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THE TENNESSEE TIMES , I CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE CONSOLIDATED i IMS VOL. XXXV. CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2. mi. NO. 3. Cross REED'S BIG SALE CLOSED TUESDAY After Ten Days of Mighty Bargains All Selling Records Are Demolished. SHOT TO DEATH AT CUFTY OU Ceapkell Ue Gup, ea Beecker McCeraick U Self Defeee. Tht big sate which has been in pro gress at the Reed Mercantile Cem any for the past ten days was brought to a close Tuesray night In spite of the adverse weather conditions we are informed that the sale was, a success in many ways During the duration of this unusual - selling event hundreds of people over the county were in attendance, and there is no doubt but that the Reed Urcantile Company made many new friends and customers. On ev ery hand favorable comment was beard relative to the low prices which prevailed throughout the ten days and the intense and thorough advertising campaign will bear fruit for many days to come. There is no doubt but that the Campaign as plan ned and executed by A. T. Miller, an eastern sales expert, who conducted the sale, was the largest ever attemp- ted in Cumberland county. Mr. Reed in discussing the future policies of the store stated very can- r didlyi that folowing the inventory and the subsequent trip to the east ern markets, the Reed Mercantile "Company would be in the front ranks . of stores in this section of the state in the matters of price, quality ana service. With practically no old stock on hand, the firm will enter the Spring season with an up-to-the-Silnute stock, high grade in every particular, and bought at prices that can hardly be duplicated. It is un derstood that many new and novel features wil be introduced during the coming season, and it is generally understood that the Reed Mercan tile Company will be headquarters for style and quality. "No effort will be spared," stated Mr. Reed, "to bring to our friends' and customers the very best merchandise that the market affords and we are going to sell at prices that will appeal to the thrifty people of this and surround ing communities.'" Mail Order Houses Tabooed The recent exposition of the in ferior goods sold by many large mail order houses has set many people thinking who formerly had an idea that they could save money by or dering from these houses. In antici pation of this the Reed Company challenges anyone to produce any article bought in this manner that is as good, quality and price considered as that the local firm carries in regu lar stock. In order to prove the truth of their challenge the local firm in vites any one to come in and see the actual tests. Sunday, January 15, at 3:00 p. m. Otis Campbell shot and Instantly killed Beechcr McCormick, at Cliifty, White county. The killink was done in self defense, it seems. Our information is that the condi tions are about as follows: Beechcr McCormick was drunk and had bctu abusive to numerous persons. He had threataened to kill his wife and she succeeded in securing his pistol and dropping it in a rain barrel, and then left the house for fear he would do-Jier. violence. 4ie-Jaunted, for, hci carryng a double-bitted axe and said he would kill her on sight. He did not find her but went to the home of Otis Campbell, broke down the door and grabbed Campbell as he was try ing to escape from the room. He told Campbell he would beat his brains out v'th a. club and started to grab stick of wood. Campbell succeeded in getting hold of his N0.35 Colt's Automatic pistol, that was lying on the dresser. McCormick grabbed the hand that held the pistol and with his other hand attempted to choke Campbell. Campbell succeeded in turning the pistol toward McCormick and began working it. The first shot hit McCormick in the lower part of the breast and he at once began to sink toward the floor with the result that Campbell shot a row of bullets into his breast and up to the neck. One ball severed the jugular vein and the last one grazed the shoulder. An one of the first four shots would have been fatal. . '. -V Campbell was arrested and bound to court, but the feeling is general that he will come clear and the killing 4s considered to have been done In self defense. Campbell's wife fled from the house when McCormick broke the door and there were no eye-witnesses other than McCormick and the dead man. An inquest was held and Campbell admitted the killing. McCormick has been under indictment for some months on the charge of disturbing public worship. He seems to have been a rough and bad citizen, when under the influence of drik. The remains were taken to Pleasant Hill Monday following the killing and buried in the Browntown ceme tery. The dead man leaves a wife and four or five children. HARDING ASKS HARMONY Prepoed Federal Educatteaal Aid te Be Used Threufk State THE SMITH-TOWNER BILL Lucky Numbers Called As advertised in the Chronicle and elsewhere, the lucky number which entitled the holder to the Ladies' $55 suit was drawn and posted Thur sday afternoon, but owing to the small number of tickets present the winning number was not produced. In fairness to the holder it was de cided to hold the suit until Saturday morning. As this number never put in its appearance it -was announced that another number would be called and that each succeeding one would be called until the suit was won. This was done, and it was necessary to call off more than fifty numbers be fore the suit was finally won by Mrs. .Vanhoy. Following the awarding of the suit to Mrs. Vanhoy, it is under stood that several who held tickets were dissatisfied over the results, in timating that It had beet uifalr. la The Smith-Towner bill is to create a Department of Education for the promotion and support of general education, especially the rural schools and increasing the pay of public school teachers. . The State Board of Education of Tennessee and a committe of one hundred on education have endorsed it. Hare 70a wrtttea te yeur Ceugree Mti aad Uaited State Senator, raiaf tken te auppert tke Smitk Tewaer kill? It ateaM great tkiag let tke bey aad girl ef Cuaaker laud Ceuaty. President-elect Hafding-has asked his friends in the Senate and House who are interested in establishing cither a deptrtment of public welfare or a department of education to get together and harmonize their views if possible in- a -single-proposal 4hat he can support. The inside story of the coflicting interests and influences that have come to the front in connection with the new department extends back in to the campaign and involves an un fortunate misunderstanding as to the true position .of the Catholic Church which has lately been the subject of a lively discussion in the Catholic press. The whole thing revolves about the establishment of a' federal institution to promote and organize the educa tional facilities of the United States no as to cut down the high percentage of illiteracy to Americanize the for eignars, promote physicial education, including health and sanitation and the training of teachers. During the last campaign several proposals were nude for a depart went of social welfare or a depart ment of public welfare on the theory that opposition from the Catholic elements would thereby be lessened and on the theory that a bureau of education could be put into the de partment of public welfare. But this the League of Women Voters and ether women's organizations have de clined to support and the argument is being made that the politicians who are always fearful of religious prejudices among their constituents have totally exaggerated the position of the Catholics, who, while anxious o have no legislation enacted which would interfere in the slightest with their control of the parochial schools, are nevertheless represented as being unwilling to appear before the public as the foes of any educational project that has for its object the betterment of all Americans without respect to race or religion. Indeed, Cardinal Gibbons himself recently wrote 2 let- er to a friend which took the posi- ion that it would be unfortunate in- ced 1f the Catholic Church were op posed to the promotion of education by the Federal Government. The real trouble arises because of he variety of proposals and the fact hat the details? of the Smith-Towner bill, which represents the wish of the CUMBERLAND COUNTY CENSUS Skew Creville Ha Ml aad Tke Ceuaty 1MM Pepuletiea A bulletin has been issued covering the last census of this state. Ia Cum berland county we find the following population given for the several towns: Cross ville .... 048 Clifty 729 Pleasant Hill 148 Mayland, Creston and Crab Or chard are not given separately pre sumably because they are not incor porated towns. In the case of Clifty part ef the town is in White county (the larger part) and part in Cumber land. Cumberland county is givejn by districts as follows : ' First District 3,987 Second District ' 1,549 Third District 1,495 Fourth District ..2,826 Fifth District 1,237 total for County 10,094 Crossville is like most towns. There are quite a number of persons living just outside the corporate limits that justly belong to the town. If all these were counted Crossville would easiily go over the 1,000 mark, which is the estimate that has been placed upon our population for the past year or two. It will be noticed that under the law touching voting, the fourth dis tnct will become subject to the Dortch Law method of voting as the law states that all districts contain ing 2,500 inhabitants or more must vote , inaccordance with the Dortch Law, just as is now the case in the First district, which comprises tin voting precincts of Crossville, Cres ton, Clifty, Pomona and Pleasant Hiil It seems there is a bill under con sideration by the legislature now, which, if enacted into a law, will like ly place the entire state subject to the Dortch Law. It is generally ad mitted that this is aimed at the color ed voter. SCHOOL BONDS WIN 5 TO I this behalf it would be well to state that the number who expressed dis satisfaction was indeed small. There was absolutely no chance for any un fairness for following the day that the suit was given away, quite a num ber of people visited the store who stated that they held tickets thai would have won the suit, had they been present. In spite of the fact that tVi. citif urn wnn fairlv Vfr Reed , upon hearing the first nott.!fich 5,ta,te e" Uke dv,nta.e of dissatisfaction, ordered that an other suit be given away at once, but educators of the country, who are back of the incisure as well as the league of women voters, have not been widely explained. In the first place, absolutely no control over cour ses of study or management of schools is given it the bill. All appro priations are distributed by the sev eral states of the Union so that what ever may be the relationship existing 1 each state between public and pa rochial schoels will be maintained. Furthermore, the purpose of the de partment of education would be to organize facilities and enroll mem bers and provide organizations of many who knew that the entire mat ter was perfectly clear, restrained him from doing so. The Reed Mercantile Company has always stood four-square and Mr. Reed is eager to have any one who might have misunderstood the matter to come in and talk with him in person. Tke Ckreaiele will buy yt wklte rag. eleea The national department of education will be a clearing house of informa tion for the boards of - education and will at the same time stimulate educational processes in the states, for the truth is some states of the Union have been wofully lacking In teachers and without federal aid the would continue to permit illiteracy and poor schools. Nevertheless, the states will be obliged to contribute dollar for dol lar with the federal government so that as in the case of good roads ana: ether projects the- combined federal1 and state energy will make for pro gress. During the campaign the ef fort to create a department of public welfare won friends because it was general in character but several mem bers of Congress who want a depart ment of education say that every part of the ten departments of the Government is supposed to have for its object the public welfare and what is desired at present is a department to promote education. Here' is the way Mr. Hardng expressed himself during the campaign, and it is declar ed by those who have seen him re cently that he hasn't changed his views : "Indeed, education is so intimately related to every phase of human wel fare and is to the perpetuation of our free institutions that it must be con sidered of primary importance in any program for social betterment.. So important is education to the life of the nation and so extensive is its work that it has been proposed to es tablish a federal department of edu cation and to conduct research and carry on investigation in the "field of education and to encourage and assist the states and local communities in the promotion of education. The fed eral government has established the precedent of promoting education. It has made liberal grants of land and money for establishment and support of colleges of agriculture and me chanical arts, and in more recent years has made appropriations for vo cational education and household arts. Without interfering in any way with the control and managemet of pub lic education by the states, the feder al government could extend aid to the states for the promotion of physical education, the Americanization of the foreign born, the eradication of illit eracy, the better training of teachers, and for promoting free educational opportunities for the children of all the people."! Nashville Teanesscan. Tke Vete We Li kt Ia Spite ef Cea iderakle Afitatiea. Tke' election held Friday on the question of Crossville selling $jo.otw in bonds for the purchase of a suit able site and for the erctiun of a modern school building resulted in a vote of a little over five to one in fa-, vor of the school. The total number of ballots cast was 176. Of that total six were spoilt ed by the voters having marked thg wrong side of the ballot. Twenty- eiTJt :r . 0115 o-jd arwnst the school and 1,. Med t..r ii, M&king the vo.tq five to one in favor of the Jchoof, with. two on. j sjare. '" Soon after the. polls opened ia the morning Prof. Vincent aid his corps of teachers marshalled the children, and marched them to the court house in the interest of the bond issue. Each child wore a badge which said; "Vote for the Bonds. Upon arriving at the court house the children gave. a hearty cheer for A. J. McGuire, who was the campaign manager for the bonds, and for some other persona who had been energetically working for the cause. Mr. Miller, who is here managing the big sales campaign for the Reed Mercantile Company, kindly rnaue several very attractive and express nve banners for the children. After being used by the children the ban ners were placed on the wall of the court room where the election was held so that all could see them when they came in to vote. The vote was not' nearly so large as it should have been, but that was doubtless due to the feeling that the bond issue was a sure winner by a large majority. Had there been more formidable opposition it is very prob able that the vote for .he bonds would have benn considerably larger. Some persons expressed themselves Very strongly against the. school proposition, but in most instances the opposition tried to ride both sides by claiming that they wewre not op posed to the school, but felt that it was not being done in the right vay or at the right time. Every one read ily recognized that attitude to be a mere subterfuge and a ken kind of ' propaganda against the oond ifue because they dreaded the tax feature ' In a few instances persons went so far as to state that if the baud is sue carried they would sell their pro perty and move away. If any such there he, now that the bond issue has carried, we wish to say to them that we will advertise their property in the Chronicle free for four weeks f they wish to have it done. We feei confident that such persons will read ily find a purchaser for their property f they will put a reasonable price on it. We say this because we feel con fident that those who voted for the bonds did so with the full confidence in the future of Crossville and be cause they believe that the new school building will not ony prove of untold benefit to the children, but that it will make our town a much better place in which to live and will at the same -time increase the value of the proper ty they may own here. ' The editor of the Chronicle is much gratified at the outcome of the elec tion and he hopes the proposed abut, ting property act wiwll be gotten through the legislature to the end that important street improvements may be made and the proper portion of that burden fall on the property. owners as it should. Crossville is now the best town in this section and with the proposed improvements it will go far forward rapidly and become a much larger and -better town than it now is. It is to be hoped that in the future public improvements may have the united support of our peop'tc; that we as a people will eease to puli apart and pull together to the end that much greater things may be accomplished.