Publication information

Evening Public Ledger
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Short Cuts”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 8 February 1921
Volume number: 7
Issue number: 126
Pagination: 8

“Short Cuts.” Evening Public Ledger 8 Feb. 1921 v7n126: p. 8.
Charles G. Pease; McKinley assassination (personal response: criticism).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; Demosthenes McGinnis; William McKinley.
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Short Cuts

     “I see in the paper,” said Demosthenes McGinnis, as he rolled a quid in his cheek, “that an anti-tobacco shark in New York is wondering if the assassin of President McKinley was guilty of a greater crime than the President himself. Czolgosz merely killed a man, but McKinley, by smoking, set a horrible example to humanity. All of which naturally moves a man to throw away his chew—and hit the anti-tobacco shark in the eye with it.”