The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, September 26, 1901, Image 6

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Imposing Funeral Ceremonies
Precede Interment of Mc
Kinley at Canton.
Out under the whispering oak trees
of Westlawn cemetery, in a vine-cov
ered vault, almost buried in a sloping
hillside, all that Is earthly of William
McKinley now rests. About the Power- J
strewn slopes a picket line of sol
diers stands silent in the shadows.
Whole Day Dlven to Drier.
All (lay Thursday muffled drums
heat their requiems, brasses walled out
the strains of marches of the dead,
great men of the nation followed a
funeral car in grief and tears. Through
solid banks of bareheaded men and
weeping women and children, fringed
by a wall of soldiers, marching mil
itary and civilians passed with the
mourners of the distinguished dead.
First among those who followed the
dead during the Journey from the
home to the tomb was the man who is
now at the head of the government.
Mr*. McKinley Near* Collapse.
Mrs. McKinley was unable to attend
the funeral. While the last rites were
being said she remained in a room of
the family home, dazed, not realizing
that death had come to her husband,
almost paralyzed mentally. During the
morning, at her urgent request, she
sat alone for a time beside the cof
fin as it lay In the south parlor of
tiie house. No one seeks to lift the
veil that is drawn over this scene
about the bier of the last earthly
sleep. The cusket was not opened.
But she was near the one who ever
had oared for and protected her; near
tne dead for whom grief has burned
into the soul of a country the lessons
of manliness and beneficence taught by
Ills life.
l-innl CrreiuonlM I tupre.alv*.
The lust ceremonies for the late
president were marked with a dignity
that struck dumbness to the lens of
thousands who watched the funeral
column make (he Journey from the
home to the cemetery. From the
south parlor of the frame house which
had so long been the family home the
casket was borne to the First Metho
dist church at Canton, with statesmen,
diplomats, great men of nation, rep
resentatives of the world,, gathered
with the surrounding members of the
family. Ministers of five religious de
of the vault the flower carpet had dis
appeared. its blooms, however, to be
guarded for years as mementos of tills
day of sorrow.
Just without the entrance to this
mausoleum stood the new president of
the United States. The colBn rested
on supports only a hand's reach from
him. Then the 'members of the cabi
net formed an open line with him. and
members of the family—all save the
lone woman who was In the home
under the close watch of Ur. Rixey—
gathered near. “Karth to earth, ashes
to ashes, dust to dust,” came the bene
diction from the lips of the venerable
Bishop Joyce.
The roar of the cannon ecnoed from
the hilltop Just above. It came as a
mighty "amen.'' Again the white
haired minister spoke. Again came the
crashing roar of the salute, its rever
berations beating on and on over the
hills about the city.
“Tap*" Hounded l»y Itugler.
"Taps," the saddest call the bugle
language of the army knows, came
from eight bugles. The last notes were
held until the breath of the wind
seemed to roll them of life. Away
down the broad street, two miles away,
the marching columns were still com
ing. The music of the bands, muted,
it seemed, by some giant hand came
Boating to the group about ths vault —
“Nearer, My God, to Thee, Nearer to
Thee.” Once again came the crash
from the guns above.
Door It doted I pon Martyr.
Then the casket was carried within
the vault. Five infantrymen marched
behind It. A moment passed ar. l the
outer doors were closed. The la3t cer
emony was over; the third martyred
president of the United States had
been committed to God and eternity.
Slowly the marching column treaded
about the crescent road to the left, of
the temporary tomb. Then darkness
threw Its veil over all. liio silent
guards took their stations, the cem
etery gates were closed.
Never Mourning More Sincere.
That is the bare outline of one of
the most imposing and Impressive fu
nerals ever seen in the United States.
To fill in all its details would lake
nominations said the simple services.
(jreat Throng Join* In Hymn.
Troops banked the streets about, but
the thousands who had gathered near
and stood in places for five hours held
vneir ground, catching up the broken
strains of “Nearer. My God, to Thee.”
The silence of calm had come; the si
lence of supreme excitement had pass
ed. “It was not at him," said the min
ister of the church, all hut hidden
from sight by the mountains of blooms
and floral pieces that bound in the pul
pit and choir loft, “that the fatal shot ;
was fired, but at the heart of our gov
ernment." Then he added: "In all
the coming years men will seek, but
will seek In vain, to fathom the enor
mity and t lie wickedness of that
New President In Tears.
These words brought home with
crushing force the warning that the
last scenes were being enacted. Among
those who sat with bowed heads was
President Roosevelt. The tears welled
Into his eyes as lie heard the peti
tions that God might guide liis hands
aright. Then came the last stage of
this journey to the city of the dead. !
Members of the United States senate, j
those who sit in the house of repre- j
sentatives. officials and citizens from !
practically every state in the union, j
soldiers, military organizations—a col- !
umn of more than 6,000 men followed
the funeral ear on this last journey.
Path I* Carpeted In Flower*.
The skies were hidden by clouds
of gray, but not a drop of rain fell.
The path of flagging leadtng to the
iron-gated vault was buried beneath
a covering of blooms. This carpet
of (lowers came as an offering fiun
the school children of Nashville. Trim.
But the men of the war days of forty
years ago, with whom the martyred
president had marched in his youth,
passed up this road before the funeral
car approached. They caught up the
flowers as they passed, pressing them
to their lips. Just ahead of the hearse
marched the handful of survivors of
the late president's own regiment.
They, too, gathered up the blooms as
they limped by.
Bloom* Taken ns Mementos.
So it happened that when the men
of the army and of the navy carried
the black casket within the shadow
pages, while to convey an adequate
idea of the feature of it all which was
most conspicuous—the depth and si
lence of the grief displayed—is beyond
words. In that respect It was the
scenes of Wednesday enacted over
again with increased intensity All
along through the great black lane of
people that stretched from the Mc
Kinley home to the cemetery—quite
two miles—were men and women
weeping as though their dearest friend
was being home to the grave.
Kvtry Kye Dim With Tear*.
About the tomb Itself the outburst
of grief was still more striking. As
the casket was borne into the vault
there was not a member of the cabinet
who was not visibly affected, while
several were In tears, with their
handkerchiefs to their eyes. Secre
tary Hoot, although controlling him
self to some degree of outward calm,
was deeply moved, while President
Roosevelt repeatedly pressed his hand
kerchief to his eyes.
Great Picture of Denotation.
Among the bystanders many scarce
ly made an effort to conceal their emo
tion. It was a scene under the cheer
less gray skies and in the bleak wind,
as cold as a November day, thut even
the radiant glory of all the great
mass of dowers could not relieve—the
picture of all of sorrow and desola
tion tha^ death leaves In its wake. As
the one on whom this terrible blow
falls hardest was not there this ag
ony was spared her.
Will Sleep In Ked of Granite.
Here in this vine-covered vault the
remains of President McKinley will lie
until they are buried in granite. There
remain now only the plans for a mon
ument to his memory. Already these
are under way. Thursday morning
Speaker Henderson of the house of
representatives, accompanied by Con
gressman S. E. Payne of New York,
and Congressman Dalzell of Pennsyl
vania, were driven to Westlawn cem
etery and viewed the location of the
McKinley plot. (
t'oiiltress to Hulld n Monument.
The newer part of the cemetery was
also visited, and although the state
ment is not definitely made, it is sug
gested that the coming session of Con
gress will probably appropriate funds
for the erection of a monument. The
plans and details are as yet embryonic,
but will assume definite proportions in
a week or two.
Scenes at the Church.
It was 1:50 o’clock when the pro
cession reached the stately stone edi
fice where the funeral services were
to be held. At the church entrance
were drawn up deep files of soldiers,
with bayonets advanced, keeping a
clear area for the advancing casket
and the long train of mourners. The
hearse halted while President Roose
velt and members of the cabinet
alighted. Again they grouped them
selves at either side of the entrance,
and with uncovered heads awaited the
passing of the casket. Then the flow
er-coveren coffin was brought from the
hoarse and as it passed within the
black-draped entrance the president
and his cabinet followed within the
Member* of Congrc** Knter.
At the rear of each of the four aisles
stood a soldier at attention, cap in
hand, musket held straight in front.
The members of the senate entered. At
the head walked Senator Allison of
Iowa. Then came Penrose and Cock
rell, Scott, Burrows of Michigan, Til
man and Mason of Illinois. Next the
members of the house filed in. They
numbered almost 150. Speaker Hen
derson at the head. Louder came the
mourn of the band, and outside the
troops had formed a phalanx of sabers
and bayonets. Then, under the black
shrouded door, came the casket.
Under Aroli of Sabers.
The black coffin had passed under an
arch of drawn sabers as it was carried
up the steps. Lieutenant General
Miles and the men of the army and
Renr Admiral Farquhar and the men
of the navy held their positions. Cov
ered with a great American flag, bear
ing only sprays of immortelles ami
roses tendered by the Legation of
honor, the casket was slowly brongh'
to the front, supported on the shoul
ders of the blue jackets and the sol
diers. At the foot of the mountain of
flowers marking the altar and the
choir loft lay the bier shrouded, too.
in the national colors and in black.
On this the casket was placed under
the quivering folds of the starry ban
ner, with the lights shedding their ef
fulgence from above, the fragrance of
the flowers hovering about and the
music of Beethoven's grand funeral
march pulsing from the organ, the
bodybearers gently lowered the flag
draped and flower-adorned coffin to its
Alt Kl.e as CoHI'i Phimoh.
Then the generals took their places
in the first seat to the right of the
central aisle. The rear admirals
crossed and took the first pew to the
left. Kvery one within the church had
risen as the casket was brought in.
They remained standing. A moment
later and President Roosevelt entered
through the same doorway of black.
His lips quivered slightly as he was
escorted to the pew directly behind
General Miles. Behind him came Sec
retaries Hitchcock and Wilson and
Postmaster General Smith, who filed
into the next pew, and with them
went Secretary Cortelyou. the man
wno had made every effort that a loyal
heart could prompt to save the life
which had gone out under the bul
Member* of Family Seated.
Then came the members of the fam
ily, all being seated to the left of the
central aisle. Abner McKinley, broth
er of the dead president, and his wife
walked slowly at the head of the
biack-clad line. He was seated in the
pew directly behind the men of the
navy and just across the aisle from
President Roosevelt. After Dr. and
Mrs. Boer came the venerable Joseph
Saxton, uncle of Mrs. McKinley. The
great organ had left the funeral march
and now the reeds pealed out the
strains of “Nearer, My God, to Thee."
i President of Senate and United States
Speaker of House of Representatives.
Governors of states with staffs.
Gen. Leonard Wood. Governor of Cuba.
Ohio state officials.
Circuit Court Judges, state of Ohio.
Gov. McKinley’s former staff officers.
Federal officers of Cleveland.
Federal officers of Chicago.
Federal officers of Canton.
Federal officers of Massillon.
Board of directors of Pan-American Ex
Board of Cook County officials, Chicago.
Third Division.
Maj. A. Vignos, commanding.
Gate City Guards of Atlanta, Ga.
Cleveland Grays.
Cleveland Scotts Guards. '
William McKinley Command Spanish
American War Veterans.
Sons of Veterans.
Union League Legion.
Ccoiton Encampment. No. 94.
Fourth Division.
A. B. Foster, Grand Commander of Ohio,
Knights Templar.
Grand Lodge of Ohio.
Eagle Lodge of Canton.
Canton Lodge of Canton and other Ma
sonic lodges.
The remaining three divisions were
made tip of representatives from clubs,
societies, civic bodies and the Eighty
second regiment of National Guards,
together with other military organiza
When the funeral at Canton began
all the tides of American life stood
still. The wheels of jjpdustry ceased to
revolve. The hammers of toil paused
in their beat. The ship stopped her
throb in its race against time. The
miner dropped his pick. The farmer
checked his team in mid-furrow. The
crowds in the city streets halted. All
activities save the ministrations to the
deadly sick and the dying were sus
pended. The sun in heaven for a space
looked down upon a motionless nation,
where nearly every head was bent.
Special services were held in the
churches of the national capital and
hundreds of other cities.
Memorial exercises for the dead
President were held at the Auditorium
in Lincoln, Neb., and were largely at
tended. W. J. Bryan was one of the
principal speakers. He said in part:
“As monuments reared by grateful
hands to the memory of heroes testify
to the virtues of the living as well as
to the services of the dead, so the
sorrow that has overwhelmed our na
tion, obliterating the distinctions of
party, race and religion, is as compli
mentary to the patriotism of our peo
ple as to our departed magistrate. It
would indeed be a disgrace to our na
tion if the murder of a President con
cerned only the members of the domi
nant party. While no recent campaigns
have aroused deeper feeling than those
through which Mr. McKinley passed,
yet in no contests did the minority
more cheerfully acquiesce in the will of
the majority as expressed at the polls.
He was the President of all the people,
and their dignity and sovereignty were
attacked when he was assaulted.”
Those who had accompanied the fu
neral train then were seated. Senator
and Mrs. Fairbanks came first, fol
lowed by Controller Charles Gates
Dawes. Senator Hanna followed. He
looked worn and leaned on his cane.
Mrs. Hanna accompanied him. Then
the black-gloved ushers seated the
oiber members of the party.
The formation of the funeral proces
sion was as follows:
First Division.
Gen. Ell Torrance, national commander
G. A. R., commanding, and staff.
Grand Army band.
E. F. Taggart, department commander
G. A. R.. of Ohio, and staff.
Canton Post. No. 25. Canton, O.
Buckley Post, No. 12, Akron, O.
Bell Harmon Post, No. 36, Warren, O.
C. G. Chamberlain Post, No. 86, East
Palestine. O.
Given Post, No. 133, Wooster, O.
Hart Post, No. 134, Massillon, O.
Other Grand Army posts.
Second Division,
Maj. Charles Dick, commanding.
Eighth Regiment Military Band.
Detachment Ohio National Guard.
Troop A of Ohio National Guard, guard
of honor.
Officiating clergymen.
Funeral car and bearers.
Honorary bearers.
Special guard of honor. Gen. Nelson A.
Miles, Admiral George Dewey. Gen.
John R. Brooke, Gen. Elwell S. Otis,
Gen. George L. Gillespie.
I.oya! Legion.
Family, President, and Cabinet.
Latest Quotations From South Omaha
mid Kansas City.
Cattle—Very few cattle arrived yester
day, but today receipts were quite lib
eral. Packers seemed to bo quite anxious
for supplies and as a result the market
was fairly active on good stuff and fully
steady prices were paid. There were not
very many corn-fed steers offered, but
the quality of some of them was excep
tionally good, as is shown by the fact
that as high as $(>.P) was paid. Packers
all seemed to want the betler grades and
consequently strong prices were paid. The
commoner grades were naturally not as
ready sellers, but still they brought fully
as good prices as Were paid on Wednes
day. The supply of cow stuff continued
liberal today, about forty-five cars being
offered. There was not much change In
the prices paid, the market being very
close to steady. Sump salesmen thought
ihoy hail to take a shade lower prices,
but still the better grades sold in about
Wednesday's notches. Bulls, calves and
stags also sold about steady, where the
quality was at all good.
Hog*—There were around 100 cars of
hogs in the yards this morning, and al
though the market was quite a little slow
about opening, still when trading did be
gin it was generally on a basis of a 2Vic
advance. Some hogs sold no more than
steady, while others were 5c higher, but
as a general thing the market was close
to 2H;C higher. The bulk of all the sales i
went from $8.75 to $ti.S0. At those prices
the market was fairly active and the
bulk was out of first hands In good sea
Sheep—Quotations: Choice yearlings, 1
$•1.30#:?.50; fair to good yearlings, $3.15#
3.30: choice wethers, $3.20#3.35; fair to
good wethers, $3.00#3.20; choice ewes, $2.75
#3.0l; fair to gcoi! ewes, $2.50#2.75; choice
spring lambs, $4.30#4.50; fair to good ,
spring lambs, $4.<X)#4.30; feeder wethers, j
$2.75#3.25; feeder lambs, $3.00#3.G0.
Cattle—Market generally steady; native
beef steers, $5.01:06.30; Texans and Indian
steers, $2.7003.75; Texas cows, »2.2O02.>:O;
native cows and belters. $2.5005.50; Stock
ers and feeders, $2.3504.23; bulls, $2.20®
4.23; calves, $3.5005.25.
r.'jgs—Market strong; bulk of sales,
$6.6006.90; heavy. $6.9007.00; packers, $6.70
06.90; mixed. $6.6006.85; light, $6.20®6.85;
Yorkers, $6.1506.70; pigs, $5.0006.10.
Sheep and Dambs—Market steady; mut
tons, $2.7503.55: lambs. $3,5004.50; range
wethers, $2.2503.55: ewes. $2.7303.10; Stock
ers, $2.0002.50; feeders. $3.0003.50.
Effort of Those Around Her Directed to
Distracting Attention from the Past.
CANTON, O., Sept. 21.—Mrs. Mc
Kinleys' condition was favorable yes
terday, more favorable than at any
time since the arrival of thp party
from Washington. Her condition dur
ing the last few days was as good a3
had been expected and she had con
siderable rest. After 11 o’clock last
night a small military guard main
tained quiet in front of the house that
no noise might disturb her. It is
hoped by the friends and attending
physicians that she will he able to
leave her room today and give atten
tion to some matters calculated to take
her mind from the depressing incidents
of the last week. To accomplish this
is now the chief aim of her attend
ants. She will lie taken for a drive as
soon as possible and everything pos
sible he done to interest her in the
affairs of the future to the exclusion
of affairs of the past.
The house has been emptied of all
its guests; the funeral party, except
Dr. Rixey. Mrs. M. C. Barber, sister
of Mr. McKinley, and several close
Canton relatives having departed dur
ing the night or early morning. A
guard of half a dozen soldiers still
surrounds the house, merely to keep
out the idly curious and to preserve
quiet. A few- callers left cards at the
house during the morning, including
Senator and Mrs. Fairbanks.
Tlie Iowa Senator Sure that Concreas
Will Tackle Anarchy.
CHICAGO, Sept. 21.—“Congress will
undoubtedly make a thorough investi
gation of anarchy in the United
States next winter and wil do its ut
most to pass laws for the prevention
of sueli crimes as that committed
against President McKinley," said Sen
ator Allison tonight.
“1 have no doubt there will be many
joint sessions of the judiciary commit
tees of the two houses during the
session and the best legal talent of the
land will be called upon to assist the
attorney general in pointing out con
stitutional methods for reaching the
seat of the trouble. The need is evi
dent. The pressure for legislation
will be great, possibly pushing con
gress to go to an unwarranted ex
treme. So;*e action will undoubtedly
be taken that is in consonance with
tile constitution and will not infringe
on proper freedom of speech.
A number of Boers in Johannesburg
have asked the American government
if they can acquire land in the United
States for settlement.
Caterer Delntonlro Deed.
NEW YOKK. Sept. 21.—Word was
received in this city of the death in
Colorado of Charles Crist Delmonico,
the famous caterer who for years has
been identified with the restaurant
now at Fiffn avenue and Forty-sixth
street bearing his name. Death was
due to pulmonary troubles. Mr. Del
monico. in company with his wife,
whom he married less than a year ago,
had been in Colorado for some
; time.
No Tobacco at Italian Court.
The King and Queen of Italy can
not endure the smell of tobacco, and
none of their ladie3 and gentlemen
in waiting are permitted to smoke
when doing their turns in service, and
no smoking is allowed in the royal
apartments. This aversion of the
royal couple for tobacco is the moro
surprising when one recalls the fact
that the young queen’s mother and
sisters all smoke cigarettes, that she
was brought up at the Russian court,
where smoking by ladies is the rule
rather than the exception, and when
one remembers how passionately fond
of his cigars was the late King Hum
The Booming West.
“I was in a little Wisconsin town
the other day,” said a Boston man re
cently, "and know of a gentleman
who came there with some stock of
an eastern concern to dispose of at
par. It was good property, to be sure,
but in that one small town he sold
$H,000 worth of the stock In less than
a half day. The West Is far more
prosperous this year than last, al
though last year was looked upon at
the time as a record breaker. The
railroads are carrying a vast amount
of produce to the Orient, and, mind
what I tell you, our exports by the
Pacific coast before many years will
equal and surpass our exports from
the Atlantic seaboard. Only two or
three years ago nobody ever dreamed
of a mighty export trade on that side.”
She Danced for Charity.
A French woman has invented a
new plan for securing contributions
to charity. She is a great favorite
in her own circle. Recently while
staying at a country place near Paris
she attended a charity fete. One of
her men friends sought her hand for
a dance and the lady said: "With
pleasure. Twenty francs, please.” "I
beg your pardon." said the puzzled
man. “I had the honor to ask you
for a waltz." "To be sure," said mad
emoiselle. “I thought It was a qua
drille. A waltz will be 40 francs.”
Then she explained that for that ev
ening she was dancing for the poor
and her partners must contribute. The
other belles took up the idea and the
result was a handsome increase in the
Washington, lnd., S«pt. 23d. There
is at present, living at 106 East 16th
street In this city, a most remarkable
man. He is Rev. C. H. Thompson, and
he came to Washington from Little
York, lnd., a short time ago.
Rev. Mr. Thompson spent many
years of his long and useful life as a
missionary among the Indians of the
West. The great exposure and the
drinking of so much bad water brought
on Diabetes, and at Wagoner, IndiaD
Territory, he was struck down while
Physicians, one of them a Chicago
specialist, pronounced his case hope
less Dodd’s Kidney Pills were recom
mended, and as a last resort he tried
them. He was completely cured, and
restored to good health and his case
and its cure has caused a seusatiou
among the physicians.
* HI* Silver Wedding at 80.
Most Reverend Frederick Temple,
archbishop of Canterbury, who is 80
years of age, has been celebrating his
silver wedding. He was not married
until he was 55 years of age, yet ha
is an excellent specimen of Queen
Victoria’s favorite type of a bishop
and happy family man.
Hall's Catarrh Cure
Is a constitutional cure. Price, 75a
Ants Damage Brick Paving.
A curious menace to brick street
paving has come to light tn Council
Bluffs, la. Numerous ants began
burrowing into the sand beneath the
bricks and removed so much of it
to other and unknown quarters that
the city engineer was called in to re
pair the damages. One street was
made unfit for travel for several
Incubator Triplets.
The triplets of Morris J. Cohen, who
were sent from New York to Buffalo
to be placed in the baby incubators
there, are expected home in a few
days. The little things not only lived
but have more than doubled in weight
and are as fine a collection of babies
as could be found anywhere. They
would undoubtedly have died had it
not been for the incubators. The
triplets are the first in this country
and the second in the world to go
through the incubator process.
Udin Can Wear Shoe*.
One size smaller after usingAlien's Foot
Ease, a powder. It makes tight or new
shoes easy. Cures swollen, hot, sweating,
aching feet, ingrowing nails, corns and
bunions. All druggists and shoo stores,
2.">e. Trial package FREE by mail. Ad
dress Allen S. Olmsted, Be Roy, N. Y.
Won His Wager.
A wager was made by a resident
of London that he could cook a plum
pudding ten feet beneath the surface
of the Thames. He won the bet by
placing the pudding in a tin ease and
putting the whole in a sack of lime.
The heat of the lime, slacking when
coming in contact with the water
was sufficient to cook the pudding ia
two hours.
Mrs. Winslows soothing Syrup.
'Por children teething, softens the gums, reduces Ire
tsmmwtou, allay, pain, euros wind colic. 25c abottio
‘ Heart shakes” are splits which
radiate from the center to the circum
ference of a tree.
We thank you for trying Wizard Oil
for rheumatism or neuralgia, then you
will thank us. Ask your druggist.
Lire on 290 a Year.
Life on $9 a year was the experience
of A. M. Torrence, chairman of the
Iaindon county council, when, at tha
age of 16, his career began in Glas
gow. Mr. Torrance made $90 meet all
his needs, and he bought a book or
two besides, which he almost learned
by heart. He admires punctuality,
loves a Scotch song above all things,
and tells a Scotch story with no end
of pawky” humor.