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TMB TENNESSEE TIMES j CONSOLIDATED OROSSVILLE CHRONIOLB I J ,8 95 VOL. XXIX. CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 3. 1915. NO. 9 PRETTY FIGHT ON IN LEGISLATURE Congressional Delegation Expected to Take a Hand Against Senator Lea In Naming the Two Men for Election Commission. Senator Lea by the congressional dele gation? Are they jealous of his abil ity? He has never made a speech in Congress except in defense of himself or to further his own political or per sonal interests. He has- conceived the idea that tnere is nothing halt so important as patron age. He has blocked appointments of rur-' I postmasters in ferreting out jobs for his own friends. These are small matters ' with the congressmen who have other duties to perform but they are annoying. After a while those congressmen grow weary of having an appointment confirmed only on condition that the appointee swear everlasting allegiance to Senator Lea. Something is wrong or he would not have earned the enmity of practically all of the delegation from lennessee. It is not safe to assume that nine or ten are wrong and he alone is right. His attempt to control the legislature in the matter of the "ouster" law be fore recess and his endeavor to dictate the appointment of election commis sioners and the law for primary nomi nations through influence brought to bear on the members of the legisalture during recess are examples of his arbi trary disposition and inordinate vanity. The members of the legislature are advice or counsel and the appearance of the ocher members of the Congressional delegation is for no other purpose than to compel him to keep hands off while the legislature passes laws that are just and equitable and fair for all. Nashville, Term., March 2. Immedi ately after the adjournment of Con gress on March 4th every democratic member of the Tennessee delegation will catch the first train out of Wash ington tor Nashville. One delegation will be headed by Senator Shields and will be composed of Representatives Moon, Hull, Hous ton, Byrns Padgett, Sims Garrett apd McKellar. The- other delegation will consist of Senator Lea. LEA WANTS COMMISSIONERS. Senator Lea will, it is said, under- able to pass a law without his take to have the legislature fill the vacancies in the state board of elec tions with democrats favorable to him. He will undertake to have the legisla ture pass a law without the runoff fea ture by which the candidate receiving a plurality of the votes in the primary may be declared the nominee. SHIELDS WILL OPPOSE LEA. Senator Shields and the other mem bers of Congress propose to make a contest for members on the board of election who are democrats and not necessarily avowed Lea men. They propose to insist on a primary law requiring candidates for Congress and for the United States senate to re ceive a majority of all the votes cast in the primary in order to secure the nomination. ISSUES CLEAR CUT. The issues are clear cut. There is to be no "bushwhacking, " The fight is to be open and above board, strictly Lea and anti-Lea. Heretofore the op position to Senator Lea has been in the attitude of opposing Gov. Rye. that is, toy some newspapers of the state. That charge no longer holds good and no longer frightens those democrats of Tennessee who demand that the two United States senators from Tennessee shall be elected by democrats. Gov. Rye has no stronger frienas and supporters than' Senator Shields and the Tennessee delgation in Congress. Besides, Gov. Kye has manifested abil ity to take care of his own interests and hereafter the cry that opposition to any other office seeker in Tennessee of the Darnanells, which means WIOE PUBLICITY FOR Oil HIGHWAY CHANCERY COURT. Full Page Ads. In Many Dailies Along the Proposed Route and Much Circular Matter to Be Dis tributed Before April 3 HOY SCOUTS. If the weather will permit we will go out for a little hike Saturday to spend the day and learn our lessons. All the boys wlso intend to go should meet me at the W. C. T. U. reading 9 :U0 a. m. C. V. Bellamy, Scout Master. room promptly A meeting of the publicity commit tee of the Chattanooga Auto club was held last week, at which definite plans were formulated regarding the pub licity campaign that is to be carried into effect relative to the governors' meeting fort he discussion of the Hoos-lerland-to-Dixie highway, to be held in Chattanooga April 3. The committee, ot whcih W.JC. John son is chairman, decided upon a c&urse of newspaper advertising of wide scope which unquestionably will prove of great benefit to Chattanooga, in the course of this plan, fifty tull-page ad ertisements are to b placed in after noon papers and fifty of similar size in mornng papers in the larger cities along the line of the proposed route, and in other centers interested in the movement. Smaller advertisements are to be inserted in the smaller towns, the space allotment being graded ap portionately to the sine of the city. A large amount of reading matter ex plaining the project and illustrated with beautiful halftone cfits, showing More Than the Usual Amount of Work Accomplished at This Term. Judge Roberts held Chancery Court in session up to within a tew minutes of the arrival of the west bound train Saturday, and with his characteristic vigor pushed the Jbusiness until the last minute. The work accomplished and the number of cases disposed of at this session was unusually large. Follow ing are the cases that we regard as being of general interest : Mayme D. Farley vs ( F. Knox; land at Mayland ordered sold. A. T. Woody vs Ocsar Woody ; official survey of lands ot Ternll Woody, deceased, ordered made and platted. J as. W. and J. R. Cooper, adminis trators, vs Marcus Cooper. Certain lands ordered sold. Decree conveying certain lands to the Bank of James town. Order appointing Dr. G. M. Allison receiver to effect sale of certai.i lands belonging to Cooper estate. Geo. Bryant vs Wm. Cooper. Trial by jury and decree for Coopei. Suit was over a well machine. Rickr Land Company vs F. A. Null. Land suit ; decided in favor of com plainant. J. C. Kemmer vs Mark E. Daven port. Land suit : land sold for division of proceeds. J. B. Charles vs Geo. Baker. Land ordered sold to pay costs. Central Bank of Santa Barbara, Cal ifornia, vs R. A. Moore. Sale of land confirmed. Burrell Fiance vs Crossville. Suit was brought to enjoin the city from collecting certain taxes for the year 1913. Suit was sustained and city for ever enjoined from collecting said FAIR ASSOCIATION MEETS A 1'TER I ML IAN DOCTOR. The authorities of Roane county have brought nuisance charges against An derson, the Indian doctor at Kingston, who has been arousing so much inter est among the people for several months past. The outcome will be watched with interest. 1 WAK SITUATION. i The English and French fleets have I been bombarding the Dardaneils, the ! entrance to Constantinople, the Turkish capitol, for some days and it is oniy a i question of time when the city will fall into their, hands. It is claimed I that an understanding has been reached B ! , . i , , i Uiiaaio will hoito f foo nQaoanfl s a slap at Rye will be childish as weil ! th n.riooii0 ,h,h ,oQo o i road conditions and points ol scenic beauty around Chattanooga, is to be ! taes- ordered to pay costs of suit. ...... . 1 i Wm. Smith vs bailie Smitti. Divorce iniailecito all the prominent newspa- granted I pers of the east and middle west, many E. B. Jones vs A.J. Welch. Suit I of these publications having already was over a noe. Decree for Jones. !hus;,oi.h thai rciiiir.o-nt.Hs tnnn.nnc,'. i -Epsey Haley vs Wm. Haley. Divorce i'ate and use such material. Many queries have been ! granted ana defendant adjudged to pay irnniD lairutnt SMO in three auarterlv received 11 .ui iew rirm uarrianells, wnicn means a warm water port, the thing Russia has been striving for these many years. It is predicted that the Turks will be completely driven out ot Europe and their possessions in Asia Minor reduced as one of the result of the war. The Russians are advancirg on Ger many with another powerful army and are forcing the Germans back. England has declared the broadest blockade and says all vessels bearing of election is slight. He probablv on tneir way to uermany win oe could muster as much strength as any -topped. Austria has met with some other candidate with the approval of 1 reverses by the Russians the past lew Senator Lea but that is just where the days. nib comes. as futile Numerous members of Congress have written members of the legisla ture from their districts stating posi tively that Senator Lea is endeavoring to dictate the election cnmiiiissioncrs and urging them to stand hrni. LEA IS FOR MtCONNICO. K. T. McConnico is the selection ot i Senator Lea for election commissioner . from middle Tennessee but his chance' York papers, which will be amply sup plied with illustrated copy. Direct communications and printed reading matter are to be placed also before the automobile and good roads associations over the country and bulle- i tins are to be sent out explaining the project, its many advantages and the urgent need of the Dixie highway. Along this line ten thousand illustrated folders are to be prir.tr! foi distubu tion. Members of the committee are: W. C. Johnson, H. F. Wiltse. V. D. L. Robinson, Julian H. Peebles and Harry Stoops, all of whom have had wide ex perience in publicity and whose ser vices guarantee efficient handling of the matter in hand. Memberes of the committee state that the tremendous plan of the publicity campaign is hard ly realized by the local public, but that its effects as a general advertising campaign, boosting Chattanooga, -is sur5 to prove one of the most far reaching ever carried out. CROSSVILLE ON ROUTE. E. A. Smith vs Chas. Bruingtori. Suit over house and lot in Crossville and other town lots. Blil dismissed and Smith taxed with costs ot suit. J. S. Reed vs J. T-. Weaver. Suit over real estate; compromised. Missouri Coal and Land Comnany vs Wm. Randolph. Land suit; compro mised. J. D. Burkhart vs Noah Hyder. Suit of ejectment. Court left Hyder in possession, which left the case practi cally as it was before suit was brought. Hyder pay coFts. J. Folvanceny vs Anton Heisler. Judgement against Heisler tor costs and deed of trust taken to secure same, payable in six and twevle months. Lucy C. Beadle vs C. E. Keyes. Suit over real estate. Compromised. A. T. Myers vs James Myers. Divorce granted. J. W. Henibree vs Mattie May Hem bree. Land ordered sold for division of proceeds. Committees Mamed and Date for Fair Set for Sept 30, Oct. I and 2. The committee composing the Cum berland County Fair Association met at the office of Dorton & Burnett Sat urday and arranged for a fair this fall to cover three days commencing with September 30. Those present were: Harry Martin, who was made chairman ; Jere Morrow, who was made eecretary ; J. Q. Wyatt, who was chose treasurer; Judge G. P. Burnett. Each member of the Fair Committee was appointed to solicit funds for de fraying the expenses of the fair. LADIES' DEPARTMENT. Prof. Frank March, Judge G. P. Burnett, Mrs. Olive K. Barnes, Misses Fannie DeGolia and Annie Martin were chosen as a committee to have charge of the Ladies' Department and Domes tic Economics Department. AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT. Jere Morrow. H. R. Webb and Prof. F. S. Chance were chosen as the com mittee to have charge of the Agricul tural Department. LIVE STOCK. R. R. Dunbar, I. R. Beeson, J. Q. Wyatt, James Smith and Harry Mar tin were chosen as the Live Stock Committee. POULTRY. On poultry O. B. Rector, J. E. Tay lor and Mrs. Sam Horn were named. The executive committee consits of the following: Harry Martin, chair man ; Jere Morrow, secretary; John Q. Wyatt, treasurer; I. R. Beeson, R. R. Dunbar, Sam Hoia, Geo. P. Burnett. The committee adjourned to meet again March 1!! some detail matters are expected to come up for ad.i ist ent. The committee will meet from time to ti ne at the call of theVchuir man or pursuanl : adjournment. . Since there :s ; bout $70 now in the treasury left from last year, the com mittee is very desirous of raising $300 to $1(10 for all expenses including ins. It is intended to make the as' large as possible to the end that people may be encouraged to" make energetic effort to present high grade stock and other farm products. There is no doubt that just as good farm products can be grown here as anywhere. The fair last fall demon strated that fact to the entire satis faction of all who were present to see th splendid display. There is every probability that the fair this year will surpass what was shown last year to a very marked degree. Less than a month was the time allowed for prepa ration last year because it was not known longer beforehand than that that a fair would be held. The idea of having one day devoted to exchanging products or selling has met with the approval of the fair com mittee and there is every indication that this feature of the tair Will prove very helpful and interesting. In-trcniiu SPEAKER ANDERSON DEAD. ANTI-LEA FOR McALlSTER The other members of Congress do not propose to have a candidate con trolled by any man. Already the Davidson delegation has broken away from the control of Senator Lea and agreed to vote for the Hon. Hill Me Alister, who undoubtedly meets the approval of the anti-Lea democrats af. Tennessee This will give the anti-Lea members of the legislature a majority in the democratic caucus, it is believed. However if it will not then there wli be no caucus. The republicans and in dependents in the legislature want to have a voice in the matter and are most anxious to line up with that fac tion opposed to Senator Lea. The question of who is to oppose Senator Lea is one that nas not been discussed. It may be any one ot the , congressional delegation, it may be '.former Gov. i'atterson, T. R. Preston, former Senator Frazier, in fact, any one of a doz n good democrats. It is too early for I bat subject to be injected into the issue The problem is to pre- i from manipulating eection. the primary e working th" w rea nation. the opposition is t I ;-idate from securing a i stionaole means and . he prospect of elect -senator. It is fur-1 y for the opposition Lea's well known )f vent Senator the officers i laws and othe to grab the i The object prevent any c nomination bj thereby end i ing a democrat therniore neeegi to throttle Sena plan to have him and Gen Cbnri ville elected two ceed Senator &h;e WHY OP Why this tmanl BIGLICK 1: L. Burgess made a business trip to Nine Mile Saturday. I Venus Hinch was here i Sunday. ! E. G. Kerley is not much this writing. i .las. Turnei, ot Burke, passed I through here Sunday on his return j home from Linaria. I Luther Patton, of Crossville, was i here Sunday. Johnson Selby was here from Se I qoatchte Sunday. ' Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Car I ruthers, Sunday, a baby boy. Esq. T. S. Randolph went to Cross ville Saturday. Andy Rhea, of Oklahoma, is spend ing the winter with his brother, Wes Rhea. Thos. Kerley made a business trip to Burke last week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burgess have moved to Nine Mile. T. L. Hall did some carpenter work for R. J. A. Swafford, of Litton, last week. I. L. Burgess is preparing to build a new bam. March 1. Nameless. JURY DISAGREES The jury in the case of W. F. Cook, elected this year ' enargea witn ine muraer or nis wne . Gates of Knox- j and her neice near Smyrna almost a ears hence to sue- year ago, disagreed and were dismissed Monday afternoon after being out i pi nearly 48 hours. The jury stood 8 for ocaviction and 4 for acquittal. Bond out opposition to ' will be asked for Cook. This is the highway mentioned re cently in the Chronicle as being plan ned to come via Crossville regardless of the direction it may go from here. There seems little doubt that matters will so fully crystallize at the meeting of governors that active steps will be from Burke taken to complete the road within a , comparatively short time There like- better at 'wise seems no doubt that Chattanooga I will be one of the objective points from which building 'vill be directed. Since it is understood that this mountain sec tion is one of the most attractive por tions of the proposed road from the , scenery point, there seems little doubt that the first work of magnitude will be done in the direction of Crossville out from Chattanooga. When it is remembered that Mr. James, of Chattanooga, has proffered to put up $5,000 for the survey from ( lhattanooga to Crossville, it becomes clear that Crossville is one of the im portant points on the proposed road be cause it wu)l injure the road passing the hotel property of Mr. James and will insure his active support in other ways aside from the financial feature. All in all the outlook for Crossville to have a splendid automobile road con necting it with (' attanooga at no dis tant date is very flattering. The project will meet with the hearty sup port of our people here in every way possible. A meeting should be called soon look ing to some character of organization whose purpose shall be to co-operate with Chattanooga and other points to further the project. Some of our citi zens will undouotedly attend the meet ing of governors in Chattanooga and assure thv convention that Crossville and Cumberland county stand ready to lend aid to the full extent of our ability. Hu C. Anderson, speaker of the state senate, died at his home in Jackson, Monday night at 11 :30 of euremic poi son and heart trouble, after an illness of only 24 hours. He was 64 years of age. LEGISLATURE CONVENES The general assembly convened Monday after a recess of 25 days. Both houses adjourned without doing any business on account of the illness of Speaker Anderson. MANY PRISONERS. A German paper estimates the total I prisoners in the hands of Germany and I Austria at 1,035,000. The number is divided as follows : Russian, 692,000; i French, 237, 000; Servians, 50,000; Bel gians, 37.000; British, lt,000. About 75 per cent of the total is held by Germany. NATIONAL RESERVE. Monterey J. E. Trusty, ot Dorton, visited J. 0 Chapman last week. H. A. Burnett and wife, of Dorton, were fere last week. Mrs. Jauies Davis is verv sick with gall stone. Claude Hall made a business trip to Cookeville last week. T. Welch, supervisor, who got his leg broken on the Crawiord branch, some time ago, is slowly improving, j Geo. Hall, of Monterey, is filling bis place at present. George Ailcorn, of Buffalo Valley, moved here last week. March 1. XX. A movement has been put on foot for nragnizing what is to be known as the American Legion. It is to consist of about 300,000 men composed of army, navy and militia men who have had military drill or who have seen service. Also civilians who are ac ceptable. The purpose of the movement is to have a considerable body of men who will respond immediately to call in the possible event of war. The movement has been unofficially app'roven by Major General Leonard Wood of the standing army. Former Pre. lent Theodore Rooievelt has sanctioned the move and says he and his four boys will be glad to join the movement and that he will ask congress to permit him to organize a company of cavalry in the event ot war. The idea is not intended to arouse the war spirit, but merely to take what is considered a proper military precautionn looking to tne possible eventuiality ot war. CHEAPER GASOLINE. Dr. Walter E. Ritman, chemical en gineer for the government, has just perfected two very important discov eries. One will enable the oil refiners to produce twice as much gasoline from a given amount of crude petroleum as at present. The other furnishes the basic material necessary for making the most powerful explosives knq-n to warfare. In case of war, ihis would be of untold value to the government. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. C. V. Bellamy, Pastor. Sunday school, 10:00 a. m, J Burnett. Superintendent. Preaching, 11:00 a. ni. and 7:00 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday 7:00 b. ro. Epworth League Sunday 6:00 p. m.