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Chronicle 71 you xxxv CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, March 23,1921. No. 12. LANDED III THE "COOLER" j PEACE TREATY SIGNED. I UEXICAN TRAIL OF WOE. IT IS NOT TRUE THE TENNESSEE TIMES 1 f CONSOLIDATED CROSSVILLE CHRONICLE V J(JJ Lester McCartt Caught at Helenwood by Sheriff Walker; Broke Jail Last October. Sherirff G. W. Walker caught Les ter McCartt at Helenwood. Scott county, last Thursday and has him now safely behind tthe bars of our county jail. Poland get $15,000,000, 80,000 Square Mil of Territory and Over Six Million Population A peace treaty was signed Friday between Sovet Russia and Poland that puts to an end a state 01 war that had exhisted for a year in which much fighting has been done with MsCartt was convicted of stealing j Poland getting the best of the fight a pocket book from Ben Smith, son of Hardin Smith, last fall. He was tried at the October term, convicted and sentenced to 90 days in jail. Shortly after being convicted he broke jail along with Bob Davis, who was charged with having killed Hugh fin Price; Brown Ethcrton, Ab. Hass ler and Arthur Bias. All who escaped have been apre- hended now except Brown Ethcrton and Bob Davis. Ab. Hassler made bond and is now out of jail'. McCartt comes of a family that bears a very unsavorv reputation. His father is now serving a sentence in the peni tentiary for murder ad he is said to have a brother in Scott county wno is a toutrh "pill. No speciaJ effort has been made to arrest Bob Davis for the killing of Huehlin Price while very blood thirstv. was generally look upon as a case of Trillins among a set who were bootleggers and law violators generally. Davis was said to have waylaid Hughlin Price early one morning and shot him down with a load of buckshot. After Price fell mortally wounded Davis is said to have approched the body and firred three balls into the body two in the head with a high power rifle. PLEASANT HILL "It is the mild day of March. Each miaute sweeter than uetoie, The red-brest sings from the tall larch That stands beside our door. "There is a blessing in the air Which seems a sense of joy to yield To the fare trees and the mountain bare ' , And grass in the grreen field." Wordsworth It would seem that Wordsworth was writing of Pleasant Hill! Not only the red-brest but scores of others including our own "red-bird" j welcome the snrinc with joyful songs, and each doorway is bright with blossoms. Over the rolling slopes one sees the flush of the peach trees; in most instances. The Polish troops were largely directed by French officers. B ythe treaty Poland is to rececive from Sovet Russia $15,000,000 to be paid within one year. Poland was also conceeded territory amounting to about 80,000 square mile which cmoraces a population ot over six millions. Ukrania is a party to the treaty and signed it along with the Polls and Russians. The boundry lines as now hxed gives to Poland considerable more territory than was decreed by the world-war treaty, which first established the republic of Poland by carving it out of Germany, Austria and Kussia. In conformity with regulations laid down by the peace treaty, an election was. held Sunday in Silesia, a part of Germany before the war, to deter mine whether it should continue as a part of Germany or become a part of Pofand. The election went over whelmingly for Germany. Although all the votes was not in. there were 876,000 votes for Germany and 389,000 tor H&land. The land area comprised some 5,000 square miles and was especially val uable for its deposits of coal, zinc and other minerals. Germany has laid great stress on the importance of this section, if the German nation is to meet the reparation demands, which were fixed at 56 billions of dollars and to be paid in forty years. One of Property Destruction, Murder Statement Relatire to Ford Car and Revolution; Mainly Be- Agency and Purchatet for causa of Ignoorance This County. The following statistics wer pre- A long while ago Josh Bilings said: pared by the Hon. Henry Lane Wil- "It is better not to know so many son, former U. S. ambassador to Mex- things than to know so many things ico- ; that aren't so." Some person has The total population of Mexico, : fallen under that "know so many 15 000,000. things" ban in or aroud Rockwood as Indian population, 12,000,00a 1 . . . , . . . American populatioon in Mexico in 2 evidenced by a statement in the IOIO 7O0O ..vwu inula, nnn.11 in 9UU3UUCC Americans expelled by conditions in Mexico, 55,000. Americans murdered by Mexicans since 1910, 653. Mexican property destroyed or con fiscated, 1,200,000,000. Indirect loss to Americans, $500, 000,000. Known expenditures by this gov ernment on account of Mexico, 250, 000,000. Esstimated prooperty loss to per sons in Mexico tor whtcn other na tions might try to make the United States, becaause of our policies, re sponsible, $1,200,000,000. Number of Mexicans killed dur ing the revolutionary period, 325,000, Number of Mexicans dead by pesti lence or starvation, 80,000. Total number of presidents of Mex ico, all shot in or out ot power 73 FATHER OF BASEBALL Origin of the Name "Snl-a-Bar." This story is told regarding the ori gin of the name of Snl-a-Bar creek. The story runs that 1b an early day a Frenchman named Abar was ascending the Missouri river In a Canadian boat Just below the present site of the town of Wellington be came to the month of a little fflver or creek. "See now, my children; here we have a snl, placed by the good God for our backs' relief," he said. "A little breathing space, a quiet time, , . . ,- j I itvuM uie 1 1 t wi , n 11, utc .rnp snnwv clusters ul mv . i ,w ..7 " . . - . . . t ... i I.... r bui 1 ilhouettea against ine sy wc yi man strides alon gour upland fields. All this gladness of the springtime finds echo in our school, and these last weeks of the tear find our students more enthuiastic than ever, Snl Is French for slough. Abar fan cied he had struck a quiet loop of backwater which would lead him again to the river in a mile or two. But l a mile It became apparent that It was The Gamma Kappa Delta and the no slough, but a small stream. And Boys' Lilerary Societies held their 1 so the boat was turned and poled back rrcnective meetings. Friday night, I to the Missouri From this dream. March 18. The uirls, due to the fact stance the creek was called Snl-a-Bar. that they expected to go to Crossville I Tom tne wor( and tte name, of to play basket ball, naa not preparcu tne Frenchman, Abar. a program but rendered an impromptu one whtcn proved interesting beneficial as well as entertaining. The boys having prepared a pro gram made the evening entetaining bv songs, string music, addresses, . r 1 l a Horse is more useiui iimn an inWpc an rf a debate: Resolve: That mobile. Aff., Benton Cantrell. Ru doloh Oswald: neg.. Storm Jarvis, Mark Tuc ker. Despite of the fact that most of the cars that pass here until recently were pulled by one or two teams, the negative was vicion niK The people of the village gladly i-ntnir1 Ceorce Seatrraves brief vicit Saturday after being confined to his room for several weeks with typhoid. The two children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beam, who have been quite ill with measles and pneumonia, are now much better. Mrs. Nellie Therme is spending a few days with her sister in Nash vlle. She will return next week. Saturday, March 19, records a grand victory for Pleasant Hill. An inter esting game of base ball by Pleasant Hill Academy and Ravenscroft was nlaved in the afternoon on the ground s - of the latter Lamps of Greeks and Romans. From the stage of hand-modeling and sun-baking, the evolution of the lamp proceeds to the Greeks and Ro mans, who devoted a large share of their attention to the art of lamp making. Each Roman or Greek lamp maker strove to achieve some new triumph in the art Just as rare paint ings bear the signatures of their paint ers, lamps of the early Greeks and Romans bear the Inscribed names of their makers. Irrespective of their pale, flickering uncertain light, the ancient Greek and Roman lamp was a very costly object, its valuation ascending according to Its artistic beauty. So obsessed were they with the beauty of the vessel that little. If any, consideration' was given the ef ficiency of the light produced by the lamp. With a nice group of Commodore Preble's Temper. The hasty temper of that early hero of the United States navy, Commo dore Preble, says a writer In the Bos ton Herald, furnishes the basis for an amusing story that people of the older our. girls and several of the Hill boys generaltlon used to enjoy telling. to cheer, our Doys won anuwici vic tory the score being 10 to 5- Our vouu'g people report the Raverscroft folks very courteous and every one had a jolly good time. March 19. Publicity Dept. STATE Y. M. C. A. Owing to unfavorable conditions connected with acquiring the pro camp south of town, thfc project has been abandoned and ico acres pur chased in White County near Rock Islaad. 1 The old sea fighter, It seems, was a testy chap. One afternoon his wife was entertaining several lady callers at their Portland home. Just as they were going out they heard a tremen dous racket on the floor above, and down the front stairs came crashing a large and very solid table. It badly frightened the callers, who were lin gering In the ball for a parting word. "Why, Commodore Preble 1" cried his wife, "what are you doing?" "That, Mrs. Preble," roared the cemmodore; "Is my blasted temper I" First Started in 1839 and Was Much as We Have it Now In the Delaware and Hudson sta tion at Cooperstown, New York, there bangs and oil painting with this in cription. Major Gen. Abner Doubleday 1819-1893. Graduated from West Point, 1842 commanded 76th N. Y. Civil War Volunteers from Cooperstown. He originated our National Game of Baseball, and it was here in 1839 that he laid out the first baseball diamond. So reported the special Baseball Commission in 1907. When the investigation was being made, Abner Graves, who was one of the original players, was a mining engineer at Denver, Colorado. He was the only one still living of those Cooperstown lads who long ago played in a village field near Greeen s Select School. He said that he saw Doubleday mark off the lines and place the bases and players virtually as placed today. Doubleday s inspiration came to him one day when playing tne rrencn game ot rounders, catenning up a crooked stick, he marked out the dia mond as his mind prompted. Later, he laid out his idea on parer, but one likes to remember that he made the initial plan on Mother Earth. He drew a diamond thirty yards square. Many changes have been made since tlte day when Doubleday originated the game of baseball. Players have . 1 1 come ana passea; ruies nave ueeu changed modified: new terms, new methods have made their appearance; the ball, originally two and one-half ounces ot rubber covered wun yarn and leather, weiuhmcr six and one- half ounces and measuring ten and one-h;iil inches m circumference nas ichanged in both weight and size. The baseball equipment of today in cludes catcher's tnit, masks, breast uads. padded gloves. But one feature remains unchanged : the diamond is still thirty yards square. We best appreciate the cleverness of the idea that flashed into the thought of Abner Doubleday on that summer day so long ago, when we realize that today in the United States there is said o be twelve thou sand men earning their livelihood throough the game of baseball. It is recognized as the national game, not alone of this country, but of Japan and of. China. Just aspark of an idea, but out of it spmg the sport of several nations. Abner Doubleday rendered dis tinguished service in three wars : the Mexican, the Seminole and the Civil. It is said that the game of baseball gained its first impetus through the convalescent soldiers who engaged in it on the hospital grounds. B. C. Blessing. Boys' World. The Ford Motor Company sent a man here to locate an agency or to induce some one to take the Ford agency. As the report goes no one here could be found who would agree to buy more than four Ford cars. The real truth is, the Harrison Mo tor Company did arrange with the T? 1 . roru representative to take 24 cars during the year two each month Mr. Harrison informs us his company woum have contracted to take twice ' cars if necessary, but 24 was all the Ford man asked and the deal was made between the Harrison company and the Ford reprersentative. The John A. East Company, of Rockwood has opened a sales office here. We know nothing of the conditions under which Mr. East has opened his sales office here or is it our purpose to reflect on him in the least but we feel that such false statements should not go unchallenged when they re flect so seriously on our town. SAYING irWITH FLOWERS Pretty Japanese Custom That is Re garded as Inseparable From the Period of Courtship. Tne Japanese courting Is as apt te start 'In a flower message as any other way, the lovelorn swain Indi cating his passion by tossing a pale plum blow Into the litter as the ob ject of his regard is carried by him. If she tosses it out his suit Is reject ed, bat If she fastens It at her kimono girdle the affair may go forward. An other method Is for the lover to slip up to Ms loved one s door at mid night and fasten a spray of blooming celastrus aln: us above the door. The next morning he walks by the house. If the spray is still there, all is over. But If It has been taken In, or If it has been watered, he knows the maid Is his. The actcal terms of the marriage settlement are carried on by a go-be tween, always a man, we are told. A "complimentary present" Is then sent, and If It Is accepted the bride and her entire family are In honor bound te go forward with the ceremony. The goom then sends her sixty prescribed gifts that Include silk of a certain length. and folded In a certain way; garments, silken bags of rice and sweetmeats, and barrels of wine. The latter the bride, as a rule, presents to her parents, and the contents are dnmk in cups little larg er than a thimble. The groom also sends a long piece of white silk for the weddiDg garment, and a piece of very fine gold embroidery to be used as a marriage girdle. The wedding day is often picked by a soothsayer, and there are scores of days that are prohibited. appoihtment confirmed. Sworn in and Will Take Over Office of Commissioner of Agricul ture June 1. The investigating committee to- look into irregularities touchng the conduct of Capt. T. F. Peck durinir his former official career as Commission- -1 Agriculture made its report Fiday and completely exonerated Capt. Peck. The report was adoDted by the state senate by almost a unan imous vote. Only two voted against: Senator John Houk and Sennfnr Pl- Iier. The appoinment of Cant PtL- then confirmed by the same vol took the oath of office and will enter upon hi! duties June 1. -Sen. 1 r John Ho-k was strongly under i.:.- .ih:-,::. of whiskey and " made a accent. ami' speech ot forty miutes charging many wild things. While his speech was a disgrace ta him and the high office he holds, littlo attention was given to it. BIGLICK Rev. P. E. Radford filled his re uar appointment here Saturday night and Sunday. Mrs. Amanda Mannine. of Crah Orchard, is visiting relatives here this week. Mr. and MrsxL. C. Brown of Bie- lick, were visiting relatives here Sunday. Miss Josephine Ruoo returned Tuesday after visiting home folks at Delta, Ohio. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Tames Ker- bey, a baby, March 14. Dr. V. L. Lewis was called Sundav night to see little Annie Bristow, who was very sick with fiu. Mrs. T- L. Hale, of Biglick was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Achie Hale, last week. J. T. Hall spent Saturday night and Sunday at Lantana with his sister who was very sick. . A. H. Hall and family attended meeting a"t Ridge Dale Sunday evening. March 21 Poppy SQUARE MILE POPULATION According to the census bureau, thai population of Tennessee to the square mile is 56.1, the largest of any of the original sottMier:i sit?s. except Kentucky. EARLY ACTION. The special session of Congress will convene April 11. Both houses of Congress are expected to push to early passage the soldier bonus bill. BIG CORN YIELDS. Thirty of the corn club boys of tho tate made 100 bushels to the acre ast vear and thev are lavinc nlatis to shfpass that this yea-. POMONA SEVERE ORDEAL FOR BRIDE Afghan "Beauty Treatment" Torture to Which All Girls Approaching Matrimony Must Submit Mrs. Charles G. Pearson went to Chattanooga Thursday to pass some time with her step-daughter, Miss Hat tie Peerson, superintendent of Erlanger hospital. Don't tell all the truth about your neighbor for he might do the same by you and then you would probably become enemies. The girl bride In Afghanistan Is subjected to a very severe beauty treatment. Some elderly ladles mas sage her face, wash her hair and anoint It with oil and perfume. Then comes the tarr zaddanl or removal of the superfluous hairs of the face. The phrase, composed of two Persian words tarr, meaning string, and zad danl, meaning beating is highly ex pressive of the act A thin silken string Is held close to the skin by one of the bride's attend ants; a second attendant pulls the thread out and giving It a spin with her Index finger and thumb, lets it go. As It strikes the skin and springs back, it pulls out the hair, Ikbal All Shah writes In Asia Magazine. The position of the string Is changed and the action Is repeated. This very pain ful operation must be performed on every bride, whether she has hairs on her face or not When the ordeal Is over, the tortured face Is washed with warm water, without soap, and well powdered. Utr.-ons were bap- A large crowd attended the baptis ino" af t ip I itif- cf ternoon. Seven tisAl by Rev. C. r. Starncs. J. A. Walker made a business trip to Daudridge last 4eek. Mrs. James Taylor, of Crossville, spent the week-end with friends here. From the amount of plowing, har rowing and planting that is being done hereabouts it is evident that Pomona intends to do her bit towards feeding the world. On account of tho early season all crops are being planted about -two weeks earlier than usual. ' Several lives were jeopardized at the baptising at the Caney Fork river Sunday when a car bearing tthe license number 86845 was recklessly backed into a crowd of women and 'children who barely had time to scramble to their feet and escape thd wheels of the car. The most deplor able part of it all' was that, instead of apologizing or feeling sorry for what might have resulted so seriously, the young men driving the car seemed to consider it a huge joke, and stood by laughing while those who came so near being killed or mained picken up their coats on which they had been sitting, and over which the car wa backed. March. 21 O. B. There is creeping moss in some of. the West India Islands that can only be killed by boiling water or fire.