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Posted: December 12, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO Dec. 12, 1912 FORT SMITH — “Your honor, I want to go to jail, so I can get a temporary cure for drinking whiskey,” said Vance Hamilton this afternoon when brought before Justice Clifton to answer to a charge of stealing an over coat. He declared he could not stop drinking as long as he was free, and his theft of the overcoat, which he admitted, was due to craving for liquor.

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