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

November 9, 1870.

     The river is again declining after its recent "swell."

     The wind last night blew flattering promises to the ears of people that we are soon to have some fine skating.

     A good many citizens are beginning to consider it high time to put down sidewalks in front of their domiciles, as required by ordinance.

     All quiet about the city last night.  The streets, so crowed during the day, were nearly deserted.  Men went home like sensible citizens, glad enough that election was over.

     The saloons were closed yesterday in accordance with the Mayor's proclamation.  Still, some parties managed to get hold of "sumthin stimulatin."

     "Learn to labor and wait," is a well-known piece of advice.  Many  of our readers having "labored" strenuously yesterday can now "wait" until the election returns come in showing the result.

     The most fashionable marriages now-a-days are the simplest.  Several have occurred lately in which there were neither bridesmaids nor groomsmen, cards, receptions, or display.  The fashion is one of the most sensible of modern times.

     A youth living near Platte City recently washed his face in benzene for the purpose of keeping off mosquitoes and put his face near the fire to "dry the truck in."  The doctors think he will be out again in a week or two.

     A numerous band of hunters, armed with double-barreled shot-guns and loaded down with the munitions of war against the deer, bear and buffalo arrived in the city yesterday on one of the Western trains.

     Those who delight to witness trials of equine speed will be pleased to know that on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of next week, the Horse Association of this city at their Driving Park will offer purses for different races that cannot fail to be well worth witnessing.