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T HAS been told before this how tho
African treasures f the National
Museum in Washington brought out
of the dark continent by Theodore
Roosevelt. Edmond Heller, Dr. Edgar
A. Mearns and J. Alden Loring, are
stored away in great ehests and on
shelves in by-rooms of the museum
building, and how the specimens of
big game will not be mounted for
general inspection until many months
have passed. The treasures are all
in tne big building, however, and if one has in
terest and patience one of the scientists will
draw them forth from their recesses and give
him a chance to study and to admire.
It was my good luck not long ago to be in
vited by Theodore Roosevelt to go through the
National Museum with him on a tour of exam
ination of the pelts of the big mammals, and the
skins of the many colored birds and of the small
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Colonel Roosevelt seemed to find special delight.
One can exhaust all the color adjectives in the
English language and yet hardly do justice to
the hues and combination of hues of the plum
age of the tropical birds which the expedition
brought back from Africa. Dr. Edward A. Mearns.
who is a surgeon of the United States array, but
now on the retired list, did most of the collect
ing of feathered big game and small game. Dr.
Mearns is one of the world's foremost ornith
ologists. While he was stationed with the troops
in the far west he made a special study of the
birds of the sections in which he happened to be.
and on several occasions he was authorized by
Uncle Sam to join scientific . expeditions or
ganized to make investigations and collections in
It is weir known that In a general way the
more soberly clad birds are the best songsters.
For instance, take tho hemit thrush and the
mocking bird of America. They are both dressed
in homespun, but they have voices of the kind
which people call "fortunes in themselves."
There are some sober clad birds In the tropics
and there as elsewhere they are the better
In America we have a "bird called the shrike.
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mammals of which hundreds and hundreds were
brought to America to give the student an ade
quate idea of the fauna of the Africau plains,
mountains, valley and forests.
It was Colonel Roosevelt's first glimpse of the
African quarry since he saw it living in its na
tive wilds. It was his desire to know how per
fectly the sjweimens had been prepared and
what deterioration, if any. the climatic conditions
before shipment and after arrival had caused.
Accompanying Mr. Roosevelt in his trip
through the museum were Dr. C. Hart Merriam.
now the head of the Harriman Zoological Foun
dation and former chief of the United States
Biological Survey; Mr. Edmund Heller, who ac
companied Mr. Roosevelt to Africa and who pre
pared most of the big game specimens for ship
ment; Edgar A. Mearns. the ornithologist, who
accompanied the expedition and collected most
of the birds; Louis Agassiz Fuertes. the mam
mal and bird painter; John Snure. and myself.
We had the huge rooms in which the Roosevelt
collections are stored all to ourselves. Colonel
Roosevelt spoke freely about his trip and told
many anecdotes in connection therewith which
do not appear in his book and which he did not
tell in his lecture before the National Geographic
It is hard to describe adequately the enthu
siasm of the Oyster Bay hunter over the natural
history treasures which his expedition had se
cured for the National Museum and which, much
to the Colonel's delight, had arrived in splendid
condition, due largely to the hard, driving, pains
taking work of Edmond Heller and J. Alden Lo
ring and Dr. Mearns in preparing the specimens
under the heat of an African sun and with only
natives to help them in their delicate and diffi
The first visit of the colonel was paid to the
part of the museum where the elephant, the
rhinoceros and the hippopotamus hides in their
crude form are stowed away awaiting the day
when thej- will be mounted and made to appear
in natural form in the great exhibition hall. The
colonel stopped before the skin of one gigantic
elephant. The hide had been placed on a huge
table which it covered completely while the
"overflow" went to the floor and stretched out for
come distance In every direction. "This," said
Mr. Roosevelt, "Is an elephant which I had the
hardest kind of work to shoot. I labored for
hours under the blistering sun to get within cer
tain killing range, for the specimen was a fine
one and I wanted to be sure that 2 could add it
JPICMEJiS FROM TfJT ROOSFVSJLT HIMfF
to the museum's collection. Finally I got a shot
and down went the monster. I turned with a
shout of rejoicing to Heller, who was near me.
Heller went over and examined the elephant and
then turned to me with a grave face and said,
'Colonel this elephant died of apoplexy. You
missed him a mile.' Heller keeps on telling that
story and I am willing, for he gets lots of fun
out of it. All I have to say, Is if the elephant
dropped dead of apoplexy at the instant I fired
It was the most considerate elephant that ever
In the African fields there are thirty or forty
species of antelopes, one. the giant eland, is big
ger than an ox. and it inhabits a fever stricken
territory in which only a few hunters and those
of the hardiest kind will venture. The colonel Is
exceedingly proud of the giant elands which he
secured and which are now in possession of the
museum and in perfect condition for eventual
mounting for show purposes.
One of the antelopes which the expedition se
cured has a remarkable hide. Colonel Roosevelt
spent a long time examining and admiring this
specimen. The skin is Iridescent and as you
turn it at different angles to the light It sent
"forth colors of blue, green, red and purple. It
has a watered silk effect, but perhaps no watered
silk that woman ever wore held such a marvel
ous combination of hues.
Dr. C. Hart Merriam. who Is now, as has been
said, the head of the Harriman Zoological Foun
dation, was the first man to suggest to Theodore
Roosevelt that after he retired from the presi
dency he ought to go to Africa to collect speci
mens for the National Museum. Credit for the
suggestion was given Dr. Merriam by Mr. Roose
velt in his lecture before the National Geographic
Society. It is probable that Dr. Merriam is the
foremost authority in the United States on sev
eral branches of natural science. He is particu
larly interested In bears and it was by him that
comparisons were made of -bear skulls by which
recently a separation of species was made where
It was not known definitely that a difference
It must have been fully a century ago that an
English scientist hunter who had secured a speci
men of the cane brake bear declared that it was
a species distinct from the ordinary black bear
of the eastern United States, the bear known to
every dweller In the eastern region remote from
the populous centers.
There was a dispute among scientists about
the matter and It never definitely was settled,
the general opinion remaining that the cane
brake bear was simply the ordinary black bear
of the Alleghenles. the Adirondacks and the
woods of Michigan, Wisconsin and Maine. When N
Colonel Roosevelt killed his specimens of tho
cane brake bear he examined them and came to
the conclusion that the Englishman who had
separated it as a species was right. The colonel
to put the matter to the test sent the skulls of
the bears he had killed to Dr. Merriam. who put
In a lot of painstaking 6tudy comparing them
with the skulls of the ordinary black bear and
it was found the Englishman who had contended
for separate species was right. If It had not
been for the Roosevelt study and his determina
tion to submit the matter to the test science
probably would still be holding to the belief that
the eastern United States have only one species
of the bruin tribe.
In the bear room of the museum Mr. Roose
velt saw the skulls of the species which he was
instrumental In giving a separate place to and
he saw the skulls of every bear known to tho
world. To the laymen present these skulls wero
nothing hut skulls and originally they might have
formed the head bones of any kind of an animal,
but scientists can pick up a bone of any kind and
not only tell what It came from, but from it can
construct the entire nalmal.
In the room set aside for the present as a
storage place for the collection of African birds
TEN MILLION PEOPLE
IN THE CANADIAN
WEST BY 1920
which is about the size of a red-winged black
bird, the swamp blackbird known to- every coun
try boy. The shrike preys on smaller birds, on
mice and on big insects which it empales on
thorns after making a meal, in tho case of birds
n.i n(n nf tiirt Timint of tho ouarry. The
shrike Is dressed in soft gray3 and while rather
a handsome bird it is by no means of brilliant
The African shrikes which Dr. Mearn3. col
lected and in which Theodore Roosevelt showed
a marked interest on tho day in which he went
through the museum, are perhaps among tho
most brilliant colored birds of the world. They
are not unlike the American scarlet tanagcr only
the scarlet is of the kind that seems to burn the
sight. Colonel Roosevelt has been having a lit
tle controversy with Scientist Abbott H. Thayer
over the question of tho protective coloration of
birds and mammals. Mr Thayer, in a general
way. thinks that most animals have a colora
tion which protects them In a measure from
discovery. It Is known that this is ierfectly true
of some kinds of wild creatures, but Mr. Thayer
thinks that even brilliantly plnmaged birds are
protected. Colonel Roosevelt on the day of his
visit to the museum held up one of the shrikes
in its scarlet attire and said Ironically, "There's
a fine example of protective coloration." Look
ing at the bird. one might readily believe that
against a background of green leaves It would
be the first object in the landscape to attract
There are storks In the African collection. I
think that three species were included in the
captures. Now it must be understood that when
the expedition went into Africa It was agreed
that there should be no kill"-": beyond the actual
needs of science except o:" -urse when it was
necessary to kill game to supply the game table
with food. The rule was that when a certain
number of mammals or birds of each kind bad
been killed the shooting must stop and the num
ber fixed was very small, although of course 'this
regulation did not apply to destructive animals
like the beasts of prey, mice and other crop de
The rule which Mr. Roosevelt insisted upon
and in which the others readily acquiesced was
lived up to the letter. When Dr. Mearns had se
cured a fixed number of storks he wanted to get
one more becat c he thought there was some
point which might be decided if he could add
another stork to the collection. He told Colonel
Roosevelt he was going to kill another stork.
The colonel laughed and said, so it is reported:
"Not on your life." Sir. Roosevelt's anti-race
suicide pronouncement may account for his de
votion to the interests of the stork.
When we were ready to leave the museum Dr.
C. Hart Merriam. who has made a careful study
of the collection brought back from Africa, turn
ed to Colonel Roosevelt and said: "There can
be no possibility of mistake in saying that the
expedition which you led was the means of giv
ing to the National Museum the finest and most
valuable collection of African animals which
exists in the whole world. Science has profited
immensely as the result of your labors."
Toronto Star," Dee. 1th, 11(X
The prediction Is made that before
1920 Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Al
berta and British Columbia will have
ten million people. It Is made not by
a sanguine Western journal hut by
that very sober business newspaper,
the New York Commercial. It Is
based upon actual observation, upon
the wheat-growing capacity of the Ca
nadian West, and upon the prospects
of development following: the build
ing of railways. The writer shows
how the position of leading wheat
market of the world passed from
Milwaukee to Minneapolis and thence
to Winnipeg. Canada's wheat-growing
belt is four times greater than
that of the United States, and only
five per cent of Canada's western agri
cultural area Is under cultivation.
There are 170,000,000 acres of wheat
lands which will make these Western
Provinces richer, more populous, more
dependable for food supplies than the
Western States can ever become. The
center of food supremacy will change
to Canada, and 25' years more will
give this country 40,000,000 popula
tion west of Ontario.
All these estimates of population
are in the nature of guesses, and must
not be read too literally. But the
enormous area of wheat-growing land,
tho rapid construction of railways,
and the large volume of Immigration
are facts which must be recognized.
They point to the production of an
ever-increasing surplus of wheat and
other cereals. However rapidly the
urban, the industrial and commercial
population of Canada may increase,
the increase of home consumption Is
hardly likely to keep pace with that
of the production of wheat; for a sin
gle acre of wheat will provide for the
average annual consumption of four
While production In Canada Is thus
running ahead of consumption at a
prodigious rate, consumption In the
United States la overtaking produc
tion, and the surplus for export is
growing smaller year by year. It la
true that the limit of actual power to
produce wheat Is as yet far away.
By methods of Intensive cultivation,
such as prevail in France, the produc
tion could be greatly Increased. Bat
with the overflowing granary of Can
ada so close at hand. It seems likely
that our neighbors will begin to im
port from us, turning their own en
ergies more largely to other forms of
It must be remembered that while
tho Northern States resemble Canada
In climate and products, the resem
blance diminishes as yon go south
ward. The wheat belt gives place to
a corn belt, and this again to semi
tropical regions producing cotton, to
bacco, cane-sugar, oranges and other
The man who secures a farm In
Western Canada at the present time
secures an Investment better than the
best of bond of any government or
bank. It Is no unusual thing for a
farmer In Western Canada to realize
a profit of from $5 to $10 per acre.
There are thousands of free home
steads of 160 acres each still to be
had, and particulars can be obtained
by writing your nearest Canadian gov
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The Beet as Food
The beet beats alL It s one of the
most valuable of cultivated plants.
The sugar beet is a main source of
sugar and alcohol. The large forage
beet supply an excellent food for cat
tle and the red garden varieties pro
vide savory table vegetables. The
usefulness of this valuable food has
cow been increased by the production
of an edible flour from sugar beets.
The desiccation of sliced sugar beets
is practised In Germany on an exten
sive scale, but the product is em
ployed exclusively as fodder for cattle.
In Belgium a meal Is made from
dried beets. It is entirely free from
the distinctive flavor of the beet and
is suitable for cakes, puddings and
pastry. As it contains about 65 per
cent, of sugar it can often be substi
tuted with advantage for sugar in
somewhat larger quantities.
The processes of desiccation and
grinding not only cost less than the
extraction of sugar, but preserve all
the sugar of the beet, part of which is
rejected in the form of molasses in
the process of sugar making.
A Perturbed Philadelphian.
Just as the conductor of a Darby
car on Walnut street was pushing the
lever that helps to hermetically seal
the door the other day an energetic
young woman made a bound for the
fast disappearing step. She missed it,
the car rolled on and the energetic
young woman found herself in a heap
in the street.
A young man whose boast Is that he
is always "on the job" in such emer
gencies, rushed to the fair one's as
sistance and helped her to pick her
"Hurt yourself?" he asked, solici
tously. The young woman breathed hard,
removed her hat from "her left ear
and rattled off in one breath: "None
of your business. Beg yoar pardon.
Thank you." Philadelphia Times.
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