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ties and abuse.
The Reason of it.
LAKE CITV, Feb. 3d, 1876.
Editor of Advance:
There is reason in air things, and the
world would avoid many serious mis
takes, if people would use their judg
ments oftener and be guided by fheir
prejudices less. I have been somewhat
astonished to see many of out old anti
monopoly friends, who were very angry
last summer because their organization
was sold out to the democrats, turn
again and follow those who tnen betray
ed them. Nor do they stop at this
but they now go even to the extent of
abusing such as refuse to again become
victims of misplaced confidence by do
ing as they do.
It is a safe rule to abide by, that
when a man has deceived you once he
will do so again. If he did it intention
ally, you must conclude that he is dis
honest and unsafe if he did it through
ignorance, being himself misled, his
judgment is poor and unreliable. In
either case, he is unworthy your confi
dence. If it is tolerably clear that his
own interests were to be promoted by
the course he pursued, it is fair to infer
that his misleading you was intentional
and does not deserve to be forgiven
but if it appears that he was only mis
taken, vou should forgive him, but you
should not forget his error and place
yourself again in his power.
I see that the Chicago Age and the
St. Paul are advocating an
independent party and abusing the dem
ocrats. Only a few months ago, they
were contending that the democrats
were a reform parly, and that the re
establishment of that organization in
power would be followed by all the
blessings of a wise and beneficent gov
eminent. How is this? Are not the
democrats the same now that they were
last year? I think so. Why, then, is
it that these papers praised them then
and denounce them now? Did they not
then know what they were? If so, why
should we believe that they now know
what they are? If they were mistaken
last fall, may they not be mistaken this
winter? Let us use a little common
sense and sound judgment in forming
our opinions of these men before we
trust them again.
Ihey were either mistaken, or else
they purposely sought to betray us. If
they were mistaken they were prepos
terously foolish. This can hardly be,
and if they urge this plea, their place
hereafter is to follow, not lead. But
was it probably profitable to them to
deceive us last year? Let us see. The
democracy is an old organization. Its
controlling spirits are first, the agents
and attaches of the wealthiest financial
houses in the world—of the Rothschilds
and Barings—and the wealthiest mo
nopolists in the country and, secondly,
old Bourbon politicians whose entire
lives have been spent in office-seeking
and office holding, and who have gener
ally grown comfortably well off in the
service of their country, at very moder
ate salaries. Here, then, were those
who are well able to pay for services
rendered their party, and whose inter
ests are likely to be largely promoted by
The anti-tnonopoly party is an organ
ization of the "common people," the
"laboring masses,"—of poor men com
paratively speaking. These had no
money to spare to reward laborers in
their cause, and to work for them was
pecuniary unprofitable. Their political
power, however, was of vast importance
because of their numbers, and if their
self-constituted leaders could carry them
into the democratic ranks, the success
of that organization would be assured.
To induce them to attempt this was
worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
to the usurers, monopolists and trading
politicians who control that party, and
we have the right to infer that these
used their money freely for that pur
pose, and that it was this influence
which caused those professed anti-mo
nopoly leaders who advocated coalition
to pursue the course they did.
But they tailed to carry the mass of
the party with them, and now we have
them back with us, furiously denounc
ing the democracy and vociferously ad
vocating independent action. Why is
this? Is it not plain to all who will
look, that their last year's experiment
was a failure, and that the only feasible
plan that can be devised, by which the
democratic leaders can reap any advan
tage from the anti-monopolists, is for
the latter to maintain an independent
organization, and, in that way lessen
the republican strength. It seems so
to me, and it is reasonable to believe
that that party will seek to procure
such action by the use of the same men
whp served them last year.
For this reason, I think the anti-mo
nopolists ought to be careful how they
heed these men again. There are good
reasons for believing that they have
been and are paid emissaries of the
democrats, and, if we suffer ourselves
to be guided by their advice, we may
rely upon it that we are doing the very
thing that Augustus Belmont and his
associates would have us do. The only
question is whether we prefer the re-es
tablishment in power of the democratic
party, for it is hardly likely that anew
party can succeed under existing cir
cumstances. Yours Truly,
From Stevens County.
MORRIS, Jan. 30th, 1876.
Editor Grange Advance:
For the benefit of your numerous
readers, I write a few lines from this
locality. The country here is rolling
prairie, well watered but destitute of
timber. The soil is black loam with
clay subsoil, and an admixture of lime
stone rock. It is highly productive and
For six miles on each side of the rail
road track from Hancock to Herman, a
distance 'of thirty miles, the land is
nearly all taken up. Every section of
railroad land is taken up, I believe
By going beyond a distance of six miles
from the road, there are still good
chances to get either railroad or govern
Several parties have been up here
this winter looking up lands, the sea
son having been unusually favorable for
locating. There is, however, a good
chance yet for settlers, and they are al
Our merchants are generally doing
well, but the scarcity of snow has pre
vented farmers hauling in their grain.
Wheat is worth 86c. to 91c. Oats
35c. butter 16c. to 20c. You will see
by the following figures what business
was done at the depot here last year.
The statement is official and correct:
freight ree'd 3,653.490 lbs.
Freight for'd 6,904.410 lbs.
4\ ood sales, 339 cords
Express ree'd and for'd
Prepaid freight for'd
Increase of freight forwarded over last
year 2,420 lbs.
Our town is increasing in population
and business. We are to have a brick
yard here next season, also, a new mil
linery and dress-making establishment
and a new confectionary shop. A new
furniture store is likewise talked of.
A wagon shop is much needed and
we wish somebody would come here and
start one. Any one who may think of
coming here to start any kind of busi
ness would do well to come at once.
A paper is needed here and if you
know of an editor who wants a good
location tell him that this is a good
opening. VVe will do right by a man of
the right sort.
Mr. Bixby, of your place and Mr.
Stanton, of Stanton township, were
here on a short visit last week.
Last Friday morning the weather
here was pleasant till about ten o'clock,
when )t began to blow and snow and
kept it up till about four o'clock Satur
day morning. It then cleared up with
the thermometer at 14 below zero.
This morning it was 16 above. So we
have snow but no sleighing.
Yours, «ko. L.
Address of State lecturer.
The following is the address of
Hon. Ebenezer Ayres, State Lec
turer of the State Grange P. of H.,
delivered at the recent meeting of
the State Grange at Minneapolis:
What is the great predominant want
of all the wants* of the Minnesota Farm
Is it to know the chemical analysis of
Is it to be instructed on what soils to
plant corn? To sow wheat? Or to
plant smv any of the varied products
of our btate? Is it to learn to break
the original prairie—to pulverize the
clod—to learn the quantity of seed the
time to scatter it
Are you failing from lack of knowl
edge, to produce the proper quantum
per acre? Your large and overflowing
granaries sufficiently answer that ques
tion. Do you need special instruction
in ethnology 0" ornithology—as has
been suggested in highquarters—or in
any other of the many learned ologies?
I do not claim to be wiser than my fel
low farmers but for myself I do not
fee! any special need of such instruction,
aside from the mental amusement that
may be derived from a half hour's read
ing upon those subjects on some rainy
I ask again what is the information
that the Minnesota Patron is most de
sirous of obtaining? Of what does he
most desire to hear? I answer:—that
which most effects his material inter
1st He wants to know when and
how, to dispose of his redundant prod
ucts, to the best advantage.
2d How and where to find the cheap
est market in which to supply his press
ing wants, out of what has been left
him by the greedy speculators.
3d. He wauts to know by what legiti
mate means he can lift the burden of tax
ation, laid so largely upon his shoulder-
—to the end that the law may be equal
ized, and as Jefferson said, that "labor
might be lightly burdened."
These are paramount to every other
material consideration. I know of but
1st. Association for imformatioa and
2. Political Action.
1, as a Patron, am a politician. Not
a politician in an odious sense—nut as a
Patron, trying to build and strengthen,
any of the old traditionary parties of the
past. Perhaps I might rather say, I
advocate what is politic and econo
mic—that which pertains to our mate
rial intrcsts—that effects our rights as a
class and calling. Some fear that the
Grange may become political. In my
early youth there sprang up a political
party, that made war upon one of the
oldest institutions of the world. An in
stitution that had withstood for unknown
centuries the shock of revolutions, and
the rise and fall of dynasties. Purity of
character, eminence in learning and abil
ity, prominence as citizens, or patriotic
devotion to country, were no protection
to its members, against the fanatical
and uncharitable assults of its oppo
The ban of proscription was put up
on every individual member of the order.
They were to be precluded from every
political position of honor or profit.
If there is an Order in the world that
is not political, it is that of Masonry.
No candidate for public office is nomi
nated within its secluded walls—no par
ty's claims are advocated or denounced.
But what political action did the assail
ed institution take? Did they vote for
their opponents? They went to the
polls, and like consistent men voluntar
ily, intuitively, and unanimously voted
against their opponents and many oth
er good men co-operated with them.
The union of their assailants, had unit
ed them, and they acted together for
self protection. Can you learn a lesson
from the past?
To have your opponents respect you
you must make them fear you, for fear
is the only remedy that will effectually
operate on the selfish, the uncharitable,
the unscrupulous. Make your power
Sumner's great argument in favor of
extending the ballot to the freedmen
was that they might protect themselves.
Brothers, you have the ballot, use it for
the same purpose. Let me ask you,
are you as wise as your opponents?
Are you as party ignoring as your ad
I need not go to the great commercial
cities of our common country. New
York, Boston, Philadelphia, or Chicago,
for noticeable examples to convince you
of the selfishness of the moneyed inter
ests, and of their complete abnegation
of party. I will cite you only to our neigh
boring city of St. Paul, where live the
Railroad Kings of our State. A State
Senator is wanted to counteract the in
fluence of the "Grangers." The very
chief of the railroad interests is selected
and triumphantly elected by the vote of
all parties. Two years pass by—the
term of a Senator—another is select
ed and elected without even a show of
opposition, and in a city, too, where
party spirit is as rampant as in any part
of the State. What does it mean? It
means that the interests of commerce,
traffic, speculation, monopoly are para
mount to party considerations. Broth
er farmers, I ask you again, are you as
party-ignoring as a Chamber of Com
merce? Are you as wise as your op
American farmers! You and your
ancestry have hewn your way, from the
rocky shores of the Atlantic to the fer
tile prairies of the Great Valley nay,
our brothers have climbed the Rocky
Mountains, and are spreading for hun
dreds of miles along the Pacific coast.
Are we less potent, are we of less con
sequence than our ancestors of a hun
dred years ago? It was then a country
of farmers, governed by farmers, with a
farmer for its President Do not, I be
seech you, resign without a struggle,
your hitherto undisputed birth-right,
your unimpeached prerogative as Amer
can farmers. Your numbers make you
the governors of the country. Do not
admit that the staff of empire has been
taken from your hands. Do not ac
knowledge yourselves a proscribed and
inferior class. Do not be driven to the
status of serfs. Do not lie down, like
the camel, to receive your burden, but
stand for your rights as a class. Stand
for the dignity of your calling. Stand
for the dignity of labor. Stand invul
nerably together, as a phalanx that
cannot be broken, and labor will main
tain its independence. [Applause.]
It was the advice of the English mor
alist to the peasantry of his country, to
be content with the condition in which
Heaven had placed him, a condition al
most as insurmountable as that of a Hin
doo caste. As though the robbery of
his ancestor'* estate by the rapacious
and haughty Norman had the sanction
I, as an American, acknowledge no
such acquiescence. Let no melancholy,
but, perhaps, tender-hearted moralist
muse over my tomb in strains like the
Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-trees'?
Where heaves the turf in many mould
Each in his narrow cell forever laid,
The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield,
Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe ha"
How jocund did they drive thcirteaui field,
How bowed, the woods beneath their
Perhaps IU this neglected spot is laid
Some heart once pieguant with celestial
Hands that the rod of empiie m.scht have
Or waked to ecstacy the living lyre.
But knowledge to their eyes her ample page
Rich with the spoils ot time, did ne'er
Chill penury repressed their noble rngc.
And froze the genin 1 cunent of the soul.
But rather let them write:
Some v«llage-Hamdep, th.it with dauntless
The little tyrant of his fields withsrood
By all means, stand by the Ordtr in
your own State. Your" hands are on
the plow, do not look back. Let nil
desperandum, never despair, be written
upon your banners. Adhere to it for
the good we may acquire from it our in
dividual selves. Adhere to it iu a
broad, missionary spirit, fur the good to
others. Adhere to it for our ancient
and primnry honor, for I behoVl on this
platform the first Worthy Grand Mas
ter of this entire Union. He represents,
and represented, glorious North Star
Grange, named from the Etoile du Nord,
the motto of our noble State, the great
central star that never sets, and around
which so many glorious constellations
continually revolve. From our exam
ple, and the teeble beginnings here, the
Order took form, and shape, courage,
efficiency and hope, and southerly and
eastwardly spread, onward and widen
ing, like the rushing, lurid fires of your
prairies. Yes, from the northern altars,
bound half the year in icy fetters, the
torches were kindled, that have fiied
the hearts of our agricultural brothers
of the sunny south, to the summer wa
ters of the southern Gulf, and reversed
the order of things, for eastward the
star of light and empire takes its way.
Perhaps it is no disparagement forme
to say that we builded wiser than
we knew. When the starving wo
men of France went madly and wild
ly through the streets of Paris, crying,
"give us bread or blood, for we are star
ing they did not see the tracks of fu
ture revolutions they did not .see the
headless bodies of the king and queen,
at the guillotine, a feudal aristocracy that
bad been established for a thousand
years, broken up, and its members fled
as refugees to all countries of Europe
the great landed estates of both Church
and Nobles cut up into small tracts
and sold to yeoman and peasant. Nor
did they see Napoleon climbing the
Alps, nor fighting fire and frost at dis
tant Moscow. Nor did the farmers of
England at Marston Morn and Naseby
know that they were breaking feudal
fetters, the benefits of which should re
sult to brethren and descendents in dis
tant America, where our empire was
building, which should be for freedom
when denied them at home.
Brother and sister patrons of Minneso
ta, you have in a great measure set the
avalanche in motion. Be proud of the
honor. Be more:—Be worthy of it.
Proud that your star shall never set.
Proud that around your example so
many noble constellations revolve.
Proud to continue to practice what you
have preached to others.
But if decay and death should be our
sad fate (which Heaven forefend) let us
be proud of a posthumous fame —let
our Order be great, like Athens, in the
magnificence of its ruins.
8 TOR A GE, FOR WARDING
Dealer in alll kindsof
GRAIN, FLOUR, HIDES, LIME,
SALT, CEMENT, &c.
Tickets for sale to all important points via
River and Rail, East, West, North and
Stone Warehouse on Levee.
Sleds, Sleighs, Sfe.,
Corner of Main and Third streets,
All work warranted to be of good mate
rial and done in the most workmanlike
1MB AND STONE,
Dealer in Lime. Gut Stone, Window Sills
Caps, A A Red Wing, Minnesota, will
apply the trade throughout the State.
A I N I S A O S SALE.
Notice is hereby given, that under and
by virtue of the license of the Probate
Court, of the county of Goodhue, in the
State of Minnesota, to me granted, on the
twenty-second day of January, A. D. 1876,
I, the undersigned, Andrew Johnson, as
administrator of the estate of Gustaf John
sou, late of said county, deceased, will on
Saturday, the 19th day of February, A. D.
1876, at two o'clock in the afternoon of said
day, at the front door of the Court House.
the city of Red Wing, in said Goodhue
county, 6cll at public auction, to the highest
bidder, for cash, the following described
real estate, situate said county of Good
The south-half of the south-east quarter
of section No. twenty-one (21) in township
No. one hundred and thirteen (ll.i) north,
range No sixteen (10) west. Dated,
January 22d, A. I). 1876.
16w4 ANDREW JOHNSON,
Administrator of the Estate of
Gustaf Johnson, deceaeed.
A E OF MINNESOTA, County
of Goodhue, ss. In Probate Court.
Special Term. January 25, 1876.
In the matter of the Guardianship of
George Bixby, a minor:
On reading and filing the petition of
Susan J. Bixby, guardian of the person
ind property of George Bixby, of said
oounty, a minor, for license to sell the
i3al estare of her said ward: and it ap
pearing from said petition that it is
necessary and would be beneficial to
said ward that said real estate, oi a part
thereof, should be sold
It i? ordered, that the next of kin of the
said ward and all persons interested in
the estate of said ward shall appear be
fore said Probate Court, at the Probate
Office in the city of Red Wing, in the
county of Goodhue aforesaid, on the
Eleventh day of March, A. D. 1876, at
ten o'clock in the forenoon, to ehow
cause why a license should not be grant
ed for the sale of said real estate.
And it is further ordered, that a copy
of this order be personally served on
the next of kin of said ward residing
in said Goodhue county, and or. all per
sons interested in said estate, at least
fourteen days before the hearing of said
petition as aforesaid, and by the pub
lication thereof for four successive
weeks in the GRANGE ADVANCE, a
weekly newspaper printed and publish
ed at the city of Red Wing, in said
Goodhue county, the last of which pub
lications shall be at least fourteen days
before said d-iy of hearing. Dated,
January 25th, 1376
By the Court, N. O. WERNER,
16w5 Judge of Probate.
Dr. H. S. Humphrey,
of Eau Claire, Wis.,
ill vi« P.ed W on ihc
25th of Each Month, (Ons Bay).
Rooms -r tb" in Hotel.
Consultations free to all!
T)IEKCE S I W \. "P.
PIERCE-T »:nSly\b-A W PR*.TT.'
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
DeuositsIZi'i'eive-lend Intertst Allowed
by Speua' AjwmeiU.
Exchange, Gold, Silver, and Govern
ment Bonds •ig! 1 find Sold.
Collet HOT.', Mad (tod Proceeds
Promjdh, lit 'infted.
Drafts Drat .1 nil i'.r Principal
Cities ciio 7'i 1 of lluropein
autii 'if suit.
Passagi Tided', -I from Europe
Recti Ektate Iiom,lix mu' £old on Com-
Taxes Paul fur A% -Residents.
New York—l:np .rter« and Traders Na
Chicago—Uui'.j, Nan a'. D-ink.
Milwaukee—M !v..iuke' National Ban'..
St. Paul— Fii-tNi* MI Bank.
O O E O N
Pays sit Per sent. nn[ound interest on
Any man, woman or child can deposit. This
bank is designe encourage savings
however modest the amount and
attend as cheerfully to those
having but Twenty-five
Cents, a8fho«e of larg
CIIERIFF'S SALE fTNDER EXE
Under and by virtue of an Execution
issued out of and under the seal of tho
District Court, for the county of Hen
nepin, in the fourth Judicial District,
in the State of Minnesota, on the 22d
day of January, A. D. 1876, upon a
Judgment rendered in said Court, on
the 14th day of January, A 1876, in
an action therein, wherein Geo War
ren is plaintiff, and Augusta A Thomp
son is defendant, in favor of said plain
tiff and against paid defendant, for the
sum of Ninety four and 83-100 dollars,
I did, on the 1st day of February, A.
1876, leyy upon, as the property of
the said defendant, Augusta A Thomp
son, all that piece or parcel of land,
with sill the appurtenances thereunto
belonging, lying and being in Goodhue
county, btate of Minnesota, to wit: all
that part of Smith Town & Co.'s sub
division of block eleven in Freeborn &
Co.'s addition, and of part of block
nine (9) in Sweeney's, addition and of
block seven (7) in Freeborn's addition
to Red Wing, according to the plat
thereof in the office of the Register of
Deeds of said Goodhue county, bounded
and described as follons, to wit: Be
ginning on College Avenue, in said Red
Wing, at the south-westerly corner of
lot No eleven (11) of said Smith Towne
& Co.'s subdivision aforesaid, running
thence westerly along the northerly line
ot said College A\enue one hundred
and thirty-five and one-half feet (135^),
thence at variation ot nine (9) degrees
eatt, north thirteen degrees west
(N 13 W seventy-three and 1-43
(73 1-43) feet: thence easterly, on a
line parallel to Oak street, to a point in
tho westerly line of said lot eleven, sixty
(bO) feet northerly from said southerly
line of College Avenue aforesaid"
thence south thirteen degrees east
(& 13 E) sixty (60) feet to the place
cf beginning. And I do hereby declare
a levy upon all of the above described
land and premises, a*, the property of
the suiJ Augusta A Thompson- and
upon all the right, title and interest,
both in law and equity, which the said
defendant, Augusta A Thompson, had
on_the 30th day of September, A
1875. and has at any time since had in
and to the above descriDed land and
Now, therefore, notice is hereby giv
en, that I shall, on the Eighteenth day
of March, A 1876, at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon of said day, at the front
door of the Court House, in the city of
Red Wing, in said Goodhue county,
offer for sale, at public auction, the land
and premises so levied upon as afore
said, and shall then and there fairly
strike off and sell the same for cash to
the highest bidder, to satisfy said Exe
cution, together with interest, costs and
Dated, Red Wing, February 1, 1876.
MARTIN S. CHANDLER,
Sheriff of Goodhue Co., Minn.
JW\ E. HALE, Att'y for Plaintiff,
17w7 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"THE STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Goodhue, ss. District
Court, First JHi« ,' District.
John Dudley, pl~i..uff,
L. W Rhoads, Defendant.)
The State of Minnesota to the above
Yon are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the Complaint in the
above entitled action, which has been
filed with the Clerk of said Court in his
office at the Court House in the City of
Red Wing, in the county of Good'hue
and State of Minnesota, and to serve ft
copy of your answer to the said com
plaint on the subscriber at his Office in
said City of Red Wing, within twenty
days after the service of this summons
upon 3 ou, exclusive of the day of such
service and if you fail to answer the
said Complaint within the time afore
said, the Plaintiff will take judgment
against you for the sum of two hundred
and sixty two dollars and fifty cents,
with interest thereon from and since the
eighth day of June A. D. 1875 at the
rate of twelve per cent, per annum to
gether with costs and disbursements of
sai 1 Plaintiff in this action.
Dated, Red Wing, Minnesota, Janua
ry 8th, A. D. 1876.
17w7 J. C. M'CLURE,
Plaintiff's Att'y, Red Wing, Minn.
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