be sure and stop his way when you drive iuto Clay City. Road Work Considerable crowning and shaping of the road from Clay City to Stanton has recently gone on. The grader was broken sev eral days ago, which caused a temporary close down. TheTimes 18 glad to see this work going on and sincerely hopes to see as fine road between the two towns as there is between Clay City and Winchester. Mr. Bloom Takes Treatment James Bloom went to Louis ville last Friday to consult a spe cialist and take the great radium treatmeut. Mr. Bloom' is suffer ing from a ba J throat trouble and it is doubtful if this latest and most wonderful discovery will be able to cure him. At last re port he was some' better, how aver. . " ' Woodward Fined and Jailed Frank Woodward was tried in Circuit Court Monday for shoot, ing at James Profit t and family in their automobile last summer. He was given a fine of $20) and six mouths in jail. Looking Our Way In speaking of the Clark coun ty roads, the Winchester Sun has the following to say of the road in that county coming down this way: The Iron Works pike leading from this city to Powell county, is one of the most badly needed roads in this couuty. The Pow ell county road from the Clark county line to Stanton is of the highest type gravel. Clark coun ty has a-few miles of macadam road leading from Indian Fields, road to the Powell county line that has been permitted to get in bad repair and is now being repaired but when this roadway is completed it will mean much to Winchester and Clark county as well as to Central Kentucky which gives a direct outlet to Eeastern Kentucky. That June Tide June 26, 1882 saw the biggest tide ever known in Red river. Wheat was cut and in the shock and thousands of them went down the river. The tide was on Winchester, court day and those from tns county attending on that date was marooned from home. Every resident of this county ha3 seen or heard of the big June tide, thoueh few re member the day of the month or the year. All corn in the path of the flood was uprooted and great destructio . otherways was wrought. Will Teach in Mercer Miss Delia C. Portwood has been chosen principal of the Brighton Graded school in Mer cer county. Miss Portwood is cer tainly well qualified for the po sition and her numerous triends and admirers of Clay City aud Powell county heartily commend this splendid young lady and teacher to the good people of her school district. Miss Delia has a splendid record in her attend ance at the Eastern Normal at Richmond. Died on Upper Hardwick's Creek Field Adams died Mouday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Smith, on the head wa ters of Hardwick's creek, aged 79 years. Burial Tuesday at the Adams burial grounds near Mar ble yard. Several 60us and one daughter survive. Price Reduction Sale at Stanton Harkwick V Co., wide awake Stanton merchants, are making new prices on most of their lines in order to reduce their stock. Read their ad this week and note further reductions in flour and other articles. If you buy sup plies at Stanton, see Hard wick & Co.'before trading eUewhere. Hog Sales (. L Daniel sold at Saturday's sales day J57 head of shotes at auction to Ievi Clem at 0 cents per pound. The average weight of the shotes was sixty pounds. At the same time Lurn Allen sold to Clem a sow a six smali ihctet for 126 00. Personal Paragraphs. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Curtis spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Everett Fraley. Miss Nina Shearer is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dillard Estes, at Vaughn's Mill. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Armour and family, of Torrent, spent the week end in Clay City. Miss Beatrice Blount, of Cin cinnati, returned last week to be with relatives awhile. J. F. Smith spent a few days this week on a business mission at Pilot and in Estill county. Mrs. Jennie Russell went to Lexington Saturday to consult a specialist as to her condition. Stanley Portwood, of Agawan, spent last week with his uncle, C. Portwood, at East Riverside. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Atkin son, of Stanton, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T. G. White. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Blackburn of Frankfort, visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Shim fessel Sunday. Misses Etta Bowman and Nel lie Ware returned last Thursday from Berea College to spend their vacation with home folks. L. P. Keith left this week for Chicago, and will go frem there to Hollon, Mich., in the interest of the Brodbead-Garrett Co. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wills, Mr. and Mrs. Riley and little daugh ter, of Camargo, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Shearer. D. B Hurt ieft last week for Bloomfield where he took the position formerly occupied by II. II. Pherigo who has returned home. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Conn and three children, of Nicholasville, visited the former's sister, Mrs. A. M. Holmes, the latter part of last week. Little Miss Virginia Hall, of Mt. Sterling, is visiting her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Shim fessel, having returned Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Keith. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Quillen, of Falmouth, arrived here Saturday in their splendid new Dodge. Mrs. Quillen went to Vaughn's Mill and Mr. Quillen returned home. Ben Mastin and daughter, Misa Ethel, Johnny Parr and little daughter, of Cincinnati, O. mot ored here Sunday and visited rel atives and frie"nds until Monday evening. Ora Todd and Geo. Ragland, of Clark count, were here Tuesday looking for some hogs to sell. But they did not find any, all of them having been sold on the Clay City Court market Saturday. Miss Abbie Hurst visited her friends, Judge and Mrs. Mann, last week on her way home from Berea College. She reports 2000 students attending, and the school well equipped in every depart roeot. Stanton Grumblings Mrs. Willie Spencer, who has been very sick, is improving. Mrs. Lue Dehart has been on the sick list, but is improving. Mrs. Anderson is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Stephens. Mr. and Mrs. John McAnallen motored to Winchester Sunday. Lewis Stephens' little girl, Lil lie, is 6ulTering from scarlet fever. Everybody in Stanton seems to be getting along very well at this writing. Mr. and Mrs.. Charlie Sparks are rejoicing over a fine boy born June Oth. There was a large crowd here Monday to see Circuit Court be- gin and hear the instructions of the Judge. Mr. and Mrs. Duic Ewen are tearing down their old house here and expect to erect a new one soon on the same lot. Attorneys LteburnAllen, Green berry Stamper and Caesar Lin den, of Campton, are attending Circuit Court here. Church on Black creek Satur day night and Sunday by Mr. Hollars. He hopes to organize a Sunday School there also. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew HollarB and children and Mrs. II. A. Marsh and little daughter Evalyn, motored to Winchester auJ Mt. Sterling Monday. A large crowd from Stanton at tended the "group gathering" at Rosslyn on the 18th. Every one seemed to have a good time. The speakers at the gathering were Attorney A. T. Stewart, Rev. Jes sie Kincaid, Rev. R. A. McCona gha and Andrew Hollars, of Stan ton, all on the job. Dr. A. T. Knox, of Thompson, Ky., was on the program, but failed to get there. There were also exercis es by Stanton Christiau Sunday School and Rosslyn Union. Mr. C. C. Jackson has taken over the Stanton Cemetery and will fence, improve and beautify the Cemetery. All of the good people in the county that have relatives buried there are re quested to do all you can to help Mr. Jackson by sending a gift or donation to go to the cemetery fund. Mr. Jackson will keep a record of all donations and also how they are spent, and anyone is invited to come to his place at any time and see how the money is used. If you have any special thing that you want done to the cemetery, let Mr. Jackson know. This is a thing that has been needed here for some time. 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