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THE REPUBLIC: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBEE 14, 1901.
PRESIDENTS LAST WORDS: "Good bye, ail, good bye I
It's God's way. His will be done."
K. TO REACH NEAREST RAILROAD STATION.
Plffce President Was Hunting When Message
Arrived Announcing the Dangerous Con
l dition of the President Guides
.. Scoured the fountains Before
I. Finding Him Takes Special
Train for Buffalo.
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Sjr f-fihfftio. via Albany and Saratoga. At Al-
, Dany onoiner spccu iram win oe rcauy ior
- Urn to finish' the trip to Buffalo
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ra .5; 'ttButtho deliver' of messages to him. he'
Jflfc '"ft;p.jt. expected here before 3 or 4 o'clock in
JjjJ i6r-,SiasaB; fo Roosevelt Delayed.
.p -JS t'cSWIlen the first message for the Vice Pres
4 . Idcntfreached the local telegraph office It
& ?to09CTelt;'wa-s then at the upper clubhouse
jjs' SI of-tho Taijawas Club, ten miles beyond tci
:'"Jr ''- ephone.. The message was Immediately tele--
JP ? phoned to. this .terminus and forwarded by
.-.? v inessenrer. but he found the Vice President
'Afc lad started out for a day's hunt.
?r Si'' Guides -were at once sent to search" for
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'irsTaln road. Is thlrty-slx miles, with relays
,'ittMt the Lower Tahawas clubhouse. Alden-
fc'fe ?t''?"l'' Qnd Minerva, requiring" Ave hours for
--- wruiiiurjr unvc oztu inree nours on a rusu.
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ON A FEW PUBLIC QUESTIONS.
Monrce Doctrine I believe with all my heart in the Monroe Doctrine and the
determination that no Old World Power shall acquire territory -here on this West-
ti, ern Continent.
. iJttiisiuu i-tuce cannot De jinn until tne civinzea nations or tne world nave
expanded In some shape or otlior over barbarous nations. The flag la there (In
tjhe Philippines), and It won't tome down.
"" MUitarlsm-Of all idle chatter, the talk of danger of militarism Is the Idlest.
N T-abor'nnd Trrulnn TThtnn Hrfni-Hio rnn( nrnlil.m .!.'.... fn-.-annki. (.
Its stupendous importance, 'is. that problem, er rather group of problems, which
we nave .grown .to speak of a3 the "labor
IISTIRRING SCENES IN ST. LOUIS
kXk? IUIIPU U.IIMI TV umo lmuiiinrrK
nncn iticmlci was numinAitu.
Scenes connected with the first nomination
of William McKlnley for the presidency aro
,.!!! vividly recalled by the thousands of St.
'icuisans who witnessed that dramatic
L;ivent. - .- .
'3H2Wrlh .!! hlnl rlmi- nf tho mnvMitlnn.
AJfbiOi met June 16. 1896. Iri a great au'di-i
j. 'nlivt tm? YtoVilnrrtnn Cntiora wpt-h tlm
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ij.Zbnvmi K,ny xiaii sianus, vauie uiu iini suufc-
rtfeDetween the iorccs which had uattied
nv "inrl' nlffht for siiTrim:if v. firfatftr Vor-
$&& of OMo'i clakFheaedv . incisive In
51)Sp5ch, masterful iriraanher.-rca! the plat-
iiW'IJesoluUons. "A'shoft, nercercaf of approval
-".-Rreeted the paragraph setting forth "the dce-
fh-.-p IflrafJon on tile money question.
lHienator Teller of Colorado; pale and hoi-
i :-fcV.-eyeu. worn wiin uic uuruca oi inc ions
MAKES ALL-NIGHT DRIVE
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT IN UNIFORM AS COLONEL
dacks. thirty-five miles north of North
Creek, at 9 o'clock. Ho was found on the
top 'of T.Iount Marcy. where he had gone
on a-, hunting expedition, by a guide who
had been sent out early in the day to de
liver to him the telegram from Buffalo an
nouncing a change for the worse in the
Spcrlnl Train In AVoltlnR.
At 9:43 o'clock to-night. Superintendent
Hammond of the Delaware and Hudson,
who has been at North Creek all day with
a special train to bring Vice President
Roosevelt to Albany, telegraphed the train
dispatcher's office in this city that' Mr.
Ilooserclt could not possibly reach North
Creek before C or 6 o'clock In the morning.
Mr. Hammond also wired to Superin
tendent Harrington' of this division of the
New Tork Central and Hudson River Raii
roadv saying Mr Roosevelt would not pos
sibly reach Albany before 7 or 8 o'clock
The Delaware and Hudson officials, who
know the territory, said to a representative
of the Associated Press that the'Vice Presi
dent had a long, hard ride before him to
reach North Creek.
CU 1 O VIE. wo
conflict, yet facing with grim courage what
he knew was certain defeat, appealed, with
all the force and eloquence of desperation,
for tlie silver cause he' championed. The
convention would not listen. Louder and
.louder grew the unfriendly tumult of hisses
and groans. Finally the delegates arose
and shouted their disapproval, though Sena
tor. Thurston. In the chair, thunderously
called for order.
- Turning sorrowfully towards Thurston.
Teller offered his hand in. farewell.- Then.
luiiunru uj, ito uejcgaics irora t;oioraao
and Idaho,- he left the hall amid cheers
for his devotion to principle and bitter ex
ecration for: leaving the, party he had al
ready served a lifetime.
Ratifications of the' platform-reported was
only .u formality otter that -The convea-
OF ROUGH RIDERS.
HOW TO PRONOUNCE
Washington, Sept. IS. There are 4
very few people who pronounce cor-
rectly the name of the Incoming
President of the "United States. It
Is pronounced by himself and family
as if spelled "Rorevelt," with heavy
accent on the first syllable.
tlon, keyed to a high pitch of excitement,
pushed eagerly forward to the nomination
for President. Senator Allison of Iowa and
Congressman Reed of Maine were named In
turn. Their friends, even at that time,
hoped for a favorable turn for their respec
tive candidates. Mark Hanno, delegate from
Ohio, sat unnoticed beside the guerdon of
his State. His impassive face told nothing.
Again Senator Foraker mounted the ros
trum and the vast crowd which filled every
foot of available space In the ndltorlum.
suddenly fell into silence the living, vi
brant eilence which comes In supreme mo
ments to an expectant multitude. In meas
ured, well-weighed words, which reached
every corner of the hall, the speaker set
forth the character and public services
of the man whom hi State desired to offer
as a candidate for the highest position In
the gift of the people.
"That man." said he the audience held
Its breath-"ls William McKlnlejV
Then the storm, broke.
Cyclonic bursts of cheering swept through
the main floor, through the galleries, out In
to the street, where waiting thousands
cheered in answer. The long pent-up ex
citement, suddenly finding an outlet, over
whelmed the audience In a sea of almost
Placid and mild-mannered men shrieked
and yelled. Women with overwrought
nerves screamed until they fell back ex
hausted and sobbing Into their seats. The
big brass band behind the speakers' plat
form tried in vain to be heard In the hur
ricane of sound. The noise settled slowly
'to a steady roar. like .the sound of a
mighty flood. Far over in the south gal
lery, a tall, rugged son of the West, with
the voice of a Titan, began to sing the
"Battle Hymn of the Republic."
A thousand voices Joined in the second
line, and before It wag finished nearly
every man under the roof was chanting the
national anthem. Men sang as they stood
on their chairs, with uplifted faces and
streaming eye?. The delegations fell In line
behind their State banners and marched
around the hall, still singing. The band in
toned "Hail Columbia" and again the audi
ence sang. Other patriotic airs followed in
turn, and the storm seemed to be nearly
spent. Then the bind, struck up "Dixie."
Again the volume of sound rose until It
made the very rafters of the auditorium
quiver with Us Intensity. For ten minutes
longer the audience cheered, until, from
sheer exhaustion, jhe delegates lapsed Into
comparative silence, and Senator Thurston's
massive gavel and powerful voice once more
could be heard.
The roll call .of "the States gave the dele
gates -time to take their breath. Ohio's
vote gave McKInley a majority of the
votes of the convention, and when It was
announced another demonstration began
which lasted nearly fifteen minutes before
the .call could be completed.
.When the last State had announced Its
vote, Chaunccy SI. Depew, In a. happily
worded, speech, moved that the nomination
be made unanimous, and It was. The can
didate for -Vice President Garrett A. Hb-
( bart, was then chosen. The session had
lasiea tea nours before the convention ad-
ROOSEYELT A TYPE
OF PURE AMERICANISM.
Incidents in the Man's Career Demonstrating His Cliaraeicr De
scendant From an Old Family, College Graduate, Lawyer, Fron
tiersman, Public Official, Soldier and a Xatural-Hoin Aggres
sive Leader Dutch, Irish, Scotch and French l?lot;d
CHARACTER IN WHICH PERTINACITY IS A RULING FACTOR.
New York. Sept. 13. Here is a record
that shows you just what kind of a man
Theodore Roosevelt' Is:
Out West, in Montana, at a big round-up,
the "bad man," who always is present on
such occasions, was known as "Ixjng Ike."
He had the reputation of being quick with
his fore linger on tho trigger and able to
"whip his weight in wild cats." on account
of his great muscular strength. He im
posed upon people so long that he K'"a!ua"'
got to believe in his own courage for, in
reality, he was as arrant a coward as ever
passed himself off as a brave man. One
of his favorite tricks was to line up along
side a drinking bar. select tho filled glass
of one of the men he though he could bluff
and drain it. At this particular round-up
Theodore Roosevelt happened to be one of
a part In the only place of shelter on thu
prairie the saloon. A glass half filled with
whisky had been poured out by a cowboy
and placed in front of him. Long Ike
reached out and took it, and so certain was
he that the stranger would submit that
he did not take tho precaution to make his
customary bluff with his revolver.
Holly Gets a Tronnclnu.
Before he could swallow the liquor Mr.
Roosevelt was on him like a catamount.
An expert wrestler, he threw the bully In
a Jiff-. Then he turned him over and stood
him up and ran him out of doors, taking
the revolver away from him in the run.
Ike was thrown again, harder than before,
and could not get up for five minutes. When
he did, he was dazed and wondering. The
style of attack was so quick, so unusual
and so vigorous that he was afraid to re
sent it In tho "bad man" way even had he
possessed the nerve and his shooting Iron.
He sneaked out of camp.
The young man with the eyeglasses and
the gleaming teeth enjoyed the respect of
the cowboys from that da'y forward.
That is Theodore Rocsovelt, a man of
action as well as words, but whose wordd
mean action, for he is a man who fays
what he means and means what he
says; who acts according to his words, who
Is as fearless as he is tireless, as strong as
he is fearless, as gentle as he Is strong,
and as fierce as he is gentle when fight is
called for the relentless foe In battle, tho
generous conqueror when tho battle has
Combination of. Fine Xattonnllsta.
Here Is the merest .epitome of tho career
of this "electric battery," as Theodore
Roosevelt well has been called. He comes
of an old Dutch family, and one known nnd
respected in this city for generations. The
blood In his veins is Dutch. French. Irish
and Scotch. He has the thrift and caution
of the Dutchman, tho volatility of the
French character and the aggressiveness
and combatlveness of the Irishman, and
so woll blended that ho presents a combina
tion of the most admirable qualities of
Roosevelt's American ancestry dates back
to the early hlbtoryof the colonics In Amer
ica. Nicholas Roosevelt was an Alderman
In the city of New York In the year 1700,
half a century before King's College was
established, and long beforo tho city ex
tended beyond Wall street.
The founder of tho family In America es
tablished a reputation, which has been con
sistently maintained throughout tho eight
generations that have succeeded him. In the
mercantile, political nnd social life of the
state and nation the name of Roosevelt has
taken a somewhat important part, and the
family escutcheon is clear of the faintest
blot In each nnd all of these relations. The
predominant characteristic of rugged probity
of character has marked the line from
Nicholas Roosevelt through all the gener
ations. Rorn In Jfciv YorU.
Theodore Roosevelt Was born in New York
City In 1S38, and was tho.vson of Theodore
Roosevelt, a lawyer and Judge. The late
James A. Roosevelt, a well-known New York
banker and a large stockholder In the
Chemical National Rank, was his uncle.
Mrs. Douglas Robinson, Jr., is his sister. He
went to Harvard, where he was graduated
In 1880. His pertinacity was noticeable even
In college, and tho fondness for boxing
which he developed there was. characteris
tic. Though well-born. Theodore Roosevelt Is
not a snob, as an anecdote told of him while
he was at Harvardwill show:
"Roosevelt," said a classmate to him one
day, "why do you associate with So and
"Well," was the reply, "he's a good boxer,
a good wrestler and chain lightning In
"But he's below you In social position,"
was urged. "His father is a carpenter or
something of that sort."
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Young Roosevelt was on fire In a minute.
"You're a cad." lie retorted. "Nobody but
a cad would make such a suggest Ion. That
man is your s-uperior in three lines of study;
he can outrow you anil outjump you, o if
there is any question of superiority and In
feriority you are distinctly the inferior."
After leaving college lie made a trip to
Kurope. where he climbed the Jungfrau and
rirwt Introilnrtlnn to Politics,
He was elected to the Assembly as a. Re
publican in 1SS1, having previously studied
law, and he served three consecutivo
terms. In the session of 1S33 he did much to
further the passage of the State civil serv
ice reform law and the act to reiiulato
primary elections. He made a record for
Himself as an energetic, able and honest
legislator. lie was chairman of the New
York delegation to the Chicago National
convention which nominated James G.
RIaine. From 1S3I to 1SSC he was a ranch
man in Dakota.
In 1S5G ho ran for Mayor of New York on
the Republican ticket and was defeated.
Later he was appointed a United States
Civil Service Commissioner.
When Mayor Strong was elected in 1S3I
Mr. Roosevelt was appointed Police Com
missioner and his career in that office will
not soon be forgotten. He saw to It that
laws were enforced, however unpopular
they might be, believing that that was tho
way to get rid of a bad law, and knowing
that tho system In vogue fostered black
mall. He used every possible means to tako
politics out of the conduct of the depart
ment. In 1597 he res.'gned to take tho post of As
sistant Secretary of the Navy, where his
characteristic activity was again In evidence-
He left this position to become Lieutenant
Colonel of the Rough Riders, and engaged
In the campaign which made him a hero
with the wholo nation.
He was elected Governor of New York In
1S33 and Vice President in 1D0O. He was
twice married, tho second time in 1SS6. He
has six children. Since his advent in poli
tics he has always been a Republican.
When William McKInley became Presi
dent he appointed Theodore Roosevelt As
sistant Secretary of tho Navy. It is due In
a measure to his farsightedness and energy
that tho United States Navy was in such
splendid fighting trim when the war with
Spain broke cut. Dewey himself in a pub
lic speech acknowledged that h!3 being se
lected for the command of the Asiatic
Squadron was owing largely to Roosevelt.
Entcru (in Jlilllnry Career.
The assistant secretaryship was a con
genial position until war came. Then tho
instincts of a fighter impelled him to glvo
up a civil position for a military one. He,
with Army Surgeon, now Brigadier General,
Wood, organized the famous "Roosevelt's
Wood was made Colonel and Roosevelt
Lieutenant Colonel of tho regiment. He
was at Las Quaslmas and led tho regiment
In its part of tho battle of San Juan Hill,
Colonel Wood having command of the bri
cafl'e. His services during the war gave him a
national reputation and immense popularity,
nnd especially In the West, where a largo
part of tile Rough Riders were recruited.
Every time he has appeared In the West
since then ho has been greeted by great
crowds and his speeches by whirlwinds of
applause. Tho people recognize tho man In
him nnd seem never to weary of acclaim
ing his energy nnd pluck. He is the author
of tho phrase, "Tho strenuous life," which
has become famous through his application
of It both to individual and national exist
ence. In' November, 1893, he was elected Gov
ernor of New York after an exciting can
vass. It wan believed at the tlmo that his
election was largely due to his personal
campaign Ills speechmaking and his per
sonal magnetism. As Governor he ndvo
cated tho parsage of the famous franchise
When McKInley was renominated for
President. Governor Roosevelt was nomi
nated for Vice President. Again he made
an active canvass nnd again his speeches
nnd personal masnctlsm contributed largely
to the success of the Republican campaign.
He made many notable addresses, which
are of importance now as showing his
views on "expansion." "militarism" and
"labor and trade unions" and other public
Here are some extracts from his
At Oklahoma, July 4, 1500:
As It Is with the Individual, to it Is with tho
natlcn. You of Oklahoma founded this Terri
tory, this State that H to be. because you came
here not seeking a life of ca?e but anxious to
grapple with difficulties, and out of toll and
labor nnd peTll to achieve the splendid ultimate
triumph. So It must be with the nations of the
earth, a nation that Is lit to play its part amony
the great perles
Again, at St. Joseph, Mo., on July 5, 1900:
"I CANNOT UTTER THE TRIBUTE THAT MY HEART FEELS."
4 MAYOR V.'KLLS.
"What I may say in appreciation ofPresident McKInley," Mayor Wells sta-
ted. "is too insignificant in comparison with thoughts nf love and admiration I
could express If words did not falter. I cannot utter tho tribute that my heart
feels. I almost dread to say anything, for fear that I will praise him too little.
"As President, husband and private.citizen he was a tynical American. He
was worthy of the affection of the people who elected him to the highest office
within their power to bestow. As chief executive he was nt all times honest
and sincere, piloting the country wisely and safely through crucial stages. I
was particularly impressed with his character, force and ability by hl3 official
acts In the Spanish-American War and in relation to other momentous questions.
He was one of the greatest and best of our Presidents.
"As citizen he was exemplary. Norvven his enemies cculd assail the purlts-
of his eharacler. He possessed virtues that should entitle him to the lasting re-
spect and love of the nation; virtues that will be part of his halo in the pages
of history; virtues that will -magnify his martyrdom and react against the coun-
try's fees, or the foe-i of government. He was a man; a pure, able, forceful,
sincere man; a typical American.
"The people of the United States know well nf his beautiful devotion to his
wife. He lias been an Ideal husband. ToMrs. McKinley he has ever shown deep
affection and solicitude. Thli faithfulness nnd concern for her are but two of
thA noble qualities of the noble man who was cur President and Is our martyr.
"Anarchy, whose representatives took bis life because he was tho representa-
tive of government, nnd whose votaries seek to destroy government, should be
crushed by law. Tills Is a free country, and tho selection of a President 13 the
V expression of the will of a majority of the people. Those men or women who seek
to overthrow government who conspire against the Government or Its officials
should be punished if they live here, for they are unwerthy of citizenship; and,
If they come here from other lands, they should be expelled.
"The way to crush anarchism is to begin at the top and go downward. Make
severe laws for dispensing punishment, and laws as severe in regard to lmmlgra-
tion. I have positive opinions concerning nnarchism. I think the people cannot
be too aggressive In protecting their own Government. Anarchism and all that
bears a semblance to anarchism should be wiped out of the United States."
NO BUSINESS AT MERCHANTS'
OR STOCK EXCHANGE TO-DAY.
Resolutions to Be Adopted and Senfcto the Family of the Dead-President
Meetings to Be Impressive Mr. McKinlej's .Visit Recalled.
On account of the death of the President
no business will be transacted to-day at
either the Merchants' Exchange or the St.
Louis Stock Exchange.
Both exchanges will open at the usual
hour this morning, the usual calls will be
made, and-then resolutions" of sympathy, of
condolence and of regret will be adopted
and forwarded to the President's family
and to Washington. Resolutions to sup
press anarchy may also be adopted.
To a reporter for The Republic Secretary
Morgan of the Merchants' Exchange said:
"We will meet as usual to-day. but no
business will be transacted. Resolutions
will be adopted.
"The meeting of our members will cer
tainly be impressive; as 'the President made
a friend of every member upon the' occa
sion of his visit to our exchange."
John H. Dieckman of the St. Lduls Stock
NO EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS.
Constitution Does Not.Call.Por One When the .Vice President Slits
ceeds to the Presidencf-r-Mi3imderstandinf' of 'the" -Law. "
Washington, Sept. .13 There appears to
be a good deal of misunderstanding as to
tho necessity for an extra session of Con
gress, following the accession of President
Many members of the House believe that
it will' be Incumbent upon President Roose
velt to call Congress together within twenty
days from his being.sworn into office. This
Is a mistake. '
The Constitution provides that: "In case
of the removal of the President from offlco
or of his death, resignation or inability to
discharge the powers, and duties of. the said
office, tho same shall devolve oh the Vice
President.- and the Congress may by law
provide for the. case of removal, death, res
ignation or Inability both of the President"
and Vice President, declaring what ofllcer
shall then act as President, and such officer'
shall act accordingly. untU the disability
be removed or a President shall be elected."
Peaco cannot be had until the civilized na
tions of the world have expandpil in some shape
or other over barbarous nations. -
At Emporia, Kas., July 2, 1900:
Why aro you hero to-day? Because you ex
panded over Kansas. You sent your jona to the
Philippines: your sons' blood waters the soli of
thofo Islands. Tho flag is there and.lt won't
At Oklahoma, July E. 1900:
No' nation. n- matter how nlorloas Its history,
can exist unless it practices practices, mind
you, not merelj- preaches civic honesty, civic
decency, civic righteousness. r.o nation can
permanently prosper unless the Decalogue ana
the Golden Rule are Its truldes In public as in
At St. Paul, Minn.. July 17. 190O:
Of all Idle chatter, the talk ot danger, of ml)i-
.-,- t .1... t.Tll..t T' la ne litter fnllv tn t.-lll:
of our liberties being menaced by the existence of
a force capable of keeplne order in our outlying
possession, now an it would have been to talk
of their belne menaced In the seventies by the
soldiers who followed Custer and hts"3 fellows
Lagainst the Comanches, Apacnes ana bioux.
Rave your liberties Been aDnugeu oy ie iui..
of the Minnesota and Dakota troops, whd won
such honor for themselves In the Philippines?
From a speech on the same piatiorm wiin
William J. Bryan, at Chicago, 'llUScptem-
ber3, 1900: ,
lly far the ereatest problem, the most far
reaching In stupendous Importance Is -that-problem,
or rather group of problems, -which, we have
grown to speak of ai the labor question.
Tlie more a healthy man sees- of our fellow
Americans, the Kreater crows his convictions
that our chief troubles come from mutual misun
derstandings, from failure to appreciate one an
other's point of view. No worse wrong can be
done by a man to his children than to teach them
to ko through life endeavoring to shirk dlfflculi
ties Instead cf meeting them and overcoming
Xevcr Mlncen HI Views.
He has never minced, his .views. He has
opinions and he states thepi in a straight
forward, downright, open way, which ad
mits of no doubt as to his meaning.-
His ringing words in support of the Mon
roe Doctrine, at the dedlcaHon of the Pan-
American Exposition, last May, found an.
echo in Europe.-whlch called the ceremonies,
owing to the Vice President's speech, a
glorification of the familiar American doc
trine. At the dedication of the Pan-American
Exposition. Buffalo, N. Y.May M, 1501,
I believe with all. my heart. In-the Monroe Doc
trine. This doctrine Is not to bo Invoked ror .the
aggrandizement of any one of us here on this
continent at the expense of any one else on
1 this continent. It should be regarded simply as
a. great International Pan-American policy, vital
to tho. interests "of.all. of us.
The United States ha, and oucht to hare. nnT
must ever have, only the desire to gee. her sister -
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tq nounsn. ana me ueiermination mat no Old
World Power shall acquire territory "here" on Una
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Exchange also said that the members ot
j that exchange would meet only for the.pur-
poso -of adopting -resolutions.
The President's visit to the Merchants
Exchange upon the occasion of his last vis
It to St. Louis was the first presidential vis
it to it tince the time of Garfield, and his
visit to the St. Louis Stock Exchange was
the first visit ever paid that Institution by
Upon entering the Merchants Exchanga
building the President remarked:
"Thl3 Is one of the most magnlftcenS
apartments I was ever In."
The President's reception at this time was
most Impressive, and his visit was the oc
casion of the last big meeting held at this
exchange. Previously Admiral Dewey and
Minister Wu Ting Fang were received
there, but the meetings were not so larga
as when the President paid his visit.
The act of the Forty-ninth Congress,
January 19, 1SSG, which fixed the order ot
presidential succession, provides that In
case of the death of both President and
Vico President, the Secretary of SlAte and
following down in order, other Cabinet ot-.
fleers shall succeed to the presidency.
And In that case, namely, the. death ot
President nnd Vice President, the Cabinet
officer so succeeding shall call Congress to
asscmblo within twenty" days. But this
provision for' a special session of Congress
Is only to" meet the emergency caused by
death of both President .and .Vice PresI-.
When the Vice President succeeds, under
the Constitution, there is no requirement
fbr a special sessidn of Congress.
President Roosevelt may call a special
session of the Senate only, and It Is. ex
pected that he will do so. But it is very
Improbable that there will be an extra ses
sion of- both botisca.
COLONEL BRYAN SHOCKED. :
"I Cannot Believe Presidents Lifa
Is to End -This Way." '
Chicago, Sept. 13. Of the sorrowful tidings
from the President's bedside. Colonel -William
J. Bryan said to-night, to a representa
tlve of tho Associated Press:
VI cannot believe the President's life Is to
end this way. .It seems Impossible. I simply
will not believe that ho can die from an
assassin's bullet, until I hear that he has
breathed his last. While there is life, thera
'Colonel Bryan arrived here from Lincoln,
eb.. at S:30 p. m. over the Burlington-road,
and was driven at once to the Sherman
House. He was to have addressed a Demo
cratic meeting to-morrow, but when he
heard the news from Buffalo he said he
would, in all probability, "leave for Lincoln
While Colonel Bryan was talking" his head
was bowed and he appeared to be greatly
dejected. Over and over again, ho repeated
T cannot believe his life Is to and this
"I have already spoken of. the horror. -with
which I regard the assassin's crime," he
added. "I have already spoken of the high
personal esteem In which I hold Mr. Mc
KInley. In this moment of sorrow I caa
add nothing to cither."
HAS ROOSEVELT'S DESK.
W. A. Boderiberg at Seat Whero
President Used to Sit.
Washington. Sept. IX-PresIdcnt Roose
velt's old desk in tho Civil Service Commis
sion is now filled by former Representative)
W. A. Rodenberg of East St. Louis. On tho
desk Is a label bearing the name-"Theodore)
Roosevelt," written by the President's own
hand, which is an interesting feature of tho
office to all the friends who call on Commis
sioner Rodenberg. -
MAY CALL SENATE TOGETHER-
Senator Culberson Discusses
Roosevelt's' Probable Action.
Dallas. .Tex., Sept. 13. United Kt.it o n
ator Culberson just retumedreS-rtsUtat
I"?1.0.?, w!fe f1 BAJtle Cr". Mich.; wheS
"lHJr:llJ'kt national calam-
opinion is that Mr. Roosevelt, verv" nSn
after beenmlncr l- m '.. won
"?.: ..""Vs. "'" raumrjr, win deolnro - r
traordinary session of the Senate for thl
burnous of prniflrtnln. n,i.".V- lor ln
traord.ni ,Z,,7 "V';V "o"l ". x-
bers.of his Cablnir andTor 56thereS:
oses as he may deem necegaanffi
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