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Source: Evening Telegram
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Train Conductor Says Mr. Roosevelt Was Gay as a Lark”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 11 September 1901
Volume number: 33
Issue number: 21136
Pagination: 3

“Train Conductor Says Mr. Roosevelt Was Gay as a Lark.” Evening Telegram [New York] 11 Sept. 1901 v33n21136: p. 3.
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Robert N. Cross; Theodore Roosevelt (journey: Buffalo, NY, to Albany, NY: 11 Sept. 1901); Robert N. Cross (public statements); Theodore Roosevelt; McKinley assassination (personal response); William McKinley (recovery: personal response).
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Robert N. Cross; Theodore Roosevelt.


Train Conductor Says Mr. Roosevelt Was Gay as a Lark


Vice President, Attended Only by a Colored Man, Went as Far
as Albany on Pan-American Express.

     When the third section of the Pan-American express arrived at the Grand Central station, at ten minutes after ten o’clock this morning, R. N. Cross, the conductor, said that he had taken Vice President Roosevelt as far as Albany. He did not know the Vice President’s destination. Mr. Roosevelt was attended only by a colored man, who looked after his luggage. There were no detectives or guards in sight.
     “I tell you,” said Cross, “the Vice President looked a different man than when he went to Buffalo. I never saw a man so marked by care and anxiety as he was when he hurried to the President’s bedside, but when he got on the train at Buffalo he was as gay as a lark. He told us that the President was getting on finely, and he seemed as happy over it as a boy with a new toy.”



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