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Speech of Mr. Dunnell.
.Editor Orange Advance.
DIAR SIR:—You will perhaps par
don me for intruding a brief report of
'the political meeting of the 14th inst.
As it had been announced that Hon. M.
H. Dunnell was to speak at Music
Hall, myself and a few others, taking
an interest in the political welfare of
our country, went there to learn some
thing that would enlighten our inquisi
Mr. Dunnell is a very able speaker,
'but his remarks will bear a great deal
of criticism, In my humble opinion. In
the first place, the speaker set forth the
reasons why the voters should support
the republican party, claiming that its
past action and history ought to be suf
ficient guarantee for the future. He
pointed out all the cleanest spots on its
whitest pages and compared them with
~the blackest spots on the darkest pages
of the history of the opposition party,
covering up very carefully the pages of
recent republican history, which give
an account of the Credit Mobilier, the
Pacific Mail Subsidies, the Back Pay,
etc., also the part relating to our
own State, in which Munch, Seeger,
Mollrath & Co. make a prominent fea
ture. I suppose that the speaker did
not have time to go through with this,
as the meeting, what there was of it,
did not begin till very late. He also
gave the republican party credit for the
increase of the wealth and population
of this country since the origin of the
party. Will any sane man believe that
the republican paity alone ought to
have the credit for this Would it
not be as well to let other parties figure
for some of these honors Has it not
really been the over-production of other
countries that has brought human be
ings here to find more space to live
And have not these helped to increase
the wealth of the country Yet Mr.
Dunnell claims that the republican par
ty did it all, and ought to receive all the
In stating my opinion I wish to say,
and I will prove it by history, that all
parties and all nations have their bright
pages and their dark pages, to be com
mended or condemned, as the case may
be. We will, for instance, refer to the
time of the Reformation, when the
-armiea of Northern Europe, under the
leadership of Gustaf Adolph II, were
hailed with joy by all the Protestants
-of Europe, not only because they came
to liberate the people from Roman bon
•dage, but, also, because they were sol
diers whose deeds exhibited christian
jfof morality and discipline and yet,
-jbjafore thatdreadful struggle terminated,
that same army, or what was left of it,
$ticame the most dreaded set of men
.that ever trampled the soil of Germany,
on the account of their shameful con
duct and plundering habits.
And such, I claim, has been the case
with the republican party. There was
.a time when it went out under the lead
ership of Lincoln, Seward, Chase, Sum
ner and others, when it had a noble
mission to fulfill, and during those days
I felt proud of being a republican. I
•claim, also, the honor of having fought,
bled, and almost died, side by side
with other republicans as well as
patriotic democrats, that the union of
our country might prevail yet the re
publican party of those days is not the
republican partv of to-day. Its habits,
like those of the soldiers of the Reform
ation, have changed, ami under the
leadership of Bill King, Mr. Dunnell,
and others, it i« more to be dreaded
than to be hailei with joy. The demo
cratic party, also, has seen its days of
usefulness, and it, too, has betrayed its
trust, and been set aside, undoubtedly
never to rise to power again, as the peo
ple cannot have confidence in it on ac
count of its past history.
Returning to my subject, allow me to
refer to Mr. Dunnell's comments upon
Mr. Buell. He stated that what Mr.
Buell had said in some of his speeches
was a lie. Now I do not vouch for the
truth or falsity of Mr. Buell's state
ments, as I have neither heard him nor
seen him, but I certainly consider it
unbecoming fo~ "a scholar, a states
man and a soldier" to use such expres
sions .about his fellow citizens,unless he
considered his audience a set of ruffians
who would applaud such utterances.
Expressions such as fools, liars, and
profane language are getting to be too
common, not only by public speakers,
but by newspaper men, who are sup-
posed to stand at the helm of civiliza
tion and teach their fellow citizens
their duties. What debasing influence
must not such teachings have upon the
youth of our land, who are following
these teachers, when they read
their articles and hear their
speeches But these seem to be the re
forms of our political parties of to-day,
and, consequently, we shall have to
abide by their improper influence.
Let us now turn to thefinancialques
tion, upon which Mr. Dunnell dwelt for
some time, trying to show the advan
tage of the National banking system
over the greenback system. Quoting
from Mr. Windom's speech, he stated
that the National Banks are paying a
tax of $20,000,000 annually. I wish
to ask for what do they pay this tax
For their stock of government bonds
Certainly not. The bonds are exempt
from taxation. Would Mr. Dunnell or
Mr Windom seek to make us believe
that they are paying $20,000,000 for
the privilege of issuing $350,000,000
worth of bank notes, for which they
pay the government one per cent.,which
goes towards defraying the expenses of
printing the same
The fact appears to be that the Na
tional Banks do not bring any more
revenue to the government than they
would were they banks of exchange and
deposit, or brokers and that the peo
ple are making them a present of over
$20,000,000 annually, by grantingthem
the privilege of issuing currency, which
$20,000,000 would otherwise go to the
government treasury and aid in paying
off our heavy national debt. That is to
say, the government is paying the Na
tional banks interest on bonds (for
which the banks have received value in
bank notes) to the amount of over $20,
000,000. Now, will any right thinking
man consider that to be a reasonable
discrimination between the different
branches of business, and can the far
mers and mechanics, who are really the
heaviest tax-payers, feel content with
I do not pretend to be a law-maker
nor statesman, but by the use of what
little oommon sense I have been gifted
with, I cannot see why it is not legal
and prudent to have all our paper cur
rency in greenbacks or legal tenders, as
well as one portion of it and if our
government is not a safe guarantee for
their payment, much less, then, must
private corporations be. Furthermore,
if the government conducts the business
trusted to it in an honest and economi
cal manner, its currency will soon be
counted at par with the currency of the
world, without the artificial means of
passing laws setting a time for the re
sumption of specie payment, without
making any preparation for the same.
Such action seems to me parallel
with a man building afire in his potato
patch so that the potatoes may grow
faster thereby interfering injuriously
with the course of nature.
Every oneknows that greenbacks are
worth less to-day than they were when
congress passed the specie resumption
law of last winter, and why Because
congress tried, by artificial means, to
bring them to par. I do not wish to
be understood to be in favor of more
paper currency, but I do favor green
backs or legal tenders in preference to
any other paper currency, as the gov
ernment will thereby save interest on
bonds to the amount of such green
backs in circulation, and at the same
time the people would have a stable
Mr. Dunnell also stated that the
government, under the democratic ad
ministration of Buchanan, tried tone
gotiate a loan in Europe for $100,
000,000, offering bonds drawing twelve
per cent., and e.mld not do it while
at the present time, under our repub
lican administration, it negotiated for
bonds drawing five per cent.: thereby
trying to make his hearers believe that
our credit is much better under our
present administration than under the
democratic administration. Now one
thing is certain, either that Mr.
Dunnell is misinformed, or he
tried to misrepresent the mat
ter in order to gain political strength.
The fact of it was that the bonds re
ferred to onl»' drew 4 per cent, and
were offered .it 8 per cent, discount,
and were payable in twenty years.
This would have made an average in
terest of 4 and 18-23 per cent, per an
num, instead of 12 per cent., as Mr.
Dunnell stated this, we think, places
the shoe on the other foot.
Mr. Dunnell also dwelt at length on
the subject of the Scandinavian faith
fulness to the republican party. All I
have to say in regard to that is, that
as soon as the Scandinavians find a
party that will take the stand for the
people, they will not tarry in the mis
managed republican party but as long
as no better choice exists they have no
desire to change.
I have not time to make fuller re
marks on this speech, but shall deem
it sufficient to add that reform is highly
necessary for the welfare of the coun
try. There was a time wheu the re
public of Rome stood on the heights of
prosperity, but, through the power of
dangerous leaders, it crumbled under
its own weight of corruption. Now the
question is, shall we permit our own
country to follow that example, or shall
we, through the ballot-box, which is as
powerful as the sword, save our country
from like disaster Let the people an
swer these questions, and I shall re
main your fraternal friend and laborer.
C. A. E.
A Letter from Texas.
FORT WORTH, Oct. 17th, 75.
Editor Grange Advance.
As an old citizen of Red Wing, who
has removed to Texas, I address myself
to you. I promised many of my old
and dear friends that I would write to
them when I got here, and have already
written to a number. But as I have
not time to redeem my promise by writ
ing to all individually, allow me to use
your paper as the medium through
which they may hear from me and my
family, and those who came here with
me: namely, Mr. Kimmel and family.
We got here on the 8th of October,
having stopped three days in Dallas.
While there we bought teams and came
hither, 35 miles,in our own conveyances.
We had a pleasant trip through, met
with no bad luck on the road, and have
been and are now all well.
To speak of the country and its ad
vantages or disadvantages is not now
my purpose. If I should attempt to do
so I should fail in many respects, as I
have not been here long enough to in
form myself correctly. When I stay
here a sufficient time to be able to speak
from observation, I will say something
about these things. As yet I can only
tell you that the face of the coun
try is beautiful, abounding in splendid
scenery, and possessing a greater varie
ty of soil than I have seen in any other
State I have ever been in. We have a
black, waxy land which is called the
strongest, but it is the hardest to work
then there is black sandy loam, red san
dy loam, red clay and chocolate colored
clay. None of it turns over as nicely
as Minnesota soil, but they raise good
wheat, oats and barley. The farmers
here say that it is not so good for corn.
It is claimed that stock-raising, es
pecially sheep and neat cattle, is profit
able, and I saw as fine apples, which
were raised within sixteen miles of here,
as I ever saw in Red Wing. Sweet po
tatoes grow finely, and Early Rose do
well, but will not keep the year round.
I am told that this soil is not so good
for cabbages and parsnips as other
Immigrants are coming here from all
parts of the Union. On the train that
brought us from Hannibal to Dallas,
there were 300, mostly men, from near
ly all the different States, and the train
next morning brought eleven hundred,
most of them looking for homes in Tex
as. I find a good many here from dif
ferent parts of Minnesota and Wiscon
sin. The country is filling up rapidly,
and all who come seem satisfied.
As for us we feel like strangers in a
strange land, but hope to get over this
as soon as we have had time to make ac
quaintances amongst our new neighbors.
We would like to have many of our
old Minnesota and Wisconsin neighbors
here, and we expect to have them in
time, but I shall not advise any to come
without first coming to look at the coun
try for themselves, for they might not
I was requested to state what it cost
me to move hither. As nearly as I
could keep the account it cost me $220.
I had 1,400 lbs. of freight. We trav
eled at emigrant rates from Hannibal,
but rode infirst-classcars.
But, for fear I shall tax your patience,
I will close by asking you to forward
my paper to Fort Worth, Tarrant coun
ty, Texas. Yours truly,
Is it not frequently the case that cab
bage lettuce, parsnips and, perhaps, some
other vegetables do not thrive in new
ground but, after the soil has been culti
ted :t few years it produces them luxur
iantly We know this to fhave been the
case in some parts of Indiana and Illinois,
and old farmers there used to say that the
new ground was tuo rich tor them:
CASCADE, Oct. 20th, 1875.
Ed. Advance:—I have no news items
to send you, but a brief description of
our political situation here may inter
est your readers. We were all anti-
monopolists or republicans here for
several years until last summer but as
the anti-monopolists had grown .strong
enough to carry the county, the old
democrats, who hang out nround Roch
ester, thought it was about time to cap
ture ourorganization, in order that they
might get a chance at the spoils them
selves. As Doc. Westfall was pretty
well played out with the anti-monopo
lists, and Bill Brown had forfeited all
claims upon their respect and confidence
by selling out John Cornwell last fall,
it was an easy matter for the old hacks
to persuade these two to act as accom
plices in breaking the power of the new
The first move was for these two
worthies to urge the State democratic
committee to call an early convention of
that party, and thus head off the anti
monopolists. The next was to use the
anti-monopoly committee of this county
to recognize that convention, by calling
a convention to send delegates to it.
You have the credit for blocking that
part of the game. Since that, and
since the democrats succeeded in con
trolling the Owatonna convention in the
interest of their ticket, through Don
nelly's short-sightedness or treachery,
the object has been to consolidate the
opposition elements in this county.
The anti-monopolist committee refus
ed to listen to all overtures for coalition,
but enough democrats goc into their
county convention to nominate a ticket
that the democrats would endorse—all
but one of the candidates, Mr. Wright,
being old democrats. Mr. Wm. Elliott,
one of our most active and earnest anti
monopolists of republican proclivities
being defeated for the sheriffalty candi
dacy by Mr. Wm. Kelly, an avowed
democrat. The democrats endorsed
this ticket at their convention. In this
senatorial district, by similar manoeu
vering, they have succeeded in uniting
on the legislative ticket, Bill Brown be
ing the senatorial and D. Maxfield and
Hank White the representative can
The republicans have got strong
county and legislative tickets, except
two candidates. Mr. Ellison, for sheriff,
has had the office two terms and some
are opposed to his re-election on that
account. Mr. King, of Kalmar, is ac
cused of trickiness in connection with
the nomination of the county ticket.
He used his influence to nominate
Ellison, it is alleged, after promising to
oppose him. This will have a tendency
to decrease the vote for him materially.
To me it seems as if the republicans
will carry the county and both senato
rial districts by a large majority. It is,
however, believed by some that Elllison
may be beaten for sheriff and Kelly
elected, for the reasons I have given.
And, it is, also, thought that Mr.
Maxfield will beat Mr. King, because
the latter was mixed up in the re-nomi
nation of Mr. Ellison. These results
may happen, but I don't believe they
will. I have been an anti-monopolist
since 1870, but I don't propose to lend
myself to aid in placing the power of
the government in the hands of the
corrupt monopolists who now control
what they are pleased to call the dem
With respect, I am, &c, T. J. T.
CTATE OF MINNESOTA, County
of Goodhue, ss. In Probate Court,
Special Term, October 15th, 1875. In the
matter of the guardianship of Christine
Johnson and Prank Johnson, Minors.
On reading and filing the petition of Jo
hanna Anderson, guardian of the persons
and property of Christine Johnson and
Prank Johnson, minora, for license to sell
th real estate of her said wards and it ap
ponng from said petition that it is neces
sary and would be beneficial to said wards
ihat said real estate, or apart thereof.shouJd
It is ordered, that the next of kin of the
said wards and all persons interested the
estate of said wards sh .11 appear before said
Probate Court, at the Probate Office in the
city of Red Wing in the county of Goodhue
aforesaid, on the sixth day of December. A.
D., 1875, at ten o'clock in rbe forenoon, to
show cause why a license should net be
granted tor the sale of said real estate
And it is farther ordered, that a copy of
this order be personally served on the next
of km of said wards residing in said Good
hue county, and on all persons interested in
said estate, at least fourteen daya before the
hearing of said petition as aforesaid, and by
the publication thereof for four successive
weeks in the Grange Advance, a weekly
newspaper printed and publ shed at the city
of Red Wing in said Goodhue county, the
last of which publications shall be at least
fourteen days before said day of hearing.
Dated, October 15th, 1875. By the court.
N. 0. WERNER,
2w5 Judge of Probate
Daniels & Simmons.
On Corner of
4th St, and West Avenue.
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way, with equal certainties of suc
cess, or those wishing for informa
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RED WING, MINN.
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AND GLASS WARE,
A good assortment.
ALWAYS ON HAND
and sold at the
MUSIC HALL BLOCK.RED WING, MINN
Dealer in alll klndsof
GRAIN, FLOUR, HIDES, LIME,
SALT, CEMENT, Ac.
Tickets for sale to all importantJpointa via
River and Rail, Eaat, West, North and
Stone Warehouse on Levee.
"VTOTICE OF MORTGAGE
Default having been made in the
condition of a certain mortgage execut
ed and delivered by Wm. A. Merrlam
and Elizabeth S. Merriam, his wife,
mortgagors, to Edward Murphy, Mortg
agee,dated the fourth day of August,A.
D.eighteen hundredandseventy-four and
recorded as a mortgage in the office of
the Register of Deeds of the County of
Goodhue, in the State of Minnesota, on.
the 17th day of August, A. D. 1874,
at 2 o'clock and forty-five minutes r. M.,
in Book 25 of Mortgagee,on page 503,on
which there is claimed to be due at
the date of this notice, the amount-of
fourhundred seven-three and 50-100 dol
lars and noaction or proceeding has been
instituted at law or in equity to reoover
the debt secured by this mortgage or
any part thereof.
Notice is hereby given, that by virtue
ofapowerof sale containedin said mort
gage, and of the statute in such case
made and provided, the said mortgage
will be foreclosed by a sale of the
mortgaged premises therein described,
which sale will be made at the front
door of the Court House, in the city of
Red Wing, in the County of Goodhue
and State of Minnesota, at public auc
tion by the Sheriff of said county, on
Saturday the twentieth day of Novem
ber,A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy
five at ten o'clock in the forenoon to
satisfy the amount which shall then be
due on said mortgage, with the inter
est thereon, and costs and expenses of
sale, and fifty dollars attorney's fees,
an stipulated in said mortgage to be
paid in case of foreclosure, and nine and
71-100 dollars taxes for the year A. D.
1874, paid by said Mortgagee.
The premises described in said mort
gage, and so to be sold, are the lots,
pieces or parcels of land situated in the
county of Goodhne, andState of Minne
sota, and known and described as fol
lows, to-wit: Lots No. one (l),two(2),
three (3), four (4), five (5) and six (6)
in block No. eleven (11) in Institute
addition to Red Wing as per map of
record in Book No. two of Town Plats,
recorded in the office of the Register of
Deeds, of Goodhue County, State of
Minnesota, said mortgage being given
for apart of the purchase money of said
lots and as security for the same.
Dated this 5th day of October, A. D.
B. B. HERBERT, Mortgagee.
Attorney for Mortgagee. 7w52
TIERCE, SIMMONS Jf CO.
PIERCE-T SIMMONS-A W A ."
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
Deposits Received and Interest Allowed
by Special Agreement.
Exchange, Gold, Silver, and Govern
ment Bonds Bought and Sold.
Collections Made and Proceed*
Drafts Drawn on all the Principal
Cities and Yuittis of Europe in
sums to suit.
Passage Tickets to and from Europe
Real Estate Bought and Sold on Com*
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents.
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Chicago—Union National Bank.
Milwaukee—Milwaukee National Bank.
St. Paul—First National Bank.
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County. Goods bought and sold on Com
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REAL ESTATE DEALER,
RED WING, MINK.
T}1 W. STURGKSS,
Attorney at Law.
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