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OONSOLIOAT ID '896 VILLI- OMROhll LB I 1 OL. XXIX. CROSS VILLE TENNfcSSEE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 5. 1915. NO. 18 WHAT IS REQUIRED To Get Our Route Properly Before the Highway Directors. Chattanooga, Term., April 30. The most important meeting since the Dixie Highway movement was started will De held at Chattanooga May 20 when the tourteen commissioners em powered to sele't the route of the Dixie Highway from Chicago tn Miami wilf hear oral arguments and go 0Atr the data furnished by H e various sec tions competing for the routing of the highway. A petmaennt organization of the Dixie Highway Association will be effected, permanent officers selected, and permanent headquarters of the as sociation selected to carry on the prop aganda. W. W. Marr, of Springfield, 111., chief state highway engineer of Illi nois, and secretary ot the route com mission, is sending out copies of a re solution passed at the Louisville meet ing ot the commission, giving in detail the info mat ion desired by the commis sioners to aid them in selecting the route of the Dixie Highway. The di rectors have requested that the data be in brief form, covering the points indicated fully, yet concisely. Copies of this information must be sent to 1 each of the fourteen directors, to reach them not later than May 10. An op- HIGHWAY MOVEMENT GAINS IMPETUS AT MEETING WILL SURELY PUSH ROAD TO FINAL COMPLETION. ates Here From All Counties of the Short Route and Every Thing In Excellent Shape for Final Landing of Highway. The Dixie Highway meeting held here Saturday was called to order bv Chairman Judge Ward K. Case on the stroke of ten o'clock and it was tound that all the counties on the Short Koute were represented by one or more dele gates, the largest delegation being fro i. Fentresss county, which number ed about a dozen. A very broad and comprehensive dia- j cussion of the situation as a whole was just what amount he will favor his friends assured the Chronicle that he would h is nne a broad policy and would sun iy make the a nount sufficient to complete both th- Dixie and the Meiu-phis-to-Bristol highways through the county. Senator Wilson is much disturbed in mind at this time over the condition of his wife, who is in a teeule conoition, and has found ii difficult to give as through a consideration to a' ptiuzes of the situation as he wished to do before deciding on the nest course to pursue and the final a mount to insert in the act He feels that tne best interosis of the people demand ot him the utmost care ana caution in his action and to the eno tha he may uo the best ihi. g possible under the conditions, he is moving slowly. When Senator Wilson passed through Crossville Monday on his way to the capitul the bill had not teen completed in all its rtetails. It is now complett-d however and Judge L. U 6IVEN DIPLOMAS encp and Receive Sheepskins. Tne list of the exercises of the High School were carried out Tuesday and f ednesday nights last week after faced top. The idea embraces the grad ing of the hill near the residence of Charles Lomstock and a general pre- parattion ot Main street a- a whole in such a way as win make u equal to Five Graduates Orate to a Large Audi- fhn heat afnai.ra ,,f n nilAi i. oit oa Ot course the d scussmn has been gone into only in a general way and the final details re i am to i e worked out when that object con es up for di rect action later. It i estimated that mill, i k ..... .v. ..I .na.l. .1 ... ..ill whii .lie ai'.ouoi Ul wii.n ilia, will uc . , . . , - , , . done in course ot ou.ld.ng the Dixie "n,ch he work of "'betland County Highway and con pleti g the Memphis- H,Kn School passed into history for to-B'istol highway , the expense to the city will tie very n uuh reduce I, which will insure ag od and substantial piece of work that would do credit to a town several rimes the size of Crossville. Our peutile recognize that we have the best town on the Cumberland plateau and thut by active and vigor ous action on the part of our people there is no reason why we should not double our populati on in the next few years, and very likely out increase of population will be much more than that. ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT. the year 6"f 1914-15. I'HE PLAY. The drama given by the High School Students at the court house Tuesday i isrht brought out an audience that practically filled the seating capacity of the room. The best attention "-as given fro m the first and splendid order was maintained 'Che play was called, "Dot, the Miier's Daughter.'' and was well rendered. In fact the improvement whs so marked over the other plays that have been given by the High Scnool students as to elicit con siderable comment. Each actor cai ned out his part with marked force witn it for Nashville yesterday and he will present it tu Senator Wilson for his final approval, after whicn copies will be introduced in ooth houses aand pushed to us final passage at the earli est possible moment. FENTRESS COUNTY. Some of the Fentress county del. ga- ann nortr yed his part in a manner to Tollett left F. R. Jnnfis Hnnps tn IntRrasf Our Bus- result in appi use at numerous times. " 'I'U , A iness Men in the Movement. ! indulged in and written reports were nresented tin the mnvciilinn hv rl.de- I po.tun.ty will be given the sections fil-gate8 from tne respective counties, ng briefs with the directors as re-1 UBUWj . I quested, to present oral argument also before the directors at the meeting called for Chattanooga, May 20. The resolution passed by the board and signed by Clark Howell of Atlan ta, chairman of the board of fourteen commissioners, and W. W. Marr, as secretary, is as follow" : "Resolved, That the Secretary be directed to proceed at once by circular letters and through the press to inform the advocates of the various routes suggested for tht Dixie Highway that the directors desire at the very earliest moment information on the following subjects: "First Mileage in each county under the proposed route. "Second Condition of this road and mileage classified as: (a) Highly im proved with hard surface, (b) Crave1, j macadam or chert, (c) Natural with out hard surface, (d) Grades and ! drainage. "Third Number and character of bridges classified as: (a) Concrete, (b) Steel, (c) Wood, (d) Free or toll. "Fourth Streams without bridges and condition of fords. "Fifth What arrangements have been made tor putting these roads in first class condition and maintaining them ; character of road to be built ; full particulars. "Sixth What guarantee will be furnished tnat road will be built and maintained as represented. "Seventh At what date can road be ready for dedication. "Eighth Population to be .served, tributaries and feeders, historical at tractions, and such other data as advo cates may wish to submit. "Ninth That the person delegated by various county authorities to tarn ish this information be requested to furnish each member of this organiza tion a copy of the same on or before May 10, 1915. "Tenth That when this meeting ad journs, it adjourns to meet in Chatta nooga on May 20, 1915. "Eleventh- That at meeting of May 20 the directors hear from such repre sentatives of various routes as have furnished the information herein re quested. " The fourteen, directors to whom the data should be sent before May 10 are as follows: Kichard J. Finnegan. Chicago Journal, Chicago, 111. ; William W. Marr, chief state highway engineer, Springfield, 111. ; Thomas Taggart, French Lick, Ind. ; Carl G. Fisher, Indianpolis, Ind. ; Ex-Lieut. -Gov. Harry L. Gordon. Cincinnati, D. ; Geo. W. Harris, Cincinnati. O. ; Harry B. Hanger, Richmond, Ky. ; Claude B. M ecer, Hardinsburg, Ky. ; Col. A. M. Shook, Nashville, Tenn. ; Judge M. M. Allison, Chattanooga, Tenn. ; Clark Howell, The Constitution, Atlanta, Ga. ; W. T. Anderson, The Telegraph, Macon, Ga. ; S.A. Belcher, Miami, Fla. ; G. A Saxon. Tallahassee. Fla. er of the work So se duction in Sequatchie the slightest doubt re road will be rapidly tion reuiained Here and left for Nash ville Sunday at ernoon. The act for Fentress county has passed two read- SEQUA i'CHIE COUNTY. tnes and it will be pushed to the third In Sequateh 3 county it was found and final reading as early as possible. ble portion of the road i The act carries $165,000, we are m l the money is in sight i formed, Trie mileage to be built in Fentress county is about 30. PICKET 1' COUNTY. An act Willi e wtr-duceai,o -enable Pickett county to build the eight miles I necessary to carry it to the Kentucky j line. Friends will zealously look after the Pickett county act and see that it is carried to completion. CHATTANOOGA MEETING Delegates from all the counties in terested in the Short Route will meet at the Keed House, Chattanooga, not later than May 19 and arrange, lor the final details of presenting the strong points of the Short Route. ADVANCE REPORT. A detailed report will ho carefully prepared of the entire Short Route and a copy forwarded to each of the four-1 teen directors appointed by the seven governors, to the end that they may be j fully advised of all the conditions touching this route. It was decided that the Short Route i that a consult' is completed a. i for the remain ! cure is the i county that n i mains that the i . . pushed to compilation. BLEDSOE COUNTY. The report showed that in Bledsoe county the funds are on hand for com 1 pleting the road through that county and that the road is practically com pleted, except about ten miles. The Bledsoe county delegation assured the convention that there is not the slight est doubt that the work will be p sned to completion as rapidly as possible and j that they intend to build through th" county regardless of any action the Dixie highway commission may take. CUMBERLAND COUNTY. In Cumberland county more remains to be done than in any county on the i Short Route, with the possible excep i tion of Fentress county. ! The committee appointed by the court has agreed on a meeting point with Bledsoe county at the county line. The committee has also met with the Fentress county people and the point of connection has been located in a general way. The committee in this county has yet to make further horse back surveys ot several routes both north and south of Crossville to deter mine the cheapest, shortest and most feasible route. These routes will be gone over at some time before the sur vey commeces with the idea of giving the engineers as much first hand infor mation as possible before the act'ial location work is commenced. The en tire distance to be built through nis county is about 32 miles. SENATOR WILSON IS FAVORABLE. The question of the enabling act has been discussed with Senator T. E. Wil son by some of his closest and most intimate friends and the Chronicle is assured that the situation is every way favorable and that Senator Wilson will take up the passage of the bill and press it to its final issue as rapidly as possible after he becomes fully satis fied as to certain detail conditions which he has been discussing with friends. He most heartily favors the building of the road and is favorable to a bond issue. However, he has been pondering the matter very seriously and so far as known had not fully de termined the amount that should be in serted in the act. While he is acting with great caution, with the view to safeguarding the tax payers all possible, he realizes that failure to have enough funds available to complete the work to the best ad vantage is just as fatal to the best in terests sought as to use wastetully the funds provided. While it is not known E. B. Jones has been canvassing the business o en of town the past, few day i with the view o establishing an electric light plant. He has found many very 'iiuch in favor of such a enterprise and they express themselves as being -eady to assist the movement with business. Several who have lights in their places of business have ex pressed a willingness to dispose of their light plants and install electricity. He has associated with hi u John E Green, formerly of Harriman. who has installed everal plants. He is now seeking tn secure pledges for as many as 500 liehts as a start"i. For the time being; he will use the power at the Cline & Burnett stave a ill. Our hu iness men recognize that nothing that . Is' IjKefy to coitfe to pur town would do more to show progress and help to bring to us live and desire able business men. Just what the out come will be remains to be seen. Davidson F. M. Shellitn attended court at Jamestown last week. Walter Pope, who has been sick, is better at this writing. Mrs George Miller and Miss Annie Pope were visitors at Mrs. Walter Pope's yesterday. Mrs. Gaghns is sick at this writing. Mrs. Mary Woody and Mrs. Eita Mil ler went to Isoline Wednesday to attend the lodge. T. M. Little was called home yesters day on account of the illness of hi-father-in-law. Mr. Gassage has made several im-1 provements at the boarding house and he also has the finest garden in David- j son. May 3. Mayflower, j Th it was especially true in tne case of Miss Elizabeth Ma.ch and Mr. Lester Bright who represented the colored ch iracters. The proceeds amounted to over $35. GRADUATING EXERCISES Wednesday night the graduating c las made its appearance before an audience that filled the Baptist church to it seating capacity with the addi tion nf numerous chairs placed in the aisles Each of the five graduates de lvered a well prepared cation. The thought embraced was good and show' ed that much time had been employed in the preparation The program was followed as published in the Chronicle. The music was directed oy Miss Ethel Keyes ar.d nil in all the occasion was one ot mark.: i pleasure and inter est to the. hvg" audience present. . The fall, to C:c '-raduates was made by Frot. Frank March, principal of the school. He took for hi" subject the Bible parable of the rich man who gave certain talents into the keeping of certair servants and then went away to return later to claim his money with the gain . . . Prof Msrch very forcibly conveyed the idea that he had not hidden the talents intrusted to him, in the lives of the graduates, in a napkin, but that he had returned those talents with at least some gain. His talk was along splen did lines of broader citizenship and car ried with it much praise and kindly re gard for the graduates for their cheer ful obedience to his every wish and he mark d courtesy they had constantly shown him. At the close of his re marks he delivered to each f the graduates the diploma awarded by the state for the course they had completed WEATHER FORECAST. organization should be maintained in definitely with the view to a solid and energetic cooperation in furthering the j OUR selection of this route and the comple tion ot the same at the earliest possi ble time. SURHI TO BUILD. The utterances of the delegates from the various counties were so pro nonnced that this line would be built, regardless of any action that might be taken by the fourteen directors, that a person must be incredulous beyond all reason to tnink ror a moment tnat: there will be any wavering. The I Short Route Dixie Highway is as sure ! Luther Burkhart Meets Death While to be built as any thing that has not I Pceline; Bark Near Psavine. '.JITNEY' OFFER THIS AND 5e. DON'T MISS THIS. Cutout, this slip, enclose with five cents to Foley & Co., Chicago, 111., writing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return 8 trial package containing Foley 's Honey a d Tar Compound, tor coughs, colds and croup, Foley Kidney Pills and Foley Cathartic Tablets. For sale by Reed & Burnett. KILLED BY FALLING TREE. happened could well be. GENEROUS OFFER. A. N. Sherman, of Athpns, was pres ent at the convention and made the statement that he would give a car load of tile to each county on the Short Route in case they should build. His generous offer was accepted by the convention and was assured that the route would be built with as little delay as possible. Mr. Sherman made a short talk and assured the convention that the Short Route is not only the shortest, but the easiest built and that the action being taken by the Short Route people was more substantial than the other routes are making and he felt that our chances for winning at Chattanooga, May 20, are very bright. CROSSVILLE MUCH AWAKE. Since our people have become so con- Yesterday shortly after noon Luther 1 Burkhart, aged 17, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Jud Burkhart, was killed by a falling tree while working in -the timber. He lived about forty minutes after beinc struck. He was an indus- : trious and quiet young man The younp man had recently recov ered from an attack ot typhoid and had been at work only a few days. He was peeling tan bark in the woods near Peavme and while he was stripping the bark from a fallen tree the wind blew down another tree, which struck him and killed him almost instantly. Others who were working near him narrowly escaped being seriously hurt also. The news of the sad accident was telephoned to the home of Sheriff Toney, who at once began trying to communicate with Mr. and Mrs. Burk hart, who were at that time at Crea ton. They received the news about five o'clock and hastened home. They have the deepest sympathy of the en tire commuinty. The body will be brought to Crossville this morning. The Chronicle has arranged to re ceive the weather forecast for the threa days commencing with Wednesday of each week. It reaches us on the early train Wednesday morning and will ap pear in the issue of that day. It should and will be of considerable help to farmers, if they will watch it closely. Weather forecast for the week be ginning Wednesday, May 5, 1915, is sued by the U. S. Weather Bureau, Wshington, D. C, for the Ohio Valley and Tennessee : Indications Sire that generally fair weather with moderate temperatures will prevail throughout the week. fident the Dixie Highway will be built there has been much talk indulged in looking to grading Main Street of our town for a mile, putting down uniform side walks eight feet wide and bring- bills introduced in both houses for ing all to an established grade, with bond issue for Pickett and Sequatchie concrete gutters and a regularly sur- counties for Dixie Highway. Lowenthal A good rain fell Wednesday, which was badly needed in this section. Rev. J. R. Smith filled his monthly appointment at Mt. Zion Saturday and Sunday. Floyd and Austin Bristow, of Grassy Cove, attended church here Sunday. w Elmer Loden went to Grassy Cove Thursday. J. R. Smith made a trip to Roddy Wednesday. Rev. J. M. Ledford, of Glen Alice. attended church here Saturday and Sunday. C. W. Miller and Will Kirklin went to Grassy Cove Monday. Aunt Jote Miller, of Cardiff, is visit ing her son, C. W. Miller, this week. Tom Loden, of Ozone, was here Thursday. Oscar Thompson was in Grassy Cove Wednesday. S. A. Knox made a business trip to Crossville S?turday. Sflfi Miss Vadie Knox was the guest of Miss Harriett Smith Sunday. Mack James went to Spring City Monday. General Smith was in Grandview Tuesday. James Warren and Lee Smith were in the Cove Saturday. JJJJ Rhoda Knox was the guest of Naomi James Sunday. May 1. Violet.