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

January 14, 1870.

     In the weather line we are being treated to some rapidly executed changes.

     Yesterday the cases before the criminal court were mostly of a whisky character, and the fines small.  One culprit pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing a yoke of cattle, and was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary.

     The number of emigrants to Kansas the past year is estimated at one hundred thousand.

     The bridge across the Big Blue, on the new Independence and Kansas City road, has been repaired, and the road is now open to public travel.

     Business was rather dull yesterday.  The holidays are over and many empty pocket-books give evidence for that.

     Among well-bred Arabs, inability on the woman's part to make good bread is ground for divorce.  It should be sufficient cause in any country.

     Chicken coop and wood-pile "interviewers" are common now o-nights in McGee's addition.  The kind we refer to are commonly called thieves.  The fact is that numerous chickens have disappeared, and wood piles have grown beautifully less.

     It is understood that Senator Ross is about to institute libel suits against the New York Tribune, Ohio State Journal and the Lawrence (Ks.) Tribune.  They charged him with having been bought to vote for the acquittal of President Johnson.

     Mr. Smith has bought the interest of S. B. Holley in the Bank Restaurant, on the corner of Main and Second streets.  Mr. Holley will continue to preside, and "smile" upon the pleaders at the bar with that grace for which he has become famous.

     Will the man who stole a lantern from one of our little carrier boys, the other evening, have the kindness to come back and get a candle to go with it?  It is our opinion that he will need the light and a good many others to help him through life.