Near Harrison, Tennessee,
January 29,1879 - - Miss LIZZIE
GUTHRIE, daughter of J A P GUTHRIE, Esq.,
aged 20 years. LIZZIE
was an interesting and promising young
woman, but she was cut
down in the bloom of her youth. How sad
that one so young and
full of promise should be taken from loving
friends. She died
in full hope of immortality and eternal
life. R H GUTHRIE
In this city on February 2,1879 - Miss
RACHEL GODBY, at the
age of sixty-six years (66).
HUT AMARINE, the boss moonshiner of Blount
county, and the
murderer of JOHN COOPER, of Knoxville, has been arrested. $500
reward was offered for his arrest.
WEEKLEY HERALD February 13,1879
Died, of consumption, February 2,1879,
at the residence of his
mother, 10 miles southeast of Cleveland, - - Mr. W L SANDRIDGE,
in the 29th year of his age. The deceased
was the son of HUTSON
and M A SANDRIDGE - - now Mrs. M A DOBBS.
Mr. SANDRIDGE was revered by all people who knew him as a man of high princpale.
Everything like deception was detestable
in his eyes. For a
year and a half he suffered with a slow
and fatal disease.
Looking at his feeble wife and three little
boys, no wonderthat
for some time he could hardly reconcile
himself to his fate.
Twelve days before his death he made a
profession of faith in
Christ as his savior; from that time to
the last he seemed
perfectly resigned, and only wished to
live that he might show
how great things the Lord had done for
him. His remains were
layed to rest on February 4,1879, in the
Sugar Creek graveyard
by the side of his father and other relatives.Seldom
been the writers lot to see so many people
at a funeral. Nothing
but deep respect for the deceased could
have brought so large
a crowd together on such an occassion.
May God especially bless
the widow and orphan boys.
SAML. McGUYRT, a cotton buyer from ROme Ga. was arrested in
Monday charged with swindling the firm of FROST
& PANCHES out of ten thousand dollars.
Small sum to kick up
such a fuss about.
Six prisoners made their escape Monday
from the Blount county
jail. One them played off sick, and asked
the jailor to build
a fire, which he came in to do, when they
took his keys and
pistols from him and departed in peace.
Five of them United
States prisoners and one other a State
A man by the name of ARTHUE E MURPHY committed
last week by shooting himself. Financial difficulties
was the cause says the Chronicle.
Mr. JOHN GOODNER has torn away part of
the old Trim Hotel on
his lot. It is none of our business but
if we had a nice new
house on such a lot as that we would prefer
to remove all old
shacks. Better move it Mr. GOODNER. If
you dont,people will
laugh at you.
Mr. J E SURGUINE, we understand will shortly
open a stock of
dry goods and general merchandise in the
building now occupied
by A S HOFFMAN. Mr. HOFFMAN is to move
to another building.
WEEKLY HERALD FEBRUARY 20,1879
Married - by Rev. G W FINNELL, February
17, - GEO. MARTIN
to Miss MARY S ELLISON.
February 18,1879 - by Rev. WM. HUMPHREY
- W T JONES, of Bradley
to Miss MATTIE SHELTON, of Murray county,
NATHANIEL BAXTER, who killed SAMUEL II.
HIX last fall in
was last Thursday acquitted by the circut court of
W H BALLEW,, an Athens merchant od several years standing, has
failed for considerable amount, and made
an assignment for the
benefit of his creditors.
WEEKLEY HERALD FEBRUARY
February 21,1879 - - Mr. JAMES OFFICER,
aged about 74 years.
Mr. OFFICER had been a citizen of this
county nearly all his
February 14,1879 - - Mrs. JANE DUGGAN,
aged about 94 years.
Mrs. DUGGAN died in the Christian faith.
Her son, Mr. J N DUGGAN,
returns his thanks to their neighbors for
their kind attention
during his mothers illness.
Dr. W M CLARK, of Franklin
is the new editor of the NAshville
Banner. He is said to be an able writer.
ANDERSON HICK, the last one of the Maryville prisoners that
escaped jail, has been captured and returned
M M STANTON, Supt. of the S R & D R
R, who was injured by the
breaking of the bridge on that road last
week, died last Thursday
from the injuries.
At the residence of A J CATE, Esq, Chatata,Tennessee, February
19,1879, by Rev. K C ATKINS - - Dr. JOHN
L. SHUGART to Miss
ALICE CATE, all of Bradley county.
Tennessee, February 19,1879, by Rev. K C ATKINS -
Mr. A B HORTON, of Texas to Miss MATTIE KEEBLER, of Chatata,
February 25,1879, by Rev. C M GRAY - Mr.
RICHARD CLARK, of
Georgia to Miss EMMA LEE, of this city.
MARCH 6,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. W H TONKIN, who went to Kansas about three months ago, has
concluded that the sunny south is good
enough for him and has
Mr. ROBERT ROGERS left Tuesday for the
west. He will look at
Miss FANNIE BROWN, of Greenville, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
ARTHUR TRAYNOR, of this city.
Miss LURA HOSS, of Jonesboro',
and Miss KATE BRABSON, of Athens,
who have been visiting the Misses HUGHES,
have returned to thier
Miss MAY JOHNSTON and Miss NORA HARDWICK
of this city left last
nightto attend Martha
Washington College at Abingdon, Va.
Mr. BROWN, of the Knoxville Chronicile,
was in the city yesterday
looking after the intrest of the journal.
MARCH 20,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. LUKE CALLAWAY, of Monroe county, gave us a plesant call
Mr. FRED LANG, of Ducktown, has been in
the city the past few
days. He will make his future home in the
Mr. W E RUSSELL is spending a few days
with his friends and
relatives of this place.
Mr. JOHN FOUST has begun a neat little
dwelling house and the
Messers. TALLENT are putting up a large
blacksmithand wood shop.
Mr. WM. BANKS started last Thursday to
the gold mines in Ga,
where he and Mr. G W GOODRICH have a lease.
JAMES BENNETT, our enterprising and obliging
merchant, is still
improving, by putting up a neat little
picket fence around and
in front of his beautiful dweling.
Dr. PHILLIPS, our highly esteemed physician,
has been quite
feble for some time, though at this time
is convalescent and
thinks he will be able for duty in a short
time. He too is
preparing to build a second home.
Considerable gloom was cast over our neighborhood
on the 10th
inst. by the announcement of the death
of Mrs. HARRIETT COOPER,
wife of our highly esteemed citizen, DEMSEY
COOPER. She leaves
a husband and one little daughter to mourn
A young man by the name of DAVE FOX was
shot and dangerously
wounded by a young man named CLINTON GIFFE,
ANDREW JOHNSON, the only remaining son
of ex-president JOHNSON,
died at his home in Greeneville, Tennessee, last Friday.
MARCH 28,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
March 20,1879, 6 miles east of this place,
wife of FRANK CARTWRIGHT, aged about 33
years. She leaves a
husband and six little children to mourn
APRIL 3,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Sunday - March 30,1879 - by Rev. J B FORD
- - Mr. JEFF.
to Miss ROSA DYCHE, all of this city.
Mrs. HARDWICK, mother of F E & C L
HARDWICK, of this city, died
Ga. Thursday last. Her remains were brought back
to this place and buried Friday. Mrs. HARDWICK
was one of the
oldest ladies of this place.
APRIL 10,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Since my last letter: Rev. JOHN CUNNINGHAM,
of Cookville, has
moved into the neighborhood. M. DICKSON,
a boot and shoe
makerfrom Birchwood, has located here,
and several lots have
been sold. The enterprising firm of CRAWFORD
& AUIT have bought
an acre of land and will soon put up a
large two story business
Mr. JOHNSON has got his house framed and
will soon have it
looking real handsome.
Mr. J H DAVIS of Dallas Texas - late of Polk county Tennessee,
has returned to his old home for a few
The Fire Fiend
On Friday last, about 1 o'clock p.m. the
residence of Mrs. E
E FLETCHER, about two miles northwest of
Cleveland, on Candy's
Creek, were destroyed by fire. The fire
was first discovered
in the top of the roof, where it had no
doubt been burning for
some time. The family at the time were
in the house and knew
nothing of the firetill the roof was almost
ready to fall in.
The wind blew the fire to the smoke house,
barn, carriage house,
and the tool shed, north of the dwelling
destroying all. The
dwelling was a brick structure, well built
and finished. The
loss is estamited at $5000 and no insurance.
Nothing was saved
from the dwelling but SMALL AMOUNT OF BED CLOTHING nd a few
pieces of furniture - not even a change
of clothing for the
family. The library that cost Col. FLETCHER,
in his life time,
about $1800, was totally destroyed. A mower,
wagon and carriage
were saved from the barn. There was none
of the family at home
at the time except Mrs. FLETCHER and two
young daughters - -
son and farm hand being too far away to arrive in time
to help any.
The Shooting Of McCARTHY By JEFF MONTGOMERY
Saturday evening about 3 o clock, an Irish
peddler by the name
of JOHN McCARTHY was shot by JEFF MONTGOMERY,
the ball taking
effect in the right side, above the hip,
and ranging across
into the stomach. The circumstances are
about as follows:
McCARTHY was under arrest from drunkenness
by the city marshall,
who was taking him to the Mayor's officefor
trial; when within
a few feet of the court house step MONTGOMERY made his appearance
on the scene, pulling from his pocket a
pistol, the pistol was
discharged, the ball taking effect
as above stated. MONTGOMERY
stated the shooting was accidental, others
claiming that it
was done on pourpose; MONTGOMERY was arrested on a warrant from
Justice TIPTON and bound in a bond of $2000
to appear for trial
yesterday morning, at which time the defendant
his attorneys _ S P GAUNT, T M GAUNT, R
M EDWARDS and D M NELSON.
The defendant was affidavid that there
were more wittnesses
whose evidence he desired and thereupon
the case was continued
untill next Monday week. The defendant
gave bond for his
appearance at that time. The main point
in the case seems to
be whether or not the pistol fired before
it fell to the ground.
The trial promises to be very interesting,
as there are so many
wittnesses who saw the affair differently.
We withhold comment
till after the examination. McCARTHY at
this writing is doing
very well but is not out of danger.
Policeman JAMES WIGGINS, of Chattanooga, was murdered Sunday
night in cold blood by a man named ROBERT
SCOTT. WIGGINS was
hunting for SCOTT, who had been at a house
of ill fame, and
was intending to arrest him when SCOTT
pulled out a pistol and
shot him (WIGGINS) down, killing him instantly.
of murder is becomming quite a frequent
occurance in Chattanooga
and other places, and the sooner the law
and courts make an
example of the few such fellows as SCOTT,
the better it will
be for the country. In the south it is
getting so an officer
of the law risks his life every time he
attempts to arrest a
From the Chronicle we learn that Hon. J
M THORNBURG is still
confined to his bed in Knoxville. But that his physicians report
his case is more favorable.
COL. JNO. B MINNIS, Special Agent of the
Post Office Department,
was in the city Monday, and left Tuesday
morning for Ducktown
COL. MELTON was Monday confirmed as Revenue
Collector for the
Our young friend J C WHITE, of Knoxville, has been spending
a few days with his many friends and relations
in this city.
Our young fellow townsman WHEELER ROGERS
left Thursday last
for Butler county Kansas, which place he
expects to make his
Mr. ED GREGG has returned from Cincinnati
Southeren R R on a
visit. He reports the track laid and engines
NATHANIEL HALL, one of the oldest citizens
of Polk county, died
at his home near Conasauga last Friday,
at the age of 78 years.
MAY 8, 1879
RULER WOODEN, nolle on cost
ROBT. LEE & wife, fined $5 and cost.
JOHN PARKER, drunkenness, fined
WILEY RINKLE, cont by def't.
JOHN CASH 3 cases, cont' by state
G W CARDEN
" " " "
HUGH EVANS, nolle on cost
G W CARTEN, cont' by State
" " " State
" " " deft.
W BARRETT nolle on cost
J T SMITH assult, nolle
CRAWFORD CASH cont' by deft'
JEFF MONTGOMERY, fined $1 and cost
All the foregoing cases were misdemeanors.
The following cases
were for selling Suprise packages:
A A RAGSDALE fined .50 and cost
L D CAMPBELL " " " "
J H BALL
vs. E T V & G R R and R B WEATHERS vs McBENNETT
were continued till tommorrow.
EMORY BROWN vs E T V & GR R continued
J B LEE vs S M LEE continued till next
D N COFFMAN
JAKE McCOY cont by deft'
J P COOPER aquitted
RUSS WOODS indietment quashed
WM. COOPER aquitted
J W MONTGOMERY
L L OSMENT
SAM WETHERLY continued
J W PUGH
HASKELL WIDENER cont' by deft'
ANDREW HARVEY nolle
State vs JOEL HUGHES, larceny, sentenced
one year to
vs W CLARK (colored) charged with perjury
- jury out
as we go to press.
Resigned - JEFF MONTGOMERY, Constable of
the 6th district,
resigned his post last Monday.
May 1,1879 by Rev. Mr. CROUCH - Mr. GEO.
BRADFORD, of McMinn
county to Miss JULIA BRYANT of this county.
A Bold Robbey
Sometime during Tuesday night, unknown
parties entered the
Grocery store of J W MONTGOMERY near the
depot and stole $32.50
in silver from the drawer. The entrance of the buglars was
effected by way of the side window. Nothing
else was stolen
except the money.
Mr. S Y PIERCE, of Spring Garden, has one of his fish ponds
finished. It contains about two million
gallons of water. He
will have the other one finished in about
State vs W. CLARK
(colored) charged with perjury sentenced for
State vs MERIDA WOLF, charged with malicious
shooting, not quilty
State vs JOHN DIXON charged with - - son
continued till next
JOHN BLACKBURN vs W B FARRAR . continued
J W WALKER, Bros. & Co. vs W W WOOD & Co. continued
State vs R A JOHNSTON nolle on cost
T A CHAMBERS vs M LEE Mistrial
State vs JAS. NIPPER, 2 cases, cont'
EMORY BROWN vs E T V & G A R R cont'
State vs HENRY NIPPER cont'
vs E T Va & G R R cont'
H W SMITH
vs JOHN WALLACE continued
DAN. WALDROOF vs CATE & WOOL Judgment for the plaintiff and
new trial granted.
State vs RUSS WOOD cont'
C L HARDWICK vs J C KELLY, adm. Judg't for dft. and new trial
State vs JOHN CARTER charged with accessory
to murder, cont'
State vs G W CARDEN Stricken from the docket.
State vs MARY NORTON and HENRY MOULDEN cont'
ROSA C DAVIS vs A J UPTON continued.
State vs JEFF MONTGOMERY, charged with
malacious shooting. In
this case the State was represented by
D M NELSON who waived
the "malicious " part of the indictment
and the defendant pleaded
guilty to an "assult". The jury returned
a verdict for $100.
State vs HENRY MOULDEN, for an assult with
intent to kill JOHN
CARTER. In this case the frand jury failed
to find a bill of
indictment , and prisoner was ordered released.
State vs JOHN BECK, charged with robbing
J W MONTGOMERY's store
defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced
to the penitentiary
for a term of 2 years.
The fund for the relife of the family
of the murdered Chattanooga
policeman WIGGINS amounts to $215, and
the subscription is still
Constable HAYES left on Friday nights train
for Knoxville and
returned Saturday morning, having in charge
JON BECK colored,
charged with robbing J W MONTGOMERY's store
last week. BECK
is a boy about fifteen years of age. He
claims that another
person did the robbery while he watched.
He had bought a new
suit of clothes, a watch and a pistol,
valise, slik hankerchief,
red stockings, and a box - toed shoes He
to be stylish while his $32.50lasted.
Mrs. J H CRAIGMILES, who has been East
for several months,
returned home yesterday morning.
MAY 29,,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
HARRY GRISCOM is looking after the intrest
of his paper.
JACK BERRY HILL has invented a new kind
of reaper blade that
is said to be an improvement on any of
the old kinds.
The cases disposed of in court Monday were
all State cases.
THOS. NEIGHBORS discharged
GEORGE ELDRIDGE 2 cases, c.p., fined $10
P LEEKER nolle on cost
T YOUNG 3 cases, selling whiskey, forfeiture
GEO. BROWN attempt at rape sentenced to
MURDERERS AND ROBBERS ARRESTED
For the past few months there has been
a number of store and
dwelling houses robbed and burned in Murfreesboro, and
occasionally a murder. MAJOR PHUGH, one
of the most promident
citizens of the town was murdered. The
excitement became very
high and the corporation authorities employed
dectives to ferret
out the matter; and the result is, last
Saturday a gang of twelve
men some white some black. Two of these
men BURREL SMITH and
JOHN HALL have confessed to the murder
of Mr. PUGH.It is said
with that the feelinging such that a mob
violence id feared.
Gov. MARKS addressed the crowd Monday and
plead for the law
to take its course.
police were close after BEN TIBBS Sunday morning
just befoe day. They saw him leaving the
house of a friend and
started in pursuit, but as it was dark
he managed to dodge them.
In this issue it will be seen that Gov.
MARKS offers a reward
of $75 for the captue of BEN TIBBS, who
murdered WARREN HENDERSEN
in this place on the 9th of the month.
Mr. PIERCE, of Spring Garden has both of his fish ponds finished
and full of water. He will have his boats
ready for use in a
few more days.
On the morning of the 19th of May 1879
the spirt of Mrs. CIDINE
A LAMON wife of JAMES LAMON, and daughter
of D N & E A BELL
passed. (long obit, basics)
Capt. P L BIBLE is making bricks to build
a new residence for
Mr. PRYOR LEA on the east side of the street
oppsite the PETERS
A little son of Mr. ROBERT LONG - 22 months
of age - died last
Tuesday in this place.