Source: Akron Daily Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Care Free”
City of publication: Akron, Ohio
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 120
|“Care Free.” Akron Daily Democrat 7 Sept. 1901 v10n120: p. 1.|
|William McKinley (journey: Canton, OH, to Buffalo, NY: 4 Sept. 1901); McKinley assassination (public response: Canton, OH).|
President Was Particularly Cheerful When He Left Canton.
Canton, O., Sept. 7.—(Spl.)—It cannot be possible
that the President or Mrs. McKinley had an apprehension or foreboding that anything
was to happen during their absence from the city, for when the party left the
city Wednesday morning, happiness and contentment wreathed the faces or [sic]
The President himself was in a particularly happy state, for he was all smiles as he sat in the rear end of the train and chatted with the party. No extra precautions were taken here. On a former visit to his home it was rumored that an attempt would be made to kill the President, and at that time detectives kept an eye on all suspicious persons lurking around the neighborhood of the president’s home.
Band concerts and other social affairs that were to take place tonight were postponed, and instead of joy, sorrow reigns among Canton’s people.