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7' THE PRINCETON UNION BY R. C. DUNN. Published Every THtxrsctay. TERMS$1.oo PER YEAR IN ADVANCE. Si.25 I NOT PAID IN ADVANCE. OFFICE: FIRST ST.. EAST OF COURTHOUSE. Q. 1. STAPLES. Business Manager. GEO. F. WRIGHT. Editor. Good growing weather. be better. Could not Are ou coming to Princeton to help celebrate the Fourth? Some of the Collins shouters have the bark mark all right. Every good Republican should at tend the primary election in his dis trict. Another Hearst contest in Hennepin county and there would need to be a call issued for recruits. Ex-Attorney General Knox will suc ceed the late Senator Quay, but will remain in the cabinet until the close of the "\ear. The wool that the Collins people ha\ been pulling over the eyes of the people, proves to be the real thing in the shoddy line. Just notice how the Collins watch dogs are re&ortmg to all kinds of tricks to stem the tide of public senti ment toward Dunn. The only hope of setae of the cap tains of industry of the ring of rooters about the building with a dome up Wabasha street is in a political resur rection in the dim and distant future. The editor of the Jackson Republic, Nelson P. G. Wright, has laid aside the paste pot and scissors of the sanc tum for an M. E. pastorate. He must have crossed o\ er in a flying machine. With its issue of last week the Itasca News sent out a blotter bearing a very neat advertisement of the Newrs and its job equipment. The blotter was a good advertisement. Itasca county will vote for good roads bonds on the twenty-second of this month. "Aye means good roads, "no" means a step backward. There ought to be aj es enough to see a long ways ahead. 'None of the attacks of Mr. Dunn's opponents will change the minds of those Republicans in Cass county who are for the Princeton candidate," says a Cass county Republican. There are others all over the State. Northern Michigan is to be settled by 20,000 Polish people who will find homes on the cut-over lands of that state. The new settlers should engage in bean raising as there will be a fine lot of good Poles that can be utilized. The State Art society will begin a crusade against the bill boards, but let us be more particular and call them William Boards. Bill is too short and harsh and is not at all euphon ious. But goodby, Bill, we can see your finish. If a prominent citizen comes out for Dunn he is a horse-thief, but if pur-down chance he comes out for Collins he is purity personified. Indeed, how im maculately pure in heart and purpose are the administration Scribes and Pharisees. Dunn can win easily without a vote from Hennepin county in the Republi can State convention. Without Hen nepin county's Support in the State convention Mr. Collins does not stand a ghost of a chance of receiving the gubernatorial nomination. Hicks, the weather prophet, does not believe that the rain fall for June, will come up to the average, taking the country as a whole. He thinks that some portions of the north and northwest will have a shortage of moisture before the close of the month. If R. C. Dunn was the corrupt offi cial that his political enemies would have the public believe he is, he wouldn't get a corporal's guard out to hear him. He is being greeted at all his Minneapolis meetings with large audiences who soon discover that he has nothing to cover up, is frank and outspoken in all his state ments, and is willing to leave his rec- The Japs have asked one of the large milling companies of Minneap olis for prices on 50,000 barrels of flour. Just wait until those Japs get to eating bread made from Minnesota flour. There will be something doing around Port Arthur and on toward the trails of Siberia. Twelve years ago the Minneapolis Journal and the St. Paul Dispatch were busily engaged in denouncing Knute Nelson as a tool of J. J. Hill. Mr. Nelson was nominated by acclam ation and elected governor by a rous ing majority in 1892, was renominated by acclamation and re-elected in 1894, and is at present serving his second term in the United States senate. The Martin-Johnson outfit is vainly endeavoring to stem public sentiment. It would seem that Judge Searle has 3ust as much right to accept pub lic endorsement as Collins has to ac cept administration endorsement. Judge Searle never sought the honors that are being thrust upon him. His friends deemed him worthy of them. He has too much regard for the office he fills to''stoop to conquer." The same cannot be said of Judge Col lins. The Dunn delegates will get down from the ranges on convention day spite of the machinations of the Collins county committee, which called their caucuses the evening before the county convention. Duluth News-Tribune. The horns of the keep-me-in-office crowd are long and are being vicious ly used, but the dehorning process will come later on. Never before in the history of the State was a dirtier and more relent less warfare waged against a candi date for office a pre-convention campaign than is being waged against R. C. Dunn by the Van Sant-Collins combination. The Republicans of Minnesota in common with all Ameri cans believe in fair play, and we do not believe that they will countenance the disreputable tactics that have been and are being used by the officehold ers's union to perpetuate themselves in office. In an editorial on ''Immigration for Minnesota," published elsewhere in this issue, the Pioneer Press takes occasion to criticise the State's at tempt to compile agricultural, com mercial and industrial statistics, a work that has long been a farce and of no value whatever to the State. The Pioneer Press finds the blue book, or legislative manual, deficient in presenting the State's resources, and the criticism is far from an un reasonable one. The returns made each year by county auditors to the 'commissioner of statistics" are not worth the paper they are written on. The diabolical dynamite plot in Col orado resulted in the passing of the Western Federation of Miners and its kindred associations. The citizens of the districts in which the mining troubles have occurred have turned the labor unions that have con ducted the long strike and will make terms with miners on the old scale of wages, permission being granted to conduct local unions on conservative lines. The strike was one of the most expensive in the history of the country and cost the state of Colorado alone a million dollars while the loss to the miners has been millions. A few cool heads could probably have saved all the trouble. In Cass county the Collins support ers have issued an illegal call for a county convention based on the vote cast for Governor Van Sant at the last election. The Republican State committee expressly provided that the basis of representation should be the vote cast for McKinley in 1900. The regulars have issued a call on thetrain authority of a majority of the Repub lican county committee based on the vote cast for President McKinley. If, as is claimed by the Minneapolis Journal and other subsidized organs of Mr. Collins, Cass county is solid for the "dignified little Judge" why resort to such disreputable tactics? A big majority of the voters of Cass county favor R. C. Dunn and the bo gus county convention was called for the sole purpose of sending a contest ing delegation to the State convention. THE PBINCETOtf tWIOH: THtJBSDAY, JUNE 16, 1904. The call for the Republican county primaries and the county convention has been issued, and the attention of all Republicans is directed to these important events. The primaries for Mille Lacs county will be held on the twenty-third day of June and the county convention on the twenty-eigth day of the month for the purpose of electing nine delegates to attend the State convention to be held in the city of St. Paul on the thirtieth of this month. This convention will place in nomination a State ticket and there is not a Republican voter in the State who values the privilege of citizenship and the free choice in the selection of candidates for office but who will make an effort to be at his local pri mary and have a voice in the selection of men who will have a voice theIt naming of a State ticket. It is to be hoped that all Republicans in Mille Lacs county and for that matter throughout the State will turn out to the primaries and assert their citizen ship and choose such men as they can place confidence in in the selection of men to go to the State convention. Special Train for State Contention. Arrangements are being made for running a special train down to St. Paul the afternoon before the State convention. The train will start from Mora early in the afternoon and will probably leave Princeton about five o'clock arriving at St. Paul about supper time. Princeton will send down a delegation of over 200 while Milaca and Mora report that there will be big delegations from those points who are anxious to be on the ground early to shout for the Prince ton candidate for governor. It is ex pected that many will join the party at Zimmerman, Elk River and Anoka. The special train will cost over $500 and this amount will be raised by the citizens of Princeton and adjoin ing towns who desire to make the trip and be on hand at State convention time. Further announcements regard ing the running of the train will be made next week. Candidates for Superintendent. The school board has been besieged by a lot of candidates for the position of superintendent of schools, and the end does not appear to be \et in sight, for they are still coming. Prof. Ells worth of Shakopee was in town again over Sunday. and Prof. Malone of the Chaska schools also spent Sunday here looking up the strings. Several others struck town Monday night, among them Prof. Payne of Stewart ville. Prof. Wetzel of Sauk Rapids, Prof. Jones of Redwood Falls, and Prof. Pinney of Rush City has also been here with a iew of getting next to the board. There are over twenty applications on file at the present time, and while the board realizes that the best of teachers do not have to peddle their abilities about much the board will take its time in making the selection. Good Word for Judge Searle. The World is not one whit behind its many contemporaries in its admira tion for Judge Searle, nor in its rec ognition of his fitness for the place, but we would not do anything that might place him in an embarrassing position. We will say, however, that we would take pleasure in supporting Judge Searle if he was a candidate, and would certainly sup port him if the Republican State con vention should see fit to name him for the position. If the position was offered him without solicitation we do not see how he could well decline it, The office is an honorable one, to which any jurist in the State might aspire, and if it came to one without effort or work of any kind there is probably no lawyer in the State who would refuseStaples World. Company Goes Into Camp. Company started Tuesday morn ing for its annual outing and field practice at Camp Lakeview, at Lake City. A special detail of five left on Monday in charge of Quartermaster Sergeant Johnson with the camp equipment. The boys arrived in camp Tuesday afternoon and will be in camp for ten days. Thirty-eight mem bers of the company reported at the armory Tuesday morning and in charge of Capt. Caley and First Lieu tenant Howard marched to the depot where a special coach was in waiting and was attached to the regular morn ing passenger. Several members of the company expected to take the train at points en route to camp. As theJohnson's pulled out the boys were given hearty parting cheers by the crowd at the depot which was present to wit ness their departure. Nicollet for Dunn. '.w*ffl&&tmtt&i G. A. Blomberg, chairman of the Republican committee of Nicollet county, who was in the city expressed the opinion that Nicollet county will go for R. C. Dunn for governor, Julius H. Block for State treasurer and W. J. Donahower for attorney general. I feel confident that Nicollet county will go for R. C. Dunn," said Mr. Blomberg. ''The Princeton candidate has many friends down our way and we are going ton stick by him to thesentiment last. We are also for Block and Donahower."Pioneer Press. 1 POLITICAL COMMENT I The Leading Candidate. The end of the campaign is near at hand and the contest for delegates will go merrily on throughout the State. R. C. Dunn will be the leading candi date, and is likely to be nominated on the first ballot.Roseau County Times. Strengthened Rather Then Weakened. The records of the State auditor's office during Mr. Dunn's term ought to be pretty well looked up by this time. Began some seven or eight months ago, isn't it about time "30" was in? Our Republican brethren are having a battle royal and the fight becomes warmer as the time for hold ing the convention grows nearer. Who will be the nominee for governor? Well, it will not be a "dark horse." will be Dunn or Collins, for a guess, with the chances strongly in favor of the former at this time. The "inves tigations" that have been going on have strengthened rather than weak ened him with his party.Irish Stand ard. A "Dark Horse" Suggestion. Never you mind. If you want a "dark horse" candidate for governor, just please select one from your ranks, you Collins-anti-McCleary shouters. Bob Dunn is a good standby for us. Suit yourselves, gentlemen. We'' stand pat." Most certainly you understand that term.Blue Earth Post. Martin as a Hero. There is some talk around Collins headquarters that Jim Martin is to apply for a slice of Carnegie's hero fund as a reward for having conducted the Collins campaign.Lakefield Standard. Both Robbers. When a burglar enters your house at night his purpose is robbery When a corrupt politician opposes an honest candidate for office, a man who has stood by the people as Bob Dunn has, it means robberyLake Crystal Union. Want to -Quit. Judge Collins is most unfortunate in being merely a tool in the hands of the present administration which is determined to continue itself in power if it has to besmirch the character of every man in Minnesota in order to do it. To this end it has used and is still using the office of public examiner of the State as a political bludgeon. Through the public examiner the adstampeding ministration has started a campaign of villification which it still continues meanwhile crying out because the good name of Judge Collins has been drag ged in the dirt. No wonder the friends of Judge Collins want to quit Bemidji Pioneer. Those Belated Attacks. The attacks made upon Mr. Dunn from certain official quarters three years after he retired from office must disgust the fair-minded voter. A leg islative committee investigates and pronounces the highest enconium upon his conduct of the auditor's office Then follows an official who is certain to be relieved from office if Mr. Dunn is nominated and elected, and who knows it, who charges irregularities His first report proving a boomerang he follows it with a second, and prom ises a weekly bulletin hereafter. Can didly, can anything be more absurd than these attempts to blacken after an unprejudiced legislative committee has made a thorough investigation and report, a committee of three only one of whom was a Dunn supporter, but which would not withhold honor where honor was due.Redwood Gazette. Don't be Misled. It is well to beware of giving too much credence to these last day cam paign stories. They are put "out to mislead the people. Dunn's friends are standing like a stone wall. There is no wavering nor sign of turn ing. They know their man and they know that he can be relied upon. He has been tried and not found wanting and roorbacks will not effect them But there is always an element in every community who have not thoroughly investigated the situation, and to these the Journal would say, take these fake stories at what they are worth, but investigate them thor oughly before making up your mind. Owatonna Journal. Molander Gets in the Game. Swan B. Molander, who was stump age clerk during "Bob" Dunn's terms as State auditor, takes State Examiner latest insallment of charges and simply makes them appear ridicu lous. He defies Johnson to show one instance wherein the State was theState loser in the sale of State pine or col lection of trespass by any neglect on the part of Mr. Dunn. Johnson is a disgrace to his office, but suppose he is performing the duties according to the dictations of his superiors.Mora Times. Hennepin County's Opportunity. There is no disguising the fact that, outside of the "clique,' or the office holding contingent, very little popular is in favor of Judge Collins for governor. Hennepin county, is said, by politicians who should know, to be able to name the next governor, and if they name Mr. Dunn, the peo ple's choice, it would be, in many re spects, the wisest act Minneapolis ever did in all her past political career. St. Vincent New Era. Completely Disgusted. The ways of the Collins managers are very peculiar. They plan and plan and when they launch one* of their crushing blows it is sure to fall on themselves. The people are get ting completely disgusted in the mat ter of the Johnson reports.Pillager Leader. Sure of Nomination and Election. Hon. W. I. Nolan, State represent ative from Hennepin county, wTho spoke in the opera house on Thursday evening, says Bob Dunn is sure of nomination and election.Fisher Bul letin. Somewhat Significant. Another Democratic paper has come out for Collins, the Little Falls Her ald. The Democrats are afraid of honest Bob Dunn, but have hopes if Collins is nominated.Chisago Countv News. A Little Superfluous. There is absolutely no necessity for the country press friendly to Dunn to use up too much space in his behalf. That column of mire that the Minne apolis Journal unloads for him each day will nominate him without the aid of his friends.Franklin Tribune. A Hard Task. The St. Cloud Journal-Press has a column editorial on the evils of tax dodging which winds up with: "I there any harder test of truth and honor and good citizenship than that of tr\ing to tell the assessor the truth?" Yes, Alvah, judging from the appearance of the columns of your excellent newspaper for the past six weeks it would seem to be a good deal harder for you to give Robt. C. Dunn a square deal than it is to tell the truth about your taxes.Redwood Reveille. Treason in Stearns. The editor of the St. Cloud Journal Press, who by the way is the political sponsor of Judge Collins, is greatly exercised over the fact that Judge Searle, also of St. Cloud, is being urged by the State press of Minnesota for a position on the supreme bench. He regards it as treason to Stearns county. Judge Searle can be nomin ated without the vote of Stearns county, and if the Journal Press editor can keep his home delegation from to the judge where is the treason. Latest reports from Stearns county would indicate that Editor Eastman has good grounds for alarm. Not that they love Collins less but that they love Searle more. While the Sixth judicial district would be greatly pleased with Judge Searle's elevation to the supreme bench it would regret to lose the service of so able a jurist.Alexandria Post-News. Are "Seeing Things." The opponents of Bob Dunn are "seeing things" again. They profess to believe that the large number of candidates for the places of railroad commissioner is a result of the work of the Dunn advisers. Are we to un derstand from this that these candi dates are all Dunn men?Hutchin son Independent-Times. We Should Say Not. The question is, do the Repub licans of Minnesota want a tool of the Great Northern Railway governor of the State?Wadena Pioneer Journal. No. Bro. Eastman. Ten thousand times no. That is just the reason the Republicans of Minnesota are going to elect Bob Dunn governor. When State Librarian Nelson tried to hang Jim Hill up for $25,000 for Collins' campaign fund, and promised that in return Collins "would be good."he showed where the little judge was at.drawn Pillager Post. Confidence, Notwithstanding. The voters of this State have con fidence in the honesty of Hon. R. C. Dunn in spite of the pole cats who are attacking his character by insinua tions and untruthfulness.Brecken ridge Telegram. Ask Something Easy. A subscriber writes to ask us whyterm Judge Collins resigned the honorable and lucrative office of associate jus tice of the supreme court to get into the scramble for the governorship. The Herald is a veritable cyclopedia of information, but we give it up. Ask us something easier.Sauk Cen tre Herald. Thirteen for Dunn. LeSueur county is for Dunn and will send thirteen of his supporters to the convention.LeSueur Centre Leader. Beautifully Less. Small by degrees and beautifully less" is the way the State machine's chance of perpetuating itself grows. Duluth News-Tribune. One Difference. One difference: State Librarian Nelson solicited but did not get $25,000 from Jim Hill for Colilns' campaign fund. Bob Dunn received, but didtest not solicit, a purse of $5,000 from his old friends and neighbors at Princeton for his campaign fund.Hubbard County Clipper. Van Sant After a Third Term. If anybody supposes that Gov. Van Sant is not in the gubernatorial con test except as the chief backer of Judge Collins he evidently does not know the man. Minnesota probably never had a governor who so thoroughly enjoyed the honor of the office as Van Sant or who found such continuing delight in the performance of its more public duties. It was the consuming ambition of his life to be elected and re-elected governor and possession, instead of abating the ardor of his passion, has only inflamed it the more. It was well understood, there fore, that Gov. Van Sant wanted very much to be a candidate for a third term, and it was only after a diligent feeling of the popular pulse on the subject that he reluctantly yielded to the reluctant advice of his privy coun cil that it would not do to talk about a third term, at least openly, and con sented to the putting forward of Judge Collins as his heir apparent and suc cessor. He was generally known and accepted as the administration candi date and so long as the question lay between Collins and Dunn all the pat ronage and influence of the adminis tration was arrayed on the side of Collins. All its dogs of war were let loose on the heels of his chief competi tor. R. C. Dunn. The governor had some scores of his own to pay off with Dunn, for Dunn had not only been an outspoken critic of his doings, but some of the most important measures of Van Sant's administration, which his friends ascribed to his initiative, were in fact originally recommended by Dunn in his reports as State audi tor. So that if he did not personally in stigate, he undoubtedly looked with favor on, the slanderous attacks made by his appointee. Public Examiner Johnson, on Dunn's official record. Dunn's reply to the first attack of Johnson sufficed not only to show the mailcious emptiness of his charges, but recoiled with such telling point on' Judge Collins as to put the latter in a sorry plight. Then, as if by precon cert, the crj arose that the quarrel between the two candidates was dis graceful to both and had created such bad blood between the opposing fac tions that the good of the party re quired that both should be pushed aside for a third man. These sugges tions, be it noted, originated in ad ministration circles. It was the State administration which, through its stipendiary, began pitilessly pelting Dunn with mud in the interest of the administration candidate. When Dunn wiped the mud from his shield and threw some of it back at his assailant and those behind him, it was an old, but not ingenious trick for those who began the quarrel to demand that the victim and his assailant be subjected to the same punishment. Whatever quarrel there was originated with the Van Sant administration. It was forced upon Dunn by the wholly un provoked and groundless assault made upon him by a servitor of the Van Sant administration. Neverthe less the stench they had raised was so offensive to the delicate nostrils of administration circles that they pro posed to cleanse the atmosphere they had themselves polluted by discarding both the candidates and nominating a third man. This situation suited Van Sant exactly. It promised an easy fruition of his hopes and plans. For what other third man could, oppose his ineffectual glimmer to the blazing effulgence of Van Sant's fame? And what could be more appropriate than that he should reap the advantage of a quarrel brought about by the con venient agency of his serviceable ap pointee? But to disgust people suf ficiently with the quarrel to insure the rejection of both candidates it was necessary to keep it up by renewing the attack on Dunn. This was ac cordingly done and that the contro versy should not flag for lack of fuel a third installment of the so-called investigation of his record is prom ised soon. This apparently accounts for the persistency of these repeated assaults on Dunn. It is true that after his first reply Dunn has refused to be into further discussion of his record, leaving it to stand as its own defense. It usually takes two to make a quarrel, but in this case, where it is all on one side, the object of the as sault is presumed by some people to be even more guilty than his assail ant, and the quarrel is all the more offensive on Dunn's part because he refused to be a party to it. The situation, therefore, when the facts are stated, is not as promising for Gov. Van Sant's dream of a third candidacy as he had appar ently figured it out. There is no evi dence that Republicans of any faction are disposed to make Dunn in any way responsible for the attacks made upon him by the hirelings of the State administration, and even if, as a re sult of this controversy, "both candi dates were defeated, it is quite unlikely that Gov. Van Sant would be permit ted to profit by the public disgust with a warfare which originated in his own political family.Pioneer Press. Shot a Glandered Horse. Dr. Neumann shot a glandered horse last Monday belonging to Asa Eccle bocker who lives on the north side of the river. The animal was reported to the local board of health and Dr. Neumann made an inspection and found that the horse had a bad case of glanders and it was shot at once. The horse that had been worked with the glandered horse showed symptoms of the same disease and has been quarantined and will be subjected to a for glanders and in all proba biilty it will have to be shot. The team was being worked in the field when Dr. Neumann went over to look at them. if?