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JOHN MILLIKAN, Editor and Publisher.
Vol. XVnNo.15.
Chaney & Richardson,
il Agents, Plymouth, Ind. Office in Cor-
oin's Block. Will practice m Marshall and ad
joining Counties.
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
Attornov at Law.
-Justice of the Peace, and Insurance Agent,
OVER the Post Office, in Kendall's Block, Ply
mouth, Ind. jyl3yl"
Attorney at Law, Meal Estate, and
Collecting Agent,
WU"L t01!1 in aU the cnrts of Stark,
Marshall and Kosciusko, Counties. The pay
ment of Non-residenta taxes promptly attended to.
COBIK- jTd7eVelL.
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.
A TTORXEV at Law and Notary Public. Room
onty,indSalt0ny B'Ck' 3I
NOTARY Public, attorney at law, and War
claim arrent. Office Rslnmi. ri....i, ti
mouth, Ind.
A. C. & A. B. CAPRON,
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.
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 "
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
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
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
. 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.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Argos, Indiana, at
tends to all calls promptly. nv29vl4
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
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.
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
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.)
' 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$. '.
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.
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.
Plymouth, Indiana.
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.
010 re, o. a jiicmgan st.
beat quality in their line, which they pro-
pot to (-!! .in the moot reasonable
will buy all kinds of
terma. They
or which they til pay the hifcbestmarket pries in
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.
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,
Asset: 0vero;$900,000.
Columbus. Ohio.
Cash Assets,
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
Plymouth, Indiaia.
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.
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
Best Tiling in the West.
Atchison,Topeka& Santa FcR. R.
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.
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
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
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
'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
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
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
(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
(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
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
, '-All these aTe ours, and 1 with pleasure see,
Man strutting ou two legs, and opting me."
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
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,
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
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.
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