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ADEATH OF THE TRESIVEJSTT**
'Bullet Fired by Assassin Czolgosz, Com
pletes Its Foul Mission.
“GOV'S WILL BE VO/tE. JIOT OVUS"
HIS LAST WO'RVS.
The Entire World Mourn* the
Fate of the \ictim of
After every resource was exhausted
for over twenty-four hours, after the
sinking spell early on Friday morning,
death came to Wlllian McKinley, the
twenty-fifth president of the United
States, at 2-15 o'clock Saturday morn
ing at the Milburn residence, Buffalo,
N. y. 1
the watchers were Senator Hanna,
Controller Dawes, Senator Fairbanks,
Governor Yates of Illinois, .1. H. Mil
burn, President of the exposition, in
whose house the President died, Col
onel Myron T. Herrick, with his wife;
and half a score of others who came
and went. Included among these were
Colonel W. C. Brown, Abner McKin
ley's law partner: Russell B. Harrison,
son of a former President; Webb C.
Hayes, son of a former President; and
For many hours the President's hold
on life was so slight that the work of
the surgeons was routined to watch
ing the flickering spark without at
tempting to i’an it into life artificially.
Hop*' AbMiitloiifttl Ml Midnight.
Practically all medicines and oxygen
treatment* were auandoned a consider
able time before midnight. All hope
was abandoned then, and the only
thing left to do was to wait for the
worn out machinery to run down.
Mrs. McKinley tutd been with the
President twice during the early part
of the evening.
Just before the President lost con
scionsness Mrs. McKinley knelt, at his
side. He knew her and said: “Good
by all; good-by. It is God's way; not
our will, but Thine he done."
l.oioi of ('onqciounnvN*.
The life of President McKinley,
wh'ch had been sustained with power
MoKINl.EY AS A HAW RECRUIT. '
(At the time of his enlistment in the
fill drafts of oxygen, seemed to fade
away soon after 10 o'clock, and con
sciousness was lost permanently.
Around what was supposed to be the
actual deathbed, besides the surgeons
in the case, were Abner McKinley. Miss
Helen McKinley, and Mrs, Duncan, the
brother and sisters of the President.
They were hurriedly called to witness
the passing of a brother and a Presi
dent. Yet an hour seemed to be de
layed from one brief moment to an
Members of I'uiuily (ialliemi.
Down-stairs and in ihe hall were the
other members of the family, Mrs. Ab
ner McKinley, a sister-in-law; Miss
Mary Barber, the President's favorite
niece; Mrs. McWilliams of Chicago, a
cousin; Lieutenant James McKinley, a
nephew: John Barber, a nephew; Mrs.
Baer, a niere; with Mr. Baer, ami Sec
retaries Hoot, Wilson, and Hitchcock,
and Attorney General Knox. The lat
ter. with Secretary Long, had arrived
ouly a few minutes before midnight,
and Secretary Long left about 10
o’clock, so that he was not present
when the end came.
Official# Hvt- l lie End.
Next in official importance among
| many others whose figures could
i scarcely he distinguished in the
Til* Struggle With Denlll.
The President's turn for the worse
came at 2 o’clock on Friday morning,
and It was almost exactly twenty-four
hours later before the last, flicker of
life had died away. It was the heart
which fulled early in the morning fol
lowing upon the partial collapse on
Thursday night, and all through the
terrible day into the night the heart of
ihe good President beat with Irregular
throbs which told of the inevitable
Mm. .McKinley Informed.
Mrs. McKinley wus warned (hat it
was only n question of minutes before
the end came, but as these minutes
drifted into hours her strength failed
completely and she was forced to re
tire, under the commands of the physi
cians, who alone could tell whether
life was extinct or not.
Fliml Drnllihrri Hcene.
The result wus that when the end
really came, at 2:15 o’clock in the
gray, foggy morning, those present in
the death chamber were only Mlsr, Hel
en McKinley, Mrs. Duncan. Abner Mc
Kinley James McKinley, John Barber,
and Dr. Rixey. The other physicians
had left the room when it Was decided
that human skill could not save the
Sad M«wa Given to Public.
Secretary Cortelyou came out of the
Milhurn house about 2:20 a. m.. and
in a voice that trembled with emotion
"The President died at 2:15.”
He then gave the names of the fam
ily and friends present at the bedside
wheu the end came aud returned to
Immediately thereafter the party
that had been assembled In the house
during the night broke up, coming
down the walk singly and In pairs.
Men Weep »* They l.eave.
Everybody was deeply affected. Sev
eral of the men were sobbing aloud
as they passed on their way to their
Secretary Wilson says that the party
will go first to Washington, where the
body will lie in state in the Capitol,
hut interment will be in Canton, O.
The details of the President’s funeral
will be In charge of the Secretary of
| -State, Through him notices and in
vitations to distinguished foreign rep
resentatives will be extended.
Congress .May Attend Funeral.
The wishes of the members of the
; President’s family will be observed
and the character of the services will
depend entirely on them. Congress
will attend in a body, if the services
| ::re held at the national capital, but
if they are performed at Canton this
arrangement may be changed.
The House is not organized, aud the
oath has not been administered to the
members elect, but they will be in
charge of the Sergeant-at-Arms of the
| last House, who holds over in office.
The Senate, being a continuous body,
will be present officially, with Presi
dent Pro Tern Frye at Its head, and
the Sergeant-at-Arms in charge of the
Secretary Root and Secretary L.ong
will detail suitable bodies of military
and naval forces to be present at the
Death ( auned by Heart Trouble.
The President s heart gave trouble
from the beginning, but its erratic ac
tion was at first thought to he due to
the shock of the wound, but when the
would had begun to progress favorably
the heart gave more trouble and anxi
ety than ever. Its action became feeble
and finally gave out altogether.
The President's death was due to
heart exhaustion, but. some of the
physicians do not believe there was
organic heart trouble. The theory of
at least one of the physicians is that
the original shock of the first bullet
over tlie heart, had much to do witli
the trouble which caused death.
Mayor Kavril l»y l)iirknt>4<,
A noticeable theme of comment was
occasioned by the hour at which the
death occurred. It partook somewhat
of the providential that the event
should have come in the dead of
night instead of the early evening,
when the thousands who gathered on
the streets of the city were in no ten
der mood. Had the death come ear
lier it is possible that the authorities
would have had to cope with more or
t'rowd* Surround .tail.
During the early part of the evening
crowds began to gather about the sta
tion-house, where the assassin, Czel
gosz, was confined, and the purpose of
tneir gathering was at no time mys
terious. People gathered rapidly,
who openly declared they Intended to
iyneh the assassin, if the President
The authorities were fully alive to
the situation and agents of the secret
service reported that, the people were
excited beyond measure. There were
not only the people of Buffalo, indig
nant at the disgrace to their city, but
strangers, who had no neighborly re
spect for the local authorities.
Gov. Odell paeted promptly and gave
orders to protect the jail. Thus the
assussin was safe from penalty for
the miserable death he had dealt out
to the President.
AII the World Moarns.
All Friday and Friday night 80,000,
000 of Americans stood in thought and
heart at the bedside of their dying
President. A simple people, devoid of
the arts which in other lends are used
to decorate the emotions, they knew
only how to sorrow in silence and hope
that the impending blow would be
In his daily life the President of the
United States is mere.y its first citi
zen—a plain man in plain clothes, ac
cessible to other plain men in plain
clothes. By virtue of his office he is
only the foremost among his equals,
and as such he meets his fellow citi
zens without claiming or expecting
from them the studied deference or os
tentatious affection which is so sedu
lously displayed in the capitals of
Yet for days, while this man of the
people lay stricken by the assassin,
bound down by wounds, and hovering
between life and death, 80,000,000 men,
women, and children turned from the
tasks of a crowded life, forgot their
personal strivings and personal griefs,
and in dire suspense reached out for
the least word of comfort, of courage,
or of cheer from their President's bed
Sorrow,' affection, and anxiety were
written across the face of the whole
MRS. WILLIAM M’KINLEY.
nation, throughout the days and
throughout the nights, and now, with
the blow fallen and the watching done,
the land gives itself over to the
mourning which no crown or scepter
could command, which no throne could
gather to it, and now the civilized
world has joined us in grief over our
The republic may appear at times
ungrateful, for its heart Is deep, but
he who finds that heart has not lived
or died in vain. —Chicago Inter Ocean.
Hill Work Done.
The nation mourns as one which has
suffered a great loss, but a loss which
is not irreparable. His work has
been, to a great extent, accomplished.
Of the problems which confronted him
when he was elected, or which have
arisen since his election, nearly all
have been happily solved by him.
The war with Spain has been con
ducted to a successful conclusion. The
country is at peace with all mankind.
It is tranquil and prosperous. There
are no threatening clouds visible on
the political or business horizon.
If the President thought of himself
at all in his last moments he could
have taken comfort in the reflection
that he had well-nigh fulfilled his mis
sion—that he had done for the people
all and more than they had expected
of him, and had won for himself fame
that time cannot obeliterate. So far
as one can read the future there was
mckinley in isgg.
little of great moment left for him to
do for his country during the next
three years except to carry out that
policy of the extension or its commer
cial relations outlined by him in his
last public address.—Chicago Tribune.
The Return of the Cameo.
Old-fashionerl cameos are now in the
hight of fashion, as is almost every
kind of jewel that boasts of antiquity.
Cameos are worn as ornaments and
figure in belts and bands in the latest
embroideries. Many of the old-fash
ioned brooches with huge jewels in the
center, which we have abjured with a
vengeance, are coming back to us, not
to wear as a brooch, but in combina
tion with leather, velvet or chiffon in
the ornamentation of dress. Among
the choicest new jewels are pendants
of dull rough gold with imbedded jew
els and pendants of natural pearls or
bits of turquoise suspended by tiny
gold links. The color combinations in
many of these ornaments are rich and
A Perfect Roy.
“I never heard of but one perfect
boy." said Johnny, pensively, as be
sat in the corner doing penance. "And
who was that" asked mamma. 'Papa
—when he was little." was the answer.
And silence reigned for the space of
Over 100 delegates to Colorado Fed
eration of Women's Clubs narrowly es
caped death in dynamite explosion,
thought to lie work of Cripple Creek
The End Cones at a Quarter Past Two
O’Clock in the Morning.
FRIENDS AND RELATIVES PRESENT
Calmly Closes His F.yes and With a DIs
play of Sublime Faith Surrenders Him
self to the Inevitable—The Last Words
MILBURN HOUSE, BUFFALO. Sept.
14.—President McKinley died at 2:15
o’clock this morning. He had been
unconscious since 7:50 p. m.
His last conscious moment on earth
was sepnt with his wife to whom he
devoted a lifetime of care.
He was unattended by a minister of
(he gospel, but his last words were an
numble submission to the will of the
God in whom he believed. He was
reconciled to the cruel fate to whicu
an assassin's bullet had condemned
him and faced death in the same spirit
of calmness and poise which has
marked his long and honorable career.
His last conscious words, reduced to
writing by Dr. Mann, who stood at his
bedside when they were uttered were
as follows: "Goodby, all; goodby. It
is God's way. His will be done.”
His relatives and the members of bis
official family were at the Milburn
house, except Secretary Wilson, who
did not avail himself of the opportuni
ty. and some of his personal and politi
cal friends took leave of him. This
painful ceremony was simple. His
friends came to the door of the sick
room, took a lingering glance at him
and turned tearfully away.
He was practically unconscious dur
ing this time. But the powerful heart
stimulants, including oxygen, were em
ployed to retsore him to consciousness
for his final parting with his wife. He
asked for her and she sat at his side
and held his hand. He consoled her
and bade her goodby. She went
through the heart-trying scene with
the same bravery and fortitude with
which she had borne the grief of the
tragedy which endangered his life.
The immediate cause of the presi
dent's death is undetermined. Hi3
physician's disagree and it will possi
bly require an autopsy to fix the exact
The president's remains will be
taken to Washington and there will be
a state funeral. Vice President Roose
velt, who now succeeds to the presi
deney. may take the oath of office
wherever he happens to hear the news.
The cabinet will, of course, resign in
a body and President Roosevelt will
have an opportunity of forming a new
cabinet if he so desires.
The rage of the people of Buffalo
against the president's assassin when
they learned that he was dying Was
From authoritative officials the fol
lowing details of the final scene in and
about the death chamber were secured:
The president had continued in an
unconscious state since 8:30 p. m. Dr.
Rixey remained with him at all times
and until death came. The other doc
tors were in the room at times and
then repaired to the front room, where
their consultations had been held.
About 2 o’clock Dr. Rixey noted the
unmistakable signs of dissolution, and
the immediate members of the family
were summoned to the bedside. Mrs.
McKinley was asleep and it was
deemed desirable not to awaken her
for the last moments of anguish.
Silently and sadly the members of
the family stole into the room. They
stood about the foot and sides of the
bed where the great man's life was
ebbing away. Those in the circle were
Abner McKinley, the president’s broth
er; Mrs. Abner McKinley, Miss Helen,
the president's sister; Mrs. Sarah Dun
can, another sister; Miss Mary Barber,
a niece; Miss Sarah Duncan; Lieuten
ant J. J. McKinley, a nephew; William
M. Duncan, a nephew; Hon. Charles
G. Dawes, comptroller of the currency;
F. M. Osborn, a cousin; Webb G.
Hayes; John Barber, a cousin; Sec
retary George B. Cortelyou; Colonel
W. C. Brown, the business partner of
Abner McKinley; Dr. P. M. Rixey, the
family physician, and six nurses and
Want* to Kill Roosevelt.
REREIN, N. H., Sept. 14— Learning
that a man who had left here this
forenoon for New York has declared
that he was on his way to Washing
ton to kill Vice President Roosevelt,
Chief of Police Youngeliss has tele
graphed the chief of police of New
York to look out for him. The man
was a foreigner. He tried to buy a
ticket to Washington, but could not
do so, and bought one for New York.
To Convict Kiuiiih Goldman
CHICAGO, Sept. 14.—The police of
| Washington and Buffalo aie looking
' for Charles T. X.afon, a Washington
! colored man, who was recently em
i ployed in the government building at
the Buffalo exposition. The following
telegram, signed "Prof. Charles T.
Eafon," and dated “Washington, D.
C., Ceptember 12,” was received by
Chief of Detectives Colleran here.
"Hold Emma Goldman; I have proof
to convict her in Buffalo."
MR. SEAGRAVES LOCATES 200 FAM
ILIES IN COLORADO.
Com* from Northern Europe to Rntso
Mr. C. L. Seagraves. passenger agent
of the Santa Fe, has returned from
the sugar beet district of Colorado,
and completed arrangements to locate
two hundred families from northern
Europe, the first fifty families to lo
cate near Holly, about October 20. Mr.
"The leader of the colony Is an ex
pert agriculturist, and has visited and
carefully investigated all sections of
the United States, and pronounced the
Arkansas valley the roost promising of
any section visited, on account of the
superb climate, rich soil and the most
perfect irrigation system in the world,
backed by a reservoir supply with suf
ficient water to irrigate all the lands
for two years without a drop of rain,
thus insuring the farmers against fail
ure of crops. After the first movement
the balance will follow as fast as
homes can be provided for them.”
Mr. Seagraves advises that the farm
ers in the valley are very prosperous,
and as that section will be densely
populated and brought up to a high
standard of cultivation, it will in flvo
or six years become the richest and
most prosperous community in the
“Sugar beets are a very profitablo
crop for the farmer and the only draw
back is the laborious work in the thin
ning season which lasts about two
weeks. This feature, however, is be
ing overcome by labor brought into
the valley from New Mexico, who con
tract to thin beets at so much per acre.
“In the vicinity of Rocky Ford,
where the land has been cultivated ex
tensively, it is possible under only fair
conditions to raise twenty tons of
beets to the acre, while thrifty and in
dustrious farmers grow from twenty
five to thirty tons to the acre, and in
some instances as high as thirty-five
“The price of beets is determined ac
cording to their sugar content, the av
erage being about $5 per ton. The cost
of growing beets, including all labor,
seed, as well as harvesting the crop
in the fall is about $25 per acre, leav
ing the farmer $75 or more profit an
acre for his beet crop.
“The Arkansas valley of Colorado is
considered the ideal sugar bee* coun
try, as they grow more tons to the
acre and contain a larger percentage
of sugar thau beets grown anywhere
in the world. The Rocky Ford fac
tory is now rearranging some of its
machinery, the beets being so rich
they will not submit to the usuel
methods employed at the other fac
“Cantaloupes are also a very profit
able crop, and many growers estlmato
they will pay $100 an acre net. I saw
two and one-half acres near Rocky
Ford that yielded the grower one
thousand dollars. This was on re-ated
land of which the owner received one
third of the crop. This may be rather
an exceptional case, but it .proves what
intensive farming will do.
“Alfalfa, as well as small grains, Jo
well and are profitable crops to grow.
Vegetables of all kinds, poultry and
dairy products command good prices,
and a ready market in Denver, Colo
rado Springs, Pueblo and the mining
“Lands in the vicinity of Rocky
Ford, before the erection of the sugar
factory, that sold for thirty-five, forty
and fifty dollars an acre, are worth
today from one hundred and fifty to
two hundred and fifty dollars an acre.
The question is what is land worth
that will net over and above all ex
penses from seventy-five to one hun
dred and twenty-five dollars an acre?
"Lands in the Holly district and the
very choicest in the valley and under
a most perfect system of irrigation,
with a never failing supply of water, a
perpetual water right going with the
land is selling at thirty-five dollars per
acre, with ten per cent down and the
balance in seven years at six per cent.
The company will also build houses,
barns, etc., on which they require Ar
ty per cent down and the balance in
seven years at six per cent.
“The Duukards and Mennonites are
now colonizing large tracts of lands,
while other settlers are pouring into
the valley from all over the country,
the valley from all over the country.—
Topeka State Journal, Sept. 2, 1901.
Where Kittou fame From.
Dr. Edward Dwight Eaton, the now
president of Beloit college, is by pro
fession a Congregationalist minister
and was formerly the pastor of the
Newton. Iowa. Congregational church.
Brooklyn. N. Y., Sept. 16.—The Garfield
Tea Co., manufacturers of Garfield Tea,
(inrfield Headache Powders,' Garfleld-Tea
Syrup, Garfield Relief Plasters. Garfield
Digestive Tablets and Garfield Lotion, are
now occupying the large and elegant office
building and laboratory recently erected by
them. For many year's the Garfield Rem
edies have beeu growing in popularity and
their success is well deserved.
Money invested in knowledge pays
the best interest.
WISCONSIN FARM LANDS.
The best of farm lands can be ob
tained now in Marinette County. Wis
consin. on the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway at a low price and on
very favorable terms. Wisconsin is
noted for its fine crops, excellent
markets and healthful climate. Why
rent a farm when you can buy one
much cheaper than you can rent and
in a tew y-ears it will be your own
property. For particulars address
F. A. Miller. General Passenger Agent
Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
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