President at Buffalo
Mr. McKinley and Party Greeted by Thousands.
To-day the President Will Take Part in the Ceremonies of “President’s
at the Pan-American Exposition.
BUFFALO, Sept. 4.—President McKinley,
in whose honor Thursday, Sept. 5, has been set down on the Pan-American
Exposition calendar, entered Buffalo to-night through the portals
of the Rainbow City. A few members of the party left the Presidential
train at the Central Station, but the President and Mrs. McKinley,
the Misses Barber, and Miss Sarah Duncan, the President’s niece,
and the members of the Reception Committee were taken at once to
the north gate of the exposition grounds. 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. At 6:30 the blowing of whistles in the factories
north of the exposition grounds announced the approach of the train.
A few minutes later President McKinley, with Mrs. McKinley leaning
on his arm and surrounded by the Reception Committee, emerged from
the entrance to the terminal station and was loudly cheered. President
McKinley, with Mrs. McKinley and John G. Milburn, President of the
Exposition Company, entered the first carriage, which was drawn
by four handsome bays. The President acknowledged the salutations
of the crowd by bowing and raising his hat. Mrs. McKinley, who looked
remarkably well, also smiled.
The carriages paused for a moment
on the Triumphal Bridge to allow the members of the party to take
in the beauties of the grounds. They were then rapidly driven out
of the Lincoln Parkway entrance, 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
To-morrow morning at 10 o’clock, President
McKinley will leave Mr. Milburn’s house accompanied by an escort
of mounted police and cavalry, and proceed to the exposition grounds,
where ceremonies will be held in honor of the day.