News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
May 9, 1879, Page 2
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A “Southern Outrage.”

Let the organs read, and then, if they can, waive the bloody shirt.

Six weeks ago, a stranger from the North, a New Yorker, came walking through Cartersville.  He was without money and without friends, sick and tired.  As he passed Col. J. J. Howard’s house, he asked to be allowed to spend the night.  The next morning he was worse, and for six long weeks he sank. Till at 3 o’clock Wednesday evening last, the “stranger in a strange land” died.  He had had medical services and the tenderest attention paid him during this time by Col. Howard and his noble wife and son.  With no claim upon them and no hopes for reward, they cared for him with the love and gentleness of parents.  Yesterday afternoon he was buried at the cemetery in this place in Col. Howard’s private burying ground.  Noble matchless deed of charity!  It reminds us of him who “spoke as never man spoke,” saying, “In as much as ye did it unto the least of these, ye did it also unto me.”

Such deeds of charity make the world holier.  They build up paternal feeling between north and south.  Let the people of each section here after vie with each other, not in political quarrels, but in deeds of mercy like this, and the whole country will be better for it.


Page 3.

Council Proceedings.

Burial lots sold--$31.00


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