Interview with Senator Hanna
Buffalo, Sept. 7.—Senator Mark A.
Hanna was seen by a representative of the Associated Press this
afternoon, a few minutes after he left the bedside of the president.
The senator requested that a denial
be made by the representative that he had sent a message to his
son, Dan R. Hanna, stating that President McKinley’s condition was
“I have sent no message to Cleveland
or any other point in the country, regarding the condition of the
president, other than the official bulletins issued by the physicians,”
the senator said.
“To forestall any report that may
obtain circulation, I wish to state now,” he continued, “that no
one is to blame for this terrible affair. The exposition officials,
the officials of the government and the local officers did everything
in their power to guard the person of the president, and no one
is responsible in the slightest degree.”
“Has there been a meeting of the cabinet,
“No, there has been no meeting of
the cabinet, informal or otherwise, and I sincerely believe that
no emergency will arise that will make such a thing necessary.”