Publication information

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

“Sec. Long Receives News.” Burlington Hawk-Eye 7 Sept. 1901 v63n77: p. 2.
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John D. Long; McKinley assassination (personal response); Russell Alexander Alger (public statements).
Named persons
Annette Henry Alger; Russell Alexander Alger; George B. Cortelyou; John D. Long; William McKinley.

Sec. Long Receives News


Undecided Over Future Plans—Refused to Say Anything for Publication.

     Buckfield, Maine, Sept. 6.—Hon. John D. Long, secretary of the navy who has been passing his vacation at the Long homestead, learned of the shooting of President McKinley to-night, and was deeply affected by the news. He proceeded to his home at once declaring he was undecided about his future plans on account of the suddeness of the news. The secretary positively refused to say anything for publication.
     Detroit, Sept. 6.—When Secretary Cortelyou’s bulletin was read to Former Secretary Alger, he rejoiced to hear the president had passed through the operation so successfully. He said of the attempted assassination:
     “It was a profound and awful shock to both Mrs. Alger and myself. Words cannot express how deeply we feel for the president and his devoted wife.”