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Source: Daily Morning Alaskan
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “An Official Salute Today”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Skagway, Alaska Territory
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: 4
Issue number: 252
Pagination: [4]

“An Official Salute Today.” Daily Morning Alaskan 22 Sept. 1901 v4n252: p. [4].
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William McKinley (death: government response); William McKinley (mourning).
Named persons
Isaac C. Jenks; William McKinley.


An Official Salute Today

     Today, Skagway, from a military standpoint, will be officially notified of the death of President McKinley. On the Dolphin, Capt. Jenks, of the command stationed here, received from the War Department at Washington, the notification of the death of the executive head of the Nation.
     This morning the cannon at the barracks will boom forth a salute of thirteen guns.
     At each half hour during the day one salute will be fired, and this evening, at 5:30, sunset, forty-five salutes will be heard re-echoing between the hills.
     From now on for thirty days, the barracks will be in mourning. The swords of the officers will be decorated in black.



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