The San Francisco Call from San Francisco, California on September 19, 1901 · Page 1
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San Francisco, California
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Thursday, September 19, 1901
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f% ANTON, Ohio, Sept. 18. — Throughout the afternoon the human tide pressed steadily forward to +J the bier. Four abreast in double line, without a moment's halt the people hurried by the casket and then, with tear-stained faces, passed out of the darkened chamber into the bright sunlight. In the line were those representing all stations in life, all ages, all conditions. At one moment an pld man, bent and witJiered, who had known "Mother" McKinley, tottered up to gaze upon the silent features. He was followed by a man of middle age, who had gone to school with McKinley. Over on one side was the Knight Templar who had marched beside McKinley in parades. All who came had some recollection of personal relation with the man lying there cold in death. Fathers brought their children and held them over the bier for a fleeting glance at the upturned face. 'A sleeping baby zvas aroused by its* mother for a sight its little mind could not comprehend. Toilers came from the factories qnd dinner pails in hand, trooped by the bier of him whom they called their benefactor and their friend. A great flood of emotion was welling up in the Jiearts of these sojrowing people. y FLOOD OF EMO T1ON A T BIER. FORMER TOWNSMEN OF THE SLAIN PRESIDENT WEEP FOR THE MARTYR and House •' will ' not : arrive -. until to-morrow.' President Roosevelt, -his naval aid, Commander. Cowles; .Secretary Root, and Assistant: Secretary; Hill are at the resi- •A quartet from Pittsburg Commandery No. 1, Knights, Templar, will sing atlthc i vault, and there, will ; prayer service and scriptural reading. • , «iji Canton to-day the vfuneral .services., will -occur, at 1:30 p.m. at . ;the First Methodist Episcopal Church, of which McKinley/, was ; a member and -trustee. An imposing procession in which Grand Army posts,, the. .National Guard of Ohio/ details of regulars and fraternal, so:cial/;* and < civic organizations, Governors and many noted statesmen will take partr will .follow the; remains to the. cemetery. , PROGRAMME FOR CANTON CEREMONIES Continued on Page Two. Railroad ' facilities seem ' inadequate to bring tho people who are coming to-morrow. The number and bcautyjof the floral tributes which' are arriving .surpass belief.^Flowers are coming literally by tho tori. .The hothouses of the country seem to have been emptied to supply them/ Tho' facilities ot i the, 1 little city of Canton are entirely Inadequate to care for the thousand 1 who are here, '.milch less the other thousands who are on the way. Although the local committee is doing everythingln its power to provide' food and shelter, many of the officials from Washington are obliged to sleep in the i cars they came '\ in, and to T night hundreds are '; . walking the streets, seeking food ' and:, places*, to sleep; v"; . ; .••/ . ' .'.' ; ' : ;; . '?'• •"'", '¦'•' : '•¦ '"'" -; " ¦The population of Canton is about 31,000, but it. is expected that over. 100,000 people will be here to-morrow. :1 " : ""7 '.<;.",. "" , -.-¦ Fortunately the members of the Senate All Going to Funeral. details of regulars from all branches of the , lervlce, fraternal, nodal and civic organizations and representations of. commercial bodies from all over the country, the Governors of several States with their staffs, the Senate and House of the United States and the Cabinet and President of the United States, will follow the remains to West Lawn Cemetery, where they will be placed In a receiving vault, awaiting tho time when they will be laid In the grave beside the two children who 'were burled years ago. - . • • Tho funeral services will take place tomorrow at 1:30 p. m. at the First M. <E. Church, of which the martyred President was a member and a. trustee. They will bo brief, by tho cxpresced wish of the family. Rev. O. B. Mllllgan, pastor of tho First PrcBbyterlan Church, In which President and Mrs. McKlnley were married thirty years ago, will make the opening prayer. 'Dr. John Hall of, the Trinity Lutheran Church will make the flrst scriptural reading, and Dr. B. P. Herbuck of the Trinity • Reform Church the second. Dr. C. E. Manchester, pastor of the late President's church, will deliver the only address.. A quartet will sing - "Beautiful Isle oi Somewhere," and another quartet will render "Lead, Kindly Light.".. An imposing procession, consisting of many of the Grand Army of _ the Republic posts in the State, the NatlonalGuard of Ohio, Last Solemn Cites. but two of the lights of the chandelier above the head were extlngulihd in order that *tlio chango might appear less noticeable, but every . one who viewed the remains to-day . remarked the darkened features and the ghastly lips. When tho body was taken away thousands were still in line, and tho committee in chargo of arrangements was appealed to to allow a further opportunity to view tho remains to-morrow morning before they are taken to the church. But this had to be denied to them, and the casket may never be opened again. * pilgrimages in the days that are gone. The blinds were drawn, but there wai no outward token of the blow that .had robbed it of its most precious possession. The flowers bloomed on the lawn as they did two weeks ngo. There 'wag not even a bow of crane on the door when the stricken widow was carried by Abner Mc- Klnley and Dr.- Rlxey through It Into the darkened home, from which the light for her had flown forever. Only the hitching post at the curb in front of the residence had been swathed In black by the citizens in order that it might conform tjvtlie general scheme of mourning decorations that ha/1 been adopted. Had as was the procession which bore the bQdy to tho courthouse, where it lay in state this afternoon, it could not compare with the infinite sadnef*s of tha't endless double line of broken hearted people who streamed steadily through the dimly lighted corridors of the building from the time tho coffin was opened until it was taken home to the sorrowing widow at nightfall. They stepped softly lest their footfalls wake their friend from his last long sleep. Tears came unbidden to wet' the bier. Perhaps it was the great change that had come upon the countenance which moved them more than the eight of the familiar features. The sl?ns of discoloration which appeared upon the brow and cheeks yesterday at the state ceremonial in the rotunda of the Capitol at "Washington had deepened. The lips had become livid. All Canton, the Home of the Late President, Deeply Mourns for the Beloved Friend and Fellow- Citizen Who Departed for Buffalo Two Weeks Ago in the Best of Health and Spirits to ' Become the Victim of a Most Cowardly Assassin, A A>'TON', Ohio, Sept. 18.— Tenderly I I and reverently those who had known fa William McKlnley best to-day refj | celved his martyred body into their II arms. They had forgotten thu illus\Jf trlous carter of the statesman In the loss of a great personal friend •who had arrown dear to them with the passing of the years. They hardly noticed the President of the United States or his Cabinet or the generals and admirals In their resplendent uniforms. The flagdraped casket which contained the body of tbelr friend and fellow townsman held all their thoughts. He had left them two weeks ago this very day in the full tide of strength of a glorious manhood, and they had brought him back dead. Anguish TU in the heart of every man, woman and child. The entire population of the little city and thousands from all over Ohio, the foil strength of the National Guard of the State — eight .regiments, three batteries of artillery, one battalion of engineers, 5000 men In all— the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and a Justice of the Supreme Court, representing the three branches of the State government, were at the station to receive the remains. . Canton in Deep Mourning. The whole town was in deep black. The only house In all this eohow stricken city without a touch of mourning drapery •was the eld. McKlnley cottage on North Market street, to which so many dlstinst-ished men In the country have made OVERLOOK LIVING PRESIDENT IN RECEIVING IN SOLEMN SORROW THE BODY OF THE DEAD Continued on Pagre Two. : s " — - feet with difficulty restrained the solid wall of people. Canton had suddenly become a city of 100,000 and- a good portion of the people were in the streets. The station Itself was cleared, a company of soldiers of the Eighth Ohio from Worcester keeping the platform vacant. Opposite, over the. heads of acres of people, on the wall of a manufacturing establishment, was an enormous shield thirty feet high, with McKlnley's black-bordered picture In the center. The local committee. headed by ex-Secretary of State William CANTON, Ohio, Sept. 18.-The sight was profoundly. Impressive as the funeral train drew near to the little 'station at Canton at exactly noon to-day. All about the station and . banked ' deep in the ! surrounding streets were' the friends and neighbors of the martyred President, while drawn up back of the {station were long lines of militiamen at present. arms. Immediately In. the > rear j of [the, station at the mouth of Tenth street was Troop A of Cieveland. mounted, on, their black chargers, keeping: the entrance of the line of march clear:-. : ¦' :;" ; ¦ ' ; ' • •¦¦- -. • ¦¦- ¦ Ud the street soldiers at Interval* of tan Old and Young Join the Vast Throng That Passes Before Beloved Dead to View the Face for the Last Time. THOUSANDS VIEW BODY AT CANTON COURTHOUSE HOME OF. THE LIaTE PRESIDENT McKINLEY AT CANTON AND THE HOLT EDIFICE! WHERE IMPRE88IVE FUNERAL. SERVICES OVKll THE REMAINS OF THE'MARTYRED STATESMAN WILL. BE HHLD. VOLUME XC— NO. 111. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER \19, 1901. The San Francisco Call.

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