Source: Cairo Bulletin
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Overheard a Plot”
City of publication: Cairo, Illinois
Date of publication: 24 September 1905
Volume number: 37
Issue number: 278
|“Overheard a Plot.” Cairo Bulletin 24 Sept. 1905 v37n278: p. 1.|
|Edward Hobart; McKinley assassination (hypnotism theory); McKinley assassination (conspiracy theories).|
|Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; Edward Hobart; William McKinley.|
|In accordance with the original source, the second paragraph (below) is not indented.|
Overheard a Plot
To Hypnotize Czolgoz, and Eventually Landed in Jail.
Milwaukee, Wis., September 23.—Edward Hobart
has been arrested at Juneau, Wis., charged with having mailed an obscene letter.
Te saysc [sic] that while he was staying at a hotel in Waterloo, Wis., he overheard two men who occupied the room next to him reciting the manner in which they hypnotized Czolgoz, who assassinated President McKinley, and compelled him to commit the deed. He says he wrote letters to the police, but they failed to act and he wrote the missive which causer [sic] his arrest.