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Business Directory. LAW YERS. J. W. Taylor, Attorn iv and counskiuk at Law, Linden Wit. A. McArthur, Attorney at Law, Mineral I’omt, W it. Office In south-west comer of City Hal I building. 47 Lanyon & Speusley, ATTORNEY? AND COINSKLLOKS. Office rOOSTIS oer the Post Office. Mineral Point. Wteconun. T. Scott Ansley, Attorney at Law Mineral Point. Wit, of fice, cart front room City Hall, Olfico in Dodgerlllc, in with Clerk ol Circuit Court. M. J. BRIUOB. ALDROJKNKS. Briggs & Jenks, Attorney? and Counsellors at Law,— Dodgtvillc, WUcoutm. Olfico over dome 4 Owens' tloro. MOSES M. STRONG. W. T. COAD. Strong & Ooad, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Olllca opposite the Court House over P. Allen A Co.'s store, Wilson & Mollhon, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Olllca in the City Dank, Mineral Point. Wit. 4i B. Tomes, Attorney at Law Highland. Wit. Collec tions promptly attended to. Olfico over Non dorf A Kruul's store. T. Patefleld, Attorney at Law, Hud General Insurance Agent. Olfico over Alton * Huso's store, Mifflin. Wis. ffl-t* O. O. Smith, Attorney at Law, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Office noai ijhe Post olfide Attend* to the general practice of Law in the Circuit Courts of the Stale ,and the County Court lu all Probate matters- xii-iltl Fll YSICIANS. J. B. Moffett, M. D. Physician and Surueon. Olfico lu Hear of his Drug Store,Minoral Point, Wisconsin. 18 Dr. W. H. Osborn, UoMKOfATiiie Physician and surgeon, Miner al Point, Wis, olllce one. door east of U. 8. Hotel. Charles Egan, Physician and Surgeon, Highland, Wisconsin. U. S. Examing Surgeon for Pensions, for lowa Eounly. _ Dr. Van Duaen, M. D. Physician and Subueon, will bold himself In readiness to answer all calls In bla profession. Olllce at bis re-ideace. cb-3 William Eastman, M. D. Physician and SonuioN. Olllce No. ICotd’i block, tup stairs) Cor. High and Chestnut its*, over Dellot’s store. Mineral Point, Wis. Dr. L. M. J. Leonard, Physician and Surgeon, Olllce and residence lu Mr, Shepard's house on Jerusalem street, nearly opposite Jerusalem Pump. Kntranco from High street between Presbyterian church and Shepard's marble shop. i . - 1 “ DENTIST. J. W. Wassail, Dentist. Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Office over Unndry A Gray’s store. Nitros Oxide Gas administered for the painless extraction of teeth. 3“. Dr. J. H. Wlngender’s DENTAL BOOMS. Successor to the lute Dr. J. . Coykendall. Oldest office In the county —established 1857. All operations preformed with care and skill and at reasonable rate*. Ctulthu Eatjtoarjt. Dr. O. W. Moffett, Graduate of the Ohio College of Dental Sur - aery, has opened new Dental Uooms over Usbarne's Jewelry Store. He solicits the pat ronage of the citizens of Mlueral Point and vicinity. I offer to give satisfaction in what ever niece of work is entrusted to my care. My Aotto Is to save all teeth uaaiblo. and nse (he lorceps only when mere 1s no other means available. Preserving the natural teeth a specaity DR UG GISTS. J. B, & O. R. Moffett, Have a large stock of Drugs, Chemicals, Fancy Toilet Goods, Cutlery, School Books, Stationery, Wall Paper, Paints, Oils, Glass. 4c. Uiveusa cal I and gut cheap bargains. Sign of Ihe Gulden Mortar. *1 HOTELS. City Hotel, Mark Terrill, proprietor. Mineral Point, Wis- Cuusia.Goud Wines 4 Liquors. Well furmshcu good Stables, and reasuuaoie charges, 50 Farmer's Hotel, A. McCl'Tcuin, proprietor. Opposite the depot, Arena, Wis. Good Stables and Cattle Yards attached to the premises. Eden Hotel, On corner of Mineral Point, Highland, Muscodt. Avora. Madison and Prairie du Chico roads, Eden, lowa Cos.. Vtls., Mike Scuutte, Prop. Avoca House, llenrt Leach, proprietor, Avoca, Wisconsin. Teams and drivers furnished to any part of rue country. Good Livery connected with the House Union Hotel, Kichard Manning pioprlelor, Eden. lowa County, Wis. First-class hotel accommodations a good barn: and a good stock of wines and liquor it the bar. 1-xtmf Globe Hotel, Nicholas Shillen. proprietor. Mineral Point Wis. This bouse has recently been enlarged and refitted thoughoat. and It now one of the very best hotels In Month- west Wisconsin. The hallo ing is now nearly twice ;ta former line and it capable of accommodating almost any number of guests. The proprietor will spare do pains to mate the “Globe Hotel" first-class In every respect. The best of wines, liquors end cigars constantly on hand. In connection with the hotel is a large Barn and attentive hustlers are always kept on band, Kememtser, Fool of High eel. Mineral Point, Wis. lowa County Democrat. Speech of Senator David Davis on tho Army Appropmtion Dili. Mu, Pkksidext: Tho cauous is an important factor in American poli tics and both tho groat political parties id’ tho country employ its agency. This is done on tho theory that party action is most easily per fected by this method. 1 do not complain of tho mode adopted to, roach results, but as 1 have boon for many years viewing public af fair's from an independent stand point. it does not help mo to divide any question that may come before the Senate. Although usually pre ferring to give a silent vote, 1 can not sutler this measure to be passed on without saying something on the subject. The heat that has been manifested on the occasion of this debate, has surprised me, if anything can surprise me in poli tics. A stranger unaccustomed to our mode of debate would suppose that the union was in danger, and that the old questions, passions, prejudices and purposes, which it had been thought were laid aside forever, were again revived, and this too, fourteen yearn after the rebellion was conquered, and when there is no complaint from any quarter that the federal compact presses too hard on one section at the expense of another, and when the federal government is obeyed throughout the South. There does not seem to be the least ground for the excitement and bitterness that have characterized the discussion in Congress at this session, and 1 should be amazed that the record of all parties proves that majorities invariably commit legislative wrongs and the minorities invari ably protest againt them. If it were true, as charged, that the success of one of the great parties of the country means revo lution and ruin to constitutional liberty, of what value would be tin' securities of the the government, or indeed, any other species of prop erty ? In the nature of things, if a revolution was impending or there was any danger apprehended to free government or popular lib erty the government would not be able to sell bonds at four per cent, interest, nor the stock market main tain its present high rale. This charge, Mr. President, is mere fic tion, and has no foundation to rest on, but it produces infinite mis chief and tends to demoralize the country and every material interest in it, alarms the thoughtless and timid, unsettles business and values, and produces a state of unrest in every community. It may succeed in winning elections, but it cannot restore prosperity'. That great ob ject can never be accomplished through a continuance of sectional strife and the violence that accom panies it, nor do 1 believe the people are in a mood for this kind of politics. They have had more than three years of harsh expe rience, ami they want to find some mode of relief from their present suffering and impovrished condi tion, and they will honor the states man who contributes to the stock of knowledge on this subject, rather than the political leader who will not let the past alone. 1 have no personal concern, Mr. President in the rise and fall of parties, but 1 am "deeply solicitous that the affairs of government shall be so administered that labor seek ing employment can obtain it; that all industrial pursuits will be suit ably rewarded, and encouragement given to the people, north and south to work out of their present embarrassments. We are one people of the same blood, and with the same destiny, and unity of feeling is essential to lift us out of the mire and to help us on the road to pros • perity. The different parts of our | common country are so intimately connected in trade and commerce! MINERAL POINT. WIS., FRIDAY, MAY 2,1879. that, as a general rule, whatever in juriously a fleets one part, has a corresponding effect upon the other. It is. Mr. President, in my judg ment, the imperative duty of the hour, instead of turning the atten tion of the people baek into history, with its animosities, to direel it to the troubled business interests of the eountry. and the way to relieve them. With the past buried, and discussions on living issues, the people would soon regain confi dence. which is essential in any plan for relieving the present hard times. It may be that such a course would atVeel the fortunes of parties, tor both parties in congress on any question of practical legislation fall to pieces, but it would have the most beneficial etl'eet upon the fortunes of the eountry. Without intend ing to reflect upon the patriotism of either party, it does appear to me that the speeches on the pending bill do not represent the wishes or the opinions of the masses of Un people of either section. Experience has taught them that legitimate business principles, which lead to wealth and social happiness require a cessation from agitation on past subjects, and that sound policy dic tates the cultivation of peace and gooil will between the sections. The country, Mr. President, cannot be prosperous so long as the old con flict between the north and the south is used at each recurring pres idential election, as an instrumen tality of party success, and the statesman who shall rise equal to the occasion and put it a rest will receive the gratitude of a suffering people. The bill before us is for the sup port of the army for the ensuing fiscal year. It is attacked because the sixth section alters two pro visions of the Revised Statutes. * * * * The sixth section of the appro priation bill proposes to strike from both sections the words “or to keep the peace at the polls,’’and nothing more, so that the army cannot be used hereafter for that purpose. As an abstrat proposition can there be any objection to this? Ought the army to be used at the polls when there hits been profound peace for more than a decade? I tot's anyone believe that such a law would ever have received the ap proval of an American Congress if it had been brought forward in a time of pence? It was passed when a formidable civil war was in progress, taxing to the utmost the resources of the country. In the opinion of the patriots of that day the state of feeling in certain parts of the country was of such a char acter as to endanger peaceful elec tions while the war lasted unless a military force was kept in readi ness for any outbreak of popular commotion. This was the convic tion that prompted the legisla ture, but 1 venture to say no one of the eminent men who voted for it intended or expected (hat it would remain a part of the permanent law of the land. They were too well read in the lessons of history and the traditions of the Anglo-Saxon race to believe that a free people, would tolerate, except in great emergencies like a war waged for the mail tenancc of the union, the interference of the military in civic concerns. And they were men of principle and did not wish it to be otherwise. It is no new thing in time of peace to repeal a law passed in time of war. Indeed, no wise statesman will hesitate to d< it if the law be unsuitable to the ( hang ed condition of things. It is a part of the very nature of every man of our race to rebel against anything which interferes with the freedom of elections, and the days of the republic are numbered if the people ever consent to place the ballot-box under the protection of bayonets. Hut Mr. President, this consent will never be attained until they have forgotten the principles of constitutional liberty, and the pre cedents set by the commons of England. Dan it be possible that, a priueiple of eouuuou law, the right of the people to have an eltv tion free from the presence of troops, dear to Englishmen one hundred years ago. is not equally dear to their deseendeut-s at the present day? Mr. President, it will require some one now living to write aeeurately (he history of these times, for the future historian will be slow to believe (bat there was any basis on whieh to rest such an inquin in the congress of the Fnited States during the latter pan of the nine teenth eeutuvy. why the law ot'lSlio should not be alien'd in the manner proposed by this bill. It is said that Mr. Lincoln signed it and the inference is that it would reflect on liis memory to eliange it. To say the least 1 his is a pretty strong pie sumption from such a predicate. No man loved Mr. Lincoln better or honors his memory more than I do. nor had anyone greater oppor tunities to learn (he constitution of his mind and character and bis habits of thought, lie was large hearted, wiser than those associated with him, full of sympathy for struggling humanity without malice, with charity for erring men, loving his whole country with a deep devotion and intensly anxious to save it. Believing as Ido that he was raised up by Providence for the great crisis of the war of the rebellion, 1 have equal belief, had he lived, we would have been spared much of tho strife of these latter days and that we now would be on the high road to prosperity. Such a man, hating all forms of oppression and deeply im bued with the principle that induced the men of 1770 to resist the stamp (ax would never have willingly intrusted power to anyone, unless the war was tlagrant, to send troops to oversee an election. Why, then 1 repeat, should not the proposed measure pass? Thera is ik) rebellion, nor any threatened, nor any domestic uproar any where. The union is cemented by (lie blood that was shed in defense of its in tegrity. The laws are obeyed north and south, east and west, and our only real differences relate to the administration of the internal alliiirs of ihc government. By the consti tution of the human mind there will of necessity be diverse opinions among the people as to the best way to manage these internal affairs, ami congress meets periodically to legislate for the people and to rep resent their views on the questions dividing them. But surely these differences, he they great or small, afford no justification for a depar ture from any of the principles that undeilie republican government. If tiny do, the charter of our lil*r ties will soon be frittered away. Tlie charge that this is “revolution ary legislation” lias no force, it might be called a partisan device. Congress has power under the con stitution to raise and equip armies and the house of representitives holds the purse-strings. In the pending army bill nothing is pro posed but to strike out a single eliusi, forbidding the presence of troops at the polls. In no respect isthe authority of the president to ulswer a call or repel invasion or suppress insurrection in any way abridged. The amendment is ger nune to the bill, and is simply a condition as to the use of the army, which the jieople’s representatives lave a perfect right to imjswe. It is iit in any proper sense general legis lation, and if it was, the statute-lssks ai- full of precedents that the friends olthe present measure might cite gainst their opjionents. Whether tie clause in question ought to Ikj npeah and is a fair subject for diseim cuwion, but the form of presenting ii is not liable to just criticism. I JenwnaUy, I should have preferred I to vote on tlio proposition as an imit'iH'iuU’nl. lull, luvauso the prac tioo of both parties of legislating on appropriation bills is ntoiv to bo houomi in tlio broach than in tho observance, If this course hail boon pursue;!, it is probable the whole debate would have boon loss aori tnonious, and (lie excitement which followed it could never have been worked up to so high a pitch. It has been alleged that there is an attempt to coerce the executive in this bill. Certainly none ap pears on tho surface, and he is let! entirely free to exorcise his own judgment, if it should be sent to him in the present or in a modified form. To assume that ho will ap prove or will veto it, or to introduce him in any wtv into tins debate, is a departure from wise usage. The president's sphere of action is de fined by the constitution, and any attempt to intluonee legislation by suggestions of what he may or may not do is an obtrusive deserving rebuke. It will be time enough to criticise the act of the president when he shall have exercised his constitutional right, and any dis cussion of his supposed course before then is wholly out of place in tins body. Let ns hope, Mr, [’resident, when this bill hits passed from our hands, that the angry debate which has attended it will operate as electricity does in puri fying the atmosphere, and (hat we will all come togethei bettor dis bosed to give to (he country what has been given to party, in a united effort to provide relief for the pre vailing distress in every pursuit of life. From Dodger I lie. Chief Engineer Baldwin, *f the narrow gauge is in town (his week looking up railroad business. M. .). Briggs is in Madison at tending to eases in the Supreme Court. F. A. Hill, representing T. 11. Brown Si Cos. of Milwaukee, manu facturers of Saldees Eclipse, is in town. Max Coldman, agent of (he Little Joker Washing Machine is at the Commercial House, and will remain until after court. The following are the principal transfers of real estate on record in the Register of Deeds office, (his county, since April 15th : Frauds Martel I and others, to John I’career, (he property known as the Martell Mill property, consideration, #2..i00, April 15th. John C. Thomas to Richard Smith, the >4 of nwfl, town r> range I; an acres, consideration (Moo, April 15. John .1. Ross to Joseph Unndry, a large amount of real estate; consider ation #11,500, April is, Matthew (loninerfoThos. S, Powell the sw , of sefpsec. 5, town 4. range<l; containing 40 acres; consideration #soo, April to. (J. Kurty to Win. P. Peters, nwfj of sw f, of sw’,4 of n w ‘.j, sec 10, town H, range 2, containing so acres; consider ation #*oo. Phillips James, Henry James, Mary J. Janies, his w ife, I'riah Janies and Mary James, his wife, to Edward James, the real estate of John Janies deceased; consideration #.V<on, April ID. Joseph Nlenlierto Bridget Kent, the Wisconsin House property of High land; consideration #l,ooo, April 22. Michael Conway to it. Harker, sw'.j of iiw 1 .,, and nw.'a of hw,' 4 ' of set; 12, town 5, range 4; consideration #240, April 22. James McMullen to Matthew Mon* van, the ne.tf of nw l f, see 12, town 7, range 1,40 acres; consideration #2OO, April 21. James A. Platt to Morgan J. Wil liams and C. Jones, the w of swtf. sts* 05, town n, range ;t, h<> ju res; con sideration #1,20G, April 24. Thomas M. rtlc to Hiram Frank lin. the nw.<4 of se *4, see 27, tow n H, range 2, containing 40 acres; consnler allon #250, April 22. Richard It. Evans to liiclmrd Coil sens, house ami lot on Main street, I lodge vllle; consideration #l,lOO, Api 11 22. John Jackson to Elam Sylvester, house and lot on Church street, Min eral Point; #1,500, April 22. Frank Marks to William Klnaier, stone building on Main street, High land ; consideration #1.200. Miss J/misa Juengst started for Chicago to reside, Thursday the 24. H. A. Thonqwon, the renown ocu list of Chicago, Ills, is at the United : States Hotel, where he can bo con sulted in regarded to all diseases of the eye. Ho will remain four WlH’ks. The cellar walls of Matthew Rogers’ new building aro eoinplotod mid the contractors jwo putting on the first tloor. J. V. Rogers, the grocery man is cleaning and painting. Sam, Vincent who has been clerk ing for J. V. Kegel's, is pivjiaring to go west to accept a situation is his brother iu-laws store. I'OUOKVII I K M.VUKI IN. Corn per bushel 25 Data per bushel IS Potatoes per bushel 50 tiny per ton 5.00 Flour per hundred pounds 2.50 Salt per barrel 2 10 Beef per pound “(• S Butter per pound 15 Eggs per do/eu 7 land per pound 7 Hides, given | From Arena. file vote id' (In' good people of Arena on election day brought of ficial wages down to hard pan, and ( the lower strata of the bed rook, as (bllows: The chairman and super visor each receive one dollar a day for actual service, and must furnish their own teams and conveyance, feed (ham, board themselvea, and pay for their own whisky. The Clerk must do everything that ap pertains to the olllce of town clerk, for seventy-live dollars for the whole year. The Assessor must assess all the real estate, personal property, yearling calves and whining dogs for the same amount, seventy-live dollars. The Collector will receive one per cent, until January 15th, after that date the lawful percent age. And (his town is not a granger town either. We notice that (I resinger Si Be imy have just got into operation a wood and iron steam turning lathe at their wagon shop, on Church street. Mr. I). 11. Williams, one of our lumbermen, is creeling a com moti ons dwelling on Maple street. Our enterprising tin and hard ware dealer, M. D. J. Davis, is push ing Dirt trade far beyond the limits of our village custom. His success in the nimble profit line. Mr. Davis employs from 12 to Hi men manufacturing tinware. Andy McCutehen, who was ser iously hurt by falling down a Might of stairs a day or two after election, is still in bud, and at times very low, but it is now believed that he will recover. Rev. A. Pinkerton of this village, and Rev. Hpuroli of Mill Creek, ex changed pulpits on last Sunday. Rev. David Jones of this village is still a great snlferer from Some disease akin to the gravel, and it is believed that a recovery is next to impossible. Quite an excitement has prevail ed since election over the contest “for" ami “against” liquor license, which eliminated on Friday last by the action of the Isiard in favor of granting tho license. Tho partic ulars arc us follows: At the “peo ple’s caucus" a Imard was put in nomination, whom it was known were in favor of granting a license if left to their own judgement, and the point was at once noticed by the no-license party that if they voted for the nominees, they were virtually voting to legalize tho sale of intoxicating liquors, whereupon Wm. E. Howe, the nominee for Chairman, that if at tho coming election the majority of tho js*oplo voted for no license, and ho were elected, that ho would not grant any. This was satisfactory to tho no license party, who then gave all their influence for Rowe Cos. and ran no opposition ticket, ami elect ing the ticket by almost u unani mous vote of the town. NO. 38.