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THE TINNEBBH TIMES OR OSS V ILLE OH RON IOLE , CONSOLIDATED 1895 VOL. XXIX. CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1915. NO. 8 BLIND TIGER ON WINGS FLAG RAISING, Enacted In Virginia as Joke May Birthday of Washington Observed by Some Day Prove Serious tc the Bootlegger. The following humorous story is told of a recent law enacted in Virginia, but should it prove in after years something serious to some illegal pur veyor of "bug juice" the joke would be on the "juice" vendor. The story runs as follows : Forecasting legislation which may have to be enacted by "dry" states in order to uphold their prohibition laws, the State Senate of Virginia adopted without a dissenting vote resolutions offered by Senator Saxon W. Holt of Newport News. These resolutions make an open sea son airainst all individuals operating airships engaged in the transportation of liquors into "dry" territory. The protection accorded even to "orna mental and useful birds" will be lifted and hunters will be at liberty to tire on the airships just as if they were predatory birds. Senator G. Walter Mapp oi Accoruac, leader of the "dry" forces in the last legislature, immediately saw the trend of the resolution and moved its adop tion. Senator John A. Leaner of Nor folk, leader of the Senate "wet" forces or local optionists, caught the humor of the resolution and voted "aye." The resolution grew out of news from Ohio that an enterprising liquor dealer of that state was preparing to get around the strong prohibition laws of West Virginia, recently held consti tutional, by transmitting liquor from Ohio into West Virginia by aeroplane. The Senators of Virginia regretted that West Virginia was to be invaded by a wet aerial fleet. The preamble and resolution adopted ran thus : "WhereaB, The General Assembly of Virginia has learned with regret cer tain citizens oi the State of Ohio have undertaken to convey intoxicating liquors to the citizens of our sister State of West V irginia by means of an aeroplane ; and. "Whereas, We deplore the fact tflat one of the cherished industries of said State of Ohio appears to be up in the air; and, "Whereas, We sympathize with toe suffering citizens of our said sister High School, City School and Citizens, Monday, Some time ago Postmaster W. A. Ham by received a handsome new flag from the department at Washington. The flag is 5x9 feet and presents a splendid appearance waving from tbe 40-foot flag pole erected in front of the postotfice. The pole was put up Satur day by E. S. Cram and the flag ran up to be sure that everything would work without a hitch, Monday forenoon about nine o'clock the High School, under the direction of Prof. March, and the City school, un der the direction of Prof. H. H. Vin cent, marched to tbe postotfice on Main street and three Boy Scouts, Will Dun bar, Edward QuaUs and Koy Bishop, who had been previously chosen for that duty, proceded to run Old Glory to the top of the Hag staff, The schools joineu in singing the Star Spangled Banner and Columbia the Gem of the Ocean, after which three rousing cheers were given for the flag, led by Prof. March. Numerous citizens were pres ent and witnessed the event with much pleasure. The schools returned to their studies after the ceremonies were over and left our national emblem gallantly waving in the breeze where it re mained all duy, while every person present felt in his heart a greater love LM E FOR FARMERS IS NOW ASSURED FRANK JAMES DEAD Near Crusher Bought That Will Crush 20 Tons a Day and Can Be Used for Crushing Rock for Roads. To Arrive in 15 Days. for the flag ai i the great country it represents. A nag that v izens of Ctok raised over :hc without cereniu-y. kept up all day. The committee appointed by the county court at its last quarterly term met Saturday and held two extended meetings discussing the different lime rock crushing machinery offered. The committee finally purchased from the Jeffreys Manufacturing Company, Col umbus, Ohio, what they call a Lime Pulver at a cost of 1712.60 delivered at Crab Orchard an,l installed for work, with the privilege of testing it four days. The committee was' impressed that the most important feature of the lime situation at this time is to furnish lime for the farmers. The machine pur chased is guaranteed to crush two tons an hour. While the output is not as large as the committee would like to have had, an increase in the capacity meant so much of an increase in power to run it that they thought best to try the thing out with the small pulver and delay further action until experi ence should show what would be the next best move. The committee did not purchase Noted Bandit Died on His Farm Excelsior Springs, Mo., Last Friday, Aged 74. Frank James, of the notorious James gang, died on h.s farm tnear Excelsior Springs, Mo., Friday. James, who was 74 years old, had been in ill health sev eral months and was stricken with apoplexy early in the day. One of the last members of the rob ber band whose unparalleled career of crime during the civil war and the un settled period that followed kept the people of a dozen states in terror, Frank James has been living the life of a quiet farmer for more than thirty years. The son of a minister, respected throughout the community, Frank James joined Quantrelle's guerrillas together with his brother Jesse, and took part in the tacking of Lawrence, Kan. After the guerrillas disbanded the James brothers becauie bandits. Many notorious crimes of the decade following the war have been laid at the door of the James-Younger gang, of which the surviving members were Frank James and Cole Younger, the latter of whom is now living at Lees Summit, Mo. Detectives surrounded the James home near Kearney, Mo., on January 25, 1875, ana threw a lighted bomb into the house, thinking to kill the James brothers. It exploded, tearing the arm off their mother and killirtr their BUSINESS FOR PAST YEAR. purchased by the :it some years ago was aart house also, but Both flags were power from the Jeffreys company as ! brother, Archie. PANAMA-PACIFIC OPEN. Saturday at noon, Pacific time. Pres ident Wilson pressed the button that set in motion the wheels of the Pana ma Pacific exposition. It is one hun dred pr cent complete and out of debt. Forty-one nations are represented, but Germany, England, Russia and Austria are not represented nationally because of the war, but numerous private ex hibits of those countries are there. EX-STATE TREASURER DEAD. gome Former state treasurer W. P. Hick- erson died at his home in Manchester State of West Virginia because ot their Wednesday of 'ast week. Several of liquor coming so high; and, i the state officials attended the funeral. "Whereas, We feel that suchanur-j J ; derhand and overhead method ofirri-j WAR NEWS, gation should not be encooraged, lest I of the inhabitants of our own, vu euwi wr pre- ot fcnglish ports; at has not receded from her first position and maintains she will do all possible to shut off food from England. The English have stopped much shipping service to the continent for fear of German submarines. The Germans claim that the Russian losses in the last great battle were over 125,000 men and that five army corps were practically destroyed so far as effective service goes until reorgan ized again. The Russians have been driven out of Prussia and important victories are claimed also by the Aus- tnans. Tbe American steamship Evelyn was sunk by a mine in the North Sea three days ago. The vessel was loaded with cotton bound for a German port. The owners of the vessel will make no pro test as they consider it a war risk. Commonwealth of Virginia, after the nosea "locxaae ho f Noumnhw should ac- least Germany quire the habit of gazing upon the sky and thereby walking unsteadily upon the earth ; therefore, be it, "Resolved by the Senate of Virginia. the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly of Virginia warns all persons who may contem plate the transportation, from any point beyond the borders of this State to any point within the same of ardent spirits, malt liquors, wines or other liquor containing alcohol by means of aeroplanes, baloons, Zeppelins or other aircraft, that should thvy embark upon such a flighty enterprise at any time, but more especially on or after the eacred and memorable first day of November, 1916, then in taat event the protection now provided by law for buzzards and other ornamental and use ful birds will be held not to apply to such Durveyors of contraband, but that I there will be .established an open sea son of continuous and unlimited dura i tion for hunting all such aerial lntru i ers, provided such hunting be done in good faith for the purpo. - of destruc tion and not for the pu;. e of acquir- . ; and at all of the are earnestly j P from any ns, Zeppelins BOY S.COUTS. ing the spoils of the ch; "Resolved, further, I good people of Virginia enjoined never to take a of the aeroplanes, balio, The Boy Scouts will meet each Sat urday evening at 7:00 p. m. in the W. C. T. U. Reading Room. Let each Scout bring along with him his hand book and a piece of rope. C. V. Bellamy, Scout Master, Troop No. 1, Crossville. ; they think they can secure a tractor j from J. E. Rich for less money than the other pnwer would co3t and at the I same time prove fully as serviceable. While the machine purchased is not l regarded as a successful machine for crushing rock for road ballast it can be j used for that purpose. Should circum stances render it expedient the machine can be operated crushing rock tor bal- j last during that part of the year that , it is not employed crushing for the farmers. That will give valauble in formation which will likely save the county money in the purchase of a ! crusher for road purposes later, j The Pulver is expected to arrive within the next 15 days and a man will j be sent here by the company to install i it and instruct some person how to op jerate it. The contract specifies that ! the county shall have the privilege of testing the machint four days before accepting it. The committee was composed of Judge G. P. Burnett, Trustee James Smith, J. E. Converse, Esq. C. H. Sells and Esq. C. L. Deatherage. It should be said to the credit of Esq. Sells that he was the first man to present the idea to the court. It is very much to the credit of the court that when the question came to be voted upon the vote was unanimous for tne purchase. From talKing with numerous farmers from all parts of the county it is very clear that no action ever taken by the court nas met with a more hearty ap proval of the people generally than this. From the best information available it is thought the lime can be furnished to the farmers on the cars at Crab Orchard at not to exceed $1.00 a ton. Just what the freight rate will be is not known as yet. The matter was taken up with the Tennessee Central some time ago, but as the road is in the hands of a receiver the question has moved slowly. It is hoped, how ever, that the final adjustment of the freight rate will be effected before the county will be ready to ship. Every effort possible will be made by the committee to push the work to a point where lime will be in readiness for the farmers this spring and at the earliest date possible. Several farmers over the count are In after Jesse James had been shot and killed in his home in St. Joseph, Mo., by Bob Ford, also a ban dit, for n reward of '$50,-000, Frank James surrendered in Jefferson City, Mo. After his surrender James was taken to Independence, Mo., where he was held in jail three weeks, and later to Gallatin, where he remained in jail a year awaiting trial. The trial was hard-fought and lasted several weeks. Finally James was ac quitted and went to Oklahoma. He never was in the penitentiary and never was convicted of any of the charges against him. Funeral services were held at the farm house The burial was in Kear ney, Mo., the little town the former outlaw first knew as a boy. Information Touching Some of the Leading Products ot the Mines as an Index fo Business Volume. While the year 1914 was a record breaker in wheat production and was a generally prosperous one for the farm er, owing to the outbreak of the Euro pean war and the high price of all kinds of food as a result, the general results ot the mines were not so en couraging for the demand did not hold up and as a result the general trend of business was very much depressed as will be seen by the following glean ings from government reports : COAL OUTPUT. The coal output decreased from ten to fifteen percent and at the same time the shutting down ot manufacturing plants reduced the demand to such an I extent as tr make competition keen and prices lower In many instances : than a reasonable profit would warraat so that the final outcome was an unsat isfactory business in coal miniag for the country over. IRON OUTPUT. It is probable that the year 1914 saw no greater decline in the output ot any product than that of iron, which slumped nearly one-third under the out put of 1913. Iron is said to be and generally ad mitted the barometer of business in this country. That being true the de crease for 1911 limit have been very iie are ready to ad experience that 1914 . year. OUTPUT. heavy. Mrs! pe; mit from persona was a lean bus r e GOLD NATIONAL FORESTS. The gold output for 1914 was $4,000, 000 in excess' of 1918 and the year was a very prosperous one as compared with 1918, but was far behind the record years of 1908-1912. California leads in production for last year as it has for several years. Silver produc tion was unusually heavy and it is es ti mated that but for the European war the year would have been a record breaker. Nevada retained first place. BUILDING IN 1914. The reports show that there was a falling off in the production of Port land cement ot over three and a half millions of barrels. Since the use of cement has become so universal in al most every kind of building operations, this one item alone shews conclusively that building for 1914 was far below Big Things Being Done That Few Are1 previous years. nf I INCREASED nnaic ui Selling some billion and a half board feet of timber and supervising the cut ting on several thousand different areas, overseeing the grazing ot more than 1,500,00(1 cattle and 7,500,000 sheep, and building more than 600 miles of road, 2,000 miles of trail, 3,000 miles of telephone line, and 700 OIL OUTPUT. The oil output for 1914 is nearly 50 millions of barrels in excess of any previous year. California and Okla homa alone furnished over two hundred millions of barrels of the total of 292, 000,000. it has been estimated that more gas oline and oil v-ill be used this year thaii ever before, owing to the constantly miles ot hre line are eome ot tne things j increasing use of automobiles and the which the government forest service j greatly increased -ise of them which is did last year, as disclosed in the report to result because of the Panama-Pacific by the chief lorester for 1914. These j exposition and the further fact that activities were all on the national for- the European war will keep many ests, which at present total about 185,-, thousand people at borne who woyld 000,000 acres. j otherwise have gone to Europe tor a - i few months this year as has been the GOOD FOR T. C. growing custom for many years. The , very fact that so many people cannot , sro abroad will mum. tin, to t iimr th.. k ! United States more than ever before The Tennessee Central railroad has won its contention whereby the N & St. L. and L. & N. will he forced to i h nh X 72 7 mT , ...IT. ,.u t . . .. ri, i and much of the travel will be done i handle freight traffic of the T. C. on i ,fmi,il. , . . , the same terms as that of other roads. This is a very important victory foi the Tennessee in utomobiles, making an increased de- j mand for gasoline and oil. FIRE LOSS. known to be ready to take from one to i has been a great drawback to the T C Central and will likely CROUP AND wlHMiPiMU fuvrna help conditions in this section as the Mrs. T. Neureuer. Eau Claire, Wis., j T: C. will bow be able to make rates says: "Foley's Honey and Tar' Coui -I to distant points as by the order of , pouncl tured my boy of a very severe ! the inter state enmmarom ,,..,,, ?ttac!? of crou after other remedies i,, T .... . , . , '"'nan tailed. Uur milkman cured his j the T. C. will be able to have its traffic 1 children of whooping cough. " Foley's handled at the Nashville switching ter-; has a forty year record of similar cases, minals on the same basis as other Cntains n" opiates. Always insist on i roads, which has not been the case and , For 9ale b Reed & Burnett. three or four cars as soon as the lime : Nashville shippers are much pleased at There are about 12,000,000 acres ot as the fall or other aircraft afort-t might be disastrous." Sena, r Andrews of Roanoke said he thought the resolutio. should be amended to provide thai liquor could not be brought into Virgi; ia by means of pipe lines and subterranean caverns. is ready tor delivery From inquiries i The girls dormitory of the Southern made by the Chronicle editor it seems! the outcome of tre fight. Training school, at Graysville, a Sev enth Day Adventin institution, was burned Thursday morning causing a loss of close to $12,000. Two girls who had to jump from the second story, were slightly injured. The school has ver 100 pupils. . .. I... I. I .. . .. L. . i , I , jjiuuttuic hjul as uiuvii aa ow ions Will be sold for delivery at Crossville, this spring and summer The general view taken is that this is a move that means as much or more BAPTIST CHURCH. j tiname lands in the Philippines, of which only about 7,5 M),000 acres are ' cultivated. Services second and fourth Sundays at 11 a. ro. ann second and fourth Sun days at 7 :00 p. m. Sunday school every Sunday at 10 a. xor ine prosperu ana aevempment ot ; m., ueo. r. B-irnett, superintendent our county as any thing that has come ! All are cordially invited, to us since the building of the railroad. 1 L. A. Hurst, Pastor John Mui ohy of Baltinglass, Ireland, has been asarrie five times and has 41 children Murphy proudly asserts that his eldest 'child was aged 50 and the youngest a baby and all the family were fed on rabbits.