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Source: Times-Republican
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “How the News Was Received in Canisteo”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Canisteo, New York
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 26
Issue number: 37
Pagination: 1

 
Citation
“How the News Was Received in Canisteo.” Times-Republican [Canisteo] 11 Sept. 1901 v26n37: p. 1.
 
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Keywords
McKinley assassination; William McKinley (death: false reports); McKinley assassination (public response: Canisteo, NY); Cora Burrell; McKinley assassination (eyewitnesses).
 
Named persons
Cora Burrell; Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.
 
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How the News Was Received in Canisteo

 

Sympathy for the President Was Mingled with Vengeance for Czolgosz.

     The first news of the attempted assassination of President McKinley in the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo at 4 o’clock last Friday afternoon by the Polish anarchist Czolgosz, reached Canisteo over the Western Union wires shortly before five o’clock. The news spread like wild fire [sic] and by six o’clock, when the whistles blew in the factories practically the entire population of this place had received intelligence of the tragedy.
     The first report received was that President McKinley had been shot twice and was dead; and it was after six o’clock when news came that the President was still living. The streets were quickly thronged with people desirous of receiving some later and more definite information concerning the President’s condition. The universal sorrow expressed on all sides at the great calamity was mingled freely with bitter threats at the would-be assassin. The bitter hatred and desire for vengeance against the anarchistic creature who attempted to take President McKinley’s life has increased daily since the shooting and if public feeling in Canisteo was used as a criterion anarchy and its disciples would be promptly and permanently exterminated root and branch from this country.
     Reports from the President’s bedside are eagerly awaited and there is great hope that the worst is over and that the President will recover.
     Canisteo was well represented at the Pan-American last Thursday and Friday. Among those from this place who were in the Temple of Music at the time and witnessed the shooting was Mrs. Wm[.] Burrell.

 

 


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