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THE ROOSEVELT FAMILY.
Holland and Huguenot Stock — President's Grandfather, Explorer of the Ohio and
Mississippi Rivers on the First Steamboat That Navigated Them - His Father's
Public Spirit and Philanthropy – His Mother of a Historical Family in Georgia -
The President's Family at the White House - Ages of His Children............. 23
IN THE NEW YORK ASSEMBLY.
Roosevelt's Way of Self-Making — Disciplined Body and Mind — Studied and Assailed
Corrupt Public Life - Relations with Grover Cleveland — Legislation Charged to
Their Joint Action - Interesting Association........
ROOSEVELT'S RANCH LIFE.
The Little Missouri Ranch Was One of the President's School Houses — How He Is
a Self-Made Man - Gets Acquainted with the Great American Animals and Intro-
duces Them - His Ranch on the Missouri - Literary Work ShopHis Past Experi-
ences There - Bear Stories - His Most Thrilling Moment - Good and Bad Shots
A NATIONAL FIGURE IN 1884.
Theodore Roosevelt Leads New York Delegation in a National Convention, When
Twenty-Six Years of Age, He Broke Al Records as a Young Leader, and Kept
Party Faith - McKinley and He in Debate...........
STARTING CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
Very Interesting Testimony - Business Advantages Gained - Funny Questions and
Answers - The Conspicuous Lead of Roosevelt in the Crusade - Important Official
Letter from Him......
WHEN POLICE COMMISSIONER.
His Fight for the Honor of New York City — Brief Statement of the Facts - Unwise
Legislation - Bi-Partizan Police Failure — The Blackmail Business - Morning Calls
on the Police - Dry Rot in Politics – A Brave Man's Great Good Work.... ..... 81
ROOSEVELT'S SWORN ROUGH RIDER HISTORY.
His Talks under Oath to the Spanish War Investigation Commission — Thrilling Per-
sonal Narrative of Trouble and Triumph - How He Got into the Fight at Santi-
ago, and the Way It Was Won ...........
THE SANTIAGO BATTLES ASHORE.
Col. Roosevelt on the Fire Lines — Led the Way with His Volunteers - Official Re-
ports of Superior Officers and His Own — Going Home with the Sick - Important
Military Suggestions - Lessons of Actual Service
THE ROUND ROBIN LETTER.
Secretary of War Alger and Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Differ Radically - The Full
Correspondence- The Rough Rider Was Tender Hearted, and Saved Thousands
of Sick Men - He Unbound the Army Tied in Fever Camps by Cutting the Red
PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL EXPRESSIONS.
Kindly Views and Pleasant References - A Fighter, Not a Quarreler -- Experiences
as Governor of New York Intensely Interesting as He Tells Them - Some of
His Vetoes — Sentences Good for Scrap-Books — Noble Passages from Orations-
Method of Public Speaking....
SEEN IN HIS STUDIES AND IDEALS.
Reflections of Himself in Writings and His Heroes — He Gives His Confidences in
Glowing Pages – Washington, Lincoln and Grant, Three Pre-eminently Great
Men - Aspirations Revealed in His Laudations - He Corrects a First Impression
- Loves Cowboys, but “There Are Others" — How He Became a Remote Ranch-
man - Anecdotes of Bravery and Generous Deeds..
HOME AND ABROAD VIEW OF THE PRESIDENT.
American Competition in English Magazines about Americans — Some Errors of Eng-
land—“Articulate” Surroundings of Roosevelt — The Scorching Light upon Him
- Resemblance of “Theodore” to “William” Traced by “Poultney" — Supple-
ment by Dr. Shaw - British Historian as an Expert Correspondent.............. 146
THE PRESIDENT'S ORATIONS.
Two of Them as Lofty Examples — The Famous “Strenuous Life" and “Manhood
and Statehood" — The Boldness with which the President Expresses Himself-
The Literary Men of the World in Great Affairs..
HIS RISE IN LEADERSHIP.
Led to and from Cuba — Paints Enchanting Picture of the Island - From Santiago to
Albany – Vice-Presidential Notification of Nomination - Rough Rider Games at
Oklahoma - Picnic with Bryan at Chicago
PRESIDENT'S POLICY OF PROBLEMS.
A Study of Governor Roosevelt's Message to the Legislature of New York Covering
the Latest and Greatest Modern Questions,— Taxation, Restraint of Trusts, All
Phases of Labor Issues — Corporations, Municipal Ownership, the Boxing Law.... 191
HIS IRON HAND.
New York as a “Free City" — "Tri-Insula" Policy Once Proposed — Roosevelt out
West - Encounters Roughs Who Were Not Riders — His Immense Campaign
Work - Striking Speeches Go to the Right Spot - Returns Home in Time to
Stamp upon Sedition - A Great Public Service – The Ruffians Ridden Down by
a Rough Rider with an Iron Hand .........
THE SPECIAL TRAIN IN POLITICS.
It Is an Agency That Serves to Make the People a Harmonious Nation - It Binds
the Union to Make the Nation a Neighborhood of States — Roosevelt's Campaign-
ing in New York and the West — Bryan's Competition — Roosevelt Fights to the
Finish - List of His Literary Works .............
RIDE FROM MOUNT MARCY.
From the Source of the Hudson to the Niagara River — How Roosevelt Came to be
on Mount Marcy When McKinley Died — Delay of Information and Rush from
the Adirondacks to Lake Erie — The Splendid Story of the Ride................. 334
RELATIONS OF MCKINLEY AND ROOSEVELT.
The Twenty-Fifth President and His Predecessor's Policy - The Vice-President Suc-
ceeds to the Presidency — Roosevelt's Tributes to McKinley - The Message to
Congress an Example of Fitness ..
THE PRESIDENT AS A PEACEMAKER.
Auspicious Conditions at His Succession — Distinction from Vice-Presidents Gone
Before — Conservatism, Not Revolution - British Study of the Senate, with an
Erroneous Theory – The Senate Has Ratified an Isthmian Treaty with England
- Roosevelt Strong for Peace because His Word Stands — His Admirable Deport-
ment in Time of Trouble ......
THE QUESTION OF RACE.
It is the Bequest of Slavery — Roosevelt a President without Prejudica — Phases of
Racial Problem — The President's Oration on Frederick Douglass — Shall We
Amend the Constitution ?.......
ROOSEVELT IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
“Strenuous Life” There – First Night in President's Home - Dignity Need Not be
i Tedious — Quickened Foot-Steps — The Functions of Luncheon — Busy Day-
Horseback Ride - The President upon a Gallop— New Year's Reception — Play
of the Children Pleases All ..
THE PRESIDENT TAKES THE RESPONSIBILITY.
His Rapid and Rugged Style - Goes Right at His Work - Makes Frontal Attacks —
Precedents of Public Policy as Governor of New York Have Application to All
the States - Secretary Long's Appreciation - Square Dealings with the People,
Poor and Rich — There Is No Safety in Hiding or Running - The Final Respon-
sibility for Reciprocity – Our Cuban Policy and the President's Ambition and
PRESIDENT'S FIRST MESSAGE TO CONGRESS.
A Paper That Would Alone Give Its Author a Foremost Place among Public Men-
One That Has Seldom Been Equaled, and Never Surpassed, in the Information
It Contains, and the Ability with Which It Is Stated - The Courage of Convic-
tion - The Wealth of Suggestion and Recommendation, and the Brilliancy of Lit-
one orientals, and their abilisestion
“ WINNING THE WEST.”
Preservation and Restoration of Forests — Irrigation of Arid Lands, the Desert Can-
cer Cure - More Good Land for the People at Home — The President's Books on
the West — His Western Politics — Secretary of the Treasury Lives West of the
Mississippi River - Literary Men in Politics .......
HIS CO-ORDINATE DEPARTMENTS.
Lieutenant-General Miles Imparts Information and Is Rebuked – What the Secre-
taries of War and Navy Had to Say - Admiral Dewey Did Not Tell All He
Meant - The President on Dangerous Obedience to Orders — His Two-Year-Old
Opinion Was Sampson Was in Command — There Is a Shake Up-A “Histo-
rian” Ordered Not to Labor Any More, Pleads He Is of the Civil Service Class,
but Is Put out — Melancholy Illness of Admiral Sampson — The Origin of the
Trouble - The President's Finding Finally ..................
OUR COUNTRY'S GREAT HEREAFTER.
The Settled Issues – Burning Questions of the Future – After the Problems, the Pre-
miership of the Nations Is Ours - The Competency of the President to Guide Us
on the Way...,,...