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Description: Turned Over the Coffin;
Petitions in Bankruptcy
Newspaper published in: Abbeville, SC
Page/Column: Page 1, Columns 4 & 6
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TURNED OVER THE COFFIN
The Greenville News of Sunday Prints the following story:
A very unusual accident happened Saturday afternoon at the American Spinning Company village, which caused a great deal of excitement in that community. There was a number of people gathered at the funeral of John Briddell, well known among the mill village. While the services were being held over the body, a son of deceased, who it is said was intoxicated, got into an argument with another member of the family, and soon the two began to scuffle. Other members of the family interposed and the fight became a melee.
In the scuffle and excitement the coffin which contained the dead man was turned over upon the floor. Numbers of people rushed to the scene of the conflict. Sheriff Rector was phoned to come at once to the scene, and when he arrived the coffin was spilled upon the floor. He arrested the son, Munday, and lodged him in the county jail. The morgue was restored to its position and the remainder of the service completed.
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PETITIONS IN BANKRUPTCY
Greenville, February 18. -- Special: A voluntary petition in bankruptcy has been filed in the office of the clerk of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina, Greenville, by W. W. Wilson and R. L. Ashley, individually, of Level Land, S. C., through their attorney J. Moore Mars, of Abbeville. Liabilities of the firm are listed at $1,324.61. Liabilities of W. W. Wilson, individually, $478.60. Assets of the firm are listed at $750. Assets of W. W. Wilson, individually, one horse, one mule, farming implements, wagon and buggy and household goods.