Publication information

Hawaiian Star
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Secret Service Agent”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Honolulu, Hawaii Territory
Date of publication:
11 November 1901
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 3013
Pagination: 1

“Secret Service Agent.” Hawaiian Star 11 Nov. 1901 v9n3013: p. 1.
Frank S. Cairns; Secret Service; Frank S. Cairns (public statements); McKinley assassination (government response).
Named persons
Frank S. Cairns; Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.

Secret Service Agent

     Cairns has been in secret service work for many years. When President McKinley took his first tour of the Southern states, Cairns was in charge of the secret service men who went with him. In discussing the assassination at Buffalo this morning, the new chief for the Philippine [sic] said that it was utterly impossible for any of the men employed at Buffalo to do any more than was done. “No one could have found the slightest reason for suspecting Czolgosz,” said Mr. Cairns. “It was a very hot day, a large percentage of the thousands of people in line had their handkerchiefs out wiping perspiration from their faces. Others had kodaks, packages of lunch, and all sorts of packages, and of course the handkerchief in the hand of the assassin could not arouse any one’s suspicion.”