Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Stamps on M’Kinley Picture”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 261
|“Stamps on M’Kinley Picture.” Chicago Daily Tribune 18 Sept. 1901 v60n261: part 1, p. 4.|
|Dennis McCarthy; William McKinley (detractors).|
|Dennis McCarthy; William McKinley; Sarah Wagner.|
Stamps on M’Kinley Picture
Dennis McCarthy, a Hospital Janitor, Arrested on Complaint of a Domestic.
Dennis McCarthy, 44 years old, janitor in the
Frances E. Willard Hospital, 167 Sangamon street, is locked up at the Desplaines
Street Police Station accused of trampling on a lithograph of President McKinley
and of saying that he was glad that the President was dead. He is being held
under charges of assault and battery and disorderly conduct preferred by Mrs.
Sarah Wagner, a domestic employed in the hospital.
The woman says McCarthy threw a cup of hot coffee in her face while she was arguing with him about the President. From the man’s previous actions at the hospital it is believed that he is mentally unbalanced.
At the police station McCarthy said that he had courted arrest and knew that if he trampled on the picture of the President he would be accommodated. He said he wished to prove in court that Mr. McKinley violated “sections 2, 4, 11, and 12 of a financial act which he signed upon March 4, 1900, when he was inaugurated.” The man admitted that he had read anarchistic literature.