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the Northern Pacific offered to Gov
ernor Lirid a compromise. He replied
that the question should be settled in
the courts, on its merits.
The week after he left the capitol,
said Governor Lind, the case was com-
romised The state really had noth
to compromise. If a man contracts
to build thirty feet of a wall and only
builds twenty-seven, he cannot collect
in the courts. I the next biennial
repor^ Mr. Dunn calls the compromise
satisfactory. The compromise con
sisted of letting the company keep the
13,000 acres already deeded and giv
ing it enough more to make 35,000
State Clerks Get the Land.
I wish the record ended there,"
said Mr. Lind, "but there is, unfor
tunately, more to be said. I have
learned some things in connection with
that grant, partly by accident and
partly by investigation. When in Ait
kin county last week I went to the
office of the register of deeds and
looked up certain tracts that were con
\eyed bv this grant. I found that one
piece was immediately conveyed by
the railroad company to Charles
"Warner, a foimer cleik in Mr. Dunn's
office Another was conveyed to D.
M. W. Hill, a friend of Mr. Dunn's.
Two other tracts, in Martin and Pipe
stone counties, were conveved to George
A. Fhnn, who was then chief land
clerk in the auditor's office."
Mr. Lind then read from a letter
written bv G. Haugan, controller
of the Milwaukee road. In this letter
Mr. Haugan told of selecting the tract
in Martin county, the NE*4 of the
NWH of section 31-101-31, as part of
the Southern Minnesota's land grant.
The state got patent to it as swamp
land, and a deed was made out to the
railroad company, which Governor Lind
refused to sign. The attorney general,
however, decided that the company was I the following day.
entitled to the grant. A new deed
was piepared, but, as Mr. Haugan tells
the story in his letter:
"Meanwhile, owing to a conspiracy
between the state land clerk and the
agent of the Northern Pacific Kailroad
companv, this tract and others were
included in deod to the Northern Pa
cific Railroad company as the successor
or owner of the Little Falls & Dakota
Kailroad company, and George A. Flinn,
as pay for his woik, received deed from
the Northern Pacific Kailroad compa
ny for this tract and one or two oth
ers. He again conveyed this tract to
a man by the name or George Gould.
Tne matter is now before the state
landofficet and I cannot tell what the
lesults will be. I is about as bare
faced an act as I have ever seen. The
most ungrateful part of the whole thing
is that I have supplied Mr. Flinn with
transportation for the last three years
for the purpose of keeping me posted
and looking after our interests the
state land department. The only ques
tion is whether it is worth while to
prosecute the claim to a finish, as the
value of the property is not great
enough for such a pmpose."
The audience howled its approval of
this home thrust, and Mr. Fhnn, who sat
on the platform, was the cynosure of
Audience Calls I "Graft."
The recoid of the Martin county
transaction is peculiar. I shows that
the 40-acre tract was sold by George A.
Flinn to W. Gould on a warranty
deed, Dec 2, 1901, before the state
deeded the land to the railroad com
pany. December 28, the state deed was
filed, and the same day another war
ranty deed from the lailroad company
to Geoige A. Fhnn, consideration
$487.84. This made good the deed
from Flinn to Gould, consideration $600.
The Pipestone county transaction was
conducted in the same way, bearing out
the Milwaukeo official's charge of col
lusion between the auditor's office and
the railroad. Commenting on this let
ter and record, Mr. Lind said:
Now, mv friends, I cannot say that
I sympathize very much with the con
troller. It appears to have been, a gold
brick transaction. (Laughter.) Now
supposing these things had occurred in
the city of Minneapolis, when the late
Mr. Ames was mayor. (Laughter.) What
would you have called them? What
would you have called these transac
tions? (Laughter, and voices from the
Dunn Said E Got Big Fee.
Mr. Lind then took up the Bierman
deed, where Mr. Dunn claims credit for
forcing the company to accept the land,
and placing it on the tax roll. He read
from Mr. Dunn's pamphlet, rehearsing
"You notice." said Mr. Lind, "that
he claims great credit for the transac
tion, for finding the oompany a pur-
Mr. Lind siirl that this was not in
itself reprehensible, tho it was rather
ticklish business tor the state auditor
to be in the land business However,
there were circumstances connected with
the case. He had heard it on the au
thority of Alvah Eastman of St. Cloud,
that in a conversation with Mr. Dunn,
the auditor had told him that he re
ceived a handsome fee for negotiating
The railroad company had labored for
years to have the old deed set aside,
and give them a new selection. This
had been refused by Governor Nelson,
and the attorney general declared this
action proper. Mr. Dunn in a letter to
Mr. Grover of the Great Northern de
clared that he had no authority to set
aside a deed or patent, signed by-Gov
"He changed his views later," said
Mr. Lind. "You have been led to be
lieve that Mr. Dunn compelled or in
duced the company to accept the old
deed. This was not true. You can go
to the state auditor's office tomorrow
morning and discover the old Biermann
Nelson deed, still on file, bearing this
indorsement, which I will now read you:
'Dated Sept. 26. 1894, state land office,
St. Paul, Minn.' This deed was never
accepted by tho Great Northern Kail
way oompany. The said company re-
's fused to accept when
the state. mutua agreement be
tween the state of Minnsota and the
Great Northern Kailway company this
J. deed is regarded as canceled.
Mr. Lind then explained that a now
deed was issued, conveying the same
lands with the exception of one tract of
New Deed Canceled Taxes.
"Now why this new deal?" he asked.
Why did he change the position which
he had taken so firmly upon the advice
of the attorney general of the state,
that Governor Nelson's act was final
and binding and could not be set aside
even by a succeeding governor? Why?
These lands scattered thru this state
in thirteen counties, had stood upon the
tax list for years, and tens of thousands
of dollars in school taxes had been as
sessed against them, and by a clever
stroke of the auditor's pen they were
dropped, and a new deed and a new
title given to the Great Northern Kail
way company." (Applause. A voice,
"Hit them again.")
Mr. Lind said that time forbade him
to handle the record in the Duluth &
Iron Range grant. This subject he had
already handled. By a mistake of the
state auditor's office there were cer
tified to the railroad company 43,000
acres of valuable state land. The rail
road company released them, but in the
compromise the state gave up its prior
right and gave the steel trust the right
to select lands until the last acre o
lands has been surveyed, and until six
months after the last acre of swamp
land in the counties of St. Louis, Lake 1 pose to let Mr. Peterson substitute bluff
Tuesday Evening, ^f^^^i^^^l
and Cook has been patented to the
More About Mabel Evans Lease.
I still pursue the record,'' said Mr.
Lind, "taking up the claims for Mr.
Dunn in the order they are made."
He then took up the case of the
famous "flatiron" tract on the Me
saba range near Virginia, leased" to Miss
Mabel Evans of Princeton. In select
ing this for the state, said Mr. Lind,
Mr. Dunn did his full duty.
wished he could forbear the further
facts in connection with this tract.
Mr. Lind then read the following af
Prior Claimant Turned Down.
State of Minnesota, County of Henne
Before me, the undersigned, C.
Dickey,-clerk of the district court of said
county, personally appeared this 31st day
of October. A. D. 1904, Pearl H. Smith,
who on his oath doth depose and say that
he resides in the city of Superior, state of
Wisconsin: That on the 12th day of
December, 1902, he called at the office of
the auditor and land commissioner of Min
nesota, at the state capitol building In the
city of St. Paul, for the purpose of ootain
ing a mineral lease on lot one (1), section
lowing, to-wit. Dec. 13, 1902, said Flinn
called upon affiant at the Ryan hotel, in
said city of St Paul, and in the presence
of said Bradshaw stated that he was un
able to give affiant any definite informa
tion legarding the matter, but would do
so within a few days and would write to
him at affiant's home address, ir. the
city of Superior, aforesaid.
That thereupon affiant returned home
and waited the promised letter from
said auditor's office, but receiving no let
ter from said Flir.n nor any word from the
office of said auditor and land commis
sioner, affiant again went to St. Paul, and
on or about the 29th day of December,
1902, in company with said Bradshaw,
called at said auditor's office to secure a
mineral lease on said property, when he
was informed by said Flinn that said au
ditor, Dunn, had upon Investi
gation, decided that as the title +o said
land was still in litigation and had not
yet become vested in the state of Minne
sota, that he, said Dunn, could not lease
Affiant further states that afterwards
and on the 4th day of Februarv, 190i he
again called at the office of said states
auditor and made application for a min
eral lease on said land, when he was In
formed by Mr. Iverson, then state audi
tor, that it was too late, as a lease there
of had been made to Mabel Evans of
Princeton, Minn., on the 30th day of De
Affiant further states that he was the
original homesteader of said land, having
made a claim thereto in 1S93, erecting a
dwellinghouse and maintained a resi
dence thereon for several years, and that
the efforts made by him to procure a
mineral lease of said land, as hereinbe
fore stated, were made solely in his own
behalf and for his own benefit and to
the end that his just and equitable rights
in and to said property might be fully
safeguarded and that he might the better
protect and save himself from loss bv rea
son of time, trouble, outlay and expenso
Incurred and expended by him in connec
tion with his rightful claim in and to
said property. Pearl H. Smith
Subscribed and sworn to before me the
C N Dickey.
Clerk of the District Court, Hennepin
Clerks Get Leases.
Commenting on this affidavit, Mr.
Lind said that it disclosed a remark
able state of facts. I showed that
one claimant was put off on the ground
that the state had no title, but imme
diately the state issued the lease re
quested to Mabel Evans of Princeton,
a sister of Land Clerk Patterson and
partner of Flinn and Patterson in va
rious other deals. He then read a list
of leases issued to Mabel Evans, George
Fhnn and I. C. Patterson, and two oth
ers issued to one Brisbane and next
day transferred by him to Mabel Ev
ans, Fhnn and Patterson.
Mr. Lind then quoted the law bear
ing on these acts as follows:
A public officer who is author
ized to sell or lease any property or
to make any contract, in his offi
cial capacity, or to take any part
in such sale or lease or contract,
and voluntarily becomes interested,
individually, in such sale, lease or
contract, directly or indirectly, is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
He then said:
"Each one of these clerks is an offi
cer of the state, and they are paid out
of the state treasury.
"It is true that Mr. Dunn did not
figure in this. I do not charge that he
is corruptly connected, for I do not
know and cannot know. I said in a
former speech that he had made an apol
ogy, but I said that I did not know it of
mv own knowledge. I only charge it
upon statements made to me by others.
He now comes out with an offer of $500
that I prove it. I never said I could
prove it. So here, if he should const* ue
any inference of mine, he would come
out with another $500 offer if I could
I will not put myself in that predic
ament because I cannot prove it. Bu
this I will say, and the record justifies
me in saying it, that no careful, prudent
state official would permit his assist
ants, his land clerks, month in and
month out, year after year, to traffic in
the most valuable property of the state
to the detriment of all good citizens.
(Applause.) I he did not know it, it
was his business to know it." (Loud
JAMES A. PETERSON.
James A. Peterson was then intro
duced for his reply.
Mr. Peterson said:
Makes Clerks Scapegoats.
"To one not acquainted with the
question before this audience, one would
think it was Flinn or Patterson running
for governor and not Mr. Dunn.
Let us take the first proposition, the
Little Falls & Dakota grant. As the
company had not completed its last
thirty miles, Mr. Dunn claimed its al
lowance for this section was not
Mr. Peterson then read the legislative
resolutionwhereas the Little ^Falls &
Dakota companv had not finished its
final 2.3 miles, for which it made no
claim for land, and whereas there is no
Question as to the legality of the grant,
that the grant be finally settled by the
conveyance of 35,456 acres to the road.
"Mr. Lind says Mr. Dunn settled this
case. I was not Mr. Dunn, but the at
torney general. H. W. Childs, and the
legislature of Minnesota. Had not Mr.
Dunn had the legislature appropriate
money to contest the case, the railroad
would have secured 70,000 acres more
than it did. I myself introduced the
bill in the house to secure this settle
ment. Mr. Dunn was the prime mover
and not the final settler of this case.
"When Mr. Lind wired me about
this debate it was that I do not pro-
for argument.' Did you notice, tho.
how docile Mr. Lind was here tonight i
(Hoots and cheers.)
Bays Lind Bought Land.
"Governor Lind quoted a statute
that it is wrong for an official to be
interested in the transfer of lands from
the state to himself. I find that June
5, 1900, at a Kanabec county land sale
forty acres were purchased by John
Lind at $5 an acre, the lowest ap
praisement. Going down the list of
tracts sold at this same sale, I find just
sixteen forties picked up at this sale
"June 5, 1900, Governor Lind again
purchased another lot of sixteen forties
in Kanabec county. I the record of
Mr. Dunn, Mr. Lind compTains because
Mr Dunn's clerks had simply done
he himself did as governor.
Duluth & Iron Range Case.
"In 1875 the legislature agreed to
give the Duluth & Iron Range some
604,000 acres of land for building tho
road. Some 201,000 acres were deeded
before Mr. Dunn became auditor in
1895. March 23, 1895, the land com
missioner of the Duluth road made a
selection of 75,731 acres. Mr. Dunn
found 44,000 acres of this selection
were state school lands, and Mr. Dunn
wrote 'refused' across the list.
"In 1897 an act was passed creating
a commission of the governor, state
auditor and attorney general to inves
tigate this Duluth road grant affair,
appropriating $10,000 for this investiga
tion. Remember, Mr. Lind was chair
man of this commission.
"In 1903 the legislature passed an
act_ that in unfilled land grants all re
maining selections must be made within
two years or the grants remaining be
forfeited. In an action brought, Judge
Lochren decreed the Duluth road's
grant of 1875 valid and the road en
titled to 606,720 acreseven when the
road had already received some 202,000
acres. The decree mentioned some 89,-
000 acres as owned by the road in fee
simple without further action. And in
this list were the state lands, some
44,000 acres, 'which Mr. Dunn discov
ered there. Governor Lind said, under
the amended decree the selection of the
final lands of the grant would not be
made inour lifetime and said this was
because of the agreement made by
Mr. Dunn. This clause was expressly
a part of the decree. The decision also
said the company could mabke the se
lection of lands, as well as have an
limited time for so doing. This de
cree was filed Jan. 8. 1900.
"March 29, 1900, Governor Ltnd
wrote to Mr. Dunn as follows:
Lind to Dunn.
"Dear Sir* In view of the faot that It
has been finally determined not to continue
the futile litigation relating to the swamp
land grant to the Duluth & Iron Range,
It seems to me that the more speedily
that company's swamp land grant can ba
adjusted and filed the better for the state
and all possibly concerned. As I have
repeatedly stated to you, I deem it im
portant that all old swamp land grants
should be settled and disposed of at the
earliest possible date, that we may know
what lands are left to be definitely cared
ana settled for.
township fifty-eight and half
of range seventeena (17
west, St. Louis county, Minnesota. That
at that time George A. Flinn was chief
land clerk of Robert C. Dunn, auditor and
land commissioner, aforesaid. That prior
to that time affiant had no personal ac
quaintance with said Flinn, and then and
there presented to him a letter of intro
duction from a mutual friend, whereupon
said Flinn expressed the pleasure that it
would give him to extend any courtesy
within his power to this affiant. That af
fiant then and there and in the presence
of one Peter E Bradshaw, also a resi
dent of said city of Superior, requested
that a mineral lease be granted to affiant
on the land above described, and then
and there tendered to said Flinn in full
payment therefor the sum of twenty-five
dollars ($25) in gold coin. That said
Flinn then and there informed affiant that
it would be necessary for him, the said
Flinn, to talk the matter over with Mr.
Dunn, and that he would see affiant on
That on the day fol-
"Governor Lind, who was chairman
of the commission, never knew what
was in that decree until the work of
the commission was all over. His let
ter shows it.
"On July 19, 1900, Auditor Dunn
wrote to Governor Lind as follows:
"His Excellency, Hon. John Lind, Gov
ernor In reply to your request of July
13, 1900, for information as to the status
of certain unadjusted grants of swamp
lands made by the state of Minnesota to
railroad companies, I desire to set before
you the following facts: (And here are
given details with regard to the swamp
land question. He was the, man who was
handling the whole litigation for thwhere
state of Minnesota and Bob Dunn was
simply his errand boy by these letters.)
I respectfully submit this statement to
your excellency for the purpose of obtain
ing from you, both in your official ca
pacity as governor, and in your private
capacity as liar, your views thereto. And
I respectfully request that you consult
with the attorney general on the ques
tions herein involved and confer with me
at the earliest moment your official du
ties will permit.
Does this look as if Bob Dunn were
Says Deed Carried Too Much.
"Now let's see what happened. I
showed you 201.000 acres of land had
been deeded 606,720 acres was what
the company was entitled to by Judge
"They had received before 201,-
789.82. By the decree they received
89,078.81 additional. Certificate signed
by John Lind recorded in the auditor's
office transfers to the Duluth & Iron
Range 404,557.46 acres, in all 697,431.15,
when, as a matter of fact, they were
5th, 6th, 7th
MEN and BOYS'
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
only entitled to 607,728, John Lind be
ing ignorant of the fact that 89,000
acres had passed frdm the state of
Minnesota to the Dukith & Iron Range
being ignorant of the fact that no
further deed of the state of Minnesota
on the top of that, in addition to that,
because they had 404,567 acres, which
is 89,000 acres more than the railroad
company ever was entitled to. That is
the deed, my friends, that John Lind
shed tears over because it was can
celed when he made his speech in the
People's church in St. Paul. (Laugh-
"There's been a lot of talk about
the list certified in this case by Mr.
Dunn. When the suit came to trial, to
it into evidence and removed from
ie state department, the indorsement
was put on the instrument by Mr. Dunn
as required by law, telling what it was,
and it is this certificate or indorsement
over which so much false capital has
been made by the Dunn opposition.
"Now the scenes shift. Governor
Lind has passed out of office. Bo
Dunn now takes hold of the litigation.
Let's see what he does."
Mr. Peterson then read the agree
ment entered into between Dunn and
the railroad, which contained the fol
"First, the railroad to release to the
state institution lands either by \deed
or modified decrees so that the state
may be vested with the title.
"Second, the state to make no selec
tion for state institution lands until the
time had expired for selecting the lands.
Third, the state auditor and gov
ernor to list all lands, the railroad se
lecting clear lands making this grant.
Fourth, the railroad to proceed with
reasonable promptness to file its grants,
and having six months after the survey
of unsurveyed townships to do so.
Grant Will Soon Be Closed.
"Now, my friends, there is a fixed
time. Six months for the unsurveyed
swamp lands certified in the state they
must be selected land. Did Governor
Lind tell you that only nine of the un
surveyed townships remained, and all
but 40.000 of these lands had been se
lected! Did he tell you that the nine
townships are under contract for sur
vey now? Did he tell you that the
state land grant would be settled up in
the next frve years? Ah, no. If that
decree of Judge Lochren had stated
that, the land grant would probably not
have been filed in the next fifty years.
If Governor Lind had his way about it,
there would have been no man, woman
or child this audience that would
have lived to see that land grant filled.
I think the record shows that Bob
Dunn is the one who saved the state
the 43,000 acres of school lands as
Beads from Lind's Speeches.
"Four years ago John Lind was a
candidate for governor. I'd like to
read some extracts from speeches he
made at that time. Early in Septem
ber, 1900, at the St. Paul auditorium,
he referred to this Duluth & Iron Range
grant and said then that the roads in
sisted on having the grant left open in
definitelyand this he said after the
decision of the court had settled the
whole question. His speech ended with
a commendation of Dunn's action in
"That is the time, mv friends, when
Governor Lind was trying to ride into
office on Bob Dunn's bandwagon.
Whenever there was anything good done
in the land office, Governor Lind
wanted the credit for it every time. But
when there was anything that he had
done that was not right then he blamed
it on the land office." (Voice: "Let
us hear something about Dunn.")
"Several other campaign speeches of
Lind's, in 1900, were quoted to show
Lind indorsed the work of R. C.
Dunn as auditor, especially in care of
the state school lands, and in increasing
the school funds. Mr. Peterson con
"In a speech given bv Governor Lind,
Oct. 2, 1900, he said^'We have a great
school fund. I will advance the
money to take up the municipal debt
of all our cities if not practically care
for it. I is now more than $13,000,-
000. We have added more than $1,000,000
in the last year.'And who added that
million?" (Avoice, "Lind"Prolonged
After Peterson had puoted a half
dozen of Lind's speeches, in which Dunn
was commended, the audience began to
hoot and cheer, and call fpr "something
He went on:
What Dunn Claims.
During Dunn's terms as auditor, he
collected six times more money for tim
ber trespass than had ever been col
lected before. He increased the school
fund one-half greater than it had ever
been in all time before. tiring his
timo as auditor the railroad companies
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Men's Underwear, 65c
Men's ribbed shirts and drawers of
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About 100 pairs, strictly all wool cashmere half hose_ very soft
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Soft shirts of fine all wool flannel, in
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2,000 Pairs Felt or Leather Slippers
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Children's Patent Leather Lace
Shoes, tan tops, sizes 2 to 5, at
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no state official dared recommend an
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Compares Political Becords.
"Bob Dunn has a political record as
well as an official record. In 1902, Bob
Dunn sat this hall as a member of
the Minnesota delegation in the national
republican convention, and voted for
James G. Blame for president of the
United States. (A voice: "Hurrah for
Blaine.") That same year when Bob
Dunn voted for James G. Blaine, John
A. Johnson voted for free trade and
hard times. Bob Dunn voted for Benia
min Harrison for presidentfor protec
tion and good times. John A. Johnson
voted for Clevelandcalamity and poor
wages. (Laughter.) Bob Dunn voted
for William McKinleyprotection and
prosperity. Johnson voted for Bryan.
(Applause.) Bob Dunn today is sup
porting the greatest republican presi
dent we have ever had since Lincoln,
Theodore Eoosevelt. (Applause.) Now
the Hon. John Lind is doing all he can
to defeat Theodore Eoosevelt for the
presidency of the United States. (Hisses
I know it is difficult for you demo
crats to hear these things. I appre
ciate that fact. I realize that. Bu
if you will just wait for a few moments'
I will excuse you. Then you can have
a meeting of your own, and raise all
the disturbance you want.
I say to you, friends, that Bob Dunn
is the Theodore Eoosevelt of Minnesota.
(Hisses and groans.) Bob Dunn will be
vindicated on the eighth day of Novem
ber. Bob Dunn's record has been as
sailed, but it has not been proven faulty.
Now with great ability Governor Lind
has shown you everything that Bob
Dunn ever did. (Cries "Yes.") Ha
anybody ever been able to put a finger
upon one act that Bob Dunn ever com
mitted while in public office in this
state? (Cries "Yes" and "No'.) The
charges brought against him are innuen
dos statements that the ex-governor
says he is not prepared to prove. Those
are arguments which are against Bob
Dunn. I want to say on the eighth of
November next, the people of this state
will rise to the occasion. They will
vindicate Bob Dunn. Bob Dunn will
be elected by over 50,000.''
Lind Sums I Up.
Mr. Lind then rose to reply.
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Men's reversible coatsdrab cordu
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caps sold everywhere at 50cchoice,
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as he could get silence he said:
I shall only occupy five minutes. I will
let you off in three minutes. I have fif
teen, but I will oocupy less than half.
I came here to discuss the record of Mr.
Dunn, not that of Mr. Lind. My friend
Peterson has said that I bought some
school land when I was governor. I did
buy some at publio- sale and I paid for it.
Now, I will Just call attention to two
errors of fact that my friend has fallen
into. I would not have him go down in
the record as having made a mistate
ment of faot for anything in the world.
He said that the state auditor prepared a
deed for me to sign to fill the Duluth &
Iron Kange grant, that oontained 695,000
aores, when the company was only en
titled to 600,000 aores.
Now Mr. Dunn did not make such a
mistake as that (Laughter). Not at all.
The company had received 200,000 acres
that had been deeded by previous govern
ors. It had been decreed by Judge Loch
ren that it should have a deed for 89,000
acres more The list which was prepared
by Mr. Dunn included these 89,000 acres.
(I assume I did not run his office) and he
inserted enough more to make the deed
400,000, the amount necessary to com
plete the grant.
These are the faots. You can verify
them. I was surprised that Mr. Dunn
made a similar mistake at Duluth the
other day. He quoted some of my letters.
They were accurate copies. They were
as good as anything he read, if I may say
so myself. (Laughter.)
Judge Lochren decided that the act
passed in 1895, I think, of 1894, limiting
the time for railroad companies to select
their lands to two years, was unconsti
tutional, on the ground that it did not
give them enough time. But every act
that that legislature prescribes to be done
the common law of the land says shall be
done in a reasonable time, and whether
the seleotion of lands is left to the state
or to the railroad companies, it must be
done in a reasonable time.
That same letter whloh he read oited
the faot that to no one of the congres
sional grants had the time been limited.
It was open. In 1887 congress passed an
act limiting the time in which the land
grant should be settled. And so I de
cided the two years limit set aside by
As soon I Judge Lochren was wholly unfair and
Boys' Reefers, $2.95
Chinchilla and frieze reefer for boys
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double breasted, button to neck gray
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Tourist Overcoats, $3.95
Boys' overcoats in this popular style
cut extra longare loose and have
belted backplain blues, grays and
fancy mixtures, $3.95.
Women's Union Suits, 39c
Jersey ribbed, fleece linednatural
gray and ecru shades, both ladies' and
misses' sizesgood 50c garments, for
Walking Skirts, $3.98
About 130 garments in this offering both vestsi
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Walking and dress skirts in all wool
cheviots, meltons and mixtures plain
blaeks, blues, browns and light mixtures
in lace, Blucher or button
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shown at the A A ffeffc
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We Sell Exactly What
Sirloin and Porterhouse Steaks
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Sweet Dairy Butte^ pound.. -18c
Regular $3 values two-piece, double-breaste and
styles serges, cheviots and Scotch tweeds
plain blues, blacks, fancy stripes,
checks and plaids sizes 4
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unreasonably short That did not pre
vent future legislatures, future legisla
tive officers from filling the grant when
the time had elapsed. And seven years
had elapsed. I read it with my eyes open,
and utilised such knowledge of law as I
had to bear. He also suggests that I had
not read Judge Lochren's deoree. Well,
my solicitude Is shown to you in the let
ter which Mr. Peterson read, and will
enable you to form an estimate as to
whether I read that decree and knew Its
He says that I spoke well of Dunn. I
did. But I do not apologize for it. (Laugh-
ter.) At that tune, so far as I knew, ha
had been guilty of no act that an honest
man should censure, beyond correcting er
rors, as I had done in a friendly way.
(Laughter.) What I criticize tonight his
transpired since that timeevery one.
Now, just one word more. He said that
it was the legal duty of the state au
ditor's office to certify thist list to the
court. So it was. But I tell you that it
was the legal duty of the auditor's* office
to certify to those lists truly and ac
Let us read this certificate that he put
on those lists. I have a copy of the
lists, too. (Here Mr. Lind read the certifi
cate as originally printed in The Jour
nal from the court records.)
Now, notice how carefully he has han
dled that certificate. He calls attention
to the fact that some of the lands included
in the list had been held not to be swamp
lands that some had not been certified.
Why didn't he also certify that 42,000
acres of those lands had been selected for
state institutions? He made all these
other exceptions. Why didn't he make
that exception? If he didn't wint to
make it at all. why didn't he send an
accurate and supplementary list for lands
selected for state Institutions, so that
the court, or counsel, or some one con
nected with the case, might have
Now, my friends, I do not come here to
be tried for any misdemeanors. I shall
not discuss my own case. If I have" sinned
and must come before a jury of twelve
men, there are plenty of good men who
will come to the rescue.
Just one word more. I care not whether
you eleot John A. Johnson or R. C. Dunn
governor of this state. I have done my
duty. You do yours. (Applause.)
Knee Pants, 25c
Corduroys and woolextra well*
made, with double sewed seamsriveted
buttonsa few pairs of those well
known wool kersey pants in the lot
50c values for 25o. ^ip
Boys' Flannel Waists, 39c
Boys' flannel waists in plain red or
bluewell made, of good all wool flan
nel, 50c waists, 39c. vj5i
a 0 1
Silk Potticoats, $4.49
All silk underskirts in black and pop
ular fancy colorssilk under ruffle
good styles, new this seasonRegular
$6 skirts, for $4.49.
\Stylish 26-inch jackets belted Nor-
foUcs and three-fourth length coats, aU_
wool cheviots, melton and mixtures*
$9.75\$8.50 and $5.95.