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as- em- ~ch sin : of R~ ock of col- af- Big ave L at rid- any tect pver pen no ceq$- of in ~ber ess. om- and olo- ~ly'S On feet ows 1ere any role. the fac- ,err end e a FUNERAL TRAIN SPED FROM BUFFALO TO WASHINGTON Washington, Sept. 16.--The remains of President McKinley to-night lie in the East room of the White House, where for more than four year~ he has made his home as chief magistrate of the g~eat American repul)lic. Upstairs hts widow mourns for 'net dead in the family apartments that now bring back but the saddest of memories. It is with the oimplest ceremony that fit- ted perfectly tile sadness of the occa- sion that the body of the late Presi- , dent was borne up Pennsylvani$ ave- nue to the White House and laid upon the bier in the great East room where he had stood so often in the pride of his manhood to receive the greetings of the common people he loved better than himself. The silence that marked the progress of the funeral party through the na- tional capital was profound, The peo- ple as a whole did not talk even in whispers. Washington, Sept. 16.--Through a living lane .of bare-headed people, stretching from Buffalo up over the Alleghanies downinto the broad val- leys of the Susquehanna and the city on the banks of the shining Potomac, the nation's marlyred President to-day made his last journey to the seat o government over which he presided for four and a half years. The whole country seemed to have drained its population at the side~ of the track over which the funeral train passed. The thin lines through the mountains and the sparsely settled districts thickened at the little ham- lets, covered acres in towns, suddenly grew to the proportions of respectable cities and were congregated into vast multitudes in tile larger cities. Work was suspended in field and mine and city. The schools were dismissed. Everywhere appeared the trappings and tokens of woe. Millions of flags at half mast dotted hillsides and wal- leye and formed a thicket of color over the cities. And from almost every banner streamed a bit of crepe. The statione were heavy with the black symbol of mourning. A~ all the larger towns and cities af- ter the train got into Pennsylvania, militiamen drawn up at "'present arms" kept back the enol~nous crowds. The silence with which the countless thousands viewed the remains of their hero and martyr was oppressive and profound. Only the rumbling of the train's wheels, the sobs from men and women with tear-stained faces, and the dole- ful tolling of the church bells broke upon the ear. At several places, Will- iamslmrt, Harrisburg and Baltimore, the chimes played Cardnail Newm~m's grand hymn. Taken-altogether, the Journey home was the most remarka- ble demonstration of universal person- al sorrow since Lincoln was borne to his grave. Every one of those who came to pay their last tribute to the dead had an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the flag-covered bier elevat- ed to the view in the observation car at the rear of the train. There was no other spot of color to catch the eye on this train of death. The locomotive was shrouded .in black, the curtains of the car in which sat the lonely, stricken widow, the rela- tives of the President. cabinet and oth- ers were drawn. The whole black train was like a shuttered house, save only for that htmlmost car where the body lay, guarded by a soldier of the army and a sailor of the navy. Mrs. McKinley stood the trip brave-- ly. In the morning soon after leaving Buffalo she pleaded so earnestly to be allowed to go into the car where her dear one lay that reluctant consent was given, and she spent a half-hour beside the coffin. All the way the train was preceded about fifteen mlr utes by a pilot engine sent ahead test the bridges and switches and pr vent the possibility of an accident t the precious burden it carried. The train had the right of way over every- thing. Not a wheel moved on the Pennsylvania railroad system thirty minutes before the pilot engine was due. or for the same time after the train had passed. General Superinten- dent J. B. Hutchinson had sent out explicit instructions covering every de- tail. The order co,ncluded: "Every precaution must be taken by all emptoyes to make this move abso- lutely certain." General Boyd, assistant passenger agent, had personal charge of the train. The tr~ain left Buffalo at 8:30 o'clock this morning and arrived at Washing~l~n at 8:38 o'clock to-night. In twelve hours it Is estimated over half a million people saw the coffin which held all that was mortal of President McKinley. QUICK WORK WILL BE MADE WITH ASSASSIN CZOLGOSZ Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 16.--L,eon F. Czolgosz, alias Fred Nelman, was in- dicted to-day by the County Court grand Jury for murder in the first de- gree, for fatally shooting President McKinley ~n the Temple of Music in the Pan-American Exposition at 4:15 o'clock the afternoon of September 6th. Czolgosz will probably be arraigned again to-morrow morning to plead to the indictment. Aside form the surgeons and physi- cians In the case. no wi~messes were sworn ether than those who were in the Temple of Music and witnessed the shooting. The complete witnesses in the order in which, they appeared to testify, follows: Dr. Herman Mynter, Dr. H. R. Gay- lord, Dr. H. G. Matzlnger, Dr. M. D. Mann, Secret Service Detective Galla- gher, Attorney James L. Quackenbush, Attorney Louis L. Babcock, Harry Hlnshaw, Captain Darner and Petrol-. man Merkel of the exposition guards; Corporal Louis Bertschey and Pri- vates Neff, O'Brien, Fennebaugh and Brooks of the Seventy-third Seacoast artillery; E. C. Knapp, Mrs. Vanden- borgh DaVis, John Brr~nch. a colored porter; Captain Velley, chief of the exposition detectives; Superintendent Bull and Assistant Superintendent P. V. Cusack of the local police depart- ment; Fred Letghter, Charles J. Close, Exposition Guards Westenfelder and James and Detectives Geary and Solo- mon of this city. At 4:15 o'clock this afternoon, exact- ly ten days after the shooting," the grand Jury voted unanimously to in- dict Czolgosz for murder in the first des, tee. At 4:41 the secret indictment was presented to Judge Emery in the County Com~. Czolgosz was then taken under a strong guard from the Jail through the tunnel under Delaware avenue to the Czolgosz is of medium height, of fairly good build, and has light curly hair. but a ten-days' growth of beard on his face gave hlm an unkempt ap- pearance. Apparently he feigned in- sanity, not stupidity, and his glance roamed about, but his eyes wexe al- ways downcast. Not once did ~he look the county prosecutor or the Judge in the face. "Czolgosz. have you got a lawyer? Do you wish a lawyer? You have been indicted for murder in the first degree. :Do you want a lawyer to defend? Czolgosz, look at me and answer? District Attorney Penny fired these questions at the prisoner, his voice rising with each succeeding question, but Czolgosz stubbornly refused to answer. Judge E:mery then asked the pris- oner before the bar if he had counsel, but there was no answer, despite the fact that the officers told him the Judge was speaking and that he must answer. The court then said: "Czolgosz, you having appeared for arraignment In the court, without counsel, the law makes it the duty of' the court to assign counsel. The Bar Association of our county has eonsid. ered the matter and suggested the names of certain gentlemen of high character for such assignment. The court has seriously considered the question and has concluded to follow the suggestion made by the associa: tion. The court therefore assigns Lor- aine L. Lewi.q and Robert C. Titus as your counsel." Czolgosz was handcuffed to the de- tective, who started out of the court room with him. The crowds surged after them, but found the exit barred by policemen. Ou~ide the court room door the prisoner was surrounded by policemen and hurried downstairs ln~ to ,the basement, whence he was taken through the tunnel to the Jail. Wheth- basement of the city hall and up the er he was left there for the night, or stairs to. the court room on the second ] taken elsewhere, the police refused ~ floor. I say. FUNERAL 0BSE R VANCE TO BE HELD IN DEN VER Denver, Sept. 17.--Weather permit- ting, the memorial parade Thursday afternoon will be the most impo~ing spectacle of its kind ever seen in Den- ver or any other city in Colorado. In length and number of organizations in line. it will surpass any funeral cor- tege or other street parade witnessed in this section of the United States. Already between 4.000 and 5,000 men, through the secretaries of their organizations, have asked for positions in the column. "That means that we will have about 10,000 men in line." said Briga- dier General Irving Hale last evening at the state house during the course of a meeting held by the committee hav- ing the parade in charge. Associated with him are Brigadier General John Chaco, Major A. C. Williams and Ralph Voorhees. "It is possible," he continued, "that we may have a still greater number. Each mail brings us additional requests for positions. We will grant them all. There will be plenty of room for every organization In the state, if they choose to come to Denver and wish to participate." A. M. E. ~huln0h ~onfer~nos. Pueblo, Sept. 16,--The fifteenth an- rado, Utah. New Mexico, Montana, Arizona and Wyoming. The confer- ence, which has been in session five days, under the presidency of Bight hey. C. T. Shaffer. was the most suc- cessful in the history o.f the negro church in the West. Ray. J. T. Smith acted as secretary and S. W. Byrd as treasurer. The assignments were made as fel- llows: Presiding elder for the Denver district. James H. Hybbard; presiding elder for the Colorado Springs district, S. ~V. Byrd. Pastors: Denver district, Shorter elmrch. Denver, Jesse Peck; Campbell church. Denver. J. T. Smith; Ward mission. G. H. Bynrs; Boulder, John Turner; Salt I~ake. J. H. D. Hill; Anaconda. A. G. Elliott; Butte, Mon- tana. Jordan Alien; Billings, B. McCui- ley; Helena, Montana. J. P. Watson; Great Fails. W. L. M. Baker: Ogden mission. Utah. H. It. Hawkins; Colo- rado Springs, A. A. Burleigh; Manitou, S. Rice; Pueblo. G. F. C. Taylor; Bes- semer mission, W, P. Q. Byrd; Crlpple Creek., W. T. Thornton; Leadville, J. W. Sanders; Grand Junction, A. Wag- net; Aspen and Glenwood Springs, E. W. Smith: La Junta, G. H. Smith; Trinidad. G. "iV. Tlson: Las Vegas, W. B. Johnson: AIbnquerque, J. D. Barks- dale; Phoenix, A. Maxfleld; Waisen. burg circuit, M. Jones; Evangelists, Mesdames Lena Mason. J. P. Watson, Nannie Reynolds, Llda Allen and Olive nual session of represenmtlves of the Elllott. Ray. C. M. Smith was t~ns- l~fth Episcopal District of the AfriCan ferred to the Kansas conference, but Methodist EpiscopalChurch closed last mmperarlly put In charge at Cl~ey. evening In Pueblo. ~:heterrilory con.. anne. The next conference will be I~rised in the district loci, des Col0~ held at Leadvllle next September, WASH1NGTON GOSSIP. At the White House on the morning of the President's death the only evi- dence of the event 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 several years ago having had its attention called to the matter and enacted a law prohibiting the display of mourning on public buildings. The commissioners of the District of Columbia held a meeting Saturday and issued a proclamation, announcing to the citizens of the District the death of President McKinley, paying tribute to his memory and ordering that, as a mark of respect, the commissioners de- sire that the public offices of the Dis- trict of Columbia be closed on the day of the funeral and that the flags on all the District buildings be dis.played at l half mast mltil further orders. The commissioners had previously sent a telegram to Secretary Cortelyou, ex- pressing their personal grief at the death of President McKinley and ex- tending thetr~ profound sympathy to Mrs. McKlnI~. The Schley~urt of inquiry will hold its sessions ~J~ the Washington navy yard in n roo~ on the second floor of the gunners'~ork.shop. The room ha~ a floor space of sixty by 200 feet, and is partitioned to provide a court- room 60x80 feet. The reservation for tile use of the court, Admiral Schley and his counsel, the witnesses .and a stenographer has been inclosed by a railing, and two large Smyrna rugs have been provided to increase *the comfort of the court. Back of the court room are two lago rooms, one for the court, with a fireproof safe to insure the preservation of the im- portant recorcls that will be produced at the hearings, and the other for the nse of Admiral Sehley and his counsel. White paint has been liberally applied, giving an air of cleanli]dess. The only decoration is two large new American flags, which have been tastefully draped over a freshly-bronzed large representation of the American eagle. Desks have been provided for the newspaper correspondents just outside the railing inclosing the court, and seats have been arranged for 400 spec- tators, who will be admitted by card. Booths for the use of the correspond- ents and telegraph operators have been erected at one end of the hall. Speaker Henderson appointed the following committee of representatives to attend the funeral of President Me- Klnley: Representatives Grosvenor~ Burton, Norton and Taylor, of Ohio; Loud, of California; Russell. Connecti- cut; Ball, Delaware; Cannon, Hltt and Hopkins, of Illinois; Steele, Indiana; Hepburn, Iowa; Curtis, Kansas; Bur) lelgh, Maine; Mudd. MaD, land; Gill, Massachusetts; Corliss, Michigan; Fletcher, Minnesota; Met-car, Nebras- ka; Sullow. New Hampshire; Louden- slager. New Jersey; Payne. Cummings and Sherman. New York; Marshall, North Dakota; Tongue, Blngham, Grow and Dalzell. Pennsylvania; Ca- pron, Rhode Island; Burke. South Da- kota; Foster. Vermont; Cushman, Washington; Dovenor, West Virginia; Babcock, Wisconsin; Mondell, Wyo. ruing; Richardson, Tennessee; Bank, head, Alabama; McR~e, Arkansas; Bell, Colorado; Sparkman. Florida; Lester, Georgia; Glenn, Idaho; Smith. Kentucky; Robertson. Louisiana; Will- Iams, Mississippi; DeArmond, Mis- souri; Edwards, Montana; Newlands, Nevada; W. W. Kltchin: North Caro- lina; Elllott, South Carolina; Lanham, Texas; Swanson. Virginia; Bodie. New Mexico; Fiynn, Oklahoma, and Smith, Arizona, Of the eight men who entered Pres- ident McKinley's Cabinet at the begin- ning of his first administration, only three remain. These are Secretaries Gage, Long and Wilson. The greatest number of changes have taken place in the State Department and the Depart. ment of Justice. Three men have served as the head of the State De. partment since March 4, 1897. The first of these was the late Hen. John Sherman, who surrendered his place In the Senate to become the premier of Mr. McKinley's first Cabinet. At the outbreak of the Spanish war he retired and was succeeded by Judge William R. Day of Canton, Ohio. who, when the war had closed, gave place to the present Incumbent. Hen. John Hay, who had been Mr. McKinley's minister to Great Britain. All three were Ohio men. The first attorney general under Presloent McKinley was the present Supreme Court Justice, Hen. Joseph McKenna. When he became a mem- ber of the Supreme Court he was sac- ceeded by Governor Griggs of New Jersey, and the latter was at his own request t~elieved at the beginning of the present term. P. C. Knox, the incum- bent, assuming the office. In each of the Postoffiee, War and Interior De,. partments, there has been one change. Mr. Smith succeeded Mr. Gary in the Postoffice Department; Mr. Boot Oen. oral Alger in the War Department, -and Mr. Hitchcock Mr. Bliss In the-In- terlor Department. Notice to Ambassadors, Immediately after the receipt of the news in Washington of the death of President McKinley, the following note was sent to the foreign represen- tatives accredited to the government of the United States: Department of State, Washington, Sept. 14, 1901. Sir--It is my, painful duty to an- nounce to you the death of William McKinley, president of the United Slates, ~n the city of Buffalo. at 15 min- utes past 2 in the morning of to-day; September 14th. Laid low by the act on an assassin. the week-long struggle to save his llfe has been watched with keen solicitude, not alone by the people of this coun: try, who raised him from their own ranks to the high office he filled, but by the people of all friendly nations." whose messages of sympathy and hope, while hope was possible, have been most consolatory in this time of sore trial. ~ow that the end has come, I re- st you o be the medium of com- municating the sad risings to the gov- ernment of the honored nation you so worthily represent, and to announce that, in obeflience to the prescriptions of the constitution, the office of presi. dent has devolved npon Theodore Roosevelt. vice president of the United ~tates. Accept, sir, the renewed assuranee of my highest consideration. JOHN HAY, TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIE$. The largest sawmill In the world is to be erected at Aberdeen, Wash. Andrew Carnegie has offered $20,000 to Riverside, Calffornia, for a free pub- lic library. The annual territorial fair of New Mexico will be held at Albuquerque October 15th. The American Sugar Refining Com- pany has advanced prices on Nos. 4. 5. 6, 7 and 8 refined sugar five points. Senator Depew has been invited to deliver the address at ~he opening of the Charleston Exposition December lsL The postmaster at Nome, Joseph H. Wright, has been arrested and held for trial on the charge of embezzling $3,200. A number of big robberies have been carried on by thieves on the gold pro- ducing creeks back of Dawson City this month. Clergy half-fare perfits are to be ex- tended to cover the entire terrritery between Chicago and the Pacific coast. Charles T. Yerkes has secured con- trol of the proJectdd Brompton-Plcca- dilly (tube) raLwoad, with a capital of 2,100,000. The steamer Sierra, which sailed from Sydney, N. S. W., September 3d, for San Francisco, has on board 500,- 000 in gold. The census bureau reports that in 1900 there were produced 10,486,179 commercial bales of cotton, as against 9,645,974 bales in 1899. At the Harlem race course, Chicago, on the 5th instant, Jiminez ran a mile and seventy yards in 1:42 3-5, breaking the record for that distance. Ex-president Grocer Cleveland has consented to deliver the oration on Founder's Day of the Carnegie Insti- tute, in Pittsburg, November 7th. Henry Dickens, son of Charles Dick- ens, is tn this country, with his two daughters, Misses Elaine and Olive, and is staying at Lake Champlain. United States Ambasador General Horace Porter has received instruc- tions from Washington to Invite France to participate in the St. Lo~.~s exposition. The Trades Union Congress at Swam sea, Wales, has voted to accumulate a fund with which to fight the House of Lords' picketing declsion "and other legal wrongs." Kate Livingstone, a cousin of Dr. Livingstone, is living in the Isle of Mull, in the Hebrides, and has Just completed her 106th year. She is, however, very weak. An assessment of fifty cents per cap- Ita has been levied on the 15,000 cloak. makers of New York for the purpose of fighting injunctions against the cloakmakers' strike pickets. Miss Stone, the missionary recently abducted by brigands in the Vllayel of Salonica, Turkey, is still a prisoner. It has not yet been stated what ran- som is demanded for her release. Dartmouth College in New Hamp- shire will celebrate its 100th anniver- sary September 25th and 26th. One thousand of the alumni will parade dressed in revolutionary costumes. Andrew Carnegie has donated a large pipe organ to the Central Pres- byterian Church 'of New Castle, Penn- sylvania, which city recently refused Mr. Carnegie's offer of a Worary build- ing. ' Fire started by a spark from crossed eleetrie wires destroyed machinery in the Hleks-Judd Printing establishment of San Francisco worth $100,000 and did other damage estimated at $30,- 000. A. B. Hammond of Portland, Oregon,. has bought for $500,000 the largest un- broken tract of timber land still re- maining in first hands In Oregon. Fir. ty thousand acres were involved In the deal. Vice President Roosevelt has written A. B. Cummins, Republican nomlnee for governor, that he will make two speeches in Iowa this campaign, one of them being in Des Molnes about October 7th. The transport McClellan, from New York, July lOth, with the congressional party, has reached Manila. The vis- itors will make a tour of the islands fu~ the purpose of investigating the con- duct of affairs. Gee. Braunraided, a member of the Soldiers' Home at I~eavenworth, was dishonorably discharged recently and 'drummed out of camp for expressing satisfaction at th~ shooting of Presi. dent McKinley. Robert H. Mumford, known through- out the Yukon country an~ lhe states as "Polly Bob," committed suicide at Nome on August 22d, by swallowing twenty grains of morphine, in a room at the Gold Hill hotel. The plant of the American Glucose Sugar Refining Company at' Peoria. Ill., the largest of the kind in the United States, and the property of the Glucose trust, has been closed down ln- flefinitely. The plant employed about 1,200 hands. General S. D. Stanley, president of the Society of the Army of the Cum- berland, announces that the annual re. union of that society and the veterans of that army will be held at I~ouisville, Kentucky, on Perryvllle days, Octo- ber 8th and 9th. Application was made in the Su- preme Court, Brooklyn, for the disso- lution of the National Gramaphone Company and the appointment of a temporary receiver on.the ground that the corporation is insolvent. The mo- tions were granted. "Russian newspapers are forbidden to refer to famine conditions in Rus- sia," says the St. Petersburg corre. spondent of the London Daily Mail, "bec, ause hunger, typhus and scurvy have broken out m many districts and hundreds are dying daily." The Constantinople correspondent of the London Times says that owing to the non-payment of salaries, the kitchen staff of the Ylldiz Kiosk mu- tinied recently. The Sultan ordered the payment of wages, but at the same time had several cooks imprisoned. The Mutual Match Comlmny of Clif- ton, New Jersey, which has filed a cer- tificate of incorporation to operate a match plant, which ls expected to com- I I I I I eveg PRESIDENT R00S TAKES OATH OF OFFICE Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept, 14.- President Roosevelt reached Buffalo at 1:40 this afternoon, accompanied only by his private secretary, William Loeb, Jr. When he left the train an escort of the Fourth signal corps formed about him aud conducted him to an automobile which his friend, Ansley Wilcox, had in waiting. The President rode to the Wilcox home, vd~ere he stopped to dress and then went to the Milburn house to make his official call of condolence. The place selected to take the oath of office was the library of Mr. Wll- cox's house, a rather small room, but picturesque, the heavy oak trimmings and the massive book cases giving all somewhat the appearance of a legal den. A pretty bay window with stained glass ar'd heavy hangings, for-mad a background and against this the President took his position. Surrounding him were the five mem- bers of the Cabinet. Secretaries Root, Hitchcock, Long, Wilson and Post- master General Smith. Nearby were senator Chauncey M. Depew, Judge of the Court of Appeals Haight, John Scathard. Mr. and Mrs. Ansley Wllcox, Miss Wilcox, George P. Sawyer, Drs. Mann. Park and Stoekten. Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Sprague, Mr. an4 Mrs. John G. Milburfi, secretary to the President, Wllliam Loeb. Jr.; secre- tary to the deceased President, George Judge Hazel had stepped to the rear of the President and Mr. Roosevelt coming closer to Secretary I[oot, sah! in a voice, that at first wavered, but finally came deep and strong, while as if to control his nervousness he hehl firmly to the lapel of his coat with his right hand: "I shall take the oath at once, in ac- cordance with your request~ and in this hour of deep and terrible national bereavement, I wish to state that it shall be my aim to continue absolutely unbroken, the policy of President Mc- Kinley for the peace and prosperity and honor of our beloved country," The Presiden stepped farther into the bay window and Judge Hazel, tak- ing up the constitutional oath of office which had been prepared on parch- ment, asked the President to raise his right hand and repeat it after him. There was a hush like death in the room as the judge read a few words at a time and the President in a strong voice and without a tremor and with his raised hand as steady as if carved from marble, repeated it after him. "And thus I swear," he ended it. The hand dropped by his side, the chin for an instant rested on the breast and the silence remained un- broken for a couple of minutes as though the new President of the Unit- ed States was offering silen~ prayer. Judge Hazel broke iL saying: B. Cortelyou; Dr. and Mrs. Charles "Mr. President. please attach yo~r Carey, R. C. Scathard, J. D. Sawyer, 1 signature." And the President, rum- William Jeffers of the United States/ins to a small table nearby, wrote, Senate, and Judge of ~he United I "Theodore Roosevelt" at the bottom of States District Court, John R. ttazel. ] the document in a firm hand. Judge Hazel stood near the Presi- [ "I should like to see the mere,bets of deut in the bay window and the latter / the Cabinet a few momen~m after the showed his almost extreme nervous-[ others retire," said the President, and ness by plucking at the lppel of his this was the signal for the score of the long frock coa~ and nervously tapping people who had been favored by wit- tile hardwood floor with hls heel. He nessing of the ceremony, to retire. As stepped over once to Secretary Root they turned to go, the President said: and for about five minutes they con- "I will shake hands with you peopl0 versed earnestly. The question at is- sue was whether the President should first sign an oath of office and then swear in. or whether he should swear in first and sign the document in the case after. At precisely 3:42 o'clock, Secretary Root ceased his conversation with the President and, stepping back, while an absolute hush fell upon every one In the room, said in an almost in- audible voice: "Mr. Vice President. I -" then his voice broke and for fully two minutes the tears came down his face and his lips quivered, so that he could not continue his utterances. There were sympathetic tears from those about and two great drops ran down either cheek of the successor of William Me- Kinley. Mr. Root's chin was on his breast. Suddenly throwing back his head, as if with an effort, he continued in a broken voice: "I have been requested(on behalf, of the Cabinet of the late President. at least those who are present in Buffalo, all except two, to request that for rea- sons of weight, affecting the affairs of government, you should proceed to take the constitutional office of presi- dent of the United State." gladly," and with something of his old smile returning he first shook hands with the members of the Cabinet pres- ent, then Senator Depew and finally with a few guests and newspaper men. Immediately following the dispers- ing of the spectators after the taking of the oath. the President asked the Cabinet members ~resent to confer with him. The conference lasted very nearly two hours, and when it was fin- ished the President said to the Asso- ciated Press representative: "Following on the brief statement ] made when taking the oath, that I would follow the administrative lines laid down by President McKinley, 1 requested the members of the Cabinet who were present to remain in their positions, at least for the present. They have assured me that they will, and I may ~y that I have assurances also from the absent memhers." Inquiry was made of the President as to whether an extra session of 0o~ grass would be called by him, and he said that there was no fundamental law requiring the calling of Congress together upon the succession of a vice president to the presidency, and that after consulatlon with the Cabinet they had decided that no such extra session would be called. #+++++'~++++++++++++++,I,,,.,, .- ,-,-, .- ...... ~,+++,t,+,l,+,V4+ MOURNINfi PROCLAMATION BY PRESIDENT R00SVELT Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 14.--, of America, do appoint Thursday next, President Roosevelt to-night issued the I September 19th. the day on which the following proclamation: " I body of the dead President will be laid By the President of the UnitedI in Its last earthly resting place, as a States, a proclamation: /day of moi~rnlug and prayer througl~ A terrible bereavement has befallen ~ out the United States. I earnestly re~. our people. The President of the Unit. / ommend that all the people do assem- ed States has been struck down; a~ ble on that day in thelr respective crime committed not only against the places of divine worship, there to bow chief magistrate but against every law- aSiding and liberty-loving citizen. President McKinley crowned a life of largest love for his fellow-men, of most earnest endeavor for their wel- fare, by .a death of Christian forti- tude; and both the way in which he devoted his life and the way In which, in the supreme hour of trial, he met his death, will remain forever a pro. cious heritage of our people. It is meet that we as a nation ex- press our abiding .love and reverence for his life, our deep sorrow for hls untimely death. Novr~ therefore, I, Theodore Roose~ volt, President of the United States pete with existin~ organizations. ~'ae M.D., Charles Carey, M. D., Hemanus plant will be the largest independent I.~ Baer, M. D. ms~h factory in the United PAa~w. down in submission to the will of Al. mighty God, and to pay out of full hearts their homage of love and rever- ence to the great, good President whose death has smitten the nation with bitter grlef. In wltness whereof I have l~ereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington the 14th day of September, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and one, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty. sixth. (Signed) THEODORI~ ROOSEVELT. ~y tile President. John Hay, Secretary of State. AUTOPSY SHOWS CAUSE OF PRESIDENT'S DEATH Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 14.- The following report of the autopsy upon the remains of President McKin- ley was issued at 5 o'clock: The bullet which struck over the breast bone did not pass through the skin and dld little harm. The other bullet passed through both walls of the stomach near its lower border. Both holes were found to be perfectly closed by the stitches, but the tissue aroun0 each hole had become gan- grenous. After passing through the stomach the bullet passed into ~e back walls of the abdomen, hitting and tearing the upper end of the kid- ney, This portion of the bullet track was also gangrenous, ~he gangrene in. volving the pancreas. The bullet has not yet been found. There was no sign of peritonitis, or disease of other organs. The heart walls were very thin. There was no evidence of any attempt at repair on the part of na- ture. and death resulted from the gan- grene, which affected t'he stomach around the bullet wouI~ds as well as the tissues around the further course of the bullet. Death was unavoidable by any surgical or medical treatment. and was the direct result of the bullet wound. Harvey D. Gaylord. M. D., P.M. Rixey, M. D., Herman Mynter, M. D., Eugene Wasdln, M. D., Edward J. Janeway; M. D., W. P. Kendall, Sur- geon U. S. A., 19dward L. Munson, Ass't. Surgeon U. S. A.. Herman G. Matringer, M. D.. Matthew D. Mann, M. D., Roswell Park, M. D., Charles . Stockton, M. D., W. W. Johnston, Memorl~l :Exere~es In Denvme. Denver, Sept. 16.--2~ne following program will be observed in Denver next Thursday, the day on which the body of William MsKlniey will he laid to rest in Canton: 9:00 a. m.--School chKdren will a~ semble at their respective schools and march to churches in the vicinity. 9:15 a. m.--Special church services for the school children. 10"2,0 a. m.~Servlees of prayer, con- ducted by pastors, In all the churches of the city. 2.~)0 p. m.--Processlou will. start from the vicinity of Fourteenth and Law- rence streets, proceeding directly to the capitol grounds. 2:30 p. m.--Open air ceremonies on the capitol grounds; prayers, speeches and the ~inging of the late President's favorite hymns by the assembled poe- ple; followed by sounding of "taps" and flrin~ the military burial..salute. Ass~ssin's 'l'wia~t. Buffalo. Sept. 16.--Czolgosz may he arraigned to plead to the indictment on Monday, September 23d. It is no~ known that he will be arraigned on that day, but that is the earliest day upon which the prisoner can be. brought before the court, as at pres- ent there is no session of the Supreme Court. On Septemher 23d Jtmtice White will convene the regular term of part III of the Supreme Court, which part is se~ aside for the trial of criminal cases District Attorney Penney ~s perfet- ly confident that Czolgosz~wfll be c~u- vi0*~d of the crime af murder in the first degree--that Is, premeditated-, and the penalty for which, under th~ laws of New York state, l~ death b~ ~teetax~utioa.