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FOREIGN TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES PETER MACQUEEN M.A. AUTHOR OF CAMPAIGNING IN THE PHILIPPINES LITTERATEUR, WAR CORRESPONDENT AND LECTURER. Figure FULLY ILLUSTRATED by magnificent reproductions of natural scenery and life; enhanced by moving pictures when desired 1. The Little Brown Jap and the Big Russian Bear. (175 views.) 2. The Drama of the Balkans (Turkey, Macedonia, Servia, etc.). (150 views.) 3. Panama Canal and the Glorious Tropics. (160 views.) 4. The Fair Islands of the Philippines, Past and Future (200 views.) 5. Boer and Briton in South Africa. (140 views.) 6. Romantic and Literary Scotland: Land of Scott and Burns. (200 views.) 7. Childhood Life in Many Lands. (Special for schools. 100 views.) 8. Beautiful Russia, the Empire of the White Czar. (160 views.) 9. Picturesque Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun. (150 views.) Figure PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT In an interview with Peter MacQueen: There is no American who has traveled in our new possessions more than yourself. Figure IN BELGRADE Figure COUNT TOLSTOI Said to Mr. MacQueen: If I had traveled as much as you have, I should today have had a broader philosophy. Journeys 1896—to Athens and Greece. 1897—to Constantinople and Asia Minor. 1898—in the Santiago Campaign with the Rough Riders, and in Porto Rico with General Miles. 1899—with Gen. Henry W. Lawton to the Philippines, returning through Japan. 1900—with De Wet, Delarey and Botha in the Boer Army; met Oom Paul, etc. 1901—to Russia and Siberia on Pass from the Czar, visiting Tolstoi, etc. 1902—to Venezuela, Panama, Cuba, and Porto Rico 1903—to Turkey, Macedonia, Servia, Hungary, Austria, etc. In the meantime Mr. MacQueen has visited every country in Europe, completing 240,000 miles in ten years, a distance equal to that which separates this earth from the moon. Figure FILIPINO MUCHACHO LITERARY TALKS FOR WOMEN'S CLUBS Russia During the past one hundred years the Empire of the Czar has made slow progress; but great bodies move slowly, and Russia is colossal. Two such republics as the United States, with our great storm door called Alaska, could go into the Russian empire and yet leave room enough for Great Britain, Germany, and Austria. Such being the case we can well believe, etc. New York Tribune: Different from George Kennan's views; but very interesting and unbiased. Figure COUNTESS TOLSTOI AND HER FAMILY The countess is the second from the left Japan Japan is the miracle of modern progress. In twenty years she has done more to civilize her laws and manners than Europe did in twenty centuries. Consider her admirable schools which compare well with those of Germany and America. Look at her army and navy, which have elicited the admiration of the world. Think of her commerce, by which she challenges with England the supremacy of the Pacific. New York Herald: No man brought back from the East more careful work than Peter MacQueen. Figure WITH THE JAPANESE Peter MacQueen on the right Figure Dr. MacQUEEN EXPLORING THE CANAL Mr. MacQueen is seated on the prow of the boat Panama Canal AND THE TROPICS For nearly four hundred years the engineers of Spain, France, England and the United States have been considering the great project of uniting the two mightiest oceans in the world by a waterway which should bring the Orient to Europe and preserve the commerce of the world from a long and dangerous journey around Cape Horn. At last the United States has got entire control of this vast undertaking. San Francisco Examiner: Mr. MacQueen is a man of world travel; a scholar of high standing; and one of the keenest observers of our day. Dr. H. P. Amen, Principal of Phillips Exeter Academy: Your lectures on 'Russia' and the 'Boer War' delighted the boys, and they look forward to your return with pleasant anticipations. ROBERT BURNS, TOLSTOI, SPANISH POETRY, ETC. Figure PETER MacQUEEN WITH THE AMERICANS IN LUZON Mr. MacQueen is at the center, in civilian's clothes Y. M. C. A. ADDRESSES, THE DREAMER Philippines PAST AND FUTURE It was a great English statesman who said that the unexpected always happens; and this was never more true about any event in history than it has been in regard to our occupation of the Philippines. These islands lie in fair, soft summer seas. Their soil is rich in furrowed fields and forest heights, in river beds that gleam with gold, and hills crowded with waiting metals. Boston Journal: Mr. MacQueen's opportunities for observation and information have been backed by sober judgment and wide experience among men. THE Drama of the Balkans (Turkey, Macedonia, Servia, Etc.) In the lurid light of the most terrific tragedy of the last two centuries, the hitherto insignificant King Alexander of Servia and his Consort Draga have assumed a place in history far more important than would have been the case had they died a natural death. The horror of their last moments and the deep damnation of their taking off surrounds them with a halo. They will sit at the banquet with Macbeth; they will walk the haunted castle walls with the Prince of Elsinore; they will stand with Oedipus and Hecuba at the summit of a destiny so terrible that all their faults will be forgotten. Boston Transcript: Mr. MacQueen spoke on Servia and the Balkans at Lasell Seminary, and was enthusiastically received by the young ladies. Figure ALBANIAN SOLDIER AND HIS KIT AT KASTORIA Figure MACBETH'S CASTLE OF CAWDOR Scotland Perhaps no country in the world is more interesting than Scotland. Like many another land which has made its imprint on the world's history, Scotland is of small area. If taken by some magic hand, and placed upon our American prairies, there is many a Western state which would swallow up the little kingdom of Scotia as the whale swallows the minnow. But nature has shown her law of compensation, for when, ages ago, she hade that land ascend from the sea to escape the torture of internal fires, she was in one of her most artistic moods. Boston Globe: 'Mr. MacQueen gave a charming delineation of his native land. Speaking the dialect with perfection, he read from Burns, Hogg, Scott, and Ian Maclaren as only a Scotchman can. The lecture on Scotland is in his best vein. THE BIBLE AND THE MODERN MAN SMOKE-TALKS FOR MEN'S CLUBS CORRESPONDENCE WITH DISTINGUISHED MEN From President Roosevelt. REV. PETER MACQUEEN, SOMERVILLE, MASS. My dear Mr. MacQueen, — I thank you very much for your book Campaigning in the Philippines, and I anticipate reading it with much profit. I always remember with pleasure your association with the Rough Riders before Santiago, and I trust to have an opportunity of renewing my acquaintance with you soon. Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosvelt From Lloyd Wheaton. SAN FERNANDO , P. I., July 13, 1899. REV. PETER MACQUEEN : Dear Sir, — Enclosed please find some rough notes of recent military operations which I send in compliance with your request. My report is in Manila and the enclosed is the best I can do under the circumstances. I hope this rough sketch may be of some use to you. Sincerely yours, LLOYD WHEATON. From Admiral Dewey. FLAGSHIP OLYMPIA, MANILA , April 9, 1899. My dear Sir, — To-morrow at half-past nine (in the morning) would be a convenient hour for me to meet you. Very truly, George Dewey Admiral of the United States Navy. From Commodore P. R. Peary. WASHINGTON , D. C. PETER MACQUEEN : Dear Sir, — In reply to your letter to Mr. Wellington, which he kindly forwarded to me, I send you a copy of the circular letter and blank form which I am sending to those applicants for membership in my next Greenland expedition whose applications impress me favorably. In regard to the information called for in the letter and the blank, I beg to say that Mr. Wellington's letter in regard to you covers completely the item of references. I am, Very sincerely, R.E. Peary Civil Engineer, U.S. From Hon. R. A. Alger. WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON , January 3, 1899. TO THE OFFICERS COMMANDING U. S. FORCES AT MANILA : By this letter I introduce to you the Rev. Peter MacQueen, of West Somerville, Mass., and bespeak for him at your hands your courteous consideration. R.A. Alger Secretary of War. From Gen. L. M. Botha. TO REV. PETER MACQUEEN, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE Boston Globe: In answer to your question why I keep on fighting, I reply because I am fighting for the holy rights of our forefathers and of ourselves. The enemy may, with their overwhelming force, take our country from us, confiscate our private property, and even banish us out of our country; but they can never take our characters from us and never crush the spirit of a free though small people. L.M Botha Comdl-Genrl Transvaal. From Hon. John Hay. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WASHINGTON , January 30, 1900. TO THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR OFFICERS OF THE UNITED STATES : Gentlemen, — I take pleasure in introducing to you the Reverend Peter MacQueen, of Boston, who is about to visit Africa as correspondent of The National Magazine, published in that city. I bespeak for him such courtesies as you may be able to extend consistent with your official duties. I have the honor to be, gentlemen, Your obedient servant, John Hay Secretary of State for U. S. From Thomas M. Anderson. DECEMBER 11, 1899. MR. PETER MACQUEEN : Dear Sir, — I have to thank you for your book on the Philippines. I take pleasure in saying that it is the most impartial statement of the Spanish and Filipino wars and the diplomatic complications incident thereto that I have seen. Very respectfully yours, ( GEN. ) THOMAS M. ANDERSON, Commanding American forces who captured Manila. From Richard Harding Davis. THE MILITARY ORDER OF PRETORIA , April 10. My dear Mr. MacQueen, — Enclosed find your certificate of membership, of which I hope you will approve. Take your medal with you to Russia. If you will leave me your address I will send you the rosette of the Order as soon as I receive them from France. Why do you not write to our minister at Athens, or directly to King George and ask them to replace the medal. I am sure one of them would do it. I congratulate you on your lectures and articles which I have placed in the archives of the Society. Mrs. Davis and I both send our best wishes for your journey. Sincerely yours, Richard Harding Davis NOTE. — The medal that Mr. Davis refers to was given to Mr. MacQueen on the occasion of his visit to the King of Greece. Mr. MacQueen received a medal from the Rough Riders and one from the Military Order of Pretoria. From Capt. W. H. H. Llewellyn. WASHINGTON , D. C., January 4, 1898. TO U. S. OFFICER COMMANDING IN MANILA : This will introduce Mr. Peter MacQueen, who is collecting information about the tribes, the flora and the fauna of the Philippines. As an officer of the Rough Riders who fought at Santiago, I can speak of his great endurance and fidelity in the campaign there. He was with my troops in the trenches, and he and Mr. Richard Harding Davis are the only honorary members of the Rough Riders. I bespeak for him all aid and comfort from the officers in the Philippines. In his literary work he has treated with fairness and courtesy all the soldiers and officers he has met. President McKinley and the Secretary of War have a high opinion of Mr. MacQueen. W. H. H. LLEWELLYN, Late Capt. 1st U. S. Vol. Cav. From Prince M. Hilkoff. Ministre des Voies de Communication. ST. PETERSBURG , May 18, 1901. TO MR. PETER MACQUEEN : Dear Sir, — I have the pleasure to forward you herewith the free pass for your intended journey through Siberia, and a letter of recommendation to the railway officials, which will facilitate your progress there I was very pleased to hear you liked the Guide to Siberia, and have been interested in its contents; you have my full permission to quote from it in your papers, as it can only serve to popularize the book. According to your request I enclose as well a photograph of myself. Hoping you will enjoy your trip and not be disappointed in your interest in Siberia, I wish you a happy journey and beg you to believe me, Yours sincerely, Prince M. Hilkoff Imperial Minister of Railways for the Czar. Address PETER MacQUEEN 22 HARVARD STREET, CHARLESTOWN BOSTON, MASS.
|Title||Foreign travels and adventures: Peter MacQueen, author of "Campaigning in the Philippines"|
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