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ItATfiS IN CAN AO A I DAILY 4-nn T'nT ,n fl'"6' WEEKLY. . . .92.00 a year In advance. FREE PRESS ASSOCIATION, Pnbllstirrs, Darlington, Vt. BURLINGTON, THURSDAY, OCT. 17. WANTED. When you wont anything, advertise In the new special column of this paper. Borne bargains are offered there this week which It will pay you to read about. See page two. This paper has more than 25,0T0 readers every week anl one cent a word will reach them U. Some of our summer visitors male t mistake this year in coming to en toy Vermont's beauties In August in rtead of October. Fifty -cn years ago the First Ver mont cavalry was In camp on what fs called the "Old Fair Grounds" In this city, or that portion of land lyin? between North avenue and Pitkin street. It waa one of the very beBt regiments In the Union army. Gen eral Sheridan said that whenever h was In battle anl it was going against him he sent for the First Vermont cavalry and it never failed htm. This regiment was mustered Into the United States service on the first of Novem ber, 1861, and saw almost four years of service, participating in seventy six battles. Its members captured more cannon and prisoners tnan any other cavalry regiment in the Union army. From the first to the last they tin twenty-three hundred and four men; their losses In battle, wounds and prisons were three hundred and nmetv-two: their other losses wore seven hundred and one. T.io total number of wounded were tnree hun dred and two, and the total number taken prisoners, six hundred n'nety nlne. In the book entitled "Regimen tal Losses in Amorlcan Civil War lSCl-lSr.5," by Col. William E. Fox, they are ruportol as one of the threo hundred fighting regiments, which 'n- :ludes every regiment In the Unron irmles who lost over one hundred and thirty killed or who died of wounds during the war. FAIIMERS TVHMNfi TO TAFT. It is no secret that pome of the farm trs In Vermont who were inclined to look with 'disfavor upon the re-election of President Taft because he was In favor of Canadian reciprocity were disposed to Join the Bull Moose rank? on that account until Vie full know ledge of Colonel Roosevelt's stand on this question became known. It was learned that President Taft before the passage of the reciprocity bill wrote Colonel Roosevelt a letter in which he explained what he pro posed to do In an attempt to establish :Ioser relations In a business way wltn our neighbors on the nortn. Colonel Roosevelt then commended the scheme highly but recently, as m the case of ate announcement In 1904 that ne would not be a candidate for another term as President, he changed 'sli mind on the pretext that he had not given proper time to the study of the qusastlon when he made his statement of commendation. After those facts sunk Into the minds of people in general our farmers who were rncllnei to affiliate wit1! Colonel Roosevelt to show their disapproval of Taft began to do some thinking. Thov have been thinking ever since. If President Taft favored reciprocity, so did Colonel noosevelt at the time when It became a burning Issue, Keciproc ity is dead now, tney reason, and w farmers are prosperous as we have never been before. If reciprocity was mistake from our standpoint, why thould we endanger our continuul prosperity, take a chance on a change, when we ore contented in other things? We would not allow our Jf lire to register a rouuke influence our ictlon in a business deal If by so do ing we stood a chaiw ufferlng in finitely greater Injury to ourselves anl our business by so doing. Then why should we take a chance In politics that we would hesitate to take In bus InessT If there Is one class of people to whom the argument for a change In administration on the ground of tia Increase in the cost of living should not appeal it Is the farmers. This fact Is shown by a table pub llshej by the department of agri'cul ture, the crop report for November, 1911) In which It appears that th value of an acra of farm crops In 1909 was 717 per cent, more thun In 189), and that the average cout of 90 arti cles, covering the ordinary list of pur chases of a farmor for nil purposes, Increased but 12.1 per cent. In the sntno report It also appears that the purchasing power of one acre In 1900 was about Rl per cent. greater tha.i the purchasing powor of the produce of one acre ten years piovrously, and that power Is still grcator at the pres ent time. There Is an old saying that It Is a foolish man who bites oft his own nose to splto his face. It Is a still more foolish republican who would bite off his own nose to splta the faco of some other man, In the person of President Taft. THE FAHMEIl'S VOTE FOR TAFT. Senator McCumbcr discovers that tbo sentiment along the Canadian bor der among the farmers of his State, who wero Jlsplcasdd with President Taft on account of his proposed trade pgrcement with Canada, is turning again to Mr. Taft, as it IS among die farmers of Vermont. The President has dropped reciprocity and t'aey haM not been able to overlook the fact that they arc prosperous and are coming to the opinion that their Interests will be best served by Mr. Taft's election. In this connection tho Washington Star says: "It has nlways seemed strange that the border farmers whrla condemning Mr. Taft should bo prais ing Mr. Wilson and Mr. Roosevelt. Mr. Wilson's party In Congress voted for reciprocity. Mr. Clark In the House went further than the President had done, and suggested annexation. Ifo wanted not only tariff walls but po lltlcal walls razed; and his fellow democrats applaudod tho deliverance. But for democratic support, indeed, the pact would have failed In Con- gross. "And Mr. Roosevelt was advised of the business while negotiations were in progress, and Indorsed the project. He encouraged the President in all that was done. It was not until later. after he had listened to the whisper ings of George W. Perkins and tho seven little governors, that Mr. Roose volt declared against reciprocity. His mind had undergone no change as to the matter on Its merits, but seeing that the farmer vote was disaffected because of the pact, he began making play for it by criticising what M', Taft had done. The democratic platform promise-) a revision of the tariff on revenue linos, and In the event of democratic successs Mr. Clark will again b speaker of the House and Mr. Under wood leader on tho floor. Tho meas ure or measures they report will not. be extreme. Just as Speaker Crisp and Leader Wilson were obliged to temporize on the tariff eighteen years ago they will be obliged to temporize next year. An.l neither Mr. Bryan, with the Baltimore platform on his back, nor Mr. Wattcrson, with his forty years of free trade agitation on his hack, will say them nay. Tem porizing on the tariff and everything else will be the order of the day i Mr. Wilson comes In. "But freer trade with Canada and all? other countries will be the aim of the democracy, and If it remains it. power long enough that will be the accomplishment. Tariff laws will bo lowered as rapidly as the party dares. And as they arc lowered the farmer must take his chances with the capi talist and the wage-earner. There can be no tariff legislation In which he does not share tho good or the bad, as the result may be. Hence the inexplicableness of the position of thtit border farmer who because of Mr. Taft's record on reciprocity Is going to vote for Mr. Wilson or for Mr. Roosevelt." A DA8TAHDLY CRIME. When President McKlnley was shot there was a general demand through out the country for the adoption of some stringent measures that would tend to prevent cranks from even try ing to assassinate a president of the United States, and a law was passed by Congress extending the death pen nlty to this crime. Unfortunately the law does not apply to an ex-president of the United States, as it manifestly should, for when a man has once en tered the White House he seems to be come an attractive target for the G teau and the Czolgosz type. Few men have had a wider personal following than Theodora Roosevelt, and there will be universal regret and horror that his life should be endan gered by the assassin's bullet. The letters or statements written by Schrenk show that he Is either Insane or feigning tho crank, for he claims to havo heard President McKlnley say that Roosevelt was lira murderer and that no murderer should sit In the president's chair. Tho fact that Schrenk Is a crank docs not lessen In the slightest tfegreo the enormity of the crime, and ha should be given the same punishment as would be meted out to him for this deed were his victim still an occupant of the Whrte House. We regret that Mr. Roosevelt in fio speech he delivered following his shooting should have declared that "It Is a very natural thing that weak and vicious minds should be Inflamed to acts of violence by the kind of foul mendacity and abuse heaped upon me during the past threo months by the papers In the Interest of not only Mr. Debhs but of Mr. Wilson." If we remember correctly Mr. Roose velt was the first to offend in this cam paign In the matter of abuse of op ponents, but In any event political considerations should have no place In connection with a crlmo llko this. Whatever may bo Mr. Roosevolt'i weaknesses, he Is our ox-prosldent, our only Irving ex-prcsldent of the United States, and men of all shades of political opinion will Join In ex ecrating the man who attempted to take his life. Mr. RooBovelt Is entitled to the sympathy of the Amorlcan peo- plo without exception, and he will have it, for all Americans will make duo allowances for the extreme and un usual conditions under which he spoke In his first public address after his wounding occurred. GOVERNOR FLETCHER'S GOOD EX AMPLE. Governor Fletcher has set a splen did example by discontinuing tho function known as the Governor's ball and thereby making it more easy for men who lack means to aspire to the governorship. That he was not moved to this step by considerations of econ omy or a parsimonious spirit Is dem onstrated by tho fact that he will de vote the large sum this function would have cost him to deserving charitable institutions, the Home for Destitute Children In Burlington being one of those that will benefit from this wlin move. Governor Fletcher also desires to prevent the diverting of the attention of tho lawmakers from their duties, and herein ho likewise sets a worthy example for our legislators and Other publrc servants. Republican an.l democratic simplicity as well will manifestly characterize the present Vermont administration. THE STORY TELLER. NOT SO KIND. An old couple came In from tho country with a big basket of lunch tq see the circus. The lunch was heavy The old wife was carrying It. As they crossed a crowded street the husband held out his hand and said: "Grmme that basket, Hannah." The poor old woman surrendered the basket with a grnteful look. "That's real kind o' ye, Joshua," shs quavered. "Kind!" grunted the old man. "I wuz afearcd ye'.l get lost." Argonaut. CAUGHT. The young undergraduate was hulol before his tutor. He had exceeded his leave by no less than two days. "Well," said the professor, "what have you to say for yourself?" "I'm awfully sorry," replied the un dergrad. "I really couldn't get back before. I was detained by most Im portant business." The professor lookel at hlni sternly "So you wanted two more days of grace, did you?" he asked. "No, sir," answered the young man, off Ills guard for the moment f Marjorle." Pittsburg Chronicle-Tele graph. COSMETICS. Detective Burns. In an Interview on the Hosentnal case In New York, said of a detective who had failed: 'He got his analogies wrong. Ho was llko little Tommy. "Little Tommy, at the 'movies,' saw tribe of Indians painting their faces and asked his mother the significance of this. ' 'Indians,' his mother answered, "al ways paint their faces before going on the warpath before scalping an 1 tomahawking and murdering.' "The next evening after dinner, ns the mother entertained m the parlor her daughter's young man, Tommy rushed downstairs wide-eyed with fright. ' 'Come on, mother!' he cried, 'Let's get out of this quick! Sister Is going on the warpath!'" STILL OF THE TIDE. Before long the talk will switch In ath letlc circles from the world's series t" bowling. A rear-end collision between trolley cars occurred Sunday at Rutland, when the first of two cars going west ward stopped abruptly and was struck by the car following. Slippery rails pre vented the second car from stopping. SET THE STYLES PEASE'S Daylight Corner ROOSEVELT SHOT IN BREAST BY A CRANK Would Not Yield to Advice of Physi cians and Insisted on Delivering Address at Milwaukee. BULLET IMBEDDED IN THE MUSCULAR TISSUES ONLY Surgeons Permit Him to Go to Chicago after Taking an X-Ray Photograph The Colonel Is Not Suffering from the Shock and Is in No Pain, They Report. Milwaukee, Oct. 14. The positive state ment that Colonel Roosevelt was not In jured seriously was made by Dr. Fred erick A. Stratton of Milwaukee, one of the physicians who examined the colonel. Dr. St ration said that there was no cause for alarm as to tho colonel's con dition. "Thp wound was a superficial one," said Dr. Stratton. "The bullet Is Im bedded In thu muscular tissue. All that we did at the hospital was to put on an antiseptic dressing, "You may say Colonel Roosevelt Is not In a dangerous condition. There Is no truth In the report that the bullet penetrated the abdominal wall. "If the bullet had reached his lungs It would have been wldent nnd ho j would have had coughing spoils." I "It Is a very natural thing," said 1 Colonel Roosevelt In his address to- ' night, "that weak and vicious minds J shuuld be Inflamed to acts of vlolenon by the kind of foul mendacity and abuse , that have been hoaprd upon me for tho last throe months by tbe papers in tho I Interests not only of Mr. Debs but of Mr. Wilson and Mr. T.ift. Friends, t will disown and repudiate any man of my party who attacks with such vile. foil) slander and abuse any opponents of any other party." I Chicago, Oct. 14. The special train to ' Milwaukee has been cancelled and Colontl Roosevelt will be brought to Chicago. Ho should be here by 3:00 u. m. He will be taken to the Presbyterian hospital on West Congress street, where the four Chicago surgeons who were to have gone to Milwaukee will extract the bullet. Reports received ut progressive lied quarters here stnte that the bullet pene trated three Inches of the abdominal wall and the wound Is more serious than at first, thought. This was shown by the X ray photograph which has just been de veloped. Chicago, Oct. 14. Philip Roosevelt, cousin of Colonel Roosevelt wires that further examination of the X-ray pho tograph Indicates that the bullot did not penetrate the abdominal wall but lodged In what Is known as the belly wall. If the abdominal wall had been penetrated It would not havo been safe for the colonel to attempt the Journey to Chicago. The wound Is not regarded as serious. Roosevelt special train, South Mil waukee, Oct. 15. Colonel Roosevelt was In bed resting quietly as the spe cial train pulled out of Milwaukee for Chicago. He had taken some nourish ment and said he felt nt ease. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 14.-Col. Theodore Roosevelt was shot nnd wounded to-night as he was leaving the Gllpatrlck Hotel for tho Auditorium to make a speech. The wound appeared superficial and the col- onel wont on to the hall and began his speech after he had seen bis assaiuni arrested and taken to the police station. A moti surged around mo who apparently is montauy upsci u.i i- subject of Roosevelt' running ror an- other term ns president. The man who Is small of stature, uuimi- ting firing the shot and said that nny FOR YOUNG MEN Erery young man in Bnrlington who its really keen for the smartest, liv liest style in his clothes is going to see the new models in our Sincerity Clothes shown in our windows to-day. The styles, the weaves, the designing all are handled for the young men particularly. The quality of mate rials and the tailoring are of the highest order; that's what you want to keep clothes in good shape. Better try on a suit of Sincerity clothes great value for your money. Sincerity Suits, $16.00 to $26.00. Overcoats, $30.00. $15.00 to Sl)RGEONSSTATEMENT (Jhiciieo. Oct. 14. At pro gressive hendqunrters the fol lowiug message was receive! from Milwaukee, sent by the surgeons attending Colonel Koosevclt : "Colonel Roosevelt is suffer ing from a superficial flesh wound in the right breast. There is no evidence of injury to the lung. The bullet is prob ably somewhere in the chest wnll. There is only one wound and no sign of injury to the lung. The bleeding is insigni ficant. The wound has been sterilized externally with gauze by Dr. R. T. Fnyle. the consult ing surgeon of the Emergency hospital. The bullet passed through Colonel Roosevelt's uriny overcoat and other cloth ing and through a manuscript ;;nl spectacle case in his breast pocket, and its course was nearly spent before it pene trated the chest. The appear ance of the wound also showed evi lence of a much spent bul let. Colonel Roosevelt is not suffering from the shock and is in no pain. His condition is so good that the surgeons did not object to his continuing his journey to Chicago in his pri vate car. In Chicago he will be placed under surgical care. "The X-ray photograph has linislied and the colonel is feeling fine. He is seeing the newspaper men and presently will go to his car to start for Chicago. (Signed) "Dr. F. L. Errell, Dr. R. G. Fayle, Dr. Jos. Colt Bloodgood of Johns Hopkins, Dr. F. A. Stratton." man looking for a third term ought to be shot." In notes fntinri In thn mnn'a nnltAti nt ,he po,,ce Btlltlon WITe tatements that tne mnn ha(, been vMteA ,n n drcam by the gplrlt of Wm McKmley wno na(J Ba)() n,icntlnK Colonel Roosevelt. "This lf) m. mur(iercri avenge my ueath." colonel Roosevelt at the railway sta ton late to-night insisted that ho "waa fer-llne fine" and that no one should "Worry n)0ut him." I "I wanted to got down to the train minutes before we left," he said, "so lnat j couM Bnavet.. ' The colonel wished to shave, but at the Insistence of his physicians he gave it up. Colonel Roosevelt's special train left for Chicago at 12:80 a. m. As the train left the colonel said that he would spend the night on the car anfl that after remaining a few hours In Chicago he would go to Indianapolis to fulfill his speaking engagement for to-morrow night. Colonel Roosevelt s life probably was saved by a manuscript of the speech which he delivered to-night. The bullet struck the manuscript which retailed its force as It passed through Into the flesh. His assailant was prevented from firing a second shot by Albert H. Mar tin, one of Colonel Roosevelt s two secretaries. Colonel Rooaevelfc had Just stepped Into an automobile when the would-be assassin pushed his way through the crowd In the street and fired. Martin), who was standing In the car with the colonel, leaped on to tho man's shoulders and bore him to the ground. Capt. A. O. Olrard of Milwaukee, who was on the front seat, Jumped almost at the same time, and In an In stant the man was overpowered and disarmed. CROWD CRIED 'LYNCH HIM. A wild cry of "lynch him" went up. Colonel Roosevelt spoke to the people and told them to spare the man, who then was taken Into the hotel and held there until he was removed to the police station In spite of the entreaties of physicians Colonel Roosovelt Insisted on delivering his speech. "I will make this speech or die, one or the other," ho said. Henry F. Cochens, one of the 'Wis consln progressive leaders, told the great crowd which hod assembled In tho Auditorium that Colonel Roosevelt had been shot and asked the people to be calm. The crowd was thrown almost Into a panic by the announcement, but Colonel Roosevelt1 calmed the people by rising and assuring them that he waa not badly hurt. Then he began his ad dress. Several Umes he seemed to be growing weak, and members of his party rose to help him. He moUoned them to sit down. "Let me alone. I'm all right." he said The shooting took place In the street In front of tho Hotel OUpatrtck. Colonel Rooserelt reacted. MlhmukM UorUjl after five o'clock and making his way through the crowd which had gathered nt the station, entered an automobllo and was driven to tho hotel. Ho took dinner in a private dining room on tho main floor with the mombcrs of tho party on his private car. LEFT HOTEL AT EIGHT, After dinner Colonol Roosevelt went to his room on the second floor of the hotel and shortly before eight o'clock he started for the Auditorium. His automobile stood in front of tho door and about It was a big crowd, waiting to catch a gllmpso of the colonel as ho started off. With the colonel were I'hlllp Roosevelt a young cousin, Mr. Cochems, Mr. Martin and Captain Olrard. The crowd pressed close about the colonel and gave a cheer as he appcarod. As the party approached the automobllo Colonel Roosevelt's companions stood asldo and he stepped Into tho car. Martin entered directly behind him, and sat on tho further side of tho car. Colonel Roosevelt Btood up, waving his hat In answer to the cheers of tho crowd. The assassin was standing In the crowd a rew reot irom tne auiomomie. He pushed his way to the side of the car nd raising his gun fired. Martin caught the flash, and leaped over the car a second after the bullet sped on Its way. MARTIN FBbta ASSASSIN. Colonel Roosevelt barely moved as the shot was fired. Ueforo the crowd knew what had happenel, Murtln, who Is six feet tall and a former football player, bad landed squarely on the assassin's shoulders and had borne him to the ground. He threw his right arm about tho man's neck with a deathlike grip and with his left arm, seized the hand that held the revolver. In another second he bad disarmed him. Colonel Roosevelt stood calmly looking on, as though nothing had happened. Mar tin picked up the man as though ho werea child and carried him the few feet which separated them from tho car, almost to the side of the colonel. 'Here he Is," said Martin, "look at him, colonel." All this happened within a few second and Colonel RooBevelt stood gaz ing rather curiously at the man who at tempted his life before the stunned crowd realized what was going on. Then a howl of rage went up. Lynch him! Kill hlmt" crlod a hundred men. The crowd pressed 'n on them and Martin and Captain Ol rard, who had followed Martin over the side of the automobile, wero caught with their prisoner In the midst of a struggling throng of mad dened men. It seemed for the mo ment that he would be torn to pieces y the Infuriated men, and It was Col onel Roosevelt himself wno Inter vened In his behalf. ROOSEVELT SAVES THE MAN. He raised his hand and motioned to the crowd to fall back. "Stop, stop!" he cried, ."stand back; don't hurt him." The men In the crowd at first were not disposed to heed his words but at length fell hack and permitted Martin and Olrard to carry the man Into the hotel. After a short struggle, the as sassin gave up and was carried with out resistance out of the reach of the crowd. "Are you hurt, colonel?" a hundred voices called out. "Oh, no," he responded with a smile. "Missed me that time. I'm not hurt a bit." I think we'd better be going on," he said to the other members of hrs party, "or we will bo late." No one In the party Including Col onel Roosevelt himself entertained the tllghtest notion that the colonel had been shot. He felt no shock or pain at the time and It was assumed that the bullet went wild. As soon ns Colonel Roosevelt had assured himself that the assassin was safe In thu hands of the police, he gave orders to drive on to the Auditorium. They had driven hardly one of the four blocks from thu hotel to the Auditorium when John McOratli, another of Colonel Roosevelt's secretaries, uttered a sharp exclamation and pointed to the colonel's breast. "Look, colonel," he said, "there Is a hole In your overcoat." Colonel Roosevelt looked down, saw the hole, then unbuttoned the big brown army coat which he was wearing and thrust his hand beneath It. When he withdrew It, his fingers were stained with blood. Colonel Roosevelt was not at all dis mayed by his discovery. "It looks as though I had been hit," he said, "but I don't think It Is anything se rious." Dr. Scurry Terrell of Dallas, Texas, Colonel Roosevelt's physician, who had entered the automobile Just before it started off, Insisted that the colonel re turn to the hotel. He would not hear of It, however, and tho car was driven on to the Auditorium. As soon as they reached the building Colonel Roosevelt was taken Into a dressing room and his outer garments were removed. Dr. Terrell with the help of Dr. John Stratton of Milwaukee and Dr. S. S. Sorenson of Racine, Wis., who were In tne auaience ana came 10 me dressing room on a call from the plat form, made a superficial examination of the wound. They agreed that It was Im possible to hazard a guess as to the ex tent of the colonel's Injuries and that he should by all moans go at onco to a hospital. WILL SPEAK OR DIE, HE SAYS. "I will deliver this speech or die, one or the other," was the colonel's reply Despite the protests of his physicians the colonel strode out of the dressing room and on to the stage. A large crowd, packed Into the big building, cheered loudly as ho entered and without a word to Indicate what had happened went to his seat. For several minutes, the crowd, no man of whom suspected that the colonol bore a bullot In his body, kept up Its cheering. Then Mr. CochcnB stopped to the front of the platform and held up, his hand. There war something In his manner which had Its effect upon tho crowd and tho cheering died suddenly away. "I have something to tell you," said Mr. Cochens, "and I hope you will re ceive the news with calmness," His voice shook as he spoke and a deathlike stillness settled over the throng. "Colonol Roosovelt has been shot. He Is wounded." He spoke In a low tone, but such was the stillness that every one heard him. A cry of astonishment and horror went up from the crowd which was thrown Into confusion In an Instant. Mr. Cochens turned and looked Inquiringly at Colonel Roosevelt. "Tell us, ure you hurt?" Men and women shouted wildly. COLONEL QUIETS THE CROWD. Colonel Roosevelt roso and walked to the edge of the platform to quiet tho crowd. He raised his hand and InBtanUy there was silence. "It's true," he said. Then slowly he unbottonod his coat and placed his hand on his breast Those in the front of the crowd could catch a sight of the bloodstained garment. "I'm going to ask you to bo very quiet," said Colontl Roosevelt, "aul pleas excusq mo from making you a very long speech. I'll do the best I can but you seo thers Is a bullet In my body. Rut It's nothing. I'm not' hurt badly." A sigh of relief went up from tho crowd and then an outburst of tumultuout cheering. Thoroughly reassured by the colonel's action that ho was In no serious danger the people settled back Into thulr scats to hear his speech. Colonel Roosovelt began to speak In t firm votco, somewhat lower than Its usual tone and except that his characteristic gestures were loss emphatic than usual, thero was nothing about the man tc Indicate his condition. After he had beer speaking a few moments, however, hli voice sank somowhat and ho seemed tc stand rather unsteadily Dr. Terrell and Colonel Lyon stepped up to him and tht doctor Insisted that ho stop. INSISTS ON CONTINUING. "I'm going to finish this speech," said the colonel emphatically. "I'm all right; let mo alone." Dr. Terrell and Colonel Lyon sat down again. The colonel continued his speech evidently with Increasing effort, hut he succeeded In making himself heard, and talked for more than an hour. Then h was rushed to his automobile and flashed through the streeta to tho Emergency hospital, The operating room had been pliced In readiness to receive Colonel Roos velt nnd bIx of tho leading surgeonj of Milwaukee were awaiting his ar rlvnl, Colonel Roosevelt was undressed and placed upon tho operating tabW although he Insisted that he was not badly hurt and that tho doctors were taking it too seriously. An examination of tho wound show. ed that it had ben made by a butlet of large size. It entered the fleshy part of the right breast, naif way bo twecn the collar bono and lower rib. The physlclnns found that they knew no more after their examination than before as to the location of the bullet and It was decided to send for an X ray machine to determine to whal depth the missile had penetrated While he was waiting for the X-r.i;-machine. Colonel Roosovelt sat up oi the operating table and talked poli tics and Joked with the physicians. PRISONER A NEW YORKER. In tho meantime, hidden away In on Inner room In the police station Col onel Roosevelt's assailant was being submitted to a rigid examination. Hi! refused stubbornly to give an account of himself, nnd would say nothing except that "I will tell you to-morrow." After a long siege, however, the pollc forced from him the statement that h was John Schrenk of 370 East 10th street, New York. Clippings found In the man's pockets showed that he had studied Colone' Roosevelt's Itinerary carefully, with the evident Intention of selecting the place at which he might accomplish what h had In mind. It was said at the Gllpatrick Hotel that, while Colonel Roosovelt was al dinner, a short dark man about 40 years old made four attempts to gain admis sion to the dining room, being turned away each time. Those who saw him said that he bore no resemblance to Schrenk. From thli circumstance tho report gained currency that two men wore engaged In the at tempt to take Colonel Roosevelt's life. The police to-night were unable to gain any evidence to bear out the theory. ASSAILANT ADMITS CRIME. The would-be assassin Is five tiet five Inches In height, weighs 170 pounds, light complexion, bald, fairly well dressed. He confessed to the polrce that he fired the shot and made the remark: "Any man looking for a third term ought to be shot." A written proclamation found In the clothing of the man who did the shoot ing reads: Sept. 15, 1912: Sept. IB, 1901, 1:30 a. m. In a dream I saw President McKlnley set up In a Monk's attire In whom I recognized Theodore Roosevelt. Tne President said: 'This Is my murderer avenge my death.' "September 12, 1912, 1:30 a. m., whllg writing a poem, some one tapped me on the shoulder and said: 'Let not a mur derer take the presidential chair. Avengt my death.' "I could plainly sea Mr. McKinley'i features. "Before the Almighty God, I swear thli above writing Is nothing but the truth." Another note found In the man's pocket reads: "So long as Japan could rise to th greatest power of the world despite het surviving tradition more than 2,000 years old as General Nogl so nobly demon strated, it is the duty of the United States of America to uphold the third term tradition. Let every third termer bo re garded as a traitor to the American cause. Let It be the right and duty of every citizen to forcible remove a third termer. Never let a third term party emblem ap pear on the official ballot. "I am willing to die for my country Ood has called me to be his Instrument so help me God. (Signed) "INNOCENT GUILTY" (Written In German). "A strong tower Is our Ood." MRS. ROOSEVELT INFORMED. New York, Oct. 14. Mrs. ThoJor Roosovelt was attending a musifal comedy at a Broadway theatre to night at the time the attempt was b Ing made upon her husband's life in Milwaukee. The news whs broken tc her as she sat m 'a box with a party of frlendB at tho theatre. In fear that the announcement it the attempted assassination might bo made from tho stage and bo an un necessarily groat shock to the colonel'i wife, George W. Perkins, chairman of the executive committee of the Na tional Progressive party, who was among the first to receive tho news, had despatched a messenger to Mrs Roosevelt. Although assurances were given in the first despatches that the colonel had not been seriously wounded, Mrs. Roosevelt was alarmed and Immedi ately loft tho theatre, driving to the headquarters of the national progres sive committee In the Hotel Manhat tan. Here she awaited nnxlously fur ther details from Milwaukee. President Taft and Governor Wil son were among others to bo quickly advised of tho attempted assassination of Colonel Roosovelt. Tho President was In attendance at a banquet which the mayor of tho city was giving to. night to the President, the members of his cabinet, 600 naval officers and sev eral distinguished citizens, when tht nnu'9 vnn rommi caieu 10 nun. u wa(( eVdont that tho report fell ifjiof tho President's oars as a greai mow, He declined at first to make any state ment, being apparently reluctant tt credit the report. TAFT IS VERY SORRY. Later as the news wos confirmed th (Continued oa pas ft).