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

August 20, 1870

Connors & Henry, of the Fifth street restaurant, are receiving daily per express fresh oysters packed on ice.

     The Rev. Mr. Nott, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of this city, is dangerously ill.

     The new buildings being erected on Walnut Street near the square improve the appearance of things in that region wonderfully.

     On Thursday the Diamonds played the Red Jackets with the following result:  Diamonds, thirty-nine; Red Jackets, thirteen.

     Monday next the Hectors go to St. Joe to play the Haymakers and on the following Thursday they will play the Unions of St. Louis in this city.

     On the first of October the Act of Congress goes into effect which repeals the United States tax of one-eighth of one percent on the receipts of city passenger railway companies.  Hurry up the street cars!

     Stockholders of the Building Association should not fail to pay up their dues today in order that they may take part in the drawing at the courthouse tonight.  Sixteen hundred dollars will be allotted.

     A tolerable crowd went out to the races yesterday afternoon, owing no doubt to the reports that there were four inches of mud on the track.  The track was a little heavy, but the warm sun put it in first rate order before the races were over.  The judges stand was surrounded by men and boys talking horse and Keck's beer flowed freely.  There was very little betting on the races.  The excitement of the last race was intense as the gray horse, Joe Gales, owned by J. D. Bradford, came from behind to cross the line a length ahead of the brown gelding, Loose Leather, owned by John Forcaide.  The band played and Joe received cheer upon cheer from the enthusiastic gathering.