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

October 13, 1870.

     Now is the time to lay in your winter supply of wood.

     A train of wagons left the city yesterday for Galveston, Tex.

     We understand that a salute will be fired at 10 o'clock this morning by Messrs. Snyder and Daenzer in honor of the Liberal candidate for governor, Mr. B. Gratz Brown.

     Gas pipes are being laid on Walnut Street between Fifth and Sixth streets.  On account of the track of the street cars, the pipes are being laid on the east side of the street.  This we understand is a great inconvenience to the men employed in the street car work, which will be finished to Twelfth Street by the middle of next week.

     Col. V. Marmaduke and Capt. William M. Price of Saline County are stopping at the St. James.

     Colonels Woodson and Routt of Clay County are also in the city.

     Mr. C. J. Nesbitt of Plattsburg and Mr. T. P. Holloman of the Clay County Democrat called on us yesterday.

     Mr. William E. Johnson sold yesterday three thousand head of cattle to a gentleman in Chicago.  The average price was from $36 to $39 a head.  The cattle were bought in Texas by Mr. Johnson at $26.50 a head.  This is what we call a handsome speculation.

     The meetings and amusements tonight are somewhat of a varied character.  A. Allen's negro minstrels ho ld forth at Frank's Hall.  At the Opera House "The Hunchback" will be rendered.  Hon. B . Gratz Brown speaks at Turner's Hall.  Last, but we hope not least, are the services at the Rev. Mr. Madeira's church.