News from The Cartersville Express

The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
December 16, 1875, Page 3
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A Child Burned To Death.

On Tuesday morning while the family were at breakfast a sad accident happened at the home of our respected fellow-townsman, Peter Marsh.  A beautiful little granddaughter of his, about four years of age, was left in a room by herself when the family was ?? alarmed by the cries of the child and on hastily going to the room, the door of which was closed, they found the dear little sufferer lying in the floor, all her clothes burned off, and her person charred and blackened from the fire which was still upon her.  In about five minutes the hapless little one breathed her last.

No occurrence has taken place in our community for a long time which has created so ?? and tender a sympathy, most freely ?? to the mother and grand-parents of the little girl,  So strange, so swift, so overwhelming was this sad event that we turn away from its contemplation as too painful to be endured.

While joining heartily and feelingly in the ?? tender of sincere sympathy to the afflicted family, we can but endeavor to impress upon all the necessity of never leaving children alone, and of clothing the little ones in such material as will not be likely easily to be put on fire. [Print very indistinct.]


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A Mother’s Sorrow.

Mrs. Mary Arthur, of Vicksburg, had two sons, David S. Arthur and C. W. Arthur, in the Confederate army.  She has reason to believe that one of her sons is dead, and she has not heard of the other for years.  Any person knowing the whereabouts of her sons will confer a great favor upon a widowed mother by addressing her in Vicksburg.


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