BY R.C. DUNN.
Published Every Thursday.
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0. I. STAPLES.
THOS. H. PR0W5E,
Message From Nelson.
Tell all my friends to stand !$.
by A. L. Cole. He is worthy of
the support of every republican. 4,
Let us pave the way for a
sweeping republican victory two ,$.
Governor John claims everything in
si2ht, e\en unto his re-election.
E\ ery corporate interest in the state
is arrayed on the side of John A.
A. L. Cole stands for a greater Min
nesota. He believes in Minnesota
Do you believe in the up-building
of Minnesota? If you do vote for A.
Cole for governor.
Many a man's daily mail will be
paiticularly light after the democrats
have closed up their press bureau.
There is no reason why any man
who calls himself a republican should
fail to vote for A. L. Cole for gov
Nineteen holdups in one night should
be sufficient to convince the veriest
skeptic that Minneapolis has rethankful
Jewels worth $150,000 have been
stolen from Anna Held. Anna should
have held on to them with greater
Inspection of oil throughout the
state has been temporarily suspended.
The testers are electioneering for
The department of public instruc
tion is being conducted by the janitor.
Olsen and his assistants are spellbind
ing for Johnson.
The rebating of the railroads oc
casions us far less concern at
present time than rebaiting the mouse
trap in our cellar.
You need have no fear of Fullerton's
underlings arresting you for viola
tion of the game laws if you wear a
Johnson campaign button.
The American Society of Equity de
nounces the government crop report
as unreliable. The same is equally
applicable to government seeds.
Governor John has succeeded in one
thingthat of gathering together in
his press bureau a bunch of the most
expert prevaricators in the country.
A gentleman named Ramberg is a
public ownership candidate for office
in Ottertail county. We fear he is on
the wrong ticket to successfully butt
his way in.
Farmers should not overlook the
fact that the taxes taken off the Min
neapolis jobbers by Governor John's
board of equalization have largely to
be paid by them.
Governor Cummins predicts that
Iowa will go republican by 50,000.
Whatever the majority. Vansant, who
once upon a time stumped the state,
will claim credit for the victory.
John A. Johnson poses as the espe
cial champion of the interests of the
common people, yet it is notorious that
he has the active and financial sup
port of every trust and corporation
in the state.
Ex-Gov. John Lind, the brainiest
democrat in Minnesota, has not made
a single speech for John A. Johnson
in the present campaign. The think
ing democrats of the state are sickrand
tired of Gov. Johnson.
If John A. Johnson is re-elected
governor of Minnesota and Hearst is
successful in New York, it is not im
probable that Hearst and Johnson
will be the democratic candidates for
president and vice president in 1908.
Sir Thomas Lipton has announced
that he will again make an attempt
perhaps in 1908 or 1909to lift the
cup. Thomas has experienced many
a slip twixt the cup and the lift and is
likely to experience another one.
Every railroad corporation doing
business in the state of Minnesota, no
matter whether the headquarters of
the corporation is located in St. Paul,
Minneapolis or Chicago, heartily
favors the re-election of Gov. John A.
From one to a dozen pictures of
John A. Johnson adorn almost
every saloon window in St. Paul and
Minneapolis. Not a single saloon in
the twin cities displays the portrait of
the republican candidate for governor
A. L. Cole.
One of the questions which is agitat
ing the residents of Minneapolis is,
where do the policemen hang out
o'nightswhere are the minions of
the law when pedestrians are being
sandbagged and robbed on almost
Down in Cincinnati a fellow has
brought suit for $10,000 damages
against two surgeons for stripping
from his legs for grafting purposes
thirty-six inches of cuticle more than
he contracted for. Looks like a skin
game all around.
It is stated upon good authority
that the St. Cloud land office will be
abolished. This should have been
done long ago, for there has not for a
considerable period of time been any
necessity for an office of this descrip
tion at the point mentioned.
Among those who will be truly
at the close of the campaign
are the mail sorters and carriers. The
wagonloads of letters and circulars
sent daily through the mails during
the past two or three months by the
democratic press bureau have been a
source of much discomfiture to thethat
Even at this late dayupon the eve,
as it were, of electionwe note that
there area few of the hybrid-politico,
or independent, papers which have not
committed themselves to any party.
They are doubtless aware that the re
publicans have no use for them at any
price and refuse to accept the driblets
tendered by Mr. O'Day for their ser-
Bryan, in his Commoner, says that
Hearst, through the instrumentality
of his great newspapers, has accom
plished many reforms for the people.
Bryan speaks falsely. Had he said
that Hearst's yellow journals were
responsible for inciting many a youth
to deeds of lawlessnessthat they were
virtually text books for criminalshe
would have come much nearer the
That Governor John is an ingrate
clearly appears from the fact that out
of two hundred and seventy-one ap
pointive offices filled by him he selected
but eleven men of Swedish nationality,
and yet had it not been for this "na-
tionality" vote he would never have
been governor. The Swedish-Ameri
cans, who are mostly republicans,
should remember this when they are
marking their ballots on the 6th ofstructions
A rumor is current in Wall street to
the effect that Attorney General
Moody intends bringing action against
the Standard Oil company in an at
tempt to dissolve the parent company
in New Jersey. To offset the result
of a possible dissolution the oil trust
has already organized companies in
California and London and contem
plates the creation of others. The
dissolution of trusts is one of the
knottiest problems that the govern
ment has ever undertaken to solve.
Finding that she could endure the
old reprobate no longer, the Duchess
of Marlborough has separated from
the duke, the conditions of the separa
tion being that she allow him $100,000
a year during his lifetime. The
duchess was a V'anderbilt and married
Marlborough solely for the title which
she received thereby. Foreign liber
tines of noble lineage come high to
girls of the American snobocracy, but
it seems that they are ever ready to
Snap up the rapscallious whensoever
one puts in an appearance.
THE PBINCBTON "UNION: THUHHDAT, NOVEMBER 1, 1906.
Baron Rosen, the Russian ambas
sador, attended a football game in
Chicago last week and afterwards
visited the board of trade. The Mus
covite dignitary considered football a
very rough form of athletics, but
characterized the option game as theson
worst scrimmage he had ever wit
nessed. Had the baron sized up both
games a yoar ago, before the amended
football rules went into effect, he
would likely haveai-rived at theABSOLUTELY
Rev. Washington Gladden says
that he sees no other way in which
race wars in the south may be averted
than by segregation of the whites and
blacks the setting apart of a terri
tory for the negroes. The idea is by
no means a new one, as it was first
conceived by Abraham Lincoln who,
had he lived, would probably have
put it into practice. In those days
the project could have been effected
with comparative ease, but now that
the negro race has increased to such
large proportion and is scattered
throughout the United States, the
suggestion would be difficult of ac
A provision in the game law says
"fish of any description shall not
be caught with nets or seines in theDunn
waters of Lake Superior, under 'the
jurisdiction of the state of Minnesota,
between the 15th day of October and
the 30th day of November." Now it
appears that one Sam Fullerton is
sued last year to Lake Superior \fish
ermen permits allowing them tb\ ply
their vocations through the closed
season, but this year gave them orders
to discontinue operations not ater
than November 5. Fullerton has
more right than we have to issue per
mits which allow of the law's viola
tion, and under the statute is equally
guilty with those who catch fish or
kill game out of season.
Sixteen of the sixty-two foreigners
whom representatives of the kitchen
cabinet coerced into perjuring them
selves for the purpose of securing
naturalization papers to enable them
to vote for Governor John at the com
ing election testified before the federal
grand jury in Minneapolis last week.
They were poor, ignorant Russian
Jews who were told by the kitchen
cabinet's hirelings that unless they be
came naturalized and voted for John
son in November they would be de
ported. Being unfamiliar with the
laws of this country, and fearing a re
turn to Russia, they followed the inwithout
of the agents and thus il
legally secured the papers. This i,s but
one of the disreputable tactics being
pursued by the kitchen cabinet to se$250,000
cure votes for Johnson.
Frightful was the commotion created
by a horde of women politicians
(suffragists) who rushed into the
English house of commons upon the
day when parliament opened. Despite
the concerted efforts of the ^police
several of the agitators succeeded in
jumping over the house railing and
making things particularly uncom
fortable for the members. They in
sisted that the franchise^ Hbe extended
to women they not only buttonholed
the members, but disorganized their
whiskers, collars and neckties they
raised hades generally until expelled
by a conjpany of redcoats summoned
from barracks. How different are the
methods pursued by the suffragists of
this country, where dear old ladies
gather together, pass yards of resolu
tions and forward them in delicately
perfumed wrappers to congress. The
result in each instance is, however,
invariably* the *same-that is, the
suffragists never attain the end sought.
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On the second and third pages of
this issue appears an address deliv
ered by the publisher of the Union
at Milaca last Thursday evening. No
attempt has been made by Gov. John
or any of his advocates or sup
porters to refute a single statement
contained in that address. Why?
BECAUSE EACH AND EVERY AL-
LEGATION MADE BY DUNN IS
TRUE. There is
nothing to Gov. Johnson's pretentious
claims. He has been an ornamental
governor. What the state wants is a
practical working governor. Read
the speech. It will repay a careful
It will be remembered that in the
last campaign Johnson promised that
if elected governor he would make the
office of state superintendent of schools
a nonpolitical one. That promise he
has not fulfilled. Instead, the whole
department of public instruction is
electioneering for Governor John,
and Olsen, whom he continued in office
as state superintendent, as well as
Magnusson of the St. Cloud normal
school, are applying all their time to
politics. The department of publiccommending
instruction has been converted into a
veritable hotbed of political corrup
tion, and it is high timethat Minnesota
had a governor who would remove the
By approving of the sale of 125.000,-
000 feet of green and thrifty pine tim
ber Gov. Johnson has lost to the state
fully $500,000. This is an assertion
that can be easily verified. Whether
John A. Johnson is elected or defeated
this selling of pine timber in open
violation of law will be investigated.
If A. L. Cole is elected governor there
will not be 10,000,000 feet of pine dis
posed of by the state in the next two
years. The trouble with Gov. John
son is that his time is so occupied in
attending banquets and blow-outs and
traveling that he has not been in his
office at the capitol long enough to
learn the duties of his position.
All of a sudden the foodstuffs con
sumed in Minnesota seem to have
taken on a condition of perfect purity.
And the reason is that the army of
pseudo-inspectors who are trotting
over the state have changed their tac
tics. Instead of antagonizing the
storekeeper as heretofore, they are
him for the splendid
brands of goods he handles and inci
dentally electioneering for Johnson.
The kitchen cabinet has so instructed.
If A. L. Cole can hold the Dunn
vote of two years ago he will be elected
with votes to spare. If he should
lose fifteen or twenty thousand of
votes he will have hard sled
ding. We hope and trust that every
man who voted for R. C. Dunn in 1904
will vote for A. L. Cole next Tuesday.
The Bemidji Pioneer says: "If you
are in doubt about those constitu
tional amendments, better not vote for
them. Better not vote either for or"conscience"
against them then you are sure you
are not making a mistake."
Ordinarily this would be good ad
but it happens, as to constitu
tional amendments, that no vote is a
vote against them. If a voter wishes
to vote against the amendments he
does not need to mark his ballot at all
or even to cast it, as the law requires
that a majority of all the votes cast at
the election shall be in favor of an
amendment in order to carry it.
But there is really no reason why a
voter of average intelligence should
be in doubt as to these amendments.
It would be a reflection on the fitness
of the voters to have the right to deing
cide such questions.
The propositions are all plain. The
tax amendment merely puts it in thebetter.Minneota
power of the legislature to revise the
tax laws. Every one admits that they
need revision, and the tax commission
proved that it is impossible to devise
a sane tax code under the present con
Another amendment merely permits
farmers and market gardeners to sell
their products from house to house
taking out a peddler's license.
The third amendment permits the
legislature to increase the tax forbeen
building roads to one-fourth of a mill,
which would give a fund of about
a year to expend in this way
under the direction of the state high
The News Tribune is decidedly of
the opinion that every voter should
vote "yes" on all these amendments.
None of them is a party issue, and we
beileve every candidate on both the
republican and democratic tickets
favors them all.Duluth News-Trib
Ninety Per Cent of People Tuberculous.
Dr. R. P. Ravenel, assistant direc
tor of the Henry Phipps Institute for
the Study of Tuberculosis, at Phila
delphia, made some interesting state
ments in an address on "Heredity,
Portals of Entry of Infection and Im
munity in Tuberculosis." Dr. Rave
nel said it was reasonable to expect
that in the near future persons would
be vaccinated to make them immune
He said that nothing has done more
harm in the effort to prevent tuber
culosis than the belief by, many that
it is in the family and there is no use
to fight against it.
The speaker stated that 90 per cent
of all persons upon whom post mor
tem examinations have been made
have scars on their lungs where tuber
culosis has been healed.
I OPINIONS OF EDITORS
A Touch of Satire.
Frank Day will no doubt be at home
at Fairmont after Januaty 1st. Frank
is a good neighbor, and we will be
glad to have him at home once again.
Their Only Argument.
About all the argument John A.
Johnson and his workers have to offer
is to advise republicans^to "be inde
pendent and vote the democratic
ticket. "Grey Eagle Gazette.
On every possible occasion Gov
ernor Johnson voted against drain
age. Two bills were before the ses
sion of 1899 and he is recorded as vot
ing "No" on each of them.Barnes
Plajing a Game of Policy.
Governor Johnson's committee has
at last discovered that he is a candi
date of the democratic party. It has
at last issued a lot of his pictures
bearing that inscription, but they are
not for circulation in strong republi
can districts.Duluth News-Tribune.
Above All Should Vote for Cole.
To be consistent the man who votes
the republican ticket this fall should
vote for the head of that ticket. As a
declaration of faith in republican
principles a vote for the republican
nominee for governor means more
than a vote for any one of his asso
ciates.Alexandria Post News.
Voted Against old Soldiers.
What could have induced Gov.
Johnson when in the senate to oppose
the bill presented by the G. A. R. to
prevent the desecration of Decora
tion day has been a puzzle to a good
many people. Whatever the reasons,
he has the doubtful honor of having
cast the only negative vote.Brainerd
Does Not Prove Facts.
If those who are alarmed over the
position Senator Nelson takes in con
gress would get their information
first-handed they might perhaps learn
of some truths that do not come from
democratic sources. Because certain
want to turn him down by
misstatements does not prove facts,
and as good authority as need be
quoted is President Roosevelt himself.
Granite Falls Tribune.
This is about the stage of the cam
paign where "prominent" democrats,
in response to the dictates of their
declare their allegiance
to the republican cause, and when re
publicans, equally prominent, and
with the same kind of "conscience
come out in support of the democratic
ticket. Don't pay any attention to
such fakes for such men are hot-air
More and More Certain.
As the campaign progresses the elec
tion of A. L. Cole is becoming more
and more certain. From every county
in the state encouraging reports are
being daily received and the doubtful
districts are coming into the Cole
ranks one after the other. Never dur
the campaign was there more cer
tainty of republican victory than now
and every day is making the prospect
The Claims of the Referendum.
Under the caption of "Democrat
Party Stands for Disfranchisement"
the Faribault Referendum, the organ
of the socialists, pours some hot shot
into the ranks of democracy for its
forced removal from the ticket of thebe
name of John W. Johnson, the so
cialist-labor candidate. The Refer
endum claims that 10,000 voters have
disfranchised as a result and that
Gov. Johnson will be made to suffer
for the work of his managers.St.
A Barefaced Falsehood.
"Mr. Cole, the republican candidate
for governor, owns several thousand
acres of northern swamp land. This
fact may explain his enthusiasm for
state development. If the state drains
these lands it will add to the value of
Mr. Cole's property. "Democratic
The above is a lie made out ofgenerally
whole cloth. A. L. Cole doesnot own
one acre of swamp land or one acre
of laud of any kind that would be
benefited by the drainage of swamp
lands.Sauk Rapids Sentinel.
To the Public.
The large increase in business hav
ing made it necessary for me to move
into more commodious quarters, I
have secured and am now occupying
the buijdng recently vacated by Ket-animals
teihodt the grocer, where will at all
times be found an up-to-date stock of
I sincerely thank those who have
heretofore favored me with their
patronage, and cordially invite them,
and all other residents of Princeton
and vicinity to visit me at my new
C. S. Scheen.
The lid has been lifted at Chisholm
and gambling of all kinds prevails.
This, of course, is gratifying to the
gamblers on the range and a number
of them have arrived from neighbor
The three box car thieves, Frank
Kelley, Frank Rush and Ed Lane,
were sentenced at Red Wing to im
prisonment in the state penitentiary
at Stillwater at hard labor for one
Mrs. Linton Elliott was found dead
in her bed Sunday morning at her
home, 3 Crocus Terrace, St. Paul.
Death is supposed to have resulted
from ptomaine poison in canned peas,
acting upon the heart, which was weak.
An epidemic of ringworm has broken
out in the public schools of Fergus
Falls and the chairman of the board
of health has warned the public that
children afflicted with the disease must
be kept at home, as it is decidedly
Believing that Lemuel Hill, an aged
bachelor who died in Winona, went to
his grave with a secret regarding a
fortune which relatives supposed he
had saved during his long life as a
recluse, search was begun on his farm
at Pleasant Hill. The searchers were
rewarded after an all day hunt by
finding under the floor of the barn
personal property valued at about
An epidemic of typhoid fever intro
duced from other towns is raging at
Eveleth and four deaths have been
reported during the last two weeks,
the fourth occurring Oct. 26 just out
side the city limits. Twenty-two
cases have been reported from within
the city and it is feared that many of
these will prove fatal, as in some in
stances the fever has apparently a
deep hold on the systems of its vic
One hundred passengers had a mi
raculous escape from serious injury
or death when the Northern Pacific
passenger train leaving White Bear
at 7:20 o'clock on Friday ran into a
freight train at Gladstone crossing.
The engine of the passenger train was
overturned and ditched. It was prac
tically demolished. Engineer Brown
and Fireman Haas jumped and es
caped injury. The passengers were
all shaken up but none were injured.
Indian Agent Frater is making an
annuity payment of $5 per capita to
the Leech Lake Indians. The older
Indians and the Bear islanders are
greatly dissatisfied, for they expected
a payment of at least $25, as in other
reservations. They assert that there
is $6,000,000 of their funds in the trea
sury at Washington and that they
have received nothing from the sale of
their timber in recent years. Many
chiefs are refusing to accept the pay
Bank robbers broke into the section
house at Burtrum, took the hand car
out and pumped to Swanville, where
they made a raid on the Bank of
Swanville at midnight. They broke
into the front door, tore down the
brick wall of the vault and charged
the door of the safe with nitro-glycer
ine. The door was blown off, but the
robbers got no further. Someone
rang the telephone in the bank and it
scared them away. The citizens of the
town heard the noise and instead of
organizing a posse they telephoned
the sheriff at Little Falls. By the
time he arrived the robbers had made
their escape in the darkness.
Rev. Frank Higgins, who is known
throughout northern Minnesota as the
"Lumber Jack Skypilof'has arranged
for the establishment of a bi-weekly
paper at Fergus Falls to be known as
"The Lumber Jack." The paper will
designed to circulate among the
lumbermen of the state, and while de
voting considerable attention to local
news of the camps will be semi-relig
ious in character, and will carry on
something of an anti-drinking and
anti-gambling crusade. [t will be
edited by Rev. T. D. Whittles, the
pastor of the Presbyterian church
there. Mr. Whittles has been asso
ciated with Mr. Higgins to some ex
tent in his mission work in the logging
camps, and the work has now grown
to very considerable proportions.
The new meat inspection law is
causing much confusion and it will
be several months before business
will become adjusted to the
new conditions. A few days ago
Henry Saxon of Fox Lake killed five
splendid veal calves that averaged 115
pounds, upon his farm, dressed them
in nice shape and took them to Fox
Lake to ship by express to Chicago
as he had been in the habit of doing.
He was told that they could not be
shipped either by express or freight
as it was contrary to the new federal
inspection law to ship carcasses of
except where the shipper made
a certificate that the 'animals were
healthy and properly slaughtered on
certain date, and as such blanks had
not been received the veal could not
be sent. Mr. Saxon then drove to
Welcome and was told the same thing
by agents there. He was compelled to
sell the calves for what they would
bring and says that he thereby lost
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