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The Grange Advance
L. d. YOUNG, EMTOR AND PROP'S.
American women remain the best in
the world, in spite of the Washington
developments of crookedness among
Here the country has been for a
month or more without a minister to
England, and no war yet with that
The great pastor of Plymouth is free
to declare that if the law of Calvin
were the law of God he would turn
rebel and join Lucifer.
"Old Abe" the Wisconsin war eagle
will have sumptuous quarters at the
Centennial where he will wink at the
British lion and attract attention gen
The Philadephia people did not turn
out very well to see Booth in Julius
Caeser probably because the Author of
the play says nothing about the Cen
New Yorkers wink at each other and
laugh over the common expectation
that of all the visiters to the Cen'ennial
nine-tenths will spend more time in
New York than in Philadelphia.
President Manual Prado, of Peru
came as far west as Niagara Falls, but
from there he turned back notwith
standing the invitation of a Chicago
paper to "come west, young man,
The Supreme court of the United
States must have more judges or the
present force must work harder. On
the second Monday in May the court
will adjourn with over six hundred
cases on the docket.
The dry goods merchants of Ne
York seem to bear the death of A. T.
Stewart with a quiet resignation.
Prices were marked up at least five
per cent within twenty-four hours
after the death was announced.
Montezuma, is the name to be borne
by New Mexico after she becomes a
state. The Chicago Times suggests
that it be made to reflect the prevail
ing weakness of its citizens by calling
Theodore Tilton, in his recent lec
ture in St. Paul, paid a high tribute
to woman, during which he said the
time had passed when woman was
as light as a feather. That remark
brought forth a knowing smile.
The contract has been let forth
construction of a railroad from Sioux
City in the direction of the Black Hills.
Expectation will mow be on tiptoe
to see how the town of Bismarck will
meet this movement to draw emigra
What an exceedingly common per
son is Don Pedro, the visiting King to
the Centennial, to be sure. He pro
poses to pay his own expenses while in
this country, and travel all around for
three months or more without per
mitting public display in his honor!
It having been stated that the post
traders at Fort Sill charged a dollar a
bottle for soothing syrup, the Ne
York Herald wants to know \\hat sol
diers want of soothing syrup. The
question was probably written by Ben
nett who does not know that a major
ity of the soldiers are infant-ry.
It is reported from Russia that the
Czar's mental faculties are failing rap
idly and that his abdication in favor of
the grand duke may not be unexpec
ted any day. The Czar has been a pro
gressive ruler and has elevated his
people to a plian far above that occu
pied by them when he became their
Now boys, get your pockets lined
with buckskin, and prepare for the
shower of silver. Tie up your pack
ages of ragged currency and label it
to the U. S. Treasury* for the time has
come, or is coming, when the dimes
you have will shine and chink and all
who can see and hear will know that
you have monev.
Dr. Fayher's opinion is that, if sys
tematic returns were kept, the annual
number of deaths from snake bites (ex
clusive of all doubtful cases) in India
would be found to exceed twenty thou
sand. A larger proportion of women,
it seems, are bitten than men, showing
that the women of the working classes
in India are busier than their lords in
the field and other places where snakes
are to be met with.
SUMMARY OF THE NEWS.
Crimes, Criminals and Casualties
A wholesale drug house of Baltimore
was burned on the 10th. Loss $200,000.
Another storm on the English coast,
on the 14th, destroyed a large amount of
An explosion of fire damp in an Al-been
lentown, Pa., mine killed three men and in
jured five others.
A falling wall in Philadelphia killed
Chas. Morris and badly injured two men
named Rogers and Steen.
Seven white men and two squaws
were murdered by Indians, on the Little
Rocky, 600 miles abovefBismrack, on the Mis
6 A roit took place at one of the coal
mines at Maflsillon, Ohio, between a gang of
new hands and the striking miners. Several
men were injured, but it is thought none of
During a recent storm at Creston,
Iowa, several buildingswere blown down and
demolished, causing a loss of ten thousand
dollars. The same storm damaged property
in McGregor to the amount of fifty thousand
A teacher of the German Roman
Catholic church in Norwalk, Ohio, has been
detected in the ruin of the girls of his school.
So far as known twelve have been debouch
ed by him, their ages ranging from nine to
A young man named Shane killed the
suducer oi his sister, in St. Louis last week.
The murdered man was quite wealthy, by the
name of Jilz, and bore a bad reputation. Alter
receiving two shots Jilz fired four shots at
Shane, killing him instantly.
A well-known stock broker of Phila
delphia committed suicide by hanging last
week. A loaded pistol was found on his ta
ble which had been snapped two or three
times. His name was G. W. Hewes, and his
partner committed suicide while in a bath
tub, a year ago.
A terrible boiler explosion recently
occurred at Binghampton. An inspector
was testing anew made boiler, on a sidewalk
in front of the manufactory when it was ex
ploded, instantly killing the inspector and
two boys who were playing marbles near,
also a man who was walking past.
Personal, Impersonal and Political.
Gen. B. F. Butler's wife died in
Boston on the 8th inst.
C. W. Mead, late of the Northern
Pacific railway, has been appointed superin
tendent of the Missouri Pacific railway.
The will or A. T. Stewart leaves the
great bulk of his property to his wife and
this does away with the assertion that the two
have not lived together for years.
Franz Rochall was taken to the
Tombs a raving maniac, from Moody and San
key's meeting in New York,on the 14th,being
the eighth similar rase since the meetings
A. T. Stewart, the merchant prince,
died on Monday, the 10th, and was buried
on Thursday. His pall bearers numbered
fourteen, and were among the most noted
men in New York.
News From the National Capital.
The efforts to implicate Gen. Bab
cock in the safe burglary case seems to have
The bill for building a bridge over
the Missouri river at Sioux City has passed
the House of Congress.
There is trouble now between the
government and Clapp, the government pi int
er, who is short in his accounts over $50,000.
In is asserted that the President will
veto the bill transferring the Indian bureau
to the War department, should it pass both
Bell, the detective has published a
card in which he re-affirms the story told to
Clymer's committee, and says that "truth is
mighty and shall prevail."
In addition to the appropriation al
ready noticed as part of the river and harbor
improvement bill which has passed Congress
provision is made for a survey from the St.Sentinel
Croix to Lake Superior.
Belknap will be defended in the im
peachment by Montgomery Blair, Jere Black,
Matt Carpenter, and the defense first intro
duced will be that Gen. Belknap, at the time
of the impeachment was not a public officer.
The President will veto* the appro
priation bill reducing the salary attached to
the office of President, as it in no way affects
him personally, only that he signed the in
crease and it would be inconsistent for hiin
to sign this.
Secretary Bristow lately issued or
ders forbidding any employee of the treasury
department excepting the treasurer, the
chief clerk or himself, to give information to
the press. The order created much unfavor
There is a considerable hitch between
the government at Washington and England
regarding the extradition oi the Boston
forger, Winslow. Our government has de
manded his extradition regardless of the act
of Parliament of 1870.
The evidence before the committee
on foreign relations, on the 10th pretty effect
ually demolished the character ol the man
Lyon, who was the principal witness against
Sohenck, in the Emma Mine affair. Various
parties testified that they would not believe
him under oath.
Gen. Reynolds makes complaint that
he is not permitted to explain before Clymer's
committee the charge made against him by
McCook. On reading the testimony of Mc
Cook, Reynolds telegraphed to Clymer that
it was absolutely false, but has been given no
opportunity to testify.
The postage bill as it passed the Sen
ate fixes postage on books, seeds and allWe
packages not exceeding four pounds in
weight, at one cent for each ounce, prepaid*.
The sender of any article may write his orfair
her name on the outside of the package and
may also write the name of each article con
tained in the package.
The unveiling of Lincoln statue, in
Washington, last week, was attended by the
oolored people in full force. There was an
immense crowd in Lincoln Park. The first
contribution to the lund for the erection ot
the monument was made by Charlotte Scott,
a colored woman of Marrietta, Ohio, on the
morning after the memorable day of assas
sination. All the funds and expenses have
paid by colored people. The figure is
of bronze, twelve feet high, on a pedestal
twelve feet high.
Miscellaneous News Items.
Another revolution is reported at
France was visited by a severe snow
storm on the 14th.
The proposition to bond Montana for
the Northern Pacific railroad was defeated by
a majority of two hundred.
The annual boat race on the Thames
between the Oxford and Cambridge Univer
sity crews was won by the latter.
The Osage ceded lands have been de
cided in favor of the settlers. The decision
secures the homes of 3,000 families.
The Mark Lane Express says a full
crop of wheat must not be expected, neither
can a marked change of price be looked for.
A storm in Winona county, Minn., on
the llth, took the form of a water spout at
Fountain City, where the water rolled great
boulders down from the hillside into the
Gregory, former post trader* at Fort
Richardson, Texas, says he paid Gen. Rice, of
Iowa 92000 annuallyforhis appointment, and
Loeb, trader at Fort Concha, testified that he
paid Rice an equal amount.
The insurgent forces have captured
New Laredo, Texas, from the Mexican federal
forces, and quiet is restored. The United
States forces there have fourteen Mexican
prisoners and a quantity of arms.
The St. Louis Globe Democrat,
speaking of the investigation into the, charge
that the postmaster of that city made political
asessments on employes, says it was a farce,
and demands a further search for evidence.
The news from Russia in convincing
of the fact that the relations between the gov
ernment and England and also toward Aus
tria are not satisfactory and it is stated as cer
tain that the Czar will abdicate in the event
of a war arising.
The judge before whom Frank Moul
ton brought his suit for 950,000 against Hen
ry Ward Beecher having decided against the
former, ruling out the case before trial, Moul
ton has determined to appeal to the supreme
court, and the argument will be made in
The Bosnian insurgents are guilty of
the most horrible atrocities on record, if all
reports are true. Men, women and children
have been burned at the stake for refusing
to take sides in thetroubles, and whole villages
have been destroyed by fire. Two hundred
innocent persons were killed in one town
There is a tempest in a teapot at the
island of Samoa. The trouble is between the
United States, Steinberger, and other author
ities but reports are so conflicting that lit
tle can be known until official reports are re
ceived. It is said, however, that the natives
stand by the American and the foreigners the
Twenty-five thousand voters assem
bled in Chicago, on the llth to consider the
action ot certain officers who assume to
have been elected tS office at the recent elec
tion. Resolutions were adopted, irrespective
of party, demanding the resignation of those
men and declaring that in case they refuse
another meeting shall be called to take fur
The National Campaign.
It is claimed by Mr. Blaine's friends
that the Texas delegation to the National Re
publican convention will vote for Morton first,
but that Blaine is their second choice.
The Republicans of South Carolina
had a stormy time in their convention on the
12th, but delegates were elected who will go
to the national Convention unpledged.
The charge made by the Indianapolis
that Blaine received money from the
Union Pacific railroad for an improper pur
pose has been denied by the treasurer of the
company and by the financial agents named
in the charge.
A brisk skirmish took place between
the federal forces of Mexico and the United
States troops at New Laredo, Texas, on thea
10th. Two shells were thrown fromthe Texas
side over to the attacking force of Mexicans,
killing two men and silencing the firing for
HANCOCK IN MINNESOTA.
Wabashaw Count} Sentinel (dein.)
General Winfield S. Hancock, of
Pennsylvania, is urged by the democ
racy of that state as a candidate for
the presidency. The sentiment is
becoming very general in his fa
vor, and not «only in his own state
but in various other states. In dis
cussing his claims with other candi
dates it is generally conceded that of
all the gentlemen mentioned in con
nection with the presidency, he is bet
ter known, more tried and more popu
lar than any of them and therefore
more likely to succeed. As a soldier,
General Hancock has but few, if any
equals in this country. His various
achievements with the army of the im
mortal second corps, has placed his
name high upon the scroll of fame.
His administration of public affairs
where-ever he has presided is marked
with wisdom and integrity. If it had
not been for Hancock we should have
lost the battles of Gettysburg, Wilder
ness, Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor.
In these great sanguinary struggles he
proved himself equal to the occasion.
think he is a man of superior nat
ural executive ability. We hope the
national convention will give him a
show, and if merits have anything
to do with it we think the name of
Gen. Hancock will not stand second to
any which may be offered as candi
A large number of petitions were
presented during the morning hour of the
Senate, on the 10th. The bill to establish the
territory of Pembina was reported favorably
and placed on the calendar. The House bill
to provide for the issue of silver coin in the
place of fractional currency, was then taken
up and after amendment, passed as follows
Beit enacted, &c, That there be and here
by is appropriated out of any money in the
treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum
916,000,000, to provide for engraving, print
ing and other expenses of making ana issu
ing U. S. notes, and the furtner sum of $48,
000 to provide for engraving and printing
national bank notes, tobe distributed under
the secretary of the treasury.
Sec. 2. That the secretary ot the treasury
is hereby directed to issue silver coins of the
United States of the denomination of 10, 20,
26 and 50 cents, of standard value, in re
demption of an equal amount of fractional
currency, whether the same be now in the
treasury awaiting redemption, or whenever it
may be presented for redemption. The sec
retary ot the treasury may, under regulations
of the treasury department, provide lor such
redemption and issue by the substitution at
the regular sub-treasuries and public deposi
tories of the United States, until the whole
amount of fractional currency outstanding
shall be redeemed, and the fractional cur
rency redeemed under this act shall be held
to be apart of the sinking fund provided for
by existing law, the interest to be computed
thereon as in the case of bonds redeemed
under the acts relating to the sinking fund.
The House report was very meager,
a large number of bills being introduced but
titles not given. The river and harbor bill
was passed under suspension ot the rules.
After a number of speeches on the Hwaiian
treaty, the House adjourned.
The Senate judiciary committee pre
sented a majority and minority report on the
House bill to protect witnesses who shall be
required to testify for the government. The
postage bill was taken up and after the con
sideration of several proposed amendments
the Senate adjourned.
In the House both majority and mi
nority reports were presented from the com
mittee on commerce, regarding the proposed
commercial treaty with Canada. Regan's bill
to regulate the navigation of steam vessels
was passed, after which a recess was had until
time set for an evening sesssion, no report of
which was transmitted.
Mr. Spencer introduced in the Senate,
on the 12th, a bill to provide for an elastic
currency. The bill regulating third-class
postage was passed without division, after the
failure of repeated attempts to amend by fix
ing the rate on seeds, etc. at a still lower rate
than newspapers. On the question to restore
the old rate of postage the vote stood 24 to
24, divided politically as follows: Voting
yes, Republicans 13, Democrats 11 voting no,
Republicans 12, Democrats 14.
The House concurred in the Senate
amendments to the silver bill. The commit
tee on elections reported that H. B. Strait
of the second Minnesota district is entitled
to his seat in Congress. Considerable mis
cellaneous business was transacted, but noth
ing of general interest to wpstern readers.
The bill authorizing the construction
of a pontoon bridge at La Crosse was passed
without opposition, and after a lengthy de
bate on the question of re-paving Pennslyva
nia avenue the Senate adjourned.
The House passed the bill to author
ize settlers on even numbered sections of land
within the limits of the Northern Pacific rail
road to make proof and payment for their
claims at 91-25 per acre. The Senate bill to
confirm pre-emption and homestead entries
of public lands within the limits of railroad
grants in certain cases was also passed. In
committee of the whole the bill to transfer
the Indian bureau to the war department was
discussed for several hours, and the House
adjourned to Saturday.
THE CHINESE QUESTION.
St. Louis Globe Democrat.
Within a week the Supreme Court of
the United States has rendered decis
ions upon questions affecting the priv
ileges of the chief port on the Atlantic
coast and the chief port on the Pacific,
and in each case the decision of the
Court has been adverse to the local
rights claimed respectively by Ne
York and San Francisco. To protect
herself from the natural consequences
of allowing the pirates of the wharf to
prey upon the immigrants, and to meet
the expenses of the helpless immi
grants New York, 30 years ago, levied
capitation tax upon all immigrants.
To guard against the inevitable conse
quences of an irruption of soulless,
conscienceless, alien heathens from
China, the City of San Francisco has
been allowed by the state of Califor
nia to levy a still heavier tax upon
their unwelcome immigrants, toreluse
them the piivilege of landing unless
they can comply with certain require
ments, and to impose other discrimi
nations, which have been laid on with
a right good will. The law of Ne
York and the law of San Francisco
have alike been declared in conflict
with the Constitution and for all the
local authorities can do to prevent it,
the country must lie open on both sides
to the pauper hordes imported by the
avarice of ship-owners or Chinese com
While the two cases are alike in their
general tenor, they are utterly dissimi
lar in their consequences. The immi
grants at New- York at least belong to
the same great division of the human
family, are readily amenable to our
laws, and readily assimilate with our
native-born population. But in Cali
fornia the case is different. The Chi
nese are as completely slaves as any
negro on a Southern plantation before
the war they do not admit the bind
ing force of an oath they hold them
selves absolved from all responsibility
to our Government, and the objections
lie against the Chinese race, not
against individuals. Yet our relations
with them are controlled only by the
National Government, which has com
pelled China to admit ua to her ports
and to treat with us on equal terms,
after having bombarded the City of
Pekin and "looted" the summer palace
of the Emperor of China in vindication
of the natural rights of Yankees to in
troduce their civilization into China*
our Government can hardly turn
around and make laws infringing the
right of Chinese to introduce their pe
culiar civilization among us.
There is a direct conflict between
the National Government, hampered
and bound by treaties with China, and
the citizens of California, who, under
the dictates of self-preservation, de
mand the regulation of intercourse
with China, if not the total stoppage of
imigration. How the conflict will be
decided we are hardly prepared to say.
THE DEATH-BED OF JESSE D. BRIGHT.
(Rev. W. H. Felix In Western IWorder.)
Ex-Senator Jesse D. Bright had nev
er made a profession of religion, but
he had often been the subject of deep
religious conviction. He often spoke
of his intention to become a Christian
some day. Several months ago he in
vited me to go up to his mines, in West
Virginia, and hold a meeting. He had
made arrangements for the meeting,
and told me it was then his settled pur
pose to publicly confess the Saviour,
be baptized, and join the Baptist
Church. This he was not permitted to
do. Death claimed him before his pur
pose was consummated. When he re
alized that it was impossible for
to do this, and that soon he must meet
his God, he began in earnest to set his
house in order. He sent for me and I
visited him at his home in Baltimore,
where he had settled only a few
months previous. We talked and
prayed together day after day. Never
have I seen one so anxious about his
soul's salvation as was he, and never
have I so realized the responsibility of
a minister of the gospel by the bedside
of the dying.
We took him as we would a little
child, and endeavored to lead him toat
Jesus. His regret for the neglect of
the past was overwhelming. His own
words were: "It is the greatest mis
take of my life that I have deferred
this matter until now." After having
for several days prayed with him and
instructed him, we were setting with
all the family in his room on Sabbath
afternoon. It was a solemn but prec
ious occasion. We all knelt down and
I prayed, and then he asked his wife
to pray, and others, and I singing that
hymn, "We speak of the land of the
blest and then he asked me to sing
the hymn in which were the words
"Jesus sought me when a stranger."
We all sang it, and he joined in with
us, the tears all the while streaming
from his eyes. He then said: "I
would like to pray, audibly myself, but
I have not the breath." I then went
to him and said: "Judge, how is it
with you now?" Says he, will tell
you in a few words how I feel—Here,
Lord, I give myself to thee, 'tis allTylor.
that I can do." Then we believe he
gave his heart fully to the Saviour,
and rested in hope of eternal life.
With his trust alone in the blood of
Jesus Christ, he passed away.
A GOOD COUNTERFEIT NICKLE.
The smallest and meanest of all
counterfeits is now circulating in great
numbers throughout the country. It
is a counterfeit 5 cent piece, and it is
worthless only because the counter
feit, although it is identical in weight
and fiteness with the genuine coin, and
worth just as much, is not made at the
government mint. The 5 cent piece is
a sham and deceit at best, for it costs
the government, including material,
labor, &c, less than half a cent a piece,
or 10 per cent of its nominal value.
Some of the counterfeits were recent
ly sent to the superintendent of the
mint in Philadelphia by the treasurer
for the purpose of making inquiries
and to test their value. The superin
tendent says the counterfeits have
been assayed and found to contain cop
per and nickle in the legal proportion,
that the coins are of proper 'weight,
size and finish, and just as valuable as
the good coin. The only way to de
tect the spurious coin is by the im-at
perfect impression of the legend "In
God we trust."
SECRET OF A. T. STEWART'S SUCCESS.
The secret of his extraordinary suc
cess must be told in his own words
"My business has been a matter of
principal from the very first. That is
all there is about it. If the golden rule
can be incorporated in purely mercan
tile affairs it has been in this establish
ment, and you must have noticed, if
you have observed closely, that the
customers are treated in precisely the
same manner as the seller himself
would like to be treated were he in
their place. That is to say, nothing is
misrepresented, the price "is fixed, once
for all, at the lowest possible figure,
and the circumstances of the buyer are
not suffered to influence the salesman
in his conduct in the smallest particu
lar. What we cannot afford is viola
tion of principal."
THE DICKENS CHILDREN IN AMBOY. ILL.
There are three children at Amboy,
Illinois, nephew and nieces of Charles
Dickens, the children of his brother
Augustus N. Dickens. The story has
recently been started through the agen
cy of some newspaper pirate that they
were being sustained by the charity of
a farmer as the only means of keeping
them from the poor house. The story
is, however, authoritively contradict
ed, and the statement made that quite
a competency was left them by their
father, as well as a sum of considera
ble value, the accumulation of a yearly
stipend of fifty pounds sterling, con
tributed to them by their uncle,
Charles Dickens, for some time be
fore his death.
The sugar season has been very poor
in this State.
Blue Earth county built over $20,000
worth of bridges last year.
Grasshoppers have made their ap
pearance in Cottonwood county.
The farmers of McLeod county have
purchased over a hundred seeders,
Red Wing has sent a consignment of
Centennial flour to the Philadelphia
Bishop Whipple has returned from
his southern visit, somewhat im
proved in health.
The boy Fuller, who was shot by the
man Ash, while engaged with a char
ivari party in Waseca county, has
A little boy at St. Cloud was at
tacked by a ram, and received such a
severe butting that death ensued
within a few hours.
A young lady of St. Cloud joined the
Baptist church against the will of her
parents, says the Minneapolis Mail,
and has been forbidden to return
The State convention for the nomi
nation of five presidential electors and
ten delegates to the Republican na
convention at Cincinnati, has
been called for the 24th of May, at St.
One of the cloth peddlers, who has
been swindling the people of several
large counties, has come to grief at
Litchfield. His name is O'Malley, and
he is in jail on a charge of selling
goods which he represented to be
worth $150, while in reality they were
not worth $50.
Considerable attention has been di
rected to the stone in "The Mound,"
Lu Verne, in Rock county. The
Mound covers a surface of a mile
square, and towers up to a height of a
hundred or more feet above the sur
rounding prairie. It is very hard, re
sembling the famous red pipestone in
color, and is undoubtedly susceptible
of a high polish.
A NOTABLE QUAKER WEDDING.
London Daily News.
A marriage was lately celebrated at
the Friends' Meeting House, St. Mar
tin's lane, between Mr. Theodore Har
ris, banker, Leighton Buzzard, a mem
ber of the Society of Friends, and Miss
Gertrude Russell, daughter of Lord
Charles Russell, and a communicant of
the Church of England. Those pres
ent included Lord Charles Russell,
Lord and Lady Arthur Russell, Major
and Mrs. Wyndham, the Hon. A. Kin
naird, M. P., Mr. Isaac Fletcher, .P.
(brother-in-law of the bride-groom),
Mr. and Mrs.H. Harris, Mr. E. B. Tylor,
F. R. S., Miss Harris, and Miss M.
The rules of the Society of
Friends have been recently relaxed in
order to allow of what are called mix
ed marriages being solemnized at the
meeting houses of the Society of
Friends. The peculiarity of the mar
riage ceremony is that no minister or
officer interferes. The marriage vow is
repeated by the bride and bride-groom
standing up after a short interval of
silence, in front of the congregation.
A ring was on this occasion put on af
ter the actual ceremony was finished,
in deference to the ancient custom,
which the rules of the society have
not been able to break through. A
certificate, recording the actual words
used by the newly-married couple, and
giving a description of their parent
age, was then signed, first in the pres
ence of the meeting by the bride and
bride-groom, and then by a number of
their friends, and read aloud to the
meeting. The permission or act of
allowing mixed marriages at a Friends'
Meeting is anew one, and has brought
with it the anticipated consequences.
A few devotional remarks were made
by several ministers of the Society of
Friends, but none by any member of
the other religious bodies present.
The friends invited, about sixty in
number, were afterward entertained
a breakfast at rhe Grosvenor Hotel.
Among the speakers was Mr. John
Bright, M. P., who is a regular atten
dant at St. Martin's Lane Meeting
House. He remarked first that he
thought the difficulty of speaking in
an interesting manner on those occa
sions, was that there was nothing new
to communicate, and nothing to argue
about. All present were agreed that
the union they were celebrating was
one that was likely to be a happy one.
He could truly say, looking at the re
sult of marriage in his own case and
that of almost all his friends, that
marriage was an event to rejoice over,
and the source of true haDpiness, con
tributing greatly to a useful life. Feel
ing wearied by the stress of the long
meeting that morning his mind hail
turned for rest to the contemplation of
the remarkable history of the Russell
family. He had thought of the fate of
one member of that illustrious, histor
ical house, who had given up his life
for the cause of civil liberty. He had
also thought of the persecutions and
sufferings of the ancestors of many of
those present, many of whom had also
given their lives as sacrifices to the
cause of religious liberty. The name
of Russell had for many years or gen
erations been associated with the
struggle for liberty. The Society of
Friends had also done their part in
times that were past, and he hoped
would continue to strive for the same
good objects in the future. There
was, therefore, nothing at all incon
gruous in the marriage between a
member of the house of Russell and a
member of the Society of Friends.
The project of establishing a woolen
mill at Anoka has been renewed.