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VOL. XIII.
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.

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