Publication information

Western New-Yorker
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Warsaw, New York
Date of publication: 12 September 1901
Volume number: 61
Issue number: 37
Pagination: [4]

[untitled]. Western New-Yorker 12 Sept. 1901 v61n37: p. [4].
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presidential assassination (legal penalties).
Named persons
William McKinley.


     If President McKinley recovers, the maximum penalty that can be imposed upon the assassin is ten years in the penitentiary. Attacks upon the president and vice-president ought to be provided with special penalties for the sake of the nation as a matter of public policy. Something more than the sacredness of human life is at stake in such cases. The office has a vitality of its own which demands consideration.