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VOIi. Ii, NO. 2bL'.
HOOK. ISIjAND. Ilili.. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 1(5, 1901.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO THE CAPITAL
. HAS COMMENCED
AH That is Mortal of Presiden
McKinley En Route to
THE . SERVICES IN EPTTALO
Brief Religious Rites at the
burn House and the Pub
. BODY AT THE OUT HALL
Incidents of the So emn Sunday
in the City Where the Trag
Program of the Obsequies of
Yesterday Services ia morn
ing at Milbnrn home. Buffalo.
Remain taken to city hal', where
they reposed ia state iu after
Today Funeral cortege left
Buffalo at 8:46 a. m. for Wash
ington, which . will be reached
at 9 p. m.. when the body wil!
be taken to the White House.
Tuesday Remain' re mo Ted
to capitol at 9 a. m. where thej
will lie in state.
Wednesday Religious servi
ces in the rotunda of the capitol
at 12 o'clock noon. At 1 p. m
the body will be retained to the
faneral car and convey til to
Thursday Funeral train
reaches Canton at 11 a. m.,
where arrangements for the
final sepulture will be committed
to the charge of the citizens cf
Canton, under the direction of
a committee to be (elected by
the mayor of that city.
Buffalo. Sept. 16 The presidential
faneral train left the New York Central
station at 8:46 for Washington. The
bady of the late pef ilent was escort
ed from the city hall to the depot by
soldiers, marines and Grand Army
comrades. The street was lined with
thousands of people all nncovered.
The troops led ;be cortege, nfxt
came the members of the cabinet in
carriages followed by the hearse at
tended by the G. A. R and a company
of local military bringing up the rear
As ne procession passed EUicjtt
street it was met by a carriage bearing
President Roosevelt on his way from
Wilcox residence to the train. By his
orders the carriage stopped and with
bared head the new executive waited
'the pasiiog of his predecessor's funer
al cortege. '
Mr. McKinley Almost Prostrated.
Mrs. McKinley and other relative)
did not go to the city hall, but went
direct from the Milburn house to the
station. The journey was ia a car
riage, from the wiodows of which Mrs
Mckinley could see the emblem i of
mourning which affected her serious
ly, and when she stepped from the
carriage she would have fiilen but fjr
the support accorded her by Dr. Rixy
and Abner McKinley. Dr. Rixey gave
her a tonlo and believes she will be!
able to stand the strain of the state
ceremonial at Washington.
The train was mads up of seven
Pullmans drawn by two locomotives i
An engine precedes the train 15 min
utest to keep the track clear. No stops
will ba made except to change engines.
Buffalo, Sept. 10. Thia" morning a"
eial train bearing the president,
pubinet, Mrs. McKinley, the family and
tlii? distinguished personages associ
ated with the McKinley administra
tinn, started with the body of the late
president to Washington. The body
will be taken to the White House for
the night, and tomorrow morning It
will be formally conveyed to the ro
tunda of the Capitol, where the state
.cremouies will occur and the body
will He in state until tomorrow night,
when it will be taken to the railway
ami at, s p. m. start for Canton. O.
1 1 we it will lie until Thursday, when
it will be buried in the family lot.
liunaio. kept. 1G. Yesterday the
mournful pageant which Is to accom
pany the murdered president from the
eity of his death to the city of his tri
umphs was begun. The cabinet, after
conferring with the family of the last
president, decided upon a state fuueral
at Washington. It wa also decided to
hold a service at the Milburn home, at
11 n. m. yesterday and allow the body
to I f in state Iu the city hall here yes
terday afternoon. In accordance with
this programme yesterday a gray and
cheerless day the whole city, nearly,
collected on the streets around the Mil
Notables Arrive at the House.
Major General John It. Brooke, de
partment commander of the east, who
was personully in command of all the
fori::; participating In the fscort, ar
rived at 10 h. iu. With him were his
aides aud a half score of other officers,
loiter the members of the cabinet.
Governor Odell. the foreign commis
sioners to the Pan-American exposi
tion. Senator Ilanna. Judge Day. II. II.
Kohlsaat. and maoy other friend of
the ilcad president arrived and entered
the house of death.
President Roosevelt Come.
It was Just eight minutes before the
oiK'iiing of the service when a covered
barouche drove up to the house, bring
ing President Roosevelt and Air. and
Mrs. Wilcox at whose home re Is a
guest. He was immediately admitted,
those iu waiting at the door making a
lane for his entrance. As the presi
dent passed within the house and the
services were about to ".(eln the long
line of soldiers and sailors swung In
columns of fours into Delaware ave
nue and formed In battalion front
along the beautiful thoroughfare op
posite the house and immediately fac
ing It. On the extreme left were the
regulars, on the riirht the sailors and
marines. In the center the national
Guardsmen. They stood at parade
rest, with colors lowered, each flag
wound about Its staff and bound wlUi
WHERE TUB NATION'S DEAD LAV
Scene In Ike Reo iu in Which Ills friends
Saw Him for the Last Time.
Then outside the hou.-e there was a
half hour of silence and waiting. With
in the house of death was win un
speakable. . In the drawing room to
the right of the hall the dead chieftain
jxvas stretched upon his bier. - His head
was to the rising sun. He was dressed
as he always was in life. The black
frock coat wa buttoned . across the
breast. - He looked as millions of his
conntryuoen have seen him. save for
one thing. me nine iauj;e iu iu
Loyal legion, the only decoration he
ever wore, which was always In the
left lapel of his coat, was miss-'-,..
And those who remarked It sie.. of
it. and after the bedy was taken to
the city hall the little badge which he
prized through life was placed again
where it had always been.
The family had bid adieu to Its dead
before the others arrived. Mrs. Mc
Kinley, the poor, grief-crushed widow,
had been led into the chamber. " . ner
1 ....I... r. n T It- Ilrni- liial Clt
awhile alone with him who had sup-
ported and comforted her through all
their years of wedded lire. Hut
though her supiort was gone she bad ;
not brokeu down. Dry -eyed, slie gazed ,
upon him and fondled his face. She
did not seem to realize that he vni '.
dead. Then" she was led av"
Itixey and took up her osition at the
'lead of the stairs. Where she could
hear the services. Mrs. Ilobart. the
widow of the vice president during Mr. ;
McKinley' ft.yt term: Mr. Lafayette,
Mi-Williams, of Chicago; Miss Barber.
Miss Mary Barber, and Dr. Rixey re
ma Inod with her there.
The friends and public associates of
the dead president all had opportunity ;
to view the remains before the service .
lesan. Including the iiiciiiImts of the
binct. Senator Hauna. who had
fairlv worshiped his dead friend for
years, entered the room, out urn not
approach the casket.' His face was
set like an iron-willed man who would
not let down the barriers of his pricf. '
The senator sjtoke to no one. His
eyes were vacant. He passed through
he throng and seated himself lehind
Governor Odell. sinking far down Into
Ms chair and resting his head upon his
hand. During all the service that fol- .
lowed he did not stir. '
Just before 11 o'clock President
Roosevelt entered. Every one rose,
eicept Ilanna: he was too over.
whelmed with grief to know what was
going on. The president made nis
way to his place, and a minute later
stepped forward to take a look at the
face of the dead. He Mowed ins neaa
and looked down upon the man whoso
burden and responsibility he had taken
up. Long he gazed, standing immov
able pave for a twitching of the ma
cles of the chin as he labored, with
heavy breath, to repress his emotion.
At last he stepped back.
FUNERAL SERVICES AND PAGEANT .
Ceremony Ia Simple Senator Hanna s
Lone Last Look at His Friend.
Col. Bingham, the aid to the presi
dent, standing at the side of the loyal
Cortelyou, glanced In the direction of
Rev. Charles Edward Locke, of the
Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal
church, who was to conduct the ser
vice. The signal was given and there
welled out from the unll the leautlful
words of -Lead, Kindly Light." sung
by a quartette. . It was President Me-
Continued on Page Six.
WAR IU SOUTH AFRICA
Gives John Bull Most Trouble Just
- at PresentEffect of Kitch
SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SMALL
But the Burgher Forces Are Being
Ground DownQuestion of
Sept. 10. Next to the at
tack on the president and the suppres
sion of anarchy the subject one hears
most in people's mouths Is the war in
South Africa Of courso Interest cen
tered in Lord Kitchener's proclama
tion, which, it was considered, would
surely bring matters to n head if any
thing would. Yesterday the time giv
en to the Boers still in the Held ex
pired. While the leaders seem still
determined to tight to the last gasp,
the proclamation has evidently had
some effect, judging from late surren
ders, though, strauge to say. the great
majority of those who have given
themselves up have been unarmed
men. We are told nothing of what
has become of their arms and ammu
Kdltorlal Views of the Matter.
As to the probable eflect of the
proclamations opinions vary- For in
stance. The Morning Port considers
that it was not so much meant to in-
President Roosevelt's First Proclamation.
Cry TKRBIBLE bereavement has befallen our people. The president of the United States has been struck
l-l down, a crime committed not only against the chief magistrate, but against every law abiding and
J liberty loving citizen.
President McKinley crowned a life of largest love for his fellow-men, of most earnest endeavor for
their welfare, by a death of christian fortitude; and both the way in which he lived his life and the way in
which, in the supreme hour of trial, he met his death, will remain forever a precious heritage of our
It is meet that we, as a nation, express our abiding love and revere no i for his life, our deep sorrow
tot, 'is untimely death.
'ow, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, president of the United States of America, d uppoict Thurs
day' t. Sept 19, (the day on which the bady ot the dead president will bi laid in its earthly resting
place) a day of mourning and prayer throughout the United State?.
I earnestly recommend all the people to assemble on that day in tbeir respective places of divine
J worship, there to bow down in submission to the will of Almighty God,
homage of love aid reverence to
In witness whereof I have
By the President: JOHN HAY, Secretary of State.
duce surrenders as- to pave the way
for more drastic treatment of the
Koers in the field. The Hally Tele
graph, discussing the latest returns of
captures ami surrenders, thinks there
an- many signs that the finish of the
desultory and irregular conflict is not
far. off. and that the coming into opcr
J of Lord Kitchener's proclaina
appears to be casting a shadow
Bed need 3.000 In Six Weeks.
Six weeks ago the number of Boers
in the held wa estimated at 12.(MM.
In that time there have been over
;K:.fMi accounted for iu captures. ur
renders and casualties. Judging from
these The Daily Chronicle thinks it
possible that there may be a rush of
surrenders on the last days of grace.
On the other hand, it is unlikely that
the majority of lhe rank and file of
the Iloers yet know anything of the
terms of the proclamation.
Will Jnst Wear Out the Boers.
The Daily Iraphic argue that even
dissecting the latest returns from the
front, there Is little evidence that it
lina nnv cenersl effect mxin the Koers:
-.. Ka itfith Im nisiu rf flu. Ill arn I
. I ut: ii inn i -1 laitai cu.'.--i v. a... ... . v.
desperate men who have nothing to
light for but their lives, and Engl.ind
work of hunting them down until tin
war automatically ends for want of
warriors. The Daily Mall Is of the
same opinion. It says: "We can
not expect the srrujrgle to come to it
sudden end. but to peter slowly out by
the tedious process of attrition and ex
haustion of the Boer forces.
Mystery of the Ammunition.
Their ammunition ought to, have
been exhausted long ago. everif ex
traordinary precautions were taken te
provide an mormons stock of war ma
terial before the opening of hostilities.
It has been suspected In military cir
cles for a long time that rifles, ammu
nition and other supplies have been
smuggled Into Delagoa Bay and se
cretly delivered to the Boers, and tin
seizure of large quantities of contra
band of war in rortng"ese territory
tends to explain the marvelous' abil
ity of the guerrillas to continue fight
ing when every base of military sup
plies has been closed.
Dnke and Duchess at Qnele
Quebec. Sept. Hi. The royal yacht
i)pbir. accompanied by the escort of
battleships, arrived at a iolnt twelve
miles beiow the city yesterday after
lioon. The boats anchored there for
the night. Tb?y will come up to the
city on the schedule time todav.
HAVE NO USE FOR HIM.
Convict Who Was Pardoned After Serving
Han mis aeaience.
Byron, Mk-h.. Sept. 1. Mrs. Robin
son, wife of Thomas S. Robinson, the
convict who was released on parole aft
er serving twelve years of .a twenty
five years sentence for assaulting one
of his young daughters, lives with her
daughter, Mrs. Ella Scoble. four miles
from this village. Mrs. Robinson is at
present visiting a son who lives near
Linden. Mrs. ScobIe, 1 when inter
viewed, said: T have uot seen my
father since he was paroled. Although
be has been In the neighborhood I don't
think he has seen my mother, or made
any overtures toward a reconciliation.
-Would jour mother forgive him?
"Why. yes." was the reply. "Mother
would forgive him. of course, for it
would "be her duty as a Christian to do
fo. but I know she would never live
with him again. She and all of tho
children fear him."
PLAN OF PAYMENT
OF OCTOBER INTEREST
Washington, Oct. 16 The secre
tary of the treasury announces that
the October interest pavment,
amounting to $4 700.000, will be
made by mailing the checks today
for registered interest and by the
giving of orders to the various assist
ant treasurers to pay the interest
coupons for October on presentation,
The secretary of the treasury to
day purchased fl.590.0U0 of long
term 4 per cent oonos at 14U. and
a thousand short 4'a at $1,183,429
the great and good president, whose death has smitten the nation with
hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the city of Wahiosion the fourteenth day of September, A. D. one thousand
nine hundred and one, ftcd of the Independence of the United Slates the bundled and
CZOLGOSZ U TRIAL
Case of President's Assassin Pre
sented tj Grand Jury at
IS TAKIN UP THIS MORS IK G
Number of Witnesses on Hand
Prepared to Offer Their
BaffaV, Sept. 16 The casa of
Czolgosz was presented to the grand
jury this morning and a number of
witnesses were present for examina
tion. ATTACK NOT
Other Side of the Ca-e Atalnit tha
Holders I'nton Blen.
. , . xa'a.a,fcw. .'tai. .. , irim in ... .
llnhTr!?Jyilnhnrt. of lhe Policy Holders' Na-
tional Union, who, wiiii the secretary.
V. B. Walker, was arrested on
Thursday on 'charges of conspiracy
and obtaining money under false pre
tense, was busy last week securinj:
statements from his patrons and
agents, who. as he expressed It,
"were industrious enough to keep a
contract. This attack on us was not
unexpected." said Minchart. "We are
securing the cancellation every day ol
from S40.000 to 50.000 of insurance In
wildcat" coniDanies. and we believ
they are back of all this. We know
they have beeu after us in the past.
"They have tried t secure quo war
ranto proceedings. Assistant State'
Attorney Sprogle went through ev
erything at our request, and declared
there was not the sllghest ground foi
action, either in our' plans or meth
ods. They sought to compel us t
open our ltooks. but we beat them at
that, aud In all cases hitherto the man
agers of the wildcat comnanics were
back of it."
Mrs. Kooeevelt uroit to Washington
New York, Sept. 16 Mrs. Uoose
velt, accompanied by her on I ho
doro. left Oyster Bay this iiiO.Lirjj for
DO HOT ALL RESUME!
Some of the Mills of the Steel
Strike District Fail to
MABT OF MEN DISPLEASED
Terms of Settlement Not Satis
fac tory and Threaten to
Pittsburg, Sept. 16. There was no
general resumption of work at the
steel mills in this district today with
the exception of McKeesport and
Demler, where most of the old men
returned to work. But few strikers
reported for duty today. None has
been officially notified
that the strike
is off or of the terms of settlement
Much dissatisfaction exists, miny
declaring they will continue the
strike. The plants of the American
Steel Hoop company at Youngstown.
Girard, Niles, Warren and Pomeroy,
Ohio, and Greenville, Pa., resumed
operations this morning.
New York. Sept. 10. The great
steel strike, which began on June T.O,
was brought to an end at a conference
held Saturday lietween the leaders of
the Amalgamated Association and otli
eers of the subsidiary companies of the
and to pay out cf full hearts their
Fnited States' Steel Corporation. An
agreement was signed, under which
the men will return to work in the
mills that have beeu idle at once. The
announcement was made at the office
in this city of the American Tinplate
company, where the conference was
held. The full terms of the settlement
were not divulged, and it was an
nounced that this was in aceorddanee
with an agreement lief ween the parties
to the conference, to the effect that no
statement would be made until Pres
ident Shaffer, of the Amalgamated As
sociation, issued his order to the men
to return to work.
Trnst Gave Jio Concessions.
ir was learned. However, from an
authoritative source that no conces
sions were made by the Fnited States
Steel Corporation. It was also learned
that the Amalgaiiited Association gave
up its right lo control in the following
nulls: The Crescent. Irondale. Chester,
ctar. Monongahcla, 1 eiumler and Mon
esseu mills of the American Tinplate
company: the Canal Dover. Hyde
Park. Old Meadow. Saltsburg. Dewees
Wood and Wellsville mills of the Amer
ican Sheet Steel company: tho Painter.
McCutcheon and Clark mills of the
American Hoop company; the .Toliet
and Milwaukee mills of the Federal
Sieel company and all of the mills of
the American Tube company.
THE RACE PROGRAM
FOR AMERICA'S CUP.
New York. Sept. 16 The chal
lenge committee of the New York
Yacht club is in conference with rep
resentatives of the Royal Uleter Yacht
club to decide the first race for Amer
ica's enp to take place September 26.
ENGLAND'S ROYAL PAIR.
Given Great Ovation on Arrival In oe
beo. Quebec, Sept. 16 Amidst boom
ing cannon and whistling of hundreds
of vessels the duke and duchess of
York arrived here today on schedule
time. The arrival was witnessed by
tie largest crowd ever in the city.
After the royal aalcte all the vessels
half masted the stars and stripes in
respect to McKinky.
Postofflce Observances of Thursday.
Washington, Sept 16. Acting
Postmaster General Shallcnberger to
day issued an order closing all post
offices Thursday after 10 a. in.
INCENDIARY IS ABROAD.
of lite Victims Is Warned of a Burn
ing- to Come.
SeoJtsburg. Iud.. Sept. 10. The
home of Archie Shields, live miles west
of here, burned Saturday night. Sept 7,
with Its contents, and two days- latei
Shields found on his wall a letter
warning him to get his barn off tin
farm within a week or it would 1m
ournea. tnieui nought the farm a
year ago. and all the parties to the
sale were not satisfied, it is said.
Kdward Klakely was arrested on the
charge of having set tire to the Shield.
home, but Ayas acquitted for lack ol
evidence. lie has filed suit against th
Kev. c. II. Barth for $3,000 for false
urresr. The house and barn of John
Parks, two miles north of here, burned
vteuiiesaay nigur. me family was
away and nothing was saved.
CAME NEAR LYNCHING.
OIU l ii Ion Veteran Who Said II Was Glad
McKinley Was Dead.
. C hicago. Sept. i'. Surrouudcd by a
1 1,10 some ortne members or wnicii
r . . - . . . ....
carried ropes and threatened lynching.
Aaron Klliott, an old Union soldier aud
a pensioner, was dragged from his
home to the band stand in Court House
square at Oregon. Ills.. Saturday night
and made to apologize for expressions
of pY'.-isnre over the death of Presi
dent McKinley. Elliott's age alone
probably saved him from more severe
treatment at the hands of the mcb.
He was taken to the stand, where on
bended knees and in the presence of
1 tKH) people. Je publicly asked forgive
ness for his utterance.
"O. Father above," he cried, with
uplifted hands and voice trembling
from fright, '-forgive me for what I
raid: Forgive these people for bring
ing me here. I did not mean to say
he words, and did not mean to have
them taken -a my sentiment!. I a:
Kerry." This sntisnd the crowd, and
the man was allowed to go home.
AVhen the news of the president's
death Avas received it is said that El
liott declared: "I am glad of it, for it
will end the liquor traffic."
What especially irritated his neigh
bors was the fact that Elliott, a few
years ago. received aliout $2,000 in
back pension from the government.
Further, he receives a monthly pension
of $24. That the leneti iary of such
generosity on the part of the govern
ment should seem to rejoice over the
assassination of the nation's executive
was too much for the Oregon popula
tion. JAMES YOUNGER VERY ILL.
One of the Noted Bandits Iladly Hurt by a
Fall from a Wagon.
St. Paul.. Minn., Sept. 10. Janiei
Younger, the om-e-noted bandit, is very
seriously ill ivt the iity hospital. A
couple of weeks ago. while driving
through the country near North Branch
on a business trip Younger was thrown
from his wagon anil received severe
bruises about the back. Younger car
ries a numlier of "bullets in his body
one of which is believed to be lodged
near where the back was injured, anil
his physicians are fearful that total
paralvsis may ensue.
He received medical treatment at ma
home until Saturday, when the ca
became so serious that he was removed
to the hospital. .Tames Younger and
his brother Coleman bad been serving
a life sentence for complicity in the
raid upon the Xorthfield bank, but
were released on parole last July.
The entire National Guard of Ohio
will attend the funeral of the late pres
ident at Canton.
Twins were born in a railway pas
senger car last ween m l- rancc
1 he queen or Holland hopes to be a
mother in December.
In an interview Editor Stead de-
clares that the British people will soon
be righting for their bread.
A Brooklyn man received a message
written on an egg, and it led to his
Henry Smith, a colored burglar, es
caped from Hyde Park (Chicago, police
station while the lock-up keeper slept
Sarah Bernhardt has commissioned
Maurice Hewlett to write her a new
Grace Wilson, a young Chicago girl.
grieved and stirred by President Mc
Kinley's death, committed suicide.
Jacob Fcntz. a deaf-mute, aged 21
was killed near mil urove, t., by a
The presidency of the Southern Pa
eitic is said to have been offered to J.
General E. II. Hobson. president of
the Mexican War Veterans associa
tion, died at Cleveland, O., of heart
failure, aged 77.
Owing to the death of President Mc
Kinley, the managers of the New York
state fair closed the fair.
A statue erected in honor of John
Ericsson, the Swedish engineer, was
unveiled at Stockholm, Saturday.
Well-informed life insurance men of
Cleveland say that President McKin
ley carried from SIOO.OOO to f200,000
on his life.
The international yacht race will be
postponed until after the president's
Charles Both and William Bund, la
borers, are dead at Topekn. Kan., as a
result of gas asphyxiation, caused
while repairing a Santa Fe oil tani
Shortstop Shugart, who was expelled
from the American League far strik
ing Umpire Haskell at Washington,
has been reinstated.
The will of the late Herman O. Ar
mour, of New York, who died a few
days ago, disposes of property esti
mated at over $ 2,250.000.
More Boers Arrive at Tucker's Island.
Hamilton. Bermuda. Sept. 16. The
British transport Montrose landed on
Tucker's island Saturday 932 Boers
and thirty-seven Cape rebel convicts.
The prisoners include a brother of ex
President Steyn. the former secretary
oT the Orange Free State, and othei
prominent generals. ......
THE NEW CHIEF
Hi FIHST ACTS
The Simple Ceremony by Which
POLICY IS PLAINLY STATED
Issues a Proclamation Setting
Forth Thursday as Me
Crushed By National Calamity He
Has No Plans as
Roosevelt Reaffirms His
Buffalo, Sept. 16 Yesterday
President Roosevelt gathered
together some of his friends and
those members of the cabinet
who are here to give to them
such advice as he had already
formulated for the conduct of
public affairs and his own policy
during the incumbency of office.
In no sense are they divergent
from what has been understood
as McKinley's policy.
Buffalo, Sept. 10. Theodore Roose
velt, who Saturday was tragically ele
vated to the chief magistracy of the
American repubic by the death of Pres
ident McKii.ley, entered this city of
mourning Saturday afternoon after a
remarkable ai;d perilous jouirey from
the heart of the north woods. He had
been president under the constitution;
and law of the land since the minute
the m-irfyred president ceased to live.
All the duties and powers of the of-
lice had devolved upon him, but he was
as powerless as the humblest citizen to
exercise one of them until he had taken
the prescribed oath. He took that
oath at 3:30 p. m. Saturday in- the li
brary of the residence of Ausley Wil
cox, a personal friend with whom he
stopped earlier in the week.
Present at a Historical Ceremony,
There were present when he swore
to the oath SSecretarles Root, Hitch
cock, Eong, Wilson and Postmaster
General Smith; Senator Chauncey M.
Pepew, f New York; Judge of the
Court of Appeals Haight; John N.
Scatberd; Mr. and Mrs. Ansley Wilcox;
Miss Wilcox; George 1. Sawyer; Doc
tors Mann. Park and Stockton; Mr. and
Mrs. Carlton Sprague; Mr. and Mrs.
John G. Milburn; Secretary to tne
President William Eoeb, Jr.; the sec
retary to the deceased president,
George B. Cortelyou; Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Carey: R. C. Scatherd; J. I.
Sawyer and William Jeffers, official
telegrapher, in addition to Judge John
R. Hazel, of the United States district
court, who administered the oath.
Was a Most Affecting Seene.
The scene was a most affecting one.
The new president had just come
from the 'Milburn house, where his pre
decessor lay cold in death. Overcome
by the deep personal sorrow he felt,
in his characteristically impulsive way
he had gone first to the house of
mourning to offer his condolence and
sympathy to the broken-hearted wid
ow. Secretary Root, who twenty years
ago had been present at a similar scene
when Arthur took the oath after the
death of another president who fell a
victim to an assassin's bullet, almost
broke down when he requested Roose
velt, on behalf of the members of the
cabinet of the late president, to take
the prescribed oath. There was not a
dry eye in the room.
NO CHANGE IX NATIONAL FOLICV.
New President Fleds-ea Himself to
Same Course as McKinley.
The new president was visibly shak
en, but he controlled himself, and
when he lifted bis hand to swear it
was as steady as though carved lit
marble. With the deep solemnity of
the occasion full upon him he an
nounced to those present that his aim
would be to be William McKinley's
uccessor in deed as well as in name.
Deliberately he proclaimed it in these
"In this hour of deep and terrible
national bereavement I wish to state
that it shall be my aim to continue
absolutely, without variance, the policy
of President McKinley for the peace
and prosperity of our beloved coun
The great far-reaching significance
of this pledge to continue the policy
of the dead president, announced at
the very threshold of a new govern
mental regime, profoundly Impressed
his hearers, and President Roosevelt's
first step after taking the oath was In
line with its redemption. His first act .
was to ask the members of the cabi
net to retain their portfolios in order to
aid him to conduct the government on
lines laid down my him whose policy
he had declared he would uphold.
Such an appeal was not to be resisted,
and every member of the cabinet, in
cluding Secretary of State Hay and
Secretary of the Treasury Gage, who
were communicated with in Washing
ton. havi4 agreed for the present, at
leasUta retain their several portfolios.
Whales are never found In the gulf