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Business Directory.
J. W. Taylor,
Attorney ind covnseior it Law. Linden
A. McArthur.
Attorney at Law, MtnerU Point, WU. Office
In ■onlU-woel corner of City Hull bn'ilding. 4T
Lanyon & Spousley,
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.
Briggs & Jenks.
Attorney t- ami Counsellors at Law,—
Dodgcvillc, Wisconsin. Office over Jones Jt
Owens' store.
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.
Charles Egan,
Physician anp surgeon. Highland, Wisconsin.
L'. S. lixum i.g surgeon lor Pensions, lor lowa
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.
J. W. Wassail,
Dentist, Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Office
over Oiindrv Jb Cray’s more. Nilros Oxide
Uas administered lor the painless extraction
of teeth.
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
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.
Rockford. Wlnabago Cos . i.l.
lowa County Democrat.
That's Un* Way tin* Citizens of
Minoral Point Voted for (ho
Domooratio Tiokol on
The Entire Democratic
Ticket Elected.
•I. M. Smilli Fleeted Mayor by
Om* Hundred and Forty-Five
Da. Van Di'si-:\ Eibtkii Si it.rin
tkxdknt ok Schools nv Two
llindrkd and Two Majority.
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
The following result is very
pleasing indeed:
Associate Justice —
Cothren 582-458
Cole, 79
Municipal Judge—
J. M. Smith 878-145
Win. Lanyon, 288
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
Supervisors —
Joseph Gnndrv, 820
No opposition.
Alderman —
H. Joseph, 197 —72
Janies Toay, 15J5
Justice of the Peace—
J. P. Tramel 170
No opposition.
Dr. J. H. Vivian. 280
No opposition.
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
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
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
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
Town of Kileii.
Tho following are names of the
officers elect of the town of Kdeu:
Supervisors —J. H. Johnson,
Chairman; Anton Wilhelm, John
(Jerk—John Fillhaoh.
Treasurer —Richard Manning.
Assessor —M. F. Doyle.
Justice of the Peace Daniel
Constable —Patrick Manning.
Town of Hodgeville.
The following officers were elected
in the town of Dodgeville:
Supervisors—Hon. Roht. Wilson,
Chairman; James Smith, Thotnus
(Jerk —Richard Arundal.
Treasurer—Robert ()wens.
Justices- Thos. Carkeek,Stephen
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
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. *
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
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
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
We may make further extracts
from Mr. MurrLh’s very thought
ful ami suggestive letter at another
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
NO. 34.

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