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COPYRIGHT 1901
By E. R. DUMONT

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CHAPTER V.-IN NATIONAL AND CITY POLITICS

92

Recognized as a Factor in National Affairs. A Leader

of Men, Loyal to the Best Traditions of His Party,

but Intensely an American. Maintaining a Splen-

did Independence. The Forlorn Hope in the Race

for Election as Mayor of New York City.

CHAPTER VI.-RANCHING IN THE BAD LANDS

109

Comrade with the Cowboys. Wins the Confidence and

Esteem of Hunters, Ranchmen and Pioneers.

“Busting” Bronchos. Adventures with Wild

Beasts. Thrilling Fight with a Grizzly.

CHAPTER VII.-- ROOSEVELT AS AN AUTHOR

129

First Author to Become President. Beginning as Edi-

tor of His College Paper, He Develops Striking

Literary Talent. Success of His First Work,

“Naval War of 1812,” “Winning of the West,'

"The Strenuous Life and other Essays," "

""Oliver

Cromwell." A Voluminous Writer.

CHAPTER VIII.- HOME LIFE AND RELIGIOUS TENDENCIES 153

Romance of His Boyhood. In the Home and Family.

"All Children Should Have Just as Good a Time

as They Possibly Can.” Holding to the Faith of

His Fathers. An American Citizen Can Take His

Bible and the Constitution of the United States into

the Caucus.

CHAPTER IX.-CRUSADE FOR THE MERIT SYSTEM 170

Roosevelt's Work in the New York Legislature Bears

Fruit. Appointed Civil Service Commissioner by

President Harrison. Shows Great Preparation for

the Work. Offends Spoilsmen of Both Parties.

Ably Supported in the Senate and House.

CHAPTER X.-PURIFYING CITY POLITICS

183

Roosevelt Appointed President of Police Board of the

City of New York. I Will Enforce the Law.”

Merit System Governs in Police Force. Sunday

Closing Law Made Operative. Attempted Assas-

sination by Dynamite.

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