Source: Daily Picayune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Dr. Swallow Condemned”
City of publication: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of publication: 23 September 1901
Volume number: 65
Issue number: 242
|“Dr. Swallow Condemned.” Daily Picayune 23 Sept. 1901 v65n242: p. 1.|
|Silas Swallow (public condemnation); William McKinley (detractors); McKinley assassination (personal response: prohibitionists, temperance advocates, etc.); resolutions (McKinley Veteran Patriotic League).|
|Benedict Arnold; John Wilkes Booth; Cain; Leon Czolgosz; John E. Ensminger; Charles J. Guiteau; Judas; William McKinley; Silas Swallow.|
Dr. Swallow Condemned
Methodist Minister Denounced for His Attack on McKinley.
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 22.—Resolutions condemning
Rev. Dr. Silas O. Swallow, of this city, for an attack on the late President
McKinley in a recent issue of the Pennsylvania Methodist, of which he is editor,
were adopted at a public meeting held last evening in the Board of Trade rooms,
under the auspices of the McKinley Veteran Patriotic League of Dauphin county.
The resolutions state that Dr. Swallow “deserves to be pilloried as an enemy to the United States and that his name should only be mentioned with those of Judas and Cain, Benedict Arnold, Wilkes Booth, Guiteau, Czolgosz and the other traitors, assassins, liars and vile traducers of character who have blackened the pages of the world’s history.”
The meeting was attended by over one thousand persons and was presided over by Major John E. Ensminger, president of the league, which is composed of veterans of the civil and Spanish-American wars. Dr. Swallow is a Methodist minister. He was the prohibition nominee for governor in 1898 and the nominee for president of the Christian League in the last national campaign.