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Buffalo, who furnished all the music at the cere
mony. They nan; only the favorite hymni of
the Presldi nt.
A little after 10 o'clock the members of the
Cabinet arrived, and they were soon followed
ay Senator Hanna. who took his place at the
MM of the coffin.
Shortly after th" arrival of Senator Hanna.
President Roosevelt came in a carriage with
Ansley Wllcox, and as he entered the room all
those j,r<«'-it arose and remained standing until
he had passed In and halted at the head of the
coffin. President Roosevelt showed signs of the
great grief that he felt. • Barely .peaking to Sec
retary Root as he entered the room, he went
quickly to the head of the coffin and for many
moments he stood there looking down into the
fuce of the dead President, with his Jaws set,
his face at err. and motionless, his arms at his
¦side, and rigid and dumb as marble. Of the
Cabinet Meson. Knox, Root, Long. Hitchcock.
Wilson and Smith were present, seated In the
folding chairs provided for them near the body.
At a signal there rose from the hal! the words
of "Lead, Kindly Light." sung by the quartet.
It was President McKlnley'g favorite hymn.
Every one within sound of the music knew It,
,-.;.•; as the voices swelled through the house
half of those in the room put their faces In
their hands to hide their tears. Controller
Danes leaned against a bookcase and wept.
President Roosevelt seemed to be swaying to
and fro. as If his footing were insecure.
When the singing ended Dr. Locke read
from I Corinthians, xv. All had risen as
he began and remained standing through
out the services. "O death, where is . thy
sting? O grave, where Is thy victory?"
repeated the minister. Again the voices
rose with the words. "Nearer. My God, to Thee."
Dr. Locke, who was dressed in the simple garb
of a clergyman of the Methodist church, then
advanced to the head of the coffin. Bowing his
head and folding his hands as he looked down
Into the face of the dead President, he said
slowly and Impressively, "Let us pray." His
prayer was as follows:
"Oh. God. our help in ages past.
Our hope for years to come.
Our shelter from the stormy blast.
And our eternal home."
"We. Thy servants, humbly beseech Thee for
manifestations of Thy favor as we come into
Thy presence. We laud and magnify Thy holy
name and praise Thee for all Thy goodness. Be
merciful unto us and bless us, as. stricken with
overwhelming sorrow, we come to Thee. For
give us for our doubts and fears and faltering
faith, pardon all our sins and shortcomings and
help us to say "Thy will be done." In this dark
night of grief abide with us till the dawning.
Speak to our troubled souls. O God. and give
to us In this hour of unutterable grief the peace
and quiet which Thy presence only can afford.
We thank Thee that Thou dost answer the sob
bing sigh of the heart, and dost assure us that
if a man die he shall live again. We praise
Thee for Jesus Christ. Thy Son. our Saviour
vi Elder Brother; that He came to "bring
i. % «,nd Immortality to light." and because He
jiv.*"we shall live also. We thank Thee that
death is victory— that "to die is gain." Have
mercy upon us in this dispensation of Thy prov
idence. We believe in Thee, we trust Thee, our
God of Love, "the same yesterday, to-day and
We thank Thee for the unsullied life of Thy
servant, our martyred President, whom Thou
hast taken to his coronation, and we pray for
the final triumph of all the divine principles of
pure character and free government for which
he stood while he lived and which were bap
tized by his blood In his death.
Hear our prayer for blessings of consolation
upon all those who were associated with him in
the administration of the affairs of the govern
ment. Especially vouchsafe Thy presence to
I Thy servant who has been suddenly called to
assume the holy responsibility of our Chief
• Magistrate.
O God, bless our dear nation and guide the
Ship of State through stormy seas. Help Thy
people to be brave to fight the battles of the
Lord and wise to solve all the problems of
Graciously hear us for comforting blessings to
rest upen the family circle of our departed
friend. Tenderly sustain . Thine handmaiden
upon whom the blow of this sorrow most heavily
. falls. Accompany her, O God, as, Thou hast
promised, through this dark valley and shadow,
and may she fear no evil, because Thou art
with her. .
AH these things we ask in the name of Jesus
Christ, our Lord. Who has taught us when we
pray to say. Our Father Who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
Thy -will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive
us our trespasses as we forgive those who tres
pass against us; and lead us not into tempta
tion, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the
kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the
love -of God the Father and communion of the
Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.
All present Joined in the Lord's Prayer as the
minister repeated it. President Roosevelt's voice
being audible at the back of the room. The ser
vice closed with a simple benediction. Those In
the room stepped back. The undertaker was
about to place the cover on the coffin, when sud
denly there was a movement behind Governor
Odell. Senator Hanna, who had risen, saw that
the last opportunity to look into the countenance
of his dead friend had come. He could restrain
himself no longer. Pressing forward in an in
stant, he was at the side of the coffin, and bend-
Ing over and looking down into it. Almost two
minutes passed while he gazed into the coffin.
There were no sobs. His grief was deeper than
that. He Pimply looked and drank In the feat
ures of the dead. It was pathetic In the ex
treme. Then he turned away, and the coffin
w* s closed.
Colonel Bingham signalled the bodybearers.
Four sailors of the navy, two infantry ser-
MMM and two artillery sergeants bore the
coffln out of the house. The President, the Cab
inet members and the others followed it. Mrs.
McKinley and the members of the family re
mained. The widow had passed through the
ordeal bravely and without breaking down.
During the services Mrs. K.nley. Mrs. Bar
ber, Miss Barber and Mrs. Garret A Hobart
were seated at the head of the stairs, removed
from the gaze of those in the lower rooms, but
where they could plainly hear all that was said
over the coffin.
The trained nurses and the personal attend
ants of the President gathered on the side
porch to see the body taken away. Through
their tears from behind the screen of vines they
saw It borne from the house, and as long as the
hearse in which it was deposited remained in
view they strained their dimmed eyes to see it.
These r.oble women who minister to the sick
and who are inured to sorrow were prostrated
¦with grief.
Buffalo. Sept I.V-Jt was within a minute of
11:30 o'clock when three long rolls of a muffle J
drum told those outside the house that the
funeral party was about to appear. All the
morning a veil of mist had been hanging over
the city, but Junt as the coffin was carried out
of the house the sun came out and the warm
light illumined the bright color* of the flags on
ErtsMtalna 1823.
That's AMI
it. All the way from the Milburn house to the
City Hall, a diirtance of nearly four mile*, the
street* were black with people, but there was
no need for police lines, no necessity for the
etern command, "Keep bark," for the people
•tood in silence with heads uncovered ¦waiting
for the procession to paps.
As the coffin was brought out of the house
UM '-"in Regiment band, stationed on the oppo
site side of the street, stepped forward a few
paces and began playing in a minor key "Nearer,
My God, to Thee." piowly the coffin was car
ried on the shoulders of the soldiers across the
lawn and placed in the hearse, drawn by four
bla r k horses.
There was a momentary period of silence.
and a platoon of police wheeled out of Ferry-st.
into Delaware-aye. to take their place at the
head of the procession. Quickly behind them
came a detachment of the 14th Infantry. United
States Army, from Fort Porter, veterans of the
Philippines, and directly behind them a detach
ment of the 2d company of marines, recently
returned from China. Behind the hearse were
a small group of Grand Army men, under com
mand of Captain Holtz; a detachment of the
65th Regiment, National Guard; a squad of
sailors from the gunboat Michigan and a detail
of artillerymen.
After the military section were the citizens in
carriages, among whom were Mr. and Mrß. Will
iam Hamlln. Colonel Fox, Charles R. Huntley.
Congressman William H. Ryan, Judge Albert
Haight, ex-Fostmaster-General Wilson S. BlFsell,
Lawrence Rumsey, Congressman D. S. Alex
ander, William Hengeivr, Mr. and Mrs. George
E. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. William I. Buehan
an. General Daniel E. Sickles, William E. War
ren. Mrs. Walter Carey. George Carey. Mis"
Muria Love, John N. Scatcherd, Albert Seatch
erd. Harry Hamlin, AnsUy Wilcox. John C.
Mill. urn and Mrs Milhurn. George Irwin. George
P. Saw>er, William H. Glenny, Mayor Conrad
Pifhl. Major-General Charles F. Roe. Colonel
¦ M* Welch. Colonel George C. Treadwell, Colo
nel* Blngham. Mrs. John Miller Horton. Dr.
Matthew D. Mann, Dr. Herman Mynter, Dr.
Eugene Wasdin. Captain Louis L. Babcock,
Colonel and Mrs. M T. Herrick and W. C.
As the procession left the house the soldiers
marched in column of fours to slow time, but as
they neared Ferry-st. came the or£er from the
front of the column— "Right front into line,
double time"— and the column spread out into
platoons the width of the broad avenue. The
06th Regiment band began playing Chopin's
funeral march, and to these strains the solemn
pageant moved onward through the beautiful
t shadowy avenue to the City Hall. In the
ages immediately behind the President's
were :
st carriage — President Roosevelt, Secretary
Root. Attorney-General Knox and General
Second carriage — Secretaries Long. Hitchcock
and Postmaster-General Wilson and Secretary
Third carriage — Major-General John B. Brooke,
his aid. Colonel Locke, and Mrs. Locke.
Fourth carriage— Senator Hanna, Governor
Odfll of New-York. Senator Kean. of New-Jer
sey, and Senator Fairbanks, of Indiana.
The carriages that followed contained the of
ficials of the Pan-American Exposition and citi-
After these four leading carriages there was a
r -l'-ar space of one hundred feet, and then came
the hearse bearing the dead President. At the
head of each of the leading horses a police offi
cer walked with a hand at the bridle. On each
Bide of the hearse walked a detachment of bol
dierp and sailors, four picked men from the army
and marine corps on the right and as many
more bluejackets, under Lieutenant Eberly, on
the left. Immediately back of the hearse
marched a score of grizzled Grand Army vet
erans, who had been assigned to this post of
As the funeral procession moved south through
Delaware-aye. toward the City Hall it passed
through a vast concourse of people, filling the
walks and cross streets and crowding house
tops, windows and every available space along
the line of march. It was plain to see from this
popular outpouring that the hearts of th<- peo
ple had been deeply touched, and as the flower
covered coffin passed along women wept and
men gave expression to the universal feeling of
As th* escort of soldiers swung slowly into
Franklin-st. a few drops of rain fell, in two
minutes it was raining hard. The long line of
troops took their positions at attention, facing
the City Hall. Carriages containing members of
the Cabinet hurried up to the entrance. th< last
of them bearing President Roosevelt. Removing
his hat. the President stepped from the vehicle
and walked into the vestibule. When the hears.'
appeared the four horses were led slowly to the
entrance and stopped. The band, some distance
away, began to play "Nearer. My God. t •> Thee."
At the same instant the rain came down In
sheets, and. driven along by a southwest gale
off Lake Brie, tore across City Hall Square as if
the elements themselves wer n raging at the
crime which made this mournful function neces
eary. The coffin was lifted from the hearse to
the shoulders of the sailors and marines, and
borne into the City Hall. Outside there was not
a man who did not stand with hat removed In
respect to the dead President, inside, with slow
and measured BtefM, the bearers made their way
to the catafalque. A moment later, and the
body of President McKlnley was lying in state.
Buffalo. Sept. l."i.— Coroner of Erie County
to-day issued the following certificate of death
of President MeKinley:
City of Buffalo,
Bureau of vital statistics,
County of Erie, State of New- York.
Certificate and Record of death of William Mc-
I hereby certify that he died on the 14th day
of September, 1!K)1, about 2:15 o'clock a. m.,
and that to the best of my knowledge- and be
lief the cause of death was as here under
Cause — Gangrene of both walls of stomach and
pancreas following gunshot wound.
Witness my hand this 14th day of September,
If* il :
Date of death— September 14, 1901.
Age— Fifty-eight years, seven months/fifteen
Color— White.
. Single, married, etc. — Married.
Occupation— President of the United States.
. Birthplace— Niles, Ohio.
How long in United States, if foreign born—.
Father's name — William McKinley.
Father's birthplace — Pennsylvania, United
Mother's name — Nancy McKinley.
Mother's birthplace — United States.
Place of death— No. I.IGS Delawara-av«.
• Last previous residence— Washington, D. C.
Direct cause of death— Gangrene of both walls
of stomach and pancreas following gunshot
wound. , '
Indirect cause of death — .
Buffalo, Sept. 15.— A mighty host of between
75,000 and 100.000 men, women and children
swept through the City Hall, where President
McKinley lay in state, this afternoon between
1:30 and .10:30 o'clock. The sidewalks leading
toward the City Hall, which Is at Franklin-st.
and Delaware-aye., between Niagara and
Church sts.. were filled with waiting thousands
as early as 11 o'clock this morning. The ar
rangements made by General William Bull,
Superintendent of Police, were excellent. There
must have been more than thirty thousand peo
ple of all ages and conditions, and probably rep
resenting every State and Territory In the
Union, who stood patiently in line in a pouring
rain for hours until they had a chance to take a
brief last look at the features of the Illustrious
dead. Some of these had umbrellas, but more
had not. The rain began to fall In torrents Just
as the dirge strains of the 63th Regiment Band,
heading the procession down Delaware-aye.,
were heard at 1 o'clock. When President Roose
velt" and his Cabinet stepped from their car
riages the downpour was at its worst, and the
water dripped from the President's silk hat as
he led the Cabinet Into the corridor, where the
coffin rested.
The main corridor of the City Hall Is oblong.
The front entrance is Franklln-st., the rear
opening on Delaware-aye. The front and rear
face the east and west. In the centre of the
corridor under the dome was the catafalque,
about eighteen inches In height. Thirty feet dis
tant from it on either side were two round altar
shaped stands, used for ornamental purposes.
These were crape covered. The sides of the
corridor were lined with giant ferns and palms.
The chandeliers at the base of the four stair
ways leading to the second floor were draped
with the national colors, overlaid with black
and white crape. In the centre of the arch of
•the south intersecting corridor hung a lifesized
portrait of the dead Executive draped with
bunting and crape, and with white doves with
outstretched wings surrounding it. The coffin
was borne into the corridor on the shoulders of
eight men— Hartsell, Loubert, Perry and Oeb
sir, sailors from the battleship Indiana, and Pri
vates Blue, Colborn. Hirsh and Vancastrar. of
the 73d Company. Coast Artillery. The sailors
were under the immediate command of Chief
Master of Arms Luce and Chief Machinist Ivi
son. of the Indiana. The soldiers were accom
panied by Sergeants Clancy. Jordan, Pate and
On the coffin were the national colors, on top
of which were placed a wreath of American
Beauty roses from Senator Hanna, and one of
white roses from Colonel Myron T. Herrick.
When the lid was removed It was noticed that
the President's left hand, which had rested on
his waist, had dropped to his side. The top of
the coffin was removed and the hand was ten
derly replaced. The face of the President bore
a look of perfect peacefulness. It was not groat
ly emaciated. The most noticeable difference
was that his usual pallor had been succeeded
by sallowness.
President Roosevelt at 1:10 o'clock led th*
Cabinet into the corridor and took a position on
the south side, bo that he stood on the right and
near the foot of the coffin. On his left In order
were Attorney-General Knox and Secretaries
Long and Wilson. Opposite were Secretary
Root, Postmaster-General Smith. Secretary
Hitchcock and George B. Cortelyou, the Presi
dent's secretary. Close behind Secretary Root
were Governor Odell and Senators Hanna, Fair
banks and Burrows. Scattered about were some
of the more prominent citizens of Buffalo, and
police and National Guard officials. At the head
Of the coffin, at attention, stood Sergeant Clancy,
of the coast artillery, and at the foot Chief
Master at Arms Luce. President Roosevelt
gazed only an instant Into the face of the
dead, and then, with bowed head, quickly
passed toward the Delnware-ave. exit. Senator
Hanna stood a little longer than the other*,
but his face did not betray his emotions. Mayor
Dfettl of Buffalo was one of the first In the
procession which then began to pass through
the corridor.
At 1 :2."i o'clock the police were Informed that
the body could be viewed by the people. A
minute later the first of the long line came
through th- doors. However anxious, however
persistent, however unruly the enormous crowds
might have been, all was changed as they en
tered the temple of the dead. In dignified silence
they moved past the bier to view the face of the
President. In twos they went In on either side.
Many lingered, or sought to linger, while th*>
police urged them forward. All classes were
represented In the throngs that filed past. Now
a child, awestrlcken, drew closer to its parents;
here a woman burst Into tears; once an aged
veteran. In his Indignation, wildly waved his
arms as he bent over the President'! form,
cursing the wretch who caused the tragedy,
Forced on by the police, the old soldier went his
way. giving vent to his feelings as he passed.
In the first hour the people passed the cata
falque at the rate of US to the minute. They
seemed as the afternoon wore on to come more
Outside the lines were amazing in their di
mensions. The longest lino passed out Franklin-
St., two long blocks through Church-.st. to Main
ft., where it lost Itself in the continually grow
ing crowds. Word was brought into the City
Hall that in order to accommodate as many as
possible it would be wise to hasten the speed
of the people. Accordingly the police urged the
people on, and the view obtained after that was
fleeting at the best. The guard was relieved at
the ond of an hour, and the hourly reliefs were
continued until the crowds were Stopped
Well known persons took their places in the
line. At .'{ o'clock twenty-eight commissioners
from various American countries to the Pan-
American Exposition came. Among others were
Enrique Budgetn, general commissioner of chili
, and dean of the corps of commissioners from
Latin-American countries; Jose de Ollvarez,
Special commissioner of the Louisiana Purchase
Exposition, and Colonel Enrique Mondragon,
special commissioner of the Mexican Army.
Colonel Mondragon came in full uniform, ac
companied by his staiT. There were a score or
more of Chilians. Dr. Eugene Wasdln, one of
the physicians who attended the President,
escorted a woman to the bier and passed on
with the crowd. |
A little girl of about seven, her hair cut Off
at the nape of her neck like the bottom of a
broom, came along, her brown eyes glistening
with excitement. She and her mother had been
drenched by the rain. The mother's eyes filled
with tears as she looked at the President. The
little girl was too short, and placing her hand
oh the edge of the glass top she raised herself
on tiptoe and looked in. Her mouth opened with
a half suppressed exclamation as she looked vp 1
at her. mother. Than a policeman's gloved hand
gently pushed her along.
A grizzled war veteran, wearing a Grand
Army and a corps badge, limped in. His col
lar was wilted and his hair was wet. Not a
muscle of his grim face moved as he bent slight
ly over and looked at Mr. McKinley's face. He
1 walked on like one in a dream, perhaps listen
ing in memory to the rattle of ' musketry at
Cedar Creek. Three awestricken boys of twelve.
somewhat ragged and as wet as rats, came
along with linked hands. The policeman tried
to get them to separate, but there must have
been a boyish Masonry that et^eled them against
the orders of a bluecoat. Unlink they would
not. Ea^h freckled face bent reverently over
the convex glass, a look of something like terror
came into their eyes, and then they were swept
on still linked together, a sort of faith, hope and
charity in ragged knickerbockers and shoes that
oozed water at the toes. Out into the rain they
went, down the outer steps, with their heads
together, holding in their chalice of memory a
picture that will be retold to children and grand
children in the days to come. The corridor
became wet from the tramping feet, and still
the hero worshippers surged thiough the portals.
A squad of Bedouins from the Midway, In
Sahara costume, bespangled with medallions
and gewgaws, lent a bit of color to the white and
black ribbons of humanity that seemed to un
wind from an endless loom In the wet world out
Then tliere came a slight halt for a picture to
be taken. A few seconds of clicking plates, a
puff from an alcohol flashlamp. and again seem
ingly the endkes chain resumed its running.
When "Jim" Parker, the colored waiter who
had assisted In the capture of Czolgosz, stepped
into the City Hall, his approach was heralded
by whispers. He leaned far over for his fare
well look. Then came 12." Indiana of various
tribes frcm the congress in the Midway. Their
faces wore painted and they were in holiday at
tire. Among thorn were Chiefs Red Shirt. Amer
ican Hor:«e, Laat Horse, Red Cloud, old Gtron
imo. the Apache; Black Horn. Blue Horse,
Painted Horse, Blaell Heart, Flat Iron, Short
Man, Calico, Shot-in-the-Eye, who saw Custer
die, and others The chiefs placed near tho
COffln ¦ beautiful wreath of white carnations
with an Inscription In the Indian language, wish
ing the Great White Father a peaceful Journey
to the happy hunting grounds and lifelong com
panionship with the red men's Great Spirit.
Th>T" were straws and babies, and from each
copper colored hand there was <iropi>pd on the
foot of the coffin a white carnation.
N':uht canle 08, arvl still theif was apparently
no diminution in the length of the lines con
verging nt the City Hall. Incoming trains
brought thousands from Rochester. Byracuse>,
Pittsburg and Cleveland, and from points nearer
by. The rain stopped falling, and this brought
additional thousands from Buffalo proper.
Main-st. and the streets leading to the City Hall
were Jammed with humanity until after 10
The Mexican Commission at the Pan-Ameri
can Exposition sent to the City Hall a wreath of
pink roses, and President Diaz of Mexico one of
lilies of the valley. Tho Chilian Commission
sent a wreath of white carnations.
The City Hall wns closed ar 11 o'clock At
that hour there was still a laree crowd about
the front doora of the hulldimj. bur the coffin
was closed, a large American flag folded about
It. and a guard of police stationed outside to
drive the people away. Many, in their eager
ness to get Into the building, went to the Dela
ware-aye. entrance, at the rear of the buikliner,
but there they were met by a guard of regu
lars and marines, who knew nothing and would
say nothing except that the building was closed
and no one could enter.
At H'J."i an automobile arrived and two men
mi three women got out. When the party ap
proached the door the older man of the two
rapped on the plate glass of the door and asked
t-> he allowed to enter. }h-> was refused "I am
the Secretary of War." he said, and immediately
the door was opened, but even the Secretary of
War had to wait until he was scrutinized and
passed on from guard to guard before he could
get Inside the budding. On the Inside the Secre
tary talked for a few minutes with the guards
about the coffin, and the women with him stood
apart and did not approach the bier. On emerg
ing from the building the Secretary and his ffim
purlon were asked as to the purpose of the visit.
hut both declined to give any information. Th«
man with the Secretary said: "There Is nothing
whatever of importance in our visit to tho build
ing. The Secretary was dining to-night In my
company, and I asked him and those with us to
take an nutonobllo ride. Truly, we had no
thought of coming here wh»n we st ute.i. w»
WAN Just nut for an airing."
When th-> Secretary of War came out of the
bul'ding he was asked how Mrs. McKinley was.
"Good," he said. "She is bearing up wonder
fully. She Is a woman of wonderful endurance,
and she is bearing her burden with remarkable
The party entered the automobile and whirled
away. -
Washington, Sept. I&.— The following mem
bers of the District of Columbia Loyal LeKlon
have I n designated to act as • sp'cial guard
of )" nor it night while Praatdeni M Klnley's
body lies In state In Washington:
Admiral John O. Walk-. Colonel Cecil Clay.
Cii|itain C C. Cole, Major F. C. Larrnbee. Colo
nel Archibald Hopkins, Captain W W .Mitchell.
Oeneral George B. Williams, Colonel G. A.
Woodward. Colonel Carroll l>. Wright and Cap
tain R. W. Tyler.
They will Hi'ive at the White House on Mori
dry and Tuesday nights.
Buffalo, Sept. 15. — A death mask of the Presi
dents face was made at 7:20 o'clock this morn-
Ins: by Kduard L. A. Pausch, of Hartford, Conn.
Pausch has modelled the features of many of
the public men who have died In this country In
recent years. The mask Is a faithful reproduc
tion of President McKinley's features.
\\ 11.1. \<>T CHI BPECI !/. TERM,
Hnffalo, Sept. IS.— ¦Governor OdeH announced
to-day that he had declined to call a special
term of the Supreme Court to try the murdH i"i
of President McKinley. because he believed that
¦haste was not necessary. He said that the Dis
trict Attorney had assured him that Mie m.uul
jury would indict anJ the case i,,. ojsj trial uithm
fifteen days, and to call a Sfei lal term and gat
a Jury assembled would take more time than
that and entail an enormous expense. The as
sassin is In the Krle County penitentiary.
Albuquerque. N If., Sept. !">. - Rumors were
afloat yesterday that the citizens of Silver I'tty.
where the anarchist Antonio Itagglo is in jail,
took the prisoner, on hearing- ot the death of
Vrcsi.lcti! McKinley. and hanged the confessed an
srcnM to I cottonwooil tree near the Jail patted
States Marshal Fotakcr |elsgraahed t.. BhStM
QoodeU for tacts and ths Bhsiifl answered thai
iii, i,- v.is absolutely no truth is ths report-
There are no threats <>{ violence Maggio raan
that he will be lynched, sad BherUl QoodeU ha
been instructed hy the I'nlteil States authorities
to take nil precautions t" protect the prisoner
BBOUId an attempt of the kin.l be m:oli
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 15.— Discussing the crime of
Qwtgosa, Governor Savage saM In part:
' The mulled and iniquitous band of anarchy lias
fallen with terrible force upon the American peo
ple To put to death the despicable wretch who
committed the assault would go no further in
equhlizing conditions than the wing of a sparrow
in arresting a tornado,
The spectacle at Buffalo is both pathetic and lm
nresslve In one part of the-cltv the President
11. dead; in another, all the means at th* com
mand of organised society are employed to pro
tect the life' of the one who committed the atro
cious deed. Surely this is an inrpresslve lesson to
those who are preaching the doctrine of rapine
aIIIa 111 m c I hjirlty has been abused. We must amend
our Immigration laws At the same time, we must
move with relentless vigor and firm determination
-Walnut those who have already sought our shores,
and make no pause until every sign of anarchy is
¦blotted out. _^_ J^___
JoDlln Mo. Sept." I*.— society called Soclete's
Amerlcae'has been formed, with headquarters of
tho" national secretary at Joplin. the purpose of
Washington. Sept. 15.— Secretary Hay to-day
issued to the public the following announcement
concerning the funeral of President McKinley:
Department of State.
Washington. D. C. September 15. 1901.
The remains of . the late : President of the
United States, after lying in state in the City
Hall of Buffalo during the afternoon of Sunday,
September l. >, will be removed to Washington
by special train on Monday, September Hi, leav
ing Buffalo at 8:30 a. m. and reaching Wash
ington at 9 p. m. The remains will then be car
ried, under the escort of a squadron of United
States cavalry, to the Executive Mansion, where
they will rest until 9 o'clock in the morning of
Tuesday. September 17. They will then be car
ried to the Capitol, accompanied by a military
and civil escort, the details of which. will be
given in a separate notice. The remains will
there He In state. Religious services will be held
In the rotunda of the Capitol on Wednesday, at
12 o'clock noon. At 1 o'clock the remains, under
a military escort, will be transferred to a fu
neral car and carried to Canton. Ohio, via the
Pennsylvania Railroad, arriving there on Thurs
day, at 11 a. m., where arrangements for the
final sepulture will be committed to the charge
of the citizens of Canton, under the direction of
a committee to be selected by the Mayor of
that city.
No ceremonies are expected in the cities and
towns along the route of the funeral train be
yond the tolling of bells.
3 JOHN HAY, Secretary of State.
Owing to the earnest wishes of Mrs. McKin
ley. a later official statement signed by Mr. Hay,
Mr. Root. Mr. Long and Mr. MacFarland an
nounced that the body of M". McKinley would
be taken to the funeral train for Centon on
Tuesday evening.
The heads of the various departments and
their principal assistants were busy to-day mak
ing arrangements for the proper execution of so
much of the funeral programme as fell to them
respectively. Secretary Hay came to his desk
early in the morning and remained there
through the day. Though it was Sunday, dis
patches of condolence were still coming to the
Department of State from all parts of the
In the War Department Acting Secretary San
ger was In consultation with General Glllesple,
Colonel Ward and General Barry, arranging for
the transportation to Washington of the troops
to take part In the funeral procession, making
details for guard duty and other matters. Gen
eral Randolph, chief of artillery, who is to rep
resent the army at the Capitol, arranged with
Sorgeant-at-Arms Ransdell that they should
cooperate In the management of the funeral
ceremonies at the CapitoL Four private soldiers
will stand watch day and night, one at each
corner of the catafalque, so long as the body of
the President shall He In the Capitol. A suitable
guard will be maintained at the entrances, and
will keep the people in alignment when they are
admitted to the Capitol to view the body next
Acting Secretary Hackett ordered that a de
tail should be made up consisting of two offi
i era, four petty officers and twenty-one privates
In the marine corps for duty at the Capitol next
Tuesday, to supplement the army representa
The special guard of honor to represent the
navy, at the funeral ceremonies will comprise
the following officers of high rank: Admiral
Dewey, Rear-Admiral Crownlnshleld, Rear-Ad- .
miral O'Nell. Paymaster-General Kenny and '.
Brigadier-General Heywood, of the marine corps. ¦
While General Brooke will be in general charge
of military arrangements here. General Francis
S. Guenther will be in command of the military
contingent In the procession. Colonel Samuel
Rebsr, son-in-law to General Miles, has been
detailed to meet Mrs. McKinley and look espe
cially after her comfort, while Colonel Henry
H. Whitney, of General Mlles's staff, has been
designated to perform a similar service for
President Roosevelt.
At the Capitol Sergeant-at-Arms Ransdell di
rected the preparation of the rotunda for the
funeral service. The space in even this vast
structure Is entirely Insufficient to meet the de
mand for admission of more than a fraction of
the persons who think they should be admitted
to the services next Tuesday. The public
will be excluded, as the accommodation will not
suffice for the officials who must be present.
The Diplomatic Corps alone will occupy about
two hundred places, if all the invitations sent
out are accepted, and in addition there will be
the" United States Senate, the United States Su
preme Court. th« House of Representatives and
a large number of officials in army and navy
and civil life. Every army and navy officer in
Washington having been ordered to attend the
funeral service, they alone would consume a
large part of this seating space.
The public will have an opportunity to view
,1,. body of th. President while it lies in state
before the funeral service.
Sergeant-at-Arms Ransdell has taken steps to
secure the attendance at the funeral next
Tuesday Of as many Senators as can be
reached, an 1 has arranged for a special cur to
bring from Chicago to Washington such Sen
ators from Western points M can gather there
In time. This oar will be attached to the regu
lar Pennsylvania train leaving Chicago nt 3
O'clock p. m. on Monday. It will be In N rgS
of i: W. Lay ton, assistant sergeant-at-arms of
th. Senate. Telegrams have been sent •> every
Senator within reach, and the sergeant-at-arms
has received a number of responses from indi
vidual Senators promising to be present. Sen
ator Frye. the president pro tern, of the Senate,
telegraphed that he would leave Lewlston, Me..
this morning, and would be here to-morrow
night. It is expected that he will appoint all of
the Senators who come to Washington a com
mittee of honor to take part In the funeral
A dispatch was received at the War Depart
ment to-day from Genera! Chaffee as follows:
•>•"¦¦• '• , Manila. September 15.'
The officers and the soldiers of- the division of
the Philippines beg the department to place an
appropriate floral design on the bier of the Pres
ident of the United States as a token of a great
sorrow They offer their deepest sympathy to
Mrs. sstlsnaUT . . CHAFFEE.
In answer to this appeal the War Department
arranged to. supply a handsome white shield,
with the Eighth Army Corps badge in the centre.
'"- General Barry, assistant adjutant-general,
who has been placed in charge of affairs at the
; White House during the time the body is in
Washington, has completed his programme. He
has directed the commanding officer at Fort Mc-
Henry, Baltimore, to dispatch twelve non-com
missioned officers to Washington, in charge of a
commissioned officer to act as body bearers.
They are to arrive. in Washington to-morrow in
time to carry the body when it reaches the rail
way station to-morrow night. They are to re
move the coffin from the train and place it in
the hearse, and will walk six on a side next to
the hearse to the White House. It also will be
their duty to place the coffin upon the stand In
. l'ullk« most strong- medicines. it Isn't a poison It to
•a HMlltr of p»r«»lu. «nd dIiHH « •. m.. and * food
nourUMr tor mutcUa, Mrv«» «*4 teJav-Or. P. ;•*¦«•
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the East Room and to perform like office* ie
the CapMo!. the railway station and at Canton
General Barry h'asarranged to have six ebo~y
columns placed in the Whits House to support
the coffin. The active guard ... Executive
Mansion will consist of two officers.' three non.
commissioned officers and nine privates of ar
tillery from Fort Hunt, supplemented by a n
r-IUAI number or officers from •.. navy and by
six members of the Loyal Legion and six of
the Grand Army of the Republic. From the
time the body reaches the White House -the
guard will be maintained until the body :3: 3 r
moved to the Capitol en Tuesday morale? v
soldier and a sailor or a marine will stand at
the head of the coffin and two more at tat fetor.
while on either side will stand a member or tha
Grand Army of the Republic and a member of
the Loyal Legion. Provision will be made f ar
relieving these watches at proper interval.
To provide for the proper arrange; .- in tha
line of procession of the diplomatic body ana of
Senators. Representatives and other persons
who may gather at the White House to Join in
the procession to the Capitol. General J Barry
has selected a special staff, headed by Lieute'n
ant-Colonel a M. Miller, of the engineers; Capl
tain C. B. Wheeler and W. W. Gileson. of tha
ordnance: Major Abbott and Captain M. M P«,
rick, of the engineers.
Thus far the only naval orders Issued or .
participation in the parade have been to •¦-„
Marine Band, a detachment of marines from tha
Washington barracks and fifty seamen from
the Illinois, at Newport News, but the balance
of the naval contingent will be ordered to-mo?,
row by Acting Secretary Hacket: from Rear!
Admiral Higginson's squadron, at Hampton
Roads. " ' " '
The hearse used in the parade will be drawn
by six black horses draped with black netting
and a groom in black, wearing a high hat. will
be beside each horse. The coffin, it is probable
will .not be opened at all while in the White
House. In the Capitol the statues in Statuary
Hall will be draped with the American flag
but there will be no other draping m the build*
ing. with the possible exception of the walla
of the rotunda.
The Union Veteran Legion, in addition to the
Grand Army of the Republic and the Loyal
Legion, of all three of which the late President
was a member, also will occupy a post of honoe
Immediately in front of the hearse in the parade.
The special guard of honor, composed of the
general officers of the army and officers of high
rank In the navy, will not march in the parades
of Tuesday and Wednesday. The troops or
•and here by the War Department will report
for duty at the White House on Tuesday morn
ing. Company A. Army Engineer Corps, from
Fort Totten. New-York._ will arrive here 05
Monday night.
Acceptances of the invitation to take part in
th» parade began to arrive to-day. Governor
John F. Hill of Maine telegraphed to Acting
Secretary Sanger that he would come wita his
entire staff; and Governor Yates of Illinois tele
graphed to know whether his military stall
should assemble here. The Mayor of Savannah,
Ga.. with a delegation of six. will be present.
The Mayor of Boston, with a delegation of
three, accompanied by Representative Nappen,
will arrive here at 7:30 o'clock on Tuesday
Representing the Cuban Government, the Sec*
retary of State. Diego Tamayo; the Secretary
of Agriculture. Perfecto Lacosta, and Special
Commissioner for Cuba Gonzalo de Quesada,
have telegraphed that they will be present.
Among the organizations that have given notice
that they will take part in the civic parade on
Tuesday are the following:
Sons of the American Revolution, local chap
ters, 3»*»O men and representative* win chapters
in about twenty States. 100 men. .Walter S.
Logan, of. New-York, in charge.
.The Grand Army of the Republic. Departs ¦— ,
of the Potomac. 1.000 men, Israel W. Stona
The ''th Independent Battalion colored troops,
Butler Zouaves. Capital City Guards. 50 men,
Major Acwith commanding. ¦ "
The Washington Patriarchy. No. IS. Odd Fel-.
lows (colored), 50 men. W. P. Gray commanding.
The Knights of Columbus. 200 men, P. T.
Haltlgan commanding.
The Union Veteran Legion, from 300 to 500
men. William R. Wooters commanding.
The Columbia Typographical Union No. 101,
f>o<> men. E. A. M. Lawson. president.
The International Association of Machinists.
The District Commandery of the Loyal Legion,
lix i men. General GUlespie commanding.
The Improved Order of Red Men. Grand Conn-.
ell and resident members, •?<>»> men, H. W. Tip*
pett. grand sachem. (Maryland and Virginia
members will be invited to be present.)
The Spanish War Veterans. 300 men, Captalq
Llpscomb commanding.
The Army and Navy Union, U. S. A.. 500 men.
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