Probing for the Bullets
One of President’s Wounds Slight, but the Other
Perforated Both Walls
of Stomach and Ball Not Yet Found.
Assassin Is Captured by Corporal Bertschey and Detail of Men of
Seventy-Third Company of Coast Artillery.
Telephone Message to Washington from Secretary Cortelyou Says
Operation Is in Progress and Everything Favorable.
Up to 6 O’clock This Evening Mrs. McKinley Had Not Been Informed
of the Attempt on the Life of Her Husband.
Patient Will Be Removed as Soon as Possible to President Milburn’s
and the Street Shut Off from Public Traffic, That He May Have Perfect
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 6.—At 7:25
p. m. President McKinley was placed in an automobile ambulance and
taken from the exposition hospital to the home of President Milburn,
on Delaware avenue. The president is resting easily and the conditions
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept.
6.—Dr. Harrington, the police surgeon, at 6:45 p. m. announced for
Drs. Parkee, Parmenter and Mynter, who performed the operation,
that the first bullet struck the sternum and glanced off, causing
a slight flesh wound. The second bullet perforated both walls of
the stomach and has not yet been found. The bullet probably is in
the stomach. The wounds are not necessarily fatal.
The president will be removed to Mr.
Milburn’s house soon. Superintendent Bull will rope off the street
and allow no traffic thereon until the president has passed over
MRS. M’KINLEY NOT INFORMED.
At 6 o’clock Mrs. McKinley
had not been informed of the shooting of her husband.
The would-be assassin also claims
Cleveland and Chicago as his home.
TELLS OF ASSASSIN’S CAPTURE.
Washington, D. C., Sept.
6.—The war department to-night received the following telegram from
Capt. John B. Wiser, commanding the 73d company of coast artillery
“Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1901:
Adjutant-General U. S. A., Washington, D. C.—President shot
at reception in Temple of Music about 4 p. m., Corporal Bertschey
and detail of men of my company caught the assassin at once
and held him down till the secret-service men overpowered him
and took the prisoner out of their hands, my men being unarmed.
Condition of president not known. Revolver in my possession.
At 7:20 o’clock Col.
Montgomery, chief operator at the white house, by long distance
telephone reached Private Secretary Cortelyou at Buffalo. Mr. Cortelyou
“The operation is in progress and
everything is favorable so far.”
The telegraph operator, two watchmen
at the doors, the policeman on guard outside and the faithful colored
servant, “Uncle Jerry,” were the only persons about the mansion.
They recalled with great satisfaction
the fact that when the president left Washington he was in most
robust health and excellent spirits, and that he bade all an affectionate
farewell. It was recalled also that Mrs. McKinley said this circumstance
had much to do with the president’s own condition later on. When
he left here he was accompanied Mrs. McKinley, Secretary Cortelyou,
Dr. Rixey and Mrs. McKinley’s nurse.
The force at the white house since
the president’s departure has been in constant communication with
him, and while he has conducted most of the business of his office
at his home in Canton, the majority of the papers with which he
has had to deal have been prepared in Washington and forwarded through
the white house clerical force.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept.
6.—Postmaster-General Charles Emory Smith was greatly affected by
the news of the shooting of President McKinley and expressed himself
as shocked beyond measure.