Used Opium.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 20, 1897 Page 5:
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Used Opium.

J. W. Chapman Dies From the Excessive Use of the Drug.

J. W. Chapman died at 10:30 Sunday night from the effects of excessive indulgence in opium. He has been an habitual user of the drug for years, it is said, and his system became so saturated with it that it resulted in his death.

Chapman moved to Rome some months ago from Emerson, Bartow county. He had two daughters who secured employment in the cotton factory. The father’s physical condition did not permit of his doing any work, and much of the daughter’s earnings went for opium.

Sunday night his condition became alarming, and Dr. Lindsay Johnson was called to see him. He found the old man—Chapman was 50 years old—in a dying condition. All known remedies were applied without avail. He died at 10:30.

The family are in very poor circumstances, but relatives assisted in getting the remains to Cartersville, where they will be buried today.—Rome Tribune.

The remains of the unfortunate man reached this place on Tuesday and were conveyed to Pine Log, where Chapman used to live and there interred.


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