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VOL. XXI. NO. 142 BUTTE. MONTANA. FRIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 6. 1901. PRICE FIVE CENTS M SHOT AN ATTEMPT MADE TO LYNCH THE ASSASSIN WM. M'KINLEY SHOT PRESIDENT MORTALLY WOUND ED AT BUFfIlO EXPOSITION. HENRY NIEMAN THE ASSASSIN Fires Two Bullets Into ehe Body of the Nation's Executive While Shaking His Band. (By Associated Press.)' Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 0.—William McKinley, president of the United States, was shot twice at the Buffalo exposition grounds, temple of music, this afternoon, and is now in the hos pital. The shooting was done by a stranger. Both bullets took effect in the stomach. The president was taken immediately to the hospital on the exposition grounds, where he is now being cared for. The president was Shot by a well dress ed stranger, with whom he was shaking hands. President McKinley and party arrived at the Pan-American grounds from Niagara Falls at 3:30. The presi dent and Mrs. McKinley went to the Mis soni building, and the president was on his way to the Temple of Music when shot. At 3 o'clock the president was con bcioijs and resting easily in the service building. The prisoner was taken to the Thir teenth district police station. As the man approached the president he. had the revolver covered with a handkerchief, and as he reached out his hand to shake the president's hand lie fired. The name of the man who fired the shots at the president Is Fred Nieman and It is said he comes from Detroit. He has resided on Broadway, in Buffalo, for a week. Nieman admits that he Is an anarchist and that he Is a resident of Detroit. He says he is of Polish nationality. Four physicians, Drs. Mynter, Mann, Van Peyrura of this city, and Dr. Lee of St. Louis, are with the president. Mrs. McKinley has not yet heard of the shooting of her husband. At 5:45 the president was resting easy, An attempt was made to lynch the prisoner, but the police succeeded In getting him out of the grounds and locked up. There is great excitement here. The etreets in front of the different news paper offices are crowded with anxious people. Not Known in Detroit. (By Associated Press.) Detroit, Mich., Sept. 6.—There Is no person named Fred Nelman In the local directory. There are two men named Frederick Nieman, not Nieman, as the name comes from Buffalo, in the directory. One is a laborer, the other a gardener. Reporters have started for the home of each. LATER—The last dispatches sent Inter Mountain state that Presi lt Wiliam McKinley is dying. DATES OF PRESIDENT'S LIFE. Born January 29, 1843. Educated at Poland Academy, Ohio, tnd Allegheny college. Enlisted in 23d Ohio Volunteer* iune 11, 1861. Made commissary sergeant April 19, lo62. Appointed second lieutenant Sept. 13, 1882. Appointed first lieutenant February r, 1863. Made captain July 25, 1864. Served on staffs of Generals Hayes, Jrook and Hancock. Brevetted major for signal gallan ;ry, in battis, March 13, 1865. Mustered out of U. b. service July 16, 1865. Studied law Mahoning county, Ohio, 1855-1867. Admitted to bar at Canton, Ohio, 1807. Prosecuting attorney, Canton, 1889, Etected to congress 1878. In congress 1878-1891. Read McKinley tariff bill in con gress, 1890. Governor Ohio 1891-95. Nominated tor president June 18, 1896 . Elected president 1896. Re-elected president 1900. Shot by an assassin Sept. 6, 1901. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. WILLIAM M'KINLEY, President, was born at Niles, Trumbull, County. Ohio, January 29, 1843; was educated In the public schools, Poland Academy, and Allegheny College; before attaining his majority he taught in the public schools; enlisted as a private In the Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry June 11, 1M1; promoted to commissary-sergeant April 15, I8S2, to second lieutenant September 23, 1862, to first lieutenant February 7, 1863 to captain July 25, 1864; served suc cessively on the staffs of Gens. R. B. Hayes, George Crook, and Winfield S. Han cock, and was brevetted major In the United States Volunteers by President Lin coln for gallantry in battle March 13, 1865; detailed as acting assistant adjutant general of the First Division, First Army Corps, on the staff of Gen. 8. S. Car roll; mustered out of the service July 26, 1865; returning to civil life, he studied law in Mahoning Oounty; took a course at the Albany (N. Y.) Law School, and in 1867 was admitted to the bar and settled at Canton-, Ohio, which bee since been his home; In 1869 he was elected prosecuting attorney of Stark County, and served a term In that office; In 1878 was elected a member of the National House of Representatives, and for fourteen years represented the Con gressional district of which his county was a part; as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee he reported the tariff law of 1890, but In November fol lowing was defeated for Congress tat a gerrymandered district, although reduc ing the usual adverse majority from 3,000 to 300; in 1891 was elected governor Ohio by a plurality of n.511. and in 1893 was re-elected by a plurality of 30.901; In 1884 was a delegate at large to the republican national convention and sup ported James G. Blaine for president; was a member of the co mmit te e on reso lutions and read the platform to the convention; In 1888 was also a delegate at large from Ohio, supporting John Sherman, and ns chairman of the commit tee on resolutions again reported the ^platform; In 1892 was again a delegate at large from Ohio, and supported the re nomlnatfon of Benjamin Harrison and nerved as chairman of the convention. At that convention 182 votes were cast for him for president, although he had persistently refused to have his name considered. On June 18, 1896, he was nom inated for president at St. Louis, re ceiving Ml out of a total of 905 votes. He was elected president at the ensu ing November election by a popular plurality of 600,000 votes, and received til electoral votes as against 176 for William J Bryan, of Nebraska. He was again elected president In No vember, 1900. RooEevolt Is Informed. (By Associated PreBS.) Now York, Sept. 6.—Vice President Roooevelt is due to arrive in Burlington at 7 o'clock. The news of the shooting of the president was communicated to blm by téléphona McKinley shot down by a crank assassin! One of the greatest of our presidents, the wisest of our states men. the best, bravest, kindliest of men. The awful crime will shock the nation to its very foundations. The assassin has doubtless been crazed by the harangues of dema gogues and by the foulest of political aspersions till he was wrought up to this terrible act. It is a repetition of the crime of which the beloved Garfield was the victim. McKinley was the noblest of men. His killing is one of the greatest horrors of the century. Some disappointed ofilceseeker may be the perpetrator of the deed, or representative of some oath-bound foreign order. At this writing thé motive of the guilty wretch can only bo surmised. The Immortal Lincoln was shot in Ford's theater April 14 1865. The soldier president, Garfield, met death at the hands of an as sassin at the Baltimore & Potomac depot, Washington, July 2. 18S1. Now McKinley's great career. In the very blossom of its usefulness and popularity Is ended by the murderer's bullet. McKinley was born in 1843. A nation mourns in a speechless, helpless, hopeless horror. But the government at Washington still lives! ~ ......-............. ' * BITTERNESS SHOWN METHODIST CONFERENCE DELE GATES TALK OF BOER WAR. CHEERS FOR MR. M'KINLEY Remarks of the President at the Ex position in Buffalo Recalled With Hearty Applause. (By Associated Press.) London, Sept. 6.—A stormy session of the ecumenical Methodist conference resulted today from the reading by Rev. C. W. Smith of Pittsburg, Pa., of a paper on ''The Influences of Methodism In the Promotion of International Peace." The 5-mlnute rule was adopted and the pastors made tiery speeches for and against the war In South Africa. The campaign came In for a lot of criticism and finally the chairman ruled reference to it out of order. Manjr Americans took part in the dis cussions, but none of the more promin ent bishops spoke. The speeches were punctuated by fre quent, noisy interruptions and counter cheers. The discussion terminated with out any conclusion being reached. Rev. J. King of Philadelphia said the beat gplutlon of the question was in President McKinley's sentences utter ed at Buffalo, as follows: "The period of exclusiveness is past. The expansion of our trade and com merce is the pressing problem. Com mercial wars are unprofitable. A policy of good will and friendly trade rela tions will prevent reprisals. Reciprocity treaties are in harmony with the spirit of the time; measures of retaliation ara not." The reading of President McKinley's remarks brought forth loud applause. Robert W. Parks, a meml/.t of par liament, a prominent contractor and vice president of the Liberal Imperial council deprecated the uselessness of clerical manifestos. He believed that some wars were nec essary, but the growing tendency to ward unnecessary strife was due great ly to the influence of corrupt, unlicensed journalism. PROTECTING STOC K MARKET Financial Interests Called Together Immediately Upon Receipt of Assassination ^sews. (By Associated Press.) New York, Sept. 6.—Immediately upon the receipt of the news of the shooting of the president steps were taken to call a meeting of all great financial Interests to devise measures t'o protect the stock market. When J. Piermont Morgan was in formed of the shooting of President Mc Kinley he stood as one thunderstruck. For a few moments there was utter si lence, and then Mr. Morgan turned to Mr. Satterlee, his son-in-law, and com municated the news to him. At the time Mr. Morgan was told of the shooting he had his hat and cane, ready to go home. He at once went into conference with his partners and remained inaccessible. Senator Hanna Is Shocked. (By Associated Press.) Cleveland, O.. Sept. 6.—"My God, It can't be possible," cried Senator Hanna, this afternoon, when the press dispatch was read to him saying that President McKinley had been shot. 'It is (errible, and I am too shocked to express my feelings," he added.