Source: Daily Capital Journal
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “M’Kinley’s Death”
City of publication: Salem, Oregon
Date of publication: 6 September 1906
Volume number: 16
Issue number: 214
|“M’Kinley’s Death.” Daily Capital Journal 6 Sept. 1906 v16n214: p. 2.|
|McKinley assassination (anniversaries of); McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley; William McKinley (political character); Theodore Roosevelt (compared with McKinley); Theodore Roosevelt (criticism); William McKinley (death: personal response).|
|Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.|
Five years ago President McKinley
was assassinated by one Czolgoz, a confessed anarchist.
It was one of the BLACKEST AND MEANEST CRIMES ever committed in the world.
It took out of life, activity and usefulness one of the best and most useful men in American history.
McKinley was not a great man, nor a brilliant man, BUT HE WAS A GOOD MAN and was beloved by the people.
He was not strong enough to withstand some of the worst elements in his party, but that was not his fault.
He was not built on the lines of Roosevelt, and he WOULD NEVER HAVE HAMMERED CONGRESS, as Roosevelt has done.
McKinley’s death was the end of an era of partisanship of the milder type. It ushered in a new era in public affairs.