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I Crossville Chronicle. THI TINNBNII TIMBS I t CONSOLIDATED OROS8VILLE OH RON IOLB f ' 1896 VOL. XXIX. CROSSVILLE. TENNESSEE. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 13. I 915. NO. 2 1 5: 100SIER UNO-TO-DIXIE ROAD C. E James, of Chattanooga, Proposes to Give $50,000 and Furnish the Survey. For some time articles have been ap pearing in the Chattanooga papers rel ative to a proposed highway from Louisville to Atlanta via Crossville and Chattanooga. C. E. James, ot Chatta nooga, now proposes to give $50,000 and furnish the survey, provided the road is built via Crossville and his fa mous Signal Mountain Inn on top of Waldena Ridge. The distance from Crossville to the Signal Mountain boulevard is about sixty miles and that is the distance that Mr. James proposes to furnish the survey and contribute his $50,000 to help construct same. Much interest has been aroused in Louisville, Chattanooga and Atlanta over the proposed road, but whetner or not that enthusiasm will bring forth fruit remains to be seen. If the mat ter is presented to Cumberland county in such a way ts to insure completion, it is not unreasonable to suppose our people would be willing to lend aid to the extent of bonding the county for a reasonable sum. DORMITORY IS BOUGHT AND GROUND LIME SEEMS ASSURED ERASMUS. Webb visited Frank visited O. W. Warner Burgess school at Zion Hill. J. L. Sunday. Dan Wilson Sunday. Union Sunday Everybody invited Ervin Burgess and two daughters, Pearlie and Laura, visited O. W. Bur gess Sunday. Miss Lydia Dyer and her mother, Mrs. Rebecca Blaylock, visited Mrs. O- W. Burgess last week. Ervin Burgess mar") a business trip to Clifty last week. W. E. Burgess made a trip to ciitfy last week. t There was preaching at Burgess Sun day. Mrs. O. W. Burgess visited her mother, Mrs. Logan Wilson, last week Mrs. Rebecca Hlaylock visited her daughter, Miss Lydia Dyer, at Sparta last week. Jan. 11. XX. County Solons Do Splendid Work and Lay Foundation for Bigger Crops, Better Farms, Schools and Good Roads Also.. Not in the history of the county has the county court done a better day's work than they did Monday when they decided on the purchase of dormitory property for the High School and ma chinery for furnishing ground lime for our farmers and lime stone for our roads. PROF. HARRY CLARK. Prot. Harry Clark, of the state uni versity, addressed the court shortly before noon and commended them highly for the splendid High School they had fostered. He said we had the best High School in the state and that the county superintendent had put such vigor into his work that his efforts. coupled with the assistance rendered by the High School faculty, had en thused and awakened the rural schools as never before. t!ie large immigration 'ra to come to this sec- e of the war. He i yiat they must pre- keen competition and He spoke of i that is almost nv tion fit the pit) warned our peoi pare to lace ver;. urged that every thing possible be done in our schools to prepare our young people to meet the test that will lay before them. greatly enjoyed oy an. PROMPT ACTION WILL STOP YOUR COUGH. When you first catch a cold (often indicated by a sneeze or cough), break it up at once. The idea that "it does not matter" often If ads to serioua Complications. The remedy which im mediately and easily penetrates the lining of the throat is the kind de manded. Dr. King's New Discovery soothes the irritation, loosens the phlegm. You feel better at once. "It eemed to reach the very soot of my co'iffh" is one of many honest testi monials. 50c at your druggist. 1. MERIDIAN. Chester Hedgecoth went to Cross ville Monday, where he le-entered school. Miss Mary Martin went to Crossville Tuesday to enter the spring term of High School. Miss Grace Ray visited iiome folks Saturday and Sunday. Ell Kerley and (i. Davis passed through here Friday on their way to see the Indian doctor at Kingston. Little Miss Ruby Hedgecoth has been on the sick list for the past week. Everett Martin went to crossville Sunday. Garfield Hedgecoth, of Dorton, was the guest of R. V. Hedgecoth from Thursday until Friday. J. F. Brown returned home from Chattanooga last week. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Hedge coth, a daughter. Tolbert Smith and son Claude, of Rockwood, were the guests of J. W. Brown last week. W. D. Ray and family are expected home from Coal Creek this week. Joe and Willie Hedgecoth visited home folks Saturday and Sunday. Rev. S. E. Knox filled his regula appointment Sunday. Jan. 11. UORMlfORY PROPERTY. The question of purchasing property to be used as a High School dormitory was brought to the front by the report of the committee chosen at the October term to investigate the various pioper ties offered The majority reported favored the purchase of the Spring Lawn, owned by H. R. Webb and now being used by the High School for dormitory pur poses. E. G. Tollett offered his residence and 18 acres; J. H. Beeaon a cottage and 11 acres opposite the ball ground; C. G. Black offered his farm of 25 acres. Esq. C. L. Deatherage brought in a minority report favorable to the pur chase of the Beeson property, in case any purchase was made. Ho did not J favor the purchase of any property at this time. Judge C. IS, Snodgrass made a very urgent talk in favor of the purchase of one of the properties, but expressed no preference. The court seemed to agree with the main idea advanced by Judge Snod grass : That we provide for the present and leave future needs and condition to determine future actions. The vote stood seven to five for purchase of the I Webb property for $3,000; $500 cash and $500 a year with note at six per cent. Those who voted "No, were:' S. N. Smith, C. L. Deatherage, J. A. Frey. J. H. Henry and A. M. Davis. I Those voting "Yes, " were: Jere Mor- row, V. W. Lundy, u H. MCUoy, (J. I H. Sells, T. S. Randolph, J. T. Ash-j burn and G. W. Houston. GROUND LIME. I The question of furnishing ground ' lime for the farmers and also have a machine that will crush rock tr our nj formed, for a reasonable price. J. B. Johnson was present and stated that he owned a large quantity of rock about a mile east of Crab Orchard and that he would give the county the priv ilege ot using all it wanted tor a period of three years. If at the end of three years a satisfactory agreement con Id not be reached, he would agree to buy the plant at appraised value. This generous action on tne part ot Mr. Johnson was highly pleasing to all present as was the generous action ot Mr. Wheeler, at Crab Orchard. When the matter of buying the ma chinery was put to a vote it was unani mous in the affirmative. It was urged by Judge Snodgrass that all needed land be bought outright and that will be considered by the committee. While the court and the people pres ent seemed to favor the purchase the court specified that all should hang on a low freight rate to all points in this county. The feeling is general that the Tennessee Central railroad will give a favorable rate. Prom a talk made by J. E. Converse, state agricultural experimental agent, it is clear that, ground lime tor our farmers means a marvelous crop in crease and improvement in our farms. This means great inducement to home seekers to buy our cheap lands for farms. All in all, it promises more for the future growth and development of this county than any thing that has arisen since the railroad was built through the county. It will revolutionize farm ing and "make two blades of grass grow where one grew before." High School 2540 17 Total $28409 96 Liabilities of the county: Outstanding railroad bonds $18,000 00 Outstanding court house bonds 25,000 00 Outstanding pike bonds 40,000 00 Outstanding warrants 2 00 Total $83,002 00 Assets of county : Court house sinking fund $ 6143 80 Interest on same 215 78 Pike bond sinking fund 1000 00 Interest on same 10 00 Total $7369 58 Respectfully submitted, Geo. P. Burnett, County Judge We, the undersigned Revenue Com mittee, have examined the foregoing report of the County Judge and also examined the books of the Trustee, and find the same to be correct. Trustee James Smith has exhibited bank statement of the First National Bank of Crossville, showing sufficient funds in his hands to cover the amounts shown to be in his hands by the fore going report. Respectfully submitted this Jan. 5th, 1915. E. S. Dunbar, T. M. Brady, Arthur W. Reyes, Revenue Committee; ROBBED, POSTOFFICE BUT VERY LITTLE LOOT SECURED Safe Blown and Ruined, Windows Shat tered But Less Than Seven Dollars In Cash Secured While $35 In Safe Not Found. GRASSY COVE. JUDGE'S REPORT. To the Honorable County Cumberland County : Court of the qu-jrter ending Dec; 31, 19 1 have issued warrants on the vatv- ous funds as follows : Road $ 44 00 Bridge la 90 Court house 625 00 Special 675 08 School 251 00 Railroad 150 00 County 2020 01 Total $3784 99 This amount is distributed as follows J. P. mileage and per diem $ 72 70 Paupers and insane... 100 25 Court cost 507 98 Sheiiff and jail fees. . . 360 25 Poor house 172 50 Salaries and fees coun ty officers 501 60 Court house expenses. 274 80 Miscellaneous 705 11 Road 44 00 Bridge 19 90 Court house bonds, in- terest 625 00 School 251 00 Railroad 150 00 Miss Naomi Bristow is getting along nicely with her school here. Rev. Monday filled his regular ap pointment at the Baptist church Satur day and Sunday morning. Dr. McCamy was called to see Grandma Cox one day last week. Leon Bristow went to Crab Orchard Saturday. E. E. Ford was a Crab Orchard vis itor lst week 'TtTbyo 'TcrteSfr was -here f rotu Crab Orchard on business Friday. The Rush brothers are having thei buildings repaired on their farm in the head of the Cove. N. Hsrtman went to Allaway Sunday to church. A number of our you"g people at tended the baptising at Allaway Sun day. The Christian Endeavor society re organized Sunday evening at the Prea bytenan church. It now has sixty-two members enrolled and is doing good work. J. D. Brady is removing the stumps from his farm with his new stump puller. Clynton Bristow and Oscar Kemmer are attending school at Grandview this year. Jar,. 11. Tube Rose. TRADE EXPANSION. Total $3784 99 Trustee James Smith reports the fol lowing balances in his hands: County $1589 24 School, overdrawn 1625 82 Special, overdrawn, . . 562 18 Road 1217 96 Bridge, overdrawn 1181 57 Railroad 225 9!) Court house 448 08 Pike, overdrawn 425 71 High school 3;:6 77 Total $2047 Receipts past quarter: County School Special Road y Bridge Courthouse Pike 7o 656 58 901 91 95 174 39 120 39 109 60 75 11 Southern Cotton Mills After American trade. South Vernis. HOW TO CURE LAGRIPPE COUGH Lagrippe coughs demand instant treatment. They show a serious con dition of the system and are weaken ing. Postmaster Collins, Barnegat, N. j., says: "I took Foley's Honey and Tar Compound for a violent lagrippe cough that completely exha-isted me, and less than half a bottle stopped the cough." Try it. For sale by Reed & Burnett. roads was taken up. Judge G. P. Burnett reported that such a machine, with power to ruu it. could be purchased for $1,514.50 set up at Crab Orchard ready for work. The machine is guaranteed to make two tons an hour of ground lime and three and a half tons of broken stone. Esq. C. L. Deatherage reported that C. J. Wheeler, at Crab Orchard, agreed to give to the county free a consider able quantity of lime rock opposite the Crab Orchard Inn and along the line of the T. C. He further reported that 1 the rocky point in front of Crab Orch ard Inn could be bought, he was in High School 1661 62 Total $ 3826 55 : lisbursements past quarter: County $ 2033 69 School 7267 04 Special 676 08 Road 792 54 Bridge 13 25 Kail road 150 00 Court house 625 00 High school 1888 94 Total $13446 54 The Trustee is charged with the fol lowing amounts: County $ 6730 54 School 8112 87 Special 906 76 Road 2683 15 Bridge 1756 31 ' Railroad 2250 99 Court House 1651 48 Pike Bonds 1777 69 Greai opportunities lor expansion of the cotton trade with the South Amer ican countries are open now that the European mills have been curtailed and a number of Southern cotton mills are taking active steps to capture a gener us share of this trade, declares Charles Lyon Chandler, South Ameri can Agent of Southern Railway, who calls attention to the following inter esting figures: Of the $14,000,000 of cotton goods imported by Chile in 1912, only $770,000 came from this country. Germany, whose trade is now cut off, supplied $3,400,000, and Great Britian the nut. In the same year, Argentina bought I $35,700,000 of wt.ich $5,527,000 came from Germany, over $17,000,000 from j England and only $445,300 from this j country. Ol the $18,000,000 oi' cotton i goods imported by Brazil, $:S,680,000 j came from Germany, $11,000,000 from England, and only $329,000 from this country. Figures in regard to woolen ! goods and cutlery into the South Amei ; ican countries show similar oppor I t.inity. M. F. CHURCH, SOUTH. Wednesday morning about one o'clock the Crossville postoffice was robbed for the second time within about two months. Ihe thief secured $6.77 in cash and as 1100 one cent stamps were missing when the office was checked up by the inspector, the thief is credited with having taken them. There is no clue to the thief. Entrance was effected by forcing open the front door. The thief smash ed a window to the tront door of the R R. Dunbar hardware store and took a brace, a plow point, piston rod of a mowing machine, a single-barrel shot gun and some snells. 1 he gun and shells have not been found, but the other tools were left in the postoffice. It is thought the thief secured the pow der for blowing the safe from some of the high-power shells he took from the hardware store. The thief knocked off the handle to the safe dcor and men injected the ex plosive. The safe door was blown off and struck an iron post thai supports the ceiling in ihe teiuer of the room and moved it several inches at the bot tom. The wall of the safe was broken so tsdfy "j.'afe is worthless AsWy ,ccktftflr thtt safe the e plosion shattered the window in the rear end oi the room into hundreds of pieces and one of the top windows in the front was blown out. Another smaller safe stood near, in which there was $35.00 in cash, but it was not disturbed. Stamps and stamp books strewed the floor but-very few stamps were dam aged. The charge of explosive was far stronger than necessary and the explo sion was heard by both W. C. Keyes and Miss Fannie DeGolia. Mr. Keyes came out on to the porch of his hotel, but as he saw no one returned to bed without investigating. Miss DeGolia looked from the window of her room and saw a light flashing on the post- office window, hut thought it was some person with a lantern going to meet the night tram, which was due shortly. All things considered the work is thought to have been done by some lo cal person, but no arrests have been made. When the office was robbed before nearly $1,500 was taken in cash and stamps- less than $200 was cash. All was secured and the thief arrested the next day. He nil be tried at the next term of federal court at Cookeville and bids fair for a term in the. federal pris on at Atlanta. OZONE. was ! Preaching, 11:00 a. at. and 7:00 p. ' in. on second Sunday of e; eh month, j and 7:00 p. m. every fourth Sunday. Sunday school, 10:00 a. m. every i Sunday. Grover ('. Pec.':, superinten ! aent. Miss Ethel Keye:-, organist, i Everybody invited to attend, j Church is on Main stieet, north of i depot. i Rev. N. B. Taylor, P. C. Lloyd Young, ot Cnattunooga. here Wednesday and Thursday. Mrs. W. S. Dyal and daughter re turned Saturday from Wind Rock, where they had spent the past two weeks. George Manning went to Rockwood Thursday on business. Mrs. Vatner Di'lon and children, of Emory Gap, spent the first of the week here with relatives. Ihe lever car was wrecked with our section crew Saturday morning. Lige Lcden was thrown oil and both arms broken, also receiving some severe iruises. The rest escnned unhurt. Dr. Niles. of tfaysville, was called cie Tuesday tv visit several of our ick folks. Chris Grievei moved hare Saturday no.: uyrns branch. Mr. W irfieid, f t Hsrrinmn, was here between trams Friday. John Ni!e wen to Crab Orchard Sunday for a few days' visit with Dr. McCamy's family. Sam C x wj;s ;,. Westel Wednesday night, the guest oi his uncle, Will Bledsoe. Jan. 11. Dot.