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Source: Cedar County Republican
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “The Story Discredited”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Stockton, Missouri
Date of publication: 3 October 1901
Volume number: 15
Issue number: 42
Pagination: [8]

“The Story Discredited.” Cedar County Republican 3 Oct. 1901 v15n42: p. [8].
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McKinley burial vault (attack upon).
Named persons
Chambers J. Deprend; William McKinley.


The Story Discredited


Friends of the McKinley Family Do Not Believe Attempt Was Made
to Desecrate the President’s Tomb.

     Canton, O., Oct. 1.—Friends of the late President McKinley emphatically discredit belief that the shot reported fired by the guard Deprend at Westlawn cemetery last night was on account of any attempt to desecrate the tomb. They do not attempt to explain the strange story of the guards or account for the firing of the shot which cemetery officials and other residents nearby say they heard, and they do not believe that two men would undertake to make an attack on the vault with seven soldiers on guard or near at hand. It is believed that the military authorities will make a thorough investigation of the stories told by the soldiers on guard Sunday night. There are unconfirmed rumors that the shot was fired on account of an accidental fall and also that it was the result of personal differences.



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