Scenes at the Milburn House
At an early hour this
morning upper Delaware Avenue was thronged with those who were hastening
toward the house wherein the President lay. In solemn silence they
moved, intuitively lowering their voices as they approached Ferry
Street, just beyond which is the house of Mr. John G. Milburn. The
atmosphere was heavy with the perfume of flowers on the surrounding
lawns. On each of the intersecting street corners was a police officer,
while the street itself, but not the sidewalks, were [sic]
In front of the house there paced
back and forth, musket on shoulder, a soldier in the uniform of
the United States Marines, while another performed like service
in the rear.
The newspaper men were permitted to
gather at the back of the house near the stables, where from time
to time, bulletins were issued, and where they could keep track
of the distinguished visitors who gained admittance.
Across the street in respectful, solemn
silence, stood the ever changing crowd, who watched with curious
interest the house which sheltered the victim of an Anarchist’s
bullet. They conversed in low tones and made no effort to overstep
the boundary line marked off by the physicians.
Shortly after the issuance of the
9 o’clock bulletin, given herewith, three men arrived and were admitted
into the house. They were Elihu Root, Secretary of War, Attorney
General Knox and Senator Mark Hanna.