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Source: Morning Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “‘Don’t Let Them Harm That Boy,’ He Cried”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Tampa, Florida
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 7
Issue number: 217
Pagination: 1

“‘Don’t Let Them Harm That Boy,’ He Cried.” Morning Tribune 12 Sept. 1901 v7n217: p. 1.
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McKinley assassination; McKinley assassination (popular culture); Der Freischutz.
Named persons
George B. Cortelyou; Leon Czolgosz; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Carl Maria von Weber.


“Don’t Let Them Harm That Boy,” He Cried

     Buffalo, Sept. 11.—(Special.)—Gradually the exact truth as to what Mr. McKinley said immediately after he was shot is coming out. After expressing his anxiety about Mrs. McKinley he noticed Czolgosz on the floor with the men fiercely beating him in their fury. He said to his secretary, Mr. Cortelyou:
     “Don’t let them harm that boy.”
     It is interesting to those who like coincidents [sic] that immediately before Czolgosz shot Mr. McKinley the orchestra was playing the song “Cursed Be These Bullets” from the scene in Weber’s “Der Freischutz” where they are casting the bullets in the forest.



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