Source: Chicago Daily Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Buffalo Fair Is Hard Hit”
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 23 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 266
|“Buffalo Fair Is Hard Hit.” Chicago Daily Tribune 23 Sept. 1901 v60n266: p. 7.|
|Pan-American Exposition (impact of assassination); John G. Milburn (public statements); Pan-American Exposition.|
|William McKinley; John G. Milburn.|
Buffalo Fair Is Hard Hit
Revulsion Following the Murder of President Injures Enterprise—Appeal to the Country for Support.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 22.—This city is pulling
itself together again after a fortnight of anxiety and sorrow, such as it has
never known. What was intended to be the gala period of its history was turned
into unspeakable grief, which has gone into every home with a force hard for
any one not here to realize.
There never was a community more engrossed in a great undertaking than Buffalo was with the Pan-American Exposition three weeks ago. The revulsion was terrible and now that it has passed the question of what is to come is interesting. The public feeling is strong, and all one way. Every one seems to realize that the stockholders of the exposition have met a great loss, probably of not less than a million dollars. That practically means the citizens, for about every Buffalonian has stock in the exposition, according to his means. The dollars and cents seem pretty thoroughly to be eliminated from the calculation now, but the work to be done and the end to be achieved seem foremost in every man’s mind. They feel now that the exposition must be carried to a glorious finish as a labor of patriotism and of love. President Milburn put this thought strongly. He said:
“There must be no faltering in our efforts now, considering how much the success of the Pan-American Exposition means in the development of closer political and commercial relations between the peoples of the Western Hemisphere. That was a policy earnestly favored by President McKinley and which interested him so deeply in the exposition from its first inception.
“There are six weeks more of the life of the exposition, and it is in the full bloom of its beauty and interest. Every feature of it has been developed to its highest point, and it is being operated in a more elaborate scale than ever. It is a complete mass of varied activities and entertainments, more than adequately carrying out its aims and purposes. It is a national enterprise and should be supported as such for the credit of our country as the leading nation of this hemisphere.”