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Source: Forest Republican
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “A Good One on Roosevelt”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Tionesta, Pennsylvania
Date of publication: 27 November 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 34
Pagination: [2]

 
Citation
“A Good One on Roosevelt.” Forest Republican 27 Nov. 1901 v34n34: p. [2].
 
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Keywords
Theodore Roosevelt (personal history); Theodore Roosevelt (personal character).
 
Named persons
Theodore Roosevelt.
 
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A Good One on Roosevelt

     If the French people believe all they read in their newspapers they will imbibe some odd ideas regarding the new President of the United States. Here is a sample translated from an article in one of the illustrated weeklies: “Theodore Roosevelt, or ‘Teddy, the Terrible,’ as he was known among his wild comrades on the plains of Northwestern America, is a man of the people, rough and ready. Of humble origin (his father was a settler on the plains and lived in a one-story hut) he has risen by sheer merit to the proud position he now occupies. From early boyhood he was accustomed to the use of the rifle, often using the weapon in defense of his home against the fierce assaults of the Indians. At an early age he left home to live the life of a cowboy. Hundreds of men have fallen victims to his skill with a repeating rifle, but Roosevelt himself, in all his encounters, has never received a scratch, a fact which some attribute to the constant wearing next his heart of an old charm, presented by a gypsy woman many years ago. This charm is a bear’s tooth set in solid gold, and the President of the American republic is never without it. On this account, it is said, he has no fear of assassination, and has often remarked that no bullet could have any effect on him. Even his elevation to the high office of President, it is freely predicted, will not deter Mr. Roosevelt from indulging in his former pleasures of the chase, and it is probable that when Government business lags he will often take a run out in Ohio, or even farther west, for a little buffalo hunting.”

 

 


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