Source: Wichita Daily Eagle
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Quarreled with Czolgosz”
City of publication: Wichita, Kansas
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 100
|“Quarreled with Czolgosz.” Wichita Daily Eagle 12 Sept. 1901 v35n100: p. 1.|
|John Andrews; Leon Czolgosz (activities, whereabouts, etc.: Buffalo, NY).|
|John Andrews; Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.|
Quarreled with Czolgosz
Cleveland Man Tells of Assassin’s Abusing President in Restaurant.
Cleveland, Sept. 11.—If he had pursued his quarrel
a little further John Andrews, one of the judges of election, thinks he might
have prevent the attempt to kill the president. He said, at the office of the
board of elections Saturda[y], he was in a restaurant on the Pan-American exposition
grounds, when a man whom he recognizes in Czolgosz began abusing President McKinley.
At the height of the argument, in which a number of those in the restaurant joinned [sic], the stranger said: “The president ought to be shot!” Someone told the stranger to “Shut up that talk,” and there was an incipient fight in a moment but no one was hurt and the quarrel did not become very violent. Mr. Andrews is sure that the man with whom he quarreled in the restaurant is the man who shot the president.