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Source: Sun
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Held Up ‘Big Jim’ Parker”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 69
Issue number: 16
Pagination: [11]

“Held Up ‘Big Jim’ Parker.” Sun [New York] 16 Sept. 1901 v69n16: p. [11].
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James B. Parker.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; James B. Parker; Henry Rooney.


Held Up “Big Jim” Parker


Negro Who Jumped on Czolgosz Arrested by Mistake a Month Ago.

     MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 15.—“Big Jim” Parker, who jumped on Czolgosz when the assassin fired the shots which killed McKinley, was in the city a month ago and had an experience with the police. The police had received a report that a negro had come to town who was acting suspiciously. Detective Rooney was assigned to the case and found Parker in the station of the Milwaukee road [sic] and questioned him. When Parker heard who his visitor was he laughed:
     “Me?” he said[.] “Why, I’se ‘Big Jim’ Parker. Everybody knows me. I am all right.”
     As evidence that he was all right Rooney was told to examine his [b]aggage, and when he did so decided that Jim was no thief and apologized for his intrusion. Parker then went to St. Paul.



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