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Article Title: Evening Times
Article Date: January 5 1901
Article Description: Attorney Page-2
The Evening Times January 5, 1901 Attorney Page-2
DYNAMITE AS A PRESENT.
An Illinois Attorney Receives an Infernal Machine by Mail.
Apris [Paris?], Ill., Jan. 5. - Thomas J. COFFMAN, an attorney and collection agent
residing at Hume, received an infernal machine by mail yesterday. It was a box made of
wood with a sliding top and wrapped in heavy manila paper. Tearing off the wrapper he
pulled open the lid, to which a stout string was attached, and found himself gazing into a
death-dealing instrument, so cunningly devised that its failure to perform its work may be
counted little short of miraculous.
The box contained a pound stick of dynamite, into which were stuck a number of match
heads with tacks so arranged as to ignite them. The box was mailed at Logansport, Ind. Who
sent it is a mystery, as Mr. COFFMAN has no known enemy.
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