--A terrible tragedy was enacted last week in the village of Ithaca, Gratiot county, Mich. The result was the murder of three persons — a man, aged about forty-five, and two girls of about seventeen years. The murder was discovered on Friday of last week, and in consequence of which that village was thrown into the highest state of excitement.
The circumstances attending this heartrending transaction are thus detailed in the St. Johns Republican:
The murdered man, whose name was Thaddeus Green, moved into that vicinity about five years ago, and has been keeping house with his daughter, his wife, during this time, having left him. On Sunday, the 9th instant, the daughter of a Mr. Taylor, who resided about five miles distant, went to Green's house to spend a day or two with the daughter, but, not returning as she had intended, the family very naturally became somewhat uneasy about her, when Mr. Taylor started off to learn the cause of her delay.
Upon arriving at Green's house,