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SayWhatWW-April19-1882pg7 - 'A Girl Disfigured with Vitriol. [Philadelphia...
'A Girl Disfigured with Vitriol. [Philadelphia Dispatch, April 3.] Miss Mollie Boyer, aged 17," with handsome eyesj " ' wealth of .dark fair complexion and a tresses, was drenched .with vitriol, on Saturday evening, as she was entering her father's residence, No. 1,910 Mervine Street. Miss Mollie was blinded by the shower, and fell with a cry of agony into the arms of her sister, who had come to the door to admit her. The girl was taken into the house, and the vitriol as quickly as possible wiped from her face. One of her eyes was dreadfully burned, and a portion of her hair was burned from her head. Her cheeks were blistered and her shoulders were badly burned. Her sister escaped injury, but a new silk.dress that she was wearing for the first time was completely ruined. The "motive for the assault is unknown. Mr. John E. Keys and his wife and 4-year-old son occupy the house from which the vitriol was thrown. Some of -the victim's friends, who saw the vitriol thrown^ say that they saw an old lady, who, it is supposed, was Mrs. Keys, lean- out of the third-story window, from, which the vitriol came, as though watching .the effects of the terrible shower. The two families are not acquainted, and no trouble of any kind has occurred between them. A warrant for Mrs. Keys' arrest was sworn out. The general belief is that she is crazy.

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  1. The Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 19 Apr 1882, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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