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OR O88VILLE OHRONIOLI ! CONSOLIDATED 1896 VOL. XXIX. CROSSVILLE. TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 31. 1915. NO. 13 WHO HAS LIVED HERE THE LONGEST LIME PULVERJS WORKING. Started Saturday nd Crushed More Rock In an Hour li'tfn Guaran teed to Oo. Write the Chronicle a Letter and Tell About It and You May Get This Paper Free tor Five Years or Remainder of Life. If you are an old citizen of this county we want to know it. We want to know how long you have lived in Cumberland county and we believe there are many Chronicle readers who are interested in you to that extent also. If you have lived here long you have seen many changes that are ot inter est. We want you to write the Chron icle telling us how long you have lived in the county, whee you came from and any other incidents touching your residence here that will prove of general interest. We want to know how old you are, how long you have been married, how many children and grand children you have and any other thing that will make an interesting etory for our people touching our oldest citizens. Write us a letter, if you are an old resident, and tell us some tacts about your early days. We will publish the letters from the oldest residents. We wish to secure as many interesting facts as possible. 'IS- publication of one incident will remind other old timers of other incidents, so let the letters come. In writing your letter state whether or not you are a subscriber or reader of the Chronicle and why. If not why not Your answer to this question raight be worth a great deal to this business and might help the editor to see himself from many view points, and result in a better paper. A better paper is what we are striving tor all the time and the person who helps us in that is our best friend in fact. To the person showing the longest continuous residence in the county, ab sence of less than one yeai or service in the army or navy not counted against the pioneer, ve will send The Chron icle free foi the remainder of his or her life. To the second oldest pioneer we will send the paper for five years and to the third, .me year free. PEOPLE AROUSED . OVER DIXIE HIGHWAY WILL ACT AND The man arrived last week and put the lime pulver to work at Crab Orch ard ana the county is now ready to re ceive orders from the farmers foF t crushed rock. The amount of crushed rock that was turned out for a single hour was weighed and found to be 5,260 pounds, which is 760 pounds above the guaran tee fixed by the company; two tons be ing the amount that the Jeffries com pany guaranteed the pulver would make an hour or 20 tons in a ten-hour day. .las. Smith in anprntnrv nf thn mm. atWBSSffai.BMBIll IS ACTIVELY IN- county to open no accounts with any TCDCCTCfl III TUC CIPUT person for the crushed lime rock for j 1 tilto I tU IN lilt Mull I that wouia De sure to result in a loss to the county. When you go to Mr, Smith to place your order be sure fo take the cash with you for he cannot order the This Is Shorter Than Nashville Route by 109 Miles and Requires the Building of Only Eight Miles More of Good Road. cash with you tor he cannot order U.e ., . , n . , ... ii'.l r lime loaaed until the price of the quan- j Kentucky roints Joining With Urescent City, Which Adds Much Strength to the Forces Pulling for the Route via Crossville. tity ordered is in his hands. The price fixed now is $1.00 a ton. Later it may be possible to reduce the price slightly but that remains to be determined. No permanent arrangements have been perfected with any one as yet tor operating the machine, looking after shipment and such other details as will be necessary. TO ABOLISH FIFTH DISTRICT. Senator T. E. Wilson has introduced a bill into the legislature to abolish the Fifth District claimed that S Fifth District c of the low er L two yea.s ago, i It will ha re:ne: a large vote in t The last race votes at .Burke, t this county. It is ! lator Wilson had the i ,ated, when a member ae of the legislature iv a political debt. 1 jced that he received section that time. he received very few here the Fifth Dis fco it would seem, MRS. STONEWALL JACKSON DEAD Mrs. Stonewall Jackson died at her home in Charlotte, N. C, last week. The remains were taken to Lexington, Ky., for interrment and were laid be side her distinguished husband. trict.people vote. Senator Wilson is paying another polit ical debt, but of the opposite kind to the one paid whei he had the Fifth District created two years ago. There is practically no doubt that the bill will pass and the district be abolished. In that case it will leave Esqs. A. M. Elavis and G. W. Houston high and dry on the beach as non-members of the county court. The surveyor sent out trom Chatta nooga to view out the route of the Dixie Highway arrived ip town Wed nesday night and a meeting of the leading citizens of Crosville was held in the court house. The shortness of the notice prevented many citizens from over the county from being pres ent. The meeting aroused enthusiasm for the road that is sure to carry a large delegation from this county to the Governors Meeting at Chattanooga next Saturday. Not less than fifty persons are expected to attend from this.. county .' . . . From the .informaiion gathered 1'roui of long term bonds- forty or fifty years to the end that a low rate of interest may be secured and give ample time for genera) development of the county to make the payment of the bonds easy. There is division and dissention be tween the different factions that are trying to switch the road 109 miles out of a direct line and carry it via Nash ville and that trouble is not likely to grow any less between the factions, all of which will be favorable to the direct route via Crossville. The further fact that the route via Crossville will cross the Memphis-to-Hristol Highway at Crossville lends additional force to our argument for this route. Just how the selection of the route will be made is not known, but it is supposed that a commission will be ap pointed for that purpose. In any event there will be such a fight put up for the direct route via Crossville as will almost surely land it. There is so much in favor of this route that with proper management it is hard to see how it can fail. There is much more that could be Mid favorable to this route, but as the time is short until the meeting of gov-, ernors, we prefer to await the action of that gathering before discussing the matter further. A special rate of one fare plus 25 I cents tor the round trip has been made I by the railroads ; tickets good to return April 6. The fare from Crossville for the round trip is $2 80. An effort is being made to charter a car to be attached to the regular pas senger train Friday. If that plan is carried out tne rate ior tne rciinn tr p may not exceed $1.50. ELECTION COMMISSION SELECTED GAVE LEA A JOLT, Next Contest Will Be Over Primary Law for Selecting Candidates for Con gress and U. S. SenateLea Favors No Runoff. WILL BE IN GALA ATTIRE. UNION EASTER SERVICES. RHEUMATISM YIELDS QUICKLY TO bLOAN'S. You can't prevent an attack of rheu matism from coming on, but you can stop it almost immediately. Sloan's Liniment gently applied to the sore joint or muscle penetrates in a tew minutes to the inflamed spot that causes the pain. It soothes the hot, tneder, swollen feeling, and in a very short time brings a relief that is al most unbelievable until you experience it. Get a bottle of Sloan's Liniment for 25c. of any druggist and have it in the house against colds, sore and swollen joints, lumbago, sciatica and like ailments. Your money back if not satisfied, but it does givi? almost in stant reilet. 2. A cantata or song service, "The Risen King," will be given at the bap tist church Sunday night by the two glee clubs of the High School, assisted by several of the best voices in town, all under tne direction of Miss Ethel Keyes, teacher of music in the High school. Much time has been devoted to prep aration by Miss Keyes and her pupils and the treat promises to be a rich one for lovers of music. Miss Keyes is a graduate of music from Campbell Hagermann College, Lexington, Ky., and is well qualified tor the position she holds. The splendid service she has rendered in the High School work has njet with the hearty approval of our people generally. There promises to ho. a large attend ance Sunday night to he.r the service. LEGISLATIVE RECESS. GRAND SECRETARY DEAD. The legislature will recess from April 2 for thirty days. This is the second recess of this term. Burke Friday night at 11 :3u John B. Gar rett, grand secretary Fre? and Ac cepted Masons died at his home in Nashville, aged 60 years. His death was due to kidney trouble. He had been unconscious for several hours be fore death came. He was one of the most prominent Masons in the state, was widely known and held in high es teem by the multitude over the state who were glad to claim him for broth er, friend or acquaintance. The re mains were interred Sunday. The I The farmers of this county got very busy after the bad part of the winter I was over and are all about up with their work. j James Hinch is convalecsent from an attack ot pneumonia. the engiheets and the daily press we learn the following important things touching the Dixie Highwav that are of marked interest to this county and 'are very favorable for bringing it ; through Crossville. ' The distance between Cnattanooga land Louisville via Crossville is 109 ! miles shorter than the routes proposed j via Nashville. By the proposed Nash j ville routes there will be 80 miles of pike to build and by the Crossville i route 88 miles cf pike will have to be built. ' Cincinnati, Danville, Ky., and sever al other Kentucky towns are very , much interested in the ro.id and are now actively at wdr" trying to get it to run via Cincinnati and through east ern Kentucky and are likewise fighting the route that is talked of from Louis- ville to Nashville lhey will do all possible to have the road coiue via Crossville because that will be fro their j best interest for in case it does not go Via Cincinnati it will bt a couipara- i tively small matter to complete a con necting road from Cincinnati via Dan ville and oter eastern Kentucky points j to a connection with the road at some point directly south of Louisville. Tin; governor of Ohio has been ten-1 dered a special invitation to be present ! and will be there with the Cincinnati j delegation. it is probable that a special train will be run tiomCincin-j nati to Chattanooga to carry thn large I Ohio delegation. Fentress county will be there with aj strong delegation and a big bond prop oaition or a proposition to build the j road through the county. Hledsoe and Sequatchie counties will j auditorium Dixie Midway Meeting Will Be6reat Event; 5,000 Visitors Expected In the "Plucky City." Roy, the little son of Steward Hinch, who has been ill with typhoid, is up also pull tor the direct route via Cross-j governors will Chattanooga, Tenn., March 30.--With the streets decorated with flags, ban ners and bunting, bands playing, and two parages, in addition to the large" crowds which will be attracted by the one and half cent rate offered by all railroads, Chattanooga will present a gala appearance at the Conference of Governors and Goods Roads Mass Meet ing to be held here April 3, in the in terest ot the Dixie Highway, a through, unproved highway from Chi cago to Miami, Fla. An attendance of fully 5,000 is expected. Promptly at 9 o'clock on the morn ing ot April 3 the (lovernors Parade wilj start, headed by a platoon of uiounted polce and the Third Regi ment National Guard band of 22 pieces. In addition to Governor Edward F. Dunne ot Illinois, Gov. Samuel Ra- ston of Indiana, Gov. McCreary of 1 Kentucky, Gov. Tom Rye of Tennes see, Gov. Slaton of GrwKia and Gov. Trammell of Florida, the parade will include a number of the most distin guished men of the nation as special guests of the occasion, promii ent citi zens from all along the entire route from Chicago to Florida. The automo bile parade will retur. the starting point at the Hotel Patten where the Governors and other distinguished guests will take their places on a re viewing stand and review the Eleventh United States Cavalry, which will pa rage 1,100 strong with all features from the band to the pack train, through courtesy of the commanding ofrker, Col. Lockett. The parade will terminate at the city where at 10 o clock the assemble for the pur- again. Flora Sherrill went to Crossville re cently for medical aid. John Bice had the misfortune a few days ago to get struck in the eye with a limb. Several went from here to Happy Top yesterday to attend the baptising, but owing to the rough weather it was nnlv nprson from this countv attending postponed r , . d, n a , Miss Fay Tu'ney, of Hie tuiieiai woo xaci uic.nu mnora : m. . , . , . PIcot Hill tv o o YYIIU 19 IH .'V IU'V'J Mb A. ILUOUIIl Ml 11 I, TV UO Charles Comstock. S. M. Cain, of Nashville, succeeds to the pi ce vacated by the death of Mr. Garrett. He has also been appointed secretary of the Royal Arch Masons and the Grand Commandery of the Rossville, Ga., sant Hill, was last week. She visiting friends here returned Saturday. Charles Bruce was called recently to see his brother, Will Bruce, Who is sick at Dayton. He is reported better. Mamie Selby is visiting her parents this week. The little child of G. F. Swafford, re- Kniahts Templar of the state. Mr, Cain is a- id to be splendidly fitted tor ! who recently had pneumonia, has the place nd is expected to discharge lapsed and is quite ill. the difficult, duties with entire satis- T. Q. Duncan is on the sick list faction to all. I March 25. XX ville. Judge Burnett has unofficially called the members of the county court to meet in Crossville Friday morning for a conference on the question of a bond issue for building the road through this county, in the event that becomes nec essary. The court is not expected to state positively what they will favor as individuals or as members of the court, but to state in a general way their views as to the best and most feasible method of carrying the road through this county. The details of such a move will remain to be worked out later. There are several plans suggested. pose of hearing the claims presented by the various contesting delegations for the routing of the Dixie Highwav. A limited time will he allowed the spokesman of each competing route to present the claims to the convention. I'he afternoon session will be taken up with addresses by distinguished visi tors and perfection of an organization to carry on the work of the highway, and other matters which may come be fore the convention. Sections of the auditorium will be reserved for the visiting delegations. The railroads have granted the re quest of the committee on arrange ments for an extension of the time limit of arrival in Chattanooga to in- Anril 9 Thi will pnnhlp rflniftenta of ! WIU walcn w,Ln the Chattanooga territory to come to : PM a D'" Nashville, Tenn., March 30. When j the General Assembly last week elected ! Capt. J. M. Bracken and the Hon. Lit Pardue to be members of the state board of elections, the control of the board passed into the hands of the democratic party for the first time since the law enacte in 1909. The two new members succeed I Charles H. King of Jackson and Judge S. M. Young of Dixon Springs, who has roundd out a full term of six years on the board. He is the only member to serve six years and during the full term he has been chairman of the board. The election of men of the calibre of Capt. Bracken and Mr. Pardue gives great encouragement to those who have sought men for membership on the board who would stand for honest elec tions and the best men obtainable for membership on the county boards. As moro fully set out heretofore the members of th; Congressional delega tion performed a distinct and patriotic service in con j cllit.g the election of Capt Bracken and Mr. Pardue. BEAT SENATOR LEA. fciw Hut aa the '"c who were elected by the legislatuie concerns those who opposed Senator Lea's schemes there sppeais to be general satisfaction. Their only purpose was to force the election of men of the highhest order fx integrity and in that they succeeded ; to prevent Senator Lea from domi nating the election machinery of the state, and in that they succeeded. NEX'J FIGHT. The next contest of a political nature will be over the passage of a legalized primary law for the nomination of can didates for congress and the United States senate. Senator Lea favors a bill without any provision for a run off between the two leading candidates. The other members of the congression al delegation favor the run off feature. PLANS OPPOSITION. It is already reported that Senator Lea is seeking to have candidates make the race for Congress against the pres ent membership. Probably no state in the union has a delegation with a longer average of service with Representatives Sims and Moon with twenty years to their credit and Representative McKellar with the shortest period of six years and yet no member in the House can point with greater pride to his achievement than can Mr. McKellar or Mr. Hull, who outranks him by two years. None of the delegation in Congress is on friendly terms with Senator Lea. Through the fault of some o:ie the re lations between the senior Senator from Tenneesee and the other nine democratic members of the delegation is limited to a strict transaction of official business. Senator Lea is anx ious to remedy this situation by de feating such of the present member ship as he can for rcnomination. if he is permitted to have the pri mary bill it is undoubtedly true that he will have candidates in the field against such of those as are most distasteful to hini and at the same time seek to make political capital for his own personal advantage. Senator Lea is meeting with the del egations froui the cities nightly and j planning all kinds of legislation, polit- ical and otherwise and. the other mem bers of the delegation have returned to I their duties in Washington and elae , where. While the people in the state interest his efforts to calculated to give him an ' fhia nitv nn Fridnv niorht np MntnrHnv but the one that seems to meet with ; morning and have the advantage of the the most hearty support is the issuance i special rate. I advantage in a primary it is not be- lieved that the members of the Legis I lature can be controlled by him.