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Some of our summer visitors male
t mistake this year in coming to en
toy Vermont's beauties In August in
rtead of October.
Fifty -cn years ago the First Ver
mont cavalry was In camp on what
fs called the "Old Fair Grounds" In
this city, or that portion of land lyin?
between North avenue and Pitkin
street. It waa one of the very beBt
regiments In the Union army. Gen
eral Sheridan said that whenever h
was In battle anl it was going against
him he sent for the First Vermont
cavalry and it never failed htm. This
regiment was mustered Into the United
States service on the first of Novem
ber, 1861, and saw almost four years
of service, participating in seventy
six battles. Its members captured
more cannon and prisoners tnan any
other cavalry regiment in the Union
army. From the first to the last they
tin twenty-three hundred and four
men; their losses In battle, wounds
and prisons were three hundred and
nmetv-two: their other losses wore
seven hundred and one. T.io total
number of wounded were tnree hun
dred and two, and the total number
taken prisoners, six hundred n'nety
nlne. In the book entitled "Regimen
tal Losses in Amorlcan Civil War
lSCl-lSr.5," by Col. William E. Fox,
they are ruportol as one of the threo
hundred fighting regiments, which 'n-
:ludes every regiment In the Unron
irmles who lost over one hundred and
thirty killed or who died of wounds
during the war.
FAIIMERS TVHMNfi TO TAFT.
It is no secret that pome of the farm
trs In Vermont who were inclined to
look with 'disfavor upon the re-election
of President Taft because he was
In favor of Canadian reciprocity were
disposed to Join the Bull Moose rank?
on that account until Vie full know
ledge of Colonel Roosevelt's stand on
this question became known.
It was learned that President Taft
before the passage of the reciprocity
bill wrote Colonel Roosevelt a letter
in which he explained what he pro
posed to do In an attempt to establish
:Ioser relations In a business way wltn
our neighbors on the nortn. Colonel
Roosevelt then commended the scheme
highly but recently, as m the case of
ate announcement In 1904 that ne
would not be a candidate for another
term as President, he changed 'sli
mind on the pretext that he had not
given proper time to the study of the
qusastlon when he made his statement
After those facts sunk Into the minds
of people in general our farmers who
were rncllnei to affiliate wit1! Colonel
Roosevelt to show their disapproval of
Taft began to do some thinking. Thov
have been thinking ever since. If
President Taft favored reciprocity, so
did Colonel noosevelt at the time when
It became a burning Issue, Keciproc
ity is dead now, tney reason, and w
farmers are prosperous as we have
never been before. If reciprocity was
mistake from our standpoint, why
thould we endanger our continuul
prosperity, take a chance on a change,
when we ore contented in other
things? We would not allow our Jf
lire to register a rouuke influence our
ictlon in a business deal If by so do
ing we stood a chaiw ufferlng in
finitely greater Injury to ourselves anl
our business by so doing. Then why
should we take a chance In politics
that we would hesitate to take In bus
If there Is one class of people to
whom the argument for a change In
administration on the ground of tia
Increase in the cost of living should
not appeal it Is the farmers.
This fact Is shown by a table pub
llshej by the department of agri'cul
ture, the crop report for November,
1911) In which It appears that th
value of an acra of farm crops In 1909
was 717 per cent, more thun In 189),
and that the average cout of 90 arti
cles, covering the ordinary list of pur
chases of a farmor for nil purposes,
Increased but 12.1 per cent. In the
sntno report It also appears that the
purchasing power of one acre In 1900
was about Rl per cent. greater tha.i
the purchasing powor of the produce
of one acre ten years piovrously, and
that power Is still grcator at the pres
There Is an old saying that It Is a
foolish man who bites oft his own nose
to splto his face. It Is a still more
foolish republican who would bite off
his own nose to splta the faco of some
other man, In the person of President
THE FAHMEIl'S VOTE FOR TAFT.
Senator McCumbcr discovers that
tbo sentiment along the Canadian bor
der among the farmers of his State,
who wero Jlsplcasdd with President
Taft on account of his proposed trade
pgrcement with Canada, is turning
again to Mr. Taft, as it IS among die
farmers of Vermont. The President
has dropped reciprocity and t'aey haM
not been able to overlook the fact that
they arc prosperous and are coming
to the opinion that their Interests will
be best served by Mr. Taft's election.
In this connection tho Washington
Star says: "It has nlways seemed
strange that the border farmers whrla
condemning Mr. Taft should bo prais
ing Mr. Wilson and Mr. Roosevelt. Mr.
Wilson's party In Congress voted for
reciprocity. Mr. Clark In the House
went further than the President had
done, and suggested annexation. Ifo
wanted not only tariff walls but po
lltlcal walls razed; and his fellow
democrats applaudod tho deliverance.
But for democratic support, indeed,
the pact would have failed In Con-
"And Mr. Roosevelt was advised of
the business while negotiations were
in progress, and Indorsed the project.
He encouraged the President in all
that was done. It was not until later.
after he had listened to the whisper
ings of George W. Perkins and tho
seven little governors, that Mr. Roose
volt declared against reciprocity. His
mind had undergone no change as to
the matter on Its merits, but seeing
that the farmer vote was disaffected
because of the pact, he began making
play for it by criticising what M',
Taft had done.
The democratic platform promise-)
a revision of the tariff on revenue
linos, and In the event of democratic
successs Mr. Clark will again b
speaker of the House and Mr. Under
wood leader on tho floor. Tho meas
ure or measures they report will not.
be extreme. Just as Speaker Crisp
and Leader Wilson were obliged to
temporize on the tariff eighteen years
ago they will be obliged to temporize
next year. An.l neither Mr. Bryan,
with the Baltimore platform on his
back, nor Mr. Wattcrson, with his
forty years of free trade agitation on
his hack, will say them nay. Tem
porizing on the tariff and everything
else will be the order of the day i
Mr. Wilson comes In.
"But freer trade with Canada and
all? other countries will be the aim of
the democracy, and If it remains it.
power long enough that will be the
accomplishment. Tariff laws will bo
lowered as rapidly as the party dares.
And as they arc lowered the farmer
must take his chances with the capi
talist and the wage-earner. There
can be no tariff legislation In which
he does not share tho good or the
bad, as the result may be. Hence the
inexplicableness of the position of thtit
border farmer who because of Mr.
Taft's record on reciprocity Is going
to vote for Mr. Wilson or for Mr.
A DA8TAHDLY CRIME.
When President McKlnley was shot
there was a general demand through
out the country for the adoption of
some stringent measures that would
tend to prevent cranks from even try
ing to assassinate a president of the
United States, and a law was passed
by Congress extending the death pen
nlty to this crime. Unfortunately the
law does not apply to an ex-president
of the United States, as it manifestly
should, for when a man has once en
tered the White House he seems to be
come an attractive target for the G
teau and the Czolgosz type.
Few men have had a wider personal
following than Theodora Roosevelt,
and there will be universal regret and
horror that his life should be endan
gered by the assassin's bullet. The
letters or statements written by
Schrenk show that he Is either Insane
or feigning tho crank, for he claims
to havo heard President McKlnley say
that Roosevelt was lira murderer and
that no murderer should sit In the
Tho fact that Schrenk Is a crank
docs not lessen In the slightest tfegreo
the enormity of the crime, and ha
should be given the same punishment
as would be meted out to him for this
deed were his victim still an occupant
of the Whrte House.
We regret that Mr. Roosevelt in fio
speech he delivered following his
shooting should have declared that
"It Is a very natural thing that weak
and vicious minds should be Inflamed
to acts of violence by the kind of foul
mendacity and abuse heaped upon me
during the past threo months by the
papers In the Interest of not only Mr.
Debhs but of Mr. Wilson."
If we remember correctly Mr. Roose
velt was the first to offend in this cam
paign In the matter of abuse of op
ponents, but In any event political
considerations should have no place In
connection with a crlmo llko this.
Whatever may bo Mr. Roosevolt'i
weaknesses, he Is our ox-prosldent,
our only Irving ex-prcsldent of the
United States, and men of all shades
of political opinion will Join In ex
ecrating the man who attempted to
take his life. Mr. RooBovelt Is entitled
to the sympathy of the Amorlcan peo-
plo without exception, and he will have
it, for all Americans will make duo
allowances for the extreme and un
usual conditions under which he spoke
In his first public address after his
GOVERNOR FLETCHER'S GOOD EX
Governor Fletcher has set a splen
did example by discontinuing tho
function known as the Governor's ball
and thereby making it more easy for
men who lack means to aspire to the
governorship. That he was not moved
to this step by considerations of econ
omy or a parsimonious spirit Is dem
onstrated by tho fact that he will de
vote the large sum this function would
have cost him to deserving charitable
institutions, the Home for Destitute
Children In Burlington being one of
those that will benefit from this wlin
Governor Fletcher also desires to
prevent the diverting of the attention
of tho lawmakers from their duties,
and herein ho likewise sets a worthy
example for our legislators and Other
publrc servants. Republican an.l
democratic simplicity as well will
manifestly characterize the present
THE STORY TELLER.
NOT SO KIND.
An old couple came In from tho
country with a big basket of lunch tq
see the circus. The lunch was heavy
The old wife was carrying It. As they
crossed a crowded street the husband
held out his hand and said:
"Grmme that basket, Hannah."
The poor old woman surrendered the
basket with a grnteful look.
"That's real kind o' ye, Joshua," shs
"Kind!" grunted the old man. "I
wuz afearcd ye'.l get lost." Argonaut.
The young undergraduate was hulol
before his tutor. He had exceeded his
leave by no less than two days.
"Well," said the professor, "what
have you to say for yourself?"
"I'm awfully sorry," replied the un
dergrad. "I really couldn't get back
before. I was detained by most Im
The professor lookel at hlni sternly
"So you wanted two more days of
grace, did you?" he asked.
"No, sir," answered the young man,
off Ills guard for the moment f
Marjorle." Pittsburg Chronicle-Tele
Detective Burns. In an Interview
on the Hosentnal case In New York,
said of a detective who had failed:
'He got his analogies wrong. Ho
was llko little Tommy.
"Little Tommy, at the 'movies,' saw
tribe of Indians painting their faces
and asked his mother the significance
' 'Indians,' his mother answered, "al
ways paint their faces before going
on the warpath before scalping an 1
tomahawking and murdering.'
"The next evening after dinner, ns
the mother entertained m the parlor
her daughter's young man, Tommy
rushed downstairs wide-eyed with
' 'Come on, mother!' he cried, 'Let's
get out of this quick! Sister Is going
on the warpath!'"
STILL OF THE TIDE.
Before long the talk will switch In ath
letlc circles from the world's series t"
A rear-end collision between trolley
cars occurred Sunday at Rutland,
when the first of two cars going west
ward stopped abruptly and was struck
by the car following. Slippery rails pre
vented the second car from stopping.
ROOSEVELT SHOT IN
BREAST BY A CRANK
Would Not Yield to Advice of Physi
cians and Insisted on Delivering
Address at Milwaukee.
BULLET IMBEDDED IN THE
MUSCULAR TISSUES ONLY
Surgeons Permit Him to Go to Chicago after
Taking an X-Ray Photograph The Colonel
Is Not Suffering from the Shock and Is
in No Pain, They Report.
Milwaukee, Oct. 14. The positive state
ment that Colonel Roosevelt was not In
jured seriously was made by Dr. Fred
erick A. Stratton of Milwaukee, one of
the physicians who examined the colonel.
Dr. St ration said that there was no
cause for alarm as to tho colonel's con
dition. "Thp wound was a superficial one,"
said Dr. Stratton. "The bullet Is Im
bedded In thu muscular tissue. All that
we did at the hospital was to put on
an antiseptic dressing,
"You may say Colonel Roosevelt Is
not In a dangerous condition. There Is
no truth In the report that the bullet
penetrated the abdominal wall.
"If the bullet had reached his lungs
It would have been wldent nnd ho j
would have had coughing spoils." I
"It Is a very natural thing," said 1
Colonel Roosevelt In his address to- '
night, "that weak and vicious minds J
shuuld be Inflamed to acts of vlolenon
by the kind of foul mendacity and abuse ,
that have been hoaprd upon me for tho
last throe months by tbe papers in tho I
Interests not only of Mr. Debs but of
Mr. Wilson and Mr. T.ift. Friends, t
will disown and repudiate any man of
my party who attacks with such vile.
foil) slander and abuse any opponents
of any other party." I
Chicago, Oct. 14. The special train to '
Milwaukee has been cancelled and Colontl
Roosevelt will be brought to Chicago. Ho
should be here by 3:00 u. m. He will be
taken to the Presbyterian hospital on
West Congress street, where the four
Chicago surgeons who were to have gone
to Milwaukee will extract the bullet.
Reports received ut progressive lied
quarters here stnte that the bullet pene
trated three Inches of the abdominal wall
and the wound Is more serious than at
first, thought. This was shown by the X
ray photograph which has just been de
veloped. Chicago, Oct. 14. Philip Roosevelt,
cousin of Colonel Roosevelt wires that
further examination of the X-ray pho
tograph Indicates that the bullot did
not penetrate the abdominal wall but
lodged In what Is known as the belly
wall. If the abdominal wall had been
penetrated It would not havo been safe
for the colonel to attempt the Journey to
Chicago. The wound Is not regarded as
Roosevelt special train, South Mil
waukee, Oct. 15. Colonel Roosevelt
was In bed resting quietly as the spe
cial train pulled out of Milwaukee for
Chicago. He had taken some nourish
ment and said he felt nt ease.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 14.-Col. Theodore
Roosevelt was shot nnd wounded to-night
as he was leaving the Gllpatrlck Hotel
for tho Auditorium to make a speech. The
wound appeared superficial and the col-
onel wont on to the hall and began his
speech after he had seen bis assaiuni
arrested and taken to the police station.
A moti surged around mo
who apparently is montauy upsci u.i i-
subject of Roosevelt' running ror an-
other term ns president.
The man who Is small of stature, uuimi-
ting firing the shot and said that nny
FOR YOUNG MEN
Erery young man in
Bnrlington who its really
keen for the smartest, liv
liest style in his clothes
is going to see the new
models in our Sincerity
Clothes shown in our
The styles, the weaves,
the designing all are
handled for the young
The quality of mate
rials and the tailoring are
of the highest order;
that's what you want to
keep clothes in good shape.
Better try on a suit of
Sincerity clothes great
value for your money.
Sincerity Suits, $16.00
(Jhiciieo. Oct. 14. At pro
gressive hendqunrters the fol
lowiug message was receive!
from Milwaukee, sent by the
surgeons attending Colonel
"Colonel Roosevelt is suffer
ing from a superficial flesh
wound in the right breast.
There is no evidence of injury
to the lung. The bullet is prob
ably somewhere in the chest
wnll. There is only one wound
and no sign of injury to the
lung. The bleeding is insigni
ficant. The wound has been
sterilized externally with gauze
by Dr. R. T. Fnyle. the consult
ing surgeon of the Emergency
hospital. The bullet passed
through Colonel Roosevelt's
uriny overcoat and other cloth
ing and through a manuscript
;;nl spectacle case in his breast
pocket, and its course was
nearly spent before it pene
trated the chest. The appear
ance of the wound also showed
evi lence of a much spent bul
let. Colonel Roosevelt is not
suffering from the shock and
is in no pain. His condition is
so good that the surgeons did
not object to his continuing his
journey to Chicago in his pri
vate car. In Chicago he will be
placed under surgical care.
"The X-ray photograph has
linislied and the colonel is
feeling fine. He is seeing the
newspaper men and presently
will go to his car to start for
(Signed) "Dr. F. L. Errell,
Dr. R. G. Fayle, Dr. Jos. Colt
Bloodgood of Johns Hopkins,
Dr. F. A. Stratton."
man looking for a third term ought to be
In notes fntinri In thn mnn'a nnltAti nt
,he po,,ce Btlltlon WITe tatements that
tne mnn ha(, been vMteA ,n n drcam by
the gplrlt of Wm McKmley wno na(J
Ba)() n,icntlnK Colonel Roosevelt. "This
lf) m. mur(iercri avenge my ueath."
colonel Roosevelt at the railway sta
ton late to-night insisted that ho "waa
fer-llne fine" and that no one should
"Worry n)0ut him."
I "I wanted to got down to the train
minutes before we left," he said, "so
lnat j couM Bnavet..
' The colonel wished to shave, but at the
Insistence of his physicians he gave it
Colonel Roosevelt's special train left
for Chicago at 12:80 a. m. As the train
left the colonel said that he would spend
the night on the car anfl that after
remaining a few hours In Chicago he
would go to Indianapolis to fulfill his
speaking engagement for to-morrow
Colonel Roosevelt s life probably
was saved by a manuscript of the
speech which he delivered to-night.
The bullet struck the manuscript
which retailed its force as It passed
through Into the flesh.
His assailant was prevented from
firing a second shot by Albert H. Mar
tin, one of Colonel Roosevelt s two
secretaries. Colonel Rooaevelfc had
Just stepped Into an automobile when
the would-be assassin pushed his way
through the crowd In the street and
fired. Martin), who was standing In the
car with the colonel, leaped on to tho
man's shoulders and bore him to the
Capt. A. O. Olrard of Milwaukee,
who was on the front seat, Jumped
almost at the same time, and In an In
stant the man was overpowered and
CROWD CRIED 'LYNCH HIM.
A wild cry of "lynch him" went up.
Colonel Roosevelt spoke to the people
and told them to spare the man, who
then was taken Into the hotel and held
there until he was removed to the
In spite of the entreaties of physicians
Colonel Roosovelt Insisted on delivering
his speech. "I will make this speech or
die, one or the other," ho said.
Henry F. Cochens, one of the 'Wis
consln progressive leaders, told the
great crowd which hod assembled In
tho Auditorium that Colonel Roosevelt
had been shot and asked the people to
be calm. The crowd was thrown almost
Into a panic by the announcement, but
Colonel Roosevelt1 calmed the people by
rising and assuring them that he waa
not badly hurt. Then he began his ad
dress. Several Umes he seemed to be
growing weak, and members of his party
rose to help him. He moUoned them to
"Let me alone. I'm all right." he said
The shooting took place In the street
In front of tho Hotel OUpatrtck. Colonel
Rooserelt reacted. MlhmukM UorUjl
after five o'clock and making his way
through the crowd which had gathered
nt the station, entered an automobllo
and was driven to tho hotel. Ho took
dinner in a private dining room on tho
main floor with the mombcrs of tho
party on his private car.
LEFT HOTEL AT EIGHT,
After dinner Colonol Roosevelt went to
his room on the second floor of the hotel
and shortly before eight o'clock he started
for the Auditorium. His automobile stood
in front of tho door and about It was a
big crowd, waiting to catch a gllmpso
of the colonel as ho started off.
With the colonel were I'hlllp Roosevelt
a young cousin, Mr. Cochems, Mr.
Martin and Captain Olrard.
The crowd pressed close about the
colonel and gave a cheer as he appcarod.
As the party approached the automobllo
Colonel Roosevelt's companions stood
asldo and he stepped Into tho car. Martin
entered directly behind him, and sat on
tho further side of tho car.
Colonel Roosevelt Btood up, waving his
hat In answer to the cheers of tho crowd.
The assassin was standing In the crowd
a rew reot irom tne auiomomie. He
pushed his way to the side of the car
nd raising his gun fired.
Martin caught the flash, and leaped over
the car a second after the bullet sped on
MARTIN FBbta ASSASSIN.
Colonel Roosevelt barely moved as the
shot was fired. Ueforo the crowd knew
what had happenel, Murtln, who Is six
feet tall and a former football player,
bad landed squarely on the assassin's
shoulders and had borne him to the
ground. He threw his right arm about tho
man's neck with a deathlike grip and
with his left arm, seized the hand that
held the revolver. In another second he
bad disarmed him.
Colonel Roosevelt stood calmly looking
on, as though nothing had happened. Mar
tin picked up the man as though ho werea
child and carried him the few feet which
separated them from tho car, almost to
the side of the colonel.
'Here he Is," said Martin, "look at him,
colonel." All this happened within a few
second and Colonel RooBevelt stood gaz
ing rather curiously at the man who at
tempted his life before the stunned crowd
realized what was going on. Then a howl
of rage went up.
Lynch him! Kill hlmt" crlod a
hundred men. The crowd pressed 'n
on them and Martin and Captain Ol
rard, who had followed Martin over
the side of the automobile, wero
caught with their prisoner In the
midst of a struggling throng of mad
dened men. It seemed for the mo
ment that he would be torn to pieces
y the Infuriated men, and It was Col
onel Roosevelt himself wno Inter
vened In his behalf.
ROOSEVELT SAVES THE MAN.
He raised his hand and motioned to
the crowd to fall back. "Stop, stop!"
he cried, ."stand back; don't hurt him."
The men In the crowd at first were
not disposed to heed his words but at
length fell hack and permitted Martin
and Olrard to carry the man Into the
hotel. After a short struggle, the as
sassin gave up and was carried with
out resistance out of the reach of the
"Are you hurt, colonel?" a hundred
voices called out.
"Oh, no," he responded with a
smile. "Missed me that time. I'm
not hurt a bit."
I think we'd better be going on,"
he said to the other members of hrs
party, "or we will bo late."
No one In the party Including Col
onel Roosevelt himself entertained the
tllghtest notion that the colonel had been
shot. He felt no shock or pain at the
time and It was assumed that the bullet
went wild. As soon ns Colonel Roosevelt
had assured himself that the assassin was
safe In thu hands of the police, he gave
orders to drive on to the Auditorium.
They had driven hardly one of the four
blocks from thu hotel to the Auditorium
when John McOratli, another of Colonel
Roosevelt's secretaries, uttered a sharp
exclamation and pointed to the colonel's
"Look, colonel," he said, "there Is a
hole In your overcoat."
Colonel Roosevelt looked down, saw the
hole, then unbuttoned the big brown
army coat which he was wearing and
thrust his hand beneath It. When he
withdrew It, his fingers were stained with
Colonel Roosevelt was not at all dis
mayed by his discovery.
"It looks as though I had been hit," he
said, "but I don't think It Is anything se
rious." Dr. Scurry Terrell of Dallas, Texas,
Colonel Roosevelt's physician, who had
entered the automobile Just before it
started off, Insisted that the colonel re
turn to the hotel. He would not hear of
It, however, and tho car was driven on
to the Auditorium.
As soon as they reached the building
Colonel Roosevelt was taken Into a
dressing room and his outer garments
were removed. Dr. Terrell with the help
of Dr. John Stratton of Milwaukee and
Dr. S. S. Sorenson of Racine, Wis., who
were In tne auaience ana came 10 me
dressing room on a call from the plat
form, made a superficial examination of
the wound. They agreed that It was Im
possible to hazard a guess as to the ex
tent of the colonel's Injuries and that
he should by all moans go at onco to a
WILL SPEAK OR DIE, HE SAYS.
"I will deliver this speech or die, one
or the other," was the colonel's reply
Despite the protests of his physicians
the colonel strode out of the dressing
room and on to the stage. A large crowd,
packed Into the big building, cheered
loudly as ho entered and without a word
to Indicate what had happened went to
his seat. For several minutes, the crowd,
no man of whom suspected that the
colonol bore a bullot In his body, kept
up Its cheering.
Then Mr. CochcnB stopped to the front
of the platform and held up, his hand.
There war something In his manner
which had Its effect upon tho crowd
and tho cheering died suddenly away.
"I have something to tell you," said
Mr. Cochens, "and I hope you will re
ceive the news with calmness,"
His voice shook as he spoke and a
deathlike stillness settled over the
"Colonol Roosovelt has been shot. He
He spoke In a low tone, but such was
the stillness that every one heard him.
A cry of astonishment and horror went
up from the crowd which was thrown
Into confusion In an Instant. Mr.
Cochens turned and looked Inquiringly
at Colonel Roosevelt.
"Tell us, ure you hurt?" Men and
women shouted wildly.
COLONEL QUIETS THE CROWD.
Colonel Roosevelt roso and walked to
the edge of the platform to quiet tho
crowd. He raised his hand and InBtanUy
there was silence. "It's true," he said.
Then slowly he unbottonod his coat and
placed his hand on his breast Those in
the front of the crowd could catch a
sight of the bloodstained garment. "I'm
going to ask you to bo very quiet," said
Colontl Roosevelt, "aul pleas excusq
mo from making you a very long speech.
I'll do the best I can but you seo thers
Is a bullet In my body. Rut It's nothing.
I'm not' hurt badly."
A sigh of relief went up from tho
crowd and then an outburst of tumultuout
cheering. Thoroughly reassured by the
colonel's action that ho was In no serious
danger the people settled back Into thulr
scats to hear his speech.
Colonel Roosovelt began to speak In t
firm votco, somewhat lower than Its usual
tone and except that his characteristic
gestures were loss emphatic than usual,
thero was nothing about the man tc
Indicate his condition. After he had beer
speaking a few moments, however, hli
voice sank somowhat and ho seemed tc
stand rather unsteadily Dr. Terrell and
Colonel Lyon stepped up to him and tht
doctor Insisted that ho stop.
INSISTS ON CONTINUING.
"I'm going to finish this speech," said
the colonel emphatically. "I'm all right;
let mo alone."
Dr. Terrell and Colonel Lyon sat down
again. The colonel continued his speech
evidently with Increasing effort, hut he
succeeded In making himself heard, and
talked for more than an hour. Then h
was rushed to his automobile and flashed
through the streeta to tho Emergency
The operating room had been pliced
In readiness to receive Colonel Roos
velt nnd bIx of tho leading surgeonj
of Milwaukee were awaiting his ar
rlvnl, Colonel Roosevelt was undressed
and placed upon tho operating tabW
although he Insisted that he was not
badly hurt and that tho doctors were
taking it too seriously.
An examination of tho wound show.
ed that it had ben made by a butlet
of large size. It entered the fleshy
part of the right breast, naif way bo
twecn the collar bono and lower rib.
The physlclnns found that they knew
no more 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 whal
depth the missile had penetrated
While he was waiting for the X-r.i;-machine.
Colonel Roosovelt sat up oi
the operating table and talked poli
tics and Joked with the physicians.
PRISONER A NEW YORKER.
In tho meantime, hidden away In on
Inner room In the police station Col
onel Roosevelt's assailant was being
submitted to a rigid examination. Hi!
refused stubbornly to give an account
of himself, nnd would say nothing
except that "I will tell you to-morrow."
After a long siege, however, the pollc
forced from him the statement that h
was John Schrenk of 370 East 10th street,
Clippings found In the man's pockets
showed that he had studied Colone'
Roosevelt's Itinerary carefully, with the
evident Intention of selecting the place
at which he might accomplish what h
had In mind.
It was said at the Gllpatrick Hotel
that, while Colonel Roosovelt was al
dinner, a short dark man about 40 years
old made four attempts to gain admis
sion to the dining room, being turned
away each time.
Those who saw him said that he bore
no resemblance to Schrenk. From thli
circumstance tho report gained currency
that two men wore engaged In the at
tempt to take Colonel Roosevelt's life.
The police to-night were unable to gain
any evidence to bear out the theory.
ASSAILANT ADMITS CRIME.
The would-be assassin Is five tiet
five Inches In height, weighs 170
pounds, light complexion, bald, fairly
well dressed. He confessed to the
polrce that he fired the shot and made
the remark: "Any man looking for a
third term ought to be shot."
A written proclamation found In the
clothing of the man who did the shoot
Sept. 15, 1912:
Sept. IB, 1901, 1:30 a. m. In a dream
I saw President McKlnley set up In a
Monk's attire In whom I recognized
Theodore Roosevelt. Tne President
said: 'This Is my murderer avenge my
"September 12, 1912, 1:30 a. m., whllg
writing a poem, some one tapped me on
the shoulder and said: 'Let not a mur
derer take the presidential chair. Avengt
"I could plainly sea Mr. McKinley'i
"Before the Almighty God, I swear thli
above writing Is nothing but the truth."
Another note found In the man's pocket
"So long as Japan could rise to th
greatest power of the world despite het
surviving tradition more than 2,000 years
old as General Nogl so nobly demon
strated, it is the duty of the United States
of America to uphold the third term
tradition. Let every third termer bo re
garded as a traitor to the American cause.
Let It be the right and duty of every
citizen to forcible remove a third termer.
Never let a third term party emblem ap
pear on the official ballot.
"I am willing to die for my country
Ood has called me to be his Instrument
so help me God.
(Written In German).
"A strong tower Is our Ood."
MRS. ROOSEVELT INFORMED.
New York, Oct. 14. Mrs. ThoJor
Roosovelt was attending a musifal
comedy at a Broadway theatre to
night at the time the attempt was b
Ing made upon her husband's life in
Milwaukee. The news whs broken tc
her as she sat m 'a box with a party
of frlendB at tho theatre.
In fear that the announcement it
the attempted assassination might bo
made from tho stage and bo an un
necessarily groat shock to the colonel'i
wife, George W. Perkins, chairman of
the executive committee of the Na
tional Progressive party, who was
among the first to receive tho news,
had despatched a messenger to Mrs
Although assurances were given in
the first despatches that the colonel
had not been seriously wounded, Mrs.
Roosevelt was alarmed and Immedi
ately loft tho theatre, driving to the
headquarters of the national progres
sive committee In the Hotel Manhat
tan. Here she awaited nnxlously fur
ther details from Milwaukee.
President Taft and Governor Wil
son were among others to bo quickly
advised of tho attempted assassination
of Colonel Roosovelt. Tho President
was In attendance at a banquet which
the mayor of tho city was giving to.
night to the President, the members of
his cabinet, 600 naval officers and sev
eral distinguished citizens, when tht
nnu'9 vnn rommi caieu 10 nun. u
wa(( eVdont that tho report fell ifjiof
tho President's oars as a greai mow,
He declined at first to make any state
ment, being apparently reluctant tt
credit the report.
TAFT IS VERY SORRY.
Later as the news wos confirmed th
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