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Source: Norfolk Landmark
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Public Affection for the President”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Norfolk, Virginia
Date of publication: 14 September 1901
Volume number: 53
Issue number: 16
Pagination: 4

“Public Affection for the President.” Norfolk Landmark 14 Sept. 1901 v53n16: p. 4.
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William McKinley (medical condition: public response); McKinley assassination (public response).
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William McKinley.


Public Affection for the President

     The serious relapse which Mr. McKinley suffered Thursday night and yesterday deeply grieved the people of this community. The news of the setback developed just as much public interest and feeling as did the news of the shooting itself. All day solemn crowds surrounded The Landmark’s bulletin boards and the telephones were kept constantly busy with inquiries as to the President’s condition. On every face was plainly written profound sympathy and apprehension.
     There is no question that Mr. McKinley has a very warm place in the hearts of the people; the evidences of genuine affection are unmistakable. Nobody is thinking of national politics now. The quickness and completeness with which the people can put aside party feeling at a time like this is a demonstration that their great heart is as sound as it ever was. Mr. McKinley has had the fervent prayers of a whole nation with him in his fight for life.



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