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THE PRINCETON UNION
BY R. O. DUNN.
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9MIOH FIRST ST EAST OF COURTHOUSB
(J. I. STAPLES,
THOS. H. PR0W5B
FRANK DAY ON JACOBSON.
"The people have confidence in J. F.
Jacobson. He is honest and unpur
chasable. tie was never controlled
for a minute in his life by the interests
and he refuses to "bend the pregnant
knee that thrift may follow fawning.
From the flat-tin County Sentinel,"
Frank Day's Paper.
Of course the grain gamblers of
Minneapolis and Duluth are against
Mr. Job was a very patient gentle
man but he pales into insignificance
alongside of the patient Mr. Bryan.
A big gasbag [balloon] alighted at
Dunlap last week, says an Iowa press
dispatch. Has Van Sant crossed the
The re-election of Johnson would
mean, of course, the continuance in
office of Governor Day, to whom
Johnson plays second fiddle.
Ha^te you been honored with^a
"personal letter" from Governor
Johnson, written by a ten-dollar per
week clerk and a rubber stamp?
Because J. F. Jacobson does not
array himself in purple and fine linen
he is objectionable to the cane-sucking
dudes and silk-stocking codfish-and
herring aristocracy of the Twin Cities.
"Personal letters" from the gover
nor are being scattered broadcast
over the state, and some of the recip
ients really believe that the governor
actually dictated and attached his
signature to the same.
It is rather late in the day for
Attorney General Young to apologize
for his ill-mannered letter to the
Duluth Herald prior to the republican
state convention. But in the "inter
est of harmony" his explanation goes
for the time being.
In its boiler plate the kitchen cab
inet announces that Jacobson is being
coached by the bosses. Jacobson is
fully capable of coaching himself and
writing his own addresses. On the
other side Johnson is not only being
coached by the "interests," but is
running his campaign on the interests'
Mr. O'Day to the kitchen cabinet:
If that man Jacobson would only
dodge some of the live issues it would
be much easier sailing for Governor
John, but he is such a determined cuss
that he tackles every question which
arises and in\ ariably gets the best of
the argument Things look black to
They roasted an ox up at Madison
the other day in honor of Jacobson
and about a thousand people partook
and pronounced it excellentan ex
hibition on the part of republicans
which bodes well for the popular
nominee.Granite Falls Tribune.
And down at Albert Lea upon the
same day Johnson roasted Jacobson,
which also accrued to the advantage
of the latter and disadvantage of the
Talking about Belshazzar feasts.
How about that sumptuous dinner
given in St Paul, at the close of the
last session of the legislature, at which
the only guest present besides officers
of the steel trust was Governor John
A. Johnson? More than that, every
man sprang to his feet and said
"Ho"' when the host proposed the
health of our next presidentJohn A.
Few men are better informed on
matters pertaining to taxation than
Hon. Daniel Anderson of Cambridge.
He has served as county auditor and
as a member of the state board of
equalization for many years. In last
week's issue of the Cambridge Inde
pendent he comes out squarely against
the wide open tax amendmentin fact
he is opposed to all the amendments.
We are of the opinion that the good
roads amendment, and the amendment
authorizing legislation that will re
quire educational qualifications in a
county superintendent of schools
should be adopted.
THE TtMEER -THIEVES.
Jacobson, it seems, is talking out.
He is reported to have said at a meet
ing in an up state village:
We call taking the state's timber
'trespass,'but I call it stealing, and
those responsible should be treated the
same as any other thief. If I should
get to be governor 1 pledge you I will
do all in my power to have such given
its true name and send all concerned
By the way, wasn't Governor John
son, too, going to pub timber tres
passers in stripes. Possibly he
forgotten. At all events, although
willful trespass has been proven in a
number of cases since he was gover
nor, we have heard nothing of crim
inal prosecutions and the "timber
thieves" are still at large.Northfield
In 1904 Mr. Johnson had the earnest
support of almost every timber baron
in the stateone of them boasts that
he expended $100,000 in his behalf that
year. Two years ago Mr. Johnson
again found favor in the eyes of the
saw-logs' nabobs. This year, the
pine barons are with Johnson to a
man. Tom Shevlin, the man the Days
have repeatedly denounced as a
pine-thief, is betting his money on
Johnson. The Johnson newspapers
are treating the lumbermen very
nicely this year. Their editors "have
been instructed to cut out such phrases
as "rascally pine thieves" and
"piratical timber barons." Why?
Mr. Hearst's stateroom on Union
Pacific train No. 2 was broken into by
a deputy sheriff at Omaha last Thurs
day night and papers served on the
millionaire editor notifying him that
suit for $600,000 had been brought
against him for slander by Governor
Haskell of Oklahoma, in the Douglas
county, Nebraska, district court.
Plaintiff charges, among other things,
that on September 20, 1908, defendant
maliciously, wantonly and wickedly
spoke at Memphis, Tenn., and twoport,
days thereafter published in his paper,
the Chicago Examiner, a libel setting
forth that he (Haskell) was an agent
of the Standard Oil company and that
the democratic party had altered its
platform to suit the requirements of
the Standard Oil company and thethat
plaintiff. While developments since
September seem to have proven that
Mr. Hearst's statements were in the
main true, yet, under the libel laws,
this does not justify such statements.
The old saying, "the greater the truth
the greater the libel," still holds good
A Rochester paper asked Governor
Johnson if he would give up hiscommitted
lecture contracts should he be elected
governor. As usual, the wily John
evaded the question. He is quoted
as saying in reply that he had had an
offer from a lyceum bureau to give 200
lectures at $200 apiece, but had made
it conditional upon his retirement to
private life. When his nomination
came he accepted the latter, thus giv
ing up a sure $40,000 for an uncer
tain $7,500. Then he inquired would
the editor who propounded the inter
rogatory give up $32,500 for therstate
It will be noticed that
the governor did not say he would
give up lecturing foi hire if he was
successful at the polls. Then the in
sufferable egotism of the man in in
sinuating that for love of the state he
threw away $32,500' Governor John
son may be possessed of many virtues,
but candor and modesty are
among the number.
In Chippewa county Governor John
son inveighs against the steel trust
and lets it be understood that he
favors a tonnage tax on iron ore. In
St. Louis he loudly announces that he
would veto a tonnage tax bill. He
would be justified in vetoing such a
measure, but we question his sincerity,.
If he means what he says why nOt
say what he means in Chippewa as
well as in St. Louis county?
Mr. Huhn, the republican nominee
for mayor of Minneapolis, seems, from
the platform Which he has adopted, to
be the proper man for the place. Be
sides this he is conducting a clean
campaignsaying nothing deroga
tory of the present municipal adminis
trationand his addresses clearly
show that he is a brainy, broadminded
Turkey will always be a source of
trouble to the civilized world until
the rascally, polygamous sultan is
driven from the throue and the empire
is christianized^* -4 **it*
,_ ^JTHiiLPaiNOETONJJJ^XOKj^ THUK&DAY, OCTOBER 2S3,1908.
jmicxri.ous TRESPASS CLAIMS.
Two years ago, in his opening
speech of the campaign at Red Wing,
GovernorJohnson made some ridicu
lous claims with reference to trespass
committed on state lands. At that
time he claimed that he was instru
mental in turning into the state treas
ury many thousands of dollars for
trespass committed under the former
state auditor, and that hundreds of
thousands of dollars more would be
We proved by a statement
over the state auditor's signature,
dated Oct. 22, 1906, that the total
amount collected for timber cut in
trespass prior to 1905 was $2,819.67,
and it was through no fault of Audi
tor Dunn that that trespass was not
collected during his term of office
the fault lay with the attorney gen
In his keynote speech at Monte
video last month Governor Johnson
said: "The timber trespass collec
tions alone amount to $322,000."
The state auditor is the bookkeeper
of the state and he has an exact
record of every dollar paid into the
state treasury. Here is an extract
from a statement issued by State
Auditor Iverson under date of Octo
ber 15, 1908.
"In answer to your second ques
tion it appears by the records of this
department that the payments into the
state treasury on account of timber
trespass upon state lands from Jan.
1, 1905, to the present time is
$61,909.24. All of the above collec
tions are for timber cut without
"In addition to the above collec
tions, during the past two years we
have collected $13,500 on account of
short scale made by the surveyor
general, that is, the timber had been
regularly sold, but through error, or
otherwise, the amount of the timber
cut was found to be move than was
shown by the surveyor general's re
and this sum of $13,500 was -col
"You further asked how much Of
the amount collected was for eases
pending at the time of the inaugura
tion of Governor Johnson, January,
1905? I find that $7,109 was col
lected from cases which were pending,
is, where the trespass had been
detected and demands made, but set
tlement not yet effected."
Further comment is hardly, neces
sary. Auditor Iverson's statement
shows that the total amount collected
for trespass on state lands. since Mr.
Johnson became governor is $25.-
409.24, of which trespass $68,30Cfe01
was committed under his administra
tion, and only $7,109.23 for trespass
prior to his administration,
which amount would have been col
lected if he never had been governor.
The most charitable construction that
could be placed upon Governor John
son's ridiculous statement is that he
did not know what he was talking
about. It would not be polite or
permissible to accuse the governor of
the state and a presidential pos
sibility in the remote future of delib
erate misrepresentation. There is
just about as much foundation for
Governor Johnson's other pretentious
claims contained in his keynote speech
as there is for his trespass claims.
Governor Johnson is entitled to
first place as the great American
STATE BORROWS $l,OOO,O0O.
In flaring head lines the St. Paul
Dispatch of the 13th inst. announces,
Loan at Low Interest. State
Borrows $1,000,000 from Capital
National Bank at Four Per Cent."
Doesn 't it look as if there were some
truth in Mr. Jacobson's charge that
this is an extravagant state adminis
tration and that there is mismanage
ment? Increased valuation, increased
indirect taxes, increased direct tax
rate and yet the sjjiate is obliged to
borrow money perhaps another
million will be neededwith, whicjyjio
conduct its 'business!
i.1 i. i ,i
Johnson Clalinfo Everything.
~We are beginning to believe that
Governor JohnsOn is far from being
the saint 'we imagined him to be after
we read his speech in the Evening
Herald thatUie delivered in Duluth^on
Wednesday evening. If ever a man
was guilty of appropriating to himself
credit that belongs to others, Gover
nor Johnson on this occasion stands
guilty of this potty offense.Eveleth
Haupt at Zimmerman.
There is a treat in store for
people of Zimmerman and vicinity to
morrow evening, October 23, when
Hon. Charles C. Haupt, United States
district attorney for Minnesota, will
discuss state and national politics
from a republican standpoint. Mr.
Haupt is an able and interesting
talker and he should have a large
1 OPINIONS OF EDITORS 5
The Broadaxe supports J. F. Jacob
son becausee we know him to be
honest and true to the interests of the
people of this state. We despise a
trimmer. Froodwood Broadaxe
Codfish Aristocracy Against Jacobson
The Browns Valley Tribune com
ments on the fact that the codfish
aristocracy is against Jacobson. That
is true, but we still have the stockfish
aristocracy with us.Ortonville Her
The Outlook in Douglas County.
Republicans of Douglas county are
going to vote the national, state and
county tickets straight. There will be
no mutilating of the ticket this year,
and there is no reason for it.Evans
Jacobson is entitled to the vote of
every man in northern Minnesota for
the law, if he never accomplished
another thing while in the legislature.
The sale of hundreds of thousands of
dollars of cordwood has resulted from
the enactment of this measure.Ake
Never Intended to Make It
Gov. Johnson will not make that
speech making tour around the coun
try in the interest of Bryan's candi
dacy. The governor finds there is
plenty for him to do to look after his
own political interests right here in
Minnesota. A man named Jacobson
is making serious trouble for the gov
Will Give Jacobson Big Tote.
J. F. Jacobson will not speak in
Norman county this fall. Several of
our villages were anxious to get him
for a meeting, but as there are 86
counties in the state and only three
weeks time some of them had to be
passed by. His interests are being
well looked after, however, and he
will get a splendid vote in the county.
Norman County Index.
Page Entertains Right Idea.
From president all along down the
line, there isn't an office for which re
publicans cannot consistently vote
for their party candidates this year.
Everyone knows that there must be
political parties, and as every break
in the ranks weakens the party as a
whole, isn't it better to lend all the
strength possible to our own party?
Jealous of Jacobson's Record.
Governor Johnson complains that
Jacobson has too much to say about
his (Jacobson's) past record. Well,
it is a pretty substantial record to
talk about and we don't blame him
for referring to it frequently. Mr.
Jacobson is not obliged to purloin the
record of anyone else, but he is run
ning for governor on one of his own
making. Maybe if Johnson had a
record of his own he would talk about
it Mankato Free Press.
He Refused to Serve on Committee.
Now the democratic papers are wor
rying about Hon. R. C. Dunn! Mr.
Dunn, himself, seems to be perfectly
contented, and is loyally supporting
Mr. Jacobson. If Mr. Dunn, for in
stance, had been made chairman of
the republican state committee, a po
sition he would not have accepted,
just imagine the abuse he would now
be receiving from those same demo
cratic organs.St. Cloud Journal
Points of lew of Hashes and Johnson.
There are points of likeness between
the situation of Governor Hughes in
New York and of Governor Johnson
in Minnesota. Both are national fig
ures. Both are exceedingly popular.
Both have been constrained to make
the race for governor in order to help
the election of the party candidate for
This was not the whole considera
tion in either case. There was strong
pressure from the people for the nom
ination of Hughes, but we doubt if the
republican state machine would have
yielded to this had it 'not been rein
forced by the powerful pressure of the
president in the interest of Judge Taft.
Many democrats and some republi
cans in Minnesota desired the nomi
nation of Governor Johnson for a
third term, but we doubt if his resist
ance could have been overcome with
out outside pressure in the interest of
Mr. Bryan. Finally both hope Jor
electionor at least Hughes hopes a
larger majorityfrom the' votes of
persons who will not support the Test
of the state party ticket.
But all likeness between these two
candidates for governor disappears
when we contemplate their attitude in
campaign. Governor Johnson
disregards the larger national motive
which was most potent In bringing
about his nomination and pursues his
own personal success with a single
Though he has been so identified
with Bryan as to suffer by the asso-
Member of Congress-
"'"l pupi ft5g. wwip
County Auditor-E. E. WHITNEYRepublican
County Auditor-ALBERT ANDERSON-Democrat
County Treasurer-OTTO HENSCHELRepublican
County TreasurerWILLIAM NEELYIndependent
Register of DeedsFRANK GOULDINGRepublican
Register of Deeds-
County SurveyorR. S. CHAPMANRepublican
Ignj'iiij i W^III iiaiup
Put a cross-mark (X) opposite the name of each candi
date you wish to vote for in the squares indicated-by the
Member of Congress-CLARENCE B. MILLERRepublican
Member of CongressALEXANDER HALLIDAY Owner-
Representative-THOMAS H. HORTON-Republican
Representative-FRANK T. WHITE-Republican
Representative-RUFUS P. MORTON-Prohibition
Representative-OLE EMANUEL TOLIN-Public Ownership
Judge of Probate CourtWM. V. SANFORDRepublican
Judge of Probate CourtM. L. COKMANYDemocrat
Judge of Probate CourtWILLIAM CORDINER-Independent
Judge of Probate Court-
County AttorneyJOSEPH A. ROSSRepublican
Clerk of District CourtROBERT H. KINGRepublican
Clerk of District Court-
Superintendent of SchoolsGUY EWING Republican
Superintendent of Schools
1st District fL
County Commissioner ^T-rom TO^CJO T? IO-
County Commissioner NEL
CountydCommissioner) 3r District'
ciation in sane and prudent minds, he
ignores the national ticket in his cam
paign and refuses to make speeches
for Bryan in other states for fear of
losing republican votes in Minnesota.
Observe the different attitude of
Governor Hughes. Exposed to be
trayal by the republican machine at
home, used by the president only as
an instrument to secure Taft's elec
tion, having no hope or reliance ex-
6 55 a
cept in the confidence and admiration
of the people, he turns from his own
state to give the national republican
ticket more powerful and effective aid
than it is receiving from all the other
This is such a fine thing to do that
we can imagine Governor Hughes de
feated more gloriously than Governor
Johnson can be elected.Minneapolis