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I, ''OR PALE A No. 1 four yr .1J Jnck. for
I'lkrlieuUm. Inquire of .1, II. llennutt, Family
Grocer, weet iiae Market iurp, Knoxville, Ten.
Xotlre.
All person indebted to ibe firm of
Rule t Ricks are urgently requested
to call at the Chronicle Office, and
Fettle their accounts. Those living out
of the city can pet I In by mail. It is
necessary to close up the books of the
firm, and our debtois will confer a
great favor by prompt attention tot his
notice. Rri.E fc Ricks.
iii")d:ttAwi:t.
. . - -
Ylnrrinire l.trrnsfst.
The following marriage licenses were
issued from the County Court Clerk's
office, during the week ending Satur
day, February 27th, 1N75:
James M. Hherrill ami Caroline
Rule.
Thos. O. Deaderick mill Juli;i Jose
phine Heiskell.
Roht. Walker and Tilila Chiles.
(t. W. Eiips and Jemima Peoples.
Haywood Patterson and Fanny
.Sandsburn.
J. C. Cant and Mary MeCumphell.
r ike i nit: tun vruv.
alrinnilrr llollowny'a Kitdrt I'rop
tit Destroy!.
We learn that on last Thursday Mr.
Alexander Holloway lost Ids resi
dence, smoke house and everything lie
possessed. Himself and the entire
family were at a neighbor house at
tending u quilting and log rolling
party, when the lire broke out and
consumed everything, having them
not even a change of clothing. They
also lost all their wheat, bacon and
other provisions, leaving I hem in really
a destitute condition. We learn that
t lie neighbors are making up a sub
scription for ttieir benefit. We did
ot iearn the cause of the tire wheth
er it was accidentiy or the work of
incendiarism.
Kea I r.stA(e Trnnsrerk
The following are the real estate
transfers recorded in the office of the
County Court Clerk, for the week
ending Monday, March 1, 1K75:
Win. Cofl'maii to L. J. Hudihurg,
lot for S50.00.
J. J. Craig to Edward Rudder, !' 3 10
acres for $200 (Ml
Frank Bridge and wife to Ja. H.
Gilbert, lot for 1,075.00.
J no. Mynatt to Hannah E. Cox, 50
acres land for $150.00.
Jno. Mynatt and wife to J. M. Cope
land, t acres laud for $.'!50.n0.
Jno. L. Moses to A. J. Tipton, lot
for f 275.00.
Jno. Jack, col., to Sarah E. Sute,
col., lot for $50.00.
J. M.Harris to McCutley fc Johns
son, lot for $1,500 00.
W. F. Yardley to I. aura Jones, lot
for $250.00.
Win. Rranie nud w ife to W. L. Mix,
house and lot for $1, -400.00.
W. Ij. Mix and wifeet als. to Win.
Braine, bouse and lot for $1, 700.00.
M. L. Patterson, C. ct M., to S.
OoodykoonU, 10 acres laud for
250.
George and Ella Zachary to E. W.
Roberts, laud for $75(),N).
M. L. Patterson to H. M. Aiken,
iota for $130.00.
A NiiffVeM Ion
(Should warm weather follow the re
cent overflow, a great amount of sick
ness may he looked fir and every one
should be prepared to counteract the
vi I effects of an atmosphere poisoned
liy the decay of matter left by the
Hood. If cold are brought on, use
Hyuiphyx ; if symptoms of rhumatisni
appear apply at ouee Dr. Hart's Relief,
and in any and all events keep the
bowels regulated by the judicious use
of Dr. Hurt's lllood'und Liver Pills.
Wheat.
'ilie pro-pec t for a good wheat crop
in U(.;ier List Tennessee this year is
not at all Haltering. We have never
noticed the growing wheat at this sea
son of the ear look worse, hut our far
mers have tlie consolation to know
I bat their graneries are full of last
year's crop, and a failure this year will
not by any means deprive lliein of the
great luxury of wheal cakes and rolls.
Jlcraltl and Tribune.
The Idle or Ibn I leli Is ibe Itlood."
Thi is an ndmittcj fact. It is obvious
tbat when the blood becomes corrupt the
whole system i corrupt alxu, and those or
gans which ar weaker from functional ilo
rangsment will sutler most. The large
majority of female diseases proceed from
this cause. The true policy is to direct the
remedy to the source of the disease. It is
io this way that Dr. Tutl"s Saraaparilla
and (Queen's llclight acts. Its specific effect
is on the MooJ. It purities, vitulii-.es il,
expelling all distemper from (he eyst'-ui.
Held Kertl.
A lot of choice fresh Clover, Timo
thy, Orchard, Herds and lit lie (iruss
Heed for sale at Williams, Zimmeiuiiiu
AWil-on's. ii21d;!w4
rvF.iiYiioit v iu ;ai this !
k'KIII IVr Moillll !
Agents wanted iu every town and
county in the United Suites and Can
ada, to sell the
JAPANESE PEAS.
200 UUSHELS l'OTHK ACRE.
Send 5Kc. ii!s for a suinple box lihat
will produce from 5 to ill bushels of
peas), prepaid, by mail, giving terms
to Agents, full directions for planting,
cultivating, &c.
Address Ij.Ii. Osmknt,
Iil0w4t Cleveland, Tenn.
FREE!
Rest English (Sewing
Machine Needles 60
cts. per dozen. Sam
ples free. JSend stamp
Xi25wtf H. P. Ami EI,, Ktioxville.
THE FRESHET.
iVnm KnoiYil'DllT Chnmicle. Feb. 27.1
'i be county liridge was crowded at
an early hour yesterday with citizens,
to behold the work of the raging tide,
ami the sight almost beggars inscrip
tion, 'I lie river bad continued to rise
the entire night, and by inorulng It
only lacked some inches over two
feel from beini; its high as in 18'i7. The
bou-es at the river bank, just above
the county bridge were almost entire
ly covered wltli water, and one f
Hum was lloatliigarouiid, being, how
ever, held to t lie place by ropes. Work
men m t re still busy at
ATKIX'H Ll'MI'.EIt YAKl)
Trying losiveas much as positdo,
though quite a quantity was carried
along uiili the tide not withstanding
their etl'-irt. Mr. Atkiu himself
was pre-eut working as though
many years of a busy life bad not sil
vered his hair, and Bt all times he
could be si-1" ii in the most dangerous
places. Sometime before noon the
tide proved too much for
atktn's stork house,
At the corner of Crozier and Front
streets, and It was soon seen moving
down the river, followed by at least
50,000 feet of line lumber, which had
been brought around iu front of the
building lor protection. Several men
followed it in yawls atid made a stre
uioiiH ell'ort to land it, liut their work
was fruitless, and on it sped, passing
the county bridge without any trouble.
Reaching tlie Ktioxville and Charles
ton railroad bridge, it passed under,
jut to the right of the highest span,
when the brick Hue was taken oil' by
the hiidgc, and tile building pushed on
down the stream.
t.N THE K1VEH.
Dm ing 1 lie morning as before staled
crowds of citizens gathered at the riv
er, and often it seemed their curiosity
wuuld get the better of their judg
ment, ami they would risk llieir
lives in order to see even thing.
Quite n crowd gathered on the
porch, or rather 1 ose putform
of ;the Riverside Church, looking out
on the river, when suddenly a splash
was heard, and one man found himself
necnledly damp from head to foot.
He got out, however, there being plenty
of Hunting lumber around, and fishing
out bis list be probably sought a
change of garments. We are only sur
prised that a number of accidents did
not. occur, as many placed tlimiselves
in really dangerous positions.
THE KNTEKl'ltlSlNO l'HOTOIIKAl'llKH,
Mr. T. M. Schleier, was on the bridge
yesterday forenoon taking stereoscopic
views of the Hood, nud afterwards went
to the foot of Main street and took First
Creek and the scenery surrounding.
These pictures will doubtless besought
after and preserved by many as a re
minder of the great freshet of 1S75.
THE HAS WORKS
Are almost entirely under water. We
met with Mr. Somerville near the
works, and learned from him that tlie
inpny hoped to lie able to furnish
gus again in about nine nays. .A to
(he damage sustained by them, they
have no means of at present correctly
est minting it, yet he thinks that it will
reach a sum of between one and two
thousand dollars.
ESyl'IBE BARKY
Was standing on the door-step of his
small brick building on Front street,
in which be aud family had taken
refuge, looking as culm as usual. We
found that the water liked about Ii teen
inches at 1 o'clock v. M. yesterday of
having reached the higli-waler mark
ofl!5'i7, made in the building by Mr.
Harry's sons,
Relow the railroad bridge we found
Policeman Leary's stable und lioue
had not been cariied away, but were
still Hunting around, being kept close
to the bank with ropes, as correctly
stated iu yesterday's Chronicle.
The first fioor of Mr. Stevens' house,
west of Second Creek, was inundated
several feet. The family moved out
in the fiat-boat Thursday evening.
The building, of course, is considerably
damaged.
FIRST ('KEEK.
No otticf .-crjous damage was sus
tained on this creek more than stated
iu our yesterday's issue. The back
water co , i r d Cruzicr Hreit nearly to
Hill street. jVt maiti street it regular
ferry line was established, and wagons
and horsemen were carried to and fro
in a largo llat-boat, while yawls and
"dug-outs" were in abundance ready
to transfer the pedestrians ut the rate
of five cents esch way. They lauded
in trout of E. W. Adkius' house on the
eastern side, aud Crozier street proved
tiie western hank.
On Cumberland street nl-o a ferrv
line was established for Ibe benefit of
pi'dest risns, collecting their fare regu
lar. Mayor Stauh informs us that he
has made arrangements to have a fiee
ferry on Cumberland street to-day.
This is us it should lie, and we won
dered that it had not been done from
tlie first.
Mabry street liridge, we learn, will
be made passable for wagons its soon as
men can work iu tlie water. Proba
bly to-day or Monday.
The other bridges will also lie re
built as soon as the forcecan be spared.
The wah in Crozier street Is to be
repaired at once. As it now stands all
wngous having business in any part of
North Knoxville have to go by the
way of Rroad street.
SECOND CREEK.
There is but a slight increase of
damage on this creek, and Mr. Jones
and Ijiing aro perhaps the heaviest
sufferers, as tlie water nearly reached
the second story of llieir buildings.
THE KA 1 1. HO A l)S.
Mater Mechanic Hodge went up to
Strawberry Plains yesterday and re
turned in the evening. At 2:'J0 be
found the river within two or three
feet of the bottom of the Stiawherry
Plains bridge, and the Holstou was
then rising at that place at the rate of
about six inches per hour. He says
the river wai then higher than when
the bridge was carried away in 1 Si 17.
Tlie bridge was then carried away by a
large b-iru ami it quantity of drift
wood. Having frequently heard that
the Strawberry Plains bridge was re
built at that time several feet higher,
we asked Mr. Hodge about it, anil
learned that the bridge was rebuilt at
tlie same bight. He says be was on
the bridge yesterday evening aud
could feel the drift wood st riking it
occasionally.
A number of
HOUSES AKE UNDER WATER
and boats ure being u-ed io moving out
the furniture and Inhabitants from the
upper storieof the buildings.
TRACK UNDERWATER.
One and ta half miles this side of
Strawberry Plains, a half mile of the
track is live feet under water.
At Flat Cjcek, one-fourth of a mile
of the track Is fifteen Inches under wa
ter. Mr. Hodge parsed through this
n ale r ou au engine. The track on the
Flat Creek bridge was floating, but
having examined it, he fell certain
thai u would settle down t i:s right
place on liie sleepeis whenever tlie
vtighl of the engine compelled il to,
ami lie made liiu irinl. A- expected it
settled down, b it in doing - it crush
ed some loo-e timber, winch g.ivetlieni
a little frigh-, oir. th-y ctai or. nil
riiflit,
' At McMillan's Station the track 'as
two and a half f-et und r water.
Through (ids Mr. llolge :un p.t-ed
with his engine. At Aimsirong's
curve the track win covered with
water.
A MAIL FKOM URISrol. TO-DAY.
Mr. Hodge informs us that sufficient
information has been received to assure
them that the road is all light from
tliis point to Fullen's cut, where some
work has to be done, when the track
will be clear to Rristnl. He thinks
that Fullen's cut will probably be
cleared to-day, and perhaps in time to
have a mail from liristol this evening.
Road-Ma-acr Moore left McMillan's
Thursday at l:) r. t., repairing the
road as he went. He left Ureeneville
at 11:50 a. M. yesterday for Fullen's,
where be has a large force at work
now,
THE LOWER UN II OK THE ROAD
Will not be so easily repaired, as con
siderable more damage wns sustained.
We are informed that the back-water
In some places is from iifteeti to twenty
feet deep iu cuts. Tlie railroad officials
say they have no idea how long it will
take to repair the road from here to
Chattanooga.
OTHEK RAILROADS.
The official of this road have not
learned anything in regard to hc
ditiou of M'lhon's road, or tin- r . . is
connecting with it.
The following dispatches weie re
ceived by the railroad official last
night :
SIX LKIIUiESlloNE.
Six bridges between Dalton mid
Chattanooga are gone, and tlie one at
Tdton. Our track is all right to Dal
ton. The water is three feet on our
track at Citico, this side of Rag-dale's
Depot. I will run our train to Dalton
to-morrow morning and back, taking
four cars. I leave here for Dalton,
and will bring Mulkey aud his force
off the Dalton Branch, prepared to go
to Chattanooga as soon as the water
fulls.
The following was received a lew
minutes later, and we presume from
another party :
SOUTH CHATf ANooi; A UNDER WATER.
I have not heard from Chieamauga
since I left there this A. M. Two henls
of the trestle had gone, and about
thirteen feet of the embankment had
washed uway at the wet end of the
1.-1. i(i All communication is cut oil'
that way now. Citico e:eei; bridge is
under five feet of water. Communi
cation is cut off by tiie Western At
lantic aud Nashville roads. The river
is still rising about three inches per
hour. I look for the track to wash
away at Citico creek.
KNOXVILLE AND CHARLESTON ROAD.
There has been no other duuiage
sustained by this road than hereto
fore staled. One span of tlie Little
river bridge has been found in good
condition one half mile below, aud
the other span is reported to he iu the
same condition about 1 miles below
the piers. The middle pier was wash
ed completely away, nud not ono stone
remains ou another.
KNOXVILLE AND OHIO K0AD.
Below we give a report from the
Master of Transportation, Mr. Kinzel,
made to Superintendent Moses yester
day, iu regard to tlie damage sustained
by ihat road :
"Bents of Wood's trestle washed
out, and one-third mile of track is
covered by back water from Reaver
Creek, near Powell' Station. There
is a new break of earth near the tim
bering at die south end of Copper
Ridge cut. There is a small vlide near
Rock Cut. A heavy slide pressed the
track two feet oil' line at Chrismnn's
(lap. Theie is u slidu in u cut m ar
Flint Ridge, and heavy slides in cuts
between Chestnut nud Mud Cm.
There is a heavy slide from Mud Cut
to Coal I reek. Clinch river is out of
its banks, and is rising rapidly. I have
no direct word from Coal Creek this
morning, as the train did not go fur
ther up than Coal Creek. The road
will be opened bv the middle of nest
week."
TAZEWELL 1'IKE.
We learn that the long and high
bridge on this pike at the Moses
farm, some two miles from the city,
was washed away. Also two bridges
on the same road at theMeCamphell or
Eudlow farm, some three miles from
the city, were destroyed by tlie tide.
KIRLY'S MILL.
We learn'tbat the new grist mill was
not carried away, hut the old mill and
the saw mill as well as the residence of
the miller fill gave way before I lie tide.
Tlie miller did not even save his fur
niture or clothing, all going with tlie
house.
I'.I.OU.NT COUNTY ITEMS.
From a gentleman from Maryville,
we learn that the dams of Martin's ami
Rhea's mills iu Maryville were de
stroyed by tlie freshet. Also several
mills in tiie neighborhood were carried
away, und the mill of Mr. George
turned up side down.
CLINCH lllVER.
Clinch river lias been very high, '
hut lacked three or four feel being as I
high as it was iu lsjij7. Several fami
lies nt l 'liiiton, were driven from their
houses by thu turbid outers, and forced
to take refuge with their neighbors
who were fortunate enough to reside
on elevated land.
The water was into Burr fc Terry's
Saw Mill at the mouth of Cane Creek,
at S:3'J o'clock yesterday and rising at
the rale of two inched per hour. We
are glad to know that the loss of this
firm was comparatively light up to
that time, aud it is not likely that the
river rose much higher.
'I WO -MEN DROWNED.
A sad accident occurred at the
mouth of Coal Creek ou Clinch
river, on Thursday at eleven o'clock,
a. m. Two men were drowned.
Will IT lllm.l,i Trt T!..l, .
They were laboring to save a raft of
i" 'no eie out in me river in
canoes. In the surging waters the
raft was, as may Ik supposed, unman
ageable. It struck the canoe which
these two unfortunate gentlemen were
in, and either cansized it or threw
them out. The ranid current eirried
them under, nnd thpv roup .,niv to
sink again. Mr. Hatmaker le.ves a
family to mourn his loss. Mr. lt-'noh
was a youth about sixteen yeais old.
When nir Inform ,nt last heard from
(here their b mies had not been re-
c iVt red. I'. i oos-ible thev oi.-iv
not be.
C AL V UhKK.
The waters about I' .al Criek were
Verv high an I much lo- mei t v was de
stroyed. Two small orbl'ges were
washed out of tin- railroad ttadi near
the coal mine- of the Knoxville Iron
Comoanv, slid those of McKa.-ii and
the Franklin Coal Couiptnv.
Cove I 're.. It ii. -.i- I '. I If ll Wl I.
er's was higher than ever Kn.nnbe-
lore, sweeping away fences a id every- j
thiugelse that happened to all within
ItslrrcsNiible coure.
LEAVER CREEK.
Hackney's mill in the 10;h civil dis
Irict, 15 miles from Knoxville was eir
ried away, with i.Oihi bushels of giain
and oil sacks of tV hi r. It was one of
the titust mills in the country. The
loss is estimated at about $7,000.
Hatcher's mill, near the same place,
was moved and considerably damaged,
but will be easily repaired. A bridge
at Hackney's mill, nud Trotter's bridge
iu tile same civil district, were both
swept away. The liridge at Trotter's
was carried away in tlie grea' freshet
oflS07.
KNO.WII.LE MAR11LE COMPANY.
The machinery of this company at
the junction of French limn 1 and
Holston Is entirely submerged. A
store house and dwelling house near
by, have both been washed away.
Tlie water yesterday afternoon was up
to the top of the doors in the first
story of Mr. Rrabson's residence. At
one o'clock yesterday, the French
Broad had fallen three incites ten miles
above tlie mouth, and has no doubt
fallen rapidly last night.
LATEST RIVER NEWS.
The rivercoiumenced to fall yester
day afternoon very steady. It was es
timated that by 0 i M. it' had fallen 2
inches. At 1 A. i , this morning our
reporter visited tlie river hut could not
find any one to gel any information
from, but was of the opinion tbat it
had fallen about 4 inches more, making
ad inch fall opto this writing. No
further news has been received in re
gard to theSlrawbcrry Plains bridge,
but from thestateof the river here, we
aredechledly of tlie opinio that, she is
safe. Prof. J. K. Payne's reports from
h is observations that at ii- highest the
river contained -1:1.20 feet of tide water,
wlule in ISO" it was 45.75 feet. Nearly
all the river men agree that it lacked
from 15 to IS inches of being as high
as il was in 1SU7, and thai it was u
great many feel higher than they ever
want to see it again.
The river continued to full during
Friday night, and by 0 o'clock, yester
day evening it was estimated that it
had fallen about ten feet, and Was go
ihgdown at the rate of nearly twelve
inches nn hour. It is thought that by
morning it will be within banks. As
heretofore quite a crowd gathered at
the river and on the county bridge to
gee what could be seen- Workmen
were still busy straightening out At
kin's lumber, &c.
RAILROAD MATTERS,
The work on Fullen's Cut was com
pleted yesterday, and the road is now
open from Knoxville t Bristol. Road
Master Mooie, with a large number of
bauds ami a large train of lumber, will
leave the upper end of the road and
proceeil at dice to the lower end, to
assist Rond Master Benson in repair
ing his division of the line, x hich I, us
been damaged considerably more than
above Knoxville.
t'AITAI.H J ViUES
Returned yesterday fiom los (our of
inspection along the line, lie made
his trip walking, ridiiigon dump cars,
and occasionally on hoisi-back, ami
looked considerably v e;n ied He re
ports 2-5 breaks between this city and
Chai lesion, some of them pretty bad,
others light, and qui.e a number have
been repaiii d. Road Master Benson ,
with a large force, is at work ou the
line, and he is ex pi ctcd to reach .-wect-wuter
to-day. Several stnull bridges
have been carried away between this
place and Chuileston, hut with (he
force at work and the assistance given
by Road Master Moore in hands and
lumber, they will soon be erected
again.
dpt. Jaqucs says that lie was in
formed by tneSlieriH'of McMimi coun
ty, that the watercourses in that coun
ty were seven feet higher than in lh07.
liis informant told him that there
was not a bridge left Iu the county.
Sweetwater was five feet higher
than iu 1807. In fact all along the
hneit looked gloomy, and the coun
try below sull'ered much heavier than
above Knoxville.
I'apt. Jaques expressed the opinion
that the road between Knoxville and
Chattanooga will not be opened before
tlie last of this week.
IiiWN THE RIVER FROM LEADVALE.
Mr. J. C. Duncan left here Monday
for l.eadvalu to tike a duck hunt.
Tne Hood caught him on Tuesday and
Wednesday, aud he Went back to Mor
ristown to survey I he tt l-jc itiphio field
and see hat the prospects were.
I iiidiog be could not get to Knoxville
by rail, lie took a dump Car and went
back to i.ea lvale, determined to lake
the river for home, lie Ie!t the bridge
at 1 u. M. ou Fiiday and r'ot to Evans'
Island for the night.
He reached here yesterday afternoon
at 2 p. m. lie reports (he destruction
along the river us very gieat. Scarcely
an island was visible. At places the
river was a mile wide. He fount! but
two mill safe and undisturbed. He
thinks there are about twenty-live
mills between here and Eeadvale, and
all but two were washed away or oth
erwise badly damaged.
DAMAGE ATM'.MILLAN'S AND VICINITY
We learn from Capt. W. O. Monday,
of McMillan's Station, that the saw.
mill of Dr. J. C. Strong, on Doak'a
Creek, was swept away ou Wednesday
night and consigned to the Holston,
Including a large quantity of valuable
lumber.
Two blacksmith shops and three
wagons, belonging to Alex. M. Hlilpe,
were carried away by the angry waters
of Flat Creek. .Sir. Ship' tannery
was also greatly injured by being over
llowed. The old Carter grist-mill on
Flat Creek was also damaged, as well
as J. M. Curler's mw-iiiiII on Rose,
berry.
The new county bridge over Flat
Creek floated from Its le d a oilnst the
railroad bridge a few yards hil iw.
This was a covered bridge, ai.d one of
the largeit and Let in the o nintv.
These creeks were nil much higher
than ever known to be before. Hun
dreds ol fences were washed away,
and land and building along the
hanks were more or less Injured.
THE FLOOD AT LltlSTOt,.
The ISri-tol (Vti'i'i rsiv : "On Tins
diyand Aediiesdsv ni.-hts the rains
descended, aud on Thursday morning i
ineiieavor was raging. Messrs. An
derson ,t Kirby's Tanya-d. Mr. Mat-j
lox's Stsh and Blind Saioorv, tbej
dams of Col. English's Mill mid Messr.-.. j
Jordan tfc Pepper's Woolen Factory '
nave an oeen injure I, but to wha' ex
lent can not be iqvtoximiilcd at this
hour Id o'clock, Thursday. All the
residences i!i ibe fiat alonL thecieck
are sui rounded by water, and i.liwill
lie damaged more or 1. ss. The old
shop, wliicli has stood for years in the
middle of toe t reek above the bridge:
on Main street, bus In skewed half
around, and stables and fences gener
ally demoralized.
Kn.iiville l)i ly Curoni' le. Murcli 1.
Large crowds gathered on the banks
of the river nnd on tlie county bridge
on S.ibbith, to take a view of the river
hanks an. I to see the effects of the 1 1'e
heavy freshet. The sight h-gcii- de
scription, especially in the neighbor
hood of where Mr. S. T. Atkin's saw
mill once st mil, nt I he corner ol'Cn zier
nud Front streets. Here can be seen
Mr. Atkiu'a office lying on one side, a
mass of machinery where the building
ouee stood, lumber lying around pro
miscuously, ami mud nearly knee
deep. It looks ns though the'Moutest
heart would shrink from an attempt to
restore order and commence business
Hgain at the same phic.
His loss, if it does not exceed the
estimate heretofore made, will certain
ly not fall short of tjio.onil. We have
not learned as to whether he expects
to re-build ou the old site or i i t. Tlie
slopping of his mill will certainly be
felt by a large number of laborers ho
have heretofore always found employ
ment with him
Along the rivei bank just above tlie
county bridge, can he seen two house
about in nuns, one of them almost
ready loturu over ou it hide, and both
out of place. In fact, all ulotig the
river the property has been more i r
less damaged, und severs I of the smaller
tenement houses can not be used again
unless more money is expended on
them iu lepnirs thsn they are worth.
The (ias Works, we understand, i.re
uot injured as much as was expia ted ;
light Hi about eight days. Provided,
however, that the liver, now taking
another rise, does not reach tlnir
works.
Esquire Hairy 's property, uside of
having to be repapered. scoured out,
ic, was not damaged to anv great ex
tent. RAIN 1 NO AOAIN.
On Sabbath night, or rather ytsier
day morning before day, heavy'show
eisofraiu fell, and continued to full
almost the entire day ; and river men
yesterday evening predicted another
rise. At 5 1 M. il was about at a stand
still, but by 8 o'clock it began to rise
sufficiently to back up First Creek.
Between four or five o'clock in the
evening the raiu fairly poured down,
and one river roan predicted that the
river would rise from eight to len feet
during the night. We trust however,
that his prediction will not beverified.
THE CREEKS.
First Creek rose rapidly yesterday
evening, and before night the Mabry
street bridge, Branner's mill and the
temporary foot bridge ou Cumberland
street were considered iu imminent
danger of being swept uway by the an
gry stream.
Second Creek, also, rose rapidly, aud
by dark the bouse of the old colored
woman living on a small island just
in the rear of the Knoxville Tannery,
was uguiu surrounded by water.
" HOW AliOUT CH ATTA NOOti A ?''
The all-absorbing question of the
yesterday wus : " Have you heard any
thing about Chattanooga?" And
numberless rumors were afloat. One
was that Market street was six feet un
der water that tlie river only lacked
three or four feet of being as high as
iu 1S07. We visited the depot late
yesiermiy evening, nut llie railroad,
olllciuls had not heard anything since
Sabbath evening, and the operator
could not get his call answered, all but
one of the wires being under water.
The sad news of tlie suflering in
Chattanooga caused by the rising wa
ter, aud then by (he burning of tlie
Lookout Mills on Saturday night, its
given by special dispatches' in the Sab
bath looming papers, aroused a deep
sympathy in the hearts of many of
our Knoxville citizens, aud some hint
ed at putting a movement on foot to
aise funds for their relief.
MAILS AND RAILROADS.
Through muils were received yester
day from Bristol on schedule time ; al
so from Careyville, Sevierville nnd
Maynardville.
INo news has been received from the I
lower end of ibe East Tennessee, Yir- 1
giniu and Georgia railroad. (.'apt. '
Jaques left yesterday morning lor
Charleston, or rather for the works nt 1
Hiwassee bridge, and he ill doubt- I
less rusli the work through as lapidly j
as possible. We presume that lii'el
work at the oi her points on tile line
is being pushed on, and w ill be com- I
plcted before the bridge at Hiwassee. j
M- Richmond took a trip to Little I
River bridge, on the Knoxville and i
Charleston lailn ad yesterday, und re
turned in the afternoon, having trav
eled in tlie rain uh day. He went
over to examine into tlie feasibility of
re-building the bridge, out could give
u. no information as to when the work
would be done.
The work on the Knoxville aud
Ohio road is being pushed, and we
understand that there will be regular
trains on road by the mldd e of the
week.
LENOIR BROTHERS LOSS.
We learn from Mr. M. J. Condon, of
Section 175, Cincinnati Southern inil
rond, Ihat the Lenoir Brothers lost
very heavily at Cooper's Landing
they having ston d a large quantity of
flour In Cooper's s'ote room, six mi'is
above K ingsion. on the Emory river,
and Hear tlie I no- of the Cincinnati
Southern rnlhool. They ;,iso ot
some thirty bead .! cuttle on an l-lsnd
near Lenoir's Station.
THE IMoRY R1VKR
was. i-even feel higher than in IW",
nnd sept everything In fore it, A
number ,,f huts on the Cincinnati
Smithed i.i'lroa! Wire esnied away,
and Mi. ( ondoo'say - tha' one ti-oe he
thought ..lie ,.! his piers wi II. d he l it'
ried uway. a- enough of drill wo.i.i Ii ui
lodged ; ga i if ' :: to have eiril d al
ums! nny p'i " away. But ii st... d 'I e
lis' nob . A; I'oipir's Linoii.g lb.
wilier Wss ie leei det-f. in Co i I -wale
leaise, nud ht sides ili.ii
'be Hour L"no,r Br. .'I. r
fr-iglii was carried nvay or m- n .
! ii.jurtd.
KIl.sT CKEt.K AT MlIiN K. il l .
At 12 oclcc'.; last night l'u'- l'ie. k
was still lisinc. nd the foot bridge on
Cumheiiand sueet had been swep'
away. I to- in i-om v under the .Ma
bry street bridge hell neatly sll wash
ed out, and tin- bridge was considered
t'i be in danger of being swept away
l c ore mottling, lhesneam ha 1 a!--made
a considerable additional inroad
upon Crozier street, and had the
rtin continued all night, no doubt
First Ciek Mould have found its
way ,lnto (itmter's flat befoic morn
ing. Foi tuiuitt l.v the rain ceased in
the early pait of the night, and we
C:l'l reasonably hope no furilor dun.
age bad been sustain' d.
A Coltl'sE FOUND,
The follow int.- letter In. repaid to (he
fresh-'. iu Dndt'tdge, wns received
yes'eriluv
DandkILOE, Feb. 2.'ith. 1S75.
To
Tiie rivi r is higher than it was tver
known. A large quantity of corn and
other valuable property wits wu I.e.i
away, "several boars and canoes t --. .
faugh' and among other niticle-, :t
box was seen flouting dow n the si ream .
w hich, when caught aud brought
the ban k , was found to contain a colli n ,
and in n a corpse of a muluiio wtiuiuti.
Tlie co: p-e bail evidently never been
buried. Where It came from is un
known, n
Till'. Hl.sllt.T IS KI'.VILIt III MY
l.nsa I'.sllmiilrd n Sjoll.ooo Mor
or t'ertrliil lli'Mf rurlioi.
Sl.YIERVILLE, l'eb. 27, 1.S75.
To thr Editors ctht Ch'cni.-lr:
It would take a book, it: which :0
record every thing of Mi'.eiest that has
transpired in ourc'iin';. ihep-.st week.
Pigeon river liii b-en about ihree feet
higher 1 1 1 Hi i it was in 1M,7. There w i,s
twenty feel of thu watei.and it spread
three-fourths of a mile on each side,
upon an average, from Sevierville to
the mouth, of the river. It swel l
Cll l J llllll Ol. ..... u. , f. ,
corn cribs, and dwelling houses.
On the west fork of the river four or
five mills were washed away. N. W.
Emert lost his saw and gtist-mill.
The liridge at Pigeon Forge was taken,
Trotters' mills badly damaged, anil
their stithies, coin nud forage neai ly
ail lost. Thomas Sharp's Hue flouring
null, together with his saw-mill, barn
and all his forage and corn, also ubou:
five hundred inishels of wheat, was
curried away. His bouse aud furni
luie wus badly damaged. His loss wi,
amount to several thousand dollar.-.
John Cames lost his kitchen. J. p.
Callett lust his stables nnd u large
amount of forage, and several hundred
bushels of com. His farm Is badly
damaged. Mi. A. L'mbarger losi his
saw-mill.
Sevierville is the picture of distress.
Tlie wuter in the town was Irom 8 to
Id feet deep in places, and scarcely
any place less than A feet. Tlie water
wus on tiie floor of every bouse in
town Irom 12 to IS inches deep. The
people look sin Iter III second Ktoiie
utid garrets. At the hour of from 12
to 1 o'clock, in the midst ol Hashing
lightning und torrents of ruin, fami
lies inovi d out I'm in i.ioir homes in
boats und on pi. inks. I be liver con
tinued to I sc i.ipidiy until 5 o'clock,
next morning.
Tin excitement in i.avii was in
tense. The scitums i.i womth am',
children were iiitel mingled with p. uls
of thunder und (he roar ot muiiuei -ing
waves. It is 1-ons,.i.-u .1 as i mvi
dential tlial no lives wen- lost. The
town wa- sunoiinded l the wulersso
that no assistance eoul i t.e rendeied
from outside.
Mr. A. T. Blair, two mies below
town, lost his saw niili, stables, forage,
corn, blucksmith-shop nu t t good por
tion of his house hold luruiiuie.
Large quantiiies of corn and wheat
have been damaged in cribs und giui.
aries. J. S. Ford hud about Mo or 40 -tucii
of hay ruined. The dniimges to turn:
can not be estimated.
While the wuti r Was lising sorapldiy
In Sevierville, t lie prisoner- m jail were
very much alarmed. I hey weie iu
the Upper s'.oiy, and ibe .tutor lose
above lliti doois in tlie lower story, so
(hut all means of cgris- were stopped.
The river wa- still lapidly using, a; .;
they could not tell Low -o u, (he wa'.i r
would react. Hum. und they roul 1 i I
get ont.
The loss in tin- co', nly is e-iiniale l
at from j-hKi.iKio to j.o'i'iiijo. it n j(ii-pos-il,.'-
to niaUi correct, estimate
now.
Tin Wltte. .,- M o.elie- in
( iu--' -tire, a. o, it, the smiim :n .!:o
pby's and i-.uinie.'. m ,,:,,, ,i
about 2 feet ii, , ii in Wy i.n 1 c. t :
I hey Hi! sll-tall.l d collsi le'iilde I. Ss.
-.l.V j I 1..
I a uddiliou low oat i- givii, in the
above letter, we 1. am that ll.e bli. ;is
over Boyd's and Cass' ci'i ek-, l-lv. en
here and .-evi.-i ville. mv Line. lb.
Until reached here irom s., , i ,!.. iy
a eirciiltoiis ionic tiir..,!.:, .w,.,'.
of Sevier and Knox.
Mr. Mui j iiy , one n,:,e iu e Ire
mouth of Pi p-..!, live: , ..s. (II, n
els of com, which hud hi n -in-ilut
and sucked ready for -hipm in, also u
Valuable horse.
David Reugaii, at iho l....d of he
West Fork of 1 gfi-n, Io i i,;s aw and
grist mills.
In Richardson's Cove, Wilson .Mc
Continued ou LLili'.ii Ptic.j

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