We had a call from friend P PARKER of Ooltewah
Prof. RAMSEY has returned from a trip to
Georgia where he has
been teaching a music class.
Our young friends OSCAR and GEO. HARDWICK
have returned from
Vanderbuilt University to spend the vacation
SID STEGALL of Roane county has been in
town the past week
telling big fish tales.
JUNE 12,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Another Barn Burned
On Thursday last some person set fire to
the barn of Mr. HENRY
GOINS, in the second civil district, destroying
all its contents,
consisting of corn, hay and a few tools.
A thresher belonging
to a company of neighbors was also destroyed.
This is the second
barn that has been burned in that district
in a short time.
A man by the name of DIXON is now in jail for burning the first
one. We always like to see the law take
its course, but in a
case of house burning we don't know but
Judge LYNCH would do
better, when a case can be proven beyond
P C MILLER, who murdered Z T WASSON in
Rhea county on the 26th
of August 1877, was captured in Delta county
Texas, a few days
since, and has been brought back to the
scene of the foul deed
to start his trial. He was captured by
W H McFALL.
A little son of Mr. HENRY STILL a few miles
south of town, was
kicked and badly wounded in the head by
a horse on Saturday.
Mrs. ELIZA SHUGART, widow of the late Dr.
SHUGART, died at her
home in this county yesterday morning at
the age of 57 years.
JUDGE HOYLE, we understand will shortly
remove the dwelling
house on his premises and erect a new and
more handsome structure
JUNE 19,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Five prisoners escaped from the Chattanooga jail Saturday morning
by sawing a hole in the floor. Two of them
- ROBT. SCOTT and
JIM BRUCE are murderers. Sheriff SPRINGFIELD
offers a reward
of $100 for SCOTT, dead or alive and $100
for BRUCE. SCOTT
murdered Policeman WIGGINS and BRUCE murdered
a negro named
$25 each is also offered for JAKE FLORA, WHILEY WRIGHT
and MOSES CHAPMAN.
JUNE 26,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
J M HODGE, the Chattanooga forger has been released and left
the country. His brother has paid up all
the damages for him.
CLERK and MASTERS McKAMY SALE
1420 acres of land for sale: division among
the heirs of JESSE
F CLEVELAND deceased. Said land is sitting
on Mouse Creek, nine
miles north of Cleveland
and three miles west of Charleston,
Bradley county Tennessee.(ect.)
Fourth Of July At Spring Garden and Waterville
Mr. PIERCE gentlemanly proprietor of Waterville is leaving
nothing undone to accommodate all that
attend the 4th of July
celebration there. His bath house is finished
as well as the
bathing suits for all that desire to bathe.
He will before that
date erect a large platform 26x36 feet
to be used for dancing.
The colored string band will be in attendance
and furnish music
for the occasion.
Two large and handsome boats are now finished
the mighty deep" four more will be finished
by the fourth.-
thus pleasures seekers will lack for nothing
to enjoy themselves.
There will be refreshments stands on the
grounds to supply the
hungry. The Sabbath Schools will be in
attendance from all
sections and addresses delivered by different
speakers. Mr. PIERCE
has especially invited Cleveland and we predict a large
attendance. The Cleveland people have been going to other places
to celebrate till they are tired of it.
ELBERT BACON to ELIZABETH BEAN, on last
night , by Esq. ROY.
As the parents were not willing, the couple
repaired to the
ridges and were married by moonlight. [June26,1879]
J F REYNOLDS dwelling near Jonesburo, GA was burned Monday night.
His daughter aged 13 and sister aged 16
were burned to death.
Mrs. REYNOLDS also was badly burned.
Monday June 30,1879 by Rev. N W MOTHERAL
- Mr. JAMES BRYANT
to Miss MARY PAIMER all of this county.
July 1,1879, at the residence of the brides
mother, by Rev A
F SHANNON, Mr. JAMES H HINCH to Miss SALLIE
LEWIS WILLIAMS and DICK KERR are two happiest
fellows in town.
A girl at WILLIAM's and a 12 pound boy
Mr. PAT LAYNE was considerably injured
Tuesday evening by a
bruise on the hip caused by a runaway horse
pulling a buggy.
The parties in the buggy were D M OWEN
and Miss ROXIE ROGERS-
thrown out while coming down the hill on the Spring place
road just south of the railroad, but were
not injured. The buggy
came to town rollnus(?) a top.
LILLIE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C T CAMPBELL
of this city. Monday
June 30th, at the age of two years after
a lingering illness
of several days.
Mrs. MARY W KERR, on the 29th of June 1879,
at her house in
Polk county, aged 79 years. Mrs. KERR was
the mother of Mr.
WM. KERR of this city. She had been a member
of the Baptist
church for thirty-three years, and was
an exemplary Christian,
a good neighbor and a warm and devoted
parent. "Peace to her
WM. OSRO FLEMEL, infant son of Mrs. SUSAN
FLEMEL, June 23, 1879.
JULY 10,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
THE FIRE FIEND
Tuesday morning about one o'clock the store
house belonging to
Mr. DAVID RYMER on Inman street near the depot was burned down.
The house occupied at the same time by
J W MONTGOMERY with stock
of family grocers. About half the stock
was saved. The house
was cheap frame building and can be replaced
for $500. Mr. RYMER
tells us it was insured for $375. The stock
for $600.The fire
was either the work of an incendiary or
was set by rats knawing
on matches, as the fire when first seen
was in the upper story
where no one had been with any fire for
Mr. J H CRAIGMILES and Miss ABBIE GRANT
left yesterday for Tate
Springs to spend a few weeks.
Mr. PAT LAYNE who was injured by a runaway
horses and buggy last
week is up and going around again.
Illicit Distilling- N A HARRISON of Polk
county and J L LAWSON
of Bradley county were bound over to court
last week by
Commissioner TIPTON for illicit distilling.
The two negros and the white man charged
with arson and also
murdering Major PUGH of Murfreesboro, have been sentenced to
JESSE HEADRICK, on our young friend TOM
WILHOITE's farm in the
12th district killed a rattle snake 4 feet
3inches in length and
10 1/2 inches in circumference. It had ten rattles and one
button. TOM says it struck at his horses
leg and missed only
by about three inches.
Capt. W H McKAMY was robbed Tuesday night
of about $8.50 as
he thinks. He had left his door open on
account of the warm
weather. A lot of papers of value in his
pocket book were not
molested. The thief was clever enough to
leave his pants on
the outside of his room.
JULY 17,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Our young friend WILL EDWARDS was badly
injured Monday night
by jumping from the upper story of WALKER's store during a fire.
He fell on a lot of rocks - - breaking
his jaw bone in two places
and bruising his hip considerably. He thinks
he was about half
asleep and under the excitement caused
from the fire being so
near him, he jumped from the window.
Another Destructive Fire
We are called upon this week to again chronicle
destructive fire. Monday night at 10:30
pm fire was discovered
in the upper portion of the store of C
T CAMPBELL on the corner
of Ocoee and North streets. The building
was a frame structure
and the fire spread rapidly. The buildings
consumed were the
store house with ware room, McNELLY's stables,
E S DELANY's
law office, JOS. ONELL's shoe shop, GEO.
HAIN's bakery, grocery
store and dwelling house, PROF. MYLIUS
office and dwelling house,
S P GAUNT's law office and the office of
the city recorder and
HARTFORD Fire Ins. Co. The loss of the
buildings will amount
to $4000. McNELLY & SON owned the CAMPBELL store house and had
insurance on it to the amount of $1000.
CAMPBELL"s goods were
about half saved and insured for $2800..
S P GAUNT's library
and papers valued at $600. and insured
for $200. Mr. GAUNT also
loses a great deal of valuable papers that
cannot be replaced.
T I GAUNT, Agent of Ins. Co. and city Recorder
in his office - his insurance record and
all city records among
the lot. E S DELANY lost $450. , no insurance;
ONEIL said nearly
all his materials and tools, HAINS goods
nearly all saved with
$250 insurance. Mr. MYLINS had n insurance
on his property.
The office of COL. S B BOYD next to MYLIS
was saved. It is
generally supposed that the fire originated
from burning of a
lot of old papers and letters in CAMPBELL's store in the evening.
Mr. D M OWEN, Collector of the HOWE S M
Co. at Nashville to
Miss ROXIE ROGERS, daughter of Mr. A H
ROGERS of this city.
The happy couple were united at the M E
Church Tuesday morning
by Rev E M LOCKWOOD, the attendants being
ROBT. FISHER and Mis
FLORA OWEN, W S TIPTON and Mis LENA COWAN, J M COWAN and Miss
MATTIE KEITH, M C SMITHERMAN and Miss CARRIE
the ceremony the party departed for the
depot and the newly
made pair left on the 6:45 train for Nashville. In the language
of Rip Van Winkle "may they live long and
prosper" and may peace
and joy be with them.
Tenn. on the 12th inst. HORACE POLK, eldest child
of Rev. C M and CLARA P GRAY, at about
2 years and 8 months.
Last Saturday engineer WM. CRAWFORD fell
dead on his engine
while running two miles this side of Athens. Heart disease was
supposed to be the cause. He had been on
the road for a long
At the residence of the brides father on
June 3,1879, by Eld.
A FITZGERALD - Mr. E F CARPENTER of this
county to Miss R A
LONDON of Catoosa county, Ga.
ELLJA and his young blushing bride have
our best wishes.
By Rev. J J KENNEDY at his residence on
the 15th inst. Mr. H
L OGLE to Miss ARLENA FAIR, all of Bradley
PROF. KIRKPATRICK of the East Tennessee University
after an illness of two weeks.
Collector MELTON has appointed J A GODDARD
of Blount as his
deputy at Morristown and ROBERT TURNER of Knox as deputy at
A negro boy named DONAS MAGILL was shot
and killed by another
negro named JOHN CARTER in Athens. CARTER had been drunk and
MAGILL poured water on him is said to be
JULY 24,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Last Friday night about 8 oclock the Pump
Manafacturing of W
W WOODS & Co. caught fire in the door
near the engin room. If
it had not been for some small boys seeing
the light in the
house and giving the alarm, the house would
have been burned
to the ground. It is supposed it was a
set fire as the engine
was shut off at six in the evening and
one of the proprietors
of the foundry received a note that evening
to that effect. It
seems as though the whole town is going
to burn from the start
it has made in the past two weeks.
Our young friend LUTHER HAMBRIGHT, who
has been clerking in
the dry goods store of W J HUGES for the
past year, left for
Thursday morning to clerk in the well known drug store
of RODGERS BROS. of that city.
J R TAYLOR and Lady, P B MAYFIELD and family,
D JONES and Dr.
McNABB have gone to Ladd Springs. T L CATE
and lady have returned
from there. W S TIPTON is on a jaunt to
At her home in this city, Saturday, July
Mrs. LUCINDA TIBBS, at the age of 60 years.
Mrs. TIBBS was the
mother of our fellow townsmen L W and C
July 20,1879 ten miles south of this place,
Mr. W E WALKER,
at the age of about 60 years.
this city on Sunday the 20th inst. Mrs. MARGARET COOK
at the age of 85 years.
Monday July 20,1879 in this city an infant
son of S H and LORENA
DeARMOND, at the age of 10 days.
Mr. T L CATE has the biggest hog in town.
Mr. TOM KNOX was in the city from Charleston.
S B BOYD has built a parapet wall to his
office and putting
a slate roof on it.
Mr. CHAS. T CAMPBELL's goods saved from
the fire invoiced at
$1440, insurance $2800.
Mr. W S EDWARDS is improving and his condition
much better than
was first supposed.
JOHN P HACKER's turning lathe is in danger
of burning from
friction on account of the rapidity of
revolutions of the horse
JULY 31,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. DAN McLANE and wife have gone to Rome Ga, to stay for five
or six weeks.
We understand that Mr. JOHN HENDERSON on
Coahllua was seriously
stabbed Tuesday by a man named COOK. We
failed to get the
particulars. HENDERSON was improving last night and it is thought
he will recover.
Our fellow townsmen SAM DeARMOND is now
traveling in the interest
of Lippencott, Mitchell & Co., a well
to known hat house of
SENT-UP- JAS. A DUGGER, charged with forging
a witness ticket
on the U S Goverment was tried before Commissioner
yesterday and bound over to court, in default,
of bond he was
sent to jail.
Chancellor STANLEY fined Judge BAXTER $25
a few days ago at
for contempt of court.
Capt. J E RHAT of this place has presented
to the college farm
a through bred shorthorn bull. Lepold. Leopold
is a beautiful red, six month old, and
is remarkably large and
Two negros had a fight over a jug of molasses
Friday at Strawberry
Plains, which resulted in the death of
one of the parties, having
his brains knocked out with an axe.
July 23,1879, at the residence of the brides
by Rev. W C DAILY, Rev. T W BROWN of Holston
Conference, to Miss ELIZABETH GREGORY of
AUGUST 7,1879 WEEKLY
Miss ANNIE WILLIAMS of Cartersville, Ga. is visiting Miss JENNIE
BARD of this city.
Miss SALLIE CLEAGE of Athens who has been visiting Miss MAY
of this city left Tuesday accompanied by the latter
thence to White Cliff Springs to spend a few weeks.
PIERCE MILLER, charged with killing a man
named WASSON in Rhea
county, who was captured in Texas a few months ago, was rescued
from the county jail at Washington
August 4,1879 - - Miss ELIZA JANE DICKERSON
of this county,
at the age of about 22 years.
CAPT. DANIEL DODSON and family of Petersburg Va. were poisoned
last week by the flavoring in ice cream.
Mr. DODSON died Friday.
AUGUST 14,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Capt. DUFF Not Dead
On Thursday last it was rumored in Cleveland that Capt. J C
DUFF U S Marshall had been shot and killed
in Polk county by
two illicit distillers whom he had arrested.
The more one would
inquire about it the more they were convinced
of the truthfulness
of report. So the rumor was telegraphed
to the Knoxville papers
Thursday night and published next morning.
Capt. DUFF hearing
of the report and after feeling himself
to see if he was really
alive writes to the Chronical from Athens as follows:
I am not dead, nor have I had any encounter
with anyone. Just
got in from the mountains of Monroe county, and , having seen
the statements in the paper, take this
opportunity to correct
them. Respectfully J C DUFF
So we are now fully convinced that the
Captain is still alive
and kicking, While we are rejoiced to know
that he is alive,
we will just say we had read nicer obituary - - - - written,
and if the Captain will call we will show
him how much we thought
We are happy to note the fact that our
young townsmen WILL
EDWARDS has so far recovered from his recent
injuries as to
be able to be out in town again. BILL called
in to see us Monday
and advised us if ever jumped out a window
not to jump head
TOM WHIRTER of Rhea Spring, News made a
race for Squire last
week and was beaten. TOM you have our sympathies.
We have an
idea how you feel but cant cry for you.
ANDY, son of Capt. JAMES WARE late of this
place but now of
had his leg amputated last Monday. He received
injuries several weeks ago while working
on muscle shoals.
Capt. J C MORGAN of the Post Office Department
is visiting his
family in this place and will remain a
Miss EPPIE TURNIEY of Alabama is visiting Miss EMMA HAMPTON
of this city.
PROF. T C KAREN has returned from upper
east Tennessee where
he has been visiting several weeks.
We are happy to note the fact that COL.
RAMSEY who had quite
a severe spell of sickness is able to be
out once more.
AUGUST 21,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. D E LAWSON of this city has invented
a new thresher which
promises to be a grand success. We had
the pleasure of seeing
it work Saturday evening and it does finely
- far beyond his
own expectations, it cleans the head of
all the grains and leaves
the chaff on the head. It is indeed curiosity
- more on account
of the small amount of machinery than anything
else - only two
leather bands aside from horse power belt
is all that is used.
On the cylinder there are no teeth, but
instead are what we
would call "tong and groves" that rub the
wheat from the heads
and does not mash or break the grains.
Mr. LAWSON will go
regularly into the manufacture of them
shortly, and on account
of the cheapness of the machine he will
undoubtly be able to
sell them over all other machines.
In the great loss and affliction which
has befallen myself and
family in the death of Mr. RAHT,
the whole people of Cleveland
and vicinity, ladies and gentlemen, have
given us their kindest
attention and their deepest sympathies
and I wish for myself
and family to express to them our most
sincere thanks. Mrs.
J E RAHT.
Mr. GEO. INGRAHAM of Pennsylvania has been
visiting his many
friends and acquaintances in this place
the past several days.
GEORGE lived in this place when quite a
boy, but he is married
now and calls himself "papa".
Our young friend WILL GRAY left on
Monday night for Knoxville
where he has been employed by the well
known grocery house of
COFFIN, WILSON & Co.
Mrs. GERTRUDE CROCKER and Miss EUGENE RUMPH
of Fort Valley,
are spending a few days in the city on their return from
White Cliff Springs.
Misses ALICE HARRIS, LENS STELLING, LULA
HOSKINSON aand ELLA
BOND of Ga. are visiting Mrs. J H HARDWICK
of this place.
Mrs. J H PARKER, Miss LILLIE SMITH and
Miss MAY JOHNSTON have
returned from the Springs.
The firm of J E HARTDGEN has sold out the
news business to S
J RODGERS who has consolidated it with