--Mr. S. M. Hite
, of New Orleans, who has been in this city for a week or two past awaiting the arrival of some machinery designed to be sent South, was found dead in his bed, in room No. 31, Spotswood Hotel, yesterday morning about 6 o'clock. An inquest was held.
by Acting Coroner Sanxay
, and it was ascertained that he was seen in his room, lying down, the previous afternoon, and when found yesterday morning the door was partially open and the gas burning.
A gentleman who had known him for thirty years past, stated that he was a highly respectable man, of temperate habits Dr. John H. Boyle
, who examined the body, gave it as his opinion that he died in a fit of apoplexy, and a verdict was rendered accordingly.
He was about sixty years of age, and leaves a wife and four children in New Orleans a wife and four children in New Orleans.