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attempting to assert itself as one, if not the first, of the governing powers of the world.” In conclusion, the Morning Post recommends Great Britain to “try to appreciate the American ideals instead of lecturing Americans on their diplomatic methods."
STRONG MAN—AN ARDENT PATRIOT.
A strong man, an ardent patriot, a brave soldier succeeds William McKinley as President of the United States. We know Theodore Roosevelt here in New York state, and we have every confidence in him. He falls heir to vast responsibilities. The ordeal that confronts him will test his patience, his wisdom, his diplomacy and his courage as they have not been tested yet.
The prayers of the nation arise to heaven in behalf of Theodore Roosevelt.
GREAT MAN, SAYS DAILY MAIL.
"The United States have a great man at their head. We may expect with confidence that Mr. Roosevelt will be a moderating and not an exasperating influence.”
“President Roosevelt's personality attracts the sympathies of the English. Many stories are told of his athletic and sporting tastes, as well as of his achievements as a man of letters, rough rider and public man.
"His accession to office is fraught with great possibilities," says the Westminster Gazette. “To a great extent an absolutely new element has been brought into the world.”
After alluding to the Alaskan boundary and Nicaragua canal question, the paper says:
"Will his impulsiveness lead him to take short cuts that may prove long and expensive? Time and experience can alone determine.”
WILL BE STRONG PRESIDENT. The London Globe thinks President Roosevelt has already shown such ability that he would have succeeded President McKinley in 1905 and is confident that he will be a strong and able President.
The afternoon papers all print complimentary editorials on President Roosevelt. They express the belief that his public record and manifold activities, coupled with the supreme responsibility which has been thrust upon him, will make him an excellent ruler.
PRAISE FROM THE GERMAN PRESS. All the German papers publish the words spoken by Mr. Roosevelt when taking the oath of office as President. Most of them agree that definite opinions regarding his political course are premature.
“Since the battle of San Juan hill,” says the Beliner Neuste Nachricten, “Mr. Roosevelt has been the most popular man in the United States. So far as Germany is concerned, there is no reason to assume that he is any less friendly than was his predecessor. His utterances show that he fully esteems the good relations existing between the United States and Germany. He lived for a time in this country, which is terra incognita to him.”
The National Zeitung says: “Firmness and energy are prominent features of the character of President Roosevelt; but a strong sense of duty has always quenched his fervid activity, and it guarantees, with his new responsibilities, the peaceful development of the country. He will not abuse the Monroe doctrine. As a politician and historian he has frequently expressed a clear understanding of American policy."
ROOSEVELT WINS THE SOUTH.
The Chicago Record-Herald justly says:
"In no section of the Union will the decision of President Roosevelt to retain the cabinet and carry out, unbroken, the policies of his predecessor be received with greater satisfaction than in the South. For this wise action the South will give him unstinted praise and unwavering loyalty.
“The South had learned to love and trust McKinley. Although it followed blindly the political custom of a quarter century and more of giving its electoral vote to his opponent it came to regard McKinley as the first president since the war who really understood the South and who had an adequate comprehension of its exhaustless resources and its great industrial future. McKinley knew the South by personal contact with her people, and the economic theories he championed in his earlier political career, and which gave him fame as a statesman, caused him to investigate the industrial possibilities of the South and to familiarize himself with her industrial conditions.
"It is easy to understand, therefore, the heartiness of the South's response to the action of President Roosevelt in promising to continue the McKinley administration in all its policies and pledges until the end of the presidential term. The loyal sentiment of the South is happily voiced by Senator Pritchard of North Carolina, a man who is eminently qualified to speak for the new and progressive South, who said in an interview at Washington:
“ 'I think Mr. Roosevelt will make an exemplary president in every sense of the word. He had a great many friends in the South and has had them for years. Since his declaration to the effect that he purposes to enforce the plans formulated by the late president, however, his friends there have increased many fold, and the southern people generally are disposed to lend him their hearty support.
“Mr. Roosevelt is not a stranger to the South. He has made many visits to that section of the country, and the southerners have improved every occasion to express their admiration for his sterling Americanism and for his sturdy and robust style of politics.”
MASTERFUL, RESOURCEFUL, CONSERVATIVE, LIBERAL. Bishop Samuel Fallows says: “The President is dead, long live the President. The anarchist's bullet pierced the body only of our illustrious President, his soul goes marching on in the spirit and life of Theodore Roosevelt.
“Roosevelt is masterful, resourceful, full of the aggressiveness of a splendid superabounding volitional nature, and yet capable of holding himself in check for the promotion of the public weal. He has already shown that he has grasped the inner and pregnant meaning of those three inscriptions, as Emerson tells us, written on the gates of Busyrane. On the first gate was inscribed, ‘Be Bold;' on the second gate, ‘Be Bold, Be Bold and Evermore Be Bold.' But on the third gate were the words, ‘Be Not Too Bold.' He will both lead and follow. He has learned to command by obeying.
“The American policy of expansion, reciprocity and good will to mankind, which are the shining characteristics of McKinley's administration, will be exemplified by Roosevelt under unique and striking conditions. He stands for no faction, no cramping lines of illiberal partyism will confine him. He will consecrate his rich and varied gifts to the welfare of the whole American people. Business men now see his real nature, and fully trust him. His hand will not send the financial thermometer flying wildly up and down. The prayers of all the churches fervently ascend to heaven for their youngest, and sure to be by the blessing of providence, one of the very strongest of American Presidents. He is loyal to his own religious convictions, and yet is broad in his sympathies and to the universal church of Christ and the devout aspirations of his fellow men.”
GIVES WORD TO NATION. Harper's Weekly says: The new President begins his administration not only with the