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lowa County Democrat.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, ’7B. Time Tables. f.-.r. .- - • - Chicago and North-wobtern Rail way. 'J' mo ut flcjiurtorc of pMuxenger Tiulim from Krceport. l.pnvi* for Chicago and Karl ,f > ,J(I n m do do do J3;WI ii m ()., M. & St. Paul R. R. OOf NO KAT, A viica . AHKNA raanoiijltir mid mull H lift u ill jf Ma m Acroliimodillim IHUpm ‘I ip m Nlulil S I l * I* 1,1 - 1 *•’ I* 1,1 oiiipm WKrT. rnracnvnra mid mali s HIV |i 111 754 p m A (•('oiiimodatlon 17 aft pm KM 1 urn Night Kajiro-H 1 Ilium -'ll Iu Ml N. 11. SNOW, Avimt. IlllnolH Central R. R. The only mull' ninnlng through cia In I wcun W urn ii mid (.'liluigu. only rnnt.u to St. I.imih, Oulro, uud llio Hiiulli, mid In Jliilim|iio, Sioux City. Omulittmid vvei*t. 1101 NO KIIITII A Nil r.AHT. Id'uviiWurnm S Ilium 10 o.lp m Arrive Ml I.'lili iiko ISO K m 7 Oft uin do SI Iwiilh H .’in u m ft 00 |i m do Cairo soopm lift urn OOINU NOIITII AND WHAT. I .olive Culm II 110 |I 10 9SO |i in do bl. 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I* %f I OOINU NOIITII. •’ M Leam* M 1 ncriil I* t ild Leave Wairen •* do ittl (I If) 111 < * *2 Ml I do Dial lot 0 d'j do I inti lotion :ir| do D'li iiui/lon o rr> tin (iralfoi 4 1(1 do r.ilumloe V Arrive, Wiiri'Dii 4 Id | Airlve, Minoru) I* ’ t H on I*l - A I Tl*i V I I.LK DIVISION. I/.1/A. OOINO KAHT A n, I OOINU WKHT. A. M I. IM/ll IpVillp, •* -'id I I ,('ll vr M llK'Dll I'l dMi do hi'lmoiif, frr I Arrive Oaliimihu, io vr Arrive ('ll IM in Ili *, 00r I Leavu do Hi Hi Ii live do Ii fiO Leave llidinoflt, II W 0 Arrive Min i l*olnl 7 JO | Anive I'liiileville 11 fio i' iii:mnr \ v/> .1 rco mmoda no v. OOINO KAHT. I* M I OOINO WKHT. I'. M. I.dive I'lnl levlllu llt I Leave I 'illumine r do Melinonl v! o* I do llelmoni H in An ivn (‘alamlno ‘4 .*| Arrive i‘. , uMeville hid t V I’HHHdujerh I<■ 11 v 1 11 l; Mineral I’olni ul ll;U AM. (iin reach Madison ul. I I* M. Iho huiiic tiny, hy way ol‘ Kri’ciuul iind Caledonia. oil AS. IC. (i \ I.IC, Ald'lil Jjoenl iteriiM. Itememlier tlint, Susan It. Anthony iei'liiies in the City H ill tu-nighl. The Trillium has mu thanks fur fa mu ■- (his week. SI. I’alriek’s Hay, March 17, falls mi Sninl i\ lln i \ eai. The nest Wisconsin Stale Fair will he held al Madisnn. Head Ihe 11 (it ice |u teach s sand (listriel clerks, published elsew here, ().('. Smith of Dudgeville, has re iiiuved his law ulhcc In rooms over .las. I toiler I'm drug store. The greater purl of the ice crops mi the Ivvii dams adjoining this eilv has heeii eul and packed dining the jiast week. .Married. \l St, Philip's Church 1-Tili nary (tth. IS7S, h> Ifcv. s. Tranl, Hichard Itrciiuan to Miss Annie Philhach. P.olh of Highland. The Preshvlerian eungregatioii will JO-open their I'linreh ne\l Sabhalh, and a full aMemlanee of the eongrega lion ii desired. Married, by Hev. ,1. I’.iinu v Pisher. nil Tuesday evening Peb. .Mb. Is7s, at the residence of the ollicialiug minis ter. Mr. I!iehard I’ll/sininns and Mr-. Mary Siiang; hulh of the tow n of Min | oral Point. 11. is not Ihe Intent ion of the Democrat - tu marry any man to two ladies at one and the name time; hut we are in ! formed ii treated a poor fel'.ovv oi j Hidgevvay in this cruel manner last vv eek. P. Iluv land, who pretended to have | started an e\(nsive watch works in j Dane county, mid sent letters all ovei Hu. l country olTeringa llrst-elass time kceprr fur Ihe small sum of live dol larsiand advi -ed said amount to lie sent I>v money order through the mails, and which amount was sent in many eases, j : , now mi tjje hands of 1 idled states ollieuis. Mr. .1, Heller announces to the peo pie of Linden and v ieinily, that hav ing moved his branch e-labli-limeiil niio his new store, at that place, he ian give them all the advantage of a lull stock ol general mereliainli/.e, in cluding (Iroeeries, at the same rates as the goods can bp bought for in largi r markets. \lso, it is a perma n -nl esijiblishinelit, and he w ill a!vv ays i.nhavoi to meet live reiplire'iiellts • 1 hi- <u' tonients vv it Ii Hu l b”s| i " gi . the low esl o| prices. i How a California Man's Sleeping Room Decided a Seat in Congress The following will he read with in terest by the readers of the Democrat. I’. I>. Wiggingbm was a resident of lowa comity for many years, and is well known lomostofoiir people: The House after two days of debate, decided one of the most remarkable eases of a contested election which has ever been presented to Congress. The contestant, I'eter I). Wiggingtun(Deni) was awarded the seat by 11 majorit’., which Itomoaido I’aeheeo (Hep) has held on a prima facie case thus far from the Fourth California District by a bare majority of I of the popular vote, and on which a certificate of election was issued by a mandamus of the Supreme Court of California. Wiggington’s vote, was 19,PW and Pacheco's 19,104. In going behind the returns on the merits of the case the Committee on elections found the evi dence involved the right of :)2 per sons to vote who did vote at that elec tion. Of this number the committee agreed as to twenty-two, leaving ten in dispute. In regard to these ten on which the committee was divided a long and interesting discussion look place as to how they should be count ed. They were challenged for various reasons. The second one lived on a creek which was the dividing line of the county, and swore that though he lived in one county he slept most of his lime in the other, and therefore voted in the latter. This vote was thrown out. Others were alleged to he non residents, to have voted illeg ally. Ac., but a majority of the coin mil tee sustained enough as legal voters to give Wiggiugtou a hare ma jority and to knock (In* prop of one vole from under I’acheco, Quite a number of Democrats did not sustain the majority of the committee, among them Mr. I’otter, who voted against sealing Wiggiugtou. The case, turned on the facts. No fraud in Ihe election was charged by either side. For I lie I nil i'lil u|' Ihr Ii rail ini' liooni, some of (hr l iiriiil ore of which is not \rl paid lor, a literary and musical en lerlinmenl. will hr given al the City I (all on Tuesday evening, Ihr *_'(lth ni l Ihi. ninnlh. 1 most tempting pro gramme w ill hr carried out and (hr admission fee w ill hr laniarkahly low. There will hr nu reserved seals. Blutomonl of Freight Shipped over the M. P. R. U. In 1U77. Merchandise I 1.170.070 11.s I Lead iV.L's.'jnn " i I ’el ahirs I.otM.KHI" I I *n w drr tisn.nnn “ llarlev “l.7,i;tn" I'las Seed I 17" “ , W heal il.n.VJ.Tin “ , Oats l!,.'is;,-_'7n “ j (’urn 11,00(1“ Agrienll nral I nipl 1,077,700 “ I h eased Fork 1,--“J,7,“0 " Wind i:in,a:;n“ lin 11 rr '..50.000 " Slone and Itriek 0.71.1 to " H ides “OO.sTo “ (loop I7lies 1,775,;i00 “ Tow l.iso.nnn” Salt O.Osn Uhls Flour •J.OOI " Zinc (ire 0,0.74 Tons ; Coal -,.7.7:! “ Lm nher ;’,,!i70 M Cal lie .7,s:’,|l 1 lead Ilogs and Sheep 17,ns! A i.nr.m W. ('unit. Auditor. MARKET REPORTS ns in it iti 1.1 i \it Khi’iii: rii:. There has hern Imi I little change in in Ihe market s during Ihe past w eek : 1 I although the anioimt of produce i brought In market, was unite large. tin Thursday, February I llh were as I Col lows: j Hogs lis e, per cw t... . ?;!.'jiiin:i,:io Live Stork, “ •J.-J.7m “07 : steers, “ '.MMhn t.n.i Corn, pet hns., .'J.7m ,'js i ( t.lls, " . Kim . ' 7 I W heal, " 7o.ii .on I Parley. “ .“On ..‘1.7 U\e, " .to : Flax. ” 1.d.7 1 teans, “ 7.7 i 1.-J7 I’utal oes, “ .’.1.7 Turkeys, per Hi. dressed,. . . .o'ia.oS Chickens, “ “ .00 Hotter, “ Sin.l7 Fgi;s, pei do/., io Hides, “ .01 j Tallow , “ .07 Lard, " .on i Shorts, per ewt„ 1.g.7 I trail, " ,oi* , Flour, “ h s| “..on i.'...70 ! ll raham Flour, pel ew t., a.oo Hoekw heat Ihmr a.oo ( in mneal thulled),. 1.J.7 Salt, pel hid., t-’.O* Lime, " 1.00 l*r\-hoi! ■, pe; ton, LJ.OO i lllaek-jael , " M'.oo I lay. “ ..... ,7.00 e ,7.,70 I ,ead ore. I, ()■. 11, < 17.0 i Wood, per ( old 4.00 Lumber, ennmion leine, per M„ 17.si ■'c.iudeo Ha;;' J 1 ’ .‘.’7 non ' drv, ier•• ■; and 1.“7 , Wi od i, " ; .oo From Dodgeville. It may not be known to the public nevertheless it is true that Dodgeville, has a first-class cigar manufactory. Ray A Mnchlhanser, at ITideanx’s building, opposite Dodgeville Hotel, have been working very industriously for some time past, and have now on hand a stock of excellent cigars which they will sell to dealers on the most reasonable terms. The Temperance Alliance will hold their regular monthly meeting at the M. 10. ('hinch on Monday evening of next week. Superintendent Jones has been in town visiting the schools, spending considerable time in every depart ment. We don’t know what he I hinks of them on the whole: hut we have heard him express a favorable opinion of the “A” class at the Town Hall school. “Such students,” said he, should have a better building to st ndy in;” and we agreed with him; not he. cause he said so, hnt because we t bought so ourself. Mrs. Rogers, wifeof Matthew Rogers died at her home, in this village, on Wednesday of hist week. Her funer al took place on Thursday. The fu neral sermon was preached by Rev ('.Cook at the M. K. Church, on Sun day night. A few daj , after the death of Mrs. Rogers, another death took place that of Mrs. Cox, aged about *w years, wife of James Cos, of this place. She was buried on Mon day, of this week funeral services by Mr. Cook. A few days since, we we were shown some wagons in process of const ruction, at the shop of Faseoe A I fro., and as we were examining the ironing, and expressing a favorable opinion in regard to it, our attention was called to tin l wood-work and the excellent quality of the material used. "It is a pity to paint such timber," said the boss, and wc agreed with him. md because he said so, but be cause we are a good judge, of small matters ourself. * The following from the. Marshal* town, lowa, Statesman is very inter - csting, Imt, it isn’t at all applicable to one case. (Hi, no! “Why don’t you buy a power press. CookV" inquired several enthusiastic democrats, as we took our locked up pages of type through (he streets on a wheelbarrow to a steam printing press, owned by a rich printing him Why don’t we buy the Hoiirdiiiair House, Woodbury bh ek and the pub lic square? Why don’t we raise h lon tour dollars and a half? It is easy enough to do all these things provided we have Hu (laterals, hut at the present writing we havi* not mon ey enough to buy a cheese press. Print ing Democratic newspapers in lowa is like pedalling peanuts in a grave yard. The Courier Journal has I he follow ing to say about the I Set urn big Hoard: The ISeturning Hoard thieves are no doubt a little astonished,’ami per haps mortilled, at the indifTerenee of their ISepubliean friends to their ar rest. Hepnblicans of respectability, bower, art* beginning to realize that any defense of these scoundrels in a direct compromise of their own integ rity.and it is ditieull to see how the Administration at Washington has been led to put such rotten material to do the (I oyer n men t business in the New Orleans Custom-house. The ap pointments of Wells, Anderson and Cassanave were blots on the civil seryiee reform programme, for the President might as well have ap pointed tothese o Hi ccsany three of 1 he most desperate burglars to be found in a Stale penitentiary. The \ew York Sun is responsible for the following: "The Key. I>r. John Hall recently had the fraudulent President for a hearer, and yvas •‘cheered’’ to set* him behave in a decorous yvay. A good many years ago a President of the I idled States who had no taint < f fraud either in his tit c or his nature, entered a meet ing house after the sermon had begun. The minister was not a doctor of divinity, but a plain, ol l-fa.-hined Methodist preacher. He was holding forth on the terrors of hell that was rather a fovorite topic with Methodist preachers in those days when a min ister silting behind bin in the pulpit suddenly t witched Ids coat tail; "Hro ther, (leu, Jackson bas ; juM come in “den. Jackson!" shouted the preacher, “ Who is den. Jackson y If he doesn't repent and get religion, dod will send den. Jackson to hell as quick as He would a duinea nigger." Uhl Hickory stayed after meeting to shake hands yy ilh him, and they wete w arm Ira :bran di life. An Eloquent Tribute to the Mem ory of a Worthy Man. Prof. Chamberlain in Pis annual report of the Geological Survey of Wisconsin, thus speaks of the life and character of the late Moses Strong. “The lapse of a geological age is little to us save in the record it has left us. The infinitude of days are of little moment if they form a “Lost Interval.” The record is little to us save in its character. An eon of ages may have heaped up an immen sity of sands, hut if they have buried neither life nor treasure, it is 1 but a Barren Interval. The years that formed the coal, the ore and the life beds, however brief among the eras of the earth’s history, are more to us than all lost or barren intervals, however vast their cycles. tSo the eon of life. June 17, is Ml Aug. 1 s, 1577. Those are the limiting signs of human age. What is the record i The earlier years of Mr. .Strong's life, the period of fundamental intel lectual deposit and moral accretion, were spent where the basal strata of character are best laid, at home, ills early training and instruction wore largely received at hands of an intellectual father and a pious moth er, the combination which best ma tures thought and develops morals. To this was added something of the cosmopolitan culture of the public schools. In his thirteenth year In entered the French and English school then located at Hauls City, where ho acquired some knowledge of the versatile language of the French. A collegiate course, had, however, been selected as an import ant feature of his education, and in his fourteenth year Ids studies were turned spoeilicially in that direction under the tuition of Rev. Mr. Skin ner, then rector of the Episcopal Church at Mineral Point. The last few months of these preparatory studb-s were passed at Dclavan, in this State, whither Mr. .Skinner had removed, and some of the citizens of that place will recall the quiet man ner of the young student. Let it be noted that thus far, more than half the span of his life, ho had been chiolly under the quiet hut potent moulding power of parental and pas toral influence. Under these aus pices the predominant traits of his character woi formed and the most important pm t of his education ac complished, the educati m that looks toward manhood. But, though the home is wide enough for the boy, the world is none too broad foi the man, and Mr. .Strong now entered upon that wider culture which was to lit him for the still broader school of life. In Sep tember, 1 SOB, he was admitted to Vale Uollege, in whoso classic at mosphere he passed the succeeding four years. It was in our judgment a fortunate circumstance, in view of the fact that ho subsequently turned bis attention so largely to engineer ing and scientific studies, that so considerable an element of literary study entered into his course at this period. In the junior year of his college course, he selected the pro fession of mining engineer as his life pursuit, and during the remainder of his course his reading, outside of his class studies, was mainly such as was germane to his chosen profes sion. Immediately after his gradu ation he was afforded an opportunity to engage in practical civil engineer ing in connection with the survey of a railroad line along the Missssippi, between LaCrosse and W inona. This work, however, was cut short by sickness. In the full of the same year he re turned to New Haven, and spent tlie year in the Sheffield Scientific School in the study of natural sciences, higher mathematics, drawing, and kindred studies. In the pursuance of these studies he was much indebt ed to I’rof. Brush, of the chair of mineralogy and metallurgy, who had commenced his education in (Ger many, and by whom Mr. Strong’s desire to complete his own education in that country was stimulated to its consummation. Mr. Strong sailed for Germany in .Inly, Is'ls, and letnrned in the same month of tha year l x T<t. His first veer was spent in the mining school at Clausthal, in the Hart/, mountains; and the second at the celebrated school at Freyberg, in Saxony These two years uford.ed excellent facilities for the pursuit of his pro fessional studies, both, in the exten sive mires and ample labarutories. Soon alter his return from tier many, Mr. !Strong engaged in the practice of his profession, the sur vey of the extensive lead mines of Crawford, Mills A: Cos. at Hazel (treen, being Ids first engagement I’pou the eon pletion of tins he was entrusted by the linn with a limui••ial mission o N*-w V>’k. It was always the intension of Mr. Strong to pursue the work which he had planned for his life in the mines of the west, but his devotion to the home of his infancy and youth, and its domestic associations, were so great that he was reluctant to remove to so distant a field of labor, so long as be could be profitably engaged without disturbing the ties and af fections which bound him with such devotion to the scenes which had given so much pleasure to his earlier years. Deeming a practical acquantance with civil engineering, especially so far us relates to the location ami construction of railroads, a valuable accessory to bis profession, as min ing engineer, he became associated for varying periods, and in d'.tV. rent capacities, in the location of the Northern Pacific, the Wisconsin Central and several preliminary hues in the lead region. On the inauguration of the geolog ical survey in 1*7:;, (Jov. Washburn, upon tbe recommendation of the late Dr. I. A. Lapham, then chief geologist, commissioned Mr. ytroug as assistant state geologist. During the years IsTdand I*7 i ho was eu gaged chiefly in the examination of the lead region. In H7f) he extend ed his work, adjacent to the Missis sippi, as far north asTrempealeauCo The year l*7fi was chiefly devoted to the Copper-bearing series in the northwestern part of the State The history of Mr. Strong’s work during the past year, ami of its cal amitous close has already been given on a previous page. lie fell in the midst of his work, iu its active pros ecution. llis last notes were re corded but a few moments before they were submerged with him be neath the fatal rapids. The life passed away, hut its latest record remained. These last recordings are marked by blanks. The formation had been described, but spaces were left for the location, which was nut then determined. These blanks ma\ be filled, but he has left other blanks we may not fill, lie fell jiuahi/i;/ oj* the strann —in fact and in symbol— not floating down it. Jh Mood at (!u prow, pressing onward and up ward, with duty for his motive and truth for his aim. Of his investigations in connec tion with the survey, 1 need nut. speak. “Let his works praise him.’ In character he was modest and unassuming, and commanded respect rather by the merits be could not conceal than by any that were as sumed. llis quiet manner never revealed the executive strength which he possessed llis quiet self possession gave steady and effective direction to his activities, and stoo i as a bar alike to the abberationa of mental confusion, the elf ncsvmv of merely emotional enthusiasm, and the turbulence of illusive energy. Judiciousness in the application, rattier than the amount id energy displayed, characterized his efforts, llis retiring disposition excluded aggressive personal ambition, and his self-assertion was limited to that called forth in the discharge of his duties, llis personal advancement was due to inherent merit or the efforts of others, rather than to self zeal or assurance on his part. Candor and sincerity were emi nent traits of his character, and honesty of expression marked alike his life and his language, llis in tegrity was absolutely above ques tion. No bond but his honor was requisite for the security of what ever trust was reposed iu him. In attestation of Ins attractive personal traits, he enjoyed the warm friend ship of Ids associates, and, in an unusual degree,the estoemof the com munity in which he was so well known In harmony with his whole na ture, Mr. Strong’s religious views were of the practical rather than the emotional type, Conscientious ness in the fulfillment of every relationship of life was the funda mental stratum upon which was erected the temple of his faith. In outward recognition of Ids pursua sions. he became a member ami regular communicant of the Protest ant Episcopal Church. If he could have chosen the f rm of his departure, and could have so moulded it to best portray at ouoo the soul of Lis ethical and religious views, he could perhaps have chosen nothing more fitting than that which the hand of destiny selected for him, to die from the perils that en compass duty, to die for hi> friend. His domestic relations were most felicitous, Love given and received made Ids dwelling place a genial home. A kind father, a happy wife, and ivro lovely children, formed the hearth circle. Tin* household Pe nates always seemed to smile. That they ■'•••. non- broken and vi iled. i< tin ‘ad 1 -I thought of this sad -toi \.’