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

November 17, 1870.

     Counterfeit fifty cent bills are reported in circulation.  They differ from the genuine by the treasury seal not covering the signature and have the red but not the blue fiber in them.

     Yesterday was a splendid day for the meeting of the Kansas City Horse Association, at the Driving Park, and many availed themselves of the opportunity of witnessing the sport.  The track was in good order, and betting was lively.  Kansas Maid won the 1st, 2nd, and 4th heats, with Wilkes' Spirit taking the third.  There will be some good races to-day, and the attendance will doubtless be large.

     The School Board holds its regular meeting this evening at their spacious and comfortable rooms.

     Messrs. Frank and Mell Hudson received yesterday by telegraph the sad and altogether unexpected intelligence that their brother, Willie, a bright and promising boy, died suddenly on Tuesday at their parents' home in Ohio.

     Yesterday Justice Ranson united in marriage bonds Mr. C. Stein and Miss Julia Ratchild. From a large roll of bills the blissful bridegroom gave a liberal fee to the Squire, and then selected a goodly greenback and handed it to the magistrate with the request that he would give it to the first deserving poor person he saw.  Mr. Ranson wisely concluded to transfer the money to the Women's Christian Association of this city, knowing it would be spent judiciously and carefully in the service of charity.  The money was sent to Mrs. S. W. Coates, Secretary of the Association.

     The Grand Concert by Miss Beals, prima donna of Topeka, and Charles Kunkle, pianist, of St. Louis, will take place at Frank's Hall, Friday, Nov. 25th.

     Commodore James Ashbury, of London, whose famous yacht won the ocean race of James G. Bennet, Jr., of New York, is a guest a t the St. James, on his return from California, en route to England.

     On Monday last J. H. Wilson, a merchant of Lee's Summit, and some sixty years of age, committed suicide, by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun.  Domestic unhappiness was the cause of the rash act.  That town was thrown into a state of great excitement on hearing of the tragic affair.