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THE TINNEMII TIMIII OR JbSViLLE OHRONIOLB I CONSOLIDATED 1895 VOL. XXIX. CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE. WEDNESDAY. MAY 26, 1915 NO. 21 SOME LEGISLATIVE WORK, j Doee Several Important Bills That Were Made Laws by the Last Gather ing of Solons. Among the many important bills which passed are the following: An act to submit to the call of a constitu tional convention to a vote of the peo ple; general and miscellaneous appro- nr. it inn h an actio esiauusn it state highway commission; an act to aDDroDriate $50,000 for the erection of hosmtal : an act to estaDlish a tire preventing commis sinn : a commission to take control of Reeltoot lake; game warden bill ; an act to prevent fraudulent statements in advertising ; repealing an act which requires school teachers to pay an ex amination fee ; an act extending the criminal jurisdiction of the state over the islands of the Mississippi and es tablishing a comity arrangement with Arkansas; Davidson county bill appro priating $75 per capita for the Tennes see Children a home; repeal of the old back tax law ; a resolution relating to equal suffrage by constitutional amend ment ; an act prohibiting the mainten ance ot bucket shops; Smith-Lever bill appropiating $22,000 and $31,000 for agricultural extension, the federal government to appropriate a simrlar amount: amendment to the revenue and privilege tax bill ot 1909; making compulsory Bible reading in public schools ; an act to appropriate $10,000 to erect a home on George Peabody campus for young women descend ants of Confederates, provided the U. D. C. raises $40,000 for the same pur pose ; establishing honor grade for con victs; an act to authorize guardians to invest money of wards in real es tate. Among the bills that failed to pass are the primary bill, assessment bill, antipass bill, workmen's compensation bill, headlight bill, semimonthly pay day bill and fellow servants bill. Aside from the prohibition measure only two or three plattorm bills escaped the wiles ot the insidious lobbyist. LE ROUTE FOR DIXIE HIGHWAY BOTH MISS US. available for building the Short Route : One Goes via Knoxville and Cumberland Gap to Cincinnati; One via Nash ville and Louisville and fo Unite at Indianapolis. NOT A SINGLE STATE SATISFIED ! WITH THE ROUTING Sequatchie, 19 miles, Bledsoe, 30 miles, Cumberland, 30 miles, Fentress, 30 miles, Pickett, 8 miles, $ 50,000 165,000 125,000 150,000 20,000 $510,000 Bright Outlook for the Short Route via Crossville Being Built to Connec tion at Lexington, Kv., and on to Cincinnati. Ihe fouiteen men designated to lo cate the "Dixie highway from Chicago to Miami, Florida, rendered their de cision Saturday after devoting two days to hearing arguments for the var ious routes proposed. Not a single state through v. nch the road is located is satisfied wii i and ox bows hn single instance I ing the distant portant point. : tion. Politici the deliberations ITALY ENTERS WAR. Arrays Herself on the Side of the Allies for the Hope of Territorial Gain. Last week Italy formally declared war on Austria and will join with Eng land and France to reduce Germany and Austria to submission. The only thing that has prompted Italy to enter the war is that Austria refused to cede such territory to Italy as she asked. For some days the Austrians and Hermans have been driving back the Russians with great slaughter and honw Inaa of Drisoners. They claim to have captured nearly 150,000 Rus oinr.s In the western war zone the French and English have been making slight gains and forcing the Germans back. Germany has not yet answered the protest of President Wilson in the Lusitania disaster. HAVE YOU FOUND A NAME? Put Your Wits to Work and Get a Free Ticket to the Movie for a Year, We have received several names for our Moving Picture show, but we are not yet satisfied ; we want more sug gestions. Remember, the person who sends us the best name ill get a free ticket to our show for a whole year. Hand it to us when you come to the show or send by mail, before June 16. Nothing later tian that date will be considered. . There will be a show every night from now on. Every Monday night there will be a special feature. Every Thursday night we will have the serial story: "The Perils of Pauline, " which will continue for twenty-two weeks to complete the story, Horn & Garrison. BAPTIST CHURCH. Services second and fourth Sundays at 11 a. m. and second and fourth Sun days at 7 :00 p. m. Sunday school every Sunday at 10 a. in., Geo. P. Burnett, superintendent. AH are cordially invited. L. A. Hurst, Pastor. the result for loops oeen made and in no ; the idea of shorten Jtween the most im ived any considera Unued to dominate as it did in the first meeting at Chattanooga early in Aoril. NASHVILLE ROUTE. The route via Nashville goes to Louisville and on to Indianapolis where it will unite with the eastern route and on in to Chicago. KNOXVILLE" ROUTE. The Knoxvijje route comes up the valley from Chattanooga via Dayton and Rockwood and on to Knoxville. The newspaper reports did not state whether or not Harriman is on the route. From Knoxville it goes via Cumberland Gap to Lexington, Ky., and on to Cincinnati. From Cincinnati it goes via Dayton to Indianapolis where it unites with the Louisville and wasnvme route and on to Chic ago. Ex-Senator L. S. Pope presented the argument for the Short Route via Crossville and delivered a most mas terly argument, but politics was the dominant force in the meeting and we received no considera' ion at all furth er than a patient hearing and some commendation ot the speech by Mr. Pope. The Knoxville route is ut. least 125 miles farther than the proposed route via Crossville. The Nashville route is 106 miles longer. The division of the road into two ma state has, in the es well informed people, Killed the Dixie highway so far as the wiri-3 scope and broad lines on which the road was first projected are concerned. The fact that tey designating the Knoxville route made the distance greater even than the Nashville route, puts the Short Route via Crossville more forcibly before the public than ever. It is reliably stated that C. E. James has offered to guarantee the building of the bridge over Cumberland river provided the Short Route people will build. Judge Ward R. Case, of Fentress county, who is chairman of the Sh.irt Route organization, says the Short Route will surely be built for the great difference in distance will give us a lead that is sure to bring far more through travel this way than either of the designated routes. RESOURCES. The counties of the Short Route are Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Fen tress and Pickett in this state. By the means of money previously appro priated and enabling acts passed at the last term of the legislature these counties have the following amounts 117 miles, Cumberland county has already spent $40,000 on the Memphis-to-B-istol high way and has $20,000 more available to complete it besides $55,000 to apply on other roads of the county. Bledsoe county has a road almost completed through the county from the Sequatchie county line to the Cumber land county line. The work in Bledsoe county was commenced before the Dixie highway project was mentioned and less than ten miles remains to be completed. Those best informed feel sure the Kentucky counties south of Lexington will build their part to connect with the Dixie highway as located through the state to Cincinnati. Fentress county is one ot the most enthusiastic counties of the five and they are ready and willing to build the road through their county. Pickett is a small county but it only has about 8 miles and will surely be built. The main action that now seems nec essary is to line up the counties in Kentucky between the Tennessee state line and Lexington, Ky., -so that the completed line to Lexington may be assured. Those well informed on the situation feel that the Kentucky coun ties will gladly act in conjuction with the Tennessee counties and the line will be completed. When the county court of Cumber land receives reasonable assurance that the other counties along the Short Route will do their part, there is no kino of doubt that tney will remove the rider that was placed on the $125, 000 appropriation for the north and south road through this county. It was voted conditionally on the Dixie highway being routed through this county, but those who know the pro gressive spirt ot the court rju sure the rider will be removed when con ditions are mi.de rigbt. OLD RESIDENT LETTER. Never Rode on a Train; Never Saw One Until 75 Years Old; Never Been Over 40 Miles from Home and Is Now in Her 85th Year. SUCCUMBED TO PARALYSIS, Mrs. Margaret Bandy Died Wednesday Night and Was Burried Saturday Forenoon. Pomona Mr and Mrs. McBride, of Creston, have moved into the residence of the late James Hembree. Alf the community are glad to know that little Marjory Weaver, wno was kicked on the head by a mule May 17th, is rapidly recovering, but are sorry to hear that Mrs. Weaver re mains very ill at the home of her par ents in Crossville, where the family went shortly after the -accident, so that the baby could have prompt medic al attention. Nathan Lemert attended the Farm ers' Institute at Knoxville last week. Mrs. DeGolia and Miss Lelah De Golia were guests last week of Mrs. Nathan Lpniert. Mrs. Porter Bell has gone to the bed side of her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Brown, who had a relapse, and is now seriously ill at her home near Deep Water. Rev. M. A. Martin delivered an in teresting sermon at the Congregation al church here Sunday. Services will be conducted regularly on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 2:30 p. m. Rev. Martin will give the in arteries in this , church a special meeting Sunday even timation of many I May 30th, at which the Lord's Will Harrison has returned to his work in, Chicago, after spending tne : winter with his mother, Mrs. Birt wistle. ' Carlton Benedict and Rex Taylor, who are working at Oakdale, and Adin Benedict, Jr., who is with the well; drilling machine at Bon Air, spent the week-end at their homes here. May 24. O. B. Erasmus, Tenn., May 23, 1915. Editor Chroncle : As 1 hear you want the old folks to write you a let ter 1 thought 1 would write and tell you I have been here several days my self. 1 am the oldest daughter of Burl and Lizzie Diiver. I was born in the year 183085 years ago. My parents came to this neighborhood from North Caro-1 Kansas. una. mis was men wnue coiiniy. i lived with my parents until 1 was 33 years old, when I met and married Elijah G. Tucker, who also came from North Carolina. We settled at what is now known as the old Driver place, one mile south of Erasmus. Our nearest neighbor was Geo. Patton, one mile away; the next was three miles. Theve were Sam Thomas, Grancer Scarbrougb, Rebecca Flynn, some others. I have in these 85 years seen many great changes, for instance, in the mail service. We had to send twenty miles for our mail and pay 10 cents to get a letter out of the post office. Now two cents will carry a letter from your door thousands of miles. - Our nearest store was Sparta, twen ty miles away, but we didn't need many stores for we neither had much to sell or anything to buy with. We made our cloth from flax, toe and cot ton. We couldn't have any sheep on account of the wolves ; the woods was full ot the:ii, we could hear them most i any time. There were no schools or churches in this country in my young days. 1 have lived in this county all my life of 85 years ; have never been over 40 miles from where 1 was born. I w s 75 years old before I saw a railroad and I have my first ride yet to take on a train. After I was married 1 had born six children, of which four are now living; S. A., L. F. and E. L Tucker and Mrs. R. G. Lewis. The others, a boy and a girl, having died in middle age. I also have 41 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Since the death ot my husband. which occurred twenty-nine years ago, I have lived with my children around the old home place. 1 have always enjoyed good health and do yet. 1 still make a few yards of cloth occasionally ; made a nice piece last winter on the old-fashioned loom. I enjoy good hearing and good eye sight : can thread a needle as well as any body. Mrs. Carolina Tucker. Mrs. Margaret Bandy. 74 who was stricken with paralsis some weeks ago, died Wednesday night at 11 :30. She had been gradually sinking ever since being stricken. The remains were interred Saturday morning attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The following daughters were In attendance at the funeral from a dis tance : Mrs. Margaret Dunlac Newton. Mrs. Dunlap will remain here on a visit with relatives until about July 1. Mrs. Maud Compton, Daniel Boone, Ky. She will likely re turn home about June 1. Miss Olive Bandy, Elmwood, Illinois. She will return about June 1. Mrs. W. N. Bur nett, Harriman. She returned home Saturday. The funeral services were conduct ed bx Rev. L. A. Hurst of the Baptist church. The usual neighborly kindness that is so characteristic of our people was manifested in every was possible. Crab Orchard (Mrs. Tucker has certainly told a very interesting story in a clear and concise way. We feel sure there are many Chronicle readers who will enjoy it as much as did the editor, which makes it well worth publishing. Hope there are many other old people over the county who will imitate the exam ple of Mrs. Tucker and give us a let ter. -Ed, Chronicle.) .Creston R. T. Welch was home from Raven scroft Saturday and Sunday. Charlie Linder is at Havenscroft hauling for R. T. Welch. Jess Graham and Lon Hill moved their well drill to Dick Cox's Thurs day. Albert Welch and Garrison Morrow went to Knoxville Monday night, re turning Wednesday night. James Welch and Wash Johnson made a trip to Crossville Saturday morning. James Welch and wife went to Smiths Chapel Saturday returning Sunday. John Parsons and Miss Jennie Wat tenbarger were married Sunday morn ing. Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer and Mr. ana Mrs. Frank Graham were in vited to the' wedding dinner at Mat thew Parsons' Snnday. May 24. Honey Bee. Hebbertsburg Joe Smith was over at R. S. riam by'B Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hamby and lit tle son Clarence visited E. A. Farmer and family Saturday night and Sun day. N. P. Hamby, of Mountain City, was at R. S. Ham by 's Saturday. Roscoe Smith was in this neighbor hood Sunday. Henry Farmer went to Rockwood Friday of last week. Ed McNeil made a business trip to Crab Orchard Saturday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Grover Nelson, of Ca toosa, visited Mrs. Nelson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Farmer, Saturday night and Sunday. F. L. Hamby went to Crab Orchard Monday on business. May 22. Maybe. Rev. and Mrs. N. B. Taylor lert to day for a two weeks' visit with his parents in McMinn county, and also to attend District Conference at Elm wood. Mrs. Will Baker spent'tbe week-ei d in Rockwoon th guest of hsr father. She returned Sim! y accompanie by her three riaugh'" , who have spent the past ten day- Ihero Mrs. Walker and daughter, Miss bithel, of Spnng City, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Walker. Otis Wheeler is home from Maryville college to spend his vacation. Mrs. Wash Brown was buried Friday at Haleys Grove. Mr'. Brown hat. our deepest sympathy. The funeral ser vices were conducted by Rev. N. B. Taylor. John Milligan, of Rockwood. has been a very interesting visitor in our town the past week, the guest of A. Dorton and Perry Howard. Mrs. Blain Hedgecoth returned home yesterday after a week's visit with her parents at Deer Lodge. John Haley, of Chattanooga, is visit ing his sisters, Mesdames Hatfield and Rose. Rev. R. H. Ballard, of Toms Creek, Va. , comes this week to visit friends and he will preach here Sun day. Mrs. Sam P. Sparks, of HaTiman, and little Elizabeth Eaton are visiting the Center family this week. Quite an interesting ball game was played Saturday between Grassy Cove and Crab Orchard nines, Crab Orchard winning. Mrs. Adams Shemll returned home Suiday after a weeks' visit with her parents, Mr. Mrs. Geo Hassler. Mrs. Sail le Roddy, of Roddy, attend ed the funeral of her mother Mrs. Wash Brown. Mrs. Sam Holloway is very sick at this writing. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Willoughby are the happy parents of a new girl. Rev. Greene, of Isoline, will preach at the Baptist church Saturday night and Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Also Rev. R. H. Ballard, of Toil's Creek, Va., will preach at the M. E. church Sunday at 3 p. m. Mrs. E. R. Swan has been sick, but is better at present. Rev. Griffiths, of Rockwood, will preach at the BaDtist church Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Calvin and J. C. Kemruer were hero Friday to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Wash Brown. Virden Cline was doing business here Thursday and Friday. Mrs. T. E. Wilson after a long and serious illness, is slowly improving. May 24. XX. ARE YOU RHEUMATIC? -TRY SLOAN'S. If you want quick and real relief from rheumatism, do what so many thousand other people are doing nihanoHar an attnpl? pnmua .m htkn a sevmh-imk-ulu wurLt, the sore muscle or joint with Sloan's Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Carpenter, Har Liniment. No need to rub it in just risburg, fa., suffered from kidney apply the liniment to the surface. It trouble for many years but have been I is wonderfully penetrating. It eoes entirely cured by Foley Kidney Pills He says: "Although we are both in the seventies we are as vigorous as we were thirty years ago. " Foley Kidney Pills stop sleep disturbing bladder weakness, backache, rheumatism and achng joints. For sale by Reed & Burnett right to the seat of trouble and draws the pain almost immediately. Get a bottle of Sloan's Liniment for 25c of any druggist and have it m the house against colds, sore and swollen joints, lumbago, sciatica and like ailments. Your money back if not satisfied, but it does give almost instant relief. 1.