Temple of Music Will Reopen Tomorrow
Today Its Interior Is Arranged As It Was When the
President Was Shot.
ALL TRACES OF SHOOTING WILL BE REMOVED.
Assistant District Attorney Haller Taking Photographs and Measurements
for Official Use.
Every door of the Temple of Music
was closed to visitors today. Tomorrow, however, it will be opened
once more. But the morbidly curious who go there to see the blood
stains on the floor that mark the place where assassination struck
down the President, will be disappointed. By nightfall every trace
will be erased and the location be obliterated by chairs. This will
be done to prevent crowds from infesting the spot.
This morning everything was in the
same condition as when yesterday’s tragedy was enacted there. A
row of chairs stretched in an arc from the southeastern to the southwestern
door. The other chairs formed a similar hedge on the other side
of the six-foot aisle.
The chairs were draped with purple.
About one-third of the length of the aisle from the southwestern
door, which was used for the entrance at yesterday’s ill-fated reception,
was a throne-shaped screen of flags, about seven feet high. This
was flanked with palms, ferns and two bay trees in tubs. It was
directly before this that the President stood when the miscreant
messenger of anarchy shot him down.
About six feet to the right of this,
and almost in the center of the aisle, was a dark splotch of blood.
This flowed from the nose of the would-be assassin when he was knocked
down by the blow of the fist of the negro, James B. Parker.
Assistant District Attorney Haller
was busy in the Temple all the morning taking photographs and measurements
of the place for use in the coming trial of the Anarchist Czolgosz.
He was assisted by Chief Engineer Field, Charles J. Close, Superintendent
of Building, and Robert Cherry, Superintendent of Transportation
at the Exposition.