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Harper’s Weekly
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Commercial Effect”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 21 September 1901
Volume number: 45
Issue number: 2335
Pagination: 960

“The Commercial Effect.” Harper’s Weekly 21 Sept. 1901 v45n2335: p. 960.
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William McKinley (death: impact on economy).
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William McKinley.

The Commercial Effect

THE effect of the death of President McKinley upon the commerce of the country will not justify the apprehensions expressed by those who are either pessimistic by nature, or are unfamiliar with conditions. It is reassuring to note that the views of men of large business interests in all parts of the United States are in almost unanimous accord that the unexampled prosperity of the country will not sustain any serious set-back because of the Buffalo tragedy. The same sentiment prevails in all sections of the United States. Our most eminent and astute commercial minds have been interviewed by the newspapers of their respective localities, and there is no real division of sentiment in the matter. It is only here and there that some ill-informed calamity-seeker rises up to express his forebodings of evil. There is no cause for agitation upon this score, lamentable as is the affliction that has come upon the nation, for the simple reason that the general conditions of trade and industry are sound and wholesome, that the business of the country is finding its outlet through purely normal channels, and that the question of its health and permanence therefore rises beyond the reach of such woful [sic] accidents as have befallen.