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Niagara Falls Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Mobs May Set Fire to Jail”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Niagara Falls, New York
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 155
Pagination: 1

“Mobs May Set Fire to Jail.” Niagara Falls Gazette 14 Sept. 1901 v9n155: p. 1.
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William McKinley (death: public response: Buffalo, NY); lawlessness (mob rule: Buffalo, NY); Leon Czolgosz (incarceration: Buffalo, NY); Buffalo, NY (police department).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz.

Mobs May Set Fire to Jail

     8:35 P. M.—(Bulletin.)—There is great excitement at police headquarters in Buffalo. The infuriated people are threatening to burn the jail in which Czolgosz is confined and the police are fearful of an attack.
     Three hundred and fifty extra policemen are on duty and the force of mounted men has been doubled.
     The jail has been roped off for blocks around and the ranks of the police has been greatly strengthened. Czolgosz is in a cell in the basement of the jail trembling with fear. Every police officer in Buffalo is on duty and the authorities are ready to swear in extra men at a moments [sic] notice.