R. T. Van Horn & Co., Publishers.*

Tuesday, August 9, 1870.

     The river is stationary.  The Walter B. Dance, of the Star line, came up yesterday morning and returned in the afternoon.  The Henry S. Turner, of the "O" line, passed down.  The Silver Bow, of the same line, passed up.

     Wyandotte has a velocipede.

     Sunday was remarkably quiet -- no rows, no scandal, no drunks.

     The city was very quiet yesterday in police circles.  Not even a father found his wayward daughter.  It's too bad.

     The news from the seat of war yesterday was of such character that our German fellow-citizens were naturally very much enthused.  They fired a cannon at intervals, throughout the day, exhibited in many places the red, white and black flag of the North German Confederation and exhibited their pleasure in many ways.  A party of prominent Germans had a big dinner at August Weber's Commercial Hotel, where sparkling juices of the grape vine foamed laughingly in many a cup to "faderland."  Every one present donated $50 to be used for the care of the wounded in battle, and a subscription was also taken to help defray the expenses of a general jollification which will be held at Turner's Hall, this evening at 8 o'clock, to which all are invited to come.

     The  Hector base ball club of this city left here at 10:20, A. M., last Saturday, on an excursion to Lawrence to play the "Kaw Valleys" of that city, quite a large party of friends accompanying them.  Arriving on the grounds, they found about four hundred people awaiting them.  The grounds are enclosed by a high fence, with raised seats for the spectators, and we believe it is the best base ball park west of St. Louis.  The Kaws beat the Hectors 31 to 11.

     A man named Fields was arraigned before the Criminal court yesterday for carrying a weapon with which one could almost fight a duel off-hand across the river.  It was a scalping knife, so long that when it was stuck down the waist of his pants must have partly sheathed in his boot leg, and necessitated his walking stiff-legged.  Besides his case some ordinary drunks were disposed of.

Sunday, August 7, 1870.

     The river is standing.  The McGill passed down yesterday morning.  The Glasgow for Omaha ,passed up in the afternoon.  The W. J. Lewis, of the Star line, arrived Friday night late.  She left on her return for St. Louis yesterday morning, after discharging quite a heavy amount of freight.  The Nile passed up for Brownsville.

     The delightful and refreshing rain gladdened the face of the dusty earth in these parts yesterday.

     There is to be a grove Sunday school meeting at Cook's Pasture this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  The topic for discussion will be "The Sower."

     A Mrs. Ross, in East Kansas, saved her pet poodle from a dog jerker yesterday, by producing a navy six and placing it in unpleasant proximity to the canine hunter.

     About 100 of the Turners of this city, accompanied by Volrath's brass band, went to St.  Joseph last night to attend a grand festival of the brotherhood there to-day.  they will doubtless have a good time, as no people know so well how to enjoy themselves as the Germans.

     The "colored population enjoyed their picnic last week as no one else enjoys such affairs; the meeting was addressed by Mr. Turner and others, and was conducted in such excellent order and good taste as would be credited to any meeting.

     The Sentinel has discovered that there is a Radical party in existence in this county, and describes it as their '"strong and unprincipled enemy" to defeat which in the coming election "it will require all our strength" -- all of which is unfortunate for the Sentinel.

     A son of C. B. Booth, Esq., was accidentally drowned on Sunday last.

Saturday, August 6, 1870.

     The river is stationary.  No boats yesterday.

     Fun Ahead. -- A large crowd will leave the city this morning at 9 o'clock for Lawrence, accompanying the "Hector's" base ball club, who are to play the "Kay Valley's" a match game.  The Hector's are a lively nine, and as the Kaws are the champions of Kansas, the game will doubtless be a spirited one.

    Yesterday, on the levee, a railroad laborer bruised around in the broiling sun with a party of friends, taking a "smile" at intervals, and waiting to go off on a train, until he got so much "under the influence" that he couldn't go anywhere, and so laid down for a gentle snooze on the floor of the Everett House, back of the bar, where he was found as limp as a dish-rag.  Here he laid for some time, till the proprietor of the house called officer Fitzgerald's attention to the fact that before the man got so drunk he was boasting of having a hundred dollars, and that it had better be secured and taken care of.  Thereupon the officer searched the man and found the money tied up in a handkerchief and tucked in the inside of his sleeve lining.  A dray was then secured, and the drunken man was  hauled to the calaboose, where he will awake this morning feeling like he "wished he hadn't."

     A sensation was created in a "hash factory" uptown yesterday by one of the boarders finding a peace of gold ear ring in his share of the grub.

     A hogshead of sugar, which was rolled off a transfer wagon in front of a wholesale grocery house on Delaware street, yesterday, smashed the grating through and went on down in the cellar.

     A black and tan dog of the female persuasion, has been lost by our friend at the Orleans House, and he is anxious to get her back, offering a reward of $20 to any one who will return his pet or leave such information  at his place as will lead to her recovery.  She had on a silver collar.

Friday, August 5, 1870.

     The river is stationary, and the channel is very good, having cut out considerably.  Pilots report four feet good to St. Louis.  The T. L. Merril passed down yesterday, with a large freight of grain.  The W. J. Lewis is the Star Line packet to-day.  The next Omaha boat will be the Glasgow.  She will be up to-morrow, with an excursion party and the Lexington Brass Band.

     The city is fuller'n a tick.

     A circus wagon collided with an Illinoisan yesterday, and upset him.  The elephant hugged a boy very affectionately yesterday with his trunk.  The boy was "scart."  The circus was more densely crowded yesterday than comfort demanded.  There must have been 3,000 persons present.

     The Mayor's dog was captured yesterday by the dog-jerkers, but the official armed with a certificate secured his pet.

     There will be a meeting of the Kansas City Horse Association at the Court House to-night, to make arrangements for a big race to-morrow.

     A boy named Anson Miller, measured his length in his immediate rear yesterday, on the public square.  He was reliably informed afterward that he had been kicked by a mule.

     There is to be a shooting match at the Trivoli Garden shooting gallery in a short time.  The gentlemanly proprietor, Mr. Nick Stofile, will distribute valuable prizes to the best shots.

Thursday, August 4, 1870.

     The weather yesterday was many degrees cooler than it has been for several seeks.  It is to be hoped that the heated term has adjourned.

     Three mad dogs were killed in this city yesterday.

     The trial of that long deferred and almost played out rape case comes off today at Justice Ranson's.
     As times are dull, a well known bartender in this city is amusing himself by freezing flies in ice and then bringing them to in the sun.

     No street ever had a better bed to it than Main street at the Junction had yesterday.  Mattresses were piled deep on it by upsetting a furniture wagon.

     A woman named Kate Hays was arrested last night by officer Callahan at the Globe Saloon, charged with using offensive language toward Harry Smith, the proprietor.  She was taken to the calaboose but was shortly thereafter released by some friends who bailed her out.

     It is quite common for men to go around hunting wives before they have ever had one.  But yesterday a man in this city  hunting his wife, whom he though  he had secured by the strong bonds of wedlock several years ago. He didn't find her and went back to his home in St. Louis despondent.

     We were pained to learn yesterday of the sudden death in this city of Mrs. Pepper, wife of Enoch Pepper, Esq., a prominent young member of this bar.  Mrs. Pepper was a most excellent lady and a large circle of warm friends will mourn, with no common feeling of sorrow, her early and sudden death.  Though she had been afflicted for several days with flux, the disease was apparently so light in its form that she was not considered seriously ill.  Indeed yesterday morning she was apparently in a very good state of general health, but toward the middle of the day she became very ill and died in the afternoon.  The body will be taken to Palmyra this morning on the 9:30 train for interment.