Str "Queen" came into port this afternoon &
we are greatly shocked at the attempt to assasin
=ate President McKinley. We received the
papers of two days - the day he was shot & the
day after - we will not know the result but
must continue in painful suspense until the
next mail comes in. Expressions of sympathy
are heard everywhere, and the act meets with
universal horror and execration. A public
meeting will be held at Congregational Church
on Sunday night. - I am asked to respond
to resolutions condemning the horrible act
& will do so.
Pushing court matters hard, - meet with
earnest support and sympathy from the business
people who seem to be anxious to clean up
the bad mess that the court is in. I am
deciding everything promptly - at least.
Will remain at "Golden Gate" Hotel.