Program for the Funeral Services in Washington
Washington, D. C., Sept. 16.—The
following is the order of arrangements for the obsequies tomorrow
at Washington of William McKinley, late President of the United
States, as revised to meet the wishes of Mrs. McKinley:
On Tuesday at 9 o’clock a. m. the
remains will be borne to the Capitol, where religious services will
be held. The body will lie in state in the rotunda for the remainder
of the day.
In the evening the remains will be
borne to the station of the Pennsylvania railroad, escorted by a
squadron of United States cavalry, and then conveyed to their final
resting place at Canton, O.
Funeral escort, under command of Major General
John R. Brooke, U. S. A.
Squadron of cavalry.
Battery of field artillery.
Company A, U. S. Engineers.
Two battalions coast artillery.
Battalion of marines.
Battalion of U. S. seamen.
National Guard, District of Columbia.
Civic procession under command of Chief Marshal
General Henry V. Boynton.
Clergymen in attendance.
Physicians who attended the late President.
Military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
Grand Army of the Republic.
Guard of honor, pallbearers, and hearse. Officers
of the army, navy, and marine corps in this
city who are not on duty with the troops
forming the escort will form in full dress,
right in front, on either side of the
hearse, the army on the right, and
the navy and marine corps on
the left and compose the
guard of honor.
Family of the late President.
Relatives of the late President.
Ex-President of the United States.
The Cabinet Ministers.
The Diplomatic Corps.
The Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the
Supreme Court of the United States.
The Senators of the United States.
Members of the United States House of Representatives.
Governors of States and Territories and Commissioners
of the District of Columbia.
The Judges of the Court of Claims, the judiciary
of the District of Columbia, and Judges of the
United States courts, the Assistant Secretaries
of State, the Treasury, War, the
Navy, the Interior of Agriculture, the
Assistant Postmasters General.
The Solicitor General and the Assistant Attorneys General.
The Chilean Claims, Civil, Industrial, Interstate
Commerce, Isthmian Canal, Joint High, Mexican
Water Boundary, Fish and Fisheries,
Special Tariff and Philippine Commissions,
and other departments and
commissions of the government in
the order of their precedence.
Official representatives of the insular governments.
Order of Formation.
The troops designated
to form the escort will assemble on the north side of Pennsylvania
avenue facing the Executive Mansion, the left resting on the eastern
entrance to the grounds.
The civic procession will form in
accordance with the directions to be given by the chief marshal.
The officers of the army and navy
selected to compose the special guard of honor, and such other officers
of the army and navy as may be designated, will be at the Capitol,
so as to receive the remains on arrival there.
Minute Guns to Be Fired.
While the cortége moves
to the railroad station in the evening minute guns will be fired
at the navy yard by the vessels of war which may be in port and
at Fort Myer and by a battery of artillery stationed near the Capitol
for the purpose.
At the same hour the bells of the
several churches, fire engine-houses, and of the schoolhouses will
be tolled. The firing of the minute guns and the tolling of the
bells will continue until the departure of the train from the railroad
station about 8 p. m.
The officers of the army and navy
selected to compose the special guard of honor to accompany the
remains of the late President to the place of final interment at
Canton, O., will assemble at the railroad station at 7:30 p. m.
to receive the body and accompany it to the car reserved for the
Other officers of the army, navy,
and marine corps, previously instructed to receive the body on its
arrival on Monday evening, will reassemble in full dress uniform
at the railroad station at 7:30 p. m. on Tuesday, to pay final honors
to their late Commander-in-Chief.
Personal Notice Waived.
As the necessary limits
of time do not permit personal communication with the public officers
of the United States and of the several States enumerated in the
foregoing order, they are respectfully requested to accept the invitation
to take part in the exercises conveyed through the publication hereof,
and to send notice of their intention to be present to the Secretary
of War at the War department in Washington.
Organized civic societies to take
part are requested to send similar notice at the earliest time practicable
to the chief marshal of the civic escort, General H. V. Boynton,
Wyatt Building, Washington, D. C.
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Program of Religious Service.
today announced the program for the religious service upon the arrival
of the remains of the late President in the rotunda of the Capitol
tomorrow morning. It is as follows:
Hymn, “Lead, Kindly Light.”
Prayer, the Rev. Henry R. Naylor,
D. D., Presiding Elder Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington
Hymn, “Some Time We’ll Understand.”
Address, Bishop Edward G. Andrews,
D. D., Methodist Episcopal Church.
Hymn, “Nearer, My God, to Thee.”
Benediction, the Rev. W. H. Chapman,
D. D., acting pastor Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church.
The music will be furnished by the
choir of the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church.