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mifm JOHN MILLIKAN, Editor and Publisher. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, IND., JANUARY 16, 1873. Vol. XVH No. 10. 'til ID ' ' ; (I1 fi gnsiness gtrcrtarg. ATTORNEYS. B. M. CHANET. o. E. RICHARDSON. Chaney & Richardson, ATTORNEYS AT LAW and REAL ESTATE Agents, Plymouth, Ind. Office in Hohanvs New Block. WUl practice in Marshall and ad joining Counties. , tf.J KOTARIES PUBLIC. AM AS A JOHNSON. XJ"OTARY Public, Attorney, Counselor at Law, XTl Authorized War Claim Agent, 1'Wmonth, Ind, Sspeclal attention given to the settlement, of Es UtM, Conveyancing, and the collection of Soldiers' 1?lm?Jor FuDsions, Bounty. Back Pav, and all ,r 5T CIlms- 0ce on Michigan street, over Buck & Toans Hardware Store. 34tf R. D. LOGAN, fcAT.I0R?EY AT LAW aud Notary Public. Ft Office Brownlee's Block, over Becker's Store, Fymouth, Ind. Collections a speciality. jyl8yl ED. sTfISH Attorney at Law, . iuttice of the Peace, and Insurance Agent, OYER the Post Office, in Kendall's Block, Ply mouth, Ind. jyl3yl CARD. O. MUSSULMAN, Attorney at Law, Ileal Estate, and Collecting Agent, KNOX, STARK CO., INDIANA., AVIF L PRACTICE in all tiie Courts of Stark, T Marshall aod Kosciusko, Counties. The pay ment of .Non-residents' taxes promptly- attended to. " jel3 COHSIN. JOHN DARKELL. CORBIN &, DARNELL, TTOItNEYS AT LAW. Will Practice ia Jiar X V. shall and adjoining Counties, in every Court hn called upon. All business promptly attended to. Office in Corbin's block, second floor. Ply mouth, lad. jun29-ly M. A. O. PACKARD, A TTORNEY at Law and Notary Puhlic. Room -TV. No. 1. Balcony Block, Plymouth, Marshall county, Ind. 34tfJ JOHN S. BENDER, N OTARY Public, attorney at law, and War claim agent. Office Balcony Block, Plv iouth, Ind. 34tif A. C. & A. B. CAPRON, TTOREEYS i COCNSELLOKS, Real Estate and Collecting Agents, I'lvmonth, Ind, are practicing In the law courts of Marshall and adjoin ing counties, and will jrive prompt attention to all l2al business entrusted to them. Uenvral coliect- 1B? arnti fnr VnMh- Tw; . j , Michigan. Particular attention given to the settle- I " ueseuenis estates and guardianshins. Dwds, mortgages, and other contracts drawn uu na acknowledgments taken. Office, Browulee's block up stairs. J. C. OSBORNE. W. B. HE, NOTARY PUBLIC OSBORNE & HESS, A TTOHXKYS at law, will attend promptly to all 4 V professional husiness entrusi to them Par ticular attention given to real estate business, titles xainiDd nd quitcd. Collodions m.rio . promptly remitted. Office on Michigan Street a! i..i.ura me rarKer House, Plymouth. Jnd. . ' J. O. &. S. D. PARKS. TTOHXKYS, Counsellors at Law. Notaries, Public and Authorial Wr Claim Asjents banrbnn Ind. Kspecial attention given to the set tlem mt of Estates, Conveyancing, r,nd the eola tion of Soldiers' Claims for Pensions, Bounty, Back Pay and all other War Claims. 34t!" PHYSICIANS. DENTISTRY. Xi S. F. VON VLEOK ZS Full Sit of T.-eth for $20, VJ tXi One-half H,.t for 10. PLYMOUTH, -Xov. S3, 1ST. n3-tf. W. JACOBY, M. D. PIlV!rill v II nni'ornni' m- imoiui.ii a.iu lii Jt.ft.ll II fj iL ltU Treats all diseases according to the most improved and scientific plans. Special attention given to Chronic Diseases, Dis easss of Jc'emales, Djiorinitics, Jcc; and perform 11 operations in Surgery. Office and residence on Michigan Street, third door sonth of the P.irker House, nearly opposite the Bank, Plymouth, Ind. " i5g A. C. MATCHETTK, M. O. .8. FRANCE, M. D. DRS. MATCHETTE & FRANCE, PHYSICIANS & SUKGEOXS, BOURBOX, IXI). The doctors request their patrons to call early In the day to insure prompt attention to patients in the country. Special attention given to chronic diseases and operative surgery. Office always open and one doctor In constant attendance no-10. DR. J. S. LELAND, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Argos, Indiana, at tends to all calls promptly. m29vl4 . T. A. BORTON M. D, HAS removed to his new residence, one door sonth of his former dwelling, on the east side of Michigan street, where he may be found and con sulted professionally. 34-yl A. O. BORTON, DENTIST. Office 2d story Post Office Building. Teeth extracted without pain, by the use of Jfitrous Oxide (or Laughing Gas). 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. 3f C. R. REYNOLDS M. D, REGULAR Physician and Operative Surgeon, of fers his professional services to the citizens of Piymouth and surrounding country. In addition to the treatment of diseases common to the coun try, special attention will be given to Surgery, the treatment of surgical diseases of females. Night calls in town and country promptly attended to. Charges reasonable. Office and residence on west aide of Michigan street, three doors north of the bank, Plymouth, Ind. 34tf DR. HENRY HOLLOWAY, ZDIEZLSTTIST, OFFCE IN BALCONY BLOCK, LAPORTE, INDIANA. Teeth extracted with the most approved instra' stents. Teeth filled in a professional manner. Fall sets of teeth made of the best material, and 'warranted as good as the best. janl8-t&- Ceo. M. Dakin M. D. Physician and Surgeon, (Successor to Dr. A. Teegarden.) ' LAPORTE, INIX ' Dr. Dakin gives especial attention to the treat ment of Chronic Diseases and Diseases of womem Ha believes that disease is debility importance of vitality; that causes of disease are depressing" and lower vital power; ana, tneretore, selects sucn rem cdias as restore and strengthen vital functions, and give a better renewal of life. He gives nothing to poll down, to redncs, to prostrate; but brings to bear every influence that tends to build up and strengthen. Consultations free. Correspondence requested. Send stamp for circular, or can and sea 1 mariy JVIJSEJLLAN EOUS. McCURDHOUSE SOUTH side P. Ft. 4 C. R. W., Wanatah, Ind. Frank McCurdy, Proprietor. Convenient and extensive accommodations. 34tf J E. Moore, j. West. Moore &. West, Manufacturers and dealers in AX HELVES and Pick and Hammer Handles. Cash for good helve timber. Orders solicited. 31tf. PLYMOUTH, IND. C. L. BRINK, PLYMOUTH, IND., PROPRIETOR OF THE PLYM outh X-laiiiing jMill, and dealer in Lumber, Lath, Walnut Bed Stuff, &c., South of the P. Ft. W. & C. R. R., also, manufac turer of Mouldings, Brackets, and Scroll work of all kinds and patterns, at prices more than 60 per cent below the Chicago and Milwaukee rates. And the work is warranted to be inferior to none. jvl3yl EXCHANGE BANK BUCK & TOM, Plymouth, Indiana. WE 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 Credit and draw drafts direct on our correspondents in over 150 cities in Europe. t-OFFICE IN OUR HARDWARE Store, No. 9 Michigan st. july20tf NUSSBAUM& MAYER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL OX TIIE EAST SIDE OF MICHIGAN ST PLYMOUTH, IND K EEP EVERYTHING OF THE best iimli!v in their line. lii'h t;..- nm. p..-e to sell i he un.st reaoua,lde terms. They ill buy all kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE, HIDES AND PELTS, or which they til pay the hijihestmKrkrt prica in cash. Fur beini: msi a Bpp-ialty at thin houie. all per F.mri lm bring th.jir Cnun. .Mnfkrat, 0p.mauin. Mrik, tier, nd ntlicr Fm ran tt-n! assured that they will receive the highest, cash jii ice. oclli-ui(i. What I Know About Trimming. t-ince the days of our Rrandmorhers, there has never beer snch a raire for trimmings upon ladies' dresses and suits a I nis year; and the most popu lar is the so Uled French fold, made liom bias material, put upon the dress in a variety of stvies 1 o trim dresses at the present iliiy without the vari ous Sewing .Machine attachments" would be an im posibility. A young man in Chicago has just invented an improvement for all Sewing Machines, with which to put on the fold as fast and as easily as an ordi nary hem can be made. The same 'implement is also a practical Binder and good Hemmer. It is being made and sold by the Leslie fluffier Company, and is a valuable addition to the Sewing Machine. It is called Koming's French Trimmer! and will be sold by all Sewing Machine Agents. C'AjVw;7" Krminj Vast. Lesue Rufflek Co. S4S Wabash Av. Chilli. W. D. CAMERON MERCHANT TAILOR ASI) DEALEh IN CLOTHS, VESTINGS, CasMiaeres, Trimmings. Etc., He is aiso getting up clothing in the newest and best styles. All work warranted to give satisfaction. Cutting done on the shortest notice John S. Bender's Reliable Insurance, NORTH MISSOURI Assets 0vero;$90,000. Home Columbus; Ohio, Cash Assets, $S71,000. FRANKLIN, INDIANA, Capital $500,000, neither of which is affected by the Bos- io lire. Policies issued in the above sterling and reliable Companies at fair and equita ble rates. JOHN S. BENDER, Agent. Plymouth, Indiana. REAL ESTATE" FOR SALE. MARSHALL COUNTY. Lot 5T in the original Plat of Plymouth, Ind. This contains a commodious residence with almost every convenience attached: and is one of the most desirable places to live in Town and is offered for sale for cash in hand at $1000 less than its real val ue. Also the East half of lot 115 with a convenient little frame residence will be sold cheap. ST. JOSEPH CO., IND. A fine improved farm of 120 acres with orchard almost every convenience except Barn, situated lx miles from Walkerton. There is on this farm a 1 v story frame house in good repair and will be sold ata bargain. n43-tf JOHN SCHULTHEISS,. XAHlTFAOTrBSB OF Oak, Harness, Upoer Kip and Calf Leather, MiojiaAH Street, Plymouth, Indiana. CHighes Cash price paid lo Hides and Pete. prU-tf THE SNOW STORM. Drifts from Fifteen to Twenty Feet Dee Railroads Blockaded in Minnesota. Iowa and Wisconsin Ijst in the Snoto and Frozen to Death. Special Telegram Dubuque, Iown, Jan. 12. The snow drifts on the Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railroad are from fcve hundred to two thousand feet in length and have a depth of from five to fifteen feet. A earnr of forty men v.'orking from Mona southward, for the tnree days past, have not yet reached St. Ansgar, seven miles distant. It is estimated it will take a force of four or five hundred men a week, if not longer, to open the road, working day and night. The Sioux City and St. Paul Road ex pect to have the road open in ten days. The snow-drifts in the cuts are. from five to eight feet deep. One passenger train lays at Sibley, two freight trains at Shel don, and a pasenger train at St. James. It is thought the road will be open from Lemars to Sibley by to-morrow. The body of an unknown man was found, frozen to death, at Nicolet last night. Two teams were found, frozon to death, netr AVorthington, Minn. One of ihc drivers was found yesterday badly frozen, witli no hopes of his recovery. The other driver has not been heard from. A. O. Jenkins, foreman of the Ohio Bridge Company, of Cleveland, was fro zen to death between Sibley and Rock Rapids while riding in the stage. The drivtr and the other passengers escaped with slight injuries. A young couple, living near Lemars, had been to Sioux City to get married. When returning home they were overta ken by the storm and got lost. They let the team go, turned the sleigh box over, and got under it for protection. At the end of two days Uiey came out safe and sound. The Central Railroad of Iowa is so bad ly blocked by snow between Ackley and North wood that it will take several days to open the road. A train started south from Ackley for Marshalltown, last night, with but small prospect of get ting through South of Marshalltown the road is block and it will take a week or ten days, with much labor, to open it. A train consist ing of an engine and two caboose cars was thrown from the track by a broken rail, wear Ackley, in trying to get. through the drills. The cars now stands, several i were on the train, who escaped without injury. The Milwaukee and St. Paul road, from Mason City, Friday morning, -reached Charles City, thirty miles distant, Satur day night. Drifts on the northern branch are esti mated to be from live to twenty feet deep. The main line of the Illinois Central road is now open the whole length to Sioux City. The Dubuque and Southwestern Suc ceeded in opening thier road to Cedar Rrpids to-day, as did also the Des Moines Valley Road, a train from Des Moines reaching Fort Dodge this afternoon being the first since Monday last. The weath er has greatly moderated to-night, and a steady drizzling rain has set in. Milwaukee Wris., Jan. 12. A St. Paul dispatch says: The great storm of the past week has resulted in many fatal cas ulties in this State. It was entirely un precedented in its severity, and was so blinding that persons pe?ished within a few rods of succor if they had known in what direction to go. Three brothers, Charles, John, and Stephen O'Neil, and ;Thomas and Michel Halden, each with two horse teams, started for Wilnier with wheat on Tuesday. They were found on Friday about ten miles out, two of the O'Nei'.s and one of the Holdens frozen to death in the sleighs. The others -were alive, but will scarcely survive. Five ox teams in the vicinity were fro zen to death, and the drivers are supposed to have abandon ed them aud perished. A man was frozen to death by losing his way while going from the depot to the tank house at Herman Station, on the St Paul and Pacific Railroad. A school bov near New Ulm undertook to go home, but lost his way, and his body was found eight miles distant. A man was found yesterday near St. Peter, frozen. A good many other cases will undoubtedly be heard of. The wind blew the snow so it was impossible to see a foot in advance, and the storm came so suddenly that it caught persons out, and they perished be cause unable to find the way. W will aenrl a rnnr nf i.. i. .. - ..... v JA panti, tuc MiBRTHtT. Pr.TTT.TV PcnmiTn... 1 . . ..m vowtAa, auu u copy of "Peter? Musical Monthly" for one ycai iir ujr vug eeuuijjg us $4.UU. UUr paper speaks for itself, and the value of Peters' Musical Monthly," from the fact vuai, every uuuscrioer gets about sixty sonsrs. Duets, and Chorn ty to sixty Piano pieces, worth at least Sorry we eould not attend the splendid supper, at the Parker House last Thurs day evening.. Mr: Dodge will please ac cept our regrets ; we promise to be there next time, provided,. &c.- Those who were there had a jolly time and plenty to eat. . That Lost Tribe. In these perilous times it is well to be particular. A poet once intimated that there was nothing in a name, and insist ed that a rose would smell just as sweet if called something else ; but he evident ly did not understand himself. Last win ter an appropriation was asked for a tribe of Indians called the "Teton Sioux;" $500,000 was voted by Congress, and $300,000 of this has been expended. Some lurid genius discovered a short time since, however, that in Indian vocabulary there was no such tribe a'5 the Teton Sioiix, and thereupon indignations welled the ih- soms of the Confederate patriots. That money should be paid to savages without know ing their proper designation was hor rible, and it Was lreily intimated that those having the disbursements of this money had put it into their pockets. The changes have been rung on this Indian business, and charges of embezzlement preferred, when the writer knew as little about the actual truth as t hey did about legislation of New Zeland. The fact is there has never been any reason for sup posing that any portion of this money has been misapplied. It was plainly sta ted at the time the appropriation Mas made that the true name of this tribe of Indians was not positively known. They were generally called Teton Sioux, under this name the money was appropriated. When the bill was under discussion in the Senate, Senator AVindom spoke ot them as follows: "I have no affection for these Indians ; but I have some regard for the peonle of Montara, and if there is any possibility of keeping these Indians quiet 6y feeding tliem, 1 am in favor of doing it rather than attempting to -fight them again. '"Sir, wc had a little experience in our efforts to punish these same tribes of In dians in 1864 and 186.). after the massacre in Minnesota. The military authorities sent a large expedition into the north western region to punish tiiein, to brinsr them into subjection. Sir, what was the result of this large expenditure of over $8,003,000? The estimate of the result of the labor shows that about one Indian was killed for $2,000 expended, if I recol lect the statement an -lit. I am not in favor of that sort of expenditure. "There is such a tribe as the Teton Sioux so named. I do not know wheth er "Teton" is the proper name; but there are about 12,000 of these Indians congre gated from all .hn various tribes of Sioux in and around Fort Peck. Whether "Te ton" be the proper name or not, I do not know; and I think the Indians will not stand upon ki iiiine." At the same tim3 Senator Ramsey ad dijd his Testimony as follows. Mr. Ramsey I simply wish to sav one word in vindication of this ancient desig nation of the Sioux Indians, Teton. It is as old, the Senator from Illinois w ill find, as any of our Indian treaties with the Sioux. The Teton Sioux were known to the earliest French voyagers and mission aries who came into the Northwest, and from these earliest days the far Western Sioux west of the Minnussota River wer; designated as Teton Sioux. Thev among themselves described themselves as the seventh great council fire." No one doubts that these Senators un derstood what they were talking about, or that there is a tribe called, whether propsrly or otherwise, the Teton Sioux. We Lave as little doubt that the money appropriated for them has been properly expended, and the vague and indirect charges made against the parties having the distribution of it is in keeping with the other reckless statements regarding the public business. The letter of our special correspondent this morning throws additional light upon the matter, and ex plains whatever of mystery has enveloped it. Inter Ocean. A Kappy Family; There are but few places which can boast of a "happy family," such as we have witnessed in our midst the first week of the new year. There was the father, a trrav hairerl man nf snmp. unrontir -n.ir.too O J w.wu.J " 1 11 .1 arraigned before Esq. Freeman's court J -i' J V i 1 1 . auu uneu oy a jury two aouars ana a half for choking a beloved daughter a poor widow who had the presumtion to ask him to pay a small debt which she declar ed he justly owed her. Then we had a dutiful son, who had been brought up in the fear and admonition of the Lord? hunting the father witb the declared in tention of taking his life for poisoning, as he avered, his deceased mother ; then we had the affectinate father in hot pur suit of his first born, the idol of his heart., with a double barrelled shot gun willing to make a bleeding sacrifice for the good of the country, and to cap the climax, the old sinner suing out a peace warrant and claiming the protection of the law, or probably, desiring the solitary confine ment of his hopeful son ia prison who it was conjectured by the court had forgot en "to honor his father and mother" and enjoy the blessing of the first command ment with a promise. If just such another "happy family" can be found we would like to see them stirred up with a long pole. Winamac Democrat. MUSIC GIVEN AWAY We will order "Peters' Musical Monthly" t o be sent for one year to any one who will send us five subscribers to our paper, the Marshall County Republican. Think of it ! You can get at least Sixty Beauti ful Songs, Duets, and Choruses, and from fifty to sixty Piano pieces, worth at least $40, by sending us five subscribers to our paper. We club the New York Weekly Times with the Republican for $3,25, or the Serai-Weekly Times for $4,75 ' Bourbon Ind, Jan. 6, 1872. Editor Republican : Dear Sir. I see that the Republican of the 2nd inet., is again bountifully supplied with corres pondence from this place. The lull that succeeded my artrete' of the 13th ult., in the Republican, led me to tmppo.se that your pair of correspondents had "thrown up the sponge",' or were dilligently searching to find who' Dogbeiry" might be, and their contributions to your last issue convinces me, they have made the discovery and like him, they want it rem berked &c, &c. Now Mr. Editon, I certainly do not desire a controversy with any one, and especially at this time as I am busy as the "undertaker.' I will in con clusion, however, refer vour "serene ficti tious correspondent" to the' fifth chapter of .e-cclesiastes, third verse and last sentence thereof, and reccomuiend that he read the whole book, and he will see "Mirror Re flections" to his heart's content And as Samavill has ceased to be a "fictitious correspondent" we will let him talk as ; his ancesler of old did, to Balaam1. Respectfully, II. BARNABY. Murder Trial at Ft. Wayne. The Ft. Wayne Journal, of last Satur day, gives the following particulars of the Hibbler murder case, which is now be ing tried in that city : The case of the State againsi, Louis tubbier, indicted for the murder of Eliz abeth Hibbler, his wife, has been on trial during the week, in the Allen Criminal Circuit Court, Judge Breckenridge presi ding. The circumstances attending the murder are subtanlially as follows: Hib bler was an employee in the Bass foundry and resided in the east pur! of Vhe city On the 21st day of September last, ho went to his house towards evening and had a quarrel with his wife. He took a loaded rifle and shot her in the shoulder, from which she died in a few days. -.Thtr state ment made by Mrs. Hibbler at the St Jo seph hospital the day after the shooting lh" Prnce of her husband, the Shcritt, and others, was substantially as follows, as related by Col. Zollinger: She said to her husband : "There, you can see what you have done to me." Her hus band said : "You don't pretend to say that I did this on purpose." She said : I know I have to die, I shall tell the truth and nothing but the truth." She talked English and he talked German He requested her to talk German, saying it was not necessary for everybody to un dcrstand it. She said again, she 'did not cxpec to live, and wanted even body to hear what she had to say.. She said he was intoxicated at the time, which hu de nied und said he had only drank two glass es of beer that afternoon; she said- "I asked you to come to supper; you would not do it, as you wanted another drink It was either the second of third time, and when you came, you picked up the gun ...... m m i at.- iuu anu snot, ana that s the ; last tluntr I knew of it. rio i. ' sent the boys after whisky, but they had not returneu until after the shootin" was done It appeared from other testimony that Mrs. Hibbler w lu-r i,oK.,,i, - ---- ...i juiiuu o act- oud wife; that Hibbler was frequently in-! toxicaied and cruelly treated her. The i uiai is suu progressing. The New Assessment Law A bill llH-a TUatnl lfl. TT . f , - uuw umises oi our Legislature mating a radical change in the manner of assessing property. The bill is so lengthy that at present we can refer to but a tew features of it. The property or railroad companies ex- CeDt track M1 n.ll.'r.n. . I. . , . '""'"5 siwn, IS to oe assessed in each county. The track and rnlhrnr ctr.L- ,..:ii v. , . o. 7 ar , uc "ssessea Dy tne State Board, which consists of the Stat j omcers. All personal property is to be valued at Us fair cash value, and each tract or lot of real property is to be valued at its fair cash vahie estimated would bring at a voluntary sale. Personal property shall be lis'ed be tween the first rluT, of A J1 J -L r . rla.r P T T J UU fflf nrSl ciay ot June each year, when required by the Assessor, and with reference to the quantity held owned on the first day of April in the year foi which the property is required to be listed. Persona? prop erty purchased or acquired on the first dav of Anril shall i j i . 1 itfju uy or lor tne person purchasing or acquiring it. All real property in the State, subject tO taxation nnlur . . J . mo aci, including real !haiieevmingtaxable for the firsf time, snail be listed anrl aeuoii. .i . 1 vL Jq8 theof the Assessor for the litK r ' aad every two yfcar thereafter, Ji ifInoe.ta th amount owned on the first dav nf Ari-;.i e . . . . ,. -' vi lire currem year, including all property purchased on that Til p nwnoi. 4. . . . . ., i-iuijeriy on me nrst day of April, in-any year, sin 11 be liable for the ta.YPS rf tKut rn. . , " .,;tali i Lie uurcnaser or property on the-first day of April shall be considered as the owner on that day lhe Assessor shall, also, between the first day of April and the first day of June, takea lut f t.Ki ' "l j' v "Aauie pciauuai prop- thZir 1S,COUnand assesses the value thereof as in tf.t -j-j , . , v"i provmeu, or may hereafter be provided by law J ii a year which the real property is Sfand assessed the personal property shall be assessed at the same time such SSSES? 18 asse88ed' fey the 8ame person or persons. Until tha n.an 1 . Suciai election in 1874 n ?SQty A8sessor shall bo elected, foil win APPraisers elected S aLTsoS Si! " A.,,J:. ' ". """ wubcuv OI me TWftro appomt dePut"- South Bend our friends interest themselves a little in procuring subscribers for the Re publican. Each one of our anWW,. can u they try, induce at least two of tiieirmenastotake the paper. A little encouragement of this kind- Will- be a great help to us. Leath ot Ex-Emperor Napo leon m. 2.t-Emperer ' Napoleorf IIT, died" at Chisselhurst, dear LondSn'. on Thursday last. He was about to undergo a surgi cal operation1 tot a disease which has been for a long' time considered liable to cause his death at any time. Weather moderated Saturday, not enough to damage the sleiehins : but iust enough to nuke a good sleighride enjoya ble. Our citizens improved the occasion) Sunday the saoW began to melt. The livery stabie teams and all others, we should judge, from the merry jingle of sleigh-bells, were employed by the jolfr sleigh-riding parties. Our citizens should use every precau tion to prevent the spread of small-nox in our midst. It is reported tat several members of the family, where the first case occurred, are now down with tie loatat sonie disease. Elageratcd reports are al ready in circulation of the prevalence of the disease. WTe are credibly informel that no case has occurred in any but tfc one house, in Plymouth. The Warsaw Union editor, refuses to be comforted. He voluntarly withdraws from the Editorial Association, on account of a little joke of ours. We should grieve lo think that we had been the cause of his withdrawal, if such had been the case ; but that cannot be. He evidently had some other reason, if any. The Union says : "It is a huge joke indeed, for a half doz en papers to perpetrate a malignant slan -der upon an editor, by charging him with being drunk, and being under tbe care of a peace officer," &c. The Union creates the impression in the above quoted paragraph, that we had charged his brother, the editor of the Me sender with "being drunk and under the charge of peace officer ;" for which there is not tho slightest foundation- in truth. We have respect for the editior's s-nsr-tive nerves; but none fcr his perversion1 of truth. We took exception to the course of the Plymouth Republican, followed by oth er papers unfriendly to the Valparaiso McHsenaer. in eivinsr nubliMtv tr a li in tended to injure a brother edhoi, concoct- eu, ana piannea, wnue the Association? was in session. Warsatc Union. One would naturally think that a geiy tlcmanwhois so sesitive or nonsensi cal as to write the above paragraph' could not consistently remain in the Edi torial Association. As there is no truth' in th.e Union's assertions.we are unable to account for his conduct. He certainly never read our article or he wilfully and knowingly misrepresents us. The Associatiou attended to its legiti mate business, for the benefit of its mem bers. Mr.- Samuel Tinsspll nmv ho rlft nrlwr upon to do just what he says he will. Hp promisea to onng us a load ot good woor?, aud he did it. Rochester,, Sentinel. Isn't he lonesome, all alone down there in Rochester? He ought to come to Plymouth, and keep our man company. We forgot to call, attention to Mrs. Derrer's Dry Goods and Millinery 8tore, last week. She has bought Mrs. Will iamson's goods, and added a very nice new stock to it. Call and see her, two ' doors South of Duke's Drugstore. Finger amputating goes bravely on in South Bend. An employee in the 8tu debaker works, (familiarly known as Scotty) had the middle finger of his left' hand cut off a few days ago while oiling a machine. Adam Bertsehes, a German, aged about 35 years, committed suicide, in South Bend, on Wednesday 8th insti, by drink ing water which had been impregnated" with phosphorus by dissolving matches." A young lady refusing to receive his at tentions caused the fatal act. The Pleiades Club of South Bend, gavt' a musical and literary entertainment, on' Friday evening, January 3d, for the bene fit of the South Bend Benevolent Society.- lhe entire receipts were $234.75. Evans & Patterson, keep their shop welt1 supplied with fresh meat for their custo mers. Buffalo meat and venison are c-eii: erally to be found on their bloclt.- The investigation by Congress into the." alleged fraudulent distribution to mem bers of Congress of stock in te' credit' Mobilier Company, is not likely to estate lish anything against the honor or digui ty of Vice President Colfax, or the Vitft' President elect, Henry WUson, and tHere' is not the shadow of any testiLtloily against speaker Blain-. ' The Odd Fellows of Biasker Hill, Mi ami county, held fair and festival daring tbe holidays, which netted the lodge in that place, over $700: No boat riding oa Yellow RiTer for more than two weeks. Pink mosquito bars are out of IV ltlon. , It is- reported that another Charitj Concert will be given soon.