The special guard of honor will assemble in special full dress uniform at the Executive Mansion at 8 P.M. Monday, September 16, to receive the remains of the late President, and will again assemble in the same uniform at the Capitol at 10 A.M. Tuesday, September 17, and will thence accompany the remains of President McKinley to their final resting place in Canton, Ohio.
All officers of flag rank will constitute an additional special guard of honor, and will assemble at the places hereinbefore mentioned for the special guard of honor. The additional special guard of honor will not, however, accompany the remains of the late President to Canton.
The following official statement, making important changes in the plans for the funeral services over the remains of President McKinley in this city, was made public:
In compliance with the earnest wishes
of Mrs. McKinley that the body
of her husband shall rest in her home at Canton Wednesday night, the
following changes in the obsequies of the late President will be made:
Funeral services in the rotunda of the Capitol will be held Tuesday morning on the arrival of the escort which will accompany the remains from the White House. The body of the late President will lie in state in the rotunda for the remainder of Tuesday, and will be escorted to the railroad station Tuesday evening. The funeral train will leave Washington at or about 8 o’clock Tuesday evening, and thus will arrive at Canton during the day Wednesday.
Secretary of State.
Secretary of War.
JOHN D. LONG,
Secretary of the Navy.
President Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia.
HOUSE COMMITTEE NAMED.
LIST WIRED BY SPEAKER HENDERSON.
The following dispatch from Speaker Henderson named the House committee:
New York, Sept. 15, 1901.
Hon. Henry Casson, Sergeant-at-arms,
House of Representatives,
I have appointed the following committee
for Presidential funeral and
escort. Notify them at once, requesting answer. Give each date of
funeral and hour of leaving Washington:
Grosvenor, Ohio; Burton, Ohio; Tayler,
Ohio; Loud, California; Russell,
Connecticut; Ball, Delaware; Cannon, Illinois; Hitt, Illinois; Hopkins,
Illinois; Steele, Indiana; Hepburn, Iowa; Curtis, Kansas; Burleigh,
Maine; Mudd, Maryland; Gillett, Massachusetts; Corliss, Michigan;
Fletcher, Minnesota; Mercer, Nebraska; Sulloway, New Hampshire;
Loudenslager, New Jersey; Payne, New York; Sherman, New York; Marshall,
North Dakota; Tongue, Oregon; Bingham,