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Source: Indian’s Friend
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 14
Issue number: 2
Pagination: 6-7

[untitled]. Indian’s Friend Oct. 1901 v14n2: pp. 6-7.
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McKinley assassination (public response); Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency: public response); McKinley assassination (religious response); Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency: religious interpretation); Theodore Roosevelt (personal character); Theodore Roosevelt.
Named persons
William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.



     IT was as emphatic as unconscious a testimony to the ability, and devotion to true statesmanship of our new executive that in the darkness of the second week of September so great numbers of men and women everywhere said “If the president’s life is to be sacrificed we must thank God for the man whom He has chosen to take his place.”
     Nor has the tone of the public press evidenced less trust in Mr. Roosevelt [6][7] since then. From every section of our land expressions voice the grateful sense of a special providence in the selection of President McKinley’s successor. A restful sense of the high moral qualities, the scholarly attainments, the courage, manliness, singleness of heart and purpose acknowledged to be marked characteristics of the new leader of the nation, has everywhere checked fear and assuaged sorrow in the calamity which befell the entire people of the United States.
     As regards the cause served by our own association, President Roosevelt’s knowledge of, his well-known just sympathy with our native red men, and his devotion to “justice for all” leave little room to fear that he will be indifferent to or neglectful of their rights, along with those of all other races under his care. And perhaps no one knows better than he the political entanglements, disabilities and hindrances in the way of best Indian progress, or better knows how these faulty conditions can be rectified.



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