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Source: Morning Oregonian
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Bulletins Don’t Tell All”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Portland, Oregon
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 41
Issue number: 12713
Pagination: 1

“Bulletins Don’t Tell All.” Morning Oregonian 10 Sept. 1901 v41n12713: p. 1.
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William McKinley (recovery); Milburn residence (visitors); Abner McKinley (public statements); George B. Frease (public statements); Milburn residence (outdoors: setup, conditions, activity, etc.); William McKinley (official bulletins).
Named persons
Hermanus L. Baer; Mabel McKinley Baer; Ida Barber; Mary Barber (Ida McKinley niece); George B. Frease; Abner McKinley; Helen McKinley; William McKinley.


Bulletins Don’t Tell All


But Meager Indications of the Improvement of the Patient.

     MILBURN HOUSE, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—After the 9:30 bulletin had been issued from the Milburn residence tonight announcing a continuance of the favorable condition of the President, there were many indications that the bulletins were but meager indications of the real improvement of the distinguished patient. At 9:45 P. M. Miss McKinley, a sister of the President; Dr. and Mrs. Herman Baer, the latter a niece of the President, and the Misses Barber, nieces of the President, left the house, and, taking carriages, announced their intention of returning to their homes tonight. Abner McKinley accompanied them to the station, and to the Associated Press said:
     “The nearest relatives of the President are so confident of his recovery that they have no hesitancy in leaving.”
     Postmaster Frease, of Canton, a warm personal friend of the President, who came today filled with anxiety, said tonight: “I go back tonight because I have the most positive assurance that the President is going to make a rapid recovery.”
     In fact, by 10:30 o’clock tonight the entire temper of everybody about the Milburn residence seemed to have undergone a radical change. The police did not stop wagons from going by the nearest corner at high speed; the regular Army guard was not so particular about those who passed up the guarded street. The newspaper men did not maintain the quiet that has prevailed for the past three days. Even those who came from the mansion where the wounded man lies stopped on the corner to laugh and chat. From somber foreboding the feeling has suddenly turned to joyful confidence that the Nation’s ruler is to be spared.
     At 10:50 tonight the lights in the mansion, except those dimly shining in the sickroom, were extinguished, and by 11 o’clock peaceful quiet reigned about the Milburn home. On the dark corner opposite the house, soldiers, policemen and newspaper men kept vigil, however, beneath their tents. The 9:30 bulletin, as was promised, was to be the last for the night, and while it was brief, attention was called to the fact that the pulse was exactly the same as this morning, 112, and that the temperature was eight-tenths of a degree lower, highly favorable symptoms.



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