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

August 26, 1870

      Jesse Arnot of stage line memory, passed through town yesterday.

     Rumors that a band of Flathead Indians were encamped in the Bottoms were false.

     One of the antelopes in Mayor McGee's Park were killed in the storm night before last by the limb of a large tree falling upon him.  The loss is keenly felt by our worthy mayor.
     The school board met last night, but as the business to come up was considered important it was deemed advisable to adjourn until tonight.

     Mr. Charles H. Filley called yesterday.  He is on a pleasure and business trip to Colorado and represents the Excelsior Manufacturing Company of St. Louis.

     Pursuant to a call of the county executive committee, the radicals of Jackson County met at the courthouse in Independence yesterday at 2 o'clock.  Kansas City lobbyists were on hand, country politicians swarmed like bees and office seekers were out in full force.  The convention was called to order by Col. Peter Adams, chairman of the county committee.

     Just before noon the rays of old Sol broke through the overhanging clouds and by the time for the game between the Unions of St. Louis and the Hectors of this city the grounds were in tolerable condition.  At 2:30 o'clock the clubs together started for the park.  At 3 o'clock the game was called, the Hectors won the toss and sent their opponents to the bat.  In the first inning by a series of good plays the Hectors succeeded in giving their opponents a whitewash and the  Unions did the same thing to the Hectors.  The St. Louis boys went to bat in the second, meaning business and by magnificent batting, aided by one or two wild throws on the part of their opponents, succeeded in scoring sixteen while the Hectors only managed to get one.  The final score stood:  Unions 63, Hectors 16.

     Nearly five hundred persons witnessed the game and among the number were many ladies.