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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
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Sad Return of the Well Beloved President
BISHOP WHIPPLE •
The Venerable Prelate, Full of Good
Works, Died at 6 O'Clock
Half Century of Noble Labor for
Mankind in the Northwest
Brought to an End.
Special to The Journal.
Faribault, Minn., Sept. 16.—Right Rev.
Henry Benjamin Whipple, bishop of Min
nesota, died this morning at his home at
6 o'clock just as the sun was rising.
The immediate cause of his death was
heart weakness. He was unconscious all
of yesterday and during the night and it
was seen that the end was near.
At the time of his passing there v.ere
present in the room, Mrs. Whipple his
wife; Dr. Rose, of Faribault, his son-in
law; Dr. Stone, of St. Paul; Mrs. Scandrett
of Faribault and Mrs. S. W. Jackson of
Cleveland, Ohio, his daughters; Mrs. Geo.
Whipple. his sister-in-law, and some of
The body will lie in state in the
chapel at his residence and the funeral
Will take place from the cathedral on Fri
day at 2 p. m.
Late in the day it was decided that
the body of the dead prelate should be in
terred within the cathedral here, and a
tomb will be made in the llooj- of the
crypt to hold the remains.
A tower in memory of Bishop Gilbert
is already being" constructed on the
A THOROUGH OPTIMIST
The BlMhop Believed the* World Wax
■ (irowinjt .Better... .
Up to the last Bishop Whipple had tie
same broad interest in human affairs
which had ever been one of his most dis
tinguishing characteristics. He was !
proud of the United States and took a |
cheerful view of the future of the repub- '
lie. How optimistic he was is well il- i
lustrated in an interview with Bishop j
Whipple in The Journal of Nov. 1
last, upon his returu from the Episcopal
Missionary Council at Louisville, Ky.
Speaking generally, he said:
The signs of the times are not to be mis
take. We. cannot tail to recognise the great
■world movement that is going on about us.
The world is getting better every day. We
must not draw ha3ty conclusions the j other
way: when we have flaming headlines about |
terrible murders, served up to us for break- j
fast from time to time, we must not con- !
elude that the world is one vast slaughter-1
house. We do riot at the same time stop to
reflect how many men have not committed
murder, but have led straight-forward. Chris
tian lives, doing unto others as they would
be done by. The struggle for existence is.
of course, much sharper; the lines of com
petition between man and man are more
strongly defined than ever before, and yet
there is an ever-thickening cream on the !
milk of human kindness. Circumstances
which are drawing men away from each other
in some respects are but the more" firmly
uniting them in others.
Looking backward in his own experi
ence, the venerable head of the church i
then cited his experience with the Indians j
of Minnesota nearly half a century ago as !
an instance of how surely good often \
comes out of bad. Thirty-eight years ago i
after his tireless missionary work among
HENRY BENJAMIN WHIPPLE
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the Indians, he said, all his efforts appar
ently went for naught. There came an
uprising which compassed the destruction
or every mission in the state and the
death of more than 600 whites. Then peo
ple began to inquire into the causes—the
bail treatment —which could have provoked
the Indians to such an outbreak, and when
hostilities were at an end, new policies
were adopted toward them which persuad
ed them to a peaceable acceptance of the
civilized conditions imposed upon them.
With natural pride, the bishop called at
tention to the fact that to-day there are
over 30,000 communicants among the
Indians lr the United State 3.
Bishop Whipple was a stanch admirer
of President McKinley. Speaking on the
eve of the last election, he said, in the
As an American citizen I am taking an ac
tive interest in politics. I hope to see Presi
dent McKinley re-elected. The undoubted
i'act that the country is everywhere prosper
ous—a condition I am acquainted with from
personal observation—is a sufficient reason in
itself why the present administration should
be continued in office.
A Sketch of His Career.
To write the life of the Ht. Rev. Henry Ben
jamin Whipple would be to chronicle the
struggles and triumphs of the Episcopal
churcfa in Minnesota. Identified with the
movement to Christianize the savages of the
; orthwestera territory from its inception, the
young man entered upon his duties with a
hearc capable of rising above adversity an 4
brave enough to defy the perils of the wil
derness. He went among blood-thirsty sav
ages proclaiming the gospel of the Pria.ce of
Peace. He became the friend and confidant
of wild men whose hands were red with the
blood of innocent white men, but he contin
ued among them beariug the cross and point
ing the way to higher things. In all of hi 6
missionary work he was signally successful.
He trusted the rude beings with whom he
had cast his lot, and they trusted him. To
the day of his death it was the bishop's lov
ing thought, and one always on his lips when
an allusion was made to the Indians, that in
all of his dealings with the red men he had
never known "a full-blooded American Indian
to tell a lie."
The bishop's life was full of adventure and
activity. The naked facts alone, without em
bellishment, cannot be expressed in the bold
est manner without seeming, to those beyond
his generation, as merely fulsome eulogy.
Exaggeration, however, is scarcely possible
when dealing with his life and services in the
Henry Benjamin Whipple was born at Ad
ams. Jefferson county, X. V., in 1823. His
lather. John Whipple, was a merchant of
New York, and a stanch supporter of the old
whig party. The maiden name of his mother
w?e Elizabeth Wager. She was the daughter
of Henry Wager, one of the electors who
chose- Jefferson president of the United States.
Of the ancestors on both the father's and
mother's side, sixteen were officers in the
revolutionary and colonial wars. Many of the'
family were noted for usefulness in church,
state and country, one a signer of the Declar
ation of Independence. By virtue of the ser
vices of these ancestors. Bishop Whipple was
a member of both the Sons of the Revolution
and of the Society of Colonial Wars of the
United States, and also the chaplain general
of both organizations. He was educated in
the private schools of New York state, and
received the college degree of D. D. from
Continued on Second Page.
MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1901.
THE PATH HE WILL FOLLOW.
Pres. Eoosevelt—"l wish to state that it shall be my aim to continue absolutely unbroken the
policy of President McKinley for the peace and prosperity of our beloved country."
FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS
OF HIS GREAT PREDECESSOR
The New President's Pronouncement Is Received With
Great Favor Everywhere-lt Ushers In His
Sights and Scenes in Buffalo
—Throngs Who Looked
on the Face of the
From a Staff Correspondent.
Buffalo, X. V., Sept. 16.—There never
I was a more uninviting day in Buffalo or
anywhere else than yesterday. Rain fell
steadily all day long, sometimes in tor
rents, sometimes in a mean, nasty drizzle,
but all the time it fell.
It required c great deal of courage and
disregard for fine costumes, to say nothing
of physical endurance, for women to stand
in line all day with the men, waiting for
an opportunity to tak# a last look into
the face of the dead president; but they
possessed all of these qualities, and in ad
dition great patience. Thousands of
fine silk skirts and waists were ruined,
thousands of expensive hat plumes un
curled. Fashionable jackets and coats,
natty shoes, everything, in fact, which
goes to make up the holiday feminine at
tire, were freely exposed to the inclement-
Pres't Roosevelt Announces Policy
win f n fP , 16 u -President Roosevelt has outlined in some detail the policy he
will follow during his incumbency of office. It will be remembered that when he
took the oath of office he stated with much definiteness:
It shall be my aim to continue absolutely unbroken the policy of
President McKinley for the peace (and he emphasized that word), pros
perity and honor of the country.
Yesterday the president gathered together some personal friends in Buffalo and
those cabinet members as were here and gave to them such ideas as he has already
formulated for the conduct of public affairs and his own policy. In no sense are
they divergent from what has been the policy of Mr. McKinley." His policy as out
lined to his friends at yesterday's conference will be:
For a more liberal and extensive reciprocity in the purchase and sale
of commodities, so that the overproduction of this country can be satis- .
factortly disposed of by fair and equitable arrangements with foreign
The abolition entirely of commercial war with other coustries and the
adoption of reciprocity treaties.
The abolition of such tariffs on foreign goods as are no longer needed,
for 1 revenue, if such abolition can be had without hdrm to our industries
Direct commercial lines should be established between the eastern
coast of the Lnited States and the ports in South America and the Pacific
coast ports of Mexico, Central America and South America.
The encouragement of the merchant marine and the building of ships
which shall carry the American flag and be owned and controlled by Amer
icans and American capital.
The building and completion as soon as possible of the isthmian canal
so as to give direct water communication with the coasts of Central Amer
ica, South America and Mexico.
The construction of a cable, owned by the government, connecting our
mainland with our foreign possessions, notably Hawaii and the Philippines.
The use of conciliatory methods of arbitration in all disputes with for
eign nations, so as to avoid armed strife.
The protection of the savings of the'people in banks and in other forms
of investments by the preservation of the commercial prosperity of the
country and the placing in positions of trqst men of only the highest
cy of the season with a recklessness and
abandon that was amazing to see. .Those
who had umbrellas used them, but so hard
did it rain at times that umbrellas were
poor protection. It is almost Impossible
to estimate correctly the size of the crowd,
but all the afternoon until dark and after
people in double file were marching by the
bier at the big city hall; it was like the
tramp of an army, for the police permitted
The Eager Thousands.
"There are many thousands in line who
will not be able to see," said a tall offi
cer to me at 7 o'clock, "and so we are
hurrying things along a bit. We have
beer, putting the crowd through at the rate
of about fifty per minute since noon. That
means 3,000 an hour or a total of 21,000 for
the afternoon thus far. Not more than a
tenth of these who want to look will have
that privilege unless the time is extend
The officer was right. The word went
out Saturday night that the body would lie
in State Sunday and trains all the fore
noon were packed and jammed with people
from near-Ijy points. To give some idea
Continued on Second Page.
Great Interest Now Taken in
Roosevelt's Fine Speech
at the Minnesota
Trout The Journal Bureau. Room ■18. Pom
Washington, Sept. 16.—The east is to
day reading over again with closer atten
tion the speech which President Roosevelt
delivered at the Minnesota state fair four
days before the assassination. It is being
read with marked interest as throwing
strong light on his views on public ques
tions, especially the MeKinley policy. The
morning newspapers to-day give the speech
more space than they did the morning
after its delivery. They make most opti
mistic predictions from it as to the new
Talk of Legislation.
Such members of congress as have
reached Washington since Czolgosz shot
President McKinley are in favor of legis
lation by congress to make any attempt on
the life of the president or certain other
officials of the government punishable by
some adequate penalty, instead of leav
ing the matter entirely for the state to
deal with. It seems to be generally con
ceded that congress could not pass a lav/
making such an attempt treason, because
the constitution defines treason to "con
sist only in levying war against, them"
(the United States), or in "adhering to
their enemies, giving them aid and com
fort." It is thought that the crime of at
tempted assassination of the president, or
the advocacy thereof, can hardly be
brought within that clause. But it ii
held that congress has ample authority
in the matter.
Good Will ot Other Nations.
Great satisfaction is felt over the good
feeling shown toward the United States by
all foreign nations in messages of sym
pathy they have sent because of the death
of President McKiniey. There has been
nothing equal to it before in the history
of the nation. It will serve to bring the
United States in cioser relations with
other governments and carry out the pol
icy of the late president in promoting
peafe and good will among all nations.
This phase of the case is one of general
comment in this city.
Minnesota Republican* Meet.
The Minnesota Republican club held a
special meeting yesterday at which speech
es eulogizing the late President Mc-
Kinley were made by Census Director
Merriam and Auditor Castle, after which
a committee consisting of Governor Mer
riam, Captain Caßtle, F. A. Johnson, W. A.
Miller, president of the association, and
George B. Tallman was appointed to draft
resolutions. —W. W. Jermane. ,
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
Progress of the Presidential Funeral
Train From Buffalo to the
Capital of the Nation.
Mrs. McKinley Bears Up Well, but
Almost Breaks Down as She
Boards the Train.
Buffalo, Sept. 16.—The presidential
funeral train left the New York Central
station at 8:46 a. m.
The silent form of William McKinley
was borne from this city in impressive
state this morning and taken on its last
journey to the national capitol.
Just eleven days ago he came to the
Pan-American exposition in full health
and vigor. He was received with an en
thusiasm that was unprecedented in the
annals of the city, and for twenty-four
hours enjoyed himself thoroughly. The
story of the foulest of assassinations, the
pathetic stride to recovery as outwardly
demonstrated, while death was slowly
working on the vitals, the breathless
hopes of a nation and loved ones, the ter
rible twenty-four hours of suspense when
death made its final demand —all are mat
ters of history now.
The body of the honored chief executive
of the nation who came to Buffalo only a
few days ago as the guest of the city,
was borne away in sad splendor, his
career ended as far as hi? dominant I
personality is concerned, although his
policies will remain. Thousands upon
thousands watched the impressive proces
sion this morning moving towards the
depot. It was doubly impressive because
of its lack of gorgeousness and because of
the fact that, following closely behind
the pall-covered corpse of the dead presi
dent came the successor to the title.
Buffalo stirred early this morning, but
early as its inhabitants, curious or sym
pathetic, awoke to get a vantage place
from which to view the departure of the
dead president, police and soldiers had
At the Houne of Death.
At the Milburn mansion, where the
family of the dead statesman slept; at
the Wilcox mansion, where the new presi
dent reposed, and down town near the
city hall, where the silent form of the
former president lay, the guards were
formed early and the streets kept clear of
people. It was not a particularly pleas
ant morning. The sun shone, but the
wind blew in strong, fitful gusts across
the city, tearing down the drapings and
raising clouds of dust.
At the Milburn mansion, where Mrs.
McKinley was, the servants were moving
early and there was more activity about
the house than has been seen since the
shooting. By half-past 6 o'clock transfer
wagons and carriages were drawn up at
the corners near the house, and those
within were up and preparing for the
journey to Washington.
"When Can I See the Major?"
Mrs. McKinley was not awakened until
after 7 o'clock, when Dr. Rixey went to
the room with one of her attendants. She
had not slept well, despite the fact that
she is almost thoroughly exhausted, and
that Dr. Rixey had given her a sleeping
potion. The first thing she asked was a
repetition of the query of the last two
days: "When can I see the major?"
Dr. Rixey told her that they were going
to let her see him to-day and she then let
her attendants drees her and at 7:45 was
ready for her light breakfast which she
took in her room alone. At 7:30 the bag
gag© was ready and two truck loads of it
moved to the depot. In one wagon was a
hospital bed, and it was thought that this
v;as for the use of Mrs. McKinley in view
of the certainty of the fatigue of the jour
ney and the possibility of a collapse.
Colonel Bingham, who was in charge of
the arrangements, said at 7:45 that none
of the party woald go to the city hall
where the body !ay. but that all would go
•directly to the train. This would be done
on Mrs. McKinley's account. At 7:32 the
Misses Duncan, nieces of the late presi
dent, were driven to the train so that they
might arrange all comforts possible for
the stricken widow.
I A'few minutes later Senator Fairbanks,
Controller of the Currency Dawes and
Elmer Dover, secretary to Senator Hanna,
emerged from the .house',, and entered a
carriage, following a white house messen
ger rushed do we th* walk and ! ordered
the windows in one of the carriages closed.
At 7:35 several figures stepped silently, out
upon the porch and walked down towards
Widow, "Walks Unsupported.. -.'
Mrs. William McKinley, robed in garbs
of mourning and supported by.; Abner Me-.
Kinley on one side and Dr. Rixey on the
other, was the central figure. To the sur
prise of all. she walked briskly, ■with; her
head q,uit» erect, her face hidden behind
her long veil of black. She got into the
carriage with her favorite niece. Miss
Barber, Abner McKinley and Dr. Rixey,
and they were driven at once to the depot.
So far as could be seen she sat erect and
unsupported in the carriage.
The family of Abner McKinley, other
relatives of the dead president and Secre
tary Cortelyou followed in other carriage!
and the Milkum house, famous now be
cause of its connection with a great na
tional tragedy, went back into the posses
sion of its owner, who had so kindly given
it up to the use of the president and his
The street corners near the house which
for a week had been crowded with news
paper men, telegraphic booths and wait
ing carriages, resumed their wonted ap
pearance; the military guard was with
drawn, the police resumed their normal
occupation and the exciting incidents that
have marked the locality became a mem
President Roosevelt did not arise until
7 o'clock. He dressed quickly and at 7:30
was ready for breakfast. He breakfasted
with the family of his host, Ansley Wll
cox. Just after 8 o'clock had struck, with
Mr. Wilcox and his secretary, William
L.oeb ,Jr., he got into a carriage and drove
to the train. A few mounted police fol
lowed the carriage and three or four de
tectives and secret service men were near
by. Otherwise there was nothing to dis
tinguish the president from any other citi
At the City Hall.
The slow and stately procession of the
president's body from the city hall to the
railroad station afforded the people of
Buffalo a last opportunity to do honor to
the memory of the lamented executive.
At daybreak the city hall was as quiet
and peaceful as the death within its walls.
Statuelike, the guard of honor at the
catafalque maintained its position
throughout the long hours of the night.
There was a sergeant of artillery at the
head of the bier, a marine at the foot. At
one side was a sergeant of infantry, on
the other a marine. The massive wooden
doors of the building were closed and the
iron outer gates were bolted.
It was a few minutes after 7 o'clock
when there came signs of life from with
in the corridor where the body of the
j president reposed. The doors were flung
l open, the gates swung ajar. At 7:07 forty
sailors from the United States ship Michi
gan swung up Franklin street, the first
detachment of the cortege's escort. The
blue jackets wheeled into line directly
opposite the entrance of the city hall.
Four minutes later the four-horse
hearse drew up and a company of marines
| filed into position. Five of the cabinet
officers arrived In two carriages. The
first carried Secretary Long and Post
j master General Smith. The other held
I Attorney General Knox, Secretary Wilsou
and Secretary Hitchcock. United States
Senator Joseph R. Hawley of Connecticut
I was next to arrive.
At the appointed hour, 7:45, the escort
was in perfect readiness. In clarion tones
Major Mann, commanding the escort, de
livered the order, "Present arms!"
I Noiselessly and with the precision of the
well-drilled soldier, the arms leaped to
position; the commanding officer turned
about, and, facing the house of the dead,
brought his sword to "present." It waa
an impressive moment. The rigid soldiers
and sailors were awaiting the body of
their late commander-in-chief. A minute
of awe-inspiring silence, and then,
emerging from the doors of the city hall,
there moved the eight body-toearers, four
soldiers and four sailors. On their
shoulders rested the casket enclosing the
body of the country's beloved one.
Away down the line of soldiery from the
Sixty-fifth regimental band came the
strains of "Nearer, My God, to Thee." Be
hind the long ropes the throng, uncovered
and with bowed heads, waited and watched
Body Borne to Railway Station.
Tenderly the precious burden was borne
slowly down the stone steps, along the
curved approach to the hearse. The flag
draped casket was lifted gently Into the
hearse and the doors closed. Through the
windows of the hearse naught but Ameri
ca's flag, surmounted by a single sheaf of
wheat could be seen. To the front came
the troops, wheeling into line and moving
down Franklin street.
Once more the strains of music. This
time it was the mournful dirge of Chopin's
funeral march, accompanied by the tolling
of the church bells. Behind the troops
came the cartages of the members at the