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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 15, 1912, Image 5

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HOW THE SHOOTING AFFAIR STRUCK THE PEOPLE
By Wireless from Yacht May
flower, via Ellis Island, N. Y.,
Oct. IS. President Taft sent fol
lowing telegrams today :
"Col. Theodore Roosevelt,
Chicago: I am greatly shocked
to hear of the outrageous and de
plorable assault made upon you,
and I earnestly hope and pray
that your recovery may be speedy
and without suffering.
"William H. Taft."
"Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt,
Pyster Bay, N. Y. : I extend to
you my heartfelt sympathy in
yourpresent distress. I earnestly
hope and pray that you and your
family and the colonel may be
promptly relieved of suspense by
news that all danger is past.
"William H. Taft"
Taft also issued statement as
follows f
"I cannot withhold an expres
sion of horror at the act of the
maniac who attempted to assas
sinate Col. Roosevelt. When I
expressed my regret briefly last
night, I had been informed that
Col. Roosevelt was then speaking
and had escaped injury. The
news that Col. Roosevelt's injury
is of a more serious character,
causes me to feel-the deepest sym
pathy for Mr. Roosevelt and his
family. I pray the wound may
prove to be only a flesh-wound
and that there-maybe no compli
cations. "
"This assault, following the
shooting of Mayor Gayrior two
years ago, and the assassination
of three out of the last nine of the
presidents elected by our pepple,
must.cause solemn reflection -by
all Americans upon conditions
which make it possible for such
dastardly deeds to occur in a
country affording its citizens such
complete advantage of civil liber
ty." Jefferson City, Mo., Oct 15.
Gov. Hadfey gave out the follow
ing statement today:
"Whatever differences of opin
ion may exist as to the advisabil
ity of Col. Roosevelt's candidacy
in this campaign, there can exist
no difference of opinion as to his
future usefulness to the American
people, whether in public office or
in private life."
New York, Oct. 15. Mrs. T
Roosevelt, her son, Theodore,
Jr.,.and her daughter, Ethel, left
for Chicago over the New York
Central this afternoon.
Dr. Lambert, the Roosevelt
family physician, accompanied
them. Lambert will take charge
of the colonel's case as soon as he
reaches Chicago.
Mrs. Roosevelt said she was
sure the colonel was in no danger,
but that she thought he would be
more comfortable in body and
mind if she were with him.
Indianapolis, Oct. 15. Albert
J. Beveridge, Progressive nomi
nee for governor of Indiana, was
summoned to Chicago today by
Col. Theodore Roosevelt.
Toledo, O., Oct. 15. Gov Hir
am Johnson,of California, Roose-
velt's running mate, said today:
"Isn't it just like him to insist
on delivering his speech? I am
sorry for the man who did the
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