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Source: Freehold Transcript
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “President McKinley Shot”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Freehold, New Jersey
Date of publication: 6 September 1901
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 1
Pagination: 1

“President McKinley Shot.” Freehold Transcript 6 Sept. 1901 v14n1: p. 1.
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McKinley assassination; William McKinley (death: false reports); William McKinley (medical condition); William McKinley (public statements).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [identified as Frederick Nieman below]; William McKinley.


President McKinley Shot


Twice by an Insane Crank Whom the Crowd Killed Instantly.

     The good people of Freehold were shocked beyond expression by the report which reached here about 5.30 this p. m. to the effect that President McKinley had been shot and killed by an assassin at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo.
     The dastardly deed was done at the Temple of Music, at 3.15 p. m., and the infuriated mob set upon the assassin and actually tore him to pieces.
     Two shots were fired and both took effect, one in the groin and one in the breast.
     Both of the wounds are serious, and it is impossible at this writing to obtain definite information as to the possible result of his injuries[.]
     The physicians in attendance express the opinion that the president will recover but with the known uncertainty of gunshot wounds in mind it is idle to prophesy.
     In view of the horrid event thus recorded the closing words of his great address at the exposition have a pathetic interest:
     The president’s closing words in his address at the Exposition yesterday were: “Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness and peace to all our neighbors, and like blessings ro [sic] all the peoples and powers of earth.”


     The name of the assassin is Frederick Nieman of Detroit.
     The president was holding a reception. He first shook hands with the president and then emptied his revolver into him.
     Immediately after he shot the president Nieman was stabbed to to [sic] death on the spot by an infuriated spectator.



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