Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “M’Kinley Detractor Suffers”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 1 October 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 274
|“M’Kinley Detractor Suffers.” Chicago Daily Tribune 1 Oct. 1901 v60n274: part 1, p. 5.|
|Peter J. Devine (court-martial); McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley assassination (sympathizers); William McKinley (detractors).|
|John Rutter Brooke; Peter J. Devine; William McKinley.|
M’Kinley Detractor Suffers
Cavalry Trooper Dismissed in Disgrace and Sentenced to Year at Hard Labor.
Washington, D. C., Sept. 30.—General Brooke has
approved the sentence against Private Peter J. Devine, Troop H, Eleventh Cavalry,
who was tried by a general court-martial at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., on the charge
of “using disrespectful words against the President of the United States.”
It appears from the evidence that when the news of the shooting of President McKinley was received at Fort Ethan Allen, Devine expressed great satisfaction over the crime and applied an uncomplimentary epithet to the late President. He was found guilty of the charge by the court and sentenced to be dishonorably discharged and confined at hard labor for one year.
General Brooke’s approval in the case is final and the sentence will be executed.