Washington Post, March 31, 1904. Thoughtful of her to help defray the burial costs. My guess is that $20 in 1904 actually bought a fair bit of funeral. Also, that’s two shootings-in-the-heart in a row. I wonder if there are traceable trends in suicide styles at work here. It seems apt that Victorians should shoot themselves in the heart, whereas we post-sentimental post-moderns go straight for the gray matter. I am reminded of that radioactive passage from that now-famous commencement address by the late David Foster Wallace: “It is not the least bit coincidental that adults who commit suicide with firearms almost always shoot themselves in: the head. They shoot the terrible master.” Maybe the same was true of the heart in 1904; then the main site of pain moved north to the head during WWI. Discuss.