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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1901.
The President Passed
Away at 2:15.
Rallied Friday, But a Second Re
lapse Followed as Night
Every Effort Made to
AS THE DAY BEGAN TO DAWN
I BUFFALO, N. Y., SEPT. 14, 3 I
I A. M. PRESIDENT McKINLEY I
I DIED AT A QUARTER PAST 2 I
I O'CLOCK. I
Mllburn House, Sept. 135:55 p. m.
The president's physicians report
that his condition is crave at this
hour. He Is suffering from great pros
tration. Oxygen Is being given. He
responds to stimulants poorly. Pulse,
125; respiration, 40. George B. Cor
telyou, Secretary to the President.
Mllburn House, 6:C0 p. m. It was
announced that the president did not
respond to the oxygen, and his physi
cians said that unless he responds to
the stimulation his death was a mat
ter of only a 6hort time.
Mllburn House, 6:57 p. m. A mes
senger from the house announced that
the president was still alive, but that
there was no hope.
Mllburn House, 7:06 p. m. The
president is unquestionably dying.
Relatives of. the dying president and
moat of bis cabinet and friends in tho
house are taking their .final leave of
him. The party assembled in the main
drawing room, and Qrio by one thoy
ascended to the sick room. The 6cene
is painful, and tho silence is broken
only by sodb. In the street an awe
Btricken crowds awaits the coming of
death. The situation has developed
into one of mere waiting for the an
nouncement pf tho president's death.
Tho president became unconscious
at 6:40 and at 7:40 was barely alive.
Under the effects of stimulants the
president revived at 7:50 and called
for Mrs. McKinloy. She was taken to
"Tho president has not 20 minutes
more to live," was the announcement
from tho Mllburn house at 8 p. m.
ANXIETY AND ANGUISH.
Record of tboljust Day's Vigil Fri
. day at the PrBldent's Bedside.
Buffalo, Sept. 13. Buffalo papers
all had extras announcing tho presi
dent's relapse, on the streetB at day
light. One paper announced that tho
Save the Nation's
But His Brave
president was dying. The result was
that the whole city was thoroughly
aroused and alarmed early and before
7 o'clock crowds of people flocked in
the direction of the Mllburn residence
to learn if the latest news was not
more reassuring. They stood at the
ropeB far down the intersecting
streets and waited patiently for the
appearance of the morning bulletin.
When the sinking spell occurred it
was feared Mr. McKinley might ex
pire at any moment, as he did not re
ppond to ordinary stimulants. It waB
only when recourse was had to the
desperate resource of injecting saline
solution, which save Mrs. McKlnley's
life in San Francisco, into his veins
that tho circulation grew stronger and
after nn hour he rallied somewhat
His pulse at ono time was about 140.
But the slight rally came, and with it
returning hope. With the fresh ener
gies of daylight tho president appear
ed percpptlbjy stronger, and the pulse
(ell. several joints from tho highest.
The first physician to arrlvo for the
morning consultation was Dr. Wasdln
at 8:15. D'r, "Mann came two minutes
later. Dr. Mynter arrived at 8:23. "I
Baw tho president at 5 o'clock," said
ho," his condition was then YQry
grave." After ho entered the house,
Abner McKinley, Dr. Baer, the pres
ident's nephew by marriage, and Mr.
Mllburn camo out of tho house and
stood In conversation on the lawn.
While they were talking together
Colonel W. C. Brown of Mew York and
Lieutenant McKinloy came out of tho
house and after a hurried conference
with Abner McKinley, they hastened
to the Lenox, the hotel at which Mrs.
Abner McKinley and Secretaries Wil
son and Hitchcock are stopping.
Dr. Park did not reach the house
until 8:45, being the last physician to
arrive for the morning consultation.
At 8:50, while the consultation was
going on inside, an old woman who
was plainly a crank, approached the
inner rope and insisted upon being ad
mitted. She said she desiied to see
Mrs. McKinloy. "I have something
Important to say to her," she said.
One of the secret service men led her
aside and listened to her long story of
how she proposed to cure the presi
dent by means of herbs and prayers.
A stream of callers began arriving
early. All callers were met at the
door by Mr. Mllburn, who Informed
them that the president had rallied
Secretaries Hitchcock and Wilson,
who left the house at 5 a. m.,returned
at 8:20. They stopped on the lawn to
speak to Abner McKinley before en
tering the house.
Early Morning Scene.
At 9:30. the scene about the Mil
burn residence was one that will live
in the memory of those who witnessed
it as long as life lasts. Down the
streets in every direction people were
massed hundreds deep, while at the
corner where the headquarters of the
press are located, correspondents of
all the leading journals of the world
were waiting ready to flash tho first
news far as the wires reach. In front
of the residence tho blue-coated sol
diers paced with arms at right shoul
der. All were waiting almost breath
lessly for the news. Tho physicians
finished their consultation at 9:40.
Thfy left the house together and
stopped for a few minutes on the lawn
to convey their verdict first to the
president's brother. Tho physicians
looked serious as they walked away
from the residence. Drs. Mann and
Mynter came away together. "We are
very anxious." said Dr. Mann.
"Have you given up hope?"
"By no means." be replied.
"Is he better than when you saw
"He is better than he was in the
early hours of the morning," he responded.
Dr. Mynter had little encouragement
to offer. "I am not thoroughly with
out hope," said he. "The president
has a fighting chance, but I would be
more hopeful if the day were passed
and he had gained a little strength.
He has Improved some since early
morning, but the Improvement Is very
slight. The trouble lies with his
heart. We are stimulating It and our
treatment has been fairly successful."
Dr. Mynter admitted that saline so
lution and other means to keep the
action of the heart were being admin
istered. "Do you still have hope of saving
the president's life?" Dr. Mynter was
"I will say in answer to your ques
tion," replied Dr. Mynter, hesitating
ly, "that I do not consider the case ab
solutely hopeless. I should be more
hopeful If the day were passed and it
had shown some Improvement in his
Dr. Mynter's remarks left the in
ference that the crisis might bj pro
longed. First Morning Bulletin.
The official bulletin Issued by the
physicians at 9 a. m. read as follows:
"The president's condition has some
what improved during the past few
hours. There is a better response to
stimulation. He is conscious and free
from pain. Pulse 128, temperature 99.8.
The bulletin was slightly reassur
ing, but his pulse was up to 128 and
the conviction grew that it was al
most a forlorn hope. It waB learned
that the physicians had decided that
it would not be well for Mrs. McKin
ley to enter the sick room, both on
account pf her feeble health and the
excitement It might cause the presi
dent. So far as can be learned, Mrs.
McKinley had not been informed up lo
10 o'clock of the grave condition of
Shortly after 10 o'clock tho intimate
friends and relatives of the president
who were telegraphed for began to ar
rive and there assembled in the down
stairs rooms of the Mllburn house
Senator Hapna, Senator Fairbanks,
former Secretary of State Day, Secre
tary WUson and Secretary Hitchcock,
Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Baer, Abner
McKinley, Miss Helen McKinley and
Mrs. J. T. Duncan, sisters of the pres
ident, and Mrs. Lafayette McWllllams,
in addition to John G. Mllburn, form
er Postmaster General Blssel, John N.
Scatcherder, of Buffalo, and Congress
man Alexander of the Buffalo district.
Senator Hanpa came on a special
train from Cleveland, accompanied by
Mrs. Hanna, Colonel Myron T. Her
rlck, Miss Barber and a few other
friendB of uio president. He received
the newB at 4 a. m. and Immediately
ordered a special train.
All the cabinet officers were sum
moned at 3 a. m. Dr. W. W Johnston
of Washington, who Is at Portsmouth,
N. H., and Dr Janeway of New York,
both celebrated heart specialists were
summoned A celebrated heart spe
cialist who has been watching the
bulletins closely, expressed the opin
ion that the extreme weakness of the
heart was due to the shock of tho first
bullet, which struck the president's
breastbone and had now manifested
itself for the first time.
The Rev. Dr. Corwin Wilson, who
was once pastor of First Methodist
church, Canton, O., where tho president
attended, was among those who called
at the house during tho morning.
When he left he said: "Yes, there Is
hope for the president. His brother
tells me he is making the supremo
fight of his life. I feel most deeply
for the president, for at Canton In by
gone days I was his pastor, and truly
know his noble character."
Secretary Hitchcock was heartbrok
en by the sudden dashing down of tho
high hopes he had held of the presi
dent's recovery. "I refuse to surrend
er," said he, with great emotion at
10:30. "I will not give up hope while
life remains. I shall hope on and pray
on .to the end."
Vice President Roosevelt was heard
from shortly after 10 a. m. He hod
received the news of the president's
serious condition and sent word from
the Tahowus club in the Adlrondacks,
where he was staying, that he would
come at once. He would stop at Al
bany for news and there determine
his future movement.
Congressman Alexander, at 10:45
gave the most encouraging news of
the morning. Ho said: "It Is nnt
true that the physicians are without
hope or that those gathered in tho
house are despondent. The lowering
of the heart action is a natural result
of the giving of a cathartic and was
expected. It was found that the solid
food given Thursady has not passed
through the stomach and that a ca
thartic would have to be given. Then
came the reaction. The physicians
gave a saline solution but In very
small quantities and used somo digi
talis, but also in small quanitles. They
did not want to use any more artificial
means than absolutely necessary. The
results so far are good and the presi
dent Is sleeping, watched by Drs. Rlx-
ey, Park and Stockton. In other re
spects the president Is doing well."
The president continued perfectly
conscious despite his extreme weak
ness. When the physicians sought to
adjust the pillows so as to shut off the
light of the window, the president
protested. "No, I want to see the
trees," he murmured, "th:y are so
The physicians believe he fully real
ized how low ne was, although he has
not been informed. When Mrs. Mc
Kinley was told during the forenoon
that It would be better for her not to
see him she assented without protest,
but she seemed to realize the full Im
port of the request, though she said
At 11 o'clock the attending physi
cians decided to stop the use of the
saline injections as the patient hnd
begun to revive from the extreme de
presslon. It was deemed wise to with
hold the saline solution for a possible
subsequent sinking spell. The quant
ity nf digitalis was also diminished to
ascertain If the president's heart
could do without stimulants.
Toward 1 o'clock the physicians bp
gan to hope that If the president coulJ
be carried through the night thcie
would be a chance for his ultimate re
covery. The administration of nour
ishment was practically discontinued.
At 1:30 o'clock the president was
still asleep and the heart action was
sufficiently strong to justify the phy
sicians in not awakening him for
treatment. Up to that hour no other
treatment except saline solution Injec
tions and digitalis had Keen adminis
tered. The physicians practically
agreed that the test would come at
night and they hoped to be able to
bring him tnrough that critical period.
At 2:20 Representative Alexander,!
who had ju3t come from the Milburn
residence, said tho president slept an
hour and a half, and that he rested
like a child. Colonel Alexander de
nounced as untrue a report circulated
that tho president waB in a dying
stupor. Colonel Alexander said the
president when awake was perfectly
conscious. He said Mrs. McKinley
was still ignorant of the change in the
president's con.on, although she
had seen him shortly before noon for
a short time.
Tho official bulletin issued by the
president's physicians at 2:30 p. m.
said: "The president has more than
held his own since morning and Ills
condition fustlflqa the expectation pf
furthor improvement He is better
than yesterday at this time. Pulso
123; temporature 99.4."
The lowering of tho pulse to 123
was considered the most encouraging
feature of tho afternoon bulletin, but
the statement that he was better than
I "at the same hour yesterday" necessi
tated explanation in view of the ex
tremely serious and dangorous condi
tion of the president. The explana
tion given was that tho accumulation
of undigested food in the stomach hnd
at that time become as rank as pto
maine and that a bolus of calomel and
oil had to be given. It was exceed
ingly drastic. When the relief came
Dr. Mynter was the first physician
to leave the afternoon conference and
he seemed more hopeful than earllor
In the day. To the newspaper men he
said: "The president Is somewhat
Improved and the prospect is more
hopeful. He is taking some nourish
ment including clan broth. There Is
no danger that he will starve to death.
Six days Is not long, and now very
little food doe3 him. I feel better
about the caso."
"The main trouble is tho heart,
"Yes, the heart."
"What would you say was tho ex
act trouble with tho heart?"
"If anybody should aBk you," he re
plied, "tell them that I would -say
"Is there organic trouble with tho
"None that we could discover."
"Is there any Idea that the bullet
COIL OF FUSE FOUKD.
Wolclzynjkl Hud It Hidden at H'.s
Homo In Cleveland.
Cleveland, Sept . 13. In a frame
building on Broadway, the Cleveland
detectives have discovered evidence
which, while not tending to prove the
existence of an anarchist plot against
President McKinley, will probably
serve to hold ono of the men who was
arrested In Chicago.
As soon as Information was receiv
ed here of the arrest of Edmund
Wolcizynski of this city in Chicago,
detectives searched the house In wmch
he lived at No. 1S70 Broadway. They
found stored away on top of a cup
board 50 feet of fuse, such as Is ordi
narily used In tho manufacture of dyn
amite bombs. The information was
at once telegraphed to the Chicago
Wolcizynski, while In this city, was
employed as a writer on a Polish
newspaper know as the Star.
Chicago, Sept. 13. Edmund Wol
cizynski, in whose house In Cleveland
50 feet of fuse Is said to have been
found, Is at liberty in this city. Chief
O'Neill said he doubted the import
ance of the find, but if Wolcizynski
should be wanted he could be arrested
within 20 minutes.
Davitt Down on Anarchy.
Philadelphia, Sept. 13. Michael Da
vitt, the Irish Nationalist who resign
ed his seat In the Britis pan.ament
on account of the Boer war, has arriv
ed in t s cuy en route to Cape ..iay,
where he Intenus to rest a few days.
In nn Interview Mr. Davitt reiterated
his previously expressed opinion that
the power of the British government
is broken In South Africa. Mr. Davitt
also said: "In all discussions of rev
olutionary movement or agitation, I
have made no expression which could
bo construed to favor assassination or
anarchy. The very word anaichy Is
a negation of all that makes for ulti
Czolgosz Says Nothing New.
Buffalo, Sept. 13. William G. Hull,
superintendent of police, called at the
Mllburn house to Inquire as to the
condition of the president. The su
perintendent stid thero is absolutely
nothing new at headquarters except
that every precaution is being taken
to meet a crisis shotud one arise. The
superintendent announced that It
seemed practically certain Emma
Goldman could not be held on any evi
dence possessed by the authorities
here. Czolgosz has made no new
statements or confessions and miln
tainB a demeanor cf stolid Indilfer
ence and nonchalanc e.
Herr Most Arrslcned.
New York. Sept. 18. John Most,
who was arrested on the charge of
circulating incendiaty literature cal
culated to incite unlawful acts, was
arraigned In police court. At the pris
oner's request his examination was
set for Monday, Septenibsr 1G. The
assistant district attorney asked that
Most bo hold in 52,500 bail, but the
magistrate bald the prisoner was only
charged with a misdemeanor and fix
ed tho ball at $1,000. Most was lock
ed up in default of ball.
Habeas Corpus Cases.
Chicago, Sept. 13. The anarchist
habeas corpus case was postponed un
til 10 O'clock Saturdav mnr'nlnir Tin
decision being given on any of tho
pointB raised during tho hearing.
Son of Kruger Surrtfndered.
London, Sept. 13. A. dispatch from
Lord Kltqhoner, dated Pretoria, an
nounced that 0, Kruger, a on of the
former prpslthmt of the Transvaal and
Captain Ferrelra have surrendered.
Governor tfeokham commuted to
life imprisonment the death s9n(nca
of Holly Stoutton. for murder ot New
ton Searcy at Lavrrence.burg, ky,