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SCIENTISTS UPHOLD HIM Bringing: Home Wealtn of Specimens Specimens and Geographical Data- 'As Soon Doubt the Existence of the Rhine," Says the Colonel With Old- Time Vigor in Telling of Newly Discovered Discovered Stream in Brazilian Wilds--Its Course Accurately Charted--Former .President Much Improved m Health Special to The Washington Post New York May 12--The New Tork Herald s correspondent at Bridgetown Barbados cables the following Theodore Roosevelt arrived here this morning with several scientists of the Brazilian exploration party and after vigorously reiterating his claims as the discoverer of a great river, started for New York at 3 o'clock this afternoon His health is much Improved since he left Para, and hfe told me he expected the abscess on his leg to be entirely healed by the time he reaches New Tork He has a slight limp now the leg being heavily bandaged His color is as ruddy as when he went to South America Although plainly an Invalid convaiesc ing from many weeks in the torrid jun gles of Brazil Mr Roosevelt displayed all his old time vigor in controverting the statements of Sir Clements Mark ham foimeily president of the Royal Geographical Society of London and other scientists and geographers who cast doubt upon his claim to the discovery discovery of a great river in Brazil Accurate Chartings Taken The statements of Col Younghusband and A Henry Savage Landor who were quoted here as saying that Mr Roose velt was not an expert explorer and could not have added valuable data to geographical knowledge, "were directed to the attention of Mr Roosevelt and be replied as he showed his teeth and slammed his fist, that he Jiad with him two of the best^scigntlg^a.Jn^Uiejror and that they"""haJ taken accurate chartlngs whicTi wjjuld be of great value to the scientific world Mr Roosevelt refe'-rgd to G K Cherry and Leo L Miller, ly b. of the staff of the American MuseiP. c 'of Natural His tory They confirmed Mr Roosevelt's statements and said they had taken soundings and measurements with tri- angrulations, to show the exact course of the stream, and had collected more than 2,000 specimens of bird life and 400 specimens of mammals in their work These specimens will be added to the collection of the American Mu seum River Never Before Seen by Whites. ' One may as well doubt the existence of the Rhine said Mr Roosevelt plainly plainly showing his annoyance concerning the doubc expressed by Sir Clements 'Be cause the Danube did not appear on a thirteenth century map is that any indication indication that the Danube did not exist? We traversed the entire length of a river that ne\er before had been seen bj a white man from its source on the Matto- grosso to ita confluence with the Madiera a principal tributary of the Amazon ' For years there have been rumors of such a river, but no explorer had gone that far into the interior to find it These rumors were related by the na tives perhaps from one generation to the other Nothing definite was known as to its existence We not only have charted that great stream but our re ports will show the nature of the territory territory through which it runs, the vegetation, vegetation, the animal life, and the savage tribes skirting Its banks' Surprised at Doubt of Claims Mr Roosevelt and the scientists accompanying accompanying him were surprised when they arrived here and read the statements of scientists In which doubt "was thrown upon the claims they had made upon reaching Manaos and Para It was evident evident that they were greatly annoyed While Mr Roosevelt will not publish the proofs of his work until he has sub mitted them to the American Museum of Natural History, I have been able to learn from one of the party that they undoubtedly have such proofs and in abundance When I asked Mr Roosevelt If he in tended to take part in the canal tolls controversy in Congress or if he would stand as the Progressive party nominee for governor of New York he refused to make any statement excepting that he would not discuss politics in anj light until he had reached New York How He Might Run in 1916 A special cablegram from Barbados to the American says Col Roosevelt is ^ue in New York on May 19 and declares he is homesick ' Will you be a candidate for the Presidency Presidency in 1916' the New York American correspondent asked the colonel rather bluntij f 'I cannot tell whether I shall run until later developments ' he answered 'But if I do run it must be on a Progressive platform which the Republicans must accept. A Bridgetown, Barbados, cable to the New York Times says Col Roosevelt ridicules the suggestion that he become a candidate for the governorship governorship of New York Paste 3--U Dr IZ-'Rose C "Why No El the worked mediators provisional constitutionalists cording They bCt the would system his The than which ranza Mr her ' them we in 100 wasted belief the Special click heard ater was braced the her what The Special New of tion the York. When he No T Will Special is and ment will the and the No

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 13 May 1914, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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