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Source: Indianapolis Journal
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Former Attempt Made”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 51
Issue number: 250
Pagination: 3

“Former Attempt Made.” Indianapolis Journal 7 Sept. 1901 v51n250: p. 3.
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William McKinley (other assaults upon).
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William McKinley.


Former Attempt Made


When McKinley Was Governor He Had a Narrow Escape.

     The general public has doubtless forgot that a previous attempt was made on the life of William McKinley. The first attack took place when Mr. McKinley was Governor of Ohio. He was engaged in a speech-making tour of the East, and his train was passing through the little town of Hurricane, in West Virginia, between Charleston and Huntington, at the time the assault was made upon him. The Journal of Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1892, contained the following account of the affair:
     “A dastardly attempt to injure Governor McKinley was made at Hurricane, a station midway between Charleston and Huntington, W. Va., last night. The train was just pushing out when a huge rock struck the window of the private car next to the Governor, but fortunately did not hurt any one. Five other stones were thrown. The scoundrel who did the work could not be found in the darkness.”



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