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Source: Daily Picayune
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Titus May Not Accept”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of publication: 21 September 1901
Volume number: 65
Issue number: 240
Pagination: 1

“Titus May Not Accept.” Daily Picayune 21 Sept. 1901 v65n240: p. 1.
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Robert C. Titus; Leon Czolgosz (legal defense); Ida McKinley (medical condition); lawlessness (mob rule); McKinley assassination (related tragedies); McKinley memorial services (Chicago, IL); George Bradshaw; George Bradshaw (public statements); suspicious persons (Washington, DC).
Named persons
George Bradshaw; William S. Cowles; Leon Czolgosz; Loran L. Lewis; Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt; Robert C. Titus; John E. Wilkie.
A typesetting error in the newspaper caused a partial duplication of text in the third section (“Thrown Overboard”) that has been omitted below. The sentence that reads “The Pole was fairly well-dressed and educated” is, in the newspaper, preceded by “The Pole was fairly well-Rowell” [sic]. Possibly Rowell is the name of either the sloop’s captain or the murdered Pole, or possibly the name is from another article altogether or is simply the result of an otherwise inexplicable error.


Titus May Not Accept


One of the Lawyers Who Was Assigned to Defend Czolgosz,
The Assassin of President McKinley, Has Not Yet Decided
Whether or Not to Accept the Assignment as Counsel.
Mrs. McKinley’s Condition More Favorable Than at Any Time
Since the Departure of the Funeral Party from Washington.
A Pole Who Gloated Over the Death of President McKinley
Thrown Overboard by the Crew of a Sloop and Drowned—Suspicious Stranger in Washington.

     Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 20.—Judge Robert C. Titus, one of the counsel assigned to defend Czolgosz, the president’s murderer, returned to-day from Milwaukee, where he had been attending a Masonic convention. He went at once to the office of Judge Loran L. Lewis, his associate counsel. They remained in conference until after noon, after which Judge Lewis declined to see newspapermen, but sent out word that Judge Titus had not yet decided whether or not to accept the assignment as counsel.



More Favorable Than at Any Time Since She Left Washington.

     Canton, O., Sept. 20.—Mrs. McKinley’s condition was this morning more favorable than at any time since the arrival of the party from Washington. Her condition during the night was as good as could have been expected, and she secured considerable rest.
     Mrs. McKinley went to the cemetery about noon and spent some little time at the vault where the casket lies. She bore the trip bravely.



A Pole Killed by the Crew of an Oyster Sloop.

     Norfolk, Va., Sept. 20.—The captain of a small oyster sloop which arrived here to-day informed the Associated Press correspondent that shortly after President McKinley was shot a Pole appeared at Bivalve, Md., and secured a place as hand on a sloop. The Pole was fairly well-dressed and educated. He told the oystermen that he came from a good family, but was cut off from them with a small allowance. The day after the president died a passenger on a passing steamer threw a newspaper containing an account of the death aboard the sloop. The Pole secured it, and while the crew was waiting for him to read them the story he exclaimed:
     “God, and Teddy will be next in a short time.”
     The crew set upon him and severely beat him, rendering him unconscious. The captain and mate intervened, but later, when the master had gone aft, the crew picked the unconscious form up and threw it overboard.



Confederate and Union Veterans March Side by Side.

     Chicago, Sept. 20.—An especially significant feature of the memorial parade in Chicago, and which excited much favorable comment, was the assignment of ten Confederate and ten union veterans to escort the empty carriage in which President McKinley had ridden two years ago in a Chicago parade. The guard of honor, walking slowly, with bent heads, in single files to the right and left of the carriage, formed a touching tribute to the work of the departed leader in bringing about a final unification in spirit of the north and south during his administration of the national government.



George Bradshaw Taken to Guthrie for Safe-Keeping.

     Guthrie, O. [T]., Sept. 20.—George Bradshaw, the carpenter who was mobbed in Oklahoma City for refusing to walk under the American flag in the McKinley memorial parade, was brought to Guthrie this morning and placed in the Logan county jail for protection. Soon after the United States marshals and officers here received the following message:

     “Washington, Sept. 20.—Examine Tenack closely. Hold for further instructions.

“WILKIE, Chief of Detectives.”     

     Since there is no person confined in the county or federal jail named Tenack, it is believed that the person referred to is Bradshaw. Bradshaw, in jail, said:
     “I am an anarchist. Oklahoma City is made up of hoodlums. If this is a free country, a man has a right to say what he thinks. This is not a free country; the powers are subsidized. No, Czolgosz is not an anarchist; he is a nihilist—or insane. He will never be executed; mark my words.”
     That Bradshaw has plenty of nerve was proved when he returned to Oklahoma City at 10 o’clock last night, after having been run out by the mob during the day. His presence again became known and another mob was gathering when the officers took Bradshaw in charge.



Looking for a Man Who Carried a Suspicious Box.

     Washington, Sept. 20.—The police are looking for a man who approached several pedestrians early to-day and asked the address of President Roosevelt’s sister, the wife of Commander Cowles, of the navy. Several officers were detailed to guard the Cowles residence. The man is described as about 40 years old, speaks with a foreign accent, has a light mustache, wears dark clothes and carried a box about eight inches long and three and a half wide.



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