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Source: American Monthly Review of Reviews
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Apropos of Mr. McKinley’s Death”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: 24
Issue number: 5
Pagination: 532

“Apropos of Mr. McKinley’s Death.” American Monthly Review of Reviews Nov. 1901 v24n5: p. 532.
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McKinley memorialization; McKinley National Memorial Association; William McKinley National Memorial Arch Association; Ida McKinley; Leon Czolgosz (trial).
Named persons
William R. Day; Lyman J. Gage; Myron T. Herrick; Henry B. F. Macfarland; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Truman C. White.


Apropos of Mr. McKinley’s Death

The desire to honor the memory of the late President McKinley has taken form in the organization of a national monument association, of which Judge William R. Day, of Canton, Ohio, is chairman, and Col. Myron T. Herrick, of Cleveland, treasurer. It is proposed to erect a worthy monument of some kind at Canton. Another project is that of the erection of the proposed bridge across the Potomac River at Washington as a memorial to Mr. McKinley, with an arch at one end designed especially in commemoration of the late President. The citizens of Washington have taken active measures to advance this project, and Mr. Henry B. F. Macfarland, chief commissioner of the District, is chairman of the association, and the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Gage, is treasurer. There is said to be entire harmony between the Canton and the Washington associations, and it is desired to make both projects completely successful at a very early day. The reports regarding Mrs. McKinley’s health are favorable. While the late President did not leave a large fortune, it appears that the amount was ample for the maintenance of Mrs. McKinley, whose welfare must naturally be a matter of general solicitude. The trial of the President’s assassin was very brief. The evidence as to the act itself was, of course, conclusive, and the examination of the accused man by medical specialists showed that there was no ground for urging insanity as a defence. The man himself maintained a stolid silence throughout the proceedings. The trial began before Justice Truman C. White, at Buffalo, on September 23, and the verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree was returned the next day, followed by sentence of death, to take effect in the electrical chair at the Auburn State Prison in the week beginning October 28. Every form required by law to assure a fair trial was scrupulously observed.



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