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NINBTYFOUBTH YEAR.
ST. LOUIS. MO., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1901.
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PRESIDENT SHOT TWICE BY ANARCHIST;
PHYSICIANS BELIEVE RECOVERY PROBABLE.
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BULLETIN, 3 A. M President McKinley sleeping and resting fairly well, tem
perature 100.2; pulse 120; respiration 24,
ASSASSINS ATTACK
ENTIRELY UNEXPECTED.
He WMShaJunJ Hanub With the President, Who Smiled at
Him the Mli Fired Two Shots From a. Re
volver He Carried Concealed in a. Handker
chief in His Ri4.1t HandMr. McKinley
Displays Great Fortitude.
BEPUBLIC SPECIAL.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept, 6. President William McKinley was shot two times this after
nook by a would-be assassin, who pressed forward to shake his hand. One of the wounds is
very iefious, but physicians believe it will not prove fatal. The assassin says his name is
Leon ft Czolgosz, and declares he is an anarchist. .
The wounds were inflicted by a 32-caliber revolver.
-The shooting occurred in the Temple of Music of the Pau-Ameticau Exposition. It had
betfB planned in the most cold-blooded manner. An organ recital had just been given. Sur
rOUftded by thousands, with the plaudits of the admiring multitude ringing in his ears, h: was
shaking hatids with those who pressed around him.
v Secret Service men and 'local detectives Tiad been watching a man whose actions .had
aroused their suspicions. He shook hands with the President and passed on.
.- . " The next man in line had his tight hand concealed in a sling. While he was grasping
tHe President's hand with his left, two shots suddenly rang oht, and Mn McKinley staggered
back into the arms of bystanders. That sling had concealed a revolver, and the weapon had
beett discharged while almost touching the President's body.
Thfe bail entered Mr. 'McKinley's breast and glanced off, inflicting only a flesh wound.
It was extracted. The other entered the abdomen and perforated the walls of the stomach.
vTl auiJMMscut .for Jjii ballet and, extracted it-.BUCcesafuHv. P,5ldent McKmlev mlliwl
. lively "VOL th dptration His condition, late to-Mighilifghlysatisfactory ttf-liuTpfiysicians.
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T BaCalo, 8ept. 0. A few minutes altfer 4 1. ni.; while I'reHidoiit MuKliilcy was
BMdlSc 14 fcnbllc reception In the great Temple of Music, on .the Pan-American
Ex6hlMl grounds, an attempt was. made to assassinate him by ad onknown
nMiii. wild afterwards declared himself to be an anarchist and gave Ills home as
frttd Jiean. The police afterwards learned that the would-be assassin's name
Is Leon Cxolgosc, that he was born in1 Detroit and came to Buffalo from Clere
fert.
BbuUifli in the midst of crowds numbering thousands, surrounded by every
.etiAeac of good will, pressed by a motley throng of people, showered with fex
pnaafaat -of lore and loyalty, besieged by multitudes, ail eager to clasp his
bands amid these surroundings, and with the erer-recurrlng plaudits of an
army C tfgBt-seers ringing in his ears, the blow of the assassin fell, and .in an
intta,it pieasare garc way to pain, admiration to agony, folly turned to fury
: M jtiriMttoluttin followed.
Tt-alht it Bttrgtng, swaying, eager multitude throngs the city's main tlior-
Mgsiftfca, choking the streets Id front of the principal newspapers, scanning
"tie bHUBB with aniions eyes and gfdauing Of cheering in turn at each buc
JceeiiBC aaBomncement, as the nature of the message sinks or btabys their hones.
TH& PREStt)JeNT SMILINGLY
". ' ENTERS TH6 TEMPLE OF MUSIC
- - t'Jt Minutes before tfie tragedy the crowd was in the mobt cueerfui -humor .
A in tfts Tjeiapie of ituslc. The police had experienced no trouble of any kind,
ni When the President's carrJage, containing, besides the executive. President
f i!llira of the Pan-American Exposition and .Private Secretary Cortelyou, drove ,
up to the sldft entrance ib the TeiBple it was met by a mighty. salute of cheers
atMUftiifee.. .
The three gentlemen alighted and were escorted to the doorCof the building.
IrasMttstexy'tse cirrlafco edntsJnliig Secret Service Operators tteorge Poster
-and-BiL Ireland drove afc and these detectives, with several other secret scrv-
- ice BjeA, entered the building together. :
Inside they wefc.metby Director Oeheral Buchanan,' who had' arrived but a
moment before, and he directed them as to where to stand. In lMsslug to the
place the President' took off ills hat and sniiled pleasantly to ft little group of
- newspaper reea and to the guards wiiO had been stationed in the place.
To ne .of the reporters he spoke smilingly, saying: "It is much cooler in here,
ten'thi" " .
. ' . The interior of the building had been arranged for the purpose. From the
ihalri entrance, whieh ope'na to the southeast from the .Temple oulo ihr- wide
esplanade where the thousands had gathered, an aisle had been made through
.the rows of seats In the building to near the center. ."This aisle was about 8 feet
wide and turned near the center to the southwest door of the Temple, so that
there was a. passage dividing the south part of the structure into a-riglit angle.
- It was ao arranged that the people who would shake hands with the Presi
dent woald ester at the southeast door, meet the President In the. center and
then pass oil out the southwest door. Where the aisle made the curve In the
center. of the building, the corner had been decorated with palms and, green
plant Sd the President stood under a bower. Both sides of the long aisle were
covered with continuous strips of purple bunting, the color indicative of the maj
. esty.of the occasion. -
TaMx in front of the" etposltton's presi
dent. Through this" narrow two-foot passage,
th people who would meet the President
must pass, and when all was readr, with
detectives scattered throughout the lleis
the President smiled to Mr Buchanan, who
was SUhainf near the Corporal in charge
of til ahillerrmen, and said that he. was
ready to taest the people.
He was very pleasant, and as he waited
.for the door to open ho rubbed his "hand
together, sdjusted hU long .Prince Albert
coat and liughtoglr chatted with Mr. MII
bnrn, whll Secretary Cortelyou gave the
last -Instructions to the ofneers as to the
waantr Id which thecrewai a i,.
hurried on-through, so that 'Si -many as
pumiuin coura meei uc cxecuinra.
:llr. Mllbuhi STderedihe:SBca ts osaA mi
IstmsdiaMir a, waveriag Be M people who
had Men satteMed asalnst the.eotald f
ths door ffours began ,t6ehd IU way
vp through taa line .of iwidlfrs MM police
B SJtlHrVllCES WAt RE 18 .
KSjBT JTBaTr THE PKOPIiE.
- rrom ths sattlbMst door and extending
'en up to and arnttofl the curve was a line
of soldier from th Beventy-ihlrd Sea
eoiut.Artiliery 6a either side, and ihM
were tatersperaed with neatly uniformed
awrte irbol ths "expattiisn police, under
tha.oedrtaasdef tiaptain catner.
Wbls IM pMatseaUil party was withW
taa smjilatrths asMttra were oHtred to
eonwrta 'attaatiaiv" and an took their
plaoe. a pf'aalirnt.w escorted to ths
cesitar f Is fatal Bower, and Mr. Ullbum
task , psauion on hi left, so as to lntre
faos th pasela as they, cams in. Secre-
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shoulder the little girl be carried received
a warm salutation.-
HE SPEAKS klli6t.T TO LITTLE
CtllLDltP.X AS THEY P.MS.
Organist W. 1. domph started. on the
Sonata In P fcy Bach, low "at flrst an4
swelling gradually to more .majestic pro
portions Unlit the whole auditorium was
fljjed, with, the melodious tones of the big
pipe 'organ. - -
The .crowd -had be.cn pouring through
hardly more than five minutes when the
organltt brought from hhi powerful lnslru
Bieht Its most roaring notes, drowning even
it,. aifn ot foci. . Kauallr hnir nfih.
'An nU VfiAM rifh atlwrv ii) Kl Mrl..L. A i.n " ,nul lijT l ij.iirr'
-nsasisw aa wae. ttut.arst to raach th Sreatdent. and on hi women and -children. To ewn, hii iha
ZZ-5i to.ths.nlafa whir the. PrtMlfi stood.
" ?' 'An oM man with silvery white hair
LEADING TOPICS
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TO-DAY'S REPOTUC
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THE SUN RISES THIS MORNINrt AT
o:81 AKD SETTS THIS EVENING AT 6:12.
WEATJlim IXUIOATIO.NS.
For Mlasnnrl Pair Snturday) rnolfr
In northtrmt portion. Sunday, fitlr
and cooler, wlndn becnmlnir north
erly. '.
For Lllinols fair Satnrdnri nmrh
colder In northern and nrilrrn por
tion. Sunday fair, with colder in
soutneast and Tntrmer In nirthTt-t
portion, winds beconiln'K norihrriy
nd brisk. .'
For Arkansas Partly cloudy Hatur
dayP'obably showers and cooler in
western portion. Hnnday, fair and
cooler, winds becoming northerl).
Pdr Texas Showers Saturday, with
cooler In' northern portion. Monday,
rain and cooler; fresh easterly winds,
shifting; to northerly by Sunday and
increasing la force.
Pilge. .
2. aiob Sought to Kill As,i!"ln.
Mrs. McKinley Bore Up Nobly.
S. London Shocked at Repuit.
Senator Hanna TrostrntcJ.
4. News at the While Houc.
5. Plan of the World s Fair.
. Formal Establishment of Doleitn In
-St. Louis.
Church N:wb and Announcements.
Sunday-School Lesson.
7. Notes About New Books,
Home and Ku.siii'011 Topics.
- 8. Race Track Results.
9. Baseball Games.
S.
SECRETARY C0RTELY01TS STATEMENT
ISSUED AFTER THE FIRST OPERATION.
Buffalo, Sept. 6 Secretary Cortelyou to-night gave out the following statement:
"The President was shot about 4 o'clock. One bullet struck him on the upper por
tion of the breastbone, glancing and not penetrating; the second bullet penetrated the
" abdomen flreinches below the left nipple anctcfcpe and one-half Inches to the left of
the median line. The abdomen was opened through the line of the bullet wound. It
was ,'ound that the bullet had penetrated the- stomach. The opening In the'front
wall of the stomach-was carefully closed with silk sltchcs, after which a search wa
made for ahole' In the back wall of the stomach. This was found and also closed
In the same way.
"The further course of the bullet could not be discovered, although careful .scirch
was made. The abdominal wound was closed without drainage. No Injury to the
intestines or other abdominal organ was discovered. The patient tood the operation
well, pulse of good quality, rote of 130. Condition at the conclusion of operation
was gratifying. The result cannot he foretold. His condition at present justifies hope
of recovers-." -v
(Shjned) "GIXmaE B. CORTELTOtT.
'; "Secretary to the President."
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Died Denouncing His Prosecutors.
12.
Republic Want Advertisements.
Record of Births. Marriage:', Deaths.
13. Republic Want and -Ileal Estate Adver
tisements. II. Grain and Produce Markets.
Sales of Live Stock.
IS. Financial News,
' River Telegrams.
1; Government Buildings a Bad Invest
ment. Bishop Hendrl Deposed as Curator.
Business Outlook .Improving.
SfcCRETABX CORTELTOTJ.
THE ASSASSIX.
-MR. MILBURX
PICTORIAL DIAGRAM OF THE ATTACK ON THE PRESIDENT.
Drawn from telegraphic description:
Innocently facing ihe assassin, the President smiled as he only knows how
that smile of dignity, benevolence and compassion, as he extended nls nt
hand to meet the left of the supposedly -wounded fiend. As "trie youtk eiteidW
his left hand, he, quick as a flash, as though (rained by long practice, whipped
out his right hand, the one which held ihe revolver. OBd before any.ons knew
what was transpiring two shots rang out, one following the' other after ths
briefest portion of a second.
The secret service men noted that about his rlfclit band was wrapped a hand
kerchief, and. as ho carried the baud uplifted, as though suiiK)rted by a sling
under his coat, the ytliteiH believed his limit! was injured, ami especially as he
extended bis left b.iutl across the right m as lo shake hands with the Presi
dent. The organist bad now reached the climax to the wild tralns or the sonata.
A more iifepfring scene could hardly be Imagined.
President bent over, shook hands warmly
and said some kind words-so as to make
the young heart glad.
As each person passed he wis viewed
critically by the Secret Service men. Their
hands were watched, their faces and ac
tions noted.
Kar down the line, a man of unusual as
pect to some, appeared, taking his turn In
the line. Ilc was short, neavy, dark, and
beneath a heavy dark moustache was a pair
of straight, bloodless lips- Under the black
brows gleamed, a pair ot glistening black
eyes.
He win marked at once ait a suspicious
person, and when he reached Foster, the
secret service man, held his hand on hint
until he hid reached the President and had
ciagped his hand. Ireland was equally alert,
and the slightest move on the part of this
man, who is now supposed to have oeetTan
accomplice, and for whom a search Is be
tas made,, would have been checked by tho
officers.
HE IS; SHOT DOW BT A
FIEND WllO SHAKES BIS HASD.
Immediately 'following thhi man was the
assassin. He was a rather till, boyish-looking
fellow, apparently S yean, old, and of
German-American extraction. His smooth,
rather pointed face would not indicate his
purpose to slay the nailon's executive.
The secret service men noted that about
'his right .hand .was wripped, handker
chief, and, as he carried the hknar uplifted,
as though aupported b-.a alini- under his
coatT the Officers believed .hts hakii was in
jured, and especially a ha eitUded his
WHHJKE THE BULLETS STRUCK.
One glanced off from the breastbone. In
flicting a slight flesh wound: the other pen
etrated both walls' of the stomach and prob
ably lodged-Inside the stomach. .
left hand across the right, no as to shake
hands with the President.
It was noticed that the Italian, who'was
In front of the -assassin, held hack, ap
parently to shield the young man,, so that
it was necessary .for Ireland to, push
him on. " '
The organist had now reached the climax
to the wild strains of the- Sonata. A mora
Inspiring dcene coUId hardly tie imagined.
.Innocently facing the assassin lhV.Pre!-'
dent smiled aa he only ., knows how-that
smile of dignity, benevolence and compas
sion as he extended his right hand -to meet
the left of the supposablr wounded fiend.
As the youth extended his left hand, he,
quick a a flash, as though trained by long
practice, whipped out his right hand, the one
which held the revolver, and before any
one knew what was transpiring two shots
rang- out, one following the other after the
briefest portion of a second.
For a moment there was the hush of aw
ful death not a sound. The Sonata died
Instantly; the people slopped, and could) not
'breathe.
The next Instant there was pandemonium.
The executive of the .greatest nation on
the globe nad been shot by bullets from the
weapon of an assassin,
HE ASKS GOD TO FORGIVE THE .
WOL'tD-BK ASSASSIX.
Tho President drew his right hand quickly
to his chest, raised hit head, and his eyes
.looked upward and rolled.
He swerved a moment, reeled and was
caught In the arms of Secretary Cortelyou,
to his right. ,
Catching himself for the briefest second,
President McKinley,' whose face was now
the whiteness of death,, .looked at tho as
sassin the officers and soldiers bore him
to the floor and said reebly and with the
most benevolent look It Is possible to
Imagine: -
drfay God foiglvVhlm."
The President was carried first one way,
then a teo In another -direction. The ex-
.cltement wa o sudden and the .pande
monium so incense tnnt tora nimoic-no-onc
knew what to dct " . . ,.
Finally soma on said to cany, hun Inside
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PRESIDENT ALdftB
KEPT "HtS "COJlPOjitHtB.
Buffalo, Sept.-6.-df the multitude
which witnessed of bore a. paH in the
scene of turmoil aiid turbulence
V whldt followed the shooting there S-
was but one mind which, seemed to V
retain Its. equilibrium, one hand
S whtph remained steady, one eye
which gazed with unflinching calm-
ness, and on -voice which retained
its even tenor and faltered not at the
most critical juncture.
They ware the mind and thehand
and the eye and the voice of Prcsl- S
dcht McKinley.
After the first shock of the assas- S
sin's shot he retreated a step; then. S
as the detectives leaped upon his as-
snllant. be, turned, walked steadily
to a. chair and seated himself, at' the
same time removing bis hat and S
bottlrfg hut head" In his hands.
the purple edge of the able, and seat, him
on one of the chairs. The bunting was In -a
solid piece no one had time to produce
knife, had they been able to think' of such
a thing. A couple of men tore the benches
aside ana trampled the bunting-down; while '
Mr. Mflburn and Secretary, Cortelyou Half .,
carried the President over the llne.and into"'
the-passageway leading to "the: stg,hlch, "
had .ndtbejj used-, wV . ' AS U v.
.The President wnsWeto walkr a little,
but wa leimlng hearjafcoa bis Sfcsttsa to'
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