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KANSAS CITY – Lawrence Lee Latimer, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Harvey Latimer, died here last night from the effects of eating a “spit devil,” an explosive substance used in Fourth of July celebration. The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kansas. Friday, July 5, 1924. Page 1. © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.