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Crossville Chronicle.
C. E James, of Chattanooga, Proposes
to Give $50,000 and Furnish the
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.
Webb visited Frank
visited O. W.
school at Zion Hill.
J. L.
Dan Wilson
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
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
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.
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.
Chester Hedgecoth went to Cross
ville Monday, where he le-entered
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
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.
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
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.
The question of furnishing ground '
lime for the farmers and also have a
machine that will crush rock tr our
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
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,
E. S. Dunbar,
T. M. Brady,
Arthur W. Reyes,
Revenue Committee;
Safe Blown and Ruined, Windows Shat
tered But Less Than Seven Dollars
In Cash Secured While $35
In Safe Not Found.
To the Honorable County
Cumberland County :
Court of
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
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
The Christian Endeavor society re
organized Sunday evening at the Prea
bytenan church. It now has sixty-two
members enrolled and is doing good
J. D. Brady is removing the stumps
from his farm with his new stump
Clynton Bristow and Oscar Kemmer
are attending school at Grandview this
Jar,. 11. Tube Rose.
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:
Road y
656 58
901 91
174 39
120 39
109 60
75 11
Southern Cotton Mills After
American trade.
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 &
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.
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
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.
! 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
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
Jan. 11. Dot.

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