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JOHN MILLIKAN, Editor and Publisher. PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, IND., FEBRUARY 20, 1873. Vol. XVnNo.15. ATTORNEYS. . B. CHANET. O. E. RICHARDSON. Chaney & Richardson, A TTORXETS AT LAW and KEAL ESTATE il Agents, Plymouth, Ind. Office in Cor- oin's Block. Will practice m Marshall and ad joining Counties. tf.J NOTARIES PUBLIC. AMASA JOHNSON. VTOTARY Public, Attorney, Counselor at Law, Authorized War Claim Agent, Plymouth, Ind, Ke pedal attention given to the settlement, of Es tate, Conveyancing, and the collection of Soldiers' "C'aims for Pensions, Bounty, Back Pav, and all olSer War Claims. Office on Michigan street, over Back & loan's Hardware Store. 34tf R. D. LOCAn7 ATTORNEY AT LAW and Notary Public Pat Offioe Brownlee's Block, over Becker's Store, Pymouth, Ind. Collections a speciality. jyl3yl ED. S. FISH, Attornov 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, Meal Estate, and Collecting Agent, KNOX, STARK CO., INDIANA., WU"L t01!1 in aU the cnrts of Stark, Marshall and Kosciusko, Counties. The pay ment of Non-residenta taxes promptly attended to. iel3 COBIK- jTd7eVelL. CORBIN & DARNELL, A TTOKNEYS AT LAW. Will Practice in Mar XV shall and adjoining Counties, in everv Court when called udou. All huain.. v. i i Offlee in Corbin's block, second flo7,r, ! mouth, Ind. jun29-ly M. A. O. PACKARD, A TTORXEV at Law and Notary Public. Room onty,indSalt0ny B'Ck' 3I JOHN S. BENDER, NOTARY Public, attorney at law, and War claim arrent. Office Rslnmi. ri....i, ti mouth, Ind. A. C. & A. B. CAPRON, ATTOREEYS COUNSELLORS. Real Estate and Collecting Agenta, Plymouth, In d are practicing In the law court of Marshall and adioiu! inS co.ntles, and will give prompt attention to "ll legal business eatrustod to them. General coUect- '"p50" i"r ortnern Indiana and Southern T j -..tuta cBimes auu ffuardianshiDt lteedt, mortgages, and other contracts dra"vn PUp J. C. 61BOR51. W. B. HESS, NOTARY PUBLIC OSBORNE & HESS, A TnT?fR-XYS, k laW' wiU a,tend Promptly to all j. V professional busim.-ss entrusird to them" Par ticular attention given to real estate business, titles examined and quited. Collections made and promptly remitted. Office on Michigan Street a lew doors north of the Parker Hu4 llyoth J. O. A. S. D. PARKS. A TTOKNEYS, Counsellors at Law, Xotarii JnblT,c'"l Authorized War Claim Agan Bourbon Tnrf Fan.,..! - j . b " Notaries, Bonrbon Ind. Fjin-il .tii.Z i.. .1 .C-"f -tlement of Estate rnnvv B'-J' "tion of Soldiers' Claims for P.-nRi,,... R,.n 3ack Paj and all other War Claiu 34tf ptrmcANs. H. C. FRENCH. M. D. ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN i SURGEON, (late Professor of Physiology in the Bennett MeH cal College, Chicago) anil Ex Snivenu of the I' S Army, has permanently located iii Hoham's N-w' Building, on Laporte Sireet, Plvmnuth, Indiana, tor the purpose of practicing Medicine and Surm rv in accordance with the prm.-.iples of modern Eckx ticism. special attention to Chronic diseases aud surgery Medicines supplied in all cas(-s. (Lod ang in office ) Office hours 9 to 12 c'clock, a. m. ami S to o'clock P. M. ulHly W. JACOBY, M. D. fHYSKliS A.D OPEKITIVE SURGEOX, Treats all diseases according to the most improved d scientific plans. Special attention given to Chronic Diseases, Dis aaes of Females, Deformities, &c.; and perform all operations in Surgery. Office aud residence on MicLigan Street, third v.001-, sonth of the Parker House, cjarly opposite the Bank, Plymouth, Ind. im A. C XATI-HETTI, . D. 8. FRANCE, M. D. ORS. MATCHETTE & FRANCE. 1JHYSICIANS & SURGEONS, BOURBON, IND. . 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 alwavs open And one doctor In constant attendance no-io. DR. J. S. LELAND, PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Argos, Indiana, at tends to all calls promptly. nv29vl4 T. A. BORTON M.D, HAS removed to his new residence, one door south of his former dwelling, on the east side ot 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 Jsatroua Oxide (or Laughing Gas). Teeth; from one tooth to a full sett, so cheap that the rich and poor can ail get them. Office open all day except juonuays ana Tuesdays. l3f C. R. REYNOLDS M. D, REGULAR Physician and Operative Surgeon, of fers hit professional services to the citizens of Plymouth 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 HOLLOW AY, DEISTTIST, OFFCE IN BALCONY BLOCK, LAPORTE, INDIANA- Taath extracted with the most approved inatru Beota. . . Tth filled in a professional manner. Foil sets of teeth made of the best material, and warranted aa good as tfce best janl8-t. Coo. M. Dakin M. D. Physician and Surgeon, (Successor to Dr. A. Teegarden.) LAPORTE, IND. ' B. Ealrin gives especial attention to the treat rtnt ot Chronic Disease and Diseases of women. He beliavee-that disease is debility importance of vitality: that causes of disease are depressing and lower vita) power; and, therefore, selects such rem edies as restore and strengthen vital functions, and totter renewal of life. He gives nothing to poll downv to reduce, to prostrate; bnt brings to bear every taflpance that tends to build np and strengthen.' 4dasultations free. Correspondence reauested. Sesd stamp for circular, or call and see SnOfflMinTSavidson'. New Marble Front Build- M'nm 'mttOt$. '. McCUrDY HOUSE. SOUTH side P. Ft. & C. R. W., Wanatah, Ind. Frank McCurdy, Proprietor. Convenient and extensive accommodations. 34 tf E. Moore. J. West. Moore & West, Manufacturers and dealers in AX HELVES and Pick and Hammer Handles. Cash for good helve uiuuer. vruers soiiciteu. 3ltf. PLYMOUTH, IND, C. L. BRINK, PLYMOUTH, IND., . PROPRIETOR OF THE PLYM uuth Plaining Mill, aud dealer in Lumber, Lath, Walnut Bed Stuff, &c, soutn ot the P. Ft. W. SCR. R., also, manufac turer of Monldinsrs. Brackets, and Srmll rt f all kinds and patterns, at prices more than 80 oer K..1 . .... l. . . in.: i : i i , . . v iiiv iiv u ouu miiwsuKee rates. And the work is warranted to be inferior to none. jvl3yl EXCHANGE BANK OF BUCK Ac TOAi, Plymouth, Indiana. WE BUY AND SELL Foreign and Domestic Exchange. We receive Deposits mvnhlR on inand, 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 lou cities in Europe. E-OFFICEIX OUR HARDWARE 010 re, o. a jiicmgan st. july20tf NUSSBAUM& MAYER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ON THE EAST SIDE OF MICHIGAN ST. PLYMOUTH, IND KEEP EVERYTHING OF THE beat quality in their line, which they pro- pot to (-!! .in the moot reasonable will buy all kinds of terma. They COUNTRY PRODUCE, HIDES AND PELTS, or which they til pay the hifcbestmarket pries in cttsh. r nrs ueinR made a upwialtT at this bonw. all per sona who bring thoir Coou, Muskrat, Oppoemmi, Mink, cttpr, mid other Furo can fcel assured that receive tne niguest. cash price. octl;:-nit. What I Know About Trimming. Since the days of our grandmothers, there has never been such a rase for trimmings upon ladies' drosses and smrs as th year, and the most popu lar is the so called French told, made from bias, material, put upon the dress in a variety of styles. 1 o mm dresses at the present dav without the vari ous Sowing Machine aitachmonta would be an im posibility. A youiig man in Chicago has just invented an improvement tor all Sewiug 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 als a practical B.-ut'er an.! jjood Henuncr. It is being made and sold bv the Leslie Ruffler Company, and is a valuable addition to the Sewing Machine. It is called Koiuhigs French Trimmer, and will he sold by all Sewing Machine Agents. CJtOrf7 J-'rimii'tt Ftsi, Leslie Rupplzu Co. 64s Wabash A v. Chilli. J ohn S. Bender's Reliable Insurance, NORTH MISSOURI Asset: 0vero;$900,000. Home Columbus. Ohio. Cash Assets, FRANKLIN. $iS71,00O. INDIANA. Capital $500,000, neither of which is affected by the Bos to fire. Policies issued in the above sterling and reliable Companies at fair and equita- bl T&t6S JOHN S. BENDER, Agent. Plymouth, Indiaia. 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 ard is offered for sale for cash in haad at $1000 less taan 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 iarm of 120 acres with orchard almost every convenience except Bam, situated ljf miles from Walkertou. There is on this farm a IX ory frame house in good repair and will be sold a bargain. n43-tf at Best Tiling in the West. Atchison,Topeka& Santa FcR. R. THREE MILLION ACRES Situated in and ncir the Arkansas Valley, the Fi nest Portion of Kansas! Eleven years' Credit. Seven per Cent. In terest 22 ier cent, reduction to set tlen who improve. A FEEE PASS TO LAUD BUYERS THE FACT3 atout this Grant are Low Prices, Long Credit, and a Rebate to settlers of nearly one fourth; a Rich Sol, and Splendid Climate; short and mild Winters; early planting, an no wintering of stock; plenty of Rainfall, and just at the season; Coal, Stone and Brick on tie line; Cheap Bate on Lumber, Coal, &c;no lands owned by Speculators; Homesteads and Pte-emtioos now abundant; a first class Railroad on tie line of a great Through Route Products will pay fcr Land and Improvementa. It is the best opportunity ever offered to the pub lic, through the rectnt comfietion of the road... For Circulars and generd information, address A. E. TOUZAtXN. Vanage) Land dept, nl0-3mo: i Topeka, Kan. I the Trilth be Known. Let the truth be known. It has been in part concealed, and in part revealed. The Resolutions as published in the Democrat: Resolved, That we tender our thanks to Prof. Clarke, for the satisfactory manner in t which he hs fulfilled his contract wi h us, in the delivery of a course of geological lectures ; that we express our confidence ia him as a gentleman, and in his ability as a geologist, and that we com mend him and hiseourse of lectures to the attention of all lovers of science, and in tellectual culture. Revolted. That the aarreement of Pr.)f. Clarke, made at the beginning of the course, has been lully periormea on his part : that the lectures have been enter taining and instructive in a high degree ; and that we approve of the course of the lecturer in avoiding all sectarian and theo logical discussions. The following resolution, offered by C. H. Reeve, Esq., with a request that all who had met Prof. Clarke in the social circle, should vole thereon, was passed. Revolted, That during his stay among us, I'roi. Clarke has commanded our re spect and admiration, not only as a lec turer on geology, but as a genial gentle man of social qualities and rare abilities to amuse and instruct gatherings, in the parlor as well as the lecture room ; and we view the close of his lectures and the time of his departure with regret. Ve be speak for him a hearty welcome wherever he may go. Do j'ou ? Let us see! " V ere the Reso lutions passed unanimously ?" Is the en tire course of his lectures to be command ed ? Is it true that "we bespeak for him a hearty welcome wherever he may, go?" It is true so far as a part of the subscribers are concerned, and a minority of the hear ers. Some of the subscribers did not vote for the first resolution. Others who had met him socially, though invited, could not vote for the resolution as presented at the close of his lectures. "He has rare abilities to amuse and instruct gatherings, in the parlor as well as the lecture room," and is therefore more dangerous to socie ty, when using these for his avowed pur pose. Is it not ridiculous as well as wick ed, to commend his attacks on the Bible, and his endorsement of Darwin, on the "origin of man." Some say : "We did not endorse his infidel deductions, aud his Darwinian views, nor his open attack on theology and the clergy. We only, en dorsed his geological lectures." Until it cfcn be shown that his affirmation at vari ous points from commencement to ending of every lecture, are not a part of his lec tures, it is impossible for a person to vote for the resolutions as worded, and not commend them his course, and the ac tion of those who offered them, and im partial judges will so decide. In his I'ree Lecture, which occurred Sunday evening, Jan. 5th, (and which was only a deceitful bait for the public car;) he presented creation, (not evolution) in the following thoughts, in substance, if not exact quotation : The, sublime account opens in Genenk, &c. Man was placed iu a btiautiful garden to keep and dress it, dc. How does this agree with subsequent remarks. 'We have already had real "fhe sublime account son to change the clerical opens in Genesis, fcc notions that man was lit-Man was placed in a gar tie less than an archan-(den, to keep and dress it" opment, and not special creation." B"Reason to change (Clarke's Lecture, on ttoffiIrto?S origin of man .quotation Sooo?uUonT ' and endorsed by him.) j is anatomically the sameearth ai as the monkey "Mon-?U8 make ma?tnuV lyn Hehfnbm!8- "v """ after o w "An old female monkey . c r.j provided one." (autht4pman in "That old female mnJmke7a?,!ma8e l K. j iZZ-iT"; "l uuu; ib man an image Ay fn tdS;-flf monkey:. RathS v, k i r i Hues ii ul uub utK.e man l?JhlSSte m materialistic a. uiuu saw a mnn-u a i - . i . . flies off the key." 1""v lflea. WhfWt lnri'a ivealed truth takes us.) "If we are descended 'What is man that thou from the monkey, we are' from the old world mon-i art mindful of him, and the Son of man that thou Hey." vutfed aim? t or thou hast made him a Utile lower than UheangeU." (Psa. 8th, 4. 5.) We have not been able Natural History, classses to explore to find the man as the Bimana from extinct fossil to show. I tne lattin, bis, twice, and manus, a hand, meaning two handed, and man only would rather believe I was a descendant from the monkey, than a lump of is included, in this order of classification of the rea ciay." "It matters not, whether The monkey as Quadru- man imu a man, or mon key. It matters not untUl mana. From the Latin. quadra, four manus, hand, meaning four handed. he was a man. It matters not until Godi gave him a moral life of this time, we have no 'Primeval man, possessed that clear balance of fac ulties, which exempts him proof. (from being properly call As man evolved from ed a barbarian." barbarism, he selected (The Primeval man.) "And the Lord God form sometmng to . ear. ae found seed and then heard the first whispers of na ture, that something ed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed in to his nostrils the rreath would come from tnat of life, and man became a &c." (living soul." (Gen. 2. 7.) I have quoted this much by contrast, and to show how far Ms bait agreed with the deductions he made aftewards to those of whom he wished to make a meal. Also, to show wherein he disagrees with science, natural history, and revelation. The point of contrast in natural history and Hux ley's Anatomy, ia only an incident in our outward nature, and that only in the hand. It touches not the divine image, which supernaturaUy constituted the primus homo. ',. ' ' " Moreover, man's anatomical, structure not only differs with the lower creation ; but Ids superiority is measureless in even this little particular of the hand. Let any one examine the hand and foot, and ana lyze them, and compare with, them any monkey, living or dead, as to form and de sign, and then draw his conclusion as to Clarke's false deduction. Please my friendly resoluters, read a few lines in "The Reason Why" of Natural History, before you commend "him, (J. "W. Clarke,) and his course of lectures to the attention of all lovers of science aud intellectual culture." It will take a bigger fish story than any cited to us on the evening of February 9th, to show much similarity in design or use. According to J. "YV Clarke's teach, ng, the couplet (possibly older thai he, from whom the gentleman takes his cue as the monkey story is okler) fitly rep resents the monkey saying of bis descend ants: , '-All these aTe ours, and 1 with pleasure see, Man strutting ou two legs, and opting me." DHYDEN.) As I was called in question for not choos ing to endorse the social teachings of J. W. Clarke so far as I heard them.I submit one ol his deductions made in the presence of friends as sufficient reason,at least to my mind, why I could not. On the occasion I allude to. it was remarked that there was a strange transformation from the tadpole to the frog. The Professor took up the subject, and said : "That is not strange at all. In the enibryo, we are nothing but tails. At a later period noth but but head and tail as the reptilie, and we are all born with tails." I asked : Do youthiuk any physician or naturalist, will endorse your statement. He answer ed : I think the naturalist will. It was a.sked : "Can there be a tail without ver tebra?" Has anything ever been seen in earth, air or sky of this kind? Do you think all the nature in the world, alists with aid of evolution, can produce such a thing ? He answered they might. Who does not see this strange mixing of "cere bral, cranium, tail braiu power:" Evolu- tioa, from monkey to man, leads to un- commenduble conclusion Again : I could not endorse the theory of a larger crani um as evidence of advanced intelligence as to man and the lower animals. The Professor affirmed socially, and in his lectures, that the cranium was the evidence of soul and braiu power, and this was evolution. His argument in the last lecture, was : "Now I will refer evolution to braiu pewer. For the first time, we detect it in the terliaries. The brainpower of the mammals are very much superior in the terttaries. We know it from the cra nium. '.Then, on to the "present, increase of brain power in evolution in e very decade The brain power of Europe, was not once what it is to day." Why not endorse all of this? Let any one ask W Later what is meant by a de cade, and take some of the past decades aud ask, uaderstandingly the question. Whether the brain power of to day is su perior to soaie decades of the past. Then remember, it istiue, that the first, or ear liest "human skull geology has found, was that of a well dceelontd man." Further note, that "the zoon is the low est part of man." That the blunders Pro fessor Clarke makes in quoting Huxley and Darwin, and endorsing them, consists in confounding the basis of life, with life itself. The Professor with his teachers, have no positive definitionof life. Is not the basis "only a condition of the raaui i astation of life ?" The conductor is only the basis of the manifestation of electrici ty. The ""little jelly" Clarke speaks of, is but the bioplasm in which life exists, and is not lite itself. The phenomena of lile cannot be chemically explained. How were the microscopic forms to which he called our attention, and which were scarcely visible animalcular decided to be alive? He did not tell us there was no other way of hit k nowing only by move ments, and volitions, as in animal and in sect life, with which we are familiiar. Manifested volition is tne only test to the materialist, and they who pretend to be so enthusiastic in the promotion of "natural knowledge as opposed to supernatural," are very careful who they treat with de cency when th,ey have the least inkling that we are awake with questions in the universe of mind that overlies that of mat ter, and are equally alive to the nature of natural creation with themselves. Another reason why I cannot endorse the Professor, and would not vote for the resolution. By the concession of materialists that mind is the result of cerebral structure or substance it must follow that taere is in finite superiority in man's brain over that of the most developed brute. If so, it is sufficient to silence the rostrum challenge of Clarke and his adherents, when they say : "that there is less difference between the lowest man, and the highest brute; than between the highest man and the lowest man." ; ' : " 1 I cannot endorse the combination of Geology and Darwinism as presented by Clarke, for some seasons. It is question able whether Darwin Is entitled to the name of a scientist, and . whether Clarke has given anything but a collated view of things from others, and whether or no, he has gwen some of them correctly. 1st IfDarwin is entitled to the name of a scientist, why was he rejected from the French Academy of Science? "The rea sons given-are wholy scientific. M. Mo igno said, "the author of the origin of species" and "The Descent of Man" has too far sacrificed science to renown, and reason to imagination, to deserve a place in the first rank of earnest scientists, &c." (See Literary and Scientific Miscellany of Phrenological, for Feb. 8th, 1873.) 2. No eminent Geologist, will endorse some of Clarke's deductions. 3 No Scientist would be pleased with the manner in which he ha3 conducted his theories, as along with the known principles of Geology. 4. His Darwinian Geological argument.is met by the Duke ot Argyl, K. T. D. C. L., who says, "there are some strata of large extent in which there is clearly no break, and in which new races are seen to spring with sudden completeness, and in large numbers, into existence." When Geology says to Darwin and Clarke, as it does to any thinking mam "the pages of 'geology furnish no minutely gradual advances of animil forms," and they with Darwin reply, "we have but the fragmentary scraps of the full geological record, which extends through millions of millions of years," and "had we the whole book, then you would sec one pic; tured series of infinitesmal advancp " Prof. Thompson, in series of Natural Philosophy, replies : " Tluit natural phi losopJiy refuses to allino it." These facts refuse the Darwin GeoWi- cal argument any status, and exclude it as a scientific theory. Agassis has discovered of late, "living specimens of marine animals, the remains of which have hitherto only been fqnnd as fossils in distant geological eras.' Rare bones are these for geological con tention, when they have pronounced them extinct, for thousands of centuries, and lo the same are found living to-day by a man of science, who has heretofore been quoted as agreeing with modern geology in this particular. This Deing true, away goes this new e. 1 i . i , . idugicu wieory mat proclaims its voice superior to that of revelation, and so re gardless ofaccpted principles of science. Like all others that have come up to as sail revelation, "It meiteth like snow in the glance of the Lord of the Bible." Most eminent men, of different profess ions n knoweledge, have condemned this rediculous theory, for which men so mag nanimously vote to circulate "to all lov ers of science and intellectual culture." Ah! here is no enviable j-ecord. Dis guise and excuse your vote a you may. Either materialistic deductions are en dorsed or not. They were all through the lectures afSrmed Were they not a part of them ? Who shall say in the face of facts, the infidel ribaldry was not part of the lectures ? Does the resolution not say, you are satisfied with the man ner, "f Ae satisfactory manner in which he has ftdfilkd his contract with us" "That we commend him and his course of lec tures of science and intellectual culture." Why gentlemen there is not a community in . Indiana of equal population, but what will, when acquainted with the facts, brand this as the biggest piece of non senseical proceedings they have of late heard of in the name of science. ElTFur thermore, there will not be another one in the reach of an impartial press that will be so imposed upon, as was a part of this, by "the manner" in which these lec tures have been conducted Unite your testimony, and in your attempt to crush one you esteem weak, the moral and po litical reaction of your proceedure, will not be so weak as you imagine. Lay a friend cpon the public altar and sacrifice him. But don't you attempt to buy him up. "Commend" Infidel teaching if you choose to, but remember, men who are conscious that the Bible is true, must not do so knowingly Let the truth be known. Acknowledge before impartial hearers that words of a discourse in com mon parlance are a part of that discourse. Commend as every sensible man must do the principles of Geology. Then com munity, and justice" demands you should condemn as strongly ihe wrong, as you j have commended the right. I do not stand alone in this matter. It is known (and the testimony in due time can be produced) that on account of the violation of the contract, one of the subscribers eeased to attend at the close of the lecture on the "Origin of man" and used his influence thereafter as a pastor, to keep his people from countenancing then. ' -. Personally I heard them all patiently, until made a target for the gentleman's ( ?) closing remarks. There will be produced at the required time, and his allusion to opposition, at Laporte duly sifted. Wel come' hku back with buncomb speeches about the "Unknown." Talk about ; a "Society for the cultivation of . natural knowledge." ; Call -everything supersti tion and tradition that naturalists do not Indorse. "Hope the Professor will make frequent visits and not be restricted "in his efforts to found society for the pro motion of natural knowledge as opposed to the supernatural." What of all this? Like every inlldel movement it will die with a curse resting upon the heads, and heritage left by its promoters. . While christian philosophy will move on as in the past, the science of salva- Uon wil1 stiu Uve growing s it has in every age stronger, and grander, in its practical side, with a philosophy as clear and satisfactory as is "tlte philosophy of any other creature of God, either in the physical or mental domain, and is per haps more profitable and joy giving to him who seeks it out." J. L. Boyd. A Suggestive Incident in the Arkansas Valley. On one of the bright days of jWuEf rr just passed, a party of Illinois stock men were riding in a buggy in the Arkansas valley, in Western Kansas, "looking over" a small portion of the 3,000,000 acres of land in that part of the world, owned by the Atchison, Topeka and San ta Fe R. R. Company. Suddenly, they were startled by a string of expletives which would hardly be considered polite in good society, closing up with the de mand : "Drat yer pictei cant ye Itea, Stop!" As these words were accompanied by violent gestures on the part of a man who stood not far away, gun in hand, they did stop. But the tragic thing they anticipated was only the death of a Texas heifer, two ye rs old, standing in the prai rie, among a herd of two or three hun dred, with whose sudden death they had been in danger of interfering. While wondering at the motive which could in dues a mau to shoot down a grass-fed heifer in mid-winter, they drew up to where she lay. It was easily perceived that she was fat ; in fact, intended for beef, and a good article. Supper tlat night demonstrated tke matter by taste-. It was most excel Dent feeding. They had been pleased with the "lay of the land," and only wanted some practi cal tust of the region as a stock-growin country. The little incident which some men might have passed by, settled this point, and the strangers went home satis fied that the openi ng up of the Arkansas Valley was the most important incideut that occurred for years, as affecting the farming and stock-growing interests of this country. It is a region, in which cat tle, in the midst of an unusually severe winter, keep fat upon the boundless range of wild grass. The Whitley County Commercial, edite d by J. W. Baker, one of the best men in the State, says: "We always had a natural aversion to' procuring a living in the penitentiary. Marshall county has always had her full representation in that institution, and the Legislature was determined she should not loose he reputation in that particular, hence the two years sentence of Mr. Cap ron." Somebody accused him of having been a candidate for prison director. The editor of the Valparaiso Messenger, had the impudence to ask us if we were not a candidate for that position. We never told him. The salary would be very convenient but then the disgrace. Judge Boardman, has denied Stokes a new trial. There is still another chance to have execution delayed. An application has been made to Judge Davis, for a stay of proceedings, pending an appeal to the General Term of the Su preme court, based upon the exceptions taken at the trial. Slander is a staple article with the Democratic party just now. There are few, if any, Republicans who have won distinction in Congress, for their advoca cy of Republican principles, who have not been denounced by leading anti-Republican papers as perjurers, robbers, and enemies of the people. And this is' con tinued from day to day, as though tLeir only chance of success depended upon ' their ability to convince the people that there is no such thing as truth, and hon esty in man. The professor of Christian ity is denounced as a hypocrite. The patriot who periled his life for his coun try, as only fighting for pay. On the authority of the Democrat, we have the positive assurance that Hon. J ames B. Ryan, retired from the office of Treasurer of State, after accounting for the disbursment of $6,000,000 of the funds of the State, without misplacing a penny It may be well for the State as well as for Mr. Ryan, that . he retired from office when he did. We are glad to hear so good a report of the retiring Treasurer. Eggs were sold at retail for 40 conts. last week, in Plymouth. The weather having moderated during the past week,, prices are declining. Two young ladiesj settled a dispute ia Columbia City the other day, by fighting with their fists. The Commercial says, the matter was settled before Esq., Adair. A sled load of splendid apples was sold to one of our grocery keepers, last Satur day, for $1.12 per bushel. The prize package, man was in town? Siturday, selling to people - who acted upon the principle that they, can buy fc-' better advantage with their eyes shut than.' they can with them open. SO it 098. Eggs are down to 40 and 3fr cents, per dozen at wholesale, in Chicago. taur. merxsix