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

December 2, 1870.

     A number of ladies and gentlemen from the city went to Liberty last night to attend a ball at the Arthur House in that place.

     The grand Masonic ball at Frank's Hall last night was a success, as usual.

     The Mayor of Westport has decided that he is the highest authority known.  Good!

     There were no criminal cases before the Justices yesterday.  The city is unusually quiet in that way.

     Collectors were as plentiful in the streets yesterday as flowers in May.  They were not generally so welcome, however.

     A woman named Lizzie Barton, who has been a long time an inmate of the Grant House, died yesterday about noon.  She has been expected to die about a week and has had the attendance of clergymen and physicians, and while the latter failed to heal her temporally, let us hope that the physicians of the soul were more successful, and now that she has gone, draw the veil of charity over her faults.

     Elder John W. Luke lectures on "California, its Climate, &c.," at Spalding's Commercial College Lecture Rooms, corner Fourth and Delaware, Saturday evening.  Tickets 50 cents.  Pupils of the public schools, 25 cents.

     Dowdal, the old man who was arrested Wednesday, charged with passing counterfeit money, was examined before the United States Commissioner yesterday, and discharged, the evidence going to prove that he did not know the money was bad.

     On Monday, the case of The State vs. James Hall, for the murder of Thomas Hanlon, in this city last summer, will be called in the Clay County Circuit Court at Liberty.

     Another car was placed on the street railroad yesterday, and now a car leaves the corner of Fourth and Main every twelve minutes.

     During the first week of January, the Catholics of this city will hold a Fair and Festival for the benefit of Father Halpin's Church, and as is always the case, it will be a most enjoyable occasion.

     Just at present every one is remarking the remarkable fitness of the weather, considering the season, but we are informed by weather prophets who have noticed the matter that we have every three years just such autumn weather as th is, and that it invariably holds on until Christmas, after which we may expect some very hard, cold weather, but that upon the whole the winter will be a mild one.