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Wilson administration. The congress
men, for their part, wistied to go over
the whole field with him, learn his
ideas regarding matters now before
Congress and, if possible, map out a
tentative plan for the coming cam
Colonel Roosevelt protested, how
ever, that politics was not the main
object of hiß visit to Washington.
"It was for science, not for politics,"
With the exception of his confer
ence with the Progressive congress
men, politics played little part in his
day here. He was too busy for that.
Reports that while here he might meet
Republican leaders came to naught,
for the Colonel saw none of them.
"Not a Republican showed his
head," he said laughingly.
It was learned that before Colonel
Roosevelt left Oyster Bay a Repub
lican member of Congress telegraphed
to him, asking for an appointment.
Colonel Roosevelt declined to discuss
the matter, but It was understood that
he felt that too much already had
been crowded into the day to permit
of such a meeting.
Calls On tho President
Colonel Roosevelt's visit with Presi
dent Wilson was perhaps of greater
interest to the public than any other
event of the day. The President and
his predecessor spent more than half
an hour together and talked of most
everything except politics. A good deal
of the time was put In at telling
When the Colonel arrived at the
executive mansion he leaped out of his
automobile with his old-time vigor
and walked quickly Into the White
House where the President was await
ing to recive him in the red room.
The former President greeted warmly
"Jimmy" Sloan, a secret service man,
and other attaches who served during
"I'm very glad to see you," said the
President, as he shook hands with Mr.
Speaking of travel, books, and tell
ing stories, the two men seemed tt>
enjoy their meeting greatly. All con
troversial subjects were avoided.
On his arrival in Washington Colonel
Roosevelt went first to the Smith
sonian , Institution. It was his first
glimpse of the game he shot in Africa
since it had been mounted.
As soon as he entered the building
he caught sight of a huge rhinoceros
in a glass case.
"I shot him," he exclaimed. "It
was a rather close call .too. Kermit
said, 'Wait a minute, dad, till I take
his picture,' the rhino rushing at us,
head down. 'l've got to shoot,' i
protested.' but Kermit got his picture
and then I got the rhino."
For an hour the Colonel wandered
through the museum. There was sup
posed to be a reception committee, but
it was lost in the crowd, and the
Colonel found the way himself, paus
ing from time to time to explain the
tine points of specimens to those who
happened to be nearest to him and
ratting out scientific, words which no
Prom the museum Colonel Roose
velt went to the home of Senator
Lodge for a talk with the senator and
the British, French and Spanish am
bassadors. Then he attended a dinner
given by President Gilbert H. Grosve
nor, of the National Geographic So
ciety. The lecture came next, with
the conference with Progressive con
gressmen the last thing on the pro
gram before his departure for New
York at midnight.
Proclaimed before a great audience
of scientists from many cities as the
"discoverer of a river in South Amer
ica one thousand miles long," Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt assured the Na
tional Geographic Society that he had
put this river on the map and chal
lenged all the cartographers in the
world to disprove his achievement.
"We Put It On the Map"
Scientists, the Colonel declared, had
attempted to dispute his discovery.
Tracing on a blackboard with a piece
of chalk the river of his finding, he
"I say 'we put it on the map,' and
I mean what I say. No map has ever
yet shown this river. Scientists have
said we might have traversed the
River Tapajoz or the River Madeira,
but the fact is that some of our party
went down one river and some went
down the other, while we went down a
river in between them which no map
naker ever saw. 1 can direct any man
where to find this river, and rivers
stay put, so that the discovery we have
made may be verified." *
The Colonel described in detail the
hardships of his trip into the Brazilian
wilds, and particularly the hardships
endured in navigating the rapids of
"The River of Doubt." In the upper
part of the river, he said, the rapids
were so severe that it required forty
two days for the party to traverse one
degree from 11.45 south to 10.45 south.
During that hazardous trip they lost
nearly all their food and belongings.
"We were forced to eat monkeys to
eke out our rations," declared the
Colonel. "Don't shudder, for X assure
you that after this experience you
might leave me in the monkey house
without my making any mistake."
There were many Indians in the
upper reaches of the Duvida, the
"They were seemingly very timid
and in some cases hostile," he added.
"1 believe they were hostile only be
cause they were timid, but it is almost
as unpleasant to be shot by a man
because he is afraid of you as if he
killed you because he disliked you."
He said he had built upon the work
done by South American explorers,
particularly during the last eight years.
He characterized his South American
expedition as a zoo-geographic recon
naissance" and said that exhaustive in
vestigating work would not be done
properly by the first expedition to
penetrate the wilderness.
The Colonel said the work of early
Spanish explorers who discovered the
Amazon river made "the explorations
of our day seem like child's play." He
added that these explorers also discov
ered the mouths of several tributaries
of the Amazon.
"Dr. Muller told me," Mr. Roose
velt declared, "that as a result of the
work of the Brazilian Telegraphic
Commission in Western Brazil, all the
maps in existence of that part of the
country would have to be changed.
"Some of these maps," the Colonel
continued with a twinkle, "were drawn
by fellows of the Royal Geographical
Society and they are all wrong, too.
Muller showed us that the whole re
gion would have to be remapped. Dr.
Muller asked me why I did not investi
gate it. I told him, 'By George, that's
what 1 would like to do'."
Asserting that he made up his mind
to undertake this task, the Colonel
"Everything we did was based on
what the telegraphic commission of
Brazil under Colonel Rondon had done
during the past seven years. All we
did was to cap the pyramid of which
they laid broad and firm the founda
Colonel Roosevelt urged that the
geographic society recognize in some
way the work of Colonel Rondon and
the telegraphic commission, adding:
"They have had not too much rec
ognition at home In Brazil."
Colonel Roosevelt criticised the
modern maps which, he said, were
Letter to Dr. Muller
He presented a. letter which he
wrota to Dr. Muller after he left the
jungle, describing the trip. It was as
"To His Excellency the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Rio de Janeiro:
"My Dear General Lauro Muller —I
wish first to express my profound ac
knowledgments to you personally and
to the other members of the Brazilian
government whose generous courtesy
alone rendered possible the Expedicae
Scientifica Roosevelt-Rondon. I wish
also to express my high admiration
and regard for Colonel Rondon and
his associates who have been iny col
leagues in this work of exploration.
"In the third place, I wish to point
out that what we have just done was
rendered possible only by the hard and
perilous labor of the Brazilian Tele
graphic Commission In the unexplored
western wilderness of Matte Grosse
during the last seven years. We have
merely put the cap on the pyramid of
which they had previously laid deep
and broad the foundation.
"We have had a hard and somewhat
dangerous, but very successful, trip.
No less than six weeks were spent in
slowly and with peril and exhausting
labor forcing our way down through
what seemed a literally endless succes
sion of rapids and cataracts. For
forty-eight days we saw no human
being. In passing these rapids we lost
Ave of the seven canoes with which we
started and had to build others. One
of our best men lost his life in the
"Under the strain one of the men
went completely mad, shirked all his
work, stole his comrades' food, ana
when punished by the sergeant he with
cold-blooded deliberation murdered the
sergeant and fled into the wilderness.
Colonel Rondon's dog, running ahead
of him while hunting, was shot by two
Indians; by his death he in all proba
bility saved the life of his master.
'"We have put on the map a river
about 1,500 kilometers in length, run
ning from just south of the thirteenth
degree to north of the fifth degree,
and the biggest affluent of the Madeira.
"My dear sir, I thank you froiji my
heart for the chance to take part in
this great work of exploration.
"With high regard and respect, be
lieve me, very sincerely yours,
With Colonel's Plans
By Associated Press
Washington, D. C\, May 27. —Ex-
President Roosevelt's conference with
members of the Progressive party in
Congress on political questions here
last night was an interesting topic of
discussion in political circles in Wash
ington to-day. In Progressive ranks
it apparently was felt that Colonel
Roosevelt had left much good cheer
among his co-workers in the cause in
Congress. Members of that party in
Congress were particularly pleased
that he planned to participate in the
forthcoming congressional campaign.
The outcome of the conference had
been awaited with equal interest by
politicians of all the other parties in
Congress. They, too, indulged In the
discussions to-day. What effect, if any.
Colonel Roosevelt's announced Inten
tion of taking part in the campaign
would have on the plans of the other
parties could not be foretold early to
day. It was believed, however, to fore
cast a more vigorous campaign on
Encouraged that the former Presi
dent would lend active aid to them,
Progressive leaders in Congress were
preparing to-day to go forward with
their plans for the fall campaign. His
praise of their work In Congress also
did considerable to encourage them to
renewed efforts in that body.
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