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THE CLAY CITY TIME
J. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Way City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. - PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY VOI;. XXVI. CLAY CITY, KY.. THURSDAY. SKPTKMHKR 8. IQL'l. SO. 30 .The Road Situation The people of Clay City and Kstill county were sadly disap- pointed Saturday when the I'ow e!I Fiscal Court went, over to the Kstill county line again to inves tigate the new road Kstill has built to our line and then decid ed after leaving the scene not to ai 1 the citizens of this county in building the road on to Clay City. .Judge Daniel and 'Squire Jew ell were for the building of the road or some donation to the peo ple to aid them. The other Mag istrates said the' were for the road but their people were op posed to it and that they would pass it up on this account. The people, have taken up the task of building this road however large a job it may be. They need the help of the public and will re ceive subscription in any sum from one dollar to twenty-live dollars. The Clay City Times will receive your subscription and report the same. Kstill county wants to gain an outlet to the world through Pow ell. They want to go by the way of Chty City. Will CI ay City peo ple invite them here by a liberal donation to the road fund? See the editor and si;n up and pay up. Work on the project began Wednoslay and must not fail for the want of support. One thous and dollars must be available at once to push the work to the first bridge. The job from there to Clay City i very light. No ill feeling is held against the Magistrates for voting against this road by Clay City people, for we well do know that these men are only obeying the wishes of their constituents. Send the Times a donation to lay. Effects of Prosperity The year 1! is conceded by all to be the most prosperous of any in modern times. The year when millions were made in Ken tucky in ttie oil game, numbers of the oil magnates claiming to have made more than a million each, and scores of them claim ing to have nude hundreds of thousands of dollars. Uut do the statistics of income tax for the year verify these claims. They do not. Kut two persons or linns admit having made 150,000, and but me owns up to having made if 100, 000. None made one-half million or more. The question is: Do people lie about making so much money or do they lie about in when they tile their income tax returns? The editor of the Times tloes not know for he is not affected. Rude Boys Shoot at Meeting Some young men from up the country acted very ugly Sunday while at the tent meeting on Hardwick's creek. They lired several shots and then made way in machine. Two of them were later arrested in Clay City while one evaded the ollicers. Moon shine, moonshine. "Old Stone Lucky Man" .1. U. Stone has purchased the Williamson property of six rooms and six lots in the western por tion of town for 11,000 Go. Why Germany Prospers Germany spends one billion yearly on paying her indemnity to the Allies. To meet this she is persevering in home work and aggressive l u getting foreign trade. The Allies will allow her to spend nothing on armies and navy. She has none. The Allies and the United States spend this much each on their respective armies and na vies. The armies take millions from the work shops and puts into the fight shop to watch Ger- many enjoy the prosperity the Allies have forced upon her by diverting the waste of money and labor from war preparations to prosperity preparation?. Germany, they have disarmed ; theirselves they cannot disarm. Child's Skull Crushed While returning from Sunday morning services a t Powell's Valley church, in a wagon with his family, June Walters, Jr., was thrown from the wagon when a chair he was sitting in turned over. In his arms he was holding his baby. The child fell so that a wagon wheel passed directly over its skull causing instant death. The grief stricken pa rents have the sympathy of ma ny friends. STANTON. Guy M. Frazier was in Win chester Tues lay on business. T. C. Martin was in Lexington Tuesday and attended the fair. J. II. llardwick, Winchester, was here Wedneslay on business. Mr. and Mrs. Win. llardwick are in Lexingti n this week at tending the fair. Mrs. Kose C. Coulee and two children, Hazel Green, are here the guests of relatives. Mrs. Nannie Creaey is in Mt. Sterling this week the guest of her sister, Mrs. Kd Dennis. Lycurgus Stamper has gone to Clearwater Lake, Wis. to spend the remainder of the summer. Mrs. Margaret Norton is visit ing her daughter, Mrs. Clint Kose, near C lay City this week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitdiler, Lexington, were here Sunday the guests of Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Koone. Miss Klla Congleton, Lexing ton, is here this week the guest of her mother, Mrs. Kuwena Congleton. Mrs. Minnie Faulkner a n d daughter, Lucille, Slade, were here Tuesday the guests of Mrs. Kllie Smith. Mr. Wendell Kutler, of Helton ville, Ind., has been here several days the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Kverett I'eters. Mrs. Wayne IJowen was taken to the Clark County Hospital Monday where she was operated on for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. Chester l'iersall, Misses Minnie Coulee and Lucille Dunn, Winchester, were guests of Mrs. Henry Tipton Friday. Mrs. Wilsoti Chaney and two graudchildren returned Tuesday Personal Paragraphs. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Mcpherson spent Friday in Mt. Sterling. Kev. J. U. Nelson is at Somer set attending the Methodist Con ference which is in session there. Mr. and Mr?. Colson Illackhurn and little son, of Frankfort, are visiting the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Shimfeesel. Mr. ami Mrs. A. K. Sam? and son, A. K.Sams, Jr., of Winches ter, spent Sunday night with rel atives in the city. J. L. Faulkner, of Levee, was here Monday. He was on his re turn home from a visit to his mother at Howen. Mr. Vernon Shearer, who i working for the Swiss Oil Co., spent from Saturday until Mon day with friend at Louisville. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Combs, of Texas, are visiting the family of Fred Hanks at Spoilt Spring. They came through in au'oinobile. Clarence lb Nelson and family Iioht. Nelson, of Newport, spent from Sunday until Tuesday with their parents, Kev. and Mrs. J. K. Nelson. K. F. Harris, of Vaughn's Mill, left Monday morning for Kerea, where he will bo with his moth er, Mrs. Sallie Harris, for a two weeks stay. Andy Ledford, son Kraek Led ford, nnother eon andMr. Ander son, of Crab Orchard, spent the week-end with the family of Lee Mcl'herson. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Zuern, of Wilmore, arrived here Friday evening for several days' visit with Mrs. Zuern's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. MeKinney. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kve, of IJarbourville, came home Satur day. Mrs. Kye will remain for a two weeks visit while Mr. Kye returned to liarbourville Monday morning. Mrs. F. Shearer, Mrs. Dillard Kstes, Mrs. Kettie Katon Mr. and Mrs. John Kirk, Virgil Kirk and Ray Shearer motored to Mt. Ster ling Sunday and visited Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Warner. Mrs. Dtirrett White and son, Kennett White, and daughters, Misses Katherine a n d Mabel White, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Koht. Koberson, of Texas, visited Mrs. White's daughter, Mrs. (:. It. Mi.e, from Saturday until Monday. "Kncle" Wesley Garrett and his daughter. Mrs. Julia Mans field, of Danville, Ky., are visit ing Mr. K. W. Garrett and other relatives in the county. Whil !).'$ years obi "uncle" Wesley gets about as spry as many, years younger than he. . Miss Sarah Adams and Mrs. KIU Merrill, of Waltersville. this fall carded and spun two peunds of yarn one day. They will knit this un this winter. These old ladies take great pleas ure in the old time work of farm adies. nigtit from Covington where they have been visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Wills and two children, Clay and Myrtle, Mr. and Mrs. Uuford Welch and daughter, Florine, of Mt. Ster ling were guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. WilU last week. How The Shale is Handled (Continued from last week.) I When the shale gets hot, a 'gray vapor passes off from the I retorts to the condensers, w here !the gases are condensed into li j quids. The Carbon and Hydro gen combining to form Crude Oil land the Nitrogen with the Hy drogen to form Ammonia. Some of the apors do not condense, and these form the gases which have been mentioned as furnish i ing the fuel. The shale gives oil" 1,107 cubic feet of gas to each ton treated and this equals in : heating value ISO pounds of the best bituminous coal. Only one third of this heat is needed for the retorting operation, so the rest is left for power and other purposes. The liquids are taken from the condenser the ('rude Oil itself and a considerable amount of Water, which contains the Am monia. These liquids are led to settling tanks where the Oil is drawn ofT to go to storage tanks or tank cars for the refinery and the water is led to the Ammonia stills. In thee stills steam is passed through this water and as the Ammonia Gas is thus driven otl it is carried through the Sul phuric Acid tanks, where in com bination with the Acid it forms crystals which when dried out bivome the Ammonium Sulphate of the Fertilizer Industry. As. th" hot spent shale goes out at the bottom of the retorts through the funnels into the water seal, the water there is kept boiling' and in this boiling water the I'ntash from the shale is dissolv ed, while the shale goes oil to th dump as waste. The whole operation is one of extreme simplicity and it is al most entirely mechanical except for the blasting down of the shale and the careful watching of the retorting temperatures. As has been previously stated, there are many types of retorts especially for use oi. the West ern shales. Hut the Scott Fuller retort now being constructed across the river, has been adopt ed for this particular shale as the very best possible and most efficient type. It uses the proven Scotch heat principles, while at the same time taking advantage of all the American ingenuity along mechanical lines. This re tort has a 1)0 Thermal Efficien cy ami will retort three times the shale that the Scotch retorts of the same size do and do it in one third of the time. The non-combustible gases are carried through apparatus which extracts two gallons of Casing Head Gasoline per thousand feet, or about Kight Gallons to the ton. This Gasoline together with the Oil, the l'otash and the Am monia Sulhpate form the basic commercial crudes from which tremendous profits can be made. The shale or raw material costs practically nothing and is there in unlimited quantities and as the operating cost is very low and the method of handling very sure, it is easy to see how ex tremely safe and lucrative the industry is. Aside from these basic crudes, HOORAY! THE RED WAGONS ARE COMING. Hiifeo Bros., Great Consoli dated Shows Will Exhibit in Clay City, Thursday, September 15th. This announcement is hailed with delight by the juvenile ele ment, while some of the "older boys" are already looking about for their stray nephews and niec es. They are saying, they will probably have to go and carry the children and see the animals. Hut deep down in their hearts they know they would not miss the big bIhiw if there were not a small boy within a thousand miles of Clay City on show day. Many new and novel features will he seen in this year's pro gram of the (Jreat Hugo Bros. Show. Foremost among these will bo the Flying Jordans, dar ing and intrepid aerialists ; the Silvertone Trio, dancers on a lof ty double wire; the Alpine sis ters, dainty and marvelous equil ibrists; the peerless Potters, gymnasts; the Nelson family ac robats and two-score educated Shetland ponies, monkeys and dogs. The clown congress is t large one and is headed by Ar thur Kerry, Andy Kice, Sain Lewis and Valdo. In the men agerie will be seen Tom Tom the largest elephant in captivity. The big show travels aboard its own pecial train of railroad cars. There will be two performan ces, at - and 8 p. in., the doors opening an hour earlier to per mit a concert of popular and op eratic music hy l'rof. Fred MeK vin and his military band. A se ries of free exhibitions will be ivenon the show grounds at 1 and 7 p. m., in addition to a band concert on the down town 6treets at noon. The town and surround ing country is heavily billed for the appearance of the big bIiow, and local merchants anticipate the largest crowd in town on show day, in years. the shale oil contains many very valuable Ky-l'roducts. The writ er recently 6aw extracted from it Ichthyol, Lysol, Many Dyes, Five grades of Lubricating Oil, I'araillne and other products too numerous to mention. These products brought the value of One Ton of Shale refined out to these products to something over Two Hundred dollars but with Devon Oil Shale Products Com pany figuring a net profit of not more than Six Dollars a Ton and handling 1500 tois a day in the full sized finished plant, it is easy to see where the commer cial future of Clay City lies. The Ked Kiver Shale Oil Com pany has recently acquired an extensive tract of shale land just Kast of town and more will come later. Meanwhile it is up to us as loyal citizens to acquaint our selves with the situation and all pull together for the ultimate success of the Shale Companies. Dr. S. F. Hamilton, Dentist Will be at Kowen all the week of Sept. 5 and at Clay City all of the week of Sept. 12.