Source: Portage Daily Democrat
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Root Spoils Coroner’s Plan”
City of publication: Portage, Wisconsin
Date of publication: 18 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: none
|“Root Spoils Coroner’s Plan.” Portage Daily Democrat 18 Sept. 1901: p. 1.|
|Elihu Root; James T. Wilson; William McKinley (coroner’s inquest); William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley (death: false reports).|
|Elihu Root; James T. Wilson [middle initial wrong below].|
Root Spoils Coroner’s Plan
Buffalo Official Had Selected a Jury of His Friends.
Buffalo, Sept. 18.—Secretary Root nipped in the
bud what is said to have been a scheme of some of the Buffalo politicians to
have their names connected with the obsequies of the president. He had word
sent to Coroner James C. Wilson that there would be no need of a jury to view
It was Wilson who announced last night that the president was dead two hours before the end came, and on the strength of it forced his way into the Milburn house.
Saturday Wilson started out to impanel a jury and selected a panel of eleven of his friends. He subpoenaed them to appear at the office of the district attorney in the city hall. He planned to have them view the body at once, take their oath and then determine the exact manner in which the president came to his death, but the district attorney at Root’s request stopped the movement.