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

November 30, 1870.

     A house down the river a few miles below the city burned down Monday night.

     A gentleman on Fourth street complains of the coolest robbery of the season.  Some one stole his chunk of ice.

     The weather changed very considerably Monday night.  From the balmy breath of summer the change was to crispy wind of winter.  The temperature would now be contemplated with lively satisfaction by a polar bear.

     A warning to bankers:  There are at present in this city three or four burglars, experienced "cracksmen," who are here for the purpose of opening a bank in their own peculiar way, and we warn those interested to be watchful.  The gentry referred to are spotted and we hope to see them placed in "limbo" on short notice.  We know from whence they came and whither going, and we have some other very reliable information concerning them which we shall publish when the time comes.

     The Turkish Speaking Head, the most wonderful exhibition ever shown east of the Rock Mountains, will be on exhibition, for a short time, in the basement of Wells & Baldwin's jewelry store, Main street, near Fifth.  It is now in a suitable place for ladies to visit it.  From 2 to 5 o'clock, afternoons, and from 6 1/2 to 10, evenings.  Only 25 cents admission.

     Yesterday at noon the new Township Marshal, Capt. McNamara, was qualified before the Court of Common Pleas and entered upon his duties in that capacity.

     Take notice that your city taxes, for 1870, are now due and pay able.  After the 15th day of December, twenty-four per cent. additional will have to be paid.  -- P. M. Chouteau, Collector.

     The repetition of "Minnie's Luck" at Coates' Opera House was well received last evening.  Miss Cavender, who made so good an impression on the previous evening, sustained and improved upon the reputation she had already established.  She is a superior actress, a sweet singer, and a charming danseuse, presenting a most uncommon combination of accomplishments, such as have secured the popularity she has so fairly earned in the leading cities of the East.  The applause with which she was greeted was well deserved and the encores were given with a good grace.

     This day is the one celebrated in Scotland in memory of St. Andrew, the patron saint of the land of the thistle, and it will be observed in this city to-night by our Scottish fellow citizen at Long's Hall on Sixth street.  A banquet with all the appurtenances which make their festivities so enjoyable will be the main features of the occasion.