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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
—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 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.
—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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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IT is said that cruel people are always
cowards. When Captain Jack was about
to be hung he repeatedly urged the pro
priety and expediency of substituting a
relative of his in his own place. He want
ed to be hung by proxy. That would
have been easier for him, but very much
like death to the other fellow.
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
Conveyancer and General Collection Agent,
t&- Taxes paid for non-residents.
Officein "Keystone" Brick Block,Main street, Red
Wing, Minnesota.. Will attend to the duties of their
rofessiouin all the Stateand Federal Courts.
LA W and
A^Swedis Spoken.
Manufacturers of
Corner of Fourth and Plumb 8ts.,
All kinds of Blacksmithing and Wood Work per
taining to such business made to order.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Repairing neatly done.
Opposite, Goodnue House,
Red Wing, Minn.
8 O A
Red Wing, Minnesota.
Machine Shop and Foundry,
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.
Dealers in
No. 1, Simpson's Block, corner Second and Center sts.,
Dealer in
East SECOND STREET, near Main.
Wholesale and Retail,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
We Have the Largest Stock and
Call and Examine GOODS before purchasing.
Builder, Manufacturer and Dealer in
Aluminous Building Paper.
Turning, Planing, Sawing, Ac, done to order.
Corner Main and Bluff Streets, RED WING, MINN.

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