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Source: Truth Seeker
Source type: magazine
Document type: column
Document title: “Note and Comment”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 37
Pagination: 577

“Note and Comment.” Truth Seeker 14 Sept. 1901 v28n37: p. 577.
presidential assassinations (comparison); McKinley assassination (religious response: criticism); Carrie Nation; McKinley assassination (personal response: prohibitionists, temperance advocates, etc.); John Bunyan Lemon; McKinley assassination (religious interpretation).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; James A. Garfield; John Bunyan Lemon; William McKinley; Carrie Nation.
The following excerpt comprises three nonconsecutive portions of the column. Omission of text within the excerpt is denoted with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).


Note and Comment [excerpt]

     The religious people who prayed Garfield into Kingdom Come are now uniting in prayer on behalf of McKinley. Their endeavors should be thwarted, if possible.


     Mrs. Carrie Nation of Kansas, lecturing at Coney Island, told her hearers that as a friend of the brewers President McKinley did not arouse her sympathy. Mrs. Nation smashed a cigar stand on one of her expeditions about the Island, and was arrested and bailed.


     The Rev. J. Bunyan Lemon, pastor of the First Baptist church at Manchester, N. H., in his sermon last Sunday, asserted that in the attempted assassination of President McKinley he saw the hand of God because the President had an opportunity to suppress the liquor traffic in the Philippines, but failed to do his duty. Mr. Lemon said God had not only manifested his displeasure in this way, but was teaching an impressive lesson to the American people. There are few who will not as readily believe that Czolgosz was a chosen instrument of God as that the Rev. Lemon is his mouthpiece.



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