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Source: Post Express
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Wild Scenes in Buffalo”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Rochester, New York
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 43
Issue number: 83
Pagination: 1

“Wild Scenes in Buffalo.” Post Express 14 Sept. 1901 v43n83: p. 1.
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William McKinley (death: public response: Buffalo, NY); lawlessness (mob rule: Buffalo, NY); William McKinley (death: false reports); William McKinley (death: news coverage).
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Wild Scenes in Buffalo


Mob of 15,000 Men Only Lacked a Leader to Storm the Jail.

From a Staff Correspondent of The Post Express.

     Buffalo, Sept. 14.—The scene down town [sic] last night was beyond description. At midnight The Post Express correspondent saw 15,000 men frantic with rage, crowded by mounted police into the triangle near St. Paul’s church. They were shouting in a frenzy of rage. “Storm the jail.” A leader was all they needed. Mounted police were like chips on a wave when the crowd surged back and forth.
     This tremendous outburst of people’s wrath was caused by extras put on the streets by nearly every Buffalo evening paper, at midnight, saying the president was dead. The mistake might have been terrible in its results.



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