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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]

Benedict, Bernard C. “Dastard Deed.” Evening Herald 7 Sept. 1901 v25n7576: p. [2].
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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.


Dastard Deed


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

     BUFFALO, Sept. 7.—I was within fifty feet of President McKinley when he was shot. Two shots were fired in rapid succession. The Temple of Music was crowded and the President was shaking hands with everyone. A man had a handkerchief wrapped about his hand as though to hide a wound. Suddenly those near by were startled to hear two reports in rapid succession and saw the President grasp his breast.
     The would-be assassin was knocked down and beaten. It is a great wonder he escaped with his life. An automobile ambulance came almost instantly and, escorted by mounted police, the President was taken to the Emergency hospital on the grounds.
     Doctor Rixey came almost immediately and soon after Doctor Park, the noted specialist, was brought by special train from Niagara Falls.
     I saw the President’s assailant taken out of the hall. A detail of United States regulars held the people in check with rifles while he was taken to the carriage in waiting. Several attempts were made to get at him, but in vain. The driver lashed his horses across the bridge and escaped, followed by a dense crowd of angry people. The prisoner appeared to be about 25 years old, smooth face, 5 feet 7 inches in height.
     Last night the illuminations were curtailed, but everything was still on the Midway.



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