Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “He Abused the President”
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 17
|“He Abused the President.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 7 Sept. 1901 v54n17: p. 3.|
|William McKinley (detractors); McKinley assassination (personal response).|
|William McKinley; Frank Price.|
He Abused the President
Drunken Man Fiercely Pounded by Indignant Hearers.
NEW YORK, Sept. 7.—Detective Frank
Price of the central office had all he could do on a Fourth avenue electric
car at Fortieth street last night to protect a half drunken man who denounced
President McKinley. The man, speaking in a loud voice, said many harsh things
of the wounded President. Several men standing on the rear of the car asked
the man to not only stop cursing, but to stop denouncing the President.
“I have done as much good for this country as McKinley has,” the man declared. “If I were shot there wouldn’t be any hue and cry.”
“Well, you have done all the good you are going to do,” one of his hearers said, and struck the man full in the face.
Before the man could strike back, as he started to do, half a dozen men had pounced upon him. He was pulled down and was being kicked and beaten when Detective Price, who was on the front of the car, came to his assistance. The car was stopped, and Price, aided by the motorman, fought the men back. The man finally succeeded in making his escape.