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

October 26, 1870.

     A substantial sidewalk is being laid down in front of D. L. Shouse's property, on Main near Seventh.  Let others follow his example -- only not be so long in getting around to it.

     We noticed yesterday thirty-one immigrant wagons passing up Main street.  Nearly all of the movers were bound for the Osage lands, that have recently been open to settlement at very low figures.

     Yesterday was a busy one on every thoroughfare of our city.  The bustle of business, the hum of traffic, the work of grading, the blithe ring of the carpenter's hammer and the mason's trowel, were seen and heard on every hand.

     John Madden was fined yesterday for drunkenness $5.60.  Oh! but he was a mad 'un.  Three others suffered a similar fate.  One went to the calaboose; the others went down in their pockets for $5.60 each.

     A woman living in McGee's Addition was fined, yesterday, $7.60 for assaulting a servant girl.

     A man was run over and killed by the cars of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, last night near the Sherman House.  The body was terribly mangled.  The lateness of the hour precluded the possibility of our giving particulars.

     For the past two nights a broad strip of sky from the eastern to the western horizon, has been at times of a deep red color, then fading and again flaming forth in strange, wild beauty.  Last night, about 11 o'clock, it was particularly vivid.  The superstitious will say it presages battle and death -- or a national disaster of some nature.