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THE GEANG1 ADVANCE.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1875.
H. II. YOUNG, Publisher & Editor.
Nominees for State Officers.
BUELL, Dem. & Anti-Monopoly,
J. S. PILLSBURT, Republican,
HUMISTON, Reform, Temperance.
Vot Lieut. Governor—0
TUTTLE, Reform & A M.
E W DPRANT, Democrat.
Tot Secretary of State—
ADOLPH BIKRXANN, A & Dem,
S IRGINS, Republican,
RAHILLY, A and Dem,
ASA HUTCHINSON, Reform,
0 P,WHITCOMB, Republican.
E W DIKE, Anti-Monopoly,
WM PF&NDER, Republican,
ALBERT SCHQSFFER, Democrat.
MCCARTHY, Reform and A M,
RICHARD A JONES, Democrat,
GEO WILSON, Republican.
For Clerk of Supreme Court—
SHERWOOD HOUGH, Anti-Monopoly,
S NICHOLS, Republican,
A JEWELL, Reform,
ARCHIBALD A MCLEOD, Democrat.
For Railroad CommiHioner—
A EDGERTON, Anti-Monopoly,
A GREELEY, Reform,
WM MARSHALL, Republican,
W BONNIWELL, Democrat.
For ChiefJustice Supreme Court—
JAMES GILFILLAN, Republican,
LAFAYETTE EMXETT, Democrat.
Look the Ground Over.
On the sixth day hence, the peo
ple of this State will be called upon
to transact the most important duty
pertaining to American citizenship:
the casting of their ballots for legis
lative, executive, and judicial officers.
Although it may appear, and
probably is true, that, with two or
three exceptions, the candidates on
the opposing tickets, so far as they
are personally concerned, are equal
ly meritorious, and that the platforms
are identical in sentiment, there are
still grave questions involved in this
canvass. The contest is narrowtd
down to a strife between the demo
cratic and republican parties, "both
of which," in the language of the
Owatonna platform, "include mo
nopolists in their membership, and
are controlled by them," still there
is a good deal of room for choice
between the two, and the people
should study the subject thoroughly
before expressing their preference.
The present so-called democratic
party is an organization with a hope
less minority following. Its leaders
do not, and cannot reasonably, hope
for success. The question is, there
fore, pertinent: why do they con
tinue the organization? There are
different reasons, actuating what may
be termed the different circles of
leadership. Take the monopolists,
who stand at the head of its com
mittees or have these in their keep
ing, and who are represented by
Messrs. Belmont and Schell, in the
national, and Messrs. Lee and Rice,
in this State organization, and
find them prompted by a wish to
hold the opposition to the republi
can party in their own hands, so as
to maintain themselves in positions
where they may be able to influence
the republican party managers, and
thus control the administration of
the government so as to promote
the interests of the moneyed class
to which they belong. These men
are not cordially sustained by thegether
other circles of leaders, but, as they
furnish the money to run the party,
it is necessary to submit to their tyr
The next most prominent circle
•of democratic leaders are the oldsuch
politicians of that party, such as
Thurman, of Ohio, and Hendricks,
'of Indiana, who have made records
for themselves which will not per
mit of their obtaining positions in a
new party, nor of their being ac-1
cepjably received into the republican
organization. These can only hope
for continued political prominence
by the maintainance ot the demo
cratic organization, and their vanity
impels them to lend themselves to
efforts for such maintainance of the
old party, even though convinced
that it is powerless to do good.
They know very well that, if it were
even successful, the moneyed class
hold it in their grip so completely
that they would use it wholly to ad
vance their schemes.
Another circle is composed of ex
republican politicians, such as
Messrs. Donnelly and Wilkinson,
who, having fallen into disfavor with
their own party, and full of ambi
tion to continue to be political lead
ers, have attached themselves to
the democratic party, with the
vain expectation that it will recover
power and float them into lucra
tive positions. These men would
have gone into anew party move
ment, but that they perceived that
the multitudes of intelligent, thought
ful men with whom they would there
have to compete would make it
doubtful whether they couM main
tain themselves in the leadership.
Hence, they attached themselves to
the democratic party and succeeded
in inducing the democrats to change
their platforms, by copying those
which the republicans used when
they were favored leaders in that
Still another circle is composed of
local politicians, who reside in neigh
borhoods where the democrats are
in the ascendant, and who are in
position to continue themselves in
office year after year. The forma
tion of a new party would disturb
the existing order of affairs, in such
localities, bring other men to the
surface, and render insecure their
hold on power hence, they wish
matters to remain as they are. There
is yet another class, found in local
ities where their party is in the mi
nority. They have been beaten so
often and so badly by the republi
cans, that they have come to hate
every man who belongs to that or
ganization. The formation of a new
party involves the necessity of their
associating with some of these, and
sooner than do this, they would al
low the whole country to go to ruin.
These are governed by hate alone.
The above classes, then, are those
who maintain the democratic organ
ization. Amongst them all there is
not a single patriotic impulse. They
are prompted by avarice, vanity,
lust for office, selfishness and hate,
and are the most dangerous men to
whom the people can entrust tkeir
affairs. The masses of the party,
who follow the lead of these, are
honest, true men, who earnestly de
sire reform,and arewilling to do what
ever lies in their power to bring
it about. They hardly expect to ac
complish it by means of the demo
cratic party, and the recently expos
ed corruption of republican party
leaders discourages them from look
ing for it in that direction. They
did hope that the anti-monopoly
party would afford means for bring
ing it about, but when that organi
zation was captured by the demo
and their ex-republican allies,
they were shut off from this avenue
of relief and naturally settled back
into the old ruts.
Like the democratic party, the
republicaa organization is, to some
extent, controlled by the moneyed
class and by corrupt politicians but
its leadership, likewise, comprises a
good many men who are not alto
selfish. These are intelligent
enough to perceive that the people
will not much longer endure the ru
inous extravagance, waste and dis
honesty which have so sadly marred
the history of the past ten years, and
having no desire to participate in
fraudulent practices themselves,
while being solicitous to attain hon
orable positions, they use their in
fluence to correct the abuses com
plained of, which are at the same
time destroying the future prospects
of the party and their own chances
for speedy political promotion. To
their influence is due the recent in
vestigations, which have condemned
to private life many who were for
merly honored party leaders and
shorn the present chief executive of
the nation of the larger share of his
Although these are sustained by
the masses of the party, and while
they will, no doubt, exert an influ
ence to prevent a repetition, for a
considerable time to come, ot the
disgraceful occurrences exposed by
recent investigations, we must con
fess that there is reason to doubtstheir
ability to thoroughly reform the par
ty. Perhaps they cannot free it from
the -grasp which the moneyed class
have upon it, and thus prevent then
using it for the promotion of their
own and the retarding of the popular
interests. They certainly cannot suc
ceed in effecting this, if their party
is opposed only by the democratic
organization, which is utterly and
hopelessly governed by this same
moneyed class. But this is no fault
of theirs, nor does it furnish a rea
son why our respect for and confi
dence in them should be abated. It
is simply an improbable consumma
These, then, are our present po
litical circumstances, and the ques
tion is: what is best to do? The
democratic party is powerless to do
good and extremely dangerous to
trust, because of its corrupt leader
ship. It only maintains its organi
zation by holding out a possibility of
future success. Destroy this chance
and its disintegration must follow.
While it is in the field it stands
the way of all attempts to success
fully inaugurate a new reformatory
party, which is admitted to be sadly
needed. It follows, then, that the
proper thing to do is to unite solidly
in opposing the democratic party,
and thus deprive its leaders of all
future opportunity to impose upon
the public. To do this will elect
the republican candidates, but as
they are, worthy of public confidence,
there can be no good reason given
why this should not be done. No
harm will be likely to result from it,
and the democratic party will thus
be effectually buried, and the field
left free for a third party, on an anti
monopoly basis, to be successfully
The Pfaender Charges.
A good deal of newspaper space
has been occupied in discussing the
charges made by Captain Hurter
against Col. Wm. Pfaender, the re
publican candidate for treasurer.
The charges amount to this: that
Col Pfender was to be the candi
date for this position when Mr. Emil
Munch's second term was atamt ex
piring, but chat Mr. Munch, who
knew himself to be a defaulter,
wanted Mr. Seegar, his father-in-law,
to succeed him, hoping thereby to
cover up his defalcations until he
could replace the money and that
he paid Col. .Pfaender to withdraw
from the candidacy, using State
money for that purpose with the
latter's knowledge. We advocate
the re-election of Mr. Dike to this
position, and take this occasion to
say that, if the people of the State
are wise, they will vote for him.
He is known to be above suspicion.
But there is one feature of this
charge against Col. Pfaender which
strikes us as singular. It is alleged
that Emil Munch bought off Pfaender
from the candidacy in order to cov
er up, through hisfather-in-law's elec
tion, his own defalcation, and that
he paid Pfaender money belonging
to the State, with the full knowledge
and connivance of the latter, thus
increasing his defalcation and expos
ing his dishonesty.
If he could entrust Col. Pfaender
with the secret that it was State
money that he paid him, why could
not he trust him with the entire sto
ry, and allow him to become his
successor? Why did he prefer, un
der such circumstances, to involve
his own father-in-law? We can read
ily believe that Munch used money
belonging to the State for the pur
pose of buying off Pfaender, and do
not wish to be understood as casting
doubt upon Captain Hurter*s asser.
tions, but we cannot regard the con
clusions he arrives at as necessary
and logical inferences from the facts
given. It does not follow that be-
cause Mr. Munch paid Pfaender
money belonging to the State that
the latter was aware of that fact
and, if he did not know it, he did
not connive it. Being bought off
from the candidacy was, in itself,
disreputable, and this alone should,
in our judgment, be sufficient rea
son, to make the people of the State
hesitate about placing Col. Pfaender
in that office. It is sufficient to al
lege against him that there is roonij
for suspicion and we had hoped/
either that he would withdraw from
the canvass, or that the committee
would drop his name and substitute
that of Mr. Dike.
In a case of this sort, it is not Col.
Pfaender, or his interests and repu
tation that are to be considered,
but the interests of the entire peo
ple of the State, and the influence
of his continued candidacy on public
morals. He may be entirely inno
cent, and it may seem cruel to sac
rifice him, but no one has the right
to allow considerations of this sort
to influence his conduct when it in
volves the welfare of the community.
Kvery candidate for public office
should be above suspicion of dis
—The Faribablt Republican pretends
that the people of that county don't
want Hon. Ara Barton to leave his own
business to attend to the business of
Sheriff. Well, we don't believe that
Ara wants to. He simply accepted the
nomination to oblige his friends.
—The Hastings postmaster says that
he is the man who charged up that ex
tra five cents on Donnelly's circulars,
and he quotes the law and a letter from
the department to show why he did it.
He is not a bit afraid of being dismissed
—Hon. Chas. Taylor, who was nom
inated for Court Commissioner by the
Rice county democrats, emphatically re
pudiates both the nomination and the
party making it.
—Mr. W. D. Washburn, of Minne
apolis, whose failure about a year ago
made considerable noise throughout the
State, having paid every dollar of in
debtedness, has resumed business.
—So far 98 columns of printed mat
ter have been used to prove that Hon.
P. H. Rahilly is competent for the of
fice of State auditor, and nobody seems
to believe it yet.
—Morriatown is to have a first class
flouring mill, costing $30,000, built by
a stock company.
—The cooper-shop of the Grange
Mill, at Faribault, is being enlarged.
W. H. GROW,
I now runuingatthe old stand of J. F.Enz
PLUMB ST., 2d DOOR PROM MAIN,
A full and complete stock of tlroceries and
Canned Goods, all fresh and true to name.
His aim will be to keep none but the best,
and sell as low as the lowest.
FLOUR, FEED and PRODUCE
Copstantly on hand.
Come and see me. VV. H. CrOW.
I UBBARD A BROWN,
and dealers in
FLOUR, GRAIN, AND WOOL
RKD WING, MINN
model or sketch, and a full description of
your invention. We will make an examina
tion at the Patent Office, and if we think it
patentable, will send you papers and advice,
»nd prosecute your caw. Our fee will be in
ordinary cases, $25. Advice free. Address
Louis BAGGER A Co., Washington, D.
^T-Send Postal Cards for our Guide for
obtaining Patents," a book offiftypages.
BOOTS & SHOES
BOOT AND SHOE PACKS,
and all kinds of
Warm Foot Wear for Winter.
To be found in Goodhue County.
Our stock is composed largely of oar
own manufacture which we sell at aboatthe
same prices as you can buy Eastern Work.
FAMILIES AND GRANGER?
HIDES, SKINS AND FURS,
Come and seeus before Buying.
G.R.STERLING & Co
RED WING MINN.
WINDOW SILLS, CAPS, &C.,&C
Will supply thetrade through theState.
G. A. CARLSON.
£SB*~See advertisement of Marble.Works
MARBLE Sf GRANITE WORKS,
CARLSON & McROSTIE,
Manufacturers and dealers in
AMERICAN AND ITALIAN MARBLE,
Monuments, Grave Stones, Mantles,
And all kinds of furniture marble.
^SJ~Orders promptly attended to and
filled on ahort notice,
Corner of East Avenue and Third Streeet,
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
A. Carlson. P. N. McRostie
LAWRENCE & Co.
JONES Sf COLE.
Books and Stationery.
PICTURE FRAMES AND MOULD
Picture 'Frames made to Order.
PRINCE & Go.'s ORGANS.
Main and PlumbSt's.,
Red Wing, Minnesota
Real Estate and Law.
$100,000 To Loan,
Loans made on good Real Estate secu
rity. Office at old place, over Hawley
& Kellogg*s Drugstore.
B. B. HERBERT,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
and Sealer in Seal Estate.
Offers for sale, lots in Institute and
South Side Additions to Red Wing, lots
in Cannon Falls, Farms in Goodhue
Counny, Minn., and Pierce County,
Wis. among which are the following:
A HOUSE and lot in Red Wing for
$350. Inquire of B. B. Herbert.
A NBW store and basement with the
second story finished off for a dwelling
house, on Plum St. for sale. Price
$1,200. A man can save the price of
the building in two years in rent. For
particulars inquire of B. B. Herbert.
WHEN you buy, buy the best, and get
a home convenient to business,to achooja
and churches. A number of the most
attractive and desirable building sites
in the city of Red Wing are now offered
for sale or exchange in J. Brooks' Sub
division. Easy terms given. Speak
quick. For further particulars inquire
of B. B. Herbert, Real Estate Agent.
A FARM IN PIERCE CO.FOR SALE.—
The farm is situated Z% miles from
Red Wing, contains 160 asres with 53
acres under cultivation. Timber and
living spring water on the place, and
has a frame house and a frame sta
ble. The soil is rich. The farm will
be sold cheap. For further particulars
inquire of B. B. Herbert, Real Estate
Agent, Red Wing.
Farm for Sale.
On Featherstone Prairie, belonging
to the Roberts' estate, one of the best
farms in Goodhue county, consisting of
about 90 acres under the plow, 30 in
tame grass, and 40 partially timbered,
with a never failing well of water near
both house and barn. Buildings moder
ate. Price $2,500 cash, and $2,000 at
the end of four years, with interest at 12
per cent, per annum. Possession given
immediately if desired.
Also a house and lot on East Avenue.
Price $1,200. Also 5 lots on or near
East Avenue in the city of Red Wing.
Apply to WM. FEATHERSTONE, Admin
istrator, or of B. B. Herbert.
Red Wing, Oct. 1, 1875.
FARM FOR SALE.
In the town of Featherstone. Nine
ty acres under cultivation, and eighty
acres of timber. Nine miles from Red
Wing, pleasantly situated, in good
neighborhood and near the best coun
try sehool house in the County. This
farm is known as the Burley tavern,
and has good buildings and a splendid
well of water, and the land is in a good
condition. Title perfect and no in
cumbrance. Forfurther particulars in
quire on the place or at this office.
37tf E. BURLEY.
Tor Sale at a. Bargain.
My Wagon and Blacksmith shop on
3d Street, including a full kit of tools
for carrying on both branches of busi
ness also a number of wagons and
carriages and bob-sleds of my own make.
My residence on the corner of Fulton
and 5th Streets, one of the most desira
ble locations in the city. Farm of 120
acres four miles from Red Wing in the
town of Featherstone!
Easy terms will be given on all the
above property. My reason for selling
is to seek a change of climate on ac
count of ill health.
For further particulars inquire of me
or at B. B. Herbert's Real Estate office,
GEO. W. PARKER.
G. H. & W. CRARY,
Doctors of Dental Surgery,
Office in n*w Post Office Biock.
Residence a Third street, wifh Mrs,
P. Tonne. Red Wing, Mmnesot i.
ED WING IRON WORKS
Are Rebuiltani Running Again.
Manufacturer of and deafer it,
Brooch, and Muzzle Leading Gens,
SPORTING APPARATUS, &c.
Revolvers,Winchester Repeating Rifles, Ac.
"E*1 W, HOYT,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will Practice in all the Courts of the State
Of PICK Itf POST OFFICS BLOCK.