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THE GRANGE ALVANGE.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL. 25,1877.
II. H. YOUNG, EDITOR.
The Governor's Proclamation-
Some "Sons of Monkeys" up in
the "Athens of the Northwest,"
(and we mean no disrespect in call
ing them thus, inasmuch as they
profess faith in the "development
theory" of Mr. Darwin and claim to
have sprung from that source,)
Whew what a long parenthesis
As we were sa ing, some of these
quadrutoana in the goodly city
aforesaid, in which sawdust doth
abound, are seriously distressed be
cause his Excellency, Governoi
Pillsbury, hath set apart the 26th
day of this month for a day of fast
ing and prayer for deliverance
from the grass-hopper scourge.
They are so greatly exercised that
their plaints fill columns in the St.
Paul papers and make up tor omis
sions of the humoious departments
in said prints, for their productions
are almost as pointless as the ordi
nary run of newspaper jokes.
W can hardly understand what it
is of which these developed baboons
complain inasmuch as the Govern
or, in his proclamation, makes no
allusion to them whatever. on
ly invites "the people" of the State
to observe the day. This surely
cannot be construed as meaning
monkeys, baboons, apes, ouran-out
angs, or the offspring of these, no
matter how much developed or
well-dressed they may be, any more
than it might be supposed to include
horses, cattle, dogs, or jackasses.
Under the circumstances, therefore*
we are forced to conclude that the
Minneapolitan developed monkey
leaguers are altogether too sensi
tive—too thin-skinned. They flatter
themselves in supposing that our
worthy chief executive has given
them any cause of offence. They
were not spoken to nor of, nor do
we presume that they were even
thought of in this connection. But,
seriously speaking, in issuing this
proclamation Governor Pillsbury
has recognized the fact that the peo
ple of this State are generally a God
worshipping people. They may
not keep all His commandments
may, indeed, do many wicked acts
but the very large majority believe
in Him and in His providential care
for all His creatures, and in the
efficacy of prayer. Hence, in set
ting apart a day for fasting and
prayer, the Governor has wisely de
ferred to this very popular sentiment,
and no one has cause to find fault.
As for the fear that the impression
will obtain abroad, through the pub
lication of this proclamation, that
the whole State is impoverished by
this plague, it is all nonsense. In
the papers publishing the proclama
tion are paragraphs conveying cor
rect information about the grasshop
pers and ,the extent of their ravages
and the people who lead the one
will, also, read the other.
Those anomalous creatures who
•constitute the free-thinking league,
ought not to expect that the world
will submit to their dictation, even
if their fathers were monkeys, for it
is the nature of men to differ from
each other even in opinion, and
each one desires chiefly to have his
own way inasmuch as he believes his
own way to be the right way.
he following extracts from a
private letter received by a resident
of this city from a friend in Califor
nia contains some information not
found in the newspapers anywhere,
we believe, although it is of consid
erable moment and will be read
with interest. Th writer lives in
San Luis, Olispo county, Califorina,
and the letter is dated April 8th
and 10th, 1877.
This year is remarkably dry, not rain
•enough to raise grain, and the grass is
flow all drying up. It is terrible.
There will be thousands of cattle die
I from starvation. A great many are
dying already, and no one knows what
it will be this fall and winter before
grass comes ngain. Wo have three or
four thousand acres of runche, may be
enough to keep stock we don't wish to
dispose of. I. is trying to soil all his.
W. sold at tho corral, a few days ago,
two hundred head of hogs at live con's
per lb. He only kept one hundred or
so, for he will not raise grain this
year, though we put in ti great deal.
It looks a little like rain and if it should
rain we may get some hay.
This year is fearfully dry, terribU*.
You have no idea how much so. Very
many are leaving California. Woaio
well off in comparison with thousands
here owing to our curly sale of stock,
and if we happen to sell half our cattle
will get along very well. Flour is com
ing up very fast, and wc are getting
our supply for one year.
I got a letter from brother D. a few
days ago, he is living one hundred and
forty miles north of here He says
every spear of grass is dry everywhere
near where he is. lie i* doing very
well, but savs there are hundreds there
that do not have half enough to eat, 1
thousands that are out of employment
business of all kinds dull. We will ha\
some fruit, such as almonds, peaches,
apples and peare.
The above was written on the 8th
of April, a posteript dated April 10th,
77' says: "The wind is blowing ter
riylb—everything drying up before it.
As a matter of general informa
tion lespecting the workings of
building associations we republish
the following article from the St.
Paul Disdatch. It will be observed,
that the association alluded to has
enabled a large number of persons
of moderate means to provide
homes for themselves, at a monthly
outlay but little if any in excess of
the rent they would have paid in
the same interval for buildings of
even less value. In this way, it
has benefitted them greatly. It has
advantaged the city in that it has
led to the ei ection of a large num
ber of handsome little residences,
which would hardly have been built
but for the aid extended by it. This
has led to an advancement generally
in the price of real estate in the res
idence portions of the city. Still
another good result is, that those
members of the association who
have rot been borrowers have en
joyed opportunity for the invest
ment of their savings in small
monthly installments, and will re
ceive therefor, on the winding up
of the company's affairs, that is in
about eight years alter its start, a
sum more than double the aggre
gate of their monthly payments.
Such associations have so far been
confined to large cities in this coun
try, but they are similar to the Ger
man "guilds" or rural banks, and
and there is no reason why the
plan may not be so modified as to
be made available for agricultural
ists and the residents of small vil
lages here. Indeed, in this system
*s to be found the ground-work of a
plan which will measurably relieve
western farmers from the necessity
of borrowing from Eastern capital
ists. Let the granges and farmers'
clubs consider the matter, for it is
an important one to every Western
man, woman and child.
The eighth annual meeting of the
Working Men's Building Society this eve
ning gives us a fitting opportunity to pre
sent a few facts connected with the work
ing of the most successful building socie
ty in the city. The working Men's Socie
ty has been organized just seven years,
and has the same principal officers now
that it had when it commenced business.
It has issued seven series of stock, and
has now outstanding 7,286 shares of
which 1,678 shares are in the first
series, representing $83,900, and which
will reach their par value after the
payments on the first of July. The
first issue of stock was for $200,000 in
$50, shares upon which the holders have
paid 25 cents per month for seven years,
equal to 84 payments, and with the
four additional payments to make will
be 88 payments in all, or just $22 paid
out, and the harvest will be gathered in
July next of a sum equal to $50 for
share each, or $28 for interest on the av
erage term of 4 years on $22. All this
increase is pure saving. We venture
to say that not one in twenty of the in
vestors in this building society would
have had anything to represent the
principal, let alone the interest, at the
end of seven or eight years, if they had
not thus accumulated the amount by
small monthly payments.
These accumulations of savings are
represented by the oomfortable figures
of $174,444.48, being an average annu
al saving of $25,000 to the members of
this society alone. The total number
of shares pledged for loans in the socie
ty is 3,182, aggregating $159,100. Of
the first series stock there are only 343
•hares remaining upon which no money
has been borrowed, and to redeem these
the society will disburse $17,150.
In building societies, like otter sav
ings institutioi the parties 1 'ho bor
row the money pay the profit*, but un
like most other savings institutions, the
borrower gets hack share of tip profits
in igqual proportion to the amount of his
stock, just the same as the nian who
does not borrow. This is where the
building society is »s yet. superior to all
other savings institutions for tie accu
mulation of small savings, besides giv
ing a credit to e.ieh member tqual to
the prospective sivings of seven or eight
jears, at onee. Uer«' are two aood rea
sons by mechanics and labonng men
should secuic stock in building societies.
The total disbursement* for tjhe year,
of this society, were $Ci612.34.
There were twenty-nine loanp made
during the year all that were cilledfor.
The total number of borrower daring
the \car has been 2S5 and of t^is num
ber 130 have been repaid. Tie mort
gage loans amount to $16'4il00, of
which $64,850 will be cancelled by the
maturity of the first series in July.
The borrowers for the last three or four
years have not been so numerous be
cause of the general depression in busi
ness. With the revival of trijae and
confidence, competition for tho society's
money would soon start up again, and
the city would be the gainer by the in
crease of new buildings.
The benefit to the city by thq organi
zation of building societies is as great
as it is to the individual members of
the societies, and the general public
who are not versed in the working of
the societies would be astonished if the
figures could be aggregated of the
amount of real estate which has been
improved and increased in value by the
advantages given to the owners to bor
row small sums of money, whiph they
could not have secured in any other way.
The Price of Wheat.
The prospect is growing brighter
for the farmers of Minnesotai as the
season advances. The expected
war between Russia and Turkey, a
severe snow storm in southern Eu
rope, unfavorable weather in France
and England, and an exceedingly
blighting and protracted drouth in
California conspire to confirr^ even
the most despondent croakers in
this favored region that theri may
possibly "be a good time coming"
in the very early future. Indeed,
these causes and a disposition to
speculate has already sent the! price
of wheat up, and last week we heard
of sales being made at $1.52 and
some holders expect to get as^ high
as $1.75. While we do not believe
it good policy to excite the hopes of
the community unduly, knowing
that people prefer surprises to dis
appointments, we cannot avoid the
conviction that the price of the great
staple production of the Northwest
will be much higher during the com
ing season than it has bepn for a few
yeais past, and we believe that this
will be the case whether the eastern
war occurs or not.
The reports from the wheat grow
ing regions of Califarnia| as will be
seen from extracts from a letter
which we publish elsewhere, are of
the gloomiest character. The dearth
these is so great that hay enough
will not probably be produced to
feed the cattle, and these must eith
er be driven to more favored locali
ties or allowed to starve. From the
breadstuff producing regions of
southern and southeastern Europe
the reports indicate a decidedly
short crop and in England and
France the appearances are equally
unfavorable. True, all such reports
are apt to be exaggerated, for it is a
habit of human nature to exaggerate
its miseries and misfortunes, but, af
ter making ample allowance for this,
there is still room for believing that
the supply of breadstuffs generally
will fall short of the usual average
yield, and that high prices will,
therefore, be maintained. Unfortu
nately for Minnesota farmers, and
especially those of limited means,
they have already marketed nearly
their entire last year's crop and can
not, therefore, derive any benefit
from present high prices but we
hope they may have a big yield this
year for we are confident that prices
will continue high until their next
crop is disposed of.
—The proposed bonus to the
projected railway from St. Paul to
the Iowa State line is meeting with
a good deal of opposition from re
sidents of St. Paul. The denizens
of that berg have had enough of
paying bonuses to railway compan
ies. They don't even believe in
taking stock by the city government.
For Throat,Lungs, Asthma, and Kidneys.
Inhalation for Catarrh. Consumption,
I Bronchitis, and Asthma.
orest Tar Troches,
or Sore Throat, Hoarseness, Tickling Cough ana
Purifying the Breath.
orest Tar Salve,
JicaUoR Indolent Sores. Ulcers, Cats, Burns,
ttud fo Piles.
Chapped Bands, Salt Bheum, SKtn Diseases,
the Toile and Bath
orestt Tar. Inhalers,
or Inhaling for Catarrh, Consumption, Asthma.
For Sale by all Druggists.
AT RED WING, MINN.
W. L. CORNELIUS
Give me a call. E. A. LEVI,
STAR CLOTHING HALL.
PIANOS and ORGANS!
A large variety of styles of
OP THE BEST QUALITY, AN
ON VERY LIBERAL TERMS.
Call and see before purchasing.
Music Rooms adjoining Dental Booms.
F. A WILLIAMSON, Ageat.
C. H. & W. H. CRARY,
Doctors of Dental Surgery
Office in new Post Office Block.
Residence corner of Third and Franklin
sts., T. B. Sheldon's former residence. Rad
BSE WING IRON WOBKS.
All kinds of Castings made to order, and
finishing and blacksmithing done on short
Ofa supe rior pattern for sale at low prices.
MEAT MARKET, &c,
Third Street, Red Wing, Minn.,
SOW, SAKSS & .NEUSECK,
Packers and Stock Dealers.
Keep constantly on hand a large and
choice selection of fresh meats, Game and
Fish. The best of Oysters in their season.
TjpOH tho speedy Cure of Seminal VI ?ak
ness, Lost Mnn^ood, and all disorders
brought on by Indiscretion or Byoss..*.
Any Druggist has the ingredients.
AOORESS A E S &. CO.,CINCINNATI,
THE BUSH STREET JEWELLER.
I have already received a large lot of fine
PANTS, & VESTS,
A S & CAPS,
And everything pertaining to
Un-Laundried Shirts a
SIX FO SIX DOLLARS
Is Still on Hand With a Complete Stock.
I, he or a a plea
sure in announcing that I am still in Red Wing, and I assure my friends
and the public that I am "a fixture" here and propose to remain My
,business has been a "success'" for which I am truly grateful, and em
brace this occasion to tender to all my patrons my sincere thanks. I
hope to deserve and receive your patronage in the future as in the past,
for I fully appreciate your kindness and pledge you my word that I will
always endeavor to do the fair thing by you all. stock consist of
of which I am daily receiving large invoices, made expiessly for this mar
ket at our own manufactory in Chicago, and in the very latest styles. I
keep, also, the largest stock of
HATS AND CAPS,
ever brought to this city and an immense stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
including Men's, Women's and Children's wear. Likewise
CENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
in endless variety and style and made of the best material.
My friends, I congratulate you that I am able and willing to sell you
CHEAPER THAN EVER!
I have never deceived you, and I never will I believe that you have
confidence in me, and that confidence I will never betray! On that you
may stake you battom dollar.
Don't buy until you call and see me, in Graham's block, corner of
Main and Bush streets.
Graham's Block, Corner Main &. Bush Sts..
NELSON & PETERSON,
Hardware, Stores, Tinware.
a Machinery a
BUILDERS', HARDWARE, ME
CHANIC'S TOOLS AND
Opposite the old Post Office
Bash srteet,Red Wing, Mian.
HUDSON & CO.
Plumbers and Cas and
Make a specialty of all kinds of
ALL WORK WARRANTED FOR
^&~Call at the store next to the Savings
Dank on Third street. 20m3
Dealer in alll kindsof
GRAIN, FLOUR, HIDES, LIME,
SALT, CEMENT, &c.
Tickets for saleto all important points via
River and Rail, East, West, North and
Stone Warehouse on Levee.
A Home and Farm
OF YOUR OWN
On the line of a GREAT RAILROAD, with
good markets both Bast and West*
Now is the Time to Secure it.
Mild Climate. Fertile Soil, Best Country
for Stock Raising in the United States.
Books, Maps, Full information, also
"THIS PIONBKB," sent free to all parts of the
world. Address O.F.DAVIS,
Land Com. U. P. B. R.
20w5 OMAHA, NEB.
D. E. BLOOMAR,
'WARD L. BAKER.
HEAVY AN SHELF
74 MAIN STREET.
RED WING, MINN.
Bush street next door to old Post
Remember that when you buy of Corne*
lius, you get full value for your money, he
warrants everything he sells to give perfect
satisfaction or money refunded.
Special attention given to repairing and
rating watches, also general jewelry repair
ing done at reasonable prices.
—No extra charge for engraving.
300 Acres of Land.
SOUTHSIDE ADDITION TO RED
IN FIVE OB TEN ACBE LOTS.
This Land will be sold at from $100.00 to
200.00 per acre. Apply to S. D. GREEN
WOOD, Red Wing Minn. 21m3