News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
June 1, 1876, Page 3
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A Long Missing Girl.

The Rome Courier of the 25th ult., says that about seven years ago a little girl named Long was carried from Polk County to Atlanta to be treated for some disease of the eyes.  She was successfully treated, when two men named Garrett volunteered to carry her back home, and took charge of her.  Instead of returning her home they carried her to Alabama, where they kept her in ignorance of friends until recently when they ran away for abducting another child but before leaving they wrote to the sister of the girl, Mrs. Scott, living near Stilesboro, Bartow County, informing her of the whereabouts of her long lost sister.  Mrs. Scott immediately sent for the girl and returned with her through Rome.  The girl is almost a grown lady now, and the strange incident of her life affords a basis for a thrilling novel.



While Mr. J. W. Hays was digging a well at his new mill on Monday, he dug into a grave.  The coffin and body were all decayed, but the signs of a corpse were very evident.


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