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Source: Toledo Sunday Bee
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Late Mourners”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Toledo, Ohio
Date of publication: 27 October 1901
Volume number: 26
Issue number: none
Part/Section: 2
Pagination: [12]

“Late Mourners.” Toledo Sunday Bee 27 Oct. 1901 v26: part 2, p. [12].
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William McKinley (mourning).
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William McKinley.


Late Mourners

A LOWER TOWN school teacher has a rather interesting story to tell in connection with the signs of mourning for our late President McKinley. All signs of mourning have almost totally disappeared, as a result of the following incident, half pathetic and half humorous, which happened in the school of this teacher.
     “There are two little girls—twins—in my class and they are as much alike as two peas. A few days ago I was somewhat surprised to see them entering the school room, wearing dresses exactly alike, made of sombre black muslin and crape.
     “‘For whom are you in mourning?’ I asked.
     “‘For Mr. McKinley,’ they both exclaimed in one breath.
     “‘Aren’t you somewhat late about it?’ I said, trying my best to keep from smiling.
     “‘Well, you see it’s this way,’ explained one of the twins. ‘Mother is very poor and did not have enough money with which to buy us dresses, so when they tore down the black stuff from the place where she works, mother asked them if she could have some. So they gave her enough to make us two dresses.’”



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