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Sudden death at a Mercantile Library.

--Wm. A. Chrisman, a well-known citizen of Philadelphia, aged about thirty years, died very suddenly on Friday afternoon, at the Mercantile Library, of an attack of the heart disease. It appears he had spent a couple of hours in playing chess, in the third-story room, when, complaining of feeling unwell, he descended to the reading room, took a seat by the table, and a few minutes afterwards fell to the floor. Several persons went to his assistance, and medical aid was summoned.--Every effort was made to resuscitate him, but without avail. His wife entered the room for the purpose of returning a book, and her grief can be better imagined than described, upon beholding the lifeless body of her husband, who had left his home a short time previous, apparently in the enjoyment of good health.

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