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Source: Public Opinion
Source type: magazine
Document type: news column
Document title: “News of the Week”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 26 September 1901
Volume number: 31
Issue number: 13
Pagination: 411

“News of the Week.” Public Opinion 26 Sept. 1901 v31n13: p. 411.
William McKinley (lying in state: Washington, DC); McKinley cabinet (retention by Roosevelt); Emma Goldman (arraignment); William McKinley (lying in state: Canton, OH); Leon Czolgosz (arraignment); McKinley funeral services (Canton, OH); William McKinley (death: international response); Ida McKinley (medical condition).
Named persons
William S. Cowles; Leon Czolgosz; Edward K. Emery; Emma Goldman; Loran L. Lewis; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Presley M. Rixey; Theodore Roosevelt; Robert C. Titus.
Ellipses (“. . .”) appear below as given in the original document. Omission of text within the excerpt is denoted with a bracketed indicator (e.g., [omit]).


News of the Week [excerpt]



     DOMESTIC.—The body of President McKinley arrived in Washington at 8:38 o’clock from Buffalo, and was taken to the White House . . . . President Roosevelt and his wife arrived in Washington and went to the home of Commander Cowles . . . . [omit] . . . . Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, was arraigned in court before Judge Emery, at Buffalo, an indictment for murder in the first degree having been found against him by the grand jury; he refused to plead, and ex-Judges Lewis and Titus were assigned as his counsel . . . . Chicago citizens started a movement looking to the erection of a memorial arch for President McKinley at Washington . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—The body of President McKinley was taken from the White House to the capitol, where funeral services were held in the rotunda, after which the body lay in state, and was viewed by a multitude of people . . . . At a meeting of the cabinet, held at the house of Commander Cowles, in Washington, President Roosevelt requested the members to serve under his administration . . . . Czolgosz, the murderer of President McKinley, was again arraigned in court; he refused, as he did before, to answer questions, and a plea of not guilty was entered by ex-Judge Lewis, one of the counsel assigned to him . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—The body of President McKinley arrived in Canton, and lay in state at the courthouse, until 6 o’clock; it was then taken to the McKinley home . . . . The bail of Emma Goldman, anarchist, was fixed at $20,000 . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—Funeral services over the body of President McKinley were held in the First Methodist Episcopal church at Canton, after which the body, escorted by a great military and civic procession, was taken to West Lawn cemetery and placed in a receiving vault, to await final burial; Mrs. McKinley was not able to attend the services, but her friends do not think she is on the verge of collapse . . . . In all parts of the country the date of the president’s funeral was observed as a day of mourning; there was complete suspension of business, and memorial services were held in every city and town.
     FOREIGN.—Remarkable tributes to the memory of President McKinley were paid throughout the world, memorial services being held in the churches of the leading cities, flags placed at half-mast, salutes fired from fleets and forts, and other demonstrations of sympathy shown . . . . [omit]


     DOMESTIC.—[omit] . . . . Mrs. McKinley felt better, but Dr. Rixey is less confident than he was.



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