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GOV. A S E 'S CLAIMS t'OIi THE I is, in principle and practice as, dishonest as
UOVERNOIISIIII*. (the very worst of them.
Since the session of the late Republican
out, going to show that that convention wasj
With the character, history and capa
bilities of Gov. Hamey most of the intelli
gent citizens of Minnesota are familiar. As
a prominent member and leader of the oldof
whig party, the Gov. advocated in Penn
sylvania,) in opposition to Gen. Jackson's
pre-emption policy, the distribution of the
proceeds of the public lands among the State*
—a measure calculated and intended to bene
fit the eastern and southern States—to sup
pott their State Governments,wuhout direct
taxation, at the expense of the West a pol
icy which, if carried outr would have proved
ruinous to Western interest* and that fol
lowing out that principle Gov. Ramsey
voted while in Congress, against the actTHE
graduating and reducing the price of public
lands for the benefit of actual settlers, which
was introduced and urged by Democrats.
In accordance with this same distribution
policy, the Republicans at the last session
introduced and passed, the Agricultural
College Bill"—a measure designed in the
name of a holy cause, that of education,
to rob the West, for the benefit of the East
and South, for it provided that .snips for
the amount of twenty thousand acres ol
land, for each Senator and Representative
it had in Congress shoud be given to each
State—giving to the State of New York with
its thirty-five members seven hundred thous
and acres New England over one million,
Pennsylvania and Olio, over one million
more and the other States in proportion.
Minnesota, would have received for agri
cultural college but eighty thousand acres,
while her agr cultural resources her advan
tages, as an agricultural State, are far supe
rior to, and at no distani day, will produce
far more, thin those, of New England and
New York combined. And while this meas
ure has thus no reference to the future of
the great Northwest, but would sacrifice it
to the selfish demand of the East and South
its present influence upon Minnesota, would
be that the scrip, at least three millions of
acres would been located in Minnesota,
weighing her down, still more heavily, with
the greatest curse that has ever been entail
ed upon the West, that of non-resident land
This bill was voted against by Democrat
ic members generally and was vetoed by
President Buchanan. It is fair to infer that
as it was supported unanimously, and car
ried by Republicans, and as it was in ac
cordance with the old line policy, advocat
ed and voted for by Gov. Ramsey when in
Congress, that he would have supported it.
How well, this policy is adapted to the in-Democratic,
terest of the West, our readers can readily
perceive. It is one that has always been
opposed by the West, and Which wherever
it has been carried into operation has proved
a most serious injury to it. As a Republican
then, a member of the party that thus fav
org the same policy that he himself advocat
ed when a Pennsylvania Whig. Gov. Ram
sey is certainly not entitled to the support
of the settlers of Minnesota.
Gov. Ramsey claims to be the friend of
the Grow Homestead bill. The Republi
cans now seek to disown thai bill, but they
always claimed it as their pet measure and
Mr. Grow, now says he was the author of
it What that measure was, how disastrous
to the prosperity of Minnesota it would have
been we have frequently shown. That it
must have neccessarily diverted emigra
tion from Minnesota, and even enticed away
some who have already settled here is ap
parent. We have frequently shown that
this measure applied only to lands subject
to private entry, and in another article will
be found a brief review of the claims set
up by Mr. Colfax in relation to it. Now
what credit ought Gov. Ramsey or any of
the Republican candidates to have for favor
ing this measure? Why do they not
vocate such a measure as is proposed in the
Democratic platform, which will cover all
classes of Government land—benefit the
settlers of Minnesota as well as those of Io
wa and Wisconsin?
Again Gov. Ramsey claims the sympathy
and support of the people, because he says
that he was fraudulently defeated two
years ago. We have often shown how base
this cla.:in is. That it was his duty if he be
lieved his statements to be true to have the
irattor investigated before the courts, so that
at all events the people could have the evi
deuce of the frauds placed before them in
an authentic manner. The Goodhue County
Republican and other Republican papers are
publishing whatth-y pretend are affidavits,
going to prove Gov. Ramsey's charges. All
we have to say about them is that not one ot
them is authentic on the face. Not one,
in their present shape could be admiled as
evidence in any court, and that a careful ex
amination will satisly any candid man that
the affidavits are throughout/^v/mVa. That
the persons by whom they purport to
be made—the officers before whom they
purport to be taken, are not now and never
were in existence. They fabricated the affi
davit* an the vender* of pa'ent pills and plas
ters get up eertifi:ate$ of cures. They can
not show that a sditary one of them is au
thentic. How ridiculous! How dishonest
How base then to be scattering broad cast
this pretended evidence—got up in Doctor
Foster's office. They are like the one htm
dred and twenty-Jit* affidavits got up last fall
by the Republicans in the case of the cele
brated Cbatfiald frauds iu Fillmore County,
which affidavits were proven, before a Re
publican Judge, (Wilson,') to be forgeries,
and were so decided by him, after a legal in
vestigation. But it is all of a piece with
State Convention, many tacts have leaked I connection with the Indians of Minnesota. formerly an active Know Nothing politicianJ S1*"'
a re
Xow then putting all these facts together
fellw citizens, is Gov. Ramsey entitled
to your support for the important position
of Governor of Minnesota. You are know
ing to the truth of every statement above
set forth. No person can pretend that they
are false or even cxagerated. They are
patent historical fasts. Do thi-y show that
the ex-Gov. has any claims to the office?
singularly unfortunate in is selection ofj »«ndcnt, and was impeached by the House Convention in Ohio, notwithstanding he!80"1" P** of Goodhue county, and in oth
candidate?. We will brielly consider the
claims of the greater part of chvia.
We hare intima'ed that the Republican
State Convention was peculiarly unfortunate
in selecting is andidates. It evidently was
entirely unacquainted with the character
and antecedents of Mr. Baker—for we do
not believe it would have nominated a manTHE
for such a responsible office, whom no hon
est man acquainted with his antecedents
an conscien iously vote for.
It jvas Mr. Baker who presented the plat
form adopted by the Convention. It con
tains a severe denunciation of Know Noth
ingism. It turns out that Mr. Baker wrote
that portion of the platform because, having
belonged to that order in Ohio, and having
been elected Secretary of State on the Know
Nothing ticket, he knows from experience
what a dirty bird it is
Mr. Reemelin wasfooledby the Democrats
on the committee, and did not know what
the report contained when he signed it"
Hearing this declaration, Mr. Orrin Dens
more, Republican Judge of Probate of this
county, wrote to Mr. Reemelin to ascertain
the fact3 in the case. The correspondence
has since been published in the Pioneer and
Democrat, and effectually sets at rest the
case of Mr. Baker. As to how the Pioneer
obtained it, appears in an art cle from that
paper, which we hublish in another column
Here is the correspondence
September 2,1859.
CHAUI.ES REEMELIN, Esq., Cincinnatti
SIR You will at a glance see why I ask
as a favor of you, whether the charge pre
ferred in the enclosed which I cutfromtheconsin,
"PIONEER VSD DEMOCRAT," is true, and the
extract therein made is from the Report"
as made by yourself and associates?
Mr. BaKeris our nominee for the office of
Secretary of State, and we desire to stand
by him if he is orthy, which should be the
and refute all false statements
made for electioneering purposes hut if he
is unworthy, we would not support him.—
Your knowledge will enable you, to set us
right in the matter, which I trust you will
do at the earliest moment, and very much
oblige many who in these perilous times
desire to look before we leap.
In Freedom's cause, yours truly.
CINCINNATI, September, 5, 1859.
O. DINSMORE, Esq., Red Wing:
SIR :—The extract from the report of the
Ohio Treasury Investigating Commission
which you enqlose *o me with yours of the
3rd instant, and which you say you cutshall
every word written by me, and I did than
•tnd do now, mod soltmnly btliere every wrd
to be true ', and I must ad I that as Truste
of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trutt c/m
pniy, I hare en much to confirm, and
no h'/uj to bike away any had impression
iously hiul of Jams H. Poker.
You sign yourself "in Freedom's cause,
yours truly," and I accept your salutation
and especially, because you say in your let
ter, that you will not support unworthy men
though nominased—a determination which
the friends of liberty should never violate.
Most respectfully vours,
Now, then, what excuse has any person
to offerforMr. Baker Mr. Reemelin, who
in his report that Baker was notori
usly corrupt and venal—that's his charac
er in Ohio—now says that siruto the repor
of thai committee, he has discovered addi
tional evidence on that point, which makes
the case still worse for Baker. Now, then,
will any of the honest Republicans of this
county or State, vote for such a man Can
ihey do so conscientiously? We know it
is said, and by Republicans, too, that it
makes no difference who the Republicans
nominate, the party will supoort him but
of Representative* for derelictions of duty plants himself upon the Republican platform
for presenting fraudulent claims for money, 'and declares the charge to be an unmitiga-facilities.
pretended to have been paid to the Indian-.'ted lie.
—which was not—and generally for de
frauding the Govornieut out of thousands
dollars. This fully appears in the record
of the proceedings of Congress.
The platform also makes great professions
in favor of honesty and economy in the
management of government. On this poin
Mr. Baker was evidently well qualified to
judge, having himself tried all ways of get
ting along. After nomination it
charged upon hm that while Secretary or
State of Ohio, he had swindled that State
out of $132,00©i by one operation. We
have heretofore published the facts going to
prove this charge, to wit: That in negoti
ating a loan of $2,600,000forthat State, he
conspired with certain parties in New York
to let them have it for four per cent, less
than market value of Ohio State securities*
dividing the difference—$132,000—with
them. The facts we published were elicited
by a commi tee of investigation, appointed
by the Ohio Legislature to examine into the
matter, and were published officially.
The only objection to this ever raised by
the Republicans was, that it was the report
of a committee the majority of which was
interested in disparaging Mr
Baker. Well, it was said the report was
also signed by Mr. Reemelin, a prominent
Republican, and a man of high persona)
character and standing, (as one of the mem
bers of the committee). But, said the
Minnesvtian, and Mr. Baker, in his speeches
Th" Republicans never have and never
can explain th-se figures, and they can't
be explained on any other basis than that of
fraudulent voting. It is impossible
We have heretofore published the evt-l We have received reliable information that
We have before alluded to Gov. Kamsey?sdence proving Mr. Windojn to have lieen|the Republicans contemplate earryiug out a
^officio Indian Superin- .and a member of the Know Nothing Stateiern Minnesota, aud especially through the
On our first page will be found an article
proving conclusively that William Windom,
formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio, now ofvoting
Winona, Minnesota, and Republican candi
date for Congress, was, while a resident of
Mount Vernon, the Vice President of the
Know Nothing lodge in that place. The
original charter of the lodge, by which Mr.
Windom was appointed such Vice Presi
dent, being now in tha possession of the
Ptineer and Democrat. Neither tlte Minne
sotian or the Tunes have said a wrd in de
fense of Mr. Windom since the publication of'
that art'cle. Their guns are spiked
The character of Mr. Windom has re-righteous
ceived a severe shock in consequence of hi*
emphatic denial of the charge, and to be
proved a wilful liar on Mich a chaige is cer
tainly a very disagre able fix to be put in,counterbalance
and shows Mr. Windom is entirely unwor
thy of the support of candid men.
To show with how much reason the De
mocracy may expect the enactment of such
a swindle, we give below certain facts and
figures, we have published before, and which
were never denied, and cannot be denied*
for they are from the official election returnsbe
of the county, and the official census returns
of the Marshal of the State. Here they are:
In 1857, the whole vote polled was 1928.
705 Republican, 1223. By
the census returns, there was, at that time,
in the county, 1652 men over twenty-one
years of age. The Deputy Marshals got five
cents a head for enumerating them, and
made oath that their returns were correct,
and no impeachment of them ever has been
or ever can be made.
This, then, is conclusive evidence of thedent
that a large number of votes were
polled in this county over and above the
number of bona fide electors in the county—
ne«rly, if not quite 400—for it must be
borne in mind that from 100 to 150 of those
electors did not vote at all. As further evi
dence on this point, we give '.he actual vote
polled in 1858, when there laid been a large
inere tat in thi population of the county, over
ani above that of 1857. {&- Whole num
ber of votes, 1631—297 votes ten than were
poll the year before. Of them were Demo
cratic, 715—a slight increase. Republican,
916—a falling off of 307 votes.
Fellow citizens, what had become of the
400 fraudulent vo'es the Republicans polled
in 1857 Where were they N ot in this
county. But l"k out that th don't turn vj
his fall! BE ON YOUR GUARD
We have frequently published the first
clause of the Homestead Bill, showing that
it was only intended to apply to lands sub
ject to private entry—in which case it could
be of no possible benefit to a single resident
of Minnesota, but, on the contrary, the
greatest injury for it would drive the emi
gration from this State to Iowa and Wis
and other points where they could
avail themselves of its provisions. Nay
that it would even draw our own settlers
away from us on that account.
Mr. Colfax, in his speech delivered at this
place, took a different view of the clause in
question, and contended (very briefly, how
ever,) that the latter part of the clause ex
tended its provisions over all classes of Gov
ernment lands.
In order that our readers may clearly un
derstand the point, we again publish the
clause in question:
"That any person who is the head of a
family, or who has arrived at the age of
twenty-one years and is a citizen of the
United States or who shall have filed his
intention to become such, as required bv the
naturalization laws of the United States,
from and after the passage of this act,
be entiled to enter free of cost, one quarter
section of vacant and unappropriated public
lind which may, at the time the aplication
is made, be subject to private entry, at $1,25
per acre, or a quantity equal thereto, to be
located in a body, in conformity with the
legal subdivisions of the public lands, and
after the same shall have been surveyed."
Now the latter part of this clause, to wit:
or a quantity equal thereto, to "be located
in a body, in conformity with the legal sub.
divisions of the public lands, and after the
same shall have been surveyed," Mr. Colfax
said extended the provisions of the Home
stead Bill over all the Government lands of
Minnesota. We cannot so understand it,
for the word ''quantity" evidently refers
back to the "vacant and unappropriated
public lands which may at the time the ap
plication is made be subject to private entry."
A "quantity" of what? "of vacant and
unappropriated public lands," $c., "equal
thertto." Equal to what? Equal to a
quarter section. That is, that the settler
may locate his "claim" in any shape, in
conformity with the leg.I subdivisions, to
the amount of one hundred and sixty uores,
or a quarter section.
The whole of the latt'T portion of th*
OF 1857.
We have made mention in another col
umn of the plans now entertained by thelarge
Republicans, of re-enacting the frauds or
1857, in this county, and all through South
ern Minnesota. Of this we have informs
tion from one of our most reliable citizens,
who is willing to make oath to the fact.
of frauds, all through South,
er localities, where they may have similar
The scheme is with regard to
this county, to run loads of voters, be
tween Mazeppa in Wabashaw, and Belvi
dere. Zurnbrota, Cherry giove and Kenyon
them in all those precincts.
This was the same scheme carried out by
the Republicans in 1857, by which the vote
of this county was increased over three
hundred over the actual number of residents
then in the county—saying nothing about
the fact that a large number of actual resi
dents did not vote at all. One instance will
be recollected, when a prominent citizen of
Zurnbrota took a load of strangers from this
place and voted them at Easterly's and at
Zurnbrota after they had voted here. The
among the Republicans arc seduced
into this scheme, on the pretended plea that
the Democrats will carry out similar frauds
in the North, and it will be necessary to
them in this way. Oh hon
est Republicans.
The Republicans are now pretending that
they will carry Zurnbrota by one hundred
and fifty majority, and Bclvidere, Cherry
Grove &c, by a vote in the same pro
portion—preparing the public mind for a
vote in these precincts—while the ac
tual residents of Zurnbrota never have and
do not now number seventy-five. There
not that number to be found on the road su
pervisors' list,
They also boast as they did in 1857. that
they have a fund of $150,000, raised in the
east as it was at that time, to carry the
present election.
Democrats be on your guard. The voice
of the people of Goodhue county, must not
again choked down, by the repetition of
the enormous frauds of '57. Make it an
especial point to watch those precincts.—
Challenge every person offering to vote who
is not a resident of the precinct. Take his
name and actual residence if you can discover
it and thus be prepared with the evidence to
uproot the returns from precincts in
which the Republican programme is carried
Again we say, look to the polls, and chal
lenge every person not known to be a resi
of your precinct, and have the chal
lenge and the answers to the usual ques
tions recorded by the clerks of the election
as the law directs.
"However improper the influences brought
to bear upon he Convention may have been
in other particulars we can assure our friend
that they I ad no connection whatever with
the nomination of Dr. Garrard." Republican
This is mere assertion on the part of the
Republican, it has no proof, and can otfo
none to support the statement. How wasslanderous
it that the nomination of Dr. Garrard wa
not obtained by influences equally as im
proper, as you admit, were brought to bear
upon the convention in other particulars."
Did he not mike ih: requisite pledges-, where
by he sold himself, body and soul to Chas
McClure, in order tcobtain the nomination.
The Republican well knows that he did.election
Did he not sell out other candidates—the
candidates for Senator, for Treasurer and
Auditor, in order to obtain it The Repub
lican knows that he did. Did he not buyL.
the delegates from his district who support
ed him. Aaron G. Hudson, said so, openly
as we can prove byfiftymen.
How is it that Mr. Garrard will not poll one
tenth of the Republican votes in tbat dis
trict. That over three hundred of them
have pledged their earnest support to Per
ry Martin. Ic is because they know those
facts and are acquainted with the man,Perry
and would support as they all say, even
a Democrat in preference to him.
We are glad to see the Republican for
once frank enough, as appears by the above
rtract to admit that the Republican con
vention was controlled to use its mild Ian*
guage by "improper influences." That is it
was in reality, corrupt and rotten to theA.
core, and now Messrs. Republicans when
your own organ admits this fact, can you
conscientiously, by your votes approve o*
and support such action.
Ths letter from Hon. Charles eemelin,
to a epublican of Red Wing, has created
considerable sensation in Republican circles.
It has removed whatever doubts the
st and candid portion of tbat party mav
eave entertained, as to Baker's guilt. Mr.
\in ujtin nil bun active as a epublican
since the organization of that party. He
attended the Pittsburgh Convention of Feb
ruary, 1856, and took a prominent part in
laying down ias bisis of tin epublic an or
ganization he was an able advoca of Fre
mont's election has been an unwavering
supporter of Gov. Chase, of Ohio and upvention,
totna bu of hi* EBMELIH'S) appoint
ment as Trustee of the Ohio Life Insurance
& Trust Company, in February of the pres
ent year, he held lucrative and responsi
ble appointment at the hands of Gov. Chase.
dm Mr. eemelin will not permit his sym
pathies as a Republican, to overmaster his
duty as a oitizen and, as a consequence, he
has been active as a member of the
Ohio Investigating Committee, in ferreting
out Baker's scoundrelisin. In his language,
Baker was regarded as venal and corrupt
by all with whom he came in contact."
The letter of Sfr. eetnoli was written
in response to the interrogatories of Orrin
Densmore, Esq., the Republican Probate
Judge of Goodhue county. Mr. Densmore,
suppressed the letter, but copies of the cor
respondence were procured from Ohio. The
nice sense of honor which actuated Dens"
more, w» trust, will be appreciated by thegotja.te
people of Goodhue county
At a meeting of the republican Club of
th town of Central Point, holden at the
school house, on Thursday evening, Sept.
8th, H. A. Tinkham was selected Chair
man and S. V. Carr appointed Secretary.
J. C. Corey, Esq.. was called upon the
stand, when he gave a detailed account of
the proceedings of the late County Conven
tion of the Republican party—characterizing
its proceedings as corrupt, having been con
trolled by a faction to subserve sinster ends.
P. D. Martin was next called to the stand
when in a speech of one hour, he reviewed
in a terse, pointed and able manner, the con
dition of the Stale fi ances, contrasting in
lucid distinction the relative position of the
Republican and Democratic parties upon
State policy.
In conclusion, the following resolutions
were presented, and accepted without a
dissenting voice:
Resolved first, That in view of the fac
tious and unrepublicen proceedings which
distinguished the character of the lateCoun
ty Convention, we connot, as independent
vo of the great Republicau barty, actio
as men, subscribe to—without a a murmur
he nominations made it that Convention
Resolved second, That if the Republican
party shall ever meet with a defeat—espec
ially in Godhue county at the prseni elec
tion—it must be chargeable to those unprin
cipled demagogues, who, for selfish ends,
are actuated by no law save personal ag
Resolved third, That in the nomination
of L. H. Garrard, as a Representative from
this district, the public will is abused and
disregarded, and that in lis nomination pri
marily, and in its final consummation, means
unworthy of a gentleman, and blackening to
the party, were used to foist him upon the
people for their suffrages, and that we can
not and will not give him our support
Resolved fourth, That since Perry D.
Martin has consented to allow his name »o
be presented to the free and unpledged Re
publican voters of Goodhue cuuuty as an in
dependent candidate, we hail this inovation
up established ubages, as the step-stone in
inaugurating anew era, in rescuing from the
thraldom of slavish subserviency which fac
tious demagoguism has attempted to fasten
upon it, the free expression of the people's
And that we pledge him our support and
influence, and pledge the Republican party
on his behalf, a faithful, able and wise dis
char.e of all duties incumbent upon him in
the discharge of his dutie to the common
wealth of Minnesota and the keuublicai
b»"ty. H. A.TINKUAM,
S. V. CABR, Chairman.
We, Republican voters of Goodhue coun
ty, feeling dissatisfied with the proceeding*
of the late Republican County Convention,
end believing that such Convention was
controlled by a corrupt influence which dt
ftoted an xprcssion of tha popular will and
that the pesent dissatisfaction among the
members of our party is tht iejdtmate re*u
the use of uwcrupidm* mean* to attan
*elfi*h mds and that our existence as a par-No.
ty can only be maintained by enforcing
fairness, purity of purpose and loyalty to
principle, do by our signatures hereto up.es
our imqua fed eondemnntiOu of tne unre
publican and tyranical action of the Con
vention in denying to a candidate an op
portunity to remove doubts compromising his
position and of the infriguetng influ nc
exercise! in the Convention to yaw pergonal
adoanamement and the unjussiJiaJde use of
report* to abuse the mind of
honest delegates in the Convention and of
all trickery and decptiou whatever, prac
ticed in the late Convention, or in those
which may be holden hereafte
And we do eanstly recommend the
adoption of some plan, whereby harmony in
our rank* may be restored, and the defeat
of a Republican ticket at the approaching
may be avoided
W W. Clark,
John M. Ives,
Robert Ives,
Abel B. Folsom,
C. Todd,
Robert Brown,
Henry Spates,
G. W. T. Wright
Silas Doud,
P. Vandenburgh,
F. M. Epley,
H, W.Bailey.
James U'Kane,
U. Tairey,
James C. Nixon,
Abram Wright,
J. M. Richter,
Thos. F. Towne.
Erancis Ives,
R. H. Downing,
Clinton G. Reynold
J. .i. Mues,
Hawkins Olson,
T.J. Clark,
J. Gonig,
S. P. Snow,
T. J. CooperJ
F. V. Leavitt,
E. P. Lowater,
Clinton Gurnee,
M. M. lngerham,
Jacob. Ryruets,
Levi M. Phillips,
Rufus Colbey,
S. V. Carr,
M. V. Kitts,
John Colby,
Ford Colby,
Dexter Chadwick,
Joseph Scott,
Melchoir Fritz,
S. B. Martin.
W. Merrill,
Moses C. Kelly.
J. E. Norton,
Heman S. Barrett,
John W. tiartett,
Franklyn Taylor,
William C. Knapo,
W. W. DeLong,
W. Watson,
C. P. Dorset.
LeRov Doud,
James Hamilton,
Reason Spates,
D. Martin,
J. Mathers,
W. P. Bailey,
John W. Epley,
Hugh Bodle,
Silrerton Fry,
J. Fellows,
A. E. Weston.
H. A. Tinkham,
Eber St. John,
J. C. Corey,
Han Bunnell,
O. A. Phillips,
James Davies,
William Perkans,
Olion M. Sprake.
Wm. F. Fessenden,
And more than a hundred hers
He is proved to be Know Nothing and
It will be recollected that Mr Win
dom received the voles of tiie Re
pudiation delegates from Hennepin
County, in the Republican State con
upon the solemn and public
assurance of Mr. Buck, Windorn's
representative, that Windom was in
no manner connected with the Rail
road interests of the State. It was
upon such assurances, that Windom
was enabled to beat Norton. The
Winona Democrat has since fastened
the lie upon both Buck and Windom,
by producing the articles of agreement
between William Windom, and the
Transit Railroad Company, by which
the former agreed to serve the com
pany, by which the company as their
attorney, at the rate of 93,000 per year
extra professional fees and all ex
penses to be paid by the company.—
It has since ljeeg contended that Win
dom was merely an attorney to ner
for the way. But the Demo-
Had Mr. em- crat has disproved this, by showing
ssas jfc—
AT CEN.| i|i that Mr. Windom was
conducting a right-of way negotiation
with this ccentric fallen angel.
But we propose to submit Mr. Win
dom's reputation for veracity to a
more severe test than this. It will be
recollected that a few week's since,
we charged that he joined a Know
Nothiug lodge, and assumed the obli
gations of a member of that order at
Mount Vernon, Knox county, Ohio,
in 1854, and that he was sent as a
delegate to the Grand Council of the
State of Ohio, in the same year—thus
showing that he not only joined, but
actively participated in the proceed
ings of the dark lantern order. W
produced proof—irrrefutable proof
to sustain our statements. But Mr.ritory
Windom, a conscientious and zeal
ous church member as he claims to
In a letter to the Times editor, Mr.
Windom says:
DKAK SIB.—I have just learned that
the PIONEEK has a loug article in re
lation to Know Nothingism, in which
with a great deal of parade, the editor
charges me with being a member of
the order.
I understand Cavanangh claims
that he has certain publications made
by authority. If this is true, he has
discovered'a kind of Know Nothing
ism I never heard of
Yours, W WINDOM.
NOW let us see who is the liar, Mr.
Windom or the Pioneer and Demo
K. C. JOKDAN. V.Prca.
JOHN K. U£KS, Corrcf.
T.M.TntNEit.Uee. Sec.
crat. The following letter iv a S 1?
ly of this eitv, now of Winona, in the
President of the Lodge, you are
W the State Council of the State
of Ohio, in due form assembled, in ac
cordance with the constitutional re
quirements of our honorable Order, in
the (Jity of Cincinnatti, County of
Hamilton and State of Ohio,
Do, by these presents, appoint, au-j0'
and our worthy Brother George W
Lewis, to be the Secretary, of a
COUNCIL of our honorable Order,
to be by virtue thereof, constituted,
formed and held, in the Town of Mt.
Vernon, County of Knox and State of
Ohio, in the United States of America,
which Council shall be distinguished
by the name and style of Knox Coun
cil, No 150—and the said President,
Vice President, and Secretary, and
their successors in office, are hereby
respectively authorized and directed,
by and with the consent and assistance
of a majority of the members of said
Council duly to be summoned and
pres'nt upon such occasions, to ELECT
and INSTAL the officers of said
Council, whenever any vacancies shall
happen by death, resignation, or oth
erwise, during the official term of said
officers, in manner or form as is or
may be prescribed by the Constitution
And furthermore, the said Council
is hereby invested with fuil power
and authority to assemble upon proper
occasions, to ADMI MEMBERS,
we)} as to do and perform all and eve
ry such ftcts and things appertaining to
t))fi Ordei', as have been and ought to
be done, for the honor and advantage
thereof conforming in alll their pro
ceedings to the Constitution of this
State Council, otherwise this CHARTER
or ARUAXT, and the powers hereby
granted, shall cease and be of no far
ther effect, and must be returned lo
this State Council.
Given under our hands and the Seal
of the Ohio State Council
in the city of Cincinnati,
county of Hamilton and
State of Ohio, on this 20th
[SBAI..] day of August, in the year
of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and fifty-four
and in the year of our Na
tional Iudep'nd'ce the 79th.
T. M. TURNER li. See.
RKES, Cor. Sepretary,
\Ve have the original in our pos
sesion, and those desirous of inspect
ing it, can have an opportunity by
palling at this office. Jftr. Windorn's
JCnow Nothing brethren in Ohio, were
rjot altogether satisfied with his false
denial of being their associate, and
they sent the original along as a re
We now submit to a "candid pub
lic." Wh is the Liar? William
Windom or the Pioneer A Democrat?
It is true, we don't belong to church,
and Mr. Windom does, but that maltes
no particular difference in determining
this question. W O IS THIS LIAB?-—
Pioneer Democrat.
be, has denounced on the stump, the [did sell and convey to said Shields & Mc
proofs as forgeries, and the statements j^utchen, their heirs and assigns forever, all
made in this journal, as falsehoods.— U*1.,*™*1 _°f J!*0^
from a prominent W an in MonntjrecoSeTIK S S S S S
Vernon, Ohio, will aid us materially I of said Goodhue county, on the 6th day of
in determining this question September, A. D. 1859, at 9J£ o'c'ock in
T. VERNON, O., Sept. 19, '59.iBook 2d of Miscellaneous Records, pays
To the EJ. Piun-.r& Penwcrat. |895 and 296, upon which said mortgage and
W learn by the late files of vour promissory note there has been credited
paper, that William Windom, former- SI?*."008
iibertv to publish the document, and,
Accompanying the above letter was
the original charter of Knox Council
Ida, attested by the" Seal of
W ,.,V a to peopie
me Slate. his office in the city of Red Wing, on Sat
Respectfully, &c. jurday, the 29th day of October next A. 11.
E SALE.—Whereas default
having made in the condition of
a certain mortgage executed by Edward A.
Hodge, of the county of Goodhue and Ter
(now State) of Minnesota, on the
14th day of July, A. D. 1857, to Shields &
McCutchen, of the county of Rice and State
aforesaid, whereby said Edward A. Hodge
*j?e county of
Goodhue and Territory (now State) of Min
nesota, and described as follows, to wit:
The east half (E. of the south-east
quarter (8. E. J£) of section No. thirty (30V
in township No. one hundred and nine (109),.
north of range No. seventeen (17) west," to.
secure to the said Shields McCutchen,
and their assigns, the sum of sixty-five dol
lars, with interest on the same, according to.
the conditions of a certain promissory note,,
bearing even date with said mortgage, which,
said mortgage was duly recorded in the of
fice of the Register of Deeds, of the eountv
of Goodhue aforesaid, on the 2Uth day of
July, A. D. 1857, at seven o'clock A. M. in
Book "3" of Mortgages, pages 123 and 124.
And James Shields, one member of the
firm of Shields & McCutchen aforesaid, did,
on the 26th day of August, A. D. 1859, as
sign to Joseph McCutchen, the o'her mem
ber of said firm of Shields & McC itchec.
Influence (I conjure you to believe u»e, fel- UOMW
U.S. NEWTON. Ins'tor.
puunt at Arms.
a 8
»nd twenty cents, on the
State of Minnesota, and a candidate "i(? mortgage and prom
for Congress in that district, & &
ot ever having belonged to the Know and one dollars and
Nothing order iu this place. I send
you herewith the charter of the Know
Nothing Lodge which formerly exist
ed in this city, and iu which Mr.
Windorn's name appears as Vice
A- D. 1858.
sixty cents and no
suit having been instituted to recover the
same at law or otherwise
Nowr, therefore,- notice is hereby given
that in pursuance of a power of sale con
tained in aid mortgage and of the statute
case made and provided, the mort-
a 1
te aM
o'clock A. M., to satisfy the
°n said mortgage with all legal
Grand Couiicil of the State of"Ohio," ^P*
1.1 which -our worthy brother William JOSEPH McCU ICHEN
Wind Jiu, was authorized and em- 163-td Assignee of Mortgage
powered to assist in the formation of
ihe lodge, as its Vice President. Tbjsj IfOBTGAGB SALE—Default having
Charter is as follows: -L/I
xt. a
payment of the sum
of one thousand and forty-nine dollars and
,,, ... .. _, I sixty-se en cents, (£1.049.67} \vh:ch is now
"Against the insidious
of Foreign -.i,:'
I.,JI. ,i P. cianne
.K, I
due at the date or thi
on the 24th day of April, A. D. 1857, and
recorded in the office of the Register ot
Deeds within and for the said county of
Goodhue, on the 3d day of March, A. 1).
1858. at one o'clock in the afternoon of said
day, in Book 4 of Mortgages pages 237 and
238, and no suit or proceedings at law or
otherwise having been instituted to recorer
the debt remaining due and secured by said
mortgage or any part thereof
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given
that in pursuance and by virtue of a power
contained in said mortgage, and of
being in
and de-
scribed in said mortgage as follows, to wit
"Block foer (4), in Sweney's addition to
the town of Red Wing, according to a plot
thereof recorded in the office of Register of
Deeds for Goodhue county, M. T.," will be
sold at public auction, in front of the Court
House in the city of Red Wing, in said
Goodhue county, on the 31st dav of Octo
ber, A. D. 1859, at 10 o'clock in" the fore
noon of said day, to satisfy the amount then
due ou said mortgage and the note secured
thereby, and the costs and charges of such
sale as allowed by law.
Dated Red Wing, Sept. 16th, 1859.
P. SAVDFORD, Mortgagee.
Att'y for Mortgagee. 163-td
Default having been made in the condi
tion of a certain mortgage deed dulv executed
aud delivered by Swante J. Willard and Anna
Willard his wife, of Goodhue county. Minnes
ota, to William W. Phelps and Cbristopher
Graham, of the same place, which Mortgage
deed bears date the 11th day of Jily A. 5.
1606, and was duly recorded in the office of
Kegister of Deeds, of said county, on the 17th
day of July A. D. 1856, at eleven o'clock A. M.
in Book First of mortgages, pages 349 & 350
and conveys from said Willard and wife to
said Phelps and raham, in fee, the following
described premises situate in said county, Viz:
The north east quarter of the north eaat
quarter of section No. twenty one(21), and the
west half of the northwest quarter of the
south west quarter of sectionfifteen(15, and
all that part of the north west quarter of the
north west quarter of
(-22), described as follows
al their pro
No. twenty-two
said section. No.
the north west corner of
twenty-two (22), thence running east twenty
(J0) chains, thence south nine (S) chains,
thence north eighty-eight degrees, west twenty
chains and five links, thence north to the place
beginning also the north eastquarter of the
north west qarter of the north west quarter of
the north east quarter of section No. twenty
two (22), and the south eaat quarter ot'(he
south west quarter, and the south west quarts*
of the south east quarter of section No. fifteen
(15), except so much thereof as has been here
tofore deeded to Uana Matteon, all ic township
No. one hundred aud twelve (112), north of
range sixteen west, in the Red WingLand Dis
trict, now Henderson. Said mortgage wasmade
to secure the payment of the proraisory note of
said Swante J. Willard, for the sum of three
hundred and sixty six (S6U,00) dollars, payable
to said Phelps & Graham or bearer, six months,
from the 11th dav of July, ISM.
No proceedings at law or otherwise havisa
been instituted to recover any part of said
mortgaged debt, and there being due on the
said note and mortgage, at th* date of this no
tice, the sum of five hundred and twenty-aix
and eighty hundredths (526 80) dollars.
Now, therefore, notice ishereby given that in
pursuance of a power of sale in said mortgage
contained, of th3 statute in such case made and
provided, said mortgaged premises will be «f
fered for sale at public auction on the 17th
My°f Oct-ber, a. d. 185v, at ten(le o'lock,
Of Red Wing, said county, to satisfy the
amount then due on said mortgaged debt, and
the costs and expenses of sain.
Red Wing, Aug. 27th, 1859.

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