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Source: Wichita Daily Eagle
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Kansas and President M’Kinley”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Wichita, Kansas
Date of publication: 1 December 1901
Volume number: 36
Issue number: 13
Pagination: 20

“Kansas and President M’Kinley.” Wichita Daily Eagle 1 Dec. 1901 v36n13: p. 20.
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McKinley memorialization (Kansas); William E. Stanley.
Named persons
William McKinley; William E. Stanley.


Kansas and President M’Kinley

     The birthday of Kansas and the birthday of our late lamented patriot president is the same. Kansas was the first state to declare for Major William McKinley, the champion of protection and America for Americans, for the presidency. A national organization has been perfected for the purpose of a popular subscription for the erection of a monument to the memory of McKinley. The idea is for a popular subscription for a monument to be erected to the memory of a patriot and martyr by the men, women and school children of the entire country, and not one as the gift of rich men. Governor Stanley has been made a vice president of the McKinley National Monument association, and as such vice president will have charge of the contributions made by Kansas for the building of the monument.
     Governor Stanley has been interviewed, touching his idea of a plan for a general donation in which there shall be no partisanship: only loyalty, love and patriotism. He says he wants particularly to reach the young people and children through the colleges and public schools. His desire is that every rural school house and its occupants shall be reached, so he will probably appeal to the teachers of all schools. Then he expects to reach the soldiers through Grand Army posts. He will find no trouble in getting a hearing with the old soldiers. Of course, the matter of reaching the business men of the towns and cities of the state will be a comparatively easy matter. It is, in short, and undertaking in which there will be found no one pulling back. Newspapers, preachers, teachers upon the one hand, and bankers and business men upon the other, will be found everywhere encouraging the governor in his effort to have the state of Kansas a credit and an honor to the nation of states.



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