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i n , THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15, 1912. fc
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II ROOSEVELT BLAMES SHOOTING ON NEWSPAPER!
I FALSE CRITICS
I INFLAMED WEAK
I Colonel, Despite the Painful
m Wound, Makes Speech De-
H ' nouncing Journalistic
H . Attacks on Him.
I LETTERS PROVE HIS
I ASSAILANT IS INSANE
; Crowd Eager to Hang the
I Assassin, but Colonel Re-
I strains Them, Saying
1 He Is Not Hurt,
i (Continued rromPage One.)
II colonel, raisiug his voico to a high i
D pitch. To hear him speak, with all
H the vigor ho has displayed in his whole
M campaign, no one would have imagined,
had he not known it, that the plucky
B candidate carried a froshly fired bul-
(2 Roosevelt strode to one end of the
9 platform and then to tho other, nil the
B time closelv following the lines of his
D prepared speech. As his talk was
R mainlv along linos he hap pursued in
previous speeches in tho middle west,
H he knew it well enough to keep from
a referring to his notes.
B "I do not core a rap about being shot,
I not a rap," said Colonel Roosevelt In hl3
I speech tonight.
I "Friends,- ho began. I shall havo to
U ul; vou to ho. as quiet as possible. I do
not know whether you fully understand
II that 1 have just been shot, but. It takes
m more than that to kill a Bull Moose.
I Talks of His Wound.
"But. fortunately, I had my manu
orlpt (holding up manuscript, showing
the audience whero tho bullet had gone
through); so, you see, I was going to
make a long speech. And. friends, the
hole Is in It that tho bullet went through,
and It probably saved It from going Into
mv heart. The bullet l? In mo now, so
that I cannot make a very long speech.
Bui I will try my best.
"And now. friends. I want to take art
vantage of this Incident to say a solemn
word of warning as 1 know how to my
fellow Americans. First of all. I want
to say this about myself. I have alto
gether too many Important things to
think of to pay any heed or feel any con
cern over my own death.
"I Am Sincere," He Says.
"Now. I would not speak to you Insin
cerely within five minutes of being shot.
I am telling you the literal truth when
I say that my concern Is for many other
things. It 1 not In the least for my
"I want you to understand that I am
ahead of the game anyway. No man
has had a happier llfo than I have had,
a happier life in every way. I havo been
able to do certain things that I greatly
wished to do, and I am interested In do
ing other things. I can tell you with
absolute truthfulness that. I am very much
'uninterested In whether I am shot or not.
18 Talks of His Duty.
I IB ' "Jt was just as when I was colonel of
M my regiment. I always felt that a pri-
S vatc was to be excused for feeling at
m times some pangs of anxiety about his
!D personal safety, but I cannot understand
a man lit to be a colonel who can pay
I any heed to his personal safety when he
Is occupied, as he ought to be occupied,
I with the absorbing desire to do his duty.
Ill "I am In this cause with my whole
ill heart and soul; I believe in the Progres-
l slve movement a movement for the bet-
ftl . terment of mankind, the movement for
gl making life a little easier for all our
vt people, a movement to try to take the
St burdens off the men, and especially the
m women In this country, who are most
Pjj oppressed. I am absorbed In the success
H of that movement. I feel uncommonly
E proud of belonging to that movement.
1 Blames His Critics.
I . "Friends, I ask you now, this evening,
n to accept what I am saying a8 absolute
1 truth when I tell you I am not thinking
1 of my own success. I am not thinking of
jg my life or of anything connected with me
m personally. T am saying this by way of
m Introduction because I want to say somc-
H thing very serious to our people, and
especially to the newspapers.
m "I don't know who the man was who
E shot me tonight. Ho was seized by -one
m ot my stenographers. Mr. Martin, and I
M suppose is In the hands of the police
II - .cow. He shot to kill me. I am jUBt go-
lng to show you (Colonel Roosevelt then
1 unbuttoned his coat and vest and showed
J hla white shirt badly stained with blood),
jj Now. friends, I am going to be as quiet
J 1 as possible even If I am not able to give
tj the challenge of the bull moose quite as
I , loudly. Now, I do not know who he was
n jj or what party he represented. He was
1 1 a coward. He stood In the darkness In
II 1 the crowd around the automobile and
I iH When they cheered me and 1 got up to
( fl , bow, he stepped forward and shot me In
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and vicious minds should be inflamed to
acts of violence by the kind of foul men
dacity and abuse that has been heaped
upon' me for tho last three months by
the papers In tho Interests not only of
Mr. Debs but of Mr. Wilson ami Mr.
Taft. Friends, I will disown nnd repudi
ate any man of my party who attacks
with such vile, -foul Blander and a huso
any opponents of any other party.
'Now I wish to say serloualy to tho
speakers and to the newspapers repre
senting both tho Republican nnd Demo
cratic and Socialist parties that they
cannot, month In and month out. year
In and year out, make tho kind of slan
derous, bitter and malevolent assaults
thut thoy have mado and not expect that
brutal ami violent characters especially
when the brutality Is accompanied by a
not too strong mind they cannot oxpect
that such natures will bo unaffected
by It. .
Defends Own Charges.
"J am not speaking for myself at all;
I give you my word, I do not caro a rap
about being fehot, not a rap. T havo
had a good many experiences in my time
and this Is only ono of thorn.
"What I do caro for Is my country,
t wish I woro ablo to Impress on our
peoplo tho duty to feel strongly, but to
speak truthfully of tholr opponents. I
say now I have never said on tho stump
one word against any opponent that 1
would not defend In tho library, T havo
said nothing that I could not substan
tiate and nothing I ought not to have
said, nothing that, looking back. I would
not say again. I am all right"
Lambasts La Follette.
After Boosovolt had talked for half
an hour, lambnstine Senator La T?ol
lotte for opposing tho Progressives in
Wisconsin, and attacking" Governor
Wilson for his stand on the trusts
and labor, ho paused for a. moment to
take a glass of water. This was taken
'by tho crowd to indicate that he was
growing faint. Tn intense perturba
tion a -woman in tho audience nroso
"Colonel Roosevelt, won't you'
please Jot. tho doctors look for that,
bullet? "vvo can wait till thev're
through. We're afraid you aro serious
Colonel Roosevelt gently laid down
tho class of water. Leaning over the
platform, he exclaimed in soft, even
"Madam, you musn't be alarmed. 1
am only slight' hurt, and cau easily
The ex-prcsident went on with his
speech for half au hour longer. He
curtailed his speech only a trifle.
When he roaclied its conclusion Tvoosc
velt smiled amiably, and with a com
prehensive gesture said, indulgently:
"Now, ni3' friends. T want to thank
you for your forbearance. You havo
listened patiently to me. Thank you
and good luck."
Cheers Are Deafening.
A deafening round of cheers went up
as the cx-president was escorted from
The doctors advised him that they
were already prepared with means to
make an immediate examination of the
wound at. tho emergency hospital.
"Oh, do it hore," urged tho colonel,
as ho started to sit in a chair. The
doctors insisted that ho ought to go to
"If you think it's that bad, I'll go,"
snid Roosevelt cheerfully,
Tho ex-president felt his coat and
found that tho bullet had scorched it
on its way through. Underneath his
vest was crimsoned.
"Do you feel much pain?" asked Dr.
Terrill as he helped the colonel into
tho waiting automobile.
" Nothing to speak of," Toplied
Roosevelt, with a show of nonchalance.
"The bullet undoubtedly is rosting
comfortably in tho flesh somewhere. I
kuow it didn't, pierco tho lung, as I
havon't felt any trouble in speaking.
It didn't get very deep."
Telegraphs to Wife.
While tho colonel was on his way to
tho hospital, -which is ten blocks away
from the Auditorium, a message was
sent to Mrs. Roosevelt nt Oyster Bay,
tolling hor of tho shooting. Sho was
informed that tho wound was slight
and that the colonel had gone ahead
with his speech, suffering no discom
fiture. Other messages were hurried
out to various others of tho colonel's
family, including Congressman Nicholas
Lougworth in Washington. Another
wont to George W. Perkins, the col
onel's national campaign managor, in
New York., All bore the same assuring
word, that tho wound was not danger
ous. The attempted assassination of tho
ex-prcsident was the work of a crank.
The fellow mingled with the crowd in
the street when Roosevelt drovo up in
an automobile to tho Gilpatrick hotel
at dusk. He brushed into the hotel
while Roosevelt was at dinner with
leaders of his Progressive party. The
stranger, poorly dressed, about 35 ycaTS
of age. of wiry build and with long
hair, asked the clerk at the desk where
be, could find the cr-prcsident.
Ordered From Hotel:
"He 'a at dinner and you can't eeo
him" returned the clork curtly as ho
critically surveyed the caller.
"Well, I've got to see him," mom
bled the stranger. "I've got to see
The cleric bluntly ordered the unwel
come visitor from the hotel and he
shuffled out. He evidently waited
around the street in a throng that hung
around to see the colonel as he left for
It was shortly before 8 o'clock when
tho ox-president, to tho choera of the
waiting throng, walked out of the hotel
and stepped into a touring car. He
had just got into the tonneau -and
turned around to Bit down when from
tho opposite side of the car, facing the
street, came a flash and a loud report.
Leaning ovor the car was the 13 -visaged
stranger, who had Bhuffled, an
hour before, into tho -hotel looking for
the colonel, In his hand was a smok
ing revolver. After firing the first
shot, tho would'Tjo assassin leveled the
weapon again at Roosevelt and was
about to fire again when Martin, tho
ex-president's stenographer, a strap
ping fellow, leaped at him.
Jumps on Assassin.
Martin knocked the revolver from
tho fellow's band as ho crossed his
hand to tho trigger. The revolver,
failing to go off, fell into the Btreot.
Colonel Iyon jumped from tho automo
bile and gripped his wiry hands about
the nock of tho man whom Martin had
felled. Lyon choked the shooter, and
was for finishing him on tho spot.
Colonel Roosevelt had fallen back
against the cushioned seat of the auto
mobile when tho shot struck him.
Hastily .jnmping up he. called out to
Lyon, "Don't hurt him. Let me tnlk
The cx -president's advice was not
heeded. Lvon. with -Martin and Cap
tain GoTaTd. the rouqh ridor, draggod
the shooter through tho startled crowd,
which set up erica of "Lynch, him!"
Roosevelt, steadying himself with
his hand, cried out:
"Don't do that; lot tho follow
alone.' ' ...
With tho aid of police, who rushed
in on the assassin, they haulod him bv
the so ruff of his neck into the hotol.
A menacing crowd, bout on stringing
tho follow up to a holograph pole,
trailed along into tho hotel. Tho police
formed a lino, and Avith upraised clubs
drove them buck. Tho stranger was
taken into tho hotel kitchen, and later
rushed ntf to police headquarters.
Colonel Roosovolt. was accompanied
to tlio operating room ul TCmorconcy
hospital by Philip Roosovolt. 0. K.
Davis, Honry F. Cochomn nnd Dr. Tor
ril. Wires to His Wife.
Just before he wont to the operating
room he dictated the following tele
gram to Mrs. Roosovolt and gave orders
that if the tolograph offico at Oystor
Bay was closed, tho message should bo
taken to Sagamoro hill by tnxicab:
Am in excollent Bhapo; mado an
hour and a half speech. Tho wound
is a trivial one. I think they will
find it merely glanced on a rib
and went somewhere into a cavity
of tho body; it. certainly did not
touch a luiig and isn't a particle
more serious than ono of tho in
juries any of tho boys used con
tinually to be having. Am at tho
eincrgoucy hospital at the moment,
but anticipate coing right on with
my ongagomeuts. My voico seems
to be in good shape. Best love to
Ethel Theodore Roosevelt.
The colonel hold his right arm stiff
and scorned worn and tirod as he pro
ceeded to the oporating room, He
smiled gamely but there was an air of
utter weariness and lassitudo about
"WVre awfully clad he didn't got
you," said one of tho party.
"He didn't get me and I mndo my
speech,' said the colonel with a smile.
La to tonight Stenographer Martin
went to police headquarters to identify
the prisoner. Ho gavo one quick glance
at him nnd exclaimed:
I "That's the man who fired the
Martin at onco recognized the man
as having pushed his way through the
crowd at Saginaw, Mich., last Mou
day, when Roosevelt left tho automo
bile to go on to his train. Tho fellow
lungod at tho cx-prosident and Martin
threw him back with a violent toss.
LETTERS SHOW THE
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. .14. Thoo
doro Roosovolt was shot, in tho breast
here tonight by an unknown assassin
just as ho was leaving tho Hotel Gil
patrick for the Auditorium. Tho ex
tent of his injury is unknown. With a
bullet in his bodj-, Colonol Roosevelt
went to the Auditorium to mako his
speech. Ho refused to permit physicians
to examine tho wound until he had
finished hia address.
A written proclamation found on tho
clothing of tho man who did tho Bhoot
"September 15, 1912.
"September 15, 1001, 1:30 a. m. In
a dream I saw President McKinloy si
up in a monk's attiro in whom 1 rec
ognized Theodore Roosovolt. Tho dead
president said: 'This is my murderer,
avenge my death.'
"September 12, 1912, 1:30 n. m.,
while writing a poom, somo one tapped
mo on the shoulder and Baid: 'Let not
a murderor take the presidential chair.
Avenge my death.'
"I could plainy see Mr. McKinley's
"Before tho Almighty God, I swear
this above writing is nothing but tho
Note in His' Pocket.
Another note found in the' man's
"So long as Japan could rise to tho
greatest power of the world despite her
surviving a tradition more than two
thousand yeaTs old, as General Nogl
so nobly demonstrated, it is tho duty
of tho United States of America to up
hold the third term tradition. Let ev
ery third-termer be regarded as a
traitor to the American cauBo. Let it
be the right and duty of every citizen
to forcibly removo a third-termer.
Never let a third-term party emblem
appear on the official ballot.
"I am willing to dio for my country.
God has called mo to be his instrument,
so help me God.
. (Signed) "INNOCENT GUILTY."
"A Btrong tower is our God."
(Tho last sentence is in German.)
Starts for Auditorium.
After dinner Colonel Roosevelt went to
his room on tho second floor of the hotol,
and Bhortly before 8 o'clock he started
for tho Auditorium. Hla automobile
stood In front of the door and about li
was a crowd of several hundred per
sona, who were waiting to catoh a
glimpse of the colonel as ho started off.
With the colonel were Philip Itoose
Ivelt, a young' coualn; Mr. Cochema, Mr.
iMartln and Captain GIrard. Tho crowd
proflBed cloHe about the colonel and gave
As the party reached the automobile
! Colonel Rooeovelt's companlono stood
aside and he stepped Into tho car.
Martin entered directly behind him and
Bat on tho farther Bide of the car.
Colonel Roooevelt stood up", waving his
hat In answer to the cheera of the crowd.
The would-be asaasBln was standing in
the crowd a few feet from the automo
bile. Ho pushed his way to the side of
the car and, raising, his gun, fired,
Shot Is Fired.
Martin caught the flash of the revolver
as the shot was ttred. and leaped over
the car a second after tho bullet sped
on ItH way. Colonel Roosevelt barely
moved as the shot was fired. Before
the crowd know what had happened,
Martin, who la lx feet tall and a former
football player, bad landed squarely on
the aflsasBln's shoulders and had borno
him to the ground. He threw his right
arm about the man's neck with a death
like grip and with the loft arm seized
the hand that held tho revolver. In
another second he had disarmed him.
Colonel Roosex'olt atood calmly looking
on as though nothing had happened.
Martin picked tho man up an though he
were a child and carried him the 'few
foot which separated thorn from the car,
almost to the side of the colonel.
"Here ho 1?," ald Mirtln. "L-oolc at
AU this happened within a few seconds,
and Colonol Roosevelt stood gazing
rather curiously nt the man who had at
tempted his llfo before the stunned
crowd realized what was going on. Then
a. how of rage swent up.
"Lynch him, kill him!" crlocl a hun
dred men. Tho crowd pro.'iscd In on them
and Marl In and Captain GIrard, who had
followed Martin ovor tho side ol the unto
mobile, Avcrc caught with their prisoner
in the midst of a struggling throng of
maddened men. II 8omed for tho mo
ment that tho assassin would bo torn to
pieces by tho Infuriated crowd, and it
was Colonel Roosevelt himself who Inter
fered on behalf of the man.
Insisted on Speaking.
Dr. Scurry Terrell of Dallas, Tox..
Colonel Uoosevelt'it physician, who hau
ontorcd the automobile Just before 'It
started off, Insisted that tho colonel re
turn to the hotel. He would not hoar of
It and the car was driven to tho Audi
torium. As soon as they reaohed the building,
Colonol Roosevelt was taken Into a dress
ing room and his outer garments were
removed. Dr. Terrell, with the help of
Dr. John Stratum of Milwaukee and Dr.
S. S. Sorrenson of Racine, Wis., who
were In tho audience and camo to tho
dressing room on a call from the plat
form, mado a. superficial examination of
the wound. They agreed that It was
Impossible to hazard a guess as to thb
extent of the colonel's Injuries and that
ho should by all means go at once to a
"I will dellvor this speech or die. ono
or tho other," was Colonel Roosevelt
Despite tho protests of his physicians,
the colonel strode out of the dressing
room and to the stage. Several thou
sand persons, packed Into the big build
ing, cheered loudly as he entered, and
without a word to Indicate what had
happened, went to his scat. For sev
eral minutes the crowd, no man of whom
suspected that the colonel bore a bullet
In his body, kept un its cheering.
After tho speech Roosevelt was rushed
to his automobile and flashed through
tho streets to the emergency hospital.
Tho operating room had been placrd
In readiness to receive Colonel RooEe
velt, and six of the leading surgeons of
Milwaukee were awaiting his arrival.
Colonol Roosevelt was undressed nnd
placed upon the operating table, although
he Insisted that he was not badly hurt
and that the doctors were taking It too
An examination of the wound showed
that It had boon made by a bullet of
large size. It entered the fleshy part of
the right breast, half way between tho
collar bone and the lower rib. The phy
sicians found that they knew no moVo
after their examination than before as to
the location of the bullet, and It was
decided to send for an X-ray machine to
determine to what depth tho mlssllo had
While he was waiting for the X-ray
machlne, Colonel Roosevelt sat up on the
oporating table and talked politics and
Joked with tho physicians.
Assassin Gives Name.
In the meantime, hidden away In tho
Inner room of tho police station Colonel
Roosevelt's assailant was heinc subjected
to a rigid examination. He refused
stubbornly to give an account of himself,
and would say nothing except that "I
will tell you tomorrow."
After a long siege, however, tho po
llen forced from him tho statement that
ho was John Schrank, of 370 East Tenth
street. Now York.
Clippings found in the man's pockets
showed that ho had studied Colonel
Roosevelt's ltlnorary carefully, with the
evident Intention of selecting tho placo
at which ho might accomplish what he
had In mind.
Tt was paid at tbe Gilpatrick hotel,
while Colonel Roosevelt waH at dinner,
a short dark man of about -10 yoara
mado four attempts to guln admission
to the dining room, being turned away
each lime. Those who saw him said
that he boro no resemblance to Schrank.
From this circumstance, the report
gained circulation that two mon wero
engaged In tho attempt to take Colonel
Roosovelt's life. The police tonight were
unable to gain any evidence to bear out
this theory. .
Martin Tells Story.
Mr. Martin, to whom Colonol Roose
velt perhaps owes his life, told tho story
tonight of his adventure.
"I walked downstairs with tho colonel,
and out to the car." he said, "and
had taken my sent before anything hap
pened. As Colonel Roosevelt was stand
ing In tho car waving his hat to the
crowd, the flash of metal caught my
cyo. I did not stop to think what I was
doing, and before I roally knew It.
jumped over the sldo of tho car nnd had
my arm around the neck of a man I had
hardly seen. Everything seemed to hap
pen at once.
"There was a flnsh, a sound of a shot,
and I was on the ground with tho man.
I threw one arm about his neck and
held him fast. At tho same time. I
caught his gun hand with my free hand
and wrenched tho revolver from him.
Ho struggled for a minute, but in spite
of the fact that ho was acting like a
madman, ho did not keep up the fight
long, and, with tho help of Captain
GIrard, I soon had him under control.
"I picked the man up and held him
where Colonel Roosevelt could see him.
" 'The poor creature.' said the colonel.
"I put tho revolver Into my pocket and
began to drag the man out of the crowd,
which was on us In a minute, struggling
to get at the prisoner.
Colonel Saves Assassin.
"The colonol saw the man was In dan
ger and It was hla act which saved him.
Ho told the crowd to stand back, and
they did. Captain GIrard and I dragged
him Into the hotel and turned him over
to the police.
Tre camo back to the automobile and
started for the Auditorium, As we wero
riding along, McGrath called the colonel's
attention to a hole In his overcoat.
Colonel Roosevelt unbuttoned his coat
" 'Why, I'm bleeding.' he Bald, "hut he
Insisted that hl3 wound was not serious
and that he must not disappoint the
crowd at the Auditorium. So wo drove
Martin exhibited tho revolver which he
had captured from the assassin. It was
a largo weapon, evidently newly pur
chased, of .3S calibre.
Crowd Awaits News.
For an hour or moro a large crowd
stood In Sycamore street, outside the
hospital, awaiting tho news of Colonel
Roosevelt's condition. The statement of
the attondlng physicians was taken out
and real aloud. The crowd started to
cheer, but It was suppressed for fear
that the noise might annoy the colonel.
Reassured by tho news, the peoplo for
tho most part walked off.
When Colonel Roosovelt left the hospital
walking unassisted, there were only a
few persons on the street.
"How aro you feeling, colonel?" said
one of tho local committeemen, when he
came down the elevator from the operat
ing room Just after an X-ra.y plcturo haa
"Fine," announced the colonel, ,and at
he passed along he had a pleasant word
to nay to thos who greeted him in turn.
The colonel was said to be resting easily
In his private car, "Mayflower," when he
O. K. Davis, secretary of the progres
sive national committee, sent a telegram
to Mr3. Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, as
suring her that Colonol Roosevelt'a con
dition, was not serious and that there
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NEWS BROKEN TO
IN THEATER BOX
Despite Assurance That There
Was No Danger, Wife
Drives at Once to Pro
ALLAYING ALL FEAR
President Taft Inexpressibly
Shocked When Told of At
tack Upon Col. Roosevelt;
Wilson Expresses Regret.
NEW YORK, Oct. 14. Mr?, Theo
dore Roosovolt was attending a
muMcal comedy at a Broadway
theater tonlpht at tho time thj
attempt was mado on her hUB
band's life. The news was broken to
her as she sat In a box -with a party of
friends. Tn fear that the announcement
of the a.ttemptcd assassination might be
made from tho stage and be an unneces
sarily great shock to the Colonel's wife,
George V. Perkins, chairman of the
executive committee of the national
Progressive party, who was among the
first to receive the nows, had dispatched
a messenger to Mrs. Roosevelt.
Although assurances were given In tho
first dispatches that the colonel had not
been seriously wounded, Mrs. Roosevelt
was alarmed and immediately left tho
theater, drlvlne to thn headmiarters of
the Progressive party.
Anxiously Awaited News.
Hero she awaited further details from
Milwaukee. She was considerably re
lieved hy tho early bulletins reporting
that the colonel had been so slightly
wounded that he was ablo to proceed
with his speech.
Sho was alarmed again, however, when
the wires told of the removal of the col
onol to a hospital and doubt among the
physicians as to the seriousness of thn
Mrs. Roosevelt had not been able to
decide as these reports camo In as to
whether to leave tonight for Milwaukee.
Mr. Perkins said that announcement of i
Mrs. Roosevelt's Intentions would be
made later. As to how Mrs. Roosevelt
had received the news, Mr. Perkins only
"Just as such a strong woman as Mrs.
Roosevelt would receive It."
President Taft and Governor "Wilson
were among others to be quickly ad
vised of tho attempted assassination of
Colonel Roosevelt. Tho president was .at
a banquet which Mayor Gaynor was giv
ing tonight to the president, members of
his cabinets, 600 naval officers and sev
eral distinguished citizens, when the
news was communicated to him.
It was evident that tho report fell
upon the president's cars as a great
blow. He was talking with Mayor Gay
nor at the thno and aftor hearing the
news sat silent for several minutes. He
declined at first to mako any statement,
apparently being reluctant to credit the
report. Later aB tho news was con
firmed the president said to newspaper
men: "I am very sorry to learn of the as
sault upon Colonel Roosevelt, and I am
glad to learn no harm was done."
At the time the president made this
statement bulletins from Milwaukee gave
the assurance that Colonel Roosevelt had
sustained practically no Injury. Tho
speakers at the dinner avoided referenco
to the reports but the news had soon
spread to all and there was so much
discussion of tho reports that llttlo at
tention was given to the speakers.
Governor Wilson was at hla home at
Princeton, N. J., when newspapermen ad
vised him of the attempt to kill the
Progressive candidate for president.
"It Is with the greatest distress that
I hear this." said Governor Wilson, "but
I rejoice that Colonel Roosevelt apparent
ly has escaped serious Injury."
Colonel Roosevelt's son, Theodore, Jr.,
heard of the attack on his father late
tonight and hurried to Progressive head
quarters to me&t his mother and wait
details from Milwaukee.
Mrs, Roosevelt probably will leave for
Chicago tomorrow. George ID. RooBevelt,
a cousin of Colonel Roosevelt, made this
annuncement late tonight, saying the col
onel's wife would spend tho rest of tho
night at his Fifth avenue home.
IS NOT DANGEROUS
RACINE. Wis., Oct. 15. Colonel Roose
velt was dozing In his bed half an hour
after the train left Mllwaukeo. Tho
colonel had walked to the train from thb
motor car that brought him to tho sta
tion and admitted that he was some
"A mere trifle, a mero trifle," was his
expression for the wound.
Dr. Scurry Terrell, the colonel's per
sonal physician, and Dr. R. G. Sayle ot
the Mllwaukeo emergency hospital were
In constant attendance. Dr. Terrell said
the bullet was doeply Imbedded In tho
thick layer of floBh over the colonel'H
chest and that there was no Indication
that the lung had been touched.
"Ho has not coughed nor shown
nausea,'' Bald Dr. Terrell. "Tha wound
Is not dangerous."
The colonel'a bullet-pleraed coat and
blood-soaked walat-ooat -wero brought Into
tho press oar. Tho following plorood
memoranda wero In tho ooat:
"Wilson's record aa governor."
"WUsoti'h attltudrt toward trim la."
"Wilson's report on reoonl of Immi
gration ten rear sup aa oocaparrf --it!
SCHRANK TALKS DF
CRIME IE PUCE
(Continued from Pago One.)
through much rcadiujr, convinced mo
that. Roosevelt was oiipagcd in a dau
corous undortaltinj.'- T was convinced
that, if bo was dofcatcd at tho fall elec
tion ho would apaiu cry 'thief and
that his action would plunce the coun
try into a bloody civil war,
"I doomed it, my duty, after much
consideration of the situation, to P"t
him out of the way, I was living at my
homo address at that timo, but soon
after 1 had a dream in which former
President McKinloy appeared to mc. I
was told by McKinloy in this dream
that it was not Czolfjosz who murdered
him, but Uoosovolt's hand and that
Roosevelt had killed him so that he
mipht become president.
"I was moro dooply impressed by
what T road in the newspapers than
others, and after having this dream,
was moro convinced than over that I
should free the country from tho men
ace of Roogovelt's ambition.
"On September 21 I removed to the
White hotel, at 356 Cnnal street, near
the Bowery. did this as my first step
in a plan to kill Roosevelt. I went
soon afterward to a cunstoro on Broad
way and purchased a revolver.
"T then purchased a ticket to
Charleston, S. C, and wont to that
city by steamboat. My first plan was
to catch the Roosevelt party iu New
Orleans, but I found that to be impos
sible. I accordingly went to Charles
ton, and upon my arrival there had
$300 left. I left a bag in the Hosely
house in that city which contained, bo
side the box in which the revolver
I had purchased had been packed, a
deed to property on Eighty-nrst street
in New York worth 525,000 and my
naturalization papers. That bag is
"Not being able to carry out mv plan
in Charleston, I proceeded to Atlanta,
Ga., then to Chattanooga, Tenn..
and from there to Evansville, Ind., and
Indianapolis and to Chicago. In each
ono of theso cities I tried to shoot
Roosevelt, out was unable to waylay
dim. I decided to shoot him a-o he ft
rived in Chicago, and waited for him
at tho Chicago & Northwestern station,
but tho intendod victim did not arrive
thoro. Then I decided to do tho shoot'
ing at the Coliseum, but in this case,
as in others. Roosevelt left tho build
ing by an entrance other than the oue
at which I had stationod myself.
Deed Carefully Planned.
"During all this time I had traveled I
undor tho name of Walter Roos. except j
at Charleston, where I gave my right
name. "While in Chicago on Saturday
I was at tho Jackson hotel, and de
cided after my failure at the Coliseum :
to come to Milwaukee in advance ot
the partv and lav my plans so care-1
fully thai I could" not fail. I camo to
Milwaukee Sunday morning and went
to the Argyll, a lodging house on Third j
street. 1 then nurchased newspapors
to inform myself as to Roosovelt's
whereabouts, and T learned on Mondav
that ho was to arrive at 5 o'clock. 1
learned also that he was to be a guest
at the Gilpatrick, and managed to gain
a position noar tho mtran whnro I
could shoot to kill when Roosevelt ap
peared. "T am sorry I have caused all this
trouble for tho good peoplo of Mil
waukee and Wisconsin, but T am not
sorry that T carried out my plan."
Has Wife and Children.
NTEW YORK, Oct. 14. John Schrank
formerly lived at tho address given in
the .Milwaukee dispatches. He is a
loundryman who left here about a
month ago. He has a wife and child.
The police arp investigating his story.
Up to a late hour little had been ,
learned of Schrank. The information
that he formerlj' lived at 370 East
Tenth street was obtianed from Mrs.
Steve Antko, who lives at No. 270 on
the same street. Mrs. Antko said the ;
description of tho man who shot Roose
relt soomod to tally with that of the
man sho know. She said Schrank 's wife
was-conducting a laundry on avenue A.
but up to a late hour the woman had
not been located.
Not Known in Nashville.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Oct. 14. The
would-be assassin of Colonel Roosevelt
who wrote notes on stationery of the
Bismarck hotel here, never registered
nt that placo under that name. The
hotel has no writing room aud station
cry is procured only from the clerk, so
it is believed probable Schrenk might
have stayed at the hotel recently' un
der another name. No one at the hotel
remembers a man of his description.
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BLAMES PEOPLE 5 1
OUTSIDE OF THE Lu
j j anc
Governor Carey of Wyq j?'
ming Declares Outbreaks' t.
of Convicts at Rawlins ; . I
Due to Antagonism, (gf,
:i 'd b.
! I hec
By International News Service '"
RAWLINS. Wyo Oct. H.-Decla " T
ins: that tho prbon outbreak h
of Saturday and Sunday, 1 ' c
which twenty-seven of thomoi'Px
desperate convicts in tho institutid
mado their cseapu was directly du j')Dj
to "the actions of people outside ti jees
prison walls," and that tho prisonei lter
received aid insido tho prison by cli ml
zons whom he said he hoped to pla( id th
behind prison bars, "whero they T
lone," was the accusation made t0n tJ
night by Governor John M. Carey atf:
mass meeting of citizons here. i Rer
Township people thronged the hal jou
and in actions and words condemne idarii
Governor Carey's administration, d jf3
daring that the lcniencj- with whiflftils
the prisoners have been treated wJ atest
tho cause of the outbreak.
Blames Political Foes. f'Sr
In an exclusive interview today Go; T"
crnor Carev placed the blame for tl hy
outbreak upon political antagonist ooes
that his political enemies had n't scoln.
stopped at inciting the mutinies in ttjfe
prison but had given protection to thlp o
escaped convicts and had interfere yg'
with the efforts of the posses to recain l
ture them. Under tho old leasing sy,-aj
torn, which ho abolished, he said cejnth'
tain politicians of Wyoming and Col". ,s.
rado had received munificent graft ariij 1
it wa3 because of tho taking atvay (togf
this source of revenue from them th'san
they had incited the convicts, many ' this
whom were their friends, to open ac fn'coi
of violence in order to cast discretion w
upon his administration. The EovaeI
nor had no hesitar.cv in attaching tl ;hmei
blame in a great measure to Rohert'J
Forsythc and John Baird, two memboijtiy
of tho state board of charities and cd'ti'- t
roction, but iu exactly what manniJ1
they had participated he refused if.onlj
state, declaring that tho investiatio'i
which he had started would determn i ..
the facts in the case "and place son fesio
persons behind prison bars," tfterol
Eleven Men at Large. LC01
Eleven convicts are still a.t large. Thirty's"
are reported to have reached Snal '"aa
river, just over the line In Colorado. I
effort has been made by "Wyoming poss
.to capture tllem. The men are wijjg,
'armed. The convicts ar divided, all ' jn e,
them making1 for th..- noted "Hole In tlihd p
Wall" section a; tho Juncture of Coli;pe .
rado. Wyoming and t!tah. S'-ej D
The men have terrorized the count: 35uc,
through whih they have passed, deman tv
ins food and firearms at every farons
house they come across. Xo effort 111 p- wit
been made as yet by ihe sheriffs of Roujj) 0
and MoiTltt counties to run down tl
Tomorrow a pos-co of cowboys will .taUor
.organized and hope to capture them. ;i
the "Hole In the all" was first mainn.
notorious by Blarfc Jack Ketchum ajpM'
his gang, who dericri tho officers of tv. ,
) throe states for years. ':;pro:
Caught in Portland.
I PORTLAND. Or-, Oct. U. Russell I-0"8
Harris, a convict who escaped from t j?3
penitentiary at Rawlins, Wyo., Augu;W
31. with Pope Tyrell. Stephen Brown aicBci
Clarence Amsbary, wad arrested naPJe i
earlv today. Harris, describing varlof.Pr
Incidents of the prison life at RawllJf!lt. "
declared "I'd rather serve a hfo termj'"'
a decent Jnll than go back there."
sold conditions there "drove thb boya'i'.'i If
tho recent outbreak." Harris was Berfnand
lng a term for robbery. vatlsi
Believes in Road Work. i'Wj
CANON CITY, Colo., Oct. H.-"f
outbreak at the Wyoming penitential1"
does not make me apprehensive of ftft
trouble In the Colorado prison,'- jf-?"1;
Warden Thomas J. Tynan today. lf '
fact, I'm going to send fifty more, mf on.
out on road work this week. Far frtf an
convincing me that my plan of giving t' -d
men liberty In road camps Is a nustal"
the Wyoming trouble has made me md Fres
certain than ever that I'm dead risKes
Whv. I have within twenty miles of V reje
Wyoming line more than half as mapo ha
men as there are In the Wyoming Pejfp w
tentlary. They are under the qupervlaWleam
of unarmed overseers. At night therejmlrat
one armed guard In the camp and njorld.
a convict. t , .. . Ji?udla
"The Wyoming system is entirely alrm.
ferenC from that In force In Coloradty r
We have the road work system, whjhicii i
thev use the factory plan. I attrlbifiu, tJl
the few escapes In Colorado partly to Uooo.Qf
strict laws of Hie state and partly toimly i
common sense method of handling PIT- 0f
oners. Tho men In the road gangs putfc 0bjc
eight hour3 of the hardest kind of woje t.s
vcrv day and men who do that are nit rle.
likely to He awake nights thinking JaUon.
plan's to escape." 1 Aftoi
THREE CHINAMEN AND'fbTii
WHITE MAN KILLER
NEW YORK. OcL 14. Three CbWBK
men and a white man wero InstM; bf.
killed and three white men .were SrM 1
ly wounded In a shooting affray In onin, f
t0Accolrdlng to the police, members of tj I
On Leon tong appeared in front ot i (
Hip Sing tong headquarters , and open V
fire A fusl ode from memherfl or oq x
clans followed. The white mang X
and the three Injured were bratand .
Pioneer Woman Dies.
Special to The Tribune. J
BLACKFOOT. Idaho. Oct. rB AN
Kllzaboth Burrell. ono of tho jHontat rj y
Menu, of this territory, passed away VJ JT
terday at tbe home of her ga.
Ben Bollng, at the age of 63.
3P the widow of Presto BurreJ
Same west aa a soldier under A n
Connor and was for some H jSC