Our young friend, FRANK HUTCHESON, who has been in the dry goods business at Georgetown has sold out to his younger brother, CHARLIE, and is now "sitting up" at Mouse Creek. We
wish him much success and hope that
he may join the Radical party and be
Rev. R H GUTHRIE will preach the funeral of the late THOMAS BROWN at Mt.
Zion Church, near Georgetown,
on Sunday, October 15. 
ATTEMPT TO BURN THE CHATTANOOGA COURT HOUSE
A special from Chattanooga on Monday says: "Saturday
night the COUNTY
COURT HOUSE was set on fire in the office of the Registrar of Deeds and was extinguished with some damage to the books. Two books are missing entirely. To-day
Dr. J S BURNS was arrested with the missing books in his possession. He had recently bought
an abstract letters conveying all but these two books, and would have made a large amount of money had he not been found out.
The recent cold weather has made FRANK KELLEY pull off that linen duster.
At Knob Lick, KY. September 29th, , Mr. JACOB BACON ,of this county, to Miss CYNTHIA BARTON, of the former place.
JO BROWDER and Doc. FITZSIMMONS are hereby notified that Old JOHN ROBINSON's show will get here next week, and to get ready.
Rev. J B FORD has been appointed General Agent for Sunday Schools throughout the South. He will enter upon his duties at once. He will make this place headquarters.
DARK CORNER, September 25,1876
Sir, Understanding that the Herald would like to hear occasionally from all parts of the county, I will take it upon myself to keep you posted from time to
time of the events transpiring down here. As perhaps some of your readers do not know where the "Dark Corner" is located, I will state for their benefit that it is situated in the extreme
Southern part of the
county, is bounded on the South by the State line, on the East by the classic banks of the Coshulla, and on the North and West by a very indefinite line - most everybody
claiming that they are just outside "Dark Corner", and their neighbors in differing from themselves in politics are decidedly within bounds. Just in this neighborhood, we accept the
name Dark Cornerites, though we don’t regard the name as suggestion of our social advancement. Our schools, churches, Sunday Schools, and society
we think and compare favorably with the brightest corner of the county, and moreover, our people have discernment to know,
and the taste to appreciate a good thing, as proof of which many of them take and read the Herald. We are inconveint to market and postoffice, and may be a little
behind the spirit of
the times in some things, but we have our little difficulties and differences of opinion, sometimes culminating in a law suit,
which you must confess shows we are not entirely antiquated. The latest big law case down here was the trial of JOHN BLACKBURN
jr. JOHN has recently bought him a new buggy, and during the protracted meeting while driving around with the young ladies on divers occasions he drove very rapidly
- thus disturbing the
spiritual devotions of some of the young men who had no buggies to haul their girls in. JOHN had the sagacity to get able counsel, and won his case. The ruling of the court was, that if JOHN had kissed any of the young
ladies during the time, he could do no less than banish him from the country, but in
want of such he must acquit him and pronounce the prosecution a malicious one. JOHN NORWOOD and HUSTON MORELOCK say they could have proven that on him, too, if they had
known it to have been necessary.The
latest sensation was the marriage of Mr. L.JONES, of the firm of JONES & HANNAH, to Miss EUGENIE WEATHERLY. The wedding was a nice affair, such as Mr. WEATHERLY
always gives a daughter of his if she marries a clever fellow, and that they have always done so far.
About nine o'clock in the night Mr. WEATHERLY's household , and the community for two or three miles around were startled by a sudden burst of Dinner-horns rattling
of cow bells, dish- pans and other discordant instruments, making enough noise to wake up the dead. This being a serenade given in honor of the newly married couple. Master JIM IGOU and ISERAL HENDERSON, two
of our most enterprising
and public, spirited young men, decided that it would not do for this wedding to pass without being solemnized by a serenade. And as the men didn’t evince a willingness to give it, they mustered their forces consisting
of forty or fifty little
boys, and gave the new pair this last tribute of respect. JIM and ISERAL say they don’t want to boast about it, but they say they made as much noise, continued
it as long and had as many variations of pitch and tone in it as any noise ever made in the fourth district. And the little boys who labored so faithfully in the ranks dare anybody to
say the serenade was not a big thing as long as that barrel of rotten eggs stays in the corner of JONES'S and HANNAH's store yard. If I had space I would like to tell about
the unfair dinner at
Squire JONES, but suffice it to say that it was one of those dinners that does one good to think about and wish to partake of again. More anon. Respectfully VADUS.
OCTOBER 13,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. I C MANSFIELD will start the steam mill to running shortly. He is having the rocks dressed now. We wish the mills much success.
A row occurred last night which ended in POWELL LOWE shooting at JO HARDWICK - the ball cutting the lower part of his vest. HARDWICK shot three times at LOWE - one
shot taking effect in his left arm - flesh wound only. an old grudge is said to be the up start of all of it.
At Spring Garden Bradley
on the 4th inst. Mrs. ELIZA B(?) wife of CALEB S. PIERCE. Aged 65 years. Was born September 5, 1810 in the town of Smithfield,
Somerset county, Main. She was married at the age of 20
years, and removed to the town of Lexington, about 30 miles distance. She
profession of religion, was baptized by ELEB MALEY, and united with the "Free Will" Baptist 30 years ago. She removed to Smithfield 22 years ago, and from there to Michigan
She remained there about a year and a half, and then returned to Main. About 7 years ago, she and her
husband came to Spring Garden, Tennessee, to reside with their son Ma. S
Y PIERCE. Some
three years since, she united with the Christian Church at Spring Garden,
and by her daily christian walk and Godly conversation endeared herself to all who knew her. (more church info hard to read real pale.)
OCTOBER 20,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
Mrs. LIZZIE OLD, late proprietress of the Ocoee House, died at Floyd, VA, last week, of consumption.
Some of the fellows from "DARK COENER" were in town a few days ago with pistols, bowie knives, sledge hammers and crow bars, demanding to know of us who was our correspondent
at that place.
We warn him to look out, and arm himself with rotten eggs, for these fellows are powerfully in earnest.
DARK CORNER, October 14,1876
Some unfortunate fellow is lost down the sea of matrimony every now and then. The last to go that way , were JO HORNER and Miss HATTIE FARRINGTON on the evening of the
6th inst. JIM and ISERAL didn’t find out about the wedding in time to given them a serenade.
OCTOBER 27,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
POWELL LOWE, who has been in bed for the past two weeks from the effects of a pistol shot he received during the fracas between himself and JO HARDWICK, and from
which shot was thought
he would die, proves that he didn't die after all. A neighbor called at his house last Monday morning to see him, but lo, and behold, POWELL "weren't thar". He had
left during the night for parts unknown.
If POWELL LOWE is dead he was "buried darkly at the dead of night, with lanterns dimly burning".
Our old friend A C McCELLAND is repainting the Southern Methodist Church of this city. Uncle Mc. is one of the finest workmen of his trade in this country, and deserves
patronage on every hand. He has working with him JOHNNIE ROBERTSON and JOHN ALLISON, "who are also first class workmen. No man that gives them a job of painting will ever regret it.
NOVEMBER 3, 1876 WEEKLY HERALD
MURDER AT BRITTSVILLE - OTHER NEWS.
, Tenn - October 27,1876
DEAR SIR - On the night of the 25th inst. -at a corn shucking of W G B BRITT, a row was raised among the hands which ended in a negro man named DOW JACKSON killing
a white man named JOSEPH DAVIS, by cutting his throat and then hitting him in the head with a pole about five feet long. The same negro stabbed two other men during the row, but did not severly
hurt them. I suppose
that whiskey was the grand cause of it all. JACKSON was tried before JAMES E COLLINS Esq. and
sent to Decatur jail to wait till court for further orders.
DIED - On the night of the 26th inst. near
this place, Mr.
WM. H NEELY, after a long and sever illness. Mr. NEELY was about 70 years old and leaves a wife and four sons, three
daughters and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. "Death is abroad in our land"
respectly. I W HOLT
STEPHEN OWENS, a Justice of the Peace in the 4th district, died last Friday.
The boy commonly known as JOHN DUTCH stole a pocket book in Knoxville and is in jail. The chap pulled weeds and broke rocks a good while for the corporation of this
NOVEMBER 10,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
Mr. PETER H HAMBRIGHT died at his home near Calhoun last Sunday at 5 o'clock pm.
NOVEMBER 24,1876 WEEKLY
Near Brittsville, Meigs county, on the morning of the 15th inst.  Mr. JAMES WITT, AGED ABOUT
At the residence of SAMUEL JULIAN Esq. , November 16,1876, by Rev. W C DAILY - ERASTMUS T HUTSSELL of McMinn county to Miss SUSAN M JULIAN of Bradley county and daughter
of Rev. GEORGE JULIAN
of Holston Confrence.
DECEMBER 8, 1876 WEEKLY HERALD
Letters Remaining at the Post Office in Cleveland
N A BENIX M J BROWN
L C BAKER
Mrs. MARY E BELL
BANKS L F BOSSARD G C CLARK
GEO. R COUCH
COLMAN JIM CAUSUS (col.)
C CARTER A L DAVIS A A DAVIS G F ERRIN
EPPERSON FLEMMING FORD
JOS. GREEN A H GOOD
GILLISPIE W H GOULDON
JAS A GOOD
SARAH A HUNT
L C HARVY Wm HOWELL
TATE HOOD JOHN HANNAH
AGNES JONES ADAM JOHNSON J
JOHNSON J JENKINS
J KIMSEY T A LEA
LEAK P LACEWELL
MARTHA McGILL W L MOORE
RICE Miss SUSAN RAY
SMITH SAMUEL E SEAGLE W A SWAN
DECEMBER 15,1876 WEEKLY HERALD
At the residence of Mr. D G ROBERTSON in this city on DECEMBER 7th by Rev J ALBERT HYDEN - Mr. E W DAGNAL of Dalton Ga. to Mrs. MARY I NEWTON of this city.