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 - HE IS DEAD. Chame'i, Who Wu Struck...
HE IS DEAD. Chame'i, 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 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. - "«•» ~ j the 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 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 <e lvtni dead, find from the evidence ad l 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 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 to

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

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