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SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 14, 1901.
LAST HOURS OF THE PRESIDENT Pathetic Scenes Around His Bedside as This Precious Honored Life Was Slowly Extinguished. Death Came as a Welcome Release at 2:15 a. m. —His Last Words Those of Submission. Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 14.—Wil liam McKinley, twenty-fifth president of the United States, died at 2:15 o'clock this morning from the effects of an assassin's bullet. Theodore . Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States, succeeds to that exalted position under the con stitutional laws of the country, and with the administration of the oath of office to-day he will begin the exercise of the functions of president. In these statements are embraced the consummation of an awful tragedy and the historic event by which the entire administration of the government is changed and a new administration comes into being. But for the moment the transfer of the government is forgotten to the great sor row which has befallen the nation in the passing of President McKinley. Soldier, statesman, president, devoted husband j and friend, he was beloved by all who knew him. Weird SnrronuilinßH. The death of President McKinley came in the small hours of the morning under circumstances of peculiar weirdness. For hours he had lain unconsciously with all hope of his survival abandoned. As early as 6 o'clock last night the doctors had pronounced him a dying man, and soon therafter the rigors of approaching death began to creep upon him. The adminis tration of powerful stimulants was main tained until 7 o'clock, but with no ef fect. It was seen that the end was near at hand and those nearest and dearest to the stricken president were summoned for the offices of the last farewell. : He came out of a stupor about : : 7 o'clock and while his mind was : : partially clear there occurred : : the last endearments, the last : : submission of the sufferer to the : : will of the Almighty, the last : : murmured expressions from his : : dying lips, and the last good- : : byes. : In this interval of consciousness Mrs. McKinley was brought into the death chamber. The president had asked to see her. She came and sat beside him, held his hand, and heard from him his last words of encouragement and comfort. Then she was led away, and not agaiu during his living hours did she see him. : The president himself fully : : realized that his hour had come, : : and his mind turned to his : : Maker. He whispered feebly: : : "Nearer, My God, to Thee," the : : words of the hymn always dear : : to his heart. Then In faint ac- : : cents he murmured: "Good-by, : : all, good-by. It is God's : : way. His will be done, not : : ours." : With this sublime display of Christian fortitude the president soon after lapsed Into unconsciousness. The members of the cabinet, grief stricken, were gathered in the large drawing-rcoin of the Milburn house. The time had come when they, too, were to look upon the president for the last time In life. They ascended the stairway, one after the other, noiselessly approached the threshold of the chamber where the dying man lay, and gazed within. Appalled and Overwhelmed. Those who came first turned back ap palled and overwhelmed, and did not pass within the chamber. Secretary Wilson remained belo*.-, unwilling to have Im printed on his memory the picture of his expiring chief. Secretary Long, who ar rived on a late train, went at once to the chamber and passed directly to the bedside of the president, grasping the hacd that was already clammy with ap proaching death. Meantime the president had lapsed into a state of complete unconsciousness and It was only a question of hours, perhaps minutes, when the end would come. By 10 o'clock there was no perceptible pulse. Rigidity of Death. The extremities had grown cold and the rigidity of death was fast falling upon the sufferer. The physicians who re mained at his side detected only the faintest heart beats. Some of them, knowing that all was over, departed! while others remained, not because there was any further need for their ministra tions, but because of respect for the ex piring president. Dr. Janeway, the eminent heart special ist who bad been summoned from New York, arrived shortly before midnight and proceeded at once to the bedside of the president. An instant's glance told him the time had passed for the slightest hope. He turned away, telling the as sembled relatives and officials that the end was very near. Midnight came, and still the tremendous vitality of the president was battling •gainst dissolution. Another hour passed •o, and still another. At 2 o'clock Dr. Rlxey was the only physician in the death chamber. The otherß were in an adjoin ing room, while the relatives, cabinet offi cers and nearest friends were gathered in silent groups in the apartments below. : A« he watched and waited, : : Dr. Rixey observed a slight, : : convulsive tremor. The presi- : : dent had entered the Valley of : : the Shadow of Death. : Word was taken to the immediate rela tives who were not present to hasten to take the last look upon the president in life. They came in groups, the women weeping, the men bowed and sobbing in i their Intense grief. Grouped about the bedside in this last moment, wore the only brother of the president, Abner Mc- Kinley, and his wife. Miss Helen McKin ley and Mrs. Sarah Duncan, sisters of the president; Miss Mary Barber, niece; Miss Sarah Duncan, niece; Lieutenant James F. McKinley, William M. Duncan and John Barber, nephews; F. M. Osborne, a cousin; Secretary George B. Cortelyou, Charles G. Dawes, controller of the cur rency; Colonel Webb C. Hayes and Colonel William C. Brown. With these directly and indirectly connected with the family were those others who had kept ceaseless vigil—the white-garbed nurses and the uniformed marine hospital attendants. In the adjoining room were Doctors Charles I Mcßurney, Eugene Wasdin, Roswell Park, Charles G. Stockton and Herman Mynter. The minutes were now flying I and it was 2:15 o'clock. Silent and motionless, the circle of lov ing friends stood about the bedside. o o : Dr. Rixey leaned forward and : : placed his ear close to the breast : : of the expiring president. Then : : he straightened up and made : : an effort to speak. : "The president is dead," he : : said. : o o The president had passed away peace- , fully without the convulsive struggle of j death, as though he had fallen asleep. As ! they gazed on the face of the martyred i president only the sobs of the mourners , broke the silence in the chamber of death. I Mr. Cortelyou had been one of the first to rouse himself after the stunning ef fect of the announcement of the death. He slipped from the room and down the stairway. There in the large drawing room were still assembled members of the cabinet, officers high in the administration and in the confidence of the president. The Message of Death. As he appeared at the threshold of the room they seemed to realize that the mes sage of death had come. Mr. Cortelyou halted at the door and summoning all of his effort, said: "Gentlemen, the president has passed away." Realizing, too, the momentous nature of the event to the people of the country, Mr. Cortelyou stepped through the outer door and advancing down the walk to the newspaper men at the front gate calmly announced: "The president died at 2:15 o'clock." Thus closed the final chapter in the life of William McKinley. All that remained was to perform those gruesome offices which follow death. There were the send- J ing of the official notices, the summon- ' ing of the funeral directors; the first hasty thoughts of the details of burial. Within half an hour a carriage had brought those who were to take charge of the body. The autopsy, which had been decided upon for the early forenoon, ren dered impossible the immediate embalm ing process. The corpse was laid upon a stretcher and, covered by a sheet, re mained in the chamber where death had occurred. A uniformed guard of the United States army hospital corps was de tailed for duty at the temporary bier. At 3:30 o'clock the long crepe emblem of mourning was hung from the door of the house. It was of heavy material, of amplest width, caught together with &. wide black ribbon. Funeral Arrangements. As to the funeral arrangements, but lit tle could be determined during the early hours of the morning. A meeting of the cabinet had been Bummoned and this would adjust the necessary preliminaries of the obesquies. In their hasty ex changes of last midnight, the members of the cabinet had expressed the belief that the body of the dead president would be borne to Washington, there to lie in state in the rotunda of the capitol, and later to be removed to Canton for final inter ment. The New President. The arrival of the new president, Theo dore Roosevelt is awaited with anxious interest. Numerous telegrams had been dispatched to him along his route but it was not known here whether or not they had been received. Mr. Roosevelt was expected to reach Buffalo about 1 p. m. to-day. When he would take the oath of office had not been announced. by him so far as could be learned. The belief was that he would take the oath after his arrival here. Under the constitution he is now president of the United Statei and the taking of the oath Is merely a preliminary requisite to beginning the ex ercise of his presidential functions. The assumption by him of the office of president means the disintegration of the present cabinet. The resignations of all the cabinet officers will be submitted to Mr. Roosevelt at once, and he will be left free to formulate his own policy of government and to select his own ad visers. Who they are is already a mat ter of active speculation, but it is need less to say that with Mr. Roosevelt ab sent from the scene and sharing in the nation's grief, there can be nothing be yond the realm of conjecture. That there is to be an extraordinary session of congress appears to be settled by the law enacted in 1884, following the assassination of Garfleld, which provided the succession of the presidency. This established that the secretary of state will be virtual vice-president, succeeding to the presidency in. case of the death or disability of the president. It also provides that a proclamation shall be issued by the new president con vening an extraordinary session of con gress. o o : The wretch, Czolgosz, now : : stands accused of murder. : : The crime was committed with : : malice aforethought, and as such : : was murder in the first degree, : : the punishment for which, under : : the law of New York, is death : : in the electric chair. Had the : : death of the president occurred : : at any other time than in the : : early hours of the morning it : : would have boded ill to the evil : : genius of this fearful episode. : o o The angry spirit of the people had reached an intense pitch last night. Fore seeing the danger of possible riot, the police headquarters where Czolgosz is confined was roped off and the menacing thousands held at bay. The entire po lice force of the city, regulars and re serve, was held on duty all night. Two regiments of the national guard of New York were at their armories ready for instant service. If the president's death had come before night, it would have been difficult to avoid a conflict, but the crowds gradually broke up as the new day came on, and by 2:15 a. m., when the death announcement came, the down town thor oughfares were deserted. For the moment the anger of the outraged people is forgotten in their poignant grief and this will doubtless consign Czolgosz to the swift and inevitable punishment pro vided by law. IN WASHINGTON Crushing Blow for the People of the National Capital. Washington, Sept. 14. —The news of the expected death of President McKinley came as a crushing blow to the nation's capital. Nowhere perhaps had the citi zens been so full of confidence in the ultimate recovery of their beloved presi dent and the buoyant bulletins of the past week from the sick bed had lulled them into a false sense of security which made the shock terrible when the newa that the Buffalo tragedy would have a fa tal ending came to them. All day long the bulletin boards were surrounded by crowds waiting in sup pressed excitement for the last word from the Milburn home and numerous newspaper extras were eagerly snapped up. Little work was done in the execu tive departments as at the slightest ex cuse the clerks dropped their pens and turned to talk in small awestricken groups of the chances that their chief magistrate had against death in the gallant struggle he was making in the far away city on the lake. The three cabinet officers in the capital yesterday were pictures of distress. Two days ago Secretary Hay had left his chief 'apparently on the road to recovery and to ! day Postmaster General Smith, who had ■ left Buffalo even later and reached here i yesterday morning, said that when he came from the Milburn house Thursday the I president was, according to his best in j formation, surely on the mend. The postmaster general returned to Buffalo on the 7:15 train last night. Sec retary Hay had engaged accommodations on the New England train, intending to return to his New Hampshire summer home for much needed rest, but canceled the order early In the day, as on him would devolve functions at once on the | president's death. He divided his time between the state department and his home, waiting for the end in patient resignation, prepared for his sorrowful duty of conveying to the nations of the world in official form the news of the demise of the third American president through the agency of an as sassin's bullet within the short space of one human life. As the senior member in rank of the cabinet, upon Mr. Hay's shoulders also will rest the burden of government of the republic in the short, but important interval that must elapse before the vice president, under the terms of the consti tution, assumes the cares and responsibil ities of the great presidential office. At his home at Woodley, Secretary Gage mournfully awaited the close of his chief's life. During the day he had been, at the treasury department and had kept touch with financial affairs in order that the president's end might not cause any of ficial disturbance that forethought on the part of his department could avoid. General Gillispie, acting secretary of war, stuck at his post in the war depart ment for the purpose of making such army "orders as the sad event would force him to issue. He got into communication with General Miles at Seattle and the latter notified the department that he would return immediately. The fact that the physicians had given up all hope caused some discussion among the public men in the city of the prob ability of an extra session of congress and of early changes in the cabinet, but the concensus of opinion was that no cabinet changes or important departures in public policy were at all likely for some time to come and that congress would not be assembled until its regular session in December. . . All the cabinet, the chief diplomatic officials and the heads of Important bu reaus, according to custom, will tender their resignations to relieve the president of embarrassment, but, it is believed, Mr. Roosevelt will follow the precedent set by President Arthur, \ after Garfield's demise, and request them to continue in office. - - ■ - ,-. . • .". i Some of the cabinet members are not in good health and would sincerely wel come" a -'relief from their offices, but all would waive their personal desires anl continue until such time as they could be relieved easily if, indeed, they request re lief at all. under, the presidential suc cession act a cabinet officer becoming chief magistrate would have ■ to summon con- ! gress in special session, but this require ment does not apply to a vice president succeeding to the office of his dead pred ecessor, and it is believed no extra ses sion will be called in the absence of stat utory requirements, as the three months, intervening until December can be bridged' over without difficulty, and there is no special occasion for congress assembling. POISONED BULLET Startling: Possibility Suggested by a. Chicago Doctor. Chicago, Sept. 14.—A startling possibil ity is suggested by Dr. James A. Lydstrom of this city. In commenting upon the death of President McKinley, he said: ' The bullet which went through the stomach and remainued in the body might have been poisoned. The irritation produced by the in creased pulsation and temperature could have been caused by a poisoned lead ball when all ■ other conditions favored recovery. , By dipping the bullets In pus, or deadly chem icals, the assassin may have made sure of victim. ' ... ..' . ," . " , -". '.'...!'■'.' ■ :,. ■ '.- - . ■ -' THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. HANNA PROSTRATED Senator Seriously 111 Because of President's Death. CRIES "WILLIAM, SPEAK TO ME!" Mr. Hanna Bursts Into Tears and Is Barely Saved From Falling to the Floor. Mow York Sun Special Service Buffalo, Sept. 14.—Senator Hanna is prostrated by the death of President Me- Kinley. He is so ill that physicians havo been called in and Mrs. Hanna sent for. His friends are apprehensive that his con dition is serious. Senator Hanna, Colonel T. Herrick and Secretaries Wilson and Hitchcock were at the Milburn house awaiting news of the sinking president at 6:49 o'clock last evening, when Dr. Rixey, knowing Senator Hanna's longing to see the president alive, told the four men that they might go into the sickroom for a few minutes. Senator Hanna no sooner looked at the pain-marked face of his friend than he burst into tears and would have fallen to the floor but for Secretary Wilson and Colonel Herrick. He was led from the room, soothed, and Boon regained control of himself. Then he said: "I'm all right now. I'm all right again. I must go in and see' him again." His request for another look was granted. He stood a few feet from tho bedside and looked again at the un conscious president. : Suddenly Mr. Hanna dropped : : to his knees at the bedside and, : : peering into the president's un- : : responsive face, said in tones : : that never will be forgotten by : : those within earshot: : : "Mr. President, Mr. Presi- : : dent, can't you see me? Don't : : you know me?" : : There was no response, and the : : stillness became painful as : : Senator Hanna exclaimed: : : "William, William, speak to : : me!" : The president seemd at first to remem ber the familiar voice, but no permanent look of recognition came into his eyes. Colonel Herrick went to Senator Hanna, raised him from the floor, and supported him as he led him away. ENGLAND MOURNS Newspapers and High Officials I*uy Tribute to the Dead. London, Sept. 14. —The Morning Leader appears with heavy mourning borders and prints portraits and sketches of the lives of the late President MeKinley and Theo dore Roosevelt and expresses editorially the deep sympathy felt in Great Britain and suggests that the only appropriate expression of national sympathy will be the holding of a memorial service in St. Paul's cathedral. The Leader says: Mr. MeKinley came of the stock which built the cathedral. He belongs to a race whose leaders are buried there. We could find no apter mode of emphasizing the unity of the Anglo-Saxon people. j United States Ambassador Choate ar rived at the embassy from Scotland early this morning. The flag upon the embassy was lowered to half mast. As the crowds j hurrying to work passed the embassy j many persons bared their heads upon see- j Ing the mournful droop of the flag. Call ers commenced to come early and write their names in the book opened for the purpose of condolences. The first of these was Charles Spencer Francis, United States minister to Greece, who is now in London. ; : '"• On the mansion house and other public and private buildings the flags were quick ly placed at half mast. All the papers are issuing extras Uned with deep black, and sympathy jj is , universally expressed. The lord mayor sent to United, States Am bassador Choate the following message: The citizens of London are . profoundly grieved and deeply affected by the sad in telligence of President McKinley's death.' They had hope that, under providence, - so valuable a life might have been spared for the welfare of his country. In their name I beg to tender your excellency heartfelt sym pathy and shall be grateful if you will con vey It to Mrs. McKinley and the people of the United States. The eminent career and public services of Mr. McKinley are widely appreciated here and will be long remem bered by the British people, who, having sustained the loss of a beloved sovereign, more keenly sympathize with the United States' in the sudden removal of their dis tinguished president. A meeting of the London corporation to pass a vote of condolence will be. held Thursday next. King Edward telegraphed to Ambassador Choate as follows: Most truly do 1 sympathize with you and the whole American nation at the loss of your distinguished and ever-to-be-regretted president. ~ ' —Edward, Rex. The stock exchange opened as usual this morning but immediately closed without any transactions, out of respect for Presi dent MeKinley. The Liverpool Corn and Produce and Cotton exchanges were also closed to-day. From the towers of Westminster Abbey, from the gray buildings where the gov ernment of the empire is administered; from the Mansion House and law courts; from churches, hotels and business and private houses in London, Union Jacks are floating at half-mast as a mark of sym pathy for the murdered president. All the stock and commercial exchanges are closed. :',.--. = ■ At the United States embassy a quiet, sorrowful crowd, many of the visitors being in deep mourning, passed in and out, recording their respect for President MeKinley. Telegrams are pouring in from prominent Englishmen, societies and municipalities. It seems as if every little town in England is individually telegraph ing an expression of sympathy and horror. Everything as yet is rather unsettled, but it is probable that a memorial service of imposing proportions will be held in West minster Abbey, as was done at the time of the death of Grant. Whether the Brit ish government will issue any official notification of mourning rests chiefly with King Edward. Affecting scenes marked the announce ment of the death of the president at the Ecumenical Methodist conference, which passed resolutions declaring that the whole Christian world sympathized with the American people. Throughout the length and breadth of Europe feelings similar to those evinced in the Brittsh metropolis seem to have beer, evoked. Perhaps this is best voiced by the Vienna Neus Weiner Tageblatt, which says: The ocean Is not wide enough to hold all the sympathy that is streaming from the old world to the new. ARCHBISHOP'S TRIBUTE Mgr. Corrijtan Give* Further Warn ins Against Anarchism. New York, Sept. 14. —On the receipt of the news of the death of President Mc- Kinley, Archbishop Corrigan issued the following letter to all the priests in his archdiocese: .l; ,> Rev. Dear Sir: A week ago yesterday, like a bolt i from '"• a * clear sky, came the terrible news of the attempt on the life of President McKinley, and to-day, while we are still of fering fervent j prayers for his recovery and fondly Indulging the hope of his speedy res toration to health, with a second startling shock cornea the sad announcement of his death. Unable previously, on account of absence, to express the; horror of the whole diocese at a crime aimed at every citizen of this republic, I 1 now seize the first opportu nity to testifying, in union with our fellow citizens, ' our r grief ■ and sorrow in this unex pected and bitter bereavement. It is sad to realize that in our ' beloved country, where the people choose their own rulers, such I a , crime as that which we deplore, could have been possible. And that, too, *in a season of almost unexampled prosperity. Saddest of all Gen. Miles and J. J. Hill Speak Portland, Oregon, Sept. 14.—Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles started east with J. J. Hill on a special train last evening, upon hearing the news of the president's approaching dissolution. General Miles said: "I am strongly in favor of congress passing a law making any at tempts or conspiracies against the life of the president punishable by death." J. J. Hill said: "I am in favor of getting rid of the anarchists who caused his death. There is no occasion for any worry in regard to the markets or the busi ness stability of the country. The business of the United States has to be done and will flourish under 1 the administration of President Roosevelt." to feel . the hand of an assassin has been raised against a chief magistrate whose per sonal and civic virtues and whose most amiable character not only endeared him with all whom he came in contact, but made him, as these last few days revealed, almost the idol of the nation. I need not urge you, reverend dear sir, to join in the public grief which the whole country will offer as a trib ute of respect to the memory of the departed president. While the prescriptions of the liturg7 do not permit us to have official church services, yet our whole hearts ascend in prayer to God for the welfare of our afflicted country and for those on whom rests the burden of its I destinies. As children of the church, we are ever loyal to constituted authority, and un der no circumstances ought our fidelity to duty and loyalty to country be more pro nounced or more earnest than in the hour of trial and adversity. I therefore request you, after high mass on every Sunday of this month, to recite with the people the litany cf the saints, that God in His mercy may look graciously on the nation and drive far from it the dangerous and fanatical principles whose consequences have to-day plunged the whole land in sorrow. I would request you, further, to impress upon the faithful the constant teaching of our holy father, Pope Leo XIII. against the er rors of socialism. In this way we will con tribute, modestly it is true, yet not with out fruit, strengthen and intensify pubiic opinion on this most important subject. Pope Leo XIII. denounced the pest of socialism and anarchy in his very first encyclical let ter and on many later occasions. I append the dates of some of these documents that happen to be at hand, so that, consulting them, you may find excellent subject matter for your instructions. Dec. 28 1878- Feb 24 1880; June 29, 1881; April 20, 1884; Jan. 6, 1886; Aug. 22, 1886; June 20, 1888; Dec. 30, 1888; May 15, 1891; Sept. 19, 1891; June 20, 18W; July., 20, 1895. These teachings of the sovereign pontiff are directed to working classes and to the people of the various na tionalities. They are all based on truths of sacred Scriptures, on the lessons of sound philosophy and the results of human expe rience. With our enjoyment of great liberty, we need also the chastening restraint of au thority, of respect and reverence for our rulers, remembering -there is no authority but from God.' Let us, then, reverend dear sir, be instant in prayer that this great sorrow which now overwhelms us-the third of its kind within our memory-may be the last to grieve and afflict our country, and that 'our hearts be given to the keeping of God's commandments and, the fear of enemies being removed our days, by His protection, may be peaceful ■ I am, reverend dear sir, very faithfully yours, —Michael Augustine, Archbishop of New York. SORROW I.\ PRANCE President Lonbet Pays a Visit to the American Embassy. Paris, Sept. 14.—The news of President McKmley's death became known here gen erally at about 10 o'clock and the central portion of the city Immediately bristled with furled and crepe-draped American flags. The United States embassy and consulate, all the hotels and American business houses and the establishments of many French firms on the avenue de 1 Opera, the main boulevards and in the Champs Elysees quarter, displayed this mark of respect. Ambassador Porter, who has not been well for the past fortnight, was deeply affected by yesterday's intelligence. He had undergone a painful operation the previous day and was upset yesterday by the sudden change for the worse in Mr- McKinley's condition. His physician, therefore, ordered that he should have complete repose and forbade that the news of the president's death be com municated to him this morning. He will be notified later in the day. Minister .of Foreign Affairs Delcasse called at th*> embassy at about 10 o'clock, but could not be received. A few minutes later President Loubet drove up. The ambassador's physician received him and explained that the news had thus far been kepi from Ambassador Porter and that It was deemed inadvisable to allow him to receive any one. Presi dent Loubet expressed deep sympathy with the ambassador and asked that the latter be informed of his visit and that he ! intended personally to convey condolence i over the loss sustained by the American ! people. He then departed. The doctor says there is absolutely no danger for Ambassador Porter, who needs only rest to insure his complete recovery within a few days. In fact, but for the shooting of President MeKinley, General Porter would have started on a journey to Constantinople next Sunday, as planned. SORROW'S TOKENS Manifestations of Popular Grief Are I - Universal. Washington, Sept. 14.—After a confer ence this morning between Secretary Hay and Acting Secretaries Gillespie and Hackett, an order was issued, by direc tion of the secretary of state, closing all executive departments of the government for the day as a mark of respect for the memory of the president, and by 10 o*clock all employes were dismissed. The order was telegraphed to all branches of the executive departments throughout the country. At the White House this morn ing the evidence of the president's death was the fact that the flag was at half mast. The White House will not be draped in mourning, nor will any of the public buildings in the city, congress seven years ago having had its attention called to the matter and enacted a law prohibiting the display of mourning on public buildings. Columbia, S. C, Sept. 14.—8y order of the mayor the city alarm bell began toll ing at the capital of South Carolina with in two minutes after the new 3of the death of the president had been received. Fifty eight strokes, one for each year of the dead president's life, were struck. Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 14.—The ex ecutive committee of the United States Golf Association to-day announced that the final match in the amateur champion ship tournament between Walter Travis and Walter E. Egan had been indefinitely postponed owing to the death of. President MeKinley. Rochester, N. V., Sept. 14. —On account of the president's death, the endurance race of automobiles from New York to Buffalo has been declared ended here. Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 14.—The directors of the fall festival which opens here next Monday'have decided to change the open ing demonstration on Monday to a floral tribute to the memory of President Me- Kinley. . Every one in the parade will wear mourning and the horses and ve hicles will all be draped. Newburgh, N. V., Sept. 14. — Governor Odell was asked to-day to give an ex pression regarding the death of President McKinley. He said: President McKinley's death is a great blow to our country. I had known the president in his official position and had learned to respect him for his many good qualities and for his devotion to his duty. It seemed to me that now, when he was about to enjoy the fruits of his wise policies and when the care and anxiety incident to his first term were to be followed in his second term by the consummation to the full of these policies, it was lamentable that he could not have been' spared to rejoice with the American people over the wisdom of his course. The sym pathy of the American people will go out to the widow and relatives of the late president. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 14.—The Pittsburg and Consolidated stock exchanges closed to-day out of respect to the memory of President MeKinley. The city and county offices also closed early in the day. At the meeting of the managers of the vari ous theaters, it was decided to close on the day of the funeral. Buffalo, N. V., Sept. 14.—Director Gen eral Buchanan of the Pan-American ex position to-day gave out the following statement: The board of directors of the exposition at a special meeting decided unanimously and at once that as a tribute and mark of fitting respect to the president who had been here as a guest of the exposition and of Buffalo, that the gates of the exposition should be closed to-day, Saturday, the 14th, and to-morrow, Sunday, the 15th, and that the exposition would open as usual on Monday mornin, the 16th inst. It is bolieved this action, so un usual in a sreat enterprise such as the ex position, will be appreciated by those who may be inconvenienced to-day and to-morrow and will be generally approved and in accord with the feelings of the entire people of the United States. St. Louis, Sept. 14.— night, until the sad news of President McKinley's death was posted shortly after 1:25 a. m., great crowds of sorrowful men, women and children from all walks of life lingered about the newspaper bulletin boards. Then they slowly dispersed and went to their homes. The terrible tidings soon became known all over the city. Flags wer half-masted and church and fire bells tollea. To-day public buildings and pri vate residences are being draped in mourning, while expressions of sorrow are to be heard on every hand. In anticipation of trouble, the police de partment had received rigid instructions from headquarters to be on the lookout and stop any meeting that might be held last night by the anarchists. The haunts of the "reds" were watched, and small groups of "frizzled" men who could scarce ly speak above a whisper. Memorial services will be held in every church in the city to-morrow. Many of the pastors have announced special services on the question of lawlessness and anarchy. Out of respect for the president, the board of directors of the merchants' ex change decided this morning to hold no session of the exchange to-day and alst> to adjourn on the day of the funeral. It was also resolved to drape the chamber in mourning for thirty days. A committee was appointed to take appropriate action on the death of President McKinley. The stock and cotton exchanges took similar action. Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 14. — A mass meeting of the citizens of Harrisburg has been caled for this evening for the pur pose of considering resolutions censuring Rev. Dr. Silas C. Swallow, for the publi cation in an issue of the Pennsylvanlan Methodist, of an article reflecting on the administration of President McKinley and the late president himself. Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 14. — Governor Stone to-day issued a proclamation fix ing to-morrow as a day of prayer in the hour of the country's great affliction. ' OHIO PROCLAMATION "''■""' : ' '• "" - . • . ■ . ■ '■".' Governor Nash Fays Tribute to the Martyred President. Columbus.Ohio, Sept. 14. —Governor Nash to-day issued the following proclamation: "Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 13. —Proclama- tion: ■"■■ \" "To the People of Ohio: "With great sorrow, I announce to you that William McKinley, president of the United States, is dead. "His whole life was dedicated to patri otic public service. As a boy he was a brave and loyal sandier of the union. Fourteen years in the congress of the United States were marked by the framing and advocacy of some -of the laws most wise and beneficial to the country "During four years as governor of Ohio he earned and received our love and affection. It was, however,' as president of the United States that his devotion to the country shows in its greatest bril liancy and his very eminent ability be came most marked. His work as the nation's chief executive was of such a character that it will live and bless the republic for all Umc and will be his most enduring monument. His never-ceasing : kindness aid affection to an invalid wife have endeared him to every man, woman' and child in our land. "Your hearts are filled with the intense grief. I ask you to manifest this by dis playing upon your homes and places of business the usual evidences of mourning, and upon the day of his funeral by hon oring his memory in every possible and appropriate manner. Pray, also, that God i may shield our beloved and stricken coun try from harm on account of this great affliction and ever keep us in His gracious care. •• ■ ; *;;j's'>'j "In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my name and the great seal of the state of Ohio, this 14th day of September, A. D. 1901. • "George K. Nash, "Louis C. Laylin, . . Governor. "Secretary of State." -. SPEAKER HENDERSON He Laments the Dead and Is Hopeful •~. *. for the Future. ■ New York, Sept. —David B. Hender son of lowa, speaker of the national house of representatives, and Mrs. Henderson returned on the steamship St. Paul to day after a two-months' trip abroad. Speaker Henderson was * very much af fected when he heard the news of the death of President McKinley. He said: The death of President McKinley is a blow, to me. I feel as though I had lost a brother. He was my personal friend, a good man and a great character and one who filled the presidential position. He is dead, and his as sassin still lives. Czolgosz was not killed by the mob when he struck the dastard blow, but this shows that law and order are su preme in this land. Our eyes turn to the future and I have no fear for the government to come, as it is in able hands. Emperor William Acts. ' Dantsic, Sept. 14.—When Emperor Wil liam heard of - President McKinley's death he immediately ordered the German fleet to . half-mast their flags and to hoist the stars and stripes at the mast tops. Emperor William sent the following dis patch to-day: To Mrs. McKinley,. Buffalo—Her majesty the empress and myself beg you to accept the expression . of our most sincere sorrow in theh loss which you have suffered by the death of your belowed husband, felled by the ruthless hand of a murderer. May the Lord who granted you bo many years of happiness at the side of the deceased grant you strength to bear the heavy blow with which he has visited you. —William, I. R. Emperor William also sent the follow ing dispatch to Secretary Hay: ..;'.,."•,'--' I am deeply affected by the news of the un timely death of President McKinley. I hasten to express the deepest and most heartfelt sympathy of the German people to the great American nation. - Germany . mourns with 1 America | for ■ her noble son, who lost his • lif whilst he was fulfilling his duty to his coun try and people. ;■;.. r —William, I. R. The Lambs and the Shearers. Pittsburg Disiwiteh. Our Wall street correspondent notes the fact that the public got Into the market "just at the wrong time again." 'Twu ever thus. What else 1* the public for? SORROWING CITIES Demonstrations of Grief at McKin ley's Loss. TOLLING BELLS.FLAGS HALF-MAST Public Manifestations of Respect to the Memory of the Martyred President. New York, Sept. 14.—The tolling of bells about. 3 o'clock this morning apprised the people of this city of the death of Presi dent McKinley. The crowds had left the bulletin boards and other places where the news of the president's condition was to be had and the streets had taken on their usual appearance at that hour of the night, when the announcement of the president's death was received. Within a quarter of an hour the church bells had taken up the message and in solemn tones spread the sad tidings. With the dawning of the day, flags wer« run up to half mast on office building* and hotels and on all the public buildings and schools and by 7 o'clock black drap ings were being hung from many of th# buildings. Sir Thomas Lipton to-day sect the following message from Sandy Hook: I am very much pained and grieved at the sad news regarding the president's death* all the more so as I had a most cheering telegram from his brother on the 10th, saying be was happy to .inform me that the doctor* looked for a speedy recovery. His death if a loss to the whole world, and it will be fait nowhere more than among the British peo ple. New York, Sept. 14.—Richard Croke" was a passenger on the steamship Luoa nia, which arrived here from Liverpool to day. He would not discuss politics. He said: When the whole American nation Is filled with sorrow at the untimely death of euf chief magistrate it is no time to talk politics, Under the great affliction that has befallen us, democrats and republican* stand side by side as American citizens witb uncovered heads, choked and grief stricken at tbe Urn of our dead president. Flags on the shipping in the harbor wvr* placed at half mast. The Automobile club of America an* nounced to-day that on account of tb* death of President McKinley the progmxA of sports arranged for next week at tbl Pan-American exposition and the Buffalo* Erie road race have been cancelled. New York, Sept. 14.—At an Informal meeting of the board of governors of th« stock exchange at 9:40 o'clock this morn ing it was decided that the exchange should remain closed to-day out of respeot to the memory of the president, the an nouncement to be made from the rostrum at the hour of opening by the vice presi dent of the board. Arrangements will b* made for a loan market as usual. A formal meeting of the governors of th« stock exchange was held later at' which* in addition to the resolution tbat tb4 stock exchange should be closed to-day with the exception of the loan market, it was resolved that it should be closed al together on the day to be set for the prpsi dent's funeral. The produce, cotton, oof fee, metal and consolidated exchanges also ! closed out of respect to the memory of I President McKinley. Chicago, Sept. 14.—The boards of di rectors of both the board of trade and stock exchange at a special meeting beld this morning decided to bold no session* to-day. Chicago, Sept. 14. —In company witb other exchanges throughout the world both the Chicago stock exchange and the local board of trade voted to close to-day, and the day of Mr. McKinley's funeral. The directors of the board of trade also rassed fitting resolutions deploring the president's untimely death. ( After appointing a committee of five to draft resolutions to present for adoption at the next meeting the Chicago stock exchange ordered the following tele gram of condolence sent to Buffalo: George B. Cortelyou, Esq., Milburn House, Buffalo—lt is with sincere sorrow that the members of the Chicago Stock Exchange beg you to convey to Mrs. McKinley their deepest grier at the death of her beloved husband. The president was a man of so noble a char acter and of such wise statesmanship tbat hla place in the affections of us all it assured so long as we shall live. —Ruben N. Donnelley, President. —Joseph R. Wilkins, Secretary. Philadelphia, Sept. 14.—This city to-day wears mantles of mourning, and heartfelt grief is manifested on every side over the tragic end of President McKinley. On government, municipal and private buildings broad bands of crape bear s?tect testimony of the city's sorrow, and the flags at half-mast tell of the nation's be reavement. The news of the president's death, although expected, came as a great shock to this community. Until the early morning thousands of persons thronged the streets in the vicinity of the news paper offices until the direful news wa» received, and to those who remained anx ious and expectant in their homes th* sad tidings were proclaimed by tbe bell on Independence Hall, which, was tolled fifty-eight times, one stroke for each year of the president's life. When the news came that President McKinley had died, the mayor and other city ofl&cials met in the city hall to make the necessary arrangements for honoring the memory of the dead executive. Tb* mayor wrote his proclamation calling on all citizens to drape their houses in black. Chief Pierre of the bureau of city property, superintended the draping of In dependence Hall and the city hall, and orders were issued to all police lieuten ants to fly the national flag at half-mast over the police stations. To-day the stock exchange was closed. The directors of the Union League, one of the foremost republican organizations in tbe country, met and took action. Boston, Sept. 14.—A special session of the excutive council has been called for 8 o'clock Monday afternoon to take appro priate action on the death of President McKinley. The directors of the Boston stock exchange at 9:46 met and votod to close the exchange to-day. Boston, Sept. 14.—Governor W. Murray Crane sent the following telegram to-day: Mrs. William McKinley, Buffalo, N. V — Massachusetts extends her fondest and deep est sympathy in your affliction. The death of your illustrious husband has touched tbe people of this commonwealth profoundly. —W. Murray Crane, Governor. San Francisco, Sept. 14.—The news of President McKlnley's death was received in this city with sincere sorrow. He had become personally known to many and had won the esteem of all during bis re cent sojourn here while his wife was critically 111 and his tragic death Is mourned by the entire community. Im mediately on receipt of the news, tlie flre bells overlooking Portsmouth Square was tolled fifty-eight times —once for each year of the dead president's life. Thousands of persons on the streets congregated about the newspaper offices, or returning from the theaters and expressions of grief wer everywhere heard. Mayor Phelan has suggested that all places of business be closed to-day as a mark of sympathy. He will at once take measures for the observance of a day of public mourning on which appropriate services will be held. None of the thea ters will open to-night. Archbishop Riordan has sent out a let ter to be read from the pulpits of every Catholic church under his jurisdiction, in which he denounces the assassination and provides for services of mourning for the president. Mayor Barstow, of Oakland, Is arranging for a public expression of sor row in that city and memorial meetings will be held throughout the state. If Too Want to Rent Tour house advertise it in the Journal. You'll r«st It. 3