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Kentucky Portland Cement & Coal Co
Have Begun Work at Pine Hill
The Big Ccmeut Plant a Certainty.
Our-tild stand by "J- M." waS
at Pine Hill a few days since
making arrangements lor telephone
connection with the new enter
prise now starting up there. Up
on our request for information
relative to the big undertaking at
that point he gives us the follow
ing which he eleaned from Presi
dent E. M. Newton, B. R. Hutch
craft and other sources:
The Kentucky Portland Cement
& Coa' Company's property at
Pine Hill consists of about 2000
acres. The limestone ledge, being
over one hundred feet in thickness
above the level of the valley and
extending to a great depth below,
covers six hundred acres. The
limestone is pronounced by ex
perts to be suitable for the man
ufacture of the highest grade ol
Portland cement. The clay de
posits are of great thickness and
extend nearly all over the property
This material is high in alumina
and silica and low in magnesia and
iron. The raw materials being in
such great quantities afford a wide
scope in arranging the mixture ol"
these materials for cement manu
facture, and make it possible to at
tain here "the point of perfection
in cement making."
It is difficult to express in tons
the estimated quantity of these vast
deposits. A large daily output of
the manufactured product cannot
exhaust the Mipply of materials in
hundreds of years. Both the
limestone and shale will go to the
"niill by gravit' , as the mill site is
in ihe valley.
The company owns 1200 acres
of highest grade of bituminous
roal adjoining the limestone and
shale. The entrance to the mine
is -vfifty eight feet above the mill
site of the cement plant, making
gravity transportation possible for
the fuel as well as for the raw
materials. There are three veins
of coal on the property aggrega
ting a thickness of ten feet. The
analysi- of this coal proves its ex
cellent quality and fitness for use
in the manufacture of cement.
The limestone and shales are
found in the mountain on the
right and the coal in the mountain
on the left. The company is doing
the preliminary work toward the
construction of a modern and
thoroughly equipped plant to make
not less than 700,000 barrels of
Portland cement annually. The
plant will be up-to date in every
way, and advantage will be taken
of all modern machinery that has
proven practical and means
economy in tnaufacturing cement.
The transmission of power will
be electrical, and the power plant
itself will use turbine engines and
automatic stakers for feeding the
boilers. All of the mauufacturing
buildings will be of steel con
struction throughout, corrugated
steel fastened to steel girders for
side walls nd the same material
used as roofing in all buildings
where heat is utilized, the entire
plant will be absolutely fireproof
as well as one of the most modern
mill in existence. The company
will have the most up-to-date and
labor saving cement plant In the
United States and will be able
to make ceraeut cheaper than all
competitors owing to the many
advantages presented in having
the coal, shales and limstone right
on the ground which costs little
for transportation to the mill by
vein nearer top of hill.
The company's Tieadquarters
and its officers are at Baltimo-e,
Md. The directors are also there
in addition to those at Wilmington
Del,, Albertown, Pa., and "Wash
ington, D. (J., Col. J. A. August
latter city. The Superintendent,
managers etc., will be located at
Pine Hill and Alt. Vernon.
B. R, Hutchcraft, engineef Ira
S. Barth and assistants are at
work surveying, mapping and
platting the'grounds for the build
ings. Tract laying is going on
over the old coal road route from
Pine Hill depot to a point near old
tip house where- the plant wi;J
be located. Tools implements and
material are arriving for use in
the preliminary work. The men
are pleasantly located at V. P.
Freeman's, the man in charge of
the company's domains for past
four years. It will require a train
of 25 cars to transport the' ma
chinery to be used in the in
stallation of the-piant. Employ
ment will be given to 600 or
700 men and the value ot the
output of cement and coal is placed
at more than $700,000 per annum.
If the undertaking is carried
out, and we see no reaion why it
shoulden't be, it will behoove Mt.
Ve. non to get a move on and put
up a first class turnpike between
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gravity. Facilities for transporta
tion and accessibility to markets
are first class and can readily be
seen by reference to maps of
Louisville & Nashville railroad
There is not another large railroad
in the United States today but has
from one to ten Portland cement
plants on its lines. This will be
the first cement industry established
on the vast L. & N. system.
The cost of the proposed installa
tion is placed at one million
dollars. The company will
naturally take advantage of all
modern machinery that means
economy in manufacture, and in
stead of paying $2.65 per ton for
coal, it is said it will cost much
less than one fourth of this amount
per ton. These advantages, plus
the expert management, will make
it possible to produce the highest
grade of Portland cement at less
cost than any other mill in the
United States. Engineers and
leading cement experts of the
country agree that the highest
grade cement should be produced
at Pine Hill and at a cost far be
low that of any other plant any
where. The company has on its property
three veins of coal, drift mining
containing several million tons of
bituminous coal, which mines in
large blocks, is very hard, and
makes an ideal fuel for steam and here and Pine! Hill.
domestic purposes. This coal was I It is confidently believed that
very popular when the m:nes were this great undertaking, in con-
in operation years ago under Col. J nection with the. big jvorks of the
W. J. Sparks Co., in. the stone
crushing and sand-industry, that
greater facilities are' 1 being added
$1,100.00 Attraction for the
rodhead Fair
Cash Crooke and later by Col. J.
A, August and others, and the
company is assured of a ready
market for the block and lump
oal which will be a by-product,
as only the nut and slack coal will
be needed in the mauutaotuie of
cement. The company has an offer
of $1.65 per ton f. o. b. mines for
their entire output of block and
lump coal and they expect to
produce 100.000 tons ""annually.'
Since the -mines were opera'tecT
years ago two new veins of coal
have been found at lower levels
the product therefrom it is claimed
is as good ll not better than the
'. April 24th. 1912. - r
A. M. Hiatt. Secretary " ' '".-'
Rocastle County Fair Association, s
Brodliead, Ky. " -
My dear sir :
I am glad to know that our contract has proven
satisfactory, and take pleasure in notifying you that, Mr. 0. N.
Lockwood, Aviator, driving the u Dixie Flyer;" a Prowse Bi-plane,
will be with you August 14, 15 and 16, 1912, giving two exhibitions
daily at your fair, and under your supervision. The flights to take
place in the afternoon of each day, at such hours as you may suggest.
Each flight will consist of the usual evolutions of a heavier-than-air
flying machine. He will be in the air several minutes each flight.
In case of business engagement or other reasons keeping me
away from your fair, my representative will be present and see that
everything will be as represented,
Tiusting I may have the pleasure of meeting you in person,
and wishing you and your associates, who have made it possible for
your people to see '' the latest invention of man " in the air, a merited
success I beg to remain.J
Very truly yours,
, - '
- - " L. V. Prowse.
to and ever increasing in output
will within next three years in
crease the county's assessment list
and valuations to double that ot
what they are today. It now
looks as though Rockcastle's im
mense mineral resources will be
developed. , I
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'May 6,'i9i2,
Mr. James Maret; '
Gen' I Manager Rockcastle
Home Telephone Company,
Mt. Vernon, Kentucky,
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' Style That Stays
Style is so important a mattter that one of the most import
ant things about it is How long will it s;ay stylish? Your
object in being particular about style is to look stylfehUf you
want your clothes to look that way after weeks ard months
of wear you must be particular to get something
more than just style
Your Clothes Will Not Keep
Their style unless they're made that way; "made that way"
means all-wool fabrics scientific shrinking processs,
best linings, interlinings and trimmings - v "
They Have Stood the Test. Don't Buy Until
You See Our Goods. Compare the Values,
Compare the Price. You'll be couvinced -at
... - once we save you money. ;
, PRICES $5 TO $20 V
We Have the Newest Styles in STRAW HATS i
' Prw HIB Arrow Brand Cos
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You'U Eventually wear WALK-OVER SHOES. Why not wear them now.
Dear Sin
In reply to your valued favor of
the 3rd. instant will say thatl am
veTy much pleased to know that
Mt. Vernon has such a wide
awake' citizen. Kindly requesl
any paper which makes mention
of our business "to send us a copy.
You can also tell them that later
on we will carry on an adver
tising campaign in their state
that will re-Tmburse them tor any
space they may give us at this
Will further say that we have
erected five Portland cement
plants iu the United States, and
or more enthusiastic over the
prospect in your county than we
have ever been in any former
proposition tor the reason that
nature has provided all the
materials including the fuel, for
the manufacture of the highest
grade of Portland cement, which,
by the way, does not exist at anv
other plant in the United States.
To verily this belief, we expect to
invest a million dollars at Pine
Hill. I give you this information
so that you may appreciate what
you have in your own county.
Usually "A prophet'is not without
honor save in his own country
Assuring you that we appreciate
the interest you have'takee, we are,
Yours very truly,
E. M. Newton,
A thousand tongues could not
exnress the cratitude oi Mrs. J. E.
Cox of Joliet, 111 , for her wonder
ful deliverance lrom an nwtui
fatt. "Tvphoid pneumonia had
left me with a dreadful cough, she
writes. "Sometimes I had such
awfnl coughing spells I thought I
would die. I could get no help
from doctor's treatment or other
medicines till I used Dr. King's
New Discovery. But I owe my
life to this wonderful remedy ior I
scarcely cough at all now " Quick
and safe, its the most reliable of
all throat and lung medicines.
Every botile guaranteed. 50c and
1.00. Trial bottle free at Cbas.
C. Davis'.
Miss Edith Ailams, Mattie and
Fannie Riddle, visited Miss Myrtie
Bryant Thursday. -Miss Mahala
Hickney, of near Maple Grove was
the guest of Miss Martha and
Fannte Stewart Sunday. Mr. and
Mrs. Tasper Owens, visited Mr.
and Mrs. Edd Owens of near
Maple Grove Sunday. The Bible
reading at this place continues.
Mfss Maude Adams was the guest
of Misses Hattie and Fannie Lang
ford Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John
Treadway visited relatives in the
Buckeye section Saturday and
Sunday Miss Edith Adams was
the guest of Misses Mattie and
T? ..:.. DlJJta Cnvi.-Jo..
Wm. Hays, of Conwav, visited
his daughter Mrs. J. W. Riddle
first ol the week. The infant
child of Pal Moore which has
been sick for some time is better.
Mr. and. Mrs.. Henrv Parrett,
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Emrait Treadway Sunday. Charley
Sheperd is working at Mt. Ver
non. Mr. and Mrs. W. C John
son visited Mr. and Mrs. J.
Boreing Sunday. Miss Docia
Shepherd spent last week with
hei brother, Ramey, of near Mt.
Vernon C. L Riddle and sister,
Miss Minnie, of East Bernstadt
are vis ting "relatives at this place.
Some of the people, of this"
vicinity attended church at '
Buckeye Sunday. s '
Children Cry
Is there anything in all this
world that is of more importance
to you thon good digestion? Food
must be eaten to sustain life ard
must be digested and converted
into blood. When the digestio-i
fails the whole body suffers.
Chamberlain's Tablets are a ration
al and reliable cure for indigestion
They increase the flow of bile,
purifv the blood, strengthen the
stomach, and tone up the whole
digestive apparatus to a natural
and healthy action. For sale by
Chas. C. Davis.
OMI&ren Cry
ii s
. H. Mullins made a busi ness
trip to Mt. Vernon first of the
week. Mrs. Ben Mullins has
been very sick but is some what
improved Mrs. Joel English of
Cruise visited her brother Green j
Oabbard Sunday. Miss Pearl
Anderson visited her cousin Miss
Lillie Mullins Sunday. Mrs.
Clarence Durham is Improving
, Wm. Isaacs, of Berea, traveling
salesman for Robinson Bros., was
with the merchants last week.
Mrs. E. Mullins spent " Satur
day--with Mrs. Edd Owens.
Emmett Anderson attendeo church
on Crooked Creek Sunday. Farm
ers are very badly behind with
their work on account of well
weather. Miss Ida Rose, of Jack
son county, has been with her
sister, Mrs. Joe Hampton for the
past week.
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I Cham-erlabi's Liniment worfder
I fully effective. One' application
Men's.$4,50 Shoes - - - - $3.25
" 3.50 " - - - - 2.75
" 4.00 "Oxfords - - - 3.25
" 3.50 " 1 - - .- 2.75
Ladies'-Oxfords -'- $1.50 to 2.25
Misses' Oxfords - -J- J.25to J.50
A lot of Ladies' Fine Shoes at cost.
Call and see our line.
Otir shoes are good and our
I will convince you of its merits.
I Trf'it. For sale by Cbas. C.
I, Davis.
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