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Source: Buffalo Sunday Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Police Orders for Viewing the Body”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: 44
Issue number: 53
Part/Section: 2
Pagination: [14]

“Police Orders for Viewing the Body.” Buffalo Sunday Times 15 Sept. 1901 v44n53: part 2, p. [14].
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McKinley funeral services (Buffalo, NY: arrangements, preparations, etc.); William McKinley (death: government response); William S. Bull; Buffalo, NY (police department); Louis L. Babcock; Martin Erion; Buffalo, NY (City Hall); William McKinley (lying in state: Buffalo, NY); John Laughlin.
Named persons
Louis L. Babcock; William S. Bull; Martin Erion; John Laughlin; William McKinley; John G. Milburn.


Police Orders for Viewing the Body

     Arrangements for the funeral of the remains of President McKinley were completed by Superintendent Bull late last night and an order showing the arrangements was issued as follows:
     “Funeral escort to the remains of President McKinley will move from Mr. Milburn’s house promptly at 11:45 A. M. Sunday, September 15th. A mounted detail of 20 men, white gloves, will report to Capt. Louis Babcock (who has charge of the arrangements for the committee of ceremonies) at the Milburn house at 11:30. In addition to the military escort the funeral escort will comprise not more than ten carriages. Officer Erion will command the mounted detail. He will divide his command, placing part of the detail at the head of the column of his command and part in the rear of the column. As we have not a sufficient number of men to guard the entire length of the line of march, we will detail one officer to act as flanker on either side of the column of carriages and one man on either side for every other carriage. This will require a detail of 13 men. The detail of flankers will be in full dress uniform.
     “The captains will be instructed to send their best men, and be particular that they are scrupulously neat in their personal appearance.
     “The line of march will be as follows: Delaware Avenue to Eagle, to Franklin to the City Hall, where the remains will lie in state.
     “The military escort will form on either side of Franklin Street. The carriages will drive to the circle in front of the City Hall.
     “At a signal the people will be permitted to view the remains of the late President, moving by pairs from Eagle and Church streets simultaneously, passing through the Franklin Street doors of the City Hall and on either side of the remains, leaving the building through the Delaware Avenue door, observing the formation of twos, those on the right moving north on Delaware Avenue and those on the left south on Delaware Avenue. The people will move in close order and rapidly.”
     Senator John Laughlin appeared at Police Headquarters last night and requested Superintendent Bull to have special men sent to houses of priests and pastors of all churches to read the arrangements to their congregations. The superintendent agreed to do so.



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