First in Line Day President Was Shot
Dr. Clinton Colegrove of Holland Suggests Preservation
of Temple of Music.
For the sake of making complete the
chain of evidence in the shooting of the President, the police and
District Attorney have been looking for the man who was first in
line on the day when President McKinley was shot.
A letter received by H. F. Henshaw,
Superintendent of Music at the Exposition, not only gives this much
sought information, but also offers a timely suggestion for the
preservation for all time of the Temple of Music, now one of the
most historic modern buildings in the country.
The man who was first in line was
Clinton Colegrove, a doctor whose home is at Holland, Erie county
[sic]. Mr. Henshaw said this morning that he would submit
the letter, as the writer requested, to the Director General.
The Temple of Music is left open to
the public now, and a guard is constantly stationed there. It has
been found necessary, except when meetings are actually in progress,
to erect a barrier to keep people from the stage. The visitors imagine
that the President stood on the platform, and every one who passes
into the building watches his or her chance to cut or tear off a
piece. A carpenter has been at work repairing two or three spots
damaged by the relic hunter.