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Source: Daily Inter Ocean
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Assassin’s Coat Not Wanted”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 30
Issue number: 171
Pagination: 4

“Assassin’s Coat Not Wanted.” Daily Inter Ocean 11 Sept. 1901 v30n171: p. 4.
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Thomas I. Porter; Secret Service; McKinley assassination (investigation of conspiracy: Chicago, IL); Thomas I. Porter (public statements).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Ellsworth Landon; Thomas I. Porter.


Assassin’s Coat Not Wanted


Porter Thinks Garment Would Be of Little Value as Clew.

     Captain Porter of the secret service denied yesterday that he had sent for the coat worn by Czolgosz, which is said to bear the label of Ellsworth Landon, Ogden avenue and Madison street, Chicago. He asserted that he was doubtful if any valuable information could be secured concerning Czolgosz’s visits to Chicago, even if the coat was sent here and an investigation conducted.
     “As far as I know, the coat has not been sent for,” said Captain Porter. “Even if we did get it I hardly think it would be of much value to us. I worked on the conspiracy matter all day yesterday and last night, and must confess that I am now as much at sea about it as ever.”



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