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Utics. K. Y- Oct. Sfc-Jamea School-
craft Sherman, Vice President of the
United States, died t-bU home here to
nlght after an Illneu or several weeks.
The end came at tM o'clock. Via. Sher
man and the other members ot the fam
ily were "at the bedside. The immediate
cause ot death was uraemic poisoning.
" Mr. Sherman was unconscious most of
the day. Only twice did be awaken from
the state of coma into which he sank
early in the morning. Once he was de
lirious and the other time he was aroused
sufficiently to recognize Mrs. Sherman
and Dr. Feyette H. Peck, the family
HI More Than Year.
Although the Vice President had been
ill practically all of this year, he did not
take to his bed until a few weeks ago.
Bis illness was due to a diseased condi
tion of the kidneys, hardening of the
arteries, and softening ot the muscles of
the heart. He had, -serious attack at
Big Moose camp, in theAdlrondacks, in
June, but he Improved somewhat and
was soon out of. danger. In the latter
part of August he had another serious
recurrence of his ailments, and since that
time nls course has' been steadily down-;
ward. '
For the last three weeks he has re
mained in bed most of -the time. Hls'i
condition,, grew larmrag last Monday
morning. when-hs:3Byslclans realised
tiiatfEthe.end rMT-.ear. Oxygen and
every other "resource. ;kmjwn to medicine
werettBed. but the&etlent sank steadily.
The official bulletin-of the death. Issued
by Dr. Peck, Is as follows:
"The Vice President died without re
gaining consciousness for a moment, lie
was perfectly quiet. He died in thepres
ence of his wife, her brother and sister?
his two brothers, and his three sons and
their wives. He had been entirely uncon
scious since r o'clock this evening, when
he had a period ot partial consciousness
Formir Police Lieutenant Sen
tenced to Die Week of
December 9.
New York. Oct. 30 The wonderful vi
tality of Charles Becker, the convicted
slayer of Herman Rosenthal, was all that
held him together when Justice John W.
God. at 10.30 o'clock this morning, sen
tenced him to die In the electric chair
at Sing Sing the week beginning De
cember 9.
The bravado or nerve with which the
big policeman was so well fortified
throughout the trial was all gone. His
face was pallid, his hands and limbs
trembled as though palsied, and when
asked to state any reason why sentence
should not be passed, his tongue and
lips refused to obey the commands of
the brain, which once made him czar of
the tenderloin.
The pronouncement of sentence occupied
a few seconds less than twelve minutes.
It consisted only of a prosaic recital of
the law which describes the disposition
to be made of individuals convicted of
first degree murder. And the solemnity of
the proceedings was accentuated by the
whisper-like tones with which "Justice
Got! delivered the final Judgment of the
court oyer which he presided.
Wife Not In Court.
Mrs. Becker was not in the court room.
Until the time Tier husband was called
she expressed a desire to remain with
him throughout the proceedings, but at
the last moment she elected to remain in
the sheriff's room and kneel In prayer
with Father Curry.
Mrs. Becker is a Catholic, and rjQ hus
band, who was reared a Protestant, Is
said to have expressed a willingness to
embrace his wife's faith.
District Attorney Whitman, his assist
ant, Frank Moss, and Assistant District
Attorney Rubin at with, their backs to
the rail. When Mr. Whitman arose to
move "that the court pronounce sentence
on the defendant in accordance with the
S2S.J 5ThblL.!Slc.t
deep emotion which seemed to be shared
by his colleagues. - y
A brief silence followed this step and
then Clerk Penny suddenly faced about
and said: "Charles Becker, have you
an thing to say why the sentence of the
court shall not be passed upon jou at
this time?"
Becker shifted his gaze from Justice
Goff to the clerk. For a moment his
lips quivered. A spasmodic contraction
of the mescles of his throat followed.
But he uttered no sound and seemed re
lieved when bis attorney. John W. Hart,
arose and made the customary motions
for a reversal of the verdict, granting
a stay.
Justice Goff, speaking in tones so low
a to be Indistinct, denied the motions
and began to read the death sentence
while a deputy sheriff on either side of
Becker slipped handcuffs on his wrists.
As the reading of the sentence was
concluded. Sheriff Harburger signalled
to - his men to lead Becker out," but
Becker himself did the leading and liter
ally dragged tbe deputy who had been
locked to him from the room.
Mrs. Becker was watting Mn the
Sheriff's room and did not arise from
prayer until her husband shoved his way
through the door. For a moment the
man and wife were permitted to stand
In silent embrace. Then a discussion
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lasting about fifteen minutes. He died
In a uraemic coma, aa a result of Brlght'a
disease, heart disease, and arterlo-sclero-sis."
President Stricken .
at News of Death
New York. Oct. JO -William JL Taft.
President of the United States, almost
burst into tears when, he received, the
telegram conveying the news of the
death of Vice President Sherman.
Te President, at the" time, was 'seated
at the banauet talbe In the Thirteenth
Regiment Armory. .Brooklyn, as the
honor at the dimmed "given by the navy
yard employes In honor ot the launch
ing of the dreadnaught; New York. The
banquet was immediately adjourned.
Previous to the receipt ot the news
the -Persident Appeared , In his usual
good humor and seemed to enpoy the
affair. The mesage was brought to
bun by one of the secret service men.
"Oh. my- God!"- he, exclaimed, and
then' told those nearest to him of the
death of Mr.-Sherman. Water appeared
in his eyes, and', be stared straight
ahead. When'the Brooklyn 'Navy Yard's
constructor,', who was speaking at .the
willing to;grant a -delay of fortr-tjght
Jioura. . ., "J ", " f .
MrsVeeker suddenlythreV-heT arms
about her husband's neck and said be
tweea sobs:
"No,no" C;harlie: I don't want jou to
go there on Friday. Let It be any other
day." .
Becker was thoughtful for a moment
and then said almost brusquely:
"Well, we ' will go now. Come on; let's
be on the way and get It over with."
Six Sisters and Ten Children Die in
Orphan Asylum Fire in
San Antonio, Tex.
San Antonio. Tex., Oct. 30. Sixteen per
sons, ten ot them children. lost their
lives to-day in a fire which destroyed
St. John's Orphan Asylum here. Among
the dead are Mother Mary Cross, sl.ter
superior. In charge of the establishment.
and five of the sisters.
The sisters lost their lives In a heroic
effort to save their charges. Ten are
Known to be missing and others may
have lost their lives. Only a few of the
bodies have been recovered.
The fire broke out shortly after 1 a.
m. The building was a stone structure.
hut the flames spread so rapidly that the
whole place was In flames before ef
forts to rescue the children could be
made. The sisters made a desperate ef
fort to save their charges.
The known dead are:
Mother Mary of tbe Cross, Sister Su
perior, known In, the world as Katherlne
Rosslter, of Wexford, Ireland.
Sister Monica, formerly known as Miss
Monica Montex, of Monterey.
Mother Mary Francis.
Sister Cleve, formerly Miss Slavln,
ct Dublin, Ireland.
Sister Leo, whose home was in Dublin.
Katherlne Detemple. employed at the
orphan asylum, killed when she Jumped
from an upper story.
Missing: Ten children. Sister Mary
Kostker. known formerly as Miss Sulli
van, Is dying.
Two of the sisters who lost their Ives
died when they made a heroic effort to
fight their way through the flames on
an upper floor and save the children
under their care. Among those dying
in the ruins of the building Is Mother
Hnr orthe Cross, who refused to leave
the building as long as any of the chil
dren were inside.
Poughkeepsle. N. Y.. Oct. 30. Repre
sentative Richard E. Connell, of the
Twenty-first District, died suddenly of
heart failure at bis home here to-day.
Representative Connell 'was a Democrat.
Bandits Overlook 900,000.
Muskogee, Okie., Oct. 30. It was
learned to-day that S50.C00 was over
looked yesterday by tbe three men who
robbed the Missouri, Kansas and Texas
passenger train at Wlrth. The money
was in the express safe. The robbers
got about tS.000, according to the offi
cials, who have not yet been able to
check the loss.
CrnfVn Prime Injured.
Berlin, Oct SO. While shooting near
Danxlg today. Crown Prince Frederick
waa thrown, from hls,horse, receiving in
juries which will prevent him from at
tending Prince Ruppreoht'a funeraC
.Laarel Races Tae Last Weekl
Special trains direct to track via Bal
timore Ohio Road, leave Union Station
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time, finished his speech, 'the President
arose, with a voice tnat quivered with
emotion. 'he sadly conveyed the news.
He said:
"My friends, three years ago, at tho
launching of the Florida, you all met
the Vice President ot the United Stales.
Vice President Sherman'
-it is my aaia auty to announce tnat
word has just come thaT the Vlco Presi
dent is dead.
"Those who knew him loved him. HU
death Is a great loss to all. I venture,
therefore, to ask vou all that this meet
ing ue adjourned in honor of his memory'
and that 'no further prlceedlngs be
At the first mention ot the Vice Presi
dent's name, before any of the gathering,
except those close to the President, knew
of the 'passing away of Mr. Sherman. hl
name was greeted with applause.
At the conclusion ot the President's
short talk they all arouse, with heads
bowed, and to a man second bis motion.'
They all voted "aye" In a murmur and
ouletlv passed out of the armory.
The President, greatly affe:ted. went
slowly away on the arm ot Secretary of
tne navy, oeorge von L. Meyer.
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Serious Question
Confronts Party
A serious situation now confronts the
managers, of President Taft's campaign
and the Republican party as the result of
Mr. Sherman's death. Had he survived
until after election his place on the ticket
would not have been ailed, even with the
knowledge that be could not live to resume
the office If re-elected next Tuesday. But
his death before the election creates a
new situation. There has hardly been
time to consider what can be done In view
of the sudden death of the candidate. Tht
Republican National Committee Is
authorised to fill the vacancy.
xnis it-will undoubtedly do. but whether
It does or not the electors chosen on the
Coattaaed m Page Tare.
Supr-Driidnougiit Niw York
LtiKlMd it Brooklyn
Navy Yard.
New York Compared with other
Dreadaoaa-hts of U. s. Navy.
Displacement. Length. Beam. Guns.
Ship. ions. feet. feet. Main Bar,
New York... 17,000 ST3 85 10 14-lnch
Arkansas.... 28,000 5S3 93 1212-inch
Florida 21.823 21 88 10 12-inch
Delaware.... 20.000 18 a 1012-Inch
8. Carolina... 18.000 S2 80 S 12-lnch
New York, Oct. 30. The new super-
dreadnought New York, a vessel of 27,000
tons, was successfully launched this
morning at the Erookljn Navy Yard In
the presence of President Tatf, Secre
tary of the Navy Meyer. Gov. Dlx and
many officers of the Army and Navy.
About 40,000 persons were present when,
exactly at 11 o'clock, the great hull of
red and gray slid down the ways. Natal
C-afitructor Robert 3J. Stocker, who)
had had charge ot the building of the
ship, turned the hydraulic "triggers"
which started btr monnr and hlah ud.
under the flag-decked bows. Miss Elsie
Calder, daughter of Representative Wil
liam L. Calder, after casting a bottle of
champagne at the steel wall said In
tremulous voice: T christen thee New
Despite the huge target, Miss Calder's
aim was rather bad. and the bottle did
not smash as she threw it. This might
have been considered a bad omen if It
had not been for the quickness of an of
ficer on the deck of the moving hull. He
hauled the bottle up by the cord which
held It In a little red. white and blue
bag. and in the twinkling of an eye
smashed It against the side.
Tradition la Satlsaed.
The New York was thus chrlsetned by
proxy, as It were: but tradition had been
satisfied, and old sailors will not fear
for the good fortune ot the new ship.
As the towering hull began to move a
chorus of whistles and cheers broke
loose and continued aa the vessel gath
ered speed and rushed toward the water.
The hull moved slowly at first, but very
soon seemed to be going at express
train speed. A huge wave was pushed
up at the stern as she entered the water
and rushed off toward the Williamsburg
Bridge. In her wake timbers and bits of
wreckage began to bob up and the
launching -cradle came up in a rush of
foam. -"
Gov. Dlx and staff. Rear Admiral
Bradley A. Flake, Brig. Qen. Taaker H.
Bliss, commanding tbe Eastern Division
of the army: Capt Albert Oleaves. com
mandant ot the navy yard, and Com
missioner of Police Waldo were among
those on the sponsor's stand.
Civilian lite waa represented by J.
Pierpont Morgan. Mtsa Anne Morgan.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Satteriee, Miss
Helen Gould, and R. A,""C. Smith. On
the larger stand were about 1300 persons
wno naa oeen especially Jnvited, to see
the launching. '
Miss 'Calder was dressed In whit. .ni
carried a huge bunch ot red roses. Little
miss intsgeraia. aaugnter of Congress
man. Fltsgerald, the tiny flower lrl
carried a great bunch ot yellow chrys
anthemums. aa Beeviap timMlmrmitm.
Standard or tourist. Latterperaonally
conducted without change dally, except
Sunday, Berth, 11, Washington-Sunset
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London, Oct 30. Complete and
crushing reverse's for "the 'main
Turkish army on the Plains of
Thrace, with Bulgarian victories
that place Constantinople in immi
nent peril, are reported to-night
from Philoppopolfs and Sofia.
The Bulgarians have taken Lile
Burgas and beaten back the second
line of the Turkish defense.
A dispatch from Philippopolis
states that the Bulgarian cavalry
has reached Rhodosto, on the -Sea
of Marmora, where Turkey has
been landing troops from Asia
Minor. Rodosto also has been used
by the Turksirithe field as a point
of communication with Constanti
nople since the Bulgars cut the line
between Adrianople and Constanti
nople. - 9
Adfaaoale la Doomed
The Bulgars have regained ail the
ground which they were reported to-day
to have lost around Adrianople, and that
half-wrecked city Is 'again effectively beleaguered-
Tbe Bulgarian turning movement has
been a complete success. Tbe Turks
failed signally in their attempt to turn
back tbe right flank of the advancing
Bulger1 hordes, although at the outset
tbey gained three minor victories.
If, as is reported, tbe Bulbars have
executed a second turning movement.
and ssaaahed the Turkish line td Rodos-1
to, the fate ofTurkay is ssllsd TJAdTtan -
ople ! doomed.
Salonika Is the prize I
of the Greeks. The Turkish army Is
completely surrounded In Thrace, and
Constantinople Is left practically de
fenseless., f
The Bulgarians achieved these victories
late to-day only after a most mighty
clash of desperate armies, according to
the meager reports at band at midnight,
Constantinople sends no newt to-night.
Since Narlm Pasha reported his victo
ries of Tuesday th ecapltal on the Bos
phorus has been significantly silent.
Turks Make Final Stand
Against Bulgar Attacks
London, Oct. 30. Beaten back to the
edge of his own continent, with his back
to the sea, the Turk to-night Is it aging
one of the roost desperate battles In all
history that he may retain his grip on
tbe dominions west of the Bosphorus.
Abandoning all concern for the Ser
vians and Greeks and leaving the cam
paign In the west to what remnant of
the Turkish army may remain, the Sul
tan la concentrating all his available
forces In the east, and they are fighting
with all the fanatical ferocity which
heretofore in this war the Turks have
lacked In an effort to drive back Czar
Ferdinand and his Bulgarians.
Meager reports to-night tell of small
victories by the rejuvenated Turkish
army west of Lule Burgas, east of the
line from Adrianople to Constantinople.
How Important these victories are cannot
be learned, owing to the fact that in
spired government dispatches from Con
stantinople are the principal sources of
information, but It Is certain that the
main Turkish army is making a supreme
and decisive effort to hold the Bulgarians
on their right flank wbHe they relieve
the garrison of 50.000 men at Adrianople.
Railroad Coramnnlentlon Cat.
The Bulgarians have cut the railroad
between the Turkish army and Con
stantinople, but the Turkish government
shows no alarm over this, indicating
that a supply tap has been made at a
small port on the Sea of Marmora, prob
ably Rodosto. The Bulgarians are hold-
inc their more . Important position, al
though yesterday they were defeated at
Visa. Remll. snd beraL
Naztm Pasha, the minister of war. has
relieved Abdullah Pasha of the command
of the eastern army, and It la evident
from Constantinople dispatches that
with the change has come the old Turk
ish war spirit. No news is at hand of
Turkish retreats. Half starved, Ill-of
ficered troops attempted to flee In the
fighting about Adrianople to-day and
yesterday, but were shot down as they
ran by their officers. In one Instance
a large detachment, operating inde
pendently of the main division, aban
doned their guns In the face of a Bul
garian attack and they were shelled In
flight by the guns ot their comrades.
Three hundred Turkish officers and men
have been executed for cowardice at the
batUe of Klrk-Klllsseh.
A dispatch from Constantinople to
night states that "this tonio of lead has
had the desired effect."
nattle la Progress.
Narlm Pasha, after keeping his gov
ernment Informed of bis army's move
ments yesterday and parly to-day, has
not been beard from Discs up to a late
hour. His , messages ,. are transmitted
through the Constantinople foreign office
to the Turkish legation here. His last
message reported a big battle In prog
ress, the one which to-night, from other
sources. Is. known tb be still raging. He
described the Ottoman position as favor
able, following victories over the Bul
garians at visa and Maraa. Mahrnoud
Mukhtar reported that his division re
pulsed the . ulgarian troops. at Tcber
kesskeul, on the Tchoriu River. The
modest clelms of the Turkish command
era are "accepted by military critics here
as authentic. . "
Bona dispatches to-day .for the Srst
GfliMl fiivn TnaMiHs.On-
tin Listing Mm Tkii
Forty-five MliHtts.
New York. Oct. 30.-Bearlng no out
ward s!gna the bullet In his breast.
Theodore RSoseelt hurled himself back
Into the campaign at Madison Square
Garden. He spoke for forty minutes to
the biggest meeting he has ever ad
dressed In New York, and to one of tbe
greatest gatherings that has ever been
seen In that historic auditorium. More
than 15.000 men and women, nearly
Pmnulvu welcomed back into the
nartv th leader taken from them
little more than two weeks ago. Another
crowd of 5.000 waited all evening outside
In the hope that they might catch a
word or two from the colonel aa he de
parted. They were disappointed, for his
physicians, fearing too great a tax on
his strength, refused to permit blm to
make more than one address.
The crowd Inside cheerd for forty-five
minutes when Roosevelt, at 9 o'clock,
led hla guards Into the Garden, climbed
tbe steps to the speaker's gallery and
stood before them. Bandanas and Amer
ican flags waved like a moving forest,
the shouts of the crowd and tbe drum
ming of thousands of heels on the floors
drowned the band, and every air that
has been sung in the campaign from
"Everybody's Doln It" to "Onward,
Christian Soldiers" boomed forth when
the enthusiasts weariedo fplsln cherlng.
of mooing like the moose, or of yelling,
"We want Teddy: we want Teddy."
Give. Great Ovatlaa.
The great hall, whose wslls, galleries,
and arched celllngw ere completely hid
den with bunUng and huge flags made a
marvelous Picture as the colonel, leaning
over the speaker'a rail, his teeth snap
ping like a bulldog's, raised nu leu nana
In bis first greeUng.
For three quarters ot an hour he stood
there. Now and then recognising a
friend, he would make little dash to
the other end of the stand, a distance
time were barren of news of Bulgarian
progress. Little or no news has been
received at Sofia from the front. It la
only known that the Bulgarians have de
layed (the final assault on Aananopie
pending the. arrival of re-enforcements.
It la nointed" out here that these ex-
pectfd re-enforcements may bel'n0""
tCoraft - now eacaaea ojr-um "fw- j
army east of Adrianople. Hundreds ot
wounded troops are arriving ni
Allies Wla la Weat.
The report that the railroad has been
cut between Constantinople and Sa
lonikl Is confirmed Ty the. failure of
,.j. ...M , fnrnwr Sultan to ar-1
ri itVhrs'nlS? wWtr he bemV
ri" a.tJnJLcIPLt?,I:.Tl. r .'
",r'r"-... .-a -.v'
Ani.. .nT hewlM their wav through I
the direction of Monastir and Salonlki
while the Montenegrins are hammering
away at Scutari with unabated vigor.
The Greeks to-day captured Verria, less
than fifty miles west of Salonlki on
the 8alonlkl-Monastir Railway, after a
stubborn battle.
The capture of Salonlki is expected to
morrow as thl main division "otMhe Greek
army Is reported to-night as marching
on the city. Only a weak resistance can
be offered by Salonlki. and ltl Is doubt- j Uonx particular,. for Straus. And "Sus
ful If any sort of battle wJB be en- tj. jBCk" McGee. whose speech at
countered by the invaders, xne capture
of Salonlki Is Imperative to the Greeks,
who have penetrated northward at a
speed that has outstripped the meager
facilities of their commissary, and taken
them far from their laat base of
plies. The Greeks have cut the railroad
communicating with Monastir. complet
ing the isolation of the Turkish garrison
awaiting attack at that city.
Advaaee on Monastir.
The Servian advance to-day took the
direction of Monastir. the Macedonian
post which has become a rallying ground
for the defeated Turks. In view of the
Bulgarian reverses In the east military
critics are inclined to believe the Serbs
have abandoned the advance on Monastir
and rushed to the aid of the Bulgars, but
their movements so far do not Indicate
suoh a change of plana
Former Saltan
on German Ship
Berlin. Oct 30. BeUef that the Turks
fear the imminent fall of Salonlki spread
here to-night when it became known
that the ex-Sultan. Abdul Hamld. had
been hurriedly removed from hla prison In
the harbor of Salonlki and taken aboard
the German guard ship Lorelei, en route
to Constantinople. Abdul Is expected to
reach Constantinople to-night, and will
be lodged In the -palace at Serai. The
Lorelei was pressed Into service tor this
occasion at the request of the Porte
and with the consent of the German
Since his overthrow by the young
Turks, Abdul baa been Imprisoned In a
palace In Salonlki Harbor. He still has
a considerable following among the re
actionaries In Turkey, snd his escape at
this time of reverses for the new i
girne In the empire might add immeas
urably to the tasx wnicn confronts the
reigning Sultan. In the possible fall of
Salonlki and the ensuing confusion. Ab
dul Hamld might .easily De- earned on.
the old supporters to turn us later as
an added thorn In thsaslde ot the gov-
A prison palace on the shore of the
Bosphorus, not far from Constantinople,
la said to have been prepared for hla
Paris, Oct. 10. Prince Asia, command
er of the Turkish force which was
routed at Klrk-Klllsseh, was court
martialed and shot 'tor cowardice, ac
cording to a telegram from the scene
of the war.
Ta-alg-at the gos-Uas aeld samij ear.
nival at the Ralegh. Halloween dec
orations, entertaining music, snd the de
licious Ralelzh Cafe service. Reserve
your tables.'
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of twenty feet, and wave his hand al
ways his left In greeting.
X he faced first, to. the left, then to
the right, then wheeled around to bow
to those In the galleries behind him, he
awakened successive outbursts of cheers,
snd bandannas and flags were set in mo
tion by sections, until red flushes ran
over the crowd like waves. Men. wom
en, and children for there were many of
the latter stood on their chairs and 'all
sang as, lustily ss they knew how.
Jsven Ollle James, senator-elect from
Kentucky, who presided over the Balti
more convention, clapped his hands as
the Colonel appeared, and Tom Smith.
secretary of Tammany Hall, looked as it
he would like to.
The colonel's speech was pitched In a
solemn and an impressive key. He made
no direct allusion to the attack upon
him. He made no attack upon any In
dividual among his political foes. He
named no names save those of Wash
ington. Lincoln. Jefferson, and Jackson.
Appeals tor Votes.
Deliberately avoiding the line of ad
dress which might be punctuated with
applause, he appealed eagerly for the
votes of his auditors for the Progressive
cause, making few references to himself,
and none to his achievements.
With cheeks thinner than they were
before the attack upon him., but with
aksjlsi mIab arlk f Amsa eiVl' aiMif
""f"""-. ""' "".'ri"r.r:ihlnd the colonel In this fiaht. Many of
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every part of the hall, and'riever once
cracked Into the falsetto sqneak that
often characterises It. the colonel seemed
Wall . nvaw nnel
the .-picture of'haalth. Not at an T.bile
he was speaking dkjjie smile. All his
kestnres save one or twirwere-snade with
Mat leAhajid.-which.beJsisarrhest. from
Ms bullet wound, can - be moved witn
Once or twice toward the end he I
brought his right hand down with a re-
soundlmr slan on the rail or the speak
er's stand, b&t his face gave no indi
cation that the gesture caused blm pain.
The flashllrhts. which were set off at
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intervals curing me ipetcu, ut "
""" "Inching, though the flare of
flame and the detonations must have re-
minded him of the night in Milwaukee
two week H8 Monday, when he had a
narrower escape from death than any
man cares to go through.
Dixon and Johnson Speak.
COL Roosevelt was preceded by Sena
tor Dixon, who presided; by Oscar
S. Straus, the candidate for Governor,
who has carried his fight on In New
York, and by Gov. Johnson, of Cali
fornia, who has been carrying it
through the States since the head of
the tlcket nag Deen confined to his bed.
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Sjracuse nominated the Progressive can-
dIdate for Governor, again got Into the
lpotlIght at the ciose ot the meeting by
rigin6 from the gallery and shouting:
.hu.way out He was recognized bv
sup-',omebod on the floor and a yeI1 OI
..tnree cheerg or -suspender Jack'" ran
around the auditorium as the final fea
ture of the meeting.
It was 8:30 o'clock before Chairman
William H. Hotchkiss. of the State Pro
gressive Party, opened the proceedings
by Introducing Senator Dixon, the na
tional chairman.
Dixon Makes Predictions.
Dixon, after predicting that Roosee!t
would carry half the StaUs of the Union
(naming them), spoke of Straus as the
next Goemor of New York, of Johnson
as the next Vice President of the United
States, and of Roosevelt as the next
President, getting larger and larger
bursts of cheers as he proceeded up his
oratorical ladder. Concluding, he said:
"It we aU do our duty Tuesday, on the
Fourth of March we will hang our ban
ners from the dome of the Capitol at
"Bandanas, you mean," yelled a man
down In front, and the crowd laughed
while It cheered.
Straus followed Dixon, and a as given a
treat reception on his own account, a
cheer that began with a rush and ended
with another, while -three cneers tor
Gov. Straus" arose from all sides.
Gov. oJhnscn. Introduced by Dixon as
"our next Vice President." spoke quietly
and seriously. He was stopped at fre
quent Intervals by applause, of which he
appeared Impatient.
Silence, Then Yell.
Johnson had not finished his speech
when a peculiar movement of the men
about tbe door under the speaker's stand i
thitae. nn lph that ttm PrtlnnsW I
coming. There was a
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which had brouVht him from tbe reel-
aence or ur. uunoerr, to wnicn ne r
been driven from Oyster Bay. descended
the gallery steps to the platform.
That waa the signal for the crowd to
go wild, and wild It went with no de
la,. While "Onward .Christian Soldiers."
now the official hymn of the Progressives
was caught from the band and taken up
by more than 15,000 voices, the cheering
went on. while wave after wave of mov
ing bandanas and flags swept over the
throng. With the high tights of his face
brought up by the spot light which was
thrown upon It the colonel stood for a
minute unsmiling and solemn. At yells
of "we want Teddy" his face broke into
smile, snd the cheers rang'-out louder.
It was his welcome back to the lead
ership he had laid down at Chicago, and
certainly no leader could have asked
a v greater one.
Davla Leads Cheering.
Richard Harding Davis, who occupied a
seat on the platform, led the cheering,
In his quarter of the ball, bulking Mclsjatlaee asssw sherry" Ts dsr n.ns.
over tbe men who surrounded blm. Mrs, I .Columbia Theater. Prtcas. 1& ssiTT
,ai jit
Ai Hoir UffKrWI
Moist PriKiptas.
E. H. Gary and Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont
were In another box. snd 'both cheered
heartily and fluttered white handker
chiefs. Mrs. Douglass Robinson, with
her husband and son also did-what the
could with hands snd voice 'to make
their kinsman welcome. 8uspender Jack
McGee, at a far edge of the platform,
had been cheering for Straus, and he now
turned his attention to the colonel.' Dr.
Lyman Abbott also shouted vigorously.
Dr. Charles H. Psrkhurst had doaeikls
best to be there, and help out. but he
didn't have a ticket, and the poliea
would not let him In.
George W. .Perkins and Timothy JJ
Woodruff were In boxes close together.
and both vented their enthusiasm. -
Ollle James, who had entered while
Straus was speaking, was much impress
ed by the demonstration.
"Despite this reception." he said.
"Wilson win carry forty out of the
forty-eight States."
"Who will get the other eight!"
"They'll be scattering."
"What brings you here?"
Smith Therey To.
"Some friends asked me to come, and
I thought I would." returned the hulking
Kentucklan as be made his way to hla
Secretary Smith, of Tammany, when
asked to explain his presence, said;-
"We're going to have a Wilson meeting
here to-morrow night and I wanted to
look the hall 'over. These cheers look
genuine to me." '
The crowd outside waa one of the
greatest ever seen' at fa political meeUng.
Police Commissioner Waldo directed "the
policing. . and while many people "were
put out o'f line, none were used violently.
They were simply whirled about and
backed out when it was discovered that
they had no tickets.
A line of automobiles that stretched
more than three blocks from the Garden
testified to the fact that It is not' alone
the down-trodden that are marching "be-
lhm were lTnntIrM in.l all v.r. .m
ere smart
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Shortly after CoL Roosevelt came in .
through the fire escape shatleM-jnaax.
made his way toward'Tum.oajleapt. .-
Duqncsne. in,chargeothe coloneFa .boar ' -.
guard, tried to stop"htu He-got pesL x; w
Duquesne and Henry Tyree grabbed him.
He was dragged down the steps and
put out. The man did not say a word.
He was not arrested.
A few minutes afterward a man was
thrown from the body of the house be
cause a bystander insisted that he had
heard him say to Roosevelt, "Too bad
ou didn't die."
Refuses to Sit Down.
During the demonstration for the colo
nel. Senator Dixon. Gov. Johnson, and
Dr. Lambert urged Roosevelt to sit down
and brought a chair for him. "No. no,"
he said between his teeth. "I'm all right,"
and he remained standing. Before he be
gan his address the guards tried to clear
the aisles of those who had left their
eats and pressed forward in order that
they might hear better. "Keep quiet
there." said the colonel, "keep quiet."
and the guards desisted and the aisles
remained filled.
At 10.27 the colonel concluded, and while
the crowd was jelling Its appnnal turn
ed and walked briskly up to the steps to
the door leading to the fire escape. Five
minutes later he was being whirled
through a je-llins crowd In Twenty
eighth Street and the biggest meeting of
his career was a memory.
Colonel Roosevelt got .into the Penn
syUanla station just three minutes af
ter President Taft had left for Wash
ington on another train.
"Colonel," said one of his party who
had learned of the President's proximity,
"you nearly met the President to
night." "It's a good thing we didn't meet."
said the colonel grimly, as he climbed
abroad his onn train.
When the colonel got to the garden
the guards refufd to admit any of his
party save himself, ana ror ten minutes
his guard stood outside desperately
fighting to protect their charge. At
Iat the police were lmpresed with the
Importance of having KooseeIt closely
watched, and allowed his guards and
friends to go In behind him.
Gotham Sleuth
Takes Belmont
for Bookmaker
New York. Oct. 30. August Belmont
was talking to a group of newspaper
men at the United Hunts meeting at
Belmont Park terminal this afternoon.
He was telling tbm about bis Rock
rand colt. Tracery, winner of the St.
Leger Handicap In England, and drew
from his pocket two pictures ot the
splendid animal.
The reporters crowded close about Mr.
on i uoiunei Be,m0nt and several of them were tak
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litis uuies. much auuueuu mc U15 tuuni
detecUve. who Is at the track to look
u' 'or ral J.0' ,oomc1 up "ml 8ur'
veyed the group.
"What's he matterT
asked one of
the reporten.
"Why, I'm Just watching that book
maker." replied tbe sleuth, nodding in
the direction of Belmont. "If be takes
any money"
But the explosion that followed drown
ed his threat. Belmont put the pictures
of Tracery back In his pocket and had
more fun with the detective than with
tbe races the rest of the afternoon.
s Many Injnred la Car Crash.
Berlin. Oct. 30. Forty-slz passengers .
were Injured here to-day In a collision r
ot two suburban trains. Six of the
wreck victims probably will die.
Kins Alfonso Has ladaeasa. (
.Madrid. Oct. 30. King" Alfonso has
been seised with an attack of Infraeasa.
Although his condition is not serious, his'
physicians have ordered him to bed.
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