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A WOMAN'S DEVOTION.

OFFER TO MARRY MAN WHO THREW VITRIOL. A gill who had been disfigured for life made a strong appeal for her assailant when I-,.- was brought up nt Nottingham Assizes

on Tuesday. February 23. Robert A«mnn. nineteen, a collier, was el,urged with throwing vitriol over Jauet Kendall on November IT.

The girl was in the service of Asman's mother at Mansfield, and the young fellow paid her great attention. When Kendall left her situation Asman, In a lit of Jealousy, threatened to shoot her.

They met again, however, later on, nnd Asman asked the girl for a kiss. When she refused he threw the contents of a bottle of vitriol in her face. The fluid missed her eyes, but it caused a noticeable disfigurement. Despite the injury, however, the girl had visited him in prison. She now pleaded hard for him, and the judge was informed that she was willing to marry him. "Women will forgive anything if their purpose is marriage, birt this Is a kind of courtship this court cannot recognise," Mr. Justice Channel! declared. He added, however, that it was a case lv which punishment might be modified, despite the serious nature of the offence, and sentenced Asman 'to eight months' imprisonment.

On leaving the dock, Asman, who was much affected, threw a kiss to the girl, who returned the salutation and was conducted from the court weeping hysterically.

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A WOMAN'S DEVOTION. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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