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Source: Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “King Edward’s Sympathy”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 211
Pagination: 1

“King Edward’s Sympathy.” Iowa State Register 8 Sept. 1901 v46n211: p. 1.
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McKinley assassination (international response); Edward VII; Joseph H. Choate (telegrams); Frederick Sleigh Roberts (messages).
Named persons
Joseph H. Choate; Edward VII; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice [identified as Lord Lansdowne below]; Frederick Sleigh Roberts.


King Edward’s Sympathy

     London, Sept. 7.—King Edward has directed the British charge d’affaires at Washington to express “his majesty’s deepest sympathy at this dastardly attempt, and to inquire after President McKinley’s condition.” This message has also been communicated to the United States embassy here. Lord Lansdowne sent a similar message to the United States government, in behalf of the British government, and King Edward has telegraphed a direct, personal message to President McKinley. The dean of Canterbury will offer special prayers tomorrow for the recovery of President McKinley. All the newspapers comment on the anarchist’s crime. The greatest sympathy and good will is expressed for the United States. A most striking tribute to President McKinley is paid by the Globe, and it is all the more notable, as the paper is not celebrated for its friendliness to America. The continental newspapers all comment on the crime in the same sympathetic strain. The Neues Wiener Journal, of Vienna, says: “President McKinley has perhaps fallen a victim to the gigantic trusts which have developed so vastly under his aegis, for these trusts have deprived a number of workmen of their means of subsistence.”
     United States Ambassador Choate wired King Edward at Copenhagen as follows: “I have been much touched by your majesty’s kind message of deepest sympathy at the dastardly attempt upon the president’s life and will keep your majesty advised of his condition. The latest accounts are favorable.”
     Lord Roberts today sent the following message to United States Ambassador Choate: “Please convey to President and Mrs. McKinley on behalf of myself and the British army our profound regret at what has occurred and our earnest hope that the president’s valuable life might be spared.”



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