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THE NORFOLK NEWS : FRIDAY , SKI'TKMHIW 1 , 1001
Victim of Bullets Fired by an
Anarchist at Buffalo.
CZOLGOSZ MAKES A CONFESSION.
Would-llo Assassin lloasts That His
Duty is Doiio ,
PRESIDENT IS RESTING EASILY.
Bullet Which Lodged In Breast la Removed -
moved , but One In Abdomen Re
mains Physicians at Bedside State
That Wounds Are Not Necessarily
Fatal Assassin Approached the
President With Revolver In Hand
kerchief and Shot With Pretense of
Buffalo , Sept. 7. President McKinley -
ley was shot and seriously wounded by
a would-be assassin while holding a re
ception In the Temple of Music at the
Pan-American grounds a few minutes
after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
One shot took effect In the right
breast , the other In the abdomen. The
first Is not of a serious nature and the
bullet has been extracted. The latter
pierced the abdominal wall and has not
The president's physicians issued
the following bulletin this morning :
"The president Is free from pain and
resting well. Temperature 1C0.2 ;
pulse 120 , respiration ? 4. "
Details of the Crime.
Buffalo , Sept. 7. President McKln-
ley , the idol of the American people ,
( I the nation's chief executive and the
city's guest , lies prostrated , suffering
the pangs inflicted by the bullet of a
' .f.- cowardly assassin , while his life hangs
In the balance. Out on Delaware
avenue , at the home of John G. Mil-
burn , president of the Pan-American
exposition , with tearful face and heart
torn by conflicting hopes and fears ,
sits the faithful wife , whose devotion
IN Is known to all the nation.
11IN It was a few moments after 4 p. m. ,
H while President McKInley was holding
a public reception in the great Temple
I- - of Music on the Pan-American
grounds , that the cowardly attack was
made , with what success time alone
Standing In the midst of crowds
numbering thousands , surrounded by
every evidence of good will , pressed
by a motely throng of people , showered
with expressions of love and loyalty ,
besieged by multitudes , eager to clasp
his hand amid these surroundings
and with the ever recurring plaudits
of an army of sightseers ringing In his
ears , the blow of the assassin fell and
In an Instant pleasure gave way to
pain , admiration to agony , folly turned
to fury and pandemonium followed.
A surging , swaying , eager multi
tude throngs the city's main thorough
fares , choking the streets In front of
the principal newspaper offices , scan
ning the bulletins with anxious eyes
and groaning or cheering In turn at
each succeeding announcement as the
nature of the message sinks or buoys
Down at police headquarters , sur
rounded by stern faced inquisitors of
the law , Is a medium sized man of
commonplace appearance , -with his
fixed gaze directed to the floor , who
presses his lips firmly together and
listens with an air of assumed Indif
ference to the persistent stream of
questions , arguments , objurgations
and admonitions with which his cap
tors seek to induce or compel him
It was Just after the daily organ re
cital in the splendid Temple of Music
that the dastardly attempt was made.
Planned with all the diabolical in
genuity and finesse of which anarchy
or nihilism are capable , the man had
carried out the work designed , and
only failed in his plans should the
president recover , and divine provi
dence should grant that result.
Exposed to Attack.
The president , though guarded by
secret service detectives , was fully ex
posed to such an attack as occurred.
He stood at the edge of the raised
dais on which stands the pipe organ
at the east end of tbo magnificent
Throngs of people crowded in at the
various entrances to gaze on their ex
ecutive , perchance to clasp his hand ,
nnd 'then fight their way out in the
good haturcd mob that every minute
Bwelled nnd multiplied at the points
of Ingress and egress to the building.
The president was in a cheerful
mood and was enjoying to the full
the hearty evidence of good will which
everywhere met his gaze. On his
right stood John C. Milburn of Buffalo ,
president of the Pan-American exposi
tion , chatting with the president and
introducing to him especially persons
of note who approached.
Upon the president's left stood Mr.
It was shortly after -1 p. m. when
ono of the throng which surrounded
the presidential party , a medium sized
man of ordinary appearance and plain
ly dressed In black , approached as if
to erect the president. Both Secre
tary Cortelyou and President Milburn
noticed that the man's nmui wan
swathed In a hnndiiKu or hnndkor-
chluf. Ht'ports of bystanders differ
ns to which hand. Ho worked Ms
way ninlil the stream of people up to
( hi1 c' < lgo of the dulH until he wan with
in two foot of the prosldont.
Prosldont McKlnloy Hinllod. bowed
nnd oxtondcd his hand In that spirit
of geniality the American people. HO
well know , when suddenly the sharp
crack of a revolver rung out loud nnd
clear above the hum of voices , the
tihullllng of myriads of feet and vl-
brntlng waves of upplnuso that over
nnd anon swept hero nnd there over
There was an instant of almost coin-
pleto silence. The president stood
stock still , a look of hesitancy , almost
of bewilderment , on his fare. Then
ho retreated a step , while n pallor be
gan to steal over bin features. The
multitude , only partially awuro that
something serious had happened ,
paused in surprise , while nocks were
craned nnd all eyes turned as one to
the rostrum where n great tragedy
was being enacted.
Assailant Borne to the Grcund.
Then came a commotion. With
the leap of a tiger three men throw
themselves forward , as with ono Im
pulse , nnd sped toward the would-be-
assassin. Two of the men were
United States secret service men , who
were on the lookout , nnd whoso duty
It was to guard against just such a
calamity ns had hero befallen the
president and the nation. The third
was a bystander , a negro , who had
only an instant previously grasped
In his dusky palm the hand of the
president. As one man the trio
hurled themselves upon the presi
dent's assailant. In a twinkling he
was borne to the ground , his weapon
was wrested from his grasp and
strong arms pinioned him down.
Then the multitude which thronged
the edifice begun to como to a ronl
izmg scene of the awfulness of the
scene of which they had been unwill
A murmur arose , spread and swelled
to a hum of confusion , then grew to a
babel of sounds and later to a pande
monium of noises.
The crowds that a moment before
had stood mute and motionless as in
bewildered Ignorance of the enormity
of the thing , now , with a single Im
pulse surged forward toward the stage
of the horrid drama , while a hoarse
cry swelled up from a thousand
throats and a thousand men charged
forward to lay hands upon the perpe
trator of the dastardly crime.
Confusion Was Terrible.
For a moment the confusion was
terrible. The crowd surged forward
regardless of consequences. Men
shouted and fought , women screamed
and children cried. Some of those
nearest the doors fled from the edifice
In fear of a stampede , while hun
dreds of others from the outside strug
gled blindly forward in the effort to
penetrate the crowded building and
solve the mystery of excitement and
panic which every moment grew and
swelled within the conuested Interior
of the edifice.
Inside , on the slightly raised dais ,
was enacted within those few feverish
moments a tragedy so dramatic In
character , so thrilling In its intensity ,
that few who looked on will ever be
able to give a succinct account of what
really did transpire. Even those who
attended the president came out of It
with blanched faces , trembling limbs
and beating hearts , while their brains
throbbed with a tumult of conflicting
emotions which could not be clarified
into a lucid narrative of the events
as they really transpired.
Of the multitude which witnessed
or bore a part in the scene of turmoil
and turbulence there was but one
mind which seemed to retain its
equilibrium , one hand which remained
steady , one eye which gazed with un
flinching calmness and ono voice
which retained Its even tenor and
faltered not at the most critical junc
They wore the mind and hand anil
the eye and the voice of President
After the first shock of the assas
sin's shot he retreated a step , then , as
the detectives leaped upon his assail
ant , he turned , walked steadily to *
chair and seated himself , at the same
time removing his hat and bowing his
head in his hands.
In an instant Secretary Cortelyou
and President Milburn were at his
side. His waistcoat was hurriedly
opened , the president meanwhile ad
monishing those about him to remain
calm , telling them not to be alarmed.
"But you are wounded , " cried his
secretary , "let me examine. "
"No , I think not , " answered the
president. "I am not badly hurt , 1
assure you. "
Nevertheless , his outer garments
were hastily loosened and when a
trickling stream of crimson was seen
to wind its way down his breast ,
spreading its tell-tale stain over the
white surface of the linen , their worst
fears were confirmed.
A force of exposition guards were
on the scene and an effort was made
to clear the building. By this time
the crush was terrific. Spectators
crowded down the stairways from
the galleries , the crowd on the floor
surged forward toward the rostrum ,
while , despite the strenuous efforts of
police and guards the throng without
struggled to obtain admission.
The president's assailant in the
meantime hod been hustled by expo
sition guards to the rear of the buildIng -
Ing , where ho was held while the buildIng -
Ing was cleared nnd later he was
turned over to Superintendent Bull of
the Buffalo police department , whr
took the prisoner to No. 13 police sta
tion and afterward to police headquar
ters. As soon ns the crowd In the
Temple of Music had been dispersed
sufficiently the president was removed
In the automobile ambulance and
tnken to the exposition hospital , where
an examination wns ninth1 ,
The best medical Hklll WIIB sum
moned and within n brief period ROV-
oral of Buffnlo'H best known prac
titioners were at the patient's sltla.
The president retained the full ox-
orclHO of hip fniMiltlon until placed on
the operating table nnd subjected to
an anaesthetic. Upon the first exam
ination it was ascertained tint ono
bullet had taUen effect In the right
breast Just below the nipple , cnunlii'5
a comparatively harmless wound.
The other took effect In the abdo
men , about four Inchon below the loll
nipple , four Indies to the left of the
navel , and about on a level with It.
Probing for the Bullet.
Upon the arrival at the exposition
hospital , the second bullet wound WIIB
probed for. The walls of the abdo
men were opened , but the ball WIIH not
located. The Incision was hatitlly
closed and after a hasty consultation
it was decided to remove the put lent
to the homo of President Mllluini.
This was done , the automobile nnibii-
lance being used for the purpose. Ar
riving at the Milburn residence nil
persons save the medical attendants ,
nurses nnd the olllclals Immediately
concerned were excluded and the tusk
of probing for the bullet which hnd
lodged In the abdomen was begun by
Dr. Uoswoll Pnrko. When the news
of the crime WIIB telephoned to the
homo of President Mllhurn , whom
Mrs. McKinlcy was resting , Immedi
ate steps were tnken to span1 her the
shock of n premature statement of the
occurrence before the condition of tbo
president was ascertained. Gunrds
were stationed nnd no-one was per
mitted to approach tbo house.
When It was decided to remove the
president from ( lie exposition hospital
to ( lie Mllhurn residence the nowa
was broken to Mrs. McKlnloy us gent
ly as might lie. She bore the shook
remarkably well and displayed the
At the Milburn Residence.
At 8:30 : the representative of the As
sociated Press was admitted to the
Mllhurn mansion , where Secretary
Cortelyou gave him the official bulletin
prepared by the physicians.
Secretary Cortelyou said that a tel
egraph office would bo established
at once in the Milburn residence nnd
bulletins giving the public the fullest
Information possible would bo Issued
at short Intervals.
At the Mllhurn residence were Sec
retary Wilson , President Mllhurn ,
Director General Iluchnnnn , Dr. Ulxey
and Sec-rotary Cortolyou. Telegrams
poured hi by the hundreds and Secre
tary Cortelyou was kept busy replying
to them. Two stenographers with their
typewriters were placed In the parlor ,
which was quickly transformed Into
a bustling room.
While the wounded president wns
being borne from the exposition to the
Milburn residence between rows of on
lookers with bared heads n far differ
ent spectacle was being witnessed
along the route of his assallaitt's
journey from the scene of his crime
to police headquarters. The trip wns
made so quickly that the prisoner wns
landed satoly within the police station
and the doors closed before anyone
was aware of his presence.
The news of the attempted assassin
ation having in the meanwhile been
spread broadcast by the newspapers
like wildfire it spread from mouth to
mouth. Then bulletins began to ap
pear on the boards along newspaper
row and when the announcement was
made that the prisoner had been taken
to police headquarters , only two
blocks distant from ' the newspaper
section , the crowds surged down to
ward the Terrace eager for a glimpse
of the prisoner.
At police headquarters they were
met by a strong cordon of police
which was drawn up across the pnvc-
men on Pearl street and admittance
was denied to any but officials author
ized to take part in the examination
of the prisoner.
Cries of "Lynch Him. "
In a few minutes the crowd had
grown from tens to hundreds , and
these in turn quickly swelled to thou
sands , until the street was completely
blocked with a mass of humanity. It
was at this Juncture that some one
raised the cry of "lynch him. " Like
a flash the cry was taken up and the
whole crowd , as if ignited by the
single match thus applied , re-echoed
the cry "lynch him , " "hang him. "
Closer the crowd surged forward.
Denser the throng became as new ar
rivals swelled each moment the/sway
ing multitude. The situation was be
coming critical , when suddenly the big
doors were flung open and a squad of
reserves advanced with solid front ,
drove the crowd back from the curb
nnd across the street and gradually
succeeded in dispersing them from
about the entrance to the station.
By this time there were probably
50,000 people assembled In the vicinity
of Pearl. Seneca and Erie streets and
the Terrace. The crowd was so great
that it became necessary to rope off
the entire street In front of police
Inside the station house were assem
bled District Attorney Penney , Super
intendent of Police Bull. Captain Ren-
gan of the First precinct and other
officials. The prisoner at first proved
quite communicative , so much so In
fact that Httlo dependence could be
placed In what he said. He first
gave his name as Fred Nclinan. said
his homo wns In Detroit , and that he
had been in Buffalo about a week.
Ho said he had been boarding nt a
plnco In Broadway. Later this place
wns located as John Nowak's saloon , a
Raines law hotel , No. 1078 Broadway.
Hero the prisoner occupied room No.
8. Nownk , the proprietor , said he
knew very llttlo about his guest. He
came there , ho declared , last Satur
day , saying ho had como to see the
Pan-American exposition , nnd that his
homo wns In Toledo. Ho had been
nlono nt all tlinen about Nowak'n
place njul hnd liiul no visitors. In
hlH room WIIH found it miinll traveling
bug of cheap make. It contained nit
empty cnrtrhlgo box and a few clothes.
With ( hcHo fnctH In hnnd the pollen
went lit I ho prisoner with renewed
vigor In the effort to obtain ollhor
a full confeimlon or u straight account
of his Identity and movomentn prior
to liU arrival In Uuffnlo. lie at llrnl
admitted that he WIIH nn anarchist
In sympathy at leant , hut denied
r.treimoiisly that the attempt on the
llfo of the president WIIH a rcmilt of
n preconcerted plot on the purl of nny
nnnrchlst noclety. At Union ho WIIH
delimit nml again Indifferent. Hut nt
no time did ho betray the remotest
sign of remorHo. Ho declared ( hit
deed WIIH not prcmcdltntod , hut In trio
name brentli refused to sny why ho
perpetrated It. When chnrgod by
District Attorney Penney with being
the Instrument of nn organised bund
of conspirators , ho protoHtcd ve
hemently thnt be never oven thought
of perpetrating ( ho crlmo until that
Prisoner Makes Confession.
After long nml porslstnnt questionIng -
Ing It wnu announced nt pollen head-
quartern thnt the pi tanner hail iniiiln
n partial confession , which ho hnd
signed. AH near IIH ran bo Icnrnuil
the facts contained in the confession
are nn foIlowH :
The tium'H nnmo Is Leon Czolgolsz ,
Ho IH of PollRh-Deriimn oxlmotion.
IllH home IH In Cleveland , where hn
has seven hrotbei'H nml sisters. He
IH an nvoweil iinnrchlHt nml mi ardent
iliselplo of Kninia ( loldmmt , whose
teachings ho alleges nro roHpoiiHlble
for bin attack on the president , He
denies steadfastly that ho IH the In
strument of any body of annrclilstn
or the tool of any coterie of plotters.
Ho declares ho ( lid not even hnvo n
confederate. Ills only reason for tbo
deed , lie declares , IH that ho believed
the present form of government In
( ho United StnliHi wns unjust and he
concluded thnt the most effective way
to remedy It WIIH to kill the proHldenl.
Those conchiHloiiH , he doelaroH , bo
reached through the teachings ol
Story of n Byst.indcr.
From n bystander who witnessed
the attempt on tbo president's life , the
following description WIIH obtained by
the correspondent of the Associated
"When the man fired the shots Pres
ident McKInley foil buck a stop , quiv
ered slightly , but did not fall. Secretary
rotary Oortolyou , President Milburn ,
and Detective Foster sprung to bin aid ,
while Detective Ireland nnd .IniiioH II.
Parker throw his assailant to the
floor , hurled themselves upon him and
attempted to disarm him.
"Their prisoner struggled desperate
ly nnd wrenching his arm free nt
tempted once more to fin ; at the pres
ident. The revolver , however , was
struck from his hnnd , flying several
foot uwny. President McKInley him
self plucked from his side the bullet
which hud struck the breast Imno nnd
glanced , lodging In tbo skin , at the
srtine time saying to the detective
'Foster , I believe there Is another bul
let In there. '
"Shortly afterward he said : 'Do
not exaggerate this to Mrs. McKinlcy.
"The president throughout displayed
the greatest fortitude and till the time
until I saw him curried from the build
Ing his coolness and courage were
Precautions Had Been Taken.
It wa.s learned from nn authorltn
tlve source thnt the greatest precau
tions hnd been taken to guard ngnlnal
the possibility of nny such occurrence
as transpired yesterday. Not only
were the services of the local police
and detective forces employed to the
fullest extent , but specially detailed
men have accompanied the presiden
tial party in all its travels since inau
guration day , nnd In addition to tlilf
the extra precaution was taken , upon
the occasion of the president's visit
to the Pan-American , of having with
him three United States treasury sec
ret service men of long experience
and proven ability. In fact , to such
an extent has this matter of the pres
ident's personal safety been carried
by those responsible for his welfare
that it has given rise to some criti
cism. Upon his visit to the exposi
tion Is was felt by those surrounding
him that the president was liable tc
greater chances of danger than is
usual even upon his travels , owing
to the great crowds , the diversified
character of the people assembled and
the necessity for direct contact with
the crowds. For these reasons the
strict precautions above mentioned
were resorted to. The president him'
self has always been averse to any
such protection and the sight of off !
ccrs of the law constantly near hie
person has been distasteful. He line
always Insisted In all his visits to
various cities there should bo at least
ono public reception where he could
be brought face to face with the pub
lic and give those who desired It the
privilege of n personal meeting
Long after midnight crowds wore !
walking the streets eagerly inquiring' '
for information or loitering about the t
newspaper bulletin boards in the hope
of additional information. The deep
est feeling over the outrage was ap-
Bjirent nnd people of every pnrtlsnn-
ship were unanimous In their expres
sions of abhorrence of the crime.
The latest information obtainable nt
pollco headquarters was that District
Attorney Penney wns closeted with
the prisoner , while mounted pollco pa
trolled the district roped off from the
public. In the course of the evening
five men were arrested on the charge
of seditious utterances , but later all
The street In the immediate vlcin
ity of the house where the president
lies Is roped off and guarded by po
llco who will admit nobody. It was
announced that official bulletins would
be lnmiod nl r.-gulnr Inlorvnlit , nml
upon them1 the public mimt wall , mi
the phyHlclniiH and olllelalH rofiiHo nb-
tiolulcly to KVO ! out nny Information.
Kurly thin morning the HI reel In the
neighborhood of the Milburn roHldenco
WIIH doMortoil HIIVO for Ibo policemen
who were on guard nnd ( be Htfeetii
down town wore nlnuml equally quiet.
Secretary Corlelyou last night gnvn
out tbo following statement : The.
following bulletin WIIH limned by the
phyHlclniiH at 7 o'clock. "Tho prod-
don WIIH nhot about I o'clock. One bul
let struck him on the upper porlloi.
of the In-cant hone , glancing nml not
penetrating ; the iiocoml bullet pene
trated the abdomen live Inchon below
( ho left nipple and one nml one half
Indies to tbo left of the median line.
The abdomen WIIH opened through the
line of the bullet wound. It WIIH
found Hint the bullet bad penetrated
the iitomnch. The opening In ( be
front wall of the stomach wan care
fully rinsed with Hlllt HtllchoH , alter
which a search wan mndo for a hole
In the buck wall of the stomach. Thin
WIIH found nnd also cloned In ttio minis
way. The further course of the bul
let could not he discovered although
careful search WIIH mndo. The ah-
domlmil woui'd WIIH closed without
drainage. No wound to ( ho Intestines
tines or other abdominal organ won
discovered. The patient stood thn
operation well , pulse of good qunllly ,
rale of llto , Condition at tbo corn-In-
slon of operation WIIH gratifying. The
result cannot ho foretold. Ills con
dition nt pri'Hcnt jnstllles hop > of re
At : i a. m. the follo\.1 K hii\lcfln \
WIIH Issued :
"Tho president continued to rent
well. Tcmponiliiro I0l.lt , pulno 110 ,
respiration lil. "
Scenes at the Milburn Home.
Immediately ( ho president WIIH
cured for nt the exposition groundn ,
Director ( lonoral W. I. Hiiclianiin
started for the Mllbnrn residence to
forestall nny Information that might
reach tbeie by telephone or otherwise.
Very hieUly , he WIIH first to arrive
with the Information. The Niagara
Falls trln had tired Mrs. McKlnlcv
nnd on returning to the Mllbnrn resi
dence nlie look leave of her nlocos , the
Mlssos Harbor and Iho president's
niece , Miss Duncan , IIH well us their
hostess , Mrs. Milburn , and then went
to her room to rest.
Mr. Ilncbanan broke tbo news tr
the nleccH IIH easily IIH ho could , am'
It WIIH thought best to await Mrs. Mo-
Klnloy's awakening , or slioitly after ,
when Mr. Piiehanan should break tin1
news to her , if In the meantime bet
physician. Dr. Itlxey , hail not arrived
Mrs. McKInley awoke from her sleep
nt about , r > : . ' 10. She WIIH fooling splen
didly she Hald , nnd al once took up
her crocheting , which , IIB IH well
known , IH ono of her favorite diver
sions. Immediately on Mr. Ilnchan-
an's arrival at the Milburn homo he
had telephone comunlcntlon there
with cut off. for there hnd been several
cnllH , anil he decided on this IIH the
wisest course to pursue , IOH ! Mrs. Mc
Klnloy , hearing the continued rliiKliiR
of the telephone bell , might Inquire
what It meant.
While the light , of day continued ,
Mrs. McKInley continued with her
crocheting. When It became dusk
and the president had not arrived , HIO
began to feel anxious concerning him.
" 1 wonder why lie does not como ? "
she asked one of her nlccos. There
was no clock In Mrs. McKinloyV
room , and when It wan seven o'clock
she had no idea It was so late , nml
this IH when she began to fool anxious
concerning her husband , for bo was
due to return to Mr. Mllhnrn's home
about 0 o'clock.
At 7 o'clock Dr. Rlxoy arrived at the
Mllbnrn residence. He had been
driven hurriedly down Delaware nvc-
niio In an open carriage. As he
came up , Mr. Buchanan wns out on the
lawn conversing with n reporter.
"Do you know , " said Mr. Buchanan ,
"I had a sort of premonition. Since
early morning I hnd been extremely
nervous nnd feared that something
might go wrong. Our trip to the
Falls was uneventful , but what nn
awful sad ending to our day. "
Mrs. McKinlcy Hears the News.
At 7:20 : Dr. Rlxey came out of the
house accompanied by Colonel Webb
Hayes , son of former President Hayes ,
who Is a friend of President McKInley.
TJhey entered a carriage and returned
to the exposition hospital. After Dr.
Rixey had gone Director General
Buchanan said that the doctor hnd
broken the news in a most gentle
mnnner to Mrs. McKInley.
He said that she had stood it brave
ly , though considerably affected. If
it were possible to bring him to her ,
she wanted It done. Dr. Rixey as
surcd her that the president could
be brought with safety from the expo
sitlon grounds and when he left Mr.
Mllburn's it was to complete all nr
rangements for the removal of the
president. A big force of regular
patrolmen was assigned to the Mil- -
The Milburn homo Is on the west
side of Delaware avenue , the second
house north of Ferry street. It Is a
three-Btory , dark green , brick struc
ture of wide dimensions. It Is about
CO feet from the street line , the well
kept lawn sloping to the sidewalk.
The president Is occupying ono of n
suite of rooms on the seond floor of
the house , in the northwest corner of
the building. The president's Is the
ono on the second floor , farthest re
moved from either Delaware avenue
or Ferry street.
Many notable persons called nt the
The first of them came long before
the president was brought to the homo.
These Included members of the diplo
matic corps. Later , some time after 1
the president had been brought into
the house , Governor B. B. Odell and '
his private secretary , James Graham ,
who wore In Loohpoit when thry
hoard ( ho newit , called.
At Ili8 : ! United HlnUiH Senator
Mark llanmt arrived from CIcvHnixl
A mom ; til her callers were Robert T.
Lincoln of Chicago , non of the la o
I'icsldeiil Lincoln , and II. I ) . I' . M <
I'm land , ono of Ibo commlHHioiiiT.I
from ( lie District of Columbia.
BRITISH PRESS COMMENT.
London Editors Extend Sympathy and
Prnyern for Prcoldcnt'n Recovery.
London , Sept. 7. All the no\\i..a |
pern thin morning publish bum a >
coiinlii from llnffalo describing the at
loinpl upon Prosldont MoKlnloy's lif--
and dlspalclioa from abroad rogardinir
Hie reception of Iho news , which v
cites renewed lltld llllXlollH ( llHCII ' ill
of incnmi to prevent anarchist " " '
riiKi'ii , leleroncOH to prcvlotiH m
teinptii and the urgent need of tlio
adoption of greater pollco precaution
than over In republics and the I'reeuf
The newspapcri ! wlllmnl exception
extend lo President McKlnloy's family
and Iho American nation tbo decpi , , t
sympathy and fervent prayorn for the
president's recovery , while heartf' II
gratitude hi expressed that the late t
reports ilve ground for hope.
The Dally Telegraph nays editor
ially : "It IH with Ibo profound (
rogrol Hint the world lenrnn to'l.iy '
thnt another dlKllnnnlshod nnnie l <
added ( o llio shamefully long list "f
rulefii wlui have fallen victims In Hi.-
Insensate wlolicdiicHM of tin. awsi ; > ' in
The most unfeigned and heard' ' II
sympathy will go forth from < - \ '
lanilly In Cbrlsli'iii'lom to Mrs. McKIn
ley In thin hour of deepest sorrow
and ( rial. Americana will acquit in
of all suspicion of Insincerity when w
claim thai the blow will he felt with
IIH much severity In ( ironI , Britain at
In ( he United States.
ROOSEVELT OFF FOR BUFFALO.
Quits Vermont Friends ns Soon as Re
covered From Stun of Blow.
Burlington , VI. , Kepi. . 7. The llrnt
IIOWH of the attempted assassination nt
Preiddent McKInley reached Vii <
Prosldont Room-veil at Isle La Motto.
The vice president tier-med stunned
by the news , put. his hnmlii to hl.- >
bend then exclaimed ! " "
, "My (5od. (
Those around him were immediately .1
Informed of the tragedy and It. WIIB 'I
decided to niniounce It to the company - \
pany of a thousand people who bad
gatheied lo hoar Colonel Roosevelt ,
itpeak nt Ibo annual outln ) ; of the Ver
mont Fish and ( Sumo league.
Senator Proctor made the annotincp-
menl and many persons In the iiudl- .
once ImrHt Into tears. A Inter bulletin - I
tin was locolvoil stating Hint the pros-
blent was icHtlng quietly and thnt tlm
chmiceH woru favorable for his re
" ( Sooil , " oxclnlmcd the vlco proof ,
dent , and bis face lighted up. lie
showed his pleasure by eagerly an
noimclng the good news to the an-
Ronibly. The vice president then
loft Immediately on the yacht Klfrl
day , and came to this city. Colonel
RooHovolt was asked at the wharf
for a statement for publication ami
said : "I am HO Inexpressibly
grieved , shocked and horrified that
I can say nothing. "
He bearded tbo train and left for
President's Brother Speeding East.
Denver , Sept. 7. Abnor McKInley.
brother of the president , left last nliiht
In a special car attached to the Bur
lington fast train for Chicago. Should
nlarmlng symptoms In the president's
condition arise , a special train will
bo placed al blH disposal and Vie rest
of tbo tiip made In thn briefest possi
ble time. Mr. McKinley will go to
Chicago utid thence to Buffalo over
the l.nko Shore unless the president
should die before Chicago Is reached ,
In which case his brother will go
direct to Buffalo. Mr. McKInley. his
wife and two daughters , wore making
a pleasure trip up the Platte canon on
a special train provided by the Col
orado nnd Southern Railway company.
The train was sidetracked at Baileys ,
55 miles from Denver , when the first
news of the shooting of the president
was received. The return to Denver
was mndo nt once. Mr. McKInley
was too severely shocked by the news
to talk of the matter. While here
ho received a telegram from B. F.
Montgomery , chief operator at the
White house , in which ho stated that
the doctors estimate the chances of
the president's recovery about even.
Chicago Anarchists Arrested.
Chicago , Sept. 7. Six men were
placed under arrest In this city last
night on the charge of being impli
cated In the plot to assassinate Pres
ident McKinley. The men were all
found In one house at the corner ol
St. Johns Place and Carroll avenue
on the west sido. The arrests were
made on information from the police
officials of Buffalo , who said that the
men were members of a society to
which Nelrnan belongs nnd thnt they
had knowledge of the plot. The po
lice have not given out the names
of the men taken Into custody , but one
of the men is known to bo A. Isold ; ,
president of the "Free Society" organ
ization. Ho was formerly editor of
nn anarchist paper which bore the
name of the Fire Brand. The Information
mation received from Buffalo is 10
the effect thnt the plot to kill the pres
ident was originated among the mem
bers of the Free Society and that the
Buffalo prisoner was chosen by lot
to commit the crime.
From Governor Savage.
Lincoln , Sept. 7. Governor Savage
sent the following telegram : "Mrs.
William McKinley , Buffalo : The
people of the state of Nebraska keen-
i ly sympathize with you in your sail
i affliction and arc earnestly suppllcn-
ting Divine Providence to spare the
life of our Illustrious president , "
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