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