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DESCRIBES OPERATION ON
jBISKS HIS WOUNDS ARE MORE DAN
GEROUS THAN THEY ARE GEN
ERALLY BELIEVED TO TVS.
president llrHlnlr> hai received a. more
100. wound <l:nn »v«* at flr.t reported.
imß f recover, bat the chance* are evenly
licbfd *»iili Uio danjrert. Jndslnfs from
* ballrtinn of »1»»« afternoon •(•.tins that
I,! temperature " M 1O:: ****'*•' I «bo D
, (bat bU €-<«ii«lltlo» wraa worse now than
after the operation. >>*-*n-thlem». no one
prrdlct what will happen tbnn early.
statement was made yesterday to a
Tribune reporter by Dr. Edward Wallace Lee.
Vho took part In the operation on the Presi
ieo. ca Friday half an hour after the shooting.
D» Lee left Buffalo on Friday night at 11:30
the Delaware. Lackawanna and Western
V^ and reached this city yesterday noon.
He rtitUt- .at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, where
be«H>l» !in detail last night the operation
3 tie President, and described the character
rf tie wound inflicted r>y Czosgoaß*e bullet.
Dr. Lee v as the medical director of the Omaha
reposition in l*r>S, ar.d. accordingly, was well
known to the staff of physicians under Dr.
tl E. Parke, the medical director of the Pan-
American Exposition. Dr. Lee's home is in St.
Louis, and he had visited the exposition at
Buffalo, as be put it. merely as a sightseer.
In telling of bow he came to be present at
the operation. Pr. L^e S3id:
-I was wandering aimlessly along the Mid
way ar4 had readied that part of the con
ctrarw which is bounded on' one Bide by the
Fbow TJarkness and Dawn' and The Old Ken
tacky Home,* when me one ran up to me and
sart: Tresidert ICcKtaley has been shot. They
want you at the Emergency Hospital/
ALMOST STUNNED BY THE NEWS.
"The news almost stunned me. but I did not
realize its full purport until I had reached the
hospital. There I found the President stretched
out en the operating table. The clothes had
been removed from the upper part of his body.
disclosing the two wounds.
"Th" flirt, which could not truly be called a
¦assd. but v.as. in fact, more of a bruise, had
been caused by the bullet grasinp the flesh of
the breast and leaving an angry red mark- The
second brllet was seer, to have penetrated into
the abdomen, and had struck five and a half
inches below the left nipple and one and a half
inches to the left of the median line.
"Dr. Mann and Dr. Parke. two eminent aur
geons of Buffalo, had been summoned, and all
vere anxiously watting their arrival. Dr. Mann
arrived scon. bat Dr. Parke. It was learned, was
at Niagara Fails, and could not reach the scene
for home time.
• At that time there were present around th«
Dperattaj table Dr. P. M. Rtxey. the President's
personal phreician; Dr. M. B. Mann and Dt. H.
'Jut soon mb I saw the President I was struck
with his condition. '/here was a pallor In his
fr.ee, and on examination It was found that his
pulse was abnormally high. There was every
indication that the man was dangerously
wounded and that an immediate operation was
••There »«s a consultation of the physicians
as to whether It was expedient to wait longer
for Dr. Park* or to begin at once. It was finally
flwided to go ahead with the operation. All the
while I was greatly impressed with the Presi
dent's fortitude. He wore a falrt smile on his
fate, and yet all the while his expression In
dicated that Ijp knew the serlouanee? of the
wound, that it hud been inflicted by a man who
h«d planned to kill him. :»nd that the ultimate
success of the treatment was as yet problemat
"Having decided to perform the operation, one
of us eaid:
" "Mr. Frrs!d«-r.t, :-cur condition demand* an
¦ "Gentlemen.* v.nr the answer, uttered In a
low. (juiet in\p, ss If : ->lut. to some littie child,
1 wart yea to do whatever Id your Judgment
Tou thirl: It rccessß.ry.*
•That hi t»« last tfetn* he said at the hospital.
We di • net erK^vurap* blag to talk, for «re knew
fct the rror<= <juiet he wa» and the mere free
Sen excitement, the more likelihood of success
vculd attend the operation.
DR. MANN TAKES CHARGE.
"Dr. Mann then took charge, and the flesh
**J cleaned by rha-.ir.g end by antiseptic solu
tion The President was then put under the
Whienoe of anesthetics, which acted promptly
«afi satisfactorily. An Incision was then made
te the abdomen, through the aperture mad.' by
the bullet, about four and one-half inches long.
Through this opening the stomach was drawn,
»nd on examination It was found that the bullet
had passed straight through this organ. As the
had ha i a hearty luncheon between
land 2 o'clock, the stomach was partly filled
*lfc ur.dt?- • food. This had oozed through
*¦! holes in the stoamch to a certain extent and
*4 run down into the abdominal cavity. Since
¦¦* abdomen Is inclosed in a lining known as
*« peritoneum, this lining had also been per
forated by th, bullet.
"The bullet could not be found. Accordingly.
«c abdoainal cavity was washed clean with
•Aseptic solutions, end all possible care taken
t» destroy any infectious germs.
The holes in the stomach were ugly ones, and
Posterior hole was much more Jagged and
. ™ than the one in front, through which the
"«*« Passed first. This I consider a most s*rl
™» matter, although to be expected, since the
St^ bad spent some of its force by the time
cad reached the further side of the stomach.
J^ thus tore rather than pierced lv way
1d * ft<r repeated bathing of the wounded parts
« antiseptic lotions the aperture* in the
tfcrt! h WeT * Bewed up with «ilk sutures, and
-««<>minal cut was Hewed together with silk-
t2li external wound was then carefully
t^«a with an antiseptic bath, and a wide
binding was applied. The body was
*«* foTrtST 4 !n Bheeta - around which blankets
*• •JabuU^ici 1 the >>r'*l(lfr '* 1(lf - rt »-a« Haced in
" .^CONSCIOUS WHEN MOVED.
President was still unconscious when the
. aoa was completed end the ambulance had
th, hh t mJn ° ned tO **"* the wounded man to
tit*!/' °? Preslden t Milbum. This was fortu.
tni^] «» It was much bett»r for him to be
'* &a toJL 10 ,,* 0 ««»«>»clous condition than
**?** cr^vehfcle *° ** eonsclou " •< "»•
'¦dockX 6 ?, .** M . - MM-Wt house about 9
jJs**i-ieevenlng tO learn of Mr - McKinley's
V that l - m * » wa « told ihat he
>• O, trd h?* rt w bly * lWt Bu ffa!o at 11:20
CBto^ n J? tthant f hanc * to ltarn further con-
Toi*Vl2 ?** n unlll J «-"->ved here In
>'»e7ifS lt noon to-day."
"> ZL" 1 * bulletin, that you ha*« en." asked
Co»«*u*d •« • # c*»« «.««•.
In this picture Secretary Cortelyou Is shown behind the When travelling he While his carriage stopped he would be busy
President, and George Foster, his bodyguard, In the fore- would oblige the pho- shaking hands,
KNOW THETLL BE CLOSELY
HAD PLANNED STARTING NEW GROUPS
BIT WILL KEEP QUIET FOR A
WHILE— THK PRECAUTIONS
OF THK POLK l .
The anarchists of this city and of neighboring
towns !n Mew-Jersey were worried yesterday as
they have not been since Brescl killed King
Humbert of Italy. They are not eorry that
CzoJgosz attempted to kill President McKlniey.
except to the extent that it la likely to interfere
with their plans. New circles were about to be
organized In different parts of the city, it Is
said, and plans were carefully laid for the spread
of "red shirt" Ideas.
Now from every side comes the cry "Down with
the anarchists!" Many prominent men have ex
pressed the opinion that It is time for the strong
arm of the law to step in and place restriction.
on the bands of lawless men who hold weekly
meetings In dingy barrooms on the East Side,
both up and down town, and in Hoboken, Jer
sey City and Pafrson. They have been free
from police Interference in the past as long as
•their meetings were orderly, but. in view of
Friday's crime, there is a strenuous demand for
stricter ensures. • - .--.--¦-•'•-• — •- .— * ¦-¦ - •-•
The anarchists are frightened. They ha.V«
found the United States a safe haven from the
secret service of European powers. They have
flocked here from Russia, France, Italy, Spain
and Germany. The leaders have had an easy
time of It. for dissatisfied workmen bought tlu-m
drinks and contributed to their support for the
pleasure of hearing their rabid utterances. Now,
by the act of a man who may or may not have
been a member of an organized group, all this
security is endangered.
This Is why the anarchists are so willing to
deny any knowledge of the would-be assassin.
The/ ere afraid that public opinion, < nee
aroused, as it is likely to be aroused over the
attempt on the life of the President, will push
them to th» wall or drive them back to Europe,
•where the police art only too anxious to lay
band ; on there . They did not show the Fame
sptr't over the death of King Humbert. They
expressed no sorrow; rather, they gloated openly
ever the assassin's sitccesp. The members of the
Patcrson group, after one day of pretended ig
ncranc-?, openly owned Bresci and held public
rneetl^es in his honor.
"We v.lll have to be careful for a while," said
John Mi yesterday, as he talked anarchy with
some of his followers. "The pollen will watch
us more closely until this blows over. It is a
bad thing for anarchy."
'We will have to be careful." said Pedro Ks
teve, leader of the Italian anarchists. "This,
following shortly after the killing of Humbert,
may make us trouble."
It Is said that Esteve came to this city on Fri
day night to confer with other anarchist leaders
as to their plans for the future. Some of the
East Bide Germans, who are not ns radical as
the Russian and Italian anarchists, were in
favor of holding a mass meeting to express sor
row at the act of Ozolgosz. Most and others ridi
culed the Idea. They say that such a meet
would never deceive the public. The final de
cision was that It would bo best for the anar
chists to keep quiet. The blackboards In the
various saloons where notices of meetings are
posted were brushed clean yesterday. It was
said that no more meetings would be held for a
At Police Headquarters little Interest seemed
to be taken In the attempted assassination. The
detectives who work among the anarchists
seemed confident that there was no New- York
"end" to the crime. They »a!d they we mak
ing a close investigation, however, and that all
known anarchists would be watched.
The last trouble which the police had with the
anarchists was five months ago. Complaints
came to headquarters that Emma Goldman was
holding meetings in First-st. They were noisy,
and the police stopped them. She started up
again in a hall in Second-aye., between Eighty
fln«t and Eighty-second sts. These meetings
were also stopped, and the woman was per
suaded that she would better leave the city.
Police Commissioner Murphy does not appre
hend any trouble from anarchists In this city.
He said yesterday:
"The police of this city have always held the
anarchists well In hr-.nd. We have never had
any outbreaks here, nnd do not expect any.
Anything like r.pen violence will be checked by
th» police with great rrmness. It Is true that
there are a number <>t anarchists in the city,
but they are not very active. They confine
themselves to making speeches and distributing
literature. Their speeches have, as a rule, been
mild, and their bohnvior has been within the
The majority of the Italians In this city have
been very bitter against all anarchists since one
of their number sailed to Italy and killed King
Humbert. The United Italian Societies has been
particularly active in watching the Patersoh
"reds." One of the officers of this organization
said yesterday to a Tribune reporter:
Now it the time to put an end to anarchy in
the United States. We tried to have some ac
tion taken a year ago when Bresci killed Hum-
C*AtinnrMl OB At tit pajf«.
PRESIDENT M'KINLEY AMONG THE PEOPLE.
ANARCHY INSPIRED THE BLOW
HOW THE SHOOTING OF PRESIDENT M'KINLEY WAS
PLANNED AND EXECUTED.
ACCOUNTS OF THE TRAGEDY BY MEN WHO SAW IT.
Leon Czolgos7. who attempted to assassinate President McKinley, in his
confession to the police ni Buffalo toM how he planned and executed the crime.
The idea was first su^is este(^ to him. he said, by hearing a lecture by Emma
Goldman, the notorious anarchist. He went to Buffalo on ; that the
President was to visit the exposition, and there finally determined to shoot Mr.
McKinley. He watched carefully for an opportunity to carry out his purpose,
bein^ once prevented by a guard, who thrust him aside as he '\;i : about to tire.
Graphic stories of the tragedy were told by some of those who witnessed it, all
agreeing that the President's first thought was for '.
RTORTES OF THE SHOOTING.
TOLD BY WITNESSES OF THE TRAGEDY—
THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST THOUGHT
FOR HIS WIFE.
Buffalo. Sept. 7.— A prominent exposition offi
cial who stood n«»i»r the President gives a
graph!*- <ie?<v<n»!-»n ** ?*.•* itctru at th« ?irru-
Csolgoss fired ih» cowrardlN shot.
"A little girl was immediately ahead of him
In the line." he nays, "and the President, after
patting her kindly on the head, turned with a
smile of welcome and extended hand. The as
sassin thrust out both his hands, brushed aside
the President's right hand with his left band,
lurched forward against the President, and.
thrusting his right hand dose against his
breast, pulled the trigger twlee.
"The shots came in such quick succession as
to be almost simultaneous. At the first shot the
President quivered and clutched at his chest.
At the second shot he doubled slightly forward
and sank back. It all happened In a moment.
Quick as wan CsolgOSZ, he was not quick enough
to fire a third shot. Almost before the noise of
the firing sounded he was seized by a Secret
Service man who stood directly opposite the
President, and hurled to the floor. A huge
negro leaped upon htm as he fell and they rolled
over on the floor. Soldiers of th.- United States
Artillery detailed at the reception sprang upon
the pair, and exposition police and Secret Ser
vice detectives also rushed upon them. A de
tective clutched the assassin's right hand, tore
from it the handkerchief and seized the re
volver. The artillerymen, peeing Czolgosx with
the revolver, grabbed him and held him power
less. Snatching the pistol from his grasp, a pri
vate of the artillery got th" pistol.
KNEW WHAT HAD HAPPENED.
"Meanwhile, the President, supported by De
tective Geary and President Rfllbuirn and sur
rounded by Secretary George B. Cortelyou, Ed
ward R. Rice, James L. Quackenbush, John N.
Scateberd, Louis L. Babcock and other exposi
tion officials, was assisted to a chair. His face
was deathly white. He mad- no outcry, but
sank back, with one hand holding his abdomen,
the other fumbling at his breast. His eyes were
open and he was clearly conscious of all that
happened. He looked up Into President Mil
burn's face and gasped the name of his secre
"Mr. Cortelyou bent over the President, who
gasped brokenly: 'Be careful about my wife.
Do not tell her.
"Then, moved by a paroxysm of pain, he
writhed to the left, and his eyes fell upon the
prostrate form of his would-be murderer lying
on the floor, bloodstained and helpless beneath
the blows of the guard. The President raised
his right hand, stained with his own blood, and
placed it on the shoulder of his secretary.
" 'Let no one hurt him,' he gasped, and sank
back as his secretary ordered the guard to bear
the murderer out of the President's sight. They
carried Czolgosz Into a side room at the north
west corner of the temple."
On many material points, and particularly the
utterances of the President after he was shot,
the witnesses of yesterday's tragedy at the
Temple of Music fail to agree. The action of
the tragedy was very fast, and Its commission
was followed by a scene of confusion, in which It
was difficult either to see or hear with accuracy,
however close one stood to the President and
his assailant. It is now conceded that the Presi
dent did not say "May God forgive him" after
he was shot, and agreed that his first audible
speech was a reference to his wife: "I trust
Mrs. McKinl»y will not be Informed of this; at
least I hope It will not be exaggerated."
A newspaper reporter who stood Just behind
the President when the shooting occurred gave
one of the clearest accounts related so far.
FIRING THE SHOTS.
"I stood about ten feet from the President and
saw Czolgosz approach him," he said. "The lat
ter had his right hand drawn up. close to his
breast, and a white linen handkerchief wrapped
about it bore the appearance of a bandage. He
extended his left hand, and I am quite" sure th«
. onlinunl «m tif«li |>n«»-.
Lord Coleridge said: "Th« Hudson Is th a"? 8 *
b««utlful river In th. world.". Th« ©*y Un« ••rvic«
-•l* made to match it.— Advu
MARKS FULL CONFESSION.
CZOLGOSZ TELLS BOW HE FOLLOWED
THE PRESIDENT THREE DAYS i AND
FINALLY SHOT HIM.
Chicago, Sept. 7. — A dispatch to "The Dally
News" from Bull i pays the statement of
I>ein CjßQ^KQgz made to the polic*, and signed
Of '.hf priMr.cr, 1:» as follows:
"I «as born In Detroit nearly twenty-nine
year* a*«>. My parents were Russian Foles.
They came here forty-two years ago. I got my
education In the public schools of Detroit, and
then went to Cleveland, where I grot work.
j:i i eland I read books on socialism and mot
a great many socialists, I was pretty well
known as a socialist in the West. After being
In Cleveland for several years I went to Chi
. .Ik". where I remained several month?, after
which I wont to New burg, on the outskirts of
Cleveland, and went to work In the Kewburg
'During the last rive years I have had as
friend anarchists in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit
¦¦".•I othf-r .Western cities, and I suppose I be
came more or lens bitter, res, 1 know I was
bitter, I never had much link at anything, and
this preyed upon me. It miule me morose ana
envious, but what started the craze to kill was
a lecture 1 heard some little time ago by Emma
Goldman. She was In Cleveland, and I and
other anarchists went to hear her. She set in.
"Her doctrine that all rulers should be exter
minated was what set me to thinking, so that
my head nearly pplh with th pain Miss Gold
man's words went rlj ht through me. and when
I left the lecture 1 had made up my mind that
I would have to do something heroic for the
cause I loved.
"Eight days ago, while I was In Chicago, I
read in a Chicago newspaper of President ; Mc-
Klnley's visit to ihe Pan-American Exposition
at Buffalo. Thai day 1 bought a ticket for Buf
falo, and got. here with the determination to do
thing, but I did not know just what. I
thought of shooting the President, but I had not
formed a plan.
"1 went to live at No. 1.078 Broadway, which
is a saloon and hotel. John Nowak; a Pole a
port of politician, who lias led his people here
for years, owns It. I told Now'ak that" I came
to see the fair. Me knew nothing about hat
was Betting me crazy. I went to the exposition
grounds a couple of times a dp.y.
"Not until Tmsday morning did the resolution
to shoot the President take n hold of me. It
was In my hi art; there was no escape for me.
I could not have conquered it had my life been
at stake. There were thousands of people in
town on Tuesday. I heard it was President's
Day. All those people seemed bowing to the
great ruler. I made up my mind to kill that
ruler. I bought a .32-calibre revolver and load
"On Tuesday night I went to the fair grounds
and was near the railroad irate when the Presi
dential party arrived. I tried to gel near him,
but the police for l me back. They forced
everybody back, so that the great ruler
could pass. I was close to the Presi
dent when he got Into the grounds, but
was afraid to attempt the assassination, be
cause there were so many men in the body
guard that watched him. I was not afraid of
them or that I would gel hurt, but afraid I
might be seised and that my chance would be
"Well, he went away that time and I went
home. On Wednesday I went to the grounds
and stood right near the President, right under*]
him. near the stand from which he spoke.
"I thought half a dozen times of shooting
while he was speaking, but I could not get close
enough. I was afraid I might mica; and, then,
the great crowd was always jostling, and l was ,
afraid lest my aim fail. I waited until Thurs- ¦¦
day, and the President got into his carriage
again and a lot of men were about him and |
formed a cordon that I could not get through.
I was tossed about by the crowd and my spirits
were getting pretty low. I was almost hopeless
that night as I went home.
"Yesterday morning I went again to the ex
position grounds. Emma Goldman's speech was
still burning me up. I waited near the central t
entrance for the President, who was to board
his special train from that pate, but the police
allowed nobody but the President's party to
pass out while the train waited. So I stayed at
the grounds all day waiting.
"During yesterday l first thought of biding
my pistol under my handkerchief. I was afraid
if 1 had to draw it from my pocket I would be :
seized by the guards. I got to the Temple of
Music the first one, and waited at the spot j
where the reception was to be held.
"Then he came— the President— the ruler— and
I got in line and trembled and trembled, until I
got right up to him. and then I shot him twice
through my white handkerchief. I would have j
fired more, but I was stunned by a I, low in the ;
face — a frightful blow that knocked me down— ;
and then everybody jumped on me. I thought I i
would be killed. an.l was surprised at the way :
they treated mo."
Czolgosz ended his story in utter exhaustion. i
When he had about concluded be was asked:
"Did you really mean to kill the President?"
"I did." was the coldblooded reply.
"What was your motive? What Rood could it
dor* he was asked.
"I am an anarchist. I am a disciple of Emma
Goldman. Her words set me on tire," he replied.
i'-\)pvrl«ht. i»Ol: by T.i« Trtiur.o *noc'.»rlca. 1
PRESIDENT'S CONDITION GKAYE
ATTEXDL\G PHYSICIANS TAKE A GLOOMY VIEW OF THA
CRISIS EXPECTED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.
President McKinley's condition was said to be extremely grave last night*
The attending phyr.ic ans hold out hope, and are somewhat encouraged be
cause no symptom; of blood poisoning have appeared, but they taks a gloomy
view of the futurs. The crisis, they think, will probably coma within twenty
four hours. Peritonitis is the chief danger feared.
The bullet, in the abdomen has not yet been removed.
The President dozed mest of the day, with two physicians and two nurses
constantly beside him. He has taken no nourishment sines he was s
Mrs. McKinley is bearing up with fortitude.
WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY. NO FALSE HOPE HELD OUT.
OFFICIAL BULLETINS REPORT NO
CHANGE FOR THE WORSE IN
THE PRESIDENTS CONDITION.
Buffalo, Sept. 7.— A report comes from a trust
worthy source late to-night that the President's
condition Is quite satisfactory. If he can sus
tain the same measure of strength for twenty
four hours longer th» outlook will be decidedly
The following bulletins were issued through
out the day by the President's physicians:
l» :•¦:<) p. mm — < on-lilioni continue much the
•»:mir. The FreHldrnt respond* ¦well to medi
cation. PnlHf, 132; temperature Mg&Sl Res
piration, 38. All temperature* reported are
ken in the rectum. The phy»lclnn« la at
tendance wish to tiny that the are too banily
enKit};€Ml to reply to imli\ lilun 1 telegram*.
P. M. RIXKV. H. MVNTKR
ROSVVEL.L. PARKE. EUGENE WASBIN,
Georpe B. Cortelyou. Secretary to the PresMent.
«:.".O p. m — There In no chance for the »nr<r
ulnt-e ln»t hnllctln. False. i:M>; temperature.
. 10^..-» dricrrmi respiration, 29.
P. M. RI.XFY. II D
> GEORGE B. CORTEI/FOU.
Secretary to the PresMent.
3i30 p. m.— The President continue* to re»t
nnletl; ; no <-liun«e for the wor«e. Pulse.
1 1O; temperature. ]4>2.2s respiration. 21.
P. M. RIXKV.
M D. MANN
ROSWELX PAR KB.
GEORGE R. CORTET/YOr.
Secretarj to the President.
•Noon.— There 1* no decided chance In the
President's condition slnee latt hnlletln.
Pulse. l.'JO s temperature. :«»2: respiration. 28.
P M. RrXEY. M. D
GROTtGX P. CORTEL.YOU.
Secretary f> the President.
9 fi. m.-.Pr"««.|raf nn «-.-.! m fairly comfor*
itble nisrlit and no nrrinu* ijmjitomi hare
developed. Pulse. I4<S: temperature, 1O2:
P. M RrXET.
M. D MANN.
HERMAN MYNTK '.
GEORGE B. CORTEIWOr.
Secretary t.- the, President.
O a. m.— The President has passed v Rood
nlarht. Temperature. lO2j pulse. ItO: respira
r M. RIXEY.
GEORGE B fORTELTOf,
Secretary to the President.
A AM}' APPARATUS SHIPPED.
EDISON HURRIES His BEST MACHINE.
WITH A PARTY OF EXPERTS.
Oranpe. N. J.. Sept. 7 (Special).— The stricken
President is to have the- nid of the best and
most Improved X ray apparatus which can be
constructed in the Edisou laboratory. This
afternoon a telephone message was received
over the long distance lines from Secretary
Cortelyou direct by Thomas A. Edison, asking
that an X ray apparatus of the best kind be
rushed '¦ Buffalo with all possible speed.
Mr. Edison at once proceeded to put all the
resources! of t!ie Eulson works Into ration
William K. Cilm-iie. £er,eral manager of th<»
works, ordered Pfter Weber, the superintendent
of the X raj department, to lose no time. There
was no machint or the best type completed, but
several were nearly so, and a force of men
were put at work with lightning speed to finish
one, while others were at work preparing an
ample supply of tubes of all shapes and sizes.
Mr. Gllnior* established communication at
once with Superintendent Ketcham of the Del
aware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad! and
requested him to make up a special train for
P.uffalo. On ascertaining that the apparatus
would not be ready for a while, Mr. Ketcham
suggested that the regular express train leav
ing Hoboken at 6:30 p. m. would fill all needs.
:is it would arrive in Buffalo by 7 a. m.. In
ample time to use the apparatus before the
President was made ready for the operation.
A telegram was sent to Secretary Cortelyoa
saying that the apparatus was going forward
and would be In Buffalo at 7 ;.. m.. and that
two of Mr. Edison's most experienced men, •
Messrs. Luhr and Dollie. would go with it. Mr. i
(Liitmore abo communicated with Mr. Knoll, of ]
the Hudson Street Hospital. New- York, who j
has had much experience in the application of
the X ray.', and asked him to go on with the |
apparatus and give the party the benefit of his \
experience. He met the party at Hoboken. Mr.
Edison also telegraphed to Mark Graf, man
ager of the Edison exhibit at the Buffalo Ex
position, to render all possible assistance and
to fret one of the best machines there in Instant j
readiness, so that there- would be at least two !
machines to use. if one failed to accomplish I
what was expected or proved not specially ]
adapted to the particular case.
DEFENCE FUND FOR CZOLOSZ,
UNION HILL ANARCHISTS TRYING TO
RAISE (INK. IT IS SAID.
The anarchists of Union Hill. N. J.. and West
lloboken. held a secret meeting yesterday af
ternoon. About twenty-five anarchists left the
city, taking their families and luncheon baskets. I
as If they were going to a picnic. Once outside .
the thickly tiled section, the "reds" left their
wives and children, and hurried to their head
quarters, the saloon of Tua Brothers, at Cen- •
tral-av*. and Savoy-.-!. The police followed,
but could not gain access to the meeting room. !
anri not a word v. as heard of what the anar- '
chtsU said. The meeting lasted almost two !
When the anarchists dispersed the leaders :
were shadowed by order of Chief of Police Me- i
Cauley. who says he will not let any of them
get out of town. It is said the meeting was
held for the purpose of raising a subscription
to help pay the expenses of Caolgosz when he is
I'KESIUKN T MKIM.KYS PiIYSiriANS FX
AH7.K TO PRKIHi T TF'K' ItKSrLT—
nouTowna thi i».v.\"*;Ea. • •
Buffalo. Sept.'".— President m sTlnMjni condi
tion Is extremely grave. The crisis will probably
come within twenty-four hours. While his phy
sicians hold out bop*, and the developments of
the day have ben somewhat encouraging, in,
that none of the symptoms of peritonitis or
blood poisoning, which they so much dread, hava
appeared, medical experience with similar
wounds strikes terror to their hearts, and they
shake their heads gloomily when they speak of.
the future. Although their distinguished pa
tient's condition has been favorable throughout
the day. they do not desire to buoy the country
up with false hopes. Inflammation ia what they
fear, and at the first sign in that direction taa
country must steel itself for the awful blow.
BULLET NOT YET EXTRACTED.
For the time being the bullet of the assassin
which Is still in the body Is a secondary consid
eration. While it has not been absolutely lo
cated, they all agree that after passing- through
the abdominal cavity and perforating both walla
of the stomach proper it lodged In the fleshy
muscles of the back, and, If necessity required.
It could be easily located with the Rontgen
ray and extracted. They agree that it is now
of more importance that the President should
recover from the shock of the first operation
than that the bullet should be removed.
Peritonitis is what they dread most, and after
that septic poisoning and suppuration of Oka
wound. The crucial point will come within
forty-eight hours, possibly sooner. Indeed. jjne
of the attending physicians said "To-day" "that' if
I no sign of inflammation appeared before to
morrow night he would consider the chances of
ultimate recovery- exceedingly good. Several of
his colleagues, however, are not so sanguine.
DOZING MOST OF the TIME.
The President has been dozing drowsily
throughout the major portion of the day. Tw
Physicians and two trained nurses are con
stantly at his bedside. He has not yet fully re
covered from the effects of the ether which w a3
administered to him. He was under the in
fluence of the powerful aesthetic over an
hour. The result - that, although, perfectly
rational when conscious, he dozes much of tha
time. Absolute- quiet and freedom from excite
ment the physicians regard as the great essen
tial now. aR d visitors are rigidly excluded. Not
a Cabinet officer, not even Secretary Cortelyou,
was allowed in the sick chamber to-day.
MRS. M'KIXLET'S DEVOTION.
With the exception of the physicians and at
tendants. Mrs. McKinley was the only person
who cross?,! the threshold. The President nsJMd
to see her. his physicians did not have the
heart to refuse his request. She was there only
a few minutes, seated at his bedside, as he In
his devotion to her in her illness has so often
been at hers. Mrs. McKinley has been warned
not to talk, and the President and his wife ex
changed only a few words, hut the pressure of
their hands doubtless spoke volumes. It waa
only when he asked her to be brave for botn
their snfeM that she faltered and almost broka
down. With choking throat and brimming eyes
she promised with a bow of her head. Almost
immediately thereafter she was led from tha
room by Dr. Rixey.
Mrs. McKinley throughout this trying ordeal
has shown remarkable fortitude. She has beers
mistress of herself and her sorrow, and has been;
almost as calm and self-possessed as the Presl-.
dent himself. And no more than that could bo
said, for throughout it all the President has
been cooler than those about him. He was so
yesterday when the pistol was discharged
against his breast, and he has been so to-day,
even in his semi-consciousness. . When Dr.
Rixey told Mrs. McKinley to-day of the extreme
gravity of the case she did not break down. On
the contrary, feeble as she is. grief seemed tot
lend her strength, and. like a noble woman, aha
felt that she must bear up for his sake.
NO NOURISHMENT TAKEN.
The President has taken no nourishment sine*)
he was shot. Water is given to him at Inter
vals, but no food of any kind as yet. His phy
sicians say he has plenty of reserve strength)
to draw upon, and for the present neither nour-«
ishment nor artificial stimulants are necessary.
Beyond looking after the wound no medicine ex
cept digitalis has been given. Digitalis 13 ad-
ministered to quiet his pulse, which mounted
this morning to WG. Both his respiration and
DISCONTINUANCE OF NEW YORK AND LONi>
BRANCH TRAINS VIA PKNN. RR. ,
After Saturday. Sept. 7th. the 1.10 p. m Satnrdav
train, and after Sunday. Sept. Sth the 755 A_ M
Sunday train and after Monday. Sept. 9th. the 3730
A. M. and .'.". P. M. week suy trains will be with
drawn. Returning, the trains arriving at New
York 8.13 AM Monday only. 5.3 and 11.3 Pjt
week days wU! be withdrawn after Sept 9th 'and
Sunday trains arriving 11.23 P. M. win be withdrawn
after Sept. Bth. Parlor cam will be ran ImMm
New York and Point Pleasant on tntma^JTß
and W. Additional changer will be made on tST
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