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

October 18, 1870

   Twenty car loads of cattle were shipped yesterday for St. Louis.

     A party of one hundred Chinamen  passed through the city yesterday on the way to the Southern States.

     The sociable of St. Paul's Church will be held tonight at the residence of B. McLean, Esq., on Wyandotte Street, second door north of Ninth.  All are invited.

     Messrs. J. F. Joy, A. Bridges, and other prominent railroaders will be in the city today in consultation on matters pertaining to that department.

     We have so far inadvertently omitted the name of Mr. John D. Crafton from the county ticket.  At the meeting of the county executive committee this gentleman received the nomination for supervisor of registration.  His name will now be found on the ticket.

     A few weeks ago we announced the establishment in Kansas city of an Academy of Music.  We now take great pleasure in the fact that much success has already attended the enterprise.  The meeting of the amateur class last night was well attended and passed off with much zeal and satisfaction.  Gottschalk's "Last Hope" performed by Prof. Moeller on that splendid McPhail piano was truly enchanting.

     Mr. G. W. Buckingham, the genial and sprightly city editor of the St. Joseph Gazette, paid us a visit last evening.

     Notwithstanding the unfavorable state of the weather, quite a number of persons assembled at the Fifth Street Methodist Church last night in the last social gathering, at least for some time, in which their beloved pastor, the Rev. J. W. Lewis, will be permitted to join them.  That gentleman has been in charge of the church for the last four years and has endeared himself to every member of his congregation and hence the parting was of a most tender nature.  Mr. Lewis has been appointed presiding elder of the St. Luis District and leaves for that city tomorrow.  He is succeeded by the Rev. Mr. Campbell.