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fireman stumpMattoon (Illinois) Daily Journal, October 28, 1904. Reader Erin F. obligingly shares with us this exemplary acid-attack romantic triangle. I’m thinking it was to the advantage of Fireman Stump that his eyeballs weren’t buffered by cocaine when he took it in the face. There’s a fairy-tale ending to the story after the jump. But it goes without saying that if you have acid-attack anecdotes on hand, we have space for them here at the Hope Chest.
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  1. And Cora Bryant was acquitted? !!!

    • Could be she had a relative on the bench?

        • Jackie
        • Posted June 12, 2009 at 7:51 am
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        Or was it the Unwritten Law?

        • mrparallel
        • Posted June 12, 2009 at 2:01 pm
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        Could well be: the UL was infinitely fungible.

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