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VO xxL.VIl. -COLUMBIA LA.. FRI)A - OCTOB.ER1. . . NO. 29.
Crazed Man Fires at Colonel
From Crowd.-.Lynching
Is Threatened.
Progressive Candidate Fills Speaking
Date Befere Going to Hospital
for Examination.
Western Newspaper Union Noews servIcs.
Milwaukee.--Col. Theodore Roose
velt was shot in the breast by an as
sassin as he entered an automobile
in front of the Hotel Gilpatrick to
start for an auditoriuim where he was 1
to speak. He insisted on going to the
hall, there quieted the crowd that
heard that he had been shot, spoke
from 8:20 until 9:45 o'clock. though
apparently weak, and th,-n was taken
to an emergency hospital.
Six physicians examined Colonel
Roosevelt's woundr, They found it J
Impossible to determine-the de.pth to
which the bullet had penetrated and t
it was decided to take air X-ray photo
The X-ray examinatio l of Colonel
Roosevelt's wound showed that the
bullet lodged in the chest wall and
did not penetrate the lung. The r
wound is not considered; serious. f
The positive statement that Colonel
Roosevelt was not injured seriously
was made by Dr. Frederick A. Strat
ton of Milwaukee, one of the physi
cians who examined the colonel. Dr. F
Stratton said that there was no cause
for alarm as to the colonel's condition.
"The wound was a superficial one"
said Dr. Stratton. "The bullet is im
bedded in the muscular sues.' ,All
that we did at eh l
bullet had reached his ~itngs it would r
have been evident and he would: have
had coughing spells." "
After questioning the assassin gave T
his name as John Schrank, of 370 b
East Tenth street, New York. From
notes found in the prisoner's clothes it u
is evident he is demented on the sub- c'
ject of Colonel Roosevelt running for
a third term.
Colonel Roosevelt's life probably a
was saved by a manuscript of the
speech which he delivered. The bul
let struck the manuscript, which re
tarded its force as it passed through
into the flesh. His assailanit was pre- L
vented from firing a second shot by
Albert H. Martin, one of Colonel
Roosevelt's two secretaries. a
Colonel Roosevelt had just stepped
into an atomobile, when the wou!d- C
be- assassin pushed his way through '
the crowd in the street and fired. Mar
tin, who was standing in the car with
the colonel, 'leaped onto the man's
shoulders and bore him to the ground. C
Capt. A. O. Girard of Milwaukee,
who was on the front seat, Jumped al
mst at the same time .and in an in
stt the man was overpowered and
A wild cry of "Lynch him" went up.
Colonel Roosevelt rpoke to the peo
ple and told them to spare the man,
who then was taken intd the hotel and
held there until he was removed to
the police station.
In spite of the entreatiesr of phy- C
liclans, Colonel Roosevelt insisted
open delivering his address.
More Evidence Against Becker.
New York. - "Bald Jack" Rose's I
story of how former Police Lieutenant 1
Becker plotted the murder of Herman
Rosenthal, was corroborated on the
witness stand by "Bridie" Webber
and Harry Vallon, self-confessed ac
eomplices in the crime. Webber went
further. He swore Becker told him
that on the night of the murder, he
would have killed Rosenthal himself if
he had seen him. The former lieuten
ant declared, "Bridgle'r said, he had
slewed down his automobile whtle
passing the Hotel Cadillac on Broad
way In case Rosenthal might be lolt
ering there,
Woman (dentified Checke,
aIndiaapolis.-Checkl by which, the
government Jcharges, i the executive
board of the Iaternlatiobal Bridge #pt
structml Iron Wortkei alloweda J. .
MaNamis $1,00ao micinth to buy ~x
plosives, were identifi~d by Mrs. A.
J. Hull, at the "dynamite conspiracy"
trial. Mrs. IUle wh- was a book
keeper at the headquar~ters of the Mc
Nauara"' at rndlanaphls, when the
*zplasso6I wereb treq'nt, testified
the were isgd by or Rtae oreer
dent of the workers.
Taft's Relatives Raised Big Fund for
His Nomination.
Western tewspaper Union News Service.
Washington.-The sum of $265,000
collected and spent in the campaign
for President Taft's renomination
through his Washington headquarters,
was partly accounted for by Represen
tative William B. MlcKinley of Illinois,
the president's campaign manager, in
testimony before the Senate Investi
gating Committee.
Mr. McKinley said the Taft family, a
"comprising Chas. P. Taft, Henry W.
Taft and Horace Taft, brothers of the
president, gave $150,000." The cam
paign, he declared, had cost five times
what was anticipated. V
"When we started out we expected
to spend about $50,000," he told the a
committee. t
The other chief contributors to the t
Taft fund with the respective amounts f:
as given by Mr. McKinley, were: r
John Hays Hammond, $25,000; An- f,
drew Carnegie, $25,000; E. T. States- v
bury, Philadelphia, $25,000; "Mr. Kel- d
sey" and "Mr. Patton" of New York b
described as "friends of the presi- c
dent," $12,000; Richard Kerens, St. r,
Louis, ambassador to Austria-Hungary, k
$5,000; Senator W. Murray Crane $5,- u
000; Secretary Knox, $2,500; Attorney if
General Wickersham, $1,000; former fi
Senator Nathan B. Scott, $1,000; A. C. d
James, $1,000.
Mr. McKinley, though sharply ques- e,
tioned by members of the committee t
could give no information as to the
Taft funds raised in the different
states. He declared he did not even C
know the names of men in charge of e
affairs in many states. The balance tt
of the big fund, for which he had no b
records, had "dripped out in the dif- C
ferent state campaigns." s
Robbers do not Bother Passengers but
Work on Mail and Express.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Fort Smith.-The station agent at
Haileyville, Okla,, reports Rock Is. of
robbers worked in the express and by
mail cars, not molesting the passen- at
gers. 'No one was reported injured. th
The amount of booty secured has not. ele
been learned. Di
Sheriff Tom Burnett and seven dep
uties left Haileyville, Okla., on a spe
cial train for the scene of the robbery, p1
which is 55 miles east of Haileyville. at
The train was stopped at a 'curve in el
a wooded cut along the Poteau river tl
half way between Howe and Wister.
The robbers used a red flag to stop n`
the train. le
Law Considers Spiritualists Vagrants. t
Dallas, Texas.-The Spiritualist Na- of
tional Association began its twentieth
annual session here. President Geo. tc
B. Warne of Chicago announced his a
committees and reports were submit
ted, showing progress during the year.
In his report, President Warne, in
touching on legislation in Texas, cast
a stinging rebuke upon the legislators
of bhe state and the courts in con- O
sidering spiritualist mediums vagrants.
He termed this attitude as unjust and a
said the condition is due to the fact li
that the legislators have not under* D
stood spiritualism and have been mie. T
led. D
Many Killed by Explosion. tl
Tampico, Mex.-Forty-three bodies a
of victims of the powder explosion
have been recovered and buried. Most
of them were burned and torn beyond
recognition. Estimates now place thes
dead at 100, and a like number were
injured. When the 10,000 pounds of e:
powder in the burning storehouse let
loose, it was realized that the loss of
life was considerable, but not until
a search was the magnitude of the
disaster revealed. Some who lost
their lives were endeavoring to ex-z
tinguish the flamues, tl
Aviator Estate Divided. 1
Dayton, O.-An .accounting of the a
estate of Wilbur Wright was given by ii
Orville Wright, executor. The total
of the estate is $279,000 in personal
Vroperty and real eitate. In the dig.
tribution of the estate that remained d
after debts were paid, Reuchlin Kath
erine and Lorin Wright each receive :t
$50,000. Milton Wright, the father, a
was given $1,000. a
McCombe to Testify.
New York.-William F. McCombs, ix
Democratic national chairman, return. e
ed to his desk at national headquar. h
ters here and said that within a week
he will be ready to give full atten.
tion to the Wilson and Marshall cam.
piign. The chbairman will go to Wash.
ington to appear as a witness before h
the Clapu committee. Mr. McCombs
wrill testify .eonabrtng Woodrow Wil.
son's preconventioa campaign e*,
Action of Redistricting State
Endangers Democratic and
Republican Electors.
Y. Secretary of State Says There Is Still
V. Time for Action in putting
ie Names on Ticket.
n- i
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge.--Only the Progressive 1
ie and the Socialists have an electoral 4
ticket in Louisiana formed according
18 tb the Federal law requiring electors
ts from a district to reside therein. The
remembrance of this law, and of the
- fact that the Democratic convention
was held early in June, before the re- 4
k districting bill went into effect, has
k brought the realization that the Demo
cratic electoral ticket has no legal s
t. representative from the new Eighth I
V. District, and Fourth District, and that
unless some way out of the tangle
Y is found the electoral college votes I
r from these three districts will go by
* default to the Progressives or the So
cilaists in the Eighth, and in the Sev
' enth and Fourth, to the Progressives, I
e the Soclialists or the Republicans. I
e When the Democratic convention
met it selected Hampden Story, of
Crowley, the Seventh District, as third
elector at large to cover the new dis- I
e trict to which Louisiana was entitled,
but which had not been framed. D. (
C. Scarborough, of Natchitoches, was
selected for the old Fourth, and J. W.
Joffrion, of Avoyelles, of the old
The redistricting bill of course legis. I
lated Story off the ticket, because the
state was no longer entitled to the
third elector at large. Mr. Scarbor
ough arid Mr. Joffrlonawere each leg
t islated into the new Eighth and out
of their old districts.
by Secretary o! State Altn Hebiekt a
after a perusal of the election law, 1
there will be no trobule in having new i
electors placed on the ticket by the t
The ~lection law provides merely c
that the electors of each party be 1
placed on the ticket every fourth year, r
and that the same laws governing the 1
I election of other officers are to govern a
the election of electors.
In cases of a vacancy due to a resig- j
nation or any irregularity in the se- b
lection of nominee of a party, the I
law provides that an6ther nominee is
to be selected in the same way as the t
original nominee was named. Under t
this section it is claimed new elec
tors could be named by the central
The time limit is 15 days before
the election.
S Decide Not to Protest.
t The executive committee of the
Louisiana Progressive party at New a
Orleans has decided against availing
itself of the right to protest against
alleged irregularities in the firing of
t lists of presidential electors by the
Democratic and Republican parties,
SThere was some apprehension in the
Democratic ranks when the state
ment was made at the state capital
that three congressional districts
s itght be left blank in the Democratic
p ticket on the official ballot.
t The resolutions adopted by the Pro
d gressives recite that the party has
e suffered gross injustices in other2
e states, but "believes every legal vot.
Ser in the state should have the right
t to vote his choice for presidential elec
g tors."
To Raise Exhibit Fund.
it Baton Rouge.-A steady campaign
c- to raise the necessary funds to send
the Louisiana exhibit to the Chicago
hand Show, in November, has been
started by the publicity edmmittee,
e and will be continued until the $5,000
y is raised.
Judge to Stop Rowdyism.
I Lafayette.--Judge Campbell in the
d district court passed sentence/on sev*
- eral young white men and mere boys
0 for drinking and disturbing the peace
r at balls, not only imposing fines, but'
adding incarceration in the parish ali. I
The judge is determined to break up (
the practice of these men in disturb-is
s, Ing public assemblages by their drunk. -
P- enness and riotous conduct, just as I
She has effectually suppressed carry- 4
Sing concealed weapons.
Morgan City Has Fire.
Morgan City.-Four small dwelling i
Sboases and a small store, situated in
Sthe eastern part of the city, were de-i
.st ryed by fire, entailing a loss of '1
Sabout $2,000, partially coverted by in-*I
flowed Sections Still Suffering
From Flood.
W er Newxaper Unon News Service.
ton Rouge.-That sickness is still
alent in a large part of the over
ed territory, with conditions se
e in the Black river section, is the W
e st of the reports made to the re
committee by Special Inspector
de Hewett and local committees.
houla and Concordia are in the
St condition; the section around
L nla comes next, and then the ter
n ry around Lake Verret, on the west GI
k of the Bayou Lafourche. Things
e improved somewhat, however,
the committee expects to finally Sn
e up its affairs by November 1.
Pecial Inspector Wade Hewett has
in the past month covered the
rflowed district from Lake Verret
ar north as Fordoche," said Secre- we
Barracks, of the committee,
king a careful canvass in order lei
tbecome posted as to the health mi
ditions and to find isolated cases ro
absolute destitution. These latter fel
es are treated separately. ar
The committe has made arrange. of
ts with doctors throughout the
eken territory to handle the pau- to
element and supply them with ti:
Iines and medical attention. It i'
believed that conditions will im- in
Ve as cooler weather sets in. Ill
e Bayou des Glaizes territory, in '
Yelles, revealed 51 families in des- th
to circumstances and needing both to
f and clothing, while the medical ti
ation is well in hand and only a th
drugs are needed. pr
Concordia and Catahoula parishes ca
been attended to under the su
n of a special investigator. se
arish has been under the ec
I care of C. R. Byrnes, of Natch- hi
"Catahoula has been handled lo
the Baton Rouge office. Typhoid rr
alarla, with malaria more se
have been on the increase, ac- e
g to last reports. h;
__ __ a
crates to Gather in Baton n
~Rougp for Three Days. t
a Ion to be held here October
15, 1 and 1 has made an official an
nournement. The reunion will be for
mally opened at noon. Governor Hall,
Mayor Jules Roux and Howell Carter,
of the local camp, U. C. V., will de- d
liver the addreses of welcome, with
responses by General A. B. Booth and
Mrs. E. Gottschalk. At 3 o'clock that
afternoon the convention of the Unit. tý
ed Daughters of the Ccnfederacy will d
be opened in Garig hall, and that night a
a reception will be held in the Elks'
Wednesday moriing will be devoted r
to the regular session, and for the at
ternoon an automobile ride has been
arranged. An historical evening is
the entertainment scheduled for the
Elks' theater at 8.
Thursday morning another general
session will be held and at 3 in the
afternoon the parade will take place.
The reunion will conclude with a ball C
at the pavilion that night.
One of the unique features of the
reanion will be the participation in
the parade of the Ladies' cavalry, or t
ganuizled among the Baton Rouge la
dies by Miss-Mattle McGrath. There
will be about 50 Amazons in the or
ganiation. 1
An interesting function has also
been arranged for the Monday pre
ceding the opening of the reunion.
General Shaffer and his staff and the I
sponsors and maids will gather at the
Istrouma Hotel and there the cere
mony of bestowing badges will be
carried out. a
Peacemaker Is 8hot. t
Colfax.--"Pop" Henry and another *
negro by the name of Loueis Williams I
engaged in a shooting scrape about
eight miles below Colfa3, at Jim Swaf
fed's camp. The negroes disagreed
over a card game. Jim Swafford is a
white man and a brother of ExSher
iff M. E. Swafford. Mr. Swafford tried d
to separate the negroes, and as a re- t
sult is now in the hospital at Shreve- I
port, suffering from three gunshot I
wounds inflicted by "Pop" Henry, who t
is of a copper color, weighs 175 t
pounds, and is about 60 years old. t
St. Prancisville.-Judge George J. u
Woodside came over from Clinton and c
held a preliminary trial in the case I
of the State vs. John Rash, Jim Wat
son, Wade Harris and Geo. Relly,
charged with murder on Raccourct is
land of Sam Peyton and Randolph c
Charity. After hearing about 15 wit- *
nesses he discharged all.
Baton touge.-The final assess- F
ment rols of Calcasleu and Sabine 3
were received by the state auditor, I
showing an increase of $215,270 for e
'the former, and a decrease of $5,562
for the latter The totals are: Cal
casleu $38.242,220. Sabile $4,100,273.
Wyoming Penitentiary Scene of ed
Country Terrorized. mi
-- of
Small Force Left to Watch Remaining w,
Prisoners Are Set Upon and th
Desperate Battle Follows.
Western Newspaper Union !News Service. in
Rawlins, Wyo. - Twenty convicts,
led by the notorious Jim Dalton, ti
member of the Whitney gang of bank fe
robbers, escaped through a broken so
fence in the penitentiary yard. Eleven SI
are still at large and the possibility fe
of their recapture is remote.
The reign of terror which held the l
town began when from the peniten
tiary buarst a bedlam of shouts of con
victs, and through the streets 19 men
in the prison uniform ran in a body.
Horses tethered in front of stores
were seized by the leaders and bore
them at breakneck speed through the
town and away to the hills, outdis
tancing the guards that closed in on
the rear of the fugitives, after losing
precious minutes investigating the
cause of the uproar in the cells. u
.Meanwhile, four of the convicts
seized a grocery wagon and compell- r,
ed the boy driving it to race for th v
hills. When the horse gave out, they"
loaded themselves with provisions and "a
1 ran.
Four of the fugitives hiding in a
canyon north of Ra "iins were caught
half and hour after the tutbreak, and
a fifth was capturd: while makin .
for the railroad tracl , .Three were
cornered in another canyon west of
town by mounted pursuers, but have
not yet been taken. - tie guards re
turning with the five '1risoners were
greeted by the convicts ,with groans
ener had :escaped, making 20 in all.
Looked 4inside the walls with hun
dreds of -mutinous, prisoners, a few
1, guards fought desperately to restore
order and prevent a wholesale jail
delivery a second time within 24
d Camped outside the walls was a
ýt force of citizens heavily armed, ready
to drive back the convicts if they mur
11 dered the remaining guards and made
Lt a rush through the gates. Shouts and
occasional shots told of desperate
fighting within the walls, and it was
rumored that s'everal guards and con
victs were killed.
Another battle was in nrogress at
n the same time in the hills south of
Rawlins between a posse of citizens
And from 20 to 40 escaped prisoners.
Two men were killed on the streets
- P'q-lin9s. one was desperately
e wounded and two convicts were re
' captured, following the escape of sev
eral prisoners.
The town was in a panic. Frantic
telegrams were sent to Governor
Carey, now at Sheridan, imploring him
to send state troops to protect the
Sitizens. Townspeople baricaded them
-e lves in their homes, or, heavily
r* irmed, patroled the streets.
Le Says Becker Told Him That He Want- t
0 ed Rosenthal Killed. 1
' New York.-Long hours of cross-ex
amination by supperless lawyers be
fore a supperless court and jury failed (
to make "Bald Jack" Rose vary from
s story sni the part he says former 1
is Police Lieutenant Becker played in t
It !he murder of Herman Rosenthal, a i
* ambler.
4 "Becker told me," he said, "that he I
a wanted Rosenthal murdered, shot,.
r- croaked or dynamited. At his bid.
id ding I got the gun men to kill Rosen
e- thai. I hid after the murder. I saw
e. Becker that morning and later ta'ked
t with him over the telephone. I paid I
to the gun men $1,000 for Becker and t
!5 told them he said not to worry, but
Sto lay low.
"I gave myself up and became a
. state's witness because Becker desert- I
Sed me like a dirty dog and was getting I
e ready to throw me to the wolves." i
SRebel Soldiers Shot. i
e- Laredo, Texas.-Thirty-elght Mexi-.
I can rebel soldiers were lined up and
t shot by federals at Esperanza, Coa
hulla, according to a statement made
here by William Jennings, one of the
* partners in the Blocker ranch, near
e Musquiz. M'r. Jennings who arrived
r, here said t't when he left the fed. I
ir erals werT '- hot pursuit of a rebel
2 band of ' which wis supposed to'
l- be ret" "o"'2a te Rio Grands.
Party of Friends in Boat Try to Wet
One's Feet, goat Capsizes.
Western Newsaper Unio,n News Service.
Little hock, Ark.--Attempting to
wet the feet of Ii. G. Shaw, a tinn er
of Nashville, Tenn., George Klass., "
painter of Henderson, Ky., overturn
ed a rowboat containing five men on
the Arkansas river opposite the Pu
laski Cooperage C('olpaIy's plant, t we
miles west of the free bridge, and
Klass and A. J. Summers, a plumber,
of Memphis, were drowned. A. I,.
l3oo;h of 1900 Lincoln avenue, Albe;':
Cheek and 11. G. Shaw, all tinners.
who were in the beat, swam to the
north bank, but Klass and Summers
went down despite the efforts of their
three companions to save them.
Booth, Shaw and Cheek said ther.
was no ill-feeling between the memn
bers of the party and that all were
intimate friends.
According to the companions of the
drowned men, all had received wet
k feet but H. C. Shaw. The survivors
a said that Klass placed his arm around
n Shaw's neck, saying, "Everybody's
feet are wet but Harry's! now let's
wet his." In the scuffle that ensued
e the boat was capsized.
Thirty Thousand People in Lawrence,
e Mass., Show Loyalty to Flag.
Lawrence, Mass.--Thirty thousand
n merican' flags were carried through
Sthree miles of muddy stree:s by 30,
000 men, women and children in a
unique demonstration against the In.
dustrial Workers of the World. Rep
1 recentatives of the city government,
veterans of the Civil and Spanihi
wars and members of societics,civic
d and fraternal organizations, were in
line, Members of the Grand Army of
the Republic and of the Boy Scouts
qt and other boys' marching clubs were
id the only uniforms displayed except by
the musicians.; Many members of the
Industrial Workers left the city to at
tend a picnic. Leaders of the organi
zation had cautioned their followers
e against making any counter demon
stration. Good order prevailed.
ship Arkansas received a preilent of
in- a stand of colors from the Daughters
ow of the American Revolution from Pine
ire Bluff, Ark., and this is the first recog
ail nition from the state for which the
latest type of dreadnought in the navy
is named that has fallen to the lot of
the vessel. Before a double line of
sailors and marines Mrs. Frank B.
1r- Tomlinson presented a silken Ameri
de can flag and a battalion flag to Cap
nd tain Smith. The Arkansas is of the
Lte flush deck type of Vessel, anI this
as enabled the entire crew to spread fore
n- and aft in a double line, wi'h the band
at the after end. The men of the bat
tleship are well drilled, and their for
of mation was perfect.
Boulder Is Unveiled.
Little Rock, Ark.-In the presence
of a large audience six li tle girls In
red coats at a signal swung to a cord
and hoisted the large United States
Sflag which veiled the granite boulder
or in the old statehouse yard dedicated
n to the memory of Gen. James Miller,
hero of Lundy's Lane and first terri
torial governor of Arkansas. O'her
school girls sang "The Star Spangled
-'3anner," a detachment of soldiers
from Fort Logan H. Roots anad a troop
of Boy Scouts stood at "present arms"
as the boulder was uncovered and pre
sented to the state of Arkansas by
mt. the Nicholas Headington Chapter,
United States Daughters of 1812.
Gx- Greeks to Aid Mother Country.
le- ittle Rock.-Slxty-four of the 176
ed Greeks in Little Rock await only the
m call to artns of their fatherland to
er hasten back to enter into conflict with
in the Turks: At a mass meeting held
a here, the war situation was discussed
and every man of the 140 present an
he nounced his determination to do his
Dt. part in aiding Greece in the struggle,
Id. which appears inevitable. Those who
n- desire to return to Greece and have
iw not sufficient funds will be furnished
ed expense money by those Greeks whose
Lid business will prevent their going at
ad the first call.
Youth of Eighteen Kills Man.
a Huntsville, Texas.-Ed Ashley, Jo.
rt olior member of the firm of J. M. Ash
ng ley & Sons, who was shot died. D.
Harris, 18 years old, surrendered to
the police. Ashley was handling a
package acro:. the counter to a cus.
xi. tomer when Harris placed the muzzle
ad of an automatic revolver to his side,
. a little under the right arm, and fired.
de -- -- I
he Aviator Hits Horse Stalls.
a Trenton, Tenn.-Avitator Korn was
ed slightly hurt while attempting a flight
3d. at the fair grounds. With his machine
el he crashed into a row of horse stalls
to while leaving the ground. The aero
. a'ne was torn to pieces.

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