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01111! iOHN WILLI KAN, Editor and Publisher. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTS, IND., APRIL 18, 1872. Vol. XVI No. 22. eiti.picm ATTORNEYS. AMAiA JOHNSON. NOTARY PnMlc, Attorney, Counselor at Law, Authorized War Claim Agent, Plymouth, Ind, Ee pedal attention given to the settlement, of Es tates, Conveyancing, and the collection of Soldlen' Claims for Pension), Bounty, Back Pay, and all other War Claims. Office on Michigan street, over Buck & Toan's Hardware Store. &ttfj ' R. D. LOGAN, ATTORKEY AT LAW and Notary Public. Office Brownlee's Block, over Becker's Store, Plymouth, bid. Collections a speciality. jyl3yl ED. S. FISH, Attorney at Law, Justice of the Peace, and Insurance Agent, OVER the Post Office, in Kendall's Block, Ply mouth, Ind. jyl3yl CARD. O. MUSSULMAN, Attorney at Law, Real Estate, and Collecting Agent, KNOX, STABK CO., INDIANA., "IVTILL PRACTICE in ail the Courts of Stark, v V Marshall and Kosciusko, Counties. The pay ment of Non-residents' taxes promptly attended to. H. COBBIH. JOHN DARK ELL. CORBIN A DARNELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Will Practice in Mar shall and adjoining Counties, in every Court -when called upon. All business promptly attended to. Office in Corbin's block, second floor. Ply. mouth, lad. junJ-ly M. A. O. PACKARD, ATTORNEY at Law and Notary Public. Room No. 1. Balcony Block, Plymouth, Marshall county, Ind. MU JOHN S. BENDER, "VTOTAKY Public, attornev at law, and War .LI claim agent. Othce balcony claim agent. Block, Ply- mouth, Ind. 34U A. C. A. A. B.CAPRON, ATTOKEKYS& COUNSELLORS, Real Estate and Collecting Agents, Plymouth, Ind., are practicing In the law courts of Marshall and adjoin ing counties, and will give prompt attention to all legal business entrusted to them. Ueneral collect ing agents tor Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan. Particular attention given ui the settle ment ot decedent's estates and guardianships. leedB, mortgages, snd other contracts drawn up aud acknowledgments taken. Oilicc, Brownlee'a Block up stairs. J. C. OSBORNE. w. B. HBSS, KOTABT PUBLIC OSBORNE A HESS, VTTORNEYS at law, will attend promptly to all professional buHncsg entrusted to them. Par ticular attention given to real estate business, titlee examined aud liuited. Collections made and promptly remitted. Office on Michigan Street a lew doors north ot the Parker House, Plymouth, Iud. J. O. & S. D. PARKS. TTOUXEYS, Counsellors lit Law, Notaries, X. Public and Authorized War Claim Ag-nta bourbon Ind. Kspecial attention giveu to the set tlement oi Estates, Conveyancing, snd the collec tion of Soldiers' Claims lor 1'ensions, Bountv, Back Pay and all other War Claims. PMtj" PHYSICIANS. W. JACOBY, M. D. PJYSICUI AND 0PER1IIVE Sl'RGCOJ, Trrats all diseases according to the most improved and scientific plans. Spt'cial attention given to Chronic Diseases, Dis ead oi tV'maies, Dcioruutiug, .tec.; and perturm all i H-mtions in Snrgery. OiBce snd riidruce "on Michigan Street, third door south of the Parker House, mjarly opposite the Bank, Plymouth, Ind. iJMS DR. J. PHYSICIAN A. DUNLAP, AND SURGEON, Offers his professional services to the citizens of Marmout aud vioiutty. Nigtit cails promptly aty- U'unru 10. t naiycs rcasonaoic. Office and residence opposite Miller's store. A. C. ATCHETTK, . D. S. FltANCK, X. D. DRS. MATCHETTE A FRANCE, pilYfJCiA.NS Sl:K(;EO.S, KOCKbON, ISO. t. ?"Br.6txurs request tueir patrons to call eariy iu the day to insure prompt atwution to patieuts in the country. Special attention given to chronic diseases and operative surgery. Office always open and one doctor in constant attendance no-lu. . DR. J. S. LELAND, "PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Argoa, Indiana, at- A tends to all calls promptly. niiyvU T. A. BORTON M. D, TT AS removed to his new residence, one door X A Boutu ot his 1 mer dHX-lling, on the east side ui jlichigan street, where he may beioundand con' suited proiessionally. a-yl A. O. BORTON, TAEXTIST. Office over J. E. tt'estervelt's Store. J i'eeth extracted without vain, bv the use of Isiirous Oxide (or Lausruinir Oast. Teeth: from one tooth to a full sett, so cheap that the rich and poor can all get them. Office open all day except -Mondays and Tuesdays. ltii C. R. REYNOLDS M. D, T KGULAR Phvsician and Operative Snreeon, of- XV fers his professional services to the citizens of riymoutn and aarroanding eountry. in axiauion to the treatment of diseases common to the coun try, special attention will be given to Surgery, the treatment of sargical diseases of females. Night calls in tow and country promptly attended to. C'harees reasonable. Office and residence on west side of tficaigaa street, three doors north of the bank, Plymouth, Ind. (34tf DR. HENRY HOLLOW AY, ZDZEISTTIST, OFFCE IN BALCONY BLOCK LAPORTE, INDIANA. Teeth extracted with the moat approved instru ments. Teeth tiled in a srofessional manner. Full sets of teeth made of the best material, and warranted as good as the best. janis-tt. Ceo. M. Dakin M. D. Phys ician and Surgeon (8uecesr to Dr. A. Teegirdem.) . LAPORTE, IND." Dr. Dakin gives especial attention to the treat ment of Chronic Diseases and Diseases of women. He believes that disease is debility importance of -vitality; that causes disease are depressing and lower vital power; a 1, therefore, selects such rem edies as restore and strengthen vital functions, and give a better renewal ot lite. He gives nothing to pull down, to reduce, to prostrate; but brings to bear every iuSuence that tends to build up and trengthen. Consultations free. Correspondence requested. Send stamp for circular, or call and see him. Office in Davidson's New Marble Front Build ing. mar9y WA3WT3DD. 1000 eords of clear Black Walnut Bolts delivered at my Plaining Mill, for which I will pay tbs Di jmk marcel price in cash, alw llMjOUU feet of dry ana KTnoa ropiar lumber. Uall and see me. mar7tf. GEO. L. BRINK Notice r A4nalaistra.tor's Appoint- meat. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been appointed Administrator of th MtAiA rf Alfred V. Morgan, late of Marshall County, de ceased. The estate is probably solvent. JAMES PICKEREL. April 3d, T2-3w. Administrator. MISCELLANEOUS. WESTERN LAND AGENCY OF LUTHER R. MARTIN, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. . tVWestern Lands bonpht and sold. Taxes paid Cash paid for quit claims to land forfeited for taxes, and defective titles corrected. Dealers supplied with low-priced lands. Swamp and overflowed lands in Northern Indiana purchased at cash value. Send numbers by mail to LUTHER R. MARTIN, febl5-3m. Indianapolis, Ind. JOHN MUELLER, Fashionable Barber AND HAIE DBESSEE, South Side of Lfiioi-te Htraett PLYMOUTH, INDIANA. HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR LADIES HAIR. nov3-ly. 'EXCHANGE BANK BUCK Sc T(H, Plymouth, Indiana. w E BUY AND SELL Foreign and Domestic Exchange. We receive Deposits payable on de mand, and make collections in any part of the United States and Europe. We issue Letters of Ciedit and draw drafts direct on our correspondents in over 150 cities in Europe. "OFFICE IN OUR HARDWARE Store, No. 9 Michigan st. juiyzuu E. PRICE, WISHES it to be understood that he win "-do plain and oanamental Plasterine. as srood as any person in the State. Also will give attention to all kinds of Repairing. Whitewashing, Chimney ana usiern, or cellar ouUding. All work guaran teed to give satisfaction. Orders nay he left at S. . rteevi- s urocery store, as to kind and qnalitv of ork desired. marl4-6m McCURDY HOUSE, OUTH aide P. Ft C. R. W., Wanatah, Ind. Frank McCnrdy, Proprietor. Convenient and extensive accommodations. 34U1 C. L. BRINK, PLYMOUTH. IND.. PROPRIETOR OF THE PLYJI uuih VlniuiriK TVIill. and dritlt-r in Lumber, Lath, Walnut Bed Stuff, ifcc., South of the P. Ft. W. 4 C. R. R., also, manufac turer ot Monldinir. Rrackets. and Scroll work of all kinds and pntu-rns, at prices more than 5t) per the work is warranted to be interior to none. jyisyi IMPCITIV TO PROPERTY OWN SUSS Snrr Inilcinniiv imiiit lna br Fir. tVmnd to nitne Kir 8ttrugih, Safety Mint i,elitib.H t Ah tried World's Great Fire!" CAPITAL. $8,000,000 3.337,48'J 2,500.000 430,000 Imperial Fire In. Co., London, Insurance Co. of Xorth America, Lndenertters, ot JVrtf lurk. . Detnnt Fire and Marine In. Co Total .$14,287,48!) . 15.120.CS7 Etna Life Ins. Co Grand Ttol $29,408,175 C. WIIITMORE, Agent. Also, Atent for the sale of Pitinos, Or gans and Melndeons; give better bargains by selling for cash, or on tune. Freight, Drtvasre, (.'over and btool always given in bv buying of me. dec!4-ly. C. WIIITMORE, Ag't. WILCOX & LEONARD, BAKERY AXD RESTAURANT. Oysters, Confectionary, FRUIT, TOBACCO, CIGARS, &C, KEPT CONSTANTLY OH HAND. LAPORTE ST-, PLYMOUTH, IUD LARGE CAKES FOR Farties & Weddings Made to order on short notice. jan35-m6. W. D. CAMERON MERCHANT TAILOR AN1 DEA LB. ft IN CLOTHS, VESTINGS, Caimeres, Trimmings, Etc., He is also getting up clothing in the newest and best styles. All work -warranted to give satisfaction. Cutting done on the shortest nottct For SaleJIheap ! ! 40 Acres on 6 Tears' Time !!! Forty Acres in Sec 6, Town 33, range 1. Termi : part down and the balance on 6 years time. Good timber land, and part cleared, address Wm. A. Place. Manitowoc, Wis., Or at the Republican Ollce Plym outh Indiana. apul-oTO CABTIOM. AH mtmii in wurnwt aninst hArborinp. trusting, on mj account- my wife, Snaan Mil ten- be reer, aa I will pay no debta of her contracting ebe bavice left mv bed and board. April 4 Iifii-3w, ISAAC inilritSHBEJISBK. TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION. Proceedings of Session of tlie Teacher's As eociation at Bourbon, Ind., April lOfA, Uth. and 12th. Wednesday, a. m., April 10th. The Cbairm&a being absent, Mr. Beiler, Vice President, called meeting to order at 10 o'clock, a. M. A number of officers having resigned, the vacant offices were then tilled. OFFICERS ELECTED. Secretary, Carrie L. Millikan. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE., Vacancies JiUed. Of Mr. Hervy, by Mr. W. E. Bailey; J. C. Baldwin, Mr. It. A. Chase; T. B. Orr, Misn M. Baldwin; Miss A. Nichols, Miss M. E. Nash. Reading Programme for the Session by the Secretary. Short explanation of resignations by Mr. It. A. Chase. Short apology by Prof. Bailey, responded to by Prof. Chase. A few remarks by Mr. Thayer, encouraging the teachers. Illus trated beginning with small things, show ing that, though beginning wiiU a few, they have th number and interest in creased. Thought unison of feeling should be cultivated ; that it would be an attraction to all, teachers or not. Thought it an honorable calling to lay the founda tion of the future man ; not so much the money as the honor. Gave some informa tion as to conducting the meeting. Adjournment, 12 m. Wednesday, p. m. Meeting opened by the Chairman. Bo many ot the society being absent, the time was occupied principally in a discussion ou Orthography; Prof. Bailey acting as leader. -Mr. Bailey asked first that his remarks be deferred till TLursday. They were not. lie took the position that spelling was not Orthography. Illustrated his meth od of teaching this branch by writing words on the board and analyzing. Discu.iion was engaged iu by Messrs. Bailey, Beiler, Chase and Iden. Messrs. Bailey, Beiler and Chase being opposed by Mr. iden the first three gen tlemen taking about the same position Mr. Iden contended that Orthography was of no use. Recess. School organization by Mr. Iden. This gentleman said he knew nothing about organizing schools. Thought the j teacher could learn more about it to get some gooa worn on tins suoject. His method of classifying is to have all com meuce at the beginning of the book, and review, as fast as possible, the lessons they have before gone over, as teachers of country schools are constantly chang ing, and have no other chance to liud out what advancement the pupils have made. Mr. Chase thought it was not the best plan to turn pupils back in their studies. i at the beginning ot each term. very much in lavor of Graded Public School j. Thinks we should have better teachers Majority a disgrace to the profession. Mr. A. C. Hume does not blame teach ers o much as (superintendent and Trus tees. Mr. Iden thinks teachers .ire not well enough paid. Mr. Chase said that he thought teach ers who were qualified, could get good enough wages for teaching. Reading of Programme for evening session by Sec'y. The Association then adjourned to meet at the M. E. Church at 7 :3o o'clock i M. Wednesday Evening. Association met at M. E. Church at 7 :J10. Ueiied with music and prayer. Short lec'ure by Mr. Thayer, on schools of Marshall county. The gentleniau took the position that the calling of the teacher was second to none; that the formation of youthful mind and character depends on teacuers ot common schools. 1 houirht moral and social influence of teachers hould be considered, upon entering home circles. A teacher should have a srood heart and should be free and easy, that they lay the foundation of morals and religion. Thought compensation of teachers not sufficient, and closed by say ing, "Aim high, press onward and you will reach the mark at winch you aim. He was followed bv remarks trom Prof. Allen, Prof. Chase and Rev. Mr. Wayman. .ujournment. Tuckpday, a. m., April 11th, '72. Meeting o,wued by hinging and prayer. A lew remarks made bv Mr. Beiler ex plaining organization of the Association. Mr. Matthews, Examiner of Kosciusko county, made a few remarks of encourage ment bctore leaving. 1 nought Primary teachers deserved more credit than otber teachers. Spoke strongly of necessity of order in the school room, also spoke of the inconsistency ot some parents in ex pecting so much of teachers. Thought co-operation of teachers most necessary. Wished teachers all success, and extended an invitation to them to attend institute at Warsaw in September. Mr, Chase. "Best method of inducing pupils to study." Said this subject im plied that there was a deficiency in study ing. Ao application ot rewards or pun ishments render any success, leachers shou'd examine themselves. First point to be considered, that of the recitation, which he considered the locus of the school-room. Object of recitation to as certain the time spent on study, and amount learned. Second point. Explanation of lessons 1 nouenl it a aelicate Question as to ex tent of explanation. JN othmg should be explained, which a pupil is capable of un derstanding, it thoroughly studied Lesson ot succeeding day should also be explained. Should fasten in the memory that which has already been conned. Last object and most important, ex pression of puoil on which he has learned. Pupil must be able to tell what he or she knows, or it is worthless. Gave very in teresting illustration by entering, in im agination, two different shool-rooms, one being disorderly and lessons unlearned, and the other the opposite. Thought there was a want ot denniteness, completeness and comprehensiveness in recitation. Independence of mind valuable. There should be preparation on the part of the teacher, before recitation. Pupils study too lone with too little intensity of thought. A believer in the motto "Slow and sure." Recess. The President being present, Mr. Beiler vacated tne unair. Class-drill in reading by Miss Cleve land. A class consisting 6f the pupils of the school were selected to' read. A few remarks by Mr. Chase, advocating kind ness to pupils, on the part of the teacher. Paper entitled "The Offering," by Miss W. Nash. Motto "Never swerve from duty." A Committee of three appointed by Chair for draft of resolutions. Adjournment. ThUKSDAT, P. M. Opened by singing. "How spelling should be conducted," by Mr. Beiler. Would spell orally every day, and on Friday afternoon have a con test, allowing two pupils to choose sides. Would endeavor to have the contest maintained between the pupils individu ally as well as between the sidt-s. Sir. A. C. Hume contended that mean ings of the words should be learned. Would use reader in place of spelling book. Elocution class; Prof. Goldthwait. He had and should teach principally by imi tation. Called a class of young ladies and young gentlemen, illustrating his method, by haviug them read pieces selected by Mr. Chase and himself. Recess. "Wats of our School" by Mr. North. Greatest want, good teachers. A second, uniformity of text-books. Enlarged on this subject. Mr Iden would have better wages. Mr Beiler would have co-operation of parents. Animated discussion between Messrs. Chase, Bailey, Beiler and Iden, concern ing good teachers and good wages. Jlr. L liase moved an address be ren dered the Trustees, asking them to co operate with the teachers. "Mental Arithmetic, by Mr. A. C. Hume. Would use no text books. Teach by objects. Would combine Mental and Practical. Would not teach small pupils this branch. Mr. Bailey objected to Mr. Hume's re marks. Prof. Allen agreed partially with both. Mr W. Erwin thought pupils could comprehend Practical Arithmetic more easily after studying Mental. Minutes of Thursday evening Apri' 11. Association met at the U. B. Church at 7 o'clock p. m. Called to order by Vice President, Mr. Beiler. Exercises com menced with singing and prayer, by Prof. Allen. The best method of conducting Literary exercises in school, by M.J. Dickson. How to keep small pupils profitably employed. W. E. Bailey. He would give teachers no theory by which to be guided, as each one miial inven. jus own plan. Hunks it requires more to keep small pupils et- pioyea, proniaDiy, man it aoes large ones. Thinks a teacher should at all times show a spirit of kindness towards small pupils. striving to supply their wants as far as possible ; and above all things, give them plenty to uo. v oulo keep tnem em ployed a great deal of the time at the board, or with slates. Would not use the wo-d 4-tudy very much. Thinks that teachers fail in keeping small pupils profitably employed, more than m any thing else. U. S. History by Prof. North. Thinks the study one of great importance. Has no particular method of teaching it. Was undecided as to whether it were better to begin with Foreign, or with U. S. His torv first. Paper entitled "Nonpareil." Editress, Uarrte Millikan. Motto, "Be sure you are right, then go ahead. Compulsory Education by Prof. Gold thwait. Is very much in favor of it; but thinks that but little can be accomplished by it, without the co-operation ol parents and school officers, fallowed some ot the evil enects caused Dy irregularity ot pu pils at school. Song by the Bouibon Choir. Associa tion then adjourned to meet at the school house at y o clock a. m., April 12th, Friday, a. m., April 12, 1872. Opened by singing and prayer. Roll call and minutes by Secretary. "First day of School," by Miss Lan- festy. Thought the first day of school the wc rsl day, as well is most important. Woul allow pupils to seat themselves, so that enemies should not be obliged to sit together. Would begin by classifying the Reading classes. vV ould be there as early as possible iu order to greet her pu pils. Would read a chapter in the Bible as opening exercises, uad no trouuie with parents concerning this. Miss M. .Nash, with one or two others, thought it woul i be a good idea to get two enemies togjther; that there would not be so much whispering and play. Mr. Chase and Mr. JNorth did not agree with them. Mr. North had found parents who objected to reading the Bible. He would open also with prayer. Would govern pupils with kindness. Mr. Bailey never opened nia sccooi with prayer : thought he was not worthy, Thought comments on scriptures should be avoided, as there was danger of intro ducinx sectarianism. Would seat an un ruly and good child together. Would put them to work the first thing. Mr. North would begin with examina tions. Thought every person should be a professor of rel igion . Mr. Beiler thought every one should be a possessor as welT as professor. Feared there would be many hypocrites if it were required that all teachers open witn reaa inff and Draver. When it was time for the discussion to close. Mr. Chase said he thought when teachers became interested in a subject they should not drop it. The discussion l f j rri u . I was inereiore continued, iuousui. me Bible should be read for several reasons. No education was complete without knowledge of the Bible. Does not think because a person is not a christian he should be excluded from teaching. All should be moral. A man better not pray when not a pravine man. A man, though a disbeliever, should respect the Bible. Did not think it exactly right that pupil attend Institutes, for teachers did not feel as free to eive their modes or organ zation, &c, in the presence of their pupils Never had a school in which there was not some disorder. Would treat pupila Dohtelv : but would not relax authority. Enlarged greatly on treatment of pupils. "Programme of Dav School." Hiss Baldwin read her programme and gave explanation;. Mr. Pilcher tive outline of programme, also with explanations. Mr. W. C. Bail ey suggested the propriety of having one or two critics, upon which suggestion himself and Miss A. M. Millikan were elected critics. Mr. W. E. Bailey thought Miss Bald in had too many classes ; too short time for recitations. Mr. Chase would have them as varied possible. Would have short recita tions, and many of them, among small pupils. Would not keep pupils in school room too long. xCCCS9 "Arithmetic." Mr. W. E Br.iley would have pupils understand what they pass over if it be but little. Would have the majority, at least, understand. Prot. Goldthwait would give short les sons, would ask nrst, now many nao mastered their lesson. Would have each example placed on the board by those who understood them. W ould have the example first explained by pupils, and if not understood by all, would explain nim self. Prof. Ba'tiey liked the method, but thought it would not always work. Mr. W. muey oDiectea to Dotn methods. Would have pupils recite topi cally. Would have them originate and demonstrate examples by rule in topic. Would have them study principles more than books. Prof. Goldthwait thought it would be ffleult for pupils to prepare topics in a correct manner. Pupils aid study books too much. Select Reading" Sheridan s Ride. " Prof. Goldthwaite. How I keep an orderly school. Mr. Perkins said he did not keep an orderly school. Thought it disoider for pupils o lo jk out the window or whisper. Had only one rule, "Do right. W ould use moral suasion. As a last resort, use Hickory Oil. Related an incident iu his experience. 1 eachers must he mm, also learn first to govern themselves. Mr. A. O. Hume said he had never kept a school. Called on Mr. Chase to tell how he had kept himself orderly. He walked across the floor sottly, did most of his talking on slate or paper, not mak ing much disturbance. Air. Borton would first keep himself in rder, and then could keep his pupils so. Would try to interest his pupils. Would keep his worst pupils as neat ly directly before him as possible. Gave his mode of study punishment. Miss A. M. Millikan thought it would nake study distasteful to the pupils if they were obliged to study as a punishment. Miss Borton useu the motto, -Umd your own business." P.-ot. Goldthwaite thought he had kepi good order. Teachers and pupils should oe on an equal footing of kindness and politeness. Would not use corporal pun- shment. Mr. Chase said it was impossible to keep small pupils quiet for a vety great length of time. Should have intervals of three or five minutes every half or three quarters of an hour, whispering and mov ing about the room. Miss Borton would give pupiu slate and Doncil. and write sotnettuag ca the board and allow them to imitate. Mr. W. E. Bailey thought teachers should not be continually telli ig the pu pils to study. Quite a discussion was entered into Dy Messrs. Borton, Thaver, W. E. Bailey and Chase as to how pupils should pass to and from their recitations. Mr. Thaver said the fault of the disor der was generally dependent on the gov erning person. Adjourned until 1 -.60 p. sr. Friday Afternoon, April 12th. Society culled to order by President. Singing. Percentage, A. Borton. Would use small numbers in demonstrating to new beginners the principles of Percentage. Would have them think upon the subject, and get them interested in the work. Thinks the trouble experienced in the study of Percentage, is owing to the im- perlect knowledge which pupils nave oi fractions. Would teach them that per cent, does not mean money. Mode ot examination by Miss iiorton. Thinks they are of great value to the pu pil, as it serves as an incentive to study. Does not approve of awarding prizes. Thinks that teachers of country schools should hold examinations at the close of each term of school, and leave a record of them for the teacher who succeeds him. Would employ oral examinations with small pupils; but with lirger ones, would prefer them written. Kecess. After recess the subject of Grammar by Prof. Golthwait. The subject was handled in an able manner. Prof, thinks it one of the most difficult studies the pu pil has to contend with. W ould not use text books in teaching small pupils. Would not in the beginning, burden t'aeir minds with technical terms. Would first classify the parts of speech, gradually teaching the nature ot words ; ana tnen give the name of the parts of speech. jsir. persuing on renmaosuip. askcu to be excused from making remarks. Called on some other person. Mr. North responded. He had lound difficulty in having pupils write after a copy written in their books, as tney, as soon as they have writ. en a few lines, be gin to copy after their own writing, not looking to tne copy aoove. i ninss tne best plan is to have a copy written on a slip of paper, which can be placed on the head of the line upon which the pupil is writing. A. C. Hume thinks that teachers should not write copies for their pupils ; but should adopt some system of Penman ship. He thinks it requires too much time upon the part of the teacher. Mr. North agreed with Mr. Hume that some system should be taught, but thinks the teacher should learn some system and teach it, instead of using printed copies. Mr. Iden would use printed copies ; would have pupils write as fast as possible. Thinks all that is necessary to be a good writer, is to write so that it can be read without any trouble. W. C. Bailey would not have pupils write no fast at first. Would first teach the formation of letters, then rapidity. Mr. Chase thinks teachers ought not to teach the elements. Thinks they ougjit not to be allowed to write copies for pu pils, as in this way. the pupil s hand wri ting is a compound of the writing of sev era! teachers after whom he has tried to - ! copy. Secwxi edition ot the "Nonpareil'." Next, business of the Associiitltm. Re port of the Treasure : money received jm initiation fees, $7.40. Money expended for defraying expenses of Association; 75 cents Mr. Beiler moved that the Association authorize the Sec'y to buy a book in which to keep the records of the Society. Motion carried. Mr. Chase moved that the Committee appointed to prepare an address to the trustees, be requested to ask the trustees to adopt uniformity of text books, such books to be continued in use for five years. Motion carried. Mr. Beiler offered his resignation of the office of Vied President, which was ac cepted, and Mr. North was elected to fill the vacancy. The Critics' report was then given. A motion to petition the trustees to levy a local tax for the purpose Of school tuition. Motion carried. Mr. Bailey objected to tlm. Thinks it looks too much like dictating for the trustees. That they will do as they please about it. Thinks that teachers are humil iating themselves in r-nkhig such peti tion. Mr. Chase thinks not. Thinks H will not be regarded as such by trustees. Thinks they will act upon the subject as soon as it is presented to them in the right light, as they considered the subject, but very little themselves. T. McDonald thinks as Mr. Chase does. Thinks the Trustees will be willing to do all they can when they think they will be sustain ed in it. The subject of fining delinquent mem bers was brcught forward, Mr. Bailey thought it were better not to fine them. Mr. Chase thinks they should be fined, and if not willing to pay it, be excluded as members. That the constitution adopt ed jy the mem jers. provides for this and it should be lived up to. Mr. Beiler moved that the Sec, be re quested to make a record of the "constitu tion and bylaws" in the book to be provi ded for that purpose. The Committee to draft Resolutions, then gave their report. Mr. Chase then moved that a copy of said Resolutions be sent to the three County papers, to the Indiana Journal of Education to the trustees, of the M. E. and U. B. Churches in Bour bon; and to the Pres't of Salem Col lege at Bourbon, motion was carried. By request Prof. Goldthwait gave an ex ercise in Select Reading. The Associa tion then adjourned to meet, Nov. '72. Resolutions. Whereas, Education, guides the des tinies of nations, marking out the dis tinction between the civilized, the bar barous, and their intermediate classes, showirg thereby, the necessity of an ear ly and thorough training in its different branches, be it resolved by the Marshall County Teachers Association ; 1st, That we deem it the duty o f all teachers to ppare no labor in preparing for their high profession; and that we consider their associations one of the greatest powers, after a preparatory coarse at school, in effecting this preparation. 2nd, Tnat we do condemn the incompe tency and unconcern thereof, of many teachers: and in behalf of the educational interest of our county say to them; Arouse: Improve your qualifications and enter the profession with more zeal and determination. 3d, That we aim at an improvement in our system of teaching, and the necessary uniformity of the same. To accomplish this, we require a higher standard of qual ification on the part of the teacher, a uni formity of text-books, and a regular at tendance of the pupils in connection with the hearty cooperation of the school offi cers and patrons, all of which we respect fully demand. 4th, That we extend our thanks to the citizens of Bourbon for their hospitality during this, our first sesssion, and to the Trustees of the of the M. E. and the U. B. Churches for the use of their buildings during our evening exercises, and to Prof. Goldthwait and the faculty and students of Salemn College for their services. ( J. H. L. Beiler. Committee. A. North. ( W. E. Beiler. Carrie L. Millikan, Sec'y. The Plymouth correspondent of the ' Bourbon Mirror last week said : "The fight on the P., K. & P. R. R. still continues. We only get one side of the question here, while the Kankakee papers publish both sides. Why it is thus, we cannot tell ; but presume there is a show behind the curtain that can net ' be seen without the usual initiation fee." Both sides did have a hearing in the Marshall Coukty Republican, which ' "Itemiter" may have failed to notice. If the Kankakee side of the question had not first been published in the Republi can, it is probable the reply would not have been published in either of the Mar shall county papers. Those who have promised us wood on ' subscription, and have not yet fulfilled their contract, will please bear in mind that we don't want rotten chuncks or knarly knotty stuff nothing but good straight wood will be accepted. Monti cello Herald. Ain't you getting rather particular.' It may do to talk that way now that sum mer is near; but it wouldn't do in cold weather. You woud freeze to death. We cut the following beautiful piece of poetry from the Rensselaer Union: The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year ; of moving times and cleaning house, and dwellings damp and drear. Heaped in great stacks the furni ture is piled about the door; without is mud, within is dirt and pools upon the floor. Mamma is cross, papa is sad, the grub is poor and cold ; all nature seems to be awry, there's cause enough to scold. The Judge having heard of the manner in which the 8heriff acknowledged Poul son's kindness to the widow, sustained the Sheriff, and ordered him to continue to extend the hospitalities of the county to the irrepressible for 30 days longer. Paper by Miss Annie Morrill.