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THE TENNESSEE TIMES J; " ". ". if CONSOLIDATED CROSSVILLE CHRONICLEj " ts& VOL. XXXV. CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, February , mi. no.t ' . w , ; j ; 1 MM MM i McuinDv MJULU 1IIUIIUIIII STRAYSfROM HOME flfouai Man Put Off Hero Friday. Teboa Buk te KaeaviBe Sunday, IDENTIFIED IN KNOXVILLE On Friday afternoon a young man Cot off the westbound train at this place. The conductor called the at- tention of Sheriff Walker and Mar fehall Lyles to bis passenger, saying he seemed demented. The officers , look him in charge and brought him to the Court House for examination. It seems he cither would not or could not give an account of himself . He gave his name as Charlie Compton, - but could not tell where he ' came- from nor where he intended t ago. Finally the officers attempted to search him for evidences of identi- fication, which he resisted to some extent, butnothing was found. His answers to all questions were evasive , and lacking in directness ; however, from them the officers reached the conclusion that as he seemed to know more about Knoxville than any other place that must be where he hailed from, and decided to take him there. It seems that he boarded the Sou thern train at Knoxville and came to Harriman where he debarked and boarded the Tennessee Central train. In procuring a ticket be did not seem to know where he wished to go, but finally accepted one to McClain, near the west end of the tunnel. He refused to get off at McCiain as the place did not suit him and paid hi3 fare to Crossville, where the of ficers took charge of him. On Sunday Marshall Lyles and F. A. I.ohlcntcjfi ico! h'lii to Knoxville to police headquarters. There the ofli'H-rs put i'. Iiius iuuv- rapid-fire questions, when he disclosed his fa ther's name and residence and his brother's place of business. They were called up by phone and identi fied him as son and brother. It seems that since his discharge from the ar my he has suffered intervals of men tal aberration and loss of memory. Young Compton was well dressed and. no doubt, before his trouble in the army, was quite intelligent.though he is in a sad state now. STORE ROBBED AT MAYLANO Store of D. H. Tanner Entered; About $200 In Jewelry Taken. Some person broke into the general store of D H Tanner, Mayland. Thurs clay night and carried away about $200 worth of jewelry The ehieves gained cntrancce through a window. Nothing of much value seemed to be taken aside from the jewelry.Since the I Post Office is kept in the store of Mr. i Tanner that thief is 'standing in a I good position to serve a term in fhe I Federal prison, at Atlanta Ga., if t caught. The fact that he took jewelry will render his danger of f: being apprehended greater than had . , he taken other things and, left the jewelry. The same night some person.sup posedly the same one, broke m.o the depot officcc and took a small amount of change that the ' ageni; Mr Hoover, had left.' V6 arrsri have been made so far as we have learned and no person is sspicioncd w'tfcin our knowledge. "" . , - V i ' 1 During the first ten months of 1930,400 million (nickels were dropped in telephone boxes in the United states If placed end to end they would form a line from New York city to San Francisco and amount to 20 mil-) lioa dollars. WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE Mr. Sarah Sylvia Kill Self With Shot Gun. On last Tuesday afternoon Mrs Sarah Silvia, aged about 60 years commited suicide by shototing her self with a single barrel shotgun, the shot taking away most of her head Mrs. Silvia had fever about a year ago and since then her mind has weakened. She made an attempt to end Jicr life some weeks ago, but was prevented from doing so. Her family watched her closely, but she selected a time when she was left alone for only a few minutes. Mrs. Silvia had been a consistent and much loved member o the Baptist church for many years and possessed fine' Chris tian attributes. She leaves a 'hus band, John Silvia and three sons, Lon nie Edward and Elmer 'Silvia, all of whom reside at their home near Dor ton.Tenn. ; MUSSEL SHOALS RETAINED Senate Appropriate $10,000,000 for Continuing Construction On last Saturday the U. S. Senate adoptedd an amendment - to the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill ap propriating $10,000,000 for continuing construction of the dam and power site at Mussel Shoals, Ala. Some opposition to this amendment de veloped, but after two hours of de bate the measure was" adoptedd by a vote of 36 to 27. This important piece of work should not now be abandoned for both economic and strategic reasons. By the installa tion of proper machinery muclvnitro- gen and considerable potash could be taken from the atmosphere, which elements, together with our phos phate fields should furnish our far mers a complete and cheaper ferti lizer than they can now profcure through existing channels. What its fate will be when it comes up fir acceptance by the House remains to be seen. Its passage should be urged by every possible means. MISTRIAL II LYKCHIKG CASE Decided After Jury Had Been Thirty-eight Hour Out A mistrial was declared at 10 o'clock, Monday last, in the case of Robert J. Lancaster, Alabama guard man indicted in connection with the lynching of William Baird, a miner, near Jasper, Ala., on Jan. 13, last. The jury had been out 38 hours. The foreman reported to the cburt that furthur deliberation was useless, whereupon the Judge discharged me jury. It was stated by members of the jury that the final vote stood five for acquittal, five for second degree murder with life "imprisonment, one for a lesser sentence and one un decided. No announcement was made as to a probable date for Lan caster's second trial. The trial of Sergt. Glenn L. Stephens, indicted with Lancaster and seven other guardsmen, has been set for Feb. 21 These men were indicted at Jasper, Ala., but by. change of venue the case of .(Robert J. Lancaster was tried at Hamilton, Ala. HOUSE OVERRIDES VETO OF BILL TO REDUCE ARMY On Saturday last the House of Represenatives by a vote of 271 to" 16 overrodcPresident Wilson's veto of the joint resolution providing' that the strength of the army should not exceed 175,000 men. The reason as signed by House leaders for passing the "resolution over the veto is to stop Secretary Baker from furthur recruiting for the army as there are now about 224,000 men in the army and recruiting still going on, de spite the fact that the last army ja 1 bill made provision for only 175,00a. CIRCUIT COURT CONVENES No Important Case and Unusually Rapid Progress i Made On Monday Circuit Court convened here, His Honor C. E. Snodgrass pre siding and Atty-Gen. J. R. Mitchell prosecuting the State's .end of the docket. The docket Jias no important cases to come up this term, being principally misdemeanor cases, a large number of which have already been disposed of, more rapid progress than usual marking this term as a record breaker. The following compose the Grand Jury: Houston Henry, Hiram Tabor, J. W. Laminack, Cal Turner, Geo. JJenfro, J, L. Burnett, Taylor Spen cer, Henry Seagraves, Theodore Hedgecoth, J. H. Sniith, Charley Kern-. met and T. Y. Ford. The petit jury is as follows." A. G. Green, Wm. Woody, Wheeler Reed, Emmet Kearly, Wace Tabor, Tom Turner, Bert Henry, G. M.Martin, Bob Gill, Clarence Turner, U. S. Rose, M. T. Wyrick, Henry Burgess, Tom Elmore.Bert Davidson and Cal Smith. In our issue next week the Chron icle will publish a full list of the pro ceedings had for the term. Cannibal Ode) Dueling Custom. The Pangwea, a cannibal tribe of Africa, bad ao odd way of settling dispute with neighboring tribes. Whea they wished to settle a point they sent word to. the tribe with which they had dispute, and the tribe selected 20 men, h Pangwe a sim ilar numner. mesa coniunnea me "armies" that were to settle the dis pute. Both "armies" then repaired to an Island In the river, set their canoes adrift completely cutting them selves off from any assistance, andj went to It. They hunted each ether down through the trees and 1 fougaiT until all but one man was killed. The tribe to which this sole survivor be longed was the victor, and to It be longed all the dead on the Island. The victorious tribe then carried off the dead, friend and foe alike, and feasted for eight or ten days. oap From Clay. ' Clay In the "colloidal form," when suitably prepared, may be satisfactor ily substitute for a large proportion (up to about 80 per cent) of the fatty aeids In soap. Hatter may roughly be said to ha la the "colloidal form" whea It Is In an extremely floe state of sub division. As clsy Is cheap and soap relatively dear, the substitution of clay In this form for the fatty acids pro duces a notable reduction In cost. The clay Is a real substitute for soap, and not an adulterant, Hot solutions of colloidal clay soap form Jellies on cooling and thus this soap not only re sembles ordinary soap In appearance, but In cleansing properties It Is said to be even bqtter than pure soap. De velopments of ' this Interesting discov ery will be awaited with interest. Discovery, London. Long Hours In China. The Chinese servant Is wonderfully honest and efficient, soys a correspond ent, writing from China. He com mences work enrly In the morning and seldom gets to bed before late at night. Moreover, he gets no night out or half day off once a week. If nature had not endowed him with a plethora of ancles, aunts and" grandmothers, who are obliging enough to die at conve nient times, and even to repeat the process If necessity arises; the ennui of his monotonous life would be too terrible to contemplate. Although the Chinese boy is no plaster saint, and In the genus are. many worthless speci mens, the average . untrained boy Is usually Jionest Drought Rests Australian Lansl. Whst the snow Is to Canada, drought Is to Australia. It rests a land, which otherwise would exhaust Itself by Its own fertility. Of the amazing re cuperative powers of Australian land under moderate rain, after drought that -'has scarified the face ' of the country Into a grim specter of ash-dry barrenness, ' there Is co . doubt- . Yon may ride hunlfreds of miles .through country where the dryness Is as" that of Ezelclel's valley of bones, and t tarnlng three weeks later may find a green prairie of grass that sweeps your horse's knees. This will jiot hap pen everywhere; but there are In numerable parts of Australia where It le a commonplace of experience. SHEEP GROWERS 0R6ANIZE Perfect Organization to Promote Sheep Growing in State A large number of sheep growers from many counties in Tennessee met in Nashvilie recently and perfected a state organization. Prof. A. J. Bran don, of Murfreesboro.who was elected president. F. A. Hiteof Gallatin, was elected as Secretary and Charles E. Buntin, of Hermitage, as Treas urer. A substantial sum of money was immediately subscribed to put on foot and prosecute the aims and purposes of the organization. The members of the organization will do all in their power to encourage and promote the rearing of sheep in this'KCMn ,rM,'nent because of wounds state. There is no stateTn the Union rece;vtd '" ,,,,t,'; F-ance in July more advantageously located -or better adapted to this purpose than Tennessee especially early latnbt for market. Our local sheep raise'rs, of whom there are a number, should identify themselves with this move ment ' . HEARINC ONJLOAN ORDERED Interstate Commerce) Commiion to Investigate T.Xa Application By order of the interstate com merce commission a hearing has been settlor Feb. 11 before that body in Washington in a matter of the ap pliration of H. W. Stanley and W. K. McAlister, receivers of the Tennes see Central Railroad Company, for a loan from the United States, under section 21a of the transportation act, 1920, as amended, to aid the receiv ers in meeting maturing indebtedness and in providing equipment and other additios and betterment. The application has been under consideration for some time, the or der states, and it appearing that the ri'ty of Nashville and the board 'of transportation trustees of Nashvile has filed a protest with the inter state commerce commission against the proposed loan, the investigation has been ordered for the purpose of inquiring into all matters involved in the application. The order has been issued that all interested parties who care te be heard on the matter may appear. Nashville Banner. Mysteries Concerning Melting Pet Certain metals, which melt- only at rather high temperatures, may be mixed with each other in certain pro portions and will then melt at very low temperatures. That Is how some solders are mode. Tin melts at 449.6 .degrees Fahrenheit, lead at 640 de grees Fahrenheit, bismuth at 514.4 degrees Fahrenheit, and calcium at 008 degreea Fahrenheit. But if you mix eight ports of bismuth with five parts of lead and three parts of tin (by weight), the alloy will melt In boiling water (212 degrees Fahren heit). If you mix six parts of bis muth, one part of lead, two parts of tin and two parts of cadmium, It will melt In 158 degrees Fahrenheit And If you want any alloy that will melt at 140 degrees, you have only to mix four parts of tin, eight parts of lead, fifteen parts of bismuth and three parts of caehnlum. How Old Is Your Mind? If the gentle reader should one day meet Mr. Average Man on the street and should tell him that he had a mentality only thirteen or fourteen years old, probably the reader's safety would Immediately become a matter of grave concern. The fact that he would In all probability be right would not save him, from the consequences of apparently Insulting a well-dressed American citizen. But. the examina tion of , the Intellects of a great cross section, of the nation has actually be trayed that the average adult Intelli gence In the United States Is between thirteen and fourteen years old. R. EL Piatt. Jr., la the World's Work. It Kind. "The desire for a motorcar appears to be Instinctive with the majority of people.' "Tea, naturally. It Is aut aatJc." FRED RECTOR DIES AT CAMP DIUJ Son of O.te. Rector Died Friday a Reult of Wound Received 1m War FUNERAL HELD HERE TUESDAY On last Friday afternoon a telegram was received by Squire O. B. Rector announcing the death of his sou Fred F. Rector, "in the Hospital at Camp Dix, N. J, where he was unoer- 1918. It prcuvu ,i.,t- .1 sork to his relatives and nnefjus friends. " Fred "joined the U. S.' Army on August 29, 1916, and served on the Mexican border until June 1917 and immediately went tV France wieh Gen. Pershing. He was badly gassed in May 191$, but was baclc again on active duty the following July, when he was severely wounded but te covered sufficiently to join bis company and remained in active ser vice until the armistice was signed He served for a time with the Army of Occupation on the Rhine. On July 9, 1919, he landed at New York city and for some time was statioined at Camp fylor, Ky. . Something over a year ago his company was transferred to Camp Dix, N. J. when he was assigned to the first military police force. The discharge of his duties during this assignment gave him much travel over the northern states, Fred visited . home folks twice after his return from France. His record as a soldier was splendid, for he was at all times, when his phy sical condition would permit, atten: tive to all duties that fell to his lot He leaves surviving htm, his father and mother and six brothers, Thom as M. Rector, W. A. (Lon) Rectof, who reside in Crossville, Rome G. and Owen W. Rector, who reside in Los Angeles, Cal., and Oliver O. Rector, who is located at Rarbcrton O. His remains arrived here on Sun day night on the west bound train, under escort of his comrade, Samuel A. French, of the miliitary police force, and were laid to rest in the ciity cemetery, east of town, yester day (Tuesday) afternoon. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, conducted by its pastor, Rev. A. C. Koser. The heart of the en tire community goes out to the stricken ones in their bereavement and one and all extend to them their deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. Let. them take comifort from the thought that in the great beyond they will meet again, for this is the divine promise and it is-only' through tears that we can see and realize to the full the" rainbow-hued beauty of that-promise. LONDON-NEW YORK ONE DAY One Thousand Hone Power Motor Promise That Great Feat. A new 1,000 horse power motor has been perfected in England that is expected to" make . possible the flight from London to New York in one day. The first airship to cross the At lantic had four Liberty motors of 400 horse power each and it could run on three motors or even two when lightly loaded. A giant airship is now building at the Philadelphia navy yard that, will have-nine 400 horse power motors and will represent 3,500 horse power. Ordiharily it wilt run on only six of the motors.'" At1" this . time several . motors of comparatively, mall cower ' are thought to be better than one or two very large ones. A telephone -cable is to be laid from Key West, Florida, to Havanna Cuba, a distance of 300 miles.