Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The President”
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 8 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 18
|“The President.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch 8 Sept. 1901 v54n18: part 2, p. 6.|
|McKinley assassination (personal response).|
|Abraham Lincoln; William McKinley.|
The latest advices from Buffalo,
as this page is prepared for the press, keep alive the hope that Mr. McKinley
will recover. The promptness of surgical treatment, vastly improved by modern
science, the failure of the assassin’s bullet to strike a vital point, and the
splendid strength and calm courage of the patient combine to increase the chances
in his favor.
That there are unfavorable circumstances must be admitted, and while hoping for the best the public should be prepared for the worst.
Meanwhile, not since the death of Lincoln has the sympathy of the whole country, and of our kin and friends across the sea, been so spontaneous, general and deep as it is today for the blameless and kindly President stricken down without a warning or cause, and for the wife to whom his more than chivalric devotion has been so long and conspicuously displayed.
The President’s death at this time would be a calamity from which countless prayers will today arise that the country may be saved.