Publication information

New York Magazine of Mysteries
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 6
Pagination: [161]

[untitled]. New York Magazine of Mysteries Oct. 1901 v1n6: p. [161].
full text
William McKinley (death: personal response); William McKinley; William McKinley (last words); William McKinley (death: religious response).
Named persons
Matthew D. Mann; William McKinley.
The editorial (below) is accompanied on the same page with a photograph of McKinley.


     A GREAT SOUL has passed to the Angel World.
     And what a Great Soul was William McKinley! Here on the Earth Plane he was an ideal American citizen, an ideal ruler, a Christian Gentleman—a God-loving soul.
     His last utterances clearly show what a pure and lofty soul was this.
     After chanting the words of the beautiful hymn, “NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE,” his last audible conscious words, as taken down by Dr. Mann at the bedside, were:


     This last utterance marked the calm, beautiful way of a Great Soul passing on to its God, and it has thrilled millions of souls with love and reverence for the Great God, as no other utterance could have done.
     He passed on as all God-loving souls leave the body at the transition called “death.” He left us as he had always lived in sublime love for and faith in God. He has taught the true way to go to our Heavenly Home.
     Tongue and pen are impotent to picture the glory of such a passing to the Angel World.
     At the close of his earth-life the tender love of God thrilled this mighty soul, and serenely and majestically it soared out into the heavenly realms to eternal joy and bliss—with the Angels.
     As this Magazine always tells man that he is an eternal soul—the child of an All-Loving Father—we see in Mr. McKinley’s passing on one of the most beautiful pictures of how serenely a God-loving soul leaves its body to join the Angels.
     We know that this Great Soul still lives; we know that out of the physical body, in its heavenly home with other great souls who have gone on before, our blessed President will continue to love and serve mankind. “Death” is not the end—it is a new birth into a higher and brighter world than this—a mere transition to a much higher plane of consciousness, where the soul does not cease its activity in behalf of mortals here on the Earth Plane.
     God and the Angels are ever with us.
     Our beloved President will continue to live in our hearts and souls, and the grave has only robbed us of the body.
     God’s way is always the right way.