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IN HOUR OF GREAT PERIL COL ROOSEVELT PROVES 1* MAN
No man facing death can lie. On the brink of eternity, a God-given instinct compels honesty in the human heart compels a man to be honest with himself, honest with his fellows.
It is on this basis that we must judge Theodore Roosevelt now. And Roosevelt's speech and actions as the shot of the assassin's gun rang in his ears, as the leaden bullet pierced his breast, prove be
yond human doubt his sincerity, his almost superhuman courage, his greatness.
The Times has said many kind things about Roosevelt since he cast his lot with the people and so fearlessly championed their cause. Today the Times feels like repeating all these things, and the Times
believes that all Taeoma will join with the Times in so doing.
For plain, unaffected bravery, the way Roosevelt met the assassin's attempt towers above the way any public; man ever before faced death. In the hour of great peril, no man could have acted the part
of man better than he.
Roosevelt saw the flash of the madman's gun calmly, without fear; viewing his own blood from a wound no one knew how serious, he spoke to a vast and excited audience bravely, without a show of the
melodramatic, boldly,' yet without malice, \yithout complaint, but with caution, with sincerity, and with love
Here's to you, Theodore Roosevelt. You are a man.
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FENWAY PARK, BOSTON,
Oct. 16. —By muffing an easy fly
ball in the tenth round, Fred
Suodgrass today cost New York
the championship of the world
and Christy Mathewson one of his
greatest games. The Red Sox,
hopelessly beaten, rallied again in
the face of this ghastly break by
the Giants' outfielder, and finally
fought' their way across by the
margin of & run, where, with good
support Mathewson would have
drawn a shut-out. It was a heart
breaking battle for the Old Mas
ter, who stood through the game,
through uncertain support as only
a marvel of heart, brain and arm
could have stood.
There never was a game in the
world kicked away as this one
was in the most dramatic finish
ever staged. The Giants, by clean
slugging, had mauled Bedient and
Wood for two runs with Murray
leading each aw=ault. The last
run came in the tenth when Mur
ray and Merkle tore into Wood
for doubles and put their people
in front again.-
New YcrK scored their first run
in the third inning when Devore
hiked to first on four wide ones
and reached second on Doyle's
sacrifice. A beautiful double by
Murray gave Devore a scoring
chance, which he grabbed.
New York: Devore out, Wag
ner to Stahl. Doyle out, Wagner
to Stahl. Snodgrass walked. Snod-
grass safe at second when Wag
ner dropped Cady's throw to
catch him stealing. Murray out,
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Gardner to Stahl. No runs.
Boston: Hooper out to Merkle
unassisted. Yerkes fanned. Speak
er singled to right and reached
second when Doyle fumbled De
vore's throw. Lewis fanned. No
New York: Merkle fanned.
Herzog filed to Speaker. Meyers
safe on Gardner's fumble. Fletch
er singled to center. Cady's throw
to Wagner caught Meyers off sec
ond but Wagner fumbled, Meyers
reaching third. Fletcher took
second. Mathewson flied to
Speaker. No runs.
Boston: Gardner walked. Stahl
forced Gardner, Doyle to Fletcher.
Wagner singled to left on a hit
and run play. Stahl was held on
second. Cady filed to Merkle.
Bedient out, Doyle to Merkle. No
New York: Devore walked.
Doyle out, Gardner to Stahl. De
vore on second. Snodgrass out
to Stahl unassisted. Devore took
third on the play. Murray dou
bled to left center, scoring De
vore. Merkle out, Wagner to
Stahl. One run.
Bogton: Hooper out, Doyle to
'Merkle. Yerkes out, Mathewson
to Merkle. Speaker fanned. No
New York: Herzog doubled to
left. Meyers out, Gardner to
Stahl, Herog taking third. Counts
for a sacrifice. Fletcher filed to
Gardner. Mathewson flied to
Hooper. No runs.
Boston: Lewis out, Fletcher to
Merkle. Gardner doubled to
center, but was out at third try
ing to stretch it, Snograss to
Doyle to Herzog. Stahl fanned.
New York: Devore singled to
Infield. Devore out stealing,
Cady to Wagner. Doyle filed to
Hooper. Snodgraas singled to
left. Murray fouled to Cady. No
Boston: Wagner filed to Mur-_
ray. Cady filed to Murray. Be
dient filed to Devore. No runs.
New York: Merkle tiled to
Hooper. Herzog out, Wagner to
Stahl.] Meyers walked. Fletch
er- fanned. No runs.
Boston: Hooper popped to
Merkle. Yerkes singled to right.
Speaker walked. Lewis forced
Speaker, Fletcher to Doyle,
Yerkes ta*ln,g third. Yerkes
caught off third, Meyers to Math
ewson to Herzog. No runs.
New York: Mathewson singled
to center. Devore forced Mathew
sou, Bedient to Wagner. Doyle
filed to Wagner. Devore stole
second. Snoilgrass out, Wagner
to Stahl. No runs.
Boston: Gardner flied to Snod
grass. Slahl singled to left.
Wagner walked. Cady flied to
Fletcher. Hendrickson batting
for Bedient. Hendrickson dou
bled to left, scoring Stahl, Wag
ner reaching third. Hooper flied
to Snodgrass. One run.
New York: Wood succeeded
Bedient in the box for Boston.
Murray grounded to Stahl unas
slsred. Merkle out, Yerkes to
Stahl. Herzog singled to right.
Meyers out, Yerkes to Stahl. No
- Boston: Yerkes out, Herzog
to Merkle, Mathewson getting an
assist. Speaker out, Doyle to
Merkle. Lewis out, Fletcher to
Merkle. No runs.
New York: McCormick bat
ting for Fletcher, flied to Lewis.
Mathewson fanned. Devore walk
ed. Doyle out, Yerkes to Stahl.
Boston: Shafer replaced Fletch
er for New York at short. Gard
ner filed to Snodgraßs. Stahl
doubled to left. Wagner filed
to Devore. Cady filed to Mur
ray. No runs.
New York: Snodgrass out,
Wood to Stahl. Murray doubled
to left field bleachers. Merkle
singled to center and on Speakers
fumble Murray scored, Merkle
taking second. Herzog fanned.
Meyers out, Yerkes to Stahl. One
Boston: Eagle, hatting for
Wood, took second on Snodgraas'
muff of his high fly. Hooper
Hied to Snodgrass. Yerkes walk
ed. Speakers singled to right,
scoring Eagle, Yerkes taking
third. Speaker took second on
the throw in. Lewis walked fill-
Ing the bases. Gardner filed to
Devore, scoring Yerkes. Two
:v- RKMisarhisß OLD FEUD. f-i~s
1 - NEW " YORK, V Oct. 16. —Mr.
and Mrs. Bellamy Store'r "% were
aboard the steahfsntp Rolterd'&in,
which | arrived today, jp Mr. Storer
was formerly ambassador to Aus
tria-Hungary. ?f and J the J| Storer-
Roosevelt; correspondence |is| not
forgotten. "I have not a word to
say," he said, "except to announce
tliat anotlier Taft h*»:»*
TACOMA, WASHINGTON,WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1912.
R BH PO A E
Devore, rf 1 1 3 0 0
Doyle, 2b 0 0 1 5 1
Snodgrass, cf . . 0 1 4 1 1
Murray, If .... 1 2 3 0 0
Alerkle, lb 0 1 10 0 0
Herzog, 3b .... 0 2 2 1 0
Meyers, c 0 0 4 1 0
Fletcher, ss .. . 0 1 2 3 0
Mathewson, p . 0 1 0 3 0
*McCormick ... 0 0 0 0 0
Shafer, ss 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 2 9 29 14 2
•McCo-rmick batted in ninth
R BH PO A E
Hooper, rf .. . . 0 0 3 0 0
Verkes, 2b .... 1 1 0 4 0
Speaker, cf .. . . 0 2 2 0 1
Lewis, If 0 0 1 0 0
Gardner, 3b ... 0 1 1 3 1
Stahl, lb 1 2 15 0 0
Wagner, ss .. . . 0 1 3 5 2
Cady, c 0 0 5 1 0
Bedient, p 0 0 0 1 0
'Henricksen .. . 0 1 0. 0- 0
Wood, p 0 0 0. 1 0
**Engle 1 0 .0 0 0
Totals .... ..3 8' 30 15' 4
•Henricksen batted for Bedient
in seventh. ,
♦"Engle batted for Wood In
SCORE BY INNINGS.
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New York 0010030001—2 9 2
Boston ...0000001002—3 8 4
Pitched—By Bedient ,7, by
Wood 3, by Matbewson 9 2-3.
Hits —Off edient G, off Wood 3,
off Mathewson 8. Two base hits
—Murray 2, Herzog, Gardner,
Henricksen, Stahl. Sacrifice hits
—Meyers. Stolen bases —Snod-
grass, Devore. Left on bases—
New York 13, Boston 6. Base on
balls—Off Bedient 3, off Mathew
son 5, off Wood 1. Struck out —
By Mathewson 4, by Bedient 2,
by Wood 1.
School ma'ams and "profs"
from every corner of Pierce coun
ty met today tor the first session
of institute at the First Presby
terian church. The program
named Superintendent H.' t ft,'.Cbx
as chairman «nd Herbert G. Lull,
U. of W., as first speaker. Gram
mar and intermediate sections
t^ave been assigned the o,ld mus
eum rjora at the court house a*
their meetfng place. The inatl
tute will continue three days.
*] BOPHI A~f Oct. 16.— Bulgaria,
Servta '( and Q recce |f iureM. today
drafting/joint; ultimatum to Tur
itey,aa a f flna.l move before declar
ation of war.
FIRST MEMBER OF FAMILY TO
REACH BEDSIDE OF ROOSEVELT
J " AIJCE ROOSEVELT I/ONGWORTH.
. f Alice Roosevelt Longworth, wife of Congressman Longworth and
eldest daughter of Col. Roosevelt, was the first.' member of his fam
lljr to reach him after lie .was wounded. Mrs. Longworth reached
Chicago early yesterday and spent the day and evening with her
tgttier. \ ... -■>. _. , • ; ■ •
MRS. ROOSEVELT ARRIVES
HURRIES TO THE HOSPITAL
(Ilj- United Press Leased \7»r«».)
CHICAGO, Oct. 16. — Mrs.
Theodore Roosevelt, accompanied
by her son and daughter, Theo
dore, jr., and Miss Ethel Roose
velt, and Dr. Lambert, arrived
here this morning from New YorK
on the Twentieth Century limit
ed. They left the train at Engle
wood, where Mrs. Longworth met
them. They hurried to the hos
pital, where they were admitted
to the colonel's room without de
lay. The family was closeted
alone with the colonel.
Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, who
Is at the bedside of her husband,
receive da message of sympathy
HODGE AND WARBURTON
DRAW GREAT CROWD
(By rnltod Press leased Wire.)
WOODLAND, Wash., Oct. IC.
—"They say I spoiled the office
of sheriff of King county, the
best paying political Job there,
until I went In and cut out the
graft, and I want to also tell you
I am going to spoil the office of
governor for gr»fters after No
vember 5,". said Bob Hodge, pro
gressive candidate for governor,
to a crowded opera bouse here
last night. •
Both Hodge and Congressman
Warbiirton spoke. Hodge also
spoke yesterday at Kalama where
Govnor Teats also addressed the
A thousand cheering, excited fans watched the last game
of the World's series today as It was played on th« Times score
The crowd packed the street, listening to the megaphone
phone announcements and watching closely the plays in each
inning M they, coming direct by United Press Leased wire, were
placed on the score board diamond.
There was not a whit less enthusiasm here than In Boston
where the game was actually in progress—there couldn't have
been; it would- have been an impossibility.
from Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife
of the democratic candidate for
president. Other telegrams re
ceived from Cardinal Gibbons and
Lord Curzon, former British vice
roy of India.
CHICAGO, Oct. 16.—How Colo
nel Roosevelt feels toward John
Sohrank, the political fanatic,
whose bullet imbedded itself four
inches beneath the skin, was ex
pressed today by Philip Roosevelt,
a cousin of the former president
and his traveling companion.
Roosevelt, he said, Is not angry
with his assailant, but feels only
impatience toward the man who
attempted his life.
crowd. Hodge and Warburton
are getting big crowds every
where. There Is such a demand
from the people to hear Hodge
that Pacific county billed him for
seven speeches in one day. Lewie
county did about as well. Cow
litz is now being covered thor-
Warburton is getting a rousing
reception everywhere. His work
getting an appropriation for
Lewis river and for a snagboat
demonstrated his ability to get
action and the people here, in
cluding democrats and republi
cans, are for him.
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CHICAGO, Oct. —The following bulletin concerning the con
dition of Colonel Itoosevelt was issued nt l:;tu o'clock this after
noon from Mercy hospital.
"The put tent's temperature throughout Uie morning stood at
98.6. His pulse wm 00. Colonel IlooMevelt'a breathing U much
easier, und his general condition excellent."
MILWAUKKB, Oc(. 10.—A cfa«mic«l analysis of the bullets re
maining in the revolver with which John Schrank shot Colonel Itoose
velt showed today that the bullets had not been poisoned.
CHICAGO. Oct. I«. —The crisis in the condition of Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt, victim of a would-be assassin's bullet, will come
Friday. Xot until then, it was iidiuiftcd here this .afternoon by
Colonel Itoosevelt's physician, Dr. Scurry Terrell, could tue outcome
of tin- wound he determined. N
"If there is danger of hlood-poisoninK or lock-jaw," Dr. Terrell
said, "it will be indicated Friday by the presence of pus. If there
is no indication of pus then, the colonel will again be practically a
well man several days later. It is ini|M>ssible, of course, to forecast
developments, but there is nothing at present to indicate unfavor
able turn." i -
Dr. John Hen.jnniin Murphy, another of the physicians In attend*
ance on Itoosevelt, agreed with Dr. Terrell's diagnosis of the wound.
"Colonel Itoosevelt's respiration and tcmiH-rnture are normal,"
said Dr. Murphy. "All things considered, his condition could not be
Colonel Roosevelt spent last
evening reading and conversing
with his (laughter, Alice, the wife
of Congressman Nicholas Long
worth of Ohio. H© dropped off
to sleep at 9 o'clock, awaking an
hour and a half later, greatly re
freshed. Then he called for his
razor and shaved himself.
It's a 11.-i l iii.
"It's a habit I have acquired,"
he explained to the nurses. "Un
less 1 shaved myself before retir
ing I wouldn't he able to sleep."
The colonel shaved himself
while propped up in bed. Then
lie dropped off again into a rest
ful sleep for the remainder of
When Roosevelt awoke this
morning his first thought was of
the arrival of Mrs. Roosevelt and
the other members of his family.
He wanted his clothes prepared
co he could get out of bed and
greet his wife if the doctors would
permit. He appeared anxious to
DOCTORS TO EXAMINE MAN
(lly United T'rr-ss I,<:iM-ci Wire.)
MILWAUKEE, Wls., Oct. IC—
That John Sehrank, who shot
Colonel Roosevelt here Monday
night, i.s legally Bane is the state
ment here today of District At
"Sehrank has a perfect knowl
edge of right and wrong," declar
ed the prosecutor, and realizes
that he committed an illegal act.
TWO KINGS SEND MESSAGES
CHICAGO, Oct. 16.—King George of England today cabled the
following to Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt:
"I have been much concerned to hear of the dastardly uttack
on Colonel Roosevelt and trust he will speedily recover."
King Alfonso of Spain cabled today a note of sympathy to
Colonel Roosevelt. The former president said that he felt bully.
STEEL CASE SAVED COLONEL'S LIFE
CHICAGO, Oct. 10.—Dr. Murphy, Dr. Lambert and I»r. Hutch
insnn nil agreed now that Colonel Hoosevelt's life was saved by the
steel spectacle case which deflected the bullet, after It had cut
through his heavy overcoat ami the thick manuscript in his pocket.
(By United Tress Leased Wire.)
'NEW YORK, Oct. 16. —Alarm-
ed over the attempted assassina
tion of Theodore. Roosevelt and
fear that a fanatic might seek to
shoot the democratic nominee,
William G. McAdoo, vice chair
man of the democratic national
committee, today confirmed the
report that all of Governor Wood
row Wilson's campaign dates had
been cancelled except one. The
only engagement Wilson will keep
Is that which calls for a speech
at Madison Square Garden hero
(By United PrcH Ijeased Wire)
NEW YORK, Oct. 16—With
an unusually heavy guard around
him as a result of the shouting of
Colonel Roosevelt, President Taft
started from New York for Bev
lerly, Ma»s., hf« lumma home. \
have everything In readiness for
The colonel ate a hearty break
fast. After examining the patient
Dr. Murphy naiil there wae no
noticeable change in hie condi
Messages I'our In.
The physicians are having a
difficult task in keeping Colonel
Roosevelt quiet. He wants to
Invite everyone to hli room and
talk. Telegram* and cables of
sympathy are arriving at the hos
pital at an average of 100 an
hour. The doctors, however, are
permitting him to see bat few of
Dr. Woods HutcTilnson, an en
thusiastic Roosevelt man and a
medical writer of note, visited tne
colonel this morning, bringing a
message of sympathy and stood
wishes from New York progres
From a medical standpoint he
may have a slight aberration. He
will be given a fair and Impartial
Sehrank was permitted to cir
culate freely among the other
prisoners, with whom he discuss
ed his case.
District Attorney Zabel today
appointed three physicians to In
vestigate Schrank's sanity.
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