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What the Governors Say.
We print the following brief -pit
omes of the messages of the Governors
of different States, not only as a matter
of interesting news, but as showing tbo
spirit of reform, which either real or
feigned, seems to be almost universal
throughout the States. Everywhere
has the voice of the new movement, in i'a
vor of economy, honesty in the adminis
tration of the officers of State and equal
and just legislation been heard, and not
only heard but heeded and respected,
either through feigned compliance with
the demands oi the people or by earnest
endeavors to right all wrongs and to
meet out equal justice to all.
With regard to the railroad law now
in force in Illinois, the governor, after
stating that the railroad commissioners
have prepared a schedule of rates lor all
the roads, says What the railroad
corporations will do after the loth of Jan
uary, when the schedules are in full
force, I cannot say. Should they fail or
refuse to comply with the terms of the
act, it will be the duty of the executive
and the officers of the law to execute
with energy, and enforce with rigor, the
will of the people, as expressed by the
legislature. Tne people demand that
public corporations shall subserve pub
lie interests, and to this imperative
demand every branch of govern
ment must and will conform. The
sooner the problem is solved, the
better, in my opinion, for all
concerned. Once solved, I feel as
sured the people will be just and reason
able in their legislation toward corporate
bodies and, give them all privileges
consistent with the public good. I rec
ommend a full and fair trial of the law
passed at the former session and if,
upon trial, it is found that the schedule
of rates prepared and published by the
commissioners is unjust or unfair to the
people or railroads, the commissioners
can change and revise the same, and
such action will meet the approval of a
candid and considerate people."
The message of Gov. Noyes shows
the state debt to be $32,314,000, and
local indebtedness to be rapidly increas
ing. He recommends that corpora
tions be limited by legislative enact
ment from increasing their indebted
ness beyond certain bounds. He also
recommends an appropriation of five
thousand dollars for the erection of
hatching-houses for the propagation of
fish inquiry into the manner of doing
business of fast freight and transporta
tion companies a law to bind Ohio
corporations under heavy penalties to
keep their transfer books, or duplicates
thereof, in Ohio and to compel the
closing of transfer books at least ten
days before the annual meeting of
stockholders also some legislation that
will compel such companies to pay
their full share of taxation. An ap
propriation is asked for the completion
of the geological survey of the state
it is recommended that the Miami and
Ohio universities be changed to normal
schools of the higher grade.
Gov. Dix, of New York, submitted
his message January 6. It states that
the debt is comparatively small, and
may in a few years be entirely paid
the laws are enforced with renewed
vigor, and great criminals brought to
exemplary punishment. discusses
at length the railroads and canals of the
state. He thinks when all the locks
are doubled and steam adopted on the
canal, its successful Competition with
other routes cannot be doubted.
Gov. Samuel H. Elbert, of Colorado,
submitted his message to the territorial
legislature, January 6. It shows there
is no territorial indebtedness. The im
portance of forest culture and the pres
ervation of timber are referred to. A
cssaanj!3« -.-- fas
law is much needed to prevent the
jumping or stealing of mines. The
yield of bullion for the past year is es
timated at five million dollars—a large
increase over the past year. Numerous
manufacturing .•stabiishuients have re
cently been started, and others are in
contemplation. The cultivation of the
soil has been attended with rich and un
expected results the importance of
legislation for the extension of irriga
tion is urged. The governor says the
territory possesses the population,
wealth and general intelligence requisite
for a state government. Over two hun
dred thousand acres of land are under
cultivation. There are one hundred and
eitrhty schools, and school property
amounting to over a quarter of a million
dollars in value.
has again opened its two legislatures
simultaneously—the Kellogg law-mak
ing body and the McEnery. Gov. Kel
logg submitted his annual message, the
more important point being in relation
to the state finances. The debt is
stated to be S24.283.336. He recom
mends that it be funded at sixty cents
on the dollar, in new seven per cent.
consols, guaranteed by constitutional
amendment, and an appropriation for
interest, to be made perpetual. The
McKnery legislature will limit itself to
the adoption of an address to Congress
on the political situation in Louisiana.
We condense the following from a
very interesting account of the installa
tion of officers and festival of the above
named Grange, found in the Jansville
Argus, an excellent wide-awake Graugo
county paper of Waseca county.
The installation was public and was
well attended by Patrons and friends
The ceremonies commenced at an early
hour, and were impressive and listened
to with the closest attention.
Worthy Master Samuel Hodgkins,
upon receiving the tokens of his office,
made a neat and appropriate speech in
which he said:
WORTHY MASTER CRANE:—In accepting
from your hand this gavel, by-laws of our
Grange, and constitution of our Order, I do
not accept it as one who pretends to know
all, but I come among you one of the most
willing to learn, fully comprehending the
great and responsible duties that devolve
upon me as Master of your Grange.
Although our work may be
arduous, requiring much hard work, study
and forethought, and we may be called
upon to make many sacrifices whatever
duty we are called upon to perform, let us
do it with a cheerfulness, and a will, that
will show Freedom Grange is a Grange of
deeds, and not of words. Never can we ex
pect to induce those of our neighbors and
friends, that have assembled here with us
to-night, to become members of our Order,
and co-workers in our cause, by holding
out to them the hand of flattery but we
must hold out to them the hand of truth,
fidelity and hope, and show them by our
example that we are united as a band of
brothers and sisters, and by our untiring
fidelity, and persevering economy, that wo
are trying as a farming community of the
Northwest, to better our condition. Then,
and not till then, may we expect that they
will join in and help us. For seven and a
half long years did our forefathers struggle,
and struggle desperately, to throw off the
oppressive yoke of Great Brittain. What
would be their joy, what their delight,
could they look to-day upon this great Re
public Seven years ago this winter, the
North Star Grange of St. Paul, was first
organized what must be their surprise to
see all, or nearly all the farmers of the
United States emulating their*example
The Granges have been seven years at
their work and ere another six months
have passed, we will begin to reap the ben
efits of their labors. But we must be pa
tient, the right will be sure to win at last.
We could never expect to succeed in our
enterprise if we held our councils with open
doors, and admitted our enemies as well as
our friends therefore we hold our assem-
I N TJJSTIOJSJ- 6 E E N I N N O W E E O W E E
tOL I. RED WING, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21,1874.
guarded to keep out enemies, but to every
farmer of good character, we care not what
his nationality may be, if he earns his
bread by the sweat of his brow, our doors
will be thrown open wide, and we will bid
him welcome, WELCOME to our Grange.
To this the retiring Master. !'. E.
Crane, responded, congratulating the
Master elect on his elevation to the
honorable and responsible position, and
the Grange upon their foresight in the
happy choice of their Master, and said
Patrons, when last May I assumed the
responsibilities of Master of your Grange,'
we were most of us unskilled in the details
of the work of the Grange, and unskilled I
in parliamentary usages, and none more so
than myself but it ha? been my privilege I
Thanked the Grange for the harmo
ny that had been maintained, and added
the following remarks which ail Patrons
shuuld read and remember
We propose to the outside world to treat
each other as brothers and sisters: may
our deeds confirm our words. Discord and
strife will ruin the most prosperous Grange.
If any of us have any personal feelings
toward any member of our Order may they
be left outside of the Grange.
After installation, the new officers
spread the tables with a rich feast.
Following the supper, were tell
ing toasts and happy, well timed respon
ses. From the toasts proposed we se
Our National Grange may their
councils be endowed with wisdom.
Our fair daughters: may they never
frown if they have to mop up the tracks
made by a farmers muddy boots.
Our young men may they never
slight the girl with a homespun dress. (A
looking around to see who wore homespun.)
Our brethren throughout the world,
that are sick or afflicted to-night: may God
in whom we trust, bless them, we leave
them in His care, for He doeth all things
well." [This toast was received standing,
and in silence.]
The Press, independent, and incor
ruptible that exposes corruption in all
parties that shields no criminal because
wealthy: that upholds no monopoly because
powerful that recognizes and sustains the
rights of the most humble individual or
class that maintains the right of the farm
er as a producer, to have a voice in the set
ting of values on his own productions.
May such a press, including the Farmers'
Union, the GRANGE ADVANCE, the JanesvilU
Argua, and the Waseca News, be the press
of our choice, and may their proprietors
reap a rich pecuniary reward for their
faithful services in this war for equal
rights, and a still richer reward in the
gratitude of their appreciative countrymen
The agricultural world known as
the outside of the Grange with us in heart
as they are identical in interest, may they
soon see it for their interest to join us in a
body, and give us their moral and material
support in this glorious cause, but if any
have consciencious scruples against the
shadow of secrecy, may they unite their
forces in Farmers' Clubs," and Farmers'
State Associations as in our sister State of
Illinois, and in this form accept our hearty
good wishes and co-operation in the great,
vital, and paramount duty of the American
people, the breaking down of monopolies,
and the restoring of honesty and economy in
every branch of the civil government, from
the President to Postmaster.
A S A VE factory is to be built at
E saw mills of Duluth are all closed
S A A I S is to have a new dam
complete in 60 days.
E country about Albert Lea is over
run with rabbits.
REDWOOD FALLS has built to the
amount of $23,685 during the year.
E largest tax payer in Rochester is
John R. Cook, who pays $1,319.13
for the year 1873.
MONEY ORDERS at the St. Peter's
office footed up 010,050.99 for the end
ing Dec. 31,1873.
E steamboat Ida Campbell and Iowa
City are on the ways at the Point, near
Wabasha, undergoing repairs.
IN the trial of Jesse A. Wilson, at
Brainerd, for the shooting of Eagan,
the jury returned a verdict of not
E St. Cloud Journal estimates that
fully 3,000 saddles^of venison were ship
ped from that place during the past sea
MR. JOHN T. ATHERTOX. formerly
Clerk of Mower county, has taken pos
session of the railway eating house at
FARIBAULT contributions to the fron
tier sufferers are §165.43 cash. 1 lar^e
boxes of clothing, 22A barrels of flour.
\V ell done.
LOST on the prairie was r. J. llus
sol and daughter of Sauk Rapids. Mr.
ilussel sports a frosted nose as a memen
to of this adventure.
A PLEASANT social event, the crys
tal wedding of Mr. and Mrs. txaylord
Sr.xtun, of Faribault, took place Mon
day evening, the Uth
A N ambitious hen of Mr. Geo. T.
Short of Faribault is reported to be
cackling over an egg 6] by 8' inches.—
Such an egg is worth cackling over.
MR. JOEL I. SCOTT has a yield of
2,900 bushels Fife wheat off'of 100
acres of land. Can any other farmer in
the State or out of it beat this.— Union.
A FIRE at Austin, Saturday, the
10th, destroyed two small buildings, a
barn and a dwelling, owned by T. K.
Armstrong. The Exchange Hotel had
a narrow escape.
642 of the Litchfield Ledger is
publishing reuiinisences of his recent
eastern trip. The best and most prac
tical reminiscence of that trip, is that
he returned from it a P. M.
W M. BUELL, killed near Roches
ter, last week, was the son of Wm.
Buell, of Sterling, Blue Earth county.
E residence of A. Beal. Esq., of
Wabasha, was burned Monday last
Loss about $2,000 insurance §1.200.
EGOS are still egcrs in this town.
We kuow of a tamily in this village,
that, so far as eggs are concerned, have
subsisted for three months on a chrotno
of a setting hen, and our crockery dealers
have long since exhausted their stock of
china hen persauders. Life without
hen fruit is but a barren waste.—Lvch
PETER GECKLER, who was so severely
injured by the explosion of Pearl oil at
his house, last week, while endeavoring
to subdue the flames which enveloped
his sister-in-law, Miss Sophia Stark,
who had used the oil to kindle a fire,
died on Monday after great suffering.
A HOPEFUL assurance for the West
was that of Mr. Kern, of Milwaukee,
who said in the Miller's Convention on
Thursday that the time was near at
hand when, in consequence of the im
provements making in purification, bet
ter flour could be made from spring
than winter wheat. Mr. Kern is doubt
less aware that there is already in exis
tence a brand of flour made from Min
nesota wheat, by a new patent mid
dlings purifier, that stands higher in
the market and is in fact a greatly su
perior flour to that of the best St. Louis
white winter brand. The day of St.
Louis' supremacy even in the matter of
flour is past.—Chicago Pott.
O N Tuesday of last week the house
Samuel Rock wood, of Belgrade,
was bunted to the ground. It is sup
posed to have caught from the stove
pipe. The house being banked with
flax burned very fast. He saved very
nearly all his household goods. There
was no insurance. This is a very heavy
loss to Mr. R.—St. Peter Tribune.
HE dwelling house of Anthony
James, a short distance north of this
village, together with nearly its entire
contents, was destroyed by fire, last
Sunday night. His eldest daughter,
while carrying a small child from the
burning building, fell and broke her
leg above the knee. The fire was caus
ed by the breaking of a kerosene lamp.
E A last week, Mr. Asher, who
was shot by Frank Shenton, a few
weeks ago, at the instigation of his
mother and Mr. Taylor, as we learn, of
Kasson, eame to this eity l'or the pur
pose of getting Mrs. Asher—formerly
Mrs. Shenton—out of jail on bail. The
parties were the bearers of the necessary
legal papers from Judge Lord, but the
friends of Mrs. Asher forgetting that
wine is a mocker, &c, yielded to the
sparkling and alluring temptations of
Rochester, ami became ingloriously
drunk before completing the object of
their mission hither. From the loose
manner of doing business—induced by
their indulgence and conviviality, the
papers were lost, and the friends return
ed to their homes, leaving the object
of their unselfish endeavors in durance
vile. All of which shows that getting
drunk is one thing and tending to busi
ness is another thing, and as a com
pouiiu they don't make a first class pre
O O I) COMMON UMBER.
0 1 2 to 9 1 4 a
and will take
OF THE NEW YORK STORE, AT HAS7INGS,
is Belling bis entire stock of
DRY GOODS AND CLOTHIM,
AT PANIC PRICES.
For Wheat at $1.00 Per Bushel.
ALL GOODS WARRANTED as REPRESENTED
NO. 1 WHEA^
$1 PER BUSHEL
Will make it an object for men putting up build
ings to buy their entire bill from me.
R. C. LIBBY.
O N F. NORRISH,
STILL TAKES NO. 1 WHEA7
$1.00 PER BUSHEL
FOB GOODS AT
A S & S S
Gall and examine our GOODS and PRICES.
Fair Dealing and Bottom Prices is our motto,
established in 1857.