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NOVEMBER 15th, 1873.
Tke steam whisfl© no longer wakes up
our villagers, or summons to work its busy
bands. The ware of hard times has reach
ed Esdaile and the steam factory and saw
mill of Beteher & Alky are closed. Neith
er the unbounded wealth and unsurpassed
business ability cf the senior, nor the rest
less activity &f the jtraior partner, neither
the «kill cf Manager "Dennison nor the abil
ity of his aids the Hiecs and Lusts, backed
by the solid work of the stout Norwegians,
availed to stem the resistless ware that has
engulfed so many manufacturing firms. It
is hoped that if the business ever be started
again it will be, not on the Company or
der," but on th« hard cash basis. The
sarmy of -wood ehoppers is re-inforced by
the hands formerly employed in the factory.
Sleighing is pretty good in the woods.
Crossing to Sed Wing very uncertain.
lee running in the Red Wing channel.
Gee. Ridler scalded his right arm, one
day this week. f?o badly tht.t it will be many
weeks before ke is able to work.
Hunters from Minnesota are abundant in
the woods-, Mr. Marshall and Sam Stevens
of Red Wing, are among the number. The
deer will be thinned out this fall.
The factory bell now hangs in the belfry
of the school house and the scholars have
no longer an excuse for being late at
Mr. Hammond offers his farm and per
sonal property for sale his health obliges
him to quit farming.
The managers of the Manitoba colony re
port that the hard times are favorable to
their colonization scheme. Inquiries are
numerous as to the country of free lands,
light taxes and specie currency. It is un
derstood that the Manitoba authorities will
make great efforts to turn the tide of emi
gration to their country. It is said that
they prefer having their country settled by
Americans rather than by raw emigrants
from the old world.
Since the recent elections the Grange
men are stimulated to greater efforts.
Their numbers are increasing and they are
manifestly destined to control the political
future of this country. Their newspaper
organ, THE GRANGE ADVANCE, published at
Red Wing, is largely circulated here and is
quite a popuiar sheet. F.
.For the Grange AdTance.
BAY CITY, NOV. 16, 1873.
Bees, in this vicinity, have made no sur
plus honey this season, indeed scarcely
enough for their winter store unless pro
vided warm quarters during the winter,
we think that not many swarms will sur
Five boys thinking to have a little sport
on the ice last Saturday, went for a skate
on the Lake. After enjoying themselves
awhile it occurred to them that they were
getting too far from shore, and one can im
agine their consternation on finding them
selves moving rapidly out into the lake,
with a large gap of water betwixt the
the beach and the sheet of ice they were
skating upon. There was no help for it,
and after a few plunges in the water, quick
aand and sawdust, they reached the shore
thoroughly disgusted with skating out of
River Falls Locals.
RIVER FALLS, WIS., NOV. 10th, 1873
Our enow has all gone. Farmers have re
sumed their plowing, and the weather is
warm and farmers are hoping for two weeks
of good weather now (got sadly fooled.)
Wheat 85 cts. Machinery notes 10 per
cent Interest, and yet on a trip last week
through St. Croix county I saw over $60,
000.00 worth of machinery standing out
exposed to sun, wind, rain and snow.
Farmers if you don't build a shed over that
moth it will eat the profits out of all your
labors and eat a hole into your real estate.
This hole is called a mortgage at first, and
if not stopped will end with a new name
There is a great call for houses to rent
in this village, and already the doubling
up process has commenced, and a good
many houses have from two to three fami
Rev. Wm. Gill, pastor of the Congrega
tional Church of this place preached his
eleventh anniversary sermon last Sabbath
to a crowded and an appreciative audience.
From it we learn that this church was or
ganized eighteen years ago and has had a
steady growth. In 1868 they made an ef
fort to build anew church. The site was
secured on the east side of Third street,
between Maple and Elm streets, consisting
of an entire block. The foundation with
basement completed for a church. The
frame raised and enclosed. When in this
condition, during a fearful gale in 1869 it
was blown down. The stringency in money
matters caused matters to rest. It seems
from the report that about $4,200.00 have
been saved towards rebuilding, which will
probably be resumed at no distant day.
The old church i# yet very comfortable,
but hardly large- enough for the audienee.
This property is worth about $2,600.
The Sunday SchoeJ is in a yery prosper
one condition over one hundred and twen-
ty-five dollars have been expended for new
books the past year.
The prosperity of the church in a great
measure, is due to the untiring efforts, the
christian zeal, and the every day christian
life of their pastor. Four years ago in ac.
quiesence to his own proposition, he accept
ed the free-will offering of the people as
his support, no amount being stipulated as
salary, and no pledges made to give, ask
ing for nothing, making seats free to all.
relying upon God to open the way, and pro
vide for himself and family. He has given
himself to the work and enters his twelfth
year crowned with fresh laurels. During
the past year his receipts were over $200
more than for any previous year, when he
preached for a stipulated salary.
Trust in the Lord and do good and verily
thou shalt be fed. T. E. T.
Nov. 17th, 1873.
Wheat 80 cents.
Our sleighing is all gone. Weather
Snow was fourteen inches deep in Ham
mond last Saturday at least, it was so re
ported by two prominent citizens of that
A young man named Barker has taken
up his abode in the county jail. Reason
his fingers stuck to an ax.
Mrs. Nathaniel Wales is very sick with
lung fever, with but little hopes of her re
S. D. Dodge, hardware dealer in this
place, is doing a thriving business. As a
hardware man Mr. Dodge is a success.
Pierce House is the name of one of the
best hotels in the place. They have good
accommodations for man and beast.
River Falls Institute, M. E. Cady, Prin
cipal. This, we believe, is the best school
in the St. Croix Valley. The winter term
will commence Dec. 2d. Those wishing to
fit themselves for teachers should not fail
Lute A. Taylor died at La Crosse, last
Tuesday his remains were brought to this
place on Wednesday. His funeral was at
tended by a large concourse of friends and
Thus passed away our noble friend,
From earth's perplexing care
The noble words his hand hath penued
Will live through an eternal year.
Then farewell Lute 'Tis well
Thy work was nobly done
Gone to a higher sphere to dwell,
Farewell! Thy crown is won
WABASHA, NOV. 10th.
We are having beautiful weather, that is,
The successsful candidates of the late
election look smiling Minnesota seems to
agree with their health.
Our late local Bismark, John N. Mur
doc, of the Ottawa Republican, Kansas, is
here closing up business, preparatory to
taking his family with him in a few days
to his new home. Wabasha will miss him
and his family.
Dr. Lincoln is also soon to leave town
for the same place. This is to be regretted.
No man in his community will be so much
missed as the doctor, and the good wishes
that will follow him will be, that he may
soon tire of Kansas and returnto Waba
Wood six dollars per cord we think that
supply and demand has something to do
with it. In six weeks from now teams
will be waiting hours for a buyer at half
Those teams that stand for hours and
dig holes in front of saloons, to keep warm,
while the drivers are warming inside,
can't come under the head of P. of H.
teams, but we know they belong to farmers
and it is a shame on their owners. If they
are determined to make brutes of them
selves they should not be allowed to thus
inflict suffering on their horses.
Court is in session, Hon. John Van Dyke
presiding a light calender. The Judge
and Sheriff Box are both on their last
terms when they get a hetter Sheriff than
Wm. Box has made we will cave, and not
till then. Smith will suit if he does as
well, but being the only reform candidate
elected we hope he will do even better,
and no doubt he will try. B.
WINONA, MINN., Nov. 11th.
Ed. Advance:—Since my last, some
things werthy of note hate transpired.
Firstly our slight forewarning of winter,
a message sent from Alaska in shape, of
six inches of snow. Overcoats, scarfs,
blue noses, sore faces, and grumbling were
the order of the day. A ohange, however,
soon eame over the spirit of the dream. The
weather is now fine and the brick blocks
in course of construction, are being rapid
Court has been in session and a large
docket disposed of. The murder case,
(State vs. Page,) occupied over a week,
terminating in a verdict of manslaughter in
second degree, illustrating the stereotyped
fact, that in this country a man has no
right to kill another, unless he has plenty
of money or influence, orboth. In the latter
case he can kill with impunity, especially if
a woman can be mixed in the affair, [wit
ness case of Stokes.] If I had slaughtered
Col. Fisk, under the same circumstances as
did Stokes, my bones, ere this, would
have been picked by carrion-bugs, and my
name would have passed into infamous ob-
livion. Stokes will remain a guest for a
short time at the penitentiary, when he
will be pardoned out, and become the lion
of the day.
The farmers and citizens here about
speak very highly of the ADVANCE and
predict for it a large circulation and a
great success. As an exponent of Grange
principles it has a ring of the pure met
al. The only rock upon which the Grange
may split is political chicanery and dema
gogueism, insinuating itself into the order.
When the grangers build a double track,
narrow gauge road through Minnesota,
Iowa and Illinois to Chicago, thence to
Savanah, Georgia [which is five hundred
miles nearer the sea board than N. Y.,]
then will they strike at the root of monopo
lies. That or a similar scheme is the only
way to reach them mark me as a prophet!
nothing else will do it.
Our streets are thronged with pretty
girls and fine looking boys attending the
Normal and other schools.
I heard an impressive temperance lecture
last evening as I was on my way to church.
As I passed the lock-up I heard a poor un
fortunate crying loudly, for God's sake
give me some water just a little water!
It is a shame to deprive a poor drunkard
of water when getting over a spell. Our
city fathers know this by experience, and
ought to look to it. Yours,
The New London Grange is less than
three months old, but has obtained nearly
all the conveniences for progressive labor,
and have some applications for membership
at every meeting. They also have suffic
ient opposition to call out their energy of
character thus we are quite hopeful of
their success in this vicinity. Some per
sons have hesitated, somewhat, as to such
men becoming members of the Order whose
agricultural interests are of minor impor
tance to other enterprises in which they
are engaged. I enclose stamps for a few
copies of ADVANCE.
Respectfully yours, A. B.
NEW LONDON, Nov. 14th, 1873.
ROCHESTER, MINN—Whsat—75 cts.
RED WING, NOV 18th—Wheat 85 Oats, 40 Corn,
45 Barley from 85 to $1 10 Potatoes, 85 cts Beef,
live weight, 3% Dressed, 4 & 5 cts Pork, i}k cts
Butter, 30 cts Eggs 25 cts
ST PAUL—Wheat No 1, 8G@88 No 2, 80@82 c—
Flour, Best family, $ brl, S3 25@$5 50 Minnesota
Winter Wheat, $8 00@$8 50 St Louis, SlO 50@$12 00
Buckwheat, $G 00@§C 50. Oats 38@40 Corn, Shell
ed, 49@50c Barley, New, 85^90 Rye, 35@38
Bran, Per ton, $9 00@$10 00 Shorts, Per ton, $16 50
@$18 00 Beans, Common, $1 00@$1 50: choice, $1 50
@$2 20 Potatoes, $ bushel, 85@90 Cranberries,
$3 00@3 25 $ bush Eggs, Fresh, 25 Butter, Firkin
9@17 lb Roll, 15@17 choice table in jars and
rolls, 20 Cheese, N Chedder, 14@lo N Fac
tory, 12j^ @13j^c Pork, Mess, $16 50@17 50 prime
mess, $16 0O@16 25
MILWAUKEE, Nov 17—4 M. WWheat—The market
at 4 si closed with no demand for No 1 and nominal
at $1 14 No 2 opened strong, but closed weak, with
cash firm at $1 07}£ seller November, $1 05U sell
er December, $1 05 seller January $1 07}£ No 3,
98J^c Sales aggregated 100,000 bus. Flour—Quiet
ancf unchanged. Fair to good spring extras are slow
at $5 25 @5 50, while common would sell readily at
$5 00 choice nominal at $5 75@6 00 Grain Freights
—Quiet but firm at 8c for wheat to Buffalo and 14c to
Oswego Rye—Finn and lc higher Sales 900 bus
No 1 in store at 67Uc, early do, later, at 68c Barlev
—Higher, but unsettled, closing at $1 45}£ for No 2 in
store Receipts—5,756 brls flour 76,832 bus wheat
Shipments—10,804 brls flour 25,567 bus wheat
CHICAGO, Nov. 17.—Flour—Demand good most of
the sales private. Wheat—Better No. 1, $1.09®
1.09J4 regular $1.11 red No 2, $1.02U@1 03J4 cash,
$1.03% December, $1.05J^ January No 3,94}i@95c
rejected, 89c. Corn—Better No 2 mixed, 39c cash,
39%c December, 40%c January rejected, 37c. Oats
—No 2 30c cash, 35j£c December rejected nominal.
Rye—Firm No 2, 62 Barley—Steady fall No 2,
$1 31@l 33 cash, $1 25 December No 3 spring,
90@94c. Pork—Better $12 75 cash, $12 00 Decern
ber, $12 90@$13 00 February Lard—Active and bet
ter 7%c cash sales for February at $7 60@7 70
Buck Meats—Higher light sales Oreen Meats
Firm shoulders, 3%@4c short rib middles, 5k@55£c
short clear, 5%@5}^c Whisky—87c Freights—fo
Buffalo, 8c for wheat to Oswego, 12c for corn Re
ceipts—Flour, 7,000 barrels wheat, 72,000 bu corn,
60,000 bu oats, 30,000 bu rye, 2,000 bu barley,
9,000 bu Shipments—10,000 bis flour 163,000 bu
wheat corn, 162,000 bu oats,22,000 bu rje,2,000
bu barley, 34,000 bu.
QATHCART & CO.
[ESTABLISHED IN 1852.]
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
THIRD STREET, ST., PAUL.
Samples Sent by Mail. Orders Promptly Attended to.
JONES & MOORE,
And Dealers in
Wish to draw the ATTENTION of their friends to
the fact that they are doing a large business in their
ROLLING STONE, Winona county, Minn.
HARDWARE, STOVES, TIN PLATE, SHEET IRON,
COPPER BOTTOMS, IRON, STEEL,
Manufacturer of Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Ware,
Agent for Fairbanks'Scales.
4 6 A N 4 6 EAST SECOND STBEET.
Editor Granye Advance:
We have received sample copies of your
most excellent paper, and found ourselves
exclaiming just the thing," very often,
as we ran over, preparatory to a careful
reading of the same. Its motto so good,
its bearing so advancing. We must have
some more of them, and shall try hard to send
you a club of ten subscribers soon. We
are new beginners here, and need much
instruction. We find THE ADVANCE capable
of imparting it.
ScTo|our, to be Hardened through
and made of best
SOLID CAST STEEL.
W D. WASHBURN & CO.,
Manufacturers and Wholesale and Retail Dealers iu
Every Variety of
MINNEAPOLIS and ANOKA, MINN.
Filling Orders for lumber,
ANY DESIRED LENGTH AND SIZE WITH
Having now on hand and in boom, at our Mills, a
large quantity of Logs cut expressly for bridge Tim-
OFFICE a A at MINNEAPOLIS,
On Washington Avenue, Opposite St. Paul and Pacific
AND AT MILLS AT ANOKA.
Steam Dyeing and Scouring
Water Street, Near Suspension Bridge,
JOHN D. MEYER, Proprietor.
The advertiser Dyes in every variety of Color, all
descriptions of Woolen Dresses, Crape Shawls, Hose,
Bonnets, Net Silk, Damask, Satin, Gros de Naples,
Muslin Delain, Embroidery and Ribbons.
Coats, Pantaloons, Carpets, Rugs, Table Covers, Ac,
cleaned in the most perfect manner. KID GLOVES
cleaned and colored. The strictest attention paid to
MODEL DRUG- STORE
No. 4 Ely Block, WINONA, Minnesota,
is the place Grangers get
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, PATENT MEDICINES,
WINES and LIQUORS, Ac, at liberal Discount*.
WEED Sewing Machine
30 WEST THIRD STREET,
ST. PAUL, SSOTA.
Address, MONITOR PLOW WORKS in a is Minn
P^JSTIC I E S
THE BOTTOM DROPPED OUT OF THE
DEY GOODS MARKET
PRICE 3LIST FOB. THIRTY DAT S
50,000 yards, all wool, French Merinos, reduced from
1,000 Velour plaids
2,500 Empress Cloth
5,000 new patterns, Tycoon Repps
1,000 Camel's Hair Cloth
1,000 Black Dress Silks
5,000 Black Gros Grain Silks
5,000 Black Gros Grain Silks
5,000 Irish Poplins
An immense stock of Black AlpacaB, Brilliantines, Cashmeres, Canton, Tamise and
Panama Cloths Drap d'ete, Crepe, Merette and other mourning goods Black Silk
Velvet, Velveteens, Black and Colored Beavers for Cloaks, Sacques, &c, &c, all at
Shawls, Blankets, Flannels, Cassimeres, Water-Proofs, at Prices to astonish the most
Critical Purchasers. Calicos reduced from 12£ cts. to 8 cts. per yard, and all other goods
addition to the large reduction in prices offered, we will give an Extra
Discount of TEN PER CENT, on all bills amounting to FIVE DOLLARS and upwards.
All ORDERS from any part of the State, promptly attended to and Satisfaction
Guaranteed. Send for Samples.
A. H. STROUSE,
194 Third St., St. Paul, Minn.
We desire to call the attention of Bridge and Rail-
road Contractors to the unusual facilities we have for
194 Third Street, St. Panl,
FRIEND & CO.,
READY-M aDE CLOTHING
HATS, CAPS, TRUNKS, &c, &c,
No. 1, Simpson's Block, corner Second and Center sts.,
WHIPS, BLANKETS, &c,
East SECOND STREET, near Main,
ADAME E. GEISE,
Wholesale and Retail,
No. 55 EAST THIRD STREET,
QUMMINGS & VILLA,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
BOOTS, SHOES AND GLOVES.
We Have the Largest Stock and
LOWEST PRICES IN THE CITY.
Call and Examine GOODS before purchasing.
CUMMING8 A VILLA, Winona.
J. H. LELAND, Proprietor.
This House has recently been newly furnished and
re-fitted throughout, and now affords Excellent Ac
commodations at Reasonable Rates.
Good Stabling in connection with the House.
]y/[ B. BUFFUM & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Bnfltam's Cor. a Main
M. B. BUFFCM. C. B. SHIPARD. C. H. CcmcillOS
E McNIE & CO.,
Jobbers and Retailers of
BOOKS, STATIONERY, WALL PAPER,
SHADES, FANCY GOODS,
&c, &c, &c,
PIANOS A N OBOANS
2 Street, Winona, Minnesota,
R. STERLING & CO.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
BOOTS, SHOES, LEATHER
FINDINGS AND SADDLERY,
TANNERS OF MOCCASIN LEATHER,
»nd Ma&ufectureri of
Hen and Boys' Cnatrcn-Made Boot and