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

August 19, 1870

      A velocipede is in town.

     The street cars will be running next month.

     Marshall Speers received a delicately written note yesterday on perfumed pink paper at the top of which was pinned his golden star of office.

     Last night a trial was made of Sander's patent fire extinguisher which acted to a charm and proved conclusively that it is as useful as is represented.  These extinguishers are coming into general use everywhere and are certainly one of the best inventions of the age.  Mr. Saalborn on Main street, north of Eleventh, is the agent here and we advise persons to give him a call.

     The Kate Kearney passed down at noon yesterday, having been engaged part of the morning at the packeries in West Kansas.  The wind proved too strong for her when she endeavored to turn below the bridge and she ran her bow into the Harlem bank.

     On the corner of Grand avenue and Twelfth Street, where a short time since were only the ashes, cinders and despoiled brick, all that remained of the old Ferguson House, today stands magic in growth, beautiful in proportion and magnificent in appearance the New Ferguson House. Altogether the present building is a decided improvement on its predecessor, costing nearly $12,000 and beautifying the portion of the city in which it is situated.  The location is splendid as the rapid growth of that vicinity clearly indicates.  The hotel is now open.

     The school board met last night, all members being present, President Sheffield in the chair.  The board took action on the subject of exonerating Mr. Craig, the treasurer, from blame in selling off the school bonds.  Mr. Sheffield tendered his resignation as a member of the board to date from the second Saturday in September, 1870.  Mr. Craig offered a resolution expressive of the feeling of the board with regard to the resignation of the president, which was carried.

     The match game between the Kansas City Club and the Hectors will not be played owing to the nonacceptance of the former's challenge by the latter.