Mr. Platter (or Plattor)

The Free Press
Cartersville, Georgia
November 8, 1883, page 3
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Just before going to press we learn that a terrible encounter happened in the hotel at Adairsville, in which one Platter a sleight of hand performer, was killed by Jim Suggs, his assistant. The accused was immediately arrested and lodged in our county jail. The coroner left on the 10:20 freight to investigate the matter.


The Free Press
November 15, 1883
Page 3

Plattor’s Death.
A Terrible Tragedy at Adairsville on the Night of the 7th.

[See last week’s issue—this is a 3 column description of the murder. Plattor was interred “at Adairsville.” He was 55 years old and a native of Dayton, Ohio. He married his wife in Butler, Bates Co., MO. His wife was the only witness to the murder and testified in the trial of Samuel L. Suggs.]


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