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Minn $ Whronhlc. KnniTlM nhl( t slithllshert IH9. Hnoxvlllel bronlrlx utabilabrd 170. Ratrs of tdverltslnc In Weekly. Ten line, or lew. tolid. to ronalilut a iqu&re. t a I 1 -4 intra.. II Ml t ' V t m Is V). tj 00 flfi (XI 2iur 3 110. I NT 8 Mi in lrt Su, 27 Ml Sjqnarwl 4 M tl Oil II An 14 fli it Ml 37 M N)1UM I (5 .Mil 11 (HI 14 IK i Is Ul a.) 00. .i 01 5igurM 7 60 14 Wi 16 'j i 2 uo i ti t) 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