Monday, September 23, 1912
Theodore Roosevelt did not visit the Twin Cities today. Progressives are blaming state republican campaign managers for the hoax. There is a lengthy and bitter explanation of how the report came to be published earlier in the Courier-Herald. “Mr. Weeks called Roosevelt headquarters in Chicago and was informed that the announcement was a political hoax. He tooks pains to set a Champaign paper right on the matter but neglected to notify the Courier-Herald, whose representative had given him the first tip.”
Costa Ricans are demanding “in graphic language” that the armed forces of the United States in Nicaragua be withdrawn. Insurgents fired upon a train carrying Major Smedley Butler’s battalion of marines, injuring three. The American force arrived at Granada, the populace of which is on the verge of starvation.
Finally, I feel it is important to note that the world demand for leeches is almost nothing compared with what it used to be only a few years ago.