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Source: Alpena Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: news column
Document title: “General News”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Alpena, Michigan
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 3
Issue number: 38
Pagination: [4]

“General News.” Alpena Evening News 13 Sept. 1901 v3n38: p. [4].
James B. Parker (dispute over role in assassination); Francis P. O’Brien; McKinley assassination (public response: Polish Americans).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Francis P. O’Brien [variant first name given below]; James B. Parker.


General News [excerpt]

     Notwithstanding the fact that the close inquiries into the incidents immediately following the shooting show pretty clearly that it was the artillery man, Frank OB’rien [sic], who sprang upon Czolgosz and pinioned , [sic] his arms to his side, James Parker the colored man, who was close to the mixup, still comes in for much glory.

     A New York Polish paper comes out with a long editorial branding Czolgosz as “an individual who disgraced himself by an attempt to murder” and expressing condemnation of his crime in unmeasured terms and says: “We suffer and feel more keenly the effects of the crime because the monster who perpetrated it belongs to our nationality.”



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