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ROOSEVELT SOOT BY MADMAN
!Y BE BABE! WOUNDED The Shot Fired by John Shrank, a New York Laundryman RAVES AGAINST THIRD TERM WHEN ARRESTED An Exciting Scene in the Hall When Audience Learns that the Colonel Is Shot—He Makes His Speech Despite All Protest. Theodore Roosevelt Milwaukee, Wis. Colonel Roose velt's condition is more serious than he himself will believe. His physi cians here tried in vain to persuade him to remain quietly at a hospital here, but be insisted upon going on to Chicago. Accompanied by physicians and other members of his party, he left on a special train for Chicago about 8 o’clock and will at once be examined by leading Chicago surgeons. The surgeons who made the exami nation here say 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. Colonel Roosevelt was in bed. rest ing quietly, as the special train pulled out of Milwaukee for Chicago. He had taken some nourishment and said he felt at ease and that no one should worry about him. Milwaukee, Wis. —Colonel Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the breast and wounded as he was leaving the Gil patrick Hotel for the Auditorium to make a speech. The wound was ap parently no: serious and the Colonel went on to the hall and began his speech after he had seen his assailant arrested and taken to the police sta tion. Six physicians examined Colonel Roosevelt's wound. They found it im possible to determine the depth to which the bullet had penetrated, and it was decided to take an X-ray photo graph. After the Colonel had completed his speech, which he made despite protest of bis friends, he consented to go to the hospital. At 11.30 he emerged from the hospital, walking unassisted and saying: lam feeling fine.” The prisoner told the police, after an hour's examination, that he was John Sehrank, of 370 East Tenth street, New York. Colonel Roosevelt's life probably 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 assailant was pre vented from firing a second shot by Albert H. Martin, one of Colonel Roosevelt's two secretaries. Colonel Roosevelt had just stepped iato 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 onto the man's shoulders and bore him to the ground. The Assailant Caught. Capt. A. O. Girard, of Milwaukee, who was on the front seat, jumped almost at the same time, and in an Instant the man was overpowered and disarmed. A wild cry of "Lynch him" went up. Colonel Roosevelt spoke to the people and told them to spare the man. who then waa taken into the hotel and held there until he was removed to the po lice station. ALL GREECE IS READY. No Longer Any Doubt Of War With Turkey. Athens.—Everything is ready at the frontier for the forward movement. There is no longer doubt in the minds of the Greeks that war with Turkey is inevitable. The stir and bustle caused by the mobilization of the army has been followed by complete calm. In Athens all business has stopped: the bourse and places of amusement are closed. Athens Is practically empty, 1 The man. who is small of stature, I admitted firing the shot and said that "any man looking for a third term ought to he shot.’’ In notes found in the man's pockets at the police station were statements that the man had been visited in a dream by the spirit of William Mc- Kinley, who had said, alluding to Col onel Roosevelt, "this is my murderer, avenge my death.” Would Speak Or Die. In spite of the entreaties of physi cians Colonel Roosevelt insisted upon delivering his address. "I will make this speech or die, one or the other,” he said. The Colonel felt no pain at the time tiie shot was fired, and was not aware that he was shot until he was on the way to the Auditorium. His attention was then called to a hole in his over coat, and he found that his shirt was soaked with blood. He insisted that he was not hurt badiy. A superficial examination of the wound was made when he reached the Auditorium, and three physicians agreed that lie was in no immediate danger. Taken By Surprise. Roosevelt, who had staggered back into the auto when the shot was fired, raised himself up and stood looking at Lyon, who was sitting on the shooter. The ex-President cried, with a gesture, "Don't hurt him. I'm all right.” A captain of police rushed in as Lyon released his grip on the fellow, and with Lyon's help dragged the man into the hotel kitchen. Colonel Roosevelt sat back in the motorcar as an immense crowd that had witnessed the shooting yelled to him. With rare presence of mind the Colonel, waving his hat, cried out, “My good friends, I'm not hurt. I’m going to the hall to speak. Good luck.” The whole incident occurred so quickly that the astonished crowd did nothing but stand still. The Colonel turned to the chauffeur and. in a calm voice, remarked, "Now, just run the car up to the Auditorium. I'm not hurt and everything is all right.” The car started up and in a moment Roosevelt was on his way to the hall i with a bullet in his side. The Colonel did not actually realize that he had been shot until lie got to the Auditorium, five blocks distant. He knew that the bullet had grazed him. because he felt it graze him. but he believed that it had simply gone through his overcoat. "No eggs for three weeks" is the bat tie cry of about 40,000 persons in Cleveland, 0., who have started a cam paign of abstention from eating eggs in the hope of lowering their price. President Taft has appointed Felix Frankfurter, solicitor of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, to the commission to investigate the Board of United States General Appraisers, succeeding 1 Chandler Anderson, who resigned. i the only noticeable activity is that of ambulance organizations. During an outbreak among China ! men in the Chinatown section of New j York two Chinamen and two white . men were killed and many persons were injured by a fusillade of bullets. I ■ The $1,000,000 tax suit of the State of New' Jersey against the Lehigh Val ley Railroad Company, in the Supreme I Court, will probably be postponed an I other year. ALLENS TO LOSE THEIR PROPERTY Damage Suits Will Take Out laws' Last Penny. ARE MEN OF PROSPERITY. Administrators Of Estates Of Victims Of Courthouse Tragedy File Actions For SIO,OOO Each. Bristol. Va.-Tenn. —With the trial of Sidna Allen, chief of the Allen clan, and his nephew, Wesley Edwards, whose capture was announced recent ly. Virginia criminal law will have ex acted all the toll it can for the bloody courtroom tragedy of the 15th of last March, when Judge Thornton L. Mas sie. Commonwealth's Attorney Foster, Sheriff Webb and others were ruth lessly slain at the hands of the Allens. But there is still another phase of the law's demand which will have o lie satisfied. The Allens were thrifty mountaineers. By farming, merchan dising and stock raising they had ac cumulated considerable money. Sidna Allen occupied a mountain mansion. He was, prior to the Hills villo tragedy, one of the magnates of the Carroll county mountains. He was looked up to by most of his neigh bors as being ahead of them from the standpoint of business and wealth. This home was surrounded by all the ordinary comforts of life in the mountains. Sidna owned valuable mountain lands, and Iris estate was worth probably not less than $30,000, if it did not reach the value of $40,000. The other Allens were not worth so much as their chief, but most of them had comfortable homes, and practical ly all of them were noted for their mountain hospitality. But this property of the Allens, like the men who possessed it, is doomed. In Virginia there is a penalty for such slaughter as was committed at Hills ville. aside from ihe penalty demand ed by the criminal statutes. The civil iaw provides tor the financial side in the event a life or lives are taken without just cause. Consequently, following close upon the Hillsville tragedy, three civil suits were filed against the Allens. S. Floyd Landretb. administrator of the estate of the slain commonwealth’s attorney, William -Foster, brought suit to recover $10,000; S. P. Massie, ad ministrator of the lute Judge Thorn ton L. Massie. brought suit for SIO,OOO. and J. W. Webb, administrator of the slain sheriff, L. F. Webb, brought suit for a like amount. The amount sued for in eaeli case is the maximum that can he sued for in a death claim in Virginia. In aid of these suits, attachments were issued at the same time the suits were filed against the property of Sidna Allen, Floyd Allen, Victor Allen, Claude Swanson Allen, l'riel Allen, Sidna and Wesley Edwards and Byrd Marion. The attachments were issued on affidavits of the plaintiffs that de fendants were non-residents; were dis posing of property to defraud credi tors, and for other statutory grounds. The present status is that the at tachments of the property of the per sons under arrest or tried and con victed have been set aside by the court. Tiie property of Sidna Allen, whose capture was effected recently, has for some time been in the hands of the sheriff of Carroll county, al though Sidna Allen's wife and daugh ters have continued to occupy the property just as though they held it in fee simple. CREEK MOBILIZATION. Expects To Place 170,000 Soldiers In the Field. Athens.—The mobilization of the Greek army is proceeding rapidly. Al ready. 125.000 men are under arms, with Greeks arriving daily from abroad. A large contingent has al ready reached here from America. With the recruits it is estimated that 170,000 soldiers can be placed in the field. As a result of the reorganization of the last few years, the whole army has been clothed, equipped and armed with modern rifles. All infantry regiments have machine gun sections. Trans portation by land and sea has been prompt, and the efficiency of the mobi lization has raised the morale of the troops greatly. ALARMED BY VOLCANO. People In Ecuador Flee From Towns. Guayaquil, Ecuador. —Inhabitants of towns in the vicinity of the Volcano Sangay were fleeing for safety Fri day. The peak showed increasing signs of activity. COLLEGE TAKES MATTHEWS. Noted Newspaper Man Appointed To School Of Journalism. Xew York.—Franklin Matthews, a widely known newspaper mail, has been appointed associate professor in the Pulitzer School of Journalism, Co lumbia University. He will take charge of the course in practice in news gathering, reporting, editing and rewriting in the third year of the school. PEACEFUL USE FOR SPION KOP. Scene Of Bloody Battle Becomes Mis sionary Farm. Washington. The scene of the bloodiest battle of the Boer War, Spion Kop, a mountain outside of Ladysmith. Natal, South Africa, is to be used bj Seventh Day Adventists as a mission farm for educating and Christianizing the Zulus. Advices received at the headquarters of the denomination here from one of its missionaries there tell of the purchase of this mountain peak, containing 2,200 acres. The farm is to be eelf-supportfn#. THE 6ITIZEN, FREDERICK, MD., FRIDAY, fCoprrlirhM CROPS SUFFER IN I GREAT BRITAIN Will Be Necessary to Import' From This Country. i STORMS CAUSED DAMAGE. Storms Have Caused Great Damage To Crops In a Number of Foreign Countries. Ac cording To Reports. Washington.—Storms have caused great damage to crops in a number of foreign countries, according to reports | to the Department of Agriculture, and j in some instances material importa- ! tions from this country will be neees- , sary to meet the deficiency. Great j Britain particularly suffered and there j the harvest has been one of the most j unsatisfactory in many years in qual- > ity, quantity, expense and difficulty of j reaping. Spoiled hay lies upon thousands of j acres of British saturated meadows, , vast expanses of standing grain have been beaten down by gales, many j fields of shocked wheat are soaked j with rain and root crops are rank with j weeds. The barley crop has been partly ruined; the oat crop has de- ; teriorated more than any other cereal, i with a below-average yield; potatoes ! have been blighted and hops alone seem to promise almost a full average yield. Hay suffered most. In Canada a deficiency of over 9,- 000,000 bushels of winter wheat is ascribed almost entirely to the rigors of winter and the quality of a large proportion of the Ontario 1912 crop has been materially impaired by wet harvest weather. Official indications point to a slight decrease in the Cana dian winter wheat yield. Rye produc tion is estimated at 3,136,000 bushels, t against 2.694,000 bushels last year, \ The oat production is estimated at al- j most 29,000.000 bushels greater than : last year. Canadian hay and clover ; yielded 1,500,000 tons less in 1912 than was figured in the preliminary esti- j mate for 1911. Canadian alfalfa total estimated production attained 177,300 i tons, compared with 227,900 pre- ! liminafy last year. While !lie unusually inclement j weather in France may not have seri-! ously diminished the grain yield there | as a whole, the quality has been ad versely affected. As the French con sumption requires over 340,000,000 bushels of wheat, and the carry over from last year is exceptionally small, the official prediction is that "it would seem that rather important imports may again he necessary the coming season." Barley is satisfactory in quantity in France, but extensive discoloration may make the supply of good brewing sorts scanty. Rye, with 37,000 acres greater area in France, yields almost 51.000,000 bushels this year, compared with almost 46.000.000 bushels in 1911. Oats suffered seriously there from rain in September. KILLS FOSTER CHILD. Ethel Hayes Shot In View Of Hun dreds At Philadelphia. Philadelphia.—ln sight ot hundreds ‘ of girls who had just left their places of employment, Ethel Hayes, 19 year, of age, was shot and killed on the street here by William Hayes, her fos ter-father. The latter then shot him self and is in a critical condition at a 1 hospital. The man waited for the gjr! and when she left a mill where she was employed, with a number of com panions, Hayes approached her and began shooting. NOBLE PRIZE TO DR. A. CARREL. Award In Recognition Of Achieve ments In Medicine. Stickholm. —The Nobel prize for i medicine this year has been awarded ;; to Dr. Alexis Carrel, of the Rockefeller Institute, of New York. The award, it ! ; is announced, is made in recognition of , his achievements in the suture of ' blood vessels and the transplantation 1 of organs. The Nobel prize is valued i at $39,000. i WOULD TAR THE MAYOR. Black Hand Angry At Local Option | Laws. Wheeling.—Mayor Henry M. Davies, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, a town near 1 here, has oeen threatened with tar | 1 and feathers by the Black Hand be- j 1 cause of his rigid enforcement of the j ; local option law. In a letter sent 1 through tlifte mail the gang not only 1 threatened'the mayor, but says it will 1 blow up the county courthouse. The 1 letter has been turned over to the pos- 1 tal authorities. PUMPKIN PIE TIME MORE VICTORIES OVER THE TURKS Continued Fighting Along Turk ish Frontier. iHE PRISONERS MASSACRED. Montenegrins Capture Forts That Give Them Control Of the Road To Soutari Skirmishes On Frontier. London. —With the fighting on the Turkish frontiers steadily increasing l and Montenegro winning decisive vic | lories, which will have the effect of I greatly encouraging the other Balkan | States, the war situation is more seri- I ous now than at any time since the i beginning of hostilities. The Monte l negrins have won more victories over 1 the Turks. j Unconfirmed dispatches were re ceived here, saying that Servia and Bulgaria had declared war. Why ' these countries are withholding their ! proclamations is a mystery in diplo i matic circles, but this failure to act is | not construed as indicating any desire j fer peace. Official circles were stirred by the I direct prediction of a European con- I flict made at St. Petersburg by the ; Russian minister of war, M. Sucholli noff, who said: "The Balkan outbreak is the be ginning of a great European clash, into which Russia inevitably will be drawn.” The Montenegrins added the cap ture of Turkish forts at Tuki to their victories at Podgoritza and Detcbitch Mountain. The capture of the forts gives the Montenegrins control of the road to the town of Scutari. It was reported that the Montenegrins had taken Scutari itself, but this was re garded as an error. The fighting, according to dis patches, has developed into the worst kind of guerilla warfare. Prisoners are being massacred by both sides and non-combatants are being slain with out discrimination. Several skirmishes are reported from points along the Turko-Bul -1 garian raid Turlto-Servian frontiers. Turking is bringing 140,000 Asiatic troops to Constantinople, which will augment her European force to about 400,000 men. The Montenegrin Consul General here received the following official message, from Cettinje: “Military operations continue suc cessful. Several important Turkish positions taken already. Army ad vancing.” Unless Turkish reinforcements have reached Scutari it is considered prob able that that city will soon fall into the hands of the Montenegrins. While the way there has been opened, how ever, it is pointed out that it may not be passed without serious fighting, as the Albanian tribesmen in the vicinity have been aroused by Turk ish emissaries and are expected to join ihe Ottoman troops. CHARGE GIESON TO STAY. State Department Decides To Keep Him At Havana. Washington.—Hugh S. Gibson, sec retary of the American Legation at Havana, who was assaulted recently by a Cuban journalist, will not lie transferred, according to an announce ment made by the State Department. President Taft has directed, in view of Gibson’s familiarity with American in terests in Cuba, that he be retained there. -RAILROAD INDICTED. Interstate Commerce Law Violations Charged Against Frisco. St. Louis, Mo.—The St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company was indicted on 11 counts for alleged vio lation of the Interstate Commerce law of 1887, by the Federal Grand Jury. The charges against the railroad set forth that it made an overcharge in the tariff on boxed burial caskets de livered to it from connecting lines. MASONS CHOOSE SWITZERLAND. International Conference To Meet There In May, 1917. Washington. —The second interna tional conference of Scottish Rite Masons, which has been in session here several days, adjourned Saturday after a short business session. At the final meeting it was decided that the third international conference will be held at Lusanne, Switzerland, in May, 1917. The supreme couucils of Servia and Ecuador were formally recognized •■e'ice. ; NARROW ESCAPE Of U. S. iKS Public Square in Chinandega Had Been Mined. FOOD RUSHED TO NATIVES. One Hundred and Fifty Sticks Of Dynamite That Failed To Ex plode When the Americans Entered the Town. Washington. American occupation of Nicaragua is complete and while military law prevails peace has been restored and the civil authorities are taking up slowly the reins of govern ment. Admiral Southerland, in dispatches to the Navy Department, stated that federal Nicaraguan soldiers gradually . are being paid off by special prociairifc ; tion of President Diaz and that hun dreds of them are returning to the cof fee plantations where an abundant crop is awaiting the harvesting. American marine officers are in nominal charge of Quezalguaque, Posaltega, Chichigalpa and Chinan dega. Lieutenant Colonel Long is in control of Leon. Railroad communica tion has been opened between Oorinto and the farthest inland town and sup plies are being rushed to the cities to relieve conditions. Lake steamers ane sailing on regular schedules. When the American sailors from the Colorado entered Chinandega it was discovered that the plaza, or public ; square, had been mined with 150 I sticks of dynamite. For some un known reason the charge was no; i ignited, thereby preventing a terrible loss of life among Americans. The : mine was connected by wire with an adjacent tower. Admiral Southerland sent a correct | ed list of the wounded at Leon as fol i lows: Private Wittsmiler, of the Colorado; Lance, ordinary seaman, Colorado: Haider, marine trumpeter. The wounded and sick will he trans ferred to the Ancon Hospital at Pan -1 ama by the Colorado. i Dr. Castrillo, Nicaraguan minister to ' the United States, sent a note of I thanks to the State Department for the laid given by the American government i in quelling the revolution in his conn ! try. He deplores the killing and wounding of the American marines. The S:ate Department replied saying that if through death of the American marines Nicaragua will become a united country their loss will not have 1 been in vain. GIVES LIFEBOAT SEATS. Japanese Line Attaches Coupon To All Tickets. Toliio. Japan. The Toy Kisen Kaisha Steamship Company has intro duced a new feature in the direction of providing for the safety of its pas sengers. To each ticket sold is at tached a coupon representing a cer tain seat in a lifeboat, with a printed request to the purchaser to acquaint himseii immediately on going aboard with the location of the particular boat to which he is ailotted. Sufficient lifeboats are provided to accommodate all the passengers. BOY CUT IN TWO; LIVES 2 HOURS. Physicians At Loss To Explain How Consciousness Was Retained. Chicago.—Richard Poiland. 10 years old, his body cut in two by a railway train, died at a hospital here after a period of consciousness lasting more than two hours. Poiland's body was severed just above the hips. His mother went to the hospital and talk ed with him before he died. Physi cians were at a loss to explain how consciousness, during which the boy talked in response to questions, could be retained for so long a time. ALBANIAN TOWNS ABLAZE. Peasants Fleeing To Frontier Killed By Montenegrins. Vienna. —Many Albanian villages to the north of the Boyana River are in flames, according to a dispatch to the Neue Freie Presse from Cattaro. Many fugitives, including some wound ed men, have arrived at Scutari. Some peasants, who fled lo the frontier posts l at Szaraesi, were slain by Monte- I negrins. TO ARBITRATE STRIKE. Service On Georgia Railroad To Be Resumed Today. Atlanta, C,a. —An agreement was ; reached between the Atlanta Joint i Terminal Company and representa j tives of the striking employes prac tically settling the strike on the Geor gia Railroad and Atlanta Terminals. LOWER EXPRESS RATES LIKELY. Commission Will Not Heed Com panies’ Protests. It Is Believed. Washington.—Belief is strong that the Inter-State Commerce Commission will put into effect the new schedule ! of express -rates which the express companies arc row vigorously fight | ing. The reductions, based on the ! present business, will save the ship | pers of the country between $25,000,- j 000 and $33,000,000 annually. She Thought They Wanted Graft. Washington. -A woman seeking ofli cial action by the Department of Jus tice cm a question in which she was interested became considerably con fused by the franked envelope in which she received a communication | from the department, according to a l letter from here. The warning, “Pen , alty for private use $300,” must have given her an unenviable impression. She wrote: "1 see from the envelope in which you answered my letter that you want S3OO for private use. I can not supply that largo amount, but might raise $150." i SEER SUNKEN C® English Expedition to Search f or Lost Continent. Coast of Yucatan the Scene of the 0 | erations, and Result May Be the Discovery of the Much- Discussed Atlantis J j London.—Yet another party of treas ure hunters lias sailed from Knglan l | This time the search is for no p a j tr hoard hidden by an old time pi rate ’ nor for a mere million or two of doubloons sunk in some Spanish leon. This latest expedition is to g 0 diving for a lost continent, Atlantis I perhars, and salvage the countless I millions worth of gold and gems anl j art treasures of the sunken cities of region as large as , all Europe. At the head of the expedition )> Bernard Meekham, an English explor er. His plans include the employment of a huge floating dry dock, at least a dozen submarines for work on the sea bottom and a hundred or more ex pert divers. For nearly a hundred years, sav 3 Meekham, Yucatan fishermen have been bringing up from the waters along the coast beautifully carved stones, vases and small objects of gold and silver. These fishermen are Mova Indians, who believes themselves to be the descendants of a once mighty race. They hold these treas ures of the deep as sacred and when asked where they get them reply that they have been given them by their forefathers. The reports of these finds led Meek ham to explore the ruined cities of ancient civilization scattered all along the coast of Yucatan. He thus became convinced of the existence of a once populous and rich country, swallowed hv the sea long ages ago, but still ac cessible. First of all, engineers and investi gators were sent to Yucatan. Their reports showed that the country mark ed for exploitation had apparently sunk over an immense irregular land, surface stretching along the twentieth parallel and breaking away from what Is now the northern coast of South America and the eastern coast of Cen tral America. Further observations showed that the temples, palaces and houses which formed the cities of this lost country were in far better condi tion than the land-buried cities of Yucatan and Guatemala. Several valuable objects of gold and silver en crusted with jewels and recovered by the crude methods necessarily em ployed by the searchers made it prac tically certain that the inhabitants of the doomed land had not had time to i escape with their wealth before the 1 final catastrope. These discoveries, together with the ' traces found In the buried cities of \ Y'ucatan of a once powerful and en i lightened race, indicate a wonderful ! civilization that was in existence long i before the days of Egypt or Babylon. | Even when the Spanish conquista i dores invaded Y'ucatan these mysteri ous cities had been in ruins for cen turies. | Submarines and divers will be em j ployed to explore and loot the sunken cities. These submarines of the curi j - . - , Ruined City In Yucatan. i ous Pino type, fitted with steel arms | ending in immense claws controlled from within the boat, will crawl about the sunken cities and carry the treas ures which the drivers bring them to the under water platform of the huge dry dock above. From the surface of the.sea steel tubes will also drop-into the depths of the Caribbean, and from their ends will pour streams of light. Illuminating street where only the scaly denizens of the deep have wan dered for untold ages. MINT TEA ALL THE RAGE “Everybody's Doin’ It" in London and Ordinary Ceylon and Chinese Brands Are Barred. London. —If you want to be In the fashion you must drink mint tea. Ordinary Ceylon or China won't do. and, anyway, mint tea is fine for the complexion. Grand Duchess George of Russia says so. Mint tea is all the rage In the fashionable houses of Bel gravia and Mayfair, and owes its in troduction to the Russian princess. Tries Odd Suicide in Jail. Huntingdon, Pa. — By swallowing match heads and ground glass, Frank Ronollo, on trial for murder, tried to commit suicide. Sticking his hand kerchief in his mouth when physicians responded to the call, he ref ll3e<l l ° swallow medicine and be hei while hypodermics vets used to coni pel him to vomit. He was gotten out of danger and then a jury convicted him. He Did. Chicago—James Smiley. allc? p pickpocket, mistook Dectective Gaiv roll for one of his pals. “Watch this he said. The detective did an Smiley Is in jail. Went to a Cemetery to Flirt. Chloago.—Thomas Stams. a waiter, was arrested charged with hang n* nbout a cemetery to flirt with P * and women who came to put on the graves of relatives.