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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. XX VI. CLAY CITY. KY.. THURSDAY. AITCUST ll. IlL'l. NO. IV Primary Very Quiet In Powell The primary election was a very quiet afl'air hi Powell coun ty Saturday. No disturbances in Hiiy of the precincts. Everything tioinsr very harmonious in all the races. There are many disap pointments, but none of the los ing candidates arc disgruntled. Following is the total vote in the county. For Representative John A. Rogers IMS W. T. McGuire 177 -". It. C. linker '2711 For Commonwealth's Attorney Win. J. Baxter 0S7 Hi li. A. Crutcher 'ill For County Judge 1). li. Daniel 31 J!) Albert Easter 17 II. T. Derirkson T.s "'' Wm. Ashley R7 J. S. E-ven -'O.'i For County Clerk I. S. Boone 107 2I." T. C. Martin I'H J. W. Woolery H7 J. li. Rogers '22o For Sheritl' . W. Martin I7 F. (J. Powell 01 41 F. C. Wills For Tax Commissioner W. C. Rose 15-1 ('oin liowen 1(, S" Elbert Faulkner 2U1 For -I ailor Luther Stephens 'l'2' Wm. Howell 2M (1. C. Palmer 271 11 liert Powell S(j J. N. McRaniel V22 C. 15. Ilatton 112 (!. W. Coulee was nominated for Magistrate in the Clay City precinct; 11. B. Brashear from the Hardwick's creek and Vir den precincts; Jesse Swango lroni the Stanton district; Rex liowen, from liowen; Kd Ewen from Slade. The Republicans have nomi nees in Slade, liowen and Stan ton as follows, respectively: Kd l'rolitt, lien Ilatton and Robt. French. Meeting Progressing The protracted meeting at the Christian Church, conducted by Kid. C. E. French, is progressing nicely. Real good crowds attend each evening and enjoy a splen did sermon, which Pro. French never fails to render. Much in terest is manifested. Every one, who has not been attending, is cordially invited to come and help make the meeting a contin ued success. Fiscal Court Meets The Powell Fiscal Court had a meeting at Stanton Friday and went over the new road being built across the river from Stan ton up a mountain. 'I he work was accepted with a few provis ions and paid tor. Ice Cream Supper There will bean ice cream sup per at Argyle school house on Saturday night, August l.'ith, for the benelit of the school. Every body come and have a good time and help a good cause. Educational Facts on Shale (Continued from last week.) Probably the most outstanding success of the shale industry at present Is the one in Scotland. This industry was started in 1817 and has continued success fully down to the present day. Now there are five large plants in operation and they handle about Three Million, Five Hun (ired Thousand Tons of Shale an nually and employ in the neigh borhood of 12,000 men. The work in Scotland operate at great disadvantage when we compare their deposits with those here in Clay City. The Scotch deposits lie deep in the ground and must be mined through shafts like coal, before they can be brought to the sur face to be treated. The mining cost alone is far greater there than the entire operation will be here, as it costs them $1.20 per ton to put their shale to the crushers. The Pumpherston plant is one of the largest there. This con cern was organized in lSS.'j, and in 1D1S paid a net profit of $000, 000.00 on it's capitalization of Two Million Dollars, and paid this profit after it had paid the then heavy war and excess profit taxes that Kngland was damag ed at the time. The Pumpherston plant works live seams of shale, running eight live, six, seven and four feet thick respectively. It recovers but an average of 10 gallons of oil to the ton of shale, and about ."S pounds of Ammonium Sul phate. So far, there has been no Potash recovery from any of the Scotch operations. These thin seams are worked at a depth of about 1100 feet. When you com pare these conditions with the heavy layer of Shale we have here with it's consequent low handling cost, it is easy to see what the prolits of a well mau aged local company can be. This Scotch shale is identical in quality with the shale here at Clay City. In our article of last week, we saw Dr. Alderson's statement to that ellect, and the same opinion has been expressed by a great many peeple who are familiar with both the shales. This continued success of the Scotch, eliminates entirely any uncertainty regarding the hand ling of our shales. We can use their methods exactly, but we can improve upon them mechan ically, till we will handle three times the quantity of shale in the same period of time and han dle it with one third of the heat uecessary to treat it by Scotch methods. The Scotch method has been as a proven basis of operations by our American engineers and the retort now beicg erected across the river is simply a very vastly improved Scotch retort. It is patented in this and other countries and has met the ap proval of the widest minds in the ludustry. It it not by any means an experiment, as it lias been thoroughly tested and it was se lected for the handling of our lo cal shale after every other type had been considered very fully. We have heard a lot about the Greetings To the. Sunday School people of Powell County : We will hold our annual Conn ty Convention at Stanton Chris tian church Aug. 20 and '2. Kv ery one cordially invited to at tend. The following is a lit of the schools as we have them: Any one who read tin and attends any Sunday school that is not listed here, please write Mrs. Bert Martin, U'sslyn, r Iinford Estes, Vaughn's Mill, K, tell ing us about your school. How en, Rosslyn, Hatcher's ("reek, Stanton I'reshvterian, Stanton Christian, Ilatton Creek, Clay City, M. E., Chy City, Christian, Vaughn's Mill, Todd's Chapel, Little Creek, Powell's Velley, West Bend. Iiuford E'tps, County Pres. I Thank The Voters I wish to thank the voters of Powell and Wolfe counties for their loyal support which ena bled me to carry both counties in the race for Representative in the recent primary election. I trust to be able to make good for their ubiding confidence in me, so manifested by their vote on Saturday, and to be able to be of value to the good people of the whole district alike, whether they chose to vote for me or ei ther of my opponents. W. T. McGuire. Road Work Begins Work on the Estill county road at the l'owell county line began Tuesday morning. A large force of men and teams are at work making the dirt lly. In a few weeks, what has been lor all times past, the worst road in these whereabouts will be good. This should be gratitying to all of us who are lovers of good roads. The road will most likely be ex tended to Harg before the work ceases this fall. We are for it. The Race in Clark R. P. Scobee was nominated by the Democrats for County Judge in Clark county Saturday; II. V. Thompson, for Represen tative; Dee Push, for Sheriff; I. F. Hughes, for tax Commission er ; Carrol Azbill, for Jailor; Crutcher carried the county for Common wealth's Attorney by l.'id votes. Kills Young Eagle Otis Powell shot a young eagle one day last eek. It w;u about one-half grown, and was found on the river. Old eagles have often been seen up and down the river, we learn, but this is the first one to be killed hereabouts for some tune. Sells Town Property C. li. Iiegley sold a house of six rooms and three lots to J. M. Jones, of Torrent, for 11,000. wonderful shale deposits of the West and because of this, we will in our next article take up the western shales and compare them as commercial possibilities with our own. (To be continued.) STANTON. R. L. Stamper was here Wednes day on business. Miss Nannie Kelly, Jackson, visited Mrs. Henry Daniel last week. Miss Mary Douglas was the week end guest of relatives in Mt. Sterling, Mrs. Kd Dennis and children, Mt. Sterling, visited Mrs. Nannie Creasy Monday. Mrs. Sarah Jackson spent the week end with her daughter, Mrs. Henry Faulkner. Miss Alma Hanks, Winchester, was the guest of Miss Mabel Boone Sunday. Mrs. David Howell, Mt. Sterl ing, i here this week the guest of Mrs. S. 1). Hall. Mis Florrie Faulkner, of Wy oming, is here visiting relatives in the county this week. Henry Williams, Montgomery county, visited his father, John W. Williams, this week. Messrs. Arbor Snnwden and Herbert Holman were in Mt. Sterling Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Stewart and children left Wednesday morning for Hazel Green to visit relatives. James Profit t, I. S. Boone and Mr and Mrs. C. A. Coulee were in Winchester Wednesday on bus ineas. Mrs. Mary Jane Knox, of Mont gomery county, and Miss Mandy Knox visited Mrs. Nick Hall last week. Miss Virginia Hall, Mt. Ster ling, was the guest of her grand mother, Mrs. Sarah D. Hall last week. Mr. George Furgerson and two children and Mrs. James Welch were the guests of Mrs. Lucy Jackson Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Meyers and Miss Pauline Davis, Lexington, are the guests of Mrs. A. II. Nor ton this week. Mrs. Ellin Smith has movod back to her home here, after a long visit with her daughter, Mrs. Louis Martin at Carlisle. Mrs. Jno. I). Atkinson and daughter, Miss Nancy Atkinson, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. V. li. Atkinson at Pine Grove. Mr. and Mrs, Walter Beatty, Covington are the guests of Mrs. Beatty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Chauey. Mrs. Chaney, Mrs. Bertha Chester, Mrs. Luna Beatty, Len nie Crowe, little son and daugh ter, motored to Winchester Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hardwick and Mr. and Mrs. George Derick son motored to Lexington Sun day and were th guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cowgill. Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Caudill returned to their home at Slade Saturday sfter a visit with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrc G. li. Caudil'. Mr. and Mrs. (). L. Crawford and daughter, Miss Mattel, re turned to their home here Tues- Personal Paragraphs. Wm. Shimfessel is in Menefeo county on business. Elder L. F. Martin, of Old Landing, was here Monday. Miss Mary Belle Dnnuington is visiting her friend, Miss Ethel Duncan. Oscar Woolery, of Lexington, spent from Friday till Monday with his family here. A. It. Mauppin, of New Mexi co, is here in automobile to visit his father J. P. Mauppin. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. (1. Easter, of Flemming, spent the week end with relatives near the city. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Easter, of Lee county, spent the week end with Elder and Mrs. Albert Easter. Mrs. Thos. Edge, of Cresmont, spent from Saturday until Wednes day with her sister, Mrs. Renz Patton. Everett Woolery and little son, Tracy, of Winchester, spent Sat ehester and Sunday with his nephew, Oscar Woolery. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Shimfessel, of Fay ette county, spent spveral davs this week with relatives in the county. Elder A. F. Hall, of Montgom ery county, was here Monthly. He drove here in a Ford touring car which he sold to McKinley demons. Austin Johnson, of Barbour ville, came home Saturday to vote and remained over Sunday to be with Lis parents, Judge and Mrs. A. P. Johnson. George King and family and Ren King and family, of Lexing ton, and Miss Stella King, of El chester, spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. Oscar Woolery. Mr. and Mrs. Mike Conn and children, of Lexington, and Mr. Wm. Conn, of Wilmore, spent from Saturday until Tuesday with their sister, Mrs. A. M. Holmes. BIRTHS. Dr. Martin reports births as fol lows : To Mr. and Mrs. Victor Knight July 27, a daughter, To Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Aines Aug. ;, a girl, To Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pasley a daughter. To Mr. and Mrs. David Adams Aug. loth, a boy David Will, iam. To Daniel Scott and wife Aug. 11th a 60ii. day after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sewell at Jackson. State inspector, Dave Noble, was here lait week inspecting the automobile and soft drink rec ords kept in the Cnunrv Plork office, and found them in perfect order. Mr. George Derickson and Mis Lula Cunningham surprised their friends here Friday by going to Beattyville where they were married. The young people have the best wishes of a host of friends.