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, THE lST.-TAPS.- .V, f . Just as the , b larers lowered It to the catalfalquo Abne 1 McKiniey and Mrs. Barber alighted fron their carriage and stood at the foot of tie line of officers. They remained here f o a few seconds, and then passed up to the foot of the casket where they remained di ring the brief services. Thre was a moi tient's pause as CoL Bingham looked to s& i that all was tn readiness. He then looked toward Bishop Joyce of Minneapolis, wh . read the burial service of the Methodist Church slowly, but in a voice that could be heard distinctly by all who were groupe 1 around the vault As his words ended ther a was a brief pause, tor It bad been under itood that a quartet of the Knights Tern ilars was to be present to render a hymn. ' h rough a misunderstanding, however. It lad not arrived, and after satisfying himse f of this fact Col. Bingham waved his h ind to eight buglers of the Canton band, wl o had taken station upon the side ot the mound above, and to the south of the vau t Instantly from the eight bugles rang out the notes of the soldier's last call " taps." It was beautif ull r done, and the last notes of the buglers led. away so softly that all who heard It remained Ustenlng for a few seconds to h ar if it was really ended. When the las) note had floated away Secretary Wllsoi was In tears. Secretary Hitchcock was al so weeping, and the President was gasing rimly at the walk. It was the last moment Tor the men who had been so closely associated with the dead President for so long and the thought seemed sadder than mos t of. them could bear. It was all ended at last and Capt Blddle of Company C of the Fourteenth Infantry, who will comma id the guard which Is to be placed aroun tbe vault, stepped un to a, line of five sol. Hers, which he had posted Just north of the doorway. . and who throughout the ceremony had stood ' at present arms as rigid as though molded pr iron. One of tbera passed quickly into the vault takln j station at the head of the casket; anot ier placed himself at the foot and three men stood in the doorway, two on the lower step, and the third op the floor of the vault directly behind them. There tl ey remained until after the passage of tl e funeral procession

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 20 Sep 1901, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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