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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. DUNN.
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O. I. STAPLES,
Did you hear Perry Heath drop off
From world-wide peace we turn to
The senate has passed the Panama
treaty. Now throw dirt.
The attacks on Port Arthur still
continuein the newspapers.
Russia is without patriotism. This
is the death of any nation in time.
Hatchet-faced people were quite
common last Monday. It was Wash
St. Paul is thinking of abolishing
its cow paths. Not so here. We use
them for lovers' lanes.
Haven't heard any one kicking
about soft roads in these parts. They
are harder than bricks.
Hanna left a fortune of $3,000,000.
He started a poor man and way down
at the bottom of the ladder also.
It is reported that the dowager em
press of China is dead. If she is not
there is a place about her size "over
there" where she might find a resting
A woman is going around the coun
try delivering a lecture on "Over
Palestine on Horseback." She
doesn't say which way she rode the
Who were the senators that wanted
to make Queen Lil a present of $150,-
000. On the pasasge of such a bill in
the senate the other day there was a
"Meadow Lark" is the name of our
new correspondent from Pease. It's
a little early for birds of this kind,
but come in out of the cold and make
yourself at home.
It wouldn't be a bad idea if Lent was
taken on the installment plan through
out the whole year. Too much fasting
all at once is apt to increase the living
speed later on to a degree of fastness.
It is said that in the city of Dresden
they fine you fifty cents for leaving
the window open when practicing on
the piano. What a blessing it would
be if American cities and tillages
would only get that Dresden ordinance
and copy it.
The newspapers of the country are
going to fight the paper combine and
for the removal of the duty on wood
pulp. The people have got to pay
tribute to the trusts for the print paper
they get their news on and also for
the oil thej read the news by.
One of the minority leaders in con
gress wanted that body to have Wash
ington's farewell address read, and
then adjourn, but the house refused to
do so, the Republicans opposing ad
journment. If Washington had been
there he probably would have told
them to saw wood.
The Lanesboro Leader issued a very
attractive edition last week and pub
lished a full report of the semi-annual
convention of the English conference
of the United Norwegian Lutheran
church of America. Four extra pages
were printed and many half-tone cuts
illustrated the edition which was a
credit to the publisher.
Former U. S. Senator Carter of
Montana, who is not a very slow kind
of a public man, says that Grover
Cleveland can have the Democratic
nomination for president if he wants
it. He also says that President Roose
velt will be nominated by the Repub
licans and his election is assured.
That being the case what's the use of
Grover being disturbed.
The Japs are still doing business
at the same old stand. There have
been all kinds of rumors of battles by
land and by sea, with victories for the
Japs, who it is claimed captured four
Russian torpedo-boat destroyers. The
Japs used Russian signals as a rule
again and it worked all right. The
Russians are not Russian things very
fast just at the present time.
It looks like General Dick would
succeed the late. Marcus Hanna as
United States senator from Ohio. The
Ohio legislature will vote for Hanna's
successor on March 1 and 2.
At the first butter contest conducted
by the federal government at Chicago
this week two Minnesota butter makers
were awarded premiums. They were
H. C. Hansen of Smith Mills who
scored 97, and H. A. Goetsch of Money
Creek who scored 96J
The St. Paul Globe cartoonist got
right at the core of the whole thing
the other day when he made a cartoon
showing a snail marked "Universal
Peace" poised on a tomb in a ceme
tery. As the snail looked about it in
quired "Why, where is everybody?"
This is ]ust exactly the whole thing,
not in a nutshell but a snail shell.
Diamonds have been advanced in
price five per cent the last few days.
Assessors will please take notice and
govern themselves accordingly. There
will however, be little occasion for any
of the ordinary assessors to be trou
bled about such a matter as this, for
any man who has diamonds about his
premises is generally proof against
any meddlesome assessor.
A frozen pumpkin which a Missouri
woman was thawing in an oven ex
ploded with such a force that the stove
was made a heap of scrap iron, while
the kitchen furniture was shattered and
the windows were blown out. Here's
a pointer for the Japs who might use
Missouri pumpkins with telling effect
on the Russians. For war purposes
the Missouri mule isn't in it with the
pumpkin from the same state.
Hanna leaves a great void in the
ranks of his party, but great men's
places have many times been filled be
fore. We cannot expect to rely upon
one man or a set of men, be their
judgment ever so good. The people
must learn to rely upon themselves.
No government ever offered such
grand opportunities for the people to
govern themselves, and yet in many
cases the people fail to appreciate
Horse dealers say that there is a
scarcity of horses in the country and
that for this reason the price of a good
team runs as high as $500. This is
a fact, provided that you want a pair
of matched coach horses. This scarc
ity of farm horses has been harped
on by dealers for the last six years.
There is some truth in the statement,
but either the dealers intend to sing the
same song forever or else the farmers
have quit raising horses altogether.
It is claimed that the real birthplace
of the Republican party was at Exeter.
N. H., and that the name was chosen
by Hon. Amos Tuck of that] place
October 12th, 1853. Tuck was a Free
Soil leader in that state, and had just
returned to New Hampshire after serv
ing six years in congress, where he
had taken a firm stand against the ex
tension of slavery. After all it is im
material about the time and place.
Principles and records are what count
and the G. O. P. has a few to its
The wheat market is traveling in an
air ship at the present time. At Chi
cago last week the market started to
break away from the dollar mark and
easily went beyond that price, climb
ing up to over $1.04, reaching $1.07 on
Monday and getting up to $1.08^ the
next day. At Minneapolis Tuesday
the market went up to $1,033^ and
closed at an even dollar for May and
July wheat. At Duluth the same day
May opened at $1.02% and closed at
99%. It is a nerve-shattering and a
gambler's market at the present time.
Russia has at last abolished the
censorship on all news and other tele
grams going abroad. A report says
that the lifting of the embargo, which
has existed for generations, upon the
free transmission of news from the
Russian empire came as a direct re
sult of consideration of the subject by
the czar himself, and in some respects
this abolition is regarded here as the
most important act since the emanci
pation of the serfs. Perhaps if Russia
gets it in the neck a few more times
she will begin to get civilized. She
wants to butt in with the world just a
little bit more. Russia may not be
half as bad as pictured, but it is her
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Many of the large timber owners of
the country are calling on the bureau
of forestry of the government for
working plans for the cutting and
conserving of many tracts of timber.
The bureau of forestry has been de
monstrating the value of such work
and its experts are kept busy offering
suggestions to timber owners who are
beginning to realize what the work
means and the great value that it is
to timber preservation. Mr. Fred
erick Weyerhauser, president of the
Weyerhauser Timber Co., has signed
an agreement with the bureau of for
estry by which the bureau agrees to
prepare working plans for the conser
vative management of about 1,300,000
acres of the company's tiimber lands
in Washing-ton. By the agreement,
the Weyerhauser company agrees to
defray the living and traveling ex
penses of agents of the Bureau en
gaged in the work. The Northern
Pacific Railway Co. has also re
quested that the bureau of forestry
prepare working plans for its enor
mous timber land holdings in Wash
ington and Idaho. Last summer a
party of foresters made a study of the
Norway pine on the lands of certain
"Weyerhauser companies" near
Cloquet, Minn., and a working plan
for these lands is now in preparation.
"Administrative entity" of China
at the present time looks like thirteen
cents in a nutshell. It is the great de
sire of Uncle Samas well as some of
the other nations to preserve the in
tegrity of China and hold down the
war to Manchuria and Korea, with
Japan and Russian of course thrown
in, as there will be nothing to prevent
the billigerants from roaming all over
those countries if they have the nerve
and inclination to do so. But China
is a very delicate matter with many of
the European nations, and the note of
Secretary Hay does not seem to have
met with a hearty O. K. by some of the
powers. In the meantime the war
goes on and there is no telling how
many fences and walls the dogs of war
With each recurring birthday of
"the Father of his Country" comes an
observance of the day that is indica
tive of patriotism' and loyalty. The
character of Washington was iffofc
alone for his time, but for all time.
His life was more than a footprint in
the sands of time. It was a great
flashlight for the ages. It measured
full the scale of all human virtues and
attributes. He was great in war and
equally great in peace. The soul of
honor, and possessed of great dignity,
yet his whole nature seemed to har
monize with the masses. He was self
sacrificing and unyielding in his
loyalty to country. His example of
true and noble citizenship will endure
to the end of all human government.
'i ~M-I "up i-i unnjr^uir^.
A lawyer's brief is seldom the soul
The warm waves are just a trifle
Is the new woman to be a wasp-waist
How old is Ann? Well, old enough
Russia is slightly disfigured but still
If this weather doesn't let up we pity
the lap of spring.
The weather has been sub-zeroed
about long enough.
The fellow who is always taking
"chasers" is sure to have snakes.
A boy is sure to be rough if you
constantly keep at him with nots.
Russia can annihilate nihilists and
Jews, but the Japsthat is different.
The wisdom teeth in some people are
always connected with their stomachs.
Old maids should never look 4-lorn
this yearwhich should be their year
The war correspondents haven't got
in good working order yet. They are
On account of the war tea will ad
vance five cents a pound. This will
make steeped tea.
Horseshoers as a rule never do
much kicking. They see the evil re
sults of it in their business.
Some of those war views from cable
descriptions that are appearing in the
daily press'are real stunners.
Booth Tarkington writes from Italy
that an Italian barber is working on
a baling machine to press Mark
THE PRINCETON UNION:r THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1904.
POLITICAL COMMENT i
The Plain Truth of It
Bob Dunn has declared himself on
the merger question as unequivocally
as is possible for the English language
to state. Now, let us hear from Col
lins, who has thus far been hiding in
the brush.Windom Reporter.
Wire Pullers at Work.
Let every Dunn man speak a good
word to his neighbor, and have him
attend the primaries in the interest of
Dunn and honest government. We
speak of this in time so that no one
can say he had made promises before
hand to some other man. When the
people in the country are confronted
with the fact that the greatest political
wire-pullers in the State are fixing
things to nominate a man who is the
tool of the State capitol ring they will
be in dead earnest to turn them down.
Lake Crystal Union.
No Second Choice.
The Sun has no second choice.
Roosevelt for prseident Dunn for
governor.Spring Valley Sun.
Strong Bid for Support.
A little fifty page pamphlet, issued
by a committee in Princeton, entitled
"Hon. R. C. Dunn's Record, Taken
from the Books and Records of the
State Auditor's Office," reached us last
week. It is sent out, of course, as an
electioneering argument and if the
statements therein made cannot be
disputed, is certainly a strong bid for
support and public confidence.Ben
The Childs Episode.
When the corporations were fighting
for control of the tax commission and
against the appointment of Mr. Childs,
it was Mr. Dunn that held out for his
appointment, and sprung a surprise
on corporations by having the appoint
ment made. They didn't want Childs
thenmost of them don't want Dunn
Heart Is Bight and Head is Level.
The Red Wing Republican thus de
scribes Bob Dunn: "His heart is as
right as his head is level." If a prize
had been offered for a campaign
slogan the Republican would be an
easy winner.Ortonville Herald-Star.
With the People.
Bob Dunn's stand on the merger
question is in line with the attitude of
the State administration. The Col
lins newspapers which have been in
dustriously circulating reports to the
contrary and claiming everybody
would be for Dunn if this question was
settled, now qualify the statement.
Mr. Dunn's position is consistent and
in line with the statement he made
when he announced his candidacy, but
the Collins papers have persistently
endeavored to divert public sentiment
by creating a false impression. You
will always find Bob Dunn with the
people, his record shows it.Brain
There is no Doubt.
The Herald is in receipt of a book
let entitled. "Hon. R. C. Dunn's Rec
ord as State Auditor." A plain story
taken from the records and books
while Mr. Dunn was auditor. Mr.
Dunn was one of the best auditors
the State ever had and we believe no
one will dare to say anything against
him on that score. There is no doubt
but what Mr. Dunn will make one of
the best governors the State will ever
have should he be elected.Clara City
The Dunn gubernatorial wave is
daily increasing in power, until it
threatens to reach the magnitude of a
tidal wave, and sweep his opponents
from the race. The Enterprise wants
to see the best Republican in the race
nominated for governor, and we hon
estly believe that Dunn is the man.
Winnibago City Enterprise.
A Popular Candidate.
Bob Dunn is truly a popular can
didate. He is to-day the undoubted
choice of a large majority of the vot
ers of the State, and were it not for
the fact that the State administration,
with its horde of office-holders and
pie-eaters, are fighting him tooth and
toe nail, he would right now be the
acknowledged candidate of his party
for governor.Lester Prairie News.
The people have but little use for
the time-serving politician who trims
his sails to every breeze that agitates
the political atmosphere they rather
incline towards the manly, outspoken
individual whose speech is a reflection
of his thoughts. Such a man is Bob
Dunn, the next governor of Minnesota.
A Judicial Juggler.
The Collins papers insist that the
judge has resigned and his successor
has been appointed. And still Collins
is drawing his salary as judge of the
supreme court and Douglas is attend
ing to his own duties as attorney gen
Rebounded as Boomerangs.
All sorts of untruthful statements
and attacks have been hurled at Bob
Dunn but all has been in vain. In
stead of harming Dunn's candidacy,
they have in every instance rebounded
#,s boomerangs into the judge's camp
and brought out more friends for ,the
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Princeton man. Mr. Dunn has so
successfully met and fully disproven
every charge made against him, touch
ing upon his past political career and
has gained many ardent supporters.
The Company he Keeps.
The people haven't so much objec
tion to Collins as they have to the
crowd he is tied to. When they want
Jim Martin for governor they will
doubtless prefer to elect him outright.
On the Convincing Order.
The most skeptical anti-Dunn man
in the State cannot but be convinced,
after reading the little book issued by
the Princeton Dunn club, that General
Childs spoke the truth when he said
"If ever a man earned the gratitude of
the people oft he State it is Mr
Consistently for the People.
The Princeton Dunn club, of Prince
ton, Minn., has issued a pamphlet,
containing a record of the things R.
C. Dunn accomplished for the benefit
of the tax payers of the State while
he was in office as State auditor.
They contain much valuable inform
ation and show emphatically Mr.
Dunn's position with regard to rail
roads to have been consistently for
the people and against the roads.
I the Saddle.
Bob Dunn's headquarters will be
"in the saddle." He says he will not
open any official headquarters in
either city at any time during the cam
paign.Br ainerd Tribune.
A Page Pull of 'Em,
The Morton Enterprise printed a
whole page of newspaper clippings
favorable to Bob Dunn this week.
Wonder if Cheney of the Journal can
see them, if so we advise him to count
the number of papers.Belview Inde
R. C. Dunn is progressing finely in
his campaign for governor. From all
parts of the State come assurances of
support and if this keeps up until the
State convention meets he will be
nominated by an overwhelming major
Convicted of Trickery.
The attempt of the opposition papers
to R. C. Dunn to cast reflections upon
his honesty would need more than a
passing notice if they did not convict
themselves of trickery in the contest
and Dunn of honesty in each particu
Good Clean Record.
The Bugle is in receipt of a booklet
from R. C. Dunn's headquarters, set
ting forth his good points 'and detail
ing what he has done for the people
who kept him in their employ for two
terms as State auidtor. Mr. Dunn
has a good clean record.Beltrami
Not the Shadow of a Doubt.
There is not the shadow of doubt
relative to the strength of R. C.
Dunn's gubernatorial candidacy. He
will certainly recieve the Republican
nomination unless appearances are
more deceiving than ever before.
A Merger Pace.
No man in Minnesota has so fear
lessly enforced the laws of the State
against private corporations as Ras
Dunn. His record is an open book.
As to the merger in particular Dunn
has repeatedly declared that he would
enforce to the letter every law
upon the statute books and if these
laws are not sufficient he will bend
every influence toward securing laws
that are sufficient. Even Judge Col
lins and the Van Sant administration
which is supporting him. who claim
to be the simon pure anti-merger
article, have not gone so far as this.
R. C. Dunn has been a money-saver
to the State and has repeatedly stood
for the people as against corporate
interests and influences. His acts
stand out so prominently, and his in
tegrity and fidelity to his official duties
are so well known, that argument
would seem to be superfluous as to
whom would be the best available can
didate for the gubernatorial chair.
Before and After.
In holding up Judge Collins as an
anti-merger candidate the professional
office-seekers who are backing him
take good care not to remind the pub
lic of his former well-known friendli
ness to corporate interests. Judge
Collins has been before the public in
an official capacity a long time, and
until the recent announcement of his
candidacy, even his closest friends
never suspected him of being so
chronicly anti-merger as some would
have us now think.Swanville News.
Anent the Interview.
Bob Dunn's interview of last week
fairly paralyzed his political oppon
ents. It was a squared-toed declara
tion and must have sent a little tuber
cular moisture up the spinal column
of his adversaries.Eveleth Star.
The Times is in rceeipt of a booklet
containing a record of Bob Dunn
while State auditor, compiled by the
Princeton Dunn club. The book shows
that during his entire terms he advo-
taxing corporations and in a
number of instances the State was
made richer by his exertions,. The
book contains hard nuts for the op
position to crack.Grove City Times.
Behind the Scenes.
So the Collins people are trying to
befuddle the people by accusing Dunn
of being a railroad candidate, while
they quietly run down to Jim Hill's
office and solicit boodle to run their
campaign with. Great heads.Elk
The gubernatorial fight is on in
earnest, "and the boom for R. C.
Dunn seems to be widespread and
firmly rooted," as the Waconia
Patriot remarks, and that seems to be
the general sentiment.Gibbon Ga
What It Looks Like.
It looks like Bob Dunn. Every
thing politically seems to be running
that way.Janesville Argus.
Misrepresentation and Abuse.
The Minneapolis Journal, as an ad
ministration organ, instead of telling
the public what to expect from their
candidate, Judge Collins, is devoting
all his ammunition to misrepresenting
or abusing Bob Dunn. A poor way to
build up the cause of the machine.
Better "shinny on your own side."
I SAID BY SENATOR HANNA
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J| National Magazine. 4
I have always been a firm believer
in the power of education, whether in
politics, religion or business and
there has never been a people pore
susceptible to the power and influence
of education than the American peo
The campaign of 1896 was to me an
education, and brought home the belief
that human nature is pretty much the
same all the world over that the fund
amental basis of right success, as it
appears to me, is fairness and justice
and that the simpler the proposition
can be made the more effective it is go
ing to be with the people at large.
There is no more engrossing ques
tion than that of the relation between
labor and capital, which seems the
paramount iirsue to-day.
With our beloved country, possessed
of greater physical advantages than
any other portion of the globe pos
sessed of the benefits of a cosmopolitan
population standing foresmost in the
ranks of social industry and advance
ment, we have a heavy responsibility
in proportion to the blessings we en
joy. The tendency has been to study
economics purely from a political
standpoint, and my experience has led
me to believe that there are social and
moral phases of the relations between
labor and capital often lost sight of
in the eager pursuit of gain.
It must never be forgotten that or
ganized labor is an older institution
than organized capital. The instinct
of workingmen to band together to
protect themselves is no more to be
wondered at than the same instinct
when shown on the part of capital.
The decayed code of principles and
policy that has no true harmony with
spirit of the agewhich is Busi
nessis passing away.
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No one who is acquainted with union
labor for the past five years can fail
to recognize the wonderful advance
ment that has been made in conserva
tive, cool-headed, and thoroughly
practical management of these mat
ters by the workingmen themselves.
Every man is vulnerable in some
part, and it is a rare thing to find any
man proof against methods of kind
ness and justice. Labor organiza
tions may be open to sharp criticism
at times, but it cannot be fairly stated
that they are always wrong. If every
man is treated as a man, and an ap
peal made to his heart, as well as to
his reason, it will establish a bond of
confidence as a sure foundation to
Fairness and justice will never agree
to the confiscation of the products of
one's man's toil in order to insure
comfort to the idle and worthless. The
old law of compensation is operative
now as ever.
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No "ism" is wanted by the Ameri
can people that will take from any
citizen the just and equitable reward
of his labor.
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If there is any one subperb virtue
that the American people possess it is
courage in grappling with the issues
of the future, and I do not think there
will ever be a faltering note in this re
spect, no matter what the obstacle, no
matter what the difficulty may be.
Both capital and labor must yield
in time to the great law of fair deal
ing, man to man. In proportion to a
man's ambitions and his ability to
earn for himself a betterment of his
condition, there will be a striving on
his part to attain his ideals.