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

December 1, 1870.

     Buffalo hams with the hair on are plentiful in this city.

     The ball under the auspices of the Masonic Board of Relief, takes place to-night.  It should not be forgotten.

     The Prize-candy man was out on the square last night, making the night hideous with his shrieks for "only a half a dollar."

     "Uncle Ned," the little steamboat which plies between Lexington and Leavenworth, was aground opposite Biggor's pork-house yesterday for several hours.

     In the city court yesterday, four cases of drunk yielded to the city Treasury the sum of $5.60 each, and one man for disturbing the peace paid $7.60.  Another individual who was drunk, and another who disturbed the peace, not having the "filthy lucre" with which to settle their fines, went to jail.

     Through Mr. Nathan D. Hyde, a cattle dealer from the Indian territory, the news has just reached here of the death at Fort Sill of J. W. Howe, son of Squire Howe of this city.  He was engaged in herding cattle under the employ of Mr. Hyde when he was attacked and killed by a band of Kiowa Indians.  He was buried in the government cemetery at Fort Sill.  We deeply sympathize with the afflicted family of which the deceased was an esteemed and beloved member.

     Officer McKnight arrested yesterday at the Union depot, a man named John S. Dowdal, charged with attempting to pass counterfeit money.  He had two bills, a fifty and a twenty on his person, and the worst feature in the case was that after trying to buy a railroad ticket with the twenty and being refused, he went immediately to a whisky shop and tried to pass it again. Dowdal is from Montgomery county, Illinois, and says that he was on his way back home from Sothern Kansas, where he obtained the counterfeit money, not knowing that it was bad.  He was turned over by the police authorities to the U. S. Marshal and will be examined before the U. S. Commissioner today.

     "Minnie's Luck" was repeated last night to a good audience at the Opera House.  To-night an admirable bill will be presented consisting of "Kate Kearney" and "The Little Treasure;" the former abounding in songs, wherein Miss Cavender will be afforded an opportunity of displaying her rare vocal talent.

     It is refreshing to see such enterprise as that exhibited by the firm of Jaccard & Co. This is the oldest jewelry house in the West and they have laid in a stock of holiday goods which is actually dazzling.  If one can't find there a suitable Christmas present for anyone then there is no use to look any further.