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Source: New York Observer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Editorial Notes”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 10 October 1901
Volume number: 79
Issue number: 41
Pagination: 464

 
Citation
“Editorial Notes.” New York Observer 10 Oct. 1901 v79n41: p. 464.
 
Transcription
excerpt
 
Keywords
McKinley assassination (personal response: prohibitionists, temperance advocates, etc.).
 
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.
 
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Editorial Notes [excerpt]

     The atrocious murder of President McKinley may not be directly traceable to strong drink, but it is probable that drink had something to do with the crime in its remoter origin. At any rate the saloon is the natural friend of disorder and lawlessness. The assassin Czolgosz at one time, it is said, owned and ran a saloon in Cleveland, and went from a “saloon-hotel” in Buffalo to commit his crime. In Chicago, of twelve characters arrested because suspected of anarchical sympathies, nine were found in saloons. It is to the saloon that the policemen go when in search of almost all suspects. It is gross folly to permit the saloon, that persistent enslaver, to continue to exist on “free” American soil.

 

 


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