Punch,  39 (1860), 124.

Lying by Lightning



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Technology, Error, Charlatanry

    Reporting the inaccuracy of the telegram announcing the death of Emperor Napoleon III of France, considers 'electric wires' to 'tell such stories, that any astounding message transmitted by them will soon come to be called an electric Tell-a-cram'.

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