Publication information

Source: Zion’s Herald
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Affairs at the White House”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 2 October 1901
Volume number: 79
Issue number: 39
Pagination: 1251

“Affairs at the White House.” Zion’s Herald 2 Oct. 1901 v79n39: p. 1251.
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Roosevelt presidency; Ida McKinley (post-assassination matters).
Named persons
George B. Cortelyou; Henry Clay Evans; James A. Garfield; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
Kansas had two former Representatives named Peters at this time: Samuel Ritter Peters and Mason Summers Peters. It is not known which of the two the article refers to.

Affairs at the White House

LEADING men from all sections, particularly the West and the South, called upon President Roosevelt during the past week and assured him of their hearty support. It is becoming clearer every day that he is accepted as President of the entire country. Friends of ex-Representative Peters, of Kansas, asked Mr. Roosevelt to remove Pension Commissioner Evans and appoint Mr. Peters in his place, on the ground that they believed President McKinley intended to do so. Mr. Roosevelt soon ascertained that Mr. McKinley had no such intention. Mr. Evans is still in office. The belongings of Mrs. McKinley have been removed from the White House, and the Roosevelt family is getting settled in the new home. Mr. Cortelyou is closing up Mr. McKinley’s private affairs. It is stated that Mrs. McKinley will have an income of about $13,000 a year, assuming that Congress grants her a pension of $5,000 as it did in the case of President Garfield’s widow. The expenses of the funeral and the bills of the physicians will be paid by the Government.