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TEDDY I30ME "HERO" IN
New York, Feb. 16. Col.
Roosevelt, hero of the Spanish
war, the man who is willing to
"serve if drafted," went into the
Metropolitan opera house yes
terday, reached up and turned on
the spotlight, and allowed it to
shine all over him as he sat in the
"royal box" and listened to the
singers without interrupting.
The audience was astonished
to find that the "royal box"
which is reserved for distin
guished visitors, had been draped
in the national colors. Nothing
less than a duke was expected.
And then in walked the colonel.
Everybody cheered. The colonel
grinned. His press agent says
the performance was stopped
temporarily. And even the sing
ers bowed in T. R.'s direction.
Between the acts the colonel
stood in the "royal box" and re
ceived visitors. One of them was
ex-Senator Chauncey M. Depew,
the famous joker, who, himself
was one of the biggest jokes ever
played on the U. S. senate, which
has suffered much.
Every anti-imperialist in the
house shuddered when they saw
T. R. in the "royal box." He
seemed to like it.A Some remem
bered the words Of Col. Watter
son, who recently wept on the
shoulder of Col. Harvey there
are so many colonels in this there
must be a few "nuts" also. Dis
cover them for yourself. Watter
son said that if Col. Roosevelt
ever pot in the .White House
again he would have to be car
ried out feet first.
There is no question but that
T. R. liked that "royal box."
All of this happened yester
day, but no one paid any atten
tion to it until some indiscret
press agent of the Teddy camp
inadvertently let it slip. If he
hadn't been so careless he would
probably have lost his job.
FOUR YET TO ARREST '
Indianapolis, Feb. 16: Only
four members of the IronWork
ers charged with complicity in
the alleged dynamite conspiracy,
are still to be afrested. -Fifty
men are now in custody. TheHm
arrested men are: John J. .Mc
Cray, Wheeling, W.vVa.; M. H.
Davis, Philadelphia; J. W. Irwin,
Peoria, 111., and Patrick Ryan,
Frank J. Ryan, best known of
the indicted men, sent telegrams
to all others indicted today tell
ing them that attorneys to defend
the cases had been retained here.
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WEATHER REPORT, j
settled weather and
light rain to
night or Saturday,
for Chicago and vic
inity; no important
change in tempera
ture ; lowest tonight about 30 de
grees above zero; moderate