Source: Seen and Heard
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “A Few Words About an Ex-Mayor”
Date of publication: 9 October 1901
Volume number: 1
Issue number: 40
Pagination: 26-36 (excerpt below includes only page 26)
|“A Few Words About an Ex-Mayor.” Seen and Heard 9 Oct. 1901 v1n40: pp. 26-36.|
|Grover Cleveland; McKinley assassination (personal response).|
|Grover Cleveland; Leon Czolgosz.|
The editorial (excerpted below) appears as given in the original source, without paragraph indents and without a space break between the paragraphs.
Louis N. Megargee, the magazine’s publisher, is likely the author of this editorial. Each magazine issue is comprised solely of a few editorials followed by a facsimile of Megargee’s signature.
A Few Words About an Ex-Mayor [excerpt]
High public office is generally a thankless task.
If its incumbent makes one mis-step he thereafter, in the minds of many men, lives in the shadow sometimes of wrong and always of disapproval. The good he has done is absolutely forgotten; the evil, if evil it be, hangs over him like a pall, unless some great event concerning him arouses the honest impulse of the real people who are not politicians and care little for them. Grover Cleveland would be a greater man to-day than he ever will be if he had met Czolgosz instead of the universally beloved man—beloved regardless of politics—whose career was prematurely ended by a maggot.