Source: Milwaukee Sentinel
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “W. R. Hearst Hung in Effigy”
City of publication: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of publication: 20 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 23694
|“W. R. Hearst Hung in Effigy.” Milwaukee Sentinel 20 Sept. 1901 n23694: p. 12.|
|William Randolph Hearst (hung, burned, etc., in effigy); McKinley assassination (public response: New York, NY).|
|William Randolph Hearst.|
W. R. Hearst Hung in Effigy
Crowd about It So Large That Traffic Is Suspended.
NEW YORK, Sept. 19.—In Bedford avenue, near Monroe street, an effigy of William R. Hearst, publisher of the trio of Hearst’s papers, was hung from an electric light pole at 9 o’clock this morning. The effigy attracted a large crowd.
The effigy hung in Monroe street all night. This morning the boys got it down and placed it in a more conspicuous place in Bedford avenue. A large number of small boys gathered about and began pelting it with stones. The crowd became so large that all traffic was suspended for a time.
Three large placards were suspended from the effigy, which read:
“This is Hearst, the real assassin of the president;” “Down with William R. Hearst,” and “Down with yellow journalism.”