Publication information

Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “President’s Assassination Predicted”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 210
Pagination: 2

“President’s Assassination Predicted.” Iowa State Register 7 Sept. 1901 v46n210: p. 2.
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McKinley assassination (predictions); Fritz Huttman; Fritz Huttman (public statements); Antonio Maggio; anarchists (Wichita, KS).
Named persons
Grover Cleveland; Humbert I; Fritz Huttman; Henry Huttman; Antonio Maggio; William McKinley; William II.

President’s Assassination Predicted

     Wichita, Sept. 6.—Fritz Huttman, a reporter for the Eagle of this city, while singing with the Andrews Opera Company last March, says he was confidentially told by Antonio Maggio, a cornet player with the same company, that President McKinley would be assassinated before October, and intimated that orders to that effect had been received from an anarchist society in Rome, Italy. Mr. Huttman is a son of the late Col. Huttman, internal revenue collector in this city, under President Cleveland. He said tonight: “In February or March Antonio Maggio, a cornet player, told me that he belonged to an anarchistic circle with headquarters in Rome, Italy. He told me that President McKinley and Emperor William were doomed to assassination, and that men had already been selected to kill them. ‘The time is not yet for the assassination of Emperor William,’ he said, ‘but President McKinley will be killed before October 1.’ ‘Why?’ I asked. ‘Because he sent soldiers into the Philippines, and King Humbert sent soldiers to kill the natives of Africa. All who seek to oppress must die.’ I thought he was merely romancing at the time, but now I believe that he was not.”