MT. VERNON SIGNAL
Friday, Oct. i8, 19 12
Published every Friday by
EDGAR S. ALBRIGHT,
. -rr??-?l?J f-ypfsifa
outlook, atili with the progress of
preliminary work it is seen that
the hidden lesources of the old
I Commonwealth are coming imo
UBSCRIPTION ONE YEAR $I.OO
Advertising rates made known on
their own, and Kentucky is slowly
but surely advancing to her right-
of hydrated limcj the commercial
alue of which is will known, as
Is the big demand lot1 this product
will be available by April 1 next.
A costly phase of coal mining
is the timber which must be used
KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION
Spotsylvania county. Virginia
was the scene of the battle of
Fredericksburg in December, 1863
of the battles of Cbancellorsville
and Salem Church in May. 1863,
and of the "Wilderness in May and
June, 1864. No other given
amount of territory the world
over has known to a like extent the
lull horror and cost of war since
modern warefare was instituted.
If there is any county in the South
that can with reason plead poverty
as an excuse for lack of progress
it is the county of Spotsylvania,
where an impoverished people
have tor 6ity years been struggling
to wrest a living from an im
poverished land. And yet Spotsyl
vania, to the shame of the majoiity
of counties in Kentucky, is making
no plea of poverty. Three years
ago its people voted a bond issue
or the building of good roads.
To day Spotsylvania county is
sving nearly 100,000 yearly in
The testimony of Spotsylvania
would seem tosupply a convincing
argument that there is no county
in Kentucky that cannot afford to
build good roads.
ful place in the production of those in greater or les quantity in shor
things demanded by the" advance ing the roof of e: tries and drift's,
of civilization. ' J This cost is obviated to the Ken-
Yesterday the proprietor of the i tncky company by reason of the
Kentucky Portland Cement ana good value of timber with which
Coal Company, covering more its hills ate wooded. Its mile or
than 2 000 acres contiguous to the' more of standard gauge railway
Knoxville branch of the L. & connections if built upon cross ties
N. railroad, was inspected oy a uf an excellent type which tost
party ot prominent Louisville ' eight ceuts each upon the
people, who went to Pine Hill property as against sixty cents
upon rne investigation ot tne each upon the open market.
operatingcompanyforthepurpo.se Sevtral thousand feet of tramway
of seeing the latest big exploitation using, of course, a much smaller
of Kentucky's natural weilth; it tk have been obstructed at a
being the wish of the company to much less timber cost. With
show the representatives of various timber, coal, shale and limestone
interests within the city and State ai band, the company is hastening
what is going forward. The party its construction work in order to
was composed ot Charles a. Not- , pet into a market which
Nathaniel Deaion has found a
sure remedy for the tobacco habit
Nath says that for years he was a
slave to tobacco, and after trying
a. number of so called "cures"
and getting no relief, he threw
bi tobacco awav and quit a
remedy which never fails to effect
Things are getting so cramped
in the Ananias Club that the un
fortunate inmates are sleeping
two in a bed, and even the bath
tubs and pool tables are doing
ton, Charles W. Milliken, George
G. Fetter, Milton J. Tbalheimer,
Dr. Ben L. Bruner, City Engineer
David Lyman, Jacob B. Judah,
D. H. Bowman. John J. McHenry
Chester H. Norton, J. A. Mc
Carthy, J. W. Dreisbach, A. S.
Halle aud Jonn F. Lynch.
Valley Faced by Hills
The property of the company
consists of a little valley some
2,000 feet in length within the
company's lines, laced upon three
sides by the round hills which
some thousands of tons short in
its supply, with no stocks on hand.
Even in the Lehigh Valley district
one must order from thirty to
sixty days in advance in order
to be measurably sure of deliveries.
Enthusiasm is Roused.
The r-iw materials at hand to
the Pine Hill plant must be of
un unasually high order, because
they aroused the enthusiasm of the
Louisville visitors when Superin
tendent Dreisbach pointed out the
British Thermal value of the ocal
gives his orders, and as a conse
quence of this intimate association
with the property and the work
Ibis judgment is ot big value He
is enthusiastic over conditions
The rock, also, is low in mo'sture
though the plentiful supply of ' Lillic Hiatt
coal would make drying processes I Mattie Wilmott
cheaper than with less favored
plants. It breaks in a cubical
form, which is ideal lor manufact
lire, according toO. S. Corneliusen
the engineer at present in chargej
of the field work in the construction
of the plant. Mr. Corneliusen is
a Nc rwegian, schooled in the pains
taking caie of the old world, ad
mira ly "kavened with the eager
ness for result acquired in the New
and he also has enjoyed a broad
experience in the construction and
reconstruction of cement plants,
viewing the errors of others and
devising plans by which to obviate
Outline Is Surveyed.
For the pleasure of,the Louis
ville visitors, Mr. Corneliusen sur
veyed the entire outline of the
plant on Saturday and had its
outline marked in lime, so that
each process could be visualized.
The big plant will extend a
If will be
f.int nf .iiiilwl'il ,,,... ,n iViO-T'
."-..wa. . .... tuiblk) 4V W I 1V
field at work for the piano eiven
away by B. 0. Anderson '& Son.
There should be one hundred
or more by 1 ext week. The list
is as follows:
Name of Contestant
stand sentry to the neighboring joeams by certain traits discernable
mountains. The one containing to the expert eye and the myriad
an inexhaustible supplv of a very , phehistoric crustaceans imbedded
high grade limestone will be faced in the limestone these shells be
by the crushing equipment ot iDg almost pure lime, and com
the cement plant a matter of only posing a high percentage of the
a hundred or so ieet away, which , bulk of the rock itself. Whole
fact will obviate an expensive
handling of the mass of material.
About at right angles, cutting a
corner ot the valley referred to,
mussel shells are outlined in
chunk after chunk of the rock,
and not merely in one spot but in
each phase of the outcropping.
stands another bill, rich in coal of Theie is a thin coat of earth to
There seems to be quite a
Tmtnber of voters roosting on the
fence as respecting congressional
race in the nth. Probably the
air will be change some-what
within next two weeks.
Johnson, of California, declares
he would rather be a live governor
than a dead vice president, and it
is among the possibilities that
Hiram will have bis choice fulfilled.
The registration in the Grand
Old Commonwealth does not
hold out a super-abundance of
hope to the stanapat wing of
the G. O. P.
A Missouri editor says Wilson
is standing on his record; Taft is
sitting on his, and RooseVelt calls
you a liar if you mention his.
Republicans are hoping that
the physician who are doctoring
Roosevelt's throat will prescribe
several years of quiet.
GpOKGE Ade's advice will soon
be utilized: "Claim everything
until the last paecinct is in and
then shout fraud."
If candidates were required to
prove every campaign utterance
there would be fewer campaign
When David said, "All men
are Liars," did he have the present
campaign in mind?
INTERESTED PARTIES VISIT
Pillowed upon the bosom ot
Rockcastle county's hills has been
Jbund a great wealth of limestone
shale and coal suitable for the
manufacture ot a perfect grade of
Portland cement, and at Pine
Hill work is now under way for
the election of a modern plant
with a minimum capacity of 2.000
barrels daily. While the pre
liminary wprk, has o for been
completed, the origins- tors of
tke plan for cement in the foot
bills of the Kentucky aoun
" taittt feel well pleased with the
a high quality, and shale in im
mense veins the other main
constituent of Portland cement.
About 1,000 feet of entry work has
been done in two coal veins, one
of which average about thirty
seven inches in thickness, while
the other is not quite so thick
The coal is of a serai-cannel
character, well adapted to the
pulverizing process necessary to
the manu.acture of cement, carry
ing no excessive percentage of
moisture and admirably suited to
the domestic market when it shall
be mined in quantities over and
above the needs of the big plant,
Only Plant on System.
Thus it seems that the plant is
situated in the center of an im
mense visible- supply of the raw
material from which Portland
cement is made. It will be the
only plant of its kind on the L,
& N. system, and will have to
purchase only one of the ingre
dients of its product, that being
gypsum, a sort of rotten limestone
which is uged to a very small ex
tent and which is cheaply available
from mines in the northern part of
Ohio. On the ground nearly the
entire bulk ot raw material can be
placed at the door of the primary
process of manufacture by the
force ot gravitat.on, reducing the
cost of carrying equipment by a
Roughly speaking, the above
outline is what the Kentucky in
dustry starts with. John W.
Dreisbach, expert in the manufact
ure of Portland cement, and
builder of many plants, besides
being observe' ot three score manu
actories or this cbaracte. in the
United States aud Germany, is
the general superintendent in
charge of the erection of the plant
ad carries the 1 esponsibllity of
gettingout ot the property of the
company the best and quickest
results. Mr. Dreisbach said that
there is no end to the limestone in
the quarry mountain above re
ferred to, and that so long as the
mountain gives tortb limestone,
there will be shale and coal upon
the property wherewith to com
plete'the processes of manufacture.
Owns Ppoperty in Fee.
The hill1 of which the property
is composed belongs to the com
pany in fee simple, besides which
mineral rights are held upon hun
dreds of acres udjoining assuring
the continued supply of raw ma
terials against many long years
to come. It is the hops ot the
company to see the entire property
under service within five years,
whereby the output can be in
creased len-fol 1. While it is not
believed that Portland cement
can be produced within less than
fourteen months, it is hoped that
a capacity of 30,000 brrrels an
nually of an unusually, high type
cover the mountain, which is above
a mile in thickness, to use an
amateurish phrase. Samples of
rock and coal lumbered the car
in which the party moed.
As Supt. Dreisbach's chief
lieutenant is man behind the gun
at the works is MUes Steckle,
electrical engineer, and one who
'.ad a big par-t in the erection and
operation of the two latest and
most modern plants on the Le-.
high Valley district. Mr. Steokle
sees each step taken in the organi
zation of the big, new plant, and
keeps in close step with it. He
has very little time to talk about
it, but sees in the Pine Hili
plant a eiavnerchl god thin of
the first importance. Mr. Steckle
is the man to whom Mr. D.elsbach
thousand feet or more
valley mentioned and
material starts it will
conveyed into storage at the com
pletion of the process, ready to be
loaded upon cars aftir the period
of se son. Storage capacity will
be provided for far more of the
product than ever is likely to
The Louisville visitors went to
the plant under the lead of J. A.
McCarthy, who is resident director
of the company with local head
quarters. Mr. McCarthy is en
thu iastic over the prospects for
Kentucky development, aud he
believes that the visit to thu
spleudid property will cause the
men prominent in Louisville's
commercial life to see ways and
means for greater interest in
Kentucky development iu the near
Annie Mae Sargent
Brodbead Graded School
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Rockcastle County Court. August Term, August 26, 1 91 2
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GRANVILLE OWENS I
It appearing that a petition, signed by more than 150 legal voter.
who are free holders of Rockcastle County, wai filed in the office of th:
Clerk of the Rockcastle County Court and with the Judge thereol 01
the 24th day of August, i9i2, asking that an election be held in said
county, October 26th, 1912, for the purpose of submitting to the legal
voters of said county the qnestion of whether the Fiscal Court of said
county shall issue and sell the bonds of said county in an amount no
to exceed the limit allowed under the Constitution and the Laws of the
State of- Kentucky, and under no circumstancesfor an amount greatei
than $100,000.00, said bonds to be sold and the proceeds arising there
from .to be used iu building and constructing turnpikes throughout,
Rockcastle County and through territory to be hereafter designated by I
the said Fiscal Court, and the Court being sufficiently advised, order
that said election be held at the time and for the purposes stated in said
petition, and that T. J. Nicely, Sheriff of Rockcastle County, be and he
is hereby directed to cause a poll to be opened and an election to be
held in the County of Rockcastle ou the 26th day of October, 1912,
which is more than 60 days after the filing of said petition in said office
as aforesaid, and be will cause the poll to be opened in each and all of
he voting precincts in said county; and he is directed to advertise said
election and the object thereof at least 30 days next before the.day thereo
in some newspaper having the largest circulation in the county and also
by printed hand bills posted up at not less ithan four public places in
each voting precinct in the county and at the court house door A
legal voters of said co. nty shall be privileged to vote at said election
It is ordered that court adjourn.
L. W. Bethorum,
Judge Rockcastle County Court.
A true copy attest:
S. F. Bowman, C. R. C. C.
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Notice is hereby given that in obedience to the above order of the
County Court of Rockcastle County, I will cause an election to be held
at the time and place indicated, from six o'clock a. m. until four o'clock
p. m , for the purposes set out in said ordjr ; to-wit, for the purpose of
submitting to the legal voteis of said county the question of whether
the Fiscal Court of said county shall issue and sell bonds of said county
in an amount not to exceed the limit allowed under the Constitution
and the Laws of the State of Kentucky, rnd under no circumstances for
an amount greater than $100,000.00 ; said bonds to be sold and the
proceeds arising therefrom to be used in the building and construction
of turnpikes throughout Rockcastle Countv and through territory to be
hereafter designated by said Fiscal Court.
All legal voters of said county shall be privileged- to vote at. said
This Sept. 19th, 1912.
T J. NlCELEY,
THE SCOURGE OF
Cost the hog raiser nollions of dollars last yeae and nothing short of vaccination
seemed to offer the slightest promise o f ac tire.
Prevention, however, is the logical solution of the question. Dr. Hess. (M.D., D.V.S.)
has always maintained that by giving Dr. Hess Stock Tonic to tone up and strengthen every
organ in the system, to regulate the bowels, liver and kidneys, expel worms ; and also thoroughly
disinfect the premises, sleeping quarter and runs with Dr. Hess Dip and Disinfectant, would
prevent an outbreak of this disease.
Read what one of the big hog raisers in the country says :
" During 1911 jour country was visited by one of the worst hog plagues ever known.
. We fed Dr Hess Stock Tonic, and only lost two head out of a herd of two hundred and
ten." Alex. Nevius, Modesta, 111.
AI$o note what bulletin No. 182 of the Kansas State College says
about preventing Hog Cholera:
'When we recall the conditions which favor the disease and the manner in which its infection
takes place, it will be en thatfeedingand caring of hog has much to do with the prevention of the
Cholera. Premises should be, cleaned and disinfected regularly. The hogs themselves should be dipped
every few weeks. Maintaining these conditions helps to keep np the vitality of the hog and jn this way
troublss of all kinds are warded off. To aid digestion and circulation and 10 preventworms. the bulletin
" reeommeuda a formula of Wood charcoal, Sulphur, Salt, Sodium Uicarhonate, Sodium Sulphate, Sodium
Hypoaulphate and Black Antim
This formula, given in tablespoonful doses would undoubtedly be benefical but would cost the hog raiser about
10c per pound. Now compare this with the formula for Dr. Hess Stock Tonic which is vastly superior and has steed
the test of 20 years.
NUX VOMICA. Digestive and Nerve Tonic. QUASSIA. Digestive & General Tonic. Expels Worms.
SULPHATE OF IRON, Blood Builder & Expels Worms. SULPHATE OP sODA,Laxatwe & acts upon theLiver.
COMMON SALT, Appetizer. Expels Worms. EPSOM SALTS, Laxative,
NITRATE OF POTASH, Acts upon the Kidueys. CHARCOAL. Prevents Noxious Gases.
TTENUGREEK, Tonic and Aromatic.
This preparation is compounded by Dr.Hess,(M.D., D.V.S.) and sold to you on a written
guarantee and only costs 3c per month fbr the average hog. The definition of the ingredients
are taken from the United States Dispensatory and noted medical authorities.
Feed your hogs
Dr. Hess Stock Tonic
to prevent disease and expel worms. Sprinkle the runs and sleeping quarters with a solqtiOn of
Dr. Hess Dip and Disinfectant
one of thaf oremost coal tar, creos6tetf i'sinfefctatfts known. Also dtp your hogs with this solution
when the weather will permit, and you will'have'no loss from disease. -
5ib PaU.......$l.o. -loo-lb- S5.00
JONASMcKENZIE, dealer MT. VERNON, KY
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