Causes Great Discussion in the London Papers.
London, Friday Morning, Sept. 6.—McKinley’s
speech at the Pan-American exposition is the theme of much comment
in the London papers this morning.
“It will excite throughout Europe,”
says the Standard, “as keen interest as it will arouse in the western
continent. It is the utterance of a man who feels he is at the head
of a great nation, with vast ambitions and a new-born consciousness
of strength. America has become an imperial power. Her national
life is no longer self-contained and introspective. Heedless of
scoffers at “spread-eagleism,” the United States will go on their
way, regardless of attempted combinations such as Count Goluchowski
has sketched, and with a certain carelessness whether or no they
come into violent conflict with any European power.”
The Morning Post uses the speech as
a text from which to urge the necessity resting upon Great Britain
to redouble her efforts to maintain her train of supremacy.
The Chronicle says: “The free trade
tendency of the speech under the name of reciprocity outweighs in
importance all the president’s remarks about kinship, canal, and