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

December 16, 1870.

     A stranger lost a large amount of money at Faro night before last.

     A runaway in East Kansas City resulted in the demolition of a wagon.

     We are glad to see that many of our citizens are at work laying sidewalk.

     The lamp on the corner of Walnut and Twelfth streets was not lighted at half-past 7 last night.  Pedestrians who are compelled to pass that way, on such dark nights as last night, miss it.

     A dog-fight is on the tapis for Saturday.

     Another spiritualistic seance on Main street last night.  A lively time.

     Leavenworth congratulates herself on the fact that Lawrence will bridge the Kaw.

     Justice Sutton removed to his new office, in Forcade's building, on Fourth street, yesterday.  He has h is office fitted up in style, a handsome bench being fitted up for spectators and jurors.

     A lady was thrown from a carriage on Main street yesterday.  She was slightly injured.

     A West Kansas man has been  manifesting a too fatherly interest in his family again.  He was calaboosed for beating his wife and children.

     Yesterday afternoon a fight took place between a couple of school boys near Vaughan's Diamond.  One of the rising geniuses drew a knife on the other, and would probably have wounded him had not some gentleman near by interfered and separated them.

     Day before yesterday, one of the most remarkable instances of the sagacity and knowledge of a dog came to our notice that we ever remember of having heard.  One of the policemen on the night force sometime since obtained a diminutive Scotch terrier for his little four year old boy.  Between the boy and the dog there grew up a most intimate friendship.  The little dog learned to love his juvenile master and followed him everywhere he went.  Day before yesterday the boy's father took him down town w ith him, the dog of course following after.  Having some business to look after, the boy was taking into the sitting room of Reilly's saloon, on Main street, and seated in a chair beside the store, while the dog was allowed to find a place under it, until the father returned.  In a short time the dog manifested symptoms of uneasiness and leaving his place under the stove, jumped up on his little master's knee and began to lick his face and whine, as if he wished to convey to him some thing that seemed to weigh on his mind.  Parties in the room remarked the strange action of the dog, but as he soon returned to his place under the stove nothing was thought of it, until the boy's father returned, when the dog was found to be dead.  Taking the strange action of the dog in leaving his place and attempting to bid farewell to his master, and then returning to it to die, into consideration, we cannot but remark taht we think it one of the most striking instances of intelligence in the brute creation that we have ever heard of.  The dog must undoubtedly knew he was going to die and wished to bid farewell to his master.

     Alice Gray and Charles Pope in "The Love Chase" and "Madaleine," at the Opera House to-morrow night.