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THE GRANGE ADVANCE.
WENDESDAY, NOV. 19, 1873.
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month or less, and invariably in advance unless
special arrangements are made.
Where, oh whore is our Indian SummerV
Time is called on the oldest inhabitant.
We fully expect State Auditor Whitcorab
will, shortly after the publication of his
recent great manifesto, in reference to the
P. of H., offer a reward of S5,000 in the
columns of THE GRANGE ADVANCE for any
man in the State of Minnesota who will ac
knowledge himself to belong to a Grange.
We called at the new office of the St.
Paul Dispatch on Wabashaw Street, oppo
site the Opera House, a few days ago. We
did not find the Editor of that spiciest of
dailies in the sanctum, but we looked
around, and satisfied ourself that the Dis
patch is in a most prosperous condition, all
of which it merits, and more also.
It was our good fortune while traveling
through the western part of the State to
enjoy for a day or two the company of W.
A. Nimmocks, Secretary of the Farmers'
Ins. Co., at Minneapolis. Mr. Nimmocks
is a man of the most indomitable energy
If unflagging industry can build up an en
terprise, his should be a giant among the
Insurance companies of the land.
Hennepin county, and a few others which
are subject to Hennepin county influences
made quite a break on the Secretaryship.
Some 700 Republicans in Hennepin, and
about 200 in Kandiyohi, led by a fellow
named Rice, lately from Minneapolis, voted
for Stevens.—Ooodhue County Republican
If that isn't drawing it mild for you,
what would you call mildness
Connecticut charges the contractors with
stealing $200,000 of the appropriation for
the new State House, and yet the founda
tion walls are not laid. Nevermind, fellow
citizens of Connecticut, you'll have a State
House yet. These contractors are evident
ly the original wooden nutmeg manufac
turers, and they can steal all of the appro
priation except $87.33 and then have
enough left to put up the building but we
wouldn't like to warrant the material.
We regret that we have to mention the
little matter of payment once more. Do
subscribers think we can run this paper
for nothing? Now, gentlemen, it will cost
at least $4000 to run it a year without pay
ing one cent for editors or writers. Every
dollar due at the end of a week must be
paid in cash. No part of our business can
be done upon credit. We appeal to you to
sustain your paper. It rests in your hands
to make it a grand success, or to kill it
within three months. Which do you pro
pose to do
Two very funny cities are St. Paul and
Minneapolis. Each is larger that the
other, each is doing more business than
the other, each has got more capital than
the other, each is a better place to live than
the other, each has got a better class of
citizens than the other, each is growing
faster than the other, each is more enter
prising than the other, and finally each is
going to swallow up the other. We believe
all this, because we know the papers and
people of neither town will lie, and we
have had it directly from their mouths,
and no hearsay about it.
While in the western part of the state a
short time ago we heard the following con
versation in the bar-room of a hotel:
Say stranger, would you sell that dog
"Would I sell that dog !—That dog?
Why, sir, that dog stood by me when I
wasn't worth a cent, and couldn't scarcely
get him enough to eat. He laid out on the
prairie with me many a night. He was
worth 400 rods of fence to me on my place.
He has helped make, every dollar I'm worth
in the world. I haven't got no children,
but he knows as much as any child I ever
see. He has gone through every kind of
hardship with me, and still he stuck by
me. Ask that dog if he'd sell me."
The dog's look satisfied us that the man
was not for sale. We need scarcely add
that neither the man or dog had ever been
to the legislature.
If some of these nice gentlemen, who have
made every dollar they have got in the
world out of farmers, and who never lose a
chance to sneer at the grange movement,
don't begin to whistle a different tune
through their nasal appendages before the
end of a year, we shall miss our guess tre
mendously. At any rate, we can assure
these gentlemen that their sneering will
impede the progress of the organization
about as much as the hissing of a serpe
would impede a locomotive. We believe
that the farmers are thoroughly aroused to
their wants, their grievances, and their
power in the land. We'know that they do
not desire to destroy or hurt any legitimate
industry, but simply seek to secure to
themselves the fruits of their own industry,
and are perfectly willing to let others do
How strange that, any man can be so
blind as not to see that the elevation of the
farming community must, result in the ele
vation of the whole country
In the year 1659 Thanksgiving Day was
appointed by the New England Puritans,
for the comfortable harvest, the health of
the country generally, and for our preser
vation from the destructive desire of that
pestilent company, the Quakers for the
healing of the great breach at Hartford,
and for the peace of the churches and the
In these days when we see and hear and
talk so much about modern degeneracy and
corruption, it is refreshing to note occa
sionally a comparison of modern with an
cient times, favorable to the former. We
hink the men are much more tolerant of
each others views when in conflict, than
they were in ancient times. We exercise a
larger charity toward each other in the
matter of religious and political dogmas
than did our fathers. It will be remem
bered that some of these "pestilent Quak
s" suffered martyrdom at the hands of
these same intolerant Puritans. But there
is still much room for improvement in this
It is perfectly appalling to contemplate
the terrible and wide spread sufferings that
will be endured by the poorer classes in
the large cities during the coming winter
It is estimated that about 50,000 are out of
employment in the city of New York alone,
and but little short of that number in the
city of Philadelphia. Nearly all of these
people are of that class who live from hand
to mouth, and scarcely ever have a day's
provision ahead. How many little child
ren, and even babes, will cry for bread,
and will not get it. It is absolutely cer
tain that in this great land of plenty many
will actually die of starvation before the
return of another spring. It is easy for
those whose granaries are full to pray with
faith for daily bread, but must not the
heavens seem covered with brass, and the
ear of the Great Father deaf, to those who
for weeks have cried in agony, Give us
this day our daily bread," and yet no
bread comes. Be doubly thankful, you who
have homes and food, and be not slow to
relieve suffering and want wherever you
A Great Man has Spoken.
The great, the good, the wise, and most
honorable 0 P. Whitcomb, who. for some
mysterious cause, or want of fitness in the
running arrangements of this planet, is
neither a Prince, Potentate, Power of the
Air, or even King of the Cannabal Islands,
but only State Auditor of Minnesota, has
recently expressed his opinion in reference
to the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry
The world has long and anxiously been
awaiting the opinion of this great man on
this subject, and now we have it. The
GRANGE ADVANCE is the first paper to publish
the opinion, because its editor was present
at the delivery, and got the start of the other
fellows. Hear all ye Grangers, and pre
pare to shut up shop Hear all ye ends of
the earth, for words of wisdom should
reach the very uttermost parts Hear all
ye generations to come, and avoid the er
rors of your ancestors '. Here are the very
words to a letter
THIS WHOLE MOVEMENT OF THE
PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY IS A MOST
GREAT MAN, WE CAVE
We are constantly receiving the Jmost
complimentary notices from the press of
this State, and adjoining counties in
other States. We know that considering
the adverse circumstances in which we are
situated, we are making a good paper. The
unanimous voice of the Press is that our
paper is ably edited, and yet not one cent
has been paid, or promised to be paid to an
editor or writer upon the paper. We are
well aware it cannot be conducted in this
way very long. Now will the Granges g«
to work at once and get up clubs and send
us the money immediately. We pledge our
selves to give you a better paper than it
has yet been if you will support us. At
this day no organization oan succeed with
out a newspaper organ. Paid newspapers,
with magnificently furnished offices, have
been the greatest power in the hands of the
monopolists. Will the granges be less wise
in their day and generation We do not
ask for fine offices, but simply for a bare
Gentlemen, we are in your hands, what
To Whom does Victory Belong
In old Democratic States, we find a rout
of their hosts, or a failing off in their ma
jorities in old Republican States, we hear
either of defeat or of demoralization in
their ranks. Where there are Democratic
losses the Republican party papers are
crying, see what a victory we have won
on the other hand, where the Republicans
have met with reverse, the Democratic par
ty papers have trotted out their roosters
for a genuine old Democratic crow. It re
minds us of the story that our fathers tell
of the man and his wife who were early
settlers of Ohio, and whose humble log
cabin once upon a time, was invaded by a
big black bear. The story runs that the
man sought the loft, but the wife, with
true woman's grit, seized the heavy tire
shovel and waged such a fierce contest
against the intruder, that old Bruin soon
succumbed and rolled over a dead beast.
When the bear was dead and the coast
clear and safe, the husband came down
from his perch and called all the neighbors
in to see what a big bear Sal and me
These partizan papers seem to think that
there is no other influence, no other power
in this world than that of party. Party
runs their universe, and is more to these
men than the law of gravitation is to the
world. They have not yet learned that
parties and party politics are dead and
buried in this country, that all the issues
that constitute the life of a party are de-
funct and the people are acting independ
ent no we will not say they have not learn
ed this, for many of them have learned and
only hang on to the old party carcass to
scare men into voting for their pet candi
dates, while they vote for whom they please.
But the people learned these tricks and have
commenced voting for whom they please.
There has been a mighty ground swell
among the masses. The people have quit
voting for politics so called, and
commenced to vote for those who they deem
to be the best men, honest men, true men,
who will ran the government in accordance
with principles of common sense, economy
and of political good faith and virtue.
They may have and doubtless have been in
some instances deceived and cheated. Pol
iticians who have served a lifetime at wire-
pulling have the advantage and have doubt
ess in some instances foisted themselves
on the people nolens volens. But let such
be aware Offences must come, but woe
unto him by whom the offence cometh
The people are no longer asleep, nor are
they longer a disorganized mob.
Above all this, deep down in their hearts
is the conviction that they are right, and
all history is full of lessons, as to the irre-
sistable power of a people struggling to
gether in what they have deemed a righte
Then let all papers and parties who have
nothing left, but to recount the struggles,
and victories of the past, like old veteran
soldiers whose arms are nerveless and
whose limbs refuse longer to support their
tottering bodies, retire to some quiet, and
safe retreat with ail their old and richly
earned honors upon them, but let them not
disturb their own peace by contending for
victories which they have never won, of
battles where they were not engaged
Let the people in the meantime stand firm
ly to their guns, deceived by neither the
false cries of defeat or of victory.
The N. Y. Times says that since the panic
there has been a great falling off in the de
mand for cigars, and especially so of the
fancy brands. Pipes are coming more into
fashion, and discussions on the relative
merits of the various kinds of smoking to-
bacco take the place of similar discussions
on the different brands of cigars.
This is just as it should be. If every
one would forego everything that is merely
luxurious, we should soon talk of the panic
as a thing of the past, and money would be
plentiful, because nearly all our mere lux-
uries are purchased abroad.
Now let us hear that the jewelry busi
ness is going into a rapid decline, that the
wholesale and retail liquor trade is on the
rapids just above the gulf of everlasting
bankruptcy, that importations of fancy
silks and satins have stopped, and then
we'll risk the panic. Let every man see
to it that he is not paying a cent for any
thing but necessaries.
If by foregoing one pleasure to-day we
oan secure three tomorrow, he must be a
fool indeed who will not deny the one and
secure the three.
—We had occasion to call at the large dry
goods house of A. H. Strouse, St. Paul, a
few days ago. and can assure our readers
that Mr. Strouse means business, and bus-
iness upon the square. Call and see him
when you are up there and prove the truth
of what we say. 194 Third St. is the
The latest returns before going to press
show that Davis' majority is a little over
5,000. Barto, Republican candidate for
Lieut. Governor, runs ahead of Mr. Davis
about 300 votes. Jennison's majority will
not be much over 500. This is somewhat
strange, as Mr. Jennison has certainly
made a good officer. His opponent, how-
ever, Mr. Stevens, is one of the most popu
lar men in the State wherever he is known,
and this accounts for Jennison's small ma
jority to some extent. Wilson, Republican
candidate for Attorney General, has about
4,000 majority, while Mr. E. W. Dike,
Opposition candidate for State Treasurer,
is elected by a majority of over 4,000.
This is the most significant fact in the elec
tion. It shows that the people of this
State are not bound hand and foot by the
ignominious shackles of party. They pro-
pose to vote for the man who has been tried
and not found wanting. Mr. Dike had been
in the office but about seven months, and
his monthly statements proved highly sat
isfactory to the people, while the fact that
nearly $1,000 per month has been saved to
the State, in the shape of interest upon
State deposits during Mr. Dike's short ad
ministration, was a fact that had much in
fluence upon election day.
Under the circumstances, Mr. Grinager
has no reason to feel hurt, or to complain.
Had he been in Mr. Dike's place, and Dike
in his place, he would have received the
same majority that Mr. Dike has. Those
papers that attempt to make a question of
nationality out of ihis vote for Treasurer,
not only falsify the facts, but they are do
ing the country a serious injury by creat-
ing divisions on this subject of nationality.
No one who is conversant with the facts,
believes that one hundred votes were cast
for Mr. Dike because he is an American,
and it is more than certain that but few
were cast for Grinager because he is a
The Republican candidate for Supreme
Judge, in Iowa, has 29,708 majority, and
the Stute Superintendent 30,724 majority.
The vote for Governor and Lieutenant Gov
ernor will be canvassed by the Legislature
The proposed amendment to the consti
tution in New York, making judicial officers
appointive instead of elective, as at present,
The N. Y. Fulton Patriot, says:
The apparent majorities for the Demo
cratic State candidates range from eight to
The Senate stands, politically, Republi
cans seventeen, Democrats fourteen, and
Farmer Republicans one.
The Assembly is composed, politically, of
seventy-one Republicans to fifty-seven Dem
ocrats. Two Districts only are at all in
doubt. The Republican strength in the
House will be at least seventy, and possibly
Of the members of the last Senate, nine
are re-elected, and as many others have had
legislative experience. Of the members of
the last Assembly, thirty-four are re-elect
ed, and twenty-five others have at some
time been members of that body. The
ability of both Houses is above the aver
age, and with so many members of experi
ence and high character, it is reasonably
expected that the next Legislature will
make for itself an honorable record in the
service of the people of this State.
A revised list of the Legislature, ac
cording to" the St. Paul Dicpatch, show the
present political complexion as follows:
Senate. House. Joint Ballot.
Republican 27 57 84
Opposition 13 48 71
Rep. maj 14 9 23
Last year the Legislature stood
Senate, House, Joint Ballot.
Republican 32 81 112
Opposition 10 25 &5
Rep. ma 21 56 77
This is a gain for the Opposition of seven
in the Senate, forty-seven in the House
and fifty-four on Joint Ballot.
The Virglnius Massacre.
The most horrifying, cold blooded butch
ery of recent times, is the murder of the
officers and passengers of the Virginus by
the Cuban Spaniards. These fellows seem
to be vieing with the red demons of the
West in the atrocity of their fiendish out
rages. This vessel was alleged to be a fil
libustering steamer, and was captured by
the Spanish gunboat Tornado somewhere
on the seas between Cuba and Jamaica. It
is not definitely known whether she was in
Cuban waters, or upon the high seas, or
within the water limits of Jamaica. Four
of those found on board were instantly
tried and shot at Santiago de Cuba in oth
er words, they were murdered outright.
A few days afterward, the captain and
thirty-six of the crew were executed at the
same place, and on the next day twelve
more. Intense excitement is felt at Wash-
ington and other parts of the country.
Orders have been received at the Navy
Yard at Philadelphia to fit out the Monitor
Manhattan for sea at once, and it is under
stood that other monitors at League Island
are to be made ready for sea immediately.
We shall await further developments with
HUMBUG.—We hear of a traveling hum
bug in Ooodhue county. The enterprising
peddler claims to represent a firm in Eng
land that has failed that the firm have
got their goods into this eountry under a
special' revenue act, (favorable to firms.
that smash up we suppose,) at a discount of
fifty per cent. The creditors have qiven
the firm an extension of time, and by pay-
ing forty per cent, they can resume busi
ness. This is pretty thin, and it is a little
strange that any body who takes the pa-
pers should be taken in. He travels with
a wagon, his goods look well, and he talks
fine. We understand that he has sold
farmers to the amount of about two thous-
and dollars in this section of the country
within ten days. There has,not only been
that much taken out of the county, but
farmers have got nothing far the money.
It is hardly necessary to say the goods are
worthless. 0 ye too credulous, why do
you not patronize home men whose business
responsibility you know
Pass this fellow around.
J}^ W. INGERSOLL & CO.,
Conrer Third and Wabasha Sts.,
I is our aim to offer a Stock of DRY GOODS second
to none in the State.
DRESS GOODS, SILK,
WOOLEN AND DOMESTIC
Will be found of special interest.
OUR ORDER DEPARTMENT,
Under the charge of Mr. FIELD, will be conducted
with Special Regard to Promptness, and all Goods For
warded Guaranteed as Represented. Samples sent
by mail, or information as to
STYLES AND PRICES
Given upon application.
Prices of all
O E S I O O S
At Retail will not vary materially from Wholesale
D. W. IKGERSOIX €•.
J^ELSON & PETERSON,
Hardware. Stoves, Tinware*
FARM MACHINERY and IMPLEMENTS.
Builders' Hardware, Mechanic's Tools
and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS.
Bush Street, Red Wing, Minn.
RS. SWENEY & SHILEY
Having formed a co-partnership for the practice of
MEDICINE and SUROBRT,
May be consulted in their office, corner of Main and
Bush streets, over Hawley & Kellogg's store.
Red Wing, Minn., Nov. 19th. 1873.
DR. WM. W. SWENEY. DR. D. A. SUILBV
TOYS, FANCY GOODS,
and all the smaller
Are invited to call and see the
Corner of Main and Bush streets,
1 Red Wing, Minnesota.
For sale by
JONES A COLE.
a Medicines S a
a a Goods
Agents for Prince dk Go.'s Organs,
A Urge Assortment of VIOLINS, AC00RDE0N8
and small Musical Merchandise constantly oa hams'.