Publication information

Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Death of President McKinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 53
Issue number: 37
Pagination: 4

“Death of President McKinley.” Irish-American 14 Sept. 1901 v53n37: p. 4.
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William McKinley (death: personal response); anarchism (personal response).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.

Death of President McKinley

     PRESIDENT MCKINLEY, after lingering for a week, died early on Saturday morning, from the effects of the wounds he received at the hands of the assassin Czolgosz. The whole world joins with a sorrowing nation over the sad result of this shocking crime. William McKinley, grandson of an Irish rebel of 1798, will be remembered as a true, amiable, high-minded gentleman personally,—no matter how much one may have differed from him politically. He was a man of the people and a true representative of the possibilities of the democratic principle that bars no man from the highest office in the Republic, by reason of an humble origin.
     Providence, as we have often been reminded, moves in mysterious ways; and one result of this tragedy will be to fill all honest men’s minds with detestation for the dangerous and senseless doctrines of anarchy, whose fatal consequences in this instance, have plunged the whole land into mourning for its murdered Chief Magistrate.