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THE CLAY CITY TIME
J. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Ccuntry and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDA) CLAY CITY. KY.. THURSDAY. AUGUST I. Jittl. NO. M VOL. XXVI- A. T. Whitt Gels Control Of Winchester Bank A. T. Whitt, President of the "iay City National Hank, we h ive just learned, has purchased lite late Holly With erspoots in itrest in the Winchester Hank which giyes hi m control of this ii dilution. Mr. Whitt is an un excelled banker, having made a -u. cess of his venture in Clay City during the past, eighteen years, f if teen year of which time lie was cashier and is now its president. Mr. Whitt will assume the presidency of the Winchester Hank assuring the same connec tion that Mr. Witherspoon held from the time the bank was or ganized years ago. We wish to assure the Clark county people, our neighbors and friends, that Mr. Whitt, is fully capable of car in;: for the management of the Winchester bank in the same ef licient way that Mr. Wither spoon guided it, and in the same capable way that he has steered the Clay City National. Mr. Whitt will remain as president of the the Cay City National Hank and continue to give its business atl'airs his per onaI attention. Mr. Whitt will probably dispose of some of the stock to a few of his friends. We learn Mr. Whitt, in addi tion to the present board of di rectors of this bank, will have associated with him some Powell county men who have moved to (Mark county in recent year. Work to Begin on Road Monday The editor of the Times went to Irvine Saturday to lend en couragement to the building of the two miles of road beginning at the Estill county line three miles south of Clay City and go ing toward Irvine. The Fiscal Court was called to consider this proposition and voted unanimous ly to construct the road. This shows how bad Kstill wants to get connection with I'owell. True enough this two miles of road is much worse than any where else on the road to Ir vine in Kstill county. Work will begin on thi road next Monday and will be contin ued until the full two miles is completed. School Report Prof. F. 1'- Tracy, superintend ent of the Waltersville consoli dated school and his value 1 assist ant Miss Ktta Rowmanhave a most enviable record for deportment of pupils attending the tirst week. Seventy. three enrolled made 100 per cent according: to report as seen by the editor. Re gret that lack of space prevents our publishing the name of each pupil so earning this 'distinction. To Stay a Month With Us J. II. O'Kear and family have come from Winchester to their old home in Clay City to stay one month and kinder renew their close old-time connection with us folks. We are indeed glad to have them with us if but for one mouth in the year. Educational Facts on Shale (Continued from last week.) We are interested now in the Volatile matter and loss on Dis filiation previously mentioned, for while the Potash is an origi nal element in itself, and re mains so the entire crude Oil and Ammo::ia are formed from com binations of the vapors and g:iscs which are driven oil' from the dead animal matter in this De vonian "mud". Not. being ready at this point to take up the treatment of the Shale let us just consider the products obtained by that treat ment. The Colorado school of Mines at Golden, Colorado, with its splendid faculty of engineers and chemists has done a great, deal of authoritative and beneficial work on the Shale problem. Dr. Victor C. Alderson is Pres ident of this school and made a special trip to Scotland last sum mer to investigate the Shales of the Hritish Isles. Dr. Alderson is probably the foremost, individ ual Shale authority in America and has fised to the greatest ad vantage his own wonderful sci- entitic ability in connection with the tremendous prestige and re search facilities which accompa ny his position in the mineral world. The following is an extract from a recent article of his on the Shales of Kentucky in connec tion with the use of the proven Scotch method of retorting and treating the Shale :- "The Scotch rotort is a verti cal, two chambered retort in which Oil is produced in the up per and Ammonia in the lower chamber. The only known A merican deposit to which it is adapted is the Oil Shale deposit at Clay City, Kentucky. This black Devonian shale in Kentucky more nearly resembles the Scotch shale than any other deposit now known in the Unit ed States. The process for its treatment as worked out at the Detroit Testing Laboratories for the Devon Oil Shale Products Company consists of a modified Scotch process. An analysis of this Shale gave -"2.7 gallons of Oil, 4,1(57 cubic feet of non-con densable gas, D7.H pounds of Am monium Sulphate u n d &S.8 pounds of Potash per ton. These lijures are from a thor oughly reliable and a completely disinterested source and they will probably be exceeded when the plants are in full and smooth operation. The cost of handling shale in a plant of 1500 tons daily capacity is a maximum of $1.01 por ton. This figure will also be greatly reduced in the finished plant. With these facts before us, it becomes easy to see what the Shale can mean to this coinmu- nit). Kvery one acquainted in the vicinity knows it to be prac tically inexhaustable ami also knows the demand that exists for the Oil and the fertilizers, lie ally the Shale enterprise of the Kentucky fields is more of fer tilizer than an Oil business, and knowing the products educed f roni a tou of Shale and the cost N0TICE1 Stanton, Ky., Aug. 2nd, P.i.'l. To the Voters of Powell County : I .feel it. a duty to myself to deny in public the many falsp re ports that are being circulated about me, for the sole purpose of damaging me m my race tor Sheriif. While I think that the people know me too well to he lieve them, 1 want to makp the following statement. I will give $100.00 for the proper proof where I have been drunk or that I have bought any whiskey in the last eight years, which is contrary to reports. And as Deputy SheritI for two years I have failed to pass up any man that I had papers for, and in my owu behalf 1 want to say up to .July kj:?rd, 11K1, thre was not a warrant for a man in Powell county but what had been executed. Now don't vnfp against me for doing my duty. Don't be mislead by eleventh hour false reports. Don't svap hosses in the middle of a stream. Now voters go to the polls Au gust 0th and vote for tlx man you think will give the public the best service, and your ver dict 1 will abide by. 1 am, Yours very truly, F. C. WILLS. Enters Business Mr. J. !. Curry has opened a grocery and soft drink stand in the old barber shop property ad joining the lied River Hotel. This propeity has recently been repaired, repainted, a new porch put in front and otherwise put in lirst class presentable appear ance. Mr. Curry will give the business his personal attention. We bespeak success fur Mr. Cur rv in his new business venture. Bro. Hall to Assist Word coming from Pastor II. S. Early advises that Mrs. Early, who has been very sick for soms time with typhoid, was still not well and that he could not-.be with Hro. French who is to hold the meeting at the Christian Church. Elder II. F. Hall, a former pastor of this church is pxpected to be present and help Pro. French in the meeting. of that eduction, it becomes a matter of simple arithmetic so far as a safe and profitable in dustry is concerned. In connection with protits, it might be well to state here that about two gallons of casing head gasoline can be recovered from each thousand feet of non-condensable Gas, which means eight gallons to the ton of Shale. Just multiply these ligures by the loOO tons that a full erzed plant will handle in a day anu Clay City will not miss its for mer lumber business very badly. In order that we may realize the absolute certainty of these operations, we will in our next article take up the Shale indus try of Scotland for a Shale iden tical with the Kentucky Deposit has been (successfully and profit ably treated there since 1817 and under conditions not nearly so favorable to success as exists here at Clay City. (To be continued.) Personal Paragraphs. Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hose, of Winchester spout Sunday with Mr. and Mr. Edwin Hose. C. F. Hi gers, of Crossport, Ind., arrived Thursday for a visit to his brother, H. 0. Rogers. Wm. Hihiw and family nm- jtored hst wek fo West Virginia I to viit a brother of Mr. Ha sh a w's. Charlie Duncan severely cut his hand a tew days ago while doing some repair work on a Ford windshield. Mr. and Mr. A. T. Knox ami Miss Grace Mxw ell. of Thomson, Ky., are vi-iting Mr. and Mrs. John Maxw e l. Mr. Frank D;iniel and f imily, of Lexington, are spending a few days with relatives in ('lay City and Powell county. Judge and Mrs. 1) 11. Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Daniel spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Weed en Tipton at Rosslyn. O. M, French, Mrs. French and Miss Eula French, of Chica go, are with their brother, Eu gene French near Stanton. Mrs. M. S. llanv and little granddaughter, Adaline Me- (Jiiire, of Morgan county, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Hurt. Mrs. Madge Lewis and little granddaughter, Hessie Margaret Lewis, of Winchester, are visit ing Mrs. Lewis' sister, Mrs. J. K. Hurgher. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Conn spent a few days this week with rela tives at Wilmore and attended the camp meeting now going on there. Miss Mildred Costello leaves this morning for Howling Green, hpr home, after a fojr week's visit with young lady friends in Clay City. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Horns, of Howling Greek. Ky., are here enroute to Howling Green, Ohio. Thev go iirst to Furnace for a brief visit. Mr. and Mrs. Hen F. McKin ney atid daughters, Misses Irene, Jane, Christine and Edith, of Avon, Fayette county, spent Sun- dav with relatives in the city. Elder C. E. French, wife and son. of Virginia, 111., drove through by automobile to (May City where Hro. French will con duct a revival meeting at the Christian church. Sells Fords Joe Mount sold to Oscar Staf ford one touring starter, also one touring starter to Robert Arthur last week. He will also get in by the first one car load of Ford tourings of which several are en gaged. Now is the real season of all for motoring of which this is evident enough. So all who ever intend to get the real joy of the season in the universal car, that meets the demand of both rich and poor alike, I will appre ciate calling and instructing any one the simplicity and merits of the car nf cars. Joe Mountz, Dealer. Adv. SmethersAdams Mr. Ernest Sm ethers, oldest son of J. M. Sinetherg, and Miss Minnie Adams, daughter of F. 1. Adams, Jr., both of Walters ville, were married in Winches ter last week. Congratulations to the happy young, pair. 5TANT0N. (J. H. Coulee left Tuesday morning for Wisconsin. Louis Faulkner was at Sln.le Siturday on bnsiness. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mountz, Cly City, were Tisitors here Sunday. 11. C. King and C. F- Spencer, W mchester, were here Monday. J. C. Rash, J. S. McD.iniel and J. II. Hanks were here Monday. David Howell spent Sunday with home folk at Mt. Sterling. Misses (irace and Anne Coulee are visiting relatives in Clark county t his week. E. T. Ewen and Ernest Faulk ner, of Slade, were here Monday on business. Mrs. A. T. Stewart and daugh ter, Virginia, were in Winches ter Wednesday shopping. Miss Maude Dennis has return ed to her home here after a visit, with relatives at Carlisle. Mrs. R. P. Chester is here the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Chaney. W. H. TLacker and Win. Gar rctt attended the ball game at Winchester Sunday. Mrs. Carpenter, of Montgom ery county, visited her daughter, Mrs. A. G. Suiathers last week. Misses Maude and Mabel Hoone and Pearl Adams were shopping in Winchester Tuesday. Taulbee Howen and Clavern Stamper, of Howen", were here Saturday on business. Mrs. Ida McCloud, of Fine Ridge, was the week end guest, of her daughter, Mrs. James Proiitt. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Stamper, Harvy and Hendre Wells, spent Saturday night and Sunday with relatives in Lexington. George Stephens, of Montgom ery county, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Stephens several days last week. Mrs. Wm. Hardwick returned Wedncrvlay night, from Indiana where she has been visiting rela tives. Monroe Faulkner is home from Paintsville, where he has been employed in the oil fields for some time. Mrs. Geo. Furgerson and two children, of Cincinnati, are here the guest, of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Welch. Mrs. J. S. Ewen entertained a number of her friends Tuesday lor dinner in honor of lier guest, Mrs. Huone Hradley, of Williams burg. Miss Mina Tipton entertained about fifty guests Tuesday night with an old-fashioned tacky par ty. Everyone reported an enjoy able evening. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ewen and Win. Mansfield attended the birthday party given by Mrs. Mattie Haird at her home at Thompson Station Tuesday night. Mrs. Vina Proiitt, Rogers, Ky., returned to her home Monday af ter a visit with her son, James Proiitt, and Mrs. I'rotitt. She was accompanied home by Miss; Mabel Proiitt. Monday was county court day with one of the largest crowds that was ever known on county court day. A large number of candidates were present and all seemed in good cheert Ball Game at Stanton An amateur base ball team from Waltersville went to Stan ton Sunday aud crossed bats with a similar team of that place and won the game by a score of 20 to 12.