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SEP !16 190Y Xo Opciti Received SEP! 16 1901 COPYRI0MT EMTBt - iVolU . 14 01 THE BROO ioLassjJ xxo. n copy a, LAST EDITION. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1901. - VOL... 61. NO. 255. - 20 PAGES. COPYRIGHT. 1301. BT 1BE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. THREE CENTS. DAILY EAGLE STATE FUNERAL T McKinley's the Body Will Start for Capital on Monday, BURIAL AT CANTON THURSDAY Autopsy on the Remains to Decide Upon the Exact Cause of Death. STATE OFC0MA LASTED 6 HOURS Flans in Buffalo for Large Escort When Body Is Removed to Train. (Special to the Eagle.) Milburn House, Buffalo, N. Y., September 14 At 11:05 o'clock this morning the members of the Cabinet met in informal session in the Milburn house. At the same time the surgeons were making a postmortem examination of the dead President's remains. The Cabinet met to discuss the funeral arrangements. It was officially announced that there will be a state funeral in Washington. The body will be interred at Canton, O., next Thursday. At 1 o'clock Colonel Webb Hayes said that it had been decided to hold brief services here at 5 o'clock to - morrow night and that the remains will start for Washington on a special train at 7 o'clock Monday morning. Coroner James Wilson viewed the President's remains at 10:15 o'clock. It was determined at first to hold the autopsy at that time, but a later hour was decided upon, owing to the fatigue of the physicians. Dr. Munson of the Government Hospital, at the exposition, and Drs. Harvey R. Gaylord and H. G. Matzinger performed the autopsy. Its results will be embodied in a statement, signed by all the physicians. The coroner will issue a certificate of death this afternoon and a permit to allow the removal of the body. He intended to impanel a coroner's Jury, but the dictrict attorney informed him it - was not necessary. The question of the exact cause of President McKinley's death will be determined hy the physicians who made the autopsy. During the past day or two some of the doctors have inclined to the belief that the shot that struck the breast bone was largely responsible for dissolution. The impact from the bullet was very severe and this may have produced a shock on the heart muscles. Dr. McBurney, the New York surgeon, inclined to the belief that the first shot was to a great extent responsible for the weakness of the heart, which was always the most serious feature of the President's case. During his treatment the physicians administered oxygen, digitalis, camphor, strychnine and adrenalin. The president was in a comatose state for about six hours altogether. He did not suffer much pain and there was an absence of stertorous breathing which frequently proves such a distressing accompaniment of a weak heart. At 12:30 the conference of the members of the Cabinet was still in session behind closed doors and the post mortem had not been completed. The only doubt as to the advisability of a state funeral in Washington arose from Mrs. McKinley's condition. The Cabinet believed, however, that the whole country desired that an opportunity be given to the people to bow at the bier of their beloved President and that this desire should be respected. New York State Troops Escort Detail Wot Decided. General Charles F. Roe presented himself Informally at the Milburn house at 11 o'clock. He said that until the funeral arrangements had been completed he could say nothing about the New York troops that would be assigned as escort to the body of the departed statesman. He said that he was in a position to Issue the necessary orders Just as soon as the funeral plans were completed. Services at All Churches To - morrow. At all the city churches to - morrow there will be services arid prayers for the martyred President. Plans for formal civic action and for a large scort of military and civic organizations When the body is removed to the train that Bill carry it to Washington are under consideration and will probably be completed by night. The people ot Buffalo feel keen regret In that the President was stricken down while their guest, and the loss, therefore, seems more poignant. Expressions of Condolence Pour In. The expressions of condolence began to ar - Tlve almost simultaneously with the announcement of the President's death, showing that the people everywhere had waited on through the weary watches of the night for the news that the end had come. After daylight the telegrams began arriving in a steady stream, thousands reaching the house before noon. Those for the grieving wife were, of course, laid aside, it not being deemed safe to intrude upon her great sorrow in her feeble condition and no attempt could be made to answer those to Secretary Cortclyou, so fast did they come. Governor Odell Off for Buffalo. Fishkill Landing, N. Y., September 14 Governor Odell took the Empire State Express here this morning for Buffalo. The train was stopped here specially to permit him to do so. BULLET PERHAPS POISONED. Dr. Lydston of Chicago Makes a Singular Suggestion. Chicago. September 14 A startling possibility is suggested by Dr. James A. Lydston of this city. In commenting upon the death of President McKinley he said that the bullet which went through the stomach and remained in the body might have been poisoned. The irritation that produced the in creased pulsations and temperature could have been caused by a poisoned lead ball when all other conditions favored recovery. "By dipping the bullets in pus or deadly chemicals the assassin may have made sure of his victim," said Dr. Lydston. DEVOTED SECRETARY REFUSES TO REST Despite Tremendonn Strain of Lant Few DayM, Mr. Cortelyon Insists Upon Supervising Ail Ar - ranKements.. Buffalo, September 14 President McKinley's faithful and devoted secretary, Mr. Cor - telyou, despite the tremendous strain of the last, few days, is bearing up bravely. For six days and nights he has been in charge of everything at the Milburn House, only able to snatch an occasional rest for an hour or two. But even the final blow, crushing as it was, did not prostrate him, and af ter a few hours' rest, from 4 to 7 o'clock, ho was up again, heartbroken, but with a calm exterior, taking up the responsibility of supervising all arrangements with the res olution to see it through to the end. Colonel Bingham, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds in Washington, ar rived early in the morning and will devote himself to assisting Secretary Cortelyou in every way that he can. Colonel Bingham is fearful lest the devoted secretary will col lapse under the strain. TECHNICAL HISTORY OF McZINLEY'S CASE. Copious Xotea of Developments Were Taken and General Statement Will Be Published in Medical Joarnal. Buffalo, September 14 Efforts were made to - day to obtain an authentic statement from the physicians giving a technical history of the case. Drs. Mynter, Stockton, Park and Mann asked to be excused from discussing the subject at this time. They explained that copious notes of the developments in the case had been taken by each of them and these will be used in the preparation of a general statement of the case that will be published in the Medical Journal. Pending the preparation of the statement they think it would not be proper to discuss the subject. When this combined statement will be ready to be given to the press the doctors cannot say. Dr. McBurney, the New York surgeon who took a prominent part in the case, declined to be seen this morning, pleading fatigue from last night's ordeal. GRIEF AT THE NAVY YARD. Labor Stopped and Plags at Half Mast. Procedure on Day of the Funeral. The reception of the news of the death of the President cajsed a general shock among officers and privates alike at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There is no department of the city life more closely in touch with the governmental machinery at Washington than the yard, and the death of the President seems more an immediate loss to the Navy Yard people than to the average citizens because of this fact. The bell summoning the men to their work sounded as usual this morning. Nothing short of a special action of Congress can interfere with this routine. The men, however, were not in a mood to carry on the day's work and so they quietly "knocked off." as they term it. The several hundred employes of the' machine department, by mutual understanding, quietly marched out of the various buildings, wlthont orders and without permission and all business except what was necessary was suspended. The heads of departments offered no objections. Although no branch of the yard was closed by instructions, probably over half of the entire number of employes are to - day off duty. h,very mason In the yards refused to work. There was no formal expression of the sorrow which was so universally felt, ex cept that all flags on buildings and ships were noaed at halt mast. No other action could be taken, as no formal announcement has been received by Rear Admiral Barker. The yards will be closed on the day of the tunerai. On the afternoon of the funeral minute guns will be fired, probably between the hours of 1 and 4 P. M. A volley of twenty - one guns will be tired every hour until then. At 1 o'clock on the day of the funeral a double volley will be fired and a full volley at stated intervals during the afternoon. This will be done independent of the minute firing. This is the procedure which is specified in the blue book, which regulates in the minutest detail of the action of the Marine Corps, and will, it is expected, be followed, unless specific directions to the contrary are received. Roundsman Fay walked nervously up and down his office and told of his two or three meetings with the President. "To us who knew the President in the Army." he said, "when he was only a major, and who have watched with pride his progress since then, this comes as a doubly hard shock." CHURCH BELLS TOLLED. Bockville Center Gets the Sad News Through an Eagle Bulletin. Rockville Center, L. I., September 14 The President's death was first known here through an Eagle bulletin posted on the South Side Observer's bulletin board at 2:40 A. M. Hundreds of persons on their way to and from a lumber yard fire then In progress stopped to read the sad news. The expressions of sympathy for Mrs. McKinley, personal grief and angry comments as to what should be done with the assassin and all of his kind were similar to those heard when' the assassination of the President was first known here, also through an Eagle bulletin half an hour after the Buffalo tragedy. Flags are at half mast and the church bells have been tolled. EMPEROR "WILLIAM'S MESSAGE. Dantzlc. September 14 Emperor William has sent the following dispatch to Secretary Hay: "I am deeply affected by the news of the untimely death of President McKinley. I hasten to express the deepest and most heartfelt sympathy of the German people to the great American nation. Germany mourns with America for her noble son. who lost his life whilst he was fulfilling his duty to his country and people. "WILLIAM, I. R." A Picture of President DIcKinley In ten colors, slip UxlS. will be given away with next Sunday's Eagle. Adv. BEARS UP BRAVELY She Bested Fairly Well and Showed Encouraging Strength. MRS, H0BART A CALLER. Tender Solicitude for the Widow Expressed by All Who Visited Milburn House. PICKET LINES NEAR THE HOUSE. Grand Army Men Plead for the Privilege of Guarding Body of Their Dead Comrade. Milburn House, Buffalo, September 14 None of those who came to the Milburn house to - day to express their sorrow failed to ask solicitously for Mrs. McKinley. It was known that she was not. strong physically and there was grave fear for the consequences of the suffering and shock she had experienced. The first word of encouragement came from the servants of the household, who said that she was still in her room and had apparently rested well. This report was amply confirmed at S:45 o'clock by Dr. Wasdin, who had called at the house to see her. He said that she had not only rested fairly well, but was showing ' encouraging strength in her grief. His assurances were welcomed by those who heard them. Mrs. Barber and Miss McKinley, sister9 of the dead statesman, drove to Milburn house at 9:30 and were at once escorted In. Both showed the signs of their deep grief. An affecting incident of the morning was the coming of Mrs. Garret A. Hobart, wife of the former Vice President of the United States, and young Mr. Hobart, her son. Mrs. Hobart was in deepest mourning and after her visit to the house came out with her handkerchief to her eyes weeping freely. Abner McKinley, brother of President McKinley, drove to the Milburn house at 10 o'clock, accompanied by Lieutenant James McKinley, Colonel Brown and Mr. Meek of Canton. The police removed the rope lines and the carriage rolled slowly up to the entrance of the house. Mr. McKinley bent forward in his seat in the carriage and shaded his eyes with his hands. When he alighted he walked slowly up to the door of the house with his eyes downcast and head bent. His face plainly showed the strain and grief of the night. Quiet Near the Milburn House. Absolute quiet prevailed in the neighbor hood of Milburn house through the early hours of the day. The police maintained the lines on Delaware avenue and the streets which intersect it and double picket lines pa. trolled by Fourteenth Infantry men protected the house from any intrusion. Many persons came to the outer police lines and gazed in silence at the house where the body of the dead President reposes. Some talked in awed whispers of the cruel tragedy that had taken the nation's ruler, and among all the deepest sorrow was manifest. Pathetic figures in the crowd were scores of old Grand Army men who plainly showed their grief at the loss of a comrade. Their bitterness at the crime seemed melted in re gret. Many of them pleaded with the police for admission to the lines, declaring that It was their right and privilege to guard the body of the man who had fought in their ranks and was their comrade. The police regretfully enforced the order against them. Within the lines a corps of worn and tired newspaper men were about the only civilians. They loitered about the tents and sheds on the east side of Delaware avenue awaiting the action of the day. Early In the morning a number of photographers representing the pictorial press were admitted to the lines and severa1 hundred views of the house and grounds that have been made historic by the death of another martyred President were taken. A. heavy, damp fog hung over the city and gave the air a chill that was penetrating. At 8 o'clock a company of the Fourteenth Infantry, commanded by Lieutenant James Ware, came to relieve their comrades, who had, been on guard for twenty - four hours. The formalities of posting the new guards took place at once. The large American flag which has hung from the front of the Milburn home almost continuously since the exposition began was not removed. There was no means of half masting it as a mute tribute of respect, and It was left where it draped across the front of the veranda. It was one of the only bits of color in a gray and cheerless landscape. Mrs. McKinley's Sister Broke the News to Stricken Wife. It is definitely learned to - day that it was Mrs. Barber, Mrs. McKinley's sister, who broke the news of her great loss to the stricken wife. She went from the bedside of the dead President to the wife, whose condition was such that It seemed best to remove her from the sick room before the end. Mrs. McKinley Is occupying a large south room in the Milburn house, overlooking Delaware avenue and Ferry street. SALT SOLUTIONS ONCE SAVED MRS. MC KINLEY. It Was nnrliiB - iUv Trip of the Presidential Party to Saa Km in Isco. (Special to the Eagle.) Washington, September 14 The fact that the President's physicians administered salt solutions to sustain life during the sinking spell ot yesterday morning recalls the fact that the life of Mrs. McKinley was recently Baved by tho same method. It was on the trip of the President and party to San Francisco, and while at the latter city it ht that Mrs. McKinley was dying. She badtrown so weal; that her heart prac - tlcally ?c Lsed to beat, and early one morning Dr. Rixd, who was alone with her. saw that she was inking fast and thai only the most heroic mans would furnish any hone of nro - longing r life. He at once resorted to salt and in three or four hours she re - solutioni sponded o the stimulants. Her dith was believed to be so near that Secretarl Cortelyou was advised to summon her relalves. The President himself stood at her hflslde while news was sent out that the wild of the Chief Executive was dying. Toward iternoon tncre was a slight im - provemat whlch nobody believed would be But the salt solution had sus - weakened heart until nature as - permane tafned t serted i elf and made another effort to fight I of life. the battl From lat time on Mrs. McKinlej steadily id grew strong enough to take the o Washington. Her heart was not rallied journey then that ously affected, the trouble being shdhad become so weak that life had suspended. about bebme JRAYERS OP POPE LEO. Holy lither Wept on Hearing News aid Stopped AU Audiences. Londot, September 14 A special dispatch from Rine says the Pope prayed an hour to - day ft. the soul of President McKinlev. The Phtiff wept with uncontrollable emo - lion on death. fcceiving the news of the President's All afliences at the Vatican have been suspendil "GOD JdESS LONDON" S. V. WHITE S. V. "hite has cabled his London correspondent as follows: "God ess the London Stock Exchange for its mani station of respect for our illustrious dead. Tjuly, we are one In sympathies and In natiojil greatness." SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED. Resolujons Will Be Adopted by Board j Respecting Death of President. A doul e duty will devolve upon the School Board o; Brooklyn at its meeting this ai'ter - noon, w the new! ich was called upon the receipt of of the death of Superintendent Ed - ward g! Ward. In aditii on to taking the intended action in that lirection, the board will also adopt the regulations calling tor the close ol all the public schools on the dav of the fjneral of President McKinley. ARRIVAL OF THE LUCANIA. Big Cu ard Liner Experienced a Rough ge Several Notables on Board. The si reached' amship Lucania of the Cunard line her dock this morning after a run of 5 dayi, 22 hours and 21 minutes from Liverpool. The voyage was uneventful, and was a periodof trying .suspense to most of those on boar . Those on the ship were prepared for the worst list night, when they received the news of the President's serious conditioa from,the Nantucket lightship. The notification of tho ttt - - '. termination came while the vessfl lay in mai ':tine. Many of those on board did not go bed at all. but spent the eight watching and Waiting for the latest bulletins that could reach them. The usual joyful greetings were delivered in ji sobered tone. There were no demon - Ftntlons, although denounciatlous of anarchy and anarcHsts were to be heard ou e,v&y side. The Lucania experienced the sarie severe we - tther that struck the St. Paiil during the first days of the voyage. Ou the 11th the Lucania passed a German steimship steaming west which reported the losj of a propeller blade. Among the passengers who arrived on the Lucania from Liverpool and Queenstown were: Jimes Beveridge, David Bispham. Sewell Boardman, B. H. LeBoutllller. Harold S. Buckley, Robert Gordon Butler. Henry Chal - foii I, H. H. Chamberlain. Lady Ciinard, William A. Dickey, H. 13. Brydges Edwards, Sir C. 3. Elliott, K. C. M. G.; Robert Goelct, Norman Hapgood, James Hay. Robert Hoe. Clarence M. Hyde. Charles W. King. Charles Lanier, jr.; Paul Lindenberg. Stephen O. Loc'twood. J. T. Lupton. George Lynch of Skeich, John Martin, Archibald Mitchell. C. II. Settleton, F. W. Rhlnelauder, Colonel J. J. Eichardsou, Moncure Robinson, James Schsman, E. J. Stehl, Captain H. S. Stern - ben;ei George E. Sykes, Xathnn A. Taylor, E. V. R. Thayer. Frank L. Vance. John Yuill, John Fox, A. Freedman and R. Croker. CHURCHES AND PULPITS DRAPED Spetial Sermons and Memorial Services. Flags Floating From Spires. Many of the churches of Brooklyn placed the American flag at half mast to - day in memory of President McKinley. At an early hour the large flag was floating from the South Congregational Church, Court and President streets, and the example was soon followed by a number of others. Many of the pastors of Brooklyn had by this morning announced their subjects for to - morrow, but the death of President McKinley changed their plans and generally, either a. the morning or evening service, and in some instances at both, sermons will be preached In keeping with the tragic event which occurred this morning. The organists and choirs will render appropriate music. In a number of the churches, without regard to denomination, memorial services' will be held, and addresses will he made by the pastors and by laymen who knew the President when he was a member of Congress. There are several former Congressmen who served at the some lime with .Mr. McKinley. among them Darwin R. .lames, who Is a prominent and efficient member and worker in the Throop Avenue Presbyterian Church, and he will make a brief address at the memorial service to be held to - morrow evening. Another Important service will be held in the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, when, In the evening, the Rev Dr. David Gregg will preach on "The Assassination of President McKinley." and music appropriate will be rendered by John Hyatt Brewer, organist, and quartet. This) has Iwnys been prominently a patriotic church. During the Civil War, at the instance of the Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler. the pastor, a flag floated all tho years from the top of the spire. All day decorators have been at work in the churches draping the pulpits and the front of the organ lofts and galleries in black. In some o! the edifices the mourning emblems will be confined to the American flag draped over the pulpits and tir - d wilh black ribbons. Not that churches of any denomination will pay any less attention to The great loss the nation has sustained, hut the Methodist pastors; will universally p - member the fact that it is their denomination that is especially bereaved, for President McKinley was an officer and member of the church at Canton, Ohio, and he was prominent In Methodist counellH until the office of President so fully engrossed his attention. A memorial service will bo held in the Ainslle Street Presbyterian Church to - morrow evening. The pastor, the Rev. It. S. Dawson, will speak on the subjeet. "One Hero More." Several prominent and leading laymen have been asked to speak. Resolutions of sympathy and respeet. will be adopted. All members of the Grand Army of ih - Republic are especially invited to be present. Antetllinvlnn It ye. Pure and faultless, u Hllpht addition nf w;it"r reveals He charm and quality. Luytks nrothors.N. y. Adv. was tho RACE TO BUFFALO BY MB, ROOSEVELT, He Is Expected to Reach That City by Two o'Clock. TO TAKE OATH AT ONCE. Federal Judge Is at the Milburn House to Swear In New President. FLYING TRIP FROM WOODS. New Chief Executive Reached North Creek This Morning and at Once Took Train for Buffalo. (Special to the Eagle.) Buffalo. September 14 President Roosevelt is not expected until 2 o'clock this afternoon. The President will no doubt take the oath of office soon after he arrives. He will have as a precedent the case of Chester A. Arthur, who took the oath a few hours after Gar field's death. Federal Judge John R. Hazel of this district. United States Court, has been summoned to be at the Milburn house at 1 o'clock, presumably for the purpose of swearing in President Roosevelt. At 12:50 Senator Depew, who had just left the Milburn house said the oath of office will be administered to President Roosevelt under the roof which shelters his dead predecessor. The arrival of the new President was awaited with anxious interest. Numerous telegrams had been dispatched to him along the route, but it was net known here whether or not they had been received. Under the Constitution he Is now President of the United States and the taking of the oath is merely a preliminary requisite to beginning the exercise of his presidential functions. . An interesting fact recalled during the morning was that Ellhu Root, now Secretary of War, was present when Arthur took the oath of office when Garfield died. He was seut for by Arthur as soon as the news reached him and by his ttdvice and also at the request of the members of Garfield's Cabinet, the oath was administered at 2 o'clock in the morning by Justice Bradley of New York. ROOSEVELT'S FLYING TRIP FROM ADIRONDACK WOODS. ncni - liMl Vortli Creole n H:SI and Stnrteil Iniiuod lately for Buffalo. Hard Klrit - to Itcnch Train. Saratoga. September 14 Theodore Roosevelt arrived at North Creek at 5:21 o'clock this morning. He immediately went on board a special train which was being held in readiness and started for Albany within one minute after his arrival at North Creek. Mr. Roosevelt was greatly agitated upon the receipt of the news of President Mc Kinley's death. .The official notification of this fact, received by wire from Washington, was handed to him by Superintendent C. D. Hammond of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad. i si Albany, September 14 President Roosevelt arrived in Albany from North Creek at 7:50 o'clock this morning in the private car of Vice President Young of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company. The car immediately was attached to a New York Central special train, which was in waiting, and at 8:02 o'clock Uin train left for Buffalo. The President's secretary was handed a big catch of telegrams. The engineer in charge of the train is limited to Empire State Express time. Great crowds were at the station to meet the Delaware and Hudson train upon its arrival, but they were not afforded an opportunity to see the President. The doors of the private car in which the President is traveling were kept locked. The porter was sent out to the station restaurant to get. breakfast for the President and his secretary, Mr. Loeb. The police kept, the crowd from the steps of the car. While the New York Central special was being made up. Secretary Loch came to the platform of the President's car and said to the Associated Press representative: "I am very sorry, but the Vice President will see no one at this time." "Is he sleeping?" he was asked. "No. he is awake." Mr. Loeb replied. "Has Mr. Roosevelt taken the oath of office as yet?" "No. sir." "Have any arrangements been made for Mr. Roosevelt to take the oath between here and Buffalo, or at Buffalo'.'" "No. sir." Mr. Loeb replied, ami then he continued: "You may say that no arrangu - ! mcnts have been made at all or any descrlp - j , ion. I don't, know what will be done at i Buffalo. No plans as yet have been made. ! ,11 I can say is this: that upon his arrival In Buffalo. Mr. Roosevelt will become the : cuest of Mr. Wilcox, with whom he stopped when he wns at Buffalo before." ; i;1 reply to a question as to whether there , re any incidents on the trip from the ! o North Creek. Mr. Loeb said: No. but It was a long, bard ride. Horse3 were changed three times. He arrived at North Creek at ii:20 this morning and left immediately." Beside President Roosevelt, the train carried Superintendent Harrington of the New York Central, and Mr. Roosevelt's secretary. Mr. Loeb. The train was made up of engino No. 908, coach No. 1.50a, Pullman "Oldenburg," and Vice President Young's private car No. 200. The crew comprised Conductor C. O. Johnson. Engineer Frank Bishop, E. D. Pitriu, fireman; Henry Dillenbeck and Walter Pero, trainmen. Schenectady, N. Y., September 14 President Roosevelt's train passed through Schenectady at 8:27 A. M. Utica, N. Y., September 14 The Roosevelt train went through this city without stopping at 9:41 A. M. Syracuse, N. T., September 14 President Roosevelt's train arrived here at 10:36 and left at 10:40. Rochester. September 14 President Roosevelt's train arrived here at 12:15 and departed for Buffalo at 12:18. His car was tightly locked and no word was given out. A PROPHETIC WARNING OF ROOSEVELT'S ACCESSION. Word "Our Vice" I inlernenth Pletnre Were Burned in Firework Display, Xeavinpr Single Word Ire?i.lenf .'? Buffalo, September 14 There are, as usual, stories of premonitions and premonita - y warnings of the accession of President Roosevelt. State Senator John Laughlln tells that not over four weeks ago. while a display of fire works was being made at the Pan - American Exposition grounds, a huge picture of the then vice president was shown in fire. Underneath it were the words: "Our Vice Presi dent." Hardly had that picture been lighted when tho word "vice" burned out and left standing In huge letters under Mr. Roosevelt's picture the words "Our President." In a minute or two the word "Our" accidentally burned out as had the' other word and for fully seven minutes the single word "President" stood out in bold relief. Senator Laughliu says that everybody in the place was impressed with the strange occurrence. Now, it would seem prophetic. EXPOSITION GATES CLOSED TO - DAY AND TO - MORROW. They "Will Be Kcoitcnctj o.i llondfty. Action by Board of DlreetorN. Buffalo, September 14 Director General Buchanan of the Pan - American Exposition to - day gave the following formal statement: "The board of directors of the exposition, at a special meeting,.. unanimously and at once decided that as a tribute of respect to tho President who had been here ns the guest of the Exposition of Buffalo, that the gates of the exposition should be closed today (Saturday, 14th) and to - morrow (Sunday. 15th) and that the exposition would open as usual on Monday morning, the 10th inst." It is believed this action, so unusual In a great enterprise such as the exposition, will be appreciated by those who may be inconvenienced to - day and to - morrow and will be generally approved and be In accord with the feelings of the entire people of the United States. POINTS ABOUT ROOSEVELT. He is the only man who ever rose from Police Commissioner to President. He is the youngest man who ever took the oath of office ns President. He is the only New York City man ever in the Presidential chair. He is the only man of Knickerbocker stock who ever became President, except Martin Van Buren of Klnderhook. He is the only Vice President with a military record who ever succeeded to the Presidency. PLATT JOINED IN THE MESSAGE. Secretary Bennett of the Senate Heard the Sad News at Say - ville. (.Special to the Kagle.) Sayville, L. I.. September 14 rhnrlos O. Bennett, secretary to the United States Senate, was called up early this morn ing by a telephone announcing 'he President's death. lie quickly carried the sail news to Senator Thomas C. Piatt, who has been his guest at Oak Lawn here for some days. Mr. Bennett then wrote the followinc dispatch to Mrs. McKinley; In your crushing bereavement, accept t fMt and tWiH'st sympathy of Mr. !(: he hr I net I inysMf. Th nation hu lost a man who ol" ehiinteter mil purify of soul malt"! an ex an - , pie of the most lofty type. Mr. Bennett read ilu - dispatch to Piatt before forwarding if and the said: "Please add that t join you in doleuccs expressed in your messau was done and the dispatch was forw I. - ; Sen Sen the - a t o r at or on - rhis rl tO Buffalo. ARRANGING FOR ESCORT. Washingion. September 14 In accordance, with orders Issued by the Acting Secretary of War General Brooke, comma tiding the De - pnnmeeni of the Kasi. left (Jnvernor'B Island this morning and at S:::ii o'clock for Buffalo to confer with the President and his Cabinet with regard to the military arrangements Tor the escort of the rem; inn of the late President to Washington and thence to tip; place of int' - rrnent. ami aUo with regard to the military arrangement1 on the occasion of the funeral. THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Washington. September H The official an nouncement was received at the White House at 1! ;'ir A. M - . as follows: "Buffalo. N. Y.. September 14. "Colonel B. S. Montgomery, Kxecnt i ve Mansion. Washington: "The President died at a quarter patrt two o'clock this morning. "GEOROK B. CORTKLYOT." CHARLES A. MOORE'S MESSAGE. The following is a copy of a telegram sent to Secretary Cortelyou by Charles A. Moon, president of the Montauk Huh: The Hon. Ceorge B. Cortclyou, Secretary to j the Pr.jsident, Milburn Hou.e, Buffalo, N. Y.: Pleas extend Jo Mrs. McKinley the fdncef py mpa thy of ; lie mem he rs of the Mo in a u k Club of Brooklyn in the sad Ions of her distinguished husbaed. w hose private 1 i r - and distinguished public sr - rvice bad so endeared him to cverv home in this land. CHARI - KS A. MOOHK. Prerdilnt. A Flm ( olorril I'll - turn. 1 1 - j J In - 'hff. of J'r.?d lent McKlr.P - v will h - kUti a - ai with next SMndny'f Kngle, Sprembf - r lj. - - .Viv. MAYOR ASKS HAY FOR PUBLIC FUMERALHERE Says Country's Metropolis Wants an Opportunity to Honor Dead President. PROCLAMATION TO THE CITY. Directs That Public Buildings Be Draped and Flags Placed at Half Mast. MESSAGE TO MRS. MCKINLEY. Calls of Courtesy From Representatives in the City of Foreign Governments. Official expression of the grief of the millions who live in this metropolis over the President's death was given to - day by Mayor Van Wyck, who sent Mrs. McKinley a touchingly worded dispatch, and in a proclamation addressed to tho people of New York City, announced that the City Hall will bt! draped and flags placed at. half mast on all the public buildings. The Mayor further called upon citfzeus to give evidence of their grief by suitably draping their houses of business and residences for a period. Mayor Van Wyck believes that the City of New York being, as it is, the metropolis of the country, should have an opportunity 1 o show Its respect and reverence for tho martyred President. This afternoon he sent, in accordance with this belief, the follow ing telegram to Secretary of State John Hay at Buffalo: Hi.n. .lotin H:iy. S - cn - t:iry of ine of the L'nited StitU - s. Murrain. N. V.: The iK'npli; nf the Mty of Ni w York. lfsiroin of liiiviii nil ojtion unity - f doltiK lienor to tln'ir l( - a,l I'l'j - ltl.'iit, n. - ipiM th;it ih. arriwitffitMfiit ir,r tin - dlisi - 'niics Ineluilc n public run"i - ;i! In this oty. RuIJKItT VAN WYi.'K, o! NVu - Y. - rk. Mayor Van Wyck's Message to Mrs. McKinley. The dispaLch to Mrs. McKinley was as follows: t'lty Of NfW Yurie. Office of tho Mnyor. Si. - ptrmlicr 1 VOL Mrs. William McKinley. IttnTalo, New Y..rk: The pciiplc of the 'lty of NV - w York. i:i ! j.i - wt prk'f nvr Hie ,i - .ilh of ymir well in - h.v. - 'l ami t'Vf - r to In. - inmentetl hutiiuul. i.i n - iirt'jsciit tli. - i; Ci nio 1 1'! i it'i.l 1 I li'ir .menn' - syiilvni'V - .y... to yun In your overwhelm! :uuailsn n:i no: row. IIOISKRT A. VAN W Y ' " K . Mayor. ' The Mayor's Proclamation. To the citizens of New York the proclamation is as follows: S 'i - tftnlMr 14, V.Cil. To the People nf the i'Hv r New Yurk : Th - I'r' - Hl.leiu .f the t nlto.l Stated Ii. - s .le.i - l in tW t'ltv of j:uU'ali. foully muni. '!! In the h.nel (if an MS.d.i;i. The wlm.. elii;:. - . iv..iM il - ?ej,:y deplores the untimely ending - ..f a ;i;lile and lmu - c.l'Hl.le life, deVOtid to til - S"IV. - ,, ,,f Itls IIII! In vi'U - ol this ptent firmw I Mar. - II I - Jun. the City Hall he draped In inoiinilm; ;iml that tti JkiKN e placed at half mast on all pul.iic huild - IriK ;uid school houses ami i In n i.y . - all th. pcMple of the City of N.iv Y..:!t. a - ;i riirth'C iimril!'"Statioi ( their m'hti.w .iiid 1.1 p. : !; y. w drape tlnlr residences and phoe.s .,t 1 .u - d tp - . - j in iiiDUrnlnR and to kwp the IIuks a! half start' dur - Iiik this period of sorrow. 1 n wl: m - :: iv hereof. I ha v h - 'renin - ; afllxed my hand and seal, this l'o ur l !! t.h d;iy "f Sipt em he r, A. I'., one ihoinaiid nine hii:;il:e. and "lie. linHKUT A. VAN WYi'K. Mayor. I 'tiring the hours before limn j t lie Mayor busied himself arranging for the draping of I be City 1 1 all. He was undist urbed except fnr a few calls of courtesy from representatives in this city of foreign governments, among whom was the Russian consul general who left his card thus inscribe!: "WlaMimlr de Teplow, Imp. - rhil Consul General of Russia . j ires on t s t he ex press ion of his sincere condolence sympathy." The consul genera 1 ..f I and his deepest ortugnl sent the following tel gram : Ih n. lt..l. rl - Hy Hall: Allow in - p city in d. - plor Van Yv: of N - w York. pit - of our ki eat I'irt MajfUtniPi 111' th th. VI thl.N eolJFI I I . Other callers at the Mayor's office during tlie morning were tin - following rcpresenta - t ives of foreign govern men t s : Augusta .louve. Vice Consul of l - 'ranee and Consul of his highness the reigning Prince of Monaco; Charles Roernaet, ('lianeidlor of the Belgian Consulate, and Antonio Leon Grojeda, Acting Mexican Consul (leueral. The Controller's office was all but. deserted and absolutely quiet. The law requested It to remain open during the morning, but there uas practically a suspension of all business after tbe mall was opened. Closing of Exchanges Calculated to Restore Business Confidence. Mr. Color expressed the opinion that, the closing of the exchanges to - day was not only appropriate, but well calculated to restore business confidence. He does not look for any violent break or reaction Monday, believing that people will become somewhat quieted by the time tho markets reopen. In the various city departments there were nhnost exact, repetitions of the scenes at the City Hull mid tlm Controller's ofliee. Most of tho heads of departments put. in a good part, of the morning greeting Richard Croker, who arrived to - day from Knglaud. Not only chiefs, but higher subordinates, were inter - ; ested in this homecoming to an unusual degree. yt the overpowering news of the culmination of the Buffalo tragedy produced a widespread feeling of depression and acted as an effectual damper upon all plans of jubilation over the return of Tammany's chief. The subordinate? In charge of the public oftlces were listless and apathetic. There was almost complete, stoppage of business anil the offices were kept open only for form's sake. All City Departments Will Probably . Close on Bay of Funeral. ; Flags am half masted to - day on all the public buildings In this borough. Although no dei - jte decision has ynt been reached in the matter, owing to the fact that to - day Is a half holiday, it. is expected that action will be taten to close the various city departments In this borough on the day of i the funeral of I lie late President. rt is not thought likely that business will . lie suspended for more than the one day. On the day of the funeral It is thought, that busl - . I jiesn throughout tne city generally will bo 1 suspended while the nation mourns the losa 1 ! of the highest ohVial in the country, j Whether the death of President. McKinley J will cause a pontponement nf Brooklyn Day 1 set for October ft. could not be learned to - day , as Borough President hdward M. (front U 1n Boston and is not expected home until Monday. i Direct to Kx poult Ion CronndH. Tp lly carH tv - m LakawHnna'H Buff.Io 4pot run direct to KxpoMUon crounds, &MlOff principal hotels. Adv.

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