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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE PRESIDENT IMPROVES STEADILY
REITERATED BY
LEON CZOLGOSZ
President's Assailant Adheres to His Assertion
That He Alone the Crime and
Must ?'.jwer For It
Cleveland Police, After Investigation, Report
No Proof
That They
Buffalo, Sept. 9. —Czolgosz has made no
adaitional admissions to the police offi
cials, and nothing that they have learned
from him has aided toward a solution of
the criminal side of the case.
lie itlll insists that he alone conceived,
planned and carried out ihe crime, and
that hi.' alone must answer for it. He ad
mits that he attended meetings at which
(Emma Goldman spoke, and where he and
his fellow anarchists discussed their pro
paganda of murder, but steadfastly de
nies that any of them had a part in his
plan. His talks with them were general,
he says, and he did not divulge to them
any feature of his scheme to come here
and kill the president. His statement on
that feature made on Saturday created the
impression that he acknowledged a gen
eral talk with his associates on this par
ticular crime, but he now says there waa
no justification for that Impression.
To Be Examined Farther.
He is to be subjected to another ex
amination to-day by Superintendent of
Police Bu\\ and District Attorney Penny,
but the results are problematical. The
stories that the prisoner is wearing out
physically and mentally under the strain
of his crime, imprisonment and the or
deal of questioning are denied by the
police, who say that 'here is no appre
ciable change in his general condition.
They admit that he was clever enough to
avoid admissions of a damaging charac
ter outside of his general confession.
Prosecution a Local Affair.
Many sensational reports are being cir
culated about cabinet action looking to
the apprehension and prosecution of
Emma Goldman and leaders of anarchist
organizations, of mysterious directions
from the secretary of war to the police
here, and of developments of a startling
nature that are anticipated. The great
majority of these reports, in the words of
a cabinet officer, "are manufactured out
of whole cloth."
The question of the prosecution of
Czolgosz, the cabinet are unanimously of
opinion, is purely a local affair. There
is no government statute covering an as
sault upon the President of the United
States, and in the eyes of the law the
crime of last Friday is merely a local
offense committed against a private citi
zen in violation of the laws of the state
of Xew York and of Erie county. The na
tional government can have no band in
the prosecution of a local offender. His
trial will take place in the local courts.
The only request Secretary Root has
made to the superintendent of police and
the district attorney here was one de
signed to prevent the would-be assassin
from being exploited as a hero. Mr.
Root's view in this respect was shared
by other members of the cabinet, and the
local authorities have done everything in
their power to comply with it. They have
declined to allow reporters to have access
to the prisoner or even to see him. Of
course, if Czolgosz had accomplices, they
will be ferreted out and all the aid which
the government can furnish will be em
ployed, but it can be stated upon the
authority of a cabinet officer that no
wholesale proceedings against anarchists
are contemplated.
An^to Emma Goldman,
No specific order for the arrest or de
tention of Emma Goldman has been sent
out by Superintendent Bull, but it is pos- j
Bible she will be arrested on the general!
request that the police throughout the
country locate and examine any person
■who may be suspected of complicity in
the crime. The police have been unable
to verify the statement that she was in
this city one week ago, but they are en
deavoring to trace her movements im
mediately before and after the attempted
assassination. They are without any evi
dence that directly connects her with
Czolgosz's crime. As in the case of other
anarchists who might have had a part
in the crime, she is just now the sub
ject of searching police examination.
ElfonßO Stutz, the German soldier ar
rested here as a suspect, is still held in
custody, but there is not much prospect
of connecting him with Ciolgosz. Super
intendent Bull said he had practically
made up his mind that Stutz was entire
ly innocent, but that he would probably
examine him again before finally deciding.
Stutz is to be prosecuted for carrying
concealed weapons.
KO PROOF OF PLOT
Result of Investigation by the Police
of Cleveland.
Cleveland, Sept. —Superintendent Cor
ner of the police department to-day gave
out an official statement \ regarding the
alleged anarchistic slot to take the life
Can Find
of a Plot
of the president. He states the Cleveland
police havu been following up the meagre
threads of evidence presented, but that
they can ttnd no proof whatever that such
a plot existed.
It is quite evident that Leon Czolgosz \
was an element of discord in his own j
family, and. that he never was popular
even with his own people. His taciturn
disposition and queer ways isolated him
from relatives and friends, and his so- i
cialistic tendencies appear to have been j
regarded as the vagaries of a weak mind.
According to a statement made by Detec
tive Doran, Czolgosz received $70 from his
people on account of his equity in the
farm near this city. This sum was paid
him by his brother's wife, as part pay
ment of his interest, Leon desiring to
leave the city, his interest to revert to
the brother, Jacob. The farm was sub
sequently sold, and Leon still has $50
coming to him on account.
The statement that Czolgogz received
$45 from Xewburg anarchists to take him
to Chicago is evidently purely surmise,
and finds no credence with the authori
ties. There is still a strong Impression
among residents of Xev.burg that a rlnij
of anarchists exists in that locality, and
that they are working in conjunction with
Chicago anarchists.
CZOLGOSZ TWO YEARS AGO
While Working in Michigaji He Said
the President Would Be Killed.
Alpena, Mich., Sept. 9.—John Sherwood,
a well known landlooker, also a lumber
man, states that Leon Czolgosz worked
in a cedar camp near South Branch, Thun
ber Bay river, two years ago. He went by
the name of Fritz or Pred Nieman at
that time. Sherwood says the fellow waa
a radical anarchist and made the state
ment :
The government will fall in three or four
years. The president will be killed. The
anarchists will win. The time tor action
will soon be here.
* He talked of nothing else to the men
working in the camps. At times he was
morose, but never showed any signs of
insanity. He did not say he used to live
in Alpena, but is recognized by men who
knew him and his family.
CHICAGO PRISONERS
Hearing Postponed to Allow Fuller
Investigation.
. Chicago, Sept. 9.—The nine anarchists
under arrest here were brought before
Magistrate Prendiville to-day. At the re
quest of the city the hearing was post
poned until Sept. 19 in order to allow a
more complete investigation of the charge
that they conspired to murder the presi
dent. Several of the prisoners have ad
mitted acquaintance with the would-be
assassin Czolgosz and the police are work
ing on the theory that the president's as
sailant was inspired to do the deed by
the teachings he received while here last
July.
The six male prisoners were held with
out bail pending the hearing, while the
three women arrested with them were
held in bonds of $3,000.
COUNSEL FOR CZOLGOSZ
Peter V. Fenelly Said to Have Been
. Retained.
y+u> York Sun Sptmial .Vert-to*
Buffalo, Sept. 9.— is announced at po
lice headquarters that Peter V. Fenelly
had been engaged as counsel for Czolgosz.
Fenelly .is well known as an attorney
i but has little standing. His reputation
does not rest on his ability as a criminal
lawyer. No one knows who has furnished
the money to employ Fenelly.
Stuz's Trunk Seized.
New York, Sept. 9.—By order of Polico
Commissioner Murphy, the police to-day
seized the trunk of Alfonso Stutz, who was
arrested at Buffalo Saturday on suspicion of
being implicated In the attempt upon Presi
dent McKinley's life. The trunk was taken
to police headquarters for examination Stui/
said that he only recently arived in this
country.
Expulsion From the Golden Eagle.
Youcgstown, Ohio, Sept. 9.—Steps are being
taken by state officers of the Knights of the
Golden Eagle in this city to expel from the
order Leon Czolgosz, who entered the order
at Cleveland under the assumed name of
Frederick Nieman.
JUDGE NOYES ILL
Attack of Asthma Follows His Ar
rival in Washington.
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Sept. 9. — Judge A. H.
Noyes, who arrived in Washington last
night, is confined to his room at Shoreham
Hotel with a severe attack of asthma.
His illness was aggravated by the dis
comforts of travel from Chicago, and
when Judge Noyes arrived here, his physi
cian advised him to remain in his room
for two or three days. He was therefore
obliged to turn away callers last night
and this morning. Judge Noyes will be
able to take the necessary time to com
pletely recover from his attack because
the attorney general is now in Buffalo
and probably will not return to Washing
ton for several days at least. Judge
Noyes will remain here until he returns
in order that the hearing set for to-day
may be had.
\\ HMhliigrtoii Sma.ll Talk.
Edward Lindner of Baltimore, Md., has
been appointed gardener at the Rosebud
Indian school, S. D., at $600 a year.
Don C. Cameron of Minnesota, has been
appointed to a $1,200 clerkship in the office
of the auditor for the war department^ by
transfer from the interior department.
Nesmith P. Nelson of Minnesota, has been
appointed an $840 clerk in the office of th«
auditor for the postoffiee department.
Miss Pearl Martin of this city, has been
appointed industrial teacher In the Rosebud
Indian school, 3. £>„ at $600 a year.
MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1901.
Portrait of Czolgosz, the Assassin
The first authentic photograph of Leon Czolgosz, the
assassin, to reach the Northwest, was received by The
Journal this morning from its staff correspondent at
Buffalo and is reproduced on page 9 of this issue.
"Sketches" of him printed in some of the morning
papers were entirely imaginary. There also appear on
the same page photographs of the Temple of Music, of
the room where the president stood when shot, and of
the hospital to which he was taken.
TORRANCE LEADS
The Minnesotan's Chancesfor
Head ot the G. A. R. Bet
ter Than Sickles'
New Yorker Gives Out an
Interview That Damages
His Cause.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 9. —The advance
guard of the Minnesota G. A. K. delega
tion, Major and Mrs. H. A. Norton and Mr.
and Mrs. Ira J. Covey, reached Cleveland
at 3 o'clock this morning, several hours
late. The two men are very busy making
final arrangements for the arrival of
John A. Rawlins post this afternoon. ■ The
Minnesota headquart-ers speoial- Pullmans
arrived safely at 11 o'clock this morning.
Everybody is well and in spirits.
The state expects to make a good show-
Ing with^the candidacy of Judge Torrance
for commander-in-chief, and plans to that
end are are already being made. To-mor
row night Torrance's friends are to hold
a formal caucus to determine a harmoni
ous and effective campaign plan. Should
his candidacy continue to look as bright
as now it is likely that the ladies of the
Woman's Relief Corps, notwithstanding
their loyalty to Mrs. Lodusky J. Taylor
of Le Sueur, their candidate for president
of that organization, will not urge her
claims strongly. There will be no con
test between the friends of Judge Tor
rauce and Mrs. Taylor, the latter con
ceding that Torrance has the right of way.,
and will do all they can to forward his
cause should the developments of the next
few days justify the high hopes now enter
tained of his success.
I learn to-day that when Judge Tor
rar.ce was first brought forward as a can
didate for commander-in-chief it was with
little more than the hope that his pres
ence in the field this year would put him
in condition to make a winning race in
1902; but since that time events seem to
have so shaped themselves as to make
his present chances better than those of
General Dan Sickles, until recently sup
posed to be- the leading candidate, and
equal to those of Adjutant General Stew
art of Pennsylvania. • The latter will be
Torrance's principal antagonist.
Sickles arrived last night and has
opened sumptuous headquarters in the
Hollenden hotel, the chief hotel in the
city, where all the Minnesota department
headquarters are situated. Stewart is
confined to bed in Harrisburg with a
broken leg, and has turned the manage
ment of his campaign over to friends from
the Xew Jersey department, who arrived
to-day and began active work without
delay. His injuries may work to his ad
vantage slightly in this contest, but all
Minnesotans her© now are confident that
Torrance's chances are as good as his.
The chief objection to Sickles, and if he
should be defeated it will be responsible
for it, is his extreme attitude with refer
ence to Pension Commissioner Evans. It
had been figured by many that the condi
tion of President McKinley would operate
against any bitter attack upon Evans, who
has McKinley's unqualified indorsement,
but in the Cleveland morning papers to
day Sickles announced in vehement lan
guage his uncompromising opposition to
Evans and says it is to be the chief plank
in his platform as candidate for com
mander-in-chief. This interview is not
adding to Sickles' popularity.
It will be to the interest of Torrance's
friends, however, to keep Sickles in the
field, as long as possible. His withdrawal
before the taking of a ballot might help
Stewart more than Torrance. The latter,
however, has received many reassurances
from New England and other eastern
states and it is believed that on the first
ballot he will be the first choice of some
of those states, and divide the honors
with Stewart as second choice. I have it
from reliable sources that Sickles will not
command the solid vote of his own state
of New York. Himself a radical of rad
icals and running on a radical platform,
he will hardly call to his support the con
trolling conservative elements of the en
campment. That is the opinion to-day.
—W. W. Jermane.
OPENING DAY
Preparations for "President** Day' 9
Going: Forward.
Cleveland, Sept. 9.—'The first day of the
thirty-fifth annual encampment of the G.
A. R. opened under the most auspicious
circumstances and it is now quite evident
that the event will be one of the greatest
in the history of the organization. The
day was largely devoted to assigning the
veterans to their quarters. ,
The committee appointed yesterday to
arrange for president's day met this af
ternoon at the Union club and it is an
nounced that the preparations for Thurs
day's great mass-meeting and . good will
gathering will be as extensive and Inter
esting as the big parade of Wednesday.
Vice President Roosevelt has not yet been
heard from, but the arrangements for
president's day <wiH toe pushed and it. is
confidently expected that the vice presi
dent with members of the cabinet and
other eminent visitors now at Buffalo will
be in attendance. jv ■--
"POET" COOQLER DEAD.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 9.— Gordon Cooglsr,
poet., and printer, died ' to-day. His verses
have been universally read. ; ~ .^.h J
IN COLLISION
Six Men Killed and Five In
jured in Jamestown
Yards.
Air Brakes Would Not Work
—Five Were Killed Out
right.
Special to The Journal.
Jamestown, N. D., Sept. 9.—A peculiarly
fatal accident occurred in the Jamestown
railway yards Sunday morning. A train
of nine cars—seven freight and two pas
senger coaches —collided with an engine
standing on the track in front of the rail
way headquarters building.
Five men were killed outright, and one
has since died from his injuries. Five
others were more or less injured, some
of whom may die.
The train was coming from Oakes, on
the James River valley line of the North
ern Pacific railway and the men were
all riding on an open flat car between two
heavily loaded box cars, the second car
from the engine. Most of the men were
asleep, wrapped in blankets, when the
accident occurred, and were caught like
rats in a trap. They were all strangers
and were coming from La Moure to get
work in threshing.
Engineer Nichols claims the air would
not work. The flat car broke in two and
the center part rose in the air while the
men rolled down between the broken flat
car and the box car. No passengers were
hurt. The engineer remained on the en
gine until the crash came, when he
jumped and was not hurt. Fireman Cleve
land jumped and was unhurt.
No one was on the standing engine at
the time, the engineer and fireman being
in the eating room at tie station.
The Killeg Are
JOHN T. GALLEY, Glearwater, Kan.
R. D. VICI^ERS, supposed to be from
Chicago.
H. J. KIRKPATRICK, Elden, lowa.
ROBERT GLENNY, Cayuga, Ont.
ONE UNKNOWN.
The Injured.
Louis Hammond, Woodman, Wls., will
loose foot.
Frank Howard, South Bend, Ind., chest
and body crushed, leg broken twice. He
says his father is superintendent of the
Singer Sewing Machine works at South
Bend.
P. C. Kauk and A. Steinart. Lehigh
Kan., both slightly hurt in back.
C. B. Perry, Grinnell, lowa, bad frac
ture of arm and shoulder. He says his
father is a nursery man.
Killed liisttiiill? .
The injured were taken to the hospital
and every care given them. A coroner's
inquest is in progress.
The box car first forward of the flat
car contained horses and two men, and
neither horses nor men were hurt. The
men were riding without fares, and all
had money. There were seventeen or
eighteen men on the flat car at the time,
but no other car in the train was injured.
The whole force of the collision seemed to
have been spent on the flat car. The en
gine of the train was badly wrecked, but
the other engine was little damaged.
Conductor Nashold asserts the air failed
to work after the station whistle was
blown. The bodies were badfty crushed,
all but one being killed almost instantly.
The bodies are at Flint's undertaking
rooms and will be buried here.
Another Dead.
Later—Of the injured at the hospital,
one died this morning and two others
probably cannot survive. E. C. Long of
Glenham, S. D., is one of those at the
hospital. Hie leg is broken in two placeg
and his breast is crushed.
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Must Be Located Four Mile* Away
From the Boys.
Messrs Lee and Gould of the state
board of control held a meeting at Red
Wing, Saturday, and paroled fifteen in
mates of the school maintained there by
the state.
Red Wing people were very solicitous
about the location of the new girls'
school, which is to be erected next year.
Under the law, it must be built at least
four miles from the boys' school, but may
be located anywhere in the state. A lo
cation will be decided on by November
and the board's architect will then draw
plans for the building, which is to cost
$40,000. It will have to furnish room for
at least eighty-five girls, as there are
at present that number of inmates.
The contract will be let in time to begin
work with the opening of spring.
FORMAL TRANSFER
Winona &. Western to Be Turned
Over to Stickney This Week.
Special to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., Sept. 9.—The formal
transfer of the Winona & Western road to
the Chicago Great Western will be made
on Thursday. The final trip of inspection
over the line was made on Saturday by
Tracy Lyon, general superintendent of the
Great Western service. The Winona line
is not to be changed for a time, and the
present force of employes will be retained.
Through train service between Winona
and Chicago is hinted at as a possibility
later.
TO THE BOUNDARY
Dulnth & Iron Range Amend* It*
Article* and May Build.
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 9.—The Duluth &
Iron Range road filed amendments to its
articles of incorporation permitting it to
build a railroad line to the Canadian
boundary. If it builds it will be to a
conection with the Canadian Northern
road on Gunfllnt lake, about sixty miles.
This will conect Dulunta and Port Arthur
directly.
FLOATING ALONG THE
STREAM OF RECOVERY
"President's Condition Is Becoming
More and More Satisfactory" Is
Official Announcement.
Feeling Changes From Doubt to As
surance That Life of the Nation's
Head Will Be Spared.
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—As indicating the
condition of the president, the following incident is re
lated by one of those inside the Milburn house familiar
with the facts:
Mr. McKinley had been lying for a long time in one
position, but during the morning he asked if he could
not change this position. The doctors in charge gave
their consent, whereupon the 'president' changed his
position by his own effort, without difficulty and
without pain.
Dr. Parke Speaks Hopefully.
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—Dr. Roswell Parke, one of the physicians in
attendance on the president, was busy In the operating room of the general hospital
in this city when a reporter called to ask him some particulars regarding the presi
dent's condition, in addition to the meagre statements sent out in the bulletins from
the bedside. Dr. Parke was averse to any public discussion of the subject, but he
finally consented to add his individual testimony to the hopeful character of the
combined statement of the physicians in the following words:
"If in such a case (cases analogous to that of the president) the patient Is In
good condition at the end of the third day the attendants are justified in regarding
it as having passed a most critical period. If now the public chooses to apply that
statement to the particular case of the president it probably would make no mistake.
We have seen nothing to justify any alarm-ing rumors and I don't know how they
could have obtained circulation.
"Yesterday the president slept like a child and this morning was as cheerful as
could be desired and as communicative as the attendants permitted him to be. We
cannot allow him to talk yet or permit him to tire himself in any way. Mrs. Mc-
Kinley Is the only person other than the professional attendants in the case, who
is allowed to see the president."
"Is it true," the doctor was asked, "that the phys^ians expect to make public a
statement giving a description of the operation and other interesting data regard
ing the case?"
"Perhaps," Dr. Parke answered, "in due time, as circumstances will permit, a
detailed report will appear in a medical journal; but don't you think it is rather
early to talk about that?"
Dr. Parke's manner throughout the Interview indicated that his impression of
the prospects of the president's case based upon the conditions as they now exist,
was hopeful.
All of the physicians agree that one of the most encouraging features of the
case is that, in addition to the water injection there has been a little milk and egg
nourishment given the patient ans that there has been no ill effect from It.
THE DAY'SJUJLLETINS
First Bnlleiiu—<> a. m.
: Milburn House, Sept. 9.-6 :
: a. m. The president passed a :
: somewhat restless night, sleep- :
: ing fairly well. General condi- :
: tion unchanged. Pulse 120; :
: temperature 101; respiration 28. :
: —P. M. Rixey. :
: —George B. Cortelyou.
9:20 a. m.
: Milburn House, Sept. 9.—The :
: following bulletin was issued :
: by physicians at 9:20 a. m.: :
: The president's condition is :
: becoming more and more eatls- :
: factory. Untoward incidents are :
: less likely to occur. Pulse 122; :
: temperature 100.8 degrees; res- :
: piration 28. :
: —P. M^ Rixey, :
—M. D. Mann, :
: —Roswell Parke, :
: —Herman Mynter, :
: —Eugene Wasdin, :
: —Charles Mcßurney. :
: George B. Cortelyou, :
: Secretary to the President. :
3 p. in.
: Milburn House, Sept. 9.—The :
: following bulletin was issued by :
: the president's physicians at 3 :
: p. m.: :
: The president's condition stead- :
: ily improves and he is com- :
: fortable, without pain or unfa- :
: vorable symptoms. Bowel and :
: kidney functions normally per- :
: formed. Pulse 113, temperateure :
: 101, respiration 26. :
: —P. M. Rixey, :
: M. D. Mann, :
: Roswell Parke, :
; Herman Mynter, :
: Eugene Wasdin, :
: Charles Mcßurney. :
: —George B. Cortelyou, Secre- :
: tary to the President. :
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK
ALX, IS CHEERFUL
Feeling That the Worst Phases of
the Crisis Are Over.
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—Presi
dent McKinley's condition this morning is
so favorable that it has dispelled almost
the last shade of doubt and apprehension
and has led those nearest him to make
the most confident predictions of his re
covery. The official bulletins from the
physicians as well as the authoritative
statements of those in most intimate rela
tion with the presidential household, give
certainty to the feeling that the worst
phases of the crisis are about over.
Dr. Mcßurney is quoted this morning as
saying:
The president is :n an entirely satisfactory
condition. Complications are decidedly leas
likely to occur than yesterday.
"You are not disturbed, then, over the
somewhat restless night?"
"No. A man who has been shot isn't to be
expected to sleep quietly."
The tone of the 6 a. m. bulletin in re
ferring to the president's somewhat rest
less night gave temporary apprehension,
but this was speedily dispelled by the re
sults of the consultation held by the doc
tors from 8 to 9 o'clock and officially an
nounced at the latter hour. This disclosed
a marked improvement in the pulse and
temperature.
: Aside from these pathological :
: features the doctors gave the :
: cheering information, free from :
: all technicalities of science, that :
: the president's condition was be- :
: coming more and more satisfac- :
: tory and that untoward compli- :
t cations were becoming less like- :
: ly. Besides their official, signed :
: utterances, the doctors gave in- :
: dividual expressions reinforcing :
: the buoyant and confident tone. :
: They made known, too, that the :
: president's mind is clear, his :
: mental faculties as vigorous as :
: ever and that he retained his :
: cheerful, happy disposition. He :
: was even ready to talk with the :
: doctors, but they restrained him :
: to a considerable axtent. :
: The positive assurances gave :
: to the members of the cabinet :
: and to the relatives and nearest :
: friends of the president a feeling :
: of confidence little short of ab- :
: solute certainty that the presi- :
: dent was now well on the way to :
C recovery. ;
Without exception, those who came from
the Milburn house expressed this same
confident view. Among those who called
to receive the good news and then to
repeat it to the many anxious watchers
were Attorney General Knox, Secretary
Wilson, Postmaster General Charles Em
ory Smith, Senator Hanna, Abner Mc-
Kinley, Myron T. Herrick. Senator Fair
banks, Controller Dawes and maf oth
ers holding the closest relations with the
president.
Hnniiii Jubilant.
Secretary Hitchcock and Senator Hanna
emerged from the Milburn House shortly
after noon. The senator appeared to be
very jubilant. He stopped a moment be
fore entering his automobile to express
his great satisfaction at the president's
condition.
"Every bulletin is an improvement,"
said he, "and the last is the best«of all.
Of course last night was an anxious one,
but the president passed in safety without
a change for the worse. The crucial peri
od probably will extend through another
day, possibly longer, but every hour now
is a victory."
"Is the president's mind clear?"'
"Clear as a bell," replied the senator
promptly.
"Does he talk?"
"As much as he is allowed to," he an
swered smiling. "Mrs. McKinley was
with the president for some little time
this morning," he added. "She is doing
splendidly."
Then another admonition to the pho
tographers to turn their batteries away,
he and Secretary Hitchcock climbed into
the auto and rode away to the Buffalo
club.
Mrs. McKinley In the Sick-room.
Mrs. McKinley was admitted to the
sick room this morning and had a brief
stay with her afflicted husband. The veil
of domestic privacy is, of course, thrown
over the details of the meeting and any
accounts of it are necessarily suppositious.
Mrs. McKinley bore up well and displayed
the same fortitude which has character
ized her, as well as the president, since
the tragic event occurred.
Although there have been statements
that Mrs. McKinley has not been apprized
of the manner in which the president wa«
injured, It can be stated positively that
she is fully aware that he was shot, al
though it has not been necessary to dwell
upon the harrowing details of the affair.
As much as possible she has been buoyed
up by the encouraging attitude of the
physicians, and she has responded by giv
ing all her strength toward passing
through the ordeal with calmness.
Secretary Cortelyou remained near the
president throughout the early hours of
the day and then came out to get a breath
of air. The secretary has been among
the very few admitted within the sick
room, even the members of the cabinet
and others close to Mr. McKinley in publio
life being kept from the chamber.
Mr. Cortelyou shared in the feeling of
satisfaction caused by the bulletins, but
beyond that he would give no publio
statement on the situation. Several oth
ers who have been at the Milburn resi
dence steadily came out for a rest, and
one of these, who has had exceptional op
portunities for observation, made the fol
lowing general remark:
The situation is entirely encouraging. Th«
president* rettlesaaeta last night was quit*

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