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Source: Niagara Falls Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Falls Man Headed Mob”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Niagara Falls, New York
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 149
Pagination: 5

“Falls Man Headed Mob.” Niagara Falls Gazette 7 Sept. 1901 v9n149: p. 5.
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McKinley assassination (public response: Niagara Falls, NY); McKinley assassination (public response: Buffalo, NY); lawlessness (mob rule: Buffalo, NY); McKinley assassination (personal response); Buffalo, NY (police department).
Named persons
William McKinley.


Falls Man Headed Mob


Police Handled Local Man, Who Tried to Stir Up Trouble in Bnffalo [sic],
in a Rough Manner.

     Hundreds of Niagara Falls people went to Buffalo last night, impelled by curiosity and a desire to be at the death if anything transpired [?] the way of a lynching of the man who shot President McKinley[.]
     They were mostly young men who went to the city and they but needed little encouragement to ass[i]st in mobbing the jail and taking therefrom the prisoner to inflict upon him summary punishment.
     One young man in a Niagara Falls party was particularly excited and once or twice placed himself at the head of a mob and tri[e]d to lead the frenzied people on. For his zeal he was roughly handled by the police and on three d[i]fferent times he was arrested. His friends, some of whom were known to the officials at headpuarters [sic] interceded in his behalf and he was let go.
     On one occasion a mounted policeman tried to force the young man back into the crowd with his horse and he immediately grabbed the br[i]dle and gave the officer a tussle. The officer brought his club down with tremendous force on the hand that held the bridle and his hold was broken. The blow took off a big piece o[f] flesh and the young man fell to the ground. He was not daunted however and was soon again in the midst of a mob of howling people.
     It was that way all over Buffalo la[s]t night. The police had their hands full suppressing riots.



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