Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “May Postpone Yacht Races”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 257
|“May Postpone Yacht Races.” Chicago Daily Tribune 14 Sept. 1901 v60n257: p. 3.|
|William McKinley (death: public response); Thomas J. Lipton (public statements).|
|Thomas J. Lipton; William McKinley.|
May Postpone Yacht Races
International Event Probably Will Be Delayed by Death of President—
Lipton Expresses Grief.
New York, Sept. 13.—[Special.]—The probability
of President McKinley’s death started some discussion as to whether the yacht
races would be sailed this season or postponed until next year.
This is a matter that will have to be settled by the representatives of the challengers and the challenged, the Royal Ulster Yacht club and the New York Yacht club. The first race has been set for next Saturday, according to the agreement between the two parties, and a change in this agreement can only be made mutually.
No one representing either club would discuss the question officially today, every one declaring that it was too painful a subject to be considered until it was necessary. It is probable that the races will be postponed for two weeks, or until after the funeral, but not for a long time.
Sir Thomas Lipton received a telegram from Buffalo shortly after 10 o’clock this morning telling him of the change for the worse in the condition of President McKinley. When seen shortly afterward he said:
“This news is bad, and I am too much worried to think of yachting. To have such a man as President McKinley die would be awful. He is a great and good man, and as President of this great country was a great influence for peace in the world.”