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VOL. IX. NO. 294.
FIRST PICTURES OF COLONEL ROOSEVELT'S WOULD-BE ASSASSIN
HOSPITAL WHERE COLONEL IS TREATED
Mercy hospital in Chicago, to which Roosevelt was rushed
from Milwaukee a few hours after the shooting. The white
cross shows Roosevelt's room.
GIVES UP LIFE
(liy United Press Leased Wire.)
GARY, Ind., Oct. 18.—"I am
glad I did it. Tell her I hope
Klie will get well quick, Doc."
These words whispered in the
ear of Dr. J. A. Craig, were the
last uttered by William Rugh,
crippled newslx>y who died here
early today after sacrificing his
withered leg that the skin might
be used to save the life of Miss
Ethel Smith, a girl whom he had
"It makes no difference about
me," Rugh gasped "A cripple
can't do nothing. Everything's
against him. She'll get will and
be strong again. I'm satisfied."
Miss Smith was frightfully
burned recently in a motorcycle
accident. Physicians announced
she would die unless someone
\. volunteered skin which could be
grafted to her body. Rugh vol
unteered. After the operation
Rug'h rallied and It was believed
he would live. Miss Smith, prac
tically recovered, was sent home
Rugh, however, contracted
pneumonia on the same day Miss
Smith left the hospital. A re
lapse came last night and he sank
When Miss Smith was advised
today of Rugh's death, she broke
down completely and refused to
I be comforted.
John Rugh, brother of the dead
newsboy, arrived here today to
claim the body.
Rugh, who was 41 years of age,
and the oldest of four brothers,
died at 2 o'clock this morning.
His brothers, who live in San
Francisco, Denver and Butter,
. were notified of his death. The
funeral 1 will be held here Sunday
with the Gary chamber of com
merce in charge.
Thousands of dollars worth of
flowers already have been or
City councllmen of Gary will
act as pall bearers.
Yesterday Rugh was shown a
newspaper containing a picture of
wo lots at the northwest
J- of East 25 th and F,
_0 feet. Owner must sell
d foreclosure. Price is
to print Call at office
Heaan Philips &Co.
>rnia Bld» Main 21
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himself and Miss Smith. Ho
"I am proud that 1 helped her,"
I Giving up her last hope of find
ing the husband who, hounded
by the authorities with an . al
leged embezzlement warrant, was
forced to leave her before their
honeymoon was over,- Mrs Ethel
S. Hadley, aged 24, a more than
comely j young woman, ended a
year's fruitless search in divorce
Mrs. Hadley told the story of
her wearying chase after, the
husband from • the time he left
her at Banff, Alberta, three weeks
after their marriage ' until' she
wag | forced to give up hope of
ever seeing him again, In Judge
C. M; Esterday's court this morn
ing. . The Judge granted the de
cree and returned her maiden
name, Ethel S. Rieman. ;'
DIAZ MAY COME
'MEXICO CITY, Oct. —That
Porflro Diaz, deposed president
of Mexico,. will resume the orflce
of chief executive, provided his
nephew, Fu'lz Diaz, succeeds in
his present rebellion, is the re
port current here today. .;,.
With the younger Diaz in con
trol • of . Vera . Cruz, -' one of tne
most important seaports of Mex
ico, the matter of importing arms
and . ammunition 'to support the
'revolution would be an easy mat
ter. .■'-"■ •'■ / '''■„:, \ ■■'
':■'''. HOWLED ALL NIGHT I;
._• William Capiga, a smelterman,
who was released from j the city
Jail yesterday where 'he was plac
ed . on . a charge of being insane,
waa found in the vicinity of East
B ' and 1 66th sts. acting strangely,
they say at the county Jail. a He
howled"; all night In . his; eel). Jf
♦■„ - >-■' • '?>■-: ,'•-*■/-■*-'":■:• '.■^,o'--'jj>
<?> WANTED JUST ONE -T.x- «>
<S> - , KISS : BEFORE SHE - ;4
<S> '"■• '-1 COMMITTED SVICIDB i <S>
»;V-->-C:-i^" ' ' '".^.V ■, ■-; . V.;^
<3> PASCOUGALA, <; Miss., <&>
<S> Oct. 18. —"I have been mis-
♦' treated all • my , life. £ I want \4>
<?-■ to ' feel Just'once' the touch
<$ of human kindness. - Won't <s>
♦' you. please kiss 'me?",vS^^'Nr<J>
♦: : This ■ plea wag made byT^
4>i Miss Ada Welch of Bt. Louis <$>
>S> to' a t ran ger • whom ' she : ac- <S>
<•» costed lon the street. The' •*
<$> man | promptly ± fulfilled | her
<i> wish, and- the young woman <S>
<* idf ank^ 1 a vi-aL fg of poison, <S>
* dying instantly. <i>
CHARACTER STUDY PICTURE OF SCHRANI
Here's John Schrank, who shot Theodore Roosevelt in Wliwau
kee Monday night—from top to toe a striking character study.
FLIT WILL TAKE AN AWFUL
CHANCE ON PACIFIC AYE.
Miss Flitty O'Flara, the lovely
young Gig Harbor lass, who
ducked the multitudes of pur
suers who are after her and the
modest reward of $100,000,000,
000,000,000,000.08 offered by
the Times for her capture, will
this evening appear sauntering
down Pacific avenue heavily ill-
gu/sed us a Plttsburg Stogie.
Many prominent merchants
have asked that Misa Flitty he
allowed to enter their stores at
appointed hours. All those de
sirous of making such arrange
ments will kindly call with their
Inasmuch as Miss Flitty ha»
evaded capture so long the Times
today win describe her more
fully for the eager rabble. She
has a very poor memory and is
affected at times with indiges
tion. Headaches also cause her
LOS ANGELES, Cal, Oct. 18.
—Alleging that City Prosecutor
Guy Eddie pressed his attentions
upon her until she could no
longer' endure his treatment, Mrs.
Christine Christopherson swore
to an affidavit today, making sen
sational charges against Eddie.
She is the third woman to make
charges against Eddie.
MAYOR SEYMOUR TO SPEAK.
Mayor Seymour will address
the Northwest League of Munic
ipalities convention at Walla
Walla next week on needed leg
TACOMA, WASHINGTON.FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1912.
-to suffer frequently.
This afternoon Miss Flltty will
speak before that eminent body,
the Society, for the Prevention
of Ingrowing Toe Nail's, which
will assemble promptly at 2
o'clock In front of the Municipal
dock, just off the pier. The
wonderful young woman is well
informed on the subject and will
no doubt prove a great attrac
tion and a boon to those suffer
ing with the affliction.
Miss Plitty is chafing about hor
No. 19 collar because she hag
no£ >been captured. The little
thing declares the suspense of
continually fearing some man
will drive up with a load of coal
and nab her is horribly nerve
In case she Is not brought in
to the Times office before night,
she will aleep between, the car
tracks at Pacific and llth streets.
(By United Prem Leased Wire.}
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 18.—Mr«.
F. Cameron Falconet of Minne
apolis, mother of Lucille Camer
on, a 19-yearol<l white girl, ob
tained a warrant here today for
the arrest of Jack Johnaon, the
nagro champion heavyweight
pugilist, on the charge of abduct
ing her daughter.
Johnson is charged with hav
ing enitced Miss Cameron from
her home and detaining h«r ia
HOW FANATIC TRAILED ROOSEVELT
This map shows how John Schrank followed Col. Roosevelt,
seeking a chance to execute his mad scheme of assassination. He
followed by 'boat first from New York to Charleston, S. C, then
from city to city by train, being thwarted at every place until
the opportunity came at Milwaukee.
T. R. MAY LEAVE FOR
OYSTER BAY TUESDAY
~" i (By United I»ri'ss Incased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Oct. 18.—The following bulletin roncfiiuing the
condition of Colonel Theodore Itosevelt,' woo issued at Mercy hs
pltal here at o:.'iO this morning:
"The general condition of Colonel Roosevelt is so good that
lie will be allowed to sit up for an hour today. The pain in
the chest is greatly dlniished and lie is breathing easier.
"At 9:!U) o'clock the colonel's temperature was ■ 0K.4, his
.pulse was 70, and respiration IN. Mi- convalescence is progress
ing favorably and unless some latent infection manifests itself
his recovery will be rapid."
•The crisis in the .colonel's:
case Is expected to be reached
today. If there Is no Indication
of pus in the wound by midnight
all danger from blood poisoning
and pneumonia will have been
practically passed. Dr. Scurry
Terrell said the encrusted bullet
probably could remain in Colonel
Roosevelt's body for the rest of
his life without causing any dis
comfort. However, it probably
will be removed this fall when
his condition is again entirely
normal. Roosevelt ate a hearty
breakfast and when he had fin
ished said he felt as if he could
run five miles.
Th"c doctors were practically
agreed today that, barring com
plications, the colonel could leave
the hospital next Tuesday. He
1 will not be permitted, however,
to enter Into campaign work for
12 days thereafter.
3> ■ . <$>
<$ (By United Press Leased Wire. * <$>
3>; ' Schrank told liis guards today that he had written his <S>
♦;, will. The bullet now In Colonel Roosevelt's body and the <S>
3> ; revolver used, he said, had been bequeathed to a New York <$>
<$• historical society. • • ■ ■ <s>
♦. Schrank, when told that. Roosevelt was recovering, ex- <&
<$* pressed satisfaction. <g>
<»., • "-■ ■ • ;■ ■. • .-:■■•■--."■. <$>
JOHNSON CONFERS WITH T.R.
OHICAGO, O«-t. 18.—Kludlng a reception committee of pro.
gresKive lenders. Governor Hiram Johnson arrived here early
ttxliM . went to the lUackstone hotel and then disappeared. It ia
bjliieved that Johnson went at once to Mercy hospital for a i •
feif with Colonel Koosevelt.
Governor Johnson reached Mercy hospital at 11:80 o'clock
and went Into conference with Colonel Koosevelt. It in believed
the (wo progressive Simulanl bearers mapped out pinna for the
remainder of the campaign.
r-WSen newspapermen met Gov
ernor Johnson entering the hoß
pital he flatly refused to com
ment on the shooting, (but said:
s"l^ will say, however, that
while I am no prophet, from the
reception I 1 have received every
where,' I am confident that Colo
riel Roosevelt will, be elected."
Johnson found the colonel sit
ting in an arm chair, attired in a
dressing gown. , The . two lead
ers were not disturbed Sj during
their conference. '~£'*^i^jSgj . -
CRVIHER OKDKREO SOUTH hM
' UNDER: SEAJLEJ)' ORDERS
(By . United Press Leas? 4 ■ Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C./ Oct. 18.
—Alarmed over the ; Imminent
danger! to American '. residents: In
V«ra j Cruz, Mexico, the United
tatea crulser'; Dcs Molnos j. Is i to
day on the; way ;to • that ' port ; un
der,' sealed order* ' from ' the > navy
department.' * - "r" - *■*
Following a conference with
Mrs. Roosevelt, the physicians
agreed to the removal of the pa
tient, the start for Oyster Bay to
be made Tuesday afternoon. Dr.
Terrell, one of the attending phy
Dr. A. L. Lambert. Roosevelt'a
private physician, allowed the
colonel to see visitors singly to
day, but he insisted on a time
limit. The former president was
willing to alblde by his physi
The steady Improvement of
the colonel throughout the morn
ing was so marked that the at
.tending physicians decided to cut
out the usual midday bulletin.
At 1:15 o'clock'this afternoon
permission waa granted the colo
nel to sit up for another hour
and he greatly enjoyed this re
MAN IS LOST
Ending a week's fruitless
search, parties sent out to scour
the forest in the vicinity of Adna,
Wash., for E. H. Venard, a young
butcher, aged 33, well known in
Tacoma, have returned today
empty-handed, believing the
young man to have been killed
and devoured by wild animals.
According to a message re
ceived today by the Times from
0. D. Davidson, who led the
searchln-g expeditions into the
woods, Venard left camp about
9 o'clock on the morning of Oc
tober 10 after deer. No trace of
him has been found since that
It I* feared Venard was either
murdered and buried or torn to
death and eaten by wolves.
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JOHN SCHRANK AS HE APPEARED IN JAIL
John Sehrnnk—a remarkable photographic portrait taken In
the Milwaukee jail, just after his attempt to kill Col. Roosevelt.
"A technicality in law is a loophole by which the
rich criminal escapes punishment that is meted out
to the poor man."
That is Bob Hodge's definition of the usual
"law point" of the courts and it hits the nail on the
Bob is just full of such homely epigrams, and
that is one reason his speeches are always original
and make a hit with the people.
As a matter of fact, Bob Hodge, with his native
Scotch wit and keen perception, is just about the
best political stumper that has ever been produced in
Bob was a coal miner. But he was a student,
and his grammar is better than lots of university
graduates, and his rhetoric is the kind that makes a
crowd just bubble over with enthusiasm .
With W. H. Paulhamus to preside over the
meeting, Senator Poindexter to open the oratory and
Bob Hodge to wind up the big rally at the Armory
tonight, Tacoma is in for a treat.
The meeting will start promptly at 8 o'clock.
The Coast Artillery band will be out and will
The Armory has been filled with chairs and
everybody will be able to get a seat.
Numerous clubs are coming out in a body.
Among them are the Swedish Progressive league,
Woman's Progressive league, Bay-Island Progres
sive club, Puyallup Progressive club, Norwegian-
American Progressive league, Pierce County Pro
gressive Republican league and others.
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