WL Kinser defends his wife's honor.

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WL Kinser defends his wife's honor. - 1 I sea-! A COURT SENSATION. f - Twrt Tiawyers...
1 I sea-! A COURT SENSATION. f - Twrt Tiawyers Have a Knocfc-Ont. fMght Dnrlng the Trial of a Will , Case. Chattakooga. Tenn.,- Aug. 16 An ex tremely sensational episode, barely escaping the magnitude of a tragedy, was witnessed to-dav in the ("H-rrrrHt iwnrt. mtvm of Afhann 1Tenn., during a will contest case in which much bitterness has been manifested. Col. T. M.Burkett and W. L. Kinser, opposing counsel, engaged in a knock-outfight in open court, and, as a result, Col. Buikett will fee disfigured fox life. The case under contest dates back to April last, when M. D. Cone died and bequeathed his entire property, valued at $30,000, to Seesta Ware, a niece, who had. it is alleged, before his death been a cook in his family. Mrs. Jane Cone, his wife, was disinherited, but at once began suit to set aside the will and it was daring the progress of this case to-day that Col. Burkett, attorney for Mrs. Cone, in his address to the court, violently arraigned me character oi tne aerenaant. sance coming' into possession of the nronertv left her. Miss Ware has married W. L. Kinser, while engaged as attorney in defending her. At the close of a terrible chastisement of the defendant, Burkett hissed: "Why, she's nothing but a concubine." Mrs. Kinser's husband, the attorney, ad vanced on his -wife s accuser, white with rage, and savagely assaulted him. Col. Burkett' s face was beaten into a pulpy. bloody mass, and he was carried helpless out of the court room. Both attorneys will be tried before Judge Parks for contempt of court. Tne anair- created the wildest ex citement. -

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  1. The Wilmington Messenger,
  2. 17 Aug 1895, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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