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                       WEEKLY HERALD        



All who have read our daily papers of visit the city during Christmas week, know that GEORGE PEASE & CHRIS. SMITH, two of our citizens, shot and dangerously wounded each other. PEASE was shot through the right side in the region of the liver and through the top of the right shoulder. SMITH was shot through the right lung and wrist. Both are now doing well and will recover. There was no grudge, in fact they were or had been fast friends; it was all done under the excitement of a moment and was caused by whiskey. We have seen Mr. PEASE frequently since

the trouble and he says he was engaged in his last drunken brawl - he will be a sober man in the future. This is a good resolution.




Recorder: W L SHARP

Treasurer B O'NEIL








5th: T L CATE

6th : J T CATE



Mrs. FANNIE BRISTOL, an old and respectable colored woman in this city died last Thursday.


The barn of Mr. L H READER two miles west of this place was crushed in by the snow on last Friday night, killing one horse and a lot of sheep.


Mr. NEWT SWAN, of Polk county informs us he lost eighty feet of tan-yard by the heavy snow.



Rev. J B FORD, who has been spending a few weeks among his

acquaintances in Ohio, has returned.


Mr. JOHN C EDDS, of Rome Ga, has been in the city a few days.


CC VEST, JO BROWDER, JC DUFF, and W I DOWELL, of Polk county, passed through the city Monday on their way to Knoxville to Athens Federal Court.





Mrs. C F CRAIGMILES collects five thousand dollars on the life insurance for her husband Mr. PLESANT CRAIGMILES. Etna Life Ins. company.






January 23,[1877] by Rev. S W TINDELL Mr. L P CAMPBELL to Miss MAGGIE GAUNT.



After a lingering illness - Dr. J M CAMPBELL, of this city, at the age of 60 years. He leaves a son and daughter, and many friends to mourn his untimely end.



A shooting affray took place between Mr. A H MILTON and C P SIMMONS Wednesday evening. The circumstances are about as follows: Mr. MILTON had a few minutes before married Miss VALLEY SIMMONS - a niece of C P SIMMONS- against the will of the family. Mr. SIMMONS being her nearest relative living here, except a small brother, went to the train and remarked that "you folks have played the wild". At this Mr. MILTON told the crowd to take SIMMONS out or he would shoot him, at the same time drew his pistol and shot, SIMMONS then shot. MILTON shot again and SIMMONS did likewise. JO HARDWICK was standing by and received a flesh wound in the hand. MILTON was also shot in the hand. SIMMONS was not hurt.





In the county Court of Bradley County, Tenn., Under and buy virtue of an order of sale made at the January term of said court, 1877, I will on Friday, March 9,1877, at the court house door Cleveland, Tenn., sell to the highest bidder on a credit of six months the following described land, to-wit: The East half of the Southwest quarter of section 21, township 2, range 1, west of the basis line, Ocoee district, Bradley county, Tenn., bounded on the Southeast by the farm of WM. HUGES, North by the same,

Northwest by HOLDER and CRAIGMILES, South by JOSHIA JOHNSTON. Sold as the property of DAVID BURCH for distribution. This 27th January 1877. JAMES RUCKER , clerk.



Trustee sale of house and lot by virtue of a deed of trust

executed the 7th day of December 1874 by Miss EMMA LEA and

recorded in the register's office Bradley county Tenn., on the 7th day of December 1874 to secure JOHN H PARKER of loaned money in the sum of $430.00 its interest. I will on the 26th day of February 1877 for cash in hand at the court house door in Cleveland, Tenn., I will sell to the highest bidder and in bar of the equity of redemption the following described town lot... full description on day of sale. G T PARKER, trustee.


Sheriff’s SALE

By virtue of a fi fa in my hand from the Supreme Court at

Knoxville, Tenn. I will offer for sale to the highest bidder at the Court House door in Cleveland, Tenn., on the 24th day of February next for cash in hand, all the rights and title, interest and claim that R W WEATHERLY has in the following described land....... Levied on as the property of R W WEATHERLY to satisfy a decree in the said Court against the said WEATHERLY and others in favor of SANFORD, CHAMBERLAIN & ALBERS. G B HAYES Sheriff



Mr. THOMAS KELLY, one of the oldest citizens of Bradley county, died at his home, west of Cleveland, on Monday last.




Horse and Buggy Stolen and Thief Caught

On Sunday last


On Sunday lazy a man by the name of A J CHASTIN went to the Livery Stable of J T CATE and hired a horse and buggy to go to Ducktown. He however went as far as Benton, and thence on Monday to Athens, where he sold the horse and buggy to Mr. W S McGAUGHEY. Mr. McGAUGHEY having his fears that something was wrong, telegraphed to Mr. CATE and found out the true state of affairs. McGAUGHEY had CHASTIN arrested at Loudon on Tuesday and brought back to Athens. Mr. C P SIMMONS then went to Athens and brought CHASTIN to this place to await trial at the next term of the circuit court. CHASTIN wrote a letter from Benton to Mr. CATE saying that he was sick and unable to travel and for him not to be uneasy about his property. The letter however arrived after he was arrested and was too late to put the quietus on the matter.


The Bacon Stealers

On Saturday last some unknown parties entered the cellar of C L HARDWICK & Sons and stole a few pieces of bacon. They entered through a cellar door which was not fastened. We would advise that firm to invest in a padlock.


Youth's Companion

We have received the initial number of the above neat little monthly, published at Knoxville by Painter & McNEELEY. The "McNEELEY" is Master WILLIE McNEELEY, late of this place. The subscription is thirty cents per year.


The Boys Nuisance

Our citizens, as well as the marshal, have been aggravated

very much of late by a lot of rowdyish boys who make it their business to shoot pistols over the town at noght. Mr. WOLF is doing all in his power to catch the gents and put a stop to it. We hope he will succeed in catching the guilty parties and bring them to justice. or the calaboose.



Mr. W HARTDGEN, our popular clothier, has moved his stock of goods into the Ocoee Corner, where he will be glad to see all of his old customers and many new ones.


It was ARCH POTTS that heard a ghost in JOHNSTON's MILL after night, and ran his horse so fast that he scattered coffee for a mile along the road.


JOHN CAMPBELL is hereby notified to take the written

advertisement off our office door. We don't intend to be imposed upon by a constable in such a way. He could have stepped inside the office and had his notice put in the Herald for half the money.


DAVE WILSON, from Georgetown, was in to see us this week. DAVE is fat (in a horn) and saucy, and looks as ugly as BILL DAVIS. By the way, Mr. DAVIS we don't mean fight.



At his home in this county on February 2nd, [1877] Mr. A H GASS, at the age of 57 years. Mr. GASS was a highly respected citizen, and well known over the county. 



At his home in Chattanooga, Friday, February 2nd1877 - Mr. J J McCONNELL, late of this city. The cause of his death was paralysis - having been in perfect health twenty hours before his death. His remains were brought to this city and interred with the honors of an Odd Fellow and a Knight of Honor.



At the St. Luke's Church in this city, February 5th by Rev. C M GRAY - Mr. J P RAPIER of this place to Miss M G JONES, of  McMinn county.




A healthy gentleman with good clothes on stepped into our sanctum and remarked : "H.I.A.D.U.D" We of course thought he meant "Here I am Dressed Up Drunk" -- Which he was.


That Ghost Again

It was Dr. DAY that got frightened at the ghost at JOHNSTON's MILL, that turned out to be a dog. Doc. can have his glove if he will call for it.  " P"


ARTHUR and WILL TRAYNOR are building a nice gravel walk in front of their property on the corner of South and Lea Streets. It will be when finished quite a convenience to that portion of the city.





The Nashville American of the 16th says: A large number of

friends of both contracting parties assembled at McKindree Church last evening to witness the marriage by Dr. KELLY, of Mr. JOHN KENNEDY to Miss ADINE STRATTON. The bride was attired in traveling costume and the conclusion of the ceremonies Mr. and Mrs. KENNEDY took an evening train for a trip to the eastern cities.


Dr. REDEFER has been on the sick list for some time. However he is improving and will be able to resume his practice soon.


The late THOMAS H WILLIAMS, of whom a Tribute of Respect will be found in this paper, was a brother to Mr. JOHN H WILLIAMS of Ducktown.


Tribute of Respect Winchester, Tenn., February 9,1877.At a meeting of Cumberland Lodge No. 158, F A M, the following preamble and resolutions in regard to the death of THOMAS H WILLIAMS were unanimously adopted. (Same for Decherd, Tenn. February 8,1877 At a meeting of the Dechered Presbyterian Church.)


Mr. J T CATE is having his livery stable rebuilt. He says when he gets it finished this time it will stand the snow storms.


Mr. FRANK KELLEY has purchased the "HENRY property" on South st. We are sorry to lose Frank from Buscombe but hope he will

be pleased with hard scrabble.





In Harrison Tenn. February 20th, 1877 - JOHN M. - infant son of Dr. J M & Mrs. SARAH DeFRIESE, aged precisely four months. The funeral services were performed by the writer. Prof. LOGAN and his school, with a large concourse of sympathizing friends, attended the funeral. The parents can find consolation in the Bible. Jesus said "Suffer the little children, Let them come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of God" R H GUTHRIE Harrisson Tenn. February 24,1877



A colored man by the name of NATHAN WHITE got killed by the falling of a tree on Mrs. LEE's farm, February 28, [1877], aged about 70 years.



From some cause the reckless young chaps of Cleveland have

quit firing pistols around the streets at nights. Wouldn't it be surprised if they were afraid of the Wolf's.




PETER HUMPHREYS s making a boat for the Salt River trip. ED BURGESS claims to be the captain. He says BILL WOOD and JIM ROBERTSON are officers on the boat; also he sent for BOB SLOAN who spoke for passage some time ago. No "Pill drivers" will be allowed on board, so Dr. DAY and Doc LONG can't go. P S There may be a few "rads" that will want passage.



At her home in this place on morning of the 5th - Mrs. JANE MORRIS, wife of JOHN MORRIS, at the age of 85 years.


We are informed that the tax collector of Rhea county has left the country, and that he is defaulter to the amount of about five thousand dollars. Score one more for the "reform".


Pistols are getting scarce in Cleveland. The young chaps want to sell out. Cause: Wolfology.


A little son of Mr. MATT SLAUGHTER of this place jumped from a portico while playing last Sunday and broke his leg.


Master STONEWALL ROGERS has opened a Skating Rink in the

CRAIGMILE hall. The young who don't mind for skinned ankles and black eyes are having considerable amusement.





Sad Results of a Young Ladies Folly.


Porterville, Pa. March 4 - Five years ago Miss MARY ATHERS,

of this place, advertised in a Boston paper for a husband. Among other responses to her advertisement was one from JOHN R JOHNSTON, of Rutland, Vt. A correspondence resulted from the advertisement, and three months after the card was inserted, in accordance with the request of the person answering to that name, she went to Rutland and was married to him. Miss ATHERS was the daughter of WILLIAM R ATHERS, cashier of the Raftman's bank, of this place. Her purpose was entirely unknown to her parents. When she left home she said she was going to Boston to visit a college friend. Four weeks after she went away she returned home with her new husband. Notwithstanding the fact that her parents were grieved at her trek, they accepted the

situation, and, JOHNSTON being a gentlemanly appearing man, and a good book-keeper, his wife's father placed him in the bank as an assistant. Although JOHNSTON developed qualities that were inconsistent with his position, he was retained in the situation that was given him, and his shortcomings were overlooked.



On Wednesday last a lady with two children, both under eight years of age, appeared in Porterville. She inquired for Mr. JOHNSTON, saying that she was his wife, and that he was the father of her children. Her story was not believed at first, but when JOHNSTON acknowledged that it was all true the village was thrown into the most intense excitement. JOHNSTON said that he had been unable to live with his wife on account of the intemperance of her mother, and had left her two months before he answered Miss ATHERS advertisement. He supposed, he says, that all intercourse with her was at an end, and thought

that she would never trouble him again. He left his victim, however, and went to live with his true wife and family.




Miss ATHERS, or as she supposed she was , Mrs. JOHNSTON, on Monday went to the Orchard's Drug store and called for a quantity of arsenic. Being refused the drug she went home, and was found on Friday morning lying on the floor of her room dead. She shot herself through the heart with a revolver that JOHNSTON kept in a drawer in the room they had occupied.



JOHNSTON could not be found yesterday morning. His wife and children are still here. Miss ATHERS was about twenty four years old, and a highly accomplished lady. She leaves one child two years old. The greatest excitement prevails, and if JOHNSTON could be found there is no doubt but he would be summarily dealt with.



In Chattanooga, Sunday 11, 1877 by Rev. Mr. PARKER - - Mr. THOMAS R WILHOITE of this place to Miss VESTA MORRIS, of Meridian, Miss.



Some unknown person entered JOHN TRAYNOR's cellar under the drug store and stole a few gallons of "puer democracy" and left the barrel leaking.


Dr. McNABB has commenced the frame work for a new dwelling house. We suspect FRANK KELLY's moving near him and putting on style has got Doc. in the notion of not being out done.




Mr. ARTHUR TRAYNOR, who has been spending a few weeks in Texas, has returned home. He reports everything lovely in the Lone Star State.


Mr. SAM HUNT has been appointed postmaster in this place. It is understood that he will have no assistant, but will take his daughters in the office with him. His oldest daughter, Miss MARY, is competent to attend to the duties.


Our young friend W F BARRETT, as we understand, has been

appointed postmaster at Charleston. WILLIAM is a clever young man and will make an efficient officer. We understand his appointment is due to the influence of Capt. J N AIKIN of that city who went to see the postmaster general in person in behalf of Mr. BARRETT. Capt. AIKIN was an army associate of Mr. KEY's and is very warm personal friend of the Judges'


Mr. JEFF MONTGOMERY happened with a serious accident last Sunday. While out buggy riding the horse became frightened and ran away, turning over the buggy, breaking MONTGOMERY's leg just below the knee and brushing himself considerately otherwise.


Capt. A G SHARP, of Chattanooga, has been appointed Special Detective of the postoffice department. Mr. SHARP is one of the shrewdest men in the country and will make an excellent officer. We congratulate you, Mr. A G .



Just before press we received from Chatta Seminary a tribute of respect to the late SAMUEL P DENTON, who at his death, March 12,1877 was a student of that institution. We regret it came too late for this edition. It should have come on Tuesday evening.


Texas wants it distinctly understood that no more lawyers need enter that state, unless it be to kill off the doctors, of which the supply seems inexhaustible.


Col. J W RAMSEY, of this place has been appointed Special Agent of the Southern Claims Commission, vice J B BROWNLOW resigned.



At her home in this place, on Sunday last - Mrs. LIZZIE WOOD, wife of W W WOOD, aged 38 years.


Mr. WILLIAM RULE has been reappointed postmaster at Knoxville.