Bell Telephone Co.
Subscribers in SENECA
DISTRICT desiring information concerning the President’s condition
may obtain the bulletins issued from Mr. Milburn’s residence by
calling Seneca 3380.
Other exchanges call 95.
Statement as to the Minute When President McKinley
Word that the President
was shot was delivered in an ambulance call by the Exposition Bell
Telephone Exchange to the News Bureau of the Associated Newspapers
of Buffalo. On the basis of this information a bulletin was instantly
prepared and sent to the afternoon newspapers of Buffalo over the
Postal Telegraph wires. This bulletin bears the time mark of the
telegraph company as 4.10 p. m. This bulletin was delivered to the
afternoon papers of Buffalo by the Main Street office of the telegraph
company with the time mark of 4.15 p. m.
Verification of this bulletin was
based on a personal trip by a reporter of the News Bureau to the
Temple of Music and back to the Exposition office of the Postal
Telegraph Co. Verified bulletin bears the time mark of the Postal
Telegraph Co. as 4.15 p. m.
This seems to fix the time of the
shooting as not earlier than 4.08 p. m. by the telegraph company’s
The following are copies of the bulletins:
4.10 p. m.—7—Collect,
D. P. R.—President McKinley shot.
4.15 p. m.—22—Collect,
D. P. R.—Shot twice at the Temple of Music in the stomach by a stranger.
NOTE.—I send this out as I feel deeply
grateful to the young woman manager and operators of the Bell Telephone
Exchange and to the operators of the Postal Telegraph Co. for their
promptness and zeal in getting the news out, and I think it no more
than square that credit should be given them.
A. M. DYER,