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Fair to-day and to-morrow; moderate west
erly winds.
Detailed weather reports wilt be found on page 19.
VOL. LXXX.-NO. 451
NEW YORK, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1912. - ownpu. idis. bU .e s pri-iiiw and phmmm., A.,oan.
Ball Strikes Fleshy
of Chest as He Kntei
Auto at Hotel.
Colonel Tells Jfudirncn of
Shooting as Blood Red-
dens Wistcoat.
John Schrank, Following j
Colonel foiYWeek, lireaks j
Th rough Crowd.
colon i:l siiavks ox twain
Leaves Wisconsin on Special
Ti'tiin AftjT Heartening Kx
;t in i n .- t in of Wound.
M it it ii I. - on. i ."..('ill. limine-
lt left .llllwnuUer mi n apecliil
triiln ill tilt 17 thla mariiliiR fur Chl-i-nun,
wlirrr wiprnl uilnriit aur
ueoua lire l ini'i-t him iintl uinkc n
tlmriiiiKli eiiiuiliiiitlon of hla wound, i
I uiiiii-illii trly lirfurt liln ilepurt
nre ll miN nun mi need llint Un liul-li-t
lunl IihimI In Ihr llcali piiri
of ilif lirenxl, mill I hill lilx i-omll.,
tlou n nut AfrlmiH.
I nl. Itimart rlt vnllrtl nlinul the
In 1 1 1 n pliitfiirm nlilli tin- lrnl:i
un lielnu ninile retid nml acritteil
a i-lilppcr mill bright n imunl.
Ilrfurr urltliie lulu til berth, fnl, '
ltnti.ii- ell nlinvetl htiiiaelf, j
T.'ir PriucrrNalt t .Yntliin.il I'mii.
nillti-r Mill eutu-el nil I In- Colonel',. '
ilule. Hi In rspectril tn br In thr'
liootillnl In rhlt'iin fur funr nr ftir
I tilt liiillrttit linn lannril enrly ,
llil miiriilngi
"I'ul. II nr trlt In miffrrlii (rmii
a niiu-rtlrlnl CI mil nuultl lirlnn Ihr
rl'jhl liri-RMt with mi r Idrner iif It
In I In- Iiiiik, Thr bullet prnlinhly
Indued aitmewhrrr In thr I'hnl wall
lieoimar thrrr la hut nnr nunnd anil
hi alttn of Injury In thr InnK.
Thr lilrrilliii; tvaa Inalgnlflcnnt
nml I In- Minimi nan Immrillntrly
clrniiaed rxtrrnally anil ilrraaed .
with atrrlllai-d Kautr !' Ilr, II. (S.
Fnjle ii r Mlltinulirr. rnnanltlng aur
gron nf thr r mrrire ni'J' hnapltlll.
Ma Ihr linllrt paaard thruairh
(nl. tlunarvrlt'a Briny overrun!,
oilier i-lolhea, ilmihlril iiinnuaerlpt
ii nil mrlnl opri'tat'lr caae ll fnrrr
Iran iiiik'Ii apt'iit. Thr a 'inrnraiirr
of I hi- iMinml nlao prearntrd rt I
ilriirr of a luui'h irnl linllrt.
I In- I olom-l la nut auffrrliiB from
ahnek anil la In no pain. Ill con
dltlnn la an mind that thr aurgrnna
dlil mil object In hla continuing hla
jnurnp) In I'hlcaito In hla prltalr
car, niirrr hr nlll lir placed nnder
nrglrnl rnrr,"
Thf bulletin wns ulstied by Dr. 8. L.
Trrell, a tlirnnt Hpoctnllst who I" trv
rltnK with the Colonel; Dr. Faylt, Dr.
Jn-r-ph Colt WnnrlKood and Dr. 8. A.
Mii.wm km:, itt. H -ThPfdoro Rnnf.
volt w,is olint hcr' to-nlsht us ho w-.s
lr;illlK the Hotel (lllpntrlck for Him
A'iclitiirliiiii, ulide In- w.ih to deliver
in. .icldres.M.
:i .ffnllnnt. who later Knvp evl-
f Insanity, ani his nnnm n
-ink ' f ? w York. He mild
hi h.id fortuerly run a twiloon nt 370
T'.-iM Tenth r'', He cave his homo
t'ti irons at 156 t'anal trfet.
i-efi.re SnhratiK could the H Kecnnd
t mi
Mhert Martin, a .MtemiKrniiher with
li'-iM'lt parts', anil Henry I'',
"i former football player tit Wix
. u'.ilibeil the a8inaln.
'' ' I. "n'velt Htoml liealde the an
I'm ' wlili'h ho had been about to
'!' u n Hhot mid directed the po
iirrm. n v.h.. wero rellcvlnB Miirtln and
foehetnii, In their utruBRlc.i with
Sflirank .Mr. Hoosevelt InHlHted on
piocetillnK to the hnll and KoltiK throimh
with at least a part of his speech.
n examination of the wound by Dr.
Ftrattnn of .-llwaukeii and three oilier
t irceon.i Hho-eil that tho bullet had en-t"-i.
t, flfliy part of the rlfiht che.it.
"iiI bled freely for omo time,
l ltoHOM'lt wild ho was Buffer-
piln and ho far ns could bo
re wan no Internal hemor-
l- i.Xovevnii'H life. In all human
i iJy, wan naved by tho munu
H,i'' if IiIm Hpeech, other papers
"'i ll 'if carried In the Insldo pockot
''Ii indcr coat and n HpocUicIo cime.
iltllot, paHdltm' through overcoat,
COal ni IniiM, Tint v.'Hl nml other cloth-
"-n.Vtruted the body, MopplnK about
ru tinder tho xkln.
Flonel wa.s at llr.ft supposed to
iM nod unlnliireil. For a moment
s ank had weilsed throtiBli tho
cro.dM 'ii nrcd at him Mr. Ilooscvolt
mnlled ax If to re.-i.a.Miirc the thrum; that I
mirced nhnut him. lie Hiiddenly, how-I
ever, put hlx hand under IiIm coat und ,
n seen to wince for .in lnHlnnt. Thou
lie nettled back In 111 automobile. t
once, after he hail iald a word to hlx as
snelatex the throtiK wax makliiK w.iv
for hlx machine and ll wax whirling
toward the Auditorium.
The crowd that xtrunKlcd about the
axxallnnt In front of I'ol. Kooxi-velt's
hotel after he had left for the hall tonic
hlx .Hidden departure to mean that he
had been uninjured, and all cheered,
Hut whin ho had reached the Audito
rium nml made hlx way amid ureal
cheerlns to the front of the platform
thoxe close to him could see a xtreak
of red on hlx white walxtcoat.
"An attempt hax been made to kill
me." xald the I'olonel to an audience
that had Milled Itx firxt cheerx and now
llxtened In absolute xllence. "I tun catry-Ins-
the bullet In my body now, and ro
I will have to cut my xpech short."
Through the ureat throiif: that had
been crowding about the Colonel's auto
mobile In front of the hotel and cheer
ing him the police rtr.iRKed Schrnnk Into
the hotel. While Martin, the xtenoura
phrr, and Cochemx had been strtiKKllns
with him and later while the police were
piillInK him away from the crowd and
Into the lobby Schr.mk raved Incoher
ently. VenUer l-'miii l.o.a uf lllnuil,
t'ol. Itoo-evelt in th meantime, after
making the annoimcement In tho hall
that he had been shot and repeating It
to the I'rogrexflve.i of Milwaukee and
members of his own party that sur
rounded him, was hurried away to tho
'From the almost Incoherent tlrad"
which Schrnnk, th. n-s.ixxln. delivered
after being nrcted and (mm mem
orand.i found In hlx pockets It Is
evident that he has been following Col.
I!ooevelt for at least a week. Among
his effects was a memorandum showing
the schedule of Co!. Itoosevelt's tour
beglmfing with n speech delivered In
South Carolina on Septemler 21.
The crowd that surrounded Col.
Roosevelt's automobile In front of tho
(iilpatrlck Hotel, while densie In the Im
mediate vicinity of the machine, was
nn very large und therefore there were
fewer policemen to Interfere with
Schrnnk than If the gathering had been
a bigger one.
The reception to Col. Roosevelt up to
the time uf the shooting was the least
demonstrative of the entire tour. When
he reached Milwaukee tn-nlght there
was barely a half hundred people to
greet him because of the I-a Kollette
sentiment, It Is supposed, In this city.
Hurried Through Oliiurr,
Col. Roosevelt had been taken to the
Ollpntrlck Hotel for dinner by a group
of the IrogressIvi. leaders. The party
hurried through thtdjnner so that Mr.
Hoosevelt could go directly to the Audi
torium to deliver Ills speech.
And ns soon as coffee had been served
Col. Roosevelt, Martin, . K. Davis. Mr.
Cochems and others hurried out
through the lobby to the waiting auto
mobile. Mr. Cochems was walking
nearest to the candidate. A cheer
greeted Col. Roosevelt ox he s jpped out
Into the street. He raised his hat and
bowed to right and left, while the police
made a lane for him. He had reached
the step of his car and was climbing In
when Schrank broke from the crowd
and stepped to the side of the automo
bile. Flrra at f'nlnnrl'a llrart.
Col. Roosevelt was Just about to sit
down when Schrank, now almost within
reaching distance of the Colonel, drew a
revolver and fired seemingly point blank
at the Coloncl'B heart. The Colonel was
Just letting go of the sldo of the nuto
mobile to settle In the lonneau when the
cheers of thu crowd were silenced by
the shot.
Col. .Roosevelt stood up In the cur un
certainly, turned about a bit ns a man
would when hesltntlng about which
way ti go, nnd smiled reassuringly
but the ne.Nt moment bo was reaching
under his coat and rubbing his breust.
Tho crowd, iiulckly recovering now
from Its first shock, rushed wildly
upon Schrank. As tho blnck mass
closed In on him Col. Roosevelt sank
back In the seat and It was then ho
directed t hit chauffeur to hurry away
to the hall. Some of those about the
car and others still later In tho hull
were quick to notice the blood spots on
Col. Roosevelt's hand, which had, been
stained as ho reached under his coat
toward tho wound,
Mnnuarrlpt iln llntr Smell Mini,
Tho manuscript of IiIh speech doubt
less had done much to save his life.
When he had come on tho platform at
tho auditorium and hud drawn tho
manuscript from his pocket during his
tlrst few words the torn shoots of pa
per showed many blood stains and nlso
showed that the bullet hail gone
through the sheets.
"You sec," cried the Colonel, holding
up tho manuscript so that his audleucn
could Hfo tho bullet holes through the
sheets of paper, "It tukes inoru than
that to kill a Hull Moose."
lie attempted to b'o on with his speech
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From photograph taken
then, but first he digressed to nssute
hlx audience thuthlx wound was noi
Willi I Ilia Wife Aaaureil.
"Give all asurances to Mrs. Room
velt!" he called out and told hlx friend
that niter he had delivered nt least n
part of his talk ho would submit to :i
thotough examination und have tho bul
let extracted. Ills surgeons In the mean
time hnd consented to permit Mr.
Roosevelt to proceed with his talk.
Mr. Cochems tlivreupun ramo to the
front of the stage to Introduce the Colo
nel. In a few words Mr. Cochems told
of the murderous nxsault on tho Pro
gressive candidate In front of tho 0 11
pntilck Hotel.
When the Colonel advanced again to
make his speech he was greeted by nn
ovation the Uko of which seldom has
been heard.
After the Colonel's xhort address Dr.
Stratton nnd members of his pnrty ac
companied him to the hospital. At the
hospital the doctors said that although
Col. Roosevelt's Injury was serious, tiley
did not then think It dangerous. The
doctors made Immediate arrarfgemcnts
to uo the X ray so as to locate the bul
let. From a superllcl.il examination,
they said, they did not think the bUlUt
pierced the lung.
Schrnnk, nftcr shooting Col. Roosevelt,
had a narrow escape from being lynched
by the mob, which tried to drag him
away from the police. As soon ns tne
pt lice, however, had got him clear of
the crowd that swirled nbout him, they
rushed Schrank to police hendciunrters.
Although- he had been shouting h's
wrongs almost from the time that
Cochems and Martin crushed him to tho
pavement. It was almost 11 o'clock to
night befote Schrank would answer any
liiestlons of tho police,
The police, who were searching him
meanwhile llrst came across the memo
i nudum of tho Roosevelt tour and other
notes which showed t lint Schrank had
been following the Progressive candi
date's every move for somo time.
Wrole Itooaei i-ll Mmnld llr Mini.
Next they drew from hlx pocket a
proclamation which declared that Roose
velt or any other man "seeking a third
term as President" should bo shot.
When Schrank Dually told the police
his nniiii' and address In Now York ho
becamn quieter and finally seltled down
to tell morn of himself.
"I was in the saloon business with my
undo In New York," ho said at last,
"when Roosevelt was Police Commis
sioner, Roosevelt closed our saloon and
1 have hated him ever since."
The Colonel's speech In tho Audito
rium lasted altogether about fifty min
utes. Ills address, needless to say, di
gressed from the written manuscript
through which Schrank's hullot had
ripped Its way. Again anil aguln during
Ills talk ho stopped to take a sip of
Ills physical strength, however, was
not equal to tho task that he had set
for himself. Ho gavo fragments of tho
speech ho had written and extracts
from other speeches that he had de
livered nt vurlnus times, from Maine
to California, Constantly throughout
tho address the Colonel's friends urged
him to cut short his tnlk, but ho con
tinued. Illlllllea eNiiiie- 1 ll flu I'll era,
"Cctinln newspaper Influonces," ho
lrcM' I lurt-l ii r Suuirrnr I'unth
I'm all Sochi unril'inn.
ii, t. pkw i:v i. ao.N.s to., niium m., n, y.
y a-4la OaaaiAl.
i TS.Vti
wccU ago In Wasningtun,
said, "were to blame for the attempt at
the assassination.
"A weak minded man had been Influ
enced," he continued, "by these unjus
tifiable newspaper attacks," and there
font had resolved to kill him.
Schrank, however, after first telling
of the troubles that he and his uncle
had during the Roosevelt police admin
istration, offered as his reason for tho
shooting his feelings against any nun
sreking'lhe olllee for a third time. And
late nt night Schrnnk startled his po
lice Inquisitor by saying that ho had
a spirit message from President Mc
Klnley ami had acted on It.
aa Mclvlnlrj'a Spirit To III Illm.
"1 have talksd with the spirit of
McKlnley," arUreil Schrank at police
headquarters, townrd midnight, "and
the spirit told me to kill Roosevelt,"
The Colonel In the meantime quite
unable to read his manuscript, was mak
ing frequent rcpttltlons In between
watches of hlx speech nnd of former
speeches which he could call to mini
with a bullet In his body.
"An attempt his been made on my
life," he repeated again and again, "nnd
the bullet Is now In my body. I must
beg for your Indulgence for time to
rest before completing my message to
BIk Thrnnar at lluapllal.
When, at the end of his talk, sur
geons and members of his party accom
panied him to the hospital, a great
crowd Ailed Sycamore street, In front of
the hospital, to await news. Ilulletlns
soon began to come out to the crowd.
Those who were waiting thus first
learned thnt the bullet hnd lodged In
the right breast and that not only hod
the manuscript In his pocket helped to
save him, but that nlso a spectacle case
hud broken the force of tho shot.
Next It was learned that the bullet
had passed through the Colonel's over
coat, coat, the manuscript nnd nn edge
of tho spectacle case and then on
through his waistcoat nnd undercloth
ing und had stopped about two Inches
under tho skin.
A great crowd In tho menntlme also
had gathered In front of tho Mllwaukeo
Jail, where late to-night Schrnnk wns
lodged In n cell after having been ques
tioned. This crowd out In front of tho
Jail continued with nn uproar of yells
for vengeance upon Schrank. So In
sistent worn the cries that tho local
ofllcers, fearing thnt tho bloodthirsty
crowd without would rush the Jail and
lynch their prisoner, removed Schrank j
from his cell nnd took him to a hiding
placo the location of which only tho
Jail ntllclals know.
"I hnvo been trying for n long time,"
Schrank Is reported to hnvo told the
Jail ofllclals, "lo get a chance to re
move Roosevelt from the world for a
long while. To-night In tho llrst good
opportunity I have had to got at him.
I had picked out' Saturday night and
the Coliseum nt Chicago ns tho time
and plucn to shoot him.
"The crowd was so big there, though,
that I couldn't get up close enough to
Col, Roosevelt came to Milwaukee nt
.1 o'clock this evening und wus greeted
by n handful of people at tho Chicago
and Northwestern Railroad station. The
little baud made as much noire ns pos
sible to show the Colonel that they wero
Krjiitnk Turin Krmlaovi, nrl In alyllih
mountings, at Uptnctr'a, 7 tlalilcu Lnc Wr.
with him and he shook hands right
and left and showed his teeth In the
familiar way, as he grinned upon hla
Then his party, which Included O. K.
Davis, Mr, Cochems, I'hlllp Roosevelt,
a cousin, and Martin, the stenographer,
were greeted by the local Progressive
reception committee, who led the
Colonel to n waiting nutomohlle.
rinnit l.rcl Illm tn Hotel.
The Milwaukee Progressives had pro
vided a band. With the band in the
lead nnd the automobiles containing the
Roosevelt party and the tocnl com
mittee the little procession went directly
to the hotel.
On arriving there the Colonel and
tee proceeded to n private dining room
on the mnln floor for dinner. Some of
his party left him there nnd went back '
to the Colonel's private car to dine and '
then rame hack to the hotel again to
accompany him to tho auditorium.
From the time Col. Roosevelt had
finished dinner until the moment ho
was shot the members of his party
walking nearest to him were Mr.
Cochems nnd Martin. It was necessary
for the little group to force Its way
through, the crowd that cheered htm
as he came out of the hotel. At the
moment he wns shot Martin was seated
In the automobile Just behind the Col
onel. The stenographer's position was
such that he was the flrst to catch a
glimpse of Schrank and of the re
volver that the sssassln had drawn
and was levelling Ht Mr. Roosevelt's
Hut despite Martin's eurly glimpse of
Schrnnk the stenographer was too late
to prevent the tlrst shot. Martin
Jumped, however. In time to grab the
assailant by his light wrist. With all
his force he seized Schrank's pistol
hand and so prevented the firing of a
second shot.
Hatlaflrd Won ml la Nut Bad.
At the close of Col. Iliosevelt's ad
dress the greator part of the big au
dience seemed satisfied thnt a man who
had spoken tothcm from the platform
for so long a time as Col. Roosewlt
had could not have suffered a very
serious wound. When the word flashod
around later that the Colonel hadbeerj
led to a closed cab and hurried to a
hospital stories flew around about town
that Col. Roosevelt's condition wns
much more serious than he had led
his audience to believe.
Among these bits of Information con
cerning Schrank which came to the
crowds were the Items that in addition
to the memoranda found on him and
already mentioned were many inflam
matory circulars which consisted prin
cipally of excerpts from anarchist and
socialist speeches. The opinion here on
all sides is that Schrank is Insane.
Aaanaaln la Vounn Man,
Schrank Is a young man, apparently
about 30 years old. Ho Is 5 feet S Inches
tall, weighs nbout 150 pounds and has a
light complexion. He Is bald.
The assassin offered no resistance
after Martin and Cochems had turned
him over to Police Sergeant Mooney In
front of the hotel. Mr. Cochems in
struggling with the man had wrests 1
Ills weapon fror.' him. It was a .3;
calibre revolver. Schrank was half car
ried Into the corridor of the Qllpatrtck.
From that time to midnight the city
was stirred by excitement as great ns
was displayed here the night McKlnley
was shot. By bits and snatches fresh
details of the assassin's reasons for
nsaultlng the Colonel and added details
concerning Schrank wero being ox -
cnnngeci among throngs of citizens, who
at the snme time were running about
excitedly In nn effort to try to lenrn
authentic nows of the Colonel's condi
tion. The menacing nttltudc of the crowd
clamoring for his life caused the police,
who first hnd taken him Into tho dining
loom of tho hotel, to rush him on back
to the kitchen. Here a llrst attempt
wns mndc to question him by the po
lice, but nothing of vnluc was learned
at this time. He was hurried out of
the renr door of the hotel to head
quarters. When hp did begin to speak somo
hours Inter he talked freely enough.
His story Is Hint formerly ho ran a,
saloon In Kust Tenth street, between
avenues 11 nnd C In New York.
j Ho was born, he said. In ICrdlng. uoout
two hours ride from Munich, llavarla,
When he was 9 years old he says ho
Is now 36 his parents brought him to
From boyhood, he says, he has been
engaged In the saloon business. He
worked rst for members of his family
nnd finally became owner of a saloon
himself, Almost nil his life, he says,
ho had spent behind the bur until re
cently he decided that It was his duty
to kill Col. Roosevelt.
Maya llr Knew lluoan rlt ,
Schrank says ho has b- , personally
acquainted with Roosevelt since the
former President was Police Commis
sioner of New York, In 1896. It was
not until the Chicago convention last
June, Schrank says, that ho began seri
ously to dwell on Col, Roosevelt and tho
Thr i.sna nana I I f hlnaar Curio Co.
are nmv rxhlhillni thr rarrrl porcelain and not.
Hum ai wvu- uuwiuoin., .v. rum Ave, Aif.
Roosevelt policies and their possible ef
fect on the country.
"When Roosevelt cried 'thief' nt that
convention," Schrank Is reported to
have told the pollra to-night, "I began
to sec into his plan to start a third
party, and realized that such a plan
wns dangerous to tho country. 1 know
what I am talking about from what I
have read of history. And If Hoosu
velt was not elected this fall he would
yell 'thief again, and that would plunge
this country Into a bloody civil war,"
Ho Schrank thereupon deemed It his
duty, he said, after thinking deeply on
the whole Roosevelt situation, to kill
the Colonel. At that time ho was living
at the Kast Tenth street Address and II
I un. In hla rnnm lllnrA hn aall l.i.ntirhl.
. .
i nppeared to him.
"The spirit of MeKlnlvy came to me,"
the police say Schrank told them, "In a
dream. He said tn me It was not
! Czolgosr. who murdered him, but Roose
"The spirit of the dead President," ho
went on, "told mo that McKlnley's
blood was on Roosevelt's hands and
that Roosevelt had killed McKlnley so
that Roosevelt himself could become
Schrank then went on to say that
what he lead always Impressed him
deeply. After telling of his drea n of
seeing the spirit 'of McKlnley he was
more Impressed than ever with the
thought thnt he had a mission to rid
the country of Roosevelt.
l-'lrat vtena to Kill llonarvrll.
He moved, he says, on September 'Jl
to n,P White House at 1B6 Canal street.
near the Uowery. This was his first
step, according to his own' story. In a
plan to kill Roosevelt, Soon after mov
ing to the hotel In Canal street he says
he went to a gun store on Broadway
and bought n revolver.
Next he purchased a ticket to Charles
ton, S. C, and started for that city by
boat with the hope of catching up with
the Roosevelt party some place on the
Colonel's Southern tour, probably at
New Orleans.
He arrived at Charleston with $300
In rash end .registered at the Hoseley
House. At that hotel, he says, he left
a travelling bag in which was a box
rontatnlng his revolver, a deed to some
, property In Eighty-first street, New
i York, worth $25,000, and his naturaliza
tion papers. This bag Is still In thu
hotel at Charleston, according to
From Charleston ho went to Atlanta,
he says, then to Chattanooga, and from
there to Chicago, by way of Kvnnsvlllo
and Indianapolis. In each one of these
cities, he says, he tried to shoot Roose
velt, but was unable to get at him.
At Chicago he awaited the Colonel's
arrival at the Chicago and Northwest
ern station, but missed his Intended
victim there. Then It was that he de
cided to shoot the Colonel at the Coli
seum, but again, ns In previous cases,
Roosevelt left the building by an en
trance other than the one in which
Schrank t-nld he had stationed himself.
Wrnt I'mlrr Other amra.
During all these travels Schrank
says he went under the name of
Walter Roos, except at Charleston,
where he gave his right name. He
stayed at the Jackson Hotel while In
Chicago last Saturday. After his fail
ure to kill Roosevelt at the Coliseum he
decided to come to Milwaukee In ad
vance of the party so that he could lay
plans with much care and thus prevent
the failure that attended his former
1 efforts
He arrived here yesterday mornlnu
and went to the Argyle, a lodging houso
In Third street. One of tho first things
he did then, he says, was to buy news
papers so that he could read up on
Roosevelt's whereabouts.
In to-day's papers he learned that
Roosevelt was to arrive at ! o'clock and
he ulso learned from tho newspapers
that the Progressive candidate was to bo
a dinner guest at the Gllpatrlck, where
upon, Schrnnk says, he got a good posi
tion near the entrnnce to tho hotel early,
where he could shoot tn kill when
Roosevelt came out to go to the Audi
torium. B
.Vat Sorry llr Flrrd Shot.
"I am sorry that I caused all this
double to the good people of Mllwau
keo and Wisconsin," Schrnnk told the
police. "1 am not sorry, though, that
I -shot at Roosevelt."
Of the $300, which Schrnnk says ho
had on leaving Charleston In his quest
to kill Roosevelt, tho police found
$144.10 of the money In his pocket to
night. Tho Inflammatory articles found with
this cash are along tho lines of Schrank's
own assertion that It Is the duty of a
good citizen to kill any third term as
pirants who, the clipping suggests, hope
to see the United States eventually a
monarchy with themselves as rulers.
The excerpts from rabid anarchistic and
Socialist speeches contained references
to the assassination of rulers and advo
cated extreme measures against many
prominent men.
"To-morrow," said Schrank, "I will
tell you policemen all you want to know,
Continued on Second rage.
Shows Punctured Manu
script of Speech to
Says He Feels as He Did
When Leading His Regi
ment in the War.
Urges That Misrepresenta
tion by His Opponents
Shall Cease.
Shows Gratification ns Hearers
Cheer nml Cheer
Mii.walkf.k, Oct. 14. The speedi of
Col. Roosevelt, delivered with a bullet
In his body, probably the most dramatic
campaign speech on record, Is given be
low. Just before he rose to speak Mr. Co
chems came forward and said:
"In presenting Col. Roosevelt lo you,
goad citizens, good fathers and good
civilians, you should know that th Colo
nel comes to you In the spirit o a
good soldier.
"As we were leaving the hotel n few
moments ago a dastardly hand raised
a revolver and fired a shot nt him, nnd
the Colonel speaks as n soldier wltb
bullet In his breast: wiiere. we I'.ci't
A shudder ran through the nudlon"-.
nccompanled by cries of "Oh, Oh." from
the women present, who made up half
of the audience.
Col. Roosevelt stepped forward n:vi
was greeted with a cheer that sjiooK
the building. He had the old grin on
his face, and ll was hard for the audi
ence to credit 'thlclatement that he
stood there like a soldier with tho lead
I of an enemy In his body.
Thnt there was no question of this
was shown by n little Incident. When
the Colonol slnrted to read his notss h
took his spectacle case from the vest
pocket, nnd turning to those Just nbout
him, exhibited It, Indicating wiiere the
bullet of the nssassln had nicked It. This
brought another sympathetic cheer, tu
which Mr, Roosevelt responded with .
of his smiles and began his talk.
"Friends, I shall ask you to be avs
quiet as possible," he Bald. "I don't
know whether you fully understand that
I have Just been shot, but It takes
more than that to kill a Bull Mooje.
(Cheers.) Hut fortunately I hnd m
manuscript, so you see 1 was going In
make a long speech holds up muiu
scrlpt with bullet holoj and there Ii
a bullet there Is where the bullet went
through and It probably saved me from
it going Into my heart. The bullet Is
In me now. so that I cannot make a
very long speech, but I will try
best. Cheers,
"And now, friends, 1 want to take ad
vantage of this Incident and say a word
of solemn warning as I know 'how to
my fellow countrymen. First of all t
want to say this about myself: I have
! altogether too Important things to think
jot to feel any concern oer my own
'death, and now I cannot speak t,o you.'
Insincerely within five minutes of belnr'
shot. j,B
"I am telling yon tho literal trut'
when I say that my concern Is for mai.j.
other things. It Is not in the least toR
my own life. I want you to understand
that I am ahead of tho game anyway,
Applause and cheers. Nn man has
had a happier life than I have led: a
happier life In every way. I have been
able tn do certain things that I greatly
wished to do and I am Interested in do
ing other things.
"I can tell you with absolute truth
fulness that I am very much uninter
ested In whether I am shot or not. It
was Just as when I was Colonel of my
regiment. I always felt that a private
was tn be excused for feeling at times
some pangs of anxiety about his per
sonal safety, hut I cannot understand
a man nt to be a Colonel who can pay
any heed to his personal safety when
he Is occupied, as ho ought to be occu
pied, with the absorbing desire to do his
duty. Applause and cheers.
"I am In this cause with my wholo
heart and soul. I brllevo that the Pro
gressive movement Is for making life a
little easier for all our pooplo; a move
ment to try to take the burdens off tho
men and especially the women and chil
dren of this country I am absorbed In
the success of that movement.
"1 regard this incident as of Infinitesi
mal Importance as compared with the
great Issues at stake In this campaign,
and I ask It not for my sake not tho
least In the world, but for the sake of
our common country that our opponents
make up their mind to speak only the
truth, and not to use the kind of slan
der and mendacity which, If taken seri
ously, must Incite weak and violent na
tures to crimes of vloUnc."

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