Source: Daily Picayune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Henry C. Frick Much Affected by the News of the Crime”
City of publication: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of publication: 13 September 1901
Volume number: 65
Issue number: 232
|“Henry C. Frick Much Affected by the News of the Crime.” Daily Picayune 13 Sept. 1901 v65n232: part 1, p. 7.|
|Henry Clay Frick; Henry Clay Frick (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response).|
|Alexander Berkman [misspelled below]; Leon Czolgosz; Henry Clay Frick; Emma Goldman; William McKinley.|
Henry C. Frick Much Affected by the News of the Crime
New York, Sept. 12.—H. C. Frick, who arrived
here from London on the Oceanic, was visibly affected by the reports of the
attempted assassination of President McKinley, and of the latest news that,
besides the would-be assassin, Czolgosz, Emma Goldman was also in custody.
It will be remembered that at the time of the riots at the iron mills at Homestead, Pa., in 1892, Alexander Berkmann attempted to kill Mr. Frick in his office at Pittsburg [sic].
Emma Goldman was then said to be the closest friend of Berkmann, and was later arrested as an accomplice, but for lack of proof was discharged. Berkmann is now serving out a long sentence in the Pittsburg [sic] penitentiary.
“I hope that the president will live. His death would be a serious blow to the great commercial interests of this country, which have grown along such healthful lines during his term at the head of our government,” said Mr. Frick. “The country cannot afford to lose him.”
When requested to talk on the subject of personal anarchistic attacks, Mr. Frick said:
“I do not care to discuss such matters. Sufficient it is to bear the marks of three stab wounds and two bullet wounds,” and Mr. Frick pointed to a scar above his collar on the left side of his neck.