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I CONSOLIDATED i 1896 OROSBVILLE CHRONICLE CROSSVILLE. TENNESSEE. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 10. 1915. NO. I0 VOL. XXIX. ABOUT ROOT CROPS. The Carrot Is One That Would Prove Profitable Here, Says Hawkeye. Editor Chronicle : 1 want to say a word about a root crop that should be more generally raised than it is, especially in this county, as it seems to be particularly adapted to our soil. The crop in ques tion is carrots. They are a very healthful food for nearly all kinds ot stock and also for people as well. Horses, cattle and sheep are very fond of them after they once get a taste of them. I fully believe they can be made to produce as large, a crop as any root that can be named, unless it is man gels. Lat year 1 dug a full half bushel meas r i from a one-rod row. Any one caii 11 e What that would be pera':re, couii . ..; 'he rows two feet apart. Tbei n be grovn even clodr than that and they will grow very close in the row, but to get the largest roots they snould be thinned to 2 to 4 inches apart. 1 often leave them a great deal thicker than that and get a good yield, but smaller roots. A great many do not raise them be- II 1 nn4 cause the seea is so smau aim uu nlants very small when they first ap- near. If they are planted very early in the season weeds will give a good deal of trouble and much hand weeding will have to be done, but if the ground kflnt . stirred and the small weeds killed nntil some time in June then the crop planted witn a good quick-acting fertilizer in the drill, one will not have much trouble with weeds and the work rn nparlv all be done with cultivator and hoe. Some may think that is too late planting but wiith our average season that will give them plenty of time to fully mature. a crop. Last year I haf forgotten my raw of cairots until June 20, 1 then planted the row, using some hen manure and a little fertilizer (12 per cent phosphoric acid and 12 per cent potash) in the row to give them a quick start, f he row was in our truck patch and got three o? four workings with the cultivator, a hoeing or two and thinaing done mostly with the hoe; there were no weeds to speak of. Soil was pretty thin. Along in early part en the winter I wanted a mess of carrot to cook and went out and dug half a .bushel basket full and wasi surprised at the short piece of the row it took. When 1 measured it S found it jue one rod. The most of the row is still in the ground. They tan be left sM winter in the ground just where they grew if the crowns are covered with an inch or two of soil ; a shallow furrow with a suiali turning plow will do that rapidly. It takes only a small quantity of seed as the seeds are small and light, but it is oest to sop very thick and then thin out, as the seed is c heap. It can be giown here as easily a turnip seed an . in exactly the same limner. There is something in this mountain soil that seems exactly sui Led to the growth of carrots as they grow very luxuriantly if given a fair eliance. 1 hope all the farmers of the county will try fit least a small patch thisyetW and I think they wlil be greatly pleasei? witn thm. Then try eating some of j them for they are fine in soups ana just plain ooiled with butter on them or hoileil and then fried. They make as fine pies as pumpkins, made in ex actly the same way. Don't forgot to give your horses a taste ot thatti raw, or the old cow or an old e ve with lamb, if the dogs have left you iny of the latter. Yours for oettur farming. Hawkeye. POWDER AND COTTON, Nearly All the Powder Used by the Warring Mations Is Made From Cotton, Many people are not aware that cot ton plays the important part that it does in the manufacture of powder used in the great war now going on in Europe. Here are a few facts on that point : More than 60 per cent of the powder used today is made from cotton linters. Linters are the fine cotton that cilngs to the seed when it is removed from the cotton in the course of ginnng. When linters cannot be had cotton is used. Linters are preferred because it does not require so much labor to chop it fine enough to make powder. About one pound of powder is made from each pound' ? linters. In America there are live gunpowder plants with a normal output, oi ten millions of pounds ; when run to full capacity they can produce fifteen mil lion pounds of powder in a. year, which would require 30,000 bales of linters. The powder making capacity of Eu rope is from ten to twenty times that of America. It is possible for Europe I to produce 300,000,000 pounds of pow der in a year. That would mean the consumption of 600,000 bales of linters or cotton, and it is claimed that Europe is shooting away all the powder they can make. It is very probable that not less than 46 (100 bales of cotton or used annually., tor the warring nations MASS MEETING CALL DIXIE HIGHWAY LOOKING TO THE DIXIE HIGHWAY linters are be:, powder alone L; of Europe. It is the big powder. It re i hs that eat up the jires 300 pounds of powder to fire a 12-inch gun. Infantry could fire 42,000 shots with ..that amount of powder. It is possible for a modern battleship to use 5,000 to 6,000 pounds of powder in one round of all its guns. i'hat is equal to ten or or twelve bales of cotton. So, it will be seen that war is a great consumer of cotton on the one hand while it paralyzes many industries that would use cotton in a more desirable and humane way. J.MPORTANT WHEAT DISCOVERIES Tne Illinois Agricultural Department has discovered a wheat that will thrive on alkali land. This is of great im portance as there are many thousand acres of alkail lands in the south-wt'-tern part of the country that have no1 been cultivated to much extent be- cauv ot being so -aeavny enargwi Witt, alkali. The Ohio Agricultural Station has developed a wheat that will not lodge umiet .conditions that have proved very destructive to the ordinary wheat. This wail mean an immense saving to wheat grower in mmt parts of the country- Leading Citizens from Nearly All Parts of the County Join in the Call and a Large Attendance Is Ex pected Next Saturday. We, the undersigned citizens of Crossville and Cumberland county, be lieving that the proposed Dixie High way, that is planned to extend from Ctiicagc, 111., to Tauipp, Fla., would be ot untold benefit to this county and believing this to be the most desirable section of Tennessee through which it could pass, are very desirous of lending all posible aid to bringing it through this county. To that end we request that the cit izens of the entire county, so far as possible, meet in the court house at Crossville, Saturday, March 13, at 1 p m., to discuss the most reasonable and probable means of lending such aid and encouragement to this project as are within our ability as a people and as a county. Also to discuss means for further extension ot the work on the Me.nphis-to-Bristol highway, now par tially completed through our county. Further, to appoint a committee to attend the meeting at Chattanooga, April 8, calling together the governors of six, states, and all other persons in terested in the building of said Toad, for the purpose of devising ways and means for compieiw- Hue. . project- at he oarliest possible date J. C. Kemmer, D. M. Wheeier. A. L. Tabor, Lee Noland, J. L. Burnett, .J. E. Burnett, U P. Burnett, W. F. Bandy. S. C. Bishop, Hoe Stanley, R. A. Powel. I. S. Cline, J. Q. Wyatt, J. L. Brown, M. F. Reed, W. C. Ktyes, J. W. Dorton, V. L. Lewis, Jas. Smith, J. S. Reed. WAR SITUATION. The English and French war shiosi are hammering away at the Darda nelles forts and their fall seems only a question of time, but it now seems that the task is not so simile as was at first thought. The Russian Black Sea fleet is moving on Constantinople from the least, but the Turkish and Austrian fleets will endeavor tdstay their prog ress, which promises -4 least some de j lay, but the final oitcome does not iseem likely to be alte'ed. The bombardment o the Dardanelles is arousing Italy, Buljaria and Greece. Greece will be sure to join the allies' HIGH SCHOOL. Much Interest Aroused at Chattanooga Last Week. Judge Geo. P. Burnett, as was an nounced last week, attended a meeting of the Chattanooga Automobile Club. He returned Thursday morning. He reports that the meeting was well attended by representatives from the various counties through which the Dixie Highway will probably pass. There were representatives from the counties along the direct line from Chattanooga to Louisville as well as from counties along the line by way of Nashville. Judge Burnett states that the people along the line from Chattanooga to Nashville are making a hard pull to have the highway located by wayof Nashville instead of the James route, or the route from Chattanooga by way of Pikeville, CfOSSMlc, Jamestown, etc but the changes favor the latter rou'e provided the counties through which the highway will run will show enough interest in the proposed route. Fentress county, through Judge Case and County Attorney Evans, was rep resented and proffered to turn over to those having the matter in charge $165,000 of tlje county's bonds provided the road was completed through that county. Bledsoe county proposed to turn over a completed road through that county provided it came that way. They are already grading the road and now have about twenty miles graded. So it would seem that the only diffi culty in getting this great highway to come this way is getting the people of this county sufficiently interested to make a pull for it. This county will lose an opportunity that will not likely come this way again it it fails to take active steps to secure this road IhVough the county. The meeting at Chattanooga last week was only preparatory tr, wnat is called the Governors' meeting which will be hel i in Chattanooga April the third, ;it n'hich thseit will be -determined whfWS- rofrlNfthiiway i to take Cumberlnnrfcounty should he well represented at this meeting. It will be necessary tor Cumberland county to get busy and do all possible to encourage the coming of the road through this county . Manchester and Nashville have already formed an or ganizations with th object of influenc ingthe road to come that way. Our position is a very stragetic one because the idea of building the road through the most scenic sectio n tra versed is very strong, hut it will not do to rely on that solely. It may well be made a very strong card in our fa vor, hut more than that will he re quired if we get the road. Active work should begin at once to develop some method for offering all the assistance and encouragement pos sible. The editor of the Chronicle has talked with several prominent people from different parts of the county and find that the sentiment is very strong j for offering ever.v possible encourage ment to the road. All agree that a concrete road between Crossville and Chattanooga, to say nothing of the proposed extension from Chicago to Tampa, would be the must beneficial thing that has come to this county since the railroad was built. We have no douht that if the proper steps are taken by the people of Crossville the Clarkrange Somerse. Ky., here a lew days encourage- eountrv neon e will mm mml i,,..,,.i.,i,. nr,A Itnl,, ri.ii, .... atn LV.,. i! .' . . .' any, iLcij. i ui vjiccucjin lending an tne aid and and Bulgaria to enter the war almost ' ment possible. . . . I ...... I ffl. ; a , . . . . Pro-am of Literarv Society jjlvi-' any time would create little surprise, ne time is none coo long, in tact is Piogram ol Literary society , ijivi Grecian king it doing- all nossi short' tor arra"!?ing the propsr cond - sion "B", to he given Friday night. ; but tne reuan Kin J MHg all possi-j tjong t() enabe a delegation from this Song by Society. j ble to maintain neutrality. 1 he Ital- county to go to Chattanooga prepared Devotnonl exercises J R Bose ! lan Populace favor war, but the gov- j to put up a strong fight and one that Origin of St. Patrick's W. Lelah ement is seeking to remain neural. " Pe effective. rtiioiiier uig i-iiiuc i ueveiupmg on Andrew Smith, of was visiting relatives ago. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Todd were vis iting at Stephen Todd's Saturday and Sunday. O. C. Conatser, of Harriman, E. M. ; Shelley and Thos. Wheeler, of James town, were in town Sunday. The Singing class meets every Sun day evening for an hour. Rev. I. W. Todd and wife were vis iting in Toddtown last week. C. J. Cross, ot Glen Mary, was vis iting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cross, a few days ago. N. B. Atkinson is putting in a mill about a half mile from Clarkrange. He will run a saw mill, planing and shingle mill. J. M. Peters was in Jamestown sev eral davs last week on business. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peters were vis iting W. H. Peters' Sunday. Preston McDonald and Walter Sells, of N'tHe Carrier, were visiting W. E. McDonald a lew days ago. J. F. Cross mailt' h business trip to Jamestown and Lake Wednesday and Thursday. We have had some tine weather re cently, which most farmers have taken advantage of. Everybody in this sec tion have put their gardens out. Rev. Ellison was quite sick last week with cold and rheumatism. He was unable to till his appointment at Martha Washington schoolhouse. Rev. 1. N. Todd filled the appointment. John Whited is very seriously sick; is said to be in somewhat dangerous condition with la grippe an.1 several other complications. We wish for a change to a speedy recovery, and hope he will be out soon. March 5. J. McD. 2 Lowmthal J. R. iim.it; .:t tended church in Grassy Cove S; ti day. S. A. Kr-ox ami Warren Smith made a business trip tu Gasj t oy Satur- Mrs. J. c. Sfljjtn ami daughters weife visiting at Verdie Tuesday of last week. W. O. Harris is making some im provements on his house and expects to move in soon. Uncle John James, who has been suffering with a cancer, is not able to get out yet. Bryan Smith, of khea county, visited relatives here last veek. Misses Mae Bristow and Alice Reed, of Grassy Cove, visited relatives here last week. Luther and Warren Smith went to Roddy Wednesday. J. C. Smith has purchased a boiler and engin1 with which he expects to put up a grist mill near his house. Miss Pearl Smith was shopping in Grandview Tuesday. Mrs. K. D. Reed and daughter, of Keed Town, spent the week end with Mrs. J. J. James. Rev. H. L. Monday passed through here Saturday on his way to Grassy Cove. Mau i Smith was in Grand vito shop ping Saturday. Jas. Smith spent the week end in Grassy Cove. March 6. Violet. Crab Orchard Burnett. Song, Boys' Glee Club. Newspaper: Current events. Beryl boshbaugh ; advertising columns. Wil lie Dunn; Sporting page, Robert rtatey : editorial, Lester Bright ; society notes, Elizabeth March. Song, Girls' Glee Club. the Russian frontier aid much interest is manifest in that diEetion. NIXON IN RACE. W. M. Nixon is in the race missioner of Chattanooga. tion Louies off next Tuesday. Mr Nixon will be well and favorar.lv w for com The elec- The allies are said tibe almost ready for a decided advane movement all along the western font against the (ermans. i he usual fvayinsr tiack and i.w.mt.,.-.i i.,. ...... .. ... ....,,.. uj uui pcupie as at one time forth ot that battle he naa continued being manager of the Cumberland Coal Debate: Resolved, That lnterschol- - More ! " wmu uciiui iieiues. , The allies admit thi; all gams have been vry costly. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Crow have bought a small farm rear Knoxville and expect to move to it this week. D. ivj. Wheeler's new house is near ing completion and it is thought will be the best house in Crab Orchard. The Baptist folks are getting posts uiu wue on me ground to fence the church. W J. Johnson, of New York, has been here several days riding over the lanrls of V. H. Sissonrn company with John M-Nutt and Geo. Vitatoe, with a view of buying ano putting the Ozone coal mines m operation. l ne scnool here is rinmr vol I ,i,lr & Coke Company when the company j the management of Prof. Cline 1NJ1 MCITON PERPETUAL. The i tor, Ai and th stick a is claim since it will the ca court s a crimp in wondert u; h employ an and proc?t;fi fore ui til h1 on the ftppt such a toon outcome wil i-iion against the negro doc n, at Kingston, was tried ore decided that it should iade perpetual. Now it ! nderson will appeal, but e several months before i he tried the act of the I 0 have put very much of ne future actions of tins aler. it is claimed he wil! 1 er doctor to act for him vith tne business as be a case comes up ior iriai isstic Contests Should Receive Attention Than Interscholastic Con ! tests in Athletics. j Affirmative: Vivian Dunbar, Virgil I Fiscus. Negative : Robert Potter, l Grace Hyder. ' Quartette, "Widow Brown," John Rose. Will Guthrie, Robert Haley, Dick Brady. Local Current Events, Violet Haley. Song, Boys' and Girls' Clee Clubs. was doing this county. its largest developing in March 5 Swamp Willowby. RHEUMATISM YIEDb QUICKLY TO bLOAi S. Crest on Isoline You can't prevent alattack of rheu matism from coming n. but you can stop it almost immetately Sloan's Liniment gently apped to the sore joint or muscle penmates in a few minut:? to the inflmed ?pot that causes the pain. It othes the hot, tnedev. swollen feelin, and in a very short time brings a eliet that is al- Hill, was John Parsons, of Creston. visited our Sunday school at Cold Springs recently. Casto, the little son of Joseph Lowe' and Zora, the little damrhtrr nf ll.mioi EI more, who have been very sick with ate better at the WELCOME INFORMATION. Most middle aged men and women are clad to learn that Foley Kidney Pills orive relief from languidness, stiff for 25c. of any druggi snd aore muscles and joints, puffiness the hoiipe against aids, - sore- and t' fl under eyes, backache, bladder weak- swollen joints, lumbfo, sciatica and and Sunday Some Dersons say that ness and rbeumatism. iney get re- like ailments, rour raney uacK it not Grover . 11 t til ' a. . I'ahIaSii ma kn n cannot be followed. The be watched with interest suits. Contain no harmful drugs, by Reed ft Burnett. Buck Elmore, of Pleasant here Saturday and Sundnv. Clarence- Adams, of Crossville, rode down to H. M. Welch's Wednesday of u t m i t. . spinal meningitis K. f. Welch made a trio to Peavino nmm Sartm passed through this sec- cT UnclWniiarn P h,D,.h, rf.brU:'rL28- Preaching two Sermons, most unbelievable unl you experience some fihe blooded chicken arid is going evenine " """ u,,e m lne it. Get a bottle of kan's Liniment into the poultry business. oit'a .k r ana nave U in '- Jph., Ray and wife w ere the guests Clark nH "ITT "TZ L. Parsons and family Saturday church At ru sn,ina c.... uea - - "i' i.o u'Jiiuajr, James TnrlH anH fcia a- PDHAflC ar,rt tariff V : " 7" - WCUfW ..v," "in, vllt IU lYiIJlFBLOn CMinnnv tnr rnoln . tf v. . vuivfll Sold satisfied, but it stant re i let. 2. d. esive almost in- Crossvilie Sunday. March a Honey Bee. ment. March 5. treat- Doubtful Betsy.