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Mn.vnr Iteforc He Was
Tint Wnnfcil to He Elected nnil
Di'cmlcil Kiiccecilin
Col Theodore Koosevelt win Irirn nt
I Kust Twentieth street. Now York, on
October 27. 185S, his father being James
!. Roosevelt, a scion of an old New York
family, who traced his genealogy back
nlong a long lino of old Dutch stock.
Col. Roosevelt wus graduated from
Harvard in 18X0 and turned to tho study
of law with his undo Kolierl B. Roosevelt.
Ho was barely 23 years old when ho wiih
elected to the AsHernhly, whore h served
three years, Ho then dcscrlliod hlninelf
nsnn "Independent Republican."
In issi he wan pent to Chicago an tho
chairman of Uio New York delegation
to the national convention, where ho
opposed the nomination of ,1a men (5.
Maine; but when Mr. Hlaine wnH made
the candidate Mr. Hoonevelt took off his
coat and worked for him with a will.
(hiring tho following two yearn ho
gained much of his practical experience
us u ranchman in the Wort. He became
nn expert rider in tho Had Lund of Da
kota and learned much about cow punch
ir. ranchmen and the pioneers of civil
a I ion which he put Into hi books, "The
Making of the Wert," 'The Winning of
th" West" and "The Hanch Life and the
Hunting Trail." books thnt are considered
danics in their w.iv
In Itvn Mr Hoosi?elt was buck in New
York us the Hepublic.m candidute for
Mayor His running mates were Abram
S. Hewitt. Democrat, and Henry Oeorge.
Although Mr Roosevelt wan the third
m in in the race his vote was the largest
in proportion to tho number of votes cast
thnt a Hepuhlican Mayoralty candidate
frr New York hud ever received up to that
.Mr Itoosevuit next got into the lime
! glit as a hunter of big game. He went
to the Hockirs, where he tracked the
gnzzly bear to its lair and also hunted
moose He had a high admiration for
the bull moose even in those days.
In later years when he arrived at Mon
tatik at the close of tho Spanish war some
body asked him how ho felt and he threw
liaeK his chest and replied: "Bully! I feel
nj strong at a bull moose."
In I. ski) President Harrison appointed
Mr. Roosevelt United States Civil Service
Commissioner. He had become very
much Interested in civil service reform
in previous years. He was retained in tho
service by President Cleveland when the
latter was elocted tke second time.
Mr. Koosevelt resigned as Civil Service
Commissioner In 180.1 and accepted an ap
pointment as a Police Commissioner in
New York under the administration of
Mayor Strong. He Was made president
of the board and h campaign of publicity
reorganization was inaugurated that is
still talked about by the old men on the
force. '
Among other things Mr. Koosevelt
made ui) his mind to get rid of Thomas
Byrnes, then Chief of Police, and ten
minutes after Mr. Hymes rai summoned
lieforo Mr Koosevelt and his colleagues
the famous chief of detectives turned iti
his resignation
Mr Koosevelt was nominated by Presi
ded McKinley on April 6. 1807. to be
Assistant Secretary of the Navy and on
April 17 ii nut his resignation to Mayor
strong a- a Police Commissioner.
Mr Itooi-evoit early saw that there was
ever)- likelihood that there would Ih a
iriixup witli Spain as the result of the
troubles in Cuba and began right away
to piepaie the Navy De-Kii-tment for
what ho believed was coming. He pushed
n uiirs on warships with his characteristic
vigor and left nothing undone to secure
i I round efficiency on the shis and
among the men in tho event of war
When the war came Mr. Koosevelt re-Msm-d
hi position as Assistant Secretary
"f the Navy and tried to get an np-oint-ment
on (Sen I-eo's staff Then the idea
rtiuc k him to organize the "Hough Riders"
nnd u wasn't lung before his old friends
on the plains, the cowboys and others,
bogged for chances to become "Kootiqvolt
Knugh Itiders "
They were mustered in nt San Antonio, ;
'I ex , and Hov.evet wont to the front
with itinm It,, ili.l nn r.nii..ir1i.r thnf
lie had had sufticicnt military experience!
10 comuianti a regiment anil toon second
m command under his old friend Dr.
Leonard Wood
'Die Hough lliuers made a name for
thmselves in the jungle tight of Las
(iiinMimiK mid the celebrated charge up
Min Juan Hill
When the Colonel got back to New York
al t or the war his name was on every
le-iuhllcan tongue a i ho next candidate
for Coventor of New ork He became
llie candidate Mini was elected
He wir- noiiun id lor Wv-President
with William McKmley in November, 10o,
and on September II. mil. he became
President os the Hticcoi.-dr to the assassin
ated McKinley
He was reelected Pro-idem in the fal
of null und served until March I, Won,
having in tin: luoatime been instrumental
in iiecunng vie nomination of William
iioiiiiji.ti ion oi iuiam
h hy celebrated hunting trip
of Hfrica for big game, fol-
ii lait
Then came
II the wilds
lowed by a triumphal return, when hi
leceued nvutions never before accorded
io an merican citizen in varlouseountrics
ihrough which ho travelled on his return
Hack in tho days lieforo the Colonel
ever had any thought that he would
Microoil to the Presidency as tho result
"f an ass-issin's bullet ho said that he
intended to do tho vory best ho could to
obtain tho nomination for President.
hen it was lielievod that President
McKinley had a chance to recover Mr.
Itoosovelt said:
"To become President In that way
moans nothing to mo. Asido from tho
horror of having President McKinloy die
there is the additional horror of Incoming
his successor in that way.
"The thing that appeals to mo is to lie
elected President. That is tho wuy I
want tho honor to come, if I am over to
leceive it "
'I he clash hot ween Col, Koosevelt and
Ins friend President Taft, resulting In tho
leak in their freudship of many years
-'nnding and tho organization of tho
i" w National Progressive movement,
still the talk of tho nation.
1 "I Itoosovelt married in 1883 Miss
bee, who died. Ho married again
' ln Miss Kdith Hermit Cnrow.
t is four sons and one daughter.
Won I'ntne ns Koutliall' I'lnyer
and llnrd .student.
Terrible f'nchrmn hi whut they used
ra I Henry !' Cochems In tho mid-
W'.n when he was on the Unl-
1 s ' Wisconsin football (cam, and
' nwalnd. his reputation for nush
and strength nt tho Harvard Law School
when he ran up 1.766 points In a
strength tout, which showed him to he
the strongest man ever tested by the
Harvard system.
Cochems was born In 1715 In Mil
waukee of Herman American parent
age. Two of his uncles had been killed
In tho civil war, two of them wounded.
Tcrrlhlo Cochems was brought up by
his father to think on public questions.
and before hta college days were over
he hnd spoken publicly on political
Cochems was the first man who ever
completed the three year law course
at Harvard In two years, and to do
this he had to use the energy, brain,
push and dash that he had used In hla
football days. Two years after he grad
uated from law school, at the age of
23, ho nominated Senator La Follctte
for Governor at the Republican State
convention. In 1004 he was secretary
of the Republican State central com
mittee. He has been an ardent La Follette
leader right along until June 38
Inst. Then ho declared In Chicago,
where he had been sent as a delegate,
that he would not follow tho Senator
any longer, and he surrendered his
credentials as n delegate.
Cochems ran for Congress In 1906,
and used In campaigning his two broth
ers, Karl, nn opera singer, nnd Kd
ward, a lawyer. Kdward Cochems alio
made himself famous ns a football
player In college days. Karl furnished
the music and the other two the speeches
In trying for votes.
Cochems has a reputation as a good
mixer, with the ability of a clever poll
tlclan to get votes. He was nt a Welsh
picnic when he was runlng for Con
gress and William H. Stafford, his op
ponent for Congress, was there too. A
race between the two men was arranged
for and Cochems won byrunnlng 100
yards In 10 2-6 seconds. He got the
Welsh vote. At another picnic, a Scotch
one, friends persuaded him to enter tho
shotput against some of the best men
In the State. He peeled off his coat
and put the sixteen pound shot 4S
feet 6 Inches, winning the event.
An JS prize which he won he distrib
uted among some Scotch girls and
thereby won more votes. Hut he lost
nt l.nf!nn ll..
Too I.nte for ItrRaUr F.tlttlona,
Paper .Made No Comment.
Sprrial Cable DepiUcK to The Sc.v.
London, Oct. 13. News of the shoot
ing of Col. Roosevelt In Milwaukee
reached London too late for the regular
editions of the newspapers. Special edi
tions carrying a bulletin of the Incident
were on the streets later. The papers
made no comment on the attack.
Candidate Send Message Inline,
dlalely o Mr, llnoaerrlt.
A ls-rrnrii i. V - Ilni ii 111
formed of the attempt on Col. Roose! ' LddTess" ' 'h" iMr
volt's life Oscar S. Straus, Progressive! 'Now as we always have a toast to tho
candidate for overnor, snld; President the tirst toast at UuupietM
"I am shocked beyond expression that
nny man could be found who would wish
to hurt the grentest friend of the plain
people the country has seen since Abra
ham Lincoln. The bullet must have been
fired by a disordered mind, mlstntluenced
nnd misled by the vlllltlcntlons many
of the newspapers have poured out to
mislead the public mind." '
Mr. Straus dictated the following mes
sage to Col. Koosevelt:
".May Clod's blessing attend you and
preserve you for your family and the
country. 1 am unutterably pained anil
shocked. I anxiously await news from
The inn" He la (ilad llnnar-
telt Wan .Not llnrnird.
President Taft, who
was attending
s of the fleet at I
the dinner to the officers
tne Hotel ,sior last nignt, penciled this
note when he heard of the attempted
shooting of Col. Koosevelt:
. , ,
nnl very sorry to hear of the as-(
sault upon Col. Koosevelt und am glad
to learn thnt nn hnrm wna iii.tiA lit...
to learn tliat no harm was done him.
"W. ii. T. i
At that time the President
had been '
mil heen
Informed that an attempt ha
made to assassinate Mr. Koosevelt, but
thut the bullet had not reached Its
The President wrote the note In
spouse to this note from a Sun
"Urnr Mr. VirxUlent: Tiik Sil5 asks
for some comment on the attempted
shooting of Col, Koosevelt In Milwaukee.
Is thU possible?"
Tho reporter's Inquiry was read by
Major-Gen. Thomas 11. Barry and then
handed to President Taft by George
von L. Meyer, Secretary of the Navy,
who was sitting beside the President ut
the guests' table.
IVrUliia HrcalU Speech "Lender
to He I'aed Till llrokrii."
George W. 1'erklns said lust night
that when he heard that Col. Koosevelt
had been shot ho thought Immediately
of those sentences In thn Colonel's
Carnegie Hall speech, "The Klght of the
People to Kule," delivered on March 20:
The leader for the time being, whoever
he may be, Is lint an Instiumcnt, to tie
used until broken and then to he cast
aside: anil !f he Is wmth his salt he will
caie no more when he Is broken than a
soldier cares when I hi Is sent wheie his
life Is forfeit In order thut the victory may
he won. In the long fight fur ilghteous
ness the watchword for all of uu is spend
und be spent. It Is of little mutter
whether any one mun falls or succeed,
hut the cuiiHv shall not full, for It Is the
cause of mankind. We, here In America,
hold In our hands the hope of the world,
the fate of the coining ears, and slisme
and disgrace will be ours If In our ccs
the light of high resolve Is dimmed, If
we trail In the dust the golden hopes of
Leaders of Progressive Party
Ilcsieged for Detnils
of Attack.
Those in Corridor Hull Him
Spontaneously When He
First Appears.
President Tuft sat at tho right hand of
Mayor Gaynor last night at tho great
dinner which tho city gavo In honor of
tho Atlantic fleet.
Everywhere were tho blue and gold
uniforms of tho officers, from Hoar Ad
miral Osterhaus down to the youngest
middy fresh from Annapolis, and every
where went tho words that If wo'vo got
to fight let's fight ns well as we know
As the President himself said, "Let us
behave as a nation not seeking war, but
as one not afraid of It."
The first reort o'f tho attempt upon
the life of Col. Koosevelt reached the
ballroom of tho Hotel Astor whon tho
waiters wero clearing away tho candles
prior to tho beginning of the speaking.
The newB spread through the room
quickly. Little knots of naval officers
and civilians dottixl tho area outside
tho circle of tables and all wero asking
one another what was the real story from
Somebody handed n encilled despatch
up to the President. IHe fumbled for his
eyeglasses and scanned the half dozen
His eyebrows tobo slightly nnd ho passed
the paper along to Major-Oen, Thomas
II. Barry, who sat near him.
Presently "Gen. Barry handed another
slip back to the President, a request
from the newspapers for a comment
upon tho attack upon the Colonel. Mr.
Toft took out his pencil and wroto these
"I am very sorry to hear of the assault
Un Col. Koosevelt, and am glad to learn
that nohurm was done him. W. II. T."
That was as neur a comment as van
mudo from the platform about the shoot-
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. ." """"- -um-ir "IS Holes.
The only crsonal reference was to Mayor
uaynor, whon ho remarked thut he
couldn't talk politics, unless perhaps
'he should go out and have a conference
with Mr. Mayor about tho Philippines.
ln impression upon tho diners of
the attack upon Col. Koosevelt was pro
lotinu. r.very ono who seemed to le
in a position to know tho facts was but
tonholed. I-Yank A. Munsey, Herman
Bidder and others left the room and went
to telephones, where they got the report
from their newspapers or from lrogres
slve headquarters. They came back and
told wliat they knew.
"He's game," was tho wuy Mr. Munsey
concluded his narrative of how the Colonel
went on to tho hall ami mude his eech
quite aa if nothing had hupened
But the rcKrts from tho West did
not dlstruct the diners from paying strict
attention to the Mayor and Mr. Tuft.
They cheered when the Mayor had this
. ii'uthui - win mum ii iiiom iianuy
Iiecause we have the President of tho
united mates witli us, (ireat applause.
And I'Thtips it is no harm If I should
say to you, now thnt we are here, if wo
keep still and think a moment, not (lis.
traded by tho voice of tho xilitical orator,
nor even the voice of the Bull Moose,
I laughter und thinking it over we may
find great difficulty in saying in what
particular President Tuft has fulled
to discharge his duties with the highest
talent, the highest wisdom and tho finest
fidelity to the Interests of the country.
Great uppluuse.) We will now drink
to the President of the United States."
And then the diners got to their feet
and cheered tho President. Up in the
gallery the orchestra und the organ
started in uism the otx-ulug liars of
"America." The naval officers and the
civilians picked it up and sang the verse
through to tho end.
It was not first evidence of pleasure
that tho New York audience had shown
ut tliu presence of Mr. Tuft. Wheu ho
came into tho corridors of tho Astor just
before tho dinner began the men who
first caught sight of him cheered, und
wheu the others saw that the nnisn wns
the signal that the President hud arrived
i"e' Jollfed in the applause. Mr. Taft's
- tiiuak you, gentlemen, 1 thank vou."
Mayor (laynor took his place in the
.middle or the long table which flunked
i the eastern wull of the ballroom. At his
right sat the President and then Hear
Admiral Osterhaus, Bishop David H.
freer. Attorney-General Wickershuin.
,onr Admiral Vreeland and Hear Admiral
.in.,, iii imu iii.w u niiuie itnu lie hilki:
ifadger At .Mr. Gaynor s left wero Hoc
r,'"'"y of the Navy George von Ii Meyer,
Major-Gen. Thomas H. Harry, Gen,
Grunt's successor as commander of the
Department of tho Kast: Herman Kidder,
president of the Mayor's committee, and
Assistant Secretary of the Navy lleekman
Winthrnp. q
Others at the head 'table were Borough
President George McAneny, Postmaster
Genera! Frank 11. Hitchcock, WldteUw
Keid. President Minor Klslworth Brown
or New York University, Col. Henry W.
Backet t, vice-president of the Mayor's
committee; Hear Wdmirnl Winslow. Col.
W A. Mann. Hear Admiral Fletcher,
John Purroy Mitotic), Gen, Benjamin 1
Tracy, Comptroller Preiidergast, Presi
dent John II Finley of the College of tho
City or New York, Borough President
Cromwell or Hichmond, Kdwurd Haga
man Hall, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Hear
Admiral Twining and Hear Admiral
Usher, Hear Admiral Fiske, Brig.-Gen.
Tasker H. Bliss. Chief Constructor Wutt,
U. S.. N.. nnd Lloyd S. Pryce, Minister to
The Hague,
"F.lsowhero wero John D. Kockefeller. Jr .
Frank A. Munsey, Chairman William
H. Willcox of the Public Service Commis
sion, Police Commissioner Waldo, Alder
man Henry H. Currnn, Kdimmd L.
Baylies, Theodore P, Shonts, Sir Thomas
Lipton, Vernon H, Brown, William C.
Brown, president of the Now York Central;
Hobert W. do Forest, Cleveland II. Dodge,
John Hays Hammond, Charles I), Milieu,
Col. George Harvey. Arthur Curtiss James,
Brayton Ives und Willium B. Howland of
tho Outlook.
Tho Mayor In tho course of his speech
I am sure thnt never did New orkers
do nnythliiK with more pleasure tlinii what
wo lime Ix'on dniuit for the lata several
days In honorlnir the Meet of the I nlted
I am sure that you are nil greatly im
pressed with the front dli-pluy ol mined
power, armed vessels, which you saw In
the i Ivor to-day 'I he Secretnry of the Navy
tells mil that it i. the lamest assemblage
of war vessels ever known except one,
and that the recent nsHeiuhlime In Kuul.iud '
I suppose the time will come when we will
lie as able to assemble as niiiny us they can
umi'iiiblo In Kngliind, but I he time U not
yet I iilauH. In my WHy I thought
th display great enoimh, nnd yet when we
crime to think it all over probably It Is not
grc4t enough.
Thtro are n-oplft now who think it is too
lame. I hone the sllht of It hnrn nnl. nnlv
hy j(a craat city but by U vbela nit bra
will creAte Rood will toward the navy and
tho desire to see It lamer for tho sake of
maintaining tho iware. (Applause).
It was some minutes after Mr. Gaynor
finished his introduction of tho President
before Mr. Taft was ablo to smvik. His
address was received with the closest
attention and was frequently Interrupted
with applause.
When ho spoke of the fortification of
tho Panama Canal and of the resolution
of this Government to exact tolls from
foreign shipping the audience clapped
vigorously. The navy men liked his
declaration that in case war begins we
will be ready for It.
Mr. Tuft said:
The policy of Increasing the navy two
battleships a year has been consistently
followed until this year, when II was reduced
to one. I think this Is a mlstnke, certainly
before tho Panama Canal Is completed,
when the canal Itself will give great addi
tional efficacy to the fleot wo have by per
mitting Its transfer from one ocean to
another.as exigency may dictate, without
the circumnavigation of South America.
Naval authorities report that with the
fleet as It now Is two battleships a year will
Just about make up for what the fleet ought
to lose each year by the retirement or
putting on the reserve of vessels thnt are
not efpinl to the first class modern require
tnenls.TjThe revenues of the (lovcriimcnt
seem to be equal to such n tax.
I stn sufficiently advised of the prepared
ness of the vessels to know thai when they
pass me to-morrow In front of the Htntue
of Liberty they would be ready to meet
an enemy outside of Handy Hook. It is
rue that there are needed more nuxlllnry
vessels tnnn we now have were we to enter
upon a war of large proportions but It I
satisfactory to know that the time In which
such auxiliary vessels could be prepared
Is not prohibitive and ! much less than
would be needed to add battleships, I
sincerely hope thnt whatever party comes
Into power the policy of two battleships
a year will be continued until, through the
Panama Canal and otherwise, the needs
of the Pacific const for its defence shall
ie satisfied.
I think no one'goes further than I do in
believing that every question of whatever
character can be properly settled by arbi
tration, I do not mean to say that In the
beginning of (lie system Injustice may
not be done from time to lime by prejudiced
arbitrators who have not been schooled
In the system of Impartial administration
of Justice, but constnnt practice In courts
of arbitration will develop a system of
Jurisprudence and a skilled body of judges
that shall ultimately come to value the
Independence and Impartiality of the
tribunal as of higher Importance than any
thing else In the world, and who shall make
clear hy actual result the courage and the
slngle-udndedness of the court and shall
give confidence to every party to u contro-
Tersy before the court that Justice will be
done though the heavens full,
Now I hold It to be entirely c otihlnletit
with such a view us this and with such an
Ideal ns this und with the most earnest
efforts to bring about such an Ideal, ut the
mmc time now to favor, under present
condition, the keeping up of the navy of
the t lilted States In such a condition that
we may be able to defend ourselves und to
enforce our, Just policies where, under
preiient circumstances, in such u defence
or such enforcement physical means are
We have hnd a similar question before
us In the mutter of the fort mention of the
PatiHiuu Cunnl, which the nation bus
answered, In my Judgment, In the right
wuy We built the canal as an uld to the
commerce of the world. Including the Irnde
between our enst and west coasts, and ns
a war measure for the purpose of devc 3p
lng the efficacy of our navy It wns pro
posed In neutralize the canal, to use an
expression that was frequent at the time-
that is, to make the ciiiuil so that every
nation and iwery country, under all con
ditions of war or peace, could use the canal
as a passageway, and bv an agreement
between nil nations hostilities should he
excluded from the harbors at each end
of the canal or from the ennui ilelf There
are very considerable iirai'lical diflteuldes
In euforciug such a bond iigninst uu irre
sponsible nation that does not retognie
III" obligations of s treaty or refuses to
enter Into It Hut even if such an arrange
ment could be made there still remains the
question whether the Cnlted States ought
to sacrifice its very vital advantage of In
creasing the power of its navy by rapid
changing of It from one oceuu to another
hy giving the ume privilege to an enemy
in and Ihrough the omul which it has built
by Its own expenditure of !((, i"i,ii As
long as war is possible, as long n we hae
to maintain a fleet tolproteet ourselves and
enforce our rights, it seems to me to lie
altruism run mud, to be worse Uihii Infidelity
of the mun who looks not after his own
family, to contribute loxi.ooo.noii to the
canal and to loc one of the great advau
tuges for which that money was expended,
to Ut, the doubling of the efflmey of our
navy ugulnst uny other which might at
tack Us.
A Why lire we called upon to enable our
enemy to increase the efllcaey of his navy
ugulnst us in iie of war? 'I here is no
reiiMiii We have therefore fortified the
canal and shall maintnin its neutrality as
to all other nullons except a iintlou at wur
with us, nnd ns to that nation, with forti
fications op the canal, we shall take such
ulcourseas to theshutllng out nfoiuicneiuy's
vessels from the canal as inav seem bent
for us in the carrying on of the war Such
h. proceeding is not nt all in conflict with
an earnest desire for peace and nn earnei.t
desire lo find means by which peace can be
maintained niiit war prevented,
Kverv one in the I ia II room listened
keenly for what Hear Admiral Hugo
Osterhaus would have to say about his
own fleet und the men who help to make
it a big lighting machine. Kvery one
felt sutlsllcd when ho got through, espe
cially the officers present as guests, for
he had included them lu the nice things
he said.
The President and t hevteoretary have
taken about all the thunder out of my
shhic1i," said tho Admiral. "And there
fore it leaves mo only to suy something
ubout the fleet
ou nil have seen It to-day i ott have
seen it outwardly. 1 believe I know it
inwardly, and Isdieve 1 can suy the fleet
is reudy. Appluuse.) I won't suy, as is
the custom, thut our ships aro the best
ships, but 1 will say that class for class
thev uro eoual to any Nor will I say that
our officers ure tho best officers, but I will
say that there are none better, Great
""But with reference to the men. I will
say without hesitation they are the best.
Applause. it you aesiro any prooi oi
it look ut them lu the streets, look nt their
faces. Look ut these young men and you
wi l see thut they are equal to any occa
sion that may arise "
In closing Admiral Osterhaus paid
tribute to Secretary Meyer and said he
wished to express u sentiment winch he
knew pervaded the whole uuvv. a sense
of gratitude to tho Secretary of the Navy
for his efforts in developing tho navy
during his term of office.
lust nelore tho Admiral spoxe tne
Mayor proposed n toast to Kirs. Taft,
wdio sat in a box Just opposite tho dais.
Tho officers all gavo hor ono long cheer.
Thousands of Officials Anxious
((uerlea Over Telephone,
Wahiiinoton, Oct, 14. The news of
the attempt on tho llfo of Theodore
Koosevelt at Milwaukee reached n capi
tal deserted of, officialdom Just us It wus
about to retire.
Kxtru Issues of un afternoon paper
spread the news nil ubout tho city,
though ror more thun un hour previous
nil the newspaper offices nnd the bu
reaus or newspapers or other cities hud
been In ii rerment.
Thousands or Government officials
nnd others kept the newspaper tele
phones busy with Inquiries regarding
tho shooting nt the former President.
Ho meagre wus the Information avail
able to Washington up to midnight.
Jbowaw, ifaat thai Ml UtUa a b told.
Not tlio First Tinw He Hns
Known What It Wns to
Fnco Pcnth.
Itcpcfltrtll.v in His Life He Hns
Been Assailed by
The whistlo of a bullet passing near
him is no now experience in the life of
Theodore Koosevelt, nor nro dangers
which might have had a ratal ending ror
htm. From the clays or his ranching
experience in tho West, where as cowboy
and hunter ho risked his Itfe in herding
cattle, in hunting wild beasts, in joining
in posses to hunt down outlaws, through
tho days or his Police Commlssloncrship
In Now York, his experience aa a soldier
In tho Spanish war, down on through hla
term ns Vice-President, President, hunter
at largo in Arricu, he has been confronted
by beasts and men who would do him
In his own books of the West. Mr.
jKooBovelt has described somo or hia
dangerous oxeriences nnd contemporary
nowspaper history records tho rest.
He was a Police Commissioner in Now
York city in lSrt, when on April 14 some
body addressed to him a bomb which
would oxplode the moment tho WTapper
oi it was torn. A poet office clerk caught
this package as it went through his hands
nnd sent it to headquarters, where it was
not ocncd until after it had been soaked
n water. It was then found to contain
explosives which would huvo maimed
the person who opened tho ackago.
As an Assistant Secretary or the Navy
therenrter thoro aro no recorded eecapeR
and his experiences os Lieutenant-Colonel
and then Colonel or tho Hough Riders
are sufficiently well known from his own
graphic narration. It was when he be
came President hi succession to William
McKinley that he found himself beset or
threatened almost daily by some new
The assassination of President Mc
Kinley devoloed a hordo of cranks and
homicidal lunatics who for the most
part contented tliemseives with writing
threatening letters until tho guard about
tho President wns reenrorced several
times nnd tho Chler Executive himself
went oH'tily armed. There wus no real
danger, however, until tho following
year, In September, 1002, nt Pittsfleld.
Muss., an electric trolley car cut down u
four-in-hand on which the President.
Gov. Crane of Massachusetts, Secretary
t'ortelyou and the secret service guard
were riding. Willium Craig, a secret
service man, was killed and another
grievously injured. The President was
hurled some distance but received oiny
superficial bruises. There wus a scure in
Philadelphia In the following November
when u foreigner made a dash at the
IVesident, who wus riding with Secretary
Cortelyou in an open carriage. The
Secretary und the secret service men
covered tho President und the man was
overborne. Ho declared he only wanted
to shake hands. He was unarmed
A man whose nume wus given ns
Everett II I.eightou got Into the executive
offices at Wui-Jiingtoii January 7, luoi,
und just before the President was to
appear for his regular reception men-,
t ioued that he had a "matter he wanted
settle personally They got him uwuy
and held him to test his sanity. He
carried nothing more deadly than a small
The President went West in May. ItNis,
to hunt mountain lions. The day he
was to reach Salt ltke City a heavily
armed lutiutin wus picked up in the
street. He unnounced openly that he was
going to iissassinate him. He was sent
to an asylum
lust In-fore the President was to go to
Syracuse, N. Y , in .Septemlier. 11X13, a
man mimed Miller wus arrested on the
complaint or Mrs. Mary Smith or that
city. He hud informed her that he was
going to ossassinutt) the President.
Henry W. Weilbrenner, a hulr wltted
rarmor or Syosset, N, Y invaded Saga
more Hill In September, HXA't, nt night.
He was armed. Secret sarvice men
caught him within loo reet or The veranda
on which the President was sitting.
A Swede who gave his name us Peter
Elliott and said he was Ironi Lanoaster,
Pa., was arrested in the White House
October 5; ltxia. He was unned with n
revolver, knire and scissors. He luid
sent letters and poems before that tin
and the olice were looking for him. He
fought desieratoly ugulnst capture and
Injured a secret eervhs man lsforo he was
The arrest or a Pole at Portland, Ore.,
on Juno 2. HKW, roveuled the Iact that five
men had ugreed to go to Washington
and each try separately to kill the Presi
dent. These men were all physical force
anarohists, but no arrests were made
as the men wero reported to have fled
ucroes tho border.
From time to time In 1903, '04, '05, "06
und '07 anarchist plots, wero reported
Iroin various centres or the country.
One such came rrom llnzleton, Pa,, In
April, 1007; the year previous a similar
conspiracy hud Iveen reported from Pat
orson. Usually the plots wore found to
be dreams or the tellers or them.
(!R"",nted man npponrod nt Sagamore
Hill In September, 1007, saying that he
was going to compel President Koosevelt
to collect $10,000,000 from John I). Kocke
roller. He had hinted something or
dynamite, but ho got away. A woman
was urrested in Louisville, Ky., in May,
100.H, as she was boarding a train on u
Washington ticket. She announced
calmly that she was going to kill tho Pres.
Ident, She was Carrie Ado, once u oook
for n family in New Hochello. N. Y.
In tho following month while tho Pres
ident was fording Hock Creek, Washing
ton, on a skittish horse tho animal reared
up nnd foil backward. Tho President
freed his reet or the stirrups lu time and
ut standing up.
After Uio end of hla term Mr. Koosevelt
undertook his famous trip to frjra,
which concluded with fraternal visits to
the great countries of liuropo. He hns
hlmsoir described his expirieiciM of
standing the charge of n desperate rhi
noceros nnd or lion killing ;in which n
straight shot wns all that stood between
him and surety. Tho shot wus made.
There has been no record or nny attempt
upon his life until last night since his re
tlrement from official Hie. lb was siid
that Socialists from all over tho country
nun wrivwm io mm announcing the alleged
theft or thelrplotrorm by the Progressive
itnplv' K, ', I ll.'n I ......... I .i i .
I arty, but that-actual threats wore few
fid Ut iMwm. '
Broadway, Park
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any other office structure in New York. The Inter
borough Subway, the Elevated lines and the entire
street surface railways of Manhattan and Brooklyn
concentrate and deliver passengers within two or
three minutes of it. The Pennsylvania, Erie, Lack
awanna, Baltimore & Ohio and New Jersey Central
Railroads arc within four minutes of its entrance.
This 1s important in business.
Send for our representative.
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Windows. I
Edward J. Hogan, Agent
3 Park Row, Opp. Astor House
Paper In Assaasln'a I'neket Telia of
Dream of McKinley. ,
Mii.waukki;, Oct. 1 1, Among the pa
pers found In the assassin's pockets was
the following:
"September 15, 1901. 1:30 A. M, In n
dream I saw President McKlnlcy sit up
In n monk's attire. In whom I recognized
Theodore Itoosovelt. The dead President
said, 'This Is my murderer; avenge my
"September 12, 1912, 1:30 A. M.
While writing a iicm some one tapped
me on the shoulder nnd said, 'Let not n
murderer take the Presidential choir.
Avenge my death.'" .
"I could plainly see Mr. McKlnley's
"Before the Almlght God I swear this
above writing Is nothing but the truth.
"So long ns .!nn.in could rise to tho
greatest power of the world, despite her
surviving a tradition more than 2,000
years old, as Gen. N'ogl so nobly de
monstrated. It Is the duty of the United
Stntes of America to uphold the third
term tradition.
"Let every third termer be regarded
as n traitor to the American cause.
"Let It be the right nnd duty of every
citizen to forcibly remove u third
"Never let n third term party emblem
appear on the oftlclal ballot.
"1 am willing to dlo fur my country.
God has called me to be his Instrument,
so help me God.
"(Signed) Innocent Gi'iltt.
(In German): "A strong tower Is our
Says "If lliioaerelt aiifiuld Die To
nliclit" Cause Wntalil l.lvr.
Com'mrus, Ohio, Oct. U. Speaking In
absolute Ignorance of the fuct that Col.
Koosevelt had been shot, llourke Cock
run or New York to-night at Memorial
Hall, addressing 3.000 persons, only u
r'v of whom had hoard of the tragedy,
declared the victory of the Progressive
cause to be Inevitable1 even If postponed.
"If Col. Koosevelt should die to-night
the triumph of this moral crusade
would come," be said; "hut he will not
die, for he Is charged with the mimeses
of God."
During his address Mr. Cockran re
ferred to Col, Roosevelt ns the living
Gnllahud of the square deal and denied
that the Progressive party was a one
man affair.
It had been Intended to have A. Li.
Garford of Klyrla. Progressive candi
date for Governor, address the gather
ing at the conclusion of the Cockran
speech, but the meeting was adjourned
upon announcement of the shooting at
C'oiiKrra Orilaliird lire th Penally nn
a President's .saullnnt.
Washington, Oct. 14. The special
law which was passed by Congress after
President McKinley had been assassi
nated does not affect the man who at
tempted Col. Roosevelt's lire. The law
wlch was passed In response to the
-entlment or the country provided that
the death pimalty should be Imposed
on any man who attempted the lire of
a President ot the United Stntes.
The Milwaukee would-be assassin will
be subject only to the law which would
ordinarily govern In the case of an as
sault with Intent to kill upon a citizen.
Colonrl Sends Teleirrnm Raylng
W'iiuiuI la Trivial.
' Mrs. Roosevelt received the following
message rrom Col, Koosevelt nt 1 o'clock,
at the Hotel Manhattan:
"Don't worry. Wound trivial. Don't
come to Milwaukee."
At 12:30 n telegram rrom the Colonel
was received nt tho National Progres
sive hcudi-uurtcrs saying: "There's no
cause ror nlarm."
Senator Dixon snld that when Mrs.
Roosevelt read It she snld: "Thal'H the
same remark that was made when Mr.
McKinley was shot."
After getting the personal message
rrom her husband Mrs. Roosevelt went
to the home of Mrs. .1. West Koosevelt
nt 100 Kast Thlrty-llrst street.
Maya the Colonel In line .linn In it
Hundred Million,
The New York I'rcns, nn ardent cham
pion of the Progressive cause, suys edl
tnrlully this morning that If tho bullet
"llred nt thn ht-art of Theodore Hoone
velt had spent that splendid life It would
have cut off one of the matchless ca
reers of the world's history."
It continues:
"Tho worst that Theodore Roosevelt's
enemies could say of him was that he
was fired with a sclllsh ambition; that
'.lhe ''"WC"'"-'"' cause was a one man
! Wlltl.MAnf 4 fltA tvuintni. whn M I Y. a
I tnovefrienl. Tho inanlao who fired the
Jabot Uw4 j 4a acwM Ma. worj4
ii i
v unooscurcu (
echoed from his disordered brain this
cry of the Koosevelt luvters.
"Were that truth and not falsehood
the death or Theodore Koosevelt, against
which friend nnd foo. alike Implore,
might bo the death of the Progressive
"Itut the Progressive muse, ns Its
devoted and Spartan chief protests In
the face of the nssassln, cannot dl.
It Is not nt the mercy of such a tragic
turn of fate. It Is too great a cause.
"With Theodore Koosevelt to go on
fighting nt the head of the Progressive
forces the Progressive cause will move
onward In triumph. With the sacrlflcn
of Theodore Roosevelt's life tho Pro
gresslve cause, lnstcnd of perishing with
him, would be Invincible."
After pointing out that the wound Is
not dangerous nnd that the Colonel's
life Is safe tho Press says:
"The world will be tliankrul that this
man In 100,000,000 Is not to die."
At Mrniin MeethiK Says He t'nn't Be
' Drl-i en Onl of Pulilln 1,1 fe.
AMKTBiiDAM, N. Y Oct. 14. Over 2,000
people Jammed the City Opern House
to-night nnd gave Oscar S. Straus and
Frederick M. Davenport, candidates for
Governor und Lieutenant-Governor, re
spectively, n rousing reception. About
200 women were scattered among the
audience, which Interrupted the candi
dates freciuently with hearty applause.
The mention of Col. Koosevelt's name
brought forth enthusiasm.
Mr. Straus dwelt upon his record as
Minister to Turkey and as Secretary
of tho Department of Commerce and
Labor, and challenged his opponents to .
point out uny case of grart In that De
partment during his term or office. Ho
promised, ir elected, with a Progressive
legislature to secure the enactment of e.
workmen's compensation law and wipe,
ofT the statutes "that Inlqultinus pri
mary law and give you a real prefer
entlul primary law."
He asked the audience to ask Mr. Sulzer
upon the occasion of his visit to this city,
"Are you the nominee or Murnhr and
Tammany Hall? ir you are not. why
don't you in lory them like I do." '
Mr. Davenport charged that there was
a plot on the part or a political party to
drive Col. Koosevelt out or public "life,
but declared he would stay in publio lire
because tho nation needed him and pre
dicted that tho people would keep him
in public lire a while longer. He likened
the Colonel in his light lor the Progres
sives to Gladstone, whose work wan of
such value that tho people would not
listen to his retirement.
Ordered to Sliirnr Cnase Why II
Should at Testify In Oil Cr,
John D. Archbold, president of ths
Standard OH Company, was served yes
terday with nn order directing him to
show cause In tho Supreme Court on
Thursday before Justice Greenbaum
why ho should not bo required to ap
pear before Abraham I.. Jacobs, com
missioner appointed here 'to take testi
mony In the Missouri litigation over the
election of officers of the Waters-PIcrca
Ol) Company. Mr. Archbold was served
with n subpoena on the day he returned
from Kurope. but Ignored It.
Samuel G. Bayne, president of the
Seaboard National Hank, must show ,
cause to-day before Justice Greenbaum
why he should not bo punished for con
tempt for falling to produce before Com-,
ndssloner Jacobs certain records of thoj'
bank called ror in tho procedelngs.
(Jjclr Policeman's Machine Rreaka
and Another lluna Infn lllrn.
Leonard Preston and John Guiderman,
motor cycle policemen from traffla squad
C, who wero in tho police escort that was
preceding President Tnft's automobile
last night down Fifth avenue, on his way
to tho Mayflower, foot of West Twenty
third street, were badly injured when
Preston's machine broke down at Forty
first street and Firth avenue and Guider
man ran into him.
In their desire to keep the President
rrom learning or the accident the com
panions of the injured policemen picked
themjup, machines nnd nil, and threw
them on tho sidewalk. They woro round
there later by another policeman. Ouider
mnn's skull is thought to lie fractured.
President Wart wuson his way rrom fhe
dinner nt the Hotel Astor at the time
and his a ulomnbiln was speeding to get
nun to nis yactit in timo tor a gooi night s
91 at it AIiIImk Senreh for Wrltera of
lllnrk Hnnd Letters la Killed.
Domlniclt Crnssu ot 252 Kast 161st
street, who was trying to help tho pollco
In their search ror tho writers of threat
ening letters received by a neighbor ot
his, was shot through the heart and In
stantly killed last night.
Crosso wus walking through USth
street, between Second nnd First ave
nues, when four men enmo along. Some
children wero plnylng on the street and
tho men told them to go home. When
they had gone one of the four walked
up to Crosso, stuck a revolver acainat
him and tired five shots. One of them
went Into his heart. When Policeman
Dolan got there the man's ahlrt waa on
fire nnd ho was dead.
Mrs. Kpplna Nlata, who lived ta the
same house ns Crosso, received a latter
a few daya ago demanding- money la the
name of, the HaaoK Hand.. Croaao VMun
leatrcd to btlp the police fai the wrltir.
Place (o Barclay St.

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