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Source: Los Angeles Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Wire from Wiggins”
Author(s): Wiggins, Frank
City of publication: Los Angeles, California
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 40
Issue number: 95
Pagination: 1

Wiggins, Frank. “Wire from Wiggins.” Los Angeles Times 7 Sept. 1901 v40n95: p. 1.
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Frank Wiggins (telegrams); McKinley assassination; William McKinley (medical condition).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [identified as Fred Nieman below]; Ida McKinley; John G. Milburn; Harrison Gray Otis; Roswell Park [misspelled below]; Frank Wiggins.


Wire from Wiggins


     BUFFALO (N. Y.) Sept. 6.—To Gen. H[.] G. Otis, Los Angeles: The President was shot twice by an Armenian Pole at the public reception at the Temple of Music at 4:15 o’clock while shaking hands, the assailant having a revolver covered with a handkerchief. One shot entered the breastbone, the other entering between the apex of heart and stomach, perforating the stomach, not affecting intestines. Wound not considered dangerous unless peritonitis sets in[.] The President is conscious. Was moved to Mr. Milburn’s residence, where Mrs. McKinley awaits him. She was not present at the tragedy. Dr. Roswell Parke in charge. Assassin Fred Nieman overpowered immediately and removed with great difficulty from mob. Reason given by assassin: “I am an anarchist and did my duty.”
     The fair is in darkness; everything suspended.




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