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

October 12, 1870.

     Deputy Marshal Dowd returned yesterday morning from St. Louis.

     Hon. B. Gratz Brown speaks in the city tomorrow.

     Yesterday the office of Justice Ransom was enlivened by a marriage.  Mrs. Annie Clawson promised to "love, honor and obey" Mr. Joseph G. Simpson.

     Doctor Pike has been appointed as a special policeman at Coates's Opera House for the express purpose of keeping those "naughty boys" in bounds.  The doctor understands his business and we advise refractory boys to be on the lookout.

     The train on the Kansas Pacific Road failed to come in on time yesterday.  A stock train which had run off the t rack two stations west of Topeka was the cause of the detention.

     A goodly number attended Coates's Opera House last night.  "East Lynne" was the play, and it is no exaggeration to say it was rendered in a manner that has never before been equaled in this city.  Tonight "Ingomar" will be placed on the boards.  We should imagine that this is one of the best pieces in which Mr. Pope appears, and the simple announcement should be sufficient to attract a large number to the opera house.

     Messrs. John S. Porter and William E. Johnson have returned from Texas.  They left last spring for the Lone Star State and report times brisk in that portion of the country.  These gentlemen visited Texas for the purpose of buying cattle, and we learn that they shipped 223 carloads for Chicago.

     Capt. D. H. Porter has retired from the editorial corps of the Bulletin.  He was an enterprising newspaper man and a genial gentleman, and we regret to learn his determination to bid farewell to the quill.

     The delegates from Jackson County to the liberal Republican convention are requested to meet at the office of John K. Cravens, on Fifth Street, at 10 o'clock this morning.