Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Fund Is Started for Parker”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 254
|“Fund Is Started for Parker.” Chicago Daily Tribune 11 Sept. 1901 v60n254: part 1, p. 2.|
|James B. Parker (rewards, expressions of gratitude, etc.); McKinley assassination (public response: Syracuse, NY); McKinley assassination (public response: Omaha, NE).|
|Leon Czolgosz; James B. Parker.|
Fund Is Started for Parker
Citizens of Syracuse, N. Y., Plan a Benefit for the Negro Who Seized Czolgosz.
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 10.—[Special.]—Syracuse people are raising a fund for James Benjamin Parker, who grappled with Czolgosz at Buffalo. A benefit will be given for him tomorrow night at the Grand Opera-House and subscriptions are being received.
Omaha Also Raising a Fund.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 10.—The people of Omaha were called on today by a local paper to contribute to a fund for James Benjamin Parker, the negro whose prompt action is credited with having saved the President’s life. It is suggested that if every town in the United States contributes a small amount a handsome sum will be realized.