Source: Nashua Daily Telegraph
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Were at Buffalo”
City of publication: Nashua, New Hampshire
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 162
|“Were at Buffalo.” Nashua Daily Telegraph 10 Sept. 1901 v34n162: p. 1.|
|William E. Spalding; Florence Dexter Spalding; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds); William E. Spalding (public statements); McKinley assassination (public response: Buffalo, NY); Pan-American Exposition.|
|William McKinley; Grace E. Smith; Florence Dexter Spalding; William E. Spalding.|
|Click here to view the “description of the terrible deed” referenced below.|
Were at Buffalo
GEN. AND MRS. W. E. SPALDING OF NASHUA
SAW EXCITEMENT OF ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION.
The Exposition Will Continue Despite the Sad Affair.
Gen. William E. Spalding and Mrs. Spalding were
additional Nashuans who were on the exposition grounds at Buffalo at the time
of the attempted assassination of President McKinl[ey]. Gen. Spalding was not
however, in the reception hall in the Temple of Music, as was Miss Grace E.
Smith, whose description of the terrible deed was in yesterday’s edition.
In speaking today of the terrible affair, General Spalding said: “At the time of the shooting I was crossing the grounds from the New England building and had only just before noticed the streams of people who were going into the building. When the news spread about the grounds that the president had been shot, everything stopped, even the music and hubbub on the midway, which is one of the noisest [sic] places on the grounds, was hushed.
“There did not seem to be any great excitement just after the affair had been committed, the people on the grounds seemed to be overawed at the terrible deed rather than excited at the time, although this gradually wore off and excitement took the place.
“Everything on the grounds was stopped for that day, although the next morning all was open and in full swing again. The exposition will continue in spite of what has been said to the contrary. The New England building seems to be as popular as any, more from the fact probably that it is more of a reception building than any other. The other state buildings are filled with exhibits of products, while our building contains rooms for each state in New England. The building is visited daily by large numbers who make their headquarters there.” General and Mrs. Spalding returned from Buffalo yesterday.