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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1912.
ROOSEVELT MUST GIVE UP CAMPAIGNING THIS YEAR
LACK OF GUARDS
Taft Writes Statement of His Regret
BOLL WOOSE LEADER
English Crowds Swarm
About Newspaper Offices
to Watch Bulletins.
Wife and Daughter Go to
Chicago to Be at
Roosevelt's Fearlessness in
Crowds During Campaign
Criminologist Talks of At
tempt on Life of
LONDON IN TURMOIL
CHANCE TO SHOOT
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this ambulance. Then he felt back limp,
ai If exhausted.
The trip to the hoapltal wia made
lowly. Arrived there the colonel was
led Into the Institution. It was an
nounced that the surgeons would at
tempt to locate the bullet at once but
later I wan said they had deferred the
operation for certain preparations neces
sary to be made for It.
Resents Newspaper's Message.
The surgeons Insist that Colonel
Roosevelt Is In no danger. They aald
the same thing on the train returning ! portion of aucesstul efforts at assassl
"This country has suffered more than
any other In the world In the loss of
Its chief rulers by assassination," said
today Prof. Arthur MacDonald, the so
cial pathologist and criminologist who
I for years has been advocating before
Congress the establishment of a bureau I
and laboratory for the study of just I
sucn dangerous cranxs as me man wno
shot Colonel Roosovelt last night.
This country, according to Prof. Mac
Donald, has suffered far greater loss
than Great Britain In this and the pro-
from Milwaukee . this morning. The
colonel has no thought of danger, but
It Is n fact that his wound Is a very
ugly one, and will cause tbo colonel
much suffering before he Is able to be
about again. The scene returning from
Milwaukee was In contrast to the trip
out from this city yesterday afternoon.
The colonel's staff and the correspond
tnts gathered In the newspaper special
car and discussed the cowardly at
tempt on the former President's life.
The phase of the case that excited the
most attention was about a telegram
received from the New York World. It
was made the more cold blooded by the
fact that It wsa delivered to Colonel
Itoosevelt while he was on the operating
table in the Emergency Hospital, Mil
waukee. It read:
"Will you not be kind enough to del
icate some one In attendance on you
to wire The World, at Its expense, a
precise account of reported shooting at
pu by Socialist, and extent of Injuries
suffered. If any. We do not want any
Karbled or Inaccurate report. Express
ing regret at attackand thanking you
n advance for your courtesy.
Naturally. Colonel Itoosevelt was In
censed. He forbade publication of his
expression of sentiments concerning
tnc world telegram.
For Assassin on
nation is much larger here,
"Schrank," said Prof. MacDonald,
'seems to belong to the some class as
the assassins of President Garfield and
Mayor Harrison and the man who tried
to kill Mayor Gaynor. Cxolgosc, on the
other hand, was unquestionably per
"Such a laboratory for the study of
cranks as I have Indicated for years
before Congress without moving that
body to action would exist for tho
study of the characteristics of such
types as Gulteuu. Pendergast, and
Schrank, for the better enabling of
judging what sort of cranks are dang
erous by stuaying me peculiar cnur
acterlstlcs and mannerisms of these de
fectives The results attained would
unquestionably aid the police In pro
PEAR INFECTION OE
WHAT NATIONS' LEADERS SAY OF ASSAULT
CHARLES D. HILLES-.It is very un-
PRESIDENT TAFT: I am very sorry
to learn of the assault upon Colonel
Roosevelt and I am glad to learn that no
harm was done.
WOODROW WILSON :I am very much
distressed by the accident, and I rejoice
that he escaped.
GOV. H. A. JOHNSON, Progressive
candidate for Vice President: We all
rejoice at your provident escape. May
God be with you always as he was to
night'. WILLIAM FLINN, of Pennsylvania:
He is a popular idol now and the assault
certainly will increase his popularity. It
oueht to do so.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, JR.: I
have been afraid for a long tune that
something of the kind would happen.
fortunate. A thing of this kind is al
ways to be regretted. I am more than
pleased to learn that thus far the injury
is not thought to be serious.
HENRY W. TAFT: I sincerely trust the
injury will not prove fatal.
CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL, So
cialist candidate for Governor of New
York: You may be sure it was not a
Socialist who shot him. If it was a
lunatic we have nothing to do with him.
BERT A. MILLER, nephew of former
President McKinley: He has been
wounded in the same battle for human
rights in which my uncle lost his life,
may he live long to carry on this right
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Oct. 15 -Colonel
Roosevelt was shot and wounded In the
right breast as he was leaving the 011
patrlck Hotel for the Auditorium, where
he was to make an address. His as
sailant waa John Schrank, apparently
a fanatic on the third-term question,
whose home Is 370 East Tenth street,
CoIonel'Roo'sevelt, who at first did not
know he was wounded. Insisted upon
going to the Auditorium, whore he
spoke for more than an hour. After the
speech he was taken, weak from loss of
blood, to the Emergency Hospital,
where, after physicians unsuccessfully
probed for the bullet, he submitted to
an x-ray examination.
The shooting of Roosevelt Is a story
that shows the Iron nerve of the for
He Insisted on speaking before an au
dience at the Auditorium In Milwau
kee, after the bullet had lodged In
Declines Immediate Attention.
The colonel had hardly begun to
rpcak last night when an elder)) wom
an In the crowd aiuie In her seat, nnd
"Colonel Roosevelt please go back,
and let the doctors dress your wound"
With a snap or his teeth tho colonel
"Dear mndam, It Is cry nice of you,
but I am not hurt. If jou saw mi on
horseback you would think I am pretty
strong now." I
Philip J. Roosovelt, cousin of the col
onel, also Interrupted him.
"8top." bcrfged the jounc man.
"I will no,t stopi" flied back the col
onel, as he plunged Into his nttnek on
Wilson and La Follette, and the plat
form of thu Democratic party.
Then huvlng nnlshed his speech the
colonel submitted to the entreaties of
his friends, und was taken from thu
Colonel Roosevelt arrived at Milwau
kee shortly befoiu 6 oYloik last nlsht.
He hud planned to take dlnnci on his
special ear, but lcided ir tho entreaties
of a local committee, and went to tho
After dinner ho was escorted to an
automobile which was to take him to
the Auditorium, Harry Cochems, Philip
J. Roosevelt, Elbert J. Martin, and
Col. Cecil Lyon, members of the col
onel's own party, accompanied him
from the hotel, und, contrary to the
usual custom, allowed him to enter the
All had followed the colonel Into the
automobllo and Itoosevelt was stand
ing In the tonneau for a last greeting
to the crowd when the shot rang out.
The Hull Moose leader swayed slightly,
but recovering himself In a moment he
turned to Cochems nnd said: "The've
missed me. Don t say h word."
Held Would-Be Assassin.
riu' Martinthe colonel's stenographer,
hud ul ready thrown himself on the
would-be assassin and boro him to the
ground. Colonel Lyon Jumped from the
machine, followed by Cochems and the
two with Martin wrested the pistol
from the hands of the assailant.
Dy this time tho crowd of several
hundred people was making n rapid ad
vance upon Schrank. Cries of "lynch
him," "kill him," were raised, but
Roosevelt with a wave of his hand
urged the crowd to be quiet.
"Bring the man to me," he said.
"Don't hurt him." '
Tin. fnithalTIM Hfnrtln .- rant A fl
Olrard, a former Rough Rider, draggled
thtlr prisoner to the kitchen of the
hotel and held him there until the lo
cal police took him to a cell. Roose
velt ordered the driver of the machine
to continue to the Auditorium.
Insisted on Speaking.
Against the entreaties of his friends
he Insisted on speaking and was Intro
duced by Cochems, who warned tho
crowd that the colonel had m with an
accident, but a sited them not to worry,
as It was not serious.
State, War, and Navy Men
Discuss Chances for His
UNCLE SAID ASKS
The shooting of Roosovelt was the one
topic of conversation In the State, War,
and Navy building today, eclipsing In
terest In the revlsw at New York of the
greatest of all aggregations of Ameri
can war vessels, smothering Ilulkan
war and Mexican revolution gossip, and
recalling to every army officer what
he knew of the peculiar freaks of bul
let wounds. Nevs of Colonel Roose
vclt's conditions was awaited every
where with Interest.
Army officers suggested that unusual
muscular development of Colonel Itoose
velt had much to do with stopping the
The possibility of Infection from the
wound was the center of discussion. It
sometimes occurs that the heat gener
ated by a bullet In Its course cauter
izes the hole It drills In Its victim. Tho
danger of Infection from pieces of cloth
that may have been carried Into tho
wound was also a subject of specula
tion. During target practice on naval ves
sels and during the Spanish war, ef
forts were made to have all sailors und
gunners bathe carefully and change
theli clothing at least once a iav in
Solicitor General Wants Case
of Charles Heike Advanc
ed on Calendar.
order to keep linen as clean as possible
and thus avoiu infection in c
.iTCSiueni inn ana nis
Carml Thompson, are both In New York
and the White House today was Buem
on the attemDt at
Taft expressed his regret at the oc
currencc last night In New York.
Other Attempts of Cranks.
Two men who Intended to kill Col
onel Roosevelt were arrested In the
White House while ho was President.
The first was Everett II. Lelghton,
wh ogot Into the executive offices,
January 7, 1002, and the other was
Peter Klllott. of Lancaster, I'u, ar
rested In the White House, October
1:111011 put up a nara ngni wnen ar
rested and Injured a Seciet Service
man. Numerous persons wno nnd de
clared tl.elr purpose of killing Col
onel Roosevelt were Bitted, when, as
President, he was traveling aoout tno
HEARS FROM T. R.
Message Hopeful, But Congress
man Will Leave for
The Government's Intention to de
mand swift punishment of Charles R
Helkc, one of the principals In the fa
mous New York sugar frauds threa
scars ago, was made known In the
United States Supreme Court today
when a motion was made by Solicitor
General Ilullltt to have Helko'e appeal
advanced on the calendar for un early
Helkc was convicted In the United
States courts of New York of partici
pating In thiso frnuds and was sen
tenced to a prison term and heavily
fined. He appealed to the Supreme
Court and the cube has been on tho
docket lor quae u nine. -umii -1
peering for him today opposed an early
hearing of the cast! und ClUef Justice
White nolllU'U nun w presein ilia wwjw
lions In printed form.
Solicitor Oincral Ilullltt made his ap
p. nrance In thu court for the ttist tlmo
since he assumed office following the
r.slgnatlon of Solicitor General Leh
man. He was Introduced to the court
by Attorney Oeneral Wlckersham. At
Hit same time his brother, Scott Ilullltt.
a Kcntuckj lawer, wus admitted to
practice before the court.
II, W. Marshall, a Washington iaw
ler. was alio admitted to practice.
Chief Justice White announced n
yeur's continuance In the suit of tho
l.vhlgh Vnllej lallroud to prevent thu
Kinte of New Jersey from collecting
murder. President J1.W.0W in P , '"," X "?.
which had a charter that prevented the
collection or taxes, ine x-cnign ciuims
t ii rti.drlnn of the New Jersey Court
of Appeals, which held the Lehigh lia
ble for taxes, was unconstitutional.
The first cuse nearu ior orai argu
ment wus that of the State of Wyo
ming agalnM the Htato of Colorado,
a suit to prevent Colorado from di
verting the waters of the Laramie
liver, which flows between these two
States. Counsel for Colorado brought
a big muii Into the Supreme Court
chamber and used It In presenting
Dispatch to His Wife
From the Hospital
MILWAUKEE, Oct lSJast be
fore Colonel Booaerelt went to
the operating room he dictated
the following telegram to Mrs.
"Am In excellent shape. Made an
honr and half speech. The
wound Is a trivial one. I think
they will find It merely glanced
on a rib and went somewhere
Into a caTlty of the body. It
certainly didn't touch a long
and Isn't a particle more serl
ons thnn one of the Injuries
any of the boys used continually
to be having. Am at the Enter,
gency Hospital at the moment,
bnt anticipate going right on
with my engagements. My Tolce
seems to be In good shape. Best
Iote to Ethel.
SPOUSE WON'T TALK
LONDON, Oct. 16.-News of the at
tempted assassination of a crowned
head could not cause a greater sensa
tion than prevailed In London today
over the shooting of Colonel Itoose
The first dispatch telling of the at
tack arrived ' too late, on account of
the difference In time between Mil
waukee and London, to appear In the
regular morning editions. Extras ap
peared, some of which even the Ameri
can press could hardly butdo In ve
hemence of typographical display and
sunerlatlveness of expression.
Some early reports had It tliat tho
colonel was dead. Later It was an
nounced that the would-be assassin had
fired at and missed him. It was not
until the early afternoon editions ap
nea red that It was definitely known he
whs not dead, but had suffered a serious
About tho newspaper offices,, whero
bulletins could not have been posted In
cmlcker succession If Ktni? George hlm-
nelf had been shot, throngs irnthiicl
, so densely that the police had trouble
10 Keep irKinc in motion.
Messages from Continental capitals
reported almost eo.ua! Interest through
out tne most or Europe.
OF LAW TO
Visitors Meet Capital Leaders
and View Buildings of
Representatives of Several
Countries Found Big
Gain of Twelve Hundred
Made Within the Past
About fifty prominent scientists of the
cltv were present at the luncheon given '
by the Carnegie Institution of Washing
ton and the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace at 1 o'clock today,
when the party of world's geographers
were guests of Dr. Robert 8. Wood
ward, president of the Carnegie Insti
tution, and Dr. 8. N. D. North, repre
senting the Carnegie Endowment.
The affair was largely Informal, be
ing given for the purpose of permitting
the visitors to meet socially the local
scientists and to view the buildings of
The morning was a busy one for the
visitors, who made a tour of several of
the1 Government departmental offices.
including tne forestry division, the hy
drographlc office and the Weather'Uu
rau. The feature of today's entertainment
Is to be the lecture given at tho Na
tional Geographic Society especially for
the visitors. An address on the his
tory and geography of Washington will
be given by D. O. P. Austin, director of
The American Institute of Internation
al Lhw, designed for the study by icp
rcscntatlves of the Americas of the
principles of law, which should obtain
among them and having temporary
headquarters In Washington, was found
ed last Saturday with a temporary qr
ganlsatlon having Brown Scott as pres
ident, Louis Anderson, of Costa Itlca,
treasurer, and Alejandro Alvarez, coun
sellor to the Chilean minister of for
eign affairs and a permanent member of
The Hague tribunal, secretary general.
There Is a similar Institution In Eu
rope, the members of which apply
themselves to a study of the law ob
taining among the nations and regulat
ing their Intercourse.
flrnwn Rrntt Is secretary of thf fAr- ill
regie Endowment for International jmltteemcn.
Not slnte he left the Prekldcncy has
Colonel Roosevelt been "guarded" In
any way, except that several personal
mends have voluntarily acted as buf
fers to "shoo" away Visitors who In
sisted on taking up the formet Presi
dent's time with trivialities. Whn he be
gan his present campaign for renoml
natlon, starting In Connecticut for tho
"swing around the circle," the colonel
did not eveh have u private car, and
the only 'persons In his party were a
secretary, two stenographers, and the
newpapci partv the "tennis cablnt"
as the colonel culled them. Until he
reach St. Louis, the candidate traveled
(.s any other Individual would do.
On all of his trips since leaving 8c,
LoUls, Col. Cecil Lyon, of Texas, for
mer Republican national committeeman,
and a warm pertonal friend, has been
with the colonel, ds a sort of travel
ing companion. Don always curried a
revolver, and he mid Dr. Scurry Tti
rell, a Texas physician, were thu two
who always grabbed un arm aplecu on
either side of the colonel, und pushed
him through the crowds every wher
Chances Given Assassin.
If Schrank has been following Itoose
velt. those In his party can recall score
J of times when the candidate must have
been exposed to tho assassins bullet
even more openly than at Milwaukee.
At Ulrmlngham, Ala., Atlanta, G und
Chattanooga. Venn., three cities where
the memorandum book found on
Schrank apparently Indicate that the
assatlant trucked Roosevelt, the colonel
was constantly engulfed In crowds, and
at two of the places at least, he ac
tually hud to push his way clear to get
to waiting automobiles.
Roosevelt rather enjoyed his experi
ences In brushing through crowds. At
one of his stops on the last trip, he
reached a night open-air meeting a
few minutes late. There was absolute
ly no Way cleared for him, und only
a few tired policemen, who had telven
up any Idea of keeping a path to the
As the colonel himself described It:
"The commute.- just iook 1101a 01 my
arms, formed u wedge, placed the Pro
gressive candidate at the apex of It
and. by George! the) lust pushed me
through like a football rush.
The colonel shakes hands with any
body and everybody who presses up to
hm. Frequently his automobile Is
"stalled" by a squirming mass of peo
ple who want to grasp him l the
Clothing Often Torn.
As Indicating hour Hooievtlt comes
Into p-r-onal touch with his crowds,
the gray suit which the candidate wore
on his coast-to-coast trip was torn in
half a. dozen places from pushing
through to Waiting automobiles.
Two automobiles alvvas carrj the
candidate and his Immediate party.
In the first, thu colonel, his secretary,
Philip Roosevelt, and two stenogra
phers, John W. McGrath and Elbert
Martin, are seated, with local com-
colonel L,yon and Dr. Ter-
Peace, and the temporary headquarters ,1 ell always follow In the second car.
of the Institute will be maintained Martin, who grappled with Schrank,
there. disarming him und holding the would-
It Is proposed that each of the Amerl- be assassin captive. Is built upon gen
can republics shall name a. number, erous lines. He stands five feet ten
probably live-, of men Interested In ques. land weighs probably 190 pounds, Is a for
tlons of International low, the develop- J mer football plaver. who luter added
nient of pence and better understanding to the circumference of his biceps by
among tne repuDiics. as soon as tnese working as a locomotive fireman. He
representatives ore named a conference a the onlv husky one In the colonel's
of the members of the Institute will be ,,,... ,. ,h rnnrtirt.i. hin,..ir.
The day on which the Institute was
founded was the 420th anniversary nf
the discovery of America. Correspon-
... Tt. ....... Dl.tl.lln. .!.& rana I gneM l.aa Ki tial.t ..I.K r.nr.a.nlollui.
ment of Commerce and Labor. The lee- 1 man and officials In all American re-
ture will be given In the Hubbard Me-' punnc, ana tne iaea nas Den unani
mortal, at the corner of Sixteenth and mously indorsed.
M streets nortnvvest. only memners oil
the visiting party have been Invited.
GOES TO CHICAGO
CINCINNATI. Oct, 15 Colonel
Nicholas Longworth, stated at 10.30 to
day that he had Just received a bul
letin from Colonel Roosevelt's bedside
which was very hopeful and that he
would leave for Chicago this midnight
to Join his wife who lef this morning
nt 9:15 over the Pennsylvania and
would stop with Mrs. Medlll McCor
mlck In Chicago.
At meetings held by the Maryland-
Virginia company and the Ilraddock
Light and Power Company In Alex
andria today the proposed merger of
several public utilities of Virginia and
Washington was unanimously ap
proved, Gardner L. Boothe, attorney
for both companies, declined to make
any statement In reference to any
other plans. The directors of the Ar
lington Electric Company will meet at
Clarendon tonight on the same matur.
In her petition for maintenance filed
In the District Supreme Court today,
Mrs. Mabel II. Ward states that her
husband, Joseph It. Ward, lives In the
same house with her but refuses to talk
to her, nnd Just recently vvioto her a
letter saying that he had decided to 11 e
apart from her and pay hoi 3 a week.
Mrs. Waid avers that her husband
asked her to reply by letter, as ho did
not enre to converse with her on tho
subject. Instead of replying as request
ed, she sought tho services of Attor
neys Wilton J. Lambert and Rudolph
11. Yeatman nnd Instituted the main
The real causo of the domestic trou
ble, according to Mrs. Wurd, was a
woman bourder In whom, she alleges,
her husband became Interested. The
couple were married November 30, 1901,
and lived happily until the fair boarder
appeared, according to the petition.
Enrollment In the public schools of
the, District has Increased by 1,!00 In
the 'last two weeks, the figures, October
I. being tV),H2. and at the present time,
51,314. Between September 23, the first
day of school, and October 4, the In
crease was nearly 7,000 the first day's
enrollment being 43,433.
Throughout this school year enroll
ment will be taken every week by di
rection of Assistant Superlntendt
Thurston, and It Is expected by him
that gains will be shown for some time
yet. When periodical Invasion of
measles or other contagious diseases of
childhood attack the schools the en
rollment may show a slight falling oft
for the enrollment as taken Is of chil
dren actually In school.
The 51.314 now on the rolls are divid
ed as follows: White high schools,
1,218; colored high schools, 1,455;; white
normal school, ISO; colored normal, 122;
white graded schools, 30,917; colored
graded schools, 14,452. Totals In high
school, 5,673; In normal schools, 272; In
graded schools, 45,369.
Business High School Is now the larg
est In the city, having n lead over Cen
tral High School by Just eleven boys
and seven girls. McKinley High Is the
third In line, with Western fourth and
Eastern fifth. Attendance of boys and
girls at these flvo schools stated tabu
larly, according to present enrollment,
Is as follows:
School. Bovs. Girls. Total.
Ruslnits 407 727 r 1.131
Central 39 '7M 1,118
McKinley S 258 K3
Weetern 261 171 G3J
Eastern 135 28
Leaves for Her Husband's Bed
side With Their Family
NEW YORK, Oct 15. In order 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 Roose
velt with her son Theodore, Jr., and her
daughter Ethel, left for Chicago over
the New York Central railway this af
ternoon. She was accompanied br her family
physician, Dr. Lambert, who will as
sume 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 ho would be
much more comfortable In mind and
body to have her with mm.
'Mrs. Dr. Thorne" Swallows Ar
senic Powder on Steps of
As a sequel of a little outing Police
man Charles F. Ehlers took at Colonial
Reach In Company with a young Wo
man In Angus:, 1911, his wife, Mrs.
Eva Fay Ehlers. was today granted an
absolute divorce In the District Su
Mrs. Ehlers was also awarded cus
tody of their child and alimony In tho
Bum of fc a month. The policeman
was also ordered to nay the counsel
413 J fee of his wife's attorney.
A well-dressed elderly woman who de
scribed herself as "Mrs. Dr. Thorne,
of Baltimore," attempted to end her
life shortly before noon today by
swallowing a quantity of arsenic while
sitting on the steps of the rectory of
St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Tenth
and Q streets northwest. She was taken
to the Emergency Hospital, where the
doctors say she will recover.
Mrs. Thorne If that Is her heal name
appeared at St. Patrick's rectory about
10 o'clock this morning and asked for
aid. She said she had been wulklng
the streets all night ana was In great
The itev. Katner smytn talked
party, etcept the candidate
Lon, Philip Rocsevclt. Dr.
ana M cu rath are all slight.
Atlanta Episode Recalled.
In the light or Schronk's Indicated
presence In Atlanta, Ga on Saturday,
September 2S, those In the colonel's
party remembered todav that In the
"heckling'' which a big audience at the
auditorium gave the Progressive can
didate, there was one Individual, on the
stage, who at the time was thought to
be Intoxicated, but who insisted on
pushing forward to the row of chairs
reserved foi the colonel's party. Do
even ttlfd to sit down In the chair va
cated by the colonel, who was then
speaking. Martin, who noticed the man.
pushed him hack Into the crowd, and
George Roosevelt, then traveling with
I his cousin, slipped Into th. seat which
I the Insistent individual aspired to.
11 was tnen taKen tor granted tnat
the- man was either Intoxicated, or
merelv one of the particularly curious
Individuals who Insist on shaking
Didn't Fear Assassination.
Theodore Roosevelt had never known
the feor of "assassination " This fear
like others was foreign to his nature.
This fuct Is pretty generally known to
tho public, but Secret Scrvlco men as
signed to guard him as President of
the United States have n more Intimate
knwolcdge of this .uok of fear of the
crank, or other mortul who might be
moved to murder.
As President of the United States, he
,iiiiu.,i trmnv moments of anxtetv to
those who were charged never to lose
sight of him. It Is well known that he
went armed, being accustomed to car-
with her and she told him she was go
in to taiKO poison. . . . . . ".' ,T ,, r0nlvn. -..ncealed hut
Father smyin aavisea ner against 1 "".'". '
&y&TA a ml!d !,0n"a,l0J, throUKi!-
About a hour later she "returned to th ' " tm untiy when a. revolver nearly
w"n".',A" 'nTf" "e.,uuv,"M ner Though "as President he" had a full
knowledge that many crunks had pur
biied him and sought his presence, the
fact never seemed to weigh upon him
or affect his nerves. It Is reported of
the colonel that he once said. In dis
cussing tho assassination of his pre
decessor in the President's chair, that
no mun would ever shoot hlnv more
than once. "If 1 am assassinated, he
Is credited with saline, "tho man who
Ma I. till! hnv. til hft nilrhtv oulck.
uuca ,. "... - , - ----- - . -
WHY SCHRANK SHOT ROOSEVELT
"Why did you shoot the colonel?" Schrank was asked.
"I read the stories about him in the New York World and the Herald," replied
Schrank, "and I thought he was wrong to seek a third term- I followed him from
Montgomery, and Chattanooga, and Atlanta, and all through the South, waiting for
against doing uni thing rash.
A few moments later she waa discov
ered lng on the steps of the rectory.
A hurrv call was sent to the hospital,
where she at first denied having taken
an thing, but later admitted swallowing
an arsenic powder.
ftPTFrrpn uv tiibkiiivk1" nvcr ,,uve Ume ,or
iiwuutuv lt t. luuuwi On Alert for Cranks.
Sultan Will Not Release Seized
Ships and Minister Prepares
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 15 Turkey
today rejected Greece's ultimatum de
manding surrender of Greek ships
seized by Turkish authorities. Tho
Greek minister prepared to leave Con
stantinople In expectation of .war.
The Bulgarian minister has already
usked for his passports. The Servian
minister was expected to follow his
He was always on the alert for crank
or an assault by would-be ussaBsips.
He felt that there was a lesson In Pres
ident McKlnley's death for himself und
all who followed htm.
That Colonel Itoosevelt never went on
the streets without u revolver In his
pookot was shown by several Incidents
known to several of those who saw him
frequently. On the blustery winter day
that Ellhu Root quit tho Cabinet of
President Roosevelt to nturn to the
practice of law In New York, Colonel
Roosevelt walked over from the Whlto
House to the Hoot residence to s.ly
good. by to his Sect clary of Wui. As
he sprinted across from the Whlto
Housu to the Rpot reBldejipe, B hundred
yards away, "the lulls of his frock coat
iluttered In the breeze, exposing to view
the butt end of a good-sized revolver.