Greeneville Democrat 2  

Greeneville Democrat

This newspaper was printed in Greeneville, Tennessee. 

16 July 1879

Here and There

Five thousand people left Memphis on the 11th instant.

There are four marble quaries being worked in Hawkins County now.

The Baptist Family Companion is the name of a paper which has just been started at Knoxville.

An immense black bear was killed near Bristol on Monday of last week, according to the Courier.

According to the editor of the Hawkins County Department of the Morristown Gazette, Major H.M. Aiken, of the Rogersville and Jefferson Railroad, was on the train which was wrecked near Wytheville, Va., week before last but he escaped without injury.

Jonesboro Herald and Tribune: An alligator has been seen in Nola Chuckey river, near Bayless' Ford, by Thomas F. Broyles and others. The animal seems to take peculiar pleasure in exposing his scaly back to the warm sunshine.

Bristol Courier: Rev. Asa Routh a well known minister of the Baptist Church married his fourth wife last week--a Miss Tipton, of Holston Valley. The reverand gentleman has a small family of children (only 26) now, and is well advanced in age.

Jonesboro Journal: On Monday night Miss Mary Ann Biddle committed suicide by hanging herself. She was the daughter of Mr. James Biddle now deceased, and lived near Telford's depot. It appears that she had been suffering from a slight mental derangement for several weeks. She was 42 years old.

The Newport Reporter says that the State line mountains between Tennessee and North Carolina, have an unusual amount of bears, wolves and panthers this summer, and that they are playing wild havoc with the sheep and hogs grazing in the mountains. Attempts have been made to kill them but of no avail.

From the Knoxville Chronicle we learn that Hut Amerine, the notorious Blount county moonshiner, who stands charged with the killing of John Cooper and other grave charges, was taken from the Maryville jail, where he has been confined since his trial, and taken to Knoxville and placed in jail there. He has recently made some attempts to brake jail and his removal was considered necessary for his safe keeping.

Dandridge Watchman: S.J. Wolfe, aged between fifty and sixty, met with a horrible accident at the millss near this place on Last Saturday, July 5th. Mr. Wolfe was the miller in charge, and was oiling the machinery when by some means he suffered his right arm to be caught between some powerful cast cog wheels which crushed the arm, bones and all from the wrist to the elbow joint. Mr. Wolfe was by himself, and came very near dying from hemmorrhage and nervous exhaustion or shock, before assistance could be rendered. He managed to wak down from the second floor and stop the mill, and get outside before he fell, he gave the alarm by his groans and supplications for water. When he was found he was apparently insensible and his body and features distorted by spasms, the result of great pain. His arm was amputated by Dr. J.Nat Lyle assisted by D.L. Betris and Capt. J.B. Sharp, J.H. Denton, Pryor Smith and others. He is still suffering as the weather is very unfavorable for ssuch an operation.

Bristol Courier: We learn that there was a batte on Stony Creek, in Carter Co. last Saturday evening. It seems that there had been some misunderstanding between a young man by the name of Roberts and another by the name of Buckels. and that the latter had said that he would whip the former on eight-Saturday evening they met at the furnace on Stoney Creek, each accompanied by two friends, and at it the whole six went. Bars of iron and rocks were used indiscriminately, and when disinterested parties arrived on the field they found four out of the six down and badly hurt, the other two still fighting. One young man, named Henkel, is said to be dangerously injured.

According to the Monroe Democrat the residence of Mr. A.B. Young, near Crowders Mills, in that county, was forcibly entered by three men. They forced open the door and rushed for the bureau in which Mr. Young kept his money and the thieves left the house. Mr. and Mrs. Young were sleeping in the room and this was all done before Mr. Young could interfere. They got a small amount of currency and several hundred dollars in State money and some papers. They left the drawer some distance from the house. Mr. Young and his wife both recognized one of the party to be a man named Wm Bird, who has been working for Mr. Young. He has been arrested and placed in jail.

From a Mount Vernon letter in the Monroe Democrat we take the following: We had a wind and rain storm on the 24th, accompanied with vivid lightening, and we are sorry to chronicle the death of Mrs. James Brannon who was killed by lightening. She was getting dinner, and was over the fire when struck and was thrown back in the floor a lifeless corpse. She never breathed after being struck so far as is known. The lightening seemed to come down the chimney. A moment before she was killed she picked up her baby which was sitting near the fire and set it back a short distance and returned to the fire to look after her dinner and was killed. The rest of the family were in the house but no one was hurt.

28 August 1860

Charles Irwan's Trial

On Friday Inst Charles Irwan of this place had his trial before the Magistrates, for shooting Thomas Chambers. He was found guilty of man slaughter, and ordered to give bonds of five thousand dollars for his appearances at the next term of the circuit court. While he was looking round for secutity, he gave leg bail and not since been heard of. 

13 March 1890

STATE NEWS Memphis Republicans are pushing Wm. R. Moore for the republican nomination for Governor.

Wm. Brackers a well-to-do farmer of Unicoi County, has left home mysteriously, deserting his wife and family.

The dwelling house of Mr. P. S. Cox of Careyville, Tenn., was consumed by fire on last Friday night. Nothing was saved, not even the wearing apparel of the family. Mrs. Cox is the daughter of Mr. D.A. Patton, of Jonesboro.

At Chattanooga, Tenn. Mar. 1st. William Tolliver was drowned while endeavoring to remove his household effects from the home out of which his family had been driven by the water. Tolliver had taken several skiff loads to dry land and started back alone for another load. He was seen to fall overboard, but no one was near to save him.

Morristown Gazette: Will Grigsby a young man of eighteen or twenty years, fell on the sidewalk last Wednesday evening in an epileptic fit. He was carried into Roberts Drug store where he received medical attention. For fifteen minutes his jaws were so tightly locked that medicine could not be administered and it was feared that he would die in this condition. He finally came around all right, however, and was able to get home. Cigarette smoking was the cause of his trouble. He doesn't smoke them now.

BARN BURNED Last Sunday night the barn of George Long in 18th district of Hawkins County, was entirely consumed by fire, together with it's contents. There were five head of stock burned, consisting of two fine mules, two good brood mares and a horse, a large lot of hay, gearing etc. Nothing was saved. Loss $1,200 with no insurance. The fire is supposed to be the work of an incendiary.


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