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Source: Evening Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Dastard Deed”
Author(s): Benedict, Bernard C.
City of publication: Syracuse, New York
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 25
Issue number: 7576
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
Benedict, Bernard C. “Dastard Deed.” Evening Herald 7 Sept. 1901 v25n7576: p. [2].
 
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Keywords
Bernard C. Benedict; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses); McKinley assassination (eyewitness accounts: Bernard C. Benedict); McKinley assassination (public response: Buffalo, NY); Leon Czolgosz; Pan-American Exposition (impact of assassination).
 
Named persons
Bernard C. Benedict; William McKinley; Roswell Park; Presley M. Rixey.
 
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Dastard Deed

 

Comprehensive Story of the Shooting and Subsequent Events.
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PRESIDENT REMAINED COOL
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Spectators First Motionless with Horror, Then Frenzied with Desire for Vengeance.

     BU[FF]ALO, Sept. 7.—I was within [fi]fty f[ee]t of President McKinley when [he] w[a]s [s]hot. Two shots were fired in [ra]pid [s]ucce[ss]ion. The Temple of Music w[as] crowded and the President was [s]h[a]king hands with everyone. A man [ha]d [a] h[a]ndkerchief wrapped about his h[a]nd [as] though to hide a wound. Suddenly tho[se] n[ea]r by were startled to [hea]r two reports in rapid succe[s]sion [a]nd [sa]w the President grasp his breast.
     Th[e] would-b[e] a[ss]a[ss]in wa[s] knocked down and beaten. It is a great wonder [he esca]ped with hi[s] life. An automo[bile] [a]mbul[a]nc[e] c[a]me almost instantly [and], [es]cort[e]d by mounted polic[e], the Pr[eside]nt was t[a]ken to the Emergency h[ospital] on the [g]round[s].
     Do[ct]or Rix[e]y c[a]m[e] almost imm[e]di[a]t[e]ly [a]nd [s]oon [a]fter Doctor Park, the [noted specialist], w[as] brought by [s]pecial [train] from N[iagara] F[a]ll[s].
     I [sa]w the Pr[esi]dent’s a[ssai]lant t[a]ken out of th[e] hall. A det[ai]l of United [States] r[e]gular[s] held the people in check with rifl[es] while he w[as] taken to the carr[iage] in waiting. Sever[a]l attempt[s] w[e]r[e] made to get at him, but in v[a]in. Th[e] driv[e]r l[as]hed his hor[ses] acro[ss] the brid[ge] [a]nd [e]sc[a]ped, followed by a d[ense] crowd of angry people. The pri[s]on[e]r appe[a]red to [be] [ab]out 25 y[ea]r[s] old, [s]mooth face, 5 feet 7 inches in [hei]g[h]t.
     Last night the illumination[s] were curt[a]iled, but everything wa[s] [s]till on the Midway.

 

 


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