Ed. Clark

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
January 31, 1889, Page 1
Transcribed by 2006

A Pitiful Case.

A negro tramp giving his name as Ed. Clark, from Chattanooga, was put off the South-bound W. & A. accommodation, which he had boarded at Cass Station, Monday.  Mayor Wofford, who is also agent of the W. & A. Railroad, says from all he could learn, the unfortunate negro had been put on a train above Cass Station somewhere, and sent to that place, and reshipped to this point.  He thinks he was dying when he got here, as he had evidently been suffering from fever, and had lain out without attention during Sunday night, which was very cold.

After some effort, the mayor succeeded in inducing Pritchett & Robinson, colored men, to take him into their store, and he also secured clean clothing for him, but the poor negro died before he could be properly cared for.  He was reeking with filth, and literally covered with lice.

It is a remarkable fact that the colored people generally hold themselves aloof from the suffering and needy of their own race, and unless the whites cared for them, many more would die for want of attention.


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