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Crossville Chronicle
No. 14.
Frank Shellito Get. Slight Wonud
in the Side a. Result of
Labor Trouble
Thursday evening about six o'clock,
Jim Barton shot Frank Shelito in the
side 'inflicting a slight wound and at
tempted to shoot Mr. Sbelhto in the
head but failed. Dr. W. A. Reed was
called and dressed the wound for Mr.
Shellito and his recoverv will be sure
and rapid.
The conditions surrounding the
shooting are as follows as best we
have been able to learn. The Men
nessee Coal and Lumber Company
that is operating the mines at Isohne
was desirous of reducing the wages
of the men mining coal" and proposed
a twenty percent cut. They also pro
' posed a equal cut on house rent and
the goods they sold to the miners.
Frank Shellito and some other miners
expressed a willingness to accept!
the conditions proffered. Jim Barton
did not favor accepting the condi
tions proffered. '
It seems that Barton had fired a
blast in the mines at such a time as
prevented Shellito from working for
half a day. When they meet about
six o'clock in the evening they began
talking about the proposed wage
change and Shellito referred to the
blasting that Barton had done and
complained that Barton had not
treated him fair. It seems Barton
then drew a pistol and fired at Shel
lito's head, but Shellito dodged and
Barton missed him but the powder
burned Shellito in the face. Barton
then fired again and Shellito turned
sideways as the pistol fired and the
bullet went through his clothes and
grazed nis Dacic ana siae innicmig
slight flesh wound. Barton then left
and so far as known has not been ar
rested. A phone call was sent for Dr. Reed
and Sheriff G. W. Walker, who start
ed for Isofine in a car. They had
trouble with the car and did not reach
Isoline until late in the i nigh t.b Bar
. ton had been gone for some time and
it is talked that he feft for some point
in Kentucky where his father lives.
Barton has a wife and one child.
Monday the democrats, by a strictly
partisan vote, enacted a law that ex
tends the Dortch law to every pre
cinct in the state. They also passed
a law requiring poll taxes to be paid
60 days before elecion, payment of
poll tax being a requirement to vot
jng. Also to require all trustees to
file with the secretary of the state
a complete list of all persons w;u
have paid poll tax.
The republicans opposed the mea
sures but the steam roller worked
perfectly and all were passed. Gov.
Taylor will very likely veto the
Dortch law bill, if not the others, and
that will require it being passed over
his veto, which will lkely be done.
Some months ago two sol'diers of
the Amercian army of occupation in
Germany attempted to kidnap Grovet
Cleveland Bergdall; an American
draft evader. The two soldiers Carl
Neuf and Franz Zimmer were ar
rested by the German authorities and
put in prison. March 31 the two men
were released by the Germans.
An effort is now being made to
heave Bergdall extredited and re
turned to America for punishment.
The U. S. authorities were after Berg
dall hot when he-succeeded in escap
ing from thjs country and reaching
He is a naturalized American citizen
and there is every probability that
he will be turned over to the Unied
Sates for punishment.
President Harding has called con
gress to convene in extra session
Ginseng has no curative value.
Practically all of it is shipped to
China, where it is highly esteemed
for its curative value, as they think.
The rat has been responsible for
more untimely deaths among human
beings than all the wars of history.
It carries he deadly bubonic plegue
and many other diseases.
Some people cast their bread upon
l- . . .vnurt It to come back
buttered.-Brookfield (Mo.) Budget,
' Samuel Tollett Died at Hi. Home,
Near Fredonia Church, Sunday,
1 Buried Monday.
j Samuel Tollett, aged 69 years, died
at his home, one mile from Fredonia
- j church, Sunday morning at 8 o'clock,!
1 after a lingering illness ot several
weeks. The remains were interred at
j Fredonia church Monday attended by
numerous relatives and friends. The
sermon was preached by Rev. S. W.
The deceased was a brother ot oui
townsman, former Senator E. G. Tol
lett. Many years ago he was engaged
in the mercantile business in Cross-
ville, but for the past 25 years or
longer he has been a fanner. At one
time he was -city marshall of Cross
vifle and was elected sheriff of the
county three years ago. He found
the work uncongenial and non
remunerative and resigned before his
term of office xpired.
He was a man of sterling integrity,
a Christian gentleman and enjoyed
the respect and confidence of all who
knew him. He -was born and reared
in this county and had lived here
practically all his life.
1 Latest reports from John Q. Burnett
who is in a Nashville hospital being
treated, is that he is very much im
proved in a general way and a major
operation will be performed in a short
time. His brother, G. P. Burnett,
arrived from Nashvlfe . this morning
and feels much encouraged over the
condition of his brother. Mrs. Bur-
j net t is sill at the bedside of her hu
Rev. Frank L. Miller was here last
week as the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
G. P. Burnett. He returned to New
York from which point he will sail
as an army chaplain in tbe Canal
Zone, April 10. He will likely remain
there for quite a perotd ot years.
Miss Emma F. Dodge-Miss. Eliza
beth Fletcher ' and ' Miss Fannie E.
Bacon, all of Pleasant Hill, were in
town yesterday on their way to Knox-
ville to attend the ninth annual meet
ing of the Southern Mountain Work
ers. They expect to return Friday.
S. B. Gardner arrived from Oneonta,
N. Y., Monday to look after the prop
erty of the PhilliDsbursr Land Co.
The company has several thousand
acres of land in this country suitable
for farming lands, but are uncleared
Mr. Gardner is desirous of selling in
large or small tracts. (
The work of spreading slag on
Main Street moves on slowly. The
main difficulty seems to be in get
ting the railroad to deliver the loaded
cars, wheh are loaded at Rockwood,
less than 30 miles away.
This beautiful weatheer, which re
minds one of June, is puttting our
farmers actively at work all over the
country. Indications are for larger
crops of all kinds this year than ever
The Rush Cooperage have had their
works shut down at Crab Orchard for
a short time, but we are informed
they will start work again in a few
W. B. Johnson has recently taken
a picture of a rock in Renfro Hollow
that shows the face of a woman very
distinctly. She is smiling in a very
pronounced manner. He calles the
picture the "Old Woman of Renfro
Hollow." The lady is evidently smil
ing over her Easter bonnett, which
shows distinctly1 and is of the latest
style. The rock is at the side of the
Memphis to Bristol pike and few
people would notice the likeness to a
head and face in the rock unless their
attention was called to it, in that
case it becomes very distinct.
Rev. L. A. Hurst, who was called
here to preach the funeral of James
E. Caudell, Sunday, remained until
Tuesday for a visit with friends and
church people. Rev. Hurst was for
some time pastor of the Baptist
church here and finds may old
friends and acquaintances who were
gland to greet him.
Mrs. A. J. Kearsey. aged 55, fell
from a marry-go-round at Monterey
Friday night as the result of heart
failure. She died at once. She leaves
three daughters, a son and husband.
The daughters are married and five
in Kentucky and the son in Texas.
Her husband was for several years
an engineer on the T. C. and Southern
but is now retired.
Seven Peer.on. Hurt, But None Kil
UA - Mt.r, Tkur.d.
mursaay at 12:30 a Doner in
plaining mill at Monterey blew up
because of being defective. Seven lard, who lives a mile and a half east
persons were hurt, but none killed, of town, was burned Saturday morn
The property loss is estimated at ing about four o'clock. When Mr-!
Unc ot the victims, Uisto paries,
had not regained senses Saturday,!
but was expected to recover. Severa i
. . .
persons were slightly scalded. The
flews of the boiler were blown two
brocks and the explosion threw down
a large smoke stack which crashed
through the roof of a small house.
vvora dS oecn receive mat tu,
church board of the M. E. Church,
soutn, win meet April 21. 'At that;
time definate action wiil be taken 1
looicing 10 commencing wors on tne
: 1 . ! , . .
buildings for the great school they
propose to establish in this coun.y
to cost $100,000. The location for the
buil'dings has not been selected but
a committee for that purpose wiil
doubtless arrive shortly after the
board meeting. It is understood the
location will be at some point on the
240 acre tract that is convenient to
the railroad so that a depot may be
established for the convenience of the
April I practically 1200 thousand
coal miners struck in England. The
wage dispute was the cause Fears
are entertained that many of the
mines may be flooded and forever
ruined. The strike resulted in orders
being placed in the United States for
many tons of coal.
Former Emperor Charles, of.Hun
gary, attempted to regain the throne
last week, but .the attempt failed.
Several adjoininig nations threatened
war in the event Charles was elevated
to the throne again. He returned to
his former place of exile in Switzer
land. Wooden Shoes and Automobile.
At first thought there seems to be
no relation between wooden shoes and
automobiles. But one never can tell
these days. Wooden shoes play an
Important part In auto building; In
deed they probably reduce the cost of
antos by six and three-tenths cents
each If figured out by an efficiency
At first the auto companies provided
high rubber boots for the men who did
the work; but they soon found, says
the Scientific American Monthly, that
soap and rubber did not agree, and
that the bill for rubber, boots was
quite an Item. And when the war
came on, and the price of rubber
soared, Indeed, It became quite ap
palling. So some bright young man got a lot
of wooden sabots brought from Hol
land or somewhere for actors and
tried them out. The workmen stuffed
paper tightly In around their feet and
encircled their legs with pieces of old
slickers and found that the result was
very satisfactory when worn with the
usual apron.
Midget Motorcycle.
Probably on account of the high cost
of fuel Europeans are making use of
a very small type of vehicle. The latest
Is a diminutive motorcycle, weighing
only 32 pounds. The power plant of
the little cycle is a single-cylinder air
cooled engine of small bore and stroke.
Drive is by means of sprockets and
one chain to the rear wheel. No claims
of excessive speed are made for the
vehicle. No special garage snnoe Is
needed, as, owing to the small size and
light weight of the machine, It can be
easily carried Into the owner's dwell
ing. Seeking Seclusion.
"You said you were going on a fish
ing trip."
"I am," replied Senator Sorghum.
"But I'm going to take a lot of cor
respondence and a stenographer. It
will be one of the fishing trips that
do not particularly disturb the fish."
Making Her a Centenarian.
Miss Passelgn I was born on Lin
coln's birthday.
Mr. Blunt I thought it was abrat
that time. Boatm Transcript.
- R. H. Millard Sutter. Lo.. E.timated
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The barn belonging to R. H. Mil-1
Millard descovered the fire the barn'ces werr rnnHct. .. r r
was in flames and part of the roof fal-
, . . .
' "g m- e sueeded in rescuring
n,s team Dut everything else was
In the barn was the harness for the
team, about a ton of hay, a two-seatea
surray, a mowing machine, some other
farm tools and a small amount of
grain. It was with much effort that
he was able to rescue his team as the
. hlo-ck the doors and he had tQ teaf off
the boards from the side of the barn
and remove the team that way. At
first he thought thev had been iniured
. " '
; ..5 there was fire all over thier backs
but later he found the team had not
been burned more than a slight
scorching of the hair.
His loss on the barn is estimated at
$1,000 and the other loss will amount
to around $300. He was carrying $700
in msuranccon the barn. Mr. Millard
thinks he konws who set fire to the
barn and expects to have sufficient
proof in a short time to justtify ar
He came to CrossviUe baturdcy
morning with the purpose of securing
bloodhounds from Chattanooga, but
when he fund the charge would be
$100, he abandoned the idea. That
the fire was of incediary origan there
seems to be no doubt.
For That Reason thee Leeague Can
not Voto away U. S. Right..
In tbe discussing the controversy
over the island of Yap the Japaneese
made the fundamental error of "as
suming that the league of nations is
el'othed with the power to administer
the affairs of the world. They over
look the fact that the United States
never subscribed to the league, but on
the contrary specifically rejected it.
Its powers extends only to those
enant. It may be that other small
naions, too weak to raise an effective
protest against any action that the
league might take involving their af
fairs, will have to submit to its dic
tation. But the Unitetd States has not
reached the point where it has to sur
render any part of its rights to the
league of nations or any other com
bination of powers. That is a fact
that Japan should keep clearly in
mind as applied to Yap.
It is true that the Japs drove the
Germans from the island and took
possession of it, but their occupancy
was onl'y pending final disposition of
the island at the close of the war.
They had no vested rights in the
island by right of conquest, any more
than the United States took title to
the Argonne Forest when the Ameri
can soldiers drove the Germans out.
The question of the finat disposition
of. Yap became a mater for the peace
settlement, in which the United States
was entitleed to an equal voice with
Japan and each of the other alHies.
By inernationalizing the island the
interest of all nations would be pro
tected, whereas exclusive sovereignty
over it by Japan would give to that
country undue influence over the
cable communications of the Pa-cific.
It is for the former arrangement that
the United States has taken its Stand.
The seventy-five days alloted to
the legislature for which they receive
pay will end with Sunday, which may
cause that' body to remain in session
during at least a part of that day as
much work remains to.be disposed of
and the time is short in which to
handl it.
There is some tafk of a recess from
Saturday to Tuesday to avoid the
Sunday session. It has been sug
gested, however, that the farmer
members ar very dsirous of getting
home to get behind Old Beck to pull
the bell cord a while and that it will
be very hard t0 get enough members
back to form a quorum, shoul'd the
proposed recess be taken.' Just what
will be done is as yet very uncertain,
except in one way, they will not tay
longer than they are paid.
- v..Mjfcv ur ucva. I. n
lj.me. Cud.ll t .u u j
(James Caudell, Hero of the Hinden-
burg Line, Buried in City Ceme-
tery Sunday.
The remaine of James E. Caudell,
aged 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. T.
Caudeir, were laid to rest in the city
cemetery Sunday. The funeral servi-
Snow and L. A. Hurst the latter
, . , ursi, me latter
preaching tthe sermon, having
oeen called here from Bessemer, Ala.,
for that purpose.
The dececased was a member of the
volunteer con pany raised in this and
Fentress cou&ty at the opening of the
great war. lie was in the famous
First Division that assisted in break
ing the Ilindenburg Line on Septem
ber ..id 29. He feU fghting on
September 29. The remains were
interred with other American soldiers
at the time and later the irovernmrnt
shipped the remains here at the re
quest of the family. An escort of
ex-service men was provided to es
cort the- remains from the church to
the cemetery.
ReRv. Hurst was for some years
pastor of the Baptist church here and
was personally acquainted with the
deceased. He paid a most glowing
tribute to this worthy Christian
young man. He dwelt on the high
Christ ian character of the young man
and his fidelity to the higest ideal of
Christian citizenship. The writer was
personally acquainted with the young
man and knows him to have been a
most worthy and respected man. of
high character and worthy the esteem
of all good citizens.
The remains arrived here Saturday
and the furneraf services were con
ducted in the Baptist church and were
attended by a large number of Cross-
ville people and others from different
parts of the county. All that kindly
sympathy could suggest was done by
sympathizing neighbors and friends
to lighten the great burden of sorrow
that fell upon the family. ,
We wish to extend to the good
people of Crossvifle and Cumberland
county oaf' most sincere and heart
felt thanks for their kindness and
sympathy in the burial of our beloved
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. M. Caudell.
Indications point very strongly to
the appointment by President Hard
ing of former Governor Ben W.
Hooper as Commissioner of Internal
Governor Hooper has the entire
republication state delegation behind
him and the Anti-Saloon League is
very active in his behalf. It is claimed
that his strongest opponent is a West
Virginia man who is classed as wet.
The record of Gov. Hooper during his
two years as governor of Tennessee
s proving a very strong card in his
favor with all prohibation forces.
New York detectives made a big
haul in morphine, cocane and heroin
amounting to $250,000. Four men were
arrested at the same time. The drugs
were in a box marked "Spaggetti" and
was stored in the shed to the rear of
a grocery store. A detective was sit
ting on the box when the groceryman
came to get it. He thought the detec
tive was a tramp and ordered him out
of his woodshed. The detective then
placed him under arrest and took the
box containing the drugs. Other de
tectives had arranged to buy $2,000
worth of the drugs from the grocery
man and three other men and all
were arrested.
Railroads are reducing their sec
tion forces because fewer trains are
being run.i It the case of the Ten
nessee Central there will be only one
Section squad where there Where
three. Many roads are reducing their
forces at that rate.
Judge Sanford has granted a stay
of proceedings in the sale of the
Tennessee Central railroad to May 2
conditionally on reorganization
movement. In any event he wilf hear
the case May 7 and it is probable that
some final adjustment wilf result.

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