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

September 17, 1870.

     Durpex & Benedict's minstrels are en route for this city, and will give their first performance about the 28th inst.  Prepare to laugh.

     A number of our citizens are going to attend the great union meeting, commencing at Shawnee today and continuing through Sunday.

     Mr. Thomas J. Johnson has sold his valuable property in East Kansas City to Wallace Pratt, esq., for $11,800.  We regret to learn that Mr. Johnson is preparing to move to Cass County, where he has purchased one of the finest and best cultivated farms in Missouri, consisting of two hundred and sixty acres, all under cultivation.

     Campbell & Bailey, successors to Gill & Campbell, dealers in oil, vinegars, etc., have removed from the levee to the northwest corner of Fourth and Delaware streets.

     The official figures of the census returns of Leavenworth give that place a population of 20,665.  We are reliably informed that the original returns made by the United States marshal was eighteen thousand, and before it was made public the city council appointed a committee to assist the marshal, and the result was an increase of over two thousand.  However, as it is, the population of Kansas City will be nearly twice as large as that of Leavenworth.  How is that for rivalry?

     Last night the Emmet Club gave their first annual ball at Long's Hall -- and it is useless to announce the fact that good music, rare fun and fair ladies were there.  It was at an early hour that the dancers assembled and early also when the soul stirring strains of music broke forth from Volrath's band.  And all through the long hours of the night -- made shorter by the delicious enjoyment -- the dance went on and joy was unconfined.  It was at a late hour that the merry party dispersed, perfectly satisfied with the success of the entertainment.

     The Emmet Club is famous for these pleasant affairs and those in charge are likewise noted for their courtesy.  The managers were Messrs. H. H. MacNamara, John Conlan, John Kelley, M. A. Ward, John Donnelly, Timothy Haire, Dennis O'Neill and A. P. Managan.