Source: Buffalo Review
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Knox Was Horrified”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 19
Issue number: 79
|“Knox Was Horrified.” Buffalo Review 7 Sept. 1901 v19n79: p. 7.|
|McKinley assassination (public response: Pittsburgh, PA); McKinley assassination (personal response); Philander C. Knox (public statements).|
|Philander C. Knox.|
Knox Was Horrified
(Special to THE REVIEW.)
PITTSBURG [sic], Pa., Sept. 6.—When the bulletins
announcing the assassination of the President were posted up on the newspaper
bulletin boards there were expressions of doubt as to the truth of the story.
This feeling gave way to sorrow when the news was learned to be true. The streets
soon became almost impassible on account of the crowds that stood in front of
the bulletin boards. One bulletin said that an attempt had been made to lynch
the assassin and regretful remarks were made when it was found that the alleged
attempt had failed.
Attorney-General P. C. Knox was at his house when the news was brought to him. He turned pale and almost fell to the floor when he realized that the President had been wounded.
“I am inexpressibly shocked,” Mr. Knox finally said: “I cannot imagine how any human being could have harbored sufficient malice against the great-hearted man whom the people of this country have twice called to preside over their government.”