Publication information

The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “Chapter XVI”
Author(s): Nation, Carry A.
Edition: Revised edition
Publisher: F. M. Steves and Sons
Place of publication: Topeka, Kansas
Year of publication: 1909
Pagination: 233-45 (excerpt below includes only page 238)

Nation, Carry A. “Chapter XVI.” The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation. Rev. ed. Topeka: F. M. Steves and Sons, 1909: pp. 233-45.
excerpt of chapter
Carrie Nation (public statements); Carrie Nation; McKinley presidency (criticism); McKinley assassination (personal response: prohibitionists, temperance advocates, etc.); liquor and liquor traffic.
Named persons
William McKinley.
The copyright date for the book is given as 1908.

Chapter XVI

     When I was at Coney Island, I was asked, what I thought of William McKinley’s administration? I said: “I was glad when McKinley was elected for I had heard that he was opposed to the liquor traffic. I did not know then that he rented his wife’s property in Canton, Ohio for saloon purposes, and after his election he had been a constant disappointment to me; that he was the Brewers’ president and did their bidding; that we as W. C. T. U. workers, sent petitions, thousands of them to Mr. McKinley to have him refuse to let the canteen run. That we were willing to give our boys to fight the battles of this nation, to die in a foreign land, but we were not willing that a murderer should follow them from their home shores to kill their bodies and souls.” This was said at the time that he was thought to be convalescent from his death-wound. I said: “I had no tears for McKinley, neither have I any for his assassin. That no one’s life was safe with such a murderer at large.” This roused hisses; some left the hall and there was a murmer [sic] of confusion. One man threw a wad of paper at me, but I said: “My loyality [sic] to the homes of America demand that I denounce such a president and his crowd.”