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Source: Harrisburg Star-Independent
Source type: newspaper
Document type: news column
Document title: “Capitol Hill”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
Pagination: 2

 
Citation
“Capitol Hill.” Harrisburg Star-Independent 11 Sept. 1901: p. 2.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
Wilson I. Fleming; McKinley assassination (public response: Buffalo, NY); McKinley assassination (news coverage); Wilson I. Fleming (public statements).
 
Named persons
Wilson I. Fleming; William McKinley.
 
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Capitol Hill [excerpt]

     Mr. Wilson I. Fleming, of the state department, has returned home from Buffalo. He saw President McKinley at Niagara Falls on the morning of Friday last, but was at Niagara at the time of the attempted assassination. Mr. Fleming returned to Buffalo on Friday evening and he says he never saw so many newsboys in his life as the numbers that swarmed the streets with their arms full of extras. Dozens of men were running about with the boys and crying “Extry” at the tops of their voices. “There was not so much excitement on the streets,” said Mr. Fleming, “but the emotion of the people was evidenced by their tensely drawn faces. Men would stop in the streets and attempt to talk calmly about the attempted assassination but they would break off in the middle of a sentence, overpowered by the stress of their feelings.”

 

 


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