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MS GRANGE ADVANCE.
WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 6, 76
11. II. YOUNG, Publisher & Editor.
An Exaggerated Story.
The Pioneer-Press of the 30th
inst., publishes a horrible story of
murder and outrage in Louisiana,
being the testimony given by a col
ored women named Eliza Pinkston,
before the Returning Board of that
State, to show that the democrats
resort to violence and intimidation
in Ouachita parish.. The story
that her house was visited by white
men during a night shortly before
the election, that her husband was
dragged out of bed, taken a few
yards from the house and atrocious
ly butchered, that her babe's throat
was cut and the dead body cast in
to the lake, and that she was out
raged by the assailants and then
barbarously hacked with an axe and
knives. Throughout the story is hor
rible beyond conception, and, asdeemed
the women told it, far worse than
even the highly colored accounts of
cruelties perpetrated by savages.
Indeed, it is incredible that men
The answer made by the witness
to the question: if she "did not on
the morning after the occurrence,
state to John Swanson and Tidwell
that a colored man killed her hus
band, ought to have been sufficient
to prevent their believing or even
listening to hei any farther. Her
answer was: "Oh, no, they were not
there. There were two colored
men there, but Tuhuelltold me not
to tell who they were. Oh, no oh,much
no no, no, no we ain't going to
have it that way. They were white
men. They all came back and tried
to kill me but they can't have any
hing that way!" Would any judge on
the bench, or any jury, heed the tes
timony of a witness in a criminal trial
who should so plainly indicate that
she was telling a made-up statement
and that she was so determined to
have it after "her own way," and after
the way of those who prompted her
to tell it We cannot think so, and
we regard this answer as plainly in
dicating that Eliza Pinkston was
telling a manufactured story and
telling it altogether too strongly.
We ardently desire to see Hon.
R. B. Hayes president of the United
States, and fear for the future of the
country if he should not be, but we
cannot believe that he would ac
cept the position, if secured by such
evidence as this incredible state-
event of his election. We cannot
accept the evidence of any single
individual, however worthy, in estab
lishing the truth of a statement
which stigmatizes humanity gen
The Greenback Policy.
We are sorry to see so many news
paper writers throughout the coun
try laboring to bring the subject of
financial reform into ridicule, be
cause Peter Cooper happened to
get comparatively few votes for
President. They think, no doubt,
that the result of the election proves
the "greenback" policy to be un
popular, and, therefore, feel free to
ridicule it and those who advocate
it. Did those gentlemen ever stop
to consider that nearly every one of
those who orginated and were pro
minent early advocates of this theo
ry refused to support Mr. Cooper
in the recent election? Well, such
is the fact, and why? Because they
the preservation of our free
institutions to be of paramount im
portance to the advocacy of a poli
cy which was not likely to be
brought about by voting the inde-
could do such things as this woman dependent ticket. They knew that
alleges were done to herself and her I Mr. Cooper could not be elected,
family on the occasion and under because the great mass of the peo
the circumstances described, and es
pecially that the perpetrators could
be men of education, refinement and
social position, as those against
whom she brings the charges are which ever of the old parties they
known to be. Then, again, the wo
men's story is inconsistent with it
self. She does not confine it to the
plan and arrangements which a true
occurrence such as she describes
would naturally follow. It is after
the style of Lippard's novels, too
horrible and improbable for either
truth or fiction and because we
cannot forget that we are a man,
even in the heat of our partisan,
zeal, we are forced to conclude that
Eliza Pinkston's story is a falsehood,
a foul slander against the people of
Louisiana, an infamous libel against
the entire people of the United
States, and an injust imputation
against humanity generally. That
it is, in short, wholly unworthy of
belief and that proper regard for
their fellow-men should have prompt
ed those to whom it was first told
to have rebuked the author of it
severely and kept it from being pub
pie of the country were enrolled in
the other parties, and regarded it as
an imperative duty to throw their
own votes and influence in favor of
believed it would be safest to entrust
with the management of the govern
Because they did this under the
emergencies existing is no sign that
they have abandoned the greenback
theory. Nor does it follow that
their future advocacy of that policy
will be any indication that they shall
have repented of the course pursu
ed in the recent canvass. We shall
expect every one of them to resume
his advocacy of that theory as soon
as the proper time anives, and be
lieve that he will have greater influ
ence in gaining friends for it than
if he had shown himself so engross
ed with it as to lose sight of every
thing else. When men espouse an
unpopular doctrine, and blindly de
vote themselves to it to the neglect
of other important matters, they lose
their standing and influence in socie
ty, and become the butts of jests
but when they are temperate in urg
ing it upon the attention of the peo
ple, and, by taking an interest in
other questions, show that they have
not become insane because of much
pondering over that single idea,
they retain their social positions and
are able to do far more good than
their over-zealous co-believers.
Hence, we look for Messrs. Kelley,
Booth, Butler and other prominent
advocates of monetary reform to do
more for that cause than if
they had advocated the election of
We are not even prepared to say
that those who were extremists in
advocating the greenback reform
did no good. On the contrary, we
believe that they have done a great
deal and as they have labored chief
ly at their own expense, without any
show of reward, society owes them
respect and gratitude rather than
ridicule. They have contributed
largely towards educating the public
mind on this subject, which is a very
important one, and if their efforts
have borne but little fruit so far,
we must remember that the season
for it to produce is not yet passed,
and in good time it will yield large
ly. Just now public attention is con
centrated upon other more exciting
topics, and no opportunity is afford,
edfor ascertaining the prevalence of
the sentiment in favor of financial
ment, or that it would even be best reform, but we have faith to believe
for him to do so. It would afford a that it is both extensive and deeply
basis for questioning the integrity
of his election sufficiently sound to
materially injure the future prospects
of the republican party, and would
detract seriously from the influence
of Mr. Hayes* administration to ac
complish those important reforms
which we have hoped for in thepresent
seated, sufficiently so to convince
politicians of both the old parties
that it it essential for them, in order
to maintain themselves in official
positions, to adopt some measure at
once which will afford the country
relief from the oppressiveness of the
financial system. If they are
not already convinced they soon will
be, that the American people will not
continue submissive to a policy
which tends to a rapid concentra
tion of wealth in the hands of the
—We ask it of our readers, as due
to the people of the South, to them
selves and to humanity generally,
that they do not credit all they read
and hear concerning'. the political
difficulties in Louisiana, South Car
olina and Florida. At this distance
from the scene we cannot possibly
discriminate between the true and
false, but that both parties are pub
lishing a great deal that is false
about each other is obvious. There
is a good deal of excitement through
out the entire country and unprinci
pled men of both parties are taking
advantage of it to stir up strife. Let
us, therefore, examine everything
closely and critically before accept
ing it as true. The peace of the
country is in danger, and the peril
consists in this liability of the peo
pie to listen to and heed the malici
ous stories originated by the malev
olent and circulated by the thought
less, who are prompted by an excess
MCDONALD & KELLOGG,
Successors to E. K. Sparrell,
Dealers in all kinds of
FURNITURE, FINE CHAMBER
SUITS, PARLOR SUITS,
MARBLE and WOOD TOP
A full line of Cane and Wood Seat
WOVEN WIRE MATTRESSES,
Sole agents for the S Spring Beds,
Extension & Breakfast
Hair, Palm, Sea-grass and Husk
LIVE GEESE FEATHERS,
Also a fall Hoe of
Wood Coffins, Metallic Burial Caskets,
and Undertakers" Supplies
At prices that defy Competition.
30m3 No. 76 Main at. Red Wing, Minn.
'WARD L. BAKER.
HEAV AND SHELF
74 MAIN STREET.
RED WING, MINN.
IVES & HASLER'S
We are the authorized agents of several
of the most reliable insurance companies in
the United States. We hare embarked in
the insurance business determined to stay
with you and ask a fair share ofyour busi
ness. We want first class risks and none
others, and will write small lines on strictly
No. 1. buildings and stocks at rates muoh
less than have been asked during the last
two or three years.
Onr rule is to write a risk for what it is
worth,and having no assessmentstopay to
the National Board we era insure yoor
property at less rates than tntee eompanicf
paying large yearly dues for having rates
made for them. Onr companies have each
a large net surplus over aft liabilities, and
during the past years have steadily mad*
money, their percentage of lots being ia ev
ery instance far less than that of tie most
popular Board Companies. We invite the
elosest scrutiny of the Oompaatee we repre
sent and are anxious te immpeie their
standing and ability with any company
represented in Red wtagr aad eaa prove
to any fair minded man that their policies
are indemnity In any tense of the term.
Call at onr ofloe and see if we can't.
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orest Tar Troches,
or Sore Throat, Hoarseness, Tickling Cough and
orest Tar Salve,
or J1"til1ne indolent Sores, Ulcers, Cuts, Burns.
i»..d iur I'Ht
orest Tar Soap,
or 1. Hand-v, t^alt Bueum, Skin Diseases.
i« oiUjt Jen Bath.
orest Tar Inhalers,
or Inhaling for Catarrh,Consumption, Asthma.
For Sale by all Druggists.
TpOR the speedy Cure of Seminal Weak.
ness, Lost Manhood, and all disorders
brought on by Indiscretion or Excess.
Any Druggist nas the ingredients.
AOORESS JAQUEScV O CINCINNATI, 0.
This medicine is no compound from weeds
grown in a cow pasture in Maine or the foot
hills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, but
from the Australian Blue Gum leaf. There
tore, alter all other known remedies have
failed and you are struck with death, try
the Eucalyptus and be convinced that there
isoue man living that can tell the truth in
this centeumai year ot National corruption.
Will Cure InttaLnm.ttion in Bladder and
Will cure Coughs and LungComplaints.
E A S
Will cure Fever and Ague, and Rheumatism
Will cure '•WP MI 'I and Thrmt.
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J. WILKINS. 212 7Hi Ave. Clinton, Iowa.
For sale by F. A POOLE, Red
Wing, Minn 45m3
the State of Il
linois for the
pose of giving
2 lief in all cases of private, chronic, and uri
nary diseases in :il' their complicated forms.
It is well known that Dr. James has stood
J** at the head of the pt\ tension for the past
E5 30 years. Age and exnerlence are a!l-im
portant. SEMINAL WEAKNESS, night
»losses fay dreams, pimples on the face, lost
5? manhood, can positively be cured Ladies
•wanting the mo«t del-cate pttent'on. c.il! or
.£2 write. Pleasant honu for pt tients. A book
for the million Marriage Guide, which
tells you all about these diseases—who
j-i should marry—why not—10 cents to pay
postage. Dr. James is 60 years ot age, and
and has 50 rooms and parlors. Consulta
»2 tion free. You see no one but the doctor.
Office hours 9 a. to 7 p. m. Sundays 10
.m-t to 12. AH busine3.« strictly confidential.
THE ENEMY OF DISEASE!
THE FOE OF PAIN
To MAN and BEAST
IS THE GRAND OLD
Whv has stood the test of 40 years
There is no Sore it will not Heal, no
Lameness it will not Cure, no Ache,
no Pain, that afflict? the human body,
or the body of a horse or other domestic
animal that does not yield to it9 magic
touch. A bottle costing 25c, 50c, or
$1.00, has often saved the life of a hu
man being, and restored to life and use*
fulness many a valuable horse. 22yl
Feed Mill and Store,
Third street near Bush,
For Toll or Cash.
A full stock of
GROUND FEED, CORN and OATS,
FLOUR, GRAHAM FLOUR,
Kept on hand and for sale at Lowest
Im3 F. C. BOYNTON.
C. H. & W. H. CRARY,
Doctors of Dental Surgery
OAee ia new Poat Office Block.
Raaideneeon Third street, with Mr*,
V. Towne. Red Wing, Minnesota.
Attorney at Law,
Oftee over Old Poat Office building. Red
"THE POO MAFS FRIEND."
Fall and Winter Programme.
E A A E
Graham's Block. Corner Main & Third Sts-
PROPRIETOR OF THE GRANDEST AND MOST COMPLETE
LY AND ATTRACTIVELY STOCKED
Clothing, Boots and Shoe, and Hat and Cap
Store in the Northwest,
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,
Boys and Children. His stock excels by far any stock ever before shown
in this section of the country, and his prices are so low that
A few Dollars will Procure an Entire Outfit
at Cheap Charley's justly celebrated ONE PRICE Clothing Store, where
no shoddy and trashy goods, calculated to deceive are kept where mis
representations are not permitted, and where no one is liable to become a
victim of misplaced confidence.
As I am a Manufacturer of Clothing, on a very large scale, I am able
to and will undersell all competitors here and elsewhere.
Come and patronize the house that has fairly earned tne reputation of
being one of the most honestly and best conducted in the State, the mot
to of which is to give the people the most goods and of the best material
for the least money.
Come and you will find stacks of Clothing, piles of Blankets, heaps of
Buffalo Robes, hundreds of boxes of Boots and Shoes and Hats and Caps,
and Gents' Furnishing Goods by the thousands and remember that I
have ONE PRICE ONLY
Good Goods. Quick Sales and Small Profits,
Is the motto of the Poor Man's Friend.
D. F. BLOOMAR.
Closing Out Sale of an Old Reliable Establish
ment of Fourteen Years Standing.
NOW IS YOUR TIME TO BUY
I shall thig day commence a Closing Out Sale of my entire stock of
Men's and Boy's Ready-Made Clothing!
[A Large Proportion of which was made in my sJtop in Red Wing.)
Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps,
Cloth for Suitings, Overcoating Cloth,
AT AND BELOW COST I
Many articles of my Stock I will positively sell
REGARDLESS OF COST!
As I desire te change my business with the least possible delay.
You may implicitly rely upon my assertion that
HOW is the TIME and my STORE the PLAGE
TO BTJ GOODS CHEAPER
Than they were ever before offered in
the city of Red Wing.
I want erery body to call and see me and find out that
MEAV WHA SAT Ho. ST Groan Front,
MAIN STREET, RED WING, MINN.
si.i WM. EISENBRAND.