Publication information

Pacific Commercial Advertiser
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Honolulu, Hawaii Territory
Date of publication:
30 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 5975
Pagination: 4

[untitled]. Pacific Commercial Advertiser 30 Sept. 1901 v34n5975: p. 4.
full text
Theodore Roosevelt (criticism); Theodore Roosevelt (at Adirondacks); yellow journalism; McKinley assassination (news coverage: criticism).
Named persons
Roscoe Conkling; Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.


     Criticism of President Roosevelt for being in the Adirondacks when President McKinley died failed to take account of his peculiar position. A Vice-President was once described by Roscoe Conkling as a man waiting for a funeral and the gibe has a sting of truth. Mr. Roosevelt probably felt that if he stayed within reach of the yellow reporters they would be sure to misrepresent him; and that he was in danger, with them as his interpreters, of either under-doing or over-doing his natural grief. So he buried himself in the woods until the consequences of Czolgosz’s murderous deed should shape themselves.