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THE WASHINGTON TBIK3, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1912.
"FEEL BOLLY," LAUGHS COLONEL OlY AWAKENING
feet of Medicine ' .
Phv "anil any patients he might havn
Tlthln these walls.".,'.. . ,
Occasionally an opened 'door down
tlio corridors let, .the faint tick of a
telegraph 'Instrument (liter Into the
silenced' halls. The colonel had not
forgotten "the boys." as he designated
tlio newspaper correspondents on the
news vlRll'at the hospital.
"I'll hurry up and net out.of this, so
wo. can finish our trip, boys." was his
greeting to the newspapermen ad
mitted to his room on thp order of the
colonel, despite , the orders against It.
"i;jl keep you busy with a well man's
Colonel Roosevelt's fresh air Is made
to ordci"for him" by an electjlca.1 device.
The. hospital, atmosphere seemed stuffy
to the 'colonel, and he demanded that
all windows tie opened.
Dr.' Terrell" Installed an ozone, ma
chine, a tiny sparking affair, which
reproduces the. Effect of the electrical
discharges of a thunder storm In're
grouping, the oxygen atoms of the air
Into the ozone combination.
The colonel readily appreciated- the
change of atmosphere.
"Now give some of your time to room
lV: he'satd. directing Miss Welter to
prepare- far the arrival' of Mrs. Roose
velt Room 312 Is to be used by Mrs.
E. J. .Kimball, the malo .nurse-, was
dispatched by the colonel to obtain cer
tain perfumes and colognes and to at
tend" to. other minor details for the com
fort of Mrs. Roosevelt.
There 'to Satisfy Friends..
"Mrs. Roosevelt Is not to be allowed
to. think this wound Is more than a
slight .Injury,'1' warned the colonel,
speaking- to one of the surgeeons. "The
only reason I am standing for this In
carceration In hospital s as a precau
tion 'and to satisfy my friends."
The colonel paid, no attention to the
chart of his clinical record.
Already the conflnsment has begun to
near on the. colonel. As the doctors
took his temperature and pulse this
morning h chatted, about the possibility
of leaving the hospital.
As his temperature was taken the
colonel chatted pleasantly with the In
ternes who were In the'rpom,
"ills pulse Is better than mine right
now,.' suld one of the Internes, after
he left the room. The colonel, however.
In his anxiety to leave the hospital and
resume the campaign did not long for
get the coming of his wife.
No. time- ,'AH.s lost In escorting Mrs.
Roosevelt to her husband's room. Word
hd bean Hashed to the hospital of the
rnndrfir ' nf the Roosevelt Oartv. Dr.
Terrell was waiting at the elevator and
wnen .Mrs. nuosrveii ausnteu irom inc
automobile that brought her from the
Engleuood Station she was taken to
"I urn Dr. Terrell," said the physician
by the way of Introduction. "The
cflopel. Is waiting for you. Just step
(own the hall with me."
Enters Sick Room Alone.
D'r. Terrell led the way down the hall.
Mrs. Roosevelt walked by his side. Miss
Elhtl and Theodore. Jr., followed. At
the door Mrs. Roosevelt hulted and i
Kuii..ti ij.ii.1 ui iii iiitiuiiii. xjr iv-
I ell opened the door and Mis. Roosevult
topped In alone and the door wus
o'cacd. The others waited In the cor-
The rMt of the party then went Into
the second 11.0m o( the uulte and a few
mlnulis later greeted their father.
lust before M". ltoosevelt arrived the
phjsttlutiH who had examined the le-1-ortsof
thj r.urtes during tho night and
hud talked with the colonel for a few
I'iciintntH. Issuel the llrst formul bulle
tin of the day It wan exceedingly
hopeful. The bulletin sliaueri Unit '.!.,.
temtieruturo acs nenrlv tinrmnl- ihnii
the rulsc wni slower than It was last
MSht. Inltatloti aiound the wound was
nfr i n$.i.nnJi Kfntral conditions we.-c
Ion thLt If no bjmptoms Indicating In
fection urnfo during the dny the colonel
could be pronounced entirely out or
The colonel was in high cplrlt.
"I'm feeling bully," was his declara
tion to Dr. Terrell.
Dr. Terrell tried to enforce the In
junction iigalnst talking but the colonel
"rfonsetise," he sala. when Dr. Ter
rell wurhrd him. "I'm all right."
Miss Murfiiiret FltZKoraid, the night
nurse, nionotim'cd Colonel Roosevelt
an Ideal patient, after she went off
ctiti this, mqrnlng.
"It's a dutv of a nirse to forget her
patient as noon as she leaves him."
said Miss Fitzgerald, "hut I cannot
belli remembcrlnc and feeling Impressed
bv. Colonel Roosevelt Ills ev.ery move
showed consideration foy and under
standing of those around him. Ills con
dition la pretty good. I nm not a sur
geon, of course, and don't understand
the real bud features of a bullet wound,
and soi I cunnot venture an opinion on
his future danger."
Dr. Terrell greeted Dr. Lambert cor
dially when the two men met. They
then took tin the details of Roosevelt's
ease. The two ' doctors were closeted
together for a long time. The conclu
sion thev reached will nrnhahli. prentlv
..... ...... , iiukiu kvi-iu ui inn m n
Influence the remainder of the surgeois.
Dr"' .WrPhy un,J nevan deetded to
consult later In the day. Dr. Lambert
win iuho pan in me consultation. or traln nbuld he unimpeded. At Jack-
Lambert's Visit Short, 'son, Tenn., It Is remembered, Martin's
. V ! Z. . V . I life was threatened by an Irate South-
Dr. Lambert was admitted to Jhe I eVner who Insisted that the young
colonel's room after his consultation stenographer had deliberately and msle
wlth Dr. Terrell. Ills stay In the sick-1 volently, shoved the aforesaid South
rooiyi as short, but when he canw out crner and hla ' ,
ho wus smiling. " Stranger wanted Vengeance.
The Rov. Father Vattmann was th I ri. atranmr thirsted for venseance.
next visitor. He also made only a sHdrt
An hour after their arrival Mrs.
Longworth, Ethel, and Theodore, Jr.,
left tlwlr father's apartrrtent They
seemed In good spirits. Mrs. Roosevelt
remained with her husband.
"I believe father will speedily re
cover." said youhg Roosevelt. "Father's
I'lilclc will pull him through. Father Is
fe'aine, vou can bet."
Dr. Lambert was optimistic. "Thcro
s always danger front a gunshot
wound," ho said. "The colonel Is In
tobust heulth, apd confident that ho
will come through Unless unetricted
complications should develop."
To Dr. Lambcit the colonel said;
"I am trying to be a good soldier; I
mn doing the best I can. but this sticking
to one's bed when one feels all right
Is hard woik."
After his visit Father Vattmann said:
''The colonel Is oomlng along finely.
He Is much improved. today. No one
who saw him yesterday and who has
sen him today can doubt that for mi
Instant. I believe his complete recovery,
from the bulet wound will be rapd." (
tuenpgrapner nineri 11. ,iarwn, who
overpowered Schrank after he shot the
colonel, was less optimistic.
Mr. Martin said: "The colonel's con
dition )D still grave. I believe he Is Im
proving, however, and It coming alosg
. CLOSELY GUARDED
ON CAMPAIGN TRIPS
Golonel Probably Alive To
' day. Because of Watch
fulness of Friends.
By THEODORE TILLER.
That 'Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Is
alive today Is probably due 'to the peou
l'nr manner In. which he waa always
dunked by members of his party on this
campaign tour. The colonel chafed at
times under the constant watching of
his traveling companions.' but' their fore
ilnht waa rewarded at Milwaukee.
The dispatches say the assassin was
prevented from firing a second shot Into
Col. Roosevelt's body because he waa
seised by Elbert Martin, one of the
Roosevelt stenographers, who was, Im
mediately aided by Col. Cecil Lyon and
Mr. 'Roosevelt's volunteer bodyguard
have- been prepared for Just such an
tmcrgepcy since the day the Progressive
candidate began his campaigning six
weeks 'ago. It Is easy for one who has
accompanied the colonel to understand
the squelching of his would-be assailant.
During the thirty days the writer ac
companied Mr. Roosevelt on his coas(-to-coast
tour, the following program
Invariably was followed when the
former President entered' any vehicle:
Program of Defense.
Leaving a hotel, the colonel and his
party always found the lobbies crowd
ed. Scores would attempt to shake
the Roosevcltlan hand. Elbert Martin,
weighing more: than two hundred
pounds! and as aggressive as any grid
iron star, Insisted upon grabbing one
of the colonel's arms generally the
tight. Martin would 'throw his own
body a bit In advance of that of the
colonel and would work his elbow with
ptston-ltke vigor and precision. The
crowd would ' fall back: sometimes a
follow scowled as Martin's elbow dug
Into his sides, but the colonel had been
shunted on toward the doorway before
the disgruntled citizen had a chance
for a comeback.
Attaching himself to the colonel's re
maining arm. Col. Cecil Lyon, the agile
and wiry Texan, was an excellent as
sistant 'for bodyguard Martin. Lyon
trailed Just a foot In the Progressive
candidate's rear, and his elbow and
spare form kept the crowd from shov
ing In from behind.
In the wake of Martin and Lyon fol
lowed closely John McGrath, unothrr
of the colonel's secretaries, and Dr.
Scurry L.. Terriu. Tno newspaper i- i
icspondents brought up the extreme I
Reaching the sidewalk, Mr. Roosevelt j
was almost skidded across to the ma
chine. Waving his arms, Lyon reached
for the door, swung It open, and hopped
Into the automobile. Mr. Roosevelt fol
lowed, taking his seat In the middle
with Martin on the other side. Some-
times the order was changed, and other
members ot tne coionei s pun uuuneu
him In the machine, while Martin hung
on to the lunnlng board.
N'n time whs lost In the getaway, and
when the eBsallunt Schrank, asserts
that he has bean waiting for days to i
"get near me i iushbohu ... ...-.. i
' Is probably telling the truth, and un-1
, doubtcdly he surmounted difficulties In'
; getting by the Martin-Lyon system of I
Feared for His Safety. I
It Is violating no contldence to say ,
that members of the colonel's party on i
his recent U.OOO-mlle Journey were Just)
a bit apprehensive regarding his per-.
sonal safety. Ostensibly young Mar
tin and Lyons or McOrath stuck close
... .. ..I. . . ...v.! tt In ..tlallll'n'
10 Mr. llooBUven iu -mu mi. ,...,-.-.... -
I persons, too enthusiastic Uull Moose
tunti occasional cranks. Nevertheless,
I more than' once on that Journey was
,1... hniitrHt tirmirilfil :
What if some crorik should attempt I
to 'oof tho colonel'"
"I'll be there." said Martin, one day.
And h was. ...
Colonel Roosevelt Is the kind of a
man who makes stunch friends and
champions and bitter political enemies.
At several places on lila swing about
the circle, disturbers were ejected from
the audience. In a Pacific coast town
a wild-eyed man crowded near the
colonel's automobile, shook his fist at
the decupants and threw anti-Roosevelt
literature, of tho most scurrilous char
acter. Into every machine participating
In the Roosevelt paradq.
These Incidents, harmless In them
selves, made members of the colonel h
party a lilt watchful. Mr. Roosevelt
himself felt no fear and occasionally
rebelled slightly at the constant guard
ianship' of Martin. Lyon, McGrath, und
other members of his party.
Klbert Martin, the chief hero of the
near tragedy at Milwaukee, proved an
Ideal bodyguard and buffer for a pub
lic man. foxse-slng a more- tormluaulo
physlnuo than McQruw and Lyon, neith
er of whom, however, lacks lighting
ability, Martin volunteered to take tho
brunt of the football rushes in which
the Roosevelt party wag engaged In
every city and he was as useful In this
as in a sienueiainii- -uuu.n;
irnvtln u'ns ntriast!nifK imi
teD,lou, h his determination that tho
;oione"a pathway to and from his hotel
alleging that he and his wife had been
Insulted." It required ten minutes tor
members of tho party to explain that
young Martin was charged with tho
duly of making a way ttiiough tho
crowd and that no personal affront was
With all hlB strength, however, Martin
la as gentle as a child and as even
tempered except when the crowd Is at
tempting to crush the colonel,
I tho rough-and-tumble nature of the
I Roosevelt receptions. Whenever Mr.
noosovejt left his private car. the hotel
These incidents ar dui inumiuuve ot
or iin auditorium, he was the center of
throngs composeo or. cutter, cunuun, una
enthusiastic persons whose main Idea
seemed to bo to get nenr the Progres
sive candidate and who would udopt
harsh methods to accomplish that de
slga. As the former President lies on his
sick bed today, he and tha nation may
be grateful that his secretaries and his
fiersonal friends Insisted upon sUrround
nir htm when he was' exDOsed to tht
Kdorstlon or theturbulcnt curiosity of
the crowds. If It naa not been ror pro
cautions taken when danger seemed
least imminent tho country today pro))-
abry would be mourning the death of
uiW of Its foremost cltlsentt. Instead of
inu ior Ilia rciuvcry aim unci in-
thanks that the assailant, Schrank, did
not 'are a second time.
Milwaukee Speech Which Col.
Began, But -Did Not Finish
Colonel Itooaevelr's speech, pre
pared for delivery In Mllnanker.
and which he began to speak lint
n unable to complete, was a
"I nsk you men and women ot Wis.
consln to read the Progressive plat
form and especially to rend Its
planks on social and Industrial Jus
tice, on the right of .the people to
rulo on business and corporations.
You will find therein the doctrines
R reached by such leaders of thought
ere In Wisconsin as President Van
Illse and Dr. McCarthy, both of
whom we consulted before drawing
up these planks, both of whom I
consulted and by whose advice I
profited In making my 'confession of
"The objection has a real basis of
Justification. For Instance, the other
day in Colorado, when I stopped at
Pueblo where the Colorado Fuel and
Iron Company has a plant. Thin
plant has recently been condemned
by the best authorities In this coun
try because ot tho excessive hours
of labor, because there la no dsy of
rest for the laborers during the week,
because there Is Inadequate protec
tion for their tlves. limbs, and health.
Fear Loss of Companies.
"I asked the Colorado people why
they did not pass laws to put a stop
to these abuses and they answered
that If they did It would probably
result In the plant's helng moved Into
ono of the neighboring Btates where
there were no such laws.
"Hero In Milwaukee your hosiery
flants are seriously threatened by
he competition of hosiery planta In
other parts of the country where
they have less advanced labor legis
lation than you have here.
"Your business leagues here In Mil
waukee, here In Wisconsin, will tell
you that Instance after Instance has
come to their knowledge of Industries
declining to enter the State because
to comply with the conditions you
have laid down for securing decent
treatment for laborers would mean
that they would be put at a disad
vantage in the common competitive
"Now, friends, I know you will
never retreat an Inch from the posi
tion you have taken In behalf of
human rights. In New York State
I have been advocating for years
that we put ourselves abreast of the
standards you have taken, because
I will never consent to sacrificing
the manhood, and womanhood, and
childhood of the land for the sake
of any commercial advantage.
"Now, friends, these are the facts,
these are the conditions. We Pro
gressives offer you a definite and
clear-cut remedy for them. That
remedy Is national action, wherever
like action In the several States
makes national action necessary.
"Compare that with the Democratic
platform. Mr. Wilson. In a labored
argument against Benator Rever
Idge's child-labor law, said It repre
sented an 'absurd extravagance" of
Constitutional Interpretation, that to
Introduce such principles Into our
construction of the Constitution was
to Introduce the "alchemy of deca"
Into the Constitution.
The platform upon which Mr.
Wilson Is running exalts Slate"s
rights at the expense or national
rights, and distinctly says there Is to
be no Infringements of the "rights
of the States In Just such matters
Same Attitude on Trusts.
"In the same way Mr. Wilson
stands and the Democratic party
stands for stoicism as agnlnst na
tionalism In handllnn corporations.
Mr, Wilson has seen fit to complain
that I did not do more about the
trusts when I was President. Un
der the laws as thoy then stood and
as then Interpreted by tho Supreme
Court. I had to make bricks with
out straw, and yet 1 made an un
commonly large number of good
bricks. ... ,
"'Rut Mr. Wllon while governor of
New Jersey has been governor of
a State In which there was an
amount of work to be done and
amplH means for doing It, and yet
he did nothing whatever. In New
Jersiy. among many others, tho fol
lowing trusts were Incorporated:
Tho Standard Oil trust, tho Steel
trust, the Tobacco trust, the Sugar
trust, the Reef trust, the Ice trust,
the Woolen trust, the Leather trust,
the Rubber trust, the Copper trust,
the Corn Products trust, the Smelt
er trust, the Express trust, the Cot
Roosevelt's Would-Be Slayer Tells Just Why
He Felt Impelled to Attempt to Kill Candidate
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 16. Hero Is the
the assassin as made to Chief of Police
waukee. It will be noted that the asslssln does not call
himself a Socialist und does not believe in any political
"My' name Is John Schrank. I arrived
o'clock Sunday afternoon from Chicago.
Saturday In that city, but I did not go
"My Idea was to do away with the
term's sake. I was In Louisville three
"It was On September 14 that this
came to me. It was September 21 that
New York city at 155 Canal street I
stayed at a hotel. I have lived there for
eight months. I have money. That Is, I
of real tBtate and I live on the Income
property Is at 313 East Klghty-tlrst street, New York. My
uncle had, a saloon at 370 KaBtl Tenth street,- New York city,
and for years I was bartender 'or him.
"My uncle's name was Domlntck Flammang. Tho saloon
was run under his name for .fifteen or
about a year and a half under my name.
ness, however, about seven years ago.
"When I camo to Milwaukee I stopped at the Argyle,
on Third street.
When told thnt there was no hotel by that name In
Milwaukee he said:
"Well, I'll tako you there now, If you want me to. I
registered as Albert Ross. This was the name I used every
time except one. It was at Charleston that I used my right
name. I have no relatives, und there wus no one with me
hero In Milwaukee. I know nobody here. I stood In front
of tho Gilputrlck llotei waiting from i o'clock until he got
there. I've read history. Now, you tako U. S. a rant. He
wanted a third term, but when ho waa turned down he was
sallstled. This fellow was not. It wan on account of the
third term tradition that I wanted preserved. At Chlcugo
he says they stole the nomination away from him. lie had
an Idea that tho next President should bo Teddy Roosevelt.
I am not afraid of him. 1 havn lived In this country thirty
five years, and I came here when I was one year old.
Bought Pistol in new York.
"I bought the revolver at a gunshop on Broadway, three
or four blocks below Cunal street on the west side of the
street, and I got It to kill Roosevelt wllh. I didn't caro
hat happened after I had done tlio deed. I'm u single man.
There Is no one to care. 1 think It was a patriotic thing to
ton Oil trusL Raker trsyt, Whisky
trust, and every one cf these Is
HvInK under a charter subject to
amendment, alteration, or repeal by
the New Jersey, State government
"If Mr. Wilson had wanted to
proceed against any one of these
trusts the means to his hand were
ample. Yet Mr. Wilson during the
two years that he has been governor
has never so much as lifted his voice
In a whisper to have anything done
as regards any of these trusts of
which he complains.
Other SUtes Pay Costs.
"New Jersey Is almost relieved
from taxation because every year
some six millions of tsxatlon Is col
lected from the foreign trusts which
Incorporate within her borders, as
shown by the state treasurer's re
port. They pay the 14,000,000 to the
, state for a license to do business on
their own terms outside of New Jer
sey, "Now, men and women of Wiscon
sin, those trusts are Incorporated In
New Jersey, but they do business In
Wisconsin. You of Wisconsin have
a tremendous concern In what Is
done by the Standard Oil trust and
the Sugar trust, and the Tobacco
trust, and the rest of these trusts.
"'Hut If Mr. Wilson's theory is cor
rect. It Is your business to suffer
whatever New Jersey chooses to In
flict on you. Our theory Is that the
entire country has a common Inter
est In these trusts which operate
throughout the entire country, snd a
common right to regulate their opera
tion. Which theory do you prefer?
Regrets Loss of La Follette.
"Under these circumstances It has
been a matter ot genuine regret to
me that Benator La Follette, who
has dona so much for the Progres
sive cause, has felt .that because of
his antagonism to me he was obliged
to range himself against the Pro
gressive movement in this campaign,
thereby giving to his old-time .ene
mies, the reactionaries, a 'much
needed support which they have
acknowledged by the first praise
they have given him In twenty years.
"It has Meen asserted that I did
not take sides with the La Follette
people in their campaign In Wiscon
sin In 1904. This is an error. On Oc
tober If of that year I made my po
sition clear in a Utter to Mr. Cor
tejyou, chairman of the national
Republican committee, which read as
" 'I think Babcock and his people
should be told that, especially In
view of the decision of the 'Supreme
Court, there must not be any kind
of favoritism shown by us towurd
the "stalwarts." Under the decision
of the Supreme Court any weakening
of the La Follette ticket Is a weaken
ing of the national ticket I should
assume that Spooner, Quarles and the
rest would at once withdraw ther
State ticket and leave but one Re
publican ticket In the Held. Thlt
certainly ought to be done. If For
alter has gone to Wisconsin under
the auspices of the "stalwart" com
mittee .he should be recalled at once.
If Babcock will not be reasonable
then can't you take, everything con
cerning Wisconsin' out of his
"Again and again I have borne tes
timony In speech and In writings In
the Outlook to what Senator La Fol
lette has accomplished in the way of
Progressive leadership and t have
never slid ono unkind word about
him. Until I became a candidate
lust winter Mr. La Follette never
spoke of me publicly except In terms
of rurdlal cppioval of what I have
done and v. as doing In the Presi
dency. L Follette's View on Record.
' 'In La '"ollett's Magutlne of
March 9, 1909, Mr. I Follette sum
med up the record of my Adminis
tration as follows:
" 'Roosevelt steps from the stage
gracefully. He has ruled his party
to a largo extent against Its will.
He has placd a large part In the
world's work for seven years. The
activities of his remarkably forceful
personality have been so munlfold
that It will t long before his true
rating v. Ill bo llxcd In the opinion
of the I ace. He Is said to think that
the three, great things done by him
arc the undertaking of the con
struction of the Panama Canal and
Its rapid and successful carrying
forward, the making of peace be
tween Russia and Japan, and the
full statement of
do. Buppose he hud
Jannsen, oi Mil
would have been
In Milwaukee at 1
I spent Friday and
business then I'm
man (or the third
days, staying In the
Idea of killing him
I lert my home in
have no family, and I
the past seven or
have J25.000 worth
from tnut. This
sixteen years and
I quit that busi
sending around .the world of the
fleet ' n
" 'But for all that, this contemner
of "reformers" made reform respec
table In the United States, and this
rebuker 'of "muckrakors" has bean
the chief agent In making the In
dustry' of ""muckraking" a national
one, conceded to be most useful. Ha
has preached from the White Houso
many doct lines, but among them ho
ha left Impressed on tho American
mind the one great truth of econo
mic Justice couched In the pithy and
stinging phrase, "tho square deal.'
The task of. making reform respec
table In a commerclnllted world, and
of giving the nation a slogan In a
phrase. Is greater than tho man who
performed it Is likely to think.
Conservation of Resources.
" "And then, there Is the great and
statesmanlike movement for the
conservation of our national re
sources. Into .which Roosevelt so
energetically threw himself at a
time when the nation as a whole
knew not that we are ruining and
bankrupting ourselves ss fast as we
can. This. Is probably the greatest
thing Roosevelt did, by all mean.
This globe Is tho capital stock of
the race. It has Just so much coal
and oil' and gas. These may be econ
omised or wasted. The same thing
la true of phosphates and many
" 'Our water resources are Im
mense and we are only Just begin
ning, to (Use them. Our forests have
been destroyed; they must be re
stored. Our soils are being, depleted:
they must be built up and conserved.
This' immense Idea Roosevelt dinned
Info the indifferent cars of' tha na
tion until the nation 'heeded.
" 'Nothing could be greater or finer
than this. It Is so great and so'fine
that when the- historian of the fu
ture shall speak of Theodore Roose
velt "he is likely to 'say that he did
many notable things, among them
that of Inaugurating the movement
which finally resulted In the "square
deal," but 'that his greatest work
waa Inspiring and actually begin
ning a world movement for stay
ing terrestrial waste and saving for
the human race the, things upon
which; and upon which alone, a
great and peaceful and progressive
and happy race life can be founded.
What statesman In all history has
done anything calling for so wide
a view and for a purpose more
Same Views Must Hold Now.
These are the views that Senator
La Follette held of my Administra
tion, and they must control aa
against nnythtng that Is now said
or that Administration. Mr. La, Fol
lette has an entire right to express
an adverse opinion of anything I
have done since the dite he wrote
this article, but not .of what I did
prior to the date of the article.
"Friends. It Is curious how history
too often repeats Itself. The times
and the men of todar are smaller
than the times and the men of 'M.
but the situations run curiously on
Ill-Advised; Fight Lincoln.
In 1864 Abraham Lincoln had been
nominated for the Presidency N as
the then progressive candidate, and
the only alternative to his election
wss the election of the reactionary
candidate. Yet there were certain
progressives, some of them actuated
by selfish motives, others men of
good character, men like Fremont
und Wendell Phillips, who for a
rious reasons, sometimes because
they thought Lincoln had not gone
far enough or had not come quickly
enough to adopt advanced positions,
sometimes for personal pique, actu
ally proposed to run a separate can
didate against hlrn: they actually
endeavored to throw the victory
Into the hands of the representa
tives of reaction, of the enemies of
"I doubt If any one alive today
sympathises with the efforts or the
well meaning but misguided people
who In '64 followed the lead of
Fremont and and Wendell Phillips
(both men who had rendered fine
service In the past) In tho effort to
beat the progressives of that day
and thereby throw the victory Into
the hands of the reactionaries.
"I am sure that .In the future n
similar Judgment will be extended
by history as regards the men of our
day who claim to be progressive
yet doing whatever In them lies to
secure the triumph of the forces of
run and then had been licked, there
that same old cry against the leaders of
the other two parties of 'crook' and 'thieves.' What would
have happened then? Why, tho disappointed followers and
offlceseekers would have tried to start a civil war. The peo
ple, of this country might even have elected him. There aro
90,000,00) pople In this country, and If they don't know their
sorry for them.
"The first dream I had about this was on the day after
McKlnley's death, In 1101. The last dream was on Septem
ber K of this year, the anniversary of the day McKlntey
was shot. I told my uncle about my first drcum, but I told
no one' about the second one. I did not think much about
tho first one. but the second brought the) first sharply to my
mind. The first time I had no occasion to shoot him. and
besides he wus President, and I wouldn't shoot a President.
I rather thought my first dream an accident until I had the
second one. And then It .was confirmed by Roosevelt's ac
tions at Chicago. He has nothing but ambition.
"Yes, I know Cxolgosz Is buried in quicklime, and I sup
pose I ought to get the same thing, but I think I did the
right thing. I havp been against Roosevelt ever since he
was police commissioner In New York. At that time he en
forced the "blue laws," and closed the saloons up on Sun
day. I was then tending bar for my uncle. Of course,, wo
were sore at him. Ho had a right to form a new party,
but when he nominated himself there was nothing to It
And that was In August.
"I am not subject to dreams, and yet shortly after that
I hud my second dream about McKtnlcy. I do not drink to
excess, nor do I tuke drugs. I am a healthy, sane mun. I
eat my three meals a day and I drink my beer. Outside of
that nothing. If I had lived In Grant's day and ha hud tried
for a third term I would have shot him, too. In one of tho
Chicago papers lust Sunday morning, the Post, I think It
was, I read an editorial In which It said. 'This man says
that hU work will not 'be complete for forty years.' Then
we should have him for President for forty years? I guess
"I have neyer been -In Paterson, N. J., and I do not
know anybody there. I know something about the doctrines
of the Socialists and the anarchists, but I want !t dis
tinctly understood that I am not affiliated with either, 1
was born In Bavnrla.
"I have no police record, that Is, beforo tonight. I be
long to the Iloman Catholic church and have been a mem
ber ever slico I was born. I haven't been In church for
the past twenty years, however. I believe In the Ten Com
mandments, und I believe In. tho one that says. Thou shalt
not kill.' Hut this act of mlue was for a great reason."
CHANGED BY ATTACK
ON COL. ROOSEVELT
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Assassin's Act Will Greatly
All political calculations' have been
thrown high Into the air as the result of
the wounding of Theodore Roosevelt by
a political 'madman at Milwaukee Mon
That the effect of the. shooting, of Col.
onel Roosevelt Is going to be to Increase
his vote enormously Is admitted by
politicians of every stripe. "The friends
of the .Colonel are predicting it will re
sult In his election. His enemies are not
Slenylng that It has given an Impetus to
his cause the strength .of which they
cannot fathom and which It will require
the casting of the ballots November S
Not merely Js'lt the tsTk In Washing
ton that the strength, of Colonel Roose
velt Is going to be greatly Increased by
the murderous occurrence at Milwaukee,
by the cool manner in which the Col
onel faced danger, and by the sympathy
and admiration thus stirred, tit la the
talk all over the country. From Chi
cago, the word comes that there has
been a violent shift In sentiment and
that great numbers of voters' have been
thrown into the Roosevelt camp. Doubt
ful voters In great numbers are said to
have been decided for him.
'Wilson Leaders Anxious.
Until 'Mbnday night Democratic lead
ers were going, alone. In. serene confi
dence they-were going to elect Woodrow
Wilson. Apparently riothlng could shake
their assumption. Now these same
leaders are anxious and worried over
what Is golrur to happen. TJiey still 'In
sist this will not materially affect Wll
son chances. But they, look back over
past political campaigns and discern
how often It has happened that a po
litics! battle won by them In August
has been lost In October. They are
wondering whether this Is to happen
Wise politicians here take the view
that the shooting of Colonel Roosevelt
Is going to throw .to him an enormous
vote- from young men. from men of
the tvDe that admire a leader who can
brave death calmly and ptucklly.
Will Oaln Socialists.
It has been apparent all along that
many persons who ordinarily would
vote the Socialist ticket this fall as a
matter of protest would tum to the
Dull Moose party. In fact, the Social
l;t leaders themselves- estimate they
will lose JOO.000 votes to Roosevelt But
now comes the wounding of Roosevelt
by a man who great numbers 'of peo
ple have read Is a Socialist It does
not appear he Is one in fact or that
there Is -any particular reason for con
necting the Hociausts with the arralr.
Still, it Is likely to cost the Socialists
votes and throw a still larger number
of votes from the Socialists to the
Wlille Colonel Roosevelt's present
purpose Is to keep off the stump for
the rest of the campaign. It Is fully
expected hero that If ho recovers
rapidly, lie will insist on making- more
speeches. In a matter of this kind,
camp&lKn managers do not count. Col
ohelt Roosevelt himself will finally
decldo that question. And ft Is quite
cleur that, under all the circum
stances, a week of rousing; speeches
by Mr. Roosevelt In Now York the
Inst of the campaign would cut a big
Fewer Stump Speeches.
The Taft campaign management has
called John M. Harlan and Adnm
llede, who were trailing the colonel,
off the stump and neither bv Demo
crats or Republicans will further at
tacks on the colonel be made, at least
until he Is fully recovered. It looks
now as If the campaign might end In
antl-cllmax so far as the stumping1
Is concerned. CJovernor Wilson will
not speak except to fill certain dates
he cannot avoid, while the colonel la
laid up. This means that ho Is not
likely to speak much more before
election, unlres It be In the closing
week of the campaign.
Of John Schrank
NEW YORK. Oct 16.-That for three
generations there has been Insanity in
the family of John Schrank, assailant
of Colonel Roosevelt was the statement
today of persons who have known him
all, his life. The grandfather of the at
tempted murderer was a rich Bavarian
brewer who had to be guarded closely
during the last few years of his life.
The same unsoundness cropped out In
Schrank's father and Schrank himself
has always been taciturn and moody,
spending much of his time brooding.'
John Schrank was brought to this
country by His undo and aunt, Doml-
nicK ana Anna l'lainmang, twenty-nine
years aio. Flammang opened a saloon
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was known to his school mates as John
Flammang. When fifteen he ,wcnt be
hind tho bar of his uncle's saloon and
In 1902 the uncle cave the Place to his
Schrank His Real Name.
There was surprise when the name
John Schrank Instead of John Flam
mang was put up by the new 'proprietor
but he explained mat this was his own
, Thomas Harris, president of the
Liquor Dealers' Association, said today
that Schrank was a member of the asso
ciation, and was always thought to be
a "little bit off In his head." schrank's
aunt died In 1907, and Schrank was bo
overcome with this grief that fears
were entertained for his sanity.
In 1811 Schrank's uncle, Domlntck
died, leaving everything to him. The
popular estimate of his fortune was
i:3,0OO. Soon afterward Schrank moved
to Brooklyn and got lodgings near
Greenwood Cemetery, spending hours
dally at the graves of his relatives.
Once Threatened Judge.
Last February Schrank, apparently
having suffered financial reverses, got
a Job In the saloon .of John Haber
stroih In Brooklyn, was discharged and
brought suit for 111 wages The suit
was decided against hltn, and ho
threatened the life 'of- the judge.
Schrank then came to Manhattan and
look lodging at the Canal 'Street Hotel,
which he left to follow Roosevelt. Tno
police found a black bagi owned by
Schrank in the Brooklyn hotel where
he formerly lived. It contained a pho
tograph or the shooter and maiy letters,
the contents of which aire withheld.
The police also know the name of a
man who lent Schrarik the WM with
which he started out tp chase Roose
velt, but as It Is admitted he. had no
Idea of the use the meney was 'to be
put to, hl identity Is withheld.
TO RECOVER SOON
Rixey Brieves Danger of
Infection From Wound
Washington physicians are unani
mous In the opinion that the danger
of Infection In Colonel Roosevelt's gun
shot Wound while a' danger not to be
lightly regarded Is remote, and that
his recovery is merely'a matter of time.
Experts In gunshot wounds say blood'
poisoning can only develop und,er ex
ceptional conditions, which can scarcely
occur In Colonel Roosevelt's case. The
physician who knows the colonel bet
ter than any other practitioner of medi
cine Is the United States, Dr. P. M.
Rlxey, former surgeon general of the
army. Is confident he -Is practically
out of danger.
Dr. Rixey makes the following state
ment: "Colonel Roosevelt nlll recover. My
opinion Is based on the press reports.
The thick layer of muscle on Colonel
Roosevelt's chest stopped the bullet and
prevented It from puncturing the lunj.
Thero Is always prisent. In wounds like
this, danger of blood poisoning. I think
this will not develop In this case. Th?
last time I saw the ex-President he uas
In perfect health, and his blood seemed
In good condition. He was always an
COL. LOUIS A, GARDE, commandant
of the Army Medical School, of Wash
ington, lays: ,
"'Colonel Roosevelt received a lleeh
wound. As In all wounds there la -J j li
ner of infection, so Is there in this oik-.
Gas baclllj or tetanus may appear. At
this time no one can tell whether In
fection has takett'.placo. The sources of
Infection ure either from the bullet
Itself or from material carrljd
by It into the wound. Products nf
nature the bacilli thrive In dust and re
fuse. They are blown or. clothing, mid
In the event of a bulet being ilr.d
through the clothing may be forced jn'o
the wound." J
DR. EDWARD A. BALLOCH-'The
bullet lodged In the chest muscles. Its
removal may be difficult but not dan
gerous. However, I do not think such
n. course necessary, am) all that may
be required to restore Colonel Hooee
velt to perfect health Is to give him a
DR. W. P. CARR-"If the bullet ha
not nenetrated the chest wall, apd
newspaper accounts state It has pot
then there Is practically no danger.
The onlv possibility is Infection, nut
even If It should appear. It will be but
superficial. Even this I consider Is a
,DR- THOMAS A. OROVER-"Tho
bullet could not have penetrated more
than two Inches without passing Into
the chest wall, and thpn Into the lungs.
Reports state that It has not done so
and the wound Is not serious. Had It
entered the lung, septic pneumonia
would verv likely result under such
Papers of England
Pay High Tribute
To the Colonel
LONDON, Oct. 16. "The Heroic
Mould" Is the title under which tho
Pall Mall Gazette today voiced Its
comment upon the attempted assas
sination of Theodore Roosevelt and
high tribute was paid to the wound
It said: "Not only the English peo
ple, but tho civilized world, will re
joice at the escupe of Colonel Roose
velt from the maniacal attack whleh
haa befallen him. Tho amazing and
characteristic coolness with which Cl;e
ex-President bore the assault and
Its consequences must touch every In
stinct which responds to chtvalrv and
"The picture or a statesman insist
ing on proceeding with his address
with a bullet freshly Imbedded In his
breast Is almost too staggeringly
dramatic for our British Ideas to com
prehend. We have not the atmospheie
of new. heterogenous, uncouth, dem
ocracy which would create such an
"But Colonel Roosevelt knows hH
people and he believes he Is flghtlni;
a battle ot character against corrup
tion, and his Instlpat told him that
the chance had come to give the world
assurance of a mun, and Roosevelt Is
a man, let us take what views wc may
of his methods, his temperament, or
his opinions. The movement of which
he has become 'the head represents
the craving ot the American people for
honesty, courage, and decisive gov
ernment In their affairs. They need a
Hercules to clean the Augean stable
of their politics,' and to cut the bopds
uhtch strangle both government and
"Tho scene which shows Colonel
Rposevelt first protecting his would-be
slayer and then proceeding with his
upstanched wound to deliver his address
will he stamped deeply upon the retina
Of his countrymen. There are few men
In any land of such caliber, and we
may bo sure that many thousands who
hud intended bestowing their suffrages
elsewhere will no.w ask themselves If
It Is will to psbs him by,"
The Westminster Oaxetto says, todav:
"Colonel Roosevelt RhnuH i.hnrmt.r.
latic courage and physical endurance In
treating his Injury as of small account.
But the medical reports show how
barely he escaped, death. Had not Col
onel Roosevelt rarefully prepared his
speech In advance and carried thu
manuscilpt In his pocket he probably
would have boen killed..
"That he should have spoken for an
hour ulth a bullet fresh In his body
Is testimony to his physical power, but
he took great risks. Mr. Roosevelt Is
no longer a young man, and a bullet
which has penetrated threo 'Inches Is
not a thing to be treated with Indif
ference'. We are glad to note that lead
crs of all parties exprecscd their horror
of the attempted crime. The cowardly
attack creates In this country tho same
Instinctive repugnance for the, author
of' the outrgo and the satnethqnktul
nes for the escape pf Mr. Ttooseyelt
and like svmpnthy wjlh the victim as
Is felt In his native land."
The ex-Presldertt'B sporting spirit ap
pealed to the Globe. This newspaper s
comment In pait B8ld:
"The ex-l'resdent possesses In full
measure thst sporting spirit difficult to
ilefihe yet fully understood and appre
ciated in this country. Nothing" could
be more characteristic of this than the
fashion In which Mr. Roosevelt Insisted
on delivering the speech he had pre
pared be Tor going to the hospital to
ascertain the extent of the damage."
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