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lowa. County Democrat.
Friday, January -4, 1878. Time Tables. Ohlo:go and North-western Rail way. T me of departure of Paeaenger Train* from Presport. Leave for Chicago and /Cast Id BO a m do do do 14:60 a m 0., M. A St. Paul R. R. UOI U<l BAHT. AYOOA. ARINA Paaaengor and mall AA6am B 6(1 ain AccominodUlon JB 40 pm 116 p m Might Riprew Sl# p m Vl6 p m QOINO WERT. Paaaengora and mail 1166 pm 7 64pm Accommodation 14 35 pm JO 44 am Might Kxprera 4 Una 614 am N. if. SNOW, Agent. Illinois Central R. R. The only route running through ear* between Warren and Chicago. The only route to Ht. Ixiiilr, Cairo, and the South, and to Dubuque, Sioux Oily. Omaha and wept. UOIMO ROIITH AND HART. LoaveWarrm N 4'.l am Id 06 p m Arrive at Chicago 446 p in 706 a m do HI. Lonla ft 80 am 500 pm do Cairo 800 pm i46 a m (JOINO NORTH ANU WKHT. I.eavnCalro 1' .10 p m 840 p m and Ht. I.oult HOO aid H 46 p m do Chicago 9 80pm 80um Arrive at Warren 46S u m 608 pm OUINM WKHT. Leave Warren 46M u m ft 00 p m Arrive at Dubinins 710 I m 710 p m do Sioux City ft 46 amIBSO p m UOINU iart. Leave Hlou* City 180 p m ft 00 p m Arrive at. Duhuipin ft 40 a m HHO p m do Warreu Hloainll 06 pin Pot through tickets apply at the principal RletloiiH on the M. I*. It ft., iilho at the I. C. ft. Mnl Warren. W. S. lIKNHON, Agent. Mineral Point R. R. si A //.. UOINO ROIITU. A. M. I OOINO NOIITII. A. U. Leave Mineral P't, 000 I Leave Warren. 000 do Calamine, H6ft| do (Irallol, BHO do Darlington, 706 do Darlington, 10 10 do Oratlnt, 740 do Calmnloe, 10 40 'At rive, Warren. ft 16 | Arrive, Mn'l P't, 11 10 rnKw/ir and accommodation. fun no noirrii ■ ml (miNil miliTll. I'M Lnavn Mineral l”l 4 1(1 Leave Warren 686 do Calamine 4MI 1 do tlrallot ft 1)6 do Darlington 846 1 do Darlington H 66 do drallot 410 do Calamine 746 Arrive, Warren 4 to | Arrive, Mineral l"tH (to ri.ATTKVIU.K DIVISION, MAII.. OOINO HART. A M | OOIMU *f KRT. A. M Leave i'lallevillo, 680 Leave Mineral l”t 060 do Iteimonl, 666 I Airlve Caltinlnu, 10 ‘l6 Arrive Calamine, 1)86 Leave do 10 40 Leave do II Ml Leave Itelmolll, 1140 Airlve Mln'l Point 7 40 I Arrive IMuttevllle 11 Ml ritKWllT AND ACCOMMODATION. lull NO HART. P M I OOINO WERT. P. M. l.imto rinllevllle 186 I Leave Calamine 746 do Itvlmoni 406 1 do Iteimonl HlO Arrive I'alainlne 460 Arrlvo I'lallevillo H4O ITT I ‘aHVßnger leaving Mineral l*olul at 0:16 A M. can reach Madiaou at 4 I*. M. the name 'day, liy way of Proeporl and Caledonia. CIIAH. IC. UAIiB, Agent. Local I toms. (to 'way mud. i Mir roads urn better. On Wednesday and Thursday even ings of last week, the ladies of tho M. K. church, at Linden, held a tea meeting, which was well attended,and passed off pleasantly, Hound about New Years, turkey shooting became such a fever that some of the hoys could not resist taking pistols in the night and shooting some turkeys that wore stored in a cellar on High Street. A former resident of this city writes its a very interesting letter from Plorida, which we puhish in another column. The letter is of special in terest at this tine. Midwinter in the Orange Country is different from mid winter in the North. The blacksmith shop of Henry Horn who lives on Dukes Prairie, was broken into on Thursday evening last, and all the tools stolen. About a week previous to that time, Andrew Kearns, who lives near Henry Horn’s place, had a wagon load of potatoes stolen from the field where they were it pits. The wml of O. Smith, attorney at law, Dodgeville, Wis., will ho found in unotlior column. Mr. Smitli is a good lawyer ami one of the ablest writers iu tlm Slate, lie will practice in the circuit courts of Hie stale, and attend to probate matters in the county court. lle.Hurely deserves success. ity reference to our card column our readers will note the change in the r.ardof A le\ Wilson, F.sq. Charles Me ntion, who has been for several years a student in Mr, Wilson’s law cilice, becomes a partner of Mr. Wilson. Mr. Mi llhou is to be congratulated upon forming ho desirable a partnership, lie i<a young man of good ability, and will without douM make his mark in the professsoii. Mr. !•’. Sylvester, of Ogden lowa, imiaerlv of Millliii, passed through ;h;s city ou last Friday iu company with .1 11. tohnsou, on a visit to old ttVnnl -iu tin ; section. Thetwogen- Uemeit mentioned, met in Chicago, hax In;.,' i e h stopped stock at the same 1 ..c lo that fcnsy man. Mr. S, is no sio ill shipper and .loe ehuus to be the main exporter id this region, having U.aUsl toiii- i veiitlisoft!" stock from ... .r.ein F> i , hut w < M., Thoso who have seen it, pronounce Toay’s new block on High Street, to be one of the finest buildings evererect ed In Southwestern Wisconsin. The building is being finished in the must elaborate manner throughout, the in terior being exceptional. This valu able addition to our city is the work of Penberthy & Tucker. The Anti- Morphean who happened to have his ears on the alert, and ,n fact all people who don’t sleep very sound, would, if they had been in this vicinity on thenightof Dec, 31st, have eximrienced a series of vibrations on the drums of their ears, about high midnight. It was caused by all the bells in town, and also a number of canons, and no end to small arms, sending forth the tidings of the birth of anew year. fine of the most pleasant entertain ments of the season was that given on New Year’s evening, by Mr. and Mrs. (i. W. Cobb, to the mechanics who had just finished their elegant new house. Supper was served iu the beautiful dining room, after which the boys re tired to the parlor and amused them selves with vocal and instrumental music. Toasts were given by those present, and wore responded to by Mr. and Mrs. Cobb. The boys all say it was one of the most pleasant evenings they ever enjoyed. The “New York World," tho pros pectus of which most admirable news paper we puhllHh, is one of the great est achievement# of modern times. So wonderful and complete are ita means of information that each issue is a transcription of the day’s history—the world’s doings are focused upon tint printed pages of the "World.” Ability and energy characterize every line of the publication. The English language has only waited for this ex ceptional newspaper to set forth its capabilities. Hence no one who does not read the "World” can consider himself well-informed or endued w ith a spirit able to understand the civili zation of this nineteenth century. A recent improvement to Mineral Point not heretofore noticed in the Democrat is the work done on the residence of Mr. Oeo. W. Cobb, Super intendent of the Mineral Point U. R. The work was commenced in July last by Charles Sc Wasley, under the direc tion of Mr. John Wasley,and was com pleted on the eve of the new year. The building is of the gothic style of archi tecture, two and one-half stories high, with circular windows in gable. The outside of the building is not entirely llnished, but next season will be fitted up with porches and buttresses, which are now being prepared for it. The inside work of tho building—the par lor, dining-rooms, bed-rooms, halls, etc.—is highly finished in oil, and is a marvel id' neatness and good taste. The rooms are furnished with the ‘Queen Ann” style of furniture and the Hours covered with the richest carpet. A sort of harmony —or rather an eternal Illness of things—seems to prevails the whole, and presents a very pleasing as well as a beautiful appearance. The design and entire work of the building was gotten up in this city, and the excellent manner in which they were executed speaks loudly in praise of the skill of the work men. The painting was done in a very creditable manner by Stephen Thomas. Altogether the building is the lies I of its kind in this section of the country. From Avoca. Franklin Lodge No. lit A.F. & A.M. held public Installation on Thursday evening, Dee. 27. Quite a goodly number of citizens gathered iu the hall to witness the ceremony. The follow ing am the etlhvrs: S. Parks W. M. U. C. MeCallister S. W. (ieo Farr ,1. W. Wm. li. Speneer T. 11. A. Hampton See. It. 11. Kin/ie S. D. O. F. 1 nderwood I. |). 11. K, Liiulsev F. 11. Dimoek S. Ole Shager Tyler. The ceremony was enlivened by in strnmenlal nuiH/ir under the leader ship of Frol’s. Stone of this place and Item alia, of Sextonvillc. After the Installation, the craft was called from labor to refreshment, when they ad journed to the “Avoca House" where mine host, Leach, had prepared a bountiful supper, w hich was partaken of with zeal. On the next evening the drama of the "Octoroon" was repeated to a full house. It wits more of a success linan cially than the lljrst play ing,and would draw a full house if repeated again. The weather is changing for the bet* 1 ter. and the roads are drying up some. ’ so hollo u can he found oeeisionlly. I , .lOKi; • iIKUIiV. Bead oundry & Gray’s attractive advertisement, in to-<layß apper. Our carrier boy returns thanks to the patrons of the Democrat who made him happy on New Year’s day. City Treasurer Dale will collect the city tax until the last day of January at three per cent. B. J. Dennett, who has been foreman of the Tribune for a number of years, has leased the office, and liecomes pub lisher of tliat paper. We wish him success—in everything but politics. Schuyler Colfax, delivered his lec ture on “The Life of Abraham Lin coln,” to a crowded house in this city, on Wednesday evening, January 2d. The firm of P. Allen & Cos., Inis been dissolved. P. Allen Sr., will continue business at the old stand, and the Toay Brothers wil 1 open out in Toay’s new block. llopes are entertained of the re covery of Charles Hanscom, express messenger on the M. P. K. 11., who shot himself near the heart on Friday evening of last week. Although he still lies in a very critical condition his physicians say that he may recover. John T. Jones, County Judge, en tered upon the duties of his office on Tuesday last. The event was cele brated in his family hy the birth of his seventh (consecutive) loy. No hope for the Democrats carrying lowa county hereafter. Those in want of anything in the line of stoves, hardware, tinware &c., will find no better place to buy the same than at the store of Devlin & ITideaux. They keep a first-class stock of goods, and have marked their prices down to correspond with the hard times. Try them once. Tiikt Suited Away.-At a party in a home not many miles from Linden some girls suspected a design on the part of ftie boys to go borne with them after the indoor games were con cluded. The boys stood in the cold at the front door for nearly half an hour before they could bring them selves to believe that the girls had stolen out of the back door and over the fence and so out into the night, to reach the safety of their mother’s arms. Rev. Thomas Kent, late Pastor of one of our city churches, writes to friends here that ho expects to come back to the West, during this year. The residence during the past year in Hazel ton, Penn., has not proved to be as pleasant, as fancy painted the picture before active exercise with the colors began. We would gladly welcome back to this vicinity, it not even to our very midst, the eloquent and witty divine, who, during his so journ here, won all hearts, it is pleasant to know that the waters have not closed over his devoted head, and he may yet hear such words as Lord I'lliu vainly addressed to his drowned daughter. Dedication of Mineral Point Lodge, No. 1, F. &A. M. The new Masonic Hall of Mineral Point, I,odne, No. 1, will he dedicated on Tuesday next,.January Hth. Ih7h For the information of those who do not belong to the “mystic tie” we ap pend the following explanation of the dedication of a Masonic Lodge. “From the building of the first tem ple at .Jerusalem to the Babylonish captivity, the lodges of Freemasons were dedicated to King Solomon, from tltonce to the advent of Christ to Zer ubhahel, who built the second temple and from that time till the final de struction* of the temple by Titus, they were dedicated to St. .John the Baptist. But owing to the losses which were sustained l>y that memorable occur rence, Freemasonry declined; many lodges were broken up, and the hretli eru were afraid to meet without an acknowledged head. At a secret meet ing of the Craft, holdcn in the city of Benjamin, this circumstance was much regretted, and they deputed seven brethren to solicit st. .John the F.vangelist, who was at that time Bishop of F.phesns, to accept the ollicc of (band Master, lie replied to the deputation, that though well stricken I in years, having been in his youth in i itialed into Masonry, he would acqui esce in their request, thus completing I by his learning what the other St. I ohn I had begun by his /.cal; and thus drew what Freemasons call a line—parallel: ! ever since which, the lodges in all. Christian countries have been dedica i led to the two St. .Johns." ' The dedication of the Hall promises to he the leading event of the season. Distinguished Masons from abroad are i expected to be present, and as hereto* ! hue announced, (hand Master J. F.C. Cottrill will to conduct the dedica tory ceremonies aid deliver the ad dress. All regular Masons arc invited | to he pres -ut. Prom the Land of Oranges. OnoRO, Fort Held P. 0., Florida, > Dec. 20th, 1877. 1 Mu. Editor, —Sir:—The increasing interest in Florida, both as a winter home and because of fruit culture induces me to send you greeting from Orange county. The St. Johns river is a continuous chain of beautiful lakes. Lake Monroe upon the upper St. Johns and at the head of steam navigation has three landings, supplying an extensive back country and yearly becoming of more importance. Large amounts of freight are received and during the winter season many oranges are shipped here. Enterprise on the north shore of the lake has l>een the point for round trip excursions from Jack son ville. Mellonville dates hack to the Indian war—and was named for a U. S. officer killed near there. It has controlled this side of the lake until now a powerful rival where extensive ware houses and general business ap pliances denoting the energy of its business men, win for Sanford greater patronage. This county has many advantages. In the yet little known interior is some excellent land, readily affording a living to the adventurer in fruit growing until the fulfillment of his hope—which is not a vain dream, although boastful talkers and laud agents have caused careful men to question. Within easy access of the landings named are several of the finest hearing groves in the State, while thifty young ones invite the tourist or settler to explore. The excellence of these oranges is well established and their fitness for exportation. Other fruits grow readily here, and many vegetables produce two and three crops yearly, although on these high pine lands, so desirable for health, the soil for such growth must lie made and the cost is heavy. Socially, we have few superiors in any country settlement. Representa tives from many States and several foreign countries, refugees from the rigorous climate of the north, from milder homes desolated by the late war .and surging under reconstruction; enthusiasts, theorists and some honest workers—meet and mingle here. Many with impaired health have found a panacea in this unquestionably charming climate that restores some of the elixir of life with increase of days. Every year sufferers come to Florida led hy their own struggling hope or the inducement of others to try and find the fabled fountain of renovating waters, of whom we say with sadness “too late!” ()noro, three miles from Sanford and Mellonville was the private residence of a New England man, the actual pioneer of this widening circle of improvement, and although a few set tlers hail previously drifted near Fort Reid, who found existence easy, rais ing sweet potatoes and ranging cattle and hogs, they made no energetic effort for the country’s advancement. This attractive location, which accord ing to the testimony of experienced and honorable physicians surpasses any other in Southern Florida for health!' ult less and desirability, over- looks three small but beautiful lakes, fed by living springs, whoso deep clear waters arc a perpetual delight to the eye, and alYord amusement with oars. The house widened into a boarding house, and many guests have left regretfully after sojourning here. A daily mail this winter is an added luxury, and the conveniences for reaching the place are good. It is em phatically a Winter Home. Our Christmas was marred by a warm rain; sunshine came at midday. The little church at Sanford under ! tln> charge of a former resident of | your city, was beautiful with holy j day decorations of evergreens and fragrant (lowers. One of the eccen tricities of the Smith is celebrating Christmas Kve, and the early day with explosions of gun powder, and tire crackers as the dawn of the 4th of .July is made execrable at the North, and with such incongruity! To-day laborers doff all extra cloth ingas in summer and through my open window the perfumed air from nature’s freshly wftshed face comes gratefully. —A northern guest lias just gathered roses, heliotrope and jessamin to send home— and white and blue violets arc found in sheltered places. The last days of November and December usually contain the back bone of the Florida Winter, then w ith the longer days comes glimpses of new life everywhere. The first sight of a great palmetto grove is grand and solemn, and the ’great cypress trei>s growing in dank j hammock, drip and with swaying moss. are weird as any tale of the Dismal Swamp; while all about and under neath grow the daintiest dowers—ten der things that wither in the bright sunlight, trailing vines, delicate mosses and often an immense live oak. bent by some whirlwind until it leans at quite an angle, has the trunk and spreading limbs covered with lichens, air-plants, resurrection ferns, and is itself a thing of wonder and beauty. Wild fowl feed and rear their young upon the wide prairies that stretch along the river and lake shores; birds of plumage find homes in the thickest hammocks and deer flee before the ap proach of civilization, farther and far ther as the Seminoles to the everglades. If snakes are neglected it is l>ecause | so little seen, and from long residence here, little dceaded; still upon occasion i they are captured. Hut almost any I sunny morning 1 can hear tho bellow ' ing of aligators is they sun them selves in Lake Jessup—two miles or more away, and often when crossing there, our slender boat almost touches their great ugly backs as they heave themselves under water In this balmy atmosphere it is diffi cult to realize the season of the year— and reconcile the good wishes we as sociate with frosty air and crackling fires, and all the well remembered and loved accompaniments of childhood's holidays. If Fairy tranfers were pos sible, I would gladly be spirited North ward, shake your hand, and never mind the glove. As I wish you a Hap py New Year. —See the Old Year li in state under the drifting snow, and again, as every year of life, thank God for a northern birth-right with the advent of the New. With cordial wishes M. L. P. Masonic Public Installation at Linden. The exercises commenced with prayer by Uev. W. Thomas, after wliich the following oilmens were duly in stalled for the insuing year, by P.G.M. K. I>. Pulford: .1. J. lleatheoek W.M, F. Shaffer S.W. A. Treglown J. W. ,1. VV. Heat) icoi'k Secretary. U. S. Smith Treasurer. It. 11. Wearing S. I*. (leo. Weaver 1.1 >. John Cowling Thus. Wicks. .Stewards, James James Tyler. P. G. M., Pulford then read an ad dress prepared for the occasion, in which he illncidated a clear conception of the object for which man was cre ated, his relation and duties to Deity, and tho duties ho owes to ids fellow man. Flo demonstrated that the mis sion, object and tendency of “specula tive masonry,” is to elevate man, make him hotter, purer—in short,- to better lit him for that “celestial lodge above “that temple not made with hands eternal in the heavens.” The whole subject must he the result of dose re search and deep reflection. 11c also showed that among tho reasons why women are not received into the or der—the fact that they beingnaturally more refined and pure, are less liable to err than man, and do not stand in as great need of restraining and eleva ting influences. And as it was de creed that man should not live alone, and that women was created us a com panion for him, it was necessary that he he subjected to a polishing opera tion that he might ho a more lit com panion and associate for her. It is probably not necessary to state that the latter part of the subject was well received by the ladies. Soon after the conclusion of the address the friends and their guests repaired to the com modious hall recently put up by the popular landlord of the Linden Hotel, where a most magnificent repast awaited them. Mr. Win. Pollard very I wisely engaged the services of the fa mous cook, Wm. Northy, to superin tend tho preparation of supper. The variety and style of dishes were such that it would he vain to even at tempt description of them, suffice to say, every one present seemed to h more than satisfied. ! Mr. Pollard and lady are entitled to ' great credit for their genial hospitali ty extended to all. As for Mr. Northy, we think we would he safe in challenging him against any cook in the North-West, or indeed any whero else. What a P.U’kk Costs.—lt cost* : less than half a cent a day to take a t weekly paper; less than a diligent hen would earn in a mouth at the mark a price of eggs; less than a cigar a fort night, and a very cheap one at that: le-i than the barber would charge by the >ear te keeij one’s hair trimmed; h -s than a good sizod ChrUtmas turkey; less than an energetic kitchen g : rl will waste in a week. A penny a day. m he saved in many a hotter way t han slopping y >ar paper.