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.Roy Davis Leave with Will Stone's
Car; Pays to Save
His Hide.
Some time ago Will Stone sold a
car to Roy Davis and held a mortgage
on the car for the balance of $98.
When the amount became due Davis
begged for more time on the grounds
that he had not collected certain mon
ey due him. He was given one week
more time. By the time the week was
up Davis had left with the car.
It was about three weeks ago that
Davis left with the car and Mr. Stone
finally succeeded in locating him at
Logansport, Indiana., and had him ar
rested, Davis then saw the peni
tentiary doors swinging open for him
and agreed to pay the amount if Mr.
Stone would say how much. Monday
Mr. Stone received word from Davis
through the officers who had arrested
him. Mr. Stone wired the amount was
$08. Yesterday he received the money
by telegraph. So far as Mr. Stone is
concerned the matter is closed. What
the Indiana authorities will do. re-j
mains to be seen.
Dock Scott I Bound to Federal
Count on a Number of
Among the more than one hundred
men who took the bar examination
some weeks ago were the names of
Stitzel J. Hamby and Augustus Tur
ner, both of Crossville, and both were
admitted to the practice of law. Mr.
.Turner is at this time teaching in the
county while Mr. Hamby is here in
The pte supper given Saturday
night to raise money for a singing
scnooi brought in about $20. Miss
Flora Bristow, of Crossville, was
awarded a box of candy as the pret
tiest girl present. A cake walk was
the source of much fun. J. E. Con
verse and Ted Neal were awarded
the cake.
Another pie supper will be given
at the school house next Saturday
night, September 16, the proceeds to
go on the pastor's salary for this year.
Lloyd Dayton, Eliza Dayton, J. A.
Walker and Adin Benedict made a
'trip to Knoxville last week.
Roy Hinch and Howard Cox have re
turned to the Cumberland Mountain
school for another term.
Mrs. James Dayton, Mr. and Mrs.
Lawrence Dayton, and Miss Edith
Dayton motored over to North Cross
ville Sunday where Miss Edith re
mained to attend the V-umberland
Mountain school. While there they
were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Mrs. Charles Cox visited relatives at
Linary last week.
Mrs. Jessie Vaughn, of IUionis, is
the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Benuedict.
Farmers are busy from dawn until
dark harvesting thir abundant crops.
Labor is scarce here, while we read
of the thousands of unemployed in
the cities. We wonder if these men
really want to work, or are they mere
ly seeking a place on Easy street
where they can draw their weekly pay
and give little or nothing in return.
Sept. 12, O. B. .D
Several of the people from here at
tendedthe dedication of the new
school building at Melvin Sunday.
Mrs. Oliver Brown ad two children,
of Linary, were visiting relatives here
last week.
Ray Sherrill, who was badly burned
some few weeks ago, is at the home
of his sister, Mrs. Jay Tollett. He is
improving rapidly.
M. and Mrs. Tom Kerley and Mrs.
Carrie Murphv attended the teachers'
meeting at Crossville Saturday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs.-.T. S. Ran
dolph, August 21, a boy.
Tom Hall is visking his brother, Ga
len Hall at Melvine, this week. Mr.
Hall fell off the scaffold, breaking his
arm, while building the new school
house at Linary.
We had with us on the fourth Sun
day in August, Rev. P. E. Radford
and Dr. Miller, of Lebanon. Dr. Mil
ler gave an interesting talk.
Mrs. Bessie Ormes was visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Burgess,
Sept. 11 Snow Ball.
Dock Scott, deputy federal prohibi
tion enforcement officer, was bound
to federal court Friday on a charge
of aiding, abetting, manufacturing,
selling and transporting intoxicating
liquor. The case was tried before
jusices J. F. Brown, O. B.. Rector and
U. S. Rose.
Attorneys for the defendant were H.
G Sabine. F. B. McElwee, Jt W.
The state, represented by Attorney
C. E. Keyes, charged that Scott had
captured stills and reported them to
the federal officers, but failing to re
ceive the $10 bounty that is placed
on them, he had loaned them to dis
tillers for short periods for use
"j manufacturing liquor.
Henry CottrelJ, in jail on a federal
charge of distilling, was put on the
stand and swore that he made an
agreement with Scott whereby Scott
"was to furnish a still, meal and other
materials for distilling and to watch
for officers, while . Cottrell was to
make and sell the liquor.
Hughlin Parham swore that he saw
Scott's team, driven by Scott's son,
take a load of meal from Ozone and
drive in the direction of . Cottrell's
home. He followed the team, alnd
shortly before he reacher the home of
Cottrell he met the team coming back
with the wagon empty. As .itjhad
rained shortly before and Scott's was
the first team on the road after the
rain Parham went on to Cottrell's
home and found hat the team had
turned around there.
Parham also swore that he heard
Scott say, in conversation with Shirley
Copeland: "Cottrell talks too much. It
he doesn't keep still he will get us
all in trouble."
Cottrell's wife swore that Scott and
his son, Ed., came to her home in the
night and told Cottrell in her pres
ence that they had come for a still
and that "if they come for it and it
isn't there we will get into trouble."
Cottrell verified this statement.
After the state had finished Scott
took the stand. Attorney Keyes went
to bring his stenographer to take
down Scott's testimony in writing. But
when the attorney returned, however,
bcott s laywers closed the case with
out allowing Scott to testify .
bcott was bound to federal court
at Cookeville by a unanimous verdict
of the three justices. His bond was
fixed at. $1,000. The bond .was im
mediately drawn up and signed by
nine well-to-do citizens of Rockwood
and Roane county. This gave the
$1,000 bond a backing in excess of
$100,000, according to Chairman J. F.
The signers of the bond were: M. L.
Rrown, J. D. Tanner, L. G. McClure,
H. L. Hicks, O. M. Mee, A. T. Grant,
E. D. Smith, C. F. Millican, J. L. Sar-ton.
TemporaryQuarters Will Be Opened in
Section of Measamer Brothers
Those directing the ' launching of
the Cumberland Bank and Trust Com
pany, met Saturdayand took further
steps toward opening the bank for
business at an early date.
It has been decided that the build
ing will be erected adjoining the T. M.
Rector restaurant on the south and
Measamer Brothers on the north.
The building is to be of brick and only
one story. While the plans have not
been secured the sentiment Saturday
was very strongly for having a publ'c
business room in the rear of the ban,t
where any person may go to wr.ie r
persons may assemble for the discus
sion of business deals. There is to
be ample accommodations in the way
of paper, pens ink and other facilities
that will be helpful to those having
business, matters to discuss. There
is also to be a shed built on the lot to
the rear of the bank where farmers
can hitch for feeding and to protect
their teams from weather. A water
ing trough is to be provided also
There will be room for parking cars
it ishoped. .
The plan is to secure a safe of the
latest and most app.roved type. The
bank fixtures are to be modern in ev
ery way. the building is to be only
one story and will probably have a
sky light to provide ample light at all
The present plans are, so far as de
cided upon, to open the bank for busi
ness in a section of the Measamer
Brothers store that is to be parti
tioned off from-the' main store. Just
how soon the bank will beopened for
business Oojan JSWe ,to say as. tt ,
is not known how soon the safe will
be purchased and received, but it is
understood that the matter is to be
pushed as rapidly as. possible. The
capital stock is $25,000. No person has
been selected as cashier as yet, but
W. Bowden, of Jamestown, is
prominently mentioned for the place.
It is expected that work will com
mence on the new building by the
first of October or possibly sooner.
E. P. Melvin WU1 Put in Siding
and Begin Shipments With
in Short Time.
Premiums Amounting to $45,000 to Be
Offered in Many Depart-,
E. P. Melvin, Daysville, has leased
the Millstone mining property for five
years and is preparing the mines for
shipping coal to the general market.
He is now stocking coal in a small
way awaiting the putting in of a sid
ing, which he expects will be com
pleted within two weeks. .
At this time he has only about a
dozen men at work, but as soon as he
is ready for shipping he will increase
his froce and the output will be 100
tons or more a day.
As it is arranged now, he will have
to haul the coal nearly three miles,
but he utilizes an old railroad grade
for nearly the entire distance, which
will make the haul an easy one. He
will use teams and trucks to do the
Mr. Melvin has had considerable ex
perience in the coal business and in
handling men and as coal promises to
bring stiff prices this fall and winter,
the outlook for him to make some
nice mnoey is quite flattering.
The" Tennessee state fair will open '
iat Nashville Saturday. September i6,
t i . . - '
ana win continue tor a week, clos
ing Saturday, September 23.
The fair this year will be the larg
est that has ever been held in tl.e
state. The premium list will amount i
to $45,000 $10,000 more than last year,
and larger than any other fair in
the south, with the exception of the1
Southwestern fair at Dallas, Texas. It
is expected that the attendance at the
fair his year will be the largest ever
known, and, accordingly, many
amusement features have been pro-
vided for the entertainment of the
Premiums will be awarded in live
stock, dairy products, home econom
ics, agriculture and many other de
partments. County exhibits have aTso
been arranged for and many coun
ties from over Tennessee will com
pete for - prizes aggregating about
$4,000 in this department. In addi
tion to these there will be thirty com
munity exhibits.
The chief amusement features will
be harness racing, auto racing and an
excelelnt Midway as an added attrac
tion. Free gymnstic performances
will be given every night of the fair,
followed by fireworks.
Several hundred exhibitors from
outside the state will compete for
Corn and hogs, the Ruth and Na-j GREEK ARMY DESTROYED
omi of agriculture, face difficulties in BY TURKISH NATIONALISTS
Tennessee. The corn crop is approx-
imately 15,000,000 bushels short - otl ft,. ,. t,-. k :
that trf hMyew-while the number ofbetwee-Greece an Turkey for aw
Miss Sue Burton, as "Miss Nash
ville," won second prize in the na
tional inter-city beauty contest at At
lantic City Friday.-
Miss Columbus,' winner of the
first prize, also won the prize as the
golden mermaid and was proclaimed
Miss America.
E. G. Koontz, E. R. Henderson and
Frank Briggs, former employes of the
Southern railway, at Asheville, Friday
were sentenced to seven years at hard
labor on a charge of assault and kid
napping. The men were convicted in connec
tion with the abduction and whipping
of Sam Harris, a strike-breaker, who
charges that they took him to a
spot several miles from the city and
severely flogged him.
On Friday evening the social organi
zation of the Presbyterian church took
their lunches and hiked to the country
home of D. G. Sandman. Those pres
ent were Mrs. Mimi Dunbar, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Parham and the Misses
Almeda King, Mary King, Frances
Lewis, Miss Hortoti Cora Manning and
Mrs. Sandman, Walter Hudson, Blain
Hudson, Chas. Hudson, Edgar Hudson
Tom McCuiston, Earl McCustion, Stan
ley McCuiston, Boyd Lee, Frang Grif
fis, Weatherford, Blain Manning, Wes
hogs for fattening is seven per cent
. fri ' 1
greater tnan a year ago. ine condi
tion of the corn crop declined during
August from 86 to 76 per cent, fore
casting a yield of only 75,214,000 bush
els against 90,713,000 bushels last year.
At the same time, the number ot hogs
months has practically come to an
end trough the crushing defeat given
the Greeks by the Turks. The Turks
are said to be in position to name
their own terms.
The Greek army of 150,000 men has
been practically destroyed. ' Many
for fattening is 1,486,000. against 1,372,-'thousands killed and taktn prisoners
000 last year. while vast numbers of guns and much
Drought over the greater part of munitions have been captured,
the state for the past several weeksme disaster said tQ be the worst
is blamed for the slump in the corn a history ar surpassing thc Aus-
imusij, uy v. a : trian defeat in the World war.
The Greek cabinet has resigned and
there is much talk of King Constan
tine abdicating and the call of Veni
zelos to form a new ministry is freely
talked. The Greek soldiers claim
they have been fighting constantly for
twelve years in their own or other
lands and that the present aim of
Merrit, Tennessee representatives of
the corn and livestock reporting serv
ice. The condition of the corn over
the state, they say, is now far below
the average, though a few counties on
the upper Cumberland and in the
eastern portion of the state still have
excellent prospects.
'I he late hay crop is being harvwted containg f irt1portance
in fine shape, though the yield is cut, waf w d wjsh tQ
short. The production of tame hay . '
is estimated at 1,831,000 tons, com- c
pared with 1,528,000 tons in 1 921. . . . . ..
The condition of other crops in the ; BUREAU FORECASTS 438,000,000
state is: White potatoes, 80 ; i BUSHEL POTATO CROP
Sweets, 83 ; Apples, 80 ; Clover
Seed, 83 ; Millet, 80 ; Pasture, 80 ; The September V, crop estimate, just
Cow Peas, 80; Beans, 75; Sor- i issued by the-crop reporting board of
ghum (for syrup), "6. . j the bureau of agricultural economics,
The average yield of hay is 1.3 ; gives the following estimates of crop
tons per acre. production in the United States :
The acreage of clover seed is 112 ( All Wheat Production, 818,000,000
of Jast year. ' j bushels; yield per acre, 14.4, com-
jpared with a December estimate of
HOWARD SPRINGS j 12.7. Total acreage, 56,770,000. Con-
The box supper held Thursday night
at the school house was a decided
success. Proceeds from it amounted
Frisby, Carl Fritz, RaywSherrill and to $11. The money will be used in
Mr. King. All enjoyed the evening j painting the house,
and sincerelly hope the social com- j Miss Josephine Rupp, of the Pres
mittee will not forget to havethese J byterian country life movement, who
little hikes often. Mrs. Dunbar chap- j has been making a survey of this com
eroned the crowd and will have to munity, left Monday to attend confer
admit she knows how to entertain , ence at Alpine, Tenn. Miss Rupp is
us after all. an earnest Christian worker. After
Mrs. Ceila Belote, of Nashville, is graduating at Moody she answered the
the guest of her son and wife, Mr. Master's call and left her comfortable
and Mrs. T. F. Belote. ihome in Delta, "Ohio, and. entered the
D. G. Sandman and T. F. Belote : home mission work. With regret we
spent last Sunday with their families see Miss Rupp go to other fields, but
Frank Griffis spent last week in trust the Presbyterian board will see
, Rockwood. ! their way clear to send her back to us
1 ' AIt nr nipagpd tn announce the ' ,. ptmnmnitv frrVr in it npar
TO GO AWAY TO SCHOOL )wedding Thursday, of Mr. Ferd Rice, future.
json of Mrs. Rice, and Miss Laura i Mrs. James Hughes and children, of
Quite a number of Crossville young ; Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 'ciifty, are visiting Mrs. Hughes' par-
folk will go to colleges and prepara
tory schools at different places this
year. Among those who will go away
or have already gone are : Misses Fay
Bandy, Margaret and Mary Keyes, and
Messrs. Vernon Buttram and Morris
Bishop to the University of Tennes
see; Miss Hazel Burnett to Carson
Newman college ; .Bert Widener to V.
P. I.: Miss Dorthy Hamby to Milligan
college p Elmore Keyes to Sewanee;
George Harrison to Maryville college.
J. B. Thomas. .The community joins entSl Mr. and Mrs. Isham Turner,
in wishing the young couple a happy The Missionary Society of the
and prosperous life together. Christian church met at the home of
Walyter CcLean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bell Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. John McLean is spending a few . Mrs. C. E. Snod"?rass led the meeting
weeks at home after serving two Miss Farinie Turner, through the
years in the navy, part of which time kindness of Miss Josephine Rupp in
was spent inTurkey. We all welcome giving her a scholarship, left Monday
Mr. McLean home and are quite anx- to enter Durand-Bell school, Hot
ious to hear his stories of servife springs, N. C. Miss Turner is a girl
abroad. 'full of ambition and we are sure will
Sept 11. XX. make good in her school work.
dition 75.5, compared with a ten-year
average of 77.7.
Corn Production, 2,875,000 bushels;
yield per acre, 27.8 bushels, compared
with a Dece'mber, estimate' of 29.7.
Condition, 78.6, compared with a ten
year average of 75.6.
White Potatoes Production, 438,
000,000 bushels; yield per acre, 103.7
bushels, compared with a December
estimate of 90.0, Condition, 79.9 per
cent, compared with a ten-year aver
age of 83.1.
Our school is progressing nicely
with Mrs. Porte rBaldwin as teacher.
J. S. Johns made a business trip tj
Crossville last week.
A large crowd of people attended
the baptizing at Greens Ford bridge
Vergil Tabor is on the sick list this
Miss Clara McCuiston visited with
home folks near Howard Springs last
J. S. Johns attended the baptizing
There will be prayer meeting at the
Fredonia school house Wednesday
Sept. ti. Chrysantehmum.

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