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constitute the bulk of the $500,000 that Gov. Johnson refers to In his/ keynote speech, and nearly all of these alleged trespasses were committed after I had left the state auditor's office, a fact that Gpv. Johnson and his friends have stu diously endeavored to conceal. Has JVot Stopped Trespass. Gov. Johnson says he has jiut a stop to trespassing on state lands. He has aone rfothing of the kind. There is more or less trespass going on right along. State Auditor Iverson informs me that about $18,000 has been collected for trespass committed since January, 1903. See his letter. There is less trespass than for merly because there is less timber to tres pass upon. It was my policy and is the policy of Mr. Iverson, I presume, to get rid of the isolated tracts that were ex posed to trespass. Since I left office prob ably 200,000,000 feet of timber has been sold. There is now at the disposal of tho auditor and timber board twice the amount of money to care tor and protect state lands from trespass than was given me for the same purpose. With far lesa land and timber to protect and twice the means to protect it, is it strange that there should be less trespass than for merly? There will be an end of trespass ing when there is no timber to trespass upon, and at the rate timber is being got ten rid of in the state that period will not be deteired beyond a few vears. Go* crnor a I.nw Violator. I now hctrge Gov Johnson ^\ith having deliberately violated the timber law of tho state, and violated it in such a manner as to cost the state thousands of dollars. Section 13, chapter '204, General Laws of 1005. provides that "If the governor and at least one other member of the board shall so determine, they shall enter upon the record of appraisals a scatement dated and signed by them that such timber is in danger of being injured, and that a i-ale thereof is NECESSARY TO PRO- TECT THE STATE PROM LOSS." Bear in mind that not a stick of timber can be hold unless i he go\ ernor approves the sale. Under the 1905 law tho timber board is composed of the governor, auditor, treasurer and attorney general The audi tor, treasurer and attorney general might approve of a sale, but the sale could not be legally made if the governor withheld his approval. Under the old law the governor and timber board were obliged to rely alto gether upon the reports of the auditor's cruisers to ascertain v/hether any timber Droposed to be sold was subject to sale. But under the new law there is an appro priation of $10,000 annually to piovide for cruisers, independent of the auditor's oruners, "to ascertain whether any tim ber proposed to be sold is subject to sale," viz., to ascertain if it is necessary to pro tect the state from loss. (See section 14, chapter 214, General Laws of 1903). The intent ol the law is that no tim ber shall be :-old unless it is liable to waste by fire, windfall or other cause. The theory is that the state can better afford to hold its green and growing timber than to dispose of it. Pine tim ber, especially white pine, is enhancing in value yearly. The prices tor white pine timber arc soaring skyward. There is comparatively little white pine left in the state. At the sale of pine timber held at the capitol on Sept. 18, 1905, about hO.000,000 feet were sold, sold with the approval of Gov Johnson, and it is safe to say that not to exceed 5 per cent of the amount was liable to waste. In plain terms, the great bulk of the timber as sold contrary to law. I will admit that fair prices were obtained for the timber. But that timber would he worth from 30 to 75 per cent more, yes, perhaps 100 per cent more, five or ten years hence. At the sale held only a few days aeo in the state capitol timber brought $13.50 per 1,000. At the sale this year about 40,000,000 feet were sold, making a total for the two years of Gov. Johnson's ad ministration of 120,000,000 feet on esti mate. The actual cut always overruns the estimate from 10 to 20 per cent, so it is safe to say 123,000,000 feet were sold I repeat, not to exceed 5 per cent of this vast amount of timber was liable to sale, and there was no earthly excuse for sell ing it, save that lumbermen made appli cation to have it offered for sale. What the State Loses. At the rate that timber is advancing in price and owing to the increasing scarci ty of pine timber it is no exaggeration to assert that had the timber not liable to waste that was sold at the last two sales been withheld from market until five or ten years hence the state would have been the gainer to the extent of at least SdOO.OOO! When I assert that the major portion of the timber sold by the state in 1905-6 was sold illegally I know where of I speak. I have a transcript of page after page of the "record of appraisals," signed by John A. Johnson as governor, in which not a scratch of a pen appears to show that the timber was liable to waste by Are or other cause. I will enumerate a few of the sections and give the page of "appraisal record": Page. Sec Twp. Rge No. Feet. 400 10 OS 17 467,000 401 16 2 13 350,000 470 r.(i 54 15 5,855,000 479 1H 51 15 2.000.000 4S0 1 14 2.835,000 481 30 15 3,215.000 r.02 12 fio 20 261.000 -,12 16 131 2S 450,000 513 36 13J 29 495,000 514 16 132 30 640.000 521 16 US 32 1.150,000 25 149 33 235,000 529 36 149 33 325.001* Anv one can consult the records and \erify the truth of my assertions. The reasons adduced for selling, when any reason at all is given, are in most cases frivolous: "Danger from trespass," "Some ri= from fire aid trespass," etc. How Lin there be danger from trespass when the governor says he has put a stop to tre=!pT5sinsi9 THE STATE LOSS $500,000. I reiterate that the great bulk of the timber sold at the last two sa'es was sold contrary to law, that the state loses at tho lowest calculation $500,000, and that Gov. Johnson is solely responsible, as not a stick could be sold without his consent, and he had ample means at his command to act independently and intelligently and protect the interests of the state. Assessment of Iron Properties, Etc. Gov Johnson claims credit for increas ing the valuation of iron properties, the stioet car companies and other corpora tions Let us analyze his claims. From is07 to the time I ouit the auditor's of fice in January. MO". I waged an un cea"ing warlaie in behalf of equitable taxation and earned for myself the enmitv of powerful interests, interests that have pursued mo relentles^lv ever since. I was not always successful my efforts, for, I am sorrv to say. thoe who should have aided and assisted me helf aloof or open ly antagonized me. Gov. Lind and the late Attornev General Childs were the only executive officers that ever gave me any material assistance in my fight for equitable taxation of corporation1? IhUHHjiMlia *B^ff and large interests. Nevertheless, under the most disheartening circumstances pi ogress was made. Th assessment of the street railway companies, gas and electric light compa nies were largely increased, and the iron properties which were paving $20,000 all told in taxes in 1S95, -when I become state auditor, paid over $600,000 in taxes in 10O3, when I left office. The first big in crease in the assessment of the iron properties was made in 1902, when I in duced the county board of equalization of St Louis county to increase the assess ment from $10,000,000 to $30,000,000. Auditor Halden of St. Louis county ably seconded my efforts. It was then understood that the county board of St. Louis county would increase the assessment of the iron properties gradually every two years until the $100,- 000,000 mark was reached. Pursuant to that understanding the assessment of iron properties in 1904 in that county were increased by the county board to $40,000.- 000. or thereabouts, and if John A. John son had never been born the assessment of the mines would again have been in creased bv the county this year. Gov. Johnson is entitled to no credit whatever for the increase made by the countv board of St. Louis county. Auditor Hal den and thp county commissioners of St Louis county are not, as Gov Johnson would have us believe, the creatures of the steel trust A more independent set of officials than those of St. Louis countv cannot be found within the confines of the tate They know their duty and perform it fearlessly. Crndr Work by Board of Canaliza- tion. The exigencies of the occasion demanded that the state hoard of equalization ta! some- action, for political effect, relative to the assessment of iron mines Gov. Johnson could derive no glory from the voluntary action of the Republican offi cial? of St Louis county. His board of equiliz.ttioi must act' After numerous "^^W^^^ft Moral sessions of the board. In wWch members of Gov. Johnson's kitchen cabi net participated, it as finally determined, for political effect, to increase the assess ment of the iron mines 13 per cent. Then It was given out that the assessment of the steel trust had been increased $15,- 000.000! How was it done? Under sec tion 863 of the Revised Laws of Minne sota, which is virtually Chaper 134. Gen eral Laws of 1S97. which I had placed upon the statute books. Were the owners of the mines notified to appear and show cause why the assess ment should not be increased? No! In order to increase the assessment of the mines every foot of real estate in the as sessment district In which a mine was lo cated was increased 15 per cent. The state board mads a horizontal raise of 15 per cent of all the real estate in every as sessment district in which a mine is lo cated. The peer settler, struggling to make a livelihood for himself and family, had his taxes Increased. The assessments of owners of every little dwelling house, grocery store, blacksmith shop, boarding house, etc., were increased 15 per cent. In fact, a gross injustice was done all small property owners in Tower, Ely, Sparta, Iron Mountain, Eveleth, Virginia, Hibbing and eve*-y range town. The small prop erty owners were already assessed high enough, and Gov. Jahnson's model state board of equalization added 15 per cent to their burdens! The county hoard returned the mining property at S61.00O.0UO, the 13 per cent by the state board raised the assessment $9,150,000 and not S15.0O0.00O as clalmert by the organs of the governor, makinj? a total for the iron properties in St. Louis county of $70,150,000. The increase in the value of the mines, even if made for po litical effect, was proper. But why add to the burdens of the already overburdened small property owners? Gov. Johnson has a liberal contingent fund at his dis posal. Why did he not do as Gov. Lind had done and as I had done when I was state auditorsecure the data and in formation that would enable the state board of equalization to act intelligently and increase the assessment of each in dividual mine the proper per cent without touching the property of poor people that was already assessede Solder histh An Incident oi1 enouKhp 9 t!i 1!0 4 Camaign. Two years ago the Twin City jobber* and their cmploves v.-ere largely arrayed against me in mv candidacy for the gov ernoishin. IIH reuson for their opposi tion never could understand. As state auditor and as a member of tho state board of equalization I alwavs endeav ored to treat the jobbers fairly. No man can truthfully say otherwise. In matters pertaining to taxation mv disoosition was and always had been to treat all inter ests fairly. Here is an incident of thp campaign of 1904 which I will relate for the benefit of mv friends'the jobbers. Along about the first of September things were beginning to warm up and there was not a dollar in the treasury ot the Republican state committee, and the prospects, -from a financial standpoint, were discouraging. The closing up of Re publican headquarters was seriously con templated. At this juncture a prominem member of the committee, not a resident of St. raul or Minneapolis, said to me: "Bob, of you will give your consent and let me have a free hand,' I wi'l guarantee to raise a campaign fund of $40,000 with in forty-eight hours!" "How do you pro pose to do it." I remarked. He answered, "I wil go to every jobber in both cities and tell him to 'cough un' or when you are governor you will appoint a board of equalization that will assess 1 out of him!" I immediately said. "No. you can not get my consent to anv such scheme I will rfot stand for it. That would be blackmailing. I doubt whether you could obtain money in the way you suggest, but in any event I am unalterably op posed to your plan. I would prefer that the headquarters should be closed and re main closed than obtain money to keep it open in the manner you suggest At the time I told Mr. Hamlin, chair man of the committee, of the proposition and my answer, and he heartily approved of my action. Favoritism Shown Minneapolis Job bers. Now, without the slightest personal feeling in the matter, I ask, why was such favoritism shown the Minneapolis jobbers by Gov. Johnson's state board of equalization? Why was there a reduction of $472,429 in the assessment of the wholesalers of Minneapolis? The assessor of Minneapolis and the board of equalization of Hennepin coun ty made what they believe to be a fair assessment of the wholesalers of Minne apolis, but in secret session the state board decreased the figures in the amount stated. Why? if the newspapers of Min neapolis are to be believed, the jobbers of that city were never more prosperous than at present. If there is any class of men who can well afford to pay taxes on a fair valuation it is the prosperous job bers Draw your own inference But bear in mind that Mr Johnson is deeply indebted to the jobbers of Minneapolis and their employes tor sei vices rendered him two years ago Tlie Decrease Contrary to Uvr, Was thD decrease in the assessment of Minneapolis wholesalers in accordance with law? I unhesitatingly assert it was not Section 833 of the revised laws pro vides how personal property shall be list ed tor taxation There are'thirty classes Goods and merchandise are presumed to be listed in class sixteenthe wording of the classification is "the value of goods merchandise and other personal property pertaining to the business of the person listing as a merchant." There is no pro vision in the law for the subdividing of a class. Subdivision 5 of said section 803 leads: "They (the state board) shall take from the aggregate valuation of AN^ CLASS of ptoperty in anv county town, village or city, which thev bpli^ve to be valued above the true and lull value in money." Mark the words. ANY CLASS No ref erence is made anywhere in the law to the subdivision ot a class. Goods and merchandise Minneapolis were re turned in two subdivisions as follows "Wholesale. $4,724/295 retail. $3.r"J8,S35. The wholesalers weie reduced $472,429 and the retailers were left as returned. Subdivision 7 Gf section 8Go expressly prohibits the deci easing of individual as sessments in these words. "But the state board shall not decrease any such assess ment below tho valuation placed by the county board." (Tnquestionablv the state board had authority to reduce all of class 10all goods and merchandise Minne apolisbut the board had no legal right to reduce a part of a class in Minneapolis or elsewhere. Reducing part of a. class is reducing individual assessments. The large and innumerable small store keepers ot Minneapolis who believe in a "square deal" did not get it from Gov. Johnson and his board of equalization in the year of our Lord 1006. The state board also reduced the valua tion of real estate in Minneapolis to the extent of $6,077,235. It looks as if Gov. Johnson was. through his board of equal ization, making a strong bid for support at the polls in that city on the Kth of next month. Besides, the action of the state board is a reflection on the local taxing officers of Minneapolis and Hennenin county. The Famous Mineral Lease. I. notfee in Gov. Johnson's kpvnotft speech a single reference to mineral rights." He intimates that the school children of Minnesota have been robbed of "a sacred and valuable heritage." Two yeais ago many good people of the state were led to believe that I had permitted the relativ2 of a clerk in the auditor's officp to acquire a valuable lease on lot 1, section 6, township 58^, range 17. whereby the state was dpfrauded out of millions of dollarsone paper made it $5 000,000! Mr. Johnson and his sup porters deal recklessly with figures. Let me say at the outset that I am not and never have been directly or indi rectly interested to the extent of a five cent piece in any timber permit, mineral lease or contract issued out of the state auditor's office. It was owing to my initial action in January, 1902. that Unit ed States Surveyor General Warner made a swamp land selection for the state of the land in question. It appears that a man hy th name of Pearl Smith was at tempting to secure the land by a scrip entry. Had it not been for mv insistence such selection would not have been made by Mr. Warner, and the state would not have acquired the title. Between the months of January and December 1002. any one could have applied for a lease and obtained the same. There wi= no application for a lease until sr.m rim-* in Decpmber, 11)02. A l*:is n- then Issued to a Miss Mabel Kvan.. was at that time unknown to i\\a Twho i lease WdS issued in the le^tiiar manner just as thousands of other !rin.sc= are -ed. A yeui later my successor. Mr. Iverson issued to Miss Evans a fifty-veu con tract, as provided by law. A nnneraj ias* costs $25 and simply gives the the right to prospect for a year. The contract costs $100 per year, and when ore Is mined the state receives 25 cents per ton royality for each and every ton of ore taken out of the ground. More than a year after I had left office for the first time I heard that Mr. Pearl Smith claimed that he had applied for a lease prior to Miss Evans and had been re fused. Mr. Smith never made any ap plication to me or to my deputy or to any one else in the auditor's office that I vrtLS aware of. The fact of the matter is Mr. Smith as sore because I inau gurated the fight whereby the state ac quired the land. Suit I Prosecuted. After Mr. Johnson became governor. In order to give a semblance of truth to the charges of fraud made by himself and friends in the campaign of 1904. he had the attorney general bring suit to set aside the contract issued by Auditor Iversonand not the lease issued by me on the grounds of fraud and unconstitu tionality of the mineral lease law. The case was tried before Judge Dibell of Duluth. The court, after hearing all the evidence, in an exhaustive opinion held that there was no fraud in connec tion with the issuance of the lease, that Pearl Smith had never made application, verbally or otherwise, for a lease, and that the mineral lease law was consti tutional. Some of the governor's organs denounced Judge Dibell and intimated that he was owned bv the steel trust. The case was appealed to the supreme court, and that august tribunal unan imously unheld Judee Dibell's decision. There was just as much truth in the allegations of fraud connection with the issuance of the Mabel Evans lease as there was in any of the accusations made against me in the last campaign. My zeal for the state will probably en rich one of the permanent funds to the extent of several hundred thousand dol lars, but it lort me the governorship. Had it not been for my action Mr. War ner would not have made a swamp land selection of the tract, and undoubtedly Mr. Smith's scrip entry would have held and he would have acquired the fee to the land. The tract of land in question is .supposed to contain considerable iron orehow much or the qualitv I cannot savbut whether it is 100,000 or 1.000.000 tons the state will receive 25 cents for every ton mined, and it is immaterial to the state who holds the contract. Nat urally enough, I supposed that I was en titled to piaise and not censure in this matter. But I was mistaken. The fa mous Mountain Iron mine, worth any where from ten to twenty millions, was lost to the state twenty years ago through the criminal negligence of state officials. The state gained manv thou sands of acres of land through my ex ertions p.nd never lost an acre during mj. eight ears administration of the auditor office. A Political Board of Control. In 1001 when the board creating a state board of control was being considered by the legislature, the main arguments urged against the bill by its opponent was that siuh a board, controlling all the penal, charitable and correctional institutions of the state, would, sooner or later, degen erate into a political machine which would wield tremendous power in the political affairs of the state. I was the father of the board of control measure, and the bill was drafted in the state auditor's office under my direction and supervision. I realized the absolute necessity of such a board for the more economical adminis tration of the various state institutions. Despite the strenuous efforts of John A. Johnson and other senators and repre ser.oatives from institution towns, the bill passed both branches of the leg'sla ture, received the governor's assent and became a law. The result" obtained under the first year of the board of control management of state instit'itions more than justified the expectations cf the friends of the law. An immense saving was effected in the cost of niaiatenance, the inmates were better fed. '.etter clothed and better cared for in svery way, the employes secured better wages', :vil serv ice rules were adopted and it was /reely conceded that the chan.ie from the old to the new system was a vast improve ment viewed from nn\ standpoint. These satisfactory results wer~ largely due to the personnel of the first hoard of controlHon. C. A. Morey Winona, Hon. William E. Lee of 'Long Prairie, and Hon. S. W. Leavitt .f Litchfield, two Republicans and one Democrat. An unfortunate accident forced Mr. Morey to sever his connection with the board a few months after it was organized and Judge Gould of Winona- was appointed in his steaa. The First Hoard Tabooed Politics. The board had hardly organized totore the political epoilsmen began toof busy Mr. Randall. suprimenl St. Cloud reformatory, was a Democrat and had been appointed during Gov. Lind's administration He \-as an effi cient officer: no lault could be found with the manner in which ho conducted the affairs ot the institu'lon. but he was a Democrat. A good St Cloud Republic an and a verv estimable gentlemann ed the place A formidable i THE PBLNCETON TTOIOK: THUKSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1906.*$** stantial reductions in grain and coal rates, and the commission has issued an order providing for a maximum schedule of merchandise rates which has been ac cepted by the railroad companies. The attempt of Gov. Johnson to make political capital for himself at the expense of the railway and warehouse commissioners has not been successful. As a rule, the men who are loudest in their denunciations of the "robber rail road companies" are generally the most subservient tools of the railroad corpora tions. Some politicians imagine that, in order to make themselves solid with the people, it is neevsot-rv to inveigh again&t the railroad ccrp.pam?s. I have no pa tience with such demagogues and their demagogism. Johnson's Lost Opportunity. Talking of railroads and legislation brings to mind the fight for the 4 per cent gross earnings bill in the state sen ate in 1809. I was the first state official to recommend an increase in the gross earnings tax of railroads. CSee my re port to the legislature of 1809.) Gov. Lind in his inaugural message also strongly recommended the increase. Hon. J- F. Jacobson forced the bill through the house. But the railroad lobby con centrated its efforts on the senate. The Judiciary committee of the senate report ed the bill for indefinite postponement, the friends of the measure made a gal lant fight under the leadership of Sena tors TTalvorson and Snvder to prevent the auoption of the renort of the committee, lrere was an exciting debate which was participated in by Senators Halvorson, br.vder. Young. Benedict, McGowan. Greer, Stockwell an others,A.buJohnsona not 7 tr Senatod Joh (bee daily papers of March 29, 1899.) Here wastha bill H 1= olS0,m-e iifi -i? a thatd meanannually. tnioc taxpayersc of- ent Mr. Jchnson voted against the report of the committee, but his lips were sealed all through the debate. No, not even when t.cv. Lind was viciously assailed by one of the senators John Johrsonstrangek,breag silence Itdiid strangeA. passir. tnat Jcim A. Johnson, one of the recog nized orators of the senate, always eager to talk and talk well on the slightest prov ocation, remained as silent as the grave when this importait bill was being dis cussed. The report of the committee was adopted by a vote of 31 to 30. A ringing speec'i. such as Gov. Johnson is capable of delivering, might have saved the day, bi't he was dumb as an oyster en that memcrabb occasion. It was the oppor tunity of a lifetime, but he neglected to improve it. Had the bill passed at that session the law would have become operative at least two years sooner than it did, and $1,500,- 000 would have been saved to the taxpay ers of the state Where In the Balance In complimenting his public examiner nnis keynote speech. Gov. Johnson says: Fro^mr 1 rn want- a nio sign ed bv the entire congressional oeh gation and bv hundreds of prominenr Republic ans, including members of both brinches of the legislature, was presented to the board of control in behalf of the St Cloud Republican. But the oard of con trol, through its chairman, answered: "Mr Randall is managing the reform atory in manner entirely satisfactory to us If vou have inv clnrges to prefer against him we will investigate the same. But we absolutely refuse to remove him because of his political predilections." Mr. Randall was and is an fxemplary ofiieor and of course no charges could be preferred against him, and he is still su perintendent of the St. Cloud reformatory. A similar effort was made to oust John Coleman from the superintendence of the Anoka insane asylum. The only reason adduced against Mr. Coleman v,as that he was a Democrat. The board was asked to remove him to make place for a local Republican The board of control considered Mr. Coleman as second only to Warden Wolfer as the head of a state institution. Mr. Coleman is still superitit nderit of the Anoka insane hos pital. Fo business reasons Mr. Lee was obligen To resign bis place on the board Of control Mr James A. Martin n-as appointed in his stead. Mr. Martin is a royal good fellow, hut he was too active ly engaged in politics to make an ideal member of the board of control. After serving a short time Mr. Martm resigned to assume charge of Judge Collins' cam paign, and Hon. J. F. Jacobson was ap pointed. A better man could not have been chosen for the place. As you all know there was a lively cam paign on two years ago. I knew the situation was desperate. My friends urged me to induce Mr. Jacobson to take the stump. They knew and I knew that "One blast upon his bugle horn Were worth a thousand men." The late Gen. H. W. Childs told me re peatedly that one speech by Mr. Jacobson would be worth 5.000 votes to me. But I was the father of the board of control law and had in mind the promises made when the bill was before the legislature, and said to my friends, "I would rather be defeated than drag the board of con trol into politics." Mr. Jacobson agreed with me, much as he desired to help me. Mr. l_. A. Rosing succeeded Mr. Jacob son on the board of control. Personally, Mr. Rosing is an estimable gentleman, but he is a politician all the time. Only a few weeks since Mr. Leavett, the char ter member of the board, offered a series of resolutions the object of which was "to hold the board of control aloof from all political entanglements." Mr. Rosing op posed the resolutions and they were not adopted. If Mr. Johnson is re-elected governor it will ae made so uncomfortable for Mr. Leavett that he will in all probability be forced to resign and, as the enemies of the law in the legislature predicted, the board will be converted into a gigantic political machine and its usefulness will be at an end. Railroad Hate Reductions. Gov. Johnson arrogates to himself great credit for securing a reduction in railroad rates. There is not the slightest basis for his extravagant claims. The State of Minnesota never had a more efficient beard of railway commissioners than it has at present. Undoubtedly inequalities exist that ought to and will be equalized, and shippers have just grievances that ought to and will be redressed. I have faith in the integrity and efficiency of jLr board ot railway and warehouse cont- u.: smncrs A most thoroughs inquiry IPto the freight rate situation is being i oi ducted by thse commission at the pr*s- an a "I investi resul a 5 gatio there hav already been made sub- railroad companies Febe 1, 1905, to date there has fro ei ecovre ^1,441.3.) of unpaid taxes, and from ex press companies and telephone companies oyer .$13,000e. makingIverso a total of $34,- i'oo2 Audito says $16, Stat lsrf.ol h'ls been covered into the treasury. (See auditor's letter.) What has become of the balance of $18,527.82? Is it another case of exaggeration on the part of the governor, or do State Auditor Iverson'e figures li? i-s a Bryan Democrat. In his opeech at Red Wing, Gov. John son is quoted as saying: "The executive departments controlled by Republican of ficeholders have been the most efficient in the history of the state." If there was a possible chance of defeating any of the Kepublican officeholders who are candi dates for re-election, Mr. Johnson would talk in a different strain. Every execu tive officer in the capitol, with the excep tion of Attorney General Young, has served morp than two years. Does Mr. Johnson mean to insinuate that until HK became governor these executive officer* were inefficient? as he forgotten the sconr_ hee gavet Attorney General hVs ,P mn address two years ago ter A hns any remedial legisla- sav a few words In Son. mentio Je Stand by Cole. c,or\olusion lri in behalf oRepublicaCole. A. L. Two year! ago wnars t candidate for gov ernor No man. was ever blessed with more devoted friends or cursedofwith more ilTon T^ S relentless enemies Thaon i.r staunchest my loyal th Dun delegation friendbsl was Af. Cole. He wasHa true workerL. in my behalf was tn *Ltht? hea tf /ate convention from Cass countv He fought out an uncalled for contest on bu ivate f^t^^m^^t0^t^^i^0m^t^^0^ much to Minnesotait meant an in taxes pai bv0 the railroads ""S0O.0O \'M .?'.r'er i RepublicanYoung offi sa vors of insincerity. tlm His admiratzon for its *e !f\ ed- If WilliamTheodore Jenning is wa ^er 1Roosevelt 0 tBryan 1 tha Theodore Roosevelt two ca v,^\ asam s\ yo Toh A en under Will Re pl, dehvered Z -any nt the t JP I foun fighting under the silver standard of the Nebra. Hot a Constructionist. Democratiacl candidate for governor whf io I leasIn Jf tker-he talks well-bu he sa w?, 1 ln i. tal king what has ad his keynote speech at speecfihe has oth campaign, and you will tm get siness pur hi rThl^ofTi^^e ne rfS^Sra J,! i #a suits in his public career he has proved himself a high-minded, pure-minded mln No one dares offeurm any criticism upon his lifeh wor1k?'itnu any of these capacities Pla- 1 nas SL 1 sing, affable S man who will govern the great office bv virtuous deeds, by careful and conserva tive consideration of questions of state He will establish a reputation as a wise and practical governor by his own posi Sll conservative work, not by insinua tions, innuendoes)or slanders an opponent He asks they 5 nd h~ & office for wh what he has done,against what he construction,S art can and willt do,t in behalf of the Re" nt hand not destruction of progress, not criticism Stands for inesota. A. L. Cole stands for greater state de velopment, better roads and more of n^ "fr aina h ofM statn swamp lands and the settling up of those lands. He wants Mmnesotans to remain in Minne sota and not emigrate to Canada. wants the tide of emigration coming to the great Northwest to stop here as citi zens. He knows that to obtain these new citizens we must compete in opposition with tho states further west and with Canada. He knows that such competi tion is easy if the state takes hold of and makes internal improvements His is the voice of a statesman crying "Pre pare ye the way for the coming mil lions. He is worthy of the support of every Republican who calls himself Republican. He is worthy of the support of every Minnesotan who has the up building and welfare of the state at heart. I ask my friends to rally to the support of my friend. A. L. Cole, the standard bearer of our party, and tri umphantly elect h' governor of the State of Minneso*- A Ye ar of Blood. The year 1903 will long be remem bered in the home of F. N. Tacket, of Alliance, Ky., as a year of blood which flowed so copiously from Mr. Tacket's lungs that death seemed very near. He writes: "Severe bleeding from the lungs and a frightful cough had brought me at death's door, when I began taking Dr. King's New Dis covery for Consumption, with the astonishing result that after taking four bottles I was completely restored and as time has proven permanently cured." Guaranteed for sore lungs, coughs and colds at C. A. Jack's drug store. Price 50 cents and $1.00. Trial bottle free. An Economical Husband. :tO, my," sighed Mr. Sallow. I wish I could discover some way to get an appetite." "Nonsense!" exclaimed his wife, "what do you want with an appetite. It would only give you more dyspep sia. "Philadelphia Press. 1 A Complete Stock of Needles and Supplies for all makes of ma chines. B. D. Grant, I. O. O. F. Block, Princeton. Main Street, Make Your Bread with LI ~i i_mi_ II_ t^m^mmm ^WIM mt^ ALWA YS IN THE LEAD The Standard Sewing Machine Two Machines in One. The Standrrd Sewing Machine can be changed from a lock stitch to an automatic or chain stitch in a minute's time. Call and ex amine this wonderful, light run ning, easy sewing, machine. All rotary motions and ball bearing. A complete assortment always on hand. J. C. HERDLISRA, Jeweler and Optician, Princeton, Minnesota. The Myers HatcHet-Handle Force and Lift PUM This may well be called the work-easy pump. This pump has a capacity of from 500 to 600 gallons per hour, according to rise of cylinder. The handle is so constructed that the dis tance from the handle to the piston rod is only 3 inches, with an 8-inch stroke, as against 51 inches on other pumps with a 6-inch stroke. When in need of a pump look this over before purchasing elsewhere. My prices are the lowest. 1 ii i ii in ii i_i i- i- 'i i i iL. G. H. GOTTWERTH, Dealer in Prime Meats of Every Variety, Poultry, Fish, Etc. Highest market prices paid for Cattle and Hogs. "~^-~^~~i '-ll I- I l_ I l. Boys and Girls "We wish to call your attention to our line of ruled and unruled 5 cent and 10 cent TABLETS which is the best ever shown. We have everything else necessary for the school room. See our tablets first and you will see no other. Princeton Drug Co. Dr. Armitape's Offices BE It makes more and better loaves than any other flour you can buy. *3 -'%'*:'?3$j$ 1 Princeton. ABOVE THE STORE.mo ^iimamiwj^v a VS 1ft 11^9 Hours9 A. M. to 12:30 P. M., 2 p. M. to 6 P. 100%Flour $2.25 For a 98 lb. Sack at any Grocery in town Princeton Roller Mill Co. so.