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THE GRANGE ADVANCE.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, '76.
H. II. YOUN3. Publisher A Editor.
R. B. HAYES, Ohio
For Vice President—
WM. A. WHEELER, N. Y.
For Presidential Elector—
State—C. K. DAVIS, Ramsey
—S. MILLER, Cottonwood
ist. Dis.—A. J. EDI.KRION
2d —A. K. FINSETH
3d. A N S MATTSON
For Con^rt-* (*eo:n.i District,)—
H. B. STRAIT
For county Auditor—
S.J. W I E
S. A N I E
For Register ot Dt-ed—
A E S I E
For Judge of Probate—
N. O. WERNER,
For county Attornej—
J. C. MCCLLRK
W I I A A N O I
For Court Coininis»ii.uer—
N O. W N I
For Commissioner, 4tn Dutnet—
A. J. GROVER
For Commissioner 5th Distuct—
For Senator 17th District—
F. A. FINSEIH:
For llepn"( utnti\«»?—
B. G. GROVER
O. P. HL 1 EBAl
T. (r. PEARSON
For Rejin-cnt line FRed W irur-]
II. B. WILSON.
For Repri eiititi.v [V. c!?h Burn»iue, Bel
vide-e, rcituuxtotii. ]I.i
and W acoiui.]
JON VTIIAN FINNEY.
^L^E^'iinifie your tiekot- cirefuliy,
for democratic rofovi'Hn'- h.uo spurious
"republican*' tic'-tt t» nn iteil, on which
Judge Wililur's M.mie -nhvtitutod for
Majo- Sti.:it'-. Watch lo-elv .igain^t
such frautK .m 1 lot u^ lu\_- a lair and
The Real issue.
Just as long as the democratic
party maintains its oiganization
will its ranks be filled b\ those who
were instrumental in yuoducing, and
those who sympathized with the re
belhon by those who. defeated in
the war and compelled to submit,
have grown to hate those who sub.
dued them with unabating maligni
ty. W do not say that only these
are found in that paity, foi theie
are, no doubt mam good men be
sides belonging to it, but all of the
class referred to are in that party,
and their numbeis are sufficient to
control its councils and give tone
to its sentiments. A consequence
of this is that, so long as that party
continues its oiganization, the ques
tion of loyalty will be the material
one at issue in all our federal elec
tions. Or, rather, the issue will of
necessity continue to be purely sec
tional, arraying a solid South against
a solid North
This is the most unfortunate con
dition in which it is possible for this
countiy to be placed, unless its
government *'-all be revolutionized
and its free institutions subverted,
and the continuance of this condi
tion of public sentiment, must very
speedily result in such overthrow
of our institutions. Is it not appar
ant, then, that the destruction of the
democratic organization is a con
summation devoutly to be desired,
and one for which every well wisher
of this country ought to labor It
seems *o to us. Now, understand
that we do not entertain this view
"because of any prejudice against de
mocratic or in favor of republican
leaders but simply because it is a
conclusion forced upon us by our ac
quaintance with history, the dispas
sionate study of human nature, and
our own observation of events.
So long as the democratic organi
zation continues, corrupt men will
have it in their power to control it,
and acting in concert with other cor
rupt men, who will attain leading
positions in the republican party,
this class of politicans will have
the government at their mercy.
No reformatory measures originat
ing with the people can be succes
fully carry out, for the reason that
party leaders on both sides will re
ject them, and the people will be
retained in these two organizations
by the paramount sectional issues.
Neither can the people compel the
nominations of only good men, so
long as these parties are arrayed
against each other, for the reason
that the issues between them are of
the utmost significance. The aver
age democrat sincerely believes
that the continued triumph of the
republican party will result in the
centralization of authority in the
federal government and the practi
cal subversion of the State govern
ments. And the average republi-
can as sincerely believes that a de
mocratic triumph will result in the
weakening of the federal govern
ment, and the practical elevation of
the States into independent sover
eignties, ft the public mind, then,
this is the real issue between these
two parties, and must continue to
be while they both exist and this
great overshadowing issue stands in
the way of and prevents the recog
nition of all other issues as between
these two parties.
Under these circumstances, it
seems to us that every intelligent
man ought to see that it is the first
duty of all good citizens to put one
of these parties out of existence.
And it is equally clear, that the
way to do this is to defeat the dem
ocratic party, that being the weak
er, so completely as to destroy all
hope of its success and thus force
its dissolution. This can never be
done while it is favored with local
successes, and, hence, we esteem it
our duty to do all in our power to
prevent such local successes. So
deeply are we impressed with this
belief, that we sincerely conceive it
to be best to prefer a man of ques
tionable character, who may be
nominated by the republican party,
to one of unsullied reputation who
occupies the position of a democrat
ic candidate. We want to elimin
ate the war issues from our politi
cal contests as speedily as possible,
in order that the real interests of
the country may be discussed and
the governmental policy so shaped
as to promote the welfare of the
masses of the people.
Since the begining of the canvas-,
in this district, three unsuccesful at
tempts have been made to impeach
the loyalty of Judge Wilder to the
government during the war. First,
was his resistance to the tax to re
imburse parties who had paid boun
ty moneys in order to secure cei
tain towns in this county against
the draft. Next, was his participa
tion in the democratic meeting held
in St. Paul January 8th, 1863, and
lastly, his vote in the Protestant
Episcopal general convention, held
in Philadelphia in October, 1865.
It was ©ur opinion at the start that
these accusations would prove fruit
less as assaults against the Judge,
for, although we then believed that
he had been opposed to the war,
we regarded what he then said or
thought as being immaterial at this
time, because of the different cir
cumstances. It was in our opinion,
sufficient to urge against his election
that he was the candidate of the
democratic party, and that his suc
cess would be a success of that par
ty. Republicans regard the policy
of that party as positively wrong,
and they cannot, therefore, consist
ently contribute to its success, even
for the sake of electing a gentleman
of Judge Wilder's unsullied reputa
But this opinion did not prevail.
The first accusation was made, and k?e?s'
it immediately called forth from
Judge Wilder a satisfactory explana
tion, accompanied with a positive
assertion that he had favored a vig
orous prosecution of the war from
the moment of the first attack upon
fort Sumpter. To Judge Wilder's
acquaintances of both parties this
was sufficient evidence, but it was
made stronger by the corroborative
testimony of Dr. W. W. Sweney,
whose veracity is equally unim
peachable. Still, the second accu
sation was made, notwithstanding
that it had no other foundation than
an inference drawn from the report
made of the meeting by the local
editor of an unfriendly and fiercely
partizan newspaper. It was even
less harmless to Judge Wilder's cause
than the preceding accusation, and
its utterance has had no other effect
than to arouse a more active senti
ment of friendship towards him in
the minds of political opponents who
esteem him personally. Now, we
have the third count, which is relied
upon to prove that Judge Wilder was
disloyal during the war, and, conse
quently, that what he asserts in his
letter of October 16th, to the St.
Paul Pioneer-Press and Tribune, is
untrue. Of course, this accusation
must result as have the other two,
in aiding him and damaging the pro
spects of Major Strait. It can have
no other influence for the reason
that it is not a truthful construction
of the act of Judge Wilder to which
it refers. The circumstances do not
warrant the inference.
This accusation maybe briefly
stated thus: On pages 145 and 146
of the Journal of the Protestant
Episcopal Convention held in Phil
adelphia in October, 1865, we are
told that Mr. Horace Binney, of
Philadelphia, offered tlte following
y^"V^ssr^nssi. •n'jji u^-^''m»t 4»'«'»TI***p
resolutions on the 14th day of Oc
Resolved, That this House, in most cor
dially concurring, as it has done in the reso
lution of the House of Bishops, appointing
a day of thanksgiving for the return of peace
to the country, and uoity to the eburch,
most respectfully expresses to the House of
Bishops, its earnest desire that in the relig
ious services to he appointed tor the day
especial t'lanks be offered to Almightt God
for the re-establisbment of the national au
thority over our whole country, and for the
removal of that great occasion of national
dissensions and estrangement to which our
late troubles were due.
Mr. Chambers, of Maryland mov
ed to lay the resolutions upon the
table, which was agreed to. Dr. D.
R. Goodwin, of Penn., moved to re
consider the vote to lay upon the
table, when Mr. W. H. Battle, of
North Carolina, moved to lay upon
the table the motion to reconsider,
which was carried. Judge E. T.
Wilder, of Red Wing, voted "aye"
upon this motion.
Again, upon pages 198 to 210 of
the same Journal, we find it record
ed that, on the 17th day of October,
(three days later,) Mr. Binney offer
ed the following:—
Resolved, That the judgment of this
House it is the duty of a body of christian
men which hast offered its devout and earn
est praye.- to Almighty God for a great
natioual blessing, to render its thanksgiving
to Hi in, when thit ble-sing has been gra
Resolved. Thif this House having, -y
solemn resolution. «d pred at its *es«ii
October, 1S62, jl-dged to the national gov
ernment its devout and earnest prayers,
"toat its efforts might be so guided with
wisdom and replenished with strength tln.t
they might be crowned with speedy and
complete succeBfj" which effor 8 for t^e r«
establishmcnt ot the nati ual ,iuthiruy
over our whole country, have now ie»n
ciowned with success, it becou.es our dui}
to tender ou thanksgiving to Him, to whom
that success is du.
Resolved, That the aidless of j\iuja'by
from the Synod ot the Canadian chtircu,
lateh sent to thi* convention by the H'ui'e
of Bislop*. 'vith the txp't'ssion of their
gient satisfaction theuat. which wasconcur
1 (1 in b\ tin- ilouap. did most real I ami
tru e\jie- the tiu*t "that a* the -igiu..l
cause of he separate octween \u erect
portion- of our church h.if! 1 ow ceased to
operate, tne fe*linr« brotherly love and
zeal in su| ior ot the same balk wed pnu»
ciple- luc 1 imerl) uuited the im ler*
ot oui chuuh in out o«h, would rea-st r'
then clnms, and tnmii,'1! o.er th*- e\'ei i.il
cau-ts whi had kept 1 apart'
Re-)hei. lh it lejoicin^. as we rd.au\
do, .it the future jr-teet of entn-e and
broken union am in.: a 'UP portions of ot
church, we cleeir it »ur uuv to render our
devout thanke^ivm, t» le Divide Head of
the church for the removal ot that ^re-it oc
casion of nation il d'.-sen- ocs a id estrange
ment, referred to b\ (.ur Canadian fellow
churchmen, to which we feel, with them,
that our lite tiom le- \voiedue.
Go\ernoi Washington Hunt, of
New York, moved to lay the resolu
tions upon the table, and the motion
was carried,-r-Judge Wilder voting
Those wHo put this accusation
forward seem to overlook the fact
that the motions were carried in
both instances, and that, too, by
large majorities, and that to the ex
tent that these votes were proofs of
disloyalty against Judge Wilder, so
were they, also, proofs of disloyalty
against a large majority of the entire
Protestant Episcopal church of this
country and moreover, that in 1862
a large proportion of these same del
egates had joined in pledging to the
government the moral support of
the church in the prosecution of the
war to "speedy and complete sue-
j«_^i__ __« /•. .1 "bring such a sweeping charge against
any church, even inferentially nor
are we even prepared to call in
question the veracity of Judge Wil
der, Dr. W. W. Sweney, Mr. E. J.
Hodgson, Mr. B. B. Herbert and
others on any such flimsy pretext.
Read the letter of Right Reverend
E. R. Welles, which will be found
in another column, concerning the
action of that convention.
It is sufficient for us, and it ought
to be sufficient for every intelligent
republican, to oppose Judge Wilder
because he is a democrat and the
nominee of the democratic party,
whose election will constitute a de
mocratic success and strengthen that
party in the present and in the
future. For reasons that we have
frequently given, we regard the pol
icy of that party as radically wrong,
and its success as certain to bring dis
aster upon the ,country ultimately.
Its policy is dictated by a force
which Judge Wilder will not be able
to withstand, and if he refuses to be
swept along by it, he will be left
adrift, without influence or capacity
to do good. The object is to use
him in this canvass, not for the coun
try's sake, but to secure the re-estab
lishment of that party in power, in
order that its corrupt leaders may
reap the advantages hereafter. We
urge our republican friends to stand
by their own party, not simply to
defeat Judge Wilder, but to prevent
this government falling into the
control of men whose records prove
them to be the unscrupulous enem
ies of our institutions, who would
delight in tearing down and destroy
ing the power that subjected them
to defeat and humuilation.
£f»See that H. B. Strait's name is
on your tickets, for there are republican
tickets bearing Judge Wilder's name.
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E A A E
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PROPRIETOR OF THE GRANDEST AND MOST COMPLETE
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Respectfully directs the attention of consumers of such goods to his
large and excellent stock of the very choicest of Imported and Domestic
goods, in elegant, fashionable, and honestly gotten up Clothing for Men,
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nc shoddy and trashy goods, calculated to deceive are kept where mis
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Closing Out Sale of an Old Reliable Establish
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NOW IS YOUR TIME TO BUY
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(A Large Proportion of which was made in my shop in Red Wing.)
Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps,
Cloth for Suitings, Overcoating doth,
AT AND BELOW COST!
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REGARDLESS OF COST!
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MAIN STREET, RED WING, MINN.
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