HENRIETTA DAVIS Vs CHARLES DAVIS
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
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 &
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.
FEBRUARY 25,1876 CLEVELAND 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.
MARCH 3,1876 CLEVELAND HERALD
At Ooltewah - February 29th,, 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.
MARCH 10,1876 CLEVELAND HERALD
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.
MARCH 17,1876 CLEVELAND HERALD
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.
MARCH 24,1876 CLEVELAND HERALD
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
MARCH 31,1876 CLEVELAND HERALD
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. 
APRIL 7,1876 CLEVELAND HERALD
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.
ALDERMEN READ ! !
"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
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.
APRIL 21,1876 CLEVELAND HERALD
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".