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                                 WEEKLY HERALD


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.





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 ship along.


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]





U S MARSHALL J C DUFF arrested and brought before Commissioner

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

his memory.


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



From Gerogetown

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, remarking that

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 arrested.


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

that corner.


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 sixty days.


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.




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, equal payments

bearing interest from dates, and to be sold without redemption.

Sept. 3rd, 1878.




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 end.


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.


 The family of JAMES W STEED request us to return their thanks

to the people of Cleveland for their kindness to him during

his sufferings.




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.



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 alright. again.


WEEKLY HERALD         OCTOBER 10,  1878


YELLOW JACK   Latest from Chattanooga

The following from Chattanooga Tuesday night gives the death

list as follows:


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

in Chattanooga - H. SINGLETON, ALFRED COMMON, and JAMES NANCE.25 new cases were reported, among them DR. WIGHT. This makes 157 cases.



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 strong enough.




There was a romance connected with the death of ZACK OLIVER,

the Memphis 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.






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? Dr. MONTGOMERY

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.



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 county, Tennessee,

where she lived until the day of her lamented death. About

the year 1841 or 37 years ago. at the old Richland Campground,

Sister KELLEY professed religion, and ever afterwards lived

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 unquestionable piety

she won the esteem of all who knew her and fell to sleep in

the arms of Jesus.



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

Chattanooga 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.