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First Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, Oct. 28 to Nov. 2
oosevelt Shot by a Cowardly, Would-Be Assassin
EICRATIC GABFEST IKES
VOTES FOR COL ROOSEVELT
STANDPAT SPELLBINDERS LAMBAST ROOSEVELT FOR THREE SOLID
HOURS AND SAY NOTHING MUCH ENTHUSIASM DISPLAYED BY
THE APPLAUSE COMMITTEE ON THE STAGE POOR MARCUS
SMITH, ARIZONA'S POLITICAL BENEFICIARY, IS PITIABLE FIGURE.
If any proof was needed to show campaign was Theodore Roosevelt
who the pie-counter Democrats fear j and the one man most feared hy Mr.
most, that proof was furnished at last Jones.
night's Democratic gabfest, when foi I The speaker misquoted Roosevelt
three solid hours the speakers lam- whenever it suited his purpose best,
basted Theodore Roosevelt as the" one ( notably so when he made Roosevelt
dangerous man in American politics, say he would never again be a candi
Foxy old Mark Smith, who has fed date, which were not the words used
at the public crib for lo these many by Roosevelt.
years, the corporation lawyer and the j Also. on numerous occasions in ref
employee of the Southern Pacific Co., erence to the joint statehood cam
proyed by his astonishing logic, to the paign of eiglit years ago. He sought
entire satisfaction of the officeholders to discredit Teddy in that connection,
on the platform, that only one man when everyone .who is fairminded
in America really favored the trusts and in possession of the facts knows
and corporations, and -that one man that Roosevelt did not even try to
uas Theodore Roosev'elt. And Mark influence the Arizona Republican par
had the proof, which was that George ty largely made up of'his own aiipoint-
W. Perkins had subscribed $15,000 to ( tees to support joint statehood.
Roosevelt's campaign fund out of his j Roosevelt expressed only his private
own private fortune and that Mr. Per- j opinion that joint statehood would be
kins himself favored the Progressive ( the only kind of statehood congress
pai ty and in fact, was the whole would give Arizona for years to come,
thing. Arizona was then, as npw, entirely
Poor old 'Mark has npt learned, or dominated by the big corporations and
isn't fair enough to admit the -truth, these big corporations were the big
that the Progressive party, or move-j factors in defeating joint statehood,
ment wasn't born with the nomination . and were mainly opposed to any kind
of Theodore Roosevelt at Chicago, but of statehood as long as it could be
it is an evolution that has been un-1 prevented by aid of such crafty poli
folding very rapidly during the pasi'ticians as Wiley T. Jones.
15 years, and for which Roosevelt isj Roosevelt knew full well that the'
more responsible than any other ono Arizona corporations were united
man. I against joint statehood for the rea-
The American people realize this, son that a large state, (like Texas for
hence their overwhelming support of
Roosevelt whenever given ' an oppor
tunity to express it at. the ballot box.
Mark Smith reflected in a typical
manner just what the politicians of all
the old parties feel, and that is, Theo
dore Roosevelt is against the whole
field, and he must be overwhelmed at
any cost. .
Mark Smith is the best argument
The Examiner knows of in . favor of
Congressman Carl Hayden in a very
short address really endeavored to 'iticians would fall into line. In thi?
give the people in the audience, who Captain Meeden was disappointed
were mostly Roosevelt Progressives ; and he soon fell in line with the bunch,
and Socialists, some idea of the rea-jwho opposed joint statehood, while
son for his candidacy and what hejV. W. Woodman, W. H. Lyon of the
had endeavored to do in Congress and j Yuma Valley, and the Editor of The
what he proposed to dp in the future,
if re-elected. He referred to the pro
posed national bridge ocress the Col
orado at Yuma and expressed the
opinion that Yuma
bridge all right
would get the
Mr. Hayden admitted that he was ,
for Wilson as the head of his ticket, '
but this surprised no one, as Mr. Hay
den is well known to be a program
His remarks were, on the "whole,
received very kindly by the people, al-
though he was not applauded as gen- Jones "was that Roosevelt, when at
erously by the "applause committee" ( Chicago, and the Taft forces had
on the stage as were the two speakers decided to back Hadley, and Borah
who followed him. Jwent to Colonel Roosevelt with a
Wiley T. Jones of Craham county . compromise, Col. Theodor Ropsevelt
was the real wind-jammer of the even-j did not say that he wanted the nomin
ing, and the way he did puncture ation for himself, as Mr. Jones stated,
the atmosphere was a fright to listen j But he said he would never agree to
to. and about half of the audience a compromise, the nature of which was
didn't listen, but wended their way ( known to all the Progressives, and
out of the hall. nine-tenths of them followed Roosevelt
Mr. Jones talked Roosevelt for one out of the Republican party on that
hour and, a half, and convinced even issue.
the few Democrats present that the Yet another misstatement made by
one paramount issue of the present Mr. Jones was that Roosevelt offered
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In the Superior Court pf the County
of Yuma, State of Arizona.
In the matter of the Estate of, Mary
Clymer, Deceased; Notice to. Cred
itors. Notice is hereby given by the un
dersigned, administratrix of the Es
tate of Mary Clymer, deceased, to the
creditors of and a.11 persons having
claims against the said deceased, to
exhibit such claims with the neces
sary vouchers, within ten months aft
er the first publication of this notice,
to the said executrix, at the office of
her attorney, Clement H. Colman,
Main street, Yuma, Arizona, which
said office the undersigned selects as
her place of business in all matters
connected with the estate of Mary
MARY VANCE BLACKERBY,
instance) would be much harder for
them to control than a state" small in
population would be.
Roosevelt .made no fight to force the
joint statehood, and gracefully gave
way 'to the wishes of the people of
Arizona in the mater.
Many astute politicians of Yuma
prominent among them being Captain
Meeden, informed the editor of The
Examiner that joint statehood would
carry because Teddy would come
down with the "big stick" and the pol
Examiner were among the very few
who refused to desert joint statehood
the administration measure and
the vote in Yuma resulted in 200 for,
and 300 against it, whereas at. the be
ginning of the campaign scarcely a
man was found in Yuma who favored
joint statehood. s
As in the present campaign, at the
outset all the big newspapers, Repub
lican and Democratic, were lined up
with the corporations of the territory.
Another misstatement made by Mr.
Administratrix of the Estate of Mary
Dated Yuma, Arizona, October 10,
1912 four weeks.
POLL 0 F JHEVETEBANS
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15. The eng
thusiasm with which the old soldiers
are rallying to the support of Roose
velt and Johnson and the Progressive
cause generally is pretty clearly in
dicated by a poll of the Fifth precinct
of the soldiers' home. There are 163
voters in this precinct, and of these
147 have announced themselves for
Roosevelt. Six have declared them
selves for Taft, three are Socialists,
and seven are Democrats.
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The Country Is Paralyzed
WOULD-BE ASSASSIN IS A FORMER NEW YORK SALOONKEEPER,
NAMED JOHN SCHENK, WHO HAD DOGGED ROOSEVELT OVER
MANY STATES AWAITING AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMIT MOST
DASTARDLY CRIME HIS AIM WAS TRUE, AND "ROOSEVELT
LUCK" ALONE PREVENTED A NATIONAL CALAMITY.
CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 11:10 a.
m. (Special to The Yuma Ex
aminer), Roosevelt is now In
the Mercy hospital here, and
he will undergo an X-ray exam-'
ination. The wound is three
inches deep over the tenth rib,
the bullet resting at the bot
tom of the wound. Colonel
Roosevelt was able to walk
from the train to the ambu
lance which conveyed him to
the hospital. Every precaution
will be- taken to guard against
blood-poisoning. His physi
cians do not regard the wound
as likely to result seriously.
Shot and sorely wounded by a
cowardly assassin as he was about to
leave his hotel, for the Auditorium m
Milwaukee last evening where thous-
ands of people were awaiting his ar-
rival Theodore Roosevelt turned to'
look at the assassin who had been
felled by Colonel Cecil Lyon of Texas,
and said, "Don't hurt him, I'm all
The assassin had wedged his way
through the. crowd and was close to
Colonel Roosevelt when he drew a
.32-calibre pistol and aimed straight
for the heart, but Providence and
"Roosevelt luck" caused the leaden
missive to strike a package of manu-
script in Col. Roosevelt's pocket from.
when it glanced and hit a rib and
embedded itself at the base of the
Rpoiii Pninnoi p.nn t vnn f
as,' who is accompanying Roosevelt
on this trip, was Elbert H.. Martin,
the Colonel's stenographer and Cap-
tain Alfred O. Gerrard of Colorado,
one of the Colonel's Rough Riders,
who quickly overpowered the would-be
assassin and threw him to the ground.
and prevented him firlne a second
shot which he fully intended to do.
The assassin was pounced upon by
" WILL TROT
IN STATE FAIR RACES
PHOENIX, Oct. 14. Word has been
received here that William Durfee, the
well known horseman, expects to bring
Manrico, his world's record-breaking
three-year-old trotter, to Phoenix, 'to
participate in the race program ar
ranged for the First Annual Arizona
State Fair. Manrico can rightfully be
considered the head of the stable that
Horseman Durfee is racing this year
and his presence in Phoenix assures
some speedy trotting.
At Lexington a few days ago Man-
rnn wno rohirnoH fv,Q ttti n nai nf fv.
Kentucky Futurity trotting classic,
valued at $14,000, after six gruelling '
heats. In the last heat of this race
in which Baldy McGregor took the
lead of Rythmell and Manrico was held
well in the rear of the leader and it
was thought he would not have any
chance to get up in time to win the
The Ohio Farm Journal has made up a poll on the political situation.
"While it is too early to tell, the indications are that there will be some
surprises the morning after the 'votes are counted. During the three weeks
previous to the closing of our forms for the October issue, the following
straw votes were taken: Roosevelt'3G2, Taft, 58; Wilson, 151."
With a record of 65 years as a Democrat, Lieutenant-Colonel Wm. J. Wal
lace of Philadelphia, has announced
"I've been voting the Democratic
S6 now. Roosevelt is ahead of the
Here are two straw votes from Illinois:
Illinois Watch Company, in Sangamon county, 111.: 230 for Roosevelt, 80
for Taft, 70 for Wilson, 12 for Debs.
Sangamon Electric Company: 66 for Roosevelt, 29 for Wilson, 9 for Taft, and
9 for Debs. 1
A poll of the passengers on board
railroad was taken a day or two .ago.
signed with the following result: Theodore Roosevelt, 92; William H. Taft, I
30;Woodrow Wilson, 58; Eugene V.
The Southwest demands a bridge across the Colorado even, if party .politics
must be neglected to get it. -yi&-'?y"
a large crowd and dragged into thp
0( kitchen of the Gilpatrick hotel. Col.
0( Roosevelt sat back in his car while
O an immense crowd yelled at him. He
O said to them, "My good friends, 1
Oam not hurt, and I am going to the
O Auditorium to speak. . Good luck to
O The, ex-president did not feel the
Of bullet until he had reached the Audi
CD torium when he felt a sting in his
O right side. He instantly placed his
O j hand," upon the bullet. Dr. Terrell, the
O Colonel's physician, who is traveling
ojwith him, made a hasty examination
O and said that he was not seriously
o Though sufferings in great pain
O the Colonel insisted upon mak
O ing his speech. Henrv Cochems. t.h(
Bull Moose leadin in Wisconsin, broke
the news of the shooting to the await
ing crowd. When Roosevelt came up
on the staee he receivd n treimpnrlmi
ovation He spoke ft half hour) then
he'was hurried to his automobile and
rushed to the hospital where a half
dozen .Physicians made an examina
tion but failed to locate the bullet
At midnight last night a bulletin
was issued from the emergency hos
pital saying that Colonel Roosevelt's
wound was superficial a flesh wound
no evidences of injury to
The Colonel's condition was so good
that the physicians allowed him to
continue on his journey in his privatt
car to Chicago where he was placed
under surgical care at the Mercy hos
Alie woum-oe muraerer, at tne mii
waukee Police station gave his name
as John Schenk, address as 370 East
Tenth street, New- York City, ai
which address h& had formerly kep
, The assassin gave, evidence by i
memorandum found upon his person
that he had been following Roosevelt
around over the country.
He had his schedule, the first place
where he had been with Roosevelt
was at Charleston, South Carolina, on
September 23." ,s
heat and the race. When the contest-
jants turned into the stretch, Manrico
j moved up with a rush and after a
mile brush won the heat by beating
Baldy McGregor to the wire. The time
j in this heat was 2:07, which is a new
I world's mark for the sixth heat of a
race. Tins also was the rastest six
heats ever trotted
PUSS DIVISION DAILY
TUCSON, Oct. 14. Assistant Super
intendent T. H. Kruttschnitt of the
Sbuthern Pacific, has returned from a
trip over the division. He finds busi-
An average of from 350 to 400 cars
are Passing over me nne uauy.
LADY EVANGELIST TONIGHT
The evangelistic services continue
at the Baptist church every evening,
Hear Mrs. Hermiston tonight.
his .intention to vote for Col. Roosevelt
ticket ever since I was 21 'and I am
two old parties.
He is the only real
the Spring Valley express of the Erie
Voting cards were passed around and
W. F. McCOMBS, DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN, TESTIFIES BEFORE
COMMITTEE McCOMBS PAID THE EARLY EXPENSES OUT OF
HIS OWN POCKET SAYS THE GREATER PART OF THE FUNDS
COLLECTED WERE SPENT FOR "PUBLICITY."
WASHINGTON, Oct 14. William Ohio, manager of the national Dem
F. McCombs of New York, chairman ' ocratic. committee; Judge Alton B.
of the national democratic committee, I Parker JosIah Quincy of Maasachu
. TJ A1 . , , t! setts, Roger Sullivan of Illinois and
told the Clapp commission investi- , ,
i Fred C. Penfield of Pennsylvania were
gating . campaign funds today that the other witnesses to testify today.
$208,000 had been contributed to thej While his' prepared.atatement detail
fund this year in behalf of Governor ed only $193,565, Mr. McCombs said
Wilson's nomination. the total expenses for the campaign
"I began this campaign for Govern- had amounted to $208,193, He said
. ,,,. that represented all the money ex-
or Wilson m May, 191V he said. "For veQ and
the first. month or two the campaign iC0llecte(i and disbursed to his
was aireciea irom my own ouice, ana
I paid the expenses out of my own
nocket. Then I astahlished hpadauar-
cers in New York. I think I spent:?85'000 credIted to "Cleveland Dodge
about $10,000 myself." - and friends" Mr- McCombs produced
Here Mr. McCombs produced a list a letter from Mp- Dodge &vinZ the
of contributors to the Wilson fund. contributora as followa: Edward G
Following are the principal pre-con-vention
Frederick C. Penfield, $12,000; .Wil
liam F. McCombs, $11,000; Charles N.
Smith, $1,000; Charles R. Crane, $10,
000; H. J. Barrett, $2,500; F. B.
Robert, $2,500; George E. Handel, $2,- erU PUDiicity.
300; R. Magill, $2,500; Abram J. Eikus.i "We had to acquaint the people of
$12,500; Harvey Thomas, $6,000; Jas. the United States with Governor Wil
D. Ptielan, $1,000; Daniel Fellows son," he said, "and a wide campaign
Platt, $2,500; Henry Morgenthau, $20,- of education was necessary.
000; Cleveland H. Dodge and Prince- j "There is not a dollar in that state
.on friends, $85,800; Irving T. Bush, ment which reflects any promise, ex
$1,000; Joseph F. Guffey, a Princeton pressed or implied, on my part No.
friend of William F. MoCombs, $L850; "representations were made to anyone
Samuel Untermyer, $7,000; collected ( to induce him to contribute except
hrough William G. McAdoo, $3,600, that this country needs a man like
hof which amount Jacob Schieff gave
Mr. McCombs testified that the $12,-
iH)u credited to Frederick (J. Penfield
wall all of the money that said contrib-
ator had given. Senator Dixon of the
Roosevelt forces had testified he had
understood Mr. Penfield had made
'huge contributions." "
Senator John H. Bankhead, mana
ger x)l the Underwood campaign; Lieu
enant Governor Hugh L. Nichools, of
DEFENDED PRES. TAFT
The stahdpat Democratic speakers
last night couldn't refrain every now
and then from a defense of the G. O.
P., which- was regularly followed by
an apoldgy that a Republican speech
was not intended.
One speaker, Wiley T. Jones,
thought it even necessary to continu-
ally inform , the audience that he was
delivering a Democratic speech. Most
of the audience thought it merely a
vituperation of Theodore Roosevelt
and Mr. Jones' two hour talk would
have done full justice to Harlan andj
Bede as his line of bull con also that
of Mark' Smith was about the same
as that delivered by those followers
of the Bull Moose.
VIRGINIA NOT LEASED
Jennie Meade and Miss Vir-
ginia Meade have requested The Ex-
aminer to state that they have not
leased the Virginia House, as report
ed several days ago.
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j Word comes from Charles H. Hichborn, for sixteen years treasurer of the
' Republican State Committee in Maine, that he has resigned and has informed
'his former' coalleagues that from now on he is "going to be unhampered in
his support of Colonel Roosevelt.
A straw vote taken on. board the Newark branch train of the Erie railroad
leaving Patterson at 5:30 a. m. one morning this week brought these results
which were cheered when they were announced: Taft, 2; Wilson,. 10; Roove
On board a special train carrying visitors to the Pennsylvania State- Col
lege one day this week a straw vote brought these results: Roosevelt, 191;
Wiison, 121; Taft, 37; Debs, 9; Chafin, 9. r
With a Ralph Cameron in congress
this year. Send Robert S. Fisher to
Let the fight against Judge Sloan rest
some needed legislation at Washington.
Vote for Fisher this year. The people of Arizonacan vote for Hayden
who is a perpetual candidate any old time.
Partisanship is a thing of the past. Arizonans are demanding constructive
statesmanship the kind that does things. Look up Ralph Cameronte record,
and compare it with the record of our present representatives In congress.
Questioned about the contribution of
aneidon, $i,uuu; Thomas Jones, $10,-
000; David B. Jones, $10,500;. Cyrus
H. McCormick, $12,500, and Cleveland
S. Dodge, $51,500.
1 Mr. McCombs said the greaterr.part
of "his funds were expended for gen-
Wilson for President of the United
Thomas Ryan was mentioned today
'as a contributor to two Democratic
presidential compaign funds before
the senate committee. Xiieutenant
Governor Hugh L. Nichols . of Ohio,
said Mr. Ryan, gave $77,000 to Gov
ernor Harmon's fund ami Senator
Bankhead credited Mr. Ryan with
$35,000 contributed to the Underwood
NOBODY DOUBTS MR.
Wiley T. Jones said last night at
the Democratic meeting that as be
tween Roosevelt or Debs brands of So
cialism, he preferred the Debs brand.
And why not? The Roosevelt brand
has the endorsement of the American
people, while the Debs brand has but
feeble support and no chance to win.
' The great Democratic donkey which
has fought from time Immemorial to.
"get in" had what looked like . a
chance this year until Roosevelt
threw his hat in the ring.
THE DEMOCRATIC ISSUE
The standpat Democrats have
case before the American people
There Is but one issue from their
standpoint and that issue is Theodore
Roosevelt. The remarks of the Hon.
Mark Smith and .Wiley T. Jones at the
Zeller theatre last night prove this
You want to hug some children, and
slap others. '
"They can't kill Teddy.
Yuma would have had a bridge built
congress and something will be done.
awhile if necessary to put through
The Yuma bridge for instance.