The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, September 20, 1901, Image 1
V. . , THE NC.LK WEEKLY NEWSJOUKNA > / . , , , . /0vc. NHIMASKA I'KIDAV Sl'MTKMIUW 20 IDDl. Body of Dead President Borne to the Tomb. PATHETIC PEATURE OF FUNERAL Gricl-ltowcrt Widow Unaltlo to ti1 in Obsequies , FINAL SERVICES OVER DODY. All That Is Mortal of William McKinley - ley Committed to the Grave In His Ohio Home Thousands Pay Touch- i Ing Tribute Imposing Funeral Pro cession. Canton , O. , Sept. 20. With majestic solemnity , surrounded by his country men nml his townspeople , In the pres ence of the president of tha United States , the cabinet , the justices of the United States Hiipronic court , senators and representatives in congress , the Heads of the military and naval estab lishments , the governors of states and n great concourse of people , who had known him , all that Is mortal of the third president to fall by an assas sin's bullet was committed to the grave yesterday. It was a spectacle of grandeur. Canton ceased to be a U'KI.NLUY IIUIUAL PLOT , CANTON. mtt town and swelled to the proportions rvi-A of a Great city. From every city and liamlct in Ohio , from the remote corners - ners of the south and the east and west , the human tide flowed into the town , until 100,000 people were within Its gates , h ° re to pay th 'r last trib ute to the fallen chief. The final scenes at the First Metho- fllst church , where the funeral serv ice , were held , and at the beautiful West. Lawn cemetery , where the body was consigned to a vault , were simple and impressive. The services at the church consisted of a brief oration , prayers and the singing by a quartet. The body 'was then taken to West Lawn cemetery and placed in a re ceiving vault , pending the time it will bo laid to rest beside the dead children . who were buried years ago. The fu neral procession was very Imposing and included not only the reprcsenta- lives of the army and the navy of the United States , but the entire military strength of the state of Ohio , and hun dreds of civic , fraternal and other organizations. It was two miles long. Ono of the most pathetic features of the day was the'absence of Mrs. Me- Kinley from the funeral services at the church and cemetery when the body of her husband was laid to rost. Since the first shock of the shooting , then of death , through the ordeal of state ceremonies , s'.ie had borne up bravely. But there was a limit' to human endurance , and when yesterday came it found her too weak to pass through the trials of 'the final cere monies. Through the open door of her room she heard the prayer of the minister as the body was homo out of the house. ' Dr. Rixoy remained close by her side and , although the full force of the calamity had come upuu her , it was believed by those about her that there'was a providential mercy in her tears , as they gave some relief to the anguish of the heart within. At1 .7 'o'clock last night President Roosevelt and his cabinet started back to Washington. Streets Jammed With People. For many hours before the time set for the commencement of the fu neral services at the McKinley home , the streets along the entire length of the line of march were crowded with spectators. From the gates of the cemetery to the doors of the church , there was on each side of the street an almost unbroken line of soldiers and at the intersecting streets detach ments of militia were placed , about 100 foot from the thoroughfare upon . which the cortege was to go , and no body was permitted to pass in cither direction. There Vas not a window that commanded a view of the line of march that was not filled with faces , the numerous stands were crowded to their utmost , and on the roofs were hundreds of people. From 0 o'clock in the morning until 5 in the afternoon , which tlmo the last of the parade had passed the church on its way to the cemetery , this condition prevailed. All day long the streets were kept clear by the military , and not a vc- liiclo of any description was permitted to enter upon them. Notwithstanding the dense crowds , there wore no accidents of any kind reported. No greater reverence has over been to any man , living or don. . iau | was exhibited toward the dead pro | . dent. As the funeral car punned through the streets men and women sobbed convulsively and at the cemetery - tery gates , whore the < rowil was densely packed and where the people had remained for hours , pressing against the iron foneo , two women fainted during the exorcises at the vault. It was n. wonderful tribute of stir- panslng love that \\UB yesterday shown In his natlvo place to the memory of William McKlnloy. and It will bo long before greater or inoro loverStt honor is paid to any man. For nearly an hour before the head of the tunoral procession arrived at the gate of the cemetery , the strains of the dlrgos played by the band came over the hilltops to the watchers by the vault , tolling thorn that the pro cession was on its way. Finally at 3:30 : o'clock the detachment of mount ed pollco , heading the procession , came around the corner and passed up to the cemetery gates , llohtnd thorn came the Grand Army band of Canton , the solemn notes of "Nearer , My God , to Thee , " wolllng out as it came up the driveway. Behind the band came the Grand Army posts , fully 500 of the veterans marching by. As they passed along the flower strewn path , many of them were weeping bitterly , and they stooped by dozens to gather the blossoms which lay at their foot and carried them away as mementoes. After the veterans came In well sot ranks the men of the Sixth Ohio infan try of the National Guard , the engi neer corps of the National Guard from Cleveland and the comrades of the late president in the ranks of the Twenty-third Ohio volunteers during the civil war. Then came a long line of carriages bearing the members of the family and the distinguished visitors. From the first carriage that stopped at the foot of the walk , loading up to the vault , President Roosevelt alighted , walked slowly toward the vault and took a position close to the door. As Secretary Hoot came up ho assumed sumod a similar position on the other side of the walk , and the other cabinet members arranged themselves by the sides of the president and secretary. The president and members of the cabinet were followed by officers of the army and navy , who stood on each side of the walk , the lines reaching just to the edge of the roadway. Within a minute after the formation of the lines the funeral car came up to the walk. The casket was lifted from the hearse and borne to the door of the vault , where It was rested on the catafalque. It was carried by the same men of the army and navy who have carried it ever since It left Buffalo. Colonel Blnglmm waved his hand to eight buglers of the Canton band , who had taken station upon the side of the mound. Instantly from the eight bugles rang out the notes of the sol dier's last call "taps. " It was beau tifully done and the last notes of the bugles died away so softly that all who heard It remained listening for a few seconds to hear if it was really ondod. When the last note had floated away Secretary Wilson was in tears , Secretary Hitchcock was also weeping and the president was gazing grimly at the walk. It was the last moment for the men who had been so closely associated with the president for so long and the thought sec-mod to most of them greater than they could bear. Soldiers Stand Guard. It was exactly four minutes past 4 o'clock when the funeral car bore the remains of the dead president through the gateway of his last resting place. Twenty minutes after that time the brief ceremony at the vault was over , the members of the family and distin guished men of the nation , who had come so far to do him honor , had passed through the gates on their homeward way. One hour and twenty minutes after the hearse had entered the cemetery the place was clear anil the dead president was resting alone under the watchful care of the men of the regular army. A * sentry's tread resounded from the cement walk be fore the vault , another kept vigil on the grassy slope above , , and at the head and foot of the casket stood armed men. His Last Resting Place. Nature has boon kind in selecting the last resting place for President McKinley. West Lawn cemetery is on a high knoll , overlooking the peace ful valley , with the little city of Can ton laid out below. Here the body of William McKinley Is laid to rest. The beauty of the grounds attracted the attention of the country's best land scape gardeners , who have journeyoi hero to study its attractions. Just In side the stately entrance stands the gray stone vault , whore for a time the casket will repose. Its dreary ex terior was relieved by great masses of flowers , banked all about until the gray walls were shut out from view But In duo tlmo it will he taken from the vault and committed to the little plot of ground lying further on. Thi Is the McKinley lot and hero Ho hi father , whose name ho bore , the mother he guarded so tenderly In life his brother James , his sister Anna and his two children. And when tha tlmo comes a stately shaft of granite will arise above the grave tolling o the civic virtues , the pure life and th martyred death of William McKlnloj Kruger Turns to Roosevelt. London , Sept. 2u. Mr. Kruger , ac cording to a dispatch to the Dall Mall from llriusels , IB preparing memorial to President Hoosevelt. so llciting the Intervention of the Unite States lu South Africa. Torpedo Doat Destroyer Cobra Goes to Bottom. ALL BUT 12 LOSE THEIR LIVES. Fastest Vccoel Afloat Strikes a Rock Soon After Leaving Dulltlcrn' Yards and Goes Down Worst Disaster Since Victoria Catastrophe. London , Sopt. 20. The torpedo boat lostroyor Cobra , the fastest vessel In ho world , IUIH foundered in the North boa , the result of an explosion after striking a rook. The tdilp WUB ? n route rom the yard of Its bulMcrH. the Arm strongs of Newcastle , to PoitHUiouth , ind carried a crow of tiO. All were est with the exception of 12 men , vho were landed at Mlddlosboro. Klvo boats were lauiichod after the Cobra struck , but KOIIIO of tho.ii were Hwampod In the heavy uoa which was milling at the tlmo. The first Intimation of the disaster vas the arrival of a fishing boat at Yarmouth with six hodlott which It had dcked up In the vicinity of the spot vhore the Cobra was last BOOH. Ac- ordlng to the llshormon the Cobra was sighted by the lightship off lowsliig Sands yesterday morning en veloped in stoum and It shortly after ward disappeared. The mon on the Ightship supposed the Cobra hail nailed away , until evening , when they ) hsorvod bodies floating In the water and signalled to the fishing boat to In vestigate the disaster. Torpedo boats have gone to the scone of the disaster , which Is" the iiost serious the British navy has sr.f- 'orod since the sinking of the Vic toria. Lieutenant Bosworth Smith , the Cobra's commander , stood upon : ho bridge with his arms folded , an mpassivo ns iKon parade , and wont down with the vessel. About one year ago the Cobra boat the record of the Viper and won the : ! tle of the fastest vessel In the world. The record of the Viper , which was afterward wrecked , was 43 miles an liour , while the Cobra , In an unolllclal trial over the same course as that sailed by the Viper , at the mouth of the Tyno. made 37.7 knots , or 45.3 miles. The Cobra was an exact dupli cate of the Viper. LOST IN LAKE SUPERIOR. Propeller Hudson Goes to Bottom With Crew of 24 Men. Buffalo , Sopt. 20. So fur as haa boon learned hero the propeller Hud son , of the Western Transportation line , reported lost in Lake Superior , was manned by a crew of 24 men , as follows : Captain. A. .1. McDonald ; en gineer , Moses Troutoii ; first mate , Charles Brooks ; second mate , Thomas Heppenlmgon ; George Voglit , Donald Glass , Peter Running. Fred Anderson , Hd Miller , John Peters , Nols Peterson , Henry Myors , two cooks , one porter and six deckhands. Shoots Wife , Fnther-in-Lnw and Self. Carlinvlllo , Ills. . Sept. 20. Daniel J. Brown shot his wife , his father-in-law , James Fitzgerald of Jorsoyvllle , Ills. , and then himself at his tornier home In this city yesterday. Brown was quarreling with his wife over the own ership of certain property when Fitz gerald interfered. Brown theieupon shot his wife , the bullet striking a corset stay. She was not hurt. lie then fired at his father-in-law , and turned the pistol on himself , the ball entering above the heart. Broun and Fitzgerald are still alive and the wife is doing all she can to relieve the suf ferings of her wounded husband and father , but neither of the mon will live. Forest Fire Still Burning. Denver. Sept. 20. A special from Eldora says the forest fire which threatened the town has subsided to a great extent and it is believed that unless a high wind comes up again the town Is safe. Dr. McMurtie , who was found on Giiinn mountain , died while being brought to Kldora. He was 03 years old and was a rosdont of Emer son , In. The fire Is still boning in the fallen timber over an area of 40 square miles. French Liner Breaks Record. Now YorkSopt. . 20. The new French line steamship La Savolo which left this port , clearing the Sandy Hook lightship at about 11:58 : n. m. on Sopt. 12. was reported by ca bio as having arrived at Havre at C a. m. yesterday. Her record for the passage therefore Is about C days , 13 hours and 2 minutes. This is the quickest time from Now York to Havre ever made by any steamer. Goree Still Alive. Guthrlo , O. T. , Sopt. 20. n. D Goree , the man supposed to have been killed by Colonel H. B. Howie and son at McKnlght last Sunday is still alive Goreo's father took him to Fort Wortl yesterday for the purpose of having the ball removed from his head. The body had boon prepared for the under taker , but Goreo began to show sign of life and rapidly recovered. Powder Factory Explodes. Tours. Franco , Sopt. 20. An oxplo slon , caused by a fire , in a powder lac lory at Uipault. has reunited lu th death of 11 persons and the Injury o 17 others , a majority of , whom will di from the Injuries. CZO'.GOSZ ONLY ADMITS IT. Sayn He Killed Prcnldcnt Decauso It Was Hie Duty. Buffalo , Sept. an. TinCtmrli r prints the following : " \Yliui'H ilu > into of tulUIng about that. I l.llli-d tlm prctddout. I am an uiiarihltl IIIH ! dimply did my duty. That'H all I II pay. " Loon K. Czolgoav : , the anntv > in .if President MoKlnloy , said tlmmM > I yesterday to Frank ( ) lo/.aim\\HM. > i I tor of a Polish newspaper , but \\nul.l Kiiy iiothliu ; further about the ( ilin > , while willing to talk lie. l\ ai iut thor subjects. Olo/.niicnM'U paid lux ocond vlsll to the aRHiiHsIn i < II Hi' vufl sent by the dlHtrlrl utloiiuj In lurstianro of valu olToils t < > mi tl o II'I&OIUT'S HlllbbOI'll tOll lie " ( V.olgtniz talked on o\riv nlhi r nub eel 1 HUKKOHtod , " said lie "III * mil 'orsnllon would have In en < otertaln ug coming from a man other than the iresldeul'H nsHIlHSlll. He UllKod oil the 'ollxh alliance ami a varleU ol ntlii r uhjects , but when I upoKo of bin rime ho merely mild : 'Wlial'n Hu u eel ol tulldiiK about that. I Ml id the > roHldoiit. I am an unar < hi l I simply did my duty. Thiil't ) all 1 11 my. ' "t'/olnoRz spoke onriii'htly and do ormlnoilly. I tried him novoral wa\s ml hoould not add aord ( o bin loclanitlon. I don't belle\e any 0110 ia any more from him nbniit tlio rime. CzolgoHZ IH Intelligent and I lon't believe ho will toll moro " The closest watch IB being kept on ' /olKOHK and Iho HhorllY'H ollleei'H almi seem bent on aiding the prosecution iy getting admissions from ( lie prlH oner , but HO far they have been UIIHIIC ccHsful. The prisoner tnllm on ordl nary subjects occasionally , but will lot talk at nil on subjects leading up o the aHwiHlnatlon of the president. When questioned lu that relation , ( ' /ol- gobicstimos his Ktubliorn nllcnce. WASHINGTON STANDS STILL. All Business Suspended for Five Min utes as McKinley Cortege Moves. Washington , Kept. 20. Twenty venrs alter the death of Garflold the union's ( iipltul was again In mourn- ng , the wheels of government were uckod and the Voiron ol the people were upltlteil In piayer for the noul of Wllllii'ii Mi Klnloy , while his mortal remains were committed to the tomb n bin Ohio home. Private and public business was absolutely suspended ind every I'aeo showed signs of sad ness. The city gave ovldeiico In the moat Impressive manner that its heart was with Canton In the solemn hours of President McKlnloy's funeral. At exactly 2:30 : o'clock. 1:30 : In Canton , Iho city coa'Kod from labor , practically 'rom locomotion , for flvo minutes. There was no official proclamation roquliiug such observance of the ru m-nil hour , nor had there boon any general agreement for such obsorv- line. But when the hour came , as If jy common liibtinet. men , women and children , \\blto and bhick , came to a sudden halt in whatsoever they were engaged nnd sat or stood as still as statues wheresoever they chanced ' | i jo. Men on foot a'ld ' on bicycles , the Irlvcis of carriages or wagons , stood n mute supplication for the dead. Memorial Pageant at Leavenworth. Leavonworth , Kan. , Sept. 20. Me morial exorcises wore held yesterday , the funeral procession being the larg est known in the history of the city. It was nearly two and a half miles long , requiring one hour and twenty minutes to pass a given point. TELEGRAMS TERSELY TOLD. A Chicago syndicate is to build a million dollar beet sugar plant in Wy oming. The British cruiser Indefatigable went ashore in the St. Lawrence river near Quebec. Colombian rebels and Venezuelans occupied La llac-ha after the govern ment troops withdrew. Leonora Loring , winner of the $21- 000 Great Filly stakes at Sheepshead Bay , was disqualified because of iric-g- ular entry. Kov. S. S. Dlnkins , D. D. , president of Sflma university , died Thursday. He was one of the foremost educators of the negro race , Mk-haol J. Synon of Chicago , who was once convicted and sentenced to hang for wife murder , was acquitted on his second trial. Senator Frye announced that ho would not accept the chairmanship of the senate foreign affairs committee. Senator Lodge may bo chosen. The six-story department store of Rothschild & Co. at Chicago was par tially wrecked Thursday by the falling of Inside partition walls. The damage to the building and stock will aggre gate $225,000. Omor Pelee. aged 10 , was fatally shot at Winchester , Ind. , Thursday while posing as President McKinley at Buffalo for Emll Miller , a boy of the same ago , who was acting the part of the anarchist. A carriage containing James Ever ett and wife and Miss Oddle Cutter was strucu by a train at a grade crossIng - Ing at Hamilton , O. , Thursday. Ever ett and Mitts Cutter were killed and Mrs. Eeverett had her right log broken. As a result of a general fight at Davis. I. T. . Mlas Maggie Fulohor Is dead , her husband and Lucin Calbort are seriously injured and Mrs. John Jones Is fatally shot , all the work of the Jones woman's husband , John Jones , ulio was angry because she loft him and went to the Fulcher homo. Ju * " - . AluffllKMJVU , , \ \ II III I ll | ) | / I'H.M Norfolk \ I.IAsnl.U Ill.Ut N I'rnnliUat . I \ \ /I ' ] / I . . National BanS < . OLDEST ESTABLISHED BANKING BUSINESS IN NORTHEAST KCBRAStA Capital $100,000.00 , , . dm Surplus , $20,000.00 merit that Ooes a General Banking P and Selln L Exchange. Interest Pale ) on Time Dopi ) ' " ' * \ Draftnaml Money ' Hii.ir * S"1 1 . . . . jUroje A General Steamship and Foreign I'assauu Muilneas Trail PIKB3OTORB. 1. IIKAIl. F. P. HANljON. F. J. IIAL.K , W. II. liUilP/jZ. ( ! WM. ZUTJ N.A. UAINIIOIVT. B.H. COTTON PL10 MflNUPAGYURINB GO. rs of Harvesting The Piano Husker and Shredder , The Jones Hay Rake , s > The Jones Lever B nder , The Junes Mower , The Jones Steel Header , The Jones Reapar , THE PLANO SICKLE GRINDER , THE PLANO HUSKER UNO SHREDDER. i This machine has unhmitnl cnpa < jty , wpiglni ) ) , ' ( iiOO : pounds , ; will handle all tl o corn that can bo delivered to it. It shrul * the fodder perfectly , leaving the oar uninjured. It bus ; > .Y.i knives on the throdder-homl which pas the shredding space 2,000 times oacu minute. 1)his mnnliiiiu will boon exhibition at the Piano headquarters west of the C'n-ightou depot lu Norfolk , Nebr. , on and after Sep tember ; Jth. ( ) W. H. BLAKESVIAN General . . , Agent , Piano Manufacturing Company. KING EDWARD VII CIGAR FOR S.VLE ONLY IIY t 1C I ESAU DRlYi CO. , 5 GEO. B. C11K1STOP1I , ASA 1C. LEON All D. i ' : TOLLEHTON & STETSON CO. , Sioux City , In. Sole Distributors. " - ! H"M- W"K-K-K W FOR GOOD LOANS AND EASY PAYMENT ? < SEE " v- The Norfolk Buildine and Loan Ass'n ' C. B. DURLAND , Secretary.