Source: Daily Picayune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Gloated over the Tragedy”
City of publication: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: 65
Issue number: 241
|“Gloated over the Tragedy.” Daily Picayune 22 Sept. 1901 v65n241: part 1, p. 2.|
|McKinley assassination (personal response: anarchists); McKinley assassination (sympathizers); lawlessness (mob rule: Leadville, CO).|
Gloated over the Tragedy
An Italian Roughly Handled by a Mob of Miners.
Leadville, Colo., Sept. 21.—An Italian miner at the Elk mine remarked that all kings and presidents should be killed and that it was the right thing to kill McKinley. Three hundred miners gathered at the shafthouse, waited until the fellow appeared, placed a rope around his neck and started for a railroad trestle. On the advice of some of the crowd the man’s life was spared, but he was badly choked and driven out of the camp by the miners with drawn revolvers.