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ft Wr THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Published Every Thursday. TERMSSl.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. S1.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE- FIRST ST., EAST OF COURTHOUSE. a I. STAPLES, Business Manager. GEO. WR1QHT. Editor. The question is, will Hearst be first. Truth and the Minneapolis Journal parted company long ago. The government garden seeds are coming and so is spring and the fly net. The rubber trust has advanced foot wear seven per cent,in price, not in quality. _____________________ The cold wave fiend must strike oil in some other climate than this for a few months. Minnesota Republicans have adopt ed the "Iowa idea." and Gov. Cum mins must feel endorsed. The sun really crossed the equator the other day and will soon put a new shine on the frigid north. Just watch that "'yellow peril" they are talking about. It hasn't com menced to do business yet. Minneapolis is having an epidemic of boils. What could you expect after drinking so much boiled water. The Hennepin county good roads convention was interfered with on ac count of bad roads. A lesson right at the threshold. Grover Cleveland was sixty-seven years of age last Friday Still young enough to hunt ducks, go fishing and keep out of politics. Armour made $400,000,000 out of the wheat deal while Sully lost about the same amount while cornering cotton. So go the gamblers. New England had an earthquake shock Monday morning,. Dame Na ture probably thought that section needed an awakeninsr. Admiral Dewey drew the color line when he dropped anchor at Santo Domingo and discovered that the American minister was a black man. The United Mine Workers of Amer ica made a wise move when they de cided not to engage in a long and tedious strike with favorable results doubtful. Russian destroyers are being sent in pieces overland to Port Arthur. Hardly any use of putting them to gether again, they will be in fragments a short time. Tom Piatt has dug up the tomahawk old York state and started after a few scalps of some of the Odell braves. Your uncle Tom can't remain tamed if he is a domestic man again. The bosses of the Republican State central committee will not be permitted to select the chairman of the next Re publican State convention. The dele gates will name the chairman. Despite the campaign of bluff, blus ter and boodle that is being waged by the Collins managers the candidacy of R.C. Dunn is gaining steadily through out the State. Dunn's friends are not making much noise but they are work ing quietly and effectively all the time. The Bertha Headlight came out last week as a tallow candle all be cause the foundry that was fixing the Headlight press did not get the big machine repaired in time to do any talking last week and the Headlight had to be run off on a jobber. Well, it was an exhibition of grit and enter prise, anyway. The issue of the Winona Republican and Herald of March 16th was a great credit to the business and editorial management of that very interesting and progressive paper. It contained a full and complete report of the an nual meeting and banquet of the board of trade of Winona. The issue was printed on a Miehle press, comprised sixteen pagesall in one section something that has never been before accomplished in Winona by any news paper and was illustrated by a flash light view of the banquet and also pictures of members of the board of trade and of the toast master and speakers of the evening. Another freaka Chicago university professor tells his class that the L)emo crtfts should win Jhis year, but doesn't say with what candidate, but presum ably any old thing, even little Willie. After 'all it's not the people who should be called on to do the fight ing, it's the trusts and unlawful com binations that should be placed on the defensive. The people first, last and all the time. Minneapolis has passed an anti free-lunch ordinance. Nothing left but the cracker bowl where the hungry rub the microbes off their fingers for the next fellow to pick up when he comes along. While everything is Roosevelt let the Republicans of the nation remem ber that as history has demonstrated it is quite essential to choose the proper kind of a man for second place on the ticket. Minnesota will send a Roosevelt delegation to Chicago that represents the whole gamut of citizenship from the most private citizen to those who occupy the highest offices within the gift of the commonwealth. Some of the backers of Judge Col lins seem to be past masters in the art of mud slinging and villification. Mud balls are usually made by the crawl ing and creeping things of earth, and it begins to look as if some two-legged animals have drifted back to their first estate. Secretary Shaw says he is in favor of a merchant marine and says that a ship subsidy is not the only way of securing it. He is in favor of a com mission to investigate the subject, and then he wants fearless statesman ship to back up leigslation on the question. Every body has cried ship subsidy so long that when a merchant marine is talked of the subsidy shark is seen appearing in the distance. The Orange Judd Farmer of Chicago says that the astonishing demand for land in the northwest will be more keen this season than ever. The fundamental basis for this demand is not generally recognized. That paper states its reasons for believing that the present year will see a great move ment to the cheaper lands of the west and the northwest. The choice agri cultural lands of the central Missis sippi valley have reached prices that bar man\ from owning land and they are forced to seek sections where land can be secured at from $6 to $25 per acre. Even many of the owners of the rich land are selling out and going to sections where they can get equally as good land for one-quarter the value of lands "back east." The Orange Judd Farmer says: "The fever to migrate and to open up new land has occurred about once in every decade, but has been most powerful at periods of about twenty to thirty years apart. It is to be greater during 1904. rela tively speaking, than was the great overflow of population into the central Mississippi valley years ago." The editor of the i on in a recent issue made the statement in an off hand and jocular way that it would not be long before this would be a white man's country again, for a few months at least. To this statement the editor of the Backus News and Pil lar-to-Post editor takes very serious exceptions, so much so that he has to turn the whole thing into politics. He says: We supposed the North Star State was a white man's country for twelve months in the year,, but according to the Union (Bob Dunn's paper) we may be Zulus, Niggers or any other old thing for about nine months out of the twelve. Bob is making an awful hustle to be elected governor of a State that he looks upon as unfit for a white man to live in. Now, what's the use of all such rot. anyway. Let's be fair. The Pillar to-Post man knows or ought to know by this time that Mr. Dunn isn't writ ing any such kind of stuff and it's mighty poor politics to charge the publisher of the Union with enter taining any such views about Minne sota and its weather. To be matter of-fact and serious about it we all ad mit that Minnesota is en ideal State. Hereafter the editof of the Union will is,sue an expurgated edition for the Backus exchange if desired. i '4w*i L,*"'*,.. u. ^4i ^4tfii4l4&^^&^^^ THE PRINCETON TOION: THUBSDAY, MARCH 24, 1904. Cheney, the political fiction fiend of the Minneapolis Journal, is seeing things again. In his columns of clammy calculations he says: Isanti county furnished a sensa tion. Being adjacent to Dunn's home, the county has been counted as solidly in the Dunn camp, and the Princeton man has some warm friends there. However, they un dertook too much when they intro duced resoultions indorsing Dunn in the county convention. Such a strong opposition manifested itself that the resolutions were with drawn, and not voted upon. If Cheney would take the trouble to get facts in all cases he would in time perhaps be able to edit a political primer, with some degree of accuracy. The sensation Cheney tells about was a motion made by an ardent Dunn man that resolutions be introduced endorsing Mr. Dunn's candidacy. The motion was purely the suggestion of the maker who had not consulted with any other persons, and it was opposed by another strong Dunn man, whothat correctly enough, did not think it proper for the convention to endorse Mr. Dunn at that time, and it was Mr. Dunn's personal wish and request not to have his friends take advantage of the opportunity to endorse him at any of the conventions. When the maker of the motion ascertained that the convention took the action in deference to Mr. Dunn's wishes, he very will ingly withdrew the motion. Mr. Cheney is allowed a wide and unlim ited license in his work of writing political paragraphs for his paper and it is eaiser for him to jump at conclu sions than ascertain facts. The commission appointed by the president on Oct. 22, 1903, consisting of W. A. Richards, commissioner of the general land office, Gifford Pin chot, chief forester of the department of agriculture, and F. H. Newell, chief enigneer of the reclamation service, to make suggestions regarding revis ion of the laws relating to public lands, has made to the president a partial report, which was sent to con gress this week. It recommends the repeal of the timber and stone act and the substitution of suitable provisions for selling, after appraisal, the timber on public lands, which is needed ya large or small quantities for indust trial purposes. It advocates the re striction of the commutation clause of the homestead entry, where such entries are located within forest re serves or where the land is chiefly valuable for timber. The recommend ation is also made that when lands are restored to entry after temporary segregation, ample time should be al lowed homestead entrymen to exercise their rights, giving them the prefer ence over persons who may wish to select the land by the use of scrip or other form of entry. The commis sion's recommendations are more in harmony with the common sense and business way of handling the land and timber of the government. It is time to stop the system of grab and look a bit after the preservation of the timber domain of the country. There is a little left but it will not last long un less some radical changes are soon made in the method of disposing of this land. In the countries of Europe where there is any forest land of any consequence the government will only sell the merchantable timber and con serves the forests for future genera tions. In northern Sweden there is plenty of the finest pine but it has been preserved to the country by wise and judicious management on the part of the government. They realize the value of the timber in that country and in many places there is much more pine at the present time than there was twenty or thirty years ago, simply because only that timber has been disposed of that was merchant able. The timber was protected from forest fires and with young growing trees the supply of timber has been made a permanent thing. The bill 'to repeal the stone and timber act has been favorably reported in the senate and there are good prospects that it will be favorably acted on by the house. _________^_. The nomination of Wood has been confirmed as major general of the army. Hanna's death removed an ob stacle to the confirmation of the nom ination. It is said that General Nelson A. Milefe will accept the presi4entiaL nomination on the Prohibition ticket. *w & ,*t pSf-^^^* I POLITICAL COMMENT Marked Progress. The candidacy of R. C. Dunn shows a marked progress, new and strong additions to his forces being noted almost every day. Insurance Com missioner Dearth and Adjutant Gen eral Libby, both appointees of the governor, have this week announced their preference for Mr. Dunn.Or tonville Herald-Star. A Great Help to Dunn. If "Bob" Dunn secures the nomina tion for governor no small share of the credit will be due to Public Exam iner Johnson. He's helping Dunn mightily.Wabasha Herald. I Goodhue County. The political writer in the Minneap olis Journal guesses he knows who are the Dunn campaign managers in Goodhue county. Guesswork may be all well enough when talking about the weather, but just let this member of the Journal staff get from behind his smoked glass long enough to look clean across the county of Goodhue he will observe the Dunn men so thick there is no campaign to make. Dunn men are the kind who manage themselves.Goodhue Enterprise. A Dirk From Behind. We always believed Judge Collins to be a good fair-minded man and cannot yet believe that the low, scur rilous attacks made upon the personal character of the Hon. R. C. Dunn are either made with his knowledge or connivance. Wherever they originate, or whoever the originator may be they will react on the Collins cam paign in a surprising manner.Mabel Messenger. Making Headway. Dunn's campaign is making head way right along, notwithstanding the efforts of the opposition to discredit him.Redwood Reveille. That Ma Johnson. Both of the experts employed to ex amine the office are warm in their praise of the efficient manner in which Mr. Dunn transacted the business of his office. It is evident to the mind of a layman that Johnson is doing more to place Dunn in the governor's chair than any other person in the State. Red Lake Courier. Stooping to Cowardly Practice. The Collins people are now stooping to the reprehensible and cowardly practice of sending annonymous let ters about the State reflecting upon the character and private life of R. C. Dunn. This will but react in Mr. Dunn's favor.Breckenridge Tele gram. There are Others. We understand that the delegation from here to the county convention in Detroit were Collin's men, but this does not signify that the county dele gation to the nomination convention will be for that gentleman. When the proper time comes Becker county, no doubt, will send a delegation with fly ing colors, who will work and vote for our next governor, Hon. Robert C. Dunn.Frazee News. A Prediction. Judge Collins is a very nice man but Bob Dunn will be the Republican nominee for governor. Bob is just as good a fellow as the judge and has a record that will hold him up before the people.Dassel Anchor. Where the Common People Stand. W. L. Williams, editor of the Glen coe Register, was in our city yester day. He says that the majority of the people in McLeod county are for Dunn for governor. Mr.Williams has been around the State lately and says that Bob Dunn has the common people with him. He has been interviewing men on both sides of the fence and present indications point to the nomination of the Princeton man by an over whelming majority.New Ulm Jour nal. Can be Relied On. When Dunn says he will do some thing the task will be performed. He has never gone back on his word yet and you will find if he is nominated and elected he will be as faithful as before. Lend your influence in his behalf and see.Echo Enterprise, i Would Like to Hear From Him The anti-Dunn press is spending a lot of time and space asking why Bob Dunn does not come out and say where he stands on the merger question. If there is now a candidate in the field for the nomination that has made his position any plainer than the man from Princeton has we would like to hear from him.Grant County Re view. Vast Territory Cover. Eddy is gaining ground, says the Mora Enterprise. This is not surpris ing inasmuch as there is such vast ter ritory to cover.Sandstone Courier. Would Live to Punish Coward. The coward who wrote the letter pub lished in the Pioneer Press of Monday should be horse-whipped, and if he will send his name to this office we will agree to do the job.Lake Crystal Union. Does Not Play to the Galleries. I ani personally acquainted with Mr. Dunn and know him to be a man ,of exemplary habits, devoted to his home t* *&> and his family and one who would bring honor to the gubernatorial chair. He is not a man wfrb plays to the gallery for applause. If elected he will not employ a brass band to announce his coming or going, nor will he surround himself with a glitter ing peacock-like staff. He is a plain, every day man of the people and for the people every time. His promise is as good as a national bank note. "Lounger" in Blue Earth Post. That Anonymous Letter. The opposition to Bob Dunn is writ ing letters to prominent Republicans throughout the State finding fault with Mr. Dunn's rough, brusque speech and manner. For our part, we pin our faith to the man with rough exte rior and almost savage manner, with a heart as big as an ox's and the tender sympathy of a woman, for far too of ten is the perfect Chesterfield in speech and suavity of manner but the cloak of a weazened heart and a spirit as diabolical and vindictive as that re puted to his satanic majesty.St. Charles Union. What Next? More Dirt. State Auditor Iverson was inter viewed by the Pioneer Press in regard to his office under the charge of Mr. Dunn and he answers explicitly that the former State auditor did all in his power to save the State money and ad minister the office in the best possible manner. Mr. Iverson is not particu larly friendly to Mr. Dunn but he has the manhood to come out square toed for the former auditor, knowing he was honest and just. Now what next will the Collins-Van Sant crowd re sort to.Granite Falls Tribune. Three for Collins. Among the farmers who came to town Tuesday to vote, we found three men who were for Collins for gov ernor.Spring Valley Sun. Same in Minnesota. A country editor has been nomi nated for governor by the Republicans of Kansas. That is exactly what the Republicans of Minnesota propose to do. We think it will be Dunn.Hub bard County Enterprise. State Capitol Removed. Judging by the personnel of the "push" in charge of Judge Collins' headquarters during the State conven tion at Minneapolis Thursday a cas ual observer would have been justified in supposing the State capitol had been moved.Cloquet Pine Knot. Honest. No, no, dear Mr. Cheney, that dou ble column plate headed, "Some things R. C. Dunn accomplished when he was State auditor," can hardly be designated as a "press bureau" edi torial. It was simply a resume of plain, unvarnished facts, and any citizen of Minnesota who accomplished what Dunn did, when he was State auditor, is good enough to be gover nor of Minnesota. Don't \ou think so, "Charley?" Be honest, now. Lake City Republican. Gaining Every Day. Regarding the governorship fight, we believe that the Dunn sentiment is gaining in strength every day in this section of the county, at least, and while at the convention at Rochester Tuesday, we gained the impression that he was in the ascendency in nearly all parts of the county. Give such a man your vote and you will never regret it.Stewartville Times. Helped Rather Than Hurt. The Rochester Post and Record, while it has been friendly to Judge Collins has little use for some of his friends. It has come to the conclu sion, after a full and satisfactory in vestigation of the charges against Mr. Dunn emanating from the public ex aminer's office, that Public Examiner Johnson has "made a supreme fool of himself." Says the Post and Record: "In his zeal to injure Mr. Dunn he has shown his own lack of common sense and discretion, and it is ques tionable if he has not helped rather than hurt the man he would delight to ruin." This is just what the Repub lican and Herald has all along claimed, that the campaign instigated against R. C. Dunn by some of the heads of the State administration has been so viciously stupid as to do him more good than harm. Judge Collins can well pray to be saved from some of his fool friends.Winona Republi can and Herald. E Route to White Earth. Simon Michelet, Indian agent, and J. Lougan, an Indian policeman of the White Earth agency, staid in this city Sunday night. They had been at Mille Lacs lake for the purpose of inducing the Mille Lacs band of [n- dians to go to the White Earth reser vation and select their apportionment of land. Chief Wah-we-way-cum-ig and family, Eliza Goodman and three or four others went with them from this place Monday morning.Mora Times. Death of Mrs. Elmer Severance. Word has been received from Elmer Severance of Gilroy, Cal., announc ing the death of his wife. Mr. Sev erance is en route home with the body and will arrive this afternoon. Mrs. Severance was a member of the L. O. T. M. of Princeton and the Lady Mac cabees will have charge of the funer al which will probably be held to morrow afternoon. r Hiss- i 4 ^iJ&ism. 1 ^-fVt Shavings. W Hi I, Out of gloom into gladness. The worm will soon be out of the frost belt. Hash covers up a lot of defects in the cooking. An expert accountant after all is nothing but a figure head. The season of victory and purity and peace is_near at hand. You can't always tell a man by his gait, but you generally can by his fence. Get ready for spring. According to all almanacical calculations it is here. Beware of the policy man. You can never tell what he is, where he is or why he is. The president had a midnight con ference with Booker T. Washington. Keep it dark. There are a lot of men like the March windthey apparently blow over nothing. A man with a budding jag usually thinks the world owes him an apology for obtruding. Some legislators don't know the difference between a State constitution and the beatitudes. There are four seasons to the year, but there is no order to their exits and their entrances. They say to-morrow never comes, but you can't make a man think so who is under sentence of death. The land seeker is abroad in the land and the fool killer is getting ready to make his rounds in far away Canada. The Japanese diet has been opened with stately ceremony. The Japs al ready have a pretty good diet for Rus sian standpatters. The Texas and Missouri cyclones have started up for the season. It will soon be time to do a little cyclone cellar practice. The new skirts for ladies are fuller and not quite so well adapted to that kangaroo walk that many young and old damsels affected to the disgust of all common-sense people. The federal supreme court says per sons riding on railroad passes cannot collect damages in cases of accident. Pass holders might induce accident insurance companies to issue them, franks. "If it comes to the worst, Mike, sve, can swim," said Jerry. "Thin it looks loike it was time to work your fins, for divil a bit worse could it be on me narves than at the present time" said Mike as his breast parted the dashing waves. At a political convention down in Oklahoma they passed resolutions endorsing Moses and pledged him the entire vote of the children of Israel in the age to come. Susan B. An thony was eulogized for her great battle for woman's rights and was pledged the loyal support of the peo ple of the United States, Cuba, Porto Rico, the Philippine Islands, Guam, Alaska, and Rhode Island for the pres idency in 1967. Minnesota's Delagates 2 To Republican National Convention j at Chicago, June 21. tf******************************************* DELEGATES AT LARGE. Gov. S. R. Van Sant, Senator Nel son, Thomas Lowry, Senator Clapp. Alternates: E. J. Herringer, Ada Frank T. White, Elk River A. R, Mc Gill, St. Paul T. W. Hugo, Duluth. DISTRICT DELEGATES. First DistrictE. B. Collester, Wa seca John M. Rawley, Rochester. Al ternates: Alex. Campbell, Austin Sam A. Langum, Preston. Second DistrictGustav Widdell, Mankato H. C. Grass, Slav ton. Al ternates: E. T. Smith. Lakefield F. L. Humiston, Worthington. Third DistrictW. W. Sivright, Hutchinson Dr. J. A. Gates, Kenyon G. A. McKenzie, Gaylord. Alter nates: William Hodgson, Hastings. Fourth DistrictE. G. Rogers, St. Paul: Frank B. Kellogg, St. Paul. Alternates: Frank J. Lake, Stillwater P. H. Stollberg, Harris. Fifth DistrictW. W. Heffelfinger, Minneapolis Charles A. Smith, Min neapolis. Alternates: Stewart Gam ble, Minneapolis Timothy E. Byrnes, Minneapolis. Sixth DistrictF. C. Rice, Park Rapids C. H. March, Litchfield. Al ternates: S. L. Frazer, Verndale George Hanscom, Foley. Seventh DistrictConvention to be held March 23. Eighth DistrictJoseph B. Cotton, Duluth C. P. DeLaittre, Aitkin. Al ternates: J. E. Lyons, Carolton W R. Gillis, Anoka. Ninth DistrictA. D. Stephens, Crookston Amos Markel, Perham. Alternates: George E. Perley, Moor head N. M. Watson, Red Lake Falls. Bain coats and mackintoshes. Get one and stay out in the wet with safety. *^^^^S^^*l^^^f4a^5i'5l^i* I Ludden's store." 1 $.