News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 28, 1892, page 1
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Stole His Wife.
Handy Knox Runs Away With Forty Dollars and Another Man’s Wife.

Cassville was treated to a highly colored sensation on Monday morning by the disappearance of the wife of Joe Wofford, who eloped with an Adairsville dude and carried off forty dollars in cold cash belonging to the former.

When Joe went out to work Monday morning he left his dusky spouse at home, and had no suspicion of the recent lurking in her heart that would soon deprive him of the pleasure of her presence. Joe had hardly left the house when preparations began for the flight, and with the appearance of Handy Knox everything was soon in readiness to board the next north bound train, the couple being careful to appropriate forty dollars which Joe’s industry had laid up for a rainy day.

As soon as they were missed telegrams were sent after them, and the runaways were captured at Dalton. The next train coming south brought them to Cartersville where they were landed in jail, and will be given a trial at the pAugust 29, 2006appy over the recovery of his money.


Page 5.

Mr. H. J. Porter has a new boy at his house, and the little fellow will be trained for a soldier to fight the Chileans. His father thinks he will be a man by the time hostilities set in.


Page 8.

Pine Log.

Our little village can boast of as many widows as any other of it size in the country. The number of widows living in the town of Pine Log is eight. Who can beat that for the size of the town?


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