A National Monument
Steps Taken to Erect a Shaft at Canton.
Canton, O., Sept. 21.—At a meeting
of the executive committee, appointed under the authority conferred
by the cabinet for the purpose of conducting the final obsequies
at Canton, steps were taken for the organization of the association
having in view the erection of a national monument at the cemetery
in this city to the memory of the president.
The committee has authorized the following
“The place in view is beautifully
located in the cemetery, where the deceased members of the president’s
family are already buried. The location was visited by members of
the cabinet, the speaker of the house, members of congress and other
distinguished men in attendance at 
the president’s funeral on Thursday.
“There was but one sentiment expressed
as to the beauty and eligibility of the location. It is upon a lofty
eminence, commanding a view of the city and country for miles around,
and is in a new portion of the cemetery not heretofore used for
“Many visitors have expressed their
approbation of this selection, and all agree that a more fitting
place for the final repose of the president’s remains could not
“After the corporation has effected
its organization steps will be taken to procure subscriptions with
a view to the speedy erection of the monument.
“While the committee have taken upon
themselves the formal steps for the incorporation of an association
under the laws of Ohio, the association, when formed, will be in
no sense local in character, but will be made thoroughly national
in its management and control.”