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But Not Radical.
The Only New York
Republican Paper.
V"1 TAX 1IV 24,07.*,.
To-?la.v and tn-ninrro*. falr;
mmlerate ?r,l wlnda.
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1)I)W. i- /\X'I- / iPVT In tttt ot New York, Jeraey t'tly and liab-ke-.
I ii II I. ()M_ (.r_-.Nl El.SEWIIKKR TWO < EXT8.
"Bridgie" Even Swears Becker
Said He'd Have Shot Rosen?
thal Himself Had He Seen
Him Before Gunmen Did.
Doubles Police Guard and De
clares if That Fails He'U
Appeal to Sheriff to
Fill Oourtroom with
Armed Deputies.
Complaints Against Defendant Intro?
duced, Some of Which Had Been
Sent to Gaynor?Lieutenant
Called "Bald Jack" "Col
lector of Information.''
"Prldgle" Weber and Harry Vallon
(Vallnsky). two of the state's ".?tar"
wltnesses against Lieutenant Charles
Becker. charged with the murder of
Herman Rosenthal, occupled the wit?
ness stand for the greater part of the
\nng day's sesslon at the police ufflcer'*-*
trlal before Justice Goff in the extraor?
dinary term of the Supreme Court yes?
terday Whatever little details "Bald
Jack" Rose may have omltted ln his
remarkable allegations of an under
world plot to murder Rosenthal. which
he related on the witnesa stand on Sat?
urday. Weber and Vallon supplled?and
a bit more.
Their stories agreed minutely with
that of Rose as to the parts they had
all taken in the development of the
consplrary and the killlng of the gam?
bler. Re-ker was the central flgure In
the whole aardld affair. they swore.
Weber palntetl hlm even blecker thun
Roso .nd. Wlth i-iilmnesi and poncha
lance surpasslnf even that of his priaon
w-oclnfe. "Bald Jack." We??er testlfled
to cold-bUx-ded Intrlgnlng partiet-pAted1
ln h\ Ihe police lieutenant. the middle
nen gamhlera aml the Zelis scancsters?
the runmen who were prevalled upon
tr. do the shooting.
After It *>vas all over. and almost b,?
fore th betty of R^>senth-il had grown
co'td In the West <7th street police
st'itinii, where it ha.l beer taken from
the r-ceoe ..f the killlng. the three cen?
tral ifroraa ln the murder r*l?t. Becker,
Rnse .-.rd Weber. met?as W' ber testi
fled?lri West 42'? street. where Becker
turned to tbe other two men and sald:
I ec-Ofratnlate vou. You have done
n Mad J.'b. Thara la nothin* to fear,
for I wll] take care ot eeotyh*j6y. That
-Rosenthal got what was comlng to
At aatt point of hls dlrect testlmo.iy
Weber startled those ln the eourtroom
by iluiarlng Becker had told hlm and
Ros-* that If he had seen Rosenthal
around IM street and Broadway as he
was |_4ag uptown in hls automoblle.
less than an hour before the gambler
?Aas shot, he would have killed him.
Acording to Weber, Becker said
"Ab I passed the Cadillac in my ma?
chine about i-BO o'clock (Rosenthal
was shot at 3MM) I said to my chauf?
feur. Otto: if we see that - Rosen?
thal hanging around here l'm going to
baik him up agalnst the wall and take
a shot at hlrn. Then you put on speed
and bjbap going.' "
Justice Goff Threatened.
Mcauae ol threatenlng letters re?
celved bv Justice Goff and counsel on
both sldea of tho case. .md the Identl
^"?uion of certaln Baat Sldf gangcters
ln the eourtroom yeaterday, tlM police
guard Bt the trlal waa doubled. The
' -1114inned c.n -.uth pmgr. brat < olumn
?_.- j -
This Morning's News
Z.OCA-,. Page
Wet.*! and Valloi' * 'orroborate Rose.. 1
Taft and Meyer laapeel I'leet. 1
News of Attack on Roaeevelt spread*. 9
Taft l-inner Ouent .,i Mayor.I
Mrs. Wilson I'enles Buylng Costly
downs . 7
Italian Palntings on view. f
Mfragettes Plan Kconemy Oaa_paiga ia
Two Whttes maln, I Shot ln Tong War.18
paaai Marnsa. <*au*es suit.lt
Held ;.i, $40.00. Bwlndler.X?
fefoeevelt Wounded by 4'rank. 1
Bombe Almost I.ost ln Ocean.lt
w)onr.n?r Convlcts Klude Posse.lt
T?rt Victory Means Prosperity. 7
Hc-di-e* Addresses i'pstate Voters.... 7
knox Pralses Taft In Seattle Speech.. 7
Straus Promlse*. Aid to Labor. 7
Turkey Heglns Aggresslve Move.t
fharlen Krohman's Triple Hlll. 0
ahjrwmny to Klahl Itandard Oll.1*
OMtn-.iy . 7
K4Uorl;i| . ?
S*C|ety . .t
Theatrh ijj .\.t
**>**? . . U and 18
Hewa r*..r Women.lt
Pin-at;- lal nnd Markets-13, 14 und lt
BHtfcft .lt
*?li'pli?g Ke??.1?
*?al Kst-ue.lt
Would-Be Slayer Tells Thrilling
Story of How He Sought
Victim "As Duty to
Left New York with $300, Re?
volver and Papers Telling
McKinley Vision, First
Going* to Charles?
ton, S. C.
Says Third Term Waa Menace and
Cries of "Thief!" After Ohicago
Oonvention Wonld Have Been
Repeated After Oolonel's
Defeat at Polls.
Mllwaukee, Oet 14.-John Schrenk,
wtta abol Colonel Roosevelt, told a sen?
sational story nf hls plans to slny the
<'olonel When flrst questloncd he
posltlvely refused to talk.
"Any man looklng fnr a thlrrl term
ought to be shot." was all that ht* had
t<> aajr, hut it prtm enough to Bhow
tli.it ho was willlng tO confess. He re?
peated this several (_____, anrl lt wa.s
the only aaawer that he would give.
To-rmrrnw 1 wlll tell ynu all thnt
yi.ii want to knnw. I want to sleep tn
night and 60 n.>t want to be bothered."
he aafd as he was taken through the
r. !im> 111 door ntid placed ln ? cell
Alter ? long cross-e*...minatlnn, how
<\.r, Schrenk talked freely. Tiie
shontinj- was the result ol a carefully
lald BhUI bv Schrenk. "vhlch was offe-fl
fl_ati_ted, bul bi unlch he finally suc
ceedcd, accnrdlna t'> hls stnr>
Ran a Saloop Here.
Accordlng to his attry, he fornvrly
r.i 1 a aaloon at No. .s:n Kast ltth
Btreet, betanpen Avenfta B and ?'. Men
I York. He araa borfl ln l-'nltng. Ba
vwrla, tv. 0 lioiirs ogl ol Munlch. the
.apltal. H.' ia thlr,y-six yenrr* nld
and came tn thls country when he wns
nln< ****OI*a nld arlth hls par.-nU.. Jl<
had been engaged In the aaloon btwi
neaa, a*. proprietor adjfl a.-* emptpye <<t
memhera of bla fainii.*.. nearly all hls
lii.'. until he dedded thnt tt waa bla
rtnt* to klll Colonel Rooaevelt h*
?ahl he hnd been pecatpi-ally acqualnt?
ed Wltll Ftrms.velt sin.e the ex-Pre-i
rient was Police Commlaaloner <>f Svw
Tork, bi ISM.
Schrenk BaM h.- was at flrst attra. t
ed to hlm as a |...litiial p_r_o_-ge dur
lag the recent Kepublican Natlonal
Conventlon ln Chlcago.. Then hc said
ha began to thlnk serlo_. Iy of him as
a menace to his _o**Jtt*ry when be tried
"Thlef" at that convention. He looked
upon hls plan tO start a thlrd pniig
aa a danger to the rountry, he sald.
He sald that hls knowledge oi hlstory,
galned through much readlng, con?
vinced hlm nf this. He declared that
he was COAVtOOOd that lf Olonel
Roua.*reM was defeated al the fa.11 eiec?
tlon he would again cry "Thlef:" and
that hls action would plunge the coun?
try late a t'loody clvll war.
Duty to Kill Him, He 8?i_.
He sald that he deemed lt hie duty,
after much conslderatlon of the sltua
tlnn, t<* put Colonel Roosevelt out of
the way, He was llvlng at hls home
address at that tlme, he aald, but soon
after hc had a dream in whlch former
Preeldent McKinley appeared to hlm.
He war told by McKinley ln thls
dream, that it was not Czolgosz who
murdered him. hut Roosevelt He snkl
McKinley, in thls dream, told him that
the blood was on Roosevelfs hands and
that Roosevelt had kllled hlm so that
he might become President.
Schrenk sald he was a person more
deeply impressed by what he read In
the newspapers than others, and that
after having this dream he waa rnor.
convinced than ever that he should free
the country from the menace tt Roose?
velfs ambition.
On September -1 he moved to the
White Hotel, at No. IM Canal street,
near the Howery. He did thls as hls
flrst step iri a plan to klll Roosevelt.
?a went soon afterward to a gun store
on Broadway and purchased ? revol?
Trailed Him to tha South.
He then purchased a ticket to
Ch'irhstnn, S. ('., and went to thnt
city by steambnat. His Ilrst plan was
to catch the Roosevelt pnrty in New
Oi-leana, he mAa\ hut he found that
thla was Impossible. He accordlngly
,vent to Charlefdoii, and on hls arrlval
there had %MS tttt Ht left a bag at
ihe Moscly House, ln that clty, whlch
eonUlneo. hearldaa the box in arhlch
the rev-lvr he had purchased had
been packed a dead Co property m
81.1 street. N.w Torlt, worth |2f,. ?<?...
ami his naturall-atlon papers. The
bag lf. there now, he sald.
Not being able to carry out hls plan
ln Charleston. he proceeded to AtlBfl
ta, then tn Chattanooga, Tenn.. and
from there to Evanevllle and Indlanap?
olls. Ind., and to Chlcago. In each ot
these clties he tried to ab. >ot Roosevelt.
but was unable to waylay hlm. Ho
< _ntl.iu.il on aec-n- pnge. ~Ulh rolumB.
"OSWIV- 8UPERI0I. p?wT1W"J'tI_
Invaluable for Invalids und l o*'v*'_.*<-"*??
II T. Dewey A Sons Co ,-MKuJton 8t..N Y.
Mr w
aW .
Who was shot and tlightly woiin-led by I would-be assassin wheniletving a hotel Ifl
Score Five Runs by Savage
Attack in First Inning.
and Drive O'Brien
to Cover.
Holds Boston 8afely and Keeps
His Team in Fight for
World's Title Once the
Scoring Punch Is
"Kub**" Marquard. who opera ten go
suceessfully under a southern expos
ure. fnnned the flickerlng hopes of New
York for B world's . -hamplonshlp li-nni
by defeatlngr the F-loston lled -Sox ln
the slxth Ki-n*--*-* Bl UN series, whlch waa
played at the Po|o Orounds yesterday
afternoon. OM brlef Innlnjr, in whleh
the vlsltors tcr the tirst tlm.- in th
series he4*ame sllghtly demorall/'d, a
l.atch of IVCky hreaks and l cuuple nf
clean hits. gave th.- .elebratd ?OUth
paw a lead of five runs to w.irk Bh
hlnd rlKht ?t the start of th,* game, II
wns ample to last him through tli.* n!n
Innlngs. and the Oiant* arOB by a et or ?
of B to _.
Wlth hls second victory OYOt tlu* Rad
i Hox. the "Hube" ent.rcd th- llsts as
1 "Joe" Wood's chlef rival for the h-.n <r
? ,,f belng named the hero of th- MTtoA
lloth have now won two gamea Iron
j their opponents, but th- Boston star
will get another opportunlty t?. shlne
| to-day ln what wlll ba the declding
game of the series to all lnlents and
purpoyes. If Joseph loses B.,ston's
cause wlll be hopele*s; If he wins the
neries will be over. for the gitrm-s n-.v.
Mand three vlctories and two d.fcats
ln lloston's favor.
There was nothlng fiashy lhout Rlch
,.rd'B work. and the game was charac
I ?n4ln.ieH on lenth n?E?*. ??*"* ?*?l?"?>n
""Kryptok Torlc Cyefllsaaea set ln styllsh
metratlags at apen.er'r.. 7 Malden L_u?v
Shortly after midnight Mrn. Rooaevelt received s telegram from the
colonel ssauring her that he was in no danger snd making light of the at?
tempt on hia life. The telegram readsi
"I am now in the American Hoso .tal. The nullst did not hit anytn.ng
vital, and I think they will find it eom ewhere around. It is no more senoue
thin the injury the boys received. My voice is holding out well, and I will go
on w,th the trip. Don't worry. Love to all. THEODORE ROOSEVELT."
The telegrem wss addrested to Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, jr., as the
colonel evidently believed h.a wife waa at Oyster Bay.
Inspection by Seeretary and
Then by the President Brings
High Praise for Fleet,
Officers and Men.
'II,.. ?umada "hlch the Httd-HM has
bwea baaa ing proudUr on its bo?..m for
nlna dayi won tba oflftclal approval yes- j
t.-rday nt first th- Seeretary nt the
Navy aml tli<-n Of thi- I'resldent of the
United tttetee. But lt took 1.411
chaifM "t eunpowder <>r tbaragbouta
for the ll?t lo ooma tiiit vi. torioiis in
thi; respc.t, aml those who don't be-j
Itovc II are lt llberty to cx.imltl- any ;
dweller oa Rleeralde Drtre witu regard.
ln Uta in*. ura.y of tlu statement. Nat- j
ur- in her n-OBt tefT-flc rOoodl never |
cTiuseil lli- Hi!il.*-"ii lo reverberat- as
sbe dld yesterday It was a trlumpV
tor th- power ' f m-re man
Oeorge t*OH L Meyer, aboard the
ilisi'iil.li ho.it Dolphln, si>ent the entlre)
r, renooa Iheft* ting Dncla Snm's gr.-.,t
aal naval -i.th-ring. whlle each battk-.
.-dilp aml Bnilaar that he passed along j
UM ltne Htretching from -Uth street U?|
Bpuytea Duyvil saluted hlm wlth nlne
*., .|. guns. the battleships ropeating the I
salute ai he passed back agaln tO tm
-i.uth end <*f the Ilne.
When th- I'resldent arrlved In the
ri*.er aboard the Mayflower at 1$S0
,-, |oek every battleship nnd crulser ln
ihe double line stretchlng for mllea up
?nd down saluted almost slmultaneous
BblDPed dlrect 10 us. Prices rlgh At any
Hto'e of tl.e Aeker, Mernll & Condll Co.
- A,lv4
,j wlth twenty-nne guns aplece, thi
whole rlver belng t-nveloped In smoke
;._ the thurider of the guna died away.
Then the performanco of the mornln_t
was dupllcated except fur the detnll
thnt ln caoh ca.se the warships flred
tweni**?__. Instead 0. nlnet.cn gun sa
After hla lnspection, consumlng the
mornlng. Se< rctary Meyer sald:
Th" moblllzlng of such an Impressive
force ii- is Bere latbared furnlshea ?-xeel-:
lent tralnlng for th.- btMlaeaa orgaataa
tlona >.f ihe Navy Departtnent the navy j
v-t'ls and the fleet. .intl efflclent CO-0f_.
natloii between all these unlta is btghl)
developed by auch an undertaalag.
i am meat taxyornbty Impreeaad wlth the .
smart appearanee >>f the vessels here
present, hut th?: polnt of prlme Import.uice
ls that thev are at all tlmes kept up to
Ihe hlghest atate <>f eafcleney antl that
they ara n ?- ready (or any service tha
country may demand of them. The lin
ni.silute cauae f..r this most aatlafectory
conditlon la the eacettenl atm.- of disd
pllne ot oftlcers Hnd enllated men, <om
blned with a hlgh ord.-r of hateltigenca
im 1 patrtotlant, nnd the conirnander In
rhlef of the fleet, Hear Arlmlnil Oster
Iihus. Is to ba cnngratiilatol on the splen?
dld ahowlng made.
The Wyoiolmt -nd the Arkatisas. the
two late.t battleships, are magnltte. nt
craft, snd wlth thelr rtla'dacement of!
U.0U tons tiirti presfttt a atrlking con
trust tn tha Indlana and the Haaaachu
setta, of d llttle over 10.000 tons each.
whlch are the oldest battleahipa In the
naw. Nevertheleaa, the keela of the Indl?
ana an.l tht Maaaaehu-ptta were uid only
al.otit nlneteen yeara i.efore th.-ae nf the
W>onilng hii.I the Arkun-uis. .-.. that U
ls thought thls comparl.-on wlll prove
very forclbly the opinion. In whlch the j
naval e*P_**U of all countries a?ree, that
ln the rotirae of twenty years. .ltie to
the progress In tleslgn and constructlnn
?s wrll ps to certaln deterloratlon from
use, a battleship hecomes obaolete and so
( onllniie- on fifth page. fourth raltima.
wondertul combination of purity. strength
and ddlcate flavor. Easily asslmllated
- Advt.
John Schrenk, of New York, Fires al
Ex-President as He Leaves Hotel
in Milwaukee and Narrowly 3
Escapes Lynchlng by
an Angry Mob.
Is Then Rushed to Hospital, Where X-Ray Reveals
Bullet Did Not Penetrate Lung, Nor the Abdom
inal Wall?Wound Appeared Dangerous at
First but Surgeons Permit Patient's Re
moval to Chicago ? Victim De
clares "I Am Feeling Fine."
Milwaukee, Oct Ifi (Tuesday).-Colonel Hoosevelt leaves
liere early to-day in a special train for Chicago, where four
surgeons will meet him. It tirst had heen planned to have the
surgeons come here. and, pending tinal decision, the Roosevelt
speeial was held here and the surgeons' special held in Chicago,
The colonel's special should reach Chicago ahout 3 a. m.
The latest report was that the wound was more serious
than first was supposcd.
As the train left, the colonel said that he would spend
the nigfat on the car and that after remaining a few hours in
ChicftgO he would go to Indiana|>4>lis to fultil his speaking
engagement for to-morrow night
Colonel Hoosevelt will he taken to the Preshyterian Hos?
pital, in West Congress street, where four Chicago surgeons
will extrad the ballet
When the Hoosevelt special train passed South Milwau?
kee. soon after 1 o'clock this morning. Colonel Roosevelt wai
in bed, resting quietly. He had taken some nourishment and
said he felt at case.
i n> Totegrea* to Tbi TrttMKM 1
Milwaukee, Oct. 14.?A desperate attempt to kill Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt failed to-night. when a bullet aimed directly at the
heart of the ex-President and fired at short range by a would-be assas
sin sper.t its force in a bundle of manuscript containing the address
which Colonel Roosevelt was to deliver to-night an^ only slightly
wounded the third party candidate for President.
The assailant. who afterward said he was John Schrenk, of No.
370 East 10th street, New York. was all but lynched by the ex
cited crowd which witnessed his attempt on the life of the ex-Presi?
dent. It was only by the use of the clubs of four policemen
and the revolvers of four of the Police Department detectives that
the man was rescued from the crowd and hurried to Police Head?
Not less dramatic was the scene at the Auditorium, where the
colonel was delivering an impromptu speech, than that at Police
Headquarters, where the police were trying to force from the assail?
ant an explanation of his attack on the ex-President, which was in
paft explained by a long proclamation to the people found in his
In spite of the entreaties of physicians Colonel Roosevelt in
sisted on delivering his address.
"I will make this speech or die, one or the other," he exclaimed.
Henry F. Cochems, one of the Wisconsin Progressive leaders,
told the great crowd which had assembled in the 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 Roosevelt calmed the people by rising and assuring them
that he was not badly hurt.
Then he began his address. Several times he seemed to be
growing weak, and members of his party rose to help him. He mo
tioned them to sit down.
"Let me alone, l'm all right," he said.
The colonel spoke from 8:20 p. m. until 9:45. He then was
taken to the Emergency Hospital for treatment. An X-ray of Colo?
nel Roosevelt's wound shows that the bullet lodged in the chest wall
and did not penetrate the lung. The wound is not considered serious.
Colonel Roosevelt left the hospital at 11.25 p. m.. and was able
to walk unassisted.
"I am feeling fine," he said.
Colonel Roosevelt was ready to leave for Chicago before mid
Philip Roosevelt, cousin of Colonel Roosevelt, said that further
examination of the X-ray photograph indicates that the bullet did
not penetrate the abdominal wall, but iodged in what is known as
the belly wall. If the abdominaf wall had been penetrated it would
not have been safe for the colonel to attempt the journey to Chicago.
The positive statement that Colonel Roosevelt was not injured
seriously was made by Dr. Frederick A. Stratton, of Milwaukee, one
of the physicians who examined the colone!. Dr. Stratton said that
there was no cause for alarm as to the colonel's condition.
"The wound was a superficial one," sf.id Dr. Stratton. "The
bullet is imbedded in the 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 evident
and he would have had coughing spells."
The shooting took plade in the street in front of the Hotel Gil
patrick. Colonel Roosevelt reached Milwaukee soon after 5 o'clock

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