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Chicago Sunday Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Mayor Jones Expresses Grief”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 251
Part/Section: 1
Pagination: 4

“Mayor Jones Expresses Grief.” Chicago Sunday Tribune 8 Sept. 1901 v60n251: part 1, p. 4.
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Samuel M. Jones (public statements); William Cowell (public statements).
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William Cowell; Samuel M. Jones.

Mayor Jones Expresses Grief


Toledo Executive Declares “No Life Will Be Sacred until We Make All Sacred.”

     Toledo, O., Sept. 7.—[Special.]—Mayor Jones today expressed his sorrow over the Buffalo tragedy and added:
     “There is a profound lesson in these tragedies, and that is that the spirit of murder must be got out of the world. The inadequacy of any other form of protection has been too plainly demonstrated in this case. I believe that no life will be sacred until we make all life sacred. I should make that same statement if I should be a victim of the assassin’s bullet before night.”
     The Mayor’s private secretary and right-hand man during political campaigns, William Cowell, nearly precipitated a row in a street car by making this remark: “I respect the man who did the shooting as much as I respect any soldier who fought for his country.” Some G. A. R. men and a young Philippine soldier took the matter up at once and only the crowded condition of the car prevented trouble.