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Source: Country Life
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial column
Document title: “Country Notes”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 247
Pagination: 387-88 (excerpt below includes only page 387)

“Country Notes.” Country Life 28 Sept. 1901 v10n247: pp. 387-88.
Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency); Roosevelt presidency (international response); Theodore Roosevelt (public addresses); Theodore Roosevelt (presidential character).
Named persons
Theodore Roosevelt.


Country Notes [excerpt]

     It is by an undeniable stroke of fate’s irony that the man of whom it was said at one time that he was elected Vice-President of the United States in order to prevent his election to the supreme office of the State, has now, by the automatic action of the constitution, following the fatal and dastardly act of an Anarchist, succeeded to a two or three years’ term of that highest office. Acting-President Roosevelt has given proof of his courage in fields both military and political before this; but never, we think, has he shown that high quality more conspicuously than in his recently-delivered address. Much there is in that address which we as a nation must welcome warmly. In the first place, it is the address of the man who has ever shown himself the most strenuous enemy of that “Tammany Hall” which stands, in our view, for all that is least honourable and desirable in American politics. The important offices are to be entrusted, regardless of favour and affection, to men of the highest integrity. Moreover, the address shows a distinct leaning towards a relaxation of protective duties. Only such duties are to be imposed as shall be necessary for the revenue of the country and for the encouragement of certain industries. There is a note of Protection in this last qualification, but Mr. Roosevelt’s utterances on the whole have more of the tone of freedom in these matters than we have yet heard from any American holding so high an office. And, finally, he expresses himself distinctly in favour of arbitration in international difficulties. If only a portion of the promise that this programme holds out be fulfilled, the Acting-President will do a great work for his country and for all others that come into trade intercourse with it.



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