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Wall-st. was busy yesterday putting en mourning. This picture shows J. Plerpont
Morgan ' 8 offices md the Un ' ted Etates Assa y office.
Remarkable tributes t<
THE memory of M'KIXLEY.
.< (Cbpyri^it; 1901: By The New York Tribune.)
London. Sept. 1 ( >. 1 a. m.— Dead March
a "Saul" was played in hundreds of English
parches yesterday while the worshippers rev
trestly stood and honored the memory of Presi
jest McKinle> . Westminster Abbey was the
exception to the rule, owing to *.-ie absence <>f
tt regular organist, but the preacher at the
awning service, the Rev. J. H. Cardwell,
jpened the sermon with an impressive reference
<j> the tragic ending of a noble life and the
asm of inspiration in that life which had been
iiscloeed in the President's religious faith dur
«g bis closing hours. The Abbey was thronged
«th American tourists, and they were deeply
touched by the preacher's simple but eloquent
Bftote to the President. Canon Henderson.
the new vicar of St. Margaret's. Westminster.
noted his sermon with expressions of English
ij-mpathy with America and appreciative com
ants upon the President's life and character,
SJS closed it with a thoughtful discussion of the
auses of anarchism and remedies for the evil
tendencies of modern life and society. At the
tad of the service Handel's Dead March was
flayed while the congregation stood. While
Dean Bradley is out of London and arrange
rents had not been completed, it is probable
Cit "a memorial service will be held in the Ab
\<*, on the day of the President's burial. There
•*-!••! similar service in St. Paul's Cathe
dral,' but the Westminster clergy . are rightly
-..:.. that nothing would please the Ameri
an people bo much as the opening of the Abbey
! - a Fp<»cial service on that day. which could b«
tittu&i : by the diplomatic corps and a great
concourse of Englishmen and Americans.
.The news columns of to-day's press contain
evidence that the President's memory was hon
met 'yesterday in English and Nonconformist
awilli n alike. Nearly every sermon had some
reference to the President's death, and sympa
ay for America was universally expressed. The
V-.->; pulpits In City Road and elsewhere
were occupied mainly by American delegates to
He Ecumenical Conference, who laid stress upon
lit President's unaffected piety and goodness.
More impressive than pulpit homilies on an
uthism and the growing evils of social restlese
t*es\ envy and discontent was the reverent
ftsasge of hundreds of congregations, while the
I Dead March was played. This requiem was
the sympathetic voice of the churches yesterday,
;is it v.as when Queen Victoria died. At many
thurches the congregation, before beginning ser
| rtres, sang the beautiful hymn, "Nearer, My
• lot, to Thee," from which the President before
; • died Quoted two lines. English hearts have
{ Ma touched by the knowledge that this hymn
j <as the favorite one of President McKinley.
i been Victoria was very fond of the first verse.
•i the hymn has consequently always had
I Sjadsl significance for worshippers In this coun
*7. ¦:".:¦:-, ';.V;-i
| A painful Incident occurred at St. David's
•stca, Merthyr. Wales, yesterday morning.
5* Rev. Arthur Wykes, while referring to the
:. of Prudent McKinley. was so much over
ctee that he swooned in the pulpit and had to
** taken home."
I The American Embassy was open throughout
-- day. and the entire staff was present. Mes
£?es were received from every quarter of the
United Kingdom and the Continent. Mr. Choate
j ¦sotted the spontaneous demonstration of re
) tpect and sympathy for America as unparal
j *W in magnitude, warmth and sincerity. Hi
ttpects to sail for America in October, possibly
¦ thf- same ship with Lord Pauncefote.
Most of this morning's newspapers appear in
burning. Column aft' column is devoted to
*» topic, the death of President McKinley and
°* suecesßion of Mr. Roosevelt. Telegraphic
patches are published showing how the whole
t-vflized world mourns with America, and lead
fc* articles pay eloquent tributes to the sterling
tt»Utl«j C the murdered President in his' pri-
v ii* as In his public life.
' A « Parliament is not sitting, there can be no
forma: expression of the feeling of the Peers
Hd'tbe C nmons of the United Kingdom, and
*> the circumstances it is hoped that, as a
I I*c:al and striking means of displaying Brit
i Eympathy at the state funeral, the King
.^take advantage of the opportune arrival
I* the Duke of Cornwall in Canada to appoint
J **> j representative of the Court of } St.
| font? at the public ceremonials in Washing-
I *•"!-.. People here feel certain that the Cana-
I «mi would not grudge a partial dislocation of
I "^ r own arrangements.
I «*..':>• Continental journals express alarm' at
I•» accession to power of Mr. Roosevelt,' and
"en in this country there Is some anxiety as
Iv B course that he will adopt. It la noted,
I vl**" with great satisfaction, that in the
I y firs? moment of. his assumption of office be
* 01[ occasion to >:X}, r -' his determination to
I .<J*ti3ue president McKhiley'a policy.
I 1. X. F.
,k*"<. f-,t lE-Bl«hop : Hurst, of Washington,
»\ «K|« of the gat.- 8 to the Methodist Ecu
jr*- '^,1, ,er .-, now In Be ' slon In London, wac
evenly m to-night at the- Hotel Cecil.
Nfci''i., : ;Shoulton. of Washington, who M at
,^* Wm, cays his condition Is not necessarily
Paris. Sept. 15.— The tragic d^ath of President
McKinley seems to have prompted even more
Miing.-nt precautions in connection with the
0 lanftag of Emperor Nicholas ther. were con
templated last week. For instance, in the
squares and streets of Rheims, through which
•he imperial procession will pass, absolute!}
no spectators will be allowed. The sidewalk*
will be occupied by troops. A glimpse of the
Czar will be only obtainable from window
along the line of march, and the occupants ot
these must be acceptable to the police.
Similar measures will be enforced ;it Com
piegne, and the town will belong to ;he polii .-•
and not to the Inhabitants for the time. Noth
ing but the terrible end of Mr. M< Kinley would
have induced the citizens to submit to these
drastic steps.
A Marseilles dispatch announces the avr?i-;
there last evening of eight Anarchists, Italians
and Spaniards. Including Prudtnti, one of the
chiefs of the Mafia *nd a friend of Urep< 1 and
I A number of Russian political detectives hay.
been distributed in Dunkirk, Compiegne, Rhelma
-<nd the large cities where anarchist groups cx
i:". Several anarchists are also said to have
bet-n arrested on arriving at Rbeims. They will
be % fcept in custody until the Russian Emperor
has departed. A similar fate awaits numbers "f
[Russian and Polish revolutionaries, against
jwhom no listinct charge can be made, but who
will nevertheless be detained upon plausible pre
texts duririß the fetes.
On the final day of the manoeuvres, and on re
view day, the knapsacks, cartridge pouches and
arms of all soldiers present will be carefully in
spected in the early morning to prevent the pos
sibility of the use of ball cartridge.
Warships arrived at Dunkirk to-day and took
up ftat:on«» in the. roads.tea.cl. The town Ii Rl
ready filling with visitors.
The "Matin" says It learns that Emperor
Nicholas hae finally decided not to visit Pari?.
The "Patrie" publishep a dispatch from Mar
seille& asserting that the sensational arrests
made th»-re by thr- police yesterday frustrated
a plot to nssfiPFinate the Czar.
The morning papers announce that, out of re
*;<¦<-• for Mr. McKinley, everything of a festive
Character will be omitted from the public pro
grHir.mo in connection with the visit uf Empi-rui
Berlin, Sept. 15. — "Cologne Gazette" as-
Berts that all anarchist meetings have been for
bidden in Germany since yesterday, and that all
anarchist clubs will be closed.
It also declares that the chief anarchist cen
tres In Germany have for some time maintained
a lively correspondence with the principal anar
chist organizations In the United States.
Buffalo, Sept. »— An impressive and pa
thetic incident occurred to-day while the body}
of the President was lying in the Milburn house.;
The body was in the rear room on th- J
second floor, and after it had been prepared
by the undertaker for removal, Abner McKin-j
ley went up to look on the face of his brother.!
For several moments he stood silently by th(
side of the coffin looking down into the face
of the one he loved, the boy with whom he had
played, the man he had revered and respected,
and now the dead President for whom the great
nation mourned.
The form In the coffin was dressed in the con
ventional frock coat, but as Abner McKinley
looked down on it he discovered that the button
of the Loyal Legion was not there. Always,
through the years since the organization was
formed, the President had worn it. He was a
member of the Loyal Legion, he had earned his
place on the honorable roster of the nation's
heroes, earned It on the battlefield, and he wort
it with the pride of an American citizen, ii
was much to be President of the United States.
the Chief Executive of the great Union, but it
was more in the heart of patriotic William Mi-
Kinley to have been one who fought for the
preservation of that Union, and this simple little
button meant much to him.
Abner McKinley. shaken with grief, turned
away from the coffin and approached one of th.
attendants, saying:
"The button of the Loyal Legion is not in my
brother's coat.- Why was it omitted?"
The attendant did not know. He only knew
that he had placed on the dead President such
garments as had been given to him; and th
iittle button was not in the coat that had been
given to him for the President's burial. Silently
and quickly the attendant was sent to the room
where the body had been prepared for burial
in<! there was found the coat that he had worn
on the day he was shot. In the lapel was the
button, which was removed and tenderly placed
In its accustomed place on the breast of the
great man who had worn it so proudly in his
life. .;';,;-¦
As the ceaseless throng filed into the City Hall
later in the day to look on the placid features
of the President, hundreds of Grand~Army men
saw. and understood, as none others could, th.
meaning of the Email button in the dead hero's
:-.>at. g . . ¦¦:¦:¦¦ .;¦: ¦- \
September 23 a personally conducted tour to Cali
fornia'and the Grand Canon of Arizona will' Lave
New York by »peclar Pullman train via Pennsyl
vania railroad. 1186 round trip.— Advt. |
Broadway, smith of Ann-st.. showing the draperies nf the St. Paul Building and the
National Park Bank.
Washington, Sept. 15. — Among public men In
Washington there is no fear that President
Roosevelt will signalize his succession to the
chief office in the republic by any act that does
not comrort with the dignity and high honor of
the prer«t position, or that he will deviate in the
least from the course mapped out by his prede
cessor. Republican leaders absolutely rely upon
his serict and rigid adherence to well matured
party policies, and feel that the clearly defined
purposes of the party will be quite as much his
guide as they were to the large touted and far
sishted statesman whose death all the world la
mourning to-day. Even the few Democratic
members of Congress now tn Washington ex
press the cr.nfid. at belief that the new President
it; every essential detail will follow the lines
marked out by the nearly five years of the Mr-
Kmley administration.
So confident is everybody capable of Judging
the situation that President Roosevelt will In
troduce no important changes into his admin
istration that little speculation is being indulged
in on the subject of his Cabinet. It is pertinent
to observe that many of the persons be»t ac
quainted with the new President believe that h
v\ill induce every member of the existing Cab
inet to continue in the discharge of the duties
intrusted by the martyred McKinley for an in
definite perioi. Snme well Informed persons
even go further, and say that the new President
will not even call a special gesofeffl of the flenaU
to advi 1^ with 'ilm on appointments, foreign af
falrs. etc., as \\n» done by both the Vl<v--Prpsl
tents who succeeded to the first place u»id*-r
• ¦nndltlons similar to those which have thrown
the White House doors open to Mr. Rormevelt.
This feeling of security in Washington is so
strong and widespread that men of large affairs
are not discussing the probability of any rhsnffl
of policy or administration that will affect either
the country's business or its international rela
In support of this view of the matter M is
point, d out that, while President Roosevelt, lUu
all masterful and dominating men, has manj
notable and strong characteristics, still he dis
plays, these only In his private acts, and thai in
none of the various public stations he has filled
In the last twenty years has he disclosed ?h'
¦lightest disposition to be erratic or self-willed
except on the side of honesty, cleanliness . i r i ¦ I
the obvious welfare of th- people.
Moreover, It is also pointed out, as a fact ot
•..;t significance, that during the last campalga
i,e was th<- chosen and trusted spokesman of
the Republican party. He made three hundred
or more speeches in all parts of the country.
md, though the vigilant Bryanite managers ex
.••¦•cfed he would make a "break." not once dM
be say anything out of which his political ODtM
Ineiita could make capital, or that was not h< an
jiij approved by Mr. McKinley and the Republi
jean managers. H was evident that the cam
Epalgn was to be no shaped ils to demand th.
j&trvicee in the field of a skilled orator and saf<
(advocate who could meet the opposition argu-
Inentß and overwhelm them with logic thai
sv. culd be convincing to doubters and saiisfactor>
|;a these firmly grounded In the faith. In thi?
!« , itally important work he ncriuitted himself In
:. manner that was surprising even to his mo"!
ardent admirers. In his speeches everywhere he
[pitched the political issues upon a high plan
fthat discomfited the opposition and inspired
¦Republicans with renewed loyalty and energy.
It is known in Washington that Mr. HOQSMi
pelt was the first officer of the administration
who, when it was evident that war with Bnata
uas inevitable, conceived the bold and wide
swe, ping plan of striking the enemy a deatfl
blow In the Orient, and as a necessary and
logical result of that act of assuming in th'
name of this nation full responsibility In-fore th»
world for the destiny of the Philippine Islands,
as well as of PortO Rico and Cnha> Thus, in ¦
broaj and important sense, the new President
is the original expansionist, as that term is em
ployed to define the present character of the !{•
publican party. It was he who, while Assistant
Secretary of the Navy, sent to Dewey at Hong
Kong the first Instructions as to how to proceed
tv destroy Spain's prestige and power In Asia,
and it was he who carefully and cautiously pr*>
irldi d Dewey with the means w hereby this ob
iect was attained with such complete and l.rill
tant success.
That Mr. Roosevelt dl'd not desire the nomina
tion for Vice-Presid.tit at the Philadelphia Con
vention needs no proof. On the contrary, he ex-
HTtad himself to the utmost to prevent the nomi
nation from coming to him. It was not that he
indervalueii the hl^h honor and responsibility
of the Vice-Presidency. The chief reason he
irftshed the nomination to be conferred upon
somebody else was his strong desire to continue
the great work he had begun as Governor of the
State of New-York. But the remarkable and
unprecedented spectacle was afforded of the nn
tlonal convention of the dominant pp.rty in the
Fnited States making him Mr. McKink-y's run-
(( ..nllnii.il on fourth pair*-.)
Pennsylvania Railroad personally conducted tou:
leaves New York by special train Samember 23
(Round trip raw only 1185.— Advt. . .
illis FIRST hay Afl THE HEAD Of
' [BT TPI.Ef;n.\PH TO TOE TnißfNE-1
Buffalo, Sept. l."».— President Roosevelt, at th«
home of his friend, Ansley Wilcox, In Delaware
aye., last night had the first good sleep he had
been able to obtain for forty-eight hours. Thi:-!
morning he awoke greatly refreshed, and to a<
personal friend, who inquired as to how he felt.
be responded that he felt thoroughly well. At
breakfast the only guest was the Rev. Dr. S. S.
Mitchell, of the First Presbyterian Church. The
President attended the funeral of the dead Ex
ecutive at the Milburn house at 11 o'clock, and
ti 1 accompanied the procession to the City
'I. ill. At luncheon with him were, in addition
to his host. Mr. Wile. ix. Governor Odell, Beer -
tary Hoot. Attorney-General Knox and Cor-
Messman Littauer. I
The only announcement the President had to
make to-day was that Mr. Cortelyou. the)
secretary of President McKinley, would for the
present act In that capacity for him. Mr. Cur
telyou made the same statement.
When the President was asked if ho would
supplement his declaration on the occasion of
his OHth taking with anything concerning the
policy of his administration, he said: "1 don't
think there is nny necessity for saying anything
further at present." It is known that President
RaoseveH was greatly pleased with the sim
plicity of the few formalities which were gone
through with to constitute him President.
It Is understood from official sources that mat
ters with reference to the Cabinet stand now ax
they did when the President said he should con
tinue unbroken the policy of President Me-
Klnley. The members of the McKinley Cabinet
have promised the new Executive to remain
with him. The President did not indicate to any
of them hew long their present relations were
likely to continue. A delegation waited on the
President to urge the filling of a vacancy In the
Whir- House staff. He treated the visitors
: itli-r coolly, telling them that nothing would
be done until after the funeral.
Some of the President's callers this afternoon
« -rf <if-rieral Brooke. ex-Senator Manderson.
Senator Bawtoy, Justice Laughlln and State
Senator John Laughlin. Telegrams have been
touring in upon the new President at the rate
of three hundred a day. They nre congratula
tory in tone, and most of them express confi
dence In his ability to discharge the duties of
th* Presidency with credit to himself and the
nn'lon. Some of the telegrams follow:
My doeppst sympathy with the people of tht
I'nlted States in this terrible aorrow thut has (alien
¦lriiiii them. MINTO,
Qovernor-General, Canada.
I-lm.i. Peru.
Accept expression of ron<l«.l«>nc-.'» tn my own »in,l
Icountry'a name for loss great President McKinley
ROMANA. President.
There were telegrams from Governor Stone
of Pennsylvania, Bishop MoCabe. of the
Methodist Church; the Mayor of Boston, th<
Republican Club of Massachusetts, Governor
Richards of Wyoming. Captain F. Norton Goifl
dard, of New-York; Don M. Dickinson. Pred
•M-Ick nnd Emma Mooth-Tucker. ex-Governoi
vincot.e o. Cofflii of Connecticut, ex-Governoi
I. add f.f Fthode Island, Governor Shaw of lowa
who telegrar>hed. "You will have the loyal sup
prrt of the people of lowa in unstinted meas
ure"; Btate Senator George E. firevn, W. Bourke
Cockran, Beth Low, Joaepta n. Manley, Barriet
S. Klalne, the Rev. A. V. V. Raymond, president
of I'nion College; Lleutcnnnt-( lovernor Wood
ruff ami Bo »kef T. Washington. The Cam-
Bridge- Oxford athletes sent the following from'
:.iont real:
Th.- Oxford and i""«mbrldge univeritlea athl'-ti.
••¦.iins send their heartfelt sympathy In your grea
national loss. I.XX KNuWI.KS, M. P.
The late President Oarfleld's son says:
I 1 Jim profoundly thankful that wo may look to
Ivou in this dark hour. H. A, OARFIELD.
I > Washington, Sept. I<">.— following official
statement, making Important changes In th.j
plans for .the funeral services over the remains
of President McKlnley, in this city, was given
to the press to-night.
In compliance with the earnest wishes of Mrs.
MeKlnley/that the body of her husband shall
rest In her home at Canton on Wednesday night,
the following changes In the obsequies el the
late Presideni will be. made:
I Funeral services in the rotunda of the Capitol
will; be held on Tuesday morning on the arrival
of the escort which win accompany the remains
from the White House. V : : r \ "*.
The body of the late President will lie In state
in the rotunda for the remainder of Tuesday,!
and will be escorted to the railroad station on
Tuesday evening. The funeral train will leave
Washington at or about 8 o'clock on Tuesday
evening, and thus will arrive at Canton during
the day on Wednesday.
- Secretary' of State. ' :
• Ki.ntr ROOT. '>:•'¦, I
-••i, '¦ .* „'• ¦ Secretary of War. ' j
*^,: T , '.' JOHN D. LONG.
",T/'?~jl '„".. ''Secretary of the Navy.
President of the Board of Commissioners of the
District of Columbia.
The Tribune Building as lt appeared Saturday noon.
Buffalo Pays Its Tribute to the
] Murdered President.
; After brief religious services at the horns of John G. Milburn at 11 a. m.
iyest;rday. attended by President Roosevelt, members of the Cabinet and per
sonal friends, the body of President McKinley was taken to the City Hall in
.Buffalo, where it lay in state until 10:30 p. m. It remained at the City Hall over
might. kis estimated that from 75,000 to 100,000 people looked on the face of
the dead President.
At 8:30 o'clock this morning the funeral train will start frcm Buffalo for
Washington, where the state funeral will beheld on Tuesday.
I Buffalo. Sept. l.">.— Not until 10:30 o'clock to
night, after more than seventy-five thousand
persons, by conservative estimate, had passed
the bier of the dead President, were there- any
breaks in the double line of people, walking two
abreast, which swiftly passed through the City
Hall. By actual count, at certain periods of the
afternoon and evening, nine thousand persons
passed the coffin every hour. By 10:35 the last
straggler had been hurried into the line, and
then the police blocked the doorway. The police
r emalned on guard to-night on the outside, and
the details from the army and navy on the in
side of the City Hall. Immediately after access
to the hall was denied to the general public to
night at 10:40, the coffin cover was replaced, and
cii.c sailor and two soldiers began the night pa
trol around the nation's dead chief. This will be
kept up until the coffin is placed on the special
train at S o'clock to-morrow morning. These
details from the army and navy will accompany
the body to Washington and Canton.
The police have made ample preparations for
handling the crowds around the Union Station
to-morrow morning. Secretary Root sent word
to Superintendent Bull that Senator Hanna and
Mr. McKinley's relatives desired all necessary,
precautions taken so that there should be no
blocking of the carriages. Superintendent Bull
to-night Issued special passes to the newspaper
men and others whose business will take them
through the lines. The train will leave the
Union Station at 8:3& It will consist of six
— five Pullmans and an observation car. The
{observation car will be at the end of the train
land will carry the President's body. One car
[is set aside for the representatives of the iiVw>
papers. The route will be by the way of Olean
Jto WiUlanisport, Harrlsburg. Baltimore and
{Washington, with as few stops as possible.
i I
Mrs. McKinley's feelings were put to a severe
teal to-day by the desire of Influential citizens
of Buffalo, who deemed it proper respectfully
to urge upon Secretary Root, Senator Hanna
and Judge Day that the President's body lie in
-*:ite until a late hour to-night at the City Kali.
[iihe waived her personal wishes when all the cii
'cv instances were brought to her notice, although
ii»e was greatly depressed on account of the ab
-tnce of her husband's body from the Milburii
hcuse over night. When 4, o'clock came then
were still thousands of people in line, and it was
?v."deht that they would continue after the hour
set for the closing of the building. Mrs. Mc-
Kinley was 'appealed to. Members of the com
mittee on arrangements hurried to the Milburn
use and told the bereaved woman the con<li»
lions that confronted them and assured her that
her wishes should be respected. It was a severe
tect. Tearfully she said that she had hoped to
have the body of her husband back at the house
during the night before it should as forever
taken from her presence, but after listening to
the statements of those who had come to talk
with her she gave her consent to have the bod
remain at the City Hall. Senator Hanna and
Judge Day advised her to give her consent, say
ing to her that it was only an evidence on the
part of the people of Buffalo that they, were
loyal to the man who had been stricken down
in this city. G ..."
George B. Cortelyou, secretary to the late
Another Pennsylvania railroad touri
TO california ',
Leaves New York by Special Pullman train Septem
ii. 23. Only fl^ round trip. Thirty days of trans
continental sightseeing.— Advt- » J
President, was asked to-day about the many
I reports that Mrs. McKinley is too ill to realize
.ill that has happened. "Those stories are ab
solutely false," said Mr Co:" .¦ : with •warmth.
"Considering Mrs. McKinley's poor-health* she
has borne up exceedingly welL She is much
depressed to-day on account of the removal of
the President's body to the City HalL She
seemed to want to be as near as possible to it.
I suspect that the nearer she gets to the old
home in Canton, with the inevitable final parting
there, the more miserable she will be. Mrs.
McKinley will go on the train to-morrow and
will go to the White House. From Washington
she will go to her home in Canton with the deal
Buffalo to-day became a city of mourners.
The sorrow was Indescribable. In the morning:
a simple service took place at the house, In Del
!aware-ave.. where President McKinley died.
Hymns were sung and prayer was offered over
the body. Only the Immediate family and the
friends and political associates of Mr. McKinley
were present. Then the body was borne to the
City Hall, where it lay in state and remained,
over night.
Lan TELEGR.vrU to the TRIBCXE-l
Buffalo. Sept. I."'.— Simple and sincere in life,
so was the funeral of William McKinley at the
Mil urn house to-day. There was no pomp, no
harsh stiffness of painful ceremony. It was a
sincere tribute of respect to a great and a good
man who had died with the words "God's will
be done" upon his lips.
Early in the morning the last preparations for
the services at the Milburn house had been
made. In the adjacent streets, where the re
strictive lints had been maintained in the Presi
dent's last hours, n closer guard was placed, and
the eager multitude which began pressing for
ward shortly after daylight was kept back.
There were only a few persons at the house
in the early morning, probably not a score la
jail, and it was not until after 10 o'clock that
(those who were to be admitted began to arrive.
(The Rev. Dr. Charles Edward Locke, of the
'Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church,
v assjOSHJ the nrst to come to the house, and
j::; his \ i:-:t there was something more than the ¦
[ordinary J interest of one chosen to conduct the
(last ceremonies on an occasion of this character.
His fathejr hud been the paster of the- McKinley
family in Canton many years ago. and when
jthe clergyman entered the house he felt that It
was not the common duty of ,i clergyman that
he was called upon to perform over the sleeping
form of .i distinguished man, but that he was
standing in the presence of one whom he had
known it: life and whose Christian faith and
exalt -d character were known to him long be
fore the dead man had become the pride of a,
sorrowing nation.
r The coffin- rested in the drawing room on the
first floor. It was richly draped in black, with
the upper part open, nd bearing the simple
inscription on a silver plate:
.1.1 \M M KIN!
Died SeptemNr 14. lliut
Across th- foot of the coffin was a new silk
American flag which fell In graceful folds to
the floor. All about were an abundance of
flowers sent from all parts of the country, with
v large wreath of roses resting on the mantel
[near, the .head of the bier." At every door into
the drawing room soldiers were stationed, and
no one was permitted to enter.
Shortly after the arrival of Dr. Locke came
the choir from the First Presbyterian Church, of
The beat Cough remedy of the century is

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