Source: Atlanta Constitution
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Tried to Lynch the Doctor”
City of publication: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: none
|“Tried to Lynch the Doctor.” Atlanta Constitution 16 Sept. 1901 v34: p. 1.|
|lawlessness (mob rule: Auburn, IN); William McKinley (detractors).|
|William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt; Z. H. Stamets; Jack Towne; Henry West.|
Tried to Lynch the Doctor
Charged with Speaking Lightly of the Dead President.
Indianapolis, Ind., September 15.—A special to The Sentinel from Auburn, Ind., says that Dr. Z. H. Stamets, a young physician enjoying a large practice in that city, was seized by Henry West, a blacksmith, and Jack Towne, a fireman, dragged down stairs from his office and narrowly escaped lynching. Stamets is accused by three men of saying after the president was shot “that McKinley was only suffering from what he had been instrumental in causing others to suffer and that in the event of McKinley’s death Roosevelt would probably meet a similar fate.” Stamets denied the assertion in local papers tonight.