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

October 2, 1870.

     The Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad will be completed to Iola, Allen County, by October 10.

     The Good Templars of the state will hold a grand convention at Lawrence on the 10th of October.

     The location for a colony of one hundred families from New Haven, Conn., has recently been selected in Mitchell County.

     A convention of the editors of Southern and Southwestern Kansas is to be held some time this fall.  This is a meeting that meets with our approval.

     Eleven emigrants arrived this week in Burlington, direct from Sittingbourne, England.  The party consisted of men, women and children.

    The following gentlemen are elected officers of the State Agricultural Society for the ensuing year:  President, I. S. Kalloch; vice-president, O. S. Lernard; secretary, Alfred Gray; treasurer, Thomas Murphy.  Executive committee, G. A. Crawford, James I. Larimer, S. T. Kelsey, J. K. Hudson, I. N. Insley.