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f.v VORKOLK , NKHRASKA , FRIDAY , SI-MTKMHKU L'O , I1MH ,
Body of Dead President Borne
to the Tomb.
PATHETIC FEATURE OF FUNERAL
Grief-Mowed Widow Unalilo to Par-
UniKito in Obsequies ,
FINAL SERVICES OVER DODY.
All That Is Mortal of William McKin-
Icy Committed to the Grave In His
Ohio Home Thousands Pay TouchIng -
, Ing Tribute Imposing Funeral Pro
Canton , O. , Sept. 20. With majestic
solemnity , surrounded by his countrymen -
men and his townspeople , lu the pres
ence of the president of tha United
States , the cabinet , the justices of the
United States supreme court , senators
and representatives In congress , the
licads of the military and naval estab
lishments , the governors of states
nnd a great concourse of people , who
had known him , all that Is mortal of
the third president to fall by tin assas
sin's bullet was committed to the
grave yesterday. It was a spectacle
of grandeur. Canton ceased to he a
Cr , It'UINLUY 11CIUAL PLOT , CANTON.
town and swelled to the proportions
of a great city. From every city and
liamlct In Ohio , from the remote cor
ners of the south and the east and
west , the human tide flowed Into the
town , until 100,000 people wore within
its gates , h ° ro to pay tli 'r last trib
ute to the fallen chief.
The final scenes at the First Metho
dist 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
nnd Impressive. The services at the
church consisted of a brief oration ,
prayers and the singing by a quartet.
Hi The body 'was then taken to West
Lawn cemetery nnd placed In a re
ceiving vault , pending the time It will
ho laid to rest beside the dead children
. who were burled years ago. The fu
neral procession was very Imposing
and Included not only the representa
tives of the army nnd 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-
KInlcy from the funeral services at
the church and cemetery when the
body of her husband was laid to rest.
Since the first shock of the shooting ,
then of death , through the ordeal of
state ceremonies , s'.ie had borne up
bravely. Hut 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 borne out of
the house. ' Dr. Rixey remained close
by her side and , although the full force
of the calamity had come upon her , It
was believed by , hose about her that
there'was a providential mercy In her
tears , as they gave some relief to the
anguish of the heart within.
At' .7 'o'clock last night President
Tloosovolt and his cabinet started back
Streets Jammed With People.
For many hours before the time
Bet 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 stroetH detach
ments of militia wore placed , about
1QO feet from the thoroughfare upon
which the cortege was to go , and no
body was permitted to pass In either
direction. There Vas not a window
that commanded a view of the line ot
march that was not filled with faces ,
the numerous stands were crowded to
their utmost , nnd on the roofs were
hundreds of people. From 0 o'clock
in the morning until 5 in the afternoon ,
which time 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 , nnd not a vo-
lilclo of any description was permitted
to enter upon them.
Notwithstanding tlm dense crowds ,
there were no accidents or any kind
No greater reverence has over been
BlioVMi to an ) iniin , living or dca > . um
\\IIH exhibited toward the dead prcnl-
dent. As the funeral car punned
through the streets men and women
Bobbed convulsively and at the ceme
tery gates , where the < nnvd was
densely packed and where the people
hail remained for hours , pressing
against the Iron fotico , two women
fainted during the exorcises at the
It was wonderful tribute of sur-
parking love that was yesterday shown
In his native place to the memory of
William McKlnley , and It will be long
belore greater or moro levcr&t honor
Is paid to any man.
For nearly an hour before the head
of the tuncrnl procession arrived at
the gate of the cemetery , the strains
of the dirges played by the band came
over the hilltops to the watchers by
the vault , telling them that the pro
cession was on Its way. Finally at
u'M : o'clock the detachment of mount
ed police , heading the procession ,
came around the corner and passed
up to the cemetery gates. lU'hlnd them
came the Grand Army band of Canton ,
the solemn notes of "Nearer , My God ,
to Thee , " welling out as It came up
the driveway. Uehlnd the bam' ' came
the Grand Army posts , fully COO of the
veterans marching by. As they
passed along the llower strewn path ,
many of them were weeping bitterly ,
and they stooped by dozens to gather
the blossoms which lay at their feet
and carried them away as mementoes.
After the veterans came In well set
ranks the men of the Sixth Ohio Infan
try of the National Guard , the engi
neer corps of the National Guard from
Cleveland nnd the comrades of the
late president In the ranks of the
Twenty-third Ohio volunteers during
the civil war.
Then came n long line of carriages
bearing the members of the family nnd
the distinguished visitors. From the
first carriage that stopped at the foot
of the walk , leading up to the vault.
President Hoosevelt alighted , walked
slowly toward the vault and took a
position close to the door.
As Secretary Hoot came up ho as
sumed 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 nnd members of the
cabinet wore followed by officers of
the army and navy , who stood on each
sldo of the walk , the lines reaching
just to the edge of * - . e 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 over since it left Buffalo.
Colonel Dlngham waved his hand to
eight buglers of the Canton band , who
had taken station upon the sldo 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 th.it all
who heard It remained listening for
a few seconds to hear If It was really
ended. 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 clofacly
associated with the president for so
long nnd the thought seemed 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. Ono hour and twenty
minutes after the hearse had entered
the cemetery the place was clear and
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 gppsy slope above , , and at the
head and foot of the casket stood
His Lact Resting Place.
Nature has been kind In selecting
the last resting place for President
McKlnley. West Lawn cei.ietery 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 McKlnley Is laid to rest. The
beauty of the grounds attracted the
attention of the country's best land
scape gardeners , who have journeyed
hero to study Its attractions. Just In
side the stately entrance stands the
gray stone vault , where 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 due tlmo it will bo taken from
the vault and committed to the little
plot of ground lying further on. This
is the McKInley lot and hero Ho his
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 that
tlmo comes a stately shaft of granlto
will arise above the grave telling of
the civic virtues , the pure life and the
martyred death of William McKInloy.
Kruger Turns to Roosevelt.
London , Sept. 2 < i. Mr. Kruger , ac
cording to a dispatch to the Dally
Mall from llruEst-U , is preparing a
memorial to President Roosevelt , so
liciting the Intervention of the United
States lu South Atrlca.
Torpedo Bo.it Destroyer Cobra
Goes to Bottom.
ALL BUT 12 LOSE THEIR LIVES.
Fastest Vessel Afloat Strikes a Rock
Soon After Leaving Guilders' Yards
and Goes Down Worst Disaster
Since Victoria Catastrophe.
London , Sept. 'JO. The torpedo boat
destroyer Cobra , ( he fastest VCSBO ! In
the world , has foundered In the North
son. the result of an explosion after
striking n rock. The nhlp was en route
from the yard of Its builders , the Arm
strongs of Newcastle , to Portsmouth ,
and carried a crow of ( iO. All were
lost with the exception of 1- men ,
who were landed at Mlddlesboro.
Five boats were launched after the
Cobra struck , but some of tho.n were
HWiimped In the heavy sea which was
running at the tlmo.
The llrst Intimation of the disaster
was the arrival of a fishing boat at
Yarmouth with six bodies which It had
picked up In the vicinity of the apot
where the Cobra was last seen. Ac
cording to the fishermen the Cobra
was sighted by the lightship off
Dowsing Sands yesterday morning en
veloped in steam and It shortly after
ward disappeared. The men on the
lightship supposed the Cobra had
sailed away , until evening , when they
observed bodies floating In the water
and signalled to the llshlng boat to In
vestigate the disaster.
Torpedo boats have gone to Iho
scene of the disaster , which Is' the
most serious ( lie British navy has suf
fered since the sinking of the Vic
toria. Lieutenant Bosworth Smith ,
the Cobra's commander , stood upon
the bridge with his arms folded , an
Impassive as ItVon parade , and wont
down with the vessel.
About one year ago the Cobra heat
the record of the Viper and won the
title of the fastest vessel In the world.
The record of the Viper , which was
afterward wrecked , was 43 miles an
hour , while the Cobra , in an unofllclal
trial over the same course as that
sailed by the Viper , at the mouth of
the Tyne. made 37.7 knots , or 4C.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 , Sept. 20. So far as has
been learned hero the propeller Hud
son , of the Western Transportation
line , reported lost In Lake Superior ,
was manned by a crow of 21 men , as
follows : Captain , A. .1. McDonald ; en
gineer , Moses Trouton ; llrst mate ,
Charles Brooks ; second mate , Thomas
Heppenhagen ; George Voght , Donald
Glass , Peter Hunning. Fied Anderson ,
Kd Miller , John Peters. Nels Peterson ,
Henry Myers , two cooks , one porter
and six deckhands.
Shoots Wife , Father-in-Law and Self.
Carlinville , Ills. . Sept. 20. Daniel J.
Brown shot his wife , his father-in-law ,
James Fitzgerald of Jerseyvllle , Ills. ,
and then himself at his lormer home
in this city yesterday. Brown was
quarreling with his wife over the own
ership of certain property when Fitz
gerald interfered. Brown thereupon
shot his wife , the bullet sti Iking a
corset stay. She was not hurt. Ho
then fired nt his father-in-law , and
turned the pistol on himself , the ball
entering above the heart. Brown and
Fitzgerald are still alive and the wife
is doing all she can to relieve the suf
ferings of her wounded husband and
lather , but neither of the men will
Forest Fire Still Burning.
Denver. Sept. 20. A special from
Kldorn says the forest lire 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. McMurtle , who was
found on Guinn mountain , died while
being brought to Eldora. He was Co
years old and was a resdent of I2mer-
son , la. The fire Is still bi\nlng in
the fallen timber over an area of 40
French Liner Breaks Record.
Now York , Sept. 20. The now
French line steamship La Savoio ,
which left this port , clearing the
Sandy Hook lightship at about 11:58 :
n. in. on Sept. 12. was reported by ca
ble as having arrived at Havre at C
a. m. yesterday. Her record for the
passage therefore Is about 0 days , 13
hours and 2 minutes. This Is the
quickest tlmo from Now York to
Havre ever made by any steamer.
Goree Still Alive.
Guthrle , O. T. , Sept. 20. n. D.
Goroo , the man supposed to have boon
killed by Colonel H. B. Howie and son
at McKnlght last Sunday is still alive.
Goroe's father took him to Fort Worth
yesterday for the purpose of having
the hall removed from his head. The
body had been prepared for the under
taker , but Gorce began to show signs
of life and rapidly recovered.
Powder Factory Explodes.
Tours , France , Sept. 2 < > . An explo
sion , caused by a fire. In a powder lac-
lory at Uipault , linn resulted in the
death of 11 persona nnd the Injury of
17 others , n majority of/whom will die
from the Injuries.
CZO'.GOSZ ONLY ADMITS IT.
Says He Killed President Dccnuso It
Was Hlo Duty.
Buffalo , Sept. 20. The t'mirh r
prints the following : "What H I he ui.n
of talking about that. I Kill..I . tin-
president. I nm an unniihM nnd
tdmply did my duty. That'll nil I II
Leon I ? . Cv.olgosv. , the HUMP.In nf
President McKlnley , said thiwv > |
yi'Hlcrduy to Frank OI < i/niu > \ \ M. i'i '
I tor of a Polish newspaper , but \\mil.I
tiny nothing further about tin i rlu > .
while willing to talk ln l\ iil < < mt
Other subjects. O1ii7.ano\\ paid ! < >
Hccend vlnlt to the IIRHIIHSIII > . nil lie
was Kent by the district niiium } in
pursuance of vain effoits ID ni w thn
prisoner's stubborn tongue
"C/olgOHZ talked on cveiv nthi r Hiib
Jecl I wiggoBtod. " said In- ' lli mil
versullon would have hi en i nti rialn
Ing coming from a man nilii r than the
president'H iiHHiitmln. | | c tulKtd mi the
Polish alliance and a variety ol ntlu r
subjects , but when I t.n > Ke nf bin
crime ho merely said : 'Whnt'H tin u c
ol talking about ( hat. I Kltd the
preHhlent. I am an mmnhi-t I
Hlinply did my duty. That n all 111
" ( V.olRosspoke enrni'-llv ami ile
loriulnedly. I tried him sexcrulaM
but be would not add a u nl to bin
declaration. I don't helle > e any one
has any more trom him admit ( lie
crime. CV.olgosx IB Intelligent and I
don't believe be Will tell mure "
The closest watch IB bring ln-pt on
OznlnoRz anil the shcrlff'H nillcerH a IHO
seem bent on aiding the prosecution
by getting admissions from the prlH
oner , but so far they have been unsiir
oessful. The prisoner talks on ordl
nary subjects occasionally , but will
not talk at nil on subjects leading up
to the nssuslnatlnn of the president
When questioned In that relation. Czol-
gob/ resumes his stubborn silence.
WASHINGTON STANDS STILL.
All Business Suspended for Five Min
utes .is McKlnley Cortccjc Moves.
Washington , Sept. uii. - Twenty
years utter the death of Garlleld the
nation's capital was again In mourn
ing , the wheels of government were
locked and the voices ol the people
weie uplifted In player lor the HOII ! of
Wlllia'ii Mi Kinley , while his mortal
remains were commit ted to the tomb
In his Ohio home. Private and public
buHlness was absolutely suspended
and every face allowed signs of Bad-
ness. The city gave evidence In the
most impressive manner that Its heart
was Mltli Canton In the solemn hours
of President McKlnley's funeral. At
exactly 2:3 : ( , o'clock , 1:30 : In Canton ,
the city ceased from labor , practically
from locomotion , for Jive minutes.
There was no olllclal proclamation
requiting such observance of the fu
neral hour , nor hud there been any
general agreement for such observ
ance. But when the hour came , as If
by common Instinct , men , women and
children , white and black , came to a
sudden hall in whatsoever they wore
engaged nnd sal or stood as still as
statues wheresoever they chanced ' ! >
be. .Men on foot and on bicycles , the
drivers of inrringi-B or wagons , stood
In mute supplication for the dead.
Memorial Pageant at Leavenworth.
Loavenwortli , Kan. . Sept. 20. Me
morial exercises were hold yesterday ,
the lunernl procession being the larg
est known in the history of the city.
It was nearly two and u 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
The British cruiser Indefatigable
went ashore in the St. Lawrence river
Colombian rebels nnd Venezuelans
occupied La llacha after the govern
ment troops withdrew.
Leonora I.orlng , winner of the $21.-
000 Great Filly stakes at Sheepshead
Bay , w s disqualified because of Irreg
Hev. S. S. Dlnklns. D. D. , president
of Selmn university , died Thursday ,
lie was one of the foremost educators
of the negro race.
Michael J. Synon of Chicago , who
was once eomlcted 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 damngo
to the building anfj stock will aggre
gate ? 225.0UO.
Omor Poleo , aged 10 , was fatally
shot at Winchester. I ml. , Thursday
while posing as President McKlnley
al Buffalo for Unill Miller , a boy of the
same ago , who was acting the part of
A carriage containing James IJver-
ett and wife and Miss Oddle Cutter
was struck by a train at n grade crossIng -
Ing at Hamilton. O. , Thursday. Ever
ett and Miss Cutter were Killed nnd
Mrs. Ueverett had her right leg
As a result of a general fight at
Davis , I. T. , Miss Maggie Fnlcher Is
dead , her husband and Lucln Cnlbert
are seriously injured and Mrs. John
Jones IB fatally shot , all the work of
the Jones woman's husband. John
Jones , who was angry because she left
him and went to the Fuldmr homo.
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