OF THE M
TO BE LAID THURSDAY MORNING.
The Ceremony Is to Be Brief But Impressive and President William
R. Day Will Be in Charge of the Exercises.
Frederick S. Hartzell, assistant
secretary of the McKinley National Memorial association, has issued
the following statement:
To the Morning News,
Gentlemen:—The cornerstone of the
McKinley mausoleum on Monument Hill will be laid the morning of
Thursday, the 16th inst., at eleven o’clock. The brief ceremony
that has been arranged for will be attended by the trustees of the
Memorial association and presided over by its president, William
Contemplating the necessity of a very
considerable expense that will inevitably be incurred by a suitable
observance of the day that shall mark the dedication of this monument
at its completion two years hence, the trustees have thought best
in the interests of economy to avoid every possible outlay at this
time. For this reason no arrangements will be made for the special
care of any guests of the association on Thursday next, excepting
Mrs. McKinley and her household, the families of the trustees and
members of the city government of Canton.
The fact that Cantonians generally
have contributed with pronounced liberality to the fund with which
this monument is being built, and that many of them have given with
the utmost freedom of their time and influence towards its success,
makes a special invitation to each who has helped in the work appear
eminently appropriate. Undoubtedly it would be but for the reason
While the exercises on Thursday morning
will be very brief and simple they must from their nature be impressive
and interesting, and it is hoped that the people of Canton, whether
contributors to the memorial fund or not, will be present.
Frederick S. Hartzell, Ass’t Sec’y.