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lowa County Democrat.
Friday, January 28, 1878.
1 11 J,!' ...n.,' ™ ■ . 'T" 1
Time T'ablos.
Chicago and North-weatorn Rail
t i of departure of Pmmciigcr Train* from
T.navc for Chicago anil Kaal 10 10 a m
<lo do do 1S:WI a in
0., M. A St. Paul R. R.
■Pamxinijor nud mall .. 8 lift ara 9Mia in
Aciiiinmiiditlon mill pin 315 p in
Nlijhl ICxprua BHi p m Ulsp in
eoiMU waar.
J*ii*acn(fer and mull H sft p m 7hi p m
A < rmiimodutliin 13 lift pm 10 41 u m
JKiihl Kxprrru 418a in 3 Ham
N. 11. HNOW, Aiiant,
lllinoln Contra! R. R.
Tti*only route running Ihronvtli cura between
Vi arrnn and Chicago. The only mint) to Hi.
I.ihilh, (.'aim, nud tho Mouth, and to
Dubuijuu, Hlnnx City. Omahaand wvat.
UOINU hoiitii *no RAHT.
I.rfivnWarrnn 8 4:i a m 10 lift pin
An Ivc ul (.'lilcago 4 Sft pin 7 Oft u m
do HI, lioiita HBO a m ft 00 pni
<lo Cairo 3oop in 1 4ft ain
Leave Cairo II nil pm 330 p m
do HI. l/onla Hooa in ft 4ft pin
do Chicago 0:10 pm 080a in
Arrive at Warren iAHa in ft 00 p m
Leave Wnrrrn 4AMa in ft 00 pin
An vi ill I*nliii<)n• 710a in 710 p m
do Hlonx City (I Ift a m 13 00 p in
I. Hlonx City I 30 p m 0 00pm
Art'tn at lliilimpin —.ft In ain 030 p in
do Win i i'.i Hlou in 11 Oft p in
I'nr Ibrongh Mi.ki'ln apply ul tin- principal
• Imlloiih on lint M. I*. It It., nlao at tint I. C. 11.
JU 111 Warren. Vf, H. HKNSO.N, Agent.
Mineral Point R. R.
If A lh.
umau aoOTH A M I ooiau nortr, a h
Lriivn Mineral l*'t, 0 oo I leave VViirn n, U 00
ao Calamine, o sft | do Oratlot, son
do DarMngton, 7 oft do lliulinglnii, 10 10
do <JI<III<<I. 740 do Calamine, 10 40
A 1 id Vi-, Warren, H l.ft | Airlvc, Wn'l l”t, II 10
rumour aso a oosioda rms.
J. Minrral PI 3 10 I.navu Warri'ii ‘ft 3ft
do ('ul niiiiiKi 3fti)J do Orntlot 0 oft
do lliirllngluil 3 3ft I do D'U'llnirton (I ftft
do Oratlot 410 do Calamine 7 3ft
Arrive, Wanou 4 40 I Arrive, Min oral I*’lB OO
If Slh.
J.i'hvii I’lalti'nllo, ft 30 Leave Mlnunl l*'t OMI
do M'lniont, ft ftft | Arrive (,'iilninlnu, 10 Sft
An Ive (ftilaniino, 0 Oft I l eave do HI 10
l.eiivn do a fill liiiavu Melinont, 11 VO
Arrive Mln’l Point 7VO | Arilve I’latlevlMe II no
nir/oirr ,i,v/i md.ijm moda / toy.
uoinu rah e. r u I ooino wrht. r u
I.aiive Platlevlllu I lift I Leave Pa lam Ino 7 Sft
nn ilidinoiit V Oft I do llelmoiil N 10
Aiilru Calamine 3ft ) | Arrive Plaltevllln H4O
Iff PaHHinipeia |i avlng Mineral Point at 11:1ft
A ill, ean ruaeli Miolicnn at I I’. M. Uni name
day, by way of Krcnporl and Caledonia.
1 UAH. K. U.M.K, A limit.
See bills for information
about the. lecture of Col.
Hanford amt .Miss Susan
/!. Anlhont/, remembering
that, the Colonel will be
here (at (he Cihj Hall) hat
two nights instead of three
dan. i>() amt 3/.
i ioc.ii 1 I toms.
Itrimstuiic or ii<i liriuiHlono '{ Thal’n
tlm uni'.i ion.
Kin 1 ion of 011 l • '!■.< of Kini'rv
I, O. (!. T. will lake iiliico this Priduy
Tim Primitive .Methodists of thin
city, lijivu commenced holdiiii' pro
tracted nmol iii",s.
Kvpii ;tl (ho capital with swool p:ip
to inihiho, r.cnnotl can't rid liinmolf
“1 I In* asporsivo yin.
Tim Hov. M. Iloiisoi), of (ho M. P.
Cliurnli of (his city, will preach next
Sunday cvoninit, on Puluro Punish
A nummary of legislative doings
will ha found on the fourth page of
fda y’a paper.
\\ o arc Kind to notion that our A; •
soinhly man, Mr. Cray, is ouo of Iho
most active momhors of the legis a
tnro, (his winlor.
Hoy, \. W. Soitliroaso is absent from
(he oily this week, attending a meet
ing of the Madison ConvooMiim of
dm Ppiseopal * 'licii eh, hold in Mad
Prof, (lodat. has opened a daneing
sehi'ol in lltodify Hall, The Professor
oouiea well reeomnmnded as a master
in his profession, and those who wish
ii have I,lion hi’.droittan ghtlhe in >s(
lashioiiahle M.v'.o of parlor dauoos, eli-
MUollo. (*tu. will had tins a sploudod
opporl.nnilv. Iho Professor speaks
lor liiiiKetf o! '• whero,
i Til. S infei and h i < telegraphed dial he ’
oaa.mt he hem lull two nights, and as;
ha iv<]uires Uv. a; much money fori
Hm two n In hoi.n o asked for three I
lectures, (he committee do not feel j
justified m lowering dm price for!
course tickets. It, is hoped that a lib-1
oral patronan* will he extended, and
Hi it. lm‘ ■lx limit!! ’.' n ill out find Hicm- J
ar.l v h nu and pe kel from limit eudeav-!
■rta '. <. p I lU■ i. ' I ill load.
Hell is :t .state, say some of tlm
preachers. Surely, not the state of
Wo hope our readers won’t think
that there too much brimstone about
our paper this week.
Richard Flynn’s grand ball will be
held at the Union Hotel in Linden,
on February 22d.
The Linden Literary Association
will give a dramatic entertainment at
Treloar’s Hall to-morrow evening.
Mr. A. S. Mitchell, a former resi
dent of this city, sends us ait interest
ing letter from Dakota Territory. It
will ho found elsewhere.
The managers of a church in Mass
achusetts will give chromos to those
who attend church service Urn greatest
number of times during the year ls7H.
There will be a Dime entertainment
by the young people of the M. K.
Church in their Lecture Hoorn, on
Monday evening, January 2SLb, com
mencing at half past seven o’clock.
Zach Oates, of this city, was award
ed the contract for refitting the (lourt
House at Dodgeville. His bid Un
doing Urn carpenter work was #l7-1
about fifty dollars less than any of the
other bids.
The La Crosse Republican and
Leader itn intensely radical sheet, ad
mits that seven-eights of the influent
ial lawyers of the Stale are democrats
a compliment to the intelligence
of tlm whole party by jn,st inference.
II I4A l V KOH I ! 1 ‘SI N ICSS. — I iislinp A
Nuimolas, in addition to the carpenter
business, are prepared to attend to all
orders in the line of undertaking.
They have a line hearse secured for
the present, and have commenced the
manufacture of a large and elegant
one which will he ready for use in a
few months. Their shop is on High
street, in the building formerly oc
cupied by 11. S. Keyes.
In intelligent communities lectures
are regarded as imlispensihlo to the
growth and even the maintenance of
a spirit which permits keeping slep
with tlm “spirit of the age.” Hearing
this fact in mind and believing that
tlm intelligence is here, as evidenced
by Ihe patronage showed our former
lecture courses, a committee have
made arrangements for tlm reception
of Mol. Sanford and Miss Anthony.
Tlm Col, w ill lecture on I ravels; “I’aris
and Koine" and “I’alesUim,” are prob
ably (Im subjects. Miss Anthony will
speak on (lie woman ipieslion, and no
one is better posted on lids vexed
question. Let, all remember the dales
Jan. doth and ill id. for Mol. Sanford
and Feb, 17th for Miss Anthony.
Messrs. Hanks &, Hrothers, well
known law publishers of New York
city, in a circular letter addressed lo
the legal profession of I lie Stale, offer
(o publish Mi*' decisions of our Su
preme Court for #1.7.7 per volume,
oral a less price if preniitled to make
a hid and sell to the Slate, or any of
i(s eili/.ens al Iheeontracl price as
many copies as may he wished.
The Slate now takes ,Vio copies of
eaeh volume as issued at Ihe cost of
SI.BO per volume. Hy accepting Mes
srs. Hanks A Hrothers offer, the Stale
would save on eaeh volume, 51.71 mi
and (he profession al large through
out tin' Stale a much larger sum.
Our Legislature should see that this
offer is not neglected.
Mrs. Mary Strong, widow of Hie late
L. M. Strong, and among (he earliest
settlers of the lead region, died al (he
residence of her son Orville, in this
village, on last Friday, aged 71 years
and days. Deceased was horn at
Ahington, Va. Dec. 201 h, isoa, hnl
eaily in life removed with her parents
to Tennessee, thence to Kent neky, and
slill later to Illinois, from whence, pre
vious to tlm Hlaek Hawk war, she re
moved lo Wisconsin with the family
of her brother in-law, one Captain
Clark, a noted Indian lighter of that
war, and sell led al \\ bile (>ak Springs,
wheie she remained during the war,
being compelled at various limes to
lake refuge in (he block ho’.se at that
place. She was married to the lat.e la
limited L. M. Strong, at Davenparl
lowa, in the year C.tT. with whom sin
returned lo Wi cousin sell ling a
Highland, in isis, since Which linn
slm has been a resident of this county.
having removed from Highhnd I*
Dodgeville in is"'. l . From early yontl
she was a consistent member of tin
M. F. Church, a pra* t ical ehri'ti.m
and always, even when allUelcd with
tl.c itilinnii ies ef old age, of a cheerfn
a:.*! mniabl"disposition, kind and < on
siihaate ol (Inse about her. \n>
while ''h*' had attained that ago whirl
w ould cause her death !•* be not nnex
peeled, we opine that there is not on*
of.all those who have known her bn
will feel a pang of s,*rrow on heariii*.
that she i.< no in, re. :1 roiiiele.
It is not tho purposoof ttie Demo
crat to misrepresent ar.’one. In our
issue of two weeks ago i referring to I
Schuyler Colfax, we sal “If he had
been honest and hud stal in that ca
pacity his name would unell more
savory in the nation’s mstrils." A
few of our exchanges that consider it
their bounded duty todefeui anything
and everything which bean the name
"Republican” take us to ta* for what
we said in regard to Mr. Cos fax. Any
one who is familiar with tie history
of tlie Credit, Mol i'.ier swinbe —, and
especially the part which he great
“Christian Statesmen” pi ay el therein,
—however much he may sede to ex
cuse him for using his ligh po
sition for personal ends wil. not at
tempt to explain away the fad of his
having so used it.
To those of our contemporizes who
seek to sharpen their wit at cur ex
pense, wo would say that it is always
safe for them to deal in banter where
the truth is dangerous.
Mifflin Items.
Eds. Dkmockat,— Since I wroteyou
last, death has been here and taken
from our Didst, Rudolph Miller, aged
10 years. Ills funeral took place Wed
nesday las'.
The Memlota Lodge, of which he was
an honored member, marched in pro
cession, and rendered the burial cere- 1
mony very impressive by giving some '
choice selections of vocal music.
Our merchants and 1 radosmeu are
looking brighter and more cheerful,
since the roads are once more passable
and the fanner can sell his surplus
crops and settle his account with them
and enable them to put in new stock.
Rev. .1. Haw of I'lattuville, preached
here last night to a crowded house. He
is well known here, and has hosts of
warm personal friends even among
the unsaved. Mour: Anon.
-1)01.1*11 M 11,1. It It.
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty
Hod in 1 1 is infinite wisdom to call
from among us by the cold hand of |
death, our Worthy Brother, Rudolph
Therefore, resolved that we sincere-1
ly mourn the dissolution of covenan
ted friendship and brotherly love.
Resolved Unit we lender to his lath- 1
or ami relatives, our sincere and heart
felt sympathy in this, their horenv-!
Resolved, that this lodge be draped 1
in n onrning for the space of thirty '
Resolved, tlull a copy of these reso
lutions be presented to the father of
(he deceased, an I also published in the |
lowa County Democrat, and Mineral
i’oinl Tribune. Tims. I’.vn.ina.o,
Husky Hritier.
From Ridgeway.
Editors Democrat: Some of us
Ridgewains might exclaim with the
philosopher, O, tempera, O, mores!
The mildness of the winter seems to
give a momiloneus ronlino, to the gen
eral proclivil iesof winter amusements
among the rising general ion. liven
t he woods assume a melancholy aspect,
moaning and sighing in the night
wind, as though singing a requiem
over (he stillness of nature. The
brooks have a sullen murmur beneath
(heir icy fellers, as they rush away to
the mighty river, while King Sol has
scaredv shown his beaming coun-
Inuance for weeks. Fair Luna more
generous shows her glim muring shades
if moonlight with her usual shyness,
“steadily the womlerons change's, go
on hands of angels hidden from our
eyes, coni mnally shifting the scenery
of nut nre."
This is the month in which the tax
gatherer (yds in appearance, demand
ing money or chattels. Hillings advises
l he annihilation of h >gsaud i lie assassi
nation of poultry this month.
F. w as ala “singin' sknle" the other
evening, and he asked to see her home,
she frowned, and coldly answered.
No." Then In* asked in his sweet
tones, “t’lease can 1 sit on the fence
ami set' yon go by.
Married in Ridgeway, .lan tary RUh,
I STS, 1\ the Rev. Chr. K\el. Mr. Thus.
Honnan and Miss Mary Roach, both
of Ridgeway,
Also, by the same, .January 2:, ISTS,
Mr. I’airiek Oliava of Min *ral I’oiat,
ami Miss KiUi Sy te.s of Ridgeway. '
_____ -Mo.mi s.
FaitMTits, Am niton! If you
w ant to sell stock of any Kind at public
Diction it will ah'ays pay yen to get
the best salesman to cry your sales; so
be sure ami gel that expel ieneed sales
man Hugh Conu.iughteu t*i sell for
yon. Yon can always rely mi him.—
.Mineral IVint, Nov. ‘jsi*, :>7T. tut
A Voice From Dakota.
OAt woo i), Brookings Cos. Dakota,
Januaiy 14th, 1878.—Eds. Democrat:
I have been thinking fora long
time that I would drop you a few
lines, tVinking that perhaps corning
from outhere on the border of civiliz
ation tlcy might be acceptable to
your reauus.
In almost all communities there are
those who are dissatisfied with their
surroundings, and resources and are
looking fora new locality, wherein to
commence life anew, and they almost
invariably look toward the West fur
that new home, in which they hope to
find those things that were not attain
able to them in the one they leave be
hind. Most generally, those emmigra
ting West are men of small, or at least
moderate means, and wish to make
what they have go as far as possible
toward starting them in the New
World to which they go; consequently,
the liriit question with them is “where
is the best locality for me to goV” If
a farmer, lie naturally inquries about
the price of land, if a mechanic, the
price of labor, cost of living &c.
Now I do not propose to answer all
the questions that might arise from
this subject, but will mention a few
of the advantages this country offers
to emmigrants.
In the first place, we hava a splendid
climate. This is no small item to
those sacking a permanent homo for
themselves and families. In the sec
ond place we have as line a land as one
ever need see, aid plenty of it. The
soil is a rich black loam of good depth,
witli a clay subsoil. The general sur
face is a line rolling prairie, just roll
ing enough to drain well, with here
and there a beautiful lake of good
clear water, which is well slocked
with fish. Wc have some of the finest
natural meadows 1 ever saw, where
hay of excellent quality can be cut in
abundance, which makes stock raising
not only easy hut profitable, Consid
erable attention to stock raising is paid
here, and we have some stock in this
county that would do credit to any of
the old settled States.
. Tin 1 land is all Government. No rail
road or speculators' land hore, which
is the banc of so many localities.
Every male of twenty one years of aye
can lake a homestead or pre-emption
of one hundred and sixt y acres, and in
addition, can also take another quarter
section under the Timber Culture act,
which makes him, when improved, a
nico‘‘litllo” farm of three hundred and
twenty acres, which is about as much
as one man need care for, as we have
but very little poor land in this coun
try. The water is excellent, ami can
ho yet by digging from twelve to
twenty feet. There are numerous
streams of running water in different
parts of the country, but the one in
which we are most directly interested
here is the l!ig Sioux, on which there
are numerous “mill sites,” which are
being rapidly taken and improved, as
they are of themselves, sources of con
siderable wealth.
The crops generally raised in Wis
consin, are raised here, and do remark
ably well. Wheat this season averaged
I 1 think about twenty-live bushels per
acre. In some cases as high as thirty
live,ami even forty bushels wore rais
ed, and of a most superior quality,
“Minnesota Hard" has, for a number
of years ranked as the lust quality of
Spring Wheat raised,hut where Dako
ta wheat lias been placed in competi
tion with it, Dakota has invariably
carried off the palm, and is distilled
ere long to stand at the bead of its
class in the markets of this country.
Corn, oats, rye, barley, potatoes and
garden vegetables all do well. The
advantages Dakota offers to einini
granls is being rapidly appreciated as
the amount'of land taken in this coun
ty alone within the last four months
will abundantly testify; the amount
being nearly twenty thousand acres,
all by actual settlers, Kverylhing in
dicates the largest immigration to this
country next season ever known.
Land hunters in wintertime is usu
ally a novelty, but this winter tbev
are so common that no one seems to
think it at all out of the general order
of things.
The settlers in this county arc
largely Americans, although we have
quite a sprinkling of Scandinavians,
and a few English, and as a class, are
vorv temperate, intelligent and indus
Timber is not a plenty as in Wis
consin. but we have enough for pres
ent use, and of good quality.
Onr|marktd for wheal is id present
on the line of the Winona A; St. IVter
railr >ad. and our nearest point the
coming season willb> thirty miles.
All Iho course grain 'lnd... a ready mar
ket at home at remunerative prices,
and much of the wheat raised for the
next few years will also find a market
at home anions the new settlers for
seed etc. We confldeiitily look for h
market at our own doors within a
very few years, as the Sioux City A
Pemhino railroad is surveyed up th
Hig Sioux Valley, and is being pushed
ahead as fast as the development of
the country will justify.
One source of hardship and discon
tent in the older settled Stales is the
high rate of taxation, which falls
heavily toon the poorer class. Uer
the burden is comparatively nothing.
Our local tuxes arc very light, and as
we have no railroad tax to pay, we can
almost say that we are exempt from
Of course, we have not the advanta
ges of civilization that are enjoyed in
the States, hut schools and churches
are springing up all over the country,
and in a few years we will almost for
get that we ever lived on the frontier.
Our common schools are well cared
for by the foresight of our law makers
as they set apart two sections of land
in every township for school purpo
iiuilding material on the line of tin*
railroad is about as cheap as at Min
eral Point. Plenty of good limestone
is found here for all the lime we will
ever need, and plenty of good sand on
the shore, of the lakes.
i.rst 1 weary your readers with the
length of this rambling article, 1 will
close by saying if any of ttiem con
template going West, I would advise
them to take a look at Dakota before
making a selection.
I should be happy to answer any
questions relating to the country that
any of your readers may he pleased to
ask, if within my power to do so.
Very Respect fully,
A. S. Mitchell.
Storey Outdone.
Cannot something be done to neu
tralize, or at least to render loss offen -
sive to nose, month and stomach, tint
spounlings of this fountain of filth (the
Times) that is fed from Chicago sower
drainage? Th(> antidote, whatever
that may lc, should likewise have the
effect of soothing and softening thw
rampant paraxysm of madness of him
who directs the force and controls th
volume of this doubly distilled quint
essence of sink generation.
Tins rave and rant uf this expert in
personal attack and vindictive de
traction at times assimilates that of a
rabid car, snarling and snapping at
everything and everybody that come#
in its way, with an irrepresable pro
pensity to bite.
It is said that a “sop" thrown in his
way from (ho “bourbon” “barrel” du
ring the presidential campaign of 1870
had a very magic effect in diverting
the infliction of bis fumy infertility
from “bourbon" hate and “bourbon”
spite to that of the opposition party.
This party, of all things that might
happen, had least expected from Lins
source a billingsgate avalanche of
“putrid reminiscence.” indeed th
rabidness displayed frotn the (into th#
sop was gulped to the final settlement
of the presidential dispute was that of
a mercenary blackguard working un
der “bourbon" contract, and yet wi*
find this prurient patriot, like the
Scotch Sawney, “boT-k again.” a co
worker among associates whose sym
pathy hi l could more fully appreciate,
and whose company was the more en
joyable especially while acting imdei
tin' promptings of his inborn lampoon
ing infirmity.
In conclusion, permit me to say, that
after all I cannot but pity him in this,
his dcvil-posscsscd and god-forsakej)
condition! Surely great allowanc*
should be made for this unseemly bod
ily taint and seeming moral political
demoralization, seeing that in lineagw
he comes direct from a tribe noted in
the early days of Pdlde history foi
their native hostility to ail human
surroundings and in their proclivities
barbarous. With these eonsiderat ions
pleading in ids behalf and the well
known fact fully established by mod
ern physiologists that Mool will tell
in the breeding of men as well at
brutes. I trust that the "1> carbons,"
although they (the “broubons”) a:
are being tried in the crucible of afllic
tion and with th“ir (the “bourbon V
tormentor son ly vev i will throw th
mantle of charity over his corporeal
ailment and at the same time give hit*
the full benefit of the oriental entail
rnent of character and conduct which
has been engrafted into bis mental or
laganism by by an ancestral line of
'•scalawag” out-casts and accursed out
i laws. lb catoxica

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