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VASA. Dec. 5.1873.
Nothing has transpired since the or
ganization of our Grange." the effects
of which will be so long felt and appreci
ated by its members, as an in-door"
Picnic, given on the afternoon and even
ing of the 2nd in.st.,1 the most of the
members being present with their fami
The ADVANCE was well represented
by Mr. Tandy, who not only did honor
to the said paper, but justice to the ta
ble, which was literally filled no. that
don't express it, it was piled full every
thing found a proper place not only on
the groaning table, but in the stomachs
of as jolly and good natured sixty per
sons as you will find each seemed to
vie with the other to make a pleasant
afternoon and evening. About three
o'clock the Grange was called to order
and opened. Officers for the ensuing
year were eleeted, four applications were
received and the applicants elected.
The Grange listened attentively to
some remarks by Messrs. Tandy and
Charlson of Burnside Grange your cor
respondent being called out to assist a
committee, of which he was one-fifth, did
not hear these Brothers, but heard
enough to learn that they were well re
ceived, after which a recess was declared,
and a one or two hour's discussion held
around and over the table. Every
question" was taken up and an effort
made to dispose of it, but all effort was
unavailing disposing of one article and
immediately it was duplicated, and after
an hour's hard work all began to grow
weary finally all effort closed, the compa
ny found the ladies too much for them
and caved." I am not well versed in
culinary affairs, and could give but a
meagre description of what was provid
ed. Cakes of over twenty different va
rieties, iced, and mounted superbly,
beautiful to behold, and still better to
taste, the always relished boiled ham,
turkeys, chickens, and ducks roasted,
palatable oyster soup, light biscuit, as
light and white as the snow flake now
I'm getting fogged before half through
and so will stop suffice it to say that
all in all it was just such a time that we
love to participate in it was the social"
feature of the order brought out, show
ing the foresight and wisdom of its
founders. Long may it wave," and the
ADVANCE too. UNCLE TOM.
Editor Grange Advance:
If there should be time at the next
Council meeting I would submit certain
questions for consideration at that time.
What plan of arbitration, if any, can
we adopt to settle any dispute or contro
versy that may arise between members of
the different Granges in this County?—
As there is considerable difference of
opinion among farmers as to how much
it costs to raise a bushel of wheat can
we not determine upon some plan of
operation by which we may determine
this question I do not believe it can
be raised and sold for less than $1.00
per bushel and yield a fair profit.
I should like also to bring up the
subject of Insurance for discussion.
CHARLES, son of G. S. Rathbone
had his leg broken while exercising on
a gymnast pole, on Wednesday last.
FLOCKS of geese flew over Wabasha
on Tuesday morning in search of a
RED WING, GOODHUE
For the Grange Advance.
Lawyers and Law-Makers.
There is no doubt that there will be
Farmers and Mechanics enough in our
coming Legislature to control the action
of that body, and while the producing
classes are making strenuous efforts for
reform in matters directly pertaining
to their interests, such as transportation
and direct communication with their
manufacturers, they should not over
look another question which is almost
as vital as the above. I refer to the
laws of our State. All laws are made
for the government of the unlearned as
well as the learned, for the farmer as
well as the lawyer, for the mechanic as
well as the merchant, for the artizan
as well as the priest, and all are alike
interested in the making and execution
of all laws, hence the necessity of hav
ing our laws so framed and worded
that all can understand and comprehend
their effect and force why the necessi
ty of so much repetition so much com
plication, so much that nobody under
stands Take the statutes of Minneso
ta to-day, and you will find but few
who agree as to their meaning. You
will scarcely find two lawyers in the
State defining or construing any law the
same the courts are often at a loss to
determine questions of law submitted
to them, and in the course of every
term of court you will hear something
like the following The Court thinks,
or is of the opinion that the Legislature
intended," &c., &c. hardly two Judges
agreeing as touching the same inten
tions. Now, Mr. Editor, you being a
lawyer, can you tell me the necessity of
Litigation is one of the great curses
that is cursing our land, and the tax
correctly shown that it imposes upon
the entire community would startle all
who could see it a very large propor
tion of the cases on Court Calendars
would cease to appear if our laws were
more simple, if they were written for
the masses instead of the few, and half
of the few though skilled in the law
could not give a concise and clear state
ment of its meaning.
It is clearly the duty of the Legisla
ture to simplify all laws, let cause and
penalty be so stated that at least a
wayfaring man can interpret and un
derstand and for one I hope that we
may in the future have common sense
ingrafted in all laws instead of legal
quibbles. The dark frown of Monop
oly gathers about it any law that you
cannot understand bodes no good to
the masses. We would be a law abid
ing people could we know the law
let the farmers and producers who are
members of our Legislature see to it
that no law is passed this coming ses
sion that they. do not understand or
comprehend. UNCLE TOM.
We fear that we cannot satisfactorily
answer «our correspondents' question.
Can he tell us how it is that hardly any
two men understand the Bible alike
Now, if it is impossible for us to read
and understand the divinely inspired
law alike, much less shall we expect to
agree upon the terms of human law.
If man were perfect in judgment, so
that he need not err, and also perfect
in heart so that he would have no de
sire to err, we might expect perfectly
formed laws, but the trouble is that if
we had reached such a degree of perfec-
tion we should need no law. But al
though we shall never be able to make
perfect laws, still that & no reason why
we should not make them as perfect as
possible, and we are very glad that
N LE TOM" has brought up this
matter. We cannot too earnestly im
press upon our law makers the necessity
of simplicity and clearness in the terms
of the law. As our correspondent inti
mates, carelessness, and negligence
and sometimes something worse in
forming laws is one of the greatest evils
of the day, and we sincerely wish this
letter could go into the hands of every
man who will sit in our next legislature.
Let us have more of this kind cor
respondence that touches things at the
RED WIJTG AJTD VICINITY.
TH E DISTRICT COURT commenced
its session in this city yesterday with
ninety-nine cases on the calendar.
J. HAM DAVIDSON will lecture at
the M. E. Church in this city, on Sat
urday evening of this week at 7J
o'clock. Subject of the lecture, Orato
ry and its oddities.
A TEMPERANCE MEETING, with a
view of forming a society, was held in
Goodhue on Thursday evening of last
week. There was a good turn out
Rev. H. Goodsell of Zumbrota, and
Messrs. H. Bruce and H. F. Armstrong
made speeches. A committee was ap
pointed to draft a constitution and by
laws. The society is to be a branch so
ciety of the National Temperance Union.
ON Thursday morning last the up
passenger train was over three hours
going from Red Wing to Etter. Green
wood was the trouble. We hope these
railroad people will find out before long
that good wood cannot be bought for
one or two dollars per cord.
SHERIFF CHANDLER met with a se-
rious accident on Monday by stepping
upon a broken trap door in his ware
house, causing a dislocation of the toes
of his right foot. He will let that ware
house alone for the next four weeks.
Another warning to men noi to go fool
ing around places they are not accustom
G. W. SMITH, of Ottawa, lost a fine
horse Tuesday, evidently from hydropho
TWENTY-TWO coal stoves have been
put in operation at Lake City this winter
for the first time.
WOOD & BOSTON of Lake City have
75,000 trout eggs placed in position for
THE town of Lyra, Blue Earth coun
ty, has voted to give $15,000 to the
THE ferry at New Ulm went down
with three teams the other day, but no
one suffered anything worse than a big
ROBERT STEWART of St. Charles was
presented with a $50 cane on the occasion
of his 70th birthday.
FARIBAULT claims to have made im
provements to the amount of $250,000
during the past year.
MINN., E E E
Tn™ ~v the sum of $22,000 on forged titles to
J. IT. JOHNSON, Esq., has been ap- the land in the vicinity. They have
pointed by the Featherstone Grange to
DR. C. POWELL ADAMS was married
on the 30th ult. at Vermillion, Dakota
county, to Mrs. Mary Sophia Pettibone,
I W A 0 N
old, held a tin reception at his house on
Ihanksgiving evening, and a good time
AN old settler named Peter Beighlev
died at Shell Rock, November 26th!
He was an excellent citizen and highly
THE Hastings Union of Wednesday
says that a son of Mr. N. Frank, aged
eight years, had his right leg broken
between the knee and ankle, from a
kick received from a son of Mr. Eck.
TWENTY-FIVE huge gobblers with
appropriate trimmings contributed to
the enjoyment of the Thanksgiving din
ner at the Deaf, Dumb and Blind" Asy
lum at Faribault. In the evening
games and amusements prevailed, and
Prof. Noyes presided over a happy as
well as a numerous family.
THE Freeborn County Standard, at
Albert Lea, contains the following in
Two forgers named J. H. Anderson
and A. T. Siler, who recently commit
ted forgeries in Freeborn county, were
arrested and escaped, have been heard
from at Osage, Iowa, where thev raised
a a in
-fliSisiL ., -r der in their
prepar a petition to the Legislature
asking that Chapter ninety-nine of last
winter's laws, relating to cattle running
at large in Goodhue County, be re
Reaped justice with the plun-
der in their trowsers.
TWEED is not so bad a man after all.
When he was admitted to the peniten
tiary he stated that his occupation was
statesman." When it came to religion
he disclaimed having any. A man in
his situation who does not claim to be a
Christian Statesman," is not altogether
lost to the finer feelings of humanity.
JTJDD & DAVISON, printers of the
Mankato Directory, for H. E. Newton &
Co., have come to grief. Roberts, who
was the "Co." and who managed the
business, collected all the advertisements
that he could and went east, leav
ing Messrs. Judd & Davison to *et
their pay as best they could. From the
Mankato Review it appears that Roberts
passed himself off as Mr. Thomas.
ABOUT a year ago a co-partnership
was formed at Mankato between Capt.
Frey and J. Bobl, for the manufacture
of matches. Several weeks ago, Capt.
Frey went to Ohio, ostensibly to sell
some property for the purpose of putting
all his means in the business. Letters
from him represented that he was unsuc
cessful, and that he should go to New
York to try and negotiate loans. Since
which time nothing has been heard of
him. The other day a lady arrived in
Mankato, who had placed $1,000 in
Frey's hands for investment, last year.
It is now believed that he used that sum
for his own purposes, and that he has
gone to Europe. His partner has dis
solved the co-partnership and assumes all
OF THE NEW YORK STORE, AT HASTINGS,
is selling his entire stock of
DRY GOODS AID CLOTEIM,
AT PANIC PRICES.
For Wheat at $1.00 Per Bushel.
S WARRANTE as REPRESENTED
Johannes Anderson and wife, Danes
went away from their homes in Rice
land Freeborn county, one day last
week to attend church, leaving a num
ber of little children to take care of
themselves. Upon returning they
found one child badly burned in the
face and one hand, and were informed
that during their absence a man enter
ed the house, drew out a shovel full of
live coals, and turned a flask of powder
upon it, causing the injuries mentioned.
Subsequent investigation shows that
the person performing this lawless act
was an Irishman, who, from some
cause had lost his nose, and is said to
have been in the Insane Asylum at one
time. His name we did not learn,
bince the commission of the act Charles
Baker and Rasmuss Jorgenson Save
been in search of him, but so far with
&c, &c, &c.
Thir S re
Red Wing, Minnesota.
S O A E O W A I O
Red Wing, Minnesota.
Wholesale and Retail Manufacturer and Dealer in
Corner Third and Plumb Streets,
RED WING, MINN.
I E I & HACK,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
WINES AND LIQUORS,
FLOUR AND PEED
Corner of Bush and Third Streets,
RED WING, MINNESOTA.