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THE SUN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1912.
ASSASSIN HAD HOE
IjIvpiI ill WliKft House Nino
Mo ii I lis, n ml Went. Away j
A lion 1 n M on tli Ago.
XONT KXKW HIS IIUKINKSS
Win Nciitl.v Dressed Gcriiinii
A limit :ir. With Smidy J I n i
John Schuink up to n month ngo
hnd lodged nt the Wlilto House lit 156
iCunal street, Just olT the Houcry, fir
nine in. mllix, hut ncor camo to bo
on Intimate terms with nny one. Tim
Impression nnmni! the few ienilc with
whom he dlil hnvp n speaking ac
qualiitaiir)', or with whom hc would
take a gluss of beer In tho evening,
wns that lin wan some kind of a real
estate agent. In Just whnt capacity he
nited no one at the place seemed to
know Inst night.
Whatever his real estntc operations
were they did not seem to brim; him
any strut success, and about two
months ago he asked the barkeeper nt
the hotel whether hc could help him got
n Job aw .1 bartender or waiter. Schrank
raid that while he had never done much
In that line himself, Mime, member of
his family wns more or less directly
connected with the saloon business.
fe thought It would be an easy sort
of a Job for him to slip Into.
The bartender nt the White was not
able to do anything for Schrank, how
ever. Finally nbout the middle of Sep
tember he suddenly let It be known
that he wan going away. He did not
my where he nun going und left no
forwarding address for mull.
It was learned last night that no mall
had come for him since his departure.
While he stayed at the hotel he. occa
sionally got letters, according to what
was said there last night, which usually
bnre the postmark of either New Yrk
or Itrooklyn. ,
Schrank never seems to hnvp told
nny one about the White House where
he enme from. When he loft he hlnt'-d
that he was going ottt of town to bo
Tvltll .ill l,l,M 4xt l.lo U'hnrn Mu U'lU
he did not say.
Schrank, according to the description
given Inst night, was a neatly dressed ,
(icrm.'iii, about 35 years old. He had
sandy hair and a reddish heard. Ho
was of medium height and well built.
Gus .lost Is the proprietor of the place
where h'chrunk lived hero In New York,
his night barkeeper, who also acts as
night hotel clerk, was able to tell some
thing about Schrank.
.cording to this man Schrank
minded his own business and moved
about In a very quiet way. Hc went
out In the morning, enme back nt night,
took a glass of beer alone or perhaps
with a chance acquaintance, and then
look his key nnd went to bed. He never
Korrnpil to have any Intimate friends
nnd never confided. If he did bring any
one Into the barroom, which Is also the
olllce of the hotel, It was not a pert on
mm was Known in mai neignoornoou
around Canal street and tho Bowery.
Schrank was quiet In his manner and
In his ta'k. While there was consider-
able doubt, according to tho White's liar-
keeper, as to what Schrank really was
and did. there was no mystery about
him and men did not talk wonderlngly
about his actions.
Vhn he took up his abode there he
tcok a room that cost him i2 n wck
The White is a cheap, three story
hotel, but considerably above the aver
ago Bowery lodging house.
Schrank was never noticed to receive
W Tend any socialistic literature or
Gustavus Jost, the proprietor of the
White House where Shrank lived, was
reached on tho telephone early this
'morning. He said that he had known
Schrank for some five or six years, and
throughout all 1 1 in t time had seen noth -
Jng queer or unusual about him.
Jost said that Schrank was born In
rihzaTWlJi street. New York, nt a place
.vhere lif(fn,tlif:r kept a saloon, .lost
lrst knew him as a barkeeper and In
surance agent. About n year ago, Jost
'said. Schrank came to him and said hn
wanted work as a barkeeper, as his In
surance work was not going very well.
Jost was not able to give him n Job.
All that Jost knows about what ho
did tho last year or so Is that ho drifted
nbout from one Job to nnother. Ho
seemed to ho hard working. At least
after he came to tho White House he
wont away at 7 or S o'clock In tho
morning and did not return until 9 at
About two or three weeks ngo, .lost
Mid, Sehrunk told him hp was golmr
out to the Pacific coast, southern Call
fcfnla, lie thinks. Schrank said his.
uncle lived there.
Three or four days ago Jost received
n postal card from thn man, Jost thinks
It was mailed from Denver. In It ho
said ho was on his way west.
According to Jost Schrank was not
the man's real name. It was, hn thought,
Charles I'lamment. Jost could not state
'why ho had changed his name. Ho ndded
thnt Klamment hnd a brother, Fred
I'lamment, who lived In n Brooklyn ho
tel on Cooper street somewhero near
This wns tho description which Jost
gave of Schrank; Forty-two years old,
welghlni; ISO pounds, about fi feet 7
Inches tall, well hullt, light complexion,
auburn hair, features small for tho slzn
of his fact, sandy hair nnd reddish
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ROOSEVELT 'S OWN TELEGRAM.
"Mullet llM.nl lilt .tnilhlnK Vital,"
lie Wlrra Sim'a Wllr,
As soon ns Col. Roosevelt nrrlvcd nt
the hospltnl In Mllwnukeo hc dictated
n renssurlng telegram tn his family.
It wns addressed to Mrs. Theodore
ltoosevelt, .1r as the Colonel was not
awnre that his wife was In Now York.
George H. Roosevelt, the Colonel's
nophev, told Senator Dlxcm nt the
Hotel Manhattan that the telegram, ns
near as he could rcmVmbor, was worded
nbout this way:
"I am now In the hospltnl. The bul
let did not hit anything vltul. I think
they will llnd It somewhere around.
"It Is no more serious than the In
juries boys get all the lime,
"My voice Is holding out nit right nnd
I expect to go right on with tho trip.
Love to Kthol" (his daughter). !
MRS. ROOSEVELT HEARS NEWS.
I, rate Hip Thrnlrr In (in In Henri
innrter for I'nrllpnlnra,
Mrs. ltoosevelt. wife of the Colonel.! Uater- bowevcr. ns his speech pro
received the news of the shooting as i Kressed anil he waved his nrms to em
she was nt the Casino, Ilroadway nnd Phnslzo his points the loss of blo-,d
Thirty-ninth street, with Mrs. .1. West j b,K"n Mi uPon
Roosevelt, attending a performance cfi llnnartelt Kelt ,i Tain.
"The Merry Countess." They were es-
........ . Again at the hospltnl hn Insisted thnt
corted to tho theatre by George K. i '
,, ,. . ... , , , he felt no pain. Tho surgeons, both at
ltoosevelt, a son of Kmlen linos?-1
volt, who wns obliged to sit apart from 1
the ladles In the orchestra, owing to
to get three seats to-
During the early part of the per
formance Oliver W. ltoosevelt, a son j
of Mrs. .1. West ltoosevelt, entered th-i (
theatre jintl nuletlv Informed fleoro i
ltoosevelt that "the Colonel had been ' mU- "eforo midnight thrv surgeons In nt
I t .. i tendance decided thnt It would he hotter
-lin back nnd get further de.nlls." to son1 CoX- """"Volt to Chicago on n
(ieorge ltoosevelt said, "before you tell j sPeclal ,rnln' " ls Plnnc.l Immediately,
the Indies" "ler,'for', to' take him on his arrival In
Oliver W. Hoosevclt crossed tho ! CMcaRO to a hospltnl.
street to a telegraph olllce and soon
returned with word that the Colonel
..nm Knp ,m u.(n ns .Sp0rch.'
Mrs. Hoosevclt bravely received the
news of tho attack on her hustmnd, and
when she was assured that the Colonel
was not badly hurt she at first decided
to remain for the rest of the perform
ance. Mrs. Roosevelt, however, could not
stand the strain, anil remulned at the
theatre only half nn hour after learning
of the nttempt on her husband's life.
Then, with tho others of her party, she
left the theatre during the middle of the
act. She went to the Hotel Manhattan,
where she awaited further news before
making up her mind whether to go to
Oyster Hay or to Join her husband In
Oliver W. ltoosevelt left tho theatre
Immediately after bearing his message
i ,nnt ,p c-0onf1 . all rRlu.
50'V HAD FEARED SHOOTING.
I Thrmlorp llno.evrlt. Jr.. Itrr,!,,.
Ilnllrllna ..Mother In the ('111.
Theodore ltoosevelt, Jr., received
several bulletins last night at his home,
lti.'i Hast Seventy-fourth street, of the
attempt to take, his father's life.
"I have been afraid for a long time,"
he .said, "that something of the kind
When told that It was reported that
a Socialist tired the shot Mr. Hoosevclt
I should have thought so, as tho
attack was made In Milwaukee."
Mr. ltoosevelt said that his mother
had gone to tho theatre nnd would stop
In the city over night Instead of going
back to her homo In uyster Bay.
"I'd rather not tell where she will
1 J,tn'" ,,l "f"r tm' reason that I
woiiinn i line anynooy in msiurii her
CAN'T DE, SAYS LA FOLLETTE.
Senator Much Wriiiiulil Over Altrmpt
in lliiiiNe, elfn l.lfc,
Maihso.v, Wis., i let. I I. "My God, It
can't be true'" exclaimed Senator La
I'olletto to-nlgbt when ho heard of the
attempted shooting of Hoosevclt In Mil-
i 1,0 eagerly asked for details of the
affair and expressed deepest gratlllca-
Hon when he lpurmul that Hoosevelt
hud not been Itiliiretl. t..i lUlett..
,.iinn,i in .b.. ...... r.. i .
....... .. ... (...: (..,. nun nin v
regarding the attack on tho Colonel.
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1 1 want to sleep to-night. I nm tired, !
I so don't bother me."
, So far aa can he learned to-night
Schrank shot Col. ltoosevelt on his own
Initiative. Nothing was found on him
which suggests that others prompted
him to act, nnd there Ih no evidence that
he Is n member of nny particular an
archistic or socialistic group. The story
of his travels In Roosevelt's wake was
borne out by the discovery of letters, ho
tel menus, portions of railway tickets
und other papers found In his pockets.
While the police were thus Interrogat
ing Schrank word came Into from the
emergency hospital that the Colonel
had been placed on the operating table,
and that six surgeons were examining
his wound. It w.ih said at the hospital j
that the surgeons had learned that the '
bullet had penetrated the Meshy part
of the Colonel's chest deeper than the
superficial examination had led them to
believe and that efforts to locate tho .
bullet so far had not been successful.
The limited opportunities for exam
ination of the wound to-night load the
surgeons to believe that the bullet did
not pierce the lung. Col. ltoosevelt said
"t the hospital to-night tli4 he felt no
pain, but only a slight "hock when" the,
bullet struck him and that hn did not
know for some minutes that the bullet
had entered his Isidy. Ho thought, he
said, thnt It had merely seared his arm.
nit- nuiiiiiM iuiii mill HKH'ii 'it inr f-iiift -
gency hospital, mnde him take deep
breath In nn effort to determine
! whether or not his lung had been punc
j tured. Tho results, they say, showed
I thnt tho lung hnd not been touched.
' Tho first plnns to tnke an X-ray pho
tograph In Milwaukee were not carried
I'amefl Snrgrnm Await Hint,
Or. Arthur Dean Bevnn hns been tele
graphed to meet the patient upon his
arrival ut Chicago. Dr. John B. Mur
phy of International fnme ns a surgeon
and considered by many the foremost
surgeon of Aincricn will Join Dr. Bevnn.
and together they will make the exam
ination, after which the decision as to
whither or not to probe Immediately
for the bullet will be made,
The turbulent scenes that immedi
ately followed the shooting at the hotel
have lieen succeeded to-night by excite
ment quite as tense If less noisy nnd
which Is keeping tho whole city In the
streets. The greatest excitement of the
night wns witnessed of rourso nround
the Gllpntrlck Hotel itself, hut scenes
almost as sensational were to he seen
also nround nnd In the. Auditorium and
later nbout the hospital, the Jail and the
I'lrat llppnrleil Klllrfl.
The first news that flashed nround
town was tliat Col. Hoosevclt hnd been
killed outright. When Mr. Cochems
sprnng on Schrank other members ot
the Hoosevelt party grasped the Colo
nel by the arms and tried to pull him
bnck Into tho hotel.
All this time tho story was running
through the crowd that had hoard the
shot that the candidate was dend. Those
on the outskirts could not see what
wns transpiring In the little circle
nround the hotel cntrnnce.
These on the edges of the crowd
fought to get closer to the cntrnnce,
nnd falling In this scnttered through
the streets, crying:
"Hoosevclt has been shot dead'"
"On the way to tho hall," said o. K.
j Davis to-night, "and again upon reach-
' lug the auditorium , Col. ltoosevelt said
' ..,,.,,,. ..I .in ,i.
or die, one or the other. I have a mes
sage for the people of Wisconsin and I
am going to deliver It."
It was Mr. Davis who supported Col,
Hoosevclt on the one side, while Mr.
Cochems supported him on tho other
as the Colonel walked Into the Audi
torium somewhat unsteadily nnd went
out upon the stage. As Col Hoosevelt
took his seat upon the platform volleys
of cheers were shot ut hlni liy tho crowd
that filled the great hall and tho cheer-
' Ing continued for several minutes, All
I this time tho shunters had no notion
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that nn nttempt on the Colonel's life
hnd been made.
When the audience did lenm from Mr.
Cochems and from Col. Hoosevclt him
self thnt he had been shot tike audience
dropped back nnd a deathlike silence, n
sharp contrast to the noisy uproar of
a moment before, settled In the hull.
Then there wns a low mumble and n
groun thnt was punctuated by sharp,
hysterical cries from tho crowd. Kven
his friends ut this ttmo believed that
the bullet had merely scratched his arm.
Cnpt. A. O. Ulrard of Milwaukee, who
wns on the front seat of tho automobile
when the Colonel was shot, Is sharing
the congratulations showered to-night
on Messrs. Cochems and Martin for
having helped In. preventing Schrank
from tiring a second shot, which might
have been fatal,
Martin Is over six feet tall nnd like
Mr. Cochems formerly was a football
player. After Mr. Martin had grabbed
Svhrank's hand Cnpt. Ulrard almost si
multaneously made a flying leap from
the machine and when Schrank was
burne. to the pavement dipt. Glrard and
the brawny Martin and Cochems all had
landed on top of him. As the three
pulled Schrnnk to his feet Martin picked
Schrank up as though he were a child
and carried him close to the automobile.
"Here ho Is!" ho cried excitedly to
Col. Hoosovelt. "Look at him. Colonel!"
Itooarvrlt Srra Aaaaaaln.
Col. Hoosevelt gazed down at the man
for a moment In a dazed sort of way,
his eyes directed intently toward
Schrank. To the crowd It looked, how
ever, as If he were not even seeing the
mnn who had uttempted to take his life
as Martin held him up to his gaze. And
when the crowd yelled the very ready
threats to lynch the man It was Col.
Hoosevelt who Intervened.
"Stop, stop!" those who were close to
the Colonel say they henrd him cry as
he motioned tho crowd to fnll back.
"Stand nway, don't hurt him'"
These threats to "kill tho brute." "get
a rope," "lynch him" were continued
by the crowd that had swarmed nround
back of the hotel to nn nlley where the
pntrol wagon watted to take the pris
oner to the police station. x
Hundreds of men nnd hoys nnd even
women nnd girls ran nfter the patrol
wagon In nn effort to keep up with It as
It was raced nt breakneck speed down
tho street and across a bridge.
Scores reached the Central police sta
tion In automobiles nnd carriages In the
wnke of the police wngon, some rven
beating the wagon to tho station. Be
fore the wagon could bo backed up to
tho station door the people from the enr
rlnges nnd nutomoblles and thp more
fleetfooted among those who had chnsed
the wagon were banked around the sta
tion housp entrance. And again the
threats to lynch the prisoner were
Scrgt. Hobert Flood, In expectation of
such n dcmonstrntlon, hud placed Sev
ern! patrolmen along the walk and so
kppt the crowd away from the wagon aa
Schrank wns being taken out of It with
nn oftlcer on olthpr side of him.
The prisoner was led Into the station
house anil to the desk. Aftpr a short
questioning there h was hurried Into
the sergeant's office for a further quiz
zing, but thin time he positively re
fused to tnlk.
John McGrath, n secretary attached
to the Hoosevelt imrty. Is quoted to
night as saying that while seated near
tho Colonel In the automobile on the
way to the Auditorium he wns tile first
to note thnt the bullet had struck tho
Colonel. The automobile had gone only
about four blocks from the hotel when
McGrath uttered a sharp exclamation
and pointed to the hole In Col. House
volt's overcoat. Hut Col. Hoosevelt al
ready had placed his hand beneath tho
coat and drew It out with blood stains
on the lingers.
I'nrty's fnnilldntr for tinternur Snya
TIioiikIiI la rrcpoatrroua,
Charles Kdward Russell, Socialist con--dldato
for Governor of Now York State,
when told last night of tho shooting ot
Col. Hoosevelt Just as tho Socialist ora
t ir was entering the Manhattan Casino
at 155th street and Klghtb avenue,
where he was to make nn address, de
clared thnt It was preposterous to sup
pose that tho shooting was done by a
Kvery disturbance Is commonly be
lieved to have been Instigated by a So
clallst, Mr, Russell said. He expressed
surprise at the shooting, but had little
more to say about It nfter his first pro
test against charging the crime to so
cialism. He made no reference to tho
shouting In his speech.
Mr. HusmcII told nbout 800 listeners
In the Casino thnt none of the other
parties Is getting nt the root of tho
discontent In the country. They have
put up very estimable men, hc said, but
none of them Is free from domination.
Mr. Sulzor, he declured, had been "the
willing servitor of Murphy In Congress
for the pnst sixteen yours." Mr. Hedg.'s,
he said, Is "backed by Standird I'll
Interests." Mr. Straus, according (u
the Socialist camllih'.tp. In the rcpro
scnUtlvc of "the dry goods combine."
AND LEADERS GATHER
Miinliiittini Hotel Hendqiinrfers
Tlirotifrprt When Word of
XKWS FROM 0. K. DAVIS
Cniiiiiiiixn Miiiiiijrpr Blames In
citers of Hatred Against,
Word that Col. Roosevelt had lieen
shot was received at tho national head
quarters of the Progressive pnrty on the
twelfth floor or the Hotel Manhattan
within fave minutes of thn shooting It
camo as a "flash" over the special Progres
sive wire from tho Chicago Tribune.
The lirst news was thnt Col. Hoosevelt
had lnen shot and was reported to hav
been killed. Thn telegraph onrntor who
got it left his instrument, poured tho mes
sage, into tho ear of .. bullhoy and n.ild
"Go tell Senator Dixon and Mr. Perkins
Senator Joseph M. Dixon, the campaign
manager nnd chnlrman of tho Progressive
party, was in tho executive room of head
quarters with George W. Perkins, chairman
of tho nntional executive committee.
The liellboy entered without knocking.
nnd delivered his message.
ino nenaior unci iwr. rorMiis ikhii i
Jumped up from the table and hurried
down the. hall to the tnlecruph operator.
The news wu Just comine, in that Col.
Roosevelt wan not killed, but that tho
bullet had made a flesh wound and that
the Colonel was then on his way to de
liver his scheduled speech,
In a few minutea other Progressive
leaders began assembling, at the Man
hattan. State Chairman William H.
Hotchkiss, who had got his Information
from a newspaper, camn first. Then
appeared Timothy I,. Woodruff, the Kings
county chairman. Mr. Woodruff was in
tho middle of a speech at Camp Roose
velt, thn Progressiva rendezvous in Har
lem, nnd was bing hecklod by a Repub
lican candidate for Congress when a
messenger pulled him nsldo and told him
that Col. Roosevelt bad been shot. Mr.
Woodruff nhouted to his audience that he
guessed the Colonel wasn't hurt, nnd then
hn rushed to the Manhattan in nn auto
mobile. A little later Frank A. Munsey appeared.
He wai itrVvenlng dress and came straight
from a theatre 0. A. Priestly, national
committeeman from Oklahoma, was also
in the little group that gathered In the
Pretty soon Medlll MeCormic's got on
thn Chicago end of tho wire. Hp hnd
arranged telephone communication with
the hall in Milwaukee and sent reassuring
bulletins every few minutes. Then camo
this despatch from Oscar King Payis,
secretary of thn Progressive imrly.'who
in travelling with Col. Hoosevclt:
AnuTomrM, Mit.wAt'Kr.t:, Oct 11.
(Troroa It'. I'crkintt, Manhattan llntrl, .Vci"
As Col. ltoosevelt left the hotel to stnrt
to tho hull and was about to enter his auto
a man sprang forward und shot him in the
right sii. Albert Martin, stenographer
oi our pnrty. mrouien tun man oeioro ne
could fire the second time. The Colonel
la not seriously hurt.
He stood In the auto nnd directed the
pollremen In tho arreat of the nssasMn,
whoe nnnie e hnve not learned. Tho
Colonel Inalated on coming to tho hnll nnd
going through nt lenat art of his speech
at the hall.
I)r. Terrll with Dr. Mutton of .Mllwnukeo
wlth two or three other surgeona exniiilned
the hurt. They found that the bullet had
entered Just under the rlirlit nipple, The
wound ia bleeding sonioahitt. The Colonel
N Buffering no pain; there Is obviously
no Intermit hemorrhago theie. Ho felt
no tendency to- cough een upon taking
the fullest breath, Tho surgeons all agreed
that it wus all right for him to go ahead.
Tho Auditorium was crowded. Harry
Coelicma Introduced the Colonel and an
nounced to the crowd whnt hnd hapiioneil,
When the Colonel nroae to speak there was
a treiiiandoua ovation. Hn drew his tnanu
aerlpt from III ion H'ket. It was then
soph that thn liullel had gone directly
through It. This fact probably saved hl
life. II" point"! out the Inillct hole to tho
ciond and said-
"Von en It takes more than that to
kill a Hull Mnoae."
He is now sieakinc He aaaured It Is
not n serious wound. Hie nil assurances
to Mrs. Hoosevelt, Immediately niter
, the aieech tho voiiuil will he thoroughly
examined und tho bullet probably ev
traded (i. K. t wis.
As soon as Senator Dixon was positivo
that Col, Roosevelt's hurt was not serious
he dictated this statement:
The cruel, untruthful, half frenzied nt
tacks upon ex-Prealilent lloosovelt have
nt l t culminated in nttompted iisMHslna
tlun. For months past tlin enemies of
Col. Hoosevelt, in public utterance and pri
vnto speech, have combined to aasnaalnuto
tho public, and private character nf tho
greatest living American. 'I heir violent.
Intemperate assaults upon him are directly
responsible for the murderous nttnek upon
him to-night in Milwaukee,
Klown years ago tfhu wenk drain oft'zol
gosz wiih stirred to murderous Intent by
(he brutal newspaper assault upon Presi
dent McKlnley. In their blind fury to
destroy ltoosevelt Mi enemies linvn re
sorted to every vile mid cunning trick to
Influence the people sgnlnat tholr great
champion, The poor devil who fired the
revolver to-night in .Milwaukee Is not half
so guilty as are the men who for months
pnst have exhausted nil tho brutal adjoc
tlves Jn tho English language to destroy
the one man who above all others tho
beneficiaries of special privilege in America
hnvo learned to hale and fear.
In his jrreat fight to restore real repre
aentntlve government in the 1'nlted State
nnd to uplift the musses of the common
people ho hns incurred the blind, bitter
hatred or the privileged class. Tho crime
which these men have already committed
is In no way pnlliated by the failure of t ho
ussasaln's aim to-night.
ltoosevelt still lives to carry on the groat
fight in which ho Is now eugagod,
Mr. Perkins sukl:
"1 have Just this much to say: A few
sheets of paper stopped u bullet that
otherwise would liavn tnkon tho life of
tho first citizen of tho United States.
For, whatever our differences may be
at the moment lu tho Hcrcc political
VJm arc Motoring"
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InrluiUng long-illalancu telephone
In rnuinit. Admirable rutnlne. Only
Ihe moat df ilrable ueat are lnltcil
to upend tho nlnlrr nt thin unusual
hotel. Illuatrateil bonHeia and any
sprrlal Information III he aent upon
llimeM. A. J. MDHI'in . Mummer.
Adit thnt Is koIiik on, no man with a
fair mind will deny thnt In nil that cues
to make for Rood citizenship, faithful
ness and trust In public life, fearless
ness In tho discharge of duty, Theo
dore Hoosevelt stands preeminent as the
lending citizen of our land,"
Mr. Munsoy said that tho assault upon
Col. Jtoospvelt was too appullini;. Ho
could not make any statement, ho said,
until ho hnd read to-day thn whole story.
From the hotel Initiating were sent to
Mrs. Moose veil at tho Casino Theatre.
At about 10:30 o'clock sho left tho theatre
" . '. ' """"""
thern by Theodora Roosevelt, Jr., who
had got a message ut his home.
CHICAGO GREATLY EXCITED.
I'ri(creal r llrnrtviuartrrn Crntrdril
Willi llnmiim on Street.
Chicaoo, Oct. ,14. Within fifteen mln-
jjles after the first bulletins of tho at
tempted assassination of Col. Hoosevelt
were received In the city and the news
hnd become noised around through the
hotels, theatres nnd cafes the I'rosres
slve national headquarter nt Hotel m
Salle wns tilled with an anxious throng
of men nnd women.
Tho men ungrlly hut quietly were
demandlus; news of the would-be as
sassin and his fate. There were tears
In the eyes of the women. The force of
stenographers, working under sup
pressed emotion, watched for each bul
letin from Milwaukee.
The news llrst was received lightly
among the loungers In tho hotel lobbls,
but when the messengers began dashing
to and fro the soler earnestness of the
situation changed the mood of the by
standers In a flash nnd knots of- men
excitedly discussed the meagre, details
of the early tidings.
Tho story reached the streets about
the time of the first intprmlsslon of the
theatres, nnd from the playhouses, near
newspaper offices and the political head
quarters men hurried to verify the re
ports. Many of them did not return to
tho theatres until after reassuring mes
sages wore received from Milwaukee,
which said the Colonel was not fatally
Medlll McCormlck, vice-chairman of
J the Progressive Nntional Committee and
head of the Western headquarters, was
j on the point of retiring at his home,
worn down with the exertions of the
campaign, when Informed by telephone
of tho attempt on the life of the party's
leader. Ho rushed to the headquarters
In nn auto to find George W. Perkins
nt the New York end of the prlvato wire
which connects the two headquarters
wildly demanding details. Mr. Perkins,
Senator Plxon and Ihe New York mua-
! Mem had received only the three words,
J "Hoosevelt is shot." when Mr. McCor-
mlck arrived at his ofltces.
Col. Chnuncey Dewey was summoned
by telephone nnd Alexnnder N. Hevell
hurried from n thentre party nnd Joined
Telephonic communication wan estab
lished with the Mllwnukeo newspaper
ufllccs and the bulletin service of tho
TrHiiiiir was placed nt the disposal of
th eparty leaders. Ah soon us any of
the facts could be procured they were
relnyed to New York, nnd through Mr.
Perkins to Mrs, Hoosevelt.
The llrst news of a definite nature
said the Colonel had not been hit by
the bullet, but It simply had passed
through his overcoat. This was an
nounced to the surging crowds In tho
hotel corridors and speculation ns to tho
extent of thn Injury to the Colonel wns
transferred Into Imprecations nt the
man who hnd tired the shot.
Then the crowd heard tho Colonel had
started his speech and all sorts of con
fllctlng reports begun to circulate Them
wns n cheer when somebody shouted
that the Colonel had leaped from his
machine and had chnsed his nss-illant
through the crowds.
"That's our Toddy 1" they cried.
"There's tho old Hull Moose on tho Job."
There was nnother yell of Joy. when
they were told the Colonel had pro
ceeded to tho Auditorium at Milwaukee
and bud started on his speech.
Hut at 9:35 thero was a chunge In
the tono when Medlll McCormlck re
ceived u message from O. K. Davis, who
travels with Rposevolt, currying mora
serious tidings. It gave bare details of
the attack on tho Colonel, but said thn
bullet had entered thu Colonel' vide and
wus Mill In his body.
Until long after midnight tho patty
leaders remained In consultation, await
ing word from Milwaukee. Tho crowd
stayed until tho last reassuring bulle
tin had been received.
TAFT MEETING CALLED OFF.
I'riiKrraalvra Will Krrii
Coi.UMiit'H, Ohio, Oct. 14. Chalrmun
II. M. Uaughtrty of tho Republican
State committee announced to-night
that to-morrow's Republican meetings
ln nlll w,mM '"' '"llc'' ",T iml "f '
sped In Col, Roosevelt.
Chairman Walter K Itrnwn of the
1 Progressive committee' said his party
' meetings would proceed an acheaulcd.
i iu a
I - f'
' FOR FEAR OF ATTACK
It oniwvelt .Always Insisted lie
,CouM Look Out for
MKS.jjtOOSKVElTS 1) It HA I)
Tried io blHsundn Iter IIiinIhiihI
l'i'oiii Kiinniiip; for Offire
WAiflllNOTON, Oct. II. News tb.it Cot.
Hoosevclt had been shot brought vividly
to thn minds of his friends here that
they had often expressed the fenr when
ho was In the Whlto I'.juse that h
would meet with some such nttnek.
They recalled, however, thnt Mr. Roose
velt when ho wns President always In
sisted that hn could look out for him
siflf, nnd often resented the secret ser
vice guards following too closely on hU
Mr. Roosevelt when ho was President
always curried a loaded revolver In his
hip pocket, on several occasions when
he was speakag the wind lifting tl)4
talis of his coat has shown to hit
audiences tho glint of the revolver
handle. Ho never when be wus Presi
dent hnd occuslnn to use the weapon.
There were, however, two or three times
when ho did not hi'ltutn to Jump In
and use Ills own hnnds when lie thought
there wns uny reason to fear for his
Mr. Roosevelt's friends here said to-j
night that the possibility of nn as
sassin firing ut Mr. Hoosevelt has for
severnl years bung like n pull over
Sirs. Roosevelt's life. She earnestly
urged him not to consider running
ugaln for the Presidency even before
Mr. Tuft had been selected by him ns
his successor, nnd again last summer
Mrs. Rosevejt urged norc strongly than
anybody else against her husband
again aspiring to sit In the White
House. Mrs. Hoosevelt, In talking with
her friends, hns often expressed the
fear that her bus tn ml might meet with
some fatal Injury In seeking olllce.
Her opposition to Col. Roosevelt's
nrnhltlons for another term was mi
strong thnt when she-hnd fulled in her
own effort she summoned United States
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, who was
Col. Roosevelt's warm friend.
While Col. Roosevelt nlways insisted
that he could protect himself If he only
had warning, he was fully alive to the
dangers to which the President ot tho
United States wns exposed. He was
emphntlc after McKlnley's death In de
claring that grenter safeguards ahould
lie thrown around the life of tho Cnlef
Kxecutlvp. In talking of McKlnley's
I death with friends ho said repeatedly.
however, that he did not believe Czolgoss
ever would hnve succeeded In firing a
second shot nt him.
President Roosevelt, while the at
tendance of Secret Service gunrds often
annoyed him, reallxed the Importance
of their presence, and was the flr!
President to have an unduly large force
of these guards. When Mr. Roosevelt
beenme President the Secret Service
force sent men to guard his residence,
nnd the. strictest orders were Issued
thnt they should never let the Presi
dent out of their sight, save when he
wus In the White House or In his home.
Roosevelt, on his trips In the present
campaign, had a few' guards occasion
ally, but they have been used chiefly as
a help In getting him through crowds.
He hns Insisted since he left the White
House thnt ho was a private citizen nnd
had nothing to fear from any American.
Col. Roosevelt's habit of carrying a
revolver got him Into one or two em
barrassing predicaments. At St. Paul,
for Instnnce, he took another man's
overcoat by mistake nnd the fellow who
pot the Colonel's got a fine big 44 cali
bre revolver In the overcoat pocket.
Again he took off his overcoat In church
In Washington one day and left his
revolver lying In tho pew.
When ho went to call on Kllhu Root
as tho latter wns retiring from the Cabi
net the wind lifted his coat tails and
showed the steel barrel of bis gun stick
ing from his hip pocket. Thn Incident
greatly tickled n troop of culvnrymin
who were drawn up near Root's house
NEWS DISTRESSES WILSON.
limrriior l'.preae llellpf Whn
Tnlil Wound In MIrM.
Princeton, N. j Oct. iy- When Gov.
Wilson wns told of the reported shoot
ing of Co!. Hoosevelt ho asked the
newspaper men for more details ami
seemed relieved when ho learned that
the Colonel had not been dungerously
"1 am grently distressed to learn of
tho shooting of Col. Hoosevelt," he said,
"but I rejoice that tho wound Is not
PLANNED WHIRLWIND FINISH
I.nat Kour I)n a nf aimpniKU I'
Home Ntntr, It noarvelt' Hcheilnlr.
Col. Hoosevelt had decided to devot"
most of four days and three nights to a
final effort to curry bis own Htato of Now
York. He was to rush through tho Stati
on a spocial train, making ullkthe speeches
his voice would stand for, and then on the
Saturday night bofora election hn w t"
undertake u swift tour of this city.
He was to return to New York from hW
laMt outside trip on October 29. On that
night tin wus to speak in Carnegie Hall
For four days thereafter he hoped to real
and got his breath for the ultimate splurge
On October an he planned to go'to Albany
and put in the day talking in and about
there. Forging westward on October 31
he was to speak in Syracuse at 6:3ii P M.
and in Rochester at to o'clook. On .No
vember 1. Friday. Ruffalo and some ot
thn nearby towns were to heuf him
wn ins way nacK to new York lo puui"-'
to stop and talk at llincliumto
ported to reaon this cilv on
in time for a full evening
from hall la hall in un irjtoi
(rotting in a lust word for tno P
il i iiii ,i
i tieiore many group ot voiera.