The Daily Republican (Monongahela, Pennsylvania), April 19, 1898 –
What is interesting about this little gag is how faithfully it was reproduced from the original:
The Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), January 22, 1898 –
22 Jan 1898, Sat Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) Newspapers.com
NB: Not all newspapers were as faithful with the X’s – some have fewer, some more, but not The Daily Republican.
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