Returning Anniversary of Great American Sorrow
Five Years Ago Today President McKinley Was Mortally
by Fanatic in Buffalo, N. Y.
Canton, Ohio, Sept. 6.—Five years
ago today, in the late afternoon of September 6, 1901, President
McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by Leon Csolgosz, an ignorant
fanatic of anarchistic tendencies, while attending a public reception
at the Temple of Music, on the grounds of the Pan-American exposition
in Buffalo. President McKinley died of his wound on September 14,
at the residence of Mr. John G. Milburn, president of the exhibition,
whose guest he was during his visit to the fair. The scenes at the
time of the assassination, the anxious days of the fatal illness
of the murdered president, the grief caused by his untimely death
throughout the country will never be forgotten by the people of
this country, who loved McKinley as a man, full of human kindness,
honest and upright and inspired by a deep love for his country.
Many large and costly monuments erected in large and small cities
throughout the country, to honor the memory of McKinley speak eloquently
of the love and esteem which the American people bore their ill-fated
The magnificent monument which will
commemorate memory of [the] president in this, his home city, is
not yet completed, but it is expected that next year, on September
14th, the anniversary of McKinley’s death, the national monument
will be unveiled and dedicated. The monument will cost $500,000
and a fund of an additional $100,000 is now being raised to form
an endowment for the purpose of keeping the monument in repair.
The imposing monument in Buffalo is completed and so are scores
of other monuments in other cities, less pretentious, perhaps, but
no less eloquent tokens of the people’s love for the departed soldier-statesman.