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THE . CLAY CITY TIME
J. E. Burgher, Publisher. v.e are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THbTtSDAY VOL. XXVII- CLAY CITY. KY.. THURSDAY. DECEMJIKK 2i WJ2 NO. 51. Bro. Taylor Occupies Pulpit Elder 1 N. T-ylor, of the Bap. t is t church, through the courtesy of members of the Christian church in this city Sunday mrn in and at night occupied the pulpit there, preaching two splen did sermons which were well re ceived. Quite a number were anxious to give the minister en tertainment and the volnntary donations exceeded those of any former visits from ministers of the Baptist church. The number present at each of the two servi ces were above the average. The subject handled in the morning was "The Seven Beatitudes." His subject in the evening was "The Diversity of Communica. Hons between Heaven and earth in the various Eras of the Bible." New Generator Arrives The new generator has arrived at the city light plant and been installed. This, together with the new 20 horse power eneine, when added to the equipment al ready on hand, makes the Clay City light plant all that the town will need fur years to come unless it should tdke a growing period above the ordinary. You can now turn on all the- current you choose and pnt on additional lights where needed. In this plant is now in stalled three engines aud three uenerators, either one of which can, when iu good working order, handle the load. Lookout for Fugate Deputy Sheriff, Ja". G. Fugate, is to be commended for his promptness in helping to keep order in our tow n Saturday when one young man contrived 10 dis turb the peace of the quiet. Mr. Fugate displayed the highest res. pect for his prisoner who remain ed boistrous after arrest but Mr. Fugate in a kindly manner con tinued until the young man was safely lodged in jail. Better be quiet, boys or our Jim w ill get you, however much he likes you and regrets that you make him have to do so. He prefers to see all men free, but inside the bars is the best place for thoiss who want to violate the law outbide. Buys Property in Middlelown Mrs. Lydia Phillips returned home with Kverett Mofield and family, of Middletwon, Ohio, last week and purchased from him a nice five room house strict-' ly modern on a nice paved street and paid forty-four hundred dol lars for it. She left it rented for forty dollars a mouth until she nets ready to move. Winter (Begins Today ... The almanac tells us winter be gins today. It also tells us the shortest day of the year is tomor row. But if we are any judge it realy seems that we have been having winter right along since the tirst of November, making the forecasts of ganderbone 1 reality. Unconstitutional The Court of Appeals has de. t-ided that the good roads bill, which revised the law aud named ollicers, is unconstitutional. Christmas Day Next Monday is Christmas day Santa Claus day. Our Savior's birthday. It is a day above all days that should be sacred'y ob served. But will it be? The day is too often celebrated by revel ing, feasting and drinking. The reverse thing should be the order of the day. The day should be piously, soberly and reverently spent with thanks to our creator for the birth of a Savior. Let us strive for one day to emulate the acts of the one ho died on t lie cross for our 6ins, many of which are annually committed on His birthday. All will not fittingly observe the day, but you, dear reader, and the writer can if we will. Clark Votes the Tax Clark County last Thursday voted by 4 to 1 to levy an extra 20 cent tax for two years to aid the building of a first class pike from Winchester to Lulbegrud under the Federal and Slate aid llao. It is iutended to ultimate ly make this a concrete or as phalt road. It looked to us like this should be done in the begin ning. However, as this is the road coming to Powell county, and as the State is to maintain it, and as they do such good work at maintenance. The Powell peo ple are proud to know that Clark folk are so anious to help the road our way. We Want One Thousand We print SSo papers each wpek to supply our subscribers. We wanf 10(H) and at New Year's is a good time to get them. It takes but 115 uew subscribers to reach the goal. It is not neceseary to run a contest to get the number of subscribers The Times should have. If each reader will speak to a friend he knows should be on our list, but now is not, and ask him to send in his subscription at the beginning of the New Year, enough will do this to make the list read) 1,000. Do this, Dear Reader, will you not, please? State Collects Large Tax Bill The State received this week fl, 21(5,018 as part settlement of an inheritance tax due on, the es. tate of Mrs. Lily Flagler Bing ham. This i in accordance with a decision of the courts, and the estate will make ao further con test of the case. More Road for Powell It is announced that 5.2 miles of road between Stanton andClay City would be let at Frankfort yesterday. Here's hoping the re. port is true, and that the road h built. ' Bring in Your Victory Bonds, If lettered A, B, 0, D, K, or F right away for redemption as in teresr stops Dec. 15th; also your War Savings Stamps, series 1918, w hieh mature Jan. 1st. We will attend to collect in these for you without charge. POWKLL COUNTY BANK, Stanton, Ky. 1 interest paid on time deposits. The Auto Tax When you buy an auto you are in for a big tax, paying kt'fc of the total wholesale cost of the machine when yon receive it. You then must pay a license tax before you operate it at all. You fill up with gasoline when you pay a tax of one cent for every gallon you buy. The assessor comes along for the county and state i:nd taxes you up again, then the city collector hunts you up to settle with you for town tax. The automobile owners of Kentucky paid $2,130,710 44 in license fees last year and $500, 000.00 in gasoline tax. The exact amount of advalorem tax is not known, but will amount to at least two million more. Thera were 154,731 machines registered with the various rounty clerks last year, and there will be more 'mobiles and more license next year. Dies at Middletown Mrs. Jade Yarber, age 537, of Middletown, Ohio, died at her borne Thursday night after sev eral weeks suffering with poison goiter, Sue was taken to a Day ton hospital for treatment, but after all hopes had passed she was taken back to her home in Middletown. Burial near Oiym pia Springs, Kv., at old home place. She is survived by her husband, one son, Albert, and one daughter, Miss Allie Mae Yarber, both of Middletown. Be fore marriage she was Miss Olga Hagaman. She was a sister of Mrs. Win, Bashaw, of this city, who w.is at her bedside during her last hours. Mr. and Mrs. Ba shaw and children attended the funeral at Olympia Monday. Mothers' Club Get Seats The Mothers' Club has boueht some extra 6eats badly needed for the school. They have arriv ed and are ready to be put into the building. The Mothers' Club is a very active organization ev er looking to the comforts and benefits of the children. It is a very commendable organization and worthy of support. H. C. King to Lose Hand Word c mes from Huntington, W. Va. where II. C. King recent ly hicated, tha he had injured a hand some days ago while re pairing some machinery and was now in the hospital there to have the injured member taken off. Mr. King's many friwnds in Pow ell county will regret to learn of his serious accident. ' The Doctor Enjoys Radio Edmon Burgher reports the in stallation of a radio (wireless tel ephone) receiving elation for Dr. I. W. Johnson, of Stanton. The receiver is nude by Crosley, of Cincinnati, and is a first-class outfit. The Doctor hears all the stations east of Kansas City and says they are very plain and dis tinct. Mrs. Millie Mounts has been bed fast the past week tularin; very much, but ia now improving. Personal Paragraphs. Mrs. Emma Mount z was in Winchester Monday. Mrs. A. P. Johnson and Mrs. W. T. Bye spent Tuesday in Lexing ton. Huram Mullens, of Elkatawa, spent Wednesday of last week with Judge Mann. Oyer Ilagaman, of Texas, spent two days this week with his sis ter, Mrs. Win. Bashaw. Miss Etta Bowman is at home from Berea- College to spend Christmas with her paren's, Mr. and Mrs. Curt Bowman. Msdames Emma Mounz, Bos coe Bowman and W. J. Mountz and little daughter, Miss Ruth, spent Friday in Mt. Sterling. Miss Allie Mae Yarber, ot Mid dletown, ()., is here visiting her aunt, Mrs. Win. Bashaw, and will remain until after the holidays. Perry Hall, Ernest Hall and lolui-Beed of Elizahethtown, ar rived liTe Thursday for a visit to Colemau Hall aud other relatives in the county. Clark McKnight and- Krrdney Clark' arrived Tuesday night from Berea College to spend the holi days with relatives here and at Vaughn's Mill. Mrs. L P. Keith and little daughter, Myrtle Elizabeth, and Miss Keese Shimfessel returned Monday from Lexington where they spent a week with their sis ter, Mrs. I). C. Blackburn. Sid Hall and daughter, Mrs. Matt II ii IT, of Antrim, Wise, are here to spend a few weeks visit ing relatives. Mr. Hall .moved from this county in 1900 and this is his first visit back. Mrs. Wayne Thomas llye and little son, Wayne Thomas, Jr., of Barbourville, are visiting Mrs. Bye's parents, Judge and Mrs. A. P. Johnson. Mr. Bye will join Mrs. live in the visit during the holidays. Paper u in Price The Times is in receipt of new price list on paper of date De cember 11. The last price list was issued March 13. The new prices on all papers are consider, ably higher, averaging about 20 per cent over the March price. The Times will make no advauce in printing prices or in the price of the paper. We will stand all of the loss. A Gift for On Enjoyed by all G2 weeks in a year. That's the Clay City Times. One dollar per year only. You Need a Good Farm Pater The Times his perfected ar rangemenls whereby we can rend you the Tunes and Southern Ag riculturist both oueyear for 11.25. The Agriculturist is a great big paper and worthy of a place in every home whether it be in town or country. When renewing for the 1 imei drop in a quarter more aud you will get both papers for a full year. Herman, little eon of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Mountz, Jr., ia improv. in? from a severe attttck of croup. STANTON. Mrs. Belle Marsh is on the siefc list but is improving. Virgil Martin, who has been at Hazard at work is home fcr Xmai. Mr. Owen, of Owingsville, hn been visiting A. (J. Smathers the last few days. The vasper service at the U. P. Church Sunday night wag well at tended and was a success. There is to be two Christmas services here next Sunday night at both churches. Everybody at. tend one or the other.' Christmas shopping has been exceedingly heavy here this time, also the mail seems to have been fuller of packages thau ever be fore. Mrs. Liewellen Cockrum is here thinking of buying property and locating. Mrs. Cockrum wan fermerly of Caniptou and would be welcomed here. She is a sis ter of Mrs. Larkin Stamper. Draws Fine For Shooting Dorce Hardy was fined in coun ty court Tuesday $'0 00 for shoot ing ia town of Clay City ; $10 0 for dninkenuess, and was,. held over till circuit court 'under charge of carrying concealed deadly weapon. Dorce is a lad of but 18 and the conjecture i?, where did the boy get the bad liq uor." VAUGHN'S MILL." Willinni Kenn )ii has bought the W. O. Mize place of 12 acres at $;jrO.00. tioeble Rush lias gone to Cincinnati to seek employment. He probably will move his family there Inter. Clark McKnight and Kodney Clark. arrived from lierea College Wednesday to spend the holidays with their par- ltS. Mrs. Nannie (larrett, teacher of pub lic tsehool willgive an entertainment on Xmas Iay. The Sunday Schoold will co-operate with her in having a tree. Christina (ircetings to the Timet., its force and great family of readers.. The (iood Shephead brought peace good will among men. Suppose we follow ills footstep.. Sunday was the first Sunday to begin in the Vaughn' Mill Kossljn contei-t between the two schools. Our Sunday School made a good showing, but just how well we did do will not be divulged. Prof. J. W. French closed his singing school Friday and departed Saturday for Doe Creek to begin another. Under Prof. French's instructions a pupil can not keep from learning something t-f music as he .is very capable. He main tained good order outside of laughing and of course that alwaya goes with a singing. The fun increased every night, but after awhile the climax ram when Mr. II. M. Cartis sang bin melody of old the Shoemaker by Trade which capped the fun to limit Mi. Curtis certainly did entertain well on this old tune of 79 or '80 Salt t,r taintj. Soldiers Refused The War Department baa'Ve fused aid to tbo prohibition fore- cs id their ellorta to canturn moonshine stills and operators in our neighboring; county ef Meae fee after two. prohibition oHicer were shot dawn by the tinners. Not deterred by the losi of two or their number the prohibition oRlcere were re-in forced aftde- ' turaesl to Menefee where , tie y killed one of the ihinera and cap tured five. They were taken to the Lexington jail. One of the oflicers lost his lifo also lathe last raid.