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

August 24, 1870

      Marshal Speers is back in town.

     The census takers braved the heat yesterday.

     A big lot of peaches are to be sold this morning at 9 o'clock on the square by the marshal.

     A man got a free ride from St. Louis to this city yesterday by crawling into a box car on a freight train.  The conductor removed him with a sound thrashing.

     Remember that the Hectors play a match game with the champions of the state -- the Unions -- tomorrow evening at Driving Park.

     A gray horse with a halter on made an excitement on Main Street yesterday by galloping at full speed up and down that thoroughfare.

     A basket picnic will be held in Cook's pasture by the Sunday schools of the First, Second, Third and United Presbyterian churches tomorrow.  The scholars of the several schools will meet at their churches at 9 o'clock a. m.  A conveyance will be provided to carry the baskets to the grove.

     Mr. J. D. Henry, with Sheffield and Stone of the St. Louis Home Journal called on us yesterday.  He is just off of an extensive Southern tour and thinks Kansas City hard to beat in the way of improvements.

     For the first six innings the game between the Hectors and Kansas City was closely contested, both clubs putting their best foot foremost.  In the last three innings the Hectors, by splendid batting and excellent fielding, gained twenty runs, coming out ahead in a score of 36 to 15.