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PRESIDENT MKINLEV SHOT
A Cowardly Attempt to Assassinate Him At
- Buffalo, New York.
AN AIVAICIISrS BLOODY DEW.
The Prsstdeat Was HsMlag a Recap
ttsss WhM Ms H ■!■■!■* Advanced
Whfe Covered Weapos and Fired
Twa Shots. Both Taking Effect
Mr. NdUsbjr's Condition Thought
To Be Favorable For Recovery.
Buffalo, N. T.. Special.—Praaldeat
McKialey was shot and aarloualy
wounded by a would-be aaaamia while
holding a reception la the Temple of
Maaic at the Pan-American Exposition
• few miaatea after 4 o'clock Friday.
Oae shot took effect la the right breast
the other la the abdomen. The first Is
not of a serious aatare aad the bullet
haa been extracted The latter pierced
Che abdominal wall aad haa not been
It was a few momenta after 4 p. m.
while 1 "resident McKialey was holding
• public reception In the great Temple
o' Music, ob the Pan-American
grounds, that the cowardly attack 1
«m made, with what success time
Bluae ran tell. Standing is the midst
of crowds numbering thousands, sur
n>.Bded by every evidence of goad will
prtsstd by B motley throng of people,
showered with expiessions of love and
loyalty, besieged by multitudes all
anger to clasp his hand, amid these
■HWfliB and with the errr-re
curring plaudits of an admiring army ;
of slght-ueers. ringing la his ears, the
blow of the assassin fell and la aa in- .
. staat pleasure gare way to pain. »•
miration to agoay. folly to fury and
Down at police headquarters, sur
rounded by stera-faced inquisitor! of
the law. sits a medlum-slxed man of
eoaaoa-pitcr appearance with his
gase lied oa the floor, and llateas with
aa air of assumed Indifference to the .
persist eat stream of questions, argu- !
Meats, objurgations and admonitions
with which his captors seek to induce
or coapel htm to talk. The daily or
gan recital la the Temple of Music
witnessed the dastardly attempt.
Plaaaed with the diabolical lageaulty
and flasaae of which anarchy or Nihil'
lam is capable, the would-be assassin
carried oat the work without a hitch
and should his designs fail and the
President sarriTe. oaly to Dlriae Prov-
Ideace csn be attributed that benefi
The President, though well-guarded
by Halted Stated Secret Serrlce detec
tives. waa fully exposed to such sn nt- j
tack aa wear red- He stood at the edge
of the ralaed dais upoa which stands ■
the great pipe organ at the east aide
of die magnificent structure. Throngs
of people crowded in. to gase upon I
their executive, perchance to clasp his
haads. and then fight their °nt '*
the good-natured mob that every mla
ute swelled aad multiplied at the
of lagresa and egress to the
building. The President waa in a cheer
ful mood aad was enjoylag to the full
the hearty evidences of good will
which everywhere met his gase. Upon
bis right stood John O. Milbnrn, of
Buffalo, president of the Psn-Amerl
can Exposition, chatting *th the
President and introducing to him es-s
Norfolk. Va.. flu rial —lt w»s a»-
aounced that another
cancers, with a capital of $3,000,006.
would apply tor a chartsr at «K un
der tha Virginia taws, to erect s plant
at 3ewall's Potat. about five miles i
down tha gllivaheth river, where they :
have me aa ad ugtlnaa oa over 1,000 .
acres sf water front at P» per acre.
The nama win be known aa the
Norfolk Ihlpbullillag tm* Dry Dock I
v. x w /|P
peclalljr persona of note wbn approach
ed. Upoa the President'* left stood Mr.
Then the multitude which thronged
the edttce bctu to rose to a realis
ing sense of the nwfulneaa of th«
scene of which they had been unwill
ing wttaeasea. A murmur arose,
spread aad swelled to a hum of con
(usion. then grew to a babel of aoaada
and later to a pandemonium at noises.
The crowds that a moment before had
stood mate aad aaotlonleaa us In be
wllderad ignorance of the enormity of
of the thing. sow with a alagle Im
51ae surged forward toward the stage
the horrid drama, while a hoarse
cry welled ap from a thousand throats
and a thonaand men charged forward
to lay haada upon the perpetrator of
the dastardly crime.
A SCENE Or WILD CONTUSION.
For a moment confusion was terri
ble. The crowda surged forward re
gardless of consequences. Men shOut
ed aad fought, women acreamed and
children cried. Some of those nearest
the doors led from the edifice In fear
of a stampede, while hundreds of oth
ers from the outside struggled blindly
forward la the effort to penetrate the
crowded building aad solve the mys-
tery of excitement and panic which
| every aoment grew and swelled with
in the congested interior of the edl
I lI A DRAMATIC TRAGEDY.
Inside on the slightly raised dais
waa enacted within those few feverish
momenta 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 trsnspire. Even the actor*
; who were playing the principal role*
came out of It with blanched faces,
trembling limbs and heating hearts
i while their brains throbbed with a
tumnlt of conflicting emotion* which
; could not be cl&rifled Into a lucid nar
■ rative of the eventa aa they really
PRESIDENT REMAINED CALM.
But of the nraltltnde which witness
ed or bore a pert In the acene of tur
moil and turbulence there mm» but one
i mind which seemed to retain its
equilibrium, one hand which remain
ed steady, one eye which gated with
unflinching calmness and one voice
which retained its even tenor and fal
; tered not at the most critical juncture.
I They were the mind aad the band
and the eye and the voice ot Presi
dent McKlnley. After the flrst *hock
I of the assassin's shots, he retreated a
! step. Then aa the detectives leaped
upon his assailant, he turned, walked
steadily to a chair aad seated him
self, at the saase time removing hi*
bat and bowing hla head In hi* hand*.
In an inatant Secretary Cortelyou and
President Mllburn were at hi* *ide.
; Hl* waistcoat waa hurriedly opened,
the Preaident meanwhile admonishing
those about him to remain calm and
telling them not to b« alarmed.
I "But you are wounded." cried hia
t secretary, "let me examiae."
I "No. I think not," answered the
President- "I am not badly hurt. I
PRESIDENTS ASSAILANT TAKEN
The President's assailant in the
meantime had been hustled to the rear
of the building by the exposition
guaida. where ha waa held while the
building waa cleared aad later he was
turned over to Supatfoteadent Bull,
of the Buffalo department, who took
the prisoner to No. II police station
I aad aflSTwarda to police headquar-
MiSwaakae, Special—The National
PostoOce Clerks' Acaoclatlon adopted
: classification bill. It aaka that rh;
minimum aalnry for darks la flrst and
second dam eSeun ha S6OO aad that
the maatena be $1 Jos with n yearly
increase of SIM until the aalnry ahall
. have r sacks J SL4N per year. It
further naks that bill clerk* receive
. aa a minimum nnlary $(00 with yearly
; advances of SIM until they ahall re
celve SI,OOO. Ttato sypUea to all eisrk*.
True to Ourselvee, Our ITelffktors, Our Country and Our God.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY,SEPTEMBEI. 13 1301.
tera. Aa soon as the crowd la th
Temple of Music had been disperse-!
sufficiently the President was re
moved In ths automobile ambulance
and taken to the exposition hospital
Where an examination waa made. Tht
beat medical skill was summoned and
within a brief period several of But
falo's boat known practitioners wert
at the patient's aide.
MK. McKINLEY'S INJURIES.
The President retained the full
exercise of hla (acuities until placed
on the operating table and anb.'ected
to an anaesthetic. Upon the first ex
amination It waa aacertained that one
bullet had taken effect In the
breast Just below the alpple. causing
a comparatively harmless wound. The
other took effect In the abdomen about
four inches below the left nipple, tour
Inches to the left of the navel, and
about on a level with 1L Upon arrival
at the exposition hoapltal the second
bullet wound was probsd. The walls
of the abdomea were opened, but the
ball waa not located. The incision was
hastily closed and after a haaty con
sultation. it was decided to remove
the patient to the home of President
Leon Csologosx, the would-be aa
saasln has signed a confcslon covering
alx pages of foolscap, which iitates
that he is an anarchist and that he be
came an enthuaiaatlc member of that
body through the Influence of Emma
Goldman, whose writings he had read
and whose lectures he had listened
to. He denies having any confederate
and says hs decided on the act three
daya ago and bought the revolver with
which the act waa committed In Buf
falo. He had seven brothers and sis
ters In Cleveland, and the Cleveland
directory haa the names of about that
nuipber living on Hosmer street and
Ackland avenue, which adjoin. Some
of them are butchers and others la
different trade*. He Is now detained at
police headquartera pending the result
of the Presidont's Injuries.
Csologoss does not appear In the
leaat degree uneasy or penitent for hia
action. He saya he waa induced by
hla attention to Emma Qoldioan * lec
tures and writing* to decide that the
present form of government In this
country waa all wrong and he thought
the beat way to end It waa by killing
the Preaident. He ahows no sign of
insanity, but la very reticent about
much of hla career. While acknowl
edging himself an anarchist, he dues
not state to what branch of the or
ganlzatlon he belongs.
.Sympathetic Resolution*. >
The announcement of the attempted
' assassination of President McKlnley
brought feelings of sadness and hor
ror to all section* of the country.
Resolutions of sympathy have been
passed In all the leading clt'.es cf
South, and at Columbia, S. C., Camrn
Hampton, of Confederate veterans,
passed strong resolutions condennlnj
the crime and praying for the Presi
dent's recovery. The would-be assas
sin belongs to a dangeruu* clasi of
foreigners, and his act comes with
cut any assignable reason.
The New* In London.
London, By Cable.—The news of
the attempt upon the life of President
McKlnley spread slowly in London.
The flr*t ticker reports were discred
ited; then, with the confirmation and
general dissemination of the news,
arose a far-reaching feeling of sorrow
and Indignation which, wherever
American* gathered, almost gained the
proportions of a panic, accompanied
by feverish anxiety for further detail*.
The thousand* of American:, now in
London were moatly at the theatre*
when the news arrived; and returning
to their hotels found anxious groups
of Englishmen bnd Americans diacuaa-
Ing what, without diatlnctlon of race,
1* regarded as a national calamity.
The announcement of the attempted
asaaialnatlon waa received too late for
extra editions of the papers to an
nounce the new* to the mass of the
English people and they will not learn
until they take up their morning pa
pers of the President'* injuries.
Buffalo. Special—The following bul
letin wn* l*»ued by the President's
physician* at 10:40 p. m.:
"The President I* rallying
torlly and Is resting conmfortably;"
10:50 p. m.. temperature 100.4 degrees,
pulse 134, respiration 24."
At 1 a. m. Saturday the phyalclans
issued a bulletin aaylng that the Pres
ident suffered no pain.
The New* In Washington.
Washington. D. C., Special.—The
streets are thronged with people who
are eagerly seeking the latest news
from the President. Announcements
through the magapbunes at The Poat
and Star buildings that the wound* are
not neceaaarlly fatal were cheered
loud and long. The crime I* contempla
ted with horror. Much aentlment la ex
pressed against, foreigners and anarch
ist*, but more especially the lattw.
At Lexington, Ml**., Monroe Hitch
ford and Spencer Wright, colored
fought a duel with shotgun*, and 'ioth
Robert IV Wilcox, pastaasUi 4L..
Jacksonville, Ga. has been arrested on
the charge of using official envelopes
for private purpose*. . ■' '
The purchase of mtiles for the
British army In South Africa ha* been
resumed at Kansia City, Mo., after an
interval of three months.
Review of the Killing of Lincoln and
Three tiroes In the history of thia
country has an assaasla attacked its
In the first two Instances the mur
derer succeeded In compassing the
death of his victim. In the third In
stance the Prlsldent haa been serloualy
wounded and hi* life now trembelea
In the balance.
The first aaaaaasin waa an American
whose mind had been unbalanced by
the event* and resulta of the Civil
War. The second aaaassln was a
Frenchman who was crazed by the de
sire for office, and the third la a Pole,
who clalma to be an anarchist.
fir. UMQ|B Assassinated.
The first assassination
occurred just after the tfo'e of the
Civil War, when President Abraham
Lincoln was shot and almost instantly
killed in a Washington theatre by John
Wilkes Booth, an obscure actor.
President Lincoln had been frequent
ly warned of the danxrr of aasaaslna
tlon, a* well aa threatened with It In
anonymous letters, but had never ta
ken any precaution against It, believ
ing on the one hand that It was not
likely to bo attempts!, and on the
other that If It were contemplated no
precaution could protect one who waa
so accessible, aa the President of the
On the evening of Qooil Friday, Ap
ril 14th, 1805, President Lincoln visit
ed Ford's theatre, accompanied by Mrs
Lincoln and two or three personal
friends. The play was "Our American
Co.usin." A few minutes after 10 o'clock
an actor, John Wilkes Booth entered
the box, having first barred the pas
sage leading to it, approached Ihe
President from behind, placed a p'.slol
close to his head and (lred. He then
leaped front the front of the box upon
the stags, and brandishing a dagger
shouted, "Sic semper tyrannl*," disap
peared behind the scenes, passed out at 1
the stage door and escsped on horse- j
back. As he jumped upon the stare his
leg waß broken, and he was recognized
by the actors.
The President'* head fell slightly
forward, his eye* closed and consci
ousness never returned. He was re
moved to a private house on the oppo
site side of the street, where he died
22 minutes past 7 o'clock* the next
shootlng of President Garfield.
The next Presidential assassination
was the killing of James A. Garfield by
Charles J. Qulteau. a disappointed and
unbalanced office-seeker. It
July 2, 1881 that Guiteau shot
atCarfield twice In the ladles' waiting
rqom of the Baltimore and Potomac
railroad In Washington, as he was
about leaving the city to Join his wife
on a New England pleasure trip. One
of the balls took effect In his back and
he sank unconscious to the floor. He
was at once conveyed to the White
House and there attended by the best
medical skill till September 6th, when
removed to the seashore at El
berton, N. J. Bloodpolsonlng appeared
on the 15th and four days laler he
Umteau was promptly arrested, In
dicted and after one of the most aensa
tlonal trials on record, was
and executed on June 80, 1882. Gul- V
teau's lawyers set up the plea of In
sanity. He had been a persistent can
didate for appointment, flrßt as min
later to Austria and then as consul
general to Pari*. He I* reported as hav
ing said, when arrested, "A" right, I
did it, and will go to Jail for It." A let
ter was also found on his person In
whichspoke at the President'* as- (
sassination a* "a sad necessity" that
would "unite the Republican party and
save the Republic."
President Garfield made a brave fight
for life. His death did not occur until
Borne two month* after he was shot
and several time* during that period
he waa. pronounced by his physician*
aa almost out of danger.
A description of his wound may not
be uninteresting Just here, as It bears,
In some respect*, a resemblance to one j
of the wounds from which Preaident •
TWOaiey is now suffering.
Theass£Birt«-«Utf>! shout six feet be- ,
hind and a little tb the right of Mr. ;
Garfield. \n examination of the wound J
showed that the bullet had entered be- !
tween the eleventh and twelfth rib*, j
about 4 inche* to the right of the spi- j
nal column, and the physicians were of
the opinion that it had grazed the llvtr ;
and lodg»d in the front wall of the ab
domen. They deemed the Injury not j
necessarily fatal, but concluded that It
wts not advisable to attempt removal
Jxjter, however. It ,wa* di*coverel j
that neither the liver nor any other ;
villi orgrV was affected by the bullet. (
For several days immediately follow- j
Ing the shooting the President 1 * recov- ,
ery wa* confidently predicted by h.s
doctors. The first chuck to the favor
able symptom* occurred on the istn—
Emma Ooldman to Be Arreted. j
Buffalo. Special. —It is reported here
•hat Emma Goldman, anarchist leader,
was" hrfe"totMhaUy,aal j
occupied a house a few door* from j
.where Czoigosz lived. Superintendent
Bull is aald to have aiked New Ycrlc ;
to arrest her. The police are said to •>*
Investigating the case at the request
of governor Odell. !
c — —'— *r *■ ■ ■ r* " "■
two weeks after the shooting. On the
23rd the President suffered a serious
relapse and on the next day aa Incis
ion was made along what was suppos
ed to be the path of the wound to al
low the e*cape of pu* there collected.
Thl* wa* followed by Improved *ymp
toms. On the 28th there waa a recur
rence of the fever, but thl* soon passed
and ther* were favorable report* until
August Cth. On the 10th another Incis
ion waa made along the wound; fol
lowing thla the reporta became dally
less encouraging until the 15th, when
the doctors asknowledged the patient's
condition as serious. Nourishment and
medicine had to be administered by in
jection. and another incision made to
liberate the pus in the wouud. On the
25th he waa again pronounced as in a
critical condition, though on the 27th
Improvement waa shown.
On September 4th the Preaident was
moved to the New Jersey roast In tho
hope that the change might do him
good, and for awhile this seemed to be
the result, for on the Bth his symptoms
seemed very favorable; tut on the
11th reports began to fluctuate and
continued to do so till the 16th, when
a serious came, and from which
-he never rallied, dying on the 19th, at
During President Garfield's slckne?s
there had been criticisms and discus
sions of the Medical treatment being
administered, and so after his death a
pest-mortem examination was held. It
was found that tho ball, after fractur
ing the right eleventh rib, had passed
through the spinal column In front of
the spinal canal, fracturing the flrst
lumbar vertebra and driving the Bplin
torß of bone Into the fleshy parts. The >
ball lodged about two Inches below tho
pancres (sweetbread) and half to the
loft of the spine and behind the peri
tonaceum,. where It had b»cn complete
ly encysted. The Immediate cause of
death was a secondary hemorrage from
one of the mesenteric arteries adjoin
ing the track of the ball, the blood rup
turing the peritonaeum, and nearly a
pint escaping Into the abdominal cav
ity. ' ... j
A Negro Choked the As.«as«tn.
New York, Special.—A special from
J. B. Parker, who grabbed tho
would-be assassin of President Mc-
Klnley about the neck with a strangle
. hold, preventing the firing j»f a third
shot, is a negro who lives at No. 450
| Sixth avenue. New York city.
lie was born In Atlanta. Ga., forty
five years ago. In slavery. He went
to Ihe exposition to take a place aa
waiter In the Bailey restaurant. Ho
lives at No. 223 Clinton street. Btlfla'o,
while at work st the exposition. /
He Is a giant In size, standing over
fi fret, erect us an Indian, has very
regular features and IB light In color.
The assassin tore his vest buttons en
tirely off In the struggle. Parker said:
"It'* the very best day's work I ever
did. If I had not grabbed that crazy
loon he would have shot again. I got
a strangle hold on his neck that I
learned down south.
jl "Just think, old father Abe freed
me, and now I saved hi* successor
! from death, provided that bullet that
| he fired Into the president don't kill
1 "Yc», I live In New York, but I never
had a chance before to shake any prea
ldent's band. I stood in line waiting
my turn; a lady was ahead of me, and
! behind was a fellow with light hair,
I about 5 feet 9 inches tall.
"Ho had a cap In his left hand and ,
a handkerchief in his right hand. H»
| was right in front of me. and I had a
' good chance to look at him as we
f walked slowly down the line,
i "He didn't seem nervous a* I recall
It, but he kept glaring at the presi
dent all the while in a funny kind of
j way. I was watching him when' we
got to the president, but was looking
at the president,
j "Suddenly. 1 heard two sharp re
i ports, the handkerchief on the man's
hand bijrßt Into a blaze as tho fellow
1 raised his smoking pistol to shoot
-again, aiming thla time at the presi
| "It seemed to me that my own heart
( was in my moutn, but with a Jump I
threw my left arm around the man and
knocked his hand down. Then the
detectives and I dragged him into a
side room and threw him on a table
and searched him. /
| "The president turned a shade paler
and sat- down on a bejph. My clothes
were half torn off me, but I thank tho
good Lord I did what I could to save
the successor of the man who freed my
people. I shall stay right here, work
ing as waiter."
! Great Combination Forming/
Pittsburg, Special.—Tho Post says:
| All the bituminous coal mining com
| panics of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana,
! Illinois. West Virginia and Kentucky
| are to be consolidated Into one great
j corporation by the J. P. Morgan syn
j dicate. Th; enormous proportions of
i this corporation can hardly be realized.
! The fact that the" Pittsburg Coal Com
! pany, with Its capital of $64,000,000
I aild the Monongahcla River Consoli
dated CoTfr and Coke, Company, with
.! its capital of $20,000,000. are to be In
, eluded In the greater consolidation,
I brings the matter strongly beforn
1 Pittsburg coal operators. These two
cc-pcrations practically control all
the output in the Pittsburg district
I and extend their operations well down
' toward West Virginia In two dlrec-
I Hons. Officers of these companies are
j expected Ho attend a meeting of the
i coal operator* in New York Thursday
1 of next week, at which the prelimi
nary steps toward the formation of
the great combine will be. taken.
Brief* By W.re.
The movement to end the great
1 *trlke of steel workers Is regarded as
practically dead, and the strikers
' •teemed to lose ground,
j James Fleming was hanged at Deer
■ Ixwlge. Mont, for tht an
j old man whose estate he hoped to
f Lena Schllllnger. 18 years old, was
i.marrled to Frederick Smith, aged feO
Voars, at Meyer*dale, Pa.
I \The York County Traction Company
ha* decided to change its route to
I skip Red Lion.
THE PRESIDENT IMPROVING.
*-*t:st Bullet'n* Report HU Condi
tion A* Favorabla
Buffalo, N. Y* Special,—Harry
Hawlin, who left the Mllburn Hou*e
at 2:30 Monday morning says: "There
I* no change from the Improved con
dition* reported by the earlier bulle
Buffalo, Special.—Through the quiet,
peaceful Sabbath every word that
came from the Mllburn hutiao, in
■which Ihe stricken Chief XI»;• Urate
of the nation lie*, was re-aaaurlug,
an' at night the chances of his re
c >v«ry are so greatly Improved that
all of those who have kept the patient
vigil at his bedside feel strongly that
L s l'fa will HI spared.
The developments of Saturday night
anl Sunday were dreaded, but hour
after hour passed anl the distinguish
ed patient struggling there benea'h
the watchful eye* of physicians and
trained nursei, khowed not an un'a
vorablo symptom. Five times during
the day the eminent doctor* and sur
geons assembled for consultation and
each time tiio verdict was unanimous
that what change had occurred was
for the better,. Not the slightest pre
monitory symptoms "of perlotonltls ap
. peared and tho fresh hope born with
ithe morning grew stronger and strong
> cr as the day advanced until toward!
evening the confidence expressed In
the President's recovery seemed al
most too sanguine. Dr. Chas. Mc-
Uurney, tho famous Now York Bur
geon, who bad been summoned in.con
sultatlon, after a thorough examina
tion in whlch/jhc said ho had found nbl
a single symptom, Joined In the last
afternoon bulletin which stated that
the President's condition waa satis
factory to all the physlciana present.
It U not strange, therefore, that the
Vice President, the members of tho
cabinet and other distinguished visi
tors who called came away with light
er hearts und gavo expression to tho
most optimistic sentiments.
And yet despite all this optimism,
the President Is by no means out of
danger. N.it one of his physicians,
not one of his advisers who Is ad
mitted to the inner councils, has tho
temerity to go as far as to declare !
that he is. But If his condition con
( tinues to Improve for one more day
the danger from perlotonltls will have
I prartlcally disappeared.
| Sunday for the nrst time he enjoyed
natural sleep. While he was still
' more or less under the Influence of an
anaesthetic, his slumber was restless
and disturbed and did him little real
good, between 9 and 4 o'clock he had
tho solace of natural slumber for
about four hours and the physicians
stated unofficially that his sleep had
| been "quiet and reposeful," and that
jlt had helped the sufferer a great
deal. Sunday also, for the flrst time
' nourishment was administered. It was
| m liquid form and was injected hypo
dermlcally to avoid the possibility of
, irritating the wallß of the stomach,
j Tho exterior wound was .dressed this
; morning and Is progressing Batlsfac
| Buffalo. Bpeclal.—A member of the
f firm of Walbrldge and Co.. It is said,
has Identified the box In which the re
volver wltll which Czolgosz shot
j President McKlnley as having tho
'j price marks of that firm. It is sup
j posed the weapon was sold on Tues
' day last. It Is not known whether It
was personally purchased by Czol
gosz. Only the wmptv box was found
in Czolgosz's hag. CzolgoßZ still con
tinnes to eat well and sleep well and
seems absolutely indifferent to his
fate. He makes no Inquiries as to the
condition of the President jyid ap
parently cares nothing at all as to
the outcome of his Injuries.
The Public to be Told the Truth.
Buffalo, Special.— Secretary Cortel
you gave out this statement: "The
public will be kept fully advised nf the
actual condition Of the ~ President.
Each bulletin Is carefully and con
servatively prepared and Is an au
thoritative r.tatemcnt Of the most Im
portant features cf the case at the
hour It la Issued. The people are en-
to the faets and Bhall have
/ them." This statement Is Intended to
' put at rest anv Idea that the official
bulletins underestimate the conditions
and at the same time to give assurance
that these with the President intend
to /urnish all the facts.
nfCING EDWARD BEJOICES.
London, Special.*—l*hs fo.lowing tel
egram from K ng Edward, at Frcdrr
icksburg. to United Statni Ambassador
Choate was received at 1 o clock Men
"I rejoice to hear of tho favorable ac
count of the President's hea'th. God
grant that-hls life be preserved.
Mobile, Ala., Special.—The follow
ing letter of sympathy was telegraph
ed to Mrs. McKlnley at Buffalo:
"Headquarters United Confederate
"Dallas, Texas, Sept. 8.
"To Mr* Wm. McKlnley, Buffalo, N.
"The Confederate Vetrrar.s of tte
Trans Mi-slsslppi Department In com
mon with all good citizens of the
South are indignant at the cowardly
attempt to assassinate President Mc-
Klnley. We all hope that he will soon
recover and be spared to hi* country.
"VV. L. CABELL,
"Lieut. Gen. Commanding U. C. V.,
Atlanta, Ga., Special.—Two hundred
and seventy'flve soldiers of the wenty
sevonth Infantry are 11 tije hDspltal at
Fort McPhersojr, near here, a3 a result
of poisoning, thought to be from eat
ing a stew which waa cooked all night.
Four of. them, Sergeant Weinberg, Pri
vate* Coe, Gravely and fleek, may die.
CoL French, in command, ha 3 ordered
a rigid investigation and the mess ■«/-
| geant and other* supposed to be r»
•poniible will b* court-martialed.
IS STILL IMPROVING
,» . ,
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The Wonnded President's Conditioi
Grows More Hopeful
STFEL STRIKE STILL NOT SETTLED
No Compromtss Seemed Possible at
JTha Conference—All In tha handa
of President Shaffer.
MUburn House, Speoitl.—Afi«r the
9:30 p. in. bulletin had been Issue*,
from the Mllhurn rostdencc MoiuVir
c I flit announcing a eontlnnanc; of
the favorable conditions of 4he Piesl
dent, there were many Indications
that th>: bulletins wera but meagr*
Indications of the real Improvement of
the distinguished patient.
At 9:45 o'clock M!s» McKlnley, a al«-
of the President; Dr. and Mre. H-er
man Bacr. the latter a niece of the
President, a.id the Mlsars Rsrber,
nierw of the President, loft the houss
end taking carriages, announced their
intention of returning to their homes
Abner McKlnloy accompanied them to
the etatlon and to tho Associated
Prers correspondent said: "The near
est relatives of the President are eo .
confident of Ills recovery that tiiey
have no hesitation In leaving."
Pcstmastcr Frease, of Cantm., a
warm personal friend of the President)
who we Monday, said "I go back
because I have the most positive assu
rance that the President is going to
make a rapid recovery." In fact by
10:30 o'clock the entire temper of
everybody about the MUburn residence
Hoemed to have undergone a radical
change. Tho police did not stop wag
ons from polng by the nearrs' c.irner
at high speed. The regular army
guarded street. The newspaper men
did not maintain the quiet' that has
prevailed for the three t'as". Even
those who came from tha mansion,
where the wounded man lay, rt p?sd
on the corner to laugh and chat. From
aombre forebodings, tho feeling has
suddenly turned to Joyful ccnfldenco
that tho nation's ruler '-t to be spared.
At 10:50 the lights In the mansion,
oxeept those dimly shining in the sick
room, wero extinguished and hy 11
o'clock peaceful quiet reigned about
the MUburn hofae. On the dark cor
ner opposite the house soldiers, po'lce
men and newspaper men kept vljll,
however, sheltered beneath their tenta.
The 9:30 bulletin, as was promised,
was to be the last of the night and
while it was brief attention was call
ed to the fact that the pulse was ex
actly the eime as In the morning—ll
and that the temperature was eight
tenths of a degree lower, as hljhly f.».
\orable symptoms. ,
The Pres'dent is Hnprtul.
At 11:40 Monday morning Dr. Mc-
Durnev, the noted surgeon, left tho
President's bedside. He Informed Mr.
McKlnley that he had a good fighting
chance. To this the President re
piled: "Then I will recover."
S'eel Strike Not Settled.
Pittsburg, Special.-#The last effort
to settle the stcei strike has failed.
The general executive board of the
Amalgamated Association adjourned
Monday evening without date rnd
without either accepting any of the
peace proposotlons, which have come
Indirectly from the United Stetes Bteel
Corporation, or making counter prop
ositions. according to the official state
ment. The semi-official report -is that
the proposition secured for the Amal
gamated Association through the In-"
terventlon of the representatives of the
Natlopal Civic Federation was unsat
isfactory and that the entire matter of
arranging for a settlement was left
with President Theodore J. Shaffer.
The board In its sessions of three days
has been clamoring for a eettlemenl,
but satisfactory terms and means were
not at band and the sessions resolved
themselves Into an Informal discussion
of the situation.
The C 7.\r Congratulates.
MUburn House, Buffalo, Speclal.- 4 -
Tho following message has been re
ceived from the Caar of Russ'a:
"Fredenßborg. Sept. 9.
"To President McKlnley, Buffalo: •
"I am very happy ~tp. hear you are
feeling better after the ignomlnous at
tempt on your life. I Join the Ameri
can people In the universal world In
yfiope for your speedy recovery.
To Reward Parker.
Savannah, Oa., Special.—There is a
movement afoot among the colored
population to present a substantial tes
timonial to James B. Parker, the negro
who caught and bore down Czolgosz,
the assailant of the President, thus
preventing further shooting. It is be
lieved Parkier saved the President's
life. Parker's mother was born and
raised here, and he was himself a mag
istrate's constable In this city for sev
eral years. He Is well remembered as
a.faithful officer by Collector of the
Port Deveau, Superintendent of Fire
Department MacGulre and others.
Many of his relatives still residOere.
It has not yet been decided what form
the testimonial shall take.
The Dry Qoods Market^
New York, Special.—Print cloths
continue strong and regulars,. have
told at 2 7-8, an advance of 1-8 yard.
Wide g-rev goods are fir mat
price*." In brown sheetings «a* ~
drills and in bleached cottons prices
are Arm with steady demand for Im
mediate requirements but not much
doing for' forward deliveries. Thf.ro
are occasional advances In plaids and
cotton cheviots and coarse colored
goods are generally firm. Prints are
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