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Source: Daily Picayune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A Clew at Memphis”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 65
Issue number: 227
Part/Section: 1
Pagination: 9

“A Clew at Memphis.” Daily Picayune 8 Sept. 1901 v65n227: part 1, p. 9.
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Leon Czolgosz (telegrams); Leon Czolgosz (activities, whereabouts, etc.: Memphis, TN); John Nowak.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [identified below as Fred Nieman]; William McKinley; John Nowak.


A Clew at Memphis


Telegram Sent to Buffalo Signed “Fred Nieman.”

     Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 7.—A Memphis operator of known veracity is responsible for the statement that a telegram was sent through a branch office in this city, signed, “Fred Nieman,” to a man at the Temple of Music in Buffalo last week. Neither reporters nor police could locate any such person as having been in Memphis lately, but if the telegraph records can be obtained it is thought a valuable clew to the attempted assassination of President McKinley will be found. From the boarding-house keeper, John Nowak, in Buffalo, it was learned that Nieman had only been stopping at his place a few days before the tragedy. According to Nowak’s statement, the author of the Memphis telegram would have had ample time to have reached Buffalo before the tragedy. The police are working on the case.



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