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

December 4, 1870.

     The cattle handling business for the season is about played out.

     Although this is fair weather it doesn't suit the fair; there is too much dust.

     Yesterday the city was livelier than usual, even for Saturday, which is always a lively day.

     A Chicago thief was arrested in this city yesterday, and be forwarded to his proper venue to-morrow.

      No one would have known by the external appearance of affairs that there was an election in town yesterday, yet such was the case.

     To-day, doubtless, many people in this city will remember that yesterday was the day for the water works election, when they learn that the water works were defeated.  It would have taken a two-third vote to carry it, and it stands at 197 for, and 134 against.

     Young Men, Attention!  If you want your clothes cared for as at home, patronize the Home Laundry.  Office at Cannon House.

     During the present week, the saloon and restaurant under Watkins' bank at the corner of Second and Main streets, has changed hands, and is now under the charge of Messrs. Harry St. Clair and T. B. Duffy.  It will hereafter be conducted in the most gentlemanly manner, and will in al probability become the resort of all those who want a glass of superior wine or other liquor, or a nice lunch at night, which is always set there.
     Any one could see a pretty brunette, and a very pretty one, too, in the City Court yesterday morning.  Miss C. A. Brunette, besides Mattie Nilson and Ella Cahn were there, and they each paid $29.60 for the privilege of being there, as representatives of the demi monde.  Nearly the other half of the world was drunk that  night but the officers only succeeded in grappling J. Divine and James Meredith, who paid up each $5.60.  Annie Grebbling and Martha Nilson were each requested to pay $6.60 for indulging in language not classic.  The former paid up but the latter couldn't and accordingly went to jail.  John Sanford was fined $4.60 for carrying a concealed weapon.

     Monday and Tuesday evenings, Mr. Pope and Miss Gray will make their re-appearance as Snorkey and Laura Courtland in Augustin Daly's great sensation, "Under the Gaslight."  The play will be produced with the new scenery by J. G. Metha.  The thrilling mechanical effects, including the lightning express train, which never fails to rouse an audience to the highest pitch of excitement, and a completeness of cast never excelled in the country.