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Source: Congregationalist and Christian World
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Anarchy Assails Republicanism”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 86
Issue number: 37
Pagination: 379

“Anarchy Assails Republicanism.” Congregationalist and Christian World 14 Sept. 1901 v86n37: p. 379.
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McKinley assassination.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Emma Goldman.


Anarchy Assails Republicanism

A few minutes after four o’clock on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 6, Leon Czolgosz, a Pole, an avowed anarchist, a disciple of Emma Goldman, shot the President of the United States in a building on the exposition grounds in Buffalo, N. Y., while the latter was following his custom of giving the public an opportunity to take him by the hand and receive his cordial grip and winning smile. With characteristic cowardice the assassin shielded his weapon by concealing it in a handkerchief wrapped around a nominally injured hand. With characteristic bravery and consideration for others and for offended law, the distinguished victim calmly walked to a chair, counseled his official colleagues to use their efforts to prevent the assassin from being lynched, urged them to be careful in breaking the news to his beloved wife and calmly awaited the coming of the ambulance which was to take him to the hospital on the exposition grounds. Meanwhile, in and around the platform on which he had been standing when shot in the presence of a multitude, detectives and a burly Negro, who had shaken hands with the President just before he was shot, were overpowering and arresting Czolgosz and hustling him to a safe place of detention away from the wrath of the people as it gradually dawned upon them what has happened.



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