Senator Mark Hanna Hastens to the Bedside
Finds President Resting Easily and Mrs. McKinley
Enjoying Needed Sleep.
Senator Marcus Manna [sic]
was very much concerned over the whole affair. When seen by a REVIEW
man last night at the home of Mr. Milburn, it was shortly after
“Where were you, Senator, when you
received the intelligence of the attempted assassination of President
McKinley?” was asked.
“I was at my home at Cleveland,” replied
the Senator. “I was greatly grieved to hear of the distress into
which the nation has been thrown. I telegraphed at once to Buffalo
to obtain the true state of affairs here and the reply which I received
stated that the condition was that serious that it was advisable
for me to come on right away. I took the next train for this city,
leaving Cleveland at 4:15 p. m. yesterday.”
“Senator, what is your opinion of
the President’s condition?”
“It is almost impossible to make a
forecast just now,” was the prompt reply. “Everything looks favorable
but at this time, when the whole nation is on the qui vive for news
of Mr. McKinley’s condition, the physicians are reticent about making
“I had a long conversation with the
attending surgeons, and from what I could draw out of them I conclude
that the outlook is cheering. The President is resting comfortably
and his physicians look for a quiet night.
“I understand that Mrs. McKinley is
sleeping soundly. The news was broken to her by Dr. Rixey, and she
took it in a calm way.”
The Senator will remain in Buffalo
until a more defined prospect for the President’s condition can
be learned. He scarcely expects to leave for home during the next
few days. While here he will be the guest of Mr. Harry Hamlin.