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ALIVE IN A TUOM.
Experience of a Man Who Awoke to Find
That He Had Been Interred.
New Orleans Times Democrat.
"Did you ever kick yourself out
of a coffin, simultaneously maing
the discovery that you had been
buried?" asked a man who had been
in a trance. "But it matters but little
if you did, as far as the story is con
cerned, and I want to say that I
had a most peculiar experience one
evening as I broke out of a coffin
and popped from a tomb, and into
the most spectral cemetery I ever
saw. Mind you, I am not a man to
take myself seriously; I invariably
let life take care of itself-except
when I find that I am locked up in
a casket. However, it is not my
purpose to deal to any great extent
with the horror that attends an
awakening within the charnel-,
house; for that side of the story is
not the most salient part. I will re
serve the conclusion of the latter for
the end. I have several times fallen
into trances, and it was during my
last trance, which, in duration, sur
passed any of the previous ones that
I was buried for dead. On the even
ing in question it slowly dawned
upon me that I had for a long time
been in utter exhaustion, in stupor
and indefiniteness of thought; I lay
uponi something hard, and between
sleep and wakefulness, and was too
laggard to open my e,es I knew
not where I was, nor just how long
I had been in that particular plight,
but soon afterward realized that I
was sinking into a worse condition.
I managed to open my eyes. It was
dark, and the air was cold and damp,
but suffocating. I inhaled the at
mosphere of the charnel-house, and
by some indescribable intuition re
alized my predicament-realized
that I was within the gloomy por
tals of the tomb. This only I re
alized then; and the realization came
upon me in a dull way, for my sen
sibilities were too dull to allow any
thing to excite me or to interest
me exceeding much. I attempted
to lift my fevered .rms and move,
but found that the coffin was not
large enough; barely a few inches
of emptiness intervened between my,
body and the side of the funeral
box. I lay still for a few succeed
Ong minutes, meditating on some'
way of escape I then felt some
trimming near the top of the coffin's
sides, and they told me of a fancy
coffin which might be frail. I deci
ded to attempt to break myself out.
I drew my hands above my breast,
just below the weakest part of the*
coffins lid, and with the strength
that sometimes come~s to a feverish
man--I forgot to say that I had had a
very severe spell of fever prior to my
premature burial-I say, with the
strength that sometimes comes to a
body that has been burning with
fever, I split the lid above me, bend
ing and breaking the two pieces of.
the cover away from each other. I
:got out of the box where upon I
breathed freely, but felt very weak.
I saw that there was a crack in the
'bricks in the rear wall of the tomb.
I crawled to the opening and peeped
'through it. But were my eyes so
'dimmed ? I could not see clearly,!e
'everything appearing imperfect. I
;found a short board near my coffin,
-a piece of another coffin, probably,:
and pryed the bricks apart, breaking*
a hole in the wall. The bricks fell~
v;ith earthly thuds Then I crawled
~out of the tomb, and lay face down-'
ward on the cemeter.; grass by the.
side of it, exhausted. How long I lay
there, I cannot tell; and I sank al
most into unconsciousness. Finally
I recuperated somewhat. I thent
seated myself, resting against the
tomb. I began to improve. A breeze:
swept by, and I scanned the ceme
tery, or, at least, that portion of it
that was visible from my position.:
I soon began to feel like a new man,
the fresh aireating inmeBan ex .
hilaration equal to that of wine.
The moon began toshow itself, ris-!
ing, and sending its rays over a hill
top not very far from the cemetery.
The moonlight lit the graveyard.
Such rays, such a scene- never
beheld a more interesting picture.
t seemed as if a new day was dawn-'
ing--a holy day with a halo around
it. yet mellowed by the softer pale
of the moon-a day habitable by
spirits. I looked in vain for any be
ing other than -nyself. I thought
that the day of the resurrection had
come; and, drunk with all I then
beheld and imagined, I strutted
about the cemetery with the belief
that I was the fir-t man to resurrect,
until I awoke to full consciousness
that I had received a premature
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Notice to Creditors.
A LL PERSONS HOLDING CLAIMS
ainst the estate of David Hipp,
decease, will present the same, duly
attested, tbus or our attorneys, Messrs.
Hunt. Hunt & Hunter, on or before
the 10th day of February, 1904.
M. M. HIPP, Admx.
R. H. HIPP, Admr.
N3TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the undersigned, composing the
Board of Jury Commissioners for New
berry County, State of South Carolina,
will on the 29th., of Jan., inst., at nine
a. In., in the office of the Clerk of Court
for said County, openly and publicly
draw thirty-six Jurors to serve as Petit
Jurymen, at the February term of
Court of General Sessions for New berry
County. beginning Feby 8th., 1904. and
coninuing for one week, and also twelve
grand jurors to serve for the year 1904.
Jan. 18th., 1904.
Jno. L,-Epps, County Treasurer.
W. W. Cromer, County Auditor.
Jno. C. Goggans, Clerk of Court.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
Francis L. Britt, Plaintiff,
Ezyl iaGauntt, Dolly Brogden, Eliza
unter, Polly Gunter, Alfred
Gauntt, Jacob Gauntt, Mrs. Rish,
John Lindsay, Henry Lindsay, Fan
ny Lindsay, Eliza Ann Killough,I
Martha Ann Johnson, Eloise M at
thews, the heirs at law of Henry
Gauntt, and the heirs at law of
Isreal Gauntt, whose names and
places of residence are unknown to
Summons for Relief.
OU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
and required to answer the com
plaint in this action which is filed in the
office of Clerk of Court for said county,
State aforesaid, and to serve a copy of
our answer to the said complaint on
the subscriber at the law office of Lam
bert W. Jones at Newberry, South
Carolina. within twenty days after the
service hereof; exclusive of the day of
such service; and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the time afore
said, the~plaintiff in this action will ap
ply to the Court for the relief demand
ed in the complaint.
LAMBERT W. JONES,
[J. F. J. CALDWELL,]
Dated Oct. 18, A. D. 1897.
T the Defendants. Eliza Gunter, Polly
Gunter, Mrs. Rish, also the heirs at
law of Henry Gauntt and heirs at
law of Isreal Gauntt, whose names
and places of residence are unknown
to the Plaintiff:
Take notice that the complaint in
this action together with the summons,
f which the foregoing is a copy, were
filed with the Clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas, for Newberry County,
in the State of South Carolina, on the
fourteenth day of October, A D. 1899.
LAMBERT W. JONES,
Newberry, S. C.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
By Joo. C. WVilson, Eig., Probate Judge.
WUHEREAS, Toney Boyce bath
Vmadie suit to me to grant bim
LeLttrs of Administration of thbe
estate and e.ffects of Augustus Boyce,
These are therefore to cite and ad
moish all and sinigular thbe kindred
and creditors of the s'aid Augustus
Boce, deceased, gthat they be and:
appear before me, in the Court of Pro
ha'e. to be held at Newberry Court
House, S. C., on the 19th January
next after publication thereof. at 11
o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause.
if any they have, why the said Admin
istration should not be granted.
Given under my band, this the 4th day
L.s.] of January. Anno Domnini, 1904.
.TO. C. WILSON, J. P. N. C.
CATARRH CU EDI
AFTER YEARS OF SUFFERING WITH
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