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Member of Congress—
Register of Deeds-
Clerk of Court-
Sample County Ballot
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marks in the exact places where they appear on this ballot.
Member of Congress—FRANK M. EDDY—Republican.
Member of Congress-MICHABI. J. DALY— ^emocrl
Member of Congress—H. H. AAKER—Prohibition.
Member of Congress—HALDOR E. BOEN—Referendum.
"Representative—P. A. GANDRUD—Republican.
Representative—JOHN B. BOSCH—Peoples.
County Auditor—LEWIS JOHNSON—Republican.
County Auditor—P. R. SLET^EN—Peoples.
County Treasurer—WARNER L. NORIN—Republican.
County Treasurer—PETER J. DALE—Peoples.
Register of Deeds—O. JORGEN OLSON—Republican.
Register of Deeds—O. A. HEDIN—Peoples.
Clerk of Court—H. J. RAMSETT—Republican.
Sheriff—CHARLES W. ODELL—Republican.
Sheriff—N. O. NELSON—Peoples.
Judge of Probate—A. F. NORDIN—Republican.
Judge of Probate—JOHN H. STYLES—Peoples.
Judge of Probate—
County Attorney—CHARLES JOHNSON—Republican.
County Attorney—P. H. FRYE—Peoples.
Superintendent of Schools—E. F. FINK—Republican.
Superintendent of Schools—
Coroner—E. S. FROST—Republican.
-MISS INGA S. SIVERTSON—Peoples.
County Surveyor—B. F. JENNESS—Republican.
County Surveyor—N. G. HIGHSTROM—Peoples.
E E A
O. Jorgen Olson informe us that we
were misinformed regarding that "full
dinner pail" transparency. The re
verse of his transparency carried the
mystic symbol, "Imperialism in South
Carolina." What O. Jorgen had to
do with imperialism in that place is
not apparent. We gladly make the
correction, however, and express our
earnest hope that when the people of
South Carolina get ready to select
their emperor they will not forget O.
}-A J. SMITHSON-Peoples.
-A. M. HEDIN—Republican.
The TRIBUNE PRINTING COMPANY
will pay one hundred dollars reward
for proof that a postmaster has illeg
ally held back a copy of the TRIBUNE
or any part thereof from the party to
whom it was addressed. There have
been some high-handed proceedings
in certain localities and the cases will
be closely investigated.
TRIBUNE PRINTING CO.
licans have been forced to abandon
all other arguments. It was found
that imperialism was not a safe issue,
and every republican orator is nerv
ous onthe subject. All he is allowed
to do now is to turn away from that
dangerous subject with a laugh
forced though it be—and a declara
tion that the republicans don't mean
imperialism, that they don't mean
what they do in the Philippines, that
all that is a huge joke—besides being
pure philanthropy. And the trusts.
Hanna declares there are no trusts.
O, the republicans say that some
trusts are good, some bad and all of
them beg us to believe that they re
ceive campaign funds from the trusts
just in order bo annihilate them. But
they feel that all this is a little on the
bias. They mark that their words
sound hollow. So they are reduced
to the dinnerpail, to "prosperity."
By a special contributor
Hanna has summed up the
republican campaign argu
ments in one word the
DINNERPAIL. The repub-
Col. Bryan has summed up the cam
paign from the fus'on standpoint.
According to him, this campaign is to
determine whether the American peo
ple are any longer to believe in the
Declaration of Independence. All other
questions are secondary. If liberty is
divine in America it is likewise divine
in Asia. We cannot play the despot
in the Philippines and be free at home.
If Massachusetts was justified GO rise
up in arms against foreign oppres
sion, so is Luzon.
Now choose, O Israel, whom you
you would serve! You are asked to
choose between the dinnerpail and lib
erty. Who is so base as to hesitate
in his choice!
After all, even the dinnerpail is
stolen thunder in the republican camp.
Canada had hard times when we h^d
hard times, and she is now "flush"
just as much as we. But I have yet
to find the campaign orator who has
brass enough to claim that the repub
lican party has ruled Canada. Worse
than that. The Canadians were under
a high tariff government when they
had hard times, and are under a low
tariff administration now. There has
been no change in their money stand
ard, so we cannot say that any fear of
free silver caused a panic with them.
The sum total of it is, as every
sensible man knows, that the repub
lican party has as littl« to do with the
full dinnerpail as with the spots on
Hence, if you in sordid greed choose
the full dinnerpail and turn your back
on liberty, you will lose the dinner
pail too. The trusts will take the full
And it serves you right. Dastards
and traitors who would sell their
country for a mess of pottage ought
to get a taste of the tender mercies of
Some of the repub
lican teachers in the
state have a habit
of sneering and fault-
finding when the state superintendent's
work is mentioned. This is all dic
tated by political animosity. Next
time you meet some of these supercili
ous fellows who know it all, just pin
them down with the question, "What
wrong has he done?" and watch them
hedge! The fact is, they cannot point
to a single act of the state superin
tendent that he needs to cover up.
The worst they can say is that the
superintendent i« not liberal—with the
sta e's money. It strikes me t1 at a
man who insists that state employes
shall comply with the terms of their
contracts and-does rot let them off be
fore they have done so, is just the
sort of a man the average taxpayer
would prefer to see at the head of
things. Just ask the next grumbler if
be has not served under the depart
ment—say as summer fchool teacher—
and then ask if he ever knew'Supt.
Lewis to waste any of the state's
money. He will assure you that he
Perhaps these highly respectable
and learned men would like the state
department better if it had not been so
inflexibly and stupidly honest.
I am surprised and
pleased. The republi
cans can and dare tell
the truth sometimes.
There is a republican campaign poster
that tells the truth, but that they let
that pos er see the light of day before
election is beyond me. It represents
McKinley standing on a gigantic gold
coin, holding the American flag. But
under the coin stand the American
people. This is as if it were designed
to illustrate Bryan's statement that
the republican party places money
above men. The poster shows, too,
thafc the gold s' andard is a burden un
der which the American people toil
and tha' McKinley adds his weight on
top of this load to increase the weight
the American people struggle un er.
This is not what the republican party
be the foundation on which the Amer
ican people should stand. But the
republican poster preaches the demo
cratic doctrine: that the gold stand
ard is a burden, not a support.
Over it all waves the flag. That is
to say, the great business of the flag
is protect the gold standard. The flag
waves not over the people (they are
hidden under their golden burden) but
over a gold coin.
McKinley has planted himself and
his country's flag on top of a gold
qpin. This expresses more forcibly
than words can, the republican pros
titution to' sordid est commercialism.
Commerce and spoils are all that the
McKinley administration seeks to
gain in money they trust, and to the
capitalist alone do they look for sup
The American flag and president
supported by a gold coin and in re
turn protecting the coin the American
people loaded down with the double
burden of a war administration and
the gold standard money nearer to
the president than the American peo
ple is not this a truthful delineation
of the purposes of the platform and
candidates of the republican party-i
There is no "secret al
liance" between England
and the United States.
There can not be. No
alliance could be made without a
treaty, and no treaty without a three
fourth's confirmatory vote of the
Furthermore, Eagland needs no al
liance as long as she owns the adminis
tration and she owns the administra
tion as long as Hon. John Hay is
secretary of state, and Senator Hanna
is the uncrowned emperor of America.
President McKinley does not count.
An invertebrate of his description has
no opinions that even he himself takes
the trouble to respect.
Hon. John Hay was and is a lucky
dog. He was sent as ambassador to
the court of St. James. He came, saw,
and was conquered. The English poli
tician is a sly fellow. He knows the
inside of the average politician, especi
ally if he be English-speaking. A deal
of unctious flattery not too thinly laid
on continual taffy from the nobility
that the American has never seen be
fore outside of novels big doses of
lionizing and lo! the heart of John
Hay was won for all time to come.
Henceforth, whether in America or
Europe, he is as clay in the British
potter's hand. He doubtless, spends
all his spare time admiring British
institutions, and all his wot king holirs
in transforming his benighted native
land into an empire as nearly like the
British as possible. Secretary John
Hay is worth ten secret alliances to
Senator Hanna is the in 'arnation,
head, and front of plutocracy. Eng
land, with all her vaunted democracy,
is the paradise of plutocracy. The
British empire is managed entirely in
the interests of the rich. To be sure,'
many a boon is granted to "the
masses," but only when it can be ?one
without sacrifice to the moneyed class
es. The masses are on the other hand,
continually sacrificed for the richer
classes. Their present war with the
Boers is, as all will admit, a capital
ist's war for the possession of the
South African mines. The English
nation has gained andean gain nothing
by that war but loses enormously in
in lives, treasures, public morality,
and military prestige. Since the day
of Waterloo, the English have never
drawn the sword for any but capital
istic interests, such a government must
evidently be Hanna's ideal govern
ment. To make the American nation
a second British empire is hence in
evitably his aim. If then these two
capitalistic empires, these two pluto
cracies should join hands, it is evident
that the plutocrat would rule supreme
over the whole world- This is the
'•devoutly to be wished for consumma
tion*' that Hanna and the inner ring
of republicans work for.
The crime against "plain duty" in
Porto Rico, the "criminalaggression"
and slaughter in the Philippines, the
broken pledge to civil serviee, the un
warranted delay in Cuba, the dastard
ly surrender of American rights in
Alaska, all this and every other act
that has disgraced the present ad
ministration—and such acts are many
—are parts of one stupendous waole—
a conspiracy to make us a plutocracy
in close union with England, so that
the united strength of the money power
might rule the world, with its heel on
the neck of the laborer, whether he be
white, black or brown.
This is why government by injunc
tion and the "bull-pens" of Idaho are
so dear to the heart of the present ad
generally preaches. We thought they I dollar and a half a day, to a dollar
taught that the gold standard was to} a day.
Can we laborers look at this attempt
to wrest the government from the
masses, in silence and with apathy?
I do not like to see the .government in
the hands of a class of men that find
it to their advantage to reduce my
There are many worse governments
in Europe than the English, and as for
the English people, none nobler can
be found, but is it really sensible of us
to ape any nation? Why did the Lord
letAmerica be settled later than Europe
if we should just try to copy all the
errors of the old world?
Why indeed should we copy the
colonizing policy of England0 It may
be the best on earth, but that is be
cause there is no decent colonial sys
tem extant. It is simply systematized
oppression and robbery of the weaker
races by the stronger. To be sure,
sanitation, science, and Christianity
are introduced among said weaker
races, but care is taken thatsaid weaker
races pay for the privilege fourfold.
They are always robbed of their libei
ty. And to what purpose? That there
may be plenty of places in 'the army
and civil service for younger sons,
that their may be gigantic opportuni
ties for the princes in the money world
to gain enormous fortunes in the lands
of the weaker races. The average
merchant, manufacturer, and capital
ist gains nothing by the colonial
policy. But he pays the bills. The
nation never gains anything from
colonies. A select few capitalists and
and officials are the only ones that are
England's trade with North and
South America, which she does NOT
own, is greater than the trade with any
colony which she dees own. Trade
does not follow the flag. It has never
been necessary to own a person to get
a chance to trade with him. Colonies
are profitable only to the inner circle
of trmsts which stands in with the ad
ministration, and to the boodle poli
tician for the colonies will add to the
number of offices at their disposal as
Hence tne case is plain. Secretary
Hay is an Anglomaniac, and as such
he must needs try to make his native
land as like perfect Britain as possible.
Senator Har na is a plutocrat, and
a spoils politician, and his business
demands more spoils for his ward
heelers and greater opportunities for
the trusts* Both of these aims can be
realized by making us a colonial
power in the British sense.
Now, if you are an anglomaniac,
plutocrat, or spoilsman, you had better
vote for Wiliam McKinley and Theo
dore Roosevelt, and you will please
Senator Hanna and Secretai Haj.
Whether a republican or
a democrat in national
politics, no honest citizen
of Minnesota can afford
to vote any other than the fusion ticket
for state officials. Gov. Lind, in the
teeth of railroad opposition, recom
mended a plan for an equitable and
just system of railroad taxation. A
bill embodying Gov. Lind's plan was
introduced but defeated by the republi
can majority in the legislature. So
palpably outrageous was this action
of the legislature, that even some of
tha most rabid republican papers found
it more than they could swallow, and
they threatened freely political anni
hilation to the members who defeated
the bill. These members themselves
had no other excuse than that they
feared the bill was not constitutional.
This absurd plea becomes doubly ab
surd when we remember that in the
opinions of the best lawyers of the
land the bill was constitutional, and
that these weakened legislators did
not attempt to amend the bill so as to
make it constitutional.
Hence, this conclusion is inevitable
whoever voted against the bill was
either too ignorant to understand what
he was about, or he was bought by in
Hence, look up the legislative record
of your candidates if you find that
they voted against that bill, don't you
vote for them. If you do, you are an
idiot who enjoys being robbed.
But the safest way, the only safe
way is to elect men who belong to the
same party as our 1 rusted and tried
governor. Elect men b. longing to the
reform party and you can be sure that
they will vote right on this important
measure. Why indeed should we do
things by halves. No honest man in
Minnesota who knows what he is talk
about will deny that this has been the
best gubernatorial administration we
have ever had. Then why should we
not elect a legislature and other state
officials in sympathy with Gov. Lind?
Let us be satisfied with nothing less
this year than a complete reform
government with Gov. Lind at the
head and every member of it in sym
pathy with him.
The behavior of the hoodlum ele
ment of the republican party at the
rally last night was a burning shame
and disgrace to the city. Bands of
young ruffians assaulted participants
in the parage with stones and clods of
earth. Every transparency was
pierced by flying missiles. A lady
on the sidewalk was badly hit with a
stone. The young lady who represen
ted Columbia was stricken on the
cheek. "Unc^e Sam" was subjected
to many indignities. Some of the dis
turbers were old enough to know bet
ter and the list so far reported looks
bad. The high-handed conduct of
these fellows simply emphasized the
truth of the charges made against cer
tain republicans of Willmar on the
minds of the country people, and the
former will suffer at the polls.
VID KAMPANJENS SLUT.
Mensklighetens historia saval som
individens visar en standig strid mel
lan de sjelfviska djuribka bojelserna
och de hogre spiritella tendenserna.
De forra fororsaka strid och kif, ett
jagtande efter hvad andra ega, cch
brott af allehanda slag. I en nation
egga de till erofringskrig och oratt
vist behandlande af andra folk. De
sednare komnia oss att se pa andras
basta saval som -pa vart eget. De
lyfta ett folk ofver sjelyiskhetens laga
niva, och komma det att bygga sin
regeringr pa rattyisans och mennisko
karlekens grundval ej pa den raa,
styrkans. I man som dessa hogre
tendenser segrat har den akta civilisa
tionen vunnit insteer. Det hog9ta ut
trycket af dessa tendenser ar den 9tore
mastarens ord: "Hvad viljen men
niskorna skola gora eder det goren
och dem." Hur vi an ma skilja oss
religiosa asigter maste vi dock er
kanna att denna reg^l samvetsgrannt
foljd 8kulle gora verlden fridfull och
god. Vara plikter som medborgare
fordra att vi bruka denna gvllene
regel vid afgorandet af nationens
Hnr skulle vi om vi vore Filipin
ernas ptalle onska att detta land skul
le handla med oss? Huru handlade
detta land nar England ville regera
det med absolut makt utan de re
gerades samtyckeg Hvad rattighet
hafva vi att neka ett folk gamma rat
tighpter vi sa kraftijrt kampade for?
Antingen hade vi oratt da, eller ock
SA hafva Filipinerna ratt nu. Latom
oss lemna sjelfviskheten ur 9igte oeh
bedoma denna sak sa som vi skulle
onska se den bedomd om forballandet
vore omvandt, och vi vore de som
kampade for frihet.
Historien visar att hvarje land som
lemnat rattvisan ur sigte och med
yald utvidgat sin makt ha»" till slut
fallit for tyngrden af sin egen storbet.
Den eviga rattvisan straff ar omutligt
hvarje orattvisa. Hvarken individer
eller nationer kunna undvika raken
skap for sina handlingar.
Det ar upprorande att se hvilka tri
viala orsaker som ofta afgora huru
en person rostar. Man ser man som
gora ansprak pa atb vara goda med
borgare arbeta for en man eller ett
parti for att fa ett embete, och om de
ga miste om hvad de hade sigte gora
de helt om och arbeta mot samma man
eller parti. En sadan man handlar
lagt, egennyttigt, och pa ett satt som
ar ovardigt en medborgare. Han
satter sin egen person hogre an land
ets eller statens yalfard. Han ar
prmcip icke en vitten battre an den
som direkt saljer sin rost for pen
Det mot hvilket vi som nation
borde strafva ar att hvarje medborg
are glommer sig sj3lf och ser pa hela
folkets val, ooh pa rattvisan. Du
som laser dessa rader kan med din
rost hjelpa oss ett steg narmare detta
AUt krig ar grundadt pa orattvisa
hos a trainstone den. ena parten. Er
ofringskrig kuuna aldrig rattfardigas
inf5r den moraliska lagen. Rostar
du for fortsattandet af vart erdfrings
Truster och monopol af alfa
aro ett uttryck af den djuriska egen
nyttan. De vilja tillroffa sig mer an
de arligt fortjenat. Dessa truster och
monopoler understood]a McKinley.
Kan du rosta samma valsedel som
dessa moderna rofvarhorder?
Rattvisan fordrar att jernvagarne
och andra atora bolag kola bara sin
del af beskattningeu. De hafva hit
tills slingrat sig undan. John Lind
bar af alia krafter arbetat pa att
tvinga dem att bara* sin rattvisa del
af bordan, och derfore motarbeta de
honom. Rostar du med bolagen och
Rattvisan och landets grundlag
fordrade att Porto Ricos folk skulle
fa fri bandel med detta land nar de
berofvade8 de handel«privilegier de
atnjoto som spanskt omrade. Eddy
rostade mot denna rattvisa begaran.
Betank detta nar du rGstar for kon
Krosren ar en af folkets varsta Sen
der. Krogarne oeh deras anhangjure
tillhoa det. samtta elementet inom
samhallet. De bindas ej af principer,
utan r5sta alltid fOr t»ina vanner, fbr
dem som de vanta skola bjelpa dem
att fa fortfara med sin neslig-a affar.
Inom detta county understOdja de som
en man den republikaneka county val
sedeln, derfore att nagra republikan
ska embetsman brukat det republikan-