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VOIiLII. NO. 160.
BOCK ISLAND, Hili., SATlfRDAY, APRIL 534, 1903.
PAGES 9 TO 12.
Head of Municipalities Who
Have Acquired National
1 IIILE public Interest In the
recent spring municipal
elections was mainly of a
local character, now that
the votes have been counted several of
the successful mayoralty candidates
come in for a large share of attention,
as much perhaps because of their per
sonalities as of the peculiar conditions
of the several contests and the heat
Trith which they were waged.
It is a peculiar coincidence that in
the four cities in which the outcome
was of more than local interest each of
the successful candidates is the present
head of the municipality. Carter II.
Harrison of Chicago, Tom I... Johnson
of Cleveland, Julius Fleischmann of
Cincinnati and Samuel M. Jones of
Toledo were each re-elected mayor of
their respective cities.
The victory of Julius Fleischmann
over Melville E. Ingalls for the mayor
alty of Cincinnati, it is said, nips a
presidential boomlet in the bud and
perhaps starts another. Mr. Ingalls,
who is president of the Big Four rail
way, had the support of the Democrats
rtnd the Citizens' party. Mr. Fleisch
mann is the present mayor of Cincin
nati, and his success may pave the way
for greater things.
Both the Chicago and Cleveland cam
paigns were fought on similar ljues
that is, the question of the street rail
road management and franchises was
the main issue of the campaigns. The
fight in Cleveland was the hottest in
its history, for on it depended much for
which Johnson and his supporters have
been lighting for several years. The de
feat of Johnson would have meant the
end of the campaign for. three cent
fares for Cleveland, and on that issue
the municipal battle was clearly and
stubbornly fought. Mr. Johnson's elec
tion will have the effect of rnakinjr him I
the strongest Democrat in Ohio and a
senatorial and even a presidential pos
sibility. Mayor Johnson is a native of Ken
tucky, and up to the age of sixteen he
went to school. Then family reverses
compelled him to become a breadwin
ner, and he went to work in a Louis
ville rolling mill office as an errand
boy. In 1870, when but twenty-two
years old, he bought the Indianapolis
street railway sj-stcm with, capital fur
nished by a wealthy relative. Poflts
paid for the road in a few years, and
he sold it at an advance of ?l,00a,000.
Since then his success has been phe
nomenal. In 1S79 Sir. Johnson went to Cleve
land. He bought a dilapidated road,
and soon it was the best equipped in
the city. Subsequently he built a s-el
plant at Johnstown. Pa., for the manti
facture of steel rails, and also estab
lished a steel plant at Lorain, O. Ev
erything he undertook succeeded, and
CABTEB H. HAEBISON.
today he is a millionaire many times
over. Mr. Johnson lias served two
terms in congress and was first elected
mayor of Cleveland in 1901.
His enemies charge that he cartured
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the mayoralty solely for the purpose of
building up a state machine with the
object of capturing a senatorship or
the governor's chair. That the White
House is the goal of his ambition all
agree. Meantime Mr. Johnson has
nothing to say.
Carter H. Harrison, who has just
been elected mayor of Chicago for the
fourth term, also had the opposition of
the street railways to contend against.
While the regular Democratic candi
date, he had the support of those who
believe in municipal ownership of trac
tion companies or in compelling trac
tion companies to pay a just percentage
of receipts for use of the city streets.
Major Harrison is one of the most
striking iiguros in public life in the
west. Though still a young man lie is
in his forty-third year he has a large
following of enthusiastic friends in
Chicago and in the state of Illinois. He
is the eldest son of the late Carter II
Harrison, who was also mayor of Chi
cago and served five terms in that of
fice. Mr. Harrison was first elected mayor
of Chicago in 1S97. He was again
elected in 1S99, his second term being
won after a famous contest with the
street railway interests. Two years
ago he was again re-elected and now
for the fourth time is triumphant. Mr.
Harrison is also credited with having
ambitions and, as they say of Mayor
Johnson, has his eye on the White
Most picturesque and unique of all
the mayors is Samuel M. Jones, who
has for the fourth time been chosen
chief magistrate of Toledo. "Golden
Rule" Jones, as he is called, conducted
one of the most pyrotechnic and sensa
tional campaigns on record. Six years
ago he was first elected as a Republic
an. Two years later he was defeated
for renomination in the convention
and thereupon ran as an independent
In the campaign that followed he re
ceived more votes than the Democratic
and Republican candidates put togeth
er. Two years ago the Democrats
made no nomination, and Jonos was
Since then the strongest political ma
chine Toledo has ever known has been
organized and put forth every effort
to retire him from, office. But once
again Jones :wa1?tTTTri5!TJh9Tlt.'T: "
When Jones announced his Candida
cy for the fourth time, not a newspa
per in the city would print his procla
mation as a matter of news, and only
one, a Democratic daily, would accept
it as advertising matter. The others
refused to print it, even though paid
at double rates, unless it should be
scheduled as advertising.
Jones then entered upon the hottest
kind of ca-aign. He spoke at several
meetings every night preceding the
election, and all of them were largely
BAMUEL M. JONES.
attended. The men in Jones' factory,
which is run on the modern basis by
which the men share in the benefits
and profits of the concern, two or three
years ago organized a brass band. This
band is fully uniformed and equipped,
numbers twenty-five pieces and is thor
oughly well trained. In fact, it is one
of the best bands in the city. It Is
called the Golden Rule band, the name
being associated with Mayor Jones and
his beliefs. This band was a feature
at all the meetings.
Mayor Jones preaches Walt Whit
man and the Bible, the Golden Rule,
nonpartisanship and physical culture.
A year or two ago he began a system
of starving himself as part of his meth
od of physical culture. Despite his fifty-seven
years he is very active and
prides himself on his agility. He lives
about a mile from his office, and it is
nothing unusual to see him start on a
dead run from home, down through the
crowded streets, and make the full mile
at a keen gallop. .
The day after the election Mayor
Jones celebrated his victory by parad
ing the streets at the head of his fac
tory employees. The Golden Rule band
accompanied the procession.' All the
men were on foot, and each carried a
new broom. Stops were made at the
city hall, .the new'soaper offices and
other points of interest. At each stop
the mayor mounted an elevation and
started some rallying song. When
speeches were called for, he talked of
the equality of man and referred to his
election as a victory for the people.
Mayor Jones is a Welshman by birth,
so that puts him out of the running as
a presidential possibility. Thus while
the hopes of some have been blighted
the recent municipal elections have
brightened the prospects of at least
three of the victors for further polit
EQUALITY IN FRENCH ARMY
How General Andre, French Minister
of War, Would Hare It.
General Andre, French minister of
war, whose novel ideas regarding mili
tary discipline have brought him into
special prominence of late, is undoubt
edly the most criticised man in France
at the present time. To all appearances
General Andre is deliberately fostering
socialism in the ranks of the French
army and also seems to be following
out a policy of political and religious
persecution aimed at the Catholics and
royalists who wear the national uni
form. General Andre has pronounced his
purpose to promote the doctrine of
equality in the army. He recently went
so far as to abolish entirely the custom
of "presenting arms" as a mark of re
spect, and he has issued orders to men
and officers alike bidding theru to ad
dress their superiors in "a familiar and
Military critics claim to see the im
mediate result of Andre's policy in the
recent display of Insubordination at
Foictiers, when sixty troopers stayed
out aH rgfrfc-ngaiust the orders of their
commanding officer and were sent to
Algiers in consequence.
Perhaps, however, most fault has re
cently been found with the minister of
war on account of his action in the
case of the commanding officers of the
Poitiers garrison. Besides transfer
ring to Africa the mutinous soldiers
General Andre removed a brigadier
and three colonels for no cause except
that they were in command of the re
calcitrants. Now, however, it has leaked out that
the offense of these officers in the se
vere eyes of the anticlerical minister of
war was that their wives had not long
since taken part in a Catholic charita
ble bazaar. A rather similar case in
which, it is alleged, General Andre al
lowed his personal creed to overweigh
the scales of justice was that of two
officers mixed up in a garrison quarrel.
The one of royalist tendencies was
alone disciplined. This so disgusted
General Tournier, who was In com
mand, that he resigned.
General Andre, who began his mili
tary career as a lieutenant in the im
perial guard, is a great favorite with
"dumanet," as the common soldier is
called In France. In the French cham
ber of deputies, however, he is far
from popular, no less than four votes
on army expenses having recently been
carried against him.
NEW DREDGING METHOD.
The Transport Grant Will Be I'aed
to Deepen the Colombia.
A new method of dredging harbors
is shortly to be put into execution by
the war department on the Pacific
coast, and something of the kind may
be tried on the Atlantic coast, says a
Washington special to the New York
Times. One of the government trans
ports, the Grant, which is no longer
needed for the transport service, is be
ing turned into a dredge and is to bo
used for cleaning out the mouth of the
At the time this plan was conceived
an attempt was macie to get a trans
port for use on the Atlantic coast, the
Idea being to use it at New York and
other points. It was found, however,
that none of the transports on the At
lantic coast could be spared.
The Grant is being fitted up with
large bins and pumps. The pumps will
suck up the soil and deposit it in the
bins, and the vessel will then steam out
to sea and drop the soil into the ocean.
It was found that an ordinary dredge
would be of no use at the mouth of
the Columbia, where the sea is heavier
than at any other ioint on the coast.
The transport will make an Ideal
dredge in the opinion of the officers
who have charge of the ''harbor Im
provements. ' - ,
The cost is a great deal less -than
that of building an ocean going dredge.
The two that are building for New
York will cost about $3o0,000 each,
while the work of fitting up the Grant
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will cost only about ? 150,000.
ROPING". THE - STEER.
HOW THE PRESIDENT MAY BE EN
TERTAINED AT CHEYENNE.
Champion Cow Punchers of Texas,
Oklahoma and Wyoming to Meet
In Cattle TIirorvinK RntR coords
Made In the Arena The Cow Pony,
Unless present plans- fail resident
Roosevelt will witness a cowboyf roping
and steer tying contest betwcenUhe ac
knowledged champions of Texas, Wyo
ming and Oklahoma wiien lie visit3
Cheyenne on May 4. Texas aiul Okla
homa cowboys met in a contest recent
ly at San Antonio, and the Oklahoma
punchers won owing to the reanarkable
work of Clay McGonigal, who took first
prize, $1,00. I- E. Blackaller of Texas
was second, only a shade behind Mc
Gonigal, winning $500.
Shortly before this contest one was
held at Cheyenne, Wyo., at which W
E. Fitch carried off the honors. Ef
forts are now being made to get these
three cowloys together in a contest for
supremacy and to hold the contest at
Cheyenne on the occasion of the presi
dent's visit. The prospects are good
for the meeting taking place, and there
is no doubt that the man who wins will
be entitled to the honors as the cham
pion cowboy of the world.
These roping contests are growing in
favor in the west, and they afford ex
cltement for thousands of spectators
besides settling the supremacy of one
section over another as to the skill of
their respective champions. This year's
contest at San Antonio was a three
days affair and was attended by thou
sands of spectators. There was bitter
rivalry between the Texas and Okla
homa punchers, the latter only winning
because of a particularly brilliant piece
of roping on the part of Clay McGoni
Some idea of the closeness of the
contest may be gleaned from the offi
cial records of the second day. Ou that
daytheOklahoma boysroped nine steers
in Dm. 54s., and the ;Texas cowboys
roped a like number tt steers in 9m
40s. McGonigal made some remarkable
individual scores, one teer being roped
in and tied in '2 secquds. Itlackaller
at the same contest did even better in
one instance, ;reachingl the phenomenal
figures of 42 2-3 secouds.
W. K. Fitch, who won the contest at
Cheyenne, is one of the best known
A CHAMPION BOPEB.
and daring cowboy in the west.
Fitch's fame as a roper extends to
nearly every cattle state, and he is so
dreaded in a contest that he usually
enters under an alias. This was the
case at Cheyenne, and his rivals did
not know that Fitch tiad entered until
he rode whooping into, the ring swing
ing his lariat. Fitch has a record under
A steer roping contest is a sight to
stir the blood of any man. The element
of danger is much greater than at a
bullfight, yet the men are so skillful
that few get seriously hurt. The ranges
are scoured to get tile wildest steers.
and these are brought into the arena as
As the steer is dragged into the arena
and the rope loosened from its horns
the starter megaphones the cowboy's
number and instantly the champion
gallops toward the animal. The steer
knows what is coming. He makes a
wild charge, and away they go around
the arena. At last the cowboy sees his
opportunity. The lariat leaves his hand
and by a dexterous twist of the loop
tightens about one of the flying feet
of the steer. With a crash the animal
falls. The little cow pony, just as the
noose has caught about the feet of the
steer, has stopped suddenly and braced
himself for the shock. The lariat is
fismly twisted about the horn of the
saddle, and naturally there is nothing
but a tumble for the animal.
Almost before the steer has touched
the earth the cowboy is at the animal's
side. The pony stands braced against
the rope. The steer's hoofs are beating
the air in every direction, and a blow
from one of them means death or seri
ous injury. But the cowboy, ducking
this way and that, throws a noose here
and a loop there. The flying hoofs are
brought together with a tug, and the
steer is helpless, with all four feet per
fectly "hog tied."
While the cow pony still stands
braced against the rope the Judges ride
up to inspect the work. Every detail
of the tying is taken in with practiced
eyes. Usually a steer is left on the
ground five minutes in order to give it
a chance to wriggle free. If within
that time it can kick so much as one
hoof out of the knots the cowboy is dis
qualified. jr.McGojUsalJJlackaller ajacL.Fitcb
meet at Cheyenne to settle the ques
tion of supremacy next May, President
Roosevelt, who is no stranger to such
sport, will see the best steer roping
contest that has ever taken place on the
RENOUNCED HER LAWYER,
Lady Francld Cook, Who Threatens
London With a Senxatio.-i.
Iady Francis Cook, who was for
merly Tennessee Claflin, one of the
most talked of women in this country,
has startled London by threatening to
make revelations that she says will
cause a sensation in the British capi
tal some time next May. It all came
about in this way: A few weeks ago
Lady Cook was sihhI by her former
private secretary, a man named Wal
lace, for libel. After a short trial. In
which Lady Cook was not permitted to
testify, Wallace got a verdict of $2,500.
When the verdict was announces.
Lady Cook jumped up in court and de
nounced her lawyer. Sir Edward Clark,
a noted British legal light, for refusing
to allow her to testify. She was fairly
bursting with revelations that she was
prepared to make, but that various dis
tinguished folks did not want to have
LADY FBAXCIS COOK.
made. In consequence she appealed the
case and will be prepared to make her
revelations, whatever they are, at the
next term of court.
Sir Francis Cook, who dhnl two
years ago, was very old and rich. His
millions were left mostly to the chil
dren of his first wife, but Lady Cook
was amply provided for. It was a
6ource of considerable astonishment to
Sir Francis friends that he. should
have married Tennessee Claflin. He
had reached the allotted threescore and
ten when that event occurred. Miss
Claflin, with her sister, Victoria Wood-
hull, once candidate for the presidency
of the United States, had gone to Eng
land to promote the cause of woman
after a strenuous career in the United
States. They had brought ou the
Beccher-Tilden trial through revela
tions they made in a paper published
in New York; they had preached rather
outspoken doctrines which resulted in
prosecution and caused them to spend
a night in Ludlow street jail. New
York, and they had been conspicuous
in a dozen ways.
Scarcely had they landed in Lopdon
before Victoria married an aged mil
lionaire banker, John P.iddulph Martin,
and Tennessee married the aged silk
merchant, Francis Cook. Banker Mar
tin soon died and left all his money to
his wife, but Mr. Cook continued to live
long enough to gain his title, thanks to
the promptings of his wife, through
whose influence he gave large sums in
Since his death Lady Cook has given
away large sums for the relief of needy
women. Now, however, she seems to be
determined to make a sensation, and
until her case is heard London will be
in the throes of expectancy awaiting
FASHIONS FOR MEN.
Lsndon Decreoa Many Changes la
Clothlaa- For the Soiumrr.
According to the Tailor and Cutter of
London, men's fashions this spring are
remarkable for the many changes that
will characterize the clothes of well
The sack coats will be cut long, with
a three seam back, a long vent up the
center seam, a decided shaping to the
figure, a long rolling front and an abo
lition In many cases of the outside
breast and ticket pockets and fronts.
They will be finished with the corners
moderately rounded away.
Morning coats, or four button cut
aways, are to be cut long, fitting the
waist very closely, the fronts rolling
low and worn fastened at the waist.
Quite a number of these are being
made with flat braid edges. Frocks and
summer Chesterfields are also made to
roll low. Vests are cut with no collar,
there being a decided change in favor
of a single breasted style. White vest
6lips are worn by all the smartest
men. Trousers are cut narrow in the
leg and are smartly shaped.
"Mr. Tiffin Is awfully attentive to
that rich old maiden aunt oi uis.
Haven't you noticed it ?"
"Yes; he believes people can be killed
by kindness."Town and Country.
Mbre men would be rich if mony
were as hard to spend as it is to earn.
It takes 3,G00,0CO grains of oats to
bow an acre, and 2.S00.000 of barley.
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How He Came to Clash
;v With HaLirimaLn in
" WaJl Street.
Not in recent years has Wall street
been so interested in a financial fitrht
as in tne contest waged Detween James
It. Kcene and E. II. Harriman for the
control of the Southern Pacific railway,
with its U,0U0 miles of road. It is a
tribute to the remarkable power and
skill in dealing with financial subjects
of Mr. Keeno that he should have been
able to conduct a campaign of so much
importance while lying in bed at a
New York hotel. For twelve weeks,
during the hottest of the contest, which
was going on both in the courts and in
Wall street. Mr. Keene was confined to
his room, his left leg in a plaster cast.
It is interesting to note just how Mr.
Keene was drawn into this aggressive
fight. For several j"ears he has been
making a study of the condition of the
Southern Pacific system. He has prob
ably one of the best organized statistic
al bureaus in the country, covering all
sections of the United States, together
with a corps of high salaried investi
gators maintained at tremendous cost.
Their duty is to furnish him absolutely
true reports of the condition of the va
rious railroad properties of the country.
In the course of investigations thus
made Mr. Keene's attention was at
tracted to the fact that Southern Pa
cific was the lowest priced stock with
a good promise in the market. As a re
sult of these investigations Mr. Keene
held conferences with E. II. Harriman,
the ostensible head of the Southern Pa
cific and from whom, it is alleged. Mr.
Keene had assurances that the South
ern Pacific company should be put on
a per cent basis. As a result of these
assurances Mr. Keene was instrumen
tal in forming a pool in January, 1902,
having for its primary object the main
tenance of the Southern Pacific stock.
Then Keene and Harriman had a
falling out. and the light was on. The
Keene pool has since dissolved, but
Mr. Keene will continue to hold his
stock and press his suit against Union
Pacific control of the Southern Facific
road, which is the real bone of conten
tion. James R. Keene is not a Virginian by
birth, but Virginia was his boyhood
JAMES B. KEENE.
home, ne was born in London of
north of Ireland stock, but early in life
was brought to this country by his fa
ther, who came here to mend his shat
tered fortune. It was in the west, how
ever, that Keene rounded out his joung
manhood. He had begun the study of
law, but it was distasteful. In Shasta
county, Cal., he was successively a cow
puncher, newspaper reporter, an editor,
a school teacher, and at one time he
took to milk peddling for a livelihood.
He drifted to San Francisco In the
days when the gold mining fever was
at its height. He had S10.000 which he
had got together at Virginia City, Nev.
After many vicissitudes on the San
Francisco Mining Exchange he finally
made a strike when the Bonanza mines
bubble burst. This netted him $3,000,
000. Moving then to New York, Mr. Keene
increased his fortune by several mil
lions during the next two years. In
the late seventies misfortune overtook
him. and in a famous battle with Jay
Gould he is said to have lost nearly his
James R. Keene has the unique dis
tinction of having won and lost in spec
ulation probably half a dozen fortunes
that rank in the millions. Financially
speaking he has been laid on the shelf
time and time again. But he has never
stayed there. He is worth more money
today probably than the aggregate of
all his losings. He is credited with pos
sessing anywhere from $1..000.000 to
As soon as his sprained knee will per
mit Mr. Keene will take his usual sum
mer trip abroad. He will spend the
summer in England on an estate which
has been leased by his son. Next fall
Mr. Keene will doubtless resume his
activities in Wall street.
native Australian Tree Cllmhera.
..A black never uses his knees- whea
cIICiCTiig. " If the tree is small in girth,
he sometimes uses a vine, passing It
around the tree and holding on to it as
he ascends. The most common way,
however, is to ascend by means cf
notches cut into the tree or bark about
one and a half Inches deep and about
three feet apart. Having fixed upon,
the side he intends ascending, the
climber cuts a notch with his toma
hawk about the height of his waist and
another on a level with his head, but a'
little to the right or left of the lower
notch, as the case may be. These
notches are made by a few taps of the
hatchet, first horizontally and then
down at an agle of forty-five degrees.
Having cut the two lower ones, the
ascent is made by standing on the ball
of the foot, with the great toe in the
notch, while the climber cuts a fresh
notch level with his head, and so on
Until the lower branches are gained.
Often the gum trees run eighty feet
from the ground up to the lowest limb,
the trunk of the tree being perfectly
smooth. These notches are cut with
great regularity, for. measured on a
fallen tree, the distance between them
seldom varies half an inch. In reas
cending a tree fresh cuts are made for
every fresh ascent.
PORTO RICO'S PROGRESS.
Attorney General Harlan Predicts a
Bright Future For the laland.
James S. Harlan, who has been in
Torto Itico the last two years as attor
ney general of the island, talks quite
enthusiastically alout its present con
dition and its future, according to a
Washington special to the New York
Times. The government Is out of debt
and has a surplus In its treasury of
more than $r0(),H)0.
"If congress will leave Porto Rico
alone for the next twenty years." said.
Mr. Harlan, '"the people of the United
States will be astonished at the result.
I'orto Itico will be the garden spot of
the country, supporting a well to do
community of intelligent, peace loving
and patriotic people.
"Besides the tariff the Insular gov
ernment has established a system of
internal revenue taxeu, and the federal
system of taxation has not been ex
tended to the island, so that every dol
lar collected on the manufacture of
cigars, cigarettes, rum. spirits and oth
er products, which in other parts of the
United States pay a tribute to the fed
eral treasury, remains with the island
"The result is that we are enabled to
carry on a system of government as
complex as any other state or territo
rial government of the country. Al
though Porto Rico can be classed as
only an agricultural community, we are
carrying on an elaborate system of
road improvements, opening up new.
agricultural lands and Inaugurating an
extensive school system. There are
now 1,200 schools in the island. In ev
ery way we are maintaining beneficial
public works such as are carried on in
highly organized communities."
KNOWS THE INDIAN.
Why Hamlin Garland Has Been Cho
en to Rename the lied Men.
Hamlin Garland, the author who baa
just been appointed by President
Roosevelt to supervise the work of re
naming the Indians, is probably better
qualified for the work than any other
person, as he has lived among the
western Indians and has learned the
significance of the queer nomenclature
of the red men.
The work of renaming the Indians Is
for the purpose of preventing confu
sion in identification. There are so
many Bears, Elks, Eagles, etc., that
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BA3U.IN OAKLAND IN INDIAN DKE8S.
now it is difficult to differentiate them.
In the renaming it Is intended' to give
the Indian name an English equivalent
that will as nearly as possible adhere
to the original meaning.
Mr. Garland's early life was spent on
a Wisconsin farm. Mr. Garland's sto
ries and poems have been mainly de
scriptive of life on the prairie and the
frontier. His first important work of
fiction was "The Rose of Butcher's
Coolly." He is a native of Wisconsin
and is forty-three years old. His wife,
who is a sculptress, was Misa Zulime
Taft of Kansas.
- Half the discomfort in the world ia
caused by people neglecting Their busi
ness to lie about each other. Atchison