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Htatorical Socfet FORT SCOTT MONITOR L in l rL VOLUME XXXVII. FORT SCOTT, KANSAS,- THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1901. NO. 144 Five Thousand People Joined in the Memorial Services at Convention Hall and Sympathized and Mourned with a Bereaved Nation in Its Sad Hour of Grief raw JlUli Thousands Pay an the Nations SYMPATHY FOR A 'Impressive Words of Speakers Bring Tears to the Eyes of a Patriotic People HcKinley's Memory Revered, MARTYRED PRESIDENT EULOGIZED. The people of Fort Scott and Bourbon count j this afternoon, at convention hall, paid their last respects to the late President McKinley. It was &n event long to be remembered by all loyal Americans In this vicinity. Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather the hall was packed and 5,009 people were present. The services were open a tkat natwt aHa cvmr A mo!J ft Ft ibu wxitav awi via osjaagf Aiuii cj and ended with 'Nearer My God to Thee,' and as the large throng of peo pie were dismissed there were signs of regret and lamentation evidenced on every face. Expressions of sympathy for the nation and the president's family were heard at every hand. " From 2 to 3 o'clock every store in tht citxr rtpmn.Inpd clnspd nut of resnect for the president and the clerks in all the avenues of business were enabled to attend the services. The event was generally observed throughout the city and county. On account of the threatening weather the overflow meeting at the Methodist church was not held. The band, playing a funeral dirge, beaded the procession of old sold Urn from G. A. It. hall. The post office and other federal employees under command of Marshal Mooney, wear-! ing white gloves and a white cornation with a back ground of crepe, marched to the hall in a body. They numbered forty. The hall was beautifully and appro priately decorated In red, white and oiue flags, draped in mourning Overhanging the stacre were portraits of Mckinley, Lincoln and Garfield, the three martyred presidents whom a nation mourns. Beneath were the words, "Goodbye, God's Will Be Done; It is God's Way, not Ours," while in the background was "Nearer My God to Thee. Surrounding the stage altar were drooped streamers of black, with palms and plants dotted here and there. It was a simple but appropriate decoration. Large Amer lean flags' were suspended from the balconies, "Who hfe ever lcxit a friend Loved and ehwrishrnj to the end Bat with bated breatb can ray Sorrow make as kin today.' "Waif. Chairman Cory opened the meeting with the abeve quotation, and announced that the choir would sing "America" and asked that the audi ence rise and join in the singing. "My Country Tis of Thee" came the words from a thousand throats and every heart swelled with patriotism and love of country when the singing proceeded. While the audiencelwas stillstand-' Ing Rev. W. C. Porter pronounced invocation. Iter. Tripp not being present the entire audience, led bv lie v. Porter, read the scripture, "The Lord is my Sheppard, I shall not want." "Let oi weep la oar darkoa, bat weep not for him I jCot for him. who departing, lea Tea a illlona in teerl Xet for him who baa died filled of honor and year ! ... .... Not for him who amended fame's Udder to ht.hf Trara the rounl at the top be has stepped to the sky." Willis. . With the above quotation from Wil lis, Cb airman Cory introduced u. Benton, the principal speaker. A stillness swept over the audience when the speaker commenced and when he spoke the words, "William McKinley is dead, " tears filled tne eyes oi nis nearer and handkerchiefs went to their faces. Mr. Benton spoke as follows, in a tone of eloquence and sympathy. As unfitted as I know myself to be for the performance of the task before me, L could not, when invited persuade myself that it was right or proper to decline to try. I cannot hope to express in words the feelings of your hearts. In this dark hour of sorrow the words of even the best and wisest of mankind are but poor and empty things. Our Nation is draped is black today. All thought of business profit and pleasure is drowned by universal grief. Words of since rest sympathy come to us from every part of the globe. The world is sad today. You anow the cause. William McKinley is dead. The President is dead. We mourn both, but the man most. William McKinley, the man, lived 58 years. William McKinley, the President, less than five years. There is enoigh in the loss of the President to make the heart heavy and perhaps in tho minds of some to cast doubt upon the future. But there is rnorw cause for sorrow in the loss of William McKinley, the man, for hap- nn M mi U II ILL Everlasting Tribute to Alurdered Son. MOURNING NATION. plly, the welfare of this Nation is not dependent upon the life of any one man, however great or good or wise he may be. The loss of a president can be, will be, let us hope has been repaired. The place of the man we mourn i3 vacant, and vacant it will remain. It is. then, the man we mourn, and i our unbounded sympathy goes out today, not to the Nation of which he was president but to the fragile woman of whom he was the devoted husband. All the 58 years of this man's life brought strength and wisdom to him. To him life was earnest; it was a trust not to be betrayed. From earliest manhood down to the last sad day the fruit of all these years was lavishly bestowed upon the people he loved so well and who in return loved and honored him. As a man he added virtue to the world and "increased the sum ot human happiness;" as soldier, statesman and president he served his country well. His superior intelligence, strong common sense, sterling honesty, faith in God, and love for man marked him as a man among men and eminently qualified for the exalted position to which the people called him. As a man he was pure; as the head of the Nation hejwas safe. As man and president he was both good and wise. He feared God and kept his commandments. We loved him for what he did. We loved him for what he refrained from doing. We loved him for the life he lived. We loved him because he was so staunch a friend, so generous a foe, so brave a man. We were proud of him because not only we but the world admired his broad citizenship, his far reaching diplomacy, but I think most of all he touched the great heart of the eople in his untiring devotion to his invalid wife, his beautiful solicitude for and pride in his aged mother. It was these qualities, so human and yet so divine, that brought this man so near our homes. He was probably nearer the people than any president since Abraham Lincoln. With him the people were the rulers, he stood to serve. He held their confidence and he gave them his. He did not limit his advisers to the fer men composing his cabinet but he hearkened to the voices of his eighty millions of fellow citizens. He did not rule, he was merely the representaeive of the rulers. He was of the people and for the people. So near was he to us that when the last sad hour of his life had closed, there was in every household throughout the land, a voice which "cried out aloud against the deep damnation of his taking off." I do not here, at least not purposely, indnlge in extravagant eulogy. It is not needed. Simple justice is sufficient. He was a man and therefore may have had his faults. If so, the proof is still stronger shat he was one of us. Jf this man did have his faults, they were not of a class or kind to cause his fellow citizens to note them down or remember them against him. I can not in the time at my disposal review even briefly the work of this full life. From the beginning to the end he aided in making history which Is the prido of every American citizen. When but a youth the civil war broke upon our land with all its horrors and he with thousand and hundreds of thousands of other boys voluntarily and willingly offered his life to his country. Of his own free choice he left bis home, nis friends, nis ambi tions behind, to go with others, to go with you, his comrades, where he might bare his breast to the fury of the storm. In this he did no more than you, his comrades, no more than hundreds of thousands of other men. frefer to it, not for the purpose of placing him ahove others, not to give him undue credit, but merely an evidence that at the very beginning of nis life he had the courage oi nis convictions and was ready and willing to face even death in the performance of his duty. He was brave. He was patriotic. What he was at the beginning he continued to be throughout his life. Whether at the bar, in the halls of congress, in the governor's chair, or in the executive mansion, he showed the same fidelity, the same patriotism, the same devotion to duty that marked his soldier lire. He not only had the courage of his convictions but he had the courage to have convictions, nis life was a series of promotions, not through favoritism, but promotions for meritorious services. He enlisted in the war as a private, at the close he was a major With the return of peace he com menced as a humble student of the law. death found him at the head of the greatest nation in the world. He was not merely fortunate. His success was the crown of his labor. It was the reward of right thinking, of correct living. The earthly honors which were showered upon him did not shake the simple faith of his childhood but it was with him at the last hour to com fort and sustain him. Although cut down in the prime of life "while yet the shadows were falling to the west, " in full possession of the confidence and love of almost the entire world, his work not yet com Dieted. while the joys and honors of earth were beckoning him back to health and strength, this great man. bv free choice of the people the first in all the land, without a murmur, without an expression or disappoint ment, resigned himself to leaving wife and friends and all earth's glitter and honor, and with latest breath summed up all there is in life and death: "It is God's way. His will be done This was McKinley 's farewell ad dress: shorter but greater than Wash insrton's. In the face of this the scof fer mav hesitate to scoff: theChristian mav find his faith renewed, and all mav well exclaim: "O grave, where is thv victory?" In the early days of the Republic it was the boast of the American citizen that the chief magistrate of this gov eminent needed no guards, no protec tion; that every American citizen was his guard, his protector. But the assassination of three presidents within the memory of men not yet old, ad monishes us that times have changed Not that the great mass of American citizens is less patriotic or less loyal than formerly, but times have changed because we now find among us an element ready to defy all laws of both God and man, an element to which society is an enemy, and all restraint is tyranny. For the murder of Lincoln and Gar field, a reason may be assigned. I do not mean bv wav of justification, but still a reason; a reason founded in the excitement of the times and the ungov ernable passions of men; but for the murder of William McKiiJeyeven this poor excuse does not exist But one man. of any prominence in all the land, was his avowed enemy, and he was not the assassin. In time of Deace in time of prosperity, amid gen eral reioieiner. while he with hand shakes and smiles was greeting a mul titude of friends and fellow citizens, he was made the victim of the assas sin's bullet. Yes, made the victim as he stood with outstretched hand to greet hi3 slayer. May God forgive the thoughts which force themselves into our brain, the feelings which fill our hearts and choke our utterance when we contemplate this foul deed. This blow was not aimed at William McKinlev the man: it was aimed at the president of the United States, and when he fell "you and l ana an oi us fell." It was a blow aimed at law, at society, at government. It was the wild beast asserting superiority. It was chaos demanding that order should cease to be, that all should acain be void and without shape. All great calamities bear with them their lesson. 'It is God's way" of makiner the thoughtless think, the in different act. the vigilant more vigi lant. This great personal and national disaster brings its lesson home to all. It is a tragedy with a moral I will not speak at length on this, as I do not wish to encroach upon the subject of another speaker, but you will pardon me if I quote some appro priate, well chosen, solemn woras, spoken by the man we mourn today. In a speech delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors monument at Cleveland, Ohio, July 4, 1894, William McKinley said: "But we must not forget, my fellow-countrymen, tuat the Union which these brave men preserved, and the liberties which they secured, places upon us the living, the gravest responsibility. We are the freest government on the face of the earth. Our strength rests in our patriotism. Anarchy flees before patriotism. Peace and order and security and liberty are safe so long as love of country burns in the hearts of the people. It should not be forgotten, however, that liberty does not mean lawlesness. Liberty to make our own laws does not give us license to break them. Liberty to make our own laws commands a duty to observe them ourselves and enforce obedience among all others within their jurisdiction. Liberty, my fellow citizens, is responsibility, and responsibility is duty, and that duty is to preserve the exceptional liberty we enjoy within the law and for the law and by the law. Yes, anarchy flees before patriotism, before the patriotism that honors the flag and reveres the law of the land. William McKinley did not live in vain. He did not die In vain, lhe story of his life will furnish inspiration to the coming generations for all time, while his sad untimely death will cause the fires of patriotism, of thorough honest patriotism, to burn higher and brighter forever. William McKinley is dead. "After life's fitful feTr, he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst ; nor steel, nor poison. Malice, domestic, or foreign, nothing Can touch him further!" The band followed Mr. Benton's address with a fitting selection, after which tbe chairman introduced Miss Ethlyn Rice, who in a most beautiful manner, recited an original poem by Col. J. P. Robens. Miss Rice presented the poem admirably and was applauded. With slow words she recited as follows: FOB OUR DEAD PRESIDENT. (A Requiem.) There is a shadow on the Souls of men-There is a sound as of a Nation's sob. And a wild hearing sorrow, like the throb Of a giant's mighty heart, McKinley is dead! ' To him "the last of Earth," o'er plain and glen These words go wandering like a troubled bird. And the deep waters of all hearts are stirred ; He hath no longer part In the rude warfare of a troublous world ! He who hath bourne God's armour in the fight; Ho who hath s rack brave blows for human right; Has wrestled with the fiercest wrongs, and hurled His thunders at the brazen front of might, McKinley is dead ! He has writ his glorious memory on the page Of a great people's history, and the blaze Of all his radiance shall be e'er enshrined A lofty beacon light, A pillar of fire amid his country 's night A flame upon the altar of mankind. Fan'd by the breath of patriots, whereso'er Biseth a freeman's prayer I He hath ruled o'er generous natures and sack - down Gloriously diademed with the reverend crown Of pure and spotless age! Brighter and larger, as the dyiog sun Sinks in the ocean ware his golden grave. McKinley is dead! The choir led by Mr. Firman sang one of the late president's favorite hymns, "Abide With Me." Rev. Father Bernard J. McKernan addressed the meeting as follows on "the Lesson ot the Hour:" Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle men: A few days ago the sad news reached us that President McKinley had fallen a victim at the hands of an assassin. We could hardly believe it. A ray of hope dame, to us, .and we hoped, and we prayed till the end had come and we were assured that Wm. McKinley was no more. Now then, like everything mortal and everything that is less than-supernatural, we stand face to face with the fact that Wm. McKinley is not president of the United states. We "the people" and consequently "the government" have placed in the presidential chair (for we have no thrones in this country ) a worthy successor. To him we look to day for all that is greatest and best in the American citizen, but yet, the fact remains that he is not William McKinley. The old soldier is here today, l can see the tear trickle down his wrinkled cheek. So well it may. I, as an Am erican citizen of less than forty years looked to hiiLi with the honor due "the chief executive of the nation." "iou looked to him as the comrade, the companion, the fellow-soldier, vvnat ties existed between you! He was with you in the camp, he was with you on the march, he was with you in the midst of the frav. The southern foe came forth with his arm strong, his eye quick, and his aim true. You taught him that slavery was un-Christ- lan and un-American, ani you and Wm. McKinley liv-sd to see ' 'the Blue and the Gray" march shoul der to shoulder. When Mul ligan was on the battlefield and his life's blood ebbing away he cried out, "Comrades, leave me down and save the flag." Sherman marched to the sea, Grant and Phil Sheridan whipped Lee at Appomattox, but Wm. McKin lev and you lived to see the wounds healed that were made forty years aeror You lived to confer upon him the greatest gift within your reach. He received it not only once but twice Emergencies arose and you were not disappointed in him. You found in him the soldier." "the citizen, " "the patriot." What is the lesson of the hour." ne eyes of the world are upon us. In my humble opinion the lesson can be found in the words of Christ, "Father forgive them, for they Know not what they do." William McKinley told you this when he looked at his assassin but uttered not a word. Christ made a whiD of scorpions to chastiBe those who bought and sold in the lempie We will make laws that will crush the dark and secret society, and make such individuals as the assassin of William McKinley an impossibility in our land. This is not the time for excitement, neither is it time for ex travagant expressions. It is the time for thought it is the time for the American people to act "as a unit" and show to every country in the world that we are capable of, and will see that America can take care of its presidents. The next number on the program eras a oriet address Dy itev. ti. n.a ward Mills, pastor of the First Con gregational church, and he was intro- puced by Chairman Cory. iev. Mills paid a pretty tribute to the lamented President and reviewed his caner as a citizen, soldier and statesmen. Rev. Mills grew eloquent and said in part: The last two national campaigns have been free from personal vilification. The leaders have been wide apart upon the issues at stake, but side by side in the quality of their personal character, both clean, honest, sincere, brave. One was twice doomed to defeat, the other' iwice destined to triumph. One still lives an honored private citizen, the other today is laid to rest, the reviered, beloved, lamented martyr of a sorrowing nation. Major McKinley was great as a pres ident, he was greater still as a man. But he was more than great. He was good. Mere greatness could not have engendered the passionate love the people have shown the past fortnight for their departed hero. He was not a showy man, he was in no sense dramatic, ne never posea. The deeds of some men are like flashes of lightning, his were like the shinning of the sun. As a man, he was firm in conviction, invincible in pur pose and the very soul of honor. We cannot conceive of his doing a mean, underhanded or tricky act. It was against every instinct of his na ture. When he failed in basi-ness through the mismanagement of others he put all his own and his wife's property in the hands of three trustees who paid off every dollar ana returned to mm nis real estate. His simplicity, his calm ness, his self-poise, his loyalty to friends, his faith in the people and the institutions of his country were matters partly of heredity and partly of environment. The most decisive influence of his life was that of his mother. What he was publicly, she had before been privately. Others who moulded him were Hayes and Judge Glidden, both remarkable men- j . Mr. McKinley was much like Lincoln, yet he differed from the great emancipator. Lincoln was humorous and melancholy, McKinley was serious but always cheerful. Lincoln was a Hercules In the affairs of state, McKinley was an Atlas, bearing on his shoulders he world's destiny. McKinley was a great friend. We loved him for his pure and devoted home life. No shade of suspicion ever crossed that threshold. As a Christian his influence is beyond computation. His religion was always cheerful, healthy, bright. He never discussed mooted theological questions. His loyalty to Jesus Christ was like his loyalty to his wife, constant as the sunlight, beatif ul as . the star gemmed night. His belief in Provi dence was- unbounded. All through tne Spanish war he was sure that wisdom greater than his and a hand stronger than his were directing the destenies of the day. Great in life, he was even greater in death. No murmenng, no complaint In the face of death he was pillowed on his lifelong faith in God. When he fell at Buffalo, Abner McKinley and his family were in Platte canyon in the Kockies. As the news reached them a fearful storm broke over their heads, but in a few minutes the clouds broke and a rainbow of marvelous beauty bespread the heavens. Mrs. McKinley cried: "It is God's token that our brother will live." Yes, it ras God's token, but it be spoke something greater and grander than this world affords. It was the prophtsy of the of the deathless world, the foretoken of unutterable immortality, the promise of the crown of rejoicing, and tho "well done, good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." B. Hudson thsn read tl e following resolutions prepared by the committee and they were unanimously passed: The citizens of Fort Scott and vicinity assembled to do honor to the memory of the late President McKinley, and to express their deep sorrow at his untimely death, unanimous ly adopt the following resolutions: itesoived, That the murderous and treasonable assassination of President McKinley, burdens our hearts with grief, and deluges the country with sorrow, while words fail us to fully express our hatred of the manner and motive of the crime that deprives this country of a great and wise statesman William McKinley as a citizen, soldier legislator, and as a president of great nation, has endeared him to the whole people, regardless of politica opinions or religious views. Me was a true type of wise, liberal, generous representative American citizen, and his death is an irreparable loss to his country and to humanity. Resolved, That while expressing our great sorrow, wd also record our deep detestation of the terrible an unnatura crime, which has caused so great grief to our people and also our abhorance of anarchy. Our Prayers shall be that the strong arm of the low be speedily invoked to suppress anarchy in this country, and that its un-American an ungodly prog eny, be relentlessly exterminated. Resolved, That this meeung of the citizens of Fort Scott and vicinity ten der to Mrs. McKinley, the devoted wife of the late president, their heart felt sympathy in this sad hour of be reavement, with the assurance that we share with her in our common sorrow The closing scenes of the exercises were memorable ones. That most sacred and beautiful hymn, the last of which to pass the lips of President Mc Kinley, "Nearer My God to Thee," was sung by all like it was never sung before. Men with women wept as the sweet strains of music filled the air. It bespoke tokens of respect for the the dead ruler of a liberty-loving country. Rev. Griffith, of the First Baptist church, pronounced the bene diction and thus closed the last sad rites. BERT NEELEY ARRESTED. An Ex-Convict Charged With Steal ing a Gold Watch Prom Tom Farmer. Upon complaint of Tom Farmer, a hostler at Ira Travis' livery stable, Bert Neeley, an ex-convict, was this morning arrested by Sheriff Brooks and landed in jail. Neeley is charged with stealing a gold watch from Mr. Farmer on August 10. It was taken from his vest, which was hanging in the office at the barn, and while Neeley was suspected from the start, no direct evidence could be obtained until yes terday, when it was discovered that Neeley had sold it at Tom Leahey 's pawn shop Neeley denies this, but Leahey positively identified him to day. Neeley was arrested and sent to the penitentiary a couple of years ago for stealing Dairyman Burge's horse. A few months ago he was pardoned by Gov. Stanley. He worked at Travis ' barn up until a week after the theft was committed. It is also charged by the men at the barn that shortly before the watch disappeared Neeley stole several sacks of corn from the barn and sold it to H. I. Ebersole, and that he also took some harness and put them in a sack and hid them in the loft of the old barn. When confronted with this mat ter he is said to have acknowledged that he had hid the, harness and immediately left the place. About ten o'clock this morning while assisting in placing a car on the tracks at the grain elevator in the Missouri Pacific yards. Yardmaster W. A. Gardner had the misfortune of losing two fingers of his right hand. He was placing a frog under a car on the track on whic'ithe unplaced car was to run onto, when the switch engine kicked a car into the siding. The car failed to couple with the rest and con sequently kicked them farther down the track. Mr. Gardner who was lyiDg under the car had his hand on the rail. The car passed on it, and the switch men had to use a crowbar in removing the. wheels from the injured man's hand. He was taken to Doctors Aik-man and Carver where he had his wounds dressed. He was removed to his home south of the city and while hisi njuries are not considereu t'ious they will necessitate his laying off for some time. OFFICIAL WEATHER FORECAST Washington, D. C, Sept. 19. Fol lowing are the indications for tonight and Thursday. For Kansas Partly cloudy and warmer, cooler in western portion; southerly winds becoming variable. For Missouri Partly cloudy and warmer, snowers at nignt, warmer Friday in eastern portions, variable winds. IMPORTANT OIL CASE. Title to Oil Lands Involved in Litigation Before Interior Department. Washington. D. C, Sept. 19. This is the date set by the Interior Depart ment for hearing the motion for review of its decision in the cases of the Kern Oil company and the Gray Eagle Mining company against C. W. ises." The cases are of considerable! importence to the oil interests on the j Pacific Coast and many valuable claims hinge on them. BOSTON BEAN FAMINE. Boston Supply Short Uses 2,500 Bushels Annually. Boston, Mass., Sept. 19. In some quarters the fear is expressed that Boston will have a bean famine. The price is mounting steadily skyward and at the present rate beans will soon become on expensive luxury. Boston, it is conservatively estimated, uses 2500 bushels daily. SANK ON FIRST TRIP. Torpedo Destroyer Strikes Bock and Founders Part of Crew Saved. London, Sept. 19. Cobra, a turbine fitted torpedo destroyer, struck a rock in the north sea today and foundered. Twelve of the fifty in the crew were rescued. It was the Cobras first trip. DUMONT FAILS AGAIN. Frenchman's Dirigible Baloon Falls but Operator is Again Unhurt. Paris, Sept. 19. Santos Dumont attempted to make another trip in his dirigible baloon today. Wind split the silk and the machine fell, but Dumont was again unhurt. CAPTURED BY THE BOERS. General Botha Bags Three Companies of the Kings Troops. Pretoria, Sept. 19. General Botha with a thousand Boers captured three companies of mounted infantry near Utrecht. Forty-six British were wounded and killed and a hundred and fifty-five were captured. STEAMER FOUNDERED. A Lake Storm Causes Loss of Vessel and Part of Crew. Sault Stemarie, Mich.. Sept. 19. The steamer Hudson foundered on Lake Superior last night. Twenty-five of the crew were drowned. On account of Memorial day the the music commtttee suggested that band play for the memorial services and omit the evening concert. But one concert besides playing for services, a concert will be given tomorrow night. The band wishes to show it's appreciation for the ever-ready subscriptions of the citizeus, and will not slight one concert, unless it is impossible to give it. The street Icommittee of the coun cil and Street Commissioner Stoner had a meeting with former Poll Tax Collector Love yesterday afternoon with the view of arriving at a settlement. Mr. Love promised to return the book that he claimed to have lost. Mr. Stoner has found another receipt that does not correspond with the number on the stub and he will give another dollar to the holder of the re- ceigt bearing the corresponding num ber. Mrs. Anna Farrell, qne of the oldest residents of this city, residing at 617 Lowman street, died last night of old age. Mrs. Farrell was a widow, her husband having died years ago here. She was 85 years old and had resided here for a number of years. The fun eral will be held tomorrow morning at o'clock from the residence. Interm ent will be made in the Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Etta Burt, who resides at 821 South Crawford street, had the mis- brtune of having a new set of harness stolen from her barn night before last. he loss was reported to the police and they were recovered at Wierich's second hand store where they had been sold. Out of. respect for the late President McKinley instructions were received in the city today that commencing with 2 o 'clock on the entire system of the M. K. & T. road work would csase for five minutes. Not a wheel moved or bit of work was per- ormed in any departments. Advertising car No. 2 of Pawne Bill's Wild West Show which comes here on October 1st, arrived in the city last night and this morning the bill poster went out into the country and advertised the small towns. Robert Dawson and daughter, Miss Morrie, who have been here visiting the family of Engineer Kells on the East Side, returned to their home in Sedalia last night. The bill-boards of the city are being decorated with bills, representing Pawnee Bill's Wild West shows, which will be here Oct. 1. They are similar to Buffalo Bill's advertising matter Illffll I PI. McKinley's Remains laid to Rest at His Old Home. D (TH D I f WFPT HI 111 The Final Scenes Were the Most Touch ing of any Since the Death Scene Itself. MRS. M'KINLEY PROSTRATED. The Grief Stricken Wife Was Not Able to Attend the Services at the Church or Tomb. Canton, Sept. 19. Funereal indeed was the dawn of the day on which President McKinley's remains were borne to Woodlawn cemetery. Lowering crowds overcast the heavens and a chilling mist fell. Towards noon, however, the sun came out strong, bringing out by contrast the sombre decorations throughout the city. Every telegraph pole wa3 draped with black while the houses were covered with mourning cloth. Black and white banners were stretched at frequent intervals above the heads of the multitude. The streets were so congested that movement became practically impossible. President Roosevelt, the cabinet, honorary pall bearers and troop "A" of Cleveland assembled at the McKinley house at 12:30. The flag draped casket was borne from the house by soldiers and sailors to the First M. E. church of which the late president was a trustee. The Grand Army and a band playing a dirge headed the cortege. The president and cabinet followed with representatives of the three branches of the Ohio state government. Honorary pall bearers preceded the funeral car with the family and party following it. Mrs. McKinley in a climax of grief was forced to remain in the darkened, lonesome home, attended by physicians. The walls of the church were hidden by crape and flowers in magnificent designs. The simple services there were conducted by Revs. Milligan, Presbyterian; Hall, Trinity Lutherian; Herbruck, Trinity Reform. Rev. Manchester, a civil war comrade of McKinley, delivered the funeral oration. A selected choir sang the favorite hymns of the late president. The casket was not opened. The final sad march from the church to the cemetery led past the McKinley home. Mournful sounds of bands, the solemn faces of the tear-stained thousands, who stood bareheaded, caused a penetrating feeling of general, poig- eant grief that marked the passage of the cortege. At Woodland no clods of earth fell upon the coffin of President McKinley, to break by their awful sound the hearts of those who loved him, no sextons desecrated that idolized body by tramping down clay upon it. Two great bronze doors closed with metalic clang and a curtain of funereal black fell across the tomb. Women cried aloud and strong men sobbed, and while the soft strains of "Nearer My God to Thee" stole out over the grief stricken multitude the sun shone out for a moment as if in gentle benediction, and the last chapter of William McKinley's life was written. The thousands at thecemetery voiced the grief they felt and millions more in a thousand towns and hamlets all over the land joined them in their lamentations. Chicago, Sept. 19. Never before has there been such a general suspen sion of business here as there is today in memory of McKinley. Two millions of people paid rever ent tribute to his memory. Fifty thousand marched in the memorial parade this afternoon, escorting the carriage in which McKinley rode two years ago as the guest of the city. The I most impressive scene was at 2:30 when the parade stopped and utter silence excepting the tolling of the bells, prevailed throughout the city for five minutes. San Francisco, Sept. 19. Throughout the Pacific coast business was suspended today, and services and meetings in McKinley's honor were held in every town. Cincinnati, Sept. 19. The memorial service at Music hall today was marked by the eulogy on McKinley by Senator Foraker which was eloquence itself. "His whole life," he said, "was given to humanity but in his death we find his most priceless legacy." New York, Sept.?19. Business ceased today and services were held in all the churches. The metropolis gave herself up entirely to the observances honoring the memory of McKinley. All railway traffic ceased for five minutes this afternoon. London, Sept. 19. This i genera-mourning day for McKinley's death. Even the busses are draped in crepe. Memorial services at West Minster will be attended by royalty, the diplomatic corps and leading politicians. Vienna, Sept 19. Memorial services were held at the British embassy today. Emperor Joseph, his cabinet and leading diplomats attended the services, which were very impressive. Glasgow, Sept. 19. The exhibition was closed today in memory of Presi dent McKinley. The cage of the lail containing all of the prisoners has been removed to the corner of the court house yard ! while the improvements are going on. The work is progressing rapidly, most all of the old structure having been torn down. C"

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