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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 baggage, 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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