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AFFAIR ,,,,, Schrank of New York Who Fired the Shot Taken to Police Station-Letter Found on Person of SchranK Roosevelt Goes to Auditorium and Deliver. Address-.-Introduced as a Fighting Soldier/Wounded, But Still in the Battle. into BULLETIN I , , , October 1 5 - Theo- dore R^sevelt arnved in a special t r a i n this m o r n . n a from Milwaukee and was and Mercy Hospital an X-Ray examination is being taken to m a d e to locate bullet. Physicians movement good Bullet in safe say respiratory and pulse normal Chicago John p,ace and no blood expectorated. Ac- eordmg to latest accounts bullet .s imbsdded in muscular tissue. Oot 15 _ Bullet which Scnrank fired Into Theodore Roosevelt in Milwaukee found lodged against fourth rib on right side by X-R 3 y specialists at Mercy Hospital where Ex-President was taken after arrival on special train, Dr. Murphy said Roosevelt would be con fined to the hospital for ten days and Colonel ordered campaign managers to call off all speaking dates for the remainder of campaign, cancel contracts for car and return to work at headquarters. Physicians will not operate to remove bullet at present time. Condition hopeful. Demard absolute rest for number of days- Milwaukee, Oct. 15--An attempt to assassinate Col Roosevelt was made last m«ht as he started on his way from the Hotel Gilpatrick in this city to the Auditorium As he stepped into an automobile a shot was fired by a scraggly attired man, %\ho edged his way through the crowd to the motor car. The stranger took deliberate aim ami sent the bullet crashing into the ex-president's right side, just below the nipple The shooter was nabbed by Elbert H. Martin, the ex-president's stenographer and Capt. Alfred O. Gerard of Milwaukee, a rough rider under Roosevelt. T R I E S TO F I R E SECOND SHOT As he was about to fire another shot the revoh er, a 32 caliber affair, was knocked from his hand by Col. Cecil L o n o f Texas, who is accompanying Roosei,elt on his mid - western campaign trip. Lyon jumped out of the ajtomohile and started to choke the would-be assassin. Roosevelt, who had staggered back into the automobile when the s"hot was f n e d , raised himself up and stood looking up at Lyon, who was sitting got to the hall, five blocks distant. He knew that the bullet had grazed him, because he felt it against his side, but he believed that it had simply «one through his overcoat. INSISTS ON M A K I N G SPEECH At the Auditorium Colonel Roosevelt insisted on treating the wound ightly. Although persuaded not to go upon the stage, he persisted that he must make his speech. He was nterrupted by the audience several imes by urgent appeals that he stop and have an examination by doctors. "No, it's nothing serious," persisted Roosevelt. "I'll go on." ' H u r n h for Teddy!" shouted the crowd in the lobby of the Hotel Gil- patnck as Col. Roosevelt came down :he stairway talking to Henry street and piled them up s ruggling, shouting mass. There were no cries of violence, but the eagerness of the crowd to have Roosevelt's would-be slayer pun shed was manifested by cries of: "Hold h i m ! " Don't let him get away!" "Hold him tight!" There was no chance in this world of that fellow getting away. There were too many men sitting on him. And surrounding these human weights was an ever-widening circ'e of men which grew to such proportions that the street cars in both directions were halted. The civilian captors did not re- l i n q u i s h their hold or remove their weight until the blue coats of the policemen brushed against them. When the crowd pounced upon the man who fired the shot as he lay in Th rd street, the police rescued him from those who sought to end his life. He was dragged through the lobby of Hotel Gilpatrick and back into the d i n i n g room. He covreed his face with his hands as he was whirled through the lobby, partly to protect himself from iochems and the other members of his party. Col. Roosevelt acknowledged the cheer with a smile and raised his hat. As he passed through the entrance the crowd which packed the sidewalks on both sides, took up the cheer and swelled its volume. The colonel repeatedely raised his head, aand then stepped into the w a i t i n g automobile. He had just seated himself when a man raised his arm and pointed it at the former president. The hand of that arm held a pistol. It gleamed in the electric light. The crack of the pistol, and being blows of men standing near partly to keep his face from seen. When he f i n a l l y reached the ing room of the hotel he exclaimed: "No man has a right to run for a third term." The police patrol soon arrived, and the cringing, would-be assassin was hus'led to the central station. LETTER TO PEOPLE. The following letter was found in a pocket of the would-be slayer at the central station: To the People of the United as it was fired ser.t a shudder through those who saw it. They shouted: "Roosevelt is shot!" "RoDseveit is killed." When Elbert H. Martin saw man rase the pistol towards Roosevelt he sprang from the auto mobile aid leaped upon the would-be In a dream I saw President Me- Kinley sit up in his coffin pointing at a man in a monk's attire in whom I recognized Theodore Roosevelt. The dead president said -- This is my c . murderer--avenge my death. September 14, 1912--1:30 a. m. While writing a poem some one assass an eap n, much after the fashion of a i ^ shoulder and m o u n ' a m lion, crushing the assailant to the pavement and knocking across the street car tracks. Capt. A. J. Girard, a ·let not a murderer take the presi- hTni j d e n t i a l chair, avenge my death, J could clearly see Mr. McKinley's fear, Jtures. Before the Almighty God, former Rough ..,,.,**.,, ;,, Rider, and Col. Cecil Lyon, of Texas, j also grappled with the holder of the revolver. Col. Lyon was first to get the revolver. A dozen other men in the crowd came to the assistance of Martin and aided in h o l d i n g down the fellow, who was snarling some unin- te'ligible words and kicking viciously in an attempt to free himself. ROOSEVELT STANDS UP. In the midst of all the confusion Col. Roosevelt reassured the crowd I swear that the above written is nothing but the truth. So long as Japan could rise to be one of the greatest powers of the world despite her surviving a tradition more than 2,000 years old, as Gen. Nogi demonstrated, it is the duty of the United States of Amer- ·«u«.4u({ up ai Lyuu, w u u »no .»»·--» i »-_j-_,, on the shooter. The ex - president ! of his personal saafety by standing (Continued on page 8) cried with a gesture: -'Don't hurt him I'm all right," A captain of police rushed in as Lon released his £rip on the fellow and, w i t h Lyon's help, dragged the roan into the hotel kitchen. COLONEL SAYS, ' I'M NOT HURT'" Colonel Roosevelt sat back in the motor car as an immense crowd that had \\itnessed tne saootmg yelled to him With rare piesence of mind the colonel, waving his hat, cried out: "My good triends,, I'm not hurt. I'm going on to the hall to speak. Good luck." The whole incident had occurred so quickly that the astonished crowd did nothing but stand stock still. As the colonel's automobile paused Roosevelt tinned to the chauffeur and, in a calm voice remarked: "Now, Just run the car up to the Auditorium. I'm not hurt and everything's all right." The car started up and in. a moment erect, a grim smile on his face. He waved his hat to the crowd. The signal was given to the chauffeur, and the motor car bore him swiftly away to the Auditorium, the crowd shouting joyously: "Hurrah! Teddy's all right; didn't hit him." CROWD IS STARTLED. It w;s only those who were close to the automobile which Col. Roosevelt entered in front of the hotel that knew an attempt had been made on his life. Those who heard the report of the pis'Wl attributed the sound to the bursting of a tire, or the explosion of a bamb as a signal for the process! in to start for the big meeting in the Auditorium. But when those back of the line of spectators that fringed the curbing on both sides of Third street FINDS A VERY VALUABLE COIN An exceptiona ly well preserved Engl.sh half-penny, of the vintage of 1792, was foumd about six miles sou'h of the city Sunday by Dr. Al- h e Pnon Gerend, of Cato, Wis., a brother of Jacob Gerend, the furniture dealer. He ami Rudolph Kuehae were at the Forest Preservation Assoc at'on's cottage, three miles south fr.m here, for a little outing Sunday. For the sport of it they walked down the beach about three miles to -where, for many years past, hiun- dreis of Indian relics have been found en the banks just back of the teach. While searching for thess relics they came across this coin. It is a copper coin about held the attended, he covered remembrances design was The bearers bearers Ed. Mr Mrs E. J. Roosevelt was on his way to the Au- I learned that they had been in the ditorium with a bullet in his side. I mi is: of a, near-ass!»sinatton there The ex-president did not actually! was a mighty surge of humanity that realize that he had been shot until he I threw those on ttw curb Into the the size of the old two cent piece. Tbe inscription en one side says "Dilike cf La-xrster, John ol Gauni'." The oher side reads "Half Penny, 1792." Owing to its ex rsme age, 120 years, the coin will undoubtedly prove to be a valu able one.

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  1. The Sheboygan Evening Press,
  2. 15 Oct 1912, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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