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Business Directory. LA WYEKS. ~ J. W. Taylor, Attorney and Covsskiob at Law, Linden, ! Wiconsin. A. McArthur, Attorney at Law, Mineral Point. Wis. Oll'ce I in south-west corner of City Hall building. 4T Lanyon & Spensley. Attorney* and Counsellors. Office rooms over the Post Office, Mineral Point. Wisconsin. T. Scott Ausley, Attorney at Law Mineral Point. Wis, of fice, east front room City Mail. Office in Dodgetllle, lu with Clerk of Circuit Court. M. J. UHIUOS, ALDROJENKS. Briggs & Jenks. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law,— Dodgaville, Wisconsin. Olfieo over Jones & Owens' store. MOSES Jl. BTRONO. W. T. COAl). Strong & Goad, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Office opposite the Court House over P. Allen A Co.'s store, <7 Wilson & Mcllhon, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Otfico In theClty Hank, Mineral Point. Wis. 44 B. Ternos, Attorney at Law, Highland. Wis. Collec tions promptly attended to. Office over Non dorf A Kreul’s store. T. Patoflold, Attorney at Law, and General Insurance Agent. Office over Alton A Huso's store. Mifflin. Wis. *d-H O. C. Smith, Attorney at Law, Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Office near (he Post Otfide Attends to the general practice of Law in Ihe Circuit Courts of the Slate , ami the Comity Court in all Probate matters- .\ii-41lf PH YSICIANs. J. B. Moffott. M. D. Physician and Suroeon. office in Hear of Ins Drug Store,Mineral Point, VV iscousiu. 13 R. Oosens, Physician, Suroeon, anuOci uhst, llodge vllle, Wfsconslii. Mrs. A. P. Coaens. Physician, and Accoucheur. Dodgevillo, W iscousiu. Dr. W. H. Osborn, Homeopathic Physician and suroeon. Miner al Point, Wis, office one door east of V. S. Hotel. Charles Egan, M. D. Physician and suroeon, Highland, Wisconsin. U. S. Kiamlng surgeon for Pensions, for lowa county. Dr. Van Duseu, M. D. Physician and Suroeon, will hold himself lu readiness to answer all calls lu his profession. Office at tils residence. rh-3 William Eastman, M. D. Physician and Suroeon. Office No. ICoad'e block, (up stairs) Cor. High and Chestnut sis., over Heller’s store, Mineral Poiut. Wis. Dr. li. M. J. Leonard, Physician and Surgeon, office and residence in Mr. Shepard's house on Jerusalem street, nearly opposite Jerusalem Pump. Entrance from High street be.ween Presbyterian church and Shepard’s marble shop. Dr. H. P. Mix. Homeopathic Physician, Highland, Wis., will give prompt attention to calls in village or country, office in rooms formerly occupied by Ur. Cosins. DENTIST. J. W. Wassail, Dentist. Miners! Point, Wisconsin. Office over (inndrv A GrayV store. Nitros Oxide Gas administered for the painless extraction of teeth. ' lO , Dr. J. H. Wingondor s DENTAL ROOMS. Successor to the late Hr. J. It, Coyketidall. oldest office In the county —established 1537. All operations preformed with cuic and skill and at reasonable rates. •Dcutcbn *at)Saar?t. Dr. O. \\. Moffett, Graduate of the Ohio College of Dental Sur jrcry, bM opened new i)cntal llooin* over Oebarue'i* Jewelry Store. He solicits the pat ronage of the citlzena of Mineral I’olnt and vicinity. I offer to give pallifactlon in what ever piece of work l entrusted to my care. My motto la to pave all teeth . oesibl<>. and ni>e the forceps only when there la no other means available, I’retvrviug the natural teeth a specialty. No chargee for consultation. He spec Unify, C. W. MOFF E T V . DR UGGISTS. J. B. & C. R. Moffett, Have a large stock of Drugs, Chemicals, Fancy Toilet Goods, Cutlery, School Books, Stationery, Wall Paper, Paints, Oils, Glass. Ac. Give us a ca and got cheap bargains. Sign of the Golden Mortar. 41 HOTELS . City Hotel, Mark Terrill, proprietor, Mineral Point,Wis consin. (food Wines A Liquors. Well furnished, good Stables, and reasouaolc charges. 50 Farmer’s Hotel, A. McCutciiin, proprietor. Opposite the depot. Arena, Wis. Good Stables and Cattle Yards attached to the premises. Eden Hotel, On corner of Mineral Point, Highland. Mnscoda, Avoca, Madison and Prairie du Chlea roads, Eden, lowa Cos.. Wis., Mike Scbctte, Prop, Avoca House, Henry Leach, proprietor, Aroca. Wisconsin. Teams and drivers furnished to any part of tne conntry. Good Livery coinected with the bouse. Globe Hotel. Nicholas Suillen, proprietor. Mineral Point Wis, Hhn house has recently been enlarged and refitted tboughout. and Is now one of the very best hotels in South-west Wisconsin. The build ing is now nearly twice Us former size and Is capable of accommodating almost any number of guests. The proprietor will spare no pains to Bake tbs ‘-Giobe Hotel'' first-class in erery respect. Tbe best of wines, liquors and cigars eonlanUy on hand. lu connection with the hotel is a large Barn and attcnllrc hostlers are a ways krp' on hand. Kcmcmber, Fool o( High treet. Mineral Point. Wis. lowa County Democrat. y WM. T. HENRY, BANKER, Mineral Point, - - Wiconsln. | Organlced a. ISfil. Transacts a general banking business. Agent for Homk Firk Insuranck Company, Of New York Agent for Williams \ Urtoxs Ste.vmei:>. MONEY TO LOAN To drst-class men. on good real estate. Slf MRS. KISSELL, At the old stand of H i Clauer, keeps a rtrst class GROCERY STORE, RESTAURANT AND BOARDING HOUSE. Warm meals or any kind of refreshments served up on short notice. Fresh Bread and Cakes for sale. Unrivalled lee Cream, Soda Water and Lemonade. First-class accommodations for Day and Week Boarders. When hungry or thirty call at Mrs. KlmoH's, opposite Pul ford's drug store. High street. 8S P.VINTINti : PAINTINti : WIEHENFELLER & SON, House, Sign and. Carriage Painters, Shop over Treweck's blacksmith shop, High street, - Mineral Point, Wis. Alt work executed In a first-class manner, and at reasonable rates. Dry Goods! Groceries! joiin Tan von, Dealer in Groceries, Dry Goods, DRESS GOODS, lints amt ('ape, Hoots and Shoos, Commerce Slree , Mineral I’olnr, WU. I Invite the attention of the public to my full afock Of goods. I can sell goods ns cheap as any other dealer In the city. My stock Is full and complete in every particular. Uivo me a call. I guarantee satisfaction. I!UTTER AND EUUS Taken In exchange for goods. 1 will pay the highest market price for farm produce. 12-31 JOHN LANYO.N. LUMBER YARD! .1 AMES HUTCHISON, DBA Is HR IN Li m her, Lath, Shingles, Err., Err., Sash, Doors, Blinds. Cedar Posts, Aid all material usually loand In a lareo lumber yard. The attend' n of buyers is called to our prices and the quality of our stock, i'ff" Scales In front and In rear of office. Summer oi' 1870, EATING HOUSE! By ]). BROWN. I would respectfully announce that I am pre pared to supply the public with first-class re freshment* at reasonable prices. SODA WATER, ICE CREAM, LEMONADE, Of the first-quality. FRESH BREAD, PIES, CAKES, ETC. Always on band. Also a good stock of GROCERIES, GLASSWARE, CROCKERY, ETC. Betxcalxr ibe [lacc, at the stand of the old i City Bakery. 41 D. BROWN. MINERAL POINT, AVIS., FRIDAY. JUNE 20, 1879. Mineral Point High School.— Unulnaliiig Exercises. The public schools of the city closed for the Summer vauition, on Friday hist. The closing exercises of the High School were very inter esting. and atVordcd an opportunity to judge of the progress made hy the pupils during the year. The showing is most satisfactory indeed. The schools, under the charge of Mr. Terry, are taking front rank among the High Schools of the State. There were but two pupils in the graduating class, owing to sickness ami other causes, and a number of other pupils were called upon to take part in the exercises, which consisted of essays, orations, reci tations and music. Our space will only admit of a report of the Prin cipal' - address and a short review of the productions of the two grad uates. miss NKCOI i I ns's essay. The subject of Miss Ncoollius’s essav was, “The Ktleets of Kiuula tion." After a critical examination of the signification of the term, emulation, and a comparison with tl i relative terms, competition and rivalry, the writer dwelt upon the proper, and the improper use of this principle as a motive, con demning the selfishness that too often accompanies it, thus fostering in those who are actuated hy it the worst of passions. " C ompetition often makes ene mies of persons who were once warm friends. For example; two persons are competing for the same prize; but one receives it; and the other, failing of his object and feel ing revengful for what he supposes to be a great wrong to himself, be comes the sworn enemy of (he suc cessful competitor. It is not to 1 e inferred from the above that this is always the case, for any one posses sing a good share of common sense would not feel thus if his opponent deserved (he prize. Nature has bestowed greater abilities on some of her children than she has on others. She has given them greater mental powers, and greater strength to pursue an object and obtain suc cess. This is one reason why some persons have succeeded so admi rably, while others, in attempting to do the same, work, have utterly failed. It is well that these powers are not distributed alike to all per sons, othewise more rivalry would then exist than now does. Wash ington and Wellington were great generals. Nature bestowed upon them bountiful gifts by which they were enohled to wield (heir powers over vast dominions, and thus achieve much success and ap plause.” Among the members of the dif ferent classes in school the effects of this motive are strongly mani fested; and the instances in which it fails to secure for (he student valuable results. if not indeed all indeed that is aimed at, are attributable to attendant lack of energy or phlegmatic tempermeiit. To this principle may he attribu ted many of the performances and exploits of the greatest characters of history. Warriors, scholars and poets have shown the effec ts of its power. ‘‘Julius (V.-ar i- said to have* been “ the foremost man of tin* world." Asa gene ral he is said to have had no equal, a,- a statesman the highest rank is conceded to him, as an orator he is compared to Cicero, and as a writer he sur passes Xenophon. Najsileon js sessed unsurpassed military talent. .Before his defeat at Waterloo, almost every victory was his. The old world was kept in a constant state of confusion and dread, simply becausf he outgeneraled the other military commanders of his time. His greatest aim was to gain glory and fame fur himself by making others suffer. The con stant desire of Alexander the Great was to make conquests and acquire dominion, and heeauee ho could conquer no more worlds ho wi pt.” " Emulation is not the highest motive for exertion. We should put aw.iy all dreams of superiority, unless we are determined to search after knowledge as men search after the Irddeu treasures concealed in the rmlit. Uni we should always aim to have truthfulness, industry, moral eon rage ami a priceless repu tation. If we possess these and unite them with energy, we carry with \is great power. Among the many eases of failure in life, none is more frequent than a weakness of the will, indicated by it lack of persistence. We should use good sense in judg ing of what wo tire lit for. We should aspire after those tilings which we are capable of doing. Wc should never let misfortune overwhelm ns. If a spider break his weh w ill he not mend it over and over again ? And should not we show as much determination as a common insect ? We can learn a useful lesson from it which w ill en able us to go on in life and make a smeess of till our undertakings.” JAMES GOl nsWOUTIIA S OH VTION. Mr. .lames (ioldsworthy spoke of the “ Relations of the Public School to Ihe State. \i this young gentle man is a teacher of some experi ence, the theme chosen was a most natural and proper one, and betokened the interest felt by the speaker in his vocation. A brief ret 'aspect of the year's work in the I!i|'h School was followed by a relleetion on the false conceptions held by pupils, and only too often by parents, in regard to (he objects for finch the State nut-horir.es the establishment of schools. ‘‘The State in providing for tin maintenance of public schools ex pects, and not only, expects hut demuuds in return, something more than (hat her future citizens shall he fitted for a mere under standing of the ordinary business of life. She expects the farmer to know more than just when to plant potatoes and sow grain, and the mechanics to understand some thing beyond the limits of his trade.'’ The condition of the public schools of any government is a fair idex to the degree of civilization it has attained. A high degree of ellieieiiey requires a strong public interest, and hearty parental co operation. “ If parents would make it apart of their business to understand school workings, teachers would not be so often blamed because they could not change children who had no good home training into models of perfection. Many defects, such as irregular attendance and poorly prepared lessons, could he remedied hy a little exertion on the part of parents. If pupils could not so easily obtain the per mission of parents to remain away from school, the average attendance of almost every school in the State would have a better showing. And everyone can see that with better attendance the scholarship will he proportionately improved.*’ “ No one can plead that it is not his duty to do all in his power fur the benefit of the schools. Every member of the present generation is in duty hound to do all in his jwer for the generation hi follow. Whatever work the State may under take for the benefit of hei citizens should receive the aid of every individual in the Ssate; and iKi one who has any of the higher qualities will fail to use his influ ence for the public good.” Society's ls*st benefits are con ferred by intelligence rather than wealth. The unsatisfactory condi tion of many of the schools is duo to the fact that too many people underestimate the former,and over estimate thej latter. “ They do not know enough of Ilf' to cc tluit the men who exert an intlueuec over a 1 whole country arc tho men of in telligonee. They .io not read enough history to know that the persons whose names have been j handed down for years and cen turies past, and arc still mentioned with respect and esteem, were not noted for their stores of gold; hut for the good they have accomplish ed for others,” The oration closed with brief I valedictories, in which the speaker sail! the parting words for his class to teachers, school otheers, and associates. riiv ei!iN< linn's vnnuKss. I'he Principal in conferring the diplomas spoke in substance as fol lows : Acting by authority of the board of Kdncation it becomes my privi lege to present yon these diplomas. It is a pleasure to bear (his testi mony to \ our character and deport ment as students. It is a pleasure to testify to the uniform zeal and industry that you have manifested throughout your course. No scheme for tiie improvement of the school has ever been devised that has not received the cordial support of this class. Hut the pleasure which is felt in according to you this well deserv cd commendation, is attended by a shade of sadness; for we re member that your presence and your inlluenee will be lost to ns hereafter; that, your places in the school must be tiled by others. Ami now, convened as we an 1 fur llu> last time in (he character of pupils ami teacher, wliat lesson is ilmiv of paramount importance vet to be taught ? Kallier, wliat lesson of all those we have learned is it tilting to reiterate on an invasion like this; for it would huvn been a mistake to have postponed impor tant lessons to this hour. Of the many thoughts that present them selves as deserving to he impressed upon you at this time, hut two or three ean he advaneed. First, it should he home in mind that the course of study that you have com pleted is designed to make students and not scholars. It has served its highest purpose if it has inspired within you the desire ami the pur pose to obtain a better culture. Von have hut crossed the threshold ot the grand temple wherein are stored the treasures of science and literature. The drudgery reijusite for higher achievements is mostly over. As you make further explo rations among the stores of hidden wealth in that temple, rich re wards will attend you at every step. You already know* something of (he pleasure which attends intel lectual conquests. bet it he yolll' aim to enhance this pleasure by new eoliqlie-t: every day. Again, tlu* possession of mental aeqiii -sitiuiiH avails litlh* t tin* pos se sor, uti<i nothing to those urou<l him, unless 11 -y are tuned to good use by a strong will aetuutiHl hy right mutivn*. Knowledge is not power, till the will of him who lim it make., it sin h. Right motives are not iilway found in eompuny with high intellectual endowments. It is a general rule that moral culture keeps pace with intellectual, hut one that has many exceptions. History fnmirhe- in the ease of l/rd Jiaeon one of the most mel ancholy of thee. A man of keen est and most vigorous inteleel, one to whom science of this time refers, and to whom the science of all future time will continue to refer as a pioneer, and yet one capable of prostituting all those superb intel lectual gifts to the barest usi* for personal agrandisemenf Upon the motive that governs the use of your attainments will it dejs-nd whether they shall be a blessing or a curse to yourselves and those around you. I/*t it Is; your aim to vidicatc your claim to a high moral as well as intellectual culture by sulrordi* tutting selfish purposes to the hgh cr interests of society. NO. 15. From Dodger! He. Robert F Owens is having a col lar dug on his lot on lowa street preparatory to building a very line residence of brick, SO \SO two stories high. When completed it will be one of the Uncut residences in town. There is considerable building and repairing in buildings going on in (his village at the present time. Mr. .ban's who bought the tine m>- ideuce of .lames Peters, has built and addition, and put blinds ver andas. Ac., on the house, and built a fence of stone and iron. Thomas dohns has raised his residence one story, which greatly improves its appearance. .loci Whitman is raising his buid ing opposite the taunt House and digging a celler underneath. Matthew Rogers' new stone build ing is raising rapidly, it has the finest front of any building in town. John I .ewes and Tom bee, have improved the appearance of their buildings on lowa street, by anew coat 01 paint. \t a meeting of the stock holders of the construction company, to built! (he I>. A' T. narrow gunge K. R. (he following committee was ap pointed to inspect the route of the road ami lo inquire into the avail!- bility of the aid. Frour Hodgeville tit Argyll', Dr. Cutler and James Huberts, from Argyll’ to stall' lint’, Drvilli 1 Strong ami Joel Whitman, Crum (ho stale lino to Freeport, Jos o|ih Henuetts inul M. ,1. Hriggs. W. 11. Jones of Him* Mounds lost, his only ohiltl, n littlo girl, by that tlroailoil disease tlijithoria, Friday ovoning last. Ilohorl I’oseoo was umrrioil Sat urday, (ho 1 Ith, to Miss Kli/.a llos- Uins, by Thomas Carkeek, ,1. I'. On Saturday somo sneak thrives ontorod Ihirkos butohor shop, and abstracted about AO pounds of san sago. This is the second timo Jus shop has boon brokon upon and sansagos stolon. Dr. Davis has boon building an additon to his rosidouoo on Division slroot. Joseph Dnvey has a ohild sick with diphtheria. I!. 11. MeCulllsler and lawyer Coo, of Avoid, wore in town the Kith on business. Sheri If Hlaoknoy and Win. Sands, started for Madison Tuesday the 17th, having in charge an insane woman from Adamsvillo. M. Mrl’Vrran, the gentlemanly agent of D. Appleton A Cos., the publishers of A pploton’s Cyclopedia, has gone to the State Capital for tt short visit. I>:nild Jones and M. Honor, of Highland, laid homo dispute Mon day lli'' Kith, ahonl tin* amount of damage Homo caUlo belonging to the formor had dono tho crops of tln> laltor, which ended in a little unpleasantness last ween Danin) Jones and his Hon, and M. Doner, the two former throwing rocks at the latter. When he (M. Doner) brought a shot gun on the scone which Daniel Junes took from him, when Doner catching up a rock, struck Jones in the face. Both parties are used up considerably, hut nothing serious. But Attorney Ansley has gono out there to-day (the 17th) to get at the facts of tho matter. A large number of the citizens of this village attended the picnic at llidgeway, Tuesday the 17th. The exhibition of tho Dodgeville Gym nastic Cluh on the grounds was good, and a general good time en joyed hy all who attended. The Dodgeville Temple of Honor holds a picnic six miles north-west of this village on tho 20th. Attention is called to the cards of Dr. and Mr. Dr. Cosen in this is sue. The Dr. has only resided in this village a short time, but is in charge of number of chronic cases, besides may others. Wo understand that the Dr. has taken a special course in diseases of the eye and ear.