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Source: Roanoke Beacon
Source type: newspaper
Document type: notice
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Plymouth, North Carolina
Date of publication: 3 April 1903
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 3
Pagination: [5]

[notice]. Roanoke Beacon 3 Apr. 1903 v14n3: p. [5].
Hatch-Adams Carnival Company; William McKinley (last public address: popular culture); McKinley funeral services (popular culture); Leon Czolgosz (execution: popular culture).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Cora Vincent.


[notice] [excerpt]



     Mt. Pelee. Tent 30x70, elegant front, lighted by electricity. Everything in this feature show is reproduced by electricity, viz.: The volcanic eruption of Mt. Pelee. To witness is to imagine you are in the ill-fated City of St. Pierre. You see the fire and lava as it rolls down the mountain side into the ill-fated city and harbor, see the ships in the harbor burn to the water edge. A realistic, awe-inspiring exhibition. Then is produced our late President McKinley making his last public speech at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, N. Y. Then is produced McKinley’s Funeral coming from the church at Canton, Ohio, enroute [sic] to the cemetery, the last resting place of the immortal McKinley. Then comes the execution of Czolgosz, the assassin of our president. You see him in his cell at Auburn, N. Y., penitentiary; see the guards take him to the electric chair; the current is turned on and the assassin has paid the penalty. This greatest of all exhibitions is concluded by Miss Cora Vincent singing a popular success, illustrated, entitled “Hello Central, Give me Heaven.”



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