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Source: Scottish Medical and Surgical Journal
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Assassination of President M’Kinley”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 4
Pagination: 349

“The Assassination of President M’Kinley.” Scottish Medical and Surgical Journal Oct. 1901 v9n4: p. 349.
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McKinley assassination (international response).
Named persons
William McKinley.


The Assassination of President M’Kinley

LANGUAGE fails to adequately express the feeling of detestation with which the Anglo-Saxon peoples received the news of President M’Kinley’s assassination. The Head of a Great Free People, whose land affords an asylum even to ruffians hounded out of Europe, struck down when engaged in extending the right hand of fellowship and social greeting to all who chose to come, is an outrage upon every sentiment which surrounds public and private life as well as an incalculable injury to a great nation. This detestation has found expression in messages of what we call sympathy. By whatever name it may be called we can assure our brethren in America that we experience and share all the deep feelings which the dastardly crime has aroused in them. We belong to those who hold that anything which deeply touches either section of the Anglo-Saxon people reverberates in the other, and there is no doubt that the news of the foul deed was felt in this country as a family outrage would be felt. It was a gross insult to all the Anglo-Saxon love of Liberty, Social Order, and Justice, and deliberately committed against the head of the house. It was a racial outrage, and whenever that is the case the Atlantic is no dividing line. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to the widowed lady who mourns the loss of a devoted husband, and to colleagues who found in Mr M’Kinley a high-minded leader and a Christian gentleman.



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