Publication information

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

     Notw[i]thstanding the fact that t[h]e close [i]nquiries into t[h]e [i]ncidents immediately [f]ollowing the sho[o]ting show pretty clearly that it was the artillery man, Frank OB’rien [sic], w[h]o 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 e[di]torial branding Czolgosz as “an individual who disgraced himself by an attempt to murder” and expressing con[d]emnation of his crime in unmeasured terms and says: “We suffer and feel more keenly the effects o[f] the crime because t[h]e monster w[h]o perpetrated it belongs to our nationa[li]ty.”