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For President,
For Vice President,
For Congressman, Seventh District,
For Governor—
Brown County.
Lieutenant Governor—
T. J. MEIGHEN, (Pop.),
Fillmore County.
Secretary of State—
M. E. NEAR (Dem.),
Hennepi? County.
State Treasurer—
H. C. KOERNER (Dem ).
Ramsey County.
Attorney General—
R. C. SAUNDER S (Dem.),
Pine County.
Associate Justice of the Supreme
J. C. NETHAWAY (Dem.),
Washington County.
Railroad Commissioner, four-year
P. M. RINGDAL (Pop.),
Polk County.
Railroad Commissioner, four-year
T. J. KNOX (Sil. Rep.)
Jackson County.
Railroad Commissioner, twe-year
Hennepin County.
For Representative,
For Auditor,
For Treasurer,
Por Sheriff,
For Register of Deeds,
For County Attorney,
Tor Judge of Probate,
For County Superintendent of Schools,
For Surveyor,
For County Commissioners:
First District, Jerry Leary Third
District, A. J. Smithson Fifth Dis
trict, C. E. Johnson.
Before the next regular issue of the
TRIBUNE reaches its readers the battle
of the ballots will have been fought
and the fate of this nation will have
"been decided, maybe for generations
and possible for all the time. For
one of the questions, the paramount
issue of the campaign, is so momen
tous, go far reaching that on the
decision made by the American peo
ple depends the permanency of our
free institutions. We have fought a
lair fight, haye tried to appeal to our
"readers' reason and sense of justice,
not to partisan prejudices. Before
closing the campaign let us take a
general view of the field and show the
-positions of the contending armies.
On the one hand we find all the
corporate interests of the country, the
monopolists, the trusts, the money
lorde, in short, all the classes who
are enjoying special privileges. We
find there J. Pierpont Morgan, the
head of the bankers syndicate that
robbed this nation on the gold loans
under Cleveland. There we find
Rockefeller, the head of the Standard
Oil syndicate, the company that is
rapidly absorbing line after line of
industry and crushing competition, the
company that has in the last year
squeezed out of the American people
profits amounting to almost the
entire capital of the company, the
soulless corporations at whose behest
the miner's union of Idaho was
crushed by the military power of the
United States the company that has
had the free use of millions of dollars
of the United States' funds. There
we find Andrew Carnegie, the iron
king, the inveterate foe of labor
unions, the man who fleeced Uncle
Sam out of immense sums for worth
less armor plate. These men, andwilling
their brethren in the faith are solidly
arrayed on the side of the republican
party. These men in themselves
would not make a formidable party if
the citizens could -tear themselves
loose from party prejudices and vote
for their own interests. When you
come to vote ask yourself if your
interests are the same as those of
Morgan. Rockefeller, Carnegie and
others who have in a few short years
amassed wealth that represents the
unrequieted toil of millions of workers.
Those men look out for their interests.
They are republicans because during
the last forty years that has been the
strongest party. They are bound by
no scruple of conscience. They have
by liberal use of money obtained
control of the party machinery. Now
why not look out for your own inter
ests for once, and cease to be a hewer
of wood and a drawer of water for the
corporations? You owe it as a duty
to yourself, your children and your
country to try to free the government
from the clutches of those men. But
there is a deeper reason why
should for this once disregard past
party ties and vote against the
ministration. The richness of our
country is such that for a long period
yet many of the people may be fairly
prosperous in spite of corporation
extortions. But no country can
afford to depart from the path of
justice. There is an immutable law
in this world that "Whatsoever a
man soweth that shall he also reap,"
and this applies to nations as well as
to individuals. The nation that
undertakes to govern another by
brute force will come toworship force,
military display and legalized murder,
it will lose its finest sense of justice
and duty it will cease to guard jeal
ously its precious heritage of selfgov
ernment, and finally fall prey to the
army that it has used to conquer
other people.
"The mills of the gods grind slowly
But they grind exceeding fine."
Only on the foundation of justice to
all, inside and outside of its bounda
ries can a nation be firmly builded.
We are in danger of rearing our gov
ernmental structure on the, quicksands
of force and injustice, which will sure
ly open and swallow anything built
thereon. If you believe in justice, if
you desire to head the command of
the Great Master, "Whatsoever you
would that others do unto you do even
so to them,'' if you wish to see this
nation guard and respect liberty in
every land—then vote against "crim
inal aggression," and its avowed
advocates, William McKinley
If you believe in the Declaration ol
Independence if you think that liberty
is a God-given right of every human
being, if you believe that' 'government
derive their just powers from the con
sent of the governed if you believe
that Washington and his brave sold
iers were right in fighting for that
principle if you feel that the hun
dreds of thousands of men who sacri
ficed their lives that this nation and
liberty might live, were right—then
Vote for Bryan.
If you believe in industrial liberty
if you think that every-man is en
titled to enjoy the products of his la
bor if you think that combinations
that restrict production and raise
prices so as to hinder the toiling mas
ses from buying anything but the bar
est necessities of life if you believe
that a few men ought not to have the
power to dictate how much shall be
produced of any article and what the
price shall be if you are opposed to
industrial slavery in every form, then
fVote for Bryan.
If you are opposed to brutal and
unnecessary wars if you are opposed
to taking the flower of the American
manhood, the men physically most
capable of work, away from product
ive industry, home and its hallowed
influences 'and' putting them into a
standing army, the school of vice and
disregard for human life if you
not wish to pay enormous taxes to
maintain a large standing army if
you want to preserve our nation from
this source of constant danger to lib
erty, peace and morality—then
Vote for Bryan.
You may not agree with Bryan on
everything. Human minds are finite,
and their vision is not clear enough
to enable them to take an absolutely
faultless view of everything. We
have to try to come to an agreement
on essentials, and leave time to show
who is right on the non-essentials. A
Small mind will bicker and quarrel
about little things a great mind willing
look at the important and decisive
questions only. Try to be a great pa
triot, not a narrow gauge partisan.
And in the name of true greatness,
don't let anyone lead you astray by
such a despicable argument as, "the
full dinner pail." Are -men only ani
mals with stomachs, willing to bear
anv yoke and pull any burden if only
there is a supply of feed iu the man
ger, when they come in from the field?
There are higher and holier ob]ects in
life than mere feeding. The truly
great men of history, the men whomore
have left a blessed memory behind
them, the men who have made this
world better to live in, have often had
to make great personal sacrifices in
order to accomplish their object in
life. The noble army of martyrs were
to sacrifice their liyes for a
principle. Are we descended so low
in the scale, are we so deaf to all the
great sermons of noble lives, that we
are willing to allow liberty to die, al
low a few money lords to dictate how
we shall vote—and all for "a full din
ner pail?" The earth will yield its
abundance whoever is president men
will be willing to work. Who then
shall bring disaster? The money
lords, if any. Is not that acknowledg
ing that they are the masters who dic
tate elections and make popular gov
ernment an empty name? Shall we
submit to a plutocratic government of
that kind? Shall we permit a few men
with long purses to dictate how wesistently
shall vote. They tell you you must
vote for McKinley. Be a man, and tell
them that they cannot control you.
Protest against their usurpation of
power. Cast your
Vote for Bryan.
In state matters the independent
voter has a chance to register a vict
ory for good government, such as is
not always vouchsafed. Gov. Lind
Railroad Commissioners Ringdal
and Knox have made a record that
citizen of the state ought to be
proud of. Of course a person desper
ately set on finding some little fault
may succeed. We have no man that
has attained perfection. But the acts
of these men, taken as a whole, show
conclusively to the unbiased mind that
they are animated by a strong desire
to do their duty well, to protect the
common people against the encroach
ments of organized wealth, to give
equal justice to all—in short to give
as nearly a perfect government as
possible. Their bitterest enemies find
only little insignificant things to criti
cise. The administration of these men
has been subjected to the most severe
scrutiny and has stood the test to the
satisfaction of all fair-minded men
Why then should any honest citizen
for that intangible thing, a party
name, vote to discharge these faithful
and efficient citizens of the common
wealth, and substitute for them men
of doubtful quality? No employer of
labor would be so foolish in his pri
vate affairs as to discharge a good
servant for differences ^on national
questions. Why not use a little com
mon business sense in state allairs as
If you believe in taxing railroads
and other corporations so as to make
them bear a fair share of the burdens
of government
Vote for John Lind.
If you believe in having a governor
who looks after the interests of the
state in every matter that he possibly
can supervise, then
Vote for John Lind.
If you want to see the remnants of
the state lands saved to our common
wealth and its schools, instead of hav
ing it fall into the hands of corpora
tions, then
Vote for John Lind.
If you desire just and fair grades on
your wheat if you want to get the
same grade for your wheat when you
sell it as the big elevator companies
get for it when they ship it out, then
Vote for John Lind.
If you want to serve notice on the
political managers that you appre
ciate honesty and good work in a
public servant more than you yalue
party names, and thereby make them
more careful in the future as to what
kind of men they put on the ticket,
Vote for John Lind.
And when you vote for John Lind
remember that the same reasons
should make you
Vote for Ringdal and Knox,
While you are about selecting good
servants you can safely vote for
third man on our ticket for railroad
commissioner. We know of no man
more worthy of an honest citizen's
vote than Owen. You will make no
mistake if you
Vote for S. M. Owen.
If the politicians find that you hold
name above ability, honesty
and efficiency they willregard you as
their political slave and proceed to
govern you accordingly. The most
unscrupulous men will obtain and
keep control of the party machinery.
You will get the kind of government
you deserve, but not the kind you
would like to have.
Every reason why you should vote
for Bryan is also a good reason why
you should vote for M. J. Daly for
congressman. He opposes govern
ment by force, taxation without repre
sentation, gunpowder civilization,
trust domination, and a large stand1
army. Eddy Is a champion of
these things. He stands ready to de
fy the public opinion and the dictates
of plain duty at the "behest of the
trusts. The people of the district county today a man more thoroughly
were a unit in condemning the Porto equipped by nature and study for the
Rican tariff bill. Read carefully what position of representative than that
republican papers said about it, and plain, straightforward, honest farmer.
then see if you have a party reason
even to vote for Eddy. Rebuke this
defiant servant of the trusts and
Vote for M. J. Daly.
In county politics more than even
in state and national you should look
closely to the men than to the
label. The men nominated by the peo
ple's party by direct vote are all menmake
fit for the offices they sees
men of known good character,ycape
Only two men in the courthouse had
the courage to come out and advocate
the election of a temperance council
pledged to oppose the saloon. Those
men were O A. Hedin and H. J. Ram
sett. The whiskey ring has sworn ven
geance against these men. They tried
to find a candidate against Ram*ett on
tbe republican ticket, but none dared
to go up against him on account of
the strong sympathy people have for
him. This same feeling of sympathy
no doubt contributed to the non-ap
pearance of an opponent-to him on the
people's ticket.
O. A. Hedin was lees fortunate as
far as nominations were concerned for
he has an opponent, and one that is
especially fitted to be the opponent of
a prohibitionist. But Hedin is safe,
for the people of the county know why
this bitter fight is made against him
and they will rally round his standard
without regard for party names.
We have confidence enough in the
moral rectitude of tbe people of this
county to believe that when the votes
are counted on the 6th of November
the courthouse gang will find that it
doesn't pay to purchase the blindpig
support. The honest republican will
purify their party by voting out the8
pum tucn party vonn out tn
men who have brought this disgrace
petition in "order" to" give them I
chance to get saloons these politicians Put
These men are asking for your votes.
the matter over and then
act according to the dictates of your
conscience. If you desire to see your
party freed from the domination of
the whiskey ring, if you want to have
public officials understand that they
must not truckle to the worst element
of society if you value morality
higher than party name if you want
it distinctly understood that you do
not want to stand shoulder to
shoulder with the blindpiggers in their
struggle to defy and nullify the law
if you want good capable efficient and
accommodating officials and men tha$
will u?e their influence for law
order then
Vote the People's County ticket.
A word with you in regard to John
B. Bosch, our candidate for represen
tative. If time would permit him
appear before the people in every
part of the county it Would be unnec
essary for us to say anything regard
ing h\va. Hjs ctlear logical talk, his
thorough graap of public questions,
his deep researches into the underly
ing' causes of economical disturb
ances, become apparent to every one
that,can have the pleasure of listening
to him. There is not in Kandiyohi
vote and work in the 'etfslature to
carry into etfect the tax reforms
advocated by Lind. If you endorse
uiuu. xi you endorse «.
views and vote him
you ought vote for Boschfor
choice^ will be a ma
his mars in the legislature. He
doeo not posses» the foghorn voice ana
representative of this county noto
The are F«»»CBs me iognorn voice and nuei-u ,u
ar bulldozing manner that made a former
Cter caD renrasAnt.A.tiva
discharging the duties of their ous, but he possesses the ability to
There is an especial reason in this
county why the people's candidates islature is done in the committees
should be elected. It is welL known
to all people.of this county what a
bitter and relentless war has been
fought in Willmar for several years
between the temperance people and the
saloon gang. The temperance peo
ple have the majority', and yet their
work has only been half done each
time, because unscrupulous politicians
have used the republican party cloak
to hide the saloon uniform. The menthe
who have loaned the renublican name
for this degrading purpose are found
in the courthouse. They have per
worked in the last two local
campaigns to elect aldermen favor
able to license. What has been the
purpose? Why, to win votes for them
selves, of couree They know that the
whisky gang has no fixed political
principles, but will vote for its friends
every time, and they figured' that the
farmers would vote for them for
party's sake They certainly did "not
do it for party's sake, for national
politics can have no proper influence
on local affairs, and besides the tem
perance ticket has on both occasions
had a large majority of republicans
on it. It was nothing but a deliberate
trade for votes, and they will get theest
votes allright The whisky, element
to a man are backing the courthouse
gang A blind-pigger told one of the
republican courthouse inmates on the
streets the other day that he (the pig
ger) could guarantee the aforesaid
courthouse inmate 200 majority in
Willmar. Now the saloon men don't
have that many votes, but they figure
that you temperance republicans will
vote for party name, and the blindpig
element will vote the same ticket for
protection, and between the two they
will secure a majority. Are you
ing to be a party to such a deal? Are
you going to allow those courthouse
officials to sully the banner of your
party by draping it around the bloated
blin^dpig? If you have the courage of
your convictions you will rebuke this
nefarious trade by voting against the
republican county ticket.
state his views clearly concisely and
in a mode°t, quiet way that will win
respect. Most of the work the lew-
and there the well-posted logical,
well-balanced man can do far more
effective work than a loud-voiced
rattlebrained chatterer. If you want
a representative that will be a credit
to the county, a man whose interests
are. identical with yours, a man who
will be able and willing to work hand
in hand with honest John Lind then
Vote for John B. Bosch.
Vote for justice and freedom. Vote
for morality and obedience of law.
Vote to make this country the btst
governed country on earth, the guard
ian of liberty, the beacon light of
hope to the downtrodden and op-other
pressed, an example of what govern
ment ought to be. Vote for the inter
of yourself and your fellow toilers
not for the interests of those who
already have more than they need.
Vote as a free citizen, not as a party
slave. Vote as you wish to do, and
let no moneyed boss scare you into
voticg against your convictions. Be
citizens, not partisans free men, not
Will Make a Good Representative.
RAYMOND, Minn., Oct. 29, 1900.
As a neighbor of John B. Bosch,
People's candidate for Representative,
desire to say a few words regard
ing him to the voters of Kandiyohi
I have been acquainted with Mr.
Bosch for several years and know
him to be honest, intelligent, well
posted on political and industrial
questions. He has the ability and
energy to make a good representative
of the common people. As a farmer
his interests are the same as those of
the large majority of the people of
this county. It is my honest convic
tion that he is the man the peop'e of
this county ougnt to select to repre
sent them iu tne legislature.
0 in he
took hold of the matter in great style, R. Sletten.
took hold of the matter in great styk
and circulated a petition for the poor
oppressed saloon men. Among oth
ers who signed the petition were C. W.
Odell, O. Jorgen Olson and W. L. No
The Gazette and Argus have attacked
O A Hedin the present register of
John B. Bosch. He is in thorough I" ~~""*',. xegiswr ui
sympathy with John Lind and wfu
KUJ.S county
Commend Slatten.
Before the close of the campaign I
would, with your permission, Mr
Editor, have a word or two wiLh the
voters of Kandiyohi county in regard
to our candidate for county auditor,
Mr. P. R. Sletten. While I have no
serious objection to the present in
cumbent, as to the management of the 7 S forVm
office, I will say that Mr. P. R. Slet
ten would fill the office with no less
ability, as he has had the training
that would make him a first class
auditor. Being a steady attendant of
our public schools while a boy, and
later attending the well known institu
tion of learning, the Northfield col
lege, and lastly the St. Cloud normal
school, from which he graduated with
honor, he has acquired a knowledge
management of
important office. So gentlemen
and fellow citizens, when you go to
the polls on Nov. 6, and vote for
0 0 0 a tlcket
strong after the name of P. St. Johns, Oct. 29, 1900
Sincerely yours,
Wicklund Recommends Bosch.
To the many republican iriends who
expressed their intention to vote for
me if I had not declined the nomina
tion, I wish to say: Do not hesitate
to vote for John B. Bosch, of Hoi
land, for representative, as he is a
man that will see to the farmers' in
terests of this county and of the state,
and you will not regret it six months
from now, if we elect him to repre
sent us in the next legislature. He is
a farmer and knows the wants of farm
ers. He is a Christian, and therefore
am confident that bribes will not
carry him off'from duty. I congrat
ulate the county central committee on
having appointed such an able and
well qualified man as you will find in
B. Bosch. Accept thanks for
the faith you AU had in me. Respect
The Gazette in its two column notice
of our Anti-Military edition says it
Contained eight pages of plate matter.
Which proves that Sterngucker wrote
the comment. A printer would not
have made the mistake. The edition
was paid for by private subscription.
^e is incompetent
and that he has been guilty of un-
obliging conduct. Everyone who has
had business with Mr. Hedm his
capacityfoknows these chargesthos
are untrue, but the benefit of
who have not had occasion to call on
Axel for his official services, the
TRIBUNE takes the liberty to
from partie_whose business in Kandi
ohi county real estate is extensive:
*ew letters which have been received
,.__ __
Smith 6OM06 Phoenix Building,
Mortgage Loans
Minneapolis Minn Oct 29 1900
This is to certify, that during the past two
years, I have had occasion to do quite an
amount of business with the register of deeds
office of Kandiyohi county I have always
found Mr O A Hedin the register to be
prompt, accurate, reliable and very obliging at
aU times SM.TH
A certain clique with a very good
sized axe to grind, and who desire
people of Kandiyohi county to
turn the grindstone for them, are
making frantio efforts to elect tbe re
publican candidates for county com
missioners. Be on your guard. The
people's party candidates are opposed Promptness in getting our work out We have
Security Bank of Renville,
Capital, $25 000.
it to nsVltn a Sentt, a i'rpn.tt. I I A nf m/iv.1,
to theso private jobs, and they are
men who will guard your interests
carefully. If you want men that will
guard and protect our county treas
ury from raids by private jobbers,
then vote for the people's candidates
for county commissioners.
Renville, Minn Oct. 29 1900
Hedin Esq
Willmar Minn
Dear Sir —We beg to acknowledge receipt
of the abstracts and mortgages sent you re
cently We desire to thank you for your
sen a grea dealI work into your offic_ dur-,
ing the past two years and it always comes
out correctly and promptly, to our entire satis
facton We write you this letter in order to
show that we appreciate your services to us
Yours very truly
W S GOLD, President
Nelson & Co,
Bonds and Farm Mortgage Loans
Olivia, Minn Oct 29,1900.
Editor Willmar Tribune
Dear Sir —No register of deeds or abstractor
in the 47 counties in Minnesota, or anj countyin
states where we have done a farm
mortgage loan business for the last 17 years,
can by his competency great care accuracy*
and obliging manner as such register of deeds
and abstractor, command higher respect and
esteem by our firm than does Mr O A Hedin
of Willmar Minnesota
Yours truly,
Die 10-29 -N Nelson &. Co
Spicer Land Companj,
O A Hedin, Register of Deeds
Dear Sir —This is to certify that dunng the
time you have been register of deeds I have
had considerable business In your office and
there has, been nobody more prompt, accurate
and reliable ever held that office in my estima
tion and I have had more or less business with
said office for the past 25 years
Yours trulj,
A Good Word for Sletten.
The election is close at hand and
even those who do not take active parts
in the campaign are feeling the excite
ment of the time. Every earnest citi
zen is making up his mind—if he has
not already done so—how to vote.
Many able and competent men have
been writing and talking to influence
their fellows and get them to see the
situation from their standpoint of
view and explain the issues of the day,
bo 1 shall no' try to do anything like
that generally, but I feel inclined to
say a Jew words in behalf of my
esteemed townsman, Mr. P. R.
Sletten, whose name is on the ticket
for auditor. His name is known
throught the county—no doubt about
that—but in some parts of it there
may be many who do not know what
kind of a man he is.
I have been acquainted with Mr.
Sletten for many years and I do not
hesitate to advise my fellow citizens
You can-
not fiDd a more worthy man to fill the
responsible office for which he is a
candidate. Fellow farmers, he is one
of ours, has been a hardworking
farmer for years and a successful one
too He is an able and intelligent
man, is a graduate from the Normal
School and has an up-to date educa
tion. He is upright and honest, is
a warm friend of reform and temper
ance and you can always depend
upon his word and his integrity. I
am sure we farmers of Kandiyohi
county will make no mistake if we
elect Mr. Sletten,
Strong Words for Sletten.
To the Voters of Kandiyohi County,.
We. the undersigned, would recom
mend P. Sletten, of the town of St.
Johns, candidate for councy auditor
on the people's ticket as an honest
and competent man. He has strong
moral convictions and has always
been a worker against the liquor ele
ment. He has contrlbutpd to the local
papers appeals to th» good judgment
of the voters and others to assist to
banuh the evil from us
Abuse Rebuked.
Dr. Johnson went to Grove City
Saturday to speak He denounced
John Lind in his moft virulent man
ner in his speech. When he had ex
hausted bis stock of abusive epithets
the republican candidate for repre
sentative arose and told the people that
he considered John Lind the best
governor Minnesota ever had, a/id
tbe audience cheered him to the echo.
Doc. must have felt like a counterfeit*
one cent piece.

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