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Source: Rome Daily Sentinel
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Believe Czolgosz Had Confederates”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Rome, New York
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 20
Issue number: none
Pagination: 5

“Believe Czolgosz Had Confederates.” Rome Daily Sentinel 19 Sept. 1901 v20: p. 5.
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James B. Mercer; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses); McKinley assassination (eyewitness accounts: James B. Mercer); McKinley assassination (conspiracy theories).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; James B. Mercer.


Believe Czolgosz Had Confederates

     KANSAS CITY, Sept. 19.—James [B.] Mercer of Elmira, N. Y., a traveling salesman who arriv[e]d here yesterday from the East, prof[e]sses to believe that there were three and possibly four men in Czolgosz’ party in line at the Buffalo exposition on the day of the shooting of President McKinley. Mr. M[e]rcer, wh[o] said he stood a few feet away from the pr[e]sid[e]nt at the time, declares “thre[e] or four men were pushing forward much more [a]nxiously and eagerly than the others. Those in front were elbowing their way, shoving others to one side. I remember one of them distinctly. H[e] was a man of ordinary appearance and fuzzy whiskers. H[e] was elbowing himself forward and just after him walke[d] Czolgo[s]z. If I should see him [a]gain as I saw him I should know him in a second.”



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