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THE CLAY CITY TIME
J. E Burgher, Publisher. we are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY VOL. XXVII. CLAY CITY, KY., THURSDAY, DECEMBER J J. MM NO. 60. No Good Feeling for PublicCarrier Every user of electric current in Clay City can have no good feeling for the public carriers that are delaying in transit Ha thaw's new big generator that is needed so badly to give us cur rent both day and night these dark days and long nights. While this machine has only to he freighted from the factory at Troy, Ohio, it lias been on the road since November 18th, now most a month. One of the gen erators that has been down for thirty days has been received at the electric light and power plant from the repair shop and is help ing out the old trusty machine Hrst installed at the plant. With all of the attending adversities it is a very rare thing to press the switch anywhere on the line, night or day and not find light and power. Ulay City has the hest electric service of any town of its size surrounding us. Big Sale at Stamper's The L. Stamper store at Stan ton will conduct a big ten days' fale, beginning, Saturday and oatinuing until the day after Christmas, from thelfth to 26th. lie will also give away a splendid kitchen cabinet free to some one of his customers during this sale. Read his advertisement in this is sue of The Times for particulars. A good time to save is at Christ inas time. New Slove at School House The school has just received and set up a new heater from the Louisville Tin fe $tove Company that is so satisfactory that the second one of the sann kind has been ordered for another room of the school. These stoves are Kentucky made and heat better therefore. Trial of Interest The trial of S:obee Hartlman, charged with I he murder of Leon V Keuaker, leadiivi poultryman of Winchester, last July, is in pro gress at Winchester this week. This is one of the most sensation u trials of modern times and is of much interest to Powell coun ty people. Preaching at Christian Church Elder 1. N.Taylor, of the Hap list church will preach Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sun day night at the Christian church in this city. Urn. Taylor i a very able expounder of the (Jos pel and thould have a full house ;it each service. School Entertainment The city school will giv an eu teruinment some time during the holiday, t lit date of which hes nH yet been determined. We thai' try to print the program next week, 52 Christmas Gifts Remember The Tunes as a sui' a tilt Christmas gift for friends at home or awn v. It, in fact, ig ft .iff a and eosta you les than two rents each. New Auto license New auto license tags are in the hands of the County Clerks. The new tags are in blue letter ing on a gray back ground. Un der the new law, the license cost is based on a rate of 40 cents for each 100 pounds of weight and 25 cents for each horsepower of the car, the scale being determined by a manual of the State Tax Commission. Advance informa tion cannot be furnished on the cost of licenses for dillerent makes of cars. Prof. Taulbee Injured Prof. John W. Taulbee, super intendent of the city school, sus tained a painful injury to a foot Thanksgiving by a wagon run ning over it. While he occupied his position at the school last week his foot did not improve satisfactorily and he did not leave home this week. Miss Myrtle Wright is supplying in his room during his absence. But We Need Gas Quite a bit of wood is being sold m Clay City for fuel on ac count of the high price of coal. Oood wood of proper size is the equal of coal for heating, and in au open fireplace it is the best aod most healthful heat there is to be had. Hut from a point of economy and convenience we ueed the gas now standing at Vir den to take the place of coal. Pasley's Sale At the sale of Gen. W. Pasley, Administrator, Friday, corn 6old from 3.45 to $3.85 per barrel. Corn fodder, 41 to (0c per double 6hock. Oats and hay in stack brought $175 to $1175. Fair crowd present. Francis Charles was auctioneer. Christmas Only 11 Days Off It is only eleven days until Christinas, and as we are working ou this i96ue, Wednesday, it is as "cold as Christmas." Tuesday night was the coldest of the sea son and mauy hogs have been slaughtered as a preparation for the holidays. A Bargain for Some One The Clay City Garage has a Ford Sedan for axle that has not run more than 300 miles. A retl bargain. Looks and runs like the new machine it is. Commissiner's Sales Luther Stephens, our very cap able Master Commissioner, is ad vertising three sales to take place at Stanton January county court day. E. C. Vollmer has received through Joe Monntz, the Ford distributor for Powell, one of those new four-door sedans. It is a peach. The Ladies' Aid of ihe Chris tian Church will have a Bake and Bazaar Sale, Saturday, Dc 10th, at Mrs. Kate Bloom's corner. The price of egs has troie back up again and cream is f7 merits in Louisville this week. Action in Estill County After an elapse of a few months officers are again showing some activity against the moonshiners. Tuesday James Powell, constable, Wm. Christman, depnty Sheriff, and others composed a raiding party to the Forks and cut up a still of Bud Puckeit and son. On the same day they raided a still belonging to Zeke Puckett and on and fonnd a 60-calIon still which they brought to Irvine and is now on display at the county jadge'a office. The alleged own ers of the stills were also brought to Irvine, arraigned before Judge Sproul and waived their case to the grandjury. Irvine Times. In New Territory Mr. A. M. Holmes, the clever and efficient grocery salesman of Clay City, has been assigned to new territory, and will move with his splendid family to Somerset in a short time. The good peo ple of our town will regret to learn that they are going away. Mrs. Holmes has been a leader in church and school circles and her untiring and persistent efforts for better schools and higher standard for church membership is today reflected in these organ izations of our town. In New Position Eugene Witt, County Engineer of Estill county, has accepted a position with the Highway Iron Products Company, of Longinere, Ind. This is one of the best com panies in the country. When our Fiscal Court needs any bridge material or culvert pipe, they should get in touch with their neighbor, Eugene Witt. All auto speeders in Indianap olis are being tried on a charce of msanity. Hut why try them? A Correction In a former issue when this pa per was suggesting the purchase of Bluegrass gasoline and coal oil because a large portion of it was made at Neha, this county, the article referred to Mr. Ceo. Ewen as foreman of the Neha plant. Mr. Ewen sends the edi tor word he is not the foreman of the plant, but merely stillman, and wishes the correction made. The writer viiited this plant last June and from what we saw we judged at once Mr. Ewen was foreman, but Mr. Scott, who we know to be general manager, was not there that day. Hunting in Powell Mr. I G. Jackson, of the MesHcngtr office, and little ton, Ernest, have joxt returned from a visit with the former' mother, Mrs. Amanda Jackson, at Clay l-'ily, Powell county, and sister, Mrs. Aia Harnett, in Estill county. He also enjoyed a quail and rabbit hunt. He report! quail fairly plentiful In that section, but rabbita rather scarce. Knjjlihh woodcock were alio rather scarce. Hunters usually find at least half a dor-en of these fine game birds in a day's hunt in that section. About fif teen years ogo, Pheasants (Huffed (iroue) were fairly plentiful in eastern Kentucky, but Mr. Jackson says one rarely ever Hilda any now. Danville Memenger. Mrs. Luanda C Byrd Mrs. Lucinda .lane Byrd, 81 yeara old, wife of A. Camubell Byrd, died at the home of her son the Hev. W. L. Bvrd, in Simpson ville, at 3:30 o'clock Tuesday of last week. Mrs. Byrd was the mother of A. Floyd Byrd, formerly Common wealth's Attorney of the 23rd Ju dicial District. Other surviving children are: John Byrd, of Chinook, Moot. ; Mrs. II. O. Hal ?ey, Mourbe, Ohio; Mrs. Ben Sewell, of Corinth, Ky., and Mrs. Lou E. Chambers, of Campton. Ernest Byrd, the teacher of the Spout Spring school, is grand son of Mrs. Byrd. At .Work on Bridge (Jeu. B. Leech and crew of men began repair work yesterday morning on the highway bridge across Red River on the Irvine road and will rush same to a fin ish. Mr. Leech has some excel lent looking timber to put into this job. Mr. Leech did the re pair work on the Waltersville bridge and a good job he did. Traffic will uot be blocked so bad ly on the present job as it was at Waltersville. It will be but a few minutes at a time that the bridge cannot be used. Christmas Goods Santa Claus is at Hardwiok & Company's good and strong this year as is advertised in the col umns of the Times this week. This firm always has things at Christmas time to interest both old and young. Call at their store and inspect their line be fore buyiug your Christmas gifts. Some New Type The Times office has received several fonts of new job type this week with which to care for the ever-increasing amount of job printing coming our way. Personal Paragraphs. Otis Young was down Saturday from Fixer looking after his farm ing interests near the city. Chas. Welch and daughter, Miss Sylvia, spent yesterday with Mr. aud Mrs. Shelt McKiunty at Slade. O. B Stamper and Leburn Al len, two of Campton'a successful law practitioners, were in Clay City Friday. O. L. Daniel left Tuesday for DeLeon, Kla., to dispose of a car of mules and horses, which he shipped to that point last week. The Kev. Grant Shoemaker, who has been temporarily located at Fixer for the past few months, looking after some oil field work, will move back Jan. lit. Mr. Townseod, a representative of the Overland Auto Co. wis here this week and arranged with The Times for a series of adver tising of the splendid Overland to begii; running the first of the year. The Clay City Oarage will course, continue to hand'e them. STANTON. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ewen anil family were visitors of Duic Ew en Sunday. Mrs. J. D. McAuallen has re turned to Stanton and her many friends are glad to see her look ing strong again after eo serious an accident. Orover Palmer and Bon Den nis went to Mt. Sterling Sunday to take a prisoner that was want ed by Montgomery county. He was arrested here. Judge Derickson was called to flatten Creek where he married Mr. Buck Holder and Lena Hat ton this week. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Will Hatton and the bridegroom a eon of Nick Holder, deceased. There will be a Christmas Ves per service, mostly musical, at the United Presbyterian church here Sunday evening, December I7th, at C p. m. Every body in vited to attend and joiu in the concert. Will all Stanton come out? llosslyn and Vaughn's Mill Sunday schools have entered into a winter contest on five points, namely, memorizing the most scripture ; largest average atten dance; meeting on time; all ofli cere and teachers present every Sunday; meet and have Sunday school every Sunday until the Second Sunday in March, liu rah for both schools! Wonder which will win. Meeting Closes The protracted services being conducted at Powell's Valley church by Elder P. N. Taylor, of Irvine, came to a close Sunday aight. The writer had the pleas ure of hearing Bro. Taylor preach Sunday morning. This sermon should have been heard by every one in reach of the church. It was a message of unusual im portance to those who pull back because of the questionable church membership and minis try. Among other points brought out was the fact that ll of the Apostles labored with a devil, and asked how much better are we than the true Apostles? N0TICEI NOTICE! Ex-Service Men On Dec. 10th at 6 p. m.f A. N. Spencer Post No. 127 of the A merican Legion will hold a ape cial meeting for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year. All ex-service men, mem bers and non-members, urged to be present. Come aod let's hare a big time, and after the meeting we'll have "some big supper" at the Stanton Hotel, Supper to be as free and as plentiful as "Army Slum." Be sure to be there and if you have a wife or "sweetie'' that you'd like to bring, we'll find a plate for her too. Howev er, if you have do one to accom pany you, come alone and we'll try to entertain you. We are ex. pecting a good crowd; will you not be a part of it? Meeting will be held at the "Court House" at Stanton. Signed: Floyd Caudill, Adjutant.