Source: Iowa State Register
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “M’Kinley at Pan-American”
City of publication: Des Moines, Iowa
Date of publication: 5 September 1901
Volume number: 46
Issue number: 208
|“M’Kinley at Pan-American.” Iowa State Register 5 Sept. 1901 v46n208: p. 1.|
|William McKinley (journey: Canton, OH, to Buffalo, NY: 4 Sept. 1901); William McKinley (arrival at Pan-American Exposition: 4 Sept. 1901).|
|Ida Barber; Mary Barber; Sarah Duncan; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; John G. Milburn.|
M’Kinley at Pan-American
Presidential Party Journeyed from Canton, O., to Buffalo, N. Y., Wednesday.
Will Be the Chief Figures at the President’s Day Exercises at the Pan-American Exposition Today.
Train Reached the Exposition City Early Last Evening.
Canton, O., Sept. 4.—The president and Mrs. McKinley
and party are on their way to Buffalo. They left at 10 a. m. to-day on a special
train over the Pennsylvania. They go to Cleveland via Alliance and reach Buffalo
over the Lake Shore. The train consists of a combination car and two Pullmans,
the Omena and the Columbia, the latter occupied by the president and Mrs. McKinley.
Besides the members of the household and the executive forces, the party included
Misses Mary and Ida Barber, Mrs. McKinley’s nieces. They will be joined at Cleveland
by Miss Sarah Duncan, the president’s niece. The train is scheduled to reach
Buffalo at 4:55 this evening.
Cleveland, Sept. 4.—The presidential train reached here at 12:20 and was transferred to the Lake Shore, over which road it left at 1 o’clock.
Buffalo, Sept. 4.—President McKinley, in whose honor, Thursday, Sept. 5, has been set aside on the Pan-American exposition calendar, entered Buffalo to-night through the portals of the Rainbow City. The screeching of whistles and the booming of guns greeted the president’s train as it passed along the lake and river fronts over the belt line tracks to the exposition grounds. As the train flashed past the front a salute of twenty-one guns boomed forth from Fort Porter. An immense crowd had assembled at the railroad terminal at the exposition grounds to await the arrival of the president. A great cheer went up from the thousands who caught a glimpse of the president, and it was taken up and re-echoed by the others further back, who, although they could not see the president, knew what the cheering meant. President and Mrs. McKinley and John G. Milburn, president of the exposition company, entered the first carriage. Cheer after cheer went up from the great throng. The president acknowledged the salutations of the crowds by bowing and raising his hat. The party was driven rapidly from the station out on Lincoln parkway and up the parkway to Delaware avenue, to the home of Mr. Milburn, whose guest President and Mrs. McKinley and the members of their party will be during their stay in the city. The president remained quietly in the house during the evening, retiring at an early hour.