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The National Trust Company has re sumed business. —They are trying Stokes for the third or fourth time in New York. —Patrons hold your wheat. The foreign demand was never greater, and the prospect for a good price is the very best. —Somebody has tried to garnishee old Pom's 7.000 bribery money. Some of his creditors are anxious to find out to whom it belongs. —Injunctions have been removed from the sale of stocks, but there are, instead of reaching their old prices. constant declines and reactions. —Specie is being shipped in large quantities from Europe to this country, and the resumption of specie payment is being discussed by those in authority. —The iron workers in Philadelphia resist a reduction in their wages, and are standing out manfully for their rights. Subscriptions have been taken to aid them. —Henry H. Boody has been charged with pocketing the neat little sum of $245,000 which he had, as Treasurer of the Rockford, Rock Island and St. Louis Railroad Co. There is not always honor among thieves. A great change for the better is reported this morning, Oct., 5th, for the condition of Memphis, only eighteen deaths from yellow fever yesterday. Liberal contributions have flowed in from all parts of the country. A special meeting of the County Union, P. of H., of Olmsted County is to be held October 15th, in Rochester, to attend to several matters of interest. J. L. Wright is Master, and S. D. Hill man, Secretary. —The Union National Bank of Chi cago'has resumed business so have the banks of Cincinnati. Thus resumption causes no excitement. If men had kept as cool all the time there would have been in many instances no need of suspension. —It is now stated that Senator Conk ling will not accept the office of Chief Justice if tendered him. He is going to retire from public life and apply him self to practicing law and laying up a fortune. If this be true there must be reform somewhere, for whoever heard of a man's declining an office in this age, when offered. They do sometimes modestly decline before it is offered. —Three shots were fired at Senator Pomeroy while walking up one of the streets in Washington on the 11th. One shot passed through his hat and one took effect in his breast, but proved to be only a flesh wound. The shooter gave us a reason for shooting he ruined myself and family." The Sena tor says he never had any difficulty and does not know why the fellow shot him. It is probably because he had taken a liking to him. THE CONTESTED^ OSAGE LANDS —LARGE MEETINGS OF SET TLERS. The settlers on the Osage lands in Kansas held a meeting on Wednesday at which 5,000 people were present. Resolutions were adopted calling on Congress to pass, early next season, an act authorizing and requiring the U. S District Attorney for Kansas, in con junction with the attorney selected by the settlers on the Osage lands, to file a bill in chancery in the U. S. Circuit Court to set aside and annul the patents heretofore issued to railroad companies, on the ground that neither of said roads have any grant of lands within the limits of the Osage Ceded Lands calling upon the legislature of Kansas to memorialize Congress for the passage of such an act renewing fealty to the cause, and pledging unflaggingly to prosecute the claims until the highest tribunal of the land shall decide them. Gov. Osborne, Congressman Cobb, and several State Senators made speeches of this effect that the govern ment of Kansas was in sympathy with the people in their efforts* to retain possession of their homes, pledgirig sup port to the settlers *n"tp.eiryendeavors to protect their claims and asserting that no railroad legally owned a foot of land in Kansas, for the reason that they had not complied with the law. The meeting was quiet and orderly, but very earnest. No incendiary language was used by any speaker and no threats by any of the settlers. A FRENCH doctor has announced the discovery of a safeguard against hydro phobia. It's a ladder. TO OUR FRIENDS. —We acknowledge the receipt of a communication from Albert Lea, re ceived too late for insertion, but will ap pear uext week. We have also received from some of the Wisconsin Patrons some matter which we thought we might be able to crowd in but have failed. Friends you shall have a hear ing next week. —In our next number will be com menced a story of thrilling interest, illustrating life among the common peo ple in Sweden, translated especially for E GRANGE ADVANCE. The story is by August Blanche, one of Sweden's best authors, a champion of free dom and equal rights, though living in a monarchy. The story is entitled The Iron Carrier." It is no sickly sentimental love story, but it has to deal with questions that concern la borers the world over. —The next issue will contain arti cles on home manufactures. The prospects of a higher price for wheat," A short lecture by our lecturer," Music in our Granges." &c, &c, all new, original and Bpicy. There will also be editorial correspondence, a large number of communications, news from County Councils of P. of H. and Grange news of every description. Our young Patrons corner will be full of amuse ment and instruction, and Our family Circle shall be furnished with all that is new, entertaining and useful. —The work of getting out the first issue of a paper is no small task. Two of the three editors, conetituting\the edi torial staff on this paper, have bee)a ab sent in the interest of the paper dif ferent parts of the State the most of the time since the preparation of copy for this issue was commenced, so that the editorial work has fallen, to a great extent, on one, and it has not been pos sible to treat editorially upon quite as broad a range of subjects as had been at first laid out. Yet. we believe that whatever has been lost in this direction has been made up in editorial corres pondence. It is the design to make this editorial correspondence, at all times, an important feature in this pa per, for we believe that in this way the paper will be made more interesting and accomplish a great deal more good. Some one connected with the paper will travel constantly through the State taking notes. —We 6end copies of this first issue to Masters of each Grange in the State, relying upon them as they feel an in terest in the noble cause which this pa per has espoused, and for which alone it has its existence, to give the paper a thorough canvass. To Grange clubs of ten or more we offer the paper at $1.50 per year. We give no large commis sions, for a good paper cannot be run without great expense, and we need all the money we can get to put back into the paper in order to make it an honor to the Patrons and a more powerful and useful agent in helping on the grand reform. We believe that Pa trons have enough interest in their la bors to work for their paper without charge, yet, as a sort of reward of merit we furnish each brother, who will send us a club of thirty subscribers, at the regular Grange club rates, one copy for a year free. Nearly every Grange of average strength can get up a club of thirty in the Grange and neighborhood if they will only work. Come brothers work for your paper. MARSHALL BESSEV died suddenly in Lake City, of heart disease, on Friday. He had been a prominent banker or wheat-buyer there for about ten years past, and had been a victim of heart dis ease for some years. THE West has sufferred fearfully from this scarcity of currency in the autumn,1' says the Milwaukkee Wisconsin. "The annual tax which paid in consequence of the present restrictions is not less than five to ten millions. The principle seems indubitable that if capitalists are willing to give ample and undoubted security in the form of government bonds tor the currency issued, they should be permitted to obtain that amount of currency which the legitimate business of the country imperatively demands. It is reported that the President intends to recommend a free banking law. W regret that he has not done so ere this. —A Mr. Hughes, of Bristol township, this county, in attempting to burn oft' the stubble last Tuesday, let the fire communicate to his wheat stacks—the crop of thirty acres—and the •whole was destroyed. There was at least 500 bushels of wheat burned. No insurance.—Chat fieldDetrocrat. ANTI-MONOPOLY PLATFORM. WHEREAS, The leading issues that have hitherto divided the people of this country into political par ties have ceased to exist, and it is unwise to seek to continue the old party organizations, now that new and momentous questions have arisen anl WHEREAS, The principal questions now demanding consideration is that involving the privileges and powers of corporations as antagonizing with and operating in opposition to the well-being of the peo ple and, WHEREAS. We. the farmers, mechanics, and labor ers of the State of Minnesota deem the triumph of the people in this contest with monopolies essential to the perpetuation of our free institutions and the promotion of our private and national prosperity and, WHEREAS, In addition \v this, and to the honest and economical administration of the government, we recognize no party dictiuctious nor political is sues now before the country as worthy of more than minor consideration he it, therefore, resolved first—That the purpose of all proper government is the promotion of the welfare of the entire people and that, therefore, the conduct of any citizen, asso ciatiou, or co-partnership, whether chartered or otherwise, which may operate to the prejudice of this general welfare, is antagonistic to the true objects of government, and violative of the fundamental prin ciples upon which all correct hyv is based. Second—That we receive with satisfaction the de cision of the Supreme Court in the case of Blake against tne Winona A St. Peter Railroad Company, in which the court holds in effect that railroads are simply improved highways, public roads and that as such the right to jisswribe a rate of tolls and charges is an attribute of the sovereignty of the peo ple, of which no legislation can divest them and that the thanks of all the people of this Bute are due toW. P. Clough, the .attorney for plaintiffs, whose skill and ability, and devotion to the cause or the people, secured this great judicial triumph. Third—That we will recognize no political party nor individual aspirant for office as worthy of our support, unless it or he will unite with us in declar ing that a government cannot uleinate its sovereignty, either iu whole or in part, to any person or associ ation or corporation, for any purpose whatever, but is always and must forever remain subject to the sovereign authority and control of the government. Fourth—That we will not aid in elevating any man to any important public position whatever, who will either deny or object to the exercise by the Legisla ture of the power to revoke and annul at any time, any chartered privilege or so-called vested right, or any privilege claimed to be involved in any charter to any corporation, railroad or otherwise, which ex perience has shown is or may be exercised by such corporation, or by other similar corporations, to the detriment of the public welfare and that we will de mand froni every candidate for a high executive, leg islative or judicial position, to whom we accord our support, that he shall pledge himself to recognize the maintainance of this right by the government as a sacred duty, essential for the preservation of the lib erties of the people, and the stability and prosperity of the commonwealth. fifth—That taxes can only be rightfully levied for the purpose of raising revenues to defray the expenses of the government in the discharge uf its legitimate duties, supporting public institutions aud promoting the public welfare, and that thsrfevying of such im posts as enure to the benefit of a class, or of classes in the community, while being detrimental to other classes, are unjust and oppressive and that tariffs levied on imported articles may be and often are so arranged as to become thus discriminative and inju rious and that it is, therefore, essential that the ut most care should be taken in framing such tariff laws, in order that these objectionable features may be avoided, and that they may operate for the well-being of the entire community. bixth—That it is contrary to the spirit and purpose of a republican government that its servants should be compensated for their public services to an extent that will make office-holding attractive to human cu pidity and that in the late act of Congress, increas ing official and Congressional salaries, notwithstand ing the pleas and excuses urged in its palliation, we recognize onlv a corrupt and reprehensible avarice and a reckless disregard of the public weal, which deserve the severest censure and that we demand the repeal of the law at the earliest practicable mo ment, and declare every man who supported and ap proved it, or aided and abetted in procuring its pass age and approval, or received benefit through its en actment, whether in the shape of back or future pay, as unworthy of the confidence of his fellow citizens and unfit for the further occupancy of any position of honor or trust. Seventh—That all participants in the Credit Mobil ier and other corrupt transactions exposed by the in vestigation of the late Congress and by the late Treas ury investigation of this State, deserve to have been punished as criminals and that those who aided in screening them from more complete exposure aud consequent punishment, should likewise become ob jects of public scorn aniieetitumely. Eighth—That we have seen with alarm the start ling revelations in reference ti the condition of our State Treasury the undoubted defalcation of one Treasurer of over $10O,K)0 and the reported defalca tion of his successor of nearly $40,000 the loaning of the public funds to merchants aud lumber dealers the making up ofaccounts with bogus certificates of deposit the fact that nearly half a million of the school fund, the precious heritage of our children, was left unendorsed as required by law, and complete ly at the mercy of these dishonest officials the false statements of the State Treasurer before the commit tee and finally the desperate efforts that were suc cessfully made to hide the ring of guilty parties who had used the State Treasurer as their tool. Ninth—That every public officer is amenable to the people for his conduct, and that public sentiment should demand and compel the resignation of all those who are guilty of misrepresenting their con stituents, or of malfeasance in office, or of neglecting to execute faithfully the duties entrusted to them. Tenth—That the fees and salaries at present al lowed to county and other officials within the State are frequently excessive, and that these should never be greater than is paid by private individuals to their employees engaged in similar duties and bearing sim ilar responsibilities and that we demand that the State Legislature shall, at its next session, remedy this evil and reduce such salaries, fees, Ac, to what will be no more than a just and reasonable compen sation and thus by removing the inducements for holding, lessen the desire for seeking office, and obvi viate to considerable extent one of the most potent causes of local and political corruption. Eleventh—That the present system of collecting taxes merits condemnation, and that we insist upon having the laws so altered that this duty shall be performed by the town treasurers, thus saving the tax payers trouble and expense, and obviating one of the most prolific causesyol the.creation and fostering of corrupt rings at the county seats to speculate off of the necessities of thegoe4p)e,\and often to misuse the public funds. Twelfth—That we claim that the law requiring the railroad companies to fence the line of their road, should be strictly"entoTCed, and that the said com panies should be compelled to pay for all loss or damages to stock caused by the absence of such fences. Thirteenth—That we are opposed to the monopoly of wood and coal in our great cities by the railroad rings as a shameful tax upon the industry of the peo ple. Fourteenth—That we are in favor of the free water communication with the ocean by means of the im provement of the Mississippi and other great rivers of the State, and the improvement of the great lakes and that we are iu favor of an examination by the National Government of the region between the St. Croix and Lake Superior, to ascertain whether canal communication can be made to connect the tribu taries of th» Mississippi with waters of Lake Superior. Fifteenth—That-we are in favor of such reasonable limitation of the hours of labor in the shops and fac tories of the State as will give the laboring people op portunity for moral and mental improvement. Sixteenth—That we demanda State law that will pay out of the public funds the costs and charges of all suits brought by individuals to enforce the laws of the State against railroad corporations. Seventeenth—That the subserviency of the present candidate for Governor on the Republican State Ticket, to the interest of her railroads shows him to be an enemy to the rights of the farmer and laborer and a friend of monopoly. Eighteenth—That the honor at our State demands that the delegation in Congress from this State, call for a thorough investigation/Into the equitable set tlement (so called) of t§e trimsfer of the Fort Snelling property. Nineteenth—That this\onvention sympathizes with all movements for the moral improvement of the people, and that we regardithe temperance societies of the land, which are working for the advancement of the masses, as deserving of the commendation :f good men everywhere. Twentieth—That our experience proves that per sons elected by parties are subservient to the leaders and wire-pullers of the parties electing them, in the performance of their public duties, to the neglect, partially or wholly, of the opinions and wishes of the masses of the people, and that, therefore, we as far mers aud laborers, despair of ever having our wishes complied with or our interests subserved in the ad ministration of public affairs, until we shall take up on ourselves the discharge of the duties we owe to ourselves and to each other, of choosing and electing our own candidates, independent of the action of all other political organizations and we, therefore, ear nestly recommend to the farmers and laborers of the State generally, that they do all in their power to procure the nomination and election of full atd com plete county, district and State tickets, embracing candidates selected in the interests of the masses of the people for all the positions in the executive, leg islative and judicial branches of the government to be elected this fall and that to the end that this pol icy may generally obtain, we solicit the co-operation of the industrial classes of other States, in order that the influence of the movement may be extended to the administration of our national affairs. Resolutions or tlie Republican State Convention. Resolved, 1. That the Republican party continues to be the party of progress and reform that while pledging itself anew to the great principles of univer sal freedom and equal human rights with which it has trumphed in the past, and which it has permanently incorporated in government, State and nation, it meets boldly new questions as they arise, in the same spirit of devotion to the rights of the people, irrespective of class or condition and that it presents the first example of a great party wise and just enough to correct its own errors and abuses. 2. That whereas the republican party has ever been, the friend of the oppressed —securing freedom to the slave, giving a home to the landless, obtaining from European countries a recognition of citi zenship here for adopted citizens—it now greets with a hearty sympathy and extended hand to help every movement to secure to agriculture and labor their due influence, interest and rights. 3. The producing, commercial, and industrial interests of the country should have the best and cheapest modes of transportation possible, and while capi tal invested in such means of transit, whether by railway or other wise, should be permitted the right of reason able remuneration, all abuse in their management, excessive rates, unjust or oppressive discriminations against local ities, persons, or interests, should be restricted, and all improper and arbitra ry use of the growing power of railway and other corporations prevented. 4. That in our opinion no rights should be vested in railway corporations beyond the control of future legislation, and that such laws should be enacted as will limit to just and reasonable tolls freights j.nd charges of railway and transportation companies and protect the people from imposition and that the Legislature should attach such condi tions to all new grants and the amend ments or extension of old charters as will place the rights of legislative control over snch corparations beyond all ques tion. 5. That we highly indorse the action of the late Legislature instigating and reforming the abuses in the office of State Treasurer, and heartily applaud the active measures of the late Congress in ferreting out and exposing corruption. We have seen with profound regret, in developments made thereby, evidence of political and official corruption, and the abuse of responsible positions by men of all political parties, to further personal ends, and we demand pure official con duct and the punishment of unfaithful public men, State and national, who, hav ing betrayed the confidence freely exten ded to them, shall not be shielded from the disgrace of their acts by any part isanship of ours and we denounce all Credit Mobilier transactions, whatever be their form. 6. When retrenchment is required to lighten the burden of taxation and to continue the reduction of the pubiic debt, an increase of salaries is unwise. We condemn without reserve the voting for or receiving of increased pay for services already rendered, and demand that the provisions of the late act of Congress, by which the salaries were increased, shall be promptly and unconditionally repealed. 7. That the wise, patriotic, and effi cient administration of Governor Horace Austin entitles him to the unqualified approbation of the whole people of the State. That the able and faithful dis charge of the responsible duties of the office of Attorney General by the Hon. F. R. E. Cornell merit the highest pub lic commendation. 8. That in view of the recent decision of the land Department at Washington in favor of certain railway companies, and against a large class of settlers upon a portion of the public lands in this State, whereby great injury and suffering is likely to result to such settlers, this con vention earnestly requests such action on the part, of our Senators and Repre sentatives in Congress as shall secure the honest settler against any loss and injury as far as possible. PETERSON'S MAGAZINE. Or eat Offers for 187 4 A Five Dollar Mezzotint Engraving aw a Premium to every person getting up ad CHEAPEST AND BEST. 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It is a matter of interest to our readers to know the best place to purchase their goods, and there is no place where they can buy their Dry Goods, either at re tail by the Patrons or at wholesale by the Granges, than the large wholesale and re tail Dry Goods House of H. Choate, Winona, Minn. It is one of the largest stocks in the State, and has become justly popular keeping the best quantity and largest as sortment of goods and always selling at the lowest prices. Granges are sold aa low as they can buy in any Eastern Market. Bed Wing Grange, No. 353, meets at its hall on the second and third Fridays of each month, at 7J,£ o'clock P. M. Visiting Patrons cordially invited. .1. F. PINGRBY, Master. Advance Grange, No. 60, Lake City, meets at its hall the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at 1 o'clock, P. M. Visiting Patrons cordially invited. Monthly Council meets the second Friday of every month. JOEL CLARKE, Master. riHRIS. GRAHAM, JUSTICE Or S A E Conveyancer and General Collection Agent, RED WING, MINNESOTA. t&- Taxes paid for non-residents. VmLLISTON & HALL, ATTO&NBT I A A W Officein "Keystone" Brick Block,Main street, Red Wing, Minnesota.. Will attend to the duties of their rofessiouin all the Stateand Federal Courts. W. C. WILLISTON. O. M. HAIL. ONE TO LOAN. BODOSOM A W S S ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS A'I LA W and REAL ESTATE DEALERS, RED WING, MINN A^Swedis Spoken. "PRICKSON & ANDERBERG, Manufacturers of WAGONS, CARRIAGES, SLEIGHS, &c, Corner of Fourth and Plumb 8ts., RED WING, MINN. All kinds of Blacksmithing and Wood Work per taining to such business made to order. & S HAYNES, Manufacturers and Dealers in A N E S S A E COX.X.AX.8, WHIPS, BRUSHES. COMBS. d)c^ Repairing neatly done. Opposite, Goodnue House, Red Wing, Minn. O N E TO LOAN, 8 O A Red Wing, Minnesota. "TkENSMORE BROTHERS, Machine Shop and Foundry, CORNER OF BUBH AW) VEVEE STB., Are doing Iron Work,ahd Furnishing Light and Heavy Castings of every description. Also, repairing Steam Engines, Machinery for Mills and Factories, Thresh ing Machines, Headers, Reapers, Mowers, Drills, Ac. Casting in Bass done to order. Old Metals wanted. FRIEND & CO., Dealers in READY-MADE CLOTHING FURNISHING GOODS, HATB, CAPS, TRUNKS. Ac Ac No. 1, Simpson's Block, corner Second and Center sts., W I N O N A MIK9T. S. WILSON, Dealer in SADDLES. HARNESS, WHIPS, BLANKETS. &c, East SECOND STREET, near Main. WINONA, MINN.""^ 11/rADAME E. GEISE, FRENCH MILLINERY Wholesale and Retail, No. 55 EAST THIRD STREET, WIN ON A MINNESO TA I N S & VILLA, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in BOOTS, SHOES AND GLOVES. We Have the Largest Stock and LOWEST PRICES IN THE CITY. Call and Examine GOODS before purchasing. CUMMINGS & VILLA, Winona. C. HILL, Builder, Manufacturer and Dealer in SASH, DOORS A N I N S DOOR AND WINDOW FB\AMES\MOULDINGS, CORNICES, BRACKEt&JiJitE SPOUTS, Aluminous Building Paper. Turning, Planing, Sawing, Ac, done to order. Corner Main and Bluff Streets, RED WING, MINN.