The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, September 20, 1901, Image 1

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Body of Dead President Borne
to the Tomb.
Gricl-ltowcrt Widow Unaltlo to
ti1 in Obsequies ,
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A Chicago syndicate is to build a
million dollar beet sugar plant in Wy
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
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.
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Norfolk \ I.IAsnl.U Ill.Ut N I'rnnliUat
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National BanS < .
Capital $100,000.00
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Surplus , $20,000.00 merit that
Ooes a General Banking P
and Selln L Exchange.
Interest Pale ) on Time Dopi ) ' " ' * \
Draftnaml Money ' * S"1 1 . . . . jUroje
A General Steamship and Foreign I'assauu Muilneas Trail
1. IIKAIl. F. P. HANljON. F. J. IIAL.K , W. II. liUilP/jZ. ( ! WM. ZUTJ
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 ,
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. ( )
. . , Agent ,
Piano Manufacturing Company.
t 1C I ESAU DRlYi CO. , 5
' : TOLLEHTON & STETSON CO. , Sioux City , In.
Sole Distributors. "
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The Norfolk Buildine and Loan Ass'n '
C. B. DURLAND , Secretary.