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

November 23, 1870.

     Yesterday was "mixed" as far as the weather was concerned.  The day opened up with beautiful sunshine.  In the afternoon we had a few flakes of snow, and then sleet, after which followed a cold rain, but the sun set was "lovely."

     Her Majesty, reigning queen at "Happy Hollow," was a complainant at the city court yesterday morning.  She was mad because somebody in the neighborhood was breaking into her monopoly of the whisky trade, with out proper license.  The case was dismissed.

     There were no criminal cases before any of the justices yesterday.

     The Walter B. Dance, from St. Louis, will arrive to-day, and return in the evening. 

     The City Council has reduced the license of the "Living Head."  It should impose a tax upon "dead heads."

     The funeral of the late Major Bidwell took place yesterday under the direction of the Knights Templar.  The procession was a very imposing one.

     When the Humbolt excursionists were about to leave the Union depot yesterday morning Mayor McGee created a considerable amount of amusement among the party by purchasing a peanut vendor's whole stock in trade, which consisted of two baskets full of nuts and apples.  The Mayor offered $5 for the lot and was very explicit concerning the trade, insisting before the bargain closed that he was to have both "stock and fixtures," to which the sidewalk merchant greedily agreed, and received note.  Judge of his astonishment when the Mayor walked off with the baskets and all.  The p. v. had never thought of giving up the baskets, and after many tears and expostulations he managed to get his entire stock back again.

     Sea Moss Farina, from pure Irish Moss, for Blanc Mange, puddings, custards, creams, etc.  The cheapest, healthiest, and most delicious food in the world.

     Augustin Daly's "Under the Gaslight" was performed last evening at the Opera House to an audience which must have proved cheering to the management.  The play will be repeated this evening, and as to-morrow is a holiday, a large house is confidently anticipated.  Our readers should remember that where all is so constantly changing, as at the Opera House, the opportunities for seeing any single play are limited.  "A word to the wise," &c, &c.