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—We regret to see that Jefferson
Davis has been so weak as to write
a letter contradicting the statements
of Mr. Blaine. Had the Southern
Confederacy succeeded in maintain
ing an independent government,
Mr. Davis would have had the chief
glory of founding it. would
have been to it what Washington
was and is to the United States.
The failure of that effort made him
the chief rebel and won for him the
superlative degree of infamy which
he no more deserves, perhaps, than
he would have deserved the glory
growing out of success, For him
to seek to evade the consequences
of his position and circumstances,
is an evidence of weakness we had
not supposed him capable of.
is a victim of circumstances and
cannot avoid the fate he ought to
have anticipated and prepared for,
and denials of charges made against
him or attempted justification of his
conduct, will not only not help him
but make him appear pusillanimous
and disgust even those who might
otherwise pity or even admire him.
—An Ohio correspondent asks if
the republican majority of this State
is for Blame. We have no means
of knowing. We don't remember to
have heard but one republican in
this State express his sentiments,
and he was enthusiastically in favor
—Gen. Babcock has been arraign
ed before the court in St. Louis, on
the charge of criminal participation
in the whisky frauds, and plead not
guilty. His trial was proceeded with
—The Mantorville Express' St.
Paul correspondent commits what
deserves to be called a "dirty trick,"
in attempting to injure the business
standing of a contemporary.
COLUMBUS, Colorado Co.,)
Texas, Jan. 31st, '76.
Editor Grange Advance:
As I sometimes get a copy of
your paper in this far off "lone star
State," and know by experience that
this is the season of the year when
people in your State are inclined
to think strongly of emigrating to
some warmer clime, I will venture
to address you and your readers,
hoping that I may be able to throw
a little light on both sides of this
Texas emigration question for it is
an undeniable fact that in your State,
assisted only by such documents as
the Bureau of Emigration sends out,
you are rarely able to see but one
side. The result is that many men
being dissatisfied after trying for a
number of years to establish them-
selves in Minnesota, find that they
have put their foot in it when they
pull up stakes and sacrifice the little
they have accumulated and come
It is true that here are as good
lands as can be found in Minnesota,
and a climate that is more pleasant
than yours yet, after a careful con
sideration of the matter, I would
not advise all God's creation or any
considerable part of it to come here,
for the reason that many will be dis
appointed and will find certain draw
backs that it was utterly impossible
for them to see before they came
here. Many will wish to return to
their old homes when they have
not the means to do so, and the re
sult is unhappiness for them.
We represent to the world that
we have thousands of acres of good
productive lands, that can be bought
for a mere trifle. Now that part is
true. But the inference usually
drawn by those wishing to emigrate
is not correct in one case out of
twenty. Take, for example, a man
landing in Dallas, Houston or Gal
veston, with $200 or $500 (and it
must be confessed that a majority
land here with less) his first impress
ion of the country is good, can not
well be otherwise, in fact, as the
country is good. Nature has done
everything for it to make it the
garden of the world while man
has done his part to make it—well,
if not quite h—1, at least "fiddler's
green," six miles from it.
The emigrant immediately finds
some prairie land that he buys at
$1.00 or $1.50 per acre, and ex
hausts his limited means. Present
ly he finds that he is sadly in need
of 500 dollars more to purchase
mules, wagons, plows, cultivators
and farming implements generally,
to say nothing of money for house
hold expenses. In short he finds
himself blocked at the very start, and
his mild climate, good soil, blue sky,
and all that sort of thing, avails him
but very little, and the average emi
grant naturally will wish that the
devil had got full possession of him
before he left his old home.
Whether this feeling is right or sen
sible I will not say, but will state
what I know to be the case in gen
Another item in the documents
of the emigration bureau gives
the emigrant a bad start. forms
the idea that as this is a poor man's
country, he can come here without
a dollar and get rich-directly. A
man without capital stands precisely
the same chance here as he does in
your State, and no better, unless
he choses to go into the stock rais
ing business. If he does, he can
soon get a start in life. But let me
say to the emigrant right here, that
if he has a family and cares anything
for the comforts of home, he will not
engage in the business, money or no
money. There are many reasons
why he will not which it is impossi
ble for him to learn at that distance.
But let him live here and the lesson
is soon learned.
the man without means, who
is working hard every day of his life
on a salary, be it large or small, I
would say, stay where you are, for
IN UNION STRENGTH—IN KNOWLEDGE POWER.
without means you would still con
tinue to work for a salary were you
here, and the chances are that it
would be less than the amount you
are now getting. the mechanic,
I would say that, with the exception
of some few of our larger towns and
cities, there is not a great demand
for your work and, as a conse
quence, your wages would be low.
As to the average farmer here, of
small means, he does very much the
same as he does there. Makes a
I will not worry you with a long
communication this time, and have
no desire to run down this country
or discourage emigration, for I say
again, that in all its natural advan
tages this comes the nearest to per
fection of any that I ever saw. But,
at the same time, I am inclined to
think that both sides should be writ
ten, order that the emigrant may
know what he is doing. I see that
Mr. Brownson, through your col
umns, some time ago advised those
intending to emigrate to this State
to come and see it first. Very good
advice, too. is settled in the
northern part of the State, and all
men with whom I have spoken on
the subject, agree that it is a fine
I will, at some future time, give
you more reasons pro and con in
this matter, but at present let me
say to your readers, that I know
what Minnesota is I lived there
21 years and knowing it as I do, I
am confident that it is by no means
the worst place in the world, either
for the rich or poor man, and if your
fingers and toes are a little cold just
now, and you think it would be fine
to live in a warmer climate, don't
lose sight of the fact that there are
two sides to the question and go slow.
It may be to your advantage in the
end. With an apology for trespass
ing on your time and space,
I am respectfully, L.
TRENTON, Feb. 4th, 1876.
The cold Nor'wester is now upon us,
and severe colds are the prevailing com
plaint. The snow, what little there is,
is being driven in high snow drifts along
the fences and hill sides. Business has
revived some what, wood hauling being
the main occupation. Money seems to
growscarcer but no one realizes that
a panic is before us.
B. P. Way has returned from Texas.
He does not bring the glowing account
we expected to hear. On the contrary
he does not think it suitable to start a
home there, like many others, but still
loves the Northwest, notwithstanding
its severe winters.
The sociable party at Mr. Stone's,
Monday evening, was a pleasant affair.
We were pleased to be among the guests.
The ball at Cowell's Hall on the 2d
inst., was a success and was satisfacto*
ry to all.
A. E. Morrison, a former resident of
this burg, is now doing a brisk business
in the hotel line in Red Wing, in the
what is known as Shaw's Hotel. His
lady is an excellent cook and well ap
preciated by the public.
J. C. Arnold, while procuring a load
of wood in the woods, had the misfor
tune to cut his foot and is now doctor
ing it by a comfortable fire.
Report hath it that E. Eaton was
lately married to Miss Ella Yeomans,
of Hartland, we wish them much joy.
Our people were well pleased with
the way you handled the wood measur-
ing law. TRENTONITE.
From Rice County.
FARIBAULT, Feb. 7, 1876.
Ed. Grange Advance:
DEAR SIR :—I am requested, to com
municate through your valuable pa
per, to the Patrons of Husbandry, that
at a meeting of the Rice County Coun
cil, held at Faribault, February 3d, a
Patrons Mutual Benefit Association
was duly incorporated and organized.
I will t»ay briefly that the objects are
purely for a benevolent purpose and in
the interest of the Patrons. It is or
ganized something after the plan of the
Masonic, Odd Fellows, and other benev
olent Associations. The fact that a
detailed explanation of its plan of work
ing would occupy too much space in your
columns, and in order that it may be
brought to the notice and consideration,
of the Order, I as Secretary of the As
sociation, have been directed by the
Directors, to request you to give this a
place in your paper.
And I will say that a resolution was
passed by the Board of Directors asking
that the several subordinats Granges
select some one of their members to act
as local agents. And if any such agent
or any Master or Secretary of any
Grange will address me, I will forward
them the necessary Blanks with the
by-laws, rules and regulations, govern
ing the Association.
Fraternally yours, E. A. RICE.
The Cattle Law.
LEON, Feb, 3d, 1876.
Editor Grange Advance:
Why would it not do
to amend the cattle law, so far as to al
low cattle to run at large in the winter
frnm the first of December till the first
of April They could not do harm at
this season, and a good deal of time and
trouble would be saved to those who
have to drive their cattle to and from
water. Let the law be so amended that
cattle can be allowed access to water
and to straw-stacks.
Yours, &c. X.
Opened & Prepared
The LARGEST & BEST
Stock in the Country.
Room lately occupied by Simmons, Olson &
Men's Boys' and Youths*
GENTS' FUBNXSHING GOODS,
HatSy Caps, Trunks and Valises,
No old or damaged goods to get rid of,
and prices as Low as the Lowest.
No Trouble to show Goods.
Call and examine my stook before pur
chasing elsewhere 5lyl
E. A. LEVI.
Manufacturer of and dealerin
Breech, and Muzzle Loading Guns,
SPORTING APPARATUS, &c.
Revolvers/Winchester Repeating Rifles, 4c.
RED WING, MINN., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1876. NO. 18.
OF MORTGAGE S*LE BY
Default has been made ID the conditions
oi a certain mortgage executed and uehver
by Pehr Anderson, and Bengta Johnson,
his wife, mortgagors, to Pascal Smith,
mortgagee, ted the eighteenth day of Nov
ember, A. D. ugh een hundred and seventy
one, and recorded as a mortgage in 'he
office oi the Registei of Deeds, oi he corn
ty of Goodhai, in the state oi Mi nesotu,
on the 20t*. day ol November, A. i. 1B7I,
at 5 o'clock p. ui., in book £2 oi Moitgdges,
on page 101, on which there is ciaimed to
(be due, and there la due. at tne dace A 'his
notice, the amount ol lhirty lour asiu
75-100 dollars ($34 75), and no action
proceeding has been instituted at law or in
equity to recover the debt secured by -ui
uior gage or any part thereof.
The said mortgage wab duly aesigneJ jy
an instrument thereof, duly executed JHU
delivered by tne said Pascal smith to I 1.
Day, dated the 7th day of Decern bet, -».
1S72. and recorded in said office the
Rejritnti ol Deeds on tut 10th day o: Ue
cember, A. 1S72, at 10 oVlock ana tinny
imuutes d. in book 8 ol Miscellaneous
Rec rds, ige 177.
Notice is hereby given, that by v.rtue oi
a power ol sale contained in said mortgage,
and iii pursuance oX the statute ii tucn case
made aud pr^ndea, the said mori^.gu will
be toreclosed by a sale oi the mortgaged
premises therein described, whicn saie .till be
made at the front door of the Court House, in
the city of Red Win.g, in the count} oi Good
hue and state ot Minnesota, at public
auction by the Sheriff of said county, on
Saturday, the 25th day ot March, A. D.
eighteen hundred and seventy-six, at 10
o'clock in the forenoon, to satisly the
amount which shall then be due on said
mortgage, with the interest thereon, end
costs and expenses of sale, and twenty hve
dollars attorney's fees, as stipulated in said
mortgage in case of foreclosure.
The premises described in said mortgage,
and so to be sold, are the lot, ece or
parcel ot land situated in the county ot
Goodhue, and State ol Minnesota, and
known and described as roliows, to-wit:
The 'south-weBt quarter ot the north-west
quarter ot section live (o), in township one
hundred and twelve (112) north, oi range
sixteen (16) west, containing lorty acres,
more or less, according to the United States
government survey thereof.
Dattu at Red Wiug, M.rjn 11 irj btb,
A. D. 1876. b. X»AX.
E. J. HODGSON, Assignee.
Attorney for Assignee. Ibw4
OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF
Goodhue, ss. District Court, First Judi
In the matter of the application ot Alfred
Carlson, for the vacation ot the town ol
Spencer, in the County ot Goodhue and
State ot Minnesota.
To all persons whom it may concern:
Notice IB hereby given, hat at a general
term of the said District Court, lor the '•aid
County of Goodhue, appointed to be begun
and held at the Court House, in the city of
Red Wing, in said County, on the 2d day ot
May, A. D. 1876, an application will be
made by the undersigned, one ot the propri
etors ot the town site of the town ot Spencer
aforesaid, to vacate the said town site ot the
town of Spencer, in said County of Goodoue,
and State of Minnesota as the said town is
platted and recorded in the office of the Reg
ister of Deeds, within and for said County of
Dated at Red Wing, this seventh day ot
February. A. D. 1876.
N. 0. WERNER, Petitioner.
Att'y for Petitioner,
Red Wing. Minn. 18w7
Feed Store and Mill,
Third street near Bush,
For Toll or Cash.
A full stock of
GROUND PEED, CORN and OATS,
FLOUR, GRAHAM FLOUR,
Kept on hand and for sale at Lowest Cash
WELLMAN & BOYNTON.
Builder, Manufacturer aud Dealerin
SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS,
DOOR AND WINDOW FRAMES, MOULD
INGS, CORNICES, BRACKETS,
I a a
Turning,Plaining. Sawing, Ac. done to
Cor.Main and Bluff Sts. REDWING,MINN
T. F. LEAVITT & CO.,
Successors to Thomas Wilkinson,
HOUSE FURNISHING- GOODS,
Manufacturers of and Jobbers in
PAINTS, OILS, dec,
GAS AND STEAM FITTINGS
Promptly Attended to by Experi
enced Workmen at reduced price.
Clothe Wringers, of all kinds, Re
paired and made, as good as new.
We -espectfully ask a continuance of the
patronage so i.bcrally bestowed upon our
predecessor. We shall use our best endeav
ors to please all who favor us.
13m3 T. F. LEAVITT & CO*
O E I E S
DRY 3 0 0 S
HATS AND CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
AND GLASS WARE,
A good assortment.
ALWAYS ON HAND
and sold at the
MUSIC HALL BLOCK,RED WING,MINN
PETERSON A 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
H. JT. HF.TiHT.KE,
The White Blacksmith Shop, Plum at., bet.
4th and 5th. Manufacturer of
Wagons, Carriages, &c.
Repairing of Wood Work promptly
Made a speciality of and General Black*
smithing done to order. 15m3
Justice of the Peace
Will attend to conveyancing and collect,
ing. Office in Masonic Bloek, entrance td
St., opposite P. 0.,Red Wing, Minn.