Our young friend J H MANIS of Kingston
gave us a pleasant call
a few days ago.
Our Mr. LANG, late of Ducktown, was in
the city a few days ago.
Our fellow townsmen W P ONELL has been
employed in the store
of D J MEYERHARDT, Rome Ga. and left for that city Monday last.
PROF. LOGAN of James county called in to
see us Monday.
Misses MAY and JENNIE JORDAN of Tunnel Hill Ga are visiting
their brothers T G and W JORDAN of this city.
MYRICK, the negro who murdered DAVE NORTON
in Chattanooga about
one year ago has been caught in Paris, Texas and returned to
MARTIN E WOODEY, a prominent citizen of
Knoxville was shot and
killed Monday night by a woman named ANNIE
LOWE, who afterwards
shot herself. The affair created quite
a sensation in Knoxville.
SEPTEMBER 4,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. BERRYHILL of James county was in town
Monday with a model
of his new mowing machine.
Mr. C L HARDWICK of this place has been
appointed to receive
contributions for the Memphis sufferers.
The case of JOHN CARTER charged with murder
put off till next
term. The case of DIXON charged with barn burning, is now on
trial and will probably be decided this
JIMMIE JOHNSTON left for Knoxville last week to attend
GEO. L HARDWICK left last week for Vanderbuilt University.
JOHN G BROWN left Sunday for Knoxville to clerk in a large dry
Judge TREWHITT and Attorney General SPEARS
are in town holding
court this week.
JOHN T RODGERS left for Chattanooga Tuesday where he has been
employed as a druggist in a drug store
in that city.
Among the lawyers attending court this
week are Mr. JOHN SMITH
and CAPT. AIKIN of Charleston
and JAMES STEWART of Benton.
GEO. HAIN the old reliable baker on north
side of Public square
has added to his already famous grocery
store , a neat and well
arranged dining room with a cooking department.
He has five
and ten cent lunches. and a square meal
for one quarter of a
Mrs. NANNIE CASH, wife of JOS. P CASH of
Chatta, aged 27 years
on Aug. 29,1879.
We understand that Mr. P L BIBLE has the
contract to rebuild
the old "ark corner" for McNEELY &
SON. He will commence at
A calf show Monday resulted in a general
verdict for Mrs. JAS>
SMITH who was the owner of the largest
and prettiest calf to
its age on the ground. It was of the Durham stock and seven
SEPTEMBER 11,1879 WEEKLY
Mr. BENNETT COOPER of this county was badly
injured in this
place Tuesday while taking his horse from
the buggy. The horse
became frightened and tried to run, knocking
Mr. COOPER down
and severely bruising him in several places.
Mr. COOPER is quite
old and cannot stand very much.
The Recent Robberies
For the past year there seems to have been
in this county an
organized band of petty thieves with headquarters
in this city.
All efforts have been made to discover
who they were, but of
no avail till last Sunday, when WILLIAM
CRUMLEY, JACK MAPLES
Jr., JACK MAPLES Sr., and JAMES MAPLES
were arrested, charged
with robbing Mr. JAMES BATTS tan-yard.
Several sides of leather
were found at JACK MAPLES house. CRUMLEY
it seems told the whole
affair, stating that he always stood guard
with a shot gun in
hand ready to kill any man who approached
while the others did
the robbing. CRUMLEY admits having robbed
HAM CARSON's blacksmith
shop, and also shooting at Mr. WHITE two
miles east of town
while stealing Mr. WHITE's watermelons.
Mr. WHITE it seems heard
them in his field and went out on them,
and they shot at him.
There has been divers other robberies of
spring houses and
gardens going on all summer in and around
through the county
near town, and it is supposed that the
same gang has been doing
all of it.
The immediate cause of the arrests were
that on Saturday night
the wagon cover and a carpet in Mr.T C
DICKEY's wagon were
stolen, and on Sunday night Mr. DICKEY
got a search warrant
and searched MAPLES and CRUMLEY's bedrooms,
where they found
a churn and some tools belonging to HAM
CARSON. They failed
to find Mr. DICKEY's goods, but were arrested
all the parties
at once and brought them into town Sunday
evening and guarded
ill Monday morning when the grand jury
found true bill against
them, and failing on bond they were all
sent to jail. On Tuesday
CRUMLEY had a trial in circuit court and
was sentenced to the
penitentiary for five years. This will
be the second term he
has served in that institution. A J MAPLES
Sr., A J MAPLES Jr.,
and JAS. MAPLES had their trial continued
till next term of
DIED - August 2,1879 - near Georgetown, an infant daughter of
Mr. J H BALL.
DIED- August 6,1879 daughter of HUSTON
aged 16 years of typhoid fever.
vs JOHN DIXON, charged with arson, sentenced to five
years imprisonment in penitentiary. Defendant
vs HENRY NIPPER, charged with malicious shooting,
vs W. CRUMLEY, larceny, five years in
ROSA C DAVIS vs A J UPTON, breech of promise, mistrial.
vs NANCY DODD, carring a pistol fined $50 and sentenced
to jail for five days.
In Loudon county last week a young man
named ROBERT CANNON,
killed JAMES HEATH with a base ball bat.
They were disputing
over a base ball game.
Our friend ROBERT PARKS who left this country
for Illinois has
returned and gave us a call Monday. BOB
thinks that East
is the place for him in the future.
Mr. W P SOLOMAN of Meigs county accompanied
by his sons JIMMIE
and ROBERT gave us a call last Saturday
and presented us with
the largest and nicest sweet potatoes we
have seen this season.
He says he has hundreds more like them.
SEPTEMBER 18,1879 WEEKLY
DORCUS ANNIE, daughter of HENEGAR and CLARS
HALL, departed this
life Sept[ember] 2,1879, aged one year,
three months, and seven
days. She was the youngest of the family
and the first to cross
the cold stream of death, and to cross
over to the belt, where
she will wait at the beautiful gate for
her mother and father.
J F CAMPBELL and GEO. DAY left for Nashville , Monday, having
in charge a man and a woman who have been
Twenty-four person's named LEA were in
JOHNSTON's store at one
time Monday, and it wasn't a good day for LEA's either, Eleven
of them left for Texas in the evening.
Misses MAY JOHNSTON, NORA and MAGGIE HARDWICK,
and KATE MAYFIELD left Tuesday night to
attend Martha Washington
College, the coming term.
Mr. JOHN GAUNT and family left Monday for
Texas, where they
expect to make their future home.
SEPTEMBER 25,1879 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. C C VEST of Ducktown we understand
has rented Mr. GREEN's
hotel and will take charge of it the 1st of October.
Mr. A HOWARD an old and prominent citizen
of the town died on
Saturday at the age of 65 years, and was
A negro man at Murfreeaboro, Tennessee aged 103 has just married
his seventh wife, who is thirty two. The
old man has twenty
September 24,1879 - at the residence of
the brides father in
Whitfield county, Ga. - Mr. HENRY F SHUGART of this county to
Miss LELAH GROVES.
OCTOBER 2,1879 WEEKLY
Justice is not always slow, Friday last
ANTHONY BLAIR, colored,
was hung at Morristown for the murder of his grand-daughter.
The deed was committed on the 30th of July
last and eight days
from that time BLAIR was sentenced to be
hung. He acknowledged
his guilt and said the verdict was just.
We learn that Mr. J H CRAIGMILES has been
of the Cleveland National Bank, to fill
the vacancy caused by
the death of CAPT. RHAT. Mr. CRAIGMILES
is one of the best
business men in the country and the stockholders
institution did well in choosing him to
fill the vacancy caused
by his able predecessor. Mr. C is not only
a first-class man
in every respect - genial, clever, and accommodating, and we
venture to say the Bank will lose none
of its popularity by
having him to preside over it.
SQUIRES S N MONTGOMERY, one of the oldest
citizens of the county,
and for many years a member of the county
court from this
district, died at his home near this place
last Saturday. His
death was very sudden - having fallen from
A serious accident came near happening
last Thursday to BEN
CHARLEY TAYLOR. They were penciling the Ocoee House
were standing on a swing scaffold when
one of the ropes broke.
CHARLEY fell to the ground and received
a few slight bruises,
BEN held onto his rope and lowered himself
down. As it happened
they were at the second story. Had it been
any higher one or
both would probably have been killed.
Mr. JOHN TRUNK left Tuesday for Ohio where he expects to stay
Our young friend FRED ROGERS has returned
to his post of duty
at the Chattanooga
depot and compress.
Mr. WIMBERLY of Polk county is building
a new house on the corner
of OSMENT's lot near CATE's Livery Stable
to be occupied by
a liquor saloon.
Miss MARY JOHNSTON of this city and Miss
MARY JOHNSTON of
left this morning for Due West S C to attend the
female college of that place.
The following members of the Cleveland
Bar left for Knoxville
to attend the supreme court: C F BATES,
J H GAUNT, P B MAYFIELD,
S P GAUNT and R M EDWARDS.
W S MONTGOMERY and T L CATE have recently
had thier business
houses repainted and fixed up generally,
which adds considerably
to the appearance of that side of the public
Our young friend J M BIBLE, Circut Clerk
of Polk county, is
studying law under P B MAYFIELD of this
city. JIM is a clever
fellow and we predict a bright future for
Four prisoners escaped from the Knoxville jail Monday night.
They were BRAN GELLINS of Cocke county,
SQUIRE HURD of Hancock,
NORMAN of Anderson, all revenue prisioners
and PENNYCUFF charged
with murder in Fentress county
OCTOBER 9,1879 WEEKLY
Mr. W H CRAIGMILES has torn down the warehouse
in the rear of
the storeroom occupied by JOHNSTON BROS.
and will soon build
a new brick business house two stories
Mr. WALTER CRAIGMILES has purchased the
house and lot now occupied
by J J KELLY's saloon, and will soon remove
the old buildings
and build a new one. He will also move
the dressing room of
the Opera House in the rear of the main
October 2,1879, at the age of about 30
years, - Mrs. SARAH A
BEAN, wife of WM. T BEAN, of lingering
consumption. Mrs. BEAN
was a member of the C P Church and had
been for several years
previous to her death.
OCTOBER 16,1879 WEEKLY
In the case of State vs JOHN DIXON of this county, charged
with barn burning, the Supreme Court reversed
of the court below and remanded DIXON back for a new trial at
the next term of the Circuit Court.
vs JOHN CARTER for killing DONAS McGILL in Athens also
reversed, and new trial ordered.
JAMES SHELTON of Calhoun, aged about 89
years, died on Thursday
last. He was the oldest inhabitant of the
Mr. W H CRAIGMILES will son have his new
store house finished.
Mr. JO TAYLOR and his two sons are doing
the brick work.
In the Athens Post of last week we noticed
the death of MAJOR
M A HELM, cashier of the Franklin Bank
association of that place.
He was in his 66th year.
Two paupers of Cocke county were married
last week; WM. TALLENT
84 years old to LUCY MILLER, 95 years old.
From the Chattanooga Times we learn that
Mr. WHITTEN, P M at
Tunnel Hill, was thrown from his buggy
near Ooltewah last week
and died from injuries received.
OCTOBER 23,1879 WEEKLY
Appointments of Conference of M E Church
KNOXVILLE DIST. :
J A RUBLE (presiding Elder)
Knoxville First Church:
C B SPARROW
Knoxville Seconds Church:
J M DURHAM
J B LITTLE
J H JENNINGS,
J D LAWSON
J N MOORE
T H HODGE, R PIERCE, (Presiding of Holston
of New Market Quarterly Conferences.)N
G TAYLOR, Conference
Evangelist; member of Johnson City Quarterly
J W MANN Presiding Elder
J J MANKER
T B RUSSELL
J L CARDWELL and J B FITZGERALD
A J BRUNER
J D ROBERSON
G W HENNINGER
J R HUGES
C D MUNSEY
J P MILBURN
J R SCHULTZ, J N BAKER
W C DAILY Presiding Elder
F M FANNING
A F CRESWELL
J F WOODFIN
T W BROWN
T R WEST
P H REED
J S PETTY Presiding Elder
to be supplied
J A BAKER
J S HILL
E M LOCKWOOD
R O AYERS
L B CALDWELL
circuit and Riceville:
G W COLEMAN
G M STONE
W R LONG
R M WHITE
J F SPENCE, President; L B CALDWELL, Proffessor;R J COOKE, Tutor
in East Tennessee Wesleyan University:
members of Athens Quaterly
J B FORD , Agent of the Sunday School Union; member of Cleveland
W H ROGERS, Bible Colpolter, and Sunday School Agent, member
of Chatata Quaterlt Conference.
MRM BURK, Princpal of Johnson Seminary; member of Blue Spring
T H RUSSELL, Presiding Elder
Kington and Rockwood:
J C WRIGHT
H H BUNETT
J J ROBINETT
J F FERRY
JOS. A NICHOLSON
T A CASS
J C TATE
S J HARRIS, Presiding Elder