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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1900.
WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL DO AT PANAMA w w. E A 3U1 1 Novel Incidents That Will Mark His Trip and How ALL lie Will Be Entertained. MA Determined to See for Himself What Work Mr. Roosevelt. Clad In a Mackintosh and Rubber Boots. Will Thoroughly fxplore the Famous Culetra Cut Extraordinary Precaution to Guard Presidential Party From Yellow F ever Will Be In Touch With Washing- by Wireless Telegraphy. ; By ROBER.TUS LOVE. TITElUlis nothing slices tin? '"the swin;c around the circle" iu 1'iesidont ltooevclt's approach im.; visit to I';m:ima. It is mere ly a mutter of public business. The United States is diinj: the Panama canal. As president of the United States Mr. ICoocvelt is general over seer of the job. It is a lihj job, and the buss is jroini; down there to see how the work is getting aloux. Any man in his position would le expected to do the same tiling,' but in the case of liooseveit thy expectation is a foregone conclusion. A considerable section of the American public has been wonder ing how the president has managed to keep away from 1 'ana ma thus long, lie is the sort of man who wants tc see things for himself when a Iarice measure of the responsibility is his. Mr. litioseveit's readiness to find out things for himself may be illustrated Ly an anecdote about another man. 1 Hiring the civil war (lencral Joe Wheeler. Confederate cavalry leader. tood surrouii'led by his staff when an u;-aeinei)t was imminent. Not far In Advance was a little hill crowned by a clump of bushes. (Jeneral Wheeler scanned the hill suspiciously through his field glasses, and other orticers did the same. "I wonder if there is a masked bat tery on that hill." said one of the mVers. "I'll see," replied Wheeler, ruouutimr his horse and jraliopint; forward- Be fore he reached ill!- fiut of the rise There was a big p:;?T of sniok.; and the roar of a canaoii. while the b:ill came j y '4 ,-.-.- -r ' r. PKESIDENT vhizzing past. He wheeled and rode back to his staff. "Ves. there is," he said. Nobody expects President Kojsevelt to find any s;rt of masked batteries in the canal zone notwithstanding the hostile criticism of the management of the work that comes from some quar ters. Hut the Panama canal in the fu ture will be associated with lioose veit's name and administration, and uoue of us can quarrel with the presi dent for his desire ami determinaticu to dl-pense with hearsay for the time being and get some prima facie evi dence, though it is going to take him out of the United States. No other president of tha United States has visited a foreign country during Lis term of otlice. Even in this Instance the foreign visit will be only Incidental, for during much of his four days in Panama the president will be actually on United States soil. The canal zoue, ten miles wide, belongs in perpetuity to the United States. As a matter of courtesy Mr. Itoosevelt will visit President Amador of the re public of Panama and will touch at several points that are ou foreign ter ritory. Put even iu this he will be at tending to business. Still, it is some thing new for a president of the Unit ed States to get out of his own coun try, but then we have come to xpect the present incumlent to do new things. Likely to Get Plenty of Exercise. Heretofore there has been no occa sion for the chief executive to set foot ou foreign soil. Now that the occa fcion has arisen, it is a matter of pub lic congratulation that the man in tha AVhlte House Js a strennous individual and -an go to Panama without fear ;i to the Yellow Jack mosquito or the malarial microbe, but, on the otUet A 1 f l ' f lids Actually Been Done on the Great Canal. hand, actually welfornln;; the hard' ships of a trip through the canal zone, The president likes exercise, and he Is very likely to get plenty of it during his inspection of the digging opera tions. Somewhere down there the proper ofiicials have got ready a pair of hip high rubber boots of the presidential number and a long rubber coat for lrooseveltian occupancy. Probably a rubber hat is included in this outfit, in which the president will ro through the great Odctira cut, personally in specting the work already done and In progress. The Unlebra cut is the narrowest part of the cannl because it is the deepest. At that point rises the back bone of the isthmus or what may be called the Siamese twin ligament that connects North and South America Our engineers are simply cutting through this great backbone, which is partly sbme and partly earth, and down in the present channel Is alto gether mud. Tic mud is of a sticky variety aid exceedingly wet in places, Through this the president will plow his way clad In rubber, and. to em ploy a slang term, there Is no doubt that he will do a great deal of rub bering on this tour of inspection. The great steam shovels, which fill a bi car with only three biles of mud, will attract his attention, along with many other mechanical devices spe cially patterned to undertake the her culean tasks presented. The American laborers who have gone down there to help ami the negroes and Spanish na tives of Panama and of the West In 1 A ' - .: IIOOSEVKLT. dies who are assisting Uncle Sam in this mighty undertaking will see the rubbered mid rubbering president of the great e.-t nation in the world pick ing and plowing his way through the rubbish ami the muck, closely inspect ing a sort of mu' k raking which even he must approve heartily. Laborious, but Interesting. " Cut this picture of the president wad ing in tho mud at th. bottom of the C'ulebra tut and climbing the slippery slopes will ba really nothing ftew for Mr. Kojsevelt, except as to location and occa sion. He is more or less ac cm t med to that sort of thing. He has hunted bear in swamps and canebrakes and has sought mountain lions on per ilous heights, clad in costumes that made him look like the ordinary sports man out for a good time, and upon those expeditions of strenuous adven ture he no doubt had a good time, but not a whit more "bully" than he will find the laborious but interesting trip through the partly dug canal. It is only those who have been privi leged to see Mr. Roosevelt rigged out in an old hat and boots, leggings and rough clothes who know how vastly he enjoys such a thing. To the laborers in the Panama ditch, who have been wont to Imagine the rulers of great na tions as always dressed in-their Sun day clothes, the sudden appearance of "the rubber clad stout man in eyeglass es will be somewhat startling. It Is not to be doubted that for many years to come there will be a number of men whose chief claim to glory will He in saying to their families and associ ates: "I was at work in the Tanama canal when the president of the United States came through, and he stopped and talk ed to me, shook hands and askttfl me If my health -.vas good and if I got enough to eat." 4 This 11. 9S lirondclotli Sett matte of line grjule of I'uucrials. jacket sat in lined, an exceptional value at Ibat price, CI 1 Q 1 retimed to PXX.X Tlds $18.08 Knit, made or all wool plaid material, satin lined jacket, a very f-tylish and becoming suit. Marked clown dur- (jl CfA lug this rale to. . . . PI'' And, who knows, perhaps the presi dent will insist upon eating a meal with the workmen, as he did with the sailors ou the battleship Missouri not loug ago. He has stated already that ho Intends to pay for his own meals on the voyage to Panama, and therefore he must be permitted to eat what he pleases, unless Surgeon (Jeneral Kixey, his phisician, who is going along, should happen to object too strongly. Formidable Mosquito Barricade. There is practically no danger that the president will be exposed to any climatic perils in Pan.-.ma. The Hotel Tivoli. which is to be his stopping place in the capital of the little repub lic, will be impervious to the stego niyia, otherwise the lady mosquito, which transmits yeiiow fever from jierson to person in two bites. "We are told that this entire hotel "will be inclosed in mosquito netting to pre vent mosquitoes which spread the yellow fever germ from stinging the president or the members of his par ty." I doubtless if any mosquitoes do try to get into the Tivoli they will carry to their dying day the recollec tion of the most formidable mosquito barricade in the history of the insect. I I'ut thanks to the goad work of Gov ernor Magoon. now of Cuba, and Colo nel W. Corgas. chief sanitary officer of the canal zone, the sanitary condi tion of the zone and of the city of Panama as well has been so greatly Improved that the stegomylan peril is raid to be practically a memory. President ltoosevelt goes to Panama aboard the most powerful battleship in our navy. The Louisiana, which was launched but a few months ago, is of 17.000 tons displacement, nearly equal to the boasted British Dread nought and in armament and equip ment equal to any sea fighter atloat. Considering the extra touches added to the Louisiana's interior in prepara tion for the. president's .voyage, this b!g bulldog of the seas is a very tidy craft for a comfortable ride of 1.7SS miles and back. The presidential quarters are sep- itrated by a temporary bulkhead from the rest of the ship. Seven state rooms and three bathrooms are set aside for President and XI rs. Roose velt, Miss Ethel Roosevelt, Dr. Rixey, A ?ctcti fit- ffn'Pplnrr T C. T.ntfd mul Lieutenant Franck T. Evans, the pres-1 ident's aid. The large cabin Intended! for the flag officer is made over Into a j dining and reception room. The chief : of staff's cabin Is prepared for a sit-! ting room, while the space around the after turret, under the noses of the big twelve inch guns. Is intended for a i general sitting room, being fitted with cozy chairs and lounges. Captain Cou- den, commander of the ship. Is to oc cupy during the voyage the emergency cabin on the bridge. To Take a Sail on a Casco. M T,Ws is jx. veci d.iffexent-SQ.rt.QT .craft j Tomorrow we shall inaugurate a sale of our entire stock of Women's Tailored Suits. This is ?iot an ordinary clearance sale. It has no old, undesirable styles to dis pose of. It is an honest effort to close out as near as possible our stock of suits while the wearing season is still here -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- -:- We include every suit in our Store, em bracing every wanted style and material in vogue this season. All at 25 per cent discount or one -fourth off the price which is marked in plain figures. -:- -:- $10 Suits for $15 Suits for $11.25 7.50 o 114-116 West froii: the one that is to carry the presi dent through a part of the canal zone. It is arrange. 1 tor him to take a sail aboard o;:e of the native built enscoes. Tills is a ttatboat, very substantially constructed in primitive fashivn. with a rude sail and a still ruder rudder. It Is .11 o;o:i boat, without frills. As it move-; awkwardly over the waters of the lake that will form a portion of the great canal the sensation will be quite different from that produced by the battleship Louisiana speeding smoothly and swiftly through leagues of white SJa foam, a very modern and up to date armed and armored castle not set upon a crag, but endowed with the lib erty of the sea and carrying within its own cavernous interior the power of locomotion. From the superb battleship to the funny little casco is truly quite a change, but that is just the sort of thing that President liooseveit consid ers dee-lightful. Ten to one if you should ask him alter his return to Washington what part of the trip he most enjjyed he will say: "Why. the ride on that Panama llat beat. That was just bully!'' Will Be Cscorted by Young Panamsns. Another thing that is bound to please the president beyond measure is the es cort of a hundred young Panamaus mounted,, who, according to the pro gramme as announced, are to accom pany him on his drive about the city of Panama. The rough rider instinct in the president's soul will come to the surface again at this time, and he may long for a chance to give these awk ward young Latin-Americans some les sons modeled after the teachings of the lato'Hucky OWoil and other plainsmen who fought with him at San .Juan. Some timid spirits, always looking for trouble, have grown lxId enough to ask who will be the president of the United States while Theodore Roosevelt gone. The, answer Is not rpf if? 1 WHy Itching1, disfiguring eruptions, raslies, boils, etc., as well as pimples, black-heads and rough, scaly skins, show the presence of some irritating humor in the blood. These acids and humors with which the blood is filled are being constantly thrown off through the pores and glands, and the skin is kept in a feverish, diseased and unsightly condition. Nothing applied externally can change the condition of the blood or prevent the outflow of poisons and acids ; only constitutional treatment can do this. The countless washes, salves, lotions, etc., that are used cannot reach the humor -laden blood and are, therefore, useless, except for the temporary comfort and clean liness they afford. The acid poison in the blood, which is the cause of the trouble, must be removed before a cure can be effected. S. S. S. is a real blood purifier, possessing all the requirements to neutralize and remove the humor from the circulation. It completely eradicates every trace of the poison and restores this vital fluid to its natural state of purity S. S. S. cools the acid-heated blood so that instead of pouring out acrid matter on the skin it feeds and nourishes it with health-sustaining properties, and the eruptions and diseases of the skin pass away. Book on Skin Diseases and medical advice free. 77r SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., A TLANTA, CAm $20 Suits for $15.00 mm MJP Second Street, Davenport, Iowa lar to seek. TTieouore" Roosevelt will fce the president. While he will pass out of I'nited States territory when he crosses th" three mile limit, he will still stand upon the very substantial deck of a I'nited States battleship, aboard of which this government is always sovereign. Moreover, we are given to understand that the wireless telegraph will bo available at all times end that Lieutenant Evans, son of "Fighting P.ob." will nllicially trans mit to Secretary Loeb at Wadiingtoii such executive orders as the president may find it mvessary to promulgate, if any. Our little family of S: i.O: t; .0i m) can get along very well for a few dr'.ys, anyhow, with Father liooseveit away attending to family affairs. It is quite interesting and highly gratifying to reflect, by the way. that bnt for the recent invention of wire less telegraphy a president who really wanted to g.'t away from the cares of Ktate altogether and lose himself for a time could desert us at will. Thero rany be nothing new under the sun, but the wireless president seems to contradict the ancient wisdom of Solo mon. All the news Altai's. all the time TI IK -EXPELS L00D HUMORS "'Thcy don't crack so quick." V1 ffl Made with "I.INOCORI)" ff buttonholes that lioJU. ff Full Shrunk. aj sizes if you want them. jl GEO. P. I0E&C0.. MakersTroy. N. Y. $25 Suits for $18.75 $30 S4 Suits for 22.50 any People About Our Methods HIVE FIDELITY LOAN COMPANY, li(lill .V I.yndc llloak. It i ."is. HOI K hl.tM). II. I.. Otlici- honr.H s :i. m. In ft t :iml Snl unlay r I'lilnux. 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W arrmmi" llioxr lamina flic alnv am iuil il, mill in it Klri-ll irl vn I a mxiv. li nail i-nll li tare ll a fill it la-nrn liliaml aiur laitv riita-ia :iml mmy imm inent plnnf k a-nril air talrilina iiirmmK' will lirinic aiur nueul fat jou. onrist 55 Is the way of economy and comfort. You travel In quick time over the shortest line to Southern California, along the historic Santa Ft Trail. It's the Grand Canyon line, too Cool and dustless and Harvey serves the meals. Personally conducted trl-weckly excursions. H. D. Mack, Gen. Agt ROCK ISLAND, ILL. Pohn P. Sexton, Prop.