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Amos_Elmer_Reedy_jurors_1888 - SHOT THKOTJOH THE TEMPLE. that for others Mies...
SHOT THKOTJOH THE TEMPLE. that for others Mies in chapel *-* Suicide? t'rom Monday'* Daily. Once the force ma- loyalty. colors from district. eared, dollar its of ac- his that man, went been Edward HigginB, aged 23 years, son a well-known farmer, Morris HigginB, residing two miles west of Macon was found dead in an upper room on the second floor of the dwelling early this morning, with a bullet in his brain. Tbe young men had eaten his breakfast morning with the family, and then appeared to be all right. He went tip and did not come down again. His father had come to Decatur on the early train, and did not learn of the fatality until informed by Frank Webb who been telephoned to convey the sad intelligence to Mr. Morris. He did not a word, but left at once for the catch the south-bound Central train. Coroner Perl went down on the same train to hold the inquest, which began this afternoon. Mrs. Higgins had called to her son come down from his room, but as she received no answer she went up to to find her son dead, with a small 22 bre target gun clasped in both hands. The bullet had entered his left temple and death must have been instant. It is not known whether the fatality was accidental or with suicidal intent. It is learned that young Higgins had paying lover-like attentions to a young lady at Macon, and that he was "the mitten" Sunday night at church. Possibly he was disconsolate and had resolved to kill himself. There were no messages of farewell or explanation. From Ttuidav'i Dafltf, The inquest on the body of Edward Higgins, aged 23 years, son of Mr. Mrs. Morris Biggins, was held yesterday afternoon by Coroner Perl who got this morning. The jurymen who heard the evidence were James L. Hight, Reedy, Jonas Bafford, Nathan A. Cross and Elmer C. Reedy. Deceased had himself in the left temple with a 22 bre rifle, and was found dead in his by his mother shortly after he went stairs. Young Higgins was a school teacher, and a member of the Macon Prohibition Invincible Club. He fell in with one of the young ladies, proposed Sunday night and was rejected. Ed. became despondent, and killed himself, Mrs. Higgins testified that she was satisfied that her son shot himself. He letter addressed to his mother, in he no doubt detailed the whole of trouble, but Mrs. Higgins refused, to allow anyone to see it. Probably it the request of the suicide that the contents of the letter be not divulged. going to his room to take his life, called his little brother to him, gave his knife and kissed him. A verdict suicide was returned by the jury. ago the deceased visited Decatur and bought a new suit of elother at Ottenheimer's store. He was a fine looking young man of good habits,

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  1. Decatur Weekly Republican,
  2. 22 Nov 1888, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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