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Source: Cleveland Leader
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “A Premonition of the Accession of Roosevelt”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 15 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 258
Pagination: 19

“A Premonition of the Accession of Roosevelt.” Cleveland Leader 15 Sept. 1901 v54n258: p. 19.
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Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency: predictions); John Laughlin.
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John Laughlin; Theodore Roosevelt.


A Premonition of the Accession of Roosevelt

     Buffalo, September 14.—There are as usual stories of premonitions of the accession of Mr. Roosevelt. State Senator John Laughlin tells that not over four weeks ago, while a display of fireworks was being made at the Pan-American Exposition ground, a huge picture of the then Vice President was shown in fire. Underneath it were the words, “Our Vice President.” Hardly had the picture been lighted when the word “vice” burned out and left standing in huge letters under Mr. Roosevelt’s picture the words “Our President.” In a minute or two the word “our” accidentally burned out, as had the other word, and for fully seven minutes the single word “President” stood out in bold relief.
     Mr. Laughlin says everybody in the place was impressed with the strange occurrence. Now it would seem prophetic.



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