Source: Christian Advocate
Source type: newspaper
Document type: news column
Document title: “National and International Notes”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 3 October 1901
Volume number: 76
Issue number: 40
|“National and International Notes.” Christian Advocate 3 Oct. 1901 v76n40: p. 1568.|
|White House; William McKinley (mourning); McKinley memorialization; Methodist Episcopal community.|
|William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.|
|The resolutions referred to below that “appeared last week” can be viewed by clicking here.|
National and International Notes [excerpt]
President Rwill not hold any official function at the White House until after the public reception on New Year’s Day; after that they will take place as formerly. Neither can formal calls of organizations and officials in a body be received until after thirty days from the date of President M K death. The flag on the White House will fly at half-mast, and mourning paper be used by the heads of the departments for thirty days.
We take it for granted that memorial services for President MK were held in every Methodist Episcopal church of any considerable size in the United States, and doubtless in many that would not come under this description. Reports of them are coming to the office from all quarters, as also are resolutions passed by different bodies, some within our own Church, and others, such as Union League Clubs, from without. Foreseeing that this would be the case, we concluded to publish no resolutions except those passed by the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Metropolitan Church of Washington, which the President attended. These appeared last week. Nor can we publish any poems or sermons, in full or in part, that the occasion has called forth.