Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn  Hard Cover

Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn Hard Cover

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Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn Hard Cover
 
Iron Hunter, The by Chase Osborn
Hard Cover  Autobiography
Copyright 1919   Writing inside front cover and first page, stamped Garrett Biblical Institute
316 pages

CONTENTS   PAGE
WOLVES - HUMAN AND OTHERWISE .1
II WHAT'S IN YOUR NAME OR MINE? .15
III NATURAL BORN REBELS  22
IV POVERTY THAT CRAMPS AND THEN EXPANDS THE SOUL  37
V WILD BOYHOOD DREAMS FILL MY MIND AND
I ACT UPON THEM  48
VI SWEPT INTO THE HUMAN MAELSTROM OF CHICAGO  60
VII I DRIVE A COAL WAGON -^ PILE LUMBER - CAPTURE A MURDERER AND DOCK WALLOP IN MILWAUKEE   68
VIII MARRIED ON CREDIT I GIVE MY BRIDE A FIVE CENT BOUQUET AND WE TAKE A WEDDING TRIP ON A STREET CAR . . 81
IX I UNDERTAKE THE STUDY OF IRON ORE AND ENGAGE IN EXPLORATION AND PROSPECTING 89
X MY FIRST TRIP INTO THE TRACKLESS WILDS
OF UNEXPLORED CANADA  94
XI CHARMED BY THE BEAUTY OF SAULT DE SAINTE MARIE AND FASCINATED BY ITS ENVIRONS I CHOOSE IT AS A HOME FOR LIFE 102
XII I AM USED AS A POLITICAL FULCRUM BY JAY HUBBELL TO PRY OUT SAM STEPHENSON   113
XIII THE SACRIFICE OF GENERAL ALGER TO APPEASE POLITICAL BLOOD HOWLERS .. 121
XIV MY ASSOCIATION WITH HAZEN S. PINGREE PLUNGES ME INTO POLITICS DEEPER THAN EvER   127
XV I BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR TO SUCCEED HAZEN S, FINGREE . . . 137
XVI THE POETRY, CHARM, ROMANCE AND USEFULNESS OF IRON ORE   145
XVII IRON ORE BACTERIA   153
XXIII READING THE STORY OF THE STONES AS PRINTED ON THE PAGES OF THE EARTH'S SURFACE   159
XIX GREAT LEAN OUTCROPPING OF IRON ORE UNSEEN UNDER THE VERY EYES OF THE WORLD   165
XX INTO THE HEART OF THE ARCTIC LAPLAND WHERE THE MYSTERIES ARE ATTUNED TO THE MUFFLED FOOTFALLS OF SILENCE . . 174
XXI DEPOSITS OF IRON ORE AND BEDS OF COAL UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE POLE . 184
XXII A STARVATION HIKE TO HUNT FOR A HIDDEN RANGE OF IRON ORE   190
XXIII FATHERLY ATTITUDE OF JOHN W. GATES AND JOHN J. MITCHELL   202
XXIV EATING MOOSE MEAT FROM ONE YEAR'S END TO ANOTHER AT THE MOOSE MOUNTAIN CAMP   210
XXV SIR DONALD MANN PROPOSES TO USE DOUBLE-BITTED AXES AS WEAPONS IN A DUEL WITH A RUSSIAN COUNT . . . . 215
XXVI WORLD WORKERS IN IRON IN ALL AGES . . 223
XXVII CONCENTRATION OF LEAN ORES IN THE UNITED STATES - SIDERITE MAGNETITE
XXIX MESABA RANGE IN MINNESOTA, THE GREATEST IRON ORE DISTRICT THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN   249
XXX CONSIDERATION OF CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, WOODROW WILSON AND OTHERS IN SEARCHING FOR A SUCCESSOR TO JAMES B. ANGELL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN . .   257
XXXI TOM MAY'S KERRY PHILOSOPHY A SOCIAL THERMOMETER   265
XXXII I AM ELECTED GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN   268
XXXIII I START A FIGHT AGAINST THE SALOON THAT KEEPS UP TO THE END . . . . 278
XXXIV FIGHTING FOR THE LIFE OF MICHIGAN AGAINST THE HUMAN BLOODSUCKERS THAT SUBSIST ON SOCIETY EVERYWHERE .   280
XXXVMY PART IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN OF 1912   289
XXXVI OFF FOR MADAGASCAR, ASIA AND AFRICA FOR A LONG TOUR IN THE UNUSUAL PARTS OF THE EARTH   293
XXXVII SOME REFERENCES . TO BURMA, CEYLON, COCHIN-CHINA, TURKESTAN, PERSIA . . 298
XXXVIII I DISCOVER ANOTHER GREAT IRON ORE RANGE THAT WILL SOME DAY HELP TO SUPPLY THE WORLD.   305
XXXIX MANY PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN AGAIN URGE ME

STATEMENT
Cellini states that all men of whatsoever quality they be, who have done anything of excellence, or which may properly resemble excellence, ought, if they are persons of truth and honesty, to describe their life with their own hands; but they ought not to attempt so fine an enterprise until they have passed the age of forty. And so, he says, in a work like this there will always be found occasion for natural bragging.
Guizot wrote the history of France after undertaking to tell it to his grandchildren as they sat about his knee.
When my friend Emerson Hough, added his urging to that of my children and grandchildren, I first gave a serious though to it. My father had a great prejudice against autobiographies. This he communicated to me congenitally.
I am not abnormally modest, I think, but I rebelled at the idea of writing about myself. It staged my ego too prominently.
"The fact is:, said Mr. Hough, "you unconsciously possess such a Gargantuan ego that you think you must conceal it by a false show of modesty. If you were really modest, you would not think of you ego, but would as willingly write of yourself as of another."
Others supported him. And even with it all I feel like explaining the reason why I consented to try.
I confess I am glad to have my Marco Polo and Abbe Huc and my Stephenson and Roosevelt and Sidney. And I should set great store by it if I had a life of my own grandfather.
Probably the decision to set down what follows grew from the belief that the opportunities of life in America are as numerous as they ever were. If I, as an average American, and that is all I claim to be or wish to be, can have done the things that engaged my existence, others may also have enlivened hope.
With gratefulness to God for His mercy and protection and providence and for all the wondrous blessings I have enjoyed, I submit, as incomplete, a sketch of some of the work of my life.
I vied the future for my county, my family, my friends and myself cheerfully and hopefully, in the light of God's love and His merciful direction.
Chase S. Osborn, Sault de Sainte Marie, Michigan, December, 1918


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