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Ink, Who Had Trailed Ex-Presi-ient
for Many Days, Fires Upon
Jim in Milwaukee as He Leaves
iotel in Auto; Letters Show As
lailant Is Evidently Insane; Sees
n Dream Roosevelt as Slayer of
Hall Injured Statesman' Shows
Vlanuscript With Hole in It and
displays Bloodstains on Shirt; Re
nains Cool and Cheerful; Taken
o Hospital in Chicago
I0AGO, Oct. 15. Colonel Roosevelt arrived at Chicago at
is morning. He was resting- calmly. He experienced no dis
:s during- the trip from Milwaukee.
ernattonal N'ev.-s Servieo
1LWAUKKE, Wis., Oct. J -J An
attempt to assassinate Colonel
Boosevelt was inside ns he
started on his way from the
Gilpntrick in this city to the
ie atepped into au automobile a
bb fired by a poorly attired man,
3fcd his way through the crowd
motor car- Tho stranger took
'ate aim and sent the bullet
J? into the ex-prcsident's right
juBt below the nipple. The
r-waB seized by Elbert II. Mar
io ox-president. 'h stenographer,
aptain Alfred G. Gerard of mi
a rough rider, under Roose
lain Overwhelmed.
18 was about to fir.o another shot
solver, a thirty-eight caliber a
03 knocked from his hand by
1 Cecil Lyon of Texas, -who is ac
OyinjT Itoosovclt on his mid
a campaign trip. Lyon jumpod
tho automobile and started to
the would-bo assassin,
wvolt, who had staggered buck
auto -when tho shot wnB fired,
himBolf up and stood looking at
"who was sitting on tho shooter,
s-proflident cried, ivith a gesture,
't hnrt him. I'm all right."
!&ptain of police rushed in an
released his grip on tho follow,
ith Lyon's help drugged the man
back in the
me crowd that
ting yelled to
e oil mind the
int. cried out,
not hurt. I'm
j speak. Good
nd occurred bo
shed crowd did
: Hlill. "
urned to tlm
Urn voice, re
i the car up to
tho Auditorium. 'I'm not hurt and ev
erything's all right."
The car started up and in a moment
Roosevelt was on his way to- the hall
with a bullet in his side.
Did Not Know He Was. Shot.
Tho ex-president did not actually
roali'.e Unit ho had been shot until ho
got to the Auditorium, five blocks dis
tant. He know that, tho bullet had
grazed him, because ho felt it against
his side, but he believed that it had
simply gone through his overcoat.
As he reached tho Auditorium tho ox
profeident felt a sharp sting in hia side
and instinctively placed his hand upon
it. Dr. Torrill, his private physician,
who rode in tho automobile with him,
noticed the gesture,
"Colonel. I believe you are hurt,"
he suggested with alarm,
"No, not at all." returned Kooae
velt with a smile. "I feel fine."
"J want to see if tlio bullot hit
you," insisted Torrill.
"Don't bother 3'oursclf," protested
Roosevelt, unperturbed. "If it hurt
any I would tell 3'ou,"
Insists on Speaking.
Dr. Torrill persisted that ho ought to
examine the colonol,
"Now, if wo wait to do that," fret
ted Roosevelt, "you'll delay the meet
ing and here arc people waiting in tho
Auditorium to see me,"
This colloquy took place in a room
just outside tho Auditorium. Fiftoon
thousand people in tho hall had hoard
tho ex-president's automobile whirring
up to tho door and they were yclliug
for him.
Dr. Ten-ill was obdurate.
"You can't go in there until I've
soon if Hint bullot took effect." de
manded Torrill. "Ton owo it to your
self, colonel, to let me satisfy myself
about it.''
"Oh, well, if it disturbs you, go
ahead," laughed the colonel.
Audience Is Told.
Mcautlmo, mombere of tho cx-prosi-dnnt's
party, in great alarm, had gouo
to the platform of tho Auditorium more
to prepare tho huge audience for the
shocking news of tho attempted assas
sination. Henry Cocbons of Wisconsin, formor
La Follette leader, who is now working
for the colonel, stopped up to tho chair
man of the assemblage and interrupted
him to whisper the news.
"My God!" exclaimed the startled
man, and ho Bank bark into a chair.
Tho audience looked on in blank
amnzoment. Cochems stepped to tho
front of tho stage and in a quavering
voice announced:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I havo sad
news for you. Colonel Itoosevolt has
been shot."
A murmur rnn through the audi
ence. "Some crank shot at him as he was
on his way here," C'ocliouis went on.
"The colonel is outside here and will
soon address you because he insists on
it. I ask .you to be as quiet as you can,
as ho is in great pain."
Cochem's Voice Fails.
Cochems's voice failed as he uttered
this and he staggored back against a
table. He was completely unnerved.
Ab Cochems was helped away from the
platform, the crowd broke into oxcitcd
babble. Cochems regained his com
posure as he was being led from the
platform and going to the footlights,
called out:
"If thoro are any physicians in tho
audience I wish thoy would hurry back
of tho scenes. They are needed."
Instantly Dr. B. G. Sayle and Dr.
Frederick A. Stratton of Milwnukc'o
hurried back. They found Dr. Torrill
eitting on a chair before Colonel Kooso
velt, trying to induce- the ox-proaident
to give up tho speech and go to a hos
pital. "M3r dear doctor, that jb impos
sible," declared Koosovolt firmly.
"I'm going to make that speech if it's
the last one."
Doctors Stratton and Sayle nodded to
the ex-presidont and asked him jf he
felt any pain. Itoosovelt, who was sit
ting up straight in a chair, tho most
placid man in tho group, roplied, with a
wavo of iiis hand: y
"Now, I'm not hurt a bit. I don't
thiuk tho bullet hit me. If you'll wait
until I'vo finished my speech I'll let
you see for yourselves."
Roosevelt Wildly Cheered.
As ho spoke Jfoofiovolt goL up from
tho chair and insisted on being, shown
the way to tho stage. Dr. Torrill im
plored him not to go. Colonel Lyon
tried to stop him, but Roosevelt gently
pushod the Texan aside, saying:
".Now, Cecil, you're disturbing the
Seeing it was useless to interfere, tho
colonol 'b bodyguard escorted him to the
platform. Ab Roosevelt walked firmly
to tho atngo as though nothing in the
world was the matter tho gigantic
crowd burHt into the wildest choor ho
has hoard in his campaign trip. Roose
velt, who had. clung to hia hat through
all the excitement, passed it over to his
cousin, Philip Roosevelt, nnd faced the
yelling throng, Ho wavod his hand at
tho crowd, paced a few steps along the
platform, waved at tlm galleries and
acted exactly as he did at the Coli
seum at Chicago last Saturday when he
was the storm center of a wild multi
tude. Colonel Grits Teeth.
Roosevelt finally rained his hand to
stop the cheering and as tho, crowd
ceased a voice :iaid:
"Colonel, -wc sympathize with' you."
Roosevelt gritted Ids teeth and shout
ed back:
"Now, don 't "you women worry, it's
nothing at all."
The ex-president had in his pocket a
carefully prepared speech, which he
had dictated ou tho train on his way to
Milwaukee. Without .1113- formal it3',
excepting to greet the crowd as "fel
low citizens of Wisconsin," tho colonol
1 pulled tho manuscript of his speech
from his pocket. As he drew it out he
found, for the first time that the bul
let hud penotratod.
The bullet had torn a -round hole in
the thick manuscript, ft had gone on
into the fleshy part of tho chost and
had lodged there.
Those on the platform saw a tinges of
red about the bullet mark on thu manu
script. Dr. Terrill started from bin
chair, bound on having tho ex-presidont
atop and go at once to the hospital
Roosovolt saw him rise from his chair.
Turning around, the ox-prcsiilent ox
claimed impatiently, "You just 5iay
where you aro. I am going to make
this speech aud you might as well com
pose yourself."
Audience Is Alarmed.
Terrill had a .suspicion all tho time
that the bullot had found its mark,
'but ho had boon balkod by the colonel
bo that he could not make certain. He
sat in his chair, his face blanched, as
Roosovolt lauuehod into thu spooeh.
The audience, thoroughly alarmed
over tho colonel's plight, sat with
bated breath as Roosovolt spoke.
Roosevelt talked for fifteen minntes
bnforo ho gave tho slightest indication
that ho felt the effect of the bullot.
Then a sudden twinge of pain made him
clutch his right side. The audience
was quick to observe it, and a protest
ran through tho hall for the colonel to
stop. Roosevelt frowned.
"Trivial," He Cries.
"Now, this is all a trivial affair,"
ho ex'icd. "Auyone who knows mo
must realize that I would not stop for
a thing like this. I may have a right
to feel soro with a bullet in mo. But
if you saw mo in battlo leading my
regiment you would not want me to
stop. You would encourage mo to
go ahead, no matter what happenod."
On into his speech went the
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Informs the Milwaukee
Police That He Had
Followed His Victim
Around the Country for.
a Week, Intending to
Kill Him at First Op
portunity. MISSED A CHANCE
Prisoner Mumbles to
Himself and Looks
Wild-Eyed; Possesses
Property and Has Wife
and Child in New York.
By International News Service.
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 14. The at
tempted assassin of Colonel
Roosevelt revealed himself to
the polico tonight as John
tfchrank and gave his address as. No.
370 East Tenth street. New York. Tu
an incoherent manner he told Chief
Janueson at police headquarters of
having wanted to kill Roosevelt be
cause ho did iiot believe any president
ought to havn more than two terms.
Tho prisoner gave every appearance
of being crazy. He mumbled to himself
aud looked wild-eyod. n his pockots
tho police found a letter addressed "To
tho People," in which Schrank wrote of
what he called a dream that came to
him in which he saw Roosevelt as the
assassin of President McKinlcy. He as
serted in tho letter that no president
ought to serve three terms. Schrank
informed tho police that ho had fol
lowed Colonol Roosevelt around the
country for the last week Lo kill him.
Kept Track in Book.
In his cothes was found a memoran
dum book, in which wns written the
names of hotels and the different cities
that Colonel Roosevelt had visited.
The list started with Charleston, S.
C, on September 23 and the last nota
tion was October 10, Chicago.
The complete list follows:
"September 23, Charleston, S. (?.,
Mosoloy house; Augusta, Ga., Planters
hotel; Atlanta, Child's hotel; Birming
ham, Ala.. Plaza hotel; Chattanoogn,
Rodmon hotel; Romo, Tenn., Third
Avenue hotel; Nashville, Tenn., Bis
marck hotel; October 1, Evansvillc, Iud.,
Station hotel; Louisville, Ky,, Hotel
Normandy; Indianapolis, 3nd., St. Law
rence hotel; October 10, Chicago."
Lay in Wait in Chicago.
"I went to the Coliseum in Chicago
last Saturday night to kill Roosevelt."
said tho prisoner without a quaver. "I
waited around tho entrance he would
come out. of but ho fooled me. He came
out by another door. It made me mad
that I missed him. 1 was bouud I'd get
him here."
Schrank in his confession to the po
lice told of a carefully laid plot often
frustrated but finally successful.
Tho man talked profusely aftor his
first refusal to give his name Ho
"I formerly rnn a saloon at No. 30
East Tenth street botwecu avenues B
and C. Now York city. I wns born in
Erdiug, Bavaria, two hours frnn
Munich. I am 30 .years old and came to
this country when D yeaTs with my par
cnta. I have been in the saloon busi
ness nearly all my life,' until I decided
that it was my duty to kill Roosovolt. I
have been personally acquainted with
Roosevelt since tho formor president
was polico commissioner of Now York
in 1895. I was first attracted to him
as a political personago during the con
vention in Chicago. Then I began to
think soriousy of him aB a menace to
his country when he cried 'thief' at
that convention,
'I looked upon his plan to Btart a
third party as a danger to the country.
My knowledge of history, gained
(Continued on Page Two.)
M;iny Workmen ;it Gurlield
Decline to Handle Ore
Mined by Strikebreak
ers; Plants Running'.
Force, at Utah Copper Corn
pair's Mine Steadily Added
to Without Ah' Show
of Violence.
RATHER than handle ore mined at
Bingham by strike-breakers'. It Is
alleged that 200 men employed In
the Magna and Arthur mills of
the Utah Copper company at
Garfield struck yesterday. An equal
number are said to havo walked out In
sympathetic strike at the Garfield nmelter
of the Amorlcnu Smelting &' Refining
company, although no Bingham 6ro Is
being handled at the latter smeller now.
Nearly 2000 men are employed nor
mally at the Magna and Arthur mllla
combined and about 1000 at the smelter. '
Reports as to the extent of the strike
vary. Strike leaders declare a total of
800 mon are out at the three plants. Of
ficers of the companies Insist that the
total number out does not exceed 170
mon of all classes. , Disinterested esti
mates plaeu the number of strikers at
approximately COO. divided about evonly
between I he two mills and the timelier.,
Sixty deputy sheriffs are on guard at
the Magna aUd Arthur mills and forty
at the smelter. Preparations have been
made to send others If they are needed.
No trouble had occurred last night.
That the strike may . become general,
tying up the mills nnd the unieltcr. Is
C. 'W. Whitley, general manager uf the
American Smelling & Refining company,
refused positively la.st night to talk of
the strike, other than to say that the
smeller Is running and will continue to
Mass Meeting Is Held.
At a mass meeting of employees of the
International Smelter at Xclc last
night, resolutions arc aaid to have been
adopted unanimously, refusing to handle
any ore from Bingham mined by non
union men, The smelter was running u
usual yefiterday, however. According to
J. C. Lowney, one of the strike leaders,
who returned from Tooele last midnight,
this stand by the Tooele men will block
effectively any attempt of the Highland
Boy company to resume operations at
Bingham, since all Its ore goes to the
Tooele smelter. The Highland Boy Is
scheduled to Incrcaao Us force today.
Sonic of the strike-breakers arriving
at Bingham yesterday were trannferred
Immediately to Garlleld to be used If
necessary In taking the places of the
ntrlkcrs thcre-
The Utah Construction company, which
works by contract In Bingham, yester
day reached an agreement with the union
offlclalK whereby It will be able to com
plete Its contract with the Utah Copper
company, using union labor anil com
plying with the demands of the union.
The contmcL will be finished. within six
days, it Is aaid, after which the company
will ship Its machines out of Bingham.
Situation Is Discussed.
Nearly 1000 mill and smeltermen from
Garlleld met at the Mooso hall labt night
to discuss thn situation as It affects
them. No detlnlte action was taken.'
Several speakers addressed the meeting,
urging all employees of the mills and
smelter not now on strike to Join tholr
fellows. One Hpeaker attacked Governor
Spry for his attitude during the strike
and declared every union man should
avenge himself for that attitude when
ho casts his ballot at the coming elec
tion. It was reported to the meeting by rep
resentatives of the "machinists and .steam
ohovelmen on strike at the Utah Copper
mine, that D- C. Jackllng had offered
those two elastics of strikers their full
demands, but that tho offer had been
rufuHed on tho ground that no discrimi
nation would be tolerated. This an
nouncement was received with shouts of
approval. Mr. Jackllng dcnlos this state
ment. Preparing to Resume.
The companies not working at Bing
ham now are the United States, tho Tam
pa, the Bingham &. New Haven, the Utah
Apex and the Commercial. The Utah
Copper 1b In operation and the Ohio Cop
per 1p expected lo resume today, As
previously reported, the New Knglund
Continued ou Page Tnrao. -
III 111 I
Gives Giants Six Hits, H
and a Balk, in First H
Session, Resulting in
Five Runs, After Two H
Men Are Out; Ray Col; H
lins Holds New Yorkers H
Runless After Damage
Is Done.
McGraw's Left Hand I
Star Makes Good H
Promise to Win if H
Teammates Will Sup- H
port Him, Which They H
Certainly Do; Chief H
Meyers Gets Three- H
Bagger. H
By R. W. Lardner H
By International Nevs Servlc. Jk
NEW YORK. Got. 14. Jake Stahl
made two guesses today. Ono was
right and tho other was decidedly
not. The wrong guess led him
to start Buck O'Brien against tho
Giants In the game that was crucial, Lo
say the least. Buck lasted only one In
ning, but he w.tb punished so severely In
that one that It was Impossible for the
Red Sox to catch up and clinch the
world's championship title. The Giants
won, n to -' That made at least ono
more battle necessary.
It Is likely that McGraw will pitch Tea- jH
reau or Mathcwson today, with Indica
tlons that U will be Tesreau. It Is pra
tlcal.ly certain that Joe Wood will pitch
for the Red Sox.
The national commission decided at
noon that it had made a mistake in
Its interpretation of thn rules In regard
to the playing off of the seventh game.
Yesterday it was heralded abroad that
a coin would havo to be flipped to settle
the question of where the seventh game
should be played. Today that bit or in
formation wus branded as unreal and un
true. The body mado up its mind that
If Boston lost today's game, tomorrow's
should bo played In Boston anyhow.
Boston Gets Game. jH
Well, Boston lost today's game, making
the count three games to two In favor
of American league champions. As soon
as the ninth inning was over the com
mission members got together with Man
agers Stahl and McGraw in the middle of
the diamond at tho Polo grounds and
toBsed a coin to see where the Wednen
day battle should como off, provided th
Giants won again tomorrow. Tho coin
wan tossed. Mr. Stahl guessed right,
which signifies that wc will all spend tha
rest of the series In Boston, regardless. (H
Tomorrow's gamis will bo played there ,H
on the merits of the case and If tomor
row doesn't decide the argument there
will be another at Fenway park on Wed
nesday. Tha Polo grounds are through
for thu season. In other words.
StahTs Error of Judgment.
Well, tho gues.i of Stahl on tli coin jH
was all right, but the guess on O'Brien
was not. as hinted above. If Ray Col
llns had started today, ho would almost
certainly havo licked Rube Marauard and
the folks behind him. Ray didn't start.
lie began pitching after O'Brien had bocn
knocked out. And after ho had begun,
the New Torkcrs wore helpless.
Tho Giants hayc won two garas, as H
everybody knows. But a few may not jH
remombor that Marquard has been tho
victorious pitcher on each occasion. jH
Therefore Rube may have anything h H
wants tonight, anything New York can
give him, Including hat and coat check
Ing tights at the Garden restaurant and
tho privilege of shooting up air the gam
biers and policemen.
Marquard Owns the Town.
If you ask us, we will admit that Mar- H
quard was butter than when he licked
the Sox up in Boaton. But who wouldn't
be better? Who couldn't pitch a good jH
ball game when the people back of him
(Continued on Page Eight.)'

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