Source: St. Louis Republic
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Hanna Very Confident”
City of publication: St. Louis, Missouri
Date of publication: 10 September 1901
Volume number: 94
Issue number: 72
|“Hanna Very Confident.” St. Louis Republic 10 Sept. 1901 v94n72: p. 4.|
|Marcus Hanna; Marcus Hanna (public statements); William McKinley (medical condition).|
|Marcus Hanna; Ethan A. Hitchcock; Ida McKinley.|
Hanna Very Confident
Tells the Public That Every Hour Now Is a Victory.
Milburn House, Buffalo, Sept. 9.—Secretary
Hitchcock and Senator Hanna emerged from the Milburn house shortly after noon.
The Senator appeared to be very jubilant. He stopped a moment before entering
his automobile to express his great satisfaction at the President’s condition.
“Every bulletin is an improvement,” said he, “and the last is the best of all. Of course, last night was an anxious one, but the President passed in safety without a change for the worse. The crucial period will probably extend through another day, possibly longer, but every hour now is a victory.”
“Is the President’s mind clear?”
“Clear as a bell,” replied the Senator promptly.
“Does he talk?”
“As much as he is allowed to,” he answered, smiling. “Mrs. McKinley was with the President for some little time this morning,” he added. “She is doing splendidly.”
Then, with another admonition to the photographers to turn their batteries away, he and Secretary Hitchcock climbed into the auto and rode away to the Buffalo Club.