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BURIED ALIVE.

One of the grave dl;^ e rs who excavated a cemetery In Minneapolis the other day told n ropor^or of that ctty that In 19 coffin* th<) 'remains wero found turned on their rtdo, and m ono case lying face downward; the Utter waa that of a full grown woman with long jet i>e*3da übattered over the shoulders and tangled about tho neok, indicating that, after being consigned to her last resting place, the latent spark of life quickened, and conaolous of the awful hopelessness of her situation, and with the strength of desperation she began, the fearful struggle, vainly turning "and twisting within the narrow walla of her prison, nntll exhaustion finally overcame her and broogbt relief. When tbe ancient cemetery east of Myrtle avenue, Brooklyn, was dag up and the remains taken away to allow of the extension of lliymond street, the writer saw numerous Indications of premature interments, The most hideous and blood-curdling of tbeie was that of a body found In the old Presbyterian public receiving vault. It had been plaoed there about four yeanprevlously, aud the lid or top had been strained so tbat some of the screws were torn half out, the end and lower part of the top had bsen wrenched outward, and the right foot and part of the leg had been forced through, and was so found protruding. Upon further examination the entire body was found twisted, the skull turned under, and the fingers of one hand were thrust thtough and wedged m under the lid — evidently In the last straining, hope* leas effort for liberty. In scores of graves tho otffias were fonnd to contain bodiea^hat were turned and twitted more or less to one side — positive proof ol having boon burled uUve,

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BURIED ALIVE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2115, 22 April 1889

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BURIED ALIVE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2115, 22 April 1889

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