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The complaint having this day filed her bill in the Chancery Court of Bradley County Tennessee, against the said CHAS. S. DAVIS praying for a divorce and showing that he resides in the

state of California and beyond the limits of Tennessee. The said CHAS. S DAVIS is notified to appear at the next term of the Chancery Court to be held at Cleveland, Tennessee, beginning on the 4th(?) Monday of February 1876, and answer said bill or it will be taken as confessed and set for hearing exparte.

This January 22,1876.  W H McKAMY, C & M


Mr. L L CALLAWAY left for New Mexico last Tuesday evening, which place he expects to make his future home. He was accompanied by Mr. JOE LEE, who lives there at the present.


If our Marshall will put himself to a little trouble by staying up till ten o'clock, he can get a crowd of youngsters that get beastly drunk about that hour, and make it a business of throwing rocks and eggs.



Our young friend and townsman, W. D. TRAYNOR "pulled up stakes" and left Saturday for Texas. We don’t think "dear" Willie has any idea of staying more than a month or so. One thoughtful

thing he did before he left - subscribed to the Herald.





State of Tennessee Bradley County

Circuit Court, January Term, 1876.

W H McKAMY Ex. of SAMUEL KELLY Dec'd VS SANDY MAGILL In obedience to an order made at the above term of the Circuit Court of said county, I will, at the Court Hose door in Cleveland, on the 8th day of April next, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash in hand, the following described lands to wit: 400 acres more or less in the 8th civil district of Bradley County aforesaid, bounded by the Hiwassee river, the lands of the Heirs of E. BALLINGER deceased the lands of J R TUCKER and the lands of the Heirs of J R ATKINSON deceased. Levied on as property of SANDY MAGILL to satisfy three judgments rendered by S S BARRETT Esq., on the 30th day of January 1875 in favor of W H McKAMY Ex. of SAMUEL KELLY deceased vs. SANDY MAGILL. The above levy is made subject to the Homestead of SANDY MAGILL

October the 8th, 1875. This February 21st, 1876. Isaac Low, Sheriff.


Repeated three times for each person named.





At Ooltewah - February 29th,[1876], by H H McNAB Esq. -- Mr. LUTHER GREEN to Miss ANNIE STALCUP, all of James County.


Mr. TOM HUNTER's stable was burned at Ducktown, burning to death his two large mules, two horses, a wagon and a carriage.


A young man by the name of THOMAS ATKIN was shot and killed by another man named THOMAS SNEED, while attending a ball in Knoxville last week, given by one of the military companies.

Bad whiskey is said to be the cause, and carrying pistols did the work. SNEED was bound over to court in a bond of $5,000.

If our next legislature would make carrying concealed weapons a penitentiary offense it would put a stop to carrying pistols.




Prof. SELVIDGE has been ill for some two or three weeks, in consequence there has been no school during his illness. He has now about recovered and school will begin next Monday.





Resisted His Doom

JAMES FLETCHER, an offender of "crooked whiskey" law was convicted At this term of the court for violation of the revenue law, and was taken to Cleveland yesterday by Deputy Marshall LOWE to serve out one month's imprisonment for the same. He is an unusually large and powerful man, and having imbibed a little to freely of the "crooked stuff" became very unruly at the car shed, and, although being confined with handcuffs, he knocked the officer down and floundered around at a terrible rate, it being with much difficulty that he was quieted

down. Officer LOWE finally succeeded in cooling him off by dashing him with some cold water, and getting him aboard the train took him off. --Knox Chronicle--After arriving he concluded that he would rather not go to jail; but there were too many for him.


Mr. JOHN HOWARD and Mr. LAWSON cut down a large tree a few days ago to make boards, and in the top of the tree, five-five feet from the ground was an owls nest and a rock that weighed about a hundred pounds. Now the question is, how did that rock get there. It looks as if it had been there always.






The Work Of Grangers to Rebuild

Mr. JEFF ELDRIDGE, who lives about six miles north of this place had his house burn down on Friday night last--loosing at least half his household furniture and wearing apparel. Mr. ELDRIDGE is well known in this county and is a prominent Granger. The Brother Grangers learned of his misfortune, gathered together and by night had up a new house ready to be covered and build a chimney. The snow set them back a little, but the house is probably done by this time. The fire originated from a low chimney.




Last week we mentioned the fact that a tree had been cut down on Chatta, by Mr. JOHN HOWARD and Mr. LAWSON, and in the top was twenty-three young owls in it, and also a rock that weighed

over a hundred pounds, at a height of ninety-five feet. Some of our readers seemed to doubt it, but since then we have it from a reliable gentleman from there, that the story is a matter of fact. He further states that the tree made nine thousand boards. It is thought that the rock contains an immense quantity of gold, and was put there by Indian. We understand Mr. HOWARD has the rock locked up and will shortly have it examined by competent mineralogists, and to the Gentials with the owls. Some of our readers may doubt this story, but the proof can be produced at a moments warning. Since writing the above Mr. LAWSON tells us there was not another rock to be found within a mile of the place. It is very easy to account for the rock.

It is a piece of the same rock that JOE TAYLOR rolled off a mountain in Virginia and turned a river across a man's farm.



Our young friend SAM SILBERMAN, who has been staying in Ohio a few years, has returned home and gone into business with his father.


The Dalton papers have been wanting a fire for some time, so as to get to use their engine. On Saturday night the sheriff's house was burned down, but their "engine" didn't get there in






Deputy Marshall LOWE arrested a man by the name of SAM. DEAN, at Ducktown last week, for dealing in "crooked whiskey" near that place. He was brought to this place and had a trial before Commissioner DeLANY, and was bound over to court. In default of bail he went to jail.



SAMUEL K. BACON, son of D N BACON, of this county, at the age of 27 years and 6 months, on the 24th day of March. [1876]





REV. SAM. BUNCH, colored, of this city, was caught Saturday night by policeman HANNAH, in the act of carrying off a load of hay from CAPT. RAHT's barn. He was only going to feed his horse well, as he was going several miles the next day to preach. He had also in his possession a quart of "red-eye". It is

supposed he aimed to deliver an extraordinary sermon the next day. He was calaboose Saturday night, and on Sunday night some friends broke him out, and he went on his way rejoicing.



"The Cleveland Board of Aldermen have forbidden baby carriages and wheelbarrows from being trundled on the sidewalks of that village. The people regard this act as outrageous, and very

properly so. No city has such an ordinance. Chattanooga Times.



Mrs. MARY E. McCONNELL, wife of W E McCONNELL, of this city- at the age of 64 years, on Saturday, April 1,1876.


The baby-wagons and wheelbarrows still roll on the sidewalk, yet there are three Aldermen that are not happy. A little worm medicine would not be out of the order, gentlemen !


A certain alderman remarked in a dry goods store the other day, that we were making ourselves "ridiculous" over the baby-wagon

law. The general opinion is that he is the ridiculous party.


In those days it came to pass that BOB, the Methodist, sayith unto the children of Cleveland; "Keep your little wagons off

of OUR sidewalks". But the children obeyth not, and straight- way there was wailing and 'nashing of teeth.




If JOHN WITCHER don't paint that new fence of his, we will have him drummed out of town.



JOHN OSMENT, the colored boy that has worked our press for over a year, died last Saturday from the effect of being thrown from a mule. He was fifteen years of age.


Our young friend WILL TRAYNOR, who went to Texas a few weeks ago, has returned. He says he is like a Hacker is by the whiskey - "got his satisfy". WILL thinks he will not” go back in the fall".