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ROOSEVELT IS SHOT BY ASSASSIN
AND BULLET NEARLY PROVES FATAL
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After O'Brien Falters,
Marquard and Collins
Fight to Finish.
GIANTS' OFFENSE
MOST EFFECTIVE!
Five Runs in First Inning Prove'
Enough to Win?Stahl Wins
Toss in Case of New York
Victory To-Day, and Tie
to Off Will Be Played
\. c in Boston.
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i
Xew York. October 14.?The >?
tlonsl (obbIuIoi'i Beuren for st
teaeaare aaS receipts at to-day's
game arc aa fellows >
Total paid atteadaaee. 30.022.
Total receipts, S??,CS4.
Rational CemaUsstea'a ska re.
EarS elsb's share. ?2?.?IMJO.
New York. October 14.?Fighting ?n
the last trench, the New York Na?
tionals repulsed the on-rushing Boston
Americana to-day and set them back
to defeat by the score of 5 to 2, in
the sixth K?me of the world's series.
A victory for the Red Sox would
have carried with it the title of
vorld's champions of 1912. and when'
"Iw.Uf" Marquard walked off the Polo,
Urounus this after&oon. after h.a sec-1
ond victory over Boston, the New York-1
ers took rope thai the Giants might!
be able to capture two more games andl
bring the tlUe to this city. j
The world's series now stands Boa
ton, three games won; New York, two
games won. and one contest a tie.
New York, however, did not win all
the victories to-day. On the green tun
sack of first base, while the MbSSt spec- i
tators were leaving the grounds, Man-1
agers stahl and McGraw tossed a coin 1
to determine in which city the decid?
ing game should be played In the event
New York won to-morrow's game In
Boston. Stahl won the toss and all
the remaining games will be played on
Boston's field.
President Taft, on the yacht May?
flower, kept In touch with the game
by wireless, while reviewing the bat?
tleship fleet in the Hudson River. The
Inning scores were also wigwagged
from ship to ship ail along the line so
that every man Jack of those aboard
could know the progress of the game.
All the action of the day's game
cams early, and when the smoke of
battle floated away at the em} of tr.o.
aecond Inning, the score stood I to 2
in favor of the Giants, and thereafter
neither aide could add a tally in the
face of the superb twirling of the two
left-handers. "Rube" Marquard and
Bay Collins.
Fnanial i Cam I Sn eel rely.
The Boston southpaw had been called
to the firing line after the Giants had
touched off an explosion of bite oft
"Buck" O'Brien'a moist ball. The
fusillade of bits came with such sud?
denness that for the first time in the
aeries the Boston infield was unable to
meet the attack of the New Yorkera
Two crisp doublet, four singles and a
balk by O'Brien, and a double steal,
netted New York five runa in the Srst!
Inning. Oddly enough, the four s.n
Sles garnered by the Giants were slow
Infield roUera which on the soggy die
soond were difficult to handle.
Boston made its tallies in the sec ]
and on Marquard i error, on Gardner S|
grounder, a hit by Stahl and a two
base smash by Engle. who batted for
O'Brien.
"Rube" Marquard curved them over
low. and then sent up his fast ones
around the necks of the batters One
of the rounds of Marquerd's service
waa a great day for the Giant outtleid
era The trio of garden-r*?Murray.
Snodgraas and I?evore?covered acres
af ground snd cobbled Sp no leas
than fifteen fly balls. Of these feed,
Murray, in right, captured seven, while
c> nod grass took six and r?*vore two.
Ftaae I eennl rami
The Bostons fought gamely to over
game the lead of nve run*. The Red
cox made two tallies la the second in
Bing, but their sttaeh was broken in!
the third with a brilliant catch by!
bmdgrass. This play waa the turning
point in Boston s offense.
Stahl bad made first on a sing;?, and
Wagner drove a screaming liaer to
Seep centre. Ski od grass turned and
ran toward the fence. The drive look?
ed good for a home run. and Stahl was
rounding fee ond with. Wagner turn?
ing Srst. when Snedgraea caught the
San aa It came over his should er. That
ended Booten, and with the en caption
af the eighth. Marquard aeat the Red
Sox back to the beach la erne, r
three order ha every taalag Ray Col?
lins pitched a fine game, and la thai
?even innings the Otaats faced Mm. net
Tatars might have Anna a little dif?
ferent had Cot Baa bean seat la
the Srst," remarked Manager SanhfJ
"Vet it was a dark day. the hind t
miiesuv
Bf ACCOMPLICES
Webber and Vallon
Echo His Recital
of Plot.
BOTH DENY HAVING
HAD "REHEARSAL"
Stories Are Told Coolly, and
Cross-Exam ination Fails to
Shake Them?Webber Declares
Becker Himself Sought for
Rosenthal That He Might
Kill Him.
New York. October 14.?"Bald Jack"
I Rose s story of how former Polles
Lieutenant Becker plotted the murder
of, Herman Rosenlhai was correDorated
Jon the witness stand to-day by
"Bridgie" Webber and Harry Vallon.
! self-confessed accomplices In the
[crime. Webber went further. He
swore Becker told him that on the
night of dr.e murder he would nave
j kilied Rosenthal himself if he had
seen him. The former lieutenant, de?
clared "Bridgie." said he had slowed
down his automobile while passing the
Hotel Cadillac, on Broadway, in case
Rosenthal might be .oitering there.
"If I had seen him. I would have
backed him up against the wall and
shot him." Becker slid, according to
j Webber.
Supported Like mm Echo.
Rose's ustimony that Becker had de?
manded that Rosenthal be "croaked;'*
i that he had gi*>en the gunmen aseur
. ances of protect.on and said he. would
[have Mkad to "cut Rosenthals tongue
j out and hang it up as a warning to
j future squesiers." was corroborated by
Webber and Vallon. who supported him
like an echo. The similarity of their
stories to that of "Bald Jack's"
prompted John W. Hart, attorney for
the deitnse. to ask Vallon bow many
times he had rehearsed bis story.
I ".Never." saia VaUon.
Both witnesses told their stories
coolly, and could not be shaken on
cross-examinat.on. Both said they
.had been granted immunity, but not
Im they would testify against Becker." i
"I was promised protection if t]
I would teil the truth." each insisted.!
i Webber aid.ng. and if I did not Uro!
one of tr.e shots cast killed Rosen- i
that"
j That the attention of Mayor Gaynv1
j had been called as early as last March
to Becker s alleged partnership In Mos
cnthalSs gambling house was one of the
features of the day's testimony. Mem- :
i oranda werep reduced by a clerk of!
. the police department showing that
! Gaynor had turned over to the police
I commissioner a letter charging that
I Becker "was getting richer than Dee- j
I ery ?former Police Commissioner Dev-j
j eryi, out of gsmbling graft.** Tne
Mayor, it appeared from the corre-,
spondenre. had ordered as earch made
for the writer, which had proved nn- |
successful, and Becker bad been or- j
I dered t > explain the charges. Becker
entered s general denial snd charsc- I
trlzed "Jack" Rose as a tool who was
"giving him useful information."
Life of JuaTrge Taeseesed.
Prompted by thrests against his own
life. Justice Goff took drastic steps to?
day to exclude gangsters and gunmen
j from the courtroom. The Jutstee ad- i
j mitted to-night he had received such
I threats, roth by letter and telephone,
and sdd*d that he had noted at tempo
in the courtroom to lnlmidate wit?
nesses He gave orders to exclude all
persons "acting suspiciously" or ree
j ognlzed as gsngsters. and required thst
persons having business In the court
be admitted only by a spec's! pass
"If this is not su?cIent.- Justice
?off declared. 1 will have the ehiretf
fill the courtroom with armed depu?
ties."
The justice was esorted to his hot
to-night by two uniformed policem<
GIBSON IS REAPPOIMTED
tevtvlty ss Cehsv
Washington October 14.?T'ne only
explanation for the resppolntmentef
Hugh <;?b*on ?? <barge of the Asa?
lesn lee.it lew st Havana, as snnoeneeg
yesterday by the Stete Department fcs
said to be the determination of Presi?
dent Taft to let It be known teat this
government thoroughly Indorses Olbson
for blssetlvit> in ; re,sing settlements
of American claims
Gibsons transfer to be secretary at
Brussels wss In fact a promotion. State
Department otBcials ssy. but a cortata
, element In Havsna Interpreted the
? ehenge as one to remove Glbeos from
's pit et of friction.
J Butler Wright, of Wyoming, who
had been selected to succeed Oibses at
Ha vase. wfU go to ?i maun*.
MTARUUID TRIAL BEGINS
Xewsrk. X. A* 'Veeher id?The see.,
of AIR see M. MrParlaed.
9*f lalmT^wT #t* Mo wltu
SEEKS TO AVENGE DEATH OF McKINLEY
Milwaukee, Wis., October 14.?A written proclamation found in the clothing of the man
who shot Roosevelt reads:
"September 15, 1912: September 15, xgox, 1:30 A. M., in a dream, I saw President McKin?
ley sit up in a monk's attire, in whom I recognized Theodore Roosevelt. The President said:
'This is my murderer; avenge my death.'
"September 12, 1912, 1130 A. M., while writing a poem, some one tapped me on the shoulder
and said: 'Let not a murderer take the presidential chair. Avenge my death.'
"I could plainly see Mr. McKinley's features.
"Before the Almighty God, I swear this above writing is nothing but the truth."
^ Another note found in the man's pockets reads:
"So long as Japan could rise to the greatest power of the world despite her s?wsjjth? tra?
dition more than 2,000 years old, as General Nogi so nobly demonstrated, it is the duty of the
United States of America to uphold the third-term tradition. Let every third-termer be regarded
as a traitor to the American cause. Let it be the right and duty of every citizen to forcibly re?
move a third-term er. Never let a third-term parry emblem appear on the official ballot.
"I am willing to die for my country. God has called me to .be His instrument, so help me
God.
(Signed) "INNOCENT GUILTY."
(Written in German): "A strong tower is our God."
?'COMBS GIVES
WILSON FIGURES
Cost of Xew Jersey Governor's
Nomination Is
Si 28.193.
Waehlnstor. October 14.?Upward ol
SSSS.eeo waa espcndrd in the efforts of
Csrersor Woodr >w Wilson, Governor
Jodson Harmon and Representative
Oscar W. I'adrrwodd to ga.n the Dem?
ocratic presidential nomination toia
rear, according to testimony to-day
presented to the teaSShl can; sign ? in
trthntioaa ommlttee.
William r. McComb*. who manased
tbo Wilson campaign, aad hta eine,
William McAdeo. accauated tor
1129.19*. Of this sum $*?.*?? waa con?
tributed, according to Mr. atcCosnaa.
by Cleveland s. Dodge aad "TTlnceten
friend* " Queetlonlr.g developed that
Iba friends" were Cyrus M McCor
mtrh, of the later national Harvester
Company. David E. Jones. Thomas D.
Jonen aad Edward W. Sheldon, all of
whom. Mr. McCembs aald. had been
t mate ee at Ft I ace ton ahsa Mr. Wil?
son waa anslitat of the aniveranp.
Of the I1M.S4? 4. expeaded la the
interest of Ooverwor Harmon. Hush tV
Xirnoi*. Uentenant-Oovernwr r-f that
Mate, told the rommitree $77.oeO waa
contributed by Th -mar Fortune Ryan.
Mr. Kyaa alae supplied ?2? es? of a
faad) af faXSSt rsalsstsl far the an
PRESIDENT KIENS
FI6HTIN6 VESSELS
For Fifteen Miles He Passes Be
Xew York. October 1?.?President
Toft stood on the bridge of the May
aower this nfternoon with Sscretnry
of the Navy Meyer beside him and In?
spected a fleet of war vessels apea
whose like no other President of the
United states has ever ?aas*. Foi
fifteen miles sp the Hudson River, he
passed before the armada of ironclads
Most of the journey was made between
a doable line of cruteere and battle?
ships, aad all the way from Thlrty
flrst Street to within aartllaaj Seam ace
ef Tonhera. the ????aaSi of a prasl
drntiai salute swept ever the water. ,
Well." the President ante, as ha
left the bridge after the Mayflower
had returned to her anchorage, "every?
body ought to ha prsad at that fleet. ~
Naval attaches of Great Britain Oar
many. Japan. Italy aaS half a sears
other nations sat with Oh* Prialleat
and watched the panorama, at Ssatlas |
The Mayflower, bearing: the PTaaHial
and Mr. Meyer. a>adad aa> stream
shortly after 2 o'clock, t>ur1ng the
fossaeoa Secretary Meyer bad lasasci
ed the aVet from the Pa If nan. The
smoke of the Sect salute to ham still
Sanaa; ta a baae ewer the water wanatj
fore Armada of Iron?
clads.
ROOSEVELTISNOW
01 SPECIAL TRAIN
He Is Being Hurried to Presby?
terian Hospital in
Chicago.
ATTEMPT ON LIFE
OF EX-PRESIDENT
ALMOST SUCCEEDS
Assailant Fires Pistol as Colonel Is
Leaving Hotel to Deliver Address
in Milwaukee.
[PHYSICIANS BELIEVE
WOUND IS NOT SERIOUS
Not Realizing His Injury, Progressive Candi?
date for President Proceeds to Auditorium
and Makes Address, Though Weak From
Loss of Blood?Later He Is Taken to
Emergency Hospital, Where X-Ray Exami?
nation Discloses Bullet Lodged in Chest
Wall?In Special Train He Is Taken to
Chicago?Assassin, John Schrenk, of New
York, Saved From Violence of Captors by
His Own Famous Victim.
Chicago, October 14.?Reports received at Progressive head?
quarters here state that the bullet penetrated three inches of Roose?
velt's abdominal wall, and the wound is more serious than at first
thought This was shown by the X-ray photograph, which has just
been developed.
He Is Able to Walk Unassisted.
Milwaukee, October 14.?Colonel Roosevelt left the hospital at
Iix-35 P. M. He waa able to walk unassisted.
*T am feeling fine," he said.
Milwaukee, Wis., October 14.?Colonel Theodore Roosevelt
was shot in the breast by an assassin as he entered the
automobile in front of the Hotel Gilpatrick to start for the Audi?
torium, where he was to speak to-night. The shooting was done by
a man evidently insane. Colonel Roosevelt insisted on going to
the hall and there quieted the crowd that heard he had been shot,
spoke from 8:45 until 9-45 o'clock, though apparently weak, and
then was taken to an emergency hospital.
Physicians do not know how badly he is hurt and have decided
to use the X-ray. The bullet struck a roll of manuscript of bis
speech delivered to-night, and this probably saved his life.
After an hour's questioning, the assassin gave his name as John
Schrenk, of 370 East Tenth Street. New York. From notes found
in the prisoner's clothes, it is evident he is demented on the sub?
ject of Colonel Roosevelt running for a third term.
The shooting occurred in the street in front of the Hotel Gil?
patrick. Colonel Roosevelt reached Milwaukee shortly after 5
o'clock, and, making his way through the crowd which had gath?
ered at the station, entered an automobile and was driven to the .
hotel. He took dinner in a private dining room with the members
of the party on his private car.
After dinner Colonel Roosevelt went to his room on the second
floor of the hotel, and shortly before 8 o'clock he started for the
Auditorium. His automobile stood in front or the door, and about
it was a big crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of the Colonel as Im
started off.
With the Colonel were Phillip Roosevelt, a young cousin; Mr,
Cochems, Mr. Martin and Captain Girard.
Awsssiii Stands Near His Autcenobile.
The crowd pressed close about the Colonel and gave a cheer
:?e appeared As the party approached the automobile Coloocl
Roosevelt's companions stood aside and he stepped into the
Martin entered directly behind him and sat on the further side of
the car. Colonel Roosevelt *tood up. waving his hat in answer
the cheers of the crowd. The assassin was standing in the
a few feet from the automobile He pushed bis way to the s*4t
the ear. and, raising his gun. fired.
Martin leaped over the car a second after the bullet sped
its wsy
( otonet Koo*eve>: barely moved as thr ?hot was fired.
Before the crowd knew what had happened. M?rtaTa,

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