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Death At The Convention

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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
June
Year
1891
Copyright
Public Domain
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Detroit, May 29.- Grim death put a sudden and awful stop to the debate in thePresbyterian assembly yesterday over the Briggs case by hushing forever the voice oí one of the debaters just at the close of his speech. Judge S. M. Breckenridge, one of the most conspicuous figures in the assembly, was the victim, and his startling taking off cast a gloom that was dramatic over the whole body of commissioners. Judge Breckenridge had just completed his remarks on the Briggs case and turned toward the clerk's desk when he gasped and feil insensible. He was carried to an ante-room aiid attended by Dr. Yeomans, but expired in a few minutes, the cause of death being heart disease. The debate was discontinued at once, the banquet set for last night postponed, and a memorial service ordered instead.