Service Detective Gallaher
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L. Gallaher, secret service detective, was called to the stand at
11.10 o'clock He told Mr. Penney his business and testified that
he was standing eight or ten feet from President McKinley when he
was shot. He added:
"I was there to keep the people
moving. The reception, had been going on only a few moments when
two shots were fired. "I looked and saw the defendant standing
directly in front of the President with something white and smoking
in his hand. I sprang forward, and heard Foster's voice say: 'Get
the gun, Al.; get the gun.'
"In the defendant's hand was
the gun and a handkerchief about it. He was lying on the floor."
"Did you get the revolver?"
"I did, but someone knocked it
out of my hand."
"Did you get the handkerchief?"
"Have you that handkerchief now
Then came one of those intense moments
when the nerve of every soul in the court-room was strained.
Mr. Gallaher reached in his coat pocket
and withdrew the handkerchief which was over the revolver which
was used on the President. It was passed to the attorneys for the
defense, who in handing it from one to another, passed it before
the face of Czolgosz. The latter bent his head.
"I felt someone's arm around
my neck," resumed Mr. Gallaher, "but broke away soon,
and conferred with Mr. Cortelyou, who told me to get the gun. I
found it in the possession of a corporal."
"This handkerchief," said
District Attorney Penney, "has been in your possession ever
since the shooting?"
Judge Lewis at this juncture began
the handkerchief look like a lady's handkerchief?" asked he.
"It does not. It looks like a
small handkerchief for a gentleman."
The witness was excused.