Source: Deseret Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Back from the East”
City of publication: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 52
Issue number: 256
|“Back from the East.” Deseret Evening News 16 Sept. 1901 v52n256: p. 2.|
|George Albert Smith; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds).|
|William McKinley; George Albert Smith.|
Back from the East
Receiver George A. Smith Heard Shots Fired at McKinley.
George A. Smith, receiver at the federal land office, returned today from a most interesting trip through the East except that the latter part of it was rendered sorrowful because of the death of President McKinley. He was sitting on the steps of the Temple of Music when the President was shot. He heard the reports but it was twenty minutes before he knew what had occurred. The people seemed to be stunned by it. Mr. Smith visited all the leading cities in the East, including Washington, D. C. He also visited the historic spots of the Church. He returns in good health but considerably cast down over the national tragedy.