Source: Norfolk Landmark
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Made Him ‘Shut Up’”
City of publication: Norfolk, Virginia
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 53
Issue number: 12
|“Made Him ‘Shut Up.’” Norfolk Landmark 10 Sept. 1901 v53n12: p. 1.|
|McKinley assassination (personal response); lawlessness (mob rule: Norfolk, VA).|
Made Him “Shut Up”
Chicago Man Was Told He Might Be Lynched.
A man in the Lobby of Murphy’s Hotel yesterday,
who stated that he was from Chicago, was discussing with some Richmond gentlemen
the assault upon President McKinley. He said that he could not very much blame
the man who shot the President.
“You had better not give expression to such sentiments here, for you might be lynched,” remarked a Richmond official.
“What’s that you say?” asked the Chicagoan.
“It’s a fact,” relied the Richmond man, “your life would be in danger.”
The Chicagoan quickly got out of the city.