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I Crossville Chronicle. THE TENNESSEE TIMES I J CONSOLIDATED OROS8VILLE OMRONIOLB ' ,895 VOL. XXIX. CROSSVILLE. TENNESSEE. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 20. 1915. NO. 3 I i tiki v.r n r EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY. A dreadful earthquake shook south em and central Italy last week and destroyed dozens of towns and resulted in a total death and injured list of close to fifty thousand. It is even thought by some that the total will reach above the titty thousand mark. In some towns ot 2,500 people less than 200 persons survive. In one in stance 700 dead were found in a small radius in one town. The destruction was so complete and walls were so uni versally thrown down that the death list will prove unusually large consider ing the scope of country affected. Rescue work goes on with difficulty for repeated tremors continue to throw down walls and in many instances numerous rescue workers were injured or killed. The shock was felt in Rome and considerable property damage was done to certain prounnent buildings. Nothing like it has been felt in Rome for generations. The rescue work is being directed by the' king and nobles and wealthy people are active in lend ing all aid possible. There has been much talk of Italy entering the war on the side of the allies, but it is now thought this great disaster will keep Italy out of the war. COLE BLEASE RESIGNS. Five days before his term of office expired Governor Cole L. Blease, of South Carolina, resigned his office. It is claimed that the threat of an anta gonistic legislature to bring impeach ment proceedings hastened his action, but those who know him best scout the idea. During his four years as governor he pardoned and commuted the sentence of nearly 3,000 convicts. His recent pardons were so numerous that it is claimed theie are less than 200 con victs remaining in the penitentiary. His equal as a pardoning governor has never been reached. The nearest known is in the case ot Governor Patterson, who pardoned nearly 1,500 during his four years as governor. NO PAPER NEXT WEEK. There will be no issue of the Chron icle next week as the editor wishes to attend the annual meeting of the Masonic Blue Lodge and Eastern Star, which convene in Nashville next week. As we did not take the usual week oif during holidays, we feel sure our readers will wililngly grant us this privilege now. CARD OF THANKS. We wish to thank our friends for the many acts of kindness shown us in the recent death of our dear boy. Mr. and Mrs. Vance Hinch. M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH. Preaching, 11:00 a. m, and 7:00 p. m. on second Sunday of each month, and 7 :00 p. m. every fourth Sunday. Sunday school, 10:00 a. in. every Sunday. Grover C. Peek, superinten dent. Miss Ethel Keyes, organist. Everybody invited to attend. Church is on Main street, north of depot. Rev. N. B. Taylor, P. C. SUFFRAGE FAILS. As was expected, proposition to amen: the vote on the the constitution of the United States so a.-; to allow women to vote failed in the house last weeK. The vote stood 204 .-.gainst and 174 for submission of the amendment to the states for ratification. PUBLIC BUILDING. The new federal building at Cooke Ville will be erected within sixteen months as the contract has been awarded on that basis for ;$81,000. Congressman Cordell Hull secured the appropriation of $100,000 for that pur pose. The building will be used as a courthouse and postofhee also. ACTUAL VOTE. The vote for govenror as shown when canvassed by the legislature is : Rye, 137,656; Hooper. 116,677. Rye, 20,989. Majority for CHILDREN'S COUGHS - CHILD REN'S COLDS BOTH ARE SERIOUS. When one of your little ones shows symptoms of an approaching cold, give it Dr. Bells' Pien Tar Honey at once. It acts auickly, and prevents the cold growing worse. Very nealing soothes the lungs, loosens the mucous, strengthens the system. It's guaran teed. Only 25c. at your druggist. By a bottle today. Bucklen's Arnica Salve for tores. . FULL REPORT COUNTY COURT'S LUST SESSION The Lime Pulver Matter Placed in the Hands of Competent Committee of Five Superintendent J, S. Cline Reelected, All justices were present at the quarterly term of court last week, ex cept Esq3. Bowel! and Watson. No one feels that they would not have been in hearty accord with the action of the court on the main questions considered. One of the first acts of Judge Bur nett, after reading his quarterly re port, was to announce an order of business, which he felt would tend to hasten business and render the work of the court more easily followed. It was ordered that the clerk furnish each justice with a copy of the Order of Business. The bridge committee made its re port, which showed that the bridges ordered built at the October term are not fully completed. Poor Commissioner H. R. Webb re ported his expenditures and that one person had been admitted during the quarter and that kept by the McC A new road he the farm of Win. awarded $30 u. 'ie poor house is well .U family. ' een built through it. 'ollutz and he was u. .aages. Mr. Pollutz lives two miles north of town on what was formerly . known- as the Beadle farm. . nor some reason which the court records do not disclose, the bill of W. J. Pugh for burial expenses of the wife of Chas. Conley, was laid over until the April term. County Physician Or. E. W. Mitch ell's report was received and spread of record. The report shows that no epidemics ot any kind prevailed the past quarter and that the public health is generally good. Superintendent J. S. Cline was re- elelcted superintendent of schools by acclamation. The salary was fixed at $350 for the ensuing year. C. E. Keyes was elected county sur veyor. Mr. Keyes has had consider able experience both as land surveyor and as civil engineer, which amply qualifies him for the position. The election of members ol the High School Board was taken up and G. A. Haley and C. E. Brookhart were re elected to fill the vacancies caused by their time having expired. The whoie board now is as follows with the time they will serve before a vacancy will occur: G. A. Haley and C. E. Brook hart, three years each ; U. S. Rone, C. E. Snodgrass, W. E. Wheeler, G. W. Davenport, one year each. JohnQ. Burnett, R A. Powell, Allen Elmore and Jonas Snodgrass were elected notaries public. It having been discoverd that G. A. Haley, in his final settlement as trus tee, oVerpaid the county $100, the amount was ordered refunded to him. J. W. Hembree presented a bill for damages done his property due to the building of the Memphis to-Bristol Highway. The court declined to act on the claim. J. F. Wyatt was allowed $9.00 for work done while road commissioner. Judge Burnett was authorized to make such disposition ot the old acts of the legislature as he deemed proper. The following persons were released from poll tax and road work : C. E DeRossett, P. L. Deatherage, Virgil Cordell, Wilson Stamps. The several road commissioners were allowed the following amounts for serviecs: Robert Houston, $40; W. R. McCoy, $37 ; J. D. Brewer, $40 ; T. L. Hale, $40; R. E. Haraby, $10. Esq. S. N. Smith was appointed to rill the vacancy on the Jail Committee caused by the resignation of J. L. Bur nett. C. L. Deatherage was appointed on the Tax Levy committee to fill vacancy caused by resignation Harry Martin. f NEARLY $2,000 Every week leaves Crossville and Cumberland County and goes to the MAIL ORDER HOUSES of Chicago, St. Louis, Chatta noga and other cities. DO CROSSVILLE MER CHANTS WANT TO KEEP A PART OF THIS MONEY AT HOME? An Advertising Campaign in the Chronicle Will Help You to do it. See Bishop about this matter at once; don't delay, Keep tlie hilars at Home LIME PULVEU COMMUTE. Judge Burnett drafted an order covering all points of importance touching the proposed purchase of a lime pulver for the county. The com mittee consists ot Judge G. P. Burnett, two members ol the court : C. H. Sells and C. L. Deatherage; Trustee Jas. Smith and J. E. Conveise. It was a very wise course to select the Trustee for one of the committee as all bills acre to be paid by him, off drawn by the county jujge. warrants Mr. Con-J verse is sure to prove a very valuable ! man on the committee because he has I given close personal attention to the question of ground lime for tarni-1 ing purposes for seveial years and can be of great benefit to the committee in many vays. That the publn: may fully understand and know what care and foresight has been emp:oyed in this matter, we give in full the COURT ORDER : "Ordered by the court, a quorum be ing present, and voting therefor, that the County Judge appoint a oommittee of five, one of whom shall he the Coun ty Judge, two members of this court and two not members of the court, who shall purchase a crusher for the purpose ot manufacturing agricultural and crushed limestone, the necessary I power to operate the same ; to procure by lease or purchase limestone to be manufactured. Said committee will also procure options on tracts of lime' stone for submission to a later term of this court. Said committee will also secure from the receivers of the Ten nessee Central Railroad Company as favorable rates as possible for the transportation of said crushed lime sione to all points on the line of said railroad in tnis county, and the exer cise of the first powers herein named is conditional on securing just and i null able transDortation raiev as afore-1 said. "Thisc ommittee is authorized and empowered to makf contracts binding on the County of Cumberland in carry ing oat the powers herein delegated. "If the said committee decide to purchase the said crusher or pulver, power to opeiate same and lease said lands, then the power is expressly conferred on said oommittee to operate the same for the benefit of the county ; sary to make and erect such struc- to purchase any and all repairs neces tures, cars and trackage as may be necessary in economical operation thereof; to make contracts for the sale of the products thereof, collect for said products, pay operating ex-! penses and do any and all acts neces sary to the successful operation of the crusher. "This crusher being installed pri-' marily for the benefit of the farmers' of this county, the product will be sold i to residents of this county at the cost' of production, and to residents of others counties at such a price as the committee niay fix. "All receipts will be paid to the county trustee on receivable warrants and all disbursemnets to be upon the warrants of the County Judge, drawn on the county account. "Sam committee will make a de tailed report ot receipts, disburse ments, stock on hand and equipment to each quarterly term of this court. "(leo. P. Burnett, "C. H. Sells, "C. L. Deatherage, "James Smith. "J. E. Converse." A sufficient amount to meet the ex penses incident to the purchase and installing of the plant was set aside from the taxes received from the T. l. railroad. Six hundred dollars was set i-side from the railroad fund lor the High School, presumably for the first pay ment on the dormitorry purchase and expenses incident thereto. As stated in our issue of last week the Webb property was purchased for $3,000 to be used for dormitory" pur posts for the High School. Constable S. J. Hill was appointed to wait on the grand jury at the Feb ruary term of court. The Farmers' Union was allowed the use of the grand jury room for their meetings, provided they should not in terfere with the grand jury and make good all damages that should result irom tneir using rne room. A petition was presented sking for the change in location of a certain road in the old ninth district. Action was deferred until the Aprl term. A petition was presented asking that the voting place of Pugh be discontin ued and that the voters vote at Isoline. Action was deferred until the April term. The question of building a bridge over Piney creek at the Gardner place in the old ninth district was presented, but action was deferred to the April term. NOT MISTAKEN. The Chronicle Finds the Leading Farmers Heartily in Sympathy With the Lime Question. We find by inquiry that our estimate j of the hearty accord with which the leading farmers of the county would approve the action of the court on the lime question was entirely correct. Since court adjourned we have taken occasion to speak to several of the leading farmers on the subject and have yet to find the man who is dis pleased with the action taken by the court. John Q. 'Wyatt was in town yester day and when approached on the sub ject he expressed himself heartily m sympathy with the movement. He even wished to go farther ami purchase two instead of one so that one might be put in the head of the valley to ac comodate the farmers of that section. He stated that he and G. W. Henry, of Sequatchie valley, would have bought a lime pulver before now but for the fact that he did not have funds which he felt he could at this time invest in the necessary machinery without crip pling his fanning plans. T. S. Parham has been considering for some time the question of buying a lime pulver to locate on his property on the Browns Gap road half way down the mountain. Mr. Parham has sev eral acres there that are very easy of access and the lime stone is abundant. The idea advanced by Mr. Wyatt, that two machine? be bought and in stalled itmtead of one, has been consid ered bj some mti. '.ers of the court and they felt it would be the wisest and suist policy to try thething qut with ore niurhnqr- ait-i Ivf Hhu (,t!e peojMe i v wrlf "be a Success before investing n oney in two. ' 'It'Ts' Very probable. that during the time of getting the first pulver in proper working order that some things will be learned that will save the people considerable mon ey. O" that idea fhb court is moving cautiously to the ena that the greatest possible benefits may accrue with the least possible waste of money. Some errors are sure to be made, but it is better tience round Every that the people wait with pa until the difficulties that sur the movement be overcome. one is aware that difficulties will arise that cannot now be seen and the working out of the safest and most economical plan will prove well worth all the delay will cost. One of the wisest things our farmers ' could do would be to secure all possible reliable information on the subject and then let the committee have the bene fit of what they are able to learn, that will tend to render mistakes as few as possible. BUGRESS. Rev. Cnastain failed to fill his regu lar appointment here at Zion Hill Sat urday and Sunday. Sunday schooi still progressing nicely at Zion Hill with Ervin Burgess as superintendent. Corda Bell, the little ten-year-old daughter of P. H. Norris died Wednes day, January 13. The cause of her death was siad to be from a fall from a horse while playing with the other children. The little girl has passed to the great beyond with God. She can not return to her parents but they can so live and trust God so as to go to her. Their l-ss is her gain. Mr. Norris and family have the sympathy of their many friends. The remains were laid to rst in the little cemetery at home Saturday Janury 15. funeral services held by Rev. Isaac Todd. W. K. Burgess is preparing to erect a house for Ell Kerley and family. Pies Brew r and family attended Sunday school at Zion Hill Sunday. Ervin Burgess visited W. K. Bur gess.s last, week. The report is that John Sypp is suffering severely with a cancer on the side of his fate. John Frazier is erecting a residence near Zion Hill on a tract of land bought of Tom Norris Riley Burgess visited home folks Saturday and Sunday. He is working at Jim Tanner's. Jan. 18. XX. Recent sales by the government to taling 126,000,000 feet of sawtimber in the Olympic national forest, in western Washington, mark the opening of this hitherto inaccessible storehouse of tim ber, estimated to contain a stand of 83 billion board feet.