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
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
Immediately after he shot the president
Nieman was stabbed to to [sic] death on the spot by an infuriated