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Lecture of Henry Heys,
Before Belvidere Grange P. of H.,
February 5th, 1876.
Worthy Master, sisters and brothers,
you have selected me as Lecturer of
this grange for the ensuing year.
As this is my first opportunity to ad
dress you in this capacity, it may not
be out of place for me to lay before you
a few ideas, as a preface groundwork
on which short addresses may be based
The installing officer instructed me in
these words: To you is assigned the
important duty of imparting instruction
to the members of the grange. To this
end you will be prepared, at each meet
ing of the grange, whenever the time
will permit, to deliver short addresses
to read or cause to be read, short arti
cles containing useful information, and
to suggest topics for discussion by the
grange. You will also see that all ad
dresses, lectures, and other information
for the good of the Order, are promptly
laid before the grange, or distributed
among the members. In selecting sub
jects, include the house and home as
well as the farm and the field for it is
in the former that the rewards of labor
upon the latter are finally enjoyed. A
well-ordered household Is essential to a
Worthy Master, first let it be under
stood, once for all, that our mottoes are
"live and let live," "justice to all and
injustice to none," with these mottoes
enscribed upon our banner, we propose
to march upon the giant wrong, with
marshal music, upward and onward,—
while our battle-cry shall be co-opera
tive action, iu its broadest sense, which
which we will bring to bear upon every
thing that stands between us and just
I find that it is my duty to suggest
topics for discussion by the grange. In
performing this duty, I find there are
some restrictions. In article twelve of
our National Constitution we read that
religious and political questions will not
be tolerated as subjects of discussion in
the work of the Order, and no political
or religious tests for membership shall
be applied. It might have been added
with propriety, that nationality be no
test for membership. Again we read
in our preamble: '.'Human happiness is
the acma of earthly ambition," individ
ual happiness depends upon general
prosperity. If this be so, is it possible
that we may not discuss politics, when
our happiness and prosperity depends
so much upon political economy?
Which can only bring us happiness and
prosperity when based on just and
and sound principles. Again, is it pos
sible that we may not discuss religion
when onr ceremonies are religious?
(vaid of sectarian spirit,) our beautiful
ritual, from beginning to end, is full of
precepts well nigh devine.
In seeking after light and knowledge,
let us divest our minds of all prejudice,
and be only willing to go where truth
will lead us. We learn from the high
est authority, although our Order is not
political, we are told that it is built up
on a foundation which underlies all true
politics. If this be so, are we always
to continue below the political arena
and remain intact or at some future
time will the superstructure of our Or
der penetrate the political circle? Be
this as it may for our present purpose,
it is our interest to learn what we inly
discuss and what we may not discuss
in the grange, we may b" on delicate
ground, but it is necessary that our
position be defined, that we may act
understanding^. If we fail to arive at
just conclusions we hope some kind
brother will correct us.
First, we may not discuss partizan
politics, which embraces a factor of
feality to party. We may not hold a
political caucus in the grange. We
may not nominate political candidates.
We may not hold political conventions.
We may not make our Order a political
institution, by reason of its secret
feature. A secret political organization
should not exist. In regard to discuss
ing religion little need be »aid. In this
•country Church and State are separate
and distinct. Every person has a right
to worship God according to the dic
tates of his own conscience. Every
sect has its preconceived superiority
over all others. For this reason it is
-wise to leave all sectarianism outside
the gate, whether our mode of warship
be isms or schisms, we have no right to
Judge each other all can aaeet in the
circle of friendship, in the broad plat
form of equality.
Are we, then, to infer that there are
no topics that we may discuss in the
grange? Far from it. If anything
there are too many, if we had less of
them it would be better, if we had none
we should need no grange. It is the
need of discussing topics, in which our
true interests are involved, that gave
birth to our noble Order, and it is
through this channel we must seek light
and knowledge therefore, it is to our
interest to know what is the nature and
form of our government and what is its
proper function. It is our interest to
know our relative position to our gov
ernment. What it exacts from us and
what we have aright to receive in re
turn. Governments are necessary evils,
yet it is unfortunate they have their
prescribed limits. The best govern
ment is that which gives the most and
takes the least. The worst government
is that which takes the most, and gives
the least. Every citizen that yields
obedience to and fulfills the just com
mands of his government, is entitled to
a full protection by his government in
his life, liberty, persuit of happiness
and private property. When a govern
ment fails to do this, it is the inaialen
able right of every citizen, so unpro
tected, to protect himself. Again in
reading the Declaration of Independ
ence, we find these words: "We hold
these truths to be self evident that all
men are created equal." If then we
are created equal, should we not be
served equal before the law, or would
it be a criminal offence if we should de
mand equal protection by our govern
ment? Here is a topic for discussion
in or out of the grange.
As this is only a preface. Let us pro
ceed to point out, at least, some topics
which we may discuss in the grange, if
we leave out partizan politics, religion
and nationality. The rest of the field
is open. We may discuss any topic ef
fecting our interests or well being as
patrons, farmers, or citizens we may
discuss the official acts of any officer,
from the highest to the lowest we may
discuss any law we deem unjust and op
pressive we may discuss the finance
question, the tariff and all tax ques
tions the transportation, patent laws
and civil service questions the banking
system, or any other system or question
that stands between us and justice.
The grange is a school and the afore
said topics are problems that we need
to solve, in order that may we vote intelli
gently at the ballot box. Besides dis
cussing political economy we may dis
cuss the science of farming, the proprie
ty of c-oco-operative buying and selling
and operative action in its broadest
for our advancement, socially, morally,
mentally, politically and financially, as
patrons and citizens. la this preface,
however imperfectly pointed out what
we may andmay not discussin the sense,
grange, many topics are omitted at
present that falls within our province
to discuss in the grange.
Worthy Master, there is atopic forced
upon us, which I deem my duty to
bring before this grange, because we
are deeply interested. It is a topic that
will hardly bear the strain of discussion.
It is too one-sided to admit of it. I
have reference to the city council of
the city of Red Wing, imposing an op
pressive tariff upon the wood haulers of
Pierce county Wisconsin, under the
plea of measuring their wood. Let us
look into this not as lawyers, but as
farmers, and see whether or not it is
not a precedent which, if carried out,
will effect each of us as farmers.
So far as I can learn some one or
more of the wood-haulers ot Pierce
county, Wisconsin, have been sued and
brought before a court as criminals,
either because they refused to have
their wood measured or refused to pay
for the same by a person appointed by
the city council. If I am rightly in
formed, an appeal is made to a higher
court, to try the constitutionality of this
city made law. If a higher court sus
tains this law, in the council enforces
it, it will be a heavy blow against the
future prosperity of Red Wing, by driv
ing not only the people of Wisconsin,
but the farmers of Goodhue county to
seek other markets.
For this reason, it' the city have the
power to levy a ten cent tariff on a load
of wood, (which is one of the necessa
ries of life in this cold western coun
try,) they will have the undoubted right
and power to levy a tariff on every load
taken into Red Wing, by any or every
farmer, whether from Wisconsin or
Minnesota, whether such load consists
of wood, corn, oats, barley, wheat, pork
or potatoes, or any other farm produce.
If the city council have the power to
make the city of Red Wing an inland
port of entry, with the power to place
a custom-house officer on every stre'et,
in the city, God help the farmers.,
It may be law suppose it is* it is
only one more evidence that there is a
wide difference between law andjustice.
This topic is to contemptible, ridiculous
and absurd to discuss, neither is it wise
to spend time in denouncing it. That
has been done by the GRANGE AD
VANCE. Let us hope that the council
will take the wholesome advice of the
ADVANCE, and let us have peace and
good-will for the benefit of all. The
interests of city and country are identi
cal. Why divide them?
If the city council will not withdraw
the proceedings now pending, whether
we be farmers, wood-haulers or both, it
is our duty and our interest to fight it
out to the bitter end. Our oppressions
have been brought upon us by just such
laws as this, which should have been
met at the threshold, and nipped in the
We have allowed to many, without
any demurrer on our part. We have
enough of them more than we can
bear, and we don't propose to take any
more. There is a limit to human en
durance, and the time may come when
patience will cease to be a virtue. This
topic is already before the public, let
the public give its verdict. Therefore
we the members of Belvidere grange,
No. 64, at our regular meeting, this 5th
day of Feb., 1876, pass the following
preamble and resolutions.
[These were published in the AD
VANCE last week.—Ed.]
Dealer in alii kindsof
GRAIN, FLOUR, HIDES, LIME,
SALT, CEMENT, &c.
Tickets for sale to all important points via
River and Rail, East, West, North and
Stone Warehouse on Levee.
J7WARD L. BARER.
DEALER I N
HEAVY AND SHELF
74 MAIN STREET.
RED WING, MINN.
MARBLE 8f GRANITE WORKS,
CARLSON & McROSTIE,
Manufacturers and dealers in
AMERICAN AND ITALIAN MARBLE,
Monuments, Grave Stones, Mantles,
And all kinds of furnitnre marble.
^9-Orders promptly attended to and
filled on ehort notioe,
Corner of East ATenue^and Third Street,
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
A. Carlson. P.N. McRoatie
"VT 0. WERNER.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
REAL ESTATE DEALER,
•ED WING, MINN.
Dr. H. S, Humphrey,
Will visit Red Wm« on the
25th of Each Month, (One Day).
Rooms at the t. Jau.o* Hotel.
Consultations free to all!
TIERCE, oIMMOXs. & CO.
PIERCE-T SIMMOXS-A W PRfifT."
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
Devosits Received ami Interest Allowed
by Special Agreement.
Exchange, Gold, Silver, and Govern
ment Bonds Bought and Sold.
Collections Made and Proceeds
Drafts Drawn on all ike Principal
Cities and Towns of Europe in
sums to suit.
Passage Tickets to and from Europe
Real Estate Bought and Sold on Com
Taxes Paid for Non-Residents.
New York—Importer* and Traders Na
Chicago—Union National Bank.
Milwaukee—Milwaukee National Ban1:.
St. Paul—First Xatiotia Bank.
I OODHUE COUNTY
Pays 9ix Percent, confound interest on
Any man, woman or child can deposit. This
bank is designed to encourage savings
however modest the amount and
attend as cheerfully to those
having but Twenty-five
Cents, as those of larg
T. B. SHELDON, Pres't.
J. S. HOARD, Sec'y. and Treas.
Agents Wanted for Barnes'
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Or One Hundred Years of American Inde
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vivid, and more fascinating than a romance,
and its 250 spirited illustrations are all
newly e&grared from original designs.
Published the old and reliable house of
A. S. Barnes A Co.. New York. For terms
and territory address S. F. JUNKIN, West
ern Agent, Insurance Building,
6w6 MILWAUKEE, WIS.
"THE STATE OF MINNESOTA,
County of Goodhue, as. District
Court, First Judicial District.
John Dudley, plaintiff,
L. W. Rhoads, Defendant.)
The State of Minnesota to the above
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer the Complaint in the
above entitled action, which has been
filed with the Clerk of said Court in his
office at the Court House in the City of
Red Wing, in the county of Goodhue
and State of Minnesota, and to serve a
copy of your answer to the said corn*
plaint on the subscriber at his Office in
said City of Red Wing, within twenty
days after the service of this summons
upon you, exclusive of the day of such
service and if you fail to answer the
said Complaint within the time afore
said, the Plaintiff will take judgment
against you for the sum of two hundred
and sixty two dollars and fifty cents,
with interest thereon from and since the
eighth day of June A. D. 1875 at the
rate of twelve per cent, per annum to
gether with costs and disbursements of
said Plaintiff in this action.
Dated, Red Wing, Minnesota, Janua
ry 8th, A. D. 1876.
17w7 J. C. M'CLURK,
Plaintiff's Att'y, Red Wing, Minn.
ComerSofMain and PlumbSt'*.,
Red Wing, Minnesota.
T^OTICE OF MORTGAGE FORE
Default has been made in the conditions
of a certain mortgage deed, bearing date
the thirtieth day of August, A, D. 1872,
executed and delivered by Lawrence Eng
berg and Carrie Eugberg, bis wife, to (ius
tavus Westtaan and John Danielson, re
corded in the office of the Register of Deeds,
of the county of Goodhue and State of Min
nesota, ou the thirteenth day of February.
A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy-three,
at four o'clock and ten minutes in the after
noon of said day, iu book twenty-four of
mortgage deeds on page eighty-one, and
covering the following described premises—
situated in said Goodhue county, to wit:
Commencing forty (40) feet west from the
north-east corner of lot number three (3),
in block number forty-five (45). ia the vil
lage of Cannon Falls, according to the piat
thereof recorded iu the office of the Register
of Deeds of said Goodhue county running
thence west twenty (20) feet to the north
west corner of said lot number three (Z) and
further west five (5) feet on lot number lour
(4) thence south the whole length of a.nl
lot number four (4), or one hundred ai/«i
forty*two (142) feet thence east five i5)
feet to the southwest corner of lot number
thee  and further twenty  feet east
from said corner into said lot number three
 thence north the whole length of :-aid
lot or one hundred and iorty-two  feet
to place of beginning: beirg twenty fi*e
 et f»ont by one hundred and foriy-two
 feet deep.
The said mortgage deed and the debt se
cured thereby was duly assigned, the
second ay of February. A, D. eighteen
hundred and seventy-six, by said Gustavus
Westman and John Danielson to Andrew
Enberg acd Frederick Anderson, by an in
fetrunicnt of assignment dated on «ud last
mentioned day and recorded said office of
the Register of Deeds on the eighth day of
February, A. D. eighteen hundred and sev
enty-six, at niue o'clock in the forenoon of
said day, in book eleven of Miscellaneous
Records on pages four hundred and eighty
one and four hundred and eighty two.
There is claimed to be due and there is
due upou said mortgage deed and the debt
secured thereby, at the date of thh notice,
to wit: February 9th, A. D. eighteen hun
dred and seventy-six, the sum of Four
Hundred and Sixty Six and 50-100 [$466.50]
Dollars. No action or proceedings at law
or otherwise have been instituted to reeover
the amount of said mortgage debt or any
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given that
under and by virtue ot the power of sale
in said mortgage contained and recorded
therewith, and pursuant to the statute in
such case made and provided, said mort
gage will be foreclosed by a sale of the
above described mortgaged premises, at
public vendue, to the highest bidder tor
cash, and that such sale will be made by the
Sheriff of said County of Goodhue, on Sat
urday, the first day of April, A. D. Eighteen
Hundred and Seventy six, at ten o'clock in
the forenoon of said day, at the front door
of the Court House, in the City of Red Wing,
in said county of Goodhue, and State of
Minnesota, Dated February 9th, 1376.
N. 0. WERNER. Assignees.
Att'y tor Assignees. 19w7
OF MORTGAGE SALE BY
Default has been made in the conditions
of a certain mortgage executed and deliver
by Pehr Anderson, and Bengta Johnson,
his wife, mortgagors, to Pascal Smith,
mortgagee, ited the eighteenth day of Nov
ember, A. D. eigh eeu hundred and seventy
one. and recorded as a mortgage in the
office of the Register of Deeds, of the corn
ty of Goodhue, in the State of Minnesota,
on the 20th day of November, A. D. 1871,
at 5 o'clock p. m., in book 22 of Mortgages,
on page 101, on which there is claimed to
be due, and there is due, at the date ot this
notice, the amount of Thirty-four and
75.100 dollars ($34 75), and no action or
proceeding has been instituted at law or in
equity to recover the debt secured by said
mortgage or any part thereof.
The said mortgage was duly assigned by
an instrument thereof, duly executed and
delivered by the said Pascal Smith to F. T.
Day, dated the 7th day of December, A. D.
1872. and recorded in said office of the
Register of Deeds ou the 10th day of De
cember, A. D. 1872, at 10 o'clock and thirty
minutes a. m., in book 3 of Miscellaneous
Records, page 177.
.Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of
a power of sale contained in said mortgage,
and in pursuance of the statute in such case
made and provided, the said mortgage will
be foreclosed by a sale ot the mortgaged
premises therein described, which sale will be
made at the front door of the Court House, ia
the city of Red Wing, in the county of Good
hue and State ot Minnesota, at public
auction by the Sheriff of said county, on
Saturday, the 25th day of March, A. D.
eighteen hundred and seventy-six, at 10
o'olock in the forenoon, to satisfy the
amount which shall then be due on said
mortgage, with the interest thereon, and
costs and expenses of sale, and twenty-five
dollars attorney's fees, as stipulated in said
mortgage in case of foreclosure.
The premises described in said mortgage,
and so to be sold, are the lot, p.eoe or
pareel of land situated in the county of
Goodhue, and State of Minnesota, and
known and described as follows, to-wit:
The ^south-west quarter of the north-west
quarter of section five (5), in township one
hundred and twelve (112) north, of range
sixteen (16) west, containing forty acres,
more or less, according to the United States
government survey thereof.
Dated at Red Wing, Minn., February Sth,
A. D. 1876. F. T. DAY.
E. J. HODGSON, Assignee.
Attorney for Assignee. 18w7
TATE O MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF
District Court, First Judi
In the matter of the application of Alfred
Carlson, for the vacation of the town of
Spencer, in the County of Goodhue and
State of Minnesota.
To all persons whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given, 'hat at a general
term of the said District Court, for the said
County of Goodhue, appointed to be begun
and held at the Court House, in the city of
Red Wing, in said County, on the 2d day of
May, A. D. 1876, an application will be
made by the undersigned, one of the propri
etors of the town site of the town of Spencer
aforesaid, to vacate the said town site of the
town of Spencer, in said County of Goodhue,
and State of Minnesota as the said town is
platted and recorded ia the office of the Reg
ister of Deeds, within and for said County of
Dated at Red Wing, this seventh day ot
February. A. D. 1876.
N. O. WERNER, Petitioner.
Atfy for Petitioner,
Red Wing. Mian. 18w7
CHERIFF'S SALE UNDER EXE
Under and by virtue of an Execution
issued out of and under the seal of tho
District Court, for the county of Hen
nepin, in the fourth Judicial District,
in the State of Minnesota, on the 22d
day of January, A. D. 1876, upon a
Judgment rendered in said Court, on
the 14th day of January, A 1876, in
an action therein, wherein Geo War
ren is plaintiff, and Augusta A Thomp
son is defendant, in favor of said plain
tiff and against s-aid defendant, for the
sum of Ninety four and 83-100 dollars,
I did, on the 1st day of February, A.
1876, leyy upon, as the property of
the said defends.nt, Augusta A Thomp
son, all that piece or parcel of land,
with all the appurtenances thereunto
belonging, lying and being in Goodhue
county, State of Minnesota, to-wit: all
that part of Smith Town «fc Co.'s sub
division of block eleven in Freeborn &
Co.'s. addition, and of part of block
nine (9) iu Sweeney's, addition and of
block seven (7) in Freeborn's addition
to Red Wing, according to the plat
thereof in the office ot the Register of
Deeds of said Goodhue county, bounded
and described as follows, to wit: Be
ginning ou College Avenue, in said Red
Wing, at the south-westerly corner of
lot No eleven (11) of said Smith Towne
& Co.'s subdivision aforesaid, running
thence westerly along the northerly line
or' said College Avenue one hundred
and thirty-live and one-half feet (135£),
thence at variation of nine (9) degrees
east, north thirteen degrees west
(N 13°W), seventy-three and 1-43
(73 1-43) feet thence easterly, on a
line parallel to Oak street, to a point in
the westerly line of said lot eleven, sixty
(60) feet northerly from said southerly
line of College Avenue aforesaid"
thence south thirteen degrees east
(S 13 E*) sixty (60) feet to the place
of beginning. And I do hereby declare
a levy upon all of the above described
land and premises, as the property of
the said Augusta A Thompson- and
upon all the right, title and interest,
both in law and equity, which the said,
defendant, Augusta A Thompson, had
on_the 30th day of September, A
1875. and has at any time since had in
and to the above deseriDed land and
Now, therefore, notice is hereby giv
en, that I shall, or. the Eighteenth day
of March, A 1876. at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon of said day, at the front
door of the Court House, in the city of
Red Wing, in said Goodhue county,
offer for sale, at public auction, the land
and premises so levied upon as afore
said, and shall then and there fairly
strike off and sell the same for cash to
the highest bidder, to satisfy said Exe
cution, together with interest, costs and
Dated, Red Wing, February 1, 1876.
MARTIN S. CHANDLER,
Sheriff of Goodhue Co., Minn.
y\ E. HALE, Att'y for Plaintiff,
17w7 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CTATE OF MINNESOTA, County
of Goodhue, ss. In Probate Court.
Special Term. .1.. ciary 25, 1876.
In the matter ot the Guardianship of
George Bixby, a minor:
On reading and filing the petition of
Susan J. Bixby, guardian of the person
and property of George Bixby, of said
county, a minor, for license to sell the
real estate of her said ward and it ap
pearing from said petition that it is
necessary and would be beneficial to
said ward that said real estate, or apart
thereof, should be sold
It is ordered, that the next of kin of the
said ward and all persons interested in
the estate of said ward shall appear be
fore said Probate Court, at the Probate
Office in the city of Red Wing, in the
county of Goodhue aforesaid, on the
Eleventh day of March, A. D. 1876, at
ten o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause why a license should not be grant
ed for the sale of said real estate.
And it is further ordered, that a copy
of this order be personally served on
the next of kin of said ward residing
in said Goodhue county, and on all per
sons interested in said estate, at least
fourteen days before the hearing of said
petition as aforesaid, and by the pub
lication thereof for four successive
weeks in the GRANGE ADVANCE, a
weekly newspaper printed and publish
ed at the city of Red Wing, in said
Goodhue county, the last' of which pub
lications shall be at least fourteen days
before said day of hearing. Dated,
January 25th, 1876.
By the Court, N. O. WERNER,
16w5 Judge of Probate.
Notice is hereby given, that under and
by virtue of the license of the Probate
Court, of the county of Goodhue, in the
State of Minnesota, to me granted, on the
twenty-second day of January, A. D. 1876,
I, the undersigned, Andrew Johnson, as
administrator of the estate of Gustaf John
sou, late of said county, deceased, will on
Saturday, the 19rh day of February, A. D.
1376, at two o'clock in the afternoon of said
day, at the front door of the Court House,
in the city of Red Wing, in said Goodhue
county, sell at public auction, to the highest
bidder, for cash, the following described
real estate, situate in said county of Good
The south-half of the south east quarter
of section No. twenty-one (21) in township
No. one hundred and thirteen (113) north,
of range No. sixteen (16) west. Dated.
January 22d. A. D. 1876.
16»4 ANDREW JOHNSON,
Administrator of the Estate of
Gustaf Johnson, deceased.
Daalarin Lima. Cat Stone, WiadowflMs*
Caps, Ac, *c, Red Wing, Mhmtof^wf
apply tha trafe throughout*** Btafta.