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FRIGHTENED TO DEATH BY A ,GHOST!

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FRIGHTENED TO DEATH BY A GHOST! An inquest has been held at the White Hart tavern, Kingsland-road, London, touching the death of a young woman named Priscilla May, aged 19 years, who lost her life through the practical jokfJ of a servant in dressing up as a ghost. Mr. May, a tradesman carrying on business in Kingsland- road, London, said the deceased, his daughter, was a dress- maker She was in perfect health when about four months ago she went to Mr. Blyth's house, inHyde-park-gardens, to do some work. She returned three days afterwards, looking seriously affected in health. She could hardly breathe. Her nostrils were greatly distended and were plugged. Shosaid that she had been terribly frightened the night before? As she was going upstairs with the governess and the servant, past the bath-room, the door of the latter was seen to be open. She asked the servant to close the door, and the latter was going to do so, when something all in white threw the door wide open, and appeared from the darkness. She said that she instantly fell back screaming into the arms of the governess. Blood gushed from her nostrils, and she was carried downstairs insensible. A doctor was sent for, and the servants remained up with her all night. It appeared that the apparition in white was a servant, who dressed herself all in white in a practical joke. Deceased never re- covered from the shock. She lost her appetite, and her mind became affected. She gradually sank, and she died on the 19th inst. Sophia Sturgeon said that she was a servant in the employ of a gentleman residing at 30, Upper Hyde-park-gardens, liayswater. On the night in question witness was preceding Miss Clarke, the governess, and the deceased upstairs, when she heard a supernatural scream to imitate a gjfegt." Deceased gave a screamâlike a laughâand fell. Witness believed she fell upon the stairs. A doctor was sent for. Witness said that Emma Frisley, the nursery governess, came to the door of the bath-room in her white night &ress as a joke. Witness would swear none of the other servants were in the secret. 1 Emma Frisley, nursery "giWerness, said that shemadfcher appearance in white merely to frighten the persons going upstairs. The other servants knew nothing of her intention. She told deceased that she was very sorry that she had so seriously frightened her. The whole affair was a frolic out of her own head. The coroner said that the fact of dressing up as a ghost was very foolish and very dangerous. In several cases it produced idiotcy, and in the present instafece it caused death. It was but right to consider, how- ever, that the young woman who caused the mischief did not intend anything serious, and that she was evidently sincerely sorry for her folly. No doubt this case would act as a warning to young persons, and in that way do a public good. The jury returned a verdict of death from obscure disease of the brain and hysteria, accelerated by a fright, and that her said death was caused by misfortune. The proceedings then terminated. -===-_

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