Thursday, October 17, 1912

by Elizabeth

Chicken thieves driving a team of mules hitched to a wagon raided the hennery of Attorney H. T. Schumacher in Champaign last night.

Theodore Roosevelt’s rib was fractured from the impact of the bullet that struck him. Guinea pigs were inoculated with a solution of scrapings from the bullets remaining in the assassin’s revolver, and they are still alive and showing no symptoms of poisoning. Colonel Roosevelt is demanding beefsteak instead of eggs but will be given no meat until the danger period (of blood poisoning) has passed.

Many advertisements have referenced the coming election. I have cut out an example from today’s paper: