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Source: St. James’s Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Rooseveldt [sic] Residuum”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: London, England
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 43
Issue number: 6599
Pagination: 4

 
Citation
“The Rooseveldt [sic] Residuum.” St. James’s Gazette 16 Sept. 1901 v43n6599: p. 4.
 
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Keywords
Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt (personal character).
 
Named persons
Evelyn Baring [identified as Lord Cromer below]; Otto von Bismarck; Joseph Chamberlain; William F. Cody; Christopher Columbus; Jefferson Davis; Jupiter; Horatio Herbert Kitchener; Abraham Lincoln; Theodore Roosevelt; William II.
 
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The Rooseveldt [sic] Residuum

HIS own people appear to consider him something of a “dark horse.” “We forgive Teddy much for his absolute honesty,” said one. “I’m thinking that when Teddy’s done with America it will, may be [sic], require another Christopher Columbus to discover what is left of it,” said another, while the “Times” correspondent himself thinks that the gallant colonel is apt to consider “I and Providence” as convertible terms, and that anyone who recommended clemency to Anarchists would not long continue to speak of him as “Teddy,” which suggests a possible new form of punishment during his term of office—criminals to be forbidden to speak familiarly of the President. We might sum up Colonel Roosevelt, more Gilbertico, something as follows:—“Smack of Lord Cromer, Jeff Davis a touch of him, little of Lincoln, but not very much of him; Kitchener, Bismarck, and Germany’s Will, Jupiter, Chamberlain, Buffalo Bill.” It remains to be seen whether the residuum will make a President after the heart of the United States.

 

 


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