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Business Directory. LA II YENS. J. W. Taylor, Attorney ind covnseior it Law. Linden Wi. A. McArthur. Attorney at Law, MtnerU Point, WU. Office In ■onlU-woel corner of City Hull bn'ilding. 4T Lanyon & Spousley, ATTORNEYS ASH COUNSELLOR*. Office room* orerthe Poet Offi.-v, Mineral Point. Wisconsin. T. Scott Ansloy, Attorney at Law Mineral Point. Wis, of fice. east front room City Hall. Office in Uotßjeville, in with Clerk ol Circuit Court. 31, J. BRIGGS, AI.DUO JKNKS*. Briggs & Jenks. Attorney t- ami Counsellors at Law,— Dodgcvillc, Wisconsin. Office over Jones Jt Owens' store. MOSEf M. STRONG. W. T. CO AIL Strong & Goad, Attorneys ami Counsellors at Law. Office opposite the Court House ovei P. Allen & Co.'s store, 4 * Wilson & Mcllhon. Attorneys and Coi'NsEi.i.or.s at Law, Office In the City Hunk, Mineral uoinl. i\is. 41 B. lovues, , Attorney at Law lliuUlnml. Wis. Collec lions promptly aimm ,tiiu. Office 1 over Non rtorf A; Kreui's store. T. Patoflold, Attorney at 1 aw, anil Oeneral Insurance \~, nl office over Alton A lluseV store, ih 111 in. Wis. *>* O. C. Smith, Attorne . at Law, Do.lnevllle, Wisconsin. Office neat J Post Ulliile AHeinls to the ueneral pta . (tt ol Law in t.ie C ircuil J oitrls ol the Stale , ,mU the County Court in all 1 to hale matters- mi-siu rn yswians. J. B. Moffett, M. D. Physician anu Surgeon, office in Hear of his Drm: Store,Mineral Point, W isconsin, U Dr. W. H. Osborn, lloMEorATiiic Physician and surgeon. Miner al Pi'ini, W is,;olllcc one door east ol I s. Hotel. Charles Egan, Physician anp surgeon. Highland, Wisconsin. L'. S. lixum i.g surgeon lor Pensions, lor lowa Bounty. Dr. Van Dusou, M. D. Physician asp Surgeon, will hold himself in readiness to answer ail calls in his profession. Office at his reidesce. ch-3^ William Eastman, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Office No. ICoad's block. Hip stairs) Cor. tligb. ami Chestnut sis., over Delict's store. Mineral Point. Wis. Dr. L. M. J. Leonard, Physician and Surgeon, office and residence in Air, Shepard's house on Jerusalem street, nearly opposite Jerusalem Pump- Lntrance from High sired between Presbyterian church and Shepard's marble shop. DENTIST. J. W. Wassail, Dentist, Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Office over Oiindrv Jb Cray’s more. Nilros Oxide Uas administered lor the painless extraction of teeth. DR UG GISTS. J, B, & C. R. Moliott, Have a large slock ol Drugs, Chemicals, Fancy Toilet Ooods, Cutlery, School books, Stationery, Wall Paper,'Paints, Oils, Glass, &c. (iivrusa cal laud gel cheap bargains. Sign of the Uolden Mortar. al HOTELS. City Hotel, Mark Terrill. proprietor, Mineral Point,Wis consin. Good Wines ,t Liquors. Well furnished good Suhles. and rvasonaule charges. 5b Farmer’s Hotel, A. MoCktciiin, proprietor. Opposite the depot, Arena, Wis. Good Stables and Cattle Yards attached to the premises. Eden Hotel, On corner of Mineral Point. Highland, Muscoda. Avoca, Madison and Prairie du Chlcu roads, Kdeu, lowa Cos., Wis., Mike Scuutte, Prop. Avoca House, Henry Lkauu, proprietor, Avoca. Wisconsin. Teams and drivers furnished to any part of tne country. Good Livery connected with the House Union Hotel, Richard Manning proprietor, Eden. lowa County, Wis. First-class hotel accommodations a good barn; and a good slock of wuiesund liquor at the bar. i-xintf Washington Hotel, J. C. McKee, proprietor. Mineral Point, Wis, The besi of wines and liquors kept constantly at the Bar. There is a large vani in connection with Hie hotel, and attentive hostlers are always on hand. Globe Hotel, Nicholas Suillen, proprietor. Mineral Point Wis. This house has recently been enlarged and refitted thougbout. and is now one of the very best hotels in South w est Wisconsin. The build ing is now nearly twice its former size and is capable of accommodating almost any number of suesis. The proprietor will spare no pains to make the "Globe Hotel" first-class In every respect. The best of wines, liquors and cigars constantly on hand. In connection with the hotel is a large Barn and attentive bottlers arc •Iways kept on hand. Remember. Foul of High reel. Mineral Point. Wis. A Barnes’ Foot Power Cl Machinery. /Thirteen different machines with which builders.cabinet VMakers, wagon makers and Jobbers In miscellaneous /v W B work can compete as to /■ Quality and Price with steam power manufacturing; ■lso Ameteurs' supplies, saw Wades, fancy woods End designs. Say where yon read Ihlt mod send for catalogue and prices. W. F, A JOUN BARNES, Rockford. Wlnabago Cos . i.l. lowa County Democrat. That's Un* Way tin* Citizens of Minoral Point Voted for (ho Domooratio Tiokol on Tuesday. A SOLID ‘TILTV HILL" A SOLID •• BLOODY SECOND." The Entire Democratic Ticket Elected. M VJORITIES RANHIN(i FROM TWO TO TWO IH'NDRED AND TWO. •I. M. Smilli Fleeted Mayor by Om* Hundred and Forty-Five Majority. Da. Van Di'si-:\ Eibtkii Si it.rin tkxdknt ok Schools nv Two llindrkd and Two Majority. 11. JOSEPH ELICITED ALDER MAN IN THE FIRST WARD P.Y A MAJORITY OF SEVENTY-TWO. A LAKHE VOTE AND A (JFIKT ELECTION. IOWA CO I’NT Y GIVES A MAJORITY OF NEARLY TWO THOUSAND FOR GOTH REN. TOWN ELECTIONS. Tin* ticket put in the field hy the Democrats on Tuesday was the Lest ever presented to the voters of Mineral Point. While nearly every one 'felt confident of the success of the ticket, the most sanguine did not look for tin* large; majority which was given it. The entire ticket was elected, and the Democ racy of the city was well rewarded for acting on (rue democratic prin ciples and selecting excellent men as candidates for the several city offices. The following result is very pleasing indeed: Associate Justice — Cothren 582-458 Cole, 79 Municipal Judge— J. M. Smith 878-145 Win. Lanyon, 288 Treasurer— Niek. Schmidt, 835—(13 Thos. Mankey 272 Assessor — Geo. Priestley, 82(1 —87 J. W. Dennett 289 Superintendent of City Schools— Dr. 11. Van Dusen, 408-202 P. Allen, Sr., 20(1 FIRST WARD. Supervisors — Joseph Gnndrv, 820 No opposition. Alderman — H. Joseph, 197 —72 Janies Toay, 15J5 Justice of the Peace— J. P. Tramel 170 No opposition. SECOND WARD. Supervisor— Dr. J. H. Vivian. 280 No opposition. Alderman— Samuel Jenkin, 141—2 Richard Weame, 189 Alderman—hi fill vacancy — John Tides 142—5 John Dawe, 187 Justice of the Peace— Samuel Thomas, 161—38 J. B. Reynolds 123 Constable — A. C. Anslev, 161—39 John Daniels, 122 I MINERAL POINT, WIB.. FRIDAY, APRIL I. 1879. Town of Mineral Point. In (In' town of Mineral Point two tickets wort* in the'fu'ld —tlio pop ular Republican ticket ami ti People's Tiokot composed ihietly of Donuvvats, Tho people's tiokot oamo olf viotorious, all its eandi- Jatos. savo ono, being olootoJ. Tho following aro tho nanus of tho otlieers elect: Supervisors—Jas. Weber. Chair man: Jas, Hishon. Jmlson Ueards loy. Treasurer —John t’arpenter. Assossor—C. J. Braokou. Justioosof tho IVaoo Win. D. Hughes. Joseph Bonnott. Constahlos John Hughes Jim. J< aslvn. Town of Highland. Tho oloot ion in Highland ro-ml to<l as follows: Associato Justiiv M, M. i oilmen 888 255 Orsannis Colo 28 Supervisor- Patriok (Irani. Jim. Topp, (lulliok \mlorsou. No op })osition. 'fronstiror J, ‘linos George 157 9 B. 11. Kronh I IS Janios Dolan 185 Assist tr Robert Wall 820 200 W. 11. Kotino 120 K. It. (i.Kßlsoll 8 Town Clork - J. F. (iraoo 207 98 Thomas Hand 109 J. I‘. t'holvin (id Charlos Olderking 55 Justioos of tho IVaoo John Hoi'il 217 .1. P. Cholvin, 212 P. S. Smith 195 Charlos Ohlerking 100 Thomas Hand 19,8 < Vnstahlos- E vasliis ! .aMotto 881 Malt, (’halo 278 Patriok MoCnrmiok 18.8 Joseph Davitl 225 Town of Ridgeway. Cothron’s majority was 144. Tho following town olhoors woro elected in Ridgeway on Tuesday: Supervisors A. K. Arndoson. I ml., Chairman; Honiard Staging, Deni.; John F. Strutt, Hop. Town Clerk Thos. K. Ryan, Deni., Mnj. 75. Assessor D. 11. Junes, 1 )*i ll .. Maj. 141. Treasurer —Tlios.W. Short, Deni., Maj. 28. Justioos —R, ('.Williams, Deni.; J. E. Jones, Hop. Constables Matt. Lynch, Dom.; Wm, J. Evans, Ind. The ( boon hack its withdrew their ticket on tlio morning of olootion day. Town of Kileii. Tho following are names of the officers elect of the town of Kdeu: Supervisors —J. H. Johnson, Chairman; Anton Wilhelm, John Jacobson. (Jerk—John Fillhaoh. Treasurer —Richard Manning. Assessor —M. F. Doyle. Justice of the Peace Daniel Zimmer. Constable —Patrick Manning. Town of Hodgeville. The following officers were elected in the town of Dodgeville: Supervisors—Hon. Roht. Wilson, Chairman; James Smith, Thotnus Davis. (Jerk —Richard Arundal. Treasurer—Robert ()wens. Justices- Thos. Carkeek,Stephen Northey. Constables —(’has. Pcngelly,Thos. Bailey, ( Jhin. Bilkey. Town of Mifflin. Judge Cothren had (X) majority. The following are the town officers elected for the ensuing year: Supervisors—J.W. Rewey, Chair man; P. T. Stevens, Kd. K. Wil liams. Clerk —TANARUS, Patefihl. Treasusercr —J. 15. I fuse. Assessor —James Hird. Justices of the Peace —Morris T. James, Ed. Critchley. Constables —J. 0. Cushman, Peter Jones. * MUTATIONAL The Compulsory Kduoatlou 1-an. After long and earnest discussion by the friends of education, and at 1 a time when interest in the subject < appeared to have somewhat sub-! sided, the Legislature has quietly passed a law compelling the ednea-| tion of all the children in the State. | The prominent features of the law are as follows: All children between the ages of seven and and fifteen yea is are required to at tend some public or private school at h ast twelve weeks in each year. Kxeeptions are made, however, in east' of those whose health, as certified by a physician's state ment, forbids such attendance: (hose whose services are neeeessary for support of indigent parents or brothers or sisters: those who are furnished equal educational advan tages at home: those w ho -hall have learned all that the district schools usually teach, and those who live a! a distance of two miles or more from tin' school. Parents who fail to comply with the provisions of this law are liable to a fine of live to ten dollars for the first olleiiee, and ten to twenty dollars for every subsequent oll'ein e. It is made the duly of (he direc tors in each. s bool district, and the president of the board t f education in ea it city to prosecute all ollend ers. and these ollieers are liable to a liiu for neglect of this duly. The law is to take elicet Sept. 1, 1 S7*d. These provisions are certain ly lenient enough for any law that claims to he compulsory; and the modes of evasions are numerous and simple. The good citizen needs no sin h law to prompt him to his duly; and die had one, it is to be feared, will jjeqnhv greater stringen cy in the law before lie yields it a ready obedience, lint there is a plain duty for all in regard to (his as well as all laws, that is to aid in its vigor and execution so long as it Cemains on the statute books. If time shall demonstrate that it is defective oi injurious, the people’s remedy lies in amendment or re peal, and not in evasion. As to the right of the Legislature to enact a law of this kind, or its eonsisteney with republican insti tutions, points always brought out when ever this la v has been under discussion, there is less ground for opposition than is frequently thought. Not even the freest gov ernment is bound to premit the ex istence of evils which threaten its own dissolution. On the contrary, whatever imperils free government, that government lias the best of all reasons for suppressing. And pop ular ignorance is the most formid able of all (lie foe*' that threaten popular government. Nor has the parent any rights that are para mount to tin rights of the Stale in this respect It is very didieult to perceive whit right inheres in one citizen to defeat the measures adop ted for seeming universal education by withholding his children from the schools,that does not inhere in another citizen to withhold Ids property fmn the support of those schools Vet this latter right is no where recognized either by the citi zens or (heir Jiws. Mr. A. ('. Watkins formerly County Superintendent of (his county, now editor of the Sioux City Tribune, in the last number of his piper says “The settlers of our northwestern prairh-s seem to bring with them a love for the common school and a conviction tliat it is an essential institution in a commu nity, as doejsseated as was the love for their religon and the determi nation to etjoy it untrammelled, which the Pigrims brought to Ply mouth Hock. The immigtant to the northwest suffer* every privation, but he does not suspend or curtail a liberal eon tribution to the puDlii" school. The sentiment which inspires this action is the best proof that could he offered of the ultimate prosperity of the naturally rich section in question. The sentiment j that yields a hearty support under | adverse circumstances to common j schools is sure to have intelligence and enterprise and thrift for its companions. And then in (mb the well supported well pra lionized common school is sure to perpetu ate those qualities. These are important eonsidera lions for the thousands in the east who will tin- spring choose (heir future homes somewhere in the west." The Tornado of l'*7‘v. I'a Stille (ii'ologisl, Re\. John Mnrrish having had his attention called to tin article recently pub lished in tlu'se columns, tonehing "The Tornado of 1878" writes to a friend in this eit\ as follows, M\ Dim; Sue Your favor of the 15th hist, is received, also a copy of the lowa Comity Democrat, In reading the article on the (iivl page treating on the Tornado of last Summer, I paused with considerable interest on the reference to a sop postal relation between the origin, and course of the phenomena, and the supposed mineral hells of that region. The same idea occurred (o me at the time of a similar occur re nee at Hazel tireen a few years ago under very similar eireum stances. Now, it may he true, a- Prof. Daniells says, that there is no reason to suppose that, the atmos pheric conditions giving rise to (he storm originated tit the point where the storm in its fury started. Nevertheless there may be some reason, at least, to suppose that a storm having its origin in atmos pheric conditions, may, when com ing in contact- with terrestrial con ditions, such as magnetic or electro magnetic currents in the earth’s crust, In' so intensified as to lie changed from an ordinary thunder storm hi a tornado. Certainly no thoughtful man, that is, a man who is accustomed to observe natural phenomena, to weigh and classify facts, audio refer them to their laws can be satisfied for a moment, with the theory that (he phenomena of (he tornado can lie explained by currents of wind having their origin in atmospheric conditions alone. Such is the nature, and effect of this force upon objects in its pathway, that I could almost us soon with, superstition, refer it to demoniac influence; or with dogmatic theol ogy to divine displeasure, ns to any force of wind having its origin in ordinary atmospheric conditions. And yet this strange phenomena must have a cause somewhere; not certainly in the supernatural, but in the natural; lienee it is the duty of man and the woJk of science to look it up. I have no theory, at present, to offer upon this question, hut feel it to he a part of my life-work, as it is yours, to observe carefully the facts in our possession; to weigh ami arrange them in the order that nature sug gests, ami form them into theory when truth will admit of it. In the study of these strange phenomena, two elements come in to play, which belong respectively the domain of sense, and the domain of thought. In the (iyst it is our duty to olwerve carefully, ami to record the facts. In the second place it is our work to ar range and classify those facts in their natural order, so that wo can refer them safely to the principles, or laws that underlies them as their cause.” We may make further extracts from Mr. MurrLh’s very thought ful ami suggestive letter at another time. A Black Karlh Suicide, Madison IViueerat. In Sunday mornhv'.s iVmoerat a brief item spoke of (ho accidental shooting of a young man named Isley, in tho town of Blank Karlh. It now appears that tho young man committal suicide. Tho fol lowing facts an' received (nun our Black Karlh correspondent: Saturday morning about IPSO o'clock a messenger came riding in to town w ith all lln' speed his horse could muster, and halting at Justice Burnett's otliee informed him that his services were wanted to hold an inquest over the hody of a voting man b\ (In' name of John I,Joy. who lanl been in the employ of a farmer b\ the name of Roberts, living about three miles and a half from the village. Mr, Burnett summoned deputy Sheri If Mills, and they, together with si\ more men for jurors, and (lie \ illage physician, started for the scene of death. After going through (he necessary pro eeedings, they decided that the said John Islet had committed suicide; but the cause of his doing so could not then be discovered. The body was lying on its back, with limbs in a cramped position, and a gun just as il had fallen 'Vom his hand alter il had been discharged the stock resting in the fork of a small tree and the nnizzel on the ground. 1( seems Isley had been out (o a parly and did not get home till ‘2 o'clock Saturday morning The report is that while at the party he had some little dispute or quarrel with a young lady upon whom hr was wailing, and was beard to make (he threat that he would then shoot himself. The next morning he went out to do his milking, before breakfast, as usual, When that was finished he went to the house and asked for a gun, saying he had heard a partridge out in (lie woods, about I ill een rods from the house, and he would go out and shoot it; and in a few minutes more the re port of the gun was heard, hut nothing was thought of it then. When il was time for break fast, and he laid not yet eome, Mr. Roberts thought best to go out ami look him up; so going in the direction whenee (he report came, (bund him as de seribed above. It appears that lie bad placed the stock of the gun ill the fork of a tree and, taking (he barrel in one hand, and a stick lie bud broken from the tree, in the other, placed the muzzle close to his breast, pushing aside a vest and Mouse, put the stick against tho trigger and o(f went the gun, the whole charge entering his heart, or so near that it caused instant death. He was about 21 years of age. Stalwart Ineonsisleney. Kankakee Time*. We l i ki• to hcc- fair play, even be tween parties who oppose uh. While representative Blackburn, of Kentucky, wan a candidate, recently for Speaker of the lower lioumc of CongreHH, the republican paper* Hiiarled at him viciously for having been a “confederate brigadier” in the late unpleasantnes*. tint them 1 same paper* had nothing to nay when the rebel general .1. it. I*Jlig- Htreet wu* confirmed by the late republic an Senate, a* post-muster at (iaine*ville, (ia. ' and they didn’t yell worth a cent when old “(lucrrilla” Mcmby wu* confirmed by that Maine Senate a* consul to Hong Kong; neither did they think uf it to inquire of themselve* any thing al*ut the record of I’ohUiiu*- terdieneral Key, now in Mr. Haye*’ cabinet, while he was in the confed erate Kervice. They *eem to have no knowledge eoncerning Mr. Haye*’ 1,580 “confederate” appoint ecu, Home of whom occupy conspicu ou* positions; but poor Blackburn wo* mode tin! scapegoat for them all. NO. 34.