News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
November 29, 1877, Page 3
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Mr. Gus Baker left some days ago for Texas to reside.  We wish him abundant success and that he may grow rich and prosperous in the “Lone Star” State.


The Kingston Murder.
A Probable Clue to the Perpetrator of the Dark Deed.

We are just in receipt of the following facts from our Kingston correspondent. We hope the matter will be ferreted out, and the perpetrator brought to justice.  Our correspondent says:

A little son of J. S. Harris found a bottle in Two-run Creek this afternoon a short distance from where the murdered man was found.  The bottle was tightly corked, and a card was found inside.  The following is a true copy of the card:

“The man who was murdered at Kingston, was from Spartanburg district, South Carolina.  His blood hangs heavily upon the hands by which he fell.  By persevering diligence they may be discovered.  Go 423 steps in a due north-west course from the clothing of the murdered and you will find beneath a gray stone something which may stir this up.”

The card had printed on the other side “Atlanta House, 77 Decatur street, Atlanta, Ga., John T. Hall, Proprietor.”

A large portion of our citizens are going to turn out tomorrow and make search.


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