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Who Arc In The Public Eye a* A STATE executive very much in the public eye at present is James H. Peabody, governor of Colorado. He has been both highly praised and severely crit icised for his course in connection with the troubles in the mining districts of that state. The controversy between the striking miners and the mine operators has been a very bitter one, and to pre serve order Governor Feabody called out the national guard of the state. under command of Adjutant General Sheridan Bell, and déclaré certain dis tricts under martial law. His admirers praise him for dis playing nerve in the course he has pur sued, while his op ponents charge him james II. peabody with abuse of the executive power. Governor Peabody traces his family back to the time of Boadicea, the famous queen of the Britons in the Emperor Nero's era. Coming down to comparatively modern times, he counts among his progenitors John and Priscilla Alden, whom Long fellow immortalized in "The Courtship of Miles Standish." The governor was quite an athlete in Iiis younger days and was reputed to be a very fast runner. Ile was born in Vermont in 1S52. He went west as a young man and rose in a short time from fireman to banker. He is a tliirty-tliird degree Mason. The contest between the La Follette and anti-La Follette Republicans of Wisconsin, known respectively as "half breeds" and "stalwarts," was one of the notable incidents of the Republic an national convention at Chicago. The convention declared in favor of the regularity of the "stalwart" delegation, but the followers of Governor La Fol lette, whose personality, platform and policy form the issue between the fac tions, propose to carry their fight be fore the people of the state at the com ing election. Robert M. La Follette has been de scribed as "a short, stocky man with a French name, but the looks of a Teu ton." Both friends and enemies say of him that he would rather fight than eat. ITe has been in politics twenty years and has had a fight on his hands most of the time. The governor is a strong advocate of the direct primary plan of nominating candidates for pub lic office. He was born in a log cabin robert )i. la foi. in Primrose town- i.ette. ship, twenty miles from Madison. Wis., June 14, 1S55. As the family were poor and he was the chief support of a widowed mother, young La Follette had .a hard struggle in obtaining an education, but he suc ceeded in working his way through the University of Wisconsin, a college paper which lie published providing him with part of his means of support. He was admitted to the bar in 1S80. and in 1887 was elected to congress, being re-elected in 1880 and taking a prominent part in the framing of the McKinley bill. In 1S00 and again in 1808 he ran for governor and -was de feated, but 'in 1000 he won his first election as governor and two years lat er was re-elected. He is now a candi date for a third term. A commanding figure in the Repub lican convention was Governor Benja min B. Odell, Jr.. of the state of New York. Governor Odell naturally wield ed no small influence as leader of the delegation from President Roosevelt's own state, and his prompt and decisive way of doing things impressed the lead ers from other parts of the country and caused them to seek his judgment on important questions. Admirers of the governor predict that he will suc ceed to the position as a leader in par ty councils which the late Senator Han na occupied. Governor Odell is now serving his second term, and as lie is not a candidate for another nomination speculation is rife as to the Republic an upon whom he will cast his man tle. Mr. Odell was a congressman before he became the chief executive of the Empire State, and he lias been in poli tics almost from babyhood. His home is at Newburg, X. Y. His father was mayor of that city for many years and an influential factor in its politics. The Odells dealt in ice, and at one time when competi tion was severe and new business had to be dug out by the roots it is related that young Ben Odell got on the end of his father's ice wagon and de livered ice to customers. Some doubt has been thrown on the "iceman" story by political enemies, but, at any rate, the governor as a younger man knew what it was to do severe manual labor and has never shrunk from hard work. Governor John H. Mickey of Nebras ka, who was boomed by Republicans of the state for nomination as Presi dent Roosevelt's running mate, is a farmer who finds tilling the soil a pleasure In camparison with the ardu benjamin b. odell, jr. «m* m jgiin ii. mickey. ous duties of public office. One day last autumn he arrived at the execu tive office restless and nervous. After a few attempts at discharge of his of ficial tasks he arose from his chair, re marking: "What I need is a day in the old fields. I believe I'll work with the b,oys at the asylum." He then went to the grounds of the insane asylum near by, got a pair of overalls and went to work tabling bundles for a thrashing machine so rapidly that two feeders were kept busy. Governor Mickey is a Methodist and very strict in his views. At the time of his inauguration lie created some talk by withholding his approval of an in augural ball. He declared flatly that he would not attend any function where dancing was to be a part of the pro gramme. He disap proves dancing, card playing and the the ater and is much op posed to the liquor traffic. Another in stitution that incurs his hostility is the "spike tailed coat," and he has never worn such a costume. Governor Mickey was born in 18-15 near Burlington, la. He was raised oil a farm and when the civil war broke out enlisted in the Eighth Iowa caval ry. After the war lie returned to Iowa and spent two years at Wesleyan col lege. at Mount Pleasant. In 1807 he married Miss Marinda MeCray of Des Moines and a year later moved to Polk county, Neb., in a "prairie schooner." His ideas on the subject of "race sui cide" are similar to those of the leader of Iiis party, President Roosevelt, as shown in the fact that he has nine chil dren. five sons and four daughters. Governor Charles N. Herreid of South Dakota claims that his state during the past six years has produced annually more wealth than any other state in the Union. Rosebud Indian reserva tion lands, covering 410.000 acres, are soon to be opened up to settlement, and this will add measurably to the popu lation and wealth of the state. Gov ernor Herreid is an enthusiastic be liever in the future of South Dakota. He is a thoroughgo ing westerner. He was born and edu cated in Wisconsin, but in 1882 removed to the state of which he is now the execu tive and established himself in the prac- jj tire of law. lie has held the offices of state's attorney, judge of the county court, mem her of the board of trustees of the state university, regent of edu cation and lieutenant governor, in the latter capacity he made an able pre siding officer of the state senate, and his promotion to the governorship fol lowed. He comes from the people, is a self made man and is a close stu dent of public questions. The Hon. William J. Bryan suggest ed some time ago that the Democrats might go further and fare worse than in taking as their presidential candi date Dr. Lucius F. C. Garvin, governor of Rhode Island. Dr. Garvin occupies a rather unique position as an execu tive. He is the Democratic governor of a state that always goes Republican in presidential years. He was first elected in 1902, be ing the only Demo cratic executive chosen that year east of the Missis sippi and north of the Ohio. He was re-elected in 1903. Rhode Island is normally Republic an by several thou sand majority, but he was elected in 1902 by a plurality of 7.500 on the strength of local reforms for which he stood. Dr. Garvin is known as a New Eng lander, but his native state is Ten nessee. Ile served during the civil war in the Fifty-first Massachusetts regiment of volunteers. He graduated from Amherst college in 1802 and from the Harvard Medical school in 1807. Two years later he married Miss Lucy W. Southmayd. Governor Garvin serv ed his state in the assembly of the lit tle commonwealth for many succes sive terms, and during that period of his career lie fought persistently for reforms such as better factory inspec tion, free text books, weekly payments, arbitration of labor disputes, extension of the suffrage and various changes In the state constitution. He 'is a believ er in the single tax and writes a great deal in exploitation of his ideas. Ile has always been athletic and, though now about sixty-two years of age, plays golf and rides a bicycle. The governor still goes about visiting the sick despite his executive duties, and on his card advertises "10 per cent dis count for cash." He dislikes to be ad vertised in the old fashioned way as an attraction at county fairs and says he draws the line at "pitching the first ball at the opening game." charles x. 1ier reid. dr. l. f. c. gar vin. I'neleaa Prayer«. There is a well known story told by Dean Ramsay years ago of two old la dies of his church. "Was it no' a won derful thing." saitl one of them, "that the Rreetish were aye victorious over the French in battle?" "Not a bit," said the other. "Dinna ye ken the Breet isli say their prayers before gaen into battle?" "Aye." returned the first, "but canna' the Frenchmen say their pray ers as weel?" The reply was: "Hoot: Jabberin' bodies! Wha could under etan' them?" BORN IN LOO CABIN. CANDIDATE C. W. FAIRBANKS AND HIS INTERESTING CAREER. Republican Nominee For Vice Preol (lént um n Roy »it Scliool and Col lege—A ThraxlilnK From a School master— His Wooing. When Senator Charles Warren Fair banks, Republican candidate for vice president of the United States, was studying reading, writing and arithme tic at the district school near his fa ther's farm in Union county, O., he was very fond of going in swimming ' '«gig is^ charlys w. fairbanks. in a certain deep and shady pool not far from the schoolliouse, and upon one occasion he and several schoolmates overstayed the noon hour in their en joyment of the cool waters of the creek. The damp state of their hair indicated to the schoolmaster the cause of their tardiness. The educators of those days believed in the principle of "spare the rod, spoil the child," and young Fair banks and his fellow culprits were se verely trounced. Candidate Fairbanks was born May 11, 1852, on his father's farm in a log cabin in which the family was living at the time. But when Charles was about four years of age his father built a more pretentious dwelling, and the old log cabin was put to use as a workshop and storehouse for provi sions. One day young Charles got a broom and set to work cleaning up the old. cabin. Ho threw the rubbish into the old fault: med fireplace, where a brisk fire was soon blazing. Somehow the lire caught in some shavings which lay on I he floor, and soon the interior of t lu» cabin was in a blaze. The four year-old boy tried to escape by the ! door, but he could not reach up to the ! latch. Snatching a board from a car : pouter's bench, he braced it against : the door, climbed up and unfastened the latch. He escaped death, but all ! the winter's stork of provisions was I burned. As a student at Ohio Wesleyan col ! lege, Delaware, O., he was editor, dur ■ ing the latter part of his course, of the ; college paper. He was a hard worked j student, for he had to earn as much i money as possible to add to what his , father supplied him in order to meet ' his college expenses. But this paper I was a source of much pleasure and profit, and perhaps the pleasure was in part due to the fact that one of his as ; sistants was a girl student. Miss Corne lia Cole. The fair assistant editor was a daughter of Judge I*. B. Cole of Marysville, Ü., and a young lady of rare culture and many accomplish ments. The intimacy thus begun con tinued, and after he had graduated from college, studied law and been ad mitted to the bar the young attorney asked Miss Cole to be his wife, and they began married life in Indianap olis, where Mr. Fairbanks had decided to establish himself in his profession. Tliey now have an Ideal home in that city, and four sons and a daughter liave been born to them. Their Wash ington home Is also a popular social mrs. chaules w. fairbanks. center, and Mrs. Fairbanks, as presi dent general of the Daughters of the American Revolution, takes a promi nent part in movements of a patriotic character. Senator Fairbanks is regarded as one of the ablest members of the United States senate. lie is now serving his second term in that body. He was a warm admirer of President McKinley and supported him vigorously in the critical period connected with the out break of the Spanish war. Girt Won The "Battle /* Was Fought *COith a "Burglar and Was Very Ejcc iIt ng. TlucKy Ethel "Pereira Found Thief In Closet—Grabbed and Held Tight —Coo Pretty to SïriKe. Clinging with all her girlish strength to a burglar whom she had faced cour ageously in her room, Miss Ethel Pe reira of Park place, in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, was recently dragged down a flight of stairs, out of lier home and for two and a half blocks through the streets before she was able to bring the fugitive to a W-: T.lKi: A FLASH THE GTRI/ LEAl'El» INTO THE CLOSET. halt and hand him over to the police. When the follow was searched, jewels | valued at if 1.000, which he had picked up iu the house, were found. Miss Pereira is sixteen years old. She and he/ mother were going out to spend the evening, and when ii came time for them to dress Miss Ethel went upstairs first. At that time she wore a kimono, and her feet were in cased in light house slippers. Upstairs she turned to her mother's room in the front. As she entered she heard a slight noise, and the thought Hashed across her mind that a burglar was there. A few minutes later Mrs. Pe reira followed her daughter upstairs. "Mother." . he said, turning quickly, "I 'believe there's a burglar in this room." "Nonsense." laughed Mrs. Pereira. I "Yes, there is," Ethel insisted. "I know it. I'll show you." I With that she stepped quickly to a large clothes closet, grasped the knob and jerked the door open. There stood a mail drawn as far back as he could get. Like a flash the girl leaped into the closet and fastened her slender fingers on his coat collar. "Run for a policeman, mother!" she commanded. Mrs. Pereira, with a cry, started for the door. The girl's voice and her mother's movement roused the man to action. He sprang out: of the closet and ran for the door of the room, trying to break the girl's hold. But there was no letting go. Burdened as he was, he plunged toward the stairway, knock ing a chair across his path in his flight. The chair tripped him at the head of the stairs and down he went head first, but free at last. The lunge had broken the girl's hold. Ethel stooped ami threw the chair aside. Then she leaped down the stairs after the man, landing fairly on his back before he could regain Iiis feet. She threw lier arms around his neck in a strong clasp. The man staggered out through the hall doorway, the girl pressing her hands ever tighter around Iiis throat ind calling for help. Still calling gaspingly for help, she sped along, partly'dragged by the fugi tive, her unbound hair streaming be hind her. The burglar, now almost breathless, slackened speed and began to plead with the girl to let him go. Just then Patrolman George Pox, who had heard the girl's cries, ran up, and the fight was at an end. The girl had won. She accompanied the men to the police station. Mrs. Pereira soon arrived. She had been informed of the capture, but up to that moment she had no Idea her daughter had ef fected it. The girl was still upstairs in her home, she thought. When she saw the way Ethel was dressed the mother gasped in astonishment. Then she or dered the girl into the captain's room and kept her there until she could get a carriage to take her home. "I could have got away," the bur glar said, "but I was stunned by the girl's nerve. Of course I could have struck her any time, but she was too pretty. I didn 't want to spoil her beau ty." Mr. Bowser XdJLr Rather TKs .ii Be Placed ïn a False Position He Makes a. Statement of His Side of the Case In the Faansly Controversy. [Copyright, 1904, by T. C. McClure.] I HAVE sat quiet for several years and allowed Mrs. Bowser and my mother-in-law to have their re spective says; but, finding that I Lave been placed in a false position re garding certain matters. I have deter mined to make a public statement to sot myself right. I am prepared to swear to the truth of what follows: As to my mother-in-law, she has made the public believe that I am only a puppet ill her hands and that she pays me a visit about once in two months to trim me down and straight en me out. She always lays great stress on the assertion that whenever Nirs. Bowser is ill 1 open a boiler shop in the cellar and take a delight in Viounding, singing and yelling. As a matter of fact, the mother-in law has always been afraid of me— that is, she has been afraid to try any of the little gum games on me that the average mother-in-law seeks to work. She saw from the first that 1 was no man to put up with her'meddling, and. while she has not loved me. she lias stood in awe of me. On several occa sions she has touched upon dango-ous ground, being anxious to see how far she could go. but 1 have only li .1 to sit and glare at her to make lier shiver from head to heel. My mother-in law is welcome to arrive at my house at any time convenient to her, but once inside the door she becomes as humble and harmless as a rabbit and walks about on her tiptoes. As to my being put out when I come home and find Mrs. Bowser in bed with a headache, this happens about ten tim*s a year, but when it is assert ed that I take advantage of the occa sions to make her condition worse it is a libel on me. I no sooner enter the house and find Mrs. Bowser ill than I offer to send for the doctor, get a nurse, go for any delicacy or telegraph her mother. Now and then Mrs. Bowser has challenged me to a game of euchre, and then made out that I was a Eli ïJCxx 1 Ur MS L , f;-»: ' " '-4 ' , ~\..r •- « V; - " I clsw. (il I v x1 ) n i ;.v » POLITICIAN I ! squealer, and broke up the game in a row. She has always carried the im pression that my ignorance of the game was appalling, and that I shout ed "Woman!" at her to cover my de feat. f do not wish to utter one single criticism against the partner of my joys, but the fact remains that she doesn't know the game of euchre from that of cassiuo. After I have beaten her seven or eight straight, games she suddenly slams her cards on the table and calls me a cheat, and during the ensuing conversation the atmosphere becomes boated. I have tried my best during the last fifteen years to teach Mrs. Bowser how to play euchre, but when a woman will lead a nine spot instead of the joker, what are you going to do about it? If she was a fair player my fireside could be ren dered inore happy than it. is, bti( never theless I try to bear up and get along as best 1 can. On several occasions Mrs. Bowser has referred to the fact of my buying patent lire escapes, and has intimated that I am a soft mark. 1 have bought fire escapes, and solely with a view of saving her life in case of coullagra tion, and it does not seem as it' criti cism should come from her. Some of the escapes have worked too well, let ting me down with a thud, while some have not worked at all, but this can not be called a fault of mine. 1 have every faith that when the time comes 1 shall save her life in good shape and be entitled to her everlasting grati tude. Iu speaking of my extravagances; reference has beeil made to my buying a new milk cow. a hog and a dozen chickens. My idea iu buying the cow was to provide us with pure milk and butter at the lowest price. While I was deceived in the cow and while the man who sold her t• » me was a liar there is no sort of doubt that during the three weeks we ran a dairy we saved hundreds of dollars and dodged billions of germs and microbes. I was kicked on nine different occasions by the cow. and on nine different occasions I pound ed lier until I was tired to get even, but those were mere incidents. I paid $45 for her and sold her for $15. but only because the farmers for ten miles nround were protesting that I was ruin ing their business. I bought the hog for two reasons first to give the back yard a home like look and to remind me of the hap py days of boyhood, and, second, that we might have our own pork and bacon at our own door at the lowest i possible price. It should not be held up against me that when that infernal I hog was not eating lie was squealing, j aud that after I had paid out $25 for j food and a fine of $5 in the police court j for maintaining a nuisance lie broke j out and nearly killed a politician and ! was never heard of more. Had my plans gone well I should have made a • saving of .$35 and enjoyed the grunts of a contented hog besides. j As to chickens, even a wooden head i ed man can figure that 12 chickens I will produce 11 eggs per day, or 730 per ! year, saying nothing of from 75 to 100 j spring broilers. I built a coop costing I $2S, paid out .$12 for feed and had just ; got the enterprise on its feet when a j jealous minded neighbor ruined all. lie I told me to soak each chicken's head in hot liniewator to kill off the insects, and when I got through the poultry as well as the insects lay dead. My political ambitions have been re ferred to in a way to humiliate me and I explanations are in order. I am a ! patriot. I love my country. I don't know as I would care to die for her, but I would be willing to take an of fice and push lier to the front. Wlieu a number of my fellow citizens come to 1 me and ask me to take the nomination j for alderman or mayor, it is reasonable I to suppose that they are in earnest. I 1 know, and Mrs. Bowser knows, and all my friends know that 1 am thoroughly qualified to hold any office in the gift of the people. I accept the honor ten dered, and Mrs. Bowser at once in forms me that I am a guy. Unfortu nately for me it lias always turned out that I have been dropped with a smash after spending about $50, but I am a determined man and shall hang on to the end. Through Mrs. Bowser and my moth er-in-law the public lias been informed j | j | ! j I | ' j j I 1 | I ; ' i I ! ! j j of my occasional aspirations to become an actor and a playwright. There is not the least doubt in my mind that if I didn't have the rheumatism I would be a grand success at either, but as it is Mrs. Bowser seems to have an ad vantage over me. Nevertheless I hope «o astonish lier and the public some lay. The most strenuous attempts have been made to cause the public to be lieve that I nag Mrs. Bowser about the gas and coal bills, and that I look upon her as one of the most extravagant women in the world. Very naturally I see the bills as they come in, and very naturally I speak of it if they seem excessive, but that is the routine of every family. I wish to go on rec ord as not I' lieviug (hat Mrs. Bowser sells any portion of our coal to tramps,, or that she barns gas in the daytime to spite me. < Mi several occasions I have known her to buy a 50 cent pair of stockings for 30 cents, and so 1 can not charge her with extravagance. More or less has been said about my spring tonics, hair dyes, dandruff eradicalors, etc. I hohl to spring top ics. They have saved my life on sev eral occasions, and the one 1 am taking now seems to have renewed my years. As to the others they are mere details. 1 have my conceits—who hasn't?—and if one application of hair dye will make me look fifteen years younger, why not make it? It has occasionally happened that 1 have taken the authority out of Mrs. Bowser's hands to hire the servant and exorcise it myself. On such occasions she has boon delighted to have girl aft er girl call nie a "lien hussy" and re fuse to take the place, and the result has always been that authority was restored to her. But 1 do and shall al ways contend that I can run the house in a far better manner than Mrs. Bow ser or my motlier-in-iaw, and hope to live long enough to prove my words. There are signs that the cook will throw up her job within the next week or two, and if that happens I shall jump into the breach once more and show that economy, system and a firm hand will create a happy home. THE MR. BOWSER. Beware of imitations and take nj other. Per M. Quad.