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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 17, 1912, Image 2

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this morning and could not get to
sleep again, feut when he was
asked how he felt he smiled and
said:
"I'm feeling bully. I want a big
breakfast."
One hour later he called in his
secretary in order to dictate a
telegram to Progressive head
quarters in New York.
That telegram said that the
Colonel would attend the great
Progressive meeting to be held in
day night, Oct. 26, even if he
were not then in condition to
speak.
Two things occurred today at
the hospital which gave the Col
onel the greatest pleasure.
The first was that twins had
been born in the hospital just as
he was arriving one three min
utes before he was carried in and
the other twelve minutes after
and that the first twin had been
named after him.
"fculry!" chuckled the Colonel.
"Fine! Bring 'em in at once.v I'd
like to see the youngsters and
their mother as soon as they can
possibly call. Please give the
mother my congratulations."
The parents of the youngsters
are Dominick and Nellie Walshe,
formerly of Ireland, but now of
57 East Thirty-sixth street
Dominick does not seem to be
greatly displeased because the
second instead of the first twin
'has been named after him.
Mre. Walshe made arrange
ments to have the twins dressed
fin their best for their "interview"
i with the Colonel late this after
f Tioon.1
The other incident that so
pleased the' Colonel was a tele
gram of sympathy and congratu
lation from the negro porters of
the Pullman car in which he was
campaigning when shot.
The air of confidence about the
hospital is much increased today.
None of the Colonel's physicians
seem to doubt that he will be able
to start for home Monday.
The Colonel himself wants to
start home Saturday, but it is not
thought this will be possible.
Teddy's own attitude has been
the cause of relieving the nervous
strain of physicians, nurses arid
his own family. Jt has never
changed. Always it has been
calmly confident and serene Al
ways he has shown more concern
over others than over himself.
Today, the Colonel talked a
great deal of the campaign. It
was plain he was itching to be
back in the battle again.
Just after breakfast this morn
ing, a nUrse entered the room as
Mrs. Roosevelt and the Colonel
were looking over the papers.
"This is great weather," said
the Colonel. "It's a shame to be
tied up in weather like this."
Then he looked at Mrs. Roose-.
him get permission to sro out. but-Wi
she smiled and shook her head.
Milwaukee, Oct.. 17.-John
Schrank, who attempted to assas
sinate Theodore 'Roosevelt, still
was sulky today.
He answered a few questions
asked by newspaper men, but did
so reluctantly, and did not add
any of the information already;

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