NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 1912 (UP) -- To be with her husband, while he is compelled to remain in the Chicago hospital and to be at his side when he comes home to Oyster Bay, Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, with her son Theodore, jr., and her daughter Ethel, left for Chicago this afternoon.
She was accompanied by her family physician, Dr. Franklin Lambert, who will assume charge of the colonel's case as soon as he reaches him.
Mrs. Roosevelt said that while she was satisfied the colonel was in no danger, she believed that he would be much more comfortable in mind and body to have her with him.
"While shocked by the occurrences," said Mrs. Roosevelt, "I am hopeful, and the latest word that my husband is in no danger has allayed some of my fears."
When Mrs. Roosevelt was awakened and told the colonel was being operated on in Chicago, she demanded further details.
Mrs. Roosevelt sent for her personal physician, Dr. Franklin Lambert, and had him explain the nature of her husband's wound.
He reassured her all he could and gave her a sedative to settle her nerves, which were badly unstrung.
Asked whether Mrs. Roosevelt was in condition to make the trip to Chicago to her husband's side, the physician said:
"Any woman is in condition to make any trip on which she makes up her mind. Of course Mrs. Roosevelt will not decide whether she will go until after she learns more details of the operation."