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THE GBANG3 ADVANCE.
WEDNESDAY. MAY. 2, 1877.
II. II. YOUNG, EDITOR.
War in Europe.
The war Ix-tween Russia and
Tuikey has commenced. In the
first fight which took place a: 'iYhu
rukson a few da).* ago, the Traks
won the victoiy. The indications
are that Russia will put foith her
best erfoits. and that she intends
absorbing the entire Turkish terri
tory in Ian ope and a large slice of
that in Asia, we ha\e no doubt.
She is ambitious of attaining com
mercial supremacy, and to do this
must be able to command a loute
to southern Asia. Possessed of this
•advantage and of the Amour ri\cr
in Sibeiian Asia, she will be able to
control the ti ade of China and
Japan, as well as of the Inches, and
will be in a position to dictate terms
to the rest of the wot hi. Turkey
alone stands in the way of her
speedy ownership of a route across
southern Asia to the Indian ocean,
and if permitted to oveithiow that
power, she may intiench heiself up
on its tenitoiy and bid defiance to
the nations of western F.urope.
We believe that the Russian gov
ernment had this purpose in view
prior to the recent bianco-German
was, and that she quietly contributed
to stirring up that strife with a view
to weakening those nations and in
capacitating them from successful
interference with her plans. And,
by the way, circumstances which
transpired twenty odd years ago, are
susceptible of credible explanation
on no other ground than that Rus
sia's most ardent aspiration was
commercial pre-eminence. All of
her movements from that time for
ward have seemed to be directed
towards the consummation of this
single object. She has exhibited
jealousy towards all other nations,
on every occasion of their commer
cial advancement, and has quietly
endeavored to thwart undertakings
calculated to lead to such results.
We have not now at hand the data
upon which this opinion is based,
and dare not trust to memory for a
recital of them, but are confident
that the discussion of this war will
bring them to the surface, and that
the world will soon be convinced
that Russia's motive in assailing the
Ottoman empire is simply to secure
her own political aggrandizement.
Whether she will be permitted to
carry out her purpose is exceedingly
doubtful. England is more deeply
interested in preventing the success
of her schemes than the other na
tions of Europe, for the reason that
such success must be followed by
tho decline of England's commer
cial importance but we doubt
whether England alone will dare to
enter the lists as antagonist against
Russia. Austria is next most inter
ested, for not only are her commer
cial interests threatened, but the in
tegrity of her empire is jeopardized
but she cannot offord to move sin
gle-handed against this gigantic pow
er. France is still suffering the con
sequences of her conflict with Prus
sia and is too much an object of
suspicion of that power to allow of
her taking the initative in opposing
Russia and Prussia is, perhaps, re
strained from doing so by apprehen
sions of the revengeful sentiments
of France. Spain and Italy have
internal dissensions to contend with,
which will deter them from assum
ing advance positions in thwarting
Russia. Again, Russia has artfully
contrived, by practising upon the
religious sentiments of western Eu
rope, to give the war a religious
phrase and place herself in the posi
tion of "A defender of the faith."
This has called into existence, in
nearly every christian country, a
Russian party, which hopes to see
the Mussulman power completely
overthrown and wiped out of exis
Under these circumstances it is
likely that Turkey will be left to
carry on the war alone for several
months, at least, and we believe,
that the effect of this will be to
arouse that government to the full
development of its every resource
and to unite with it, in active sym
pathy, the entire AEussehnan world
and, as we do not believe that the
old Saiacen stock has degenerated
to utter impotency, we doubt wheth
er Russia will find it an easy affair
to push over the "sick man," though
he shall stand alone and before the
end of the war comes, we expect to
see united western Europe arraying
itself on the side of the Turks and
engaging in pushing back the Rus
ii forces to their northern homes.
Mo than this, we expect as a re
sult of this war, a great advance in
civilization of the Moslems and
their assimilation with the people of
southern and western Europe, be
tween whom and the Turks proper
there is far* greater similarity than
people geneially suppose. In shoi t,
we believe that an oven tiling Provi
dence will control the war and ren
der it a means for the rehabilitation
of that portion of the earth which
histoiy teaches us was the nursery
of our civilization and religion. But
before this comes to
expect a lengthy series of fierce
—We are sorry to see that the
Faribault Republican disapproves
of the President's "Southern Policy."
That tho policy paisued by the Pre?idtnt
in this matter may result for the time being
in securing peace, is quite probable. The
boon may, however, in the end, prove to
have been obtained at too costly a price
Neither President Kayes -or the Republican
party oan afford to sacrifice the friendship
or confidence of the poor colored Re
publicans of the South upon the vague
hope of building up a new administration
party in, the southern States froui the old
rebel element, that sh.ill maintain the prin
ciples of the constitutional amendments,
which the Republican party is irrevocably
committed to uphold and defend.
We do not understand that Presi
dent Hayes is prompted by the
motive frequently attributed to him,
namely, that of conciliating South
ern democrats. would not cer
tainly sacrifice his friends to please
his enemies. The idea is absurd.
His conduct is, we believe, dictated
only by his conviction that it is
right and proper, and there is every
reason to hope that it will result in
general advantage to the entire
country. Our .Faribault contempo
rary seems to forget that the white
people ot the South are citizens,
equally with the blacks, and as
much entitled to government con
sideration. True, the Southern
whites rebelled, and forfeitted their
citizenship, but they were forgiven
and rehabilitated and they are now,
in the eye of the law, as good as
the most loyal Northerner. Hence,
President Hayes, when he took the
oath of office, pledged himself as
fully to these men as to any others,
and it is now his duty to administer
the government literally "according
to law," without being partial either
in their favor or against them. His
"Southern Policy" is based upon
this theory and it is certainly the
correct one. It any mistake has
been made, it was in restoring the
Southerners to their rights as citi
zens, and President Hayes is not re-OP
sponsible for it.
—Those infidels and skeptics
who denounced Gov. Pillsbury for
appointing a day for fasting and
prayer, and ridiculed the idea that
the Almighty would listen to and
grant such reqnests, will now have
a new problem to solve: What
brought the snow-storm of Friday
and Friday night and why did it
come True, God acts in accord
ance with the laws of nature, but, hav
ing control of those laws, makes
them minister to His will and it is
neither difficult nor derogatory to
human dignity for men to believe
that God may and does control na
ture so as to make her minister to
the necessities of those who have
confidence in his ability and willing
ness to protect and provide for them.
In every light in which it may be
viewed it is far more difficult for man
to disbelieve the fundamental truths
of Christianity than to believe them,
for the doctrines of religian are
far more reasonable than the crude
theories which the unbeliever is
forced to accept as an alternative
Indeed, there are so many well au
thenticated instances of God's provi
dence towards men, on what may be
termed special occasions and in un
usual ways, that it seems to us ex
tiemely unreasonable for intelligent
people to doubt His goodness or
His readiness to listen to and an
—The New Yoik Bulletin shows
that the trade of this countrv with
Russia is limited to imports valued
at $Ti3995759 and evports at $n,
481,75s per annum, and with Tur
key to impoits weith $579,90-7 and
evpoits of $4,244,8.84. Totals with
bath the belligerent countiies: im
ports $1,979,706 and exports $15,
756,642. Fiom Russia we chiefly
get wool, rags, ilax, cordage and
iron, and she buys from us mainly
cotton and petioleum. From Tur
key we import drug of vaiious sorts,
rags and prunes, and send thither
veiy litttle except petroleum, of
which she takes annually about
5,000,000 gallons. Both the bel-
pass we ma\'|
liferent countries export oreadstutts
largely, amounting in the aggregate
to some 59,000,000 bus. wheat and
27,000,000 bus. corn. War will in
terfere with, if it does not cut off
entirely the exportation of these
supplies, but neither country will
probably have to buy breadstuff's.
—The Chicago Times tells a
queer but pladsible story about ex
senator Boutwell, who was chair
man of the committee on the revi
sion of the laws in the recent con
gress. It says that President Grant
had nominated Kenneth Raynor, of
North Carolina, for the position of
commissioner to revise the United
States statutes and that the nomina
ation was referred to Boutwell's com
mittee that the latter refused to re
port it, alleging that he did not
know whether Raynor was compe
tent and that, as soon as the ses
sion expired, his senatorial term ex
piring with it, Boutwell applied to
President Hayes, who knew nothing
about Raynor's appointment, and
obtained the position for himself.
—Gen. Sheridan very sensibly de
clares that the Indians cannot be
converted immediately into agricul
turalists, but their first employment
should be stock-raising, that being
the first step above savagism. He
would have them encouraged to fol
low agriculture as a subordinate
F. C. BOYNTON.
Third at., west of Bush.
Is now prepared to do
Promptly ard to make a superior quality
of flour. He gives to hts customers the
flour from their own wheat, and guarantees
that it will be the best that can be made of
it* Give him a trial.
PIANOS and ORGANS!
A large variety of styles of
THE BEST QUALITY, AND
OJf VERY LIBERAL TERMS.
Calland seebefore purchasing.
Music Rooms Adjoining Dental Booms.
F. A. WILLIAMSON, Agent.
TK E. HAWKINS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Paints, Oils, Glass,
And Paper Hangings,
HOUSE, SIGN, ORNAMENTAL
and CARRIAGE PAINTING,
and Stencil Catting.
28tf BUSH ST., RED WING,MINN.
The last chance for good Agricultural
LaDd, on teu years credit, at six per cent,
interest. Don't run any risks, out go to a
country that has been proved to be good.
Send your address by Postal Card to Land
Commissioner, B. & M. R. R., Burlington
Iowa, and reoeive free a copy of Iowa and
Nebraska Farmer, with chart of lands, and
LOW ROUND-TRIP Rates.
For Throat, Lungs, Asthma, and Kidneys.
orest Tar Solution,
Inhalation for Catarrt, Consumption,
Bronchitis, and Asthma.
orest Tar Troches,
or Sore Throat, Hoarseness, Tickling Cough and
Healing Indolent Sores, Ulcers, Cats,
W. L. CORNELIUS
Hallo! You, Mister.
Readv-Made & Custom-Made
Ladies' and Hisses'
Every variety of
We deal exclusively in Boots and Shoes,
etc.,and for that n-ason can do better by our
customers, in the matter of selections and
prices. Give us a call.
HEFFELFINGER. HOWELL & CO.,
26m3 S5 Main at.
MEAT MARKET, &c,
Third Street, Red Wing, Minn.,
DOW, EAMES & NEUDECE,
Packers and Stock Dealers,
Keep constantly on hand a large and
choice selection of fresh meats, Game and
Fish. Thebest of Oysters in their season.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Will Practieein allthe Court? of the State
OFriCKI N POST OFFICE BLOCK.
Chappe Hands. Salt Rheum, Skin 1
the Toilet an Bath.
orest Tar Inhalers,
or Inhaling for Catarrh,Consumption. Asthma.
For Sale by all Druggists.
the speedy Cure of Seminal Weak
ness, Lost Manhood, and all disorders
brought on by Indiscretion or Excess.
An Druggist has the ingredients.
ADDRESS DR. JAQUES & CO., CINCINNATI, 0.
AT ItED WIXO, MIXX.
E S S E E E W E E
I have .il'vady received .1 iar^e lot of fine
PANTS. & VESTS,
And everything pertaining to
Un-Laundried Shirts a
SIX FO SIX DOLLARS!
Give tne a call. E. A. LEVI,
STAR CLOTHING HALL.
Opposite the old Post Office
Bush srtoet.Red Wing, Minn.
Is Still on Hand With a Complete Stock.
I, the "Poor Man's Friend," take 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. My 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
O O S A N S O E S
including Men's, Women's and Children's wear. Likewise
GENTS' 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 vou 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 blcck, corner of
Main and Bush streets.
Graham's Block, Corner Main & Bush Sts.,
N ELSON & PETERSON, E
Hardware, Stoves, Tinware.
a Machinery a
BUILDERS?t HARDWARE, ME-
CHANIC'S TOOLS AND
HUDSON & CO.: HARDWARE
Plumbers and Gas and
Make a specialty of all kinds of
ALL WORK WARRANTED FOR
^©-Call at the store next to the Savings
Bank on Third street. 20m3
Dealer in alll kindsof
GRAIN, FLOUR, HIDES, LIME,
SALT, CEMENT, &c.
Tickets forsalcto 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 GRKAT RAILROAD, with
good markets both East 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
"THE PIONEER," sent free to all parts of the
world. Address O.F.DAVIS,
Land Com. U. P. R. R.
20w5 OMAHA, NEB.
D. F, BLOOMAR.
74. MAIN STREET.
RED WING, MINN.
Bush street next door to old Post
Remember that when youbuy of Corae*
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.
FOR S AXE.
300 Acres of Land.
SOUTHSIDE ADDITION TO RED
IN FIVE O TEN ACRE LOTS.
This Land will be sold at from $100.00 to
200.00 per acre. Apply to S. D. GREEN-r
WOOD, Red Wing Minn. 21m3