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BRAZOS BOTTOMS, TEXAS,
April 4th, 1877.
Friend L. According to promise I
will write yon a few lines. I am as you
see in the Brazos river country and am
in good health and spirits. I get the
GRANGE ADVANCE regularly every
week and it is a welcome visitor. I
often think of remarks I have some
times heard in regard to local papers.
I have heard men say: 0, these local
papers must be supported, I suppose,
but for news give me the Chicago
Tribune, or the New York Tribune, or
some paper of that grade. Now I look
at the matter in a different light than
I did some time ago. I find that the
ADVANCE is more eagerly read than al
most any other paper I get hold of now
a-days. Perhaps it is because I am a
long distance from home, and the paper
always brings news from home, but of
one thing I am certain and that is, I
am always glad when the mail comes
and brings the ADVANCE, and I would
not willingly do without it.
By the way, I noticed a few weeks
since an article entitled "Grasshoppers,
can they be destroyed," &c, I can give
you a little information in regard to the
matter. Since that article was written,
Johnson's Cotton Worm Destroyer has
been tried in Colorado county, for the
destruction of the hoppers and it proves
a success. They have put in an ap
pearance here in force this year, and
Judge Johnson tried the experiment
and demonstrated the fact that it will
kill them as well as the cotton worm,
and calculated that it will save the crop
You over estimated the cost of the
machine a little. It costs mounted on
two wheels as you saw them here, $140
or the tank, suitable for using on a com
mon wagon, can be furnished for sixty
five dollars, and an eccentric or crank
can easily be fastened to one of the
spokes in the wagon for working the
pump. One package of the destroying
compound will kill the worms or hop
pers on twenty acres of ground and
costs one dollar.
The suggestions in the article afore
said were good and perhaps after you
Minnesotians are tired of trying prayer,
smoke, fire, &c, they will try the cotton
worm destroyer, as it costs but one dol
lar to try it and "we 'ana" have certain
ly established the fact that it will kill
A word or two about this man J. W
Johnson. He knows nothing whatever
about my writing this to you, nor did
he ever expect or intend to sell a pack
age of the compound in the northern
States. He is a thoroughly educated
and practical man, as you know, and
has put several useful .inventions
through the patent office, and originally
experimented with the compound with
the design of getting up something to
save his own crops on his large planta
tion in Colorado Co. He not only has
done that but since that time some hun
dreds of planters have had reason to
bless the day that first made them ac
quainted with Johnson's Cotton Worm
I see by the papers that two or three
parties from Prescott, Wisconsin, have
been down in the northern part of this
State the past winter and have gone
back home disgusted, declaring they do
not like Texas. Well I don't know as
I am surprised at all, Texas is a large
State to look over in a few days and of
course all men cannot be suited, and
that a poor man should come here with
out a cent and get rich directly is hard
ly to be expected. I will go further
and say that a man without means has
no business here. He is a great deal
better off up there, especially if he has
a family. I am well aware that this
version of the matter does not corres
pond with Tthose models cf truth and
veracity known as Emigration Docu
ments," but as I am not paid for lying
I am not going to lie for the sake of
getting some poor devil to put his foot
into it and then having him curse me
What we most need in this country is
men of brains and capital. It is a pious
notion to have them go together but if
you can't arrange it in that way, send
along the capital and we will either
furnish the brains or worry along the
best we can without them. As I said
some time ago I am getting along pret
ty well here and like the country pretty
well but were I laboring under the dis
advantages that many men are in this
region, I would speedily get out of it
(if I could) and make a bee line for
Minnesota. As it is I am working on
a fair salary, have steady employment
and am at work for as good a man as
there is in the State, yet with all these
things in my favor, I often think that
if I had a wife and six children and a
mother-in law in the north I would
write them an affectionate letter advis
ing them to stay there.
I am reminded of John Arkins, of
your city, who spent several years im
mediately following tho war in New Or
leans. Some years ago, Johnny was in
Red Wing on a visit. I asked him how
he liked the south as a home. He re
plied very deliberately, "0 I like it
pretty well, but the fact is there is most
too much nigger down there." The av
erage Yankee will find it as John ex
pressed it, and won't like said nigger
unless his the Yankee's head is shaped
Speaking of our African brother ro
minds me of a specimen we had here on
the place the other day. He worked
here some time, but was a worthless
scamp, and finally it became necessary
to discharge him. What did the rascal
do before he left but put some poison
either in the lard or soda and came
precious near killing the whole lot of us.
He evidently labored under the impres
sion that we were cotton worms or
grasshoppers and required killing.
There is a rare chance tor missionary
work with that fellow wherever he is
and if you have a missionary out of bus
iness it would be well to send him down
and by the way send him soon, for I am
hunting wild turkeys some of late and
if I sight that nigger he will figure for
once as a wild turkey, while the papers
may get an item to the effect that the
bulldozers are on the war path again.
Speaking of turkeys reminds me tha*
I killed three of them while out gunning
near the river a few days since. I then
discovered a large alligator lying
on the bank. I let fly at him with the
Winchester and he tumbled into the
water as though he had forgotten some
thing and was in a hurry to go after it.
Still believing that this would be a tre
mendous country if it was fenced I am,
Yours truly, S.
WASHINGTON, April 18th, 1877.
I know of no American city that has
so many pleasant, picturesque and in
teresting places in and around it as
Washington and now that the flowers
and leaves are bursting forth, the grass
is green and the air soft and &weet with
spring fragrance, every sunny day sees
crowds of excursionists driving or riding
or sailing to these lovely places. Pic
nics and all sorts of out of doors pleas
uring is the general order of things and
the fine weather is being made the most
of, for the time is at hand when none
but those who must, will venture out of
doors from sunrise till sunset and then
with little comfort when it gets so warm
that the themometor stands ninety or a
hundred degrees above zero at midnight
and a cooler minute is not seen for
weeks at a time, then out-of-doors life
is not an enviable one.
Congress will be in session during the
very hottest part of summer and mem
bers are disgusted with the prospect.
The session promises to be a hot one in
more ways than one. The President
will find himself opposed by powerful
antagonists in his own party. Blaine
will probably lead the Republican oppo
sition and rumore are already afloat of
a reorganization of parties. They can
not forget that they waged the cam
paign on entirely different grounds, and
that the President is carrying out the
Democratic programme instead of the
policy outlined by his supporters before
the election. The fact is the President
haB a policy of his very own and he in
tends to be President of his country and
to work for the good of all his fellow
countrymen, instead of being chief of a
It is understood that the Louisiana
case will reach a speedy settlement and
most believe that Packard will follow
Chamberlain's example and retire from
the contest. Nicolls evidently means
that he shall do so. The commission
ers have telegraphed for further instruc
tions which have been prepared and for
warded but which the President and
Cabinet have decided shall not be made
public until the whole affair is settled.
Wedding bells are ringing gaily
enough. The last chimed to the cere
mony which united Miss Zerlin, daugh
ter of the recently retired Commandant
of the Maine Corps, to Lieutenant Very,
of the United States Navy. The wed
ding took place at the residence of the
bride's parents, and the affair was a
charming one. Cards are out for the
wedding of Miss Eamss, a Washington
belle and Mr. Alastair P. Gordon Cum
mings, formerly of Scotland, now of
Maryland. The ceremony is to take
place at the church of the Epiphany on
the evening of April 25 th.
The time for general breaking up is
at hand. Few of the elite remain in
Washington during the hot months, and
nice, big houses, furnished or not, are
renting very low. People like to have
their houses and furnishings taken care
of and, many are glad if they can place a
good reliable family in their houses dur
ing the summer, even without charging
rent at all. The Spanish minister and
wife are about giving up their dwelling,
and will go to New York to remain
two months there. Later, they propose
traveling until the Saratoga season
opens, in which they usuallyfigurequite
extensively during July and August.
A rumor is current here that the
Grand Duke Alexis is really coming at
last. Washington society watched and
waited and sighed in vain for him all
winter, and now that "soeiety" is over
and the season closed, he is coming and
hopes to be let alone. A grand picnic
and excursion to Mt. Vernon is pro
posed in his honor as he has never yet
visited the tomb of Washington.
The Foundry Church is unusually
popular since the President's family
have adopted it as their place of wor
ship. Mrs. Hayes is one of the old
fashioned christians, who believes in
keeping the commandments, and refuses
to have her carriages, horses or servants
used on the sabbath unnecessarily.
Yesterday President and Mrs. Hayes,
Mr. Webb Hayes and their lady guests
walked to the Foundry church and
joined in the services. The pulpit was
finely decorated with flowers and the
church packed to its utmost capacity.
A large assemblage witnessed a
unique entertainment at the Nation.il
Deaf Mute College last Wednesday. It
was Exhibition and Presentation day,
and the exercises were all in motions
of course. The President, Mrs. Hayes
and Secretary Schurz were among the
notabilities present. The college build
ing is a large and spacious one but is
not large enough to accommodate all
who apply for admission and an addi
tion is in process of erection, being now
nearly finished. Among the students
in the preparatory department are sev
eral colored boys, and there are also
colored girls in the Institution.
Gov. McCormick has been appointed
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
and his being kept in Washingtou is a
source of great congratulation among
his many friends. M. M. W.
TRENTON, Wis., Apr. 24th, 1877.
Ed. Advance: Most of the seeding
on the prairie is through while in the
woods it has just fairly begun. Seed
wheat has been very scarce and good
seed has been almost impossible to get
Farmers take great pains in selecting
good seed corn. Why not select wheat
for seed Many farmers think that
changing seed is the best, why don't
they change corn If a person takes
pains and gets good seed, that which he
knows will grow he does not like to risk
Farmers are jubilant because wheat
is on the rise it is at present $1.50 per
bushel. Rye fields and grass look
green and the trees are now budding.
Our village school begins on the first
of May with Miss Ada Covell, of Pres
cott, as teacher.
The superintendent of this county
has had printed a large number of school
rules and is distributing them gratuitous
ly over the county to the general satis
faction of all.
E II. Boustead is in Minnesota at
work on wind mills.
Noble Lyons, "our doctor," has been
ill of late. It is a wonder as his medi
cine has been very successful with oth
Rev. Joseph Fuller, Jun., late preach
er of this circuit, died at Madison, Wis.,
caused by taking poison. He had over
taxed his mind by hard study. We feel
the loss as he was a very promising
Ducks and geese have gone further
north. The Father of waters is on a
The Good Templars elect their offi
cers next Saturday. TRENTONITE.
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Address, NASSAU CARD Co.. NASSAU,
COUNTY OF GOODHUE.
Court, First Judicial Dis-
Stroud, Plaintiff, against
Wairen Brayton, Defendant,
is hereby given that in pur
and by virtue of a Judgment
Decree of the District Court of the
Judicial District of the State of
-^sota, made and rendered in the
entitled action on the 5th dav of
January A. D. 1877, and on that day
ete in the office of the clerk of
Court, in the county of 3oodhue,
said District, a transcript of which
judgment, duly certified by said clerk,
delivered to me, I, the under
ed Sheriff, as such Sheriff will soil
public auction, to the highest bidder
cash, aft the front door of the Court
•™, in the city of Red Wing, in said
iu county, on Saturdav the 19th
of May, A. D. 1877, at" 10 o'clock
the forenoon of said day, the land
premises described in said Decree,
so much thereof as will be sufficient
satisfy the sum of one hundred and
dollars and ninety-six cents,
with interest, costs and dis
bursements. Said land and premises
to be sold are described in said Decree
as follows to-wit: That certain tract or
parcel of land situate in the county of
Goodhue, and State of Minnesota,
k»own and described as follows to-wit:
The north half of the south west
quarter of section number twenty (20)
in township number one hundred and
niue (109) north of range number six
teen (16) west.
Dated Red Wing, Minnesota, April
3d, A. D. 1877.
MARTIN S. CHANDLER,
Sheriff of Goodhue county.
Attorney for Plaintiff. 26w7
COUNTY OP GOODHUE.
District Court, First Judicial District.
Ole Johnson, Plaintiff, Against Mar
garet A. Kelley Defendant—Sum
mons for Relief.
Tht State of Minnesota to the above
You are hereby summoned and required
to answer the complaint in tho above entit
led action, which has been filed with the
Clerk of said Court in hia office at the Court
House in Red Wing, in saia Goodhue coun
ty, on this twenty-eighth day of March A.
D. 1S77, and to serve a copy of your answer
to the said complaint on the subrtriber at his
office, in the city of Red Wing, in the coun*
ty of Goodhue, and State aforesaid, within
twenty days after the service of this sum
mons on you, exclusive of the day of such
service and if you fail to answer the said
complaint within the time aforesaid, the
Plaintiff will apply to the said Court for
the relief demanded in the said complaint.
Dated Bed Wing, Minnesota, March 28th.
A I 877. B.B.Herbert
25w7 Plaintiff's Attorney.
T^HE STATE OF MINNESOTA)
COUNTY or GOODHUE.
In Justice Court, before Christie
Phillips, Justice of the Peace.
Leo Roth, Plaintiff, against A. Nich
ols and Wm. Cobem, Defendants.
The State of Minnesota to A. Nichols
and Wm. Cobern, you are hereby sum
moned and required to be and appear
before the undersigned, one of the Jus
tices of the Peace in and for said coun
ty, on the 12th day of May, 1877, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon, at my office in
Red Wing, in said county, to answer to
Leo Roth in a civil action. Should you
fnil to appear at the time and place
aforesaid, judgment will be rendered
against you upon the evidence adduced
by said Leo Roth, for such sum as he
shall show himself entitled to.
Given under my hand this 16th day
of April, 1877. CHRISTIE PHILLIPS,
28w3 Justice of the Peace.
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Is noiv prepared to do
Promptly apd to make a superior quality
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