187,000 Said to John T. R.'s Regiment

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187,000 Said to John T. R.'s Regiment - VAST ARMY t: ; RecruitedBy T.R. Names of...
VAST ARMY t: ; RecruitedBy T.R. Names of 187,000 Men oa the Rosier in Gotham. ' Wealthy Americans Se lected By Roosevelt. Two Complete Divisions Are' To Be Offered. - Colonel Can Mobilize the Sum of $10,000,000 as Sqon as He Receives Permission To Leave Country. ' .i-k.-iai. .i-k.-iai. .i-k.-iai. .i-k.-iai. .i-k.-iai. nisrlTca to tmi xSQluxa. New York, May . Colonel Theodore Kooscvelt. through iiheer force of pa trlotlsm, prestige and personality. ha recruited 187.000 men who ara eager Xo follow him to France to right against the Germans. The rosters at the headquarters of 'the "Roosevelt Division,"' at 7JJ Fifth, avenue, contains the names of more than three times as many volunteers as the United Htates (government" has been sole to get up to date. Since February.- February.- wheo the Colonel and his aids definitely took up the task of enlisting American cltisens who desire not only to get Into the tight quickly, but to get in under Kooscvelt. responses have poured in from every state In the Union. The plain figures indicate that the former , President could huve' at least JitO.noo fighting men If. he desired so many. He doesn't. The big problem nf the quiet, almost secretive enlistment enlistment for the Roosevelt division has he.n lo sift and select from an over whelming flood of applicationavjust the tpe and character of volunteers required required by the special and peculiar necessities of the plan. Older Men Selected. Putting it generally, the Colonel haa accepted only such man as are above the conscription age and whose mean are such t.hRt derendents would be well ,-sred ,-sred ,-sred for without public assistance in case of the death or permanent disability disability of the volunteers. His leglonaires are all between 23 and 40 year" old a,d (th settled In-come. In-come. In-come. ranging fronllfrMO a year to S'.d.OOO a year, with treKrJara majority more nearly approaching)1 Inter . l.-ia l.-ia l.-ia than the former. They have lined up in every date at the call of recruiting officera, who were ex-tr.mely ex-tr.mely ex-tr.mely diligent in selecting only first-class first-class first-class men mentally and physically. The work of organisation, now complete complete almost to the last detail, haa hem enormous. It can be stated that the Colonel Is in the position to offer to the War lirpurtment two completely equipped divisions. Including Infantry, cavalry, fl'-ld fl'-ld fl'-ld artillery, engineers, signal corps, motorcycle, machine gun commanda, nmtnr transports, aviation corps, hospital hospital corps and quartermaster corps. Me has men enough already pledged i constitute three divisions, but his "'Ire and ambition la to mobilise an nny corps of two divisions, with him- him- ; 'n as junior omcer, merely a brigade rommander. i The offer of financial assistance - ,.k ... "u""7"r" "BO 'rom: ae.lthy cltlaana. who cannot go them- them- ''-. ''-. ''-. dui wiiu rj miimiT ruer in . ..e the Colonel go. have been aston 'lung In number and slse. I NlfflM ara Kent B..it I , , It is not poaaibje to divulge the I name, of contributors, real or potential. efl but It may be aaid that In one 8outh- 8outh- ern city alone 11.600.000 has been j w( Hedged. In another city 7 men have siitned their checka for 1 1.090 each. ,tia There are oSera of 50.000. liS.000. j wlfl In-llii.ooo and 15.000. and the number I .of smaller proffers to almost beyond I ro"nt- ro"nt- ' These offera onme from everywhere In w ,COUI!Lr, " 'I' B9U,h " the magic ot the ColoneJa -name-can! -name-can! -name-can! -name-can! m u luinwixi i. ..m the instant ha receives permission from I com-the President to take his men to camp ' i a short training period preliminary to I 'iirding troop ablpa for France or JSng-, JSng-, JSng-, for '""I. I The work of recruiting and preparation' been ao thorough that the corps ' I'. mob",d. nd P1"1 ln ""f' "inn six weeas rrom tne oav the call tn the color is Issued. The sit. of th. mnhitiuli. i... 'k may be summartaed la thia way. '-very '-very '-very man haa been ' examined and serutiniaed and ticketed and la now . a at the f'a-il f'a-il the the mls-the he who Joffre j see .1 Thou-try

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 07 May 1917, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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