Source: Spirit of the Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Conditions Favorable”
City of publication: Batavia, New York
Date of publication: 9 September 1901
Volume number: 83
Issue number: 106
|“Conditions Favorable.” Spirit of the Times 9 Sept. 1901 v83n106: p. 1.|
|Charles H. Dolbeer; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses); Florence M. Dolbeer; McKinley assassination; Teresa Casey Calteaux; Mary Casey; Margaret Casey; William H. Coon; Robert A. Maxwell; McKinley assassination (persons present on exposition grounds).|
|Teresa Casey Calteaux; Margaret Casey; Mary Casey; William H. Coon; Leon Czolgosz; Charles H. Dolbeer; Florence M. Dolbeer; Robert A. Maxwell.|
Conditions Favorable [excerpt]
A number of Batavians were in the Temple at the
time of the tragedy. Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Dolbeer were among the first to
be admitted and they passed down the line and shook hands with the President,
who greeted them pleasantly. They passed on and had gone about twenty feet when
Mr. Dolbeer turned and looked across to where the President stood shaking hands
with someone. [H]e turned to go on and the next instant heard two s[h]ots in
rapid succession. They looked [b]ack and saw the men throw the assassin to the
floor and hold him there. There was no outcry or disturbance. The people seemed
stunned, although it was surmised that the attack had been on the President,
it was not known at once that it was so. Mr. and Mrs. Dolbeer pa[ss]ed on out
and w[e]re about the last to leave the building before the doors were closed.
Mrs. N. B. Calteaux and Miss Mary Casey of Batavia and Miss Margaret Casey of St. Louis were in the line in the order [n]amed, Mrs. Calteaux being the fifth behind Czolgosz. They heard the shots, saw the President fall into the arms of those near him and saw the murderer thrown down and afterwards taken away.
William H. Coon who wa[s] [i]n the line farther [b]ack heard the shots and saw the assassin [s]eized.
Hon. R. A. Maxwell was at the door sending in his card when he heard the shots.