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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Last Home Coming of the Well Beloved President
Representative Fletcher Says the United States
Is Furnishing the World a Grand
No Startling Changes Will Develop in the
Work of Congress—Washington Sym
pathizes With Hanna.
Frotn Thf- Journal Bureau. Koom 45, Tvs
Washington. Sept. 18.—Representative
Fit nher, during bis short stay in Wash
ington, has met many prominent men from
all parts of the country hnd discussed with
them carefully the governmental outlook.
He is rejoiced to flud such universal sat
isfaction with the course of President
Roosevelt. Everybody agrees that it is his
honest intention to carry out the policy
of Frepident McKinley to the letter. That
policy, says Mr. Fletcher, "is the policy
of the republican party and in fact of the
entire country, for there will probably
MfVtr again be a national campaign with
expansion or sound money as the issue."
Mr. Fletcher finds that there is the wid
e*t sort of approval of the new president's
determination to retain the old cabinet or
such members of it as will be willing to
stay. The president could hardly have
hoped to perpetuate McKinley regime with
a new and raw se; of executive heads.
There will probably be cabinet changes
ultimately, but these would have come had
McKinley lived. Mr. Fletcher knows this
tv be the case, but when the time comes
for ihe changes there will be great delib
eration and the new appointments will be
made with ihe idea of strengthening the
government. Polities will not dictate.
•Roosevelt will not make any mis
takes," is the way Mr. Fletcher put it.
He will be even more careful than if he
had come into the office of president as
the direct result of an election."
MHtviilnVuiit Object Lcmoii.
"It is a magnlficant object lesson to the
whole world and speaks eloquently as to
the perpetuity of our form of government,"
concluded Mr. Fletcher, "that a dire ca
lamity of This character could befall us
and make no unfavorable impression on
our business and commercial life. For
the whole country this is the most strik
ing fact developed by the tragedy, it is
as true to-day as when Garfleld uttered
the words following the death of Lincoln
that "God reigns and the government at
Washington still lives." "
In Mr. Fletcher's opinion the work of
congress will not be marked by any new
or startling changes as a result of the as
sassination. President Roosevelt will
write a message along the lines which
MiKinley would have followed, and con
gress will act on it as though there had
been no change. Reciprocity and taiiff
will perhaps be brought more emphatically
to the fore, but everything will be done
decently and in order and in a way to
merit the approval of the country.
Several members of the Minnesota del
egation are to return from Canton to
Washington to dispose of accumulated de
partmental business, arriving here Friday
morning. Senators Nelson and Clapp are
said to be thinking of coming back, also
Representatives Tawney, Stevens and
Heatwole. Representative Fletcher will
start for Minneapolis after the funeral to
morrow, but will return to Washington in
October for two weeks.
Judgfc Torraiiee's Sad Initial Duty.
The first official appearance of Judge
Torrance of Minneapolis, the new Com
mander-in-chief of the G. A. R., was a
sad one. He reached Washington earjy
yesterday morning and was assigned a
post of honor just in front of the hearse
with a platoon representing the Grand
Army. All were on foot, and by the time
they reached the capitol they were wet to
the skin. Last night Judge Torrance,
taking with him several men represen
tative of the organization whose chief he
now is, left for Canton. He will go to
Cleveland, where he will join Mrs. Tor
rance, and together they will at once start
for home. He expects to be In Minneap
olis Saturday. Sunday night Judge Tor
rance delivered an address In Plymouth
Congregational church. Cleveland. A
Continued Prosperity Assured
Mmw York Sun Sttmclal Senvlca.
Washington, Sept. 18.— J. Pierpont Morgan attended the funeral of President Mc-
Kinley. He told personal friends that the business world had received such assur
ances from President Roosevelt that everybody was entirely satisfied that there would
be no legislation of any kind that would interfere with the prosperity of the country.
Entire Cabinet Remains in Office
■Washington, Sept. 18.—It was stated on excellent authority to-day that all mem
bar* gf th<- cabinet have accepted the reappointment tendered by President Roosevelt
ysterday. The manner in which the president made the tender rendered it impossible
lor the members of the cabinet to take any other course, as they already are in the
positions and cannot decline, but must resign their places if they desire to leave the
cabinet. More than this, they all believe in the sincerity of the president in desiring
their services and in return wish to assist-him to the full extent of their powers to
carry out the policies of President McKinley, which Mr. Roosevelt has adopted for his
Another feature of the relations of the new president "with the last administra
tion became known to-day—that Mr. Roosevelt has been fully advised and has ap
proved of the negotiations in progress relative to the proposed isthmian canal treaty
memorial meeting was held there and he
was the principal speaker.
Governor Van Sant will go to Canton on
the special congressional train to-day.
From Canton he will go to Chicago and
StricUeu Mark: Hanna.
Next to Mrs. McKinley, there is more
genuine heart sympathy in Washington
for Senator Hanna than for anybody else
who is directly concerned with the death ■
of President McKinley. Hanna, while he
bears up remarkably well, is visibly af
fected by the blow and almost staggers
under It. It is a common remark of those
who saw him yesterday that he has aged
considerably since he was here last. His
step is not as elastic as of old and his
face shows plainly the lines of suffering.
The country as a whole has misunder
stood Hanna, but Washington, where he
has made his home for several years, has
not. It knows how deep was his love for
McKinley. It was the kind of love that
one brother has for another.
Hanna was proud of McKinley's every
official act and his big, generous heart was
overflowing with impulses that had for
their ultimate purpose the advancement
of Mr. McKinley's good fortunes. There
was nothing sordid or selfish in it. There
was nothing of practical politics or of
commercialism in it. It was a relation
ship, established and continued on the
personal side, and as. McKinley rose to
his several opportunities, demonstrating
the wisdom of Hanna's choice of him as i
the best man for president, it became
closer and more tender.
Washington came to understand these
facts, and with this understanding there
came a revulsion or sentiment. The crea
tion of the opposition cartoonist and para- 1
grapher vanished, and in his stead ap
peared a plain, every-day business man
with plenty of brain, with lots of heart,
with a strong and masterful personality^
who was simply the close personal friend
of the president. Hanna has not been a
political -boss" to the Washington pub
lic public for years. He quickly lived
down here all of the vile stories that were
told about him for political effect, and in
this hour of his great sorrow the heart of
the public goes out to him in a way that
will be a source of comfort to him now.
Oldewt Bell to Toll.
Secretary Long has consented though
reluctantly, to undertake to say a few
words at the memorial services at the
Unitarian church here to-morrow. The
main address is to be delivered by Colonel
Carroll D. Wright, who is coming from his
summer home in Marblebead to comply
with the request. The pastor, Rev. U S.
G. Price, will also take part. During the
services at Canton the bell of this church
will toll once a minute for one hour. It
has tolled for the funeral of every presi
dent since those of John Adams and
Thomas Jefferson who died July 4, 1826
It is believed to be the oldest church beli
in Washington. It started to toll for the
death of John Brown, but was interrupted
by the District authorities of that day.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
The controller of the currency has approved
the application of S. L.Frazler, Isaac Haslett.
L. K. Nichols, William A. Lancaster and
George W. Empey for authority to organize
the First National bank of Verndale, Minn
with a'capital. of $25,000.
The controller has extended the corporate
existence of the First National bank of
Crookston, Minn., to Sept. 16, 1921.
DES MOINESJRAWS PRIZE
Odd Fellow* \eit to Meet at the
Indianapolis, Sept. 18.—The Odd Fel
lows still hold the city. The sessions of
the sovereign grand lodge go on In the
statehouse. The degree contests continue
and the prize drills of the patriarchs
militant have begun at the state fair
grounds. - /•" ----'-■■■■■-
The accounts of the. sovereign grand
lodge, showing the receipts and expendi
tures for the . year, were made public.
During the year Just closed the
receipts showed a net gain of $4,087.24
over those of ".the preceding term. The
assets amount: In all to $131,029.51. The
committee making the reports asserted
that this is the best . showing ever made
by the supreme body In Its financial state
The sovereign grand lodge to-day voted
to hold the- next encampment at Dcs
WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1901.
The Day of Sorrow in Minneapolis.
To-morrow Minneapolis will stand by the bier of the dead president. All
business will be suspended during the afternoon, and the spectacle of a great
city in mourning will be presented. • A solemn pageant composed of march
ing bodies from the military, civic, fraternal, industrial and labor organiza
tions of the city will wend its solemn way to the exposition building, where at
3 o'clock the chief memorial services will be held.
The marching columns will herald no victorious host, typify no grand
achievement, signalize no glorious event. The marchers will step to the
measures of tolling bells, speaking trumpet-tongued from every house of
worship during the progress of the procession. The banners and emblems,
the pennants and flags, the gay trappings pertaining to the secret and indus
trial organizations will not flaunt proudly in the breeze. They will be furled
and draped with the colors of mourning.
The funeral procession will be a most imposing pageant in which men of
all nationalities, all creeds and all shades of political belief will take part.
From every society of men have come requests for assignmints in the bitter
business of the day, and the most mournful, the most majestic, the most sol
emn spectacle ever witnessed in Minneapolis will be presented on Nicollet
avenue tomorrow afternoon.
The program for the exposition services is as follows:
Call to order by President Best of the Com- Address, President Cyrus Northrop.
mercial Club, who will introduce Mayor A. A. "Crossing the Bar," choir.
Ames as presiding officer. Addresses by Rev. J. J. Keane, James Gray
Hymn, "Lead, Kindly Light," Mrs. Maud and W. W. Erwin.
Ulmer Jones. "Our Heavenly Home," Masonic Quartette.
Scriptural Reading by Rev. J. E. Bushnell. Addresses, Rev. J. S. Montgomery and Frank
Invocation, Rev. Leavitt H. Hallock. M. Nye.
Solo, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," Mrs. "Nearer, My God. to Thee," Masonic Quartette
Maud Ulmer Jones. ard audience.
Address, Rev. Marion D. Shutter. Benediction, Rev. E, A. Skogsberg.
Many of the churches will hold memorial services at some hour of the day
on Thursday. For all these meetings special addresses and appropriate music
have been prepared.
FUNERAL OF BISHOP
Special Train From Twin Cities to
THE CHOICE OF A SEE CITY
Selection of.EpUcopal Residence En
tirely in the llhiiiln of the
! ~. ' . Bishop. . .. : ~' r \\ ■. -. ■
The Chicago Great Western road will
run a special train to Faribault, Friday,
to accommodate those who wish to attend
the funeral of the late Bishop.Whipple.
The train will leave Minneapolis at 9
a. m., and returning will leave Faribault
at 4:45. The fare will be $1. It is ex
pected that at least 200 will attend from
the two cities, Including delegates from
the Society of Colonial Wars, the Sons
of the American Revolution and the Cham
ber of Commerce of St. Paul.
The funeral services will be held at 2
o'clock in the Faribault cathedral.
Indians Will Attend.
Forty Sioux from ißirch Coulie and forty
Chlppewas from White Earth will attend
the burial of the bishop. Two of the
active pallbearesr -will be Indians now or
dained as ministers, one of them a Sioux
and the other a Chippewa. When Bishop
Whipple came to Minnesota these tribes
■were bitter enemiee.
Farlbaalt to Observe the Day.
The Faribault common council, at a
special meeting, passed resolutions of re
spect on the deaths of William McKinley
and Bishop Whipple. Mayor Ruge yes
rf. _j£^£ If'
terday issued a proclamation directing
that all public buildings be appropriately
draped in mourning until after the burial
of Bishop Whipple, and that all public
offices be closed from 2 to 4 p. m. Friday,
during the hours ol the funeral, and re
questing that all business houses be closed
during the same hours.
THIS TO BE SEE CITY
No Rule Requiring Bi»koi> i:«l*ull to
Go (v I'arittaull.
The seleecion of >ue a&i, city iv thfe
Episcopal church lies wirh the bishop.
Bishop Edsall having signified his inten
tion of residing in Minneapolis before
his succession to the Episcopacy of Min
nesota will undoubtedly select Minneapo
lis as the head city of the diocese. It ie
stated that the constituted vestry of any
church may offer its place of worship to
the bishop as the cathedral church and
he may so accept it.
It will then become the bishop's church
home when in the city, and will be the
place of worship for his family. As yet
no such tender has been made. A promi
nent churchman said to-day: "There is
no citjr in this country with the population
of Minneapolis that is not a see city."
Bishop Edsall will be relieved of his
duties as bishop of North Dakota at the
general convention in San Francisco. Then
by operation of law he will become the
bishop of Minnesota.
To Divide the Diocese.
The question of dividing the diocese,
making the division line between Minne
apolis and St. Paul, is being: agitated to
some extent in local church circles. It
is stated that although Bishop Edsall is
perfectly able to conduct the affairs of
the entire diocese of Minnesota, he will
find that his time is more than fully oc
cupied. It i« the general opinion of the
laity that this division will not be made
at the coming convention, although it
may later on.
A GOOD BEGINNING. ■:
Bank at Blooming Prairie,
Minn., Looted of Several
Special to The Journal.
Blooming Prairie, Minn., Sept. 18. —The
safe in the bank of J. C. Brainerd & Co.
was blown by cracksmen last night and
cash in bills and gold and silver of be
tween $4,000 and $5,000 taken.
The burglars entered through rear win
dows, which they broke out. Dynamite
was used on the Bate and it was blown
No one can be found who saw the men,
and to this time there is no clue. Offi
cers are here to begin pursuit and all
adjoining points have been wired and
instructed. It is believed the burglars
will be caught.
CHANGE OF NAME
Diocesan Council for Milwaukee In
Favor of 11.
Milwaukee, Sept. 18. —The Milwaukee
diocesan council of the Episcopal church
to-day adopted a memorial presented by
L. H. Morehouse, favoring the changing
of the name of the Protestant Episcopal
church to 'the American Catholic Church
of America." The question will come be
fore the general convention of the church
at San Francisco next month for final set
12 PAGES-FIVE OCLOCK.
TRIP TO CANTON
Buried in Emblems of Mourning, the Towr*
Receives the Precious Remains of
the Murdered President.
Militia-Guarded Casket Borne to the Court
house in the Presence of a Vast Throng
of Weeping Men and Women.
Canton,. Ohio, Sept. 18. —The body of
President McKinley arrived at noon. The
•casket was toorne to the courthouse amid
vast throngs of people, lining the streets
and packed within the courthouse square.
There it was deposited within the cen
tral chamber. President Roosevelt and
the members of the cabinet were the first
to pass by the bier, followed by the high
est officers of the army and navy, Senator
Hanna and many others high in public
life. Later the public was admitted to
the chamber and viewed the remains. Mrs.
McKinley and the relatives did not go to
the courthouse. She stood the trip fairly
well and soon after arriving, went to sleep
in the old home.
When the Train Arrived.
The sight was profoundly impressive as
the funeral train drew into the little ela
tion at Canton at exactly noon to-day.
All about the station and banked deep in
the surrounding streets were the friends
and neighbors of the martyred president,
while drawn up back of the station were
long lines of militia men at "present
arms." Immediately In the rear of the
station at the mouth of Tenth street was
Troop A of Cleveland, mounted on their
black chargers, keeping the entrance of
the line of march clear.
Solld Wall of People.
Up this street soldiers at intervals of
ten feet with difficulty restrained the sol
id wall ot people. Canton had suddenly
become a city of 100,000, and the entire
population was in the streets. The sta
tion itself was cleared, a coripany of sol
diers of the Eighth Ohio from Worcester
keeping the platform clear. Opposite over
the heads of acres of people on the wall
of a big manufacturing establishment was
an enormous shield 30 feet high with Mc-
Kinley's black-bordered picture in the
center. The local committee, headed by
ex-Secretary of State Wm. R. Day and
Judge Grant, was on tae platform. All
about were the black symbols of mourning.
The approach of the train was unher
alded. No whistle was blown, no bell
| was rung. In absolute silence it rolled
into the station. Even the black-hooded
locomotive gave no sound. There was*i
no panting of exhaust pipes. The energy
that brought it seemed to have been abso
lutely expended. At the first sight of the
train the people who had been waiting
there for hours were greatly affected.
Men and Women Weep.
Women sobbed and men wept. For a
full minute after it stopped no one ap
peared. Judge Day and his committee
moved slowly down the platform in front
of the line of soldiers to the catafalque
car and waited.
Suddenly Abner McKinley, in deep
black, his face tense and drawn, appeared
in the vestibule of the car next that con
veying the remains and a moment later
Dr. Rixey appeared, half carrying a frail
and broken form. It was Mrs. McKinley,
arrayed in the deepest mourning. Be
neath the heavy black veil she held her
handkerchief to her eyes and her slight
Gently she was lifted from the car, and
supported by Dr. Rixey and Abner Mc-
Kinley, was practically carried to a car
riage in waiting at the east end of the
station. The door of the carriage was
closed and Mrs McKinley was driven hur
riedly to her home on North Market
street, where she had left only two weeks
ago her distinguished husband in the full
vigor of manhood.
Removal of the Casket. .
Colonel Bingham, the president's aide,
then gave directions for the removal of
the casket from the car. The coffin was,
too large to be taken through the door,
and a broad window at the side was un
screwed and removed- While this was
Would Wreck Funeral Train
Mmw York Sun Spealal Smrvlcm *y ;.'. >' J
- Rochester", N. V., Sept. 18.—All agents on the Allegheny division of the Pennsyl
vania railroad received this important and highly sensational dispatch on Sunday,
night: ' ■ ■'■•"■' .
Men were seen tampering with the track near Isehua late to-night.
Instruct all trackmen to remain on duty until after the funeral train has
passed, -v.p . —Creighton, Superintendent.
i It is .believed that unarchists had perfected a plot to wreck the presidential fune-
r al train and . that they made the .attempt on Sunday night, acting upon - the incor
rect information regarding the time of its departure from Buffalo and probable, hour
of passing Isehua. Ischua is a small station in this state, fifty-seven miles from
Buffalo, on the Allegheny division of the Pennsylvania road. : Sunday night a number
of men were seen in the vicinity of Isehua placing obstacles on the track. The fact
was reported \to the Pennsylvania company by two men who witnessed the work of
the train ; wreckers in time to warn the . agent at s Ischua.;, The latter saw to it that
the obstructions were promptly removed. ; The Isehua agent saw the men at work when•
he approached the spot designated by his informants. The, train wreckers discovered
the agent before >he was close enough ■to get a view of their features and made good •
their escape. On the stretch between Fr'ankvllle and ; Olean .the 1 Washington t special;.
makes a speed of sixty miles an hour.. 'The anarchists chose • a point for their work,
"which would hay* made the wreck complete and; would Inevitably have destroyed *
lane number of live*. - •
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going on, the floral pieces inside were
carefully lifted out and placed upon the
ground at the side of the track. When all
was ready, the soldiers and sailors who
had accompanied the remains all the
way from Buffalo, emerged from the car
and took up their places. The soldiers
trailed their arms at their sides and the
sailors held their drawn cutlasses. Only
the body bearers were bareheaded and
Meantime President Roosevelt, with his
brother-in-law, Captain Cowles, of the
navy, in full uniform, at his side, had
descended from the car ahead of that
occupied by Mrs. McKinley. The mem
bers of the cabinet, Secretary Cortelyou,
Governor Nash, Lieutenant Governor
Caldwell and Judge Marshall J. Williams
of the supreme court, representing the
three branches of the state government
of Ohio, followed. The president was met
by Judge Grant of the reception commit
tee and the official party then moved to
the west of the station, where they formed
in line, with the president at the head.
All were uncovered.
The casket was then lifted through the
window and taken upon ihe shoulder*
of the body bearers.
At sight of the casket, now covered
only with the flag, tears flowed freely.
The sad procession was headed by Colonel
Bingham in full uniform, a bow of crepe
ai the hilt of his sheathed sword. Fol
lowing and immediately preceding the
casket was the local committee, headed
by Judge Day. Then came the soldiers
and sailors. Slowly they moved down tho
platform to the turn at the western end
of the station, where the procession and
As they reached the head of this line'
a clear drawn bugle call sounded a sil
very requiem. Before the president and
cabinet and the Ohio officials the coffin
was then borne to the hearse. When it
had been placed inside, the president and
the official party entered carriages Mean
time Admiral Dewey, Lieutenant General
Miles and the other high officers of the
army and navy who composed the guard
of honor, moved around the east side of
the station. They also entered carriages
and took their places in the larger pro
cession that was now forming. All were
attired in the full uniform of their ranks
They were fairly ablaze with gold lace.
The shrill notes of the bugle had given
the first sign to the waiting multitude out
side the station that the casket was ap
proaching. Instantly the long lines of
soldiers became rigid, standing at present
With Lowered Sahera.
The black horses of the Cleveland foop
immediately facing the station stood mo
tionless, their riders with sabres lowered.
Slowly through the entrance came the sol
diers and sailors with solemn tread, bear-
Ing aloft the flag covered coffin of the man
this city loved so well. As it came into
view a great sigh went up from the dense
throng. After the first glance many of
the men and women turned away to hide
their emotion, which they could not re
When the casket had been consigned to
the hearse, three mounted trumpeters
gave a signal for the melancholy proces
sion to move. A moment later the sound
of, "Nearer, My God, to Thee," floated
through the air as the Grand Army vet
erans with their band swung into Ifne and
took up the march towards the court
house. Through Tenth street and then to
Cherry and Tuscarawas the solemn pa
geant moved between solid masses of
people banked from curb to store front,
crowding the housetops and filling every
Great Cnrtaina of Mourning.
Turning into Market street, the main
thoroughfare of the city, the procession
moved under great curtains of mourning,
strung from building to building across
the street every hundred feet. A ma
jestically solemn spectacle was presented
as the procession neared the public
square in the center of the city. After
the Grand Army men came the Cleveland
troop in their brilliant uniforms of Aus
trian hussars, with tall bearskin shakos
topped by pom-poms of white. At the
hilt of every sword streamed a loaj
badge of crape and the tiny silk guidoa