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Source: Evening Telegram
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Newport Society Startled by News of the Tragedy”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Providence, Rhode Island
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 44
Issue number: 67
Pagination: 14

“Newport Society Startled by News of the Tragedy.” Evening Telegram [Providence] 7 Sept. 1901 v44n67: p. 14.
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McKinley assassination (public response: Newport, RI); William McKinley (death: false reports).
Named persons
William McKinley.


Newport Society Startled by News of the Tragedy


(Special Dispatch to the Telegram).

     Newport, Sept. 7.—When the news of the terrible tragedy befalling President McKinley, became known yesterday af[t]ernoon there was a general movement towards the newspaper offices to learn if the report was true, and truth of the terrible affair soon spread to all parts of the city and to all the mili[t]ary stations as well.
     Cottagers as well as others drove down Thames street [sic] to hear of the news and the telephone office was taxed to its utmost in keeping subscribers in contact with the newspaper offices.
     A report came along during the afternoon to the effec[t] the president was dead, but this was soon corrected by an A[ss]ociated Press dispatch denying such was the result at that time.
     Nothing awoke the people in all walks of life in Newpor[t] before as did this terrible affair.
     The women were as much interested in the news as the men, they not only telephoning to for the latest information, but some of the gender [sic] sex hoped the man who had shot the president had been lynched.



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