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

August 28, 1870

      The census of our town still worries Leavenworth.

     Why can't we have a house of correction for our boys?  'Tis needed, sure.

     Justice Ranson was busy all day yesterday, with coat off, working on civil cases.

     The Union Depot at the foot of the bridge is about finished.  It will be opened for passengers and traffic in two or three days.

     Watermelons in the market yesterday sold for 5 cents.

     The W. B. Dance, which came up night before last, reported the river very low all the way down.  She discharged a pretty fair cargo and went back yesterday morning.

     The Red Jackets of this city and the Pigeons of Stumptown played played a match yesterday afternoon, with the following score:  Red Jackets 136, Pigeons 36.  Mr. Edward Scarritt did the umpiring in a manner that reflected credit for fairness.

  There is talk of reviving the Wyandotte Literary Society at an early date.

     Yesterday for the first time in the history of our city steam was called into requisition to aid in running another mighty power -- the press.  And the Times has the honor of being the first to introduce it in the printing office.  Some time since the increasing  pressure rendered it necessary that steps should be taken to facilitate the pres work.  Thee apparatus was immediately sent for.  From Quincy, Ill., came the pretty little engine, boiler, smokestack, wheels, leather bands and other things, and under the direction of the gentlemanly agent, Mr. J. Russell, it was speedily put into shape, while now as we write this the hum of machinery and the puffing of steam tells that a new and important era  has been inaugurated in the newspaper world of Kansas Cit.  Mr. G. W. Crocker has charge of the department wherein the steam reigns omnipotent, and under his experienced eye nothing will go amiss.