WEEKLY HERALD (cont.)
KILLED BY LIGHTING
Mr. JOSEPH STORY, of Concord, inform us of the death of a mute named
SMITH which occurred near CAMPBELL'S Station a few days since. The deceased was a brother to Mr. COLUMBUS SMITH, who lives in the vicinity mentioned. His brother states that young SMITH,
while at work in an adjoining field, discovered a threating cloud approaching,
and started with scythe in hand, to seek a neighboring shelter. Before reaching
it however, the lighting , attracted by the steel, struck him down, killing him instantly. When found the body disfigured almost beyond recognition.
Miss ANNIE BRADFORD just entering upon
the cares and responsibilities of life, life itself, in its relation to this world, is laid aside and that forever. Yet we trust in God, and hope that what we call death is, to the Christian, only
the beginning of a glorious immortality.
Such immortality we believe is the heritage of the affectionate daughter, the faithful student, the genial associate, the true friend, ABBIE BRADFORD. She was born November 29, 1859, died May 20,1878.
WALTER CRAIGMILES has had an awning erected
in front of his
building which adds considerably in comfort
to those occupying
Just how "SIDNEY" came to turn his buggy over in Ducktown is hard
to tell, but he said it had been looking somewhat rainy a few moments before, and
he was dreaming of the time when he should happy be- - When elephants and hyenas
should blossom on every tree.
June 5,1878 - - HENRY BALDWIN CATE, of
this county - - son of
A J CATE, - - at the age of 21years and
June 7,1878 - - OSCAR DENTON CATE - - only
child of ISHAM CATE
and NAOMA CATE. Aged about 15 months.
June 10,1878- - Mr. PASCAL CARTER at the
age of 86 years. Mr. CARTER was one of the oldest citizens of this county. He died
at the residence of his son, J G CARTER, near Charleston,
and was buried Tuesday with Masonic honors.
From Dalton Enterprise we noticed that
Dr. WARREN, of that place
was killed Monday by Mr. BARNEY BIVINGS.
The Enterprise does
not give the cause of the fuss, but we
understand the dispute was over 30 cents account. The killing was done with a small
stick, with which BIVINGS hit WARREN
on the side of the head. Both parties were good citizens.
JULY 4, 1878
whereas I seized on June 22,1878 one wagon,
yoke of cattle,
two kegs and one jug and about 3 gallons
of illicit whiskey,
2 navy pistols as the property of S J P
PLEMONS, and also a
ten gallon keg and one gallon of corn whiskey
as the property
of WILSON CHESSER, in Ducktown, Polk county,
violation of the revenue law of the United States. The owner
or owners of said property will appear
before JOSEPH A CHOPER
at his office in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, within thirty
days of this date and file claim or the
same will be forfeited
to the United States.
Miss FANNIE CATE born July 9,1861; died
June 27,1878, after
a lingering illness Miss FANNIE CATE, only
child of T L & MJ
CATE, in the 17th year of her age. (long
ESCAPE OF TWO JAIL-BIRDS
On Monday night shortly after dark tow
prisoners - - CHARLEY
McCOY, colored, and MULLINS, white, - made
their escape from
county jail. The circumstances as we get
them from the Sheriff
HAYES are about as follows: McCOY and MULLINS
had been sick
for some time and the county physician
advised him to move them
out of the cage; this being done they had
little trouble to
make their escape when the negro woman
that waits on the
prisoners would go into the jail to take
water and food. It
is supposed they passed out while she was
waiting on other
prisoners in the cage. MULLINS was confined
for making illicit
whiskey and McCOY was awaiting a trial
in the supreme court
CARD OF THANKS
It id known by this entire community that
our darling daughter
and only child, FANNIE, was attacked with
measles the first
day of April, at Wards Seminary, Nashville, Tenn., which was
followed by Typhoid Fever, from which she
died June 27,1878.
We have adopted this plan to express our
very special thanks
to our many friends for so kindly favors
and special acts of
kindness; also this entire community for
solitude and sympathy
unprecedented in the history of our lives.
It seemed that FANNIE
occupied a place in the heart of every
one in our city and
country who knew her, which was manifested
fully during her
sickness by such great anxiety for her
recovery, and great grief
at her death. We thank the merchants, bar-keepers
shop-keepers, as well as all other business
houses, for the
respect shown in closing up the same during
the funeral. We
also thank especially the pall-bearers
for handling so carefully;
we also thank and bless the good people
who composed the choir
at the church that made such fine music
at her funeral. We cannot
close this card without kindly thanking
Mr. J W THOMAS Supt.
& Chattanooga, Railroad, for extraordinary kindness;
also Mr. SAM REESE and many others for
the E T & V G Railroad
for care and assistance in getting FANNIE
home. also to Dr.
DAY for his untiring efforts to restore
THOS. I CATE
MARGARET J CATE.
has returned from Georgia.
Dr. W C CARSON has returned from Ducktown.
Mr. JESSE H GAUNT returned Friday last
from an electioneering
trip through Meigs and Rhea.
Col. D M NELSON left Tuesday for Ducktown,
at which place he
is to deliver the oration on the occasion
of the 4th of July celebration to-day.
Our young friend JO. JOHNSTON
has arrived at Poughkeepsie all
right and is stopping at 69 Catherine St.
.A man by the name of JOHN LACKEY shot
and killed JAMES HALL
in Blount county last Monday. LACKEY was
drunk and killed HALL
without excuse. LACKEY is in jail.
At the home of the bride, in Rhea county,
July 15,1878 - Rev.
S W TINDELL, of this place to Miss KATIE
CHATTEN. The happy
couple arrived in Cleveland on Tuesday evening last.
$25.00 dollar reward will be paid for the
return of CHARLEY McCOY, colored, who broke jail in Cleveland, July 1st. McCOY is about 5 feet and 5 inches high, black, one eye smaller than the other- is about 30 years
H H HAYS, Jailor.
July 15,1878 - ADELIA WOLF, daughter of
MESIDA WOLF, of this
city- aged 2 years and 14 days. Mr. WOLF
requests us to return
the thanks of himself and family to their
neighbors and friends
for their kind treatment and assistance
during the illness of
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
At a meeting of Star Commandary No. 3,
C O G C, a committee was
appointed to prepare for the Commandery
a suitable expression
of the appreciation of our late sister
lady, EMMA N HAWK, and
thereupon the following was submitted and
adopted: A good and
pure woman has fallen and our Commandery
has lost one of its
brightest ornaments. We will not complain
at the rulings of
providence. She is gone upwards to a higher
citadel than this,
where peace and goodness, and charity prevail
sermon) Knight A J WHITE, Knight, F E HARDWICK,
Lady, KATE ROGERS
Died, on Monday , the 15th inst.(1878),
ADELIA , infant daughter
of M & E WOLF, aged 2 years and two
weeks. Thus the fond parents
have been deprived of a beloved child,
at a time, too, when
the mother, from severe indisposition might
be supposed to be
least able to stand it; but recognizing
the hand of God in the
that snatched from them a tenderly loved infant,
they have been enabled to submit in full
hope of a happy re-
union in a world where sickness and death
are no more known.
Yes, dear ADELIA, thou art gone to that
bourne, From whence
no travler 'er returns, An we, thy friends,
are left to mourn,
That thy bright race should end so soon. FLORENCE C LUSK.
ETHEL, infant daughter of Rev. J B FORD,
aged 6 months, of
cholera infantum, July 24, )1878)
July 23,1878, by Rev N W MOTHERAL - Mr.
F E HARDWICK to Miss
MINNIE GUINN, all of this place.
Mr. BICKNELL, of Ducktown, gave us quite
a pleasant call the
Rev. T C CARTER, of Tullahoma, was in the city this week, and
lectured at the M E Church Monday night
on behalf of the
College at his home.
Col. E G DUVALL, Supt. of the copper mines,
has been in the
city during the past two weeks on business.
Our young friend JAMES LAYNE, of Ducktown,
is in the city
spending a few days with his relatives
and friends. Jim looks
as if copper smoke agrees with him.
Last Wednesday, at ENOCH SHIPLEY's near
while being let down a well, fell 25 feet on a solid
rock; being in a box he was not badly hurt.
Mr. JOSEPH L SWAN, an old and respected
citizen of this county,
died at his home, about 1 1/2 miles north
of this place last Tuesday, at the age of 79 years.
Four negros were taken from jail in Monroe,
Lousianna, by a
masked man Tuesday and hung. They were
in jail on a charge of
murder. The mob numbered about fifty persons.
JIM LONDON says old man ROGERS and JO STAMPER
have been gassing about their corn for several years, and now he is ahead of them.
JIM is no slouch when it comes to raising
JO. HARLE's new house will improve
the appearance of Inman street
considerably what JO. is going to put in
that new house - he is but an old bachelor.
From the Chattanooga Commercial we noticed
that a colored man
by the name of JIM BRUCE shot and killed
another colored man
by the name of JOHN WALKER, The fuss was
over a white woman
who is well known to the officers of the
law in this community,
by the name of "MATT COPELAND" It is said
she had the killing
Died, Saturday, the 27th (1878) inst.,
SAMMIE, infant son of
B H & E J POPHAM, aged 19 months. Thus
another home has been
darkened by the shadow of death; another
form has passed away
and we are called to morn the dear departed.
But oh! it was
only an infant bud severed from its parents
transplanted love, and should we morn when
we know our loss
is its gain; for Jesus hath said "of such
is the kingdom of
Heaven". Looking above for consolation,
we would bow ourselves
in submission to His will, knowing that
all things work together
for good to those that love Him. Our the loss and not our darling; Ours the pain and his the joy; Ours the mourning and the weeping; His the bliss without
alloy. A L B
MARY MEDILL, a commonly white girl of sixteen,
was on Thursday
last week stripped to the waist, tied to
the Elizabeth (Va.)
Court House whipping post and given twenty-five
a raw-hide, the master of the cat -o-nine
tails being a negro
constable, big, burly and accustomed to
hard knocks. The girl
had stolen a pair of shoes. The constable
hardly touched in
his strokes, but it is said that all concerned
in the whipping
were miserable at the time, only executing
the law under protest.
Whether the girl was white or black, the
spectacle must have
been anything but edifying. The whipping
post is a relief of
barbarism that finds favor only on Delaware and Virginia.
THE VOTE OF BRADLEY COUNTY
The following is the vote of Bradley county
at the election
of August 1st 1878:
P B MAYFIELD, 1, 120; W M BRADFORD, 771
D C TREWHITT, 1,222; J B HOYL, 625, S B
W E F MILBURN, 1057, A L SPEARS, 885.
G B HAYES, 1155, ISAAC LOWE, 827.
R W SELVIDGE, 1038, W H CURRY 949.
J H RUCKER, 1070, J N B LUSK, 947.
A J WHITE, 1020, W F LOWERY 997.
J W HICKS, 649, W M NORMAN, 613, JOHN COFFMAN, 544, B F GREENLEE,
The Constables elected in the town district
are T A HAYES and
JEFF MONTGOMERY. E J PIRKLE was elected
School Director for
The partnership between STONEWALL ROGERS
and myself is this
day dissolved. I will carry on the news
business in the future
at HARTDEGEN's clothing store. August 2,1878 ED HARTDEGEN.
August 3,1878- Mrs. SUSAN COULTER, in the
eightieth year of
her age. Mrs. COULTER was one of
the oldest ladies in Cleveland
and was esteemed by all who knew her. She
relatives and many friends to mourn her
departure from this
H J SPRINGFIELD, of Tyners Station, has
been elected Sheriff
county. He was one of the first men that ever
subscribed for the Herald in that section
and of course it
congratulates him on his success.
DAVID NORTON, son of A J NORTON, ex-register
of this county,
was killed at Chattanooga last Thursday by a negro man. It seems
NORTON was drinking and got into a dispute
with a crowd of negros
and while fighting one of them stepped
up and cut NORTON's throat
with a razor.
Capt. J C MORGAN, of the Post Office Department,
a few weeks with his family in this place.
Mr. JOHN BOWER, of Water Valley, Miss, is spending a few weeks
with here among his family and friends.
Assassination of a Revenue Officer
On Thursday last JOHN and WILL COOPER,
sons of Gen. J A COOPER,
Collector of Revenue for this district,
led a party of men in
search of a noted desperado and illicit
whisky distiller named
HUT. AMARINE, in Blount county, arriving
there just before
daylight on Friday morning. While the search
was progressing, JOHN COOPER and LEA LEWIS,
who were lying behind
a log watching, were approached by men
whom they supposed to
be friends, but proved to be HUT. AMARINE
and some of his men,
and were fired upon. JOHN COOPER was shot
through the left arm
and in the abdomen. After firing, the distillers
COOPER was carried away. He died Friday
night at ten, and his
father and mother reached him about an
hour before his death.
Gen. COOPER had telegraphed to Washington, and had received
authority to raise a force of thirty men
with which to bring
the offenders to justice. With these he
is now in the distilling
district, and we hope he will be successful
further bloodshed. JOHN COOPER was greatly
esteemed in Knoxville.
He leaves a wife and two children.
Elder J B HUNT, in Ooltewah, Mr. W M LOWE to Miss TILLIE
CHILDERS, August 13,1878
Mrs. HAVENS, mother of Mr. BRYANT HAVENS
of this county, died
Saturday last at the age of ninety years.
AUGUST 22, 1878
Capt. J C MORGAN and L L OSMENT happened
with what came very
near being a serious accident Monday evening
while out driving.
They were turning the corner at the Ocoee
House very suddenly
and the buggy turned over, throwing them
both out. Capt. MORGAN
fell upon the step-stones and hurt his
head and hip joint
considerably. OSMENT was not injured.
FLETCHER EMMETT, one of the murderers of
the revenue officer
JOHN COOPER, was caught in Washington county last Thursday night
and brought to Knoxville Friday. From there he was sent to
jail to await his trial. He acknowledged to Gen. COOPER
that he was along when ARMARINE and WILSON
did the killing.
Mr. COOPER promptly paid the reward offered
to him. It is thought
that ARMARINE and WILSON will both be caught
JIM STEED and BEN WOODS have returned from
the springs much
improved in health. BEN looks as fat as
Creek, Tenn., on the 14th inst., by Rev W R GRIMSLEY,
Mr. L W HOLT to Miss JULIA C BOLTON.
A correspondent from Charleston on the 16th, says:
The little six year old son of F A and
M J HAMBRIGHT died near
here to-day of diphtheria. This is three
deaths from this terrible
disease in the past two weeks in this vicinity.
Mr. JOHN F SLOVER, one of the most highly
died last Monday, after a confinement of two weeks.
Mr. SLOVER was one of the oldest and most
prominent Masons in
the State, and has filled the office of
the circut court of
McMinn county for about twenty years.