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AND EAST- TENNESSEE NEWS.
VOL. III.-NO. 1.
RUGBY, MORGAN CO., TENN., SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1S83.
WHOLE NO. 79.
Tho county town of Morgan County is
Wartburg, and tho various Courts are bold as
Ciunceuy Coubt. Hon. D. K. Young,
Chancellor ex-otticio. Meets first Monday in
March, July and November. Samuel II. Staples,
Clerk and Master.
Circuit Count. lion. D. K. Young, Judge;
J. M. D. Mitchell, Attorn6y-Generai. Meets
first Monday in March, July and November. J.
W. Scott. Clerk,
County Coukt. M. Stevens, Chairman.
Quarterly Court meets first Mouday in January,
April, July and October. Quorum Court moots
first Monday in every month. M. F. Eedman,
County Official. G. W. Green, Sheriff;
John D. Kreise, Trustee : John L. Scott, Regis,
tor; Thomas Roberta, County Surveyor; J.
Staples, Superintendent Public Schools.
The county town of Scott County is TTuntsville,
and tho various Courts are hold as follows :
Chancery Court. Hon. D. K, Young,
Chancellor. Meets fourth Monday in March,
July and November. J. J. Duncan, Clerk and
Circuit Court Hon. D. K. Young, Judge;
J. M. D. Mitchell, Attorney-General. Meets
fourth Monday in March, July and Novemler.
R. Hurtt, Clerk ; J. J. Duncan, Deputy Clerk.
County Court. Hon. J. C. Parker, Judge.
Quarterly Court meets first Monday in January,
April, July and October. Quorum Court meets
first Monday in every month. Jno. Pomberton,
Clerk ; J. J. Duncan Deputy Clerk.
County Officials. Beaty Cecill, Sheriff;
E. M. Sexton, Trustee ; William Sharp, Regis
ter; Alvin Parker, County Surveyor ; James II.
Jeffers, Superintendent Public Schools.
The county town of Fentress County is
Jamestown, and the various Courts are held as
Chancery Court. lion. JJ. k. Young,
Chancellor. Meets first Slonday after the fourth
Mondoy in March, July and November. S.
. V. Bowden, Clerk and Master.
Circuit CounT. Hon. D. K. Young, Judge ;
.T. M. V). Mitchell. Attorney-General. Meets
first Monday after tho fourth Monday in March,
i i i xi' k a n ,i:.. ri.i.
July anu jovemucr. jx. vjuwumg
County Court. non. James George, Judge.
Moots tho first Monday in each month. A. J.
' Mace, Clerk.
County Officials G. V. Conatser, Sheriff;
0. P. Coopor, Trustee ; G. S. Kington, Regis
tor; J. C. Phillips, County Surveyor; B. L.
- . Stephens, Superintendent of Publio Schools.
"A delightful Summer Resort."
"A quiet, healthful Winter Retreat.'
AT RUGBY, TENNESSEE,
Remain open all the year.
The Hotel is handsomely and completely
furnished, aft'ordinK a pleasant home to all
health and pleasure seekers.
The healthful mountain air and charming
scenery are unsurpassed by any other winter
or summer resort.
Amusements of all kinds provided.
Families boarded at moderate Prices.
A hack meets the day trains at Sedifemoor to
convey travelers to the "Tabard" Hotel.
ABNER L. ROSS, Jr., Proprietor.
THE BROWN HOUSE.
Prettily situated in the most central
part of llugby.
The above Family Hotel is now open for the
reception of Visitors and Boarders, and every
effort is made to provide for the requirements
of visitors, while permanent ooaraers win nnu
a comfortable and economical residence.
Single Meal -Bed
- - - -
Board and Lodging,
Per Week - - $5.50 to $7.00
According to situation of room
M. F. REDMAN, Proprietor.
This hotel is pleasantly situated opposite the
Court House, in a convenient position for
business or pleasure. Strangers and
friends staying at the Central
Hotel will be well treated.
The table is supplied with the best that the
"market affords. Terms reasonable.
A Town Lot on Central Avenue, commanding
a beautiful and very extensive view. Apply
at the Office of the Rugbeian.
G, W. BERRY,
House, Sign and Ornamental
J. A. DIM LING.
Horse Shoeing a Speciality ! !
Shop on Central Avenue, RUGBY, TENN.
( Under the recent Act of Legislature).
FIBST ISSUE $5,000,
In 500 Shares of $10 each.
N. H.TUCKER, FRANCIS TAYLOR, JAMES MILMOW,
C. H. WILSON AND C. H. ILACKLOCK.
The fruit and vegetable growing capabilities
of Kugby, and the Plateau generally, are well
knowu and satisfactorily established, The
object of this Company is to sot up machinery,
etc., in liugby, for the canning of these
products, and to ship them in -the most com
pact and profitable iorm.
The abundant production of tomatoes, and
the excellence of thfir quality, has determined
the promoters, after careful consideration, to
begin the enterprise upon them principally.
liese considerations lead them to the con
viction that they can turn out, at current
prices, an article superior to any now on the
market. They hope to add corn, beans, stra -berries,
apples, peaches, etc., as they progress.
The Company has secured a complete can
making and processing plant, which is now ou
the ground, und will shortly le erected.
The amount of capital already subscribed is
$2,500. $5 per share is called on all shares
now issued, the balance payable 1st April,
Application for shares to be made to
C. E. ELAOELOCS, See. pro tem.
ALLARDT ! !
A New Anglo-German Settlement in
Fentress County, Last Tennessee,
Our Plat No. I, containing some 14.000
acres, subdivided into lots of 100 acres, is now
offered tor sale at figures that will bring an
hundred acre farm within the reach of almost
A town site reservation convenient to the
terminus of the projected Fentress Co. R.R.
will shortly be platted and lots ottered at low
These lands are on the Cumberland I'lateau
proper, are abundantly supplied with the best
of water and many varieties of valuable
timber. They are well adapted for general
farming, though stock and dairy farming, the
cultivation of rout crops, fruits, silk, etc., will
be more largely remunerative.
For further particulars apply to
STEPHENS & 6ERNT,
PORT HURON, MICHIGAN.
Successors to Allardt St Co.
CELEBRATED TONIC AND
Is a valuable tonic for sick, broken down, or
overworked horses, also of great benefit for in
creasing quantity aud quality of milk in cows.
These powders excel any remedy in use for
the rapid cure of Hard Colds, Coughs. Hide
Bound. Inward Fever and Strains, Worms,
l.un Fever, Blind Stackers, Costivencss.
Hreaking out of Sores, Blotches, and all other
impurities of the blood.
No man has done his best for his stork un
til he has tried the Kugby Horse and Cattle
The Powders are put up by the
RUGBY, MORGAN CO.
Boxes (with full directions) 25 cents each
BY ill 0
Horse & CattlB Powfler
May be found
on file at Geo.
I Howkll 4t Co's Newspaper Advertising
Bureau (10, Spruce St,). Where advertising
Z IN NEW YORK.
A Town Lot at the corner of Cumberland
Avenue and Harrow Road, Rugby. Any
person wanting a building lot in this very
desirable locality can buy the above for $ 10.
It cost $73. Apply at the Office of the
CARPENTER AND BUILDER,
b T. holds Government First-Class Advanced
Certificates of competency in Building Con
struction, from the Science and Art Depart
ment, South Kensington. London.
ARCHITECT AND BUILDER.
I am prepared to execute plans and under
take contracts at the lowest living prices.
C. ONDERDONK, '
CENTRAL AVENUE, Rtii-iBY, TENN.
FIRE & LIFE INSURANCE
Office at Residence on Lincoln Street, Rugby.
Insurances effected in the most reliable
Business solicited, and promptly dispatched,
PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL.
RUGBY LODGE, 518, U. D. F. & A. M
met and organized on Wednesdiiy, March
21st. Ths regular communications will be
held on tbe Wednesday evening of each month
before full moon. Visiting, and neighboring
brethren cordially mvited.
R. Walton, W. M.
C, Ondekoo.nk, Secretary.
TO m mSEBS.
It is not usually deemed wise
to change horses when crossing a
stream, but the tide, which is said
to come in the affairs of every man,
appears to have reached us, and we
feel we should take it, trusting that
it will "lead on to fortune." The
Rugbeian has, more or less success
fully, during the past fifteen months,
advocated what it has considered to
bo the best interests of the Rugby
colony, fighting against the many
misfortunes that tended to carry it
into a disastrous sea, and make ship
wreck of the whole affair. The
colony, however, lives and is well
riding out the storm, but many
things have gone by the board we
intend no play upon words and it
would be untruthful to say we are in
anything in the good trim we would
wish to see. While working and
waiting in the present we strain our
eyes towards the morning and "wish
for the day."
Extending around Rugby is the
great and important geographical
section known as the Plateau of the
Cumberland Mountains, and to more
fully advocate the advantages of
these tablelands to home-seekers,
farmers, miners and capitalists, we
have changed our name from the
Rugbeian to the Platea u Gazette. We
shall not by any means forsake our
first love, but add to its advantages
and attractions by speaking a good
word.raore generally and continuous
ly for the whole country compriced by
the plateau, particulary the counties
of Morgan, Fentress, Scott and
Cumberland. These counties are
waking up, and it is the first duty
of the lJ-al journalist to keep them
awake, to the extent within reach
of the press. We shall endeavour
to do our best and fairest by all
parties, keeping ourselves above
unwholesome rivalries and small
jealousies, and we would ask the
help of our friends and neighbors,
who by by helping us help them
selves more, to give the riateau
Gazette a strong right hand.
Consumption is a disease which
has neverHbeen known on the Cum-
. n .
berlanu l lateau.
THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU.
Until within the last five years
very much of the Cumberland Pla
teau has been a sealed and shut out
section of country, the outside world
knowing but little of it beyond its
repute as a healthy, "happy hunting
ground" for hardy and independent
mountaineers. The making of the
Cincinnati Southern Railway, how
ever, has been so far, and must be
more so, the making of the Plateau,
and passing directly- through Mor
gan and Scott counties, and within
ettfy reach of Fentress county, the
sections just now more than any
otters competing for tho muscle and
money of the immigrant and the
capitalist, the rail will receive the
firt and largest credit for the de
veloping of the Cumberland table
lands. During the year 1880, it is well
known, extensive surveys were being
made by New England and old Eng
land capitalists, in Morgan, Scott
and Fentress counties, with the idea
of founding an Anglo-American
colony. The investigation resulted
in the purchase of some 35,000 acres
in Jlorgan and Scott counties, with
a small portion in Fentress, although
th( original idea was to secure the
larger portion in the latter county:
In Ootober, 1880, Mr. Thomas
Hughes, of London, England, form
ally opened the Rugby colony It is
unnecessary now to go into the de
tails of its history to date, beyond
saying that the foundation of Rugby
has given an importance, and drawn
attention, to the Plateau that can
not' be underrated, and will "never
cease. It is the pioneer settlement
of the present generation, and as
such, whatever its prusperity, will be
socially and historically interesting.
It has not been that success antici
pated, but it is to-day, farther off
from failure than ever it was. It is
slowly but surely emerging from its
difficulties, and every effort, capital,
energy and business intelligence can
lo for its successful progress is being
silently done by men of practical
ideas. The time cannot be far dis
tant when the Rugby lands, and
Rugby town, with its more than
average social advantages, will enter
that prosperity originally contem
plated. Another important step in the de
velopment of the Plateau has been
the opening up of exceptionally line
coal veins at Glen Mary and Helen
wood, in Scott county, and the
numerous mines in Anderson and
Campbell counties. The Glen Mary
mines, originally on the Rugby
estate, have been very successfully
worked until they now occupy a
foremost place in the Southern out
put of coal. All down the line, close
adjoining, are numerous busy sta
tions for timber sections, and a very
large lumber shipping business is
Tho latest .step in development,
however, is now taking place in Fen
tress county, where a settlement of
Anglo-American-Germans if one
may coin such a word lias been
quietly but very successfully started
Allardt, the name of the new colony,
is situated on a very level and well
lying portion of the Plateau, about
nine miles west of Rugby, and al
though only a few months old,
already numbers nearly one hundred
people, and of a class, without
praising them too highly, second to
none as intelligent first-comers upon
the soil. Building has rapidly gone
on, roads have been cut out, a saw
mill has been established, the soil
and fencing attended to, a good
store opened, with a church and
school house now in course of con-
i stmction. At Buffalo Cove, close by
a valley of rich farm lands and the
I 1 ....
. choicest timber, a coal vein over
four feet in thickness, has been
opened and satisfactorily proved to
be very extensive, as well as of the
finest quality. To develop this coal
a railway connecting with the Cin
cinnati Southern or the Louisville
and Knoxville line is confidently
spoken of, and backed as it is by a
gentleman of exceptionally energetic
and business capacity, the project
has good promise of early fulfil
ment. Thus, then, with the fine climate
of the Plateau, the adaptability of
the soil to mixed and special farming,
the existing and prospective railway
communication, the colonies of Rugby
and Allardt, and the development
of minerals, the regeneration of this
section of tho tablelands, is about as
certain as anything can be said to
be in this sublunary world.
This was not the advice of Horace
Greeley, but it implies as much as
his memorable words: "Go West,
young man." :;. The "' cities of the
North and East are' teeming with
millions of industrious citizens who
eke out a misei$Me existence. Had
these men the nerve to get away
from poverty and enjoy independence
and a competency, they would turn
their faces to the waste lands of the
Southern States. There is room for
thousands and millions of indus
trious men and women. The land
is unfilled for the want, of the hus
bandman. The products of the soil,
I indigenous to warmer latitudesfind
a ready market, and each, acre
brought into productiveness would
enrich the toiler aud add to the
revenue and prosperity of the State.
We say to all who can leave, to turn
their faces Southward, and assist in
reclaiming the fairest portion of the
Union and enjoy the fruits of their
labor. There is need of your skill
and your strength, and there is room
for, the teeming millions of the
North to build for themselves happy
homes and become independent
ough their own exertions and
energy. JSortk and Mouth.
Queen Victoria has had a serious
fall on the stairs in Windsor Castle,
and the public mind is acutely
aroused and excited on account of
Her Majesty's accident, "and any
untoward event that may follow.
No ruler ever had a firmer seat in
the affections of her subjects, and
no ruler ever more deserved such a
position, than the Queen of England
holds. Immense crowds gather
around the bulletin boards in Lon
don, and at all the centers of popu
lation, anxiously and eagerly reading
the latest items. So long has the
Queen been, as it were, the heart of
England, that the very life of the
State is felt to be touched when her
health is impaired.
Several new mines have
opened up in Roane county.
They are still introducing bills in
the Legislature, although there have
been nearly 800 introduced into the
House and 410 in the Senate.
The bill ' to add the 'counties of
Meigs, Rhea and Cumberland to the
Third Congressional district, from
which they were accidentally omitted
in the recent apportionment, passed
its third reading.
At Limestone station near Knox
ville, Friday, last week, a passenger
train engine ran into a freight train
engine, ine brakesman who was
sent to flag the passenger train fell
asleep at his post hence the collision.
Wm. Whitlock, the engineer of the
passenger train is thought to be
There are 1,283 convicts in tho
penitentiary and at tho branch
Prices of cattle in Bedford county,
Tenn., are reported higher than for
eighteen years past.
It is said that Madison is the only
county in the State that has not had
its line changed during the present
It is said that the series of pro
tracted meetings now in progress in
a colored church in west Nashville,
began in 18GG or 18G7.
A correspondent of the Somerville
Reporter says that if the bill now
before the Legislature making in
sanity a cause for divorce passes,
Tennessee will need another asylum.
Almost every town in Tennessee
wants its charter abolished, One
that was incorporated in 1817 'was
wiped out out of existence on Wed
nesday. Joe Davis, a lad about fourteen
years of age, was instantly killed at
Columbia, by the accidental dis
charge of his gun while out hunting
last Saturday. '
John ' McMahan was seriously
stabbed at Whiteside Saturday night,
and Aaron Pickle was shot Sunday
night. In each case it was a drunken
quarrel between miners.
A Hickman county man had his
farm moved into an adjoining county
to get rid of the railroad tax. The
tax was 75 cents annually. It cost
the State $40 or $00 to change tho
James M. Martin, general man
ager of the Nashville competitive
drill to be held in May, was found
dead in that city on Wednesday,
the 24th iust., from disease of tho
A presiding elder of the Mormon
Church was in Chattanooga on tho
18th inst., arranging for the immi
gration of 150 converts on the 26th.
There are now ninety missionaries
in the South.
Rev. F. A. Owen, the first agent
of the Southern Methodist Publish
ing House, in Nashville, and a min
ister of the gospel for sixty-one
years, died Friday morning in the
eightieth year of his age.
A movement is on foot to abolish
the existing charter of Chattanooga
and convert the city government
into a taxing district after the man
ner of Memphis. A bill to that
effect will bo introduced into the
Robert Perkins, the local agent of
the Singer Sewing Machine Com
pany at Chattanooga, committed
suicide on the lGth inst. by shooting
himself through the head. A de
ficiency in his accounts is assigned
as the cause of the act.
A baby weighing a pound and a
half was born at Chattanooga last
week ; the poor little thing died or
it might have made a great man.
It is said Sir Isaac Newton when
born was so small that he could bo
comfortably put into a quart pot.
Tuesday night, two drunken
roughs boarded the south bound
Cincinnati Southern train at Lansing
and when they reached Oakdale
junction, one of them became very
disorderly, declaring that he had
lost $200, and would kill every man
on the train if it was not fouud.
They finally became so boisterous
that couductor Kelly stopped tho
train and ejected them, aud in doing
so, one of them fell down an em
bankment about thirty feet high
and it is supposed sobered him.