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other, Mrs. W A. Davis, 4231
Drexel boulevard, Chicago lurn-
ed the tide d a j-emarkaole -demonstration
in the national Repub
lican convention the second dayy
from a Hadley boom to a Roose
, This simply-dressed woman
with no other claim to distinction
than her absorbing enthusiasm
for the rough-rider ex-president,
centered the attention of 12,000
cheering, stamping people and
held it for 20 minutes.
HWewant Teddy! Three cheers
fop'Teddyl"he shouted into the
ears of her neighbors. J
It leaped from mouth to mouth
until the whole throng, electrified
by the enthusiasm of one woman,
took up the cry which ,had been a.
Hadley call five minutes before.
Never since Minnie Murray of
Iowa, the famous "woman in
white' stampeded the 'Demo
cratic convention in 1$96, has a
woman taken such a spectacular
part in a political gathering.
Her appearance was trfe signal
for half a dozen Roosevelt leaders
to rush to her side, and she was
carried bodily, almost, to the
high press tables on the main
floor platform, where with half
the lithograph pinned across her
breast, she led the Roosevelt
cheering' for a quarter of an hour,
(Without a break.
Mrs. Davis is the wife of a
well-known Chicago contractor.
She was born in "old Kentucky,"
jand lost her heart to the Teddy
bear leader eight years ago while
he was delivering a plea for the
presidency in a, mammoth -gatfe-,
ering at Minneapolis.
"I have been heart and &ul for
'Teddy' ever since," she said.
The. inspiration to shout his
name in this convention, came tQ
me quite unexpectedly. I was
carried away with enthusiasm. If
I had not been I should have been
frightened to death. I hever did
such a thing before. I -did not
know it was possible."
"The. ablest JRoosevelt leader of
the day" is the new and unexpect7
ed title- with which Mrs. Davis
has been voluntarily presented by.
the Roosevelt supporters, in Chi-
cago. r .
' HE MAV WIN
Applegarth, English Sprinter.
W. R ApplegaVth won the 100
metre dash in the English Olym-'
pic trials at Stamford Bridge in
11 seconds. This is slower than
the American trials, but it is not
stated that Applegarth. was, forc
ed to exert himself.
Says the Baltimore hotel keep-
er to the Chicago hotel keeper,