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

September 30, 1870.

     The steamer Mary McDonald arrived here yesterday heavily laden with freight for our merchants.

     The Radical Convention for the nomination of county officers met in Independence yesterday.

     We would say to the lovers of music of Kansas City, that we are organizing an amateur class at our academy, and while we desire to make it select, we do not desire to make it exclusive, or for the benefit of a favored few.  We therefore invite all ladies and gentlemen who desire to practice music, vocal or instrumental or who feel a desire to encourage the enterprise in which we have engaged to meet with us at the Academy of Music on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, next Tuesday night at 8 o'clock, at which time said class will be organized.

     Mr. T. P. L. Halloman of the Clay County Democrat was in the city yesterday.

     At the reception this evening at the New Coates Opera House the reception committee will be recognized by a red badge and the floor committee by a white one.  Banquet checks will be given on presentation of admission tickets at the box office.  The carriage calls will be made as promptly as possible.  Sir Knights will assemble at half past 2 o'clock in the large ballroom of the opera house in full uniform.