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"The contractor for the Buda-Pesth telephone net and originator and proprietor of the Telephone Herald, died this day at 9 a.m. at his residence in the Hotel Hungaria, at the age of 48. Puskas had suffered for about ten days from rheumatism of the heart, but the catastrophe was quite unexpected. Yesterday he was quite cheerful and went to bed at 9 p.m., and slept until this morning. He slept so soundly that his wife would not wake him for his breakfast, which he generally took about 8 a.m. When she returned to the chamber, half-an-hour later, she found her husband a corpse. He had departed without pain or struggle."Puskas belonged to an eminent Transylvanian family. Scarcely had he completed his education at the Theresianum when his father died of grief, in consequence of the failure of several undertakings.