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The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
August 14, 1879, Page 3
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Bartow Superior Court

The state vs. John T. Burrough, murder, not guilty.


The Departure of Jno. A. Erwin.

We briefly alluded to the fact last week that Mr. Erwin and family would leave our town for their new home in Tennessee.   They left on Friday last.  This circumstance calls for a more extended notice of the loss to our community.  Maj. Erwin was one of our oldest and best citizens.  His dealings as a merchant, his integrity as a gentleman and standing as a citizen made his leaving a source of regret to every body who knew him.  He had lived in this county more than forty years.

He moved with his father to Cass (now Bartow) county, in January 1837, eighteen months before the Indians removed from this section.  He first got a clerkship in the store of Sullivan & Black—the first gentleman having died in this county a few weeks ago and the latter, Gen. Black, at present residing in Floyd county, then doing business at Cassville, in 1841.

Maj. Erwin began business on his account at the same place in 1848, commencing without a dollar.  He never inherited a dollar nor did he ever have a note protested or extended in his long career as a merchant.  He has retired from business to engage in the peaceful pursuits of agriculture, having purchased a fine farm in Tennessee.

We trust his new home will be pleasant to him and his family, and that the people among whom he has cast his lot will give them a cordial welcome to their midst.


A Pleasant Trip to South Carolina.

Mr. J. J. Calhoun and lady, together with their six children, left here on Tuesday morning for Abbeville, S. C., to visit the mother of the first named, who is now eighty years old.  They took the most pleasant mode of travel by which to see the country.  A two mule team to a new Studebaker wagon and a buggy constituted the equipage.  A portion of the family will camp out, and do their own cooking.  Such a trip would be worth a hundred dollars to a newspaper man.


The Lightning’s Flash.

Last Friday evening during a thunder storm, two negroes took shelter under a tree at Two Run mills this side of Kingston, when the tree was struck by lightning.  One of them was killed and the other escaped unhurt.


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