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Source: Whim
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Whimwhams”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication:
December 1901
Volume number: 2
Issue number: 5
Pagination: 148-54 (excerpt below includes only pages 152-53)

“Whimwhams.” Whim Dec. 1901 v2n5: pp. 148-54.
Leslie Syndicate; McKinley assassination (news coverage: personal response).
Named persons
William McKinley.


Whimwhams [excerpt]

TALK about enterprise! In a testimonial sheet recently sent out by the Leslie Syndicate, a New York concern which supplies newspapers with illustrated matter, the following excerpts may be of interest to whimsical readers:

     I wish to congratulate you upon your enterprise in sending us cuts of the McKinley funeral, etc., etc., immediately upon the night that the President was assassinated.


     Considering that McKinley lives, and the doctors say will recover, to dig grave, make coffin, paint funeral train and select cemetary [sic] plot while [152][153] he is alive, excel all former efforts at forecasting the future.


     Verily this is enterprise with a vengeance. You pays your money and you gets pictures of a man’s grave, coffin, funeral train, cemetary [sic] plot, etc., ad nauseam, long before the victim has drawn his last breath.
     Imagine the rage of this concern if some illustrious sick man should take it into his head to get well! Think of the money and enterprise wasted!
     These methods may not be the quintessence of tact, but are they not wonderful, marvellous [sic], pyramidal &—American?



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