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

October 9, 1870.

     Marshal Speers came home from the St. Louis Fair yesterday.

     The track of the Denver Road is now laid eighty-two miles from St. Joseph, five miles beyond Seneca.

     The Synod of the Old School Presbyterian Church will meet in this city next Tuesday at the church of the Rev. Mr. Madeira.  It is expected that about one hundred delegates will be in attendance.  The services will continue through the week.

     This week just opening bids fair to be lively.  Every evening there will be a dramatic entertainment at Coates's Opera House; Wednesday Allen's Minstrels begin performances at Frank's Hall; Thursday a Brown meeting takes place and the Hon. B. Gratz Brown speaks the same day; Friday the Democratic congressional convention meets in the city, and many other meetings not yet on the program will occur.

     Deputy Marshal Malone has at last completed the census of the city with the following result:
     First Ward...11,559
     Second Ward....11,112
     Third Ward....4,027
     Fourth Ward....32,286

     According to this our city has a population double that of Omaha, twelve thousand more than Leavenworth and ten thousand more than St. Joseph.

     The Rev. J. G. Roberts will preach today at 11 o'clock in the morning and at 7:30 o'clock this evening at the Congregational Church on Grand Avenue.

     Married on the 4th inst. at the residence of the bride's mother in this city by A. Porter, Mr. P. I Waldo of California to Miss Lucy Mills of Independence.

     It was a merry party, principally members of the press, who met at the Coates Opera House last night to witness the effect of the scenery and the general appearance of the opera room by gaslight.  Among those present were Messrs. Van Horn, Abeel, Reilly, Hicks, Boreman, Whitehead, Jones, Hise, Col. E. R. Hamilton, W. H. Keller, Thomas H. Frame, E. H. Allen, W. S. Ide, J. H. Bagwell, Wallace Pratt, John K. Cravens, T. B. Eldridge, H. J. Hayden and J. L. Parkinson.