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

December 24, 1870.

     Travel is dull.  Still Slippery.  Game is abundant.  Turkeys are prevalent.  Christmas comes to-night.

     The Kaw has been frozen over for some days.

     The churches will all have services to-morrow.

     Thermometer 2 degrees below zero yesterday.

     Devout Catholics are molding their Christmas candles.

     The management of the Mission Sunday School festival at the Mechanics' Institute, in the goodness of their heart, have made arrangements to give the newsboys and bootblacks and other youngsters of that ilk, a sumptuous feast to-day at one o'clock, sharp.  The little fellows are asked to provide themselves with certificates of some simple sort from the different newspaper offices, in order that no vagrant gamin can gammon the worthy ladies and gentlemen who will dispense the good things.  Turkey, oysters, cranberry sauce, and toothsome edibles will be waiting for the hungry urchins exactly at one o'clock, and we anticipate an animated sight, when the tables are attacked.  As it costs nothing, no bootblack or newsboy will fail to be on time. Speeches and addresses and appetizing music will attend the meal.

     Harry Everett, the comedian, is getting better with his sprained ankle.

     The market-house is well worth a visit this morning.

     The children of the Public Schools will be glad to know that school does not take in again until the 3d day of January -- thus giving them nine full days of fun and frolic.

     Looking for holiday presents?  Call at Brennert & Woicher's drug store, corner Fifth and Main streets, under Frank's Hall, where you will find a choice selection of Fancy Goods, such as Perfumeries, Pomades, Brushes, Combs, &c.  Congress Water kept on draught.

     In accordance with the Governor's proclamation, constituting Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2, legal holidays, the banks will be closed on said days.  All paper maturing on those days will be due and payable on the Saturdays preceding.

     Rabbits from Kansas made their appearance in wagon-loads in this city yesterday.  We saw one pile of them lying on the sidewalk in front of a commission grocery that would have made the heart of a hunting dog sink within him from despair of ever seeing  another of the brief tailed quadrupeds in his native state of liveliness.  there were over a hundred of them in the bunch, and they had all been caught by one man.

     Col. Sidney Jeffords of St. Louis has arrived with 13,000 head of Brazilian sheep which will remain on exhibition at the Harlem Corral until shod.  These sheep are the first of the kind ever brought to the United States, and the Col. can be interviewed for the next week at the Sheridan or Lindell Hotels in this city.

     Our thanks are returned to the well-known tobacconists, Kamsler & Leon, for which a box of splendid Havana cigars, which were placed on our desk as a Christmas gift.  We can assure them that the fragrant smoke from the really fine cigars ascended in grateful curls of recognition of their distinguished abilities as first-class manufacturers of tobacco and cigars.  We wish they would "do it again."

     The good ladies belonging to the Christian Church, on Twelfth and Main, will have a resplendent Christmas Tree this evening at 7 o'clock.  The church will be decorated in handsome style.  All are cordially invited to the church to-night.