Lady in Blue, Oyster Bay
ViO:.lAH VISITOR STIRS PRESIDENT'S GUARDS Secret Service Men Halt Her on , Her Third Appearance. WILL NOT TELL HER ERRAND Nothing to Show, However, That She la Prompted by Anything More Alarming Than Curiosity. Special it Tie S'rm Ytrk Times-OYSTER Times-OYSTER Times-OYSTER BAY. Sept 2. A middle-aged middle-aged middle-aged woman who dresses handsomely, usually In Hve, wears many diamonds, and puts her finger mysteriously on her Hp when asked regarding tha purpose of her visits, appeare to-day to-day to-day for the fourth time In aa many weeks In the vicinity of Sagamore Hill. She has been so persistent In her efforts to gain access to the President's Summer home that her visits have begun to get on th nerves of tha Secret Service men. The woman first cam to Oyster Bay about four weeks ago. She went direct from the railroad station to the executive office, where she saw Acting Secretary Barnes and tried to make an appointment appointment to ee President Roosevelt. She said her name- name- was Mrs. Lee. As she could give no good reason for her request. Mr. Barnes told her that Mr. Roosevelt was too busy to receive visitor that day. Upon leaving Secretary Barnes the woman woman went to a local livery stable, where she engaged a carriage to take her to Sagamore Hill. When she reached the President's Summer home she made no attempt to enter the house, but merely ordered the liveryman to traverse the drive which makes a wide sweep about the Sagamore Hill grounds. Many visit-on visit-on visit-on do that almost every day while' th President Is here, and upon that occasion occasion she attracted no particular attention. attention. Upon her return to the viltaare she told the driver that she had lost her pocke book, containing all her money and her railroad ticket, but that Secretary Barnes would settle for her carriage hire. She visited a hotel at Bayvlllo. where she made the samo explanation of her lack of money. It was learned that the conductor of the train which brought the woman to Oyster Bay; upon learning from her that she had lost her money and ticket, consented to take her to Oyster Bay free of charge. When she made a similar request of the conductor on a train leaving Oyster Bay he refused. Lost Her Pocketbook. ' Upon leaving the station the woman sent a message asking that money be forwarded forwarded to her by wire. There waa no response, response, and, with the approach of evening she would have been In a sad plight but for the kindness of Frank Dudgeon, a member of the Seawanhaka-Corinthian Seawanhaka-Corinthian Seawanhaka-Corinthian Yacht Club, - who made arrangements for her dinner and saw to It that she waa put up at a tootel for the night The following day she vanished and waa not seen here again for a week. Her second visit Was about two weeks ago. On that occasion she hired a carriage carriage at the railroad station and drove to Sagamore Hill circling the grounds as before. Bhe seemed to have no particular errand. 8crt Service Men Warned. Two day later Frank Tyree. chief of the detachment of Secret Service men on guard at Sagamore Hill received Instructions Instructions from New York to be on the lookout for the woman and under no circumstances circumstances to allow her to approach th President's residence. .. A week ago to-day, to-day, to-day, while the President was on board the naval yacht Sylph watching the antics of the submarine boat Plunger in the Sound, the " woman In blue," as she come to.be known hero, made her third appearance at Sagamore Hill That time she came on foot and did not use the road, but was making a wide detour through the woods when she was discovered and headed off by the 8ecret Service men. at She made neither resistance nor remonstrance, remonstrance, but turned about quietly and walked off. About two hours later she appeared near the house of a caretaker on a neighboring estate owned by one of the President's relatives. She had changed her dress, and wore a red sweater, sweater, a short brown walking Bkirt. and tan i hoes. She opened a conversation with the caretaker'a little daughters. Who were playing near their borne. She asked them to come for a walk and went with them toward Sagamore Hill, but did not go anywhere near the house. Later. In the afternoon she reappeared at the caretaker's house, uf ter another change of attire. This time she was in what' appeared to be a private carriage, with a liveried coachman on the box, and took tha caretaker'a children for a drive. Told Her to Turn Back. When Sagamore Hill was reached. Chief Tyree, who waa on guard with Secret Service Agent Mosher, ordered th coachman coachman to stop and told the woman she would have to go back. The W&man then ordered the driver to turn about. She did not return in her equipage to the village, but came In long after dark on a small launch. To-day To-day To-day rumors of her visit had preceded her. There were Secret Service men at the station and about the hotel. The " woman In blue " seemed aware of this and did not attempt to go to Sagamore Hit. She had not been seen to board any outgoing train, but nevertheless has vanished. vanished. M. W. Lee, a resident of Manhasset. when called up over the telephone to-night to-night to-night said that the woman, In all probability, had been attracted to Sagamore Hill by mere curiosity.