The PRESIDENT pro tempore laid before
the Senate the following concurrent resolution of the House of Representatives;
which was read:
Whereas the melancholy event of the
violent and tragic death of William McKinley, late President
of the United States, having occurred during the recess of Congress,
and the two Houses sharing in the general grief and desiring
to manifest their sensibility upon the occasion of the public
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives
(the Senate concurring), That the two Houses of Congress
will assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on
a day and hour fixed and announced by the joint committee, to
wit, Thursday, February 27, 1902, and that, in the presence
of the two Houses there assembled, an address upon the life
and character of William McKinley, late President of the United
States, be pronounced by Hon. John Hay, and that the President
of the Senate pro tempore and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
be requested to invite the President and ex-President of the
United States, ex-Vice-Presidents, the heads of the several
Departments, the judges of the Supreme Court, the representatives
of the foreign governments, the governors of the several States,
the Lieutenant-General of the Army and the Admiral of the Navy,
and such officers of the Army and Navy as have received the
thanks of Congress who may then be at the seat of Government
to be present on the occasion, and such others as may be suggested
by the executive committee.
And be it further resolved,
That the President of the United States be requested to transmit
a copy of these resolutions to Mrs. Ida S. McKinley, and to
assure her of the profound sympathy of the two Houses of Congress
for her deep personal affliction, and of their sincere condolence
for the late national bereavement.
Mr. KEAN. I ask for the immediate consideration
and adoption of the resolution.
The PRESIDENT pro tempore. The Senator
from New Jersey asks that this resolution may receive present consideration.
Is there objection? The Chair hears none. Will the Senate agree
to the resolution?
The concurrent resolution was agreed to.