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SCRANTON, PA., MONDAY MOHNtNC, SIOI'T EMKER 0, 1001.
ARE ALL FAVORABLE
Consulting Physicians Fail to Find
the Slightest Indication of
IN EVERY BULLETIN
Dr. Charles McBurney, the Famous New
York Surgeon, After Thorough Examination,
Declares That Mr. McKinley's Condition Is
Satisfactory Pleasing Intelligence Spreads
Over Buffalo with Rapidity, and the Vice
President, Members of the Cabinet and
Other Distinguished Visitors Give Expres
sion to Most Optimistic Sentiments Though
the Patient Is by No Means Out of Danger.
r Eidoiltct Wlr from Tht A.neited Prtm.
Huffuln, Sept. R. ThroiiKli this quiet,
peaceful Sabbath, every wind that
'iimo from the big vine-clad house In
.tchiwarp avenue, Id which the stricken
c hlef magistrate of tlio imtlnn lies bat
ting fur life, was reassuring and to
.light the chances of lils recovery are
mi greatly Improved tliiit all of those
lni Ii.ivp kept tlio iiatipul vIkII at Ills
.cdsldo fed strongly that his llfp will
be t-paja-d. 'I'ho developments of last
night and today were dreaded. Imt
lump artep houp passed and tins dls
iiiguishod patient, struggling there be
neath the watchful eyes of physlelans
and trained nurses, showed not an un
favorable symptom. Five times during
the day the eminent doctors and sur
geons assembled for eonsultatlon, and
cob time the verdict was uiiniilinotin
th.it uli.it change had occurred was for
the belter. Nut the slightest premoni
tory symptom of peritonitis nppeapeil.
and the fresh hope boin with the inorn
tup grow stronger and stionger as the
day advanced, until toward evening
the confidence expressed in the presi
dent's recovery seemed almost too san
guine. Up. Charles Mcllurnoy, the famous
New YnpU surgeon, who had been sum
moned In consultation, after a thor
ough examination, In which he said he
had found not a single unfavorable
symptom, joined In the last afternoon
bulletin, which declared that tb" presi
dent's condition was satisfactory to all
physicians present. It is not stiango,
therefore, that the vice-president, the
members of the cabinet and other dis
tinguished visitors who called came
away with lighter hearts and buoyant
tread, and gave expression to thu most
News Spreads Rapidly.
The encouraging news spread over
tlio exposition city with great rapidity,
and thousands came in carriages, in
Mi cct pars and afoot, to learn for
themselves of the faith and conlideiuo
that existed about the Mllburn house.
The brightness of the day, with Its
cool, bracing atmosphere, only added
to the general cheerfulness, and when
a scoro of newspaper boys darted Into
the crowd about ti o'clock, shouting
"Kxtra, the president will live," It was
with dlllleulty that they could suppress
the shouts of thanksgiving that rose
In their throats. And the newspaper
men, many of whom have been at their
posts for forty-eight hours, continu
ously, remained steadfastly through
out the day In the little white walled
tents uc.ross the street Hum the house
where tlie country's patient lay. and
Hashed the news oxer land and sea.
And yet, despite all this optimism the
president Is by no means out of danger
Not one of his physicians, not one of
his advisors who Is admitted to the
Inner councils, has the temerity to go
m far as to declare that he is. .,,
If ho continue to Improve for one
more day the danger of pcrllonltK
which Is most dreaded, will have prae.
Yesterday one of the doctois thought
forty-eight hours would be the limit
of the danger from that source, but his
more conservative colleagues believe at
least twenly-foup hours, possibly thlr-ty-slx
from this time must elapse ho.
fojo the possibility of peritonitis shall
have vanished. That disposed of still
other complications may arise. Itlood
poisoning might set In or an abscess
form wheie the bullet is Imbedded In
the imiHcJes of the back. Thus far the
ball of the assassin, which Is still
In tho body, given thu physicians no
nnxlety. but If tin- slightest Inflamma
tion appears In the legion of the lead
it will be immediately extracted. No
dlllleulty Is anticipated In this regard.
X-Ray Machine Ready.
One or Kdison's best X-ray machine-)
and his most skilful and trusted opera
tor. Dr. II. A. Knolls, arrived today.
The batteries were charged and the
machine Is ready for instant use. With
It the physicians say there Is not the
slightest doubt that the ball can be
located perfectly for an operation.
They do not deem It advisable to sap
any of the president's strength at this
time. All his reserve force Is needed
now to resist the danger or peritonitis
and septic poisoning. Resides, if in
flammation does not set in around the
bullet it will soon become eucisted. All
the effects of the ether, which was
administered when the operation was
performed on the exposition grounds,
had disappeared this mm nlng and the
president's mind was perfectly clear
dining the time that he was awake
today. Today, for the first time, he
enjoyed natural sleep. While he was
still more or less under tin; Influence or
anaesthetics his slumber was lestless
and disturbed and did him little peal
good. Today between y and t o'clock
lie had the solace of natural .lumber
for about four hours and the pliysl
clans stated unolHelally that his sleep
had been "cjulet and reposeful" and
had helped the sufferer a great deal.
Today, also, for the (list time, nour
ishment was administered, u was In
liquid form and was Injected hypoder.
inlcally to avoid the possibility 'of Irri
tating the walls of the stomach. The
exterior wound was dressed this morn
ing and Is progiesslng satisfactorily.
All day the members of the cabinet
ami others associated with the presi
dent In publii lire came solicitously,
and went away almost jubilantly, all
reflecting the hopeful outlook at the
.Mlllbiirn house. Vice President Roose
velt received the e.illler bulletins, and
after going to church hurried to the
residence. There he wu joined by
naior Hanna. They came away to
gethei and g.uo expression to the most
oMii'ii-nl anil encouraging s'litlmenls.
The lce piosldent. not only shared the
ehei'iful f"ellng. hut was extremely op.
tlniNtlc. Until gentlemen took occa
sion to denounce in unmeasured terms
that Matenieut gaining circulation in
some quarter? that the doctois were
not frank In ihelr communications to
the publii. They maintained that the
president's favorable condition was
even uiider-stat'd by th,. physicians,
through motive of cunservutlMii, din
ing tlie seventy-two hours' period.
Later. SPctelary t'ortelyou took occa
sion to emphasize (his very point by
I.miIiii.' an olllcinl statement assuring
the public of the complete trustwor
thiness of the bulletins sent out hv tho
physicians Senator llaana 'came
again during the afternoon and was
seldom far iciuoved from the .Mllburu
inui'i-. Secretary Hoot has taken up
iiarurs linin-dlately next door, and
was In iieiitieiit consultation with
those Inside. He and Secretary Huge,
Secietarj Hitchcock and Attorney
Gencial Kno called logelher about
noon, and. Indeed, titer was no lime
dm nip. the day when some member of
the lahluet was no In the house where
his stricken chief lay. Kvcu those
most prominent In public mv did not
se him, as tlie doelors would not tolas
thi'lr li on-clad rules they have laid
down to prevent the least ill ain upon
his eiieigles and vitality. Those who
i time ami went moved silently ami
reverently, receiving the latest state
meets rioiu the dm tors, anil de
parting. Cabinet Members Present.
All the members or the cabinet are
now here, except Secretaries Hay mid
Long. The former telegraphed today
that he would start from Newbury, N.
II.. tomorrow', probably in time to bo
heie tomorrow' night. Sect clary Long
also slgnllled by wire that lie was
coming, but did not specify tho time.
BUFFALO, Sept. 8. The following bulletin was issued by the President's
physicians at 9 p. m.:
The President is resting comfortably and there is no special change since
the last bulletin. Pulse, 130; temperature, 101.6; respiration 30,
P. M. RIXEY, D. M. MANN,
ROSWELL PARKE HERMAN MYNTER.
EUGENE WASDIN, CHARLES McDURNEY.
GEORGE ti. C0RTELY0U, Secretary to the President.
BUFFALO. Sept. 9.
President's physicians and
S the President is reported as
The lahlnet olllcers feel it to be their
duty to be here In this crisis to meet
any emergency. They nre holding no
formal meetings, although theie are
some matters of public business which
they dally discuss Informally anil the
possible contingencies. should the presi
dent grow worse, are also thoroughly
canvasxi d. They do not bcltoe that
there Is the most remote possibility
that Vice-President Uooscvelt will be
called upon to exercise the functions of
chief magistrate under the disability
ilause of the constitution while the
Vice-President Uooscvelt Would not
hear of sin h a course. Still, In the
event of grave International cmipllcn
tlons, an emergency might occur and
the question lias arisen in their minds
as to who should proclaim the disabil
ity ptovldcd for by the i oiistltution.
That instrument is silent on the sub
ject. There Is no precedent to follow.
iHirlng the protracted Illness of Presi
dent Carllcld before his death, Vice
President Arthur was not called upon
to act. The consensus of opinion
among the membeis of the cabinet Is
that, should the occasion arise, they
themselves would have to decide and
proclaim the existence of the disabil
ity. The Supreme court, they say,
toiild not do so, as there would be no
way by which the iiiestlon could be
raised by that tribunal.
The members of the cabinet are
making their headiuiarlers at the Huf
falo club, and there their interchanges
take place. They are to remain here
for the piesent, and the plans of de
parture are Indellnlte and not even'
thought of wlille the president Is not
entirely out of danger. If he should
pass tho danger point, however, they
will tetiiru at once to Washington.
Vice President ' Uoosexelt's attend
ance at the morning service at the
First Probylerlan church gave occa
sion for a heartfelt expression of the
sorrow universally felt over the calam
ity and the dcstestatlon of the assass
in's methods. A fervid prayer by the
pastor. Ur. .Mitchell, invoked tlie stern
est cprohallon of anarchy and asked
that tlie temples of public life be
scourged of men willing to temporize
with the luaducps of anarchy.
Messages from Foreign Lands.
The Interest in the president's con
dition was such across tho Canadian
border that the Associated Press was
asked to furnish a bulletin this morn
ing to be read In the churches in Que
bec and Mntr'eiil. and many requests
of a similar character came direct to
Secretary t'ortelyou from different
parts of the lTnltod States. Tlie mes
sages of sympahty from all over the
I'nlted States and all over the world
In fact have fairly overwhelmed Secre
tary t'ortelyou. Two more white house
stenographers have been sent for and
upon their arrival, perhaps tomorrow,
some of the more Important messages
will be made public. Almost every gov
ernment In the world has been heard
fi.un. most of the crowned heads of
Kurope sending personal messages.
Among the latter are King I'M ward
VII. Kmpernr 'William, the kings of
Poitugal. Italy and Sweden and the
sultan of Turkey. President l.oubet,
of the republic of Prance, has also
cabled his sympathy direc t. One of the
most touching messages thus far le
cfied was from Madame Labor!, the
v Ife of Maltie Labor!, who defended
nifyfus In his famous trial at lien,
Mrs. .McKlnley continues to bear up
bravely and her fortitude under th
circumstances Is regarded as remark
able. One of her deatest nnd closest
friends, Mrs. Hand, of Washington, has
arrled here and will probably remain
with her during this trying period.
Secretary Cortelyou, in whos hands
the management of everything seems
to be, was able to tuke some re-ci tills
morning for the first time since (he
tragedy. The great confidence which
the president has In hie secretary
could never be more strikingly Mils
1 1 a t.-'il than at the Exposition hospl.
tal. when lu was about to he placed
upon the operating table. The presl
dent realised that the sooner the oper
ation was pet formed the better, and
lie was perfectly willing to submit
himself to the knife. His only solid--tuUe
was as to the competency t the
surgeons who were to pertorni the
operation. Just before he was placed
upon the table, he called Secretary Cor.
telyou to him and asked whether thu
surgeons were all right. Mr. Cortelyou
assured him that he had made in
quliles and that they were reputed to
he among the most skillful in ihelr
I ,oresslon. Tho president accepted tho
assuiiuice Instantly and immediately
announced that he was ready.
Czolgosz Craves Notoriety.
The members of the cabinet mo do.
lug everything in their power to pre.
vent tho M-nsatloniil exploitation of
Czolgosz, because ho undoubtedly
craves notoriety and because his fel
ISSUED BY PRESIDENTS PHYSICIANS
-(1.30 a. m.) -No additional bulletin has been issued by the
none is expected until toward daylight. The condition of
low anarchists throughout th country
line It. They do not desire to place
any stone in the path of the authori
ties who are laboring to unravel tho
pkl, If any plot existed, and all the
nun blurry of the government tcci.t
si'iMci will be used to aid the state
uti1.be rltics in the prosecution of their
Investigations. Hut by the direct rp
Mtlest of Secretary Hoot, on behalf of
his colleagues, the district attorney and
the police will not permit the prisoner
to be seen or interviewed, nor will
they dlcuss- the methods or the re
sults of their efforts to discover the
originators of the plot. All that has
leaked out tioin tlie jail shows that
the prisoner i alu and boastful of his
crime and would. If given an opportu
nity, fill the newspapers' with columns
of his a poring.
Tonight Is Included within the time
critical to the pirtddeut. He Is holel
hls own, as Secretary Cortelyou ex
pressed It, and if he successfully passes
the night without loss of strength or
the Intervention of threatening con
ditions Id;' ultimate chances of recov
ery will be Increased. He was seen to
i.lght by all of the physicians nnd
surgeons who are treating him and
Ihelr opinion, as evpressed by the night
t bulletin, was t'avi rahle. They confirm
bis gc neral condition to bo unchanged
and thrlr examination did not disclose
anything of an unfavorable nature.
They 1 ellevo that tlie president Is in si
Ferlous condition and that the crisis
will not be passed for another forty
c Ight hours. The professional men
and olllelals hope for the be-d. but un
til the case lias run thiougli the doubt
ful dnjs they will not be reassured.
MESSAGES FROM KINGS.
Telegrams Received from King Ed
ward and Emperor William.
PX Krliile Wlti Irom Th AnocUted Pre.'n.
Milburn House, liuffalo, Sept, S. Fol
lowing are the messages from King
IMward and Kmperor 'William:
Kii'l. srpt, 7, 1!)1.
I'lr-iilnit tiiiinl sMili'.. Ilufial'i.
Vni Imrillinl Lojeiid MnnU at tl.o ilasLinlly at
Irnipt on jour bfr. Mv lipst .iml v.iriuojt wialioo
iinil ni"M cimoU hopr.-, for jnur rocm-pry.
Keriugvlnm, 'opt. It, Til.
To lir.iliiit el tlio t'nitiil Stiles n inrrita,
Ih'rply ilKtirnM'il by Hip ni nt the da-tanllr
.itlrnipt nn jour hfr 1 rpt'tl in cpri"w In jon
limv I ami llir- wlmle rt Hip Cmn.111 pmple feci
(hi M.u .Hid Hip mictin.ll tlirniigh wlilili your
iiuintiv lia. to pjee May the l.nnl cr.int jmi ,i
sure .mil speedy niovpiy. William I. It,
THE TWILIGHT SINKS.
Three Hundred Passengers on the
Steamer Escape Drowning.
By i;iiu.l Wire from Thu Awoputtd Preiu.
Trenton, "v'pt. S. -Tin- UPaturr TnlHslit,
ttlinli ilii Im Iwcrn Ticnion anil l'lilhdi'lphia,
v.n rimk In Hip llpl.nvarp ticer tnnlRht, but,
(oiluiutrl, iiiiiiP if Hip Hitt'e iiundrpil and odd
p.ifw.rncci'' wrre ilrrmnri. Tlio strainer U "up
I'o.pil to li.no idimk i nc it lvrnwltr bar. n
kIuIIoh laid iluiei'iiiu part ot tho river, a
couple ot miles below Tmitnii. 'Hip Meamrr
hi-a.tn to fill rapidly anil (he me ot the pump
puiciil of li" avail.
(ail.iln Ward then he,, led Hip kleatner for
.lir-i'.v shore, with I lie idea of heaililiic her.
Up oiii hir on lm; bar .ml Hie pas.encri'M vero
Ihen liiLer otf in small IhmI'. In the shore and
talked to Tti'iitcn, a dUtame of opr ono mile.
Ilii- ati'jinrr ntev lies H!i Hip nater above, her
main ilriL A lame pnrllon of Hip p.i.enceri
were woniin and much il!tllull wai experienced
in prevenllns; a panh .
POLES ARE INDIGNANT.
They Doubt That the Buffalo Assas
sin Is of Their Nationality.
Ilv i:xilllllP Mne fioni 111" Assimatiil l'ie..
'pn York. Sept P n indfuititlnti meitln
iitlimli'il by about :.0(l Polm, of wlmli it U rti
niitiil there are about .'ADnil In New Ymk city,
a held today In Hip ( hniih of St. SlanUlaut
and bitter umili of dnuiuii.it ion ai;jiii.t C.oIboU
mid hl rime weie iitlcied, while Hip expiesilon
of swiipjlhi for thp piisidcnt and Hiom' helonk"
inn to him w.h vjiin and uidieisal.
Poilht a. to Hip li.ct h n.) ilv oi the would hn
aivin Hii I'M'iewl, am) It va ,, o.l.d In
.Mid a il'li'Cili lo rii'irlaiiil and 'Inledo ai
out p lo look into hit anipnliy and to prove to Hot
American people that he i not i Pole, Inn ,i
lliixlan, hy birth.
Italian Anarchists Celebrate.
Hy i:ilm' vp Wlrn from The .Wnc.i4K.cl I'icm.
MiKcoport, Sept. s'. Tv.-o hiimlred Italian an
aichlst iilrnialid President JUK'Inlej'i. H.'..a-iin-lion
tnd.i) at liiifley Hollow, 4 liilnliif li 1 ml. t
ai-iiM the "t tmisliiniflifiiv rber finm lliiena Vi.u,
lleee, nlilskpy, spin lw, rniiBn and pialte for
I 'iiIko-. wpip Hi" orili r of Hip day. Thta l
0110 of Hie laiL'-t an 111 hist smupi In Hie toun
tiy. Stcamshii) Arrivals.
Hy r,xcluicp Wire frmn TIip .ijeUlid Trenn.
ew Voik, Sept. s. -Cap" Spall- Paoedi
I'laie. New Vork for lilhullar. Njple and
HeniM, lieaihv Held l'acd: I'rleilerli li per
li rinse, lliimeii foi soialiai;ipon and New 'i rl,
Vuepiistnwii-Killrcli l.tiuula (from Mwrimulj,
AN EFFORT TO
Major Sylyester Seeks Adop
tion of Uniform
By Eluiv Wir from Tti Amocltl Pr.
AS'iishlnKton, Hept. 8. Major Ulchard
Sylvester, as president ot the national
association of chiefs of police of the
United States and Canada, yesterday
took a decisive step looking to the
adoption of a uniform policy throuch
out the world In dealing with an
urchlstfl by addressing a letter to th
hoard of directors of the association
and requesting their co-operation in
bringing the various bonds of the police
departments of the world together in
convention. Tho communication fol
lows: "The National Association of Chiefs
of Tollco ot the United States and
Canada at the last annual meeting
adopted 11 resolution inviting the heads
of foreign police departments to par
ticipate In our annual discussion and
the distressing calamity which tills
country has recently experienced
through the assault by an unknown
assassin, conllrms the belief that tho
Import ot the resolution should be
impressed on foreign olllelals, with a
view of having uch of their number
present at our next annual meeting as
may be able to attend: this with the
hope that a closer relationship may be
established oflleially and personally
and that there may be an Interchange
of opinion as to the best methods to
be pursued to eliminate from society
such organizations and persons as may
ho evilly disposed toward liiHtltutlons
of government and those charged with
"This Is a most vivid question and It
the laws are inadequate to crush such
organizations and punish such char
acters there should be recommenda
tions from n police standpoint which
would forever prevent the like in this
country and aid tho authorities abroad.
"I tru.st the members will give thls
matter close and' careful consideration
and offer such suggeHlons as may aid
In accomplishing the desired end and
that the secretary will be authorized
to adopt such measures as will bring
about a thorough understanding with
our foreign friends and to seeuie their
presence and co-operation.
"In the meantime, there should bo
active efforts made, looking to the
eradication of these evils, and informa
tion gathered and disseminated
through the national bureau ot crimi
nal Identification with a view of tic
eompllshlng such result."
This proposition will be acted upon
by the directors Individually by mall.
If the board of directors vote to adopt
their executive's, views, the Fecretary of
the association 'will be authorized to
address a letter to the olllelals having
In charge the police affairs of the Ku
lopean nations, requesting their atten
dance at the convention next year,
when It Is expected some detlnltc steps
will be taken to effectually stamp out
or destroy the danger arising from
nuaichl.stlp plots. The letters to the
board of directors were walled yester
day and Major Sylvester expeetR to re
ceive replies within the next week.
According to the Ledger Demand
P. Kxcluit Wire from The AmwcUleil Pre.
Philadelphia, Sept. S. The Ledger In
Its coal article tomorrow will say :
The anthracite coal trade has' begun
S'ipteniber business with active ship
ments both east and west. The new
circular prices are now back to those
of In t spring, all tho discounts being
eliminated. The full circular figures
are being got everywhere and the com
panies are working at full output. Tlie
demand grows steadily better and
stored stocks will soon be exhaustd,
requiring tho pushing of mining to the
extent of the ability of thu companies
and their transportation facilities.
With the return home of vacation
tourists, there has be mi an increase' in
tlio lining ot consumers' bliiH In this
city, anil the retailers are doing lively
binliiess at their advanced prices of
2i cents per ton.
Anxiety at Manila.
By Eicliulie Wire from The Awoelatnl Prm.
Manila, sipt. s.-lirnufiiP anxiety 111 Mi by
pieryhoilv hire nuauliiiir Hip comllllon of Pied',
ill lit MiKllllei. The hit liena of Hie allruiplid
,ir.iiiMtliiii of the president a rniliccl
ihruiik'li the Assoc inli'd Presu,
KINO EDWARD'S SYMPATHY.
Message of Condolence Also Received
from Mine. Lnbori.
Hy Kc-iule Wire Irom Die Aitmriilril PrcM,
lliiffalo, Kept. 8. King lMwurd VIM
has sent a message of feeling rondo
lence to President McKlnley. This and
11 number of other messages received
will be made public n soon as Secre
tary Cortelyou In able to turn his at
tention front the Immediate duty of
administering to the president.
Among the Interesting mess-ages Is
one from Mine. Laborl, wife ot the
counsel in the famous Dreyfus case,
expressing heartfelt sympathy to Mrs.
McKlnley. This message will also be
given out probably tomorrow.
PRAYERS ARE OFFERED
IN NEW YORK CHURCHES
Coupled with Supplications Was n
Strong Undercurrent of Thanks
giving at Hopeful News.
Ilv llxclul'p W'irp from TIip AsKoehtcd Pip.
New York. Rppt. S. Not 11 church
service was held In New York city or
Its environs today at which prayers
were not off'-rpd for the recovery of
Piesldent McKlnley. And coupled with
these supplications was u strong under
current of thanksgiving that the tone
of the dispatches from liuffalo were of
an encouraging character.
There was no concerted action In this
matter by the churches other than that
called forth by Mayor Van Wyck's
proclamation of Saturday, calling on
the pastors of churche.- of all denomi
nations, to direct their services with
sppclul reference to the suffering presi
dent. In the Protestant Kplseopal
churches, almost without exception,
the full text of the litany of general
supplication was read, and the natno
of President McKlnley was Inserted In
the general prayer for the sick. In all
the Roman Catholic churches a special
uniform prayer was offered at every
In a majority ot the pulpits those
occupying them took as their theme
the attpmpt on the llfp of Mr. McKln
ley nnd in almost every case some ref
erence was made to the tragedy, either
In the sermon Itself or In a prelude. In
slme instances demand was made for
measures of suppression against the
anarchistic propaganda, which was
generally bold responsible for the deed
Tomorrow (Monday) will witness an
other session of prayer and pleading.
In the afternoon the ehlldieii of the
public schools of this city and Urook
lyn, to the number of hundreds of
thousands, will follow the Instructions
of the president of tin board1 of edu
cation, and under the lead of their
teachers will hold a special session of
prayer for President McKlnley.
At Old Trinity church today the iscv.
Alfred "IV. ilrifllii, In addition to re
ferring to Mr. McKlnley In the prayer
for persons under ntlllction, Included
that of the president') wife, and this
was the ease In most of the churches.
The keynote of the sermons may be
gathered by these words used by Mr.
"The whole nation, aye the whole
world. Is today watching at the bed
slle of a president whom it has learned
to regard as just and true. AVe are
under the shadow of a great anxiety;
overwhelmed by a great calamity. It
Is to CJod that the people turn In such
a time as this, nnd (lod only. In Ilim
lies the power nnd strength to heal the
sick. Mny It be His xvlll to restore to
us our president In life and strength."
Tho Hev. Howard Agnew- Johnston,
f.f the Madboii avpiiu? Prcotilai
church, In a sermon based on Gideon
as an Israelltlsh leader, had U1I.1 to
say of .Mr. .McKlnley:
"TiniH he (Gideon) resembles our
own gicat leaders Washington, Jeffer
son. Jackson, Lincoln, most conspicu
ous of all, and last but not least. 'Will
iam McKlnley, the man whose name
will go down to posterity Identified
wltli the movement which has medo
our republic into an empire, though
still retaining the form ot republican
Scotolt Minister's Tribute.
The IJev. Hugh Black, associate pas
tor of Free St. Georges church. IMIn
hurgli. Scotland, was In the pulpit of
the Fifth avenue Presbyterian church
today. As a prelude to his sermon he
"I feel that I am called upon to ex
press funiewhat of your feelings and
our sympathy, and to lead your
l.rayeis for President McKlnley, who
is the v.ctlm of such 11 dastardly crime.
Though a stranger to your country, It
Is piisy for me to do this, since it needs
no local knowledge of politics, but
merely the expression of the universal
he nit of man. As for the deed Itself,
the whole civilized world must pro.
iiiiiince abhorrence not only of the act.
but of the desteslable principle which
inspiied It. Nowhere outside of Amer
ica. Iipwcvp.-, will sorrow be keener or
prayer be more fervent than In Great
Hrltaln, vheie your president Is ad
mired as u man and honored as the
nead of lulr great nation, with whom
we aie proud to claim kinship."
!Prec"dIng the player for the piesl
dent at St. Patrick's rnthedral, Father
"As you are aware that a great ca
lamity has befallen tlie nation dur
ing Ihe hist few days. In an attempt
oil the life of Us 1 hlef executive, and as
it Is of vital linportaiii'o that he should
again be able to continue an adminis
tration which has brought so much of
happiness and prosperity to this conn
try, your prayers aie requested for his
Father Ducey, of Si. Peter's Human
Catholic. In the course of extended re
marks on the tragedy at liuffalo said:
"God grant that tlie life of Mr. Mc
Klnley may be spared, .mil that he
may be icdnrcd to li'iilth and strength
lei bring joy and comfort to his now
mulcted family. Pray ."vrveiiily to God
for his safe recovery."
In tho hivm-miou that followed,
Father Ducey prayed: "Spare, n God,
.-"pure thy servant, ar' In tlio multliud
of thy tend'r mercies 1m vo mercy upoil
President McKinleu's Pastor a
Washlnoton Believes In Stern
Measures lor Anarchists.
THE MEMBERS DISAGREE
Some of the Congregation Contend
That tho Minister's Remarks Wcio
Open Advocacy of Lynch Law.
Others Endorse Dr. Naylor's Posi
tion Dr. Croissant Sees the Hnnd
of God in the Tragedy.
By KeliiRlt Wire from Tht Awwrtitcd rrs.
Washington, Sept. S. "TIip exigen
cies of life are such that no man living
can count upon the continuance of ex
istence for any length ot time. Among
these exigencies are disease, accident
and the bullet of the assassin, such as
we have henrd of In tho past forty
hours. That occurrence at ltuffalo in
dicates that no man Is safe from the
shaft of death. It Is veiy dllllcult to
get uway from It, and while I have,
ever boen loyal to tho law and have
ever contended for Its strict enforce
ment, I must say that the affair of 4
o'clock Friday has almost converted
tim Into an ndvocate of lynch law.
Surely there was no occaslon.no reason
for that dreadful deed and, whether
the work ot a sano man or a lunatic,
there can be no justification for It."
The above extract from the sermon
of Dr. II. R. Nnylor, presiding elder of
the Washington district, was the only
direct reference made In the regular
sermon preached today at the Metro
politan Methodist Kplseopal church,
which Is the church President McKln
ley attends when In Washington. Tho
sermon was brief, and the service was
converted Into a gathering of sympathy
for the president. Ot tho several pray
ers, all weie supplications for the early
restoration to health of the presi
dent, of praise for his personality, nnd
admonition to Mrs. McKlnley to stand
firm In this trying time. When the
regular yervlce had been concluded, the,
congregation, which was large, trans
formed Itself Into a mass meeting, and
upon motion of J. II, T. Anderson, of
the District Supreme court, by a stand
ing vot directed that tho following
expression of the sense of the congre
gation be sent to the president:
"The board of the Metropolitan
Methodist Kplseopal church and con
gregation assembled extend to you nnd
your devoted wife the deepest sym
pathy, and earnestly pray that God In
Ills great mercy may comfort and sus
tain you and spare your valued mid
useful life to the church and nation."
The message was signed by all the
members of the ofllclal board.
The adoption of this resolution wan
followed by remarks by several lead
ing members of the church, all filled
With sentiments of the deepest regret
for the Iluffulo tragedy and highest
praise for the president as a man and
member of their congregation. When
the meeting finally adjourned, the
members of the congregation gathered
about the altar, exchanging condo
lences and regrets. These expressions,
however, were not entirely harmonious,
for mingled with the general conver
sation were remnrks In deprecation of
Dr. Naylor's reference to the summary
punishment of the president's assail
ant. It was characterized and con
demned by some as open advocacy of
lynch law. On the other hand, thorn
were many who took occasion to ex
press to Dr. Naylor their complete en
dorsement ot his position.
Does Not Change His Attitude.
He did not for a moment seem dls
posed to change his attitude. He said
to those with whom he spoke;
"If I had been there I would hnvn
blown tho scoundrel to atoms If I had
Dr. Hrlstol, tho pastor of the church,
Is In London, attending the sessions ot
the Ecumenical convention.
Among those who spoko In the con
gregational meeting were: Judge An
derson, Judge A. I). Lynch, Rev. J. I).
Croissant and Dr. Naylor. Judge An
derson spoko of the sorrow felt by the
congregation, but deprecated any sen
timent which would seem to lend Inilu
enco to the summary and speedy pun
ishment of the author of tho attempt
upon the- president's life. Tlio law, he
said, would be vindicated, and the na
tional sense of order and Justice main
tained. He felt as did others, that If
ever a crime had been committed which
deserved summary punishment this
one did, but he still contended for or
derly conduct and a maintenance nl
Judgo Lynch and Mr. Croissant eu
logized tho president In very high
terms, the foinier declaring that he
stood second alone to the creator. Ur.
Croissant saw tho linger of God in the
"Clod." he said, "has something to
do In this mutter. Something will be
accomplished through the nssassln's
bullet. If tlio crime lesults in the
abolition of anarchy on American soil
the bullet will have not been shot In
This sentiment was greeted with tip-
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