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Curious Death-bed Scene

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Near Stanton's Mills, Sonierset county Pa., there died recen tly two very aged women, sisters, the eider aged eightjseveu and tho youuger eighty-two. Théy resided with the family of the son of one of thern, and both becanie somewhat childish and intractable several months prior to their death. They were sick at the same time, and occupied beds in the same room, footing each other. It is relatcd by a neiglibor that the two oíd women qnarrelod just a short time previous to their death about the position in which the Bible shonld be placed upon n table in the room, and eaeh was bonud to have her way. Too feeble to move, tliey lay in bed, and in the manner of littlo children ealled each other "ñames," meauwhile shaking their flsts in a way they probably thought was very threatening. It liad been the boast of each that she would live longer thau her sister; and at last when i'he younger woman pcncofnlly pas'ed from earth, tho eider Beemèd for a moment to glory in the fact that shi: lmd won the race. liut it was not ior long. Even before the body of her dead sistor was ooid, phc, too, riiiiquislipd her fcébtó I o)d on liie, aiiil souglit the s!i up !'i i kiiunsiio waking tuis Bide the Hniah ol i,o tomb.


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Michigan Argus