DALLAS MILLER shot himself accidentally
Monday night while laying
on his porch waiting to kill a dog. The
load took effect in
the thigh and is only a flesh wound.
Mrs. ELIZABETH SELVIDGE, wife of JOHN SELVIDGE
of this county,
August 25th, 1878 aged 72 years , 9 months
and 28 days. Mrs.
SELVIDGE had bee a member of the church
for 51 years.
August 25,1878, Mrs. CATHERINE WIGGINS,
wife of GEORGE WIGGINS of this place, at the age of 49 years.
SEPTEMBER 5, 1878
DIED Mrs. NANCY ATKINSON,
wife of C B ATKINSON, of this county on the 26th of August 1878, aged 74
years. Mrs. ATKINSON has
been a consistent member of the Baptist
Church for many years. Mr.
AB. GILES has a four legged chicken that is a curiosity to see. The two extra legs
come out just behind the two natural ones, but are of no use to help its chicken
Sad Accident by Baseball
Mr. ENOCH SHIPLEY, of Georgetown, tells us that PRYOR HOLT,
son of Sheriff HOLT, of Meigs county, was
playing base ball
one day last week when another boy ran
against him accidentally,
giving him a hard jolt and injuring him
internally, from the
effects of which he died Monday. Mr. SHIPLEY
did not know any
other of the picticulars.
JOHN DONOVAN, a Memphian who deserted his
family at the approach
of the scourge, and whose wife and child
died of the fever,
is being handled without gloves by the
press, and his baseness
shown it its true light. DONOVAN was at White Cliff Springs
two years ago and is known to many East Tenneseans. He is the
same "Col. JOHN DONOVAN" as we are told,
who figured conspicuously
in the recent Democratic Convention at
Nashville, creating no
little disorder by his boisterous conduct,
and in this role
he will be remembered by several Knoxvillians,
who were at the
GEO.HOWELL, colored, will be hung to-day
in Greeneville for
the murder of JOSEPH MARTIN.
HERMAN LEE, an infant son of Mr. W. aged
about 9 months, died
Tuesday night. [September 5,1878]
SEPTEMBER 12, 1878
REVENUE VIOLATORS ARRESTED
U S MARSHALL J C DUFF arrested and brought
TIPPTON this week J C CHAMBERS, JAMES FLETCHER
and THOMAS JONES on a charge of violating the revenue law. They were held over
to Federal Court and put in jail.
Dr. RUSH MONTGOMERY of this city left Saturday
to tender his
services to the sufferers of the yellow
fever in Memphis.
Death of Dr. NORRIS.
Dr. JAS. B NORRIS, of Chattanooga,
who went to Vicksburg
a little over a week ago with fifteen nurses
to assist the yellow
fever sufferers, died Monday with diseases.
This is only another
instance where a brave man rushed into
the jaws of death to
help his fellow beings. Chattanooga can not do too much to honor
J W ALVIS,
a telegraph operator, who was in railroad office
at this place a few years since, and who
went to Vicksburg at
the breaking out of the yellow fever, was
taken down and died
That terrible disease, diphtheria, is proving
very fatal in this
and surrounding area among children.
Mr. S E & EMALINE PERIN last a bright
and lovely little
daughter on Friday last. Many others have
died and many others
not expected to live.
It has been supposed that JOHN DONOVAN
who ran away from his
family in Memphis and left them to die with the fever, was as
mean as a man could get; but the
dispatches from New Orleans
shows that he lives there, and his name
is SCHILLINGER. He had
a servant who, though unclaimed, nursed
her employer's children
successfully through the fever and then
was taken down herself.
At the risk of the poor woman’s life
the brute hustled her into
an open wagon, day before yesterday, and
sent her to the
hospital, in the midst of a drenching rain,
he had had trouble enough in his house
with the fever.
The man JONES who was arrested here Monday
by Capt. DUFF for
violation of the revenue law, is also charged
as being the man
that murdered Lieut. McINTYRE, of the U
S Army, some months
ago in Georgia. Capt. DUFF has had an eye on him for some time.
A few gallons of illicit whiskey was found
in his wagon about
half a mile east of town the day he was
Mr.JOHN GOODNER will soon have a new dwelling
on his lot near
M E Church South, that will add considerably
to the looks of
JOSEPH HUGES, charged with breaking open
the saloon of J W PUGH,
in this place and stealing $15, had his
trial last Thursday
and was convicted and sent to jail for
A white man by the name of PINKNEY BELL
was taken out of the
jail Tuesday night at Murfreesboro and hung. He had killed a
constable who had attempted to arrest him.
By Rev N W MOTHERAL, Sept. 5, 1878 - -
Mr. JAMES F MAXWELL to Miss EMMA A KENNEDY, all of this county.
DIED- Thursday, Sept. 5th,1878
- - son of GEO. and M HAIN, at
the age of 3 years and 7 months.
Mr. JAMES STEED is dangerously ill at his
home in this place.
SEPTEMBER 19, 1878
Chancery Sale of Land
J H SMITH Adm'r vs MINERVA LEA and Others.
In a Chancery Court at Cleveland Tennessee. In the above case
it was ordered by said court at it's August
term, 1878, that
after advertising in the Cleveland Herald
for thirty days the
Clerk & Master should sell to the highest
bidder at the court
house door the following lands, to-wit:
490 acres bounded on
the East by DANIEL McCAMY & JOSEPH
MELTON, on the South by F
A SHANNON & W M WILHOITE & D TEAGUE,
and on the North by DEMPSEY COOPER & M KELLEY, except 25 acres out of the same
heretofore decreed to RILEY WATERS vs J H SMITH, admr. &c, & others. I will also sell 27 acres situated in the 11th district, and
bounded on the North ad South by W A HOSKINS,
West by the land
of RLEY WATERS and East by the lands of
BOB WEATHERSm all in
Bradley county, Tennessee, and known as the ISAAC R LEA land.
In obedience to said decree I will sell
said land to the highest
bidder at the court house door in Cleveland, Tennessee on
Saturday, the 5th of October next, in such
parcels as may be
thought best on the day of the sale, and
excepting the lands
covered by the dower and homestead of MINERVA
LEA and credit
of six and twelve months time will be given,
bearing interest from dates, and to be
sold without redemption.
Sept. 3rd, 1878.
DEATH of JAMES W STEED
The Herald last week announced that Mr.
JAMES W STEED was
dangerously ill at his residence in this
place. On Saturday morning last he was taken considerably worse, and by noon all hopes of recovery were despaired of. He breathed his last breath about 8 P.M. the same day, and was buried Sunday evening. Mr.
STEED was in his thirtieth year. He leaves to suffer
a wife and one child, a father, a mother,,
three brothers and one sister and many friends and associates to mourn his untimely
Mr. W L LEDFORD and family and JO STEWART
and family, accompanied by young Mr. WITT and JOHN KETCHERSID, all of Ducktown
passed through this place enroute for Kansas.
ADAM WILSON, one of the murderers of the
Revenue Officers JOHN
COOPER has been captured in North Carolina. This only leaves
HUT AMARINE at large yet.
A telegram received here from Capt. J E
RAHT Monday from Mr.
ROBERT CLAMPIT, of Grand Junction, states that the yellow fever
is spreading there. Mr. CLAMPIT has lost
one child to it.
family of JAMES W STEED request us to return their thanks
to the people of Cleveland for their kindness to him during
Number of Deaths in Chattanooga Since Last Week
Mrs. FRANK RAGSDALE, late of this city,
died Thursday last,
Miss JENNIE MILLER, also; on Friday the
deaths were as follows;
Mrs. R PARKER, SARAH FARMER, CAROLINE ROGERS,
THOMAS LIMPKIN, Mrs. SPENCER and a colored infant, Saturday; FANNIE STANFIELD,
P MALONEY, Rev. G H BRENNER, Father RYAN, ED. ROBINSON, FRANK RAGSDALE and Mrs. SPENCER; Sunday and Monday deaths were; Mrs. FLEMING,
J L McINTOSH, SALLIE SHELTON, Mrs. HENLEY, Mrs. GODSEY, HENRY BERGE, JOHN VALARO,
and Mrs. BRIDGES. Tuesdays deaths were; JOHN O'NEIL and Mrs. HORAN. Latest- This morning's report gives deaths of yesterday; S.
GOLDSTEIN, JESSIE KINNEY, JOHN PARKER,
ROSA BARKLEY. Six new cases reported with seven other cases doubtful. Mrs. RAGSDALE,
mother of late B F RAGSDALE, was taken
down yesterday near Knoxville.
Her case is thought to be a light one.
In the death of FRANK RAGSDALE, of Chattanooga, from yellow
fever, the railroad loses one of its best
agents on the line.
Mr. RAGSDALE was well known in this city-
having lived and
married here during the rebellion. He was
depot agent when the
war broke out.
Death of JACK BEARD
A postal card received by JAS. MONTGOMERY from RUSH MONTGOMERY, last Sunday states that JACK BEARD died on the 25th with yellow fever
in Memphis. BEARD went from here with the doctor to Memphis about three
weeks ago and has been nursing the fever. He was
a son of the late Col. STEPHEN BEARD of
this county, and was
known as a warm hearted clever young man,
and liked by all who
knew him. RUSH reports himself as up and
OCTOBER 10, 1878
YELLOW JACK Latest from Chattanooga
The following from Chattanooga Tuesday night gives the death
list as follows:
ANDREW WARREN, HARRY SAVAGE,CHAS, KEISLE,MATT
SCHWEIR, MRS. CHAS. KENNY, MRS SARAH HALL, MRS. JULIA BELL a nurse, and MARGARET
from other causes, Patterson’s child, MRS. SMITH and JOHN TRUALL.
The new cases of fever officially reported are: DR. G A BAXTER, MICHAEL BUTLER,
ANNIE RAYNER, HUGH TALLEY, THOMAS SINGLETON and MARGARET BUSTER, all white, ED
SHEPPARD, JOHN PARHAM, LUCY HENDERSON, MRS. CHAS. ROGERS, MARY NANCE,
a child of JANE HARRIS, DEADRICK NANCE,
DANIEL McDonald, MARY McDONALD, LENA McCOY and MRS. JOHN BAYSAW, all colored. Cases unofficially but reliably reported; ELIZA BAILEY, colored,
and A. WEINECKE, white. Five doubtful cases
are officially reported, three white, two colored. The nurse and doctor whose names were withheld yesterday were: MISS HATTIE ACKERMAN and DR. FRAER. Both are resting easy now, but their cases are very critical.
DR. BARR is doing well and it is denied that he has yellow fever. DR. BAIRD is
resting well. The total number of cases now under treatment in the city is 132.
As we go to press we learn that there are
three deaths yesterday
- H. SINGLETON, ALFRED COMMON, and JAMES NANCE.25 new cases were reported, among
them DR. WIGHT. This makes 157 cases.
CHANCERY LAND SALE
J H SMITH Adm'r vs MINERVA LEA and others.
MR. CASWELL GOODNER, who has been assisting
in the building
of MR. JOHN GOODNER's house in the first
ward, fell from the
top of the house Tuesday to the ground
and was badly hurt in
the back. The home is a two story building
with a steep roof
and he had failed to make his scaffolding
YELLOW FEVER ROMANCE
There was a romance connected with the
death of ZACK OLIVER,
letter carrier. Ten days ago, while on his way to
his lodgings, he encountered , very ill
with fever a young
Jewess, MISS PHOEBE MENDLESON, who had
come into the city to
enquire for letters which were expected
from her parents, who
had fled to some Northern city when the
fever first appeared.
MISS MENDLESON had remained with some friends
who had removed
to the country. Seeing her condition, kind
hearted ZACK took
her to his room and went in haste for a
physician, which he
secured, and by his attention to her, in
conjunction with the
nurse furnished by the HOWARDS, the young
Jewess was saved from
death. Three days ago she had so far convalesced
as able to sit
up, when ZACK was attacked, and although
feeble from her illness,
she aided in the nursing of her friend,
who lingered a few days
and died in the arms of whom he had saved.
This dreaded disease among children is
still raging on the
west side of the county. MR. I B NEWTON
lost a child about two
weeks ago from it, and another on of his
children aged about
three years died Monday from the same disease.
There have been
several cases here in town but none so
far have been fatal.
ROBERT CLAMPIT and another son died from
yellow fever at Grand
Junction last week. This leaves none of
the family except a small
child only a few months old- the mother,
father, and two children
have been swept away by this plague.
DIED- RUTHERFORD HAZEN, infant
son of JAS. M & JULIA A SMITH, aged 18 months, on September 23rd.
OCTOBER 17,1878 WEEKLY HERALD
DR. B R MONTGOMERY
Departed this life October 9th, 1878- Dr.
B R MONTGOMERY, in
the 31 st year of his age, Born in Chattanooga March 20,1878
[?!] ; died in Memphis, of yellow fever, October 9,1878.
Among the many victims of this pitiless
scourge that has
desolated so many homes in the last few
months, no kinder heart
throb has been hushed in death than that
of RUSH MONTGOMERY.
His sad case chronicle. In full health,
in the vigor of manhood,
just upon the threshold of professional
life, having lately
graduated at the Nashville Medical College
with a warm heart
and generous nature, he responded to the
call for aide in the
affected South, went to Memphis from this place, and fell victim
in one of the hottest causes man ever gave
his life in- a desire
to relive suffering humanity. The hero
rushes on death amid
the clash of the battle and his acts are
called heroic. But
to answer a call did Dr. MONTGOMERY, to
mingle with and battle
contagion, to sooth fever fired brain,
and to aid the widow
and succor the orphan, in short to bravely
stand under the wings
of death, displays a higher and nobler
order of courage not
honored as it should be on this earth.
may we not indulge the
hope that it received the sanction of heaven?
was the son of the late RUSH MONTGOMERY,
who achieved distinction
as a lawyer in this circuit, and many will
remember the wit and
learning of the elder, and the general
intelligence of the
younger. Dr. MONTGOMERY left many friends
who always recognized
in him a warm cheering presence. He died
among strangers, he
has gone to serve, and hope is here expressed
that his pillow
of death was made soft and easy by the
Christian hope on the
delightful promises of God, and that the
blood of the cross
atoned for his sins ere his sprit was ushered
into the unknown
and reunited hereafter.
SHE IS GONE
Our beloved sister ELIZABETH KELLEY, consort
of our brother
JAMES KELLEY, was born on the 15th day
of February 1817, in
the state of Virginia, Bateourt county,
and departed this life
on the 20th day of September 1878., being
on the day of her
death sixty-one years, seven months, five
days old. While yet
comparatively young woman she left her
native State and emigrated
with her husband and her parents to Rhea
where she lived until the day of her lamented
the year 1841 or 37 years ago. at the old
Sister KELLEY professed religion, and ever
undeviatingly consistant, faithful and
devoted to the principals
of Christianity as perceptively set forth
and practiced taught
by Christ and His twelve Apostles. When
the storms of civil
war has ceased to rage and our country
had settled into a
peaceful calm, and M E Church was being
organized, sister KELLEY
was among the first to take her stand beneath
the folds of
its spotless banner and by her life of
she won the esteem of all who knew her
and fell to sleep in
the arms of Jesus.
YELLOW FEVER NOTES
The man BARNETT from Chattanooga
sick at Knoxville has about
recovered. DR. BARR and DR. BAIRD died
Sunday in Chattanooga.
MISS HATTIE ACKERMAN, a school teacher
and nurse, died Sunday
also. HUGH TALTY, the policeman that died
of yellow fever in
Sunday, was the same fellow that was in jail here
one year for the killing of some man there
in an attempt to
arrest. TALLY cleared.