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¦The hearse and th« jruard of honor, composed of the oflVers of the nrmy nnd nnvy in full dress.
M'KIXLEY'S BODY LYING IN SLAT
MAXY PEOPLE INJURED IX THE TREMEXDOUS CRUSH A I
THE FUNERAL TRAIN OX THE WAY TO CAXTOX.
After the funeral services the body of President McKiniey lay in state andi
was viewed by a vast multitude of people. So great was the crush for admis-j
sion that many women and children were badly injured, and a fpghtful catas-j
trophe was narrowly averted.
At 7:30 o'clock the body was removed from the Capitol and taken to the!
funeral tram, which started at 8:30 o'clock for Canton.
WASHINGTON BIDS FAREWELL TO PRESIDENT M RI.NLEY
tBT TELEGRAm TO THE TKIBrVE.]
"Washington. Sept. 11.— At the close of the
funeral services over President McKinley's body
In the rotunda of the Capitol the lid of the
coffin was removed in order that the Immediate
friends of the dead President might have a last
dance at his features, and that. the ; people. he
loved and who loved him might pass the bier
for the same purpose. At 12:30 o'clock the
crowds began to file through the rotunda, and in
the six hours •while the body was lying in state
it is estimated that fifty-five thousand people
At 1 o'clock a frightful calamity was nar
rowly avert at the east front of the Capitol.
For hours the vast throng of people had been
massed in front of the Capitol awaiting an op
portunity to enter the rotunda. When the doors
were opened, tens of thousands of people rushed
almost frantically to the main staircase. The
police and military guards were swept aside,
i.' almost in a twinkling there was a tre
mendous crush at the foot of the great stair
case. The immense throng swept backward and
forward like the surging of a mighty sea.
Women and children, a few of the latter babes
in arms, were caught in the crowd, and many
were badly hurt. Strong men held children
and even women high above the heads of the
• surging crowd to protect them from bodily in-
Jury. Despite the force of the military and
. the cooler heads in the throng, about a hundred
people were injured. Some of the more seri
ously hurt were carried Into the rotunda, and
various adjoining apartments of the Capitol,
where first aid treatment was given to them.
A number were hurried to hospitals in ambu
lances, but the majority either were taken to or
went unassisted to their homes. After the
crush had abated, on the staircase and the
Plaza immediately in front of it were found
tattered pieces of men's and women's wearing
apparel of all kinds, crushed hats, gloves and
••SB shoes. Watches, pocketbooks. '¦¦ key and
knives were picked up.
PASSING 111 THE BIER. '
Many of the Congress contingent recoiled
from th»; last token of- respect and passed out
*ithout glancing at the dead. The line of .Sena-
Ism that filed by thebier and looked and /Shud
dered was led by Senator "J. B Foraker, and the
|Jat of Representatives was led by General
.Charles H. Grosvenor. After these came the
general crowd without reference to rank or title.
and after them the endless lines of men and
«'omen who for hours had stood in the rain for!
the privilege of paying to the dead leader the
¦ last token of honor and sorrow. !
The scenes without, as well as within, the;
treat rotunda of the Capitol that marked the;
funeral exercises were profoundly Impressive 1
b their very simplicity- simplicity entirely in
harmony with the blameless Christian life of
-.the martyred President. Accommodation?
. *lthln could 'be provided for only about eight j
hundred people, but in spite of foreknowledge:
of lnl * fact and of the drizzling, misty rain that'
4*4 *" cended gently from inky clouds all •:.>. S3
*»« multitude of men and women surged
• round ' the ¦ huge granite structure " from the
Ile+ i of dawn to the sad hour at night that
f parked the removal of the bier from the cata
• fxijque under ice wondrous dome to the hearse
£-jhj.t bore It back to the Pennsylvania Railroad
! ' : '"" ¦ for the final journey of all that Is
*OTU I of William McKlnley to the grave nestled
among the resting places of those he loved in
•£**/ of 'i u , iet and restful outln*. with bracing 1
•ninJLV" cn \ lronn , JJ * n ' of com P beauty, may
N •223 °Mv. I c.l AdT ° n ° day ' txc jrillon - Grand
the little cemetery at Canton. The people knew
that they were to have a chance to look for the 'p
last time on his face, and though It was re
allzed that only a small portion of the tremen
dous throng could pas? the coffin and obtain a*
final glimpse of the features en familiar to them,
still, with characteristic American persistence,
every one of the multitude willingly 'accepted
. (AY PANIC IN THE CROWD.
The result was an incident that Jarred # harsh
ly upon the calm and quiet of the day. Due to
the inadequacy of the arrangements made by
the authorities of the War Department to han
dle the crowds on the outside of the building*
four long lines of people that completely en
circled Capitol Hill converged at the narrow
entrance of the east front. Such a wild, threat
ening scene of panic as ensued was never before
witnessed in Washington, a city used to largo
crowds and exciting scenes. The pressure of
the multitude from four directions pushed the
mass in front against the marble steps, up
which it is impossible for more than a* few score
of people to ascend at a time, even when condi
tions are conducive to orderly procedure. When
those in front felt the awful onsweep of the
lines behind they began to struggle to escape
from what seemed a frightful catastrophe.
Women screamed, men shouted, children cried,
and big groups of colored people, who sudden
ly had wedged themselves Into the compressed,
wriggling mass, cursed and swore. Police, ma
rines and soldiers tried to come to the rescue
when it was too late. Terror had seized th<
minds of the people caught in what appeared
to awestruck onlookers from the windows oil
the Capitol as a death trap. The officers wer.
powerless to do anything. )
At the height of the panic a detail of mounted
police attempted to make a pathway through the
dense mass, and thus relieve the pressure. This
only increased the terror of the situation. The
; ..• stricken people were pressed so' closely
against the horses that the animals could not
move, and with the swaying of the crowd two
suf the horses were overthrown, and their riders;
¦narrowly escaped being trampled to death. Two
Jother horses, their riders maintaining their seats
.with marvellous dexterity, were pushed by th«
resistless pressure of the crowd high upon the
Capitol steps. Meantime, the terrorized people
kept clambering up the steps until they became
• packed solidly from the great bronze doors open
ing into the rotunda clear out to the edge of the
halted plaza below. ,
1 DISASTER NARROWLY AVERTED. j
i At this hazardous point somebody gave the
(order to the impotent guards to throw wide the
bronze doors, which had been closed when the
wild rush began, and to permit the people to
enter the chamber that held the bier. This
move, audacious as it seemed, proved strategy.
It Immediately afforded relief, and although the]
isul. innity of the scene was rudely broken by a
jjsudden and startling inrush of an excited
>thn.nc. the police were enabled to get control
•'.if the situation with the assistance of the new
..].: .:. rents of blue. -(.at.- summoned by an alarm
r<,.!' sent out to all the stations in the city.
Icradually the tempest of fear and terror that
had raged for so many minutes at the east
Jfront of the Capitol was stilled and in a little
\ while the panic stricken people were calme3. i
\ -;,;.,-. every emergency ambulance in the,
£ .* " ¦ i
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¦ Continued on fifth i»njje. ' i
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r . TO CALIFORNIA
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NEW-YORK, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 18, 1001. -SIXTEEN PAGES- by ¦n,. c SfeV^u«*
MRS. M'KINLEY'S HEALTH
REA CTJOX FEARED A FTEB
FUNERAL M' CANTON.
SIGNS OF WF.AKNF.SS SHOWN THI
SHOCK SKVERE-- CALLBRfI AT
WHITE lints k.
I Washington, Sept. 17.— Th? friends of Mrs,
¦McKiniey are seriously alarmed about her.
Th«y speak with grave apprehension of the da»
that are soon to come when she will he borne
up no longer by her sense of duty and the sus
taining force of her desire to perform her full
part in the cerermnies that the national charac
ter and tragic end of her distinguished hus-
Iband make appropriate. They dread the ap-
Jproaching days in the quiet of her home at
Canton, when her beloved "Major" will not be
near to comfort her in the reaction that wtl)
follow inevitably aft*?r the present shock.
It Is believed that she will be able to go
through the services at Canton without too
,?reat difficulty, but subsequently a collapse i*
greatly feared. At present her condition Justi
fies the hope that there will be no breakdown
at least until the linal afliees ha.ye been paid
to the dead.
This evening Mrs. McKlnley is considerably
weaker than when at Buffalo, but continue! to
bear up with gre^t fortitude. This afternooH
she gave vent to her grief more freely than at
any time sin.^ the tragedy, she sobbed and
cried for a long time, and these paroxysms of
grief tapped h-r strength serl< usly. Still, a^
stated, there is no present sign of collapse.
Dr. Rixey whs with his patient several time*
during the day, and remained until after <>
o'clock. He said he was fairly confident of Mrs.
McKinley's ability to take part in the service*
at Canton. She has had a long and severs
shock, however, and in order that she may be
come gradually accustomed to the change
wrought in her life by the sad death of tlv
President ft is probable that Secretary Cortel
you and Dr. Rixey will remain in Canton for
some little lime, to soothe and comfort the
Widow in the grief and terror that must come
when in her old home she gradually realizes
in its full degree that her main support and
comfort in life has been taken away.
Among those who called at the White Houst
during the afternoon and spent a short tim«
with Mrs. McKiniey were Mrs. Roosevelt, Mrs.
Garret A. Hobart and Mrs. John A. Logan.
FAVORS BURIAL IV WASHINGTON!
BENATOR PI<ATT THINKS MXI XI.KY'S
BODY SHOULD FINALLY RBST IX
THK NATIONAL CAPITAL.
IllT TCUEeBAFfI Tf> Tli:: TUtnfNKl
Washington, Sept. 17.— Senator Thomas C.
i'latt is strongly in favor of having all legiti
mate means used to induce the relatives of
President BlcKinley to allow his body to bi
brought to Washington for burial.
"It seems to me," he said to-night, "that on
-.ecount of the universal love and reverence in
which McKlnley is held by the people of the
nation, his relatives and friends at Canton
Should give him up and allow him to be brougr.t
here and buried in the city of Washington. I
would not have him buried in Arlington. That
is rather too far away. I understand the gov
ernment or the city owns a large plot of vacant
ground within the limits of the city proper.
McKinley's body should be placed so that vis
itors at the national capital could easily visit
the tomb of the man they love. Properly such
sreat characters belong to the nation. Lincoln
is buried at Springfield and Grant Iti New-York.
The proper place for all such men is here at the
national capital. McKiniey was loved by every
sane man in the Vnited States. The tributes Of
affection and reverence to his memory are spon
•.¦.,.,,us anl univi'i\--al It does not SSSSn .l"- :|
right that the people of this and coming genera
tion* should be compelled to go to Canton to sat
The friends of Senator Platt WOTS somewhat
annoyed to-night by a report that he was taken
ill at the funeral of the President When safcsd
almut the rumor Senator Platt said: "I'm feel
:. drat rate. Of oawMß, I couldn't feel particu
larly boyish at the lime,;,! of the president of
the United States. 1 have railed on two or
three friend.- to-day and am not unosnaHyj
ACROSS THE CONTINENT ON A PENNSYL
ACBOBH VANIA RAILROAD TOUR.
September 23 a personally conducted tour to Cali
fornia and the Grand Canon of Arizona win leave
New York by special Pullman train via Pennsyl
vania Railroad. JlSo round trip.— Advt.
SCENES IN PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
Two battalions coast artillery. Marine Band, raited States seamen and National Guard of the District of Columbia.
SO CHANGE IN CABINET.
KOOSEVELT ASKS ADVISERS
TO RETAIN OFFICES.
MEETING HELD AT WABHINGTON
i'i;i>IPK.\T II i: IT X i:\TTS ADIIIISION
TO MKIXI.KYS POUCT.
Inr TEi.Ei;R.\rn to the tkibcne.]
Washington, Sept. IT.— President Roosevelt
ndicated to-day his desire to keep the present
Cabinet intact so long as possible, and it was
understood that before the meeting, held at .">
"'clock to-day, adjourned, each member gavel
assurance to the President that he would in-1
d' finitely retain the portfolio which he now!
holds, or keep it until the President signified a
desire for a change.
After the obsequies over the late President th .
Cabinet, at President Roosevelt's request, as
sembled at the house of Commander Cowles,
h'bert the President Is staying until after the
funeral, principally for the purpose of inform
t!iK their new chief of the state of affairs !n
th<;ir respective departments. The President d^
lired to learn if there were any mutters of mr
• requiring his attention before his r'epiui.
lire to-night for Canton. Me was assured that
there was nothing of pressing importance.
The President then addressed his advisers
collectively, as he had previously done Indi
vidually, requesting them all to retain their re
¦ i>-. tive ofiios In his Cabinet. Mr. Root
expressed the bops and expectation that every
member would serve through his term. Fie
<nid that he tendered the appointments as if
he had Just been elected to the Presidency and
tvaa forming an original Cabinet. The Presi
dent said that there wns one difference, how
ever, between the present tender and that of an
original offer, namely, that under the present
circumstances they were not at liberty to de
Upon being asked If resienn t i. .ns should be
formally presented in the usual manner, the
President answered that his action at this meet
ing had precluded the necessity of presenting
resignations. The discussion turned upon the
policy of the administration, and Mr. Roose
velt announced that he regarded the speech Of
the late President at the Buffalo Pan-American
Exposition on the day previous to the tragic
shooting as outlining the policy to be followed
l>> the administration.
The President and th.> Cabinet members, with
the exception of Secretaries Hay and Long,
accompanied the body of the dead President to
i'anton, and will be present at the funeral cere
monies on Thursday.
Secretaries Hay and I^ong remain in Wash
ington at the President's request. Mr. Itoose
v>'it thinking that some members of the Cabinet
should continue In Washington.
Besides holding the Cabinet meeting, Presi
dent Roosevelt saw a few callers in the after
noon. At 7:80 o'clock] be and Captain Cowles
left the latter.; house for th" Pennsylvania Kail
road station, to take the train to Canton. Mrs.
Roosevelt will leave hers a( 1 11 o'< loch to-morrow,
morning for Oyster Bay.
MR. ROOSEVELT'S BOMB.
WHITE HOUSE NOT READY FOR OCCUPANCY.
I WHITE HOUBJE NOT READY FOR 0 "'TP.\N''V
—WILL LIVE AT STORER RESIDENCE.
[!1V TELEGRAPH TO TUB TRIBUNE.]
Washington. Sept. 17.— Preparations for Presi
dent Roosevelt's coming to the White Housoi
will not begin immediately. It is likely that!
[President Roosevelt will not take his family j
there for at least a month. He will probablyi
take charge of the office in the White House im-'
mediately after he returns from Canton, but it
will not be feasible to move Mrs. McKinley's
personal belongings for several days, and thus'
far the steward has had no instructions in this'
regard. Most of her furniture was taken to:
Canton two years ago. when the President and.
Mrs. McKinley went there to live. "- ' *vl
After all private furniture is moved Colonelj
Blngham. the superintendent of public buildings;
and grounds, Will have to overhaul the old man-!
slon for the new President preparatory for the:
winter season. At present the house is in sum
mer trim. It will be necessary to substitute!
carpets for the matting now on the floors, and
weather strips instead of screens.
Mrs. Roosevelt had arranged before Mr. Me-
Klnley's death to come to Washington on Pip
tembcr 23, When the President's children were
to be sent to school. Their rented house was
, ... !n readiness to receive them. Now it is
definitely ascertained that the Chief Executive's
boms will be in Rhode Isluhd-ave.. and it will
h.- the first time a President has ever lived up-
Itown in Washington.
ICTUMM TOl'R TO THE PACIFIC COAST.
Pennsylvania Railroad thirty daj personally con
ducted tour to California and the Grand Canon of
\ru"nu Leaves New York by special train Sep
tember 23. Roui:d :rlo rate IlSs.— Ailvt. |
STATE FUNERAL HELD.
The Nation's Official Tribute to Presi-
SOLEMN SERVICES IX THE CAPITOL.
The body of President M'Kinley was borne from the White House to the
Capitol yesterday, and state funeral services were held in the rotunda. The
services consisted of prayer, the singing of Mr. McKinley's favorite hymns, a
laermon by Bishop Andrews, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the bene
diction. They were attended by President Roosevelt, members of the Cabinet
and of Congress, the Diplomatic Corps, the Judiciary, Army and Navy officers.
|snd many well known people from all p3rts of the country. Mrs. M'Kinley was
rot able to be present.
lEREMONIES MARKED BT DIGNITY A\l> SIMPLICITY
!HY nUNUn TO THK TRIBINEI
Washington. Sept. IT.— The nation of whfcci
for more than four years he was the loved h-^ad
Mid the dead President to-day its last tribute
uf honor and affection. Through the •¦: MnfSja>
resentaUvea of its power and sovereignty it dis
bharged the last sad debt of love and reverence
due the faithfut servant and leader of his peo
ple. Th. chiefs of all the departments and
branches of the government gathered at the
Capitol to join In the last solemn rites cele
brated in his inwilllilj. contributing to a cere
mony, in itself simple almost to psaiaaeai
significance truly impressive and truly national.
In beauty and solemnity that ceremony may
have left a certain something still to be desired;
for the neglect of forms which democratic habits
footer will often revenge itself at unexpected
and awkward moments. Hut what it missed in
smoothness and fitness of setting it undt-niabiy
atoned for in depth, sincerity and tenderness cf
feeling, stamping itself as a tribute, not of for
mal and perfunctory duty, but of universal an.'
unstinted affection. Few public functions of re
cent decades have, in fact, been marked with
[a finer spirit of seriousness or a more imposin-_-
Idignity than the funeral service through Whfck
[the State, as such, paid finals henora to a be
'lov.d Chief Magistrate, stricken in the hour of
his ripest usefulness and most unc'" :!• 1 isri
Tin: skttin : OF thk SCKNB,
To give a funeral of state effei t tvenesa aSjataat
the barn settings whi.h Washmgtoa ufffua fasj
such a ceremony is a problem usually beyond
solution. It was made doubly difficult to-day
both by the choice of the vast concave of las
[Capitol rotunda for the funeral ssrvisea and
¦the derision to honor to the NBttOf th* law aSM
[on the statute books w !ii> h forbMl th" diapir.e
Of any public buildings in las CVateaaao •¦»¦
Iblems of mourning. As a consequence, except
fot the platform on which the dead Presidents
« An rested, and for the coffin itself, the great
arching interior was crudely bare of cm; -
jany softening essahtaattoas 8f .'rape trairv -d ¦¦:
| blended with the national colors. The BJSjfh>
lshed gray toned frescoes of rru:i;ia.. h:^h v.
toward the dome, and the big and far more
brilliant stretches of canvas which decorate
[with erlUeal incidents in Anierii.in history the'
[lower walls of the rotunda, alone furnished a!
[lightened background for the funeral scene— a
1,-,,kmo!r;d ai'soinr.'.y unconventionallzed andi
'unsuggestive. In such a cavern, too, as the
! rotunda speech loses all finer shades of em-!
I ;,. : .i \ Hue. Funeral orator} flies aloft'
[gad perishes among the spectral shadows of
Brumidi's reii.fs. For success, therefore, any
osremony andst Hh great d.ime of the Capitol
Sjast appeal not to the •¦ar, but to the eye of
Sympathy and fancy, and tr» the eye the ro
• tui da as a staa;e for ceremonial redeems itself
V,.|, i,\ i towering vastness of outline which!
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I makes so distinctly ineffective the resource of
[either speech or music. To-day's funeral was
a funeral which lacked all the conventional
' hurchly surroundings— a pulpit. a chancel,
dimly lighted pew?, the deep tones of a noble
organ, all the sensuous luxuries and stimulants
of grief. Yet in its very simplicity, its demo
cratic lack of po-np and form, it struck a note
of genuine solemnity, as if the necessities of
i ceremonial had been banished by contusion sym
pathy in one supreme and urgent bereavement.
a REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLAGE.
What gave the funeral ceremony color, of
course, next to the deep seated and genuine
emotion visible en all countenances, was the
(representative character of the assemblage it
[drew together. Rarely In one small space have
Lathered so many representatives of the various
ranks and branches of official life. The fact that
Congress is in recess greatly reduced the rep
resentation which the two houses commonly
allow themselves on occasions of public cere
mot'y. But the number of notables from the
baval and military services, from the bench and
from political and private life seemed in com
parison, perhaps, the more unusual.
The chief mourner, on whom most eyes were
naturally fixed, was the new President. He
came hurriedly through the Senate entrance to
the rotunda a few minutes before the funeral
services began, casting a glance neither to the
right nor to the left. His face was. tight set.
;ind his eyebrows were knit in sombre thought.
Mrs. Roosevelt, veiled in black, was on her .hus
band's arm. Behind them came the President's
sister. Mrs. Cowles. and Captain Cowles. of the
navy. The President's seat brought him within
:uivy. Tiu- !•¦ ' '-- ¦: br-<ujiht v :;m within
ji few paces of the station assigned to his only
Map predecessor In office, . Grover Cleveland.
Mr Cleveland entered by the main portico of
:he Capitol nearly half an hour before the first,
prayer was slid, and waited patiently almost
alone in the circle of seats nearest the platform
in which the dead President's coffin was M rest.
Finally. Admiral Robley D. Evans, in full uni
form, appeared, and took a seat beside him.
Mr. Cleveland looked bronzed and healthy.
Behind the President and the ex-President sat
[the members of the Cabinet— Secretaries Hay.
Gage, Root, Long. Hitchcock and Wilson, At
torney-General Knox and Postmaster-General
) Near by were seated a number of former mem
bers of the Cabinet and other officials identified
with the two McKlnley administrations, among
[them Russell A. Alger, Secretary, of War; Cor- j
nelius N. Bliss, Secretary ..f the Interior; James
A. Gary, Postmaster-General; John W. '', r izs-a.
L\rto: n.'s -' i ::¦¦¦¦ and Whitelaw Reid. Special'
I Ambassador to Great /Britain 'and one of the
Commlsfior.ers to negotiate the Treaty of Peace
'with. ' Spain. John Wanamaker, Postmaster-
General under President Harrison, was also,
present in thi3 group. To the left of the Presi-
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¦PACIFIC COAST ANP THE GRANS CANON OJT
Pennsylvania Railroad per.-onally conducted tour
leaves New York by special train September S.
Round trip rate only HS3— Advt-