Source: Buffalo Evening Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Scenes at the Milburn House”
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 35
Issue number: 154
|“Scenes at the Milburn House.” Buffalo Evening Times 7 Sept. 1901 v35n154: p. 8.|
|Milburn residence (outdoors: setup, conditions, activity, etc.); Milburn residence (curiosity seekers); Milburn residence (visitors).|
|Marcus Hanna; Philander C. Knox; John G. Milburn; Elihu Root.|
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] roped
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.