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To Hon. Ignatius Donnelly.
SIR :—It is a disagreeable task for
me to publicly censure one for whom
I have so frequently expressed friend
ship, and it is especially humiliating
when it becomes my duty to expose
such an one as wholly unworthy of
confidence and sadly deficient in
those characteristics which consti
tute a gentleman. But recent cop
ies of the Anti-Monopolist place me
under the necessity of apologizing to
the people of this country for what
I have done, insignificant as it is, in
assisting to and maintaining in prom
inent positions, one so utterly desti
tute of all sense of decency and so
wholly reckless of the common
proprieties of life as you have shown
yourself to be. The productions of
your pen stamp you ineffaceably as
a vulgar and unprincipled defamer
of those against whom you have
chosen to array yourself.
Hesitating at no falsehood and un
checked by any regard for public
morals, you wilfully heap upon all
who disagree with you such loads of
obscene abuse, as to place it beyond
their power to resent your insults
properly and, at the same time, re
main law-abiding citizens. Those
who are called by their fellow-citizens
to become candidates for public offi
ces, you seem especially to regard
only as subjects for vituperative
abuse or fulsome flattery, accordingly
as they have made you or refused to
make you the recipient of their
"donations." One of them, who
you claim is a poor man, and who
has been so unfortunate as to be
made the candidate of a party which
is unable to elect him, you have
"bled" to an extent that even a rich
man would feel, and that, too, when
you could not reasonably believe it
to be in your power to gain for him
a single vote by the influence of the
sheet which you have made infa
mous by your blackguardism.
Whether you have induced any
other candidate to "come down" to
the extent of $100. I know not,
but evidently they did not give you
enough to satisfy your avarice, for
nearly every prominent democrat in
the State, besides, has received one
or more of your begging circulars,
asking donations professedly to sus
tain the paper you publish, and
which disgraces the party whose
cause it pretends to advocate. And
wherefore have you asked these
subsidies? Of what infamy were
they to be the price? Was it not
for your treacherous selling out of
the anti-monopoly party to the St.
Paul ring of democratic corruption
lsts? Were you not induced to go
into the latter's convention last July,
by the promise, hope and expecta-
tion that they would put into your
hands money which they proposed
to subscribe lor the establishment of
a democratic paper in St. Paul, to
fill the place vacated by the Pio
neer? Was not this hope so san
guine that you even boasted how
you would control the politics of
this State, when you came into the
management of this anticipated
democratic metropolitan organ?
You know very well, Mr. Donnel
ly, that this was the leading reason
why you sold out the farmers' and
laboring men's party of this State,
and that behind it was the addition
al expectation that the combined
democracy and anti monopolists
might possibly send you to the
United States senate, as Hon. Wm.
Windom's successor and you know
that I know this. More than this,
you believed that I could be made
to subserve the consummation of
this scheme, and you undertook to
manage me with that end in view.
On finding yourself mistaken, you
used your best endeavors to prevent
my getting a position on any news
paper in this State and, even after
I had bargained with Mr. Herbert
for the GRANGE ADVANCE, you sent
yo.ir agent, Mr. Taisey, here to Red
Wing with instructions to outbid
me and purchase the establishment
for you. Not only this, but you
had previously made an effort to
open negotiations with Mr. Aberne
thy, for the Farmers' Union, after
you were informed that I had writ
ten to that gentleman with a view to
obtaining a position on that paper.
You know, in short, that you tried
your best to shut me off from all op
portunity to make a living at my
profession in this State, after you
found me unwilling to aid you in the
furtherance of your ambitious pro
jects, through a resort to dishonora
You know more, Mr. Donnelly.
You know that I have not deviated
a hair's breadth from the course I
marked our for myself, in letters
published in your own paper last
spring and that no influence that
has been or could be brought to bear
upon me could effect my departure
from that line of duty. You know
that your accusation that I have de
serted the anti-monopoly cause is
false, and is only excelled in falsity
by your other charge that I have
been bought up by the republicans.
Whatever money I have handled
has either been my own, or been
borrowed from personal friends, and,
all but four instances, on obliga
tions which I hope to meet prompt
ly when they become due. The
four creditors who have not my
written obligations are Olmsted
county farmers and sincere anti
monopolists. I have not black
mailed the candidates and prominent
men of the republican party, Mr.
Donnelly, as you have those of the
You, Mr. Donnelly, are not the
proper man to accuse others of de
serting their party, or betraying their
friends, even where such accusations
can be truthfully made, for you have
deserted every organization that you
ever belonged to, and betrayed ev-
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ery friend that you ever had. And
what is worse, it has always been
apparent that your desertions and
betrayals have been prompted by
the most contemptible of personal
motives. So notorious is this fact,
that nobody now-a-days gives you
credit for sincerity hardly any one
believes aught that you say and the
entire community look upon you as
a miserably corrupt, deceitful, selfish,
venomous and untruthful dema
gogue, who has misused extraordin
ary opportunities of doing the world
good service, and employed his tal
ents only in achieving infamous no
toriety. You know that you are
politically and socially dead that
you have degraded yourself to the
low level of the vulgar ruffainly
brawler, and, in your desperation,
yon are trying to drag down with
you those former friends who exert
ed themselves, while there was yet
room for hope, in striving to sustain
you in a respectable position. My
advice to you now is, to take warn
ing in time and avoid deeper degre
dation and more humiliating shame,
by leaving the arena of politics and
the field of journalism, both of which
you have polluted, and retire to your
home in Nininger and devote the
remainder of your life to striving to
become as nearly a gentleman as
you have the ability to attain, and
hoping that you may exceed the
most sanguine expectations of a
former sincere friend, I shall remain
Yours, &c, H. H. YOUNG.
The Grange and Farm.
The editor of the Florida Patron, W.
H. Wilson, is a man who does not dis
guise his sentiments, or go out of his
way to call a spade "an agricultural im
plement." He accounts logically for
the grange thus: "From effects there
are causes. Had it not been for the
devil there never would have been
church associations. It is the case with
us to-day. Had the farmers never been
wronged, there never would have been
a grange associations. It is the oppres
sion of unprincipled men that has caus
ed all the labor association. The money
created by our muscles has drifted into
into the hands of the few who lord over
us. Poverty has invaded the home of
every honest toiler, not because we do
not produce a sufficiency, but because
we do not receive the profits on our own
labor. Taxation, direct and indirect,
is robbing us on every side, and our leg
islators, for want of ability or principle,
are mortgaging our homes, not satis
fied, they are mortgaging, forever, the
labor of our children."
Concerning office-holders and legisla
tion, Wilson is emphatic and to the
point. "Do you not know that the ar
my of office-seekers is a co-operating
ring, engineered by the moneyed power,
and whose fundamental principle is,
'you tickle me, and I'll tickle you,' or
in other words 'you put me in office,and
I'll give you a sugar-teat to suck.' The
capitalists, the monopolists, the profes
sional and middlemen, and the office
holders get the benefit of legislation—the
workingmen are too poor, and cannot
buy their share. It really appears that
the business of legislation is to increase
the taxes, and make laws to compel the
working classes to pay them.—Patron's
The Milwaukee Journal of Commerce
thus speaks of the granges:"The grange
movement is broad enough to achieve a
permanent success. Pretended friends
RED WINC, MINN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27,1875.
may mislead and abuse it for a time,but
they cannot stop it. It is rapidly teach
ing the farmers and middlemen their
respective duties and their respective
rights. It is teaching the public ser
vants, whether politicians or corpora
tions, to know their place. It is help
ing to determine what is just between
all parties. The association of men
against the association of dollars is en
tirely in accordance with the laws of
political economy. Whatever this grange
attempts in opposition with these laws
will surely fail. We believe in the
grange, and believe that there is a code
called 'political economy,' of unwritten
principles of justice and common sense
governing men in their relations to one
The Rural World announces that the
Patrons of Illinois have after much dif
ficulty succeeded in establishing a house
in Chicago, where members of the Or
der may secure their city supplies from
near the fountain head, and of course at
reduced prices. The pecuniary benefits
it is confidently expected will be large
and important. The Grange Business
House of Chicago occupies a spacious
building at the corner of State and Ken
tucky streets, which is filled with goods
of every variety. Each person connected
therewith has been selected for his or
her special qualifications tor the posi
tion occupied. The members of the
firm, which is known as Montgomery,
Ward & Co., understand their business
Really, it is becoming a serious ques
tion whether workingmen have any
rights at all now-a-days which officials
are bound to respect. The Park Com
missioners of New York city refused an
application of such men as John Swin
ton for the use of Tompkins Square for
the purpose of holding a meeting of the
masses to sympathize with the Fall
River operatives, and the Mayor of
Newoort. Rhode Island, threatened to
arrest a committee of workingmen who
wore soliciting aid for the operatives
it they did not desist. He denounced
them as vagabonds and gave them the
option of going to the poorhouse for
six months or leaving the city at once.
The Scientific American says if a
bottle of the oil of pennyroyal is left
uncorked in a room at night not a mus
quito or any other bloodsucker will be
found there in the morning. Mix pot
ash with powdered meal and throw into
the rat holes of a cellar, and the rats
will depart. If a rat or mouse gets in
to your pantry stuff in the hole a rag
saturated with a solution of cayenne
pepper, and no rat or mouse will touch
the rag for the purpose of opening
communication with a depot of supplies.
It is stated that the railroads east of
Chicago have combined to put up
freights as soon as navigation on the
lakes closes, and that they.now discrim
inate against western shippers of wheat
and flour to the extent of seven cents
per bushel on wheat and thirty-five cents
per bbl. on flour. Fortunately Captain
Eads' work at the mouth of the Missis
sippi will soon afford us a rival route in
that direction with a competing market
at the destination.
Kansas can now fill orders for thirteen
million bushels of wheat, and any num
ber of grasshoppers in the cold state.
—The Catholic question is causing a
good deal of excitement throughout the
country* At a meeting held in New
York, on last Thursday evening, to con
sider the subject of using the Bible in
the public schools, several rabid anti
Catholic speeches were made. It's a
pity that a question of this sort cannot
be discussed dispassionately, and with-
out appeals to the prejudices of the peo
ple. Nothing can be gained for either
side by stirring up bad blood.
—There are some men who seem on
ly fitted by nature for over-doing what
ever they undertake. These have made
the money question an absurdity, and
have done much towards defeating the
adoption of any system of financial re
form. We are glad to see that their
influence is now about to be counter
acted by zealots who favor hard money
only. It is between the extremes which
these advocate that the true system is
to be found.
Official List of Patents
issued by the United States Patent Of
fice for the week ending Saturday, Oct.
Reported by Louis Bagger Co.,
Solicitors of Patents,Washington, D. C.
168,326. Harvesters, C. Denton,
168,330. Mechanisms for unloading
hay, W. H. Haynes, North Sudbury,
168,334. Earth Scrapers, D. Irwin,
Byron Centre, Mich.
168,370. Draft Equalizers, J. M.
Buckner, Salem, Neb.
168,389. Corn Planters, O. C. Gil
more, Janesville, Wis.
168,392. Churns, A. D. Grose, Til
168,396. Corn Planters, A. Hodg
son, Humboldt, Kansas.
168,415. Harvester, A. Rea, Lan.
168,418. Butter Workers, P. Roo.
ney, Fairfield, Vt.
168,424. Hay Tedders, E. M. Sheck
el, Kutstown, Pa.
168,454. Well Augurs, W. E. Co
man, Oak Park, 111.
168,462. Pumps for deep wells, J.
H. Duck, Elgin, 111.
168,506. Rotary Churns, W. R.
Lampton, Knightsville, Ind.
168,509. Farm Gates, N. H. Long,
168,526. Harvester rakes, M. Ray,
Valley Grove, W. Va.
n68,533. Churns, J. E. Smith, York,
168,537. Sulky Cultivators,J.Spain,
North Lewisburg, 0.
168,543. Horse Rakes, Velie,Pough
keepsie, N. Y.
Financial and Commercial.
Or. Monday in New YOIK gold had de
clined to $email@example.com£. Flour was in ac
tive demand and prices slightly higher. Ex
tra St. Louis was quoted at $5.75 to $9.00,
The receipts of wheat were larger but prices
were well sustained. No. 2 Milwaukee new
and old was quoted at $1.30 1.31 and No.
3 ditto at $firstname.lastname@example.org. Choice old Minne
sota No. 1 in store at $1.45. The reports
from Europe are that the crop of 1875 is not
turning out so satisfactorily as earlier intel
ligence intimated and that another week of
storms has sadly interfered with the autumn
sowing and the prospers of a crop next
In Milwaukee on Monday wheat was quiet
and weak at $1.25 for No. 1 hard $1.16$
for No. 1 and $1.11$ for No. 2. Corn 54c.
for No. 2 OatB 34£@35e Barley $1.08 for
No. 2 and Rye 72c.
Ic the Red Wing market this morning
choice No. 1 wheat for milling was selling
at $1.05 and ordinary No 1 at $1.(0 No. 2
at 90@96e.« and rejected at 80@90c. The
recent rainy weather has made receipts
lighter than last week.
Barley is quothd at 85c. to $1.10 and
Oats at 30@35c. Other commodities con
tinue as quoted last week with trade dulj
Justice of the Peace
Will attend to conveyancing and collect
ing. Office in Masonic Block, entrance 3d
St.. opposite P. 0.,Red Wing, Minn.
ty Goodhue. Probate Court,
Special Term, Oct. 2jth. 1875.
In the matter of the Last Will and Testa
ment of Abram Smith, Junior, late of Wood
county in the State of Ohio, deceased,
hereas, an authenticated copy of the
Last Will and Testament of Abram Smith,
Jr late of Wood county,0hio, deceased.and
of the prolate thereof in and by the Probate
Court of said county of Wood in said State
ot Ohio, has been delivered into this court:
And whereas, John W. Smith, of this
county, has herewith filed his petition, rep
resenting, among other things, that he is
one of the legatee* mentioned in said will,
and that said 'leceai-ed owned real estate in
the county of Geodhue and State of Minne
sota, on which real estate said will may ope
rate, and praying that said instrument may
be allowed by this court as the last will
and testament of said deceased
It is ordered that the proofs of said in
strument and ot said prtition will be heard
before the judge ot this court on the 20tb
day of November, A. D. 1875, at ten o'clock
a. in. ot said da\ ,at the Probate Office in Red
Wingin said Goodhuecounty,at which time
aDd place all persons concerned may appear
and contest the probate of said instrument.
Ordered turthei. that notice of said hear
ing be given to all persons interested in said
will by the publication of a copy of this or
der for thiee -iicce^ive weeks previous to
the said day of hearins in the Grange Ad
vance, a weekl\ rewspaper printed and pub
lished at Red Winn, in said Goodhue coun
ty-,, N. 0. WERNER,
Judge of Probate.
Wheeler & Wilson
W. G. Ware,
Agent for Goodhue County and ad~
PETERSON'S JEWELRY STORE, MAIN
Parties would find it to their advantage to
try the Wheeler A A\ iI*on before purchasing:
A full stock of
ATTACHMENTS, NEEDLES AND
FOR ALL MACHINES
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
MACHINES OF ALL MAKES RE
RICKSON, PETERSON & CO.,
WAGONS, CARRIAGES, SLEIGHS,
Corner of Fourth and Plum Streets,
RED WING, MINN.
All kinds of Blacksmithing and Wood
Work pertaining to such business done
SUBSCRIBE for the Grange Advance.
EAMES & CO.,
77 Main St.,
FRESH AND SALT. MEATS.
Always' prepared to supply their custOOl
ers with the best in the market.
At Eyota, Minnesota,
AT GOLD PRICES!
A general assortment of everything in
the furniture line. A large assortment of
Cincinnati caskets and coffins on hand. 52