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In Her Coffin.

A St, Louis paper prints a sensational story of a remarkable case of catalepsy reported from St. Louis, the name of the patient being suppressed for tho alleged reason that tho victim is so weak that the excitement certain to be aroused by the knowledge of her identity and consequent calls by curious neighbors would be fatal. Tho story ia to the effect that a young married woman, twenty-five years of age, was in her coffin and about to be taken out for burial, when her husband saw her arm move, ordered her to bo taken out of the coffin at once, called in two physicians, who, after examination, pronounced life not extinct, and began a process of resuscitatior. Their efforts were successful, and the woman was in a short time brought back to consciousness. The story was obtained from her sister, a young married woman, who lives at 721 South Forth street. The sister says :—“Tho moat terrible part of it all is that she knew perfectly everything that was going on around her. When she was being diesaed for burial she realised what was being done, and tried her best to show signs of life, but could not do so. When sho was placed in the coffin an awful feeling of what was to be her doom came over her, and she says she tried to scream, and thought she succeeded, but of course she did not. When she came to and related to ua an account of the mental torture she had experienced during the time the trance lasted, she said : ‘ Where were you all when I screamed ?’ When she was lying in the coffin she tried to move, but failed, until a little child came running into the room and asked to look at her. Then her arm cramped, and her husband, who was standing by the coffin, fortunately happened to see it. Had he not she would certainly have been buried alive.”

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In Her Coffin., Evening Star, Issue 8024, 28 September 1889

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In Her Coffin. Evening Star, Issue 8024, 28 September 1889

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