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Source: Burlington Hawk-Eye
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Senator Cullom Affected”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Burlington, Iowa
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 63
Issue number: 77
Pagination: 2

“Senator Cullom Affected.” Burlington Hawk-Eye 7 Sept. 1901 v63n77: p. 2.
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McKinley assassination (personal response); Shelby M. Cullom (public statements).
Named persons
Shelby M. Cullom; Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley.


Senator Cullom Affected


Grieved Over the News—Said the Man Should Have Been Punished on Spot

     Chicago, Sept. 6.—Senator Cullom, who was in the city to-day, was greatly affected when he heard the news.
     “I can hardly believe the announcement,” he said, after a time. “That was a dastardly attack, and the man who committed the act should have been punished right there. It is the most horrible crime imaginable. The nation could hardly afford to lose President McKinley, and it would be awful to see a man of so many admirable qualities cut down thus at the height of his career. He is a great man and a great president. He is nearer to the hearts of the great body of the people than any other since Lincoln.”



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