The whole world has been pro
foundly shocked by the attempted
assassination of the man who has
been called the greatest living
Dispatches from the capitals of
the world indicate that the news
is regarded there as of the highest
In Chicago last night, John M.
Harlan and J- Adam Bede were
denouncing Col. Roosevelt as a
liar and a thief at a meeting at the
In the middle of the denuncia
tion, the news of the shooting
was brought to George Gordon,
managing editor of the Daily
Press. Gordon jumped to his feet.
"Mr. Roosevelt has just been
shot by an anarchist," he shouted.
"He is reported to be dying.
There is no further need for tra
ducing him from this platform."
The people could hardly believe
the news at first.
Col. Roosevelt himself is the
most cheerful man in the country.
While telegfams of sympathy and
denunciation of the Would-be as
sassin are pouring in today, the
Colonel was sitting up in bed
reading and joking with those
who came in to see him with
All CoL Roosevelt's speaking
dates in his campaign for the
presidency fiave been cancelled.
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