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Source: Public Opinion
Source type: magazine
Document type: news column
Document title: “News of the Week”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 31
Issue number: 12
Pagination: 379

“News of the Week.” Public Opinion 19 Sept. 1901 v31n12: p. 379.
Emma Goldman (arrest); McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy); Emma Goldman (arraignment); George L. Wellington; William McKinley (death); William McKinley (death: international response); Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency); William McKinley (lying in state: Buffalo, NY); McKinley memorial services; William McKinley (mourning).
Named persons
George B. Cortelyou; Leon Czolgosz; Edward VII; Emma Goldman; John Hay; John R. Hazel; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; John G. Milburn; Theodore Roosevelt; George L. Wellington.
Ellipses (“. . .”) appear below as given in the original document. Omission of text within the excerpt is denoted with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).


News of the Week [excerpt]



     DOMESTIC.—Miss Emma Goldman, the anarchist, was arrested in Chicago, but stoutly denied any conspiracy to kill the president or that Czolgosz secured his inspiration from her . . . . The government is taking steps to investigate the suspected conspiracy to assassinate the president . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—It was decided that Czolgosz shall be prosecuted under New-York state laws . . . . Emma Goldman was arraigned in Chicago . . . . Senator Wellington was expelled from the Union League club of Maryland for his disparaging remarks about the president . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—President McKinley died at the home of John G. Milburn, in Buffalo; at midnight the physicians abandoned all hope, and Mrs. McKinley, the cabinet members and friends bade him farewell . . . . Vice-President Roosevelt, on a hunting trip in the Adirondacks, was summoned by courier to Buffalo. Secretary Hay remains at the capital to attend to official duties; no extra session of congress is expected . . . . [omit]
     FOREIGN.—The news of President McKinley’s death caused gloom and sadness in the great capitals of Europe; expressions of sympathy and sorrow were universal; foreign stock markets were depressed by the news . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as president before Judge John R. Hazel, in Buffalo . . . . The Schley court of inquiry postponed its work until after the funeral of the president . . . . Plans for the reception of the body of Mr. McKinley were made at Washington . . . . [omit]
     FOREIGN.—Expressions of sympathy and of sorrow were universal throughout European and other countries over the death of President McKinley . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—After brief religious services at the home of John G. Milburn at 11 a. m., attended by President Roosevelt, members of the cabinet and personal friends, the body of President McKinley was taken to the city hall in Buffalo, where it lay in state until 10:30 p. m. . . . President Roosevelt announced that Mr. Cortelyou would remain for the present as his private secretary; hundreds of telegrams were received by the president . . . . Services were held in the churches in many cities and there were eloquent tributes to the martyred president and strong denunciation of his assassination . . . . [omit]
     FOREIGN.—Remarkable tributes to the memory of President McKinley were paid in all the churches of the United Kingdom; by King Edward’s order the British court will go into mourning for a week; in all the chief capitals of the continent and throughout the British colonies memorial services and special prayers in the churches marked the day . . . . Owing to the death of President McKinley, extraordinary precautions are being taken by the French authorities to protect the czar during his visit to France . . . .



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