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 - HE IS DEAD. Chame'i Hlgt.to.ver, Who Wu Struck...
HE IS DEAD. Chame'i Hlgt.to.ver, Who Wu Struck With ft Rock. BREATHED HIS LAST OH YESTERDAY At IXXWUS of the lerHMe Tratedy - raneral Today - Act ion W tnaTaoaa; ■e*t Prohibition Club. Charnell Htfttower.the yoanfmaawkewea ^ek by a negro Saturday night last, K ItJ *rLi, died yesterday n*o«im* at i the St. Sorse hotel in the James' hank block ^.remains was wul be sent to Fort Valley (or mterment. The young man's death was due to circumstances needing an investigation, and aeon ^v.,—^ Ms hut. which was about i„ morning. Coroner Haynes .'.hysieian. and a jury ol inquest called at the hotel. There was but little evidence before the jury apart Horn a siausuwu. - "«•» ~ hospital, and met three or four negroes, and oneof them asked me if I was wet or dry. I did not answer, and attempted to pass on. The crowd then aot in front ot me ana umisuju that I tell them if I was wet or dry. I replied that I vas both, bat this did not satisfy them and 1 had to tell them the truth, that I was dry 1 then movea rapiaiy away, tearing trouble, when a rock struck me on the left aide sf my head, just behind the ear. I did not know the negroes, and don't know as I ever «sw them before." it wis aDout naa past ten wnen Mr. tngu - Iswer made the statement and in a short time is asleep. About three o'clock Sunday ins: he awoke and complained of being ; serysick. During the day Sunday, however, be improved and on Monday no change of a [ ssrious character was observed. On Tuesday | he became worse, complaining of intense Nicholson, Stiles and Devine were called md discovered concussion of the brain. I iTerv thing that could be done to secure re ae but without any good. The jury decided that an autopsy was essential, and after making one rendered tne lonowing verdict : the cause of the death of ChameU High <e lvtni dead, find from the evidence ad l th e opinion of t be coun ty physician, after i eatopiy made in our presence, torn a blow received last Saturday by a rock Mr Hi£htower had been connected with luhn's photo - iaph gallery for years, and SKniber of St. Paul's Methodist church and oi 0« Youns - Men s Prohibition club. His sud - ien and violent death created quite a feel - tmt . and was discussed all over' the citv. Ev - srybcHiy deplores the tragic event, and judg jag by tile talk yesterday it would go hard with ie guilty persons n ioe\ snuuiu uo louno. The funeral will take place from prohibit!* Hdquarters at l o c.oci inu driver

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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 01 Dec 1887, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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