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

January 12, 1870.

     Yesterday the weather was damp and rainy. 

     Forty-eight thousand acres of land near Abilene, Kansas, have been sold to the Scotch Immigration Association at Glascow, for $165,000.  The men leave in February and March.

     The Swedish Lutherans in this city are making an effort to build a church and are endeavoring to collect funds for that purpose.  They will be meeting at the German Lutheran Church every Sunday, at 3 o'clock; S. E. Spencer, P. J. Younquist, and A. Pearson, trustees.  We wish them success.

     All mail matter is now deposited at the Junction.

     A pleasant dance came off at Turner's Hall Monday night.  C.  Volrath's band volunteered their services.

     Last night another raid was made upon the performers of the Can Can.  The whole troop  was arrested, owing to the fact that a license had not been procured in season for the entertainment.  The girls were released, but Mr. Spalding, the manager, was retained to answer charges.  The can-can troops are now exhibiting at Smith's new hall, on the corner of Main street and the Levee.

     Last evening was the occasion of a grand banquet at the Diamond, which was recently opened by Messrs. Dalton & Jacobs.  It is estimated that during the evening seven hundred persons were present, enjoying the hospitality of the proprietors.  The banquet, which was gotten up in the finest style.  The Diamond is a first-class saloon, and will compare favorably with any we have seen.

     Many cisterns are empty, and washerwomen cross.

     A Boston paper gravely related how a temperance dog followed his master round the town, and pulled him back by the coat-tail when he tried to enter a drinking saloon.  A canine of that "turn of mind" would have plenty to do in this city.

     County warrants for sale at this office.