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THE ROCK ISIiANT) ARGUS, TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 1910.
Resume of the Former Presi
dent's Outing In the African
Jungles What His Hunting and
Exploring Expedition Has Dene
y JAMES- A. EBCERTCTN.
TjrHBODORB ROOSEVELT, -for-
imer president, raunai natural
1st, rough rider and private cit-
I lzen. Is on his way back to pub-
an A hrrme. A ftr n vr as a
mighty hunter be bow eh&agea his role
n the world stage and becomes a col-
Hege lecturer. When through playing
that part be will take up who knows
. what? It L safe to say that, whatever
the next stunt he tactics, it 'win be
i interesting. One of the refreshing
. .things about Roosevelt Is that, let the
game be what it will, he plays it for
all that is in him. Whether It be
. ranching, hunting, soldiering, writing
or lecturing;; whether It be as member
of assembly, candidate for mayor, po
lice commissioner, assistant secretary
of the navy, colonel, governor, vice
president or president; whether It be
In the character of speaker, editor, au
thor or moral evangelist, he puts all of
himself Into whatever he does. He
talked of hitting the line hard before
he went-into Africa; he talked of hit
ting the line hard when be emerged.
From the few scraps of his conver
sation that have floated down the Nile
and zipped their way around the world
he is the Bame old Roosevelt. They
take one back to the days 'Of Loeb, the
'nature fakers, the strenuous life and
'the tennis cabinet.
It seems good, doesn't. it? Just like
the old days! After a dreary year of
faStfj SffQ CAWS'.
COLONEL ROOSEVELT -SEATED
THE LATTER SHOT.
rayno-AKmcir tamr, xmcie joe. trr?
Insurgents, Ballinger-Plnchot, Cook
Peary and forty-seven different kinds
of investigations the sound of the voice
that has been smothered so long in
the African Jungles brings back a feel
ing of mother and home. Next we
. shall hear of race suicide, malefactors
of great wealth and undesirable citi
zens. Truly there is once more an
Interest in life. Now we shall revive
the Ananias club, the muck rakers'
union and the shorter and uglier asso
ciation. Roosevelt Is coming home!
He may have to stop and shake hands
" with a few kings and kaisers merely
as a formality, but he is beaded our
way. Already there Is a dental gleam
across the Atlantic, and a fresh snap
and vivacity are in the air. Teddy Is
coming home! Get the old bass drum
down from the attic, pull the bunting
from the closet under the stairway
and take out your vocal apparatus- and
dust it off. The Teddy bear Is once
more In fashion, the big stick is wav
ing In the breeze, and the spear that
knows no brother is glistening In the
sun. The trust busters' march need
no longer be played with the soft
pedal. Throw back the lid, stand on
the loud one and come down on all
the keys at once. Bang! There that's
better! What a relief it Is to do It In
the good old way!
Farewell to "Bwana Tnmbo."
Colonel Roosevelt has been called
various names during his career, many
of them not printable. At present his
most popular titles are "the colonel"
and simply T. R. The African natives
deny that they called him "Bwana
Tumbo." but a much more respectful
and elevated title. Evidently Bwana
: Tumbo was the invention of some cor
respondent who should be made a life
. member of the Ananias club. One sus
picious circumstance about the denial,
however, is that it was made Just be-
' fore the natives were expecting to be
paid off. The African native's verac-
.-. lty Is as elastic as that of an Eskimo,
and Just before pay day one of them
would be liable to say anything. But,
as for the name Bwana Tumbo, it
has been worked to death anyway and
might as well be thrown into the dis
card. Teddy is a tril? informal, so
Y Ask your doctor, how often he prescribes an
j1fin f alcoholic stimulant' for children. He will
KJLII JLJKJ.U probably say, "Very, very rarely." Ask
s -'"J 'him how ofren he prescribes atonlcforthem.
Nostimuloiion. No alcoMhahit. Amt He will
your doctor about Ayer'a Saraapardla quently." Ayer'a Sarsaparilla ia a strong
I at a towgjogyoung.?-0ttottic,
The Great Hunter Soon to Assume
Role of College Lecturer and to Be
Entertained by Royalty A Spec
tacular Feature of His Trip u
perhaps we shall have to fall back on
What about the pessimists who pre
dicted that the colonel was certain to
get African fever or the sleeping sick
ness and those other Wall street proph
ets who hoped that every lion would
do Its duty? They are all talking
small now. Did they imagine that any
thing In Africa could withstand the
Roosevelt luck? What good are Wall
street prophets anyway? Most of
them cannot even predict the future
movements of stocks and so have to
depend on a sure thing game of work
ing the lambs for commissions. "A
prophet Is not without honor save in
his own country" was not spoken of
the WaD. street brand of soothsayer.
He is without honor anywhere under
WaB street is not celebrating the re
turn of the colonel. That Is one rea
son why the rest of the country Is
celebrating. Possibly the bulls and
bears fear that Roosevelt Is coming
back to start another hunt In the finan
cial Jungle. On the way to Khartum
he dropped one significant remark to
the effect that he had harder work
ahead than that done in Africa. Just
what is that harder work to be? Not
writing evidently, for he finished his
African book before his return to civ
ilization. Possibly the big trust game
has reason for being apprehensive,
High financiers are timid about every
thing except taking other . people's
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ON A BUFFALO
money, and the mere shine of the
Roosevelt eyeglasses and teeth gives
them the shivers.
When He Started.
It has been just about a year since
Colonel Roosevelt left New York by
the steamer Hamburg bound for the
dark continent. On board he made
himself most popular with the other
passengers by his democratic and un
assuming demeanor and friendliness.
He touched at Gibraltar and Messina
on the way, but requested that all
formal receptions be eliminated, as he
traveled only as a private citizen. In
Messina he was greeted In person by
the king of Italy and was touched by
the warm welcome of the people, which
be accepted as a token of their thank
fulness for the American relief work
following the great earthquake.. The
one thought he expressed at this dem
onstration was pride In being an Amei
lean and in standing for the time as
the symbol of the country that had
helped these people In their calamity.
Theodore Roosevelt's enemies have ac
cused him of megalomania, but there
was no trace of It in his bearing in
stricken Messina. His attitude was
human and fine. To me truth is more
than party, and, while I have not al
ways agreed with Theodore Roosevelt
in politics, in methods, In shooting all
the animals left or even in historical
judgments, I like him because in the
main be brushes aside seemings and
gets down to the fundamental truth of
things. At the heart he Is right I
am willing to overlook all sorts of
minor failings In a man of whom that
can be said.
Let us return to the African expedi
tion. In writing of Roosevelt I have
hard work to hold myself down to
Roosevelt the hunter and not branch
off on Roosevelt the politician and
moralist. I must confess that Roose
velt the hunter does not particularly
interest me, while Roosevelt the poll
tlcian and moralist Interests me im
mensely. However, all sides of the
man are necessary In studying him,
and it Is Roosevelt the hunter we are
considering in this article. There are
scores of men -who can shoot Hons,
hippos and ginkdoodles, but only a
few who can lead a nation to better
probably answer, Very, very fre-
entirely free from alcohol.
things. Still, even the leader must
have his hours of recreation, and these
are worthy of notice not because of the
recreation, but because of him. Roose
velt not only had his hours of recrea
tion, but his year of it, and it was no
commonplace recreation at that.
Beginning of the Hunt.
The Roosevelt expedition landed on
the coast of Africa at Mombasa and
proceeded Inland to Nairobi, where
it established Its base. On the trip
sp it Is narrated that the colonel
rode on the pilot of the engine. Riding
on the pilot la no uncommon occur
rence In Africa, though not practiced
much In America for the reason that
it causes one to collide too violently
with the atmosphere. In the Roose
velt party were Kermit, the son and
ostensible photographer, although in
the end be proved a better rifle shot
than the old man; R. J. Cunninghame,.
a mighty English hunter, who went
along because of his knowledge of the
game and of the country; Major Edgar
A. Mearns, J. Alden Lorlng and Ed
mund Heller, representing the Smith
sonian institution, and a small army
of natives, who bore burdens, beat up
game and made themselves generally
useful. The party took several trips
out from Nairobi and shot enough
game to make the Smithsonian insti
tution look like a petrified section of
Africa transplanted to the banks of
the Potomac Taking It by and large,
the Roosevelt expedition was probably
the most elaborate and deadly that has
Invaded Africa since the time of the
elder Sciplo or at least since the Goths
and Vandals ravaged the northern
edge of the continent in the last days
of Augustine. Yet the popular notion
that Roosevelt slaughtered all the ani
mals in Africa is far from correct.
There still is an occasional lion, ele
phant, hippopotamus or digdig, while
the wart hog. buffalo, rhinoceros and
various kinds of bartebeests and
other beests yet abound in spots. .In
time perhaps the colonel would have
exterminated them all, but there was
the call of the wild trusts back home
that made him cut short his stay
Why spend time in shooting every ani
mal In Africa when there are so many
things in America that so richly de
After making the game scarce In all
the available hunting grounds about
Nairobi the expedition proceeded by
rail to Port Florence, on the shores of
Lake Victoria Nyanza, over which it
took passage, then traversed Uganda,
threaded Its way down the Nile,
emerged with a great beating of na
tive tomtoms at Gondokoro, took pas
sage by boat to Khartum and was
soon on its way by rail to Cairo and
Alexandria, making stops en route.
The hunting was continued till the ar
rival at Gondokoro.
The Game Bag.
Despite the extravagant notions of
the number of animals kilted by Colo
nel Roosevelt and his son, the size of
the game bag was comparatively mod
est, the colonel's bag containing only
seventy-six specimens and that of Ker
mit half as many. Of course this rep
resented but a small part of the kill
by the entire expedition, but the other
members were chiefly concerned with
birds and smaller game. Colonel Roose
velt has the following to his credit:
Rhinoceroses, Including three white
specimens, 18; elephants, 9; Hons, 7;
giraffes, 10; wildebeests, 4; Thomp
son's gazelle, 1; hippopotamuses, 4; buf
faloes, 8; topi, 5; elands, 4; python, os
trich, leopard, hartebeest, bohor, im
palla, waterbuck, 3 each; zebra, oryx,
bushbuck, o rib la and kob, 1 each.
Kermit Roosevelt has killed: Lions,
11; elephants, 2; rhinoceroses. 3; bon
goes, 2; zebras, 3; buffaloes, 4; giraffes
3; -hippopotamus, 1; cheekhs, 3; topi, 3;
monkeys, 2; wildebeest, eland and
leopard, 1 each.
Nearly all the specimens were pre
pared for mounting and sent to the
Smithsonian, Colonel Roosevelt reserv
ing only a few trophies for himself
and friends. The purpose of the ex
pedition was purely scientific, little or
no hunting being done for the mere
sake of killing. The former president
bore half of the expenses of the ex-,
pedltion and the Smithsonian half.
While these expenses were necessarily
heavy, Colonel Roosevelt depends on
his writings to reimburse him, which
they should do and more.
One of the spectacular features of
the trip from the standpoint of the
natives was the race of the newspaper
correspondents to Join Roosevelt a dots
Khartum. Perhaps the reporter is as
much of a curiosity in Africa as the
digdig Is here. At Khartum the colo
nel found his wife, a dress suit and
the Inevitable line of - speeches and
banquets. The year's outing was over,
and henceforth he became a member
of the thing we are pleased to term
While Mr. Roosevelt has requested
that he be received in Europe" without
display, it is probable that his prog
ress will be strewn with banquets,
welcomes, speeches and receptions that
will make him yearn once more for the
jungle. He is scheduled to speak in
the Sorbonne, at Paris, on April 15; in
Berlin ,on May 1, before the Nobel
peace prize committee at ChristianJa,
Sweden, soon after and at Oxford uni
versity on May 18. He will also visit
Rome, Vienna, London and other capi
tals and will be the guest of the king
of Italy, President Fallieres, Emperor
William, King Edward and almost
everybody else whose invitations he
has the inclination and time to accept.
He is scheduled to laud In New York
about the middle of June.
Colonel Roosevelt will find that cer
tain things have happened since be
left America. What will be his atti
tude concerning them? That is a burn
ing question with some eighty millions j
of people, but it will have to wait until
he himself gives the answer.
Are you frequently hoarse? Do you
have that annoying tickling In your
throat? Does your cough annoy you
at night and do you raise mucous In
the morning? Do you want relief?
If so. take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy and you will be pleased.
Sold by all druggists.
GOOD ROADS HERE
Walter A. Lantz, Chairman of
IS ENOUGH REVENUE NOW
Opens Headquarters at Chicago and
Says Illinois Should Mend High
ways in 10 Years.
Every highway in Illinois could be
converted Into a hard road and main
tained In excellent condition by the
proper use of the taxes now being lev
ied for roads and bridges throughout
the state. To accomplish this highly
desirable purpose not over 10 years
would be required.
This is the conclusion to which Wal
ter A. Lantz, chairman of the recently
appointed good roads committee of the
legislature, has come after consider
able investigation of the subject,
studies Read Blwwkerc.
Mr. Lantz has studied the question
of hard roads and their construction
and maintenance for many years. He
says the roads of Indiana and the sys
tem upon whloh they are laid out are
vastly superior to the same things in
Illinois. This, he declares, is true not
alone of Indiana, but of numerous oth
er neighboring states. To take advan
tage of the work done by these states,
or rather to learn the secret of their
superiority In the structure and main
tenance of their roads, is the purpose
of the committee, which has just open
ed headquarters in the Reaper block
at Chicago and cordially invites the co
operation of all citizens interested In
HOW TAFT HUGGED GORDON.
Former Senator Relates Incident
His Farewell Speech.
After being wined and dined and
lionized during a visit to his relatives
in Memphis, Tenn., former United
States Seuator James Gordon of Mis
sissippi returned to the simple life the
other day. lie again talked about his
experience in the senate.
lie told how President Taft had ac
tually hugged him, lauded Rockefel
ler and recalled times when whisky
was cheaper than coal oil.
"I can well remember," said he,
"when coal oil sold at 40 cents a gal
lon, .while whisky was selling at 30
cents. It was good whisky, too," he
Colonel Gordon told how he had got
Into the United States senate, and he
paid a glowing tribute to Governor
Noel of Mississippi. lie said that the
ftpeech which had caused such wide
comment had been delivered with no
"I did not mean to do it," he said.
"Bat when that large, portly gentle
man, our beloved president, came up
and embraced me after It was over I
knew that I must have done some
good In the senate after all.
"Even Senator neyburn of -Idaho
came forward and shook my hand aft
er I had invited him to pay a visit to
my Mississippi home.
"Gentlemen, Ileyburn is all . right.
You must not think too hard of him.
It was his environment that warped
his view pf the south. lie has been
sitting up there in Idaho on an ice
berg with nothing more than the au
rora borealis to enlighten him about
the south. That's the reason I invited
him to come down and see for him
Colonel Gordon was loud in praise
of the senate body, which he said was
made up of as fine a set of men as be
bad ever known. He said that they
Removed by Lydia E. Pink
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I had a tumor, and I
but was soon as bad
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began to take Lydia
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as you told zne to
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say that now I look
and feel so well that mv friends keer
asking me what has helped me so
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Vegetable Compound." Mns.Wiil.rE
Edwards, Holly Springs, Miss.
One of the greatest triumphs of
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Dr. Bartz Extends
NOTICE All natlents accenting this liberal offer must call between
muneration Dr. Bartz expects for
jf after you are cured.
His Lungs Now Feel Good.
Mr. C. O. Granere, the librarian
"at Augustana college, who resides at
1311 Thirty-eighth street. Rock Is
land, says: "About the first part of
last November I contracted a cold
which settled in my bronchial tubes,
it made matters very unpleasant for
e, in fact, there were times when I
u;hed a great deal. Gradually as
.e cough subsided it left my lungs
n bad shape, in fact, there seemed
cO be a constant ache present. One
day I read about Dr. Bartz's system
of treatment and I concluded to in
vestigate it. I certainly am pleased
I did so, for now my lungs feel good."
- Roonfs 400, 401,
Office hours: . m. to 5 p. m.
were far different from the grafters
whom he hau" pictured" from some or
the things he had heard of them.
LORDS' REFORM PLAN.
Principle That a Pere Gives No
Right to Seat.
When Lord Hosebery presented the
other day his plan for the reforma
tion of the house of lords he offered
three resolutions, embodying In gen
eral terms the course which the peers
purpose to follow. Lord Boaebery bad
been in consultation with a majority
of the members of the upper house,
and there Is little question that the
resolutions represent the general views
of the lords on the subject of reorgan
ization. The first resolution affirms the neces
sity for a strong and efficient second
cbamber for the well being of the
state. The second sets forth that such
a chamber will be best obtainable by
the reform and reconstruction of the
bouse of lords. The third declares
that a necessary preliminary to such
reform and reconstruction is the ac
ceptance of the principle that the pos
session of a peerage in itself should
no longer afford the right to alt and
vote In the house of lords.
TRAPPER'S RARE CAPTURE.
White Muskrat Caught In Swamp
Near Caldwell, N. J.
James Marsh, who makes a business
of trapping In the Big Pice pond, near
Caldwell, N. J., captured an albino
muskrat the other afternoon. The
creature has pure white fur and pink
Old hunters and trappers, who have
killed many hundreds of muskrats
every spring for many years in the
lowlands bordering the upper courses
of the Passaic, Pompton and Rocka
way rivers, say that they never before
have seen an albino muskrat. The
usual color of the rodents Is brown,
sometimes shading almost to black.
Marsh has spent the last two
months hunting and during that time
has secured more than 150 skins of
the dark colored muskrats. These,
with the skins of several minks, skunks
and possums, will net him about $150.
Perpetual Trophy For Yacht Racing.
A perpetual trophy, an honor shield,
on which will be inscribed all the
championship winners in every class,
beginning with the year 1896, has been
presented to the Yacht Racing Asso
ciation of Massachusetts by Sir Thom
as Upton, according to an announce
ment made the other night at the an
nual meeting of the association.
81 Degrees In South Dakota.
Rapids City, S. '!., March 22.
The thermometer registered 81 de
grees here yesterday, the warmest
n xr rc . rxi
li 1L INJ ALU 11 IJvLrliw
His Great Offer to
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On-account of the great rush of patients and the numerous
special requests received, asking for an extension of the free
treatment offer, due' to the fact that they have only recently
begun to realize the marvelous results to be obtained from the
use of electricity when properly applied, and being desirous of
adding at least 75 more new testimonials to his list of cured.
Dr. Bartz has concluded to extend his freo treatment otter to
everybody calling, for thirty days longer.
Dr. Bartz wants the true merits of his successful
treatment known to everybody and he don't know of any better
way of introducing it than by offering his services until cur
FREE OF CHARGE
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who have been taking medicines and so-called treatments
for months will be absolutely cured by a few applications of elec
tricity properly applied. ' Very chronic cases will require
somewhat longer time, but it makes no difference, you will
be treated free until you can say "I am cured."
Under no circumstances will Dr. Bartz accept a profes
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Mr. Emery Taverne, a
well known Belgian busi
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613 Fifth avenue, Moline,
111., says: "One day I suf
fered a severe headache and
being in perfect misery, my
wife urged me to go to
Rock Island and see Dr.
Bartz, and try his electrical
treatment. To my astonish
ment in less than five min
utes after I commenced his
treatment the headache was
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it did not succeed.
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THE COMFORTS OF LEFTS
HENRY H. ROGERS was a poor boy. He worked in
a grocery. He saved his money and put it in the bank.
He left an estate of 100 million dollars.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.v
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Central Trust &
the Sick and Weak
now and March 31. The only re
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Hasn't Lost m Minute Bince Using Dr.
Mr. W. M. Br eat. who resides at
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says: "Off and on for five or six year
my back gave me a lot of trouble,
at times it was so bad I could hardly
get up out of a chair. Discouraged
after trying so many different reme
dies, I finally concluded to see Dr.
Bartz about it. To my complete sur
prise I never lost a minute at my
work since I started his treatment.
Before taking the treatment there
were days and days I couldn't work.
Take it all in all Dr. Bartz's treat
ment Is simply wonderful."'
weather bureau was established. The
average temperature was 69 degrees.
stay cured by
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