Source: Albuquerque Evening Citizen
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “The Man Who Tried to Save M’Kinley Now a Maniac”
City of publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory
Date of publication: 26 March 1907
Volume number: 21
Issue number: 72
|“The Man Who Tried to Save M’Kinley Now a Maniac.” Albuquerque Evening Citizen 26 Mar. 1907 v21n72: p. 1.|
|James B. Parker (mental health); James B. Parker; McKinley assassination.|
|Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; James B. Parker.|
|The article is accompanied on the same page with an illustration of Parker captioned as follows: “James Parker. Man Who Tried to Save Life of McKinley.”|
The Man Who Tried to Save M’Kinley Now a Maniac
Atlantic City, N. J., March 26.—The only man
who made a direct effort to save the life of President McKinley on that September
day at Buffalo, is in jail here, a maniac.
His name, it will be remembered, is James Parker.
Parker was standing near the president when Czolgosz passed in line, ostensibly to shake the hand of the chief executive. Others were even nearer, but into Parker’s mind there first flashed the suspicion of imminent danger. As the assassin whipped his right hand from beneath his coat, holding the pistol shrouded in a white handkerchief, Parker leaped forward, and with a quick blow struck the arm of Czolgosz, but vainly.
A few days ago Parker was seized with violent mania. Pending the customary inquiry into his sanity, he has been remanded to the custody of the police and may later be committed to an asylum for the insane.