Publication information

Source:
Journal and Herald
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: Wm. McKinley
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Springville, New York
Date of publication: 19 September 1901
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 35
Pagination: [4]

 
Citation
Wm. McKinley. Journal and Herald 19 Sept. 1901 v35n35: p. [4].
 
Transcription
full text
 
Keywords
William McKinley (presidential character).
 
Named persons
Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley; George Washington.
 
Document


Wm. McKinley

     If anything were needed to enblazon this name on the historic page alongside the names of Washington and Lincoln, the tragic ending of his life filled the need. He was one of the best of presidents, though having to contend with the gravest discouragements and difficulties. Through two wars he safely and heroically guided the helm of state and our country rose to the dignity of a great world power through his wise administration. He had many characteristics which fitted him for his peculiarly trying position. Calm, conservative, firm, far-seeing, dignified, forceful, diplomatic, honest, christian, he was the ideal man for the situation. Fortunate for our country it was that a man of his character was president at that particular time. His services will be more and more appreciated as time advances and as men look at his achievements dispassionately; and when the few great names are mentioned of those who are esteemed greatest for what they have done, prominent in the list as a faithful and helpful servant of his country will be the name of William McKinley.