Source: Chicago Sunday Tribune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Britain Shows Its Sympathy”
Author(s): D., E. A.
City of publication: Chicago, Illinois
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 258
|D., E. A. “Britain Shows Its Sympathy.” Chicago Sunday Tribune 15 Sept. 1901 v60n258: part 1, p. 3.|
|William McKinley (death: international response); McKinley assassination (international response).|
Britain Shows Its Sympathy
Nation Seems to Forget Its Own Troubles in Thinking of Affliction of United States.
LONDON, Sept. 14.—Mid-September is at hand, but
all Britain seems thinking of the great affliction of the United States, rather
than of its own troubles and the prospect in south Africa, now that the Kitchener
proclamation goes into effect.
The display of sympathy with America today is striking and affecting, while during the whole week the discussion in the press showed not only sympathy but comprehension in the tone of comment on the President of the American people.
This is an indication of the greatly increased knowledge of the United States in England of recent years.
On the street and in the hotels today it was not uncommon for English people to stop Americans, with an apology for speaking unintroduced, to express sorrow at the great national calamity.
Some newspapers had circulars and bulletins out this morning with black borders.