The Attempted Assassination
The attempted assassination of President
McKinley while visiting the exposition at Buffalo, N. Y., last Friday,
Sept. 6th, is the one absorbing theme all over this broad land.
Under any circumstances its a monstrous
crime to shoot down the head of a government, but when the popularity
of the President is considered and his great qualifications of head
and heart, which has so endeared him to the American people, the
reason for the attempted assassination is beyond comprehension—utterly
uncalled for, and unexpected, seemingly, by the anarchistic society
generally, of which the assassin was a member.
The country is justly indignant, it
is aroused as never before at those orders, those iniquitous institutions
that stand inimical to all established authority, no matter how
leniently exerted. Their uprootment, in all likelihood, will begin
from the date of this lamentable occasion. The country will be far
better off by the transactions. The war on civilization must cease.
She cannot afford to pay the tremendous sacrifices. She must act
and that quickly if she would save her elect.
The prayed for hopes of the President’s
recovery have been realized. God himself would not countenance the
ruthless dragging down of the beloved man—an unwarranted calamity
that would have tended to undermine all of the governments in Christendom.
He in His abundant wisdom has seen fit to restore him to us—a grateful
nation as the result of the petitions unto Him. Long live the President.