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

December 8, 1870.

          A gray pony was picked up in front of the St. Louis House, West Kansas, last night.  The owner can have his property by calling at the police station and proving property.

     A well-dressed chap amused himself on Fourth street, around 9 o'clock last night, by trying what filthy language he could use.  Officer Harrigan cut short his speech.  He rested in the lock-up.

     Two new Pullman Palace sleeping cars have just been put on the North Missouri railroad.  They are called the "Russia" and "Cuba," and the construction of them cost $18,000 each.  They are exceedingly beautiful and comfortable.  The "Russia" came up to this city for the first time, yesterday.

     The rain Tuesday night laid the dust so  beautifully that the pulverized hills are not assembling to such an extent in people's eyes.

     A bar-keeper of the Evergreen saloon, on Sixth street, between Main and Walnut, left a boy in charge of the saloon yesterday morning, while he went to his breakfast.  On returning he found the gallant youth had fled, as had $40 in money that had been left in the till.  The boy is said to hail from Lockport, N. Y.  He has a brilliant future before him.

     The usually quiet and staid mule attached to street car No. 2 concluded to distinguish himself by a runaway yesterday afternoon.  While standing at the turn-table on Fourth street the driver found it necessary to absent himself a moment from the car, when his muleship started, dragging the car after him, throwing it off the track and switching it beautifully on the platform north of the market house.  Neither the mule or car sustained any injury.

     Eagan, a party arrested for stealing an ax and a saw from Col. Branch's wood pile on Tuesday evening last, was discharged yesterday morning, Col. Branch refusing to appear against him.  It seems that poverty and cold drove him to commit the act, and the Col. listening to his pleadings for mercy concluded that it was better to permit him to go at large.

     Dr. H. proposed to the blind fiddler, who was discoursing "sweet music" yesterday on the square, that if he would play "Dixie'" and "Hail Columbia" that he would perform an operation on his eyes.  The proposition was accepted.

     At Frank's Hall, Miss Phoebe Couzins to-night will demonstrate what a self-reliant, noble lady can accomplish.  Let everyone hear her.  A section is reserved for sale at the door, for such as were late in securing seats.