News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
March 9, 1876, Page 3
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A Crazy Pauper.

James A. Smith, an inmate of the poorhouse of this county for a month past was brought to town on Tuesday and confined to jail.  He is a crazy man and gave so much trouble at the poor house that it is not safe to keep him there.  Mr. Sexton says he has never been able to have a lucid talk with Mr. Smith but once since he had charge of him.  In that conversation he appeared rational, and stated he was from Burke county, N. C.  Soon after he went to the war his wife gave birth to a child.  She has refused to live with him since his return from the war, though he does not state the reason for her refusal.


County Commissioners’ Court.

The question of lunacy of Geo. W. Franklin was heard by the board and a jury and the unfortunate man declared a subject for the lunatic asylum.


Page 4.

Rome Commercial: On Sunday as a little child was being buried at Kingston, the pall-bearers accidentally let the dead child fall from the coffin.  The coffin lid had been neglected to be fastened, and one of the pall-bearers unconsciously caught hold of the top and thus causing the accident.


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