Publication information

Popular Science Monthly
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 59
Issue number: none
Pagination: 604

[untitled]. Popular Science Monthly Oct. 1901 v59: p. 604.
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William McKinley (mourning); William McKinley (death: personal response).
Named persons
Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley; George Washington.


     Science also mourns the death of the President of the Nation. We have lost a good man, representing the sterling qualities of the people. We honor a man who became great when brought face to face with circumstance. McKinley stands with Washington and with Lincoln. He who founded the Nation, he who preserved it, and he who gave it leadership, rank apart from those who lacked opportunity. The diseased brain of an assassin can not alter the course of history. When our leader falls, another is ready to take his place. But we do not forget him over whose body we advance. He is not ill-starred in his death who is honored and loved and mourned by a Nation.