Source: Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “One Man Pleased”
City of publication: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 116
Issue number: 36
|“One Man Pleased.” Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette 7 Sept. 1901 v116n36: p. 4.|
|Charles Richardson; McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley assassination (sympathizers); S. A. Seipel.|
|William McKinley; Charles Richardson; S. A. Seipel [misspelled below].|
One Man Pleased
Said He Was Glad McKinley Was Shot and Received a Severe Choking.
MARIETTA, O., Sept. 6.—(Special.)—When
the news of the shooting of President McKinley was received here Charles Richardson,
ex mayor of Marietta, and a leading Democratic politician, remarked with an
oath: “I am glad he has been shot. He ought to have been killed long ago.”
Serine Seiple, who was a candidate for the office of county commissioner, asked Richardson if he meant it, and the latter reiterated his statements. Seiple grabbed him by the throat and choked him until his tongue hung out. Richardson in the meantime beat Seiple in the face with his fists.
The men were separated or Seiple would have killed Richardson. The latter’s words caused great excitement and he is severely condemned on every hand.