Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Senator Hoar Declines to Eulogize McKinley”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 29 October 1901
Volume number: 51
Issue number: 16165
|“Senator Hoar Declines to Eulogize McKinley.” New York Times 29 Oct. 1901 v51n16165: p. 1.|
|George F. Hoar (public statements); William McKinley (memorial addresses: refusal to give); McKinley memorial services (Worcester, MA).|
|George F. Hoar; William McKinley; Philip J. O’Connell.|
Senator Hoar Declines to Eulogize McKinley
Says Some One Who Agreed with Late President’s Colonial Policy
Should Speak at Worcester.
WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 28.—Mayor Philip J. O’Connell
to-night sent to the City Council the letter of Senator George F. Hoar asking
to be permitted to decline the invitation to eulogize President McKinley.
In the course of his letter, Senator Hoar refers to the fact that he will be extremely busy the next few weeks, but if business were the only reason he should endeavor to overcome it. Continuing he says:
“But I ought in frankness to state another and even stronger reason. I think the eulogy on the President should be delivered by some person who was in full accord with him upon the principal political measure of his Administration. I never questioned his absolute sincerity, his devotion to the public welfare, his love of liberty, and his desire to do his duty as God gave him to see it.
“I was fully in accord with him on the great fiscal measures with which he was identified. But as you know, I differed with him, and his administration and my opinion on that subject has been strengthened and not weakened in the lapse of time, in regard to his policy in dealing with the Philippine Islands.”