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Indianapolis Press (Newspaper) - March 14, 1901, Indianapolis, Indiana I. O f sixth Midi Jedi Tictin yol. 2.�?xo. 391. Ils ind., thursday March 14, pages. Two . Harrison dead cite in loom body in state at the Capitol saturday president m Kinley coming / the entire state militia a will March to Capitol to Honor Gen. Harrison body of dead statesman to lie in state Satura i a quiet funeral from the first presbyterian Ohff Cli sunday arrangements in detail prep Arii for president Mckinley s reception. Indianapolis was in gloom today Over the death yesterday afternoon at 4 45 o clock of Gen. Benjamin Harrison Twenty third president of the United states. All Public buildings and Many private ones flags were flying at half Mast in the flurries of Snow. At the residence 1214 North Delaware Street a badge of Crape Hung on the door a entire militia coming. This morning a general committee headed by rhe governor met at the state House and made arrangements for the Public services saturday when the body Nill lie in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol from noon till 10 o clock at night. The entire state mall la will be brought Here to participate in the procession from the Harrison Home to the Capitol. The March will begin at 11 o clock and numerous other organizations will participate. Quiet funeral sunday. Sunday afternoon at 2 o clock there will be a quiet funeral from the second presbyterian Church of which the general was an elder. There will be no Public display on this occasion. The president s arrival. President and mrs. Mckinley and Secretary Cortelyou will arrive in Indianapolis sunday morning for the funeral. Other notables will be in attendance. The pall bearers have not been selected. Several men from out of town have been invited to Servo. Out of respect. The county courts today were adjourned in respect to the dead. The various clubs including the Marion and others began issuing memorials. The governor and mayor have issued proclamations. In the Public schools this morning there were Brief services. saturday a Salute of guns will Boom from the Arsenal during tie March to the Capitol. The burial will be at Crown Hill in the Harrison family lot. The Rev. A. Haines will preach the Sermon. Hundreds of messages were received at the Harrison Home this morning. President Mckinley sex president Cleveland diplomats and statesmen of various degrees sending their s part will take place Satur Day and there will be no display on Flis wife s arms. At a meeting of state and Federal officials. Distinguished and friends of men. Harrison in the governor s Parlours at 10 o clock this morning it was decided that the Public shall pay its respect to Chen. Harrison on saturday when there will be a great procession of military and civic organizations and that the services on sunday shall be a ostentatious in accordance with the wishes of the family and out of respect to Gen. Harrison s religious nature. Gov. Durban presided and Charles e. Wilson was chosen Secretary. An executive committee was appointed by the governor the motion of judge Dowling of the supreme court providing that the governor and mayor should be members sex of Siclo. The committee is As Hows gov. W. T. Durban mayor j a a Jylli amps Taggart Admiral George Brown Jud. A. Woods a. H. Ii. Miller. Dap p,at3dell, e. B. Martindale John b. W. Henley judge Alex and fowling John p. Frenzel a Olney t. Malott. Gen. Lew Wallace w. H. Hart and capt. David Beem of the g. A. R. There %ver0 present at the meeting Lew Wallace w. A. Woods John h. Baker Admira a George Brown Daniel Ransdell w. H. H. Miller Francis e. Baker August l. Mason John h. Holliday a m. Mock h. Mulligan John b. Elam w. S. Fish. Judge l. Monks Smiley n. Chambers b. F. Johnson judge Alexander Downing Voiney t. Malott Daniel w. Comstock to. Z. Wiley Thomas h. Spann James b. Black b. B. Martin Dale Frank Morrison Moses g. Mclain John w. Kern w. H. Hart Frank Jones Leopold Levy r. A. Brown h. S. New h. Jordan w. D. Robinson Ivan n. Walker. Thomas Taggart j. V. Had Ley John p. Fri Noel Harry c. Adams and w. L. s opening address. The governor called the meeting to order and said he wished to be advised As to what the state should properly do. He thought it should be decided whether the entire National guard should be mobilized or but a part. Quot this is an unusually sad occasion for your chief executive quot the governor began quot having been in this position but sixty Days and this being the second time it has devolved upon me to take a part in showing the respect of the state for a distinguished citizen. It recalls to my mind that when Gen. Harrison was chief executive of the nation his office was surrounded with gloom. I do sincerely Trust that our heavenly father in his Wisdom will not require me to Call upon you for another occasion like w. H. H. Miller speaking for the Harrl Bon family said it had decided to have funeral services at 2 p. M., sunday. The family had assented to the wish of the governor and citizens that the body should lie in state. The family and close friends recognize that the deceased was a Public character and Are willing that such arrangements should be made As will Best express the Public sentiment. Gov. Durbin then asked whether the family desired any military escort on sunday. Daniel Ransdell thought the family preferred As Little display As possible on bunday although what is generally known As a private funeral is probably not desired. . Ransdell thought such a funeral As was mrs. Harrison s would be fitting. At this time a Telegram was received Frota cd a a. Tates of Illinois asking the character of the funeral and inquiring whether governor s staffs will be expected. Jed moral Brown announced that he Tad. Just received a Telephone message from Smith of the George h. Thomas is mtg y we Ltd. Harrt was a Mem Ain Prim i a cond Gen. Harrison breathed his last a the Rev. . Haines offered a Brief prayer at the end. Men. B ift3amln Harrison passed away in his wife s arms. Standing about the bedside As the sex president Drew his last breath were his two Sisters mrs. Eaton and mrs. , and mrs. Newcomer d. Lansdell w. H. H. Miller Samuel Miller Clifford Arrick the Rev. L. Haines and the general s private Secretary f. E Tibbott. The physicians drs. Jameson and Dorsey and the two trained nurses also were in the chamber. An hour before the end came the physicians after consultation decided that it was no longer possible to postpone the inevitable end by persisting in the oxygen treatment. The sex president Lay unconscious his Laboured breathing plainly audible several rooms away from the sick chamber. The physicians withdrew the tube through which the oxygen had been fed to the patient s lungs. It Only remained to make the general s last to Menik As peaceful and quiet As possible. He Vas beyond All human Aid. It was at this time that the family was summoned and the intimate friends of the dying sex president informed that the moment of dissolution was approaching. Quietly and solemnly the relatives and friends grouped themselves about the bedside. Quot the general is dying quot was the whispered word of the attending wife kneels. Mrs. Harrison kneeling by the bedside took her husband s head in her arms. The general s eyes were closed he was unconscious and too far gone to be Able to recognize even those who were most dear to him in the world. By the bedside the two Sisters were weeping tears coursed Down the Cheeks of the dying Man s old time friends and close associates. In a few seconds More the last breath was drawn. The general s form trembled a moment the head fell Back upon the wife s bosom and the sex president was dead. Mrs. Harrison who has borne up beneath the Long and anxious hours of three Days and nights of constant watching by her husband s bedside for the first gave Down completely. For a moment she buried her face in the coverings of the bed and sobbed piteously. A Brief prayer. It was at this moment that the Rev. L Haines the sex president s pastor lifted his voice and made a Short and solemn prayer. The voice the sentiment the words of the pastor helped mrs. Harrison to recover herself. As the solemn quot amen quot sounded through the death chamber. The friends slowly left the room leaving the dead with those who most of All loved Benjamin Harrison. Down stairs other anxious friends were awaiting the news from the up stairs chamber. When it came it needed no words of announcement. The tears in the eyes of the dead Man s friends told More plainly than words that Gen. Benjamin Harrison was no More. In an incredibly Short time the news reached the Street. Children playing Abo quot to the neighbourhood seemed to feel the gloom that had fallen like a pall about the House silently they ceased their play and stole away to their Homes. The word sped on its Way Down town. In a few moments it had been put upon the Telegraph ? and had been flashed across the country from sea to sea and under the sea to the struggle. Quot to use a homely figure quot said or. Henry Jameson this morning in speaking of Gen. Harrison s mental condition during his illness quot he was like the drowning Man paddling about in the water. He had no time or strength to write wills make dying statements or anything else. Prom the first he was conscious of the fact that he was profoundly affected. When i went to the House on thursday a described himself As. Chilly and in much misery. I could not Endeavor to five the conversation in Conlis Iteld if Page 2 tiv not Bentamin Harrison born axjigti4rt 20, �s33.t>ied March 13, 1901proclamations on death of Gen. Harrison president mgt Kinley it by the president of the United a states. A proclamation executive mansion Washington March 14, 1901. To the people of the United states Benjamin Harrison president of the United states from. 1s89 to 1893, died yesterday at ,4 45 p. M.,. At his Home in Indianapolis. In his death the country has been deprived of one of its greatest citizens. A Brilliant Soldier in his j Oung manhood he gained Fame and rapid advancement by his Energy and valor. As a lawyer he Rose to be a Leader at the bar. In the Senate he took and retained High rank As an orator and legislator and in the High office of president he displayed extraordinary gifts As administrator and statesman. In Public and in private life he set a shining example for his countrymen. In testimony of the respect in which his memory is the governor sent and people of the United states. Do hereby direct that the. Flags on the executive mansion and the several departmental buildings be displayed at half staff for a period of thirty Days and that suitable military and naval honors under the orders of the secretaries of War and of the Navy be rendered on the Day of the funeral. Done at the City of Washington this 14th Day of March in the year of our lord one thousand nine Hundred and one and of the Independence of the United states of America the one Hundred and Twenty fifth. By the president William m Kinley John Hay Secretary of state. Gov. Durbin. The nation mourns. Message of condolence from president Ivick Nley received by mrs. Harrison. Mrs. Harrison received the following message from president Mckinley Early this morning quot executive mansion quot Washington March 13, 1901. Quot mrs. Benjamin Harrison Indian Apo quot in he death of Gen. Harrison the country has lost a distinguished statesman a devoted Patriot and an exem Flarv citizen. The people of the nation mourn with you. You have the Heartfelt sympathy of mrs. Mckinley and myself in this hour of overwhelming sorrow in your Home. To tiv a i William m Mea aage from Cleveland. The following Telegram was received wednesday night by mrs. Harrison quot Princeton n. J., March 13, ill accept my Heartfelt up apathy in an to the people of Indiana Gen. Benjamm Harrison sex president of the United states and for Many years past a ostentatiously a enjoy Long the undisputed Honor of being Indiana s most distinguished citizen died at his Home in in Diana polio at 4 45 o clock on wednesday afternoon March 13, 1901. He met the Plihal and inevitable summons As he had met every emergency in Liis eventful life with rare courage and with unfaltering Faith. As a lawyer he received generous recognition As one in the forefront of his pro session As a Soldier in the War for the preservation of the Union he achieved enduring Fame As president of the United states he maintained in full measure the dignity and time honoured traditions of that office As a citizen he was respected lor his ability his courage his keen sense of Justice and his Noble Christian life. A of his undertakings were characterized by earnestness of purpose and reverent regard for principle. He met every re with firm determination and performed every duty conscientiously. He relied upon his own strength Aigid his own Conception of right in the discharge of his obligations to the state to the nation and Mankind thereby marking his career with conspicuous individuality. The greater part of his life was Given to Public service every service he was called to fill her gave abundant proof of his ability and integrity. In the death of Gen. Harrison every citizen of Indiana will readily realize that the state has lost its most distinguished citizens one who has left the impress of his surpassing Genius upon the pages of history and whose name will be forever associated with the Foremost statesmen patriots of the eventful age in which he lived. Therefore As a Mark of respect to the Man whose world s work is done i direct that All Public business be suspended on the Day the mortal remains of Gen. Har if on Are lying in state that the flags of All buildings be placed at half Mast during the customary period of mourning and that such other honors be paid the distinguished dead As befits the occasion. Done at the Capitol of the state of Indiana at Indianapolis this thirteenth Day of March in the year of our lord one thousand nine Hundred and one. the Independence of the United states the one Hundred and Twenty fifth and of the state the eighty fifth. Winfield t. Dts bin governor. By the governor Union b. Hunt Secretary of Jersey House acts. Trenton n. J., March 14.�?tha House this morning adopted the Tolloti quot ing Resolution on the death of sex presi Dent Harrison quot whereas the people of our nation have Learned with a profound sorrow of the death of Benjamin Harrison an sex president of the United states and on of the most distinguished statesmen the country has known since its birth there lore be it _ resolved. That this Bouse of the let mayor Taggart. To the citizens of Indianapolis we mourn the loss today of our most distinguished citizen and the. Most eminent Man in the City or in the nation. The death of Benjamin Harrison is a National bereavement. But while it will bring grief to every part of the Republic it is a particular affliction to the people of this City among whom he had lived from his boyhood and to whose welfare and a advancement he had contributed so greatly. Gen. Harrison was a Brave. Soldier a patriotic statesman and an honest Man. His memory will always be held in the highest Honor by his fellow citizens regardless of Parry or Creed who recognized his remarkable till Ltd and his great Public services and who respected him for the purity of his life and his. Spotless integrity. Quot i shall Call a special meeting of the common Council to take appropriate action upon this sad event and i recommend to the citizens of Indian a Apolla that they suspend their usual occupations so far As practicable upon quot the occasion of Gen. Harrison s funeral. And unite in paying such a tribute to his memory As will be worthy of his Long and i ting shed a career. T. deaths of presidents. George Washington and Benjamin Harrison Only two taken off by pneumonia. Washington March 14.�?it is interesting to note that pneumonia the disease with which sex president Harrison was stricken brought about the death of the first president of this Republic Washington Succov unbind to that ailment december 14, 1799. the other presidents four John Adams Madison. Monroe and Fillmore died of debility two Jefferson and Polk succumbed to chronic diarrhoea two John Quincy Adams and Andrew Johnson died of paralysis. A a. Rheumatic gout carried off Buchanan and consumption caused the death of Andrew Jackson. Harrison Tyler and Taylor died of bilious troubles and Van Buren of asthmatic Catarrh. Pierce died of inflammation of the stomach. Grant of cancer and Arthur of Bright s disease. Two died at the hands of assassins Lincoln and Garfield. . A. W. Reagan s tribute. Mooresville ind., March 14.�?the report of sex president Harrison s death reached this town last evening and called Forth Many expressions of sorrow. Flags Are at half Mast this morning and there Are Manv tokens of the great esteem i which this distinguished Indi held. I it a. A. W. Reagan har.��?= mental surgeon gives this expression quot his great Lenl Emo Edge. Scholarly at Tuftin Manta a tet dignity and so mile Faith quot quot quot quot ids quot quot nation s flags half Mast m Honor of departed statesman m Kinley to be mourners 6o? pays what tributes Law allows to Distin a relied dead president and wife coming to attend the funeral tributes by members of Cabinet senator Beveridge and others. Washington March 14.�?president and Xio. Mckinley will leave Washington this evening to attend sex president Harrison s funeral. They will go on the regular 7 45 Pennsylvania train and will be accompanied by or. Rixey and Secretary Cortelyou. The party will reach Canton tomorrow Forenoon where they will remain Emtil saturday evening when they will take a train for Indianapolis arriving there in ample time to attend the services sunday afternoon. After the funeral they will return to Washington As quickly As possible. It is believed that none of the Cabinet members will attend the funeral. The National capital is in mourning tit Day for sex president Harrison. Flags Are at half Mast not Only on All the Public buildings but on hotels stores and Many private residences. The act of 1x93 inhibits the draping of Public buildings in Black As was the custom formerly on the death of an sex president. President Mckinley was deeply affected by the death of Gen. Harrison. He directed that the doors of the executive mansion be closed to visitors and denied himself to callers except those who Haj business of urgent of Cabinet Ivi embers. or. Harrison Secretary of state Hay said quot the death of or. Harrison is a National loss. Independent of the great official position he had held he was a my of extraordinary mental capacity and activity. He was a True statesman lawyer and orator and he has left few men his equal behind him. In character As Well As abilities he was a Man of very unusual Force and postmaster general Emory Smith said quot the country had very great respect for Gen. . And his death will be universally deplored As a great Public . He was one of the Ablest men who has filled the presidential chair. In intellectual Force in civic virtue in deep and genuine Patriotis a he ranks among the first half dozen in the Wycie a isi. His Ress is a lawyer bis thorough knowledge of affairs his rare administrative capacity which enabled him to guide Ary one of the executive departments is he actually guided several at one time and another during the disabilities of their chiefs have rarely been equated. His administration one of he Best most pre Perotis the country has Ever had. The general admiration for his Hijii inti Letual Powors and for the signal capacity with which he handled affairs has deepened with passing Secretary of the said quot president Harrison made a Dis Tonguis Hod record is president of the United states. He was a conscientious painstaking chief magistrate of absolute integrity who maintained the Honor and prestige of his country and whose highest ambition was to do his duty toward and serve the Best Interi pts of the Secretary of agriculture Wilson said quot i resident Harrison was one of our Strong presidents. He a Man of unquestioned ability and made an impression upon the country that will Challenge the investigation of the Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock said Harrison was a descendant of an illustrious Grandfather and their countrymen will Ever recall with gratitude and admiration the work of both in the development and exaltation of our statesman declares death of quot extraordinary Man quot a National loss. Washington March 11. A United states senator Beveridge of Indiana said last night of the death of or. Harrison quot the death of this extraordinary Man is a National loss. His last years were the most distinguished and influential of his Brilliant Carcar. The Power of his defense of the nation s financial Honor in 1s96 was As tremendous As his efforts were disinterested and unselfish. His administration though unmarked by any great landmark of world wide and historical concern was a Model of that Wise cautious conservative and firm conduct of government upon which after All the Ordinary and continuous l happiness of the people depend. The dominant note of his life and character was conservatism. He liked to walk the paths which the feet of his Young manhood had trod. He met new views with and new departures with a Chal Inge. But those who differed trom him were the most Earnest admirers of the immense ability with which he justified his opinions and More than any one else respected the fervent sincerity that inspired them. He was As fearless As courage As Able As he was Brave and pure As the Ideal of free citizenship. He was far the most felicitous Public speaker in America and. Indeed i doubt not that he was the first orator of the entire world at the present time. Avith All his vast Powers of intellect and character he did not anneal to the affections of the masses Een when he aroused their highest admiration and Confidence. His mind and Effort he gave to his fellow citizens but his love he reserved for his heart s . Reed s tribute. New York March 14.�?of the late sex president Harrison sex speaker Thomas b. Reed said no one could doubt the intellectual Force of Gen. Harrison or the strength of his character. These attributes always gave him command of the Confidence of the nation. His standing in his own state was so High that when Success in Indiana was indispensable in the National elect in he was naturally chosen As the candidate of his party. As soon As the opened it became evident to dwellers in Distant states that Harrison was More than an available candidate. term of the presidency was full of his personal Ltd. His administration certainly left the country better than he found it. His recent utterances have been characterized by the same Good sense and moderation that in general marked his previous speeches and his death at this time is peculiarly unfortunate for the when asked for an expression on the death of former president Harrison Gen. B f track who was or. Harrison s Secretary of the Navy begged to be excused for the time being. He said that while nothing too Good could be said of gon. Harrison As a Man and a Public official nevertheless he Felt so badly and was so greatly overcome by the news of his former chief s death that he was unable to a Ive any extended statement at the present time. At some future Date he might give out his views on the loss the country had Clevelan former chief magistrate pays Higie est tribute to his old to ii tical rival. Princeton. N. J., March 14.-ex-president Cleveland who returned Home last night gave out the following Signa l statement on the death of or. Harrison quot i am moved by the sad intelligence of or. Harrison s death for the late Riporti of his condition i hoped that Hij life might yet be spared. Not one of or countrymen should for a moment fall to realize the service we iii has been performed in their behalf by the distinguished dead. In High Public office he was Gulf Refl by patriotism and Devotion to duty often at the sacrifice of temporary popularity and in private station his influence and example were always in the direction of decency and Good . Such a career and the incidents related to it should leave a jeep and useful impression upon every Section of our National . Cleveland will not come. Princeton n. J., March 14.�?kx-president Cleveland will not be present at the funeral of Gen. Harrison. Quot i have concluded not to attend quot was All that he would say this of Cabinet members and other statesmen Are c Ming to the funeral. The influx of visitors that will come to Indianapolis to attend the funeral of Gen. Harrison is expected to begin sat in Day. Up to 1 30 o clock this afternoon of information had been received at Gen. Harrison s residence As to whether a i-11am Mckinley or Grover Cleveland iii attend and Secretary Tibbott said i tha his Only information on this subject is the dispatch in the newspapers that. Preside it Mckinley will be Here. Many notables including All of t night members of Gen. Harrison s Cabinet that Are in this country Are expected. Charles Foster of Fostoria. O., today telegraphed asking As to the Timo of the funeral saying that he will be Here. A Telegram from sex Secretary b. F. Tracy said that he will arrive saturday to attend the funeral. John Wana maker also telegraphed that he i i attend senator Fairbanks is in route to Indianapolis from Washington and is expected to arrive late this afternoon. . Beveridge will be in Edward May Cable messages of condolence from All parts of the country reached the Homo today and or. Tibbott filed them away. It is thought probable that King Edward of England a ill Send some during the Dav. Many of the messages Are from men that were identified with or. Harrison s administration in of Ciai Ca Lack crepe on the front door of the Harrison Home today indicated the sorrow that reigns within. A written for the Indianapolis press. Which this Dis Ungi Indian Alan was Reagan. Harrison s Reg a gives this a a quot his great Lenl Emo Edge. Sci inn Mita quiet dignity and old Naae Huhl on of the truly Noble is of men j4arrison s biome tribute. By James Whitcomb Riley bowed midst a Universal grief that makes Columbia s self a stricken Mourner cast in tears beneath the old Flag at half Mast a sense of glory rouses us and Breaks i.,Ike song upon our sorrowing and shakes the Dew from our drenched eyes that smile at last in childish Pride As Tho High the great Man passed to his most High Reward for our poor Sakes. Loved of All men we Muse yet ours he was Choice of the nation s mighty brotherhood her Soldier statesman , but them we knew him Long before the world s apply user and Atter Ras a neighbor kind and Good. Our common Friend and Elloit Dpi sec

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