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TEE GRANGE ADVANCE.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 1873. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Single Subscribers $2 per year. Grange clubs often or more $1.50. Subscriptions payable invariably in advance. All money Should be sent by Draft or Post Office Order to THB GRANGI ADVANCE, Bed Wing, Minn. Please send in your subscriptions at once. EDITORIAL NOTES. —The monarchial party in France to save time have their slate all filled out. for their next cabinet in case the French crown is thrust upon Count Chambord at the opening of the National Assembly. They will all accept. Thiers, however, has a little sponge with which to wipe out their fine figures. He is to publicly advocate the prolongation the term of President, McMahon, and draw off the support of the left center from the Monarchists, thus letting the gas out of their monarchial balloon. There is many a slip'twixt the cup and the lip," will probably be adopted by the Count as his maxim if Thiers' succeed. —Gen. Moriones succeeded in killing more Carlists in an engagement at Navarre than he had killed of his own troops and has a great victory. He had to do some lively running himself on the 6th inst. It is tit for tat. At Cartagena the Carlists did not succeed in a sortie against the be seiging army, but they are to be invested and bombarded by water. The fight goes on with rather a dark prospect for the Carlists just at present. An opportunity is however being given for somebody to make themselves glorious. It is wonderful how much glory men have won in this world since the days of Nim rod, the mighty hunter, (robber) by kill ing one another. It is also wonderful to think when a Nation, or people, get a wrong into their government or their society, how difficult it is, and how much of time and hard blows it takes to get that wrong righted. And those who are working for reform in the New World need not be discouraged if they do not see all abuses righted in a day. So ciety is progressing, but that progress is like ascending a mountain by a winding, slowly rising path, crossed by deep valleys. The traveler is some of the time going down hill but it is the only way up the mountain for all that, and the longer he travels the nearer he gets to the top. —Marshal Bazaine is indicted and being tried in France for plotting the restoration of the Empire instead of fighting his coun try's enemies. He pleads "no guilty" to the charge. Whatever may be the proof to the charge in his case, it would be well for the world if he were the only man who had neglected duty to forward some pet measure of his own or to advance his own personal interests. Will men ever learn to place duty first Will men ever quit plotting for crowns or selling themselves and their souls for office and power —Count Chambord has crouched down at Hainault in Belgium, from whenoe he is supposed to be watching France with some of thephilanthropic or philomouseio emotions of a cat watching a mouse. A feeling somewhat similar to that of a railroad king, who has laid all the wires for shrinking the the stocks in and is about to gulp down some ooveted rival road. HOME MANUFACTORIES. At the late meeting of the County Council P. of H. of Goodhue county, the subject of home man ufactories was incidentally touched upon. The question is one not new but one which deserves much more attention in the west than it is now re ceiving, more attention of a practical kind, that bears fruits in results. Nearly all the machinery used in this State is manufactured out of the Staie. In most in stances this machinery is manufactured at inland towns in other States and has to be shipped hun dreds of miles by railroad with freights at extor tionate rates. The farmers are compelled to have this machinery, and to obtain it, they are forced to pay down to the grasping transportation compan ies these extortionate freights. Take the one ar ticle of threshing machines, in one year alone, a county buying five hundred machines is compelled an these to pay a freight of five thous and dollars. Take all the other machinery and implements of the farm and the freights amount to untold thousands. Yet this money goes to build up the very monopolies against which the farmers are struggling. It is like impoverishing ourselves to give aid and comfort to our enemies in time of war. There is another bad feature about thia transportation business, the shipper, under the present arrangement not paying these freights, is not particularly interested in obtaining low rates. One man ships and another one foots the bill men generally prefer to have the opportu nity to make their own contracts for what they are compelled to pay, otherwise there is too much opportunity of collusion and cheating. Tet thia is not the worst feature, there most be agents at both ends of the route, one set to attend to the shipping and the other to attend to the receiving, selling and collecting, and all these must be paid fancy prices, adding for their services, which in many instances are almost nom inal, from thirty to fifty and even a hundred per cent to the entire cost of the machinery, and the farmer is compelled to foot the bill. The trouble by no means stops here, the manufacturer must charge extra to cover loss and risk in shipping, the manufacturers living at great distances from customers and near to each other can the more easily combine to fix fancy prices on their goods, and they cannot be so easily reached when furnish. ing a poor or worthless article, and in many other ways do they have the advantage of the buyer. Andaddtoall these the fact that all this money is taken out of the State, drained from our soil and sent to build up eastern monopolists and is it any wonder that farmers feel hard times, that the conn try is becoming poorer. If our soil were inex haustible the process might be continued forever, but just as sure as oursoil is exhaustible so surely with ihe present-system will this country be im poverished. And yet with all these facts staring the farmers in the face, it is cbarged against them by men struggling to build up home manufactories, that the farmers will buy of foreign in preference to home manufacturers. The great Teacher when upon the earth had occasion to reprove the Jews for their folly in rejecting and killing the prophets, and enunciated the truth so humiliating to them and to all other people that. "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country." It seems that if this charge against the farmers be true, tbey have run into the same folly of the ancient. Jews, disregarding home enterprise, and lavishing their money where it can never to return them. Now there can be no greater folly than this, and we hope our farmers are not guilty of the folly, and if they are, we most earnestly hope that Patrons will labor most earnestly to correct the wrong and make all such charges false. Farmers mav talk of forcing transportation com panies and manufacturers to terms but they will never come to terms so long as the farmer is in their power, but let the farmer commence to sup ply himself and then and only then will their masters relent. This can only be done by building manufaceories at every favorable point in the west. There is scarcely an agricultural county in the State but that buys eonugh of new machinery and pays for repairs enough to support a large agricul tural machine shop, and there are a great many points in the State much better adapted for the carrying on of such shops than many of the places further east where such shops are located. Such shops can only be built by men uniting their capital to build them, and if there is any work peculiarly appropriate to the granges of the P. of H. it is just this. The organization of the Patrons gives all the advantage in the world for the carrying on of such an enterprise. By the es tabllshing of such a manufactory, the Patrons could have their machinery at first cost, with no profit to middle men. By the establishing of such manufactories, uew business centres are created, the producers of the different kinds ot products are brought nearer together, a fair exchange is made possible. Better markets are crea'ed, the mechanic gets better paid for his work and the farmer gets a better price for his product and saves one half of his expenses for farm implements. With so much to be gained will not some one com mence moving in this matter MUSIC IN THE GRANGE There is no more beautiful part of the exercises designed for our granges than that of music the singing of songs full of noble sentiments, and there is no part of the initiation ceremony that can be made more pleasant and impressive than that of singing our songs in the spirit thereof, and with the un&erstanding also. Music makes the grange seem like the home circle, it elevates and purifies the. thought, touches the fine emotions, awakens the sympathies and social feelings, and makes ns feel in deed and truth like a band of brothers and sisters of one family. A great philosopher has said "Woulds't thou know if a people bo well governed, it its manners be good or bad, examine the music it practices." The Hindoos consider all other arts as the sifts of their inferior deities, but say that "it was Brahama —,the great God—who presented music to mortals." As Christians we are taught that in the begin ning the morning stars sang together music is the language of Heaven. A writer in one of our leading monthly journals a few years since hit on a very happy thought by which he brought out very strikingly the sweet influence of harmony and mu sical sounds. He represents himself as falling asleep and being translated to the planet Venus. He awakens to find the planet inhabited by a race of highly intelligent beings who float grace fully on wings through a soft and delicious atmosphere and converse by variations of the mu sical sale. The author being a musician, by the invention of the flute was enabled to hold sweet converse with the strange inhabitants. It may be that the author only obtained a glimpse of Heaven, of human beings glorified, of mortals made per fect in immortality with voices attuned to the mel ody of Heaven and blending in the harmony of love. Even here spiritual emotions, the divinity within us, finds its highest expressicn in music. But everything is not music, and nothing is more grat ing to the soul than harsh discordant sounds. Neither is the art of music the art of making har mony either with the human voice or upon the in strument something easily attained. Music is not only an art but a science, having its foundation iu mathematics and the laws of sound, and having so to speak a grammar, a rhetoric and a logic of its own. To thoroughly understand it takes close study and attention for years. Yet it pays even at such a cost. If children would be taught correctly from the first, music would probably be come as natural to them as to the birds. Music is indeed everywhere in nature, and our songs are full of the sentiments of this music, and we as patrons ever brought into communion with nature in our daily toil should listen to her sweet voice heard ever ywhere. Music is wafted by the winds through the leaves of the forest, is heard in the gambols of the bounding brooks, in the song of birds, laughs forth in the voices of childhood, bursts from the lips of the maid, gushes in through base up from the soul of man. Old ocean thunders forth her voice, and hill and plain and valley give back soft ened notes. Music attends the spheres in their rounds and the harmony of the universe belongs to her. She breathes through the leaves of ripen ing cora, and blows softly over the fields of wav ing grain. She is heard in the lowing of the beasts, in the bleating of the flocks, in the loud joyous cackling of the fowls, rattles infthe reaper ana buzzes in the thresher. It is well that the gleaners and the harvesters, the brothers and sis ters of the fields as they gather in their happy family circle with their souls full of all nature's melodies, shouldjoin in the glad anthem. GOODHUE COUNTY MUSICAL ASSOCIA TION.—The first meeting of thia society closed a very successful session at Zumbrota with a grand concert last Thursday evening. The session com menced on Tuesday morning, under the leader ership of Prof Raymond of this city, Miss Mattie Graham of this place presiding at the piano. The music practiced and the choruses given at the closing concert were mostly selections from the best authors and known as "classical music." The number of singers enrolled was sixty-five, or about ten more than were enrolled at the last State As-* sociation at St. Paul. From those In attendance we learn that from the inception to the close every thing passed off most heartily and harmoniously. The instrumental part by Miss Graham was most ably rendered, as all who know her ability would be led to anticipate, while Prof. Raymond won golden opinions from all for the tact and ability displayed in organizing and so nearly perfecting, in so short a time, so many difficult choruses out of material thrown together for the first time. One unusual feature of the chorus was sixteen tenor voices on the first day of the session. The soprano was also strong throughout, and the base steadily grew to the end of the session, while the alto, perhaps less strohg than the other parts, was quite creditable. All were enthusiastic in their praises of the hospitality of the citizens of Zumbrota, and the crowded house they gave at the closing con cert crowned the who! a financial success. Here after the County Association will be looked for ward to as an era of musical progress. Near the close of the session a constitution was adopted. THE PROPRECTS OF A HIGHER PRICE FOR WHEAT—THE HAR VEST IN EUROPE. Last week we promised our subscribers an arti cle on the subject of '-The prospects of a higher price for wheat. Instead of that we give the fol lowing gleaned from a German paper of wide cir ulation in Europe which contains facts far more conclusive than any thing else that we could present. In the first place a very small crop of rye has been harvested on the continent, and that has affected the whole grain market. Rye is the most important of grain, because no other is consumed to so great an extent, and with the exception of Russia and a few small provinces on the lower Danube a middling crop of rye has not been received in any country. The wheat crop is also so small that two important wheat export ing countries, France and Hungaria, must them selves import wheat this season. France will this year need at least from 18 to 20 millions of bushels. England alone is going to give a normal or in oth er words an average wheat crop, that is to say, it will under all circumstances have to import from thirteen to fourteen million quarters of wheat and flour. And as to Italy and the Netherlands, the exports and imports of the two countries will about balance. The harvest in Russia and Poland leaves a better result, but these countries will not be able to export as mucn this year as during the pre vious year. Especially in the south of Russia is the crop very poor. In the countries of the lower Danube, the wheat crop is quite good, but there was a very small corn crup and this will prevent the export of any wheat. As to Germany the wheat crop this year will be sufficient to supply home ne cessities, but if we wish to keep the wheat the prices must be raised, especially in the cities on the coast, otherwise the wheat will be exported. All these circumstances have since the end of tne summer occasioned a rise in the prices of grain, the like of which we have not seen in many a year, and heavy imports from the United States is the only thing that can have a sufficient influ ence on the European grain market to relieve it from the critical situation in which it has at pres ent fallen. THE NOMINEES. Mr. Win. Featherstone, the nominee for Senator was one of the early settlers of Ohio, where he corns mencedlifeby working at 13 dollars per month, out. of which he supported himself, wife and one child. By unremitting toil and strict ecoonmy, tem perate living and the use of clear, practical judg ment, Mr. Featherstone succeeded in buy ng and improving a fine farm and surrounding bimscli with many of the comforts of life, In 1857 Mr. Featherstone came to Minnesota and settled in Goodhue county in the town which was afterwards named for him and still bears his name. With his habits of thrift, industry and economy, he applied himself dilligently to opening up anew farm, and found in the rich soil of our State a proper reward for his toil. He has always been considered a model farmer in this section of the country. His machinery was always properly housed ani in good order, his grain was always cut in good order and harvested at the proper sea son, no little leaks or wastages which so cripple many of our farmers, were permitted on his prem ises. Mr. Featherstone was never a trader or speculator in any sense of the word, the wealth he has obtained, has been dug from the soil, has been produced dy his own labor directed by good sound sense. Mr. Featherstone as a farmer has always been progressive, he was for many years the Treas urer of tne Goodhue County Agricultural Society, and when the Society had no funds in its Treasury he advanced money from his own private fnnd and to his exertions the Society owed a great share of its success for many years. But he did not stop with his own Agricultural Society in his efforts to obtain knowledge, he attended the fairs of his own and adjoining States, visited the great Inter nationa! exposition at St. Louis, and a few years since attended the World's Exposition in London and travelled through England. During all this time Mr. Featherstone has taken and read prob ably a larger number of Agricultural papers and scientific and literary journals and newspapers than any other farmer in the County. He opened one of the finest farms and bhilt one of the best farm houses in the County. Mr. Featherstone has always, from the first or ganization of the party, been a warm, consistent Republican. But he never has asked, nor held any office, on the contrary he has always shrunk from all political preferment. Yet during all this time he has had the respect and confidence of all his fellow-citizens. He has been called upon from year to year to represent his town in the County Convention of his party. Four years ago Mr. Featherstone, having laid up a competency, and feeling old age coming on, his children having grown into manhood and built up, assisted by the well timed aid of their father, homes for themselves, bought and fitted up a very fine house in this city where he has since resided. He purchased some two years since the well known Spring Creek Flouring Mill, which is now owned by him. Mr. Featherstone's chief characteristics are mod esty and good judgment. Though his whole heart is is in the reform movement he shrank from ac cepting the nomination for himself and only did so upon the earnest solicitation of his many friends. His cool sense makes him a safe man for all classes, and it is hoped, as has been suggested, that he will receive the support of all class and all parties. Mr. Leland Jones is also one of our oldest and inost esteemed farmers. He came to the State when it was a wilderness traveled from Dubuque to St. Paul on the old Dubuque and 8t. Paul trail when not a house and scarcely a settler's shanty was to be seen on the whole route. He settled in the town of Burnside, where he has since resided. Nearly aU that has been said of Mr. Featherstone as a farmer may be repeated of Mr. Jones. He has devoted himself for the past few yean in connec tion with his farm, quite largely to bee culture, and has deservedly received at our County fain, the highest premiums for honey at well as for other products of his arm. Mr. Jones is an ac tive and influential member of the Burnside Grange P. of H. and oas been prominent as a Pa. tron in the County Councils. He is a successful fanner, esteemed by all who know him, and has never held, asked ordesired office. He has always been an active consistent member of the Repub lican party. ITEMS FOR FATUOUS. Red Wing Grange, No. 353, meets at its hall on the second and third Fridays of each month, at 7% o'clock P.M. Visiting Patrons cordially invited. J. F. PINGREY, 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. HE National Grange Patrons of Hus bandry have 130,000 on deposit in a New York City Bank. THE farmers of Champaign county, 111, are shipping grain on the co-operative plan. In a shipment of nineteen car-loads at one time they saved about $500. In forty-one counties of Illinois the farmers havje put candidates in the field, propos ing to carry the next Legislature. THE Patrons of Husbandry in Marshall County, 111., declare by resolution that no man without good moral character, orwho is entangled with political job or ring alliance, need expect their vote or countenance. THE Minneapolis Tribune says In the elections of Tuesday, the Granges have elected a good many members of the Legislature in Iowa, so as to nold the balance of power, prob ably. So far as this is a genuine farmers' move ment, it may be regarded as a wholesome sign. The Democratic party is dead, and the Republi cans are reado to co-opeiate with the Grangers to effect any reform that is actually needed, and to build any bulwark that railroad encryachments may require. Both will combine to enssre justice and overthrow demagogues. The Grangers of Jefferson and adjoin ing counties of Iowa held a harvest home festival at Fairfield, at the new fair grounds, one and a half miles south of the city. The procession was over a mile long, comprisi over 500 wagons, be sides many horsemen. It is estimated that there were 5,000 people on the grounds. Music, ban ners, speeches by Miss Laura Garrison, of Mount Pleasant, and others, and a most bountiful and sumptuous dinner, were embraced in the pro gramme. REV. DR. NEWMAN HALL, of London, at the conclusion of his sermon last evening, called attention to a monument which was about being erected in connection with a chapel in London by working men there, to the memory of Abraham Lincoln. He reminded his hearers that during their great civil war the sympathizers with the liberal power held a meeting in his church in Lon don, and at- their instigation the monument of Lincoln was about to be erected. The amount re quired for its completion would be £7000. They would be able to raise half this amount in Eng land, and he had no doubt the people of the United States would contribute the remainder. NEW YORK, Oct. 18.—Senator Win dom, of the Senate Committee on Transportation, will leave to-night for Washington, and on Mon day the other memhers of the committee will pro ceed to Richmond, aud thence to Cincinnati, stop ping at intermediate shipping points, and return ing to Washington by the 17th of November, when it will take the Southern coast direction, stopping at important cities. Reaching New Orleans, the committee will return by way of the Mississippi. At the session to-day, tha committee listened to suggessions concerning terminal facilities for grain destined for foreign ports, and the construc tion of a canal from the Ohio to the James river, to be of sufficient capicity to pass wide flat boats such as could navigate the Mississippi river and tributaries, so that shipments at Western depots could be carried to the Atlantic without handling —these water ways to be constructed by the gov ernment. The committee brought their labors to a close in.this city by a trip down the bay and in spection of the harbor and railway termini. FARMERS' CONVENTION. At a convention of the farmers of the Sixteenth Senatorial District, which met in Feather stone Tuesday the 21st inst., Mr. Freyber ger of Featherstone, was chosen chairman, and at his request Mr. H. Bruce of Good hue, explained the object of the convention. On motion Lewis Johnson of Goodhue, was chosen secretary. Voted to nominate State Senator, and after a discussion upon the advisability of the convention nominating a Senator, it was unanimously voted to proceed. An informal ballot was taken and J. E. Sim mons and D. H. Towle were appointed tellers. There were 43 vote9 cast, of which Win. Featherstone received 30, and was afterwards unanimously nominated. The informal ballot for representative resulted in L. Jones of Burnside, receiving 28 of the 43 votes cast, and he was after wards unanimously nominated for the position. A central committee was appointed con sisting of H. Bruce, of Goodhue, B. B. Herbert of Red Wing, and £. A. Sergeant of Burnside. On motion the proceedings of this con vention be published in the Advance, Repub-nHRIS. lican and ARGUS of Red Wing. PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY.—At the Church, in West Florence, on Monday evening, Oct. 20th, I. C. Stearns, Master of Zumbrota Grange and Deputy, of the State Grange of Minnesota, assisted by B. B. Herbert, Esq., of The Grange Advance, organized a Grange of the Patrons of Hus bandry, named the West Florence Grange. Number of charter members twenty-six, with a prospect of a large Grange. The following officers were eleoted J. B. Smith, Matter. Charles Smith, Overseer. W. B. Brown, Lecturer. L. A. H. Welch, Chaplain. W. W. Smith, Secretary. J. Durrannes, Treasurer. C. Potter, Steward. W. H. Bailey, Assistant Steward. Emma Potter, Lady Assistant Steward. Emma Goff, Ceres. Mrs. W. W. Carpenter, Pomona. Miss M. Brown, Flora. Fred. Timeon, Gate Keeper. 1 ACCIDENT.—On the 9th inst., a little daughter of David and Harriet Mailer of Belvidere, while playing with some Other children, fell and broke its arm, just above the elbow. Dr. Higbee dressed the fractured arm, and the child is doing well.. T\ W INGERSOLL & CO., DRY GOODS, Conrer Third and Wabasha Sts., ST. PAUL. It is our aim to offer a Stock of DRY GOODS second to none in the State. OUR SHAWL, DRESS aOODS, SILK, WOOLEN AND DOMESTIC DEPARTMENTS. Will be found of special interest. OUR ORDER DEPARTMENT, Under the charge of Mr. FIELD, will be conducted with Special Regard to Promptness, and all Goods For warded Guaranteed as Represented. Samples seat by mail, or information as to STYLES AND PRICES Giv«to upon application. Prices of all DOMESTIC GOODS At Retail will not vary materially from Wholesale quotations. D. W ISWERSOLL CO. FOUND. A small pocket book containing money, a note and receipt, the owner Will please call prove ownership and pay charges. Red Wing, October 23.1873. Dated Oct. 22d, 1873. N.-O. WERNER. ESTRAY NOTICE.—Taken up by the subscriber on the 20th instant on the farm occupied by him, on Section 1, in the Town of Featherstone in the County of Goodhue, Minnesota: Three cows, one of red color with a litte white on the belly, one a red cow with a crumpled or lopped horn and one a spotted cow with a snort tail. The owner can have the same by proving property, paying charges and taking them away. F. L. HERBERT. UTILES RAYMOND, RED WING, MINNESOTA, TEACHER of VOCAL MUSIC AND CONDUCTOR OF MUSICAL CONVENTIONS Desires to inform the public that he is prepared to. teach Singing Classes, or conduct Musical Conventions in any village in the State, furnishing Books and Pianist (and Solo Singers when desired) at terms within the reach of every community.. For terms Address STILES RAYMOND, Red Wins Minn. R. WELLMAN, Successor to ASHTON & PURDY, Manufacturer of the Genuine Eed Wing Fanning Mill, KITCHEN SAFES, WINDOWS, Ac, Repairing Promptly Attended to, Over Denonorr Bros. Foundry, RED WING, MINN. G. STEARNS, Agent for the sale of PIANOS. ORGANS, &C. Will Furnish any Instrument and Style Desired, at EASTERN MANUFACTURERS' PRTCES. All Instruments Warranted. QHANDLER & STERRETT, XHIW WAREHOUSE, FORWARDING, STORAGE, COMMISSION AND PATENTS GRAIN MERCHANTS, Red Wing, Minnesota. Secured in the United States, Canada and all tha European countries. Information given free. Call and see or address E. N. WEST, Patent Solicitor and Model Maker, Winona, Minnesota I have a competent Associate in Washington, D. C. GRAHAM. JUSTICE OF THIS PEACH, Conveyancer and General. Collection Agent, RED WING, MINNESOTA. $2" Taxes paid for non-residents. ^yiLLISTON & HALL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Officein "Keystone" Brick Block, Main street, Red Wing, Minnesota. Will attend to the duties of their profession in all the Stateand Federal Courts. W. WILtlSTON. O. If. HAIt. J^ENSMORE BROTHERS, Machine Shop and Foundry, CORNER OF BUSH AND LEVEE STS., Are doing Iron Work,and Furnishing Lightand Heavy Castings of every description. Also, repairing Steam Engines, Machinery for Mills and Factories, Thresh ing Machines, Headers, Reapera, Mowers, Drills, Me. Casting in Bass done to order. Old Metals wanted. 'V SHELDON & CO., STORAGE, FORWARDING AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Agtntt American Exprett Company. Keep constantly on hand a full supply of SALT. COAL, LIME AND CEMENT, Warehouse, Corner of Plumb and Levee streets, Red Wing, Minnesota. Sept. 15th, 1873. T. B. SHELDON. E. H. BLODGBTT.