Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “President at Buffalo”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 5 September 1901
Volume number: 50
Issue number: 16119
|“President at Buffalo.” New York Times 5 Sept. 1901 v50n16119: p. 7.|
|William McKinley (arrival at Pan-American Exposition: 4 Sept. 1901).|
|Ida Barber; Mary Barber; Sarah Duncan; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; John G. Milburn.|
President at Buffalo
Mr. McKinley and Party Greeted by Thousands.
To-day the President Will Take Part in the Ceremonies of “President’s Day”
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 city.
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.