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shooting. I believe his fanatical
act was due to inflamed sentiment
and hope it willbe a lesson to
those who do not hesitate to
arouse such deluded people."
London, Oct. 15. News of at
tempted assassination of Col.
Theodore Roosevelt.caused trem
endous sensation here.
News was too late for morning
editions, but extras were rushed
out on the street with lurid heads.
First reports said Roosevelt
had been killed, and crowds in
front of newspaper offices were so
big police had difficulty in keep
ing traffic in motion.
Messages from capitals of con
tinent indicated similar excite
Progressive headquarters were
swamped with telegrams of sym
pathy for Col. Roosevelt today.
Gov. Johnson of California
called over the "tang distance tele
phone from Cleveland. He said
he hbped Col. Roosevelt would
"live to lead the great cause."
Col. Bryan wired from Kan
kakee, 111., as follows:
"Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Chi
cago: Allow me to join with your
countrymen irrespective of party
in deploring the murderous attack
upon you and in expressing pro
found gratification at the assur
ance that the wound is not seri
ous. . "William Jennings Bryan.",
Other telegrams received were:
"Sympathy and congratula
tions. Leonard Wood, Chief of
Staff, U.S. Army."
"I sincerely trust the news re
ports of your 'fortunate escape
from serious injury and of'the
mental irresponsibility of your
assailant are correct. Walter L.
Fisher, Secretary of the Inter
ior." "Congratulations on your
lucky escape. Sincerely hoping
you,. will be elected'. James J.
"With all your countrymen I
rejoice in your escape. I hope
your life may be spared many
years to advance the country's
welfare. Seth Low."
"Warmest sympathy. Appoa
"Warmest sympathy. Best'
wishes. Hengelmueller, Buda
pest" "Please accept my earnest
sympathy and hearty congratula
tions that the wound is not seri
ous. Woodrow Wilson."
John M. Harlan and J. Adam
Bede, who have been trailing Col.
Roosevelt throughout the coun
try, today cancelled speaking
dates at Gary, Ind., and Milwau
kee, in accordance with orders
from Congressman Wm. B. Mc-i
WHERE THEY ARE TODAY
Republican President Taft irt
Democratic Governor Wilson
Progressive Col. Roosevelt fix
Register today. It's your last
chance. Polls open until 9 p. m,