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
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.
MRS. MCKINLEY’S CONDITION
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
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.
THE CHICAGO PARADE.
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.
AN ANARCHIST IN JAIL.
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.
THE WASHINGTON POLICE
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.