Source: Atlanta Constitution
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Explained to the Filipinos”
City of publication: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: none
|“Explained to the Filipinos.” Atlanta Constitution 16 Sept. 1901 v34: p. 1.|
|William McKinley (death: international response); William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley (mourning).|
|William Jennings Bryan; William McKinley; William Howard Taft.|
Explained to the Filipinos
They Thought Bryan Would Succeed McKinley.
Manila, September 15.—The profoundest
grief is manifested by every class in the community over the death of President
McKinley. Governor Taft has issued a proclamation which explains to the Filipinos
that, while the death of Mr. McKinley is an irreparable individual loss, it
does not alter the stability of the government or change the course of the administration.
This was considered necessary because the Filipinos thought Mr. Bryan would
succeed him, having received the next highest number of votes in the electoral
Flags were ordered to be half masted for a month, while all employees of the civil government are to wear mourning bands on their arms.
All the foreign consuls, wearing their uniforms, called at the residence of Governor Taft to tender their condolences.
Memorial ceremonies will be held on the Luneta by the civil and military authorities upon the day of the funeral.