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ne of the most widely-known and highly .(teemed of Methodist ministers. Mr. BearlOd yi " I am Imjnrosaod that It la a doty i owe to tboM afflicted with Kheuniatixm or NeiiraL Kia, to ay that a remedy ho* he*m discovered that in iimeed a marvelous nucceaa. My (ton waa preaUy amicted wlth Rheumatism, and suffered bo severely that, at ttmeo, he was obliged to have morphine in dltion be rliscoveml a remedy which effected imme •dlpermanent cure. He uaa alnce fur nished It to many others with the same result. I have xurTilli?<l it to a number of turnona suffering wlth Ithetimatiurn, and the reeult ban been Immediate relief, and a permanent cure. A mon* others, I Kve it KL Uev L m - pautor of theOoonre Bt. M. K. Cihurcn. >ew Haven,Conn.,who waaeufferinirKreatly with this terrible di*eae. | will tfve yoiThiH owh words a* written to my nan. within* him to publish the fact for the benefit ol others Bufferiujr with the mtinn dhieafle. ” What Jlr. C’orbk .Sajm “ New Haven, Julv 34. 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For tlie Campaign of 1884. The Democrat. THE IOWA COI NTV DEMOCRAT 1m puMluhed I at Mineral J'uiiit on Friday of each week. In primary object i.s to furniuh itri readers with full iiikl reliable report* of ail happenings in lowa ami adjoining counties, ami to dlriOUHri mailer of general interest. Its publishers pro pose* that it shall not he fee com I to any news paper published in this Heetion of the state. All i Kerens fug subscription list testifies to the laet that Us efforts loive the public a live local and Keneial newspaper are appreciated. A dlstltigDisliiiiK feature of The Democrat is Ibe advocacy of TAHITI*' SCIIOUTI. It believes that the greatest possible freedom ol trade ns well as beiiiff right ami Just is best lor the Infer* sis of the whole country, and to that end the duties on imports ought to be cut down to the lowest point at which they can he maintained and *till niisc a sullicient share of I In* revenue to enable the government to meet all legitimate expenses. Tim Democrat is published in a nine-column folio form, and is clearly printed on good paper. Ito m new luces of type. The subscription price is Sl.;0 per year in advance. Or will be sent to new subscribers II si 1 1. Arc Kit the Campaign ion Fifty Cents. Hubseribe, or call and get sample copy. CRAWFORD A RRO., Publishers. June J. I SHI. New Stock. Latest Styles. ,1. V. ITRI EDEN, DKAI.KR IN First-Class Boots and Shoes! li t the he ,l and most complete stock in the city. Is s.de uj'enl in tills city for the justly eele- * brand “ KINO COM iRESH" (Racine) shoe, and u great variety of superior mu kes. I make a specially of -and Custom Work! and warrant a fit or not sale. All * I>• I * t of hoots and shuns constantly on hand ami at the low* si living prices. Come ami see me mid be convinced. v 1 J. I*. FKIEDKN. A FEW HINTS for the use of —To move the bow -H V et* <j*'ntty % * to 4 nils; /. P thorouyhly, 4 to C nils, /'rjHticHce trill decide the $ j-i < ju r i.\ at in each case, <’oiißlipatloiiy or iVstlvcness, no i .ii. !y i.i so Uectlvo as Am u’s Pills. i.. y iiiHino regular dally action, and ro i the how. Is I* * a healthy condition. Iml Igenl bm, or Dyspepsia, AVLli’s P' i.i i.o invaluable, and a pure euro. Hear( born, l.o>o) of Appetite, Foul macli, FI at uleiu y, Dizziness, Head* hr. Numbness, Nausea, arc all relieved .and ..red by A VKU’S PILLS. i.i I.lvor Complaint, Pillows Disorders, : ed Jaundice, Aylk’S Pills should ho \ is b ilosea large enough to excite the llvt i and bowels, and remove constipation. A • a eh* medicine in the Spring, those P'l is are m - -pulled. Worms, caused by a morbid condition of I . • bowels, urn expelled by these PILLS. 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The fastest selling book in America. lin mouse profits to Agents. All in uUigont people want it. Any one can become aMb eessfnl agent. Terms free. llailktt Hook Cos . Portland. Maine. LEGAL NOTICES. state of Wisconsin —County Court for lowa Countv—ln I'robatc. Notice i hereby given that at a special term of iho lima County Court, to be held In and lOvcuT county, at tic’- Court House,iu the village „f Hodgevillc, iu su’d county, on the Sth day of .tulv A. I>. ISM. being the *l. Tuesday of said mouth, at 11 o’clock m the forenoon ot 'aid day. j the following matters will be heard and con- The application of Isaac Comfort. James Hicks and Fredrick Shaffer Executors of be estate" of l'n\id Morrison, lato of said county, deceased, to! the examination and allowance of their administration aacount. and the assignment o' the residue of said estate to such persons ns ar- In law entitled to Hie same. \ud it is further ordered, that public notice thereof be given to all persons interested by pub li'hme a copy of Unsolder for three weeks suc cesstvcly. prior to said day of hearing, in The low i County Hemocrat, a weekly newspaper pub- Hsbcd in said county. Br order of Uie Court: John i. j<inks. Judge, Hated, IVdgeville, Wls., June Sd, ISS4 4Jw4 SOWS TO CRKPITOHS. state of Wisconsin, lowa County Court— m. —ln Probate. In the matter of the last will aud testament ot William Gotthardt. deceased, letters ot administration with will annexed on Uie estate ot William Gotthardt, deceased, having been issued to Mary Gotthardt. H is ordered that six months from aud after this date be, and are hereby allowed, for the creditors of said William Goltbardt deceased to present their claims for examination and allowance. . , . . , Ordered further, that the claims and demands of all nersou* agmiusi said deceased be received, and examined and adjusted by this court at regular terms thereof, to be held at the Court House, in the village of Hodgeville. in said county, oa the first Tuesdays of December ISB4. aud January A. H. ISS,"., and that notice therof be given by publication of tills order for four weeks successively iu Uie lowa County Democrat a weekly newspaper published at the City of Mineral Point iu said county. By the Court. . , JOHN TANARUS, JONES. County Judge. Dated Hodgevillc, Wis., June 3d USH. “THE CURREMT"s 5 aS£S? 1 5 ups.nl. .l IWI Hit SrtlUx.l wrlm lUnauMMsMwn. THE DEMOCRAT. Mineral Point, Friday, June 13 1884. Qeo. Crawford. Kobt. M. Crawford, EDITORS AND PROPRIETORS. The Exposition building is being re-arranged for holding the demo cratic national convention. The hall will be enlarged so as to hold twenty thousand people. The Tribune of this city after dilligent search has found a few re publican newspapers that support Blaine Logan, and publishes comments therefrom; but the lead ing republican newspapers of the country are conspicuous by their ab sence from the Tribune’s list. The Milwaukee Daily Journal the day after the nominations were made obtained the views of prominent citizens of that city in regard to the presidential ticket. Judge Mallory said: “The ticket can be beaten with proper nominations on the part of the democrats.” James G. Jenkins: “It is-a black Friday ticket.” John Johnston: “ I think tiic noisy men down there beat the thinking men. and I believe, for this reason that the conservative element of the country, the business men, will beat Blaine.” The republican party of this state is reforming itself fiotn within with a vengeance, and Boss Keyes is coining to the front once more. At the Chicago convention last week the Boss was himself again. He was made chairman of the Wis consin delegation, and his fine work was called into play to assist in securing the nomination of Blaine. The small fry politicians of the re publican party will do well to have a care how they make faces at the Boss hereafter. The house committee on civil service reform have made an ad verse report on the bill to repeal the civil service act. The report was unanimous, and the committee declare that after diligent investi gation of the workings of the com mission they can most heartily rec ommend it, and that great gyod has been accomplished by it in many directions. Civil service re formers have indeed cause for con gratulation; when their experiment i.s proving a success in spite of the opposition of the selfish politicians at the heads of departments. REPUBLICAN LOGIC. The republican national platform declares: “In the administration of President Arthur wi* recoKiii/* a wise, conservative, ami patriotic policy, under which the country has been blessed with remarkable prosperity; ami we believe bis eminent services are entitled to and will receive the hearty approval of every citizen. M “Therefore,” the republican party nominated James G. Blaine, and respectfully invited President Arthur to step down and out. The re publican party leaders must surely have exalted opinions of the in telligence of the American people, to believe that the}’ can be de ceived by such humbuggery. The republican convention at Chi cago nominated for president James ti. Blaine, of Maine, and for vice president John A. Logan, of Illinois. It is amusing to listen to some of the Blaine men tell how popular the “Plumed Knight” and the “ Black Eagle ” arc and to read some of the Blaine journals in regard to “ the glorious work of the national republican convention and the pent up enthusiasm of ten years bursting forth and sweeping the ocean to ocean, while five million republi cans join in the jubilee,” etc. If the work of the convention is so glorious and the enthusiasm is so boundless with the five million re publians, why have so many leading republican papers refused to support the “ Plumed Knight ” and the “ Black Eagle ?” A reader of any of the following journals will be slow to believe that the republicans of the country consider the action of the national convention glorious work: New York Times, Hearld, Staats Zeitung, Evening Post, Com mercial Advertiser, Mail and Ex press, Truth, Telegram, Puck, Har per's Weekly, Indendent, Brooklyn Union, Rochester Herald, Post, Ex press, Albany Express, Bulfalo Ex press, News, Philadelphia Times, Boston Herald, Advertiser, Tran script, Worcester Spy, Gazette, Springfield Republican, Reading (PaA Eagle, Flushing (L. I.) News, and “ others too numerous to men tion.” The Philadelphia Times, which until the nomination of Blaine was one of the leading independent re publican journals of the country, has the following to say in reference to the “ Plumed Knight”: •■The republican party is dying at the top. There is no decay about Blaiue. Every broken down railroad; every speculative scheme, all kituts of dash and enterprise want to see him elected, * • * Blaiue is a fit embodiment ot his party. He has its degeneracy, licentiousness, reckless progressivaess and desire for spoils. Scandal does not hurt him." If “the hilltops blaze with camp tires ami cannons are belching forth thunders of gladness from the val ley,” over the republican nomina tions, then what is the matter with the leading republicans of the coun try who refuse to support the author of the Mulligan letters? The Democrat is perfectly satisfied with the enthusiasm which the nomination of Blaine and I.ogan meets with. It bodes no ill to the nominees of the democratic conven tion which meets in Chicago iu J uly. REASONS FOR OPPOSING BLAINE. Below will be found some perti nent reasons given by the New York Poet for opposing the nomination of James G. Blaine as the republican candidate for president. The article is well worthy of perusal. While it gives in concise form and unequiv ocal language the case against Mr. Blaine it cannot be termed a railing accusation. The very high standing and conservative tendencies of The Post ought to give the article con siderable weight with independent voters. It says: A correspondent, whose letter we print in another column, desires some explanation of what he considers the slighting or hostile refer ence to Mr. James G. Blaine which so frequent ly appear in the Evening Post, and which be suspects must be, in some degree at least, the product of private malice. We think he is entitled, as are our readers generally, to some such explanation, and we shall proceed to make it cheerfully, starting, however, with the assertion that no editor or any other person connected with the Evening Post in any capacity has, to our knowledge, had any difference, quarrel or controversy with Mr. Blaine, or has ever received any injury from him whatever or bears him any personal grudge. Whenever he is discussed in these columns lie is discussed either as the holder of an office, or as a candidate for a public office. Nor do we make any reference to his private affairs except when those affairs have or appear to have a direct and important re lation to his character and claims as a public man. In fact, all our comments on him and his doings are due to the fact that we consider his reappearance as a caudidate for the highest office in the Government, or any other, as an audacious proceeding, which can only be accounted for by supposing him to have an extraordinary and unwarrantable confidence in the popular forgetfuinescs. It is the duty of all those who do not wish to see the Republican party burdened during the canvass next summer with the hopeless task of white w ashing Mr. Blaine, to set forth briefly, now that his boom has become so lively, the charges which be will have to answer before he can be elected to the Presidency. It would be lamentable indeed, and certainly disastrous, if the task prescribed for Republican journalists by the Convention should be not the discussion of great questions of public policy, like the tariff, or the civil service, or the railroads, or Uie cur rency, but laborious examination of Mr. James G. lilaiue’s railroad transactions. We mean, as far as we are concerned, to avoid this if we can, by taking up his railroad transactions now, before the bustle and excitement of the canvass / begins. The first of these charges is that in the spring session of Congress in JBC9 a bill was before the house of Representatives which sought to renew a land grant to the Little Rock and Fort Smith railroad of Arkansas, in which some of Mr. Blaine's friends were interested; that an attempt to defeat it by an amendment was made, and was on the point of being successful and Us promoters were in despair; at this juncture; Mr. Blaiue, being then Speaker of the House, sent a message to General Logan to make the point of order tl at the amendment was not germane to the purposes of the bill; that this point of order was accordingly raised and promptly sustained by Mr. Blaiue as speaker, and the bill was in this manner saved; that Mr. Blaine wrote at once to the promoters calling attention to the service he had rendered them, and finally alter some negotiations, secured from them, as his reward for it, his appointment as agent of the bonds of the road, on commission in Maine, and received a number of such bonds ns -his percentage; that the leading features of this transaction appeared in two letters of tils afterward made public, dated respectively June ■J9 and October 4, 181.9. Second, that he asserted at first on the floor of the house with a view to covering up this affair, that the Little Rock and Fort Smith Road “de rived its life, and franchise, and value wholly from the State,” aud not from Congress; w hereas the evidence subsequently taken by the Con gressional committee disclosed the fact that the road derived the value ou which these bonds were based from the act of congress of which Mr. Blaine secured the passage, in the manner above described in 1569; that he asserted on the floor of the house that the bonds he received “ were bought by him at precisely the same rate ns others paid,” whereas the evidence showed that the bonds came to him ns com missions on sales, w hich he secured the oppor tunity of making through his aid given to the work in emigres-, and that he solicited this agency, basing his request ou the aid so given, and that he paid nothing whatever for the bonds, the consideration being his ruling as Speaker and his subsequent efforts to sell them. What he did with these bonds—seventy-live in number—is uncertain; but strong, though not conclusive, evidence was produced to show that they were taken off his hands at a good price by the Union Pacilic Railroad (through the instrumentality of one Caldwell,) which then also was in trouble. The investigation on this point was never pushed home owing to the sudden illness, which overtook Mr. Blaiue in 1870. Third, Hint Mr. Blaine in 1870 made an offer, as appeared by his own letters, to one of his railroad friends, Mr. Warner Fisher, of Boston, to sell him a half of one twenty-fourth in the Northern Pacific railroad, immediately after Jay Cooke's contract “had been perfected, and the national legislation had been ob tained,” lie having, lie said, come into control of this interest by a strange revolution of circumstances;” that the amount of stock which this would represent, he said, would he 5425.000, and the number of acres of land “nearly 275,000." " The chance,” he said, “ was a very rare one; he couldn’t touch it,” but he offered it to Mr. Fisher for $25,000; and Mr. Fisher a ‘cepted it, and paid the money, hut for some unexplained reason the stock was never de livered, and Mr. Blaine subsequently returned the amount. This transaction was a very pe culiar one for the following reasons. It appears from acts of congress relating to the road, none of which are of older date than July 2, 1861, that the authorized stock was $100,(XX>,000; with a land grant estimated by the commissioners of public lands at 47,000,0C0 acres, or 74,423 square miles. The line of the road was 2,000 miles long; and at the time of Blaine's letter to Fisher, It was, he says, being built on bonds at $25,000 a mile, which have made a bonded debt ol $50,000,000. Mr. Blaine as member of congress and speaker of the house must he taken to have known about the cir cumstances of die road, and there, therefore seems no escape horn the conclusion that his offer was based on the expectation that he would receive almost os a gift a share in an enterprise dependent lor its value on legisla tion in which lie had taken part. Mr. Blaine’s defence in the case of this transaction consisted at first of a denial that be had any transaction with the road at all, but he afterwards rested on the fact that he had ao pecuniary interest in the transfer, and that it was never actually made; but through this might be a defence to suit against him for a conspiracy to defraud purchasers of stock, it does not effect in any way the nature of the offer. His relations with Warren Fisher were in 1870, as appeared Irom die evidence such dial any favor done die latter or gift presented him. had a direct pecuniary value. Fourth. Because lie obtained ccnaiu letters, which there is every reason to believe contained matter gravely compromising him from a per fectly reputable witness. Mr. Mulligan, who was the proper and lawful custodian of them, after having vainly tried appeals to his pity, by pledging his word of honor to restore them, then broke this pledae, retained them by force, and subsequently read such of them as he phased to the house in aid of his vindication: that his conduct. If not legally criminal, was such as r.o no man aspiring to be the chief magistrate of a great nation ought to be even suspected of. Fifth. That both his short service as an ex ecutive officer of Uie Government and the various efforts he has made during the past eight yeais to keep the public iu mind of him, have been sensational and theatrical, indicating a strong love of notoriety and an absence ot the settled convictions, the sober judgement, and the steadiness of character which are needed to make him a safe occupant cf any high or re sponsible administrative office: and that the means by which his booms were started and promoted: of. which the manner iu which his “history" has recently been heralded and pro duced is a good example, bear too close an ap proach to the advertising devices of a circus or other public show, to make the candidacy of any person resorting to them anything but a humilia tion for the parly producing him. The sure effects of Ayers Sarsapa rilla are thorough and permanent. If there is a lurking taint of scrof ula about you, Ayer’s Sarsaparilla will dislodge it, and expel it from your system. DODOEYILLE. THE CLOSING EXERCISES OE THE HIGH SCHOOL. The closing exercises of the Dogeville High School were held at the M. E. church on Friday evening, June 6. The church was beautifuly orna mented with fragrant flowers. On either side of the stage was a group of sweet scented plants from which arose an aroma, that could not fail to arouse the most delicate olfactory sense and mingle its pleasant fra grance with the mutual joy of the occasion. On the front of the stage arranged in the most tasteful form, was the triumphal floral arch upon which was beautifully arranged the adopted motto of the class: “ Not Finished, but Begun.” And under which each graduate passed to read his or her final essay as a member of the Dodgevill high school. Fully one-half hour before the time ; for commencing, the church was crowded to its uUnost capacity. After prayer by Rev. Francis Howarth, the exercises were opened promptly at 8 P. M. with a song: “ Work makes the Winning Ones,” followed with an essay by David Williams: “The Birthright of an American Boy.” David handled his subject exceedingly well and | showed that he himseif had taken the advantage of “ The Birthright of an American Boy ” by becoming an honored graduate of the Dcdgeville high school. The next was a recita tion of that beautiful poem. “An Order for a Picture,” by Annie Johns, followed by a song and chorus: “The Old Brown Mill,” after which Andalena Arneson, read an essay on “ Woman’s Work.” It is weak to say she did well and if she performs her work in the future as she has dictated it to us in her essay, her life will be a beautiful poem, the memory of which can never be effaced. George Whitman then real an essay on “Clear Grit,’ 1 and throughout the reading bore evidence of poss essing the very essence of his subject to say nothing of the excellent man ner in which lie delivered it. We were then favored with a beautiful solo by Manmie Howarth; “The Day is Done/’ followed by Albert Hooper, with an essay; “ Plan in nature,” in which he dis tinguished himself by his de?p thought and careful observation. An essay, “ Our Debt to the Past,” by Annie Lawrey, was read with a determination that made it very impressive, and brought to our minds a sense of indebtedness to the past that can never be repaid. We were then favored with a song and chorus, *• Bury me near the old Home,” followed by Will J. West with an essay: “Elevation is Ex posure.” Every syllable was spoken distinctly, and the order and ar rangment of his subject was truly remarkable. Ella Morton then gave a rec itation, “ The Isle of Long Ago,” followed by a duet by Sadie Sims and J. F. Hocking. After which Professor Livingstone in his remarks to the audience, pictured his first school in Dodgeville, and with it he seemed to associate some of the most pleasant recollections of his life; and out of his great heartedness tears of sadness seemed to flow as he recalled to mind the faces of those, our schoolmates, who have gone to join the great school above. His remarks were not confined to the sad recollections of departed ones but were interspersed with pleasant humor and bright probabilities, mingled with doctrines of sound advice to the graduating class. After the presentation of diplomas by Mr. Richard Carter, accompa nied by a few appropriate and eloquent remarks the exercises closed. Before the audience left the room Judge Jones moved that a vote of thanks be extended to Professor Livingstone for bis untiring energy and exceed ingly good work. The motion was most heartily responded to by the entire assembly. Prof. L. in reply thanked the audience and said his success was not due to himself alone but was the re sult of co-operation with his val uable and faithful assistants. The names of the graduating class are: Andalena Arneson, David Will iams, George Whitman, Annie Law rey, Will J. West, Albert Hooper. Dodgeville will celebrate the glori ous Fourth in the most patriotic and appropriate manner. The entire town is alive with excitement and prep aration. The Mineral Point band has been engaged, ml will furnish the choicest ’llllßlO for the occasion. The procession will form in front of the court house at 9:30 a. m., and march south on lowa street, weston Walnut, north on Main, east on Spring, north on Union, west on Church,south 011 Main, south-east 011 Diagonal and south on lowa to the court house, where will be held the remaining exercises of the day. The eloquent orator, Hon. Ogdon 11. Fethers, of Janesville. Wis. has been engaged as orator of the day. Further particulars will be given in the future. The measles aie canvassing the village. The Dodgeville schools closed last Friday. Our band has been recently reorgan ized and is rapidly mastering a num ber of pieces. The skating rinks are furnishing ample amusement for the pleasure loving people of our village. Our citizens know how to appreciate good music, and tl e xidts of the Min eral Point band are highly enjoyed. The M. F. Sunday school anniver sary which was field in the church last Sabbath was largely attended and fully enjoyed. The Prohibition Amendment association, at their session in Madi son, on the sth inst., elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, S. D. Hastings, Madison; vice-president, Capt. Cleg horn. Clinton;secretary, H. H. Giles, Madison; treasurer, Robert Fargo, I-ake Mills; state agent, T. C. Rich mond, Madison. There was entire unanimity of sentiment in theconven tion that the Prohibitionists should place and independent ticket in the field and vo e for it regardless of previous affiliation in the coming elections. A resolution indicative of this statement was adopted: Resolved, That the Prohibitionists of Wisconsin do hereby publicly declare that we will not affiliated with any parly or with any ticket that does not openly champion and represent prohibition absolute and unconditional, both in its candidates and platform. The outlook for Texas farmers this season is disheartening in the extreme. Another and third del uge of rain is falling and spreading disaster over an enormous area, equal it is said, to that of Illinois and Indiana combined. Tbe flood el territory, moreover, is largely the most productive in the state. The wheat crop, which was nearly ready for harvesting, is beaten down and nearly ruined by rust. Three cotton crops have already btea planted, and now it is too late for another. HIGHLAND. A match game of base ball was S played here Jme 7th between the : Linden and Highland clubs. The Linden club onsiste of F Pollard (catcher, Capt.) J. Wicks, pitcher, J. Osborne, short stop, Fred Tre glown, Ist bae, William James, 2nd base, Hen-y Adams, 3d. base, W. J. Negus, rijht fielder, Edward Adams, center felder, George Pollard left fielder. The Highland club consists of Allert Neibur, catcher, Captain, Samiel Fitch, pitcher, John Watepeck short stop, Thomas Middlin, Ist. oase, Martin Mul downey, 2nd lasej Andrew Ken nedy, 3d base; ’hilip Fitchpatrick, right fielder ; Danel Middlin, center fielder; Frank Neidemeyer, left fielder. Urn pie, Win. Bray, of Linden. Scorer, E. B. Goodseli, of Highland and Chas. Springer of Linder The game resulted as fol lows: Linden 27, Highland 45 — the Highland club beating the Linden club IS tallies. The High land club recaved as a prize a fine ball. Mrs. Clemen Holverson while milking in the ard last wrek dislo cated her ankk Mrs. Maggie I'elaney of Brooklyn, N. Y., is visititg her mother Mrs. James Kennedy also her brothers and sisters of tiis place. The Linden land enlivened our streets on Saturday noon by their kind and welcome music. The band has improved in their music since the last tiue they were here. They were joined by the Highland band in the aftquoon. Call again. Miss Florence!etcher of Dodge ville gave her vilhge friends a pleas ant call last wedr. Aldro Jenks an! family called on Highland relatives and friends last week. Mr. Thomas Kennedy, of Dodge ville, took in the natch game of ball on Saturday. Yankee Robinson & Ringling Bro's. show which was ield here June 4, was very well attended both day and night. The show r was small, but, we think, large enough for the price charged fo* admission. Two colts found, answering des cription given ty writer from Pine Knob in Chronicb last week. M. j. t. Mrs. Chris. Wethers, of Mineral Point, has been here on a few weeks visit with her aster, Mrs. 11. P. Mix. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. CHICAGO TIMES. There is no tariff .reform in the republics'n platform. It is the same old plea for war taxes, powerful monopolies, special interest, and hum bus of protection of h>me labor. Let the dem ocrats adopt the outspoken, manly, tariff-reform plank of the platform of 1576, and put on it a candidate who wil. not break it down as Hancock did, and thousands of independent voters will join them. NEW YORK IVENING POST. •‘The nomination a; Chicago means a tri umph of agencies tuat have long been at work for the disintegiation of the republican party. When it came jut of the war in control of au overflowing treasury and a vast patronage, nothing could have stvod it from the clutches of the jobbing elemen; which rapidly grew up within its ranks as tie old leaders died out, but the stimulus of new ideas and new hopes, or the appearance on the scene of a purified opposition offering anew policy for national acceptance. Neither o' these things have come to its rescue. That Elaine cannot be elected we look on as certain. The extent of his de feat will depend largely upon the action of the democrats. They have now an opportunity to offer such as has not presented itself for a quarter of a century.” NEW YORK TIMES. “The nomination of Mr. Blaine will he re pudiated by a large, part of the republicans, who have no confidence in his character, and who know lie is opposed to all they seek to accomplish through their party. Seeing as they do, the stern need of pure and honest govern ment, intelligent and thorough administrative retorm, and of a careful but firm re adjustment of our vicious revenue and currency system} they will not support a presidential candidate who has not even a fair comprehension of these things, much less any sympathy with tl 0 desire to bring them about. If tire democrats can bring themselves to name a trustworthy candidate on an honest platform, they may win a victory that will he honorable to them, because useful to the country.” NEW YORK IIBRALD. “Believing that Mr. Biaine would be a had and dangerous president, we hope to see him defeated. Believing him to he a weak can didate we expect to see him defeated.” LA CROSSE CHRONICLE. “Few Democrats in the northwest will he satisfied with a campaign that does not make the tariff issue its main feature. All sensible men admit that to male that campaign ns it should be made the democratic parly should have a standard bearer whose name and record are the embodiment of tire isssue." TOJSTSQEIAL! I have taken charge of the barber shop lately run by Samuel Harris, and respectfully ask the public for a share of patronage. 45tf KLMEE HARRIS. Blunts ent.rely removed. Heme Treatment. Medi cine can be administered without knowledge of patlent.by placing it in coffee, tea. or articles of food. Cores guaranteed. Semi for i articular*. BOLDIN SPECIFIC CO.. 180 Bsoe at-. CIkcLNMATI. Q. T RY ALL ODDS equipped RAILROAD IN THE WORLD. Let it be for ever remembered that the CHICAGO & NORTH-WESTERN HAiIiWAT Is the best and shortest route to and from Chi cago and Council Bluffs (Omaha), and that it is prepared by all well posted travelers when pass ing two and from CALIFORNIA AND COLORADO. It also operates the begt route and the short line between Chicago and St. Paul and Minneapolis Milwaukee, La Crosse, Sparta, Madison, Fort Howard (Green Bay), Wis, Winona. Owatonna, Mankato, Minn., Cedar Rapids. Des Moines, Web ster city, Algonia. Clinton, Marshaltown. lowa. Freeport, Elgin, Rockford, 111., are amongst the SlO local stations on its lines. Among a few of Uie numerous points of superi ority enjoyed by the patrons of this road, are its Day Coaches which are the fiue-t that human art and Ingenuity can create; its Palatial Sleeping Cabs, which are models if comfort and elegance; its Palace Drawing Kook Caes, ahich are unsurpassed by any; and it* widely celebrated Northwestern Dining: Cars, the like of which are notjnin by any other road anywhere. In short, it is asserted that IT is the best equipped boAd is the world. All points of interest north, northwest and west of Chicago, business centres, summer resorts and noted hunting and fishing grounds,are accessible by the various branches of tbe road. It owns and controls over 5,000 miles of road and has over ioor hundred passenger conductors constantly caring for its million of patrons. Ask your ticket agent for tickets via this route. AMD TARE HOSE OTHER. All leading ticket agent, sell them. It costs no more to travel on this route, that give, first-clam accommodations, than it does to go by the poorly equipped road*. For mope, descriptive circulars, and summer resort papers, of other information not obtain able at your local ticket office, write to the Gks’l Pas*. Agest. C-*S. W. B’t.. Chicago, m FARM FOR SALE. A Rare chance for a Bargain. The undersigned wishes to sell hi* fcm con sisting of shout 93 acres, situated about Imiles north easterly from the city of Mineral Point is well inclooed and divided into four fields: has a comfortable dwelling house and Jair out bond ing is well supplied with wood and water: is planted to oate 8 acres, corn 7 acres, barley 5 acres, rye acres, potatoes 1 acre peas S••- tame grass 40 acres, wild meadow t acre*-, a good garden and small orchard. The remainder is in wild pasture. Immediate posaemtoo glren. Time will be given on part of pavment Ex amination invited. Address or inquire of T. B. Tregilgua, Mineral Point Wisconsin. J. DELLER. Dry Goods, Clothing, Carpets, LARGEST ASSORTMENT AND LOWEST PRICES! J. DELLEE. SAMUEL FRANCIS, First-class Furniture. The Great Events of History in One Volume. Famous and Decisive Battles of the World! BY CART, KING. U. S. A. History from the Buttle Field. Shows how nations have been made or destroy ed in a day—How Fame or Disaster has turned on a single contest. A Grand Book for Old or Young—Saves Time—Aids the Memory —Gives Pleasure and Instruction—Maps and Fme Illus trations. AGENTS WANTED EVERYWHERE. Send for full description and terms. Address 41 m3 J. C. McCurdy & Cos., Philadalphia E. WIESEN, House and Carriage Painter, AND PAPER HANGER. KALSOMING AND GLAZING. Will he found at CotterelFs old stand, north ol the U. S. Hotel. A share of the public patronage is respectfully solicited. E. WIESEN. April 15,1554. —37tf. WEIDENFHLLEK & SON, House, Sign and Carriage = PAINTERS. = FINE GRAINING. PAPER-HANGING AND FRESCOEING IN THE LATEST STYLES. Shop over Treweek’s Blacksmith Shop. High Street. - Mineral Point.Wls. All work executed in a first-class manner, on Short notice and at reasonable rates. 14 NE¥ V FIRM. Keeler & Brown, —PROPRIETORS— CITY LIVERY STABLE, —HAVING— The Best Outfit in lowa County, RESPECTFULLY SOLICIT A SHARE OF THE PUBLIC PATRONAGE. We also keep on hand two or three heavy teams suitable for heavy teaming. GEO. 8. KEELER. 32tf JOHN R. BROWN. THE STALLION YOUNG CLYDE WILL STAND AT The Bars of the Owner in Linden, On Wednesday of each Week DURING THE SEASON. 37m3 J. J. HEATHCOCK DEALKU IN FURNITURE Am! Undertaker. High Street. Mineral point, Wisconsin Building formerly occupied by M. \V. Pi iter. Undertaking attended to GET THE ;: T LEAD ALL 0THEB8! Every Style & Price. Guaranteed Unequalcd FOR OPERATION, ECONOMY, DURABILITY ensi WORKMANSHIP. Improvements or 4 Conveniences found i: no others. Always ReSEgfeis, POPULAR EVERYWHERE. For Sale In Every City an;! To-.ra in the United St-t?-. AND BY S. Hocking & Cos. TH lj s o. FILLS r —v - 1 * IBL'Ti TORPID COVirCLS, DISORDER-: ■ ) LtV CR, and MALriiU*.. from these sources ; .:l-.-■< icui In* Of the diseases of the hi::.:;,., rate. These symptoms Indicate the irtxistenoe: I*>s. of Appetite, Buvydi oostlvc, Sick Jfcn'i ache, lu.llr.esa u tier . ..ting-, uvci.loa to exertion of hod/ ui’ niicil, KroetrliOM of food, Irrilabili-.v cf temper, Low spirits, A feeling oftiering neglected some ilniy, hfzreie H,fh;ttcrlusat tb9 Heart, lt# bcfomlie eyes, highly col ored ferine, tOKSTIPATiO-V, and de mand the uso of a remedy that a< ts directly on the hirer. AsaLivenncdicineTUTT’S P11.1.S have no c junh Tiieir action on the Kidneys ami Skin is also prompt; removing all Impurities through these three “ scav engers of the system,” producing appe tite, sound digestion, regular stools, a clear skin and a vigorous bed v. TI’TT'N PIIIJI cause no nausea or griping nor interfere with daily work and arc a perfect ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA. Fold every Oiii r <.4t Marrtyßt.,N.Y. TUTTB HASH DYE. Ghat Uai2 or Whiskers changed li> ctantly to a CtoeST Black by a single ap plication of this Urt. Sold by Druggist* 01 sent by crpress on receipt of 81. Office, 44 Murray Street, New Tort. WIT’S (AArCJAL P" USEFUL RECEIPTS FREi SAFE AND EFFEOTUS.It jCFadauU BONSUMPTIGN For CBrlu, Croup, lirctthliis serf ail troubles of the Throat rl<l I.ii.irs Proved to b the be*t, and errry prrun knowinj iU rirtaei will a *m thi* mr.r<lj when needed. Prepared by T. I— Emvrr Prairie da China. M k PRICE 25 CENTS. For Sale by B. D. PULFOBD. R. D. PULFORD, DRUGGIST. PURE DRUGS, ■ CHEMICALS, PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, DEREI'MEH V AND TOILET AliTin.l.S' EKREI MERY AND TOILET AKTUI.Es: BRUSHES, PAINTERS* AND ARTISTS' M A TER 1 AES. PAINTERS* AND ARTISTS* MATKUIAI.S, And Every Article Pertaining to a First-Class Drug Store. Headquarters for Garden Seeds, ALSO FLOWER -A-HSTID FIELD SEEDS. Just Received Sixty Dozen Diamond Family Dyes! READY:-: MIXED:-: PAINTS All Shades and all Sized Packages. (tOODS (tIARANTEED TO UK AS REPRESENTED: —AT THE OLD STAND ON TIIK NORTH SIDE OK MAIN STREET.— R. D. PULFORD. Druggist. A. F. BISHOP, FURNITURE! My Spring- Stock is complete, consisting of Kitchen, Parlor and Bed-Room Furniture, WINDOW CO UNICES, CURTAIN I’OLFS, HOLLERS, PILLOW SHAM HOLDERS, PICTURE FRAMES, RRACKETS, ETC. And in fact everything to bo found in a First-Class Furniture Store. URGE STOCK! GOOD GOODS! REASONABLE PRICES! [p A I II SIGHT - OF- THE - 33XG- - CHAIRI | rr L Li . Corner of High and Chestnut Street*. | March JO, 1884. A. F. BISHOP. FOR THE SEASON OF 1884. F. W. STRATMAN & CO., —MANUFACTURER? OK — Wagons, Carriages, BUGGIES. PHAETONS, PLOWS, HARROWS, Wheelbarrows. Ac., DODGEVILLE, - - WISCONSIN. Are in the Feld for the Campaign of 1884, Fully prepared to meet the increasing demands of tire public upon them. It you sre in need o anything in their line of manufacture be sure and glre them a call. All work tnrued out by them will be FULI.Y W> it RANTED. We also Keep One oe the Best Horse-siioeiw in the State. J P YI B J ( J“ 0006 in a Satisfactory Manner! They inrite the firmer, of lowa. Grant Green, Lafayette and adjoining couutle* to call and Me them at their factory in Dodgeville, which ii one of the most extensive manufacturing eatablUh menu in South western Wisconsin. We manufacttire the STRATMAN PLOW The Best and Cheapest in the Market. March 30,1883-m4 P. W. STRATMAN & 00.