"The political steak is broiled, the fire of excitement is cooling off under the searchlight of certainty, and the people at large are settling back into normal sanity, where it is hoped they many remain unhampered for at least two years."
Western Womanhood. A Journal Devoted to the Interests of Women. Fargo, North Dakota, Nov. 1896. Vol.3, No. 5, pg. 6.
(Historical note: William McKinley was elected president in 1896. He was assassinated in 1901.)