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Bast- la bUi-mat of of bs a a of of $10.-rw.ll; to one-toot Beo- auao- CAPT. ABBOTT DEAD Recest Isjsrks Hcsrlt la Azglzi Pectoris. .; Was An Ex-Soldier Ex-Soldier Ex-Soldier and . Prominent Lawyer SOIX23 07 JUS BIG CASES CapC William R. Abbott, oa af th best-known best-known best-known lawyers at the local bar, died yesterday morning at iM o'clock at ths Norton Infirmary of angina po-toria. po-toria. po-toria. CapC Abbott had been manned at th Infirmary fines October a on account account of Injuries received on Fourth are. aa by being- being- run down by an wutnown wheelman, Th drcumslsnpe of the sas wer ordinary, and Cap. Abbott condition was not considered serious. He had Just returned from th trotting races with a company of young women, and had seen them safely to their homes. As bs crossed at Fourth avenue, between Brecklntidg and Kentucky, be was run Into by a . wheelman and knocked down, He was unconscious snd was taken to the Infirmary and given medical attention. Be bad been Injured Injured In the left side, but there wan no evidence of Internal Injury. Testerday morning h bad received a number of visitors and chatted pleasanU ly snd freely with them. They - left CAPT. WILL' shortly after 10 o'clock and a ttif as., j atee later Capt Abbott called fori a bo to raise him in bed a tittle Sudden I he was seised with a spasm and-rapldly and-rapldly and-rapldly worse. Dr. Chenoweth wss eummoned hrz and when be entered the room tt tain recognised him and said: V-C1 V-C1 V-C1 I am a dead man," He lived only jm minutes, and waa unconscious n ths time. - Dr. Chenoweth said: "Death v dently caused by angina He had been struck on the let tci the chest and complained of soreness in that region, but bis Vs heart sounds had shown no Internal Injury. Capt. W. R. Abbott waa born In 04 county just flfty-nv flfty-nv flfty-nv years ago. Be celved his early education there an& NioboUsYllle. Whea th war entered the Confederate army as a bar of th First Kentucky Cavalry. served during th enth-v enth-v enth-v war and th service with the rank of C Then be returned to Louisville and Van to read law with Judge And! Harnett and Chancellor L W. Edwar He attended the law department of university or Louisviiie and was uated from that institution in lsck. Ms formed a partnership which lasted three or four years with Judge C B. Seymour. ana men practiced alone, for a term. After a abort partnership with Abner Smith b waa appointed by Mayor Jacob In 1883 aa Prosecuting Attorney of the Police Court, and in 1584 waa elected for a term of four year to that office. Mean time, in 1884. be formed a partnership witn Aixnur at. Rstiedge. which "i. until tbe time of hie death. In 1888 Capt. Abbott declined to be a candidate for re-election re-election re-election and had since devoted himself to private practice, except except that during the tost primary be wss a candidate for the nomination as Judge of the Chancery division of th Circuit Court. In 1873 Capt. Abbott waa married to Miss Mary Fen ley. a sister of Mr. William William C Fenley. of Crescent Hill, and Mr. Oscar M. Fenley, of th Bank of Kentucky. Her death occurred about even years ago. Capt. Abbott waa familiarly known aa "Buck," because be wss named for bis ancle. Mr. William Richardson, who waa so called, and the name had clung to him from childhood. . He leaves no children, snd to survived by bis brother. John K. Abbott.' of Beard'a Station, snd , his aunt. Mrs, William Edwards. Capt. Abbott owned Considerable propert-c propert-c propert-c including a rich farm at Beard's Station and a stable of some fifty fifty raos horses, of which h was a great lover. As a lawyer. CapC Abbott stood very high. H served ss Special Chancellor Chancellor for three month, and banded down a decision h tbe case of Shanks vs cHy of Loulsvnle, of which Judge Burnam, of tbe Court of Appeals, said it was the finest opinion he had ever seen. Hi most celebrated case were those growing out of tbe Wrtgbt-Balmfortb Wrtgbt-Balmfortb Wrtgbt-Balmfortb fir several year ago. CapC Abbott advanced advanced tbe theory that tbe fire existed be for the building fell, snd succeeded in winning ail the case against th lnsuranc lnsuranc compare. CapC Abbott was a members of tbe First Christian church, and a prominent member of Louisviil Ccmmsndery, No. 1. Knirhts Templars. The funeral will take place thia afternoon afternoon at X o'clock from the First Christian Christian church, at Fourth avenue and Walnut Walnut reeC Th Rev. E. L. Powell will officiate. A meeting of the bar ha been called for 10 o'clock this morning in tb Common Pieaa court room. I I VJf .