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Source: Engineering Review
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: September 1901
Volume number: 11
Issue number: none
Pagination: 17

 
Citation
[untitled]. Engineering Review Sept. 1901 v11: p. 17.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
McKinley assassination (personal response); the press (criticism).
 
Named persons
William McKinley.
 
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[untitled]

IT is possibly outside the scope of a trade paper to touch upon national matters, save as they directly affect business, and it is already proven that the death of President McKinley is to cause no financial or commercial disturbance. It is hardly improper, however, to pay the scant tribute of a paragraph to the memory of a man distinguished by devotion to his duty as he saw it, and exceptional ability in promoting the good of the causes with which he allied himself. His wanton murder brought forth an exhibition of mourning without parallel in history, when the wheels of commerce and the pleasures of a summer holiday season were alike stopped as he was borne to the grave.
     Newspaper men are perhaps especially concerned, in that the opinion is quite widespread that certain journals having regard for notoriety and profit to the exclusion of what most of us consider decency, have so attacked every person of prominence, and particularly the late President, as not unnaturally to create in the minds of unthinking, or wrongly thinking people, the belief that he stood between them and a prosperity to which they believed they were entitled. The worst of this class of journals now affect, at least, to deplore the consequences of their past course, and while it might be uncharitable to wish that they should be put out of existence by the popular feeling against them, it may be hoped that they will be brought to see the harm that comes not only to the people they talk of, but to their readers, and ultimately to themselves by so wide a variation from a line of principle that would aid in the maintenance of an orderly state of society.

 

 


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